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.

Deputies respond to shooting in Oroville

Oroville, Ca— At approximately 12:45 a.m., on September 23, 2016, Butte County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call reporting a home invasion in progress in the 7400 block of Gene Lane in Palermo. Deputies arrived on scene and located the suspect, unresponsive, suffering from at least one gunshot wound. The suspect was taken by helicopter to a local hospital for treatment, his condition is unknown at this time.
BCSO Investigations Unit responded to the scene and, through a preliminary investigation, detectives learned that the male suspect approached the residence and began shooting at the occupants. One of the occupants returned gunshots, striking the suspect at least one time. Due to the fact that the suspect was unresponsive when deputies arrived, his identification is unknown at this time. The identification of the victims will not be released for their safety.
This incident remains under investigation, anyone with information regarding this incident should call BCSO Investigations Unit at 538-7671.
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For more information, please contact
BCSO Community Relations Unit
530.990.6949





Miranda Bowersox
Community Relations Coordinator
Butte County Sheriff’s Office
33 County Center Dr.
Oroville, Ca. 95965
(530)538-5384, (530)990-6949
Monday, September 26, 2016 /Number of views (14) /Categories: Press Release
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Home invasion robbery in Feather Falls

Oroville CA- On September 20, 2016, at approximately 2:45 p.m., Butte County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a home invasion robbery on Black Hawk Trail in the Feather Falls area.
Upon arrival, Deputies contacted a 45 year old victim who was identified as Wendy Nixon. Deputies learned that at least two Hispanic males came onto the property. One of the subjects was armed with a handgun. A second victim, identified as 51 year old Morgan Watson, was also at the residence during the robbery; however, he left prior to the arrival of Deputies. Both victims were bound in a motorhome on the property while the suspects stole an undisclosed amount of marijuana. The victims were eventually able to free themselves and Law Enforcement was contacted.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Butte County Sheriff’s Office at 530-538-7321. Please be aware that during this time of year, home invasion robberies of people that grow marijuana for medicinal purposes, as well as for criminal profit tend to increase. If you are in an area where marijuana is being grown, please be aware of your surroundings and report any suspicious activities.
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For more information, please contact
Butte County Sheriff’s Office
Community Relations Unit
530-990-6949



Miranda Bowersox
Community Relations Coordinator
Butte County Sheriff’s Office
33 County Center Dr.
Oroville, Ca. 95965
(530)538-5384, (530)990-6949
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 /Number of views (38) /Categories: Press Release
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Magalia Hate Crime arrest

Oroville (9/20/16)

On 9/12/16 at 7:42am, The Butte County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call on the 6500 block of Imperial Way in Magalia for a report of a man waving a gun at children at a bus stop. Deputies responded and found the suspect, Richard Cosentino, 63, of Magalia, and detained him. Cosentino was released from custody while deputies located the victim and witnesses and conducted the investigation.

Upon further investigation, deputies learned Cosentino began verbally assaulting a man, who was standing at the bus stop with his son, calling him racial slurs, and said he was going to go get his gun to shoot the victim. Cosentino then went back into his home nearby and came out with something behind his back. The victim left the scene and the kids then got on the bus and left the area. Follow up interviews with eight different students at Paradise High School and Ridgeview High School were conducted.

On 9/13/16 a warrant was issued for Cosentino’s arrest. A search warrant was also executed at his home on Imperial Way in Magalia where deputies located two guns and ammunition. Cosentino was not at the home when the search warrant was executed.

On 9/18/16, deputies arrested Cosentino at his home on charges of PC-422, willfully communicating a threat to another person that would result in great bodily injury or death as well an additional charge PC-422.6(A), which is classified as a hate crime. Cosentino was booked into the Butte County Jail with bail set at $500,000.
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For more information:
BCSO Community Relations Unit
(530) 538-6670





Megan McMann
Community Relations Coordinator
Butte County Sheriff’s Office
33 County Center Dr.
Oroville, Ca. 95965
(530)538-6670
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 /Number of views (43) /Categories: Press Release
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Body Found at Lake Oroville Identified

 

Update- 9/15/16

Oroville, Ca- Thursday, September 15, 2016, an autopsy was conducted on the body found on Lake Oroville on September 9, 2016.

The body was positively identified as Stephon Jones through the use of dental records. 

Next of kin has been notified.

The full results of the autopsy are pending.

 

 

 

 

Body recovered on Lake Oroville-9/9/16

Oroville, Ca—On September 9th, 2016, at 9 a.m., Butte County Sheriff’s Office received a report from California State Parks regarding a fisherman who had located a body in the area of Red Tape Road on Lake Oroville.
BCSO representatives responded to the scene and located the deceased individual face down on the shore. Due to the condition of the body, BCSO representatives were unable to make positive identification at this time. BCSO Investigations Unit is looking into the possibility of the body being that of Stephon Jones, who was reported missing on February 10, 2016.
An autopsy will be conducted next week, and more information will be released as soon as possible.

Thursday, September 15, 2016 /Number of views (47) /Categories: Press Release
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Butte County Sheriff’s Office Participates in Great Sierra River Cleanup Day

 

Oroville-9/15/16

On Saturday, September 17, 2016, inmates participating in the Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Alternative Custody Program (ACS) will be cleaning up several areas of Butte County as part of the Great Sierra River Cleanup Day. The event is in conjunction with California Coastal Cleanup Day.  The inmate work crews, along with BCSO staff, will be at three locations beginning at 8:00am.

Locations:

-Oroville, Riverbend Park- Inmate crews will be cleaning up trash and debris from the banks of the Feather River.

-Chico, Rose Ave at Bidwell Avenue- Inmate work crews, with the help of the CSUC Rugby Team, will be clearing trash and debris from in and around Big Chico Creek.

-Chico, Teichert Ponds behind Kohl’s- Inmate work crews will be working with the Butte Environmental Council to clean up trash and debris associated with transient camps in the area.

To show our appreciation for the good work they are doing, BCSO staff will be treating the members of the inmate work crews to a BBQ after the cleanup at noon at Cedar Grove in Bidwell Park.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016 /Number of views (39) /Categories: Press Release
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