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Man arrested on campus for burglary

Man arrested on campus for burglary

Luke Dennison

October 25, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

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


Filed under Breaking News, News, Police Blotter

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


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News, Showcase

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...

Chico K-9 assists in drug and weapons bust

Chico K-9 assists in drug and weapons bust

Natalie Hanson

October 3, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

A routine traffic stop led to a drug bust for the award-winning Chico Police Department K-9 member, Pax. According to a press release from the Chico Police Department, on Sept. 14 around 8 p.m., a Chico police officer conducted a traffic stop on East First Avenue. While sniffing the vehicle, Pax, who is...

Homicide reported in Chico State neighborhood

Homicide reported in Chico State neighborhood

Christian Solis

October 2, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

A man was shot and killed Sunday night near the 900 block of West Fourth Avenue. Chico Police found a 32-year-old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds when they arrived. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Alleged suspects, Jason Jackson and Michaela Norman, were arrested at Flyers Gas S...

‘Remembering Kristina Chesterman’ spotlights safety awareness

‘Remembering Kristina Chesterman’ spotlights safety awareness

Natalie Hanson

October 2, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Members of the Chico Police Department and emergency responders came to campus to discuss awareness for drunk driving and bicycle safety Monday. "Remembering Kristina Chesterman" is part of an effort to commemorate the life of a student who was struck by a vehicle in 2012.   An amb...

Man forgot his bike inside Safeway after rushing out mad

Man forgot his bike inside Safeway after rushing out mad

Natalie Hanson

October 1, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: DisruptionMonday 6:24 a.m., East AvenueMale being disruptive inside of Safeway was asked to leave. He rushed out of the store and left his bike. Ran behind the business, did not pick up bike until 9:00 pm.Call Type: Domestic DisturbanceMonday 9:49 a.m., W. 8th AvenueWoman wa...

Chico Police to visit Chapman Elementary for lunch

Chico Police to visit Chapman Elementary for lunch

Gennisis Mendoza Cruz

September 27, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Members of the Chico Police Department are going to visit the students of Chapman elementary on Sep. 27 for a lunch and play event.The event will take place from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at 1071 E.16th Street.They will eat lunch and then participate in interactive games with the elementary students. Chico Police Chief Mich...

Butte County Sergeant is injured in car accident

Butte County Sergeant is injured in car accident

Luke Dennison

September 19, 2017


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

Sergeant on patrol collided into multiple obstacles, Tuesday, in the area of East 16th Street and Park Avenue. According to a press release, Butte County Sheriff's Office, Sergeant Sam Burnett was feeling ill during his drive back to the station before colliding his vehicle into an empty parked c...

Chico Police academy recruits locals

Chico Police academy recruits locals

Guillermo Felix-Alvor

September 12, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico residents are being encouraged to join Citizens' Police Academy to experience first-hand police tasks. The 12 week program gives residents of Chico an experience of the departments' work.Ed Nelson, a crime prevention officer and facilitator of the program, said that it’s great for people who ma...

Shirtless man claims he has hotel room

Shirtless man claims he has hotel room

Cameron O'Brien

August 21, 2017


Filed under Police Blotter

Editor's Note:  This post has been updated. Chico Police Call Type: Suspicious Subject Monday, 8:19 a.m., 725 Broadway St. Man runs around shirtless claiming he has a hotel room causing disturbance in the community. Call Type: Verbal Dispute Monday, 10:18 a.m., West 5th St. A man and female...

Body cameras create issues

Body cameras create issues

Rachel Reyes

April 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Concerns about officer-involved shootings have prompted an ongoing debate about body cameras for police officers. This issue is considerably new to Chico but comes after Desmond Phillips was shot and killed by Chico Police. According to KRCR News Channel, there are differing stories of what happened between Chico Police and Desmond Phillips during this time. Having a bo...

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