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(530) 245-6100

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(530) 245-6540

For any CCW, Fingerprint, or Crime report questions please call:
(530) 245-6025

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(530) 245-6025

Email: Sheriff
Fax: (530) 245-6054
Address: 1525 Court St.
Redding, CA 96001

Press Releases

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AUGUST ​​2015 

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On 08/24/2015 at approximately 1930 hours, Deputies with the City of Shasta Lake responded to the area of Craftsman and Bloomsbury streets, on a report of an 11-year-old male being hit by a car while on his bicycle.

The driver of the car, a middle aged female of East Indian decent, was driving a black, late 2000’s Toyota Corolla.  The Toyota sustained slight damage to the front drivers side bumper from the collision. Witnesses state the driver drove the injured boy to his home where neighbors removed the child from the car and told the driver they would take care of him.  The responsible driver left the scene without reporting the incident to Law Enforcement or leaving her contact information.

The child has been transferred to UC Davis where he is being treated for trauma to his head.

Anyone with information on the vehicle or drivers identity is encouraged to contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Shasta Lake Station.  530-245-6540 reference Deputy K. Bodner

Forrest Bartell, Captain
City of Shasta Lake

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On 08/21/2015, Friday, at 1110 hours, Jones Valley Fire personnel, AMR ambulance and Shasta County Boating Safety Officers responded to a 55 year old male found floating in the water near the Jones Valley Public Boat Launch. The male, who was wearing a life jacket, had been removed from the water by a friend and lifesaving efforts were started. Fire and AMR personnel arrived and continued lifesaving efforts. The male did not respond to the care and was declared deceased at 1143 hours. The decedent’s next of kin has been notified and he is identified as John Chamberlain, 55 years old of Martinez, California.  

On 08/24/2015, the postmortem exam was completed by the Shasta County Coroner’s Office. The exam showed the decedent passed of natural causes and not drowning.  

Dustin Reynolds #169
Deputy Coroner
530-225-5551

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August 21, 2015 

On Wednesday August 19th, 2015 and Thursday August 20th, 2015, agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Investigative Team (SMIT), Shasta Interagency Narcotic Task Force (SINTF), California Department of Fish and Wildlife Marijuana Enforcement Team, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Wetland Team, Cal-Fire and Shasta County Code Enforcement conducted a multi-agency joint operation within the Mill Creek Sub division in Oak Run, CA.

The focus of the operation was to investigate violations of the California Health and Safety code, violations of the Shasta County Marijuana Ordinance, timber conversions, water diversions and building code violations.

As a result of the two day operation, agents conducted approximately 39 marijuana investigations and eradicated 4,275 marijuana plants. The investigations resulted in either violations of the California Health and Safety Code or a violation of the Shasta County Marijuana Ordinance or a combination of both.  Multiple cases will be submitted to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office for review.

Cal-Fire documented 15 illegal Timber Harvest Conversions during the operation. Agents with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Wetlands Team documented 4 water diversions in Mill Creek, 3 streambed altercations and 3 pollution violations.  Shasta County Code Enforcement also documented multiple building code violations at multiple parcels within the sub division.

Sgt. Barry Powell
(530) 351-5240
(530) 722-9161
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August 20, 2015

On Tuesday, 08/11/15, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Miller Mountain Road, Whitmore, CA for a report of a decomposing dead body in a wooded area. The body was identified after autopsy as that of Charles Owen Boyt, 35 years old from the City of Shasta Lake, CA.  During the autopsy, injuries were discovered and Boyt’s death has been determined to be a result of Homicide.  Boyt was last seen at his residence in the City of Shasta Lake on or around 06/07/15. 

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit has been assigned to the investigation and have been conducting follow up since 08/11/15.  The Sheriff’s Office asks that if anyone has information as to circumstances surround Boyt’s death, as well as his body being found in Whitmore, to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (530) 245-6135, email: mcu@co.shasta.ca.us, or through Secret Witness at (530) 243-2319.  There is no evidence to support that the general public is or has been at risk.  The Sheriff’s Office will release additional information as it becomes available and necessary.

15-29736
Shasta County Sheriff’s Office
Major Crimes Unit
Sergeant Brian Jackson
(530) 245-6172

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On 08/18/15, Tuesday, at 1957 hours, deputies with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office and EMS personnel were dispatched to the Cottonwood Oaks Mobile Home Park, 3850 Main Street Cottonwood, CA for a reported drowning of a two year old female victim.  The victim had been in a bathtub with her four year old sister taking a bath.  The two girls were left unattended for a brief time while their mother, Kandice Stephens was cooking dinner and their father, Paul Stephens was completing an online order on the computer.  The time frame was a possible, 1-5 minutes and the children could be heard playing and being loud. During this time frame the four year older sister exited the bathroom and told the parents that her sister was dead. 

Kandice entered the bathroom and found the two year old lying face down in the bathtub that was filled with about 3 inches of water. The Victim was unresponsive and blue when she was removed from the bathtub. Kandice immediately began CPR as Paul called 9-1-1 for assistance.  Upon EMS personnel’s arrival the Victim was transported to Mercy Medical Center where she was treated and a pulse was obtained after CPR and lifesaving efforts were performed.  The Victim was subsequently transported to UC Davis for additional treatment. The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit was called out to assist with the investigation.

On Wednesday, 08/19/15 the Victim died while at UC Davis.  Both parents and the four year old have been interviewed by detectives and there does not appear to be any foul play involved.  The names of the Victim and the four year old sister will not be released due to the circumstances.  The Shasta County Coroner’s Office will be conducting an autopsy at a later date to confirm cause of death.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone that it just takes a few seconds for a drowning tragedy to occur.   Please keep an eye on young children in and around water, regardless of the depth of the water. 

15-30764
Shasta County Sheriff’s Office
Major Crimes Unit
Sergeant Brian Jackson
530-245-6172

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On Monday, 08-17-15, at approximately 0251 hours, deputies were dispatched to the 2400 block of Cana Drive in the City of Shasta Lake, for the report of a residential burglary, which had just occurred. The neighbors of the residence called to report they heard glass breaking at the residence next door. When they looked out the window they saw two male subjects running from the residence with what looked like items in their hands.

Deputies met with victims Sarah Taylor (20 yr. old) and Zachary Sandberg (21 yr. old) at the residence. While checking the residence, deputies located a broken kitchen window and several spots of blood. The blood was around the window and throughout the residence. Missing from the residence were numerous items, including a PlayStation 3. During the investigation, while checking the neighborhood, deputies contacted the suspect, Derek Layman (19 yrs. old). Layman told deputies he was coming home from a friend’s residence where he had been at all night. Several of the things Layman said, and some of the things he was wearing, made the deputy suspicious, so Layman was detained.

Once Layman was detained, he told deputies the real story. He and a 14 yr. old male juvenile broke into the residence and took the items. Layman told the deputies where the juvenile lived and where the items were stashed. The items were recovered and returned to the owners. Layman was booked into the Shasta County Jail for 459 P.C. Residential Burglary. The juvenile was treated for injuries to his hands and booked into the Shasta County Juvenile Hall, also for 459 P.C. Residential Burglary.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the public for being attentive to what goes on in their neighborhoods. Without vigilant neighbors this crime would not have been solved so quickly and may have gone unsolved altogether.

Sergeant Michael Peery
Case # 15-30538
Monday, August 17, 2015

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On 8-15-15, at 1646 hours, SHASCOM Dispatch received a report of a possible drowning north of Morley Cove on the Sacramento River arm of Lake Shasta. Sheriff’s Boating Safety units responded and discovered that Dayna Lynn Waltrip, 32 years of age, of Santa Cruz, CA, had been swimming near a houseboat she and family members had rented. The houseboat was moored to the bank and witnesses told officers that Waltrip was last seen swimming at the rear of their houseboat when she went under the water and did not resurface.

At approximately 1825 hours, Sheriff’s Office Dive Team members located Waltrip in approximately 25 feet of water in the area she was last seen. The cause of death is pending autopsy results by the Shasta County Coroner’s Office.
  
Case# 15-30347
Deputy Dave Compomizzo
530-245-6075

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Between August 10-13, 2015, Agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Investigative Team, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Marijuana Enforcement Team, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Wetland Team, Shasta County Code Enforcement, Bureau of Land Management, and C.A.M.P (Campaign Against Marijuana Planting) conducted several marijuana operations in Shasta County.

On Monday 8/10 agents conducted an operation in a rural area near Snow Creek north/west of Shingletown, CA. During entry into the cultivation site, agents encountered one Hispanic male adult, identified as Lauriano Farias Ochoa. Ochoa failed verbal commands and fled from agents.  A K-9 was deployed and was able to assist in the apprehension of Farias. Ochoa was later determined to be from Jalisco, Mexico. Agents located and seized 1,145 growing marijuana plants along with scales and packaging material. Additionally, during reclamation efforts agents seized approximately 500 lbs of garbage, pesticides, and miscellaneous items.

On Tuesday morning 8/11 agents conducted an operation on public land north/west of Shingletown. A total of 1,142 growing marijuana plants were subsequently eradicated and seized.  No suspects were encountered. Later Tuesday afternoon Agents conducted an operation south of Oak Run to Fern Rd in Oak Run, CA. Agents located and seized 2,377 marijuana plants. One Hispanic male adult was observed working in the grow site, however, the suspect fled from officers and was able to avoid apprehension.

On Wednesday morning 8/12 agents conducted an operation in Mosquito Creek near McCardle Flat. During this operation 398 marijuana plants were eradicated and seized. On Wednesday afternoon Shasta County Code Enforcement and California Fish and Wildlife conducted several investigations in the Highland Lakes road area of Lakehead, CA. A total of 471 growing marijuana plants were seized. Numerous code and environmental violations were cited.

On Thursday 8/13 agents conducted an operation off Backbone Rd in rural Eastern Shasta County.  During entry agents encountered two Hispanic male adults. Both suspects were taken into custody without incident.  The subjects were identified as Miguel Torres Delgado and Jose De Jesus Castellanos-Ramirez. Both subjects were determined to be from Jalisco, Mexico. Agents seized 11,113 plants from the grow site along with approximately 14 lbs of processed marijuana, scales and packaging material.  Agents additionally removed approximately 2,300 lbs of fertilizer and over 1,000 lbs of miscellaneous growing materials, pesticides and trash during reclamation efforts.  

A total of 16,646 marijuana plants were eradicated this week from public and private land in Shasta County. Additionally, officers removed approximately 4,400 pounds of trash, pesticides, and fertilizer during reclamation efforts and a total of three arrests were made.

The subjects arrested this week were subsequently booked into the Shasta County Jail on a combination of the below listed charges.

  11358 H&S- Marijuana Cultivation
  11359 H&S- Possession of Marijuana for Sale
  182 PC- Conspiracy
  148(a)(1) PC- Obstruct/Resist an Officer
  1602(a) F&G- Water Diversion
  5652 F&G- Place pollutant near State Waters
  5650 (a) F&G- Pollute Waters
  487(a)- Grand Theft (Water)

Sgt. Barry Powell
(530) 351-5240
(530) 722-9161
August 13, 2015

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August 13, 2015

On 08-05-2015, Wednesday, at 0755 hours, Shascom received a call regarding a body in the area of the 19000 block of Lorina Drive in Anderson. Upon arrival the decedent was located in a ravine approximately 150 yards west of a residence. Upon inspecting the decedent, several tattoos were located. Based on the decedent’s tattoos he was positively identified as Missing Person, Michael Holliday, 37 years old of Anderson. Holliday was reported missing on 07-31-2015 by family members. Next of kin have been notified.

Based on the scene and body position the death is being treated as suspicious. Shasta County Major Crimes Unit was on scene and assisted with the investigation. A post mortem exam was completed on Friday, 08-07-2015. The cause of death is pending toxicology results and further investigation.
 
Dustin Reynolds #169
Deputy Coroner
530-255-5551

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August 13, 3015

On 08/07/2015, Friday, at 2151 hours, California Highway Patrol reported a motor vehicle accident on Highway 44 in the area of Gilbert Road.  The collision involved two vehicles.  Vehicle 1, a 2001 GMC Sierra pickup, was being operated by James York, 24 years old of Redding.  Vehicle 2, a 2007 Honda CRV, was being operated by Mercedes Avelar, 65 years old of Palo Cedro.

York was travelling west on Hwy 44 when he crossed the double yellow line hitting Avelar head on.  Vehicle 1 was on its wheels with major front end damage.  Vehicle 2 had rolled, ending on the driver’s side and roof area with major damage.  York was transported to Mercy Medical Center with life threatening injuries and later died.  Avelar was declared deceased on scene.
 
Alcohol was a factor in the collision.  York had a blood alcohol concentration of .24%, 3 times the legal limit.  The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision.

Both York and Avelar had post mortem exams this week and the cause of death for both decedents were blunt force injuries caused by motor vehicle accident.  
 
Vickie Vincent #1089
Deputy Coroner Investigator
530-255-5551

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On Wednesday, 08/12/15, at approximately 2249 hrs. deputies were dispatched to the area of Parkway Street and First Street in Cottonwood for a disturbance between a male and female (15-29970).  Deputy Maul arrived in the area and located a male subject, later identified as Timothy Carl Putnam (DOB 03/03/69), standing in the front yard of 3385 Parkway Street.  Putnam immediately became confrontational with Deputy Maul and advanced towards his patrol vehicle.

Deputy Maul ordered Putnam back towards the residence away from his patrol vehicle.  As Deputy Maul exited his patrol vehicle Putnam again advanced towards him.  Again Deputy Maul ordered Putnam back towards the residence.  A second subject, later identified as William Lyndell McCall (DOB 01/06/54), then exited the residence and became confrontational as well.

Deputy Maul ordered both Putnam and McCall to sit on the ground.  McCall originally complied but Putnam refused to listen to Deputy Maul.  Putnam advanced a third time towards Deputy Maul in an aggressive manner. McCall stood back up and began a verbal confrontation with Deputy Maul.

Based on both Putnam’s and McCall’s aggressive behavior, their refusal to comply with verbal commands, and Deputy Maul fearing for his own safety, his K9 Larus was deployed in an attempt to gain compliance from both uncooperative subjects.  Both McCall and Putnam were apprehended by K9 Larus and taken into custody.

