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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.

Burglary at Training Grounds Prompts Joint Investigation

BURGLARY AT TRAINING GROUNDS PROMPTS JOINT INVESTIGATION

On Saturday, April 18, a burglary occurred at the Butte County Sheriff’s Office Posse Grounds and Range and the CAL FIRE/Butte County Fire Training Grounds located on Openshaw Road off Highway 149. 

Items taken in the burglary include rescue and emergency equipment and construction equipment. The value of the equipment is estimated to be $30,000.00.

This crime is being jointly investigated by BCSO and CAL FIRE. If you have any information regarding this crime, please contact BCSO Detective Freeman at (530)538-7671.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015 /Number of views (4) /Categories: Press Release
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 /Number of views (28) /Categories: Press Release
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CHP INVESTIGATES DEPUTY SHERIFF INVOLVED ACCIDENT

Oroville, Ca—At approximately 5:20 PM today, while responding to a call for service, a deputy sheriff was involved in a collision with another vehicle in the 2800 block of Olive Highway in Oroville, CA. Officers from Oroville Police Department arrived to assist with traffic control until officers from The California Highway Patrol arrived and assumed those duties. The California Highway Patrol took the responsibility for investigating the traffic collision. Fire and medics also responded to the scene. All parties were taken to Oroville Hospital with minor complaints of pain. The involved deputy went to Oroville Hospital in an abundance of caution and is expected to be treated and released. Any witness to the collision is encouraged to contact The California Highway Patrol. All further inquiries should be directed to The California Highway Patrol, as well.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 /Number of views (13) /Categories: Press Release
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Attempted Kidnapping

 April 14, 2015

Oroville, CA - On April 12, 2015, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office received a report from the 500 block of Shasta Avenue, Oroville, CA, stating that a white male adult in his 30’s, later identified as Jeffery Michael Lane, age 32, from Oroville, CA,  attempted to kidnap her two children, ages 10 and 11 years old.  When confronted by the mother of the children, Lane drove off in a green 1996 Ford van.  On April 14, 2015, Lane was arrested by Butte County Probation Officers in Oroville and the vehicle located.  After further investigation, Lane has been charged with two counts of attempted kidnapping.  Lane was booked into the Butte County Jail with a no bail probation hold, as well as a bail amount of $1 million for the attempted kidnapping charges.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Butte County Sheriff’s Detective Jason Miller at 530-538-7671. 

 

 

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For more information, please contact

BCSO Media Liaison Miranda Bowersox

530.538.5384, 530.990.6949

Mmcafee-bowersox@buttecounty.net

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 /Number of views (16) /Categories: Press Release
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Missing Person Tristian Lucero

April 8, 2015

 

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate Tristian Lucero, who has been missing since April 5, 2015.  Tristian is 19 years old and he was last contacted by telephone on the afternoon of Sunday 04-05-2015. Tristian told a friend over the telephone that he had been lost in the woods for several hours and had no idea where he was. Tristian mentioned he was walking along the flumes in an area where the flumes had recently had repair work performed. Tristian also mentioned he had just walked over a “grate.” Tristian hasn’t been heard from or seen since this telephone conversation on Sunday afternoon. The area Tristian is believed to have been are between the bridge at “Whiskey Flats” off of Jordan Hill Road in Magalia, and the Dean Road area of Paradise. His family and friends are very concerned for his wellbeing.

An associate of Tristian’s left him in the woods in the early morning hours of 04-05-2015 to find help. An unknown male citizen located this person at an unknown location and gave him a ride home. This citizen was said to be driving a blue Samurai and had a female passenger with him. The Butte County Sheriff’s Office would like to speak with these two individuals to gain information as to the location they found Tristian’s friend.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Freeman at the Butte County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Unit at 530-538-7671.

 

 

 

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For more information, please contact

BCSO Media Liaison Miranda Bowersox

530.538.5384, 530.990.6949

Mmcafee-bowersox@buttecounty.net

 

 

Wednesday, April 08, 2015 /Number of views (71) /Categories: Press Release
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