Arrest Made in May Antioch Home Invasion Robbery

Men Were Dressed in Police Uniforms

By Sergeant Steve Bias, Antioch Police Investigations\

A suspect wanted in a home invasion robbery on May 25, 2012 in Antioch was located and arrested on Thursday, July 12.

In the early morning of May 25, at 1:20 am, two males knocked on the victim’s front door in the 3600 block of Baywood Circle in Antioch. When the resident answered, the men who were dressed in partial law enforcement uniforms told him that they were there to serve a search warrant, and went into the house. They began to search through the front portion of the house and directed a second resident to remain in a bedroom while they were there.

After a few minutes of the resident asking questions, he began to suspect that the males were not law enforcement by the answers received, and unusual aspects of the uniforms they were wearing. When confronted, the males left the residence. No weapons were seen.

Antioch detectives followed up on minimal leads at first, which eventually led them to a possible connection regarding uniforms from a volunteer of an unnamed agency that were not returned. Kelsey Scales was found to be a suspect and identified by the victims of this robbery attempt. A search was completed at Scale’s residence, and the two uniforms were recovered. Scales was located and arrested last Thursday, July 12.

The Contra Costa District Attorney’s office filed charges against Scales for burglary, possession of stolen property, attempted auto theft, and impersonating an officer.

The second suspect, described as a black male, age 25 to 30, 5’6” and 150 lbs. is still at large.

Anyone with further information regarding this incident should contact Detective Eric McManus at (925) 779-6940.

This preliminary information is made available by the Investigations Bureau. Any further information or additional press releases will be provided through the Media Access Line at (925) 779-6874. Anonymous tips may be texted to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword ANTIOCH in the body of the narrative.

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