Found with meth in stolen car, Anderson probationer arrested

ANDERSON, Calif. — Authorities say an Anderson probationer found inside a stolen vehicle while in possession of methamphetamine was arrested Saturday evening, Oct. 24. 


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Saturday night’s arrest happened after an Anderson police officer spotted a vehicle parked in the brush near a closed business in the 2000 block of Balls Ferry Rd.

Melissa Pollard was arrested after she was found in a stolen car while in possession of methamphetamine in Anderson. APD photos

Upon closer inspection the officer saw the vehicle was occupied by a woman, since identified as Melissa Pollard, 41, of Anderson.

After conducting a records check that revealed the car had been reported stolen, the officer arrested Pollard without incident.

Pollard was booked into Shasta County Jail in Redding on suspicion of possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of methamphetamine and violation of probation.

Online jail records this morning indicated she has since been released and is no longer in custody.


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Trevor Montgomery, 49, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta 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. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s 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 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.