Photo: Julie Bishop
REDDING – After all that the northern California community has recently gone through due to the Camp Fire, a quick and aggressive action against anyone purposely starting fires seems justified.
On November 18th the Redding Police Department was called to the greenbelt area near Conifer Way and Victor Avenue where a transient woman apparently had started a fire and would not put it out.
Responding officers came upon 49-year-old Julie Bishop, who began throwing rocks at them. She ended up hitting a K-9 officer with one of the rocks.
“Less lethal” methods of controlling Bishop were unsuccessful. Eventually officers detained her, even as she “violently resisted.”
Bishop’s faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon, obstructing an officer with violence and assaulting a K-9.
After being medically cleared, Bishop was booked into the Shasta County Jail.