Targeted enforcement operation in Redding yields 21 arrests

REDDING, Calif., — Authorities say a targeted enforcement operation in the Cypress Avenue and Hilltop Drive corridor in Redding led to the arrest of nearly two dozen people Friday evening, Jan. 28.

The operation was in response to ongoing citizen and business owner complaints of crime, blight, open drug use, aggressive panhandling, and other quality of life issues in the area, according to officials.


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At the beginning of Friday’s operation, officers in patrol vehicles, on bicycles, and on foot fanned out throughout the targeted area and began contacting people believed to be engaged in criminal activities or to have warrants, according to Redding Police Department.

Redding police officers participating in a targeted enforcement sweep Friday night are seen contacting subjects found in the area where the operation was conducted. Redding PD photo

By the end of the evening’s operation officers had contacted 53 subjects, resulting in three infraction violations, fourteen on-view misdemeanor arrests, three misdemeanor warrant arrests, and four felony warrant arrests.

“We thank the citizens who stopped to thank our officers for their efforts and encourage community members to continue to report suspicious and illegal activity to the Redding Police Department,” officials said after the successful operation.

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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.