Redding Police K9 assists in apprehending wanted felon in canal

Redding Police officers apprehended a wanted felon wearing an ankle monitor using the help of K9 officer Otto to track him down.

Posted: Feb 2, 2020 9:52 AM

REDDING, Calif. - On Feb 1st, at approximately 3:56 pm, Redding Police say Officer Joanna Bland contacted James Maynard, 41, of Redding, on the north side of the Safeway at 2275 Pine St. Maynard is on Supervised Release and had an ankle monitor on and Officer Bland recognized him from prior contacts.

Officials say he had two misdemeanors and one felony arrest warrant for violating his probation SOR terms. He was uncooperative and fled on foot from the officer. He jumped into a canal, which runs, between Cypress Ave. and Locust St.

Officers set up a perimeter in the area and the California Highway Patrol Northern Division Air Operations assisted with air support. Officer Travis Williams and his K-9 partner Otto began tracking Maynard in the canal.

Police say Maynard was located in the canal south of the Department of Motor Vehicles on Civic Center Blvd. He refused to surrender or comply with officers' commands.

K9 Otto was deployed and assisted in taking Maynard safely into custody. Maynard was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment before being booked into the Shasta County Jail.

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