Stolen vehicle recovered in Happy Valley

Mar 15, 2015 1:39 PM

Deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff's Office say they found a stolen vehicle in Happy Valley on Wednesday.

Deputies spotted the suspect, 33-year-old Marcelo Banuelos of Redding, fleeing from the vehicle at the Happy Valley Market fuel pumps. He led a deputy and his K9 partner into a heavily wooded area, where he was located laying between two downed trees.

During the investigation, deputies located a loaded hand gun that the suspect had discarded while running away.

Banuelos has been booked into the Shasta County Jail for possession of stolen property and obstructing a peace officer.


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