The Orion

Subject throws rocks at girl, threatens her

Hannah Suzuki

January 20, 2015


Filed under News, Police Blotter

University Police DepartmentCall Type: Narcotics Violation Sunday, 9:26 p.m., University Village on Nord Ave."Officers located a bong on University Village property. University Housing and Food Services will handle the situation further."Call Type: Suspicious Subject. Sunday, 12:42 a.m., 3rd Street/Chest...

Teens reported playing chicken with cars

David Mcvicker

January 17, 2015


Filed under News, Police Blotter

University Police DepartmentCall Type: Medical Aid Friday, 1:32 p.m., Cherry Street “Female called feeling light headed and felt like passing out. Was taken to Enloe Medical Center for further care.” Call Type: Drunk in Public Friday, 8:57p.m., Selvester's Cafe-by-the-Creek “Subject was wearing a...

Pedestrian killed in car accident identified as Chico State student

Pedestrian killed in car accident identified as Chico State student

David Mcvicker

January 17, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, News

The pedestrian killed when he was struck by a vehicle Friday night has been identified as 18-year-old Chico State student Nicholas Castellanos, according to the Butte County Coroners office and a campus wide announcement. Chico police officers responded to a call approximately 9:40 p.m. at the i...

Female claiming to be cannibal tries to bite people, vehicles

Female claiming to be cannibal tries to bite people, vehicles

Courtney Weaver

January 15, 2015


Filed under Police Blotter

University Police DepartmentCall Type: Area Check- Specify Type, Wednesday 7:37 p.m."Officer initiated activity at 25 Main St. when remnants of a campfire and human feces were found at the bottom of the stairs at RSC Property Management. Contacted for clean up." Chico Police Department Call Type: Su...

Man walks down Ivy Street wearing only sombrero, shoes

Man walks down Ivy Street wearing only sombrero, shoes

David Mcvicker

December 14, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Wednesday, 5:10 p.m.: Threats on Lassen Avenue. "Suspect has used reporting party's bank card without permission. Suspect has now threatened to hurt reporting party and his cat and destroy his RV."Thursday, 7:37 p.m.: Suspicious circumstance on Pendant Avenue. "Reporting party thinks there is a cow in water in th...

Assault with a firework at a moving vehicle

Assault with a firework at a moving vehicle

Robert Engels

December 9, 2014


Filed under Breaking News

A Chico resident was arrested after shooting a firework out of his truck at another while driving on the road. Around 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Thomas Gerten became enraged after he couldn’t pass another drive on Vallombrosa Avenue, according to a Chico Police report. Once Gerten got close to the...

Housekeeping finds a loaded gun in bed at Oxford Suites

Housekeeping finds a loaded gun in bed at Oxford Suites

David Mcvicker

December 6, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentTuesday, 1:01 p.m.: Disturbance on Oleander Avenue. "Subject at front entrance of courthouse on the southwest side. Same subject as yesterday. Subject has a fox mask on and signs with obscene wording directed to a judge. School is in session and there are multiple students in the fiel...

Man washes clothes in City Council chamber fish fountain

Man washes clothes in City Council chamber fish fountain

David Mcvicker

December 1, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentSunday, 5:08 p.m.: Residential burglary on Ricky Court. "Reporting party was away from her apartment all weekend. Reporting party left her apartment unlocked for her manager to get inside and do some spraying. Reporting party states her ex has stayed at her apartment off and on si...

Man attacks Redbox rental machine, calls it ‘an enemy’

Man attacks Redbox rental machine, calls it ‘an enemy’

David Mcvicker

November 15, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentWednesday, 3:31 p.m.: Citizen report at Has Beans Coffee and Tea Co. on Humboldt Avenue. "Reporting party found bones in the creek bed area across from coffee shop. Reporting party was looking for odd rocks and found bones and a shrine. Thinks they may be human bones. He stated he thre...

Chico cops shouldn’t come with cameras

Megan Mann

November 14, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Is it just me, or is the whole idea of the Chico Police Department making its officers wear body cameras in an effort to decrease police brutality a really bad one?For starters, officers will be wearing these cameras at all times, and all the information recorded will be accessible online by the genera...

Alleged armed robbery at Walgreens

Alleged armed robbery at Walgreens

Madison Holmes

November 9, 2014


Filed under Crime, News

A female suspect was in custody after allegedly robbing Walgreens on Nord Avenue at gunpoint on Sunday around 4:30 p.m.Chico Police Officer Damon Selland said the suspect fled the scene on foot after the robbery and discarded the weapon somewhere between Walgreens and the alley between Safeway and Columbu...

Man chases two shoplifters out of shop with stick

Man chases two shoplifters out of shop with stick

David Mcvicker

November 8, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentWednesday, 9:48 a.m.: Civil dispute at West East Avenue. "Girlfriend took reporting party's vehicle. Reporting party found out she has another boyfriend. Girlfriend and new boyfriend are refusing to give reporting party's keys back. He is requesting grand theft auto report."Wednesday, 1:46 p...

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