On January 11, 2021, Deputy Lourenzo was flagged down by a private person on State Route 45 and County Road 57. The victim reported the attempted theft of fuel from their ranch and provided the Deputy with a description of the subjects. The subject was later located in the Ord Bend Area of Glenn County and was later identified as 32 year old Richard Hodges out of the Redding area.  Hodges was found to be operating a reported stolen vehicle and transporting an explosive device.


Assistance was requested of the Butte County Interagency Bomb Team. Once the Butte County Interagency bomb team arrived on scene, they rendered the explosive safe.


Hodges was taken into custody and booked into the Glenn County Jail for: Possession of a destructive device, transportation of a destructive device, felon in possession of a stun gun, possession of stolen property, possession of narcotics, possession of narcotic paraphernalia, and outstanding warrants out for his arrest out of Shasta County. He is currently being held without bail.


The investigation of this incident is still ongoing. Anyone with information and/or questions regarding this crime is asked to contact Deputy Lourenzo at (530) 934-6431.


For more information, contact the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office at 934-6441, visit our website: www.countyofglenn.net/Sheriff or access us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/glenncountysheriff