The Orion

Men urinate at camp site

Photo credit: Liz Coffee

Cameron O'Brien

September 4, 2017

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

Photo credit: Sean Martens

Daniel Wright

May 5, 2017

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

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Rachel Reyes

April 27, 2017

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

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

University Police Chief John Feeney. Photo courtesy of John Feeney.

Molly Sullivan

October 28, 2016

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

University Police Sgt. David Bird
Courtesy of University Police

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...

Prince written on bathroom walls

Graphic by Miles Huffman

Yoselin Calderon and Michael Catelli

April 24, 2016

University Police DepartmentCall Type: Suspicious Subject Sunday 9:49 a.m., Student Health CenterWhite male adult taking tires off of bikes. Disposition: Gone On Arrival.Call Type: Suspicious Subject Monday 1:22 p.m., Meriam LibrarySubject running around, throwing things up in the air, not being threat...

2-year-old wandering alone

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Yoselin Calderon

April 10, 2016

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Stolen Vehicle Monday 8:17 p.m., Hooker Oak AvenueReporting person said burgundy 94 Toyota 4 runner vehicle was taken.Call Type: Drunk In Public Tuesday 10:32 p.m., West 1stReporting person said his 17-year-old daughter has been drinking and was somewhere in the par...

Student urinates on someone else’s bed

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Yoselin Calderon

March 27, 2016

Chico Police Department Call Type: Juvenile Problem, Monday 8:51 a.m., Moss Avenue A 13-year-old left campus and walked away from the school's administration. Call Type: Camping, Tuesday 8 a.m., West East Avenue Reporting person discovered a transient camping next to a dumpster. Call ...

Police continue fight on crime with electric motorbikes

Photo credit: Michael Catelli

Michael Catelli

March 7, 2016

Two stealthy motorcycles might just end crime on Chico State's campus. In mid January, The University Police Department borrowed an electric motorcycle from San Jose State’s police department to test out its capabilities on campus. After months of deliberation, University Police decided to further use the bikes both on and off campus. According to police, the two...

Pay rent or don’t get in

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Michelle Zhu

February 27, 2016

Chico PoliceCall Type: Vehicle Burglary, 6:05 p.m., Cohasset RoadPassenger side window of car was broken. Stolen items were a Louis Vuitton purse, matching wallet, coach sunglasses, credit cards, cash and checks. Two checks were forged for a total of $800. Call Type: Standby, 6:02 p.m., Rancheria DriveRoommates locked the repo...

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

Illustration by Miles Huffman Photo credit: Miles Huffman

December 6, 2015

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...

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