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  • Shasta County’s Most Wanted in Custody

    The following members of Shasta County’s Most Wanted are in custody: Benjamin Wayne Ford, 48 years of Redding, was arrested on July 18th, 2014, in Nevada, by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department. Rakim Exavier Leedy, 22 years of Redding, is in custody at the Sacramento County Jail. Justin Dean Ferrari, 34 years of Redding, was [...]

    Victim in Assault Case Dies

    On Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014, Claude Alexander Schmies, 48 years of Redding, passed away at Mercy Medical Center. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014. John Raymond Fritz, 29 years of Redding, is in stable condition, and was able to speak with investigators today. The assault which caused injuries to Schmies and Fritz [...]

    Shasta County District Attorney’s Office Part of Nearly $20 Million Sysco Consumer Fraud Settlement

    Sysco Corporation, the country’s largest food distribution company, and its seven California Operating Companies (OpCos) will pay a combined total of almost $20 million dollars in restitution, costs, and penalties for the OpCos’ illegal practice of holding perishable foods – for example seafood, milk, and raw meat – in unrefrigerated sheds. Between 2009 and 2013, [...]

    Boater Presumed Drowned on Sacramento River

    On 7-20-2014 at approximately 1420 hours, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office received a call of an overturned vessel on the Sacramento River. The Sheriff’s Office Boating Unit that patrols the river responded to the area of “Wyndham Riffle” along with the California Highway Patrol Air Unit. The reporting party, Robert Watson, advised that his canoe [...]

    Argument Leads to Multiple Assaults in South Redding

    On Sunday, July 20th, 2014 at approximately 12:49 A.M., Redding Police Officers received a call for service regarding two people who had possibly been struck by a vehicle. All Redding Police Department resources were committed to a critical incident investigation (see press release 14-51631), which resulted in officers from the California Highway Patrol initially responding [...]

    Redding Police Called to Eureka Way Incident

    On Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 10:38 p.m. Redding Police Officers were dispatched to Restpadd Psychiatric Health Facility located at 2750 Eureka Way after a transport company requested assistance with a combative subject. The transport driver, who is employed with Merit Medical Transport in Butte County, reported a mental health detainee became combative after being [...]

    Unidentified Adult Male

    On Friday, July 18th, 2014, a media source reported the alleged name of who they believe is the decedent discovered within the Bully Incident on Wednesday (July 16th). The decedent’s name HAS NOT been confirmed by the Shasta County Coroner’s Office. The Coroner’s Office has been working diligently in an effort to identify the remains [...]

    80-Year-Old Assaulted in Front Yard; Suspect in Custody

    On July 18, 2014 at 8:25 p.m. Redding Police officers responded to the 1400 block of Greenback Lane. Victim Wyvon Ritchie, age 80 of Redding, was doing yard work in front of his residence, when a subject unknown to him walked up to him and for reasons unknown punched Mr. Ritchie on his face. The [...]

    Hill Country Health and Wellness Center in Round Mountain Designated a Level Three Patient-Centered Medical Home

    Hill Country Health and Wellness Center has been nationally recognized by NCQA (the National Committee for Quality Assurance) as a “Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home”. Level 3 is the highest level attainable for a medical practice. Since its founding in 1990, NCQA has been a central figure in driving improvement throughout the health care system, [...]


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