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.


Oroville- 9/9/16
A robbery occurred at the U.S. Bank in Lafayette on August 23, 2016, and detectives from the Lafayette Police Department determined Robert Keith Dennis, 55, of Oroville, was the suspect and he may also be involved in several other bank robberies across Northern California including Brentwood, Napa, Roseville and Sacramento as well as an attempted bank robbery in Davis.

On Wednesday, August 31st, 2016, Correctional Lieutenant Daryl Hovey with the Butte County Sheriff’s Office saw a law enforcement bulletin with a picture of the alleged suspect and noticed that same man was participating in the Butte County Sheriff’s Office work alternative program (SWAP). Dennis was arrested outside the Sheriff’s Office when he came to work that day as part of the program and was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine. Dennis was booked into the Butte County Jail on drug charges. Once released, Dennis will be arrested and transferred to Contra Costa County.

On Thursday, September 1st, 2016, detectives with BSCO along with Lafayette Police, Napa Police, and the Oroville Police Department served search warrants at several locations in Oroville. Elizabeth Fay Morse, 47, of Oroville, was arrested after Napa Police Detectives determined her alleged involvement in some of the robberies. Morse is being held in the Butte County Jail with bail set at $100,000 and will be transferred to Contra Costa County on charges of robbery and conspiracy.

Sheriff Kory Honea thanks Lt. Hovey for his alertness to the law enforcement bulletin in catching this alleged bank robber.



For more information please contact
BCSO Community Relations Unit
(530) 990-6949

Megan McMann
Community Relations Coordinator
Butte County Sheriff’s Office
33 County Center Dr.
Oroville, Ca. 95965

Friday, September 09, 2016 /Number of views (1150) /Categories: Press Release

Armed Robbery in Oroville

On Tuesday, 08-23-2016, at approximately 0100 hours, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 7-11 Mini Mart located at 2125 Monte Vista Ave, Oroville for a reported armed robbery. One male suspect entered the business, armed with handgun. The employee was forced on the floor as the suspect reached behind the counter and took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register. The suspect was last seen running out of the business on foot. The suspect was described as a male, unknown race, wearing dark clothing with a hood on and his face covered.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Butte County Sheriff’s Office at 530-538-7321.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 /Number of views (1257) /Categories: Press Release

Man Arrested for Attempting to Blow up Mobile Home Park

Oroville, CA- On August 13, 2016 at 11:30 AM, Butte County Sheriff’s Deputies were called out to 2426 Wheelock Rd, #E4, Oroville for a welfare on a man named John Brown (age 55) who had threatened suicide by blowing up his mobile home. Deputies arrived and spotted Brown. Brown attempted to walk away and was detained by deputies. A heavy smell of propane was in the air coming from Brown’s mobile home. Residents of the mobile home park were evacuated and Cal Fire responded in and turned the gas off. Upon further investigation it was determined that Brown had threatened to fill his home with propane and blow himself and the mobile home park up.
Brown was arrested and charged with criminal threats, and attempted use of an explosive with the intent to harm or injure others. Brown was booked into the Butte County Jail with a bail of $550,000

For more information, please contact
BCSO Media Liaison Miranda Bowersox
530.538.5384, 530.990.6949
Monday, August 15, 2016 /Number of views (1243) /Categories: Press Release


Chico, Ca--On August 8, 2016 at approximately 8:50 p.m., the Butte County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call from a man reporting he had been assaulted by a subject with a bat. The incident occurred in the 2200 block of Mulberry Avenue in Chico. Deputies responded to the scene and found the victim with significant head injuries. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Butte County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Unit responded to the scene to process and collect evidence. This incident appears to be drug related. No arrests have been made at this time; however, the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Butte County Sheriff's investigations unit at 538-7671.
For more information, please contact
BCSO PIO Miranda Bowersox
530.538.5384, 530.990.6949

Tuesday, August 09, 2016 /Number of views (1267) /Categories: Press Release

Assault with a deadly weapon

On August 7, 2016, at approximately 0645 hours, Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) received a call from a citizen who reporting her boyfriend had been stabbed at their residence in the 200 block of Old Forbestown Road near Forbestown.
Deputies responded Code 3 (Lights and Sirens) and secured the scene so medical could respond into the residence. The victim reported four males had come into the house looking for “the stuff”. The victim said one of the males then stabbed him.
After the male victim was taken from the scene to go to a local hospital, Deputies conducted an investigation. Deputies determined there was no attempted robbery and the female, 36-year-old Grace Ball, had stabbed victim in the torso after a heated argument and physical altercation. Ball was determined to be the dominant aggressor.
Ball was arrested and transported to Butte County Jail where she was booked for violations of Assault With a Deadly Weapon, Felony Domestic Violence, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and a misdemeanor warrant.
Ball was held on $83,000 bail.
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, August 08, 2016 /Number of views (1229) /Categories: Press Release
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