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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...

Chico State alumnus involved in St. Patrick’s Day police shooting

Chico State alumnus involved in St. Patrick’s Day police shooting

George Johnston

March 20, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

Alex Fliehr and Jeremy Gagnebin were identified in a press conference March 20 as the two Chico Police officers involved in the police shooting that lead to the death of Desmond Phillips. Officer Fliehr graduated from Chico State with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. He joined the police f...

House on 7th and Chestnut Streets excavated

House on 7th and Chestnut Streets excavated

Alejandra Fraga

February 25, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico Fire and Police Department were still working at the scene of the 7th and Chestnut Streets house fire. The excavation of the house took place throughout the afternoon shortly after the fire was put out, causing no harm to surrounding structures.No injuries have been reported."So far, we have not found anyone...

Student gets suspended for pulling out knife

Student gets suspended for pulling out knife

Alejandra Fraga

February 6, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Department Call Type: Suspicious Subject Sunday, 4:10 p.m., Cedar Village Apartments Subject was yelling, screaming and running in the complex threatening other tenants. They left and then returned once again threatening tenants. Call Type: Domestic Dispute Sunday, 9:49 p.m., Forest Ave...

Police Community Advisory Board talks Halloween

Police Community Advisory Board talks Halloween

Kaley Wise

October 21, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, News

The Police Community Advisory Board met Oct. 19 in an open forum to discuss Halloween operation plans. “There was a knock at the door and when we answered a belligerent college kid came in and proceeded to ask us why we were in his apartment. When we told him it wasn’t his apartment he pe...

Knife threat at Liquor Bank

Knife threat at Liquor Bank

Kaley Wise

October 17, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News, Showcase

An older man was reported threatening a young man, Saturday afternoon, with a large knife outside of Liquor Bank on Main Street. Ted Bartag, the employee working the register, reported that the older man had asked him where he could find fights in this town and was in a bad mood. The younger man...

Man makes bed by dumpster

Man makes bed by dumpster

Kayla Fitzgerald

September 16, 2016


Filed under News, Police Blotter

UPD: Call type: Alarm Tuesday 6:51 p.m., Facilities Management An alarm sounded in an administration building. _____________________________________ CPD: Call type: Disturbance Tuesday 7:34 a.m., Diamond Hotel A man was freaking out in the alley behind the hotel, punching the...

Life in ‘the aves’

Life in ‘the aves’

Carson Predovich

September 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Commonly known as “the aves,” the north campus neighborhood is primarily populated by students, but it is unique from other student communities. At first glance, the aves don't look very different from the south campus neighborhood. There are old Victorian and craftsman houses, apartment complexes...

Labor Day means high-enforcement weekend ahead

Labor Day means high-enforcement weekend ahead

Bianca Quilantan

September 2, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

If University Police Department Chief John Feeney were a betting man, he would bet his money on more than one or two calls of people under the influence of alcohol this weekend.Labor Day weekend is approaching and Feeney said the University Police is prepared to have a full complement of officers on ...

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