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.

Butte County Sheriff's Deputies arrest domestic violence suspect

Berry Creek, CA – On August 2, 2016, at about 12:47 am, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCS0) received a 9-1-1 call from a female on He-Le-Ve Road, Berry Creek. The female reported she was hiding in the woods after her husband, 57 year old Glen Vaughan, assaulted her mother-in-law and her. The female caller reported her mother-in-law was still inside of the home along with an ill female whom she was a caregiver for. Vaughan was reported to still be inside of the home as well. Deputies received information that Vaughan had access to a crossbow and possibly a shotgun inside of the home.
Upon the Deputies arrival, the mother-in-law was out of the home however the ill female remained inside with Vaughan. Both females had injuries. One of the females reported being struck by Vaughan with an unknown object. Both females were treated on-scene by Medics for non-life threatening injuries.
Deputies communicated with Vaughan for several hours in an attempt to get him to come out. Vaughan refused to exit the home and at one point was heard telling the ill female to not open the door. Deputies also saw Vaughan escort the ill female to one of the windows briefly before retreating out of sight of the Deputies. Vaughan also told the Deputies he would shoot them if they entered his home.
With evidence that Vaughan had already assaulted the other two females and concerned the ill female was being held against her will, Deputies forced entry into the home. The remaining female was safely escorted out of the home. She was uninjured. The Deputies continued to search the home and located Vaughan in a bedroom where he was taken into custody. Vaughan and Deputies were uninjured.
Vaughan was booked at the Butte County Jail for Domestic Violence, Criminal Threats, Resisting an Executive Officer, Felon in Possession of Ammunition, and Assault. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be added. Vaughan’s bail was set at $133,000.

 

For more information, please contact
BCSO PIO Miranda Bowersox
530-538-5384, 530-990-6949
Mmcafee-bowersox@buttecounty.net

Tuesday, August 02, 2016 /Number of views (1113) /Categories: Press Release
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Public Notice of phone scam

On July 30, 2016 the Butte County Sheriff’s Office received several calls that a person claiming to be a Lieutenant with the Butte County Sheriff’s Office is notifying people by phone that they have failed to appear for a grand jury hearing and a warrant will be issued for his/her arrest unless he/she goes to Walgreens and sends the caller money.
The Butte County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public that neither the Butte County Sheriff’s Office, nor any other law enforcement agency will call individuals seeking money in lieu of issuing an arrest warrant for any violation of the law. If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from a law enforcement agency requesting that you send them money or a warrant will be issued for your arrest, it is a scam. If you get a call like this, notify your local law enforcement agency.

 

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For more information, please contact
BCSO Media Liaison Miranda Bowersox
530.538.5384, 530.990.6949
Mmcafee-bowersox@buttecounty.net

Monday, August 01, 2016 /Number of views (1030) /Categories: Press Release
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Butte County Sheriff's Office Investigates Double Homicide in Oroville

7/20/16
BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATES DOUBLE HOMICIDE IN OROVILLE
Oroville, Ca—On Monday July 18th at approximately 8:30pm, Butte County Sheriff’s Office received multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting shots fired in the area of Cynthiann Lane in Oroville. BCSO Deputies responded and located 2 Black male adults suffering from gunshot wounds. Deputies performed life saving measures on the victims until medics arrived; however, both victims were declared deceased on scene.

BCSO investigations unit responded to the scene, and an investigation is ongoing. At this time, a suspect or a motive to the shooting has not been identified. BCSO Detectives are investigating the possibility of the incident being drug related. Detectives are currently following up on multiple leads.

Witnesses have reported a white sedan, possibly with a spoiler, leaving the area at a high rate of speed soon after the gun shots were heard. Detectives have investigated reports of similar looking vehicles, but have not located the vehicle involved in the shooting.

The victims, both from Oroville, have been identified as Mark Cummings, age 34, and Mark Fletcher age 53. Autopsies have been scheduled for later this week.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the BCSO Investigations Unit at 538-7671.

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For more information, please contact
BCSO PIO Miranda Bowersox
530.538.5384, 530.990.6949
Mmcafee-bowersox@buttecounty.net

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 /Number of views (1143) /Categories: Press Release
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Butte County Sheriff's Office Responds to Report of Possible Pipe Bomb in Biggs

7/20/16
BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE RESPONDS TO REPORTS OF POSSIBLE PIPE BOMB IN BIGGS
Oroville, Ca— At approximately 7:00am this morning, Butte County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a suspicious looking device attached to a Pacific Gas and Electric gas line in the area of B Street and Hwy 99 in Biggs. Deputies responded to the scene and confirmed the device had characteristics similar to a pipe bomb.
The immediate area surrounding the suspicious looking device was evacuated, and Hwy 99 traffic was diverted onto nearby roads in the interest of safety. The Butte Interagency Bomb Squad responded to the scene along with representatives from PG&E.
Once on scene, representatives from PG&E advised that the suspicious looking device was a piece of PG&E equipment. At approximately 9:00am evacuations were lifted and roads were reopened. This situation could have been much worse, we’re thankful for alert citizens who report things that look suspicious.
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For more information, please contact
BCSO PIO Miranda Bowersox
530-538-5384, 530-990-6949
Mmcafee-bowersox@buttecounty.net
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 /Number of views (941) /Categories: Press Release
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BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SEES 500% INCREASE IN DROWNING INCIDENTS

BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SEES 500% INCREASE IN DROWNING INCIDENTS
OROVILLE, CA, -- Drowning incidents in Butte County have increased significantly this summer, up 500% from recent years. With the summer season still in full effect, Butte County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit & Search and Rescue would like to remind participants of water related activities to be vigilant about water safety by following these tips.
● Please Remember to Wear a Coast Guard Approved Lifejacket -- Failure to wear a personal floatation device increases the risk of drowning and water related tragedies.
● Respect the Force of Water – Water currents can be much stronger than anticipated.
● Respect the Varying Temperatures of Water -- Cold water can cause hypothermia to set in very quickly, and can immobilize even the best swimmers.
● Stay Sober -- Alcohol consumption can impair judgment, balance, and coordination. Staying sober decreases your chances of water related incidents.
● Use Caution- Even the best swimmers can drown.

We are lucky to live in an area that offers so many water related activities to escape the heat. BCSO Marine Unit & Search and Rescue hopes these tips will help to prevent any more water related tragedies this summer.
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For more information, please contact
BCSO PIO Miranda Bowersox
Mmcafee-bowersox@buttecounty.net
530-538-5384, 530-990-6949

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 /Number of views (1092) /Categories: Press Release
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