REDDING: Subject in stolen car eludes deputies during high-speed pursuit

REDDING — Officials are searching for a person who managed to elude deputies in a stolen car during a high-speed vehicle pursuit, late Monday evening, Oct. 30. Despite the assistance of a California Highway Patrol helicopter, the subject was not located.

Deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office spotted the stolen vehicle, described as a red Honda sedan, about 11:20 p.m., traveling eastbound on S. Bonnyview Road in Redding.

When deputies attempted to stop the vehicle the driver, who has not been identified, refused to yield to the deputies lights and sirens and accelerated away at a high rate of speed, at which time deputies initiated a vehicle pursuit.

During the chase, the unidentified driver fled in an extremely reckless manner, without regard for the safety of other citizens or pursuing officers.

The pursuit continued east onto Churn Creek Road and then northbound on Alta Mesa Drive, where pursuing deputies eventually lost sight of the sedan.

With assistance from a CHP helicopter, officials located the vehicle in front of a gated residence at the dead-end of Marlene Avenue in Redding.

After locating the vehicle, deputies determined the car had been reported stolen. A An Oregon license plate affixed to the vehicle had been stolen off another vehicle.

Deputies are investigating the incident and their investigation is active and ongoing.


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Trevor Montgomery, who recently moved from Riverside County to Shasta County, runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for Riverside County based newspapers Valley News, The Valley Chronicle and Anza Valley Outlook as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident.

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center and Lake Elsinore Station, along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 27 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 14 grandchildren.