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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...

Pick and pull burglar identified as night prowler

Pick and pull burglar identified as night prowler

Angelina Mendez

November 18, 2019

On the morning of Thursday, Oct. 31, Chico Police Department 2019 Patrol officers responded to a call regarding a burglary alarm going off at Pick and Pull, located at 397 East Park Ave, according to a Chico Police news release. The call was made by the alarm company, alleging that there was a subject ...

Meet the Heat confronts black relationships with campus police

Meet the Heat confronts black relationships with campus police

Julian Mendoza

November 15, 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...

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