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BCSO DEPUTIES ARREST THREE IN FRAUDULENT CHECK CASE

January 17, 2018
BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DEPUTIES ARREST THREE IN FRAUDULENT CHECK CASE

Chico, Ca--On 01/15/18, at approximately 9:45AM, Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Deputies were dispatched to the California Check Cashing Stores location at 1456 Mangrove Ave, in Chico. BCSO Deputies responded to the business in the City of Chico due to a subject attempting to cash a fraudulent check from a business that is located outside the city limits, in Butte County.
Llano Seco Rancho was notified that someone was attempting to cash one of their checks at the check cashing store. The amount of the check was $968.67. The subject attempting to cash the check left prior to the arrival of BCSO Deputies. The male subject possibly panicked when the store manager stated he had to verify the validity of the check. Llano Seco then contacted BCSO, because Feather Falls Casino had previously contacted them stating multiple checks with their business name were attempted to be cashed over the weekend.
BCSO Deputies conducted an investigation, which led them to a residence on Magnolia Avenue, in Chico. BCSO Deputies contacted Markee Harris, Victoria Johnson and Jessica Jimenez at the residence. Harris was identified as the subject who attempted to cash the check. Harris admitted to attempting to cash the check as well as to cashing a fraudulent check at the Gold Country Casino for over $1,000 a couple days prior. Victoria Johnson admitted to cashing a check a couple days prior at the Wal-Mart Store in Chico for $1,108. The trio also attempted to cash multiple checks at the Feather Falls Casino, but were turned down there. It is believed that Jessica Jimenez printed the checks and conspired with Victoria and Markee to cash the checks for her.
During a consent search of the residence, BCSO Deputies located printing machines, blank checks, and numerous fraudulent checks printed with different business names on them. BCSO Deputies also located evidence that the subjects were attempting to counterfeit U.S. paper currency.
Jessica Leah Jimenez, DOB 08/04/82, was arrested for 4 counts of 476(a) PC (check fraud), 182(a) PC (conspiracy), 487 PC (grand theft) and 530.5 PC (identity theft). Her total bail was set at $105,000.


Markee Leon Harris, DOB 12/11/1974, was arrested for 2 counts of 476(a) PC (check fraud), 182(a) PC (conspiracy), 487 PC (grand theft), 530.5 PC (identity theft), 11377(a) H&S (possession of a controlled substance) and 11364 H&S (possession of controlled substance paraphernalia. His bail was set at $96,000.

Victoria Marie Johnson, DOB 05/19/1982, was arrested for 476(a) PC (check fraud), 182(a) PC (conspiracy), 487 PC (grand theft) and 530.5 PC (identity theft). Her bail was set at $60,000.

All three subjects were booked into the Butte County Jail. If anyone or any business has information regarding this case or has been a victim of fraudulent checks associated to these three subjects, please contact Deputy Galvez or Sgt. Brazzi at the Butte County Sheriff’s Office (530)538-7322.
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BCSO Community Relations Unit
530.871.9440
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 /Number of views (31) /Categories: Press Release
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UPDATE: BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE DETECTIVES RULE BERRY CREEK DEATH A HOMICIDE

January 10, 2018
UPDATE: BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DETECTIVES RULE BERRY CREEK DEATH A HOMICIDE
Berry Creek, Ca—Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) detectives continue to investigate a suspicious death in Berry Creek. Deputies responded to a call regarding a suspicious death in the area of Black Bear Rd on January 4, 2018 at 3:00PM. BCSO Investigations unit responded and an investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Due to evidence located at the scene, BCSO detectives have ruled the death a homicide. The victim has been identified as William Chrisman, age 68, from Berry Creek.
Detectives have not identified a motive or suspect, and the relationship between the victim and the suspect/s is unknown at this time; however detectives do not believe this incident to be a random act of violence.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the BCSO Investigations Unit at 538-7671.
Initial Press Release 1/5/18: On January 4, 2018, at 3:00PM, Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Deputies responded to a report of a suspicious death in the 200 block of Black Bear Road in Berry Creek.
Due to evidence at the scene, the death was ruled suspicious in nature. BCSO Investigations Unit responded to the scene and an investigation is ongoing at this time.
In an effort to protect the integrity of the investigation, limited information is available. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the BCSO Investigations Unit at 530-538-7671.
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BCSO Community Relations Unit
530.871.9440
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 /Number of views (55) /Categories: Press Release
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BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DEPUTIES RESPOND TO REPORT OF SUSPICIOUS DEATH

