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Downtown Chico Assault Arrest


A man is arrested for assault in downtown Chico. A group of women were leaving work and walking to there cars on East 4th Street just after midnight Tuesday morning when a man approached them. The man, identified as 31-year-old Michael Bures reportedly claimed that he had been hearing voices and he believed the women were laughing at him. He allegedly pulled a knife on one of the women. According to police, Bures made a slashing motion inches from the woman's neck. One of the women called 9-1-1 and reported the incident. According to a Chico Police Department Press release, officers quickly arrived and found Bures behind the Chico City Council Chambers and he was arrested.
 
The Chico Police Department is praising the women for using smart tactics during the dangerous encounter.
Police say the women left work together and stayed together as they walked to their vehicles in a well lit area. They also had their cell phones charged, accessible, and ready to call for assistance as soon as the attack began.

 

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Butte County Fires Latest


Containment continues to grow for the La Porte Fire. That fire started earlier this week in southern Butte County and has since spread into Northern Yuba County. The fire has burned over 61 hundred acres and is now 45 percent contained. The blaze has burned multiple structures in the community of Bangor.
According to Cal Fire, Evacuation Orders and Warnings have been reduced due to the progress being made by fire crews.
 
The containment is growing for the Cherokee Fire. The fire started in the Cherokee area Sunday and has burned over 84 hundred acres. According to Cal Fire Butte County, the blaze is now 70 percent contained.
All Evacuation Orders and Warnings have been lifted and Cherokee Road is now open.
 
The Honey Fire started Monday west of Paradise off of Honey Run Road and Merlin Lane. The fire has burned 150 acres and is still at 75 percent containment.
According to Cal Fire, all Evacuation Warnings have been lifted. Honey Run Road remains closed in the fire area.

 

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Honey Fire Latest


Firefighters deal with steep terrain as they battle the Honey Fire west of Paradise. The blaze has burned 150 acres and remains at 40 percent containment. 
According to Cal Fire, the increase in acreage yesterday was due to current mapping.

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Cascade Fire Thursday Morning Update


The Cascade Fire in Yuba County is seeing more containment. The blaze started Sunday in the area of Loma Rica and Collins Lake has burned 10,171 acres and is now 45 percent contanted. 
According to Cal Fire, crews continue to maintain containment lines. 
The Cascade and the La Porte fires are part of the Wind Complex. 

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La Porte Fire Thursday Morning Update


The La Porte Fire in the Bangor area in Butte County has close to doubled in size. The blaze has burned 6,059 acres and is now 25 percent contained.
At least 15 structures have been reported destoryed in the Bangor area.
Steep terrain and heavy brush continue to pose a challege for fire crews battling
The La Porte Fire along with the Cascade Fire in Yuba County are part of the Wind Complex.

 

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La Porte Fire Wednesday Morning Update


Fire crews are dealing with steep and rugged terrain while battling a wildfire in south Butte County. The La Porte Fire which is part of the greater Wind Complex of wildfires started in the Bangor area. The blaze has burned 3,700 acres and is 15 percent contained. 
According to Cal Fire, ground crews, along with air support, continue to actively engage in suppressing spot fires around the perimeter of the blaze. 

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Cherokee Fire Wednesday Morning Update


The Cherokee Fire started Sunday in the Cherokee area north of Oroville. The blaze has burned over 83 hundred acres and is 45 percent contained. Cal fire says the size of the fire has changed due to updated mapping.
 
Cherokee Rd has been downgraded to an Evacuation Warning.
 
All other orders and warnings have been lifted.

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Honey Fire Update for Wednesday Morning


Some progress has been made in battling the Honey Fire southwest of Paradise. The blaze started Monday in the area of Honey Run road and Merlin Lane. The fire has remains at 90 acres and is still 40 percent contained. Crews have stopped forword progress of the blaze.  
 
Cal Fire of Butte County is reporteding that all evacations for the Honey Fire have been downgraded to warnings.

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La Porte and Cascade Fires UPDATE


The La Porte Fire started off of La Porte Road and Oro Bangor Highway in Bangor. The blaze has burned 3,500 acres and is 5 percent contained.
According to Cal Fire, 15 structures in and around Bangor were destroyed by the fire.
Fire crews continue with structure protection and perimeter control.
 
The Cascade Fire has burned dozens of structures in Yuba County. The blaze started in the area of Cascade Way and Marysville Road, north of Collins Lake. The fire has burned 8,200 acrews and is 10 percent contained.
The Yuba County Coroner’s Office announced that at least one person has died from the fire.
Cal Fire says several homes and other structures have been destroyed and damaged.
 
Fire officials are saying that the Cascade and La Porte fires are now part of the Wind Complex. The Lobo and the McCourtney fires both in Nevada County are also a part of the Wind Complex.

 

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Cherokee Fire Tuesday Morning UPDATE


The Cherokee Fire continues to burn north of Oroville. The blaze started Sunday evening off of Cherokee Road and Zonalea Lane. The fire has burned 7,500 acres and is 40 percent contained.
According to Cal Fire, crews are making progress on the North Flank of the fire.
 
Cal Fire:
Evacuation orders issued for Red Tape Rd. West to the Sand Mine.
Table Mtn Ranch east of Table Mtn Rd.
Table Mountain Blvd from the Cottonwood Rd. to Hwy 70,
Table Mountain Ranch & Coal Canyon & Roads off of those streets.
 
Evacuation Warnings: East side of Cherokee Rd. from Red Tape Rd. to Derrick Rd.
All of Coal Canyon Rd. Nelson Ave. from the bridge over the Forebay west to Wilbur Rd.
 
A shelter is open at the Oroville Church of the Nazarene Church 2238 Monte Vista Ave.

 

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Honey Fire Update


The Honey Fire burning southwest of Paradise started Monday afternoon off of Honey Run Road and Merlin Lane. The blaze has burned 90 acres and is now 40 percent contained and last night the forward progress of the blaze was stopped.  

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Cherokee Fire 6:00 p.m. Update:


:-Immediate Evacuation Order remains in place for Cherokee Road from Derrick Road to Red Tape Road-the west side of the road is under an Evacuation Order, the east side of the road is under an Evacuation Warning.

-The Evacuation Order has been downgraded to an Evacuation warning for Table Mountain Blvd from Cottonwood Road to Highway 70, all of Coal Canyon Road and connecting roads to Coal Canyon Road.

Cherokee Road remains closed.
#CherokeeFire #BCSO

-BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF

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HONEY FIRE UPDATE: addityional road closures


Additional Road Closures for Honey Fire:

-Westbound Honey Run Road at Skyway
-Westbound Elliot Road at Skyway
-Westbound Valley View Drive at Oliver Road

-BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF
 

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Lower Paradise Evacuation Map


Download the Paradise Evacuation map - with Zone numbers.

http://kpay.com/assets/images/paradise-evac-map-1600x1042.jpg

 

The Honey Fire is burning below the Town of Paradise in Butte Creek Canyon. The fire is currently at 75 acres, and began at 3:03 p.m. at Honey Run Road and Merlin Lane.

-Evacuation Orders are in place for Zones 9,4, and 10, which include Upper Honey Run Road, Lower Skyway, and Lower Neal Road.

-Evacuation Warning is in place for Zone 1, described as Northwest Paradise.

