TYPE OF EVENT:
PC 664/187 – Attempted Murder
PC 245(a)(2) – Assault w/ Deadly Weapon (Firearm)
PC 246 – Shoot at Inhabited Dwelling
PC 30305(a)(1) – Possession of Ammo by Prohibited Person PC 29800 – Felon in Possession of a Firearm
PC 148(a)(1) – Resist, Obstruct, Delay a Peace Officer
LOCATION: 800 block of W. Moyer Ave. – City of Ridgecrest
SUSPECT: Zachary Christopher Grantland (28 YOA)
On 04/24/2020, at approximately 1:10 PM, Ridgecrest Police Department officers were dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of W. Moyer Ave. regarding a report of loud banging and possible gunshots being heard. Upon arrival, officers contacted the resident who stated he was sitting in his living room when he heard banging and then gunfire. The resident stated three (3) bullets were fired into residence. The resident went outside after the gunfire stopped and observed a subject walking from the residence to a red colored Ford Mustang, which fled from the scene. The resident recognized the subject as, Zachary Grantland, whom he knew from prior contacts.
Ridgecrest Police Department Detectives assumed the investigation and learned Grantland may be avoiding capture while staying at the Oyo Hotel. On 04/28/2020, at about 2:30 PM, Detective Hallmark, Detective Rinaldi, Sgt. Groves and Sgt. Marrone, responded to the Oyo Hotel, located at 535 S. China Lake Blvd. Grantland fled from the hotel and began running southbound on S. China Lake Blvd. Detectives Rinaldi and Hallmark engaged in a foot pursuit with Grantland, scaling a 7 foot chain-link fence and numerous brick walls. Grantland attempted to elude capture by running into the Miguel Ct. apartments and jumping into backyards. Detectives followed Grantland over the walls and subsequently arrested him.
Grantland was arrested for the listed charges and later booked into the Central Receiving Facility (CRF) in Bakersfield, CA.
JED MCLAUGHLIN, Chief of Police
PREPARED BY: Sgt. R. Marrone – Investigations Sergeant