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Redding, CA 96001

Press Releases


 FEBRUARY 2018 

On February 4, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. a Deputy Coroner Investigator was dispatched to the intersection of Quartz Hill Road and Keswick Dam Boulevard regarding a fatal vehicle versus motorcycle traffic collision.  

The driver of the motorcycle was identified as 33 year old Jesse Lee Quaid of Redding, California.  Mr. Quaid suffered significant injuries resulting from the traffic collision and was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency personnel.  His passenger was identified as 31 year old Kristionna Anne Quaid of Redding, California.  She was transported to Mercy Medical Center, but later died as the result of her injuries suffered in the collision. The decedents’ next-of-kin(s) have been notified and postmortem autopsies are scheduled.  The traffic collision remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.   

Lieutenant Randall

Chief Deputy Coroner

Coroner’s Report Nos. 2018-0098/2018-0099


On February 1, 2018, at approximately 8:50 a.m. , a Deputy Coroner Investigator responded to a single vehicle fatal traffic collision on Highway 44 just east of Stillwater Road.  

It was determined that 47 year old Timothy Lee Mills of Manton was the only occupant inside the vehicle, which left the roadway and overturned in a small body of water.  The next-of-kin has been notified and a postmortem autopsy will be performed.  The traffic collision remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.   

Lieutenant Randall

Chief Deputy Coroner    

Coroner’s Report No. 2018-0089


On January 23, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. a Deputy Coroner Investigator was dispatched to Northwoods Way in Shingletown after a woman was found deceased in the roadway.  Deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office were at the scene and investigating the circumstances. 

During the investigation, the decedent was identified as 65 year old Carole Sue Zaninovich of Redding, California.  The next-of-kin was notified and a postmortem autopsy was conducted; however, the cause of death is pending the results of toxicology testing.  The decedent did not suffer any injuries which would suggest she was involved in a traffic related collision and foul play does not appear to be a factor.   

Anyone having information surrounding this investigation is encouraged to contact the Shasta County Coroner’s Office by calling (530) 225-5551.  

Lieutenant Randall

Chief Deputy Coroner    

Coroner’s Report No. 2018-0069


 *Gaucho Road Homicide*

     Redding, CA

On 02/03/18, Saturday, at approximately 12:28 p.m. deputies with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office arrived at 10548 Gaucho Road, Redding for a deceased adult male that was located inside the residence by family members.  Upon further investigation, deputies found evidence of an altercation inside the residence and several firearms in plain view.  Deputies also found a deceased dog in the front yard.   

While deputies were on scene at Gaucho Road, officers with the Redding Police Department were investigating a suspicious circumstance call on Dune Street, Redding where an adult male, identified as Chance Lee Locken, 33 years old of Redding, reported he woke up in an unknown residence near a deceased male that was reportedly shot.   As officers with the Redding Police Department and deputies with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office conducted their initial investigations, they were able to conclude that the two incidents were linked to one another. 

Detectives with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit were called out and are conducting a homicide investigation.  The Victim has been identified as William Robert Humphries, 77 years old and lived at the Gaucho Road address. Humphries appears to have been shot multiple times.  Locken was contacted by detectives and arrested for 187 PC: Murder, see attached mugshot.  Locken was booked into the Shasta County Jail.  Further details about this investigation will not be released due to the integrity of the ongoing investigation.  An autopsy has been scheduled for Thursday, 02/08/18 on Humphries to determine cause of death. 

Based upon the information and circumstances known at this time, there is no risk to public safety and no outstanding suspects. If anyone knows Chance Locken and has had any contact with him in the past several days, they are urged to contact the Major Crimes Unit at 530-245-6135 or by email at mcu@co.shasta.ca.us

Case No. 18-4063

Shasta County Sheriff’s Office

Major Crimes Unit

Sergeant Brian Jackson

530-245-6172


JANUARY 2018

Approximately January 17, 2018,  Oroville Police Department released a photograph to the media of three subjects of interests who needed to be identified, due to a theft of items from a Walmart in their jurisdiction.  Burney deputies immediately identified two of the subjects as being Aaron and Lyna Phipps, due to numerous law enforcement contacts in eastern Shasta County. These prior contacts consisted of thefts in the Burney area and illegal narcotic activity. As a result of the identifications, Oroville Police Department was able to obtain arrest warrants for both Aaron and Lyna Phipps for grand theft.

Once Burney deputies received the warrants for the couple, deputies responded to the Phipps’ residence, located at the 39000 block of Thrush Road in Cassel. Deputies arrested Lyna Phipps in the residence without incident. Aaron Phipps was found hiding under a trailer on the property. Due to Lyna Phipps being on court probation, deputies searched the home and surrounding property. Deputies located evidence of illegal narcotic use, a stolen quad motorcycle from a California Highway Patrol case, a stolen chainsaw from a Shasta County Sheriff case and a small amount of ammunition, which Aaron and Lyna are prohibited from possessing. Other evidence leading deputies to another burglary case in the area was located and is still under investigation.   

Aaron Phipps was booked into the Shasta County Main Jail in Redding for 487(a) PC-Grand Theft pertaining to Oroville Police Department’s case. The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office submitted additional charges to the District Attorney’s Office stemming from items found at the Phipps’ home. These additional charges are 30305(a) PC-Felon in Possession of Ammunition, 11378 HS-Posses Controlled Substance for Sale, 496(a) PC-Posses Stolen Property, 496(d) PC-Posses Stolen Vehicle

Lyna Phipps was booked into the Shasta County Main Jail in Redding for 487(a) PC-Grand Theft pertaining to Oroville Police Department’s case. Lyna Phipps was also booked on arrest warrants for Lassen County Sheriff’s Office and Brentwood Police Department for theft related charges. The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office submitted additional charges to the District Attorney’s Office for items located during her arrest. These charges consisted of 30305(a) PC-Felon in Possession of Ammunition, 496(a) PC-Posses Stolen Property, 496(a) PC-Posses Stolen Vehicle and 11364(a) HS-Posses Controlled Substance Paraphernalia

Sergeant Marc St. Clair #161

Shasta County Sheriff’s Office

Burney Patrol Division

Contact Number: 530-245-6540


 

On Friday, 01/26/18, at approximately 7:08 a.m.a deputy from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office was on routine patrol in the area of Quartz Hill Rd. and Stone Canyon Rd.  The deputy’s patrol vehicle was equipped with a LoJack system.  The LoJack system alerted the deputy to a stolen vehicle in the area. 

The deputy used the LoJack system to locate the stolen vehicle at the dead end of Fox Den Dr in the City of Redding.  The deputy also located a male subject, later identified as Robert Andrew Edwards (45 yrs), standing next to the vehicle. 

During the investigation, it was determined that Edwards was connected to the stolen vehicle and that he also stole a rear license plate from another vehicle in the area.  The stolen license plate was on the ground next to the stolen vehicle and had not been switched out yet.  Edwards was determined to be on Post Release Community Supervision for prior drug related charges.  Edwards was placed under arrest and booked for possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools, petty theft, possession of paraphernalia, and violation of his PRCS terms.

Sgt. Logan Stonehouse

(530) 245-6025

Case No.  18-3022


On Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018, at 10:48 p.m. the manager of Pick-n-Pull Auto and Truck Dismantlers, located at 19919 Viking Way, Redding, reported seeing an unknown subject on their security cameras trespassing inside the gated yard of the business. The business was closed and surrounded by a twelve foot tall fence, topped with barbed wire. 

Shasta County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the business and met with the manager to gain access to the gated yard where the subject was last seen. The California Highway Patrol helicopter also responded to the area to assist in the search. Sheriff’s Office K-9 “Fritz” was utilized to conduct a search of the large gated property. Upon reaching the far end of the yard, “Fritz” located the presence of a male subject hiding under a large piece of equipment belonging to the business. The male, later identified as Andrew Thomas Jarrett, 41 years-old, was ordered out from hiding, complied with deputies orders, and was detained without incident.  

