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Graffiti: Art or vandalism?

Graffiti: Art or vandalism?

Ashiah Scharaga

January 25, 2015


Filed under News

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


Filed under News, Police Blotter

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


Filed under Breaking News

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 ...

Police search, finds missing student

Police search, finds missing student

Robert Engels

December 9, 2014


Filed under Breaking News

Chico resident Brenton Snyder woke up to a voicemail from his friend, Rachelle Currier, a Chico State student, claiming she had been kidnapped and feared for her life. Currier sent the message, Dec. 7 at 2:23 a.m. to Snyder and other friends. When Snyder checked with the friends mentioned in the voicemail,...

Serve and protect, not neglect

Serve and protect, not neglect

Veronica De La Cruz

August 25, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Police brutality is unacceptable at any time. From the images of the riots, to the sound of pain in the voices of those who have been affected, the Ferguson shooting has become an almost unavoidable conflict that our country needs to resolve. Unlike what the citizens in Ferguson, Missouri ...

Drive-by shooting at Ivy Street frat house

Drive-by shooting at Ivy Street frat house

Nathan Lehmann

April 19, 2014


Filed under News

A drive-by shooting occurred early Saturday morning at the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity house on the 200 block of Ivy Street.The incident occurred at 2:25 a.m., according to a University Police Department call log. A male subject fired one shot from a white Cadillac with bull horns fixed on the front, according to the...

Porn disturbance in Lassen Hall

Porn disturbance in Lassen Hall

Nathan Lehmann

April 16, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

April 15 Chico Police: 11:45 a.m.: Suspicious subject at Raleys at the Orchard on West East Avenue. “Male subject walking around in the parking lot looking into vehicles. Subject in front of the store trying to sell some sort of headlight restoration product. Reporting party feels he is targeti...

Three arrests made in weekend shooting

Three arrests made in weekend shooting

April 6, 2014


Filed under News

Police arrested three people in connection with suspected gang-related shootings Sunday afternoon at a trailer park on Nord Avenue. No one was injured at the scene of the shooting, said Chico police Sgt. Cesar Sandoval. This is the third shooting this weekend, with the first two on Saturday nig...

Break mellows St. Patrick’s Day revel

Break mellows St. Patrick’s Day revel

Christine Lee

March 18, 2014


Filed under News

  The Chico Police Department rang in another calm St. Patrick's Day this year. There were a total of 33 arrests between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday, according to a press release. There were 27 arrests last year. "It was pretty mellow," Chico Police Lt. Michael O'Brien said. "Yes...

Students volunteer for safer streets

Students volunteer for safer streets

Eric Mccauley

February 27, 2014


Filed under News

Associated Students members and about 30 student volunteers joined together to survey street lighting conditions just north of campus and in the avenues east of Warner Street Thursday night. Groups of five to six students split up in routes and noted unlit areas and street lamps that are currently out of s...

Law enforcement, housing staff prepare for winter break

Law enforcement, housing staff prepare for winter break

Aubrey Crosby

December 16, 2013


Filed under News

University Police and the Chico Police Department are preparing for winter break thefts and break-ins in the upcoming weeks. Chico police will take no extra steps for the increase in burglaries and theft this time of year, but are doing their best to make their presence known in areas where break-ins are an issue...

Police report Halloween overtime expenses

Police report Halloween overtime expenses

Nicholas Carr

December 2, 2013


Filed under News

An elevated response to this year's Halloween revelry in the downtown and South Campus areas cost Chico Police $20,000 in overtime compensation.A cost analysis report for the holiday period, including 6 p.m. Halloween night until 6 a.m. Nov. 3, found that increased law enforcement staffing amounted to over $42,000 in re...

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