Shasta’s Most Wanted, featured in the Record Searchlight in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies, targets people who have failed to show up in court for sentencing after being convicted.
As of Friday, a total of 831 arrests have been made through the Most Wanted program since it began in September 2013. Authorities say they have seen an increase in criminals failing to appear in court since the onset of Assembly Bill 109. Also known as prison realignment, the state program shifted certain state prison inmates to county supervision.
Police have said court appearances have gone up since the rollout of the program.
Several new people are added each week. Those caught will be held until at least their next court appearances. Shasta County Secret Witness is no longer offering rewards for tips.
Anyone with information can call SHASCOM at 245-6540. The feature appears Sundays in the Record Searchlight’s Northern California section and on Redding.com.