 

Road Closures:

-Southbound Skyway at Pearson Road.
-Northbound Skyway at Bruce Road
-Black Olive Drive at Skyway
-Northbound Neal Road at Highway 99
-Southbound Neal Road at Skyway

-An Evacuation Center has been opened at Neighborhood Church in Chico.

-BUTTE COUNTY SHERIFF

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Honey Fire at Butte creek Canyon: evacuations ordered


Evacuation Order: Upper Honey Run, Lower Skyway, Zone 9 and Zone 10 and zone 4. Evacuation Warning: Lower Neal, and Zone 1.

http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents/incidentdetails/Index/1880
Public Assembly Point at CMA Church on Clark Rd. Southbound Skyway closed, traffic diverting to Neal Rd.

 

 

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The LaPorte Fire UPDATE


The LaPorte fire that started early this morning in the Bangor area in south Butte County is increasing in size. It is reported to be apart of the Cascade Fire in Yuba County. Cal Fire Butte County is reporting that the LaPorte Fire has burned 3,000 acres.
 
There are evacuation orders for all of LaPorte Road and roads off of LaPorte from Rob Mill Road south to Dunstone.
There are also evacuation orders for all of LosVerjeles Road & Oro Bangor from Yuba County line to Avocado Road.
 
and in the Yuba County area.....
There are mandatory evacuations for Hwy 20 and Loma Rica Road to Marysville Road
 
From Marysville Road, north to Willow Glen Road
 
Iowa City Road north to Yuba County line
 
The Penn Valley evacuation center has opened up at First Baptist Church on Ridge Road and the Yuba Sutter fairgrounds is also accepting evacuees.
 
 
Bangor Elementary School will be closed today. 

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Cherokee Fire UPATE


The Cherokee Fire is quickly increasing in size. The blaze started Sunday in the area of Cherokee Road and Zonalea Lane in the Cherokee area. Cal Fire is reporting the the blaze at 1,000 acres --- however other local news sources are reporting 4,000 acres. The fire is now 10 percent contained. Cal Fire Butte County is reporting that some structures have been burned.
 
From Cal Fire:
Evacuation orders issued for Red Tape Rd. West to the Sand Mine. Table Mountain. Ranch east of Table Mountain Rd. Table Mountain Blvd from the Cottonwood Rd. to Hwy 70, Table Mountain Ranch & Coal Canyon & Roads off of those streets.
Evacuation Warnings: East side of Cherokee Rd. from Red Tape Rd. to Derrick Rd. All of Coal Canyon Rd. Nelson Ave. from the bridge over the Forebay west to Wilbur Rd.

 

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Cherokee Fire


A wildfire is burning hundreds of acres north of Oroville. The Cherokee Fire started Sunday in the area of Cherokee Road and Zonalea Lane in the Cherokee area. Cal Fire is reporting the blaze at 500 acres however, other news sources are saying that it's up to 800 acres plus.

There are evacutation orders issued for Red Tape Road West to the Sand Mine, Table Moutain Ranch east of Table Mountain Road.

There are evacuation warnings for the East side of Cherokee Road from Red Tape Road to Derrick Road and all of Coal Canyon Road.

Highway 99 at Highway 149 was reported closed to traffic just before 5 am this morning.

 

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LaPorte Fire


An early morning wildfire in the Bangor area has prompted evacuations. Cal Fire Butte County reported being at the scene of the LaPorte Fire around 2 am this morning off of LaPorte Road and at last report the blaze had burned around 300 acres.

There are evacuation orders for all of LaPorte Road and roads off of LaPorte from Rob Mill Road south to Dunstone.
There are also evacuation orders for all of Los Verjeles Road & Oro Bangor from Yuba County line to Avocado Road.

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UPDATE: Suspicious Item Found at Chico Lowes Non-Explosive


The Chico Police Department has just reported that the suspicious package located at Lowe’s was NOT an explosive device and no one was injured. Chico Police has given the all clear to the area.

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Chico PD: Suspicious Item Found Outside of Chico Lowes


Chico Police reported a suspicious item found outside of Lowe’s almost a half hour ago. The store was evacuated and the parking lot was cleared.  They say avoid the area. 

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Former Chico Business Owner is Among the Dead after Las Vegas Shooting


NBC Bay Area is reporting that Stacee Etcheber the former owner of the Dimensions Hair Salon on
Broadway in downtown Chico is among the dead after the
deadly Las Vegas shooting on Sunday night.
Around 10 years ago Etcheber sold her business and moved to the Bay Area where 
she married Bay Area Police Officer Vincent Etcheber.

On Sunday night they were both attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert
when shots started ringing out from the 32nd Floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort. Vincent Etcheber told his wife to run for cover while he stayed behind to assist those that were injured or hurt. 
According to NBC Bay Area, along with her husband Stacee leaves behind two children.

 

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Chico Shooting


Chico Police are investigating a fatal drive-by shooting. Multiple gunshots were reported on the 9 hundred block of West 4th Avenue in Chico around 9:30 Sunday night. When officers arrived they found a 32-year-old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Police say the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses provided a description of the suspected vehicle involved. Officers found and stopped the vehicle the occupants were reportedly detained.
Chico Police detectives have now taken over the investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this shooting is asked to contact the Chico Police Department at 897-4900.

 

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Oroville Car Chase


Suspected vehicle thieves lead deputies on a chase in Oroville. A deputy was on patrol when he spotted a white Honda Accord with dealer plates before 1:30 Wednesday morning. That vehicle had been reported stolen from Yuba City. The deputy attempted stop the car, but the driver of the vehicle allegedly fled away at a speeds around 100 miles per hour. Other deputies joined the pursuit, but briefly lost sight of the car near Lower Wyandotte Avenue and Foothill Boulevard. Deputies found the vehicle after it had reportedly gone off the roadway, hitting a fence and a tree. The two occupants were attempting to flee on foot when they were arrested. According to a Butte County Sheriff's Office press release, the two suspects, identified as 36-year-old Christopher Johnson and 45-year-old Jeremy Papesh were both charged with possession of a stolen vehicle among other charges.

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Chico Police are Searching for Shooting Suspect


Police are investigating a shooting in north Chico. Officers and detectives arrived to the area of Garden Park Drive and Ceres Avenue around after 12:30 Wednesday morning and found a victim with a gunshot wound. The unidentified victim was taken to the hospital for treatment. Police believe the injury to be non-life threatening. Officers canvassed Garden Park Drive and found shell casings. According to a Chico Police Department press release, no other citizens were injured and no property was damaged.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information about it is asked to call the Chico Police Department at 897-4911.

 

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Cherokee Fire


Fire crews halt a vegetation fire north of Oroville early this morning. The Cherokee Fire started in the area of Highway 70 and Cherokee Road around 3:30 am. According to Cal Fire, the blaze burned less than an acre is now fully contained.
A witness reported to the CHP that fire crackers were allegedly seen thrown from a black convertible in the area of the fire after 3:30 am. However, authorities say the cause of the fire hasn't been determined.
Cal Fire Butte County tweeted that Highway 70 was partially blocked with emergency equipment while crews battled the fire. The roadway is now clear.

