The Orion

Feeney aims to fix safety problems

Feeney aims to fix safety problems

Cheyanne Burens

October 11, 2015


Filed under Community, News

John Feeney has already begun to leave his mark on campus in the passing months since July when he officially became chief of the University Police Department.The new chief has several areas of concern that he plans to address throughout the first year of his term.Positive campus community relationships with policeWith 29 years under his belt as c...

Women exposes herself at children’s playground

Women exposes herself at children’s playground

Carly Plemons

October 4, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, News, Police Blotter

University Police Call Type: Suspicious Subject Wednesday, 1:30 a.m., Meriam LibraryMale passed out on a covered table.Call Type: Disturbance Wednesday, 11:54 a.m., Main StreetHomeless man took a women's cell phone.Call Type: Disturbance Wednesday, 11:45 p.m., WRECTwo males in a physical fight outsi...

Ordinance outrages, excludes homeless in community

Ordinance outrages, excludes homeless in community

Eve Dixon

September 27, 2015


Filed under Community

Many members of the homeless community are upset due to the effects of a new ordinance passed by the Chico city council, feeling that it infringes upon their first amendment rights. The ordinance deals with the removal of personal items and "camps" from parks and public areas and addresses everyth...

University police hosts first “Cookies with the Cops,” makes campus safety priority

Suzy Leamon

September 23, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime

John Feeney, Chief of university police, hosted the first "Cookies with the Cops" meeting at Sutter Hall, Tuesday at 7 p.m.Chief Feeney, Sgt. Brian Farrell and Officer Marc Reed, spoke to 22 students about what University Police hopes to achieve for Chico State this year.Among topics discussed were self-policing, the transient population, bike theft...

Chico State maintains sense of security

Chico State maintains sense of security

Suzy Leamon

August 30, 2015


Filed under Crime, News

A numb feeling crept throughout Mckenna Mays' body as she looked behind her and saw the man walking at a faster pace. She was near the Wildcat Recreation Center when she noticed the blue light, so she ran to the emergency phone."I'll press it," she screamed at the man, "I'll press it if you don't leave me alone!"The sophomore c...

City reaches tentative agreement with police union to raise pay

City reaches tentative agreement with police union to raise pay

Michael Mcclurg

March 23, 2015


Filed under Crime, News

A tentative agreement between the city and the Chico Police Officers Association aims to increase police pay, lower crime and increase long-term savings. The Chico Police Department currently ranks 12th among 15 local cities for police pay, according to a city report. The new union contract w...

Constant “Crack!” of explosives has students on edge

Constant “Crack!” of explosives has students on edge

Miles Inserra

February 9, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I'm lying on the carpet of my bedroom, face down, hands covering my head, knees glued to the ground. I was so quiet in the aftermath that my first real breath in minutes startled me. It was only a firecracker. I live nine blocks away from campus - far enough to avoid the ruckus of Ivy St and c...

Music is taken for granted

Kevin Crittenden

April 13, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I own hundreds of dollars in stolen music.But I didn’t just download my collection— I stole it the old fashioned way.Starting in the fourth grade I developed a method of taking CDs from stores like Borders and Barnes & Noble without paying.Using a metal pin to pry apart the closed teet...

Three arrests made in weekend shooting

Three arrests made in weekend shooting

April 6, 2014


Filed under News

Police arrested three people in connection with suspected gang-related shootings Sunday afternoon at a trailer park on Nord Avenue. No one was injured at the scene of the shooting, said Chico police Sgt. Cesar Sandoval. This is the third shooting this weekend, with the first two on Saturday nig...

Gang unit returns to address crime

Gang unit returns to address crime

Madison Holmes

April 2, 2014


Filed under News

Detective Ben Love said the most impactful crime of his career was when an innocent bystander was shot by a member of the Bloods gang in Chico. The shooter got into an argument with a Norteno gang member, the Chico Police gang unit detective said. The fight escalated and shots were fired by the membe...

Woman outside Boot Barn trying to stab people with needle

Woman outside Boot Barn trying to stab people with needle

Nicholas Carr

February 15, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Feb. 14Chico Police Department:Friday, 9:06 a.m.: Firearm found on the 600 block of East Seventh Street. "Reporting party (at Chico Police station), will be outside on benches. States he found a gun about a block from this intersection. States it's some sort of automatic handgun. States the clip was loose a li...

Student escapes kidnapping

Madison Holmes

February 8, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, News

The Chico Police Department responded to an attempted kidnapping of a 21-year-old female Chico State student on the 1200 block of West Sacramento Avenue at 10 p.m. Friday night. The suspect made a comment to the victim and she responded kindly, according to a campus-wide email. The suspect then pulled a plastic bag over her fac...

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