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.

Home Invasion Robbery

Oroville, CA – On 5/20/15 at approximately 2239 hours Butte County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a robbery call at a residence on Lower Wyandotte Road in Oroville. The three victims of the residence were robbed by four Suspects. Two of the suspects were armed with semi-automatic handguns. The suspects stole 11 pounds of marijuana then fled the scene in a silver Infinity SUV. Butte County dispatch immediately notified neighboring agencies of vehicle and suspects descriptions.

On 5/20/15 at about 2324 hours, Butte County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Yuba County Sheriff’s Office reporting their deputies had a silver Infiniti SUV stopped on McGowan Parkway in Olivehurst CA,. The Infiniti was occupied by four male adults matching the suspect’s descriptions.   Yuba County Deputies photographed the vehicle and suspects and forwarded the photos to Butte County Deputies after which the victims were able to positively identify the vehicle and suspects. Two semi-automatic handguns and the stolen marijuana were recovered from the suspect’s vehicle. The suspects were arrested by Yuba County Sheriff’s Deputies and turned over to Butte County Sheriff’s Detectives and booked into Butte County Jail.

The suspects are identified as: Sean Connery Anderson Jr. DOB 1/20/88 from Vallejo CA. Jamie Laray Wallace Jr. DOB 9/9/87 from Oakland CA. Jamon Lamar Blincoe DOB 9/20/94 from Oakland CA. Dashun Darnell McMurry DOB 8/25/92 from Tracy CA. All four were booked on charges of robbery, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of marijuana for sale. The bail amount for all four is set at $95000.00.

For more information, please contact

BCSO Media Liaison Miranda Bowersox

(530) 538-5384
Friday, May 22, 2015 /Number of views (41) /Categories: Press Release

Butte County Sheriff’s Office Investigating a Possible Abduction from North Chico

May 6, 2015


On May 5, 2015 at approximately 10:15 PM, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Kwikee Food Mart located at 3990 Esplanade, in the unincorporated part of Chico, California.  The reporting party stated that two white males, one of whom was in his twenties, were with a white female adult, believed to be in her early twenties.  The female was originally with the individuals in the white van, but attempted to walk away.  One of the males then went after the female and grabbed her by the clothing and forced her back into the van.  The vehicle left the area and was last seen headed south on Esplanade towards Chico.  The relationship between the involved parties is unknown.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Jason Hail at 530-538-7671.


Wednesday, May 06, 2015 /Number of views (88) /Categories: Press Release

Beehive thefts

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous reports over the past few months for beehive thefts. The theft of beehives has continued to grow over the past few years costing local beekeepers and local agriculture in Butte County tens of thousands of dollars every year. The California State Beekeepers Association has a $10,000 reward for individuals that provide information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for the theft of beehives.

There was a recent theft reported in April of 2015 when approximately 150 small white queen nucleuses (Miniature bee boxes used for raising queen bees) where stolen from the area of Highway 99 and Estates Drive in Chico, CA. These boxes were all marked with a brand containing unique identifying numbers associated to the owners. The numbers on the boxes and equipment are “42-14” as shown in the attached picture.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to call 530-538-7671 if they have information that might assist in the investigation of the previous beehive thefts or the current theft of the queen nucleuses. The public’s assistance is greatly appreciated and often the key to solving agricultural theft cases.


Tuesday, May 05, 2015 /Number of views (74) /Categories: Press Release


Oroville, Ca-- On Tuesday, May 5th at 9:00am, the Butte County Board of Supervisors will read a resolution recognizing May 10-16 as National Police Week. Following the resolution, Butte County Sheriff's Office will present a brief memorial service for our fallen heroes. This event will take place at 10:30am at the BCSO Memorial Pond in front of the main Sheriff's Office. All BCSO personnel, whose duties permit, have been asked to attend, and an invitation has been extended to the families of our personnel who sacrificed their utmost in the line of service. We invite the media to join us as we honor and remember our fallen heroes.


For more information, please contact

BCSO Media Liaison Miranda Bowersox

530.538.5384, 530.990.6949

Monday, May 04, 2015 /Number of views (97) /Categories: Press Release

Burglary in Palermo

Oroville, CA -      On April 28, 2015, a citizen flagged down Deputy Brian Evans in Palermo to report some suspicious activity on Melvina Avenue. The citizen described a white Cadillac parked in front of a residence with 3 males carrying items from the house to the car. Deputy Evans was only a couple of blocks away and responded to the area immediately. The Cadillac was able to slip away prior to the deputy’s arrival. Deputy Evans investigated the home and it appeared that forced entry had been made with the contents of the home ransacked. Deputy Evans broadcast the description of the car over the radio and within moments Deputy Angelo Tavelli saw the car pulling into a residence on Lincoln Boulevard, about 5 miles away. Deputy Tavelli made contact with the occupants of the Cadillac and assisted Deputy Evans with the investigation. They determined that this was the same car and individuals that the citizen saw on Melvina Avenue and the car was filled with property from the house. All three occupants of the car, Anthony Skelly (DOB 11-18-87), Samuel Smiley (DOB 8-1-90) and Sean Smiley (DOB 4-19-94) were arrested for residential burglary and possession of stolen property. Sean Smiley had 2 additional arrest warrants from Oroville Police Department that were served and Anthony Skelly had the additional charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. All the recovered property will be safely stored at The Butte County Sheriff’s Office until the owner can make arrangements to retrieve it. The quick action of the citizen in recognizing the suspicious activity and reporting it to the deputy was instrumental in the successful arrest and recovery of property.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 /Number of views (103) /Categories: Press Release
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