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What you need to know: July 23

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on July 23, 2019.

Posted: Jul 23, 2019 8:59 AM

Authorities arrest prior felon on gun possession, drug charges

Agents with the Shasta Interagency Narcotics Task Force arrested a prior felon for having a weapons cache and drugs. This arrest started as a probation compliance check of Eric Brown Monday night, who lives on Windsong Lane in Redding. Law enforcement found seven firearms, additional ammunition and a ballistic vest. Officers say one of the mentioned firearms was stolen, while several others had the serial numbers obliterated. Brown was arrested and is now in the Shasta County Jail.

Crews recover body of father swept away on Yuba River

Authorities have recovered the body of a man swept away by the south Yuba River while trying to rescue his 12-year-old daughter. The Nevada County Sheriff's Office says state park visitors spotted the body of Alex Alvarez on Sunday in the river, about 200 yards from where he vanished.

Chico police talk man off roof after foot chase

Chico police talked a man down off a roof after he led officers on a foot chase. This happened on Palm Avenue Monday night. Police say Juan Villegas fled from the scene of a domestic violence incident. Officers found Villegas on the roof of a home. After a tense negotiation, Villegas came down from the roof and was detained without further incident.

Shasta County deputies, K-9 arrest woman they say threatened husband with axe

Shasta County deputies called in the K-9 unit to help arrest a woman they say threatened her husband with an axe. This happened at a home on Fort Peck Street Monday afternoon in the city of Shasta Lake. K-9 Thor was sent into the home after Martin locked herself inside a room, according to investigators. She was booked into Shasta County Jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon.

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