Man runs from police, drops meth, brass knuckles

Jan 12, 2016 3:43 PM by David McVicker

A high speed pursuit ended safely Monday after a man fled from police dropping brass knuckles and what appeared to be methamphetamine along the way.

Officers spotted suspect Joshua Randal Isaacson driving erratically near Lake Boulevard and Pine Grove Avenue around 10:30 p.m. After initially stopping, the suspect sped off in a 1992 Honda Accord, leading officers on a chase reaching speeds of more than 75 miles per hour.

The pursuit continued onto Highway 299 west and through multiple surface streets within Redding, where officers from the Redding Police Department and California Highway Patrol search helicopter joined in.

Isaacson abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot near Waldon and California streets where he was detained shortly thereafter.

Officers recovered meth, a weighing scale, and a set of brass knuckles the suspect allegedly ditched while he was being pursued.

In the vehicle, officers recovered 15 driver’s licenses, 25 credit cards, six checking account booklets, three social security cards and one passport. The property will be returned to their owners.

Isaacson was booked into the Shasta County Jail facing several charges including evading arrest, providing false identification, possession of a controlled substance for sale, possession of stolen property and possession of metal knuckles.


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