Inmate found dead after “confrontation” with jail deputies

UPDATE: Friday, Sept. 13, 6:30 p.m., With Coroner’s release of information. See Original Story below. REDDING — Shasta County Coroner’s Office has identified an inmate whose lifeless body was found inside a safety cell at Shasta County Jail in Redding yesterday morning, Thursday, Sept.12. “The decedent was positively identified as 58-year-old, Teddy Woodrow Abbie, of Redding,” Shasta County Chief Deputy […]

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Local firefighter, 26, ID’d after fatal Redding motorcycle crash

UPDATED: Friday, Sept. 13, 3:15 p.m., With coroner’s release of information. REDDING — An off-duty Cal Fire firefighter suffered fatal injuries while riding a motorcycle after he collided with a raised curb and was ejected from his motorcycle into a metal pole Thursday evening, Sept. 12. Excessive speed has been cited as a contributing factor after yesterday’s fatal crash, which […]

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Seriously injured after vicious attack, RPD SRO returns to work

REDDING — When Redding Police Officer and School Resource Officer Eva Smith responded to an April call at Shasta College to assist campus security in removing a violent subject from their campus she never could have imagined she would be seriously injured and left unable to immediately return to work. However, after spending the last several months recovering from the […]

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Officials ask for public’s help finding missing Redding girl, 15

REDDING — Authorities are asking for the public’s help locating a missing, at-risk teen who ran away from her Redding home Tuesday, Sept. 3. According to officials, the missing girl suffers from diabetes and does not have her needed medication with her. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: Case closed after investigation uncovers “no evidence” of 4th of July hate crime Reports […]

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Man with loaded, sawed-off shotgun arrested in Jones Valley

REDDING — A man with multiple warrants for possession of a loaded firearm in public, possession of a controlled substance, and other charges, was arrested after he was once again found to be in possession of a loaded and illegally modified shotgun, as well as drug paraphernalia, late Saturday evening, Aug. 24. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: Downtown Redding chase, shots […]

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Downtown Redding chase, shots fired, end with one arrested

REDDING — Authorities say a man was arrested after allegedly chasing two people while shooting at them with a shotgun in downtown Redding Saturday, Aug. 24. The dangerous, high-speed chase – which covered about two miles – ended when the victims crashed their SUV into a building at the intersection of Market and Tehama streets.  LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: Spike […]

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Stolen delivery van’s recovery leads to donut disaster

In “Today’s Lighter Side of the News…” REDDING — Redding police officers found themselves in the midst of a donut disaster after finding a stolen bakery delivery van parked and abandoned in the area of Oregon and Tehama streets, early Wednesday morning, Aug. 21. Although officers who hungrily “sniffed out” the stolen delivery truck were initially elated over their fried […]

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Spike strips end 100 mph Burney-bound RPD pursuit

REDDING — Two people in a stolen vehicle were arrested after leading officials from three agencies on a dangerous, high-speed pursuit, as it sped from Redding toward the mountain community of Burney on 299E early Monday morning, Aug. 19. The pursuit, which reached speeds of 100 mph, lasted nearly 30 minutes, and covered 35 miles, was successfully brought to an […]

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The Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company building; and the history of the telephone in Redding

Guest Writer Spotlight: Jeremy M. Tuggle The building at 1629 Market Street in Redding was once the official headquarters of the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company. According to Redding Electric Utility the building, which is located in between Yuba and Placer Streets on the east side of Market Street, is still in use to this day. This building often attracts […]

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Trio arrested after Redding traffic stop leads to guns, drugs

REDDING — An early morning traffic stop in Redding led to the arrest of three people for various warrants, as well as weapons and drug-related charges Monday, Aug. 12. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: Man attacks elderly Redding parents with pipe – Arrested after standoff Two-vehicle Burney crash showers pedestrians with flying debris SCSO’s efforts to “clean up” City of Shasta […]

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