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Crime rates drop, but is it enough?

Crime rates drop, but is it enough?

Jafet Serrato

March 9, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

The number of total crimes in Chico decreased by five percent in 2016 compared to 2015, according to the Police Community Advisory Board meeting. Violence and property crimes decreased by more than 220 from 2015 to 2016.Chief of Police Michael O' Brien said that during his tenure in the department he h...

Valentine’s day car theft

Daniel Wright

February 15, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Crime, News

On two separate incidents, University Police responded to property crimes concerning burgled and stolen vehicles, near campus. On Feb. 13, UPD responded to University Village where one car had been stolen just after midnight, and a second car had been vandalized in a suspected burglary. Security footage of the inciden...

Crime rates rise over winter break

Crime rates rise over winter break

Molly Sullivan

December 13, 2016


Filed under Crime, News

Student residences and apartments are at increased risk for burglary and property crime during winter break, according to University Police Chief John Feeney. The Chico Police Department’s 2015 annual report shows 148 burglaries were reported in the first quarter of 2015, and 118 in the first quar...

Chico could receive more cameras

Chico could receive more cameras

Kayla Fitzgerald

October 21, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, News

The Police Community Advisory Board met Oct. 19 to discuss the new bike trail cameras.Bike path cameras were installed over the summer along the infamous, "rape trail.""These cameras are not the end all, and they don't stop all crime, but they let people know that we're paying attention," said Chief of Po...

Crime reports release different stats

Crime reports release different stats

Kayla Fitzgerald

October 20, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Four rapes, three of which occurred on campus, were reported between 2013 and 2015, according to the Clery Annual Security Report. Different crime rates were expressed in the 2016 Clery Annual Security Report released Oct. 1 than in the Title IX report released Oct. 3. The security report focuses on crimes reported on campus and in buildings affiliated. The report helps ...

Two Chico State students arrested by police, video goes viral

Two Chico State students arrested by police, video goes viral

Lucas Moran

August 30, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Showcase

  “Take her to jail!” Officer Steve Dyke of the Chico Police Department commanded as he pointed at Madeline Hemphill, knee dug into the back of her roommate, Nicole Braham. Hemphill was recording Dyke on her phone as he was arresting Braham for a broken license plate light. Both ...

Subject plays with fire extinguisher and urinates in trash can

Subject plays with fire extinguisher and urinates in trash can

Bridget Comito

May 8, 2016


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Suspicious Subject, Saturday, 11:30 a.m.Grandmother believes daughter locked herself in her apartment and is under the influence of Meth. Call Type: Forgery, Monday, 6:12 a.m.Man tries writing a check with female's check book. Female was not in area. Call Type: Temporar...

Long road to safety on bike path

Long road to safety on bike path

Eric Mcguire

February 29, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

The city of Chico and Chico State have joined forces to tackle the crime problem on the bike path that runs between the railroad tracks and campus. Although they have formed a united front, there are a number of financial, logistical and even cultural obstacles to overcome. On Feb. 16, Chico City Council unanimously passed the motion to install a sur...

Too much true crime

Too much true crime

Alex Horne

February 19, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Finally comfortable, you close your eyes in your soft warm bed and begin to drift asleep. Then your eyes open. You remember you just finished watching "Dateline."Quickly arising, you check every window and door and close all the blinds. You would nail wood over every door but you don’t have wood or na...

Man masturbates down by the creek

Man masturbates down by the creek

Elizabeth Helmer

February 10, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Suspicious Subject, 8:30 a.m., Main StreetSubject riding around a building with a cutting saw in his hand.Call Type: Disturbance, 11:01 a.m., Parmac RoadSubject is in front of DMV petitioning for medical marijuana. Is not yelling, but is cussing while talking to peo...

Woman hit in head with wood

Woman hit in head with wood

Kayla Fitzgerald

February 5, 2016


Filed under News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Call type: Resist a Peace Officer, 10:02 a.m., 454 E. 4th St.Male subject "exposed himself" to someone on the street. He was taken into custody.Call type: Family Dispute, 1:37 p.m., 2165 Ceres Ave.Female hit in the back of the head with a 2X4. She was treated for minor injury.Call type: ...

Vicious dog becomes nuisance to neighborhood

Vicious dog becomes nuisance to neighborhood

February 3, 2016


Filed under News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Call Type: Domestic Dispute, 6:26 a.m., Pomona AvenueMale named "AJ" and unknown female were heard having a 30 minute verbal dispute from the apartment next to unit 21.Call Type: 415 Subject, 9:38 a.m., Normal AvenueSubject found sleeping in parking lot. When asked to leave, subject threatened to retu...

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