Redding Police make arrest after reports of a man with a rifle

Police have arrested a man who was allegedly shooting a rifle at power antennas in Redding.

Posted: Dec 1, 2017 9:35 PM
Updated: Dec 3, 2017 12:28 PM

UPDATE: 51-year-old Forrest Andrew Rose has been identified as the suspect involved with reports of shots being fired in the area of Benton Drive and North Market Street. 

The California Highway Patrol helicopter and K-9 officer Able located Rose in Sulphur Creek Hill hidden beneath heavy

After searching the area, no rifle or evidence indicating shots were fired were located.  

Rose was taken into custody and booked into the Shasta County Jail, no damage was found in the Redding Electric Utility substation. 


Police have arrested a man who was allegedly shooting a rifle at power antennas in Redding.

It happened near north Market Street and Benton Drive around seven this evening.

When police received reports that the male suspect was seen with a rifle at the Redding electric utility substation that powers electricity to north Redding.

According to Corporal Samllamas "We had a call from a reporting party that they observed a male suspect shooting what they believed to be a rifle at the power antennas."

The suspect was located and arrested for impeding an investigation.

At this time police have not released the suspect’s name.

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