On February 10, 2018, at 10:27 pm Officer Joanna Bland located a stolen Mercury Mountaineer at Bobwhite park. The vehicle was operated by Joshua Ellis, 26 years old from Redding Ca. Joshua along with a female passenger, were both detained.

Ellis was booked into Shasta County Jail for possession of a stolen vehicle and violation of probation. This is the third time this year that Ellis has been arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle. He was arrested 12 times last year. The female passenger was booked for public intoxication.

The vehicle had been reported stolen from an elderly female who had left her keys in the vehicle. Please make sure to lock your car to and don’t leave valuables or keys inside.