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Chico man arrested for sexually explicit messages to 11-year-old

Chico man arrested for sexually explicit messages to 11-year-old

Hannah Suzuki

February 11, 2015

Reginald Ealy Jr., a Chico resident, was arrested Wednesday for allegedly sending sexually explicit photos and messages to an 11-year-old girl via Facebook. The inappropriate messages and photos were discovered by the 11-year-old girl's older sister, who called the police to report the situation. P...

Medical marijuana use limited by location

Medical marijuana use limited by location

William Rein

February 10, 2015

A property manager who owns a house on West First Avenue has threatened to contact police to crack down on students who are using the backyard as a hideaway to smoke marijuana. On Feb. 3, a hand-written sign was posted on the fence of the property warning that the owner would contact police if there was continued prob...

Victim stabbed on Nord Avenue

Victim stabbed on Nord Avenue

Austin Redfern

February 8, 2015

A person was stabbed on Nord Avenue earlier tonight after an altercation. Chico Police Officer Scott Ruppel said that two subjects were involved in dispute by Star Liquor after which they made their way to 500 Nord Avenue where the situation escalated and one of the subjects was stabbed. The victim, who ...

Father of a second grader threatens to hit another 10-year-old boy

Father of a second grader threatens to hit another 10-year-old boy

Courtney Weaver

February 7, 2015

University Police Call Type: Prowling Wednesday, 2:33 a.m., West 3rd Street "Police received a 911 call from the Alpha Phi house advising a male knocking on the door and trying to get inside. He was gone when police arrived." Call Type: Fire Alarm Thursday, 1:32 p.m., Whitney Hall Dormi...

Student suicidal over infatuation

Student suicidal over infatuation

William Rein

February 5, 2015

University Police Department Call Type: Welfare Check Monday, University Village “Reporting party reports son went to an orientation at San Jose State and became infatuated with a girl online he has never met. Son sent text stating he does not know what to do as he is in love and feels he nee...

Police find transients with stolen toolbox and 3-by-3-foot tarp full of marijuana

David Mcvicker

February 2, 2015

University Police DepartmentCall Type: Suspicious Subject Friday, 2:46 p.m., Meriam Library"Two male adults, one heavy, yelling racial slurs 'white pride.' No clothing description was given."Call type: Assault Saturday, 2:10 a.m., Whitney Hall"Reporting party states a female dorm resident entered her room and assa...

Police accuse 2 of vandalism, making threats

Hannah Suzuki

February 2, 2015

Two Chico residents were arrested by the Chico Police Department on Friday for car vandalism and making threatening statements with graffiti. According to police, the two individuals smashed the window of a parked car on 800 Pomona Ave. They also made a threat on a wall next to the car doo...

Car hits female walking to school

Courtney Weaver

January 30, 2015

University Police Department Call Type: Elevator Malfunction Wednesday, 11:30 p.m., Holt Hall Custodian stuck in elevator, called police. Elevator would not respond to officer’s key; referred to other department. Chico Police Department Call Type: Vehicle Tampering Wednesday, 08:32 a....

Police: Two men robbed grocery store on Park Avenue

David Mcvicker

January 30, 2015

Chico Police are searching for two men who robbed a local grocery store at gunpoint Thursday night. No customers were in the store at the time and the store clerk was injured in the robbery.Officers said two men entered the Money Saver Food Mart on 1631 Park Ave. wearing bandannas over their faces and po...

Man threatens to stick knife down person’s throat

Brittany Mcclintock

January 29, 2015

University Police Department Call Type: Vehicle Stop Tuesday 8:32 p.m. "Vehicle received a warning." Chico Police Department Call Type: Drunk in Public Tuesday, 4:53 p.m., East Avenue "Upon arriving to his destination, man passed out in the back of a cab. When the driver asked him to exit, he r...

3 men arrested after Walgreens shooting

3 men arrested after Walgreens shooting

Brittany Mcclintock

January 28, 2015

The Chico Police arrested three people after a shooting behind Walgreens on Nord Avenue.Once police arrived on scene, a 911 call was made detailing that a man was spotted shooting a handgun at another man behind Walgreens, said Michael A Dunbaugh, Chief of Police.Police arrested three men that fit the descriptions that the witnes...

Stolen vehicle on Cedar St.

Hannah Suzuki

January 26, 2015

University Police Department Call Type: Directed Patrol 7:00 p.m, Modoc Hall "Chico High students smoking outside of Modoc Hall and behind Bidwell Mansion. Women has black wavy hair and wearing bright multicolored backpack with shapes." Call Type: Narcotics Violation 12:10 a.m, University ...

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