Woman who fought with officers revived after medical crisis at Shasta County Jail

REDDING — A woman who was arrested after allegedly fighting with Redding police officers was rushed to a hospital after suffering an unspecified medical crisis and becoming unresponsive while waiting to be booked at Shasta County Jail in Redding earlier today, Wednesday, Oct. 2.

After the woman became unresponsive in a pre-booking area outside the jail facility, jail medical staff and other officials began performing life-saving measures before she was rushed to Shasta Regional Medical Center, according to Shasta County Sheriff’s Custody Commander Cpt. Dave Kent.

Due in large part to the fast response by jail medical staff, paramedics and other officials the woman, who has since been identified as Haley Oilar, 30 was revived and later released from the hospital. Oilar had remained in Redding PD custody throughout the incident, according to Kent.


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Although Redding PD officials have not specified the circumstances that led to Oilar’s arrest and medical crisis this morning, officers brought her to Shasta County Jail shortly before 8:30 a.m. to be booked after allegedly fighting with officers near the intersection of Manzanita and Bechelli lanes in Redding, according to Kent.

“While still under Redding Police officer’s custody, Oilar was seated in the Jail’s pre-booking area outside of the facility and became unresponsive,” Kent explained.

“Officer’s requested assistance from the Jail medical staff, who responded to the pre-booking area and began performing life-saving efforts on Oilar,” Kent continued.

Paramedics who responded to the jail transported Oilar to SRMC where she was treated and later cleared and released.

After being released from the hospital, Oilar was not taken back to the facility to be booked, according to the Cpt.; who did not specify what charges the woman was facing regarding the initial fight with officers that led her to be arrested.

As of this report, Redding PD has not released any information about this incident.

Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

Trevor Montgomery, 48, 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 or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; 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 29 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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