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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

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

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

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

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 30, 2017

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

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

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...

Public informational meeting on safety is held by Chico police

Public informational meeting on safety is held by Chico police

Jacqueline Morales

November 6, 2017

Chico police will have a public informational meeting on safety Thursday. The meeting regards public safety with a in-depth explanation to local users of exactly how Nextdoor: Making the Most of the Network is connected to the police department. The meeting will be held at the Old Municipal Building 44...

Shooting at apartment leads to identifying hit and run suspect

Shooting at apartment leads to identifying hit and run suspect

Jacqueline Morales

November 2, 2017

Police arrested a man suspected of a hit and run after he accidentally injured himself with a firearm Wednesday evening.Danny Salazar, 18, was found in an apartment complex at the 1200 block of West Sacramento Avenue where he was involved in a physical fight with another man, according to a press rel...

Man arrested on campus for burglary

Man arrested on campus for burglary

Luke Dennison

October 25, 2017

Chico Police have arrested Aaron Richmond who was found in possession of reported stolen items. The 18-year-old was approached while illegally camping in a sleeping bag in the Bidwell Bowl Amphitheater on campus, according to the Chico Police Department. Officers found numerous stolen credit cards, a US ...

Sleeping man almost rolls from curb into Esplanade traffic

Sleeping man almost rolls from curb into Esplanade traffic

Natalie Hanson

October 6, 2017

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Transient ProblemMonday 6:58 a.m., Bidwell Manor ApartmentsMan sleeping in bushes close to curb at Esplanade, almost rolled into traffic while asleep.Call Type: DisturbanceMonday 3:10 p.m., 1205 Park Ave.Woman reports another woman unleashed her own dog onto her.Call Typ...

Conversations with cops held around town

Conversations with cops held around town

Christian Solis

October 4, 2017

The Chico Police Department hosted their 2nd Annual National Coffee with a Cop Day, Wednesday. The officers were able to meet face-to-face with community members to build a more inclusive and connected community while discussing significant issues. The free event was held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at partici...

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