Shotgun blast from Anderson resident protecting his family ends violent crime spree and felon’s life

ANDERSON, Calif., — Authorities say a convicted felon with a criminal history that included arrests for stalking, making criminal threats, violating a domestic violence restraining order, drug possession, resisting arrest and other crimes has died after being shot by a resident whose home the suspect was repeatedly ramming with his vehicle Sunday evening, June 19. The shooting ended a violent crime […]

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Matt Pontes, former Shasta County CEO, tapped as SPI’s first Director of Wildfire and Fuels Management

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif., — Matt Pontes, who announced last month that he was resigning as Shasta County CEO, and timber titan Sierra Pacific Industries announced over the weekend that Pontes will become Sierra Pacific Industries’ (SPI) first Director of Wildfire and Fuels Management. Sierra Pacific Industries is a third-generation, family-owned forest products company based in Anderson, California, and the company […]

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Redding traffic stop leads to seizure of firearms, thousands of rounds of ammo – Anderson man arrested

REDDING, Calif., — Authorities say an Anderson man was arrested after a traffic stop in Redding led to the discovery of a small cache of firearms and several thousand rounds of live ammunition Friday afternoon, June 10. SEE OTHER RECENT SCNS HEADLINE NEWS: Shasta Lake motorcyclist captured after fleeing from Redding officers Reported missing while gold panning, Oregon man, 81, […]

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Shasta Lake motorcyclist captured after fleeing from Redding officers

REDDING, Calif., — Authorities say a motorcyclist and wanted felon who fled from officers was arrested after abandoning his motorcycle near the Redding Civic Auditorium and fleeing on foot Thursday evening, June 2. The dangerous high-speed pursuit, which hit speeds in excess of 100 mph and covered a distance of approximately seven miles, began in the north Anderson area of […]

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Wanted on multiple warrants, felon nabbed in Redding after dangerous, multi-agency pursuit that began in Anderson

ANDERSON, Calif., — Authorities say a wanted felon was apprehended at the end of a dangerous, multi-agency vehicle pursuit that began in Anderson and ended at the Mount Shasta Mall in Redding yesterday, Monday, May 30. Although the car chase ended at the mall when the man continued fleeing on foot, leaving five dogs behind in his abandoned vehicle, he […]

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Arcata man who attempted to injure Anderson officer with fifteen-pound metal pipe arrested

ANDERSON, Calif., — Authorities say a man who was allegedly seen throwing rocks and other objects at passing vehicles and later threw a large metal pipe at a responding officer was taken into custody Tuesday morning, May 24. No citizens or officers were injured as a result of the violent encounter, which began in the area of Highway 273 and […]

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Second search warrant at Anderson “known drug house” leads to woman’s second arrest in weeks

ANDERSON, Calif., — Authorities say an Anderson resident was arrested for the second time in as many months after officers served a second drug sales-related search warrant at the woman’s Solomon Peak residence Friday, May 6. The woman, 41-year-old Michelle Lyn Orrico, was also arrested last month after a similar search warrant was served at her home, described as a […]

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Wanted by US Marshals, Shasta Lake fugitive from justice arrested after Anderson pursuit and crash

ANDERSON, Calif., — Authorities say a felon who was wanted by the US Marshal’s Medford, Oregon Office was arrested after fleeing from officers in Anderson Saturday evening, May 7. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: Felon on probation caught burglarizing Shasta Lake business surrenders to K-9 Fritz Red Bluff traffic stop yields 32g of Fentanyl – Wanted felon and companion arrested Pickaxe-wielding […]

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Felon on probation caught burglarizing Shasta Lake business surrenders to K-9 Fritz

CITY OF SHASTA LAKE, Calif., — Authorities say a knife-wielding felon who was already on probation for weapons violations was arrested after a brief armed standoff after being caught burglarizing a City of Shasta Lale business early Sunday morning, May 8. The business where the attempted burglary occurred, Dan’s Optical, located at 4624 Shasta Dam Boulevard, sustained thousands of dollars […]

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Body discovered on walking trail near ACID Canal in Redding

REDDING, Calif., — Authorities have confirmed that the body of a deceased man was found along a walking trail near the Anderson Cottonwood Irrigation District (ACID) Canal in Redding Friday, April 8. Friday’s discovery marked the second time that a body was found in or near a Shasta County waterway this week, after another body was found floating in the […]

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