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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 SWAT TEAM RESPONDS TO OROVILLE STANDOFF

BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SWAT TEAM RESPONDS TO OROVILLE STANDOFF
Oroville Ca,-- On Thursday December 29th, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) SWAT Team was requested to assist Oroville Police Department (OPD) after negotiations between OPD and suspect, Ronnie Johnson, were unsuccessful.
Johnson, 51 of Oroville, was wanted for domestic violence, kidnapping and false imprisonment charges. BCSO SWAT team responded to the 100 block of Fairhill Drive in Oroville, where Johnson was reported to be residing inside a motorhome and was refusing to come out. BCSO SWAT Team introduced gas into the motorhome in an effort to get Johnson to exit. During that time, Johnson put the motorhome into reverse and backed into an OPD vehicle, thankfully no injuries were reported. BCSO SWAT Team members were able to gain entry into the motorhome and detained Johnson, along with three other individuals.
This was a joint effort between BCSO and OPD in the successful arrest of the suspect.

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530.871.9440


Friday, December 30, 2016 /Number of views (740) /Categories: Press Release
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Oroville Attempted Robbery and Assault


On December 27, 2016, at approximately 4:50PM, Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) deputies were dispatched to Helen Wilcox School located at 5737 Autrey Lane in Oroville regarding a subject who had possibly been struck by a vehicle during a sale of a vehicle. Deputies arrived and located a male and female victim, both with minor to moderate injuries.
During the investigation, deputies were able to determine that the victims had located a vehicle that was for sale on a social media website and had arranged to meet with the sellers of the vehicle at Helen Wilcox School. The victims stated that they met with sellers of the vehicle who were later identified as Paul Chirita, age 19, and Adriana Pavich, age 19, both of Oroville. During the meeting the female victim was physically assaulted by Chirita and Chirita began searching the victim’s pockets (possibly for the money that was going to be used to purchase the vehicle). The victim’s husband then confronted the subjects and both suspects attempted to flee in the vehicle. The victim’s husband attempted to stop the suspects by jumping on the hood of the car however was thrown from the vehicle when the vehicle rapidly swerved. Both suspects fled the area.
The suspect vehicle was later located and a traffic stop was conducted by Oroville Police Department after a BOLO was broadcast by the Sheriff’s Office. BCSO deputies responded to the scene of the traffic stop and subsequently interviewed and arrested both Chirita and Pavich. Pavich was booked into the Butte County Jail for assault with a deadly weapon and attempted robbery with a total bail of $60,000.00. Chaiita was also booked for assault with a deadly weapon and attempted robbery as well as outstanding arrest warrants. The total bail for Chirita was $70,000.00.
The Butte County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind people to use caution when purchasing items off the internet from individuals. Although this is a very common method of purchasing items, there are some people that will take advantage of the scenario. When making purchases from the internet it is best to meet in a public place where there are a lot of people present to minimize the risk of thefts and assaults.
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016 /Number of views (795) /Categories: Press Release
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ARREST MADE IN OROVILLE STABBING INCIDENT

December 25, 2016

 

ARREST MADE IN OROVILLE STABBING INCIDENT

 

Oroville, Ca—On December 23rd at approximately 4:00 p.m., Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) received reports of a man approaching residences on Rosita Way in Oroville claiming to have been stabbed by his wife. BCSO deputies responded to the scene and located the subject who was suffering from a non-life threatening stab wound to the chest. The subject was transported to a local hospital for treatment and has since been released.

After further investigation, BCSO Deputies learned that the subject and his wife, Lisa Belyew, had been in a verbal argument that had turned physical in the backyard of their Rosita Way residence, ultimately resulting in Belyew stabbing the subject in the chest. Deputies also learned that Belyew was currently out on her own recognizance from Colusa County for assault with a deadly weapon, domestic violence, and destruction of property.

BCSO deputies arrested Belyew for assault with a deadly weapon, domestic violence, and committing a felony while out on her own recognizance. Belyew was booked into the Butte County Jail with bail set at $105,000.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call 538-7322.

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BCSO Community Relations Unit

530.871.9440

Sunday, December 25, 2016 /Number of views (825) /Categories: Press Release
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Berry Creek Suspicious Death Investigation


On Monday, 12/19/16 at approximately 4:00pm, Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) deputies were dispatched to Bloomer Hill Road in Berry Creek after a utility worker found a deceased male adult on the property.
BCSO deputies and detectives arrived and found the body of a white male adult that appeared to have been there for several days. The body has not been positively identified and there were no obvious signs of foul play. An autopsy is scheduled for this week and detectives are investigating this as a suspicious death. Anyone with information is asked to call the BCSO investigations unit at 538-7671.
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BCSO Community Relations Unit
(530) 871-9440


Tuesday, December 20, 2016 /Number of views (900) /Categories: Press Release
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BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DEPUTIES SAVE CHRISTMAS FOR VICTIM OF RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY

December 17, 2016

BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DEPUTIES SAVE CHRISTMAS FOR VICTIM OF RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY

 

Chico, Ca--On 12/16/16, at approximately 4:40 p.m., Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) deputies responded to a residence on Wells Island Road, in Chico, for an extensive burglary to a residence.  The homeowner had just arrived home and found her house had been broken into with items missing.  Items taken from the residence included a television, desk top computer, 2 iPads, a large amount of miscellaneous jewelry, miscellaneous household items, antiques, miscellaneous electronics, as well as numerous wrapped Christmas presents from under the Christmas tree. 

 

At approximately the same time, other BCSO deputies were dispatched to the area of Centerville Road at Nimshew Run Road, after receiving reports of two male subjects outside a maroon colored SUV opening Christmas presents.  The reporting party stated the subjects became nervous when they saw him, and left heading down Centerville Road.  Deputies responded to the area and, after an extensive search, located the maroon SUV hidden under a pile of brush and wood pallets.  The vehicle was unoccupied at the time.  Additional deputies responded to the area and located a male subject later identified as Joshua Olson.  Olson admitted to being in the maroon SUV along with a second subject, James Rogers, who was not located. 

 

A search of the vehicle was conducted by deputies.  The vehicle contained numerous items of property, including a television, desktop computer, 2 iPads, jewelry, numerous household items, and wrapped Christmas presents. Deputies also located 8.8 grams of methamphetamine, along with multiple syringes used to inject controlled substances. There was also paperwork in the vehicle with the same address of the residence on Wells Island Road where the residential burglary had just been reported, indicating the property was taken from that address. Deputies contacted the victim of the burglary, and found that the property in the SUV matched the property that was taken from her residence.  Deputies collected the property and returned it to the victim, including the wrapped Christmas presents.  The total value of items returned to the victim was approximately $16,000.

Sunday, December 18, 2016 /Number of views (718) /Categories: Press Release

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