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Antioch Police calls for service highlights for September 15-21, 2016

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Antioch Police calls for service highlights as published in City Manager Steve Duran’s Weekly Report dated September 23, 2016 and provided by Chief of Police Allan Cantando.

Time Period: 09/15/16 00:00:00 – 09/21/16 23:59:59

Number of Calls for Service: 1,638

Number of Case Reports: 301

Number of Arrests: 74

Felony: 29

Misdemeanor: 40

Infraction: 5

Arrests with DUI charge: 2

The data is based upon unaudited CAD/RMS data at time of report generation.

  • ·9/22/2016 at 4:48 am, a witness called after seeing 67 year old Steven Kinder start a small fire behind the Dutch Pride Dairy located at 507 E. 18th St. near the dumpster. Officers responded and detained Kinder while Contra Costa County Fire extinguished the fire. Kinder stated he was just trying to keep warm. Damage was minimal and limited to an exterior wall. An owner of Dutch Pride Dairy responded and was undecided on prosecuting Kinder. Kinder was released at the scene pending further investigation.
  • ·9/21/2016 at 6:59 pm, an officer was on routine patrol in the area of Country Hills Dr. and Appaloosa Way when he observed 20 year old Trent Sereal walking in the area. The officer made a consensual stop on Sereal and discovered he had two outstanding warrants for his arrest on theft related charges. Sereal was taken into custody without incident and was later transported to county jail.
  • ·9/21/2016 at 11:24 am, an officer contacted 25 year old Bronson Boyle during a pedestrian stop on Lone Tree Way near Davison Dr. Boyle was found to have a warrant for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Boyle was arrested and transported to county jail.
  • ·9/21/2016 at 3:20 am, 39 year old Brandon Hill was contacted during a pedestrian stop in the area of Railroad Ave. and Walter Way. A name check revealed he had an outstanding non-citable arrest warrant for theft related charges held by Antioch PD. He was arrested without incident and booked at county jail.
  • ·9/20/2016 at 10:02 pm, 25 year old Desi Davis was contacted in the area of Renwick Ln. and Hillcrest Ave. during a traffic stop. A name check revealed she had an outstanding felony bench warrant for robbery out of Hollywood. She was arrested without incident and sent to county jail.
  • ·9/20/2016 at 2:46 pm, dispatch received several 9-1-1 calls advising of a shooting having just occurred in the 1100 block of D St. While en route, a caller from Fremont Elementary School advised they were going on lock down as they heard the shots as well. Officers arrived and contacted several people at 1104 “D” St, most of which were uncooperative. It was determined that the shooting occurred in the driveway at this location. One parked car was struck by gunfire. There are no known injuries.
  • ·9/20/2016 at 2:43 pm, officers responded to the 2200 block of Buchanan Rd. on a report of a subject trespassing. Officers arrived and contacted 67 year old James Wedding. A computer check revealed Wedding had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for narcotics charges. Wedding was arrested and released from the scene on a signed promise to appear.
  • ·9/20/2016 at 1:30 pm, officers responded to the McDonalds on Mahogany Way on a report of a man lying on the ground screaming. Officers arrived and contacted 29 year old Emmanuel Easter. While speaking to Easter, officers noticed a glass methamphetamine pipe sticking out of his pants pocket. Officers asked Easter to stand up and in doing so a bullet fell from his pants pocket. A search of his person was conducted and no other contraband was located. A computer check revealed Easter is a convicted felon with prior firearms convictions. Easter was arrested and booked into county jail.
  • ·9/20/2016 at 12:53 pm, 51 year old Jorge Feliciano came to the front lobby of APD to register as a sex offender. A computer check revealed he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Feliciano was arrested without incident and booked into county jail.
  • ·9/20/2016 at 11:42 am, a resident in the 2200 block of Banyan Way called APD to report that last night she heard gunshots in the area at around 3:00 am. She came outside this morning and found both of her cars had been struck with bullets. The resident told the officer she didn’t know who shot her vehicles and some neighborhood kids picked up the casings. There are no other investigative leads at this time.
  • ·9/20/2016 at 9:13 am, a neighbor in the 3500 block of Mallard Way called APD to report an unknown vehicle in front of her neighbor’s house with two suspects looking over the fence. When officers arrived a short time later, they heard glass break to the rear of the house. Two suspects ran west bound up a hill towards the entrance to Black Diamond Mines. Soon after that, one suspect appeared from a few houses down and quickly got into a black Hyundai Sonata rental car. The vehicle fled the scene but was picked up by an officer who was just arriving in theneighborhood. The Hyundai fled down James Donlon Blvd. and a pursuit was initiated, but it was quickly terminated due to the excessive speed the Hyundai was travelling. Officers checked the house and found it was burglarized, but there appeared to be no loss. The suspects that ran over the hill were not located.
