Oroville law enforcement receives two bomb threats, forces evacuation

Feb 8, 2016 7:50 PM by David McVicker

Oroville Police are investigating after their 911 emergency dispatchers received two separate bomb threats Monday morning.

Police said dispatchers received a phone call around 9:23 a.m. Monday threatening that an explosive device had been planted at the Butte County Probation office located on the 40 block of County Center Drive in Oroville. As police were responding to the threat, the same individual called again repeating the threat.

Police evacuated the probation office and surrounding building and shut down County Center Drive between Sheriffs Access Road and Lively Lane as a precaution and to investigate the threat.

The buildings were shut down for approximately two hours while investigators searched for explosive devices. None were located in the building nor in the surrounding areas.

An official involved with the investigation said they are taking the threats very seriously and anyone with information on the threats can report the information anonymously by calling 530-538-2448.


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