The Orion

Whitney Hall suspect found guilty of obtaining concealed firearm near dorm and more

Kimberly Morales, Staff Writer

March 14, 2020

The Butte County Superior Court was filled early the morning of March 3 as Kaine Langstaff entered his preliminary trial for allegedly committing four felonies only steps outside of Whitney Hall, a Chico State dormitory.  Langstaff, who appeared beside his public defender, Saul Henson, pleaded no contest ...

Shots fired on Porter Way and Rio Lindo Avenue

Police blocked off access to Porter Way Saturday, after reports of shots being fired Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Gordy Papalias

May 4, 2019

Chico police received multiple reports of what sounded like gunshots around Porter Way and Rio Lindo Avenue at 9:30 p.m. on Friday.Witnesses reported a male pedestrian quickly leaving the area. Police officers were able to detain 25 year old Jordan Tapp behind a closed business in the 100 Block of Rio Lindo Avenue.Chico police recovered a handgun from Tapp who ...

Man arrested for stealing car and leading police on a vehicle pursuit

Man arrested for stealing car and leading police on a vehicle pursuit

Josiah Nicholl

April 3, 2018

Butte County Sheriff deputies were led on a vehicle pursuit from the area of E. Lassen Ave. to Cohasset Road on Monday.According to a press release from the Chico Police Department, the incident occurred at about 2:35 p.m. Deputies pursued a black Honda sedan that had been reported stolen and was drivi...

Woman has dumbbell thrown at her by husband’s female house guest

Illustration by Miles Huffman Photo credit: Miles Huffman

Brandon Eiges

October 2, 2015

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Aggressive Animal 6:22 a.m., Orange StreetA dog ran into a warehouse and was barking and growling at employees throughout the facility. Doors of the warehouse were opened but dog refused to leave. The black, long-haired chihuahua was finally removed from the business.C...

Friends in low places offer life lessons

Kevin Crittenden

May 3, 2014

A few years ago, when I was going to Sonoma State, I had a friend who drank too much.In the two years which I knew him, Danny Smith, whose name I’ve changed here, was arrested three times for public intoxication. Once, we were walking back from a party miles from our dorms, stumbling down the poor...

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