Library Park Brandishing

NEWS RELEASE

05/31/2016 5:30 p.m.

CASE# 16-37919

On 05/30/2016, at approximately 12:50 p.m., officers were dispatched to Library Park located at 1552 Placer Street on a report of a person who had brandished a firearm. Angelica Marie Murphy, 21 years of Redding, reported that she had been in a verbal altercation with two people over the ownership of a bicycle. At some point, one of the involved people removed a sawed-off double barreled shotgun and brandished it at Murphy. The unidentified person fled the scene prior to officer arrival.

Later that day, Officer Ryan O’Hern located a possible suspect that matched the description of the person who had brandished the firearm in South City Park. Cory Thomas Romans, 22 years of Redding, was detained and found to be in possession of the firearm that Murphy had described. Romans is a convicted felon and is currently on probation in Shasta County for burglary. He was later booked into the Shasta County Jail and is being held without bail for brandishing a firearm, criminal threats, and numerous weapons violations.

Cory Thomas Romans

Contact: Sergeant Ron Icely #305
Redding Police Department
(530) 225-4200
Reviewed: Sergeant Brian Barner #303

RABA Terminal Shooting

NEWS RELEASE

05/30/2016 5:00 P.M.

CASE # 16-37972

On 05/30/2016, at approximately 1:26 P.M., officers of the Redding Police Department were dispatched to the RABA Bus Terminal located at 1530 Yuba Street on a report of a subject who had been shot. Officers quickly arrived on-scene and initially were unable to locate a victim. It was later discovered that the victim had been transported by an acquaintance to the Shasta Regional Medical Center for medical treatment prior to law enforcement responding to the scene.

Tellivan Ray Jackson, 20 years of Redding, was contacted in the Emergency Room and was suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds. He reported that he had been at the Downtown RABA Bus Terminal and was approached by subjects operating an unknown make/model four door sedan. There was a verbal exchange between both parties and shots were fired from the vehicle that struck Jackson.

The Redding Police Department is asking that anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Redding Police Department at (530) 225-4200 or Secret Witness of Shasta County at (530) 243-2319 or www.scsecretwitness.com.

Contact: Sergeant Ron Icely #305
Redding Police Department
(530) 225-4200
Reviewed: Corporal Danny Smetak #323

Baseball Bat Assault

NEWS RELEASE

 May 26th, 2016                     10:00 A.M.

16-36727

On May 25th, 2016, at 5:07 p.m., Redding Police Officers responded to Shasta Regional Medical Center after they received a report of a victim at the location seeking treatment for injuries sustained during an assault with a baseball bat.

Officers arrived and contacted victim’s Brian Justin Pruitt, 46 years of Redding, and Mary Ann Pruitt, 45 years of Redding.  An investigation revealed Abbie Jerome Wilson, 25 years of Redding, was at the rear of the Pruitt residence throwing rocks at a shed.  Mary Pruitt contacted Wilson at which point he threatened her with great bodily harm and began swinging a baseball bat in her direction.  Brian Pruitt attempted to intervene and was assaulted by Wilson.  Wilson struck Brian Pruitt multiple times in the head, arms and legs with the baseball bat causing non-life threatening injuries.  Wilson fled the area on foot after the attack.

Redding Police Officers, along with the Neighborhood Police Unit, conducted a thorough search of the downtown area and eventually located Wilson under the Cypress Avenue Bridge.  Wilson was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Shasta County Jail on the charges of assault with a deadly weapon and terrorist threats.

Wilson is on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS AB109) for assault with a deadly weapon.

Contact:        

Corporal Danny Smetak #323

Redding Police Department

530-225-4200

Reviewed: Officer Landreth #115

Shasta County’s Most Wanted Arrests

~Shasta County’s Most Wanted~

NEWS RELEASE

May 20th, 2016 7:15 P.M.

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

Kenneth William Griffis, 45 years of Redding, self-surrendered to the Shasta County Jail on May 6th, 2016.

Andrea Suzanne Cassle, 44 years of Susanville, was arrested by the Lassen County Sheriff’s Department on May 8th, 2016.

Weston Wimberly Stevens, 37 years of Anderson, was arrested by the Shasta County Sheriff’s Department on May 10th, 2016.

Forrest Strongray Baker, 26 years of Anderson, was arrested by the Tehama County Sheriff’s Department on May 13th, 2016.

Melissa Nicole Martin, 29 years of Redding, was arrested by the Redding Police Department on May 15th, 2016.

Eric Lee Cooley Jr., 49 years of Redding, was arrested by the Shasta County Sheriff’s Department on May 16th, 2016.

Jessica Melody Wyman, 23 years of Redding, was arrested by the Redding Police Department on May 16th, 2016.

Jesse Lee Harris, 30 years of Shasta Lake, was arrested by the Shasta County Sheriff’s Department on May 17th, 2016.

Benjamin Lee Smith, 52 years of Anderson, self-surrendered to the Shasta County Jail on May 18th, 2016.

Richard Alan Flaim, 52 years of Redding, self-surrendered to the Shasta County Jail on May 19th, 2016.
Destinie Samantha Folsom, 25 years of Redding, is in custody in Chowchilla, California.

Warrants for the arrest of the following individuals were recalled, they are no longer wanted.

Anthony Warren Chambers, 20 years of Anderson.

Jazmn Louise Neher, 23 years of Redding.

The total number of wanted subjects arrested incident to the Shasta County’s Most Wanted program now stands at 610.

