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The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

Police And Fire

Students For Quality Education suggest defunding campus police.

Cristian Gonzalez, Multimedia Reporter November 18, 2022
The Sac State community continues discussion of over-policing on campus.
The man arrested in the chase drove through the on-campus apartment complex dodging buildings and pedestrians on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. Sacramento sheriffs followed the suspect into the Hornet Commons parking lot before making an arrest.

Man arrested after leading police in high-speed chase through student living

Tony Rodriguez March 9, 2022

A high-speed chase ended at the Hornet Commons apartments across Sacramento State, leading to an arrest after a car drove through the complex and nearly collided with several residents, according to police. The...

Sac State Police Chief Chet Madison Jr. responds to anti-racism, police brutality

James Fife and Alex Muegge September 21, 2021
New Sac State Police Chief Chet Madison Jr. sat down with The State Hornet to discuss student concerns and issues surrounding campus police. Watch the full video here:
FEATURE: Sacramento Police Chief and activist agree on step to reduce gun violence - education

FEATURE: Sacramento Police Chief and activist agree on step to reduce gun violence – education

Sara Nevis and Ian Ratliff December 19, 2020

Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn and Jamilia Land to some may be unlikely friends, but that has not stopped Land from receiving criticism from the public for being friends with a police officer due...

One of the suspects in a string of credit card thefts that occurred at The WELL last week. The suspect pictured and one other suspect were later caught on camera at the Arden Fair mall after making purchases with the stolen credit cards, according to the Sac State Police Department. Photo courtesy of Sacramento State Police Department

‘Unusually high’ number of credit card thefts reported at The WELL, police say

Dom Vitiello October 24, 2019

The WELL at Sacramento State experienced an “unusually high” number of break-ins at the male locker rooms on Oct.15, 16 and 17. On multiple occasions  lockers were accessed via clean break-ins...

A robbery occurred near a bus stop behind Sac State’s The WELL on College Town Drive just after midnight Monday.

Police searching for suspects in robbery near Sac State bus stop

Reanna Simmons March 11, 2019

A robbery occurred near a bus stop behind Sacramento State’s The WELL on College Town Drive just after midnight Monday. The victim was at at the curb behind The WELL on College Town Drive when a vehicle...

Sac State Police are looking for two men, recorded by campus security cameras, in relation to a series of smash and grab thefts on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

Sac State smash and grab suspects still at large

Cory Jaynes, news editor September 14, 2018

Sacramento State Police are looking for two suspects in connection to several smash and grab thefts that occurred on campus Wednesday, according to CBS Sacramento. At the time of publication, a crime...

Aaron Avitan has been charged with 19 counts of kidnapping and other felonies after commandeering a CHP car and attempting to pull over a bus full of Delta College students.

Suspect in CHP car theft charged with 19 total counts of kidnapping, carjacking

Claire Morgan, editor-in-chief August 22, 2018

The man who stole a California Highway Patrol car and drove onto Sacramento State’s campus Friday has been charged with 19 counts of kidnapping, carjacking and a litany of other charges. Aaron Avitan,...

A man drove a stolen CHP car onto campus on Friday.

Man drives stolen CHP car to Sac State, police say

Claire Morgan and Adria Watson August 17, 2018

A man drove a stolen California Highway Patrol car onto Sacramento State’s campus  Friday at 12:30 p.m., according to the Sacramento State Police Department. Police say they apprehended the suspect,...

Some call for Sac State to cancel banquet honoring Sacramento Chief of Police

Some call for Sac State to cancel banquet honoring Sacramento Chief of Police

Thomas Frey, news editor March 24, 2018

Some social media users are calling for an upcoming awards banquet honoring Sacramento Chief of Police Daniel Hahn to be canceled until the officers responsible for the shooting death of 22-year-old Stephon...

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