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K9 Gunner Locates Wanted Subject Fleeing Collision

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 November 11th, 2020           2:40 P.M.

Case #20R074539

 

On November 11th, 2020 at approximately 10:41 A.M., Officers from the Redding Police Department responded to the intersection of S Bonnyview Road and Indianwood Drive, to investigate a report of a solo vehicle collision off of the road.  Upon arrival, Officers contacted Michael Vandolah, 63 years of Redding, who was identified as the driver and sole occupant of the involved vehicle.

While Officers were investigating the collision, Vandolah fled on foot towards the nearby golf course at River Bend Estates.  Vandolah has an extensive history of violence and fleeing from officers, and is currently on Probation for drug related offenses.  Officers also discovered there was an active warrant for Vandolah’s arrest.  Before Officers lost sight of Vandolah, he unsuccessfully attempted to access back yards of residences adjacent to the golf course.

Officers quickly set up a perimeter around the golf course.  Police K9 Gunner responded to assist.  K9 Gunner located Vandolah hiding in the overgrown brush surrounding a water hazard, and assisted Officers in taking Vandolah into custody.

Vandolah was booked into Shasta County Jail for Hit and Run, Resisting Arrest, Violation of Probation, and his warrant.  This is Vandolah’s 18th arrest by Shasta County law enforcement agencies since 1992.  Vandolah is depicted below.

 

 

Contact: Corporal Chris Mills #365

Redding Police Department

530-225-4200

Reviewed: Sergeant Forsberg #302