The Orion

University transparency is ineffective

University transparency is ineffective

Kendall George

February 13, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Editorials, Opinion

Each week The Orion prints a police blotter, highlighting the crimes that were reported both on campus and around the community. All cases are cited directly from the University Police Department and the Chico Police Department. In last week’s edition, two cases of rape, one case of sexual battery...

City council approves new team of emergency responders

City council approves new team of emergency responders

Tisha Cheney

February 8, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

The newly proposed Mobile Crisis Team was approved by Chico's city council with a 7-0 vote on Tuesday.According to city clerk Debbie Presson, the recommendation for the establishment of this team came from Chief of Police Michael O'Brien. O'Brien stated that this team will include two councilors from the ...

Chico Police end its special event regulations after Halloween

Chico Police end its special event regulations after Halloween

Jacqueline Morales

November 1, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Crime, News

Chico Police Department continued to ensure public safety regulations after Halloween weekend. CPD's operation plan started Friday at 6 p.m. and ended Wednesday at 6 a.m., according to a press release. The department was expected to be busier than usual. It partnered with additional local law enforcement...

Chico Police Advisory Board discusses youth related issues

Chico Police Advisory Board discusses youth related issues

Christian Solis

October 20, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

The Police Community Advisory Board had an open discussion on community issues with the public Wednesday evening.The topic of discussion was youth related issues in the community. Police Chief Michael O'Brien opened the topic, emphasizing his belief in preventing problems before they occur by digging to ...

Chico Police academy recruits locals

Chico Police academy recruits locals

Guillermo Felix-Alvor

September 12, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico residents are being encouraged to join Citizens' Police Academy to experience first-hand police tasks. The 12 week program gives residents of Chico an experience of the departments' work.Ed Nelson, a crime prevention officer and facilitator of the program, said that it’s great for people who ma...

Park Rangers are allowed to carry firearms

Park Rangers are allowed to carry firearms

Christian Solis

September 6, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

The City Council of Chico decides to allow Chico park rangers to carry ammunition.The decision passed 6-2, Tuesday. Ann Schwab and Randall Stone opposed each other.The decision was made to better enable rangers combating rising crime throughout the park, specifically from vagrant populations.There are three ...

Men urinate at camp site

Men urinate at camp site

Cameron O'Brien

September 4, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, News, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Illegal CampingMonday, 5:30 p.m., 968 East Ave.Five to six individuals were camped out in the back of a private residence, subjects were urinating around premises and had their belongings thrown about.Call Type: Suspicious SubjectTuesday 4:45 a.m., First AvenueTwo individua...

Body cameras create issues

Body cameras create issues

Rachel Reyes

April 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Concerns about officer-involved shootings have prompted an ongoing debate about body cameras for police officers. This issue is considerably new to Chico but comes after Desmond Phillips was shot and killed by Chico Police. According to KRCR News Channel, there are differing stories of what happened between Chico Police and Desmond Phillips during this time. Having a bo...

University police not appreciated by students

University police not appreciated by students

Rachel Reyes

April 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The University Police Department and the Chico Police Department both facilitate different needs of the public domain. While the University Police Department focus more on the students they aren't as respected as the Chico Police officers. According to Campus Safety, there are five important ways campus officers differ from a traditional cop, such as those who serve the cit...

Chico PD bring in extra officers for Chavez weekend

Chico PD bring in extra officers for Chavez weekend

Daniel Wright

March 30, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Cesar Chavez, Community, News

Chico Police Department will be having an additional 36 emergency responders of duty for Cesar Chavez weekend. Chico PD will be implementing several additional policies and procedures specifically for Cesar Chavez day. These policies will begin Thursday, March 30, and continue until Sunday, April...

Chico State alumnus involved in St. Patrick’s Day police shooting

Chico State alumnus involved in St. Patrick’s Day police shooting

George Johnston

March 20, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

Alex Fliehr and Jeremy Gagnebin were identified in a press conference March 20 as the two Chico Police officers involved in the police shooting that lead to the death of Desmond Phillips. Officer Fliehr graduated from Chico State with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. He joined the police f...

Sexual Assault is prevailing at Chico State

Sexual Assault is prevailing at Chico State

Katharine Glennon

February 21, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When my older brother graduated high school, he got a pat on the back. After I graduated from high school, I was given pepper spray before coming to Chico. Sexual assault is hard to talk about, but it’s a conversation long overdue on this campus. We all know the stats. On average one in five wome...

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