The Orion

Attempted robbery at East Avenue Safeway

Attempted robbery at East Avenue Safeway

Keyla De Los Santos, Staff Writer // May 5, 2020

On May 2 at 9:47 p.m., the Chico Police Department received a call of a battery that had just occurred at the Safeway located on East Avenue.  The suspect, identified as 25-year-old Colin Thompson,...

Police arrest felon armed with a stolen firearm

Police arrest felon armed with a stolen firearm

Josiah Nicholl // May 11, 2018

A previously convicted man in possession of drugs and a stolen firearm was arrested Wednesday evening. According to a press release from the Chico Police Department, officers first responded to the incident...

Police Blotter Photo credit: Liz Coffee

Man yells at customers in Walmart

Jafet Serrato // May 15, 2017

Chico PoliceCall Type: Suspicious Subject Tuesday, 7:43 a.m., 222 Degarmo Dr. A man riding a bike was driving around the neighborhood and told a child that he would give him money for going to school....

Safeway shopping center located at 720 Mangrove Ave. Photo credit: Jafet Serrato

Safeway cuts hours due to theft

Jafet Serrato // March 13, 2017

Safeway at Mangrove Avenue is reducing hours of operation due to a high amount of theft in the area. The shopping center will now be closed from 2 to 5 a.m., seven days a week, instead of the previous...

Photo credit: Katia Berg

Spare the time to spare change

Sophia Robledo-Borowy // January 30, 2017

We are all guilty of walking past a donation box or skipping on giving the extra dollar at the checkout line. That guilt might not sit with us for long, but we should not lose sight of trying to assist...

Illustration by Miles Huffman Photo credit: Miles Huffman

Beer cans thrown from parking structure

December 13, 2015

University PoliceCall Type: Suspicious Subject, 8:23 p.m., Cherry StreetThree subjects throwing full cans of beer from the east side of the top floor of the parking structure.Chico Police DepartmentCall...

Fire truck at Safeway on Tuesday morning after a dumpster fire. Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel

Safeway fire leads to evacuation

Brittany Mcclintock // April 30, 2015

Ryan Murray, junior at Chico State, and his friend Kevin were on their way to Bidwell Park when they saw black smoke in the air on Tuesday coming from the Safeway on Mangrove Avenue. When they...

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