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 Residential Burglary Arrests

March 13, 2020
Butte County Sheriff’s Office Announces Residential Burglary Arrests
Oroville, CA – Today the Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) announced the arrests of Luke Anderson, of Magalia, age 30 and Sadie Downs of Magalia, age 22. On December 23, 2019, deputies responded to a report of a residential burglary in the area of Carnegie Road, Magalia. Multiple tools were taken from the residence. Over the past two months, deputies and detectives located physical evidence related to this case. During the investigation, deputies also located stolen property at a residence in Magalia where Anderson and Downs resided.
On March 12, 2020, detectives interviewed Anderson and Downs at the Butte County Sheriff’s Office. Anderson and Downs were in custody at the Butte County Jail for charges not related to this investigation. During the interview Downs admitted to driving Anderson to the residence where the burglary occurred, so Anderson could commit the burglary. Downs also admitted to being in possession of a stolen generator from the burglary.
After the interviews were completed, Anderson and Downs were both placed under arrest for one felony count of residential burglary, and one felony count of possessing stolen property. The Sheriff’s Office is still investigating this case and additional arrests are anticipated.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information about this investigation to contact Detective Vaj Thao at 530-538-7671.
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Friday, March 13, 2020 /Number of views (197) /Categories: Press Release
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Butte County Sheriff’s Office Announces Residential Burglary Arrests

March 13, 2020
Butte County Sheriff’s Office Announces Residential Burglary Arrests
Oroville, CA – Today the Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) announced the arrests of Luke Anderson, of Magalia, age 30 and Sadie Downs of Magalia, age 22. On December 23, 2019, deputies responded to a report of a residential burglary in the area of Carnegie Road, Magalia. Multiple tools were taken from the residence. Over the past two months, deputies and detectives located physical evidence related to this case. During the investigation, deputies also located stolen property at a residence in Magalia where Anderson and Downs resided.
On March 12, 2020, detectives interviewed Anderson and Downs at the Butte County Sheriff’s Office. Anderson and Downs were in custody at the Butte County Jail for charges not related to this investigation. During the interview Downs admitted to driving Anderson to the residence where the burglary occurred, so Anderson could commit the burglary. Downs also admitted to being in possession of a stolen generator from the burglary.
After the interviews were completed, Anderson and Downs were both placed under arrest for one felony count of residential burglary, and one felony count of possessing stolen property. The Sheriff’s Office is still investigating this case and additional arrests are anticipated.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information about this investigation to contact Detective Vaj Thao at 530-538-7671.
Friday, March 13, 2020 /Number of views (166) /Categories: Press Release
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Butte County Sheriff’s Office Announces Residential Burglary Arrests

March 13, 2020
Butte County Sheriff’s Office Announces Residential Burglary Arrests
Oroville, CA – Today the Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) announced the arrests of Luke Anderson, of Magalia, age 30 and Sadie Downs of Magalia, age 22. On December 23, 2019, deputies responded to a report of a residential burglary in the area of Carnegie Road, Magalia. Multiple tools were taken from the residence. Over the past two months, deputies and detectives located physical evidence related to this case. During the investigation, deputies also located stolen property at a residence in Magalia where Anderson and Downs resided.
On March 12, 2020, detectives interviewed Anderson and Downs at the Butte County Sheriff’s Office. Anderson and Downs were in custody at the Butte County Jail for charges not related to this investigation. During the interview Downs admitted to driving Anderson to the residence where the burglary occurred, so Anderson could commit the burglary. Downs also admitted to being in possession of a stolen generator from the burglary.
After the interviews were completed, Anderson and Downs were both placed under arrest for one felony count of residential burglary, and one felony count of possessing stolen property. The Sheriff’s Office is still investigating this case and additional arrests are anticipated.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information about this investigation to contact Detective Vaj Thao at 530-538-7671.
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Friday, March 13, 2020 /Number of views (198) /Categories: Press Release
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Butte County Sheriff’s Office Announces Arrest of Oroville Resident for Illegal Sexual Contact with a Minor

March 13, 2020
Butte County Sheriff’s Office Announces Arrest of Oroville Resident for Illegal Sexual Contact with a Minor
Oroville, CA – Today the Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) announced the arrest of Timothy Gordon of Oroville, age 54. The arrest was the culmination of an investigation that began in April of 2019. Over the past ten months BCSO detectives conducted follow-up on this investigation. During the investigation Gordon was interviewed and denied the sexual abuse allegations. In February of 2020, BCSO detectives obtained DNA results related to this investigation from the California Department of Justice.
After obtaining the DNA evidence results, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Gordon. On February 28, Gordon was contacted in Oroville by detectives and placed under arrest. Gordon was interviewed a second time and confronted with the DNA evidence. During the second interview, Gordon admitted to sexually abusing the minor victim. Gordon was subsequently booked into the Butte County Jail for two felony counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a victim under 14, and one felony count of oral copulation with a victim under 14. Gordons’ bail was set at $200,000.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information about this investigation or with information about Gordon to contact Detective Brian Parsons at 530-538-7671.
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Friday, March 13, 2020 /Number of views (263) /Categories: Press Release
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BCSO School Resource Deputies Conduct K9 Search for Contraband

March 12, 2020
BCSO School Resource Deputies Conduct K9 Search for Contraband
On 03/11/2020, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) School Resource Deputy (SRD) team, with the assistance of department drug detection K9 “Chico,” conducted K9 searches at Gridley, Biggs, Esperanza, and Durham High Schools. The searches were targeted specifically towards the possession of illegal drugs and tobacco on the school campuses.
The SRDs have conducted similar searches this school year in the Oroville area. At each school three classrooms were randomly selected by the school administrators. The students were informed of the purpose of the search and given the opportunity to volunteer any contraband in their possession. The students were then asked to leave the room so Chico could conduct his search.
Chico sniffed the “free air” around the students’ backpacks and chairs. A school administrator was present for each of the “free air” searches. When Chico alerted on a backpack, the owner of the backpack was identified and asked to step into the room, away from the other students. The backpack was searched for contraband, and the student was asked to turn out their pockets.
The SRD team is very pleased to report that no illegal drugs were located during the searches. It should be noted that two vaping devices were located, as were three pocket knives. One student was arrested for assaulting school faculty during one of the searches.
The Sheriff’s Office would like to encourage parents to discuss the potential health dangers of illegal drug and tobacco use, as well as the potential issues that arise with the possession of prohibited substances at school.
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Thursday, March 12, 2020 /Number of views (148) /Categories: Press Release
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