Butte County 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.

 

 

 

  

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Butte County Sheriff’s Office Announces Child Endangerment Arrests

October 21, 2020

Butte County Sheriff’s Office Announces Child Endangerment Arrests

Magalia, CA – On the evening of October 9, 2020, Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) deputies and detectives were contacted by a local hospital regarding a possible child abuse victim. Deputies and detectives responded to the hospital and determined a sixteen month old victim had been brought to the emergency room with severe burns. After receiving emergency treatment, the victim was transferred to a children’s hospital in the Sacramento area. The victim is in stable condition and is expected to recover from his injuries.
Deputies and detectives identified the victim’s parents as Jennelle Laye, age 39, and Jeremy Laye, age 47. Detectives determined Jennelle, Jeremy, and their three children reside in Magalia. Detectives conducted an extensive investigation. Detectives determined Jennelle and Jeremy left their children at their residence with a juvenile babysitter on the evening of October 8. Based on the investigation, detectives believe the child was burned as a result of a spill sometime during the evening hours on October 8.
Detectives located evidence Jennelle and Jeremy returned to their residence in the early morning hours on October 9. Detectives located further evidence that despite being aware of the life-threatening injuries the victim sustained, Jeremy and Jennelle intentionally waited approximately 14 hours to take the victim to the hospital. Doctors and medical staff concluded the failure to provide the victim with immediate medical attention caused additional harm to the victim. Doctors also concluded the aforementioned subjected the victim to additional pain and suffering.
On October 20, detectives arrested Jennelle and Jeremy. Jennelle and Jeremy were booked into the Butte County Jail for a felony count of child abuse. Jennelle and Jeremy are scheduled to be arraigned at the Butte County Superior Court on Thursday, October 22, at 3 PM. The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with additional information about this investigation to contact Detective Mary Barker or Detective Zach Price at 530-538-7671.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2020 /Number of views (14) /Categories: Press Release
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Butte County Sheriff’s Office Announces Arrest Related to Shooting Investigation

October 13, 2020

Butte County Sheriff’s Office Announces Arrest Related to Shooting Investigation
Oroville, CA – On October 11, 2020, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) responded to a report of a shooting at a residence located near the 5300 block of Margo Lane, Oroville. Deputies arrived and determined a 12-year-old victim had been shot. The 12-year-old victim was transported to a local hospital, and later transferred by helicopter to a Sacramento area hospital. The 12-year-old victim is currently in stable condition.
Deputies and detectives spent the last two days conducting an investigation. Based on the investigation, detectives determined a 16-year-old juvenile shot the 12-year-old victim. The 16-year-old juvenile was booked at the Butte County Juvenile Hall on felony charges related to the shooting. On October 12, detectives served a search warrant related to the shooting investigation at a residence located in the 300 block of Lausen Street, Oroville.
Based on the fact this is an ongoing investigation involving a juvenile victim and juvenile suspect, the Sheriff’s Office is not releasing further details about the investigation at this time. The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with additional information about this investigation to contact Detective Jason Miller or Detective Zach Price at 530-538-7671.
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Tuesday, October 13, 2020 /Number of views (39) /Categories: Press Release
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Gold Country Casino Robbery Investigation Update

October 7, 2020
UPDATE
During the follow-up investigation, Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) detectives determined bank/credit cards were also taken from the victim during the robbery. BCSO detectives located evidence that after the robbery, Jeremy Bowman, age 32 of Yuba City, conspired with Daniel Braziel to charge approximately $1,000 on the victim’s bank/credit cards. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Bowman, and a search warrant for Bowman’s residence, which is located in the 1700 block of Sandpiper Drive, Yuba City.
On October 6, BCSO detectives and personnel from the Sutter County Sheriff’s Office served the search warrant. During the execution of the search warrant Bowman was located, placed under arrest, and later booked into the Butte County Jail for a felony count of identity theft and a misdemeanor count of possession of stolen property. Detectives located evidence at Bowman’s residence showing Bowman was the individual who used the victim’s bank/credit cards. Detectives also located numerous other illegal items to include heroin, stolen property, and ammunition.

