Local agencies arrest 11 on various charges, including man wanted for Antioch shooting
By Lieutenant Tony Morefield, Antioch Police Investigations Bureau
On Wednesday, August 6, 2014, officers and detectives of the Antioch Police Department, in partnership with members of the Pittsburg Police Department, the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office and the FBI conducted a crime suppression detail in the City of Antioch and parts of Pittsburg. This operation was targeted at some of the high crime areas of these cities.
The entire operation lasted from early evening into the late night hours and yielded a total of 11 arrests for charges ranging from narcotics possession and sales to weapon possession and assault with a deadly weapon. In addition to these misdemeanor and felony arrests, four firearms were seized during this operation along with various amounts of narcotics.
Arrest Made in Recent Antioch Shooting
One of the subjects arrested during this operation was 20-year-old Emmitt Tippie. Tippie was wanted on two outstanding felony warrants. He was also the suspect in a recent Antioch shooting (which occurred on July, 31, 2014 in the 1600 block of Sycamore Drive) where a 29-year-old female was shot in front of her apartment. Information was developed in the subsequent investigation into that incident that identified Tippie as the shooter.
During his arrest, he was also found to be in possession of a loaded firearm. He was taken to the Contra Costa County Detention Facility in Martinez on his arrest warrants as well as charges of PC 245(A)(2) – Assault with a deadly weapon (firearm). The case is currently being prepared for filing with the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office.
No additional information concerning this operation will be released at this time. Any further information will be provided by the Investigations Bureau at (925) 779-6939. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.
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