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SISKIYOU COUNTY JAIL Address
Siskiyou County Jail
315 SOUTH OREGON
SISKIYOU COUNTY JAIL Statistics
According to the latest jail census:
Average Daily Inmate Population: 93
Inmate Capacity: 107
Year Constructed: an unknown year
Full-Time Staff: 46
Total Staff Salaries: $3,598,903
|Siskiyou County, CA Offense Statistics|
|Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter||2|
|Rape (revised and legacy definition)||4|
|Motor Vehicle Theft||9|
Data Source: FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program – Offenses Known to Law Enforcement by Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties, 2015
Note: The data shown in this table does not reflect county totals but are the number of offenses reported by the sheriff’s office or county police department
On March 20, 2019 at about 10:47 p.m., Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) deputies responded to a disturbing the peace call involving a possible domestic violence incident with an allegation of “shots fired” that reportedly occurred in the 11000 block of Martin Drive in the Mt. Shasta Vista subdivision. This subdivision is located about 22.3-miles southeast of Yreka. According to the victim, she and her five children and mother fled the scene after an altercation with her husband. The preliminary investigation revealed the husband, later identified as Mr. Lee Xeng Yang, 53, became angry during an argument originating in the family’s residence. Mr. Yang exited the structure and allegedly discharged a handgun outside the residence. His wife and mother exited the dwelling and Mr. Yang allegedly discharged the firearm in their direction. SCSO deputies contacted the victims, including the spouse, mother, and five children at another location, conducted a preliminary investigation, and ensured the victims were safeguarded and provided shelter for the night.
On March 21, 2019, at about 8:57 a.m., the suspect was located and arrested without incident for several felony and misdemeanor charges, including willful child endangerment, negligent discharge of a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon, and he was arrested for making criminal threats. 300 illicit marijuana plants were located on the property and additional charges for the illegal cultivation of marijuana are anticipated. Additional charges, including attempted arson and other offenses may be filed at a later time with the Siskiyou County District Attorney’s Office, pending further investigation. A firearm believed to have been discharged during the altercation was recovered by deputies. Due to the circumstances surrounding the incident and observations made at the scene by deputies, Child Protective Services (CPS) was summoned and they are completing an inquiry related to the structure and other conditions considered problematic for the involved children.
According to Sheriff Jon Lopey, “We are very thankful Mr. Yang was taken into custody without anyone getting hurt and we are relieved the victims of this incident escaped serious injury and are now safe. The deputies and departmental leaders involved in this situation were able to resolve a potentially dangerous situation without serious incident, which is always a positive outcome. We appreciate CPS’s assistance as well. This case is still under investigation and anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the SCSO’s 24-hour Dispatch Center at (530) 841-2900).
The person is described as a white adult male (unknown age), tall and thin with facial hair, and wearing a black “hoodie” type sweatshirt and green pants.
As always, we encourage everyone to be more conscientious of keeping doors and windows secured, especially while away from your residences. Please stay alert and report any suspicious person information to the Sheriff’s Office.
If you have any information leading to the identification of this individual, please contact the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office at (530) 841-2900.
On Thursday, March 7, 2019, at about 4:16 p.m., Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) Deputy Gabe Garrison and a California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer responded to the 1400 block of Curly Jack Road in Happy Camp in response to a dispatch call reporting a man with a gun. The suspect allegedly walked onto a local resident’s property, confronted him, and the citizen reported he could see a gun in the man’s pocket. The man, later identified as Mr. Brett Christopher Rhodes, 32, of Happy Camp, was contacted moments later by the CHP officer and Deputy Garrison in the 1900 block of Curly Jack Road. The suspect was identified and it was determined he had an active felony drug-related arrest warrant. As Deputy Garrison approached the suspect he walked behind a camp trailer and later emerged in the open with his hands in the pockets of a jacket. He was ordered to show his hands and he refused, became increasingly belligerent, and he appeared to be purposely reaching into his pocket attempting to retrieve an unidentified object while held at gunpoint by both peace officers. Mr. Rhodes then ran from the scene towards local residents in the area while pursued by Deputy Garrison and the CHP officer.
