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K-9 unit deployed in apprehension of wanted person

K-9 unit deployed in apprehension of wanted person

Josh Cozine

March 22, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News

Chico Police spotted and pursued a suspect with two felony warrants for arrest Wednesday night, with the use of a K-9 unit. Joshua Boles was wanted for felony level crimes of resisting arrest and possessing a firearm as a felon. In addition, Chico Police stated in a press release that they have an...

Woman breaks into resident’s backyard, claiming to live there

Woman breaks into resident’s backyard, claiming to live there

Tisha Cheney

March 16, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, News, Police Blotter, Showcase

University Police Call Type: Littering/Urinating in Public Monday 8:24 a.m., Kendall Hall A man in sweatpants was caught urinating in front of the building. Call Type: Harassment Monday 3:06 p.m., Unknown address A man has been stalking victim through phone, social media an...

Domestic abuser refused to leave victim’s home; arrest ended six-hour standoff

Domestic abuser refused to leave victim’s home; arrest ended six-hour standoff

Tisha Cheney

March 8, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News

A man left a mental facility and barricaded himself in his ex-wife's house in a standoff with police Wednesday. According to a press release, the Chico Police Department received an emergency call at 11:42 a.m. from a medical facility that claimed a patient David Arkos, 41, had left after making threats...

System failure disconnects phone line to University Police

System failure disconnects phone line to University Police

Josh Cozine

February 26, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

Phone lines to the University Police Department were down for nearly an hour Monday.The line issue was announced in a campus email release Monday to all students and faculty.In response, emergency 9-1-1 calls were routed to Chico Police. A temporary number was sent via email by University Police for s...

Woman gives false ID to police after being found holding narcotics

Woman gives false ID to police after being found holding narcotics

Josiah Nicholl

February 24, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, News, Police Blotter, Showcase

Chico Police: Call type: Narcotics Monday 1:34 p.m., 100 Wall St. A man was arrested for felony probation violation, misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Call type: Domestic Monday 3:55 p.m., 2700 Cactus Ave. A man was arrested fo...

Sting operations have lead to success within months, police say

Sting operations have lead to success within months, police say

Alejandra Fraga

January 25, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News, Showcase

With 11 felony arrests made in December of 2017, the Chico Police Department stated they conducted a second round of operations this month.This second operation resulted in six felony arrests. "Being back to back, this is actually a very successful operation and officers are able to look at the issue...

Domestic dispute leads to lockdown of two schools

Domestic dispute leads to lockdown of two schools

Tisha Cheney

January 25, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

A domestic disturbance took place in the 1200 Block of Notre Dame Boulevard at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday. According to a press release, Michael Sterling, 32, left the scene on foot with a pistol in his possession. Due to the close proximity to Little Chico Creek Elementary and Marsh Junior High schools,...

Chico Police confirm sting operations to arrest theft suspects

Chico Police confirm sting operations to arrest theft suspects

Alejandra Fraga

January 22, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

The Chico Police Department and Butte County Probation Department partnered for a theft prevention operation Friday.The sting operations will focus on subjects who are currently on probation for theft and burglary related crimes, or that are suspected contacts with possible criminals in the downtown ...

Teacher finds packets of heroin or methadone during a class fieldtrip

Teacher finds packets of heroin or methadone during a class fieldtrip

Christian Solis

December 4, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

University Police DepartmentCall Type: Petty TheftMonday 5:11 p.m., Arthur Acker GymnasiumA bike was stolen from the racks and suspected persons were reported to have been wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt with an army backpack and the other to have been wearing a grey-hooded sweatshirt. No one has been identi...

Fraud suspect leads police chase for hours in Chico neighborhood

Fraud suspect leads police chase for hours in Chico neighborhood

Jacqueline Morales

November 29, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

A suspected thief led numerous police on a chase after possible fraud of credit cards at a Chico business Tuesday.The incident occurred at around 2 p.m. at the 600 block of Broadway Street when Andrew Gasway, 32, was suspected of using fraudulent credit and debit cards, according to a press release....

Chico Police identify victim of Cherry Street homicide

Chico Police identify victim of Cherry Street homicide

Luke Dennison

November 26, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

Chico Police continue to search for a suspect and ask witnesses to come forward after a street homicide. On Nov. 9 police arrived at 1500 block of North Cherry Street to find the victim, David Bledsoe, 26, dead in his apartment. An autopsy confirmed a gunshot wound killed the victim, according to a ...

Firearm is stolen from vehicle, possible suspect is detained

Firearm is stolen from vehicle, possible suspect is detained

Luke Dennison

November 25, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

A car theft incident involving a missing firearm was reported to the Chico Police Department Nov. 20. A female victim said to have been unloading items into the recreation center of Bidwell Jr. High School and left the vehicle unattended at about 3 p.m., according to a press release. When the victim returned to th...

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