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Man with gun shot by Antioch Police officer, early Tuesday morning

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

By Sergeant Tom Fuhrmann, Antioch Police Investigations Bureau

The Antioch Police Department and the Contra Costa County Office of the District Attorney are currently investigating an Officer Involved Shooting. At 12:33 a.m. on Tuesday June 28, 2016, Antioch Police Officers were dispatched to a domestic violence call in the 900 block of West 8th Street.

When the officers arrived they were confronted by a 56-year-old male Antioch resident armed with a firearm. Shots were fired by the police and the male was wounded. The suspect was transported to an area hospital and underwent surgery. The suspect is in stable condition at this time. No officers were injured.

This investigation is in its early stages and no further information will be released at this time. Anyone with information regarding this case is encour aged to call Detective Vanderpool with the Antioch Police Department at (925) 779-6988. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

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Two arrested for large marijuana grow in Antioch, Saturday

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

By Sergeant Wisecarver, Antioch Police Special Operations Unit

On Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 4:47 p.m., the Antioch Police Department along with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District were dispatched to the 900 block of Burwood Way for the report of a large residential fire. Several homes were damaged from the fire that was rapidly spreading from house to house.

Antioch Police Officers arrived on scene and immediately started evacuating citizens in an attempt to protect them from the fire. During the course of the evacuations, the officers came in contact with Qiao Cen and Qiaohui Cen, both 24 years old, who were at one of the houses in harm’s way. It was determined that these two men were running and indoor hydroponics marijuana grow operation at the home. Qiao Cen and Qiaohui Cen were both arrested on numerous drug charges.

The Antioch Police Department Special Operation Unit was called in and took over the investigation. The detectives discovered over 700 marijuana plants growing in the home as well as more than 17 lbs of manicured marijuana buds. It was determined that the marijuana grow had nothing to do with the fire.

This incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to contact Detective Magana at (925) 779-6943.

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Bank robbery, attempted store robberies, guns, drugs and stabbing, among Antioch Police calls for service highlights for week of June 16-23, 2016

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

Antioch Police highlights as published in City Manager Steve Duran’s Weekly Report dated June 24, 2016 and provided by Chief of Police Allan Cantando.

Weekly Calls for Service, Case Reports and Arrest Data Summary:

