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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.

ARREST MADE IN OROVILLE STABBING INCIDENT

December 25, 2016

 

ARREST MADE IN OROVILLE STABBING INCIDENT

 

Oroville, Ca—On December 23rd at approximately 4:00 p.m., Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) received reports of a man approaching residences on Rosita Way in Oroville claiming to have been stabbed by his wife. BCSO deputies responded to the scene and located the subject who was suffering from a non-life threatening stab wound to the chest. The subject was transported to a local hospital for treatment and has since been released.

After further investigation, BCSO Deputies learned that the subject and his wife, Lisa Belyew, had been in a verbal argument that had turned physical in the backyard of their Rosita Way residence, ultimately resulting in Belyew stabbing the subject in the chest. Deputies also learned that Belyew was currently out on her own recognizance from Colusa County for assault with a deadly weapon, domestic violence, and destruction of property.

BCSO deputies arrested Belyew for assault with a deadly weapon, domestic violence, and committing a felony while out on her own recognizance. Belyew was booked into the Butte County Jail with bail set at $105,000.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call 538-7322.

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BCSO Community Relations Unit

530.871.9440

Sunday, December 25, 2016 /Number of views (1108) /Categories: Press Release
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Berry Creek Suspicious Death Investigation


On Monday, 12/19/16 at approximately 4:00pm, Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) deputies were dispatched to Bloomer Hill Road in Berry Creek after a utility worker found a deceased male adult on the property.
BCSO deputies and detectives arrived and found the body of a white male adult that appeared to have been there for several days. The body has not been positively identified and there were no obvious signs of foul play. An autopsy is scheduled for this week and detectives are investigating this as a suspicious death. Anyone with information is asked to call the BCSO investigations unit at 538-7671.
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BCSO Community Relations Unit
(530) 871-9440


Tuesday, December 20, 2016 /Number of views (1183) /Categories: Press Release
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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 (912) /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 (801) /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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Friday, December 09, 2016 /Number of views (1023) /Categories: Press Release
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