BREAKING: Multiple “suspicious” fires reported in Burney

UPDATED: Sunday, Sept. 8, 2 p.m. See Original Report below. BURNEY — Based on official radio traffic and witnesses who live near where at least three to four fires were reported burning in the power line area of Carberry St and Mountain View Rd. of Burney, all fires have been contained and no property damage has been reported. Although initial […]

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Woman arrested after Johnson Park domestic violence incident

JOHNSON PARK — Although few details have been released, officials have confirmed a woman was arrested after a domestic violence related call in the unincorporated community of Johnson Park, east of Burney. The incident that led to her arrest happened Monday evening, Sept. 2, at an apartment on the 21000 block of Cottonwood St, south of SR-299E. LEADING THE SCNS […]

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Johnson Park nerves rattled after “WWII bomb” detonated off Black Ranch

JOHNSON PARK — Residents of the small, unincorporated Intermountain community of Johnson Park, whose nerves were already rattled after a home invasion and shots fired last night, were further shaken – quite literally – by what early reports have indicated was possibly the controlled detonation of a “WWII bomb” earlier this evening, Wednesday, April 3. The detonation occurred in the […]

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Home invasion, shots fired, lead to Burney man’s arrest

BURNEY — An allegedly intoxicated man who officials say fired a handgun at several people while drunkenly searching for his estranged ex-girlfriend was eventually located and apprehended Tuesday evening, April 2. Last night’s shooting happened at a private residence in the 38000 block of Highway 299E, just outside the town of Burney and southwest of the unincorporated community of Johnson […]

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Ferrying linemen & equipment, PG&E helo creates minor Burney buzz

A PG&E aviation crew created a minor buzz in the Burney and Johnson Park area this afternoon, as area residents excitedly watched, filmed, and photographed, a PG&E helicopter make dozens of passes between the two small, Intermountain communities today, Sunday, Mar. 10. Photographs and videos taken by area residents and shared with SCNS showed the aviation crew ferrying hoisted and […]

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Caught in the act of burglarizing storage unit, Burney man arrested

JOHNSON PARK — Eagle-eyed deputies are being credited with arresting a Burney man they say was caught in the act of burglarizing a storage facility, early Saturday morning, Jan. 12. The alleged burglary happened at Ideal Mini Storage in the 21000 block of Highway 299E, in the unincorporated community of Johnson Park, just east of Burney. Shasta County Sheriff Tom […]

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SR-299 backup reported after minor JP wreck between car and hay truck

JOHNSON PARK — CHP and other emergency personnel have just arrived at the scene of a two-vehicle, non-injury accident between a passenger vehicle and a tractor-trailer semi-truck pulling a load of hay, a CHP incident log has indicated. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: City of Shasta Lake probation compliance check nets 5 Suspect unknown after bodies of two transients found at […]

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Several recent bear sightings leave area residents buzzing

MONTGOMERY CREEK — Several recent bear sightings in and around the unincorporated Intermountain community of Montgomery Creek have area residents buzzing and speculating about the reported increase of recent sightings. Some area residents have speculated that the two recent Montgomery Creek bear sightings, as well as other sightings within Burney and neighboring Johnson Park, could possibly be related to bears […]

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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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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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