Auto Theft Victim Tails Suspect, Makes Citizen’s Arrest
Dallas Roush arrest photo (Credit: Redding PD Facebook)
REDDING — On March 22nd just before 7 PM, a citizen called police to report that her husband’s truck — a 2007 Chevrolet 2500 — had been stolen from the playing field area of Shasta High School.
The truck’s owner, 38-year-old Justin Ward of Redding, was apparently out looking for the stolen vehicle in the family’s Yukan. Responding officers could not find either of the vehicles in the area.
Meanwhile, dispatch received additional reports describing a road rage incident between a Chevy truck and a Yukon. The truck, which was missing a rear tire, was allegedly being chased by the Yukon on northbound Market Street. They were then reportedly seen in the area of Highway 299 and I-5, though officers were again unable to pin their locations.
A short time later, a resident on Sara Drive called to report a road rage incident and possible assault. Officers arrived on scene to find Justin Ward and multiple residents of Sara Drive standing in the road.
It turned out to be a citizen’s arrest, with 22-year-old Dallas Roush of Redding being detained by Ward and a handful of others after she’d gotten out of the stolen car when Ward caught up with her. Roush allegedly brandished a knife during the incident, for which she was promptly maced by one resident. At that point she dropped the knife, and was taken into custody uninjured when officers arrived.
She is now housed at the Shasta County Jail on charges of “motor vehicle theft, assault with a deadly weapon, brandishing a weapon, [and an] outstanding warrant from Tehama County.”