Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Jerry W. SmithThe 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.

DURHAM BURGLARY IN PROGRESS LEADS TO THREE ARRESTS

January 19, 2017

DURHAM BURGLARY IN PROGRESS LEADS TO THREE ARRESTS

Durham, Ca-- On the afternoon of 1-18-17, Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Deputies were dispatched to the 9600 block of the Midway in Durham in regards to a burglary in progress. The home owner had returned to his property and located three subjects in a vehicle attempting to leave the residence. The property owner blocked the driveway with his vehicle, detaining the suspects until deputies arrived. Deputies arrived on scene and found that entry had been forced into two buildings and three Conex type storage containers. Numerous items had been taken from the residence. Several of the items were recovered from the suspect’s car and returned to the victims.

Jedediah Zackary Tyler Asbury (age 30, from Chico), Leroy Sterling Dillhyon III, (age 30, from Oroville) and Angelia Marie McAlpin (age 40, from Chico) were arrested for Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property, Identity Theft and Conspiracy. Additionally, Angelia McAlpin had three open arrest warrants for Burglary, Vehicle Theft and Failing to Complete a Work Release Program. All three suspects were booked at the Butte County Jail. McAlpin’s bail is set at $58,000, Asbury’s bail is set at $57,000 and Dillhyon’s bail is $57,000.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 /Number of views (20) /Categories: Press Release
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BURGLARY INVESTIGATION LEADS DETECTIVES TO MORE STOLEN PROPERTY

January 18, 2017
**UPDATE**
BURGLARY INVESTIGATION LEADS DETECTIVES TO MORE STOLEN PROPERTY

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.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 /Number of views (23) /Categories: Press Release
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Oroville Shooting Investigation

On Tuesday, 1/17/17, at approximately 6:30AM, Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) deputies responded to a home on the 2300 block of Ithaca Street in Oroville after reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, deputies located an adult male with a single gunshot wound to the chest lying on the ground outside the residence. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. BCSO detectives responded to the scene to investigate. At this time, there is no suspect information and anyone with information should call the BCSO Investigations Unit at (530) 538-7671.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 /Number of views (12) /Categories: Press Release
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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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BCSO Community Relations Unit

(530) 871-9440

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 /Number of views (18) /Categories: Press Release
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Press Release

January 13, 2017
Oroville, Ca—At approximately 5:00 AM on January 12, 2017, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) received a call from a man reporting his father, Marc Chiasson Sr., 65, who had serious physical and mental health issues, had stopped taking his medication and was making statements about wanting to die. BCSO Deputies Vong Vang and Randall Cooper responded to Chiasson’s residence on Cox Lane, in Oroville to conduct a welfare check.

Upon arrival, deputies spoke to the reporting party and determined the elder Chiasson was inside the residence. The reporting party advised that prior to the deputies’ arrival Chiasson had been attempting to get a shotgun from a locked safe and was making statements indicating he was intent upon committing suicide. Chiasson became irate when deputies entered the residence, stating he didn’t need assistance. He was cursing at the deputies and demanding they leave. Deputies determined Chiasson was in need of a psychological evaluation and due to his agitated state the use of handcuffs would be appropriate for the transport to the hospital.

As the deputies were applying the handcuffs, Chiasson stiffened his arms and struggled briefly to prevent the deputies from handcuffing him. The deputies were quickly able to gain control of Chiasson, and apply the handcuffs by utilizing a wrist lock control hold. No other physical force was used to take Chiasson into custody. Deputies began to walk Chiasson out of the residence; however, as he was walking he began to drag his feet and appeared to be having difficulty walking. Deputies put Chiasson in the back seat of a patrol car, where he then laid down and became unresponsive. Concerned for Chiasson’s well-being, deputies checked his vital signs and determined he had a pulse and was still breathing, but was unresponsive. Deputies radioed dispatch and requested immediate response from fire/medical personnel. As the deputies continued to monitor Chiasson, they noted he had no pulse and his eyes would not react to light. Deputies immediately removed him from the patrol car, removed the handcuffs, and began CPR. Deputies performed CPR for 12 minutes. When fire and medical personnel arrived on scene the life-saving efforts continued. Ultimately, it was determined Chiasson could not be revived and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Due to the fact that this death occurred immediately after Chiasson was taken into custody, BCSO contacted the Butte County District Attorney’s Office and requested they conduct an independent investigation into the circumstances of the incident. The investigation included interviews with responding deputies, as well as family members who were present. Investigators also reviewed body camera footage recording the life-saving efforts undertaken by the deputies. All information obtained from those sources is consistent with details as described above, and there is nothing to suggest that deputies did anything to contribute to Chiasson’s death.

The investigation further revealed that Chiasson had a number of medical issues, which will be examined as part of a scheduled autopsy. The autopsy is being conducted by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office. The completion of the investigation is pending the final results of the autopsy and the examination of Chiasson’s medical history. Further status updates about the investigation will be released by the Butte County District Attorney’s Office.

Sheriff Honea said, “This is an unfortunate incident for everyone involved. My heart goes out to the family of Mr. Chiasson for their loss, and to my deputies who went to extraordinary lengths to save Mr. Chiasson’s life, but still experienced his d
Friday, January 13, 2017 /Number of views (30) /Categories: Press Release
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