Car Thief Ditches Pickup After Finding Young Child Inside

A pickup truck stolen in North Redding had an unexpected precious cargo that led the thief to quickly abandon the scheme. At 6:35AM Friday morning 27-year-old Katrina Bishop was at her home on Cinder Road, which is off Oasis a little west of the freeway. She left her 3-year-old child in the truck while she went in the house to change clothes. When she came back out she saw the truck being driven away along with her child. Sheriff’s deputies started searching the area and requested help from CHP Air Operations. At 7:09AM, someone called 9-1-1 to report an unattended child in a pickup truck at Pine Grove and Leona Avenue. The child was unharmed and was returned to the parents, who were admonished for leaving the youngster alone. Deputies and detectives were unable to identify the thief. Anyone who may have seen something can call 245-6540.