Tag: California Highway Patrol

Murder Suspect Arrested Near Red Bluff

October 24, 2023 ·

WESTWOOD—On Friday October 20 at approximately 5:56 p.m. the California Highway Patrol (CHP) located an individual that fit the description of a suspect wanted in connection with a fatal incident that Lassen County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) deputies had just responded to at 4:48 p.m. the same day.

CHP arrested and detained Edward Harold Biggs in connection with that incident. Reports indicate that witnesses told police that they saw Biggs and the victim, later identified as Marty Robert Ashley Sr., who first responders found lying on the side of the road with severe head and facial injuries. Life-saving techniques were administered to the victim to no avail. Mr. Ashley was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lassen County Sheriff’s deputies indicated that witnesses were able to identify the assailant. CHP officers located Biggs in his big red truck on highway 36 close to Manton Road near Red Bluff. Biggs was taken into custody and according to LCSO is currently incarcerated at the Tahama County Jail on a murder charge.

This case is currently under investigation.  If you know anything about the altercation between the victim and suspect you are encouraged to contact LCSO at 530-251-8013.

By Sharon

Man Dies In Fatal Crash On 405 Freeway

September 22, 2023 ·

SHERMAN OAKS—On September 22, at approximately 4:42 a.m., a man traveling at a low rate of speed crashed into the back of a semi-truck on the 405 Freeway at North Mulholland Drive.

According to reports by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers responding to the scene discovered a dark colored 1969 Volkswagen lodged underneath the semi-truck. The driver, who was trapped inside the Volkswagen Beetle, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The southbound lanes of the 405 Freeway due north of Mulholland Drive were shut down after authorities requested a hard closure. A Sig Alert was issued for the No. 4 and 5 Lanes backing up traffic for nearly two hours.

The name of the deceased has been withheld pending the notification of the next of kin. This accident is currently under investigation as the cause of the accident and the liability are unknown.

By Sharon

Woman Rescued After Driving Off PCH In Malibu

June 14, 2023 ·

MALIBU—On Friday, June 9, a woman in a 2002 silver Mercedes drove off the Pacific Coast Highway and into the Pacific Ocean.

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit shared video of the rescue as the California Highway Patrol (CHP) ground and water worked with the aviation unit to get the lone victim of the crash out of the water, above the rocky shores of Malibu. She was hoisted onto the gurney and into the helicopter.

According to CHP, the driver was airlifted to Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks where she was listed in serious condition. She is expected to recover from her injuries. There was no evidence of a possible DUI.

Reports indicate that the driver’s car was recovered on Sunday, June 11. The name of the victim has not been released.

By Sharon

Suspect In Catalytic Converter Theft Sparked Car Chase

June 4, 2023 ·

Suspect In Catalytic Converter Theft

WOODLAND HILLS—A driver suspected of stealing a catalytic converter led Ventura County Sheriffs and the California Highway Patrol on a high-speed car chase that ended in Woodland Hills on Friday, June 2. 

Ventura County Deputies first attempted to pull over a driver in a black Toyota Prius as they suspected a catalytic converter theft was underway in Ventura. The suspect sped away, starting a several-mile chase. 

Once on the 101 freeway, the suspect drove at high speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Multiple CHP officers pursued the driver, who at times exited the freeway, driving at high speeds on the wrong side of residential streets. 

After two attempted PIT maneuvers, the bumper of the Prius was hanging off and the driver sped off of a dirt embankment to get back on the 101 freeway. 

After 2 pm, the driver surrendered with their hands in the air after a third PIT maneuver at the intersection of Ventura Boulevard and De Soto Avenue in Woodland Hills. A female passenger also exited the vehicle minutes later. Both the suspect and the passenger were taken into custody. The names of the suspect and the passenger have not been disclosed to the public.

By Paige Strickland

Westwood Man Struck And Killed By Semi Driver

March 20, 2023 ·

WESTWOOD—On March 19, at approximately 12:05 p.m., a wreck on Highway 99 and Oswald Road claimed the life of Steven Tadeo, 30, of Westwood.

Reports indicate that Tadeo was traveling northbound on the highway at approximately 65 mph in his Toyota Tacoma truck when the driver of a semi-truck took a left, crossing the highway directly in the path of Tadeo. The semi-truck driver was traveling at an accelerated rate of speed when it struck Tadeo’s car.

Reports from the California Highway Patrol indicate that Tadeo’s truck initially struck the landing gear on the left-hand side of the semi and was pinned underneath. Steven died at the scene from blunt force trauma caused by the crash.

Highway 99 between Barry and Oswald Roads were closed to the public for approximately two hours as officers investigated the crash.

Canyon News reached out to Sutter County Sheriff’s Office where Under Sheriff Scott Smallwood indicated the incident is being investigated by the CHP. Canyon News contacted the CHP for more information, but did not hear back before print.

Anyone with details on the incident is asked to call the CHP Yuba-Sutter Office at (530) 645-6200.

By Sharon