 

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Chico Shooting


Police are reporting a shooting incident that happened around 4 am this morning in the area of Bruce Road and Humboldt Road. The suspects reportedly fled eastbound on Highway 32 in a dark Honda sedan. Police found the victim at the Valero Market on Bruce Road and Skyway. According to police, the victim had a gunshot wound to the arm.

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A Jury Convicts a Man For an Assault on a Fellow Inmate


23-year-old Jack Masters of Oroville was found guilty of felony assault on Monday. Masters was serving a multi-year felony sentence in the Butte County Jail for two counts of auto theft. Masters attacked another inmate who was awaiting a trial. According to a Butte County District Attorney's Office press release, Masters was captured on the jail's surveillance system viciously punching, kicking, and throwing the other inmate around for three minutes.
Masters is scheduled to be sentenced November 9th. He faces up to four years in state prison.

 

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Tree Fell in Chico This Morning


The CHP has reported a tree down in the area of River Road and West Sacramento Avenue just after 3 am this morning. The tree fell over the road and is blocking both lanes. At last report the CHP was coordinating with a boom truck operator to cut some branches off the tree.

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Progress is being made on the Ponderosa Fire east of Oroville


The Ponderosa Fire is getting closer to containment. The wildfire started August 29th 2 miles northwest of Forbestown. The blaze has burned 4,016 acres and is 72 percent contained. 54 structures have been destroyed 32 of which were homes. There are NO structures currently threatened and no evacuations at this time. All roads are also open at this time.
According to Cal Fire, crews will continue to patrol, mop up, and strengthen containment lines.

 

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Highway 99 Downed Lines


Downed power lines caused traffic to back up on Highway 99 in Chico this morning. The south bound lanes of Highway 99 were reopened after 8 am this after the lines fell after 7:30. The CHP closed the lanes due to a fire caused by the downed lines. Chico Police dispatch reported that traffic was backed up all the way to Bruce Road. PG&E arrived and worked on killing the downed power lines.
Around 9:15 the authorities reported that the southbound Highway 99 was down to one lane.

 

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Chico Missing Woman Found Safe


A missing Chico woman has been found. 25-year-old Tatiana Medeiros she was found safe and sound around 5 am this morning. This after she was last seen around 7:30 Monday evening near the Olive Garden on Business Lane. According to police, Medeiros was found by maintenance workers at the Oxford Suites which is across the street from the Olive Garden. Reports say that she has since been reunited with her family.

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Ponderosa Fire at Feather Falls to Berry Creek: Update 2500 acres


http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents/incidentdetails/Index/1783


County:     Butte County
Location:     Ponderosa way and Lumpkin road, 2 miles NW of Forbestown
Acres Burned - Containment:     2500 acres


Evacuations:     Immediate Evacuation Order: Lumpkin Road from Forbestown Road to Station 51 and all connecting roads.

Evacuation Warning: Lumpkin Rd from The Enterprise Bridge to Lake View Terrace. All roads/areas within the perimeter of these boundries:
(North West) Bald Rock Road at Catella
(South West) Big Ridge Road to Oro Quincy Hwy, Including Little Ridge Road
(South East) Bean Creek at Eckards Lane
(North East) Bald Rock Road to Enumclaw Road
Long/Lat:     -121.30209/39.57701
Phone Numbers     (530) 538-7826 (Ponderosa Fire Information Line )

 

Last Updated:     August 30, 2017 6:05 am     
Date/Time Started:     August 29, 2017 1:16 pm
Administrative Unit:     CAL FIRE/Butte County Fire

-courtesy CalFire

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Ponderosa Fire at Feather Falls: Update 600 acres


Acres Burned - Containment: 600 acres
http://m.fire.ca.gov
Phone Numbers     (530) 538-7826 (Ponderosa Fire Information Line )  

Ponderosa Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated:     August 29, 2017 5:42 pm     
Date/Time Started:     August 29, 2017 1:16 pm
Administrative Unit:     CAL FIRE/Butte County Fire
County:     Butte County
Location:     Ponderosa way and Lumpkin road, 2 miles NW of Forbestown
Evacuations:     Immediate Evacuation Order: Lumpkin Road from Forbestown Road to the community of Feather Falls.
Evacuation Warning: Lumpkin Rd from The Enterprise Bridge to Lake View Terrace.
Long/Lat:     -121.30209/39.57701
-courtesy CalFire

 

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FORBESTOWN PONDEROSA FIRE EVACUATIONS:


From the CalFire website/APP:
http://m.fire.ca.gov
Location: Ponderosa way and Lumpkin road, 2 miles NW of Forbestown
Acres Burned: 80 acres
Evacuations: Immediate Evacuation Order, Lumpkin Road from Forbestown Road to the community of Feather Falls.
Lat/Long: -121.30209/39.57701
Ponderosa Fire Information Line (530) 538-7826


A shelter will by open by 4:15 pm at Church of the Nazarene in Oroville, 2238 Monte Vista Avenue, for residents evacuated by the #PonderosaFire.


Last Updated: 2017-08-29 15:06:00
Date Started: 2017-08-29 13:16:00
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE/Butte County Fire
County: Butte County

From Butte County Sheriff:
Due to a fire in the area, Butte County Sheriff's Office Deputies are currently conducting evacuations in the area of Lumpkin Rd. from Forbestown Rd. to the community of Feather Falls. We are working to establish a shelter, more information will be posted shortly.

https://www.facebook.com/bcsonews/
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Oroville Area Hit and Run Suspect Court Appearance


A Palermo man charged with hit and run made his first appearance in court. 22-year-old Kata Vue and his attorney appeared in front of a Butte County Superior Court Judge Wednesday. The Butte County D-A's Office filed a felony charge of hit and run resulting in serious injury.
The incident happened after 11 Sunday night when a 24-year-old woman was walking alongside of Melvina Avenue and was allegedly struck by Vue's Nissan Altima. She was taken to the hospital where her foot was partially amputated. She has been going through multiple surgeries to save the rest of her foot. Officers found Vue the next day and he was arrested.
According to a Butte County District Attorney's Office, Vue was out on probation for a D-U-I incident from last year.

 

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Chico Domestic Violence Arrest


Chico Police make an arrest in a domestic violence case. Chico Police received a call from a woman around 1:30 Monday afternoon who said she was inside a business on Rio Lindo Avenue. The woman said that she was a victim of domestic violence and that the suspect allegedly threatened her with a firearm. She then said she last saw the suspect enter a gold SUV in the parking lot of the business. Officers arrived and put the building on lockdown. They then found the SUV and detained the driver and the suspect. Officers found two handguns and arrested the suspect. According to a Chico Police Department press release, officers determined that the driver was unaware of the situation and he was released, but not before he was sited for carrying a gun illegally. 
The Chico Police Department also wants the public to know that they work closely with Catalyst Domestic Violence Services. The police department reports incidents of domestic violence calls to the organization which they say offers victims a host of services including crisis intervention and emergency shelter. 
The agency offers a 24-hour Hotline: 1-800-895-8476

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A Former Gridley Little League President Gave His Plea In Court


A former Gridley little league president and couch is charged with embezzlement. 43-year-old William Davis of Gridely gave a not guilty plea to the charge of embezzling over 48 thousand dollars from the Gridley Little League's general fund as well as the snack bar fund.
The case began when the newly installed treasurer discovered the league's account at the bank was overdrawn and he contacted the Griddley-Biggs Police Department. The police investigation uncovered numerous checks at varying amounts signed by Davis himself.
According to a Butte County DA's Office press release, if convicted Davis faces up to three years in prison and he will have to pay restitution. His preliminary hearing is set for September 6th.

