Redding police arrest man allegedly stealing truck

A Redding man was arrested earlier this month for allegedly trying to steal a vehicle from a business in south Redding, police said.

A Redding police officer was patrolling in the area of Ellis and Polk streets in the early morning hours on Feb. 3 when he heard banging noises coming from Sonsray Machinery yard, police said.

The officer saw a man inside the fenced yard sitting in the cab of a pickup that was running, police said. When the man saw officers watching him he tried to run away by climbing onto the roof of a nearby business, police said.

Officers used a flying drone to check the roof of the business and determined he was in the fenced yard of another business nearby, police said.

Officers used Njord, a police dog, to

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