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Two Chico State students arrested by police, video goes viral

Two Chico State students arrested by police, video goes viral

Lucas Moran

August 30, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Showcase

  “Take her to jail!” Officer Steve Dyke of the Chico Police Department commanded as he pointed at Madeline Hemphill, knee dug into the back of her roommate, Nicole Braham. Hemphill was recording Dyke on her phone as he was arresting Braham for a broken license plate light. Both ...

54 arrests within 66 hours

54 arrests within 66 hours

Kayla Fitzgerald and Kyla Linville

August 28, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News

Chico Police Department received 1,372 calls in the closing days of "Welcome Week." The first full weekend back to school prompts many students to go out, party and have fun.Within the 66 hours between August 18 and 21, 54 arrests were made.This was the second weekend of patrol for the Chico Police De...

Chico Police participate in effort to break the ice with young

Chico Police participate in effort to break the ice with young

Michelle Zhu

April 19, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Local youth have a chance to be recognized by Chico Police for doing something good in the community through a week-long event called "Operation Chill." The Chico Police Department is participating in the nationwide event, in which they are given Operation Chill coupons from 7-Eleven stores redeemable...

Man stabbed in Chico parking lot

Man stabbed in Chico parking lot

Elizabeth Helmer

April 19, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

A man was stabbed in a parking lot early Sunday morning. According to a police press release, police received the call around 1:30 a.m. that the man was stabbed multiple times in the lot located east of Wall Street and south of Second Street.Police officers could not find any witnesses, nor could get a ...

Suspects arrested after assaulting bicyclist in One Mile

Suspects arrested after assaulting  bicyclist in One Mile

Michelle Zhu

April 6, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Two men were arrested for assaulting and robbing a bicyclist Tuesday evening in South One Mile Recreation Area.At 6 p.m. the bicyclist was followed by a vehicle, which proceeded to honk behind him. The bicyclist waved for them to pass, but this resulted in a verbal exchange.The suspects then exited the ...

Chico police rethink city ordinance and homeless resources

Chico police rethink city ordinance and homeless resources

Michelle Zhu

March 2, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

The Chico Police Department may be able to establish more trust and resources among the homeless community. The Chico City Council and the the Chico Police Department are considering installing a 24-hour downtown public restroom, as well as expanding the Offenses Against Public Property Ordinance.  With the number of deceased persons and crimes in the homeles...

Hit-and-run kills woman dragged half mile

Hit-and-run kills woman dragged half mile

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

February 18, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

A woman died of her injuries after reportedly being hit by a car and dragged a half a mile, Wednesday night. Police are still looking for the driver who fled the scene.Chico police were notified of a hit-run at 7:30 p.m. on West Sacramento and Citrus Avenue, but were unable to find the victim.They rec...

Woman held at gunpoint in her car by her boyfriend’s ex

Woman held at gunpoint in her car by her boyfriend’s ex

December 6, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Police Blotter

University Police DepartmentCall Type: Stolen Vehicle, 2:42 p.m., West Sacramento AvenueCaller left vehicle parked in Lot B near Esken Hall over break and it is now gone.Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Refusing to Leave, 7:09 a.m., Starbucks on Broadway StreetSubject was stealing condiments from the condiment bar and refused to leave.Call Type: Ass...

Victim raped at University Village

Suzy Leamon

October 1, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Shoplift 5:28 a.m., Mangrove Ave."Suspect walked out of Safeway with a cart of groceries and hand basket of groceries."Call Type: Suspicious Subject 6:29 a.m., Springfield Dr"Male subject behind Kohl's wandering around looking into vehicles. Last seen headed towards the back...

Feces found on back of sign

Feces found on back of sign

Brandon Eiges

September 15, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Vandalism 10:49 a.m., Park AvenueReporting person found fresh feces on the back of his business sign and smeared on his front window. There was a pair of pants and socks left behind at the scene.Call Type: Found Property 8:43 a.m., Oleander AvenueA backpack was found at Butte ...

Video of Chico police clubbing man during arrest goes national

Video of Chico police clubbing man during arrest goes national

Dylan Dewit

April 21, 2015


Filed under Crime, News

  Chico recently found itself in the national spotlight after a video showing police officers clubbing a DUI suspect with a baton was posted last week on the celebrity website TMZ. Sean Patrick Reardon was arrested on Feb. 18 following a hit-and-run attempt after crashing his vehicle in...

Fatal car accident on 7th and Chestnut

Fatal car accident on 7th and Chestnut

Lindsay Pincus

March 28, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, News

A man was hit by a car on 7th and Chestnut Saturday at around 8:00 p.m. and was pronounced dead, according to Chico Police. The man was walking northbound across the street and the driver was coming eastbound when he hit the individual and a parked car, according to Sergeant Scott Ruppel. A ...

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