Man arrested 12 times in 2017 arrested in a stolen vehicle

Joshua Ellis, 26, of Redding. (Redding Police Department / Facebook)

The Redding Police Department arrested a man who they report was arrested 12 times last year.

The arrest took place on Friday when Officer Joanna Bland located a stolen Mercury Mountaineer at Bobwhite Park. Inside the car was Joshua Ellis, 26, from Redding, as well as a woman passenger.

Police said that Ellis had been arrested three times this year for possession of a stolen vehicle. Ellis was reportedly arrested 12 times last year in total.

The woman in the car was booked for public intoxication.

The vehicle had been reported stolen from an older woman who had left her keys in the vehicle.

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