The Week in Review


Council OKs Body Cameras for Redding Police, Lowers Fines for Water Conservation Violations

In a meeting primarily devoted to the Redding Police Department, the City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to equip officers with body cameras and lauded the police chief for his energetic respons...

Update on Telephone Scam

In the beginning of August 2014, several reports were made to the Sheriff’s Office and other local area law enforcement agencies regarding a telephone scam where the suspects were posing as Sheriffâ...

Characters of the Community: Bea Currie

With a name fit for a princess and a childhood spent on a winery surrounded by a loving community, Bea Currie might as well have stepped out of a Californian fairy tale. Her father, John Laco, was one...

Mountain Gate Shooting Victim Identified

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office began conducting an investigation into a shooting that occurred in Mountain Gate on 08/16/2014, Saturday. The victim has been identified by the Shasta County Coron...

Not-Back-To-School Potluck Picnic

Redding Home School Network (RHSN) will host the 16th Annual Not-Back-To-School Potluck Picnic on September 14th at 11 AM at The Anderson River Park. The RHSN is a free, inclusive support group for sh...

Avoid the Five Checkpoint Results

The Shasta County Avoid the Five DUI Task Force conducted a Driving Under the Influence/Driver License Checkpoint in the City of Shasta Lake on Sunday, August 17, 2014 in the evening hours. The checkp...

Murder Charges in Missing Person Case

On June 23, 2014, Steven Bland’s relatives reported him missing. According to them, Steven’s son James Bland dropped him off at the Greyhound station around April 3, 2014, in Redding and told Jame...

Succeeding with Natives – Mt. Lassen CNPS Horticulture Symposium September 14

On Sunday September 14th, 2014 the Mt. Lassen Chapter of the California Native Plant Society will host a day-long symposium on designing your garden space to include more native plants while at the sa...

Fatality in Mountain Gate Shooting

On August 16, 2014, at approximately 1710 hours, patrol units responded to a reported gunshot victim at 19555 Tunnel Rd #32, Mountain Gate, CA (Spring Branch Mobile Home Park). Upon arrival they found...

Business Burglarized, Arrest Made

On Sunday, August 17th, 2014 at 0322 hours, Deputy Gerry Maul was on patrol in Shasta County when he noticed a blue Chevrolet truck heading south on S/R 273 at Latona Rd. The truck pulled off the road...

Shasta County’s Most Wanted for the Week of August 17, 2014

The following is a list of Shasta County’s Most Wanted for the week of August 17th, 2014. Each of the listed subjects has been convicted in court and has failed to appear at sentencing. Any person a...

Rapid Arrests Made in Burglary on Jewell Lane

On 08/16/2014, at approximately 10:42 am, a citizen on Jewell Lane reported that his residence had been burglarized. A neighbor had reported to the victim that two subjects had entered his residence a...

Shasta County Avoid DUI Checkpoint Scheduled

The Shasta County Avoid the Five DUI Task Force will conduct a Driving Under the Influence/Driver License Checkpoint in the City of Shasta Lake on Sunday, August 17, 2014 in the evening hours. This ch...

Lead Up to Labor Day Brings DUI Crackdown to Shasta County

Labor Day weekend is coming up. For many Americans, that means an extra day off, backyard and beach barbecues, visiting friends and family, and the unofficial end of the summer season. Unfortunately, ...

Manufactured Check Case at Local Bank

On August 15, 2014 at 12:18 pm, Redding Police officers responded to Redding Bank of Commerce (1951 Churn Creek Road) for a call of a subject trying to cash a manufactured check. By the time officers ...

Telephone Scam

In the beginning of August 2014, several reports were made to the Sheriff’s Office and other local area law enforcement agencies regarding a telephone scam where the suspects were posing as Sheriffâ...

Police Motorcycles Chased Homeless From Park? Not So, Says RPD

Photographs of motorcyclists riding through South City Park in Redding caused a north-state social media stir on Twitter and Facebook this week. With each posting came increased accusations that the r...

Mistress of the Mix: Water We Gonna Do?

I played by the rules, and now my tomatoes are dead. Yes, I was one of those people who took the city of Redding's new water restrictions to heart, and I'm kind of sorry I did. Northern Californians h...

SINTF Investigation Leads to Arrests in Anderson

On August 13, 2014 at about 7:30 A.M., SINTF agents were assisted by the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Investigative Team in serving a Shasta County Superior Court Search Warrant at a res...

Parkview Neighborhood Homeowners: ‘We Feel Betrayed’

Adopted in 2001, The Parkview Plan was abandoned in 2014 -- well before the struggling neighborhood regained its balance. Fourteen years ago, as part of a Redevelopment effort, City staff, along with ...

Turtle Bay Welcomes Seven-Week-Old Beaver

Today Turtle Bay received a seven-week-old male beaver from the Minnesota Zoo located in Apple Valley, Minnesota. Three kits were born and each of them needed a new home. The male selected for Turtle ...

Update on Grissom Arrest

After arresting Gordon Grissom on July 31, 2014, the lead investigator on this case, Detective Edwards, began focusing on how this ongoing sexual abuse went unreported. Detective Edwards learned Gordo...

Burglary in Progress Stopped, Arrest Made

On 08/12/14, at about 0145 hours, deputies from the City of Shasta Lake Station responded to a residence on Forest St. on a report from a concerned neighbor seeing a flashlight inside a residence next...

Friends of Whiskeytown’s 5th Annual Brandy Creek Beach Luau

The Friends of Whiskeytown (FOW) will hold its 5th Annual Brandy Creek Beach Luau on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Brandy Creek Beach in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. Attendees will enjoy a P...

2014 Cowboy Up Think Pink!

Wear your boots and get your PINK on! Join us in the Redding Rodeo Arena for a Steak Feed. Proceeds will be donated to Nor-Cal Think Pink and the Redding Rodeo Association Agriculture Scholarship Fund...

A Response to ‘It is Time to Stop This Madness’

My letter on the homeless situation in Redding at least brought the problem to the point of discussion, which is good. Obviously there is a problem for which a response is needed for the health of the...




















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