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OROVILLE, Calif. – The Butte County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) is searching for an Oroville man for a theft in the Bear Fire zone, and illegal marijuana grows.
An arrest warrant was issued on Thursday, Sept. 24, for 36-year-old Robert Strawn, who is accused of stealing property from an evacuated home in the Cherokee area.
Detectives served a search warrant at a home on Crystal Pines Road in Oroville on Sept. 22. During the search warrant, detectives said they located evidence indicating Strawn was associated with four additional parcels on Crystal Pines Road. Detectives also recovered the stolen property that belonged to the victim in the Cherokee area.
On Sept. 23, BCSO detectives, and detectives from the Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force served another search warrant on four parcels located on Crystal Pines Road. During the search warrant, they located a stolen vehicle, over 200 illegal marijuana plants, and illegal electrical hookups that posed a fire hazard, according to the sheriff's office.
BCSO is asking anyone with additional information regarding this investigation to contact Detective Vaj Thao at 530-538-7671.