  • ·9/19/2016 at 8:48 pm, 32 year old Adam Smith got onto a Tri Delta bus at the Bay Point BART station. He refused to pay for his fare and the bus driver was afraid of Smith so she didn’t push the issue. Smith began asking other passengers for money and talking about God as he talked to himself. Smith tried to push the bus driver out of her seat while the bus was moving and grabbed at the steering wheel to turn the bus from its course. The driver was able to maintain control of the bus and pulled to the curb at Sycamore Dr. and Auto Center Dr. in Antioch where she called for the police. Officers contacted Smith, but he refused officers’ commands and struggled with the officers. Smith was ultimately arrested and taken to county jail for carjacking and resisting arrest.
  • ·9/19/2016 at 11:14 pm, officers noticed suspicious subjects loitering around the detached garage at 29 E. 6th St, who all quickly went inside and closed the door after seeing the police. Officers made contact with a woman at the garage. The woman initially lied to officers but ultimately admitted that 38 year old Albert Riley was hiding inside the garage. A records check of Riley revealed a felony warrant in the system for grand theft. Riley surrendered after a few announcements were made. He was booked into county jail.
  • ·9/19/2016 at 6:06 pm, officers were dispatched to the area of Cavallo Rd. and Gary Ave. for a subject slumped over in a vehicle. Officers arrived and located 49 year old Leonard Burleigh asleep in the passenger seat of a parked vehicle. Burleigh is on misdemeanor probation and during a search was found to be in possession of methamphetamine. Burleigh was released from the scene with a citation.
  • ·9/19/2016 at 12:22 pm, officers were dispatched to 2530 Cathy Ct. for a restraining order violation. Upon arrival, they contacted 39 year old Marcos Figueroa in the backyard in violation of a served restraining order. He was arrested without incident and booked into county jail.
  • ·9/18/2016 at 7:30 pm, 34 year old Michael Vegas called the police stating that he was at CVS located at 4028 Lone Tree Way and that he needed help washing methamphetamine off his body. Vegas was determined to be under the influence of a controlled substance and arrested. He was booked into county jail.
  • ·9/18/2016 at 5:36 pm, an officer was flagged down by the clerk at Romi’s liquors located at 418 E. 18th St. who said he had a restraining order against 32 year old Randy Williams and that Williams was in front of the store refusing to leave. The officer arrived and located Williams walking away from the store. Williams was contacted and determined to be on felony probation with a stay away order from Romi’s. Williams was arrested and booked into county jail.
  • ·9/18/2016 at 3:30 pm, an officer contacted 20 year old Jordon Hanson and 33 year old Sarah Hendrickson at W 2nd St. and F St. A computer check revealed both subjects had warrants for their arrest. The warrants were confirmed and Hendrickson was cited and released from the scene for petty theft. Hanson was booked into county jail for narcotics related warrants.
  • ·9/18/2016 at 2:09 pm, an officer conducted a traffic stop on a Honda without license plates. The officer made contact with 32 year old Jaamar Jones who is on parole. During a search, Jones was found in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine. He was arrested and cite-released in the field.
  • ·9/18/2016 at 10:04 am, officers were dispatched to the area of Winterglen Way and Woodbridge Way on a report of suspicious males walking around with back packs, possibly casing the neighborhood for homes to burglarize. Officers arrived in the area and located one subject, 20 year old Tevin Herron, who appeared to be acting as a look-out on Country Hills Dr. and Chism Way. As officers attempted to get into position to contact him, they lost sight of Herron. Officers found Herron again walking on Country Hills Dr. and Hillcrest Ave. but now he was with three other males. Officers attempted to contact the males, but three took off running. Herron stopped and was detained. Officers chased one of the males on foot from Country Hills Dr., through Wal-Mart, around several other businesses and then up the hill behind the skate park where he was caught. The other two males were not located. Herron admitted the other three males were getting ready to break into a house. A homeowner in the 4800 block of Chism Way approached officers at the scene and advised the officers their house had been burglarized. The resident showed officers a photo saved from their Ring.com doorbell system and it was a picture of Herron. Herron was questioned about the crime and he admitted to it. Herron was ultimately booked into county jail. Herron and the second subject that was detained are from the same neighborhood in San Francisco, however, they claimed not to know each other. Officers are still looking into the possibility they committed other burglaries in the area. The second subject was released pending further investigation.
  • ·9/18/2016 at 6:08 am, a vehicle travelling on Davison Dr. near Harris Dr. left the roadway and struck a PG&E power box which caused a fire. PG&E had to respond and cut the power before Contra Costa County Fire could extinguish the fire. There were no injuries in the collision.
  • ·9/17/2016 at 9:19 pm, 31 year old Elvis Barajas was walking in traffic near A St. and W 16thSt. and found to be too intoxicated to care for himself. He was arrested and sent to county jail.
  • ·9/17/2016 at 8:21 pm, a customer was inside the Valero located at 1801 Hillcrest Ave. when he saw a male wearing a mask enter the store and approach the clerk. The male suspect demanded money and brandished a pistol. When the clerk said he did not have any money, the male suspect put the gun away and ran out of the store. He was last seen eastbound on E. 18th St. An area check brought negative results and there was no loss.
