Recent Burney & JP mountain lion & bobcat sightings have residents on edge

BURNEY — Several recent mountain lion and bobcat sightings in the Intermountain communities of Burney and neighboring Johnson Park, as well as the Big Bend, Montgomery Creek and Clark Creek areas, have area residents on edge and discussing what to do, and what not to do, in the event of a face to face encounter with one of Shasta County’s […]

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Drag marks in Burney snow lead deputies to stolen copper wire

BURNEY — Two men were arrested Sunday afternoon,  Dec 1, after deputies investigating a commercial burglary and theft of copper wire followed drag marks left in the day’s heavy snow to a Johnson Park residence. The home is more than four miles from where about 500 pounds of copper had been stolen, according to officials. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: Man […]

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FRM man in stolen car leads officers on 95 mph pursuit

REDDING — Already on probation for carjacking, a Fall River Mills man who led officers on a short, high speed pursuit in a stolen vehicle was arrested again early Saturday morning, Nov. 23. The pursuit, which began when an officer spotted the stolen car leaving the Win-River Casino in Redding and hit speeds of 95 mph, lasted about three minutes […]

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Burney man indicted with selling weapons at gun shows without a license

BURNEY — A Burney man has been indicted on a sole-count of dealing firearms without a license as part of an ongoing Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigation, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced yesterday, Thursday, Oct. 31. The investigation that led to the man’s indictment revealed ten weapons sold by the alleged suspect had been recovered as […]

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Minor injuries after pickup crashes into tree on 299E

BURNEY — Minor injuries have been reported after a pickup truck crashed into a tree in Burney just east of Johnson Park this afternoon, Sunday, Oct. 6. Official radio traffic and a CHP incident log indicated the solo-vehicle accident happened on SR-299E near Rocky Ranch Rd, about a half mile west of the junction of SR-299E and SR-89. LEADING THE […]

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Motorcyclist seriously injured in wreck near Burney’s Vista Point

BURNEY — A motorcyclist was seriously injured after a solo-vehicle crash earlier this evening, Tuesday Sept. 24. The crash happened along a winding section of SR-299E, near MM63, about a half-mile west of Burney Mountain Vista Point. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: Shasta County officials investigating second in-custody death in just 10 days Mt. Shasta child porn suspect arrested – 10K+ […]

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Burney “frequent flyer” arrested after hardware store vandalism

BURNEY — A Burney man one local sheriff’s deputy described as one of the area’s “frequent flyers” – who has been arrested numerous times throughout the Intermountain area – was arrested again this week for vandalizing a Burney business, after he was caught on surveillance footage shattering one of the store’s front windows. Shasta County Sheriff’s Sgt. Marc St.Clair told […]

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Habitual Burney shoplifter nabbed outside Rex Club

BURNEY — Authorities arrested a man who was again spotted stealing items from Burney’s Safeway early yesterday evening, Monday, Sept. 16.   Although the arrested man initially managed to flee from the area with merchandise he had stolen from the business, he was later spotted a short distance away and apprehended without incident less than an hour later.   LEADING […]

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Death investigation ongoing after man’s body found along SR-89

BURNEY — Officials are conducting an unattended death investigation after a man’s lifeless body was found behind a pickup truck along SR-89, north of SR-299E, early yesterday evening, Saturday, Sept. 14. The victim was discovered by a Shasta County Sheriff’s Sgt., who spotted a vehicle with its door’s open near the old railroad crossing at MM24, about two and a […]

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Victim airlifted after crash into Burney building

BURNEY — One person was airlifted with unknown injuries after an SUV crashed into a Burney business earlier this morning, Sunday, Sept. 15. The crash, which left a building with a large hole in its wall and caused moderate damage to the structure, happened on the 37000 block of Main St., just west of Michigan St. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: […]

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