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Reported Burglary in Child Development Department Under Investigation

Reported Burglary in Child Development Department Under Investigation

Alex Grant

September 27, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

University Police received a phone call reporting a burglary and theft on Sept. 11. The child development laboratory director, Sally Miller, reported someone breaking into her office, Aymers J. Hamilton 120, around 2:18 p.m. Aymers staff members also complained to University Police about transient...

Man claims attempted phone theft in downtown Chico

Man claims attempted phone theft in downtown Chico

Natalie Hanson

September 17, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

A Chico man claims his phone was nearly stolen as he ate lunch downtown, on Aug. 24.JD Elam was eating lunch at Tres Hombres in the outdoor patio seating area when a group of what appeared to be homeless men swarmed the patio, and one man nearly stole his phone."I was sitting there with one of my client...

Son hits mom after being punished

Son hits mom after being punished

Jafet Serrato

April 16, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, News, Police Blotter

Chico PoliceCall Type: Disturbing Subject Sunday, 9:25 a.m., 2157 Pillsbury Road A customer tried to get cash back for an item with the wrong receipt. The suspect left the store with commotion and walked towards Round Table Pizza. Call Type: Disturbing Subject Sunday, 3:59 p.m., 1128 W. 3rd St. A man riding on a skate...

A woman hits herself due to lack of birthday wishes

A woman hits herself due to lack of birthday wishes

Jafet Serrato

April 2, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News, Police Blotter

Chico PoliceCall Type: Disturbing Subject Sunday, 4:04 p.m., 734 Mangrove Ave. A customer from Wing Stop wanted a refund, because he said that his order from last week was incorrect. Call Type: Disturbing Subject Sunday, 7:54 p.m., East Fourth St. A woman was screaming explicit words while taking her cloth...

Spring break-in affects multiple students

Spring break-in affects multiple students

Jafet Serrato

March 23, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News, Showcase

A house on Hazel Street was burglarized during spring break with majority of the tenants property stolen. The incident was discovered March 18 by Colton Mortansen, a student from Chico State. Mortansen along with his four other roommates attend the university, but he was the first person to wit...

Safeway cuts hours due to theft

Safeway cuts hours due to theft

Jafet Serrato

March 13, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

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 24 hour service. Managers of Safeway declined to comment on the issue. "A lot of the reaso...

$96,000 project in place to decrease traffic issues

$96,000 project in place to decrease traffic issues

Alejandra Fraga

February 22, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico City Council approved a proposed plan by the Chico Police Department designed to provide the city with traffic enforcement and relief from burglaries and thefts Tuesday. “The City of Chico has gone without a dedicated traffic unit for nearly five years, since then traffic collisions have...

Valentine’s day car theft

Daniel Wright

February 15, 2017


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

On two separate incidents, University Police responded to property crimes concerning burgled and stolen vehicles, near campus. On Feb. 13, UPD responded to University Village where one car had been stolen just after midnight, and a second car had been vandalized in a suspected burglary. Security footage of the inciden...

Clown spotted at Pleasant Valley High School

Clown spotted at Pleasant Valley High School

Kayla Fitzgerald

October 6, 2016


Filed under News, Police Blotter

University Police Department:Call type: Petty TheftTuesday, 8:26 p.m., Physical Science BuildingBike stolen from in front of building, two calls made regarding theft.Call type: Suspicious ActivityTuesday, 5:37 a.m., Langdon Engineering CenterSuspicious activity was reported in front of building.Chico Police Depar...

Man smashes car windshield

Kindra Robinson

October 1, 2015


Filed under Police Blotter

University Police DepartmentCall Type: Petty Theft, 4:35 p.m. Nord Avenue A woman living at University Village attempted to do her laundry, but found that when she returned to the complex's laundry room all her clothes had disappeared.Call Type: Petty Theft, 2:49 p.m., Warner StreetA man with a bald head, a bandage on...

Drunk man chased by neighborhood dogs

Drunk man chased by neighborhood dogs

Brittany Mcclintock

March 5, 2015


Filed under News, Police Blotter

University Police DepartmentCall Type: Medical Aid Tuesday, 6:05 a.m., Yolo Field"Reported seizure on Yolo Field needed medical attention."Call Type: Annoying/Obscene Call/Text/Email Tuesday, 11:59 p.m., West 3rd Street"Officer investigated a call on West 3rd Street about someone receiving random calls...

Student spike heightens theft to businesses

Student spike heightens theft to businesses

Alex Nelson

August 27, 2014


Filed under Features

In anticipation of the school year, local businesses do everything they can to prepare for more people, sales, theft and vandalism. Chico businesses ramp up on inventory, employees and other measures to ensure their success in the fall.Dallas Darnell, assistant manager of Blaze 'N J's Smoke Shop on Wes...

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