 

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Chico Police Burglary Precautions


Chico Police want to remind the public to follow safety precautions to reduce the likely hood of becoming a victim of burglary.

* Most burglaries happen during the day. When you leave your house remember to close blinds or curtains and do not leave valuables in sight.

* You should always keep your home and vehicle windows closed and doors locked.

* If you have a home alarm system, use it and have signs advertising that your property is protected by an alarm.

* Know your neighbors and look out for each other.

Police also say to be aware of unusual activity taking place in an apartment unit or home you know is vacant. If you suspect individuals are living in the property or if there is illegal activity is occurring to notify the police.

 

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Chico Burglary Arrest


Police discover an apartment with squatters while investigating a burglary. A 23-year-old woman called Chico Police after she woke up to find someone in her apartment on Hobart Street just before 7:30 am Tuesday. She hid in the closet while talking with dispatchers. According to Police, the woman looked into the family room and saw a man carrying items. Police then arrived and set up a perimeter. The suspect started to leave the apartment but when he spotted the officers he fled back inside. He tried to escape into the backyard, but he was met by more officers. The suspect, identified as 25-year-old Esteban Salazar surrendered and was arrested. 
According to a Chico Police Department press release, while officers were investigating they found a female relative of Salazar living in a nearby vacant apartment. While there officers also found 45-year-old Troy Dean in attic. He was found in possession of narcotics and he was arrested.

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Fatal Highway 70 Crash


Two people have been killed in a head-on crash on Highway 70 in south Oroville this morning. The collison on the highway was reported before 6 am this morning. According to the CHP, a woman in a silver sedan was attempting to pass a vehicle at 100 miles per hour when she hit an orange SUV head-on.
Occupants were reported trapped in both vehicles and one of the vehicles was reported on fire. According to the CHP, both drivers were killed on impact.

 

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Chico Police C-Team


The Chico Police Department says a special summer patrol has been a success. The police department launched the C-Team summer patrol June 1st and concluded the detail July 29th. According to a Chico Police Department press release, the team comprised of a sergeant and an officer performing vehicle and foot patrols, one motorcycle officer, and three bicycle officers.
The officers carry out focused on patrols in Downtown Chico including the south campus area and Depot Park along with One Mile and Lindo Channel areas.
The patrols netted 42 misdemeanor arrests and 16 Felony arrests.
Officers gave out citations for over one hundred Chico Municipal Code violations and for 230 California Vehicle Code violations.

 

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Yuba County Shootout Latest


OREGON HOUSE, Calif. (AP) — A Yuba County sheriff's deputy ran alone into a house twice to pull two wounded colleagues to safety.
 
The chase began Tuesday at a Rastafarian church's marijuana farm in Oregon House and ended with a shootout and the suspect dead. The wounded deputies are expected to survive.
 
Yuba County Sheriff Steve Durfor says the third deputy did not see the suspect or hear any gunfire after putting in an officers-down call and entering the house. A SWAT team later found the suspect dead.
 
Durfor says it's likely the man died from the deputies' gunfire, but it's possible his wounds were self-inflicted.
 
The man was a new worker at the farm and was ripping up plants and wielding a gun, which prompted the head of the church to call authorities.

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Butte County Sheriff / BINTIF Seize $483,000.00 Worth Of Processed Marijuana in Oroville


Butte County Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Unit Along With Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force Seize Approximately $483,000.00 Worth Of Processed Marijuana And Butane Honey Oil From An Oroville Property

 

Oroville, CA--On July 27, 2017 members of the Butte County Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Unit (SEU) along with members of Butte lnteragency Narcotics Task Force (BlNTF) served a search warrant in the 4400 block of Foothill Boulevard, Oroville.

 

Located inside a large metal shop on the property was an elaborate indoor hydroponic marijuana grow. The cost of the hydroponic system equipment is estimated to be in excess of $500,000.00.

 

A total of 778 marijuana plants were located in several different hydroponic rooms along with 132 pounds of processed marijuana bud, packaged for sale, The shop also held items used in the manufacturing of butane honey oil (BHO).

 

Outside of the shop was a large enclosed trailer containing a mobile butane honey oil lab with equipment valued at over $50,000.00. The remainder of the butane honey oil lab components were located inside the trailer to include two 100 pound tanks of a butane/propane mix, recirculation pumps, closed loop BHO system, and two large vacuum purge ovens, which were in operation and filled with sheets of BHO. ln total 16 pounds of BHO was seized.

 

The value of the processed marijuana and butane honey oil seized is estimated to be $483,000.00 wholesale in California.

 

Arrested at the scene was Destin Brown, age 36, of Roseville, California, Alejandro Villegas, age 46, of Boynton Beach, Florida, Adriel Noriega, age 25, of Bradenton, Florida, Mark Holtfreter, age 29, of Deerfield Beach, Florida, and John Delorenzo, age 37, of Deerfield Beach, Florida.

 

All were transported to the Butte County Jail and arrested for manufacturing of a controlled substance, cultivation of marijuana, and possession of marijuana for sale. All have a bail amount of $102,000.00.

 

-Butte County Sheriff's Office

 

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Five Arrested in a Drug Raid in Chico


Members of the Butte County Interagency Narcotic Task Force along with Chico Police conducted a raid at a home on Village Lane around 6:30 Wednesday evening. Detectives found multiple prescription pills, digital scales, and numerous smoking devices used for heroin and methamphetamine. They also found used syringes and a loaded 12 guage shotgun. Detectives arrested five people at the house. A sixth person was detained and later released. According to a Chico Police Department press release, one of those arrested, 36-year-old Krista Needham is reportedly employed as a health-care provider in both Chico and Oroville. Authorities are investigating whether Needham gained access to drugs through her employment.

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The identities of the sergeant and officer involved in the fatal downtown shooting of a suspect have been released.


50-year-old Sergeant Scott Ruppel, whose firearm discharged twice striking the suspect in the fatal incident, is on administrative leave while the shooting is being investigated. 38-year-old Cedric Schwyzer is expected to return to duty after he receives medical clearance.
Both Rupple and Schwyzer were injured Sunday night after contacting the suspect who was reportedly held up in the bathroom of the Mid Valley Title and Escrow on Main Street. This after the suspect was reportedly shot in the chest by a security guard after he was allegedly stabbed by the suspect.
Doctors say weapon used to stab Sergeant Ruppel narrowly missed the carotid artery in his neck. Officer Cedric received a stab wound to his head injuring his skull and according to police, he received numerous stitches to treat his wounds. According to a Chico Police Department Press Release, the still unidentified suspect succumbed to his gun shot wounds.
The case is under investigation by the Butte County Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Team with the Butte County District Attorney's Office.

 

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Butte County DA requests help with identity of suspect


WARNING - GRAPHIC IMAGES (SUSPECT DECEASED)

http://www.buttecounty.net/da/news.htm

Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey announced today that law enforcement authorities are seeking the help of the public in identifying the man shot in an officer-involved shooting on the evening of July 23, 2017. Ramsey encouraged anyone with information about the unknown man’s identity to call the Chico Police Department hotline at 530 897-4911.

