Palo Cedro Man Arrested After Investigation By New RPD Detectives Unit

Redding Police have assembled a new detectives unit to focus on drugs, human trafficking, gangs, fugitives and street crimes. Last month the unit began an investigation into large scale drug trafficking and guns, allegedly by 51-year-old Ronald Jurin of Palo Cedro. He’s banned from possessing guns or hunting due to multiple poaching convictions in Oregon. He had two active warrants for gun and theft violations Wednesday when detectives stopped him in his Chevy pickup near Intermontain Road. A search reportedly turned up a loaded revolver in the center console, two AR-15 rifles and about an Ounce of Methamphetamine. That led to two search warrants. The first was at a home on Deschutes Road, where a rifle, ammunition and paraphernalia was found. The other warrant was served at a home on Charron Lane, where officers reported finding a very large collection of dozens of guns and ammo, including un-serialized ghost guns with fully automatic capabilities. Jurin was booked into jail on a long list of charges.