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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OROVILLE RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY ARRESTS

December 23, 2020

OROVILLE RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY ARRESTS

Oroville, CA- On December 13, 2020, Butte County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residential burglary in the area of La Mirada Avenue and Orchard Hill Drive, Oroville. The homeowner left the residence for approximately three hours during the early afternoon hours and returned to find the residence in disarray. Upon further inspection, the homeowner noticed her truck, which was parked in her driveway, missing. The homeowner suffered a total loss of several thousands of dollars.
BCSO deputies placed a BOLO for the homeowner’s stolen truck which included a photograph of the truck to allied law enforcement agencies. On December 14, 2020, the truck was located abandoned in the south Oroville area.
On December 16, 2020, a breakthrough in the case was made which led to a search warrant in the 900 block of Plumas Ave in Oroville. Upon service of the warrant, deputies located Tiffany Paul, age 29 of Oroville, living at the residence. Tiffany was found in possession of multiple items of property taken during the burglary on December 13, as well as items taken during a residential burglary that occurred in September, 2020 in the Thermalito area of Butte County. Deputies also located a motorcycle that was reported stolen from Chico, CA.
It was learned that Tiffany was out of custody from a previous Butte County Superior Court case for possession of a stolen vehicle among other various charges. Tiffany was arrested and booked into the Butte County Jail for possession of stolen property over $950, possession of a stolen vehicle, and committing a felony while released on her own recognizance. Tiffany’s bail was set at $65,000.
During the service of the search warrant, deputies also located Clara Dickinson, age 24 of Oroville. Clara had felony warrants for her arrest and she was booked into the Butte County Jail for possession of stolen property over $950, possession of a stolen vehicle, and providing false identification to a Peace Officer. Clara’s bail was set at $30,000.
Deputies are currently looking for Jason L. Powell, age 40 of Oroville. Jason has felony warrants for his arrest. The Butte County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to call into the non-emergency phone line, 530-538-7322, if they have information regarding the whereabouts of Jason or information about the residential burglary, case #20-7627.
The Butte County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Mt. Ida Neighborhood Watch for their assistance with this case. Because of their vigilant members, deputies were able to obtain a substantial amount of investigative leads that allowed them to recover numerous pieces of stolen property.
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Wednesday, December 23, 2020 /Number of views (135) /Categories: Press Release
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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA TREATMENT SERVICES PRESIDENT ARRESTED FOR THEFT AND DRUG POSSESSION

December 22, 2020

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA TREATMENT SERVICES PRESIDENT ARRESTED FOR THEFT AND DRUG POSSESSION

Oroville, CA – In October of 2020, detectives received information Michael Anderson, age 58 of Oroville, had stolen money from a deceased victim’s bank account. Anderson is the President of Northern California Treatment Services, which provides sober living environments for substance abuse treatment. Detectives began conducting an investigation into the theft and determined the deceased victim was residing at a sober living residence managed by Anderson prior to his death.
During the investigation detectives located evidence showing Anderson went to a local funeral home after the victim’s death and falsely stated he was the victim’s nephew. Detectives determined Anderson is not related to the victim. Anderson continued to provide false information, and was eventually able to obtain a death certificate for the victim listing Anderson as the victim’s next of kin.
During the investigation detectives located evidence showing Anderson took the aforementioned death certificate to a local bank in Chico, and provided the bank with a copy of the death certificate. After presenting false information to bank staff, Anderson stole a significant amount of money from the victim’s bank account. In December of 2020, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Anderson. On December 21, Anderson was placed under arrest.
After Anderson was placed under arrest, detectives served a search warrant at Anderson’s residence, which is located near the 100 block of Highlands Blvd., Oroville. During the service of the search warrant detectives located numerous evidence items to include methamphetamine and over $35,000 in United States currency.
Anderson was booked into the Butte County Jail for felony counts of theft by false pretenses, knowingly filing a false document in a public office within the state, grand theft, and a misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance. Anderson is scheduled to be arraigned at the Butte County Superior Court on Wednesday, December 23, at 3 PM.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with additional information about this investigation to contact Detective Matt Galvez at 530-538-7671.
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Tuesday, December 22, 2020 /Number of views (165) /Categories: Press Release
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CHICO RESIDENT ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

December 22, 2020

CHICO RESIDENT ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

Chico, CA – Earlier this year, Butte County Sheriff’s Office detectives began investigating Curtis Scholar, age 29 of Chico. During the investigation detectives located evidence indicating Scholar was downloading child pornography. On December 16, detectives served a search warrant at Scholar’s residence, which is located in the 1600 block of Filbert Avenue, Chico.
During the service of the search warrant detectives seized multiple electronic devices that belonged to Scholar. Detectives later conducted forensic searches of the electronic devices and located multiple images of child pornography. Detectives also located evidence indicating Scholar was the individual who downloaded the child pornography.
On December 21, detectives contacted Scholar and placed him under arrest for a felony count of possessing child pornography. Scholar was booked into the Butte County Jail on the morning of December 21. Scholar later posted bail and is scheduled to be arraigned at the Butte County Superior Court on March 12, 2021, at 3 PM. 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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Tuesday, December 22, 2020 /Number of views (275) /Categories: Press Release
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CHICO RESIDENT ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

December 17, 2020

CHICO RESIDENT ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

Chico, CA – Earlier this year, Butte County Sheriff’s Office detectives began investigating Robert Ridgley, age 36, of Chico. During the investigation detectives located evidence indicating Ridgley was downloading child pornography. On December 15, detectives served a search warrant at Ridgley’s residence, which is located in the 200 block of East Lassen Avenue, Chico.
During the service of the search warrant detectives seized multiple electronic devices that belonged to Ridgley. Detectives later conducted forensic searches of the electronic devices and located multiple images of child pornography. Detectives also located evidence indicating Ridgley was the individual who downloaded the child pornography.
On December 16, detectives contacted Ridgley and placed him under arrest for a felony count of possessing over 600 images of child pornography. Ridgley was booked into the Butte County Jail on the afternoon of December 16. Ridgley is scheduled to be arraigned at the Butte County Superior Court on Friday, December 18, at 3 PM. The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with additional information about this investigation to contact Detective Mary Barker or Deputy Matt Galvez at 530-538-7671.

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Thursday, December 17, 2020 /Number of views (170) /Categories: Press Release
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CHICO RESIDENTS ARRESTED FOR RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY

December 17, 2020

CHICO RESIDENTS ARRESTED FOR RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY

Chico, CA – In December of 2020, deputies and detectives began conducting an investigation into a residential burglary that occurred at a Chico residence. During the investigation deputies and detectives identified Cory Dobbins, age 20, of Chico and Denise Hernandez, age 46, of Chico as suspects.
On December 12, Dobbins and Hernandez were contacted by the Chico Police Department during an unrelated investigation. During the contact Chico Police Officers located property taken during the residential burglary. Detectives conducted follow-up and located additional evidence showing Dobbins and Hernandez committed the burglary.
BCSO obtained an ANDE DNA machine in 2018. The ANDE DNA machine allows for rapid DNA, which is the generation of a DNA ID to identify DNA within hours. BCSO used the ANDE DNA machine during this investigation and located DNA evidence showing Hernandez was at the Chico residence during the burglary.

Dobbins and Hernandez were both booked into the Butte County Jail for a felony count of residential burglary. Dobbins and Hernandez are scheduled to be arraigned at the Butte County Superior Court on Thursday, December 17, at 3 PM.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with additional information about this investigation to contact Detective Brian Mollath at 530-538-7671.
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Thursday, December 17, 2020 /Number of views (93) /Categories: Press Release
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