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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.

BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ANNOUNCES ANNUAL BIKE GIVEAWAY

OROVILLE, Ca--The Butte County Sheriff’s Office is happy to announce the 15th Annual Christmas Bike Giveaway. The bike giveaway will take place at the Butte County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Approximately 100 bikes have been refurbished by participants of the Restoration Cycles program. A lot of time and effort has been dedicated to making the bikes look almost brand new. Restoration Cycles program participants are not only learning job skills while working on the bikes, but they are really looking forward to helping make Christmas wishes come true for close to 85 local children. 

Members of the Sheriff’s Office and STARS volunteers will be presenting the bikes to children in need from around the county. Helmets will be presented along with the bikes. The Salvation Army and Butte County Office of Education assisted with identifying children who would benefit from this program.  Bicycle recipients will also receive a coloring book and stickers from the Butte County Sheriff’s Office promoting bicycle safety. Keeping with the holiday spirit, cookies and hot cocoa will be served to all participants of the bike giveaway.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the STARS organization, The Salvation Army, Butte County Office of Education, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Safe Kids-Butte County, Lake Oroville Bicycle Organization, Prospect High School, Caminar’s Sensible Cyclery, and the many local businesses and community members who donated to this year’s bike giveaway.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office welcomes the media to join in the celebration of this year’s Christmas Bike Giveaway.

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For further information, please contact Miranda Bowersox

(530)990-6949 or mmcafee-bowersox@buttecounty.net

Monday, December 22, 2014 /Number of views (0) /Categories: Press Release
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Suspicious Death

On 12/20/14, an Oroville resident called The Butte County Sheriff’s Office about 10:30 AM to report expected relatives had not arrived as planned. While deputies were investigating the circumstances surrounding the report, they discovered a vehicle with two deceased adults on Galen Ridge Road in Berry Creek. This discovery was made just before 2 PM. Butte County Sheriff’s Detectives responded to the area and immediately began an investigation. Due to its sensitive nature, the Sheriff’s Office is releasing very few details at this time. If you are aware of or have knowledge of any suspicious or unusual activity on Galen Ridge Road in Berry Creek within the last 24 hours, you are encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office; you can remain anonymous when reporting information. The Sheriff will continue to update the public as the investigation continues.

Monday, December 22, 2014 /Number of views (7) /Categories: Press Release
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Gift Card Theft

At 12:25 AM on December 9, 2014, Gold Country Casino Security reported a suspicious subject who appeared to be scanning multiple credit cards in a suspicious manner.  They provided a description of the subject, a woman with him and his vehicle. 

Butte County Sheriff’s Deputies located the vehicle, a beige 1995 Oldsmobile 98, at the AM/PM gas station located at Oro Dam Blvd. and Olive Highway, in the City of Oroville.  They contacted the male subject, and identified him as 31 year old Sacramento resident Alex Kenji Ikesaki.  Ikesaki is on searchable probation for the possession of narcotics and had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for Grand Theft (487 PC).  Deputies also contacted Ikesaki’s accomplice and identified her as 47 year old Sacramento resident Tami Sonoye Deanda.  The Deputies conducted a probation search of Ikesaki’s car and inventoried it’s contents prior to having the car towed incident to Ikesaki’s arrest.  Inside Ikesaki’s car, Deputies found $13,500 of gift cards for MasterCard, Visa, and various retail stores.  The cards were organized, and the account information was recorded.  Along with the gift cards, Deputies located items that would allow Ikesaki and Deanda to obtain the PIN information for the cards.

It appears that Ikesaki and Deanda stole the gift cards, and tracked the account information for the cards so that they could return the cards to the retailers they were stolen from.  This would allow them to monitor the gift card account numbers so that when an unsuspecting, legitimate customer purchased the gift cards and activated them, Ikesaki and Deanda would be able to steal the money legitimately loaded on the gift card before the owner of the card could detect the fraud.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind consumers to be diligent about checking gift cards purchased to protect themselves from becoming the victims of fraud.  To avoid becoming the victim of this particular scheme, consumers should carefully examine any cards purchased for irregularities in the packaging or the concealed PIN.  Consumers should also consider only purchasing cards that are displayed behind the counter or in a secure area of a reputable retailer.  Ideally, the consumer should watch the clerk selling the card as well, to make sure that the clerk does not switch the card that they are purchasing with a used card that has no remaining value.

For even more information regarding how consumers can avoid becoming fraud victims when purchasing gift cards for Christmas presents or anytime, they should refer to reputable consumer protection and advocacy websites such as http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0182-gift-cardshttp://www.scambusters.org/giftcard.html or any reputable source.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 /Number of views (72) /Categories: Press Release
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Update to Shooting on Misty View Way, Oroville CA

UPDATE TO SHOOTING ON MISTY VIEW WAY, OROVILLE, CA

Oroville, CA--Butte County Sheriffs’ detectives have arrested the female who reported that she had shot an alleged intruder to her home.  After examining the evidence at the scene and interviewing the involved parties, Noemis Bandomourra (age 28), from Oroville, was arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon and booked into Butte County Jail, Oroville.  Noemis shot the victim after he threatened to expose their intimate relationship to Noemis’ boyfriend.   Bail was set at $60, 000.

For More Information, Please Contact

BCSO Media Liaison Miranda Bowersox

530.538.5384, 530.990.6949

Mmcafee-bowersox@buttecounty.net

 

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Oroville Shooting

Oroville CA – On December 8, 2014, at approximately 2:22am, deputies responded to an address on Misty View Way in Oroville, as a result of a call for service from a citizen reporting that there was a frantic female outside the front door and the female was covered in blood. Deputies arrived and contacted the female, who will not be identified at this time. The female stated there was an intruder at her residence and she had shot the intruder. The deputies were able to locate a male subject who had been shot. The male subject was taken via ambulance from the scene and flown via helicopter to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries. This incident is under investigation.

Detectives from the Butte County Sheriff’s Office Felony Investigations Unit were called to the scene and will take over the investigation. If anyone has information regarding this incident, please contact the Butte County Sheriff’s Office at (530) 538-7321.

 

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Tuesday, December 09, 2014 /Number of views (126) /Categories: Press Release
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Oroville Shooting

Oroville CA – On December 8, 2014, at approximately 2:22am, deputies responded to an address on Misty View Way in Oroville, as a result of a call for service from a citizen reporting that there was a frantic female outside the front door and the female was covered in blood. Deputies arrived and contacted the female, who will not be identified at this time. The female stated there was an intruder at her residence and she had shot the intruder. The deputies were able to locate a male subject who had been shot. The male subject was taken via ambulance from the scene and flown via helicopter to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries. This incident is under investigation.

Detectives from the Butte County Sheriff’s Office Felony Investigations Unit were called to the scene and will take over the investigation. If anyone has information regarding this incident, please contact the Butte County Sheriff’s Office at (530) 538-7321.

Monday, December 08, 2014 /Number of views (119) /Categories: Press Release
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