SCSO’s efforts to “clean up” City of Shasta Lake continuing

CITY OF SHASTA LAKE — In an ongoing, coordinated effort with the City of Shasta Lake “to clean up problem areas … and lessen blight” throughout the areas they provide law enforcement services to, deputies yesterday performed a directed enforcement patrol operation focusing on transient camps and other illegal activities at parks within city limits. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: On […]

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Parolee arrested after stabbing woman along Sacramento River Trail

REDDING — A Redding parolee was arrested after stabbing another woman early this morning, Thursday, July 11. The “unprovoked attack” happened where the victim had been camping, near the Turtle Bay East Open Space, along the Sacramento River Trail, at the dead-end of Bechelli Ln. According to authorities, the alleged suspect and victim are both transients who knew each other […]

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4 tons of trash removed during Redding camp cleanup

REDDING — Redding Police Department’s Community Clean-Up Team partnered this past Easter weekend with Shasta Support Services and Trout Unlimited to conduct a homeless encampment cleanup in the Henderson open space area near Cypress Street Bridge, in Redding. Among those who participated in the cleanup was Redding City Council member Michael Dacquisto. He later posted video from the scene of […]

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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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Multiple victims rescued during SJ swift-water rescues

SAN JACINTO — As heavy rains pounded Riverside County and surrounding regions yesterday, Thursday, Feb. 14, dozens of first responders were called in to assist during multiple San Jacinto area swift-water rescues. Three separate rescues were reported over the course of a few hours and all happened with a ten-mile radius. Other swift-water rescues were reported throughout Riverside County and […]

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Violent and combative man forces Hemet school lock down

HEMET — An alert parent and quick reacting school resource officer are being credited with defusing a volatile situation and ensuring the safety of students at Hemet’s Little Lake Elementary this morning, Thursday, Feb. 7. Today’s disturbance caused a teacher to issue a brief lock down, which was later lifted, allowing the campus to return to its normal daily activities. […]

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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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Rock-throwing squatters lead to Hemet barricaded standoff

HEMET — Reports of several squatters who refused to exit an abandoned and boarded up multi-family dwelling in Hemet and were reportedly throwing rocks at a pair of City of Hemet Code Enforcement officials who had responded to the home to check for trespassers led to a barricaded standoff this morning, Tuesday, Jan. 22. The abandoned multi-family building in the […]

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Trio who harassed, robbed, tased homeless couple arrested

HEMET — A trio of teens was arrested after they were seen harassing and then robbing a homeless man and woman in Hemet this afternoon, Tuesday, Dec. 11. Witnesses reported one of the alleged suspects was armed with a knife and another may have tasered the woman during the robbery, which happened near Walgreens at the intersection of San Jacinto […]

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UPDATE: Blaze that destroyed Burney home started by transient: BFPD Chief

UPDATED: Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2 p.m. See original story and photos below. BURNEY — New details are coming to light after an unoccupied Burney home was destroyed by an early morning blaze yesterday, Monday, Oct. 29. In response to an SCNS request for information and details about the fire, Burney Fire Protection District Chief Monte B Keady explained that despite […]

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