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Wednesday, January 18, 2017/Categories: Press Release

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January 18, 2017

Oroville, Ca—A continued investigation into the recent burglary at Bamford Parts and Equipment in Oroville, has led Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) detectives to additional stolen property.

On January 17, 2017, BCSO detectives returned to a residence on Pentz Road in Paradise and recovered another two truckloads of stolen property, in addition to the four truckloads that they previously recovered from the same residence.

Additional information gathered through the investigation also pointed toward two 40 foot long storage units in the Sacramento Area. On the evening of January 17, 2017, BCSO detectives traveled to Sacramento and were able to assist the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office and Roseville Police Department in the recovery of additional stolen property being stored in the storage units. The property recovered in the storage units is believed to be linked to numerous burglaries and thefts in the Sacramento Area involving Jason Fowles. The property recovered from the storage units has been turned over to Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office for further investigation.

Fowles remains booked in the Butte County Jail with bail set at $207,000.



Initial Press Release:

January 17, 2017
BCSO Deputies Recover Thousands of Dollars in Stolen Property

Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) deputies and detectives have been actively investigating a burglary at Bamford Parts and Equipment, located at 4288 Highway 70 in Oroville. The burglary occurred January 11, 2017, when more than $15,000 worth of property was stolen from the business. On January 16, 2017, BCSO deputies were dispatched to a property on the 6600 block of Pentz Road in Paradise after a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle involved in the burglary was seen in the area. Upon arrival, deputies contacted Jason Fowles, age 40, who is from Sacramento and currently on felony probation for grand theft. Deputies searched the property and located a significant amount of stolen property, including the property taken during the burglary of Bamford Parts and Equipment.

Four truckloads of stolen property, including three stolen firearms, were recovered that are believed to be linked to several burglaries in Butte County and the Sacramento area. Detectives are currently working to determine the owners of all the stolen property, and additional searches will be conducted that are believed to be linked to burglaries involving Fowles. Fowles was arrested on several charges including violation of probation, burglary, being in possession of stolen property and grand theft. He is currently in the Butte County Jail with bail set at $207,000.

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