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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.

SEARCH WARRANT ON ACACIA DRIVE IN OROVILLE LEADS TO ONE ARREST

October 11, 2018

SEARCH WARRANT ON ACACIA DRIVE IN OROVILLE LEADS TO ONE ARREST

Oroville, Ca--On October 10, 2018 members of the Butte County Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Unit served a search warrant in the 100 block of Acacia Drive Oroville after Oroville Police Officers located a butane honey oil lab.

Jonathan Vaughan, 34 of Oroville, was detained by Oroville Police Officers without incident.

As a result of the warrant, 22 marijuana plants, 216.07 pounds of processed marijuana, a butane honey oil lab, and several pounds of marijuana concentrate was confiscated.

Jonathan Vaughan was arrested and booked into the Butte County Jail on charges of manufacturing a controlled substance 11379.6(A) H&S a felony, cultivation of more than six marijuana plants 11358(c) H&S a misdemeanor, and possession of marijuana for sale 11359 H&S a misdemeanor.
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Thursday, October 11, 2018 /Number of views (57) /Categories: Press Release
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SEARCH WARRANT LEADS TO DISCOVERY OF BUTANE HONEY OIL LAB

October 11, 2018

SEARCH WARRANT LEADS TO DISCOVERY OF BUTANE HONEY OIL LAB

Butte County, Ca-- On October 04, 2018 members of the Butte County Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Unit served a search warrant on Chalair Drive in Concow, and Warren Road in Paradise.

During the service of the search warrant, Mark Hatch 47 of Concow, was detained without incident.

As a result of the warrant 371 marijuana plants, 27.24 pounds of processed marijuana, and a butane honey oil lab was seized.

Hatch was arrested and booked into the Butte County Jail on charges of Cultivation of Marijuana with environmental damage 11358(d)(3)(E) H&S a felony, Possession of Marijuana for sale 11359(b) H&S a Misdemeanor, and dumping a hazardous material near waterway 374.8(b) PC a Felony.

A second suspect is currently being sought in connection to the butane honey oil lab.

This case is ongoing, additional information will be released when it becomes available.
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Thursday, October 11, 2018 /Number of views (55) /Categories: Press Release
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SEARCH WARRANT ON LUMPKIN ROAD LEADS TO THREE ARRESTS

October 11, 2018

SEARCH WARRANT ON LUMPKIN ROAD LEADS TO THREE ARRESTS

Oroville, Ca--On October 01, 2018 members of the Butte County Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Unit served a search warrant in the 100 block of Lumpkin, Oroville.

During the service of the search warrant, Yolando Andrea 46 of Oroville, Somphone Buphaphan 57 or Fresno, Fouchoy Saephan 39 of Fresno, Mirinda Sanavongxay 38 of San Diego, Imande Stevens 39 or Oroville, and Paul Sayalath 63 of Fresno, were detained without incident.

As a result of the warrant 963 marijuana plants, 38.55 pounds of processed marijuana, three firearms, and 1.3 grams of methamphetamine was seized.

Somphone was arrested and booked into the Butte County Jail on charges of cultivation of marijuana 11358(C) H&S a Misdemeanor, possession of marijuana for sale 11359 (b) H&S a Misdemeanor, possession of methamphetamine 11377 (a) H&S a Misdemeanor, felon in possession of a firearm 29800(a)(1) PC a Felony, and felon in possession of ammunition30305(c)(1) PC a Felony.

Mirinda was arrested and booked into the Butte County Jail on charges of cultivation of marijuana 11358(C) H&S a Misdemeanor, possession of marijuana for sale 11359 (b) H&S a Misdemeanor, possession of methamphetamine 11377 (a) H&S a Misdemeanor, felon in possession of a firearm 29800(a)(1) PC a Felony, and felon in possession of ammunition30305(c)(1) PC a Felony.