 

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Chico Police Involved Shooting Death


Chico Police say one man is dead and two officers injured in a late night incident at a downtown Chico business. Around 10:30 Sunday night police were alerted to an alarm at Mid Valley Title and Escrow on 601 Main Street. A security guard located a suspect outside the business and made contact with him. The suspect allegedly stabbed the security guard. Police say that caused a significant wound. The guard reportedly fired his handgun at the suspect who then fled. Police arrived and entered the business and found a suspect in the bathroom. He allegedly slashed two officers in the neck and face. According to Chico Police Department Press Release. An officer fired his weapon striking the suspect and he succumbed to his wounds. The police officers were treated at the hospital and have been released. 
The incident is now being investigated by The Butte County Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Team, led by Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey.
Police reported minutes ago that the northbound lane of Main Street has been reopened.

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Creek Fire North of Orland


A vegetation fire burns in Glenn County. The Creek Fire started near Stony Creek Drive north of Orland after 5 pm Wednesday. The fire has reportedly burned around 60 acres and is now 95 percent contained. The fire has burned dead grass as well as some trees. The foreword progress of the fire has been stopped. There were initial evacuations at homes nearby and the Shady Oaks R-V campground, but those orders have since been lifted. No structures have been damaged. One firefighter was injured overnight.

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Humboldt Fire - Chico


Much progress is being made in the battle against a wildfire in the Chico area. The Humboldt Fire started in the area of Humboldt Road and Highway 32 just 2 miles east of Chico Wednesday. The blaze has burned 103 acres and is now 95 percent contained. The fire started in Chico Fire's jurisdiction, but the fire spread across Highway 32 into Butte County Cal Fire's jurisdiction.
There were evacuation warnings for residents of the area, but they were cancelled after firefighters were able to quickly stop the foreword progress of the blaze.

 

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Wall Fire 100 Percent Contained


Fire crews contain the destructive Wall Fire. The blaze that started north of Bangor on July 7th burned 6,033 acres and is now 100 percent contained. That fire, at its peak, caused the evacuation of hundreds of Butte County residents. 41 homes were destroyed and 3 were damaged. 57 other structures were either destroyed or damaged in the fire. Fortunately, there were no injuries reported. 
According to the Cal Fire website, the cause of the wildfire is still under investigation.

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Wall Fire Update 7-14


Much progress is being made to contain the Wall fire in Butte County. The blaze, that started last Friday north of Bangor has burned 6,033 acres and is 85 percent contained. 41 residences were destroyed and 3 damaged. 48 minor structures destroyed in the blaze. According to Cal Fire's website, No structures are threatened.
No injuries have been reported from the Wall Fire. 
The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

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Homicide Suspect IDed


Police are searching for a homicide suspect after a body was found at a hotel in Chico. 39-year-old Marc Valcarenghi has been identified as the suspect after a body was found at the Safari Inn on the Esplanade around 7:30 Wednesday night. During the investigation detectives identified him and a 22-year-old woman to be connected to the victim. That woman who has not been identified was questioned and released. According to a Chico Police Department press release, Valcarenghi is still on the loose.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts are asked to contact the Chico Police Department.

 

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I-5 Multiple Vehicle Pill up Near Willows


Four vehicles collide with a big rig near Willows this morning. The pill up happened on Interstate 5 near County Road south of Willows after 5 am this morning. The CHP reported one vehicle overturned and a person was pinned underneath. That person was flown to the hospital for major injuries. The southbound lanes were closed while authorities worked at the scene. Those lanes were opened after 6:30 this morning.

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Wall Fire - All Evac and Road Closures Lifted


Evacuation orders have been lifted for residences affected by the Wall Fire. All evacuation orders and road closures were lifted on Wednesday. The Wall Fire has burned 6,033 acres since it started on Friday, north of Bangor. The fire is now 75 percent contained. The blaze is 75 percent contained. 41 residences have been destroyed and 3 damaged. 57 other structures have been destroyed or damaged.
According to Cal Fire, current weather conditions continue to provide the opportunity for fire crews to make significant progress in containment.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

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Wall Fire Update 7-12-17


Fire Crews make progress against Wall Fire in Butte County. The wildfire started Friday north of Bangor off of Chinese Wall Road and has burned 5,800 acres and is now 60 percent contained. 41 houses have been destroyed and 3 damaged and 57 other structures have been either damaged or destroyed in the fire. According to Cal Fire, there are now 606 structures that are threatened.
According to Cal Fire's website, firecrews continue to hold and improve fire lines and mop up hot spots. 
Cal Fire also says evacuation orders and warnings are still in effect. 
For information on those evacuation warnings and orders, you can find a link to the Live Evacuation Area Map on KPAY's Facebook page and right here on K-P-A-Y dot com.

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Butte County No Longer Taking Donations for Wall Fire


Butte County Officials are saying that they are NO longer taking donations for the Wall Fire however, residents can donate to local organizations. For a list of those organizations you can go to www.buttecounty.net
County Officials want to thank the community for what they say is an "amazing amount" of donations.

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Wall Fire Update 7-11-17


Fire crews make some progress on the Wall Fire Butte County. The fire started just before 3 pm Friday in an area off of Chinese Wall Road, north of Bangor. The fire has burned 5,800 acres and is now 45 percent contained. 37 structures have been reported destroyed and 5 structures damaged. There are currently 5,400 structures threatened by the fire.
 
According to Cal Fire's website, the fire activity has reduced significantly as crews continue to improve fire lines and make the affected area safe.

 

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Wall Fire Evacuation Live Map


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Wall Fire - Animal Evacuation Centers


Animal Shelters from Cal Fire's website:

Small Animal Shelter: Del Oro Ave. “Old County Hospital”, Oroville, CA
Large Animal Shelter: Camelot on Clark Road in Butte Valley, CA
Animal Rescue Helpline: (530) 895-0000

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Wall Fire Evacuations Latest


Wall Fire Evacuations - Latest from Cal Fire's website:

Evacuations: Limited downgrading of evacuation orders for The area west of Miners Ranch Rd. from Hwy. 162 to Oro Bangor Hwy.

Evacuation orders:
All roads/areas north and south of Forbestown Rd. from the intersection of Highway 162 at Lumpkin Rd.
All roads/areas south of Forbestown Rd. from Lumpkin Rd. to Robinson Mill Rd.
Bangor Highway to Miners Ranch Rd. and Naranja Ave.
All roads/areas east of Oro Bangor Hwy. from Miners Ranch Rd. to Avocado Rd.
All roads/areas west of Oro Bangor Hwy. from Swedes Flat Rd. and Avocado Rd
All roads/areas north and south of Swedes Flat Rd. to Robinson Mill Rd.
All roads/areas east of Miners Ranch Rd. from Hwy 162 south to Swedes Flat Rd.

