Cascade Drive Attempted Murder/Rape

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August 23, 2016         2:30 pm

CASE# 16-60351

On Tuesday morning, August 23, 2016, Redding Police Officers arrested a 16 year old male juvenile for attempted murder and attempted rape.

Officers responded to the 5700 block of Cascade Drive in Redding regarding a stabbing that had just occurred.  Upon arrival, Officers located a 56 year old female from Redding, who had just been physically assaulted and had visible injuries.  Officers determined the male juvenile entered a residence and confronted the victim shortly after she had arrived at the location.  The juvenile, who was armed with a pair of scissors, began physically assaulting the victim.  The juvenile continued to assault the victim, attempting to rape her, and then he began strangling her.  The victim was able to fight off the suspect with the assistance of neighbors.  The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment and was in stable condition.

Officers located the 16 year old juvenile and arrested him without incident.  The juvenile was interviewed by Redding Police Investigators and admitted to his involvement.  The juvenile was booked into juvenile hall for attempted murder, attempted rape, and sexual assault.

During the investigation, Officers learned the male juvenile had been propositioning females in the Mountain View neighborhood the day prior for sexual favors.  If anyone has additional information regarding this investigation, please contact the Redding Police Investigations division at 225-4200.

Contact:      Cpl. Levi Solada

ID# 328

Redding Police Department

                       530-225-4200

Reviewed:  Sgt. Icely #305

Traffic Collision Vehicle vs Pedestrian

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August 20, 2016

CASE #16-59735

On August 20, 2016 at approximately 10:27 PM, the Redding Police Department responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic collision on Parkview Avenue at State Street.

Officers arrived and determined Daren Christian Reed, 42 years of Redding, was driving his Honda Civic eastbound on Parkview Avenue west of State Street when he struck a pedestrian who was in the roadway. The pedestrian sustained significant injuries as a result of the collision and was transported to Mercy Medical Center for treatment. Reed was not injured in the collision.

Reed was determined to be driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision. The name of the pedestrian is being withheld until his condition is stabilized. Anyone with information is urged to call the Redding Police Department at 530-225-4200.

Contact: Officer Brian Moore, #166
Traffic Unit
Redding Police Department
530-225-4200
Reviewed: Sgt. Montgomery, #314

 

NPU Drug Dealer Arrests

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August 19, 2016           2:30 PM

CASE #16-58844

Wednesday was a busy day for the Redding Police Neighborhood Police Unit. Just after 3:00 PM, the NPU went to the Ponderosa Inn at 2220 Pine Street Room #214 to conduct a probation compliance check on Robert Albertino Zacevich 26 yrs. Upon arrival, NPU located Zacevich and his girlfriend, Kari Dawn Stowe 30 yrs., in possession of a large amount of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and evidence of drug sales. Both Zacevich and Stowe admitted they were selling methamphetamine to support their own drug habit. They were each arrested and booked into Shasta County jail for possession of methamphetamine for sales and possession of drug paraphernalia. Zacevich was also arrested for violation of probation.

At 5:10 PM, the NPU contacted another probationer in Room #222. Veronica Lucia Pettijohn-Diaz 23 yrs., is on probation in Shasta County as well. She was found in possession of marijuana for sales. She was arrested and booked into Shasta County jail.

The NPU went to 1230 Canby Road after receiving information that a subject was selling heroin and residing in Apartment #104. Surveillance was conducted and Jimmy Day Blankenship 20 yrs., was observed to leave the apartment and drive to the Mt. Shasta Mall where he conducted a drug transaction in the parking lot. He was followed back to his apartment where he was contacted in the parking lot with his girlfriend, Cassie Lynn Rayner-Seals 19 yrs.  Jimmy Blankenship is on probation in Shasta County for a prior drug sales conviction.

The investigation found both Blankenship and Rayner-Seals in possession of a significant amount of heroin, drug paraphernalia, cash money, and items of evidence, both inside their car and inside their apartment, to support a drug sales arrest. Inside the car they were operating, was found brass knuckles and a collapsible baton weapon.

