Suspect arrested in carjacking and assault of couple in Antioch
By Sergeant Steve Bias, Antioch Police Patrol Division
On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at approximately 8:40 p.m., Antioch police received a report of a carjacking that occurred at a local restaurant. Two patrons of the restaurant were assaulted by a male and female in the parking lot as they were attempting to leave. After the assault, the responsible stole the victim’s vehicle. The victims suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Approximately an hour later a citizen notified Antioch police that a vehicle matching that of the victim vehicle was involved in a solo accident on Contra Loma Blvd., in Antioch. After the collision the driver was seen getting into a separate vehicle and fleeing the scene.
Pittsburg police located that second vehicle in their city and pursued the vehicle for a short distance as the driver fled to avoid arrest. The driver lost control, crashing into a street sign and vegetation at the intersection of East Leland Road and Loveridge Road in Pittsburg.
Isidro Gali was a passenger in the pursuit vehicle and identified as the male half of the carjacking. He was placed under arrest by Antioch Police. Pittsburg Police handled the disposition of the driver of that vehicle for their own on view charges related to the pursuit.
The investigation is ongoing and no further arrests have been made up to this point.
Gali has an extensive criminal history to include convictions for auto theft, burglary, willful discharge of firearm, and DUI. Gali was booked into the Martinez detention facility on charges of Carjacking and Possession of Stolen Property.
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