Putnam and McCall were both transported to Shasta Regional Medical Center for dog bite injuries and medical clearance.  Once medically cleared both Putnam and McCall were booked into the Shasta County Jail.  Putnam was booked for resisting/delaying a peace officer and public intoxication.  McCall was booked for resisting/delaying a peace officer.

Sgt. Logan Stonehouse
(530) 245-6025
August 13, 2015

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On Wednesday, 08/12/15, at approximately 2232 hrs., deputies responded to the Chevron Station located at 20800 Fourth Street in Cottonwood for an attempt robbery (15-29968).  SHASCOM gave a description of the suspect and advised he possibly left on foot towards Parkway Street.

A deputy arrived at the location and was advised the suspect just left southbound on Parkway Street.  An area check was conducted and a subject matching the description was located on Parkway Street near Second Street.  The subject, later identified as Charles George Atmore, was detained and transported back to the business.

Further investigation revealed that Atmore told the clerk at the store to go into the back so he could steal items from behind the counter.  The clerk told Atmore that he would not do that and asked Atmore to leave the store.  Atmore refused to leave and told the clerk that he would in fact go into the back of the store so he could steal items.  The clerk feared for his safety and contacted another employee who then contacted law enforcement.  The clerk was able to positively identify Atmore as the subject who attempted to rob the store.

Atmore told deputies that he was only joking with the clerk and it was a misunderstanding.  Atmore was placed under arrest and booked into the Shasta County Jail for attempt robbery.

Sgt. Logan Stonehouse
(530) 245-6025
August 13, 2015

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On 08/12/2015, deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office AB109 Team, along with Shasta County Probation, made contact with Traver Farner at his residence, located at 12226 La Honda Ln in Bella Vista, Ca. Farner was on felony probation out of Shasta County as a result of prior narcotic and stolen property offences. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with Farner (27yrs), Christopher Rosa (22yrs), Shawna Julian (38yrs) and five other people. During the search of the location a stolen utility trailer was recovered. The trailer was reported stolen from the Palo Cedro area in October of 2014. An additional stolen California license plate was recovered, associated to a commercial burglary which occurred in March of 2015 in the City of Redding.

Deputies also located a stolen pistol and ammunition. The pistol was taken during a residential burglary in Cottonwood, Ca in September of 2014. Besides the pistol being stolen, Farner is also prohibited from owning or possessing firearms due to the fact he is a convicted felon.        

Deputies additionally located three folded American flags with supporting United States Air Force literature and certificates. The certificates authenticated that each American flag was flown in military aircraft over the skies of Afghanistan during November of 2014 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Each of the three certificates were addressed to residents living in Shasta County. Deputies made contact with the residents who advised they were the parents of a United States Air Force Airman who was serving in Afghanistan during November of 2014. Their son had packaged the flags together and mailed the flags home during December of 2014 as Christmas gifts to family members. The flags were never received and the family had always suspected they were stolen from their mailbox here in Shasta County.

Additional stolen property was recovered along with narcotics and paraphernalia. Farner, Julian and Rosa were arrested and transported to the Shasta County Jail where they were booked on several charges.   
 
Case # 15-29912
Crime: Felon in possession of a firearm / Possession of stolen property / Possession of narcotics.
Contact: Sergeant Barnhart #146
Contact # 530-225-370

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On Sunday, 8-9-15, at approximately 2030 hours, deputies responded to a physical fight call at the Claire Engle Park in the City of Shasta Lake. A deputy was already in the area when the call was dispatched and saw a black, 2011 Toyota Tacoma pickup leaving the scene.

The deputy caught up with the pickup and pulled it over on Chico Street. Inside the pickup deputies contacted the following suspects; Scott Preston Williams, (21 yrs) from Lacy Wa., Kevin William Centers, (23 yrs) from Redding, David Eugene Lambert, (23 yrs) from CSL, Christina Suyon Mitchell (25 yrs) from Redding, and Nicole Liegh Gasper (23 yrs) from Redding.

While these suspects were being identified and questioned, other deputies contacted several subjects at the park, including the following victim’s; Andrew Ryan Ross (22 yrs) from CSL, Sierra Renee Hughes (19 yrs) from Redding and Leilani Pearl Massingham (18 yrs) from Redding. As deputies were arriving, Ross was being loaded into an ambulance due to major head trauma. Upon contacting Hughes and the other witnesses, deputies learned the fight was over a dispute between Ross, his friends and his ex-girlfriend’s friends.

Both parties were allegedly at the park to talk about how Ross and his ex-girlfriend needed to stay away from each other. Very quickly after both parties arrived at the location the physical fight ensued. During the altercation Ross was knocked to the ground and hit and kicked in the head numerous times by several of the suspects. Hughes was hit in the head from behind with a skateboard and several more times while she was on the ground. Both Ross and Hughes were taken to the hospital for their injuries.

Williams, Centers, Lambert and Mitchell were booked into the Shasta County Jail and charged with 243(d) P.C. Battery with Serious Injury and 245(a)(1) P.C. Assault with a Deadly Weapon, not a Firearm. Charges will be filled on Gasper with the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office

Sergeant Michael Peery
Case # 15-29529
Sunday, August 09, 2015

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On August 7th, 2015, at 1132 hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office received information regarding a robbery, which reportedly occurred around midnight on August 6th, 2015.  The reporting parties told City of Shasta Lake Deputies they were robbed at gunpoint while camping near the 1000 Block of North Boulevard, City of Shasta Lake, California.  Due to the ongoing investigation the names of the victims are being withheld.  One of the victims was a minor child under the age of 18 years. 

The victims were sleeping in a tent on the night of August 6th, 2015, when a black Jeep arrived at their site.  Three victims were awoke by two men; noting one of the men was armed with a handgun.  The victims reported being held at gunpoint for several minutes.  The gunman ordered the three victims to stand in a line and photographed each of them.  The victims were then forced to pick up trash in the area, which did not belong to them.  The suspect(s) stole several item(s) from the victims, which included a hunting bow and other miscellaneous camping equipment.

Deputies obtained a description of the gunman and the vehicle they were driving at the time of this robbery.  Based upon the description of one the suspects, an investigating deputy believed the victims were describing 30 year old Robert Woodrow Guthrie of Shasta Lake, California.  On August 8, 2015, deputies compiled a photographic lineup, which had a photograph of Guthrie.  The victims subsequently identified Guthrie as one of the suspects who robbed them at gunpoint on August 6th, 2015.

Deputies responded to Guthrie’s residence, which is located on Ashby Road in the City of Shasta Lake, California.  Guthrie was taken into custody without incident and booked at the Shasta County Jail. 

Investigating deputies continued searching for the vehicle used in the commission of this reported robbery.  The black Jeep was located parked in front of a residence in the 3000 Block of Altus Street, City of Shasta Lake, California.  One of the investigating deputies knew a man by the name of Daniel Villarreal who was associated with the black Jeep.

Deputies contacted 29 year old Daniel Macario Villarreal on his Altus Street residence.  Shortly thereafter, an infield show-up was conducted with the victim(s) who identified Villarreal as the gunman.  The victims also recognized the Jeep in the driveway of his residence as the vehicle he was driving on the night of the incident.  Villarreal was also taken into custody without incident and booked at the Shasta County Jail.  A subsequent search of Villarreal’s residence was conducted by deputies who located some of the victims’ stolen property inside his house.  In addition, deputies located a handgun similar to the weapon victims described as being used by Villarreal during the robbery.

Both Villarreal and Guthrie were booked and incarcerated for the following charges: 211 PC- Robbery, 182(a)(1) PC- Conspiracy, and 209(b)(1) PC- Robbery with Special Circumstances.  Villarreal and Guthrie have a bail currently set at $500,000.00. 

Sergeant Randall #192
SCSO #15-29182
Charges: 211 PC, 182(a)(1) PC, 209(b)(1) PC

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Update: August 6, 2015, 1630 hours

Recently there have been several requests from the public for the Sheriff’s Office to either turn the case regarding Ember Graham over to the FBI or ask for assistance in the investigation. On day one, the FBI was part of the original canvas team and they have a local agent assigned to the CART Team (Child Abduction Response Team). The Sheriff’s Office utilized the resources of the FBI early into the investigation as well as other state and federal agencies. Typically the FBI and other state and federal agencies will assist the Sheriff’s Office anytime they are requested.

In the case of Ember Graham the sole person of interest in her disappearance still remains with her father, Matthew Graham. The Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit has investigated tips received from the public and all other possible angles of a stranger abduction. There is no evidence that a third party was involved, including anyone within the family. Matthew Graham’s original inconsistent statement coupled with irrefutable evidence places him in a remote area of Ono, California, during the timeframe in which detectives believe Ember went missing. The motive of why he abandoned her or what lead to him disposing of her body died with him when he confronted officers with deadly force in Dunsmuir, California after he had carjacked a vehicle at gunpoint.

The Sheriff’s Office continues to receive tips from the public offering “investigative ideas” rather than actual investigative leads. Several of these ideas are pushing for us to investigate Ember’s mother and other family members. All family members have been questioned and eliminated as suspects. Please limit the tips regarding this case to actual leads not ideas, as well intentioned as they may be. Precious resources and time is wasted when investigators must be diverted to answer these type of questions.

Several planned searches for Ember Graham have been conducted in the Cloverdale, Clear Creek, Igo and Ono areas utilizing law enforcement searchers, Shasta County Sheriff Search and Rescue Teams, Dive Team members, search dog teams, and civilian organized search parties at no avail.

At this time the case will remain with the Sheriff’s Office as the lead investigative agency. As new information is developed, we may ask for the assistance of other local, state, or federal agencies if warranted.

This investigation is still continuing and anyone with information leading to the whereabouts of Ember Graham, please contact Shasta County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit at (530) 245-6135 or Sheriff’s Records at (530) 245-6025.  Information can also be sent to the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit email address: mcu@co.shasta.ca.us  

Sergeant Pat Kropholler #128
Shasta County Major Crimes Unit
(530) 245-6135
Case Number 15-24132

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On 8/3/2015 Deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office AB109 Team along with Shasta County Probation made contact with Melissa Chapman at her residence located at 21063 Fourth Street in Cottonwood, Ca. Melissa Chapman was on Supervised Own Recognizance program (SOR) pending court proceedings regarding a past criminal offence.

Upon arrival at the residence deputies made contact with nine people including Melissa Chapman. During a subsequent search of the property several items of stolen property were recovered. The property included two Specialized brand mountain bikes with a value over $4,000.00, a gas powered pressure washer and generator. During the search methamphetamine and related paraphernalia was also located. David Mayberry was one of the people located at the residence. Mayberry was found to be in possession of two rifles which Mayberry is prohibited to possess due to prior felony convictions. The rifles were seized as evidence.

Melissa Chapman (42yrs), Jeremy Ouellette (38yrs) and David Mayberry (47yrs) were arrested on various charges. Additionally Joshua Chapman-James (22yrs), Trinity Conant (29yrs) and Michael Sullivan (43yrs) had outstanding warrants for their arrest and were also booked into the Shasta County Jail.

Deputies later responded to a storage facility where Melisa Chapman and Jeremy Ouellette had previously rented a storage unit. During a search of their storage unit a small scale methamphetamine lab was located stored in boxes at the location. The lab components had chemical residue from prior use but there was no evidence of current production within the storage facility. Due to the inherent dangers with methamphetamine labs, agents with the Shasta Interagency Narcotic Taskforce (SINTF) were contacted and responded to the location to collect the lab materials as evidence.  A case regarding this entire incident will be forwarded to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.   
 
Case # 15-28594
Crime: Possession for sales of narcotics / Possession of stolen property / Possession of a methamphetamine lab / Felon in possession of a firearm.  
Contact: Sergeant Barnhart #146
Contact # 530-225-3700

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The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce we will be celebrating the “Grand Re-Opening” of the Burney Station.  This ribbon-cutting event will take place tomorrow (Monday, August 3rd) at 10:00am.  

In 2009 the Burney Station was closed due to budget cuts.  Then in April of this year, the Board of Supervisors granted the Sheriff’s Office funding to hire 2 Public Safety Service Officers to staff the substation, as well as additional deputies to restore 24 hour patrols.  We have successfully recruited and hired these 2 new positions.  This accomplishment will allow the Sheriff’s Office to provide a better service to the citizens of the Burney/Inter-Mountain area.  The substation will be open Monday-Friday from 8am to 4:30pm.

Media and members of the public are welcome to attend this event.  The substation is located at 20509 Shasta St., in Burney, Ca.

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JULY ​​2015 

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On Wednesday, 07/29/15, Shascom received a report of an unknown disturbance and possible explosion in the area of Donnie Way and Ron Way in Mountain Gate.  During an area check, a Shasta County Deputy made contact with a female who directed the deputy to the residence located in the 19000 block of Ron Way.  It was determined that two adult male victims had been taken to a local hospital prior to the Deputies arrival. While on scene the Deputy observed what appeared to be a recent fire from inside a room at the residence along with evidence of a Butane Honey Oil lab.

Agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Investigative Team and Shasta Interagency Narcotic Task Force were notified of the incident.  A Shasta County Superior Court Search Warrant was obtained for the residence in question.

During the course of the search warrant, agents located evidence, which indicated that the illegal conversion or extraction of concentrated cannabis from marijuana plant material was occurring inside a spare bedroom within the residence. This type of chemical extraction is often referred to as “Butane Honey Oil” or “BHO.” As part of the extraction process, the subjects were using butane, which is a highly flammable solvent, to extract the concentrated cannabis from the marijuana.

It’s suspected that vapors from the flammable solvent the subject(s) were using were ignited by an undetermined ignition source, which resulted in an explosion and fire. The damage was limited to only to the spare room before being extinguished.

Also at the location, multiple marijuana extraction tubes, Pyrex dishes, processed marijuana, as well as 44 growing marijuana plants were seized.

