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.

Body Found at Lake Oroville Identified


Update- 9/15/16

Oroville, Ca- Thursday, September 15, 2016, an autopsy was conducted on the body found on Lake Oroville on September 9, 2016.

The body was positively identified as Stephon Jones through the use of dental records. 

Next of kin has been notified.

The full results of the autopsy are pending.





Body recovered on Lake Oroville-9/9/16

Oroville, Ca—On September 9th, 2016, at 9 a.m., Butte County Sheriff’s Office received a report from California State Parks regarding a fisherman who had located a body in the area of Red Tape Road on Lake Oroville.
BCSO representatives responded to the scene and located the deceased individual face down on the shore. Due to the condition of the body, BCSO representatives were unable to make positive identification at this time. BCSO Investigations Unit is looking into the possibility of the body being that of Stephon Jones, who was reported missing on February 10, 2016.
An autopsy will be conducted next week, and more information will be released as soon as possible.

Thursday, September 15, 2016 /Number of views (1027) /Categories: Press Release

Butte County Sheriff’s Office Participates in Great Sierra River Cleanup Day



On Saturday, September 17, 2016, inmates participating in the Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Alternative Custody Program (ACS) will be cleaning up several areas of Butte County as part of the Great Sierra River Cleanup Day. The event is in conjunction with California Coastal Cleanup Day.  The inmate work crews, along with BCSO staff, will be at three locations beginning at 8:00am.


-Oroville, Riverbend Park- Inmate crews will be cleaning up trash and debris from the banks of the Feather River.

-Chico, Rose Ave at Bidwell Avenue- Inmate work crews, with the help of the CSUC Rugby Team, will be clearing trash and debris from in and around Big Chico Creek.

-Chico, Teichert Ponds behind Kohl’s- Inmate work crews will be working with the Butte Environmental Council to clean up trash and debris associated with transient camps in the area.

To show our appreciation for the good work they are doing, BCSO staff will be treating the members of the inmate work crews to a BBQ after the cleanup at noon at Cedar Grove in Bidwell Park.




Thursday, September 15, 2016 /Number of views (928) /Categories: Press Release

String of shootings in South Oroville

Oroville- 9/13/16

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several shootings in South Oroville. BCSO detectives are investigating the possibility that all these incidents are gang-related. Below is a timeline of the weekend shootings:

9/9/16 (11:15pm)-A residence on the 2300 block of D Street, Oroville, is struck by several bullets. No reports of injuries.

9/10/16 (4:15am)- A residence on the 2400 block of D Street, Oroville, is struck by several bullets. A 16-year-old boy inside the residence is shot several times in the leg.

9/11/16 (4:15am)-The same residence on the 2400 block of D Street is stuck by bullets. No reports of injuries. Shortly after, a home on the 2400 block of Fort Wayne Street was struck by bullets. It is believed the residence was a random target. No reports of injuries.

9/11/16- (10:00pm)- Reports of shots heard outside a home on 2300 block of D Street. No reports of injuries.

Detectives are concerned with the increasing level of violence and apparent cross-retaliation which is risking the lives of not only the intended targets, but also the lives of children, bystanders and other residents of the area.

Detectives are asking any local residents who may have further information and/or video surveillance of the suspects or suspect vehicles to contact detectives. Anyone with information about who is responsible for these shooting incidents is asked to contact the Butte County Sheriff’s Investigations Unit at (530) 538-7671.

For More Information:
Butte County Sheriff’s Office Community Relations Unit: 538-6670
Megan McMann
Community Relations Coordinator
Butte County Sheriff’s Office
33 County Center Dr.
Oroville, Ca. 95965
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 /Number of views (644) /Categories: Press Release

Butte County Sheriff’s Office assists Cal Fire/Butte County Fire during Saddle Fire

Oroville- 9/13/16
With the announcement from Cal Fire/Butte County Fire that the Saddle Fire is 100% contained, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office, (BCS0) completed a review of the role played by BCSO personnel in assisting Cal Fire during the fire, which burned 850 acres in Butte County and destroyed three structures. A total of 1,750 homes were within the evacuation order area. Sheriff’s Deputies and volunteer members from Search and Rescue, went door-to-door evacuating homes in the fire’s path. Many patrol units came in during scheduled days off to assist in evacuations, road blocks and patrolling evacuated areas to deter looting.

The Saddle Fire also knocked out internet service at the Butte County Sheriff’s Office for two days. Public Safety Dispatchers with BCSO rely on the internet during large scale events such as wildfires to communicate emergency messages (e.g. reverse 9-1-1 calls) to the public and coordinate the response of members of the Sheriff’s Office. Several dispatchers used their personal cellular telephones to help get the emergency messages out and coordinate response efforts with members of the department, while also fielding 9-1-1 and non-emergency calls coming into the Sheriff’s Office.
Cal Fire/Butte County Fire activated their Fire Information Call Center at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 5th, staffed by department Volunteers-In-Prevention. While the center experienced phone problems that were unrelated to the radio and phone issue caused by the fire, they still fielded over 1,200 calls from the public through Thursday, September 8th, providing current information on the fire, evacuation status, road closures and shelter information.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office Alternative Custody Supervision Crew (ACS) had previously conducted a fuels reduction fire break behind the Quails Trails Mobile Home Park on Pentz Road which aided Cal Fire/Butte County Fire with saving structures and stopping the fire from spreading in the area.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse also assisted during the Saddle Fire, with the staging of horse trailers to help evacuate horses and other livestock.
BCSO is committed to public safety and all members of the Sheriff’s Office are happy to assist other agencies during emergencies.
For more information:
BCSO Community Relations Unit- (530) 538-6670
Megan McMann
Community Relations Coordinator
Butte County Sheriff’s Office
33 County Center Dr.
Oroville, Ca. 95965
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 /Number of views (843) /Categories: Press Release

Shooting at an inhabited dwelling

On September 10, 2016, at approximately 0415 hours, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office received a report of shooting in the 2400 block of D Street in Oroville.
Deputies responded with lights and sirens. They found that an unknown suspect(s) had shot a firearm into a residence, resulting in a 16 year old boy receiving two gunshot wounds in the leg while he was lying in bed.

The minor was treated at a local hospital and later released. No suspects have been identified yet. The case is still under investigation.

The Sheriff’s Office is urging anyone who may have additional information regarding this incident to contact BCSO Investigations or the Watch Commander at (530) 538-7321 or 891-2711.

Monday, September 12, 2016 /Number of views (696) /Categories: Press Release
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