Jarrett was wearing all black clothing and black gloves when found. Upon questioning, Jarrett claimed to have entered the business earlier in the day, when the business was open. He told deputies he fell asleep inside one of the junked vehicles only to awake to the business being closed. Jarrett admitted to searching through numerous vehicle at the business and running from deputies as they entered the secured property.

Jarrett was arrested and transported to the Shasta County Jail and was booked on charges of Trespassing and Prowling.   

Case # 18-2754

Contact: Sergeant Garet Baldwin

Contact # (530) 245-6540


On Thursday, January 18, 2018, at approximately 5:04 p.m. Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputy Trevor Gusaas was on patrol in the area of southbound Interstate 5, near South Bonnyview Road, when he observed a white 1996 Honda Civic 4-door travelling in the same direction in front of him. Deputy Gusaas conducted a records check on the vehicle’s California license plate with the assistance of Shascom, which revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen the day prior.  

Deputy Gusaas requested assistance from additional deputies and conducted a high risk traffic enforcement stop on the Honda on southbound Interstate 5, north of Riverside Drive, Anderson. Deputy Gusaas utilized his service K-9 “Fritz” to order the driver and passenger out of the vehicle, to safely detain them. The driver of the Honda was identified as John Michael Capelli, 27 years-old, of Cottonwood, CA. The passenger was identified as Christopher Donovan Bugarin, 30 years-old, of Anderson, CA. Capelli was found to be in possession of the vehicle’s “hide-a-key” and when questioned claimed he barrowed the vehicle from an unnamed friend. The owner of the Honda was contacted and confirmed he did not allow anyone to borrow his vehicle, and did not know Capelli or Bugarin. The Honda was returned to its owner.  

Capelli was arrested and booked into the Shasta County Jail for charges of Possession of Stolen Property. Bugarin was released from the scene.  

At approximately 5:35 p.m., while Deputy Gusaas was still at the location of southbound Interstate 5 near Riverside Drive, he observed a 1990 Nissan truck matching the description of another reported stolen vehicle. The truck was travelling southbound on Interstate 5 and exited at Riverside Drive in Anderson. He radioed ahead to deputies in the area of the trucks direction of travel and deputies located and followed the truck onto North Street from Riverside Drive. The California license plate of the Nissan truck matched as a reported stolen vehicle by the Redding Police Department. The truck pulled into the parking lot of the 7-11 store on North Street in Anderson and parked. 

With the assistance of officers from the Anderson Police Department, a high risk traffic enforcement stop was made on the truck and the driver and passenger were detained. The driver was identified as William Stevenson Peoples, 36 years-old, of Redding, and the passenger was identified as Brenda Marie Tarver, 48 years-old, of Redding.  A records check found Peoples was currently on parole with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Upon questioning Peoples, he claimed he had purchased the truck from an unknown subject for $300.00, but he did not have a bill of sale for the vehicle and he would not provide any further information concerning the vehicle. 

Peoples was arrested and booked into the Shasta County Jail for Possession of Stolen Property and on a Parole Hold. Tarver was released from the scene. The vehicle’s owner was contacted and the vehicle was returned to him.    

Case # 18-2171 and #18-2175

Contact: Sergeant Garet Baldwin

Contact # (530) 245-6540


                       *Bella Vista Ct, Murder/Suicide*

                                      **Updated**

On 01/07/18, Sunday, at approximately 5:00 P.M. firefighters with CAL FIRE and deputies with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office responded to a structure fire located at 11935 Bella Vista Ct, Bella Vista, CA.  During the initial investigation, the bodies of four deceased adults were located inside the residence.  All of deceased adults were found with gunshot wounds.  Evidence located on scene, indicated the deaths were a result of a possible Murder/Suicide.   

Since 01/07/18, detectives with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit and arson investigators with CAL FIRE have continued to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.  Autopsies have been conducted on all four of the decedents and they have been identified as Teresa Mae Wilson, 68 years old; Gary Lynn Wilson, 69 years old; Ellis Leroy Wilson II, 44 years old and Zoe Lynn (Burnett) Wilson, 20 years old.  All four of the decedents lived at the Bella Vista Ct address.  Gary and Teresa were married, their son, Ellis was married to Zoe. 

The deaths of Gary, Ellis and Zoe have been determined homicides.  They all received multiple gunshots and autopsy results indicate they were deceased prior to the fire due to no signs of smoke inhalation being in their airways.  Teresa’s death has been ruled a suicide from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to her head.   A burnt, black, Ruger.380 caliber semi-automatic handgun was found in Teresa’s lap during the initial investigation and is a firearm known to belong to Teresa.  During the autopsy of Teresa, signs of smoke inhalation was located in her airway indicating she was alive during the time of the fire. 

Shell casings located on scene near the bodies were from a .380 caliber handgun.  Projectiles located on scene and retrieved during autopsies were all similar in characteristics and size to .380 caliber ammunition.  Further ballistics testing will be conducted with the found shell casings, projectiles and Ruger handgun. Based upon the circumstances and evidence discovered during the investigation, Teresa is the suspect in the homicides of Gary, Ellis and Zoe Wilson.  A total of three dogs were found deceased inside the residence from gunshot wounds and two cats were found deceased from apparent smoke inhalation and debris from fire damage.   No evidence or information has been discovered that any other person(s) are responsible for the deaths and fire.  

After a comprehensive investigation, CAL FIRE/Shasta County Fire Department, in cooperation with the Shasta Arson Task Force, have determined the cause of the fire to be arson, originating in the northwest room of the house.

The circumstances regarding why the shooting and fire occurred are still under investigation. Follow up investigation with surviving family members has revealed there has been long term tension within the household and due to this tension, it is believed Teresa may have reacted and committed the acts. 

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all fire investigators with the Shasta Arson Task Force, CAL FIRE and investigators with the CHP MAIT team for their assistance in this investigation.  If anyone has any information about this investigation they are urged to contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 530-245-6135 or by email at mcu@co.shasta.ca.us.

Case No. 18-861

Shasta County Sheriff’s Office

Major Crimes Unit

Sergeant Brian Jackson 


On 01/16/2018, Tuesday, at 1423 hours, a reporting party called the Sheriff’s Office stating they heard gunshots near his residence. The reporting party later located a victim of a gunshot wound in the area of SR 299E and Saint Helena Street in Johnson Park, California. The victim was identified as Richard Brian Lewis (age 28).  During the initial investigation, Lewis identified the suspect as Randall Jerome Landsem (age 50). 

Deputies from the Burney Station identified Landsem’s residence and responded to the area.  Upon locating Landsem’s residence, Sheriff Deputies attempted to contact Landsem by their vehicle’s PA system.   After a brief standoff, Landsem exited the residence and was taken into custody.   Landsem was later transported to the Major Crimes Unit for further questioning where it was determined there were no further suspects involved.  Landsem was later booked into the Shasta County Jail for 664PC/187PC-Attempted Murder.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Major Crimes Unit in Redding at 530-245-6135.
Sergeant Marc St. Clair #161

Shasta County Sheriff’s Office-Burney Station

530-245-6540 


January 7, 2018, at  2:00 p.m. a Deputy Coroner Investigator was dispatched to the Mercy Medical Center regarding a fatal traffic collision victim. 

It was determined that 29 year old Ryan John Folsom of San Antonio, Texas died as the result of injuries suffered in a traffic collision.  The collision reportedly occurred when Folsom was headed south on I-5 near Knighton Road and was struck head on by a north bound vehicle that crossed over the median.  The next-of-kin has been notified and a postmortem autopsy will be scheduled.  The traffic collision remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.   

Lieutenant Randall

Chief Deputy Coroner    

Coroner’s Report No. 2018-0020


 

January 05, 2018, at approximately 2033 hours, a deputy from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Burney patrol attempted to contact Corey J. Murphy near the intersection of Cypress Avenue and Hudson Street in Burney, CA.  Murphy had three active warrants for his arrest, one of which was a felony weapons violation.  Murphy fled from law enforcement contact and was apprehended a short distance away with the assistance of Shasta County K9 Blitz. 

