RPD: Active Parolee Arrested After Attempting To Break Into Sports LTD

Redding Police say they caught a man trying to break into an East Redding sporting goods store Monday night. At around 11:40PM a burglar alarm brought officers to Sports LTD on Hilltop Drive. They found 35-year-old Steven Billups riding a bicycle from around the back of the building. He’s on active parole and was detained while officers looked around. They found damage to a door and reviewed surveillance video that apparently showed Billups trying to pry the door open with a crowbar, but failing. He was reportedly in possession of the crowbar, as well as bank cards and checks that did not belong to him.