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Suspect arrested on suspicion of brandishing gun on campus; timely warning notification delay

Ariana Powell, A&E Editor // August 23, 2023

A suspect has been arrested after an employee was approached by a man outside Kendall Hall who appeared to be carrying a gun at around 8:20 a.m. on Wednesday. The suspect, Khalid Warithlu Assamad, 38,...

University Police Department located on the corner of Chestnut St and W Second St. Photo credit: Angelina Mendez

University remains confident in police chief after involvement in racial discrimination lawsuit

Melvin Bui, Contributor // March 23, 2023

The Orion reported in spring 2022 that Interim Chief of Police Christopher Nicodemus was mentioned in a civil lawsuit against the City of Oroville, disrupting the search for a permanent chief for which...

Two alleged sexual offenses on campus result in no arrests

Two alleged sexual offenses on campus result in no arrests

Melvin Bui, Managing Editor // November 18, 2022

Two alleged sexual offenses occurred on Chico State’s campus this semester but neither led to arrests, so the cases were referred to the Title IX office, according to Public Relations Manager Andrew...

Chico State Chief of University Police hit with allegations of racism in workplace

Chico State Chief of University Police hit with allegations of racism in workplace

Christopher Hill and Noah Herbst // September 19, 2022

Chico State Interim Chief of Police Christopher Nicodemus has been named in a court filing from Sept. 15, alleging accusations of racist bullying against several current and former members of Oroville...

Meriam Library at Chico State.

Police, students respond to sexual harassment in Meriam Library

Angelina Mendez // February 26, 2020

The University Police Department is currently requesting charges and building a case against the suspect that was allegedly involved in a sexual harassment incident that occured on Feb. 14 at the Meriam...

Police Blotter: Arrow shot into the backside of a house

Police Blotter: Arrow shot into the backside of a house

Emily Neria // February 25, 2020

Chico PD Call Type: Suspicious Circumstances Wednesday, Feb.12th, 2:01 a.m., 500 Flying V St.  Caller heard footsteps on the roof. Neighbors said that they saw someone trying to break in...

Outside picture of Whitney Hall

Suspect in Whitney Hall burglary arrested

Keyla De Los Santos // February 24, 2020

There was a residential burglary reported at Whitney Hall last Friday at approximately 11:13 p.m.  According to the information bulletin from the University Police Department, “an unknown male...

Meriam Library at Chico State.

Student reports sexual harassment in Meriam Library

Angelina Mendez // February 20, 2020

Meriam Library contacted the University Police Department reporting a sexual harassment incident involving a female student and a male adult on Feb. 14 at approximately 10:30 a.m. The student reported...

Chico State Police were present outside Meriam Library following rumors about a suspicious subject Photo credit: Kendall George

Police respond to rumors of man on campus asking suspicious questions

Kendall George // March 4, 2019

Updates: Earlier, it was reported that the Chico Police Department responded Monday morning to the rumors of a suspicious subject being on campus. It was actually the University Police Department who responded. There...

University Police Department teaches active shooter response training

University Police Department teaches active shooter response training

Brian Luong // October 24, 2018

Students, faculty and staff learned about proper response techniques to maximize safety in an active shooter situation in Colusa Hall, Tuesday morning, during a training hosted by the University Police...

Terrible Tuesday: sex crimes, assaults, and elevator malfunctions continue

Terrible Tuesday: sex crimes, assaults, and elevator malfunctions continue

Dan Christian // October 24, 2018

University Police Call Type: Elevator Malfunction Monday 3:06 p.m., Butte Hall Reporting parties advised they were stuck in elevator #3 on 2nd floor and are now out. Call Type: Elevator Malfunction Tuesday...

Chico States Director of Environmental Health and Safety Marvin Pratt believes daily self-awareness is key to preparing for a school shooting. Photo credit: Grayson Boyer

Preparing for a university shooting

Grayson Boyer // February 12, 2018

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...

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