Sheriff's Office
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.

Magalia man arrested for machete attack

DATE: October 8, 2016
RELEASED BY: Sergeant Sam Burnett
Magalia CA- On October 8, 2016 at approximately 12:10 PM, Butte County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Turenne was dispatched to the 6000 block of Allentown Road in Magalia regarding a subject that was attacking people with a machete. Paradise Police Department assisted in responding to the call. When Deputy Turenne and Paradise Police arrived, they discovered two victims with injuries. One of the victims was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, and the other was treated at the scene.
Deputies were able to determine that the suspect in the attack was inside the residence in the 6000 block of Allentown Road. Deputies established a perimeter around the residence and, after multiple attempts, were able to make contact with the suspect over the phone. Deputies identified the suspect as Aina Lozada, age 49. After a short conversation with the suspect, she exited the residence and was detained by deputies. Another male subject identified as James Peer age 50 was contacted in the residence and detained.
Lozada was placed under arrest for assault with a deadly weapon and booked into the Butte County Jail with a bail of $30,000.00. Peer was placed under arrest for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant and was subsequently released with a notice to appear.
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BCSO Community Relations Unit
530.871.9440

Monday, October 10, 2016 /Number of views (931) /Categories: Press Release
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BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICIALS ASSIST YUBA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IN THE ARREST OF ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE SUSPECTS

Oroville, Ca--On 10/5/16 the Butte County Sheriff's Office was contacted by Yuba County Sheriff's Office Officials who were investigating an attempted murder, and had reason to believe that the two suspects involved in that case were at a residence in Palermo, in Butte County. BCSO detectives received information confirming that the suspects were at that location.

Yuba County detectives obtained a search warrant for the residence and an arrest warrant for William Allen Hibbens, 46, charging attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and terrorist threats. The second subject was identified as Jessica Prater, 39, who was wanted on the same charges.

The subjects were believed to be armed with a firearm. BCSO SWAT team and crisis negotiators were called in to assist with the arrest and search of the residence. Initial contact was met with no response by the subjects inside. A phone was delivered into the residence in an effort to make contact with the subjects inside. After several hours of attempting contact with the suspects, the SWAT team inserted non-lethal chemical agents in the residence and a distraction device in an effort to get the subjects to come out. Within minutes of utilizing that tactic, the subjects came out and were taken into custody without injury to them or any Sheriff's personnel on scene.

The investigation is continuing, and anyone with information is urged to contact the Yuba County Sheriff's Office.

For more information, please contact
BCSO Community Relations Unit
530.871.9440
Monday, October 10, 2016 /Number of views (812) /Categories: Press Release
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BCSO Participate in National Coffee with a Cop Day

BCSO Participates in National Coffee with a Cop Day

Oroville- (10/6/16)

On Friday, 10/7/16, several members of the Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) will participate in Coffee with a Cop day. This is a great chance to learn more about BCSO, ask questions about public safety, or share concerns about what’s going on in your community.
This is the first National Coffee with a Cop day which was organized by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. This innovative program was first started by the Hawthorne Police Department in 2011 to help break down barriers between the community and law enforcement.

Members of BCSO will be at three locations in Butte County from 8:00am-10:00am:

-Lots’ A Java, 116 Table Mountain Blvd, Oroville, CA 95965

-Dolly- O-Donuts, 14122 Skyway, Magalia, CA 95954

-Chatterbox Café, 2500 Durham-Dayton Hwy #2, Durham, CA 95938

Sheriff Honea will be having coffee at the Chatterbox Café in Durham. We hope to see you there!


Thursday, October 06, 2016 /Number of views (807) /Categories: Press Release
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Arrests Made in String of South Oroville Drive-By Shootings

October 6, 2016

Arrests Made in String of South Oroville Drive-By Shootings

Oroville, Ca-- On September 10, 2016 a drive by shooting occurred at a residence in the 2400 block of D St. in the South Oroville area. During that shooting, a 16-year-old juvenile, who was sleeping inside the house, was struck in the leg by a bullet. The Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) launched an investigation into the shootings.

On September 16, 2016, BCSO detectives, who as a result of the shootings, were conducting extra patrol in the South Oroville area, performed a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area. Rodrigo Carmona Jr. – age 17, was a passenger in that vehicle. Detectives found Rodrigo in possession of a loaded .45 caliber handgun, at which point other BCSO deputies and Oroville Police officers arrived at the location to assist. Rodrigo Carmona Jr. was arrested for possession of a loaded handgun, which had been reported stolen during a 2015 residential burglary. Detectives later discovered that Rodrigo Carmona Jr. was involved in the September 10, 2016 drive-by shooting. Rodrigo was subsequently charged as an adult for his involvement in the shooting.

On September 23, 2016, BCSO Detectives served search warrants in the Oroville area and arrested Jeremiah Hill – age 16, and Bowen Hill – age 18, for their involvement in the same September 10, 2016 drive-by shooting.

All three suspects are charged as adults in Butte County Superior Court with their involvement in the shooting, including the charges of shooting at an inhabited dwelling.

Detectives are continuing to investigate the string of five shootings which occurred on and around D St. in the South Oroville area on and between September 9, 2016 and September 11, 2016. Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is encouraged to contact the Butte County Sheriff’s Office at (530) 538-7671.

For more information, please contact
BCSO Community Relations Unit
530.871.9440

Thursday, October 06, 2016 /Number of views (936) /Categories: Press Release
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Butte County Sheriff's Officials Assist Yuba County Sheriff's Office in the Arrest of Attempted Homicide Suspects

October 5, 2016
BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICIALS ASSIST YUBA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IN THE ARREST OF ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE SUSPECTS

Oroville, Ca--On 10/5/16 the Butte County Sheriff's Office was contacted by Yuba County Sheriff's Office Officials who were investigating an attempted murder, and had reason to believe that the two suspects involved in that case were at a residence in Palermo, in Butte County. BCSO detectives received information confirming that the suspects were at that location.

Yuba County detectives obtained a search warrant for the residence and an arrest warrant for William Allen Hibbens, 46, charging attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and terrorist threats. The second subject was identified as Jessica Prater, 39, who was wanted on the same charges.

The subjects were believed to be armed with a firearm. BCSO SWAT team and crisis negotiators were called in to assist with the arrest and search of the residence. Initial contact was met with no response by the subjects inside. A phone was delivered into the residence in an effort to make contact with the subjects inside. After several hours of attempting contact with the suspects, the SWAT team inserted non-lethal chemical agents in the residence and a distraction device in an effort to get the subjects to come out. Within minutes of utilizing that tactic, the subjects came out and were taken into custody without injury to them or any Sheriff's personnel on scene.

The investigation is continuing, and anyone with information is urged to contact the Yuba County Sheriff's Office.

For more information, please contact
BCSO Community Relations Unit
530.871.9440


Thursday, October 06, 2016 /Number of views (714) /Categories: Press Release
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