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

CAMP FIRE UPDATE 2.21.19

February 21, 2019
CAMP FIRE UPDATE FEBRUARY 21, 2019

The updated numbers and statistics related to the Camp Fire are as follows: 

The fatality count stands at 85. 
The unaccounted for number stands at two. 
1 remains identified and Next of Kin notified
o Releasable name: Dorothy Lee-Herrera, 93 of Paradise
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Thursday, February 21, 2019 /Number of views (1039) /Categories: Press Release
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CAMP FIRE UPDATE FEBRUARY 7, 2019

February 7, 2019
CAMP FIRE UPDATE FEBRUARY 7, 2019
Butte County, Ca— Updated information regarding the Camp Fire is as follows: 
The fatality count for the Camp Fire dropped from 86 to 85 due to the fact that remains previously thought to be two individuals were recently identified as the same individual.
The unaccounted for number also dropped and now stands at two. Sacramento Police Department recently located John Demianew, who had been listed as unaccounted for after the Camp Fire. Demianew had an active warrant for his arrest and was taken into custody by Sacramento Police. 
Two remains have been identified and Next of Kin notified:
Chris Maltby, 69 of Paradise
Ronald Schenk, 75 of Paradise

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Thursday, February 07, 2019 /Number of views (1063) /Categories: Press Release
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SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY OBSERVED BY BCSO DEPUTIES IN MAGALIA RESULTS IN TWO ARRESTS

January 29, 2019
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY OBSERVED BY BCSO DEPUTIES IN MAGALIA RESULTS IN TWO ARRESTS
Magalia, Ca--On the evening of 01-26-19, Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) deputies observed suspicious activity in the parking lot of the Discount Liquor Store in Magalia. This business was destroyed during the Camp Fire. Deputies contacted two subjects who were associated with a vehicle in the parking lot. David Eugene Blood, 52 years old of Magalia, was recognized by the deputies from numerous prior contacts. David Blood was walking out of the burnt rubble of the store. The other subject, Kenneth Zimmerman, 51 years old of Magalia, was also well known to the deputies. Blood was in possession of property obviously stolen from the business.
Deputies conducted a search of Blood’s vehicle, locating a loaded 45 caliber handgun in Blood’s backpack. As deputies attempted to detain David Blood, he punched one of the deputies in the face. Blood also made threats to kill deputies. A brief fight between deputies and David Blood ensued. Both Blood and Zimmerman were detained and arrested.
David Blood was transported to the hospital for medical treatment before being booked at the jail. The deputy that was assaulted suffered an injury to his hand, which required treatment at the hospital.
David Blood was booked at the Butte County Jail for charges including: Obstructing/Resisting a Peace Officer with Force or Violence (Felony), Battery on a Peace Officer (Felony), Possessing a Loaded Concealed Firearm Within a Vehicle (Felony), Possession of an Open Container (Infraction), and Obstructing a Public Officer (Misdemeanor). His bail was set at $68,000.
Kenneth Wayne Zimmerman was booked at the Butte County Jail for Public Intoxication (Misdemeanor).
Further investigation revealed that David Blood is the subject of a restraining order and prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition. Additional charges for these felonies will be sought with the Butte County District Attorney’s Office.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 /Number of views (1091) /Categories: Press Release
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YARD SALE LEADS TO DISCOVERY OF STOLEN PROPERTY

January 29, 2019

YARD SALE LEADS TO DISCOVERY OF STOLEN PROPERTY

Chico, Ca--On the evening of 01-27-19, Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) deputies were notified by the victim of a theft, stating that he had located his stolen outboard boat motor in a photograph of a yard sale being held on the 10700 block of Lone Pine Ave in Chico. BCSO deputies conducted an investigation and learned that the resident at that location, Matthew Alexander Myers, age 33 of Chico, was on searchable probation.

BCSO Deputies went to the Lone Pine Ave. residence and conducted a probation search. The stolen outboard motor was located in the yard. Three firearms and ammunition were located in the residence. One of the firearms was confirmed to be stolen out of Glenn County. Deputies are working to identify the rightful owners of the other two firearms. The owners of these firearms will be contacted by deputies once they are identified. Deputies released the stolen outboard motor to its owner.

Myers was also in possession of methamphetamine smoking paraphernalia.

Matthew Alexander Myers was transported to the Butte County Jail where he was booked on numerous charges including: Possession of Stolen Property (Felony), Violation of Probation (Misdemeanor), Possession of a Smoking Device (Misdemeanor). Myers bail was set at $26,000.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office encourages you to take note of the serial numbers on your valuable property including engines, tools, firearms and electronics to aid in their identification and recovery should they be stolen.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 /Number of views (1112) /Categories: Press Release
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RED BLUFF ATTEMPTED MURDER LEADS DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING IN BUTTE COUNTY

January 28, 2019
RED BLUFF ATTEMPTED MURDER LEADS DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING IN BUTTE COUNTY
Butte County-- On January 28, 2019 at 12:21PM, Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) received a Be On The Lookout (BOLO) issued by the Red Bluff Police Department for a suspect identified as Richard Moulton, age 52, from Red Bluff. The suspect was wanted in connection to an attempted murder that occurred earlier that day. The BOLO advised the suspect was driving a maroon or red Ford F-150 with a license plate of 30987Z1.
According to detectives from the Red Bluff Police Department, the basis for the subject being wanted for attempted murder stemmed from a domestic violence incident involving the suspect’s estranged wife.
During that incident, the suspect allegedly arrived at the victim’s residence where an argument ensued. According to the victim, the suspect slapped her, bit her face, choked her, attempted to gouge out her eyes, and threatened to kill her. The suspect then went to his vehicle and obtained a hand gun, and forced the handgun into the victim’s mouth. The victim was able to get away, at which time the suspect allegedly fired nine shots in the direction of the victim, which ultimately impacted her residence. The suspect then fled the area in his vehicle.
The BOLO also indicated the subject may have been in Butte County. BCSO deputies spotted the suspect’s vehicle in the Durham area and began to follow it, requesting additional units before initiating a traffic stop. After additional units arrived, deputies attempted to stop the suspect; however the suspect fled, leading to a pursuit.
The preliminary information we have obtained indicates the pursuit ultimately ended at Hwy 162 and Aguas Frias Rd. at which time the suspect stopped his vehicle. The suspect then opened the door, turning sideways in the seat while looking in the direction of the deputies. The suspect brought out a handgun, then put the handgun to his head. The suspect then lowered the handgun and exited the vehicle, at which time the suspect raised the gun in the direction of the deputies, and shots were fired in response to that threat.
Life saving measures were initiated immediately, including CPR; however the suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The suspect has been identified as Richard Moulton, age 52, from Red Bluff.
The Butte County Officer Involved Shooting/Critical Incident Protocol Team is investigating the incident. Nine deputies were involved in the incident, all of which have been removed from the field and placed in administrative duties pending further evaluation and investigation.
We also have preliminary information that there were at least two civilian vehicles in the area before the shooting. We are requesting that anyone who witnessed this incident call BCSO at 538-7322.
Further details will be released as they become available.
Monday, January 28, 2019 /Number of views (1070) /Categories: Press Release
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