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SWAT team prepares for raid

SWAT team prepares for raid

Daniel Wright

February 3, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Crime, News

Chico police SWAT team and emergency medical services were waiting early Friday morning in the university stadium parking lot. Approximately 15 SWAT officers armed with assault weapons, shields, and battering rams were waiting in a Chico State parking lot. Officers were holding for additional intelli...

Burger King manager caught for embezzlement

Burger King manager caught for embezzlement

Carly Campbell

January 27, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Department Call Type: Embezzlement Friday 9:28 a.m., East Avenue Manager has been stealing money from his work at Burger King on East Avenue. Approximately $1,289 was taken from the company. Call Type: Vehicle Burglary Friday 11:30 a.m., Dias Drive Dewalt finish nailer...

Police Community Advisory Board talks Halloween

Police Community Advisory Board talks Halloween

Kaley Wise

October 21, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, News

The Police Community Advisory Board met Oct. 19 in an open forum to discuss Halloween operation plans. “There was a knock at the door and when we answered a belligerent college kid came in and proceeded to ask us why we were in his apartment. When we told him it wasn’t his apartment he pe...

Viral arrest video students will face trial

Viral arrest video students will face trial

Lucas Moran

September 18, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News, Showcase

The two Chico State students who were the subjects of a controversial arrest video faced arraignment on Sept. 17. The Orion previously interviewed Nicole Braham and Maddie Hemphill who were both charged with resisting arrest following a confrontation with a Chico Police Department officer. Brah...

Man makes bed by dumpster

Man makes bed by dumpster

Kayla Fitzgerald

September 16, 2016


Filed under News, Police Blotter

UPD: Call type: Alarm Tuesday 6:51 p.m., Facilities Management An alarm sounded in an administration building. _____________________________________ CPD: Call type: Disturbance Tuesday 7:34 a.m., Diamond Hotel A man was freaking out in the alley behind the hotel, punching the...

Undeclared or confused about your major? It gets better

Undeclared or confused about your major? It gets better

William Rein

April 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I came to Chico State as a criminal justice major. That’s right, America, another white guy ready to join the ranks of the police. It’s a particularly controversial time to be affiliated with law enforcement, but I think I speak for all the declarees here when I say our first aim is to he...

Police continue fight on crime with electric motorbikes

Police continue fight on crime with electric motorbikes

Michael Catelli

March 7, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News, Showcase

Two stealthy motorcycles might just end crime on Chico State's campus. In mid January, The University Police Department borrowed an electric motorcycle from San Jose State’s police department to test out its capabilities on campus. After months of deliberation, University Police decided to further use the bikes both on and off campus. Accordin...

“Rape trail” no more; Chico bike pathway to have cameras installed

“Rape trail” no more; Chico bike pathway to have cameras installed

Michelle Zhu

February 17, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Pedestrians and bikers entering Chico State from the bike pathway running through Big Chico Creek and West Sacramento Avenue may feel more safe on the path in the near future. The Chico City Council on Feb.16 pass a motion introduced by Chico Police to install a camera surveillance system along the...

Bike locks attack

Bike locks attack

Yang Dai

February 14, 2016


Filed under News, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Fight, 11:58 a.m., East 9th StreetA subject was used a bicycle lock to attack another person, but no one was hit.Call Type: Family Dispute, 2:44 p.m., Salem StreetQuarrels were between child and his parents at home.Call Type: Fight, 6:13 p.m., West East AvenueTwo mal...

Pellet gun shoot out on Nord Avenue

Pellet gun shoot out on Nord Avenue

George Johnston

February 13, 2016


Filed under News, Police Blotter

Chico PoliceCall Type: Harassment, 10:22 a.m., Citrus AvenueCaller receiving harassing texts from ex-boyfriend. They broke up two and a half years ago and have been off and on. Text messages are very rude and vulgar.Guess they didn't feel the love in the air that night. Call Type: Stolen Vehicle, 10...

Armed robber suspect arrested after 11 hour standoff

Armed robber suspect arrested after 11 hour standoff

February 8, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News, Showcase

A suspect for armed robbery has been arrested early this morning after an 11 hour standoff with Chico Police. According to a police press release, a male suspect robbed a Money Saver market on Park Avenue at gunpoint around 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 7. He fled to an apartment on Oakdale Street after his r...

Woman hit in head with wood

Woman hit in head with wood

Kayla Fitzgerald

February 5, 2016


Filed under News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Call type: Resist a Peace Officer, 10:02 a.m., 454 E. 4th St.Male subject "exposed himself" to someone on the street. He was taken into custody.Call type: Family Dispute, 1:37 p.m., 2165 Ceres Ave.Female hit in the back of the head with a 2X4. She was treated for minor injury.Call type: ...

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