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  • 2 children taken into protective custody after narcotics arrest

    Published On: Feb 08 2016 01:26:28 PM CST
    REDDING, Calif. -

    Two children, ages 2 and 5, were taken into protective custody Thursday after numerous pieces of narcotics paraphernalia were found in the home they were living in.

    According to the Shasta Interagency Narcotics Task Force (SINTF), agents served a Shasta County Superior Court Search Warrant on February 4 in the 7000 block of Tucker Lane in the city of Redding.

    Officials said during the service of the search warrant agents arrested Miranda Marie Cosgrove, 29; David Richard Capelli, 32; and John Michael Capelli, 25. Agents also found two children who were both taken into protective custody by Shasta County Children and Family Services.

    Officials said during the search warrant agents found numerous pieces of narcotics paraphernalia including pieces of tin foil throughout the home that had heroin residue on them. Agent also found numerous smoking devices used for smoking heroin as well as hypodermic syringes and used packing material with heroin residue in them.

    Officials added all those items were accessible to the children that were found in the home. Agents said while interviewing the three suspects, they all admitted to using heroin at the home added that other people came to the home to use heroin as well.

    All three suspects were charged with maintaining a residence for the unlawful use of narcotics, felony child endangerment and possession of controlled substance paraphernalia. Officials said John Capelli was additionally charged with possession of marijuana and possession of heroin. All three suspects were booked into the Shasta County Jail.

  • Patrick Feaster no longer employed by Paradise Police Dept.

    Published On: Feb 08 2016 06:57:29 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 08 2016 07:17:50 PM CST
    PARADISE, Calif. -

    Patrick Feaster is no longer employed by the Paradise Police Department, according to Paradise Police Chief Gabriela Tazarri-Dineen. She added that by law, she cannot say if Feaster resigned or if he was fired.

    Feaster is the officer who it was ruled accidentally discharged a bullet into the neck of DUI suspect Andrew Thomas on the early morning hours of November 26 after Thomas crashed his vehicle on Pearson Road in Paradise killing his passenger Darien Ehorn. A few weeks later Thomas Died.

    Feaster's "accidental" discharge was not the only aspect of his conduct that's been part of an internal investigation. Eleven minutes elapsed before Feaster notified responding officers that his gun may have discharged.

    Thomas's death reopened the matter, as Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey is considering charges of manslaughter against Feaster since the passing of Thomas.

  • Property owner, neighbors reflect on 11-hour standoff

    Published On: Feb 07 2016 07:10:44 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 08 2016 09:00:58 PM CST
    CHICO, Calif. -

    A man was arrested early Monday after an 11 hour standoff with police. Edward Walcott, 30, was arrested for armed robbery.

    The incident started at 1:24 p.m. Sunday when the Money Saver gas station and convenience store at Park Avenue and 16th Street was robbed at gunpoint.

    The suspect took off and police tracked him to an apartment at 107 W. 16th Street. Police tried to call him out, but after 90 minutes, they brought in the SWAT team to help.

    People in four neighboring apartments were evacuated as a precaution. Approximately 15 people evacuated.

    The stand-off stretched into the night. Tear gas was deployed into the apartment around 12:20 a.m. Monday. Police say Walcott came out a short time later and surrendered.

    The apartment property owner, Billy Woodward, said that there are some minor damages. There are 4 broken windows. Woodward said he's not sure what kind of damage the tear gas will have on the carpet.

    Woodward's tenants waited outside for a long time before being able to be allowed back into their homes.

    "I know that the tenants would've loved to go in and drag him out but they thought he had a gun," said Woodward.

    Police said they recovered a fake gun that they believe was used in the robbery. They said they also recovered other items linking the suspect to the crime.

    Police said that Walcott was acquaintances with the tenant of Unit 4, where Walcott hid.

    "He had been there before, through somebody else who was visiting with the young lady who lives there," explained Woodward.

    Police said the standoff took 11 hours because of procedure.

  • Despite record temps El Niño is not over

    Published On: Feb 08 2016 08:58:43 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 08 2016 11:19:59 PM CST
    REDDING, Calif. -

    For the second day in a row Redding broke the record high temperature, reaching 82 degrees on Monday. The old record was 80 degrees set back in 2006.

