The city of Mount Shasta and the Mount Shasta Police Department are offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the vandals who have been running amok in downtown Mount Shasta.

The city of Mount Shasta and the Mount Shasta Police Department are offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the vandals who have been running amok in downtown Mount Shasta.

MSPD chief Parish Cross said Friday afternoon that he has enlisted the help of the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Interagency Narcotics Task Force to provide extra coverage in the Mount Shasta area during the night.

Undercover officers in unmarked cars will also be patrolling the area to search for vandals and to enforce the 10 p.m. curfew for those under age 18.

The curfew does not apply to juveniles accompanied by their parents or who have legitimate business, Cross stressed.
City councilor Tim Stearns said Friday afternoon that he’s confident that authorities will take care of the problem as soon as possible.

“I’ve been in contact with city staff and Chief Cross,” Stearns said.

“The police are on top of the investigation... they are cooperating and functioning in coordination with the Sheriff’s Department and other law enforcement agencies, and they’re trying to get to the bottom of this.”

Stearns added that there’s always an officer on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and that he’s proud the city has been able to maintain this level of service in the current economic situation.

If anyone has any information about the vandals, or who hear or see anything suspicious, they are urged to call the MSPD immediately at 926-7539.