The Orion

Police identify and arrest shooter following lengthy investigation

Police identify and arrest shooter following lengthy investigation

Josiah Nicholl

March 7, 2018

A man police believe was connected to a vehicle shooting in Chico last month was arrested this week. Chico police stated that Draven Paul Brannon-Thompson, 21, was identified after an investigation into the cause of a shooting in February. The original shooting took place on Feb. 21 around 3:45 p.m....

Business owners and police department team up to combat shoplifting

Business owners and police department team up to combat shoplifting

Josiah Nicholl

February 21, 2018

The Chico Police Department, the Downtown Chico Business Association and the Chamber of Commerce announced a "Retail Watch" program Tuesday. According to a release, the program will consist of monthly meetings between business owners and the Chico Police Department to discuss and combat the increase in...

Woman suspected of stealing from laundry room

Woman suspected of stealing from laundry room

Tisha Cheney

January 27, 2018

University PoliceCall Type: Suspicious SubjectMonday 8:26 a.m., Student Services Center.A pacing man warned the public that "people are chasing him."Call Type: Directed PatrolMonday 7:00 p.m., Warner Street.A transient kicked in a fence to take a nap.Call Type: Transient CallTuesday 2:36 a.m., Parking...

Man Found Squatting Failed To Register For Previous Offense

Man Found Squatting Failed To Register For Previous Offense

Latisha Cheney

January 20, 2018

A registered sex offender was found illegally squatting at the 1200 block of Nord Avenue Thursday.According to a press release, Allen Starr Brown, 55, will be facing numerous felony charges for failing to properly register prior to his release from prison and after relocating to a new jurisdiction, as well a...

Man holds a sign quoting Taylor Swift lyrics

Man holds a sign quoting Taylor Swift lyrics

Jacqueline Morales

November 6, 2017

University Police DepartmentCall Type: Animal Call Monday 9:29 a.m., Meriam Library Man's doberman dog barked at a passerby while tabling. Call Type: Transient CallMonday 12:57 p.m., Physical Education Storage buildingMan with a shopping cart was at the side of the golf shed. Call Type: Assist oth...

Chico Police end its special event regulations after Halloween

Chico Police end its special event regulations after Halloween

Jacqueline Morales

November 1, 2017

Chico Police Department continued to ensure public safety regulations after Halloween weekend. CPD's operation plan started Friday at 6 p.m. and ended Wednesday at 6 a.m., according to a press release. The department was expected to be busier than usual. It partnered with additional local law enforcement...

Man reported for exposing a firearm on Highway 99

Man reported for exposing a firearm on Highway 99

Christian Solis

October 26, 2017

A man was reported for waving a firearm while driving on Highway 99 Wednesday.The reporting male was able to provide an accurate vehicle description and license plate number to the Chico Police Dispatch which was then reported to the California Highway Patrol and to the Chico Police Department, according to a...

7-year-old brings a loaded gun to local elementary school

7-year-old brings a loaded gun to local elementary school

Jacqueline Morales

March 30, 2017

On Thursday shortly before 11 a.m., Chico Police Department received a call that a 7-year-old child brought a handgun to school.The incident happened at Parkview Elementary School at 117 East Eight Street. A teacher found the gun in the second grade student's desk. The gun was identified as .380 cal...

Clowning around is risky business

Clowning around is risky business

Amanda Hovik

October 6, 2016

A Facebook post last night suggested a clown had been seen on East Avenue in Chico holding a knife.This “creepy clown” threat has been brought to Chico Police Department’s attention. According to their press release, almost every community in the country has been subjected to some s...

Catch coffee with cops

Catch coffee with cops

Kaylie Lewis

October 4, 2016

The Chico Police Department will be hosting an event on Oct. 7 from 9 to 10 a.m. to have coffee with a cop. The event will be held at the following locations: Starbucks on 246 Broadway St., Cal Java on 2485 Notre Dame Blvd. Coffee Ranch on 1288 E. First Ave. It’s a Grind on 6 W....

Woman shoots up heroin at a bus stop

Woman shoots up heroin at a bus stop

Kyla Linville

September 22, 2016

University Police Department: Call Type: Suspicious Subject Wednesday 12:56 p.m., West First StreetTwo males were spotted walking through the physical science building, one carrying a bike frame. They left and may have been headed towards the children’s park.Call Type: Welfare Check Wednesday 2:15 p.m., W...

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