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.

BCSO DEPUTIES CANCEL PURSUIT WITH WANTED SUBJECT IN THE INTEREST OF PUBLIC SAFETY

January 1, 2018

BCSO DEPUTIES CANCEL PURSUIT WITH WANTED SUBJECT IN THE INTEREST OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Chico, Ca--On 01/01/18, at approximately 4:30 PM,  Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) deputies attempted to serve an arrest warrant on Ryan Scott Rash, DOB 10/04/1987.  Rash was wanted on a Felony warrant out of Butte County for 4024.2(c) PC, failing to complete the Butte County SWAP program.  Deputies attempted contact with him outside a residence on Jasper Way in Chico.  Rash fled on foot, then got into a black Infinity two-door sports car with an unknown license plate.  The vehicle had passenger side door damage near the hinges.  
Deputies pursued the vehicle for approximately 1.5 miles through residential neighborhoods.  Deputies cancelled the pursuit due to the high speed, moderate to heavy traffic, and Rash’s complete disregard for public safety.  
Rash is wanted for the above stated Felony no bail warrant as well as for 2800.2(a) CVC (failing to yield with wanton disregard for public safety).  
Anyone with information regarding Ryan Rash’s whereabouts, is encouraged to contact BCSO Sgt. Josh Brazzi at 538-7321.  All reporting parties can remain anonymous. 
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For more information, please contact
BCSO Community Relations Unit
530.871.9440

Monday, January 01, 2018 /Number of views (782) /Categories: Press Release
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UPDATE: BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DETECTIVES CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE FOOTHILL MOBILE HOME PARK HOMICIDE

December 28, 2017
UPDATE: BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DETECTIVES CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE FOOTHILL MOBILE HOME PARK HOMICIDE
Oroville, Ca-- At approximately 8:00 PM, on December 25, 2017, Butte County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) received reports of shots fired in the area of Foothill Mobile Home Park in Oroville.
BCSO Deputies responded to the scene and located an adult male, with multiple gunshot wounds, lying in the street in front of a residence inside Foothill Mobile Home Park. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Due to the suspicious nature of the incident, BCSO Investigations Unit responded and is actively investigating the incident as a homicide.
The motive for the shooting remains under investigation at this time. BCSO Detectives do not believe this incident to be a random act of violence. Based on evidence at the scene, it appears the victim may have known the shooter; however, a suspect has not yet been identified.
The victim has been identified as 26 year old Salvador Fuentes, of Oroville.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the BCSO Investigation Unit at 538-7671.
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Thursday, December 28, 2017 /Number of views (677) /Categories: Press Release
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BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE RESPONDS TO REPORTS OF SHOTS FIRED

December 25, 2017

BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE RESPONDS TO REPORTS OF SHOTS FIRED

Oroville, Ca-- At approximately 8:00 PM,  on December 25, 2017, Butte County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) received reports of shots fired in the area of Foothill Mobile Home Park in Oroville. 

BCSO Deputies responded to the scene and located an adult male, with multiple gunshot wounds, lying in the street in front of a residence inside Foothill Mobile Home Park. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Due to the suspicious nature of the incident, BCSO Investigations Unit responded and is actively investigating the incident as a homicide. 

Limited information is available at this time. Additional information will be provided as the investigation progresses. 

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For information, please contact
BCSO Community Relations Unit
530.871.9440
Monday, December 25, 2017 /Number of views (807) /Categories: Press Release
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Butte County Sheriff's Office Detectives Arrest Suspect Responsible for Multiple North Chico Burglaries

December 19, 2017
BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DETECTIVES ARREST SUSPECT RESPONSIBLE FOR MULITPLE NORTH CHICO BURGLARIES
Chico, Ca--On 12/14/17, detectives with the BCSO IMPACT Unit, with assistance from the Butte County Special Enforcement Unit (comprised of BCSO personnel and a Butte County DA Investigator), served a search warrant and conducted a probation search at an apartment in the North Chico area off E. Lassen Ave. The search was the result of an investigation into a large number of thefts and auto burglaries occurring in the area, including the theft of Christmas lights from the exterior of a residence, occurring on 12/04/17, which was captured on the victim’s home video surveillance.
During the search, property believed to have been stolen during numerous recent auto burglaries and / or thefts was located. Property belonging to at least five (5) separate victims was located within the apartment.
Joe Lodge, age 41, of Chico, was arrested for: Possession of stolen property, 2nd degree (auto) burglary and possession of pepper spray by a felon. On 12/18/17, Joe Lodge was arraigned in the Butte County Superior Court on the aforementioned charges, along with the charges of: Possession of burglary tools, possession of property with a serial number removed and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The suspect, Joe Lodge, further described a white male adult, approximately 5’08” / 150 lbs, with short blonde hair and a thin build, has been associated with a white Trek mountain bicycle and a distinctive single-strap, black-colored, tactical-style backpack during prior thefts. See attached photos for further details.
Detectives are asking citizens who believe they have been a victim of the same suspect, or have further information, to contact the investigations office at: (530) 538-6544.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 /Number of views (761) /Categories: Press Release
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Butte County Inter-Agency Bomb Squad Responds to Suspicious Substances Found in Stolen Vehicle

Concow, CA- On Monday, December 4, 2017, at approximately 2:58 p.m., Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) deputies were patrolling the area of Big Bend Road in Concow. Deputies noticed a vehicle at a nearby trailer park that was believed to be stolen. A check of the vehicle, a white Toyota Tacoma, confirmed it to be stolen out of Nevada City. The truck was parked in front of a trailer and inside the trailer, deputies located Paul Houk, age 36. Deputies then searched the truck and found a container with suspicious, unknown substances inside. Deputies were concerned that it was an improvised explosive device and requested assistance from the Butte County Inter-Agency Bomb Squad, as well as the CAL FIRE Hazmat Team.
Members of the Butte County Inter-Agency Bomb Squad retrieved the substances and further testing is required to determine exactly what the substances are. Houk was arrested for possession of stolen property, being a felon in possession of ammunition, and an additional charge was added at the Butte County Jail after Houk brought methamphetamine to the jail. A deer carcass was also located inside Houk’s trailer that was illegally poached, so additional charges of poaching and being a felon in possession of a firearm were added by the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Houk has been booked into the Butte County Jail with bail set at $45,000.
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Wednesday, December 06, 2017 /Number of views (805) /Categories: Press Release
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