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Address: 1525 Court St.
Redding, CA 96001

Press Releases

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MAY ​​2015 

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DATE/TIME: 05/05/15  0845 hrs.
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Logan Stonehouse 
CASE # 15-16029
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6096 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY: Sgt. Logan Stonehouse  

CRIME/INCIDENT: 245(a)(1) PC- Assault with a deadly weapon
LOCATION: 5044 Red Bluff Ave. City of Shasta Lake, CA 96019
VICTIM: Schwegerl, David Allen 
SUSPECT(S): Burge, Aaron William (DOB- 08/08/1985)
        
SYNOPSIS: 

On Tuesday, 05/05/15, at approximately 0538 hrs, deputies from the City of Shasta Lake received a report of a stabbing that just occurred at 5044 Red Bluff Ave. in the City of Shasta Lake.

Deputies arrived on scene and determined that David Schwegerl was stabbed on the left side of his upper torso.  After further investigation, deputies identified the suspect as Aaron Burge who had fled prior to deputies arriving on scene.

Schwegerl and Burge were involved in a verbal altercation over Burge refusing to leave the residence.  The verbal altercation escalated and resulted in Burge stabbing Schwegerl with an unknown type knife.

Schwegerl was transported to Mercy Medical Center where he was treated for his stab wound.  At this time Burge has not been located.  Burge is believed to be armed and dangerous.  Anyone with information of Burge’s whereabouts are asked to contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office.

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DATE/TIME: 05/04/15 1403 hours  
CASE #: 15-15503
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Steve Grashoff
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6540
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6540  
BY: Sergeant Steve Grashoff

CRIME/INCIDENT: Missing Person at Risk
LOCATION: Missing from 14781 Bollibokka Way, Shasta County
VICTIM: Orr, Charles Keeley AKA “Buzz” WMA DOB 03/02/54 61 years of age

SYNOPSIS:

On Thursday, April 30, 2015 at approximately 2014 hours, Orr’s family contacted the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office and reported Charles Orr had walked away from his residence in Jones Valley and has not returned. Family members related Orr has been somewhat depressed after retiring from his longtime job. Charles Orr made vague suicidal statements in the past and had made appointments to seek counseling for possible depression. Family members stated Orr has left under similar circumstances within the last 30 days but returned each time.

On the day of Charles Orr’s disappearance, he spoke of going to the French Gulch area to gold pan. However, when Orr left the family residence, he did not take his vehicle. Orr was last seen wearing blue jeans with a blue shirt, wearing work boots and carrying a black leather backpack. Charles Orr is described as a WMA, 602, 160, green eyes, and brown collar length hair. The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office along with family members have searched areas in Jones Valley for Charles Orr which led to negative results. 

Charles Orr is considered Missing at Risk due to suicidal statements and depression. Charles Orr’s family and the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is seeking any information regarding his whereabouts.

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DATE/TIME: 05/02/2015 at 0220  
CONTACT OFFICER: Deputy Coroner Reynolds 
CASE # C15-0455
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530)225-5551 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER:   
BY: Deputy Coroner Reynolds
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: Burn Victim
LOCATION: 1060 South St. Redding
 
SYNOPSIS:

05/02/2015, Saturday, at 0220 hours, Mercy Medical Center reported a death in the emergency room of a female burn victim from an apartment fire in the ER with burns to 90% of her body. Next of kin have been notified. The decedent has been identified as Kimberly Diehl, 51 years of Redding.

A post mortem exam will be conducted next week.

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DATE/TIME: 05/02/2015 at 1735 hours  
CONTACT OFFICER: Deputy Coroner Reynolds 
CASE # C15-0458
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530)225-5551 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER:   
BY: Deputy Coroner Reynolds
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: Fatal motorcycle accident
LOCATION: Olinda Road at Paulina Lane
 
SYNOPSIS:

05/02/2015, Saturday, at 1735 hours, the driver of a motorcycle was declared deceased on scene. The next of kin have been notified. The driver was identified as Richard Celano, 62 years old from Tehama California. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.

A post mortem exam will be conducted next week.

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DATE/TIME: May 1, 2015
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Pat Kropholler   
CASE #: 14-3516
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6135
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Pat Kropholler 

CRIME/INCIDENT:  Attempted Homicide, Rape by Force or Fear, Domestic Violence, and Terrorist Threats. 
LOCATION: Various locations throughout Shasta County
VICTIM(S): Confidential
SUSPECT(S): Travis Levi Calfy, White Male Adult, 26 years old, resident of Redding

SYNOPSIS:

In January of 2014, the victim who will remain confidential, reported that she had been raped and assaulted by her then boyfriend Travis Calfy. The allegations described that between a span of six months in 2013, Calfy assaulted the victim numerous times and forcibly raped her on one occasion. Calfy allegedly choked the victim unconscious several times and would bite her until she was bleeding and spit the blood in her face. The victim lived in terror and was afraid to report the incidents to law enforcement out of fear that Calfy would retaliate against her. The Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit investigated this case over several months and found acquaintances who had witnessed some of the assaults. Some of those witnesses had photographs of injuries the victim sustained.

A warrant was issued this week for Calfy’s arrest. Today at approximately 0900 hours, he was taken into custody by detectives and booked into the jail on the listed charges. He is currently being held in lieu of $100,000.00 bail.

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DATE/TIME: 04/30/2015 at 1636 hours  
CONTACT OFFICER: Deputy Coroner Reynolds 
CASE # C15-0451
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530)225-5551 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER:   
BY: Deputy Coroner Reynolds
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: Fatal Traffic Collision South I5 at North Market Street
LOCATION: Shasta County 
 
SYNOPSIS:

On 04/30/2015 at approximately 1630 hours, a semi-truck left the roadway and rolled onto its side down a steep embankment. The driver was identified as, Herman Spero, 70 years old of Eugene Oregon. Spero was declared deceased on scene and next of kin has been notified. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the vehicle accident.

A post mortem exam will be conducted next week.

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APRIL ​​2015 

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 DATE/TIME: 4/30/2015 at 7:51 A.M.
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Jason Barnhart
CASE # 15-15442
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Jason Barnhart  

CRIME/INCIDENT: 11366 H&S, 11378 H&S, 11359 H&S and 182 P.C.
LOCATION: 16417 Emmett Ln., Happy Valley, Ca
SUSPECTS(S):
  Winters, Dennis (41yrs)
  Rainey, Misty (42 yrs.)  

SYNOPSIS:

On Thursday 4/30/2015 deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s AB-109 Team, which includes a deputy probation officer from the Shasta County Probation Department, responded to Dennis Winters’ residence located at 16417 Emmett Ln., in Happy Valley. Deputies responded to this location to conduct a probation compliance check on Winters,
who was on Post Release Community Supervision (AB-109) as a result of past narcotic offenses. Winters lived at the residence with his girlfriend, Misty Rainey.   

During the compliance check deputies located 6.6 ounces of methamphetamine, scales, drug paraphernalia and packaging materials which is indicative of narcotic sales. Deputies also located 2.8 pounds of processed marijuana and narcotic prescription pills, which were not prescribed to Winters or Rainey.

Winters was arrested for the listed criminal charges and booked into the Shasta County Jail. A case will be submitted to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office regarding Rainey’s involvement in this case.

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DATE/TIME: 04/26/15, 1629 hours  
CASE #: 15-14890
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Steve Grashoff
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6540
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6540  
BY: Sergeant Steve Grashoff

CRIME/INCIDENT: Felony Evading Law Enforcement, Resisting Arrest, and Warrants
LOCATION: Win River Casino, Shasta County
SUSPECT(S):
  Antony Thetford IMA DOB 10/10/90 (Arrested)
  John Delevati WMA DOB 02/15/85 (Outstanding)

SYNOPSIS:

On Sunday, April 26, 2015, at 1316 hours, Deputies with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office spotted John Delevati driving southbound on Hwy 273 near the intersection off Clear Creek Road. John Delevati is wanted for a traffic warrant and is a possible suspect to an earlier reported burglary in the Happy Valley area. Deputies tried to conduct a traffic stop on John Delevati which led to a failure to yield. John Delevati, who was driving a Lincoln Navigator, accelerated and reached speeds up to 85 MPH. Delevati fled with no regard to safety to oncoming foot and vehicle traffic. Delevati turned into Win River and drove to the very end of the road where he drove off a cliff crashing into Clear Creek. Deputies quickly learned that a passenger identified as Antony Thetford was also in the vehicle. Thetford began to flee on foot after the crash but quickly stopped as Deputy Tom Fleming utilized his K-9, Thor. Antony Thetford was arrested without incident.
 
John Delevati fled on foot through the thick brush and crossed Clear Creek in a northbound direction. An extensive search was conducted which led to negative results. John Delevati is to be considered Armed and Dangerous. He has an extensive criminal background with law enforcement. John Delevati is described as 5 foot 11 inches, heavy build, shaved head and last seen wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information on John Delevati’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office at the above listed phone numbers

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DATE/TIME: 04/20/15 1409 hours  
CASE #: 15-14117
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Steve Grashoff
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6540
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025  
BY: Sergeant Steve Grashoff

CRIME/INCIDENT: Terrorist Threats, Weapon Violations, Conspiracy to Commit Crime, Obstructing and Delaying Peace Officer, and Tampering with Evidence. 
LOCATION: Woodmen Hill @ Highway 299 E, Shasta County
SUSPECT(S):
  #1 Alan Weaver WMA DOB 05/24/71
  #2 Louis Torres HMA DOB 01/17/56
VICTIM(S): Confidential 

SYNOPSIS:

On Monday April 20, 2015 at 1003 hours, The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a male subject on his way to a residence off Hwy 299 to possibly murder the Confidential Victim.  The Victim identified the male as, Alan Weaver (Ex-Husband) and advised he had access to weapons. Prior to arriving on scene, SHASCOM advised a second subject by the name of Louis Torres was with Weaver and was armed with a shotgun. Deputies responded code 3 and again were updated that Weaver and Torres had left the scene in a vehicle. The vehicle was quickly located near the above location and a felony car stop was conducted. Both subjects were detained without incident. Inside the vehicle deputies located a rifle that belonged to Alan Weaver. During this investigation deputies learned that Alan Weaver was on felony searchable probation and had made recent threats to kill his ex-wife. On a tape recording provided by the victim, you can hear Alan Weaver threatening to kill the victim numerous times and telling the victim that he would shoot it out with law enforcement. Alan Weaver was arrested for Terrorist Threats and Weapon Violations. Louis Torres was interviewed on scene and released as he had no part in the incident and was not armed per witnesses.

Further investigation revealed that Alan Weaver lived at 19232 Knighten Road and possibly had more weapons at the house. Deputies responded to the residence to seize the weapons as he was on felony probation. Upon arrival, deputies located Louis Torres at the residence removing Alan Weaver’s weapons. Torres made statements that he did not want Weaver to get into any more trouble then what he was already in. Louis Torres was arrested for Conspiracy to Commit Crime, Obstructing and Delaying Peace Officer, and Tampering with Evidence. Four rifles and one handgun along with ammunition were located at the residence.

Due to the on-going investigation no further information will be provided at this time. Further victims are coming forward with information

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On Saturday, April 18, 2015, at 1103 hours, an anonymous reporting party alerted the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office of a disturbance in front of a residence located in the 8000 Block of Asteroid Way, Shingletown, California.  The reporting party told SHASCOM they were concerned to due ongoing violence at the location.  Deputies were familiar with the residence as an involved subject was identified as 26-year-old James Norman Hall Jr. of Shingletown.  In addition, Hall was recently issued a temporary restraining order, which prohibited him from returning to the particular location where he was observed by the reporting party. 

Deputies responded to the scene where they located multiple witnesses and the confidential protected person(s) listed in the restraining order.  Deputies learned during their investigation that Hall was in fact at the residence just prior to their arrival in violation of the temporary restraining order.  Deputies found Hall at a nearby residence who admitted to knowingly violating the temporary restraining order; noting he had a copy of the restraining order on his person when deputies contacted him.  Hall was taken into custody without incident and booked at the Shasta County Jail for violating a temporary restraining order.

Sergeant Randall #192
15-13867

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On Saturday, April 18, 2015, at approximately 0834 hours, deputies were dispatched to an explosion near Leopard Drive in the unincorporated area of Shasta County.  As deputies responded to the scene, SHASCOM personnel began receiving additional information regarding the call for service.  It was reported that a small aircraft had collided with the ground. The California Highway Patrol Helicopter was deployed to check the area where the explosion was reported.

Emergency medical personnel, along with law enforcement officers, arrived on scene and found what appeared to be a small debris field in a vacant field several hundred yards away from a residence.  A closer inspection of the debris indicated it was the wreckage of a small aircraft.  The remains of a single occupant were located among the wreckage.  There is no evidence of any other victims at this time and the identity of the occupant is being withheld pending positive identification. 

This incident is still under investigation by the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office and the Coroner’s Office.  More information is expected to be released as it becomes available.     

Sergeant Randall #192
SCSO 15-13852

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On Saturday, April 18, 2015, at approximately 0944 hours, deputies were dispatched to a residence located in the 15000 Block of Stoney Terrace, Redding, California for a disturbance.  Deputies arrived on scene and determined the disturbance was domestic violence related; therefore, the victim’s name will remain confidential.  The victim informed deputies she was assaulted by her husband whom was identified as 30-year-old Vincent James Bettiga of Redding, California.  The victim informed deputies that Bettiga interrupted a call to law enforcement by taking her cellular phone.   

Officer(s) with the Redding Police Department located Bettiga and he was detained. Deputies were able to speak with Bettiga, who provided information which corroborated the victim’s statement and he was placed under arrest without incident.  Bettiga was booked at the Shasta County Jail for violating Penal Code section(s) 243(e)(1) PC- Domestic Battery and 591.5 PC- Interrupting an Emergency Call. 

BY: Sergeant Randall #192
CASE #: 15-13854

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On 04/11/15, at approximately 1130 hours, a deputy from the City of Shasta Lake Division was patrolling the area of Montana Avenue and La Mesa Avenue in Shasta Lake.  The deputy noticed a white Acura without a license plate affixed to the front bumper, in violation of California Vehicle Code §5200(a).  The deputy attempted to stop the Acura to contact the driver, later identified as 41-year-old Richard Price Burger of Redding.  Burger fled in the vehicle.  A records check of the rear license plate revealed the vehicle was stolen from the Redding area. 

Burger led deputies through side streets within the City of Shasta Lake, out Union School Road and to Bear Mountain Road.  Due to safety concerns as a result of Burger’s disregard to the motoring public and pedestrians, the deputy terminated the pursuit.  Luckily, the California Highway Patrol helicopter was able to locate the Acura moments later.  The CHP helicopter followed the Acura to a dead-end road in the area of Highview Trail in Jones Valley.  The CHP helicopter kept a visual on Burger as he fled from the vehicle on foot.

As deputies arrived on scene, they were directed to Burger’s location where he was attempting to hide in some brush, approximately 600 yards from the Acura.  Deputies were able to take Burger into custody without further incident.  Burger was booked into Shasta County Jail on the following charges:

CVC §2800.2(a), Evading police officer with disregard to safety.
PC §496(a), Receiving known stolen property.
PC §148(a)(1), Delaying/obstructing public officer in duties
PC §22810(a), Felon in possession of tear gas/pepper spray

Written by:
Sergeant Tyler Thompson
Shasta County Sheriff’s Office
(530)245-6086
Case #15-12962 

 

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MARCH ​​2015 

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DATE/TIME: March 29, 2015 @ 1120 hours  
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Keith Sharp
CASE # 15-11343
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6099   
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025   

CRIME/INCIDENT: Shasta County’s Most Wanted Arrest
LOCATION: Burney
SUSPECT: Eric Leaf Mitchell (DOB: 12/03/1979)  
 
SYNOPSIS:

On Sunday, March 29th, 2015 at 1120 hours, citizens in Burney called to report a male creating a disturbance near the back of the Pit River Casino Mini-Mart.  The male left the area prior to deputy’s arrival on scene.  Deputies searched the area around the mini-mart and spotted the male as he attempted to elude apprehension by running and hiding near the Pit River Tribal Office.  Deputy Tim Estes and his K9 Blitz were able to locate and apprehend the male, who was then identified as Eric Mitchell.  Mitchell had two active warrants issued for his arrest and was listed as a Shasta County’s Most Wanted subject.  Mitchell was arrested and transported to the Shasta County Jail.

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DATE/TIME: 03/25/2015 at 1900 Hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Lieutenant Troy Clegg
CASE #: C15-0332
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-5551
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY: Lieutenant Troy Clegg

CRIME/INCIDENT: Missing Person Identified
LOCATION: Sacramento River
VICTIM(S): Brandon Stephens, D.O.B. 03/10/1980

SYNOPSIS:

On 03/25/2015, Wednesday the Shasta County Sheriff Coroner’s Office recovered a deceased subject from the Sacramento River, under the Hwy 44 bridge. The decedent was identified as, Brandon Stephens.  Stephens had been reported missing by family members on February 20th. 

The post mortem examination will be scheduled as soon as possible.  The case is being looked into by Shasta County Sheriff’s Office. Further information will be released regarding this case after the examination. 

The family of Stephens has been notified.  Anyone with information related to this case may call 530-245-6025.

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DATE/TIME: 3-25-15 1900 hrs. 
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom
CASE #15-10820
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6095
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Rescue
LOCATION: Near Sacramento River south of Anderson River Park. 
VICTIM(S):
  #1 Tammy Olmstead, Adult
  #2 Snoop, 16 year old Mustang

SYNOPSIS:

On Wednesday, March, 25th, 2015 at 1244 hours, SHASCOM received a call from citizens reporting their friend, Tammy Olmstead and her horse, Snoop were stuck in the mud.  Olmstead and Snoop were riding when Snoop got spooked, and they got stuck in the mud near the Sacramento River south of the Anderson River Park.
 
Emergency personnel were dispatched to the incident.  Olmstead was able to make it to shore.  The California Highway Patrol helicopter was able to guide responding personnel into the scene.  Shasta County Sheriff’s Office personnel made their way to Snoop and were able to rig a rope system around Snoop, and he was pulled out of the thick, deep mud and reunited with Olmstead.  A Veterinarian was at the scene and checked on Snoop, who appeared to be uninjured.
The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Anderson Fire Department, the City of Anderson Public Works and the California Highway Patrol for their assistance.

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DATE/TIME: 03/23/15 1920 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Logan Stonehouse 
CASE #15-10580
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6096 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY: Sgt. Logan Stonehouse  

CRIME/INCIDENT: 11379.6(a) H&S- Manufacture controlled substance by chemical extraction (“Honey Oil” Explosion)    
LOCATION: 4555 Riddle Rd., Apt. #142, City of Shasta Lake, CA 96019
VICTIM: State of California 
SUSPECT(S):
  #1- Miller, Michael Dwayne (DOB- 06/17/1975)
  #2- 15 year old male juvenile
 
SYNOPSIS: 

On Monday 03/23/15, at approximately 1641 hours, SHASCOM dispatch center received a call of a structure fire at 4555 Riddle Rd.  It was reported that there were explosions coming from the building.  Deputies from the City of Shasta Lake Station responded and determined the fire was in apartment #142.  Upon arrival, Michael Dwayne Miller, and a 15 year old male juvenile were determined to have suffered burns to their bodies.  Upon further investigation, it was believed the injuries were possibly the result of a “Honey Oil” lab explosion. It was determined that the incident occurred inside an upstairs bedroom in the apartment.  The City of Shasta Lake Fire Department also responded to the scene and suspected the cause of the fire was possibly related to criminal activity and not an accidental event. 

At the scene, SINTF investigators located evidence that indicated Michael Dwayne Miller and a 15 year old male juvenile, both of the City of Shasta Lake, were possibly involved in the illegal conversion or extraction of concentrated cannabis using butane. This type of chemical extraction is often referred to as “Butane Honey Oil” or “BHO.” As part of the extraction process they were using a highly flammable solvent to extract the concentrated cannabis from the marijuana.

It’s believed that vapors from the flammable solvent they were using ignited by an as of yet undetermined ignition source, which resulted in an explosion and fire. The interior of the apartment sustained major damage. Both Miller and the 15 year old male juvenile were taken to Shasta Regional Medical Center for treatment.  This incident remains under investigation.

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DATE/TIME: 03/22/15  1445 hrs.
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Logan Stonehouse 
CASE # 15-10394
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6096 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY: Sgt. Logan Stonehouse  

CRIME/INCIDENT: 496(a) PC- Possession of Stolen Property and 2 Misdemeanor Warrants
LOCATION: 4404 Vallecito St. Shasta Lake, CA 96019
VICTIM: Anthony, Lisa (Out of Oregon) 
SUSPECT(S): Sampley, Joshua Raymond (DOB- 07/14/1976)
         
SYNOPSIS: 

On Sunday, 03/22/15, at approximately 1029 hrs., Deputy Tumelson and Deputy Gardner were dispatched to 4404 Vallecito St. for a subject who was refusing to leave, later identified as Joshua Sampley.

SHASCOM advised Sampley had two active misdemeanor warrants for his arrest.  Upon arrival, Deputy Tumelson contacted Sampley in the driveway and detained him without incident.  Upon further investigation, Deputy Tumelson and Deputy Gardner located several boxes and furniture that appeared to be packed for moving in the carport area and inside the residence.

There was a prior BOLO for a stolen UHAUL truck from the area of the Thunderbird Lodge taken by Redding Police Department.  Deputy Tumelson believed the property at the residence was possibly the property from the stolen UHAUL truck.  Deputy Tumelson contacted Officer Zufall from the Redding Police Department and confirmed that the property was in fact from the stolen UHAUL.  Deputy Tumelson was able to contact the owner of the stolen property and they were later allowed to pick it all up.  There was several thousand dollars worth of household items, furniture, antiques, and family heirlooms. 

Sampley was later booked for possession of stolen property along with his two warrants.

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DATE/TIME: 03/22/15 0817 hours  
CASE #: 15-10383
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Steve Grashoff
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6540
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025  
BY: Sergeant Steve Grashoff

CRIME/INCIDENT: Resisting Arrest, Felony Vandalism
LOCATION: The intersection of Skypark and Airport Road, Shasta County (Gard Heating and Air)
SUSPECT(S): Minetto, Elizabeth Faye WFA DOB 07/04/77 

SYNOPSIS:

On Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 0817 hours, Shascom received a report of a female at the above listed location, breaking windows of a nearby business and throwing rocks at oncoming cars.

Deputies with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office responded and located the female, identified as Elizabeth Minetto standing in the S/B lane of Airport Road. She had taken her shoes off and threw them at oncoming cars. Once deputies contacted her she refused to come out of the middle of the street and tried to walk across the street into oncoming traffic. Deputies had no choice but to grab her so she would not get hit by a vehicle. Once deputies did this, Minetto violently fought with the deputies. Minetto punched at the deputies and refused their commands. After a brief struggle, Minetto was taken into custody.

During the investigation, deputies located broken windows at another nearby business. A witness came forward and identified Elizabeth Minetto as the responsible. Deputies also contacted another victim who advised Minetto had thrown a rock at their vehicle and caused damage. Elizabeth Minetto was arrested and transported the jail.

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DATE/TIME: 03/21/15 0700 hours 
CASE #: 15-10253
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Thompson #133
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 245-6087
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 245-6025   
BY: Sgt. Thompson #133

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  10852 CVC ~ Tamper with Vehicle
  594(a)(2) PC ~ Vandalism: Damage Property
  21510(b) PC ~ Carry Switchblade Knife
  148.9(a) PC ~ False Identification to Police Officer
  11377(a) H&S ~ Possession of a Controlled Substance
  11364.1(a) H&S ~ Possession of Unlawful Paraphernalia
LOCATION: 1700 Block Oregon Avenue, City of Shasta Lake
SUSPECT(S):
  Brandon Brice Boortz, 08/09/85, Medford Oregon
  Adrianne Jean Hart, 01/29/84, Medford Oregon
  Jasmine L. Baehr, 09/22/94, Sacramento California
  Joshua David Powell, 03/23/93, Fresno California
        
SYNOPSIS:

 On the above date and time, a Shasta County Sheriff’s deputy from the City of Shasta Lake division, was patrolling the area of Shasta Dam Blvd and Oregon Ave when he noticed a suspicious subject, later identified as Brandon Boortz, standing near a vehicle in the 1700 block of Oregon Ave.  The deputy noticed the dome light of the vehicle was on and Boortz was looking around nervously.  The deputy turned around at the next intersection and was on his way back to where he saw Boortz when he saw a different vehicle pulling up to the intersection of Oregon Ave and Shasta Dam Blvd.  The deputy recognized Boortz in the passenger area of the second vehicle as it passed him.  The deputy conducted an investigative stop on the vehicle.  The four (4) subjects in the vehicle were contacted and identified as Boortz, Adrianne Hart, Jasmine Baehr and Joshua Powell.  All four were acting extremely nervous and failed to follow commands.  All four were eventually detained as back up deputies arrived on scene.

A search of the vehicle revealed a total of 8.1 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 2 glass meth pipes, and numerous hypodermic syringes used for ingesting methamphetamine.  These items were located in several different locations of the vehicle.  One of the passengers, Joshua Powell, was found to be in possession of a butterfly knife.  Powell also initially provided a false name when questioned.

Contact was made with the owner of the original vehicle Boortz was seen at on Oregon Ave.  The rubber molding around the passenger front door was recently damaged indicating it had been broken into. 

All above listed suspects were arrested and transported to the main jail to be booked on the various listed charges.  During the investigation, Boortz was found to be on probation for possession of stolen property stemming from a November 2014 Redding PD case, where Boortz was found in a stolen vehicle along with Hart

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DATE/TIME: 03-21-2015/1802 hrs
CONTACT OFFICER: Deputy Ray Hughes 
CASE # 15-10321
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6095 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY: Deputy Hughes  

CRIME/INCIDENT: River Rescue
LOCATION: Sacramento River, South of Hwy 44 Bridge
VICTIMS: Croy, Kia Rochelle, Native American, female, 27 years   

SYNOPSIS:

On 3-21-2015, at 1802 hrs, a citizen on Redcliff Drive, in Redding, heard Croy calling for help.  The citizen saw Croy standing on the island that separates the main river channel from the Aqua-Golf driving range and the Park Marina boat launch area.  Redding Police Dept, Redding Fire Dept, California Highway Patrol Air Unit and the Sheriff’s Office Boating Safety Unit personnel responded to the area.  The CHP helicopter was able to land on the island and get Croy onboard.  Croy was flown to Benton Airpark and then taken to Mercy Medical Center for possible hypothermia.

Croy said she was on the trail area south of the Hwy 44 Bridge with her unidentified brother. Croy’s brother bet Croy could not swim from the shore line to the island.  Croy walked on the shore line under the Bluff area and jumped into the river.  Croy then swam across the river channel as she was swept downstream.  Croy made it to the island.  Croy said she did not want to get back into the cold water, so she walked around on the island.  Croy said a little while later the CHP helicopter landed and took her off the island.  Croy was very thankful for the CHP’s assistance.  Croy had been drinking prior to entering the water.

The Sheriff’s Office Boating Safety Unit thanks the Redding Police Dept., Redding Fire Dept. and especially the California Highway Patrol’s Air Unit for their assistance.  The Sheriff’s Office Boating Safety Unit would like to remind the public of the danger of any type of swimming on the Sacramento River due to the strong current, frigid waters and underwater snags that could tangle swimmers.  Anyone in or on the water should wear a life jacket.

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DATE/TIME: 03/17/15 1553 hours  
CASE #: 15-9752
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Steve Grashoff
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6540
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER:  530-245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Steve Grashoff

CRIME/INCIDENT: Trinity County Most Wanted Subject
LOCATION: 22235 Lone Tree Road, Shasta County, Ca
SUSPECT(S): Fisher, Forest Lynn WMA DOB 08/06/91

SYNOPSIS:

On Tuesday March 17, 2015 at 1553 hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office received information about the location of one of Trinity County’s Most Wanted subjects. The caller identified the subject as Forest Fisher. Fisher had several warrants out for his arrest which consisted of narcotic and burglary cases. Fisher was also considered “Armed and Dangerous”.

Deputies with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office responded to the above listed location and arrested Forest Fisher without incident. He was booked into the Shasta County Jail.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office wishes to thank the citizens of Shasta County for their continued help in locating Most Wanted subjects within our County.

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DATE/TIME: 03/17/15 1053 hours 
CASE #: 15-9567
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Steve Grashoff
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6540
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-0625  
BY: Sergeant Steve Grashoff

CRIME/INCIDENT: Washington State Most Wanted Arrest
LOCATION: 8510 Airport Road, Shasta County, Ca (Rancho Market)
SUSPECT(S):  Christopher Zellner WMA DOB 07/14/85 

SYNOPSIS:

On Monday, March 16, 2015, at 0550 hours, a deputy with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office was conducting “Extra Patrol” at the Rancho Market on Airport Road. The deputy came across two subjects sitting in a pick-up truck and conducted a license plate check on the truck. The truck was from Washington State and a “Hit” came back on the truck for a Missing Endangered Female and a Wanted Fugitive out of Washington State.

The deputy requested other deputies to respond and upon their arrival, they made contact with the two occupants. The male occupant first provided a false name but finally admitted that his correct name was Christopher Zellner. The female occupant identified herself as Noel Koski (DOB 09/15/94). Zellner’s record’s check revealed he was wanted out of Snohomish County, Washington for robbery. Koski’s record’s check revealed she was a Missing Endangered Person out of the same county.

Christopher Zellner was arrested without incident for the outstanding warrant for robbery out of Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. Noel Koski was found to be in good health and not in any type of danger. Her family was contacted and advised of her condition. Koski was released on scene after notifying the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

Our office later learned Christopher Zellner had been featured on Washington’s Most Wanted TV Show. The headlines on Washington’s Most Wanted Web-Site stated, “Missing sex offender found naked in Snohomish homeowner’s pool arrested in California, trying to make it to Mexico”.

This web-site can be accessed by researching Washington’s Most Wanted. Due to the integrity of the case in Washington State, all inquiries about Christopher Zellner can be directed to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. Contact number 425-388-3393.

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DATE/TIME: 03-11-2015/2128 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Michael Peery
CASE # 15-09023
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sergeant Michael Peery 

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  496 P.C. Possession of Stolen Property
  148(a)(1) P.C. Obstructing a Peace Officer
LOCATION: Happy Valley Market, Happy Valley, Ca.
SUSPECT: Marcelo Patrick Banuelos, 33 years old, from Redding.

SYNOPSIS:
 
On Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at approximately 2130 hours, Deputy Maul spotted an occupied stolen vehicle parked at the Happy Valley Market fuel pumps. The driver of the vehicle fled north from the store on foot. Deputy Maul and his K9 partner, Larus, tracked the suspect who was later identified as Marcelo Banuelos, for approximately 200 yards through a heavily wooded and brushy area. When Banuelos refused to come out of the heavy brush, Larus was deployed to apprehend him. Banuelos was located laying between two downed trees and was taken into custody. During the investigation, deputies determined Banuelos had discarded a loaded hand gun while he was running from the deputies. After a search of the area where Banuelos ran through, the firearm was recovered. Banuelos was taken to the hospital for the injuries he received during the arrest. After Banuelos was cleared by medical personnel, he was booked into the Shasta County Jail for the above listed charges.

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DATE/TIME: 03-14-2015 / 1829 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Michael Peery
CASE # 15-09396
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sergeant Michael Peery 

CRIME/INCIDENT: 664/207 P.C. Attempt Kidnapping.
LOCATION: Iron Mountain Trail Head, Keswick, Ca.
VICTIM: 14 year old female.
SUSPECT: Unknown white male, short brown hair, approximately 5’-9” tall, 30-40 years of age, medium to heavy build, last seen wearing a red jacket or hoody and blue jeans.

SYNOPSIS: 

At approximately 1829 hours, dispatch was informed that a 14 year old female was walking along the Iron Mountain Trail Head, in Keswick, looking for her female friend, also 14 years of age. During the victim’s search for her friend, she contacted a male to see if he had seen her friend. The male told the victim, he had seen her and told the victim her friend was just back down the trail a little ways. The suspect told the victim he would show her where her friend was. The victim started following the suspect north bound on the trail and at some point, he was able to get behind the victim. From behind the suspect reached around and placed his right hand over the victim’s mouth while grabbing the victim’s neck area with his left hand.

The victim was able to spin out of his grasp and ran south bound on the trail, while screaming for assistance. The victim’s friend heard the screaming and came to the aid of the victim. The suspect was last seen running north bound on the Trail. The victim received minor scratches on her neck during the assault.

Deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office and the CHP helicopter, H-14 conducted an extensive search of the area, but were unable to locate anyone matching the suspect’s description. The Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect. If anyone was in the area of the Iron Mountain Trail Head, during daylight hours and saw anyone matching this description, please contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office.

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DATE/TIME:  March 12, 2015  
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Brian Jackson ID# 150
CASE #: SCSO 15-9037
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6172 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: N/A
BY:  Sgt. Brian Jackson ID# 150

CRIME/INCIDENT: Shooting
LOCATION: Tunnel Road West of Wonderland Blvd, Mountain Gate, CA
VICTIM: Fields, James Robert Jr., DOB: 07/07/83–31 years old, WMA, Redding, CA
SUSPECT: Baughn, Alex Lee, DOB: 09/14/87–27 years old, WMA, Mountain Gate, CA
   
SYNOPSIS: 

On 03/12/15, Thursday, at 0158 hours, Shasta Regional Medical Center, Redding, contacted SHASCOM regarding a gunshot victim, identified as James Fields Jr. being brought in to the emergency room by a friend.  At approximately 0224 hours, Alex Baughn contacted SHASCOM and advised them he shot Fields after Fields reportedly arrived near Baughn’s residence with a baseball bat causing a disturbance. 

Deputies with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, ultimately responded to the hospital and to the Tunnel Road, Mountain Gate area for further investigation.  Detectives with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit also responded to the locations.  At this time, the incident is still under investigation and the incident appears to be isolated between Baughn and Fields.  Detectives are conducting follow up interviews and collecting evidence to determine what occurred between Baughn and Fields.  No arrests have been made at this time in the investigation.   Fields is being treated at the hospital for his injuries which consists of a single gunshot wound to the torso.  Fields condition is listed as critical.   

If anybody has any information regarding this incident they are encouraged to contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit, 530-245-6135 or Secret Witness 530-243-2319

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DATE/TIME: 3/11/2015 1530hrs.
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Jason Barnhart
CASE # 15-8959
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Jason Barnhart  

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  29800(a)(1) P.C./Felon in Possession of a Firearm
  30305(a)(1) P.C./Prohibited from Owning or Possession of Ammunition
LOCATION: 19555 Tunnel Rd., #16, Mountain Gate, Ca
SUSPECTS(S):
  Crossland, David Lee (64 yrs.)
  Crossland, Steven David (41 yrs.)

SYNOPSIS:

On 3/11/2015 at approximately 1530 hours, deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office responded to 19555 Tunnel Rd., #16, in Mountain Gate, Ca, to serve two arrest warrants on David and Steven Crossland who resided at the location. The arrest warrants were for probation violations as a result of a past assault with a deadly weapon incident. 

David and Steven are father and son and were both listed as Shasta’s Most Wanted. Steven was featured during November of 2014, while David was added to the most wanted list last week.

Upon arrival, deputies took both David and Steven into custody without incident. During a subsequent probation search of the residence, three firearms were located along with ammunition for each firearm.  Both David and Steven are prohibited from owning or possessing firearms or ammunition as a result of past felony convictions.

David and Steven were both arrested and transported to the Shasta County Jail where they were booked on the listed charges.

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DATE/TIME: March 10, 2015 1505 Hours 
CASE #: 15-7196
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Steve Grashoff
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6540
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Steve Grashoff

CRIME/INCIDENT: At Risk Missing Adult
LOCATION:
SUSPECT(S):
MISSING PERSON: Brandon Nicholas Stephens WMA DOB 03/10/1980 36 years

SYNOPSIS:

On February 25th, 2015, family members of Brandon Stephens contacted the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office and reported Brandon as missing. Brandon Stephens was last seen at the Mount Shasta Mall on February 20th around 1600 hours. He has not contacted family or friends seen since then. Today is Brandon’s birthday which he normally spends with family.  Brandon’s family along with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is looking for anyone that might have information on Brandon’s whereabouts.

Brandon Stephens is considered Missing at Risk due to his heavy drug usage, mental stability and for the fact this is out of the ordinary for him to be gone this long to include missing his birthday. Brandon Stephens is described as a WMA, 509, 130 pounds, with red short hair. Tattoos consist of a “Biohazard Symbol” on his back, a pierced ring in his lower lip and gauged ear lobes. Stephens wears glasses, however he did not have them on when he went missing. Per family he could be wearing reading glasses to aid in his vision.  He was last seen wearing dark colored pants and shirt. Brandon also carries a satchel over his shoulder to carry items in. 

There is no further information in this case right now as it is currently being investigated

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DATE/TIME: 03/09/15 at 0730 hrs.
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Logan Stonehouse 
CASE # 15-8604
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6096 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY: Sgt. Logan Stonehouse  

CRIME/INCIDENT: 1551 PC (Felony warrant from Washington)
LOCATION: 2061 Rosamond St. #3 Shasta Lake, CA 96019
VICTIM: Confidential 
SUSPECT(S): Spear, Jay Adam (DOB- 11/14/77)
         
SYNOPSIS: 

On Monday, 03/09/15, at approximately 0040 hrs., Deputy Taylor was on routine patrol in the City of Shasta Lake.  Deputy Taylor observed a suspicious maroon GMC Suburban parked near Miller’s Mobile Home Park.  Deputy Taylor conducted a registration check on the vehicle and learned that the registered owner, Jay Spear, had a felony warrant out of Washington for first degree forcible rape of a minor and sodomy on a minor.  At that time Spear was not around the vehicle.

Deputy Taylor continued to check on the vehicle throughout the night in an attempt to locate Spear.  At approximately 0443 hrs., Deputy Taylor located Spear sitting inside the vehicle in front of 2061 Rosamond St. #3.  Deputy Taylor contacted Spear who was arrested without incident on the felony warrant out of Washington.

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DATE/TIME: 03/08/2015 at 8:03 PM  
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Gonzalez #127
CASE # 15-8572
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
ALTERNATE PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700 
BY: Sergeant Gonzalez #127

CRIME/INCIDENT: 29800(a)(1) PC Possession of a firearm by a felon, 30305(a) PC Possession of ammunition by a felon, 496 PC possession of stolen property.  
LOCATION: 30530 Figaro Drive Shingletown, Ca. 96088
SUSPECT: Bowen, Denver (DOB 01/07/74)     

SYNOPSIS:
 
On Sunday, March 8, 2015, at approximately 8:03 PM, deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office received information that Denver Bowen was at 30530 Figaro Drive in Shingletown armed with a sawed off shotgun.  Bowen was wanted by his parole agent for absconding.  Bowen is a convicted felon who is believed to have committed recent armed robberies and is listed as armed and dangerous.  Bowen’s file also flags him as a gang member who’s assaultive and violent with a previous assault on a peace officer.

When deputies arrived at the house they heard a small electric tool being used in the garage.  Deputies surrounded the house then knocked at the front door area.  The electric tool stopped and a female, later determined to be the homeowner, exited the house.  She advised deputies that Bowen was in the garage. Deputies searched the house and found Bowen hiding in a bedroom closet.  Bowen was taken into custody without incident.

Deputies located a Remington pump action shotgun and 12 gauge ammunition in the garage.  It appeared Bowen was in the process of cutting off the stock and shortening the barrel on the shotgun when deputies arrived.  A check of the shotguns serial number revealed it had been stolen from a location in Redding.  Bowen was booked into the Shasta County Jail on a revocation of his parole with the additional charges listed above to follow.

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FEBRUARY ​​2015 

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DATE/TIME: 02/25/15 1730 Hours 
CASE #: 15-7749
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Steve Grashoff
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6540
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6540  
BY: Sergeant Steve Grashoff

CRIME/INCIDENT: Suspicious Circumstance 
LOCATION: First Street near West Cottonwood School, Cottonwood, Ca
SUSPECT(S): HMA possible in his 40’s, driving a four door dark blue colored sedan.
VICTIM(S): WFJ 13 years of age

SYNOPSIS:

On Monday, March 02, 2015, the above victims family contacted the Sheriff’s Office and reported a Hispanic Male Adult (HMA) tried to lure their 13 year old daughter into his vehicle.

On Wednesday, 02/25/15 at approximately 1730 hours, the victim was walking home from West Cottonwood School when she saw a dark blue colored sedan pull alongside of her. The victim described the driver as above and told her family the HMA asked her several times if he could give her a ride. The White Female Juvenile (WFJ) did the right thing and screamed and fled to family members nearby.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is seeking any information in regards to this case and wants to remind family’s to talk to their children on what to do if this should occur to their children. 

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DATE/TIME: 02/28/15 at 10:00 P.M.
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Quentin Johnston #164
CASE # 15-7563
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6540
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Quentin Johnston #164 

CRIME/INCIDENT: 459 PC-Residential Burglary
LOCATION: 37000 Block of State Highway 299, Burney, CA
VICTIM(S): Not Available At This Time
SUSPECT(S):
  Carey, Monty Leon - DOB: 08/01/89, Burney Resident
  Barbee, Jacob Lawrence - DOB: 09/19/81, Burney Resident 

SYNOPSIS:

On Saturday, 02/28/15, at approximately 06:08 P.M., Deputies were dispatched to the 37000 block of State Highway 299 in Burney for a reported burglary in progress. The reporting party stated they observed two subjects enter a residence that the reporting party was caretaking. Deputies arrived moments after the call was received and began to surround the location.

While surrounding the location, Deputy Ben Estill encountered a subject, later identified as Monty Carey, fleeing the location by jumping out a second story window. Carey was taken into custody without further incident. Deputies then ordered the other subject out of the residence. The other subject was taken into custody without incident, and was identified as Jacob Barbee. Barbee was in possession of narcotics and narcotics paraphernalia, along with burglary tools.

During a walk-through of the residence, numerous items appeared to be placed into bags in preparation to steal. These items included antiques, jewelry, and miscellaneous personal items.
 
Both subjects were arrested and booked into the Shasta County Jail for residential burglary, and other offences. The case is still under investigation. The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the observant citizen who reported this incident.

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DATE/TIME: 02-27-2015 / 2312 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Michael Peery
CASE # 15-07472
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sergeant Michael Peery 

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  664/187 (a) P.C. Attempt Murder
  29900 (A) P.C. Felon in Possession of a Firearm
  236 P.C. False Imprisonment
  368 (a)(1) P.C. Elder Abuse.
LOCATION: 20000 block of Financial Ave. Dunsmuir, Ca.
VICTIM: Douglas Murray, 69 years old, from Dunsmuir.
SUSPECT: Gregory Neal Murray, 48 years old from Dunsmuir.

SYNOPSIS: 

At approximately 2251 hours, dispatch advised deputies that the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s dispatch had an open cellular 911 call. The voices on the open telephone line were talking about “Pulling the trigger”. This statement along with other things that were said indicated someone may need assistance. On the open line the dispatchers could also hear a female sobbing in the back ground. The dispatchers at SHASCOM took over the call as it was determined to be within the Shasta County Sheriff’s jurisdiction. They were able to pin point the exact location of the call and find out who had been contacted at the residence in the past.

Deputies used this information to locate the correct residence on Financial Avenue. At the residence deputies contacted Suspect, Gregory Murray as he was exiting the residence. While Gregory was contacted by the initial deputy, other deputies contacted the two other subjects inside the residence.

Gregory showed the objective symptoms of recent Central Nervous Systems Stimulant use and admitted to smoking methamphetamine earlier in the day. Inside the residence deputys contacted victim, Douglas Murray, who is Gregory’s Uncle. Douglas told deputies Gregory had been threatening, slapping, hitting and choking him since approximately 2130 hours this evening.

Douglas said Gregory had been calling him names and had tried to kill him. Douglas elaborated by saying, Gregory had been in possession of pellet gun and a 22 caliber rifle all day. Gregory had been shooting both of the guns at various items, both inside and outside the residence. During one of Gregory’s rants, he pointed the rifle at Douglas who was seated approximately thirteen feet away from him and pulled the trigger. The bullet just missed Douglas and exited the residence through the front window. The trajectory of the bullet showed that it had to have passed within 8-10 inches of Douglas’ head. The investigation showed Gregory is a prior felon and has a history of violence and drug use.

Gregory was transported to the Shasta County Jail where he was booked for the above listed charges.

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DATE/TIME: February 26, 2015    
CASE #: 15-07264
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Randall
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6540
BY: Sergeant Randall #192

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  242 PC- Battery Misdemeanor Warrant Arrest
  148(a)(1) PC- Delay / Obstructing a Peace Officer
  2800.1 CVC- Failure to Yield the Right-of-Away
LOCATION: Gas Point Road, Cottonwood, California
SUSPECT(S): Petrisevac, Charles Joe 38 years of age from Shingletown, California

SYNOPSIS: 

On February 26, 2015, at approximately 1355 hours, deputies responded to the Cottonwood area in an attempt to locate Charles Joe Petrisevac who had warrant for his arrest for misdemeanor battery.  Deputies were familiar with Petrisevac from a previously reported incident earlier in the month when he was arrested for vandalism and criminal threats.  A deputy spotted Petrisevac’s vehicle in the area of Gas Point Market and attempted a traffic stop.  Petrisevac’s vehicle continued briefly, failing to yield to marked patrol unit’s emergency lights and siren.  Petrisevac continued at a low rate of speed to a nearby school where Petrisevac’s vehicle came to a stop.  Petrisevac refused to exit the vehicle after being ordered out of the vehicle by the deputies at the scene.  After a brief struggle with deputies, Petrisevac was arrested for a recently issued arrest warrant.  He was additionally charged with violating section(s) 148(a)(1) PC- Delaying / Resisting Arrest and 2800.1 CVC- Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle.  The warrant issued by the Shasta County Superior Court was a no bail warrant.

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DATE/TIME:  February 26, 2015 1400 hours   
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Pat Kropholler   
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6149
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY: Sergeant Pat Kropholler

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  288.7(b) PC- Oral Copulation of a Minor 10 years of age or younger
  288(a) PC- Child Molestation 14 years of age or younger
LOCATION: Anderson, California
SUSPECT(S): Trusty, Gary Lee 68 year old male resident of Anderson, California
VICTIM(S):
  #1 9 year old female, at the time of the incident
  #2 8 year old female, at the time of the incident
  #3 9 year old female, at the time of the incident
       
SYNOPSIS:

On February 26, 2015, at approximately 1400 hours, detectives with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit arrested Gary Lee Trusty for eight counts of child molestation. These cases stem over 6 years in which Trusty orally copulated three minor females under the age of 10. All the victims were molested separately and at different times. One of the victims is related to Trusty and the other two are family friends. All three victims, who were interviewed by detectives were consistent in their accounts of what happened and all three incidents were similar in nature. Trusty is a long term resident of the City of Anderson and Shasta County. He was arrested and booked in lieu of a half a million dollars bail. When arrested, he declined to give a statement regarding his involvement in the allegations.

Detectives believe it is possible that there could be others that have not reported being victimized by him. The Sheriff’s Office urges anyone who has been a victim or has information regarding these incidents contact the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at (530)245-6135 or mcu@co.shasta.ca.us.

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DATE/TIME: 02/22/15 1556 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Sandbloom 
CASE # 15-6741
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6095 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY: Deputy Houston  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Boating Accident/River Rescue
LOCATION: Sacramento River, north of HWY 44 bridge
VICTIMS:
  Carter, Tyler WM 19 yrs. old of Redding, CA
  Gutierrez, Shane WM 20 yrs. old of Redding, CA 
          
SYNOPSIS: 

On 02/22/2015, Gutierrez was driving his Sea Doo personal watercraft with Carter as a backseat passenger. Gutierrez and Carter left from Park Marina boat launch and went upstream to the HWY 44 bridge. Gutierrez was going between 15-20 mph as he passed under the bridge and collided with a submerged rock, projecting both operator and passenger from the watercraft into the river water, which was 47 degrees. Both Gutierrez and Carter were wearing personal floatation devices. Carter swam to an island on the west side of the river and Gutierrez swam to an island, and then to shore on the east side of the river. The Sea Doo watercraft was pulled to shore by a witness, Dannoll Geer, who also attempted to contact Carter who was awake but unresponsive. Geer then crossed the river and swam to Carter’s location, and was able to solicit HWY 44 footpath users to drop dry clothing down to Carter to keep him warm.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Boating Safety Unit, Redding Police Department, Redding Fire Department, and CHP responded to the river rescue. Sergeant Sandbloom was able to maneuver a Sheriff’s Office boat to Carter’s location and retrieved both Carter and Geer from the island. Carter possibly had hypothermia, and complained of being cold and of having pain in his right knee and left hand, but he refused medical attention at the scene. Gutierrez was transported to Mercy Hospital for hypothermic exposure.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Boating Safety Unit would like to thank all the assisting agencies for their help, as well as Dannoll Geer for his assistance. The Boating Safety Unit would also like to remind citizens to wear their life jackets while boating and using personal watercrafts on the Sacramento River. The wintertime can be especially dangerous due to low water levels. The Sacramento River levels fluctuate during the wintertime as much as 36 inches due to water releases from Keswick Dam.

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DATE/TIME: 02/22/15 1900 hrs.
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Logan Stonehouse 
CASE # 15-6753
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6096 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY: Sgt. Logan Stonehouse  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Shasta County Most Wanted/ Felony Warrant
LOCATION: 2920 Virginia Ave. Shasta Lake, CA 96019
VICTIM: State of California  
SUSPECT(S): Gemmill, Hudgee Bomyelli (DOB 03/20/76)
         
SYNOPSIS: 

On Sunday, 02/22/15, at approximately 1800 hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip regarding one of Shasta County’s Most Wanted, Hudgee Gemmill, who had a felony warrant for his arrest.  Deputies responded to 2920 Virginia Ave. in the City of Shasta Lake where Gemmill was possibly located.  Upon arrival, Gemmill exited the back door of the residence where there were two deputies and K9 Thor waiting.  Gemmill went back into the residence and shortly after exited the front door where he was taken into custody without incident.

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DATE/TIME: February 20, 2015, 1300 hours
CASE # 15-6437
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Randall #192
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025   
BY: Sergeant Randall

CRIME/INCIDENT: 273.5(a) PC- Domestic Violence (Felony)
LOCATION: 20000 Block of Alta Vista Way Redding, California
SUSPECT(S):  Baker, Troy Michael, age 51 of Redding, California

SYNOPSIS: 

On February 20th, 2015, 1300 hours, deputies were notified of an incident that involved domestic violence.  Deputies located the victim of an assault who reported ongoing domestic abuse; therefore, her name will remain confidential and will not be released.  The victim stated she was assaulted by her boyfriend of 8 years when she tried to leave their residence, which is located in the 20000 Block of Alta Vista Way Redding, California.  The victim told deputies she was assaulted numerous times throughout the night as she attempted to gather belongings and leave the scene.  The victim sustained injuries as the result of the assault.

The suspect was identified as 51 year old Troy Michael Baker of Redding, California.  The victim told deputies that Baker had also pointed a loaded firearm at her during this altercation and threatened to kill her; at which point she was able to barricade herself in a nearby room.
 
Deputies contacted Baker at his residence and found evidence corroborating the victim’s statement.  Baker was arrested for Domestic Violence, Criminal Threats, Brandishing a Firearm, and Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  Baker was incarcerated in the Shasta County Jail and his bail remains at $100,000.00.  The victim is being assisted by One Safe Place.

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DATE/TIME: February 20, 2015, 0701 hours   
CASE # 15-6419
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Randall #192
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700   
BY: Sergeant Randall

CRIME/INCIDENT: 273.5(a) PC- Domestic Battery (Felony) 
LOCATION: 23000 Block of Ash Creek Road Cottonwood, California
SUSPECT(S):  Harris, William Albert, Age 46, of Cottonwood, California

SYNOPSIS: 

On February 20th, 2015, at approximately 0701 hours, deputies responded to a battery, which occurred at a residence located in the 2300 Block of Ash Creek Road Cottonwood, California.  As deputies responded to the scene, updated information was being relayed from witnesses at the scene.  It was reported the victim of the assault had stopped breathing; therefore, medical personnel were dispatched as well.

When deputies arrived, they provided emergency medical aid to the victim who suffered significant facial injuries.  The victim was in and out of consciousness as the deputies administered aid.  It was determined the suspect, 46 year old William Albert Harris had fled the scene prior to the deputies’ arrival.  The victim and Harris were in a relationship and currently residing together.   

As the victim’s condition began to stabilize at the hospital, deputies were able to speak with the victim in further detail and obtain further information. Additionally, deputies canvassed the area and identified several witnesses.   

At approximately 0910 hours, Harris was located about two miles from the scene.  Harris was seated in his vehicle when deputies located him.  Harris was subsequently arrested for felony domestic violence and booked at the Shasta County Jail.  Harris remains in custody and his bail is set at $50,000.00.

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DATE/TIME: 2-19-15 2100 hrs. 
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom
CASE # 15-6370
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6095
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom  

CRIME/INCIDENT: River Rescue
LOCATION: Sacramento River at the A.C.I.D. Diversion Dam. 
VICTIM(S)
  #1:  Aaron Galway, Redding, CA.
  #2:  Unknown Adult Male
 
SYNOPSIS:

On Thursday, February, 19th, 2015 at 1747 hours, SHASCOM received a call from a citizen reporting a boat was stuck on the A.C.I.D Diversion Dam on the Sacramento River.  Aaron Galway and another adult male were stranded on the dam.  The Redding Fire Department, the Redding Police Department, the California Highway Patrol Helicopter and the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Boating Safety Unit were dispatched. Personnel responded to the location and were able to see and talk with both men.  The California Highway Patrol Helicopter arrived and hoisted both men off the dam and over to the shore.  Neither of the men were injured.  Due to darkness and the location, the boat was left at the scene and would be recovered at a later time.  Galway told deputies he had been fishing on the river north of the dam.  He tried to start his motor, but it would not start and they floated down the river, hitting the dam.
 
The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Redding Fire Department, the Redding Police Department, and the California Highway Patrol for their assistance.

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DATE/TIME: 2-19-15/2100 hrs. 
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom
CASE # 15-6374
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6095
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Assist Citizen
LOCATION: Sacramento River Across from Park Marina boat ramp. 
VICTIM(S): Desiree Lynn Doll, 28 years, Deer Park, CA.

SYNOPSIS:

On Thursday, February, 19th, 2015 at 1822 hours, SHASCOM received a call from the business at 420 Redcliff Dr., which overlooks the Sacramento River.  The reporting party advised SHASCOM they could hear a female on an island below them on the river yelling for help.  The Redding Fire Department, the Redding Police Department, the California Highway Patrol Helicopter and the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Boating Safety Unit were dispatched.
 
Personnel responded to the reporting party’s location and were able to see and hear the female.  The Sheriff’s Office Boating Unit launched from the Park Marina boat ramp and located the female, identified as Desiree Doll.  Doll, a local transient, told deputies she had gone for a swim and then became stranded on the island. Doll was transported back to Park Marina to an awaiting ambulance.  Doll complained of being very cold and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Redding Fire Department, the Redding Police Department, and the California Highway Patrol for their assistance.

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DATE/TIME: February 13, 2015 at 1355 hours   
CASE #: 15-5441
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Randall #192
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER:  530-245-6540 
BY: Sergeant Randall #192

CRIME/INCIDENT: 459 PC- Burglary
LOCATION: 16000 Block of Cheyenne Road Redding, California
SUSPECT(S): Foster, Adam Douglas 30 years of age of Redding, California

SYNOPSIS: 

On February 13th, 2015, at approximately 1350 hours, officers of the California Highway Patrol were patrolling the Redding area by aircraft.  Officers in the aircraft reported seeing a vehicle driving recklessly in the area of Old Oregon Trail. The officers in the aircraft radioed for ground units to respond.  A vehicle description was provided along with updates regarding the suspect vehicle’s location.  Deputies of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office and officers with the California Highway Patrol were deployed to attempt a traffic stop on the reckless driver. While the officer(s) in the aircraft continuously monitored the suspect vehicle, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office received a reported burglary in the 16000 Block of Cheyenne Way Redding, California. It was reported that the homeowner possibly interrupted the burglary as it was in progress.  Furthermore, the homeowner observed the suspect leaving in a vehicle.  Based upon the vehicle description provided by the homeowner, the officer(s) in the CHP aircraft believed the vehicle they were monitoring was possibly involved with the burglary. 

An officer with the California Highway Patrol located the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop at Churn Creek Road just west of Victor Avenue.  The driver of the vehicle was identified as 30 year old Adam Douglas Foster.  Foster was the sole occupant of the vehicle and was detained.  The victim of the burglary responded to location of the traffic stop for a field show-up.  The burglary victim identified both the suspect vehicle and Foster as the assailant; at which point, Foster was placed under arrest for residential burglary.  Foster is on active probation under the Post-Release Community Supervision (PRCS). Deputies conducted a search of the vehicle Foster was observed driving and located several illegal items; including stolen property from the victim’s residence.  In addition, other items of contraband were located including ammunition and narcotics.

This incident is still under investigation and additional charges against Foster are pending.

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DATE/TIME: 02/07/2015 at 1:11 PM  
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Gonzalez #127
CASE # 15-4652
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
ALTERNATE PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700 
BY: Sergeant Gonzalez #127

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  243(d) PC Battery with serious bodily injury
  148(a)(1) PC Obstructing or delaying a peace officer
  836.6(b) PC Escape after arrest.              
LOCATION: 3818 Main St. Cottonwood, Ca. 96022
SUSPECT: Sutton-Wilson, Devin, Deshawn (DOB 9/25/96)     

SYNOPSIS:
 
On Saturday, February 7, 2015, at approximately 1:11 PM, deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to an RV park at 3818 Main St. Cottonwood regarding an assault.  When deputies arrived at space #33 they discovered Chad Hunter and his 17 year old brother had been assaulted.  Hunter had significant injuries to his face and head.

After questioning the two victims it was determined that Devin Sutton-Wilson had arrived at their home and began arguing with them.  The argument escalated and Sutton-Wilson began striking both victims.  At one point Sutton-Wilson struck Hunter and knocked him to the ground.  Hunter struck the ground with his head and face causing serious injuries.  Hunter was transported to a local hospital for treatment. 

Deputies along with officers from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) searched the area for Sutton-Wilson.  They eventually found Sutton-Wilson at space #18. When officers went to arrest Sutton-Wilson he violently resisted them and was ultimately subdued using a Taser.  Sutton-Wilson was taken to a local hospital for medical clearance. 

After Sutton-Wilson was cleared at the hospital deputies were walking him handcuffed out to a patrol car.  Sutton-Wilson pulled away from the deputies and fled west across the parking lot.  A CHP helicopter observed Sutton-Wilson run behind residences on Gold Street.  A Redding Police Officer later found Sutton-Wilson hiding behind a dumpster at 1130 Gold Street.  Sutton-Wilson was taken back into custody and booked into the Shasta County Jail on the listed charges.

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DATE/TIME: 2-05-15 0900 hrs. 
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom
CASE # 15-4250
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6095
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Assist Citizen
LOCATION: OHV Park West of Shasta Dam, Shasta County. 
VICTIM(S):
  Mitchell Jiovaniello, 21 years, Redding, CA.
  Cody Knox, 20 years, Redding, CA.
 
SYNOPSIS:

On Wednesday February 4th 2015, at 1734 hours Mitchell Jiovaniello called the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office to report he and his friend Cody Knox, were stranded on the number 4 road in the OHV Park west of Shasta Dam.  Jiovaniello reported their vehicle slid off the road and became stuck.  The weather was getting bad and they had no emergency equipment or supplies with them.
 
Patrol deputies were sent to the area to rescue the two men, but were unable to get to them due to the rugged terrain.  The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Volunteer Search and Rescue team responded with ATV’s.  They located the two men and transported them out of the OHV Park to be reunited with their family.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Search and Rescue Volunteers and deputies for responding, searching, locating and returning Jiovaniello and Knox safely to their loved ones. They lived up to the Search and Rescue motto, “That others may live.”

The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind people who go off roading, to go with other vehicles in case you become stuck so you can help each other to get out.  You should also have spare equipment for the vehicle, wear the proper clothing and footwear, have extra food, water, map’s, compass, GPS, cellphone and let other people know where you are going and when you will return.  Should you get lost, stay in one spot. 

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DATE/TIME: 2-04-15 0100 hrs. 
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom
CASE # 15-4151
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6095
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom  

CRIME/INCIDENT: River Rescue
LOCATION: Pit River near Pit 7 Dam, Shasta County. 
VICTIM: Randall Murdock, 62 years, Pleasant Hills, CA. 

SYNOPSIS:

On Tuesday, February, 3rd, 2015 at 1937 hours, Fred Medrano called the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, to report his friend Randall Murdock, was stranded on an island in the middle of the Pit River near the Pit 7 Dam in eastern Shasta County.  Medrano reported Murdock had walked out to the island to fish earlier, but the water began to rise and it got dark and too dangerous for Murdock to return.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team and CAL FIRE personnel were dispatched to the location.  CAL FIRE personnel arrived on scene and placed safety personnel with rescue equipment on the shoreline in case Murdock went into the water, while waiting for the Dive Team to arrive.  The Reach 5 medical helicopter was staged at 299E and Fenders Ferry Road.  A request was made to PG&E to lower the release of water coming out of the Pit 7 Dam.  Just as the Dive Team arrived at 2235 hours, the water receded enough for Murdock to walk out on his own.

Murdock was uninjured and did not request any medical assistance.  Murdock said he fishes the area a lot and was returning to shore when the water level rose and forced him back to the island.  Murdock knew the water was going to recede in the morning, so he was just going to wait it out.  He said he was fine, but he could not communicate with his friends on the shore due to the loud roar of the river, to tell them his plan.  He said his friends became concerned and called for help.
 
The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank CAL FIRE and Reach 5 for their response and assistance in this incident. The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind people not cross fast moving water, be aware of their surroundings, wear life jackets while in and around the water.  When you recreate in the outdoors, remember to wear the proper clothing and footwear, have extra food and water, maps, compass, GPS, cellphone and either go with a buddy or let people know where you are going and when you will return.

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DATE/TIME: 2/3/2015 1005hrs.
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Jason Barnhart
CASE # 15-4077
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Jason Barnhart  

CRIME/INCIDENT: 11366 H&S and 11378 H&S
LOCATION: 20900 Mauser Dr., Cottonwood
SUSPECTS(S): 
  Chapman, Melissa (42 yrs)
  Chapman-James, Joshua Ryan (22 yrs)
  Schraeder, David (46 yrs)
  Ackernecht, Matraysa (23 yrs)
  Glavaris, Dea M (28 yrs)
  Strawn, Kurtis (24 yrs)

SYNOPSIS:

On Tuesday 2/3/2015, deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s AB-109 Team, Patrol Deputies and Shasta County Probation conducted a probation search on Joshua Chapman-James at his residence in Cottonwood. Chapman-James is currently on Shasta County probation for prior narcotic offenses. Chapman-James also had four outstanding warrants for his arrest.

During the past 6 months there have been numerous law enforcement calls for service to the residence concerning disturbances, assaults, and drug activity.  Deputies have responded to the location 6 times within the last 30 days.

During the probation search five additional suspects listed above were encountered. Ackernecht, Strawn, and Glavaris were determined to have outstanding warrants for their arrest. Schraeder was arrested on suspicion of maintaining a residence where narcotics are used or sold. Chapman was arrested on suspicion of possession of narcotics for sale and maintaining a residence where narcotics are used or sold. All five suspects listed above were subsequently arrested and transported to the Shasta County Main Jail.

The case has been forwarded to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office for review.

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JANUARY ​​2015 

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DATE/TIME: January 31, 2015, 1600 hours  
CASE # 15-3335
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Randall
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Randall

CRIME/INCIDENT: 459 PC- Burglary Residential
LOCATION: Harrison Gulch Road Platina, California
SUSPECT(S):
  Vierra, Tedi Ellen age 49 of Redding, California
  Krieger, Michael Jay age 44 of Redding, California   

SYNOPSIS: 

On Wednesday, January 28th, 2015, at 1327 hours, deputies of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a residence located on Harrison Gulch Road in Platina, California for a residential burglary.  Deputies responded to the victim’s residence and conducted an investigation as numerous personal items were stolen from the house and an outbuilding.  When the suspect(s) forced entry to the victim’s residence and outbuilding, images of the suspect(s) and their vehicle were captured by the victim’s video surveillance equipment. 

Deputies were able to utilize the still images captured by the surveillance equipment for their investigation and to identify the perpetrators.  The photographs were of sound quality and clearly depicted both the male and female suspects in the act of committing the burglary. 

Deputy Edwards #211 of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office took the initial burglary report and canvassed the area surrounding the victim’s residence for witnesses and leads.  The photographs were then distributed to law enforcement personnel in an ongoing attempt to identify the suspect(s) and/or the vehicle captured on the surveillance footage.  

On Saturday, January 31, 2015, at approximately 1354 hours, Deputy Thatcher #198 and Deputy Gusaas #215 were patrolling in the area of Highway 273 and Girvan Road when they located the vehicle that was used in the commission of the burglary.  The deputies noticed the suspect vehicle had an equipment violation. A traffic stop was conducted on the suspect vehicle and the occupants detained.

The suspect(s) were identified as the same people who were captured on victim’s video surveillance photographs and subsequently arrested.  The woman was identified as 49 year old Tedi Vierra of Redding, California.  The man was identified as 44 year old Michael Krieger of Redding, California.  Both Vierra and Krieger admitted their involvement in the residential burglary.  Deputies determined Krieger is on active parole for burglary.  Krieger and Vierra were booked at the Shasta County Jail for felony residential burglary.

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DATE/TIME: 01/29/15 1345 hours 
CASE #: 15-3471
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Thompson #133
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 245-6087
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 245-6025   
BY: Sgt. Thompson #133

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  25400(a) (1) PC ~ Carry concealed weapon in vehicle
  417(a) (2) PC ~ Exhibit Firearm
LOCATION: 4180 Chico St., City of Shasta Lake
SUSPECT(S):
  Seteroff, Sterling Alexander, 10/11/89, Lakehead, Ca
  Spencer, Michael John, 09/28/80, City of Shasta Lake, Ca
        
SYNOPSIS:

On the above date and time, Shasta County Sheriff’s deputies from the City of Shasta Lake division, were dispatched to a possible robbery in progress at 4180 Chico St., City of Shasta Lake.  Initial reports to dispatch were of two white males inside the residence at the location with guns trying to rob the reporting party/victim, Brian Threet.
 
Upon arrival within minutes, deputies contacted and detained Michael Spencer, who matched the initial description given by Threet, approximately one block from the victim’s residence.  Deputies also contacted and detained Sterling Seteroff in front of the victim’s residence.  Both Spencer and Seteroff initially denied being together, however, witness statements put them arriving at the scene in Seteroff’s vehicle.  Seteroff’s vehicle was parked across the street from the victim’s residence.

During the investigation, it was determined Spencer was given a ride by Seteroff to Threet’s residence to buy and pick up a washer/dryer set.  An argument ensued over the price of the washer/dryer and Spencer exhibited a firearm located in his waistband.  Threet fled from the residence and called 911.  Spencer was arrested for exhibiting a firearm.

Also, during the investigation, marijuana was located in plain view in Seteroff’s vehicle.  A search of the vehicle by deputies revealed a loaded concealed firearm.  Seteroff was arrested for carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle.

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DATE/TIME: 01/29/15 1640 hours 
CASE #: 15-3497
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Thompson #133
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 245-6087
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 245-6025   
BY: Sgt. Thompson #133

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  417(a) (1) PC ~ Exhibit deadly weapon, not a firearm
  21310 PC ~ Carry Concealed Dirk or Dagger
LOCATION: Shasta Dam Blvd. at Locust Ave,, City of Shasta Lake
SUSPECT(S): Barton, Harold Donald, 04/12/96, City of Shasta Lake

SYNOPSIS:

On the above date and time, Shasta County Sheriff’s deputies from the City of Shasta Lake division, were dispatched to a brandishing that had just occurred.  Thomas George reported he and his wife were walking with their small children in the area of Shasta Dam Blvd. and Locust Ave.  A white male, later identified as Harold Barton, brandished an open pocket knife at George for an unknown reason, and made strange statements about the government being after him.  George immediately called 911 to report the incident, which made Barton flee from the couple.
 
Upon the deputies’ arrival, George reported several incidents of the same nature by Barton over the last few days in the same general area.  During a check of the area, deputies contacted Barton who matched the description provided by George.  A search of George revealed a folding knife which was affixed open and concealed in his sweatshirt.  George was arrested for the above charges and booked into Shasta County Jail.

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DATE/TIME: 01-29-2015 / 1947 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Michael Peery
CASE # 15-03518
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sergeant Michael Peery 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Missing Person at Risk
LOCATION: Area of Helena Drive @ El Toro Lane, Bella Vista, Ca.
SUBJECT: WMJ – 13 years old

SYNOPSIS: 

At approximately 1951 hours today, deputies responded to the area of Helena Dr. and El Toro Ln. for the report of a 13 year old juvenile who had left his residence on foot. The male juvenile has a mental ailment and was last seen in the residence approximately 20 minutes prior to authorities being contacted. Deputies arrived in the area and started to search for the juvenile.

Deputies were not able to locate the juvenile upon the initial search, so other resources were called in. The CHP helicopter was contacted and asked to assist in the search. With the assistance of SHASCOM, deputies used the dialogic system to GEO cast the missing person information to the surrounding residences using the telephone system.

As the night was growing colder, and since the juvenile was believed to be in light clothing, without any shoes on, possibly carrying a blanket, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Volunteers were called to assist. During this time there was a significant number of volunteers from the local community showing up to assist in the search, with vehicles, quads, golf carts and a riding lawn mower, as well as on foot..

At approximately 2129 hours deputies located the juvenile coming out from behind a residence, less than a mile from the juvenile’s residence. The juvenile was returned to his family and apart from some minor cuts the juvenile was unharmed.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office would like to express its gratitude to the Bella Vista community for their quick and generous outpouring of assistance in the locating of this young juvenile.

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DATE/TIME: January 23, 2015  
CASE #: 15-2745
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Randall
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025  
BY: Sergeant Randall

CRIME/INCIDENT: 245(a)(1) PC- Assault with a Deadly Weapon / Domestic Violence
LOCATION: 17000 Block of Apollo Lane Redding, California
SUSPECT(S): Schock, Michael Kenneth 47 years old of Redding, California
VICTIM: CONFIDENTIAL

SYNOPSIS: 

On January 23, 2015, at approximately 1341 hours, SHASCOM received a call for service regarding a disturbance at a residence located in the 17000 block of Apollo Lane.  When a deputy telephoned the reporting party, she reported being chased by her ex-boyfriend and was trying to get away from him.  Deputies responded to the scene and contacted the reporting party who was identified as the victim of a domestic violence battery.  Due to confidentiality reasons she will be referred to as Victim #1. 

Deputies observed bruising about Victim #1’s face and neck at the onset of their investigation.  Victim #1 told deputies she was assaulted multiple times by her ex-boyfriend Michael Schock, which resulted in bruising and other visible injuries.  Victim #1 also reported she was strangled by Schock during one of the many assaults she reported.  While deputies were interviewing Victim #1, Schock arrived in the area on foot and was detained. 

Schock was subsequently arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and domestic violence.  Schock was booked and incarcerated at the Shasta County Jail.  Personnel from One Safe Place responded and assisted with providing services to Victim #1.

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DATE/TIME: 1/22/2015 at 1423 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Barry Powell
CASE # 15-2611
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 351-5240
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sgt. Powell  

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  11359 H&S- Possession of Marijuana for Sale  
  11379.6 H&S- Manufacturing Controlled Substance                                           
LOCATION: 3800 block of Bloomsbury Ave., Shasta Lake, CA
VICTIM(S): State of California 
SUSPECTS(S): Saeteurn, Torn Kuang 19 years old- Shasta Lake, CA

SYNOPSIS:

 

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DATE/TIME: 01-21-2015 / 1636 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Michael Peery
CASE # 15-02534
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sergeant Michael Peery 

CRIME/INCIDENT: 33600 P.C. Possess Zip Gun / 11377 (a) H&S. Possess Methamphetamine 
LOCATION: 18000 block Majestic View Drive, Happy Valley, Ca.
SUSPECTS: Jack Hugh Reid – 23 years old – Redding

SYNOPSIS: 

At approximately 1636 hours today, deputies responded to the Majestic View Drive address for a report of a gunshot victim who was attempting to take his life. When deputies arrived and contacted the involved parties, it was determined not to be an attempted suicide.  It was actually a subject playing with a homemade gun that had gone off and he had injured himself. Jack Hugh Reid was found in possession of a homemade “Zip-Gun.” Reid had been playing with the gun for a couple of days with another subject. While they were playing with it today, he fired it, causing damage to his left hand, left eye lid and left cheek. The gun was made out of PVC pipe and fired a 12 gauge shotgun round. The round that was discharged was determined to be “bird shot” due to the amount of small bb’s at the scene and imbedded in Reid’s skin. 

During the contact with Reid, deputies discovered he was a documented Norteno gang member. He was also found to be in possession of two plastic baggies containing approximately 3+ grams of methamphetamine.

Reid was transported to Mercy Hospital for treatment. A report will be filed with the D.A. for the above listed charges.

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DATE/TIME: 01/16/15 at 0900 hours 
CASE #: 15-1854
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Thompson #133
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 245-6087
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 245-6025   
BY: Sgt. Thompson #133

CRIME/INCIDENT: 211 PC ~ Robbery
LOCATION: Rite Aid, 5350 Shasta Dam Blvd, City of Shasta Lake
SUSPECT(S): Dennis John Ultsch, 09/13/94, Transient

SYNOPSIS:

 

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DATE/TIME: 1/16/15 at 1500 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Mark Haslam
CASE # 13-34892
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6135
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sergeant Pat Kropholler 
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: Grand Theft - 487 PC 
LOCATION: UPS Sorting Facility Anderson, CA
SUSPECT(S): Kevin Christopher Peel, 40 year old male resident of Anderson, CA

SYNOPSIS: 

In October 2013, an investigation was initiated regarding missing UPS shipments destined for precious metal dealers in Shasta County.  Because of the amount of parcels missing and the contents being high value, detectives with the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit believed the parcels were stolen during the shipping process.  Silver coins, silver bars and gold bars were among the shipments.  The approximate value in stolen precious metals exceeded $200,000.00 at the time of the initial reports. 

On October 8, 2014, UPS supervisors were alerted to more parcels containing precious metals were missing.  UPS supervisors contacted their employees coming back from their routes.  One of the drivers, Kevin Peel, refused to allow them to search his lunch boxes upon contact as per their internal company policy.  Supervisors then contacted Sheriff’s detectives and reported the incident.

On October 9, 2014, Sheriff’s detectives served a search warrant at Peel’s residence off Gaines Lane in Anderson.  During the search, detectives found cases of gold bars and silver coins matching the same quantities reported stolen during the time of October 2013.  Approximately $197,000.00 in gold and silver was recovered. 

Among items found at Peel’s residence was an empty UPS parcel with the address label to a Redding area business and an invoice with a date of June 2014.  The empty parcel was later tracked and confirmed as being missing during shipment and had contained silver coins valued over $10,000.00.  Those suspected missing coins and exact quantity were located in Peel’s residence. Detectives also located a large amount of bulk US currency which was also seized and believed to be the proceeds from illicit transactions.

Peel had been a person of interest early in the investigation however, there was no supporting evidence at the time that he committed the actual thefts.

On today’s date, a Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes detective spotted Peel driving in the area of Anderson.  Peel was arrested on an active arrest warrant regarding this investigation and booked in lieu of $250,000.00 bail.  The investigation is ongoing.

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DATE/TIME: 01-14-2015 / 2207 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Michael Peery
CASE # 15-01705
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sergeant Michael Peery 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Warrant & H&S. 
LOCATION: Cottonwood Ca., area of Savage Drive & Mauser Way
SUSPECTS: Michael Sterling Quinn – 31 years old – Transient

SYNOPSIS: 

At approximately 2207 hours, Wednesday night, Deputy Steve Curtiss was patrolling the Cottonwood area. While he was in the area of Main Street and Musket Way he saw a male subject riding a bicycle through a field. When the subject entered Musket Way, Deputy Curtiss could see the bicycle didn’t have the proper lighting to be ridden during the hours of darkness.

When Deputy Curtiss turned his vehicle towards the male subject, the subject started pedaling faster in an attempt to elude Deputy Curtiss. Deputy Curtiss gave chase of the subject and was able to catch up with him after approximately three blocks on Gun Barrel Court. After a short struggle, the subject was taken into custody. The subject was later identified as Michael Sterling Quinn. Quinn was wanted for six felony warrants out of both Shasta and Tehama Counties. Quinn was in possession of prescription medications in a small plastic bag and a small amount of methamphetamine.

Quinn was booked for his warrants, with charges of 11377(A), 11350(A) H&S and 148 P.C. being filed with the D.A.’s office.

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DATE/TIME:  01/09/15 at 1005 Hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Quentin Johnston #164
CASE # 15-850
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6540
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530 )245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Quentin Johnston #164 

CRIME/INCIDENT: 211 PC-Robbery
LOCATION: 29000 Block of Ranch Rd., Round Mountain, CA
VICTIM(S): Parker, Richard Alan - 54 Year old, Round Mountain Resident
SUSPECT(S): Unknown 

SYNOPSIS:

On Thursday, 01/08/15, at approximately 12:20 a.m., Richard Parker contacted the Sheriff’s Office reporting he was assaulted and his vehicle was stolen. Deputies from the Burney Station responded to Parker’s residence on Ranch Road. When deputies arrived, they found Parker with injuries related to the alleged assault. Parker advised the suspects arrived in an unknown vehicle, attempted to force entry into his residence, and were armed with a firearm. Parker advised the suspects stole his blue 1994 Buick Skylark, CA plate 5PHX517. The vehicle is still outstanding at this time.

At approximately 1700 hours, deputies re-contacted Parker and were advised he had also located one of his dogs on his property deceased. Parker believed the suspects in this incident also killed his dog. Anyone with information regarding the case or whereabouts of the stolen vehicle are encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (530)245-6540. The case is currently under investigation, and no further information will be released at this time.

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DATE/TIME: 01/08/15, 1600 hours 
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Brian Jackson ID#150
CASE # 13-37937
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6172
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 
BY: Sergeant Brian Jackson ID#150

CRIME/INCIDENT: Arrest Warrant for 187(a) PC: Murder – 2013 Cowgill Lane Homicide
LOCATION: Caterpillar/Redwood Blvd, Redding CA
VICTIM(S): Sherwood, Milton Roy Jr. - DOB: 05/11/65
SUSPECT(S): Bass, Johnny Paul - DOB: 03/29/62 WMA - 17662 Cowgill Lane, Redding CA 

SYNOPSIS:

On 12/24/14 an Arrest Warrant was issued by the Shasta County Superior Court for Johnny Bass for Murder related to the 2013 shooting death of Milton Sherwood on 11/01/13.  Bass was originally arrested on 11/04/13 and was subsequently released on 11/27/13 after a preliminary hearing and Bass was not held to answer for the murder charges at that time. Detectives with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit, conducted follow up and refiled the investigation for a filing of murder charges prompting the issuance of the Arrest Warrant on 12/24/14.  After the issuance of the Arrest Warrant, Detectives received information that Bass was out of State and not in Shasta County at the time of the warrants issuance.

On 01/07/15, Wednesday, Deputies with the Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the Cowgill Lane address for a reported disturbance between Bass and his girlfriend, Rebecca Wood.  Both Bass and Wood were gone upon deputies arrival, however Wood was arrested a short time later by deputies on Lake Blvd, Redding for Identity Theft charges from a Redding Police Department Investigation.

On 01/08/15, Thursday, Detectives with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit, conducted follow up related to the disturbance call the previous day.  During the afternoon, Detectives learned the whereabouts of Wood after she released from custody.  Wood went to an apartment complex located in the 1500 block of 9th Street, Redding.  Detectives remained in the area and a short time later, a white Ford Taurus arrived with two male subjects.  The front seat passenger appeared suspicious as he was wearing a straw hat, low on his brow and appeared to be trying to hide his face.  Detectives could not identify the suspicious male at that time.  Detectives continued to monitor the activities of the Ford Taurus that left and began to travel toward Lake Blvd via Market Street. 

The Taurus subsequently travelled north on Market Street onto Caterpillar Road, Redding and went to a small business complex located on the north side of Caterpillar Road.  Detectives arrived in the area and subsequently found Bass in an opened warehouse type business along with Wood and several other subjects.  Bass was taken into custody without incident and arrested on the outstanding Arrest Warrant for Murder, 187(a) PC:  Bass was booked into the Shasta County Jail.

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DATE/TIME: 01/03/15 0330 hrs.
CONTACT OFFICER:  Sgt. Logan Stonehouse 
CASE # 15-250
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6096 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY: Sgt. Logan Stonehouse  

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  148(a)(1) PC
  11377(a) H&S
  11364 H&S
  11359 H&S
  29800(a)(1) PC
  30605(a) PC
  32310 PC
  30300(a)(1) PC
  25850(a) PC
  11360 H&S
  Felony Warrant.
LOCATION: Shasta St. south of Shasta Dam Blvd. Shasta Lake, CA 96019
VICTIM: State of California  
SUSPECT(S): Falcone, Wayne (DOB- 11/03/81)

SYNOPSIS: 

On Friday, 01/02/15, at approximately 2354 hrs., Deputy Miyasato from the City of Shasta Lake conducted a traffic stop on a Dodge Caravan on Shasta St. just south of Shasta Dam Blvd.  Deputy Miyasato contacted the driver, Wayne Falcone, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle.  A records check showed Falcone had an active felony warrant for his arrest and was on probation.  It was later determined that Falcone was also a convicted felon.

Deputy Miyasato attempted to take Falcone into custody but Falcone fled the scene on foot south on Shasta St. and west on Fort Peck St.  Several other units were called to assist along with Shasta County Sheriff’s Office K9, Larus.  K9 Larus began to track Falcone in a nearby wooded area.  Falcone was located and did not obey commands from officers.  K9 Larus was deployed and Falcone was taken into custody.

A search of Falcone and his vehicle revealed several pounds of marijuana, a scale, methamphetamine, paraphernalia, ammunition, an assault rifle, and a high capacity magazine.  Falcone was treated at Shasta Regional Medical Center for a K9 bite and booked into the Shasta County Jail for the above charges.

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DATE/TIME: 01/01/15 at 06:22 P.M.
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Quentin Johnston #164
CASE # 15-108
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6540
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6533 
BY: Sergeant Quentin Johnston #164 

CRIME/INCIDENT: 243(b) PC-Assault on a Police Officer
LOCATION: 21000 Block of Hudson St., Burney 
VICTIM(S): State of California
SUSPECT(S):  Alan Walter Herington, 40 Year Old Burney Resident 

SYNOPSIS:

On Thursday, 01/01/15, at approximately 1822 hours, Shasta County Sheriff deputies from the Burney Station responded to a disturbance involving Alan Herington on Hudson Street in Burney. Deputies received information Herington had a felony warrant for burglary, and four misdemeanor warrants for his arrest.

When deputies arrived they attempted to take Herington into custody, but Herington attempted to flee out the back of the residence. As deputies pursued Herington he became cornered in the kitchen of the residence. Deputies then attempted take Herington into custody, but he became violent by flailing his arms and legs at deputies, striking them. A Taser was then deployed, which had little effect on Herington, and he continued to violently resist by flailing his arms and legs striking deputies. After an approximate two minute struggle, deputies were able to overcome Herington's resistance and place him into handcuffs. Medical personnel were then summoned to the scene by deputies.

Herington continued to violently attempt to escape deputies’ holds, and when placed in the backseat of a patrol unit Herington slammed his head into the metal bars protecting the windows. Herington was escorted to a local hospital for a medical clearance.

Herington exhibited symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol, and a controlled substance. After being cleared for custody, Herington was transported and booked into the Shasta County Jail on charges of battery of a police officer, resisting arrest, and his active arrest warrants. No deputies were injured during the struggle with Herington.

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DECEMBER ​​2014 

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DATE/TIME: 12-31-14 1151 hours 
CASE #: 14-47693
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Thompson #133
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 245-6087
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 245-6025   
BY: Sgt. Thompson #133

CRIME/INCIDENT: PRCS Warrant Arrest of an Armed and Dangerous subject
LOCATION: Rose Avenue at Park Place, City of Shasta Lake
SUSPECT(S): Fredrick Jacob Guidotti 07/22/79 of Trinity County

SYNOPSIS:

 

DATE/TIME: December 31, 2014
CONTACT OFFICER: Investigator Jenelle Bartolo   
CASE #: C14-1295
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6706
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 225-5551 
BY: Coroner Investigator Jenelle Bartolo 

LOCATION: 4413 Wyatt Lane, Redding Ca
VICTIM(S): Teresa Sanchez Serrano, 29 year old female

SYNOPSIS:

On 12/31/2014 at approximately 0600 hours, the Shasta County Coroner’s Office learned from Redding Fire Department a tree had fallen on a house at the above location.  One person inside the home was pronounced deceased on scene.  The Coroner’s Office was able to identify the decedent as Teresa Sanchez Serrano from Redding, CA.  A post-mortem autopsy is scheduled for early next week.

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DATE/TIME: 12-29-14 1900 hrs. 
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom
CASE # 14-47497
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6095
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Lost Juvenile
LOCATION: Eskimo Hill and S/R 44, Shasta County. 
VICTIM: Skyler Harrah, 11 years, Redding, CA. 

SYNOPSIS:

On Monday, December, 29th, 2014 at 1556 hours, Loraina Kunde called the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, to report her son, Skyler Harrah, was lost near Eskimo Hill in eastern Shasta County.  Harrah was at Eskimo Hill with his family playing in the snow, when he went back to the car in the parking lot.  Harrah went the wrong direction when he left the parking lot to head back to his family.  Harrah called his mother on his phone to tell her he was lost.
   
The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office dispatched patrol deputies to the location from Redding and Burney.  The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team dispatched volunteers to the location to assist with the search.  Due to inclement weather, the California Highway Patrol Helicopter was forced to turn back and was unable to search for Harrah. While searchers were en-route, Search and Rescue personnel were able to talk to Harrah on his phone. Harrah was able to call 911 so SHASCOM could get his GPS location.  Harrah was able to remain calm while talking on the phone with SAR personnel and update his condition. Harrah did a great job following directions and calling out for help.
    
At 1807 hours, Harrah was located by Sheriff’s Office personnel approximately ½ mile North West of the parking lot at Eskimo Hill.  Harrah was cold and wet, but un-injured and did not require medical treatment.  Harrah was reunited with his family back at the parking lot.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Search and Rescue Volunteers and deputies for responding, searching, locating and returning Harrah safely to their loved ones. They lived up to the Search and Rescue motto, “That others may live.”

The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind people who go to the snow to recreate to wear the proper clothing and footwear, have extra food and water, maps, compass, GPS, cellphone and let people know where you are going.  You should have a buddy with you and if you get lost, stay in one spot.

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DATE/TIME: 12/28/2014 at 2:10 AM  
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Gonzalez #127
CASE #14-47303
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
ALTERNATE PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700 
BY: Sergeant Gonzalez #127

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  Felony evading a peace officer
  Unlawful transportation of marijuana
  Possession of a controlled substance
  Resisting, obstructing or delaying a peace officer
  five felony warrants.                 
LOCATION: Blue Horse Road in Happy Valley, Ca.
SUSPECT: Fritz, John, Raymond (DOB 7/16/85)     

SYNOPSIS:

On 12-28-14, at 0210 hours, Deputy South attempted to stop a car for an unsafe turn in the area of Craig Lane and Burney Lane in Happy Valley.  The car accelerated rapidly in an attempt to evade Deputy South.  The driver of the car, later identified as John Fritz, recklessly drove at speeds of 80-85 miles per hour through residential areas then drove onto unpaved roads at speeds of 65-70 miles per hour.  Fritz eventually lost control of the car and crashed into a dirt berm at the east end of Blue Horse Road.

Fritz jumped out of the car and fled into the bushes.  With the assistance of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the Anderson Police Department (APD), Fritz was found hiding in an abandoned mobile home.  Fritz refused to obey commands to come out from his hiding spot so APD K9 “Aero” was used to apprehend Fritz.  A small baggie of methamphetamine was found where Fritz had been hiding. Several pounds of processed marijuana was located inside the car Fritz was driving.

A be on the lookout (BOLO) had recently been issued to law enforcement stating Fritz was an armed and dangerous parolee at large.  A female passenger in the vehicle was interviewed and released.  Fritz was taken to a local hospital and, after being medically cleared, was booked into the Shasta County Jail on the listed charges.

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DATE/TIME: 12/27/14 at 1300 hours 
CASE #: 14-47247
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Thompson #133
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 245-6087
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 245-6025   
BY: Sgt. Thompson #133

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  4573 PC Bringing narcotics into a jail facility
  4573.8 PC Possession of narcotics in a jail facility
  11377(a) H&S Possession of a controlled substance
LOCATION: 1655 West St. Redding Ca
SUSPECT(S): Gabriel Joseph Detrant 07/27/73 of Jones Valley

SYNOPSIS:

On the above date and time, the Sheriff’s Office Main Jail facility staff conducted a routine pod/cell inspection for contraband.  Jail staff enlisted the help from Sheriff’s Service patrol K9 “Jax” to help search the living areas.  K9 “Jax” alerted to the presence of a controlled substance in an individual housing cell.  A search of the cell revealed 8.5 grams gross field weight of heroin.  The cell housed inmate Gabriel Detrant.  Detrant is in custody for possession of a controlled substance, violating his probation, failing to complete Sheriff’s Work Release Program and illegally removing his GPS ankle monitor.

