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UPD could get body cameras soon

UPD could get body cameras soon

Molly Sullivan

September 8, 2016


Filed under News

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


Filed under Breaking News, News

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Police Blotter

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


Filed under Breaking News, Crime

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


Filed under Breaking News, News, Police Blotter

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


Filed under Community, News

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...

Victim raped at University Village

Suzy Leamon

October 1, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Shoplift 5:28 a.m., Mangrove Ave."Suspect walked out of Safeway with a cart of groceries and hand basket of groceries."Call Type: Suspicious Subject 6:29 a.m., Springfield Dr"Male subject behind Kohl's wandering around looking into vehicles. Last seen headed towards the back...

Pitbull runs loose in traffic

Pitbull runs loose in traffic

Suzy Leamon

September 28, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall type: Loose Animal, 8:18 a.m., East Eighth StreetLarge pitbull type dog loose on Eighth Street in traffic.Call type: 415-Subject, 11:04 a.m., 202 W. 1st St. Female by the creek yelling profanities. Call type: Neighbor Dispute, 11:29 a.m., 390 Rio Lindo Ave. Male and female yellin...

Chico city council member proposes ghost riding ban

Chico city council member proposes ghost riding ban

Suzy Leamon

September 26, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Crime

Council member Randall Stone has proposed a plan to ban ghost riding in Chico.Ghost riding is when someone is riding a bicycle while also steering another next to them.The city ban would make it easier for police to stop someone who is ghost riding and have them verify ownership of the bicycle.In Ca...

University police hosts first “Cookies with the Cops,” makes campus safety priority

Suzy Leamon

September 23, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime

John Feeney, Chief of university police, hosted the first "Cookies with the Cops" meeting at Sutter Hall, Tuesday at 7 p.m.Chief Feeney, Sgt. Brian Farrell and Officer Marc Reed, spoke to 22 students about what University Police hopes to achieve for Chico State this year.Among topics discussed were self-policing, the transient population, bike theft...

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