The suspects involved in the incident have been identified as Adam Kurdi, 24 years old out of Washington and Christian Schollenberger, 25 years old out of Washington.  Both Kurdi and Schollenberger were subsequently flown to the UC Davis Burn Center and are listed in critical condition for the injuries they received from the explosion.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Investigative Team is asking anybody who might have information regarding the incident to notify the Sheriff’s Office.

Sgt. Barry Powell
(530) 351-5240
(530) 722-9161
July 29th, 2015

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On Tuesday, 07/28/15, Agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Investigative Team assisted by Agents with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Wetland Team served a Shasta County Superior Court Search Warrant at a rural piece of property located south Whitmore off Ponderosa Way.

During the execution of the search warrant, four male subjects were contacted at a large marijuana cultivation site. They were identified as 37 year old Cha Gold (Redding, CA), 27 year old David Xiong (Modesto, CA), 51 year old Richard Lor (Sacramento, CA), and 62 year old Paul Thao (Sacramento, CA). A fifth subject, 56 year old Yi Yang (Redding, CA) arrived on scene later and was interviewed.

A total of 1,157 growing marijuana plants were eradicated from the site.  The five subjects were subsequently cited and released for various Health and Safety violations.  The case will be sent to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office for review.

Agents later conducted three additional raids at three separate parcels in the area which included 231 growing marijuana plants at a rural piece of property off Ponderosa Way, 185 growing marijuana plants at a rural piece of property off Dersch Road and 102 growing marijuana plants off Dickerson Road.  No persons were contacted at the three sites.  The cases will be submitted to the District Attorney’s Office for review.

A total of 1,675 plants were eradicated during the operation.

Sgt. Barry Powell
(530) 351-5240
(530) 722-9161
July 29, 2015

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On Monday, July 27, 2015 at 0931 hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a “Cat Burglary” just occurred at 4941 Kristy Lane in Shasta County. The occupants of the house, Larry (70 years old) and Gail (67 years old) Schroeder, reported a white male adult had just entered their residence and began stealing food from within. Larry confronted the suspect who was later identified as, Dakota Guiterrez, WMA DOB 11/26/90, and made him sit on the couch until law enforcement arrived. Guiterrez at first obeyed Larry’s commands, but when Larry’s wife (Gail) entered the living room area, Guiterrez got up and fled out of the residence. Prior to running out the door, Gail Schroeder grabbed onto Guiterrez in order to stop him from fleeing. Dakota Guiterrez freed himself from Gail’s grasp and fled into a nearby dense field.

Deputies Tom Fleming and Nick Thompson along with Deputy Fleming’s K-9, Thor, arrived on scene. Thor was able to pick up an immediate track and tracked the suspect (Dakota Guiterrez), for over a ½ of a mile through the dense field. Thor located Guiterrez hiding in the field. Dakota Guiterrez immediately surrender due to Thor’s presence. Guiterrez was arrested for “Cat Burglary” and transported to the Shasta County Jail. Elder Abuse charges may be added after the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office reviews the case.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office wishes to remind the citizens of Shasta County to be careful in these types of situations. In this case, Gail Schroeder was not injured. Per Gail, she was protecting her home and family from an intruder that was not welcome in her residence.

Case # 15-27565
Sergeant Steve Grashoff
530-245-6540

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On Wednesday, 07/22/15, at approximately 1:59 P.M., Jose Rodriguez (27 years old) contacted the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office reporting he had been shot at in the area of Windy Point Road, in Montgomery Creek. Deputies responded and contacted Rodriguez. When deputies arrived, they determined no shots were fired during the altercation.

Rodriguez identified Raymond Lawrence (57 years old), Franklin Christie (57 years old), and Drew Oliver (27 years old) as coming to his residence on Windy Point Road and attempting to obtain a “road tax” from Rodriguez for using Windy Point Road. Rodriguez refused to pay, at which time he was assaulted by Lawrence. Rodriguez stated during the incident all three suspects brandished firearms and threatened to shoot him or his friends if he failed to pay. Rodriguez was able to flee the area and contact the Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies, with the assistance of a California Highway Patrol fixed wing plane, located the suspect vehicle which was driving in the area of Windy Point Road. Both Lawrence and Oliver were detained without incident. Oliver was found to be in possession of ammunition, but denied involvement. Lawrence believed he was having a medical issue and was transported by ambulance to a hospital.

Upon checking Lawrence’s residence, a pistol was located along with an illegal outdoor marijuana garden. Both Lawrence and Oliver were booked into the Shasta County Jail for Attempted Extortion, Attempted Robbery, Assault with a Firearm, Conspiracy, and Criminal Threats. Christie was not located during the incident.

On Thursday, 07/23/15, at approximately 1248 hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Investigative Team, along with deputies from the Burney Station, served a Shasta County Search Warrant on the property belonging to Raymond Lawrence. Evidence of a butane honey oil (BHO) lab was located.  Additionally, methamphetamine was found, 79 marijuana plants were eradicated, and 21 firearms were seized. Four of the firearms were found to be stolen from a 2013 residential burglary that occurred in Shasta County.

The case is still under investigation and more information may be released at a later time.

Sergeant Quentin Johnston #164
Case # 15-26931 & 15-27048
(530)245-6540
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On Thursday, 07/23/15, at approximately 1346 hrs., a deputy from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office contacted a male subject on the shoulder of Highway 299E near Old Oregon Tr. (case #15-27049).  The male subject, later identified as Kyle Joseph Johnson (DOB 10/03/1990), was hitchhiking to the Big Bend area.  Johnson had initially gave the wrong date of birth to Deputy Scoma.  Upon further investigation Deputy Scoma determined that Johnson was in possession of marijuana without having a recommendation.  Johnson stated he was from Georgia and he recently got to California.

Deputy Scoma placed Johnson in the backseat of his patrol vehicle while he searched Johnson’s bags and belongings.  Deputy Scoma located ammunition and a loaded .38 caliber revolver in one of the bags.  Deputy Scoma went back to his patrol vehicle and attempted to place Johnson in hand restraints.  Johnson attempted to exit the patrol vehicle and a struggle ensued.  Johnson struck Deputy Scoma several times about the face and body during the struggle.  Deputy Scoma was able to take Johnson to the ground where he continued to violently resist arrest.  Johnson attempted to remove Deputy Scoma’s firearm during the physical altercation.  Johnson told Deputy Scoma to shoot him several times.

Two citizens witnessed the altercation and assisted Deputy Scoma.  One of the citizens used the radio in the patrol car and called for additional units.  With the help of these citizens, Deputy Scoma was able to place Johnson in hand restraints until additional units arrived on scene.

Johnson is currently on probation out of Georgia and was released from custody in Georgia in February of 2014.  Johnson has several felony convictions for assault on a peace officer, weapons charges, and narcotics violations.

Johnson was later booked into the Shasta County Jail for violation of 29800(a)(1) PC - Felon in Possession of a Firearm, 30305(a)(1) PC – Felon in Possession of Ammunition, 243(c)(2) PC - Battery on a Peace Officer, 148(d) PC - Attempt to Disarm a Peace Officer, and 25800 PC - Armed with the Intent to Commit a Felony.

Sgt. Logan Stonehouse
(530) 245-6025
July 23, 2015

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On 7/18/2015, at approximately 1:30 pm, deputies responded to the end of Buggy Lane to assist a property owner who was being denied access to his property via a deeded easement through his neighbor’s property. When the deputies arrived at the location, they contacted Michael Eusted, DOB 7/23/77 from Bella Vista, who was carrying a .357 magnum revolver in a holster. Eusted has priors for violence and violence with a firearm, so he was detained for further investigation. An officer safety search was performed on Eusted’s person. Besides the firearm, Eusted was also in possession of methamphetamine. It was apparent to deputies that the property was being used to cultivate marijuana.  During a protective sweep of the multiple trailers and motorhomes, a 12 gauge pump shotgun and an AK-Style assault pistol with a high capacity magazine were located. Both of these firearms were fully loaded and out in the open.

A search warrant was obtained for the trailers and motorhomes. During the search of these buildings, scales and packaging equipment commonly used for the sale of marijuana were located. Deputies also located a small amount of processed marijuana, concentrated cannabis, and a motorcycle that had been stolen from a Corning resident. A total of 231 plants were eradicated from the property. Eusted was booked in the Shasta County Jail for possession of drugs while armed with a loaded firearm (11370.1 HS), cultivation of marijuana (11358 HS), possession of a loaded firearm while committing a felony (25800 PC), and possession of an assault weapon (30605 PC).

Sergeant Michael Peery
Case # 15-26423
July 18, 2015

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On Saturday, July 18, 2015, at approximately 5:25 P.M., Patrick Heaton (57 years old) contacted the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office on 911, reporting Ross Montgomery (45 years old) had shot a rifle at his 16-year-old juvenile son. Heaton described this as occurring in an area known as Smith Camp off of Big Bend Road, in Montgomery Creek.

Deputies responded and contacted Heaton and his two sons down the road from the location of occurrence. It was reported Heaton’s two sons had gone to Smith Camp to visit a family member when they were confronted by Ross Montgomery. Ross Montgomery was reportedly in possession of a rifle and had discharged approximately six rounds into some brush next to the Heatons during the altercation. Also during the altercation, it was reported Ross Montgomery’s wife, Danielle Montgomery (31 years old), struck Heaton’s juvenile son, brandished another firearm, and made threats. Patrick Heaton stated a third subject arrived on scene and came at him swinging a machete. Heaton described this subject as Frances Lara (45 years old).

The Heatons were able to retrieve the rifle, as Ross Montgomery sat the rifle down at some point. The Heatons then left the location and notified the Sheriff’s Office. A check of the rifle revealed it was reported stolen out of the Red Bluff area. A shotgun was also recovered by the Heatons, which they believed belonged to the Montgomerys.

Deputies then responded to the Smith Camp area, along with officers from the California Highway Patrol and Cal Fire. While setting up a perimeter at Ross Montgomery’s residence, an aggressive pit bull charged at deputies and a Sheriff’s Office K-9. The covering deputy had no choice but to shoot the aggressive dog. While this was occurring, a California Highway Patrol helicopter assisting spotted the suspect’s vehicle in the area. Deputies were able to respond to the area and detain Ross and Danielle Montgomery without incident.

A  Shasta County Animal Control Officer was requested to the scene, and transported the injured pit bull to a veterinary clinic to be treated.

Deputies subsequently located several rifle casings in the area next to the Montgomery’s residence. Lara was located at her residence inside Smith Camp, and was detained without incident. A machete was located at Lara’s residence, and later identified as the one used during the assault by the victims.

Ross Montgomery was arrested for felon in possession of a firearm, felony brandishing, and assault with a deadly weapon.

Danielle Montgomery was arrested for criminal threats, and brandishing.

Francis Lara was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.

The case is still under investigation, and more charges will be filed once the investigation is completed.

Sergeant Quentin Johnston #164
Case # 15-26432
(530)245-6540
July 18, 2015

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Update: July 17, 2015 1600 hours

On July 10, 2015, Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes detectives located a pacifier off Platina Rd in Ono, California. That pacifier was submitted to the Department of Justice Laboratory for DNA analysis. Today, the laboratory returned its findings confirming that the pacifier did belong to Ember Graham. The female DNA profile found on the nipple is a kinship match to Jamie Graham and Matthew Graham, showing a direct familial relationship, (child).

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the technicians at the Redding DOJ laboratory for working tirelessly to get the DNA results back so expeditiously.

This investigation is still continuing and anyone with information leading to the whereabouts of Ember Graham, please contact Shasta County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit at (530) 245-6135 or Sheriff’s Records at (530) 245-6025.  Information can also be sent to the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit email address: mcu@co.shasta.ca.us  

Sergeant Pat Kropholler #128
Shasta County Major Crimes Unit
(530) 245-6135
Case Number 15-24132

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Between July 13-16, 2015, Agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Investigative Team, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Marijuana Enforcement Team, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Wetland Team, Whiskeytown National Park and C.A.M.P (Campaign Against Marijuana Planting) conducted several marijuana operations in Shasta County.

On Monday 7/13 agents conducted an operation in a rural area near Potem Creek Falls, east of Montgomery Creek, CA. During entry into the cultivation site, agents encountered one Hispanic male adult, identified as Rafael Ochoa Gomez, working in a marijuana processing site.  Gomez failed verbal commands and fled from agents.  A K-9 was deployed and was able to assist in the apprehension of Gomez. During the apprehension Gomez struck the K-9 multiple times. Gomez was later determined to be from Michoacan, Mexico. Agents located and seized 6,387 marijuana plants along with approximately 500 lbs of semi processed marijuana, approximately 200 lbs of processed marijuana and during reclamation efforts seized approximately 800 lbs of garbage, pesticides, and miscellaneous items.

On Tuesday 7/14 agents conducted an operation west of Lakehead, CA in the area of Beehive Campground. A total of 4,260 growing marijuana plants were subsequently eradicated and seized. During reclamation efforts approximately 750 lbs of trash was removed from the illegal cultivation site. No suspects were encountered.

On Wednesday 7/15 agents conducted an operation north of Shasta Lake in the area of Gilman Road near popular recreational area Hirz Bay. During this operation 2,702 marijuana plants were eradicated and seized. No suspects were encountered.

On Thursday 7/16 agents conducted an operation in south-western Shasta County in the area of Beegum Gorge in Platina. During entry agents encountered one Hispanic male adult working in the illegal marijuana cultivation site. The subject later identified as Carlos Bernal Barbosa attempted to flee, however, was apprehended a short distance later by agents. Barbosa was later determined to be from Jalisco, Mexico. Evidence located within the grow site suggested another suspect fled from the site. A loaded .22 caliber rifle was located and seized along with 4,615 marijuana plants. Agents additionally removed approximately 800 lbs of garbage, fertilizer, pesticide and miscellaneous items. 

A total of 17,964 marijuana plants were eradicated this week from public and private land in Shasta County along with approximately 500 lbs of semi-processed marijuana, approximately 200 lbs of processed marijuana and one firearm.  Additionally, officers removed approximately 2,350 pounds of trash, pesticides, and fertilizer during reclamation efforts and two arrests were made.

Both of the subjects arrested this week were subsequently booked into the Shasta County Jail on a combination of the below listed charges.

