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Business owners and Chico community members discuss ways to decrease crime along the Bidwell bike path and surrounding park areas. Photo credit: Michael Fritz

Team Chico holds public safety meeting

Michael Fritz // April 19, 2017
Community members address safety concerns along Bidwell Park bike path.
Photo credit: Sean Martens

Body found in Little Chico Creek identified

Jafet Serrato // April 3, 2017

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...

Chico Police investigate train collision involving a pedestrian. Photo credit: Garrett Isley

Pedestrian killed by train identified

George Johnston // March 21, 2017

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...

Safeway shopping center located at 720 Mangrove Ave. Photo credit: Jafet Serrato

Safeway cuts hours due to theft

Jafet Serrato // March 13, 2017

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...

A Police Advisory Community Board meeting was held at 441 Main St. Photo credit: Jafet Serrato

Crime rates drop, but is it enough?

Jafet Serrato // March 9, 2017

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...

Police blotter. Photo credit: Miles Huffman

Man sells stolen goods while car jacking

Jafet Serrato // February 26, 2017

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....

The number of complaints filed against officers has been declining. Photo credit: Daniel Wright

Crime numbers falling in Chico

Daniel Wright // February 2, 2017

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...

Police blotter Photo credit: Miles Huffman

Student cuts man in confrontation

Jacqueline Morales // January 31, 2017

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...

Members of Police Community Advisory Board. Photo credit: Kaley Wise

Chico could receive more cameras

Kayla Fitzgerald // October 21, 2016

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,...

Chico police arrested 11 people for DUIs in 24 hours. Photo source: Chico Police Facebook

Chico Police arrest 11 in 24 hours

Elizabeth Helmer // April 26, 2016

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...

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Woman found attempting to skinny dip

January 23, 2016
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