Victim, suspect identified in Antioch murder, last Wednesday

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By Sergeant James Stenger #3604, Antioch Police Violent Crimes Unit (Investigations Bureau)

On December 4, 2019 at 11:40 PM, APD dispatch received several calls about shots being fired in the 2100 block of Peppertree Way and a male down on the sidewalk. Officers arrived on scene and found a 35-Year-Old male on the sidewalk suffering from fatal gunshot wounds. The male was pronounced dead at the scene. The Antioch Police Department Investigations Bureau responded and took over the investigation. (See related article)

On Wed., Dec. 11, the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office identified the victim in this shooting murder as 35-year-old Joseph Garrison.

Antioch Police Department Detectives were able to identify 45-Year-Old Vernon Louisville as a suspect in case within a few hours of the shooting. On December 5, 2019, Antioch Police Department detectives tracked Vernon Louisville to a residence in the 600 block of Daniels Street in Vallejo California. During surveillance, Louisville was seen getting into a vehicle and when Antioch Police Department detectives and patrol officers attempted to contact Louisville a short vehicle pursuit ensued. Louisville intentionally rammed a police vehicle in his attempt to escape. Louisville attempted to flee on foot at the end of the pursuit and was apprehended by Antioch Officer Amiri and his police K-9 Purcy.

On December 9, 2019, this case was presented to the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office and Louisville was charged with Garrison’s murder along with a firearms enhancement.

On December 11, 2019, the Antioch Police Department and Pittsburg Police Department SWAT teams successfully conducted two high-risk search warrants for evidence related to this case. The Antioch SWAT team conducted a search at a residence in the 2900 block of Honeynut Street in Antioch. The Pittsburg SWAT team conducted a search at a residence in the 400 block of 12th Street in Pittsburg.

No further information will be released regarding this case at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Brogdon at 925-779-6895, or the Antioch Police Department non-emergency line at (925)778-2441. You may also text-a-tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the key word ANTIOCH.

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Publisher @ December 11, 2019

Suspect wanted for ramming car into Antioch barber shop owner turns herself in

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Ruby Delgadillo. Photo by APD

By Sergeant James Stenger #3604, Antioch Police Violent Crimes Unit (Investigations)

On Wednesday, December 11, 2019, Ruby Delgadillo, the suspect in the felony hit-and-run of an Antioch barber shop owner on Dec.  4, turned herself in with an attorney to Detective Tom Smith. Delgadillo, a Brentwood resident, refused to provide a statement and was booked into the County Jail in Martinez.

The case will be presented to the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office tomorrow Dec. 12. (See related article). 

No further information will be released regarding this case at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Tom Smith at 925-779-6876, or the Antioch Police Department non-emergency line at (925)778-2441. You may also text-a-tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the key word ANTIOCH.

Allen Payton contributed to this report.

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Rain clears for Antioch’s Holiday DeLites parade, Christmas tree lighting but returns for boat parade

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Holiday Extravaganza at Lone Tree Golf & Event Center Saturday, Dec. 14

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Breakfast with Santa at Somersville Towne Center, Saturday, Dec. 14

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Delta-Antioch Kiwanis to hold 43rd Annual Holiday Run & Walk for Health Saturday, Dec. 14

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The Kiwanis Club of the Delta-Antioch will hold their 43rd Annual Holiday Run & Walk for Health fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 14 at Contra Loma Regional Park. Following is the schedule for the various races and age categories.

Registration Begins at 7:30 a.m.

1 Mile Run/Walk 9 a.m.

Ages: 6 & under, 7-9, 10-12. All ages are welcome. For those over the age of 12 entry is for fitness and fun. Ribbons will be awarded to all participants.

10K Run 9:30 a.m.

Ages: 13 & under; 14-18; 19-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+

3 Mile Run/Walk 9:35 a.m.

Ages: 9 & under; 10-12; 13-15; 16-18; 19-24; 25-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69, 70+

Kids Dashes with Santa 10:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 & under (20 yds.); 4-5 (40 yds.); 6-7 (60 yds.)

For more information and to register online visit www.holidayrunandwalk.org.

