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Meet the Heat confronts black relationships with campus police

Meet the Heat confronts black relationships with campus police

Julian Mendoza

November 14, 2019

Growing up, many people in the group Meet the Heat were afraid and skeptical of law enforcement. Despite their past experiences, they are working with University Police to start a relationship.Ka Lynda Watts has dealt with multiple negative encounters from police. The police ignored her when someone dr...

K9 discovers meth in vehicle stop

K9 discovers meth in vehicle stop

Angelina Mendez

November 12, 2019

K9 Aron was awarded a second scoop of dog food for dinner after finding discovering methamphetamine paraphernalia in a vehicle in a conducted vehicle stop.On Nov. 9 at 1:50 a.m., a vehicle stop was conducted in the area of Esplanade and East Lassen Avenue by Chico Police K9 Officer David Martin and Offic...

Chicoween 2019 sees less crime

Chicoween 2019 sees less crime

Julian Mendoza

November 12, 2019

Compared to last year, Chicoween left a smaller criminal mark on the south campus this time around.Each year, the south campus gets filled with parties, crimes and police whenever Halloween comes around. This time of year is called “Chicoween," during which south campus is usually plagued with cr...

Chicoween: The “out-of-towners” legacy

Chicoween: The “out-of-towners” legacy

Joel Peterson

November 2, 2019

Chicoween is here once again, and Chico may once again be raided by out-of-towners in search of a good party.Chico State has had a reputation of being called a party school dating back to the mid-80s. Not much has changed.In 2018, Chico was ranked the “Drunkest City in California” with a staggerin...

Chicoween 2019: See crime reported over the holiday

Chicoween 2019: See crime reported over the holiday

Natalie Hanson

November 2, 2019

Our breaking news team spent two nights watching crime over Halloween here in Chico. Check out this map and our online coverage to see where some of these incidents occurred: https://twitter.com/JessieReports/status/1190452078956572672?s=20 https://twitter.com/JessieReports/status/1190452366048260097?s=20 https://twitter.com/JessieReports/status/1190470450112913408?s=20 https://twitter.com/nhanson_reports/status/1190132113644744704?s=20 https://twitter.com/theorion_angie/status/1190083239555133440?s=20 There were a total of 40 arrests made over the nights of Oct. 31 through the morning of Nov. 2, according to data from the Chico Po...

Police corner man suspected of stealing partner’s vehicle

Police corner man suspected of stealing partner’s vehicle

Angelina Mendez

October 29, 2019

Police pursued a man Sunday who was reported for stealing his girlfriend's car and driving under the influence. On Sunday afternoon, Chico Police Department (CPD) officers responded to a reported domestic dispute on the 3100 block of Esplanade, according to a news release. Police received a call from a...

Pedestrian killed in vehicle incident

Pedestrian killed in vehicle incident

Carolyn Allen

October 29, 2019

A vehicle fatally struck a pedestrian on Main and Ninth Streets near downtown Chico.At 7:14 a.m. the Chico Police Dispatch Center received a 911 call that a vehicle had collided with a pedestrian. The pedestrian was transported to Enloe Medical Center, where he later died due to severe injury, accordi...

Chico State police avoid transparency with the media

Chico State police avoid transparency with the media

Natalie Hanson

October 27, 2019

Chico State's University Police Department insist they want students to trust them. However, they consistently fail to provide accurate, timely information to students on campus.Last Sunday, a rumor spread that the Meriam Library had been suddenly evacuated without explanation. As it turned out, the ...

‘Chicoween’ gives students the creeps

‘Chicoween’ gives students the creeps

Angelina Mendez

October 27, 2019

Chico State’s infamous Chicoween festivities are spreading excitement and fear among students.Chicoween refers to the time when students celebrate Halloween with candy, parties and crime. Although this is a popular, fun time for some students, many others report that they intend to leave town or...

Police Blotter: Suspicious behavior spotted in Meriam Library

Police Blotter: Suspicious behavior spotted in Meriam Library

Jack Lewis

October 23, 2019

Chico PD: Call Type: Drunk in Public Thursday, Oct. 17th 2:13 a.m. 600 Manzanita Ct. - Call Type: Juvenile Problem Thursday, Oct. 17th 12:53 a.m. California Park Dr. Two juveniles throwing rocks and screaming at construction site - Call Type: Suspicious Circumstance Thursday,...

Man arrested after violent encounter with police

Man arrested after violent encounter with police

Angelina Mendez

October 22, 2019

On Saturday afternoon, a Chico Police officer responded to a call from the Tower Mart located at 110 E. Park Avenue about a transient man urinating on the wall outside of the shop. The officer arrived to see 42-year-old transient Marcus Atunez laying on the grass with open containers of alcohol, according...

Library students suddenly evacuated without warning

Library students suddenly evacuated without warning

Julian Mendoza

October 21, 2019

Students were evacuated from Meriam Library Sunday afternoon without explanation. Campus police have yet to explain the reason for the evacuation. At around 2:00 p.m. Tammy Almazan and Nami Tsumijmura were studying on the second floor of Meriam Library, when they said a woman walked up to them and...

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