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Team Chico holds public safety meeting

Team Chico holds public safety meeting

Michael Fritz

April 19, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Business owners and community members from the Bidwell Park business district met with the Chico Police Department for a safety meeting Tuesday. The meeting was organized by Team Chico."The Chico police department values partnerships with our community. These community safety meetings are an important...

Body found in Little Chico Creek identified

Body found in Little Chico Creek identified

Jafet Serrato

April 3, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

A dead body was found near Little Chico Creek March 26, marking it the first homicide in Chico in 2017.Butte County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Lone Pine Avenue near Little Chico River Road when they discovered the body of 33-year-old, William Kohnke. A missing person report as filed f...

Pedestrian killed by train identified

Pedestrian killed by train identified

George Johnston

March 21, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

Martin Mikolajczak was identified by Butte County Sheriff’s Office as the man killed by a train in Chico, March 17. The 34-year-old was struck by the train around West Fifth and Sixth Streets at about 10 p.m. Mikolajczak did not move away from the tracks despite the conductor sounding the train...

Safeway cuts hours due to theft

Safeway cuts hours due to theft

Jafet Serrato

March 13, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Safeway at Mangrove Avenue is reducing hours of operation due to a high amount of theft in the area. The shopping center will now be closed from 2 to 5 a.m., seven days a week, instead of the previous 24 hour service. Managers of Safeway declined to comment on the issue. "A lot of the reaso...

Crime rates drop, but is it enough?

Crime rates drop, but is it enough?

Jafet Serrato

March 9, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

The number of total crimes in Chico decreased by five percent in 2016 compared to 2015, according to the Police Community Advisory Board meeting. Violence and property crimes decreased by more than 220 from 2015 to 2016.Chief of Police Michael O' Brien said that during his tenure in the department he h...

Man sells stolen goods while car jacking

Man sells stolen goods while car jacking

Jafet Serrato

February 26, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Call Type: Drunk in PublicSunday, 3:32 p.m., 2000 Business LaneAn intoxicated man was seen bothering people around AMPM and witnesses said he ran towards the Toys R’ Us parking lot. People described him as the same person who was outside selling stolen goods from Big Lots, while at...

Crime numbers falling in Chico

Crime numbers falling in Chico

Daniel Wright

February 2, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

In a press conference Jan. 26, Chief of Police Michael O’Brien released various crime statistics for 2016. Violent crime rates in Chico are down 16 percent since 2015. Total crime is down 5 percent from 2015. “Most Californian communities are not seeing a decrease they are seeing an increase...

Student cuts man in confrontation

Student cuts man in confrontation

Jacqueline Morales

January 31, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, News, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: DisturbanceTuesday 10:38 a.m., 1936 Elm StreetMale with a shopping cart laying on the sidewalk yelling to the air. Potential threat, might hurt someone walking by out of anger.Call Type: Refusing to leave Tuesday 8:45 a.m., 1057 Park AvenueHomeless subject living under a...

Chico could receive more cameras

Chico could receive more cameras

Kayla Fitzgerald

October 21, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, News

The Police Community Advisory Board met Oct. 19 to discuss the new bike trail cameras.Bike path cameras were installed over the summer along the infamous, "rape trail.""These cameras are not the end all, and they don't stop all crime, but they let people know that we're paying attention," said Chief of Po...

Chico Police arrest 11 in 24 hours

Chico Police arrest 11 in 24 hours

Elizabeth Helmer

April 26, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

The Chico Police Department arrested 11 people for driving under the influence between April 23 and 24 according to a police press release.In the press release, 10 suspects were arrested during routine DUI checks over the weekend. The drivers, Cesar Serrato, Matthew Wright, James Endicott, Gary Beckman,...

Woman found attempting to skinny dip

Woman found attempting to skinny dip

January 23, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Chico Police DepartmentCall type: Suspicious Subject 7:02 a.m., 349 Oak St.A male was seen walking around the complex in a black hoodie. He attempted to climb the a/c unit to an upstairs apartment.Call type: Found Child 7:51 a.m., 905 Wall St.2 year old child found outside roaming the street. The mot...

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