House catches fire north of Red Bluff late Monday

RED BLUFF —  A house fire during the late hours of Monday night prompted a Cal Fire and Tehama County Fire Department response. Firefighters were dispatched at 11:12 p.m. to a fully involved structure fire in the Molluc Drive area, a few miles northwest of Red Bluff. It took crews less than two hours to contain the fire around 12:34 a.m. Tuesday. Cal Fire Public Information Officer Kevin Colburn said there was no damage estimate information as of Tuesday morning. Nobody was hurt during this incident. The American Red Cross was not called in for assistance. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

New Policy Now Limits Medical Parole For California Prisoners On Ventilators

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A new California policy could send dozens of quadriplegic, paraplegic or otherwise permanently incapacitated inmates from nursing homes back to state prisons. Prison officials say a change in federal rules led them to limit medical parole to inmates so ill they are hooked to ventilators to breathe, meaning their movement is so limited they are not a public danger. The state previously included a much broader range of permanent incapacities allowing inmates to be cared for in nursing homes outside prison walls. Steve Fama, an attorney with the nonprofit Prison Law Office, said the court-appointed federal office that controls health care in California prisons told him the change could affect about 70 of the 210 inmates approved for medical parole under the current system, started in 2014. “It’d be an awful shame if those people were returned to prison,” Fama said. “Those patients have been proven not to need a prison setting given their medical conditions.” The policy shift comes as the state has been reducing its prison population due to the coronavirus pandemic, as well as a more general push from…

Coyote Likely Behind ‘Suspicious’ Animal Deaths In Citrus Heights, Police Say

CITRUS HEIGHTS (CBS13) — Officers say a coyote is likely responsible for the series of dead animals being found with “suspicious” injuries in Citrus Heights recently. Citrus Heights police say they are aware of several social media posts in some local community groups about animals being found dead. With the animals having suffered suspicious-looking injuries, there was some concern from community members about who or what was responsible. An investigation by the city’s Animal Services Officer has found a much more mundane likely culprit: a coyote. Police say the case is a good reminder for residents that they do share some neighborhoods with wildlife. Still, police urge people to report dead or injured animals to the Animal Services Unit online.

Police: At-Risk Man Reported Missing In Natomas Area

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento Police are asking for the public’s help to locate a man who was reported missing in Natomas and is said to be in danger. Josh Gartner was last seen at 8 a.m. Monday in the 100 block of Lanfranco Cir., according to a Tweet from the Sacramento Police Department. The area is in northwest Natomas near El Centro and Del Paso roads. Please RT/help us locate this missing person at risk due to medical conditions He was last seen at 8AM yesterday 11/29/21)in the 100 block of Lanfranco (North Sac/NW Natomas_near El Centro/Del Paso Rd.) & thought to be driving a blue/grey 2013 Subaru Outback w/plate 7BGT887. — Sacramento Police (@SacPolice) November 30, 2021 Gartner was thought to be driving a blue/grey 2013 Subaru Outback with license plate 7BGT887. He is considered to be at risk because of unspecified medical conditions, police say. Gartner is described as white, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs 150-160 pounds, and was wearing a green Habitat for Humanity sweatshirt and black shoes. Anyone with information about Gartner’s whereabouts is asked to call the police…

Suspect Arrested in Home Invasion Sexual Assault Case

STANISLAUS COUNTY – Authorities arrested a man on home invasion and rape related charges after entering a woman’s home and sexually assaulting her. Friday morning deputies responded to a report of a man who had broken into the woman’s home, sexually assaulted her and stole her ATM card. The location of occurrence was undisclosed by authorities. Detectives with the Crimes Against Persons and Crime Scene units responded to investigate and gather evidence. The victim told investigators the suspect entered her bedroom with a handgun and tied her up. He choked and sexually assaulted her. The suspect made threats to the victim if she reported the incident to authorities when he left. Through the investigation authorities identified the suspect as 40-year-old Jose Luis Ramos Rivera of Modesto. The victim told authorities that she had hired Rivera to work for her as a handyman, and that she had employed him for several months. Authorities said the quick arrest came because the victim had photographed his identification card the day she hired him. Rivera was booked on charges including robbery, home invasion, oral copulation, penetration with a foreign…