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Preparing for a university shooting

Preparing for a university shooting

Grayson Boyer

February 12, 2018


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

The increase in university shootings has made preparedness for potential threats extremely important to college administrations, and Chico State is no different. According to Chico State's Director of Environmental Health and Safety Marvin Pratt, "One of our biggest challenges for this office is to...

Woman suspected of stealing from laundry room

Woman suspected of stealing from laundry room

Tisha Cheney

January 27, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News, Police Blotter

University PoliceCall Type: Suspicious SubjectMonday 8:26 a.m., Student Services Center.A pacing man warned the public that "people are chasing him."Call Type: Directed PatrolMonday 7:00 p.m., Warner Street.A transient kicked in a fence to take a nap.Call Type: Transient CallTuesday 2:36 a.m., Parking...

Thefts reports involve donation jars on Chico State campus

Thefts reports involve donation jars on Chico State campus

Jacqueline Morales

November 13, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Crime, News

University Police Department reminds students of safety precautions to prevent being victims of crime after reports claim theft on campus. Thefts involving cash taken from donation jars kept in open office areas around campus are confirmed by UPD. The University police reminds the Chico State community th...

Man holds a sign quoting Taylor Swift lyrics

Man holds a sign quoting Taylor Swift lyrics

Jacqueline Morales

November 6, 2017


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

University Police DepartmentCall Type: Animal Call Monday 9:29 a.m., Meriam Library Man's doberman dog barked at a passerby while tabling. Call Type: Transient CallMonday 12:57 p.m., Physical Education Storage buildingMan with a shopping cart was at the side of the golf shed. Call Type: Assist oth...

Daylight attacks shine light on student safety

Daylight attacks shine light on student safety

Kaley Wise

November 8, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, News

When Chico State senior Lauren Dormer was walking home from her child development class at 10:45 a.m., the last thing she expected was to be grabbed, harassed and followed home.“I pretended to call the police and he sprinted the other way. I arrived home feeling pretty shaken up," Dormer said. "I ...

Student drugging still under investigation

Student drugging still under investigation

Molly Sullivan

October 28, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, News

University Police are still investigating a string of incidents involving the drugging of male students that occurred in late September and early October. The campus was notified of the incidents in a safety announcement Oct. 8. At that point, UPD was investigating three or four incidents, and follo...

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...

City, campus police improve collaboration

City, campus police improve collaboration

December 15, 2015


Filed under Community, Crime, News

In addition to updating a Memorandum of Understanding, University Police and Chico Police Department hope to collaborate more effectively to keep the Chico State community safe. At a recent open forum, violence and crime within Chico was addressed by students. One component of this concern is the Chico Police Dep...

Female shot with BB gun while riding skateboard

Female shot with BB gun while riding skateboard

December 14, 2015


Filed under Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall type: Suspicious subject, 7:29 a.m., Chantel WayA subject was yelling and pounding on the door. Subject was yelling about bounty hunters last seen heading southbound on Chantel Way.Call type: Harassment, 1:45 p.m., Oakdale StreetReporting party was calling for her non-English speaking sister-in-law. According to reporting ...

Woman held at gunpoint in her car by her boyfriend’s ex

Woman held at gunpoint in her car by her boyfriend’s ex

December 6, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Police Blotter

University Police DepartmentCall Type: Stolen Vehicle, 2:42 p.m., West Sacramento AvenueCaller left vehicle parked in Lot B near Esken Hall over break and it is now gone.Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Refusing to Leave, 7:09 a.m., Starbucks on Broadway StreetSubject was stealing condiments from the condiment bar and refused to leave.Call Type: Ass...

Students hope for a safer Chico

Students hope for a safer Chico

November 30, 2015


Filed under Community, News

A concern addressed by students at the most recent open forum was the need to feel safe in Chico. “This is where we live. If we don’t feel safe leaving our homes, how are we supposed to feel safe coming to campus?” said Griselda Avila, senior sociology and multicultural and gender studies...

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