The Orion

Homicide reported in Chico State neighborhood

The victims name remains withheld by CPD. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Christian Solis

October 2, 2017

A man was shot and killed Sunday night near the 900 block of West Fourth Avenue. Chico Police found a 32-year-old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds when they arrived. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Alleged suspects, Jason Jackson and Michaela Norman, were arrested at Flyers Gas S...

Changes to the Esplanade stall

Intersection of East First Avenue and the Esplanade. Photo credit: Kayla Fitzgerald

Kayla Fitzgerald

May 6, 2016

Chico City Council has decided it will not consider roundabouts on the Esplanade at the intersections of Memorial Way and East First Avenue.After many public meetings and the formation of "Save the Esplanade" citizen group, the council changed its previous decision. The council was addressed by 28 me...

Armed robber flees on bike

Illustration by Miles Huffman Photo credit: Miles Huffman

December 6, 2015

A Chico man was robbed at gunpoint near Panama Avenue and The Esplanade on Nov. 29. Police received a call about a possible armed robbery and a victim who was bleeding from a laceration on his head, according to a Chico police press release.Justin Martinez informed police that a suspect approached him and tried to take his backpack before pulling out a ...

Woman found bathing in dog bowl

Carlos Islas

November 14, 2015

Chico Police DepartmentCall type: Burglary Friday 8:29 a.m., Stonewood CommonsNaked female was taking a bath in reporting party's dog bowl in the garage. Subject is husband's ex stepdaughter. Reporting party believed that subject was under the influence of a controlled substance and probably on pres...

Transformer explosion causes power outage

Firefighters Talk with PG&E. Photo credit: Michael Catelli

Michael Catelli

September 1, 2015

A power line transformer exploded on corner of Oleander and East Sacramento Avenues around three p.m. on Monday causing a temporary power outage. Chico police were nearby when the explosion occurred."The power went out right as I heard a loud pop from the power line," said an employee of a neighboring business.First responders reported smok...

Drunk man chased by neighborhood dogs

Drunk man chased by neighborhood dogs

Brittany Mcclintock

March 5, 2015

University Police DepartmentCall Type: Medical Aid Tuesday, 6:05 a.m., Yolo Field"Reported seizure on Yolo Field needed medical attention."Call Type: Annoying/Obscene Call/Text/Email Tuesday, 11:59 p.m., West 3rd Street"Officer investigated a call on West 3rd Street about someone receiving random calls...

Female found with a knife after break-up

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Brittany Mcclintock

February 18, 2015

  University Police Department Call Type: Brandishing 8:02 p.m. stadium "Female was upset over break-up and was found with a knife at the soccer stadium on West Sacramento Avenue." Call Type: Suspicious Circumstance 9:28 a.m. Holt Hall "A cardboard box was found in Holt Hall that ...

Residents argue over cheap gas prices

David Mcvicker

January 25, 2015

  University Police Department Call Type: Fire Alarm Friday 6:35 p.m., University Village “Burnt Food” Call Type: Elevator Malfunction 3:16 p.m. Whitney Dorm “ Elevator malfunction, referred to other agency/department” Call Type: Directed Patrol 5:00 p.m. Modoc Hall ...

Chico State's independent student newspaper
Esplanade