Woman, 72, arrested after drunken and violent incident at Siskiyou Humane Society

MT. SHASTA, Calif., — Authorities say an intoxicated woman was arrested after a violent series of encounters that began at the Siskiyou County Humane Society Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 5.

The allegedly belligerent and combative woman was apprehended after an officer who responded to the reported disturbance used a Taser deployment to safely take her into custody.


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A Mt. Shasta police officer was dispatched to the Humane Society around 2 p.m. after receiving reports of an elderly woman who 911 callers said was repeatedly slamming her vehicle into the Humane Society gate and verbally and physically assaulting employees, Mt. Shasta PD has since reported.

The intoxicated woman, 72-year-old Teresa Yvonne Berryman, eventually attempted to leave the area in her vehicle, but she was stopped by the responding officer on N. Mt. Shasta Blvd.

“Berryman was uncooperative and failed the officer’s commands and began to display hostile and aggressive behavior, at which point the officer utilized a taser device,” MSPD explained.

After the successful Taser deployment, Berryman was arrested without further incident.

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She was then taken to a local hospital to be medically cleared for booking and then transported to the Siskiyou County Jail where she was booked on suspicion of felony vandalism, criminal threats, resisting arrest, and driving under the influence of alcohol.

Online jail records indicate she remains in custody in lieu of $25,000 bail or bond.

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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.