Bike lighting violation leads to Redding drug sales arrest

REDDING — A probationer riding a bicycle without proper lighting equipment was arrested in Redding after officers found he was in possession of methamphetamine Monday evening, May 20.

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Redding police officers stopped Jon Dale Hubert, 34, of Redding, about 10:45 p.m., near the intersection of Market and South streets, after seeing Hubert’s bike did not have proper lights, Redding Police Sergeant Sam Llamas later reported.

After learning Hubert was on Post Release Community Supervision and was subject to search terms, officers discovered he was in possession of approximately two ounces of methamphetamine.

Redding police officers arrested Jon Hubert after finding him in possession of approximately two ounces of methamphetamine. Redding PD photo

Based on their investigation, officers determined Hubert was selling the methamphetamine and arrested him.

He was later booked into Shasta County Jail on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to sell and violating the terms of his probation.

“The Redding Police Department wants to remind you to please say no to drugs and ensure your bicycle has the proper lighting and is equipped for night time riding,” Sgt. Llamas said after Hubert’s arrest.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is encouraged to contact Redding PD at (530) 225-4200. Callers can refer to incident file number 19R031891 and can remain anonymous.


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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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