  11358 H&S- Marijuana Cultivation
  11359 H&S- Possession of Marijuana for Sale
  182 PC- Conspiracy
  25800 PC- Armed while committing a felony
  148(a)(1) PC- Obstruct/Resist an Officer
  1602(a) F&G- Water Diversion
  5652 F&G- Place pollutant near State Waters
  5650 (a) F&G- Pollute Waters
  487(a) PC - Grand Theft (Water)
  600(a) PC- Willfull Harm/Etc Peace Officer Dog

Sgt. Barry Powell
(530) 351-5240
(530) 722-9161
July 16, 2015

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Update: July 16, 2015 1245 hours

On July 12, 2015, Matthew Graham was seen at the Cascade Boulevard Burger King in the City of Shasta Lake.  As deputies arrived in the area Matthew fled into the wooded area behind the restaurant.  This greenbelt, which runs north and south along Interstate 5, extends south to the intersection of Walker Street and Cascade Boulevard.  In the Burger King surveillance video, detectives noticed that he had a black backpack. This backpack was not found at the scene in Dunsmuir, California.

On July 15, 2015, approximately 20 members of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team, assisted by detectives with the Major Crimes Unit, searched this greenbelt up to the wooded area north of Cottage Avenue where Matthew was last seen when he stole a vehicle at gunpoint on July 13, 2015. The intent of the search was to find any items he may have left behind with the hopes that there would be some indication of where Ember Graham was located.

Searchers located the backpack in a densely wooded area approximately 250 yards from the victim’s residence on Cottage Avenue. Inside the backpack were a hodgepodge of items ranging from rope, twine, gloves, a single sheet, frying pan, roll of duct tape, and a shirt he had when he was originally reported missing on July 11, 2015.  There were no items of evidentiary value in the disappearance of Ember.

This investigation is continuing, anyone with information leading to the whereabouts of Ember Graham, please contact Shasta County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit at (530) 245-6135 or Sheriff’s Records at (530) 245-6025.  Information can also be sent to the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit email address: mcu@co.shasta.ca.us  

Sergeant Pat Kropholler #128
Shasta County Major Crimes Unit
(530) 245-6135
Case Number 15-24132

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On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at about 8:13 pm, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Happy Valley Road and Erika Lane on report of someone shooting from a moving vehicle.  The reporting party provided a vehicle description and the vehicle was subsequently located near the intersection of Bohn and Sabiana, in the Happy Valley area.

A traffic stop was conducted and the two occupants of the vehicle were detained.  The two occupants were identified as Cody L Dupont, passenger, and Clifford R. Schreder, was the driver of the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle was conducted and a 9 millimeter handgun was located in a bag in the center console area of the rear seat.  In the same bag numerous plastic Ziploc style bags containing methamphetamine, scales and paraphernalia was located.  It was determined through the investigation that Dupont was the subject who fired the weapon and was the owner of the bag.  Further, upon checking the serial number on the handgun, it was discovered the weapon was stolen out of the Oregon area.

Methamphetamine was also located in a small compartment above the rear view mirror.  The driver, Schreder admitted the methamphetamine located in this compartment belonged to him.

Schreder was arrested for possession of methamphetamine for sale.

Dupont was arrested for possession of methamphetamine for sale, possession of stolen property, negligent discharge of a firearm, possession of methamphetamine while armed with a firearm and carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle.

Both subjects were transported and booked at Shasta County Jail.

Case # 15-25919
Contact:  Captain Anthony Bertain #143
Contact # 530-245-6025

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On Monday, 07/13/15, Agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Investigative Team, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Marijuana Enforcement Team and California Department of Fish and Wildlife Wetland Team conducted an operation in a rural area near Potem Creek Falls, east of Montgomery Creek, CA.

During entry into the cultivation site, agents encountered one Hispanic male adult, identified as Rafael Ochoa Gomez, working in a marijuana processing site.  Gomez failed verbal commands and fled from agents.  A K-9 was deployed and was able to assist in the apprehension of Gomez. During the apprehension Gomez struck the K-9 multiple times.

Agents located processed marijuana at multiple processing centers near the cultivation site.   Agents also located evidence that the site was being maintained by approximately seven other suspects. The responsible(s) were found to have just harvested the large site that contained 6,387 marijuana plants.

Agents seized approximately 500 pounds of semi-processed marijuana along with approximately 200 pounds of processed marijuana from the site. During reclamation efforts, approximately 800 pounds of garbage, pesticides and miscellaneous food items were removed from the site. 

Gomez was medical cleared at Shasta Regional Medical Center prior to being booked into the Shasta County Jail for 11358 H&S- Marijuana cultivation, 11359 H&S- Possession of marijuana for sale, 182 PC- Conspiracy, 1602(a) F&G- water diversion and 5650 (a)(6) pollution.

Sgt. Barry Powell
(530) 351-5240
(530) 722-9161

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Update: July 12, 2015 1130 hours

As of this time Matthew Graham still remains at large and should be considered armed and dangerous. A no bail warrant was issued for his arrest for charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and a felony probation order violation. Yesterday, July 11, Matthew was last seen near the intersection of Court Street and Tehama Street on foot. At this time there is no evidence that he was in possession of a vehicle.  If that changes an update with a description will be released.  The Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit is warning that anyone who harbors, conceals, or assists Matthew with evading capture will be investigated and charges will be sought for their arrest and prosecution.

Approximately 70 searchers and K-9 teams are still in the area of Ono, CA today searching for Ember Graham or any evidence leading to her location.

Anyone with information leading to the whereabouts of Matthew Graham, please contact the Shascom Dispatch Center at (530)245-6540 or if an emergency 911.

Sergeant Pat Kropholler #128
Shasta County Major Crimes Unit
(530)245-6135
Case Number 15-24132

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Update: July 11, 2015

As of this time Matthew Graham still remains at large and should be considered armed and dangerous. This evening a Ramey Warrant was issued for Matthew’s arrest for charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and a felony probation order violation.

Anyone with information leading to the whereabouts of Matthew Graham, please contact the Shascom Dispatch Center at (530)245-6540 or if an emergency call 911.

Sergeant Pat Kropholler #128
Shasta County Major Crimes Unit
(530)245-6135
Case Number 15-24132

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On Friday, July 10th 2015, Shasta County Sheriff’s Investigators expanded the search for missing infant, Ember Graham. The search area was expanded from the initial location based on new investigative leads. Friday’s search concluded at approximately 8 P.M. and was resumed today at approximately 7 A.M.
Investigators are being assisted in the search efforts by over 100 personnel from the following allied agencies’ Search and Rescue teams: Shasta County, Tehama County, Lassen County, Siskiyou County, San Mateo County, Alameda County, Mendocino County, Solano County, State Office of Emergency Services, El Dorado County, Napa County, Yuba County, Marin County, Placer County, Calaveras County, CARDA (K-9), and San Benito County.
The investigation is ongoing and updates will be given when available.  

Sgt. John Greene #117 – PIO
(530) 245-6977
Case # 15-24132

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On Friday, July 10, 2015 at 8:09 PM, 71 year old Elmer Hoffmann reported being assaulted by his 44 year old son, Leslie Hoffmann.  Deputies met with Elmer in the emergency room of Mercy Hospital. Elmer said he allowed his transient son, Leslie, to stay at his home, 14203 Trinity Mountain Rd., for a few days.  At approximately 8:00 PM, Leslie became upset and began arguing with Elmer.  Fearing for his safety Elmer asked Leslie to leave.  Leslie shoved Elmer to the floor.  Elmer tried to get up a few times but Leslie kept shoving him back to the floor each time.  At one point Elmer fell back onto a wall mounted air conditioning unit. 

Elmer was eventually able to stand up, grabbed a piece of firewood (approximately 4”x12”) from a wood pile and swung it at Leslie in an effort to keep him back.  Elmer struck Leslie on the face with the firewood.  Leslie retaliated after being hit by punching Elmer to the face, knocking Elmer unconscious. 

Elmer awoke a short time later and was rushed to the hospital by his wife.  Elmer suffered from pain to his jaw, pain to his arms, a possible strained muscle on his right triceps as well as pain to his lower back and right knee.

Deputies later located Leslie and arrested him for elder abuse and battery with serious bodily injury.  Deputies also obtained an Emergency Protective Order for Elmer and his wife.         

Sgt. Gonzalez #127
(530)225-3700
Case #15-25365
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On Thursday, 7-9-15 at approximately 1440 hours, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of an injury vessel accident on the Sacramento Arm of Shasta
Lake, south of Double Barrel Gulch.

David Camphouse, 41 years of age, from Grants Pass, OR, was cruising in his inboard ski boat at approximately 20 mph.  Camphouse did not see a recently exposed island that had surfaced approximately 75 yards off the shoreline. Camphouse drove his vessel over the top of the island, grounding it. A female passenger in the vessel, Starsky Broland, 35 years of age, from Philomath, OR, was thrown into the windshield support and received minor injuries to her ear and nose. She was transported by Sheriff’s patrol vessel to Bridge Bay Marina and then by ambulance to Shasta Regional Medical Center. 

Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor in this collision. Visitors to Shasta Lake should be aware that with the lowering water conditions, islands that are typically submerged are becoming exposed. Boaters are encouraged to be vigilant for shallow areas.

Case # 15-25172
Deputy Dave Compomizzo
530-245-6075

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July  8, 2015 

Matthew Graham will be released from custody later today. He was originally booked for a violation of his probation not related to the disappearance of Ember Graham. Matthew will be released with a GPS ankle monitor and required to report daily to his probation officer. He is still considered a person of interest in this case.

The Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit has not filed a case with the district attorney’s office and is still investigating and analyzing evidence in Ember’s disappearance. Today, detectives seized Matthews’s vehicle and transported it to the evidence lab for further processing.

Anyone with information leading to the whereabouts of Ember Graham, please contact Shasta County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit at (530) 245-6135 or Sheriff’s Records at (530) 245-6025.  Information can also be sent to the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit email address: mcu@co.shasta.ca.us  

Sergeant Pat Kropholler #128
Shasta County Major Crimes Unit
(530) 245-6135
Case Number 15-24132

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On July 7, 2015, at approximately 1700 hours, the ground search for Ember Sky Graham will be suspended. Searchers from all over the Northstate have searched for Ember in the Happy Valley, Cloverdale, Clear Creek, and Centerville areas looking for any sign of her with negative results. Shasta County Search and Rescue will be redeployed if any future viable tips surface.

From the onset of this case the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit has been investigating the incident. On day one numerous law enforcement agencies that make up the CART team (Child Abduction Response Team) ascended on the area and conducted door to door canvassing of the neighborhood and surrounding areas developing no viable leads as too Ember’s whereabouts. The Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit has investigated this case from all angles. At this time we have not found any credible evidence supporting Matthew Graham’s account that Ember was abducted by a stranger or by anyone else.

Matthew came voluntarily to the Sheriff’s Office on day one to be interviewed. Immediately investigators began to find several inconstancies in his statement during routine questioning of events leading up to the time of Ember’s missing report. Matthew showed very little remorse for the disappearance of his daughter. At no time during the eight plus hours that he was with detectives did he ever inquire what was being done to find her. He also refused to submit to a CVSA (Computer Voice Stress Analysis) exam to help rule himself out as a participant in his daughter’s disappearance. He offered little to no assistance to investigators to help clear himself. During the course of the investigation video surveillance was obtained from the Happy Stop Market near the corner of Oak Street and Cloverdale Ln in Happy Valley. The surveillance showed Matthew arriving with Ember not fastened in a safety seat, as he took her into the store and pumps fuel. He then drove out the parking lot heading westbound on Cloverdale Ln in the opposite direction from his home.

Matthew told detectives that he was taking a drive to get Ember to fall asleep. Keeping in mind the sweltering temperatures that day, and that his vehicle is not equipped with air conditioning the child would not likely fall asleep under those conditions. Matthew was adamant that he drove to the intersection of Clear Creek Rd and Cloverdale Ln, completed a U-turn and drove back home. Investigators took Matthew to the location and drove the route. The round trip from the Happy Stop Market and back took approximately 8 minutes under normal driving speeds. Matthew said he did not stop and did not have any vehicle problems while on this trip. He agreed that it only took under 10 minutes to complete the drive.

What Matthew didn’t know prior to making that statement is that detectives had video surveillance showing he left the Happy Stop Market and also video of him driving back by over an hour later. When he was shown this he immediately said he didn’t think it was that long and then could not remember what he did or went during that hour. When detectives pressed him to remember, he asked to speak with a lawyer before any further questioning. This is one of many inconstancies in Matthews’s statement.

When investigating the possibility that a third party could have abducted Ember as Matthew has stated, detectives have considered several facts. Matthew was keeping Ember in an approximate 25 foot camp trailer on the Noosha Ln property. The trailer has no running water or working bathroom. The sewage from the main residence flows into a cesspool and the property is covered in garbage and old vehicles. The property is cross fenced and you have to go through two gates and guard dogs that will bark and confront strangers. The trailer door leading to Ember’s playpen where Matthew said she was sleeping has a broken door handle mechanism and needs to be opened with a screwdriver or similar tool. You would also need to have some knowledge on how to operate the door. Crime scene technicians found the door to be difficult to open and close as it did not fit in the frame well and made noise opening and closing. According to Matthew, Ember would cry within 10 seconds of being picked up by a stranger.

When Matthew said he laid Ember down it was so hot that he only had her sleeping in a diaper. He said he had a swamp cooler on which would mask noise however later said it was so “chilly” that he turned it off prior to going to sleep. Records indicate the outside temperature was over 90 degrees around the time he said he went to sleep. Due to Ember’s medical conditions she does not sleep consistently and needs to be fed every two hours. Matthew said he went to sleep around 2230 hours, and did not wake up until around 0530 hours. He later told detectives that he passed out and had been smoking “wax” marijuana honey oil all night.

Ember has special medical needs. She is prone to having seizures and takes medicine twice a day to control them. The medication does not make her tired or sleepy, but rather it makes her restless so that she never really goes into REM sleep.  Due to the medication, Ember is a very restless sleeper, is constantly flailing around, and wakes up at night about every 2 hours to eat. 

