DUI Driver involved in Traffic collision with Redding Fire Department Engine

 

NEWS RELEASE

December 3rd, 2016          5:30 a.m.

16-85657

On December 2nd, 2016, at 5:19 pm, Engine 2 of the Redding Fire Department was dispatched to a medical emergency within the City of Redding.  RFD Engineer Mike Hamm was driving Engine 2 with the lights and siren activated traveling east on Placer Street attempting to turn north on Olive Avenue.  Upon completing the turn, Engine 2 was struck in the right rear bumper by a Toyota Tacoma truck being driven by Steven Michael Uribe, 48 years of Redding.  Uribe was in the number 1 lane of west bound Placer Street at the time of the collision.

Uribe failed to stop at the scene of the collision and fled in his vehicle continuing west on Placer Street.  Redding Fire Department personnel followed Uribe and provided updated location information to Redding Police officers who were responding to investigate the collision.  Officers located Uribe at Placer Street and Buenaventura Boulevard and conducted an enforcement stop.  Uribe initially yielded but then continued to flee west on Placer Street.  Uribe drove to his residence where he was taken into custody without further incident.

An investigation revealed Uribe was driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision.  Uribe was arrested for failing to yield, hit and run, resisting arrest, driving under the influence of alcohol and driving under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol content of .08% and above.  He was booked into the Shasta County Jail without incident.   

Contact: Corporal Danny Smetak #323

Redding Police Department

530-225-4200

Reviewed: Sergeant Chris Smyrnos #312

 

Attempted Robbery

NEWS RELEASE

12/01/2016 10:25 p.m.

CASE# 16-85370

On today’s date, at about 2:13 p.m., SHASCOM received a call regarding a suspicious subject walking in the area of Alta Mesa Lane and Hartnell Avenue wearing a clown mask. Officer Joe Labbe arrived in the area and observed the subject with the clown mask and a second subject walking towards the Circle K convenience store located at 2245 Hartnell Avenue. Contact was made with Sarn Choy Saechao, 34 years of Redding, and the subject wearing the mask continued walking and went inside the Circle K.

Officer Joe Labbe contacted the suspicious subject inside the store. He was no longer wearing the mask and lied about his identity. He was later identified as Daniel Rodriguez, 32 years of Redding. Rodriguez was found to be in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine and narcotic paraphernalia. He was taken into custody and a search was conducted inside the store where Rodriguez had been. Officer Joe Labbe located the clown mask that Rodriguez had been wearing. The clown mask had been stashed and with it was a loaded firearm.

The investigation revealed that Saechao and Rodriguez had conspired to commit armed robbery at the Circle K convenience store. The unidentified citizen that recognized the suspicious nature of Rodriguez’ activity immediately contacted the authorities, and in all likelihood, prevented an armed robbery from occurring. This action, coupled with Officer Joe Labbe’s quick response, is a testament to the citizens of this city and the Redding Police Department working in partnership with one another to safeguard our community.

Rodriguez was booked into the Shasta County Jail on charges of attempted robbery, conspiracy, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of illicit narcotics while in possession of a firearm, false information to a peace officer, and multiple outstanding warrants. Saechao was also booked for attempted robbery, conspiracy, and felon in possession of a firearm.

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Daniel Rodriguez

 

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Sarn Choy Saechao

Contact: Sergeant Ron Icely #305
Redding Police Department
(530) 225-4200
Reviewed: Officer Joe Labbe #106

Town Hall Meeting

NEWS RELEASE

DATE: November 29, 2016 TIME 1250

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

REMINDER

Redding Police Chief Robert Paoletti will hold his quarterly Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 beginning at 6 p.m. at Redding City Hall, Council Chambers, 777 Cypress Avenue. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

Citizens, business members and community leaders are encouraged to attend. For those who are unable to attend in person, RPD will live stream the event live on the RPD Facebook page, and it will remain available there for future viewing.

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Contact: Robert F. Paoletti, Chief
ID#601
Redding Police Department
530-225-4211
Reviewed: Reviewer Paoletti
ID #601

2016 Lighted Christmas Parade

NEWS RELEASE

November 29th, 2016 1:00 pm

The 35th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade will be held in the downtown area of Redding on Saturday December 3, 2016. The parade will begin at 6:00 pm and is expected to conclude at 9:00 pm. In preparation for the event, road closures for the parade route will begin at 5:00 pm. All road closures will re-open at the conclusion of the event.

