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.

Burglary in Chico


On March 27, 2015 at approximately 3:30 am, deputies responded to Kwikee Food Mart located at 3990 Esplanade in Chico as a result of call by a passerby, reporting the front door to the business appeared to be open. Deputies and Chico Police Officers responded to the scene and discovered the front door window was broken out. The side door to the business had been manipulated but not opened.

The suspect(s) stole two (2) cash registers from the business. One of the cash registers was later recovered by officers in a nearby field. An undisclosed amount of money was stolen during the burglary.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the circumstances of the burglary and urges anyone who might have information regarding burglary to contact Butte County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division or the watch commander at (530) 538-7321 or 891-2711.

Friday, March 27, 2015 /Number of views (0) /Categories: Press Release

Suspect Vehicle Located in Rose Avenue Homicide

UPDATED PRESS RELEASE March 20, 2015 AT 3:45 PM:

The suspect vehicle, a 1989 primer grey Chevy pick-up truck with a white or chrome tool box in the truck bed, California license plate 8E28926 has been located.  A citizen called in to the Chico Police Department at approximately 12:15 pm after seeing the vehicle parked in the area of 3rd Avenue and Oleander in Chico.  The vehicle was seized by Butte County Sheriff’s Detectives and will be processed for physical evidence.

Monday, March 23, 2015 /Number of views (19) /Categories: Press Release

Victim Identified in Rose Avenue Homicide

The victim of the homicide on Rose Avenue has been identified as 55 year old Cass Jean Edison from Chico, CA.  The 1989 Chevy truck is still outstanding.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Detective Ryan Gsell at 530-538-7671

Friday, March 20, 2015 /Number of views (30) /Categories: Press Release

BINTF 2014 Annual Report


Date: March 19, 2015

Contact: Commander Gary D. Keeler

On March 26, 2015, at 9:00 a.m., representatives from the Butte Interagency Narcotics

Task Force (BINTF) Board will be hosting a press conference in regards to the BINTF 2014

Annual Report. The press conference will be held at the Butte County Probation Department, 42

County Center Drive, Oroville, California.

A copy of the annual report will be available on CD or in print.

If you have any questions or need further information, please don’t hesitate to call. To

ensure enough copies of the annual report are available, please call BINTF at (530) 538-2261 to

advise the number of personnel that will be attending.

Thursday, March 19, 2015 /Number of views (21) /Categories: Press Release

Human remains found along Sacramento River

Chico, Ca- On Sunday, March 8, 2015 at approximately 12:00 pm, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office responded to an area along the west bank of the Sacramento River across from Scotty’s Landing after being informed by the California Department of Fish and Game that part of a human skull was exposed from the dirt.  A Fish and Game officer was working with his dog in the area and came across the remains. 

After confirming the location fell within Butte County, detectives responded along with Chico State Forensic Anthropologists to process the scene.  At this point, it appears the remains have been there for at least a year and is an older male.  The examination of the skeleton is still being conducted.  Detectives have been in contact with other agencies in an attempt to identify the decedent. 

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





For more information, please contact

BCSO Media Liaison Miranda Bowersox

530.538.5384, 530.990.6949

Thursday, March 19, 2015 /Number of views (19) /Categories: Press Release
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