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DATE/TIME: December 26, 2014, 0600 hours    
CASE #: 14-47075
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Peery #176
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025  
BY: Sergeant Randall #192

CRIME/INCIDENT: 273(a)a PC- Child Abuse
LOCATION: 23000 Block Lone Tree Road Cottonwood, California
SUSPECT(S): Kimbler, Michael Patrick 30 years old of Cottonwood, California
VICTIM(S): Confidential

SYNOPSIS: 

On December 26, 2014, at approximately 0600 hours, deputies responded to a trailer park located in the 23000 block of Lone Tree Road to assist medical personnel.  A request for medical attention was sought for a 4 month old child who suffered visible facial injuries.  Deputies arrived as the child was being transported to the hospital via ambulance for treatment.  It was determined the father of the minor child had fled the scene prior to medical personnel and deputies arrival. 

Deputies began investigating the incident and identified the victim’s father as 30 year old Michael Patrick Kimbler of Cottonwood, California.  During their investigation, deputies learned Kimbler was caring for his child and believed the injuries were sustained when he (Kimbler) was alone with the infant. 

Information regarding Kimbler’s whereabouts surfaced when deputies learned he possibly fled to a nearby mobile home; at which point, deputies responded to that residence and located Kimbler hiding in a small bathroom.  Kimbler was detained and ultimately arrested for felony child abuse.  He is currently incarcerated at the Shasta County Jail with a bail of $50,000.00.

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DATE/TIME: 12-25-2014 / 0245 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Michael Peery
CASE # 14-46994
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sergeant Michael Peery 

CRIME/INCIDENT: 460(a) P.C. Burglary: First Degree, of an Inhabited Dwelling. 
LOCATION: Dersch Road in the area of Bear Creek, Anderson Ca.
SUSPECTS: Jason William Hamilton – 37 years old – Transient

SYNOPSIS: 

In the early morning hours of Christmas Day, at approximately 0245 hours, a retired couple were abruptly awakened by the sounds of someone in their residence. The male home owner got out of his bed, armed himself with a hand gun and headed towards the noise. As he was walking down the hallway, he saw the light come on in the hallway bathroom. Due to the sounds and the light he believed someone was in the bathroom. As he opened the door he saw the window to the bathroom was wide open and that the screen had been removed. He saw a male subject, dressed in a heavy long, bright green jacket, on his hands and knees crawling on the floor in front of the commode. The commode is directly in front of the open window and due to the dirt on the commode and the position of the male, he believed the subject had just crawled through the now open window. The subject, who was later identified as Defendant, Jason William Hamilton, was wearing a large black handkerchief around his neck covering his face.

Hamilton was detained at gun point and told to lay on his stomach and not to move. Hamilton laid on his stomach but continued to crawl towards the owner of the residence. The owner continued to tell Hamilton to stop moving, but Hamilton refused to stop. While the owner was attempting to detain Hamilton, his wife called 911 for assistance. While deputies were responding to the residence, Hamilton continued crawling down the hallway towards the front door of the residence. Once Hamilton reached the front door, he opened it, stood up and ran north bound away from the residence.

Just after Hamilton ran from the residence deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the residence. Deputy Gerry Maul and his K-9 partner Larus started a track from the front of the residence. Larus headed north then turned east headed towards the back of the residence. Larus followed Hamilton’s scent for approximately three fourths of a mile over two fences and up and down two heavily rocky and brushy ravines. Larus located Hamilton hiding in the heavily wooded area. Hamilton initially resisted being apprehended by Larus, but after a short altercation Hamilton was taken into custody. Hamilton was transported to Shasta Regional Medical Center where his injuries were treated. After receiving a medical clearance from SRMC, Hamilton was booked into the Shasta County Jail. A check of prior contacts with Hamilton showed prior arrests for Robbery, Burglary, Domestic Violence and several Parole Violations.

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DATE/TIME: 12-23-2014 / 1703 hrs.  
CASE #:  14-46845
CONTACT OFFICER: Deputy Ray Hughes #123
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 945-5884   
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER:  (530) 245-6025 
BY: Deputy Ray Hughes #123

CRIME/INCIDENT: Boating Accident
LOCATION: Sacramento River @ Diversion Dam by Caldwell Park, Redding, CA.
VICTIM(S):
  Christina Maki, White, Female, 50 years, of Redding, CA. 
  David Och, White, Male, 66 years, of Redding, CA.

SYNOPSIS:

On 12-23-2014, at 1600 hrs., Och took Maki fishing on his 12-foot aluminum boat with a small outboard engine.  Och set off on the Sacramento River, from the Caldwell Park Boat Ramp, and went up stream to the train trestle.  Och turned off the motor and fished as they drifted down stream.  They got within 150 feet of the diversion dam, and Och started the motor.  Och and Maki went upstream to the train trestle again.  Och turned off the motor and again drifted down stream.  Och attempted to start the motor when they got within 150 feet of the diversion dam.  Och attempted approximately ten pulls on the outboard motor, but it would not start.  Och then retrieved his anchor and threw it into the river.  The anchor never set and just dragged on the river bottom.  The boat came to rest on the concrete pillars of the diversion dam.  Och was able to secure a bowline on a concrete pillar. The aluminum boat was held stationary by the front pillar, at the boat’s bow, and second pillar that was approximately mid-boat.  Och and Maki distributed their weight in the boat to keep it stationary until help could arrive.  Och had Maki put on a life vest. 

At, 1703 hrs, a citizen called 911 Dispatch and reported the boat stuck against the diversion dam with two people on board.  Redding Fire Department, Redding Police Department, California Highway Patrol Air Operations Unit, and the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Boating Safety Unit were dispatched to the scene.  CHP Helicopter was the first to arrive on scene.  Due to the dangers of the diversion dam, the CHP Helicopter crew determined the safest way to get Och and Maki out of the boat was to use the helicopter’s hoist system.  The CHP Helicopter crew hoisted Maki and Och to safety.  As Och was hoisted up, the aluminum boat released from the cement pillars and continued downstream. No attempt to recover the boat was made due to the nighttime conditions.  Och and Maki were uninjured and flown to safety.

Och had all required safety equipment onboard his boat.  Due to Och’s years of boating experience and not panicking, Och was able to keep this incident from becoming tragic. The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Boating Safety Unit request to be notified if anyone locates the 12-foot, aluminum boat.  (Shascom dispatch 245-6540). 

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DATE/TIME: 12-20-2014 / 0227 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Michael Peery
CASE # 14-46434
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sergeant Michael Peery 

CRIME/INCIDENT: 245(a)(1) P.C. Assault with a Deadly Weapon not a Firearm. 
LOCATION: 23012 Ash Creek Road, Anderson Ca.
SUSPECTS: Brandy Lynn Campos, 40 years, Lives at the address.

SYNOPSIS: 

In the early morning hours today, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a stabbing that had just occurred. The male subject on the telephone said his neighbor just banged on his door and asked him to call 911. Dispatch was told there was a 52 year old male at the door who had been stabbed multiple times in the shoulder and head. While deputies were en-route to the scene they were informed the suspect in the stabbing was the victim’s girlfriend, Brandy Lynn Campos, who lived at the residence with him. Deputies were also informed that the couple had a 3 month old child in common that was still inside the residence with Campos.

When deputies arrived at the scene they located the Victim sitting on the back of a pickup’s tail gate, bleeding from a laceration to his left temple area just above his left eye and from his right shoulder. Deputies administered first aid to the Victim, noticing there were two open stab wounds on the right shoulder as well as the cut to his head.

After rendering aid to the Victim, deputies approached the residence. After several minutes, they were able to get Campos to open the door. Deputies checked on the welfare of the juvenile and found him safely sleeping in a bed. Campos was not cooperative with deputies and was arrested for the above listed charges. The knife was recovered at the scene. It was found to be a butcher knife from the kitchen with an approximately ten inch blade. The juvenile was released to family friends while the Victim was taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment. Campos was booked into the Shasta County Jail for 245(a)(1) P.C. Assault with a Deadly Weapon not a Firearm, and the investigation is continuing.

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DATE/TIME: December 18, 2014, 1054 hours
CASE #: 14-46224
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Randall #192
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700
BY: Sergeant Randall #192

CRIME/INCIDENT: Warrant Arrest
LOCATION: 20000 Block of Mauser Drive Cottonwood, California
SUSPECT(S):
  Rosa, Christopher Delano 21-years old of Cottonwood, California
  Chapman-James, Joseph Robert 20 years old of Cottonwood, California
  Rickard, Brittany Star 20 years old of Cottonwood, California

SYNOPSIS: 

On Thursday, December 18, 2014, 1050 hours, deputies of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the Cottonwood area regarding the theft of mail.  While conducting follow up, deputies responded to a residence located in the 20000 Block of Mauser Drive Cottonwood, California.  Deputies were attempting to contact the suspect in the mail theft investigation when they encountered 20 year old Joseph Robert Chapman-James.  Chapman-James had a felony warrant for his arrest, but retreated into the same residence where deputies attempted to locate the theft suspect.  

Deputies along with officers from the Anderson Police Department responded to the scene and quickly surrounded the residence.  After a brief standoff, several people emerged from the residence and were detained.  Chapman-James was arrested on an outstanding felony arrest warrant.  In addition, deputies arrested 21 year old Christopher Rosa of Cottonwood and 20 year old Brittany Rickard of Redding, California.  Both Rosa and Rickard were arrested for outstanding arrest warrants.  All three subjects were booked at the Shasta County Jail.  The matter involving the stolen mail is still under investigation.  Also, several drug related violations were uncovered during this incident and remain under investigation.

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DATE/TIME: 12/17/2014 1519 hrs. 
CASE #: 14-46123
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Barnhart 146
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3706 
BY: Sgt. Barnhart 146

CRIME/INCIDENT: 2800.2 CVC / 496(d)(a) PC / 273a(a) PC
LOCATION: Happy Valley Rd at Palm Ave.
SUSPECT(S): Harvey, Michael Allen (40yrs.)

SYNOPSIS:

On 12/17/2014 at 1519 hrs. The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office AB109 Team was in the community of Happy Valley when deputies observed an all- terrain vehicle (ATV), designed for off road use, travelling at a high rate of speed on the roadway. Deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle but the operator of the ATV, later identified as Michael Harvey, refused to stop and accelerated north on Happy Valley Rd toward Palm Ave. Harvey continued at a high rate of speed turning onto Palm Ave, where deputies discontinued the pursuit due to an elementary school in the area. Harvey continued and attempted to travel off road just beyond the schools playground. Harvey lost control of the ATV and collided with brush in an open area, west of the school property then fled on foot. Deputies arrived in the area and while searching the area found Harvey hiding approximately 100 yards from the ATV. Harvey was taken into custody without further incident.

The ATV Harvey was operating was determined to be stolen, reported to the California Highway Patrol in November of 2014.

Michael Harvey, who is on Post Release Community Supervision (AB109), also had five outstanding warrants for his arrest. Harvey was booked on the listed warrants along with felony possession of stolen property, felony evading a police officer and felony child endangerment, due to his reckless behavior on and around school grounds.    

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DATE/TIME: 12/17/14  1300 hours 
CASE #: 14-46106
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Thompson #133
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 245-6087
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 245-6025   
BY: Sgt. Thompson #133

CRIME/INCIDENT: Attempted Burglary ~ 664/459 PC
LOCATION: 4000 block of Front St., City of Shasta Lake
SUSPECT(S): Christopher Tomas 09/05/85 of Redding
 
SYNOPSIS:

On the above date and time, the Sheriff’s Office, City of Shasta Lake division, received a call of an in-progress burglary to a storage shed at a residence in the 4000 block of Front St. in City of Shasta Lake.  A concerned neighbor noticed a white male adult, later identified as Christopher Tomas, force open the shed and take a bicycle.  The neighbor quickly called law enforcement and confronted Tomas.  Tomas left the bicycle at the scene and fled the area.  Deputies arrived on scene within minutes.  While gaining a description of the suspect from the neighbor, the neighbor noticed Tomas several hundred yards away.  Deputies contacted Tomas.  Tomas admitted to being in the shed “looking for something to buy.” Deputies arrested Tomas on suspicion of attempted burglary and booked him into the jail. 

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DATE/TIME: 12-15-14 1100 hrs. 
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom
CASE # 14-45847
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6095
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Overdue Persons
LOCATION: 15 miles east of Trinity Mountain Road. 
VICTIM(S)
  1 - Matthew Gertsch, 38 years, Redding, CA.
  2 - Jamie Gertsch, 34 years, Redding, CA.
  3 - Logan Gertsch, 7 years, Redding, CA.
  4 - Hannin Gertsch, 6 years, Redding, CA.

SYNOPSIS:

On Sunday, December, 14th, 2014 at 1958 hours, Sheran Gertsch called the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, to report her son, Matthew, daughter-n-law, Jamie and grandchildren Logan and Hannin as overdue persons.  Sheran said her son and his family failed to return after going to the French Gulch area of Shasta County to get a Christmas tree.  Sheran reported her son’s family left Redding on Sunday, 12-14-14, between 1200 hours and 1300 hours.  They were supposed to be back before dark and when they did not return, Sheran called the Sheriff’s Office.  Sheran was concerned and did not believe they had the right vehicle, a Chrysler Pacifica, for going to this area nor had any provisions, extra clothes or blankets.

Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office Redding Patrol Division searched the French Gulch area for Matthew, his family and their vehicle.  Due to increasing bad weather they were unable to locate them. Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue personnel were called to assist.

Search and Rescue Volunteers searched the French Gulch area and many dirt roads.  Search and Rescue Volunteers located Matthew, his family and their vehicle at 0415 hours on Monday, 12-15-14.  They were 15 miles east of Trinity Mountain Road on Trail 27 of the Shasta Area OHV Park.  Matthew and his family were uninjured. 
 
Matthew and his family were returning to Redding after getting their Christmas tree, when they became high centered on a water bar across the road.  They were unable to get their vehicle free.  Matthew knew where they were and they were going to spend the night in their car and walk out at daylight.

Search and Rescue Volunteers provided transportation for Matthew and his family back to Redding where they were reunited with Sheran and the rest of their family.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Search and Rescue Volunteers for responding, searching, locating and returning this family safely to their loved ones.  They lived up to the Search and Rescue motto, “That others may live”.

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DATE/TIME: 12-8-14 1600 hours 
CASE #: N/A
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Rob Sandbloom
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6095
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6540 
BY: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom

CRIME/INCIDENT: Winter Weather Warning, Winter Weather Safety Tips and Sandbag Locations in Shasta County
LOCATION: Shasta County
SUSPECT(S): N/A

SYNOPSIS:

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services would like to remind the public to be more cautious and aware when driving and traveling during severe storm warnings on north state highways, roadways and mountain areas and encourage residents to be prepared for the upcoming storm.

The National Weather Service is predicting a significant storm to move into the Shasta County area on Wednesday through Thursday night.  This storm is forecast to have heavy rains with as much as 1 to 3 inches in the valley and 3 to 8 inches in the mountains. The storm will also bring winds from 30 to 40 MPH with gust up to 60 MPH. Due to recent heavy rains the ground is very saturated and with the predicted winds, downed trees and/or power lines could be very prevalent during this storm.

Make sure to have food, water, medications, flashlights, and batteries at your residence before the storm hits. Residents are also encouraged to be prepared to be without power for several days should an outage occur. If a generator is used after a loss of power, remember to place it outside the home in a well-ventilated area due to carbon monoxide fumes.  Have extra fuel for your generator due to any extended power outage

Residents are encouraged to limit travel during the storm due to the potential for dangerous conditions on the roadways. If driving or traveling is done during severe storm warnings for rain, snow and ice, be prepared and do not be in a hurry.  Check road conditions before traveling.  Plan your trip/route and allow extra time for your trip due to changing weather conditions. Let friends or family members know your route and estimated arrival time.  If you must travel do not cross flooded roadways or small streams and watch for down power lines.

Also before traveling, check your vehicle and make sure it is in good working order.  Check all fluid levels, battery and ignition systems, brakes, fuel and air filters, heater and defroster, lights, emergency flashers, windshield wipers and good winter tires.

The following items are good things to carry in your vehicle.  Chains, a tow strap or rope and jumper cables.  Have a shovel, broom and window scraper.  Bring along a cell phone and charger, GPS and road maps. Carry an emergency supply kit, which should contain snack food, water, needed medication, flashlight, battery-powered radio, and extra batteries, proper clothes and shoes, matches, blankets and a first aid kit.  Also keep road salt or sand, emergency flares and a fluorescent distress flag in your vehicle.  Keep your car fueled in case power is cut off at local gas stations.

If you should become stuck in the snow or mud, stay with your vehicle and call for help.  Use the vehicles heater to stay warm, along with extra clothing and blankets.

Attached is the locations of sand and sand bags within Shasta County. Bags are limited and you must bring your own shovel to fill bags at these locations.

If you have an emergency during the storm call 911.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office and the Shasta County Department of Public Works, along with the cooperation of CALFIRE, have several locations of sand and sandbags throughout the county. The Sheriff’s Office would like to encourage citizens to use these locations if they are having any flooding problems due to the recent weather event. The sand at the below locations is available anytime and citizens are encouraged to bring their own tools to load the sand. A limited amount of bags will be available for those that need them.  However, citizens are encouraged to bring their own bags if possible.

Palo Cedro - Palo Cedro Fire Station Co #32, 9418 Deschutes Road, Palo Cedro - pile located at the edge of the driveway at far west end of parking lot. Bags are located inside the fire station.     

Bella Vista - Bella Vista Fire Station Co #33, 2202 Hwy 299E., Bella Vista - pile located at the west side of the fire station near the propane tank. Bags are located inside the fire station.

French Gulch - French Gulch Fire Station Co #59, 14363 Cline Gulch Road, French Gulch - pile located at east side driveway. Bags are located inside the fire station.

Cottonwood - Cottonwood Fire District #23, 3271 Brush Street, Cottonwood - pile located behind fire station on north/east side of Pine St. Bags are inside the fire station.

Jones Valley - Jones Valley Fire District, 14680 Ravine Road, Jones Valley- pile located on the upper hill behind the fire hall. Bags are located inside the fire station.

Burney - Sheriff’s Office Substation, 20509 Shasta Street, Burney - pile located behind the station. Contact the Sheriff’s Office for bags.

Shingletown - Shingletown Volunteer Fire Station #20, 32249 Hwy 44, Shingletown- pile located in the parking area of the station. Bags are located inside the fire station.

City of Redding - City of Redding Corporation Yard, Building #3, Old Airport Road at Abernathy Lane, Redding.

City of Anderson - Barney Street at Marx

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DATE/TIME: 12-07-14 / 2238 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Michael Peery
CASE # 14-44985
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sergeant Michael Peery 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Train vs. Pedestrian
LOCATION: Approximately 1\4 mile north of Oasis Road, on the train tracks.
VICTIM: Childs, Gino - 34 years old, from Redding

SYNOPSIS: 

At approximately 2238 hours, a Union Pacific freight train was travelling northbound having just passed under the Oasis Street overpass. The engineer of the train saw a male subject, dressed in dark clothing walking northbound on the west side of the train tracks. As the train drew closer to the male subject, he ran across the railroad tracks to the east side, in front of the train. The male subject appeared to notice there was a tall dirt bank on the east side of the tracks, so he turned and ran back towards the west side of the tracks just as the train was passing him. The engineer immediately applied the emergency brake and stopped the train. The engineer said the last time he saw the male subject, the male was right at the front corner of the front train engine. The engineer quickly exited the train and located the male laying on the east side of the train tracks with what appeared to be severe head trauma. The male was conscious and able to speak, but with some difficulty, due to the swelling.

Fire and Medical personnel arrived with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office and rendered aid to the male, who was identified as Gino Childs. Due to Childs injuries, he was packed back to the ambulance, then transported to Mercy Medical Center for treatment.

This incident is currently being investigated by Union Pacific Railroad. If anyone has any information about this incident, please contact Union Pacific directly at 530-543-0641.

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DATE/TIME: 12-5-14 1200 hours 
CASE #: N/A
CONTACT OFFICER: Lieutenant Tom Campbell
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6095
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6540 
BY: Lt. Tom Campbell

CRIME/INCIDENT: Sandbag Locations in Shasta County
LOCATION: See below
SUSPECT(S): N/A

SYNOPSIS:

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office and Shasta County Department of Public Works, with the cooperation of CALFIRE, has several locations of sand and sandbags throughout the county. The Sheriff’s Office would like to encourage citizens to use these locations if they are having any flooding problems due to the recent weather event. The sand at the below locations is available anytime and citizens are encouraged to bring their own tools to load the sand. A limited amount of bags will be available for those that need them.  However, citizens are encouraged to bring their own bags if possible.

Palo Cedro - Palo Cedro Fire Station Co #32, 9418 Deschutes Road, Palo Cedro - pile located at the edge of the driveway at far west end of parking lot. Bags are located inside the fire station.     

Bella Vista - Bella Vista Fire Station Co #33, 2202 Hwy 299E., Bella Vista - pile located at the west side of the fire station near the propane tank. Bags are located inside the fire station.

French Gulch - French Gulch Fire Station Co #59, 14363 Cline Gulch Road, French Gulch - pile located at east side driveway. Bags are located inside the fire station.

Cottonwood - Cottonwood Fire District #23, 3271 Brush Street, Cottonwood - pile located behind fire station on north/east side of Pine St. Bags are inside the fire station.

Jones Valley - Jones Valley Fire District, 14680 Ravine Road, Jones Valley- pile located on the upper hill behind the fire hall. Bags are located inside the fire station.

Burney - Sheriff’s Office Substation, 20509 Shasta Street, Burney - pile located behind the station. Contact the Sheriff’s Office for bags.

Shingletown - Shingletown Volunteer Fire Station #20, 32249 Hwy 44, Shingletown- pile located in the parking area of the station. Bags are located inside the fire station.

City of Redding - City of Redding Corporation Yard, Building #3, Old Airport Road at Abernathy Lane, Redding.

City of Anderson- Barney Street at Marx

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DATE/TIME: 12/1/2014 at 3:57 PM  
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Gonzalez #127
CASE # 14-44230
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
ALTERNATE PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700 
BY: Sergeant Gonzalez #127

CRIME/INCIDENT: Possession of Stolen Property              
     
LOCATION: Placer Rd at Cloverdale Rd in Igo, Ca.     

SYNOPSIS:

On 12-1-14, at 1557 hours, a deputy with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office stopped to check on a white Chevy 2500 truck that was parked on the side of Placer Rd near Cloverdale Rd.  A male subject who was standing near the truck fled as the deputy pulled up.  The deputy recognized the subject as a wanted parolee.  A search of the area was conducted with the assistance of a Sheriff’s Office K9, “Thor” and a CHP helicopter.  The subject was not located. 

The subsequent search of the truck and utility trailer yielded a large amount of stolen property.  At the time of this press release, property recovered from this incident has been linked to four recent thefts in Shasta County. 14-42056, 14-44240, 14-43343, and 14-37287. The Sheriff’s Office is in the process of returning the property to their rightful owners and the investigation is ongoing.    

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NOVEMBER ​​2014 

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DATE/TIME: 11/30/2014 at 7:33 PM  
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Gonzalez #127
CASE # 14-44112
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
ALTERNATE PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700 
BY:  Sergeant Gonzalez #127

CRIME/INCIDENT: Shasta County’s Most Wanted arrest             
LOCATION: Grand Coulee at Shasta St. in the City of Shasta Lake    
SUSPECT(S): David Leon Jones (DOB 9/2/60) 

SYNOPSIS:

On Sunday, 11/30/2014, at approximately 7:33 PM, a deputy from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office stopped a car for a lighting violation.  The driver of the car was found to be David Jones, one of Shasta County’s Most Wanted.  Jones was arrest on his felony warrant and taken to the Shasta County Jail without incident.

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DATE/TIME: 11/24/14  1730 hrs.
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Logan Stonehouse 
CASE #14-43515
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6096 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY: Sgt. Logan Stonehouse  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Shasta County Most Wanted/ Felony Warrants
LOCATION: La Mesa Ave. at Locust Ave. Shasta Lake, CA 96019
VICTIM: State of California  
SUSPECT(S): Wilson, Chas Win (DOB- 10/27/1984)

SYNOPSIS: 

On Monday, 11/24/14, at approximately 1621 hrs. a deputy from the City of Shasta Lake attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a red Trans Am coupe.  Deputies believed that one of Shasta County’s Most Wanted, Chas Wilson, was possibly inside the vehicle.  Wilson had previously been associated with the vehicle and was possibly armed and dangerous.  Upon attempting the traffic stop, Chas Wilson fled from the passenger side of the vehicle at the intersection of La Mesa Ave at Locust Ave.  Several other units responded to the area and set up a perimeter.  After several minutes of tracking Wilson with K9 Thor and tips from citizens, deputies located Wilson hiding in a boat at the end of Winter Amber Ct.  Wilson was taken into custody without further incident.

Wilson had eight active felony warrants and one misdemeanor warrant for his arrest.

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DATE/TIME: 11.16.2014 during the early morning hours.
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Marc St. Clair #161
CASE # 14-42558
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6540

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  459PC-Burglary: Auto
  496PC-Posses Stolen Property
  29800PC-Felon in Possession of Firearm/Ammunition.
LOCATION: Burney Area
VICTIM(S): Numerous Burney Residents
SUSPECT(s):
  Dylan Jacob Nova (27 years old)
  Natasha Lee Swain (26 years old) 

SYNOPSIS:

On 11.16.2014, Sunday, during the early morning hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Burney Patrol Division began receiving numerous calls in regards to vehicles being broken into. Several victims woke up Sunday morning only to find their vehicles had been broken into and numerous items stolen such as purses, clothing, electronic items and firearms. Forced entry on the vehicles had been made by unknown suspect(s) at the time.

At approximately 1106 hours, a Burney deputy was on routine patrol in the area of Tamarack Avenue and Oak Street. The deputy noticed an unfamiliar vehicle parked alongside the road against a fence and bushes. As the deputy drove past the vehicle, he saw a male and female in a Volkswagen Passat with Oregon plates, leaning back in their seats. The deputy decided to make contact with the subjects to ask what their business was in the area. The subjects were identified as Dylan Nova and Natasha Swain. During the deputy’s contact, he noticed both subjects were acting nervous and it appeared Nova was trying to conceal an item between the seats. A second deputy arrived on scene, who had taken the vehicle burglary reports and immediately identified stolen property in plain view. Both Nova and Swain were arrested on the listed charges and are currently being held at the county jail pending arraignment. A third subject who was not apprehended as of yet is being investigated for their possible involvement.

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DATE/TIME: November 12, 2014
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Pat Kropholler   
CASE # Various
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6135
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Pat Kropholler 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Telephone Scam/ Fraud Alert
LOCATION: Shasta County, California
VICTIM(S): Several
SUSPECT(S): Unknown

SYNOPSIS:

Over the past several months residents of Shasta County have been receiving fictitious telephone calls about outstanding arrest warrants due to missed jury service, they have a relative in jail in need of bail money, or they owe money to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). These telephone scams are occurring nationwide and one should be suspicious of any caller identifying themselves as a law enforcement official or government employee demanding a “fine” be paid immediately over the telephone via credit/debit card or pre-paid cards (i.e. Green Dot cards). These callers are reportedly intimidating and threatening when demanding fines be paid immediately. Law enforcement officials do not call people and demand that fines be paid immediately over the telephone.

If you receive a telephone call from someone impersonating a law enforcement official and have caller I.D., record the telephone number, ask the caller for their name, badge number, agency they are employed, their call back telephone number, and the court or case number they are calling about. Tell them you will call their agency and hang up. Do not provide any credit/debit card or pre-paid debit card information to these callers. Also, do not provide any of your personal identity information.

Be vigilant in protecting your personal identity information from both telephone and email scams. Even if you have committed an infraction that could result in a fine, law enforcement officials do not contact you by telephone to collect payment. Law enforcement officials do not require anyone to provide sensitive information in a telephone call, including requests for credit card numbers. It is a crime for anyone to falsely represent himself or herself as a law enforcement official.

Many victims of these scams are elderly. If you see or hear of someone trying to purchase prepaid cards for the purpose of paying fines over the phone please inquire and advise them of the possibility this could be a scam and refer them to their local law enforcement agency. Working together in cooperation to protect citizens from being victims of these crimes will detour these criminals from targeting our area and assist law enforcement in identifying them.

If you have additional questions regarding protecting yourself and your family from telephone or email scams, visit a federal, state, or local law enforcement website for educational materials on how to protect your personal identity information from criminals:

www.IRS.GOV More info on scams, click on “Tax Scams” under “News/Events.”

www.stopfraud.gov Federal Government Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force. This website will point you to what agency you need to report your fraud. They will have a link for tax fraud, insurance fraud, identity theft, and many more. The website also contains information on how to avoid different scams.

www.fraud.org is from the National Consumer League and is a website designated to provide you information on current fraud scams and how to obtain information.

www.FBI.GOV The Federal Bureau of Investigations will investigate common fraud scams, investment related scams, internet scams, and Senior Citizen scams.

For internet related scams specifically please go to www.IC3.GOV The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center to file a report. www.OAG.CA.GOV State of California Department of Justice Office of the Attorney General which has information on identity theft crimes and will provide resources for e-crimes.

If you have any information regarding these recent cases in Shasta County please contact the Major Crimes Unit at the listed number or by email at MCU@co.shasta.ca.us.

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DATE/TIME: 11/12/14 1030 hours
CASE #14-41886
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Barry Powell
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 351-5240 (530) 722-9161
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sgt.  B. Powell  

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  11358 H&S- Marijuana Cultivation
  11359 H&S- Possession of Marijuana for sale                                         
  182 PC- Conspiracy                                                                         
  602(A) F&W- Water Diversion
LOCATION: Parcel located off Shingletown Ridge Road, Shingletown, CA
VICTIM(S): State of California 
SUSPECTS(S):
  Van Cleve, Craig Andrew - WMA - Garberville, CA - 29 years old
  Van Cleve, Christopher Adam - WMA - Garberville, CA - 27 years old                        
                            
SYNOPSIS:

On Monday, 11/10/14, Agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Investigative Team, with assistance from personnel from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Marijuana Enforcement Team, conducted an investigation at a rural piece of land located off Shingletown Ridge Road south/west of Shingletown, CA.

During an over flight, a large marijuana cultivation site had been located. A total of 1049 growing marijuana plants were located and subsequently eradicated.   A large metal barn was located on the property during the investigation.  A Shasta County Superior Court Search Warrant was granted for the metal barn.  During the subsequent service of the search warrant of the metal barn, processed marijuana was found hanging and being stored in large plastic totes.  The processed marijuana was later weighed and had a net weight of 541 pounds.

Agents located and subsequently seized a Caterpillar 257B rubber tracked Skid Steer that was used to facilitate the illegal operation. During the investigation contact was made with Craig and Adam Van Cleve at the property.  Both were subsequently cited and released for the listed charges.
During contact with Craig Van Cleve, bulk U.S. Currency in the amount of $1,700.00 was located in his possession and subsequently seized under State Asset Forfeiture Guidelines.

The case will be forwarded to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office for review.

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DATE/TIME: 11/10/2014   
CASE #14-41848
CONTACT OFFICER: Deputy M. Nelson #138
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-3700
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025   
BY: Deputy C. MacGregor #166

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  496d(b)PC-Possession of Stolen Vehicle or Const. Equipment
  148(a)(1)PC-Obstruct Public Officer/Resist Arrest
LOCATION: 19355 Anna Road, Anderson, CA 96007
SUSPECT(S): Strahle, Lorin Lee JR   DOB: 01/12/1960 

SYNOPSIS:

On 11/10/2014, Deputies with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office AB-109 Team went to 19355 Anna Road to contact an individual residing at the location who was on Post Release Community Supervision. While at the location, information was developed regarding a stolen Kubota tractor/backhoe inside a detached garage on the property. Deputies subsequently located and examined the tractor thus confirming it was stolen. A records check revealed the tractor/backhoe was reported stolen to the Anderson Police Department on 10/27/2014, (Refer to APD Case#14-16050).  Lorin Strahle, the owner of the property, was identified as the individual having possession of the stolen tractor/backhoe. Strahle was arrested for the above listed charges and transported to the Sh

asta County Jail. The tractor/backhoe was returned to the rightful owner. The estimated value of the tractor/backhoe was $16,000.00.

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DATE/TIME:  November 6, 2014, 1135 hours
CASE #14-41197
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Brian Jackson ID# 150
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6172 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: N/A
BY: Sgt. Brian Jackson ID# 150

CRIME/INCIDENT: In Custody Death - Suicide
LOCATION: Shasta County Jail, 1655 West Street, Redding CA 
VICTIM(S): Mershon, Scott Clayton, DOB: 11/05/69, 45 years old, WMA; Hgt: 6’2”; Wgt: 200 lbs; Hair: Brown; Eyes: Hazel
   
SYNOPSIS: 

On 11/05/14, Wednesday at approximately 1518 hours, Correctional Officers at the Shasta County Jail found a male inmate housed at the jail hanging from a bed sheet inside his cell.  The male has been identified as Scott Clayton Mershon, 45 years old.  Mershon was arrested on 11/03/14 at 2328 hours by the Redding Police Department and booked into the Shasta County Jail for domestic violence, battery with serious bodily injury and obstruction of a peace officer. 

On 11/05/14, at approximately 1330 hours, Mershon was arraigned in Shasta County Superior Court on the domestic violence related charges.  At arraignment Mershon’s bail was raised from $50,000 to $250,000.  At approximately 1344 hours, Mershon was returned to the jail and was placed back into his general population housing unit where he had a single cell (housed alone). 

At approximately 1427 hours, Correctional Officers conducted a cell check and Mershon was sitting in his locked cell writing.  AT 1518 hours, correctional hours conducted another cell check of Mershon in his locked cell and discovered Mershon hanging from a bed sheet that was tied to a ventilation grate inside the cell.  Correctional Officers entered the cell and removed Mershon from the bed sheet and began CPR awaiting paramedic’s arrival. Lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful and Mershon was pronounced dead in his cell.  Detectives with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit, have been investigating the circumstances surrounding Mershon’s death and it appeared he died of an apparent suicide. Additionally, there were no signs of foul play to Mershon or inside his cell. An autopsy will be conducted later next week. The investigation is ongoing and Detectives continue to follow up on information leading up to Mershon’s death.  

Mershon has lived in the Redding area for approximately the last 8 years.  Mershon had one prior felony conviction for 288.5 PC, Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child out of Yuba County from 1997 where he was sentenced to 12 years state prison.

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DATE/TIME: November 5th, 2014, 1745 hours
CASE #14-41197
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Brian Jackson ID# 150
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6172 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: n/a
BY:  Sgt. Brian Jackson ID# 150

CRIME/INCIDENT: In Custody Death - Suicide
LOCATION: Shasta County Jail
VICTIM(S): Adult Male – Release of identity pending next of kin notification
   
SYNOPSIS: 

On 11/05/14 at approximately 1518 hours, Correctional Officers at the Shasta County Jail found a male inmate housed at the jail hanging from a bed sheet inside his cell.  Once the male was discovered, lifesaving efforts were immediately made however those efforts were unsuccessful and the male was pronounced dead in his cell.  The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit, Coroner’s Office and jail staff are investigating the death.  The death appears to be a suicide and the name of the male is not being released until next of kin is notified.  A subsequent press release will be released with more details once next of kin is notified.

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OCTOBER ​​2014 

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DATE/TIME: 10/30/2014
CASE #: C14-1069
CONTACT OFFICER: Coroners Office
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-5551
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY:  Mo Hern

CRIME/INCIDENT: Train VS Pedestrian
LOCATION: 930’ South  of Radio Lane on railroad tracks
SUSPECT(S): N/A

SYNOPSIS:

The decedent has been identified as 39 year old female, Jessica Marie Enciso of Redding, CA.  The autopsy was conducted today and the cause of death is “ Exsanguination” due to multiple traumatic injuries, due to blunt force trauma.

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DATE/TIME: 10/29/2014  1215hrs.
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Jason Barnhart
CASE # 14-40165
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Jason Barnhart  

CRIME/INCIDENT: 496(a) PC – Receiving stolen property (Felony)
LOCATION: 7010 Trombley Lane, Igo, Ca
SUSPECTS(S): Fritz, John, 29yrs

SYNOPSIS:

On Tuesday 10/28/2014 deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office AB 109 Team conducted a parole search on John Fritz at his residence located at 7010 Trombley Lane in Igo. Fritz is currently on CDC Parole for an assault with a deadly weapon charge.  During the search numerous items of stolen property were found. An enclosed trailer located on the property was also determined to be stolen from the Palo Cedro area during September of 2014. The California Highway Patrol, who took the original report, responded to the location to recover the trailer. The victim of the remaining stolen property was located and his property was returned.

The case has been forwarded to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office for review.

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DATE/TIME: October 27, 2014 @ 2000 hours     
CONTACT OFFICER: Coroner Investigator Bartolo  
CASE: # C14-1060 & #C14-1062
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 225-5551   
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025   

BY: Lt. Eric Magrini #178
LOCATION: Lack Creek Dr. @ Lack Creek
DECEDENT:
  Powner, Darian D.; 19-year-old female, from Shasta County
  Mitchell, Tristan J.; 19-year-old male, from Shasta County

SYNOPSIS: 

On Sunday (10-26-14) the Sheriff’s Office took a missing persons report involving both Darian Powner and Tristan Mitchell.  They were last seen together on Saturday (10-25-14). This afternoon, with assistance from a family friend, their vehicle was located in the creek bed, downstream from where Lack Creek Drive crosses Lack Creek. Further downstream, below the vehicle, two decedents were located.  They were recovered and brought to the Shasta County Coroner’s Office.  Both bodies were positively identified as Darian Powner and Tristan Mitchell.

A cause of death is pending a post-mortem autopsy, which is scheduled for later this week.  CHP is investigating the cause of the accident.  At this time there is no indication of foul play.

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DATE/TIME: 10.23.2014 to 10.25.2014
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Marc St. Clair #161
CASE # 14-39642, 14-39644, 14-39705, 14-39667, 14-39790
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530.245.6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530.245.6540

CRIME/INCIDENT: 459PC-Burglary, 488PC-Theft, 10851CVC-Vehicle Theft
LOCATION: Numerous Locations in the Burney area.
VICTIM(S):  Multiple Victims
SUSPECT(S): Dooley, Nicholas Kelso, 18 years of age 

SYNOPSIS:

Beginning on 10.23.2014, Thursday, the Burney area had been experiencing a rash of thefts to businesses, schools and private citizens. By 10.25.2014 at approximately 1800 hours, the thefts/burglaries ceased due to the arrest of Nicholas Kelso Dooley.  Dooley had apparently gone on a crime spree beginning with the theft of computer equipment from the Intermountain Community Center. From there, Dooley entered the Fall River Joint Unified School District Office and stole a cell phone from an employee. In the afternoon hours of Friday the 24th, Dooley entered the Burney High School and stole an employee’s car keys from their personal storage area. Dooley utilized the key FOB to locate the vehicle in the parking lot, at which time, he took the vehicle. The vehicle was later recovered at an apartment complex known as the Burney Villa. On two separate occasions, Dooley entered the Safeway store in Burney and stole an employee’s purse from the back storage area of the business as well as merchandise.

Deputies were able to locate Dooley within Safeway on Saturday the 25th when employees recognized him from the night prior on video surveillance. Stolen property was located on Dooley’s person during his arrest. Dooley admitted to all the thefts listed above and taken into custody. Dooley was also charged with violating his probation terms and is still in custody.

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DATE/TIME: 10-25-14 / 2013 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Michael Peery
CASE # 14-39803
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sergeant Michael Peery 

CRIME/INCIDENT: 459 P.C. Burglary
LOCATION: 28000 Block of Oak Run to Fern Road, Oak Run Ca.
SUSPECT(S):
  Mayfield, Kary – 37 years old, from Redding
  Kamla, Shawn – 41 years old, from Redding

SYNOPSIS: 

Saturday evening at approximately 2013 hours, Garrett and Jomarie Glanzer were returning to their residence when they saw all the doors open. They had last been at the residence on Friday evening. Both Garrett and Jomarie, who are mother and son, called the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office to report a burglary. While Jomarie was talking to dispatch, Garrett drove around the neighborhood. Garrett located a black Cadillac SUV parked alongside the road approximately ¾ of a mile east of their residence. Garrett told deputies the SUV was not from the area.

When deputies arrived at the residence they located two points of entry. One was a rear window to the residence and the other was a door to the garage area. Deputies also located a marijuana drying shed where several pounds of marijuana had been processed. Deputies located property from inside the residence on the property and returned it to the Glanzers.

After investigating the scene at the residence, deputies sat on the SUV and waited for the driver to return. Once the SUV started moving, deputies followed it until they were able to safely make a car stop on it. Inside the SUV, deputies located Defendants Kary Mayfield and Shawn Kamla.

Upon contact, Shawn attempted to give a false name, due to the fact he had seven (7) warrants for his arrest, four (4) of them felonies. During the investigation, Kary admitted to going to the residence to steal marijuana. She said she entered the residence because the Glanzers had moved the processed marijuana, and she believed it was either in the garage or the residence. She said when she didn’t locate the marijuana she took items because Jomarie owed her money from when she worked for her processing the marijuana. Both Kary and Shawn were arrested and booked into the Shasta County Jail: Shawn for his warrants and Kary for Burglary.

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DATE/TIME: 10-25-14 1800 hrs. 
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom
CASE # 14-39734
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom  

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  Probation Search
  11377(a) H&S - Possession of a Controlled Substance
  11378 H&S - Sales of a Controlled Substance
  1203.2 PC Probation Violation
  148(a) PC Delaying/Obstructing a Peace Officer. 
LOCATION: 13905 Creek Trail, Jones Valley, CA. 
SUSPECT(S)
  #1 Brian Derik Songer, 38 years, Bella Vista, CA. 
  #2 Meleisha Marie Allen, 33 years, Redding, CA.
  #3 Shyla Elaine Neligh, 45 years, Anderson, CA.

SYNOPSIS:

On October 25th, 2014 at approximately 0811 hours, Deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, received a call from the California Highway Patrol of a Hispanic male adult on Bear Mountain Rd at Wildwood, reporting a possible weapons brandishing.  There was a language barrier with the Hispanic male and the updated information being given was there might be people injured at a residence on Creek Trail. The Hispanic male was able to guide Deputies, Highway Patrol Officers and CALFIRE to the residence at 13905 Creek Trail, Jones Valley.  Several people were located at the scene and detained.  No one reported any type of crime or disturbance at the location.  Another Hispanic male was transported to a local hospital for a possible drug overdose.
 
Shyla Neligh was contacted in front of the residence upon arrival.  A search of her purse revealed methamphetamine.  She was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and sales of a controlled substance. Brian Songer and Meleisha Allen were found inside a motorhome on the property.  A probation search was conducted and methamphetamine and weapons were found.  They were both arrested for possession of a controlled substance, weapons charges and delaying/obstructing a peace officer. All three were transported and booked into the Shasta County Jail for their listed charges. 

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DATE/TIME: 10-24-14 1030 hrs. 
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom
CASE # 14-39563
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom  
CRIME/INCIDENT:
  Probation Search
  496(a) PC – Possession of stolen property
  1203.2 PC Probation Violation
  148(a) PC Delaying/Obstructing a Peace Officer
  Various warrants 
LOCATION:  3345 Brush St, Cottonwood, CA. 
SUSPECT(s)
  #1 Dean Aaron James, 43 years, Cottonwood, CA. 
  #2 Joshua Ryan ChapmanJames, 22 years, Cottonwood, CA.
  #3 Sierra Marie Epperson, 22 years, Cottonwood, CA.
  #4 Christopher Michael Fain, 29 years, Cottonwood, CA.
  #5 Joshua David Sartain, 22 years, Cottonwood, CA.

SYNOPSIS:

On October 23rd, 2014 at approximately 1627 hours, Deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, the Shasta County Probation Department and the Redding Police Department went to 3345 Brush St in Cottonwood for a probation search.  Deputy Travis Williams received information there was recently stolen property at the location.  Dean Aaron James lives at the location and is on searchable probation. Upon arriving at the location, Law Enforcement contacted several people.  Joshua Ryan ChapmanJames and Sierra Epperson immediately ran from the location.  Epperson was taken into custody after a short foot chase.  She was arrested on three outstanding misdemeanor warrants and for 148(a) PC Delaying/Obstructing a Peace Officer.

ChapmanJames ran southeast from the location toward some ponds near Trade Way.  Law Enforcement lost sight of him and set up a perimeter.  K-9 JAX responded and assisted with searching for ChapmanJames.  After a short search with K-9 JAX, ChapmanJames was located hiding in the pond under some over growing brush and taken into custody.  He was arrested for an outstanding $100,000.00 felony warrant.

Deputy Williams located stolen property at the residence, which was later identified by the victim and returned.  Dean James was arrested for 496(a) PC Possession of Stolen Property. Also located at the residence were Christopher Fain and Joshua Sartain.  Fain was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failing the Work Release Program.  Sartain was arrested for 1203.2 PC Probation Violation and 148(a) PC Delaying/Obstructing a Peace Officer.

All five subjects were booked into the Shasta County Jail for their listed charges.

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DATE/TIME: 10-22-14 1600 hrs. 
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom
CASE # 14-339402
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom  

CRIME/INCIDENT:  Shasta County’s Most Wanted 
LOCATION: 18266 Majestic View Dr, Anderson, CA, in Happy Valley 
SUSPECT(S)
  #1: Bryant, Sean Michael
  #2:Bowman, Teresa Marie  

SYNOPSIS:

On October 22nd, 2014 at 1024 hours, deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office went to 18266 Majestic View Dr, Anderson to attempt to locate one of Shasta County’s Most Wanted.  Deputies contacted Sean Michael Bryant, 47 years of Anderson, CA, who is on Shasta County’s Most Wanted.  Bryant had five felony warrants for his arrest.

Teresa Marie Bowman, 44 years of Anderson, CA, was also located at the location.  Bowman had three felony warrants and one misdemeanor warrant for her arrest.  Both Bryant and Bowman were taken into custody without incident.  Bryant and Bowman were transported to the Shasta County Jail and booked on their warrants.

Anyone with information regarding any member of Shasta County’s Most Wanted is asked to contact SHASCOM at (530)245-6540 or Shasta County Secret Witness at (530)243-2319.  Tips can also be submitted through the Shasta County Secret Witness website at www.scsecretwitness.com/tip.htm.  A reward of up to $250.00 is being offered through Shasta County Secret Witness for information leading to the arrest of any member of Shasta County’s Most Wanted.

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DATE/TIME: October 21, 2014 1010 Hours  
CASE #: 14-39285
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Steve Grashoff
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025  
BY: Sergeant Steve Grashoff

INCIDENT: Vehicle Pursuit
LOCATION: In the area of Hill Street and Hwy 273, Shasta County
VICTIM: State of California
SUSPECT: Unknown

SYNOPSIS:

On Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at approximately 1010 hours, Deputies with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office attempted to make a vehicle stop on a blue Camaro for expired registration. Before deputies could catch up to the vehicle which was traveling N/B on Hwy 273, the vehicle accelerated and turned W/B onto Hill Street. The suspect vehicle nearly collided with an on-coming car. From this point a pursuit was initiated. The suspect vehicle traveled at a high rate of speed and ended up crashing into the ACID Canal at the end of Jacqueline Street and the suspect fled the area. Deputies conducted a search of the area with the assistance of the California Highway Patrol Helicopter and Plane and Sheriff Office K-9’s. The suspect was not located.

During the search of the suspect vehicle, processed Marijuana was located. Gross weight of the Marijuana was approximately 10 pounds not including Marijuana stems and “Shake”.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office.

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DATE/TIME: 10/21/14 at 1530 hours
CONTACT OFFICER:  Sgt. Barry Powell
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 722-9161 (530) 351-5240
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025  

CASE # 14-39174
BY: Sgt. Powell  
CRIME/INCIDENT:
  11358 H&S- Marijuana Cultivation
  11359 H&S- Possession of Marijuana for sale
  182 PC- Conspiracy
  Misc. Shasta County Code violations                                                                                                              
LOCATION:
  Location #1: 11000 block of Deschutes Rd.  Bella Vista, CA
  Location #2: 22000 block of Gaspers Rd. Bella Vista, CA
  Location #3: Old Alturas Rd. west of Deschutes Rd. Bella Vista, CA.
VICTIM(S): State of California 
SUSPECTS(S):
  Larry William Gasper- Bella Vista, CA- WMA- 54 years old
  John I. Robinson- Redding, CA- WMA- 24 years old
  Noah Ambler- Redding, CA-WMA- 24 years old
  Stephen James Danley- Redding, CA- WMA- 42 years old
  Crystal Lynn Forest- Redding, CA- WFA- 39 years old                    
                          
SYNOPSIS:

On 10/21/14 Agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Investigative Team (SMIT), with assistance from Agents with the Shasta Interagency Narcotic Task Force (SINTF), California Department of Fish and Wildlife Marijuana Enforcement Team and California Fish and Wildlife Wetlands Enforcement Team served a Shasta County Superior Court Search Warrant at two pieces of property in the Bella Vista area. One property was in the 11000 block of Deschutes Rd. The second property was in the 22000 block of Gaspers Rd. During the investigation a third piece of property was found to be connected.  The property was found to be a rural piece of open land off Old Alturas Rd. west of Deschutes Rd. in Bella Vista.

During the search of the properties approximately 3,000+ pounds of semi processed marijuana was found hanging in a barn and a large Conex box.  An Additional 110+ of processed marijuana was found during the search along with other items supporting marijuana sales.  A total of 143 growing marijuana plants were also found during the operation and subsequently eradicated. 

During the investigation contact was made with Larry William Gaspers at the property located in the 22000 block of Gaspers Rd. Stephen James Danley, Crystal Lynn Forest, Noah Ambler and John I. Robinson were contacted at two separate pieces of property during the investigation and admitted to working for Gasper.  The four subjects were cited and released on scene for their involvement in the illegal marijuana cultivation operation. Due to medical conditions, Larry Gasper was not taken into custody, but cited and released.   The case will be forwarded to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office.

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DATE/TIME: 10/19/2014 at 2:24 AM  
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Gonzalez #127
CASE # 14-39041
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
ALTERNATE PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700 
BY: Sergeant Gonzalez #127

CRIME/INCIDENT: 245(a)(1) PC assault with a deadly weapon             
LOCATION: Behind the Silver Dollar Club in the City of Shasta Lake.    
SUSPECT(S):
  1. White male approximately 30-40 years old, 5’6”-5’8”, medium build with a light colored beard
  2. White male approximately 30-40 years old, 5’6”-5’8”, heavy build with mustache and beard

SYNOPSIS:

On Sunday, 10/19/2014, at approximately 2:24 AM, deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office were advised that a stabbing victim had just walked into the Shasta Lake fire station, 4126 Ashby Ct., for treatment.  Deputies went to the fire station and contacted the victim, Gregory Hutton. Hutton told deputies he was standing behind the Silver Dollar Club, in the City of Shasta Lake, when he was approached by two unknown males.  The two males accosted him and a struggle ensued.  Hutton was subsequently stabbed once to the neck during the fight.  The two subjects fled on foot and Hutton walked across the street to the fire station. Hutton was transported to a local hospital with a non-life threatening wound. Deputies searched the area for the suspects but they were not located. 

Anyone with information pertaining to this case is encouraged to call the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office at (530)245-6025 or Shasta County Secret Witness at (530) 243-2319.

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DATE/TIME: October 17, 2014 @ 1300 hours
CASE: # 14-38099
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6977
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 356-3365
BY: Sgt. John Greene #117

CRIME/INCIDENT: Manufacturing Explosives  
LOCATION: 19529 Wintu Way, Shasta County, Ca
SUSPECT: Joseph David Hicks – D.O.B. 06-10-1972 
 
SYNOPSIS: 

On 10-17-2014, Friday at approximately 1200 hours, The Shasta County Bomb Squad completed processing the remnants of the incinerated camp trailer. During the processing, Bomb Technicians located an intact pipe bomb, which was successfully neutralized. The Bomb Squad has determined there are no other explosive devices or material on the property. As a result, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office has concluded their operation at the Wintu Way location.

Shasta County Environmental Health will be working with the property owner to mitigate and remove the remaining debris.

The criminal investigation is ongoing. Once completed, the investigation will be referred to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office for review. Any questions regarding the investigation should be referred to the Shasta County Major Crimes Unit at (530) 245-6135.

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DATE/TIME: October 16, 2014 @ 1445 hours
CASE: # 14-38099
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6977
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 356-3365
BY: Sgt. John Greene #117

CRIME/INCIDENT: Manufacturing Explosives  
LOCATION: 19529 Wintu Way, Shasta County, Ca
SUSPECT: Joseph David Hicks – D.O.B. 06-10-1972 

SYNOPSIS: 

On 10-16-2014, Thursday at approximately 0800 hours, the incineration plan was set into motion. The prescribed incineration of the small camp trailer was completed at approximately 1100 hours this morning. The Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that the incineration went as planned.

During the incineration, there were at least 5 significant explosions with hundreds of smaller explosions. There have been no reported injuries or collateral damages reported as a result of the incineration.

Cal Fire personnel have deemed the area safe from potential fire danger. Shasta County Bomb Squad personnel, along with representatives from Shasta County Environmental Health and Shasta County Hazardous Materials Response Team (SCHMRT) will remain on scene to process the remnants of the camp trailer, making certain there is no public hazard as a result of the prescribed plan.
  
Wintu Way is now open to all traffic and the mandatory evacuation advisement has been lifted. Additional information will be released as soon as possible.
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DATE/TIME: October 16, 2014 @ 0800 hours
CASE: # 14-38099
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6977
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 356-3365
BY: Sgt. John Greene #117

CRIME/INCIDENT: Manufacturing Explosives  
LOCATION: 19529 Wintu Way, Shasta County, Ca
SUSPECT: Joseph David Hicks – D.O.B. 06-10-1972 
 
SYNOPSIS: 

On 10-16-2014, Thursday at approximately 0800 hours, the incineration plan was set into motion. Members of the Shasta County Bomb Squad and Cal Fire are in the process of implementing the prescribed burn plan. Currently, there is no estimated time frame for completion of the incineration.

Representatives from the Shasta County Environmental Health and Shasta County Hazardous Materials Response Team (SCHMRT) are also being utilized to ensure there is no public hazard as a result of the prescribed plan.
  
Wintu Way is currently closed to all traffic, and mandatory evacuations have been implemented for area residents. The public is asked to stay out of the area for their safety and the safety of on scene emergency personnel.

Additional information will be released as soon as possible.

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DATE/TIME: October 15, 2014 @ 1630 hours
CASE: # 14-38099
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6977
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 356-3365
BY: Sgt. John Greene #117

CRIME/INCIDENT: Manufacturing Explosives  
LOCATION: 19529 Wintu Way, Shasta County, Ca
SUSPECT: Joseph David Hicks – D.O.B. 06-10-1972 
 
SYNOPSIS: 

On 10-15-2014, Wednesday at approximately 1200 hours, the owner of the travel trailer containing the suspected explosive material, gave consent to the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office to destroy the trailer. The owner, Joseph Hicks, is suspected of manufacturing homemade explosives. Background information regarding Hicks is currently being investigated. At this time, there is no indication that Hicks is a member of any subversive terrorist or extremist group. Hicks is cooperating with Sheriff’s Office Investigators in identifying the explosive compounds found on the property. Due to the investigation being in the early stages, the explosive compounds / precursors are not being released at this time.

In addition, the property owner has given consent for the Shasta County Bomb Squad and Cal Fire personnel to enact whatever measures deemed necessary to render the property safe.

Currently, members of the Shasta County Bomb Squad and Cal Fire are working diligently to design a plan to incinerate the travel trailer. Presently, there is no estimated timeframe for implementation of the incineration.

Due to the volatile situation, the public is requested to stay out of the area until further notice. Sheriff’s Deputies will remain in the area 24 hours a day providing security. Addditional information will be released as soon as possible.

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DATE/TIME: October 15, 2014 @ 1115 hours     
CASE: #14-38099
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6977   
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 356-3365   
BY: Sgt. John Greene #117

CRIME/INCIDENT: Suspicious Substances  
LOCATION: 19529 Wintu Way, Shasta County, Ca 
 
SYNOPSIS: 

On Saturday, October 11, 2014, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at 19529 Wintu Way.  The resident there, while going through contents of a detached storage shed, located several containers of unknown chemicals/powders which had been stored in an older inoperable upright freezer.  Not knowing what these chemicals/powders were, the resident contacted the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, which led to a member of the Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad examining the contents of the freezer.

Upon further inspection, Shasta County Bomb Technicians identified several suspected explosive precursor chemicals being stored in unlabeled containers. Although stable, these precursor chemicals could become volatile if mixed together. 

Over the following three days, Shasta County Bomb Technicians worked diligently to identify and safely remove the precursor chemicals. This was a very deliberate and methodical process, conducted with the utmost safety protocols. At the conclusion of this examination, a large majority of the chemicals/powders were identified and determined to be stable in their current state.  However, there were several containers of chemicals that could not be positively identified, but are characteristic of possible homemade explosives.

With assistance from the Shasta County Department of Public Works, a backhoe was used to dig several small holes on the property at Wintu Way. The unidentified compounds were separated and placed into the holes.  The Shasta County Bomb Squad fabricated counter-explosive devices and placed them within the holes.

On Tuesday morning (October 14th) members from Cal Fire, Medical Personnel and a member of the Shasta Cascade Hazardous Materials Response Team were present when each of these counter-explosive devices were detonated.
 
The detonation(s) successfully consumed the unidentified compounds, rendering them inert. Immediate air readings were conducted and the soil was examined with negative results for any contaminates.

Prior to leaving the scene, the Shasta County Bomb Squad searched remaining outbuildings and trailers on the property.  Members of the Bomb Squad subsequently located additional precursor material, and possible explosive devices in a small camp trailer on the property. Due to the apparent volatility of the newly discovered precursor compounds, the Shasta County Bomb Squad is currently working to dispose of the compounds in a safe and effective manner. 

Consequently, Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko has determined there is an immediate and dangerous condition, possibly threatening public life, health and safety as a result of the presumed unstable explosive materials. This situation could result in a large explosion at any time. The public is asked to stay away from the area at this time to allow safety personnel to render the area safe.

Neighbors within close proximity to 19529 Wintu Way have been notified and have been advised to stay away from the borders of the property.  Deputies have maintained a 24-hour presence at the scene.

The residents of the property are working with the Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to determine the source of these materials and explosives.

More information will be disseminated as it becomes available.

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DATE/TIME: 10/8/14 1200 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Barry Powell
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 351-5240  (530) 722-9161
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sgt.  B. Powell  

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  11358 H&S- Marijuana Cultivation
  11359 H&S- Possession of Marijuana for Sale
  182 PC- Conspiracy                                                                         
  11379.6 H&S- Manufacturing Controlled Substance
  Misc. Shasta County Code violations
LOCATION:
  30000 block of Crockett Lane, Oak Run, CA
  15000 block of Stagecoach Drive, Oak Run, CA
  2000 block of Cascade Boulevard, City of Shasta Lake, CA
VICTIM(S): State of California 
SUSPECTS(S):
  Bartic, Kenneth Dean- WMA- Oak Run, CA- 46 years old
  Briggs, Adam Lee- WMA- Redding, CA- 43 years old
  White, Demetrius Aaron-WMA- Oak Run, CA-23 years old
  Hass, Tracy Ryan- WMA- Orangevale, CA-24 years old
                          
SYNOPSIS:

On 10/6/14, Agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Investigative Team, with assistance from personnel from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Marijuana Enforcement Team and the Shasta Interagency Narcotic Task Force, served two Shasta County Superior Court Search Warrants at multiple locations within the Mill Creek Subdivision in Oak Run, CA. 

During the investigation, a total of 286 marijuana plants were located and subsequently eradicated.  Approximately 80+ pounds of processed marijuana, approximately 1.5 pounds of concentrated cannabis, items associated with the manufacturing of concentrated cannabis by chemical extraction, 5 firearms, approximately $82,000+ in U.S. Currency and items supporting marijuana sales were seized.

During the investigation, Kenneth Dean Bartic was located at a piece of property located in the 30000 block of Crockett Lane, Oak Run, CA and was determined to be the responsible for all properties.  Bartic was subsequently arrested on the listed charges and later booked at the Shasta County Jail.

During the investigation, Tracy Hass, Adam Lee Briggs and Demetrius White were contacted at a piece of property in the 15000 block of Stagecoach Drive in Oak Run, CA.  All subjects were interviewed and determined to be involved in the illegal cultivation operation.  All subjects were subsequently cited and released on various Health and Safety Code violations. 

Agents subsequently seized a John Deere tractor and a dump trailer believed to be facilitating the illegal cultivation operation.

From evidence collected on 10/6/14, Agents served a third Shasta County Superior Court Search Warrant on 10/7/14 in the 2000 block of Cascade Boulevard in the City of Shasta Lake, CA. At the location, Agents located and seized three vehicles, which included a 1956 Chevy Bel-Air, 2004 Mercedes and a 1994 Dodge Viper, under State Asset Forfeiture Guidelines.

The case will be forwarded to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office for review.

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DATE/TIME: 10/07/2014 @ 1042Hrs.
CASE #: C14-0984
CONTACT OFFICER: Coroner’s Office
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-5551
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-5551
BY: Mo Hern

CRIME/INCIDENT: Missing person identified
LOCATION: Remote area / Approximately 1 hour north of Big Bend, CA.
SUSPECT(S):  None

SYNOPSIS:

The skeletal remains found in the remote area approximately 1 hour north of Big Bend, CA. have been positively identified as Paul Joseph Merrill of Belmont, CA.  Date of Birth, July 13, 1927.

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DATE/TIME: October 5, 2014 0844 Hours  
CASE #: 14-37302
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Steve Grashoff
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025  
BY: Sergeant Steve Grashoff

INCIDENT: 664/187 PC Attempt Murder
LOCATION: The Block of 20999 Antlers Road, Shasta County
VICTIM: Easton, Matthew WMA 02/07/70
SUSPECT: Jones, James Henry WMA 03/02/47 (Arrested)

SYNOPSIS:

On Sunday, October 05, 2014 at approximately 0844 hours, SHASCOM received a report of a subject being shot at off Antlers Road in Shasta County. Deputies responded to the location and conducted an investigation.

Deputies, along with California Highway Patrol, located James Jones in a nearby campground. Also located was the handgun used in the incident. During the investigation, Jones admitted he tried to make a citizen’s arrest on Matthew Easton over an incident that occurred in the last few days. He advised he fired warning shots to get Easton to comply. However, independent witnesses related that James Jones was aiming the handgun at Easton and fired multiple rounds at him from a very close distance. One of the witnesses believed Easton could have been shot, but was not sure as Easton fled the area. Deputies conducted an extensive search for Easton but he was not found. It is unknown why Easton fled as he is not wanted by law enforcement.

Area Hospitals were checked which led to negative contact with Easton. It is believed that Easton and Jones’ daughter have been arguing over the past couple of days and this is why Jones confronted Easton today.

This is an ongoing investigation and no further information will be provided. The Sheriff’s Office is respectfully requesting any information on Matthew Easton’s location.

Updated Information: Matthew Easton has been located and interviewed. He was not injured in the shooting. Thank you for your assistance. 

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DATE/TIME: 10/04/14 @ 0100 hours 
CASE #: 14-37163
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Thompson #133
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 245-6087
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 245-6025   
BY: Sgt. Thompson #133

CRIME/INCIDENT: Shasta County Most Wanted / 11350(a) H&S Possession of Controlled Substance (Heroin)
LOCATION: State Route 151 near Lassen Ave., City of Shasta Lake
SUSPECT(S):
  Nicholas Pitts 08/18/1988
  Dakota Schargus 06/29/1987

SYNOPSIS:

On the above date and time, a deputy from the City of Shasta Lake division conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a cracked windshield (26710 CVC) and expired registration (4000(a) CVC).  Nicholas Pitts and Dakota Schargus were contacted and identified.  Pitts was found to have two (2) outstanding felony warrants and was one of Shasta County’s Most Wanted.
 
A search of the vehicle revealed 4.8 grams gross field weight of black tar heroin.  Pitts was arrested on his outstanding warrants and Schargus was arrested for possession of the black tar heroin.

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DATE/TIME: 10-2-14 @ 2106 hours   
CASE #: 14-37008
CONTACT OFFICER: Lt. Tom Campbell
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6059
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-410-2246 
BY: Lt. Tom Campbell

CRIME/INCIDENT: Missing Person Paul Merrill 87 years of Belmont, CA
LOCATION: Approximately one hour north of Big Bend, CA in an extremely remote area.   
SUSPECT(S):
 
SYNOPSIS:

On 9-3-14 Paul Merrill left his residence in Belmont, CA for a trip to Mt. Shasta in his silver 1956 Mercedes 190SL (CA/EZX296). Merrill was last seen at a gas station in McCloud, CA on 9-4-14. Merrill was reported missing by his family to the Belmont Police Department and the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office. A Silver Alert was issued by CHP as well as BOLOs for Merrill and the vehicle. Siskiyou County Search and Rescue spent several days searching for Merrill and the vehicle.

On 10-2-14 at 2106 hours, a reporting party called the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office to report finding a silver Mercedes on a logging road in a remote area of Shasta County north of Big Bend. The reporting party had been hunting in the area when he discovered the vehicle. Patrol deputies were able to get to the vehicle with the help of the reporting party. Deputies were able to confirm the vehicle was Paul Merrill’s Mercedes. Deputies checked the area and the vehicle for any sign of Merrill, but due to darkness and the rugged terrain, they left the area. Deputies from Shasta County Search and Rescue were flown to the vehicle by a CHP Helicopter. A search of the vehicle and area showed no sign of Merrill. There are no signs of foul play at the vehicle. The search is ongoing.

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DATE/TIME: 10-02-14 / 1539 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Michael Peery
CASE # 14-36978
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sergeant Michael Peery 

CRIME/INCIDENT: 664/211 PC / 182 PC / 538 (d)(a) PC  
LOCATION: Iron Mountain Road @ Matheson Road, Keswick Ca.
SUSPECTS:
  Wert, Adam, 34 years old from Redding.
  Wert, Angela, 33 years old from Lake Tahoe.
  Hunter, Nora, 32 years old from Redding.
  Vallodon, Sean, 43 years old from Redding.
  Howard, George, 51 years old from Redding.

SYNOPSIS: 

Thursday afternoon at approximately 1539 hours, Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputies received a call of shots fired in the area of Iron Mountain Road and Matheson Road just north of Keswick. Deputies arrived in the area and were informed of five subjects in three vehicles who were leaving the area. Deputies were able to stop and detain all three vehicles and all five subjects. 

Contact was made with the victims who said the five subjects entered their property through a locked gate by attempting to shoot the lock off and when that failed, by cutting the lock. The five subjects were armed with rifles and approached the victims who were tending a marijuana grow. The suspects told the victims, they were DEA agents and they were under arrest for growing marijuana. The five subjects were wearing clothing with several different law enforcement insignia on them, including several toy badges and a DEA raid jacket. As the subjects approached the victims they were brandishing several weapons and trying to get the victims to turn over their marijuana. During the confrontation several rounds were fired toward the victims. When this occurred the victims retreated into their dwelling and returned with firearms of their own. The suspects retreated to their vehicles and left the area when the victims confronted them.

Inside the three vehicles seven (7) weapons were located. Four (4) rifles, one (1) shotgun, one (1) pistol and one (1) airsoft rifle. The shotgun was later found to have been stolen. Deputies also located methamphetamine in one of the vehicles and three two-way radios that were being used to communicate between the three vehicles. Two of the vehicles were pulling empty trailers. Inside the vehicles deputies located axe’s, machetes, tarps and tie downs. During the questioning of the suspects, deputies confirmed they had gone to the property to forcefully take the marijuana plants.

All five suspects were booked into the Shasta County Jail on the above listed charges, with further charges to be filed through the District Attorney.

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SEPTEMBER ​​2014 

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DATE/TIME: 9/16/14 1350 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Barry Powell
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 351-5240
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sgt. Powell  

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  11358 H&S- Marijuana Cultivation
  11359 H&S- Possession of Marijuana for sale
  Misc. Shasta County Code violations
  Misc. Fish and Wildlife Environmental violations                                                                           
LOCATION:
  10000 block of Swede Creek Rd. Palo Cedro, CA
  28000 block of Oak Run To Fern Rd. Oak Run, CA
  Buggy Lane/Clover Creek area Millville, CA.
VICTIM(S): State of California 
SUSPECTS(S):
  Schmid, Andrew, 27 year old WMA of Palo Cedro, CA
  Moreno, Henry,48 year old WMA of Palo Cedro, CA
  Rybicky, Brian, 28 year old WMA of Oak Run, CA
  Tobia, Jessica, 24 year old WFA of Oak Run, CA
  Didomenico, Thomas, 30 year old WMA of New York
  Nunez-Mora, Daniel, 24 year old HMA of Atwater, CA
  Whaley, Dillian, 28 year old WMA of Carlsbad, CA
  
SYNOPSIS:

On 9/23/14, 9/24/14 and 9/26/14, agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Investigative Team, with assistance from personnel from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Marijuana Enforcement Team, California Fish and Wildlife Wetlands Enforcement Team, CAMP, and the Shasta County Planning Department, conducted operations in the listed areas. On 9/23/14, two separate Shasta County Superior Court Search Warrants were served in the 10000 block of Swede Creek Rd. in Palo Cedro, CA.  At one location 47 growing marijuana plants were found, along with evidence supporting marijuana sales. The responsible was identified as Andrew Schmid and was subsequently cited and released at scene. At the second location 220 growing marijuana plants were located along with evidence supporting marijuana sales. Nobody was found at the property during the time of the search warrant.  The responsible was identified as Henry Moreno and the case will be submitted to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office for review.

On 9/24/14, a Shasta County Superior Court Search Warrant was served in the 28000 block of Oak Run to Fern Rd.  During the course of the search warrant, 105 growing marijuana plants were located along with evidence of manufacturing concentrated cannabis and evidence supporting marijuana sales.  The responsible(s) were subsequently identified as Brian Rybicky, Jessica Tobia and Thomas Didomenico. All three were interviewed and subsequently cited and released on the listed charges.

On 9/26/14 agents conducted an operation off Buggy Lane and in the Clover Creek drainage.  At one location 124 growing marijuana plants were located and subsequently eradicated. The responsible was located on the property during the investigation, identified as Daniel Nunez-Mora and was cited and released on the listed charges.  At a site located in the Clover Creek drainage, 158 growing marijuana plants were located and subsequently eradicated. No suspects were found during the operation.

At an address off Buggy Lane, 98 growing marijuana plants were located and subsequently eradicated. The responsible, Dillian Thomas was subsequently cited and released on the listed charges.

During the operation, 752 growing marijuana plants were eradicated and destroyed.  Evidence of water diversion was found at multiple sites and will be further investigated by the California Fish and Wildlife Wetlands Enforcement Team.

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DATE/TIME: 09-26-14 0300 hrs. 
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom
CASE # 14-35995
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom  

CRIME/INCIDENT:  Shasta County’s Most Wanted 
LOCATION: 17599 Oly Way, Anderson, CA, in Happy Valley 
SUSPECT: Gutierrez, Dakota Aaron  

SYNOPSIS:

On September 25th, 2014 at 1015 hours, SHASCOM received a call from a citizen advising Dakota Aaron Gutierrez, 23 years of Anderson, CA, was at a residence in Happy Valley.  Gutierrez was shown on Shasta County’s Most Wanted and had two outstanding felony warrants and one misdemeanor warrant for his arrest. Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the location at approximately 1122 hours to contact Gutierrez.  The home owner gave consent to search the residence for Gutierrez.  Gutierrez was found hiding under a foosball table in a bedroom.  Gutierrez was taken into custody without incident.  Gutierrez was transported to the Shasta County Jail and booked on his warrants.

Anyone with information regarding any member of Shasta County’s Most Wanted is asked to contact SHASCOM at (530)245-6540 or Shasta County Secret Witness at (530)243-2319.  Tips can also be submitted through the Shasta County Secret Witness website at www.scsecretwitness.com/tip.htm.  A reward of up to $250.00 is being offered through Shasta County Secret Witness for information leading to the arrest of any member of Shasta County’s Most Wanted.

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DATE/TIME: September 23, 2014 1216 Hours
CASE #: 14-35728
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Steve Grashoff
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER:  (530) 245-6025  
BY: Sergeant Steve Grashoff

INCIDENT: School Violence
LOCATION: Happy Valley Elementary School, 17480 Palm Ave, Shasta County
SUSPECT: WMA 11 years of age (7th Grade)

SYNOPSIS:

On Tuesday, 09/23/14, at approximately 1216 hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a student possibly armed with a handgun on campus. Deputies were advised the school was in lock-down for the safety of the students and staff members.

While en-route to the school, we were updated and advised the suspect was detained in the Principal’s Office. Upon arrival deputies entered the school and made sure the area was secure. Further investigation revealed that the suspect had recently purchased a toy handgun from a local store and brought it to school to show his friends. The toy handgun was manufactured to shock the finger of the person pulling the trigger.  The suspect was seen by a student showing the toy handgun to other students which he thought was real. This student advised school staff members which led to the lock-down and Sheriff’s Office response. The student advising school staff did an outstanding job of relaying information about the toy handgun and the suspect’s whereabouts.

School Staff Members did an outstanding job by immediately locking-down the school and notifying the student’s parents of the situation.  School Staff Members also had all the students meet in the gymnasium after the lock-down and debriefed their students of the situation.

This case is under investigation and will be sent to Juvenile Probation for review. The school will also internally investigate the case for any immediate action taken on the suspect.

There is no further information available at this time. Due to the age of the students involved, including the suspect, we will not be releasing their names.

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DATE/TIME: 09/19/2014  
CONTACT OFFICER: Deputy Coroner Reynolds 
CASE # C14-0929
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 225-5551 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025  
BY: Deputy Coroner Reynolds
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: Fatal Traffic Collision Highway 299 east of Oak Run Road
LOCATION: Shasta County 
 
 
SYNOPSIS:

On Friday, 09/19/2014, at approximately 0029 hours, a fatal traffic accident occurred involving two semi-trucks on Highway 299, 2.1 miles east of Oak Run Road. The decedent has been positively identified and the next of kin have been notified. The decedent was identified as Clarence Avila, 50 Years, of Powell Butte Oregon. The collision is being investigated by the California Highway Patrol. Any questions involving the investigation should be referred to CHP.

A post mortem exam will be conducted next week.

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DATE/TIME: 9/17/14 0700 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Barry Powell
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 351-5240
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sgt. Powell  

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  11358 H&S- Marijuana Cultivation
  11359 H&S- Possession of Marijuana for sale
  Misc. Shasta County Code violations
  Misc. Fish and Wildlife Environmental violations                                                                           
LOCATION:
  Buzzard Roost Road- Round Mountain, CA
  Montgomery Creek Falls Road- Montgomery Creek, CA
  Backbone Ridge Road- Bella Vista, CA
VICTIM(S): State of California 
SUSPECTS(S): Multiple

SYNOPSIS:

On 9/15/14 and 9/16/14, Agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Investigative Team, with assistance from personnel from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Marijuana Enforcement Team, California Fish and Wildlife Wetlands Enforcement Team, CAMP, and the Shasta County Planning Department conducted a two day operation in the areas of Buzzard Roost Road, Montgomery Creek Falls Road and Backbone Ridge Road.  During the operation, 1144 growing marijuana plants were eradicated from multiple parcels in the area.  Evidence of water diversion was found at multiple sites and will be further investigated by the California Fish and Wildlife Wetlands Enforcement Team.

Eight cases will be submitted to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office for review.

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DATE/TIME: 9/11/14 1500 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Barry Powell
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 351-5240
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sergeant Powell  

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  11358 H&S- Marijuana Cultivation
  11359 H&S- Possession of Marijuana for sale
  Misc. Shasta County Code violations                                                                            
LOCATION: Small Farms Road/Coal Pit Road  Igo, CA
VICTIM(S): State of California 
SUSPECTS(S): Multiple

SYNOPSIS:

On 9/10/14 and 9/11/2014, Agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Investigative Team, with assistance from personnel from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Marijuana Enforcement Team, CAMP, and the Shasta County Planning Department conducted an operation in the area of Grindley Ranch Road in Whitmore, California.  During the operation, 788 growing marijuana plants were eradicated from multiple parcels in the area. 

Seven cases will be submitted to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office for review.

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DATE/TIME: September 10, 2014
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Pat Kropholler   
CASE #: Various
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6135
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Pat Kropholler 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Telephone Scam/ Fraud Alert
LOCATION: Shasta County, California
VICTIM(S): Several
SUSPECT(S):  Unknown

SYNOPSIS:

Over the past several months residents of Shasta County have been receiving fictitious telephone calls about outstanding arrest warrants due to missed jury service, they have a relative in jail in need of bail money, or they owe money to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). These telephone scams are occurring nationwide and one should be suspicious of any caller identifying themselves as a law enforcement official or government employee demanding a “fine” be paid immediately over the telephone via credit/debit card or pre-paid cards (i.e. Green Dot cards). These callers are reportedly intimidating and threatening when demanding fines be paid immediately. Law enforcement officials do not call people and demand that fines be paid immediately over the telephone.

If you receive a telephone call from someone impersonating a law enforcement official and have caller I.D., record the telephone number, ask the caller for their name, badge number, agency they are employed, their call back telephone number, and the court or case number they are calling about. Tell them you will call their agency and hang up. Do not provide any credit/debit card or pre-paid debit card information to these callers. Also, do not provide any of your personal identity information.

Be vigilant in protecting your personal identity information from both telephone and email scams. Even if you have committed an infraction that could result in a fine, law enforcement officials do not contact you by telephone to collect payment. Law enforcement officials do not require anyone to provide sensitive information in a telephone call, including requests for credit card numbers. It is a crime for anyone to falsely represent himself or herself as a law enforcement official.

If you have additional questions regarding protecting yourself and your family from telephone or email scams, visit a federal, state, or local law enforcement website for educational materials on how to protect your personal identity information from criminals:

 www.IRS.GOV More info on scams, click on “Tax Scams” under “News/Events.”

 www.stopfraud.gov Federal Government Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force. This website will point you to what agency you need to report your fraud. They will have a link for tax fraud, insurance fraud, identity theft, and many more. The website also contains information on how to avoid different scams.

www.fraud.org is from the National Consumer League and is a website designated to provide you information on current fraud scams and how to obtain information.

 www.FBI.GOV The Federal Bureau of Investigations will investigate common fraud scams, investment related scams, internet scams, and Senior Citizen scams.

 For internet related scams specifically please go to www.IC3.GOV The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center to file a report. www.OAG.CA.GOV State of California Department of Justice Office of the Attorney General which has information on identity theft crimes and will provide resources for e-crimes.

 If you have any information regarding these recent cases in Shasta County please contact the Major Crimes Unit at the listed number or by email at MCU@co.shasta.ca.us.

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DATE/TIME: 09/09/14 1600 hrs.
CONTACT OFFICER:  Sgt. Logan Stonehouse 
CASE # 14-33770
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6096 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY: Sgt. Logan Stonehouse  

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  23153(a) CVC- Felony DUI
  20001(a) CVC- Felony Hit and Run
  14601.1(a) CVC- Driving on a suspended driver’s license.
LOCATION: Shasta Dam Blvd. at Cascade Blvd. Shasta Lake, CA 96019
VICTIM(S): Hutson, Jacob Dillon (DOB- 03/28/89), State of California  
SUSPECT(S):  Harper, Jason Joel (DOB- 08/08/73)
         
SYNOPSIS:
 
On Tuesday, 09/09/14, at approximately 1223 hrs, deputies from the City of Shasta Lake were dispatched to a traffic collision at the intersection of Shasta Dam Blvd and Cascade Blvd.  SHASCOM advised one of the drivers involved in the collision fled the area on foot.

The driver of one vehicle, Jacob Hutson, advised he was traveling eastbound on Shasta Dam Blvd through the intersection of Cascade Blvd on a green light.  The driver of the second vehicle, later identified as Jason Harper, was stopped at a red light on northbound Cascade Blvd.  Harper then proceeded through the intersection on the red light causing the collision with Hutson.  Harper fled the area of the collision and attempted to go to his nearby residence.  Deputies from the City of Shasta Lake located Harper and determined he was under the influence of alcohol.

Hutson sustained moderate injuries from the collision therefore Harper was arrested for felony driving under the influence, felony hit and run, and driving on a suspended driver’s license.  Harper was later booked into the Shasta County Jail on the above charges.

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DATE/TIME: 09/6/2014  1824 hours 
CASE #: 14-33413
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Clegg #170
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 245-6095
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 245-6025   
BY: Dep. Hughes #123

CRIME/INCIDENT: Death Unknown, Possible Drowning
LOCATION: The Squaw Arm of Lake Shasta
VICTIM: White, Male, 58 years old (Victim’s identity is pending notification of the next of kin)

SYNOPSIS:

On 9-6-2014, at 1824 hrs, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Boating Safety Unit Officer Steve Heyde was patrolling on Shasta Lake when he was dispatched to a possible drowning in the Squaw Arm of Shasta Lake.  The Victim was on a houseboat with 9 other people, and the houseboat was moored to the shore.  The Victim had been swimming earlier in the evening.  Witnesses said the Victim dove into the water off the lower back deck of the houseboat (the area ranges from 15 to 30 feet in depth).  The Victim did not return to the surface.  Witnesses attempted to search for the Victim, but were unable to locate him due to depth and murkiness of the water.  Witnesses estimated the Victim had been in the water 10 minutes prior to calling dispatch. Boating Safety Sgt. Troy Clegg was also notified of the possible drowning and had additional Boating Safety Officers and Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team members called out.

At 1845 hrs, Boating Safety Officer Heyde arrived on scene and obtained additional information justifying a nighttime diving operation.  The additional Boating Safety Officers and the Dive Team members arrived on scene, and a diving operation commenced.  After approximately 25 minutes, the divers located and retrieved the Victim in 20 to 30 feet of water.

The Victim was turned over to the Shasta County Coroner’s Office.  The Victim’s cause of death is currently unknown, pending an autopsy.

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DATE/TIME: 9/5/2014 1000 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Barry Powell
CASE # 14-31743
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 351-5240
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sgt.  Barry Powell  

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  11358 H&S- Marijuana Cultivation
  11359 H&S- Possession of Marijuana for Sale
  182 PC- Conspiracy
  487(a) PC- theft of water
  25189.5 (b) H&S- Improper Disposal of Hazardous Waste
LOCATION: Digger Creek
VICTIM(S): State of California 
SUSPECTS(S):
  Olmos, Tiburcio Munoz - HMA, 41 years old, Michoacán Mexico 
  Rosales-Lopez, Adalid - HMA, 31 years old, Michoacán Mexico                     
             
SYNOPSIS:

On 9/4/14, Agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Investigative Team, United States Forest Service and California Department of Fish and Wildlife Marijuana Enforcement Team conducted a second operation near North Fork of Digger Creek in south eastern Shasta County regarding illegal marijuana cultivation taking place on United States Forest Service property.

During entry into the large marijuana cultivation site, agents encountered two Hispanic males within the site and were subsequently apprehended. Agents also located evidence of a highly toxic insecticide known as carbofuran, labeled “Methan”. This insecticide is outlawed in the United States due to its highly carcinogenic, teratogenic and mutagenic effects.  This type of chemical is commonly used by the cultivators as an insecticide.  The cultivators also use this chemical to directly and indirectly poison other wildlife such as bears, rabbits, deer, fishers, martins, and other small mammals. 

Over 6,000 marijuana plants were located at the site.  From intelligence gathered and evidence found, this marijuana site was found to be connected to a marijuana site, where agents had eradicated 6,769 plants on 8/25/14 and apprehended two Mexican Nationals.  With the assistance from CAMP personnel during reclamation efforts, approximately 3,000 pounds of trash was removed, which consisted of propane tanks, misc. trash, food supplies and  1,500+  pounds of fertilizer.

Both Tiburcio Olmos and Adalid Rosales-Lopez were subsequently booked into the Shasta County Jail on the listed charges as well as various Fish and Wildlife violations.

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DATE/TIME: 09-04-2014 @ 1030 hours 
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. John Greene
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6977
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
EVENT: Governor’s Public Safety Medal of Valor awarded to Correctional Officer John Zufall

SYNOPSIS:

Sheriff Tom Bosenko is pleased to announce Correctional Officer John Zufall as the recipient of the 2013 Governor’s Public Safety Medal of Valor for his heroic actions during a dive operation at Lake Shasta on September 8, 2013. John will be awarded the Medal of Valor and recognized in a ceremony at the California State Capitol on September 15, 2014 at 11:00 A.M.. The selection process for this award is extremely arduous and lengthy, with committee members reviewing numerous acts of heroism and bravery. The fact that Correctional Officer Zufall was selected for this award is a great honor, as he was selected from a list of officers statewide who also performed heroic acts in 2013.
 
Correctional Officer John Zufall has been with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office for approximately 14 years. John is married and has a child. In addition, John is one of the senior and highly valued members of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Dive team. John has responded to scores of dive team callouts, trainings, and rescues during his career.  John proudly served our Nation in the United States Navy. With his training and status as a Navy Diver, John brings an unparalleled level of expertise and experience to the Sheriff’s Office Dive Team.

During the dive operation, John was positioned as a “Safety Diver” at the 100 foot mark to monitor the safety and progress of a diver working below. John was completely aware of the safe diving depth of 100 feet for advanced divers and the potential danger that lay below that depth. After following the prescribed dive safety plan, and when the critical time table for the diver below had passed, John made the conscious decision to descend to greater depths.  With total disregard for his personal safety and fully aware of the life threatening danger that lay ahead, John descended to a staggering depth of 172 feet and located the injured diver. Upon recovering the downed diver, John made another brave decision to quickly bring him to the top in an effort to save the diver’s life.

Based on John’s training, experience, and expertise, he was consciously aware of the life threatening dangers of a rapid ascent from that unimaginable depth. Forgoing the imminent threat of personal injury or death, John rapidly ascended to the surface with the injured diver. As a result, John was injured to the point of having to undergo two rounds of intensive decompression treatment. Thankfully John fully recovered, returning to duty a short time later.
In recognition of his quick action, lack of hesitation, and disregard for his own personal safety, Sheriff Bosenko awarded John the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Medal of Valor in a recognition ceremony in January 2014. John will also be awarded the Medal of Valor by the California Peace Officers Association in a ceremony scheduled for October 3, 2014.

 

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AUGUST ​​2014 

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DATE/TIME: August 30, 2014 
CASE #: 14-32395
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Steve Grashoff
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025  
BY: Sergeant Steve Grashoff

INCIDENT: Stabbing/ Assault
LOCATION: Lazy Landing Mobile Home Park, 8600 Shoreline Dr, Shasta County
VICTIM: Robert Schornsten WMA 21 years
SUSPECT: Noel Rhodes WMA 19 years 

SYNOPSIS:

On Saturday, 08/30/14, shortly after midnight, Deputies responded to a report of a stabbing at the Lazy Landing Mobile Home Park. It was reported 21-year old Robert Schornsten was stabbed by his cousin, 19-year old Noel Rhodes, at Rhoades’ mobile home within the park. As Deputies were in route to the MHP they were updated that a possible second victim, later found to be Rhodes, was possibly unconscious in his residence.

Upon Deputies arrival they found Schornsten standing in the roadway north of the MHP with what appeared to be a puncture wound to his side, one to his back and a laceration to his arm. Schornsten was initially unable to tell us how he was stabbed. Due to the extent of his injuries he was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Deputies then responded to Rhodes’ residence to check on his condition and to continue the investigation. At the residence Rhodes was found to be conscious, but somewhat dazed due to being in a physical altercation with Schornsten. Rhodes was transported to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment.

The investigation and subsequent interviews revealed Schornsten was invited to Rhodes residence for the evening and the two, along with Rhodes wife, Kelli Rhodes, had been drinking alcoholic beverages. Schornsten and Rhodes became involved in a heated argument over who was more skilled in skateboarding. Rhodes claimed he was hit and kicked about his body and head several times by Schornsten causing him to lose consciousness. Rhodes was able to get into his residence and was able to lock Schornsten out of the residence. Schornsten then began pounding on the door trying to gain entry. Rhodes, now fearing for his and his wife’s safety, took possession of a kitchen steak type knife for protection. Once Schornsten gained entry into the residence a physical altercation occurred between them and Rhodes stabbed Schornsten. Neither Schornsten’s nor Rhodes’ injuries appear to be life threatening.

The investigation is continuing and a report will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for review. No further information is available at this time.

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DATE/TIME: 08/28/14 1842 hours 
CASE #: 14-32223
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt Thompson #133
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 245-6086
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 245-6025   
BY: Sgt Thompson #133

CRIME/INCIDENT: 245(a)(1) PC, Assault with a deadly weapon
LOCATION: 13719 Hill Blvd, City of Shasta Lake. Parking lot of The Drive-In Market
SUSPECT(S): Unknown white male

SYNOPSIS:

 

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DATE/TIME: 08/29/14 at 04:10 P.M.
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Quentin Johnston #164
CASE # 14-32325
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6540
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Quentin Johnston #164 

CRIME/INCIDENT: 211 PC- Robbery
LOCATION: 37000 Block of Superior Ave., Burney
VICTIM(S): Marsden, Mark - 54 Year Old Burney Resident
SUSPECT(S): Native American or Hispanic Male, 20-30 years old, Short Brown Hair, Thin to Medium Build, Numerous Tattoos on Arms, wearing a White Shirt and Blue Jeans. 

SYNOPSIS:

On Friday, 08/29/14, at approximately 04:10 P.M., Mark Marsden contacted the Sheriff’s Office to report being assaulted by an unknown male. Deputies responded to the location and contacted Marsden. Marsden reported the above described suspect male arrived at his residence, and struck him in the ribcage area with a club-like instrument. The suspect then demanded the keys to Marsden’s nearby vehicle. Marsden was able to retreat into his house and call 911. Marsden reported the male then stole a bicycle from his residence, and fled in an unknown direction.

