On December 24, 2019 at 10:50 a.m., Officers with the Neighborhood Police Unit were conducting an extra patrol through the parking lot of the Mount Shasta Mall. For the past month, the Neighborhood Police Unit has been aggressively working in the Hilltop Drive area as well as local retail establishments to curtail thefts that often happen during the holiday season.
While driving through the parking lot, officers saw a male subject who was acting suspiciously around parked vehicles. Upon seeing NPU officers, the male subject fled on foot and into an associated vehicle. As officers approached the vehicle, the male laid down in the front seat in an attempt to conceal himself from officers. Officers identified the male as Ronald Gill, 42 years of Anderson. Gill had outstanding warrants for his arrest and has been one of Shasta County’s Most Wanted subjects since 2016. Gill locked the doors to the vehicle and refused to come out. Officers forced entry into the vehicle and took Gill into custody.
Officers conducted a search of the vehicle and located numerous pieces of clothing, jewelry, purses and other miscellaneous pieces of suspected stolen property. The property had bar coded tags from various stores within the Mount Shasta Mall, which were still attached. The vehicle was registered to Robbie Harrington, 36 years of Anderson, who was not allowed on the Mount Shasta Mall property due to numerous theft related calls she has been involved in. Officers notified mall security who located Harrington within the mall and detained her for trespassing.
Officers are still attempting to identify the businesses within the mall who were victims.
Gill was booked at the Shasta County Jail for his warrants and resisting or delaying arrest. Harrington was booked for trespassing.