Habitual Car Thief Arrested

On December 8, 2017, at approximately 5:30 a.m. in the morning, Officer Jared Hebert was on patrol and observed a stolen vehicle parked inside a trailer park on Lake Boulevard. Officer Hebert made contact at the residence where the stolen car was parked and found Joshua Anthony Azevedo, 32 years of Redding, inside the home. Azevedo admitted to possessing the stolen car and was booked at the Shasta County Jail.

Joshua Azevedo is known by officers within the Redding Police Department as a habitual car thief. Azevedo is on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) for felon in possession of a firearm.

Prior to today, Azevedo was arrested in a stolen car on November 27, 2017. A few days later, on December 3, 2017, Azevedo was again arrested after evading officers in another stolen car. In 2017, Azevedo has been arrested and booked at the Shasta County Jail sixteen times for a variety of crimes to include possession of a controlled substance for sale, evading officers, possession of stolen property, and violations of his probation. Azevedo is pending sentencing for multiple cases.

The Redding Police Department would like to remind citizens to lock their vehicles and not leave spare keys inside.

-from press release
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6 Responses

  1. Tim says:

    15 prior arrests and the guy was still on the street — maybe the 16th try is the charm?

  2. Common Sense says:

    We need to update that “3rd time is a charm” thing apparently!…..let’s look at the positive…..he was probably told many years ago….find something you love to do…..get really good at it and make a career out of it!…..lol

  3. Karen C says:

    They are telling us how to be proactive.
    I am so dissapointed our judicial system. When is this insanity going to stop?

  4. Common Sense says:

    This is but just ONE example….not enough money to build more jail space…..hire more officers etc to keep folks like this in jail for a while….it’s quite obvious that his man like thousands of others think the system is a JOKE….so….they just keep doing it!

    Shame on our Board of Supervisors to Saying NO to more money with Prop 64!!!
    No more Grants because they said NO…..No tax money…..No Extra Money for more officers!!

    So as things continually go downhill…..more folks are arrested 10/15/20 times and Released….Perhaps those with any Memory can Remind our B.O.S that THEY said NO to More Tax Money to help Solve the Problems!!

    How can things get better if you don’t have the Money for more Jail Space??? If you cant’s show the Criminals that you are Not going to put up with it here in this area?

    Catch and Release is a great idea…..For FISHING…..not for Criminals!

    So….any guess if things are going to get better???

    • Gary Tull says:

      Agreed!
      The Board’s posture of rigidly and totally turning their back to Prop 64 and it’s tax revenue opportunities for the community is now clearly an ill-informed and counterproductive position to resume… in my view.

  5. Vi Lam says:

    OMG, I recognize this car thief slimebag from Magnolia neighborhood 2013! Five cars stolen in one month! My next door neighbor had TWO vehicles stolen in the same week! No wonder I jumped ship & moved away from high-crime Redding! Folks, this is NOT normal! You DON’T have to put up with this! Under siege is no way to live in this beautiful world!!! Send this car thief off to a South Pacific prison island without cars to pilfer, for crying out loud!

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