An extensive area check was conducted for the suspect with negative results. The bicycle that was stolen is described as a new Nishika brand mountain bike, and white and blue in color. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (530) 245-6540.

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DATE/TIME: August 29, 2014 
CONTACT OFFICER: Lt. Dave Kent #120
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6121
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025  
BY: Lt. Dave Kent

EVENT: Jail Inmate Learning Center Commencement
LOCATION: Shasta County Jail, 1655 West St. Redding, CA. (Dept. 1 Courtroom)

SYNOPSIS:

On Thursday evening, August 28, 2014, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office hosted the 2013-2014 Learning Center Commencement for men and women incarcerated at the Shasta County Jail.  In cooperation with the Anderson High School District, Shasta Union High School District, SMART Business Resource Center, and the Shasta Community Employment Center, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office has offered a wide variety of educational opportunities for incarcerated men and women to complete various levels of education for their future growth and success.  At yesterday evening’s ceremony, Sheriff Tom Bosenko, several of his staff members, and educational instructors recognized nine (9) graduates who were in attendance along with their families.  All together, five (5) inmates graduated with High School Diplomas, 19 inmates passed the General Equivalency Diploma (GED) requirements, 11 inmates passed both segments of Math and English courses under the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) requirements, and 12 passed the English course under the (CAHSEE) requirements.  This is one of several programs the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office offers through our Custody Division, which promotes a positive influence for those who are incarcerated and provide the necessary tools to complete their education and work towards becoming productive, educated citizens in our community.  The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office would like to express our appreciation to all of the Inmate Education Instructors and School Administrators, who have been instrumental with the success of the program, as well as congratulate each and every one of the incarcerated men and women who successfully completed their educational courses.

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DATE/TIME: 8/29/2014 1100 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Barry Powell
CASE # multiple
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 351-5240
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY:  Sgt. Powell  

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  11358 H&S- Marijuana Cultivation
  11359 H&S- Possession of  Marijuana for Sale
LOCATION: Trinity Alps Preserve area, Western Shasta County
VICTIM(S): State of California 
SUSPECTS(S):
  Hazart, Yamah, Moammed- Pakistani Male Adult- 38 years old- Igo, CA
  Phaysamone, Thavone-Asian Male Adult- 39 years old- Fresno, CA
  Songlin, Rob-White Male Adult- 73 years old- Fresno, CA
  Sandoval-Luna, Luis- Hispanic Male Adult- 57 years old- Richmond, CA
  Benitez, Aureilo Aban- Hispanic Male Adult- 23 years old-Richmond, CA
  Her, Chai Lia- Asian Male Adult- 32 years old-Eureka, CA
  Hurn, Jennifer- White Female Adult- 24 years old- Arcata, CA
  
SYNOPSIS:

 

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DATE/TIME: 8/27/2014 0700 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Barry Powell
CASE # 14-31743
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 351-5240
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sgt.  Barry Powell  

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  11358 H&S- Marijuana Cultivation
  11359 H&S- Possession of Marijuana for Sale
  182 PC- Conspiracy
  487(a) PC- theft of water
  5189.5 (b) H&S- Improper Disposal of Hazardous Waste
LOCATION: Digger Creek
VICTIM(S): State of California 
SUSPECTS(S):
  Gonzalez-Jauregi, Venustiano   HMA- 50 years old- Jalisco Mexico 
  Confidential- Juvenile HMJ- 17 years old- Jalisco Mexico                       
             
SYNOPSIS:

On 8/25/14, Agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Investigative Team, United States Forest Service and California Department of Fish and Wildlife Marijuana Enforcement Team conducted an operation near North Fork of Digger Creek in southeastern Shasta County regarding illegal marijuana cultivation taking place on United States Forest Service property.

During entry into the large marijuana cultivation site, Agents encountered two Hispanic males working at different locations within the site and they were subsequently apprehended. Agents located evidence of a highly toxic insecticide known as carbofuran. This insecticide is outlawed in the United States due to its highly carcinogenic, teratogenic and mutagenic effects.  This type of chemical is commonly used by the cultivators as an insecticide.  The cultivators also use this chemical to directly and indirectly poison other wildlife such as bears, rabbits, deer, fishers, martins, and other small mammals. 

A total of 6,769 growing marijuana plants were eradicated with the assistance of CAMP (Campaign Against Marijuana Planting) personnel.  During reclamation efforts, a total of 2,500 pounds of trash was removed, which consisted of fertilizer, propane tanks, miscellaneous trash and food supplies.

Gonzalez-Jauregi  (aka Benostino Gonzalez) was subsequently booked into the Shasta County Jail on various Health and Safety Code violations.  The second male was discovered to be a 17 year old out of Jalisco, Mexico and was subsequently booked into the Shasta County Juvenile Facility.

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DATE/TIME: 8/22/14 1030 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Barry Powell
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 351-5240
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sgt. Powell  

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  11358 H&S- Marijuana Cultivation
  11359 H&S- Possession of Marijuana for sale
  Misc. Shasta Co. Code violations                                                                            
LOCATION: Small Farms Rd/Coal Pit Rd. Igo, CA
VICTIM(S): State of California 
SUSPECTS(S): Multiple
  
SYNOPSIS:

On 8/20/2014, Agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Investigative Team, with assistance from personnel from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Marijuana Enforcement Team, CAMP, and the Shasta County Planning Department conducted an operation in the area of Small Farms Rd and Coal Pit Rd. in Igo, CA.  During the operation, 1,671 growing marijuana plants were eradicated from multiple parcels in the area.  Cases will be submitted to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office for review.

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DATE/TIME: 08/21/14 0800 hours 
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Thompson #133
CASE # 14-31167
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 245-6086 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 245-6025 
BY: Sgt. Thompson #133  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Gang Graffiti
LOCATION: Various locations, Shasta Lake, Ca  
VICTIM(S):  
SUSPECTS(S): Unknown

SYNOPSIS:

On 08/21/14, at about 0800hours, Shasta County Sheriff’s dDputies in the City of Shasta Lake division conducted graffiti clean up in the City of Shasta Lake.  There were several vacant buildings and areas that were vandalized with graffiti from local juvenile delinquents.  Deputies utilized an inmate work crew to cover up the graffiti with paint that was turned into the City of Redding transfer station for disposal.  Ace Hardware Express, located at 3020 Cascade Blvd, donated painting supplies and equipment for the project.

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DATE/TIME: 08-21-14 2030 hrs. 
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom
CASE # 14-31127
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom  

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  245(a)(1) PC – Assault with a deadly weapon
  243(d) PC – Assault with Serious Bodily Injury 
LOCATION: 12195 Decoy Dr, Redding, CA. 
SUSPECT: Ellis-Cort, Damien Avery, 18 years, Redding, CA.
VICTIM: Roberts, Michael, 38 years, Redding, CA.  

SYNOPSIS:

On August 20th, 2014 at approximately 1815 hours, Michael Roberts was at his parent’s residence in the area of Decoy Ln, when a white 85-89 model Toyota truck, lifted with large tires was driving in the area at a high rate of speed.  Roberts chased down the truck to find out what was going on.  When Roberts got out of his vehicle to confront the driver, he was hit by the truck.  Roberts grabbed onto the driver’s door to avoid being run over.  Roberts was then dragged down the gravel road several hundred yards, when he could not hang on anymore, he fell and was run over.  The driver and passengers of the truck fled the area.  A neighbor chased the vehicle, but lost them in town.  Robert’s was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

A partial description at the time was given of the driver and the vehicle.  The Sheriff’s Office received this call at 1931 hours.  The call had originally gone to the California Highway Patrol as a hit and run vehicle accident.  Once it was learned this was an assault, the incident was given to the Sheriff’s Office. 

Deputy Seth Edwards interviewed the victim and several witnesses.  Edwards worked through the night tracking down leads to identify the driver of the truck and the truck itself. SHASCOM was able to locate prior contacts with a truck matching the partial description given of the truck and driver.  The driver was later identified as Damien Avery Ellis-Cort.

On Thursday, 08-21-14 at 0439 hours, Deputy Edwards, after receiving information Ellis-Cort was at a friend’s house off Shasta View Dr in Redding, located the truck.  Deputy Edwards located Ellis-Cort at the friend’s residence also.  After Deputy Edwards interviewed Ellis-Cort and the other passenger’s from the truck, Ellis-Cort was arrested on the above listed charges.  His truck was taken as evidence.  The passengers were released. 
Deputy Edwards learned Ellis-Cort was out 4X4ing in the area when he became lost.  When Ellis-Cort was confront by Roberts, he became scared because Roberts was verbally aggressive and tried to pull him from the vehicle.  Ellis-Cort said he was just trying to flee from Roberts at the time.

The case is still under current investigation.  Once the investigation is completed, the case will be submitted to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office for review.  The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all the citizen’s and witnesses who assisted with bringing this case to a quick close.

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DATE/TIME: 08-21-14 0300 hrs. 
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom
CASE # 14-31144
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Shasta County’s Most Wanted 
LOCATION: 1755 Lassen Ave. in the City of Shasta Lake 
SUSPECT: Wion, Steven Michael  

SYNOPSIS:

On August 20th, 2014 at 2305 hours, SHASCOM received a call from an anonymous person advising Steven Michael Wion, 30 years of Shasta Lake, was at a residence in the City of Shasta Lake.  Wion was shown on Shasta County’s Most Wanted and had 2 outstanding felony warrants for his arrest.
Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the location at 2325 hours to contact Wion.  Wion exited the garage as deputies arrived and surrendered.  Wion was taken into custody without incident.  Wion was transported to the Shasta County Jail and booked on his warrants.

Anyone with information regarding any member of Shasta County’s Most Wanted is asked to contact SHASCOM at (530)245-6540 or Shasta County Secret Witness at (530)243-2319.  Tips can also be submitted through the Shasta County Secret Witness website at www.scsecretwitness.com/tip.htm.  A reward of up to $250.00 is being offered through Shasta County Secret Witness for information leading to the arrest of any member of Shasta County’s Most Wanted.

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DATE/TIME: August 19, 2014
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Pat Kropholler   
CASE #: Various
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6135
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Pat Kropholler 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Telephone Scam/ Fraud
LOCATION: Shasta County, California
VICTIM(S): Several
SUSPECT(S): Unknown

SYNOPSIS:

***UPDATE***

In the beginning of August 2014, several reports were made to the Sheriff’s Office and other local area law enforcement agencies regarding a telephone scam where the suspects were posing as Sheriff’s Office employees, demanding money to clear arrest warrants for failing to appear for jury duty.

The suspect who had a male voice and spoke with a southern accent, told the victims that they needed to go to a store and purchase prepaid credit cards in the amounts of $1,000.00-$1,500.00 and give the card numbers to the officer to get the warrant cleared or they would be arrested. The suspect would remain on the phone with the victim until the cards were purchased and the victim read off the numbers.

The Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit has been actively investigating these cases. On Sunday, August 17, 2014, investigators tracked one of the cell phone numbers being used to Pelham Georgia. When plotting the GPS coordinates of the calls we found that they were originating within or near the Jimmy Autry State Correctional Institute (prison). 

Upon contact with federal, state and local officials in Georgia it was determined these telephone scams are originating from within the prison. Currently there is an investigation into the matter by Georgia state officials and the US Secret Service. Upon further research we found that this type of scam is not new to the Georgia State Correctional system. Dating back to the beginning of this year, these types of scams have been occurring within the prison system and victims span across eleven states. According to news outlets on the east coast, in May 2014, a Georgia Correctional Officer and an inmate were identified and arrested in connection with these types of cases.

The Sheriff’s Office urges anyone who receives these calls not to cooperate with the caller, record the number they called from and call your local law enforcement agency to file a report.

If you have any information regarding these recent cases please contact the Major Crimes Unit at the listed number or by email at MCU@co.shasta.ca.us.

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DATE/TIME: 08/18/2014
CONTACT OFFICER: Jenelle Bartolo
CASE #: 14-30510  Coroner Case #C14-0837
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6706
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Coroner Investigator Jenelle Bartolo

CRIME/INCIDENT: 187(a) PC Homicide
LOCATION: 19555 Tunnel Rd #32, Mountain Gate Ca (Spring Branch Mobile Home Park)
VICTIM(S): Marshall Quinn Bernatt, D.O.B. 01/15/1976, White Male Adult, 38 years old

SUSPECT(S): Matthew Robinson, White Male Adult, 32 years old, resident of Redding

SYNOPSIS:

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office began conducting an investigation into a shooting that occurred in Mountain Gate on 08/16/2014, Saturday.  The victim has been identified by the Shasta County Coroner’s Office as Marshall Quinn Bernatt of Redding.  A postmortem examination was conducted this morning by the Coroner’s Office.
 
This is an ongoing investigation by the Shasta County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit.  For further details please contact the Major Crimes Unit at 530-245-6025.  If you have any information regarding this case please contact the Major Crimes Unit at the listed number or email MCU@co.shasta.ca.us.

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DATE/TIME: August 18, 2014
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Pat Kropholler   
CASE #: 14-23064
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6135
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Pat Kropholler 

CRIME/INCIDENT: 187(a) PC Homicide 
LOCATION: 20145 Penrod Wy Redding Ca
VICTIM(S): Steven Bland, White Male Adult, 63 years old
SUSPECT(S): James Bland, White Male Adult, 19 years old

SYNOPSIS:

On June 23, 2014, Steven Bland’s relatives reported him missing. According to them, Steven’s son James Bland dropped him off at the Greyhound station around April 3, 2014, in Redding and told James that if no one heard from him for two months to go-ahead and split up his belongings amongst themselves. The case was referred to the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit for follow up. Detectives immediately started to look into Steven’s disappearance and found that there was no evidence that he had left the Redding area.

Early into the investigation an associate of James came forward and told detectives that James confided in him that he had killed a person during a drug deal over marijuana. The friend told investigators that he had seen a body partially buried in a shallow grave behind the residence where James and his father lived. He told detectives that James had dismembered the body and was attempting to burn it. James eventually buried the remains at a second location on the property. Sometime in mid June James exhumed the remains and moved them to an unknown wooded area somewhere in eastern Shasta County.

The investigation also found that James had been using Steven’s bank card and withdrew several thousand dollars out of Steven’s account. On July 14, 2014, an arrest warrant was issued for James’ arrest for grand theft and unauthorized use of Stevens bank card.  James was arrested and booked into the Shasta County Jail, in lieu of $250,000.00 bail.

On July 15, 2014, detectives served a search warrant at the Penrod Wy address. With the assistance of the Chico State Forensic Anthropology Department two separate gravesites were located and excavated. A partially decomposing right human hand and several burnt bones including human vertebra, teeth and skull fragments were located. Forensic studies and DNA tests are being conducted on the remains however, detectives believe they are of Steven.

Several searches have been conducted in attempt to locate Steven’s remains with negative results.

Today, James will be formally charged with a count of 187(a) PC First Degree Murder in the death of his father Steven. Steven’s next of kin has been notified and they hope that James will cooperate with detectives and take them to location where he disposed of the remains so they can get some closure and Steven can be put properly to rest.

If you have any information regarding this case please contact the Major Crimes Unit at the listed number or email MCU@co.shasta.ca.us.

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DATE/TIME: 08-17-14 0730 hrs. 
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom
CASE # 14-30573
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom  

CRIME/INCIDENT:
 459 PC - Commercial Burglary
 496(a) PC - Possession of stolen property
 594 PC - Vandalism
LOCATION: 6830 S/R 273, Anderson, CA.  
SUSPECT: Carter Jr., Wayne Egon, 41 years of Anderson, CA.
VICTIM: Rich’s Gutters  

SYNOPSIS:

On Sunday, August 17th, 2014 at 0322 hours, Deputy Gerry Maul was on patrol in Shasta County when he noticed a blue Chevrolet truck heading south on S/R 273 at Latona Rd.  The truck pulled off the road in front of a locked gate at 6660 S/R 273.  The vehicle was parked with its lights on. Deputy Maul contacted the driver and sole occupant of the truck, Wayne Carter Jr.  The cab and bed of Carter’s truck was full of property. There were numerous power tools and mechanic’s tools, a generator, speakers, a bicycle, gas cans, vehicle batteries, a hard drive for the surveillance system, and other miscellaneous property.  Credit cards belonging to the owner of Rich’s Gutters were found on Carter along with a door key.
 
Rich’s Gutters located at 6830 S/R 273 was checked and found to be burglarized.  Entry was made by breaking a window.  Numerous pieces of property were taken from inside the building, including the hard drive for the surveillance system.  It was determined the door key found on Carter belonged to Rich’s Gutters. Property was also taken from equipment in the locked yard.  A patio boat had its fuel line cut and gas was siphoned. The victim was contacted and identified the property that Carter had.  The property was returned to the victim.  There was between $5,000.00 and $10,000.00 of stolen/recovered and damaged property.

Carter was arrested and booked into the Shasta County Jail on the listed charges.

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DATE/TIME: August 16, 2014
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Pat Kropholler   
CASE #: 14-30510
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6135
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 

BY: Sergeant Pat Kropholler 
CRIME/INCIDENT: 187(a) PC Homicide 
LOCATION: 19555 Tunnel Rd #32, Mountain Gate Ca (Spring Branch Mobile Home Park)
VICTIM(S): Withheld pending notification of next of kin, White Male Adult, 38 years old
SUSPECT(S): Matthew Robinson, White Male Adult, 32 years old, resident of Redding

SYNOPSIS:

On August 16, 2014, at approximately 1710 hours, patrol units responded to a reported gunshot victim at the listed location.  Upon arrival they found the victim with a single gunshot wound to the upper torso in the trailer park roadway. The victim was transported to Mercy Hospital for treatment where he later succumbed to his injuries and died.

Deputies contacted Matthew Robinson on scene. Robinson told officers that he had recently started a relationship with the victim’s ex-girlfriend, Amanda Rizer. The victim and Rizer share a child in common and today was the child’s first birthday. When the victim came by the residence he became enraged that Robinson was there. An argument ensued and the victim eventually left.

Approximately 20 minutes later the victim called Rizer and said he was coming back to take the child. When the victim returned he and Robinson got into a heated argument. According to Rizer and Robinson they knew that the victim had a tendency to be violent and is usually armed. Robinson had armed himself with a .38 caliber handgun in case the victim threatened him with a firearm.

During the argument Robinson exhibited his handgun and ordered the victim to leave. The victim advanced on him so Robinson fired a warning shot into the ground to sway the victim to stop. The victim made a statement that he had a gun in his vehicle and started back to retrieve it. The victim pulled what appeared to him to be a 9mm handgun from the truck and pointed it at Robinson. Robinson in fear for his safety, fired a single shot hitting the victim. 

Detectives from the Major Crimes Unit responded and took over the investigation. Investigators learned that the victim’s pistol was actually a toy that looked like a real handgun. There was no orange safety paint on it.

Robinson and Rizer gave voluntary statements and at all accounts it appears that Robinson fired in self-defense. He was questioned and eventually released pending a review of this case by the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office.

Both Robinson and the victim are no strangers to the criminal justice system. Robinson has a lengthy criminal history but no felony convictions. The victim was on bail pending court for charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of controlled substances for sales and possession of stolen property. Coincidentally the vehicle the victim drove was a reported stolen vehicle out of Trinity County.

The victim’s name will be released pending notification of the next of kin.

If you have any information regarding this case please contact the Major Crimes Unit at the listed number or email MCU@co.shasta.ca.us.

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DATE/TIME: August 15, 2014
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Pat Kropholler   
CASE #: Various
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6135
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Pat Kropholler 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Telephone Scam/ Fraud
LOCATION: Shasta County, California
VICTIM(S): Several
SUSPECT(S): Unknown

SYNOPSIS:

In the beginning of August 2014, several reports were made to the Sheriff’s Office and other local area law enforcement agencies regarding a telephone scam where the suspects were posing as Sheriff’s Office employees, demanding money to clear arrest warrants for failing to appear for jury duty.

The suspect who had a male voice and spoke with a southern accent, told the victims that they needed to go to a store and purchase prepaid credit cards in the amounts of $1,000.00-$1,500.00 and give the card numbers to the officer to get the warrant cleared or they would be arrested. The suspect would remain on the phone with the victim until the cards were purchased and the victim read off the numbers.

Several of the victims were elderly and complied with the demands. The Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit has been actively investigating these incidents. We urge all citizens to beware of these types of scams and do not comply with any demands over the phone asking for money. If you and/or a family member is a victim of this or any other telephone scam we urge you to contact your local law enforcement agency and make a report. If you have any information regarding these recent cases please contact the Major Crimes Unit at the listed number or by email at MCU@co.shasta.ca.us.

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DATE/TIME: August 13, 2014, 0900 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Chris Edwards
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6135
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY: Sergeant Pat Kropholler

CRIME/INCIDENT: 273(a)(b) PC- Child Endangerment
LOCATION: 21498 Trefoil Lane Cottonwood, California 96022
SUSPECT(S): Grissom, Thomas Ray, DOB 8-5-1952, Age 62, of Cottonwood, CA
VICTIM(S):
 Victim #1-Confidential
 Victim #2-Confidential

SYNOPSIS:

*** UPDATE ***
After arresting, Gordon Grissom on July 31, 2014, the lead investigator on this case, Detective Edwards, began focusing on how this ongoing sexual abuse went unreported. Detective Edwards learned Gordon shared a singlewide modular home in the Amberwood Mobile Home Park, located on Trefoil Lane in Cottonwood, California with his 62 year old father, Thomas Grissom.

Detective Edwards responded to the Trefoil Lane residence and contacted Thomas who was interviewed regarding this investigation and confirmed he’d been residing in the same mobile home with the victim and Gordon. Thomas also admittedly has been “step-grandfather” to the victim for the past several years. Thomas corroborated statements made by both the victim and Gordon with respect to the three of them living together. It should be noted this was the same residence where the victim reported several years of ongoing molestation occurred.
 
Thomas claimed he did not know his son, Gordon, was having an ongoing sexual relationship with the 16-year old victim; however, Thomas admitted that Gordon told him about two months ago he was the father of the victim’s baby; who was also living at the same residence with them. Thomas told detectives he did not report the sexual misconduct to law enforcement once he found out. Furthermore, Thomas said there was no change in the living arrangements after Gordon disclosed he was the father of the victim’s child. Detective Edwards believed Thomas allowed the victim to stay in a situation where she was subjected to continuous sexual abuse by Gordon; therefore, Detective Edwards obtained an arrest warrant for Thomas along with a search warrant for his residence. Detective Edwards arrested Thomas at his Trefoil Lane residence in the morning hours on August 12th, 2014. Detectives then served a search warrant at the Grissom residence seeking evidence regarding the ongoing molestation.
 
Thomas was charged with violating section 273(a)(b) PC- Child Endangerment and booked at the Shasta County Jail. Thomas was released from custody on a promise to appear in Superior Court on October 24th, 2014, at 0830 hours.
 
This investigation continuous as other possible victims have been identified. Anyone having information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at the listed phone number or by email at MCU@co.shasta.ca.us.

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DATE/TIME: 08/12/14 0145 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Thompson #133                                                   CASE # 14-29889
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 245-6086 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 245-6025 
BY: Sgt. Thompson #133  
  
CRIME/INCIDENT:
  459 PC Residential Burglary
  29800(a) (1) PC Felon in possession of a firearm
  30305(a) (1) PC Felon in possession of ammunition 
LOCATION: Forest St., City of Shasta Lake, Ca  
VICTIM(S): Timothy Root  
SUSPECTS(S): Timothy Daniel Bailey DOB: 10/04/82 City of Shasta Lake resident

SYNOPSIS:

On 08/12/14, at about 0145 hours, deputies from the City of Shasta Lake Station responded to a residence on Forest St. on a report from a concerned neighbor seeing a flashlight inside a residence next door.  The neighbor knew the resident was not home and thought his residence was being burglarized. 

Upon the deputy’s arrival, they located an open door to the rear of the residence.  Next to the open door a large bag of stolen property was located.  As the deputies were surrounding the residence, the suspect, later identified as Timothy Bailey, exited the rear door and was taken into custody without incident. Bailey was found to be in possession of a pry bar, a flashlight and wearing latex gloves

The items stolen by Bailey included numerous firearms, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and various electronic items, which were all recovered.  The stolen property was worth approximately $3,400.00.  Bailey was booked into Shasta County Jail on the above charges.

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DATE/TIME: 8-10-2014, 1130hrs
CONTACT OFFICER: Captain Forrest Bartell 
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6087
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Forrest Bartell, Captain City of Shasta Lake

CRIME/INCIDENT: 459 P.C.  Burglary Commercial
LOCATION: Knauf Fiberglass/ Sierra Pacific Industries / J.W.Woods
SUSPECT(S): Miceli, Michael Paul - WMA 36 years - Shasta Lake, CA

SYNOPSIS:

On 8-10-2014, at 1600 hours, Deputy Jerry Fernandez located Michael Miceli riding a bicycle on Shasta Dam Blvd. Deputy Fernandez recognized Miceli from security camera footage he had viewed from a burglary to the Knauf fiberglass plant. Knauf has been broken into several times over the past two weeks, and showed a loss of over $50,000.00 in wire and supplies.  Deputy Fernandez questioned Miceli regarding the break in at Knauf and recognized a tattoo on Miceli’s calf from the surveillance footage.

After further investigation, evidence linking Miceli to two other commercial burglaries at the Sierra Pacific Mill in the City of Shasta Lake and J.W. Woods, were located at Miceli’s residence. Total loss in the three burglaries was in excess of $122.000.00

Miceli was booked for commercial burglary, possession of stolen property and possession of a methamphetamine pipe.

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DATE/TIME: 08-07-14 0530 hrs. 
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom
CASE # 14-29170
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom  

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  2800.2(a) VC - Felony Evading
  11377(a) H&S – Possession of Methamphetamine
  496(a) PC – Possession of stolen property
  11357(c) H&S - Possession of Marijuana
  11364.1(a) H&S - Possession of Hypodermic needle and numerous vehicle code violations.
LOCATION: S/R 273 at Westwood Ave, Redding, CA.  
SUSPECT(S):
  #1 Imel, Timothy Gene, 44 years of Igo, CA.
  #2 Munsterman, Charles Raymond, 26 years of Igo, CA.
VICTIM: State of California  

SYNOPSIS:

On Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 at 2248 hours, Deputy Gerry Maul was on patrol in Shasta County, when he noticed a red Hyundai on S/R 273 and Westwood Ave.  A records check of the license plate on the vehicle revealed it was a reported stolen vehicle.  The driver, who was later identified as Timothy Gene Imel, turned into the Circle K to avoid Deputy Maul.  Deputy Maul followed the vehicle.  Imel seeing Maul following him, fled in the vehicle back onto south bound S/R 273.

Deputy Maul activated his emergency lights and siren.  During the approximate 7 mile pursuit, Imel continued to flee at speeds between 90 and 100 mph.  There was little to no traffic on the road in the pursuit path.  Imel failed to stop at the red light in front of Win River Casino.  He continued south on Canyon Rd.  Imel continued to accelerate away from Deputy Maul and failed to stop at stop signs.  Imel continued south on Happy Valley Rd. from Canyon Rd.

A spike strip was deployed at Happy Valley Rd and Palm Ave.  Both right tires of the vehicle ran over the spike strip and were deflated.  Imel continued to drive on the damaged tires at approximately 100 mph.  Imel turned onto Poco Lane in Happy Valley, which is a short dead end street.

Imel exited the vehicle and did not comply with verbal orders from Deputies at the scene.  Imel then fled on foot.  Sheriff’s Office K-9 Larus was deployed.  Larus apprehended Imel approximately 100 yards away from the vehicle.  Imel was taken into custody after refusing to comply with deputies’ orders.  Munsterman was taken into custody without incident. Methamphetamine and approximately 30 pounds of marijuana was found in the vehicle.

Imel was seen at the location by medical personnel and was then transported to SRMC for treatment and medical clearance.  Imel was later booked at the Shasta County Jail, for felony evading, possession of drugs, stolen property and other above listed charges.  Munsterman was transported and booked into the Shasta County Jail on his eight outstanding warrants. The Anderson Police Department and the California Highway Patrol Helicopter assisted with the pursuit.

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DATE/TIME: August 3, 2014 @ 1500 hours    
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Dave Eoff 
CASE # 13-14375
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6425 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Captain John Hubbard #111 

CRIME/INCIDENT:  Triple Homicide 
LOCATION: 28400 Alpine Way, Shingletown, CA     
VICTIM(S):
  Sandy Miller, wife, 34 years old
  Shelby Miller, daughter 8 years old      
  Shasta Miller, daughter, 5 years old
SUSPECTS(S):  Shane Franklin Miller, DOB: 05/08/1968

SYNOPSIS:

On Friday, August 01, 2014, at approximately 2300 hours, an anonymous party reported finding possible human remains on the river bank of the Mattole River, in Petrolia, California.  Members of the Petrolia Fire Department responded to the location as well as Deputies from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.  It was confirmed the remains were in fact human.  Detectives from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Department of Justice were called to process the scene and collect the human remains. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office contacted Detectives of the Shasta County Sherif’s Office as the body’s location was within an area where Shane Miller’s had previously fled from law enforcement.

On Saturday, August 02, 2014 the scene was processed and the remains were collected by the Humboldt County Coroner’s Office with assistance from the Department of Justice, and Detectives from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office.  The remains were located in a draw surrounded by heavy vegetation approximately 1,500 feet East of where Shane Miller’s vehicle was located.  The remains were partially covered in silt from water runoff during rainy conditions.  The remains were clothed in a sweat shirt, pants and boots.  Adjacent to the remains was a FNH Five-Seven 5.7X28 mm handgun with a loaded magazine.  Three additional loaded FNH magazines were adjacent to the handgun.  The blue tipped polymer ammunition in the magazines was consistent with ammunition located in Shane Miller’s truck and at the homicide scene in Shingletown.     

On Sunday, August 03, 2014 the skeletal remains were positively identified through dental records as those of Shane Franklyn Miller.  The positive identification was made by Doctor William Farrell who is a forensic odontologist from Shasta County.  The cause of death is pending further investigation by the Humboldt County Coroner’s Office.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is grateful to the approximately 24 different law enforcement agencies who participated in this investigation as well as the citizens and volunteers.  Shane Miller was featured on the top “15 Most Wanted” List with the United States Marshall’s Service.   The search for Shane Miller was in the forefront of media attention both locally and nationally.  This investigation was the featured premiere for John Walsh’s new series “The Hunt”.  The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is very appreciative to the media for getting information out to assist in this investigation.

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DATE/TIME: 08/04/14 1300 Hours
SCSO CASE # 13-14375
BY: Sheriff Bosenko

CRIME/INCIDENT: Homicide    

A press conference will be held today at 1300 hours in the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Public Safety Conference room regarding Shane Miller.

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DATE/TIME: August 3, 2014 @ 1500 hours    
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Dave Eoff 
CASE # 13-14375
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6425 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Captain John Hubbard #111 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Triple Homicide 
LOCATION: 28400 Alpine Way, Shingletown, CA     
VICTIM(S):
  Sandy Miller, wife, 34 years old
  Shelby Miller, daughter 8 years old      
  Shasta Miller, daughter, 5 years old
SUSPECTS(S): Shane Franklin Miller, DOB: 05/05/1968

SYNOPSIS:

On Friday, August 01, 2014, at approximately 2300 hours, an anonymous party reported finding possible human remains on the river bank of the Mattole River in Petrolia, California.  Members of the Petrolia Fire Department responded to the location as well as Deputies from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.  It was confirmed the remains were in fact human.  Detectives from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Department of Justice were called to process the scene and collect the human remains.  The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office contacted Detectives of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office as the body’s location was within an area where Shane Miller had previously fled from law enforcement. 

On Saturday, August 02, 2014 Detectives from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, and members of the Department of Justice processed the scene and collected the skeletal remains as well as other evidentiary items.  The remains were transported to the Humboldt County Coroner’s Office.

On Sunday, August 03, 2014 the skeletal remains were positively identified through dental records as those of Shane Franklin Miller.  The positive identification was made by Doctor William Farrell who is a forensic odontologist from Shasta County.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all the citizens of both Humboldt and Shasta County, law enforcement agencies, volunteers and personnel, both sworn and non-sworn, who assisted in or had a part in this investigation.  The press conference date, time and location will be determined at a later date due to Shasta County Sheriff’s Office personnel currently being assigned to several large fires within Shasta County.

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DATE/TIME: 08-02-2014 @ 19:50 hrs
CONTACT OFFICER: Lt. Eric Magrini
CASE # 14-28539
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Lt. Eric Magrini

CRIME/INCIDENT: Eiler Fire  
LOCATION: Hat Creek, CA
SUSPECT: N/A

SYNOPSIS: 

The Eiler Fire is currently burning in the area of Hat Creek and continues to burn at a moderate rate of growth in a northerly direction. With fire behavior being unpredictable, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is exercising the upmost caution as it relates to public safety. In doing so, the Sheriff’s Office intends to keep its citizens apprised of the current fire situation to minimize any potential threats or dangers.

At this time, the Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the residents of Burney of the proper preparations to take should the need for evacuations arise.

• Keep water on.
• Turn gas off.
• Secure residence.
• Gather necessary medications.
• Collect all important documents.
• Take your cell phone and charger.
• Notify a family member or friend of your destination.

Should the need for evacuations arise, the Sheriff’s Office is working in partnership with the Red Cross and has identified Foothill High School as an evacuation center. The most expeditious route for Burney residents to take will be west on Hwy 299 and then south on Deschutes Road.

We hope this need not arise, but request the Burney residents take the property preparations. If, or when, the evacuation order is given, the Shasta County Sheriff’s office is asking all residents to abide by the order and leave as quickly and safely as possible.

Stay tuned to local news for updates on the fire or call Cal Fire at (530) 225-2510.

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DATE/TIME: 08-02-2014 @ 1840 hrs
CONTACT OFFICER: Sheriff Tom Bosenko
CASE # 14-28539
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sheriff Tom Bosenko

CRIME/INCIDENT: Eiler Fire  
LOCATION: Hat Creek, CA
SUSPECT: N/A

SYNOPSIS: 

Declaration of Local Emergency

Sheriff Tom Bosenko has declared a local emergency due to the Eiler Fire. The fire has destroyed over 7000 acres and multiple structures. Evacuations are currently in progress in the communities of Hat Creek, Cassel, Big Eddy Estates, and Johnson Park.  The residents of Burney are being advised to prepare and be ready to evacuate once an evacuation order is given. The fire is moving quickly. Residents of these areas must take these preparatory advisements for evacuation seriously. Persons with disabilities, or others, may wish to evacuate voluntarily in advance.

Sheriff Bosenko will present a request for local emergency declaration ratification by the Shasta County Board of Supervisors on or before Tuesday, August 5, 2014.

Stay tuned to local news for updates on the fire or call Cal Fire at (530) 225-2510.

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DATE/TIME: 08-02-2014 @ 1850 hrs
CONTACT OFFICER: Captain Dave Dean
CASE # 14-28539
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Captain Dave Dean

CRIME/INCIDENT: Eiler Fire  
LOCATION: Hat Creek, CA
SUSPECT: N/A

SYNOPSIS: 

The evacuation area has been expanded to include Hwy 89 at Cassel Rd and all roads encompassing Cassel Rd. Additional evacuations include Big Eddy Estates and all roads encompassing Big Eddy Estates. An evacuation shelter has been established at the Fall River High School.

For further information on the Eiler Fire, please contact Cal Fire at (530) 225-2510.

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DATE/TIME: 08-02-2014
CONTACT OFFICER: Captain Dave Dean
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Captain Dave Dean 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Eiler Fire Update  
LOCATION: Hat Creek, CA
SUSPECT: N/A

SYNOPSIS: 

The evacuation area has been extended to Mount Pleasant. An evacuation shelter has been established at the Fall River High School.

For further information on the Eiler Fire, please contact Cal Fire at (530) 225-2510.

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DATE/TIME: 08-02-2014
CONTACT OFFICER: Captain Dave Dean
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Captain Dave Dean 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Eiler Fire Update  
LOCATION: Hat Creek, CA
SUSPECT: N/A

SYNOPSIS: 

The evacuation area of the Eiler Fire is Hwy 89 North of Doty Loop Road, including North Lava Flat, both sides of Hwy 89.  An evacuation shelter has been established at the Fall River High School.

For further information on the Eiler Fire, please contact Cal Fire at (530) 225-2510.

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DATE/TIME: 08-01-2014
CONTACT OFFICER: Lt. Mark Lillibridge
CASE # 14-28539
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Lt. Mark Lillibridge 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Eiler Fire  
LOCATION: Hat Creek, CA
SUSPECT: N/A

SYNOPSIS: 

The original evacuation area of the Eiler Fire was Hwy 89 at Cassel Road south to the intersection of Hwy 89 and Hwy 44. The evacuation area has since been reduced to Hwy 89 at Doty Loop Road (north) southward to the intersection of Hwy 89 and Hwy 44.

Hard closures are in place at Hwy 89 at Doty Loop Road (north) and at the intersection of Hwy 89 and Hwy 44 by California Highway Patrol. All vehicle traffic in the area is restricted.

An evacuation shelter for any displaced residents has been established at the Fall River High School.

For further information on the Eiler Fire, please contact Cal Fire at (530) 225-2510.

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DATE/TIME: 08-01-2014
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Michael Peery
CASE # 14-28102
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sergeant Michael Peery 

CRIME/INCIDENT: 422 P.C. Terrorist Threats X2 and 646.9 (b) P.C. Stalking.      
LOCATION: 9000 Block of Stillwater Road, Palo Cedro.
SUSPECT: Roesner, Brian Willard – 55 yrs. - Redding

SYNOPSIS: 

On Tuesday, 7-29-14, at approximately 1315 hours, Deputies were dispatched to the 9000 Block of Stillwater Road for the report of shots fired. At the scene Deputies contacted several victims who told them Suspect Brian Willard Roesner was at the residence threatening to kill them. Deputies located an active Domestic Violence restraining order against Roesner. In the restraining order Roesner is not to have any contact with his ex-wife, Victim one. Roesner had left the area on his motorcycle prior to Deputies arrival. The second Victim, Roesner’s adult son, saw Roesner coming onto the property and sent the other family members into the residence. Due to the history of violence from Roesner, Victim two went into the residence and armed himself with a hand gun. Victim two exited the residence and told Roesner to leave.

Roesner refused to leave the residence and started making threats to kill the entire family, while aggressively approaching Victim two. Victim two fearing for his safety, fired two rounds from his handgun into the ground in front of Roesner. This caused Roesner to stop, return to his motorcycle and leave the property.

Due to the serious nature of this crime and Roesner’s continued disregard for the Domestic Violence restraining order, a stop and arrest BOLO was issued for Roesner. On Friday, 8-1-14, Deputy Megan Bliss gained information that Roesner had been stalking and harassing Victim one throughout the week. Deputy Bliss put together an arrest warrant for Roesner. Due to the importance of these crimes Deputy Bliss walked the warrant through the court system and the D.A.’s office.

At approximately 1418 hours, Deputies attempted to serve the arrest warrant on Roesner at his residence on Harley Leighton Road. Roesner was taken into custody at his residence without incident and booked into the Shasta County Jail on the three felony charges.

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DATE/TIME: 08-01-14
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Michael Peery
CASE # 14-28468
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sergeant Michael Peery 

CRIME/INCIDENT: 273.5 P.C. Domestic Violent / 148 P.C. Resisting Arrest.  
LOCATION: 22000 Block of Venzke Lane, Cottonwood.
SUSPECT: Lowe, Ronnie – 20 yrs. - Cottonwood

SYNOPSIS: 

In the early morning hours (0413 hrs) of Friday, 8-1-14, Deputies were dispatched to the 22000 block of Venzke Road in Cottonwood, for the report of an in progress domestic violence. The Victim, a twenty year old female stayed on the telephone while deputies were en-route. The Victim was hysterical while on the telephone and told dispatchers her boyfriend, Ronnie Lowe had hit her several times. Just after gaining the information about the victim being injured the telephone was disconnected.

When Deputies arrived at the residence, the Victim was inside the residence with visible injuries to her head. The Victim told deputies Lowe was intoxicated and had left the residence by going out the back door just prior to their arrival. Due to the crime of domestic violence and the possibility of Lowe contacting and possibly injuring other people in the area, Deputy Gerry Maul utilized his K-9 partner Larus to assist in the search for Lowe.

After several minutes of searching the area behind the residence, Larus gave a positive alert to Lowe being behind a gate in the pasture or the canal. Deputy Maul gave announcements to Lowe telling him Larus was going to be utilized if he did not give himself up. When Lowe refused to acknowledge Deputy Maul, Larus was sent into the pasture area where they believed Lowe was hiding.

Larus located Lowe hiding in some black berry bushes in the canal area of the property. Following Larus’ apprehension of Lowe, he was taken to the hospital and treated for his injuries. Lowe was later booked into the Shasta County Jail.

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DATE/TIME: August 1, 2014, at 0900 hours   
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Pat Kropholler   
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6149
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY: Sergeant Pat Kropholler

CRIME/INCIDENT:
 288.5 PC- Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child
 261.5(d) PC- Unlawful Sexual Intercourse with a Minor
 288(b)(1) PC- Molestation
 286(b)(1) PC- Sodomy upon a Minor
 288a(b)(1) PC- Oral Copulation of a Minor
LOCATION: Cottonwood, California
SUSPECT(S): Grissom, Gordon Charles DOB 7-12-1974 Age: 40, Resident of Cottonwood, California
VICTIM(S):
 #1 sixteen year old female resident of Cottonwood
 #2 11 month old child

SYNOPSIS:

On July 29th, 2014, at about 1014 hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office received information regarding the continuous molest of a minor child.  The victim was identified as a sixteen (16) year old female; however, according to the reporting party the sexual abuse had been ongoing since the victim was twelve (12) years old.

The following day, Detective Edwards interviewed the victim. The victim disclosed the ongoing sexual abuse, which amounted to significant allegations against her stepfather, 40 year old Gordon Grissom of Cottonwood, California. Evidence was obtained which corroborated the victim’s allegation of misconduct.

On July 31, 2014, Detectives Edwards and Randall contacted Grissom and he was interviewed regarding the allegation(s).  Grissom admitted to having an ongoing sexual relationship with the victim.  He also admitted during his interview it was probable that he was the father of the victim’s 11 month old child. 

Grissom was arrested for numerous sexual offenses and is currently incarcerated at the Shasta County Jail where he is being held pending court proceedings.

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JULY 2014 

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DATE/TIME: August 1, 2014 at 0900 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Pat Kropholler
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6149
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY: Sergeant Pat Kropholler

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  288.5 PC- Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child
  261.5(d) PC- Unlawful Sexual Intercourse with a Minor
  288(b)(1) PC- Molestation
  286(b)(1) PC- Sodomy upon a Minor
  288a(b)(1) PC- Oral Copulation of a Minor
LOCATION: Cottonwood, California
SUSPECT(S): Grissom, Gordon Charles DOB 7-12-1974 Age: 40, Resident of Cottonwood, California
VICTIM(S):
  Victim #1 sixteen year old female resident of Cottonwood
  Victim #2 11 month old child

SYNOPSIS:

On July 29, 2014 at about 1014 hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office received information regarding the continuous molest of a minor child. The victim was identified as a sixteen (16) year old female; however, according to the reporting party the sexual abuse had been ongoing since the victim was twelve (12) years old.The following day, Detective Edwards interviewed the victim. The victim disclosed the ongoing sexual abuse, which amounted to significant allegations against her stepfather, 40 year old Gordon Grissom of Cottonwood, California. Evidence was obtained which corroborated the victim’s allegation of misconduct.

On July 31, 2014, Detectives Edwards and Randall contacted Grissom and he was interviewed regarding the allegation(s). Grissom admitted to having an ongoing sexual relationship with the victim. He also admitted during his interview it was probable that he was the father of the victim’s 11 month old child.

Grissom was arrested for numerous sexual offenses and is currently incarcerated at the Shasta County Jail where he is being held pending court proceedings

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DATE/TIME: July 28, 2014 at 1350 hours     
CONTACT OFFICER: Deputy Coroner Reynolds  
CASE: # C14-0384
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 225-5551   
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025   
BY: Lt. Eric Magrini #178

LOCATION: Anderson Cottonwood Irrigation Canal in front of Anderson High School 
DECEDENT: Tony Hufford- 29 years old of Anderson
 
SYNOPSIS: 

On 07-28-2014, Monday, at 1438 hours, a Citizen reported finding a deceased male in the Anderson Cottonwood Irrigation Canal in front of  the Anderson High School. The decedent has been positively identified by family, as Tony Hufford 29 years old of Anderson.

A post mortem exam will be conducted by the Shasta County Coroner’s Office today.

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DATE/TIME: 7/28/14 at 2101 hours  
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Gonzalez #127
CASE # 14-28027
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
ALTERNATE PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700 
BY: Sergeant Gonzalez #127

CRIME/INCIDENT: 245(a)(2) PC assault with a deadly weapon/firearm             
LOCATION: 7634 Pegnan Rd. Shingletown, Ca.    
SUSPECT(S): Unknown

SYNOPSIS:

On Monday, 07/28/14, at approximately 2101 hours, deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to 7634 Pegnan Road in Shingletown for a shots fired call.  SHASCOM had received several calls stating subjects at the location were yelling and several gun shots were fired. 

Deputies arrived at the residence at approximately 2116 hours but found no one outside the location.  Deputies called into the house via a patrol car’s PA system but there was no response.  After several minutes, deputies approached the house and were contacted by a female resident.  Two other people were also located inside the residence.  All three subjects denied being involved in any disturbance.   

Prior to leaving the area deputies conducted a welfare check at several other residences in the area.  Deputies contacted William Oller at his home and asked if he had any information regarding the gunfire.  Oller told deputies he had gone for a walk around the neighborhood.  While walking past 7634 Pegnan, he got into an argument with a male subject at that location.  During the argument a silver van, with two men inside, pulled up to him.  An argument ensued with one of the subjects in the van.  The second male subject stepped out of the van with a shotgun. Oller started to back away and the male subject fired one shot from the shotgun into the air.  Oller turned to run away and 6-7 shots struck the ground near Oller’s feet as he ran down the road.  Oller said the 6-7 shots appeared to be from a smaller caliber firearm and not the shotgun.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident and further follow up interviews are scheduled for 7/29/14.

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DATE/TIME: 7/28/14 at 1846 hours  
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Gonzalez #127
CASE # 14-28009
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
ALTERNATE PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700 
BY: Sergeant Gonzalez #127

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  496d PC possession of a stolen vehicle
  11377(a) possession of a controlled substance   
LOCATION: 700 Auditorium Drive Redding, Ca.    
SUSPECT(S):
  Foster, Adam Douglas (12/18/84)
  Stark, Eugena Lynn (02/22/79)

SYNOPSIS:

On Monday, 07/28/14, at approximately 1836 hours, a deputy from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office located a stolen truck traveling eastbound on South Bonnyview Road in Redding.  The deputy followed the truck onto Interstate 5 northbound then onto Highway 44 westbound.  As the truck pulled into the parking area of the Redding Convention Center the deputy initiated a traffic stop.

The driver of the vehicle, Adam Foster, was arrested for being in possession of a stolen vehicle.  There were also two passengers in the truck.  One of the passengers, Eugena Stark, was arrested for warrants and the other passenger was released at the scene.  During the intake process at the jail, Foster was found to be in possession of a controlled substance. An additional charge of 11377(a) H&S was added.

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DATE: July 28, 2014
CONTACT OFFICER: Coroner Investigator Jenelle Bartolo
CORONER CASE # C14-0765
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6706
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025   
BY: Jenelle Bartolo                                  

LOCATION: Off Highway 44 near Millville              
DECEDENT: Dorlis Jean Lauri  (A.K.A: “D.J.”), DOB 10/04/1984

SYNOPSIS:

On Friday, July 25, 2014, the Coroner’s Office was called to the scene of a fatal traffic collision.  It was learned a passenger of the vehicle succumbed to her injuries as a result of the collision.  The Shasta County Coroner’s Office has identified the decedent as Dorlis Jean Lauri of Weaverville. The accident is being investigated by California Highway Patrol.  An autopsy is scheduled for later this week. ____________________________________________ 

DATE/TIME: July 28, 2014 @ 1530 hours     
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Gene Randall 
CASE # 14-26836
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6142 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Captain John Hubbard #111 

CRIME/INCIDENT: 69 PC – Obstruct/Resist Executive Officer 
LOCATION: 2750 Eureka Way. Redding, California     
VICTIM(S): RPD Officers  
SUSPECTS(S): Matthew Clayton Robinson (age 33)
                         
SYNOPSIS:

On 07/20/14 at approximately 0030 hours, Detectives from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office were requested to assist in the investigation of a possible life threatening in custody arrest, per the Multi-Agency Critical Incident Protocol.  Further investigation revealed Matthew Robinson was transported from Enloe Hospital in Chico, to Restpadd Psychiatric Health Facility in Redding, per 5150 of the welfare and institutions code.  Upon arrival at the facility Matthew Robinson begun to exhibit aggressive and irrational behavior.  Officers from the Redding Police Department were summoned to assist in securing Matthew Robinson for transport to a local hospital.  Upon removing Matthew Robinson from the transport vehicle, Robinson immediately assaulted one of the Redding Police Department Officers by punching him in the face.  Matthew Robinson was taken to the ground and continued to resist until taken into custody with the assistance of additional officers.  Shortly thereafter it became apparent that Matthew Robinson was having some type of medical distress and lifesaving procedures (CPR) were administered by officers.

Matthew Robinson was transported to Mercy Medical Center in Redding, where he has been under constant treatment for his medical condition.  On Sunday, July 27, 2014, at approximately 0400 hours, Michael Robinson passed away.  On Monday, July 28, 2014 an autopsy was performed on Matthew Robinson.  Present during the autopsy were members of the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office, Shasta County Grand Jury, Shasta County Sheriff’s Office and the Redding Police Department.  At this time the cause of death is listed as undetermined pending further investigation.  This is an ongoing investigation and no further information will be released at this time.

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DATE/TIME: 07/23/2014
CONTACT OFFICER: Coroner Investigator Jenelle Bartolo
CORONER CASE # C14-0758
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6706
BY: Jenelle Bartolo                                  

LOCATION: Redding, California              
VICTIM(S): Kao Liam Saefong, DOB: 03/04/1981, from Redding, CA                    

SYNOPSIS:

On 07/20/2014, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Boating Safety Unit responded to a report of a man who had overturned in his canoe, in the Sacramento River.  The boating unit and Sheriff’s dive team have been searching the area for the past 3 days.  

Today, on 07/23/2014 the boating safety unit received a phone call from the California Department of Fish & Wildlife reporting they had possibly located the decedent south of the Bonnyview boat ramp.  The boat and safety unit responded to their location and recovered the decedent. The decedent was positively identified as, Kao Liam Saefong by the Shasta County Coroner’s Office.  For further information relating to the boating safety unit’s recovery, contact the Boating Safety Unit at 530-229-8208. 

A postmortem exam is scheduled for later this week by the Coroner’s Office.

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DATE/TIME: 7-20-2014  
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Troy Clegg #170 
CASE # 14-26883
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6095 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Sgt. Troy Clegg #170

INCIDENT: Boating Accident, Missing Person
LOCATION: Sacramento River, near Wyndham Riffle 
  
SYNOPSIS:

On 7-20-2014 at approximately 1420 hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office received a call of an overturned vessel on the Sacramento River.  The Sheriff’s Office Boating Unit that patrols the river responded to the area of “Wyndham Riffle” along with the California Highway Patrol Air Unit.

The reporting party, Robert Watson advised that his canoe had overturned in the turbulent water near the riffle. Both he and his occupant were thrown overboard and into the river. Watson was able to grab a hold of the overturned vessel.  A search by Watson for the other occupant was unsuccessful, and Watson began yelling for assistance.  Watson advised that neither occupant of the canoe was wearing a life jacket and Watson said the vessel flipped over several times before he was able to grab a hold of the canoe. Watson was able to self-rescue and began searching the area for the second subject. The second subject was not located. 

The name of the second occupant is being withheld at this time due to the occupant not being located and the notification to the family of his disappearance and presumed drowning.  

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Boating Unit and the Sheriff’s Office Dive team searched for the second occupant and as of 2030 hours, the occupant has not been located. A search of the river will resume in tomorrow morning (7-21-2014).

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DATE/TIME: 07-18-2014/1615 Hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Coroner Investigator Veazey
CASE: #C14-0729
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 225-5551
BY: Lt. Eric Magrini, Chief Deputy Coroner 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Decedent discovered on Bully Incident   
LOCATION:  Near Platina Rd. and Bully Choop Road 
VICTIM(S): Unidentified Adult Male  

SYNOPSIS:

 

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DATE/TIME: 7/18/2014 1430 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Barry Powell
CASE #14-26575
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 351-5240
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sgt.  Barry Powell  

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  11358 H&S- Marijuana Cultivation
  11359 H&S- Possession of Marijuana for Sale
  182 PC- Conspiracy
  148(a)(1) PC- Resist/Obstruct a Peace Officer
  Fish and Wildlife violations of pollution of state waters and litter in state waters
LOCATION: Little Cow Creek drainage east of Bella Vista, CA
VICTIM(S): State of California 
SUSPECTS(S): Farias, Gregorio - HMA - 30 years old - Laredo, Mexico                         
             
SYNOPSIS:

On 7/18/14, Agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Investigative Team, Shasta Interagency Narcotic Task Force and Fish and Wildlife entered multiple marijuana cultivation sites near Little Cow Creek, east of Bella Vista, CA.  The cultivation sites were determined to be connected by a trail system and water pipes. The sites were found to be on both private and Bureau of Land Management Lands.

During entry into the marijuana cultivation sites, Agents encountered two Hispanic Male adults working within the sites.  Verbal announcements were given to the two subjects, but they immediately fled on foot from Agents.  K-9 “Phebe” was deployed and was able to apprehend one of the males, later identified as Gregorio Farias.  The second male was able to avoid apprehension.

A total of 2,155 growing marijuana plants were eradicated with the assistance from CAMP personnel.

Farias was transported to Shasta Medical Center and medically cleared before being booked into the Shasta County Jail on the listed charges.

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DATE/TIME: 07-18-14
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Michael Peery
CASE # 14-26500
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sergeant Michael Peery 

CRIME/INCIDENT:      
LOCATION: North Joanne Lane, Cottonwood.
SUSPECT: Davis, Andrew Lee – 29 yrs. - Cottonwood

SYNOPSIS: 

On Thursday, 7-17-14, Detectives working under the AB109 grant received information that Andrew Lee Davis was in a residence off of North Joanne Lane in Cottonwood. Davis has been on the run from law enforcement since his last arrest in March of this year. Davis was wanted for twelve (12) outstanding warrants dating back to July of last year, with a total bail amount of $830,000.00

Deputies with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office approached the residence and were able to locate Davis hiding under a table in the garage. Davis surrendered to deputies and was taken into custody without an issue. Davis was booked into the Shasta County Jail, where he is currently being held.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the citizens of Shasta County for their continued assistance in helping keep criminals off the street.

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DATE/TIME: 7/17/2014 2200 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Barry Powell
CASE # 14-26284
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 351-5240  
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sgt. Powell 

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  11358 H&S- Cultivation of Marijuana,
  11359 H&S- Possession of Marijuana for sale
  182 PC- Conspiracy
LOCATION: Shotgun Creek, Big Bend
VICTIM(S): State of California 
SUSPECTS(S): Madrigal, Patricio Perez (21 years old- Michoacan Mexico)

SYNOPSIS:

On 7/16/2014 the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Investigative Team began a two day marijuana operation in the Big Bend area. Assisting agencies for the operation were Shasta Interagency Narcotics Task Force, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, United States Forest Service, and C.A.M.P (Campaign Against Marijuana Planting). On day one of the operation officers located and seized 16,756 plants from a large marijuana complex on public land. During the initial entry officers came into contact with the above listed subject Patricio Perez Madrigal who was later determined to be an illegal Mexican National.  Madrigal attempted to flee from officers and after ignoring multiple verbal commands from law enforcement, Fish and Game K-9 “Phebe” was deployed. Madrigal was apprehended a short distance later. On 7/17/2014 officers and Agents returned to the area to complete the investigation and located and seized an additional 18,637 plants. A total of 35,393 marijuana plants were eradicated along with multiple pounds of processed marijuana during this two day investigation.

Additionally, during reclamation efforts over 500 lbs of trash which included growing materials, fertilizer, and plastic pipe was removed from this large complex located on public land.

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DATE/TIME: 07-17-2014/1630 Hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Coroner Investigator Veazey
CASE: #C14-0729
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 225-5551
BY: Lt. Eric Magrini, Chief Deputy Coroner 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Decedent discovered on Bully Incident   
LOCATION: Near Platina Rd. and Bully Choop Road 
VICTIM(S): Unidentified Adult Male  

SYNOPSIS:

On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014, at approximately 1630 hours, the Shasta County Coroner’s Office received notification from Cal Fire that a deceased individual was located within the fire perimeter of the Bully Incident.  Coroner Investigators responded and transported the remains back to our office.  This afternoon, an autopsy was conducted and the cause of death is pending toxicology testing reports.

Thus far, the decedent was only identified as an adult male.  We have not yet been able to positively identify the age or race of the decedent.  At this time, there is no evidence to support foul play.  The Coroner’s office is diligently working to learn the identity of the decedent.  Anyone with information who can assist in identifying the decedent is encouraged to contact the Coroner’s office.

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DATE/TIME: 7/9/14 at 1500 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Barry Powell
CASE # 14-25005, 14-25180, 14-25350, 14-25402
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 722-9161
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sgt. Powell  

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  11358 H&S- Marijuana Cultivation
  11359 H&S- Possession of Marijuana for Sale                                                                       
  182 PC- Conspiracy
  25800 PC- Armed while committing a felony                                       
LOCATION:
  23673 Whitmore Rd. Millville, CA and 5845 Bell Rd. Redding, CA
  13590 Lago Rossa Ct. Bella Vista, CA
  187 Straight Arrow Igo, CA
  9630 Straight Arrow Igo, CA
  APN # 042-180-032-000 Straight Arrow Igo, CA
VICTIM(S): State of California 
SUSPECTS(S):
  Suspect #1-Allan Thomas Beer – WMA- 52 years old- Redding, CA
  Suspect #2- Elmer Glenn Buxton- WMA- 61 years old- Bella Vista, CA
  Suspect #3- Cameron Lee Hamm- WMA- 21 years old- Bella Vista, CA
  Suspect #4- Cha Lee Vang- AMA- 41 years old- St. Paul Minnesota
  Suspect #5- Marcos L. Cueto-Macedo- HMA- 35 years old- Mexico
  Suspect #6- Rafael Nino- HMA- 32 years old- Mexico

SYNOPSIS:

On July 7th, 8th, and 9th, Agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Marijuana Investigative Team, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Shasta Interagency Narcotic Task Force served multiple search warrants at different locations within Shasta County.

On Monday July 7th, Agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Investigative Team, California Fish and Wildlife and Shasta Interagency Narcotic Task Force served a Shasta County Search Warrant at 23673 Whitmore Road in Millville, CA and 5845 Bell Road in Redding, CA.  At the Whitmore address, 125 growing marijuana plants were found growing inside the building along with multiple pounds of marijuana shake.  At the Bell Road address, Allan Beer was detained without incident.  During the course of the search warrant, 82 marijuana plants were found in an indoor cultivation site, 77 marijuana plants in an outdoor site and approximately 300 marijuana clones were found inside the residence.  Approximately 16 pounds of processed marijuana, digital scales, and concentrated cannabis were found inside the residence along with other evidence supporting sales.  During the course of the investigation, Beer was found to be responsible for growing marijuana at both addresses.  Beer was transported the Shasta County Jail and booked for marijuana cultivation and possession of marijuana for sale.

On July 8th, Agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Investigative Team and California Fish and Wildlife served a Shasta County Search Warrant at 13590 Lago Rosso Court in Bella Vista.  Upon arrival, Elmer Buxton and Cameron Hamm were taken into custody without incident.  707 growing marijuana plants were found growing inside two structures on the property, as well as an additional 82 marijuana plants at an outdoor site.  Approximately 4 pounds of processed marijuana was seized as well as digital scales and 13 firearms. Both Buxton and Hamm were transported to the Shasta County Jail and booked for marijuana cultivation, possession of marijuana for sale, conspiracy and being armed while committing a felony.

On July 9th, Agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Investigative Team and California Fish and Wildlife served a Shasta County Search Warrant Shasta at 187 Straight Arrow Road in Igo, CA.  Upon arrival Cha Lee Vang was detained.  During the course of the investigation, approximately 15 pounds of processed marijuana was seized, 132 marijuana plants and $1, 231.00 in U.S. Currency.  Due to multiple animals and livestock being present on the property without anybody to care for them, Vang was cited and released on scene for marijuana cultivation and possession of marijuana for sale.  The case will be submitted the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office.

Also on July 9th, Agents entered an area of a suspected illegal marijuana cultivation at a rural piece of land off Straight Arrow Road in Igo, CA.  Marcos L. Cueto-Macedo and Rafael Nino were found inside one grow site and were detained.   192 growing marijuana plants were subsequently eradicated from two grows sites.  Both Cueto-Macedo and Nino were transported to the Shasta County Jail and booked for marijuana cultivation, possession of marijuana for sale and conspiracy.

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DATE/TIME:  07/05/14, 2300 hours
CASE #: SCSO 14-24798/RPD 14-47568  
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Brian Jackson ID# 150
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6172 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Sgt. Brian Jackson ID# 150

CRIME/INCIDENT:
 Officer Involved Shooting
 245(C) PC: Assault Firearm on Peace Officer
 246.3 PC: Negligent Discharge of Firearm
 417 (C) PC: Brandish Firearm at Peace Officer
LOCATION: 1250 Liberty Street, Redding CA 
SUSPECT(S): Copeland, Daniel Joseph - DOB 04/23/86, 28 Years Old - WMA  - Hgt 6’1”, Wgt 210 Pounds, 1250 Liberty Street, Redding CA
VICTIM(S): Six (6) Redding Police Officers
   
SYNOPSIS: 

On Saturday, July 5, 2014, at 1719 hours, officers from the Redding Police Department responded to the 1200 block of Liberty Street in Redding regarding a suicidal subject armed with a shotgun. The Suspect who was subsequently shot by Redding Police Officers has been identified as Daniel Joseph Copeland. Copeland has been treated and released from the hospital.  Copeland has been booked in the Shasta County Jail on the above listed charges.  Additionally, Detectives learned that prior to officer’s arrival, Copeland discharged the shotgun inside his residence to build up courage to shoot himself.  More information to be updated Monday, 07/07/14.

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DATE/TIME:  07/05/14, 2100 hours
CASE #: SCSO 14-24798/RPD 14-47568
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Brian Jackson ID# 150
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6172 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY:  Sgt. Brian Jackson ID# 150

CRIME/INCIDENT: Officer Involved Shooting
LOCATION: 1250 Liberty Street, Redding CA 
SUSPECT(S): Not for Public Release at this time
VICTIM(S): Six (6) - Redding Police Officers
   
SYNOPSIS: 

On Saturday, July 5, 2014, at 1719 hours, officers from the Redding Police Department responded to the 1200 block of Liberty Street in Redding regarding a suicidal subject armed with a shotgun.  Upon arrival, officers encountered the suspect who was armed with a shotgun near the front porch of the residence.  The suspect was uncooperative and pointed the shotgun at the officers.  In defense of their lives, six officers fired their duty weapons at the suspect.  After being shot, the suspect fell to the ground and continued to be uncooperative as officers tried to place him into custody. During the ensuing struggle, one officer injured his hand. He was later treated at Shasta Regional Medical Center. The Suspect was ultimately placed into handcuffs and was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital for treatment. The Suspect is in stable condition and has been talking with officers and detectives. No one else was injured during this incident.  

The six involved officers have been placed on paid Administrative Leave, pending an internal investigation, pursuant to Redding Police Department policy. The Shasta County Multi-Agency Officer Involved Critical Incident Protocol was initiated by the Redding Police Department.  The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit is leading the investigation. The Redding Police Department and Shasta County District Attorney’s Office are assisting. The public can expect the Suspect identity to be released, early next week once Detectives/Investigators are able to complete the majority of their investigation.  The involved officer’s names are being withheld at this time.  Due to the Holiday weekend, no further updates will be provided by print or phone until Monday 07/7/14.

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DATE/TIME: 07/01/14, 1200 hours  
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Brian Jackson ID# 150 
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6172 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6172 
BY: Sgt. Brian Jackson ID# 150

CRIME/INCIDENT: Murder: 187(a) PC / 14-24099
LOCATION: 28345 Pine Hollow Drive, Shingletown CA 

SUSPECT(S):
 Ackley, Michael Donald
 DOB 04/16/59, 55 years old
 WMA, Hgt 5’10, Wgt 145 lbs
 28345 Pine Hollow Drive, Shingletown CA

VICTIM(S)
 #1: Arnel, James Thomas (Deceased) 
 DOB 11/16/66, 47 Years Old
 WMA, Manton Resident
   
 #2: Arnel, Ida Faye
 DOB 03/17/44, 70 years old
 WFA, Manton Resident

SYNOPSIS: 
 
On 07/01/14, Tuesday, at 0226 hours, Deputies with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Pine Hollow Drive, Shingletown, regarding a shots fired call with a female heard screaming.  When Deputies arrived in the area of Highway 44 and Black Butte Road, Shingletown, they were flagged down by a female identified as Ida Arnel.  Ida reported that Michael Ackley shot an unknown type firearm at her and her adult son, James Arnel when they were in the driveway of Ackley’s residence.  Upon the Deputies arrival at Ackley’s residence, Ackley was taken into custody without incident.

Detectives with the Major Crimes Unit were called to assist with the investigation.  During interviews with Ida Arnel and Ackley, Detectives learned Ackley and the Arnel’s, had been drinking alcohol (beer), at Ackley’s residence earlier in the night, and there were no problems or altercations between the three parties.  The Arnel’s left Ackley’s residence and returned a few minutes later to look for a missing boot that James left behind.  While they were looking for James boot in the driveway near their vehicle, Ackley exited his trailer and fired approximately ten rounds from a firearm in the direction of the Arnel’s.  At least one round struck James in the torso, subsequently killing him.  Ida was not struck with a bullet, but had a laceration on her left arm, possibly from shattered glass.
 
Ackley later admitted to Detectives that he thought people were at his residence to steal from him when the Arnel’s returned to the residence.  Ackley stated he fired an AR-15 type rifle during the shooting. Ackley was subsequently arrested for Murder and booked into the Shasta County Jail.
 
James Arnel was pronounced deceased at the scene, due to an apparent gunshot wound.  Further details of James Arnel’s injuries, pending an autopsy later this week.

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JUNE 2014

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DATE/TIME: 06/26/14 @ 06:10 P.M.
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Keith Sharp #172
CASE #14-23488
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6540
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Quentin Johnston #164

CRIME/INCIDENT: 664/211 PC-Attempted Robbery
LOCATION: Burney Rite Aid
VICTIM(S): Rite Aid
SUSPECT(S): White Male Adult, 20-30’s, Short Beard/Lighter Colored, Approximately 6’0, 160 lbs., Dark Hooded Sweatshirt, Black Beanie, Dark Pants, and Aviator type Sun Glasses. 

SYNOPSIS:

On Thursday, June 26, 2014, at approximately 04:51 P.M., an employee of the Burney Rite Aid called 911 to report an attempted robbery. Deputies from the Burney Station responded, and arrived moments after the initial call. The employee reported the suspect gave an employee at the pharmacy a demand note. The suspect left after a few moments. Deputies conducted an extensive search of the area, but were unable to locate the suspect. More information will be released, including surveillance video, as it becomes available. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (530)245-6540.

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DATE/TIME: 06/26/14 at 1300 hours
CASE #: SCSO 14-23377
 *****UPDATE AND FINAL PRESS RELEASE**** 
CONTACT OFFICER: Captain Anthony Bertain #143
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530)225-3700 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6025 
BY: Captain Anthony Bertain #143

CRIME/INCIDENT: 245PC Assault Deadly Weapon
LOCATION: 3818 Main Street, Cottonwood CA 
SUSPECT(S): Richard Ryan Compton, 35
CHARGES:
 245 (a)(1) PC-Assault with a Deadly Weapon
 148(A)(1)-Resist/Delay Arrest
 594 (a)(2)-Vandalism
 11550 HS-Under the Influence of Controlled Substance
VICTIM(S): Donna Atmore; Charles Atmore
   
SYNOPSIS: 

On 06/25/2014 at 1933 hours, Deputies were dispatched to 3818 Main Street in Cottonwood for a just reported stabbing. Callers reported seeing two victims with visual wounds inside the trailer park. Upon arriving at scene, Deputies attempted to make contact with the suspect who had barricaded himself inside a trailer. After an approximate two hour standoff the subject exited the trailer and was taken into custody without incident. The suspect was transported to Mercy Hospital for treatment and was medically cleared before being booked in Shasta County Jail for assault with a deadly weapon. Both victims were transported to Mercy Hospital and treated for their injuries.

The suspect in the case has been identified as Richard Ryan Compton, age 35. Compton was booked on the above listed charges.

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DATE/TIME: 6/26/2014 at 1200 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Barry Powell
CASE # 14-23302, 14-23360
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 351-5240
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sgt. Powell  

CRIME/INCIDENT:
 11358 H&S- Marijuana Cultivation
 11359 H&S- Poss. Marijuana for Sale
 182 PC- Conspiracy
 602 k PC- Trespass
 29800(a)(1)PC – felon poss. firearm
 17.88.320 SCC- Marijuana Ordinance
LOCATION: Bella Vista, CA and Trinity Alps Preserve, Ono CA.
VICTIM(S): State of California 
SUSPECTS(S):
 Lopez, Felix Guerra HMA, Chandler, AZ, 57 years old
 Apareso, Sestos Arieso HMA, Corning, CA, 41 years old
 Sanchez, Pedro JR.  HMA, Sunnyvale, CA, 35 years old

SYNOPSIS:

On 6/25/2014, Agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Marijuana Investigative Team and Fish and Wildlife entered a private piece of property located in a rural area near Bella Vista on a report of trespassing and marijuana cultivation. Lopez and Apareso were found caring for two marijuana cultivation sites.  Evidence supported illegal marijuana cultivation.  Lopez was found to be residing in Chandler Arizona and Apareso was found to be in the United States on a work visa.  A total of 203 marijuana plants were eradicated and both subjects were booked into the Shasta County Jail for illegal trespassing, illegal cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale and conspiracy.

Later that day, agents contacted Pedro Sanchez off Bland Road in Ono, regarding a possible illegal marijuana cultivation site.  During contact, a 9mm semi-auto handgun was found at the cultivation site. Sanchez was found to be an ex-felon and currently on felony for probation for marijuana cultivation out of Santa Clara County.  Sanchez was arrested for being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm.
Sanchez was also found to be violating the Shasta County Marijuana Ordinance. Agents eradicated and destroyed 99 marijuana plants that Sanchez was caring for.

Agents along with personnel from Shasta County Planning conducted marijuana investigations at five different properties; four within the Trinity Alps Preserve and one off of Dry Creek Road. Agents could not find any Health and Safety code violations but found the growing operations were in violation of the Shasta County Marijuana Ordinance.  A total of 566 marijuana plants were eradicated and destroyed from the five sites. 

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DATE/TIME: 06/25/14, 1933 hours
CASE #: SCSO 14-23377
CONTACT OFFICER: Deputy Maul #151
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 225-3700 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Deputy Maul #151

CRIME/INCIDENT: 245PC Assault Deadly Weapon
LOCATION: 3818 Main Street, Cottonwood CA 
SUSPECT(S): Unknown adult white male
VICTIM(S): Donna Atmore; Charles Atmore
  
SYNOPSIS: 

On 06/25/2014 at 1933 hours, Deputies were dispatched to 3818 Main Street in Cottonwood for a just reported stabbing. Callers reported seeing two victims with visual wounds inside the trailer park. Upon arriving at scene, Deputies attempted to make contact with the suspect who had barricaded himself inside a trailer. After an approximate two hour standoff the subject exited the trailer and was taken into custody without incident. Suspect was transported to Mercy Hospital for treatment and was medically cleared before being booked in Shasta County Jail for assault with a deadly weapon. Both victims were transported to Mercy Hospital and treated for their injuries.

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DATE/TIME: 06/24/2014
CONTACT OFFICER: Coroner Investigator Jenelle Bartolo
CORONER CASE # C14-0631 and C14-0632
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6706
BY: Jenelle Bartolo                                  

LOCATION: Redding, California              
VICTIM(S):
 #1 Christen Allenclark of Redding, DOB 8/17/1980
 #2 Ray Dakota Scholfield of Redding, DOB 07/29/1991

SYNOPSIS:

On 06/20/2014, the Redding Police Department responded to a stabbing at 1616 Willis St. in Redding.  During the investigation, a stabbing victim was found deceased and officers from the Redding Police Department encountered an armed subject who was subsequently shot by officers.  The subject shot by officers also died at the scene. 

A postmortem exam was conducted on both deceased subjects by the Shasta County Coroner’s Office.  The victim of the stabbing has been identified as Christen Allenclark.  Circumstances regarding Allenclark’s death are being investigated by the Redding Police Department. 

The suspect shot by responding officers has been identified as Ray Dakota Scholfield.  Circumstances regarding Scholfield death are being investigated by the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office.  All questions regarding these cases should be referred to the respective Investigating Agency.

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DATE/TIME: 06/20/14, 1100 hours
CASE #: SCSO 14-22501/RPD 14-43619
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Brian Jackson ID# 150
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER:  (530)245-6172 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER:  (530)245-6025 

BY: Sgt. Brian Jackson ID# 150
CRIME/INCIDENT:
 Incident #1 - 187 PC: Murder
 Incident #2 - Officer Involved Shooting
LOCATION: 1616 Willis Street, Redding CA 
SUSPECT(S): Incident #1 and #2 – Pending Identification, Family Notification
VICTIM(S):
 Incident #1: #1 Pending Identification, Family Notification
 Incident #2: #2 Redding Police Officer
              #3 Redding Police Officer
       #4 Redding Police Officer
   
SYNOPSIS:

On Friday 06/20/14 at 0147 hours, officers with the Redding Police Department were called to 1616 Willis Street, Redding for a reported disturbance where a subject, hereafter referred to as Victim, was reported as being stabbed.  Upon officer’s arrival, they encountered a Suspect in the front yard of 1616 Willis Street who brandished a large butcher’s knife at the officers, within close proximity to them.  Three officers subsequently fired their duty weapons at the Suspect out of fear for their personal safety, the other officer’s safety, and the safety of family members on scene.  The Suspect was struck multiple times by officer’s gunfire.  EMS personnel arrived a short time later, at which time the Suspect was pronounced dead. 

Responding Officers quickly learned that the Victim, inside the residence, had suffered multiple stab wounds and was found deceased.  Witnesses on scene told officers that the Suspect stabbed the Victim prior to officer’s arrival. 

No other persons at the residence or neighboring residences were injured during either incident.  The three involved officers were not injured.  They have been placed on paid Administrative Leave, pending an internal investigation pursuant to Redding Police Department policy.  There are no outstanding suspects stemming from these incidents.

The Shasta County Multi-Agency Officer Involved Critical Incident Protocol was initiated by the Redding Police Department.  The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit is handling the criminal investigation with regards to the Officer Involved Shooting incident.  The Redding Police Department is conducting the homicide investigation regarding the murder of the Victim. Autopsies are scheduled for the first part of next week for the Victim and the Suspect.  The public can expect the Victim and Suspect identities to be formally released next week, after the autopsies.  The involved officer’s names are also expected to be released next week, once the officer involved shooting investigation has been concluded.

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DATE/TIME: 6/18/2014 at 1300 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Barry Powell
CASE # 14-22225
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 351-5240
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sgt. Powell  

CRIME/INCIDENT: 11358 H&S- Marijuana Cultivation
LOCATION: Steelhead Trail/Hwy 44 east of Palo Cedro, CA
VICTIM(S): State of California 
SUSPECTS(S): Unknown

SYNOPSIS:

On 6/18/2014, Agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Marijuana Investigative Team and the Shasta Interagency Narcotic Task Force served a Shasta County Superior Court search warrant at a parcel located in a rural area off Steelhead Trail and Highway 44, east of Palo Cedro in Shasta County. 

During the investigation multiple green houses at three separate sites on the property were located. A total of 1,107 growing marijuana plants were found growing on the property and subsequently eradicated. Shasta County Code Enforcement also responded to the scene and conducted a separate investigation. No suspects were located on the property and further investigation continues with identifying the suspects.

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DATE/TIME: 06-13-14
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Michael Peery
CASE # 14-21527
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sergeant Michael Peery 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Residential Burglary    
LOCATION: 18000 block of Old Oasis Road
SUSPECT: WMA approx. 6-0, 175 lbs. / white T-shirt, tan shorts, approx. age 25 yrs.
VICTIM: Eric Brown

SYNOPSIS: 

On Friday, 06-13-14, at approximately 1015 hours, Eric Brown arrived at his residence and found a WMA dressed in a full ghillie suit removing property from his residence. The suspect ran south west from the residence into a heavily wooded area. Members of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol Air Operations and Redding Police Department attempted to set up a perimeter around where the suspect fled. Deputy Fleming and his canine partner Thor, started to track the suspect from where the suspect was last seen. Thor picked up the sent quickly and was able to follow it for approximately a mile. During the track, Thor located the hat, the top part of the ghillie suit, the bottoms of the ghillie suit and approximately $650.00 worth of stolen items from Brown’s residence. These items were strewn about with the first item located approximately 100 ft. into the track and the last one being located approximately 2000 ft. into the track.

After approximately three hours of searching for the suspect, the search was called off. The suspect is still outstanding and considered armed and dangerous. The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation and will be examining the located items for DNA evidence in the hope of identifying a suspect.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the citizens in the area of Old Oasis Road for their assistance during this search. Anyone who has information about this crime, is urged to contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Investigation Team @ 245-6135.

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DATE/TIME: 6/11/14 1100 hrs.  
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Jason Barnhart 
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3706 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Lt. Mark Lillibridge

CRIME/INCIDENT: Acid bombs
LOCATION: Happy Valley Road & Oak Street, Happy Valley CA 
SUSPECT(S): Unknown

SYNOPSIS: 

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is investigating (2) separate incidents of acid bombs being placed into mailboxes in the Happy Valley area. One incident took place on Happy Valley Road and the other approx. (2) miles away on Oak Street.  Both incidents had a plastic soda type bottle filled with an unknown type acid and possible tin foil activator.  This causes a chemical reaction causing the bottle to burst. This type of explosion can cause damage and injury.

A press release was issued to inform citizens of the danger and to have them report anything suspicious. The Sheriff’s Office has (2) separate ongoing investigations to identify the responsible suspect(s). No injuries were sustained in either incident, but property damage did occur.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office.

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DATE/TIME: 6/11/2014 1100hrs.   
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt Jason Barnhart 
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3706  
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sgt Jason Barnhart  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Acid Bombs
LOCATION: Happy Valley Area 
SUSPECTS(S): Unknown 

SYNOPSIS:

Over the last two nights several acid bombs have been found in mail boxes in the Happy Valley area. These acid bombs have caused damage and can be dangerous due to the spread of acid to the immediate area after being set off. The acid bombs found in Happy Valley were of a size that would cause injury to anyone handling the items.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents or anyone finding containers or other suspicious objects are encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 530-245-6540. 

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DATE: June 5, 2014
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Matt Mitchell     
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6199
BY: Sergeant Matt Mitchell

SYNOPSIS: 

Offender Edward Cubine was placed on the Sheriff’s Alternative Custody Program to attend a work release work site, while wearing a GPS ankle monitor.  Cubine intentionally allowed his battery in his assigned GPS monitor to completely discharge.  Alternative Custody Personnel had lost the ability to track Cubine and his whereabouts were unknown.  Cubine was charged with felony Escape and was subsequently convicted to a 16 month sentence in State Prison. 

Offender Christopher Apperson was placed on the Sheriff’s Alternative Custody Program to attend a work release work site, while wearing a GPS ankle monitor.  Apperson intentionally allowed his battery in his assigned GPS monitor to completely discharge.  Alternative Custody Personnel had lost the ability to track Apperson and his whereabouts were unknown.  Apperson was charged with felony Escape after he admitted to forcibly removing the GPS monitor after it discharged and throwing it where it could not be recovered.  Apperson was subsequently convicted to a 7 year, 4 month sentence in State Prison. 

 

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DATE/TIME: 06-08-14 0530 hrs. 
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom
CASE # 14-20730
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom  

CRIME/INCIDENT:
 2800.2(a) VC - Felony Evading
 23103(a) VC – Reckless Driving
 14601.1(a) VC – Driving on Suspended License
 22350 VC – Basic Speed Law
 22450(a) VC – Stop Requirements
 273a(a) PC Child Endangerment
LOCATION: Red Bluff Ave at Hardenbrook Ave, Shasta Lake City  
SUSPECT: #1 Snell, David Ray, 35 years of Redding, CA.
VICTIM: State of California  

SYNOPSIS:

On Saturday, June 7th, 2014 at 2035 hours, Deputy Ray Breshears was on patrol in the City of Shasta Lake, when he noticed a motorcycle fail to stop at the stop sign at Red Bluff Ave, and Hardenbrook Ave.  The motorcycle was being operated by an unknown white male adult and there was an unidentified white female passenger.  The male continued to accelerate through city streets and failed to stop at stop signs.  The male accelerated down Front St. next to the skate park, endangering numerous juveniles and adults, who were using the park.
 
Deputy Breshears was able to catch up to the motorcycle in an attempt to make a vehicle stop at Grand River Ave. and Front St.  The male looked at Deputy Breshears and accelerated away.  Deputy Breshears had his emergency lights and siren activated.  The male went north on Mussel Shoals Ave.  The male continued to accelerate away from Deputy Breshears and failed to stop at stop signs.  Near Mussel Shoals Ave and Koch St, the motorcycle slowed and the female jumped off the motorcycle.
 
The male continued to the very north end of Mussel Shoals, where he abandoned the motorcycle in a yard and fled.  He jumped fences, removed his helmet and ran ignoring verbal orders to stop.  Deputy Breshears chased him on foot, but lost him in the thick brush.  A perimeter was set up using Deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office and California Highway Patrol Officers.  The CHP helicopter assisted with a search of the suspect.
Sheriff’s Office K-9 Larus arrived soon after the perimeter was set up and was deployed.  Larus found the suspect hiding in some bushes approximately ¼ mile away from where he abandoned the motorcycle.  Announcements were made for the suspect to come out.  He did not comply with orders from Deputies, and K-9 Larus was deployed.  David Ray Snell was the person hiding in the bushes and was taken into custody after refusing to comply with deputies’ orders.  Snell was identified as the driver of the motorcycle.

Snell was medically cleared at SRMC and later booked at the Shasta County Jail, for felony evading, reckless driving, child endangerment and other above listed charges.  The female was located and not identified due to only being a witness.  She had some scrapes, refused medical treatment and was interviewed and released.

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DATE/TIME: June 6, 2014, 1230 hours 
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Randall #192        
CASE #14-19578 / RPD #14-37924 
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6142
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025  

BY: Detective Randall
CRIME/INCIDENT:  211 PC- Robbery / 459 PC- Burglary 
LOCATION: Travels Center of America (T.A.) Truck Stop Knighton Road Redding, CA
VICTIM(S):
 Scott, Ronald of Redding, CA
 Travel Centers of America T.A. Truck Stop Knighton Road    
SUSPECT: Snell, Aaron Jeremy 25 year old male, of Roseburg, OR 

SYNOPSIS:

On May 28th, 2014, about 2312 hours, deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office responded to a vehicle burglary which occurred in the parking lot of Win River Casino.  Ronald Schmidt of Redding, California reported seeing an unknown suspect inside his truck when he exited the casino.  The unknown man fled from Schmidt’s vehicle and the suspect was not identified.  Among the items stolen from Schmidt’s vehicle was a handgun.  Investigating deputies entered the weapon’s serial number into a law enforcement database used to identify stolen property.

On May 30th, 2014, at approximately 2050 hours, deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Travel Centers of America Truck Stop located at 19483 Knighton Road for a reported armed robbery.  When deputies arrived on scene they contacted several witnesses including an employee who reported being robbed.  The suspect was described as a Hispanic or Asian male standing approximately 5’07” tall and weighing about 160 pounds with short brown hair and brown eyes.  According to witness statements, the suspect provided the cashier a note which indicated he was in possession of a gun and demanded money.  The suspect stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the business before exiting the building. 

After the suspect committed the robbery, a patron of the business saw the suspect exit the store and walk toward an unoccupied vehicle in the parking lot.  The patron was not aware the suspect had just committed a robbery; however, the patron observed the suspect kneel and place a handgun on the ground.  The witness alerted deputies to the location of the handgun, which was recovered at the scene.  A record check on the recovered firearm indicated it was reported stolen by Schmidt on May 28th, 2014, when his vehicle was burglarized. 

The robbery of the truck stop was captured on video surveillance, which was provided to detectives.  On June 3rd, 2014, a press release regarding both the burglary and robbery investigation was generated and included a still photograph of the suspect.

On June 6, 2014, at about 1240 hours, a witness contacted detectives with information regarding the identity of the person depicted in the still surveillance photograph.  The witness identified the suspect as possibly being 25 year old Aaron Jeremy Snell of Roseburg, Oregon.  The witness tip led detectives to Tehama County where Snell was arrested and incarcerated on June 1, 2014, by a Fish and Game Warden on unrelated charges.

Detectives used Snell’s booking photograph to identify him in the video surveillance procured from the T.A. Truck Stop robbery.  Additionally, the cashier who received the demand note from Snell during the robbery was able to identify him in a photographic lineup. 

In the course of this investigation, deputies learned the Redding Police Department was investigating a residential burglary, which was reported on May 30th, 2014, in the 4300 Block of Heather Ridge Road.  The residents at the location told police an unknown suspect(s) entered their residence while they were asleep and stole several items.  In addition, the suspect(s) stole their 2013 Honda Accord.  Investigators learned Snell was in possession of the resident’s property at the time of his arrest on June 1, 2014, when he was taken into custody by the Fish and Game Warden.
 
The Sheriff’s Office Detectives and Redding Police Investigations joined their investigative efforts and pieced together Snell’s involvement in the reported thefts.  Detectives from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office met with Snell at the Shasta County Jail where they interviewed him regarding his involvement in the vehicle burglary at Win River Casino, the residential burglary on Heather Ridge Road, and the robbery of the T.A. Truck Stop.  Snell admitted his involvement in all three incidents and was subsequently booked at the Shasta County Jail where he is held on $50,000.00 bail.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office and Redding Police Department would like to thank the witness who came forward with information leading to Snell’s arrest.

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DATE/TIME: June 4th, 2014 @ 1220 hours  
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Keith Sharp
CASE # 14-8773
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6099   
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025   

CRIME/INCIDENT: Warrant Arrest
SUSPECT: James Scott Rowton Sr. (DOB: 03/16/1948)
LOCATION: Redding, CA  
 
SYNOPSIS:

On Wednesday, 6/4/14, at approximately 1220 hours, Detectives from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office arrested James Scott Rowton, Sr. of Cottonwood, CA. Rowton was in the parking lot of the Texaco Gas Station on the corner of Bechelli Ln. and S. Bonnyview Rd. where he was apprehended and placed under arrest.  Rowton had an active felony warrant issued for his arrest in connection with crimes of forcible rape, oral copulation with a minor, and lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 by force.  Rowton is a convicted sex offender and is a PC 290 sex registrant who is listed on the Megan’s Law website.  Rowton is currently being held in the Shasta County Jail in lieu of $1,000,000.00 bail.

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DATE: June 4, 2014
CONTACT OFFICER: Captain John Hubbard    
CASE #: 14-18153 / 14-20105
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6135
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Captain John Hubbard 

INCIDENT: Missing Person at Risk / Death Unknown
LOCATION: Lower Springs Road Area   
VICTIM(S): Hawkins, Michael Andrew DOB 09/20/1963

SYNOPSIS:

On May 21, 2014, Deputies of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office took a missing persons report regarding Michael Andrew Hawkins (age 50) of Redding. During the ensuing 13 days, several investigative tools were utilized in an attempt to locate Michael Hawkins.  A ground search was conducted in the surrounding rural area of Michael Hawkins residence, and Critical Reach bulletins were disseminated throughout California to law enforcement agencies, missing person organizations and volunteers.

On June 3, 2014, Deputies were dispatched to the report of a deceased male located in an area off Lower Springs Road.  Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Coroner personnel responded and took custody of the deceased male.

On June 4, 2014, an autopsy was conducted and the deceased individual was positively identified as Michael Andrew Hawkins.  The cause of death has been classified as undetermined.

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DATE/TIME: 06/02/14  1900 hrs.
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Logan Stonehouse 
CASE # 14-19957
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6096 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
Y: Sgt. Logan Stonehouse  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Traffic Collision- Vehicle vs. Bicyclist
LOCATION: Shasta Dam Blvd. at Median Ave.  City of Shasta Lake, CA 96019
VICTIM(S): Name being withheld due to being a juvenile.
DRIVER(S): Wilke, Caleb Julian (DOB- 02/17/89)
         
SYNOPSIS:
 
On Monday, 06/02/14, at approximately 1703 hrs., deputies from the City of Shasta Lake were dispatched to a traffic collision.  SHASCOM advised the collision involved a vehicle vs. bicyclist.

Upon further investigation, it was determined there were three vehicles traveling eastbound on Shasta Dam Blvd.  The first vehicle stopped for a pedestrian who was getting ready to cross the roadway in a crosswalk at the intersection of Shasta Dam Blvd. at Median Ave.  The second vehicle swerved to the left to avoid a collision with the vehicle that stopped prior to the crosswalk.  A third vehicle, driven by Caleb Wilke, swerved to the right and collided with a juvenile bicyclist, who was in the bike lane, and a light pole.  The bicyclist was transported to a local hospital and her injuries are unknown at this time.  This collision is still under investigation but it does not appear that alcohol or drugs were a factor.

