Woman arrested after ransacking home, injuring family’s pet

ROUND MOUNTAIN –Authorities say they apprehended a woman accused of viciously attacking a family’s pet chihuahua after breaking into and ransacking their Round Mountain home Wednesday, Oct. 2. Although the woman fled the scene prior to deputies’ arrival, officials eventually located and arrested her.


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Deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Burney Station were dispatched to a private residence on the 29000 block of Highway 299E, near Buzzard Roost Rd., after receiving the report of an interrupted burglary, Shasta County Sheriff’s Sgt. Kyle Wallace later reported.

The 911 caller told SHASCOM emergency dispatchers they had come home to find their house ransacked and while checking their residence the homeowner found their chihuahua injured.

“Based on the injury, it appeared the dog may have been kicked in the head,” Wallace explained.

Angela Quintana was arrested after allegedly breaking into and ransacking a Round Mountain home. Officials say that during the burglary, Rocklin kicked the family’s pet chihuahua in the head, seriously injuring it. SCSO photo

As the homeowner continued looking through the residence they located a woman, later identified as Angela Quintana, 36, of Rocklin California, hiding in a room under the residence.

As the woman fled from the home, the homeowner managed to take a picture of the woman, which later helped deputies positively identify her as the person who broke into the home and attacked the homeowner’s dog.

When deputies arrived at the property they began searching for Quintana, with the assistance from Sheriff’s K9 “Blitz” and a CHP helicopter.

Although the deputies were not able to immediately locate Quintana during their initial search, they remained in the area actively looking for her, according to Wallace.

About an hour into their search deputies located the woman walking along Highway 299E where she was detained.

Based on their subsequent investigation, deputies arrested Quintana and transported her to Shasta County Jail where she was booked on suspicion of burglary and animal abuse. She remains held in custody and is scheduled to be arraigned at Shasta County Superior Court Friday, Oct. 4.

Anyone with information about this investigation or Quintana’s alleged criminal activities is encouraged to contact the Burney Sheriff’s Station at (530) 245-6070 Callers can refer to incident file number 19S036792 and can remain anonymous.

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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