The Orion

Woman shoots up heroin at a bus stop

Woman shoots up heroin at a bus stop

Kyla Linville

September 22, 2016

University Police Department: Call Type: Suspicious Subject Wednesday 12:56 p.m., West First StreetTwo males were spotted walking through the physical science building, one carrying a bike frame. They left and may have been headed towards the children’s park.Call Type: Welfare Check Wednesday 2:15 p.m., W...

Unprepared for the worst

Alex Horne

September 21, 2016

On Sept. 6 at 10:42 a.m. students were alerted by the university that a man who possibly had a gun was headed toward campus. Students were alerted via text and phone call but the thing missing from the alerts was a description of what to do. We think that with all the shootings that happen in this co...

Man makes bed by dumpster

Man makes bed by dumpster

Kayla Fitzgerald

September 16, 2016

UPD: Call type: Alarm Tuesday 6:51 p.m., Facilities Management An alarm sounded in an administration building. _____________________________________ CPD: Call type: Disturbance Tuesday 7:34 a.m., Diamond Hotel A man was freaking out in the alley behind the hotel, punching the...

Students should demand campus bicycling hours

Students should demand campus bicycling hours

Whitney Urmann and David Molina

September 14, 2016

In front of every building at Chico State, there is an abundance of bike racks. In fact, a person is likely to struggle to even find an entrance to a building that doesn't have a bike rack— nevertheless an empty one. It's mind boggling to me that with this many bikes at Chico State, students are...

UPD could get body cameras soon

UPD could get body cameras soon

Molly Sullivan

September 8, 2016

University Police have plans to add body-worn cameras to their law enforcement strategy, but the exact policy and budget for their use have not been confirmed. The incident involving Chico Police and two Chico State students on Aug. 27 has localized and reignited the discussion regarding the relation...

Labor Day means high-enforcement weekend ahead

Labor Day means high-enforcement weekend ahead

Bianca Quilantan

September 2, 2016

If University Police Department Chief John Feeney were a betting man, he would bet his money on more than one or two calls of people under the influence of alcohol this weekend.Labor Day weekend is approaching and Feeney said the University Police is prepared to have a full complement of officers on ...

Welcome week: in with the new, in with the old

Welcome week: in with the new, in with the old

Amber Martin

August 24, 2016

Students gathered the week before classes started to celebrate being back in Chico. Wildcat Welcome Week is popular for many different reasons; returning students coming back to continue their studies, an influx of incoming students starting their new journey at Chico State. “My favorite memory fr...

Electric motorcycle rolls out

Electric motorcycle rolls out

January 21, 2016

University Police discreetly unveiled on Wednesday its latest acquisition: a lone electric motorcycle. Chico State’s police force is borrowing an electric motorcycle from San Jose State as part of a pilot program, said University Police Officer Lance Conlan, who was quietly rolling and patrolling s...

Gunshots heard on First Street

Yang Dai

October 19, 2015

University Police DepartmentCall Type: Fire alarm, Sunday, 9:44 a.m., Konkow HallSmoke detector. No further action taken.Call Type: Medical aid, Sunday, 9:47 a.m., Mechoopda HallA male allergic to monosodium glutamate was released to medical personnel.Call Type: Subject stop, Sunday, 11:19 p.m., West Sacramento AvenueOne...

Chico State releases annual reports

Chico State releases annual reports

Suzy Leamon

October 10, 2015

Under the Clery Act, colleges are required to disclose information about crime that happened on and around its campuses as well as a fire safety report.The Annual Security Report contains information about campus policy, campus security and personal safety. Topics such as crime prevention, crime reporting...

Women exposes herself at children’s playground

Women exposes herself at children’s playground

Carly Plemons

October 4, 2015

University Police Call Type: Suspicious Subject Wednesday, 1:30 a.m., Meriam LibraryMale passed out on a covered table.Call Type: Disturbance Wednesday, 11:54 a.m., Main StreetHomeless man took a women's cell phone.Call Type: Disturbance Wednesday, 11:45 p.m., WRECTwo males in a physical fight outsi...

Domestic violence on campus

Domestic violence on campus

Suzy Leamon

October 3, 2015

As many as 25 percent of female students experience sexual assault during their college career, according to Break the Cycle Inc. In light of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, it can be beneficial for students to be educated on the cycles, causes and environments.   According to the CCWRC Women's Resou...

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