Anderson Probation compliance sweep nets five

ANDERSON, Calif. — Authorities in Anderson arrested five subjects during a coordinated probation compliance sweep conducted throughout the City of Anderson on Tuesday, May 11.


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The Anderson Police Department’s Problem Oriented Police Unit (POP) along with the Shasta County Probation Department conducted yesterday’s probation compliance sweep, fanning out to different locations throughout the city during their operation.

The day-long sweep was just one of many such probation compliance operations that the department’s POP team will conduct this year, according to APD officials.

Five people were arrested for failing to adhere to the conditions of their probation during a coordinated probation compliance sweep in Anderson yesterday. APD photos (Photos in no particular order)

The following arrests were made during the operation:

  • Gary Wayne Mitts (55 years old of Anderson) was arrested for elder abuse, maintaining a residence for narcotic sales/use, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Anthony Martin Shepard (55 years old of Anderson) was arrested for possession of methamphetamine for sales and maintaining a residence for narcotic sales/use.
  • Curtis William Palmer (55 years old of Redding) was arrested for a felony arrest warrant, a misdemeanor arrest warrant, and possession of methamphetamine.
  • Devin Lee Chandler (44 years old of Redding) was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Joshua Michael Elvers (32 years old of Anderson) was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a fixed blade knife over 2”, which violates the terms of his Post Release Community Supervision.


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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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