Oroville Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • Racial tensions

    Thursday May 14 | via NewsReview.com 

    A lawsuit filed recently in federal court alleging racial discrimination and harassment against a Butte County Sheriff's deputy has prompted a response by the county and an inquiry by the local chapter of the NAACP. The lawsuit, filed in March by a Sacramento-based law firm on behalf of Deputy Michael Sears, names as defendants the Sheriff's Office, the county, Sheriff's Capt.


    Related Topix: Butte County, CA

  • Former Oroville teachersa aide convicted of molestat...

    Wednesday May 13 | via Mercury-Register 

    According to a Butte County District Attorney press release, Vang, 55, was convicted of nine counts of child molestation at Poplar Avenue School in Oroville from 2000 to 2010. He was working as a para-educator with Hmong students for whom English was a second language.


    Related Topix: Butte County, CA, Oroville, CA, Thermalito, CA, Education Etc.

  • Oroville police chief proposes combining code enforc...

    Monday May 11 | via Mercury-Register 

    Oroville >> As the Oroville City Council continued working on the 2015-16 budget, the city's public safety director is proposing dramatic changes to code and police enforcement. During the council's third budget workshop Monday at Table Mountain Golf Club, Public Safety Director Bill LaGrone detailed a proposal to consolidate community service and code enforcement officers into municipal law enforcement officers.


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  • Wanted man arrested in connection with sheriffa s tr...

    Thursday May 7 | via Mercury-Register 

    Oroville >>A man suspected of burglarizing a law enforcement training area was arrested Wednesday by the California Highway Patrol in Oroville. Shawn Troy Robertson, 39, was arrested on suspicion of burglary, possession of stolen property and possession of a firearm by a felon in connection with a burglary April 18 at the Openshaw Butte County Public Safety Training Grounds in Butte Valley.


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  • Drive-by shooting barely misses two children

    Monday May 4 | via KRCR 

    Deputies in Butte County are searching for the suspect in a drive-by shooting that nearly hit two children. According to a news release from the Butte County Sheriff's Office, the shooting happened at 6:58 p.m. Sunday on D Street near Fallbrook Avenue in the South Side area of Oroville.


    Related Topix: Violent Crime, Butte County, CA, Oroville, CA

  • Tree stand

    Thursday Apr 30 | via NewsReview.com 

    In the aftermath of the highly publicized and criticized removal by PG&E of nearly 250 trees earlier this year in Oroville, the company has held two community meetings as it prepares to take down another 32 trees growing along the Midway between Chico and Durham. The Oroville tree takedown was protested by many and led to the formation of a group called Save Oroville Trees.


    Related Topix: Oroville, CA, Durham, CA, Chico, CA

  • Citizena s report leads to three quick burglary arrests

    Wednesday Apr 29 | via Chico Enterprise-Record 

    Palermo >> Three men were arrested Tuesday in the Oroville area after a citizen notified a Butte County sheriff's deputy about an apparent burglary in progress. Deputy Brian Evans was told the three men had been carrying items from a house on Melvina Avenue in Palermo.


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  • Oroville driver arrested in crash that kills 3 on Hi...

    Saturday Apr 25 | via Mercury-Register 

    Yuba City >> An Oroville man was arrested after a head-on crash that killed three men Saturday afternoon on Highway 113 in Sutter County, authorities said. One of the vehicles, a Honda Civic, caught fire and overturned, trapping three men inside.


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  • Man arrested 11 years after alleged sexual assault o...

    Thursday Apr 23 | via Chico Enterprise-Record 

    A woman stepped forward 11 years after she says she was sexually assaulted, and police arrested the man she identified as her assailant. The 24-year-old woman told Butte County Child Services Division on March 23 that Linan had sexually assaulted her from the time she 8 years old until she was 13 years old, according to a press release from the Chico Police Department.


    Related Topix: Butte County, CA, Chico, CA

  • Closure at last

    Thursday Apr 23 | via NewsReview.com 

    Scrolling through Butte County's list of missing persons, it's impossible not to imagine the lives that could have been and the lack of closure friends and family must feel not knowing what became of their loved one. Surely, some of the stories have unexpectedly happy endings, such as that of Chicoan Dena Ardell Russell, who was reported missing in 1976 but found alive and well in another state just last year.


    Related Topix: Butte County, CA, Chico, CA, Oroville, CA

  • Durham after dark

    Thursday Apr 23 | via NewsReview.com 

    About a decade ago, the community of Durham was gripped by a spate of late-night criminal activity, recalls long-time resident Frank Bettencourt. With no dedicated police force of their own, residents relied on the thinly spread Butte County Sheriff's Office for after-hours patrols and "smash and grab"-style thefts, home and business burglaries and vandalism were becoming nearly nightly occurrences, Bettencourt said.


    Related Topix: Durham, CA, Butte County, CA

  • Retired Butte County sheriff in hot pursuit of cold ...

