Oroville Man Arrested in Connection to Butte County, Sacramento Robberies
OROVILLE — BCSO detectives have been investigating the January 11th burglary at Bamford Parts and Equipment on Highway 70, in which more than $15,000 of property is said to have been stolen.
On the 16th, deputies were called to a property on Pentz Road in Paradise after a vehicle matching the description of the one used in the burglary was reported. It was there that they met 40-year-old Jason Fowles of Sacramento who, as it turned out, was already on felony probation for grand theft.
A search of the area turned up a significant amount of stolen property, including items which had been reported stolen from Bamford Parts and Equipment. Deputies also recovered four truckloads of contraband — including three stolen firearms — that are believed to be connected to several burglaries in the Butte County and Sacramento area.
The next day, the investigation led deputies to two 40-foot storage units in the Sacramento area which contained additional stolen items.
Fowles was arrested on several charges — including burglary, possession of stolen property, probation violation, and grand theft — and booked into the Butte County Jail with bail set at $207,000. The investigation remains ongoing as detectives work to identify all victims of Fowles’ burglaries.