  • ·9/17/2016 at 2:48 pm, a male suspect entered the Save Cleaner located at 3190 Contra Loma Blvd. and pointed a handgun at the clerk demanding money. The suspect fled the business with cash and left in a gray four door sedan. An area check was conducted with negative results. The suspect was wearing a Philadelphia Eagles Hat and a black t-shirt with “Supporting the Streets” on the front. Surveillance video captured the incident. This case is still under investigation.
  • ·9/17/2016 at 9:29 am, officers were dispatched to the rear of Sporting Edge located at 2005 Somersville Road on a complaint of transients in the area possibly using drugs. Officers located 28 year old Jordan Crume who was foundin possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also found to be on felony probation. He was arrested and booked into county jail.
  • ·9/16/2016 at 9:04 pm, officers responded to the report of a female screaming at the Delta Pine apartments located at 2301 Sycamore Dr. in the center of the complex. Upon arrival, the female was gone, but officers contacted 47 year old James Saunders. A records check showed an outstanding warrant for his arrest for violation of parole. He was taken into custody without incident and booked into county jail.
  • ·9/16/2016 at 8:34 pm, an officer made a vehicle enforcement stop for traffic violations. 40 year old Cesar Franco displayed objective symptoms of being under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. After a series of field sobriety tests, the officers gave Franco an opportunity to blow into the preliminary alcohol screening device. The device showed Franco’s blood alcohol content to beat .31%. Franco was placed under arrest and was transported to county jail for a sobering period.
  • ·9/16/2016 at 2:28 pm, a 21 year old male came to Antioch PD to report an armed robbery. The male stated he ordered approximately 1 1/2 pounds of marijuana and edibles from a marijuana dispensary out of Martinez. The male arranged to meet the delivery driver on Silva St. Upon the delivery driver’s arrival, the male got into the delivery driver’s front passenger seat. The two were about to exchange money for marijuana. The victim had $4,000 in cash and his cell phone on his lap when two unknown males approached him. One of the males pointed a firearm at the victim’s chest as the other male punched the delivery driver in the face. The two males took the victim’s marijuana, cash and cell phone. The responsibles had similar descriptions as the suspects in the robbery at the Credit Union on day shift. A photo line-up was created but the victim was unable to identify them. Officers have not been able to locate or determine who the delivery driver was as of this writing.
  • ·9/16/2016 at 12:07 pm, two males entered the Las Brumas Mexican Restaurant located at 913 W. 10th St. and demanded that the employees get onto the floor. Both males had their hands under their shirts and stated that they had guns. The two males stole the till from the cash register and fled the store on foot. At 1:45 pm, the Antioch Credit Union located at 301 G St. was robbed by two males. 18 year old Anthony Smith and 18 year old Khalid Noel were arrested for the bank robbery. Smith was positively identified as committing the Las Brumas robbery also. The investigation is ongoing. Both males were booked into county jail.
  • ·9/16/2016 at 1:46 am, 45 year old Gary Duarte was contacted and arrested in the area of E. 18th St. and Terrace Dr. on an outstanding no-cite warrant. He was booked into county jail without incident.
  • ·9/15/2016 at 10:59 pm, 35 year old Curtis Jones was observed riding his bike on the sidewalk in the area of Hillcrest Ave. and Lone Tree Way in violation of Antioch municipal codes. An officer made an enforcement stop and discovered Jones was wanted out of San Francisco for theft related violations. Jones was taken into custody without incident. Jones was transported to county jail on the warrant and while at county jail, was found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine. Jones was booked on the additional charges.
  • ·9/15/2015 at 8:27 pm, a grandfather was pushing his granddaughter in her stroller for a daily walk. He was crossing at Gentrytown Dr. and Lopez Dr. when a vehicle driving northbound on Gentrytown Dr, struck them in the crosswalk. The driver stated a bus pulled from the nearby bus stop and its headlights had temporarily blinded him. He saw the grandfather pushing the stroller at the last minute and slowed to a couple miles an hour. He broadsided the stroller, just knocking it over. The infant was restrained in an attached car carrier that sits on the stroller. This was knocked loose and onto the ground. The baby was uninjured, but transported to the hospital as a precaution. The baby was released later in the shift with no notable injuries. Alcohol and speed were not factors.
  • ·9/15/2016 at 7:00 am, a US Postal Inspector requested we assist his unit with a search at a house in the 3200 block of Ashley Way. 54 year old Daniel Hard lives at the residence and is on parole. He is also a known criminal street gang member. We sent two units to be on the outside perimeter and for radio communications. During the search Postal Inspectors found over 1,000 stolen identities, a pistol, a stolen vehicle and methamphetamine. We agreed to book Hard into county jail for the Inspectors, so he can be held until he is indicted federally.
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Panelists with diverse backgrounds, public discuss police-community relations at symposium in Antioch, Saturday night