    Wednesday Apr 22 | via Chico Enterprise-Record 

    Marvin Gail Owens is pushed out of a Butte County Superior Court courtroom after being sentenced to prison on April 16. In those years, he followed the suspect from Butte County to Mendocino County to Nebraska, until the man was finally arrested in February - 36 years after the slaying. Reniff, who officially retired from the Butte County Sheriff's Office in 2009, never stopped working the case - even though he was doing it on his own dime and time - because he wanted to provide the family with answers.


    Related Topix: Butte County, CA, Mendocino County, CA, Oroville, CA

  • Pot grower faces up to 4 years in jail

    Wednesday Apr 22 | via Chico Enterprise-Record 

    OROVILLE >> Two men pleaded guilty Wednesday to crimes involving marijuana after an anonymous tip led law enforcement to their grow in October. Steven Ray Cooley pleaded guilty in Butte County Superior Court to cultivation, harvesting, drying, planting or processing marijuana with a weapons enhancement because he was armed with a gun when the Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force obtained a search warrant to search the residence on Tree View Lane, south of Lake Oroville, where he lived.


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  • Fresno man held for trial for Oroville homicide captured on video

    Tuesday Apr 21 | via Mercury-Register 

    Oroville >> A trial date will be set for a Fresno man in the case of a fatal shooting that prosecutors said was captured by a home video security system. Butte County Superior Court Judge Michael Deems ruled following a preliminary hearing Tuesday that there was probable cause to hold defendant Yatee Her, 32, for trial for a triple shooting at an Oroville residence that led to the death of Giovanni Alverez, 21, of Oroville, according to a District Attorney's Office press release. 1 comment

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  • Wife killer in 36-year-old Oroville cold case senten...

    Apr 16, 2015 | via Mercury-Register 

    Oroville >> A man who recently pleaded guilty to killing his wife and burying her body 36 years ago in Oroville was sentenced to prison Thursday. But for his daughters, the search for closure and their mother continues.


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Oroville Law

23152 n 11550 second time
My friend got pull over for 23152 and 11550 she not drunk but she was DUI for drug and they take her to jail and she got a blood test they let her go before 48 hour does she need to tell the DMV within 10 day when she was out she got her license back and she also got the pink slip but when I ask one of the lawyer about it he said u don't have to call the DMV.
Yes, call dmv. We don't know for sure whether she had alcohol in her system. It's better to call dmv and request a...
Do I need an attorney for this case?
I was arrested for a dui but when they released me they gave me my license back and didn't issue me a temporary license but I still have to appear in court. What does this mean? Are they going to convict me in court? Is it a dui? And what is a arrest type f?
On the surface, it would appear that the BAC was below .08. Of course, there is no way to be certain based on the...
If the Judge or Jury ends up finding me not guilty of my 6 counts of DUI then how can they get me for breaking my original prob-
ation? My original charge that got me probation was a misd. lewd conduct with a minor under the age of 13. How can they send me to AA if I was Innocent in the first place? And if i go to jail for not doing my AA and they prove my innocence for the DUI's is there any apology i can receive for the time I served unlawfully?
Judge can order AA mtgs. As a condition of your release from custody. If you were released OR, then Judge can order...
I got a DUI over 2yrs. Ago never finished my DUI class or paid off my fine I have jury duty now will I be arrested ?
I've never been in trouble this is my first offense I just been financialy struggleing!
I would call your attorney who represented you on the DUI and discuss it with him or her before you go in for jury duty.
Duration of license suspension from dmv for conviction of 191.5 b
I was convicted of 191.5 b. misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter with out gross negligence while intoxicated. My question is, how long will my revocation last? The dmv said 3 years while research ive done said possibly 1 year. The court has ordered restitution and with no license a job will be difficult to get to let alone find and maintain. My town is also small with no public transportation. Also, if a full reinstatement is not feezable, would a temporary be plausible? Any help would be aappreciated.
I suggest calling the DMV manadatory actions unit at (916)657-6525. Good luck. Jasen Nieslen
Can I recieve a restricted license while my 3 year revocation from DMV is active from misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter?
I was sentenced may 17 2012 for misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter and did my county time on it. It was a complicated case but that was the end result. While my BAC was .10 at the time oof the accident, I was never convicted of a dui from the court. Now im out and have a good job and restitution to pay, the DMV has revoked my license for 3 yrs on the day of my sentencing, is it possible to attain a restricted type of license for work? There is no public transportation in my city and my job is 10 miles away from my house. Any help is appreciated.
Something doesn't add up. What do you mean by "did my time"? Also, if there was no conviction, how are you getting...
Rear ended by drunk driver and i got a dui
i was driving at the speed limit and then i got rear ended by a vehicle that did not even slow down, only later to find out that he was drinking, he fled the scene but i managed to get his plate # and they were able to apprehend him. my concern is that i had been drinking myself. who will be held at fault?
This is never a good situation. The other driver would be criminally responsible for restitution of the damage that he/...