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 OFFICE DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE HOMICIDE IN CHICO

January 19, 2018
BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE HOMICIDE IN CHICO
Chico, Ca— At approximately 4:00PM on 1/18/18, Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) received a call from a man reporting his wife and son missing. At approximately 5:40PM a vehicle registered to the reporting party and his wife was located near Bed Bath and Beyond in Chico; however, there were no signs of the individuals reported missing.
BCSO Deputies responded to the reporting party’s residence on Anita Road. While at the residence, Deputies located the reporting party’s wife, identified as Sherry Facciuto, age 60 from Chico, deceased on the property. BCSO Investigations Unit responded to the scene and detectives are in the process of gathering, examining and processing evidence. Due to evidence located at the scene, detectives are investigating this incident as a homicide.
A search was conducted in the early morning hours of 1/19/18 in an effort to locate the reporting party’s son, identified as Alton Facciuto, age 32. Alton Facciuto is considered a person of interest in this case. Facciuto was located, arrested for a parole violation, and booked into Butte County Jail.
The investigation into this case is in the preliminary stages. In an effort to protect the integrity of the investigation, additional details will not be released at this time. BCSO Detectives are requesting that anyone who has had contact with Alton Facciuto in the past few days contact the BCSO Investigations Unit at 538-7671.
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Friday, January 19, 2018 /Number of views (837) /Categories: Press Release
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BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE RESPONDS TO REPORTS OF MAN JUMPING OFF BRIDGE AT THE WEST BRANCH OF THE FEATHER RIVER

January 19, 2018
BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE RESPONDS TO REPORTS OF MAN JUMPING OFF BRIDGE AT THE WEST BRANCH OF THE FEATHER RIVER
Oroville, Ca—At approximately 7:15AM, on 1/19/18, Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) received reports of a man jumping off the bridge over the West Branch of the Feather River.
BCSO Deputies, along with State Parks, Search and Rescue and Cal Fire responded to the scene. Just before 8:00AM, Deputies were able to locate the body of a man in the water. It appears that the man died upon impact.
Deputies are in the process of attempting to identify the man. Anyone with information is asked to contact BCSO at 538-7322.
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Friday, January 19, 2018 /Number of views (681) /Categories: Press Release
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FELONY TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO PURSUIT

January 19, 2018
FELONY TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO PURSUIT
On 1/18/18, at 12:30AM, Butte County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle, described as a black Chrysler 300 with paper license plates, in the area of Lincoln Blvd. and Virginia Avenue in Oroville. The driver of the vehicle pulled over, but as the deputy approached the vehicle, the driver fled. Deputies lost track of the vehicle, but advised local law enforcement to be aware of the circumstances.
On 1/18/18, at approximately 9:10PM, BCSO Deputies located the vehicle again, in the area of Wyandotte Road in Oroville. Deputies conducted a felony traffic stop on the vehicle, but the driver failed to comply with orders and fled. Deputies initiated a pursuit, which continued onto Meyers Street, to Oro Dam Blvd. and onto Southbound Hwy 70. Deputies lost track of the vehicle in the area of Larkin Road in Gridley, at which point a BCSO Deputy lost control of a patrol car and slid off the roadway. The patrol car sustained damage, but the deputy did not sustain any injuries.
Shortly after the pursuit ended, Deputies located the vehicle abandoned in a neighborhood off Larkin Road in Gridley. Deputies continued to search the area, but were unable to locate the suspect. Deputies were able to identify the suspect as Lawrence Jason Luis Lucero. Lucero is currently wanted for Felony Evasion. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Butte County Sheriff's Office at 538-7322.
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Friday, January 19, 2018 /Number of views (708) /Categories: Press Release
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BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DETECTIVES ARREST JUVENILE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING CRIMINAL THREATS AT LAS PLUMAS HIGH SCHOOL

January 18, 2018
BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DETECTIVES ARREST JUVENILE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING CRIMINAL THREATS AT LAS PLUMAS HIGH SCHOOL
Oroville, Ca—On January 17, 2018, staff at Las Plumas High School in Oroville found a note indicating a possible school shooting. School staff immediately contacted Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), and an investigation into the threat was initiated.
Through assistance with school staff, BCSO detectives were able to identify a 16 year old male who was possibly responsible. Detectives interviewed the juvenile, who admitted to making the threat. The juvenile was arrested for making criminal threats, and was booked into Juvenile Hall.
Butte County Sheriff’s Office takes school threats seriously and detectives investigate school threats immediately. Schools should be a safe place for students, and the safety of students is a priority. There is currently no threat to schools in our area, and students can feel safe attending school tomorrow.
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Thursday, January 18, 2018 /Number of views (521) /Categories: Press Release
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BCSO DEPUTIES ARREST THREE IN FRAUDULENT CHECK CASE

January 17, 2018
BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DEPUTIES ARREST THREE IN FRAUDULENT CHECK CASE

Chico, Ca--On 01/15/18, at approximately 9:45AM, Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Deputies were dispatched to the California Check Cashing Stores location at 1456 Mangrove Ave, in Chico. BCSO Deputies responded to the business in the City of Chico due to a subject attempting to cash a fraudulent check from a business that is located outside the city limits, in Butte County.
Llano Seco Rancho was notified that someone was attempting to cash one of their checks at the check cashing store. The amount of the check was $968.67. The subject attempting to cash the check left prior to the arrival of BCSO Deputies. The male subject possibly panicked when the store manager stated he had to verify the validity of the check. Llano Seco then contacted BCSO, because Feather Falls Casino had previously contacted them stating multiple checks with their business name were attempted to be cashed over the weekend.
BCSO Deputies conducted an investigation, which led them to a residence on Magnolia Avenue, in Chico. BCSO Deputies contacted Markee Harris, Victoria Johnson and Jessica Jimenez at the residence. Harris was identified as the subject who attempted to cash the check. Harris admitted to attempting to cash the check as well as to cashing a fraudulent check at the Gold Country Casino for over $1,000 a couple days prior. Victoria Johnson admitted to cashing a check a couple days prior at the Wal-Mart Store in Chico for $1,108. The trio also attempted to cash multiple checks at the Feather Falls Casino, but were turned down there. It is believed that Jessica Jimenez printed the checks and conspired with Victoria and Markee to cash the checks for her.
During a consent search of the residence, BCSO Deputies located printing machines, blank checks, and numerous fraudulent checks printed with different business names on them. BCSO Deputies also located evidence that the subjects were attempting to counterfeit U.S. paper currency.
Jessica Leah Jimenez, DOB 08/04/82, was arrested for 4 counts of 476(a) PC (check fraud), 182(a) PC (conspiracy), 487 PC (grand theft) and 530.5 PC (identity theft). Her total bail was set at $105,000.


Markee Leon Harris, DOB 12/11/1974, was arrested for 2 counts of 476(a) PC (check fraud), 182(a) PC (conspiracy), 487 PC (grand theft), 530.5 PC (identity theft), 11377(a) H&S (possession of a controlled substance) and 11364 H&S (possession of controlled substance paraphernalia. His bail was set at $96,000.

Victoria Marie Johnson, DOB 05/19/1982, was arrested for 476(a) PC (check fraud), 182(a) PC (conspiracy), 487 PC (grand theft) and 530.5 PC (identity theft). Her bail was set at $60,000.

All three subjects were booked into the Butte County Jail. If anyone or any business has information regarding this case or has been a victim of fraudulent checks associated to these three subjects, please contact Deputy Galvez or Sgt. Brazzi at the Butte County Sheriff’s Office (530)538-7322.
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 /Number of views (751) /Categories: Press Release
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