Sacramento River Trail to be closed
The City of Redding will close the Sacramento River Trail from Middle Creek Trail to Keswick Dam Road on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, and Wednesday, April 26, 2017.
Most Wanted: Jay Michael Lamb
DOB 06/05/1986 6'00 / 180 lbs Black Hair / Hazel Eyes Charge: Violation of Probation
- Apr 22
2016 Motor Vehicle Deaths Estimated to be Highest in Nine Years #JustDrive For the first time in nearly a decade, preliminary data from the National Safety Council estimates that as many as 40,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2016. That marks a 6% increase over 2015 and a 14% increase over 2014 – the most dramatic two-year escalation in 53 years. An NSC survey released Feb. 15 provides a glimpse at the risky things drivers are doing. Although 83% of drivers surveyed believe driving is a safety concern, a startling number say they are comfortable speeding (64%), texting either manually or through voice controls (47%), driving while impaired by marijuana (13%) or driving after they feel they've had too much alcohol (10%). April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. In California, the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), Redding Police Department, CHP, local law enforcement, and community partners throughout the state are working together to make the roads safer by highlighting the dangers of being distracted while driving, especially by cell phones. The Redding Police Department is deploying extra traffic officers with grant-funded resources through the month of April in city locations with higher numbers of traffic collisions. Violators will be stopped and cited with fines set at $162 for first time offenders. http://www.nsc.org/learn/NSC-Initiatives/Pages/Fatality-Estimates.aspx
A message from Chief Robert F. Paoletti
I am honored to be the Chief of Police for the City of Redding and commit to you that I will ensure the standards of this department remain high. We will continually seek to improve our performance and level of service, despite the challenges we all face.
I ask each of you to please drive safely as it is a great responsibility. The Redding Police Department will continue to work tirelessly to enforce safe driving habits, but it is ultimately a community responsibility. Safe driving prevents collisions, and the injuries they cause. Please drive the speed limit, obey traffic control devices and limit distractions while driving.
As resources have become restricted due to the economy, it becomes even more imperative for communities to communicate with the police department and each other. Neighborhood Watch and Business Watch programs are invaluable tools for bringing communities together in a concerted effort to recognize and report potential criminal conduct. Crime prevention is the key to our success at this time. We are not only challenged by reduced staffing levels, but also limited jail space and the negative effects of prison realignment. We can no longer take for granted the safety of our property. We must be diligent to keep a watchful eye for our safety and the safety of others.
Attempted Carjacking/Armed Robbery Suspect
If you have any information regarding the identity of the suspect in this video, please contact the Redding Police Department at 530-225-4200.
A reward of up to $2500 is being offered through Secret Witness of Shasta County for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of the suspect. Tips can be provided anonymously through www.scsecretwitness.com or by calling 530-243-2319.
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