Blankenship was arrested and booked into Shasta County jail for possession of heroin for sales, possession of the illegal weapons, and violation of probation.  Rayner-Seals was arrested and booked into Shasta County jail for possession of heroin for sales and for possession of the illegal weapons.

 

Contact:      Sergeant Walt Bullington #308

Redding Police Department

                       530-776-0306

Reviewed:  Officer Kongkeoviman #180

Bechelli Lane Homicide

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August 18, 2016                  4:00 p.m.

16-58937

On August 17, 2016, at 11:16 p.m. SHASCOM received a 911 call of shots fired in the area 3032 Bechelli Lane in Redding.  Responding Officers arrived in the area about fifteen minutes later and discovered a male subject suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim, Edwin Charles Phillips, 67 years of Redding, was transported via ambulance to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

This case is being investigated as a homicide.  No further information can be released at this time. Anybody with information regarding this case is urged to contact the Redding Police Department Investigations Division at 225-4200.

Contact:      Lt. Pete Brindley      

ID# 612

Redding Police Department

                       530-225-4200

Reviewed:  Sergeant Poletski #310

Death Investigation Update

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August 16th, 2016                4:40 P.M.

 

16-57435

 

On Thursday, August 11th, 2016, at approximately 2:46 P.M., fire and medical personnel responded to the area of 1647 Yuba Street, in Redding, regarding a male subject possibly suffering from seizures. Upon arrival a male victim was located near the south side of the Shasta County Veterans Hall. Fire and medical staff determined the victim was in need of medical treatment and he was transported to Mercy Medical Center. Despite receiving extensive medical care, the victim did not survive.

 

The victim has been identified as 64 year old Daniel Joseph Koslosky, a transient of the Redding area. Koslosky frequented downtown Redding, spending much of his time near the Shasta County Veterans Hall and U.S. Post Office.

 

Redding Police Department Investigators attended the autopsy which was conducted today. Autopsy results are pending.

 

The circumstances regarding the death of Daniel Koslosky are under investigation. Anyone who had contact with Koslosky on Thursday, August 11th, 2016, is asked to contact the Redding Police Department at (530)225-4200.

 

 

Contact:         Sergeant Todd Cogle #301

Redding Police Department

                        530-225-4200

Reviewed:      Garnero #195

 

 

 

 

 

Shasta County’s Most Wanted Arrests

~Shasta County’s Most Wanted~

NEWS RELEASE

August 16th, 2016                                            2:05 P.M.

 

The following members of Shasta County’s Most Wanted have been arrested:

Sara Ann Reed, 27 years of Redding, was arrested on August 10th, 2016, by the Redding Police Department.

Jacob Naden Bishop, 21 years of Redding, was arrested on August 13th, 2016, by the Redding Police Department.

David Eugene Mote, 31 years of Redding, was arrested on August 15th, 2016, by the Redding Police Department.

Mark Steven Wion Jr., 33 years of Shasta Lake, was arrested on August 15th, 2016, by the Shasta County Marshal’s Office.

The total number of wanted subjects arrested incident to the Shasta County’s Most Wanted program now stands at 669.

Anyone with information regarding any member of Shasta County’s Most Wanted is asked to contact SHASCOM at (530)245-6540.

Tips or information can also be provided anonymously through Secret Witness of Shasta County at (530)243-2319 or via their website at www.scsecretwitness.com/home/submit-a-tip  A reward of up to $250.00 is being offered through Secret Witness of Shasta County, for information leading to the arrest of any current member of Shasta County’s Most Wanted.

 

Contact:        Sergeant Todd Cogle #301

Redding Police Department

Approved:    Llamas #184

Stabbing

NEWS RELEASE

 August 15, 2016            5:00 AM

16-58016

 

On August 14, 2016 at about 7:36PM, Redding Police Department (RPD) officers were dispatched to the RABA bus terminal, 1530 Yuba Street, for a stabbing that just occurred.  Upon arrival, officers located Timothy Torres, age 21 of Redding, with two stab wounds to his abdomen.  Officers also located the suspect, Chelsea Rocha, age 30 of Redding, walking northbound through the RABA bus terminal towards Tehama Street.  She was taken into custody without incident after initially refusing an officer’s commands.