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

UPDATE COCA COLA BURGLARY

NEWS RELEASE

 DATE:  05-19-16                 TIME: 8:30 am

CASE#16-32233

*UPDATE*

The below depicted suspect from the Coca Cola burglary of May 6th, 2016 has been identified as Eric Lee Cooley, age 49, of Redding.

Several law enforcement officers that have recently contacted Cooley identified him after the news release yesterday.  Cooley was found to be in custody on unrelated theft charges.

Redding Police Investigators interviewed him at the Shasta County Jail yesterday afternoon, at which time he admitted that he was the suspect depicted in the surveillance photograph below.  Cooley said he specializes in stealing from coin-operated machines, and his motivation for stealing stems from a desire to supply his addiction to methamphetamine.

The investigation of this incident continues.  The second suspect has not yet been identified.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the second suspect is encouraged to call Redding Police Investigations at (530)225-4214.

Cooley

 

 

Contact:         Sgt. Shawn McGinnis ID# 315

Redding Police Department

                        530-225-4214

Reviewed:      Inv. Steve Ware ID# 162

 

Pine Street Arrests

NEWS RELEASE

05/18/2016 9:05P.M.

CASE#16-34953

The Redding Police Departments Neighborhood Police Unit arrested Robert BARRON, 38 years, and Leeann REED, 24 years, after serving a search warrant at their residence on Pine Street this afternoon.

The continuing investigation of narcotics sales in the downtown area led Officers from the unit to 2120 Pine Street. During surveillance of the residence several people were observed going to the residence and purchasing methamphetamine. Several arrests were made. One female in particular was observed purchasing methamphetamine from the residence and contacted several blocks away. She was cited and released for possession of methamphetamine (due to Proposition 47). Surveillance revealed the female responded right back to the residence in order to purchase more methamphetamine.

During the service of the search warrant over 25 items of evidence were recovered. The items included approximately an ounce of Methamphetamine packaged for sales, scales, money, narcotics paraphernalia, packaging material, cellular phones, and jewelry. A suspected stolen firearm was also located in the residence. Robert BARRON is a convicted felon on probation for threatening an executive official and not allowed to have a firearm.

Robert BARRON was booked for violating his probation, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession of Methamphetamine for sale, and maintaining a residence for selling narcotics.

Leeann REED was booked for possession of Methamphetamine for sale and maintaining a residence for selling narcotics.

Contact: Corporal Jacoby #325
Redding Police Department
530-225-4200
Reviewed: Sergeant Bullington #308

RPDNPU

COCA COLA BURGLARY

NEWS RELEASE

 DATE:  05-18-16                 TIME:  10:15 am

CASE# 16-32233

 

The Redding Police Department is asking for assistance with the identification of two suspects who broke into a fenced yard, a work truck and a soda machine at the Coca Cola Distribution Center (1580 Beltline Road) during the nighttime hours of May 6, 2016.

The two unknown male suspects are depicted below.  These images were obtained from Coca Cola’s surveillance system.

Several cases of soda were carried away from the scene.

Anyone with information as to the identity of these suspects is encouraged to call Redding Police Investigations at (530)225-4214.

 

Susp 1Susp 2Pic 3

 

  

Contact:         Sgt. Shawn McGinnis ID# 315

Redding Police Department

                        530-225-4214

Reviewed:      Lt. Pete Brindley ID# 612

 

Brooks Update: Assault with Deadly Weapon

NEWS RELEASE

May 16, 2016 4:00 pm

CASE#16-34211

In the original news release it stated that Patrick Brooks was on PRCS for robbery. Brooks is actually on PRCS for a weapons charge of carrying a concealed dirk or dagger.

Contact: Cpl. Rex Berry #327
Redding Police Department
530-225-4200
Reviewed: Officer G. Meadows #105

ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON

NEWS RELEASE

 May 16, 2016           2:40 PM

CASE# 16-34211

 

On Monday, May 16, 2016, at approximately 6:50 AM, Redding Police officers responded to the bathrooms near the boat ramp in Caldwell Park regarding a city employee being threatened with a hammer.

The investigation revealed Eric Stevens, a City of Redding Parks employee, attempted to conduct maintenance on the bathrooms at the location.  When he made this attempt, he found a subject was sleeping in a sleeping bag inside the bathroom.  The subject in question and pictured below, Patrick Francis Brooks, 26 years, a Redding area transient, eventually came out of the bathroom armed with a claw hammer.  Brooks made several threats to kill Stevens.  Stevens attempted to back away, however, Brooks aggressively advanced towards him swinging the hammer at Stevens’ head.  Stevens was able retreat at which time Brooks narrowly missed hitting his head with the hammer.

A citizen in the area began to intervene at which time Brooks fled the area on foot.  A short time later, officers located and arrested Brooks.  Brooks, who is also on PRCS probation for robbery, was booked into the Shasta County Jail for assault with a deadly weapon and criminal threats.

Patrick Brooks

 

Contact:         Sergeant Mike Wood #316

Redding Police Department

                        530-225-4200

Reviewed:      Sergeant Ron Icely

 

 

Missing Person – Update

NEWS RELEASE

 05/13/2016      6:00 a.m.

CASE# 16-33250

On May 13th 2016, at around 4:17 a.m., Julius Lane returned to his residence on his own. Lane had been previously reported as a missing person by his family after he walked away from his residence and did not return. As always, the Redding Police Department would like to thank the public for their assistance in this investigation.

 

Contact:         Sergeant Chris Smyrnos

ID# 312

Redding Police Department

                        530-225-4200

Reviewed:      Corporal Brian Cole / ID# 329