Crime Reports: Felon caught with pot, gun
A Corning man was arrested by Corning police on Sunday on suspicion of gun and drug charges.
Sgt. Jeremiah Fears said he noticed a Ford pickup parked the wrong way on Houghton Avenue near Fig Lane around 8 a.m.
Attempts to contact the person in the truck were initially ignored, but Fears ultimately identified the man as Emanuel Cervantes, who has past felony convictions.
When told to step out of the vehicle, Cervantes pulled a hood over his head and "made several deceptive movements around the lower portion of the driver's seat," Fears said.
While waiting for backup, Fears called his canine "Oso" out of his patrol car and commanded the dog to bark at the suspect.
When assistance arrived and with guns drawn, police again commanded Cervantes to exit the vehicle at which time he complied, Fears said.
A .38-caliber semi-automatic pistol was reportedly found hidden on Cervantes' right ankle, and Oso alerted on what has been identified a a pound of processed marijuana in the rear of the vehicle, Fears said.
A passenger in the Ford was questioned and released.
Cervantes was booked into the Tehama County Jail on suspicion being a felon in possession of firearm, being a felon in possession of concealed firearm, being a felon in possession of ammunition, possession of marijuana for sale, possession of concentrated cannabis and obstructing a public officer. Bail was set at $81,000.
Men found with meth, Vicodin
Two Corning men were arrested last week on suspicion of drug charges after Tehama County sheriff's deputies responded to a burglary call on the 4000 block of Toomes Avenue.
Rachel Touvell, 24, and Jesse Shuman, 34, arrested and booked at the Tehama County Jail on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a specified controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail on Shuman was set at $33,000 and Touvell at $28,000.
Deputies said Shuman's car contained Vicodin pills which he did not have prescription for, and more pills were found under the car. Also located was a glass smoking pipe with a usable amount of methamphetamine, the Sheriff's Department reported.
The arrest took place about 8 p.m. Thursday.
Man reportedly fires gun in home
Ryan Erbes, 32, of Red Bluff, was arrested by Tehama County sheriff's deputies at 12:05 a.m. on Saturday on Clearwater Drive in Red Bluff.
Deputies responded to the location due to a report that somone had fired a gun inside the home while it was occupied by family members.
When deputies arrived, Erbes, who reportedly had the pistol in his possession, was detained with the assistance of the California Highway Patrol, deputies reported
Deputies said they found one .50-caliber round had been shot through a computer monitor, which went through the wall of the home and exited the residence. No one was injured in the incident.
Erbes was booked at the Tehama County Jail on suspicion maliciously and willfully discharging a firearm at an inhabited dwelling and discharging a firearm in a grossly negligent manner. Bail was set at $265,000.
Traffic stop leads to meth arrest
About 1.7 grams of methamphetamine and a pipe were seized and a woman was arrested about 1:30 a.m. Monday following a traffic stop on Kaer Avenue in Red Bluff.
Deputies reported that Christine Mrasak, 35, no address listed, consented to a search and the meth and pipe were found in her purse.
Mrasak also had three misdemeanor warrants for her arrest for failure to appear on other charges, the department reported.
Mrasak was arrested and booked into the Tehama County Jail on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $40,000.
Stolen dirt bike recovered
Two men were reportedly caught on video surveillance at a Red Bluff home during a reported burglary in which a KTM 50 CC dirt bike and carpet power stretcher were stolen sometime between 11:00 and 11:30 a.m.
The owner of the Alpha Lane residence showed Tehama County sheriff's investigators the tape, and Bradley Nicoll, 48, and David Bell, 32, both of Red Bluff, were identified as the suspects, the department reported.
Nicoll was also on a work release program from the couny jail, and his whereabouts were being tracked by GPS monitoring.
The tracking device confirmed Nicoll in the location of the reported burglary.
Deputies said both men at first denied being involved in the theft, but when confronted with the video and GPS evidence they reportedly admitted to being at the residence.
The motorcycle was located in a storage shed on Nicoll's property, but deputies said they were unable to locate the carpet stretcher.
Nicoll and Bell were arrested and booked into the Tehama County Jail on suspicion of burglary. Bail on each was set at $50,000.