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Photograph taken by Shae Pastrana. Depicts the exterior of the City of Chico Police Department on Friday 12th, 2021.

Police training won’t solve America’s mental health crisis

Shae Pastrana, Opinion Columnist // February 17, 2021

In 2017, a Chico man, Desmond Phillips, died at the hands of police responding to a mental health crisis. Concerned about his son’s symptoms, Phillips’ father called for paramedics. The situation...

Paradise Vice Mayor accused of sending inappropriate texts and photos to undercover officer

Paradise Vice Mayor accused of sending inappropriate texts and photos to undercover officer

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer // April 15, 2020

Vice Mayor Michael Zuccolillo of Paradise, 41, turned himself into the Butte County Jail on April 14 due to allegations made by a sheriff's deputy claiming he sent nude photos of himself to a person he...

UPD Launches Anonymous Tip Tool

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer // February 29, 2020

The University Police  Department launched an anonymous tip reporting tool for students and the community to use to report anonymous crime to the dispatch center on Feb. 12. The tip reporting...

Midnight car chase down East Avenue

Midnight car chase down East Avenue

Angelina Mendez // February 25, 2020

The Chico Police Department received a call to assist a Chico Highway Patrol officer that had conducted a traffic enforcement stop on the Highway 99 off ramp near East Avenue in Chico on Feb. 23rd, at...

32-year-old Gilberto Corona Mugshot provided by CPD.

Man arrested in shooting incident near child’s party

Angelina Mendez // December 2, 2019

On Friday evening, at approximately 5:18 p.m., the Chico Police Department had reports coming in regarding a shooting that occurred at a birthday party of a 6-year-old juvenile on the 600 block of West...

Police Blotter: Man reports eco-minded neighbor complaints about diesel-fueled vehicle

Police Blotter: Man reports eco-minded neighbor complaints about diesel-fueled vehicle

Jessie Imhoff // November 15, 2019

Chico PD Call Type: Refusing to Leave Tuesday, Nov. 5 6:18 a.m. 1300 East Ave. Male refusing to leave and cursing at customers. Call Type: Assault Tuesday, Nov. 5 1:21 p.m. 1200 Park...

A few students share their previous negative experinces with the cops and how that affected their preception of them. Photo credit: Julian Mendoza

Meet the Heat confronts black relationships with campus police

Julian Mendoza // November 15, 2019

Growing up, many people in the group Meet the Heat were afraid and skeptical of law enforcement. Despite their past experiences, they are working with University Police to start a relationship.Ka Lynda...

Police deny students information on library public safety. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Police fail to provide timely information in second Meriam Library shooter threat

Natalie Hanson // November 13, 2019

Once again this semester, it's time to address the ongoing failure of our University Police Department to provide information to the student body, as well as to faculty and staff, in a timely manner. Last...

Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Chico State police avoid transparency with the media

Natalie Hanson // October 27, 2019

Chico State's University Police Department insist they want students to trust them. However, they consistently fail to provide accurate, timely information to students on campus.Last Sunday, a rumor spread...

Police Blotter: Suspicious behavior spotted in Meriam Library

Police Blotter: Suspicious behavior spotted in Meriam Library

Jack Lewis // October 23, 2019

Chico PD: Call Type: Drunk in Public Thursday, Oct. 17th 2:13 a.m. 600 Manzanita Ct. - Call Type: Juvenile Problem Thursday, Oct. 17th 12:53 a.m. California Park Dr. Two juveniles...

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,...

Police Blotter: Two men fight, dump alcohol onto each other

Police Blotter: Two men fight, dump alcohol onto each other

Jessie Imhoff // October 4, 2019

Chico Police Call Type: Suspicious Subject Monday, Sept. 23 12:09 a.m., 800 Rio Chico Way From what the caller can see on video, there may be a man half naked and masturbating in her front...

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