Fire crews battled a structure fire in south Butte County early this morning. The blaze started at a house on La Porte Road in Bangor after 5:30 this morning. Firefighters arrived to find the home well involved. According to Cal Fire, one resident was injured and flown to Enloe Medical Center. Cal Fire reported on twitter before 7:30 that the fire has been extinguished.
CHP reported a vehicle collision on Neal Road at the Oroville-Chico Highway south of Chico before 8 this morning. According the CHP, a vehicle struck a telephone pole. CHP officers say the pole was sheered off and is on top of the vehicle. No word on the extent of injuries.
Update: Chico State has tweeted that classes at Plumas Hall will resume at noon. However, Butte Hall will remain closed until further notice. This after a student reportedly fell from a stairwell at Butte Hall around 9 am this morning. Chico State officials are saying that crisis counseling services for students, faculty, and staff are available in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium all day.
Reports are coming in that University Police have responded to an incident on the Chico State campus after 9 am this morning. Someone reportedly fell from one of the stairwells inside Butte Hall. Officials are saying that classes at Butte and Plumas halls are canceled until further notice. According to a recent Chico State tweet, police are still investigating the incident.
Chico Police received a report after 11:30 Wednesday morning that 41-year-old David Arkos had left a medical facility after allegedly making a threat to kill his wife. As officers were being dispatched the estranged wife of Arkos called and stated that he was there and had allegedly battered her. He also reportedly violated a domestic violence restraining order. Officers arrived to the residence on Arbutus Avenue where they found the victim who was moved to a safe place. Arkos reportedly barricaded himself in the home. According to a Chico Police Department press release, a warrant for Arkos arrested was obtained and the swat team entered the house. Arkos surrendered and was arrested.
Prison reform comes before Chico Leaders this week. The Chico City Council will be looking at the Reducing Crime and Keeping California Safe Act of 2018 which is not unlike on approved act by the city of Eureka recently and looks at changing prison reform laws. Specifically, the Act seeks to challenge some of of the changes made under Assembly Bill 109 and proposition 47 that were both passed by voters. The New measure is set to go before voters in November. It seeks to add to a list of violent crimes to make offienders not eligible for early release and to expand the collection of DNA.
A suspect in a shooting death over the weekend has been arrested. The Victim, 22-year-old Adam Krater was taken to Oroville Hospital with a gunshot wound to the head after 2:30 Sunday morning. Krater was pronounced dead at the hospital. Officers started searching for 25-year-old Noah Gonzales who was believed to be the man who left Krater at the hospital. Officers found Gonzales around 9:30 that morning and after an indepth interview he was arrested for murder. Police also located the firearm allegedly used in the shooting. No motive for the shooting has been released at this time.
Hundreds are being reported without power this morning in the Oroville area including Barry Creek. The PG&E outage page is listing over 770 customers in the east Oroville area being affected by the outage which started around 4 am. Crews are currently working on the issue.
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