 

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Antioch man sentenced to 41 months for being felon in possession of ammunition

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Firearm never recovered after Super Bowl Sunday shooting

By Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of California

OAKLAND – David Leigh Cook was sentenced Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2019 to 41 months in prison for being a felon in possession of ammunition, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett. The sentence was handed down by the Honorable James Donato, U.S. District Judge.

Cook, 51, of Antioch, Calif., pleaded guilty to the charge on July 17, 2019. According to the plea agreement, Cook admitted that at approximately 3:45 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday, February 3, 2019, he was in possession of a firearm and ammunition in Antioch, Calif., when he became involved in a dispute with another person. The dispute escalated, and the defendant fired his gun at the other man, striking him at least once. The defendant walked away, returned to his vehicle, and drove off. The defendant was arrested the next day. At the time of his arrest, the defendant did not possess a firearm; the firearm used in the Super Bowl Sunday shooting has never been recovered. The defendant acknowledged that at the time of the Super Bowl Sunday shooting, he knew he previously had been convicted of felonies in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014, and therefore was not eligible to possess a firearm or ammunition.

A federal grand jury indicted Cook on April 11, 2019. He was charged with being a felon in possession of ammunition, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1).

The investigation began when emergency medical personnel responded to the scene of the Super Bowl Sunday shooting and rendered emergency medical treatment to stem the victim’s life-threatening blood loss. Emergency medical personnel and responding law enforcement officers observed spent ammunition casings in close proximity to the victim’s location.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Donato sentenced the defendant to a three-year period of supervised release. After today’s sentencing hearing, the defendant was returned to state custody where he faces additional charges.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan U. Lee is prosecuting the case with the assistance of Jessica Rodriguez Gonzalez and Kathleen Turner. The prosecution is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Antioch Police Department.

 

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Antioch High students honored for handling medical emergency of fellow student

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Antioch High students Dorismar Cervantes and Chris Garcia are honored by Vice Principal Jose Hernandez (left) and Principal Louie Rocha. Photo by AHS.

By Antioch Unified School District 

On Monday, two young heroes surfaced at Antioch High School.

As Dorismar Cervantes was about to exit the restroom in the 1100 hall, she saw that a fellow student looked ill and about to pass out. She was right.

The student, Daniela, was getting weaker despite her friends holding her up.

Dorismar quickly asked one of the friends to get help from nearby teacher Rebecca Quinones, who instructed her AP Spanish student Chris Garcia to assist while she called for help.
Since Chris is a trained lifeguard, he knew what to do. As he approached Daniela, he checked on several aspects, including that her airway was clear.

While waiting for paramedics to arrive, Dorismar and Chris kept vigil over the ill student, who was in and out of consciousness. They kept her in a safe, comfortable and proper position and checked her pulse several times as they knelt near her on the ground.

About 15 minutes later, the paramedics arrived and took over. It turns out the ill student is prone to fainting, especially when extremely stressed or anxious. She recovered by that night and was back at school on Wednesday.

While she doesn’t have official training, Dorismar received some basics from her mother and recently learned some first-aid skills at Los Medanos College.

Quite impressed by these fast-acting and caring students, Principal Louie Rocha and Vice Principal Jose Hernandez presented the dynamic duo with a certificate of appreciation and commemorative Panther Citizen pin. Teachers Edwin Matabuena and Shira Sweitzer suggested and applauded the idea.

“I was really impressed to hear about what you two did,” said Mr. Rocha. “It showed bravery and a willingness to step up. Some people might have just walked away. Thank you for taking care of our student.”

The two seniors reflected on the unusual school day they shared.

Chris said he felt “very proud being able to help and use my skills and knowledge. I felt responsible and calm handling this situation knowing I was able to help someone who is an every day student just like me going through their high school journey.” His family was naturally proud to hear that “I did an awesome deed for a fellow classmate.”

“I’m glad I was there to help her and make sure she didn’t get injured, and my family was happy I did something to help another person,” Dorismar said.

“My mom was glad I paid attention to her and at LMC – that’s why she wants me to become a nurse but I want to have kids and animals,” she added humbly.

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