During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that Chelsea Rocha had attempted to stab two other individuals, Shelly Nagle, age 39 of Redding, and Jesse Perez, age 29 of Redding.  Both Nagle and Perez were able to flee the area and avoid being stabbed.

Chelsea Rocha refused to provide a statement to officers.  It is unknown why she attacked the three victims.  The three victims did not know each other, and they did not know the suspect.

Timothy Torres was transported to Mercy Hospital for a non-life threatening injury.

 

Contact:         Sergeant Mark Montgomery

314

Redding Police Department

                        530-225-4200

Reviewed:      Corporal Solada/328

Death Investigation

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August 13th, 2016          7:45 P.M.

16-57435

Death Investigation

On Thursday, August 11th, 2016, at approximately 2:46 P.M., fire and medical personnel responded to the area of 1647 Yuba Street, in Redding, regarding a male subject possibly suffering from seizures.  Upon arrival a male victim was located near the south side of the Shasta County Veterans Hall.  Fire and medical staff determined the victim was in need of medical treatment and he was transported to Mercy Medical Center.  Despite receiving extensive medical care, the victim did not survive.

The Redding Police Department was contacted due to circumstances of the victim’s death.  Officers and Investigators conducted a death investigation throughout the day on Friday August 12th.  Many witnesses were contacted, and evidence was collected near where the victim was found.

The victim’s cause of death has yet to be determined.  An autopsy has been scheduled for early next week.  The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification of family.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Redding Police Department at (530)225-4200.

Contact: Sergeant Todd Cogle #301

Redding Police Department

530-225-4200

Reviewed: Garnero #195

Burglary and Vandalism at Shasta High School

NEWS RELEASE

August 12, 2016 12:00 a.m.

16-57322

On 08/12/2016 at approximately 1200 hours, officers were sent to Shasta High School regarding an audible alarm sounding from the business. Upon arrival, officers discovered the main entry door to the office had been forced open after the suspects used a rock to break into the school. Once inside the office, the juveniles began destroying property including the River Bowl trophy.

Officers had been in the immediate area regarding two males breaking car windows out and all officers responded to Shasta High School. The two suspects, regarding the damage at Shasta High School, were found inside an adjacent building on the campus. This building suffered a tremendous amount of damage as well. The suspects were identified as 16 year old male juveniles. Officers witnessed the destruction of windows by watching fire extinguishers being thrown through large 2nd story windows.

The juveniles were arrested. Both were heavily intoxicated and were transported to a medical hospital. While at the hospital, one of the juveniles became agitated and began threatening staff and officers. Upon their receiving medical attention, both were booked into juvenile hall.

The damage done to Shasta High School was well in excess of $5,000. The damage to the vehicles was in excess of $1,000.

Contact: Williams ID#324
Redding Police Department

Vehicle Vs. Pedestrian

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August 11, 2016

 

CASE #16-57104

 

 

On August 11, 2016 at approximately 8:27 am the Redding Police Department responded to a vehicle versus bicyclist traffic collision on Lake Boulevard at Boulder Drive.

 

Officers arrived and determined Melissa Lynn Johnson, 36 years of Redding, was driving a Dodge truck westbound on Lake Boulevard at Boulder Drive. A bicyclist, whose name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, was riding his bicycle southbound in the crosswalk on the east side of the intersection. According to witnesses, Johnson failed to stop for a red signal and collided with the bicyclist. Johnson was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured in the collision.

 

The bicyclist was transported to Mercy Medical Center where he died. The bicyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision. Alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor in the collision. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to call the Redding Police Department at 530-225-4200.

 

 

Contact:         Officer Brian Moore, #166

                        Traffic Unit

Redding Police Department

                        530-225-4200

Reviewed:      Sgt. Smyrnos, #312