Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Jerry W. SmithThe 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.

Butte County Sheriff's Office Investigates Double Homicide in Oroville

7/20/16
BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATES DOUBLE HOMICIDE IN OROVILLE
Oroville, Ca—On Monday July 18th at approximately 8:30pm, Butte County Sheriff’s Office received multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting shots fired in the area of Cynthiann Lane in Oroville. BCSO Deputies responded and located 2 Black male adults suffering from gunshot wounds. Deputies performed life saving measures on the victims until medics arrived; however, both victims were declared deceased on scene.

BCSO investigations unit responded to the scene, and an investigation is ongoing. At this time, a suspect or a motive to the shooting has not been identified. BCSO Detectives are investigating the possibility of the incident being drug related. Detectives are currently following up on multiple leads.

Witnesses have reported a white sedan, possibly with a spoiler, leaving the area at a high rate of speed soon after the gun shots were heard. Detectives have investigated reports of similar looking vehicles, but have not located the vehicle involved in the shooting.

The victims, both from Oroville, have been identified as Mark Cummings, age 34, and Mark Fletcher age 53. Autopsies have been scheduled for later this week.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the BCSO Investigations Unit at 538-7671.

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For more information, please contact
BCSO PIO Miranda Bowersox
530.538.5384, 530.990.6949
Mmcafee-bowersox@buttecounty.net

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 /Number of views (85) /Categories: Press Release
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Butte County Sheriff's Office Responds to Report of Possible Pipe Bomb in Biggs

7/20/16
BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE RESPONDS TO REPORTS OF POSSIBLE PIPE BOMB IN BIGGS
Oroville, Ca— At approximately 7:00am this morning, Butte County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a suspicious looking device attached to a Pacific Gas and Electric gas line in the area of B Street and Hwy 99 in Biggs. Deputies responded to the scene and confirmed the device had characteristics similar to a pipe bomb.
The immediate area surrounding the suspicious looking device was evacuated, and Hwy 99 traffic was diverted onto nearby roads in the interest of safety. The Butte Interagency Bomb Squad responded to the scene along with representatives from PG&E.
Once on scene, representatives from PG&E advised that the suspicious looking device was a piece of PG&E equipment. At approximately 9:00am evacuations were lifted and roads were reopened. This situation could have been much worse, we’re thankful for alert citizens who report things that look suspicious.
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For more information, please contact
BCSO PIO Miranda Bowersox
530-538-5384, 530-990-6949
Mmcafee-bowersox@buttecounty.net
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 /Number of views (25) /Categories: Press Release
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BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SEES 500% INCREASE IN DROWNING INCIDENTS

BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SEES 500% INCREASE IN DROWNING INCIDENTS
OROVILLE, CA, -- Drowning incidents in Butte County have increased significantly this summer, up 500% from recent years. With the summer season still in full effect, Butte County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit & Search and Rescue would like to remind participants of water related activities to be vigilant about water safety by following these tips.
● Please Remember to Wear a Coast Guard Approved Lifejacket -- Failure to wear a personal floatation device increases the risk of drowning and water related tragedies.
● Respect the Force of Water – Water currents can be much stronger than anticipated.
● Respect the Varying Temperatures of Water -- Cold water can cause hypothermia to set in very quickly, and can immobilize even the best swimmers.
● Stay Sober -- Alcohol consumption can impair judgment, balance, and coordination. Staying sober decreases your chances of water related incidents.
● Use Caution- Even the best swimmers can drown.

We are lucky to live in an area that offers so many water related activities to escape the heat. BCSO Marine Unit & Search and Rescue hopes these tips will help to prevent any more water related tragedies this summer.
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For more information, please contact
BCSO PIO Miranda Bowersox
Mmcafee-bowersox@buttecounty.net
530-538-5384, 530-990-6949

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 /Number of views (29) /Categories: Press Release
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BCSO RESPONDS TO REPORT OF INJURED MAN IN ROADWAY

July 12, 2016
BCSO RESPONDS TO REPORT OF INJURED MAN IN ROADWAY
Oroville, Ca—On Friday, July 8th at 11:46am, Butte County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call from a citizen reporting there was an injured man lying in the intersection of St. Ives Way and Camelot Lane in Oroville, Ca. Deputies responded to the scene and located Danny Davidson, age 54, from Oroville. Life-saving efforts were performed on Davidson while deputies were on scene; however, Davidson was pronounced deceased at 12:48pm.
BCSO Investigations Unit responded to the scene and is currently conducting an investigation into this incident. An autopsy will be conducted this week. Additional information will be released as it becomes available. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the BCSO Investigations Unit at 538-7671.
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For more information, please contact
BCSO PIO Miranda Bowersox
Mmcafee-bowersox@buttecounty.net
530-538-5384, 530-990-6949
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 /Number of views (41) /Categories: Press Release
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Search Warrant service

On June 29th, 2016, Detectives with the Butte County Sheriff’s Office, Detectives from the Butte Inter Agency Taskforce, and Yuba County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant in the 150 block of Natchez Creek Road, Bangor. Aerial observations of the area by the Yuba County Sheriff’s Office revealed a large scale commercial marijuana grow on the border of Butte and Yuba County. It was later found to be within Butte County’s jurisdiction, however, due to the size of the marijuana grow, both agencies were involved with the eradication of the marijuana plants.

Upon service of the search warrant, it was found that an abandoned house on the property was being used as a “camp” by the suspects. Inside the home were areas being used to process marijuana as well as sleeping quarters with personal belongings.

Trails led from the home to the marijuana grow site and four different outdoor marijuana processing areas. Detectives eradicated a total of 5,274 marijuana plants that had a net weight of 3,880 pounds.

During the initial search of the marijuana garden, Rigoberto Ledesma Zavala, age 45 of Guanajuato, Mexico, was contacted and taken into custody. Located near Zavala was an AR-15 rifle with an 8” barrel. A thirty round magazine was located within the marijuana plants that matched the caliber of the rifle. A second suspect was in the marijuana garden, however he eluded capture in the heavy brush.

From evidence located in the garden it appears water was being diverted from nearby creeks and stored in an above ground swimming pool hidden with tarps and brush to hide it from aerial observations.

Rigoberto Zavala was arrested for the cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, possession of an assault rifle, possession of a short barreled rifle, felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, and armed in the commission of a felony. Zavala’s bail has been set at $195,000.00. Zavala also has a $300,000.00 felony warrant for dangerous drugs out of San Bernardino County, California.

 

Thursday, June 30, 2016 /Number of views (65) /Categories: Press Release
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