Fouchoy was arrested and booked into the Butte County Jail on charges of cultivation of marijuana 11358(C) H&S a Misdemeanor, possession of marijuana for sale 11359 (b) H&S a Misdemeanor.
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Thursday, October 11, 2018 /Number of views (54) /Categories: Press Release
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UPDATE-Body Found by BCSO Search and Rescue Crews

UPDATE
Concow, CA- At approximately 3:30 Monday afternoon, BCSO, in conjunction with BCSO Search and Rescue, were conducting an aerial search and located a body in a canyon in the search area. BCSO detectives and BCSO Search and Rescue responded to the area to help with the recovery of the body, which has been positively identified as Robert Gonzales. The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released as it becomes available.
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October 8, 2018
Search Continues for Missing Chico Man
Concow, CA- On October 3, 2018, the Chico Police Department (CPD) received a report of a missing man, identified as Robert Gonzales, age 53, of Chico. Gonzales had been out of contact with his family members since October 1, 2018. Gonzales’ family members reported he was going to a friend’s property in the Big Bend area of Concow, which is located in the unincorporated area of Butte County. Family members advised that Gonzales was planning to stay on the property for a few days.
CPD referred the case to the Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) on October 4, 2018. BCSO patrol deputies then contacted the owner of the property, who advised that Gonzales was not there. On October 5, 2018, the case was assigned to BCSO detectives, who responded to the area in Concow to search for Gonzales and interview potential witnesses. On both October 6th and 7th, BCSO deputies responded to the area in Concow to follow-up on leads.
As of October 8, 2018, the investigation and search for Gonzales continues. BCSO is being assisted by the California Highway Patrol, who will be flying in the area to search for signs of Gonzales. Additionally, BCSO Search & Rescue members will be deployed along with BCSO deputies to search the rugged terrain in the area. BCSO detectives are treating this case as suspicious in nature, due to the family’s assertion that it is out of character for Gonzales to go so long without contacting them. BCSO detectives continue to follow-up on leads.
Gonzales is described as a Hispanic male, 5’8” tall, 180 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a dark jacket and tan pants. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact BCSO Detective Brewton at (530) 538-7671.
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Monday, October 08, 2018 /Number of views (46) /Categories: Press Release
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BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DEPUTY ARRESTS THREE IN CONNECTION WITH DRUG SALES TRANSACTION

October 4, 2018

BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DEPUTY ARRESTS THREE IN CONNECTION WITH DRUG SALES TRANSACTION

Released By: Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force Sergeant Sam Burnett

Oroville, Ca-- On October 2, 2018 at approximately 1:15AM, Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force (BINTF) was contacted by Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Deputy Bradley Buchwalter to assist with a drug sales case.  Deputy Buchwalter had contacted a group of people in the area of Wheeler Avenue and Upper Palermo Road in Oroville.  Deputy Buchwalter had been dispatched to this location on a report of gunshots being heard in the area.

Several people were contacted by Deputy Buchwalter. Daniel James Nott (age 43) was found to be in possession of a small amount of heroin. Nott was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance. Stacy Chiatovich (age 53) was found to be in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine as well as drug paraphernalia. Chiatovich was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Lindsey Ann Richardson AKA Clark (age 40) was determined to have an active warrant for her arrest and was also placed under arrest. 

Upon further investigation, Deputy Buchwalter located evidence indicating sales of a controlled substance; however, other than the small amount of heroin and methamphetamine, no substantial amounts were initially located.

Prior to entering the Butte County Jail, Richardson admitted to having additional controlled substances concealed inside her clothing. In total approximately 50 grams of heroin, 20.3 grams of methamphetamine and 28.1 grams of marijuana were located during this incident.  The typical dosage unit for heroin and methamphetamine is approximately 1 tenth of a gram per dose.  Based on this, Richardson possessed approximately 500 dosage units of heroin (a street value of approximately $5,000) and 200 dosage units of methamphetamine (a street value of approximately $800.00). 

Richardson is being held at the Butte County Jail for possession for sale of heroin, possession for sale of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and the outstanding arrest warrant with bail set at $90,000.00.

Chiatovich and Nott were booked into the Butte County Jail and later released with a notice to appear due to the fact that their charges were misdemeanors.

No evidence of any shots being fired was located throughout this investigation.

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