Archive for June, 2013

Highway 4 widening project reaches milestone with opening of Loveridge bridge

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Eastbound on- and off-ramps to be closed

On June 28, 2013, the Highway 4 Widening Project will reach a major milestone when the northbound half of the new Loveridge Road overpass structure is completed and opened to traffic. Opening the northbound half of the new bridge will reduce congestion and improve traffic flow along Loveridge Road.

To prepare for this bridge opening, the eastbound on-ramp from Loveridge Road will be closed on Friday morning from 5:00 am to 11:59 am, and the eastbound off-ramp from Highway 4 to Loveridge Road will be closed from 5:00 am to 11:00 am. This week, the traffic signals will be modified, and new striping will be placed. When work is completed and the roadway is opened to traffic on Friday afternoon, northbound Loveridge Road traffic will use the new bridge during the next phase of construction, and southbound Loveridge Road traffic will have access to the new eastbound on-ramp to Highway 4. The next phase will include construction of the median barrier which divides northbound and southbound traffic on the Loveridge Road bridge.

The Highway 4 projects include improvements to the entire project corridor that will help revitalize eastern Contra Costa County. The projects expand Highway 4 from four to eight lanes between Loveridge Road and SR-160, and add a BART extension from Pittsburg to Antioch (eBART). The projects will also expand the highway from two to four lanes from Lone Tree Way to Sand Creek Road.

This will greatly improve transit accessibility for the region and help reduce traffic congestion and enhance the quality of life for the more than 250,000 residents of eastern Contra Costa County. The projects have been carefully staged to keep 130,000 vehicles per day moving as major construction and demolition work continue, and include over $1.3 billion in State, Federal, Regional Bridge Toll, and Contra Costa Measures C & J sales tax funds.

Caltrans and CCTA appreciate your patience as we work to improve the highways. For the most current information on all SR-4 corridor closures please visit our website at: http://4eastcounty.org.

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Antioch police ask public’s help to find murder suspect

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
Ruslan Yaroslavovich Bazelyan, Russian male, age 21, 6'0" tall, 160 lbs, brown hair, green eyes

Ruslan Yaroslavovich Bazelyan, Russian male, age 21, 6’0″ tall, 160 lbs, brown hair, green eyes

By Detective Santiago Castillo, Antioch Police Investigations Bureau –Violent Crimes Unit

The Antioch Police Department is requesting the public’s help in locating a suspect in a homicide that occurred on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. The victim was a 71-year-old male named Ronald Henry Rush who was killed in his home, 4405 Horseshoe Circle in Antioch, sometime around June 10th and June 11th of 2013. The victim was killed as a result of blunt force trauma to the head.

The investigation has revealed that Ruslan Yaroslavovich Bazelyan had befriended the victim sometime around the beginning of June, 2013. Since that time, the victim had been allowing Bazelyan to stay at his residence for at least a week before the homicide. Following the homicide, Bazelyan fled the location with the victim’s car and cell phone. It is believed that Bazelyan is either in the Sacramento or San Francisco area possibly doing work as an auto mechanic or auto body repairman.

The Antioch Police Department currently holds a warrant for Bazelyan’s arrest for the charges of murder and vehicle theft.

Ruslan Yaroslavovich Bazelyan

Ruslan Yaroslavovich Bazelyan

 

The vehicle is a metallic gold 2008 BMW 328i 2 door hard top convertible. The vehicle has personalized California license plates of: FOXRHR.

This vehicle is currently listed at stolen.

Bazelyan is a 21-year-old white male adult. He is a Russian immigrant who came to this country as a refugee from the Ukraine in 2003. He is approximately 6-feet tall and weighs approximately 160 lbs. He has brown hair and green eyes. Bazelyan does speak English but talks with a Russian accent. During his time with the victim, Bazelyan claimed his name was “Alex” which was later determined to be a false name.

Please see the recent photographs of Bazelyan and the victim’s missing vehicle.

If you know the whereabouts of Bazelyan or the missing vehicle, please contact your local police agency or the Antioch Police Department Investigations Bureau at (925) 779-6933. You may also text an anonymous tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

2009 BMW 328i 2-door, gold, Hard Top Convertible CA Lic: FOXRHR

2009 BMW 328i 2-door, gold, Hard Top Convertible
CA Lic: FOXRHR

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Amber alert issued, then canceled for 11-month-old Antioch girl abducted by father, but later returned safe, on Monday

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
Joshua Benton

Joshua Benton

By Sergeant M. Schwitters & Lieutenant Robin Kelley Antioch Police Field Services Bureau

On Monday, June 24, 2013 at 10:19 AM, the Antioch Police Department responded to a call of shots fired in the area of Rainier Lane and Sunset Lane. Upon arrival, it was learned that during a domestic dispute the victim (11-month-old Justice Alasheia Benton) was abducted by her father (24-year-old Joshua Elijah Benton) and taken from the residence. As Benton was leaving, it was reported that he fired one shot into the air from a handgun and got in on the passenger side of the above listed vehicle and fled the area.

Justice was wearing pink pajamas and the vehicle was described as a dark green Dodge Caravan or Plymouth with tinted back windows.

