REDDING: Man who fled home during burglary arrested after returning to confront homeowner
REDDING — A career criminal, who has been arrested in Shasta County thirty-two times since 2009 and was out of jail on probation for possession of a controlled substance, was arrested again Friday afternoon, Jan. 5. The man was arrested after allegedly confronting a woman while burglarizing her residence and returning hours later with a metal pipe to confront the homeowner for refusing to leave “his” home and property.
The home invasion robbery happened at a private residence on Greenstone Place, south of Highway 299 and east of Buenaventura Boulevard, in Redding.
After an investigation, officers arrested Shadoe Rivers Sanders, 28, of Redding, Redding Police Sergeant Brian Cole explained after the incident and arrest.
According to Cole, Sanders had two outstanding warrants for his arrest and was later booked into Shasta County Jail in Redding on suspicion of home invasion robbery and residential burglary as well as his warrants.
The investigation began shortly after 1 p.m., when Redding police officers were dispatched to the residence after the homeowner found an unknown man, later identified as Sanders, inside her home.
During a subsequent investigation, officers determined Sanders had gained access to the home after “bypassing an outer security gate and entering the home through a garage door,” Cole explained.
After entering the home the suspect confronted the frightened homeowner and claimed the house belonged to him. Sanders then stole property from the home and fled the area.
Investigating officers searched the neighborhood and surrounding green belt area; however, they were not successful in locating Sanders at that time.
About two hours later an officer, who was returning to the victim’s home to obtain additional details from the victim, spotted a man matching Sanders’ description walking back up the victim’s street. The officer saw the man was carrying a large metal pipe and detained him for further investigation, according to Cole.
Sanders later admitted “going into the woman’s home earlier in the day and taking property,” said Cole. “He believed that the home belonged to him and he was returning to confront the woman and force her to leave.”
Fortunately for the victim, officers found and arrested Sanders before he made it back to the victim’s residence with the metal pipe.
An online jail records search revealed Sanders remains in custody and is being held without bail.
Anyone with information about this investigation or Sanders’ alleged criminal activities is encouraged to contact Redding PD at (530) 225-4200. Callers can refer to incident file number 18-1299 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.