SHASTA LAKE: Officials investigating after college student, 21, found dead during frat event

SHASTA LAKE — A 21-year-old University of Oregon student, visiting Shasta Lake for an annual fraternity event, was found dead in his sleeping bag Saturday morning. He was discovered the morning after reportedly spending the previous day and night consuming alcohol, according to other students and witnesses. Gooseneck Cove Boat-In Campground, where the victim was found, is one of four […]

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JOHNSON PARK: Dirt bike rider released after refusing to stop for CHP

JOHNSON PARK — Residents of the small Intermountain community of Johnson Park, just east of Burney, were enjoying a quiet Saturday evening when they were “startled and surprised” after a dirt bike rider refused to stop for an officer and continued riding for several blocks along residential streets. The CHP officer had attempted to conduct a traffic enforcement stop after spotting the motorcyclist on […]

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Shasta County’s Most Wanted Criminals & Arrests – Updated Regularly

Compiled from SCSO and Redding PD Most Wanted: Marcus Antonio Valdez Post Date:05/25/2018 11:51 a.m.  Marcus Antonio Valdez DOB 12/14/1996 5’10 / 140 LBS Brown Hair / Brown Eyes Charge: Violation of Probation Most Wanted: Georgette Yvonne Powers Post Date:05/25/2018 11:15 a.m.    Georgette Yvonne Powers DOB 05/21/1963 5’02 / 190 LBS Brown Hair / Brown Eyes Charge: Burglary Most […]

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UPDATED: Missing 5 days now, woman’s dog found, search for “at-risk” 71-year-old ongoing

UPDATED: Wednesday, Apr. 25, 6 a.m. With updates regarding recovery of dogUPDATED: Tuesday, Apr. 24, 9 p.m. With additional information from SCSO and family SEE ORIGINAL AND UPDATED STORIES AND ALL SCSO RELEASES AND PHOTOGRAPHS BELOW FALL RIVER MILLS — The desperate search for a missing “at-risk” 71-year-old woman, last seen five days ago when she went for a walk with […]

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BURNEY: Officials investigating after home destroyed by fire

BURNEY — Officials are investigating after a home was consumed by fire earlier this evening. There have not been any reported injuries related to the blaze, which destroyed the home, leaving it uninhabitable. The destructive fire happened less than half mile from Burney’s Fire Station 17. Burney Fire Protection District firefighters were dispatched to the home around 7 p.m., after […]

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Man who chased woman from Redding to Anderson arrested after fighting officers

A man who reportedly chased a woman from Redding to Anderson Monday evening, March 26, was later arrested after fleeing from and fighting with arresting officers, according to officials. Three different area law enforcement agencies assisted during the hours-long incident and subsequent search for the suspect. After an investigation, Redding police officers booked Marty Dupree Hilliard, 42, of Redding, into Shasta County Jail […]

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Extensive Clear Creek search leads to missing man’s body

Officials are investigating after a missing man’s body was found near the Clear Creek Gorge Overlook parking area earlier this afternoon. Officials and volunteers who found the man’s lifeless body had been searching for the victim throughout the afternoon after Bureau of Land Management officials found the victim’s car parked and locked at the parking lot off Clear Creek Road, about five miles west of Highway […]

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JOHNSON PARK: Fire erupts at home around corner from fire station

JOHNSON PARK — Firefighters from multiple area stations and agencies battled a house fire that erupted around the corner from a Cal Fire station, Sunday, Mar. 4. Although the residents were home when the destructive blaze broke out, they escaped injury, according to officials. “The crews from several different agencies worked together and did what needed to be done,” Burney Fire Chief […]

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REDDING: Two arrested after downtown fight, stabbing

REDDING — Authorities arrested a man they allege stabbed another man during a melee involving multiple people in downtown Redding, Saturday afternoon, Mar. 3. Another man involved in the fight, but not the stabbing, was also arrested. The victim stabbed by the alleged suspect was hospitalized but is expected to make a full recovery. According to officials, citizens who witnessed the incident were “instrumental” […]

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ANDERSON: Dangers, questions remain after hundreds of pounds of explosives found

UPDATED: Saturday, Mar. 3, 11:30 p.m. SEE ORIGINAL STORY AND UPDATES BELOW ANDERSON — Shasta County’s Director of Emergency Services has declared a local emergency following last Tuesday’s discovery of several hundred pounds of explosives inside an outbuilding/barn on a rural property at 5747 Happy Valley Road in Anderson. The explosives were discovered by deputies during a residential burglary investigation and their unexpected discovery prompted the mandatory evacuations of nearly 100 homes […]

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