On Monday, October 8th, 2018, at 11:44 p.m., a deputy with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office was on routine patrol in the area of Main Street and Fourth Street, Cottonwood, CA. The deputy observed a newer model Toyota Tacoma pickup traveling eastbound on Fourth Street. The deputy attempted an enforcement stop for a vehicle code violation and the driver, later identified as Brett Anthony Crosslin (33 years old), fled at a high rate of speed.
Crosslin led deputies on a vehicle pursuit south through Cottonwood and into Tehama County. Crosslin continued to flee from deputies eastbound on Bowman Road and reached speeds of 85 miles per hour. On the 17000 block of Bowman Road, Crosslin traveled north from Bowman Road through a dry creek bed after driving through a closed gate and field fence.
Based on the terrain, Deputies left their vehicles and began searching on foot for Crosslin and the vehicle with the assistance of California Highway Patrol helicopter H16. The vehicle was located abandoned approximately 400 yards north of Bowman Road. Upon further inspection, the vehicle was determined to be reported stolen out of Concord, CA. Shasta County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Fritz was utilized to track Crosslin. With the assistance of K-9 Fritz and H16, Crosslin was located hiding in brush along the edge of the creek bed. K-9 Fritz was deployed and Crosslin was apprehended and taken into custody.
After taking Crosslin into custody Deputies learned Crosslin is currently on Shasta County Probation for 245(a)(1) PC- assault with a deadly weapon. Crosslin also had one felony warrant and four misdemeanor warrants for his arrest.
Crosslin was arrested for 2800.2(a) PC- Felony evading, 496d(a) PC- Felony possession of a stolen vehicle, 148(a)(1) PC- Resisting arrest, 600(a) PC- harming a police K-9, 14601.1(a) VC- Driving on a suspended license, and his outstanding warrants