Staging Area Closures:
Staging areas for the parade floats will include the following streets. These streets will be closed at 3:00 pm and re-open at the conclusion of the parade.

• Oregon St. between Yuba St. and Shasta St.
• Butte St. between Court St. and Oregon St.
• Tehama St. between Court St. and California St.
• California St. between Shasta St. and Tehama St.

Parade Route:
The Parade will begin at California St. and Tehama St. The parade will travel south on California Street, turn east on Sacramento Street , north on Pine and east on Yuba Street. The parade will end at East Street.

NO PARKING IS ALLOWED ON THE PARADE ROUTE. THE ROUTE WILL BE POSTED AS A NO PARKING ZONE SEVERAL DAYS PRIOR TO THE PARADE. ANY VEHICLES PARKED IN THE PARADE ROUTE MUST BE MOVED PRIOR TO 3:00PM ON SATURDAY DECEMBER 3rd, 2016 OR THEY WILL BE TOWED.

Parade Route Detours:
Motorist traveling into the downtown area will be detoured onto East Street, Court Street, South Street and Shasta Street.

Temporary Stop Signs:
Temporary stop signs will be placed at the intersection of Yuba Street at East Street. This will make the intersection a four way stop.

Parking:
The downtown mall parking structure will have limited parking and will close once it is full. Parking will not be allowed on the parade route or in the staging areas. As a reminder RV’s will not fit in the lower level of the parking structure.

Alcohol Possession:
As a reminder the Redding Municipal Code prohibits open alcoholic beverage containers in public. This includes the parade route.

THE REDDING POLICE DEPARTMENT ENCOURAGES ALL DRIVERS IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA TO BE ALERT AND DRIVE SAFELY.

Contact: Ofc. Bryan Cowan #147
RPD Traffic Specialist
(530)225-4005

Shots Fired at RPD Officers 16-84416

NEWS RELEASE

November 27th, 2016          3:45 A.M.

Redding Police Case 16-84416

Shasta County District Attorney Case 16GC1541

On Saturday, November 26th, 2016, at approximately 8:06 P.M., Redding Police Officers responded to a reported suspicious vehicle in the Gold Hills neighborhood in north Redding.  The reporting party said an unfamiliar car was parked in their driveway and subjects were getting in and out of the vehicle.

Officers arrived in the area at approximately 8:19 P.M., and began checking for the suspicious car.  A vehicle matching the description provided was located in the 1800 block of Gold Hills Drive.  As officers attempted to stop the vehicle it suddenly pulled into a residential driveway.  Officers were approaching the vehicle and making contact with the male driver when multiple shots were fired from inside the car.

The suspect then exited his vehicle, laid down on the ground, and took his own life.  Officers on scene never fired their weapons.  Investigation thus far has revealed the suspect made statements to family indicating he planned on taking his life if contacted by law enforcement.

This incident is being investigated subject to the Shasta County Multi-Agency Officer Involved Critical Incident Protocol.  The Shasta County District Attorney’s Office is the primary investigating agency.

No officers were injured during the incident.  A bullet fired by the suspect struck a residence in the 1800 block of Gold Hills Drive; however, the residence was not occupied.

The identity of the suspect is being withheld pending notification of family.

Contact: Sergeant Todd Cogle #301

Redding Police Department

530-225-4200

Reviewed: Smetak #323

Redding Inn Stabbing

NEWS RELEASE

11/26/2016 11:00 a.m.

CASE# 16-84309

On November 26th, 2016, at around 8:02 a.m., officers from the Redding Police Department responded to the Redding Inn at 2010 Pine Street for a reported stabbing. Upon arrival, officers located Lucus Berkel (28 years, of Redding) with a non-life-threatening stab wound to his lower back. Berkel told officers he had been sleeping inside a motel room at the shuttered Redding Inn. For an unknown reason, the suspect entered the motel room and stabbed Berkel while Berkel was lying in bed. The suspect fled on foot northbound from the location. Berkel was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injury.

The suspect is described as a white male adult who was last seen wearing black pants, a black hoodie and a backpack. The suspect is known as “KJ” on the street; however his true identity is unknown at this time.

