REDDING: “Unprovoked” stabbing at Boulder Creek apartment leaves man hospitalized

REDDING — A man was hospitalized after he was reportedly stabbed by an unknown and unidentified woman, late Saturday night, Nov. 25. The stabbing happened at the victim’s apartment at 333 Boulder Creek Drive, east of N. Boulder Drive, in Redding, according to police officials.

City of Redding police officers were dispatched to the apartment complex about 10:40 p.m., after SHASCOM emergency dispatchers received a report of the stabbing, Redding Police Sergeant Shawn McGinnis explained the following day.

When officers arrived, they found a 24-year-old victim who told officials he had been stabbed at his apartment. Officers immediately summoned medical aid for the victim, who has not been publicly identified.

The victim told investigating officers he answered his front door after someone knocked. The man opened the door to see a woman he described as a lone, white female standing on his doorstep.

The alleged suspect, who has not been identified or located, “addressed (the victim) by name before suddenly stabbing him for no apparent reason,” said McGinnis. The victim was stabbed once in the abdomen.

After stabbing the victim, the suspect reportedly fled the area on foot.

The victim told investigating officers he had never met the suspect before and he did not know who she was or why she stabbed him.

According to McGinnis, the victim described the alleged suspect as about 30-years-old, 5 feet, 5 inches tall, weighing 165 pounds, with white hair.

Officers searched the area with assistance from a California Highway Patrol helicopter crew; however, officials were unable to find the man’s assailant.

The victim was eventually transported to Mercy Medical Center by ground ambulance, where he was treated for a non-life threatening wound to his lower torso.

The man is expected to fully recover from his injury.

Redding PD’s investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident or who knows the identity of the suspect is encouraged to contact Redding Police officials at (530) 225-4200. Callers can refer to incident file number 17-87253 and can remain anonymous.


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Trevor Montgomery, who recently moved from Riverside County to Shasta County, runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for Riverside County based newspapers Valley News, The Valley Chronicle and Anza Valley Outlook as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident.

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center and Lake Elsinore Station, along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 27 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 14 grandchildren.

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