The Orion

Pot ban goes up in smoke

Pot ban goes up in smoke

February 4, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

The city of Chico will not take any action against marijuana. At Tuesday’s city council meeting, Chico city attorney Vince Ewing proposed an ordinance regarding the regulation of medical marijuana dispensaries and delivery services in Chico.The proposal, which was defeated, would have banne...

Vicious dog becomes nuisance to neighborhood

Vicious dog becomes nuisance to neighborhood

February 3, 2016


Filed under News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Call Type: Domestic Dispute, 6:26 a.m., Pomona AvenueMale named "AJ" and unknown female were heard having a 30 minute verbal dispute from the apartment next to unit 21.Call Type: 415 Subject, 9:38 a.m., Normal AvenueSubject found sleeping in parking lot. When asked to leave, subject threatened to retu...

Woman escapes kidnapping

Woman escapes kidnapping

George Johnston

January 31, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

A woman escaped kidnapping by two male suspects on sunday morning. The woman was walking down Ivy Street when a white sedan pulled up to her and turn its headlights off. One man jumped out of the car and grabbed her while another man sat in the vehicle. Investigators say once the woman was in the...

University police gain further jurisdiction in Chico

University police gain further jurisdiction in Chico

January 29, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

An agreement between CSU Chico campus police and Chico city police was signed Monday to increase the authority of University police. After various forums regarding the concern for student safety this past fall, officials from both city and university councils signed an agreement allowing University pol...

Fast and Furious Chico Drift

Fast and Furious Chico Drift

January 23, 2016


Filed under News, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Traffic Hazard, 9:00 a.m., 150 W. 14th St. Six homeless subjects pulling motorhome and abandoned it.Call Type: Suspicious Subject, 9:07 a.m., Broadway StreetMale loitering in bushes near Star Bucks and is intimidating customers. This is an on going problem with him.Cal...

Man walks down street carrying marijuana plants

Man walks down street carrying  marijuana plants

January 21, 2016


Filed under News, Police Blotter

University Police: Call Type: Property-Lost/Found/Recovered, Thursday, 10:58 a.m., West 2nd Street Syringes and paraphernalia were found at the base of a tree outside of the Student Services Center. Call Type: Disturbance, Friday, 4:09 p.m., Warner Street A belligerent ex-student was refused services at t...

Animal bites plague several people

Animal bites plague several people

December 3, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Police Blotter

Chico Police Department Call Type: Subject, 5:44 a.m., Mangrove Avenue A man was acting crazy and refusing to leave a nearby diner. After finally getting him to leave the restaurant, he began kicking and screaming at the front door. Call Type: Animal Bite, 9:25 a.m., Fifth Street A ...

Cops don’t bother to answer student calls

Cops don’t bother to answer student calls

Brittany Mcclintock

October 26, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s around midnight when I hear glass shattering outside my house. My gut instinct was that someone was trying to break into my roommate’s car. My boyfriend tells me to call the police, but I know that won’t help.Within the first month of living at my old house, my roommates and I ...

Chico Police Department create a new application for community

Carly Plemons

October 1, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, News

Public access to the Chico Police Department just got easier. A new application has been introduced by the Chico PD in an effort to better inform and communicate with the Chico community. “We want people to receive information about wanted persons or just police activity in their neighborhood,” said Lt....

University police hosts first “Cookies with the Cops,” makes campus safety priority

Suzy Leamon

September 23, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime

John Feeney, Chief of university police, hosted the first "Cookies with the Cops" meeting at Sutter Hall, Tuesday at 7 p.m.Chief Feeney, Sgt. Brian Farrell and Officer Marc Reed, spoke to 22 students about what University Police hopes to achieve for Chico State this year.Among topics discussed were self-policing, the transient population, bike theft...

Man slaps woman and yells he has powers

Michael Catelli

September 23, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Department Call Type: Threats Sunday, 10:49 a.m., Esplanade “Reporting person was outside Taco Bell and saw a subject riding a bike he thought belonged to a friend. The subject told him he was going to come back and kill him.” Call Type: Suspicious Suspect Sunday, 9:00 p.m., Pine Street ...

Officers should work their beats on their feet

Officers should work their beats on their feet

Miles Inserra

April 21, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Is it not counterproductive for cops to be in cars on campus in the middle of the day? School grounds get so populated during passing periods that a car actually seems inefficient. While skateboarders, bikers and the occasional students on scooters weave in and out of walkers, cop cars crawl behind th...

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