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

Contact: Sergeant Chris Smyrnos
ID# 312
Redding Police Department
530-225-4200
Reviewed: Officer Dave Chapman / ID# 124

Town Hall Meeting

POLICE DEPARTMENT

Robert F. Paoletti, Chief of Police

530.225.4200

530.225.4553 FAX

 

NEWS RELEASE

 

DATE: November 23, 2016         TIME  0800

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Redding Police Chief Robert Paoletti will hold his quarterly Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 beginning at 6 p.m. at Redding City Hall, Council Chambers, 777 Cypress Avenue. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

 

Citizens, business members and community leaders are encouraged to attend. For those who are unable to attend in person, RPD will live stream the event live on the RPD Facebook page and it will remain available there for future viewing.

 

Contact:         Robert F. Paoletti, Chief

ID#601

Redding Police Department

                         530-225-4211

Reviewed:    Reviewer Paoletti

                        ID #601

 

 

 

 

 

Homicide Yogi Ct Update/Arrest

POLICE DEPARTMENT

Robert F. Paoletti, Chief of Police

530.225.4200

530.225.4553 FAX

 

NEWS RELEASE

11/22/16                   5:40 p.m.

 

****UPDATE CASE # 16-83069****

 

On November 20, 2016, at 11:16 a.m. the Redding Police Officers responded to a residence in the 1100 block of Yogi Ct. on a report of a stabbing that had just occurred.   Upon arrival Officers located the victim of the stabbing and determined that he had succumbed to his injuries. The Redding Police Department Investigations Division responded and a homicide investigation was opened. Since that time the Redding Police Department Investigations Division has continued the investigation into the fatal stabbing.

On November 22, 2016, at 2:26 p.m. the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on Dry Creek Road and Highway 299 on a vehicle they had information suspect Corey Leon Willyard was in. During the traffic stop Willyard, was located in the vehicle and taken into custody without incident. Willyard was transported to the Redding Police Department Investigations Division.

Willyard was arrested and booked into the Shasta County Jail for murder, burglary and vehicle theft.   The Redding Police Department Investigations Division is still asking for anyone with information regarding this case to contact the Redding Police Department at (530)225-4214.

 

 

Contact:         Sgt. Jon Poletski  ID# 310

Redding Police Department

                         530-225-4214

Reviewed:      Inv. Brian Torum #149

 

Armed Suspect SR 273

POLICE DEPARTMENT

Robert F. Paoletti, Chief of Police

530.225.4200

530.225.4553 FAX

 

NEWS RELEASE

 

November 22, 2016         4:40 PM

CASE# 16-83526

 

This afternoon, several citizens called 9-1-1 and reported an unknown person armed with a handgun was walking in and out of traffic near State Route 273 and Clear Creek Road. Several Redding police officers responded to the area along with the California Highway Patrol helicopter.

 

Prior to officer’s arrival, citizens observed the subject walk into the Clear Creek Mobile home park located at 6970 Westside Road. Shascom used the Community Notification System to alert local residents of the situation for their safety. Officers began an extensive search of the area inside of the trailer park attempting to locate the suspect. We were ultimately unable to locate the suspect.

 

The investigation is continuing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Redding Police Department at (530) 225-4200.

 

Contact:         Cpl. Levi Solada ID# 328

Redding Police Department

                        530-225-4200

Reviewed:      Lt. Schueller #611

 

 

 

 

 

Homicide Victim’s Name Released

POLICE DEPARTMENT

Robert F. Paoletti, Chief of Police

530.225.4200

530.225.4553 FAX

 

NEWS RELEASE

 

11/22/16                   12:30 p.m.

 

****UPDATE CASE # 16-83069****

 

 

On November 20, 2016, at 11:16 a.m. the Redding Police Officers responded to a residence in the 1100 block of Yogi Ct. on a report of a stabbing that had just occurred.   Upon arrival Officers located the victim of the stabbing and determined that he had succumb to his injuries. The Redding Police Department Investigations Division responded and a homicide investigation was opened. Since that time the Redding Police Department Investigations Division has continued the investigation into the fatal stabbing.

The identity of the victim was not intitally released until next of kin could be notified. The Redding Police Department Investigations Division would like to release the name of the victim at this time. The victim has been identified as Cody Anthony Graham, 27 years of Redding. (See attached photo of Victim Graham)

The suspect is still outstanding. The Redding Police Department Investigations Division is still asking for anyone with information regarding this case or the whereabouts of Corey Leon Willyard, 26 years of Redding, to contact the Redding Police Department at (530)225-4214.

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Contact:         Sgt. Jon Poletski       

ID# 310

Redding Police Department

                        530-225-4214

Reviewed:      Inv. Brian Torum #149