Motorcyclist nabbed after Redding pursuit ends in Shasta Lake

REDDING, Calif., — Authorities say a motorcycle pursuit that began in Redding resulted in the arrest of a man after he fled to and hid inside a Shasta Lake residence Thursday afternoon, Oct. 28. The ground pursuit, which was eventually handed over to a CHP aircraft, traveled around ten miles before the motorcyclist was apprehended at a home on Parker Street in Shasta Lake.


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Thursday’s pursuit began around 3:30 p.m. when a CHP – Redding area patrol officer observed a speeding motorcyclist riding a black motorcycle in the area of Iron Mountain and Keswick Dam roads and attempted to conduct a traffic enforcement stop, CHP – Northern Division Air Operations has since reported.

Despite the officer’s lights and sirens the motorcyclist refused to stop and sped away from the officer.

A motorcyclist who fled from CHP on Thursday was arrested when he fled to a Shasta Lake City residence on Parker Street where he attempted to hide. CHP – Northern Division Air Ops photo

As the pursuit continued at high speed toward downtown Redding, CHP’s Air 13 was launched to the area to assist from overhead. The fixed-wing aircraft soon joined the chase, just as the motorcyclist was turning from Quartz Hill Road to northbound Market Street.

With the aviation crew now overhead and prepared to take over the pursuit, CHP ground units backed out of the chase and allowed their agency’s plane to assume the pursuit; which continued onto Interstate 5 and eventually traveled to a private residence in Shasta Lake City.

Perhaps not realizing he was being followed from above, the motorcyclist pulled his motorcycle into a garage and shut the door behind him.

Already alerted to the pursuit, and advised that the chase was entering their jurisdiction, Shasta County sheriff’s deputies quickly converged on the residence and established a perimeter around the home.

A short time later the motorcyclist, whose name was not released, exited the home and was taken into custody without further incident.

No injuries or property damage resulted from the pursuit, according to officials.

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Trevor Montgomery, 50, 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.