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Chico State reports 3rd ‘hate crime’ in less than 3 months

Christopher Hill and Noah Herbst // February 14, 2022

University Police reported yet another act of racist vandalism on Monday night. This marks the third time in less than three months that graffiti-related “hate crimes” have been reported by University...

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...

Concerned students respond to Downtown Chico vandalism

Courtney Collier // February 12, 2020

Student employees from Collier Hardware, located in Downtown Chico, voice concern about rise in vandalism. Photo by Courtney Collier Recent vandalism at Collier Hardware, located in Downtown Chico,...

Police Blotter: Landscaper arrested on multiple firearm-related charges

Police Blotter: Landscaper arrested on multiple firearm-related charges

Ricardo Tovar // December 5, 2019

Chico PD: Call Type: Not Aggravated Assault Monday, Nov. 25th, 2:53 a.m., 1700 Block of Sheridan Ave. A 23-year-old man was arrested for not aggravated battery to his spouse and for causing...

Police Blotter: Three burglaries in the past week have been stopped

Police Blotter: Three burglaries in the past week have been stopped

Ricardo Tovar // November 19, 2019

Chico PD: Call Type: Unaggravated Battery Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 3:17 a.m., 2700 Block East Eaton Rd. A 43-year-old man was arrested for not aggravated battery to his spouse and for causing non-aggravated...

Campus vandalism, more broken elevators and community assault

Campus vandalism, more broken elevators and community assault

Dan Christian // October 9, 2018

University Police Call Type: Disturbance Wednesday 11:28 p.m., Sutter Residential Dining Center A group of loud males were reportedly yelling at each other and trying to start a fight outside. Subjects...

Several of Reynolds campaign signs and the storefront of her business were vandalized, late Friday night. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Reynold’s campaign and storefront vandalized overnight

Josh Cozine // September 15, 2018

Kasey Reynolds, a candidate for Chico city council, was woken up in the dead of night, around 2 a.m. Saturday, by a friend with terrible news. Along with her storefront, over a dozen of her campaign posters,...

Concerned neighbor places citizens arrest at gunpoint

Concerned neighbor places citizen’s arrest at gunpoint

Josh Cozine // April 21, 2018

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...

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Man throws fruit at drivers

Jafet Serrato // March 11, 2017

Chico PoliceCall Type: Domestic Dispute Sunday, 5:41 a.m., Nord Avenue. A man is calling to report a woman on his car. She claims she is being held hostage. The two individuals were fighting because the...

Drunk man chased by neighborhood dogs

Drunk man chased by neighborhood dogs

Brittany Mcclintock // March 5, 2015

University Police DepartmentCall Type: Medical Aid Tuesday, 6:05 a.m., Yolo Field"Reported seizure on Yolo Field needed medical attention."Call Type: Annoying/Obscene Call/Text/Email Tuesday, 11:59 p.m.,...

One suspect ran through this intersection on Chestnut and West 3rd Streets, while the other ran across this front yard of Alpha Phi. Photo credit: Courtney Weaver

Men caught vandalizing flee from police

Courtney Weaver // February 6, 2015

At approximately 5:40 p.m. on Feb. 4, two males vandalizing Chico State property were caught by University Police, who alerted the Chico Police Department. After the suspects realized that they had been...

Dallas Darnell, assistant manager of Blaze N Js, stands in front of the building. Photo credit: Alex Nelson

Student spike heightens theft to businesses

Alex Nelson // August 27, 2014

In anticipation of the school year, local businesses do everything they can to prepare for more people, sales, theft and vandalism. Chico businesses ramp up on inventory, employees and other measures to...

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