He ran onto a driveway and into the yard and then porch of a residence in the 1500 block of Curly Jack Road and was again confronted by both peace officers. He attempted to enter a residence but the door was locked by the occupants as Deputy Garrison positioned himself in an effort to prevent him from presenting a threat to the home owners. Mr. Rhodes refused to comply with orders of the deputy and a Taser device was used to gain his compliance and to take him into custody; however, the Taser deployment had no impact on the suspect. A second Taser deployment also had no effect on Mr. Rhodes. Mr. Rhodes cursed and taunted the deputy and officer and refused to take off his jacket or reveal what was in the one pocket, which Deputy Garrison observed to look like an object forming the shape of a possible handgun. Mr. Rhodes removed a glass pipe from his pocket and advised the deputy and officer it was his “crack pipe.” Deputy Garrison advised SCSO Dispatch to ask the residents in the home to take cover and to stay on the floor in the rear area of their home in the event gunfire ensued, since Mr. Rhodes was suspected to be armed with a handgun.
Mr. Rhodes fled the property and an effort to subdue him was unsuccessful and the CHP officer’s deployment of his Taser device proved ineffective as well. Mr. Rhodes fled towards nearby Happy Camp and later took off his jacket and threw it onto a vehicle belonging to Happy Camp Volunteer Fire Department Chief Erick Haskell. The man took a fighting stance and resisted arrest again when confronted but Deputy Garrison and the CHP officer were able to tackle Rhoads and take him into custody after less than lethal means to stop further resistance proved successful. A realistic-looking BB “facsimile” handgun was found in one of this jacket pockets. He was later transported to Fairchild Medical Center, examined, treated, and released for booking at the Siskiyou County Jail in Yreka.
Mr. Rhoads was booked for felony arrest warrants and for other law violations, including resisting, obstructing, and delaying a peace officer in the line of duty, possession of drug paraphernalia, and for being under the influence of a controlled substance.
According to Sheriff Jon Lopey, “This was a high risk call for Deputy Garrison the CHP officer. The facsimile BB gun looked like a real handgun and the suspects aggressive, belligerent, and resistant actions endangered the safety of the involved peace officers and nearby residents. These courageous peace officers avoided using deadly force in a situation that was tense, uncertain, and rapidly evolving – Both used non-lethal and lesser means of force to subdue Mr. Rhodes, which is very commendable under the difficult circumstances they encountered. The dispatch report received by SCSO and CHP revealed the suspect was armed with what the reporting party thought was a real handgun. Mr. Rhodes’ refusal to surrender the facsimile firearm, coupled with his other unlawful actions, could have led to a very tragic outcome. The responsible and measured response from Deputy Garrison and the CHP officer prevented that tragedy from happening and protected citizens threatened by Mr. Rhode’s unlawful and violent behavior. This case is still under investigation and anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the SCSO 24-hour Dispatch Center at (530) 841-2900.”
On Thursday, March 7, 2019, at about 2:16 p.m., Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) Deputy Rob Stewart initiated an enforcement stop on a recreational vehicle in the 500 block of Shasta Avenue in Grenada for a seat belt violation. The stop was in vicinity of Grenada Elementary School. During the stop Deputy Stewart arrested the suspect, identified as Mr. Daniel Marvis Lloyd, 42, of Dunsmuir, for a misdemeanor arrest warrant. Mr. Lloyd had a suspended driver’s license and there was an open switchblade knife located in plain view on the passenger seat of the vehicle. Also recovered in the vehicle was nine grams of suspected methamphetamine. Shortly after the arrest of Mr. Lloyd, Deputy Stewart located another man known to be wanted on a felony arrest warrant on Siskiyou Avenue in Grenada. Mr. Robert Warren Burnett, 28, of Grenada was arrested for the outstanding felony arrest warrant.
Both men were transported to the Siskiyou County Jail in Yreka where they were booked for various charges. Mr. Lloyd was booked on suspended driver’s license, weapons’ and illegal drug possession charges, along with the misdemeanor arrest warrant. Mr. Burnett was booked on the outstanding felony arrest warrant.