Thursday, September 29th, 2016
Tamisha Walker, a re-entry professional and former convict, (center) speaks during the symposium, as the other panelists (from left to right), Mary Kelly Persyn, founder and principal of Persyn Law & Policy, Sgt. Joe Johnson of the California Highway Patrol, Retired Oakley Police Officer Mark Hicks, who has a background in stolen car defense training, nurse Shonta Archie, and mental health professional and clinical therapist Dr. Richard Hanzy, look on. photo by Allen Payton

Tamisha Walker, a re-entry professional and former convict, (center) speaks during the symposium, as fellow panelists (from left to right), Mary Kelly Persyn, founder and principal of Persyn Law & Policy, Sgt. Joe Johnson of the California Highway Patrol, Retired Oakley Police Officer Mark Hicks, who has a background in stolen car defense training, nurse Shonta Archie, and mental health professional and clinical therapist Dr. Richard Hanzy, look on and the audience listens. photo by Allen Payton

By Debbie Hicks

Antioch and East County residents had the opportunity to discuss and hear from a variety of panelists about President Obama’s report on 21st Century Policing during a symposium held in Antioch, Saturday night.  Organized by the recently formed Antioch Community Team (ACT), made up of local residents and parents, the symposium addressed the first pillar of the report, Trust and Legitimacy.

Organizers originally planned to focus the symposium on Antioch and had begin promoting it as such. But, once it was learned that neither Antioch Police Chief Allan Cantando nor Captain Tammany Brooks, who learned about 21st Century Policing while at the FBI in Washington, D.C., earlier this year, could attend that evening, the focus was changed to a general discussion on issues affecting our nation. The group then published a new flyer reflecting that change.

The theme of the event was, ‘Building Bridges and Tearing Down Barriers’.  Current police-related deaths of African Americans across the country, have brought attention to the mistrust and damaged relationship between communities and law enforcement.  ACT assembled a panel of six professionals from Antioch and the Bay Area to have a proactive, meaningful discussion on how and why fear plays a role in affecting Trust and Legitimacy between law enforcement and communities-at-large.

Panelists included attorney Mary Kelly Persyn, founder and principal of Persyn Law & Policy, Sgt. Joe Johnson of the California Highway Patrol, Tamisha Walker, a re-entry professional and former convict, Retired Oakley Police Officer Mark Hicks, who has a background in stolen car defense training, Shonta Archie, a nurse and mental health professional and clinical therapist Dr. Richard Hanzy.

