Archive for April, 2018

Police arrest suspect in stabbing of runaway boy in Antioch early Monday morning

Monday, April 30th, 2018

By Sgt. William Dee, Antioch Police Field Services Bureau – Patrol

Officers were dispatched to the area behind the Antioch Library for a report of a possible stabbing. Passerby’s stated they heard a subject moaning on the ground in the area. When officers arrived, they found a juvenile male bleeding heavily from the face and arms. Officers immediately called medical personnel to the scene, and the victim was able to provide a brief description of the subject who attacked him. The juvenile was determined to be listed as a runaway.

An area check was conducted, and a suspect was located in the area of the crime scene. He was detained by officers and evidence of the crime was located. The suspect was arrested and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for the felony assault.

The juvenile was taken to an area hospital where he was listed in stable, but critical condition. This incident is still under investigation, and no further information will be released at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call 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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Police catch one of two suspects in armed robbery of man in Antioch early Monday morning

Monday, April 30th, 2018

By Corporal Ted Chang #4362, Antioch Police Field Services Bureau

On Monday, April 30, 2018 at 1:26 A.M., Antioch Police Officers were dispatched to a report of an armed robbery on C Street near West 18th Street. Two suspects armed with firearms approached the victim as he was walking to his parked car on C Street. The suspects demanded cash and then fled on foot.

The victim called police as he watched both suspects flee onto Railroad Avenue. Officers were on another call nearby and responded to the area within seconds. Officers located and detained a 28-year-old male who was in possession of evidence linking him to the crime.

At this time, the investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call 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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Extensive search for missing fisherman in the water near Antioch bridge unsuccessful Saturday

Monday, April 30th, 2018

One fisherman rescued from the river near the Antioch bridge by Contra Costa Sheriff’s Marine Patrol, Saturday, April 28, 2017. Screenshot from NBC Bay Area.

Sheriff’s Marine Patrol assisted by Coast Guard helicopters, state Fish and Wildlife, Contra Costa Fire

By Jimmy Lee, Director of Public Affairs, Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff

Saturday morning at approximately 8:25, Marine Patrol deputies heard a distress call on the radio. It was reported that two men had fallen off a boat near the Antioch Bridge and were struggling in the water. Marine Patrol units responded immediately and within minutes arrived on scene. A deputy located one of the victims who was pulled out of the water by a passing boater. The other boater was missing. The boaters were apparently at the time attempting to set an anchor to fish when their boat was hit by a wake causing both to fall overboard. Both of them were not wearing life jackets.

The missing boater is not being identified at this time. An extensive area search by Coast Guard helicopters, state Fish and Wildlife, and Contra Costa Fire and Sheriff’s Office patrol vessels was suspended at about 3:30 PM. He was not located.

Anyone with any information on this missing boater is asked to contact the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff at 925-646-2441.

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Antioch man shot in Thursday afternoon, police seek unknown suspect

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

By Sergeant Matthew Harger #3305, Antioch Police Field Services Bureau

On 4/26/18 at about 4:35 pm, APD units were dispatched to the 3500 block of Lovebird Way regarding several gunshots heard in the area. While officers were arriving on scene, a 23-year-old male walked into a local hospital suffering from multiple non-life-threatening gunshot wounds which were a result of this shooting. There is not any suspect information at this time.

This preliminary information is made available by the Field Services Bureau. This case is currently under investigation and there will be no further information released regarding this case at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call 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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See the Model Railroad Club’s Spring Train Show in Antioch for one more dayon Sunday

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

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Bidders’ Conference for Keller Canyon grants Monday, April 30 in Pittsburg

Friday, April 27th, 2018

Nonprofit organizations and government agencies wishing to apply for a grant from the Keller Canyon Landfill Mitigation Fund are invited to a Bidders Conference, April 30.

The Keller Canyon grants are from $500 to $10,000 and given to services and events that will benefit residents of Bay Point, Pittsburg and parts of Antioch and Concord, said Supervisor Federal Glover, who oversees the grant program on behalf of the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors.

Interested applicants are REQUIRED to attend:

Keller Canyon Bidders’ Conference

April 30, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

California Theater, 351 Railroad Ave, Pittsburg

Generally, applications that fall into the following general categories will receive consideration:

  • Youth Services – specific activities projects that benefit children/youth
  • Code Enforcement – activities focusing on clean communities
  • Public Safety – related to law enforcement, crime prevention, etc.
  • Community Beautification
  • Community Services – broad category of public benefit activities

The deadline for applications is May 18. After an initial screening, you may be requested to give a 5-minute oral presentation during the week of June 18, 2018 – June 22, 2018. Awards for the fiscal year 2018-2019 will be announced in July.

At the Bidders’ Conference, county staff will provide grant information and general technical assistance on the submission requirements.

For more information about the Bidders Conference, the Keller grant or the application process, contact Brittney Jones, at (925) 608-4200.

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Antioch High Class of 1978 to hold 40 Year Reunion Sept. 1

Friday, April 27th, 2018

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May Summit in Antioch to teach companies about hiring formerly incarcerated workers

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Photo courtesy of NELP.org.

Success Stories and Training for Contra Costa Employers at Fair Chance Employer Summit

The Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County’s Employment & Human Services Department (EHSD), in partnership with the Office of Reentry and Justice, presents the Fair Chance Employer Summit in Antioch on Wednesday, May 16.  Employers will learn about strengthening their hiring processes, minimizing risk, and maximizing value by hiring formerly incarcerated workers who struggle to find employment.  They will gain understanding about the California Fair Chance Act which took effect on Jan. 1, 2018 and how to take advantage of government incentives such as tax credits, fidelity bonding, and wage reimbursements.

WHO             

  • Formerly-incarcerated speakers with their stories of struggle and success
  • Current employers and trainers who have hired/trained these workers
  • Prospective Fair Chance employers, HR professionals, corporate counselors, workforce development professionals, and other California business leaders who want to learn more

WHEN            Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

WHERE          Antioch Community Center

4703 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, CA

INFO &                       CC County Workforce Development Board at (925) 602-6800

REGISTRATION       https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fair-chance-employer-summit-tickets-44411504004

PARTNERS                City of Antioch, City of Brentwood, City of Oakley, City of Pittsburg, HealthRight 360, Soutwest Airlines, Checkr

MORE INFO              The Workforce Development Board (WDB) of Contra Costa County is a unique public/private partnership providing oversight for federally funded workforce programs in Contra Costa County. The WDB’s primary goal is to support a strong workforce system that is flexible and customer-focused.

VIDEO LINK              https://youtu.be/ys9zTNqj2bE

Narrative: John Krause, formerly incarcerated and owner of Big House Beans; Nilton Serva, formerly incarcerated and college student; Barry Hathaway, The Stride Center, Executive Director describe their stories and successes.

Attend and enter for a chance to win a pair of roundtrip tickets anywhere Southwest Airlines flies in the U.S.  (Must Be present to win.)

For more information about Fair Chance Employment, visit http://www.nelp.org/campaign/ensuring-fair-chance-to-work/.

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