REDDING: K-9 sniffs out woman who fled from officers in stolen car

REDDING — Police arrested a 22-year-old Redding woman after she was spotted by an officer in a stolen vehicle, then ran from the car, hiding inside a crowded mobile home park, Sunday, Aug. 20. After officials used a K-9 to track and locate the woman they arrested Shaina Kylie Tanner. She was later booked into Shasta County Jail on suspicion of vehicle theft, […]

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REDDING: Wheelchair-bound victim repeatedly stabbed, suspect arrested

REDDING — Authorities are conducting an attempted murder investigation after a cancer patient reportedly stabbed a wheelchair-bound man multiple times in the head and arms. The violent and bloody incident happened Monday, Aug. 14, in the 1800 block of Stetson Way, south of Highway 299 and west of Shasta View Drive, in Redding. After an investigation, Redding police officers arrested Mark E. O’Neal, 65, of Redding. […]

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BURNEY: Officials seek information, clues, after human skull found in wooded area

BURNEY — Detectives from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit are seeking information and asking for the public’s help after a forester located a human skull about three weeks ago. The skull was found in a wooded area off Tamarack Road, south of Highway 299 East, in Burney. Officials have not yet specified if the skull was that of a male or female […]

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REDDING: K-9 tracks alleged car thief who fled from stolen vehicle after pursuit

REDDING — Authorities arrested a man they allege fled from Redding police officers in a stolen car, Saturday Aug. 5. The early-morning incident and arrest happened on State Route 273, near Westwood Avenue, in Redding. After he was apprehended, officers identified and arrested 24-year-old, William Eugene Schreckengost. According to officials, Schreckengost is a Redding-area transient. After his arrest, Schreckengost was booked into the […]

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BURNEY: Man who allegedly stole cigarettes arrested after fleeing from, fighting with deputies

BURNEY — A Burney resident was arrested after he allegedly stole cigarettes from a local business before fleeing from and then fighting with deputies. The incident and arrest happened Friday evening, Aug. 4. Although the man initially provided a false name to the officers, saying his name was Anthony Gemmill, the alleged suspect was later identified as 36-year-old, Jake Steven Gemmill. After […]

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REDDING: Bomb squad responds after man found with pipe bombs, other weapons

REDDING — Officers arrested a man and woman and the Redding PD Bomb Team responded and later detonated at least two pipe bombs after the man was allegedly found in possession of several homemade explosive devices and other illegal weapons, Thursday, July 27. The discovery of the pipe bombs forced officials to evacuate the area surrounding the Redding Rodeo Grounds and nearby Posse Grounds boat launch for several […]

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REDDING: Couple arrested after man ditches girlfriend, flees from stolen car

REDDING — A man and woman were arrested after they were spotted in a stolen vehicle Wednesday, July 26. One of the suspects fled from the vehicle on foot and was later tracked down and apprehended with assistance from a CHP Aviation Unit and Redding PD K-9. Redding Police Officer Wes Townsley was on patrol in the area of Oasis Road and Vigil […]

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UPDATED: BURNEY: Woman arrested after bringing 1-year-old along while stealing van

UPDATED: Friday, July 28, 1 p.m. With additional information from witness BURNEY — Details are still emerging after CHP officials arrested a women who allegedly brought a toddler along with her when she stole a van Thursday, July 27. The vehicle theft happened at the USA gas station at 37303 Highway 299, near Mackinack Street, in Burney. Deputies were dispatched to the […]

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REDDING: Man tracked down, arrested after threatening others with replica gun

REDDING — A man who allegedly brandished a weapon at a group of people before fleeing from responding officers was tracked down and arrested by police officials July 26. The incident and arrest happened in downtown Redding near Riverside Drive. The “weapon” turned out to be a replica firearm, according to officials. At the conclusion of their initial investigation, officers arrested John […]

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SHASTA LAKE: Firefighters battle floating houseboat blaze, brush fire

SHASTA LAKE — Firefighters found themselves battling a floating houseboat fire that set a small cove ablaze before officials managed to knock down the fire Saturday, July 15. A family that had rented the houseboat managed to escape the fire unharmed; however, the rented houseboat was considered a total loss. Cal Fire, U.S. Forest Service firefighters and other emergency first responders were […]

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