Held at the Delta Bay Church of Christ, the approximately 70 residents who attended, including some local officials, had the change to participate in the discussion. During public speaking and testimony, a diverse group of people described why trust was difficult to come by.  In order for us to build upon trust, all attendees concluded, we must continue to partner with each other, be respectful of one another, and continue to hold events which bring together communities and law enforcement to address current topics.  The importance of educating our community on difficult challenges officers experience every day, law enforcement having a better understanding of the community they serve and bringing young people into this discussion was also emphasized.

For information on future symposiums, email Con Johnson @conjohnson1@gmail. To learn more about 21st Century Policing, please see the original article about the symposium, here and click on the links at the bottom.

Hicks is one of the founders of ACT. Allen Payton contributed to this report.

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Police seek help in finding Antioch teen girl missing for 11 days

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

missing-antioch-teenBy Lieutenant D. Bittner #3252, Antioch Police Field Services Bureau

On Sunday, September 18, 2016, Naomi Lomax (15 years old) was reported as a missing person. She was last seen around 7:00 a.m. on September 17, 2016 near the 4400 block of Wolf Way in Antioch. Her whereabouts are unknown at this time. She is described as being mixed-race, 5’03” tall, 120 lbs, dark curly hair dyed red, and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing black pants, a red flannel shirt, black shoes, and a black hat.

Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is encouraged to call Detective Matt Allendorph with the Antioch Police Department at (925)779-6933. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

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Antioch Police, other agencies arrest 25 during felony warrant sweep, sex registrant compliance operation

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

By Lieutenant Tony Morefield, Antioch Police  Patrol Division

From 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Monday, September 26, 2016 through Wednesday the 28th, officers and detectives of the Antioch Police Department, in partnership with members of the United States Marshals Service, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, San Francisco Police Department, Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, Department of State, California Department of Corrections, Contra Costa County Probation, Pittsburg Police Department, and High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) conducted a three day, felony warrant sweep and sex registrant compliance check operation around East Contra Costa County.  This multi-agency event consisted of two parts: the first (two day) part of the operation was focused on serving outstanding, felony arrest warrants, and the second (one day) part was devoted to sex registrant address verifications and compliance checks.

The event went from the early morning hours into the afternoon each day and yielded a total 25 arrests for charges ranging from fugitive warrants to weapons charges.  In addition to these arrests, one loaded firearm was seized during this operation and over five dozen sex offender address verifications were conducted.  This was a cooperative effort intended to bring known and suspected offenders into custody and help further ensure the safety of this and our surrounding communities.

No additional information concerning this operation will be released at this time.

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

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Concert to benefit Antioch Police Activities League at Leer Vineyards, Saturday, October 8

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

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Antioch Police Officers Association endorses incumbents for mayor, council, Burkholder for school board

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

By Allen Payton

The Antioch Police Officers Association (APOA) announced via their Facebook page on Sunday, September 18, their endorsements for Antioch Mayor, City Council and School Board.

The statement reads:

“The Antioch Police Officer’s Association held a canidates [sic] night and invited all of the candidates running for Antioch Mayor and Antioch city council. Those who participated engaged with members of the APOA board in a Q&A type forum regarding; Public Safety, Economic growth, and a homeless resolution for our city.

The APOA has elected to support the following canidates,

Wade Harper (Mayor )

Monica Wilson (Council )

Mary Rocha (Council )

Additionally the APOA was contacted by Mike Burkholder regarding an open seat for Antioch School Board. The APOA has also decided to support Burkholder for Antioch School Board.

The APOA feels these incumbents can continue to address the serious issues which face the city of Antioch and with their hard work will make the city of Antioch safer.

Will Dee

Antioch Police Officer’s Association

President”

When asked which candidates the APOA interviewed for mayor and city council, Dee provided a list via email, of all four candidates for mayor, and five of the six candidates for city council, excluding Karl Dietzel.

In a comment on his campaign’s Facebook page on Sunday night, September 18, Dietzel wrote “…I was not contacted / invited to that round table.”

Asked which candidates for school board the APOA had interviewed, Dee responded via email, “Just Mike Burkholder.”

In a post on his personal Facebook page on Sunday night, Burkholder wrote, “I am truly honored to be supported by the men and women of the Antioch Police Officers Association!”

One more email was sent to Dee, but not until Wednesday evening, asking why did you just interview Burkholder and not the other candidates? And will you be endorsing for the other two seats?

In response via email, Sgt. Dee wrote, “Generally we do not get involved in the school races however Mike was the only candidate who approached the POA for an endorsement. Also we have had a long standing relationship with Mike and have sat down with him on numerous occasions regarding this race and shared ideas.”