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MAY 2014

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DATE/TIME: 05-31-14 0230 hrs. 
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom
CASE # 14-19578
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom  

CRIME/INCIDENT: 211 PC - Robbery
LOCATION: 19483 Knighton Rd. TA Truck Stop  
SUSPECT: Unknown
VICTIM: TA Truck Stop 

SYNOPSIS:

On Friday, May 30th, 2014 at 2056 hours, employees of the TA Truck Stop reported a robbery inside their store.  An unknown male adult entered the Truck Stop and presented a note to an employee stating he was armed with a gun and was demanding cash. The unknown male took an undisclosed amount of money and left the store.  The male put a handgun down in the parking lot, which was recovered by deputies. The male was last seen in the area of Knighton Rd. and I-5. A search of the area by Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputies and the California Highway Patrol Helicopter met with negative results.

The unknown male was described as either Hispanic or Native American, between 20-25 years old.  He is approximately 5-7 tall with dark hair and a light mustache.  He was last seen wearing a dark blue shirt and blue jeans. This incident is still under investigation.  Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office at 245-6540 or 245-6025.

 

 

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DATE/TIME: May 27, 2014
CONTACT OFFICER:Sergeant Pat Kropholler
CASE # 14-19075
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6149
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sergeant Pat Kropholler 

CRIME/INCIDENT:  245(a)(2) PC- Assault with a Deadly Weapon
LOCATION:  Airport Road Anderson, California
VICTIM(S): Cisneros, Jesus DOB 8-4-1994, 19 year old male, resident of Redding
SUSPECT(S): Criner, Cass DOB 2-13-1977 37 year old male, resident of Redding

SYNOPSIS:

On Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at approximately 0957 hours, deputies of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office responded to 8005 Sans Souci Drive Redding, California for a reported disturbance.  When deputies arrived, they contacted several people at that location regarding an ongoing domestic dispute.  While the deputies were en route, an anonymous person reported that some of the involved parties were in possession of firearms.  Deputies were unable to contact the anonymous reporting party to ascertain further information regarding the presence of firearms.

Deputies contacted and identified the involved parties and the matter was resolved by some of the people leaving the scene.  Deputies stood by to maintain the peace while person(s) who departed the residence gathered belongings and left.  At that point, based upon statements made by the involved parties, firearms did not appear to be a factor in the disturbance. 

Shortly thereafter that call for service was handled, law enforcement received a second call for service from 19 year old Jesus Cisneros of Redding, California.  Cisneros reported he was driving in the area of Airport Road near Dersh Road.  Cisneros told deputies a man known to him as Cass shot the vehicle he was driving with a firearm.  Cisneros provided deputies with a description of the suspect vehicle, which was broadcast via SHASCOM to allied law enforcement.

Within minutes of the broadcast regarding the suspect vehicle, Deputy Gardner of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office spotted the suspect vehicle traveling near the City of Shasta Lake.  Deputy Gardner conducted a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle at the intersection of Highway 151 and Cascade Boulevard and detained three occupants whom were identified as follows: 35 year old Hillary Criner of Redding, California, 37 year old Cass Criner of Redding, and 31 year old Henry Martin of Redding, California.  All three were detained pending further investigation. 

During the course of this investigation, Cass was identified as the person who fired a gun at the vehicle Cisneros was driving.  The vehicle Cisneros was driving at the time of this incident was damaged; however, there were no reported injuries resulting from his shooting.  A search of the vehicle Cass was stopped in by law enforcement yielded evidence pertaining to this crime and deputies recovered multiple firearms, which were seized pending further action. 

Cass was interviewed regarding this investigation and subsequently admitted his involvement during an interview with Sheriff’s Office Detectives.  Cass was booked at the Shasta County Jail for violating section 245(a)(2)PC- Assault with a firearm.  This matter is still under investigation by the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit; therefore, more information will be released pending further investigation.

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DATE/TIME: 5/20/2014 at 0917 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Barry Powell
CASE # 14-17937
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 351-5240
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER:  (530) 245-6025
BY: Sgt. Powell  

CRIME/INCIDENT:
 11358 H&S- Marijuana Cultivation
 11359 H&S- Possession of Marijuana for Sale  
 11379.6 H&S- Manufacturing Controlled Substance                                           
 25800 PC- Armed while committing a felony
 182 PC- Conspiracy  
 653X PC- Use of 911 line with intent to harass 
 148(a)(1) PC- Obstruct/Delay officer                       
                                    
LOCATION: 5370 Hopekay Lane Anderson, CA
VICTIM(S): State of California 
SUSPECTS(S):
 #1- Benno, James Michae, 48 years old- Anderson, CA
 #2- Benno, Logan Wayne, 19 years old- Anderson, CA
 #3- Benno, Jacob  Daniel, 22 years old- Anderson, CA
 #4- Dippold, Elias Jacob, 24 years old- Transient New Hamshire          

SYNOPSIS:

On 5/14/2014, Agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Marijuana Investigative Team and the Shasta Interagency Narcotic Task Force served a search warrant at 5370 Hopekay Lane Anderson, CA in Shasta County.  Upon arrival, contact was made with all four listed subjects. James Benno and Logan Benno failed to comply with verbal orders by Agents during the initial contact.  During the course of the search warrant, evidence supporting marijuana sales and evidence of manufacturing honey oil was found.  A total of 101 growing marijuana plants were eradicated and destroyed from a marijuana cultivation site. Approximately 50+ pounds of processed marijuana was found along with functional digital scales and bulk U.S. Currency in the amount of $5,300 was seized.  Seven firearms, which included an AR-15 semi auto assault rifle with multiple 30 round magazines’ was found and seized.  Dippold was interviewed and released on scene.  James Benno, Logan Benno and Jacob Benno were arrested and subsequently booked into the Shasta County Jail.

Personnel from the Shasta County Planning Department also responded and conducted a separate investigation regarding code violations.  The marijuana cultivation was found to be out of compliance under the Shasta County Marijuana Ordinance.

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DATE/TIME: 05/18/14, 2345 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Brian Jackson ID# 150 
CASE # 14-17732
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER:   530-245-6172
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025  
BY: Sergeant Brian Jackson ID# 150

CRIME/INCIDENT: 664/187 PC: Attempted Homicide
LOCATION: 16000 Emmett Lane, Anderson (Happy Valley) CA
VICTIM(S): Corona, Paul James; DOB: 11/20/84; 29 Years Old WMA
                 Emmett Lane, Anderson (Happy Valley) CA
SUSPECT(S): Lawrence, Dylan Albert; DOB: 12/31/87: 26 Years Old WMA 
                 Emmett Lane, Anderson (Happy Valley) CA

SYNOPSIS: 

On 05/18/14, Sunday, at 1856 hours, Deputies with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a reported shots fired call in the 16000 block of Emmett Lane, Anderson (Happy Valley), CA. While enroute deputies received updated information from dispatch that one person had been shot from a handgun and the shooting suspect had returned to his residence. Upon deputies arrival they contacted the suspect, identified by witnesses as Dylan Albert Lawrence, at his residence. Lawrence was detained by Deputies pending further investigation.  Deputies were then directed to the Victim’s residence where they found, Paul James Corona in the yard who suffered at least one gunshot wound to
the right leg. Corona was transported to Mercy Hospital for treatment.  Corona’s injuries are considered non-life threatening. 

Detectives from the Major Crimes Unit were called out to assist and are handling the shooting investigation. Detectives continue to follow up on preliminary information and witness statements to determine a motive behind the shooting. As a result of the preliminary investigation by Deputies and Detectives, Lawrence was arrested and booked into the Shasta County Jail for Attempted Homicide, 664/187 PC.

 

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DATE/TIME: 5/14/2014 at 1100 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Barry Powell
CASE # 14-17072
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 351-5240
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sgt. Powell  

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  11358 H&S- Marijuana Cultivation
  11359 H&S- Possession of Marijuana for Sale  
  11379.6 H&S- Manufacturing Controlled Substance                                           
  25800 PC- Armed while committing a felony
  182 PC- Conspiracy                                  

LOCATION:   Straight Arrow Rd. Ono, CA
VICTIM(S):  State of California 
SUSPECTS(S):Suspect #1- McCarthy, Nathaniel James- 22 years old- Anderson, CA

SYNOPSIS: 

On 5/14/2014, Agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Marijuana Investigative Team and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife served a search warrant at a parcel located in a rural area off Straight Arrow Rd. Ono, CA in Shasta County.  

During entry into the property one white male adult was detained.  The white male adult (WMA) was, identified as Nathan James McCarthy from Anderson, CA. Agents found evidence supporting marijuana sales and evidence of manufacturing honey oil.  A total of 529 growing marijuana plants were eradicated and destroyed from three green houses.   An unloaded 12 gauge shotgun was also found during the search.  McCarthy was interviewed and released on scene.  Two additional suspects have been identified and the case will be submitted to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office for review on the listed charges. Shasta County Code Enforcement also responded to the scene and conducted a separate investigation. Additional County Code violations and California Fish and Wildlife violations will also be filed.

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DATE/TIME: 05/14/2014 @ 1528 Hrs.
CONTACT OFFICER : Coroner’s Office        
CASE #  C14-0492
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER:    530-225-5551
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER:  
BY: Teri Veazey

CRIME/INCIDENT: Fire Victim 
LOCATION: 901 N. Market St. 
VICTIM(S): Jones, Micheal Todd, 44 year old male

SYNOPSIS:

Decedent has been identified and a postmortem examination was conducted today by Forensic Pathologist Dr. Raven.  Cause of death is pending.  

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DATE/TIME: 05/10/14  1345 hrs.
CONTACT OFFICER:  Sgt. Logan Stonehouse 
CASE # 14-16538
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6096 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY: Sgt. Logan Stonehouse  

CRIME/INCIDENT: 2800.2 CVC- Evading, 273(a) PC- Child Endangerment, 496(d) PC- Possession of Stolen Vehicle.
LOCATION: 1495 Lake Blvd. (Tower Mart) Redding, CA
VICTIM(S): State of California
SUSPECTS(S): Byrd, Nicklas Ray  (DOB- 10/19/94)
  
SYNOPSIS:
 
On Saturday, 05/10/14, at approximately 1103 hrs., a deputy from the City of Shasta Lake Station spotted a possible stolen vehicle, at the Tower Mart on Lake Blvd, which was reported stolen earlier in the day to the Redding Police Department.  The vehicle was described as a black/grey Ford Ranger super cab pickup.

The deputy attempted to initiate a felony stop on the vehicle at which time the vehicle failed to yield and began fleeing from the deputy.  A pursuit ensued with speeds up to 90 mph.  The suspect, later identified as Nicklas Byrd, fled on Oasis Rd. towards Beltline Rd and into the City of Redding.  Due to being in a residential neighborhood, the pursuing deputy slowed down and lost sight of the vehicle for a brief time.  The vehicle was then spotted going through a greenbelt area towards the area of Caterpillar Rd.  The vehicle stopped near the Comfort Suites Inn at 1195 Caterpillar Rd. and three occupants fled from the vehicle.

All occupants were located and detained without any further incident.  Two of the occupants were determined to be juveniles and were later released to their parents.  The driver, Byrd, was arrested for felony evading, felony child endangerment, and possession of a stolen vehicle.

 

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DATE/TIME: 5/7/2014 1400 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Barry Powell
CASE # 14-16114 and 14-16153
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 722-9161
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sgt. Powell  

CRIME/INCIDENT:
 11358 H&S- Marijuana Cultivation
 11359 H&S-Possession of Marijuana for sale
 17.88.320/1.08.010  Shasta County MJ Ordinance
LOCATION:
 #1 3578 Fiddlers Rd.  Ono, CA
 #2 Fiddlers Rd. Ono, CA   APN # 043-080-007-000
VICTIM(S): State of California 
SUSPECTS(S):
 Location #1: Case still under investigation pending identifying suspects
 Location #2: Alvarez, Juan Diego HMA 22 years old  San Jose, CA
 
SYNOPSIS:

On 5/7/2014, The Shasta County Sheriff’s Marijuana Investigative Team assisted by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Shasta County Code Enforcement served a search warrant located at 3578 Fiddlers Rd. in the area of Trinity Alps Preserve in Western Shasta County.  A total of 65 growing marijuana plants ranging from 2-4 feet were eradicated from a green house.  The property was determined not to have any permitted structures in violation of Shasta County Marijuana ordinance 17.88.320/1.08.010.  At a second location off Fiddler’s Rd. Agents located a HMA hiding in a drainage ditch during entry into two marijuana cultivations sites.  A total of 531 marijuana plants were eradicated.  The HMA was identified as Juan Diego Alvarez out of San Jose, CA.  No medical marijuana recommendations were located during the investigation.  Alvarez was found to have active warrants for his arrest out of Santa Clara County.  Alvarez was subsequently booked into the Shasta County Jail on the warrants and the listed charges.

 

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DATE: 05/06/2014
CONTACT OFFICER: Coroner Investigator Jenelle Bartolo
CORONER CASE # C14-0462
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6706
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025   
BY: Jenelle Bartolo                                  

LOCATION: Lake Blvd between St. Marks and Clay Streets, Redding, CA              
DECEDENT: Charlene June Ostergren, DOB: 06/28/1959

SYNOPSIS:

Shasta County Coroner’s Office has identified the person who was struck by the vehicle on Monday, May 5 2014, as Charlene June Ostergren.  The accident is being investigated by Redding Police Department.

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DATE/TIME: 5/2/2014 at 0930 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Barry Powell
CASE # 14-15437
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 351-5240
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sgt. Powell  

CRIME/INCIDENT:
 11358 H&S- Marijuana Cultivation
 11359 H&S- Possession of Marijuana for Sale                                                                             
 182 PC- Conspiracy
 25800 PC- Armed while committing a felony
LOCATION: Bully Choop Rd. Ono, CA
VICTIM(S): State of California 
SUSPECTS(S):
 #1-Donaciano, Tapia Carreno – HMA- 42 years old- Michoacan, Mexico
 #2- HMA  

SYNOPSIS:

On 5/2/2014, Agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Marijuana Investigative Team and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife served a search warrant at a parcel located in a rural area off Bully Choop Road Ono, CA in Shasta County. 

During entry into the property, one Hispanic male adult fled on foot but was apprehended after a short foot pursuit.  The HMA was identified as Tapia Carreno Donaciano.  Agents found evidence that another Hispanic male adult was possibly involved with the illegal operation and will continue to investigate additional leads on identifying the male. A total of 549 growing marijuana plants were eradicated and destroyed from a large hoop style green house. Donaciano was booked into the Shasta County Jail for the above listed charges.  Donaciano was also found to be in the United States illegally.  182 PC- Conspiracy charges will be submitted to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office for review.

A loaded .22 caliber handgun was found in a Kawasaki UTV vehicle that was located on the property.  Agents seized the UTV and a Caterpillar mini excavator that was found on the property.  Both the UTV and excavator are believed to have facilitated the illegal marijuana operation.  Additional code enforcement violations and California Fish and Wildlife violations will also be submitted.

 

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April 2014

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DATE/TIME: 4/29/2014 1656hrs.   
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt Jason Barnhart 
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700  
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sgt Jason Barnhart  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Possession of stolen property. Possession of narcotics for sale. Evading an officer and resisting arrest.
LOCATION: 3341 Willow Street Cottonwood, CA- Shasta County 
SUSPECTS(S):
 Wimmer, Charlotte 44yrs.
 Thomas, Richard 47yrs.
  
SYNOPSIS:

On Tuesday, April 29th 2014, deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a motorcycle on Balls Ferry Road near Riverland Drive. The operator of the motorcycle, later identified as Richard Thomas, fled leading deputies on a short pursuit which ended on Kimberly Road. During the pursuit Thomas was seen throwing ammunition from the motorcycle. At the conclusion of the pursuit Thomas resisted arrest while being taken into custody. Thomas was on active probation for a prior possession of stolen property offense and was also on the Sheriff Work Release Program wearing a GPS ankle monitor.

Deputies responded to Thomas’ residence to conduct a probation search of his home. While there deputies contacted Thomas’ girlfriend, Charlotte Wimmer, who also resided at the location. During the search 3.5 ounces of methamphetamine was located along with other narcotic paraphernalia.
While searching the property deputies recognized an antique weather vane in the yard. The weather vane was of an eagle made entirely of copper. This item matched an earlier reported weather vane stolen during a burglary in February 2014.  This item has significant local historical value. During the initial burglary investigation the victim stated the eagle weather vane had once stood atop the Diamond Hotel in Kennett, Ca. The town was later submerged under Shasta Lake when the dam was constructed.

The victim was contacted and positively identified the eagle. Thomas and Wimmer were both taken into custody and booked into the Shasta County Jail.

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DATE/TIME: 4-29-2014  
CONTACT OFFICER: Lt Tom Campbell 
CASE # N/A
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6095 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 
BY: Lt Tom Campbell
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: Drought Conditions in Shasta County
LOCATION: Shasta County 
  
SYNOPSIS:

On 4-25-14 Governor Brown issued an Executive Order to redouble state drought actions. With this in mind the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services would like to remind all residents that despite late season rains a drought does exist in the county. Most water districts within the county are under mandatory cutbacks as their allocations have been decreased. Lake Shasta is currently only at 53% of its capacity. With this in mind the Sheriff’s Office would like to remind citizens to be mindful of their water use. Below are some tips to help during this time of severe drought.

Avoid using water to clean sidewalks, driveways, parking lots and other hardscapes.

Turn off fountains and other decorative water features unless recycled or grey water is available.       

Limit vehicle washing at home by patronizing local carwashes that use recycled water.                       

Limit outdoor watering of lawns and landscaping to no more than two times a week.
 
Recreational facilities, such as city parks and golf courses, and large institutional complexes, such as schools, business parks and campuses, should immediately implement water reduction plans to reduce the use of potable water for outdoor irrigation.
 
Commercial establishments such as hotels and restaurants should take steps to reduce water usage and increase public awareness of the drought through measures such as offering drinking water only upon request and providing customers with options to avoid daily washing of towels or sheets.

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DATE/TIME: 04.28.2014 @ 1540 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Marc St. Clair
CASE # 14-14937
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6540

CRIME/INCIDENT: 246.3 PC-Discharge Firearm/Gross Negligence, 417 PC-Exhibit Firearm
LOCATION: 26000 Block of Lee Road, McArthur, California, 96056
VICTIM(S): People-State of California
SUSPECT(S): Thomas Doyle Cowan, 66 years of age 

SYNOPSIS: 

On 04.28.2014, Monday, at 1540 hours, Shascom dispatch began receiving numerous calls in regard to a male subject walking down Lee Road waving a handgun. While en route to the incident, dispatch advised responding units that the subject was now firing his gun into the air. The responding units consisted of deputies from the Burney Patrol Division and Officers from the California Highway Patrol.

Upon arrival, deputies were able to detain the subject responsible for firing his handgun. The suspect, Thomas Doyle Cowan, was extremely intoxicated. Cowan had told deputies that he was tired of the Driscoll Farms employees driving past his home at a high rate of speed. Cowan admitted to retrieving a .38 caliber revolver and shooting the firearm into the air as the employees drove by his home. The firearm was seized along with numerous other handguns and rifles from Cowan’s residence. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered one of the rifles was stolen from the SF Bay Area back in 1981.

Cowan was booked into the Shasta County Main Jail in Redding for discharging his firearm in a negligent manner and exhibiting a firearm. In regards to the stolen rifle, the charge of possession of stolen property will be submitted to the District Attorney’s Office for review and prosecution.

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DATE/TIME: 04-27-14 0500 hrs. 
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom
CASE # 14-14717
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER:  530-225-3700
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom  

CRIME/INCIDENT: 2800.1 VC Felony Evading & 23152(a) VC DUI
LOCATION: Canyon at Valley View  
SUSPECT: Carissa Clelland, 28 years of Anderson, CA.
VICTIM: State of California 

SYNOPSIS:

On Sunday, April 27th, 2014 at 0045 hours, Deputy Kyle Wallace was on patrol in the area of Girvan Rd and S/R 273 in Redding, CA.  Deputy Wallace saw a silver 2012 Volkswagen Jetta turn off of Girvan Rd and go south onto S/R 273.  He saw one of the taillights was broken and the vehicle was not maintaining its lane.  The vehicle attempted to turn into the parking lot of Win River Casino, but switched lanes and went south on Canyon Rd.  Deputy Wallace initiated an enforcement stop and the vehicle yielded at Canyon and Valley View.  Deputy Wallace contacted the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, Carissa Clelland.  Clelland displayed signs and symptoms of intoxication.  Deputy Wallace also saw significant damage to the front of the vehicle.
 
Clelland then fled the scene in her vehicle.  Deputy Wallace followed with emergency lights displayed and siren sounding.  During the pursuit, Clelland failed to maintain control of her vehicle and drove off the road several times and at one point struck a guard rail near Canyon and China Gulch roads.  She also failed to stop at the stop sign at intersection of Canyon and Happy Valley roads. The pursuit continued to the area of Happy Valley Rd and Fuzzy Ln, where Clelland drove her vehicle off the road down an approximate 100 foot embankment and then fled on foot.  Sheriff’s K-9 Larus arrived and was deployed.  Larus found Clelland hiding in some bushes approximately 70 yards from her vehicle.  She surrendered to Deputies at the scene.

During the 1.9 mile pursuit, speeds reach up to 70 MPH.   There was no other traffic on the roads at the time of the pursuit.  Deputy Wallace also learned the damage he saw on Clelland’s vehicle prior to the pursuit was from a hit and run, which had just occurred in the City of Redding.  Clelland was transported to Shasta Regional Medical Center for medical clearance before being booked at the Shasta County jail.  She was later booked for 2800.1 VC Felony Evading and 23152(a) VC Driving Under the influence.  Her vehicle was towed from the scene.  The California Highway Patrol Helicopter assisted in the search for Clelland.

 

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DATE/TIME: 4/24/2014 1100 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Barry Powell
CASE # 14-14331
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 722-9161
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sgt. Powell  

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  11358 H&S- Marijuana Cultivation
  11359 H&S- Possession of Marijuana for Sale                                                                             
  8 USC 1325- Illegal Entry
  182 PC- Conspiracy
LOCATION: Yolla Bolly Rd. Ono, CA  (Trinity Alps Preserve)
VICTIM(S): State of California 
SUSPECTS(S):
  #1-Pantoja, Baldemar Macias – HMA- 33 years old- Mexico
  #2- Padilla-Guevara, Cesar Eduardo-HMA- 30 years old- Mexico
  #3- Romero, Roberto Cervantes-HMA-31 years old-Mexico
  
SYNOPSIS:

On 4/24/2014, Agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Marijuana Investigative Team and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife served a search warrant at five separate parcels off Yolla Bolly Road, Cottonwood Creek Road and Roaring Creek Road Ono, CA in Shasta County.  During a two month long term investigation, Agents were able to determine this was a Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) operating under the guise of Prop. 215.

The listed subjects were located during entry and were taken into custody without incident.  Three weapons, which included a 9mm handgun, a 30.30 caliber rifle and a .22 caliber rifle were located during the search.  A total of 3,185 growing marijuana plants were eradicated from the listed parcels.  Additional suspects have been identified and the investigation continues.

Baldemar Macias Pantoja, Cesar Eduardo Padilla-Guevara and Roberto Cervantes Romero were transported to the Shasta County Jail and booked on the listed charges.

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DATE/TIME: 4/22/2014 1100 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Barry Powell
CASE # 14-14122
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 722-9161
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sgt. Powell  

CRIME/INCIDENT
 11358 H&S- Marijuana Cultivation
 11359 H&S- Possession of Marijuana for Sale                                                                             
 8 USC 1325- Illegal Entry
 182 PC- Conspiracy
LOCATION: Fiddler’s Rd. Ono, CA  (Trinity Alps Preserve)
VICTIM(S): State of California 
SUSPECTS(S):
 #1 - Peralta-Suarez, Gerardo – HMA- 25 years old- Michoacan, Mexico
 #2 - HMA

SYNOPSIS:

On 4/22/2014, Agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Marijuana Investigative Team and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife served search warrants at two adjoining parcels off Fiddler’s Road Ono, CA in Shasta County. 

During entry into the properties two Hispanic Males were encountered and fled on foot.  Agents were able to apprehend one of the suspects, identified as Gerardo Peralta-Suarez.  Agents found evidence that both parcels were connected by a trail system and being maintained by the same suspects.  A total of 445 growing marijuana plants were eradicated and destroyed.

Peralta-Suarez was booked into the Shasta County Jail for the listed charges.  Peralta-Suarez was found to be in the United States illegally.  182 PC - Conspiracy charges will also be submitted to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office for review.

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DATE/TIME: 04-18-14 0700 hrs. 
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom
CASE # 14-13598
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom  

CRIME/INCIDENT: 459 PC- Burglary, 594 PC- Vandalism, 182 PC- Conspiracy & 148 PC- Delay/Obstruct Peace Officer 
LOCATION: 12508 Lake Blvd, Buckeye Grange  
SUSPECT:
  #1 Cody Dulik 18 years old, from Shasta Lake
  #2 15 year old male
  #3 17 year old male  
VICTIM: Buckeye Grange  

SYNOPSIS:

On Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 0343 hours, Deputies were dispatched to 12508 Lake Blvd, in Redding for an in progress burglary.  A citizen reported seeing the lights on inside the Buckeye Grange, some movement inside and hearing voices coming from inside the building.  The citizen also reported possibly seeing smoke coming from inside the building.
The first deputy arrived on scene at 0357 hours and heard voices and movement coming from inside the building.  Other deputies along with Sheriff’s Office K-9 Larus arrived soon after and a perimeter was set up around the building.  A window was found broken and a door was found unlocked and announcements were made for the subjects to come out.  They did not comply and K-9 Larus was deployed.  Cody Dulik was found hiding inside the building and was taken into custody after refusing to comply with deputies’ orders.  Two juveniles were also found inside the building and taken into custody.

Once the three suspects were secured, no other subjects were located.  Inside the building, Deputies discovered fire extinguishers were discharged, walls were spray painted and had holes put in them.  Glass items were also broken, miscellaneous items were thrown around, food was made and eaten, marijuana was smoked and alcohol was consumed.
Dulik was medically cleared at SRMC and later booked at the Shasta County Jail, for burglary, vandalism, conspiracy and resisting arrest.  The two juveniles were booked at Shasta County Juvenile hall for burglary, vandalism and conspiracy.
The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Citizens of Shasta County for being an extra set of eyes and ears for the Sheriff’s Office and reporting this incident. 

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DATE/TIME: April 15, 2014 @ 1430 hours     
CONTACT OFFICER: Coroner Investigator Bartolo  
CASE: # C14-0384
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 225-5551   
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025   

BY: Lt. Eric Magrini #178
LOCATION: Sacramento River, upstream from Sundial Bridge 
DECEDENT: Darryl Brice Cunningham; 48-year-old male
 
SYNOPSIS: 

On 04-14-2014 at approximately 1300 hours, the Shasta County Coroner’s Office learned, from RPD, that a fisherman located a deceased body in the Sacramento River upstream from the Sundial Bridge.  The Sheriff’s Office Boating Unit responded and assisted in the recovery of the body.

The Coroner’s Office was able to identify the decedent as Darryl Brice Cunningham from Redding, CA.  A post-mortem autopsy was conducted and the cause of death is pending toxicology results.

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DATE/TIME: 04.13.2014 @ 1900 Hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Marc St. Clair #161
CASE # 14-13005
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530.245.6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530.245.6540

CRIME/INCIDENT: 246.3(a) PC-Negligent Discharge of a Firearm
LOCATION: Wooded area of Ranch Road in Round Mountain, California
VICTIM(S): Wilburn Shaver, 63 years of age. 
SUSPECT(S): Roy Davis, 32 years of age.

SYNOPSIS:
 
On 04.13.2014, Sunday, at 1900 hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a subject who was shot with a shot gun while turkey hunting in the mountainous area of Round Mountain, California. The victim, Wilburn Shaver, was transported via a private vehicle to the Montgomery Creek Fire Hall. Deputies from the Burney Sub-station arrived shortly thereafter.

Deputies spoke with witnesses involved, including Roy Davis who is the alleged shooter. Davis stated he was hunting in the area when he heard what he thought was a turkey. It was later discovered Shaver was using a turkey call. Davis shot in the direction of the turkey call, and then realized he (Davis) had shot Shaver. Shaver was airlifted to Mercy Medical Center where he is in critical condition. Alcohol appears to be a factor in this incident.

This case was initially investigated by the Sheriff’s Office, but will be given over to the California Fish and Wild Life Department per protocol.

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DATE/TIME: 04-04-14
CONTACT OFFICER: Deputy J. Fernandez
CASE #14-11697
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Deputy J. Fernandez 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Shasta County’s Most Wanted    
LOCATION: Shasta County
SUSPECT: Ahlswede, Joshua William and Duncan, Clinton Gayle
VICTIM: None

SYNOPSIS: 

On Friday, Deputies where provided a tip that Shasta County’s Most Wanted, Joshua Ahlswede, was located at an address on Leona Avenue, Shasta Lake City.  The anonymous tipster advised Ahlswede was possible in possession of a stolen vehicle.

Deputies responded to the address in question and located Ahlswede seated in a vehicle.  Ahlswede was arrested without incident and it was determined that the vehicle was not stolen.

During the course of the investigation, Deputies contacted Clinton Duncan.  As Deputies where contacting Duncan, Duncan resisted deputies and a struggle ensued.  Clinton was taken into custody and transported to Shasta County Jail for resisting/delay/obstructing a peace officer.  No deputies were harmed during this altercation.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the citizens of Shasta County for their diligence in getting information to us, in regards to Shasta County’s Most Wanted. Without the eyes and ears of the citizens we serve, we would not be able to detour the criminal element from being active in our county.

 

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DATE/TIME: 03/31/14  2115 hrs.
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Logan Stonehouse 
CASE # 14-11213
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6096 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY: Sgt. Logan Stonehouse  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Barricaded subject with outstanding arrest warrants.
LOCATION: 17776 Red Bud Ln. Space 16 Shasta Lake, CA 96019
VICTIM(S): State of California
SUSPECTS(S): Anderson, Donald Edward (DOB- 11/06/1952)
        
SYNOPSIS:
 
On Monday, 03/31/14, at approximately 1748 hrs., Deputies from the City of Shasta Lake Station received information from a bail bondsman that Donald Anderson was possibly at 17776 Red Bud Ln. Space 16 in the City of Shasta Lake.  Deputies have been actively looking for Anderson due to him having several outstanding warrants for his arrest.

Upon further investigation, deputies learned Anderson was in fact inside the trailer at the location.  Several deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office surrounded the residence and made several attempts to call Anderson out of the residence with negative results.  The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office S.W.A.T. team was called to the scene based upon the circumstances.

After approximately two hours of Anderson being barricaded inside the residence, deputies were able to establish phone communication with him.  After several minutes of talking with Anderson on the telephone, he told deputies he was going to exit the residence which he did.  Anderson was taken into custody without incident.

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March 2014

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DATE:  03/27/2014
CONTACT OFFICER: Coroner Investigator Jenelle Bartolo
CORONER CASE # C14-0315
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6706
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025   
BY: Jenelle Bartolo                                  

LOCATION:  Hwy 273 and Wyndham Lane, Redding, CA             
DECEDENT:   Jon Kaiser, DOB 05/01/1947

SYNOPSIS:

Shasta County Coroner’s Office has identified the person who was struck by the vehicle on Wednesday 03/26/2014, as Jon Kaiser.  Redding Police Department is conducting the accident investigation.  

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DATE/TIME: 03-27-14
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Michael Peery
CASE #14-10477
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sergeant Michael Peery 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Telephone Scam    
LOCATION: Shasta County
SUSPECT: Captain Truitt, Cell Phone Number 510-2103, Lt. Carl Jones, Cell Phone Number 999-8811
VICTIM: Shasta County Residents

SYNOPSIS: 

On Wednesday, during normal business hours, several residents of Shasta County were contacted via telephone and told they had an outstanding warrant for their arrest. The subjects who contacted them told them they were from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office and identified themselves as either Captain Truitt or Lieutenant Carl Jones. Both subjects told the citizens they could send Deputies to their residence to arrest them for the outstanding warrant or the citizens could pay their fine by purchasing a “Green Dot Card” from Rite Aid. The citizens were informed that Shasta County Deputies would pick the card’s up from them once they had been purchased.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is sending this notice in order to let the citizens of Shasta County know the Sheriff’s Office is in no way connected with either of these subjects and would never solicit money from the citizens of Shasta County. This is a scam to unlawfully take Shasta County citizens hard earned money. The Sheriff’s Office takes these scam seriously and is investigating the origin of these cell phone numbers. Since starting the investigation the 999-8811 cell phone number has been disconnected.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the citizens of Shasta County for their diligence in getting this information to us, so we are able to make sure all citizens are aware of this act of larceny. Without the eyes and ears of the citizens we serve, we would not be able to detour the criminal element from being active in our county. 

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DATE/TIME: 3/25/2014 1521Hrs.   
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt Jason Barnhart 
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700  
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sgt Jason Barnhart  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Shasta’s Most Wanted - 11366H&S / 11370.1 H&S / 11351 H&S
LOCATION: 1895 Ashby Rd., Shasta Lake, CA 
SUSPECTS(S): Cervantes, Joseph Robert  25 yrs.
  
SYNOPSIS:

Deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1895 Ashby Rd. in an attempt to locate Joseph Cervantes who was recently featured as one of Shasta’s Most Wanted. Cervantes had a total of five outstanding warrants for his arrest. Upon arrival at the home, Cervantes was located hiding within the residence. A search of the home was conducted which resulted in locating illegal narcotics along with a loaded pistol. Cervantes was booked on the outstanding warrants along with narcotic and weapons charges.  

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DATE: 03/25/2014
CONTACT OFFICER: Coroner Investigator Jenelle Bartolo
CORONER CASE #C14-0303
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6706
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025   
BY: Jenelle Bartolo                                  

LOCATION:  Palm Ave. and Happy Valley Rd. - Happy Valley, CA             
DECEDENT:   James Lee Wooten, 63 Y/O Male, DOB: 02/28/1951

SYNOPSIS:

Shasta County Coroner’s Office has identified the person whose motorcycle collided with a Ford F-350 truck on Monday, 03/24/2014, as James Lee Wooten. The accident is being investigated by California Highway Patrol.   

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DATE/TIME: 03/22/14 0200 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Pat Kropholler  
CASE #14-9901
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530 245-6149
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530 245-6135 
BY: Sergeant Pat Kropholler  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Attempted Murder 664/187 PC
LOCATION: Shasta County Jail  
VICTIM(S): Edwards, Kenneth Leeman  DOB 10/04/1990
SUSPECT: McCormick, Joshua Reid  DOB 04/17/1980 
  
SYNOPSIS:

On Friday, March 21, 2014, at approximately 2251 hours, jail staff was alerted to a disturbance occurring in a high security housing pod. When officers arrived they found Joshua McCormick strangling his cellmate Kenneth Edwards with a makeshift rope made from a torn bed sheet. After gaining control of McCormick officers found that Edwards was not breathing and immediately started first aid and rescue breathing. Edwards was transported to an area hospital where he was treated and eventually released back to custody staff. McCormick made statements to officers that he did not want to have a cellmate anymore and that “he had nothing to lose.”  Edwards and McCormick have been cellmates since 03/03/13, after Edwards had formally requested to be housed with McCormick because they were friends. Additional charges will be filed with the District Attorney’s Office against McCormick for attempted murder.

McCormick is currently in custody for three counts of murder and awaiting court proceedings.  Edwards is in custody for several warrants and was featured as one of Shasta County’s Most Wanted. He is pending trial for various felony charges.

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DATE/TIME: 03-21-14 / 1424 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Michael Peery
CASE #14-09832
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sergeant Michael Peery 

CRIME/INCIDENT: 664/187 P.C. Attempt Murder    
LOCATION: 11000 block Buena Vista Court, Palo Cedro.
SUSPECT: David Roden, 28 yrs, of Redding.
VICTIM: Reuben Hendrix, 38 yrs, of Palo Cedro. 

SYNOPSIS: 

On Friday, 3-21-2014 at approximately 1424 hours, deputies were dispatched to the 11000 block of Buena Vista Court for the report of a verbal altercation between several subjects. While en route to the area, deputies were advised the suspect, David Roden, had fired a single round from a handgun at victim, Reuben Hendrix. The bullet hit Hendrix’s vehicle just in front of the driver’s side door. After shooting at Hendrix, Roden attempted to leave the area in a gray Jeep Cherokee. Hendrix followed the Jeep so he could get the license plate number for dispatch. When Reuben saw Hendrix was following him, he pulled into the driveway of a residence on Deschutes Road and fled on foot, eastbound towards a large pasture. This information was quickly given to deputies and with the assistance of concerned citizens and the CHP fixed wing unit, Air11, the suspect was located in a backyard of a residence on Deschutes Road and taken into custody after a short foot pursuit.

After contacting the involved parties, deputies were informed that Roden was at the residence on Buena Vista Court to assist a female friend who was attempting to remove her personal items due to a recent incident with Hendrix. As the female and Roden were attempting to leave the residence, Hendrix quickly arrived in his vehicle and confronted them about the female leaving. After a verbal altercation between Hendrix and Roden, Roden pointed a handgun at Hendrix and shot at him.

Roden was transported to the Shasta County Jail and booked for several outstanding warrants as well as several charges including attempted murder. During the interview of Roden, deputies remembered he was a suspect in the stabbing at a residence on Anna Road on Wednesday, 3-5-2014. (Case # 14-7787) Deputies asked Roden about what had occurred on 3-5-2014. Roden admitted to stabbing the victim, Lorin Strahle, in the abdomen during that physical altercation. The assault charges for this incident will be filed with the D.A.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office would again like to thank the citizens of Shasta County for their continued assistance in the apprehension of wanted subjects and in bringing criminals to justice.

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DATE/TIME: 03/21/14 1600 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Pat Kropholler  
CASE # 14-4174
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530 245-6149
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530 245-6135 
BY: Sergeant Pat Kropholler  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Death Unknown 
LOCATION: Whitmore California  
VICTIM(S): Fisher, Gale Marie - DOB:  12/19/1979 
  
SYNOPSIS:

On Friday, March 21, 2014, detectives with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit coordinated a search of the area in Whitmore where the remains of Gale Fisher were located. Members of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team, assisted by crime scene technicians and other forensic experts assisted with the search. Several law enforcement officers and designated personnel were utilized due to the large search area. The efforts of the search were productive and items located will be examined to determine their probative value. Due to the nature of the investigation the items found will not be disclosed at this time. Further information will be released as the investigation unfolds.

If you have any information regarding this case please contact the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 530-245-6135 or Secret Witness at 530-243-2319.

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DATE/TIME: 03/17/14  1845 hrs.
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Logan Stonehouse 
CASE # 14-9283
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6096 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY: Sgt. Logan Stonehouse  

CRIME/INCIDENT: 290.018(b) PC, 290.013 PC
LOCATION: 4860 Main St., City of Shasta Lake, CA 96019
VICTIM(S): State of California
SUSPECTS(S): Helmick, Lamar Edwin (DOB- 004/01/44)
          
SYNOPSIS:
 
On Monday, 03/17/14, at approximately 1325 hrs., deputies from the City of Shasta Lake Station contacted Lamar Helmick at Claire Engle Park located at 4860 Main St. in the City of Shasta Lake.  Helmick was known to the deputies to be a 290 registrant and was recently arrested  on 03/09/14 for not being in compliance with his registration requirements as a sex offender.  Deputies spoke with Helmick yesterday and told him he needed to be in compliance with his 290 registration or he would again be arrested.

Upon contact with Helmick, it was determined he still was not in compliance with his registration requirements as a sex offender.  Helmick was again arrested and booked into the Shasta County Jail on the above charges.

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DATE/TIME: 03-16-14 0500 hrs. 
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom
CASE # 14-9107
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom  

CRIME/INCIDENT: 245 PC/ Stabbing 
LOCATION: Oregon St. between Grand Ave and Red Bluff St, Shasta Lake City  
SUSPECT: Unknown, 20 years old WMA
VICTIM: Jesus Rocha Canela, 46 years old of Shasta Lake City  

SYNOPSIS:

On Sunday, March 16h, 2014 at 0026 hours, Deputies were dispatched to 4920 Red Bluff St, in Shasta Lake City for a stabbing victim.  Deputies contacted the victim, Jesus Canela at his residence.  Canela had an approximate ½ in wound to his stomach.
 
Canela told Deputies he had been at a friend’s house on Grand Ave, drinking all afternoon. Canela left his friend’s house at midnight and was walking home, when he was stabbed.  Canela was not sure who stabbed him or where exactly it occurred.  Canela described the area as dark and it was somewhere between Grand Ave. and Red Bluff St.  He could only describe the suspect as a white male in his early 20’s and was wearing a backpack. 
A search of the area revealed no obvious crime scene or suspect.  Canela was transported to a local hospital for treatment.  Canela’s injury was none life threatening.
  
The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the incident.  Anyone with information regarding this case should call the Sheriff’s Office at 530-245-6540 or 530-245-6025.

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DATE/TIME: 03-15-14 / 0841 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Michael Peery
CASE # 14-08981
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sergeant Michael Peery 

CRIME/INCIDENT: 10851 CVC – Stolen Vehicle    
LOCATION: High Performance Wall Systems – Tanqueray Ct. Rdg.
SUSPECTS: Ongoing investigation.

SYNOPSIS: 

On Saturday, 03-15-14, at approximately 0841 hours, Deputies of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office received the report of a pickup that had just been stolen from the locked, rear gated area of the High Performance Wall Systems business on Tanqueray Court. Deputies arrived in the area and contacted the owners of the business. Deputies were able to get several good finger prints from the area around where the pickup was taken from. The business also had video surveillance of the theft. A BOLO was issued and the pickup was entered into NCIC as being stolen.

Later in the day Deputies received a call for service in the area of Abernathy and Colonial, of a female attempting to paint the doors of a pickup with a can of house paint. This area is not far from where the pickup was stolen from, earlier in the day. Deputies arrived in the area and located the pickup abandoned on a vacant lot. Deputies contacted the owners of the pickup to come and retrieve it. The area where the pickup was abandoned has several trailers in close proximity to it. Deputies got information from the victims, about the work equipment that was missing from the pickup. As the Deputies searched the area around the trailers, they were able to locate almost all of the stolen property that was missing out of the pickup. As a result of this investigation, two subjects are being sought for questioning regarding the theft.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the citizens of Shasta County for their continued assistance in returning stolen items to their rightful owners and in bringing criminals to justice.

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DATE/TIME: 03/13/14 @ 0441 Hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Quentin Johnston #164
CASE # 14-8738
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6540
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Quentin Johnston #164 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Warrant Arrest 
LOCATION: 20187 Sugar Pine St., Burney 
VICTIM(S): N/A
SUSPECT(S): Olson, Joseph Robert Jr., 32 Years old, Resident of Lemoore, CA 

SYNOPSIS:

On Thursday, 03/13/14 at approximately 0441 hours, deputies from the Burney Station were investigating a reported incident where a female subject was possibly being held against her will in the Burney area by Joseph Olson. Deputies subsequently located the described vehicle associated with Olson at 20187 Sugar Pine Street. Upon contact Olson was found sleeping on a couch in the living room of the residence. Olson initially resisted arrest, but was taken into custody without incident. Olson was found to have two warrants out of Shasta County for possession of stolen property, with a total bail of 1.5 million dollars. Olson also had a no bail warrant out of Kings County for a felony PRCS violation. Olson was booked into the Shasta County Jail on his warrants. It was determined the female in question was with Olson willingly. 

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DATE/TIME: 03/12/2014 @ 0800 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Barry Powell
CASE # 14-8594
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 722-9161
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sgt. Powell  

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  11358 H&S- Marijuana Cultivation
  11359 H&S- Possession of Marijuana for Sale
  182 PC- Conspiracy
  Misc. Shasta County Code Violations
LOCATION: Yolla Bolly Rd, Ono, CA
VICTIM(S): State of California 
SUSPECTS(S):
  Albert Samuel Venegas JR   26 years old- Fresno, CA
  Thavone Phaysamone  38 years old- Fresno, CA
                           
SYNOPSIS:

On 3/12/2014, Agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Investigative Team, Shasta Interagency Narcotic Task Force, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, along with Inspectors with the Shasta County Planning Department executed a search warrant at a rural piece of property off Yolla Bolly Rd, in the area of the Trinity Alps Preserve in Western Shasta County.  During the course of the investigation three large greenhouses were located along with numerous tents and outbuildings. Evidence supporting marijuana sales was located during the search. A total of 633 marijuana plants were subsequently eradicated.

Two males, Albert Venegas JR and Thavone Phaysamone out of Fresno, CA were located at the grow sites and later booked into the Shasta County Jail for the above listed charges. Additionally, Venegas JR and Phaysamone were cited for extensive illegal grading along with other numerous Shasta County Code violations.

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DATE/TIME: 03/11/14 1815 hrs.
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Logan Stonehouse 
CASE # 14-8459, 14-7577
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6096 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY: Sgt. Logan Stonehouse  

CRIME/INCIDENT: 11377(a) H&S, 11364 H&S, 3056 PC, 496(d) PC
LOCATION: 5044 Red Bluff St., City of Shasta Lake, CA 96019
VICTIM(S): State of California
SUSPECTS(S):
 Stroud, Donald Fredrick (DOB- 06/09/77)
 Rickard, Brittany Star (DOB- 07/29/94)
         
SYNOPSIS:
 
On Tuesday, 03/11/14, at approximately 1033 hrs., deputies from the City of Shasta Lake Station, along with a Parole Officer, went to 5044 Red Bluff St. to conduct a parole search of the residence and to try to locate Donald Stroud for a previous parole violation.

Deputies arrived at the location and located Stroud and several other subjects inside the residence including Stroud’s girlfriend, Brittany Rickard.  A parole search was conducted in Stroud’s bedroom.  Deputies and the Parole Officer located approximately one and a half ounces of methamphetamine and several items of drug paraphernalia.

Deputies also located a stolen dirt bike that was previously taken in a residential burglary in the City of Shasta Lake.  Stroud was placed under arrest for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and a parole violation.  Rickard was placed under arrest for possession of drug paraphernalia.  Deputies will also submit charges against Stroud for possessing the stolen dirt bike.

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DATE/TIME: 03/11/2014 1500 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Pat Kropholler  
CASE # 14-4174
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530 245-6149
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530 245-6135 
BY: Sergeant Pat Kropholler  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Death Unknown 
LOCATION: Whitmore California  
VICTIM(S): Fisher, Gale Marie - DOB 12/19/1979 
  
SYNOPSIS:

On February 3, 2014, horseback riders in the area of Whitmore located the skeletal remains of what they believed to be a human being. Detectives from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded and confirmed the bones were human. The remains were collected by the coroner’s office pending identification.  A forensic odontologist studied the dental characteristics of the deceased and was able to make an identification to Gale Fisher, a reported missing person of the City of Anderson.

Fisher was reported as a missing person to the Anderson Police Department on 10/24/2012. Anderson Police followed up on several leads in attempt to locate her. Fisher was a transient and was known to disappear and not have contact with her relatives for several weeks to months at a time. Her next of kin have been notified and have remained in contact with detectives investigating her disappearance.

The Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit will continue to investigate this case. At this time there is no evidence of foul play in her death. The final cause of her death is pending further forensic studies and will be released at a later date.

If you have any information regarding this case please contact the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 530-245-6135 or Secret Witness at 530-243-2319.

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DATE/TIME: 03-06-14 0530 hrs. 
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom
CASE # 14-7787
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom  

CRIME/INCIDENT: 245(a)(1) PC 
LOCATION: 19355 Anna Road, Anderson, CA. Shasta County
VICTIM: Strahle, Lorin 53 years old of Anderson, CA.
SUSPECT: Roden, David Allen, 28 years old of Redding, CA.  

SYNOPSIS:

On March 5th, 2014 at 2322 hours, Lorin Strahle called SHASCOM to report being stabbed at his residence.  While en-route, Strahle reported to SHASCOM, David Roden stabbed him and then fled in a silver Jeep Cherokee.  Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputies and Anderson Police Officers responded to the scene. A silver Jeep Cherokee registered to David Roden was located in the area by Anderson Police Officers.  Deputies located Strahle at his residence along with several witnesses.  Medical personnel treated Strahle at the scene for an approximate 5 inch laceration across his stomach.  Strahle chose to seek his own medical treatment at a later time.

During the investigation, it was revealed Roden came to Strahle’s residence looking for his girlfriend.  Strahle has dated the same female in the past.  Roden and Strahle got into an argument over the female.  At some point, Roden stabbed Strahle with an unknown object and then fled. The area was searched for Roden, but met with negative results.  An arrest B.O.LO. was issued for Roden.  Anyone with information about Roden’s whereabouts is encouraged to call the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office at 245-6540 or 245-6025.

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DATE/TIME: 03-05-14 2155 hrs. 
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom
CASE # 14-7781
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Armed wanted subject 
LOCATION: Happy Valley Road at Majestic View Drive 
SUSPECT: Julian, Robbie Allen  

SYNOPSIS:

On March 5th, 2014 at 2155 hours, Deputy Gerry Maul was on patrol in the area of S/R 273 and Happy Valley Road, when he saw a gold Nissan Murano turn west onto Happy Valley from S/R 273.  Deputy Maul recognized the vehicle and the driver, Robbie Allen Julian, from an earlier B.O.L.O. for an armed and wanted subject.  Deputy Maul along with other deputies conducted a felony traffic stop at Happy Valley and Majestic View.  Julian complied with the deputies verbal commands and exited the vehicle.  He told the deputies he was armed with a gun in the front waistband of his pants.  Julian was taken into custody without any further incident. A search of Julian revealed a loaded .45 caliber semi automatic pistol.  The serial number was filed off the pistol.  Julian has prior felony convictions and is not suppose to posses a firearm.  Other ammo was found inside the vehicle also.

Julian was transported to the Shasta County Jail and booked for the two outstanding felony warrants along with fresh weapons charges: Convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a loaded firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.

The case will be forwarded to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office.

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DATE/TIME: 03-01-14 1800 hrs. 
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom
CASE # 14-7237
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sgt. Rob Sandbloom  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Shasta County’s Most Wanted 
LOCATION: 14873 Ravine Rd. in Jones Valley 
SUSPECT: McCoshum, Joseph Leon  

SYNOPSIS:

On March 1st, 2014 at 1536 hours, SHASCOM received a call from an anonymous person advising Joseph Leon McCoshum, 29 years of Redding, was at a residence in the Jones Valley area.  McCoshum was shown on Shasta County’s Most Wanted and had 2 outstanding felony warrants and 1 misdemeanor warrant for his arrest. Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the location to contact McCoshum, who hid from deputies, through a trap door in his residence, when they arrived.  He was taken into custody a short time later after he was found hiding under the house.  McCoshum was transported to the Shasta County Jail and booked on his warrants.

Anyone with information regarding any member of Shasta County’s Most Wanted is asked to contact SHASCOM at (530)245-6540 or Shasta County Secret Witness at (530)243-2319.  Tips can also be submitted through the Shasta County Secret Witness website at www.scsecretwitness.com/tip.htm.  A reward of up to $250.00 is being offered through Shasta County Secret Witness for information leading to the arrest of any member of Shasta County’s Most Wanted.

 

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February 2014

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DATE/TIME: 2/25/2014   
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt Jason Barnhart 
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700  
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sgt Jason Barnhart  

CRIME/INCIDENT: AB109 Compliance / S.A.G.E. (Shasta Anti-Gang Enforcement) / Shasta’s Most Wanted
LOCATION: South County Area- Shasta County 
SUSPECTS(S):
 Nicholson, Randy Wayne, DOB: 07/06/1961
 Speare, Xaivier, DOB: 01/05/1994
 Morganstern, Dustin, DOB: 03/13/1989
 Parenteau, Robert, DOB: 08/22/1993
 Smiley, Justin, DOB: 11/08/1983
 Sartain, Joshua, DOB: 04/10/1992
 Reeves, Sarah, DOB: 10/18/1989
  
SYNOPSIS:

On Tuesday February 25, 2014, deputies and officers from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Shasta County Probation Department, Redding Police Department and Anderson Police Department conducted an operation focusing on people who are currently on probation or Post Release Community Supervision (AB109). Additional checks were made on known or suspected gang members or subjects that had outstanding warrants. During the course of the operation, 19 subjects were contacted resulting in seven arrests, including one documented gang member.

During the operation one of Shasta’s Most Wanted, Justin Smiley, was located and arrested on outstanding warrants.

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DATE/TIME: February 19, 2014 / 1330 hours
CONTACT OFFICER(S): PIO Sgt. John Greene
CONTACT OFFICER(S) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6977
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025  
BY:  PIO Sgt. John Greene

CRIME/INCIDENT: Chaparral Incident
LOCATION: 9021 Chaparral Drive, Redding
SUSPECT: D Ray East, 64 years old

SYNOPSIS:
 
The Chaparral Incident Unified Command is pleased to announce the completion of  Chaparral Incident. The Unified Command has been de-commissioned and all allied agencies involved will be operating individually from this point forward.
 
Any inquiries regarding site clean up should be directed to Shasta County Environmental Health at (530) 225-5787. Inquiries regarding the criminal investigation should be directed to the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes unit at (530) 245-6135. Inquiries regarding the prosecution of Mr. Ray should be directed to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office AT (530) 245-6300.
 
The combined effort and collaboration of all agencies involved under this Unified Command ensured the safe and speedy resolution to this highly complex, dangerous and volatile situation.

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DATE/TIME: February 18, 2014 / 1630 hours
CONTACT OFFICER(S): PIO Lt. Kent, PIO Sgt. Greene
CONTACT OFFICER(S) PHONE NUMBER: 
  Lt. Kent (530) 209-1901
  Sgt. Greene (530) 356-3365
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Unified Command PIO

 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Chaparral Incident
LOCATION: 9021 Chaparral Drive, Redding
SUSPECT: D Ray East, 64 years old

SYNOPSIS:

The Chaparral Incident Unified Command is pleased to announce that that all road closures within the affected area of the Chaparral incident have been re-opened with no restrictions. The combined efforts and collaboration of all agencies involved under this Unified Command ensured the safe and speedy resolution to this highly complex, dangerous and volatile situation.

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DATE/TIME: 02/18/14 at 1600 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Brian Jackson ID# 150
CASE #13-37082 & #13-38097
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6172
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sergeant Brian Jackson ID# 150
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: Homicide 187 PC

LOCATION #1: 26258 HWY 299E in Ingot, CA,  
 VICTIMS:
    1: Michael Cass Forsyth, 57 years old
    2: Thomas James Burton, 65 years old
 SUSPECT(S):
    1: Joshua Reid McCormick, DOB 04/14/80, 33 years old, WMA, Hgt 5-09, Wgt 170, Anderson, CA
    2: Rebecca June Wilson, DOB 09/12/81, 32 years old, WFA, Hgt 5-04, Wgt 165, Shasta Lake, CA
    3: Eric Richard Ratledge, DOB 04/25/82, 31 years old, WMA, Hgt 5-11, Wgt 170, Redding, CA

LOCATION #2: Bass Pond Road, Millville CA, associated to 3899 Rancho Rd, Redding, CA
 VICTIM: V Eric Richard Ratledge
 SUSPCECT(S):
    1: Joshua Reid McCormick, DOB 04/14/80, 33 years old, WMA, Hgt 5-09, Wgt 170, Anderson, CA
    2: Byron Lee Willis, DOB 11/20/81, 32 years old, WMA, Hgt 6-03, Wgt 220, Redding, CA

SYNOPSIS: 

On October 25, 2013 at approximately 1805 hours, deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office along with fire personnel from CAL Fire responded to a fire with two fatalities at the Ingot Auto Dismantlers located at 26258 HWY 299E in Ingot, CA.   The Victims were identified as Michael Forsyth and Thomas Burton and suffered gun shot wounds prior to being set fire to.  The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit actively investigated this incident and learned that a robbery had taken place at the time of the incident.  Various traceable or identifiable items were taken from private residents on the property during the robbery. 

On Sunday, November 03, 2013 at approximately 0701 hours, Cal Fire was dispatched to a grass fire in the 8800 block of Bass Pond Drive in Millville, California.  Upon their arrival a pickup truck was located and was fully consumed by the fire.  While extinguishing the fire to the pickup truck, CAL Fire firefighters saw what appeared to be human remains in the bed of the pickup truck. Shasta County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the location and confirmation was made that there was a badly burned human body within the bed of the pickup truck.  The Victim, later identified as Eric Ratledge was determined to be a victim of Homicide and suffered at least one gunshot wound prior to the truck being set fire to. 

Detectives from the Major Crimes Unit actively investigated this incident and initially there was no indication that this Homicide had any connection to the Ingot incident. Over the course of several months following both incidents, detectives followed up on leads, contacted witnesses, examined evidence, conducted over a hundred interviews and utilized all investigative avenues available to identify evidence and identify suspects.

While detectives followed up on leads regarding the homicide of Eric Ratledge, (Bass Pond Incident), stolen property associated to the Ingot Homicides was discovered being associated to persons and location connected to Ratledge. Detectives identified through their investigation Ratledge was associated to a residence located at 3899 Rancho Road, hours prior to his death.  Detectives followed up with their investigation at the residence and identified other persons of interest possibly related to Ratledge’s death.   Detectives identified Josh McCormick and Byron Willis may have been responsible for Ratledge’s homicide. 

On 11/26/13, McCormick was arrested by Sheriff’s Detectives and Redding Police Investigators on outstanding warrants. On 12/18/13 Redding Police Investigators arrested Willis on unrelated charges at his home.  Both McCormick and Willis remained in jail since their unrelated arrests as detectives continued with their investigations.  During this time, a third person of interest identified as Rebecca June Wilson, was identified as a possible witness to Ratledge’s death. 

During the week of January 20th of 2014, Detectives interviewed Wilson, McCormick and Willis. It should be noted that at the time of the Homicides, Wilson and McCormick were in a dating type relationship.

During these interviews, Wilson provided a statement about her involvement to the Robbery and subsequent Homicides of Forsyth and Burton from the Ingot incident.  Wilson also provided detectives with a statement as to her knowledge and involvement to the homicide of Ratledge related to the Bass Pond/Rancho Road Incident. 

McCormick provided detectives detailed statements as to his involvement to the Robbery and subsequent Homicides of Forsyth and Burton from the Ingot incident.  McCormick also provided a detailed statement as to his involvement related to Ratledge’s death.  Willis provided a statement in regards to Ratledge’s Homicide but denied any involvement in his death.  Willis has been found not be involved with the Ingot Homicides. 

Wilson, McCormick and Willis remain in custody and on today’s date, 02/18/14, at 1330 hours, all three were arraigned on respective charges of Homicide(s). 

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all allied agencies that assisted in both of these investigations.  The Sheriff’s Office also thanks the citizens of Shasta County for tips and information provided to the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit.

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DATE/TIME: February 18, 2014 / 1530 Hours         
CONTACT OFFICER(S): PIO Lt. Kent, PIO Sgt. Greene
CONTACT OFFICER(S) PHONE NUMBER: 
 Lt. Kent (530) 209-1901
 Sgt. Greene (530) 356-3365
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Unified Command PIO

CRIME/INCIDENT: Chaparral Incident
LOCATION: 9021 Chaparral Drive, Redding
SUSPECT: D Ray East, 64 years old

SYNOPSIS: 

The Chaparral Incident Unified Command is pleased to announce that Chaparral Drive is changed from a hard closure to a soft closure at Vladimir Ct. The re-population process will begin at 4 PM.  "Soft" closure means roads are open to residents only.

Residents need to have proper identification for re-entry.  The general public is requested to stay away from the evacuation areas while affected residents retirn to their homes without interference.  This will maintain the safety and security for residents and on-scene safety personnel at the incident.

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DATE/TIME: February 18, 2014 / 1430 hours
CONTACT OFFICER(S): PIO Lt. Kent, PIO Sgt. Greene
CONTACT OFFICER(S) PHONE NUMBER: 
 Lt. Kent (530) 209-1901
 Sgt. Greene (530) 356-3365
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY:  Unified Command PIO

CRIME/INCIDENT: Chaparral Incident
LOCATION: 9021 Chaparral Drive, Redding
SUSPECT: D Ray East, 64 years old

SYNOPSIS:

The Chaparral Incident Unified Command is pleased to announce that portions of the evacuation zone are being re-opened to residents today.  The re-population process will begin at 2:30 PM with the transitioning from a hard road closure to a soft road closure on Power Line Rd. south of Placer Rd. and Irish Creek Ln. south of Placer Rd. “Soft” closure means roads are open to residents only.

This soft closure on Power Line Rd. and Irish Creek Rd will be open only to residents. Residents need to have proper identification for re-entry.  The general public is requested to stay away from the evacuation areas while affected residents return to their homes without interference.  This will maintain the safety and security for residents and on-scene safety personnel at the incident.

At this time, the hard closure at Chaparral Dr. will remain in effect until further notice.  We anticipate re-populating and Chaparral Dr. by this evening.

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DATE/TIME: February 17, 2014 / 1600
CONTACT OFFICER(S): PIO Lt. Kent, PIO Sgt. Greene, Shasta Co. Fire PIO Zanotelli
CONTACT OFFICER(S) PHONE NUMBER: 
 Lt. Kent (530) 209-1901
 Sgt. Greene (530) 356-3365
 PIO Zanotelli (530) 448-2425
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY:  Unified Command PIO team

CRIME/INCIDENT: Chaparral Incident
LOCATION: 9021 Chaparral Drive, Redding
SUSPECT: D Ray East, 64 years old

SYNOPSIS:

The Unified Command is pleased to announce the restoration of power to the affected residences. Pacific Gas and Electric, working in concert with the allied agencies under this command, were able to restore power at approximately 3:33 PM today.

The site inspection is progressing at a steady rate. Bomb experts are utilizing robots to systematically examine the remains of the incineration site. The safety of the public and on-scene personnel is of utmost concern during this tedious process.
 
The evacuation area remains at the 2000 ft. radius from 9021 Chaparral Drive, for an undetermined amount of time. The reduction of the evacuation zone is pending completion of the site survey. The unified Command hopes to reduce the evacuation zone as early as tomorrow.

The public and media are requested to remain out of the area due to safety concerns. All media personnel must present valid credentials when requesting access to the evacuation zone. Access to any marked crime scene area(s) will not be allowed.

Periodic updates will be issued as this incident nears completion.

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DATE/TIME: February 16, 2014 @ 1600
CONTACT OFFICER(S): PIO Lt. Kent, PIO Sgt. Greene, Shasta Co. Fire PIO Zanotelli
CONTACT OFFICER(S) PHONE NUMBER: 
 Lt. Kent (530) 209-1901
 Sgt. Greene (530) 356-3365
 PIO Zanotelli (530) 448-2425
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY:  Unified Command PIO team

CRIME/INCIDENT: Chaparral Incident
LOCATION: 9021 Chaparral Drive, Redding
SUSPECT: D Ray East, 64 years old

SYNOPSIS:

On February 16, 2014, at approximately 1145 hours, the incineration of the intended structure at 9021 Chaparral Drive began.  The burn site was closely monitored by Fire and Air Quality personnel and lasted approximately one hour.  The Incident’s Unified Command is pleased to announce the operation was successful and went as planned.  The countless hours of planning, combined with the expertise from all agency personnel involved, assured success in this operation.  Due to the extreme level of planning, the incineration was limited to the intended structure.  The burn site’s outbuildings and three vehicles were not incinerated.  The residences immediately surrounding the intended structure were not damaged from the incineration.  There were no reports of injuries or property damage related to this planned incident. 

The incident operation is ongoing.  The evacuation area will remain at 2000 ft. throughout the night. PG&E is currently assessing the power lines in the affected area and should have power restored as soon as possible.  Bomb experts will re-enter the area tomorrow and evaluate the burn site for possible dangers.  Allied agency personnel will also conduct their respective assessments of the air, soil, water in and around the burn site, and possibly reduce the evacuation area to 1000 ft.  Once Unified Command is reassured the burn site is deemed safe, we will have a plan to re-populate the entire area.  We want to get people back into their homes as quickly as possible, but it must first be deemed safe.

There will be a Press Conference held on  Monday, February 17, 2014, 1300 hours, at the Shasta County Board of Supervisors chambers, located at 1450 (Suite 308B) Court St. Redding, CA.

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DATE/TIME: February 16, 2014 /1152 hours        
CONTACT OFFICER(S): PIO Lt. Kent, PIO Sgt. Greene, Fire PIO Zanotelli
CONTACT OFFICER(S) PHONE NUMBER: 
 Lt. Kent (530) 209-1901
 Sgt. Greene (530) 356-3365
 PIO Zanotelli (530) 448-2425
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Unified Command PIO

CRIME/INCIDENT: Chaparral Incident
LOCATION: 9021 Chaparral Drive, Redding
SUSPECT: D Ray East, 64 years old

SYNOPSIS:
 
On Sunday February 16, 2014 at the time of this news release, the Unified Command initiated the incineratin of the residence located at 9021 Chaparral Drive in Redding.

allied agency personnel, including Fire, Law Enforcement, Haz-Mat, Fire Rescue, Paramedics, Public Health, Air Quality, and weather monitoring experts are staged in the area and monitoring this unpredictable and volatile situation.  Local hospitals are on alert with extra staff on call.

We are in the early stages of this incident and the public and media are asked to stay out of the area for safety concerns.  Residents who elected to stay in the evacuated area have been strongly advised  to heed all warnings.

This is an ongoing and ever changing incident.  Periodic updates will be issued as soon as possible.

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DATE/TIME: February 15, 2014 / 1400 Hours         
CONTACT OFFICER(S): PIO Lt. Kent, PIO Sgt. Greene, Shasta Co. Fire PIO Zanotelli
CONTACT OFFICER(S) PHONE NUMBER: 
 Lt. Kent (530) 209-1901
 Sgt. Greene (530) 356-3365
 PIO Zanotelli (530) 448-2425             
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Lt. Kent

CRIME/INCIDENT: Chaparral Incident
LOCATION: 9021 Chaparral Drive, Redding
SUSPECT: D Ray East, 64 years old

SYNOPSIS: 

The Unified Command overseeing this operation is assuring the public that all allied agencies are diligently forming plans for the following operational details:

Personnel are currently in the field conducting site preparations; Air quality monitoring systems being installed within a four mile radius; Weather monitoring stations to forecast the optimal time for incineration; Constant plume modeling; Security teams remain in the area around the clock to provide security and re-advise residents remaining in the affected area to evacuate; Additional safety equipment being staged in the area. Local hospitals have been put on alert with extra staff on call. The public and media are requested to remain out of the area for safety concerns.

The American Red Cross is announcing the pending closure of the evacuation center. This is due to the fact most residents have found other accommodations. Should additional evacuees need shelter, the Red Cross is prepared to remain open or re-open if necessary. Persons needing assistance due to being evacuated may contact the Redding Red Cross Office at (530) 244-8000.

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DATE/TIME: 2/14/14 1615 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Pat Kropholler   
CASE #14-5199
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6149
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Pat Kropholler 

CRIME/INCIDENT:  Home Invasion Robbery
LOCATION: 18666 Lloyd Ln Anderson Ca 96007
VICTIM(S): Jasmer, John Wayne 56-year-old white male resident of Anderson
SUSPECT(S):
 Felsch, Michael Allen 38-year-old white male resident of Redding
 Piette, Melanie Jane 41-year-old white female resident of Redding
 Zamora, Adam Daniel 28-year-old white male resident of Redding

SYNOPSIS:

**UPDATE**

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the citizens of Shasta County and the media for assisting us in locating Melanie Jane Piette. Piette turned herself in to detectives and gave a statement about her role in this incident. This investigation is still ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes unit at 530-245-6135.

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DATE/TIME: 02/13/14 at 1720 Hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Quentin Johnston
CASE #14-5312
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6540
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6025
BY: Sergeant Quentin Johnston

CRIME/INCIDENT: Weapons Violation
LOCATION: 29637 State Highway 299, Round Mountain
VICTIM(S): N/A
SUSPECT(S): Harper, Laban - 52 Years old - Round Mountain Resident

SYNOPSIS:

On Thursday, 02/13/14, at approximately 1720 hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a man wielding a gun at a residence located across State Highway 299 from the Hill Country Community Health Clinic. The caller identified the suspect as Laban Harper. As deputies were en route to the area a request was made to the Montgomery Creek Elementary School and the Shasta Union High School District to keep any incoming school busses out of the area. When deputies arrived on scene Harper was detained without incident. A protective sweep of the residence was conducted and two rifles were located. During the investigation it was determined Harper had not brandished the firearm, nor committed any other related crimes. Harper was released after the weapons located in the residence were found to be legally possessed.

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DATE/TIME: 2/13/14 1315 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Pat Kropholler   
CASE #14-5199
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6149
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Pat Kropholler 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Home Invasion Robbery
LOCATION: 18666 Lloyd Ln Anderson Ca 96007
VICTIM(S): Jasmer, John Wayne 56-year-old white male resident of Anderson
SUSPECT(S):
 Felsch, Michael Allen 38-year-old white male resident of Redding
 Piette, Melanie Jane 41-year-old white female resident of Redding
 Zamora, Adam Daniel 28-year-old white male resident of Redding

SYNOPSIS:

**UPDATE**

On 2-12-14 at approximately 1403 hours, Shascom Dispatch received a call from an unknown female who reported she received a call from another unknown female who told her a friend had been shot at Win River Casino. When deputies arrived at Win River Casino, they found no gunshot victim, but were told a gunshot victim had been transported to the hospital.  Deputies went to Mercy Hospital in Redding and found the gunshot victim.  The Victim was identified as Michael Felsch.  He had suffered multiple gunshots to his body.

Deputies learned that the shooting occurred on a street similar to “Floyd Lane” and the male person’s house where the shooting occurred was named something similar to “Jasmine”.  Knowing that there was no known street name called Floyd Lane, deputies researched Lloyd Lane, which is near the Win River Casino. 
While researching prior calls on Lloyd Lane deputies found the name of John Jasmer who lives at 18666 Lloyd Lane. Deputies responded to the location and found the front door open.  When deputies looked inside, they saw a male subject, John Jasmer, sitting down and his face covered with blood. Jasmer admitted that an altercation had occurred there.

During an interview with Jasmer by Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Detectives, he stated that prior to the shooting a female, later identified as Melanie Piette came to his door posing as a utility company worker needing to inspect his gas lines. After a brief time inside the home, Piette allowed a male suspect inside, later identified as Michael Felsch. Felsch was armed with an undisclosed weapon and made threats to harm Jasmer if he did not give them money.  Jasmer told detectives that he had a gun in close proximity to where he was sitting.  Fearing for his safety, he grabbed the gun and fired at Felsch striking him the torso several times.  Both the male and female suspect then fled.

Felsch and Piette drove to Win River Casino and met with Adam Zamora. Zamora drove Felsch to Mercy Hospital and dropped him off in the GMC pickup depicted in the photograph released to the media last night. Zamora then left the pickup at a Redding area motel with the keys still inside. Detectives learned that the pickup is a prior reported stolen vehicle and is still outstanding at this time.

This matter is still under investigation; therefore, detectives are currently seeking Melanie Piette regarding her involvement in this case.  If you have any information regarding this case, or the whereabouts of Piette please contact the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 530-245-6135.

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DATE/TIME: 02/13/14 at 0841 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Pat Kropholler   
CASE #14-5199
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6149
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Pat Kropholler 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Gunshot Victim 
LOCATION: 18666 Lloyd Ln Anderson Ca 96007
VICTIM(S): White Male Adult, Withheld at this time
SUSPECT(S): Withheld at this time

SYNOPSIS:

**UPDATE**

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the citizens of Shasta County and the media for assisting us in locating and identifying the suspect in the photograph. The suspect is being interviewed at this time and additional information on this case will be released later today. The vehicle is still outstanding.

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DATE/TIME: February 12, 2014 @ 1600 hours
CONTACT OFFICER(S): PIO Lt. Dave Kent and PIO Sgt. John Greene
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER(S):
  Lt. Kent (530) 209-1901
  Sgt. Greene (530) 245-6977
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Lt. Dave Kent 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Chaparral Incident
LOCATION: 9021 Chaparral Drive, Redding
SUSPECT(S): D Ray East, 64 years old 

SYNOPSIS:

A multitude of local, State, and Federal agencies are continuing their combined efforts to expeditiously resolve this inherently dangerous and precarious situation on Chaparral Drive.  Mandatory evacuations are still in effect for residents in the immediate area of the above-stated house. The public and press are requested to stay out of the posted evacuation area for safety concerns.  It is a crime to enter an evacuation area and/or a crime scene (Penal Code 409.5). As a reminder, the evacuation center for affected residents is located at the National Guard Armory, 3025 South St., Redding. Affected residents are encouraged to contact the local American Red Cross (ARC) for questions regarding accommodations or other available resources.  ARC can be reached at 244-8000, or by visiting the evacuation center at the Armory. 

The Shasta County Sheriff is planning a Press Conference tomorrow afternoon to disseminate updated information about the incident.  The location and time will be announced tomorrow morning. 

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DATE/TIME: 02/12/14 1403 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Pat Kropholler   
CASE #14-5199
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6149
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Pat Kropholler 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Gunshot Victim 
LOCATION: 18666 Lloyd Ln., Anderson, Ca 96007
VICTIM(S): White Male Adult, Withheld at this time
SUSPECT(S): Withheld at this time

SYNOPSIS:

On the above date and time deputies with the Sheriff’s Office responded to Mercy Hospital for a reported gunshot victim who was dropped off at the emergency room. The victim had multiple gunshot wounds to his torso area. At about that time, dispatch received a report that the incident had possibly taken place at a parking lot at Win River Casino or a nearby address on Lloyd Ln. When deputies checked the Lloyd Ln. address, they located a subject that had minor injuries from what appeared to be a struggle. It was apparent that the incident had taken place at the Lloyd Ln. address and not Win River.

Detectives with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded and are following up on several leads and interviewing witnesses. The gunshot victim underwent emergency surgery and is listed in critical but stable condition. Further updates will be released as they become available. The Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to assist us in identifying the following vehicle and suspect who dropped the gunshot victim off at the hospital. If you have any information regarding this case, please contact the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 530-245-6135.

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DATE/TIME: 02/11/14  2000 hrs.
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Logan Stonehouse 
CASE #14-5052
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6096 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY: Sgt. Logan Stonehouse  

CRIME/INCIDENT: 496(a) PC, 496d(a) PC
LOCATION: 13975 Linda Vista Dr. City of Shasta Lake, CA
VICTIM(S): State of California
SUSPECTS(S): Lee, Steven Arthur (DOB- 03/09/1970)
         
SYNOPSIS:
 
On Tuesday, 02/11/14, at approximately 0922 hrs., a deputy from the City of Shasta Lake was dispatched to the area of Shasta Dam Blvd. at Lake Blvd. for a possible stolen cargo trailer in the area. An area check was conducted for the trailer, along with contacting residents in the area about the trailers possible location.  Information was received that the trailer was possibly on the property located at 13975 Linda Vista Dr. in the City of Shasta Lake.

A deputy contacted the property owner, Craig Young, and another subject, Steven Lee, exiting the property in Lee’s vehicle.  Upon further investigation, deputies recovered the cargo trailer near the location.  Several other items of stolen property were recovered including another trailer and a dirt bike, all on the property belonging to Young.  Lee later admitted that he was responsible for the stolen property that was recovered.  Lee was booked for the above listed charges.

The total estimated value of the stolen property was approximately $17,850.00.

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DATE/TIME:  February 11, 2014 @ 1400 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: PIO Lt. Dave Kent and PIO Sgt. John Greene
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER(S):
  Lt. Kent: (530) 209-1901
  Sgt. Greene (530) 245-6977
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Lt. Dave Kent 

CRIME/INCIDENT:  Explosives
LOCATION: 9021 Chaparral Drive
SUSPECT(S): D Ray East, 63 years old 

SYNOPSIS:

On February 11, 2014 the Shasta County Board of Supervisors ratified Sheriff Tom Bosenko’s local emergency declaration issued on February 7, 2014. This ratification clears the way for Governor Brown to review the local proclamation and determine if he will proclaim a state of emergency for the County of Shasta.

State of Emergency proclamations allow for easier access to state and outside resources to assist in brining such incidents to a speedy and successful conclusion.

Mandatory evacuations are still in effect for residents in the immediate area. The public and press are still asked to say out of the area for safety concerns. As a reminder, the evacuation center for displaced residents is located at the National Guard Armory, 3025 South St., Redding. Affected residents are encouraged to contact the American Red Cross with questions regarding accommodations or other available resources. They can be reached at 244-8000, or by stopping by the evacuation center. 

It is estimated that this incident could take several weeks to be resolved.

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DATE/TIME: February 10, 2014 @ 1400 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: PIO Lt. Dave Kent and PIO Sgt. John Greene
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER(S):
  Lt. Kent: (530) 209-1901
  Sgt. Greene (530) 245-6977
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Lt. Dave Kent 

CRIME/INCIDENT:  Explosives
LOCATION: 9021 Chaparral Drive
SUSPECT(S): D Ray East, 63 years old 

SYNOPSIS:

As this incident progresses, all ordered evacuations and road closures remain in full effect. Currently, there is no estimation of when the incident will come to resolution. The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, along with numerous allied agencies, continues to work feverishly to neutralize the situation in a safe and efficient manner. Our first priority is to protect the citizens of Shasta County, and then to repopulate the evacuated area once it’s deemed safe.

The public and Media are still requested to stay out of the area.

The current evacuation center, being operated by the Red Cross, is being moved this afternoon. The new evacuation center will be located at the National Guard Armory, 3025 South St. Redding, CA. The evacuation center will be open to displaced residents after 4 pm today.

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DATE/TIME: 02-08-14 / 0959 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Michael Peery
CASE # 14-04702
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025

ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025

BY: Sergeant Michael Peery 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Shasta County’s most Wanted    

LOCATION: Win River Casino

SUSPECTS:
 Horner, Glenn Richard, 58 yrs. from Redding.
 Tophan, Robert Dean, 52 yrs. from Redding.
 Belzer, Jason Scott, 23 yrs. from Redding

SYNOPSIS: 

On Saturday, 2-08-14, at approximately 0940 hours, Deputies with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office received a tip regarding the whereabouts of one of Shasta County’s most wanted subjects. Deputies were informed that Glenn Richard Horner was currently inside the Win-River Casino, playing slots. After receiving this information, Deputies went to the casino to see if Horner was still in the casino. After an extensive search of prior contacts was conducted by the SHASCOM dispatcher, a vehicle that Horner was affiliated with was located in the parking lot.

A deputy watched the vehicle until it started to leave the parking lot. As the vehicle left the parking lot of Win-River, it turned onto northbound Hwy. 273. When Deputies attempted to pull the vehicle over, it attempted to evade them by driving recklessly across three lanes of traffic, through a red light and onto Westside Road. Deputies quickly surrounded the vehicle causing it to stop. Due to Horner’s violent history the deputies conducted a felony car stop on the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was later identified as Horner, five other adults were located inside the vehicle with him. The two male subjects in the vehicle were later identified as Robert Tophan and Jason Belzer. Tophan and Belzer both had warrants for their arrest and were taken into custody, the four females were detained until they were identified then released. Horner had three warrants out of Shasta County totaling $300,000.00, Tophan had a warrant out of Yuba County for $50,000.00 and Belzer had three warrants out of Shasta County totaling $35,000.00.

Inside the vehicle deputies located a double barreled black powder pistol, ammunition, marijuana and methamphetamine. Also located in the vehicle were multiple syringes, methamphetamine pipes, plastic small bags, several sets of scales and pay/owe sheets indicating the selling of illegal drugs.  Deputies located several power tools and miscellaneous clothing that still had the tags attached to them. While deputies believe these items were stolen, they were unable to locate anything identifying when or  where they had been stolen from.  The three subjects were taken to Shasta County Jail and booked for their warrants.

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DATE/TIME: February 7, 2014 at 1930 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: PIO Lt. Dave Kent and PIO Sgt. John Greene
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER(S):
  Lt. Kent: (530) 209-1901
  Sgt. Greene (530) 245-6977
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Lt. Dave Kent 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Explosives
LOCATION: 9021 Chaparral Drive
SUSPECT(S): D Ray East, 63 years old 

SYNOPSIS:

At 1610 hours on Thursday February 6, 2014, Cal Fire, Shasta County Fire, and Shasta County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call at 9021 Chaparral Drive.  They contacted a subject with injuries to hands and face and there was smoke coming from the residence. The subject was identified as D Ray East, 63 years old, of Redding.  He was transported to a local hospital and his condition is unknown. As authorities were obtaining information about the incident, explosives and explosive precursor materials were discovered at the residence.  Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad and other allied agencies responded to ascertain the severity of the explosives at the residence.

Authorities have determined that the residence and surrounding area is dangerous and volatile and has been secured.  Residents within approximately a quarter mile of the house are currently being evacuated.  Chaparral Drive is closed with a roadblock approximately 100 yards south of Vladimir Court.  The public and media are requested to stay away from the area for safety reasons.

Red Cross has been notified and is setting up an evacuation center at Manzanita Elementary School (1240 Manzanita Hills Avenue).  Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko has declared a local state of emergency.

There will be a press conference at 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 8 at the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office at 1525 Court Street in Redding.  A community meeting for the affected residents will be held at the evacuation center at 3:00 pm on Saturday.

All information will be coordinated by the Shasta County PIO who will be available at the above numbers after 10:00 am Saturday morning.

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DATE/TIME: 2/05/2014  1630Hrs.
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Jason Barnhart
CASE #14-3550
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY:   Sergeant Jason Barnhart  

CRIME/INCIDENT:
 496 PC-Possession of Stolen Property
 11377(a) H&S-Possession of methamphetamine
 148(a) PC-Resisting / Obstructing an officer    
LOCATION: 21500 Limberlost Ln., Anderson, CA
SUSPECTS(S):
 Williams, Kenneth 42 yrs.
 Dunlap, William 44 yrs.
 Dunlap, Nancy 42 yrs.

SYNOPSIS:

On 1/29/2014 deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff's Office and the Shasta County Probation Department responded to 21500 Limberlost Ln in Anderson to conduct probation checks on three subjects. Kenneth Williams, who was currently on Post Release Community Supervision (AB 109), stemming from prior felony drug charges, William Dunlap, who was on probation for a prior felony assault charge, and Nancy Dunlap, who was also on probation for drug charges.   

During the course of the search, stolen property was located to include two flatbed trailers, a riding lawnmower, construction supplies and equipment, and personal information and effects from several victims in Shasta County. During the search, William Dunlap was the only one home and was arrested for a probation violation. Deputies looked for Kenneth Williams and Nancy Dunlap with negative results.

On 2/5/2014 deputies responded back to the Limberlost residence to attempt to locate Kenneth Williams and Nancy Dunlap. Upon arrival at the location, both Nancy Dunlap and Kenneth Williams refused to exit the home and were seen closing and locking doors and windows. Nancy Dunlap later exited the home and was taken into custody. Kenneth Williams remained in the home for over an hour until he surrendered without incident. During a subsequent search of the home, additional stolen property and methamphetamine were found, which was linked to both Nancy Dunlap and Kenneth Williams, who were arrested and booked into the Shasta County Jail. Additional charges are pending on both subjects.

To date the stolen property located at this residence has been linked to four separate residential burglaries in the south county area.

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DATE/TIME: 02/05/2014  1400 hrs.
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Logan Stonehouse 
CASE #14-4391
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6096 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY: Sgt. Logan Stonehouse  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Shasta County’s Most Wanted
LOCATION: Locust Ave @ Meade St.  City of Shasta Lake, CA 96019
VICTIM(S): State of California
SUSPECTS(S): Holmes, John Alan (DOB-06/20/1964)
         
SYNOPSIS: 

On Wednesday, 02/05/14, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office received information that John Holmes, one of Shasta County’s Most Wanted, was in the City of Shasta Lake area and was driving a brown Mitsubishi Mighty Max pickup.

A deputy from the City of Shasta Lake Station observed a vehicle matching the description traveling westbound on Shasta Dam Blvd.  A traffic stop was initiated for vehicle code violations.  The driver of the vehicle, later identified as John Holmes, was arrested for seven outstanding warrants with a total bail amount of $675,000.00. 

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January 2014

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DATE/TIME: 1/29/14 at 0209 hours  
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Gonzalez #127
CASE # 14-3498
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
ALTERNATE PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700 
BY: Sergeant Gonzalez #127

CRIME/INCIDENT: 2800.2 Evading peace officer   
      
LOCATION: Pine Grove and Ashby in the City of Shasta Lake    

SUSPECT(S): Garcia, Michael Anthony (08/30/80)

SYNOPSIS:

On Wednesday, 01/29/14 at 0209 hours, deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a silver Chrysler PT cruiser at Pine Grove and Ashby in the City of Shasta Lake.  The car sped away and a pursuit ensued.  A male subject, later identified as Daniel Hampton, jumped out the passenger side of the car and was detained by deputies. 

The driver, later identified as Michael Anthony Garcia, continued east on Pine Grove to southbound Interstate 5, then exited on Hwy 44 eastbound. From Hwy 44, Garcia exited onto Victor Ave. then crisscrossed residential neighborhoods to the west until he reached Hwy 273 where he turned southbound. From Hwy 273 Garcia got off at Canyon Rd and proceeded southbound.  Garcia turned east from Canyon Rd. onto Happy Valley Rd. then eventually crashed at Happy Valley Rd. and Majestic View.  Garcia was taken into custody after he fled from the car.  

During the course of the pursuit Garcia threw items out of the car at various locations.  Deputies, along with a Redding Police K9, later went back along the pursuit route and found ammunition and a handgun which Garcia later admitted to throwing out during the pursuit.

The pursuit lasted 23 minutes and went for 20.4 miles.  Speeds ranged from 50 to 80 miles per hour and at times Garcia was driving in the wrong lanes of traffic. Garcia was booked into the Shasta County Jail for felony evading, felon in possession of a handgun and felon in possession of ammunition.

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DATE/TIME: 1/27/14 1917 hours  
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Gonzalez #127
CASE # 14-3335
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
ALTERNATE PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700 
BY:  Sergeant Gonzalez #127

CRIME/INCIDENT: 245 PC assault with a deadly weapon  
LOCATION: 20853 Gregory Lane Bella Vista, Ca.    
SUSPECT(S): Severson, Chris (01/25/76)

SYNOPSIS:

On Monday, 01/27/14 at 1917 hours, deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office responded to a stabbing at 20845Gregory Lane in Bella Vista.  The resident, Chris Severson, reported to dispatch he was stabbed by his neighbor, Chad Smith, who resides at 20853 Gregory Lane. When deputies arrived at 20845 Gregory Lane they found Severson inside the home bleeding from cuts to his arms and neck.  Additional deputies went to 20853 and contacted Chad and his wife Janeigh Smith.  Chad had two BB’s lodged in his chest.  Chad and Janeigh also had cuts to their hands.

Deputies located video surveillance that revealed Severson had gone onto the Smith’s yard and started throwing objects at their home.  Chad walked out of his home followed by Janeigh and they confronted Severson.  While arguing Severson shot Chad three times in the chest with a CO2 BB pistol.  Janeigh confronted Severson and he struck her in the face with his hand.  Chad grabbed Severson around the shoulders and they proceeded to strike at each other and wrestle about the yard.  At one point a fixed blade knife that Severson was wearing was brought out.  A struggle ensued for the knife resulting in the cuts to the three participants. 

Janeigh was treated for her injuries at the scene and released.  Severson and Chad were transported to local hospitals for treatment.  Chad was later released while Severson was kept at the hospital for observation.  Severson will be charged with 245 PC, assault with a deadly weapon once released from the hospital.

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DATE/TIME: 01/17/14 at 1925 Hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Quentin Johnston #164
CASE # 14-2062
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6540
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Quentin Johnston #164

CRIME/INCIDENT: 245(a)(1)PC-Assault with a Deadly Weapon  
LOCATION: Burney Area
VICTIM(S): Ibarra, Carlos William, 24 Years Old, Burney Resident
SUSPECT(S): Burrows, Bryon Ray  

SYNOPSIS:

On the above listed date and time, deputies from the Burney Station received a call of a past tense stabbing. The victim, Carlos Ibarra was contacted at a residence on Plumas Street in Burney, and found to have minor stab wounds to both arms. Ibarra did not want to report the incident, and did not want to cooperate in regards to the investigation. Per witnesses, Bryon Burrows was identified as the suspect who stabbed Ibarra. Deputies checked several locations for Burrows but have been unable to locate him. Ibarra was transported by medical personnel for his injuries, which were not life threatening. The investigation into this incident is ongoing.

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DATE/TIME: 01-16-14 / 2142 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Michael Peery
CASE # 14-01961
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sergeant Michael Peery 

CRIME/INCIDENT:
 WARRANTS
 459 P.C. BURGLARY
 487 P.C. POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY   
LOCATION: 6424 Westside Road, City of Redding
SUSPECT: Carson Cook, 30 yrs of Redding.

SYNOPSIS:

On Thursday 01-16-14, at approximately 2142 hours, Shasta County Sheriff Office deputies conducted a vehicle stop for a vehicle code violation in the Rite Aid parking lot of Westwood Village Center. While deputies were contacting the occupants of the vehicle, a second deputy arrived to assist with the stop. The second deputy noticed a suspicious subject, later identified as Defendant, Carson Cook, standing next to a black Toyota Four-Runner. The deputy recalled being briefed about a residential burglary that occurred on Wednesday 01-15-14, on Balls Ferry Road in Cottonwood. In this burglary, a black Toyota Four-Runner had been stolen and a white, Ford mustang had been left in the driveway. The Mustang was found to be stolen as well.

Deputies had dispatch check the plates for a match on the stolen Toyota. While deputies were talking to dispatch, Cook started walking away from the vehicle. Dispatch confirmed the Toyota was stolen from the residence in Cottonwood. With this information, the original car that was stopped was allowed to leave and the deputies attempted to contact Cook as he was attempting to quickly move away from the vehicle.

