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.

 

 

 

  

Press Releases that were issued during the Camp Fire incident are here

BCSO INVESTIGATING PALERMO SHOOTING

October 17, 2022

BCSO INVESTIGATING PALERMO SHOOTING

On October 16, 2022, around 10:00 a.m., Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) deputies were dispatched to a report of an accidental shooting in Palermo. Deputies responded to the area and located a vehicle near the intersection of Lincoln Blvd. and Wyandotte Avenue. Deputies identified the driver of the vehicle as Cory Julian, age 30, of Palermo. Deputies determined Julian’s six-year-old child, who had been shot, was also inside the vehicle.
Deputies began providing first aid to the child. Paramedics responded and transported the child to a local hospital. Upon arrival at the hospital, doctors opined the child sustained life-threatening injuries. The child was stabilized and life flighted to an out of area hospital. The child is currently in stable condition.
Detectives conducted an investigation regarding the circumstances surrounding the shooting. Detectives determined the shooting occurred at Julian’s residence, which is located near the 1900 block of Kusel Road, Palermo. Detectives obtained a search warrant for Julian’s residence and located a firearm.
During the investigation, detectives located evidence that gave them cause to believe Julian was in possession of an illegally purchased firearm. On the morning of October 16, while under the influence of marijuana, Julian was attempting to manipulate the firearm. While manipulating the firearm, Julian caused the firearm to discharge one round which struck his child. Julian then attempted to drive his child to a local hospital. Julian was contacted by deputies at the intersection of Lincoln Blvd. and Wyandotte Avenue.
This is an ongoing investigation. When the investigation is completed it will be forwarded to the Butte County District Attorney’s Office for review. If anyone has information about this investigation, they are encouraged to call Detective Zach Price at 530-538-7671.
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Monday, October 17, 2022 /Number of views (4600) /Categories: Press Release
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BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SEARCHING FOR INMATE WHO ESCAPED FROM BUTTE COUNTY JAIL

Oroville, CA – On August 31, 2022, at approximately 6:20 PM, Correctional deputies discovered an inmate, Miles Michael Kenneth Bondley, age 34, had escaped from the Butte County Jail. It was determined Bondley escaped from a fully-enclosed, high security exercise yard between 5:30 PM and 6:20 PM on today’s date. Correctional staff are actively investigating to determine how Bondley managed to escape the yard. Deputies and local law enforcement agencies were notified of the escape and deputies immediately began a search for Bondley.   

Bondley is pending trial on numerous felony charges, including: Burglary, stalking, assault with a deadly weapon, attempted arson, victim/witness dissuasion, domestic violence, along with a Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) violation. 

Deputies, assisted by officers from multiple law enforcement agencies are actively searching for Bondley.  Bondley is further described as a 34-year-old white male, 5’10 / 170 lbs, with green eyes and brown hair. Bondley has tattoos, including the name “Linda” on the right side of his neck, and numerous tattoos on both lower arms.

Bondley has history in numerous areas of Butte County, including Oroville, Chico, Magalia and Paradise. Bondley should be considered dangerous. Anyone who believes they have seen Bondley should not approach him and should immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with further information on Bondley’s whereabouts should call BCSO at (530) 538-7322.

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 /Number of views (1095) /Categories: Press Release
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ONE PERSON ARRESTED DURING GRIDLEY SHOOTING INVESTIGATION


August 12, 2022

ONE PERSON ARRESTED DURING GRIDLEY SHOOTING INVESTIGATION

Gridley, CA- On August 12, 2022, at approximately 2:01 a.m., the Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) responded to a report of a shooting in the 200 block of Highway 99, Gridley. Upon arrival, deputies contacted a victim who had been shot. The victim was immediately transported to a local hospital where he received medical treatment and remains in critical condition.
During the investigation, detectives located evidence that gave them cause to believe Francisco Magana, age 35, of Gridley was involved in the shooting.
Detectives determined Magana was residing in an encampment located off HWY 99 outside Gridley. The BCSO SWAT Team responded to the encampment and attempted to arrest Magana. Magana fled the area on foot. With assistance from a BCSO helicopter, BCSO SWAT team members conducted an extensive search of the area surrounding the encampment. After an hour-long search, SWAT team members located Magana. Magana was placed under arrest for a felony count of home invasion robbery and for violating the terms and conditions of his parole.
This is an active, ongoing investigation. The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with additional information about this investigation to contact Detective Zach Price at 530-538-7671.
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Friday, August 12, 2022 /Number of views (3978) /Categories: Press Release
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NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT: TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2022

 

Butte County, CA- Neighborhoods throughout Butte County are invited to join over 38 million neighbors across 16 thousand communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide for National Night Out, Tuesday, August 2, 2022. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes strong police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live and work. Together, we are making that happen. From time to time, neighbors throughout Butte County and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on their front porch lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and law enforcement. Along with the traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, most communities celebrate National Night Out by hosting block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and other various community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and more.

National Project Coordinator, Matt Peskin said, “This is a night for our nation to stand together and promote awareness, safety, and neighborhood unity. National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement. When law enforcement and the community work closely together, some amazing things can happen.”

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) will be celebrating National Night Out, Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at Biggs Family Park, located at 8th and B Streets, Biggs. We would like to thank the Butte County Public Health Department, Valley Oak Children’s Services, CAL FIRE, the Butte County Farm Bureau, the City of Biggs and the Biggs United Methodist Church for partnering with us for this annual event.

Thursday, July 28, 2022 /Number of views (249) /Categories: Press Release
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BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SEARCHING FOR MISSING PERSON

July 14, 2022


BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SEARCHING FOR MISSING PERSON


Berry Creek, CA- On Wednesday, July 13, 2022, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) was contacted by a male who reported he went camping near the area of Bald Rock Trailhead near Bean Creek Road, Berry Creek. The male indicated he was accompanied by his 14-year-old son, and his friend who was identified as Christopher Stephenson, age 57, of Marysville. During the camping trip the male became separated from his 14-year-old son and Stephenson.

After receiving the call from the male, BCSO deputies responded to Berry Creek and began searching for the missing individuals. BCSO Search and Rescue personnel, BCSO Special Enforcement Unit Deputies, and a BCSO helicopter also responded to the area to assist with the search. On the evening of July 13, BCSO personnel located the missing 14-year-old victim near the bottom of a steep rock embankment. Deputies determined the 14-year-old victim was deceased. This remains an active and ongoing investigation.

BCSO personnel are currently in the Berry Creek area searching for Christopher Stephenson. A photograph of Stephenson is attached to this press release. Please contact the Butte County Sheriff’s Office at 530 538-7322 if you have any information on the whereabouts of Christopher.
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Thursday, July 14, 2022 /Number of views (5429) /Categories: Press Release
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