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K9 Otto Nabs Wanted Felon In A Canal




February 1st, 2020               4:45 pm




K-9 Otto Takes Wanted Subject into Custody


On February 1st, 2020 at 3:56 pm, Officer Joanna Bland contacted James Maynard, 41 years of Redding, on the north side of the Safeway at 2275 Pine St.  Maynard is on Supervised Release and had an ankle monitor on and Officer Bland recognized him from prior contacts. He had two misdemeanor and one felony arrest warrant for violating his probation SOR terms. He was uncooperative and fled on foot from the officer. He jumped into a canal, which runs, between Cypress Ave. and Locust St.  Officers set up a perimeter in the area and the California Highway Patrol Northern Division Air Operations assisted with air support. Officer Travis Williams and his K-9 partner Otto began tracking Maynard in the canal.


Maynard was located in the canal south of the Department of Motor Vehicles on Civic Center Blvd. He refused to surrender or comply with officers commands. K9 Otto was deployed and assisted in taking Maynard safely into custody. Maynard was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment before being booked into the Shasta County Jail.



Contact:         Sergeant Jeff Schmidt #311

Redding Police Department


Reviewed:    Sergeant Rex Berry #327