Sheriff Questions Cause of Round Mountain Husband’s Death

On 07/25/2011, Monday, at 2117 hours (9:17 p.m.), a female reported to the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office regarding the possible suicide of her husband. The female stated she had been in an altercation with her husband just prior to hearing gunshots … Continue Reading


Hidden Valley Stabbing Leads to Attempted Murder Arrest

On 07/11/11 deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a reported stabbing which occurred at the Hidden Valley Market in Jones Valley, California. The victim, Jack Barnes, was involved in a verbal disturbance with the suspect, Michael Angus, inside the Hidden Valley Market. Continue Reading


Hat Creek Man Arrested After Attempting to Evade SINTF

On Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 1711 Hours, Deputies (including Sheriff K9) from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, California State Park Ranger and California Highway Patrol Air Operations executed an arrest warrant on Christopher Justice Mitchell of Hat Creek, California.… Continue Reading


Deputies Arrest Shasta Lake Man in Hate Crime Standoff

On Saturday, July 9, at approximately 0515 hours, Deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 4100 block of Main Street in the City of Shasta Lake, for the report of a white male firing a rifle… Continue Reading

Two Injured in Lake Shasta Houseboat Fire

On Saturday, 07-02-11, at 1125 hours (11:25 a.m.), deputies were dispatched to a houseboat fire at Holiday Harbor Resort. When deputies arrived on scene, the rear area of a houseboat was fully involved with fire. There were numerous Holiday Harbor Resort employees on the houseboat fighting the fire with fire extinguishers. CAL Fire arrived on scene with three fire boats … 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

6/25/11 Lake Shasta Tubing Accident Lands Man in Hospital

CRIME/INCIDENT: Boating Accident with injury LOCATION: End of Sugarloaf Inlet, Sacramento arm, Lake Shasta VICTIM: Daniel Artiga, 30 years old, of San Pablo, CA. DRIVER: John Thomas Larricq, 31 years old, of Burlingame, CA. SYNOPSIS: On Saturday, 06-25-11, at 1500… Continue Reading


County’s 1st Female Undersheriff to Face Plenty of Tests

This month, Sheila Ashmun broke new terrain by becoming Shasta County’s first female undersheriff. Ashmun is No. 2 in command, the highest rank a female officer has held with the department. A veteran of 20 years in Shasta County law enforcement… Continue Reading


Update: Berlinghoff Facing 75 Additional Counts

The next chapter of the saga of a Redding teenager who was missing for 31 days with her 44-year-old uncle continues in Shasta County Superior Court on Dec. 29. Charles Berlinghoff now faces 96 counts of felonies and misdemeanors, including… Continue Reading


You’re Invited: Family Justice Center Opens Today

The warmest, most cheerful space in the new Shasta Family Justice Center in downtown Redding is the Stagecoach Room at the east end of the main hall. So-called because Wells Fargo Bank sponsored it, the room is designed to be a safe and welcoming place for children caught in a family violence crisis. A window in one wall looks into a small adjacent room where parents can meet with a facilitator and still keep an eye on their children. Continue Reading