Evacuation Warnings:
All areas west of Miners Ranch Rd. and Dunstone Dr. from Hwy. 162 to Grubbs Rd.
Everything to the north of Upper Palermo Rd. at Grubbs Road to Grubbs Road at Dunstone Dr.
All roads/areas along Foothill Blvd. at Oro Bangor Hwy. to Oro Bangor Hwy. at Lower Wyandotte Rd, continuing south on Lower Wyandotte Rd. to the intersection of upper Palermo Road and Grubbs Rd, encompassing everything to the west to Oro Bangor Hwy.
All roads/areas east of Oro Bangor Hwy. at Foothill Blvd. to Pinedale Ave., Pinedale Ave., north to Edgewood Dr., North to Hilldale Ave., west to Hwy. 162.
All roads/areas along Glen Dr. from Oro Dam Blvd. East to Oro Quincy Hwy. and everything to the east of Glen Dr.
All roads/areas along Oro Dam Blvd. East from Glen Dr. to Kelly Ridge Rd.
All roads/areas east and west of Kelly Ridge Rd. from Oro Quincy Hwy. up to Oro Dam Blvd.

Evacuation Center:Church of the Nazarene
2238 Monte Vista Avenue, Oroville, CA

 

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Wall Fire Update for 7-10-17


The Wall Fire started off of Chinese Wall Road north of Bangor just before 3 pm Friday. The blaze has burned 5,600 acres and is 35 percent contained. 
17 structures have been destroyed and 5 damaged. 5,400 structures are threatened. 
 
According to Cal Fire's website: Approximately 4,000 people have been evacuated.
 

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Wall Fire Update | July 9, 12:55pm


Wall Fire Update | July 9, 12:55pm
-source CAL FIRE http://m.fire.ca.gov
Acres Burned: 5,000 acres - 17% contained


Evacuation Warnings:
All areas north of Highway 162 from Miners Ranch Road to Glen Drive/Oro Quincy Highway
All areas east of Oro Dam Blvd. from Highway 162 to Lake Oroville, including Canyon Drive and Longview Drive.
All areas east of the follow roads: Arbor Ave. from Highway 162, Hillsdale Ave., Edgewood Ave., Pinedale Ave., Foothill Blvd. to Oro-Bangor Highway, Oro-Bangor Highway from Foothill Blvd. to Lower Wyando, Upper Palermo Rd. to the intersection of South Villa Rd.
All areas north of South Villa / Grubbs Road from the intersection of Upper Palermo to Dunston Rd.
Oro Bangor Highway from Miners Ranch Road, south and west to Dunstone Road
Miners Ranch Road to Oro Bangor Highway west to Oakvale Avenue, including the Oaks and Skyline Blvd.

Evacuations: Evacuation orders:
Oro Bangor Highway from Swedes Flat Road to Avocado Road, including all connection roads and areas.
All areas west of Miners Ranch Road from the intersection of Highway 162 to Oro-Bangor Highway., including the Oaks mobile home park, Mt. Ida Road, Skyline Blvd. and Oakvale Ave.
All areas south of Highway 162 from the intersection of Miners Ranch Road to Oakvale Ave.
All areas east of Oakvale Ave. from Highway 162 to Miners Ranch Road including Oro Bangor Highway
All areas north and south from the intersection of Highway 162 and Forbestown Road to Black Bart Road.
All areas east of Miners Ranch Road and Highway 162 (Olive Highway) and Oro Bangor Highway to Swedes Flat Road.
All areas west of Robinson Mill from Forbestown Road to La Porte Road.

Last Updated: 2017-07-09 12:55:00
Date Started: 2017-07-07 14:52:00
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Butte County Fire
County: Butte County
Location: Chinese Wall Rd, 5 miles north of Bangor
Acres Burned: 5,000 acres - 17% contained
Containment: 7/15/2017
Structures Destroyed: 10 structures destroyed, 5 damaged
Structures Threatened: 750

Evacuation Center: Church of the Nazarene
2238 Monte Vista Avenue, Oroville, CA
Injuries: 4
Cause: Under Investigation
Cooperating Agencies: CHP, Butte County Sheriff, CDCR, California State Parks, Cal OES, CCC, Cal OES – Law, North Valley Animal Disaster Group, Butte County EOC, American Red Cross, Butte County Animal Control, and PG&E
Total Fire Personned: 1,086
Engines: 169
Fire Crews: 32
Air Tankers: Yes
Helicopters: 7
Dozers: 19
Water Tenders: 16
Lat/Long: -121.41222/39.45352
Conditions: The fire continues to burn actively. The fire is burning primarily to the northwest and southwest. Hot dry weather is expected to continue in the fire area. Firefighters are working to establish and maintain control lines and reduce the threat of property damage. Evacuation orders and warnings are in effect.
Media Line (530) 510-8406
Public Information (530) 538-7826
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Wall Fire Update July 9, 9:00am


Wall Fire Update July 9, 9:00am
-source CAL FIRE http://m.fire.ca.gov/

Evacuation Warnings:
All areas north of Highway 162 from Miners Ranch Road to Glen Drive/Oro Quincy Highway
All areas east of Oro Dam Blvd. from Highway 162 to Lake Oroville, including Canyon Drive and Longview Drive.


All areas east of the following roads: Arbor Ave. from Highway 162, Hillsdale Ave., Edgewood Ave., Pinedale Ave., Foothill Blvd. to Oro-Bangor Highway, Oro-Bangor Highway from Foothill Blvd. to Lower Wyando, Upper Palermo Rd. to the intersection of South Villa Rd.
All areas north of South Villa / Grubbs Road from the intersection of Upper Palermo to Dunston Rd.
Oro Bangor Highway from Miners Ranch Road, south and west to Dunstone Road
Miners Ranch Road to Oro Bangor Highway west to Oakvale Avenue, including the Oaks and Skyline Blvd.

Evacuations: Evacuation orders:
All areas west of Miners Ranch Road from the intersection of Highway 162 to Oro-Bangor Highway., including the Oaks mobile home park, Mt. Ida Road, Skyline Blvd. and Oakvale Ave.
All areas south of Highway 162 from the intersection of Miners Ranch Road to Oakvale Ave.
All areas east of Oakvale Ave. from Highway 162 to Miners Ranch Road including Oro Bangor Highway
All areas north and south from the intersection of Highway 162 and Forbestown Road to Black Bart Road.
All areas east of Miners Ranch Road and Highway 162 (Olive Highway) and Oro Bangor Highway to Swedes Flat Road.
All areas west of Robinson Mill from Forbestown Road to La Porte Road.

Last Updated: 2017-07-09 09:00:00
Date Started: 2017-07-07 14:52:00
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Butte County Fire
County: Butte County
Location: Chinese Wall Rd, 5 miles north of Bangor
Acres Burned: 4,400 acres - 17% contained
Containment: 7/15/2017
Structures Destroyed: 10 structures destroyed, 5 damaged
Structures Threatened: 750

Evacuation Center: Church of the Nazarene- 2238 Monte Vista Avenue, Oroville, CA
Injuries: 4
Cause: Under Investigation
Cooperating Agencies: CHP, Butte County Sheriff, CDCR, California State Parks, Cal OES, CCC, Cal OES – Law, North Valley Animal Disaster Group, Butte County EOC, American Red Cross, Butte County Animal Control, and PG&E
Total Fire Personned: 1,086
Engines: 169
Fire Crews: 32
Air Tankers: Yes
Helicopters: 7
Dozers: 19
Water Tenders: 16
Lat/Long: -121.41222/39.45352
Conditions: The fire continues to burn actively. The fire is burning primarily to the northwest and southwest. Hot dry weather is expected to continue in the fire area. Firefighters are working to establish and maintain control lines and reduce the threat of property damage. Evacuation orders and warnings are in effect.
Media Line (530) 510-8406
Public Information (530) 538-7826

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Wall Fire Update July 8, 10:45pm


Wall Fire Incident Information Update July 8, 10:45pm

-source CAL FIRE http://m.fire.ca.gov/

Evacuation Warnings:
Oro Bangor Highway from Miners Ranch Road, south and west to Dunstone Road. Miners Ranch Road to Oro Bangor Highway west to Oakvale Avenue, including the Oaks and Skyline Blvd.