Deputies caught up with Cook and detained him while they investigated the stolen vehicle. With the assistance of witnesses, deputies were able to place Cook in and out of the vehicle throughout most of the day. A search of the Toyota revealed all of the stolen jewelry and most of the other items that had been taken from the residence in Cottonwood. These items as well as the vehicle were released back to the owner.

Inside the Toyota, deputies located narcotics and numerous items of drug paraphernalia. Also located in and around the vehicle were a siphoning hose and several gas cans that were partially filled with fuel. Witnesses told the deputies that they believed Cook had been siphoning fuel out of cars in the parking lot throughout the day. A female subject was contacted and determined to be associated with Cook. She was identified as Kristen Holmes. She was later released at the scene.

During the contact with Cook, Dispatch informed deputies that Cook had two outstanding arrest warrants, one for prowling and one for being in possession of a stolen vehicle. Cook was arrested for the outstanding warrants and booked into the Shasta County Jail. The theft investigation is continuing due to the recovery of the stolen Mustang at the Cottonwood residence and the ongoing thefts throughout the area.

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DATE/TIME: 01/14/2013 1515 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Pat Kropholler   
CASE #14-1606
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6149
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Pat Kropholler 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Home Invasion Robbery 

LOCATION: 19228 Hill St Anderson Ca 96007

VICTIM(S):
 Kandybe, Kyle 26 year old white male, resident of the City of Anderson
 Kandybe, Shawnae 23 year old white female, resident of the City of Anderson
 Carter, Jeremy 33 year old white male, resident of the City of Anderson

SUSPECT(S):
 Bruce, Matthew 26 year old white male, resident of the City of Redding
 Smith, Marcus 26 year old black male, resident of the City of Redding
 Mikell, Scott 26 year old black male, resident of the City of Redding
 Harris, Shelly 24 year old black female, resident of the City of Redding 

SYNOPSIS:
**UPDATE**

On Tuesday January 14, 2014, at approximately 1419 hours, Matthew Bruce was located by officers with the Redding Police Department at the corner of Fig Avenue and Placer Street in Redding. Detectives with the Shasta County Major Crimes Unit, interviewed Bruce who admitted his involvement in the home invasion robbery.

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DATE/TIME: 01/14/2013 at 0358 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Pat Kropholler   
CASE # 14-1606
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6149
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Pat Kropholler 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Home Invasion Robbery 
LOCATION: 19228 Hill St Anderson Ca 96007

VICTIM(S):
 Kandybe, Kyle 26 year old white male, resident of the City of Anderson
 Kandybe, Shawnae 23 year old white female, resident of the City of Anderson
 Carter, Jeremy 33 year old white male, resident of the City of Anderson

SUSPECT(S):
 Bruce, Matthew 26 year old white male, resident of the City of Redding
 Smith, Marcus 26 year old black male, resident of the City of Redding
 Mikell, Scott 26 year old black male, resident of the City of Redding
 Harris, Shelly 24 year old black female, resident of the City of Redding 

SYNOPSIS:

On Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at approximately 0358 hours, deputies responded to the listed address for a reported home invasion robbery. The victims told the deputies that three suspects; two black males and a white male had entered their residence and stole a television, a set of speakers, a set of house keys, and a purse. One of the male suspects was armed with a pistol. One of the victims, Kyle Kandybe tried to intervene and was beaten with the pistol. During the altercation a shot was fired not hitting anyone. All three suspects then fled in a vehicle driven by a black female.  A local “be on the lookout” for the vehicle and suspects was issued to all local law enforcement agencies. Kyle was eventually transported to a local hospital where he is being treated for head injuries as a result of the assault.

An officer with the Redding Police Department saw the vehicle and attempted a traffic stop on it. The vehicle yielded in the driveway of 3431 Topaz Court in Redding. The white male suspect ran from the vehicle into the residence. The other suspects were taken into custody without incident. A perimeter was placed around the residence and officers attempted to communicate with the suspect to surrender.

Detectives with the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes unit were called and took over the investigation. The investigation revealed that Marcus Smith, Matthew Bruce, Scott Mikell were the ones who committed the home invasion robbery. Shelly Harris acted as a lookout and getaway driver. All three have been interviewed and admitted to their involvement. Smith was found to have been the one armed and assaulted Kyle. Bruce is still at large.

Detectives have also learned that the victims, Kyle and Shawnae Kandybe were recently the subjects in an illegal drug sales investigation lead by agents with SINTF, (Shasta Interagency Narcotics Taskforce). On January 03, 2014, a search warrant was served at the Hill St residence and 21.94 pounds of processed Marijuana, 95 growing plants, two illegal shotguns, a handgun and evidence of drug sales was seized. Kyle and Shawnae were released on bail for that case pending several felony charges.

Detectives believe that this home invasion robbery is linked to the illegal drug sales stemming from this residence.

Detectives authored a search warrant for the residence on Topaz Court. Redding Police SWAT Team served the warrant and found that Bruce was not in the house. He is currently wanted on several felony charges and is considered armed and dangerous. This investigation is continuing. If you have any information regarding this case, please contact the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 530-245-6135 or Secret Witness at 530-243-2319. If Bruce is seen please call the SHASCOM Dispatch Center immediately at 245-6540.

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DATE/TIME: January 7th, 2014, 1500 hours 
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Brian Jackson ID# 150 
CASE #13-38097
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6172 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025   
BY: Sergeant Brian Jackson ID# 150
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: 187 PC: Homicide 
VICTIM:  Ratledge, Eric Richard DOB: 04/25/82, 31 Years Old, WMA, Hgt: 5’11, Wgt: 170 lbs
LOCATION: Bass Pond Road, Millville, California

SYNOPSIS:

On Sunday, November 03, 2013 at approximately 0701 hours, Cal Fire was dispatched to a grass fire in the 8800 block of Bass Pond Drive in Millville, California.  Upon their arrival to the reported grass fire, a pickup truck was located and was fully consumed by the fire.  While extinguishing the fire to the pickup truck, Cal Fire firefighters saw what appeared to be human remains in the bed of the pickup truck.

The Victim related to this fire has been positively identified through DNA analysis as Eric Richard Ratledge.  The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit is actively investigating Ratledge’s death as a homicide.  Further details are not available regarding cause of death pending completion of autopsy reports. 

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance and requesting anybody with information regarding the death of Ratledge to contact the Sheriff’s Office or Secret Witness.  There is a current $10,000.00 reward for credible information related to Ratledge’s death. 

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DATE/TIME: 01/03/14 at 1800 Hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Quentin Johnston
CASE #14-170
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6540
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Quentin Johnston

CRIME/INCIDENT: 459 PC-Residential Burglary  
LOCATION: Old Station Area
VICTIM(S): Greenberg, Rick - 36 Years Old  
SUSPECT(S): Gardner, Drew Evan - 31 Years Old, Tehama County Resident

SYNOPSIS:

On Thursday, 01/02/14, at approximately 1136 hours, Rick Greenberg contacted the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office to report a burglary to his vacation cabin in Old Station. The timeframe for when the burglary occurred was approximately one month. A deputy from the Burney Station responded for the report. Greenburg reported several miscellaneous items stolen from the cabin and an attached garage, including a 2000 Jeep Wrangler. After taking the initial report, the deputy immediately had the vehicle entered as stolen. Within a few hours, an officer from the Red Bluff area California Highway Patrol Office received the B.O.L.O (Be on the lookout) and shortly after observed the vehicle. As the officer tried to stop the vehicle the suspect attempted to evade the officer, but ended up wrecking the vehicle. The suspect, Drew Gardner was taken into custody. Gardner was found in possession of methamphetamine, along with items taken during the reported burglary. Gardner was booked into the Tehama County Jail for possessing a stolen vehicle, and narcotics violations. The investigation into the burglary in ongoing.

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DATE/TIME: 01/02/14 1700 hours 
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Thompson #133
CASE # 1-227
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 245-6096  
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 245-6025  
BY: Sgt Thompson #133
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: Warrant arrest
LOCATION: Corner Way, Anderson Ca
 
SYNOPSIS:

On 01/02/14 at approximately 1700 hours, a deputy of the Shasta County Sheriff’s department was in the area of Corner Way in Anderson.  The deputy noticed a male subject, whom he knew from prior contacts as Brady Dallen, DOB 01/31/1975 of Redding.  Dallen had several felony warrants out for his arrest, totaling $575,000 in bail and consisted of a variety of charges such as two counts of Burglary, Evading and Court order violations. 
Several patrol deputies and a K9 from the City of Shasta Lake surrounded the residence and attempted to call Dallen out of the residence.  It appeared Dallen started to barricade himself inside the residence and then tried to escape out of a bathroom vent on the roof.  Dallen was taken into custody without further incident.

Also located at the residence were two females identified as Krista Knight, DOB 03/08/1988 of Redding and Jessica Stotts, DOB 08/07/1989 of Redding.  Knight had an outstanding misdemeanor arrest warrant for Failure to appear with a bail of $15,000.  Stotts had three outstanding felony arrest warrants for Illegal narcotic possession and Failure to appear with a total bail of $300,000.

All three subjects were transported to the jail and booked on their charges.

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DATE/TIME: 01-01-14 / 0004 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Michael Peery
CASE #14-0035
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sergeant Michael Peery 

CRIME/INCIDENT: 246. 3(a) P.C. Discharging a firearm in a grossly negligent manner.
LOCATION: Residence off China Gulch Road
VICTIM: 16 yr old, female. (Name not released due to age)
SUSPECT: Unknown

SYNOPSIS:

At the beginning of the New Year, approximately four minutes after midnight, a sixteen year old female was celebrating the arrival of the New Year with her friends and family at her residence in Happy Valley. Witnesses said at around midnight they heard numerous gun shots going off in all directions. As the juvenile female was standing with her parents in the side yard of their residence, an unknown projectile hit the female in the head causing a bleeding head wound.

Her parents transported the juvenile female to the hospital for medical treatment. When the juvenile female was treated by medical personnel, a bullet, believed to have been fired from a rifle, was located under her skin on the right side of her head. The bullet just missed her skull and was removed from her scalp without major surgery. The juvenile female was treated and released from the hospital.

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December 2013

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DATE/TIME: 12/31/13 1850 hrs.
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Logan Stonehouse 
CASE #13-44883
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6096 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY: Sgt. Logan Stonehouse  

CRIME/INCIDENT: 496(a) PC
LOCATION: Walmart in Redding, CA
VICTIM(S): State of California
SUSPECTS(S): Macabe, Michael James (DOB- 08/09/1995)
         
SYNOPSIS:
 
On Monday, 12/30/13, the victim from a recent burglary in the Cottonwood area contacted the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office in regards to some of his stolen property being on Craigslist for sale.  The victim from the burglary described the property as a plasma cutter worth approximately $2,000.00. 

On Tuesday, 12/31/13, the victim again contacted the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office and told us that the suspect was going to meet him behind the Walmart in Redding, CA to sell him the stolen property.  Deputies from the City of Shasta Lake Station, along with Detectives from the Major Crimes Unit, arrived at the Walmart in Redding.

Deputies and Detectives contacted Michael Macabe in a vehicle described by the victim as the one that was supposed to meet him.  Deputies and Detectives interviewed Macabe who subsequently admitted to having the stolen property in the trunk of his vehicle.  Macabe was arrested for possession of stolen property.  The property was returned to the rightful owner after he confirmed it was, in fact, his property that was previously stolen.

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DATE/TIME: 12/31/13, 1100 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Brian Jackson ID# 150      
CASE #13-44687
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6172 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Brian Jackson ID# 150

CRIME/INCIDENT:
 246 PC: Shoot Inhabited Dwelling
 246.3 PC: Negligent Discharge of Firearm
LOCATION: 13000 Block, E. Valley Trail, Jones Valley, CA
VICTIM(S): Released at later time
SUSPECT(S): Hackstaff, Gregory Stephen - DOB: 09/11/70, 43 Years Old
    
SYNOPSIS:

On 12/30/13, Monday, at approximately 0504 hours, a residence in the 13000 block of East Valley Trail, Jones Valley was struck with a single bullet.  The bullet entered a window located on the southeast side of the residence and entered the residence coming to a stop on the kitchen floor.  While a patrol deputy was on scene investigating the circumstances, a second bullet struck the same window and a flower pot on the kitchen counter in front of the investigating deputy.  Debris from the window and flower pot struck the deputy but he was uninjured. On scene investigation revealed that the fired bullets appeared to come from the area of a residence off of Dry Creek Road, Jones Valley. 

During a search and canvass of the surrounding area a residence located at 13435 Dry Creek Road, Jones Valley was discovered as the suspected location of where the fired bullets came from.  Two witnesses in the area also reported hearing gunshots coming from this residence earlier in the morning. 

Detectives from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit assisted and subsequently spoke with the only resident at 13435 Dry Creek Road.  The resident identified as Gregory Stephen Hackstaff originally told responding deputies upon contact that he was protecting his property because he has been ripped off.  During questioning Hackstaff denied shooting a firearm but admitted he has had recent problems with trespassers stealing items from his property.  Hackstaff admitted to having fired a shotgun earlier in the week at suspected trespassers. 

Upon further investigation, areas on Hackstaff’s property were in direct line of sight of the Victim residence approximately 400 yards away, across a ravine separating the Victim residence and Hackstaff’s residence.  A search warrant was served on the property and numerous guns and ammunition were seized as evidence. Several items of evidence seized at Hackstaff’s residence are being examined against the fired bullets collected at the Victim residence. 

Hackstaff was subsequently arrested for 246.3 PC Negligent Discharge of a Firearm and 246 PC: Shooting at an Inhabited Dwelling.  Hackstaff was booked into the Shasta County Jail.

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DATE/TIME: 12/26/13 1630 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Pat Kropholler      
CASE # 13-43742
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6149
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025  
BY: Sergeant Pat Kropholler

CRIME/INCIDENT: Child Abduction/278 PC
LOCATION: City of Redding 
VICTIM(S):
 #1 Garland, Dane - DOB 02/25/06, 7 year old WMJ
 #2 Garland, Aden - DOB 09/08/08, 5 year old WMJ
SUSPECT: Delgado, Mindy Marie - DOB 09/16/77, 36 year old WFA 
SUSPECT VEHICLE: Black, 4 door, 2001 Ford Focus CA LIC#: 4RHD839
   
SYNOPSIS:

On Thursday, December 26, 2013, at approximately 1630 hours, detectives following up on leads located Delgado and the children at an address in the City of Redding. The children were safe and in good health. Delgado admitted to taking the children and hiding them from their court approved legal guardians, (grandparents) because she did not believe they were safe with them. Detectives have interviewed the guardians and children and found no reasons to believe that they are unsafe in the home. Delgado was arrested and booked into the Shasta County Jail for two felony counts of Child Abduction and being held without bail pending court proceedings. Both children were eventually reunited with their very grateful grandparents. The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the community and allied agencies that assisted with this case helping us bring Aden and Dane home safely.

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DATE/TIME: 12/23/13 at 1400 hours 
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Brian Jackson ID# 150 
CASE # RPD: #13-87905/SCSO: #13-43401   
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6172   
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025   
BY: Sergeant Brian Jackson ID# 150
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: Officer Involved Shooting
SUSPECT: Galbraith, Joseph Anthony - DOB: 09/15/74 39 years old
LOCATION: Sacramento River bank near Park Marina Drive under Cypress Street Bridge, Redding CA

SYNOPSIS:

On Wednesday 12/18/13 at 1824 hours, a uniformed Redding Police officer encountered Joseph Galbraith under the Cypress Street Bridge near Park Marina Drive. The officer was working a DUI checkpoint near the intersection of East Cypress Avenue and Parkview Avenue.  Prior to the checkpoint, the officer went under the bridge in an attempt to find a place outside of public view to urinate.  The officer was immediately confronted by Galbraith. Galbraith told investigators that he advanced toward the officer while holding a six inch long pair of metal tweezers and threatened that he had a knife. Galbraith stated he closed to within approximately 3-5 feet of the officer.

The Redding Police Officer subsequently fired his duty weapon one time, striking Galbraith in the upper torso.  Galbraith was taken into custody and was found to be in possession of a large folding knife, a box cutter and suspected methamphetamine. Galbraith admitted to smoking methamphetamine and marijuana earlier in the day. He was ultimately transported to Mercy Medical Center for treatment of his non-life threatening injury. Due to Galbraith being admitted to the hospital, he was released from custody pending a criminal complaint being filed with the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit continues to follow up on information regarding the incident and encourages anybody that has information to contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office.

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DATE: 12/23/2013
CONTACT OFFICER: Coroner Investigator Jenelle Bartolo
CORONER CASE # C13-1234
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6706
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025   
BY: Jenelle Bartolo                                  

LOCATION: Eureka Way between Olive St. and Walnut St. - Redding, California              
DECEDENT: Sherman Eugene Barrett, DOB: 09/19/1932
 
SYNOPSIS:

Shasta County Coroner’s Office has identified the person who was struck by the vehicle on 12/21/2013, Saturday, as Sherman Eugene Barrett. 

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DATE/TIME: 12/22/13, 1200 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Brian Jackson ID# 150      
CASE #13-43742
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6172
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025  
BY: Sergeant Brian Jackson ID# 150

CRIME/INCIDENT: Child Abduction/278 PC
LOCATION: Shasta County, CA 
VICTIM(S):
 #1 Garland,Dane - DOB: 02/25/06, 7 years old WMJ - Hgt 4’10, Wgt 85 lbs, HaiR Brown, Eyes Green
   Last seen wearing: Brown Volcom Shirt, Camouflage Pants, Hiking Boots
 #2 Garland, Aden - DOB: 09/08/08, - 5 years old WMJ - Hgt 4’4, Wgt 47 lbs, Hair Brown, Eyes Green
   LAST SEEN WEARING: Red T-shirt, Blue jeans, white/blue DC brand shoes
SUSPECT: Delgado, Mindy Marie - DOB: 09/16/77, 36 Years Old WFA - Hgt 5’8, Wgt 135 lbs, Hair Brown, Eyes Brown
SUSP VEH: Black, 4 door, 2001 Ford Focus CA LIC#: 4RHD839
   
SYNOPSIS:

On 12/21/13, Saturday, at 2155 hours, Suspect Mindy Marie Delgado was reported as failing to return her two children, Aden Garland (5 years old) and Dane Garland (7 years old), to their legal guardian after having a scheduled court allowed visit in the City of Shasta Lake, CA. Delgado does not have legal custody of the two children and the children should be considered at risk due to prior child abuse/neglect incidents concerning Delgado involving both of the children. Delgado is currently wanted by the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office for 2 counts of 278 PC; Child Abduction, felonies. The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit is asking for assistance in locating Delgado and the two children.

An Endangered Missing Advisory (E.M.A.) has been issued via the Emergency Notification and Tactical Alert Center (ENTAC) with the California Highway Patrol for all of Northern California.    If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of Mindy Delgado, Dane Garland, and Aden Garland, please contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office at Dispatch (530) 245-6540 or Records (530) 245-6025.

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DATE: December 20, 2013
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Matt Mitchell     
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6199
BY: Sergeant Matt Mitchell

CRIME/INCIDENT: Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) Electronic Monitoring 

SYNOPSIS: 

In January 2013, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office implemented the use of Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) Electronic Monitoring in the Alternative Custody Programs.  Since inception, the Alternative Custody Programs experienced an 85% success rate of daily reporting from sentenced criminal offenders.  This is an increase of 55% of daily reporting from last year. Criminal offenders are responsible for the GPS units they wear and agree to the conditions, including the consequences if they forcibly remove or tamper with the GPS equipment.  The consequences may be additional criminal charges submitted to the District Attorney’s Office, which include escape and embezzlement.

Within the last week, two criminal offenders were sentenced to State Prison for charges of escape while assigned to the GPS Alternative Custody Program. Criminal offender, Dustin Eugene Winn, was sentenced to two years State Prison for escape, which occurred on November 3, 2013. Criminal offender, Parnell Harlane Hopkins, was sentenced to one year State Prison for escape, which occurred on October 17, 2013.

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DATE/TIME: 12/19/13, 1445 hours 
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Brian Jackson ID# 150 
CASE: RPD #13-87905
      SCSO #13-43401
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6172   
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025   
BY: Sergeant Brian Jackson ID# 150
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: Officer Involved Shooting
SUSPECT: Galbraith, Joseph Anthony - DOB: 09/15/74 - WMA, Hgt, 5’10, Wgt 170 lbs - Homeless, Redding CA
LOCATION: Sacramento River bank near Park Marina Drive under Cypress Street Bridge, Redding ca

SYNOPSIS:

On 12/18/13, Wednesday, at 1824 hours, a uniformed officer with the Redding Police Department encountered an unidentified, homeless, white, male adult near the Cypress Street Bridge along the Sacramento River bank near Park Marina Drive, Redding CA. The man has been identified as Joseph Anthony Galbraith from Redding.   Galbraith told Detectives he told the officer that he had a knife while moving toward the officer.  The Redding Police Officer subsequently fired his duty weapon at Galbraith striking him in the upper torso.  Galbraith was taken into custody and transported to Mercy Medical Center for treatment of his non-life threatening injuries.  The Redding Police Officer was not injured during the shooting and is currently on paid administrative leave per Redding Police Department protocol.

The Shasta County Multi-Agency Officer Involved Critical Incident Protocol was initiated by the Redding Police Department.  The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit is handling the criminal investigation.  The Sheriff’s Office continues to follow up on information regarding the incident and should be able to release more information early next week.

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DATE/TIME: 12/18/13, 2200 hours 
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Brian Jackson ID# 150 
CASE RPD #13-87905
     SCSO #13-43401
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6172   
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025   
BY: Sergeant Brian Jackson ID# 150
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: Officer Involved Shooting
LOCATION: Sacramento River bank near Park Marina Drive under Cypress Street Bridge, Redding Ca

SYNOPSIS:

On 12/18/13, Wednesday, at 1824 hours, a uniformed officer with the Redding Police Department encountered an unidentified, homeless, white, male adult near the Cypress Street Bridge along the Sacramento River bank near Park Marina Drive, Redding CA.  The unidentified male made statements he had a knife to the officer in addition to moving toward the officer.  The Redding Police Officer subsequently fired his duty weapon at the unidentified male hitting the unidentified male in the upper torso.  The unidentified male was taken into custody and transported to Mercy Medical Center for treatment of his non-life threatening injuries.  The Redding Police Officer was not injured during the shooting.

The Shasta County Multi-Agency Officer Involved Critical Incident Protocol was initiated by the Redding Police Department.  The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit is handling the criminal investigation.  Additional information about the incident will be available in the days to come.

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DATE/TIME: 12/16/13/2030 hrs.
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Logan Stonehouse 
CASE # 13-43136
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6096 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY: Sgt. Logan Stonehouse  

CRIME/INCIDENT: 2800.2 CVC, 11377 H&S, 25400(a)(1) PC, 14601 CVC
LOCATION: Lake Blvd. at Pine Grove Ave.
VICTIM(S): State of California
SUSPECTS(S): Toso, Rusty Michael (DOB-09/19/1978)
         
SYNOPSIS:
 
On Monday, 12/16/13, at approximately 1542 hrs., a deputy from the City of Shasta Lake Station attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Lake Blvd. on a silver Ford Mustang for a traffic violation.  The vehicle failed to yield and deputies then initiated a pursuit.  The Ford Mustang was traveling southbound on Lake Blvd. at a high rate of speed and committed several other traffic violations with disregard to public safety.  Due to the time of day and traffic conditions, the pursuit was terminated as it entered the City of Redding.  Deputies attempted to maintain visual contact with the vehicle as it took several side streets through the City of Redding.  With the assistance from the California Highway Patrol helicopter, deputies located the vehicle northbound on Old Oregon Tr.  Deputies again initiated a pursuit with the vehicle as it traveled back into the county jurisdiction.

Deputies deployed tack strips during the pursuit striking three tires.  Deputies and officers from the California Highway Patrol continued pursuing the vehicle as it fled on Old Oregon Tr., to Bear Mountain Rd., to Dry Creek Rd.  The vehicle finally came to a stop at the intersection of Dry Creek Rd. at Highway 299E.  The driver of the vehicle, identified as Rusty Toso, was taken into custody without incident.  It was later determined that Toso is a convicted felon and had a loaded firearm in the vehicle.  Deputies also located methamphetamine and marijuana in the vehicle.  Toso was booked on the above listed felony and misdemeanor charges.

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DATE/TIME: 12/12/13 @ 1527 Hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Quentin Johnston #164
CASE #13-42588
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6540
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6025
BY: Sergeant Quentin Johnston #164 

CRIME/INCIDENT: 496d(a)PC-Possession of a Stolen Vehicle
LOCATION: 24845 Fort Crook Ave., Fall River Mills
VICTIM(S): State of California
SUSPECT(S): Taylor, Cecil Robert - 25 Years Old      

SYNOPSIS:

On Thursday, December 12, 2013, at approximately 1456 hours, an anonymous caller reported Cecil Taylor was at the Fort Crook Apartments in Fall River Mills. The caller reported Taylor was possibly in possession of a firearm and selling narcotics at the location. Deputies were also aware Taylor had several felony warrants for his arrest. Deputies responded to the location and located Taylor, who tried to hide by lying on the ground when deputies arrived. Taylor was taken into custody without incident. Taylor was also found to be in possession of a vehicle reported as stolen from the Anderson area. Taylor was booked into the Shasta County Jail on three felony warrants, and 496d(a) PC-Possession of a Stolen Vehicle. Taylor’s warrants were for possessing stolen property, failure to appear on felony charges, and revocation of AB109 Community Supervision. No weapons or narcotics were located in Taylor’s possession.

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DATE/TIME: 12/11/2013 at 2257 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Pat Kropholler   
CASE # 13-42538
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6096
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Pat Kropholler 

CRIME/INCIDENT: 246 P.C. Shooting at an Inhabited Dwelling  
LOCATION: 5044 Red Bluff Avenue, City of Shasta Lake 
VICTIM(S):
 Donald Stroud, 36 year old male, resident of City of Shasta Lake
 Wilson, Rebecca, 32 year old female, resident of City of Shasta Lake
SUSPECT(S): Unknown

SYNOPSIS:
 
On Wednesday December 11, 2013, at approximately 2257 hours, deputies with the City of Shasta Lake Station responded to 5044 Red Bluff Ave for a report of “shots fired” in the area. Upon arrival deputies contacted Donald Stroud and Rebecca Wilson. Deputies located several empty pistol casings in the street in front of the residence and bullet holes in a wall near a front bedroom. No one was injured inside. A canvas of the neighborhood revealed witnesses who observed a male running on Red Bluff Avenue toward Oregon Street shortly after the shots were heard. The area was checked however, the suspect was not located.

Stroud is no stranger to the criminal justice system. He is on California Department of Corrections Parole and Post Community Release Supervision. On June 27, 2013 deputies responded to a similar incident at this residence. Stroud was uncooperative with the investigation and blamed it on “fireworks”. No casings or bullet holes were located. He was found at that time to be a wanted parolee at large and when booked into the jail, was found in possession of .7 grams of Methamphetamine. This investigation is continuing. Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office or leave a tip with Secret Witness at (530)243-2319.

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DATE/TIME: 12/12/13 at 1130 hrs.

FROM: Sheriff Bosenko

PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6167

On Thursday December 12, 2013 a committee of the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) announced its recommendations for allocating $500 million to 15 counties for upgrading local jails to include rehabilitative program space that meets Gov. Jerry Brown’s prison and public safety realignment goals.

The construction funding is a result of SB 1022, which provided for the issuance of lease revenue bonds to help finance the jail modifications needed to accommodate offenders who otherwise would have been sent to state prisons.

The proposed allocations announced today were decided by a BSCC executive steering committee following presentations in Sacramento December 4-5, 2013. Sheriff Bosenko presented Shasta County’s proposal on December 4, 2013. The recommendations will be considered at the BSCC meeting January 16, 2014 in Los Angeles.

The counties were ranked according to how closely they met the requirements of AB 109’s landmark reform mandate to house and rehabilitate non-serious, non-violent, non-sexual offenders in their home communities. Realignment seeks to improve rehabilitation results by keeping offenders close to families and support systems. It includes constitutionally guaranteed funding for proven programs that support offenders’ successful transition back into the community.

Shasta County has been recommended by the BSCC committee to receive the full reward requested in the amount of $20 million for a new Type III, 64-bed detention dormitory style facility with space for behavioral programs, medical screening, interview/counseling room, and intake and program space.

Once the official conditional award is made in January 2014 by the BSCC, the Shasta County Board of Supervisors will consider approving the acceptance of the funding at a regular board meeting, the date of which has yet to be determined.

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November 2013

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DATE/TIME: 11/25/13 at 12:39 AM
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Gonzalez #127
CASE #13-40625
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
ALTERNATE PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Gonzalez #127

CRIME/INCIDENT: 664/187 PC Attempted murder 
LOCATION: 11809 Lewis Lane, Bella Vista, Ca. 
VICTIM(S): Edwards, Ralph  (66 years old)
SUSPECT(S): Edwards, Joy Ann  (56 years old)

SYNOPSIS:

On Monday, November 25, 2013, at 12:39 AM, deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to 11809 Lewis Lane in Bella Vista regarding a gunshot victim. 

Deputies had been out to the same residence earlier in the evening regarding a verbal argument between Joy Ann Edwards and her husband Ralph Edwards. At that time Joy was extremely intoxicated and upset with her husband.  Deputies mediated the conflict and left the house with the understanding that Joy was going to sleep for the night. 

When deputies arrived regarding the gunshot victim call, Ralph came out of the house and said he had been shot by his wife.  Ralph had a gunshot wound to his midsection and was taken by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center.  Deputies called into the house via a patrol car’s loudspeaker and asked Joy to come out.  At the same time Joy was on the phone with a SHASCOM dispatcher.  The dispatcher was also telling Joy to come out of the house and surrender to the deputies outside.  Joy refused to come out and would occasionally come to the open front door and yell obscenities at the deputies.

Negotiations went on for over an hour until Joy walked out her front door and off the porch.  Joy was told to stop but she turned back towards the house.  In an effort to keep Joy from going back into the house where she had access to firearms, Joy was shot twice with less lethal bean bag rounds from a shotgun.  Joy was taken into custody and after being medically cleared was booked into the Shasta County Jail for attempted murder.

Deputies later recovered the handgun from inside the residence.  According to medical personnel, Ralph’s injuries are non-life threatening.

      

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DATE/TIME: 11/23/13 at 2200 Hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Keith Sharp #172
CASE #13-40505
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6540
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Quentin Johnston #164

CRIME/INCIDENT: Gunshot Victim 
LOCATION: 43218 State Highway 299, Fall River Mills
VICTIM(S): Alvarez, Jose - DOB: 05/19/85
SUSPECT(S): Unknown 

SYNOPSIS:

On Saturday, 11/23/13, at approximately 2200 hours, Jose Alvarez arrived at Mayers Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound. Alvarez was flown to Mercy Medical Center in Redding for treatment. The case is currently under investigation, and no additional information will be released at this time. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office.

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DATE/TIME: 11/22/13 at 1000 Hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Quentin Johnston #164
CASE # Various
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6540
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6025
BY: Sergeant Quentin Johnston #164

CRIME/INCIDENT: Probation/AB109 Compliance Checks
LOCATION: Intermountain Area
VICTIM(S): State of California
SUSPECT(S):   
 Anunson, Kirsten - 31 Years Old, Own Recognizance Revocation/Possession of Paraphernalia
 Hoke, Luke - 26 Years Old, AB109 Revocation/Possession of Weapons
 Seefloth, Teresa - 42 Years Old, Three Felony Warrants for Failure to Appear.
 McKinney, Alisha - 35 Years Old, 2 Felony Warrants for Narcotics Possession/One Misdemeanor Warrant for Theft.
 Gigax, Ridge - 25 Years Old, One Misdemeanor Warrant for Obstructing/Delaying a Peace Officer.
 Wilson, Frankie - 54 Years Old, Felony Warrant for Narcotics Possession/Yolo County, 2 Misdemeanor Warrants for Traffic Offenses.
 
SYNOPSIS:

On Friday, 11/22/13, at approximately 1000 hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office assisted Shasta County Probation on Probation and AB109 compliance checks in the Burney/Intermountain area. The above listed subjects were contacted and arrested on various warrants and violations. Eleven target residences were contacted during the compliance checks. Officers from the California Highway Patrol and the United States Forest Service assisted in the detail.
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DATE/TIME: 11/21/13 at 1516 Hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Quentin Johnston #164
CASE #13-40241
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6540
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6025
BY: Sergeant Quentin Johnston #164

CRIME/INCIDENT:
 273(a)PC-Felony Child Endangerment
 11359H&S-Possession of Marijuana for Sale
LOCATION: 17652 Mountain School Rd., Round Mountain
VICTIM(S): Confidential 14 Month Old Juvenile, State of California
SUSPECT(S):
 Ford, Nathaniel - 27 Years Old
 Scrimbit, Shannon - 24 Years Old 

SYNOPSIS:

On Thursday, 11/21/13, at approximately 1516 hours, a parole search was conducted at Nathaniel Ford’s residence. During the search, narcotics and paraphernalia where located throughout the residence. Nathaniel Ford and his child’s mother, Shannon Scrimbit, were arrested for child endangerment, as several of the illegal items located were in their young child’s bedroom and accessible to the child. Heroin was located on a changing table in the child’s bedroom.

Deputies then checked another location associated with Nathaniel Ford and subsequently located 15.234 pounds of processed marijuana, which was packaged for sale. Ford and Scrimbit were both booked into the Shasta County Jail for felony child endangerment. Ford was booked on an active warrant, also for felony child endangerment. The 14 month old child was taken into protective custody and turned over to Shasta County Children and Family Services. The California Department of Corrections assisted in this investigation.

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DATE/TIME: November 15, 2013
CONTACT OFFICER: Captain John Hubbard        
CASE #13-39374
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6135
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Detective Randall

CRIME/INCIDENT: Attempted Homicide 
LOCATION: 11668 Woggon Lane Redding, California
VICTIM(S): Helean, Anthony, 34 years

SYNOPSIS:

On Thursday, November 14th, 2013, at approximately 0243 hours, deputies responded to 11000 block of Woggon Lane for a reported gunshot victim at that location.  When deputies arrived in the area, 34 year old Anthony Helean was found near the residence located at 11668 Woggon Lane.  Deputies noticed Helean was suffering from multiple apparent gunshot wounds; therefore, he was transported via ambulance for emergency medical treatment.  The resident was identified by prior calls for service at the listed address as 63 year old Patrick Andrew Tenerelli, who was not present when the initial responding deputies arrived on scene.  

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit was called to the scene and assumed the investigation. A deputy spotted Tenerelli’s vehicle on Lake Boulevard while deputies secured the scene in anticipation of obtaining a search warrant where Helean was found.  A traffic stop was initiated on Tenerelli’s vehicle and he was subsequently arrested for felon in possession of ammunition.  Tenerelli was booked at the Shasta County Jail on that charge but the attempted homicide investigation continued well into the afternoon on November 14th, 2013.  Upon serving a search warrant at Tenerelli’s residence, deputies located additional evidence that the shooting occurred at Tenerelli’s house.

On November 15, 2013, a second search warrant was served on the vehicle Tenerelli was driving on November 14th, 2013 when he was taken into custody. A search of his vehicle produced further evidence to prove Tenerelli’s involvement in the attempted homicide of Anthony Helean.  Tenerelli was charged with one count of attempted homicide in connection with the shooting of Helean along with other related charges for illegally possessing firearms as a convicted felon.  Tenerielli is currently incarcerated at the Shasta County Jail with a listed bail of $500,000.00.

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DATE/TIME: 11/14/13 1404 hours      
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Peery #176 
CASE # 13-39439 
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 245-6025 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 245-6025  
BY: Sergeant Thompson #133    

CRIME/INCIDENT: 245 (a)(1) PC  Assault with deadly weapon or by force likely to produce great bodily injury
LOCATION: Weeks Roads, Redding    
VICTIM(S): Yrigollen, Tynan 25 years old
SUSPECTS(S): Duvall, Nathan 19 years old
         
 
SYNOPSIS:

On 11/14/13, at approximately 1404 hours, an Anderson Police Officer was flagged down in the area of the 711 on North Street in Anderson, by a motorist.  Inside the vehicle a white male adult, later identified as Tynan Yrigollen, was located with a stab wound to his neck.

Initially the witnesses in the vehicle had told Anderson Police that Tynan was picked up in the area of Churn Creek and Knighton Roads as he was walking along the street.  The story later changed to the stabbing occurring at a residence within the City of Anderson.  The victim, Tynan, was not forthcoming with information on the crime.

At approximately 1943 hours, Nathan Duvall turned himself in to the Redding Police Department implicating himself as the suspect to the stabbing.  It was later determined the stabbing had actually occurred at a residence on Weeks Road in Shasta County Sheriff jurisdiction. The victim and witnesses to the incident were re-interviewed.  It appears the stabbing was completely unprovoked and happened while several subjects were trimming “medical Marijuana” plants.  Duvall was arrested for the above charges and a Parole Violation.  Tynan is being treated in an area hospital and his injuries were not life threatening.

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DATE/TIME: 11/14/13, 1000 hrs
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Brian Jackson ID# 150      
CASE #13-39374
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6172
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6025
BY: Sergeant Brian Jackson ID# 150

CRIME/INCIDENT: Shooting Incident/Unclassified Crime
LOCATION: 1668 Woggon Lane, Redding CA
VICTIM(S): Undetermined
SUSPECT(S): Undetermined

SYNOPSIS:

On 11/14/13, Thursday, at approximately 0239 hours, deputies with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1668 Woggon Lane, Redding CA for a reported gunshot victim.  Upon arrival, deputies located an unidentified male who suffered at least two gunshot wounds.  The unidentified male would not provide deputies with information other than he was shot at the listed residence.  The unidentified male was transported via ambulance to Mercy Medical Center in Redding for treatment.  

Deputies checked the residence for any other injured person and nobody was located at the residence.  Deputies did locate evidence of a shooting inside the residence. Detectives from the Major Crimes Unit were contacted and subsequently took over the investigation.  Detectives are asking if anybody has information regarding this shooting to contact them at (530)245-6135 or (530)245-6025.  There is no further information being released at this time.

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DATE/TIME: November 13, 2013  
CONTACT OFFICER: Captain John Hubbard #111 
CASE #13-34525
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-3135  
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025   
BY: Captain John Hubbard #111 
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: Pursuit of Stolen Vehicle / Resisting Arrest  
LOCATION: Rancho Rd. @ Alta Camino Dr.
SUSPECT: Motley, Steven Anthony, 34 years  

SYNOPSIS:

A postmortem autopsy was conducted on Steven A. Motley on October 10, 2013.  The cause of death was determined to be “Cardiopulmonary Arrest during a violent struggle with police in an individual under the influence of Methamphetamine.”  Steven Motley had toxic levels of Methamphetamine in his system (“Methamphetamine Intoxication”), which also contributed to his cause of death.

Steven Motley did receive external injuries, which could have occurred from the vehicle collision, his flight from police through neighboring yards, and/or from his violent struggle with police during his arrest.  However, the findings of the pathologist were that none of the external injuries contributed to Steven Motley’s death.

The investigation is continuing.  Upon conclusion of the reports by assisting agencies, the case will be reviewed by the District Attorney.  A review by the District Attorney’s Office is consistent with the Shasta County Critical Incident Protocol.

The Redding Police Department has provided the identity of the officers involved during different stages of the incident.  The officers’ identities are as follows: Officer Jared Hebert, Officer Wes Townsley, Officer Brandon Largent, Officer Becky Zufall, and Corporal Chris Jacoby.

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DATE/TIME: 11/11/2013 at 1850 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Marc St. Clair #161
CASE #13-39085
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6540

CRIME/INCIDENT:
 2800.1(a)VC-Evading a Peace Officer
 148(a)(1)PC-Resist/Obstruct a Peace Officer. Warrants x3.
LOCATION: 36968 Park Avenue, Burney, California
VICTIM(S): People-State of California
SUSPECT: Wilson, Jason Justin  DOB: 09.09.1974 (39) 

SYNOPSIS:

During the last couple of weeks, Deputies from the Burney Patrol Division of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office had been receiving complaints/reports of Jason Wilson displaying a firearm  during the commission of criminal activity in the Burney area. In addition, Jason Wilson had (3) outstanding warrants for his arrest.

On 11/11/2013, Monday, at approximately 1850 hours, Deputies spotted Jason Wilson driving a white minivan in Burney. Deputies activated their emergency lights and siren to make a traffic stop on Wilson for his warrants and investigate the claims Wilson was armed. Wilson failed to stop for the emergency vehicles where a pursuit was initiated.

After traveling several blocks, Jason Wilson yielded into a housing complex located at 36968 Park Avenue in Burney. A felony car stop was initiated with the assistance of a Sheriff canine unit. Jason Wilson was uncooperative during the traffic stop and would not obey lawful commands. Wilson had to be physically subdued before being restrained.

During a search incident to arrest of Wilson’s vehicle, a 12 gauge shotgun was located in the rear portion of Wilson’s vehicle. Wilson was booked at the Shasta County Main Jail on his warrants. A case will be submitted to the District Attorney’s Office in regard to the charges of evading and resisting arrest.

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DATE/TIME: 11.11.2013 at 1700 Hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Marc St. Clair #161
CASE #13-38875
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530)245.6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530)245.6540

CRIME/INCIDENT:
 290(g)(2)PC-Fail to register/Sex Offender, Parolee at Large (State of Oregon)
 Pending additional charges of 288(a)PC in Shasta County.   
LOCATION: 38389 Hwy 299E, Johnson Park, California
VICTIM(S): Confidential due to nature of crime.  
SUSPECT: Degroat, Daniel Lee DOB: 05.23.1983 (28)

SYNOPSIS: 
 
During the last couple of weeks, Deputies from the Burney Patrol Division of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office received information that a subject by the name of Daniel Lee Degroat was residing somewhere in the Fall River Mills area. It was learned Degroat was in a sexual relationship with a minor. During the investigation, Degroat was found to be a sexual registrant out of Oregon. Degroat was also absconding from parole in Oregon as well in which he was a wanted subject with full extradition.

On 11.11.2013, Monday, at approximately 1700 hours, Degroat was spotted by deputies at the Rocky Ledge Shell Station located at 38389 Hwy 299E in Johnson Park, California. Degroat was arrested and brought to the Burney Patrol Office. While at the station Degroat was interviewed where he admitted to the unlawful sexual relationship with a minor. Degroat was booked into the Shasta County Main Jail on the Oregon parole warrant and failing to register as a sex offender in this county. Additional charges pertaining to the unlawful sex acts with a minor will follow at the conclusion of the investigation.

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DATE/TIME: November 11, 2013 @ 1200 hours     
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Lisa Orner #156 
CASE #13-38055
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6135   
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025   
BY: Captain John Hubbard #111
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: 187 PC/Homicide
LOCATION: 6323 Marsha Farms Road, Igo, CA
VICTIM: Weber, Bradley, James Jr.   (Age-30)
SUSPECT: Weber, Bradley, James, Andrew Sr.  (Age-52)

SYNOPSIS:

On Sunday, November 10, 2013 at approximately 2100 hours, a citizen of Crescent City, California, contacted law enforcement to report a possible sighting of Pamela Glasgow and Bradley Weber Sr. at a local hotel within Crescent City.  The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office has been actively trying to locate Bradley Weber Sr. for questioning regarding the homicide of his son Bradley Weber Jr.  There was an active Shasta County arrest warrant for Bradley Weber Sr. for (187PC), homicide. 

The Crescent City Police Department, Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Marshall’s Office responded to the hotel and set up a perimeter.  SWAT Team members made announcements into the hotel room where it was believed both Glasgow and Weber were residing.  Pamela Glasgow exited the hotel room immediately and was taken into custody without incident.  Approximately 5 to 10 minutes later Bradley Weber Sr. excited the hotel room and was also taken into custody without incident. 

Pamela Glasgow was booked into the Del Norte County jail for 32 PC (harboring, concealing a person who’s committed a felony).  Bradley Weber Sr. was booked into the Del Norte County jail on the Shasta County warrant for 187PC, homicide.  During the booking process Bradley Weber Sr. became increasingly lethargic and unresponsive.  Bradley Weber Sr. was transported to a local hospital where he has been admitted and is being treated for excessive blood alcohol content.  Detectives from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office are in Crescent City, processing evidence and interviewing witnesses.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Crescent City Police Department, Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office, Swat Team members, and U.S. Marshall’s Office for their assistance in the apprehension of Bradley Weber Sr.  In addition the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the citizens of both Shasta and Del Norte County as well as members of the Media for their dissemination of information and photographs of Bradley Weber Sr.

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DATE/TIME: 11/6/13 2109 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Pat Kropholler   
CASE #13-38525
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6086
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Pat Kropholler 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Possession for Sales of Methamphetamine and Warrant Arrest  
LOCATION: 5116 Front St., City of Shasta Lake 
SUSPECT(S): Evans, John Robert, 45 year old male resident of the City of Shasta Lake

SYNOPSIS:

On Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at approximately 2109 hours, deputies with the City of Shasta Lake Station conducted a probation search of 5116 Front St. in the City of Shasta Lake. Deputies located John Evans hiding in a bedroom of the residence. Evans was wanted for nine outstanding warrants for his arrest for narcotic violations and several failures to appear. A search of the bedroom he was hiding in revealed 41.2 grams of crystal methamphetamine and a digital scale. Evans admitted to deputies that the methamphetamine belonged to him. He was booked for possession for sales of a controlled substance and his outstanding warrants. He is being held in lieu of $293,000.00 bail.

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DATE/TIME: 11/06/13 2238 hours  
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Thompson #133
CASE #13-38529
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 245-6025 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: Same   
BY: Sergeant Thompson #133

CRIME/INCIDENT: 245 (a)(1) PC Assault with deadly weapon likely to produce great bodily injury.
Suspect: Siaz, Manuel Velasquez   DOB/12/18/1973
Victim: Confidential
LOCATION: Jones Valley Campground. 22300 Jones Valley Marina Dr

SYNOPSIS:

11/06/13 at approximately 2238 hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Jones Valley campground for a reported stabbing.  Upon arrival the confidential victim was found with three stab wounds to his upper torso.  The victim was extremely intoxicated and said he had an altercation with two other campground guests over beer.  The victim did not know why or by whom he was stabbed. The victim was transported for medical treatment to a local hospital and is listed in critical condition.

During the investigation, deputies contacted Manual Siaz in a nearby campsite.  Due to Siaz’s statements and evidence on scene he was arrested and booked in the Shasta County Jail for 245 PC.

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DATE/TIME: November 05, 2013 @ 1130 hours     
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Gene Randall #192 
CASE #13-37937
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6135   
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025   
BY: Captain John Hubbard #111
 
CRIME/INCIDENT:
 187 PC - Homicide
 11379.6 H&S - Manufacture of a controlled substance
 11359 H&S – Possession for sale Marijuana
 25800 PC – Carry a loaded firearm to commit a Felon
 29800 (a) (1) PC Felon in possession of a firearm
LOCATION: 3017 Twin View Blvd
SUSPECT: Johnny Paul Bass (age 51)
VICTIM:  Milton Roy Sherwood Jr. (age 48)

SYNOPSIS:

On November 01, 2013 at approximately 6:15 PM two unidentified male individuals wheeled a critically injured person to the emergency room entrance of Mercy Medical Center.  The two men fled from the hospital on foot and left the critically injured person in the care of hospital personnel.  Neither of the men made any attempt to provide medical personnel with their names or contact information.  Detectives have been following up several leads in an attempt to identify these individuals.

The victim, who later succumbed to his injury(s), was identified as Milton Roy Sherwood Jr. of the City of Shasta Lake.  Next of kin was then notified.  Detectives from the Shasta Count Sheriff’s office, Major Crimes Unit have contacted several witnesses and followed up on several investigative tips.  As a result Johnny Paul Bass was identified as the suspect in the homicide investigation.  Investigative leads led Detectives to an area where Johnny Bass could possibly be located.   

On November 4, 2013 at approximately 1730 hours, Johnny Paul Bass (51) was located at the above listed address.  Johnny Bass had concealed himself under a tarp on the balcony of the residence and refused to exit the residence. After 3 ½ hours of numerous verbal commands to surrender and negotiations by Shasta County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team members, Johnny Bass called 911 from the residence and agreed to surrender to Shasta County Sheriff Deputies.  Johnny Bass was taken into custody without incident and booked at the Shasta County Jail for the above listed charges, which included the murder of Milton Roy Sherwood Jr.  Johnny Bass‘s bail was set at $1,500,000.00.  An autopsy is scheduled for November 05, 2013.  Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

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DATE/TIME: November 4, 2013 @ 1130 hours 
CONTACT OFFICER: Captain John Hubbard #111 
CASE #13-38097
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6135   
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025   
BY: Captain John Hubbard #111
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: Suspicious Death / Fire 
LOCATION: Bass Pond Road, Millville, California

SYNOPSIS:

On Sunday, November 03, 2013 at approximately 0701 hours, Cal Fire was dispatched to a grass fire in the 8800 block of Bass Pond Drive in Millville, California.  Upon their arrival to the reported grass fire, a pickup truck was located and was fully consumed by the fire.  While extinguishing the fire to the pickup truck, Cal Fire firefighters saw what appeared to be human remains in the bed of the pickup truck.

Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to the location and confirmation was made that there was a badly burned human body within the bed of the pickup truck.  Detectives from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office and Cal Fire law enforcement assumed control of the potential crime scene. 

The scene was processed as a potential crime scene due the suspicious nature of the fire.  An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday, November 6, 2013. The cause of the fire and the identity of the victim are unknown at this time.  More information will be released when available.

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DATE/TIME: 11/03/13 at 6:21 P.M.  
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Gonzalez #127
CASE #13-38142
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
ALTERNATE PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Gonzalez #127

CRIME/INCIDENT: 664/187 PC Attempt Murder  
LOCATION: 3424 Frances St. Cottonwood, Ca. 96022   
SUSPECT(S): Ware, Noel (DOB 4/11/33)

SYNOPSIS:

On Sunday, 11/3/2013, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Frances Street in Cottonwood regarding a gunshot victim.  When Deputies arrived they found Patrick Martinez Jr. with a gunshot wound to his left calf.  It was later determined that Noel Ware who resides next door to Martinez Jr. had shot him with a handgun.

The Ware family and Martinez family live next door to each other and they have a long standing conflict.  On this date, Ware went out into the street and confronted Patrick Martinez Sr.  Ware fired his handgun twice at Martinez Sr. missing him both times.  Martinez Sr. ran to his house for shelter.  Martinez Jr. was standing in his front yard when the shooting started.  Martinez Jr. also ran towards the house to seek cover.  Ware turned to Martinez Jr. and fired two additional shots at Martinez Jr.  One of the shots apparently hit Martinez Jr. in the left calf. 

Martinez was transported to a local hospital with non life threatening injuries.  Ware was arrested at the scene and booked into the Shasta County Jail on the listed charge.

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DATE/TIME: November 03, 2013 @ 1130 hours     
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Gene Randall #192 
CASE #13-37960
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6135   
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025   
BY: Captain John Hubbard #111
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: 187 PC / Homicide
LOCATION: Mercy Hospital
VICTIM: Milton Roy Sherwood Jr.  (48)

SYNOPSIS:

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit is seeking information regarding an incident that occurred at Mercy Hospital on Friday, November 1, 2013 at approximately 6:15 PM.  Multiple witnesses reported seeing two men wheeling a third critically injured man towards the emergency room of the hospital in a wheel chair.  The two men fled from the hospital on foot and left the critically injured person in the care of hospital personnel.  Neither of the two men made any known attempt(s) to provide medical personnel with their names or contact information. Therefore Detectives are seeking assistance from the community in identifying the two unidentified men who were last observed by witnesses running away from the emergency room.

The victim, who later succumbed to his injury(s), has been identified as Milton Roy Sherwood Jr. of the City of Shasta Lake.  Next of kin have been notified.  An autopsy date is being arranged for the ensuing week.  Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

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 DATE/TIME: November 2, 2013 @ 2019 hours     
CONTACT OFFICER: Det. Lisa Orner #156 
CASE: #13-38055
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6135   
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025   
BY: Sergeant Eric Magrini #178

CRIME/INCIDENT: 187 PC / Homicide 
LOCATION: 6323 Marsha Farms Road, Igo, Ca. 
 
SYNOPSIS: 

On 11-02-13 at approximately 2019 hours, Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputies learned that Bradley James Weber Jr. (33 years-old), suffering from a gunshot wound, was brought to a local hospital by family.  Shortly after Weber Jr. arrived at the hospital, he was pronounced dead.

It was learned Weber Jr. resided with his father at 6323 Marsha Farms Road in Igo, CA.  Sheriff’s Deputies responded to this location and located the scene of the crime.  Sheriff’s Office Detectives and Crime Scene Technicians responded, where they interviewed witnesses and collected evidence. 

As a result of these efforts, Bradley James Andrew Weber (52 years-old) is wanted for questioning regarding the murder of his son.  Anyone with information as to Bradley Weber’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office.  Weber is to be considered “armed and dangerous.”

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October 2013

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DATE/TIME: 10/31/13 1834 hrs
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Pat Kropholler   
CASE #13-37834
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6086
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Pat Kropholler 

INCIDENT: Traffic Accident with Injury 
LOCATION: Intersection of Los Flores Ave and Los Gatos Ave City of Shasta Lake 
INVOLVED PARTIES:
 #1 Joshua Raymond Rogers, 25 year old male resident of Shasta Lake
 #2 Heather Marie Rogers, 26 year old female resident of Shasta Lake
 #3 Aiden Rogers, 3 year old male
 #4 Allen Dean Cameron, 30 year old male resident of the City of Shasta Lake

SYNOPSIS:

On Thursday October 31, 2013 at approximately 1834 hours, deputies with the Shasta Lake Station responded to a reported traffic collision at the intersection of Los Flores Ave and Los Gatos Ave. Upon arrival they located two vehicles, a 1994 Honda Accord occupied by Joshua, Heather and Aiden Rogers in the northwest lawn of 1800 Los Flores Avenue. The Honda was on all four tires and had struck the wall and fence of the residence. Damage to the residence and fence was minimal. The other vehicle, a 1998 Ford Ranger pickup, driven by Allen Cameron was overturned laying on its driver’s side near the front porch of the residence less then five feet from the front door. Heather Rogers had a complaint of pain and was transported via ambulance to an area hospital. She later underwent surgery for a non-life threatening injury. Joshua and Heather were secured by their safety belts and Aiden was in a car seat. The investigation revealed that Cameron was traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on Los Flores Avenue when he ran the stop sign at the intersection of Los Flores Ave and Los Gatos Ave striking the Honda near the passenger’s rear door causing it to careen into the residence. The impact caused Cameron’s truck to overturn and land on its side near the front of the residence.

Cameron was not injured. He was evaluated and found not to be under the influence. However, he did have an active warrant for his arrest for narcotics possession. He was arrested and transported to the jail. He also was found to have an expired license and not insured. Charges will be filed with the District Attorneys Office at the completion of the investigation.

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DATE/TIME: 10/30/2013 1600Hrs.   
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt Jason Barnhart 
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700  
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sgt Jason Barnhart  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Drug and weapons violations
LOCATION: 3366 Citizens Ln Cottonwood, Redding, and Shasta County 

SUSPECTS(S):
 Wutzke, Kayla Diane (DOB 02/18/1992)
 Pene, Brain Joseph (DOB 11/29/1990)

SYNOPSIS:

During July of 2013 Kayla Wutzke and Brian Pene were arrested together during a vehicle stop in the Anderson, Ca area by Shasta County Sheriff’s deputies. During the investigation both subjects were arrested and booked for possession and transportation of methamphetamine, marijuana and prescription pills. As a result of that case both Wutzke and Pene were released on their own recognizance by the court and placed on GPS ankle monitoring supervised by Shasta County Probation.

On Monday 10/7/2013 deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office assisted Shasta County Probation officers who responded to Wutzke and Pene’s residence located at 3366 Citizens Ln in Cottonwood. During that investigation approximately 30 lbs. of marijuana was located along with 1.4 lbs of hashish, hash oil, prescription pills and liquid steroids. Deputies also located a loaded pistol with additional ammunition. Both subjects were booked into the Shasta County Jail.

On Thursday 10/17/2013 deputies and probation officers again went to the Citizens Ln address to make contact with Kayla Wutzke and Brain Pene but they were not home. A search of their residence revealed approximately 39 lbs of marijuana along with all components and materials for extracting marijuana hash oil. Additionally prescription pills, methamphetamine and an illegal weapon were located.  

On Tuesday 10/29/2013 Shasta County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop were Brian Pene was the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle. During that investigation 10 lbs of processed marijuana was found. Pene had removed the GPS monitor from his ankle but the GPS unit was located within the vehicle. Pene was booked for possession and transportation of marijuana. Pene was later released on bail. 

On Wednesday 10/30/2013, deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office along with Shasta County probation officers made contact with Kayla Wutzke who had rented a room at a motel in Redding. Wutzke was again GPS monitored. Upon making contact with Wutzke at the motel room Brian Pene was also located within the room along with two other subjects. During this investigation approximately 22 lbs. of marijuana, 8.7 grams of methamphetamine, prescription pills and paraphernalia were found. Kayla Wutzke and Brain Pene were both booked in the Shasta County Jail on drug charges along with court order violations of being in contact with one another against the directive of the court.  

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DATE/TIME: October 31, 2013 @ 1000 hours     
CONTACT OFFICER: Captain John Hubbard #111 
CASE #13-37082
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6135   
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025   
BY: Captain John Hubbard #111
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: 187 PC / Homicide 
LOCATION: Ingot Auto Dismantlers / 26258 HWY 299 E, Ingot 

SYNOPSIS:

On October 25, 2013 at approximately 1805 hours, Deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office responded to a fire with two fatalities at the above listed location.  Due to the fire being suspicious in nature, it is being investigated by the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit, as well as Cal-Fire investigators.

On Tuesday, October 29, 2013 an autopsy was conducted in Yolo County.  Through continued investigation the two deceased individuals have been positively identified as Michael Cass Forsyth (57) and Thomas James Burton (65) of Ingot.  The forensic pathologist has identified the cause of death as gunshot.  The case is actively being investigated as a homicide and no further information will be released at this time.

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DATE/TIME: 10/31/2013
CONTACT OFFICER: Coroner Investigator Jenelle Bartolo
CORONER CASE # C13-1041
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-5551
BY: Jenelle Bartolo                                  

LOCATION: Redding, California              
VICTIM(S): Robinson Sok, DOB: 05/28/1995, 18 Y/O Male                     

SYNOPSIS:

On 09/06/2013, the Sheriff’s Office Boating Safety Unit received a report of a drowning on the McCloud arm of Shasta Lake.  It was revealed that the above victim had drowned.  Recovery efforts were attempted, but the victim was not located at that time. 

The victim’s family contacted a third party with deep water sonar capabilities.  The victim was located and recovered on 10/30/2013 from Shasta Lake on the McCloud arm near Turntable Bay.  The victim has been identified by the Shasta County Coroner’s Office as Robinson Sok, from Oakland, Ca.  A postmortem examination will be conducted next week by the Coroner’s Office. 

The investigation into this incident continues by the Boating Safety Unit and the Coroners’ Office. 

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DATE/TIME: October 30, 2013  
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Gene Randall #192 
CASE #13-37450
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-3135  
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025   
BY: Captain John Hubbard #111 

CRIME/INCIDENT: 664/187 Attempt Homicide
LOCATION: 214088 Golden Trail West, Redding, California

SYNOPSIS:

On October 29, 2013 at approximately 0133 hours, Deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the above listed location for a reported gunshot victim.  The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for gunshot wounds to his chest.  The victim continues to be treated at a local hospital and is still listed in critical condition.  The identity of the assailant is still unknown at this time.

While processing the scene for evidence, a large amount of processed Marijuana was located.  Agents from the Shasta Interagency Narcotics Task Force were called to investigate.  In excess of 200 pounds of processed Marijuana was collected as well as evidence indicative of the manufacturing of honey oil.  The case continues to be investigated by the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit.        

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DATE/TIME: October 29, 2013 @ 0133 hours  
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Gene Randall # 192 
CASE # 13-37450
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6135   
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025  
BY: Captain John Hubbard #111
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: 664/187 Attempt Murder
LOCATION: 214088 Golden Trail West, Redding, California    

SYNOPSIS:

On October 29, 2013 at approximately 0133 hours, Deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the above listed location for a reported gunshot victim.  Upon arrival Deputies located a white male adult with gunshot wounds to the chest.  The victim was transported to a local hospital where he has entered surgery and is listed in critical condition at this time.  The case is being investigated by the Shasta County Sheriff’s, Major Crimes Unit.  The motive and identity of the assailant is unknown at this time.  Further Information will be released when available.

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DATE/TIME: October 28, 2013 at 0800 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Steve Grashoff       
CASE # 13-37282
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530 245-6540
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530 245-6025  
BY: Sergeant Grashoff

CRIME/INCIDENT: Armed and Dangerous- Wanted Subject
LOCATION: Shasta County 
SUSPECT: Dallen, Brady WMA DOB-01/31/75

SYNOPSIS:

Brady Dallen is wanted for felony assault warrants, stolen vehicles, felony evading, and narcotics violations. He is to be considered ARMED and DANGEROUS. He has fled from law enforcement numerous times and fled again from law enforcement yesterday.

On Sunday, October 27, 2013 at approximately 1612 hours, deputies observed Dallen driving a red Ford Bronco on Leopard Drive at a high rate of speed. As deputies approached the Bronco in their patrol units, Dallen continued driving towards them acting as if he was going to hit them “head on”. At the last second, Dallen swerved his vehicle out of the way and drove through a field fence. He continued driving through the Millville Flats area at a high rate of speed and again drove through another field fence. Just past this fence was a rock cliff. Dallen drove the Bronco over the cliff where it crashed into large boulders. When deputies arrived they found that Brady Dallen and an unknown female had climbed out of the Bronco and fled the area. A third female was located hiding in nearby bushes and was detained. (Her name is not being released at this time). She was transported by ambulance to a local Hospital for complaint of pain.  With the assistance of the California Highway Patrol Helicopter and a K-9 from the Anderson Police Department, an extensive search was conducted. Residences in the area had been notified by Shascom that Brady Dallen and the unknown female had fled the scene and they were advised that he was armed and dangerous. At this time neither Dallen nor the female have been located.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is asking that if anyone comes in contact with Dallen to use extreme caution and call the Sheriff’s Office immediately via 911. He is described as a WMA, 6’01, and 165 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes. See attached for photo.

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DATE/TIME: October 26, 2013 @ 1130 hours  
CONTACT OFFICER: John Hubbard #111 
CASE # 13-37082
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6135   
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025   
BY: Captain John Hubbard #111 
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: Suspicious Fire / Death x 2
LOCATION: Ingot Auto Dismantlers 

SYNOPSIS: 

On October 25, 2013 at approximately 1805 hours, Deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office responded to a fire with two fatalities at the above listed location.  The fire is suspicious in nature and Cal-Fire investigators are assisting in the investigation.  Fire Investigators and Detectives from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office are treating this investigation as a homicide, due to the suspicious nature of the fire.  The deceased individuals have not been identified and the circumstances of how the fire started are under investigation.  An autopsy will be conducted at a yet undetermined date and time.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance from the citizens of Shasta County who were traveling on Highway 299 near the Ingot Auto Dismantlers business in the Ingot area, on October 25, 2013, between the hours of 4:00 pm-6:00 pm.  Please report any suspicious individuals or vehicles seen in the vicinity of Ingot Auto Dismantlers to the above listed numbers.  Thank you in advance for your assistance!

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DATE/TIME: 10/25/2013 1552 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Pat Kropholler   
CASE # 13-37059
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6096
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Pat Kropholler 

CRIME/INCIDENT: 245 (a)(1) PC Assault with a Deadly Weapon   
LOCATION: 4439 Meade St., City of Shasta Lake
VICTIM: Latner, Kevin 46 year old male, resident of the City of Shasta Lake
SUSPECT: Robinson, Brice Graham, 42 year old male, resident of the City of Shasta Lake

SYNOPSIS:

On Friday, October 25, 2013, at approximately 1552 hours, deputies from the City of Shasta Lake Station responded to a report of a hit and run, vehicle vs a pedestrian in front of the listed address. The victim, Kevin Latner, was transported to an area hospital with severe head trauma and in critical condition. The driver of the vehicle, Brice Robinson, was later found and contacted at his residence. The investigation revealed that Brice and Kevin have been arguing over Brice’s estranged girlfriend who recently moved in with Kevin.  Brice went over to Kevin’s residence to drop off some of her property. While there, he and Kevin got into an argument. According to witnesses, Brice struck Kevin in the head and body with a metal crutch. Kevin was able to take the crutch away from him. As Brice attempted to leave in his truck, Kevin tried to stop him by pulling him out of his truck as the vehicle was moving. Kevin ended up on the ground with a severe injury to his head. At this time it is unclear if he was struck by Brice’s vehicle or if his injuries were caused when he fell to the pavement. Brice was arrested and booked into the jail on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon. Deputies have contacted several witnesses, and the investigation is continuing. If anyone has information regarding this incident, they are urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office.

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DATE/TIME: 10-25-13 / 1320 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Michael Peery
CASE # 13-37032
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sergeant Michael Peery 

CRIME/INCIDENT:
 245 P.C. Assault on person with a deadly weapon not a firearm.
 246 P.C. Shoot at inhabited dwelling
 368 P.C. Elder Abuse
 422 P.C. Criminal Threats
 591 P.C. Maliciously damage telephone while attempting to call 911.
LOCATION: Residence off Old Alturas Road
VICTIM: Michael Ernest Usted, 66 years
SUSPECT: Michael Henry Rolland Usted, 36 years

SYNOPSIS:

On 10/25/13 at approximately 1320 hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding shots fired at a residence off Old Alturas Road in the Bella Vista area. Deputies were informed that the suspect, Michael Henry Rolland Usted, had been in a physical altercation with his father and victim, Michael Ernest Usted. After the physical altercation, Michael Henry Rolland Usted went into the residence, retrieved a 22 caliber rifle, exited the residence, and shot one round in the vicinity of his father, Michael Ernest Usted.

While en route to the call, deputies were informed Michael Henry Rolland Usted had loaded several weapons and a large amount of marijuana into a friend’s SUV and had left the residence, heading to an unknown location. Deputies arrived in the area and located the SUV driving eastbound on Old Alturas Road towards Deschutes Road. A felony traffic stop was conducted by the deputies due to the violent nature of the call and the fact that several firearms were seen being placed in the SUV.

Michael Henry Rolland Usted was in the passenger’s seat of the SUV. He was detained and later arrested for the above listed charges without incident. The driver of the SUV was released at the scene.

During the interviewing process, the victim was found to have several bruises and lacerations on his face and arms, but refused medical attention. The victim said the altercation started when he told the suspect he was tired of the suspect being on drugs all the time and not doing anything with his life. He wanted the suspect to move out of his house and stand on his own two feet. The victim told deputies the suspect became irate when he was told to move out and then the suspect started assaulting him.

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DATE/TIME: 10/25/2013 @ 0057 hours
CONTACT OFFICER:  Captain Forrest Bartell
CASE #: 13-36983
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6080
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025  
BY: Captain Forrest Bartell, City of Shasta Lake

CRIME: Possession of controlled substance
SUSPECT: Delong, Kevin William, WMA 43 years, Redding CA
VICTIM: State of California
LOCATION: Lake Boulevard at Pine Grove, City of Shasta Lake

SYNOPSIS:
On October, 25th at approximately 0057 hours City of Shasta Lake Deputy Ray Breshears responded to a suspicious circumstance call involving a Tan Ford pickup dropping off a subject near Pine Grove. Deputy Breshears located the vehicle traveling in excess of the speed limit on Pine grove and conducted a traffic stop. Upon contacting the driver, Kevin Delong, Deputy Breshears detected a strong smell of Marijuana. A search of Delong’s vehicle revealed over 3lbs of processed marijuana, 2.13 g of methamphetamine, paraphernalia, and a syringe laden with methamphetamine prepped for injection.

Delong was transported to the Shasta County main jail for possession of a controlled substance , possession of over one ounce of marijuana , transportation, and possession of paraphernalia.

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DATE/TIME: 10/24/2013   
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt Jason Barnhart 
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700  
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sgt Jason Barnhart  

CRIME/INCIDENT: 3 Felony Warrants -Total bail $450,000.00
LOCATION: Elk Trail West, Jones Valley, Ca Shasta County 
SUSPECTS(S): Fernalld, Shane Garnet (DOB 11/11/1973)

SYNOPSIS:

On Thursday 10/24/2013, deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office were able to locate and arrest Shane Fernalld regarding numerous warrants for his arrest to include possession of stolen property and vehicle theft. Fernalld also had a warrant for failing to appear in court for sentencing. Fernalld was featured last week as one of Shasta’s Most Wanted. His arrest was the result of deputies investigating leads and following up on tips provided by the citizens of Shasta County.

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DATE/TIME: 10/17/13 @ 0219 Hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Deputy Gary Nunnelley #203
CASE #13-35973
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6540
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6025
BY:  Sergeant Quentin Johnston #164

CRIME/INCIDENT:
 11358 H&S- PLANT/ETC MARIJUANA
 11359 H&S-TRANSPORTATION OF MARIJUANA
 11360 H&S- POSSESS MARIJUANA FOR SALE
LOCATION: State Highway 299/State Highway 89, Burney, CA

VICTIM(S): State of California

SUSPECT(S): Forehand, Frank Edward - 27 Years Old, Herlong CA Resident 

SYNOPSIS:

On Thursday, 10/17/13, at approximately 0219 hours, a traffic stop was initiated by a deputy from the Burney Sheriff’s Station for a traffic violation. Upon contact with the occupants, the deputy developed probable cause to search the vehicle. The search yielded 7.5 pounds of processed marijuana. Through the investigation it was determined the marijuana was possessed with the intent to sell it. The driver, Frank Forehand was arrested and booked into the Shasta County jail, for the listed charges.

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DATE/TIME: 10/17/2013 1400 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Barry Powell
CASE #13-35878
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 722-9161
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sgt. Powell  

CRIME/INCIDENT:
 11358 H&S- Marijuana Cultivation
 11359 H&S- Possession of Marijuana for Sale
 11379.6 H&S- Manufacture of Controlled Substance/Chemical Extraction
 25800 PC- Armed while committing a felony
LOCATION: 21843 Coloma Dr. Palo Cedro, CA
VICTIM(S): State of California 
SUSPECTS(S):
 Mark Johnathan Shoemaker-WMA 36 years old Redding/Oregon
 Christopher Sean Lawton-WMA 25 years old Hayward, CA
 Sarah Beth Erspamer- WMA 24 years old Hayward, CA
 
SYNOPSIS:

On 10/16/2013, The Shasta County Sheriff’s Marijuana Investigative Team assisted by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife served a search warrant at 21843 Coloma Dr. in Palo Cedro, CA.  During the course of the search warrant, three people were detained and were determined to be involved.  108 marijuana plants were found growing on the property as well as over 400 pounds of processed marijuana hanging in various areas of the residence.  An additional 37+ pounds of processed marijuana was discovered packaged for sale.  Scales, packaging material and U.S. Currency supporting marijuana sales was located.  A honey-oil extraction lab was also located in the residence.  A loaded handgun and a bullet proof vest were also found during the search.

Shoemaker was found to have dual residency both in Oregon and in Redding, CA.  During the course of the investigation he was found to be renting the property on Coloma.  Lawton and Erspamer were found to be living in Hayward, CA.  All three subjects were cited on various charges.  County Code Enforcement was also notified and miscellaneous code violations will be filed as well.

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DATE/TIME: October 16, 2013 @ 12:10 PM  
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Keith Sharp
CASE # 13-35888
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6099   
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025   
BY: Detective Keith Sharp #172 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Narcotics Possession
SUSPECT: Randolph Ragasa Abaya, Date of Birth 1/24/1960
LOCATION: Intermountain Area/Eastern Shasta County  
 
SYNOPSIS:

On Wednesday, 10/16/13, at 12:10 PM, a California Highway Patrol Officer initiated a speed enforcement stop on Highway 299 East, just west of the Hatchet Mountain Summit.  The driver of the vehicle, Randolph Abaya, who resides in San Francisco, was found to have a suspended California driver’s license.  Deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene to assist the CHP officer while the vehicle was being towed and stored for safe keeping.

During a subsequent search of Abaya’s vehicle, a large amount of methamphetamine was located inside the vehicle, at which point the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office took over the narcotics investigation.  Other items of contraband were also located inside the vehicle which indicated Abaya possessed the methamphetamine with the intent to sell it.  Abaya was placed under arrest and transported to the Shasta County Jail where he was booked for narcotics possession, narcotics possession for sale, and transportation of narcotics.  It was later determined the methamphetamine had a total weight of 10.64 ounces which holds an approximate street value of $66,500.

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DATE/TIME: 10/14/13 at 8:37 P.M.  
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Gonzalez #127
CASE #13-35720
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
ALTERNATE PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Gonzalez #127

CRIME/INCIDENT: 10851VC unlawful taking of a vehicle.  
LOCATION: 3416 Frances St. Cottonwood, Ca. 96022   
SUSPECT(S): Unknown
SUSPECT DESCRIPTION: Hispanic male adult, 5’8”, dark hair, wearing a black shirt and black pants.   

SYNOPSIS:

On Monday, 10/14/13, at 8:37 P.M., the Shasta Area Safety Communications center (SHASCOM) received several calls regarding a yellow H2 Hummer chasing a grey Toyota 4runner at speeds of 65-70 miles per hour through residential streets in Cottonwood.  SHASCOM received additional reports of a 4runner crashing into a fence at 3416 Frances St. and a Hummer style vehicle stopped in the area.  Some of the callers reported seeing a male subject running into the backyard of 3416 Frances St. and multiple gunshots were heard coming from the area.

Deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office as well as officers from the Anderson Police Department and California Highway Patrol responded to the area.  At the scene officers detained the driver of the Hummer, Jim Haagenson. 

Upon questioning Haagenson it was determined that he was a member of the California State Militia-Cottonwood Citizen’s Watch group.  Haagenson said he was following the 4runner because he knew it had been stolen earlier that day from a residence in Cottonwood.  The driver and sole occupant of the 4runner accelerated and tried to evade Haagenson then jumped out of the moving car and ran into the backyard of 3416 Frances St.  The unoccupied 4runner eventually crashed into a chain link fence in front of the residence.  Haagenson chased the male into the backyard.  At one point the male subject turned towards Haagenson.  Haagenson, who was legally carrying a handgun per his concealed weapons permit, pointed his handgun towards the ground and fired 3-5 times while ordering the subject to stop walking towards him.  The male subject then turned away from Haagenson and ran west out of sight. 

It was determined that the 4runner had been stolen earlier that morning.  The California Highway Patrol took an accident report at the scene and will be following up on the stolen vehicle report.  The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office interviewed several residents in the area and conducted an investigation regarding the shooting. 

Officers extensively searched the area for the unknown subject but he was not located.  Haagenson described the subject as a Hispanic male adult, approximately 5’8” tall, dark hair, wearing a black shirt and black pants.  Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office.

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DATE/TIME: 10.14.2013 @ 1300 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Marc St. Clair #161
CASE #13-35654
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530.245.6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530.245.6540 

CRIME/INCIDENT:
 21310PC-Carry Dirk/Dagger
 11353.1(5) HS-Controlled Substance on School Grounds
 11377(a) HS-Possession of Controlled Substance
 11364.1(a) HS-Possession of Hypodermic Needles  
LOCATION: Burney Elementary School, Burney CA  96013 
VICTIM(S): People-State of California
SUSPECT(S):
 Linares, Trevor Doyle - DOB 07.14.1989 (24)
 Hardin, Alicia Lynn - DOB 11.14.1989 (23)        

SYNOPSIS:

On 10.14.2013, Monday, at approximately 1300 hours, a deputy from the Burney Patrol Division watched as the two listed suspects were walking through the playground at Burney Elementary. The suspects appeared to have no legitimate business by being on the school grounds. In addition, the Sheriff’s Office had received a complaint from school administrators about suspicious subjects walking through the school in the past.

During this time, the deputy made a consensual contact with the two subjects in the parking lot of the school. Both suspects could not provide a reason other than using the school as a short cut. The deputy noticed the male subject begin to look around as well as having a bulge under his shirt. The deputy saw the male suspect, Trevor Linares, reach for the bulky item, at which time, the deputy confronted Linares about the concealed item. When the deputy attempted to physically control Linares for officer safety purposes, not knowing if Linares was armed, Linares pulled away and a foot pursuit ensued between Linares and the Deputy.

The foot pursuit continued for a couple of blocks until another deputy arrived on scene to assist. Both deputies were able to subdue Linares, taking him into custody without further incident. During search incident to arrest, Linares was in possession of two throwing knives, the item which was later to be the bulge under his shirt. In addition, suspected methamphetamine and numerous hypodermic needles were also found on Linares person.

After the foot pursuit, the female, Alicia Lynn Hardin, was found and interviewed. Further investigation revealed Hardin was also in possession of methamphetamine and needles.

Linares was charged with being in possession of an unlawful weapon which was concealed. Also Linares was charged with possession of needles and a controlled substance while on school grounds. Hardin was charged with being in possession of needles and controlled substance. Both suspects were arrested and transported to the Shasta County Main Jail in Redding on the listed charges.

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DATE/TIME: October 14, 2013, 1630 Hours
CONTACT OFFICER: CASE # 13-35681 
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530 245-6540
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530 245-6025  
BY: Sergeant Steve Grashoff

CRIME/INCIDENT: Felony Evading and Resisting Arrest
LOCATION: Shasta County
VICTIM(S): State of California
SUSPECT: Ybarra, Michael WMA 26 years 

SYNOPSIS:

On Monday, October 14, 2013 at approximately 1519 hours, deputies with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office attempted a law enforcement stop on a vehicle near the intersection of Riverside Ave and Ox Yoke for a traffic violation. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle failed to yield for deputies and a pursuit ensued. The driver who was later identified as Michael Ybarra led deputies through the City of Anderson and then northbound I-5 with speeds reaching 100 MPH. Ybarra began swerving back and forth from lane to lane. He also threw objects out of the vehicle window as he sped down the highway. Ybarra’s actions almost caused multiple accidents along I-5. Ybarra then exited I-5 onto Knighton Road and again drove his vehicle with no regard for safety. This pursuit ended at his family’s residence off Fig Tree Lane.

Michael Ybarra, who is out of custody on AB109, resisted arrest by attacking arresting deputies. He was eventually taken into custody and transported to jail. The items he had thrown out of the vehicle were narcotics. The Anderson Police Department and the helicopter from the Highway Patrol aided the Sheriff’s Office in this Pursuit. Ybarra was just recently arrested by our S.A.G.E Unit for public intoxication and is on AB109 for felony assault.

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DATE/TIME: October 11, 2013 @ 1300 hours  
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Will Gardner #140 
CASE #13-34523
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6133   
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025    
BY: Captain John Hubbard #111    
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: Pursuit of Stolen Vehicle/Resisting Arrest
LOCATION: Rancho Road @ Alta Camino Drive
SUSPECT: Steven Anthony Motley  

SYNOPSIS:

On Thursday, October 10, 2013 an autopsy was performed on Steven Anthony Motley at the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office Coroner’s facility.  The autopsy was performed by Forensic Pathologist Dr. Arnold Jesselson of the Forensic Medical Group.  Present at the autopsy were members of the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office, Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division and members of the Shasta County Grand Jury.  The results of the autopsy are pending toxicology results.  The case continues to be investigated by the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division, California Highway Patrol and Shasta County District Attorney’s Office Investigators.  Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

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DATE/TIME: 10/09/2013 1100 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Barry Powell
CASE # 13-34887
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 722-9161
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sgt. Powell  

CRIME/INCIDENT:
 11358 H&S- Marijuana Cultivation
 11359 H&S- Possession of Marijuana for Sale                                                                             
 182 PC- Conspiracy
LOCATION:
 23945 Old 44 Drive Millville, CA
 19310 Davidson Lane Anderson, CA
VICTIM(S): State of California 
SUSPECTS(S):
 Drewsen, Robert Joseph WMA 33 years old
 Drewsen, Ron Joseph      WMA 61 years old
  

SYNOPSIS:

On 10/8/2013, Agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Marijuana Investigative Team, Shasta Interagency Narcotic Task Force and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife served a search warrant at two locations in Shasta County. The first location was identified as 23945 Old 44 Drive in Millville, CA.  The second location was identified as 19310 Davidson Lane in Anderson, CA.

At the Old 44 Drive address 97 mature marijuana plants were located and seized. At the Davidson Lane address 100 mature marijuana plants were located and seized. Evidence supporting the two cultivation sites were connected was found. Evidence supporting marijuana sales was also found, which included approximately $33,000 in U.S. currency.  Multiple vehicles which included two pickups, two motorcycles, a utility trailer and a snowmobile were also seized under Asset Forfeiture guidelines.  Both Ron and Robert Drewsen were contacted and subsequently cited and released on scene.  The case will be forwarded to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office for review.

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DATE/TIME: 10/08/2013 @ 1630 Hrs.
CONTACT OFFICER: Lt. Lillibridge 

CASE # C13-0952
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6137 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-5551 
BY: Lt. Lillibridge, Chief Deputy Coroner  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Death Investigation  
LOCATION: 4600 block of Alta Saga Dr. Redding, CA   
VICTIM(S): State of California  
DECEDENT(S):  Motley, Steven- 33 years old (Shasta County Resident)

SYNOPSIS:

On 10/08/2013 at 1630 hrs, our office was contacted by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office advising of the passing of the above decedent, Steven Motley.  Motley was being treated at Mercy San Juan Hospital in Sacramento after being arrested by the Redding Police Department on October 5th, 2013. Motley was originally treated at Mercy Hospital in Redding, CA and then transferred to Sacramento, CA for further treatment.  The decedent’s “Next of Kin” were notified of Motley’s death by The Sacramento County Coroners Office. 

A forensic autopsy is tentatively scheduled for Thursday 10/10/2013.  Members from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Shasta County District Attorney’s Office, Department of Justice, Redding Police Department, Shasta County Coroner’s Office and Shasta County Grand Jury will be invited to be present in accordance with the Shasta County Multi-agency Critical Incident Protocol.
 
The investigation into this incident is continuing by the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office and the Shasta County Coroner’s Office.

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DATE/TIME: 10-07-13 @ 1130 Hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Will Gardner #140
CASE #13-34523
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6133
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025

CRIME/INCIDENT: Pursuit of Stolen Veh. /Resisting Arrest
LOCATION: Rancho Rd. @ Alta Camino Dr.
SUSPECT: Steven Anthony Motley (age 33)
   
SYNOPSIS: 

The driver of the stolen vehicle in the Redding Police Department pursuit on Saturday, October 5, 2013 is identified as Steven Anthony Motley (33). Steven Motley is still listed in critical condition at a hospital out of the area.  Steven Motley has an extensive criminal history. A criminal complaint will be filed with the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office seeking the following listed charges.

1). 10851 (a) PC – Possession of a stolen vehicle.
2). 2800.2 (a) CVC – Felony evasion
3). 20002 (a) CVC – Hit and run
4). 215 (a) PC – Carjacking
5). 496 (A) PC – Possession of stolen property
6). 487(2) PC – Theft of a firearm
7). 29800 (a) (1) PC – Felon in possession of a firearm
8). 69 PC - Felony resisting arrest

All involved officers from the Redding Police Department are on paid administrative leave and their names will still continue to be withheld at this time.  The investigation is being conducted by Detectives from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office as well as Investigators from the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office.  Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

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DATE/TIME: 10/06/13 1451 Hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Steve Grashoff # S114     
CASE # 13-34631
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530 245-6540
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530 245-6025  
BY: Sergeant Steve Grashoff

CRIME/INCIDENT: 2800 CVC- Felony Pursuit
LOCATION: Shasta County
VICTIM(S): State of California
SUSPECT: Ericsson, Jordan Rocky WMA, 20 years

SYNOPSIS:

On Sunday, October 06, 2013 at approximately 1120 hours, deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a vehicle for a moving violation. The vehicle failed to yield for the officers and a pursuit ensued. Speeds reached up to 70 MPH. The pursuit began in the Cottonwood area and ended in the City of Anderson.

The driver, Jordon Ericsson, fled from the vehicle after the vehicle came to rest at the intersection of Bruce St and Pinion St. After Ericsson fled the vehicle, the vehicle rolled backwards and struck the deputies patrol unit. This caused minor damage to the unit. Ericsson was later located and arrested. The vehicle he was driving was an un-reported stolen car from the Cottonwood area. Anderson Police Officers assisted the Sheriff’s Office with the case along with the California Highway Patrol helicopter.

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DATE/TIME: 10-05-13 @ 1432 Hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Eric Magrini #178
CASE #13-34523
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6977
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025

CRIME/INCIDENT: Pursuit of Stolen Veh./Resisting Arrest
LOCATION:  Rancho Rd. @ Alta Camino Dr.
SUSPECT: White Male Adult; 33-year-old; (Name not being released)   

SYNOPSIS: 

This afternoon (10-05-13) at approximately 1430 hours, a Redding Police Officer attempted a traffic stop on a truck, which had been reported stolen.  The driver of the stolen truck failed to stop and a pursuit ensued.  The pursuit terminated when the driver of the stolen truck, while driving westbound on Rancho Road, failed to negotiate a right turn onto Alta Camino Drive.  The truck drove through a brick wall and into the front yard of a residence on the northwest corner of that intersection.

The driver of the stolen vehicle then fled from the scene on foot.  The pursuing officer exited his patrol car and gave chase.  During the foot chase, the suspect was able to circle around, gain access to the patrol car and flee the scene in the stolen police car.

An assisting officer was responding to the area and located the stolen police car a short distance away from the crash site.  The suspect was seen fleeing from the stolen police car.  This second officer began chasing the suspect on foot, through several back yards.  The officer was finally able to catch the suspect, who continued to resist arrest.  Additional officers arrived to assist in taking the resistant suspect into custody.  As they struggled to do so, the suspect suddenly quit resisting and it was immediately realized the suspect was not breathing.

The officers quickly transitioned into life saving efforts, to include CPR.  Officers continued CPR until an ambulance arrived on scene.  The suspect was transported to a local hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

The Multi-Agency Critical Incident Protocol was activated and the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office took lead in the investigation with assistance from the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office.  The case is still under investigation. 

All involved officers from the Redding Police Department are on paid administrative leave and their names are being withheld at this time.  Additionally, the name of the suspect is also being withheld.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.

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DATE/TIME: 10.05.2013 @ 0915 Hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Marc St.Clair #161
CASE #13-34422
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6540
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6025

CRIME/INCIDENT: Missing Persons – FOUND/LOCATED
LOCATION: Eastern Shasta County-Big Bend Area
VICTIM(S):
  Gobel (Allen), Julie Irene, 07/29/1966 (47)           
  Gobel, Cory Levi, 06/22/2005 (8)   
  Francis, Kaitlin Renee, 12/16/2003 (9)
   Nikola, Kayden Renee, 06/10/2004 (9) 
VEHICLE: Green Toyota Tercel DX  

SYNOPSIS: 

On 10/04/2013, Friday, at approximately 1930 hours, the four listed subjects were reported as missing by family members to the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office. All four subjects were located near a rock quarry off of Neebs Road just south of the Big Bend area.

During the investigation, the four missing subjects had left the Indian Springs School in Big Bend, California yesterday (10.04.2013) at approximately 1500 hours. While on their way home, they decided to visit the quarry off of Neebs Road. During that time, the gate to the quarry was locked behind them by individual(s) who did not know they were there. The four listed subjects kept warm by starting a campfire and slept in their vehicle. By morning, the missing subjects walked approximately one mile to a residence. A gentleman fed the lost subjects, and then notified law enforcement.

All four individuals, three of which were young children, were in good spirits and happy to be back with their parents. The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by CHP Air Operations and Search and Rescue out of Redding. 

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DATE/TIME: 10/05/13 at 0130 Hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Quentin Johnston #164 or On Duty Watch Commander
CASE #13-34422
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6540
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6025
BY: Sergeant Quentin Johnston #164

CRIME/INCIDENT: Missing Persons – Unknown Circumstances
LOCATION: Eastern Shasta County
VICTIM(S):
  Gobel, Julie Irene: 07/29/66, 5’5-120, WFA Brown Hair Blue Eyes, Oak Run Resident, Unknown Clothing Description
  Gobel, Cory Levi: 06/22/05, 5’0-160, WMJ Blond Hair Blue Eyes, Oak Run Resident, Last Seen Wearing a Grey DC Shirt and Blue Jeans
  Francis, Kaitlin Renee: 12/16/03, 5’0-160,  WFJ Brown Hair Brown Eyes, Oak Run Resident, Green Shirt, Black Leggings, Purple Shoesw/Heart Designs
  Nikola, Kayden Renee: 06/10/04, 5’2-80, WFJ  Red Hair  Blue Eyes, Oak Run Resident, Black Tank under Brown Sweater, White Sweats, B & W Shoes.
VEHICLE: Green Toyota Tercel DX, Minnesota Plates, Large Eagle Decal on Rear Bumper, Faded Paint, Damaged Right Passenger Side Door Handle
SUSPECT(S):  N/A  

SYNOPSIS:

On Friday, 10/04/13, at approximately 1930 hours, the four listed subjects were reported as missing by family members to the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office. The subjects were to have ridden a bus from the Oak Run area at approximately 0630 hours to the Indian Springs School in Big Bend to attend a school event. The subjects did not ride the bus per school personnel. The subjects were last seen in the described vehicle and were possibly en route to or from the Big Bend area. The missing subjects were to return home at approximately 1500 hours. Julie Gobel is the grandmother of Cory Gobel, and Kaitlin Francis. Kayden Nikola is a friend of the two other missing juveniles. The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information in regards to the missing subjects or the listed vehicle to contact the Sheriff’s Office immediately. The case is being actively investigated and more information will be released when it becomes available.

