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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ARMED SUBJECT SAFELY ARRESTED

June 25, 2021


ARMED SUBJECT SAFELY ARRESTED


Biggs, CA – On June 25, 2021, around 12:30 a.m., an individual called the Butte County Sheriff’s Office and reported a disturbance at a residence located in the 3000 block of 11th Street, Biggs. Deputies were immediately dispatched to the residence. The individual causing the disturbance was identified as Daniel Walker, age 59. The caller informed BCSO dispatch that Walker was intoxicated and had armed himself with a handgun. When deputies were arriving in the area, the caller informed BCSO dispatch Walker left the residence on foot after making homicidal and suicidal statements.

Based on the circumstances of the call, deputies summoned additional resources and quickly formulated a plan to begin communicating with Walker. When deputies contacted Walker he was uncooperative, ignored deputies’ commands, and demanded deputies shoot him. Deputies were able to use less-than-lethal force options to decrease the intensity of the situation and prevent Walker from harming a member of the public or himself. During the arrest of Walker, deputies recovered a loaded semi-automatic handgun.

Deputies placed Walker under arrest for a felony count of carrying an unregistered concealed loaded firearm in public, a felony count of resisting an executive officer, and a misdemeanor count of being intoxicated while in public. Walker was treated by medical personnel for minor injuries and booked at the Butte County Jail. Walker is scheduled to be arraigned at the Butte County Superior Court on June 28, 2021.

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Friday, June 25, 2021 /Number of views (2295) /Categories: Press Release
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PARADISE RESIDENT ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

June 16, 2021

PARADISE RESIDENT ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

Paradise, CA – In 2020, Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) detectives began investigating Terry Rogers, age 68, of Paradise. During the investigation, detectives located evidence indicating Rogers was downloading child pornography. On June 11, 2021 detectives conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle driven by Rogers, and subsequently served a search warrant at Rogers’ residence, which is located in the 5000 block of Royal Point Drive, Paradise.
During the service of the search warrant, detectives seized multiple electronic devices that belonged to Rogers. Detectives later conducted forensic searches of the electronic devices and located multiple images of child pornography. Detectives also located evidence indicating Rogers was the individual who downloaded the child pornography.
On June 14, detectives placed Rogers 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. Rogers was booked into the Butte County Jail. Rogers later posted bail and is scheduled to be arraigned at the Butte County Superior Court on September 3, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. 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, June 16, 2021 /Number of views (2983) /Categories: Press Release
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OROVILLE RESIDENT ARRESTED DURING SHOOTING INVESTIGATION

June 16, 2021

OROVILLE RESIDENT ARRESTED DURING SHOOTING INVESTIGATION

Oroville, CA – On June 15, 2021, around 4:00 a.m., the Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) received a call from a resident who advised they located a victim suffering from a gunshot wound in their driveway. BCSO deputies responded to the 100 block of Thompson Flat Cemetery Road and located a victim with a gunshot wound. Medical personnel arrived and the victim was transported to a local hospital. The victim is currently in stable condition.
BCSO deputies and detectives immediately began conducting an investigation. During the subsequent investigation, detectives gathered evidence and information showing Javy Martin, age 59, of Oroville, was the individual who shot the victim. Deputies determined Martin was residing in a transient camp located near the 100 block of Thompson Flat Cemetery Road.
Deputies and detectives contacted Martin in the transient camp. During the contact detectives located ammunition and a firearm. Detectives conducted multiple interviews and determined the victim and Martin were both residing in the aforementioned transient camp. On June 15, the victim and Martin were involved in an altercation and Martin shot the victim during the altercation.
Martin was booked into the Butte County Jail for a felony charge of being a prohibited person in possession of ammunition. This investigation is ongoing and will be forwarded to the Butte County District Attorney’s Office for review upon completion. If anyone has information about this investigation they are encouraged to call detectives at 530-538-7671.
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Wednesday, June 16, 2021 /Number of views (1588) /Categories: Press Release
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JOINT INVESTIGATION RESULTS IN MURDER ARREST

May 25, 2021

JOINT INVESTIGATION RESULTS IN MURDER ARREST

Oroville, CA – On May 25, 2021, around 3:30 a.m., the Oroville Police Department (OPD) received a 9-1-1 call from a resident who advised they heard a gunshot near the 3000 block of Burlington Avenue, Oroville. OPD officers arrived in the area and located a male inside a residence who was suffering from a gunshot wound. Medical personnel arrived and determined the male was deceased. The name of the male is being withheld pending next-of-kin notification.
The Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) immediately began assisting OPD with the investigation. During the subsequent investigation, detectives gathered evidence and information showing Isom Brown, age 27, of Oroville was responsible for the male’s death. Deputies located Brown during a traffic enforcement stop in Oroville. Brown was booked into the Butte County Jail on an open count of murder. This investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information about this case, they are encouraged to call BCSO detectives at 530-538-7671 or OPD detectives 530-538-2448.
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Tuesday, May 25, 2021 /Number of views (3247) /Categories: Press Release
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MAGALIA RESIDENT ARRESTED FOR BEING A PROHIBITED PERSON IN POSSESSION OF FIREARMS

May 18, 2021

MAGALIA RESIDENT ARRESTED FOR BEING A PROHIBITED PERSON IN POSSESSION OF FIREARMS

Magalia, CA- On May 9, 2021, Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) deputies were on patrol in the area of Grinnell Court in Magalia. Deputies observed an individual, later identified as Micah Metzker, age 37 of Magalia, sleeping in a parked vehicle.
Deputies contacted Metzker and determined Metzker was on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS). During a search of Metzker’s vehicle, deputies located numerous evidence items to include the following items: two handguns, firearm parts, tools used in the manufacturing of firearms, ammunition, narcotics paraphernalia and heroin. Deputies placed Metzker under arrest without incident.
During a subsequent investigation, deputies conducted a search of Metzker’s residence, which is located in the 6000 block of Guilford Circle, Magalia. The search was conducted in accordance with the terms and conditions of Metzker’s PRCS. During a search of the residence and outbuildings, deputies located four AR-15 rifle lower receivers and ammunition. During the investigation deputies also located evidence indicating Metzker was manufacturing firearms.
Metzker was booked into the Butte County Jail for several charges including felony charges of being a prohibited person in possession of firearms and ammunition, violation of the terms and conditions of his PRCS, and a misdemeanor charge of possession of a narcotic substance. The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with additional information about this investigation to contact Deputy Parmley at 530-538-7321.
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Tuesday, May 18, 2021 /Number of views (294) /Categories: Press Release
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