Man unloading items at the park sees vehicle drive away

CHICO, Calif. - A woman was arrested after she stole a vehicle from a man unloading his stuff to spend the day at the park, Chico Police Department said. Police said they received a report at about 3 p.m. Wednesday that a man was unloading his items to enjoy the day at South One Mile when he saw a woman driving off in his vehicle.
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CHP officer arrest semi-truck driver for DUI

OROVILLE, Calif. - Oroville California Highway Patrol officer arrested a semi-truck driver for being intoxicated while driving on Highway 70 at Cox Ln. Thursday at 8:06 a.m., CHP said. CHP received multiple calls of a semi-truck being driven recklessly and unable to stay in its lane. A CHP officer was...
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Deputies locate 4 people in Sacramento River

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Butte County deputies responded to a call at 2:52 p.m. that four people on the Sacramento River were downstream on Thursday afternoon. There were three adults and one kid who were located downstream from Scotty's Landing just before 4 p.m. Deputies used a boat and a...
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Police logs: July 19-25, 2021

This information has been taken from the Chico Police Department, Butte County Sheriff’s Office, Oroville Police Department and the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office. Highway 32 West, Chico: The reporting party said he had more issues with vandalism that occurred over the weekend. Theft. Highway 32 West, Chico: A mailbox was...

Four paddle boarders rescued from Sac River near Scotty's Landing

CHICO, Calif. — CAL FIRE Butte Unit crews and Butte County Sheriff's deputies rescued four paddle boarders from the Sacramento River just downstream from Scotty's Landing in Chico. Officials said nobody was injured during the incident. This is a developing story. Check back for updates as new information becomes available...

Backfiring operations add to Dixie Fire's growth

CHICO, Calif. — The Dixie Fire has grown to more than 220,000 acres. It's been growing daily, but some of that growth is intentional. Over the last week, fire crews have begun back-firing operations; burning the land on purpose in certain areas. Because the terrain has been an ongoing challenge,...
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Chico police find woman who allegedly stole car from One-Mile Recreation Area

CHICO — A man unloading items from his car to spend an afternoon in Bidwell Park was met with a surprise Wednesday when he saw a woman driving away with his vehicle. The Chico Police Department responded around 3 p.m. to a parking lot in the south One-Mile Recreation Area where the alleged theft occurred and contacted the man, who provided a description of the woman and his vehicle, according to a press release from the department.

Police: Man arrested in Oroville for selling drugs to minors

OROVILLE, Calif.- A search warrant served by the Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force ended with the arrest of a man charged with selling narcotics and Xanax to minors on Thursday. Steven Aust,19, was arrested on the 1120 Block of 18th St. and while being transported to jail attempted to escape...

Firefighters, locals save 1867 barn from Dixie Fire

BUTT CREEK VALLEY, Calif. - One of California’s oldest original barns was saved from the Dixie Fire by firefighters, Henry Lomeli, the Ranch Manager said. Lomeli said CAL FIRE has engines around the barn despite having other tasks while battling the fire that has now burned over 215,000 acres. The...

Retired Chico Chief of Police stays behind in Butte Meadows

BUTTE MEADOWS, Calif. — As Butte Meadows remains under an evacuation order due to the Dixie Fire, a handful of people have chosen to stay behind, including retired Chief of Police for the City of Chico, Mike Maloney. Maloney tells KRCR he has evolved into the official information person for...

One Dead in High-Speed Crash on Chico’s Nord Avenue

A high-speed collision in Chico, California resulted in the death of a motorist on the morning of Sunday, July 25, 2021. The crash site was the bridge located on the 300 block of Nord Avenue at its intersection with State Route32/Walnut Street. Details of the Fatal Incident. A call was...