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Drug bust suspects arrested, awaiting trial

Drug bust suspects arrested, awaiting trial

Bianca Quilantan

September 12, 2016


Filed under News

Four men face drug-related charges stemming from an 11-month-long investigation that developed into a raid at a downtown Chico smoke shop on Aug. 23.The Dungeon was raided by agents from the Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force in conjunction with the Butte County Sheriff’s Office, Chico Police De...

Breaking: man with gun headed toward campus

September 6, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

The Chico Police Department notified Chico State students to be on the lookout for an armed man headed to campus. Students received notifications through texts or a phone call from an automated emergency line. This story will be updated as it progresses. UPDATE: Chico High School, Inspire High...

Chico Police Department releases 2015 annual report

Chico Police Department releases 2015 annual report

Kayla Fitzgerald

April 30, 2016


Filed under Community, News

Chico could be transforming into a safer area to live, and it might be due to the recent changes and actions of the Chico Police Department. The department released its annual report of 2015 that discusses the accomplishments of 2015, plans and goals for 2016, and many crime statistics.Among those accomplish...

Suspects arrested after assaulting bicyclist in One Mile

Suspects arrested after assaulting  bicyclist in One Mile

Michelle Zhu

April 6, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Two men were arrested for assaulting and robbing a bicyclist Tuesday evening in South One Mile Recreation Area.At 6 p.m. the bicyclist was followed by a vehicle, which proceeded to honk behind him. The bicyclist waved for them to pass, but this resulted in a verbal exchange.The suspects then exited the ...

Chico police rethink city ordinance and homeless resources

Chico police rethink city ordinance and homeless resources

Michelle Zhu

March 2, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

The Chico Police Department may be able to establish more trust and resources among the homeless community. The Chico City Council and the the Chico Police Department are considering installing a 24-hour downtown public restroom, as well as expanding the Offenses Against Public Property Ordinance.  With the number of deceased persons and crimes in the homeles...

Men and dogs war

Men and dogs war

Yang Dai

February 21, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Chico Police Department Call Type: Aggressive Animal, 9:48 a.m., West 8th AvenueA female subject was attacked by a dog near West 8th Avenue.Call type: Found bike, 4:53p.m., Park AvenueReporting person was found a man’s bike.Call Type: Fight, 8:00 p.m., Main StreetGroup of five subjects and dogs were fighting ...

Shots heard in Cohasset Lane

Shots heard in Cohasset Lane

Yang Dai

February 7, 2016


Filed under News, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Family Dispute, 8:43 a.m., Hazel StreetQuarrel between mother and daughter at home.Call Type: Fight, 8:56 a.m., West 2nd StreetTwo subjects fighting on the B-Line Bus.Call type: Shoplift, 3:09 p.m., East AvenueA female subject stole in shop.Call Type: Shots Heard, 12:21...

City, campus police improve collaboration

City, campus police improve collaboration

December 15, 2015


Filed under Community, Crime, News

In addition to updating a Memorandum of Understanding, University Police and Chico Police Department hope to collaborate more effectively to keep the Chico State community safe. At a recent open forum, violence and crime within Chico was addressed by students. One component of this concern is the Chico Police Dep...

Shots heard near West Fifth Avenue, Hartford Drive

Shots heard near West Fifth Avenue, Hartford Drive

December 14, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall type: Found bike, 9:13 a.m., Hegan LaneReporting party said he was found a men’s yellow bike.Call type: Shots seen, 2:21 p.m., Forest StreetReporting person said he saw the subject was patrolled with a handgun on a bike path behind the address.Call type: Stolen bike, 8 p.m., East Sa...

Female shot with BB gun while riding skateboard

Female shot with BB gun while riding skateboard

December 14, 2015


Filed under Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall type: Suspicious subject, 7:29 a.m., Chantel WayA subject was yelling and pounding on the door. Subject was yelling about bounty hunters last seen heading southbound on Chantel Way.Call type: Harassment, 1:45 p.m., Oakdale StreetReporting party was calling for her non-English speaking sister-in-law. According to reporting ...

Shooting at party leaves 1 injured

Shooting at party leaves 1 injured

December 13, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Crime

A shooting occurred at North Cedar Street on Saturday night and left one man injured, according to a Chico Police Department press release. "I knew right away it was gunfire," said Chris Badger, senior civil engineering major and North Cedar resident. "I didn't see the shooter, but I heard about 20 s...

2 males reported smoking meth in front of Jersey Mike’s

2 males reported smoking meth in front of Jersey Mike’s

December 10, 2015


Filed under News, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Petty Theft, 7:11 a.m., 598 E. 8th St.Caller purchased a money order for $310 and then realized it only had $220 on it. Caller tried to talk to wonder but employee won't allow that or tell him who the wonder is. Caller has a receipt and money order.Call Type: Poss. ...

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