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DATE/TIME: October 02, 2013 1056 hours  
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Gene Randall #192 
CASE # 13-34075
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6142   
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025   
BY: Captain John Hubbard #111
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: 664/187 PC Attempt Murder – 451 PC Arson
LOCATION: 1809 Shasta Street, City of Shasta Lake  

SYNOPSIS:

On October 02, 2013 at approximately 1056 hours, deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a reported gunshot victim located at 1809 Shasta Street, in the City of Shasta Lake.  In addition, responding deputies were advised of a structure fire at the location.  Upon arrival, deputies located the victim, identified as Horace Randazzo, 63 yrs, lying in the roadway in front of the residence.  The victim appeared to have at least one gunshot wound.  Prior to being transported by ambulance, Horace Randazzo identified the individual who shot him as Manuel Benta (58). 

The victim is being treated at a local hospital and is currently listed in critical condition.  The suspect, Manuel Benta, was located a short distance from the residence and taken into custody. During questioning by Detectives of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Manuel Benta confessed to shooting Horace Randazzo and setting the residence on fire.  The investigation is ongoing and no further information is being released at this time.            

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DATE/TIME: 10/01/2013 1900
CONTACT OFFICER: Correctional Sergeant Tanner       
CASE # 
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530 245-6110
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530 245-6025  
BY: Correctional Sergeant Tanner

CRIME/INCIDENT: Shasta County Most Wanted
LOCATION: 
Most Wanted: Gonzales, Kimberly Ann

SYNOPSIS:

On 10/01/13 at approximately 1900 hours, Kimberly Ann Gonzales, featured in Shasta County Most Wanted, turned herself into the Shasta County Jail lobby. Gonzales was booked on a felony warrant of failure to appear in court on sales of a controlled substance and obstruction of a public officer. Gonzales will remain in jail in lieu of 75,000 bail.

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September 2013

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DATE/TIME: 9/30/2013 1400 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Barry Powell
CASE # 13-33307
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 722-9161
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sgt. Powell  

CRIME/INCIDENT:
 11358 H&S- Marijuana Cultivation
 11359 H&S- Possession of Marijuana for Sale
 148 PC- Resist/Obstruct/Delay an Officer
 25800 PC- Armed While committing a felony
 182 PC- Conspiracy
LOCATION: Fiddler’s Rd. Ono, CA
VICTIM(S): State of California 
SUSPECTS(S):
 Saul Manuel Rodriguez   HMA    19 years old- Carollton, TX
 Jorge Garcia Valladares  HMA  38 years old-  Mexico
 Jesus Garcia Valladares  HMA  24 years old- Mexico
 Enrique Rodriguez Jr.  HMA  21 years old- Sunnyside, WA
 Clemente Erasom Rodriguez  HMA  19 years old- Sunnyside, WA
 Enrique Rodriguez  Sr.  HMA  39 years old-Sunnyside, WA
 Miguel Angel Diaz  HMA  25 years old- New Egypt, NJ      

SYNOPSIS:
On 9/26/2013, Agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Marijuana Investigative Team and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife conducted an operation at a rural piece of property off Fiddlers Rd. in the area of Trinity Alps Preserve in Western Shasta County.  Four marijuana cultivation sites were identified at this location. During entry into the area, four Hispanic male adults fled on foot from two remote marijuana processing areas.    Two males, Saul Rodriguez and Jorge Valladares were apprehended after a foot pursuit and later booked into the Shasta County Jail.

A total of 291 marijuana plants were eradicated and later destroyed.  Agents also seized 290.5 pounds of processed marijuana found in two processing areas. Multiple bags of processed marijuana were found in these areas.   While conducting follow-up in the area later that night, agents subsequently arrested Enrique Rodriguez and Jesus Valladares after contacting them leaving the area in a vehicle.  Both were identified as the two males that fled from Agents and avoided apprehension earlier in the day. Both were booked in the Shasta County Jail.

The remaining three subjects had been contacted by Fish and Wildlife Agents on 9/25/2013 at or near one of the cultivation sites.  Miguel Diaz was found carrying a handgun during this time.  Also a 22 caliber rifle was found in a campsite. Based on evidence and the investigation, they were determined to be involved with the operation.  A case will be submitted to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office.

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DATE/TIME: 09/28/13 1300 hrs
CONTACT OFFICER: Deputy Phillip Padilla   
CASE # 13-33500
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6096
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Pat Kropholler 

CRIME/INCIDENT:  Vandalism    
LOCATION: Craftsman Ave, Walton Ave and Coeur D’Alene Ave, City of Shasta Lake 
VICTIMS: Several residents in the area.
SUSPECT(S): Unknown

SYNOPSIS:

On Saturday August 27, 2013, at approximately 2239 hours, deputies from the City of Shasta Lake Station responded to a report of a past tense vandalism that occurred in the area of Craftsman Ave, Walton Ave and Coeur D’Alene Ave. The investigation revealed unknown subjects had spray painted numerous vehicles, sidewalks, street signs and fences. Deputies have contacted several victims and the investigation is continuing. The subjects painted “BWC” (Buck Wild Crew) and “AGR” (Anderson Gutter Rats) throughout the neighborhoods. The “BWC” and “AGR” are local documented criminal street gangs however; there have not been any recent reports to the Sheriff’s Office that these gangs are active in these neighborhoods. The paint used was washable and several residents were able to wash off their property before any permanent damage set in. There are pictures of the graffiti attached to this press release. If anyone has information regarding this incident they are urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office.

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DATE/TIME: 9/26/2013
CONTACT OFFICER: Captain Forrest Bartell
CASE #: 13-33291
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6080
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025  
BY: Captain Forrest Bartell, Patrol Operations/City of Shasta Lake

CRIME: Assault with a Deadly Weapon/ Firearm
SUSPECT: Stafford, Amanda Jolene   32 years, WFA, Lakehead Ca
VICTIM: Torres, John   31 years, HMA
LOCATION: 17321 Flanagan Rd, Redding California

SYNOPSIS:

On 9-26-2013 at approximately 1330 hours, Amanda Stafford called Shascom to advise she had just shot at her ex-boyfriend, John Torres.  Stafford told dispatchers she had ran from Torres as he was armed also.

Torres had also contacted Shascom and advised Stafford had fired shots at his unoccupied vehicle. When he attempted to approach Stafford’s vehicle, Stafford tried to run him over with her Jeep SUV. Torres stated he broke out the passenger side window of Stafford’s vehicle as she fired a shot at him. Torres was not hit with the bullet from the gun, but was struck in the shoulder with an unknown fragment of glass or plastic from Stafford’s vehicle.

Deputies from the City of Shasta Lake, Patrol Operations, and Major Crimes responded and searched numerous buildings and trailers on the Flanagan Rd property.  Stafford was located and taken into custody a short distance from the residence. Her .38 cal handgun was also located near where she was found. The investigation revealed that Torres was not armed at the time of the incident.

Stafford was arrested for weapon and assault charges. She is being held in lieu of $50,000.00 bail.

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DATE/TIME: 9/26/2013 0930
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Beaupre, #110       
CASE # 13-33094 
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530 245-6149
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530 245-6025  
BY: Sergeant Beaupre

CRIME/INCIDENT: Missing Person
LOCATION: Shasta County/ Vallejo Ca  
VICTIM(S): Bearden, Alford age 77

SYNOPSIS:

On 9/26/13 at approximately 0900 hours Officers with the Vallejo Police Department contacted the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office and advised that missing person Alford Bearden had been located in Vallejo and is doing well. The Silver Alert for Mr. Bearden is cancelled. 

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DATE/TIME: 09-15-2013 / 1313 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Brian Jackson ID# 150
CASE # 13-31766
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6172
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Detective Mark Haslam 
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: 664/187 PC Attempted Murder x 2. 
LOCATION: Hobart and Frey Rd in Shingletown, CA
SUSPECTS(S):
  S-1 Adam L. Sakr.  22 years old WMA, San Antonio Texas
  S-2 Christina E. Rios 22 years old WFA, San Antonio Texas

SYNOPSIS:

On 9/15/13 Don Pierson of Chico, CA called 911 to report he was shot at by a subject he knew as Adam, later identified as Adam Sakr.  The incident occurred on an undeveloped property off Hobart Rd in Shingletown, CA.  The altercation was regarding the progress of a cooperative Medical Marijuana Grown Operation on the property. 

Sheriff’s deputies responded and learned that Sakr and a female known as Christie, later identified as Christina Rios, fired multiple shots from a handgun at Pierson and his friend, Chris Kryzwonski from Maryland while they were fleeing in Pierson’s vehicle. After the shooting occurred, Sakr and Rios fled in a silver, Toyota RAV 4 vehicle possibly to Texas.

On 09/16/13, Detectives from the Major Crimes Unit took over the investigation and quickly learned the identities of Sakr’s and Rios’ that are from the San Antonio, Texas area.  Arrest Warrants were immediately issued for Sakr and Rios’s arrest.  With the assistance of the US Marshals Service and Bexar County Sheriff’s Deputies from Texas, Sakr and Rios were arrested on 09/23/13 outside a residence in the City of San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the San Antonio Police Department, Bexar County Sheriff’s Office and the US Marshals Service for their assistance. Both Sakr and Rios will be extradited to Shasta County, California for prosecution.

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DATE/TIME: 9/25/2013   
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt Jason Barnhart 
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700  
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sgt Jason Barnhart  

CRIME/INCIDENT: 3 Felony Warrants, 2 Misd Warrants
LOCATION: City of Redding, Shasta County 
SUSPECTS(S): Easton, Matthew Layne (DOB 2/7/1970)

SYNOPSIS:

On Wednesday 9/25/2013, deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office were able to locate and arrest Matthew Easton for numerous warrants regarding probation violations and failure to appear for sentencing in court. Easton was recently featured on the Shasta Counties Most Wanted list. Easton’s arrest was the result of deputies investigating leads and following up on tips provided by the citizens of Shasta County.

 

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DATE/TIME: 09/18/2013
CONTACT OFFICER: Coroner Investigator Jenelle Bartolo
CORONER CASE # C13-0883
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-5551
BY: Jenelle Bartolo                                  

LOCATION: Redding, California              
VICTIM(S): Todd Roberts, DOB: 05/12/1982, WMA from Igo, CA                     

SYNOPSIS:  

On 09/17/2013 a fatal motorcycle traffic collision was reported on Platina Rd., in Igo.  The victim has been identified by the Shasta County Coroner’s Office as Todd Roberts, next of kin has been notified. A postmortem examination will be conducted this morning by the Coroner’s Office.  The accident investigation is being conducted by the California Highway Patrol.

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DATE/TIME: 09-12-13 1000  

CONTACT OFFICER: Lt. Breshears 

CASE # 13-30936

CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025

ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 

BY: Sheriff Bosenko

CRIME/INCIDENT: Clover Incident
 
LOCATION: Clover Fire, Shasta County 

SYNOPSIS:

Sheriff Tom Bosenko has declared a local emergency for the Clover Fire incident.  Such a declaration is made where conditions of disaster within the county exist.  The declaration will go before the Shasta County Board of Supervisors at their regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 for ratification.  If ratified, the declaration will go to the California State Office of Emergency Services and the Board may request a declaration by Governor Brown.  A Governor’s declaration may bring resources and services from the State for the County and its citizens.  Below is the data on the fire and damages leading to this decision.

Clover Fire Damage/Manpower Estimate 09/09/2013-09/11/2013

Incident Begin Date-09/09/2013 in the area of Clear Creek Road and Cloverdale Road.

Acres Burned to Date: Over 7000

Areas affected: Residences in the Anderson/Happy Valley area and Igo/Ono area from Clear Creek Rd/Cloverdale Rd, Cloverdale Rd to Oak St, Oak St to Olive. Gaspoint from Two Feathers to Lower Gas Point, All of Lower Gas Point, Gas Point/Lower Gas Point to Placer Road and Clear Creek Road Intersection.

Involved Agency Manpower/Resource and Monetary Cost estimate to date:

PG&E:
Manpower: 180
Dollar Amount: 200k

Cal Fire:
Manpower: 1501
Dollar Amount: 2.5 Million

California Highway Patrol:
Manpower:40
Dollar Amount: TBD

Shasta County Sheriff's Office
Manpower: 135
Volunteers: 30
Dollar Amount: TBD

Shasta Department Of Public Works
Manpower:70
Dollar Amount: $800k

Other considerations of loss and potentially unforeseen circumstances yet to be determined or identified

*Initial Estimation of 50+ homes/mobile homes damaged or destroyed, outbuildings not included.
*Initial estimation of 85+ outbuildings damaged or destroyed.
*One confirmed fatality
*Natural Resources affected long term and short term
*Water Systems both private and public
*Power/Electrical Supply
*Solid Waste Transfer Station
*Placement and Services for displaced families/citizens
*Current and Future affects to Clear Creek Drainage System

Agencies involved: Shasta County Department of Public Works, Shasta County Sheriff's Office, California Highway Patrol, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Cal Fire, Anderson Police Department, Redding Police Department, other Law Enforcement Agencies, California Office of Emergency Services, Red Cross, Salvation Army, other Volunteer Groups.

All data and dollar estimates are preliminary and subject to change.

Prepared 09/11/2013

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DATE/TIME: 09/11/2013
CONTACT OFFICER: Lt. Mark  Lillibridge    
CORONER CASE #C13-0864
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6137
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-604-0997
BY: Mo Hern

LOCATION: Coal Pit Rd.,  Shasta County            
VICTIM(S): Brian Stanley Henry   DOB: 09/07/1958    

SYNOPSIS:

On this date in the evening hours, Shasta County Sheriff’s Office notified the
Coroner’s Office in regards to a deceased subject located within the burned area of the Clover fire. The location  was identified as Coal Pit Road, where Officer’s were conducting a welfare check.  They found the burnt remains of a subject, the location was secured, and an investigation begun.  On 09/11/2013, Coroner’s investigators identified the subject as Brian Stanley Henry, 56 years of age.  Brian Henry’s  next of kin were located and he was positively identified by them as the decedent. The death investigation continues by the Coroner’s office.  The investigation into the fire incident  is being conducted by Cal Fire.

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DATE/TIME: 09-09-2013 
CONTACT OFFICER: Lt. Dave Kent #120    
CASE # 13-30936
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Lt. Dave Kent #120

CRIME/INCIDENT: Fire 
LOCATION: Igo / Happy Valley areas   
VICTIM(S):  Unknown  

SYNOPSIS:

On today’s date at approximately 1230 HRS a large vegetation fire was reported in the Igo / Happy Valley area. We are asking residents to follow law enforcement agency instructions and road closures.   Currently the evacuation center is in Cottonwood at First Street and Brush Street.  This is the only evacuation center we are aware of at this time.

Current evacuations are at the following locations:  South Cloverdale Road to Oak Street; Oak Street to Palm Avenue; South Black Pine Road.

Current hard closures are at the following locations:  Palm Avenue and Olive Street; Placer Road at Platina Road; Placer Road at Cloverdale Road; Cloverdale Road at Hawthorne Avenue; Clear Creek Road at Honeybee Road and Black Pine Road at Gas Point Road.

At 1500 HRS the fire was estimated to be at 1,500 acres and growing.  A reverse 911 call has been issued to the affected areas.  It is unconfirmed how many structures have burned at this time.

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DATE/TIME: September 8, 2013 @ 1027 hours  
CONTACT OFFICER: Captain John Hubbard
CASE # 13-14701
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6004   
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025   
BY: Captain John Hubbard #111 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Drowning
LOCATION: Lake Shasta  

SYNOPSIS:

On Saturday, September 7, 2013 the San Francisco Police Department dive team brought an Underwater Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) to Lake Shasta in order to assist the Shasta County Sheriff’s office in locating drowning victim Robinson Vicksalsovand Sok.  The victim was not located so the search was suspended Saturday afternoon.  The SFPD ROV became entangled at an unknown depth as the search was concluding on Saturday evening.  On Sunday September 8, 2013 a local salvage diver attempted to retrieve the ROV.  A Sheriff’s Office dive team member was stationed in the water as a safety diver.

During the salvage dive the safety diver surfaced with the salvage diver.  Both were taken to local hospitals.  The salvage diver could not be revived, in spite of the life saving efforts made by those on scene.  He was later pronounced deceased at a local hospital. The safety diver was taken to a local hospital and later flown to Travis Air Force base and placed in a decompression chamber.  His injuries are not life threatening.

The next of kin of the deceased victim, Ken Smith, has been notified by the Coroner’s Office  The name of the safety diver is John Zufall.  He has been an employee of the Sheriff’s Office for 12 years.  He has been a member of the Sheriff’s Office dive team for approximately 10 years and is a certified advanced diver and was a Naval diver while in the military.  The Sheriff’s Office extends it’s sympathy to the family of Ken Smith.

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DATE/TIME: 09/07/2013 1521 hrs
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Pat Kropholler   
CASE # 13-30733
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6096
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Pat Kropholler 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Accidental Gunshot Victim  
LOCATION: 2124 Elizabeth Avenue #3, City of Shasta Lake 
VICTIM: Tyree, Michael Joel 25 year old male, resident of the City of Redding                 

SYNOPSIS:

On Saturday September 7, 2013, at approximately 1521 hours, deputies with the City of Shasta Lake Station responded to a report of an accidental gunshot victim at the listed location. Deputies contacted the victim who reported he had accidentally shot himself in the left hand while demonstrating unloading techniques to his friends. The weapon was found to be a Springfield Model XD .40 caliber semiautomatic handgun. The round entered and exited the victim’s hand causing significant damage. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Deputies conducted an investigation into the incident, contacting witnesses and examining physical evidence at the scene. At this time no foul play is suspected however, the investigation is continuing.

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DATE/TIME: 09-06-2013 1930 hrs
CONTACT OFFICER: Lt. Tom Campbell
CASE # 13-30576
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6075
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Lt. Tom Campbell

CRIME/INCIDENT:  Accidental Drowning 
LOCATION: McCloud Arm, near Turntable Bay, Lake Shasta  
VICTIM(S): SOK, Robinson Vicksalsovand, AMA, 18 yrs from Oakland, CA
SUSPECT(S): N/A

SYNOPSIS:

On today’s date at approximately 1023 hrs, the victim and a group of friends were on a houseboat mid-channel on the McCloud Arm, when the victim attempted to help a friend who was swimming and began to struggle.  In his efforts, the victim began to struggle and went under water.  He did not resurface.  The victim’s friends attempted to locate him, however, they were unsuccessful.  They then called 911 and the Boating Safety Unit, Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team , Cal Fire and CHP air operations responded to the scene.  Divers were not used as this area of the  lake is very deep.  A remotely operated vehicle and a side scan sonar were used in an attempt to locate the victim.  The victim has not been located and the search will continue on Saturday.

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DATE/TIME: September 4, 2013, 1441 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Randall #192
CASE # 13-30340
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6135
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Detective Randall

CRIME/INCIDENT: 496(a) PC- Possession of Stolen Property / Auto Theft
LOCATION: 8031 Eastside Road Redding, California 96001  
VICTIM(S): Confidential 
SUSPECT(S): BYRD, Nicholas Ray 

SYNOPSIS:

On September 4, 2013, at about 1440 hours, detectives with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office were conducting follow up at a business on Eastside Road.  When detectives arrived, they observed a vehicle parked near the front of the business, which was occupied by three people.  The vehicle matched the description of a recent stolen vehicle; therefore, the detectives conducted a record check on the car’s license plate, which returned to a stolen Nissan sedan. 

Shortly thereafter, sheriff’s deputies arrived on scene in order to detain the people inside the stolen car; however, one of passengers immediately fled the scene on foot. Deputies chased the man who fled into a wooded area behind the business, but were unable to apprehend him.  The Redding Police Department and California Highway Patrol assisted the deputies with their attempt to locate the outstanding subject, but he was not located despite an extensive search of the area. 

The remaining two occupants were detained at the scene and questioned regarding stolen vehicle.  The driver of the vehicle was identified as 18 year old Nicholas Byrd of Redding, California.  Byrd was arrested for possession of stolen property and booked at the Shasta County Jail.  The Redding Police Department released the stolen vehicle to the registered owner. 

The investigation is pending the identification of the third person who fled the scene; therefore, anyone with information regarding his identity is encouraged to contact Detective Randall of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit.  The outstanding person is described as an approximately 20 year old white male with several tattoos standing about 5’06” with a medium build and short dark hair.

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DATE/TIME: Monday, September 02, 2013 at 0958 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Steve Grashoff  
CASE # 13-30034
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6540
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Grashoff

CRIME/INCIDENT: Vehicle Pursuit (Felony)  
LOCATION: Olinda Road @ Chestnut, Anderson   
VICTIM(S): State of California
SUSPECT(S): WMJ 16 years of age. Name being withheld due to age.

SYNOPSIS:
On Monday, September 02, 2013, at approximately 0958 hours, Deputies with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office located a stolen vehicle driving in the City of Anderson. When deputies initiated a traffic stop, the vehicle failed to yield and fled through side streets in Anderson. The pursuit continued westbound on Olinda Road where speeds reached approximately 100 mph. Near the intersection of Olinda Road and Chestnut Street, the 16 year old driver lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle rolled over a couple of times and came to rest when it struck a power pole. All air bags deployed most likely saving his life. After the vehicle had come to rest, the 16 year still tried to climb out of the vehicle and flee on foot. Deputies quickly detained the subject and began rendering aid until medical arrived on scene. The 16 year old was transported to a local Hospital where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

 

 

 

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August 2013

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DATE/TIME: 08/24/13 1934 hrs
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Pat Kropholler   
CASE # 13-28869
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6096
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Pat Kropholler 

CRIME/INCIDENT: 245.(a)(1) PC Assault with a Deadly Weapon   

LOCATION: Area of Shasta Dam Boulevard and Locust Avenue, City of Shasta Lake 

VICTIM/SUSPECT(S):
  #1  Gomez-Esparza, Gabriel Lee, 19 year old male resident of City of Shasta Lake
  #2  17 year old male juvenile resident of City of Shasta Lake, name withheld at this time

SYNOPSIS:

On Saturday August 24, 2013, at approximately 1934 hours, deputies from the City of Shasta Lake Station responded to a report of a past tense stabbing that occurred in the area of Shasta Dam Boulevard and Locust Avenue. The investigation revealed that Gabriel Gomez-Esparza and a 17 year old male got into a verbal argument that quickly escalated into a physical altercation. The 17 year old claimed he was struck with a skateboard in the head and chest. He then pulled a knife and stabbed Gomez-Esparza three times in the left arm and left thigh area. The juvenile then ran home and reported the incident to his father. Gomez-Esparza was transported to an area hospital and treated for non-life threatening wounds. The juvenile was eventually taken to an area hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. Deputies have contacted several witnesses and the investigation is continuing. If anyone has information regarding this incident they are urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office.

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DATE/TIME: 08/23/13 – 0200 hours 
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Thompson #133
CASE # 13-28653
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 245-6025  
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: None  
BY: Sgt. Thompson
 
CRIME/INCIDENT:
  Possession of a stolen vehicle
  Possession of methamphetamine
  Felony warrant arrest
LOCATION: Olinda Rd near Chestnut St Anderson

SUSPECT(S)
  Duane Enquist - DOB 03/29/66
  Katherine McGlown - DOB 02/03/83 

SYNOPSIS:

During patrol in the area of Olinda Road and Chestnut Street, Deputy K9 handler Gerry Maul noticed a small pickup with a trailer attached to it parked suspiciously in front of a residential gate.  Believing the occupants of the vehicle were possibly burglarizing the residence, Deputy Maul stopped to investigate.  The male driver, later identified as Duane Enquist, ran from the vehicle leaving a female passenger, Katherine McGlown, behind.

Once additional deputies arrived on scene, Deputy Maul began a track for Enquist with his Sheriff’s Service K9 “Larus.” The track was approximately ½ mile through dense brush and over difficult terrain. K9 “Larus” was able to locate Enquist hiding in thick brush.  Enquist gave up prior to being apprehended by the K9, possibly due to being apprehended by “Larus” in the past.  Enquist was found in possession of methamphetamine and had five outstanding felony warrants for his arrest.  McGlown was arrested for public intoxication and possession of a glass methamphetamine pipe.

It was later revealed, a Yamaha RS motorcycle located in the trailer was an unreported stolen vehicle from Cottonwood. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DATE/TIME: 08.18.2013 @ 1300-1700 Hours

CONTACT OFFICER:  Sergeant Marc St.Clair #161

CASE # 13-28176

CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025

ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6540

 

CRIME/INCIDENT: 290(g) PC-Sex Offender/Fail to Register, Parolee at Large         

LOCATION: Rosie’s Lookout Road, Dana, California

VICTIM(S): People-State of California

SUSPECT(S): William “Dale” Croy, DOB: 05/10/1986 (27)     

 

SYNOPSIS:

 

During the past week, deputies from the Burney Sheriff Sub-Station began to compile information and tips in regard to a parolee at large. William “Dale” Croy had failed to register once he was released from prison over a year ago. Croy was considered to be a “High Risk” for reoffending in the Intermountain area. Numerous attempts to locate Croy over the past year failed due to the remote location Croy was suspected to be hiding.

 

On today’s date, deputies along with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force hit known targets simultaneously in an attempt to capture Croy. Croy was found hiding in a closet within a trailer under a pile of clothes. Croy was taken into custody without further incident. Croy was booked into the Shasta County Jail for not registering as a sex offender and absconding from parole.

 

Back in 2007, Croy was sentenced to ten years in prison, but was released in 2012 after doing five years. Croy was initially charged in 2007 for torture, assault with a deadly weapon and attempted rape of an elderly female in the Fall River Mills area. The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the citizens of the Intermountain area as well as the U.S. Marshal’s Office in capturing Croy.

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DATE/TIME: 08/09/13 1900 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Pat Kropholler   
CASE #13-26577
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6096
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Pat Kropholler 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Commercial Burglary 
LOCATION: Trenchless Pipe Company, 3410 Bronze Court, City of Shasta Lake

SUSPECT(S):
  #1 Christy, Michael Wallace WMA 50 years old, resident of the City of Redding
  #2 Boyles, Donald Clarence WMA 33 years old, resident of the City of Redding 

SYNOPSIS:

On Thursday, August 8, 2013, at approximately 1030 hours, deputies from the City of Shasta Lake Station responded to a report of a past tense commercial burglary to the listed company. Unknown responsible(s) had broken into the business and took approximately $13,000.00 in tools including two Miller 225 welders. Most of the property taken was marked with the name “WESFLEX”.

On Friday, August 09, 2013, at approximately 1030 hours, deputies were conducting a patrol check of the business. Deputies observed a subject later identified as Michael Christy standing by his pickup near the far southwest end of the property. Deputies contacted Christy and found that he had several outstanding warrants for his arrest. As the deputies were arresting him another male subject, later identified as Donald Boyles called out for Christy in the brush near the fence. Deputies observed Boyles pulling two approximate 40 foot pieces of large gauge copper wire toward a hole that had been cut in the fence near their location. The deputies ordered Boyles to stop and walk toward them. Boyles ran through the large fenced lot and into the wooded area behind the business. An extensive search was conducted for him with negative results.

Deputies learned that the business had been broken into again and that the cable Boyles was in possession of came from inside. Christy was booked on his warrants and will be pending charges of aiding and abetting the commercial burglary. Boyles is currently being sought by law enforcement for the burglary. It is unknown if Christy and Boyles are responsible for the burglary on August 8th, however physical evidence was obtained from that burglary and the investigation is continuing. Anyone with information regarding this burglary or the whereabouts of Boyles is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 245-6025.

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DATE/TIME: 08/08/2013
CONTACT OFFICER: Coroner Investigator Teri Veazey    
CORONER CASE # C13-0768
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-5551
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 
BY: Mo Hern  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Found Missing Person 
LOCATION: ACID canal at the end of Green Acres West in Redding   
DECEDENT: Duane E. Mutch, 76 year old male, from Redding    

SYNOPSIS:

Employees of the ACID canal located a deceased white male found floating in the canal at the end of Green Acres West.  He was recovered from the water with the assistance of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team.  A Postmortem examination is scheduled for next week.

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DATE/TIME: August 7, 2013, 1600
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Randall / Sergeant Jackson   
CASE # 13-17208
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6135
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Detective Randall #192

CRIME/INCIDENT: 459 PC- Residential Burglary  
LOCATION: Anderson, California Happy Valley area  
SUSPECT(S): Unknown

SYNOPSIS:

On August 7, 2013, at approximately 0830 hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office asked for assistance in identifying the suspect in a residential burglary.  A photograph of the suspect was disseminated with media assistance, which generated several investigative leads.  Several citizens contacted the Major Crimes Unit after seeing the suspect’s photograph; several residents provided the same name of the man depicted in the picture.  Prior jail booking photographs were used to identify the suspect who is currently incarcerated in the Shasta County Jail on an unrelated criminal matter.  The name of the suspect is being withheld pending further investigation.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office would to thank the community for their efforts and providing information which lead to the identification of the suspect in this investigation.

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DATE/TIME: August 7, 2013, 0830 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Randall / Sergeant Jackson   
CASE # 13-17208
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6135
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Detective Randall #192

CRIME/INCIDENT: 459 PC- Residential Burglary  
LOCATION:  Anderson, California Happy Valley area  
SUSPECT(S): Unknown

SYNOPSIS:

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information regarding the identity of the person shown in the photograph.  This unidentified male is believed to be associated with both of the vehicles, as well.  He is wanted in connection with a residential burglary that occurred in the Happy Valley area, which was reported to the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office on May 29th, 2013.  Both photographs were obtained from the surveillance system of a local business. Anyone having information related to the person depicted in the photograph or the vehicles is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office Major Crime’s Unit.

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July 2013

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DATE/TIME: 07/27/2013 1205 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Pat Kropholler   
CASE # 13-25035
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6096
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Pat Kropholler 

CRIME/INCIDENT: 245.(a)(1) PC Assault with a Deadly Weapon   
LOCATION: 3835 Pancake Hill Drive, City of Shasta Lake 
VICTIM/SUSPECT(S):
  Guthrie, Michael Patrick, 54 year old male resident of City of Shasta Lake
  Moran, Shawn Christopher, 28 year old male resident of City of Shasta Lake

SYNOPSIS:

On Saturday, July 27 2013 at approximately 1205 hours, deputies from the City of Shasta Lake Station responded to 3835 Pancake Hill Drive on a report of a person being assaulted with a machete. Upon arrival, deputies located Michael Guthrie and his stepson Shawn Moran with deep lacerations to their left arms and other minor cuts. The injuries were not life threatening however both were transported to the hospital via ambulance for treatment. Neither Michael nor Shawn were very cooperative with deputies investigating the incident and both had been drinking. The officers concluded that they had gotten into a fight over Michael wanting Shawn to move out of the home. Shawn fired a pellet gun at Michael nearly striking him. Michael then grabbed a machete and broke out a window to the residence near where Shawn was sitting. Shawn then grabbed a metal axe and started after Michael. Both sustained injuries during the struggle. A criminal complaint will be filed with the District Attorneys Office asking for charges to be filed on both of them for the assault.

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DATE/TIME: 07/26/13 @ 1851 Hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Quentin Johnston #164
CASE # 13-24969
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6540
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6025
BY: Sergeant Quentin Johnston #164

CRIME/INCIDENT: Search and Rescue Incident
LOCATION: Pit River, Big Bend
VICTIM(S):
 Pastor, Janelle - 30 years old, Placerville resident
 Rodgers, Robert - 23 years old, Grizzly Flats resident 
SUSPECT(S):  N/A  

SYNOPSIS:
On Friday, 07/26/13, at approximately 1851 hours, a caller reported two missing tubers on the Pit River in Big Bend. Sheriff’s Deputies responded to assist in the search along with a California Highway Patrol helicopter. The two missing subjects were located stranded in a remote part of the Pit River above the community of Big Bend. While members of Search and Rescue were enroute, citizens were able to access the stranded subjects and retrieve them. Both subjects were brought to safety, and later evaluated by medical personnel as a precaution.

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DATE/TIME: 07-24-2013
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. John Greene
CASE #: Numerous
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 245-6096
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 245-6025
BY: Sgt. John Greene #117
  
CRIME/INCIDENT: Burglary, Grand Theft
LOCATION: City of Shasta Lake
  600 block of Shasta Park Dr.
  Cascade Blvd at Fell St.
  Shasta Lake School  
VICTIM(S):Property owner, ATT, Gateway Unified School District
SUSPECTS(S): Unknown

SYNOPSIS:

Beginning late last week, The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, City of Shasta Lake Division, has seen a sudden increase in property crimes resulting in large monetary losses. 

The first such theft was reported as a residential Burglary on Friday, 07-19-13. In that case, a large safe was reported stolen from a vacant residence in the 600 block of Shasta Park Rd. The safe reportedly contained numerous firearms, antiques, silver coins, jewelry, and gold. The contents were valued by the victim to be worth approximately $300,000. DNA evidence was located and collected at the scene.

On 07-22 and 07-23, ATT of California reported the theft of several hundred feet of telephone cable. The theft was reported in the area of Cascade Blvd. and Fell St. ATT workers reported, two nights in a row, unknown suspects had cut and taken the wire valued at approximately $20,000. A witness reported seeing a white mid 90’s Chevy or Ford full size, step-side, pick in the area during the theft.

Also on 07-23-13, Shasta Lake School officials reported the theft of 33 IPads from a classroom during the nighttime hours. Unknown suspects smashed a window to gain entry to the classroom. Once inside, the suspects ransacked the room taking the IPads valued at approximately $20,000.
DNA evidence was located and collected at the scene.

At this time, there is no evidence to indicate the thefts are related, other than the wire thefts. The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes unit has been notified and the investigations are underway.  The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information to please call 245-6025. Rewards through Secret Witness of Shasta county are pending.

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DATE/TIME: 07/24/2013
CONTACT OFFICER: Coroner Investigator Jenelle Bartolo
CORONER CASE # C13-0724
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-5551
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER:    
BY: Jenelle Bartolo                                  

LOCATION:  Girvan Rd. at Hwy 273, Redding, California              
DECEDENT:   Ashley Santos, DOB: 07/27/1987
                       

SYNOPSIS:

Shasta County Coroner’s Office has identified the person who was struck by the train on 07/23/2013, Tuesday, as Ashley Santos.

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DATE/TIME: July 23, 2013 between 2:00 AM & 7:00 AM
CONTACT OFFICER: Lieutenant John Hubbard / Sergeant Quentin Johnston            
CASE # 13-24413
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6070
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY: Lieutenant John Hubbard #111

CRIME/INCIDENT: 594 PC Vandalism
LOCATION: Burney, California     
VICTIM(S): 19 - Local Businesses, mail boxes & bridge signs
SUSPECT(S): Unknown
SYNOPSIS:

During the early morning hours of July 23, 2013 unknown responsible (s) spray painted graffiti on 19 local businesses, mailboxes, and bridge signs in the downtown Burney area.  The graffiti contained the word “SINCE” in bubble style lettering followed by the number “2” with two dots.  The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is requesting anyone with information about these crimes to contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office at the above listed phone numbers.  Secret Witness has been contacted and a reward offer is pending approval. 

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DATE/TIME: 07-19-2013 
CONTACT OFFICER: Mike Ashmun, Captain
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 225-3700 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 245-6025 
BY: Mike Ashmun
 
INCIDENT: New Sheriff’s Office Patrol Car Graphics
LOCATION: Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Patrol Operations, 2490 Radio Lane, Redding Ca
 
SYNOPSIS: 

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office patrol cars have a new look. The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office partnered with local business Sign*A*Rama to develop a new modern look for our patrol cars. The goal was to modernize the graphics and reduce costs associated with the initial outfitting of patrol cars. The new graphics accomplish this. The cost of the new graphics is approximately the same cost as the old graphics, but the new design has eliminated the need to paint the doors and roof of each car. This change saves several hundred dollars on each patrol car.

Additionally, with Ford no longer producing the Crown Victoria; a staple patrol car for many years, the Sheriff’s Office is testing several new models to replace the Crown Victoria. Sheriff Bosenko will be available for media to view several of the new test vehicles on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at Shasta County Patrol Operations.

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DATE/TIME: July 22, 2013 at 2:45 AM
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Gonzalez #127 
CASE # 13-24270
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY: Sergeant Gonzalez #127

CRIME/INCIDENT:  273.5 PC Domestic Violence
LOCATION: 12600 Gas Point Road  
VICTIM(S): Confidential (79 year old female)
SUSPECT(S): 80 year old male

SYNOPSIS:
 
On July 22, 2013, at 2:45 AM, Mercy Hospital called to report they had a 79 year old female in the emergency room.  The female was reporting that her 80 year old husband had choked her and she was complaining of pain to her neck and was having trouble swallowing.

After interviewing the female at the hospital, deputies went to 12600 Gas Point Road to contact the suspect.  When deputies arrived they knocked on the front door and a male voice answered from inside.  When deputies identified themselves the male subject yelled, “I will kill myself before I go to jail.”  Deputies asked the male subject to come out several times.  Within a few minutes deputies heard a gunshot from inside the residence. 

Additional officers were called to the scene and a perimeter was set up. Using a patrol car’s PA system deputies called for anyone inside the house to come out.  After several minutes there was no response from inside the house.  The decision was made to enter the residence. 

When deputies entered the house they found a male subject lying on the floor with a handgun next to him.  The male subject had what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head. 

The female victim’s name is not being released due to being the victim of domestic violence.  The suspect’s name is not being released until his next of kin has been notified.

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DATE/TIME: 07/19/13 at 1416 Hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Quentin Johnston #164
CASE # 13-23956
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6540
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6025
BY: Sergeant Quentin Johnston #164 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Reported Armed Robbery
LOCATION: Tri Counties Bank-Fall River Branch
VICTIM(S): N/A
SUSPECT(S): N/A 

SYNOPSIS:

On Friday, 07/19/13 at 1416 hours, a hold-up alarm activation was received from the Tri Counties Bank-Fall River Branch. While deputies were enroute, a bank employee contacted the Sheriff’s Office initially stating the alarm was actual and a suspect vehicle description was provided. Deputies located the described suspect vehicle while enroute to the call. Two subjects were detained.

Through the investigation, it was found that one of the described suspects had made vague threats to a Tri Counties Bank employee over the phone hours prior. The employees at the Fall River Branch pushed the alarm button when the customer who had made the threats arrived at the bank. All involved parties were interviewed by deputies. The customer was subsequently released, as the threats did not rise to that of a criminal threat.

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DATE/TIME: 7/14/13 1047 Hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Beaupre #110 
CASE #13-23264
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6135
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY: Sergeant J Beaupre

CRIME/INCIDENT:
 211 PC, Robbery
 245(a)(2), Assault with Firearm
LOCATION: 13000 Block of Fern Road East, Whitmore, Ca
VICTIM(S): Storms, Carl G   DOB 2/5/1959  Shasta County Resident
SUSPECT(S): Unknown

SYNOPSIS:

On 7/14/2013 at 1047 hours, Shascom received a report of a gunshot victim which occurred in the 13000 block of Fern Road East in Whitmore. The Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded and began investigating with Sheriff’s Patrol Operations assisting. The investigation is continuing and as of 1930 hours the suspects have  not been identified. The victim reported that the suspects demanded property from him and shot him. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available. The victim was treated at an area  hospital for a single gunshot wound.

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DATE/TIME: 07/13/13, 1727 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Brian Jackson ID# 150
CASE #13-23198
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6172  
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: N/A
BY:  Sergeant Brian Jackson ID# 150

CRIME/INCIDENT:
 211 PC: Robbery
 664/187 PC: Attempted Murder
LOCATION: 16182 Keswick Dam Road, Keswick CA.
VICTIM(S):
 (1) Siders, Brandon Wesley - 23 Years Old
 (2) Herrington, Nickole June - 20 Years Old
SUSPECT(S):
 (1) Jones, Richard Thomas - DOB 08/19/89; 23 Years old WMA, Hgt – 6’01: Wgt 140 lbs
     Brown Hair, Blue Eyes, Redding/Shasta County Area Resident, Tattoo of “Respect” on left
     lower arm.
 (2) Brewer, Jade Dalton - DOB: 08/31/88; 24 Years old, WMA, Hgt  - 6’00: Wgt 155 lbs
     Brown Hair, Green Eyes, 16182 Keswick Dam Road, Keswick CA
SYNOPSIS:  

On 07/13/13, Saturday, at 1727 hours, Deputies with Shasta County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a reported shooting that occurred at 16182 Keswick Dam Road, Keswick CA. Prior to the Deputies’ arrival, a male and female, identified as Brandon Siders and Nickole Herrington, reported an unknown male shot at them while at the residence.  

Upon Deputies’ arrival, they did not find anyone at the residence, and the residence was found secured.  Deputies soon learned that Siders and Herrington went to Mercy Hospital so that Siders could be treated for a gun shot wound.  Detectives from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit were called to assist with the investigation. (No details about the firearm used or the extent of Sider’s injury other than he was treated and released from the hospital, will be released at this time, due to the on-going investigation.)

Through interviews and the on-scene investigation, Detectives learned that this incident occurred during a Marijuana transaction between Siders, Herrington and two other subjects identified as Jade Dalton Brewer and Richard Thomas Jones.  Jones has been identified as the shooting suspect in an apparent Robbery.  Other details regarding the Marijuana transaction are not being released at this time due to this being an on-going investigation, and witnesses are still being contacted and interviewed. 

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office has issued a want for the arrest of Richard Thomas Jones for Robbery and Attempted Murder.  Jones could be in the Redding and Keswick area and appears to be transient at this time.   Jones should be considered Armed and Dangerous.  Brewer has been arrested for Robbery and was booked into the Shasta County Jail.

Anyone with information about this investigation or the whereabouts of Richard Thomas Jones should call the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office.

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DATE/TIME:  07/09/13, 1708 hours

CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Brian Jackson ID# 150
CASE # 13 – 22648 
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6172
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6172 
BY: Sergeant B. Jackson ID# 150

CRIME/INCIDENT: 211 PC: Robbery
LOCATION: North Valley Bank, 9334 Deschutes Road, Palo Cedro CA.
VICTIM(S): North Valley Bank

SUSPECT(S):
 (S- 1) Sexton, Michael Lee - DOB: 12/04/70; 42 Years Old, White Male
 Charge: 211 PC: Robbery
 Charge: Warrant: Fraud: Issued by United States Marshals

 (S-2) Songer, Brian Derik - DOB: 02/09/76; 37 Years Old, White Male
 Charge: 211 PC: Robbery
 Charge: 32 PC: Accessory

SYNOPSIS: 

On 07/09/13, Tuesday, at 1708 hours, a silent hold up alarm was activated at North Valley Bank located at 9334 Deschutes Road, Palo Cedro.  At 1710 hours, employees from North Valley Bank called the Sheriff’s Office and reported a male subject just robbed the bank of an undisclosed amount of money.  The suspect produced only a note indicating it was a robbery and threatened to shoot the teller if she did not comply.  No weapon was seen by employees nor was one located during the investigation. 

The suspect fled the bank after obtaining an undisclosed amount of money.  The suspect was described as a male, approximately 45 years old, 5-8, 180 pounds with black marks on his face and a wound on his left hand.  The suspect was seen getting into the passenger side of a newer model, grey, quad cab Nissan pickup that left the area. A B.O.L.O. was issued to surrounding police agencies.

At approximately 1725 hours, a Redding Police Department patrol officer spotted a similar matching Nissan truck, with two occupants in the area of Old Oregon Trail and Old Alturas Road, Redding. An investigative enforcement stop was conducted on the Nissan at Daysha Way and Old Alturas Road, Redding. The two subjects were contacted and detained without incident.  The passenger provided a false name of Jerry Sexton but was later identified by Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Detectives as Michael Lee Sexton.  Sexton’s physical description as well as distinguishing marks were similar to the robbery suspects description.  The driver was identified as Brian Songer. 

Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Detectives arrived on scene of the traffic stop along with a witness from the North Valley Bank, who positively identified Sexton as the suspect who robbed the bank.  During a subsequent search of the Nissan truck, a large sum of money was located loose under the seat where Sexton was sitting.  Sexton and Songer were taken to the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit for interviews and follow-up. 

Sexton was subsequently booked into the Shasta County Jail for 211 PC: Robbery, and a warrant for Fraud from the United States Marshal’s Service.  Songer was booked into the Shasta County Jail for 211 PC: Robbery and 32 PC: Accessory, due to him driving away from the scene with Sexton after the robbery.

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DATE/TIME: 07/09/13, 0110 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Brian Jackson ID# 150
CASE # 13-22571
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6172 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Brian Jackson ID# 150

CRIME/INCIDENT:
 664/187  PC: Attempted Murder
 245(a)(2) PC: Assault w/Firearm
 246 PC:  Shooting Inhabited Dwelling  
LOCATION: 22144 Hidden Valley Dr, Jones Valley CA
VICTIM(S): Barnes, Jack  Dennis 59 Years Old
SUSPECT(S): Huddleston, Jesse Luke: DOB: 06/18/81: 32 Years old. White Male

SYNOPSIS:

On 07/09/13, Tuesday, at approximately 0110 hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a man with a gun, wearing body armor and shooting at a residence located at 22144 Hidden Valley Drive, Jones Valley CA.  Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the location and located the subject, identified as Jesse Huddleston in the area of Hidden Valley Drive.  Huddleston was taken into custody without incident and was found not to be wearing any body armor as earlier reported based upon scanner reports.

Deputies on scene contacted the homeowner of 22144 Hidden Valley Drive and identified him as Jack Barnes.  Barnes was not injured during the shooting but was inside the residence at the time of the shooting. 

On scene, Deputies located numerous shell casings in the roadway identified as .22 caliber.  Deputies also located several apparent bullet strikes in the front of Barnes residence.  Deputies also located a .22 caliber rifle at Huddleston’s residence which is believed to be the firearm used during the incident.  Huddleston was subsequently arrested and booked into the Shasta County Jail for the listed charges. 

Detectives from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit interviewed Huddleston who admitted to firing his rifle but did not recall at what.  Huddleston admitted to detectives that he knew Jack Barnes and there have been on-going neighborhood disputes with Barnes. Huddleston also admitted to drinking alcohol earlier in the evening and prior to shooting his rifle.   Huddleston denied wearing or owning any body armor and no body armor has been located or identified as belonging to Huddleston.  The investigation is on-going.

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DATE: 07/08/2013
CONTACT OFFICER: Coroner Investigator Jenelle Bartolo
CASE # C13-0650 
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-5551 
BY: Jenelle Bartolo   

INCIDENT: Suicide  
LOCATION: Shasta County Jail
VICTIM(S): Kristopher Buchanan, D.O.B 02/13/1985, 28 Year Old Male  

SYNOPSIS:

The Shasta County Coroner’s Office conducted the examination on Monday, 07/08/2013 on the above listed subject and found the cause of death to be “Hanging.”  The manner of death will be listed as “Suicide.”  Any questions regarding the investigation related to this case will be referred to Redding Police Department Investigation Unit.

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DATE/TIME: 07/06/2013 @ 2020 Hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Marc St.Clair #161
CASE #13-22304
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530.245.6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530.245.6025 

CRIME/INCIDENT:
 417(a)(1)PC-Brandishing Deadly Weapon
 246.3(a)PC-Discharge Firearm Negligent Manner
 422PC-Terrorist Threats.  
LOCATION: Hwy299E, McArthur area, California 
VICTIM(S): Numerous

SUSPECT(S): PRICE, Roman Jay - DOB 04.27.1992 (21)    

SYNOPSIS:

On 07.06.2013, Saturday, at approximately 2020 hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office began taking numerous 9-1-1 calls in regards to an armed subject walking along Hwy 299E in McArthur shooting randomly at vehicles and pedestrians.

Deputies, California Highway Patrol Officers, and Cal Fire LEOs arrived shortly after. An officer of the CHP was able to locate and detain the suspect (Price) for Deputies. Deputies were able to locate the firearm used in the offense. In addition, Deputies also located numerous expended shell casings in the town of McArthur. Currently, several victims are being located and interviewed for additional charges on Price. This investigation is ongoing.

Fortunately, no one was injured during Price’s rampage. Price was uncooperative with the investigation so his motive is unclear at this point. Anyone with additional information may call Sergeant Marc St.Clair with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office.

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DATE/TIME: 07-05-13 2200 hrs.                                           
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Tyler Thompson
CASE #13-22181
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025        
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025     
BY: Sgt. Tyler Thompson                   

CRIME/INCIDENT: Accidental Drowning
LOCATION: 15885 Cloverdale Rd., Anderson, CA 96007
VICTIM(S):  Not being released at this time
SUSPECTS(S):
 
SYNOPSIS:
On 07-05-13 at approximately 2042 hrs, Sheriff’s Office personnel responded to the above location to assist medical on a possible drowning.  Upon arrival, it was ascertained that family members found a two yr old female unresponsive in an above-ground pool.  CPR was immediately started by family members until medical personnel arrived on scene.  Medical took over CPR efforts and transported the victim to Mercy Medical Center.  Further information is not available at this time.

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DATE/TIME: 07/03/2013 5:12 AM
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Gonzalez #127
CASE # 13-21732
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
ALTERNATE PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Gonzalez #127

CRIME/INCIDENT: 664/187 PC Attempt murder, 459 PC Burglary, 422 PC Terrorist threats 
LOCATION: 12199 Lake Blvd. Redding, Ca. 96003 
VICTIM(S): Buchanan, Paul  (61 years old)
SUSPECT(S): Buchanan, Kristopher (28 years old)

SYNOPSIS:
On Wednesday, July 03, 2013, at 5:13 AM the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a 911 call at 12199 Lake Blvd in Redding. Responding deputies were advised that Paul Buchanan was reporting that his 28 year old son was outside his residence “high on heroin” and trying to break in. 

Dispatch later updated deputies that the suspect, Kristopher Buchanan, was threatening to kill himself or have officers kill him through “suicide by cop”.  Moments later dispatch reported that Paul Buchanan had armed himself with a club and that Kristopher Buchanan had entered the house.  Dispatchers heard a struggle and the phone line went dead.   

When deputies arrived they found Kristopher Buchanan on top of his father yelling, “I’m going to kill you!” while beating his father about the head and face.  Both Paul and Kristopher were covered in blood.  Deputies removed Kristopher Buchanan from his father and placed him under arrest. 

During the course of the investigation it was discovered that Kristopher Buchanan had broken a glass coffee pot over his father’s head causing a large laceration, strangled his father, as well as punched him several times about the face and head.

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June 2013

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DATE/TIME: 06-29-2013 / 1653 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Michael Peery
CASE #13-21266
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sergeant Michael Peery 
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: 245 (a) (1) Assault with a Deadly Weapon not a Firearm
LOCATION: 19555 Tunnel Road, Mountain Gate, Spring Branch Trailer Park
SUSPECT: Shawn Moran, 26 years. From City of Shasta Lake.
VICTIM: Daniel Brundage, 48 years. From City of Shasta Lake.

SYNOPSIS:

At approximately 1653 hours, Deputies responded to the report of a physical fight. While en route Deputies were informed one of the subjects had been cut with a machete. At the scene Deputies contacted Victim, Daniel Brundage, who was bleeding profusely from an approximately 4-5 inch cut on his left forearm. The cut was approximately one inch deep with the bone exposed. Brundage was taken to the hospital by ambulance for immediate medical attention.

After contacting witnesses, Deputies located Moran inside his trailer. Moran initially refused to come out of the trailer, but after a brief standoff he complied and was taken into custody. Moran said he used a small kitchen knife to cut Brundage, however witnesses said Moran used a machete. During a search of the outside of Moran’s trailer, Deputies located a machete that matched the description, under a washing machine. This was later positively identified as the weapon used to cut Brundage.

Moran was arrested and taken to the Shasta County Jail where he was booked without incident.

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DATE/TIME: 06/29/13, 1000 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Brian Jackson ID# 150 
CASE #13-14375
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6172  
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: n/a
BY: Sergeant Brian Jackson ID#150
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: Miller Homicide
LOCATION: 28400 Alpine Way, Shingletown, CA
VICTIM(S): Sandy Miller, Shelby Miller and Shasta Miller
SUSPECT(S): Shane Franklyn Miller, 44 years old, 5’10” tall/200 pounds/Red Hair/Blue Eyes 

SYNOPSIS:

Over the past several weeks, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit has been conducting follow-up on information and tips that Shane Miller has been seeking refuge on his personal property and his family’s property located in the Morelli Ranch Road area of Whitmore.  Shane Miller is wanted for the murders of his wife Sandy Miller and their two daughters, Shelby and Shasta, after they were found deceased in their Alpine Way home in Shingletown on 05/07/13.

The Major Crimes Unit has received multiple tips through follow-up efforts, in addition to tips from Shasta County Secret Witness, that Shane Miller has been hiding in a bunker located somewhere on the property. On 06/28/13, detectives received credible information that there was in fact a bunker on one of the properties in Whitmore.  The initial report to detectives was that there were vent pipes found coming out of the ground which had been concealed by wood and debris. Detectives and a tactical unit from the Sheriff’s Office responded to the Whitmore property while other tactical units were being assembled to assist.
 
On 06/28/13, Friday, at approximately 1800 hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of tactical units from the Redding Police Department, Tehama and Butte County Sheriff’s Offices, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Shasta Inter-Agency Task Force (SINTF) and air support from CHP Air Operations ultimately served a search warrant on the Whitmore properties to find Shane Miller. The properties totaled approximately 55 acres which were covered in manzanita, trees, shrubs, residences and numerous outbuildings. 

After an extensive and methodical search of the properties, Shane Miller was NOT located. A prefabricated bunker was found buried on one of the properties in a wooded area, the exact location of which will not be released.  During a search of the bunker, a large cache of weapons and ammunition was found.  The weapons included various types of rifles, shotguns and handguns.  No information regarding the specific makes/models of weapons and ammunition will be released at this time.  All weapons and ammunition found inside the bunker were seized pursuant to an additional search warrant obtained by detectives.  There was no indication found during the search that Shane Miller was or has been on the properties since the homicides.

Shasta County Sheriff’s detectives will continue to seek information and follow up on leads on the whereabouts of Shane Miller until he is taken into custody.  Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Shane Miller is urged to contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office or Shasta County Secret Witness.

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DATE/TIME: 06/29/13 0252 hours      
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt Thompson #133
CASE # 13-21209
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 245-6025   
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER:    
BY: Sgt Thompson #133
           
CRIME/INCIDENT: Stolen Vehicle recovery / K9 track
LOCATION: Happy Valley Rd @ Canyon Rd  Happy Valley

SYNOPSIS:
On the above date and time, a Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputy was monitoring traffic in the area of Happy Valley and Canyon Roads.  He noticed an off white SUV make an illegal turn in the intersection and pull into a residential driveway.  The deputy drove to the area of where the vehicle was last seen to investigate the erratic driving. When the deputy approached the vehicle, he ran a record check on the license plate and found the vehicle was stolen out of Redding Police jurisdiction.  The occupant(s) of the vehicle had fled prior to the deputy’s arrival.  The deputy utilized his Sheriff’s Service K9 “Larus” to track the suspect(s) of the stolen vehicle. K9 Larus tracked the suspect approximately 150-200 yards.  The suspect was identified as Joshua Anthony Azevedo 03/12/85 of Redding.  Azevedo was arrested and transported to the jail.  He was booked on 496(d)(a) PC ~ Possession of a stolen vehicle.

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DATE/TIME: 06/27/2013 2139 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Pat Kropholler   
CASE #13-21041
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6096
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Pat Kropholler 

CRIME/INCIDENT: 246 P.C. Shooting at an Inhabited Dwelling  
LOCATION: 5044 Red Bluff Avenue, City of Shasta Lake 

VICTIM(S):
 Andrea Garland, 34 year old female, resident of City of Shasta Lake
 Donald Stroud, 36 year old male, resident of City of Shasta Lake
 Two children ages 2 and 6 years old, inside the residence at the time of the incident.

SUSPECT(S):
 Adult male, 5-09 150-180 lbs wearing blue jeans and a white long sleeved shirt.
 Vehicle: White two door hatchback with blue aftermarket type headlamps. 

SYNOPSIS:

On Thursday June 27, 2013, at approximately 2139 hours, deputies with the City of Shasta Lake Station responded to 5044 Red Bluff Ave for a report of “shots fired” in the area. Upon arrival deputies contacted Donald Stroud and Andrea Garland. At first Andrea and Donald denied any shots had been fired and blamed the noise on firecrackers. A canvas of the neighborhood revealed witnesses who observed a white male adult wearing a ski mask run up Red Bluff Ave and get into a white two door hatchback with blue aftermarket headlamps, directly after hearing the gunshots. The vehicle then sped out of the area. Donald and Andrea were confronted with the witness statements and both of them admitted their original story about the fireworks was a lie. However, neither was forthcoming with information. Evidence revealed that someone had shot at the residence and fled the scene. Donald and Andrea are no strangers to the criminal justice system. Donald was found to be a wanted parolee at large and when booked into the jail, was found in possession of .7 grams of Methamphetamine. This investigation is continuing. Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office or leave a tip with Secret Witness at (530)243-2319.

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DATE/TIME: 6/25/2013 @ 1300 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Barry Powell
CASE # 13-19618, 13-19755, 13-19772, 13-20018
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 722-9161
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sgt.  Barry Powell  

CRIME/INCIDENT:
 11358 H&S- Marijuana Cultivation
 11359 H&S- Possession of Marijuana for Sale
 182 PC-Conspiracy
 25800 PC- Armed while committing a felony
 Misc. Fish and Game violations

LOCATION:
 Two Feathers Rd. Cottonwood, CA
 Fiddler’s Rd. Ono, CA
 Hwy 36, Platina, CA
 1702 Holly Dr., McKinleyville, CA.
VICTIM(S): State of California 
SUSPECTS(S):
 Tucker, Austin WMA, 32 years - Transient from South Dakota
 Way, Charles WMA, 24 years - Transient from Arizona
 Wishmer, Leslie WFA, 29 years - Transient from Colorado
 Praset, Ly AMA, 35 years - San Jose, CA
 Vannarath, Deo Oudone AMA, 36 years - Everett, Washington
 Fuller, Stephen Michael WMA, 23 years - Crestline, CA
 Vongpanya, Kaeo AMA, 1 years - Anderson, CA
 Rattanaphosy, Somphone AMA, 50 years - Anderson, CA                  
                          
SYNOPSIS:
Between 6-17-2013 and 6-21-2013, agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Investigative Team with assistance from agents with the Shasta Interagency Narcotic Task Force and California Department of Fish and Wildlife, conducted raids at five separate properties. The raids occurred on two properties off Two Feathers Rd. in Cottonwood, CA,  one off Fiddler’s Rd. in Ono, CA, one off Hwy 36 in Platina, CA and  one in Humboldt County.

On 6/17/2013, agents contacted Kaeo Vongpanya and Somphone Rattanaphosy both from Anderson, CA at a piece of property off Fiddler’s Rd. in Ono, CA.  207 marijuana plants were subsequently eradicated.  Both Vongpanya and Rattanaphosy were interviewed and released on scene.  The case will be submitted to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office for review.

On 6/18/2013, agents served a Shasta County search warrant off Two Feathers Rd. in Cottonwood, CA.  Austin Tucker, Charles Way and Leslie Wishmer were contacted and subsequently arrested at a marijuana cultivation site.  Agents eradicated 381 marijuana plants and seized 17 pounds of processed marijuana.

Also on 6/18/2013, at a different parcel on Two Feathers Rd. in Cottonwood, CA,  agents contacted Ly Praset from San Jose, CA and Keo Vannarath at a marijuana cultivation site.  366 marijuana plants were eradicated by agents and Praset and Vannarath were subsequently arrested.

On 6/20/2013, agents served a Shasta County search warrant at a piece of property off Highway 36 in Platina, CA.  Agents contacted Stephen Fuller from Crestline, CA at the property.  Agents subsequently eradicated 1,256 marijuana plants from three green houses and from two additional outdoor marijuana cultivation sites located on the property.   Agents seized over 30 pounds of processed marijuana, packaging material, scales and a Polaris UTV.  With information obtained from the Platina, CA property, agents served a second search warrant at an address in McKinleyville, CA and seized additional processed marijuana, packaging material and U.S. currency.   The case is still under investigation pending contact with additional suspects.

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DATE/TIME: 06/17/13 1538 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Brian Jackson ID# 150
CASE # 13-19677
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6172
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sergeant Brian Jackson

CRIME/INCIDENT: 664/187 PC: Attempted/Homicide
LOCATION: 21066 Scheer Drive, Redding CA 96002
VICTIM(S): Dunn, Gregory Alan; DOB: 11/11/54 – 59 Years Old, WMA
SUSPECT(S): Dunn, Jason George; DOB: 05/06/86 – 27 Years Old WMA

SYNOPSIS:
On Monday, 06/17/13 at 1538 hours, a stabbing was reported at 21066 Scheer Drive, Redding.  Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputies responded and upon arrival found two subjects with visible injuries.  The victim, Gregory Dunn, was lying in the driveway and appeared to have been stabbed multiple times.  The suspect, Jason Dunn, was standing in the driveway and his injuries consisted of both of his hands being severed off at his wrists.   Gregory is Jason’s father.  Jason Dunn and Gregory Dunn were both transported to the hospital for treatment. Initial statements obtained on scene indicated that Jason had stabbed Gregory during a verbal altercation.

It was later learned through interviews by Shasta County Sheriff Detectives that Jason reportedly stabbed Gregory with a pair of scissors multiple times.  After Jason stabbed Gregory, Jason severed his own hands off with a radial arm type saw inside the shop. Jason and Gregory are still hospitalized and being treated for their respective injuries.  The investigation is still on-going and no further information is available at this time as to the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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DATE/TIME: 06/17/13 1538 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Brian Jackson ID# 150
CASE # 13-19677
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6172
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sergeant Brian Jackson

CRIME/INCIDENT: 664/187 PC: Attempted/Homicide
LOCATION: 21066 Scheer Drive, Redding CA 96002
VICTIM(S): Dunn, Gregory Alan; DOB: 11/11/54 – 59 Years Old, WMA
SUSPECT(S): Dunn, Jason George; DOB: 05/06/86 – 27 Years Old WMA

SYNOPSIS:
On  Monday, 06/17/13 at 1538 hours, a stabbing was reported at 21066 Scheer Drive, Redding.  Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputies responded and upon arrival found two subjects with visible injuries.  The victim, Gregory Dunn, was lying in the driveway and appeared to have been stabbed multiple times.  The suspect, Jason Dunn, was standing in the driveway and his injuries consisted of both of his hands being severed off at his wrists.   Jason Dunn and Gregory Dunn were both transported to the hospital for treatment. Initial statements obtained on scene indicated that Jason had stabbed Gregory during a verbal altercation. Detectives are still investigating the cause of Jason’s severed hands.

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DATE/TIME: 6/13/2013 1400 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Barry Powell
CASE # 13-19179
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 722-9161
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sgt. Powell  

CRIME/INCIDENT: 11358 H&S- Marijuana Cultivation
LOCATION: Fiddlers Rd.  Ono, CA
VICTIM(S): State of California 
SUSPECTS(S): Unknown

SYNOPSIS:
On 6/13/2013, The Shasta County Sheriff’s Marijuana Investigative Team assisted by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife served a search warrant at a rural piece of property off Fiddlers Road in the area of Trinity Alps Preserve in Western Shasta County.  A total of 1,242 growing marijuana plants ranging from 2-4 feet were eradicated from six greenhouses. During the execution of the search warrant, no persons were found on the property. 

The investigation continues.

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DATE/TIME: 6/11/2013 at 1500 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Barry Powell
CASE # 13-18921
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 722-9161
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sgt. Powell  

CRIME/INCIDENT:
 11358 H&S- Marijuana Cultivation
 11359 H&S- Possession of Marijuana for Sale
 182 PC- Conspiracy
 25800 PC- Armed while committing a felony
 Misc. Fish and Game violations
LOCATION: Bambow Rd.  Ono, CA
VICTIM(S): State of California 
SUSPECTS(S):
 Holmes, Cymbre Elizabeth, WFA 23 years old-Transient
 Stewart, Joshua Adam, WMA 32 years old- Transient
 Meister, Brandon James, WMA  27 years old- Bellingham, WA
 Kelly, Matthew Ryan, WMA 29 years old- Transient
  
SYNOPSIS:

On 6/11/2013, The Shasta County Sheriff’s Marijuana Investigative Team assisted by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife served a search warrant at a rural piece of property off Bambow Rd. near Coal Pit Rd. in Western Shasta County.  A total of 1,054 growing marijuana plants were eradicated from three greenhouses and two outdoor cultivation sites.  Approximately 7 pounds of processed marijuana along with additional evidence supporting sales of marijuana was located at the property.  Two firearms were also found on the property. The four listed subjects were found on the property and subsequently arrested without incident for the listed charges and booked into the Shasta County Jail.

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DATE/TIME: 06-10-13 @ 0644 hours.
CONTACT OFFICER: Deputy Hughes
CASE # 13-18740
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 245-6096
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 245-6025 
BY: Sgt. John Greene  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Recovery of stolen property 
LOCATION: 1990 Hardenbrook Ave., City of Shasta Lake
VICTIM(S): Threnchless Pipe Co.  
SUSPECTS(S): Cody Geisman, DOB: 01-15-90 ; Thomas Norris, DOB: 03-28-70

SYNOPSIS:

On 06-10-13, Deputy Hughes received a report of a burglary from a business in the 3400 block of Bronze Ct. in the City of Shasta Lake. Numerous industrial tools as well as a vehicle were reported stolen, with a reported value in excess of  $7,000.00.

Deputy Hughes collected evidence from the scene and began an investigation. Some of the evidence left at the scene implicated Cody Geisman as a suspect. Deputies subsequently responded to Geisman’s residence located at 1990 Hardenbrook Ave., CSL.  Upon arrival, deputies observed property, similar to the reported stolen items, in the open garage of the residence.

A second suspect, Thomas Norris, was identified. It was learned that Norris was stopped by deputies on 06-09-13, driving the yet to be reported stolen vehicle. Norris was arrested on outstanding warrants and a parole violation. The vehicle was impounded at that time.

Most of the property has been recovered and returned to the victim.

Detectives with the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded to assist. Once on scene, detectives contacted Geisman, who voluntarily accompanied detectives to the Sheriff’s Office to give a statement. During that interview, Geisman admitted his involvement in the theft.

Geisman was investigated in February for vehicle theft and operating a “chop shop” out of his residence. Geisman is currently going through court proceedings for charges stemming from the February investigation.

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DATE/TIME: 06/07/13      1744 Hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Quentin Johnston
CASE #  13-18449
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6540
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6025
BY: Sergeant Quentin Johnston

CRIME/INCIDENT: 11359 H&S-Possession of Marijuana for Sale  
LOCATION: State Highway 299/Fenders Ferry Road 
VICTIM(S): State of California
SUSPECT(S): Perry, Johnathon Eugene, 35 years old, Burney resident 

SYNOPSIS:

On Friday, 06/07/13, at approximately 1744 hours, deputies from the Burney Station conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle code violation. During a subsequent search of the subject’s vehicle, deputies located approximately one and a half ounces of processed marijuana, and $3,000.00 in US Currency. The driver, Johnathon Perry, admitted the money in his possession was from his involvement in the sales of marijuana. The money and marijuana were seized as evidence, and the case will be forwarded to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office for review.

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May 2013

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DATE/TIME: 05-30-2013 / 0837 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Michael Peery
CASE # 13-17275
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sergeant Michael Peery 
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: Arrest of wanted fugitive
LOCATION: Cottonwood area
SUSPECTS: Barry Edward Fourzon, 32 years

SYNOPSIS:

At approximately 0820 hrs today the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip through Secret Witness that the wanted subject, Barry Fourzon, was inside a residence in the area of Fourth St and Hickory St in Cottonwood. Deputies were able to confirm Fourzon was inside and then surround the residence, cutting off his escape routes. The back door of the residence was breached and deputies made their way inside. Fourzon refused to exit the residence and was located hiding in a bedroom closet.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank Secret Witness for offering the $2500.00 award yesterday, and the citizens of Shasta County for calling Secret Witness making it possible for the Sheriff’s Office to get Fourzon in custody.

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DATE/TIME: 05/30/2013   
CONTACT OFFICER: Coroner Investigator Teri Veazey
CASE # C13-0514
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-5551
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY: Lt. Janet Breshears 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Female Adult found deceased in Sacramento River
LOCATION: Sacramento River, near Highway 44, Redding Ca. 96001   
DECEDENT: Gutierrez, Mary Jane - DOB: 02-07-1977
 
SYNOPSIS:

On May 29, 2013 an unidentified female was found deceased in the Sacramento River. The decedent was identified as Mary Jane Gutierrez (DOB 02-07-77). The Coroner’s Office completed the examination today and cause of death is pending further testing.  Next of kin has been notified.

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DATE/TIME: May 29, 2013 at 1415  Hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Teri  Veazey 
CASE # C13-0514
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-5551
BY: Mo Hern 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Recovered Adult Female   
LOCATION: Sacramento River
VICTIM(S): Jane Doe 
SUSPECT(S): None at this time    

SYNOPSIS:

The Shasta County Sheriff Coroner’s Office is asking help to identify a female adult that was found in the Sacramento River.  She is approx 5’4” 130 pounds with Dark Brown/Black long hair and  dark brown eyes.  Decedent is physically fit in appearance with darker skin color. She has pierced ears and has several tattoos.  Decedent could  be in her late 30’s.

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DATE/TIME: 5/29/2013 0900 hours   
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Barry Powell
CASE #   13-15123, 13-15343, 13-15367, 13-17017
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 722-9161  
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: B. Powell 

CRIME/INCIDENT:
 11358 H&S- Cultivation of Marijuana
 11359 H&S- Possession of Marijuana for Sale
 25800 PC- Armed while committing a felony
 Misc. Fish and Wildlife violations
LOCATION: Two Feathers Rd. Cottonwood, CA - Windwalker Rd. Ono, CA
VICTIM(S): State of California
SUSPECTS(S):
 Suarez-Rosales, Jose   HMA 30 years, Gerber, CA (Case #13-15123)
 Allen, Brandon James WMA 28 years, Mosinee, WI (Case # 13-15343)
 Fries, Daniel Thomas WMA 28 years, Hartland, WI (Case # 13-15343)
 Harsough, Craig William WMA 27 years, Arena, WI (Case # 13-15343)
 Rau, Carl Norman WMA 33 years, Citrus Heights, CA (Case # 13-15367)
 Lewis, Johnathan Michael WMA 39 years, Fortuna, CA (Case # 13-15367)
 Smith, Thomas Albert Jr. WMA 46 years, Cottonwood, CA (Case # 13-15367)         
 Metoyer, Joshua Tyler WMA 26 years, Sonoma, CA (Case # 13-17017)      
 
SYNOPSIS:

On 5/13/2013, 5/15/2013 and 5/28/2013, agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Investigative Team (SMIT) along with agents from the Shasta Interagency Narcotic Task Force (SINTF) and California Department of Fish and Wildlife served multiple search warrants on four separate properties within western Shasta County. 

On 5/13/2013, agents arrested Jose Suarez-Rosales after finding him in a large indoor cultivation site. Suarez-Rosales fled from agents, but was apprehended a short distance later. A total of 5,783 marijuana plants were seized from two large greenhouses along with 340 lbs of processed marijuana.

 On 5/15/2013, agents served a search warrant at 4700 Two Feathers Rd.  Three males from Wisconsin were found on the property and subsequently arrested.  They were identified as Daniel Fries, Craig Harsough and Brandon Allen. A total of 1,136 marijuana plants were seized from two greenhouses along with 400 lbs of processed marijuana.

 On 5/15/2013, agents also served a search warrant on a rural piece of property off Two Feathers Rd.   A total of 1,519 marijuana plants were seized from 5 greenhouses along with 160 lbs. of processed marijuana. Agents also seized items associated with a butane honey-oil lab. Three males were found on the property and subsequently arrested. They were identified as Carl Rau, Johnathan Lewis and Thomas Smith.

On 5/28/2013, agents served a search warrant on a rural piece of property located on Windwalker Rd. in Ono, CA. A total of 1,760 marijuana plants were seized from 7 greenhouse structures, one indoor grow house, and two outdoor cultivation sites. A male identified as Joshua Tyler Metoyer was found on the property and subsequently arrested.

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DATE/TIME: 05/28/13 at 11:00 P.M.  
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Gonzalez #127
CASE # 13-17105
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3708
ALTERNATE PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Gonzalez #127

CRIME/INCIDENT: Assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest with injury, brandishing a firearm and leaving the scene of an accident. 
LOCATION:  4305 Indian Ave. City of Shasta Lake, Ca.     
VICTIM(S):  Covert, Sarah 
SUSPECT(S):  Dothard, David
SUSPECT DESCRIPTION: Black male adult, 24 Years old, 6’4”, 160lbs, Black hair and Brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing a light colored tank top and blue jeans.   

SYNOPSIS:

On Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at 11:00 P.M., deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to 4305 Indian Ave. regarding a disturbance.  The homeowner, Sarah Covert, said that one of her roommates, David Dothard, had pointed a handgun at her and was intimidating other people at the house.  When deputies arrived at the house, Dothard was trying to leave in a car with his girlfriend.  Deputies stopped the car at gunpoint and ordered Dothard to turn off the car and get out. 

Dothard refused to get out of the car and began reaching towards the floorboard.  Fearing that Dothard was reaching for a weapon, a deputy broke out the driver’s side window and shot Dothard with a taser.  The taser was not effective and Dothard drove backwards at a high rate of speed and crashed into a fence.  Dothard then drove back to 4305 Indian Ave. and fled the area on foot.      

Deputies, with the assistance of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) helicopter, and CHP patrol staff, searched the surrounding area for Dothard.  After an extensive search Dothard was not located. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Dothard is asked to call 245-6025.

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DATE/TIME: 05/24/2013 0013 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Pat Kropholler   
CASE # 13-16454
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6096
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Pat Kropholler 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Felony Vehicle Pursuit
LOCATION: Mandela Lane Anderson California 
SUSPECT: Robert Dale Cox Jr, 43 year old male resident of Burney California  

SYNOPSIS:

On Friday May 24, 2013, at approximately 0013 hours, deputies attempted a traffic stop on a motorcycle driven by Robert Cox on Lassen Avenue in Happy Valley. Robert failed to yield for the officers. Cox led the deputies in pursuit driving with a willful and wanton disregard for his safety or the safety of others. He eventually abandoned his motorcycle on Mandela Lane and fled on foot into the residential area. Deputy Gerry Maul and K-9 “Larus” responded and started to track for the suspect. K-9 Larus tracked Cox approximately 200 yards away from the motorcycle and found him hiding in some thick brush. Cox was apprehended by the K-9 and taken into custody. Cox was taken to an area hospital where he was treated for injuries he sustained by the K-9 and then booked into the Shasta County Jail. He is facing charges of felony evading, resisting arrest, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also found to be on AB109 Post Release Community Supervision. This is Cox’s second arrest this month. On May 4, 2013, he was arrested by deputies in Burney for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. He was released later that day pending court on those charges.

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DATE/TIME: 05/22/2013 1524 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Pat Kropholler   
CASE # 13-16268
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6096
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Pat Kropholler 

CRIME/INCIDENT:  Suicidal Subject 
LOCATION: “Nascuts” Hair Salon, 5330 Shasta Dam Blvd, City of Shasta Lake 
VICTIM: Name withheld at this time, 33 year old adult white male resident of Stockton, CA       
SYNOPSIS:

On Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at approximately 1524 hours, employees of “Nascuts” Hair Salon in the City of Shasta Lake reported that a white male adult entered the business and took a pair of scissors from an employee’s workstation. The male then proceeded to cut both legs and arms. He then stabbed himself in the chest and cut his throat. Deputies from the City of Shasta Lake Station responded and found the victim laying on the floor of the business. The victim was bleeding profusely from several severe self-inflicted lacerations. Deputies rendered first aid to the victim until medical personnel arrived on scene.  The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was undergoing emergency surgery. Family members have been contacted who advised that the victim has a history of mental illness and has threatened suicide in the past. It is unknown what drove the victim to want to injure himself in this manner or why he chose this particular business.

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DATE/TIME: 05/22/2013 1100 hours
CONTACT OFFICER:  Sergeant Pat Kropholler   
CASE # 13-16216
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6096
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Pat Kropholler 

CRIME/INCIDENT:  Warrant Arrest 
LOCATION: 13955 Ruby Way, City of Shasta Lake
SUSPECT: Daniel Henry Spliethof, 44 year old male resident of Shasta Lake  

SYNOPSIS:

On Wednesday, May 22, 2013, deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office City of Shasta Lake Station received information that Daniel Spliethof was at the listed address. Spliethof was wanted in connection with several theft related crimes in Shasta County and had 10 felony warrants for his arrest. The warrants were for failure to appear on several counts of burglary, theft with a prior, receiving stolen property and drug related offenses. With the assistance of Redding Police Investigators, deputies responded to the residence and found Daniel hiding inside. He was taken into custody without incident. When he was searched incident to his arrest, deputies located approximately two grams gross field weight of Methamphetamine on his person. Daniel was booked into the jail and currently has a bail set at $2,350,000.00.

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DATE/TIME: May 15, 2013 
CONTACT OFFICER:  Sergeant  Brian Jackson
CASE #  C13-0446, C13-0447, C13-0448
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6135 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-5551
BY: Mo Hern
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: Triple Homicide
LOCATION: 28400 Alpine Way, Shingletown,CA
VICTIMS(S):
  Sandy Miller, Wife. 34 years old
  Shelby Miller, Daughter, 8years old
  Shasta  Miller, Daughter 5 years old   
 
SYNOPSIS:

On Tuesday May 14th, 2013 and Wednesday May 15, 2013  Dr. Susan Comfort has completed the autopsies on the victims.  The cause of death on all of the victims is  “gunshot wounds”.

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DATE/TIME: 5-14-2013 1430 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Clegg #170
CASE # 13-15247
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6095
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sgt. Clegg #170  

CRIME/INCIDENT: River Rescue   
LOCATION: Sacramento River below Keswick Dam.  

SYNOPSIS: 

On 5-14-2013, at approximately 1430 hours, a call was received of a river rescue with several subjects stranded on an island in the middle of the Sacramento River below the Ribbon Bridge.

A total of eight subjects starting rafting down the river just below the Keswick Dam. They intended on rafting down to the Lake Redding boat ramp in Caldwell Park. All eight subjects were using blow up mattresses as rafts and were not wearing the required personal flotation devices (PFD’s).  They decided to hold onto a rope to keep them all together while trying to navigate the river. When they came to the small island, three were on one side and five were on the other.  The five subjects became stuck on the island and were able to climb onto the island as the other three dropped the rope and continued down the river.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Boating Safety Unit, Redding Fire Department, Cal-Fire and the California Highway Patrol Air Operations all responded to the area of the rescue. The CHP air unit, H-16, was able to safetly lift the five subjects off the island and onto the river trail where they were triaged for possible injuries and hypothermia. Cal-Fire, Redding Fire and the Sheriff’s Office provided down stream safety during the rescue.

The three other rafters were located at the Lake Redding Boat Ramp uninjured and secure.  All eight rafters were uninjured and released after they were examined by medical personnel. The eight rafters were from out of the area and country; they stated they were from Colorado, British Columbia and Norway. They were interviewed and counseled on the dangers of the river, its swift currents, obstructions, low water temperature and the possible onset of hypothermia while swimming in the Sacramento River.

   
Thanks to all that assisted and participated in the rescue operation.

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DATE/TIME:  May 13, 2013 at 1300 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Lt. Dave Kent 
CASE # 13-14375
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER:  (530) 515-5041
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Lt. Dave Kent 

CRIME/INCIDENT:  Triple homicide
LOCATION: 28400 Alpine Way, Shingletown, CA
VICTIM(S):
 Sandy Miller, wife, 34 years old
 Shelby Miller, daughter, 8 years old
 Shasta Miller, daughter, 5 years old
  
SUSPECT(S):  Shane Franklyn Miller, white male, red hair, blue eyes, 5’10”, 200 pounds, DOB 05/08/1968, 45 years of age

SYNOPSIS:

Search efforts continue for triple murder suspect, Shane Franklyn Miller in the area of Petrolia, CA.  Various Federal, State, and local north state law enforcement agencies have been working tirelessly to locate Miller. 

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Division continues to investigate all tips and leads that come in from the public.  Many pieces of evidence have been collected and processed, which includes DNA evidence. 

At this time, evidence points to Shane Miller as the primary suspect who is responsible for the murder of his wife and two children, which occurred on the evening of May 7, 2013.  A Shasta County warrant of arrest, for three counts of murder, has been obtained for Shane Miller. 

Miller is considered to be armed and dangerous.  If seen, do not approach Miller; call 911.

Anyone with information should immediately call the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office at (530) 245-6025 (24 hour line). 

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DATE/TIME:  May 10, 2013 at 1412 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Lt. Dave Kent 
CASE # 13-14375
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER:  (530) 515-5041
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Lt. Dave Kent 

CRIME/INCIDENT:  Triple homicide
LOCATION: 28400 Alpine Way, Shingletown, CA
VICTIM(S):
 Sandy Miller, wife, 34 years old
 Shelby Miller, daughter, 8 years old
 Shasta Miller, daughter, 5 years old
  
SUSPECT(S):  Shane Franklin Miller, white male, red hair, blue eyes, 5’10”, 200 pounds, DOB 05/08/1968, 45 years of age
           
SYNOPSIS:

Shane Franklin Miller is a suspect in the triple homicide of his wife and two daughters.  Miller is considered armed and dangerous.

Agencies from US Marshalls, Arcata PD, Fortuna PD, Rio Dell PD, Bureau of Land Management, Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, CAL Fire, California Highway Patrol, National Guard, Shasta, Humboldt, and Counties are actively searching for the murder suspect in the Petrolia, CA area.

The 2010 Dodge was found in the late afternoon of May 8 in Humboldt County on Mattole Road. The suspect’s vehicle has since been transported to Shasta County for evidence processing.  Shasta County Sheriff’s personnel are continuing to collect evidence at the Miller residence in Shingletown.

Anyone with information should call the Sheriff’s Office (530) 245-6025.  The public should not approach Miller, if seen call 911.

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DATE/TIME: May 9, 2013 at 1127 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Lt. Dave Kent 
CASE # 13-14375
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 515-5041
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Lt. Dave Kent 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Triple homicide
LOCATION: 28400 Alpine Way, Shingletown, CA
VICTIM(S):
 Sandy Miller, wife, 34 years old
 Shelby Miller, daughter, 8 years old
 Shasta Miller, daughter, 5 years old
SUSPECT(S):  Shane Franklin Miller, white male, red hair, blue eyes, 5’10”, 200 pounds, DOB 05/08/1968, 45 years of age
           
SYNOPSIS:

Shane Franklin Miller is a suspect in the triple homicide of his wife and two daughters.  Miller is considered armed and dangerous.

The suspect’s vehicle was found on the afternoon of May 8 in Humboldt County on Mattole Road.

Tactical search teams from Shasta, Humboldt, and Mendocino Counties are searching the area near where the vehicle was found.

Anyone with information should call the Sheriff’s Office (530) 245-6025.  The public should not approach Miller, if seen call 911.

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DATE/TIME:   May 8, 2013
CONTACT OFFICER: Lt. Dave Kent 
CASE # 13-14375
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 515-5041

CRIME/INCIDENT:  Triple homicide

SYNOPSIS:  Press Conference – Updated Information  

The time and location of the Press Conference has been changed to:

May 8, 2013 at 2:00 pm (set up can begin after 1:30)
Shasta County Administrative Office
1450 Court Street – Room 352 (3rd floor)

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DATE/TIME: May 8, 2013 at 1025 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Lt. Dave Kent 
CASE # 13-14375
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 515-5041
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Lt. Dave Kent 

CRIME/INCIDENT:  Triple homicide
LOCATION: 28400 Alpine Way, Shingletown, CA
VICTIM(S):
  Sandy Miller, wife, 34 years old
  Shelby Miller, daughter, 8 years old
  Shasta Miller, daughter, 4 years old
  
SUSPECT(S):  Shane Franklin Miller, white male, red hair, blue eyes, 5’10”, 200 pounds, DOB 05/08/1968, 45 years of age
           
SYNOPSIS:

Shane Franklin Miller is a suspect in the triple homicide of his wife and two daughters.  Miller is considered armed and dangerous, possibly having access to a cache of weapons. 

Sheriff’s Officials are pursuing leads in the Northern California Region, a nationwide manhunt bulletin has been issued.

Suspect is believed to be driving a Gold 2010 Dodge Mega Cab Pickup with a camper shell.  CA License #8Z75988

Anyone with information should call the Sheriff’s Office (530) 245-6025.  The public should not approach Miller, if seen call 911.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a press conference at 1330 hours in the Public Safety Conference Room of the Sheriff’s Office (1525 Court Street in Redding, CA).

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DATE/TIME: 5-7-13 1944 Hours      
CONTACT OFFICER: Lt. Tom Campbell   
CASE # 13-14375 
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6135   
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: Dispatch- (530)245-6540   
BY: Lt. Tom Campbell     

CRIME/INCIDENT: Three counts of 187 P.C.- Murder
LOCATION:28400 Alpine Way, Shingletown Ca    
VICTIM(S): Withheld at this time
SUSPECTS(S): Shane Franklyn Miller, 45 years, 5’10”, 200 pounds, red hair, blue eyes

Possible Vehicle #1 Gold 2010 Dodge Mega Cab pickup with camper shell - CA Lic. 8Z75988
 
Possible Vehicle #2 Green & tan 2001 Ford Excursion - Ca Lic. 4UBC114

SYNOPSIS:

Shane Franklyn Miller is a suspect in a triple homicide that occurred at 28400 Alpine Way in Shingletown. Miller is believed to be operating one of the two above vehicles in an unknown direction from the crime scene. Miller is considered armed and extremely dangerous. Anyone with information on Miller is encouraged to contact The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office or call 911. 

No other information will be released at this time.

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DATE/TIME: 05/02/2013 0952 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Pat Kropholler   
CASE # 13-13706
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6096
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Pat Kropholler 

CRIME/INCIDENT:  Resisting Arrest/Assault on a Peace Officer 
LOCATION: Corner of Red Bluff Avenue and Oregon Avenue, City of Shasta Lake 
SUSPECT: Apalategui, William Orion Kelly, 26 year old white male, Transient   

SYNOPSIS:

On Thursday May 2, 2013, at approximately 0952 hours, Deputies from the City of Shasta Lake Sheriff’s Station responded to several calls of a suspicious subject acting bizarre and interfering with traffic on Oregon Avenue, near the intersection of Red Bluff Avenue in the City of Shasta Lake.  Upon arrival deputies made contact with William Apalategui. William was extremely agitated and rambling. As deputies tried to identify him and calm him down, William became violent and started to assault the officers. The Deputies attempted to subdue William with the use of OC Spray, Baton Strikes and a Taser Device. All of which had no affect on him. William’s assaultive behavior increased as he attempted to run from the officers. The Deputies attempted several times to gain control of him, over the span of a city block as he attempted to run away. With the assistance of Sheriff’s K-9 “Chase” William was eventually taken into custody.

William was transported to the hospital where he was treated for minor wounds he sustained during the struggle. The Deputies on scene also sustained minor abrasions to their arms and hands. After being treated at the hospital, William was booked into the jail for charges of Assault and Battery on a Peace Officer and Resisting Arrest.

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April 2013

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April 29, 2013
CONTACT PERSON:   Tom Bosenko, Sheriff-Coroner  (530) 245-6167

On Thursday May 2, 2013 the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office will host their Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon to honor the many citizens of Shasta County who volunteer countless hours to serve the community and the Sheriff’s Office.  The luncheon will be held at noon at the Veterans’ Hall on Yuba Street in downtown Redding.  This event is funded by donations from businesses and individuals throughout Shasta County.

Citizens in the community volunteer as: Chaplains; Lake Patrol on Shasta Lake; Citizen Volunteer Patrols in Burney, City of Shasta Lake, Cottonwood, Fall River Mills, Happy Valley, Shingletown, and Old Shasta.  Search and Rescue is comprised of Communications Posse, Rescue Dirt Riders, Dive Team, Dog Team, Eastern Flying Posse, Ground Team, Jeep Posse and Auxiliary, Mountain Rescue, Tracking Team, Mounted Posse, and Western Flying Posse.  Others assisting the Sheriff’s Office are Reserves, Explorers, the Asphalt Cowboys, and individuals who provide needed clerical support.

These volunteers selflessly donate thousands of hours of service each year, benefiting the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office and the residents of Shasta County.

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******UPDATE******

Hackler was located safe at Mercy hospital on 4/27/13

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DATE/TIME: 04-27-2013 / 2133 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sheriff’s Office records / dispatch
CASE # 13-13119
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 245-6540
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 245-6025 
BY: Sgt. John Greene  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Missing Person – Adult – At Risk 
LOCATION: 4152 Johnson St., City of Shasta Lake  
VICTIM(S):
 Hackler, Sylvia Ann; DOB: 12-06-1987 - Aka: Martin, Sylvia Ann

DESCRIPTION: 5’ tall, 100 lbs, short brown hair, hazel eyes. Hackler was last seen wearing pink pants, black hoodie sweatshirt, and pink “Sketcher” tennis shoes.    

SYNOPSIS:

On 04-27-2013, at approximately 2133 hours, family members contacted the Sheriff’s Office reporting 25 year old Sylvia Ann Hackler as missing. The family reported Hackler as suffering from mental health issues and left without needed medication. At that time, a local B.O.L.O. was issued. On 04-28-13 at approximately 1430 hours, family members re-contacted the Sheriff’s Office advising they still had not been able to locate Hackler. Assistance was requested from the California Highway Patrol Air Operations unit to conduct a fly-over of the area. The dialogic “reverse 911” system was utilized to notify area residents of the missing person. Attached to this press release are 3 recent photos of Hackler. Citizens with any information are encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office and / or SHASCOM dispatch at the above listed numbers.