According to Sheriff Jon Lopey, “Deputy Stewart had a busy day in Grenada and one traffic stop and his keen observations led to two arrests for violations involving serious offenses. Sadly, drug-related offenses are becoming all too common for officers and deputies working the streets and roads of our county. Today, those drug, weapons, and traffic offenses led to a trip to the Siskiyou County Jail.”
On Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at about 10:43 a.m., the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) received a call from a female adult stating her Toyota Prius was stuck in deep snow in vicinity of Bunny Flat and she could not extricate herself from the predicament. Bunny Flat is a recreational area located at the foot of Mt. Shasta at the termination point of Everett Memorial Highway, a location located northeast of the City of Mt. Shasta. She reportedly ventured into the area from Everett Memorial Highway on Sunday but encountered heavy snow after recent storms and she needed assistance. The woman was identified as Ms. Lydia Briggs, a resident of Massachusetts. When Ms. Briggs was contacted via cell phone by SCSO’s Search and Rescue (SAR) Coordinator, Deputy Mike Burns. He was advised she was nearly out of food and she was melting snow to use as drinking water. Ms. Briggs further related she was intermittently running her vehicle to stay warm and had less than a quarter of tank of gas remaining in her fuel tank. Deep snow continued to fall and prevented her departure from the Bunny Flat area.
SCSO’s SAR team attempted to deploy a snowmobile and later, a “Sno-Cat” to Ms. Briggs’ location; however, due to the excessive amount of snow that had fallen in the area (about six feet) the snowmobile and Sno-Cat could not traverse the deep, snow-covered roadway and both vehicle operators and crews had to abort the mission.
SCSO’s SAR team requested assistance from Mr. Eric Freeman and his Mt. Shasta-based Siskiyou County Road Department crew, since the only way to reach the stranded tourist was to clear the deep snow from the roadway leading to the Bunny Flat parking area. Siskiyou County Road Department special equipment operators Mr. Garrett Richardson and Mr. Conner Ebel were assigned the mission of clearing the roadway by deploying large snow blowers on Everett Memorial Highway in an attempt to clear a path to the stranded motorist at Bunny Flat. The county road crew, made-up of Mr. Richardson and Mr. Ebel worked continuously under adverse conditions to clear the roadway. On Thursday, February 28 at about 10:30 a.m., the road crew reached Ms. Briggs and managed to guide her back down Everett Memorial Highway to safety.
According to Deputy Burns, “This is a good time to remind the public that although Bunny Flat is a very popular winter recreation area, the roadway leading to the attraction is susceptible to heavy snow fall and cannot always be plowed immediately after winter storms. Motorists are warned they should be aware of changing weather patterns and avoid roadways and recreational areas, especially those at higher elevations, prone to heavy snowfall, especially under storm watch conditions. Motorists should ensure if they travel on county or other public roadways during inclement weather or during the winter season, to have a vehicle capable of traversing snow-covered roadways. Safety measures should include ensuring your vehicle has a full tank of gas, and all vehicles should be in good working condition and winterized. Motor vehicles driven in mountain areas should have tires with safe and legal tread deaths, preferably, those rated for mud and snow-type terrain. Vehicles should be fully operational and have functional windshield wipers. All vehicle operators should carry chains and if possible, a small shovel. If you choose to travel to Bunny flat or other mountain attractions during winter, be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions and avoid the area if possible, especially under storm or impending storm conditions. If traveling in mountain areas, ensure you have emergency supplies such as blankets, winter clothing, gloves, winter shoes and hats, and carry any medications needed in an emergency. Motorists should also carry a charged cell phone, flashlight, water, food, and ensure you bring emergency food for any animals you may take along on the trip. Travelers should not travel alone. Always notify a close relative, neighbor, or friend when you plan to depart on your trip, what route you plan to take, where you are going, and when you plan to return home. Always leave a reliable person with a contact phone number. Many advanced technology-type locater devices are available for purchase or rent, such as Global Positions System (GPS) devices, SPOT Locators, Personal Locator Beacons, Satellite Messengers, and similar devices. Remember, a mountainous location may not provide cell phone service. In short, traveling in mountainous areas takes preparation and proper planning to ensure if you are stranded for an extended period of time you will remain safe until rescued or until able to extricate yourself from an accident or weather-related predicament.”