An Amber alert was subsequently initiated for the abduction of Justice Benton. Joshua Benton is considered to be armed and dangerous.

As a result of the Amber alert put out by CHP, Antioch Police officers received information regarding Joshua Benton’s whereabouts. Benton was subsequently located a short distance from his residence holding baby Justice and being followed by family members. Upon seeing police officers, Benton handed the baby to a family member and then fled on foot. An extensive area check was completed; however, Benton was not located.

Anyone with information regarding Joshua Benton’s whereabouts is encouraged to call Dispatch at 778-2441.

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Highway 4 full freeway closure between A Street and Somersville Thursday and Friday evenings

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) are widening State Route 4 (SR-4) through Pittsburg and Antioch. As part of this construction work, the contractor will be installing overhead sign structures that span westbound SR-4. In order to ensure crew and public safety during this work, the contractor will close all lanes of SR-4 in the westbound direction between Lone Tree Way/A Street and Somersville Road/Auto Center Drive on Thursday and Friday evenings, June 27 and 28 from 11:59 pm to 3:00 am.

The detour for this work will be as follows:

Westbound motorists will be directed off the highway at the Lone Tree Way/A Street exit, right on A Street, left on 18th Street, left on L Street, right on Sycamore Drive, left on Somersville Rd./Auto Center Drive and right onto the on-ramp to SR-4. For detour map, please see attachment.

The Highway 4 projects include improvements to the entire project corridor that will help revitalize eastern Contra Costa County. The projects expand Highway 4 from four to eight lanes between Loveridge Road and SR-160, and add a BART extension from Pittsburg to Antioch (eBART). The projects will also expand the highway from two to four lanes from Lone Tree Way to Sand Creek Road.

This will greatly improve transit accessibility for the region and help reduce traffic congestion and enhance the quality of life for the more than 250,000 residents of eastern Contra Costa County. The projects have been carefully staged to keep 130,000 vehicles per day moving as major construction and demolition work continue, and include over $1.3 billion in State, Federal, Regional Bridge Toll, and Contra Costa Measures C & J sales tax funds.

Caltrans and CCTA appreciate your patience as we work to improve the highways. For the most current information on all SR-4 corridor closures please visit our website at: http://4eastcounty.org.

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Mayor Harper supports sale of Roddy property to Regional Park District

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Dear Editor:

By now most readers have heard that East Bay Regional Parks is going to acquire the Roddy Ranch property from Jack and Donna Roddy. While some people may lament the loss of more housing subdivisions, I for one am delighted by the preservation of the beautiful ranch lands. The economic realities of the market place have created an opportunity for Jack and Donna to choose to preserve their legacy in the form of parklands. I congratulate them and the park district in being able to forge this monumental agreement.

It has been shown that the theory of building subdivision after subdivision would magically create jobs in the future, is faulty logic. When the voters spoke on the Roddy project to include it in the City’s urban limit line, the superior option of having a regional park was not one of the questions.  In my opinion the residents of the entire Northern California area are better served by a regional park under the stewardship of America’s premier park system (East Bay Regional Park District) than by yet another subdivision.

The purchase of Roddy Ranch by East Bay Regional Parks proves that even lands within the urban limit line can be preserved for future generations to enjoy.  With the experience of the successful preservation of Roddy Ranch, I will be urging the community to support maintaining the integrity of the urban limit line.

Wade Harper, Mayor of Antioch

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Antioch police investigate suspicious package on Friday

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

By Lieutenant Tammany Brooks, Antioch Police Community Policing Bureau

On Friday, June 21, 2013 at 2:27 p.m., Antioch Police responded to a report of a suspicious package on a bus stop bench in the 4000 block of Lone Tree Way. Officers located a medium-sized packaging envelope that appeared to be full. Markings on the envelope caused officers to be concerned with its unknown contents. As a precautionary measure, Lone Tree Way was blocked off from James Donlon Blvd. to Bluerock Drive in both directions, and nearby residents were encouraged to remain indoors for about 1 ½ hours.

Members of the Walnut Creek Bomb Squad responded to the scene and determined the envelope was safe and there was never any public hazard. The roadway was reopened and the affected residents were notified.

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Seacret offers natural skin care from the Dead Sea and income opportunity

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

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Antioch man arrested for stabbing man, Saturday

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Donald FosselmanBy Sergeant Steve Bias, Antioch Police Community Policing Bureau

On Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 4 p.m., Antioch Police began receiving calls of a fight, then a stabbing occurring in the 1600 block of Cavallo Road. Upon arrival, there were numerous people present providing varying statements as to what occurred, but Donald Fosselman was identified as being the person who stabbed another male with a knife. The victim was gone upon officers arrival.

The victim, a 43-year-old male Antioch resident, was at the residence of Donald Fosselman for unknown reasons.

A short time later a local hospital called to report a stabbing victim had arrived for treatment. Officers interviewed the partially cooperative victim and determined that he was the victim of this stabbing. His wounds were substantial, but not life threatening and was expected to be released after treatment sometime this evening.

Fosselman, who has a long criminal history which includes convictions for robbery, terrorist threats, burglary and theft, was arrested and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for the assault.

You may text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

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