Repeat Offenders: What is Shasta County’s Recidivism Rate?

When California’s state legislators passed AB 109, the Public Safety Realignment Act of 2011, their backs were against the wall. The U.S. Supreme Court had declared overcrowding in the state prison system constituted cruel and unusual punishment, and voters were… Continue Reading


Federal Grand Jury Returns 6-Count Indictment Against Susanville Guard

United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced that today a federal grand jury returned a six-count indictment charging Bobby Joe Kirby, 55, of Reno, Nev., with wire fraud for taking bribes. According to the indictment, Kirby worked as a correctional… Continue Reading

Mother’s Deathbed Call Leads to Fugitive’s Recapture – 36 Years After Escape

After 36 years of looking over his shoulder, William Walter Asher III, now 66 years old, is finally back where he belongs—in prison. FBI agents and task force officers assigned to the Sacramento FBI Safe Streets Violent Crime Task Force… Continue Reading

Redding Police Arrest Parolee Found in Possession of Revolver, Meth

On Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at approximately 8:19 p.m., Redding Police Officers were dispatched to the apartment complex at 285 Boulder Creek Apt. regarding a parolee being in possession of a handgun. Upon arrival, Officers contacted Parolee Darren Keith Stiles,… Continue Reading

Arrest Made in Shingletown Burglary of Gold, Silver, Cash

On 6-30-11 Shasta County Sheriff’s Detectives, Redding Police Investigators and State Parole Investigators conducted a search of the residence of Daniel Hannah, where numerous items of stolen property were found related to a residential burglary reported on 6-19-11. The victim reported approximately $100,000 in silver coins, silver bars, gold coins along with U.S. currency and numerous firearms and ammunition stolen from his residence. The victim also reported baseball and basketball card collections, coin collections, household items, jewelry and tools were also taken. The victim is still finding additional items stolen from his residence. Hannah became a person of interest after Redding Police Officers located a backpack in Redding following a subject who ran from CHP Officers on 6-25-11 off Hwy 44 in Redding. Inside the backpack gold coins, thousands of dollars in cash, a platinum 1 ounce bar and matching certificate were located. Also inside the backpack were 3 V.I.P. cards bearing the name of Hannah. The victim later identified the backpack, platinum bar and certificate and gold coins as stolen from his residence. Continue Reading