Sheriff’s K-9 helps nab Cottonwood car theft suspect

COTTONWOOD — A man found inside a parked and running stolen vehicle was arrested with the help of a sheriff’s K-9 after resisting deputies in Cottonwood early Thursday morning, Feb. 27. Yesterday’s incident and arrest happened at the Chevron Gas Station, on the 20000 block of Fourth St. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: Redding traffic stop yields heroin, meth, $13,000 Family, […]

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Five ShasCo businesses cited in youth decoy tobacco operation

SHASTA COUNTY — Authorities say five business were cited for illegally selling tobacco products to a minor during a decoy operation Tuesday, Feb. 4. Although ten of the fifteen targeted businesses refused to sell tobacco products to the decoy, five did sell tobacco products to the youth. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: SCNS EXCLUSIVE: Guest speakers help pack Burney IIT “Town […]

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Ono standoff, SWAT call-out ends after shot fired at deputies

ONO — A Shasta County probationer and wanted felon who fired a shot at deputies trying to apprehend the man was arrested after an hours-long barricaded standoff in Ono last night, Sunday, Jan. 26. During the lengthy standoff the man who was arrested, 31-year-old, Jake Matthew Houser, barricaded himself inside an unoccupied cabin; “claiming he was heavily armed, the house […]

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Girl, 14, leads Redding officers on 114 mph pursuit of stolen van

REDDING — A teen was arrested after officials say she led officers on a short, early morning pursuit in a stolen van Saturday, Dec. 28. The extremely dangerous chase, which covered about 18 miles and hit speeds of 114 mph on the freeway and 75 miles per hour on city streets, began in Redding near the intersection of Hilltop Dr. […]

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Case closed after investigation uncovers “no evidence” of 4th of July hate crime

COTTONWOOD — After an exhaustive, nearly two-month investigation – during which more than two dozen witnesses were interviewed and numerous candid videos and photos were uncovered and reviewed – Shasta County Sheriff’s and Shasta County District Attorney’s officials have determined that an incident that led to a Fourth of July party-goer sustaining major head and neck injuries was not the […]

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Man attacked by group in Cottonwood, has handgun stolen

COTTONWOOD — Authorities say a man was attacked by a group of subjects after they flagged him down early this morning, Sunday, July 21. The incident happened as the victim was on his way home from work, in the area of Gas Point and Rancho Estate roads in Cottonwood. During the attack the victim, who has a CCW and was […]

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Late-night stakeout leads to arrest after WVHS repeatedly targeted

COTTONWOOD — An Anderson man on probation for possession of dangerous weapons and possession of a stolen vehicle was arrested last week after he was caught in the act of breaking into vehicles to siphon gas and breaking into classrooms and other buildings at West Valley High School in the 3000 block of Happy Valley Rd. in Cottonwood. Following investigative […]

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Cottonwood felon found with stolen truck and gun arrested

COTTONWOOD — A felon with multiple warrants was arrested in the unincorporated city of Cottonwood after authorities found him in possession of a stolen pickup truck as well as a loaded firearm during a traffic stop, Saturday afternoon, July 13. SEE OTHER RECENT SCNS HEADLINE NEWS: Too high to drive, woman lets son, 5, take the wheel – major crash […]

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Firefighters knock down Cottonwood blaze

COTTONWOOD — Firefighters successfully knocked down a fully-involved trailer fire that spread to nearby vegetation in Cottonwood earlier today, Sunday June 23. Today’s fire, which happened in the area of Seales Ln., just west of Main St., sent thick black clouds billowing into the sky and large, fist-sized ashes raining down throughout the area. According to witnesses at the scene, […]

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Man arrested after Anderson Safeway gas station robbery

ANDERSON — A man wanted in connection with the March 30 robbery of a Safeway gas station is in custody, after turning himself in to authorities Friday, May 3. Last March’s early-morning robbery happened in the 2500 block of Balls Ferry Road. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: Officials at scene of pickup upside down and submerged in creek off 299E Burney […]

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