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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.

BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE & PARADISE POLICE DEPARTMENT RESPOND TO DISTURBANCE INVOLVING MAN WITH GUN

July 16, 2017

BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE & PARADISE POLICE DEPARTMENT
RESPOND TO DISTURBANCE INVOLVING MAN WITH A GUN

Paradise, CA—On July 15, 2017 at approximately 3:30 PM, officers from the Paradise Police Department (PPD) responded to a residence in the 1200 block of Wagstaff Rd. to investigate a disturbance and a report of a gunshot being fired. Upon arrival, PPD officers encountered a male subject identified as Basilio “Tony” Bagorio, age 39, who exited the residence holding a rifle. PPD immediately requested assistance from Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO).
BCSO deputies responded to the scene and assisted PPD throughout the nearly three-hour standoff with Bagorio, who continued to pace around the property with the rifle. During that standoff, specially trained crisis-intervention-response deputies and officers talked with Bagorio in an effort to persuade him to put the rifle down and surrender. An armored vehicle was brought to the scene to provide cover to the deputies during the negotiation. During the negotiations, Bagorio demanded deputies shoot him and pointed the rifle in the direction of the deputies multiple times. At one point in an effort to safely subdue Bagorio, a BCSO deputy fired a less than lethal bean bag shotgun and struck Bagorio five times. The bean bag rounds had little to no effect on Bagorio, as he continued to demand the deputies shoot him, in an apparent effort to commit “suicide by cop.” Bagorio also fired at least one round from the rifle in an effort to provoke a lethal response from the law enforcement officers on scene.
Shortly after being hit with the bean bag rounds Bagorio pointed the rifle at BCSO Deputy Ian Dickerson, who was positioned on the perimeter of the scene and did not have the benefit of cover from the armored vehicle. Concerned Bagorio was going to shoot him, Deputy Dickerson fired a single round in the direction of the Bagorio. Bagorio was not struck and no one was injured due to that round being fired. Shortly after that deputies were able to convince Bagorio to put the rifle down, which gave them the opportunity to move in and safely take him into custody. Bagorio was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for medical clearance and then later booked into the Butte County Jail on charges of 245(d)(1) PC – Assault with a firearm on a peace officer and 246.3 PC – Intentional discharge of a firearm in a grossly negligent manner.
An investigation into this incident is being conducted by Butte County District Attorney’s Office in conjunction with the Butte County Sheriff’s Office and the Paradise Police Department.

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BCSO Community Relations Unit
530.871.9440
Sunday, July 16, 2017 /Number of views (26) /Categories: Press Release
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Butte County Sheriff's Office Records Division New Hours

June 14, 2017

BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE RECORDS DIVISION NEW HOURS

Oroville, Ca—Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Records Division hours will change as of July 1st, 2017. Please be aware that as of July 1st, 2017, BCSO Records Division will be open from 9:00a.m.-4:30p.m., Monday through Friday. The BCSO Main Lobby and Civil Division will continue to operate Monday through Friday from 8:00a.m.-4:30p.m.
Please make note of this change; we look forward to assisting you.
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For more information, please contact
BCSO Community Relations Unit
530.871.9440

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 /Number of views (84) /Categories: Press Release
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Butte County Sheriff's Office Records Division New Hours

June 14, 2017

BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE RECORDS DIVISION NEW HOURS

Oroville, Ca—Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Records Division hours will change as of July 1st, 2017. Please be aware that as of July 1st, 2017, BCSO Records Division will be open from 9:00a.m.-4:30p.m., Monday through Friday. The BCSO Main Lobby and Civil Division will continue to operate Monday through Friday from 8:00a.m.-4:30p.m.
Please make note of this change; we look forward to assisting you.
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For more information, please contact
BCSO Community Relations Unit
530.871.9440

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 /Number of views (70) /Categories: Press Release
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SEARCH CONTINUES FOR MISSING HIKER AT FEATHER FALLS

June 2, 2017
SEARCH CONTINUES FOR MISSING HIKER AT FEATHER FALLS
Oroville, Ca—Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Search and Rescue teams continue to search the area surrounding Feather Falls today, after receiving a 9-1-1 call yesterday afternoon reporting a man, identified as Matthew Nisleit, age 23, had slipped and fallen down the falls.
Search teams from BCSO, Cal Fire and Chico Fire responded to the area last night, in addition to helicopters from BCSO and Enloe Flight Care, but were unable to locate Matthew.
BCSO’s helicopter was used again this morning to search the area surrounding Feather Falls. Observers in the helicopter didn’t see any signs of Matthew, but were able to determine that the area is not accessible by boat at this time.
BCSO Search and Rescue members are currently searching the trails in the Feather Falls area and California Highway Patrol will also assist in the search today using their helicopter equipped with thermal imaging cameras. Due to safety concerns, search teams are not able to enter the water at this time.
Representatives from BCSO are working closely with Matthew’s family, and are sharing information as it becomes available.
We are fortunate to have many beautiful places to hike to in Butte County; please use caution, and keep in mind with the increased rain and snowmelt, water in our Butte County waterways is moving much faster than it might look. Please be careful.
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BCSO Community Relations Unit
530.871.9440
Friday, June 02, 2017 /Number of views (118) /Categories: Press Release
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Foot Pursuit Leads to Discovery of Marijuana Garden

May 18, 2017

FOOT PURSUIT LEADS TO DISCOVERY OF MARIJUANA GARDEN

On May 10th, 2017 Butte County Sheriff’s Office Deputies attempted to serve a felony arrest warrant in the 3880 block of Cherokee Road, Oroville. Upon service of the felony arrest warrant, two males ran from the Deputies. A search was conducted and Eliceo Aguilar Morales, Age 31 from Michoacán, Mexico, was detained. During the foot pursuit, thousands of marijuana plants were seen on the property. Deputies contacted the Butte County Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Unit who took over the investigation and obtained a search warrant for the property.

The search warrant revealed 3,648 marijuana plants on the property; most of which were being grown in plastic cups and trays. Other areas of the marijuana garden held larger marijuana plants.

Water to the marijuana grow site was being diverted from a small creek which was fed by Grub Flat Reservoir. The water was being diverted from the creek to an illegally built pond and then pumped to the marijuana growing site.

A search of the home and property revealed 34.64 net pounds of processed marijuana. A loaded rifle was also found at the entrance to the marijuana garden.

Eliceo Aguilar Morales was arrested for felony cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, armed in the commission of a felony, and illegal water diversion. Morales’ bail is $500,000.00.

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BCSO Community Relations Unit
530.871.9440

Thursday, May 18, 2017 /Number of views (153) /Categories: Press Release
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