Butte County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Kory L. HoneaThe Sheriff’s Office serves all the citizens of Butte County by providing a mix of public safety and public service functions. The Sheriff’s Office provides around-the-clock law enforcement service to every region of the county. In addition to 24 hour policing, we offer Butte County citizens a full range of services including, coroner services, civil services, court security and corrections.

 

 

 

  

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FIVE ARRESTED DURING STORAGE UNIT BURGLARY INVESTIGATION

January 15, 2021

FIVE ARRESTED DURING STORAGE UNIT BURGLARY INVESTIGATION
Chico, CA – Over the past several months, Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) deputies have been investigating storage unit burglaries that have occurred in the Chico area. On January 2, 2021 Deputy Voris contacted Chad Parras, age 49, of Chico, at a storage unit facility located on Highway 32. Deputy Voris determined Parras was on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS). After conducting a search of Parras’ vehicle, Deputy Voris located evidence showing Parras had committed burglaries at a storage unit facility located on Highway 32. Deputy Voris placed Parras under arrest for violating the terms and conditions of his Post Release Community Supervision, and for a felony count of burglary.
After the arrest of Parras, Deputy Voris and Detective Mollath determined Parras was storing additional stolen property at a storage unit in the Chico area. Detectives obtained a search warrant for the aforementioned storage unit. During the execution of the search warrant, property taken during two additional storage unit burglaries was located. Based on the investigation, Parras was arrested for an additional two felony counts of burglary.
During the follow-up investigation, deputies located evidence indicating Matthew Myers, age 35, of Chico, was involved in the aforementioned storage unit burglaries. On January 11, 2021 deputies served a search warrant at Matthew Myers’ residence, which is located in the 10,000 block of Lone Pine Avenue, Chico. Myers was in custody at the Butte County Jail on a separate criminal case during the service of the search warrant. During the service of the search warrant deputies located numerous items of stolen property.
In December of 2020, deputies and detectives obtained evidence indicating Myers was responsible for forging checks from a local Oroville business. During this investigation additional evidence indicating Myers was responsible for the aforementioned check forgery was located.
During the investigation, deputies obtained evidence indicating additional stolen property was being stored at two additional storage units in the Chico area. On January 12, deputies served search warrants at the aforementioned storage units. During searches of the storage units additional stolen property was located. To date, deputies have located over $25,000 of stolen property and have identified approximately ten different victims.
As a result of this investigation the following individuals have been arrested:
Chad Parras, age 49, of Chico
Brittnie Fonseca, age 30, of Chico
Matthew Myers, age 35, of Chico
Lance Ostrander, age 43, of Oroville
Heidi Parras, age 39, of Chico
Deputies are conducting follow-up regarding this investigation, and additional arrests are anticipated.
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Friday, January 15, 2021 /Number of views (21) /Categories: Press Release
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PARADISE RESIDENT ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

January 13, 2021

PARADISE RESIDENT ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

Paradise, CA – In 2020, Butte County Sheriff’s Office detectives began investigating Alex Rozycki, age 29, of Paradise. During the investigation detectives located evidence indicating Rozycki was downloading child pornography. On December 23, 2020 detectives served a search warrant at Rozycki’s residence, which is located in the 6000 block of Tyden Way, Paradise.
During the service of the search warrant detectives seized multiple electronic devices that belonged to Rozycki. Detectives later conducted forensic searches of the electronic devices and located multiple images of child pornography. Detectives also located evidence indicating Rozycki was the individual who downloaded the child pornography.
On January 8, detectives placed Rozycki under arrest for a felony count of possessing over 600 images of child pornography, and for a felony count of possession of child pornography portraying sexual masochism. Rozycki was booked into the Butte County Jail on the evening of January 8. Rozycki later posted bail and is scheduled to be arraigned at the Butte County Superior Court on March 26, 2021, at 8:30 AM. The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with additional information about this investigation to contact Detective Mary Barker at 530-538-7671.
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Wednesday, January 13, 2021 /Number of views (15) /Categories: Press Release
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BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SEARCHING FOR MISSING GRIDLEY RESIDENT

January 13, 2021

BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SEARCHING FOR MISSING GRIDLEY RESIDENT

