On November 13th, 2018, at 9:30 A.M., Redding Police officers were dispatched to the report of a stolen enclosed trailer from the 900 block of Merchant Street. Upon arriving, officers contacted the owners of Headwaters Adventure Company who advised an unknown suspect had stolen the business’s enclosed trailer sometime during the night. The trailer contained approximately $30,000 worth of outdoor gear. Officers searched the immediate area but were unable to locate the trailer.
As the investigation continued, officers discovered that the truck Croft was sitting in was also stolen. The owner of the truck reported it stolen to the Redding Police Department on October 22nd, 2018.
While at the scene, officers interviewed Croft who admitted to stealing the Headwaters Adventure Company’s trailer. He also admitted to painting the trailer in an attempt to disguise it from law enforcement.
Croft was arrested and booked into the Shasta County Jail on the charges of vehicle theft, possession of a stolen vehicle, grand theft, and vandalism.