Some sources say yes – and extensively. Others say there has been no looting.
“Here’s A Rundown of All the Looting and Robbery Incidents That Occurred During the Oroville Evacuation”
According to the Oroville Mercury register, there were multiple looting incidents which have led to the arrests of five different people. Several hours after the evacuation order was given, two people were arrested for breaking into a Dollar General store. Another two individuals were arrested for looting a local market, one of whom was a 16-year-old carrying a shotgun. A fifth individual was arrested after he tried to steal a gun safe from a residence, and drive off with it in a four wheeler. During the evacuation there were a total of 240 911 calls, many of which were for crimes in progress.”
The LA Times says there was no looting.
“No looting but some burglaries during Oroville evacuation, sheriff says”
Maybe someone can tell me what the difference is between looting and burglary.
Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea repeated his insistence Wednesday that there had been no looting while Oroville was under mandatory evacuation orders, but he conceded that the town had seen “burglaries.”