Photo: Image of suspect Aaron Day | Redding PD
Redding, CA – On Wednesday, June 7th, at approximately 6:04 P.M., Redding Police Officer Lensing spotted a familiar face on Mistletoe Lane that set off a series of events culminating in the arrest of Aaron Day, a 38-year-old resident of Shasta Lake City. Officer Lensing, aware of Day’s outstanding felony warrants, made a bold attempt to initiate a traffic stop. However, Day had other plans and swiftly evaded capture on his bicycle, setting off a gripping pursuit through the streets of Redding.
As Officer Lensing pursued Day, the chase took them southbound on Penn Drive, where Day skillfully maneuvered his bicycle into a greenbelt area. Undeterred, the determined officers followed Day through the intricate trails of the greenbelt, ultimately leading them into the hallowed grounds of Lawncrest Cemetery.
It was within the confines of the cemetery that officers managed to close in on Day, swiftly closing the gap between them. However, Day was not about to go down without a fight. A tumultuous struggle ensued between Day and the officers, as he desperately resisted arrest. After a brief but intense physical altercation, law enforcement successfully apprehended Day, bringing an end to the adrenaline-fueled pursuit.
During a subsequent search, authorities made a shocking discovery. Day was found to be in possession of a loaded 9mm caliber handgun, raising concerns about the potential threat he posed to the community. Furthermore, a significant quantity of methamphetamine, indicative of an intent to distribute, was also seized from Day’s possession. These findings raised serious legal concerns, as Day is a convicted felon and currently under Shasta County Probation for previous charges related to the possession of a controlled substance for sale.
Consequently, Day now faces a litany of charges stemming from the incident. He was promptly arrested for obstructing officers, being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm and ammunition, possession of a loaded concealed firearm, possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of a controlled substance while armed with a firearm, and a probation violation. Following his arrest, Day was transported to the Shasta County Jail, where he awaits legal proceedings pertaining to the aforementioned charges.