Murphy was transported to the Shasta County jail where he was booked on his three active warrants and resisting arrest. 

Deputy Estes

Case No.  18-642

Contact # 530-245-6540        


December 26, 2017, at 8:45 a.m.  Shasta County Sheriff’s Office deputies initiated an investigation into the theft from Tugwell Roofing Company.  With the assistance of the public, the Anderson Police Department and the California Highway Patrol, Sheriff’s Office detectives from the Major Crimes Unit, identified the suspects as Eric Riordan, Jason Goltz, and Justin Preciado.  Preciado is no longer wanted, as he has been located by law enforcement.  During the investigation, detectives sought arrest warrants for the suspects involved.  A Shasta County Superior Court Judge subsequently issued warrants for Jason Goltz and Eric Riordan’s arrest.   

January 5, 2018, Sheriff’s Office detectives contacted and arrested Jason Goltz at his residence and later transported him to the Shasta County Jail where he was booked.  Eric Riordan is currently wanted for charges related to the theft from Tugwell Roofing Company.   

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the public and allied law enforcement agencies for their assistance.  This case is still currently being investigated.   If you have information regarding this case or the whereabouts of Eric Riordan please contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office at 530-245-6540. 

Case No. 17-45362

Detective Rosina


January 5, 2018, at approximately 07:44 a.m. deputies were dispatched to an assault with a deadly weapon call in the 11000 Block of Alee Lane, Redding, California. When deputies arrived on scene, several people were contacted on the property; including the victim who was identified as 46 year old John David Barrett of Redding, California. Barrett suffered a penetrating wound to his upper torso, which was reportedly caused when he was shot with an arrow.  Barrett was transported to an area hospital and treated for the non-life threatening wound.  

While at the scene, deputies spoke with numerous people at the location along with neighbors in the area; however, no witnesses to the shooting have been identified.  At this time, the identity of the suspect is unknown. The investigation is ongoing and the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office is following up on investigative leads.  Therefore, anyone with information surrounding this incident is encouraged to contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office by calling 530-245-6540. 

Case#18-540

Sergeant Caleb MacGregor

January 5, 2018 


 

December 27st, 2017, at 8:40 p.m.  a Deputy Coroner Investigator was dispatched to the intersection of Interstate 5 and Cypress Avenue regarding a fatal traffic collision, which occurred in the City of Redding. 

It was determined that 58 year old Kelley Dean Clark of Redding, California died as the result of injuries suffered in a pedestrian versus vehicle traffic collision.  The collision reportedly occurred near the Cypress Avenue off ramp after the decedent walked onto Interstate 5 and was struck by an oncoming vehicle.  The next-of-kin has been notified and a postmortem autopsy will be scheduled.  The traffic collision remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.   

Lieutenant Randall

Chief Deputy Coroner    

Coroner’s Report No. 2017-0948 


January 4, 2018, at approximately 8:30 a.m. the deputies with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office detained Adrian Bolayog as he arrived for a scheduled court date regarding a restraining order violation involving his ex-girlfriend.  Detectives were aware of this court date several days ago and alerted Washoe County Law Enforcement that Bolayog was possibly going to show up for the court date.  Bolayog was arrested on his Shasta County Arrest Warrant related to the robbery investigation and will be booked into the Washoe County Jail pending extradition to Shasta County.  The 2014 Subaru, Nevada License Plate# 149YJH has also been located outside the courthouse and has been secured as evidence. Detectives with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit are enroute to Washoe County to conduct follow up for the investigation. 

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance over the last six days; Tehama County Sheriff’s Office, Red Bluff Police Department, Corning Police Department, California Highway Patrol, CHP Air Operations, Anderson Police Department, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and the Reno Police Department. 

Case No. 17-45863

Shasta County Sheriff’s Office

Major Crimes Unit

Sergeant Brian Jackson

530-245-6172


 December, 30t, 2017, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported past tense burglary at a residence in 11000 block of Mae Lane in Bella Vista, California. The homeowner had been out of town for approximately one week and when he arrived home, he found his residence had been burglarized.  

Taken from the residence were three gun safes, numerous handguns, rifles and shotguns and thousands of rounds of live ammunition in various calibers. At this time the suspect(s) are unknown and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone having any information regarding the circumstances surrounding the burglary or the identity of the suspect(s) are urged to contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office at (530)245-6025. 

Case No. 17-45925

Sergeant Caleb MacGregor

January 2, 2018


The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit has identified Adrian Miles Bolayog, 31 years old as the third suspect involved in the home invasion robbery reported on 12/30/17 in Lakehead, CA.  During the robbery, the Confidential Victim was bound with zip ties and duct tape while the three suspects ransacked his residence for over approximately 6 hours. The Victim was also assaulted and needed medical treatment for injuries that included lacerations, cuts and abrasions.   

Taken during the robbery were numerous firearms, watches, knives and other personal property belonging to the Victim.  Many of these items were loaded in the Victim’s red Ford Ranger truck that was later located by Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Patrol deputies travelling southbound on Interstate 5 in Mountain Gate.  The driver of the Ford Ranger, identified as Gary Bennett failed to stop when the deputies attempted to pull the truck over.  Bennett led deputies on a pursuit that ultimately ended in Lake California, Tehama County.  Bennett and his passenger, Lorito Bolayog, older brother of third suspect Adrian Bolayog were arrested on 12/30/17 and remain in custody at the Shasta County Jail. 

A Ramey Warrant with a bail amount of $500,000.00 has been issued for Adrian Bolayog by the Shasta County Superior Courts for the following charges; 

            206 PC:                       Torture

            207(a) PC                    Kidnapping

            211 PC:                       Robbery

            209 PC:                       Kidnap for Ransom

            213(a) (1) PC:             Robbery in concert with 2 or more people of an inhabited dwelling

            243(d) PC:                  Battery w/serious bodily injury

            368 (b) (1) PC:            Elder Abuse

            422 PC:                       Threat to Terrorize 

Suspect Adrian Miles Bolayog should be considered armed and dangerous.  He is described as a Hispanic Male, DOB: 11/17/86 – 31 years old, 5’9” tall, 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.  He is believed to be driving his black 2014, Subaru Forester 4 door wagon, Nevada License #: 149YJH.  The attached photograph is his vehicle.   

Shasta County Secret Witness is offering up to $2500.00 for information leading to his arrest.  Tipsters can call Secret Witness anonymously at 530-243-2319 or submit their tip at www.secretwitness.com.  Tipsters or anyone with information about this investigation can also call the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit at 530-245-6135 or email at mcu@co.shasta.ca.us

Case No. 17-45863

Shasta County Sheriff’s Office

Major Crimes Unit

Sergeant Brian Jackson

530-245-6172


JANUARY 2018


December 30, 2017, at approximately 7:51 a.m. Deputies were dispatched to the area of Night Hawk Ln. in Lakehead, California for a reported robbery.  The victim was able to contact a neighbor for assistance who called SHASCOM to report the robbery.  While deputies were enroute, information was given that three suspects stole the elderly victim’s vehicle after assaulting him.  The victim’s vehicle was described as a red 2003 Ford Ranger with a red camper shell.  Due to the nature of the crime and elder abuse, the victim’s name will be confidential at this time. 

Deputies located the Ford Ranger traveling southbound on Interstate 5 near Bridge Bay.  Deputies conducted a record check on the license plate and confirmed the Ford Ranger was registered to the victim.  Deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the Ford Ranger on southbound Interstate 5 near Pine Grove Ave., but the vehicle failed to yield and a pursuit was initiated. 

SHASCOM broadcasted information that the victim was severely beaten and his firearms were stolen along with his vehicle.  SHASCOM also broadcasted updated information that the suspects used knives and firearms in the commission of the robbery. 

During the pursuit the driver of the vehicle, later identified as Gary Bennett (57 yrs from Corning), committed several vehicle code violations including excessive speed and reckless driving and his driving became a public safety risk.  Bennett exited Interstate 5 at North St. into the City of Anderson where he continued trying to evade deputies. Based upon the severity of the crime and the suspects possibly being armed, deputies were given authorization for legal intervention techniques in order to stop the Ford Ranger.   