    The latest round of spring like weather has several wondering if El Niño is now over.

    Lindsey Argueta took advantage of no school today to take her daughter to the river. That may seem cold since February is still winter, but Lindsey said that’s not the case.

    “Actually the water is feeling pretty good. I'm kind of debating if I should get in myself. This little one here she just wants to get in already. She's ready to start swimming. Redding normally gets really hot so we're enjoying it before the summer comes," said Argueta.

    John Ksenzulak was also out near the river with his wife and their two grandkids.

    "I don't think we've been out here in a month or so. Since the weather is good we're out here today," said John.

    Monday was a busy afternoon at the Sundial Bridge with several people enjoying the weather and soaking up the sun, but we’re still technically in El Niño.

    "You know what, that has been a concern for me because everyone has been speaking about global warming and just how it's been really wet and rainy one week and then all of a sudden it's nice and sunny and really warm," said Argueta.

    The difference this week is a ridge of high pressure built across California blocking any available moisture.

    "We're anxious for more weather, more rain definitely. We want to get rid of this drought," said Ksenzulak.

    The current warm spell comes as no surprise to forecasters. The climate outlook for February, March and April calls for above average temperatures.

    That severs as a reminder that El Niño does not always guarantee a wet winter, but the Climate Prediction Center kept the Northstate with above average rain through April.

    "At least we got some rain this last January to help with the drought that we've been having, so it's really good," said Argueta.

  • Neighbors on high alert after girl was grabbed by sex offender

    Published On: Feb 07 2016 08:13:32 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 07 2016 08:16:08 PM CST
    RED BLUFF, Calif. -

    Red Bluff Police were called to Vista School on Friday after Freddie Latham, 83, grabbed a girl's hand, according to police.

    Police explained the girl was able to get away and was uninjured.

    Diane Rodelo lives down the street from where a 12-year-old was grabbed.

    "It gets pretty scary when it's that close to home,"Rodelo stated. "It just makes you more cautious on watching the kids."

    Officers mentioned Latham is a registered sex offender and lived in the area. They added he has prior convictions for annoying and molesting a child under the age of 18.

    Latham was arrested and booked into the Tehama County jail.

    "I have an 11-year-old granddaughter so that's scary," Rodelo stated.

    Rodelo said children pass by her house everyday when they walk to school.

    "I keep an out eye. Even the kids I don't know, because you just never know what is around the corner," she said.

    On Sunday, Rodel's three-year-old grandson Colton Worley and her five-year-old grandson Wyatt Worley were outside playing.

    Wyatt and Colton were asked if they knew what to do if a stranger tried to take them.

    "I run away and I punch their head," Wyatt said.

    "Run....and holler," Colton noted.

    "Stranger danger," Wyatt yelled.

    Rodelo mentioned if her grand kids are outside playing she is right there with them.

    She wants to remind people to do the same.

    "Just keep an eye out on them," Rodelo said. "See where they are going or be with them if you can." 

    The Red Bluff Police Department encourages parents to talk to their children about avoiding strangers. We also recommend kids who walk to school walk with an adult or in a group. 

  • Man dies while running in Krispy Kreme Challenge

    Published On: Feb 08 2016 04:56:09 AM CST

    A North Carolina man died after complaining of chest pains during a charity run Saturday. The man was about one mile into the five-mile Krispy Kreme Challenge in Raleigh, North Carolina when he dropped out.

  • Chicago cop sues estate of teen he fatally shot

    Published On: Feb 08 2016 12:05:50 AM CST   Updated On: Feb 08 2016 09:11:50 AM CST

    A Chicago police officer who fatally shot a teen and accidentally killed a woman in the process has filed a lawsuit against the teen's estate.

  • Humboldt Bay Fire changes response to honey oil lab fires

    Published On: Feb 05 2016 01:57:52 AM CST   Updated On: Feb 05 2016 01:58:37 AM CST
  • Sex offender accused of grabbing child

    Published On: Feb 07 2016 10:40:08 PM CST
  • Over 500 pounds of meat stolen from local business

    Published On: Feb 06 2016 11:02:09 PM CST