 

Evacuations: Evacuation orders:
All areas north and south from the intersection of Highway 162 and Forbestown Road to Black Bart Road.
All areas east of Miners Ranch Road and Highway 162 (Olive Highway) and Oro Bangor Highway to Swedes Flat Road. All areas west of Robinson Mill from Forbestown Road to La Porte Road.

 

Acres Burned: 2,700 acres - 20% contained
Containment: 7/15/2017
Structures Destroyed: 10 structures destroyed, 5 damaged
Structures Threatened: 500
 

Evacuation Center: Church of the Nazarene
2238 Monte Vista Avenue, Oroville, CA
Injuries: 4
Cause: Under Investigation
Cooperating Agencies: CHP, Butte County Sheriff, CDCR, California State Parks, Cal OES, CCC, Cal OES – Law, North Valley Animal Disaster Group, Butte County EOC, American Red Cross, Butte County Animal Control, and PG&E
Total Fire Personnel: 1,086
Engines: 169
Fire Crews: 32
Air Tankers: Yes
Helicopters: 7
Dozers: 19
Water Tenders: 16
Lat/Long: -121.41222/39.45352
Conditions: The fire continues to burn actively. The fire is burning primarily to the northwest and southwest. Hot dry weather is expected to continue in the fire area. Firefighters are working to establish and maintain control lines and reduce the threat of property damage. Evacuation orders and warnings are in effect.

Last Updated: 2017-07-08 22:45:00
Date Started: 2017-07-07 14:52:00
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Butte County Fire
County: Butte County
Location: Chinese Wall Rd, 5 miles north of Bangor
Media Line (530) 510-8406
Public Information (530) 538-7826
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Wall Fire Incident Information Update July 8, 7:45pm


Wall Fire Incident Information Update July 8, 7:45pm

-source CAL FIRE http://m.fire.ca.gov
Acres Burned: 2,700 acres - 20% contained
Containment: 7/15/2017
Structures Destroyed: 10 homes destroyed

Traffic is being stopped at Olive Hwy / HWY 162 and Kelly Ridge Road / Miners Ranch Road (UPDATE).
 

The following roads are now under an evacuation warning: All roads south of Olive Highway between Oakvale Ave and Miners Ranch Rd, All roads east of Oakvale Ave between Olive Highway to Miners Ranch Rd.

The following roads are currently under an evacuation warning:
Lower Forebestown Road from Ponderosa Way to Forbestown Road, Red Bird Court, Eddy Court, Peace Court, Dozier Court, Ponderosa Way from Robinson Mill Road to the Yuba County Line, Chataqua Way, Handel Street, Greenbush Road, Silesian Way, Black Trail Road, Richmont Court, Richmont Drive, Whispering Woods Way, Rebie Way, White Fur Lane, Powell Ridge Road, St. Arlene Way, Lake Haven Way from Lumpkin Road to St. Arlene Way, Starziak Lane, Elsa Lane, Wicks Way, Elams Ranch Road, Stringtown Road, Lakeview Ridge Road, Rebel Lane, Summer View Drive, Dancing Wind Drive, Maidu Run, Lothrop Lane, Empire Point Drive, Mountain Oak Road, Mather Lane, Finlayson Court, Nice Place, Romelt Lane, Rosa Way, Mackey Court, Hershel Lane, Angle Way, Hurleton Road from Kim Drive to Hershel Lane, Forbestown Circle, Lake Wyandotte Drive, Diamond Bar Court, Gold View Court, Gloriana Road, Harry Lane, Old Post Drive, Kim Drive, Justin Lane, Little Oak Road, Oro Bangor Highway from Jan-Dar Road to Coyote Moon Trail, Forbestown Road from Little Oak Road to Hide-Away, Forbestown Road from Rosie O'Grady Lane to Robinson Mill Road, Mission Olive Road, Spangler Court, Ruth's Court, Friedman Court, Nugget Ranch Road, Froggie Lane, Mission Olive Court, Ramos Court, Misty View Way, Live Oak Knoll Drive, Olive Tree Lane, Pleasant View Lane, Ybarra Court, Hassler Court, Manzanella Court, Culet Ranch Road, Blazford Gulch, El Corto Way, Damon Lane, Rossini Pond Drive, Winding Creek Way, Shady Oak Drive, Brooktree Lane, King Request Road, Deflore Drive, Jan-Dar Road, Boyd Lane, Indian Rock Road, Oro Bangor Highway from Swedes Flat Road to Miners Ranch Road, Rutherford Lane, Mission Crest Drive, Coal Lane, Cornett

Evacuations: The following roads are currently under an evacuation order:
Hide-Away Road,Hope Lane, Mittens Lane, Grand Oak Drive, Grand Oak Court, Spring Valley Court, Rosie-O'Grady Lane, Rex Lane, Hardrock Road, Saddle Ranch Road, Black Bart Road, Lone Oak Drive, Lyons Lane, Davidson Hill Lane, Bandit Lane, Ambush Hill Lane, Shenandoah Lane, Renegade Road, Cold Creek Lane, Fire Camp Road, Shirley Lane, Sandra Lane, Eagle Vista Court, Eagle Vista Drive, Janet Lane, West Sandra Lane, Dedeker Lane, Jims Bar Road, Jernigan Way, Quality Lane, Verner Oaks Drive, Soda Creek Ranch Road, Ricky Road, Lorretta Lane, Ooti Way, Maple Lane, Purple Rocks Lane, Mistletoe Lane, Dickerson Lane, Hurleton Swedes Flat Road from Forbestown Road south to Swedes Flat Road, Greerty Road, Stoney Oaks Blvd., Stoney Oaks Loop, Obert Drive, Gaston Booth Road, Gold Mountain Road, Century Court, Le Fevre Lane, Deer Valley Road, Cedar Wood Drive, Turkey Creek Trail, Chinese Wall Road, Fox Lane, Spring Creek Road, Nichols Ranch Road, Romo Road, Swedes Flat Road from Oro Bangor Highway to Robinson Mill Road,
Upham Road from Le Fevre Lane to Robinson Mill Road, Forbestown Road from Rosie O'Grady Lane to Hide-Away

The following areas are now under an evacuation order: All roads north of Forbestown Road between Lumpkin Road and Hwy 162, All roads east of Miners Ranch Road in the Mt Ida/Old Olive Highway area.