Deputies were unable to get into position to stop the Ford Ranger and it continued driving through the City of Anderson and got back onto southbound Interstate 5 at the south end of Highway 273.  Deputies continued to pursue the Ford Ranger until it exited onto Main St. in Cottonwood.  Deputies continued pursuing the Ford Ranger southbound on Main St. until it turned onto Lake California Dr. in Tehama County. 

The occupants of the Ford Ranger began throwing items from the vehicle that deputies believed were firearms.  The Ford Ranger continued traveling toward Lake California which is a populated gated community.  Based upon the totality of the circumstances, deputies believed the suspects would be a severe public safety risk if the vehicle was allowed to go into the gated community.  A deputy from the City of Shasta Lake was able to utilize a legal intervention technique which resulted in the Ford Ranger exiting the roadway.  As the Ford Ranger was exiting the roadway it collided with another motorist, who was stopped on the side of the roadway due to law enforcement presence.  The Ford Ranger continued a short distance before coming to rest on St. John’s Pl.   

Bennett and the passenger, later identified as Lorito Bolayog (38 yrs from Cottonwood) exited the vehicle and began to flee on foot.  The passenger, Bolayog, was wearing a ski mask in an attempt to conceal his identity.  Both Bennett and Bolayog resisted officer’s commands and were ultimately taken into custody after a struggle.  Deputies later recovered a loaded handgun that was thrown from the window of the Ford Ranger along with stolen property belonging to the victim. 

The citizen motorist that was struck by the Ford Ranger was uninjured during the collision.  Both Bennett and Bolayog were taken to the hospital for medical clearance.   Bennett was booked for violations of 207 PC- Kidnapping, 211 PC- Robbery, 422 PC- Criminal Threats, 243(d) PC- Assault with great bodily injury, 213(a)(1)(a)- Robbery in concert, 209(a) PC- Kidnapping to commit robbery, 29800(a)(1) PC- Felon in possession of firearm, 10851(a) CVC- Vehicle Theft, 368(b)(1)- Elder Abuse, 2800.2 CVC- Evading, and 206 PC- Torture.  Bolayog was booked for violations of 207 PC- Kidnapping, 211 PC- Robbery, 422 PC- Criminal Threats, 243(d) PC- Assault with great bodily injury, 209(a) PC- Kidnapping to commit robbery, 69 PC- Resisting Arrest, and 206 PC- Torture. 

A third suspect who was not in the Ford Ranger is still outstanding.  The Shasta County Major Crimes Unit was called out to assist and will be assisting with the remainder of the investigation to identify, locate, and arrest the outstanding suspect.  The Major Crimes Unit will update the media and public as soon as practical with updated information.  Any inquiries about the original call for service and subsequent pursuit of Bennett and Bolayog can be referred to Sgt. Stonehouse. 

Sgt. Logan Stonehouse

(530) 245-6025

Case No.  17-45863

December 30, 2017


 

December 21st, 2017, at 7:30 pm. a Deputy Coroner Investigator was dispatched to Mercy Medical Center regarding a fatal traffic collision, which occurred in the City of Redding. 

It was determined that 19 year old Jason Chance Lansphear of Redding, California died as the result of injuries suffered in a traffic collision.  The collision reportedly occurred near the intersection of Hilltop Drive and Browning Street when a motorcycle the decedent was operating collided with another vehicle.  The next-of-kin has been notified and a postmortem autopsy will be scheduled.  The traffic collision remains under investigation by the Redding Police Department. 

Lieutenant Randall

Cast No. C2017-0928

Redding Police Department Case No. 17-94076

530-245-6540


December 15, 2017 at 05:25 a.m.,  a Deputy Coroner Investigator was dispatched to the scene of a fatal traffic collision, which occurred on Balls Ferry Road in Cottonwood.   

The collision involved only one vehicle, which appeared to have drifted off the roadway and struck a fence and telephone pole. The decedent was later identified as 22 year old Sean Kenneth Michael Binder of Redding.  The decedent was a passenger in the vehicle who was ejected when the collision occurred.  The decedent’s next of kin has been notified and a postmortem autopsy was scheduled.  The collision is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.

Lieutenant Randall

Case No. C2017-0912

530-245-6540


December 15, 2017, at 11:00 p.m. a deputy was on patrol in the area of Vallecito Street, in Shasta Lake City. Deputy Miyasato observed a blue Dodge van parked in the driveway of a residence, at 4404 Vallecito Street. He recognized the van from a BOLO issued by the Redding Police Department, reporting the van as stolen. The van was confirmed stolen by its California license plate.  

The owner of the residence at 4404 Vallecito Street, Joshua Raymond Sampley, 41 years old, was known to be on active probation for 496d(a) PC - Receiving/Possessing Stolen Property

While Shasta County Sheriff deputies were driving to Sampley’s residence to conduct a probation search, they recognized Adrian Stephen Lopez, 30 years old, walking from the residence. Lopez was known to have numerous outstanding warrants for his arrest. Lopez was stopped and arrested on his warrants. 

When deputies arrived at Sampley’s residence, they contacted Sampley and numerous other subjects inside the residence. Upon completing a probation search of the residence, deputies located numerous rounds of ammunition, including .40 caliber, 9mm, and .22 caliber cartridges. A records check was conducted on Sampley and he was found to be a convicted felon, making it illegal for him to possess any ammunition. Sampley was placed under arrest for 30305(a) (1) PC - Felon in Possession of Ammunition and 1203.2(a) PC – Violation of Probation.           

Deputies also contacted Matthew Lewis Warmington, 34 years old, inside the residence. Warmington admitted to deputies that he was in possession of the stolen Dodge van located in the driveway and had driven it to the location. Warmington was arrested for 496d(a) PC – Receiving/Possessing of Stolen Property. The van was returned to its owner. 

Two other subjects contacted at the residence, Shawn Lee Harrison and Angela Glenda Root, also had outstanding warrants for failing to appear in court on their previous charges. Both Harrison and Root were arrested. Sampley, Lopez, Warmington, Harrison, and Root were all transported to the Shasta County Jail and booked on their respective charges.

Sergeant Garet Baldwin

Case No. 17-44128

530-245-6540


December 8, 2017, at 2:07 a.m. officers with the Redding Police Department were dispatched for a report of a domestic violence incident at 2604 Wilson Ave, Apt No. 3, in Redding after a female victim reported she was slapped by her live in boyfriend, identified as Vernchoy Saechao, 22 years old.  Upon arrival, officers met with the Victim in the parking area near the fourplex apartments.  The Victim reported Saechao was believed to be inside the residence.  The Victim reported Saechao had been drinking alcohol throughout the evening and was stabbing the walls of the interior of the residence with a knife.  While the domestic violence incident was occurring there were other family members present inside the residence that included three young children; 3 years, 5 years and 8 years old.   

Two officers made entry into the residence as one officer remained outside the area of the front door.  As the two officers were inside Apt No. 3 attempting to locate Saechao, they heard noises behind them coming from the area of a sliding door that lead to an enclosed porch near the front door. The officer from outside alerted the two officers inside Apt #3 that a subject believed to be Saechao was running away. 

 As Saechao fled, he fired multiple rounds at the officers who were near the entry way of
Apt No. 3.  The officer who had remained outside returned fire, firing multiple rounds subsequently striking Saechao as he was in the parking area of the complex. Officers began CPR and lifesaving efforts on Saechao as Emergency Medical Personnel were requested to respond.  Upon Emergency Medical Personnel’s arrival, additional lifesaving efforts were attempted, however Saechao died from his injuries on scene. None of the involved officers and no citizens were injured during the shooting.   

The Shasta County Officer Involved Critical Incident Protocol was activated and assisting agencies responded to assist.  The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit took over the officer involved shooting investigation.  Officers with CHP MAIT team assisted with the crime scene investigation.   

