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.

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 (70) /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 (113) /Categories: Press Release
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Assault with a deadly weapon

Oroville CA – On December 3, 2014, at approximately 0445 hours, deputies responded to the Golden Oaks Mobile Home Park at 3289 Hwy 70 in Oroville as a result of a call for service regarding a stab victim.  Deputies arrived and determined the victim, Kenneth Isham (55 years old) had been stabbed in the abdomen. Isham told Deputies he had been stabbed by Dillon Fite (21 years old).  Isham was transported via ambulance to a local hospital to be treated for his injury.  The Butte County Sheriff’s Office is trying locate Fite for questioning and urges anyone who might have information regarding this incident to contact Sergeant Jason Piazza or the watch commander at (530) 538-7321 or 891-2711.
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 /Number of views (116) /Categories: Press Release
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Homicide in Oroville

Oroville, CA- On December 1, 2014 at approximately 2:30 pm, Butte County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 2771 Pinecrest Rd, Oroville, CA to check on a person named Michael Verne Underhill (age 67).  The reporting party had not been able to contact Michael and requested assistance from the Sheriff’s Office.  Upon arrival, deputies located Underhill in an outbuilding.  Underhill was deceased and the circumstances at the scene appeared suspicious in nature.  Butte County Sheriffs’ detectives were called out to investigate the death of Mr. Underhill.  It has been determined that the death is a homicide.  No further details are available at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Butte County Sheriff’s Office Felony Investigations Unit at 530-538-7671.

 

 

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For more information, please contact

BCSO Media Liaison Miranda Bowersox

530.538.5384, 530.990.6949

Mmcafee-bowersox@buttecounty.net

Wednesday, December 03, 2014 /Number of views (105) /Categories: Press Release
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