The Orion

Battery and possession of firearm in front of Shurmer

Shurmer Gym

Grayson Edgemon

January 27, 2020

Three college-aged males were reported to the University Police Department for crimes of battery, possession of firearm and threatening use of said firearm on the sidewalk of Shurmer Gym Sunday at approximately 1:02 a.m. There were minor injuries resulting from a physical altercation. The gun was...

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 non-aggravated injury. He was also charged with false imprisonment of another person. – C...

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 injury. – Call Type: Petty Theft Tuesday, Oct. 12th, 5:24 p.m. 2500 Block o...

Intoxicated man discharges firearm in Chico residence

Marc James (35) is the suspect who is charged with firing a gun in a grossly negligent manner. 
Image Courtesy of Chico PD

Ricardo Tovar

October 8, 2019

Chico Police responded to a report of a firearm discharge on Sunday at around 8:17 p.m. on the 1600 Block of Downing Avenue.Chico PD had responded to a call half an hour before at the same residence, involving a woman refusing to leave a man's home. At 8:17 p.m. the woman said that she heard a gunshot ...

‘American Totem’ discusses the culture behind gun violence

Sue Hilderbrand, Alan Gibson, Gayle Hutchinson, Darin Haerle and Adam Irish all listen to an audience member comment.

Alex Grant

March 27, 2018

Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science honor society, hosted a pre-release screening and panel discussion of the documentary “American Totem” in the BMU Auditorium Monday night. The documentary was broken into six chapters; story, identity, community, security, civil society and the American experiment....

Chico State professor creates educational experiences outside the classroom

Professor Sue Hilderbrand discusses how she balances hosting a weekly radio show with producing a gun violence documentary while also teaching Chico State students.

Alex Grant and Kelsi Sibert

March 21, 2018

College educators often research independently to better learn educational subjects and to become more informed teachers. Political science and criminal justice lecturer Sue Hilderbrand uses two educational outlets outside of Chico State; she hosts a weekly talk radio show and she's producing a research...

Shooting at apartment leads to identifying hit and run suspect

Salazar injured himself with a shotgun accidentally. Image screenshot.

Jacqueline Morales

November 2, 2017

Police arrested a man suspected of a hit and run after he accidentally injured himself with a firearm Wednesday evening.Danny Salazar, 18, was found in an apartment complex at the 1200 block of West Sacramento Avenue where he was involved in a physical fight with another man, according to a press rel...

Man reported for exposing a firearm on Highway 99

The man waving the firearm was arrested for outstanding felony and misdemeanor. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Christian Solis

October 26, 2017

A man was reported for waving a firearm while driving on Highway 99 Wednesday.The reporting male was able to provide an accurate vehicle description and license plate number to the Chico Police Dispatch which was then reported to the California Highway Patrol and to the Chico Police Department, according to a...

Armed robbery near the Chico State Student Health Center

Strangers ask to borrow a cellphone. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Gennisis Mendoza Cruz

October 22, 2017

Two suspects are on the loose after an armed robbery near the Chico State Student Health Center.The incident occurred Saturday at around 2:30 p.m.The two suspects approached a victim and asked to borrow a cell phone. They requested the password to the phone but when the victim denied giving them the passw...

Gun control from a different angle

Illustration by Trevor Moore Photo credit: Trevor Moore

Nick Bragg

August 31, 2015

Regardless of gun control, people who want to murder, rob or commit criminal acts will still be able to get their hands on an illegal firearm to get the job done. This scary fact is one of the reasons why I think California is traveling down an unconstitutional path that will hurt the p...

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