Detectives, Investigators and Crime Scene Personnel are still processing the scene for evidence and interviewing witnesses.  During the initial crime scene investigation, a Glock 22, .40 caliber handgun was found next to Saechao.  The magazine inside the Glock 22 was a high capacity magazine capable of holding 22 rounds.  Two additional high capacity magazines capable of holding 15 rounds each were found with Saechao.  Expended shell casings were found in the area of Saechao that were similar brand to the live rounds found in the Glock 22 handgun possessed by Saechao.   

An autopsy for Saechao has been scheduled for Tuesday, 12/19/17.   If anyone has information they are asked to contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit, 530-245-6135 or mcu@co.shasta.ca.us 

**no photographs are currently available for release**

Sergeant Brian Jackson

Major Crimes Unit

Cast No. 17-43262

530-245-6135


 

February 6th, 2017, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office received information about a 32 year old Shasta County resident, Daniel James Francioni, having unlawful sexual intercourse with a 14 year old confidential female.  The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit took over the investigation and discovered 3 additional female confidential victims who were 15 and 16 years of age when the sexual acts occurred.  The sexual acts with the 3 additional victim’s occurred from 2007-2016.   

On November 29th, 2017, a Shasta County Superior Court judge issued an arrest warrant for Francioni.  The charges included; 5 counts of 261.5(d) PC – Unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor under 16 years of age and 2 counts of 289(d) PC – penetration with a foreign object.  The judge set bail at $1,000,000.00.

On November 30th, 2017, detectives arrested Francioni near his residence, at the intersection of Olinda Road and Happy Valley Road, Anderson, CA.  Francioni was transported to the Shasta County Jail where he was booked on the aforementioned arrest warrant. Francioni remains in custody at the Shasta County Jail. 

Based upon the circumstances and length of time that Francioni has been reportedly committing these crimes, detectives believe there are other possible sexual assault victims of Francioni that have not yet been identified.  If anyone has information about this investigation or knows of other victims they are urged to contact the Major Crimes Unit at 530-245-6135 or at mcu@co.shasta.ca.us

Sergeant Brian Jackson

Major Crimes Unit

Case No. 17-4192

530-245-6135


 November 2017 


November 12, 2017, at 2:37a.m. a Deputy Coroner Investigator was dispatched to the scene of a fatal traffic collision, which occurred on Interstate 5 just north of Deschutes Road. 

 

The collision involved only one vehicle, which appeared to have drifted off the roadway and overturned when the driver overcorrected.  The decedent was later identified as 21 year old Nicole Madisen Lannom of Redding, California.  The decedent was the sole occupant and driver of the overturned vehicle when the collision occurred.  The decedent’s next of kin has been notified and a postmortem autopsy was scheduled.  The collision is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.

 

Lieutenant Randall

Chief Deputy Coroner

Coroner’s No. 2017-0853


 

November 10, 2017, at 3:14  p.m.,  a Deputy Coroner Investigator responded to Mercy Medical Center for the report of a deceased person who died as the result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle collision.  The decedent was identified as 16 year old Tyler Skeete of Redding, California. 

 

The decedent suffered serious injuries when the off-road motorcycle he was operating collided with another motorcyclist.  The decedent was transported to the Emergency Room, but succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.  This collision occurred on private property off Old 44 Drive and is currently under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.  The decedent’s next-of-kin has been notified and a postmortem autopsy has been scheduled. 

 

Lieutenant Randall

Chief Deputy Coroner

Shasta County Coroner’s No. 2017-852


Saturday, 11/11/17, at approximately 12:36 a.m. deputies responded to 3483 Willow St. in Cottonwood for a disturbance.  The reporting party, Shawnte Blunt, advised her friend’s, Crystal Paris, ex-husband, Joseph Ruth (30 yrs), was at the location causing a disturbance.  Blunt advised Ruth was now in a physical altercation with Paris’ current boyfriend, Tanner Bull (25 yrs).

 

Deputies were updated one of the subjects possibly had a firearm and Blunt advised SHASCOM that she heard a gunshot.

 

Deputies arrived on scene and contacted Ruth and determined that he had a single gunshot wound to the leg.  Ruth was transported to the hospital where he was treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound and he was later released from the hospital.

 

Deputies interviewed both Ruth and Bull and witnesses who were on scene.  It was determined that Ruth had made prior threats to harm Bull earlier in the day in Tehama County.  It was also determined that Ruth arrived at the residence and was the aggressor during the incident.  Information was received that Ruth threatened to stab Bull and was reaching into his pocket during the physical altercation.  Bull then pulled out a firearm and fired one round striking Ruth in the leg.

 

Based on the information regarding this incident, no charges will be filed on Bull at this time.  Ruth was placed under arrest for violation of 422 PC and 242 PC and he was booked into the Shasta County Jail.

 

Sgt. Logan Stonehouse

(530) 245-6025

Case 17-40045


 

On November 24, 2016, at 4:22 a.m., Yolo County law enforcement received a 911 call regarding a female identifying herself as Sherri Papini having been located on the northbound on ramp to Interstate 5 in Yolo, CA.  During a canvas of the area on that day, detectives located video surveillance of Sherri Papini walking in the area of a nearby Jehovah’s Witness church located at 13980 County Road 99W, Woodland. CA.   Upon review of the video surveillance, only one camera located on the south side of the building captured Sherri Papini walking in the area of the Highway 99W and the Interstate 5 northbound interchange.  Sherri Papini can be seen running to the church north on Highway 99W and then south on Highway 99W until she goes out of view,  heading toward the Interstate 5 northbound on ramp. The video surveillance was date and time validated by detectives as occurring on November 24, 2016 at 4:15 a.m.    

 

A copy of the video surveillance can be obtained off of the Shasta County Sherriff’s Office Web page; www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/sheriff_index.aspx, click the link for the church video surveillance. 

 

Case 16-40875

Shasta County Sheriff’s Office

Major Crimes Unit

Sergeant Brian Jackson

530-245-6172

 


Saturday 11/417 Shasta Interagency Narcotic Task Force (SINTF) Agents served a search warrant at a residence on the 2700 block of Keswick Dam Road.  Jonathan Marshall of Sonoma County was suspected of manufacturing Butane Honey Oil at the location.

SINTF Agents located an elaborate hydroponics indoor marijuana grow covering the entire basement area of the residence.  Numerous bags of ground marijuana were also located inside the house, and in storage coolers on the patio.  One of the bedrooms in the residence had machining equipment to manufacture AR-15 style rifles.  1 complete non serialized rifle as well as 3 others in various stages of manufacturing, thousands of rounds of ammunition and over a dozen 30 round mags were recovered.   Outside the residence in the rear yard Agents located a complex commercial grade “Closed Loop” Butane Honey Oil (BHO) extraction system.  The system was fully functional and mid stage of processing Butane Honey Oil.  Over 1-pound Honey Oil was recovered from the system as well as from inside the house.  

The lab took almost 5 hours to safely disassemble and transport from the scene. 

Marshall’s whereabouts are unknown and a complaint for Manufacturing a controlled substance by chemical extraction will be filed with the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office.  Additional charges regarding weapons manufacturing are still being investigated. 

Sgt.  Chris Jacoby, SINTF Commander


Saturday, November 4, 2017, at approximately 3:26 p.m. deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office were on routine patrol in the Cottonwood area.  They were actively looking for a wanted subject, Luis Javier Ayala (36 yrs.), who had four active felony arrest warrants and one misdemeanor arrest warrant.  Ayala failed to appear for sentencing from several previous cases.

They located a subject, later identified as Ayala, in the area of Main St. and Third St.  Ayala fled from the deputies on foot towards Brush St.  Deputies set up a perimeter in the area and believed Ayala was possibly in the backyard of a residence on Brush St. near Third St.

 

Several deputies were in the area along with officers from the Anderson Police Department. The CHP helicopter was also assisting.  Deputy Estes and his K-9 partner, Blitz, arrived on scene to assist in locating Ayala.  Ayala was ultimately located and apprehended by K-9 Blitz in the backyard of a residence on Brush St. 