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DATE/TIME: 04-27-13 / 1818 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Michael Peery
CASE # 13-13100
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6172
BY: Sergeant Michael Peery 
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: 245 (a)(1) P.C. Assault with a deadly weapon not a firearm. 
LOCATION: 22000 block of Lake Blvd.
INVOLVED PARTIES:
 Kathleen Lunsford 42 yrs from Redding
 Melissa Crespo 29 yrs from Redding

SYNOPSIS:

At 1818 hours Kathleen Lunsford was at her residence on Lake Blvd. with her boyfriend. Melissa Crespo came to the residence to ask for a ride to work from Lunsford's boyfriend whom she knows. Lunsford was leaving the residence in a vehicle when she saw Crespo talking to her boyfriend. Lunsford returned to the residence and confronted Crespo about why she was talking to her boyfriend. The vehicle Lunsford was driving uses a screw driver as a key, so when she came out of the vehicle and confronted Crespo, she had the screwdriver in her hand. Crespo saw the screwdriver and believed Lunsford was coming at her with it. Crespo pulled a knife and squared off with Lunsford. During the physical altercation Lunsford received an approximately 4 inch laceration to her left arm. When Deputies arrived Crespo attempted to run from the area. Crespo was apprehended by the Deputies after a short foot pursuit. The cut isn't life threatening but Lunsford was transported to the hospital by ambulance for stitches. Crespo was arrested and booked in the Shasta County Jail.  The investigation is ongoing at this time.

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DATE/TIME: 04-27-13 / 0924 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Michael Peery
CASE # 13-13041
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6172
BY: Sergeant Michael Peery 
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: 245 (a)(1) P.C. Assault with a deadly weapon not a firearm. 
LOCATION: Area of Hawthorne Road and Happy Valley Road
INVOLVED PARTIES:
 Jonathon Sartor 30 yrs old of Happy Valley
 Joseph Riviera 36 yrs old of Happy Valley

SYNOPSIS:

On today’s date at 0924 hours, Deputies responded to the area of Hawthorne Road and Happy Valley Road for the report of a physical fight between two men. While driving to the scene Deputies saw a subject matching the description of one of the involved parties walking northbound on Happy Valley Road. Deputies contacted and detained Jonathon Sartor who was bleeding from a head injury. At the scene Deputies located Joseph Riviera lying in the westbound lane of Hawthorne Road next to his vehicle. Riviera was unconscious and bleeding from a head injury. Both Sartor and Riviera were evaluated by medical personnel at the scene. Riviera was taken to the hospital by ambulance where he remains and is being treated for a major head injury.

The investigation revealed that Sartor and Riviera have had a long standing feud over them both dating the same female. Today Sartor was walking to work on Hawthorne Road when Riviera drove past him in his vehicle. Words were exchanged between the two then Riviera made a U-turn and attempted to hit Sartor with his vehicle. Sartor jumped out of the way and threw an apple at Riviera’s vehicle hitting the side window. When the apple hit the window Riviera stopped his vehicle, got out and removed a baseball bat from inside the vehicle. During the physical altercation that ensued, Riviera hit Sartor in the head with the bat then Sartor took the bat away from Riviera and hit him in the head with it. When Riviera was hit he fell to the ground and hit his head on the pavement.

Sartor was questioned and released pending further investigation. This is an ongoing investigation and the Shasta County Sheriff Office Detective Division is asking for your assistance. If you were in this area of Happy Valley around 0930 hrs today and saw anything that occurred between Sartor and Riviera, please contact Sgt. Steve Grashoff at (530) 245-6172. Thank you for your assistance in this case.

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DATE/TIME: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Sergeant Steve Grashoff / Detective Will Gardner 
CASE # 13-12492
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: Sergeant Grashoff- 530-245-6172
ALTERNATE PHONE NUMBER: Detective Gardner- 530-245-6133  
BY: Sergeant Steve Grashoff 

CRIME/INCIDENT: 664/187 PC- Attempt Murder  
LOCATION: 17801 Paradise Lane, Shasta County  
VICTIM(S): Wusstig, George Felix DOB- 11/29/1988 
SUSPECT(S): Unknown Male Adult (Pending Identification)   

SYNOPSIS:

UPDATE: On Monday, April 22, 2013 at approximately 1843 hours, Deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Paradise Lane and Shaver Lane regarding gunshots in the area. When deputies arrived they found George Wusstig standing next to a car parked in front of the above address. Wusstig told deputies he was given a ride to the location by Marlon Wright in the car he was standing next to. Wusstig said when they pulled into the driveway an argument ensued while they were still in the car. Wright told Wusstig he was going to kill him, then drew a pistol from his waist line, and pointed the gun at Wusstig. Wusstig ducked his head as the shot went off and was not injured.

In the morning hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit became involved in the case after receiving information that Marlon Wright was coming in to talk to law enforcement. After his interview and further investigation, it was determined that Marlon Wright is not the suspect in this case.

George Wusstig was re-interviewed and did not want to cooperate with detectives other then the fact that the shooter was not Wright. What detectives did learn during their investigation was Marlon Wright did in fact rent the car that Wusstig was in when the shot was fired. However; Wright abandoned the car in Shasta County days ago due to a disagreement with the rental company.

This is an on-going investigation and we are asking the publics for help if they know anything about this case. They can contact me or Detective Gardner at the above listed phone numbers.

Again, Marlon Wright is not wanted nor a suspect in this case.      

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DATE/TIME: 04/22/13 1840  
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Gonzalez #127
CASE # 13-12492
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3708
ALTERNATE PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Gonzalez #127

CRIME/INCIDENT:  Attempt murder 664/187PC
LOCATION:  17801 Paradise Lane Redding, Ca.    
VICTIM(S):  Wusstig, George 
SUSPECT(S):  Wright, Marlon (DOB 8/2/82)   

SYNOPSIS:

On Monday, April 22, 2013, at 1843 hours, deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the area of Paradise Lane and Shaver Lane regarding gunshots in the area.

When deputies arrived, they found George Wusstig standing next to a car parked in front of 17801 Paradise Lane.  Wusstig told deputies he was given a ride to the location by Marlon Wright in the car he was standing next to.  Wusstig said when they pulled into the driveway an argument ensued while they were still in the car.  Wright told Wusstig he was going to kill him, then drew a semi-automatic pistol from his waist line, and pointed the gun at Wusstig.  Wusstig ducked his head as the shot went off and was not injured.  Wusstig got out of the car and Wright fled the area on foot.

The car was found to be stolen out of Oakland California and the suspect in that case is Marlon Wright.  Deputies, with the assistance of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) helicopter, and CHP patrol staff, began searching the surrounding area for Wright.  After an extensive search Wright was not located.

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DATE/TIME: April 17, 2013 1030 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Sergeant Steve Grashoff / Detective Nick Thompson
CASE # 13-11402
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: Sergeant Grashoff 530-245-6172 
ALTERNATE PHONE NUMBER: Detective Thompson 530-245-6144  
BY: Sergeant Grashoff 

CRIME/INCIDENT: 664/187 PC- Attempt Murder   
LOCATION: 10097 Abernathy Lane, Shasta County  
SUSPECT(S):
 Azevedo, Raymond John – 62 years old WMA
 Hayes, James Lewis – 30 years old WMA
  

SYNOPSIS:

On April 13, 2013 at approximately 1122 hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit became involved in an attempt murder investigation. The case involved Raymond Azevedo and James Hayes. In the initial investigation detective’s learned through witness statements that Azevedo shot Hayes multiple times while Hayes was standing in the front driveway of Azevedo’s residence when an argument ensued. After the shooting Raymond Azevedo fled the scene and eluded law enforcement until he turned himself in on April 16, 2013.

In the days following this shooting and after numerous interviews to include Raymond Azevedo and James Hayes, detectives learned that Hayes and his girlfriend, Christine Condo, had entered Azevedo’s residence. Once inside Condo asked Azevedo if she could take a shower as she was just released from the Shasta County Jail for larceny and violating her probation. Azevedo told Condo that he did not want her to take a shower and told both Hayes and Condo to leave his residence. Both refused to leave with Condo walking past Azevedo heading towards the shower. Once she was in the shower, both Azevedo and Hayes began to argue to the point Hayes armed himself with a curtain rod. Hayes struck Azevedo with the curtain rod multiple times over the head. During this assault Azevedo was able to retrieve a handgun from his room for protection and fired a warning shot. Hayes again raised the curtain rod up in the air to strike Azevedo and Azevedo fired his handgun twice striking Hayes two times. Hayes was transported to the hospital for medical treatment and is recovering from his wounds.

Azevedo fled his residence after the shooting but later turned himself into law enforcement. During his interview with detectives, he related that he fled because he was scared, knew he had an extensive criminal background, and knew he was not supposed to have a firearm as he is a convicted felon. Azevedo advised that he shot Hayes in self-defense. With this information detectives went back to Hayes and re-interviewed him. Hayes admitted to arming himself with the curtain rod but denied hitting Azevedo with it. However; Hayes told detectives that he could understand why Azevedo took his actions as a threat.

With the new information from both parties, witnesses, and evidence located at the scene, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit dropped the attempt murder charge on Azevedo and re-charged him for being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm.

This case will be reviewed by the District Attorney’s Office pending further charges against all parties involved.

Both Raymond Azevedo and James Hayes have numerous contacts with law enforcement and convictions for numerous crimes.

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DATE/TIME: April 16, 2013
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Sergeant Steve Grashoff / Detective Gene Randall
CASE # 13-11100
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: Sergeant Grashoff -530-245-6172
ALTERNATE PHONE NUMBER: Detective Randall -530-245-6142 
BY: Sergeant Grashoff  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Officer Involved Shooting  
LOCATION: 800 Block of Mistletoe Lane, Redding, Ca  
VICTIM(S): Redding Police Department Officer
SUSPECT(S): Barron, Robert Gaylord Jr, IMA, DOB 08/04/77   

SYNOPSIS:

The Redding Police Department has released the officer’s name today in the Officer Involved shooting that occurred April 11, 2013 on Mistletoe Lane. The officer’s name is Brandon Largent. Officer Largent has been employed by the Redding Police Department since September of 2012. Prior to this he served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps and 5 years with the Pasadena Police Department.

The suspect in this case is Robert Gaylord Barron Jr. He has prior arrests for narcotic violations and is not on parole or probation.  Barron is still in the Hospital recovering from his wound.

This case is still being investigated; no further information is available at this time.

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DATE/TIME: April 16, 2013/ 0850 hours    
CONTACT OFFICER: Lt Tom Campbell   
CASE # 13-11402 
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6135   
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025   
BY: Lt. Tom Campbell   

CRIME/INCIDENT: 664/187 PC - Attempt Homicide
LOCATION: 10097 Abernathy Lane - Redding, CA    
VICTIM(S): Hayes, James - 30 years old - resident of Redding, CA
SUSPECTS(S): Azevedo, Raymond John - 62 years old - resident of Redding, CA 
SYNOPSIS:

On 4-16-13 at approximately 0400 hours Raymond Azevedo turned himself in to the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office. He is currently being interviewed by Detectives. No further information is avalible at this time.

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DATE/TIME: 4-13-13/ 1122 hours    
CONTACT OFFICER: Lt Tom Campbell   
CASE # 13-11402 
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 245-6135   
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 245-6025   
BY: Lt Tom Campbell   

CRIME/INCIDENT: 664/187 PC- Attempt Homicide
LOCATION: 10097 Abernathy Lane Redding, CA    
VICTIM(S): Hayes, James- WMA, 30 years old- resident of Redding

SUSPECTS(S): Azevedo, Raymond John- WMA, 62 years old- resident of Redding 

SYNOPSIS:

On the above date and time, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a gunshot victim at 10097 Abernathy Lane in Redding. The victim, James Hayes, was being transported to a local hospital by a family member as deputies responded to the scene. Deputies arrived on scene and found no one at the residence or in the immediate area.

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded to the hospital to interview the victim and a witness to the shooting. Hayes told detectives he was standing in the front driveway of Azevedo’s residence when an argument ensued. During this argument Hayes said Azevedo shot him multiple times with an unknown type handgun. Hayes fled from Azevedo’s residence on foot and was transported to a local hospital by a family member for treatment. Azevedo fled the scene before deputies arrived.
 
Hayes is in serious condition at a local hospital and is being treated for multiple gunshot wounds. A no bail warrant has been issued for Azevedo’s  arrest for attempted homicide. The investigation is continuing and no further information will be released at this time. Anyone with information on the location of Azevedo is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (530)245-6540.

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DATE/TIME: April 12, 2013 / 1402
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Randall
CASE # 13-11100
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6142
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6135 
BY: Lieutenant Tom Campbell    

CRIME/INCIDENT: Officer Involved Shooting
VICTIM(S): Confidential  
 
SYNOPSIS:

On April 11th, 2013, at approximately 0200 hours, an officer employed with the Redding Police Department was involved in a shooting after contacting two bicyclists in the area of Mistletoe Lane and Hilltop Drive.  Both bicyclist had warrants for their arrest; at which time, the officer attempted to take 35 year old Robert Barron of Redding, California into custody.  A struggled ensured and the officer ultimately shot Barron one time in the chest.  Barron was ultimately taken into custody, transported to a nearby hospital where he remains in serious condition. 

The second bicyclist was identified as 26 year old Alexander Restuchi of Redding, California.  Restuchi was in the company of Barron as both were contacted by the officer involved in this incident.  Restuchi remained on scene and was cooperative with responding officers of the Redding Police Department and was cooperative with the post officer involved shooting investigation.  Restuchi was cited and released on his outstanding arrest warrant during this investigative process.

This matter is still under investigation per the Shasta County Officer Involved Shooting Protocol.

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DATE/TIME: 4/11/2013   
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt Jason Barnhart 
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700  
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY:  Sgt Jason Barnhart  

CRIME/INCIDENT: AB109 Compliance / S.A.G.E. (Shasta Anti Gang Enforcement)
LOCATION: Cottonwood / Happy Valley / Anderson 
SUSPECTS(S):
 Castaldi, Tyrone - 9/30/64 - (AB109)
 Horn, Derrick - 3/4/86 - (Parole / Probation)
 Sparhawk, Tommy - 10/1/63 (AB109)
 Bays, Charles - 10/14/88 - (Probation)
 Davis, Cody - 2/23/92 - (Probation)
 Hollister, Blake - 5/9/94
 Johnson, David - 9/28/94
 Male Juvenile - 17yrs.
      

SYNOPSIS:

On Thursday 4/11/2013, deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Shasta County Probation Department and Officers from the Redding Police Department conducted an operation focusing on people who are currently on probation or Post Release Community Supervision (AB109). Additional checks were made on known or suspected gang members or subjects with outstanding warrants for their arrest. During the course of the operation, 22 subjects were contacted including 3 documented gang members. The contacts resulted in 8 arrests.

Deputies went to an address on Emmett Ln in Happy Valley to contact Tyrone Castaldi, who is currently on Post Release Community Supervision (AB109).  During the compliance check a loaded semi-automatic pistol was found along with additional loaded magazines and ammunition which were found inside Castaldi’s residence. Castaldi was arrested for felon in possession of a firearm along with additional charges. 

While conducting patrols in Cottonwood deputies attempted to stop a vehicle for vehicle code violations. One of the deputies recognized the driver as Derrick Horn who had several outstanding felony warrants for his arrest to include parole violation. Horn failed to yield and a short vehicle pursuit ensued westbound on First Street. Horn slowed the vehicle, then he and another unidentified male passenger, jumped from the moving vehicle on First Street near Shirley Street then fled on foot. A search of the area was conducted with the assistance of the CHP helicopter but the subjects were not found. While still at the scene several citizens called 911 to report a subject matching Horn’s description running through backyards and directed officers to his location. Horn was found hiding in bushes off Frances Street and taken into custody without further incident. The vehicle was determined to be recently stolen from the Shasta County area. The second suspect who fled was never found. 

Horn was arrested on several felony charges and the outstanding warrants.

Deputies and officer would like to thank the local citizens because without their help Horn most likely would not have been found.

Several other arrests were made in the Cottonwood and Anderson areas. Charges regarding these arrest included outstanding warrants, drug and weapons charges.

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DATE/TIME: April 11, 2013 0815 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Sergeant Steve Grashoff 
CASE # 13-11100
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6172
ALTERNATE PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6135 
BY: Sergeant Steve Grashoff  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Officer Involved Shooting  
LOCATION: 800 Block of Mistletoe Lane, Redding, Ca  
VICTIM(S): Redding Police Department Officer (The officer’s name will be released on a later date by the Redding Police Department)  
SUSPECT(S): Barron, Robert Gaylord JR IMA DOB 08/04/77   

SYNOPSIS:

On April 11, 2013 at approximately 0200 hours, a uniformed officer with the Redding Police Department contacted two subjects riding bicycles in the 800 block of Mistletoe Lane. During the officer’s investigation SHASCOM advised the officer that Robert Barron and the other subject with Barron (name being withheld at this time due to on-going investigation) had warrants for their arrests. The officer began to take Robert Barron into custody when he (Barron) became violent and attacked the officer. A violent struggle ensued to the point that the officer discharged his firearm striking Barron in the chest. After Robert Barron was shot, he continued to struggle with the officer and fled on foot. After a brief foot pursuit, Barron was taken into custody by the officer. Medical responded and rendered aid to Barron. Robert Barron was transported to a local hospital with a gunshot wound to his chest area. His condition is serious. The other subject with Barron was uninjured and is currently being interviewed by detectives.

During this violent struggle the officer also received injuries and he too was transported to the hospital were he was treated and released. (His injuries will not be released at this time due to on-going investigation. However; they are non-life threatening).

After the Officer Involved Shooting, the Redding Police Department requested the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office take over the investigation per interagency protocol. This investigation is being conducted by the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit assisted by the Redding Police Department and the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office. 

This is an on-going investigation. No further information will be provided at this time.

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DATE/TIME: 04/03/2013 @ 1300 hours    
CONTACT OFFICER: Coroner Investigator Teri Veazey 
CASE #  C13-0310
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-5551 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER:530-245-6025
BY: Lt. Janet Breshears 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Unidentified Female Decedent
LOCATION: California Street, Redding Ca. 96001
VICTIM(S): WFA
SUSPECTS(S): N/A

SYNOPSIS:
On March 31, 2013, an unidentified female was found deceased in a boat at a residence on California Street in Redding Ca.  On April 1, 2013 a postmortem examination was conducted and staff was able to get a viable print from the decedent.   With the public’s assistance, the Coroner’s Office was able to positively identify the decedent through fingerprint comparison.

The Coroner’s Office would like to express their gratitude to the citizens who provided useful information that assisted the Coroner’s Office in the identification of the decedent.

The name of the decedent is pending next of kin notification.

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DATE/TIME: April 2, 2013 1500 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Lisa Orner  
CASE # 13-9993
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: Detective Orner- 530-245-6140
ALTERNATE PHONE NUMBER: Detective Sergeant Steve Grashoff- 530-245-6172  

BY: Sergeant Steve Grashoff  
CRIME/INCIDENT:
 273.5 PC- Domestic Violence
 245(a) (1) PC- Felony Assault with Firearm
 422 PC- Criminal Threats
 236 PC- False Imprisonment
 246.3(a) PC- Discharging Firearm in Grossly Negligent Manner       

LOCATION: 2400 Block of Quail Terrace Lane, Millville, Shasta County   
VICTIM(S): Confidential WFA 
SUSPECT(S): Weichers, Robert Stanford WMA DOB 04/08/1954    

SYNOPSIS:
On Monday, April 1st, 2013 at approximately 1600 hours, the Victim reported to Shasta County Deputies that her husband of 25 years pointed a loaded pistol at her, and told her he was going to kill her. Robert Weichers then pointed the gun to the floor near her and fired the gun. The Victim told deputies that Robert then pulled the trigger several more times while pointing the gun in her direction. The only round that was fired was the first one into the floor. During this assault the Victim related that Robert threw the handgun at her which struck her head and also punched her several times. She required no medical attention. The Victim was also held against her will as Robert locked her in their bedroom together. She was later able to flee the residence to safety.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit aided Deputies in this investigation and learned that this incident occurred on Monday, March 25th, 2013 at approximately 2300 hours. The entire verbal and physical assault lasted approximately 5 hours. On today’s date detectives tried to interview Robert Weichers. He became uncooperative in the investigation. Robert was arrested for the above listed charges and is currently being booked into the Shasta County Jail.

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March 2013

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DATE/TIME: 3-28-2013
CASE #13-9339
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt Clegg #170   
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6095 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sgt Clegg  Search and Rescue Coordinator    

CRIME/INCIDENT: Search and Rescue/ Missing Person
LOCATION: Packers Bay Road, Redding Ca. 
MISSING PERSON: McIntosh, Max  
 
SYNOPSIS:                  

On 3-27-2013, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Medford Police Department for assistance in a missing person case they are currently working on.  MP- Max McIntosh was missing from the city of Medford and it was discovered during the investigation that McIntosh’s vehicle was towed from the area of Packer’s Bay Road on the 24th of March.  A search of the area was conducted by CHP Air Operations at the time the vehicle was towed due to the suspicious circumstances. No one or nothing suspicious was located in the area of the vehicle.  At the time the vehicle was towed, McIntosh had not yet been reported as a missing person.

On the afternoon of the 27th an initial search was completed of the trail system of the Water Gulch Trail system with negative results.  A more extensive search was planned for the morning of the 28th.  At approximately 0800 hours on the 28th, six teams of searchers along with “Maverick,” a search and rescue K-9 unit, searched with great detail the area of the trail system and the surrounding areas.  A Shasta County Sheriff’s Office patrol boat was also dispatched to search the shoreline along the water’s edge of Packer’s Bay and Water Gulch Cove.  As of 1800 hours, with no sign of the missing subject, the search was suspended pending any investigative leads or evidence leading to the missing person. 

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office along with the Medford Police Department are still working on the case together and are looking for any information regarding McIntosh’s disappearance.  If anyone has any information regarding this case, please call the Sheriff’s Office or the Medford Police Department.

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DATE/TIME: 03-28-2013 / 0900 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Mark Haslam
CASE # 13-1073
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6141
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Detective Mark Haslam 
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: update on Abernathy Lane armed robbery which occurred on 1-11-13 in Shasta County, CA.
LOCATION: 10413 Abernathy Lane  Redding, CA

SUSPECTS(S):
  S-1   Anthony Stefon Starks - 23 yrs old – In Custody
  S-2  Steven Michael Stanwood – 19 years old – In Custody
  S-3  Ruthie Mariaelena Toro – 18 years old –pending arrest
  S-4  La Darien Jermaine James – 22 years old - pending arrest
  S-5  Eric Anthony Turk – 20 years old - pending arrest
  S-6  Maria Guadalupe Toro – 23 years old - pending arrest
 
SYNOPSIS:

The victim reported a male and female suspect entered his garage and created a ruse that they were there to buy marijuana for a collective.  While sampling the marijuana, three black males entered the garage and stole the victim’s marijuana and personal items at gunpoint.  As the five suspects left the garage gunfire was exchanged between the victim and the suspects.  The suspects fled in two vehicles.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit began an investigation and during the initial stages they found a cell phone left at the scene by the suspects as well as a vehicle which upon fleeing got high centered.  Detectives were able to locate phone numbers and text messages on the found cell phone which led them to identifying additional suspects.  The vehicle was registered to Anthony Starks out of Sacramento.

From those text messages detectives found a text stating “meet us at the OP market and lets rock.”  With the assistance of the Sacramento Police Dept Detectives, Shasta County Sheriff’s Detectives were able to secure video surveillance footage depicting the suspects fueling their vehicles before driving from Sacramento to Redding to commit the robbery.

Detectives also learned later that Stark’s girlfriend reported his car as stolen to the Sacramento Police soon after the robbery. The girlfriend was not at the victim’s residence at the time of the robbery.

In late January Shasta County Sheriff’s Detectives traveled to Sacramento to locate Starks and his girlfriend.  After two days of searching, Sheriff’s & Sacramento PD Detectives contacted Starks.  During the interview, Starks admitted to his involvement in the robbery.

In the first part of February Shasta County Sheriff’s Detectives were able to identify Ruthie Toro as a suspect.  Detectives traveled to Sacramento to look for Toro but were unable to locate her due to family members not being cooperative.  Later Detectives found a twitter.com profile for Toro and sent her a message stating she needed to call detectives and to stop running from law enforcement.  Within two hours, Toro removed her Twitter profile.

In mid February Shasta County Sheriff’s Detectives were able to identify Steven Stanwood as another suspect in the armed robbery.  With the assistance of the Fairfield Police Dept, Stanwood was arrested at a residence in Fairfield.  During an Interview Stanwood admitted to his involvement in the robbery.

In late February Shasta County Sheriff’s Detectives were able to identify La Darien James of Fairfield as another suspect.  James’s picture was associated with Toro on her Twitter.com profile and other evidence revealed James as a suspect.  James and Toro are still at large with outstanding warrants and are believed to be together.   They are considered to be armed and dangerous.

In mid March Shasta County Sheriff’s Detectives were able to identify an additional suspect, Eric Turk of Vacaville.  Detectives learned of Turks involvement after reviewing James’s Facebook profile and seeing a picture of Turk which resembled one of the suspects in the surveillance footage at the Oak Park Market in Sacramento.  Additional evidence revealed Turk’s involvement in the robbery.

Through an extensive investigation, eleven search warrants, hundreds of hours of investigation and with the assistance of The Sacramento Police Department, Fairfield Police Dept and Vacaville Police Dept, Shasta County Sheriff’s Detectives have identified all the suspects involved in this case;

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the publics help.  Shasta County Secret Witness is offering a reward up to $3000.00 for the location and arrest of these wanted subjects.  Persons can contact Detective Mark Haslam at 530-245-6141 or mhaslam@co.shasta.ca.us  or Secret Witness at; http://www.scsecretwitness.com/  or you can call 530-243-2319, callers remain anonymous.

These subjects are considered armed and dangerous.

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DATE/TIME: 03/27/13  2:29 A.M.  
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Gonzalez #127
CASE # 13-9323
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
ALTERNATE PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3708 
BY:  Sergeant Gonzalez #127

CRIME/INCIDENT: Vehicle theft, Possession of a stolen car and failing to yield             
LOCATION: Pursuit started in Cottonwood and ended in Anderson.     
VICTIM(S): State of California, William Allen (Stolen car owner)
SUSPECT(S): 16 year old juvenile     

SYNOPSIS:

On Wednesday March 27, 2013, at 2:29 A.M., Deputy South was patrolling Cottonwood when he attempted to pull over a white Nissan sedan for a traffic violation.  The driver failed to stop and a pursuit ensued.  Deputy South followed the car north on Balls Ferry Road into Anderson with speeds reaching 100+ miles per hour. 

The driver drove south onto Shady Lane, which is a dead end street.  The driver drove west off Shady Lane into a field.  The driver went several hundred feet across the field until he eventually crashed into a creek bed.  The driver fled from the car leaving the two passengers inside.  The passengers were detained, and with the assistance of the California Highway Patrol helicopter, officers from the California Highway Patrol, and Anderson Police Department, a perimeter was set and a search conducted for the suspect. 

The suspect was later found hiding in a truck at a nearby residence.  The suspect was taken into custody without incident.  The suspect was found to be a 16 year old male with an outstanding arrest warrant.  The car was later found to have been recently stolen.  The owner of the car was contacted and the car towed.  One of the passengers in the car was found to have an outstanding arrest warrant and was taken to the Shasta County Jail.  The other passenger was released on scene.

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DATE/TIME: 03/26/13 1030 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Sergeant Steve Grashoff / Detective Logan Stonehouse
CASE # 13-9139
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: Sergeant Grashoff  (530) 245-6172
ALTERNATE  PHONE NUMBER: Detective Stonehouse (530) 245-6026 
BY: Sergeant Steve Grashoff  

CRIME/INCIDENT: 664/187 PC- Attempt Murder  
LOCATION: Remi Vista Group Home, Palo Cedro, Shasta County    
VICTIM(S): Group Home Employee (name not released at this time due to on-going investigation)
SUSPECT(S): HMJ- 14 years old    

SYNOPSIS:

On Monday, 03/25/13 at approximately 1948 hours, SHASCOM received a 911 from the above listed location regarding a stabbing victim. Deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office responded and located an employee who had been stabbed by the HMJ. The employee was treated and released from a local Hospital for his wounds and has since been released. The wounds are non-life threatening.

Deputies on scene investigated the case which resulted in the HMJ’s arrest. He was booked into Juvenile Hall last night.

On Tuesday, March 26, 2013, deputies requested that our Major Crimes Unit aid them in further investigation in regards to this case. The suspect in this case was interviewed by detectives. The suspect admitted that he wanted to kill the employee and admitted to a gang affiliation.

Update on 03/27/13:

The victim in this case has been identified as Richard Allen. He is an employee of Remi Vista Group Home. His injuries were a slice wound to his left arm that had nicked the artery, a slice wound to his stomach area and back area. (The weapon was a pocket knife.) They are non-life threatening and he is recovering from this violent attack. This case will be submitted to the Deputy District Attorney’s Office today. For further information contact Detective Logan Stonehouse at the above listed phone number.

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DATE/TIME: 03/21/13 at 4:30 PM
CASE # 13-7224
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Quentin Johnston    
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6540
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6025 
BY:   Sergeant Quentin Johnston    

CRIME/INCIDENT: 496(a) PC-Possession of Stolen Property, 3056-Parole Violation
LOCATION: 28094 Ritter Rd., Fall River Mills 
VICTIM(S): State of California, Enrique Zuniga 
SUSPECTS(S): Joshua Alton Wortman, 31 Years Old

SYNOPSIS:

On the above date and time, deputies were following-up on a incident where a stolen trailer and two firearms were located at Joshua Wortman’s residence on Sunday, 03/17/13, during a parole search. Deputies had received information on 03/17/13, that a stolen utility box trailer was on Wortman’s property. Deputies confirmed Wortman was on California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Parole. During the search along with the stolen trailer, several other items were located that were stolen during the burglary in which the trailer was stolen. A handgun and a rifle were also located in Wortman’s residence along with narcotics paraphernalia. Wortman was not located during the initial search.

When deputies arrived on 03/21/13, a search of Wortman’s residence was conducted and he was subsequently found hiding in a closet. Wortman was taken into custody without incident. Wortman was transported to the Shasta County Jail where he was booked on a parole violation, possession of a stolen trailer, possession of stolen property, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and being a felon in possession of ammunition. Wortman has an extensive criminal history in Shasta County.

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DATE/TIME: 03/19/13, 1701 hours
CASE # 13-8485
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Brian Jackson ID#150                               
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY: Sergeant Brian Jackson ID# 150

CRIME/INCIDENT: 2800.2 CVC: Evading Officer Wilful Disregard for Safety
  529 PC, False Personation
  11350(a) HS: Possession Narcotics
  11364 HS: Possession Control Substance Paraphernalia
  11550 HS:  Under the Influence Controlled Substance
  Six additional warrants for Failure to Appear

LOCATION: Hwy 273/Clear Creek Road, Redding CA
VICTIM(S): State of CA
 
SUSPECTS(S):
  Lawrence, Brandon Marshall, DOB: 03/29/85, 27 years old,   WMA
  Zachary, Brittany Kathleen, DOB: 10/23/87, 25 years old, WFA

SYNOPSIS:

On Tuesday, 03/19/13 at approximately 1701 hours, deputies with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office received information that Brandon Lawrence was recycling at North State Recycling.  The Sheriff’s Office has been actively looking for Lawrence due to his outstanding warrants, and being a suspect in theft related crimes, which involved the theft of scrap and precious metals in the county. 

Deputies responded to the area of North State Recycling to locate Lawrence who was reportedly driving a maroon Toyota Four-Runner.  Responding deputies were familiar with Lawrence and the Toyota due to prior contacts and the reported thefts.  At approximately 1708 hours, The Toyota left North State Recycling and began traveling northbound on Highway 273.  Deputies located the Toyota, identified Lawrence as the driver and attempted to stop the vehicle at Highway 273 and Clear Creek Road, Redding.  There was also a passenger in the vehicle known to be Lawrence’s girlfriend, later identified as Brittany Zachary. 

The Toyota failed to yield and fled northbound on Highway 273.  The Toyota, driven by Lawrence, passed motorist on the right shoulder and failed to stop for the stop light at Highway 273 and Westwood Ave.  As the Toyota came to the stop light at Highway 273 and Bonnyview, it began to make the right turn onto eastbound Bonnyview Road.  The Toyota made the turn against the red light and was traveling too fast to safely negotiate the turn causing the Toyota to slide across the railroad tracks into the westbound lane of Bonnyview Road.  The Toyota regained control and began to travel eastbound in the westbound lane of Bonnyview Road.  The Toyota continued approximately fifty yards and then drove over the north sidewalk of Bonnyview Road into the Redding Oil fuel station located near the intersection.  The Toyota subsequently was lost sight of by deputies due to traffic but was last seen traveling northbound on Eastside Road from the Redding Oil fuel station. 

A short time later the Toyota was found unoccupied at the end of Heryford Lane just north of Charter Communication.  A perimeter was established in the area with the assistance of officers from the Redding Police Department and California Highway Patrol Air Operations.  Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputy Gerry Maul, and his K-9 Partner “Larus”, assisted and began to track for the suspects from the Toyota.  After approximately 30 minutes and an extensive ground search traveling through thick blackberry patches and brush “Larus” led deputies and officers to a cargo container located at the end of Bennett Lane off of Reno Lane, Redding.  Inside the container, Lawrence and Zachary were located and arrested without incident.  Lawrence was booked into the Shasta County Jail for 2800.2 CVC, Evading with Wilful Disregard and seven warrants.  Zachary who originally provided a false name to deputies was booked for 148 PC, Obstruction of a Peace Officer.  Zachary was also booked later on several outstanding warrants at the jail once her identification was verified.

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DATE/TIME: 03/16/13 1630 hours 
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Sergeant Steve Grashoff/ Detective Dave Eoff
CASE # 13-8072
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: Sergeant Grashoff 530-245-6172
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: Detective Eoff 530-245-6425 
BY: Sergeant Grashoff 

CRIME/INCIDENT: 211 PC- Armed Robbery   
LOCATION: 1666 Cascade Blvd. Valero Mini Mart   
VICTIM(S): Valero Mini Mart Store Clerk (name withheld at this time)  
SUSPECT(S): Rice, Erik Brunstrom WMA DOB 03/28/82   

SYNOPSIS:

On Friday March 15, 2013 at 2300 hours, deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported armed robbery at the Valero Mini Mart in the City of Shasta Lake. Deputies arrived quickly and were advised by the clerk that an unknown male subject had robbed him at gun point. Deputies along with the aid of the California Highway Patrol checked the area for the suspect, but were unable to locate him.

At approximately 0700 hours on today’s date, Major Crime Detectives were advised of the case and began their investigation. With the help from City of Shasta Lake Deputies, the suspect was identified as Erik Rice. Rice was released from prison under AB 109.

Members of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team aided detectives in the service of a search warrant and arrest warrant for Rice at his residence, 5137 Front St in the City of Shasta Lake. He was arrested without incident.

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DATE/TIME: 03/15/2013 – 2300 hrs.
CONTACT OFFICER: Deputy Tom Moon #125  
CASE # 13-8072
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-3708  
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6025  
BY:  Deputy Tom Moon    

CRIME/INCIDENT: 211 PC (Robbery) 
LOCATION: 1666 Cascade Blvd. (Valero Mini Mart)  
VICTIM(S):  
SUSPECTS(S): Unknown WMA 600/180lbs, green eyes, wearing a black hooded jacket, black jeans, black shoes, and blue gloves, armed with a full size chrome semi-automatic pistol.

SYNOPSIS:

On Friday, 03/15/2013 at approximately 2300 hours deputies with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Valero Mini Mart (1666 Cascade Boulevard) in the City of Shasta Lake. Deputies arrived at the location within three minutes of the call being dispatched. They were advised by the clerk that an unknown white male adult wearing a mask and all dark clothing had robbed him at gunpoint.  The clerk told deputies that an unknown amount of cash and a carton of cigarettes were taken.  The clerk further reported that he had last seen the suspect running westbound from the store.

Deputies, along with officers from the California Highway Patrol checked the area for the suspect, but were unable to locate him. Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office.

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DATE/TIME: 03/15/13 at 6:57PM
CASE #: 13-8046
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective John Meeker   
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6540
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6025
BY: Sergeant Quentin Johnston 

CRIME/INCIDENT: 245(a)(1)PC-Assault with a Deadly Weapon 
LOCATION: 20221 Tamarack Ave., Burney  
VICTIM(S): Montgomery, Hattie - DOB: 10/21/75   
SUSPECTS(S): Gensaw, Victoria - DOB: 04/22/77

SYNOPSIS:

On listed date and time, deputies from the Burney Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to the Pit River Casino for a stabbing victim. Upon arrival deputies contacted Hattie Montgomery who was found to have moderate stab wounds to her body. Montgomery was airlifted to a Redding area hospital for treatment.

Montgomery identified the suspect as Victoria Gensaw. Gensaw was contacted and subsequently arrested for the assault. The investigation is ongoing.

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DATE/TIME: 03/15/2013 @ 1445 
CONTACT OFFICER: Deputy Coroner Billy Cobb
CASE # C13-0132
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-5551
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY: Mo Hern 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Unidentified deceased male
LOCATION: Big Bend Hot Springs, Big Bend, Ca

Synopsis:

On 3/13/2013 at 1729 Hrs. Shasta County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a deceased subject near Big Bend Hot Springs.  The subject was described as a white male adult, 6’3” approximately 200 lbs.

Postmortem  examination was completed today pending toxicology.  We have identified the male as Joshua Ryan Friend.  Age 28.
 

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DATE/TIME: 03/14/2013 at 1600 Hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Deputy Coroner Billy Cobb #132
CASE # 13-7793
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6540
BY: Deputy Coroner, Billy Cobb #132

CRIME/INCIDENT: Unidentified Deceased Male
LOCATION: Big Bend Hot Springs, Big Bend, CA 
                        
SYNOPSIS:
 
On 03/13/2013 at 1729 hours the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a deceased subject near Big Bend Hot Springs.  The subject is described as a white male adult, 6’3” approximately 200 lbs., tattoo on right hand and right upper arm. 

Post examination will be conducted 03/15/2013, Friday.  The Shasta County Coroner’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance to help identify this subject.  If you have any information please contact the above listed telephone numbers.

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DATE/TIME: March 13th, 2013
CONTACT OFFICER: Forrest Bartell, Captain
CASE # N/A
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6080
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY: Forrest Bartell, Captain, City of Shasta Lake

SYNOPSIS:
On Friday March 15th 2013, Sheriff Tom Bosenko and the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office will be graduating two new K-9 teams from Vigilant Canine Services International, to be placed into service in Shasta County.  Veteran Deputies Thomas Fleming and Tim Estes will be graduating with their K-9 partners this Friday afternoon as they complete final POST (Peace Officers Standards and Training) certification.

Deputy Fleming and his 16-month-old German Sheppard Thor will be assigned to the City of Shasta Lake upon completion of the POST course.  Deputy Fleming and Thor will be replacing the K-9 team of Garret Baldwin and Hondo, who will be stationed at Patrol Operations.

Deputy Tim Estes and 2-year-old German Sheppard Kash, will be assigned to the Burney station, serving the Intermountain area.  K-9 Kash is a coal black German Sheppard from the Republic of Slovakia. Both Kash and Thor are cross trained, not only to protect their handlers, but to track suspects and locate hidden narcotics. The K-9 teams are greatly appreciated everywhere and an essential asset in the remote locations in Eastern Shasta County.

One of the new teams will be replacing retiring K-9 “Maximus” or “Max”, who has lived up to every inch of his name. Sergeant Pat Kropholler and Max have been one of the most successful K-9 teams in Shasta County History.

Deputy Kropholler and Max began service together as a K-9 team on February of 2002 from the Patrol Operations Station in South County. In late April, Deputy Kropholler and Max were re-assigned to the City of Shasta Lake. Max was born in Czechoslovakia and shipped to Mar-Ken Kennels in Santa Cruz before being selected as a compatible partner for his handler, Pat Kropholler.

Max has performed over 997 infield controlled substances sniffs resulting in the following seizures:

Methamphetamine: 263.72 pounds
Cocaine: 660.5 pounds
Marijuana: 1559.11 pounds
Hashish: 9 pounds
Heroin: 44.11 pounds
MDMA: 167.5 pounds
Over 8.7 million in US Currency

Max has assisted in the arrests of over 865 individuals with numerous physical apprehensions. In August of 2005, he was stabbed 6 times in the head during the arrest of an individual wanted for Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Attempted Murder. After being wounded, he still apprehended the individual who had been actively trying to flee the location.

Max is the only K-9 in the history of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office to receive a Purple Heart for his injuries sustained in the line of duty. In 2006, Max was selected from the top dogs in the nation to receive an Honorable Mention as the Law Enforcement Dog of the Year from the American Kennel Club.

Max was purchased in 2002 by “Friends of Shasta County K-9” a non-profit organization for the procurement of funds to assist in the purchasing and replacement of Sheriff K-9’s.  All Sheriff K-9’s since the late 1980s have been purchased through Friends of Shasta County K-9’s with the generous donations from the community and the purchasing and selling of K-9 wear. The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office has received over $80,000.00 in support from a private “anonymous” donor. The generous donations and support from this “anonymous donor” have kept the six present K-9’s and the four retired K-9s in service.  The same “anonymous donor” has also contributed to the Redding Police K-9 program.

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DATE/TIME: March 10, 2013 at 3:11 A.M.
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Gonzalez #127
CASE # 13-7405
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
ALTERNATE PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3708 
BY: Sergeant Gonzalez #127

CRIME/INCIDENT: 211 PC Robbery        
LOCATION: Valero gas station at 1666 Cascade Blvd in the City of Shasta Lake   
VICTIM(S): Valero gas station
SUSPECT(S):  White male adult approximately 20-25 years old, 6’ tall, 180 lbs, wearing a black hoodie type jacket.     

SYNOPSIS:

On Sunday, March 10th, 2013, at approximately 0311 hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a robbery at the Valero gas station in the City of Shasta Lake.

The store clerk reported that a white male adult wearing a bandana around his face walked in the store and brandished a handgun.  The male then ordered the store clerk to give him the money from the cash register.  The store clerk complied and the suspect fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash. 

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the case.  Anyone with information pertaining to this case is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 245-6025.

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DATE/TIME: 3/7/2013   
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt Jason Barnhart 
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700  
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sgt Jason Barnhart  

CRIME/INCIDENT: AB109 Compliance / S.A.G.E. (Shasta Anti Gang Enforcement)
LOCATION: City of Redding, Shasta County 
SUSPECTS(S):
 Hutchins, Aaron Joseph Jr, DOB: 12/22/1959
 Willims, Craig Aaron, DOB: 1/9/1968
 Steele, Alicia Marie, DOB: 10/4/1990
 McBryde, Mark Allen, DOB: 10/24/1967
 Rentfro, Devon Lee, DOB: 4/16/1974
 Chipley, Casey Kristoffer, DOB: 6/18/1978
 Maher, Erika Dawn, DOB: 5/27/1976
 Kikuchi, Tiffany Nicole, DOB: 1/21/1988
 Puchinelli, Rachael Ann, DOB: 11/7/1979
 McDaniel, Charles Christopher, DOB: 11/4/1972
 Cull, Michael Joseph, DOB: 12/14/1963

SYNOPSIS:

On Wednesday 3/7/2013, deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, along with officers from the Redding Police Department, conducted an operation focusing on people who are currently on probation or Post Release Community Supervision (AB109). Additional checks were made on known or suspected gang members or subjects that had outstanding warrants for failing to appear in court for sentencing. During the course of the operation, 37 subjects were contacted resulting in 11 arrests.

Deputies responded to 20380 Gibson Court in Redding to serve two felony warrants on Devon Rentfro who was also on felony probation out of Shasta County. During the initial contact occupants inside the residence refused to comply with orders to come outside. Deputies subsequently made entry into the residence and located Alicia Steele, age 22 of Redding, who had a total of six outstanding warrants for her arrest. Mark McBryde, age 45 of Redding, was also located, he had three outstanding felony warrants for his arrest. During the investigation deputies heard noises and found indicators that Rentfro was hiding in the attic of the residence. Deputies attempted numerous verbal commands for Rentfro to comply with negative results. Deputy Maul deployed his K-9 “Larus” into the attic and successfully apprehended Rentfro. Rentfro was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and released, then booked into the Shasta County Jail. 

During the operation Redding Police officers contacted Aaron Hutchins, age 53 of Redding, who is on Post Release Community Supervision (AB109).  He was arrested for probation violations. Officers also contacted Casey Chipley, age 34, Erika Maher, age 36, Tiffany Kikuchi, age 25, and Rachael Puchinelli, age 33, all of Redding who were subsequently arrested for outstanding warrants for miscellaneous charges.

Redding Police officers also contacted Charles McDaniel, age 40, Michael Cull, age 49 and Craig Williams, age 45, all of Redding, who were arrested for miscellaneous drug charges.

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DATE/TIME: 3-5-2013 at 1845 hrs 
CONTACT OFFICER: Captain Forrest Bartell, City of Shasta Lake
CASE # 13-6847/13-6858
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 245-6080 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 245-6025 
BY: Captain Forrest Bartell, City of Shasta Lake 
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: 459 P.C. Burglary /Commercial; 496 P.C. Possession of Stolen Property
SUSPECT: McRorie, Robert Vernon WMA, 54 years from City of Shasta Lake
LOCATION: Safari RV, 3145 Twin View Blvd. City of Shasta Lake
 
SYNOPSIS:

On March 5th, at 0031 hours, Deputy Mike Tumelson was dispatched to Safari RV on Twin View Blvd. for a report of an active alarm.  Safari RV, along with several other businesses in the area have been plagued with thefts from their business yards and requested assistance from the City of Shasta Lake code enforcement and the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, in removing a transient camp in the area.  Deputy Tumelson met with owners of the Safari RV and found where subjects had entered the gated yard through a hole cut in the fence from a previous burglary, and piled up stolen property from the Safari RV yard.  Review of a security tape showed a WMA wearing a plaid shirt leaving through the fence at the south side of the Safari RV property.  The owner of the property chose to leave the items where he found them, in hopes the burglar would return to retrieve the items and be caught by the surveillance camera.

At 0621 hours, the alarm at Safari RV reactivated and Deputy Tumelson was able to respond quickly and apprehend Robert McRorie in the adjacent lot in possession of the stolen property from Safari RV. Security tape showed McRorie re-entering the Safari RV yard wearing the same plaid shirt from the first alarm to retrieve the stolen items.  A search of the transient property revealed additional stolen items.

City of Shasta Lake code enforcement staff met with land owners of 3153 Twin View Blvd. last week during an abatement hearing, in attempts to get the landowner to clean up the property and have the tenant, Robert McRorie, remove his property and trash. McRorie and the land owner had been given four weeks to clean the property before City abatement would step in and clean the lot. Business owners from Safari RV, Diamond Core Drilling and Cousin Gary RV’s attended the hearing to voice their concern with the thefts from their lots, and the blight of the adjacent property where McRorie was staying.  Business owners reported seeing people coming and going at all hours of the night from the 3153 Twin View Blvd. address where McRorie was storing his property.  The Twin View businesses where pleased the City had stepped in to clean the property and relieve the area of the criminal element.

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DATE/TIME:  March 5, 2013 
CONTACT PHONE NUMBER:  530-245-6025   
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER:  530-245-6000
INCIDENT:  Shasta County Sheriff’s Office New Front-Counter Customer Service Policy

As many of you are aware, there is currently a long wait at the Sheriff’s Office Records Unit for services we provide to the community such as Concealed Weapon Permits (CCW), Fingerprints (LiveScans) and other related needs. In order to alleviate the exhausting wait times, the Sheriff’s Office is implementing a new front-counter customer service policy.

Effective March 11, 2013, the following changes will apply:

All new applicants and current permit holders will be required to make an appointment with the Sheriff’s Office; we will not accept any “Walk-Ins”

Appointments will be scheduled on Monday and Tuesday only from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

CCW Applications must be dropped off or mailed to the Sheriff’s Office, 2 weeks prior to scheduled appointment. CCW Renewal forms must be submitted to the Sheriff’s Office, 1 week prior to scheduled appointment. Applications and Renewal forms are available on our website: www.co.shasta.ca.us/sheriff or in the Sheriff’s Office lobby located at 1525 Court Street Redding, CA 96001.

To schedule an appointment, call the Sheriff’s Office at 530-245-6025

Coming Soon to the Sheriff’s Office website is our online CCW Appointment Calendar.
We expect to “go live” with the online appointment calendar by late Spring 2013. An updated Press Release with additional information will be distributed at that time.

Fingerprints, Registration and all other services will be provided on Wednesday and Thursday. At this time, no appointments for these services will be necessary, however may be subject to change in the future, depending on demand.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is committed to improving the quality of life in the community we serve. We appreciate the public’s patience with our new Front-Counter Customer Service policy changes set forth.

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February 2013

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DATE/TIME: 2/19/13  1500 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Mark Haslam
CASE # 13-1073
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6141
ALTERNATE PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6135
BY: Detective Mark Haslam
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: 211 P.C.  – Armed Robbery
LOCATION: 10413 North Abernathy Lane  Redding, CA
SUSPECTS(S):
  S-1  Anthony Stefon Starks BMA - 23 yrs old  In Custody
  S-2  Ruthie Mariaelena Toro  HFA- 20 yrs old
  S-3  Maria Guadalupe Toro   HFA- 23 yrs old
  S-4  Steven Michael Stanwood  BMA -19 yrs old
  S-5  Lamont Jarome James   BMA -28 yrs old In Custody
  S-6  Unidentified BMA, 20-25 yrs old

SYNOPSIS:

On 1-11-13 at approximately 2010 hours, Victim Jeff Williams called the Sheriff’s Office to report an armed robbery at his residence in Shasta County, CA.  Victim Williams reported 5 suspects were responsible for the robbery of his medicinal marijuana.  After the robbery Jeff Williams confronted the suspects in his driveway where gunfire was exchanged between himself and the suspects.  During this time one of two suspect vehicles got stuck while trying to flee.  The suspects fled on foot from the vehicle and after an extensive search by deputies, they were not located. 

During the initial investigation, Shasta County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Detectives found indicia in the abandoned suspect vehicle with a female’s name, Maria Guadalupe Toro.  With this information, Detectives compiled a photo lineup and showed the victims.  Maria Toro was identified as one of the suspects.  Later Detectives compiled a second photo-lineup from the registered owner, Anthony Starks, of the abandoned suspect vehicle.  Starks was identified as one of the armed suspects.  Warrants were issued for both Maria Toro and Starks.

During the initial investigation Detectives found a cell phone which had been dropped at the scene by one of the suspects.  Detectives later examined the text messages and call history data on the cellular phone and found evidence which developed a lead and took them to the Sacramento area.  Detectives then requested the assistance of the Sacramento Police Department Detectives to do follow-up on the lead which was video surveillance footage depicting the suspects and their vehicles in Sacramento area just hours prior to the robbery in Redding.  Sheriff’s Detectives also learned that Maria Toro called the Sacramento Police Dept an hour and a half after the robbery to report Stark’s vehicle as stolen.

On 1-24-13, Anthony Starks was arrested in Sacramento on an outstanding warrant for the robbery in Redding.  He has since been transported to the Shasta County Jail awaiting court proceedings.   Starks was interviewed by Sheriff’s Detectives and he admitted to his involvement in the robbery.

The investigation has been ongoing from the beginning.  Cell phone information, social networks and evidence has helped in identifying the suspects. The Sacramento Police Dept, Vacaville Police Dept, Fairfield Police Dept and the Solano County Sheriff’s office are assisting the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation.

On 2-1-13, Ruthie Toro, out of Sacramento, was identified as a suspect in the robbery and a warrant has been issued for her arrest.  Toro’s whereabouts are unknown at this time, but she is believed to be in the Sacramento, Fairfield or Las Vegas areas.

On 2-12-13, Lamont James, out of Fairfield, CA and Steven Stanwood, out of Vacaville, CA. were identified as suspects and warrants have been issued for their arrest.  On 2-18-13, Stanwood was arrested by the Fairfield Police Dept on the outstanding warrant.  Lamont James whereabouts is unknown at this time.  He is believed to be in the Solano or Alameda County area and may be in the company of Ruthie Toro.

Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public's help on information leading to the location of the outstanding suspects. If anyone has any information, please contact the above listed numbers.  They are considered armed and dangerous.

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DATE/TIME: 02/19/13  2300 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Mark Haslam
CASE # 13-5417
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Detective Mark Haslam 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Suicide 
LOCATION: Shasta County Jail

SYNOPSIS: 

On 2-19-13 at approximately 2300 hours an inmate at the Shasta County Jail was found deceased inside his cell.  Redding Police Investigators and Shasta County Sheriff’s Detectives were called to the scene and conducted an investigation.  It appeared the inmate’s death was a result of a suicide.  The inmate had hung himself while inside his cell.  His name is being withheld pending notification of family.  No other information available at this time.

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DATE/TIME: 02-14-13 / 2020 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Michael Peery
CASE # 13-004847
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sergeant Michael Peery 
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm.  
LOCATION: 10000 Block of Beaver Road, Millville Ca.
SUSPECTS: Danny Eugene Gray, 44 years old of Millville.
VICTIMS: WMJ 16 years old (Name is being withheld due to age)

SYNOPSIS:

At approximately 2020 hours, Deputies responded to the 10000 block of Beaver Road for the report of a juvenile gun shot victim. When Deputies arrived at the residence they contacted the victim lying on the floor being treated by medical personnel. The victim was taken by ambulance to the hospital where emergency surgery was performed to remove the bullet. During the surgery, the bullet was located lodged in the juvenile’s spine and it was determined that different medical personnel would be needed to attempt to remove the bullet. While the juvenile was being treated by medical personnel, Deputies contacted the subject who called 911. Danny Gray, who made the call, said he was showing the juvenile victim how to handle and fire his Glock .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun. Gray said during one of the demonstrations he accidentally shot the juvenile in the abdomen. Gray said he believed the firearm was unloaded at the time of the shooting. The case is still being investigated by the Shasta County Sheriff’s Detective Division and will be forwarded to the Shasta County D.A.’s office when completed.

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DATE/TIME: 2-9-2013 1800 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Troy Clegg
CASE # 13-4287
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6095
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY: Sergeant Troy Clegg
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: Stranded off highway vehicle riders
LOCATION: French Gulch, Ca.
VICTIMS: Michael Seigle and George Hahn

SYNOPSIS:
On 2-9-2013, at approximately 1800 hours, George Hahn called the Sheriff's Office to report that he and his friend, Michael Seigle became stranded on Trinity Mountain Road while riding their recreational quads in the snow. Seigle and Hahn rode their quads north on Trinity Mountain Road towards the Trinity-Shasta County line.  At this section of the road, the road drops downhill and is shaded from the sun for most of the winter.  It usually has more snow and becomes icy depending on the conditions.  The two drove their quads down the hill and when they tried to turn around; their quads became stuck in the snow.

Hahn was able to walk the 10+ miles back to the town of French Gulch, but Seigle was unable to make the trip due to his health.  Seigle stayed with the quads and waited for Hahn to return with assistance.  Hahn found a phone in French Gulch and called the Sheriff’s Office for assistance. Shasta County Search and Rescue was notified and responded with their snow quads which are built with tracks instead of tires to ride over the snow.

Seigle was located just before midnight on the side of the road, he was cold but uninjured and no medical attention was needed. 

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public to plan ahead and be prepared when are traveling into the wilderness.  Make a plan and tell a family member where you are going and when you plan on returning. Wear the proper clothing for the conditions and take supplies with you regardless of the duration of the trip. Most people that become stranded or lost are on a “day hike or short trip”. You should always take food and water and some emergency equipment just in case.  Take an emergency blanket, like a Mylar blanket, flashlight, extra clothing, cell phone and take something to light a fire with.  All of these items will fit into a small backpack and will make a substantial difference in your survival if something were to go wrong.  Another safety tip is to check the weather conditions for the subsequent 48 hours before heading out.

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DATE/TIME: 02-08-2013 @ 0004
CONTACT OFFICER: Deputy Renfer
CASE # 13-4096
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 245-6096
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 245-6025 
BY: Sgt. John Greene  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Weapons Violations 
LOCATION: 1990 Hardenbrook Ave., City of Shasta Lake
VICTIM(S): Chelsea Wert 
SUSPECTS(S): Cody Geisman, DOB: 01-15-90 ; Krayton Lee Bodner, DOB: 04-11-80

SYNOPSIS:
On Friday, February 8, 2013, at 0004 hours, Deputy Renfer received a reported sighting of a stolen vehicle in the area of Hardenbrook Ave. and Willamette St. in the City of Shasta Lake. The victim, Chelsea Wert had reported her vehicle stolen to the Redding Police Department the previous week. Wert reportedly initiated her own investigation via Facebook.  She learned the vehicle had been spotted in the City of Shasta Lake area and conducted surveillance. Wert observed the rear portion of the vehicle being towed from 1990 Hardenbrook Ave. and summoned deputies. She initially followed the vehicle, but lost it in the area of Vallecito St. Deputies responded and located the vehicle. The vehicle had been “chopped” and discarded in a nearby wooded area. Deputies from the County Patrol Operations Division responded to the area and conducted surveillance on the suspect residence. Deputies Curtiss and Renfer authored a search warrant for the residence. Detectives with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Stolen vehicle Unit were notified and assisted in the service of that search warrant.

A suspect was located and identified as Cody Geisman. Upon interview, Geisman admitted to stealing the vehicle and dismantling it. The front portion of the chopped vehicle, and the engine, were located in different areas of the city and county.

During the search, several weapons were located in another vehicle on the property. Those weapons included a loaded “AK-47” assault rifle, a stolen .22 caliber rifle, and an antique firearm.

The investigation is ongoing and more arrests may follow. 

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DATE/TIME: February 3, 2013 1800 hours 
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Gonzalez #127
CASE # 13-3632
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
ALTERNATE PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3708 
BY: Sergeant Gonzalez #127

CRIME/INCIDENT:
 273 a (a) PC Child cruelty causing injury or death (Felony)
 245(a)(1) PC Assault with a deadly weapon (Felony)
 148(a)(1) PC Obstructing or delaying a peace officer (Misdemeanor)   
LOCATION: 20230 Sylvia Ln. Redding, Ca.   
VICTIM(S):
 (1) Three year old child
 (2) SCSO Deputy Peery #179 
SUSPECT(S): Dorman, Misty (DOB 2/9/81) 

SYNOPSIS:
On Sunday, February 03, 2013, at approximately 1330 hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a family disturbance occurring at 20230 Sylvia Ln.  While the deputies were en route they were advised that the suspect, Misty Dorman, was armed with a handgun and was threatening to kill her 3 year old son when law enforcement arrived.

Deputy Peery #179 was the first to arrive.  He saw Dorman seated on the front porch.  Dorman had her left arm wrapped around the child’s waist and in her right hand she held what appeared to be an ice pick to the child’s throat.  This item was later found to be a weed puller with a “V” blade tip. 

Deputy Peery along with Dorman’s ex-boyfriend ran up to the front porch.  The ex-boyfriend was able to pull the weed puller from Dorman’s hand.  Deputy Peery grabbed Dorman and a struggle ensued.  The ex-boyfriend grabbed the child while Deputy Peery fought with Dorman.  Once other deputies arrived they were able to take Dorman into custody.  Dorman was booked into the Shasta County Jail on the listed charges and the child was released to his father. No handguns were found at the location. 

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January 2013

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DATE/TIME: 01-31-2013 @ 1248 hours. 
CONTACT OFFICER: Deputy Padilla
CASE #: 13-3233
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 245-6096
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 245-6025
BY: Sgt. John Greene
  
CRIME/INCIDENT: Obstructing, warrant arrest, possession of methamphetamine, possession of concentrated cannabis (hash)
LOCATION: 4800 block, Main St., Shasta Lake, Ca.
VICTIM(S): State of California
SUSPECTS(S): John Robert Evans D.O.B.: 01-31-68

SYNOPSIS:
On 01-31-13, Thursday at 1248 hours, Deputies Padilla and Staup conducted an enforcement stop on John Evans for running a stop sign while on a bicycle. Evans was contacted and found to be in possession of marijuana without a Physicians recommendation.  As deputies interviewed Evans, he became argumentative and ran. After a short foot pursuit and physical confrontation, deputies were forced to utilize their impact weapons to take Evans into custody.

Upon searching Evans, incident to arrest, deputies located 1.5 ounces of methamphetamine with a street value of $3500.00, and 2 ounces of marijuana with a street value of $600.00. Evans was also wanted on four outstanding arrest warrants for probation violations. Evans was medically cleared at a local hospital and booked into the Shasta County Jail without further incident.

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DATE/TIME: January 30, 2013 1130 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Gene Randall
CASE # 12-19411
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6142
ALTERNATE PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6135 
BY: Detective Sergeant Steve Grashoff 

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  664/187PC- Attempt Murder
  207PC- Kidnapping
  664/211PC- Attempt Robbery
  182PC- Conspiracy to Commit a Felony      
LOCATION: T/A Truck Center, located off Knighton Road, Shasta County  
VICTIM(S): 
SUSPECT(S): Benjamin, Billy BMA DOB- 09/05/84   

SYNOPSIS:
On Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at approximately 1115 hours, members of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit arrested the 4th suspect in regards to the shooting and attempt robbery that occurred at the T/A Truck Center back on June 20th, 2012. Billy Benjamin was arrested at his place of employment without incident and transported to the Shasta County Jail for processing.

Darryl Jernigan, Jerome Bugarin and Deshawn Delovis Ronald Young-Dabney who had been arrested earlier in this investigation are still in-custody awaiting court proceedings.

Billy Benjamin was interviewed by Detective Gene Randall and admitted to his involvement in this case. Benjamin’s is in-custody with a no-bail warrant.

Further information can be obtained through Detective Randall at the above listed numbers.

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DATE/TIME: 01/25/2013
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Jason Barnhart
CASE # 13-2585
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Jason Barnhart  

CRIME/INCIDENT: 3455 PC/29800(a)(1)PC/30605 PC/30305(a)PC/11377 H&S/11370.1 H&S 
LOCATION: 500 Black Canyon Rd., City of Shasta Lake, Ca
SUSPECTS(S): Anderson, Donald Edward,  60 yrs.

SYNOPSIS:
On Friday 1/25/2013 deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff's Office, along with the Shasta County Probation Department, and officers from the Redding and Anderson Police Departments conducted an operation focusing on people who are currently on probation or Post Community Supervision (AB109). The operation was in the City of Shasta Lake, north Redding and unincorporated areas surrounding the cities.

During the operation deputies and officers contacted Donald Anderson at his residence located at 500 Black Canyon Rd. in the City of Shasta Lake. Anderson is currently on the Post Release Community Supervision stemming from a prior felony drug charge.

During an initial search, a loaded semi-automatic pistol was found under a seat cushion where Anderson was seated when deputies arrived. During the subsequent search, a total of fifteen firearms were located to include a sawed off shotgun, pistols, rifles, additional shotguns and an assault rifle with a high capacity magazine. Most of the firearms were fully loaded. A large cache of ammunition was also located. The search also revealed methamphetamine within the residence.

During the search, two suspicious devices were located that resembled pipe bombs. The Shasta County Bomb Squad responded and used an explosive charge to render the item safe.

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DATE/TIME: 1-25-2013 / 1715 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Detectives Mark Haslam / Craig Tippings
CASE # 13-1073
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6141
BY: Detective Mark Haslam 
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: 211 P.C. - Robbery 
LOCATION: North Abernathy Lane, Redding
VICTIMS: Jeffrey Williams, 61 yrs; Daniel Williams, 20 yrs
SUSPECTS(S):
  S-1  Anthony Stefon Starks, BMA. 7-26-1989
  S-2  Maria Guadalupe Toro, HFA, 8-25-1989
  S-3  Unknown
  S-4  Unknown
  S-5  Unknown
 
SYNOPSIS:
On 1-11-13 at approximately 2010 hrs, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence off Abernathy Lane on a reported armed robbery.  Upon arrival, deputies learned from the victims that five suspects entered their garage and at gunpoint robbed the victim and his son of their marijuana and personal items. 

Upon the suspects leaving their garage, Jeffrey Williams armed himself with a handgun and attempted to apprehend the suspects.  When Williams neared his driveway, the suspects fired shots and Williams then returned fire.  During the gunfire, one of two suspect vehicles got high-centered on a pile of debris while trying to flee and the other suspect vehicle fled the scene.  The suspects in the high-centered vehicle fled on foot.

Detectives began an investigation into identifying the suspects.  During the investigation, detectives learned that the suspect vehicle left at the scene was registered to an Anthony Starks out of Sacramento, CA.  Detectives also learned from their investigation that Starks’ girlfriend, Maria Toro, was involved in the robbery.   Detectives later requested the assistance from the Sacramento Police Dept in the investigation.  Arrest warrants were issued for Starks and Toro.

On 01-23-13 Sheriff’s detectives went to Sacramento and with the assistance of the Sacramento Police Department Investigators, they began looking for Toro and Starks.

On 1-24-13 at approximately 1700 hours, Sacramento Police investigators arrested Starks in Sacramento for the robbery warrant.  Sheriff’s Detectives interviewed Starks and Starks admitted to his involvement in the Robbery. 

Sheriff’s detectives and Sacramento PD investigators were unable to locate Toro or the three remaining suspects who are still at large.

The investigation is ongoing and due to the sensitivity of the investigation, more information will be provided at a later time.

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DATE/TIME: 01/19/2013 @ 2125 hours    
CONTACT OFFICER: Coroner Investigator Dustin Reynolds 
CASE # C13-0077
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-5551 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Fall Victim
LOCATION: The River Bluffs North of Highway 44 on the Sacramento River 
VICTIM(S): Juvenile, 16 year old male
SUSPECT(S): N/A

SYNOPSIS:
On 01/19/2013, Saturday, at 2125 hours, Redding Police Department along with Redding Fire Department responded to a fall victim at the Sacramento River Bluffs. The Incident occurred approximately ¼ mile north of the Highway 44 Bridge over the river. The decedent was identified as a juvenile so the name is being withheld at this time. Next-of-kin have been notified. The Shasta County Coroner’s Office as well as the Redding Police Department are investigating the incident. A post mortem exam should be completed 01/22/2013, Tuesday.

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DATE/TIME: 01/18/2013  2050 HRS  
CONTACT OFFICER: Reynolds #169
CASE # 13-1828
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Reynolds #169
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: Train vs. Pedestrian
LOCATION: One quarter mile south of South St., Anderson on railroad tracks

SYNOPSIS: 
On 1/18/2013, Friday, at approximately 2050 hours, A deceased male subject later identified as Paul Sullivan, 35 years old, of Anderson, was struck by a Union Pacific Train 1/4 mile south of South Street, in Anderson. The death is being investigated by the Shasta County Coroner's Office. A post mortem exam should be completed Tuesday. Next of kin has been notified.

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DATE/TIME: 1-18-2013, 1035 hours    
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Troy Clegg 
CASE # 12-41209
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6095 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sgt. Troy Clegg     

CRIME/INCIDENT: Missing Person(s)
LOCATION: Volta Powerhouse - Manton, CA, PG&E property
VICTIM(S): Eric Eide, age54  and Camille Kober, age52

SYNOPSIS:
On 1-18-2013, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office along with the Shasta County Search and Rescue Team continued their search of missing persons Eide and Kober.  The two subjects were reported missing in the area of Manton CA on the 24th of December.  The follow up was based on a piece of evidence which had been located in the area of the disappearance.
 
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) helicopter personnel, who had been briefed on the missing subjects, were directed to spend additional time during their normal air patrol to look in the area of the powerhouse for the missing subjects. The PG&E helicopter personnel reported seeing an orange piece of cloth or plastic in the dense foliage on the PG&E property.  The object was located by the Sheriff’s Office and it was believed to have belonged to the missing subjects.  A search was organized, and started early this morning.  A team of Searchers and Trackers were dispatched in the area where the new piece of evidence had been found. During the search, signs or marks along with other evidence was located that led the team to the decedents Eide and Kober.
 
No evidence of foul play or a possible crime was located or discovered at the scene. During the week of their disappearance, a large storm came through the North State with heavy rain and snow. Due to the tracks and evidence located in the area, it appears Eide and Kober became disoriented when darkness fell and the temperatures began to drop.  The cause of death is unknown at this time.

California Highway Patrol (CHP) Air Operations assisted with the recovery of both subjects due to the dense brush in the area of discovery. The case will be sent to the Coroner’s Office for review. The Sheriff’s Office, PG&E and the CHP would like to extend their condolences to the friends and family of Eric Eide and Camille Kober

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DATE: 1/18/13
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Sergeant Steve Grashoff / Detective Dave Eoff
CASE # 12-41797
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: Sergeant Steve Grashoff 530-245-6172
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: Detective Dave Eoff 530-245-6145 
BY: Detective Sergeant Steve Grashoff  

CRIME/INCIDENT:  211 PC- Robbery / 459 PC Burglary  
LOCATION: 29251 Inwood Road, Shingletown, Shasta County   
VICTIM(S):
  V-1 Quinn, Lisa Jane WFA DOB 01/30/67
  V-2 Otten, Eric Harrison WMA DOB 05/10/81
SUSPECT(S):
  S-1 Stewart, Justin Dee WMA DOB 03/10/86
  S-2 Reece, Michael Brian WMA DOB 11/11/86    

SYNOPSIS:
On Monday, December 31st, 2012 at approximately 0800 hours, Justin Stewart was seeking medical care at a local Hospital for injuries he sustained. Emergency Room staff contacted SHASCOM and reported Stewart stated he was beaten up by several unknown subjects.  Deputies and Detectives with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Hospital and contacted Stewart, who told them he was beaten up when his car ran out of gas on Lake Blvd. He continued with his false story and solicited the assistance of his wife, Robyn Scheafer, to misdirect the investigation.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit took over the investigation and located Stewart’s vehicle parked in front of his residence off Lana Court in Redding. The vehicle was damaged, including a broken front windshield, numerous dents and a hole in the roof which appeared to have been caused by the discharge of a firearm.

Detectives interviewed Stewart again who told them he believed his life was in danger if he reported what actually occurred to law enforcement. Stewart related that he, Michael Reece and an unknown male subject conspired to rob Reece’s uncle, Eric Otten and Lisa Quinn at the above listed address. The three subjects used a ruse of wanting to sell narcotics to Otten and Quinn in order to set up the meeting.  Stewart and Reece met an unknown male in the City of Shasta Lake and where the unknown male loaded several firearms into another vehicle and then followed Stewart and Reece to a residence in Redding. At this location Reece provided marijuana to a subject identified as Gabriel Detrant in exchange for a rifle to perform the robbery with.

Stewart, Reece and an unknown male then drove together to the above listed address. Reece first entered the residence by himself to check the location. He then returned to Stewart’s vehicle, loaded the rifle and put on a hooded jacket to conceal his identity. The unknown male did the same to include arming himself with a handgun. They both entered the residence and proceeded with the robbery. Both Reece and the unknown male demanded money and jewelry from Quinn and Otten while holding them at gun point. The unknown male also placed the barrel of his pistol into Otten’s mouth, threatened to kill him if he did not cooperate, and threatened to kill Quinn and her family if they were to call the “cops”.

Unknown to Reece and the unknown male, a third subject, Zachary Mencarelli was in the house in another room. When he heard the robbery going on, he loaded a shotgun and exited the house to find help from a neighbor. This is when he saw Justin Stewart seated in the “get away car”. Mencarelli detained Stewart through the use of force which included striking him with the butt of the shotgun, punching and kicking him. During this event the shotgun accidentally discharged causing the projectiles to exit out through the roof of the car.  Stewart was also forced into the trunk of his own vehicle and driven around for several minutes before being returned back to Quinn’s residence. Stewart was then taken into the house at gunpoint where he was tied to a chair. Stewart was detained for approximately 4 to 5 hours and questioned by Mencarelli. During the questioning, Stewart was beaten with fists, boots, and a baseball bat. He was also threatened to be burned with a blow-torch which singed the hair on his head in order to obtain information from him about the robbery and his co-conspirators as they had fled out the back of the residence when the shot was fired from the shotgun.

Stewart was finally released and was told to return the stolen items in which Reece and the unknown male had taken. After his release he drove his car back to Redding where he sought medical attention for his injuries.

Justin Stewart has been arrested on the above listed charges and is in custody with a $500,000.00 bail.  Michael Reece is still being sought with a warrant for his arrest on the above charges.  See attached photo. Anyone with information as to the location of Michael Reece and the identity of the unknown male is encouraged to contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office at the above listed phone numbers. 

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DATE/TIME: 01-09-13 1330 hrs. 
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Troy Clegg
CASE #  12-41209
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6095
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Dep. Rob Sandbloom  

CRIME/INCIDENT:  Missing Persons 
LOCATION:  Volta Powerhouse Rd. Manton, CA   
VICTIM(S):
   #1 Eric James Eide, 54 years, of Manton, CA
   #2 Camille Rae Kober, 52 years, of Berkeley, CA         

SYNOPSIS:

On Monday, 12-24-12, Eric Eide’s mother reported Eric and his girlfriend, Camille Kober missing.  Through the investigation by the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO), it was learned that Eric was seen at North State Recycling on Thursday, 12-20-12.  Eric was in a maroon 1992 Toyota truck, CA. license plate 4N13988.  Eric was turning in scrap and told employees he was returning to the Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) property in Manton to get more scrap metal.

PG&E workers reported finding Eric’s truck in front of the gate of the Volta Powerhouse Road and left a note on it for it to be removed on Saturday, 12-22-12.  On Sunday, 12-23-12, PG&E requested assistance from the SCSO in removing the truck.

The SCSO responded and assisted with moving the truck.  Deputies checked Eric’s residence and the PG&E property with negative results.  Through further investigation, a PG&E employee reported seeing Eric and Camille on Friday, 12-21-12, at approximately 1500 hours, walking onto the PG&E property at Volta Powerhouse Road.  The truck was parked near the gate.

The SCSO has conducted searches in the area of Volta Powerhouse, with help from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue and the California Highway Patrol helicopter.  Eric and Camille have yet to be located and have not contacted family or friends.  Anyone with information about Eric and Camille should contact Sgt. Troy Clegg at the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office.

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DATE/TIME: 01/04/2013  1400 hrs  
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Troy Clegg  
CASE # 13-391
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6095
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Troy Clegg

CRIME/INCIDENT: Missing Person At Risk
LOCATION: Big Bend Ca.
VICTIM(S): 35 y/o female 

SYNOPSIS:
 
On 1-4-2013, at approximately 1400 hours, Sara Jacobs called the Sheriff's Office to report that her friend was missing.  As the Sheriff Deputies were responding to Big Bend, friends and relatives of the victim started to search the 120 acre parcel where the victim was last seen. The victim was last seen searching for artifacts and rare stones around the property.  Evidence was located that led deputies to believe the victim may have fallen into the Pit River.  A continued search was scheduled the following morning.  On 1-5-2013, at 0700 hours, Shasta County Sheriff's deputies, Search and Rescue members, California Highway Patrol Air Operations and Shasta Air assisted with the search.  Search efforts were placed in the river and around the last place the victim was seen without any clues to her location.  PG&E was called and asked to restrict the flow of water flowing down the Pit River to assist with the search of the river area.  At 1530 hours, the victim was spotted on the newly exposed shoreline of the Pit River. Unfortunately the victim appeared to have drowned in the river. If it was not for the assistance and cooperation from PG&E, the victim would not have been located. The high water levels of the previous day and this morning would have not led to the discovery of the victim.
 
Our thoughts go out to the friends and family of the decedent.  The name of the victim is not being released at this time due to notification of the next of kin.

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DATE/TIME: 01/02/2013
CONTACT OFFICER: Coroner Investigator Jenelle Bartolo
CASE # C13-0002
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6135 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Coroner Investigator Jenelle Bartolo 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Homicide
LOCATION: Corner of Plateau Pines Rd. and Woodland Way, Shingletown CA 
DECEDENT: Lee Roy Thibault, DOB: 12/27/1970
                         
SYNOPSIS: 
On 01/02/2013, Wednesday, the Shasta County Coroner’s Office identified Thibault as the decedent in a shooting that occurred on 01/01/2013, Tuesday, at approximately 2003 hours.  A post mortem examination is scheduled for Friday, 01/04/2013. At this time there is no further information available. This is an ongoing investigation by the Shasta County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit.  Detective Sergeant Steve Grashoff will provide further details at a later date.

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DATE/TIME: January 2, 2013 0500 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Sergeant Steve Grashoff / Detective Logan Stonehouse
CASE # 13-85
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: Sergeant Grashoff- 530-245-6172
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: Detective Stonehouse- 530-245-6026 
BY: Detective Sergeant Steve Grashoff  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Homicide 
LOCATION:  33289 Plateau Pines, Shingletown, Ca 
DECEASED: WMA name to be released after family notification
VICTIM: Hamilton, Lynn Arlen WMA DOB- 01/19/56    

SYNOPSIS:
On Tuesday, 01/01/13 at approximately 2000 hours, SHASCOM received a 911 call from the above listed address advising that an assault was occurring between a WMA and Lynn Hamilton. Deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office and Officers from the California Highway Patrol responded. While enroute the call for service was updated to shots fired. Upon their arrival, officers located Lynn Hamilton at his residence who was bleeding from both of his hands. Officers also located the WMA across the street in the snow deceased. The case was turned over to the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit. Our investigation revealed that the WMA had been making threats to kill Hamilton earlier in the evening and while running a chainsaw had threaten to cut off Hamilton’s head. The verbal threats escalated when the WMA walked over to Hamilton’s driveway armed with a baseball bat and again threaten to kill him. The WMA began beating Lynn Hamilton with the baseball bat causing major injuries to his hands. Hamilton who feared for his life pulled a handgun out of his pocket and shot the WMA. The WMA died of wounds on scene.

Lynn Hamilton was not arrested. He was questioned and released by our Office. This investigation is on-going and when completed it will be reviewed by the Shasta District Attorney’s Office.

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December 2012

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DATE/TIME: 12/29/2012 at 2157 hours    
CONTACT OFFICER: Coroner Investigator Dustin Reynolds 
CASE # C12-1374 and C12-1375
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-5551 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Residential Structure Fire
LOCATION: 5246 Erma Way, Anderson Ca. 96007
VICTIM(S):
 Sandra Lee Blakesley DOB 09/26/1950
 Larry Heziekiah Estes DOB 05/31/1940
SUSPECTS(S): N/A

SYNOPSIS:
On 12/29/12, Saturday, at approximately 2157 hours, Cal-Fire responded to a reported mobile home fire at the above-listed location. Upon initial arrival of fire crews, the residence was fully engulfed in flames.  After the initial attack on the fire was complete, firefighters located two deceased subjects within the remnants of the fire.  The subjects were burned beyond recognition and could not immediately be identified.

The origin and manner in which the fire started is unknown and currently under investigation by Cal Fire Prevention. 

On 12/31/2012, Monday, next-of-kin information for both victims was obtained and the victims were positively identified.

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DATE/TIME: 12-28-12 2115 hrs
CONTACT OFFICER: Deputy Dustin Reynolds
CASE #
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-5551
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025   
BY: Deputy Dustin Reynolds

CRIME/INCIDENT: Death    
LOCATION: Victim’s residence
VICTIM(S): Jose Ochoa, 35 yrs, Redding, CA
SUSPECT(S):              

SYNOPSIS:
Popular Power 94 DJ Jose Ochoa, was found deceased at his residence.  The circumstances surrounding his death did not appear suspicious and foul play is not suspected.  It is believed at this time that Ochoa’s death may be medically related.  The case is currently under investigation and a cause of death will be determined following a medical examination by the Shasta County Coroner’s Office on 12-31-12.

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DATE/TIME: 12/27/2012
CONTACT OFFICER: Mayra Morris
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6065
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sheriff Tom Bosenko

SYNOPSIS:
Shasta County has contracted with Haven Humane for the sheltering, licensing, owner surrender, and acceptance of stray of animals located throughout the unincorporated areas of Shasta County.  The Sheriff’s Office Animal Regulations and Haven Humane have been working toward a seamless transition to ensure uninterrupted service for the public. The citizens of Shasta County and the City of Redding will have the ease of having one central location for sheltering, adoption, and licensing needs. Haven Humane will continue the County’s practice of vaccination and licensing clinics in the rural areas of Shasta County throughout the year.  The Sheriff's Office Animal Regulation Unit will continue to enforce animal regulations and pick up stray animals.

Effective January 2, 2013 the public should contact Haven Humane for any adoption, sheltering, or licensing needs/questions. Shasta County Animal Control will still be handling enforcement issues in the County.
 
**CORRECTION** Please refer to the corrected number for Shasta County Animal Regulations.
Haven Humane (530) 241-1653

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DATE/TIME: December 27, 2012 0830 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Sergeant Steve Grashoff / Detective Dave Eoff
CASE # 12-41391
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: Sergeant Grashoff 530-245-6172
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: Detective Eoff 530-245-6145 
BY: Detective Sergeant Steve Grashoff  

CRIME/INCIDENT: 664/187 PC Attempt Murder   
LOCATION: 17587 Andrea Way, Shasta County  
VICTIM(S): Larsen, Brandon WMA DOB- 10/23/76
SUSPECT(S): Crow, Eileen Kane WFA DOB- 06/02/70    

SYNOPSIS:
On Thursday, December 27, 2012 at approximately 0259 hours, the victim in this case, Brandon Larsen called SHASCOM and reported that he had been stabbed numerous times by Eileen Crow. Shasta County Sheriff Deputies responded to the above address and located Larsen in the garage bleeding from his wounds. Larsen was transported to the Hospital where he was treated. The wounds were non-life threatening and he has been released. Also located at the scene was the suspect, Eileen Crow. She was located covered in blood but had no injuries to her person. The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit responded and took over the investigation. The investigation revealed that both subjects had been drinking alcohol earlier in the evening and had gotten into a verbal argument over one of Crow’s son’s. During this argument Crow stabbed and sliced Larson’s upper torso with a knife. Eileen Crow was arrested and charged with Attempted Murder.

This investigation is on-going and no further information is available at this time.

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DATE/TIME: 12/21/2012  1400    
CONTACT OFFICER: Coroner Investigator Teri Veazey 
CASE # C12-1338
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-5551 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER:   

CRIME/INCIDENT: pedestrian vs vehicle accident
LOCATION: Victor Avenue at Conifer Way in Redding 
VICTIM(S): Schjoth, Justin Alexander, 18 year old male
SUSPECTS(S): N/A

SYNOPSIS:
The identification of the pedestrian hit this morning is Justin Alexander Schjoth. A postmortem examination conducted today showed he died from blunt force injuries due to being hit by motor vehicle(s).

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DATE/TIME: 12-17-2012 at 1020 hrs
CONTACT OFFICER: Captain Forrest Bartell  CASE #: 12-40457
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025  
BY: Captain Forrest Bartell  / City of Shasta Lake 

CRIME:
 496 P.C. possession of stolen property
 10851 V.C.  Stolen vehicle
 594 P.C. Vandalism
 1203.2(a) V.C. Probation Violation
 148 P.C. Resist arrest/ Delay Officer

SUSPECT: Hursey, Kevin Donald WMA 28 years, Anderson Ca.
VICTIM: State of California 
LOCATION: SR151 near Shasta Park Way, City Shasta Lake

SYNOPSIS:

On the above listed date and time, Shasta Lake Deputies observed Kevin Hursey sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle parked on the South side of SR151. As they stopped near the car, Hursey had exited the vehicle and attempted to walk away. Deputies Renfer and Hughes contacted Hursey and determined the vehicle was stolen. When Hursey was placed into the Sheriffs vehicle, deputies noticed Hursey had blood on him and there was also blood in the stolen vehicle. When attempting to swab Hursey for DNA, he became combative and refused to comply. Hursey attempted to eat the investigators swab and had to be restrained so he would not choke. When Hursey was placed into the Patrol unit, he kicked out a rear window, and was attempting to kick out another before he was subdued by the arresting deputies. Hursey was displaying symptoms of being under the influence of a controlled substance, and was making bizarre statements as deputies attempted to reason with him.  He was booked into the Shasta County Jail on the above listed charges.

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DATE/TIME: 12-12-12 1915 hrs
CONTACT OFFICER: Deputy Jon Ruiz  
CASE # 12-39938
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Deputy Jon Ruiz 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Terrorist Threats 
LOCATION: Connie Ln., Happy Valley, CA 
VICTIM(S): Andrew Henderson
SUSPECT(S): Whalen, Daniel Stephen, 57 yrs, Anderson, CA    

SYNOPSIS:
On Wednesday, December 12, 2012, shortly after 1100 hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Lynn Bybee, who lives in the 6400 block of Connie Ln. in the Happy Valley area, who reported possible shots fired in the area.  Bybee, who was accompanied at the time by his friend, Andrew Henderson, had stated he was in a verbal argument with a neighbor, later identified as 57 yr old Daniel Whalen, over accusations each had made towards the other.  Bybee and Henderson stated that while the argument continued, Whalen went into his own residence and upon exiting, he shot multiple rounds from a handgun in an unknown direction.  Neither Bybee nor Henderson physically saw Whalen shoot a gun, but stated the sounds were that of a gun being discharged and coming from the area where they last saw Whalen.

Shortly after hearing the sounds of gunfire, Bybee and Henderson saw Whalen walking northbound in front of Bybee’s residence.  As Whalen walked by, he continued to yell at Bybee and Henderson.  As Whalen passed by the residence, he made verbal threats to harm Henderson, who did not respond to Whalen.  As Whalen continued to walk by, Henderson heard Whalen threaten him and then saw him raise his hand and saw what he believed were two muzzle flashes from a handgun.  Henderson said he heard the distinct sound of gunfire.  Whalen continued walking towards the intersection of Connie Ln. and Fuzzy Ln., where Henderson lost sight of him.

Multiple members of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office responded to the general area and with the assistance of California Highway Patrol air operations unit, conducted a search of the area for Whalen with negative results.  After approximately two hours, the search was called off.  The general public in the area was advised via the reverse 911 system to notify the Sheriff’s Office should they see someone matching Whalen’s description.

Over the course of the next few hours, the Sheriff’s Office received calls from the public of possible sightings of Whalen, with each sighting being investigated.  At approximately 1530 hrs, the Sheriff’s Office was following up on a reliable lead and later located Whalen hiding in a shed/chicken coop in the 17000 block of Hawthorne Ave. in Happy Valley.  This location was approximately .75 miles north of the original incident.  Whalen was taken into custody without incident and was later booked into the Shasta County Jail on Terrorist Threats charges, with the possibility of further charges pending.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the California Highway Patrol for their assistance and a big thank you goes out to the public for their support and assistance in helping apprehend Whalen.

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DATE/TIME: 12/10/2012 
CONTACT OFFICER: Investigator Dustin Reynolds
CASE # C12-1295
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 225-5551
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Lt. Janet Breshears
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: Drowning
LOCATION: Clear Creek
VICTIM: Shelbi Danielle Arno (39 years old) 

SYNOPSIS:
On 12/09/12 it was reported a kayaker drowned in Clear Creek. The body was recovered today, 12/10/12. The decedent was identified as Shelbi Arno. The next of kin has been notified and the Coroner’s Office Forensic Pathologist will conduct the examination on 12/12/12.

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DATE/TIME: 12/09/2012 at 1400 hours 
CONTACT OFFICER: Lt. Mark Lillibridge
CASE # 12-39664
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530 245-6059  
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530 245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Jon Ruiz   
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: Kayak   
LOCATION: Clear Creek in the area of Mule Town and Potosi Rd. 

SYNOPSIS:
On Sunday, 12-09-2012, shortly after 2 P.M. the Shasta County Sheriff’s Department received a call from a kayaker stating his friend was submerged under water and unconscious. The reporting party, a male in his late fifties, was unable to reach his friend due to their location in the water and went to a residence to use the phone to call for assistance. The reporting party was calling from a private residence in the area of Mule Town Rd. and Potosi Rd. in regards to the incident on Clear Creek. The Shasta county Sheriff’s Department, members from Cal-Fire, the California Highway Patrol (air operations) and emergency/rescue personnel arrived on scene to render assistance.

The reporting male had stated he and his friend, a female in her mid 30’s, were kayaking down Clear Creek starting from the area of the N.E.E.D camp below Whiskeytown Dam. As they were traveling down stream, in separate kayaks, they came upon some turbulent water. The male exited the water to take pictures of the female as she traveled down stream through the turbulent water. The female’s kayak became wedged in the water with her submerged under the water. The male was able to get to her location but was unable to free her from the kayak. He was able to free the kayak from where it was wedged and in doing so his friend was freed from her kayak and both she and the kayak floated down stream at which point he lost sight of her. The male exited the water and went to a residence to call for assistance.

The California Highway Patrol helicopter flew over the area and down stream from the location of occurrence to look for the female but was unable to locate her. They did provide some locations of interest that need to be further evaluated and searched. The Sheriff’s Department Dive team was called to the area but due to the time of day, the remote access and terrain were unable to plan and perform any type of search prior to sunset. The search will be further planned out and performed tomorrow, Monday, 12-10-2012, starting in the early morning hours.

Both kayakers were experienced and were wearing all the proper gear and safety equipment at the time of the incident. Per the male, the female had prior experience kayaking this same stretch of water in the past. The names of the involved are not being released at this time pending further investigation and search. There is no investigation of intentional acts or negligence as it is believed the incident was accidental in nature. 

