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UPD Launches Anonymous Tip Tool

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer

February 29, 2020

The University Police  Department launched an anonymous tip reporting tool for students and the community to use to report anonymous crime to the dispatch center on Feb. 12. The tip reporting tool is giving an opportunity for the public to send important information regarding any incidents they...

Police, students respond to sexual harassment in Meriam Library

Police, students respond to sexual harassment in Meriam Library

Angelina Mendez

February 26, 2020

The University Police Department is currently requesting charges and building a case against the suspect that was allegedly involved in a sexual harassment incident that occured on Feb. 14 at the Meriam Library.  During the incident, a student reported to the library that there was an adult m...

Midnight car chase down East Avenue

Midnight car chase down East Avenue

Angelina Mendez

February 25, 2020

The Chico Police Department received a call to assist a Chico Highway Patrol officer that had conducted a traffic enforcement stop on the Highway 99 off ramp near East Avenue in Chico on Feb. 23rd, at approximately 11:42 p.m., according to the CPD news release. Once the CPD officer arrived at the scene, ...

Mountain Mike’s Pizza robbed at gunpoint

Mountain Mike’s Pizza robbed at gunpoint

Angelina Mendez

February 21, 2020

On Feb. 9, the Chico Police Department received a report of a robbery at Mountain Mike’s Pizza located on 1105 West 5th Street, according to a news release by CPD. A white male suspect, dressed in a gray hooded sweatshirt and khaki pants and described as being approximately 45 years-old, was ar...

Downtown Starbucks burglarized by man armed with taser

Downtown Starbucks burglarized by man armed with taser

Kimberly Morales

January 30, 2020

On Wednesday at approximately 9:30 a.m., the Starbucks at the intersection of Broadway and E 3rd St. in Downtown Chico reported to officers that a subject had shoplifted and then pulled a taser on an employee before escaping. The store noted that the subject had stolen a sandwich and when confronted...

Police Blotter: Several physical assault, battery cases this week

Police Blotter: Several physical assault, battery cases this week

Jack Lewis and Joel Peterson

December 10, 2019

Chico Police: Call Type: Warrant from Violating Parole Crime: Felon Possess/Buy/Use Tear Gas, Possession Narcotic Controlled Substance, Resisting Peace Officer When: Sunday Dec. 1st 8:56 a.m. 1299 E. 8th St./Bartlett St.   Call Type: Hit and Run Crime: Property Damage Wh...

Student, former campus employee found guilty of sexual battery

Student, former campus employee found guilty of sexual battery

Ricardo Tovar and Melissa Herrera

December 9, 2019

After three months of moving up hearing dates, former Chico State student Martin Morales had his primary hearing on Oct. 24. His right to trial by jury was waived, as well as the privilege against compulsory self-incrimination and right to confront and cross-examine witnesses.Morales, 22, is a former ...

Suspect in September stabbing apprehended

Suspect in September stabbing apprehended

Angelina Mendez

December 9, 2019

On Sept. 21 around 2:00 a.m., the Chico Police Department responded to a report of a stabbing near the intersection of West 3rd Street and Cedar Street.Police officers arrived and located a potential victim who was an adult male “suffering from several significant stab wounds," according to a new...

Police Blotter: Landscaper arrested on multiple firearm-related charges

Police Blotter: Landscaper arrested on multiple firearm-related charges

Ricardo Tovar

December 5, 2019

Chico PD: Call Type: Not Aggravated Assault Monday, Nov. 25th, 2:53 a.m., 1700 Block of Sheridan Ave. A 23-year-old man was arrested for not aggravated battery to his spouse and for causing non-aggravated injury. He was also charged with false imprisonment of another person. – C...

Former medical employee suspected of embezzlement

Former medical employee suspected of embezzlement

Angelina Mendez

December 2, 2019

In August, the Chico Police Department was contacted regarding a substantial embezzlement case with involvement of an ex-employee who worked at a local medical practice, according to a news release. The suspect was identified as 47-year-old Leannae Mote, more commonly known as Leanne Hill. During th...

Man arrested in shooting incident near child’s party

Man arrested in shooting incident near child’s party

Angelina Mendez

December 2, 2019

On Friday evening, at approximately 5:18 p.m., the Chico Police Department had reports coming in regarding a shooting that occurred at a birthday party of a 6-year-old juvenile on the 600 block of West First Avenue, according to a news release. The suspect was identified as 32-year-old Gilberto Corona...

Police Blotter: Three burglaries in the past week have been stopped

Police Blotter: Three burglaries in the past week have been stopped

Ricardo Tovar

November 19, 2019

Chico PD: Call Type: Unaggravated Battery Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 3:17 a.m., 2700 Block East Eaton Rd. A 43-year-old man was arrested for not aggravated battery to his spouse and for causing non-aggravated injury. – Call Type: Petty Theft Tuesday, Oct. 12th, 5:24 p.m. 2500 Block o...

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