Redding Police Arrest Parolee Found in Possession of Revolver, Meth

On Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at approximately 8:19 p.m., Redding Police Officers were dispatched to the apartment complex at 285 Boulder Creek Apt. regarding a parolee being in possession of a handgun.

Upon arrival, Officers contacted Parolee Darren Keith Stiles, a 48 year-old white male, outside his apartment on the 200 block of Boulder Creek Drive. During a parole search, officers found Stiles in possession of methamphetamine. Officers then searched Stiles’ vehicle & found a loaded .38 caliber RG revolver in the trunk. Officers arrested and booked Stiles at the Shasta County Jail for parole violation, ex-felon in possession of a handgun, ex-felon in possession of ammunition and possession of methamphetamine.

Stiles’s recent arrests include: parole violation on 6/17/11, parole violation on 01/05/2011, Driving under the influence of a controlled substance on 12/10/10, and another parole violation on 01/15/2010.

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