Despite disguise, Anderson “chronic offender” arrested again

ANDERSON — Despite trying to disguise himself in an attempt to avoid apprehension, Anderson police officers located and arrested a person designated by the County as a “chronic offender” last Wednesday, May 15.

According to an Anderson PD social media release, Christopher Michael Dalton, 33, of Anderson, has generated 24 calls for law enforcement service in Shasta County over the last 17 months. Those calls resulted in multiple citations and ten custodial arrests, as well as six new criminal cases.


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Dalton, who is listed under the County’s Chronic Offender Accountability Program as having prior contacts for burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, theft, assault, drug possession, and probation violations, had three active warrants for his arrest; including a prison eligible felony probation revocation warrant. He was apprehended in the area of Silver and Mill streets in Anderson, Anderson PD officials wrote in their release.

Anderson PD arrested “chronic offender” Christopher Dalton, of Anderson, last Wednesday. Dalton has generated 24 calls for service over the past 17 months. APD photos

At the time of his most recent arrest, “Dalton was found to be wearing a wig in an attempt to conceal his identity,” said Anderson PD.

Despite his attempt at disguising his identity, the officer was already familiar with Dalton, and “was not deceived by his new sandy locks of hair,” and arrested the chronic offender without incident.

Dalton will remain in custody until he is sentenced on his pending charges and the probation revocation, according to APD.

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Trevor Montgomery, 47, moved last year to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, The Valley Chronicle, and Anza Valley Outlook; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta 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. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s 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 28 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 15 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.

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