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.

Sheriff's Deputies arrest elder abuse suspect

On 05-26-2016, at approximately 1247 hours, Deputy D. Miller and Deputy K. Bryant were dispatched to 362 Buckboard Park Way in Oroville for a reported possible elder abuse report. Upon arrival, Deputies contacted the victim who reported her son (Bruce Richard Barton) was residing with her at the residence for the past year. The victim stated Barton had been verbally and physically abusive towards her.

The victim told Deputies, on 05-16-2016, she was involved in a verbal altercation with Bruce. The victim stated, during the altercation she attempted to call 911 and Bruce threw the phone to the floor, damaging the phone. In addition, the victim said she attempted to push her emergency button on her medical alert communication device (Life Alert) that was mounted in the kitchen. The victim stated, Bruce ripped the device off the wall and damaged it. On 05-25-2016, Bruce returned to the residence and was extremely upset and began yelling at the victim. The victim feared for her safety.

During the investigation Deputies attempted to locate Bruce. On 05-27-2016 at approximately 1000 hours Deputies learned Bruce’s vehicle was broken down near South 5th Street in Oroville. Deputies responded and arrested Bruce on 368 (b) (1) PC (Elder Abuse), 591 PC (Damage/Destroy a Phone Line) and 136.1 (b) (1) PC (Dissuade a Victim from Reporting a Crime), his bail was set at $165,000.00.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016 /Number of views (979) /Categories: Press Release
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Search Warrants Fortune Way Oroville and Bethridge Road Palermo

On May 25th, 2016, Deputies with the Butte County Sheriff’s Office- Special Enforcement Unit served a search warrant on three parcels located in the 600 block of Fortune Way, Oroville. Upon service of the search warrant, Deputies located several clandestine plots of marijuana plants. Over the course of several hours, Deputies eradicated 1,824 marijuana plants from the parcels. No suspects were present during the service of the search warrant.

From information gathered at the Fortune Way search warrant scene, Deputies served a second search warrant in the 90 block of Bethridge Road, Palermo. Upon service of the search warrant, the owner of the Fortune Way parcels and Bethridge home, Miguel Segura, Age 48, was located and detained without incident.

A search of the Bethridge Road property revealed an additional 232 marijuana plants growing outdoors and indoors. Several 55 gallon olive drums were located on the property and contained a total of 470.2 net pounds of marijuana shake. Inside the Bethridge Road home, Deputies located fifteen turkey oven bags of marijuana bud weighing 15 pounds. Several firearms were located throughout the home as well.

Based on the evidence gathered at the two search warrant locations, Miguel Segura was arrested for the cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, maintaining a drug house, and armed in the commission of a felony. Segura’s bail is $140,000.00.

 



Friday, May 27, 2016 /Number of views (1043) /Categories: Press Release
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Search Warrant served in Oroville

On 05-17-16, Deputies with the Butte County Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Unit served a search warrant in the 30 block of Gold View Court, Oroville.
Upon service of the search warrant, Deputies contacted Pau Cun Liu, age 48, of Sacramento. A second subject, identified as Nhat sang Vong, age 46, of Sacramento fled from Deputies. Liu was detained without incident.
The investigation found that Liu and Vong were involved in a large scale marijuana operation to include the transportation of marijuana. A search of the property revealed several indoor grow houses and one greenhouse that together contained 795 marijuana plants. All 795 marijuana plants were eradicated from the property.
Based on the scale of this marijuana growing operation, Liu was arrested for the felony cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, transportation of marijuana, and maintaining a residence where drugs are made (the cultivation of marijuana). Liu has a bail of $175,000.00. A felony warrant for Vong will be sought for the same charges.

 

Friday, May 20, 2016 /Number of views (979) /Categories: Press Release
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Suspicious encounter

On May 11, 2016, at approximately 2:00 pm, Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) received a call from a citizen reporting a suspicious van in the area of Mt. Ida and Pioneer Trail in Oroville.
A Deputy Sheriff responded to talk with reporting party (RP). The RP reported his 9-year-old granddaughter arrived at his house from school. She told the RP she had been approached by a man who asked her if she needed a ride. The granddaughter told the Deputy the van was a box style van. She described the man as a white male older adult with a grey beard and glasses.
It is unknown at this time if the man had any criminal intent. The Butte County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the incident. The Oroville Elementary School District has been notified.
The Butte County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind parents to talk with their children about not talking to strangers and being aware of their surroundings. Also, when possible children should use the buddy system while walking home from school.
The Sheriff’s Office is urging anyone who may have information regarding this incident to contact BCSO Detective Calkins or the Watch Commander at (530) 538-7321 or 891-2711.
Thursday, May 12, 2016 /Number of views (1013) /Categories: Press Release
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Bomb Squad Callout in Oroville

On May 8, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. A citizen came into the Butte County Jail lobby and advised that he had found what he believed was a pipe bomb near his residence in Oroville. At the time, the device was in the citizen’s vehicle, which was subsequently re-located to an open lot at the intersection of County Center Drive and the Sheriff’s Office access road. After Butte County Sheriff’s Deputies responded and examined the item, it was determined that it had a cylindrical shape and characteristics similar to that of a possible improvised explosive device. The Butte Inter-Agency Bomb Squad responded to the scene and conducted “render-safe” procedures on the device. Circumstances related to how the device came to be in the citizen’s yard is currently under investigation. County Center Drive was closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic for approximately two hours while the bomb squad conducted the on-scene investigation. Visiting hours at the Butte County Jail were also suspended during the time the roads were closed during this incident. After the scene was secure and the roads were re-opened, jail visiting hours reconvened. The Butte County Sheriff’s Office and the Butte County Inter-Agency Bomb Squad would like to thank the California Highway Patrol and Cal Fire for their assistance in this incident.

The Bomb Squad would also like to express to the public that if they locate any items they believe may possibly be explosive or hazardous type materials of any kind, they are urged to stay away from the items and contact local law enforcement or the fire department immediately.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 /Number of views (1026) /Categories: Press Release
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