NPU Arrests Parolee with Loaded Handgun

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On August 28th, 2019, at approximately 7 PM, Officers’ O’hern and Siipola of the Redding Police Departments Neighborhood Police Unit was patrolling the 2800 block of Churn Creek Road in connection with an ongoing problem property. As officers entered the driveway, they immediately noticed a suspicious vehicle occupied by two individuals. The driver, Bradley Steven Wible (38 years of Shasta Lake City), exited the car attempting to walk away but was quickly detained. Officers were very familiar with Wible as he has 31 prior arrests in Shasta County and is on active parole through the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for assault with a deadly weapon. The passenger, Charlie Patterson (25 years of Redding), was cooperative and detained without incident.

Officers conducted a search of Wible’s person and vehicle pursuant to his warrant-less search parole terms. Under the drivers seat officers located a loaded semiautomatic handgun. The search also resulted in officers locating over 5 grams of heroin, which Patterson claimed was hers, and numerous personal items belonging to Wible.

Based on the evidence located, Wible was placed under arrest and booked into the Shasta County Jail for felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, possession of a concealed firearm in a vehicle and violation of parole. Although Patterson was found in possession of heroin, she was only issued a citation and released due to it being a misdemeanor offense as a result of Proposition 47 which was passed in November of 2014.

-from press release
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4 Responses

  1. Avatar William says:

    Patterson could have been arrested for possession of the heroin – don’t let the cops fool you. Prop 47 made simple possession a misdemeanor, but all misdemeanors in this state can result in arrest, incarceration, prosecution and, if convicted, a jail sentence of up to a year. The cops decided on their own not to arrest Patterson, which was probably prudent, but they weren’t prevented from arresting her because of Prop. 47.

    • Avatar John says:

      If the cops booked someone for simple possession, the jail would laugh at them and then give the suspect a court date and kick them loose in under an hour. Then the DAs office would through the case out because genius Californians wanted to make possession of heroin, meth, cocaine and the list go on a misd.

  2. Avatar Striker says:

    Drug dealers and undertaker’s are getting richer in this new CA economy.

  3. Avatar Doug Cook says:

    Let’s not forget that we owe thanks to Bethel for the donation to RPD to keep the NPU funded.