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  • 2 arrested in enforcement of new marijuana growing rules

    Published On: Mar 06 2015 10:35:41 AM CST   Updated On: Mar 06 2015 10:38:46 AM CST
    OROVILLE, Calif. -

    The recently expanded Butte County Code Enforcement unit made a marijuana bust in Oroville.  It's one of the unit's first actions to enforce new restrictions on medical marijuana under Measure A.
    On Wednesday Butte County Code Enforcement responded to a complaint about a property in the 100 block of Viewcrest Drive in Oroville.

    An inspection warrant had been issued to further investigate Measure A violations on the property. Measure A limits the size of grows on properties in unincorporated areas of Butte County.

    During the inspection, code enforcement officers said they discovered a large indoor growing operation. Code enforcement officers requested assistance from the Sheriff's Special Enforcement Unit (SEU) due to the possible criminal activity.

    After securing a search warrant, the SEU Detectives searched the property and residence.  They said they found 114 growing marijuana plants in two separate greenhouses, 137 growing marijuana plants in the residence, and 318 marijuana cuttings. Detectives also located 5 grams of hash oil, and 22 pounds of processed marijuana bud/shake and bud on stem in the residence. An additional 16 pounds of processed marijuana was found hidden on the property.

    The residents Travis Greer, 26, and Samuel Betts,  29, both of Oregon, were arrested for cultivation of marijuana and possession of marijuana for sale. Travis Greer faces an added charge of maintaining a residence for the sale of marijuana.  

    They were both transported to the Butte County Jail with bail set at $125,000.00 for Greer and $100,000.00 for Betts.

  • Police: Wrong-way driver's BAC above legal limit

    Published On: Mar 06 2015 09:14:24 AM CST
    REDDING, Calif. -

    A Redding man was arrested after allegedly driving the wrong way down the street and crashing into another car before hitting a building. It happened around 10:30 p.m. Thursday on South Market Street, just north of Angelo Avenue.

    Police say Bruce Madrid, 34, had just left Safeway in his Chevy Suburban when he started driving southbound in the northbound lanes of Pine Street. He then allegedly kept going the wrong way on South Market Street.

    That's when he collided head-on with a Buick Lacrosse, driven by Erin Riley, 26, of Redding. Madrid's Suburban then swerved off the road and into the window of Factory Flooring Outlet.

    Riley sustained minor injuries, including cuts on her wrists and ankles. She was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

    Police say Madrid had a blood-alcohol level above .08 percent. He was arrested for two felonies, including driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury. He was  taken to the hospital for medical clearance.

  • RPD looking for man cashing fake checks, using stolen ID

    Published On: Mar 05 2015 12:29:37 PM CST   Updated On: Mar 05 2015 12:29:00 PM CST
    REDDING, Calif. -

    The Redding Police Department is asking the public for assistance in identifying a man who attempted to cash fraudulent checks at a Redding bank.

    According to officials, the suspect also attempted to open an account with a stolen ID.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Harney at 225-4214

  • Private company cleans up river-front transient camps

    Published On: Mar 05 2015 01:52:09 PM CST   Updated On: Mar 05 2015 03:28:58 PM CST
    Hemsted Transient Camp
    REDDING, Calif. -

    Over the last two months Easy Clean-Ups, a clean-up company in Redding, removed nine tons of debris from transient camps that ran along the Sacramento River.

    According to Redding police, one of the Sacramento River areas most affected by transient camps is the river front property below Hemsted Drive, just north of the Cypress Bridge, which is owned by Shasta Enterprises.

    The City of Redding worked with Dave Cretaro, the property manager for Shasta Enterprises, to do an extensive transient camp, debris and dump site clean-up.

    The first clean-up was in January and six tons of trash and debris was removed from the site. The second clean-up was in the first week of March where they removed three tons of trash and debris.

    Redding police said the Code Enforcement Teams will continue to patrol the property.

  • Man calls 911 to report stolen cocaine

    Published On: Mar 06 2015 12:03:56 PM CST   Updated On: Mar 06 2015 12:25:29 PM CST

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    It wasn't the resolution this Ohio man wanted when he called 911 to report his wife for stealing his cocaine. Police responded to the call and discovered he had a marijuana pipe and a warrant related to a previous court case.

    Robert D. Collins, 39, of Alliance, Ohio was arrested and charged with two misdemeanor counts alleging improper use of the 911 system and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Mercy Medical Center helps new parents "Cuddle a Reader"

    Published On: Mar 05 2015 09:20:33 PM CST
  • Teachers contracts may not be renewed, students protest

    Published On: Mar 05 2015 09:17:14 PM CST
  • New red light cameras installed in Redding

    Published On: Mar 05 2015 01:46:44 AM CST   Updated On: Mar 05 2015 01:46:49 AM CST
  • Officials celebrate completion of DMV renovations

    Published On: Mar 05 2015 07:06:33 PM CST   Updated On: Mar 04 2015 09:21:00 PM CST

    The DMV held a dedication ceremony Wednesday morning to celebrate the renovations to the 50-year-old building.

  • Redding City Council praises Good News Rescue Mission

    Published On: Mar 04 2015 09:27:20 PM CST