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Chico Police make arrest using bait bike program

Chico Police make arrest using bait bike program

Carlos Islas

October 1, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, News

The Chico Police Department’s bait bike program led to an arrest of a transient around Bidwell Park on Sept. 30. The transient arrested on suspicion of felony grand theft of a bicycle that was valued at $1,500 was identified as Garret Brashears, 30, of Chico. The arrest was mad...

Chico Police Department create a new application for community

Carly Plemons

October 1, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, News

Public access to the Chico Police Department just got easier. A new application has been introduced by the Chico PD in an effort to better inform and communicate with the Chico community. “We want people to receive information about wanted persons or just police activity in their neighborhood,” said Lt....

Person pees and poops on car

Carlos Islas

October 1, 2015


Filed under News, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall type: Suspicious subject Friday 6:27 a.m., Vallombrosa AvenueSubject on a mountain bike wearing a black hoodie, red bandana, red backpack and jeans was seeing riding his bike in a complex he does not belong. Subject was looking into vehicles.Call type: Vehicle tampering Fr...

Prostitute found ‘working’ outside of Jersey Mike’s

Prostitute found ‘working’ outside of Jersey Mike’s

Carly Plemons

September 28, 2015


Filed under News, Police Blotter

University Police Call Type: Welfare Check, 10:32 a.m., Holt Hall An elderly woman was pushing a wheelchair in the bus loading area was asking questions that didn’t make sense. Call Type: Narcotics Violation, 10:35 a.m., Physical Science Building Found a small bag of health and safety contraband ...

Pitbull runs loose in traffic

Pitbull runs loose in traffic

Suzy Leamon

September 28, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall type: Loose Animal, 8:18 a.m., East Eighth StreetLarge pitbull type dog loose on Eighth Street in traffic.Call type: 415-Subject, 11:04 a.m., 202 W. 1st St. Female by the creek yelling profanities. Call type: Neighbor Dispute, 11:29 a.m., 390 Rio Lindo Ave. Male and female yellin...

Homeless man exposes himself to bus passengers

Brandon Eiges

September 28, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Department Call Type: Vandalism 7:01 a.m., Cohasset Road A man was running through traffic. He was yelling vulgar language at cars and simulating a gun with his fingers. The man would point the his fingers at cars then at his own head. Call Type: Fight 4:19 p.m., Main Stree...

Chico city council member proposes ghost riding ban

Chico city council member proposes ghost riding ban

Suzy Leamon

September 26, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Crime

Council member Randall Stone has proposed a plan to ban ghost riding in Chico.Ghost riding is when someone is riding a bicycle while also steering another next to them.The city ban would make it easier for police to stop someone who is ghost riding and have them verify ownership of the bicycle.In Ca...

Son destroys property after being asked to move out

Carlos Islas

September 21, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Department Call type: Suspicious subject, Friday 8:08 a.m., E. 20th Street Transient female was sitting next to reporting party’s daughter’s car. Reporting party asked her to leave and the subject spat on her car. Subject left through alley toward C Street. Call type: Suspicious s...

Let’s bounce: The dangers bar employees face

Let’s bounce: The dangers bar employees face

Sabrina Salvatore

September 20, 2015


Filed under Community, News

While a night at the Chico bar scene may be intended as a night to unwind, bouncers gear up for a work shift that may involve dangerous circumstances. Keith Chapman, security manager at The Crazy Horse Saloon, is confronted with a multitude of negative reactions on a nightly basis from people trying to get int...

Homeless person found asleep in elevator

Carly Plemons

September 17, 2015


Filed under News, Police Blotter

University Police Department Call Type: Suspicious Subject Wednesday 1:56 a.m., Normal Avenue“Male was stumbling around front sidewalk near the bike racks.”Call Type: Transient Call Wednesday 8:45 a.m., Normal Avenue “Homeless person found sleeping in the elevator of parking structure asl...

Feces found on back of sign

Feces found on back of sign

Brandon Eiges

September 15, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Vandalism 10:49 a.m., Park AvenueReporting person found fresh feces on the back of his business sign and smeared on his front window. There was a pair of pants and socks left behind at the scene.Call Type: Found Property 8:43 a.m., Oleander AvenueA backpack was found at Butte ...

Man pulls out knife during meeting

Man pulls out knife during meeting

Jenice Tupolo

September 15, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Family Dispute Sunday, 1:09 a.m., Amanda Way “Sister is kicking the sliding door to break it, trying to get in. Subject just walked away and is now on Little Chico Creek Elementary Campus.”Call Type: Drunk In Public Sunday, 6:21 a.m., Dale Way“Reporting person s...

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