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DATE/TIME: 12/07/12  2352 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Craig Tippings
CASE # 12-39390
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6135
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Sergeant James Beaupre 

CRIME/INCIDENT: 289 PC penetration with a foreign object, 288( c) PC Lewd and Lascivious act with Child 10 years age difference, 286( c)(2)(a) PC  Sodomy by force  
LOCATION: Riverland Drive area Redding, Ca 
VICTIM(S): Confidential Victims Juvenile females ages 14 and 15
SUSPECT(S): Jason Ryan Johnson 6/15/83  age 29

SYNOPSIS:
On 12/07/12 at approximately 1330 hours, Shasta County Sheriffs Office Major Crimes was advised of two juvenile female assault victims reporting that they were sexually assaulted by a subject residing in a trailer on Riverland Drive in Redding. The investigation revealed evidence which corroborated the Victims’ statements. The Major Crimes Unit obtained a search warrant for the residence as well as a Ramey Warrant for the suspect’s arrest. Johnson was arrested for the listed charges and booked into the Shasta County Jail with bail set at $325,000.00. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.

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DATE/TIME: 12/06/12, 0600 hrs
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Brian Jackson ID 150
CASE # 12-39313  
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3708
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY: Sergeant Brian Jackson ID 150

CRIME/INCIDENT: 246.3 PC- Negligent Discharge of a Firearm
LOCATION: 28850 Shingle Creek Lane, Shingletown 
VICTIM(S): Pietrocci, Theresa 
SUSPECTS(S): Pietrocci, Louis Vincent DOB: 12/24/46 WMA 

SYNOPSIS:
On 12/06/12, Thursday, at 0200 hours, Michelle Escalante reported a family disturbance at 28850 Shingle Creek Lane, Shingletown.  Escalante reported her mother, Theresa Pietrocci and step father, Louis Pietrocci were in an altercation.  Escalante left the residence and heard a gunshot from inside the residence.

Deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office responded and met with Escalante at a neighbor’s residence.  Dispatch telephoned the Pietrocci residence and spoke with Theresa who stated she hid the handgun in an outside trash can from Louis.  Theresa exited the residence and was found to be uninjured.  Louis was also contacted by telephone and exited the residence.  Louis was detained without incident. 

Deputies on scene learned through interviews that Louis and Theresa had been arguing and during the argument, Louis fired one shot, from a Smith and Wesson, .357 caliber revolver into a wall inside the living room of the residence in an attempt to warn Theresa to leave him alone. Both Louis and Theresa had been drinking alcohol prior to the argument.  A hole in the drywall inside the living room was found and was determined to be caused by the gunshot.  Nobody was injured as a result of the gunshot.  Louis was subsequently arrested for 246.3 PC, Negligent Discharge of a Firearm and booked into the Shasta County Jail. 

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DATE/TIME: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 1000 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Sergeant Steve Grashoff 
CASE # 12-39145
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: Sergeant Grashoff- 530-245-6172
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: Major Crimes Office- 530-245-6135 
BY: Detective Sergeant Steve Grashoff  

CRIME/INCIDENT: 664/187 PC Attempt Murder 
LOCATION: Happy Valley Road @ Gas Point Road, Shasta County   
VICTIM(S): Two California Highway Patrol Officers (The names of the officers are not being released at this time as this is an on-going investigation)
SUSPECT(S): Kinyon, William Joseph WMA DOB- 07/30/63     

SYNOPSIS:
On Monday, December 4, 2012, at approximately 0954 hours, an Officer with the California Highway Patrol attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a red pick-up truck in Cottonwood, Ca for a vehicle code violation. The driver of the pick-up who was later identified as, William Kinyon failed to yield and fled from the officer at a high rate of speed. The pursuit continued west bound on Gas Point Road passing Happy Valley Road. During this time William Kinyon brandished a handgun out of the driver’s side window towards the officer. As the pursuit neared the intersection of Gas Point Road and Carriage Road, Kinyon made an evasive u-turn and was now driving eastbound towards the officer. As Kinyon drove passed the officer he again pointed the handgun out of the window towards the officer where gunfire was exchanged by both. The pursuit now continued eastbound towards Happy Valley Road. As William Kinyon began his turn on to Happy Valley Road he again fired his weapon towards the pursuing officer. Moments after Kinyon fired this shot Kinyon slowed his pick-up truck down where two females exited the vehicle from the passenger side. They were identified as Wendy Michaels WFA DOB- 08/24/83 and Michelle Short WFA DOB- 06/07/88. The pick-up truck rolled forward a few more yards where it came to rest approximately 200 yards north from Gas Point Road. It was at this time that William Kinyon exited his pick-up truck with the handgun in hand and again threatened the officer and now his back-up officer who arrived on scene. Again gunfire was exchanged which resulted in William Kinyon being shot. First aid was rendered by both officers to Kinyon and Short prior to medical personnel arriving on scene.

Both Officers were not injured during this exchange of gunfire; however, Michelle Short was injured sometime during this pursuit. Both William Kinyon and Michelle Short were transported to a local Hospital for treatment. Short who was pregnant, was treated and released from the hospital. Kinyon remains in the hospital recovering from his gunshot wounds.

After the Officer Involved Shooting, The California Highway Patrol requested the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office to take over the investigation per interagency protocol. This investigation is being investigated by the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit assisted by the California Highway Patrol, the Redding Police Department, the Anderson Police Department, the Department of Fish and Game, and the Shasta County District Attorneys Office.

During the early stages of this investigation we learned that we had an eye witness to the shooting on Happy Valley Road. This witness’s statements are consistent with the California Highway Patrols dash camera which captured this entire event. We also learned from the females who were with Kinyon during the pursuit that Kinyon had told them during the pursuit he was not going back to prison and then saw him retrieve a firearm from under the driver’s seat and fire the weapon. 

William Kinyon had been sentenced to State Prison in 2005 for drug related charges with a prior felony strike. He was released from State Prison in 2011 under AB109 and was assigned to Shasta County Probation for supervision under PRCS (Post Release Community Supervision). On 01/06/12, a probation check was conducted on Kinyon at his last known address in Redding, Ca. At this time it was learned Kinyon had not been living at the residence for the past 3 weeks. Kinyon has remained transient since then and kept in minimal contact with probation via telephone only. William Kinyon failed to show up for court and had a warrant issued for his arrest on 11/06/12. Kinyon also had two additional outstanding felony warrants for drug related charges.

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DATE/TIME: 12/04/12 / 1145 Hrs 
CONTACT OFFICER: Lt. Dave Kent 
CASE # 12-39145
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025   
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER:   
BY: Lt. Dave Kent    

CRIME/INCIDENT: Assist Outside Agency / CHP officer involved shooting  
LOCATION: Gas Point Road at Happy Valley Road   
VICTIM(S): Unknown  
SUSPECTS(S): Unknown 

SYNOPSIS:
On 12-04-12 the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Gas Point Road and Happy Valley Road for an officer involved shooting involving the California Highway Patrol.  The students of West Valley High School are safe and in no danger at this time.  A deputy is currently posted at the school.   The school is not under lock down conditions at this time.  Family and friends can pick up students from the Happy Valley Road entrance.  Access to the school from Gas Point Road is currently closed.  The only access to the school is from Happy Valley Road.

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DATE/TIME: 12-01-2012 @ 0900
CONTACT OFFICER: Deputy M. Miyasato
CASE # 12- 38088
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 245-6096
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 245-6025 
BY: Sgt. John Greene  

CRIME/INCIDENT: 459 PC – Burglary, 496 PC – Receiving stolen property 
LOCATION:  1900 block, Ashby Rd., City of Shasta Lake
VICTIM(S): Due to the ongoing investigation, victims/suspects will not be named at this time. 
SUSPECTS(S): 

SYNOPSIS:
On Friday,November 30, 2012, Deputies from the City of Shasta Lake received information regarding an ongoing burglary investigation which was initiated the previous week.  On November 24, 2012, a resident in the 1800 Block of Ashby Road called the Sheriff’s Office to report his residence was burglarized while he was away from home.  This burglary was discovered by a friend of the resident who was taking care of animals at the location.  Deputies responded to the scene, conducted a preliminary investigation, and gathered items of evidence from the residence.  No suspect(s) in this reported burglary were identified immediately, however a possible address of the suspect(s) was revealed while conducting follow up on the fraudulent use of the victim’s stolen credit card.

Information obtained by the investigating deputy and the victim of the burglary led deputies to a residence in the 1900 Block of Ashby Rd. where the victim observed several items which were stolen from his residence. The victim diligently reported his observations of the stolen property to the investigating deputy. The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit was notified.  Detectives from the Major Crimes Unit assisted in this investigation and obtained a search warrant for the premises. Upon serving the search warrant, deputies located and recovered several stolen items including stolen firearms. 

Additionally, deputies located stolen property from several different reported thefts and burglaries which were actively being investigated.  Multiple victims were identified and notified of this investigation and were able to identify their property after the service of the search warrant. 
 
Outstanding suspect(s) were linked to some of the thefts and this investigation will continue in an effort to identify all responsible parties and co-conspirators responsible for either stealing or possessing stolen property.  Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact the investigating officer Deputy Miyasato of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office. 

Self applied markings on some of the recovered stolen property was beneficial in this investigation; therefore, as a reminder, please consider adding self applied numbers or markings to valuable property for identification purposes.  In the event property is stolen, self applied markings and/or recorded serial numbers are instrumental in returning lost, stolen our found items to their rightful owners.

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November 2012

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DATE/TIME: 11/27/12
CONTACT OFFICER: Lt. Mark Lillibridge
CASE # N/A
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6059
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6095 
BY: Lt. Mark Lillibridge 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Impending Weather Event/Localized Flooding
LOCATION: Shasta County

SYNOPSIS:

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Office of Emergency Services is currently receiving weather updates from the National Weather Service warning of severe weather that is scheduled to affect Shasta County from Wednesday 11/28/12 through Monday 12/3/12.  Heavy rain and strong winds are expected which could cause streams and rivers to swell, create localized flooding, downing of trees, possible power outages and potential mudslides. Our office is asking everyone to take the necessary safety precautions and be safe while traveling in the area.

Shasta County has issued sand and sandbags to the following fire departments to be used in the event of an actual flood emergency available on Wednesday 11/28/12 after 1200 hours.  Sand and bags will be given to those citizens who are actually experiencing flooding or have an immediate need.

• Palo Cedro Fire Station #32- 9418 Deschutes Rd
• Bella Vista Fire Station #33- 2202 Hwy 299 E
• French Gulch Fire Station #59- 14363 French Gulch Rd
• Cottonwood Fire Station #23- 3271 Brush St
• Jones Valley Fire District- 14680 Ravine Rd
• Mountain Gate Fire Station #41- 14508 Wonderland Bl
• Burney Sheriff’s Substation- 20509 Shasta St

Those wishing to prepare for possible flooding issues are asked to purchase sand and bags from local retail vendors. Home improvement stores, hardware stores, feed stores and landscaping stores sell these types of products and usually have them readily available. Visit the California Dept. of Water Resources website for tips regarding flood management/safety. (www.dfm.water.ca.gov/)

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DATE/TIME: 11/25/12, 0400 hours
CASE # 12-38127
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Brian Jackson                             
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3708
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY: Sergeant Brian Jackson

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  2800.1 CVC – Evading Peace Officer – Misdemeanor
  496(d) PC – Possession of Stolen Vehicle
  3455 PC – Probation Violation (AB 109)
LOCATION: Loftus Road/Dersch Road, Anderson
VICTIM(S): State of California 
SUSPECTS(S): Wilson, Nocona Redwolf, IMA DOB: 02/08/90, 22 Years Old

SYNOPSIS:
On 11/25/12, Sunday, at approximately0054 hours, Deputy Gerry Maul with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office was investigating a suspicious vehicle, a black, 1998 GMC Truck, traveling in the area of Loftus Road, Redding. During a routine registration check on the GMC’s attached license plate, Deputy Maul learned that the vehicle was a reported stolen vehicle out of Redding.  The GMC was reported stolen on 11/24/12 by the Redding Police Department as a white, 1998 GMC Truck. Deputies later learned that the GMC had been painted black in an attempt to disguise it and avoid detection. 

While the GMC truck travelled southbound on Loftus Road, it began to speed away from Deputy Maul who was following behind waiting for other deputy sheriffs to respond to the area to assist.  Deputy Maul initiated a traffic stop on the GMC with his patrol vehicle’s emergency lights and the GMC continued to flee from him, subsequently turning west on Dersch Road.  The GMC travelled at a low speed, approximately 50 MPH, and would not yield.  Deputy Maul radioed to other responding units and a tack strip was set up in the area of Airport Road and Dersch Road, approximately 2 miles west of the Loftus/Dersch Road intersection.  The deployment of the tack strip was successful and all four tires of the GMC were deflated which caused the GMC to come to a stop on Airport Road just north of the Dersch Road intersection.  The driver, identified as Nocona Wilson and passenger identified as Robert Pasillas were detained without incident. 

Wilson was subsequently arrested for Evading a Peace Officer after he admitted to seeing the patrol vehicle’s lights but was scared to pull over.  Wilson denied knowing the GMC was stolen and stated he got the vehicle from someone near Win River Casino.  During the investigation, Wilson was found to have dried overspray black paint on his hands and the smell of fresh paint could be smelt from the truck indicating it was recently painted.  The original white paint could also be seen on some parts of the GMC. Based upon the circumstances Wilson was also arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle.  Wilson was booked into the Shasta County Jail for the above mentioned charges as well as a Probation Violation, 3455 PC (AB 109 Release).  Wilson is on AB 109 Release stemming from a 2010 conviction for Vehicle Theft.  Pasillas was released on scene as he was the passenger.

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DATE/TIME: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 1300 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Sergeant Steve Grashoff / Detective Dave Eoff  
CASE # 12-37773
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: Sergeant Grashoff- 530-245-6172
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: Detective Eoff- 530-245-6135 
BY: Detective Sergeant Steve Grashoff  

CRIME/INCIDENT:  Attempted Murder   
LOCATION:  Near the Rite-Aid parking lot, City of Shasta Lake 
VICTIM(S): Whitley, Andrew Scott WMA DOB- 12/08/86
SUSPECT(S): Pending   

SYNOPSIS:
On Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at approximately 2244 hours, Shasta County Sheriff Deputies responded to the Chevron Gas Station / Burger King for a report of a subject who had been stabbed. The Shasta County Major Crimes Unit responded and took over the investigation. Investigation revealed that the victim, Andrew Whitley and the suspect had gotten into a physical altercation near the Rite-Aid parking lot which is located just across the street from the Chevron Gas Station. During this altercation, Whitley was stabbed in the neck with an unknown type of stabbing instrument. After being stabbed, Whitley ran across the street and entered the Chevron Gas Station / Burger King.

Employees of the business and first responding deputies on scene rendered aide to Whitley prior to arrival of medical personnel. Whitley was transported to a local Hospital where he remains in critical condition. This investigation is on-going and our office is seeking any information in regards to this case. We also ask that if any citizens went into the Chevron Gas Station on Tuesday, 11/20/12 between the hours of 10:00 pm and 11:00 pm to please call the above listed phone numbers.

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DATE/TIME: Tues 11-20-2012 / 2244hrs
CONTACT OFFICER: Det. Dave Eoff / Det W. Gardner
CASE # 12-37773
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6135 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Det W.Gardner   
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: PC 664 / 187 – Attempted Murder
LOCATION: Rite-Aid parking lot, City of Shasta Lake 
VICTIM(S): Name withheld at this time  
SUSPECT(S): Unidentified
                         
SYNOPSIS:
On Tuesday 11-20-2012 at 2244hrs, Sheriff’s deputies responded to call of an adult male subject injured after a reported stabbing in the area of the Rite-Aid parking lot on Shasta Dam Blvd in the City of Shasta Lake.  The adult male victim was transported to Mercy Medical Center where he underwent surgery for his wound(s).

The suspect is still outstanding and anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit.  The case is under active investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.

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DATE/TIME: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 0930 hours.
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Sergeant Steve Grashoff / Detective John Meeker
CASE # 12-36934
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: Sergeant Grashoff- 530-245-6172
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: Detective Meeker- 530-245-6099 
BY: Detective Sergeant Steve Grashoff  

CRIME/INCIDENT:  Felony Child Endangerment 
LOCATION: 37126 Highway 299, Burney, Ca  
VICTIM(S):
  V-1 WFJ 4 years
  V-2 WMJ 2 years
  V-3 WMJ 5 years

Due to the protection of the children, our Office is not providing names as they are in protective custody / nor have we provided their names to the media.   

SUSPECT(S): Venia, Kevin WMA DOB- 01/29/83 (In-custody) Father to victims.  

SYNOPSIS:

This is an up-date to yesterday’s press release involving the above victims.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit along with the Burney Detective have completed most of the interviews in this case. We have learned that the father, Kevin Venia has had a “sawed-off” shotgun in his residence for a couple of weeks.

On Monday, 11/12/12 the father took the shotgun off of a shelf and began to play with it in front of his children. He then placed the shotgun (which was loaded) onto an ottoman where his kids were playing. Kevin Venia then left the residence leaving the kids alone with the shotgun in reach. After a short time, the shotgun fired, severely injuring the 4 and 2 year old children. Through statements of the 5 year old and his mother, it is believed that the five year old child got hold of the shotgun and accidently shot his siblings. It appears that only one round was fired from the shotgun which was a 12 ga. In the early stages of this investigation, Kevin Venia denied having a shotgun in the house and soon asked for an Attorney during his interview with Detectives. A half brother to Kevin Venia, Ridge Gigax was also present during this incident and told detectives that Kevin did in fact have a shotgun in the house and placed it in harms way of the children.

Further investigation led to the location of the shotgun which was located near Kevin Venia’s residence. The shotgun was located by Warden Boyd of the Department of Fish and Game. Warden Boyd used his K-9 to locate this weapon. The shotgun located was identified as the same shotgun that Kevin Venia had placed near his children.

Kevin Venia remains in jail for felony Child Endangerment with a $500,000 bail and is expected to be in court this afternoon.

The children remain in the hospital recovering from their wounds.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the citizens of Shasta County to take preventive measures to keep all firearms out of the reach of children.

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DATE/TIME: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 1530 hours.
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Sergeant Steve Grashoff / Detective John Meeker
CASE # 12-36934
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: Sergeant Grashoff 530-245-6172
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: Detective Meeker 530-245-6099 
BY: Detective Sergeant Steve Grashoff  

CRIME/INCIDENT:  Felony Child Endangerment 
LOCATION: 37126 Highway 299, Burney, Ca 
VICTIM(S):
  V-1 WFJ 4 years
  V-2 WMJ 2 years
  V-3 WMJ 5 years

No further Information will be provided on the victims as they have been placed into protective custody. 

SUSPECT(S): Venia, Kevin WMA DOB- 01/29/83 (In-custody) Father to victims.     

SYNOPSIS:
On Monday, November 12th, and in the afternoon hours, Shascom received a 911 call advising that two small children had been injured by an unknown type weapon and or device. Shasta County Burney deputies responded and located two severally injured children. After gathering information in the case, Major Crimes Detectives were called and took over the investigation along with the Burney Detective.

Through the course of many interviews and searches for evidence, the father of the victims was arrested for felony Child Endangerment. Our office learned that Kevin Venia left a long gun lying on an ottoman where his kids were playing.  It is believed that after leaving the kids alone, the weapon fired striking the 4 year old and the 2 year old. Both children are being treated at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California. They are listed in serious condition. The 5 year old is in protective custody and was uninjured.  Our office is electing not to provide how the long gun fired or what type of long gun it was until further interviews are conducted. An update on the case will be released tomorrow.  

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DATE/TIME: 11/09/2012
CONTACT OFFICER: Coroner Investigator Teri Veazey
CORONER CASE # C12-1164 and C12-1165
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-5551
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER:    
BY: Teri Veazey                                  

LOCATION: Hwy 273 near Buenaventura Blvd., Redding              
VICTIM(S):
  Jeffrey Courtroul 23 Y/O (Driver) of  Redding, CA
  Thomas Pimentel 24 Y/O (Passenger) of Redding, CA   

SYNOPSIS:
On 11/08/2012, Thursday, the above listed victims were identified as the decedents in a car accident that occurred in Redding on 11/08/2012, at approximately 0155 hours.  A postmortem examination was conducted by the Shasta County Coroner’s Office and determined cause of death for both decedents was, “Massive blunt force injuries” due to “Motor vehicle crash.”

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DATE/TIME: 11/8/2012
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Jason Barnhart
CASE # 12-36253
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Jason Barnhart  

CRIME/INCIDENT: 29800 P.C. / 30300 P.C. / 11378 H&S / 11377 H&S / 496 P.C.
LOCATION: 1087 Lebrun Ln. #5., Redding, CA
SUSPECTS(S): Saechao, Lai Kuang, 31yrs

SYNOPSIS:
Earlier this week deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff's Office and the Shasta County Probation Department conducted a probation search on Lai Saechao at his residence in Redding. Saechao is currently on the Post Release Community Supervision program (AB 109), stemming from prior felony drug charges. During the search Saechao was found to be in possession of an automatic handgun and ammunition along with illegal prescription narcotics. Deputies also located marijuana and methamphetamine, which was packaged for sales.

Confirmed stolen property was found which included property reported during a prior Redding Police Department burglary investigation. Additional suspected stolen property was recovered to include televisions, collector coins, jewelry, tools and laptop computers. Saechao was booked into the Shasta County Jail, further charges are pending. 

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DATE/TIME: November 7, 2012
CONTACT OFFICER: Captain Forrest Bartell / City of Shasta Lake
CASE # 12-36410 / 12-36417
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6096
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY: Captain Forrest Bartell

CRIME/INCIDENT: 211 P.C. Robbery / Force or Fear
LOCATION: 12000 Block of Akrich Street, City of Shasta Lake 
VICTIM(S):
  V-1:  Miller, Shannon Ann
  V-2:  Methvin Jr., Theodore Allen
SUSPECT(S):
  S-1:  WMA - Elrod, Kenneth Scott - 61 years, Cassel, CA
  S-2:  IMA - Cantrell, Lawrence Doc - 58 years, Fall River, CA
  S-3: IMA - Christie, Jessie James - 41 years, Montgomery Creek, CA 

SYNOPSIS:
On 11-6-2012 at approximately 1910 hours, (V-1) reported her boyfriend had been robbed, at their residence on Akrich Street in the City of Shasta Lake, while she was at the store.  The suspects forced their way into the residence and took an unknown amount of processed marijuana.  One suspect was believed to be armed with an unknown type of firearm (not seen). It was believed the suspects were in route to the Burney area in a large four wheel drive vehicle. A BOLO was issued for the three suspects, and the vehicle

At approximately 2115, Deputies in the Burney area observed the suspect’s vehicle at the Pit River Mini-mart on Tamarack Road, in Burney.  The three suspects were taken into custody without incident and the stolen property was recovered.   (S-1) Elrod and (S-3) Christie were taken into custody on unrelated warrants, and a fresh case of robbery was filed with the District Attorney.  (S-2) Cantrell was interviewed and released.

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DATE/TIME: 11/05/2012  
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Steve Grashoff  /  Detective Logan Stonehouse 
CASE # C12-1154 or SCSO 12-35973
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6135
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY:  Mo Hern

CRIME/INCIDENT: Shooting on Big Bend Road  
LOCATION: Big Bend, Ca.
VICTIM(S): Sonny Moss Potts   DOB 06/19/1985
SUSPECT(S):    

SYNOPSIS:
On 11/05/2012 Sonny Moss Potts was identified as the decedent in a shooting that occurred
at Big Bend Road in Big Bend, Ca.  An autopsy is scheduled for today.  This is an ongoing investigation by the Major Crimes Unit.

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DATE/TIME: November 3, 2012 1700 Hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Sergeant Steve Grashoff / Detective Logan Stonehouse
CASE # 12-35973
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: Sergeant Grashoff- 530-245-6172
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: Detective Stonehouse- 530-245-6135 
BY: Detective Sergeant Steve Grashoff  

CRIME/INCIDENT: 187 PC- Murder / 182 PC- Conspiracy to Commit Murder 
LOCATION:  Big Bend, Shasta County 
VICTIM(S): IMA (Coroner will release the name at a later date)
SUSPECT(S):
 S-1 Potts, Noah Ryan IMA DOB- 01/23/84 (Booked for Murder)
 S-2 Kennedy, Colin Horn WMA DOB- 07/20/87 (Booked for Conspiracy)

SYNOPSIS:
On Saturday, November 03, 2012 at approximately 0458 hours, SHASCOM received a 911 call advising that there was a gunshot victim at the above location. Shasta County Sheriff Deputies responded and located one deceased male inside of the residence. The victim died of gunshot wounds. Major Crimes Detectives responded and learned that Noah Potts shot and killed the victim. A second suspect was arrested for Conspiracy to Commit Murder. He was identified as Colin Kennedy.

This is an ongoing investigation and no further information will be provided. All inquiries can be addressed to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office.   

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October 2012

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DATE/TIME: 10/28/2012 at 0012 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Steve Grashoff or Detective Gene Randall
CASE # C12-1132 or SCSO 12-35344
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6135 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Coroner Investigator Jenelle Bartolo 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Shooting in Shasta Lake
LOCATION:  Shasta Lake City 
DECEDENT: Beau Halbert, DOB: 01/26/1984
                         
SYNOPSIS:
 
On 10/28/2012 Beau Halbert was identified as the decedent in a shooting that occurred on Ashby Rd., in Shasta Lake. An autopsy is scheduled for 10/30/2012.  This is an ongoing investigation by the Shasta County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit. 

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DATE/TIME: Sunday, October 28, 2012 0900 Hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Sergeant Steve Grashoff
CASE # 12-35344
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6172
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6135 
BY: Detective Sergeant Steve Grashoff  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Involuntary Manslaughter and Felony Assault  
LOCATION: 1754 Ashby Road, Shasta County  
VICTIM(S):
 V-1 WMA (Deceased)
 V-2 Bailey,Tim Daniel - WMA, DOB 10/04/82                      
SUSPECT(S): Thietje William Roy - WMA, DOB 10/20/84
 

SYNOPSIS:

On Sunday, October 28, 2012, at approximately 0012 hours, SHASCOM received a 911 call advising that shots had been fired at the above listed location. Deputies responded and learned that a WMA had been shot and killed. Deputies contacted the Major Crimes Unit who took over the investigation.

Detectives learned that the suspect in this case, William Thietje, along with the deceased WMA and other friends, drove their vehicle to the above listed residence to locate Geraldine Walker, who is an ex-girlfriend to Thietje. During this incident, William Thietje, who was upset with Walker, rammed his vehicle into a parked car in front of the residence. The vehicle Thietje was driving almost hit Tim Bailey, who was at the residence placing him in harms way. Bailey felt he might have been seriously injured if it wasn’t for the fact that the home owner of the residence, who also feared for his safety, witnessed this incident and fired a long gun into Thietje’s vehicle to stop it from hitting the victim, thus saving the victim and himself  from harm. As a result of the home owner firing, Thietje’s friend, the WMA was shot and killed. The actions by William Thietje caused the death of his friend. He was arrested and booked into the Shasta County jail for Involuntary Manslaughter and Felony Assault.

This is an on-going investigation and no further information will be provided until the next Press Release as Detectives and ID Tech’s are still processing the scene and conducting interviews.

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DATE/TIME: 10-27-2012
CONTACT OFFICER: Dep. Phillip Padilla
CASE # 12- 35271
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 245-6096
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 245-6025 
BY: Sgt. John Greene  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Runaway juvenile – at risk 
LOCATION: City of Shasta Lake/ I-5 @ Shasta Dam Blvd.
VICTIM(S): 11 year old male juvenile  
SUSPECTS(S): N/A

SYNOPSIS:

On 10-27-12, Saturday at approximately 1152 hours, Deputies responded to a report of a missing juvenile considered “at risk”. The child was considered “at-risk” due to the young age and a reported disability. The mother stated the child was able to disarm a door alarm and leave the residence on foot.

A “reverse 911” call was made to surrounding residences and businesses.
 
Within 20 minutes of the “reverse 911” call going out, a witness reported seeing a child matching the description walking northbound on southbound Interstate 5, north of Shasta Dam Blvd. With the assistance of California Highway Patrol Officers and helicopter, the juvenile was located, unharmed, and reunited with his parents.

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DATE/TIME: 10/26/12, 1947 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Brian Jackson ID# 150
CASE # 12-35211
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER:530-225-3700
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER:530-245-6025
BY: Sergeant Brian Jackson

CRIME/INCIDENT: 2800.2 CVC Evading; 207 PC Kidnapping; 236 PC False Imprisonment
  Warrant – Parole Violation
LOCATION: Shasta County, CA
VICTIM(S): V-1:  Delarosa, Ashley Nicole, 25 Years old, WFA, Redding CA
  V-2:  Madison, Travis James, 22 Years old, WMA, Redding CA
SUSPECTS(S): Sansalone, Roberto Robert, DOB:  11/26/85, 26 Years old, 5’08, 175 pounds, Black Hair, Brown Eyes, Redding, CA

SYNOPSIS: 
On 10/26/12, Friday, at 1947 hours, Suspect Roberto Robert Sansalone called 911 on his cell phone and stated he had cut off his H.E.C. (Home Electronic Confinement) monitor and believed law enforcement officers were following him.  The cell phone call originated from the area of Oasis Road and Randolph Road, Redding.  Sansalone stated he was going to go 100 MPH to see his mother who lives in Redding.  While Sansalone was on line with dispatchers, a female, later identified as Ashley Delarosa, could be heard in the background, yelling for Sansalone to stop the car.  Sansalone told dispatchers that he needed to say good bye to his mother and he had nothing to live for. 

Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to his mother residence for further investigation and while enroute spoke with Sansalone on the phone.  Sansalone stated he was not going to stop the car and let Delarosa out or another passenger later identified as Travis Madison until he was able to speak with his mother.  Delarosa and Madison could be heard in the background yelling at Sansalone to stop the car.  Sansalone eventually spoke with his mother on the telephone with deputies’ assistance, however refused to stop the car and let Delarosa and Madison out.

Sansalone at one point advised dispatchers on additional telephone calls that he was in the area of Shasta Lake off Lake Boulevard.  As deputies from the City of Shasta Lake responded to the area to look for any suspicious activity, they passed a white Lexus traveling at a high rate of speed on Shasta Dam Boulevard.  Deputies suspected the Lexus was related to the incident even though they were not able to obtain any vehicle information from Sansalone during previous telephone conversations.  A traffic stop was attempted on the Lexus which sped off southbound on Interstate 5 failing to yield to officers.  The Lexus travelled at speeds between 50 and 80 MPH while on Interstate 5.  Deputies regained telephone contact with Sansalone who admitted he was the driver of the Lexus and was not going to stop until he ran out of gas.

Deputies attempted to negotiate with Sansalone to stop and let the passengers out however he refused and continued to drive southbound on Interstate 5 while his passengers yelled at him to pull over and stop.  Sansalone made statements while on the phone to law enforcement that he was going to ram his vehicle into another vehicle to end it all.  Sansalone exited Interstate 5 at Knighton Road and began to travel westbound where the road dead ends.  Sansalone stopped his vehicle and was taken into custody by pursuing deputies without incident.  The Redding Police Department and California Highway Patrol assisted the Sheriff’s Office with the pursuit. 

Sansalone was arrested for Evading, Kidnapping and False Imprisonment. Sansalone was also booked on a Parole Violation warrant from California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation due to him cutting off the H.E.C. monitor earlier in the week.    Sansalone was transported to the hospital prior to booking due to him admitting to ingesting approximately 2 Grams of heroin prior to his arrest.  Delarosa and Madison were released on scene and are the Victims.  The Lexus belonged to Madison who allowed Sansalone to drive earlier in the evening.  All three are acquaintances of one another.

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DATE/TIME: 10/26/12 1015 Hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Sergeant Steve Grashoff / Detective Gene Randall
CASE # 12-29424
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: Sergeant Grashoff- 530-245-6172
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: Detective Randall- 530-245-6135  
BY: Detective Sergeant Steve Grashoff  

CRIME/INCIDENT: 664/187PC, Attempt Murder 
LOCATION: The area of Snoopy Rock, State Hwy 299, Ingot, Ca 
VICTIM(S): V-1 Kourkoulos, Emanuel 55yrs Resident of the Bay area
  V-2 Photiou, Mariana-Maria 52 yrs Resident of the Bay area
SUSPECT(S): Refer to attached  

SYNOPSIS:
On Tuesday, 09/04/12 at approximately 1941 hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office responded to the above listed area for a gunshot victim. The listed victims were on their honeymoon traveling eastbound on Highway 299. Mariana, who was driving, pulled over for her husband, Emanuel to use the restroom. During this stop, Emanuel heard what he thought to be a loud motorcycle pass his location heading westbound. As he emerged from the bushes he observed the listed suspect holding a pistol standing behind his vehicle. Mariana was not aware the suspect was there and had been looking at her laptop computer. Emanuel immediately took action, confronted the suspect and yelled a warning to his wife. A short struggle ensued in which the suspect fired one round into Emanuel’s chest. The suspect then fled the scene westbound on Hwy 299 on his motorcycle. Emanuel was treated and released the following day for his wound.

Major Crimes Detectives has been working on this case from the start and was able to come up with a composite sketch of the suspect. Refer to the attached. Due to the aggressive nature of this incident and danger to the public, Secret Witness of Shasta County is offering up to $5,000.00 for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of the suspect. If you have any information regarding this case please contact the Sheriff’s Office at the above listed phone numbers or Secret Witness at 530-243-2319.

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DATE/TIME: 10/22/2012  0905 hrs    
CONTACT OFFICER: Coroner Investigator Teri Veazey 
CASE #  C12-1106
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-5551 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER:   

CRIME/INCIDENT: Decedent found along the shoreline of the Sacramento River on Saturday, October 20, 2012 has been identified.

LOCATION: Sacramento River, 400 yards downstream from the Bella Vista Pump station

VICTIM(S): Callahan, Bryant Joseph, 53 year old male from Redding 

SUSPECTS(S): N/A

SYNOPSIS:
Decedent has been identified and his next-of-kin notified. A postmortem examination is scheduled for this week.

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DATE/TIME: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Sergeant Steve Grashoff / Detective Gene Randall
CASE # 12-34011
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: Sergeant Grashoff- 530-245-6172
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: Detective Randall- 530-245-6142 
BY: Detective Sergeant Steve Grashoff  

CRIME/INCIDENT: 664/187 PC- Attempt Murder 
LOCATION: Woodburrow Road @ HWY 44, Shingletown, Shasta County  
VICTIM(S):
  V-1 Schmitz, Cheryl - DOB 07/04/58
  V-2 Schmitz, Ashley - DOB 09/26/91
  V-3 Schmitz, Daniel - DOB 09/29/93
SUSPECT(S): Unknown

SYNOPSIS:
On Monday, October 15th, 2012 at approximately 0500 hours, the above listed victims arrived at a local Hospital seeking treatment for gunshot wounds. The Hospital notified the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office with deputies arriving shortly afterwards. Major Crimes Detectives were notified and took over the investigation.

The Investigation revealed that the two females had been victims of a gunshot and had been flown to UC Davis Medical Center for treatment. The male victim received no injuries during this altercation.

During the course of this investigation, Major Crimes Detectives learned that the shooting occurred after Daniel Schmitz conspired with his mother and sister to steal marijuana from a residence off Woodburrow Road. The mother, Cheryl Schmitz and the sister, Ashley Schmitz were victims of a gunshot wound as they waited in a car for Daniel to return with the stolen marijuana. Both suffered injuries to their facial area(s), were treated and released as of late yesterday. The investigation continues as a suspect has not been named or identified as of yet.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help from the citizens of Shasta County. If anyone has information in regards to this case, we encourage them to contact us at the above listed phone numbers. They can also contact Secret Witness as a reward will be forth coming.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is also advising the citizens of Shasta County and other Counties to be extra careful when coming across marijuana grow sites or operations. It is harvest time in most areas and the growers are protecting their investment.

This investigation continues and no further information will be available until the next press release. 

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DATE/TIME: Monday, October 15, 2012
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Sergeant Steve Grashoff / Detective Gene Randall 
CASE # 12-34011
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: Sergeant Grashoff- 530-245-6172
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: Detective Randall- 530-245-6142 
BY: Detective Sergeant Steve Grashoff  

CRIME/INCIDENT: 664/187 PC X 2 – Attempt Murder    
LOCATION: Woodburrow @ HWY 44, Shingletown, Shasta County  
VICTIM(S): 
        V-1 WFA
        V-2 WFA
        V-3 WMA
SUSPECT(S): Unknown   

SYNOPSIS:
On Monday, October 15, 2012 at approximately 0500 hours, the above listed victims arrived at a local Hospital seeking treatment for gunshot wounds. The Hospital notified the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office with deputies arriving shortly afterwards. Major Crimes Detectives were notified and took over the investigation.

Investigation revealed that the two females had been victims of a gunshot and are currently being flown to UC Davis Medical Center for treatment. The male victim received no injures during this altercation.

This investigation continues and no further information will be revealed until tomorrow due to the sensitivity of this case. 

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DATE/TIME: 10/07/2012  0600 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Pat Kropholler   
CASE # 12-33197
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER:530 245-6157
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER:530 245-6135 
BY: Detective Pat Kropholler 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Commercial Burglary
LOCATION: North Valley Bank  9334 Deschutes Rd. Palo Cedro Ca
  Farrell’s Dentistry  9336 Deschutes Rd, Palo Cedro Ca  
SUSPECT(S): Neau, Tyler  18 year old male resident of Redding
  Geisler, Kaishla  18 year old female resident of Redding
 
SYNOPSIS:

On 10/02/2012, at 0712 hours, employees of Dr Ferrell’s Dentist Office reported a burglary of their business that occurred during the early morning hours. The dentist office is in a strip mall adjoining the Palo Cedro branch of North Valley Bank. The listed suspects turned off the power to the dentist office and bank to disable the alarm system.  They then broke a window to the dentist office to gain entry to the building. While inside, they broke through the wall and attic area and dropped down into the bank. The suspects took a small amount of cash from the dentist office and an undisclosed amount of coin from the bank’s teller drawers. The suspects also attempted to break into the bank’s ATM machine.

On 10/07/2012, at approximately 0014 hours, Deputies received an alarm from the same North Valley Bank indicating that the power had been shut off. As a deputy arrived he observed a vehicle take off from the rear of the bank at a high rate of speed. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle as it fled north onto Deschutes Rd., and then westbound onto Old 44 Dr. The driver then turned the headlights off.  Deputies lost sight of the vehicle just before it crashed near Ink Dr. The occupants fled the scene on foot evading arrest.  A short time later Tyler Neau and Kaishla Geisler came back to the scene and turned themselves in.

Detectives from the Major Crimes Unit responded and took over the investigation. Investigators learned that the pair was responsible for the original burglary to the dentist office and bank on 10/02/2012. They had spent the bulk of the money stolen from the original burglaries and decided to burglarize the bank again. This time they took a gas operated chop saw and attempted to breech the ATM machine. They again gained entry to the bank the same way they had before. 

Both suspects admitted to preplanning all three burglaries. They had contingency plans in place to flee the area if identified and explained to investigators that they had developed their plans from watching movies about bank heists. Both of them are recent Shasta County high school graduates.

Tyler and Kaishla were booked into the Shasta County Jail on three counts of commercial burglary, criminal conspiracy, and felony evading. This investigation is continuing.

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DATE/TIME: 10/05/2012 1900 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Pat Kropholler   
CASE # 12-27344
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530 245-6157
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530 245-6135 
BY: Detective Pat Kropholler 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Missing Person 
LOCATION: Last seen in the area of Keswick Dam OHV Park, Shasta County  
MISSING PERSON: Heather Leann Cameron
 Female / 28 Years of Age / White
 5’06” / 115 LBS / Brown Eyes / Brown Hair
 Tattoo of Tribal Flowers on her back
 
SYNOPSIS:

Date of last contact: 8-18-2012

On Saturday, August 18th, 2012, at approximately 1450 hours, Heather Cameron called 911 from the area of the Keswick Dam OHV Park claiming she had been drugged and needed help. This area is a remote mountain area accessible by OHV vehicles.  Despite an extensive search of the area on that same day by deputies and air support, Heather was not located. In the weeks following this initial report, personnel of the Shasta County Search and Rescue Team conducted two organized searches of the area of Heather’s last known whereabouts; however, no evidence surrounding her disappearance was located.  Detectives of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Units are investigating this matter. Investigators have been in contact with Heather’s family who hasn’t seen nor heard from her since the day of her disappearance.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to seek information regarding the whereabouts of Heather and is asking the public for assistance. Secret Witness of Shasta County is offering up to $5,000.00 for any information leading to her discovery. If you have any information regarding this case, please contact the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 530-245-6135 or Secret Witness at 530-243-2319.

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DATE/TIME: 10/05/2012 1200 hours
CONTACT OFFICER:  Detective Pat Kropholler   
CASE # SCSO 12-32875/ RPD 12-70709
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530 245-6157
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530 245-6135 
BY: Detective Pat Kropholler 

CRIME/INCIDENT: In Custody Death 
LOCATION: 2605 Lake Redding Dr, Redding   
SUSPECT: Wininger, Scott Everett, 44 year old white male, resident of Los Gatos Ca.
 
SYNOPSIS:

On 10/03/2012 at approximately 9:51 PM hours, Officers of the Redding Police Department responded to the listed address on a reported disturbance. Upon arrival the residents reported that Wininger was acting bizarre and appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance to the point that the residents were fearful for their safety. As two officers approached his room Wininger ran past them and would not comply with their orders. They attempted to control him and a struggle ensued. The struggle moved to the front lawn of the home. Wininger was wearing a pair of sweatpants, no shirt and was sweating profusely, making it difficult for the officers to restrain him.

Officers repeatedly ordered Wininger to stop resisting and comply with their orders. Wininger refused and was exhibiting unusual strength. For the protection of the officers, and to gain compliance, they deployed an electronic control device (Taser). Wininger was then subdued and able to be handcuffed, at which point he went into physical distress and stopped breathing. Officers immediately started life rescuing procedures.

Medical personnel responded and transported Wininger to the hospital where he never regained consciousness. The Redding Police Department initiated the “Multiagency Critical Incident Response” protocol and requested the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit to respond and take over the investigation.

On 10/05/2012 at 0824 hours, Wininger was pronounced deceased at Mercy Hospital.  Wininger’s family was present and is aware of the incident. Wininger has a long history of drug abuse and violence toward law enforcement. The cause of death is pending an autopsy.

The names of the officers involved are being withheld at this time pending the outcome of the investigation. They are not on administrative leave at this time.

The Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit is the lead investigative agency in charge of this case.

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DATE/TIME: 10/05/12  1300 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Sergeant Steve Grashoff / Detective Logan Stonehouse 
CASE # 12-13295
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6172
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: District Attorney’s Office- 530-245-6300   
BY: Detective Sergeant Steve Grashoff 

CRIME/INCIDENT: 187 PC- Murder  
LOCATION: 20481 Robinson Glen Drive, Cottonwood, CA    
VICTIM(S): Duenas, Karen Kay DOB: 12/31/60 (Wife)
SUSPECT(S): Duenas, Mark Gilbert DOB: 01/04/60 (Husband)  

SYNOPSIS:
On Saturday, May 5th 2012 at approximately 0057 hours, deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office responded to 20481 Robinson Glen Drive in Shasta County for a report of a female with major injuries. Upon arrival deputies discovered the Victim, Karen Duenas, inside the residence who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Detectives responded and took over the investigation. Karen Duenas’ husband, Mark Duenas was named a “person of interest” during this investigation. He was interviewed by detectives but soon cut off all ties with our Office. Our investigation continued for months as there were numerous amounts of evidence located at the scene which needed to be processed. This evidence included DNA. The Department of Justice aided us in this investigation by processing such evidence. After analyzing all of the evidence and conducting a multitude of interviews, we determined that Mark Duenas murdered his wife.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office has been working closely with the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office. On today’s date an arrest warrant was issued on Mark Duenas. He was arrested at his home and booked into the Shasta County Jail for the murder of his wife.

Any questions in regards to this case will be handled by the District Attorney’s Office.

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September 2012

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DATE/TIME: 09.30.2012 @ 2:32 PM
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Marc St.Clair
CASE # 12-32477
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6540
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025

CRIME/INCIDENT: 245(a)(2)PC-Assault with Deadly Weapon
LOCATION: Jack Rabbit Flats, Burney, California
VICTIM(S): Avelar, Loraine - 33 Years of Age
SUSPECT(S): Caucasian Male with blonde hair (No further information) 

SYNOPSIS:

On 09/30/2012, Sunday, at 1432 hours, Deputies from the Burney Patrol Division responded to the Pit River Mini Mart for a gun shot victim. Upon arrival, the victim identified as Loraine Avelar told Deputies she was in the area of Jack Rabbit Flats, Burney when she was confronted by the listed suspect. Avelar stated the suspect pointed a handgun at her for unknown reasons at this time. Avelar pushed the firearm with her hand when the gun fired. Avelar sustained a gunshot wound to the palm of her hand. At this time the injury does not appear life threatening.

Deputies with the assistance of the California Highway Patrol searched the area as described by Avelar. No contacts were located matching the description Avelar provided. Deputies did locate several witnesses in regards to this incident. This investigation is on going and asks for any further leads to be directed to Detective John Meeker at the Burney Station.

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DATE/TIME: 9/28/2012 1000 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Barry Powell
CASE # 12-31734, Case #12-32095
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 351-5240
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Sgt. Powell  

CRIME/INCIDENT: 11358 H&S- Marijuana Cultivation, 11358 H&S- Possession of Marijuana for Sale, 182 PC-Conspiracy, 12023 PC- Armed while committing a felony

LOCATION: Seaman Gulch/Goldrun Ct.  Bella Vista, CA
  Clover Creek Whitmore, CA
VICTIM(S): State of California 

SUSPECTS(S): Zaragoza-Gutierrez, Clemente HMA- 23 yrs old
  Baeza, Humberto HMA- 20 yrs old
  Aria, Brian Vincent WMA- 29 yrs old
  Guerrero, Francisco Lopez HMA- 57 yrs old
  Rodriguez, Francisco Eduardo HMA- 31 yrs old
  Gonzales, Ruben  HMA- 23 yrs old
  Alvares-Soto, Manuel HMA- 45 yrs old

SYNOPSIS:

On 9/24/2012, The Shasta County Sheriff’s Marijuana Investigative Team assisted by the California Department of Fish and Game conducted raids in the Seaman Gulch area.  Multiple cultivation sites were located and determined to illegal.  A total of 482 marijuana plants were eradicated and destroyed and approximately 234 pounds of processed marijuana packaged for sale was seized. 

On 9/27/2012, The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Investigative Team assisted by the California Department of Fish and Game and C.E.R.T. (Cannabis Eradication Reclamation Team) conducted a raid in the Clover Creek area west of Whitmore, CA and arrested Manuel Alvares-Soto after he attempted to flee from Agents upon contact.  Fish and Game K-9 Phebe was able to apprehend Alvares-Soto.  Multiple suspects were determined to have fled from Agents during the initial contact with Alvares-Soto.  A total of 368 marijuana plants were eradicated and destroyed.  Approximately 260 pounds of drying/processed marijuana was found at multiple processing areas. 

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DATE/TIME: 09-26-2012 @ 1715 hrs
CONTACT OFFICER: Deputy P. Padilla
CASE # 12- 31998
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 245-6096
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 245-6025 
BY: Sgt. John Greene  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Interrupted Burglary, Assault W/Deadly Weapon 
LOCATION: 3811 Wellington Ct., City of Shasta Lake
VICTIM(S): John Faulkner 
SUSPECTS(S): Hackett, Tera Lynn, WFA, Dob 11-30-1983

SYNOPSIS:

On Wednesday, 09-26-12 at approximately 1219 hours, deputies responded to the listed address for a report of an interrupted burglary with the suspect detained.

Upon arrival, deputies contacted the homeowner, John Faulkner, and the suspect, Tera Hackett. The investigation revealed that Falkner had returned home and was notified by a neighbor that his dogs were barking continuously.

Prior to going into his residence, Faulkner went into his backyard to control his dogs. Falkner reported finding his chicken coop in complete disarray, and the rear door to his residence broken in. Hearing someone inside, Faulkner entered and confronted Hackett, who had armed herself with a knife. A short struggle ensued, where Faulkner was able to disarm Hackett and hold her until deputies arrived.

Faulkner sustained a bite to his forearm during the altercation, but refused medical attention at the time.

Hackett was arrested and booked for: 459 PC – Burglary; 242 PC – Battery, and 245 PC – Assault with A Deadly Weapon. More charges may be added, pending the completion of the investigation.      

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DATE/TIME: 09-22-12 1630 hrs.
CONTACT OFFICER: Deputy Rob Sandbloom
CASE #  12-31497
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: Deputy Rob Sandbloom (530)245-6075
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530)245-6025 
BY: Deputy Rob Sandbloom  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Death Unknown 
LOCATION: Between Terry Cove & Bass Cove, on Lake Shasta   
VICTIM(S): Victim #1 Male, 36 yrs, Los Angeles resident                 

SYNOPSIS:

On Saturday, 09-22-12, at 1344 hours, the Sheriff’s Office was notified of a possible drowning on Lake Shasta near the Pit River Bridge.  There was confusion with the reporting party actually knowing where they were on Lake Shasta.  Boating Safety deputies responded to the area to try and locate the victim.  The reporting party began driving their houseboat towards Bridge Bay Resort. 

Deputies located the houseboat at 1405 hours.  Life saving efforts were being made by the victim’s friends.  Deputies transported the victim the short distance to Bridge Bay.   Once at Bridge Bay, the victim was placed in an ambulance and life saving efforts were continued.

The victim was pronounced deceased at 1411 hours.  The victim was turned over to the Shasta County Coroner’s Office.  Identification of the victim is pending until the Coroner can contact the next of kin.

The preliminary investigation revealed the victim was on a houseboat trip with several friends.  Witnesses saw the victim floating and unresponsive in the water near the houseboat.  Witnesses struggled to get the victim out of the water and onto the houseboat.  Witnesses began life saving efforts once the victim was back on the houseboat.   It is unknown how long the victim had been in the water.  Witnesses said the victim had been unconscious and not breathing for approximately 30 minutes prior to being located by deputies.

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DATE/TIME: 9-21-12 2115 hrs. 
CONTACT OFFICER: Deputy Rob Sandbloom
CASE #
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025  
BY: Deputy Rob Sandbloom  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Coal Fire
LOCATION: Gilman Rd., Lakehead, CA 
VICTIM(S): N/A  
SUSPECTS(S): N/A

SYNOPSIS:
As of 2100 hrs, all evacuations and road closures have been lifted pertaining to the Coal Fire. The Central Valley High School evacuation center has been closed.

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DATE/TIME: 09/20/12 1300 hours 
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Pat Kropholler  
CASE # 12-27030/C12-0977
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530 245-6157
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530 245-6135 
BY: Detective Pat Kropholler  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Death Unknown 
LOCATION: Trail Inn RV Park, 19765 Gregory Creek Rd, Lakehead CA  
VICTIM(S): Neva Hoskin, DOB:  05/15/1955  57 year-old female

SYNOPSIS:

On 08/17/2012, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office received a report from the victim’s sister, Jerry Runnels that she had not heard from Neva for a few days which was out of character for her. Deputies responded to Neva’s residence located at the Trail Inn RV Park in Lakehead and contacted her boyfriend, Stanley Howlett. Stanley told officers that Neva had left the home to hitchhike to the Redding area to obtain a prescription but had not seen or heard from her for two days. According to Stanley, it was not uncommon for her to leave for a day or so without contacting him. Deputies, with the assistance of residents from the park, and air support from the California Highway Patrol, searched the immediate area but were not able to locate her. The Sheriff’s Office took a missing persons report and issued a local “BOLO”, (Be on The Lookout) to all local agencies, as well as entering Neva as a missing person into NCIC, (National Crime Identification Computer system).

A few days later, a “critical reach” BOLO was issued with Neva’s photograph to all law enforcement agencies nationwide. Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit were also assigned the case. Investigators checked all known addresses for Neva as well as hospitals and social services with negative results.

On 09/17/2012, at approximately 1000 hours, an unidentified body was located by a local resident, in a dry creek bed in a heavily wooded area near the Trail Inn RV Park. On 09/19/2012, the Shasta County Coroners Office identified the body as Neva Hoskin. The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team as well as detectives from the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit did an extensive evidence search of the area with negative results.

Detectives have interviewed several people in this case that have had contact and knew Neva. At this time there is no evidence of foul play in her death. The final cause of her death is pending further forensic studies and will be released by the Shasta County Coroners Office at a later date. This case is classified as a “Death Unknown” and referred back to the Coroners Office for final disposition.

If you have any information regarding this case please contact the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 530-245-6135, Shasta County Coroners Office at 530-225-5551or Secret Witness at 530-243-2319.

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DATE/TIME: 09/19/2012 at 1405 Hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Deputy Gary Van Dyne
CASE # C12-0977
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-5551 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Deputy Gary Van Dyne 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Death Unknown
LOCATION: Trail Inn Mobile Home Park, Lakehead, CA
VICTIM(S): Neva Hoskin  DOB:  05/15/1955     57 Year Old Female  
SUSPECTS(S): 

SYNOPSIS:
An autopsy was conducted by the Shasta County Coroner’s Office on 09/18/2012. Based on information provided by the family and medical records, the decedent was identified as Neva Hoskin.    At this time the cause of death is pending further studies.

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DATE/TIME:    09/18/2012 @ 1000 hrs.
CONTACT OFFICER: Dep. Moody #1853
CASE # 12- 29182
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6075
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY:    Sgt. Clegg #170

CRIME/INCIDENT:  Boating Accident
LOCATION:   Shasta Lake
VICTIM(S):  Steven Minuth age 66 from Dunsmuir, CA.

SYNOPSIS:

On 09/02/2012, at about 1730 hrs, the Shasta County Boating Safety Unit (BSU) responded to a boating accident on Shasta Lake near Dewebber point. Steven Minuth, age 66 from Dunsmuir, was injured when the PWC/jet ski he was driving collided with a boat driven by his brother, Michael Minuth from Aptos, CA. Witnesses assisted Boating Safety Deputies in transporting Steven Minuth to Bridge Bay Resort.  He was treated by paramedics and transported by helicopter to Mercy Hospital.

Unfortunately on 9-17-2012, Steven Munith succumbed to his injuries and the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head which he received from the boating accident on the 2nd of September. The investigation into the collision revealed that Steven Munith failed to have a proper lookout and maintain a safe distance while overtaking another vessel.  Steven Minuth was wearing a Coast Guard approved PFD, and alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office would like to extend their condolences to the Munith family and the acquaintances of Steven Munith.

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DATE/TIME: Monday 09/17/2012  1047hrs  
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective W. Gardner
CASE # 12-27030
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6135
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY: Det. W. Gardner 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Death Unknown
LOCATION: 19765 Gregory Creek Rd, Lakehead, CA
VICTIM(S): Unidentified 

SYNOPSIS:

On 09/17/2012 at approximately 1047hrs, a report was made to the Sheriff’s Office regarding the finding of an obviously deceased human subject located in a dry creek bed by the Trail’s Inn RV Campground  on Gregory Creek Road in Lakehead, CA.

There were no findings on initial recovery of these remains to suggest foul play.  Sheriff deputies and detectives responded to the location and contacted  persons residing in the area. The Sheriff’s Coroner office will be conducting further investigation to determine identification and cause of death.  No such identification will be made public until notification of any next of kin. 

The location of discovery  was in the same area as a Missing Person’s report on 08/17/2012. This investigation will seek to determine  any connection.

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DATE/TIME: 09/13/12  1545 hrs. 
CONTACT OFFICER:  Detective Pat Kropholler  
CASE # 12-13295
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530 245-6157
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530 245-6135 
BY: Detective Logan Stonehouse  

CRIME/INCIDENT:  Homicide/ 187 PC 
LOCATION:  20481 Robinson Glenn Dr. Cottonwood, CA   
VICTIM(S): Duenas, Karen Kay
  DOB:  12/31/60 51 years old 
PERSON OF INTEREST:  Duenas, Mark Gilbert
            
SYNOPSIS:

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office would like to update the public about the homicide that occurred on May 04, 2012 at 20481 Robinson Glenn Dr. in Cottonwood, CA. Detectives from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit are still investigating all tips and leads that come from the public.  Investigators are continually reviewing results and reports from the Department of Justice Crime Lab of evidence that was collected. Detectives are constantly updating and staying in communication with the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office who will eventually review this case in its entirety and make the ultimate decisions on filing charges. At this time, Mark Duenas is still a primary person of interest in the murder of his wife.

If you have any information regarding this case please contact the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 530-245-6135 or Secret Witness at 530-243-2319.

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DATE/TIME: 09/12/12 1600 hours
CONTACT OFFICER:  Detective Pat Kropholler   
CASE # 12-29424
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530 245-6157
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530 245-6135 
BY: Detective Pat Kropholler 

CRIME/INCIDENT:  Attempted Homicide 
LOCATION:  The area of Snoopy Rock, State Hwy 299, Ingot, Ca  
VICTIM(S): KourKoulos, Emanuel 55 Resident of Bay area
  Photiou, Mariana-Maria  52  Resident of Bay area 
SUSPECT: White male, 5’8” to 5’9” thin build, blonde hair, tattoo on side of neck,
  (unknown right or left or design), black t-shirt, and no helmet. Last seen
  riding a black Harley Davidson type motorcycle.   

SYNOPSIS:
 
On 09/04/2012, at approximately 1941 hours, deputies responded to the area of Snoopy Rock, State Hwy 299 in Ingot for a gun shot victim.  The listed victims were on their honeymoon traveling eastbound on Highway 299. Mariana, who was driving, pulled over for her husband, Emanuel to use the restroom.   Emanuel heard what he thought to be a loud motorcycle pass his location heading westbound. As he emerged from the bushes he observed the listed suspect holding a pistol standing behind his vehicle. Mariana was not aware the suspect was there and had been looking at her laptop computer. Emanuel immediately took action, confronted the suspect and yelled a warning at his wife. A short struggle ensued in which the suspect fired one round into Emanuel’s chest. The suspect then fled the scene westbound on Highway 299 on his motorcycle. Miraculously, Emanuel was treated and released the following day for his wound.

The Sheriff’s Office is seeking any information from the public that would lead to the identification of the suspect. We believe that robbery is the motive in this case and the suspect is a local resident of Shasta County, possibly the Intermountain area.

Due to the aggressive nature of this incident and danger to the public, Secret Witness of Shasta County is offering up to $5,000.00 for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of the suspect. If you have any information regarding this case please contact the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 530-245-6135 or Secret Witness at 530-243-2319.

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DATE/TIME: 09/08/12, 0400 hrs
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Brian Jackson ID# 150
CASE #: 12-29868
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-225-3700
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sergeant B. Jackson ID# 150 

CRIME/INCIDENT: 2800.2(a) CVC: Evading Officer Willful Disregard for Public Safety
  Warrant – Tulare County – Charge Probation Violation.
LOCATION: Shasta County
VICTIM(S): State of CA 
SUSPECTS(S): Valencia, Jose Miguel; DOB:  10/26/82 HMA

SYNOPSIS:

On 09/07/12, Friday, at approximately 2257, a Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a gold, 1996 Lexus, 4 door sedan for crossing over the solid double yellow line in the area of Wonderland Blvd near the Fawndale Exit in Mountain Gate.  After the deputy activated his overhead lights for the traffic stop the Lexus, driven by Jose Miguel Valencia, fled southbound on Interstate 5 subsequently initiating a pursuit.  Valencia travelled at speeds in excess of 100 MPH in attempt to evade pursuing deputies.  Pursuing deputies lost sight of the Lexus in the area of Pine Grove and Interstate 5 in the City of Shasta Lake.

Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputies, Officers with the Redding Police Department,  California Highway Patrol and a CHP Helicopter (H14) checked the surrounding areas for approximately 10-15 minutes for the Lexus.  While in the area of Oasis Road and Interstate 5, a deputy sheriff located the Lexus travelling southbound on Interstate 5.  The deputy followed the Lexus on Interstate 5 while other deputies/officers were responding to assist.  As the Lexus passed the Highway 299/Interstate 5 interchange, the Lexus cut across the center median of Interstate 5 in response to seeing two marked patrol cars sitting on the side of the road. 

The Lexus continued northbound on Interstate 5 and was located by the CHP Helicopter that arrived overhead to assist.  The CHP Helicopter followed the Lexus as it exited Twin View Blvd and drove to the parking lot of the Best Western located near Twin View Blvd and Caterpillar Road, Redding.  With the assistance of the Redding Police Department and California Highway Patrol, Valencia was contacted and taken into custody without incident. 

Valencia was arrested for 2800.2(a) CVC: Evading Officer, Willful Disregard for Public Safety and an outstanding warrant for a probation violation from Tulare County. Valencia was booked into the Shasta County Jail.  Valencia admitted he fled from officers because he was scared and knew he had a warrant.  During a search of Valencia’s pockets, incident to his arrest a large amount of bulk U.S. Currency was found in his pockets; approximately $6500.00.  The Lexus and U.S. Currency were seized pending further investigation.  Valencia was originally travelling from Oregon prior to the incident.

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DATE/TIME: 9-6-12 1900 hrs 
CONTACT OFFICER: Lt. Tom Campbell
CASE # Numerous
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: Lt. Campbell  
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 45-6025 
BY: Lt. Tom Campbell    

CRIME/INCIDENT: Joint Enforcement Operation  
LOCATION: Mill Creek Subdivision, Oak Run, Ca 
VICTIM(S):  
SUSPECTS(S): 12 suspects

SYNOPSIS: 

On 09-06-12 at 0800 hrs, a joint operation with numerous allied agencies was conducted in the Mill Creek Subdivision which is located in Oak Run.  This operation targeted illegal marijuana cultivation, illegal timber conversion, illegal water diversion, and county building code violations.  During this operation, 942 marijuana plants were confiscated, 10 cases of timber conversion were cited, one case of water diversion was cited, and numerous county building code violations were investigated.

In all, eleven suspects were taken into custody for illegal cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sales, and conspiracy.  One suspect was taken into custody for outstanding warrants.  One juvenile was taken into protective custody by C.F.S.  Six dogs were also impounded by Animal Control.

This joint operation included the following agencies: The California Department of Fish and Game, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), California Highway Patrol, Cal-Fire, Shasta Interagency Narcotics Task Force (SINTF), Shasta County Planning Department, Shasta County Sheriff’s Marijuana Investigation Team, Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit, Sheriff’s SWAT team, Sheriff’s Animal Control, Sheriff’s Burney patrol, and Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services.

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DATE/TIME: 09/04/2012  @  1941 Hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Kropholler  #128  
CASE # 12-29424
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530 245-6157
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530 245-6135 
BY: Kropholler 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Attempted Homicide 
LOCATION: The area of Snoopy Rock, State Hwy 299, Ingot, Ca  
VICTIM(S): Kourkoucos, Emanuel 55 Resident of Bay area
  Photiou, Mariana-Maria  52  Resident of Bay area 
SUSPECT(S): White male, 5’8” to 5’9” thin build, blonde hair, black t-shirt, no helmet
  Riding a Black Harley Davidson type motorcycle   

SYNOPSIS:
On 09/04/2012, at approximately 1941 hours, Deputies responded to the area of Snoopy Rock, State Hwy 299 in Ingot for a gun shot victim.  The victims were on vacation, had pulled off the highway for the male to use the restroom.  He was confronted by the suspect, who was riding a Harley Davidson type motorcycle.  The victim saw what appeared to be a handgun and a struggle ensued.  He was shot in the once chest during the struggle and is being treated at the hospital for the injury.  Suspect left on the motorcycle.  He is described as being: White male, 5’8” to 5’9” tall, thin build, with blonde hair, wearing a black t-shirt.  He was not wearing a helmet.  Investigation is ongoing for an attempted homicide. Any information regarding this incident, please contact the numbers listed above.

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DATE/TIME: 09/04/2012 1930 hrs.
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Troy Clegg
CASE # 12-29403
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6095
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY: Sgt, Troy Clegg

CRIME/INCIDENT: Whitmore Fire   
LOCATION: Whitmore, CA
VICTIM(S): N/A
SUSPECT(S): N/A 

SYNOPSIS:
On today’s date at approximately 1600 hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist Cal-Fire with evacuations on the north side of Whitmore Road between Buggy Lane and Fern Road.  A fire started in an area just east of Buggy Lane and moved towards the northeast.  It is unknown at this time if any structures were lost, fire personnel is still assessing the damage.  

As of 1900 hours, all evacuations and road closures have been lifted.  All areas have been lifted and re-opened to residents only.  Anyone driving in the fire area please, watch for fire apparatus and drive very carefully for the safety of fire personnel and citizens in this area. There is still fire personnel and equipment in the area.

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DATE/TIME: 09/04/2012 at 1500 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Animal Regulations Officer Colleen Ferrara
CASE #  12-29290
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6066
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025
BY: Officer Colleen Ferrara   

CRIME/INCIDENT: Vicious Dog
LOCATION:  7050 Rector Creek Road, Igo Ca.
VICTIM: Lewis, Marge (78 years old)

SYNOPSIS:
On Monday September 3, 2012, Shasta County Sheriff Animal Regulation Officers responded to a dog attack that occurred on Rector Creek Road in Igo at approximately 1530 hours. The victim, Marge Lewis, was attempting to make contact with a resident at 7050 Rector Creek Road when two pitbulls attacked the dog that Lewis had with her. While Lewis attempted to protect her dog, she was attacked by the two pitbulls, sustaining serious injuries.  It was determined the two pitbulls posed a threat to public safety so they were seized immediately under the Food and Agriculture Code 31625.  The actions and behaviors of these dogs met the criteria of a “Potentially Dangerous/Vicious Dog” as defined in section 31602 and/or section 31603 of the Food and Agriculture Code. Subsequently, the dogs were impounded and are in quarantine pending further investigation.

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DATE/TIME: 09/04/2012 0817 hrs
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Pat Kropholler
CASE # 12-19411
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6157
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6135 
BY: Detective Pat Kropholler

CRIME/INCIDENT: Felony Warrant Arrest for Attempt Homicide, Kidnapping, Attempted Armed
  Robbery, Conspiracy and Assault with a Firearm on a Person.
LOCATION: T/A Truck Center, Redding California   
SUSPECT(S): Bugarin,Jerome Antonio - 27 Years Old - Resident of Anderson CA.                 

SYNOPSIS: 

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crime’s Unit has been investigating an attempted robbery reported in the early morning hours on June 20th, 2012 at the T/A Truck Center off Knighton Rd in Redding.  The victim(s) reported an unknown male subject attempted to rob them while in the parking lot.  The suspect, who was later identified as Darryl Jernigan fired several rounds from a pistol at the victim’s vehicle.  Although the occupants of the vehicle, which sustained damage from the gunfire, were not injured, a bystander who was refueling his car was shot in the leg.  Jernigan was located days after the shooting and booked at the Shasta County Jail where he is awaiting court action.

Investigators, from the onset of this investigation, were immediately suspicious of the victim’s stories about why and what they were doing at the T/A Truck Center at that hour.

Two additional co-conspirators have been identified in this case.  One of which is 21-year old Deshawn Delovis Ronald Young-Dabney of Redding, California.  Young-Dabney was arrested in Martin Luther King Park on August 29th, 2012, on a warrant issued for his arrest in connection with this investigation. The second is 27-year old Jerome Antonio Bugarin of Anderson. Bugarin turned himself into the Shasta County Jail this morning.

Investigators believe this incident stemmed from an illegal prescription drug transaction in which Jernigan, Young-Dabney and Bugarin planned to rob their intended buyers the “victims” in this case. Due to the nature of the charges, the victim’s names will remain confidential. However, it is clear this investigation concluded the victims were the intended buyers of over a thousand tablets of prescription pain medication valuing over $10,000.00. It is believed that the medication promised never existed.

Both co-conspirators in this case had knowledge that Jernigan was intending to rob the buyers of the $10,000.00 and acted as “lookouts” and “getaway driver” for him however, Young-Dabney and Bugarin fled the scene after the shooting leaving Jernigan behind. It should be noted that Jernigan is a self-proclaimed member of the “Bloods” criminal street gang out of St. Louis Missouri. He is also being charged with enhancements related to being a member of a recognized criminal street gang.

Jerome Bugarin is charged with Kidnapping (207(a) PC), Attempted Robbery (664/211 PC) Assaulted with a Deadly Weapon (245(a)(2) PC), Attempted Homicide (664/187 PC), and Conspiracy (182(a)(2) PC).  Bugarin is being held at the Shasta County Jail in Lieu of $500,000.00 bail. 

This case was investigated by Detective Gene Randall, assisted by other detectives of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit.

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DATE/TIME: 09/02/2012 @ 2015 hrs.
CONTACT OFFICER: Dep. Moody #1853
CASE # 12- 29182
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6075
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 
BY: Deputy Caporusso #130 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Boating Accident
LOCATION:   Shasta Lake
VICTIM(S):  Stephen Minuth age 66 from Dunsmuir, CA.

SYNOPSIS:

On 09/02/2012, at about 1730 hrs, the Shasta County Boating Safety Unit (BSU) responded to a boating accident on Shasta Lake near Dewebber point.  Steven Minuth, age 66 from Dunsmuir, was injured when the PWC/jet ski he was driving collided with a boat driven by his brother, Michael Minuth from Aptos, CA.

Witnesses assisted Boating Safety Deputies in transporting Steven Minuth to Bridge Bay Resort.  He was treated by paramedics and transported by helicopter to Mercy Hospital. The collision is under investigation.  Steven Minuth was wearing a Coast Guard approved PFD, and alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

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DATE/TIME: 9/01/2012 @ 1357 hrs
CONTACT OFFICER: Lt. Mark Lillibridge
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6095
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025

CRIME/INCIDENT: Power Fire
LOCATION: Burney, Ca

SYNOPSIS:

On today’s date at approximately 1357 hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office started evacuations on the North side of Hwy 299 between Ivan Marx Road and Shasta Street. Residents were evacuated to the Burney Evacuation Center at the Word of Life Assemblies. The residents that were affected by the evacuation were on the following streets: Elm, Juniper, Cedar, Holly, Timber, Maple, Poplar, Tamarack, Goose Valley, Columbine, Aubury Ridge Rd, Mariposa Way, Syringa Road, and Camas Road. Road blocks were set up at Hwy 299 and the following roads: Ivan Marx, Goose Valley, Cedar, Timber, and Shasta.

As of 2030 hours, all evacuation and road closures have been lifted. All areas have been opened for residents and the evacuation center has been closed. Anyone driving in the fire area please, watch for fire apparatus and drive very carefully for the safety of fire personnel and citizens in this area Another arrest warrant has been issued for the third defendant whose identify has not been released at this time. The investigation is continuing.

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August 2012

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DATE/TIME: 08/31/12 1500 hrs
CONTACT OFFICER: Detective Pat Kropholler
CASE # 12-19411
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6157
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6135 
BY: Detective Pat Kropholler

CRIME/INCIDENT: Felony Warrant Arrest for Attempt Homicide, Kidnapping, Attempted Armed
  Robbery, Conspiracy and Assault with a Firearm on a Person.
LOCATION: T/A Truck Center, Redding California   
SUSPECT(S): Suspect #1- Deshawn Delovis Ronald Young-Dabney  DOB 4/9/91 of Redding
  Suspect#2-   Withheld
                 
SYNOPSIS:
The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crime’s Unit has been investigating an attempted robbery reported in the early morning hours on June 20th, 2012.  The victim(s) reported an unknown male subject attempted to rob them while in the parking lot of the T/A Truck Center off Knighton Rd.  The suspect, who was later identified as Darryl Jernigan fired several rounds from a pistol at the victim’s vehicle.  Although the occupants of the vehicle, which sustained damage from the gunfire, were not injured, a bystander who was refueling his car was shot in the leg.  Jernigan was located days after the shooting and booked at the Shasta County Jail where he is awaiting court action.

Two additional co-conspirators were identified in this case.  One of which is 21-year old Deshawn Delovis Ronald Young-Dabney of Redding, California.  Young-Dabney was arrested in Martin Luther King Park on August 29th, 2012, on a warrant issued for his arrest in connection with this investigation. 

Investigators believe this incident stemmed from an illegal prescription drug transaction in which Jernigan and his co-conspirators planned to rob their intended buyers.

During the course of this investigation, peripheral to the incident at the T/A Center, evidence was obtained that Young-Dabney had engaged in unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor under 18. That victim will remain confidential.

Young-Dabney was charged with Kidnapping (207(a) PC), Attempted Robbery (664/211 PC) Assault with a Deadly Weapon (245(a)(2) PC), Attempted Homicide (664/187 PC), Conspiracy (182(a)(2) PC), and Unlawful Sexual Intercourse (261.5(c) PC).  Young-Dabney is being held at the Shasta County Jail in Lieu of $725,000.00 bail. 

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DATE/TIME: 8/31/2012 at 1030 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Barry Powell
CASE # 12-28658
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 351-5240  
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025  
BY: Sgt. B. Powell 

CRIME/INCIDENT: 11358 H&S- Marijuana Cultivation
  11359 H&S- Possession of Marijuana for sale
  182 PC- Conspiracy
LOCATION: Patterson Ranch Rd/ Dunn Moody Rd.  Montgomery Creek, CA
VICTIM(S): State of California 
SUSPECTS(S): Ghadiri, Mahbod Hasan - 40 years old
  Braulio, Antonio Guillermo - 47 years old
  Aparicio-Reyes, Jose Javier - 33 years old
  Angelo, James Peter - 32 years old
  Barriga, Israel Hermosillo - 37 years old
  Palmer, Leland Roy - 56 years old

SYNOPSIS:
On August 29th, members of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Marijuana Investigative Team conducted a raid on two separate properties off Patterson Ranch Rd and Dunn Moody Rd. in the area of Montgomery Creek, in Shasta CA.  From evidence gathered, the two properties were found to be in connection with each other.  Ghadiri, Braulio, Aparicio-Reyes were arrested at the Patterson Ranch Rd. cultivation site and Barriaga and Palmer were arrested at the Dunn Moody Rd. cultivation site.  A total of 335 marijuana plants were eradicated and destroyed.  Evidence supporting possession of marijuana for sale was also located during the investigation.   

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DATE/TIME: 08/28/2012 @ 1900 hrs
CONTACT OFFICER: Deputy Moody #1853
CASE # 12- 28363
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6075
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Deputy Caporusso #130

CRIME/INCIDENT: Boating Accident
LOCATION: McCloud Arm on Lake Shasta  
VICTIM(S): Jafar, Jenin - DOB: 11/08/2006  Fremont, CA
FATHER: Jafar, Rami Fremont, CA    

SYNOPSIS:
The 5 year old girl that was the victim of the boating accident on Lake Shasta is listed as Jenin Jafar of Fremont CA.  Her father is Rami Jafar, also of Fremont CA.  

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DATE/TIME: 8/25/12 @ 1200 hrs.
CONTACT OFFICER: Lt. Mark Lillibridge
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6059

CRIME/INCIDENT: Ponderosa Fire - Update
LOCATION: Shingletown, Ca.

SYNOPSIS:
All road closures in the affected evacuation areas have been lifted as of the above listed date and time. Cal-fire will be continuing to work in this area and recommends that the public travel in this area only if necessary, and to be cautious when doing so. 

The Sheriff’s Office wishes to thank all those involved who assisted in fighting this fire.

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DATE/TIME: 008/24/2012 @ 1200 hrs
CONTACT OFFICER: Lt. Mark Lillibridge  
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 339-0621
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER:  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Ponderosa Fire  
LOCATION:  Shingletown, CA 
 
SYNOPSIS:
On today’s date at approximately 1200 hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office along with the Department of Public Works and Traffic Solutions will open Rock Creek Road, Ponderosa Way, and Forwards Mill Road to residents of the appropriate areas where they reside.  Only residents with proper identification will be allowed into these areas.  There is still fire personnel working in the areas listed below and the conditions are not in favor of opening the entire area to all citizens.

Closed areas still in effect: south of Highway 44 between S-line and A-line road.  That includes the following roads leading south of Highway 44: A-line, S-line, and P-line.  Long Hay Flat Road at Bailey Creek, and Rock Creek Road at Bailey Creek.

All private roads and Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) roads, south of Highway 44 are still closed until further notice.

All burned areas are closed until further notice.

All dirt roads and SPI roads are closed south of Shingletown, please refrain from trying to enter this area. This will only delay fire suppression in the area.

The Sheriff’s Office wants to thank the citizens and the public for their patience regarding the road closures.  The closures are a necessity and an obligation of the Sheriff”s Office to keep everyone safe from the impeding fires that invaded the areas south of Shingletown and to maintain a safe area for fire crews.

For additional information regarding the current fire situation, the number is 225-2510.  To report a crime or any type of emergency the number is always 911.  If you need to contact the Sheriffs office for a non-emergency incident, the phone number is 245-6540.

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DATE/TIME: 08/22/2012 @ 1230 Hrs.
CONTACT OFFICER: Lt. Tom Campbell
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-262-5757
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6080
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: Ponderosa Fire 
LOCATION: Shingletown, Ca. 

SYNOPSIS:
On today’s date at approximately 1230 hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office along with the Department of Public Works and California Highway Patrol, will open Highway 44 in both directions through Shingletown.  The Sheriff’s Office is asking that only residents return to the appropriate areas where they reside.  Those that try to access the area will only cause undue traffic congestion and delay the possibility of further areas being opened.  There is still an active fire south of Highway 44 and the conditions are not in favor of opening the entire area. 

Highway 44 from Shingletown through Lassen Park and Highway 89 will be open.  All roads leading north of Highway 44 in Shingletown will also be open. 

Closed areas still in effect: South of Highway 44 between S-line and A-line roads.  That includes the following roads leading south of Highway 44:  S-line, P-line, Long Hay Flat Road, Rock Creek Road and Viola Road.

All private roads and Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) roads sough of Highway 44 are still closed until further notice.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is asking everyone that lives south of Highway 44 between S-line and A-line roads to please stay out of the area and do not try to access your home.  The attempt to enter the area will only cause traffic congestion, confusion and delays to the residents trying to access the open areas of Shingletown.

The road closure at Wilson Hill and Rock Creek Road remain closed due to the active and unstable fire in Tehama County.  The road closure at Wilson Hill and Grace Lake will remained closed.  Cal-Fire is using these areas to access the fire on the south side of Shingletown.  All dirt roads and SPI roads are closed south of Shingletown.  Please refrain from trying to enter this area as this will only delay fire suppression in the area.

The Sheriff’s Office wants to thank the citizens and the public for their patience regarding the road closures.  The closures are a necessity and an obligation of the Sheriff’s Office to keep everyone safe from the impeding fires that invaded the areas south of Shingletown. 

For additional information regarding the current fire situation, call 225-2510.  To report a crime or any type of emergency, the number is always 911.  If you need to contact the Sheriff’s Office for a non-emergency incident, call 245-6540.

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DATE/TIME: 08/22/2012 @ 1100 Hrs.
CONTACT OFFICER: Lt. Tom Campbell
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-262-5757
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6080
 
CRIME/INCIDENT: Ponderosa Fire 
LOCATION: Shingletown, Ca. 

SYNOPSIS:
On today’s date at approximately 1100 hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office along with the Department of Public Works and California Highway Patrol, will open a section of Highway 44 in Shingletown for eastbound traffic only and only for the residents of Shingletown.  The Sheriff’s Office is asking that residents return to the appropriate areas where they reside.  Those that try to access the area will only cause undue traffic congestion and delay the possibility of further areas being opened.  The Sheriff’s Office is currently working on plans with Cal-Fire to open the remaining sections of Highway 44. 

Highway 44 leading east to Airport Way will be opened.  That includes all roads leading north and south off Highway 44 at airport Way.  All roads east of Airport Way will remain closed until further notice.

All private roads and Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) roads east of Airport Way are closed until further notice.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is asking everyone that lives east of Airport Way to please stay out of the area and do not try to access your home.  The attempt to enter the area will only cause traffic congestion, confusion and delays to the residents trying to access the open areas of Shingletown.

The road closures at Wilson Hill and Rock Creek Road remain closed due to the active and unstable fire in Tehama County.  The road closure at Wilson Hill and Grace Lake will remained closed.  Cal-Fire is using these areas to access the fire on the south side of Shingletown.  All dirt roads and SPI roads are closed south of Shingletown.  Please refrain from trying to enter this area as this will only delay fire suppression in the area.

The Sheriff’s Office wants to thank the citizens and the public for their patience regarding the road closures.  The closures are a necessity and an obligation of the Sheriff’s Office to keep everyone safe from the impeding fires that invaded the areas south of Shingletown. 

For additional information regarding the current fire situation, call 225-2510.  To report a crime or any type of emergency, the number is always 911.  If you need to contact the Sheriff’s Office for a non-emergency incident, call 245-6540. 

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DATE/TIME: 08/21/2012
CONTACT OFFICER: LT. BRESHEARS
CASE #                                     
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6137
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER:   
BY: Mo Hern    

CRIME/INCIDENT:  
LOCATION: PONDEROSA FIRE
VICTIM(S):  
SUSPECTS(S): 

SYNOPSIS:
The hard closure of Highway 44 will not be lifted.  At this time it is too early to speculate when Highway 44 road closure will be lifted.

Law enforcement and fire personnel are evaluating the fire.  We are looking at the weather and safety conditions hour by hour in hopes to allow the residents to return to their homes safely.

Resources are stretched thin and fire suppression activities are still in effect. We do not want to lift closures prematurely  and open up the area with unsafe conditions.

When it is determined the road opening can be sustained, the residents will be allowed to return to their homes. 

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DATE/TIME:  8/21/2012 @ 1230 hrs
CONTACT OFFICER:  Lt. Tom Campbell
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-262-5757
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER:  530-245-6080

CRIME/INCIDENT:  Ponderosa Fire 
LOCATION:   Shingletown, Ca. 

SYNOPSIS:
On Saturday, August 18, 2012 @ 1712 Hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Ponderosa Fire in the area of Shingletown and Manton.

Due to the threat of life from the fire, evacuations were immediately initiated in the affected areas and Highway 44 was shut down between Shingletown and Viola.  Since that time, security details have been patrolling the evacuated areas and will remain until the residents are allowed to return to their homes.

The following agencies have been involved in the operation:

Cal Fire, Anderson PD, Red Cross, Salvation Army, Department of Public Works, County Roads
Department, CAL EMA, Haven Humane Society, Shasta County Animal Control, Tehama County Sheriff, California Highway Patrol, Cal Trans and Shasta County Search & Rescue.

We would like to thank the community and express our appreciation for all of their cooperation and support.

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DATE/TIME: 8/19/2012 @ 1437 hrs.
CONTACT OFFICER: Lt. Tom Campbell
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-262-5757 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER:  530-722-9161

CRIME/INCIDENT: Ponderosa Fire - Update
LOCATION: Shingletown, Ca.

SYNOPSIS:
The road closure due to the Ponderosa Fire is being moved to Hwy. 44 and Forest Service Rd. 32N17, and is closed to west bound traffic beyond this point.

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DATE/TIME: 8/19/2012 @ 1251 hrs.
CONTACT OFFICER: Capt. Forrest Bartell
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-262-5757 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6080

CRIME/INCIDENT: Ponderosa Fire – Road Closure (Correction)
LOCATION: Shingletown, Ca.

SYNOPSIS:
The road closure due to the Ponderosa Fire is being moved from Big Wheels at Hwy. 44 to Hwy. 44 east at Brush Oak  to Viola.

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DATE/TIME: 8/19/2012 @ 1053 hrs
CONTACT OFFICER: Capt. Forrest Bartell
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-262-5757
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6080 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Ponderosa Fire 
LOCATION: Shingletown, Ca.

SYNOPSIS:
The evacuation center for the Ponderosa fire has been moved from Junction School in Palo Cedro to Big League Dreams in Redding.  Big League Dreams is located at 20155 Viking Way, off of Old Oregon Trail.

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DATE/TIME: 8/19/2012 @ 0930 hrs
CONTACT OFFICER: Capt. Forest Bartell
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-262-5757
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6080

CRIME/INCIDENT: Ponderosa Fire 
LOCATION: Shingletown, Ca.

SYNOPSIS:
The Shasta County Sheriff, Tom Bosenko, has declared a State of Emergency for Shasta County. The Ponderosa Fire, which started in the Manton area of Tehama County, has spread north into the Shingletown area of Shasta County.  Evacuations have been completed in some areas of Shingletown, with other areas still in progress.  Evacuation notices will continue throughout the day.

Sheriff’s Office and County Personnel have been stretched to the limit and continue to address issues surrounding the fire.  The evacuation center for the fire is at Junction School in Palo Cedro.  At this time 400 homes have been contacted for evacuation, but that number is expected to grow to 700 by this afternoon.

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DATE/TIME: 08-17-12 1510 hrs.
CONTACT OFFICER: Lt. Dave Kent
CASE # N/A
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6121   
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY: Lt. Dave Kent  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Inmate Transport  
LOCATION: Shasta County 
VICTIM(S): N/A 
SUSPECTS(S): See below

SYNOPSIS:
Today, August 17, 2012, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office implemented a new program by sending out our first transport of post-sentenced inmates to a non-contiguous out-of-county jail facility.  Sheriff Bosenko has been working diligently with various Northern County Sheriffs to help strengthen local offender accountability. 

El Dorado County is the first of several counties to have an Out-Of-County Inmate Bed contract in place with Shasta County, which allows our jail facility to transfer locally sentenced offenders, who have continuously failed to report to their court-ordered programs, to serve their time in other counties where inmate bed space is available. 

This morning, the Sheriff’s Custody Division transported seven inmates to El Dorado County to serve their sentences.  The custody times owed by these inmates, range from 37 days to 421 days.  The inmates who were transported to El Dorado County are as follows:

• Genaro Maravilla, of Redding
• Rocky Summage, of Redding   
• Michael Wall, of Redding 
• Sean McCune, of Redding  
• Donald Stradley, of Redding
• Lavern Rubio, of Redding
• Tyler Yarnell, of Shasta Lake City

Several of these above-listed inmates were arrested in yesterday’s warrant sweep operation, which was conducted by officers and deputies from Redding Police, Anderson Police, County Probation, State Parole and the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office. 

This warrant sweep and subsequent out-of-county inmate transport program is the first of a multitude of scheduled events that will take place in the near future in an effort to restore local offender compliance and accountability.

Sheriff Bosenko would like to send a firm message to all of the locally sentenced people, who owe work time as well as pre-sentenced court “no-show” offenders, to hold themselves accountable for their actions and follow through with their criminal cases, or eventually face the possibility of serving time in another county.  Warrant sweeps and utilizing out-of-county jail beds will continue to improve offender accountability and public safety.

Please contact Lt. Dave Kent at the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Custody Division at 530-245-6121, for any further information about this new program.

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DATE/TIME: 08/17/2012 2030hrs
CONTACT OFFICER: Sandbloom #141
CASE # 12-27249
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6075 
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sandbloom #141   

CRIME/INCIDENT: 655(F) H&N Boating Under the Influence accident causing injury
LOCATION: Morley Cove, Lake Shasta, Sacramento Arm
VICTIM(S): Jones, Jennifer DOB 11/24/1971 Mount Vernon, Washington
SUSPECTS(S): Lervold, Brandon DOB 8/3/1983

SYNOPSIS:
On Friday, 8/17/12 at approximately 2030 hours, Brandon Lervold was operating a PWC on Lake Shasta in the area of Morley Cove. Jennifer Jones was a passenger on the PWC. Lervold was unfamiliar with the area, was operating the PWC after sunset, and was traveling at approximately 25 MPH when he ran aground. Both Lervold and Jones were ejected from the PWC onto the shore. Both Lervold and Jones received injuries in the collision. Lervold and Jones were picked up by passers-by and taken to the Sheriffs Boating Safety Office for assistance. Deputies investigating the incident determined that Lervold was under the influence of alcohol. Lervold also admitted to Deputies that he was driving the PWC at the time of the collision and consuming alcohol during the day. Lervold failed Field Sobriety Tests and was arrested for Boating Under the Influence Causing Injury. Jones was treated and released at the scene. Lervold was treated at Shasta Regional Medical Center, and then booked into the Shasta County Jail for 655(F) H&N, Boating Under the Influence, Causing Injury.

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DATE/TIME: 08-16-12 2100 hrs.
CONTACT OFFICER: Lt. Dave Kent
CASE # N/A
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6121   
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025
BY: Lt. Dave Kent  

CRIME/INCIDENT: Warrant Sweep  
LOCATION: Shasta County 
VICTIM(S): N/A 
SUSPECTS(S): See below

SYNOPSIS:
On 08-16-12, deputies and officers from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Redding Police Department, Anderson Police Department, Shasta County Probation, California State Parole, and the Shasta Interagency Narcotic Task Force conducted a joint “warrant sweep” operation.

This operation was conducted in an attempt to locate and incarcerate high risk offenders with active warrants from various communities who were considered a threat to the safety of the citizens of Shasta County.

Today’s operation focused on over 40 high risk offenders that had absconded or failed to report to the Sheriff’s Work Release program, County Probation or with State Parole.

The following subjects were arrested for no bail-felony warrants during the operation and were subsequently booked into the Shasta County Jail:

Rocky Summage of Redding – owed 57 days of custody time;
Michael Wall of Redding – owed 61 days of custody time;
Vern Saelorn of Redding – owed 89 days of custody time;
Donald Stradley of Redding – owed 37 days of custody time.

A total of six subjects were arrested.  Two other subjects were cited and released in the field.  A total of 11 warrants were served during today’s operation.  The above mentioned four arrestees will remain in custody.

On behalf of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, I want to thank all of our local agency’s officers and support staff who took part in making this operation successful.

Contact Lt. Dave Kent at the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Custody Division at 530-245-6121, for any further information about this operation.

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DATE/TIME: 08/09/12 0930 Hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. B. Powell
CASE # 12-26088
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: 530-351-5240
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: 530-245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Barry Powell  

CRIME/INCIDENT:
  11358 H&S-cultivation of marijuana
  11359 H&S-Possession of marijuana for sale
  11379.6(a) H&S-Manufacture of controlled Substance
  12023(a) PC-Armed during commission of a crime 
  182 PC-Conspiracy

LOCATION: 20419 Old Mill Rd., Lakehead, Ca. 

SUSPECTS(S):
  Ednie, Alexander