According to Sheriff Jon Lopey, “We are grateful Ms. Briggs was rescued and she is now safe. We are very thankful for the SCSO’s SAR team, led by Deputy Burns, and the extraordinary efforts of the Siskiyou County Public Works’ Road Department Crew, whose hard-working and courageous equipment operators saved the day and ensured Ms. Briggs was rescued, despite the very challenging and hazardous environmental conditions they encountered during this critical mission.”
**Search Warrant Operation Uncovers Unlawful Drugs, Gun, Ammo, & Property**
On Saturday, February 16, 2019, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) conducted a search warrant operation in Weed, which resulted in two felony arrests and the seizure of illegal drugs, gun, ammunition, and stolen property.
The search warrant was obtained from the Siskiyou County Superior Court after Deputy Scotty Stock, SCSO, conducted investigative follow-up from a petty theft report he took at a residence in the Carrick Edition, an unincorporated area of Siskiyou County outside of Weed, on February 15, 2019, at about 2:31 p.m. His investigation indicated tools were allegedly stolen during the theft, which likely occurred between February 14 and 16, 2019, but further inquiry elevated the stolen property value to approximately $3,000.00, a felony offense. Sergeant Ben Whetstine assisted with the follow-up investigation. The investigative follow-up by Deputy Stock and Sergeant Whetstine revealed probable cause sufficient to obtain the search warrant due to the likelihood of stolen property and a firearm being at the target address.
A team of SCSO personnel, Sergeant Adam Crisci, Deputy’s John Zook, Kelly Towers, Sam Kubowitz, Anthony Vargas, and Weed Police Department Sergeant Mayberry, and Officer Hopkins, along with the Siskiyou Interagency Major Investigation Team (SUMIT) Agent Barr and lead investigator, Deputy Stock, served the search warrant at a residence in the 500 block of South Weed Boulevard (City of Weed) on February 16 at 2:08 p.m. During the search of the residence and a vehicle, tools and other suspected stolen items were recovered, along with United States currency. Three prescription bottles containing pills, including narcotics were confiscated. Five meth pipes, a Taser, heroin, methamphetamine, and packing materials were also recovered in or just outside the residence. A loaded revolver (handgun) and ammunition were located and seized in the home. The estimated value of the stolen property recovered was $1,375.00.
Ms. Keshia Lenaye Kelly, 31, of Weed, was arrested for felony possession of stolen property, felony (grand) theft (exceeding $950.00), and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Mr. Gwain Robert Kelly, 63, of Weed, was arrested for felony possession of stolen property, felony (grand) theft (exceeding $950.00), ex-felon in possession of a firearm (felony), ex-felon in possession of ammunition (felony), and illegal possession of drugs. Additional charges may be filed at a later time, pending additional investigative follow-up. Not all of the stolen property was recovered during the search warrant operation and other items located in the house are being analyzed to ensure rightful ownership.
According to Sheriff Jon Lopey, “This was a highly-successful investigation that arose from the original theft case. Deputy Stock and others involved in this case solved a major theft case and recovered much of the stolen property, some of which has been returned to its rightful owner. Deputy Stock is a Siskiyou County native and was recently hired by the Department after he served two years with the Alturas Police Department. He is already having a positive influence on his community and this Department and we appreciate his extraordinary efforts and those of his fellow deputies and supervisors during this investigation. When illegally-possessed firearms, drugs, stolen property, and paraphernalia are seized pursuant to law, it is always an indication the local neighborhoods and streets will be safer, at least for a while.
The suspects are scheduled to be arraigned in the Siskiyou County Superior Court for the many felony and misdemeanor violations applicable in this case. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank SUMIT and the Weed Police Department for assisting with this case. There is still work to be done on this investigation and anyone with information about this crime or related offenses is urged to contact the SCSO’s 24-hour Dispatch Center at (530) 841-2900.”
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