 

Ayala was taken to the hospital where he was treated and released.  Ayala was booked into the Shasta County Jail for his active warrants and resisting arrest.

 

Case 17-39273

Sgt. Logan Stonehouse

November 04, 2017

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Friday, November 3, 2017, at 1:32 a.m., a Deputy Coroner Investigator responded to the scene of a fatal traffic collision near the intersection of Churn Creek Road and Hartnell Avenue.  The collision reportedly involved two vehicles, both of which sustained major damage when a Ford Freestyle collided with the rear of a Toyota Corolla.  Emergency personnel and officers of the Redding Police Department arrived on scene and found two of the five occupants of the Toyota had suffered significant injuries and were pronounced deceased at the scene.

 

Upon further investigation, the decedents who died as the result of this collision have been identified as follows: 19-year-old Erica Young of Hoopa, California and 18-year-old Wa-Rec Lacy Mae Jackson of Redding, California.  The next-of-kin of each decedent has been notified and postmortem autopsies have been scheduled.  This collision is being investigated by the Redding Police Department.

Lieutenant Randall

Chief Deputy Coroner

November 3, 2017

 

RPD Report No. 17-81472

Coroner No. C2017-0833

Coroner No. C2017-0834


 October 2017

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Tuesday, October 31,  2017, at 1:37 P.M., deputies with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, along with officers from the Shasta County Probation Department, went to the home of William Bushnell, 5785 Olive St. Anderson, CA, to conduct a probation search.  Bushnell is on felony probation with a prior conviction for being armed while in possession of a controlled substance.

 

A 12 gauge Mossberg tactical shotgun and a Tec-22 pistol were found inside the house along with 131 rounds of ammunition of varying calibers. 

 

Bushnell was arrested for being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition as well as violating the terms of his probation.  Bushnell was booked into the Shasta County Jail on the mentioned charges.       

 

Case 17-3879

Sergeant Gonzalez

Contact number (530) 245-6025


Monday, October 30, 2017 , at 9:00 p.m. deputies with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office City of Shasta Lake Patrol Division responded to the report of a traffic collision in the area of Shasta Street and Toyon Avenue. Upon arrival in the area, deputies discovered a white Crown Victoria which, collided into a tree. At a nearby residence, deputies contacted the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, 21 year old Clarence James McKee, a resident of the City of Shasta Lake.

 

During contact with McKee, he displayed the objective symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol. McKee was evaluated on scene and subsequently arrested for driving while under the influence alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC)  over .08%.

 

Case 17-38688

Sergeant Caleb MacGregor

October 30, 2017


Monday, October 30, 2017  at  7:25 p.m,.  deputies with the City of Shasta Lake Patrol Division, responded to the 1900 block of Cabello Street regarding a traffic collision involving three vehicles. Numerous 911 calls were received advising three occupants of the primary involved vehicle fled on foot from the scene of the collision.

Once on scene and after speaking to witness’s, deputies learned the unknown driver of a red Nissan Altima was observed in the area driving at an extremely high rate of speed. Near the intersection of La Mesa Avenue and Cabello Street, the driver of the red Nissan Altima lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle struck a curb where it became airborne and landed upright in the bed of a pickup truck parked in the driveway of a residence. The force of the impact caused the pickup to slide sideways, striking another vehicle and narrowly avoiding a collision with the residence.

 

All occupants of the Red Nissan Altima, exited and fled on foot. A search of the surrounding area met with negative results and the identity of the driver and occupants are unknown at this time. The suspect vehicle is a red, 2005 Nissan Altima with Connecticut license plates. No  bystanders were injured in this incident. Anyone with information regarding the identity of the driver of this vehicle is encouraged to contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Shasta Lake City Station at (530)245-6040.

 

Case 17-22195

Sergeant Caleb MacGregor

October 30, 2017


Friday, October 28, 2017 at 6:35 a.m. Deputy Alex Houston responded to the Win River Casino, at 2100 Redding Rancheria Road, Redding, to conduct a follow up investigation. Deputy Houston’s investigation was concerning a previously reported vehicle burglary which occurred in the parking lot of the casino the previous day. As he was reviewing the video surveillance of the burglary and the suspect involved, provided by Win River Casino Security staff, he was notified the same suspect vehicle involved in the original vehicle burglary had just arrived in the parking lot. Deputy Houston was able to instantly review, both the video of the suspect from the previous burglary and the driver of the matching suspect vehicle, a Ford Bronco. The subject driving the Bronco matched the description, including his clothing, to the suspect in the original burglary.

 

 Deputy Houston and other deputies contacted the driver of the Bronco at the valet area of the casino and he identified himself as Shawn Lee Cunningham, of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Cunningham was detained and his vehicle, the Ford Bronco, was located in the parking lot. Deputies located a female in the vehicle, asleep in the passenger seat. The female, later identified as Ashley Marie Haugen, of Klamath Falls, Oregon, was awoken and displayed nervous behavior and signs of being under the influence of a controlled substance while speaking with Deputy Houston. Haugen attempted to reach into her purse numerous times, even when ordered to stop by Deputy Houston, for officer safety reasons during his investigation. Haugen was asked to exit the vehicle and, as she was exiting the vehicle, she informed Deputy Houston she had a firearm in her purse, and she may have a warrant for her arrest out of Oregon.

 

 Upon searching the Bronco, deputies located a loaded .357 revolver firearm in Haugen’s purse, which was found to be reported stolen. Deputies recognized numerous items of property inside the vehicle that matched the description of stolen property reported earlier in a BOLO by the Redding Police Department, concerning a residential burglary occurring in the City of Redding. Also located inside the vehicle were two additional stolen firearms, both having their serial numbers removed, several hundred rounds of live ammunition, methamphetamine, heroin, a digital scale, plastic baggies, several syringes, several pounds of processed marijuana, and various items of reported stolen property. Cunningham was also in possession of methamphetamine, approximately $1,700.00 in cash, and drug paraphernalia. 

 

 Upon questioning, Cunningham admitted to being the suspect involved in the original vehicle burglary Deputy Houston was investigating. After a records check, Cunningham was also found to be a convicted felon, prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition.

           

Cunningham and Haugen were both placed under arrest and booked in the Shasta County Jail. Cunningham was booked for 29900(a) (1) PC - Felon in Possession of a Firearm, 25850(c)(2) PC - Carrying a Stolen Loaded Firearm, 11370.1(a) H&S - Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance While Armed with a Firearm, 11379 H&S - Transportation, Sale, or Distribution of a Controlled Substance, and he is pending numerous other charges. Haugen was booked for 25850(a) PC - Carrying a Loaded Firearm in Public, 25850(c) (2) PC - Carrying a Stolen Loaded Firearm, 11370.1(a) H&S – Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance While Armed with a Firearm, 11379 H&S – Transportation, Sale, or Distribution of a Controlled Substance, and is also pending numerous other charges.

 

Some of the stolen property located inside Cunningham and Haugen’s vehicle was identified and returned to the victims of previously reported burglaries and thefts.

 

Case 17-38197

Sgt.  Garet Baldwin

Shasta County Sheriff's Office

Contact: 530-245-6540

 


October 25th, 2017, 12:48 a.m. a Deputy Coroner Investigator responded to a residence located at 12740 City View Drive Redding, California for a death investigation.  Detectives from the Shasta County Major Crimes Unit were already on scene and investigating the shooting death of an individual at that location.  The decedent was identified as 49 year old Mark Alan Turner of Redding, California.  The decedent’s next-of-kin has been notified and a postmortem autopsy was completed.  The shooting remains under investigation by the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit. 