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Antioch Police Chief shares ways his department engages with the community, fulfills 21st Century Policing principles

Monday, September 19th, 2016

By Allen Payton

Ahead of the symposium in Antioch on community-police relations and 21st Century Policing, planned for this Saturday night, Antioch Police Chief Allan Cantando released a list of ways the Antioch Police Department engages with the community. (See symposium article, here)

“Please understand that this is the community engagement we have been doing for years, which just so happens to align with President Obama’s 21st Century Policing program,” Cantando stated. “We are engaged with our community because this is the best way to work in partnership and make our city a wonderful place to live.”

Following are the ways the department engages with the Antioch community. It is not necessarily a comprehensive list:

  • Coffee with the Cops
  • Pizza with the Police
  • Volunteers In Police Services (VIPS) program
  • Neighborhood Watch / Business Watch
  • Police Explorer program
  • Citizens Police Academy
  • National Night Out
  • Police Activities League (PAL)
  • Hispanic (ESL – English as a Second Language) Coffee with the Cops at Holy Rosary Church
  • Antioch Police Activities League
  • Programs with the Junior Giants
  • College Preparedness classes
  • Etiquette classes
  • After-School Skate
  • After-School Bowling
  • Field trips to sporting events for our youth
  • Life After High School program to prepare kids for college
  • Youth Leadership Program
  • Annual charity golf tournament
  • After-School Basketball program (in-progress)
  • Legos and the Law program
  • Social media outreach (Facebook / Twitter/youtube)
  • PD Smartphone App to provide information to our citizens
  • Crimereports.com that allows citizens to view crime in our city
  • Running Man Video
  • Visits to faith based organizations
  • “Panther Tails” program where H.S. students run with our shelter animals
  • Halloween Candy giveaway
  • Holiday Food and Gift giveaway
  • Visits and presentations at schools
  • “Read Across America” program in our schools
  • Rotary “Empowerment Program” focused at girls in high school
  • “We’re looking out for you” program where waste disposal drivers  and postal carriers are trained to look for and report crime
  • Monthly neighborhood clean-ups
  • “Tip-a- Cop” events for Special Olympics
  • “Torch Run” for Special Olympics
  • Police Department Open House
  • Quarterly presentations to City Council regarding crime and departmental updates
  • On-going and pro-active dialog with NAACP and LULAC regarding community

While neither Cantando nor Captain Tammany Brooks, who learned about 21st Century Policing while attending the FBI National Academy in Washington, D.C., will be able to attend the symposium, they’re working with the organizers to schedule a future meeting regarding the issue. The discussion during Saturday’s forum will be about matters in general and not specific to Antioch, organizers have said.

The symposium, entitled Building Bridges & Tearing Down Barriers, hosted by the Antioch Community Team will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, at the Delta Bay Church of Christ located at 913 Sunset Drive in Antioch.

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Two men arrested for armed robbery of Antioch restaurant, credit union, last Thursday

Monday, September 19th, 2016

By Sergeant John Fortner #3264, Antioch Police Field Services Bureau

At approximately 12:07 PM, Antioch Police Officers responded to the Las Brumas Salvadorian Restaurant at 913 W. 10th Street on the report of a robbery. An employee called 911 and reported that two adult males entered the restaurant and ordered everyone to get down on the ground. The suspects threatened to shoot people if they did not comply but no guns were seen.

The victims complied and the suspects stole cash and fled from the business on foot. No gunshots were fired, and the victims were not injured during the incident.

Officers conducted an extensive area check, but the suspects were not located at that time. At approximately 1:45 PM, and a short distance away, officers responded to a call from the Antioch Credit Union located at 301 G St. stating that the bank was just robbed by two male suspects.The suspects stole cash and fled the bank on foot. There were no injuries in this incident either.

During an area check, officers located two subjects matching the robbery suspects’ descriptions near the Antioch Amtrak Station.

Both suspects attempted to flee on foot but were quickly captured and detained. Evidence of the crime was recovered from the suspects. Both were identified as the suspects who committed the bank robbery, and one of them was also identified as a suspect who committed the restaurant robbery. Both subjects were arrested and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility. Their identities are not being released at this time.

This incident is currently under investigation.

Any further information or additional press releases will be provided by the Investigations Bureau at 925-779-6926. 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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