Redding enforcement operation yields 10 arrests, 72 citations

REDDING — Numerous local law enforcement and public health agencies and organizations partnered together Tuesday, Nov. 12, to conduct a city-wide Quality of Life enforcement operation. The sweep targeted homeless encampments within the Henderson Open Space, as well as areas throughout the Downtown area, along Hilltop Drive, the Sacramento River Trail, and numerous other city parks.

During the operation, officials contacted over 150 people, ten of whom were arrested and booked into the Shasta County Jail. Additionally, 43 people were issued citations for misdemeanor warrants or Redding Municipal Code violations, and 29 others were issued infraction citations.


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As part of Redding Police Department’s ongoing efforts to clean up areas that have become overrun with homeless, drug addicts and trash, members of the departments Neighborhood Police Unit teamed up with Anderson Police Department, California Highway Patrol, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Shasta County Sheriff’s Office for the day-long enforcement operation, Redding PD’s Neighborhood Police Unit Sergeant Danny Smetak reported on social media after the successful operation.

According to Smetak, about two dozen jail inmates were brought in to assist with cleaning up and removing thousands of pounds of trash.

“In addition to the enforcement efforts, our Community Clean Up Crews partnered with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office’s Alternative Custody Program and used inmates to assist with the removal of over 8,000 pounds of rash and debris,” Smetak explained. “Representatives from Hill Country Health and Wellness Center and the Good News Rescue Mission were also present as a resource for homeless individuals.”

 After the operation, Smetak used the opportunity to thank all of the law enforcement agencies who participated in Tuesday’s sweep.

“We would also like to thank the citizens of Redding for their continued support as we work diligently to improve the Quality of Life for everyone who lives, works, and visits our wonderful city,” said Smetak.

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Trevor Montgomery, 48, moved in 2017 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 16 grandchildren.


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