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What you need to know: July 12

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on July 12, 2019.

Posted: Jul 12, 2019 8:33 AM
Updated: Jul 12, 2019 8:58 AM

Shasta County Sheriff's Office arrests suspect in multiple burglaries at West Valley High School

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office arrested a man suspected of repeatedly burglarizing West Valley High School. School staff noticed someone stealing gas from school cars, cutting locks, and breaking into buildings. Deputies performed surveillance and around 11 p.m.Tthursday night and spotted a car previously seen caught on security cameras. They moved quickly, and arrested Corey Walter. Deputies searched his car and found drugs, tools and an empty gas can with a siphoning hose. He is now behind bars.

Chico police arrest suspect on prowling charges 

Chico police arrested a man suspected of prowling in the area of Jillian Lane. Police received reports of a man who had to be chased away from the backyard of someone's home around 4:30 p.m. Thursday. An officer responded and spotted a man matching the prowler's description walk into the center for spiritual living on Hillary Lane. K-9 officer Odin helped police find the man, who was hiding in a bathroom. He was arrested and later identified as Victor Petkus.

Tehama County officials against release of violent, sexual predator in the county

Tehama County is fighting the potential move of a sexually violent predator into the county. In a statement, the Tehama County District Attorneys Office says it has been proposed that Joshua Cooley be relocated just off of Highway 36 in Red Bluff. This would be on "conditional release" from the state hospital, meaning after sufficient treatment he would be released and supervised by liberty healthcare.

Governor Newsom expected to sign wildfire bill Friday

Friday, Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to sign a bill to help power companies pay for wildfires. The new law would create a $21 billion fund that power companies can use to pay damages caused by fire linked to their equipment. The money for the fund would be paid for by a monthly charge on customers' bills, and contributions from state power companies. Opponents say the bill goes too far to help power companies rather than hold them accountable.

Trump administration moves forward with nationwide immigration enforcement operation

The Trump administration is going ahead with a nationwide immigration enforcement operation targeting immigrants in the country illegally. The "ice raids" on people with final deportation orders could happen as soon as this weekend. President Trump postponed the raids last month as democrats and others expressed opposition.

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