Currently Matthew is in custody on a felony probation violation hold. During his interview he admitted to manufacturing and extracting honey oil. The precursors to a honey oil extraction operation were found in his trailer. He is also using prescription medication that he failed to disclose to his probation officer as part of his probation orders.

As of this date, Matthew Graham is still considered as a Person of Interest into the disappearance of Ember Graham.  Detectives with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit continue to follow up on leads and are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding Ember’s disappearance as to Matthew Graham’s involvement as well as any information of a third party abduction. 

At this time the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit will field all inquiries from the press from the current PIO Lt. Dave Kent.

Anyone with information leading to the whereabouts of Ember Graham, please contact Shasta County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit at (530) 245-6135 or Sheriff’s Records at (530) 245-6025.  Information can also be sent to the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit email address: mcu@co.shasta.ca.us  

Sergeant Pat Kropholler #128
Shasta County Major Crimes Unit
(530)245-6135
Case Number 15-24132

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On Tuesday, July 7, 2015, Agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Investigative Team, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Marijuana Enforcement Team, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Wetland Team and Whiskeytown National Park Rangers conducted an operation in an area west of Whiskey Creek located within the Whiskeytown National Park.

A total of 1,263 marijuana plants were eradicated from the cultivation site.  During the investigation it was determined the responsible(s) were illegally diverting water from a spring that fed into Whiskey Creek.   No subjects were located during entry into the site. Approximately 1000 pounds of garbage, pesticides, fertilizers, and miscellaneous food items were removed from the site during reclamation efforts.

Sgt. Barry Powell
(530) 351-5240
(530) 722-9161

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On 07/07/2015 at 0445 hours, a fatal collision between a vehicle and pedestrian was reported in Anderson. The collision occurred in the northbound lanes of Highway 273 at the Anderson Creek Bridge near South Street. The driver of the vehicle did not see the decedent walking in the roadway due to limited lighting in the area. The driver did stop and notify emergency personnel of the accident.  The decedent’s next of kin have been notified. The decedent was identified as Monte Evans, 52 years old, of Cottonwood. During the investigation, it was discovered Evans eyesight was limited due to a prior brain surgery and may have been a factor in the collision.   

Anderson Police Department is investigating the collision.
A post mortem exam will be conducted this week.

Dustin Reynolds #169
Deputy Coroner
530-255-5551

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2nd Update: July 6, 2015

Shasta County Sheriff’s Office personnel and other out-of-county law enforcement agencies continue their search for 6 month old Ember Skye Graham, who was reported missing on July 2.  Today, more than 90 law enforcement search and rescue personnel have been searching in the areas around Clear Creek Rd., and portions of Cloverdale Rd. in unincorporated Anderson (Happy Valley) and in the south Redding area.  Numerous K-9 and ground search teams are scouring the area for any evidence related to the disappearance of Ember Graham. 

The search and rescue teams include a total of seven (7) Shasta County and outside county K-9 teams, Shasta County Search and Rescue, Cal OES, Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office, Tehama County Sheriff’s Office, Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office, Placer County Sheriff’s Office, Marin County Sheriff’s Office and Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office.  In addition to the all of the Sheriff’s Offices designated search teams, approximately 60 relatives and friends of Ember Graham have coordinated separately to search in various areas of unincorporated Anderson (Happy Valley) and south Redding.

Shasta County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue personnel and assisting agencies searched the following areas:

  Clear Creek Rd. from Honeybee, west to the Gorge overlook, continuing all the way west to the water tower on Cloverdale Road;
  BLM Cloverdale trailhead recreation area and immediate surroundings;
  Cloverdale Rd., south to Dale Ln., Panther Road and surrounding areas; and,
  Clear Creek drainage from the Veterans Bridge, south to the Gorge overlook along the water’s edge and embankments.   

Two tips were received today and checked:

  The area around the intersection of Canyon Rd. and China Gulch Rd. was searched; and,
  Canyon Rd. at the ACID canal was searched.

All of the above-mentioned roadways were searched at least 50 yards into the brush on both sides of the road.  Also, trails leading from turnouts and parking areas were searched.

Anyone with information leading to the whereabouts of Ember Graham, please contact Shasta County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit at (530) 245-6135 or Sheriff’s Records at (530) 245-6025.  Information can also be sent to the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit email address: mcu@co.shasta.ca.us 

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Update: July 6, 2015

Shasta County Sheriff’s Office personnel and other out-of-county law enforcement agencies continue their search for 6 month old Ember Skye Graham, who was reported missing on July 2.  This morning, more than 90 law enforcement search and rescue personnel are searching in the areas around Clear Creek Rd., and portions of Cloverdale Rd. in unincorporated Anderson (Happy Valley) and in the south Redding area.  Numerous K-9 and ground search teams are scouring the area for any evidence related to the disappearance of Ember Graham. 

The search and rescue teams include a total of seven (7) Shasta County and outside county K-9 teams, Shasta County Search and Rescue, Cal OES, Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office, Tehama County Sheriff’s Office, Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office, Placer County Sheriff’s Office, Marin County Sheriff’s Office and Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office.  In addition to the all of the Sheriff’s Office designated search teams, approximately 60 relatives and friends of Ember Graham have coordinated separately to search in various areas of unincorporated Anderson (Happy Valley) and south Redding.

The Sheriff Office Major Crimes Unit continues to identify Matthew Ryan Graham as a person of interest in the missing infant case.  According to Sheriff’s Investigators, Graham has been uncooperative during the investigation as his statements have been inconsistent and has not made any effort to clear his name. 

Matthew Graham remains in custody at the Shasta County Jail.  He was brought in by Sheriff’s Investigators on July 2 at approximately 8:30 pm.  He was arrested for a no-bail felony probation violation after he failed to disclose medication he took, pursuant to his probation terms.  Graham’s probation stems from a DUI and Forgery conviction.  He has not been charged with any crimes related to the disappearance of Ember Graham.

On Thursday, July 2, at 05:26 am, SHASCOM dispatch received a 911 call from Matthew Graham, who reported that his six month old daughter, Ember Graham was missing from their residence on Noosha Ln. in Anderson (Happy Valley).  Matthew Graham informed authorities he last saw his daughter at about 10:30 pm the night before and when he woke up after 5:00 am, his daughter was missing from her crib. 

On Friday, July 3, Sheriff’s Investigators released a photograph of Matthew Graham’s pickup truck and asking the public if anyone has seen the vehicle parked or driving in the Clear Creek Rd area on Wednesday evening, July 1.  The vehicle is described as a 1990 dark blue, full-size extra cab, Chevrolet fleet side pickup with flat black paint on the side panels, black rims, no license plates, and a cow bell hanging underneath the front bumper.

Six month old Ember Graham is considered to be missing and at risk due to a seizure disorder.  Shasta County Secret Witness has sent out a new reward posting up to $10,000 offered to anyone who could provide information on Ember Graham’s whereabouts or information about what lead to her disappearance.  According to family members, the child must be given medications for her condition.

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On Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 0930 hours, SHASCOM received a report of a theft of a backhoe which had been stolen overnight from 12100 Gas Point Road, Shasta County.

Deputies arrived on scene and began their investigation. It was quickly learned that the backhoe had rammed two cattle gates on the property and left tire impressions in the direction of the suspect. With the aid of Air Operations-California Highway Patrol (H-16), they located the $30,000.00 backhoe in a make shift camp off of Duck Canyon Road, just east of the victim’s residence. Deputies arrived on scene and came in contact with three male adults, Donald Cluff, Robert McRorie, and Kevin Scaggs. All three were interviewed. Robert McRorie was arrested for the theft of the backhoe along with vandalizing the victim’s gates. The remaining two males were released on scene pending possible, other related theft charges as deputies also located a stolen generator from a case in 2014.  The backhoe was returned to the victim.      

Case # 15-24560
Crime: Grand Theft
Contact: Sergeant Steve Grashoff
Contact # 530-245-6540

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On Saturday, 07/04/2015 at 1806 hours, deputies with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a shots fired call reported in the area of Alward Way, Shingletown CA.  Deputies were advised while enroute that subjects were standing by at the Cal-Fire Station in Shingletown for contact.  Upon contact with the subjects at the Cal-Fire Station, a subject identified as Gage Niece reported that he went to 7075 Alward Way to assist his friend, Tracie Knight, with the retrieval of some personal belongings from an ex-boyfriend of Knight’s, reported as Robert Brown.  There were other subjects also with Niece and Knight while they attempted to retrieve Tracie Knight’s cell phone that she had reported stolen from her residence in Anderson earlier in the day. 

While Knight and Niece were at 7075 Alward Way, a physical confrontation occurred between Niece and another subject residing on Alward Way identified as Josh Roose, DOB 04/23/87, WMA 28 years old. Knight reported that just prior to, or during, the altercation between Roose and Niece, Brown brandished two handguns at them.  As the altercation continued Roose came into possession of a reported sawed off shotgun and discharged the shotgun at least twice, once in the air and then once into the back of Knight’s vehicle, a red Ford Fusion.  Niece reported at the time the shotgun was fired into the Ford, he was seated in the Ford waiting to flee.  Roose also reportedly struck the Ford’s windshield with the butt of the shotgun he was seen firing during the incident.   Niece, Tracie Knight and the others left and no one was injured as a result of the shotgun being fired. 

Deputies ultimately contacted Roose at the Alward Way residence, interviewed him and subsequently arrested him for Assault with Firearm, 245(a) (1) PC.  Knight’s sister, Nicole Knight, was also contacted at the Alward Way residence but was not arrested.  Nicole Knight, who is now in a relationship with Robert Brown, stated there have been ongoing problems between her and Tracie.  Brown was not contacted at the residence due to him leaving the Alward Way location prior to deputies’ arrival.

During a canvass of the Alward Way area, a large cache of various types of firearms, weapons, and drug paraphernalia consistent with the manufacturing of honey oil, were located hidden in the nearby woods near the 7075 Alward Way residence.  The weapons and paraphernalia were confiscated due to the public safety risk as children were playing in the area, as well as evidence tying the weapons and paraphernalia to the Alward Way residence.

Sergeant Brian Jackson ID#150
Shasta County Sheriff’s Office
Major Crimes Unit
530-245-6172

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Update July 3, 2015

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit has identified Matthew Ryan Graham as a person of interest in the missing infant case.  Graham’s statements to Sheriff’s Investigators in regard to his six month old daughter, Ember Skye Graham’s disappearance have been inconsistent.  This information has led authorities to shift their search efforts today, from the area around Graham’s residence on Noosha Ln., to the Clear Creek Rd. area (from Cloverdale Rd. east to Hwy 273). 

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office has increased the number of outside agencies to assist in the search for the missing infant, including the Shasta County Search and Rescue, Cal OES, Redding Police, Anderson Police, CHP, Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office, Tehama County Sheriff’s Office, Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Butte County Sheriff’s Office, Napa County Sheriff’s Office, Trinity County Sheriff’s Office, and Glenn County Sheriff’s Office. 

Sheriff’s Investigators are releasing a photograph of Matthew Graham’s pickup truck and asking the public if anyone has seen the vehicle parked or driving in the Clear Creek Rd area on Wednesday evening, July 1.  The vehicle is described as a 1990 dark blue, full-size extra cab, Chevrolet fleet side pickup with flat black paint on the side panels, black rims, no license plates, and a cow bell hanging underneath the front bumper.

Shasta County Secret Witness has sent out a new reward posting up to $10,000 offered to anyone who could provide information on Ember Graham’s whereabouts or information about what lead to her disappearance. 

Matthew Graham was brought into the Shasta County Jail by Sheriff’s Investigators yesterday evening at approximately 8:30 P.M. for a no-bail felony probation violation after he failed to disclose medication he took, pursuant to his probation terms.  His probation stems from a DUI and Forgery conviction.  Graham has not been charged with any crimes related to the disappearance of his six month old daughter, Ember.

On Thursday, July 2, at 05:26 A.M., SHASCOM dispatch received a 911 call from Matthew Graham, 24, who reported that his six month old daughter, Ember Graham was missing from their residence on Noosha Ln. in Anderson (Happy Valley).

Graham informed authorities he last saw his daughter at about 10:30 P.M. the night before and when he woke up after 5:00 A.M., his daughter was missing from her crib. 

Six month old Ember Graham is considered to be missing and at risk due to a seizure disorder.  According to family members, the child needs medications for her condition. 

Anyone with information leading to the whereabouts of Ember Graham, please contact Shasta County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit at (530) 245-6135 or Sheriff’s Records at (530) 245-6025.  Information can also be sent to the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit email address: mcu@co.shasta.ca.us

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On Thursday, July 2, at 05:26 AM, Shascom received a 911 call from Matthew Graham who reported that his six month old daughter, Ember Graham was missing from their residence on Noosha Ln. in Anderson. Graham informed authorities he last saw his daughter at about 10:30 PM the night before and when he woke up after 5:00 AM, his daughter was missing from her crib. 

Shasta County Investigators have been interviewing family members while the Sheriff’s Office has been deploying of a multitude of various agencies, including the Child Abduction Response Unit (CART), Shasta County Search and Rescue, Cal OES, Redding Police, Anderson Police, CHP, Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office, Shasta County District Attorney’s Office and Shasta County Child Family Services. 

Six month old Ember Graham is considered to be missing and at risk due to a seizure disorder.  This investigation is continuing and updates will be given when available. Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Ember Graham, please contact Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at (530) 245-6135.   
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JUNE ​​2015 

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On 6/30/2015, Agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Investigative Team, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Marijuana Enforcement Team and the National Park Service conducted an investigation on illegal marijuana cultivation taking place on public land in the Whiskey Creek drainage of Whiskeytown National Park.

During entry into the marijuana cultivation site, agents encountered six Hispanic males who were all later determined to be from Michoacán, Mexico. Two of the suspects were apprehended with the aid of a K-9 and all six subjects were subsequently arrested and later booked into the Shasta County Jail on a combination of the below listed charges as well as Fish and Wildlife violations.