Time Period: 06/16/2016 00:00:00 – 06/22/16 23:59:59

Number of Calls for Service: 1,641

Number of Case Reports: 281

Number of Arrests: 77

Felony: 33

Misdemeanor: 43

Arrests with DUI charge: 1

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

  • ·On 6/23/16 at 1:40 am, security officers performed a check of the vacant Food-Maxx building at 2950 Delta Fair Boulevard. They found a door open and during an interior check located 41 year old Marlon Pitre. When the security guard attempted to detain Pitre he pushed the security guard backwards against a wall. The security guard pepper sprayed Pitre in self-defense and Pitre fled the area on foot. Responding officers located Pitre in the area. Pitre was placed under Citizen’s Arrest by the security guard for the assault and trespassing. Pitre was cite released from the scene and transported to a local hospital for the pepper-spray exposure.
  • ·On 6/23/16 at 12:54 am, officers responded to the area of Mattole Road and Mt. Hamilton Drive on the report of shots fired. During an area check, multiple spent casings were found in the roadway. Nothing was found to be struck by gunfire. A car was said to have been heard speeding away after the shots.
  • ·On 6/22/16 at 11:44 pm, an officer attempted a traffic stop on a truck being driven by 22 year old Jesse Loyola in the area of W. 18th Street near L Street. Loyola failed to yield to the officer and continued to drive south on L Street at the posted speed limit. Loyola entered westbound Highway 4 from L Street and still failed to yield to the officer. A pursuit was initiated and Loyola exited at Somersville Road and headed south. Loyola turned west on Delta Fair Boulevard and as he was in the 3400 block, he threw a stolen .40 caliber Glock pistol and a box of .40 cal ammunition out of his truck. Loyola turned onto School Street and stopped his truck. 20 year old Armando Amaro was a passenger in the truck and fled on foot from the truck into Turner Elementary School. Loyola was arrested as he tried to exit the truck. Amaro was later located after a search and also arrested without incident. Both subjects were sent to county jail.
  • ·On 6/22/16 at 10:23 pm, officers were dispatched to a local hospital on the report of a gunshot victim arriving at the location. The victim initially told the hospital that he was shot while attending a party at an unknown location in Antioch. Officers contacted the victim and he told officers he was shot while attending a party in the city of Pittsburg. The Pittsburg police department was notified.
  • ·On 6/22/16 at 4:00 pm, officers responded to the Sports Authority at 5839 Lone Tree Way on the report of a robbery. 36 year old Duane Johnson entered the Sports Authority and selected several items including a backpack. Johnson went to the restroom where he filled the backpack with store items. When Johnson attempted to leave the store, he was contacted by the store security employee. During the contact Johnson shoved the backpack into the chest of the security employee causing the security employee to fall. Johnson then fled the store with other employees in chase. An off-duty police officer was in the area and assisted in detaining Johnson. Duane Johnson was arrested for robbery and for violating the terms of his probation. Johnson was sent to county jail.
  • ·On 6/22/16 at 8:37 am, officers responded to the report of an intoxicated subject who was causing a disturbance with his neighbors. 18 year old Chris Revuelta was arrested for being heavily intoxicated.
  • ·On 6/21/16 at 10:17 pm, officers responded to the area of 18 W. Madill Street in search of a suspicious truck and trailer. Officers located the truck and trailer in the area. 51 year old David Shoup came outside and claimed ownership of the trailer, which was reported as stolen. Shoup was arrested without incident and sent to county jail.
  • ·On 6/21/16 at 8:24 pm, officers responded to the Shell Gas Station at 2701 Hillcrest Avenue on the report of two subjects who appeared to be passed out in a running vehicle. When officers arrived they located the driver, 30 year old Joseph Lowery, and the passenger, 27 year old Nathan Jones, asleep in the vehicle. Lowery had a large bag of suspected methamphetamine on his lap and there was a digital scale on the center console of the vehicle. Lowery and Jones were both woken up and detained by officers. Jones had a folded piece of paper in his hand that contained suspected powder heroin which he tried to destroy prior to being detained. Lowery also had over $500 in cash. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a large amount of suspected heroin in the driver door panel and numerous plastic baggies. Both Lowery and Jones were found to be under the influence of a controlled substance and were both arrested. They were both sent to county jail.
  • ·On 6/21/16 at 4:51 pm, officers responded to the report of a male riding his bicycle in the middle of the road, chasing cars, and throwing things around. Officers contacted 27 year old Jimmy Salgado, who was extremely intoxicated and found to be on probation. Salgado was arrested due to his intoxication level.
  • ·On 6/21/16 at 4:32 pm, 53 year old Carolyn Propes was contacted near 1623 A Street. Propes was found to have an outstanding arrest warrant for assault. Propes was arrested and sent to county jail.
  • ·On 6/21/16 at 12:14 pm, 39 year old Samuel Walls was contacted on Fulton Shipyard Road near the boat ramp after a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area. A name check revealed that Walls had several outstanding arrest warrants for DUI. Walls was arrested without incident and sent to county jail.
  • ·On 6/21/16 at 1:41 am, a 47 year old male was driving in the area of E. 18th Street and Blossom Drive when his vehicle drove off the roadway. The driver’s vehicle collided into a light pole, street sign, and two city owned trees. The vehicle was totaled, but there were no injuries.
  • ·On 6/21/16 at 12:25 am, a 27 year old male arrived at local hospital with a large laceration to his arm. The male told officers that he was stabbed in the arm by an unknown male while walking in the area of E. 18th Street and Woodland Drive.
  • ·On 6/20/16 at 11:12 pm, an officer contacted 26 year old James Chatman in the parking lot of 924 Fitzuren Road. Chatman was found to be a parolee at large. Chatman was arrested and sent to county jail.
  • ·On 6/20/16 at 10:03 pm, an officer conducted a traffic stop near Highway 4 at Hillcrest Avenue for a vehicle code violation. 22 year old, Jose Castaneda was the driver and did not have a valid license. He was also on probation for weapons violations. Castaneda was compliant and told officers that he put a gun in his wife’s purse as the traffic stop was being conducted. The gun was located and Castaneda was arrested without incident. Castenada was sent to county jail.
