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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

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

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

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

  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

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 ...

Two men keep taking their pants off

Two men keep taking their pants off

Dylan Dewit

March 28, 2015

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Drunk In Public Friday, 7:45 p.m., West 4th Street"Two male subjects in the area trying to start fights with everyone in the area. Subjects keep taking their pants off."Call Type: Suspicious Subject Friday, 7:33 p.m., Mangrove Avenue"Subject walking in the alley between East Lindo Avenue...

Senior Spotlight: Inspired to protect and serve

Senior Spotlight: Inspired to protect and serve

Nicole Santos

March 6, 2015

Jumping a five-foot wall and completing pushups and situps in under a minute aren’t tasks one must complete for a Chico State exam. However, it is what Amanda Lincoln does to prepare for her future career. Lincoln, a senior criminal justice major, is in the process of pursuing a law enforcement career after graduation and following in the footsteps of her famil...

Update: Suspect in fatal stabbing case arrested after police chase

Update: Suspect in fatal stabbing case arrested after police chase

William Rein

February 26, 2015

The homicide suspect in a fatal knife attack last week was arrested after a multi-property spanning police chase in Glenn County on Tuesday morning. Last Thursday, Oroville resident Joel Eldridge was pronounced dead after an altercation on Mulberry Street with an unknown assailant. In the following week, Chico detect...

Male suspect slices woman’s face, body

Male suspect slices woman’s face, body

Brianne Mcevoy

January 31, 2015

  University Police Call Type: Medical aid Thursday, 10:54 p.m., Tehama Hall "Student passed out after reportedly having problems with her sight." Chico Police Call Type: Petty theft Thursday, 12:35 p.m., Costco "A woman left her car unlocked while going for a 15 minutes grocery r...

Graffiti: Art or vandalism?

Graffiti: Art or vandalism?

Ashiah Scharaga

January 25, 2015

It's easy to find it when walking or driving around Chico. On trash cans, fences, bridges, utility poles and abandoned buildings. Street art, tagging and graffiti seems to be a dynamic part of any city. Some embrace it as an art form, while others consider it a blight to the beauty of a city, its...

Female tows husband’s car in midst of divorce

Female tows husband’s car in midst of divorce

Brianne Mcevoy

January 16, 2015

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Domestic Dispute Thursday 1:08 p.m., Rio Lindo Avenue"Female tows husband's vehicle in parking lot after being reported to have vandalized house. Currently both are in the process of divorce over dissolution of marriage."Call Type: Open Container Thursday 11:36 a.m., W. Sacram...

Student enters apartment, claims to be the DEA

Student enters apartment, claims to be the DEA

Robert Engels

December 9, 2014

Chico Police detained a Chico State student allegedly under the influence of a controlled substance after he fled an apartment, Thursday morning.According to a Chico Police report the suspect, Tyler Musilek, entered an apartment at Paradise Apartments on West Sacramento Avenue around midnight where he ...

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