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Cracking Down on Looting

Cracking Down on Looting

Posted: Aug 28, 2018 6:18 PM

REDDING, Calif - It doesn't matter who you ask in Shasta County or even California most people will tell you looting is not ok.

"It should be worse than a felony the way i see it around here," said Rhonda Sesnead.

After the Carr Fire ripped through the city. many neighbors have been looking out for eachother and calling police when they see an unfamiliar face on their neighbor's properties.

"We get emails to let us know of any looting or any contractors that come in here with no license," said Sesnead.

For Sesnead this specifically hits home.

As the fire leveled many homes in her mother's neighborhood leaving friends she's known for years without a home.

"you can see it around here there are a lot of folks that have been living here for years and have saved up their whole lives."

In fact, when she heard Senator Ted Gaines is working on making harsher penalties for looting she was thrilled.

So Action News Now spoke with Gaines on Tuesday to learn more about this move.

"I want to make sure that that's a felony that if you steal more than $950 in material or possessions that would be considered a felony," said Gaines.
He adds, he is currently in session and hopes to address this issue in a special session as soon as possible.

"the Governor could call a special session at any time even the following week .if that works id like to get it as soon as possible," adds Gaines.

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