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cones and cops in front of police car late at night on Ivy street

Student’s drunk-driving sentence reduced to misdemeanor 

Noah Herbst and Molly Myers // February 20, 2023

On Jan. 4, Chico State student Cole Carpenter was sentenced to three years probation for striking a pedestrian while under the influence of alcohol, on the night of Oct. 22, 2022.  The terms of...

cones and cops in front of police car late at night on Ivy street

Legal updates in student drunk-driver case

Noah Herbst, Editor-in-Chief // November 11, 2022

Cole Carpenter, a Chico State student was arrested after striking a female pedestrian on Ivy Street the night of Oct. 22, with a sedan while driving drunk. Carpenter was arrested on the scene and taken...

Another Chico State student killed by alleged drunk driver

Another Chico State student killed by alleged drunk driver

Noah Herbst, Javier Hernandez, and Mario Ortiz Jr // March 23, 2022

Chico State junior Terry Nilsen Jr., 22, died March 6 after the moped he was driving was struck by a truck on the Esplanade. Terry was born on Feb. 21, 2000, and grew up in Fresno, California. He was...

Editorial: Do better Wildcats!

Editorial: Do better Wildcats!

March 11, 2022

Although we put the wild in Wildcats — please don’t wild out behind the wheel during Spring Break.  Today decides tomorrow — so let’s make meaningful decisions. Driving under the influence...

March Police Blotter

March Police Blotter

Mary Cron, Reporter // April 7, 2021

Alcohol arrests The number of student DUIs and narcotics charges continues to climb. In March, there were five arrests for disorderly conduct with alcohol, three in possession of narcotics, and one...

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...

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...

Police Blotter: Woman caught with drugs attempts to sell tear gas

Police Blotter: Woman caught with drugs attempts to sell tear gas

Ricardo Tovar // November 2, 2019

Chico PD:   Call Type: Residential Burglary with no Force Tuesday, Oct. 22nd, 5:34 p.m. West 19th St./Normal Ave. – Call Type: Driving Without a License Tuesday, Oct. 22nd,...

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

Police corner man suspected of stealing partner’s vehicle

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...

Police Blotter: DUIs, public alcohol possession, and more

Police Blotter: DUIs, public alcohol possession, and more

Carolyn Allen // October 12, 2019

Week of 09/30 - 10/07 2019 University Police Call Type: Vandalism: Deface W/Paint/Etc Monday, Sept. 30, 7:35 a.m., Langdon Engineering Center   Call Type: Vandalism: Deface W/ Paint/Etc Monday,...

Several students on second week of the semester caught with alcohol

Several students on second week of the semester caught with alcohol

Ricardo Tovar // September 11, 2019

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=174bi09-6RtiYhHwtY8yBmLP22LDncgvz&ll=39.747185049351344%2C-121.82960645000003&z=13Chico Police Call Type: Minor in Possession of Alcohol Tuesday, September...

First weekend at Chico State leads to public intoxication arrests

First weekend at Chico State leads to public intoxication arrests

Ricardo Tovar // September 9, 2019
Local Police Blotter Aug. 29- Sep. 2
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