 

Lieutenant Randall
Chief Deputy Coroner

Case 17-37886

Coroner’s Report No. C2017-0807


Over the past eleven months the investigation into the abduction of Sherri Papini has been a top priority for the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office.  A short time after the report of Sherri’s disappearance on November 2, 2016, the Sheriff’s Office consulted with the FBI, as well as numerous other local, state and federal agencies.  These agencies continue to assist the Sheriff’s Office in this investigation and their assistance is appreciated.     On November 2, 2016, the Sheriff’s Office responded to the original 9-1-1 call made by Sherri’s husband, Keith Papini, who discovered Sherri missing from their home. A copy of the 9-1-1 call can be downloaded from:  https://www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/sheriff_index.aspx. ​ At that time, the Sheriff’s Office initiated an extensive investigation to determine Sherri’s location.  The Sheriff’s Office utilized all appropriate resources to determine whether Sherri’s disappearance was voluntary or involuntary to include, but not limited to, looking into the Papini’s personal lives, interviewing friends, family members, past acquaintances and witnesses and reviewing surveillance video where available, as well as other pertinent information.  Over 20 search warrants were executed in the effort to determine Sherri’s whereabouts.  The search warrants remain sealed by order of the Shasta County Superior Court.  The Sheriff’s Office also conducted a polygraph exam of Keith and excluded him from involvement in Sherri’s disappearance.  Keith has volunteered to take an additional polygraph exam if needed for the investigation.    By November 17, 2016, the Sheriff’s Office had reviewed a voluminous amount of reports, tips and search warrant data.  In this review, the Sheriff’s Office discovered Sherri was texting with a male acquaintance from Michigan.  Days prior to Sherri’s disappearance, Sherri and the male acquaintance texted each in an attempt to meet while the he was in California.  Sheriff’s Office Detectives interviewed him in Michigan and determined he was not involved in Sherri’s disappearance.   On November 24, 2016, Thanksgiving Day, a trucker travelling northbound on Interstate 5 saw Sherri on the side of the highway in Yolo County and stopped to assist.  CHP and EMS responded.  Emergency personnel found Sherri bound with restraints.  Information about the restraints remains confidential as part of the on-going investigation.  Sherri later stated that she had been dropped off on the side of County Road 17 near Interstate 5 by one of her captors whom she described as a younger Hispanic female.    Sherri was taken to Woodland Memorial Hospital where evidence was collected, to include photographs of injuries and swabs for DNA analysis.  Sherri appeared battered and bruised, her hair had been cut to shoulder length and she had a brand on her right shoulder.  Sherri, however, stated she had not been sexually assaulted, and there is no physical evidence to indicate otherwise.  The Sheriff’s Office continues to examine the brand and its possible meaning, but details of the brand remain confidential as part of the on-going investigation.    Sheriff’s Office Detectives initially interviewed Sherri at the hospital.  Sherri provided detectives with limited details about what occurred on November 2, 2016, and a limited description of two female suspects - the only two people Sherri had contact with during her 22 days of captivity.  These suspects, however, made efforts to conceal their identities with face coverings.  Sherri described the suspects as:    Suspect #1:  younger adult Hispanic female, dark curly hair, pierced ears, thin eye brows   Suspect#2: older adult Hispanic female, straight black hair with some grey.  Thick eye brows   The California Department of Justice examined evidence collected from Sherri and two DNA profiles were compiled and uploaded into the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS), the national database that compares DNA profiles electronically with known offender profiles.  Keith was excluded.    Keith and Sherri Papini have remained in contact with the Sheriff’s Office and the FBI.  Sherri, continues to provide details as she can recall them, but has not been able to provide a complete detailed statement due to her poor recollection.    An FBI sketch artist met with Sherri and rendered a sketch of each suspect as described by Sherri.  These sketches will be released by the FBI at; https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/unknown-individuals.  It has taken time for Sherri to recover to a point to be able to provide accurate details to the sketch artist.  The sketches then needed to be finalized and approved for release by the FBI.        Sherri also described the suspect vehicle as a dark colored SUV with a large rear side window.  Sherri continues to look at photographs of various makes and models of SUV’s in an effort to provide a more detailed description.   The Sheriff’s Office has received over 600 tips from around the world in this investigation and continues to review all tips that it receives.  The Sheriff’s Office is aware of the multiple news headlines regarding reported kidnapping from other law enforcement agencies across the United States.  The Sheriff’s Office continues to follow up with those agencies to determine if the Sherri Papini investigation is related to any of those incidents.      The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office remains the lead investigative agency.   The FBI continues to assist in the investigation as it is both agencies’ goal to determine who is responsible for Sherri’s abduction.   Anyone with information about the location where Sherri was held, the suspect vehicle and/or identities of the two suspects are urged to contact the FBI at 916-746-7000 (select option 1), online at tips.fbi.gov or your local FBI office.  A reward up to $10,000.00 has been established for information leading to the identification of the suspects.   This news release is in lieu of a press conference/interviews and no further details about the investigation will be released at this time due to the continuing open and active investigation.  Please check the Sheriff’s Office Facebook and Twitter pages as updates about the investigation will be posted as they come available;  

https://www.facebook.com/Shasta-County-Sheriffs-Office-1527637610823075/

https://twitter.com/ShastaSheriff

 

Case 16-40875

Sergeant Brian Jackson

October 25, 2017

 


Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 7:35 p.m. the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call of a battery just occurred at 12740 City View Drive, Redding CA after unknown subjects were reported as trespassing at the City View Drive address.  At 17:40 p.m. the property owner, identified as James Johnson recontacted dispatch and requested an ambulance for a gunshot victim at the location.  At approximately 7:52 p.m.  deputies and emergency medical personnel arrived on scene and found an adult male, 49 years of age, in the driveway of the residence deceased from an apparent shotgun wound to the neck and face.  The identity of the decedent will not be released pending next of kin notification.  Initial reports from deputies was that the decedent and an adult female identified as Barbara Baldo, 44 years of age, arrived at the residence to view the city lights from the Johnson’s driveway that overlooks the City of Redding. During this time, there was a physical altercation between Johnson and the decedent that escalated causing Johnson to shoot the decedent.  Detectives with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit were contacted and responded to investigate the circumstances.

 

Detectives spoke with the residents, Johnson and Baldo and learned that Baldo and the decedent arrived at the Johnson residence around 7:30 p.m. to look at the city lights.  Johnson contacted the decedent and Baldo who were parked approximately 50 yards from the Johnson residence off the Johnson driveway at a turnout in a white Ford Expedition SUV.  Johnson told the decedent and Baldo they were on private property and needed to leave.  There was an argument between Johnson and the decedent about the property being private or public. At one point the decedent started to drive away and attempted to run Johnson over.  The driver side mirror of the SUV hit Johnson in the stomach. Johnson swung his flashlight at the SUV and broke out the rear driver’s side window.  The decedent stopped the SUV and the altercation turned physical.  The decedent placed Johnson into a choke hold however Johnson was able to get free after biting the decedent at least once on the arm.  Johnson ran back to his residence fearing for his safety and the decedent chased after Johnson ripping Johnson’s shirt off of him as he fled.   Johnson armed himself with his 12 gauge shotgun out of fear for his and his family’s safety.   

 

The decedent eventually drove the white SUV at a high rate of speed up the driveway toward Johnson, his wife and an adult resident who were outside near the end of the driveway.  The SUV skidded to a stop in a gravel portion of the driveway 2-3 feet away from where Johnson, his wife and adult resident were standing.  The decedent backed the SUV up a short distance down the driveway and drove back at Johnson.  Johnson fearing for his life and safety fired one round of #7 bird shot from his shotgun striking the decedent in the neck and face preventing any further advancement of the SUV.   Detectives believe Johnson was approximately 10-20 feet away from the SUV when he fired the shotgun.  BB strikes near the window and driver’s side door frame of the SUV were located by Crime Scene personnel. The shotgun used during the shooting was confiscated as evidence.  Baldo who was seated in the front passenger seat was not injured during the shooting and was released after she spoke with detectives. 

 

Johnson has been cooperative with Detectives and was released after providing a statement and being processed for evidence.  Detectives will complete their investigation in the coming weeks and submit a case to the Shasta County District Attorneys’ Office for review of criminal charges for homicide.  The District Attorney’s office was consulted with during this investigation.  The Shasta County Coroner’s Office will conduct an autopsy of the decedent and his name will be released once next of kin has been notified. 

