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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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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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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JOHNSON PARK: 50-year-old arrested after shooting, stand-off

JOHNSON PARK — Authorities arrested a 50-year-old man they allege shot another man outside a trailer park before barricading himself inside his residence, Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 16. The brief stand-off ended when the alleged suspect gave up and exited his home, according to sheriff’s officials. After the shooting the victim, 28-year-old, Richard “Ricky” Brian Lewis, was airlifted to Mercy Medical Center in Redding. […]

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BURNEY: Sheriff’s K-9 helps nab man with three warrants who fled from deputies

BURNEY — A man with multiple outstanding warrants, including a felony warrant for a weapons violation fled from a deputy who happened to spot him and was eventually captured with assistance from a Sheriff’s K-9, Friday morning, Jan. 5. After being apprehended, Burney resident Corey J. Murphy was booked into Shasta County Jail in Redding for his three active warrants […]

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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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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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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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BURNEY – Man arrested during residential burglary of occupied home

Kaitlyn Bradshaw, contributing writer   Burney – Deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Burney Station arrested a man Saturday, April 09, after the man allegedly broke into a woman’s residence while she was sleeping in her room. After breaking into the occupied house, located in the 37000 block of Blue Way, the man reportedly went to sleep in a bed inside the […]

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