October 1, 2020

Butte County Sheriff’s Office Announces Arrests Related to Robbery Investigation
Oroville, CA – On September 29, 2020, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) began investigating a robbery that occurred at Gold Country Casino, Oroville. Deputies determined an elderly victim was gambling at the casino and won a significant amount of money. The victim placed the money in her wallet and sat down at a gaming machine. A male, later identified as Daniel Braziel of Marysville, age 30, approached the victim. Braziel pushed the victim and used physical force to take money and other property from the victim.
Deputies and detectives worked with Gold Country Casino staff and obtained video surveillance which captured portions of the robbery. After the robbery Braziel ran to the casino parking lot and got into the passenger seat of a vehicle being driven by a female. Based on the video surveillance, deputies and detectives identified the female as Regina Brito of Marysville, age 49. Brito is Braziel’s mother. During the investigation detectives located evidence Brito assisted with the robbery.
On September 30, detectives obtained arrest warrants for Braziel and Brito. Detectives also obtained a search warrant for a residence located in Olivehurst. With the assistance of the Yuba County Sheriff’s Office, detectives served the search warrant. During the service of the search warrant detectives located the vehicle Brito was driving during the robbery.
After serving the search warrant detectives contacted and placed Brito under arrest at an apartment in Linda. During the arrest of Brito detectives located property that was taken during the robbery. Later in the evening, detectives located Braziel driving a vehicle in the Linda area. Braziel was contacted and placed under arrest without incident. During the arrest and subsequent interview with Braziel, detectives located additional evidence related to the robbery.
On the evening of September 30, Braziel and Brito were booked into the Butte County Jail for felony counts of robbery and elder abuse. Braziel and Brito are scheduled to be arraigned at the Butte County Superior Court on Friday, October 2, at 3 PM. The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with additional information about this investigation to contact Detective Tristan Harper at 530-538-7671.
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Wednesday, October 07, 2020 /Number of views (51) /Categories: Press Release
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Firearms Recovered Following Biggs Arrest

October 7, 2020
Firearms Recovered Following Biggs Arrest
Biggs, CA – On October 6, 2020, shortly after 7:30 AM, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) responded to the 400 block of Justeson Road in Gridley for a reported assault with a firearm. BCSO deputies arrived on scene and learned that William Manes III, a 40-year-old Biggs resident, initiated an argument with a victim at the location. According to the victim and witnesses, during the course of the argument, Manes produced a firearm and used it to verbally and physically threaten the victim. Manes eventually left the location with the loaded firearm.
Deputies and detectives conducted follow-up, obtained an arrest warrant for Manes, and a search warrant for Manes’ residence. In the late afternoon of October 6, 2020, deputies and detectives from the BCSO Felony Investigations Unit served the search warrant at Manes’ residence, which is located in the 300 block of Aleut Street in Biggs. Several loaded firearms, including the one used during the altercation in Gridley, were recovered and removed from the property. William Manes III was taken into custody and booked at the Butte County Jail for felony charges of assault with a firearm, criminal threats, using a firearm in the commission of a felony, and a misdemeanor charge of exhibiting a firearm.
Manes’ bail was set at $163,000. Manes is scheduled to be arraigned at the Butte County Superior Court on Friday, October 09, at 3 PM. The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with additional information about this investigation to contact Detective William Brewton or Deputy Brad Buchwalter at 530-538-7671.
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Wednesday, October 07, 2020 /Number of views (56) /Categories: Press Release
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Butte County Sheriff’s Office Announces Arrests Related to Robbery Investigation

October 1, 2020

Butte County Sheriff’s Office Announces Arrests Related to Robbery Investigation
Oroville, CA – On September 29, 2020, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) began investigating a robbery that occurred at Gold Country Casino, Oroville. Deputies determined an elderly victim was gambling at the casino and won a significant amount of money. The victim placed the money in her wallet and sat down at a gaming machine. A male, later identified as Daniel Braziel of Marysville, age 30, approached the victim. Braziel pushed the victim and used physical force to take money and other property from the victim.
Deputies and detectives worked with Gold Country Casino staff and obtained video surveillance which captured portions of the robbery. After the robbery Braziel ran to the casino parking lot and got into the passenger seat of a vehicle being driven by a female. Based on the video surveillance, deputies and detectives identified the female as Regina Brito of Marysville, age 49. Brito is Braziel’s mother. During the investigation detectives located evidence Brito assisted with the robbery.
On September 30, detectives obtained arrest warrants for Braziel and Brito. Detectives also obtained a search warrant for a residence located in Olivehurst. With the assistance of the Yuba County Sheriff’s Office, detectives served the search warrant. During the service of the search warrant detectives located the vehicle Brito was driving during the robbery.
After serving the search warrant detectives contacted and placed Brito under arrest at an apartment in Linda. During the arrest of Brito detectives located property that was taken during the robbery. Later in the evening, detectives located Braziel driving a vehicle in the Linda area. Braziel was contacted and placed under arrest without incident. During the arrest and subsequent interview with Braziel, detectives located additional evidence related to the robbery.
On the evening of September 30, Braziel and Brito were booked into the Butte County Jail for felony counts of robbery and elder abuse. Braziel and Brito are scheduled to be arraigned at the Butte County Superior Court on Friday, October 2, at 3 PM. The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with additional information about this investigation to contact Detective Tristan Harper at 530-538-7671.
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Thursday, October 01, 2020 /Number of views (33) /Categories: Press Release
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