 

If anyone has information regarding this investigation they are asked to contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 530-245-6135 or at mcu@co.shasta.ca.us.

 

Case 17-37886

Sergeant Brian Jackson

October 24, 2017


 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017,  7:38 p.m.  the Shasta County Sheriff Office responded to a silent robbery alarm call at the Riverland Market on Riverland Dr. The market is south of Knighton Rd. on Riverland Dr. which parallels Interstate 5 to the west. 

 

It was found an actual robbery had taken place at the market. The store clerk and sole occupant of the store at the time described to deputies of a male who had entered the market, distracted the clerk, then physically overpowered him and demanded he open the cash register drawer. The clerk, fearing for his safety, did as requested and the suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register drawer. The suspect then exited the store and was last seen running northbound from the market along Riverland Dr. As the suspect exited the market, the clerk pushed the silent alarm button alerting law enforcement.  

 

The store clerk told deputies the male suspect was wearing a clown type mask concealing his face, a dark bandana, a blue shirt, long pants and blue gloves. Video surveillance from the store was operating at the time of the robbery and depicts as what the clerk described. The clerk, understandably upset from the incident, was not injured during the occurrence.

 

Deputies, with the assistance of the California Highway Patrol helicopter, searched the area but did not locate a suspect. The investigation is ongoing. If you should have any information related to this incident please contact the Sheriff’s Office through Shascom, our dispatch center, at 530-245-6540.

 

Case 17-37885

Deputy Jon Ruiz

October 24, 2017


Friday, October 20, 2017, at 5:12 p.m., Spencer Mojarro (23 years), reported being the victim of a robbery. Mojarro said he received a phone call from the suspect, Tyler Stone (23 years), who was a friend of Mojarro. Stone told Mojarro he was unable to leave his residence and requested Mojarro bring him food and cigarettes, with the agreement he would pay Mojarro for the items when he arrived. Mojarro agreed and subsequently responded to Stones residence, 19167 Gravel Plant Road, Redding CA, with the requested items.

 

Upon arrival, Stone, met Majarro at the front door of the residence. After providing Stone with the food and cigarettes he requested, Mojarro asked Stone for the money he paid for the items. Stone then produced a handgun, pointing it at Mojarro’s head. Fearing for his life, Mojarro retreated back to his vehicle, fled the location and called law enforcement.

 

Shasta County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Gravel Plant Road address to contact Stone. Upon arrival, Stone attempted to flee the residence via a back door where, he was contacted by a waiting deputy and taken into custody without incident. The handgun used by Stone was recovered at the scene and determined to be a replica air soft gun, having the same features as a real handgun.

 

Stone was arrested and transported to the Shasta County Jail where, he was booked for a single count of robbery. Stone’s bail was set at $75,000.00.

Case 17-37360

Sergeant Caleb MacGregor

October 20, 2017

 


Friday, October 20, 2017 at 9:33 a.m., SHASCOM Dispatch Center received a report of a male subject brandishing a handgun. Mike McGarvey reported he contacted an unknown male subject, trespassing on his property, located on Fern Road in the Whitmore area. McGarvey advised after he confronted the unknown male subject, the unidentified man left the area in a gray colored Dodge pickup. McGarvey said while the unknown person was driving away, he brandished a silver colored handgun out the window of the pickup.

 

Shortly after the call was received, a California Highway Patrol helicopter, located a gray Dodge pickup, which matched the description provided by McGarvey. The suspect vehicle was observed traveling westbound on Whitmore Road. The helicopter pilot monitored the vehicle while waiting for ground units to arrive in the area; however, when the suspect vehicle reached the area of Whitmore Road and Brookdale Road, the vehicle pulled into the driveway of a residence and a male driver and a female passenger where observed exiting the vehicle. The male driver fled on foot and the female passenger remained near the vehicle.

 

Upon seeing the helicopter and a law enforcement presence in the area, staff at nearby Millville Elementary School, implemented precautionary measures and placed the school on a “Soft Lockdown.” 

 

An extensive search of the area was conducted by officers with the California Highway Patrol, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office and the Redding Police Department; however, neither the male subject nor the firearm were located.

 

The female passenger was identified as 28 year old Monique Solorio of Redding, California. Solorio claimed she did not know the identity of the male driver and was not in possession of any firearms.  Although, Solorio was in possession of a methamphetamine pipe; therefore, she was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and booked into the Shasta County Jail.

  

Case 17-37405

Sergeant Caleb MacGregor

October 21, 2017

 


Sunday October 8, 2017, at approximately 5:00 a.m. a vegetation fire started in the area of Argonaut Trail and Elk Trail East, in Bella Vista. The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist CAL Fire with evacuations.

 

During the initial response, hard road closures were set up at Elk Trail East at Dry Creek Rd and Argonaut Trail at Dry Creek Rd restricting access to all public and residential traffic.  Due to high winds in the area a community notification was sent out by SHASCOM in the affected and surrounding areas.

 

As of 1:00 p.m.  the fire had consumed approximately 40 acres of grass and brush.  Hard closures at Elk Trail East and Argonaut Trail are being reduced to soft closures and will be open to residents only with proper identification.

 

At this time CAL Fire has numerous fire equipment in the area and they will be working throughout the rest of the day to extinguish the fire.  The roads are narrow in the area and the citizens are cautioned to slow down while driving in the area.

 

The evacuation center which was established at Redding School of the Arts is now closed.  No residences or structures were lost from today’s event.

  

Sergeant Rob Sandbloom

Shasta County Sheriff’s Office

October 8, 2017


   

Friday, October 6, 2017 at 5:38 p.m. the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office received a report from Julia Thompson that she had been robbed at gunpoint while at her residence at 17915 Latigo Way, Shasta Lake.

 

Thompson reported Ronald Dale Kuykendall, of Shasta Lake City, and another unknown male subject were found in her backyard, taking marijuana plants from her garden. Thompson confronted and tried to stop Kuykendall from taking the plants, but Kuykendall pointed a black handgun at Thompson’s head causing her to fear for her safety. Kuykendall took three large marijuana plants and left with the unidentified white male in a gray Ford Mustang.

 

Later, deputies located Kuykendall’s vehicle parked in front of his residence at 2124 Elizabeth Street #1, Shasta Lake. During a records check, Kuykendall was found to be on Felony Probation for Assault with a Deadly Weapon. With the assistance of the California Highway Patrol helicopter, deputies surrounded the residence and made announcements to the occupants of the residence to exit. Three subjects approached the front door of the residence, but only Kuykendall exited, and he was detained. After numerous announcements and phone calls into the residence, ordering out the two remaining occupants, Jerry Shepard and Sandra Shepard, they refused to comply and exit the residence. After approximately 40 minutes, entry was made into the residence and the two were detained. A probation search was conducted on the residence.

 

After a search of the residence, the firearm used in the incident, the marijuana plants, and the other unidentified male suspect were not located.  Kuykendall’s identity was confirmed as the suspect who robbed Thompson at gunpoint, and he was arrested and booked for 211 PC – Robbery. Jerry Shepard and Sandra Shepard were both arrested and booked for 148(a) (1) PC – Obstruct/Delay a Peace Officer.

 

If anyone has any further information concerning this incident, please contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office or Shascom (530) 245-6540 to make a report.

 

Case  17-35762

Sergeant Garet Baldwin

October 7, 2017 


 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at 8:05 a.m. Deputy Coroner Investigators responded to the report of a deceased person who was located near the intersection of Riverside Drive and North Court Street in the City of Redding.  The decedent has been positively identified as 50 year old Christopher Donald Miller of Redding, California.  The decedent’s next-of-kin has been notified and a postmortem autopsy was completed this week.  Further information will available pending follow up investigation and toxicology results.

   

Coroner’s Report No. 2017-0752

Lieutenant Gene Randall

Chief Deputy Coroner

Redding Police No. 17-73344

October 6, 2017


 

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