Wanted Red Bluff felon arrested with weapons, ammo, narcotics at homeless encampment behind Sacred Heart School

RED BLUFF, Calif., — Authorities say a felon on probation was arrested at a homeless encampment in a wooded area to the west of the Sacred Heart School in Red Bluff after he was found to be in possession of two rifles, ammunition, a stun gun-type device, methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia late Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 16.


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City of Red Bluff police officers were conducting extra foot patrol in the wooded area near the private school’s Monroe Street campus at around 4:30 p.m. when they happened upon a homeless encampment within the wooded area behind the school, officials later reported.

Christopher Fackrell was arrested at a Red Bluff homeless encampment in a wooded area near the Sacred Heart School after he was found with firearms, ammo, and narcotics yesterday afternoon. Red Bluff PD (main image), Tehama County Sheriff’s booking photo (inset image).

While checking the encampment, officers observed a vehicle, numerous tent sites and a travel trailer, where they contacted a man, later identified as 40-year-old Christopher Calvin Fackrell.

Officers determined Fackrell was a felon on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) with an outstanding warrant and were able to observe suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and two rifles located in plain view within the trailer.

Officers requested Tehama County Probation officers respond to the scene where probation officers confirmed the trailer belonged to Fackrell and was subject to search due to the terms of his PRCS probation.

During a subsequent search of the trailer, officers located and seized two firearms – one of which had its serial number ground off and removed, approximately 70 rounds of ammunition, a stun gun device, methamphetamine, and methamphetamine smoking devices.

As a convicted felon Fackrell is prohibited from possessing the items and he was arrested at the scene.

He was later booked into the Tehama County Jail on suspicion of being a felon and addict in possession of firearms, being a prohibited person in possession of ammunition, altering and/or removing identification marks from a firearm, possession of a controlled substance while armed with a loaded firearm, being a felon in possession of a stun gun, and violation of PRCS probation. He was also booked on his outstanding traffic-related warrant.

Online jail records indicate he remains in custody in lieu of $15,000 bail or bond.


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Anyone with further information about this investigation or arrest is encouraged to contact Red Bluff PD at (530) 527-3131. Callers can refer to incident file number 22-559 and can remain anonymous.

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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.