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BCSO Deputies Recover Thousands of Dollars in Stolen Property

Tuesday, January 17, 2017/Categories: Press Release

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Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) deputies and detectives have been actively investigating a burglary at Bamford Parts and Equipment located at 4288 Highway 70 in Oroville. The burglary occurred January 11, 2017, when more than $15,000 worth of property was stolen from the business. On January 16, 2017, BCSO deputies were dispatched to a property on the 6600 block of Pentz Road in Paradise after a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle involved in the burglary was seen in the area. Upon arrival, deputies contacted Jason Fowles, age 40, who is from Sacramento and currently on felony probation for grand theft. Deputies searched the property and located a significant amount of stolen property, including the property taken during the burglary of Bamford Parts and Equipment.

Four truckloads of stolen property, including three stolen firearms, were recovered that are believed to be linked to several burglaries in Butte County and the Sacramento area. Detectives are currently working to determine the owners of all the stolen property, and additional searches will be conducted that are believed to be linked to burglaries involving Fowles. Fowles was arrested on several charges including violation of probation, burglary, being in possession of stolen property, and grand theft. He is currently in the Butte County Jail with bail set at $207,000.

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