REDDING Some people just don’t take a hint, no matter how hard you try to convince them they are doing wrong. Drugs are often the catalyst for repeat offenders, and Joshua Woodrow White has been a textbook case for Shasta County law enforcement.
Back in 2009 at 19-years-old, White made his first big splash on the scene when he was arrested along with Hal Kimberly Sutherland, 22, when they accosted a pedestrian on Galaxy Way. They pulled up to a 21-year-old man in their truck, and White held a gun to him while Sutherland demanded money from the victim. Deputies and police later found them at a home on Boyle road, according to a report by Redding.com. They confiscated a replica BB handgun that was used in the holdup, along with cash, OxyContin pills, and syringes. They were both arrested for armed robbery and possession of drugs and paraphernalia. The older Sutherland was also arrested for a probation violation, and was perhaps showing his younger friend the ropes.
Joshua White was at it again this year, with at least 3 arrests. On February 18 he was arrested by Anderson Police, and charged with vandalism, possession of a narcotic or controlled substance, and giving false identification to police. With bail set at $10,000, he was scheduled to appear in court on April 4.
Then last Sunday night Redding Police received a report of a residential burglary on the 1600 block of Olive Avenue. The 27-year-old woman victim reported that she had encountered a white man standing in her kitchen holding a pillow case that appeared to have stolen property inside. When she confronted the man, he ran from the apartment, according to a Redding Police press release. A search of the area turned up a man matching the description at an apartment in the Eucalyptus Arms nearby at 1575 Olive. He was leaving the apartment, and police found some of the reported stolen goods on him, and in the unit he was leaving. He was arrested for burglary and possession of stolen property, and booked at the Shasta County Jail at 1:27 am Monday morning.
After processing, White was released on his own recognizance, likely due to the non violent nature of his burglary. At 2:36 am he was once again on the street, and only a few blocks from where he was arrested and possibly staying. (His address is listed as “transient”, though earlier this year his home was listed in north west Redding.) It appears that he headed out on foot from the jail on West Street in the direction of the Olive Avenue apartments, but he did not get very far.
At 3:21 am, police received a report of a burglary at the 2000 block of Placer Street, just a block around the corner from the Jail and Courthouse. The 23-year-old male victim reported that he and his wife, and two small children were woken to the sound of someone kicking the door of his house. When he got up, he saw a man in his living room, who ran before officers arrived.
The officers began their search for the suspect, but it didn’t take much to find him. They heard yelling coming from a nearby house that someone is trying to break in. The 39-year-old man told police he had confronted the suspect trying to remove the window screens to get into the house. The man once again ran away, and the search continued. Fortunately the police had a K9 to assist. “Tarro’ the police dog helped officers track down their man, who was trying to hide in the bushes of another house nearby. He refused to give up, and resisted violently as they tried to take him into custody. Tarro joined in the battle, and the suspect, who to no one’s surprise was the the same Joshua Woodrow White, finally gave up.
He was booked once again into the nearby Shasta County Jail in charges of burglary, prowling, attempted burglary, possession of stolen property and resisting arrest. Before taking a cell at the jail this time, he was treated at the Shasta Regional Medical Center for his encounter with Tarro and the officers. Many residents, such as those commenting on KRCR’s story, are hoping he will stay in custody for a while longer this time. His actions this time may help make that happen.
Redding.com (2009): Two men arrested in armed robbery
KRCR: Suspect re-arrested less than one hour after release from jail