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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REDDING: Man brings 7-month-old daughter during alleged heroin “drug dealing excursion”

REDDING — Redding Police Department’s Neighborhood Police Unit arrested three alleged drug dealers, including a man who officials say brought his 7-month-old, infant daughter with him during a “drug dealing excursion around town,” Thursday, July 20, according to police officials. While conducting proactive patrol in the area of Trinity Street near Hinkle’s Market, NPU officers observed “activity consistent with a drug transaction,” Redding Police […]

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REDDING: Felon arrested after early-morning report of domestic disturbance, shots fired

REDDING — A man with a felony record who is on probation for burglary was arrested after reports of a loud, early-morning argument and shots fired at a residence brought officials to a residence July 17. The incident and subsequent arrest happened in the 3500 block of Ricardo Avenue, west of I-5 and south of Layton Road, in Redding. After an […]

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Wanted felon arrested after dangerous City of Shasta Lake pursuit

SHASTA LAKE – Deputies arrested a man after he led them on a dangerous vehicle pursuit through a residential neighborhood, Sunday, May 22. During the chase, the man – who was later identified as Michael Brian Chandler, 28, of Shasta Lake – drove without regard for the safety of other citizens or pursuing lawmen. “Chandler drove in excess of 50 mph […]

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One of Shasta County’s Most Wanted arrested after hammer attack

REDDING – Redding Police officers arrested one of Shasta County’s Most Wanted Monday, May 16. The man allegedly threatened to kill a City of Redding Parks employee and attempted to attack him with a claw hammer, according to a Redding Police official. Officers arrested the alleged suspect, identified as Patrick Francis Brooks, 26 years, a Redding area transient. Brooks had fled […]

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Deputies safely detain suicidal man in Redding after brief standoff

REDDING – A suicidal man armed with a realistic looking – but replica – handgun was safely detained by Shasta County Sheriff’s deputies Thursday, May 5, Shasta Sheriff’s Deputy J. Ruiz wrote in a press release. During the incident, Airport road was temporarily closed and nearby residents were cautioned to remain in their homes, for their own safety. Deputies have only […]

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