During the early morning hours today, Officers responded to the 2600 block of Evergreen Way in South Redding regarding a man who had just burglarized a garage. The suspect threatened to shoot the victims when confronted.
On October 21, 2017 at 7:23 a.m. Robert Bennett saw a male inside their attached garage. The suspect fled while carrying property from the inside of their closed garage. Robert Bennett located the suspect approximately 45 minutes later in the same area and confronted him. The suspect attempted to convince Mr. Bennett he had simply found property on the ground and was looking through it to determine the owner. The suspect even allowed the victim to look inside his backpack.
Mr. Bennett looked in the backpack and located his stolen wallet. Mr. Bennett called 911 and explained the situation. Mr. Bennett attempted to keep the suspect at the location who then told Mr. Bennett’s son that if the Bennetts didn’t allow him to leave, he would kill them and began reaching in his pants. The Bennetts backed away and allowed the suspect to leave.
Officer Kevin Kimple arrived shortly afterward and located Jacob Adkison, 28 years of age of Redding, a short distance away and took him into custody. Adkison had Mr. Bennett’s keys in his pocket but didn’t have a weapon. Adkison had additional property in his backpack during his arrest.
Officer J. Ray conducted follow up on the property inside the backpack and learned some of it belonged to Reinhard Stolz who lived in the same area. Mr. Stolz was contacted and learned a rear shed on his property had been burglarized and property to include a prototype Skyway GT BMX style bike with white rims had been stolen along with property that had already been recovered. The bike hasn’t been located.
Jacob Adkison had four warrants for his arrest and was booked into the Shasta County Jail for robbery, first degree burglary, possession of stolen property and his warrants. The investigation is continuing with more charges anticipated. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the bicycle or who had property stolen during the early morning hours of today in the Evergreen Way/Oxbow Street area is encouraged to call and file a report.