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Officers arrest subject in possession of drugs, burglary tools and a replica firearm


Roger Moore, Chief of Police


530.225.4553 FAX



October 26th, 2018  11:36 P.M.



On October 26th, 2018 at approximately 11:36 P.M., Redding Police Officers responded to the North Bechelli River Trail access and dog park area ­­­­­for a report of suspicious activity.

Officer Leonard was the first to arrive on scene. He made contact with two subjects in a vehicle located near the entrance to the river trail access.

Officer Leonard immediately spotted a handgun lying on the floor of the vehicle near the drivers feet. When back-up Officers arrived, they detained the two subjects.  The driver was later identified as Christopher Kirchner, 27 years of Redding. The handgun was determined to be a replica that had been altered to look like a real firearm. A second replica handgun was also located in the vehicle.  The passenger was released with no charges.

During a subsequent search of the vehicle, Officers located a billy club, narcotics and a large ring of automobile keys including a shaved key used to access various types of vehicles.

Kirchner was arrested and booked into the Shasta County jail for possession of burglary tools, altering a replica firearm,  possession of narcotics, and other drugs not prescribed to him.



Contact:      Sergeant G. Meadows #303

Redding Police Department


Reviewed:  Corporal S. Llamas #384