• 11358 H&S- Marijuana Cultivation
• 11359 H&S- Possession of Marijuana for Sale
• 182 PC- Conspiracy
• 148(a)(1) PC- Obstruct/Resist an Officer
• 1601(a)(1) F&G- Water Diversion

A total of 4,702 marijuana plants were eradicated from the site along with 450 lbs of processed marijuana. Additionally, officers removed approximately 500 pounds of trash, pesticides, and fertilizer during reclamation efforts.

Sgt. Barry Powell
(530) 351-5240
(530) 722-9161

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On Monday, 06/29/15, at approximately 0610 hrs., Garry Kiely reported he was the victim of a home invasion robbery that occurred on 06/28/15 at approximately 1800 hrs.  Kiely reported that an unknown male suspect entered his residence, located at 7111 Alward Way in Shingletown, and held him at gunpoint.  The unknown male stole several items from his residence including his vehicle.  The unknown male told Kiely if he contacted law enforcement his residence would blow up.

At approximately 0830 hrs., Deputy Thompson spotted Kiely’s vehicle in a turn out on Highway 44 at Camino Vista Dr.  Additional units responded to the location and determined Kiely’s vehicle was still occupied.  Deputies detained a male occupant of the vehicle, later identified as Christopher Lawrence Michael Ray (DOB 08/23/95).  Several stolen items from Kiely’s residence were located inside the vehicle.

Ray initially said Kiely let him borrow the vehicle and he was on his way to return it.  Ray later admitted that he entered Kiely’s residence with a pellet pistol and tied Kiely to a chair with zip ties, phone cord, and duct tape.  Ray admitted to stealing several items from the residence including the vehicle.  Ray told deputies that several stolen items, including a black powder pistol, were at Ray’s residence located off of Grace Resort Rd in Shingletown.  Ray took deputies back to his residence where most all of the stolen property was recovered.

Ray was booked into the Shasta County Jail for 211 PC- Robbery, 207 PC- Kidnapping, 236 PC- False Imprisonment, 10851 CVC- Vehicle Theft, and 368(b)(1) PC- Elder Abuse/Dependent Adult.

Sgt. Logan Stonehouse
(530) 245-6096
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June 23, 2015

In 2014, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office implemented the S.O.L.D. program (Second Opportunity at Life’s Decisions).  This program is a partnership between the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Alternative Custody Program and the CHYBA (California Heritage Youth-Build Academy), located in Redding.

The S.O.L.D. program offers students 16-24 years of age an opportunity to prepare for high school diplomas, vocational school, college, and careers while dividing their time between onsite classes and the construction (or other vocational training) site. The curriculum integrates academics with life skills. Class sizes allow for one-on-one attention to students, and many students earn AmeriCorps education awards to help pay for college expenses.  Tuition for attending CHYBA is free for students.

Kevin Williams was to serve 180 days in the Shasta County Jail for a felony conviction in Shasta County Superior Court.  In December 2014, he was placed on the Shasta County Sheriff’s Alternative Custody Program to serve his time at the City of Shasta Lake Animal Control five days a week in lieu of physical (Jail) incarceration. During this time, Williams enrolled in CHYBA, and was taking classes five days a week in addition to serving at the animal control.

On June 12, 2015, Kevin Williams graduated from the S.O.LD. program with a High School Diploma. Williams has since enrolled in the Shasta County Sheriff’s STEP-UP program and is set to start classes at Shasta College in the fall semester. 

On behalf of Sheriff Tom Bosenko and the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, we proudly congratulate Kevin Williams for his accomplishments and wish him success in his future endeavors

Sgt. Matt Mitchell
(530) 245-6199 
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On Tuesday, 06/23/15, agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Investigative Team, California Fish and Wildlife along with personnel from Shasta County Planning Department conducted an operation in western Shasta County which included one parcel located on Two Feathers Rd. west of Cottonwood, CA and 5 additional parcels within the Trinity Alps Preserve area west of Igo, CA. 

A total of 1,154 marijuana plants were subsequently eradicated during the operation.  These cases will be submitted to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office for review of 11358 H&S- illegal marijuana cultivation and misc. Shasta County Code violations.

Sgt. Barry Powell
(530) 351-5240
(530) 722-9161
June 24th, 2015

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On Friday, 06/19/2015 at 1454 hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a 14 year old female juvenile trapped in the Sacramento River near the area of Sims Road and Interstate 5 in Castella, California. (SCSO Case #15-22355) While en route to the location, witnesses on scene provided Shascom dispatchers with updated information advising the female had become submerged and was no longer visible to them. Multiple agencies from both Shasta County and Siskiyou County responded to the scene to assist in the incident. Upon deputies arrival, it was determined the victim was still underwater. With the assistance of family members and a friend of the victim at the scene, a general location in the river was identified where the victim was last seen. This particular section of the river was extremely swift and littered with large boulders causing white water turbulence which made visibility difficult.

Upon identifying the probable location of the victim, a cumulative course of action to search for the victim was set in place involving members of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Volunteers, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team and members of the Mount Shasta and Dunsmuir Fire Departments who were trained in swift water rescue. At approximately 1930 hours, the victim was located and pronounced deceased at the scene. At that time, the investigation was turned over to the Shasta County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office. The name of the victim is being withheld at this time pending notification of next of kin.   

Deputy Caleb MacGregor
(530) 225-3700
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On 6/18/2015 at 1732 hrs. Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with officers from the Shasta County Probation Department, Redding Police Department and California Department of Corrections were conducting an operation focusing on people who were on probation or Post Release Community Supervision (AB109).  During the operation, deputies located and subsequently arrested Bruce Snow, 43 yrs., who was on AB109 and recently featured as one of Shasta’s Most Wanted.  Snow was located as a passenger in a vehicle during a traffic stop on Fig Tree Lane in Anderson, Ca.  During a search of Snow after the arrest, methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were located in his possession.  Snow was arrested and booked into the Shasta County Jail.  

Case # 15-22262
Crime: Shasta’s Most Wanted / 11377(a) H&S 
Contact: Sergeant Barnhart #146
Contact # 530-225-3700  

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June 18, 2015

Low Water Safety Restrictions!!!

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Boating Safety Unit is ordering the following closures/operation restrictions on Shasta Lake in the interest of public safety. Our primary concern is for the enjoyment and safety of those who recreate on this waterway and we have identified the following safety concerns during years with low water storage. These restrictions will be in place each year and will go into effect as water levels dictate.

Sacramento Arm:

*Salt Creek Inlet- Will be closed to all towing activities when water levels reach 70’-80’ down from the high water mark/line. A “No Ski” buoy will be located at the entrance to the inlet.

 *Gooseneck Cove/Little Sugarloaf Creek- Two “No Ski” buoys will be placed closing the entire North end of the Sacramento Arm to all towing activities. This will be in affect when water levels reach 90’-100’ down from the high water mark/line.

 *Sugarloaf Marina/Antlers Marina-  A “5 MPH” buoy will be placed just south of the marinas and limit speed for the entire north end of the Sacramento Arm. “5 MPH” will be the maximum speed North of Sugarloaf Marina for all vessel traffic when the water reaches 90’-100’ down from the high water mark/line.

McCloud Arm:

* Dekkas Rock—A “No Ski” buoy will be placed closing the entire North end of the McCloud Arm to all towing activities above Dekkas Rock. This will be in affect when water levels reach 90’-100’ down from the high water mark/line.

Squaw Creek Arm:

* Chain Gang Gulch- A “No Ski/5MPH” buoy will be placed closing all towing activity and requiring operation of 5 MPH North to the end of the Squaw Creek Arm. This will be in place when water reaches 90’-100’ down from the high water/mark line.

Pit River Arm

* Jones Valley Inlet- A “No Ski/5MPH” buoy will be positioned at the entrance to the inlet, restricting the entire cove to reduced speed. This will be in affect when water reaches 90’-100’ down from the high water mark/line.

Shasta County Ordinance 12.24.090 - A vessel must limit its speed to 5 mph within 100 feet of any shoreline or anchored vessel, or within 200 feet of a permanent launch ramp, boat dock or moorage area.

Harbors and Navigation Code 651 (bb) - Defines water skiing as the use of water skis, an aquaplane, or similar device. It includes all forms of water skiing, barefoot skiing, skiing on skim boards, knee boards, or other contrivances, parasailing, ski kiting, or any activity where a person is towed behind or alongside a boat.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office appreciates everyone’s compliance with the above restrictions and wants to remind you that we are all responsible for safe boating and recreation on the water. If you have any questions regarding these restrictions, contact us at the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Boating Safety Unit at (530)245-6075.

“If it’s your boat, it’s your responsibility!!”

“Alcohol and water don’t mix!!”

Case# None
Sgt. Rob Sandbloom
530-245-6075

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On Friday, 6/12/15, deputies spoke with a female who wished to report being assaulted by her boyfriend. After deputies interviewed the female victim they went to 18248 Majestic View Drive, at approximately 5:18 PM, to interview the victim’s boyfriend, Lucas Mcleod. 

After knocking on the front door a male subject, later identified as Isiah Martinez, answered. Martinez became belligerent with the deputies and tried slamming the front door closed.  The door struck one of deputies on the leg and Martinez went to retreat into the house.  The deputies believed the Martinez was Mcleod and grabbed Martinez in the doorway and pulled him out onto the front porch.  Martinez turned and punched one of the deputies to the face, breaking his nose in several places.  While the deputies were trying to place Martinez into handcuffs he continued to punch both deputies to the head and face.  Several people came out of the house and advanced on the officers while yelling at them to let go of Martinez.  The deputies released Martinez and he ran back into the house along with all the people who had come out. 

The deputies called for more officers to respond.  Additional officers arrived and the people inside the house were told to come out.  Seven people came out of the house, including Martinez and Mcleod, and were detained.  Deputies went into the house and found two more people still inside, Nathan Glover and Jaime Glover.  Nathan Glover resisted arrest and a taser was used to take him into custody.

Ultimately, Nathan Glover was arrested for obstructing and delaying officers as well as two outstanding misdemeanor warrants, Lucas Mcleod was arrested for a misdemeanor warrant and domestic violence, and Isiah Martinez was arrest for two felony counts of assault on a peace officer.

Case # 15-21476
Crime: Assault on a peace officer
Contact: Sergeant Gonzalez #127
Contact # 530-225-3700

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On Saturday, 6-13-15 at 1134 hours the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a boating accident on Lake Shasta near the I-5 bridge. It was learned that Brian Wright, age 50, of Danville, CA was operating a rented personal watercraft (PWC). Wright had driven the PWC to a rented houseboat where he and other friends were staying. The houseboat was being operated by Anne Allen, age 42, of Rancho Cordova, CA. The houseboat was underway as Wright approached on the PWC.

Wright drove the PWC in front of the moving houseboat and stopped several
yards in front of it. Allen did not see Wright on the PWC and as the houseboat
continued forward it drove over the top of the PWC lodging the PWC under the
front deck of the houseboat. Wright received minor injuries and denied medical
treatment. The PWC received major damage from the collision. The houseboat was
not damaged.

Alcohol and/or drugs were not a factor in this accident.

Case# 15-21534
Deputy Dave Compomizzo
530-245-6075

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On Wednesday, 06/10/15, at approximately 0630 hours, agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Investigative Team and California Fish and Wildlife conducted an operation in the south east portion of Shasta County near Dersch Road regarding illegal marijuana cultivation.

During entry into the cultivation site two Hispanic males were encountered. One male, identified as Alejandro Hernandez-Sanchez was taken into custody without incident.  The second Hispanic male adult fled on foot from agents and was not apprehended.

A total of 7,376 marijuana plants were eradicated from the cultivation site.  During the investigation it was determined the responsible(s) were illegally diverting water from Lack Creek. Hernandez-Sanchez was found to be from Mexico and in the United States illegally.  Hernandez-Sanchez was later booked into the Shasta County Jail for 11358 H&S- marijuana cultivation, 11359 H&S- Possession of marijuana for sale and 182 PC- Conspiracy.

Sgt. Barry Powell
(530) 351-5240
(530) 722-9161
June 11, 2015

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On 5/25/2015, Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle operated by 57 year old, John Jasmer of Anderson, CA. During the traffic stop $17,900.00 in U.S. currency was located within the vehicle. The currency was subsequently seized as the investigation revealed the money was linked to illegal narcotic sales.

On 6/9/2015, deputies with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office AB109 Team served a search warrant at Jasmer’s residence located at 18666 Lloyd Lane in Anderson, CA. During the search deputies found approximately eleven ounces of crystal methamphetamine along with drug paraphernalia. Deputies also located an additional $5,000.00 in cash, again linked to narcotic sales.

Jasmer was contacted within the home and detained. Jasmer was subsequently transported to the Shasta County Jail but due to medical reasons, not associated to this case, Jasmer was released from custody to seek medical treatment. The case will be sent to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.  

Case # 15-20964
Crime: Possession for sales of narcotics. 
Contact: Sergeant Barnhart #146
Contact # 530-225-3700 

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On Monday, June 08, 2015, at approximately 4:23 PM, a Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputy was driving east on Highway 299 in Fall River when he passed a car which he believed had Alexander Galindo, one of Shasta County’s Most Wanted, inside it.  As the deputy pulled over and turned his patrol car around, the car transporting Galindo quickly pulled into the parking lot of a local business.  When the deputy approached the car, only the driver, Katie Burns, was inside.  Other deputies arrived and quickly went to the back of the business.  Deputies found Galindo hiding behind a warehouse directly behind the business.  Galindo was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Shasta County Jail on his outstanding felony warrant.

Case # 15-20878
Crime: Most Wanted Arrest
Contact: Sergeant Gonzalez
Contact # 530-225-3700

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On Saturday, 6-6-15, at 1803 hours, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of an
injury boating accident near Bear Cove and Corey Cove on the Squaw Arm of Lake
Shasta. It was learned that Jan Smotherman, age 66 of Dixon, CA, was operating a
rented Silverthorn houseboat he and family members had picked up earlier in the
day.

