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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 OFFICE SPECIAL ENFORCEMENT UNIT ALONG WITH BUTTE INTERAGENCY NARCOTICS TASK FORCE SEIZE APPROXIMATELY $483,000.00 WORTH OF PROCESSED MARIJUANA AND BUTANE HONEY OIL

July 28, 2017

BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SPECIAL ENFORCEMENT UNIT ALONG WITH BUTTE INTERAGENCY NARCOTICS TASK FORCE SEIZE APPROXIMATELY $483,000.00 WORTH OF PROCESSED MARIJUANA AND BUTANE HONEY OIL FROM AN OROVILLE PROPERTY

Oroville, CA--On July 27th, 2017 members of the Butte County Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Unit (SEU) along with members of Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force (BINTF) served a search warrant in the 4400 block of Foothill Boulevard, Oroville.
Located inside a large metal shop on the property was an elaborate indoor hydroponic marijuana grow. The cost of the hydroponic system equipment is estimated to be in excess of $500,000.00.
A total of 778 marijuana plants were located in several different hydroponic rooms along with 132 pounds of processed marijuana bud, packaged for sale. The shop also held items used in the manufacturing of butane honey oil (BHO).
Outside of the shop was a large enclosed trailer containing a mobile butane honey oil lab with equipment valued at over $50,000.00. The remainder of the butane honey oil lab components were located inside the trailer to include two 100 pound tanks of a butane/propane mix, recirculation pumps, closed loop BHO system, and two large vacuum purge ovens, which were in operation and filled with sheets of BHO. In total 16 pounds of BHO was seized.
The value of the processed marijuana and butane honey oil seized is estimated to be $483,000.00 wholesale in California.
Arrested at the scene was Destin Brown, age 36, of Roseville, California, Alejandro Villegas, age 46, of Boynton Beach, Florida, Adriel Noriega, age 25, of Bradenton, Florida, Mark Holtfreter, age 29, of Deerfield Beach, Florida, and John Delorenzo, age 37, of Deerfield Beach, Florida.
All were transported to the Butte County Jail and arrested for manufacturing of a controlled substance, cultivation of marijuana, and possession of marijuana for sale. All have a bail amount of $102,000.00.

Friday, July 28, 2017 /Number of views (289) /Categories: Press Release
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Butte County Sheriff’s Office STARS Program Lowers Age Requirement

Oroville, CA- The Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) STARS is no longer an acronym for ‘Sheriff’s Team of Active Retired Seniors.’ The name has officially been changed to ‘Sheriff’s Team of Active Residents in Service.’ With this new name comes a change to the age requirement to be a volunteer with STARS. The age requirement has been lowered and is now open to anyone 21 years of age or older. Prior to this change, people 45 years of age of older were eligible to be a part of STARS.
The media is invited to attend BCSO’s STARS Academy Graduation on Friday, July 28, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., in the BCSO East Facility. There will be nine people graduating from the STARS Academy.
THE STARS program began in 1993 and there are currently 70 STARS volunteers. STARS volunteers patrol the unincorporated areas of Butte County in marked Sheriff’s vehicles. Patrol units take crime reports, perform daily home checks of citizens who are on vacation, pick up found property, assist with traffic control at an accident or other emergencies, provide extra patrol in school zones, and much more. STARS volunteers work out of three different locations: Chico, Oroville, and Magalia. To become a member of STARS, you must be 21-years-old, pass a background check and be able to volunteer for at least four hours a week. For more information on the STARS program, please visit: http://www.buttecounty.net/sheriffcoroner and look under ‘About BCSO.’
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Thursday, July 27, 2017 /Number of views (259) /Categories: Press Release
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Butte County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office Identifies Suspect Involved in Officer Involved Shooting in Chico

Oroville, CA- The Butte County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office has identified the man who died on Sunday, July 23, 2017, during a violent encounter with a private security guard and responding law enforcement officers. The subject has been identified as Tyler Scott Rushing, age 34, of Ventura, CA. Rushing was identified through fingerprint analysis conducted by the California Department of Justice. Rushing’s next of kin has been notified.
The investigation into the shooting is ongoing and is being conducted by the Butte County Officer Involved Shooting Protocol Team.
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 /Number of views (269) /Categories: Press Release
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BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE & PARADISE POLICE DEPARTMENT RESPOND TO DISTURBANCE INVOLVING MAN WITH GUN

July 16, 2017

BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE & PARADISE POLICE DEPARTMENT
RESPOND TO DISTURBANCE INVOLVING MAN WITH A GUN

Paradise, CA—On July 15, 2017 at approximately 3:30 PM, officers from the Paradise Police Department (PPD) responded to a residence in the 1200 block of Wagstaff Rd. to investigate a disturbance and a report of a gunshot being fired. Upon arrival, PPD officers encountered a male subject identified as Basilio “Tony” Bagorio, age 39, who exited the residence holding a rifle. PPD immediately requested assistance from Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO).
BCSO deputies responded to the scene and assisted PPD throughout the nearly three-hour standoff with Bagorio, who continued to pace around the property with the rifle. During that standoff, specially trained crisis-intervention-response deputies and officers talked with Bagorio in an effort to persuade him to put the rifle down and surrender. An armored vehicle was brought to the scene to provide cover to the deputies during the negotiation. During the negotiations, Bagorio demanded deputies shoot him and pointed the rifle in the direction of the deputies multiple times. At one point in an effort to safely subdue Bagorio, a BCSO deputy fired a less than lethal bean bag shotgun and struck Bagorio five times. The bean bag rounds had little to no effect on Bagorio, as he continued to demand the deputies shoot him, in an apparent effort to commit “suicide by cop.” Bagorio also fired at least one round from the rifle in an effort to provoke a lethal response from the law enforcement officers on scene.
Shortly after being hit with the bean bag rounds Bagorio pointed the rifle at BCSO Deputy Ian Dickerson, who was positioned on the perimeter of the scene and did not have the benefit of cover from the armored vehicle. Concerned Bagorio was going to shoot him, Deputy Dickerson fired a single round in the direction of the Bagorio. Bagorio was not struck and no one was injured due to that round being fired. Shortly after that deputies were able to convince Bagorio to put the rifle down, which gave them the opportunity to move in and safely take him into custody. Bagorio was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for medical clearance and then later booked into the Butte County Jail on charges of 245(d)(1) PC – Assault with a firearm on a peace officer and 246.3 PC – Intentional discharge of a firearm in a grossly negligent manner.
An investigation into this incident is being conducted by Butte County District Attorney’s Office in conjunction with the Butte County Sheriff’s Office and the Paradise Police Department.

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For more information, please contact
BCSO Community Relations Unit
530.871.9440
Sunday, July 16, 2017 /Number of views (324) /Categories: Press Release
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Butte County Sheriff's Office Records Division New Hours

June 14, 2017

BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE RECORDS DIVISION NEW HOURS

Oroville, Ca—Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Records Division hours will change as of July 1st, 2017. Please be aware that as of July 1st, 2017, BCSO Records Division will be open from 9:00a.m.-4:30p.m., Monday through Friday. The BCSO Main Lobby and Civil Division will continue to operate Monday through Friday from 8:00a.m.-4:30p.m.
Please make note of this change; we look forward to assisting you.
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For more information, please contact
BCSO Community Relations Unit
530.871.9440

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 /Number of views (401) /Categories: Press Release
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