Gridley, CA – The Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) is actively looking for Peter Rasmussen, age 67, of Gridley. On the afternoon of January 12, Peter left his residence in Gridley to take a day trip to the Feather Falls or Berry Creek area. On the morning of January 13, Peter’s family members contacted the Sheriff’s Office and reported Peter missing. Family members indicated Peter did not return from the day trip.
When Peter left his residence, he was driving a silver 2000 Nissan Frontier truck, California license plate number 7F78344. Deputies and detectives are currently conducting searches of the Berry Creek and Feather Falls area.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with additional information about Peter’s location to contact detectives at 530-538-7671, or 530-538-7322. A photograph of Peter is attached to this press release.
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Wednesday, January 13, 2021 /Number of views (12) /Categories: Press Release
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OROVILLE RESIDENTS ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY AND MANUFACTURING METHAMPHETAMINE

January 8, 2021

OROVILLE RESIDENTS ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY AND MANUFACTURING METHAMPHETAMINE

Oroville, CA – On the afternoon of January 7, 2021 a homeowner who resided in the area of Cherokee Road, Oroville called the Butte County Sheriff’s Office and reported they had interrupted a burglary at their residence. Deputies and detectives immediately responded to the area and obtained a description of the suspect from the homeowner. Deputies conducted an area check and located the suspect standing outside of a residence in the 2400 block of Cherokee Road. Deputies and detectives identified the suspect as Brian Horton, age 44, of Oroville.
Deputies and detectives determined Horton resided at the residence where he was contacted, and Horton was on active California State Parole. Deputies and detectives conducted a search of Horton’s residence pursuant to the terms and conditions of Horton’s parole. During the search of Horton’s residence, deputies and detectives contacted Horton’s girlfriend, who was identified as Mindy Kruse, age 35, of Oroville.
Deputies and detectives located numerous evidence items inside Horton’s residence to include the following items: Two firearms, a sawed off shotgun, ammunition, evidence related to the aforementioned burglary, and a methamphetamine lab. The Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force responded to Horton’s residence and processed the methamphetamine lab. A photograph of the firearms deputies and detectives located is attached to this press release.
During the subsequent investigation, detectives located additional evidence that Horton was involved with a separate residential burglary that occurred on Christmas day in the Oroville area. Detectives also located property in Kruse’s purse that was stolen during a vehicle burglary that occurred in the Oroville area.
On the evening of January 7, Horton was booked into the Butte County Jail for felony counts of residential burglary, being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm and ammunition, possession of stolen property, possession of a sawed off shotgun, manufacturing a sawed off shotgun, manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of stolen property, and for violating the terms and conditions of his parole. On the evening of January 7, Kruse was booked into the Butte County Jail for felony counts of vehicle burglary and possession of precursors used to manufacture methamphetamine. Horton and Kruse are scheduled to be arraigned at the Butte County Superior Court on Monday, January 11, at 3 PM.
During the investigation, detectives located evidence Horton was involved in additional thefts on Christmas day. The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with additional information about this investigation or who had property stolen on Christmas day to contact detectives at 530-538-7671.
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Friday, January 08, 2021 /Number of views (31) /Categories: Press Release
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CHICO RESIDENT ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY

January 7, 2021

CHICO RESIDENT ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY

Chico, CA – On November 30, 2020, a local business contacted the Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) and reported a four wheeler had been stolen from their business. Deputies responded to the business, obtained video surveillance of the areas surrounding the business, and conducted an investigation. Deputies were able to identify the suspect as Michael Hubburt, age 32, of Chico.
On December 15, deputies obtained a search warrant for Hubburt’s residence, which is located in the 100 block of York Drive, Chico. During the service of the search warrant, detectives located a firearm and ammunition. After serving the search warrant at Hubburt’s residence, deputies obtained a second search warrant for a storage unit Hubburt had rented in Chico. During a search of the storage unit, deputies located approximately $10,000 in stolen property.
Based on the aforementioned investigation, deputies obtained an arrest warrant for Hubburt. Hubburt was placed under arrest on January 5, 2021. During the arrest of Hubburt, deputies located additional evidence related to this investigation. On the evening of January 5, Hubburt was booked at the Butte County Jail for the following felony charges: vehicle theft, being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and possession of stolen property. Hubburt is scheduled to be arraigned at the Butte County Superior Court on January 8, at 3 PM.
During the search of Hubburt’s storage unit, deputies located tool boxes containing numerous electrical supplies, and tree climbing equipment. The Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate the owners of the tool boxes and tree climbing equipment. The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with additional information about this investigation to contact Deputy Jessica Raggio at 530-538-7671.
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Thursday, January 07, 2021 /Number of views (23) /Categories: Press Release
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