Jan Smotherman was preparing to park the houseboat by putting the front of
the pontoons against the shore. As this occurred, two vessels (a ski boat and bass
boat)  belonging to the family, which were in tow by the houseboat, began to drift
toward the stern of the houseboat. Family members began trying to push the two
vessels away. In an effort to prevent one of the vessels from hitting the stern of the
houseboat, Jenny Smotherman, age 40 of Rocklin, CA, jumped into the water
directly behind the houseboat’s outdrive. The houseboat’s propeller was still in gear
causing Jenny Smotherman to be pulled towards the rotating propeller. She
received propeller cuts to both lower legs. She was taken to Silverthorn Resort and
then flown to Mercy Hospital by helicopter. She is undergoing surgery at this time.
Alcohol and/or drugs were not a factor in this accident.

Case# 15-20613
Deputy Dave Compomizzo
530-245-6075

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On 06/06/15, at approximately 1049 hours, a Shasta County Sheriff’s deputy was in the area of Interstate 5 and Wonderland Blvd driving south on Interstate 5.  A vehicle that was parked on the west shoulder of the interstate started to merge onto the interstate in front of the deputy’s patrol vehicle causing him to apply his brakes to avoid a collision with the vehicle.  The deputy conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and contacted the occupants.  The deputy observed a small bag of marijuana in plain view on the rear passenger floor board. 

All three occupants were removed from the vehicle and a search of the vehicle was conducted.  In the trunk of the vehicle, five handguns (four semi-auto pistols and one revolver) were located under a clothing bag.  All three occupants were questioned regarding the ownership of the firearms but none admitted to knowing the firearms were in the vehicle.  None of the firearms had registration information from the serial numbers.

The owner of the vehicle, 26 year old Hector Pelayo from Los Angeles, was found to have a previous felony conviction for armed robbery in the State of Washington.  Pelayo was arrested and transported to the Shasta County Jail.  The other two passengers were released on scene. The firearms were seized.
 
Pelayo was booked into Shasta County Jail on the following charge:

PC §29800(a)(1), Felon in possession of a firearm.

Sergeant Tyler Thompson #133
Shasta County Sheriff’s Office
(530)245-6086
Case #15-20568

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On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at about 1447 hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office responded to 19964 Riverside Ave., #3, in Anderson, CA regarding a male subject firing a handgun inside the residence.

As the deputies arrived on scene, they located Mariah Gragg, age 23, and her two young children, ages 1½ and 8 months, inside the residence and they were not injured.  During the investigation, deputies learned Alton Gragg and Mariah Gragg had a verbal dispute about Alton Gragg being out all night and his drinking habits. According to Mariah Gragg, Alton Gragg was intoxicated during this dispute, and fired off two rounds from a .45 caliber handgun in the bathroom in a negligent manner.  Alton Gragg left the residence prior to the deputies arriving on scene. 

At about 2215 hours, deputies contacted Alton Gragg at the Happy Valley Market.  Alton Gragg had contacted law enforcement once he heard he was wanted for negligent discharge of a firearm.  Alton Gragg was taken into custody without incident.  During the interview with Alton Gragg, he admitted the weapon he was holding during the incident at his residence did in fact discharge.

Alton Gragg was transported to the Shasta County Jail where he was booked for negligent discharge of a firearm and child cruelty.

Case # 15-20035
Captain Anthony Bertain #143
Shasta County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations
530-245-6025

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June 3, 2015 

In October of 2014, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office learned that a juvenile victim (confidential), residing in Burney, CA, had given birth to a baby in March 2014.  Due to the victim being 13 years old at the time of conception and 14 years old when she gave birth, an investigation was initiated into the circumstances surrounding her pregnancy.

During the initial stages of the investigation, the victim was reluctant to cooperate and would not say who the father of her baby was.  The victim’s biological father was identified as a potential suspect in the case.  DNA analysis was subsequently conducted in an attempt to identify the biological father of the victim’s baby.

On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015, DNA analysis was completed.  The DNA results provided strong evidence that the victim’s biological father, Adam Goad (DOB: 08/10/1980), was the father of the baby.  As a result, the victim and her baby were taken into protective custody, as they were both residing with Goad in Burney.  The victim finally disclosed being victimized by Goad after hearing the DNA analysis results.

Adam Goad was placed under arrest.  After being questioned about the incident and being provided with the DNA analysis results, Goad confessed to having sexual intercourse with his daughter which resulted in her pregnancy.  He was later transported to the Shasta County Jail where he was booked for child molestation and other associated charges.

Case # 15-8946
Crime: Felony Child Molest
Contact: Detective Keith Sharp
Contact # 530-245-6099

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On June 1, 2015 at 0905 hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a stabbing victim being treated at a local Hospital. Shasta County Sheriff’s deputies responded and learned the victim’s name to be Jeremiah Joseph Town, WMA, DOB 06/07/78. Town was currently in surgery for a single stab wound to his stomach. Medical Staff advised the wound was non-life-threatening. The victim’s wife provided the location where the incident occurred which was their residence, 10651 High Street in Old Shasta.

During the investigation deputies learned the reason behind the stabbing. The suspect, Frank Edward Crouse, WMA, DOB -1/15/58 and Jeremiah Town became involved in a heated argument after Town told Crouse to stop arguing with Crouse’s wife. During the heated argument between Frank Crouse and Jeremiah Town, Crouse used a steak knife which he was using to make a sandwich and stabbed Jeremiah Town once in the stomach just above his belly button. Jeremiah Town was able to punch Frank Crouse in the head which caused laceration to his forehead. Both subjects were transported to local Hospitals. Frank Crouse received stiches for his laceration and was treated and released by the Hospital. Crouse was arrested for the assault and booked into the Shasta County Jail. Jeremiah Town is currently still being treated for his stab wound.

06/02/15, the victim, Jeremiah Town has been released from the Hospital and is in good condition. The suspect in this case on 06/01/15 was referred to as Frank Rouse when in fact his correct name is Frank Crouse.  

Case # 15-19837
Crime: Felony Assault with Great Bodily Injury
Contact: Sergeant Steve Grashoff

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MAY ​​2015 

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On 5-30-15, at approximately 1550 hours, Shasta County Sheriff’s Boating Safety Officers responded to an injury vessel accident in the Pit River Arm of Lake Shasta, a quarter mile west of Ski Island. 

Officers discovered that Olga Cioban, 26 years of Sacramento, CA, had been struck by a propeller while swimming behind a rental houseboat. Cioban received injuries from the propeller strike to her right foot and left leg. Cioban was transported by Sheriff’s vessel to an awaiting ambulance at Bridge Bay and then to Mercy Hospital. Ciobvan is presently undergoing surgery for her injuries.

The operator of the houseboat, Maksim Leontiy, 29 years of Antelope, CA, had been operating the houseboat when he was told that a hat had blown from the upper deck into the lake. Leontiy began backing the houseboat in the direction of the hat to retrieve it, when Cioban jumped into the water at the rear of the houseboat and was immediately struck by the propeller. It does not appear alcohol or drugs were a factor in the accident.

Case# 15-19600
Deputy Dave Compomizzo
530-245-6075

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May 26, 2015  

This past 2015 Memorial Day weekend was a busy weekend on Shasta Lake.  Young adults from University of Oregon, CSU Chico, UC Davis and UC San Luis Obispo, along with general vacationers, converged on Shasta Lake to enjoy the three day weekend.  An estimated 194 plus houseboats were rented out for the weekend.
119 houseboats were concentrated on Slaughter House Island in the Sacramento Arm of Shasta Lake.  These are the stats for 5-22-15 through 5-25-15:  

Boating Under the Influence arrest: 3
Field Sobriety Tests administered: 33
Citations Issued for boating violations: 38
Warning Issued for boating violations: 388
Vessels/Persons assisted: 521
Accidents Reported: 8
Medical Transports to medical centers: 8
  2 overdoses
  6 injuries

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the S.A.F.E. Boat program, from the University of California Davis, for their assistance this past weekend.  The S.A.F.E. Boat was stationed on Slaughter House Island. The S.A.F.E. Boat personnel are EMT’s and Paramedics that handle minor injuries that require medical attention.  They assess patients and determine if the patients need to be transported to a medical center.  The S.A.F.E. Boat personnel handled 100’s of patients during the weekend. The Cal-Fire boat was on Shasta Lake during the weekend with 24 hour staffing.  The Sheriff’s Office would also like to thank CAL-Fire and the U.S. Forest Service for their assistance on Shasta Lake.  

Deputy Ray Hughes
Shasta County Sheriff’s Office
Boating Safety Unit
(530) 245-6075 

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On May 25, 2015, at 0129 hours, a blue Kia was spotted by a Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputy traveling southbound on Lake Boulevard.  The deputy noticed a lighting equipment violation and conducted a traffic stop on the Kia near the intersection of Lake Boulevard and Mac Road.  A record check on the vehicle’s license plate indicated the Kia was a stolen; at which point, the occupants were ordered from car during a high-risk traffic stop and detained. 

The driver on the stolen Kia was identified as 22 year old William James Ashmun of Redding, California.  In addition to operating the stolen vehicle, Ashmun did not have a valid driver’s license.  He was booked and incarcerated at the Shasta County Jail for possession of stolen property and driving without a license.  The passengers inside the car were questioned and released.  The stolen Kia was returned to the registered owner.

Sergeant Randall #192
May 25, 2015
SCSO #15-18755
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On 05/23/15, at approximately 0843 hours, Shasta County Sheriff’s deputies from the City of Shasta Lake Division were driving in the area of Kennet Road and Shasta Way, just off of State Route 151.  A deputy noticed smoke in a field to the northeast of this intersection.  As he arrived on scene, he saw two separate fires burning the dry grass in the field.  The fires were separated by Shasta Way and about 100 yards apart.

As the deputy started to contain the fire with the use of his fire extinguisher, several other deputies arrived on scene helping with their extinguishers.  This kept the two fires from spreading until the Shasta Lake Fire Department personnel were able to put the fires out completely. 

During this time, a white male adult was seen coming from the field area were the original fire had been burning.  The male was contacted and detained.  He was questioned by officials and released.  According to witnesses two white male adults were seen in the area when the fires started.  A search of the surrounding areas were unsuccessful.

The investigation was taken over by the Shasta Lake Fire Protection Fire Marshal.

Case #15-18847
Sergeant Tyler Thompson #133
(530) 245-608

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May 22, 2015 

Over the past few days residents of Shasta County have been receiving fictitious telephone calls from individuals identifying themselves as Shasta County deputy sheriffs. The caller states that you have a warrant for your arrest regarding various crimes or for missing jury duty. They may also tell you a relative is in jail and in need of bail money or that you owe money to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Most of the time the calls come up on caller ID as a mobile phone with a local area code to appear more legitimate. Prepaid mobile phones can be purchased anywhere with a local area code assigned. In many of these cases the callers are from out of state or out of the country. In the recent cases in Shasta County the caller has a southern accent.

These telephone scams are occurring nationwide. Citizens should be suspicious of any caller who identifies themselves as a law enforcement official or government employee and then demands 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 deter 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 (530)245-6135 or by email at MCU@co.shasta.ca.us.

Sergeant Pat Kropholler #128
Shasta County Sheriff’s Office
Major Crimes Unit
530-245-6149

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Updated Information

On Tuesday, 05/19/15, at approximately 1118 hours, Ernie Stephenson contacted SHASCOM in regards to finding clothing on his property west of Dry Creek Road just south of Argonaut Trail. (15-17903)  Deputies responded to the area and located the clothing.  Deputies searched the area near where the clothing was found and located human remains.  The unidentified human remains are pending identification by the Shasta County Coroner’s Office.

On Wednesday, 05/20/2015, the human remains have been identified as missing person Charles Orr, 61 years old of Redding. Next of kin have been notified. A post mortem exam was conducted today, The cause of death was listed as central nervous system damage and self-inflicted gunshot to the head. 

Deputy Coroner Reynolds #169
(530) 225-5551
May 20, 2015

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On Tuesday, 05/19/15, at approximately 1118 hours, Ernie Stephenson contacted SHASCOM in regards to finding clothing on his property west of Dry Creek Road just south of Argonaut Trail. (15-17903)  Deputies responded to the area and located the clothing.  Deputies searched the area near where the clothing was found and located human remains.  The unidentified human remains are pending identification by the Shasta County Coroner’s Office. 

Sgt. Logan Stonehouse
(530) 245-6096
May 19, 2015

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On Saturday, 5-16-2015, at approx. 8:20 P.M. Shasta County Deputies responded to 17192 Lassen Ave. in the Happy Valley area for a call of an adult male, later identified as 25-year old Duane Parmenter, who brandished a handgun at another adult male, Johnny Martinez. While on scene and investigating the call, reference 15-17571, it was revealed to deputies that two shots had been fired from the handgun.

Martinez, who lives in the area, had gone to the listed address to visit with Parmenter. Martinez, Parmenter and Parmenter’s adult brother, who was also visiting, were in the garage of the residence drinking alcoholic beverages and smoking marijuana. Parmenter displayed bizarre behavior and while doing so revealed a small black semi-automatic handgun, pointed it at Martinez and asked why he was there and how people were getting into his house. Parmenter’s brother, fearing for his and Martinez’s safety, grabbed his brother and a struggle between all three ensued. Parmenter was physically restrained by both his brother and Martinez until he calmed down at which time they released their grips on him as they felt the incident had concluded. Parmenter’s brother then entered the residence through the common door followed by Parmenter, leaving Martinez momentarily by himself in the garage.

Martinez feeling very uncomfortable due to the incident that just took place decided he should leave the residence. The garage door was shut and there is not an entry/exit walk though door leading to the outside; he attempted to enter the house and leave through the front door as this was the direction he had come in that evening. As he attempted to enter the house Parmenter, still armed with the handgun, met him at the doorway, prevented him from entering, again pointed the handgun at him and made a comment about shooting him. While the two were alone in the garage, Martinez attempted to hit the handgun out of Parmenter’s hand and another physical struggle ensued between the two. During this struggle two shots were fired from the handgun while still in Parmenter’s possession. Martinez was able to separate himself from Parmenter, enter the residence and exit running to his residence where the initial call was made to the Sheriff’s Office.

