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Thief Arrested While Fleeing Redding Police

An officer suffered a minor injury and was treated after the arrest.

Posted: May 22, 2018 6:25 AM
Updated: May 22, 2018 11:07 AM

REDDING, Calif.-- A Redding man is under arrest for allegedly stealing from a Verizon Wireless Store.

Redding Police arrested 42 year old Brady Michael Phipps inside of Dick's Sporting Goods.

Police say that Phipps stole from the Verizon Wireless Store on Hilltop Drive.

Responding officers saw him go inside of Dick's Sporting Goods with the stolen merchandise.

He reportedly climbed a ladder, then hid the stolen items in the rafters.

Officers say that Phipps then grabbed a bike inside the store and tried to escape.

An officer knocked Phipps over as he tried to ride out of the store.

The suspect was arrested after a struggle, then booked into the Shasta County Jail.

According to Redding Police, this isn't his first run-in with the law.

Phipps has been booked into the Shasta County Jail 12 times since 2017.

He was last arrested on April 30th when he was found with a stolen car.

The stolen items were later recovered at Dick's Sporting Goods.

An officer suffered a minor injury and was treated after the arrest.

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