On July 26, 2017, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Officer Townsley of the Redding Police Department observed a stolen vehicle in the 3500 block of Oasis Road. The vehicle, which was stolen sometime during the past month from the 1500 block of Dana Drive, was described as a silver 2003 Ford Focus.
Upon seeing the vehicle, Officer Townsley attempted an enforcement stop and discovered there were two occupants. The driver, Victorio Tort Rhoades (46 years old transient), immediately stopped the vehicle and fled on foot. The passenger, Alythea Jane Martin (29 years of Redding), was detained at the scene.
Multiple officers from the Redding Police Department, along with the California Highway Patrol helicopter, responded to assist with locating Rhoades. The CHP helicopter located Rhoades hiding on the roof of a neighboring residence. Rhoades eventually surrendered and was taken into custody without incident. A records check revealed Rhoades is on active parole through the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for making criminal threats. Rhoades was placed under arrest and booked into the Shasta County Jail for possession of a stolen vehicle, obstructing/delaying a peace officer, and violation of parole.
Martin was found to be in possession of heroin, methamphetamine, and paraphernalia used to ingest narcotics. Martin was placed under arrest and booked into the Shasta County Jail for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.