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Archaeologist? Sexual Predator? Meth Head?

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and local Police Departments recently conducted a training session titled “Archaeological Violation Investigation Course”, and with the help of representatives from many of the area tribes,


Mendocino pair caught in the bushes

It was a Saturday morning, at 10:24 am on August 8, when a pair of Mendocino County Sheriff’s deputies were patrolling the area around the Sherwood Valley Casino in south


Three caught in Santa Rosa car burglary

It was Saturday morning in Santa Rosa, and a woman living on South E Street, near the Highway 101 and Highway 12 interchange, had parked her car in front of


Redding resident goes on a crime spree

It was Friday afternoon in south Redding, out along Eastside Road, which runs alongside the railroad tracks opposite South Market Street. Just south of Bonnyview Road, the area is largely


The smallest things can lead to a big arrest

MODESTO – Sometimes in an upscale neighborhood something that is just a little out of the ordinary, which would likely go unnoticed in many places, can raise suspicions. A person


Marijuana grower sets “controlled burn” to save crop amid wildfire

The past few weeks have been stressful ones for California Firefighters in the Lake, Yolo, and Colusa County areas, as they have been battling the “Rocky Fire”, where 70,000 acres have


DUI suspect more trouble than his Pit-Bull

SANTA ROSA – It was Saturday afternoon, August 1, and Steven Silva had apparently already been drinking. He had stopped his car in an area that would normally have been

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Creepy and dangerous sex offender arrested

James G. Beldin, a registered sex offender, reportedly committed at least two “creepy” acts that got him put behind bars once again. On Friday, July 31, Beldin was in a store


K9 helps nab Anderson car thief

Kyle Ray Prather and a friend were out late Tuesday night, apparently doing some shopping at the 24-hour Walmart in Anderson, the Shasta County town just south of Redding along


Redding ex-con suffers severe injury in knife attack

On Tuesday night, July 27, the bizarre spectacle of a car, with one tire so damaged that it was riding on just the rim, pulling into the Shasta Regional Medical