Prowler pulls gun-shaped lighter on homeowner – who responds with own, real gun

REDDING — A suspected Redding prowler learned the hard way not to brandish a gun-shaped lighter on a homeowner – who happened to be a concealed weapon permit holder – and responded by pulling out his own, very real handgun and chasing the would-be burglar from his neighborhood this morning, Saturday, Jan. 24. Although no shots were fired during the […]

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RPD arrests woman, 29, charged in Weed man’s 2012 murder

REDDING –A Weed woman with ties to Redding and Shasta County was arrested last Saturday evening, Jan. 18, on a years-old murder warrant, SCNS learned last week. The warrant stemmed from the March, 2012 robbery and beating death of 83-year-old, Henry Mariani, of Weed. Another suspect in Mariani’s 2012 murder, Darryl James Lawrence – who was 38 at the time […]

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Officials seek man who carjacked woman, fled from officers

REDDING — Authorities are searching for a man they allege attacked a woman and fled the area in her husband’s stolen pickup truck after the victim located her family’s stolen vehicle at Win-River Casino in Redding early Saturday morning, Jan. 18. According to officials, the victim and a friend had been driving around Shasta County searching for the truck after […]

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Shovel-wielding man arrested after violent Redding incident

REDDING — A parolee armed with a shovel who reportedly smashed out the front window of a Redding residence during an attempted robbery was arrested early yesterday morning, Jan. 16. According to officials, after smashing out the home’s window and attempting to rob a woman of her cell phone and vehicle keys the man then turned his shovel and fury […]

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Redding search warrant uncovers drugs, weapons – 2 arrested

REDDING — Authorities in Redding say officers arrested two people in connection with a suspected drug house, after officials served a search warrant at the residence Thursday, Jan. 10. During the service of the search warrant, which occurred at a private residence on the 1900 block of 10th St., officers discovered and seized weapons, ammunition, drug paraphernalia and illegal narcotics. […]

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RPD seeks tips & answers in decades-old murder of girl, 15

REDDING — Authorities in Redding have asked for the public’s help re-vitalizing a 43-year-old cold case murder that stole the life of 15-year-old, Terri Lynn Ray back in 1976. Although officials say that officers and detectives followed up on numerous leads at the time, even arresting and holding two people for a short time in the months following the grisly […]

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UPDATED: Unrestrained driver killed after smashing into Redding boulders ID’d

UPDATED: Friday, Jan. 11, 9 a.m. See Original Story below. REDDING — Officials have identified a woman who died when her speeding vehicle ran a stop sign and plowed into a row of boulders lining a Redding street, Thursday evening, Jan. 2. The victim was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, according to officials. The […]

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Girl, 14, leads Redding officers on 114 mph pursuit of stolen van

REDDING — A teen was arrested after officials say she led officers on a short, early morning pursuit in a stolen van Saturday, Dec. 28. The extremely dangerous chase, which covered about 18 miles and hit speeds of 114 mph on the freeway and 75 miles per hour on city streets, began in Redding near the intersection of Hilltop Dr. […]

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The Quartz Water Fountain on Yuba Street

Guest Writer Spotlight: Jeremy M. Tuggle: Shasta Historical Society Above: this postcard image was taken between the years 1904 and 1915, it shows a person looking at the quartz water fountain which was on the corner of the Carnegie Library building at 1527 Yuba Street. The Lorenz hotel is near it. From the collection of Jeremy Tuggle.  In 1904, a […]

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Hit and run leaves vehicles teetering off Redding parking garage

REDDING — Authorities in Redding are searching for four people who reportedly fled from the scene of a crash that left their car and a pickup truck dangling precariously from the second level of the downtown parking structure located at Placer at California streets Sunday afternoon, Dec. 22. According to officials, witnesses reported seeing four subjects flee from the scene […]

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