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.

 

 

 

  

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

OROVILLE RESIDENT ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON

December 14, 2020

OROVILLE RESIDENT ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON
Oroville, CA – On the morning of December 8, 2020, Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) deputies and detectives responded to a report of an assault in the Oroville area. Upon arrival deputies contacted a male victim. The male victim had significant injuries and was immediately transported to a local hospital. The male victim is currently in stable condition.
Detectives conducted a follow-up investigation and determined the male victim was intentionally hit with a vehicle in the 1400 block of Oro Dam Boulevard West, Oroville. Detectives obtained surveillance video of the incident from a local business. After reviewing the surveillance video and evidence in the case, detectives identified the individual who hit the victim as Pedro Zavala, age 29, of Oroville.
During the follow-up investigation, detectives located evidence the male victim and Zavala appeared to be engaged in an altercation. During the altercation, Zavala used his vehicle to intentionally hit the victim. On December 10, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Zavala. On December 11, detectives located Zavala and the vehicle Zavala used to hit the victim in the Oroville area.
On the afternoon of December 11, Zavala was booked into the Butte County Jail for a felony count of assault with a deadly weapon, and for a felony count of mayhem. Zavala is scheduled to be arraigned at the Butte County Superior Court on Monday, December 14, at 3 PM.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with additional information about this investigation to contact Detective Tristan Harper or Detective Vaj Thao at 530-538-7671.
Monday, December 14, 2020 /Number of views (95) /Categories: Press Release
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Oroville Armed Robbery Investigation

December 8, 2020
Oroville Armed Robbery Investigation
Oroville, CA- On Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at approximately 6:09 a.m., Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) deputies were dispatched to the 7-Eleven Convenience Store on Monte Vista Avenue in Oroville, after reports of an armed robbery that had just occurred. When deputies arrived, they contacted an employee at the store who reported an adult male entered the store at approximately 6:00 a.m. After being in the store for a few minutes, the man approached the cash register, put a ski mask on his face and went behind the counter and demanded money. The man appeared to be armed with a screwdriver. He was given an undisclosed amount of cash and left the store on foot. He was last seen wearing dark-colored pants and a dark-colored sweatshirt with white lettering.

The Oroville Police Department is also investigating another robbery this morning that occurred approximately ten minutes after the robbery at 7-Eleven. The investigation is ongoing into whether the two robberies are related. Anyone with information should contact BCSO at (530) 538-7322.

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Tuesday, December 08, 2020 /Number of views (178) /Categories: Press Release
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Butte County Sheriff’s Office Announces Arrests Related to Shooting Investigation

Butte County Sheriff’s Office Announces Arrests Related to Shooting Investigation

Palermo, CA – On December 3, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) responded to a report of a shooting in the area of Louis Avenue and Citrus Avenue, Palermo. Deputies arrived and determined a 20-year-old victim had been shot. The 20-year-old victim was transported to a local hospital and is currently in stable condition.
Deputies and detectives immediately began conducting an investigation. During the investigation detectives located evidence that a group of juveniles conspired to rob the 20-year-old victim. Detectives determined the victim was shot during the robbery. On the evening of December 3, deputies and detectives served a search warrant at a residence in Palermo. During the subsequent investigation detectives recovered the firearm used in the shooting and evidence related to the shooting.
Based on evidence located during the investigation, detectives placed three juveniles under arrest on the evening of December 3. The three juveniles were booked into the Butte County Juvenile Hall on felony charges related to the shooting.
Based on the fact this is an ongoing investigation involving juvenile suspects, the Sheriff’s Office is not releasing further details about the investigation at this time. The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with additional information about this investigation to contact Detectives Vaj Thao or Tristan Harper at 530-538-7671.
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Tuesday, December 08, 2020 /Number of views (139) /Categories: Press Release
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Missing Juvenile Safely Located by Butte County Sheriff’s Designated Area Deputy

November 26, 2020

Missing Juvenile Safely Located by Butte County Sheriff’s Designated Area Deputy

Gridley, CA- On November 25, 2020, shortly before 2:30 p.m., a missing 3 year-old boy was safely located near the Feather River following an almost hour-long search in the area of Hutchins Drive and East Gridley Road in Gridley.

At approximately 1:50 p.m., the BCSO Dispatch Center received a 911 call from the juvenile’s family reporting that their son had wandered off from their location and hadn’t been seen for around 20 minutes. They described him as adventurous with no fear, and believed he may have wandered down to the water. Family members were actively searching the area on ATVs with no sightings. Due to the time sensitive nature of the call, all available BCSO units were requested to respond, including the Designated Area Deputy (DAD) team, North and South County Patrol, Marine Unit, Detectives, Alternative Custody Supervisors, Aviation Unit (BCSO Helicopter H2), and Search and Rescue Team, as well as the Gridley Police Department.

The BCSO DAD team was first on scene. Deputy Sandquist was able to track the juvenile’s footprints from the location he was last seen down to the river, where the child was spotted by his cousin, 19 year-old Lacie Chandler. Deputy Sandquist made his way across to the bank where the juvenile was standing through knee deep water, and successfully carried him safely to shore. He was reunited with his family, and though he was wet up to his shoulders, he did not suffer any injuries.

BCSO is grateful for the positive outcome of this search. We would like to remind citizens to stay together with their group, and always exercise extreme caution around waterways. During this time of year, water is flowing very quickly, and temperatures can be frigid. On this Thanksgiving, we want to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday with their families.

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Thursday, November 26, 2020 /Number of views (158) /Categories: Press Release
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OROVILLE RESIDENT ARRESTED FOR CONTINUOUS SEXUAL ABUSE OF A CHILD

November 18, 2020

OROVILLE RESIDENT ARRESTED FOR CONTINUOUS SEXUAL ABUSE OF A CHILD

Oroville, CA – In September of 2020, Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) detectives were contacted by a victim who reported he had been molested by his babysitter several years ago. Detectives conducted an investigation and identified the babysitter as Lance Rogers, age 34, of Oroville. Rogers is required to register with law enforcement pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration Act.
During the investigation detectives interviewed multiple witnesses. Based on evidence located during the investigation, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Rogers. On November 17, detectives contacted Rogers and placed him under arrest for a felony count of continuous sexual abuse of a child, and a felony count of oral copulation of a minor under the age of 14.
Rogers was booked into the Butte County Jail on the afternoon of November 17. Rogers is scheduled to be arraigned at the Butte County Superior Court on Friday, November 20, 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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Wednesday, November 18, 2020 /Number of views (176) /Categories: Press Release
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