Habitual Car Thief, Burglar Back in Jail

On 05/28/2018, an officer with the Redding Police Department contacted Sazha Pena, age 28 of Redding, during a traffic stop for a mechanical violation. During the stop, officers learned the vehicle Pena was driving was stolen from a local business. Pena admitted taking the vehicle from the business, and indicated she left another vehicle in its place. Upon inspection of the business, an earlier reported stolen vehicle from that business was located. Pena admitted to stealing the first vehicle and later returning it, only to steal the second vehicle. Pena was booked into the Shasta County jail for vehicle theft and driving on a suspended license. On 06/07/2018, Pena was released from the Shasta County Jail with a GPS monitor.

On 6/8/18 at 1400 hours, Officers responded to 2900 block Panorama Way regarding a burglary. During this investigation, officers determined that jewelry was taken from the residence, as well as a 1998 Chevrolet Camaro. Inside of the Victim’s residence was paperwork belonging to Sazha Pena. Officers contacted Shasta County Probation, who stated Pena removed her GPS monitor on 6/8/18 at approximately 1100 hours, in the area of California St and Trinity Street in Redding.

On 6/8/18 at approximately 1642 hours, the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary in the 2700 block of Hwy 36. During this investigation, deputies determined that a 2004 Ford Pickup was taken, as well as a handgun. While in the area of the burglary, deputies located the 1998 Chevrolet Camaro, taken from Panorama Way.

On 6/8/18 at approximately 2335 hours, officers were dispatched to an address in the 2500 block of Calgary Place, regarding a residential burglary that just occurred. The homeowner reported finding a female suspect rummaging through her attached garage. She confronted the female, who left the area in a pickup truck. The homeowner provided a detailed description of the vehicle, and the license plate number. The plate returned to the stolen vehicle out of Tehama County.

Within an hour, an officer with the Redding Police Department located the stolen pickup in the area of Hwy 273 and Breslauer. A traffic stop was conducted, and Pena was again taken into custody. During a search of the vehicle, property from the original burglary on Panorama Wy was located.

Pena was arrested for burglary, vehicle theft, possession of a stolen vehicle, illegal possession of ammo, and driving on a suspended license.

Officers later interviewed Pena at the Shasta County Jail. Pena admitted to being the responsible in all three burglaries and stealing both vehicles.

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