Citizens aid in apprehensions after vehicle pursuit

REDDING, Calif. — Authorities are crediting citizens with helping to apprehend a man and woman who led officers on a vehicle pursuit before attempting to hide inside a Redding Lowes Saturday afternoon, March 13. 


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Redding police officers were on patrol in the area of Hartnell Avenue and Alfreda Way when they spotted a 2020 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup that had been reported stolen.

“Upon seeing the marked patrol vehicle, the pickup fled northbound on Reservoir Lane towards East Cypress Avenue,” Redding PD later said of the incident and arrests.

With citizens’ help, Candice Brun and Patrick Brooks were arrested after leading Redding officers on a pursuit and then hiding inside a Lowes business. RPD photos

“While searching the area of East Cypress Avenue, citizens began reporting a Dodge Ram pickup that had fled into the parking lot of Lowes attempting to hide from patrol officers,” RPD explained; adding that the man and woman were seen running into the store.

“Citizens provided officers with descriptions of the fleeing occupants and assisted in identifying the occupants once they were detained inside the store,” officials continued.

Officers identified Candice Brun, 40, of Redding, as the driver of the stolen vehicle and she was arrested for theft of a motor vehicle and possession of stolen property.

Patrick Brooks, 31, of Redding, who was found to have an airsoft pistol in his waistband, was arrested for a parole violation and drug possession.

Although the pair was booked into Shasta County Jail in Redding, online jail records indicate both have been released and are 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 (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County-based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

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.

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