  • ·On 6/20/16 at 9:01 pm, officers responded to the area of G Street near W. 13th Street on a report of a physical fight. Upon arrival, officers contacted 28 year old Thomas Palmer. A computer check revealed that Palmer had an outstanding arrest warrant for theft. The arrest warrant was confirmed and Palmer was arrested. Palmer was later released with a new court appearance date.
  • ·On 6/20/16 at 5:40 pm, officers responded to Gumaro’s Auto Repair at 1705 Auto Center Drive on a report of a structure fire. The fire started to the rear of the business in a small field and quickly spread to the business and two residential homes causing major damage. The Fire Department requested our assistance for traffic control. The corporation yard and VIPS were also called for assistance. The fire appears to have started in or around a storage box to the rear of the business. Fire Investigators were on scene and advised it appeared to be accidental and not arson.
  • ·On 6/20/16 at 11:58 am, 50 year old Kevin Addington and the victim engaged in a verbal argument over which one was going to occupy the intersection of A St. and Hwy 4 for panhandling. Addington armed himself with softball sized rocks from the center median and threw it at the victim, striking him on the ribs causing an abrasion. The assault was witnessed by officers and after interviews; Addington was placed under arrest for assault with a deadly weapon and sent to county jail.
  • ·On 6/20/16 at 8:21 am, an officer was in the area of A St. and W 19th St. when he attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle for expired registration. The vehicle quickly took off from the officer and drove south bound in the north bound lanes of A St. The officer did not pursue due to the minor traffic violation. It was later determined during follow up that the vehicle was cold plated. The officer later was able to identify the driver who had outstanding felony warrants for his arrest to including a parole violation. The subject and vehicle are still outstanding.
  • ·On 6/19/16 at 12:42 pm, officers responded to Amber Dr. and Cavallo Road on the report of shots fired. The reporting party called 911 reporting that someone was shooting at her nephew. When officers arrived, the reporting party had left the area, but the nephew was eventually located. He said he was at the intersection of E 18th St. and Cavallo Rd. when an older model silver sedan pulled up next to him occupied by several males. The vehicle pulled up next to him and fired 6-8 shots at his vehicle. He was only struck by breaking glass and declined medical attention. The vehicle fled the area and was not located.
  • ·On 6/19/16 at 4:48 am, 26 year old Nathan Watson was contacted dancing and running in the middle of East 18th St near Olive Dr. He was ordered to the curb, but instead began removing clothing and became verbally aggressive toward officers. Watson displayed signs of being under the influence. He began to physically resist as officers attempted to handcuff him. He was taken into custody and transported to county jail.
  • ·On 6/18/16 at 5:45 pm, 40 year old Sherry Ann Russ entered the Dollar General at 20 West Tenth St. and handed a cashier a note demanding cash and threatening that she had a gun. The incident was witnessed by several employees and captured on surveillance video. The employees refused to give her any cash. Dumbfounded, Russ left the store wearing distinctive clothing and a few hours later, an officer located her standing in front of 1313 “A” St. wearing the same clothing. He attempted to speak with Russ, but she backed away while reaching into her back pocket. He quickly gained control of Russ and ordered her several times to sit down and she refused. Russ tried to pull away and removed a pair of scissors from her pocket, but the officer was able to take Russ into custody before she could do anything. Witnesses positively identified Russ as the responsible. She was booked at county jail for robbery.
  • ·On 6/18/16 at 5:20 am, the victim was awakened by a subject attempting to start his van in the 2800 block of Vista Way. He confronted a subject in his van, but the subject had managed to get it started. When the victim attempted to stop the subject from driving away, he was run over. The victim suffered a minor injury to his leg. The subject fled and was not located. The van was entered into the stolen vehicle system and surrounding agencies were notified.
  • ·On 6/17/16 at 10:02 pm, officers responded with CCC Fire to the 4500 block of Deer Meadow Way for a house fire. The house was fully engulfed upon arrival. CCC Fire put out the fire, but the house was a total loss. Arson investigators responded and determined the fire appeared to be arson. The arson investigators took over the investigation. The actual owner of the property is not known at this time.
  • ·On 6/17 at 7:37 pm, officers were dispatched to the area of Wexler Peak Way for a report of a male passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle. CCC Fire responded to the scene and located 57 year old Calvin McKinley passed out behind the wheel with the vehicle running. CCC Fire removed the keys from the ignition and detained McKinley until APD could arrive. Upon arrival, it was determined McKinley was intoxicated and he was placed under arrest for DUI. He was transported to APD where he tested over the legal limit. McKinley was booked at APD and later transported to county jail for a sobering period.
  • ·On 6/17/16 at 5:31 am, area residents called regarding a subject looking into cars near Rubye Dr. and Kean Ave. 35 year old Nicole Farner was contacted and found to have a warrant for her arrest for drug and vehicle code violations. She was booked into county jail.
  • ·On 6/16/16 at 11:10 pm, officers responded to an audible alarm at Tux of Class, 43 East 18th St. On arrival, two of the front windows were found to be damaged. An unknown subject attempted to gain entry by using a tool to break the windows at the lower left corners. There were no witnesses or video. No entry was made.
  • ·On 6/16/16 at 2:42 pm, last week, Code Enforcement red tagged 1 Helmuth Lane. We’ve received numerous complaints since then of people breaking into the house illegally. Today, 50 year old Tracy Mello and 55 year old Stephen King were located inside of the house and issued citations for trespassing and warned not to return or they’d be sent to county jail the next time.
  • ·On 6/16/16 at 10:02 am, an adult female approached a bank teller at the Wells Fargo Bank inside Safeway on Deer Valley Rd. and told the teller she was robbing the bank. The teller handed the female an undisclosed amount of cash and the suspect fled the scene on foot. An officer located a previous bulletin with a suspect matching the description of the Antioch suspect who had robbed a bank in San Francisco. This case is still under investigation.
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Relatives find Antioch man suffering from gunshot wound in his house, Saturday night

