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Redding Police arrest man after entering woman’s home

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September 20th, 2020          5:00 A.M.

On Sunday, September 20th, 2020, at 2:44 A.M., a female Confidential Victim reported a male subject crawled through her home’s dog door and confronted her inside of her residence.  While Redding Police Officers responded to the Victim’s residence, the male fled in a white colored sedan.

When police arrived at the Victim’s residence, she told them the male subject was known to her by the first name of “Roger” and he had been at her home approximately one month prior to repair her air conditioning unit.  While repairing the unit, the Victim alleged the male made several unwanted advances on her.  The male also obtained the Victim’s phone number by unknown means and proceeded to call and text her numerous times in the following weeks, causing the Victim blocked his number.  The situation escalated when the male arrived at her residence unannounced and entered through her dog door.  The Victim said she was scared when the subject confronted her in the kitchen, as she ordered him out of her residence and threatened to call the police.

The investigation led to the identification of the male suspect as 41 year old William Robinson of Redding.  Officers conducted an area check for Robinson and found him and his white colored Honda sedan parked at the Arco AM/PM gas station at 2010 Churn Creek Rd. in Redding.  During ensuing investigation, the Victim identified Robinson as the suspect and he admitted to responding to the Victim’s home to make contact with her.

At the conclusion of the investigation, Officers determined there was probable cause to arrest Robison for the crimes of residential burglary and prowling.  While attempting to handcuff Robinson, he fled from officers on foot but was quickly apprehended.  Robinson was booked at the Shasta County Jail for residential burglary, prowling and resisting and obstructing peace officers.  The Redding Police are continuing to investigate Robinson for the violation of stalking the Victim, and may pursue those charges at a later date.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Redding Police Department at 530-225-4200.

 William Robinson

Contact:        

Corporal Rob Garnero # 395

Redding Police Department

530-225-4200

Reviewed:     

Sergeant Jeff Schmidt #311