Search warrant after investigation yields arrest, guns

Search warrant after investigation yields arrest, guns
Photo: Anthony Wagner and confiscated guns

A combined effort from several law enforcement agencies in an investigation led to an arrest and the confiscation of multiple firearms per this press release issued by the Red Bluff Police Department.

“On 12/4/2019, law enforcement with the Tehama County District Attorney Bureau of Investigation, the Red Bluff Police Department, and the Tehama County Sheriff’s Department served a search warrant at Statix motorcycle repair shop in the 1000 block of Madison Street in Red Bluff. The search warrant was part of a joint investigation by District Attorney Investigators and Red Bluff Police into an ongoing embezzlement of motorcycles, ATV’s, and parts.

Investigators located four complete stolen bikes and several other parts. All items were identified by the victims and released to them pending criminal charges.

While searching for items, investigators found (2) assault weapons, (4) rifles, (2) shotguns, and (5) handguns at the location. The owner of the business was present and identified as Anthony Wagner of Red Bluff. Investigators arrested Wagner on felony assault weapon charges for the two assault weapons. Additionally, Wagner had an active restraining order, which under California law prohibits a person from possessing firearms during the time period of the restraining order. Wagner was also arrested on charges of possessing firearms while being a restrained person. Wagner is an active member of a criminal organization defined as a gang making the misdemeanor charge of possession of firearms by a restrained person a felony.

The investigation into embezzled/stolen motorcycles, ATV’s, and parts is on-going. If anyone is a possible victim or knows a possible victim, please contact District Attorney Investigator Kevin Hale at (530) 529-3590.”

Search warrant after investigation yields arrest, guns was last modified: December 11th, 2019 by admin
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