 

Location: Chinese Wall Rd, 5 miles north of Bangor

Injuries: 4
Cause: Under investigation
Cooperating Agencies: CHP, Butte County Sheriff, CDCR, Cal Trans, PG&E
Total Fire Personned: 923
Engines: 61
Fire Crews: 26
Air Tankers: Yes
Helicopters: 7
Dozers: 19
Water Tenders: 16
Lat/Long: -121.41222/39.45352
Conditions: The fire continues to burn actively. The fire is burning primarily to the northeast, and southeast. Hot dry weather is expected to continue in the fire area. Firefighters are working to control the fire, and reduce the threat of property damage.
Public Information (530) 538-7826
Last Updated: 2017-07-08 19:45:00
Date Started: 2017-07-07 14:50:00
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Butte County Fire
County: Butte County
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Wall Fire Update July 8, 3:00pm


Wall Fire Incident Information

 

additional evacuation warning issued on Foothill Blvd. from Dunstone Dr. to Miners Ranch Rd. Evacuation Warning for the No. side of Swedes Flat Rd. from Chinese Wall Rd. to Oro Bangor Hwy. now an Evacuation Order Oro Bangor Hwy from Jan Dar Rd. to Avacado Rd. and all connecting road are now under an Evacuation Warning.

 

Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Butte

County Fire County: Butte County

Location: Chinese Wall Rd, 5 miles north of Bangor

Acres Burned: 2,000 acres - 2% contained

Structures Destroyed: 10 homes destroyed

 

 

Evacuations: Immediate Evacuation Order for Hurleton Swedes Flat Road from Grand Oak to Swedes Flat and all connecting roads. Hurleton Swedes Flat Road from Grand Oak to Swedes Flat and all connecting roads. Black Bart Road and all roads connecting to Black Bart Road are now under an Immediate Evacuation Order Forbestown Rd from Hurleton Rd to Old Forbestown Rd and all connecting roads are under an Evacuation Warning

 

Injuries: 6 minor injuries (5 civilians, 1 crew member)

Lat/Long: -121.41222/39.45352

Public Information (530) 538-7826

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source Cal Fire http://m.fire.ca.gov

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Wall Fire Incident Information UPDATE July 8, 8:45am


Wall Fire Incident Information
    Location: Chinese Wall Rd, 5 miles north of Bangor
    Acres Burned: 2,000 acres - 2% contained
    Structures Destroyed: 10 homes destroyed


    Evacuations:
    Immediate Evacuation Order for Hurleton Swedes Flat Road from Grand Oak to Swedes Flat and all connecting roads. Hurleton Swedes Flat Road from Grand Oak to Swedes Flat and all connecting roads.
    Black Bart Road and all roads connecting to Black Bart Road are now under an Immediate Evacuation Order
    Forbestown Rd from Hurleton Rd to Old Forbestown Rd and all connecting roads are under an Evacuation Warning
    Evacuation Warning for the No. side of Swedes Flat Rd. from Chinese Wall Rd. to Oro Bangor Hwy. now an Evacuation Order
    Oro Bangor Hwy from Jan Dar Rd. to Avacado Rd. and all connecting road are now under an Evacuation Warning.

    Injuries: 6 minor injuries (5 civilians, 1 crew member)
    Lat/Long: -121.41222/39.45352
    Public Information (530) 538-7826

 

    Last Updated: 2017-07-08 08:45:00
    Date Started: 2017-07-07 14:50:00
    Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Butte County Fire
    County: Butte County

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source: -CAL FIRE / http://m.fire.ca.gov/

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Missing Chico Man Found Dead


A missing Chico man has been found dead. The family of 56-year-old Stephen Odneal reported him missing after he left his residence on White Avenue on June 12th and they hadn't heard from him. According to a Chico Police department press release, a man was found deceased on June 23rd in the Chico area but he didn't have any identification and he was not immediately identified. However, authorities confirm that the body was that of Odneal. The cause of death in unknown at this time, but police do not suspect that foul play was involved.

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Missing Chico Man


Chico Police are looking for a missing man. 56-year-old Stephen Odneal reportedly left his residence on White Avenue in the morning of June the 12th and has not been seen since. Odneal's family says that he doesn't have a vehicle or a cell phone. They say he also doesn't have the financial ability to pay for transportation or meals. His family doesn't believe that Odneal has any medical issues. 
Odneal is described as a white male around five feet tall and 115 pounds. He has brown eyes and blonde hair.
According to a Chico Police press release, there doesn't seem to be any sign of foul play regarding his disappearance, but his family is concerned.

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Chico Pedestrian Vs. Train Injury


A pedestrian is injured after reportedly being struck by a train in Chico. Officers and emergency personnel arrived to the railroad tracks near West 4th Avenue to find a woman near the tracks with major injuries before 9 pm Thursday. The unidentified woman, in her twenties, was said to be conscious and talking. She was taken to Enloe Medical Center. According to a Chico Police Department press release, her injuries, although major, do not appear to be life-threatening.

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Chico Police Take an Alleged Dangerous Felon off the Streets


Chico Police nab a reported dangerous felon. The Chico Police Swat Team arrived at a home on the 12 hundred block of North Cedar Street around 5:30 Thursday morning to serve a high-risk search warrent. Chico Police had received a report that 32-year-old Omarr Lewis was at the residence and was allegedly in possession of multiple firearms. Lewis was taken into custody without incident. Officers searched the property and located two loaded firearms and an armored body-vest. Police also discovered 1.11 grams of methamphetamine and unlawfully possessed prescription medication. 
According to a Chico Police Department press release, Lewis was charged with being in possession of firearms and various other felony charges. 

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Chico Biting Arrest


A biting incident in Downtown Chico sends one woman to jail. Two TARGET team officers were on foot-patrol when they spotted a woman smoking at the Downtown City Plaza around 1 pm Tuesday. One of the officers contacted the woman, identified as 36-year-old Trina Stotler and told her that it was a violation to smoke in that area, but She started to walk away. The officer reportedly tried to restrain Stotler, but she allegedly resisted him. The other officer tried to assist however, Stotler reportedly bit his arm. According to a Chico Police Department press release, the officer was sent to the hospital as a precaution, but he was not seriously injured. Stotler was eventually subdued and arrested. She was charged with resisting the officers.

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Early Morning Chico Chase


A man leads police on a chase in Chico early this morning. Officers attempted to stop a Honda Civic reportedly driven by 33-year-old Tau Thao on Cohasset Road before 1 am this morning but he allegedly took off leading officers on a chase. Thao allegedly crashed the car in some shrubbery in the area of the Esplande and East Sacramento Avenue after reportedly driving recklessly. Thao then reportedly tried to hide on a roof of a nearby house. According to Chico Police Department press release, Thao was arrested for vehicle theft, DUI, possession of a controlled substance, and evading with wanton disregard for the safety of the public.
Police also say that one of the passengers of the Honda was arrested for an outstanding felony warrant. A female passenger was released at the scene.

 

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An Oroville man is sentenced in a child sex abuse case


60-year-old Randy Dahl was sentenced, last week, to 16 years in prison for child molestation and he was ordered to $300,000 to the victim.
That victim, a 9-year-old boy, told authorities in 2016 that he had been abused by Dahl as far as he could remember. According to a Butte County District Attorney Office press release, investigators found evidence that Dahl had been molesting the boy since he was 3-years-old. Investigators also searched Dahl's computer and found child pornography.
During the Sentencing hearing, the prosecutor state that Dahl had been molesting boys most of his adult life. The DA's Office says that the latest victim is a hero for reporting the crime and breaking the cycle of abuse.
Dahl will be evaluated under the state's sexually violent predator program which could place him into a state hospital for life.

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