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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Press Releases that were issued during the Camp Fire incident are here

CAMP FIRE UPDATE

July 10, 2019
CAMP FIRE UPDATE
The updated numbers and statistics related to the Camp Fire are as follows:
• The fatality count stands at 85.
• Of the 85 fatalities, 4 have been tentatively identified, and 79 have been positively identified and Next of Kin notified, and 2 remain unknown.

Releasable names
• Shirley Haley, 67 of Paradise
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Wednesday, July 10, 2019 /Number of views (363) /Categories: Press Release
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DROWNING VICTIM RECOVERED IN FEATHER RIVER

DROWNING VICTIM RECOVERED IN FEATHER RIVER
Paradise, CA- On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at approximately 6:50 p.m., the Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) received a 911 call from a woman, who was at the end of Dean Road in Paradise, stating her boyfriend had just been swept away by fast-moving water in the West Branch of the Feather River. The Butte County Sheriff Search and Rescue Swift Water Rescue Team responded, with the assistance of CAL FIRE Swift Water Rescue Team. The Rescue Teams searched the water but were unable to locate the man.
On Wednesday morning, June 19, 2019, at 6:00 a.m., the search resumed with Butte County Sheriff Search and Rescue, CAL FIRE, and a CHP helicopter also assisted in the search. At approximately 11:22 a.m., the male was located, unresponsive in the water, approximately a quarter of a mile downstream from where he was originally swept away. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Identification of the man is pending notification of next of kin.
Due to the heavy rains this winter and spring, and the high snow pack, water in all Butte County waterways is still extremely swift and dangerous, and the Butte County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind citizens to use extreme caution when visiting any waterway in our area.
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Friday, June 21, 2019 /Number of views (640) /Categories: Press Release
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CAMP FIRE UPDATE

June 19, 2019

CAMP FIRE UPDATE

The updated numbers and statistics related to the Camp Fire are as follows:

  • The fatality count stands at 85.
  • Of the 85 fatalities, 5 have been tentatively identified, 78 have been positively identified with Next of Kin notified, and 2 remain unknown.

 

Releasable names

  • Phyllis Salazar, 72 of Paradise

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019 /Number of views (603) /Categories: Press Release
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CAMP FIRE UPDATE

June 3, 2019

CAMP FIRE UPDATE

The updated numbers and statistics from today, related to the Camp Fire, are as follows:

  • The fatality count stands at 85.
  • Of the 85 fatalities, 6 have been tentatively identified, and 77 have been positively identified and NOK has been notified, 2 unknowns.

 

Releasable names

  • Ishka Heffern, 20 of Paradise
  • Matilde Heffern, 68 of Paradise
Monday, June 03, 2019 /Number of views (742) /Categories: Press Release
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BCSO DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE SUSPICIOUS DEATHS AS DOUBLE MURDER SUICIDE

May 29, 2019

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BCSO DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE SUSPICIOUS DEATHS AS DOUBLE MURDER SUICIDE

Oroville, Ca—Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the deaths of three people who were located on Yellow Hammer Drive in Oroville, on May 28, 2019.

Based on the preliminary investigation, it appears that there was a domestic dispute at the residence within the past two weeks. BCSO Detectives have recovered evidence that lead them to believe that following the domestic dispute, Francesco Milone, age 32, from Oroville, shot and killed his wife, Kaela Steele, age 30, from Oroville, and their 8 year old son, Franklin Milone. Francesco Milone subsequently took his own life.

The exact cause of death is pending and will not be released until after autopsies have been completed.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing. Anyone familiar with this family or their background is encouraged to contact BCSO Investigations Unit at 530.538.7671.

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May 28, 2019

WELFARE CHECK LEADS TO INVESTIGATION INTO SUSPICIOUS DEATHS

Oroville, Ca—On May 28, 2019, at approximately 8:45 PM, Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) received a call from a citizen reporting that he had not heard from his sister in over a week. The reporting party described a smell coming from the driveway of his sister’s residence and requested a welfare check.

BCSO Deputies immediately responded to the residence in the area of Yellow Hammer Drive cross of Tyme Way in Oroville. Prior to deputies arrival, the reporting party called back to let BCSO dispatch know he had opened a window and could see his sister on the floor of the residence. BCSO Deputies arrived on scene and made entry into the residence, ultimately locating three deceased individuals.

BCSO Investigations Unit is currently on scene collecting evidence and information. This is an ongoing investigation, limited information is available at this time. As the investigation progresses, additional information will be released. Anyone with information is encouraged to call BCSO Investigations Unit at 530.538.7671.

 

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019 /Number of views (785) /Categories: Press Release
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