Redding bike stop leads to suspected drug sales arrest

REDDING — A bicyclist who tried to flee from officers during a bike stop in Redding was apprehended a short time later and arrested for possession of methamphetamine for sales as well as several out of state and local warrants Thursday evening, Oct. 10, according to officials.

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Last Thursday’s incident began around 10:15 p.m., when a Redding PD officer spotted a bicyclist riding on the wrong side of the roadway and attempted to conduct a traffic enforcement stop, Redding Police Corporal W. Williams reported after the bike stop and arrest.

Officers arrested Clyde Dicus in Redding after discovering the man was in possession of methamphetamine for sales and had several local and out of state warrants for his arrest. Redding PD photos

The bicyclist, later identified as Clyde Dicus, 46, of Redding, refused to stop for the officer and fled on his bicycle.

Despite fleeing, officers who converged on the area soon found and detained Dicus near the intersection of Parkview and Hartnell avenues, according to Williams.

During their ensuing investigation, officers learned Dicus had a warrant for his arrest out of New York for drug sales, the Cpl explained. He also had warrants out of Shasta County.

Based on his warrants, officers arrested Dicus and during a subsequent search discovered the bicyclist was in possession of more than ten grams of methamphetamine and other evidence of drug sales. 

Dicus later admitted to possessing the methamphetamine for the purpose of sales and was subsequently booked for his warrants as well as possession of methamphetamine for sales.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or Dicus’ alleged criminal activity is encouraged to contact Redding Police Department at (530) 225-4200. Callers can refer to incident file number 19R066628 and can remain anonymous.

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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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