The Orion

Female enters motel requesting call to mortuary, ready to be cremated

Anna Sobreviñas

September 3, 2014


Filed under Breaking News

University Police:Saturday, 2:15 a.m.: Medical aid needed at Whitney Hall dormitory on Legion Avenue. "Residential advisor requesting alcohol assessment on one male. Front desk called and was unable to answer any questions about the call as they were told simply to call UPD."Saturday, 2:17 a.m.: Welfare che...

Course drops alcohol-related charges

Course drops alcohol-related charges

Madison Holmes

August 31, 2014


Filed under News

Individuals charged with lower level alcohol-related incidents may be discharged from their offenses through a new program.The program will give these individuals the option to take courses and complete community service to get their charges dropped, said Tami Ritter, a Chico City Council member.Members of the Chico...

Unauthorized Mexican soccer league playing on field

Christine Lee

August 26, 2014


Filed under Breaking News

August 24 and 25Chico Police Department:Sunday, 11:19 a.m. : Unauthorized soccer league playing on field. “Reporting party advised an unauthorized Mexican soccer league has set up and are playing league games on their fields. Reporting party has told them several times to leave but the subjects ...

Serve and protect, not neglect

Serve and protect, not neglect

Veronica De La Cruz

August 25, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Police brutality is unacceptable at any time. From the images of the riots, to the sound of pain in the voices of those who have been affected, the Ferguson shooting has become an almost unavoidable conflict that our country needs to resolve. Unlike what the citizens in Ferguson, Missouri ...

Gang violence escalates in Chico

Gang violence escalates in Chico

Madison Holmes

April 24, 2014


Filed under Crime, News

Austin Mckinsey had both of his hands up in surrender when a fist came out of nowhere and slammed into the right side of his face, cracking his eye socket in two places and caving in his cheekbone. The sophomore electrical engineering major was trying to break up a fight between three girls at a pa...

Four-car pileup on Ninth and Ivy streets

Four-car pileup on Ninth and Ivy streets

Emerson Keenan

April 19, 2014


Filed under News

A pickup truck went into oncoming traffic on the intersection of Ninth and Ivy streets Saturday evening, resulting in a four-car pileup.No one was injured, said Chico Police Officer Peter Durfee. The incident occurred at approximately 6:20 p.m., he said. A Dodge pickup truck entered into the intersection going south and was h...

Break mellows St. Patrick’s Day revel

Break mellows St. Patrick’s Day revel

Christine Lee

March 18, 2014


Filed under News

  The Chico Police Department rang in another calm St. Patrick's Day this year. There were a total of 33 arrests between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday, according to a press release. There were 27 arrests last year. "It was pretty mellow," Chico Police Lt. Michael O'Brien said. "Yes...

Woman outside Boot Barn trying to stab people with needle

Woman outside Boot Barn trying to stab people with needle

Nicholas Carr

February 15, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Feb. 14Chico Police Department:Friday, 9:06 a.m.: Firearm found on the 600 block of East Seventh Street. "Reporting party (at Chico Police station), will be outside on benches. States he found a gun about a block from this intersection. States it's some sort of automatic handgun. States the clip was loose a li...

Student escapes kidnapping

Madison Holmes

February 8, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, News

The Chico Police Department responded to an attempted kidnapping of a 21-year-old female Chico State student on the 1200 block of West Sacramento Avenue at 10 p.m. Friday night. The suspect made a comment to the victim and she responded kindly, according to a campus-wide email. The suspect then pulled a plastic bag over her fac...

Chico Police cancel ride-along program

Chico Police cancel ride-along program

Enrique Raymundo

January 28, 2014


Filed under News

Safety concerns and budget cuts have prompted the Chico Police Department to end their Ride-Along Program.Participating officers are restricted in what they can do with a civilian in the car, said Chico Police Lieutenant David Britt. They cannot respond to "hot calls," such as a vehicle pursuit or an incide...

No citations given for ‘Sit and Lie’ violation

No citations given for ‘Sit and Lie’ violation

Madison Holmes

January 27, 2014


Filed under News

The Chico Police Department has not given out any citations to those violating the Sit and Lie ordinance since it took effect in December. The ordinance prohibits people from sitting or lying on Chico sidewalks next to commercial property between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Those who are cited under the ordinance would be g...

Nurse starts bike light program after two student deaths

Nurse starts bike light program after two student deaths

Benjamin Mullin

December 17, 2013


Filed under News

As a registered nurse with 20 years of experience, Katie Boerner has seen many people injured in bicycle collisions. And she's had a few close calls herself when reckless motorists nearly sideswiped her while driving down Chico's streets.But this semester, after two college cyclists died in bicycle collisions, Boer...

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