Copper Thieves Caught and Booked for 500 lb of Batteries

REDDING – On April 27, officers acquired knowledge of a Redding man, 33-year-old Jacob Cassidy, selling 562 lb worth of batteries to Northstate Recycling.  The information was obtained through a newly invoked e-mail group called “Recycle Crimes” consisting of recycle businesses and local law enforcement officials within the City of Redding.

batteries

Cassidy was contacted and held on the 30th of April at approximately 1:00 p.m. caught red-handed trying to sell copper wire.  On scene, Cassidy’s accomplice, 36-year-old Derwood Donaldson of Redding, attempted to evade officers in his vehicle.  On Westside Rd. and Westwood Ave., a traffic stop was conducted to stop Donaldson from fleeing.  He had an outstanding felony warrant for drug possession and was immediately arrested.

Officers were dispatched to Cassidy’s home at 2558 Wyndham Ln. to perform a probation investigation.  Police communicated with 27-year-old Amanda Jenkins of Redding on the premises.  The investigation manifested stolen property- including a boat motor and multiple chainsaws.  In addition, investigators uncovered drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Cassidy, Donaldson and Jenkins were transferred to the Investigations Division for further questioning.  Police concluded that the 562 lb in batteries had been filched from a Tullis Construction trailer on I-5 near Sunset Hills Dr.

Northstate Recycling, Redding

Donaldson was booked into the Shasta County Jail on his outstanding warrant, buying/receiving copper used by a public utility service and criminal conspiracy. Cassidy was booked into the Shasta County Jail for  buying/receiving copper wire used by a public utility service, criminal conspiracy, drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Jenkins was booked for drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact Sgt. Brian Barner in the Investigations Divisions at the City of Redding Police Department at (530) 225-4214.

Read more:

Redding.com: Police arrest suspects connected to theft of more than 500 pounds of batteries

KCRTV.com: Three Arrested After Hundreds of Batteries Stolen and Sold to Northstate Recycling

Copper Thieves Caught and Booked for 500 lb of Batteries was last modified: January 14th, 2019 by admin
Categories: Shasta
Tags: burglary