January 5, 2018

BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DEPUTIES RESPOND TO REPORT OF SUSPICIOUS DEATH

Berry Creek, Ca—On January 4, 2018, at 3:00PM, Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Deputies responded to a report of a suspicious death in the 200 block of Black Bear Road in Berry Creek.

Due to evidence at the scene, the death was ruled suspicious in nature. BCSO Investigations Unit responded to the scene and an investigation is ongoing at this time.

In an effort to protect the integrity of the investigation, limited information is available. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the BCSO Investigations Unit at 530-538-7671.
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For information, please contact
BCSO Community Relations Unit
530.871.9440

Friday, January 05, 2018 /Number of views (62) /Categories: Press Release
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BCSO DEPUTIES CANCEL PURSUIT WITH WANTED SUBJECT IN THE INTEREST OF PUBLIC SAFETY

January 1, 2018

BCSO DEPUTIES CANCEL PURSUIT WITH WANTED SUBJECT IN THE INTEREST OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Chico, Ca--On 01/01/18, at approximately 4:30 PM,  Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) deputies attempted to serve an arrest warrant on Ryan Scott Rash, DOB 10/04/1987.  Rash was wanted on a Felony warrant out of Butte County for 4024.2(c) PC, failing to complete the Butte County SWAP program.  Deputies attempted contact with him outside a residence on Jasper Way in Chico.  Rash fled on foot, then got into a black Infinity two-door sports car with an unknown license plate.  The vehicle had passenger side door damage near the hinges.  
Deputies pursued the vehicle for approximately 1.5 miles through residential neighborhoods.  Deputies cancelled the pursuit due to the high speed, moderate to heavy traffic, and Rash’s complete disregard for public safety.  
Rash is wanted for the above stated Felony no bail warrant as well as for 2800.2(a) CVC (failing to yield with wanton disregard for public safety).  
Anyone with information regarding Ryan Rash’s whereabouts, is encouraged to contact BCSO Sgt. Josh Brazzi at 538-7321.  All reporting parties can remain anonymous. 
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BCSO Community Relations Unit
530.871.9440

Monday, January 01, 2018 /Number of views (74) /Categories: Press Release
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UPDATE: BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DETECTIVES CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE FOOTHILL MOBILE HOME PARK HOMICIDE

December 28, 2017
UPDATE: BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DETECTIVES CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE FOOTHILL MOBILE HOME PARK HOMICIDE
Oroville, Ca-- At approximately 8:00 PM, on December 25, 2017, Butte County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) received reports of shots fired in the area of Foothill Mobile Home Park in Oroville.
BCSO Deputies responded to the scene and located an adult male, with multiple gunshot wounds, lying in the street in front of a residence inside Foothill Mobile Home Park. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Due to the suspicious nature of the incident, BCSO Investigations Unit responded and is actively investigating the incident as a homicide.
The motive for the shooting remains under investigation at this time. BCSO Detectives do not believe this incident to be a random act of violence. Based on evidence at the scene, it appears the victim may have known the shooter; however, a suspect has not yet been identified.
The victim has been identified as 26 year old Salvador Fuentes, of Oroville.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the BCSO Investigation Unit at 538-7671.
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Thursday, December 28, 2017 /Number of views (72) /Categories: Press Release
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