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Suspects Arrested in Redding Police K-9 Poisoning

On March 15th, Redding Police Investigators arrested four allegedly responsible for several burglaries in Redding.

Posted: Mar. 16, 2018 4:39 PM
Updated: Mar. 16, 2018 8:58 PM

Redding Calif.—On March 15th, Redding Police Investigators arrested four allegedly responsible for several burglaries that happened in Redding.

Redding Police arrested Joshua Norton 35 years old, Aaron Friedman 26 years old, Jonathon Crossman 32 years old, and Cal Demercurio Jr. 32 years old all from Redding.

The men were arrested for the recent poisoning of retired police K-9 on March 7th.

Joshua Norton was arrested at his home where investigators found three stolen firearms from a previous burglary.

He has been charged with burglary, conspiracy, possession of stolen property, probation violation, felon in possession of a firearm, and animal cruelty.

Aaron Friedman was arrested for being the “getaway” driver for Joshua Norton at a residential burglary that happened on February 20th.

Friedman has been charged with burglary, conspiracy, probation violation, and possession of stolen property.

Jonathon Crossman provided a tip to police and tried to collect the reward, but police learned he had conspired to sell the stolen firearms with Joshua Norton.

Crossman did not receive a reward, and was booked into jail for conspiracy and possession of stolen property.

Cal Demercurio Jr. was on Post Release Community Supervision for burglary.

Demercurio reported to the center as required and was found with multiple individual packages with heroin, methamphetamines, and other narcotic paraphernalia.

Demercurio was arrested for his involvement, and booked into jail for burglary, conspiracy, possession fo narcotics for sale, felon in possession of a firearm, probation violation, and animal cruelty.

The investigation is still ongoing. If anyone has further information regarding this investigation, contact the Redding Police Investigations Division or Secret Witness.

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