New Redding Municipal Code allows city-wide “Quality of Life” enforcement sweep

REDDING — Although a controversial court decision out of Idaho last October forced Redding Police Department to temporarily suspend their enforcement of Redding Municipal Codes related to camping on public and private property, City of Redding officials worked on and developed a new camping ordinance which conforms to current case law. The new camping ordinance was approved by Redding’s City Council […]

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Girl Scout selling cookies outside Redding Walmart sexually assaulted

REDDING — Reports that a man groped a young girl outside a Redding Walmart kicked off an intense manhunt Saturday afternoon, Feb. 16. Despite an hours-long search that involved multiple law enforcement agencies, a police K-9, and a CHP spotter plane, authorities were unable to locate the alleged suspect. Officials are now asking for the public’s help identifying and locating […]

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Redding PD’s UAV’s prove critical during major incidents

REDDING — Like many other law enforcement agencies its size, Redding Police Department does not have its own aviation unit or helicopters. Instead, the department relies heavily on assistance from CHP’s Northern Division Aerial Operations, which provides aerial support for 13 counties throughout northern California. Because of the vast area CHP’s Air Ops covers, much needed help from above is […]

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RPD UAV tracks burglar, K9 aids in arrest

REDDING — A man is in custody after Redding police officers investigating suspicious activity at a closed business early Sunday morning, found the alleged suspect in the process of stealing a truck. Although the man fled from officers, one of the department’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and a police K9 were instrumental in the subject’s eventual apprehension. SEE OTHER RECENT SCNS […]

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Separate accidents one exit apart slowing SR-44W traffic

REDDING — Officials are at the scene of two unrelated non-injury, single-vehicle, traffic collisions that are causing minor delays on westbound Highway 44W. The first accident was reported at the Shasta View Dr. north on ramp and the second crash was reported minutes later at the Victor Rd. off ramp. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: UPDATE: Vehicle recovery efforts continue after […]

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Wanted sex offender, drug dealer, caught at Redding motel

REDDING — Authorities yesterday located and arrested a wanted Redding sex offender who last year failed to register and cut off his court-ordered ankle monitor. The man, who Redding PD described as “a significant risk to society,” was apprehended Friday, Feb. 1, at a Redding motel where officers located one and a half pounds of methamphetamine and 15 grams of […]

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Officers searching for pair who robbed Redding Rite Aid

REDDING — Authorities are asking for the public’s help identifying two men they allege robbed a Redding Rite Aid pharmacy early yesterday evening, Friday, Feb. 1. The business is in the 900 block of Cypress Ave., near Larkspur Ln. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: UPDATE: Officials respond to allegations RPD officer nearly struck homeless teen with baton Dramatic video of Keswick […]

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UPDATE: Officials respond to allegations RPD officer nearly struck homeless teen with baton

UPDATED: Friday, Feb. 1, 3:40 p.m. See original story, photos, and video below. REDDING — Redding PD officials have responded to a video that purported to show a Redding police officer chasing a 10-year-old boy with a baton during an incident earlier today, calling their officer’s actions “entirely lawful and appropriate.” The incident happened at a large homeless encampment in […]

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Redding PD’s NPU makes 1,500th arrest

In January 2016, the Redding Police Department created the Neighborhood Police Unit (NPU) to address community concerns regarding a significant rise in crime throughout our city.  This temporarily funded, four-officer unit has the ability to be proactive when addressing community problems rather than only being reactive, which has become the norm for our patrol officers due to budget, personnel cuts, […]

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Redding man in wheelchair hit by car, critically injured

REDDING — A man driving a motorized wheelchair in traffic was critically injured when he was struck by a vehicle Monday afternoon, Jan. 14. Redding PD later reported the accident happened at the intersection of Placer and Willis streets. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: Car plummets 50 ft off 299E into Cedar Creek CHP reporting snow, rock slides, on 25-mile stretch […]

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