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University Police needs to maintain its watchful eyes

University Police needs to maintain its watchful eyes

Karen Limones

September 26, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Editorials

It’s clear that there is a need for more safety guidelines around campus. With homework, classes and extracurricular activities keeping students preoccupied, safety is not their number one priority. Therefore, as students we depend on the University Police Department to follow their mission statement in providing a safe environment for Ch...

University Police report higher numbers of stopped cyclists on campus

University Police report higher numbers of stopped cyclists on campus

Natalie Hanson

April 24, 2018


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

A man was stopped and cited by University Police for riding his bicycle at Chico State Tuesday at about 12:10 p.m.According to Sergeant Lance Conlan, the man had been found to be riding his bicycle in the busy area by Trinity Commons, as many students were heading to or exiting classrooms. Conlan st...

Concerned neighbor places citizen’s arrest at gunpoint

Concerned neighbor places citizen’s arrest at gunpoint

Josh Cozine

April 21, 2018


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

Chico Police Call Type: Assault with Deadly Weapon Monday, 6:30 a.m., corner of Downing and 1st ave A man threw his bike at another man and was arrested. Call type: Burglary Monday, 2:16 p.m., 100 block Parmac Road A gun and two guitars which in valued totaled over $10,000 were stolen from ...

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...

The three pillars of support for sexual assault victims

The three pillars of support for sexual assault victims

Alex Grant

November 28, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, News, Showcase

This school year University Police have received six reports of rape on campus. This figure comes from UPD’s daily crime log which is composed of initial crime reports. These reports are released to comply with the Clery Act, a federal law that requires colleges to report crimes that occur on cam...

Sleeping man almost rolls from curb into Esplanade traffic

Sleeping man almost rolls from curb into Esplanade traffic

Natalie Hanson

October 6, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, News, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Transient ProblemMonday 6:58 a.m., Bidwell Manor ApartmentsMan sleeping in bushes close to curb at Esplanade, almost rolled into traffic while asleep.Call Type: DisturbanceMonday 3:10 p.m., 1205 Park Ave.Woman reports another woman unleashed her own dog onto her.Call Typ...

Men urinate at camp site

Men urinate at camp site

Cameron O'Brien

September 4, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, News, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Illegal CampingMonday, 5:30 p.m., 968 East Ave.Five to six individuals were camped out in the back of a private residence, subjects were urinating around premises and had their belongings thrown about.Call Type: Suspicious SubjectTuesday 4:45 a.m., First AvenueTwo individua...

Chico State prepares students for Cinco de Mayo

Chico State prepares students for Cinco de Mayo

Daniel Wright

May 5, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Chico State released an announcement to the student body urging safety for the holiday weekend. Chico PD indicated in the announcement that there would be no additional staffing or special event teams for the weekend. The announcement outlined three guideline students should use this weekend. · If ...

Body cameras create issues

Body cameras create issues

Rachel Reyes

April 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Concerns about officer-involved shootings have prompted an ongoing debate about body cameras for police officers. This issue is considerably new to Chico but comes after Desmond Phillips was shot and killed by Chico Police. According to KRCR News Channel, there are differing stories of what happened between Chico Police and Desmond Phillips during this time. Having a bo...

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...

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...

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...

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