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Man found unconscious in McDonald’s drive-thru

Man found unconscious in McDonald's drive-thru

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer

April 22, 2020

CHICO, CA — Employees working at the McDonald’s restaurant on Mangrove and Palmetto Avenue called officers from the Chico Police Department after they failed to wake up an unresponsive driver who had stopped in the middle of the “drive-thru” lane on Monday, according to a CPD news release. ...

Empty Chico leads officers to discover stolen vehicle

Empty Chico leads officers to discover stolen vehicle

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer

April 7, 2020

A Chico Police Officer completed a routine registration check on a green Honda Civic traveling eastbound on West 9th Street where the vehicle was discovered to be stolen on April 4, at approximately 11:54 p.m., according to a news release by CPD. Due to the recent shelter-in-place order from Governo...

Transient wanted by police for suspected child battery

Transient wanted by police for suspected child battery

Josiah Nicholl

May 9, 2018

Police are actively investigating a report that a transient grabbed a local boy by the arm Tuesday morning. According to a press release from the Chico Police Department, the incident occurred at about 7:30 a.m. in the 1800 block of Laurel Street when a mother was walking her elementary-aged son to sc...

Chico Police investigating shooting of two mobile homes in Chico

Chico Police investigating shooting  of two mobile homes in Chico

Josiah Nicholl

May 7, 2018

Police responded to reports of a shooting at 370 East Lassen Avenue on Sunday around midnight.The Chico Police Department has confirmed that at the time of the incident, officers were already on the street responding to an unrelated call and were dispatched to the scene immediately. There was no suspec...

Two armed robberies occur in downtown Chico within half an hour

Victims were robbed within 30 minutes of each other at the Bank of America and Tacos Tonaya #2 on Saturday night. Photo credit: Josiah Nicholl

Josiah Nicholl

April 23, 2018

Two armed robberies occurred in downtown Chico within 30 minutes of each other on Saturday night, according to the Chico Police Department.Officers were first dispatched at 1:10 am to the Bank of America parking lot, located on 400 Broadway St. after a victim reported that a Hispanic man put a semi-au...

Police report string of incidents in 12-hour-period

Police report string of incidents in 12-hour-period

Josiah Nicholl

April 11, 2018

Police announced Tuesday that a string of crimes took place in the space of less than 24 hours in Chico. According to a release from Chico Police, from Sunday night through Monday morning a police pursuit, a stolen vehicle, and an assault with a deadly weapon occurred.The first incident occurred on S...

School shooting posts deemed no threat by police

School shooting posts deemed no threat by police

Josiah Nicholl

April 9, 2018

The Chico Police Department has confirmed there is no threat to Chico High School after a picture on social media caused concern.The image, of a boy with a gun, began circulating on Snapchat and Facebook, which prompted fear from parents and students.The boy captioned the image with a variety of thr...

Man arrested following shooting incident

Man arrested following shooting incident

Josiah Nicholl

March 30, 2018

In the second shooting incident in Chico in two days, a man was arrested Thursday for shooting a victim multiple times.The Chico Police Department received multiple calls around 4:45 p.m about a shooting at the La Vista Verde Apartment complex. Within minutes, more calls were received about a reckles...

Man seriously injures homeless woman at Jesus Center

The homeless woman was pushed from the balcony of the Jesus Center and sustained serious head and neck injuries. Photo credit: Josiah Nicholl

Josiah Nicholl

March 29, 2018

A homeless man was arrested Wednesday morning after he pushed a homeless woman off a balcony at the Jesus Center.According to a press release from the Chico Police Department, the initial report was that a woman had fallen. Police received a call around 3:50 a.m. requesting medical assistance at 1297 P...

Prince written on bathroom walls

Graphic by Miles Huffman

Yoselin Calderon and Michael Catelli

April 24, 2016

University Police DepartmentCall Type: Suspicious Subject Sunday 9:49 a.m., Student Health CenterWhite male adult taking tires off of bikes. Disposition: Gone On Arrival.Call Type: Suspicious Subject Monday 1:22 p.m., Meriam LibrarySubject running around, throwing things up in the air, not being threat...

Chico Police participate in effort to break the ice with young

For 21 years 7-Eleven stores have participated in Operation Chill Photo credit: Michelle Zhu

Michelle Zhu

April 19, 2016

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...

2-year-old wandering alone

Photo credit: Miles Huffman

Yoselin Calderon

April 10, 2016

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Stolen Vehicle Monday 8:17 p.m., Hooker Oak AvenueReporting person said burgundy 94 Toyota 4 runner vehicle was taken.Call Type: Drunk In Public Tuesday 10:32 p.m., West 1stReporting person said his 17-year-old daughter has been drinking and was somewhere in the par...

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