Parmenter was contacted by deputies and detained on scene while the investigation continued. Statements were gathered confirming others had heard what they believed to be shots fired from within the garage. A .25 caliber semi-automatic handgun was found at the residence along with one spent .25 caliber cartridge in the garage. Neither Martinez nor Parmenter were hit by the bullets fired from the handgun however each received minor injuries due to the physical struggle they had within the garage. Two bullet holes were located within the interior of the garage and a .25 caliber bullet was located in Parmenter’s pants pocket. The bullets believed to be shot from the handgun did not appear to penetrate through the garage walls as there were no exit holes thus, fortunately, there were no victims of negligent discharge of the handgun. Parmenter was arrested for attempted murder and transported to the Shasta County jail.

Deputy J. Ruiz #136
(530) 245-6025
May 17, 2015 

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On Thursday, 05/14/15, at approximately 0351 hrs., deputies from the City of Shasta Lake responded to the intersection of Rose Ave. and Park Pl. for a traffic collision (15-17208).  Upon arrival, deputies determined a vehicle struck a tree near the intersection.

It was determined the driver was a 23 year old male from the City of Shasta Lake.  The male driver and solo occupant of the vehicle was pronounced deceased on scene.  The cause of the collision is still under investigation and the name of the driver will be released once the next of kin are notified.

Sgt. Logan Stonehouse
(530) 245-6096
May 14, 2015

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DATE/TIME: 5/12/2015 at 1530 hours
CONTACT OFFICER: Sgt. Barry Powell
CASE #15-16965
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  
  2800.2 CVC- Evading Peace Office
  148(a)(1) PC- Obstructing/Resisting an Officer
LOCATION: Wildcat Road @ Ash Creek Road
VICTIM(S): State of California 
SUSPECTS(S):
  Suspect #1- Jose Maria Medina Sambrano-Hispanic Male Adult 45 years- Manteca, CA
  Suspect #2- Unknown Hispanic Male Adult
  Suspect #3- Unknown Hispanic Male Adult

SYNOPSIS:

On 5/12/2015, Agents with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Marijuana Investigative Team and Shasta County Planning Department conducted a marijuana compliance check at a rural piece of property off Wildcat Road, east of Anderson, CA.  Upon arrival at the location, one Hispanic male adult, wearing woodland camouflage, fled on foot from a large marijuana cultivation site and was not apprehended.  While agents were eradicating the 2,762 mature marijuana plants found growing on the property, a black Honda Pilot pickup was observed pulling into the property.  An agent attempted to contact the occupants of the vehicle and when the agent identified himself as law enforcement, the driver sped past the agent, almost striking him.   A California Department of Fish and Wildlife Warden had just arrived in the area to assist and attempted to conduct a vehicle enforcement stop on the Honda. The driver failed to stop and led the warden on a vehicle pursuit for several miles on Wildcat Road to Ash Creek Road.  After turning onto Ash Creek Road, the male driver, later identified as Jose Maria Median Sambrano, and an unknown Hispanic male adult passenger abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. 

The Fish and Wildlife Warden subsequently gave chase and with the aid of his law enforcement K-9, was able to apprehend Sambrano.  Sambrano was taken to Shasta Regional Medical Center for the injuries he sustained from the K-9 apprehension and will be booked into the Shasta County Jail for 2800.2- Felony Evading and for 148 PC- Resisting/Obstructing an Officer.

During the investigation, the vehicle was found to contain miscellaneous food supplies and it was determined Sambrano was dropping the food supplies off at the illegal marijuana cultivation site. Agents were unable to locate the unidentified male passenger after a lengthy search. 

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UPDATE:        

On Monday, May 11, 2015 at 1827 hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the name of the resident that shot Dillon Carmelo. Her name is Jennifer Marie Doolittle, WFA DOB 06/09/74.

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Cline Gulch Road, French Gulch Homicide **UPDATED**

SYNOPSIS: 

On 05/11/15, Monday, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Coroner’s Office conducted an autopsy on Timothy Mitchell.  The Coroner’s Office confirmed that Timothy Mitchell died of gunshot wounds to the upper torso and head; specific location of the gunshot wounds will not be released for the integrity of the investigation.   A final ruling of the cause of death to Mitchell is pending toxicology results.

On 05/03/15, Mitchell was found in the French Gulch area, deceased and covered with a plastic bag, refer to prior News Release for details.  The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit has been investigating Mitchell’s death as a homicide and have subsequently arrested Mitchell’s uncle, Ralf Reuschel for murder. The investigation is ongoing and anybody with information is encouraged to contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit.

Sergeant Brian Jackson ID#150
Shasta County Sheriff’s Office
Major Crimes Unit
530-245-6172
05/11/15, 1530 hours

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SYNOPSIS:

On Monday, May 11, 2015 at 0902 hours, SHASCOM received a report of a male subject acting bizarre and possibly under the influence of a controlled substance, standing in front of 7918 Churn Creek Road in Shasta County. Deputies responded and made contact with the male subject. The male subject who was later identified as Dillon Lee Carmelo (DOB-11-19-70) continued to act bizarre and was making movements with his hands as if he was reaching for a handgun. Deputies gave numerous orders for him to stop and placed him at gun point. Dillon Carmelo fled from deputies in a south westerly direction toward East Niles Lane. SHASCOM updated deputies that Dillon Carmelo was on parole for a weapons charge and is currently a 290 registrant. Deputies quickly learned that Carmelo was wearing an issued GPS device by parole and learned through this device that he was on East Niles Lane. Pursuing deputies spotted Dillon Carmelo running through backyards and fields. Once again Dillon Carmelo refused commands by law enforcement to stop. Carmelo continued to act as if he was reaching for a handgun and at times would point his cell phone at deputies as if it was a handgun. Deputies continued chasing Carmelo which ended in a backyard of a residence on East Niles Lane when the home owner shot Dillon Carmelo. Carmelo was shot in the ankle by the home owner. Further investigation on why the homeowner fired is as follows:

During the foot pursuit the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office placed out a call to local residences in the area advising our office was currently in foot pursuit with Dillon Carmelo and was considered armed and dangerous and on parole. The homeowner was notified of this incident and had armed herself with a handgun. The resident went out her back door to retrieve her dogs to lock them inside when she saw Dillon Carmelo jumping over her fence. Once Carmelo made it over the fence he advanced on her and again acted as if he was reaching for a handgun. The resident who now feared for her life fired several shots at Carmelo striking him once in the ankle. The homeowner was interviewed by detectives and released. Dillon Carmelo was taken into custody after resisting arrest with deputies with the aid of Shasta County Sheriff’s Office K-9, Thor.  Carmelo was transported to the Hospital with non-life threatening wounds. He is currently being treated for his wounds. Dillon Carmelo will be charged with resisting arrest along with parole violations.  The entire case will be submitted to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office for review regarding the homeowner’s use of the firearm.

The homeowner who was acting in self-defense will not be identified at this time. The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office wishes to remind the citizens of Shasta County they have every right to protect their person(s) and family but must still abide by the law. In this case the homeowner fired in the direction of the suspect but did not realize pursuing deputies were just behind Dillon Carmelo, surrounding him in an attempt to take him into custody. No deputies were injured during the shooting and no deputies fired their weapons.

Sergeant Steve Grashoff
530-245-6540
Case # 15-16834

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SYNOPSIS: 

On May 4, 2015, at approximately 0746 hours, deputies responded to 23911 Coleman Fish Hatchery Rd., in Cottonwood, for a report of a deceased male. Eusebio Luna reported that he had found his uncle, Clarence “Jimmy” O’Neil deceased outside the home. Luna told the first responders that he found O’Neil lying face down with his head against a large pier block. Luna said he moved O’Neil over and found him cold to the touch. Luna then stated he did not want any passersby to see his uncle in that position, so he drug his body out of sight of the roadway toward his porch. Luna then attempted to clean up the scene by moving the approximate 60 pound pier block into a trash pile over 20 yards away and removed the blood stained dirt because he didn’t want to look at it.

Investigators collected several items from the scene including blood spatter evidence.  On May 7, 2015, an autopsy was conducted on O’Neil. During the autopsy several injuries were found that were determined to be inconsistent with a fall. O’Neil sustained broken ribs, broken collar bone and a knife wound to the facial area. He was also struck in the face with a heavy object suspected to be the pier block that Luna attempted to discard. After an extensive investigation, discovery of the injuries to O’Neil and the evidence collected at the scene; detectives determined that O’Neil had been murdered and that Luna attempted to cover up the crime by altering the scene to look like an accident

On May 8, 2015, Luna was arrested for the crime of murder. During an interview Luna admitted that he could have killed his uncle, but could not remember exactly what had happened. He was booked into the Shasta County Jail in lieu of $1,000,000.00 bail.

Sergeant Pat Kropholler #128
Shasta County Sheriff’s Office
Major Crimes Unit
530-245-6149

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SYNOPSIS: 

On 05/03/15, Sunday, at 1955 hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Cline Gulch Road in French Gulch CA for reported found deceased body in the area.  Deputies responded along with Detectives from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit and located a deceased body approximately 1.5 miles up Cline Gulch Road from Trinity Mountain Road.  The body was located in an old mining type water pit.  The upper torso and head of the body was covered in a black plastic bag where only the legs of the deceased male was visible.  The location, condition of the body and evidence indicated that the body was dumped at the location after death. 

On 05/04/15, Monday, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Coroner’s Office discovered at least one gunshot to the body of the decedent.  On 05/06/15, Wednesday the decedent was identified through fingerprints as Timothy Arron Mitchell, DOB: 05/01/82, 33 years old. 

Detectives began conducting an extensive investigation into the background of Mitchell who had been residing in Sacramento and recently stayed in Washington State.  Through the investigation, detectives discovered late on 05/07/15, Thursday that Mitchell was recently staying with a family member, Ralf Reuschel, 63 years old, in the Redding area at the Premier RV Resort at 280 North Boulder Drive, Redding CA. Mitchell arrived around April 24th, 2015 and began staying with Reuschel. 

On 05/08/18, Friday, at approximately 1000 hours, Detectives contacted Reuschel and his wife at the residence on North Boulder Drive.  During extensive interviews, detectives learned that Reuschel ultimately got into a confrontation with Mitchell on or about April 29th, 2015 in the early morning hours inside the trailer.  Reuschel ultimately shot Mitchell where he died on scene.  Reuschel kept Mitchell’s body at his residence for several days until transporting Mitchell’s body to the French Gulch Road area where he disposed of Mitchell’s body.  Reuschel was ultimately arrested and booked into the Shasta County Jail for 187 PC, Murder.   A complete autopsy is scheduled for 05/11/15, Monday and additional information will be released next week.

Sergeant Brian Jackson ID#150
Shasta County Sheriff’s Office
Major Crimes Unit
530-245-6172

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SYNOPSIS: 

On Wednesday, May 6th, 2015, a Shasta County Sheriff Deputy was in the area of Highway 273 and Clear Creek Road.  The deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a motorcyclist near that intersection. When the initiating deputy activated his patrol unit’s overhead emergency lights for the enforcement stop, the motorcyclist did not yield and ultimately fled at a high rate of speed. The motorcyclist was later identified as 33 year old Joseph Zachariah Placid of Redding, California.

Placid led deputies on a pursuit for approximately 20 miles while patrol units followed with their emergency lights and sirens activated.  Placid failed to stop for several posted signs and red traffic signals while fleeing from the marked patrol units. At times, Placid’s speed was in access of 100 MPH. 

The termination point of the pursuit was in the area of Kenyon Drive and Cedars Road.  Placid slowed at the dead end of Kenyon Drive and attempted to make a U-turn, which resulted in Placid running his motorcycle into a marked Sheriff’s Office Patrol Unit.  Although Placid struck a patrol unit, the collision was relatively minor and Placid was taken into custody.  Neither Placid nor the deputy sustained injuries in the collision.

When deputies took Placid into custody they noticed objective symptoms of intoxication and could smell an odor of an alcoholic beverage about his person. Officers from the California Highway Patrol responded and assumed the investigation for both the traffic collision and Placid driving while under the influence.  A record check indicated Placid’s driver’s license was previously suspended for driving while under the influence. 

Placid was booked at the Shasta County Jail for felony evading, driving on a suspended license, and driving while under the influence.

Sergeant Randall #192
15-16284    
May 7, 2015

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DATE/TIME: May 5, 2015
CONTACT OFFICER: Sergeant Pat Kropholler   
CASE #: 15-15893
CONTACT OFFICER PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6135
ALTERNATE (24 HR) PHONE NUMBER: (530) 245-6025 
BY: Sergeant Pat Kropholler 

CRIME/INCIDENT: Suspicious Death 
LOCATION: 23911 Coleman Fish Hatchery Rd, Cottonwood California
VICTIM(S): O’Neil, Jimmy Clarence IMA, 49 year old resident of Hat Creek California
SUSPECT(S): None at this time

SYNOPSIS:

On May 4, 2015, at approximately 0746 hours, Shascom dispatch received a call from Eusevio Luna, Jimmy O’Neil’s nephew stating he found his uncle deceased outside of his home near his porch. O’Niel was visiting Luna and had planned to stay the night before returning home to Hat Creek this morning. Luna told first responders that he had found O’Neil on the ground and appeared to have tripped sometime during the night falling hitting his head against a brick. Luna said he and O’Neil had been drinking heavily and smoked marijuana during the evening. Luna allegedly passed out at some point not waking up until this morning.

Due to the circumstances and fact that no one had witnessed the incident, deputies on scene requested assistance from the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit. Detectives responded and interviewed other persons who reside on the property. With the assistance of the Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab, detectives also collected several items of evidence and are analyzing the scene to ensure that no foul play occurred. At this time the incident will be classified as a suspicious death and the investigation is ongoing. The cause of O’Neil’s death is pending an autopsy to be done in the near future. 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: 05/05/15  1640 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 approximately 1115 hrs., deputies were able to contact Burge via telephone.  Burge agreed to meet with deputies at his friend’s residence on Front St. in the City of Shasta Lake.  A short time later Burge arrived at the location.  During an interview, Burge at first denied any involvement in the stabbing.  Burge later admitted to stabbing Schwegerl but only in self defense.  Burge also admitted to getting rid of the knife used in the stabbing.  Burge was arrested and transported to the Shasta County Jail.  This case will be submitted to the Shasta County District Attorney for review.

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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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