Robbery, Drug, and Weapon arrest in Red Bluff

Robbery, Drug, and Weapon arrest in Red Bluff
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Red Bluff, CA – Following an investigation into an armed robbery incident in late January, the Red Bluff Police Department (RBPD) executed a search warrant on March 8th, 2024, leading to multiple arrests and the seizure of drugs and weapons.

The initial incident occurred on January 24th when officers responded to a report of an armed robbery in the vicinity of Aloha Street and Deborah Drive. According to the victim, an 18-year-old from Anderson, he had arranged to sell marijuana via a social media platform. Upon meeting the purported buyers, the victim was allegedly threatened with firearms, assaulted, and robbed of both marijuana and personal belongings.

Subsequent investigation led authorities to positively identify one suspect, a 17-year-old juvenile resident of Red Bluff. An arrest warrant was issued for the juvenile on charges of robbery and assault with a firearm, along with a search warrant for the associated residence.

On the morning of March 8th, a collaborative effort involving RBPD officers, Tehama County Bureau of Investigations, and Tehama County Sheriff Deputies culminated in the execution of the warrants at a residence on the 1200 block of Walnut Street in Red Bluff.

Upon arrival, officers encountered Hilary Kennon, 37, of Oroville, who was observed actively smoking methamphetamine. Kennon reportedly resisted arrest, leading to additional charges of resisting arrest and possession of methamphetamine. Brandon Salazar, 37, of Red Bluff, was also arrested after a records check revealed an active felony warrant. During his arrest, officers discovered methamphetamine intended for distribution on his person.

The juvenile suspect was also taken into custody and subsequently booked into Tehama County Juvenile Hall on charges related to the robbery and assault.

During the search of the residence, law enforcement officials uncovered a significant cache of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, a loaded flare gun modified to shoot .22 long rifle rounds, and an unregistered 12-gauge shotgun.

Further complications arose during Hilary Kennon’s booking process at the Tehama County Correctional Facility, as she allegedly attempted to swallow a bag of fentanyl retrieved from her undergarments, resulting in an additional felony charge for bringing drugs into a correctional facility.

Robbery, Drug, and Weapon arrest in Red Bluff was last modified: March 21st, 2024 by admin
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