Two arrested in Redding after stolen handgun & property recovered

REDDING — Officers conducting extra patrol at the Redding Rodeo Grounds arrested two people, including a juvenile, after the pair was found to be in possession of a stolen handgun and other stolen property early Sunday morning, June 16. Redding PD had beefed up security and patrol around the grounds and surrounding areas after several recent burglaries had been reported, according to officials.


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A Redding police officer first noticed several people involved in suspicious activity at the rodeo grounds shortly before 3 a.m., Redding Police Corporal Jeff Schmidt later reported.

The officer made contact with four subjects, including three adults and a juvenile, who had been seen milling around several cars at the location.

“The subjects were extremely nervous and Officer McGinnis was able to see illegal drug paraphernalia inside the cars,” Schmidt explained. “All four subjects were detained while a search of the cars was conducted.”

During the subsequent search, the officer discovered a loaded revolver under the seat of one of the vehicles. A records check revealed the revolver had been reported stolen from a residence in Tehama County.

Other suspected stolen property was also located inside the car and the rightful owners have already been identified, according to Schmidt; who said officers will be conducting follow-up with the victims to return their property.

Two of the subjects, Anthony Cloyd, 21, of Redding, and a 17-year-old from Redding, admitted having knowledge of the gun being in the car, according to Schmidt. Both were arrested for possession of the stolen firearm.

Based on the officer’s investigation, Cloyd was later booked into Shasta County Jail and the juvenile was booked into Shasta County Juvenile Hall.

Anyone with information regarding this incident and investigation is encouraged to contact Redding PD at (530) 225-4200. Callers can refer to incident file number 19R037926 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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