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Police K-9 Aids in Arrest of Alleged Car Thief

Nathan Ray Gibson

On July 25, 2011 at approximately 10:47 a.m., Redding Police officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle leaving the Super 8 Motel at 5175 Churn Creek Road in Redding. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, Nathan Gibson, 37, of Redding, immediately fled upon seeing officers.

Gibson drove eastbound a short distance on Churn Creek Road to a dirt road just east of the motel. Gibson turned southbound on the dirt road and subsequently became involved in a rollover crash. Gibson fled on foot back toward the motel.

A short time later, officers located Gibson hiding in a motel room at the Super 8 Motel. Gibson hid under a bed in the room and resisted officers’ attempts to arrest him.

Redding Police K-9 Taro assisted in the apprehension of Gibson, which resulted in a bite to Gibson’s leg. Gibson was treated at Shasta Regional Medical Center and later booked at the Shasta County Jail for receiving or possessing stolen property and resisting arrest.

Gibson is being held without bail in the Shasta County Jail on charges of receiving known stolen property greater than $400 (496(A) PC) and violation of parole (3056 PC).

-from press release

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