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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 SPECIAL ENFORCEMENT UNIT INVESTIGATES LARGE SCALE BUTANE HONEY OIL OPERATION IN CONCOW

July 14, 2018

BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SPECIAL ENFORCEMENT UNIT INVESTIGATES LARGE SCALE BUTANE HONEY OIL OPERATION IN CONCOW

Concow, Ca-- On July 11th, 2018 Law Enforcement from the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Butte County Sheriff’s Office attempted felony warrant service in the 5040 block of Big Bend Road, Concow. Upon service of the warrant, a large-scale butane honey oil operation was found.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Unit (SEU) took over the butane honey oil investigation. A search warrant for the property was obtained and served on July 11th, 2018. Upon service of the search warrant, approximately 10,000 empty butane cans were found on the property along with an active butane honey oil lab with finished hash oil.

A search of the property revealed one closed loop butane honey oil lab, eight stainless steel and eleven glass open blasting extraction tubes, and two vacuum purge oven to further refine butane honey oil. Other seized contraband included the following:

• 30.26 net pounds of finished butane honey oil
• 796.16 net pounds of processed marijuana
• 200 full 300ml butane cans

Arrested at the scene were the following:

Brent Lambert, age, 28 of Concow for felony manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of marijuana for sale, cultivation of marijuana, armed in the commission of a felony, and felony child endangerment. Bail is set at $271,000.00.

Robert Locke, age 31, of Concow for felony manufacturing a controlled substance, armed in the commission of a felony, and on a Del Norte County felony warrant for child pornography. Bail is set at $260,000.00.

Julia Lambert, age 28, of Concow for felony child endangerment. Bail is set at $15,000.00.

Margaret Noeske, age 47, of Concow for felony child endangerment. Bail is set at $15,000.00.

Three children were detained and removed from the home by Butte County Children’s Services: Age 7 months, 3 years, and 5 years.

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Saturday, July 14, 2018 /Number of views (229) /Categories: Press Release
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BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SPECIAL ENFORCEMENT UNIT SERVES SEARCH WARRANT IN OROVILLE

July 14, 2018

BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SPECIAL ENFORCEMENT UNIT SERVES SEARCH WARRANT IN OROVILLE

Berry Creek, Ca-- On July 11th, 2018 members of the Butte County Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Unit (SEU) served a search warrant in the 700 block of Lumpkin Road, Oroville.

Aerial reconnaissance of the area reveled several plots of marijuana being grown on the property, which appeared to be a commercial operation.

Upon service of the search warrant, a makeshift camp was located within a metal outbuilding. The camp included bedding, food supplies, and a camp stove. No suspects were located in the camp or on the property, however, the marijuana plants had been recently watered.

A total of 2,809 marijuana plants were eradicated from the property, which appeared to have been grown by a Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO). Water to the marijuana plants was being diverted from two local creeks, which feed into Lake Oroville. Several pesticide and fertilizer bottles and bags littered the area.

During the marijuana eradication operation, the Butte County Sheriff’s helicopter witnessed a 2012 white GMC Sierra truck enter the search warrant property and immediately turn around and leave at a high rate of speed. The Sheriff’s helicopter followed the GMC truck for several miles where the pilot radioed to Deputies the direction of travel of the GMC truck. Eventually the GMC truck slowed for a slow moving Cal-Fire Engine but eventually passed the Cal-Fire Engine over a double yellow line and continued at a high rate of speed.

The GMC truck was eventually stopped at Vierra Road and La Porte Road, in La Porte, by Butte County Sheriff’s Deputies due to the assistance of the Butte County Sheriff’s helicopter.

Butte County Sheriff’s Dispatch advised the Deputies that the GMC truck was a stolen vehicle after obtaining the license plate from the Deputies. The driver, Patrick Trevino, age 47, of Oroville was taken into custody and arrested for the possession of a stolen vehicle and for possession of burglary tools. Trevino was booked into the Butte County Jail with a bail of $18,000.00.
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UPCOMING CHANGE TO BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE RECORDS WINDOW HOURS

