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Sheriff Kory L. HoneaThe 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 DEPUTIES SAVE CHRISTMAS FOR VICTIM OF RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY

December 17, 2016

BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DEPUTIES SAVE CHRISTMAS FOR VICTIM OF RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY

 

Chico, Ca--On 12/16/16, at approximately 4:40 p.m., Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) deputies responded to a residence on Wells Island Road, in Chico, for an extensive burglary to a residence.  The homeowner had just arrived home and found her house had been broken into with items missing.  Items taken from the residence included a television, desk top computer, 2 iPads, a large amount of miscellaneous jewelry, miscellaneous household items, antiques, miscellaneous electronics, as well as numerous wrapped Christmas presents from under the Christmas tree. 

 

At approximately the same time, other BCSO deputies were dispatched to the area of Centerville Road at Nimshew Run Road, after receiving reports of two male subjects outside a maroon colored SUV opening Christmas presents.  The reporting party stated the subjects became nervous when they saw him, and left heading down Centerville Road.  Deputies responded to the area and, after an extensive search, located the maroon SUV hidden under a pile of brush and wood pallets.  The vehicle was unoccupied at the time.  Additional deputies responded to the area and located a male subject later identified as Joshua Olson.  Olson admitted to being in the maroon SUV along with a second subject, James Rogers, who was not located. 

 

A search of the vehicle was conducted by deputies.  The vehicle contained numerous items of property, including a television, desktop computer, 2 iPads, jewelry, numerous household items, and wrapped Christmas presents. Deputies also located 8.8 grams of methamphetamine, along with multiple syringes used to inject controlled substances. There was also paperwork in the vehicle with the same address of the residence on Wells Island Road where the residential burglary had just been reported, indicating the property was taken from that address. Deputies contacted the victim of the burglary, and found that the property in the SUV matched the property that was taken from her residence.  Deputies collected the property and returned it to the victim, including the wrapped Christmas presents.  The total value of items returned to the victim was approximately $16,000.

Sunday, December 18, 2016 /Number of views (644) /Categories: Press Release

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Arson Fire and Burglary Arrest

Arson Fire and Burglary Arrest

On 12-12-16 at about 10:40 A.M., firefighters from Butte County Fire responded to a structure fire on Arbol Drive near Olive Highway in Oroville. Butte County Fire suppressed the fire and determined that the cause of the fire was arson. Fire investigators also determined that the residence had been burglarized. A Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) deputy was dispatched to the scene to investigate the burglary.
When the deputy arrived, he determined that both the residence and detached garage had been burglarized. While searching a wooded area near the home for evidence, the deputy located a significant amount of property stolen from the residence. The deputy also located an ATV stolen from the victim’s garage.
While searching the area around the ATV, the deputy located Richard Thomas Harris, age 33, of Montesano, Washington hiding in a brush pile. Harris was detained and was found to be in possession of a stolen handgun, ammunition and other property from the residence. Harris was also found to be in possession of property stolen out of Medford, Oregon as well as methamphetamine related paraphernalia.
While being detained, Harris threatened to harm deputies and their families upon his release from jail.
Harris was arrested for 2 counts of burglary, arson, vehicle theft, felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, obstructing or resisting executive officers, possession of stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia and an outstanding warrant from Placer County, California. Harris is being held without bail due to his warrant.
An estimated $38,000 worth of stolen property was returned to the victims. The value of the extensive damage to their home has not yet been assessed.
This investigation is ongoing in the attempt to locate the owners of other identified stolen property.
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BCSO Community Relations Unit
(530) 871-9440
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 /Number of views (515) /Categories: Press Release
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BCSO DETECTIVES ARREST CHICO MAN ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES

December 9, 2016
BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DETECTIVES ARREST CHICO MAN ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES

Chico, Ca—On December 9, 2016, Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) detectives arrested Daniel Lane, age 25, of Chico, for possession and distribution of child pornography. Lane was booked into the Butte County Jail with bail set at $45,000.
Anyone with information in regards to Lane, that might be relevant to this investigation, is encouraged to contact BCSO Detective Jason Miller at (530) 538-7671.


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530.871.9440


Friday, December 09, 2016 /Number of views (697) /Categories: Press Release
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BCSO Deputies Respond to Suicidal Subject

December 2, 2016

BCSO DEPUTIES RESPOND TO SUICIDAL SUBJECT

Oroville, Ca—On November 30th, 2016, at 12:05 p.m., Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) deputies responded to a report of a suicidal subject at a residence on D Street in Oroville. Deputies arrived to find the subject, whose name is being withheld out of respect for his privacy, on his front porch holding a butcher knife to his chest. It became apparent the subject was in crisis and intent upon committing suicide.
BCSO Deputies, Crisis Team Negotiators, a Chaplin and a Butte County Behavioral Health Department Clinician, who was able to respond to the scene, spoke to the subject for nearly 3 hours. During that period of time, they made significant efforts to de-escalate the situation. Some progress was made, but the subject remained steadfast in his refusal to surrender and be transported to the hospital. At one point, the subject moved the knife away from his chest and stuck it into the seat of the bench he was sitting on. However, he remained within six inches, and the knife was in his immediate reach. Concerned that the subject would re-arm himself with the butcher knife, deputies used that window of opportunity to subdue the subject with a Taser. The tactic was successful and the subject was taken into custody without significant injury to him or the deputies on scene.

The quick and thoughtful actions of deputies and behavioral health personnel on scene, helped save the subject’s life. The subject was transported to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation and treatment.
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BCSO Community Relations Unit
(530) 871-9440


Friday, December 02, 2016 /Number of views (617) /Categories: Press Release
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Assault with a Deadly Weapon

On November 30, 2016, at approximately 9:20 pm, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office received a phone call from a citizen reporting there were two vehicles in an orchard on Grape Way at Meridian Road in Chico.  The reporting party stated the occupants of the vehicles appeared to be shooting at each other.  

Deputies arrived and found one vehicle still in the orchard.  The vehicle’s engine was running and the vehicle was unoccupied.  The vehicle had at least two bullet holes and a small amount of blood was located on the ground.
  
Deputies, CHP patrol units and a CHP helicopter checked the area for injured persons but were unable to find anyone.  

The situation is under investigation.  The Sheriff’s Office is urging anyone who may have additional information regarding this incident to contact BCSO Investigations or the Watch Commander at (530) 538-7321 or 891-2711.

Thursday, December 01, 2016 /Number of views (684) /Categories: Press Release
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