Oregon man arrested after stealing county-owned backhoe in Yreka, crashing through barricade

YREKA, Calif., — Authorities say an Oregon man was arrested after a wild incident involving a stolen county-owned CAT backhoe, which he commandeered from the Siskiyou County Service Yard on Sharps Road in Yreka Thursday afternoon, Jan. 13. The alleged suspect was eventually dragged from the stolen piece of construction equipment by a witness and Yreka police officer, after ramming […]

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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. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: […]

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Multi-agency, 100+ mph pursuit of Mt. Shasta burglary suspects ends with crash of stolen vehicle in Yreka

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif., — Authorities say a dangerous high-speed pursuit of a stolen vehicle seen fleeing from a Mt. Shasta vehicle burglary ended when the fleeing suspects crashed in Yreka early this morning, Monday, Jan. 3. Two men were arrested after the county-wide chase and more than $1,000 in stolen property was later returned to the victim of the burglary that […]

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Working at scene of jackknifed big rig near Mt. Shasta, CHP officer’s vehicle struck from behind

MT. SHASTA, Calif., — A CHP officer was lucky to escape serious injuries after a motorist plowed into the back of his patrol vehicle Tuesday, Dec. 28.  The officer had been investigating an earlier reported crash involving a big rig that had jackknifed while traveling along the southbound I-5 near Mt. Shasta, according to CalTrans District 2. LEADING THE SCNS […]

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Search continuing for hit and run driver who fled Mountain Gate collision

MOUNTAIN GATE, Calif., — Frustrated after learning that multiple people witnessed her husband’s SUV being struck by a driver who then fled the scene last Wednesday evening, a Redding woman who turned to social media for information about the hit and run driver spoke with SCNS today about the incident. Surveillance video that captured multiple angles of the hit and […]

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Mt. Shasta PD releases details of five recent arrests

As compiled from Mt. Shasta PD/Facebook MT. SHASTA, Calif., — Mt. Shasta Police Department reports that over the last two weeks, from Nov. 27 through Dec. 11, officers responded to 364 calls for service that resulted in twenty-one new cases and five arrests. Comparatively, during the prior two-week period the department responded to 362 calls for service that resulted in […]

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Eight recent Mt. Shasta arrests include grand theft, weapons and parole violations

As compiled from Mt. Shasta PD/Facebook MT. SHASTA, Calif., — Mt. Shasta Police Department reports that over the last two weeks, from Nov. 13 through Nov. 26, officers responded to 362 calls for service that resulted in twenty-one new cases and eight arrests. Comparatively, during the prior two-week period the department responded to 286 calls for service that resulted in seventeen […]

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Public’s help sought identifying alleged Mt. Shasta thief

MT. SHASTA, Calif., — Officials are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of stealing property from a Mt. Shasta business Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 1. The theft occurred at the Mt. Shasta Do it Best Hardware at 128 Morgan Way, according to officials. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: Anderson Walmart theft leads to local man’s arrest K-9 sniffs out […]

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Video shows dramatic Thanksgiving day rescue of hiker stranded at Castle Crags State Park

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif., — A woman who became stranded while hiking in Castle Crags State Park has a lot to be thankful for after she was airlifted back to safety on Thanksgiving day, Thursday, Nov. 25. Dramatic footage of the rescue filmed from the CHP rescue chopper, (which can be viewed here), was later shared to social media. LEADING THE […]

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MSPD News Briefs: Eight recent Mt. Shasta arrests – New officer hits the streets

MT. SHASTA, Calif., — Mt. Shasta Police Department reports that over the last two weeks, from Oct. 31 through Nov. 12, officers responded to 286 calls for service that resulted in seventeen new cases and eight arrests. Comparatively, during the prior two-week period the department responded to 270 calls for service that resulted in nineteen new cases and six arrests, […]

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