July 13, 2018
UPCOMING CHANGE TO BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE RECORDS WINDOW HOURS
Oroville, CA-- A change in hours is announced for The Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Records window at 5 Gillick Way in Oroville.  Beginning on Friday, August 10, 2018, open hours will be reduced on Fridays to 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  This change only affects Friday afternoons and does not affect the Civil Department window.  The BCSO lobby will continue to be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.  
 The reduction in open hours on Friday is needed to address staffing shortages, changes in workflow processes, and training of personnel.  This is anticipated to be a temporary change and a return to full hours on Friday will be announced at a later date.
 The BCSO Records Division provides valuable services to the community such as “Livescan” fingerprinting, Concealed Weapon, Alarm, and other permits, and copies of Law Enforcement records.  
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Friday, July 13, 2018 /Number of views (117) /Categories: Press Release
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UPDATE: ARREST MADE IN HOMICIDE CASE

July 2, 2018
UPDATE: ARREST MADE IN HOMICIDE CASE
Chico, Ca—On January 18, 2018, Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Detectives responded to a call from a man reporting his wife, Sherry Facciuto, and son, Alton Facciuto, missing. Detectives located Sherry Facciuto’s deceased body on her family’s property on Anita Road in Chico. Witnesses reported seeing Alton Facciuto driving his mother’s stolen vehicle that afternoon. Detectives located Alton Facciuto the next morning walking on Cleveland Street in Chico. 
Due to the nature of the crime scene, detectives investigated this case as a homicide. Alton Facciuto was identified as a person of interest in the case after being seen driving his mother’s stolen vehicle. Alton Facciuto was arrested in January for vehicle theft and has been in custody throughout the process of the investigation. An autopsy was conducted and confirmed that Sherry Facciuto’s injuries were consistent with strangulation. 
Detectives recently completed the homicide investigation and determined that evidence collected throughout the process of the investigation, including witness statements and DNA evidence, connects Alton Facciuto to the murder of his mother. Alton Facciuto has been arrested for murder and remains booked in the Butte County Jail. Alton’s bail has been set at $1,000,000.00. The case has been submitted to the Butte County District Attorney’s Office. 
*Original press release is attached below. 
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January 19, 2018
BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE HOMICIDE IN CHICO
Chico, Ca— At approximately 4:00PM on 1/18/18, Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) received a call from a man reporting his wife and son missing. At approximately 5:40PM a vehicle registered to the reporting party and his wife was located near Bed Bath and Beyond in Chico; however, there were no signs of the individuals reported missing. 
BCSO Deputies responded to the reporting party’s residence on Anita Road. While at the residence, Deputies located the reporting party’s wife, identified as Sherry Facciuto, age 60 from Chico, deceased on the property. BCSO Investigations Unit responded to the scene and detectives are in the process of gathering, examining and processing evidence. Due to evidence located at the scene, detectives are investigating this incident as a homicide. 
A search was conducted in the early morning hours of 1/19/18 in an effort to locate the reporting party’s son, identified as Alton Facciuto, age 32. Alton Facciuto is considered a person of interest in this case. Facciuto was located, arrested for a parole violation, and booked into Butte County Jail. 
The investigation into this case is in the preliminary stages. In an effort to protect the integrity of the investigation, additional details will not be released at this time. BCSO Detectives are requesting that anyone who has had contact with Alton Facciuto in the past few days contact the BCSO Investigations Unit at 538-7671.
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Monday, July 02, 2018 /Number of views (152) /Categories: Press Release
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NEW CCW LICENSE APPLICATION AND RENEWAL PROCESS AT BCSO

June 19, 2018

New CCW License Application and Renewal Process at BCSO

Oroville, CA- Beginning July 2, 2018, The Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) will be switching to an online process for issuing Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) licenses. BCSO is streamlining the process by utilizing a computerized program called “Permitium.” This will allow users the ability to go online 24 hours a day and turn in the application online. The new process is for both first time CCW license applicants as well as CCW license holders who need to renew their license. First time applicants will still need to visit BCSO one time, to be fingerprinted and to have a photograph taken. The thorough background check for new applicants conducted by the Department of Justice does not change through this new process. 
In California, “Permitium” is used in 40 out of the 58 Sheriff’s Offices. This new system will eliminate the need to make multiple trips to BCSO, and make the process of receiving and renewing CCW licenses faster. This new process will also increase our efficiency, saving staff time and resources at BCSO. To renew or apply for a CCW license you can visit, http://www.buttecounty.net/sheriffcoroner and click on the “get a CCW” icon on the right-hand side of the page. 
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