On October 10, 2017, at 3:10 p.m., officers from the Redding Police Department responded to the 1500 block of Benton Drive for a report of a male passed out behind the wheel of a blue Nissan minivan. There was also an aggressive dog in the back of the vehicle.
Earlier in the day, Redding Police officers received information that the occupant of this minivan, Evan Moore (24 years, of Redding), was suicidal and was known to be in possession of a 9mm handgun and an AR-15 rifle. Additional information was received that Moore’s dog had specific training in handler protection and in bite work.
When officers arrived on scene, several unsuccessful attempts to communicate with Moore were made. Due to the reports of Moore possibly being armed, the nearby roads were closed as a precaution. Officers used the armored vehicle to approach Moore’s vehicle, at which time Moore was contacted and detained. Moore was transported to the hospital for a medical clearance and was later booked into the Shasta County jail for being under the influence of a controlled substance and for being in possession of a controlled substance. Moore’s dog was released to the care of Redding Animal Regulations. No weapons were found in Moore’s vehicle or in his possession.