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Former medical employee suspected of embezzlement

47-year-old Leanne Mote. Photo provided by CPD. Photo credit: Angelina Mendez

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

32-year-old Gilberto Corona Mugshot provided by CPD.

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

36-year-old David Bowers and K9 Aron. Photo provided by Chico Police Department. Photo credit: Angelina Mendez

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

A few students share their previous negative experinces with the cops and how that affected their preception of them. Photo credit: Julian Mendoza

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

Ricardo Castrejon mugshot pictured and K9 Aron pictured. Photo provided by Chico PD. Photo credit: Angelina Mendez

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

Halloween statistics from Chico Police Department for 2019. Photo credit: Chico Police Department

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

Places like Ray’s Liquor have actually seen a

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

A map of some reported incidents over Chicoween 2019. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

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

The location on the 3100 block of The Esplanade where a man was pursued and cornered by police.

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

The location at Main and W. 9th Street where the pedestrian was reported fatally struck by a vehicle.

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

Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

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 ...

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