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Man Arrested for Attempting to Blow up Mobile Home Park

Monday, August 15, 2016/Categories: Press Release

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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

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