Man Arrested After Crashing Stolen ATV

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office says deputies chased a wanted man on a stolen ATV Thursday afternoon. At around 3:20PM, the deputies saw the off-road Quadrunner traveling at a high rate of speed on Happy Valley Road. They tried to stop the ATV, but the rider just sped up and turned onto Palm Avenue. The deputies stopped chasing him at that point because of the nearby elementary school. The ATV rider turned off the road just past the school's playground, but lost control and crashed into some bushes. He continued on foot as deputies caught up and searched around. About a hundred yards away they found 40-year-old Michael Allen Harvey, an AB109 parolee with five warrants. The ATV had been stolen last month. Harvey was booked on several felony charges.