On October 17th, 2018, at approximately 1:00 a.m. Redding Police Officers were conducting extra patrol in the Creekside Street and Mullen Parkway area due to recent thefts and burglaries in the neighborhood. Officers located a truck with a shattered window, a punched ignition and a warm engine. Officers believed the truck was either stolen or parked by somebody who was prowling the neighborhood.
A few minutes later, while checking the area officers located two subjects who immediately fled from them on foot. One subject, identified as John Logan Beard, 32 years of Redding, was pepper sprayed during the foot chase. He was arrested and booked into Shasta County Jail for resisting arrest, violating his parole, possession of a pipe used for smoking illegal drugs and two warrants.
The other subject, who was later identified as Visai Mokthephathai was chased through a canal filled with knee high water and ultimately gave up when an officer deployed his baton but did not strike him. Mokthephathai was arrested and booked into Shasta County jail for resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer.The Redding Police Department would like to remind citizens to remove all valuables from vehicles and report any suspicious activity.
Contact: Sgt. Gary Meadows – Redding Police Department – 530-225-4200