The Orion

Pedestrian struck by train near W. First Street

Pedestrian struck by train near W. First Street

Ricardo Tovar

September 16, 2019

The Chico Police department responded to a call Saturday at 9:40 p.m. from a conductor of a Union Pacific Train saying that they had just hit a pedestrian. The train was traveling northbound and it was north of W. 1st Street.Police arrived two minutes after the call and the pedestrian hit was found 60...

Martin Morales case at standstill due to lack of information

Martin Morales case at standstill due to lack of information

Ricardo Tovar

September 11, 2019

In what has been an ongoing investigation into the background of Martin Morales, a former Chico State student charged with molestation and burglary, The Orion has been in search of anyone who may know him. Associated Students, University Housing, the Hungry Wildcats Food Pantry and the University of Commun...

Several students on second week of the semester caught with alcohol

Several students on second week of the semester caught with alcohol

Ricardo Tovar

September 11, 2019

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=174bi09-6RtiYhHwtY8yBmLP22LDncgvz&ll=39.747185049351344%2C-121.82960645000003&z=13Chico Police Call Type: Minor in Possession of Alcohol Tuesday, September 3, Midnight, 900 Block EsplanadeAn 18-year-old student was arrested on the street for consuming alcohol in public. He was...

Naked man suspected of burglarizing student’s home

Naked man suspected of burglarizing student’s home

Angelina Mendez

September 9, 2019

A Sacramento resident was arrested on charges of first-degree residential burglary of an occupied home on Sunday. On Sunday morning at approximately 5 a.m. police responded to a call on Fourth Street, according to Chico Police Department’s news release.Through the investigation, it was suspecte...

First weekend at Chico State leads to public intoxication arrests

First weekend at Chico State leads to public intoxication arrests

Ricardo Tovar

September 9, 2019

Chico Police Call Type: Possession of fake ID Thursday, August 29, 11:32 p.m., W. 4th St/Hazel St 18-year-old student arrested for trying to use a fake identification card. Was fined $3,000 for the incident. Call Type: Aggravated Injury Friday, August 30, 5:31 a.m.,1200 Block Nord...

Student charged with sexual assault and burglary has first hearing

Student charged with sexual assault and burglary has first hearing

Ricardo Tovar

September 6, 2019

A student charged with sexual assault and burglary had his first hearing at the Butte County Superior Court in Oroville on Thursday morning.Martin Morales, 22, currently suspended by Chico State, faces charges of first-degree burglary, sexual assault and three cases of loitering/prowling on private p...

Cesar Chavez weekend sees ramped up crime rate

Cesar Chavez weekend sees ramped up crime rate

Gordy Papalias

April 2, 2019

Caesar Chavez weekend is supposed to be a time to celebrate the life of Chavez and what he has done for Latino American Civil Rights, but many people choose to celebrate the weekend with extended partying which results in higher levels of crime and violence. A total of 89 arrests were reported by Chico Police Department from Fr...

Home invasion and marijuana robbery, one suspect still at large

Home invasion and marijuana robbery, one suspect still at large

Gordy Papalias

March 26, 2019

Three out of four robbery suspects were arrested on Friday after Chico Police received a call reporting a home invasion at a home in the 500 block of West 11th St. When officers arrived at the home two people were inured and they stated that men armed with guns robbed them of their marijuana according...

Chico Police deal with a week long crime wave

Chico Police deal with a week long crime wave

Gordy Papalias

March 12, 2019

Multiple StabbingsChico Police responded to three stabbings that happened within a 24-hour span last Monday. Police suspect that two of the incidents involve the same person at the same apartment complex.One incident involved a juvenile who was accused of stealing property. The juvenile got upset and then stabbed the accuser in the abdomen. The victim fled the scene and got himself to the nearest hospital.The juvenile was arrested by Chico Police at the scene of the stabbing and taken to Butte Juvenile Hall.T...

Multiple stabbings have Chico Police on high alert

Multiple stabbings have Chico Police on high alert

Gordy Papalias

March 7, 2019

Chico Police have responded to three stabbings that happened within 24 hours. Police suspect that two of the incidents involve the same person at the same apartment complex.The first stabbing happened at approximately 9:19 p.m. on Monday within the 2700 block of White Ave. In this case the victim tried...

Student hit another student with frying pan

Student hit another student with frying pan

Gordy Papalias

March 6, 2019

University PoliceCall Type: AssaultSunday March 3, 8:46 p.m., University VillageA student hit another student with a frying pan. Both parties were separated and no medical attention was neededCall Type: Suspicious PersonFriday March 1, 3:42 a.m., Lassen HallA male in a black jacket riding a white bike was crawling through dumpsters yelling to himself.Call Type: AccidentThursday Feb. 28, 3:23 p.m., Parking Structure 1 on Cherry Street.Reporting party had damage to their car when they got back from class. No sign of ...

Watermelon hurled at woman who refuses sex

Kendall George

February 26, 2019

University PoliceCall Type: Suspicious PersonFriday, Feb. 22, 7:20 a.m., Student Health Center There was a male who was reported to be hitting the door and trying to get into the building. He was reported as saying "weird" things.Call Type: Suspicious PersonFriday, Feb. 22, 5:03 p.m., Sutter HallA male was reported to have been asking students for money outside of Sutter Hall. He began walking towards Meriam Library when he was arrested. Call Type: Suspicious Circumstance Saturday, Feb. 23, 9:20 p.m., Modoc Hall ...

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