The Orion

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...

Chico Police cancel ride-along program

Chico Police cancel ride-along program

Enrique Raymundo

January 28, 2014


Filed under News

Safety concerns and budget cuts have prompted the Chico Police Department to end their Ride-Along Program.Participating officers are restricted in what they can do with a civilian in the car, said Chico Police Lieutenant David Britt. They cannot respond to "hot calls," such as a vehicle pursuit or an incide...

Law enforcement, housing staff prepare for winter break

Law enforcement, housing staff prepare for winter break

Aubrey Crosby

December 16, 2013


Filed under News

University Police and the Chico Police Department are preparing for winter break thefts and break-ins in the upcoming weeks. Chico police will take no extra steps for the increase in burglaries and theft this time of year, but are doing their best to make their presence known in areas where break-ins are an issue...

Police search for suspect in shooting

Police search for suspect in shooting

Christine Lee

November 13, 2013


Filed under News

A shooting broke out on N. Cedar St. at approximately 9 p.m. earlier tonight.Chico Police Department cars lined the street while officers questioned a group of people standing in a circle outside on the sidewalk.It appears the suspects fled from the scene, said Sgt. Chris Nicodemus.“We don’t ...

Police nab rowdy Halloween revelers

Nicholas Carr

November 4, 2013


Filed under News

Chico’s night life was cut short for some Halloween carousers as police patrolled the campus, downtown and surrounding neighborhoods last weekend.Between 6 p.m. and 4 a.m. on Thursday through Saturday, 79 arrests were made by Chico Police, according to Chico Police Department.A total of 14 arrests w...

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