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

By Sergeant Tom Fuhrmann, Antioch Police Investigations Bureau

On Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 10:15 p.m. Antioch Police Officers were dispatched to the 1900 block of Biglow Drive on the report of residents returning home and finding their relative, a 43 year old Antioch man, on the floor inside the home and suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim was transported by ambulance to an area hospital, where he is being treated. His status at this time is critical.

Antioch Police Detectives were called to the scene and are actively working the investigation. No further information will be released at this time as we are in the early stages of the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Colley with the Antioch Police Department at (925) 779-6922. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

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Another shooting on Highway 4, in Bay Point area, Friday night

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

On Friday night, June 24, 2016 at about 9 PM, Deputy Sheriffs were dispatched to a shooting that had just occurred on Highway 4 in the Bay Point area. Deputies were advised the victim vehicle was located at a convenience store on Willow Pass Road.

Deputies arrived and spoke to the driver and passenger. The driver said he was heading westbound on Highway 4 just before the San Marco Boulevard exit when someone shot at his car. Deputies saw evidence that the car was struck by a bullet.

The passenger, who appeared to be hit by glass fragments, was taken to a local hospital.

This shooting is being investigated by the Office of the Sheriff and California Highway Patrol.

Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to call the Office of the Sheriff Investigation Division at (925) 313-2600. For any tips, please email: tips@so.cccounty.us or call 866-846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.

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Felon arrested with guns, drugs in bank parking lot; female rescued at Antioch Water Park among Antioch Police call highlights for week of June 9-15, 2016

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Antioch Police calls for service highlights as published in City Manager Steve Duran’s Weekly Report dated June 17, 2016 and provided by Chief of Police Allan Cantando.

Calls for Service and Arrest Data Summary:

Time Period: 06/09/16 00:00:00 – 06/15/16 23:59:59

Number of Calls for Service: 1,713

Number of Case Reports: 269

Number of Arrests: 82

Felony: 32

Misdemeanor: 49

Infraction: 1

Arrests with DUI charge: 2

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

  • ·On 6/15/16 at 9:13 pm, an officer in the area of Lemontree Way and L St. recognized 25 year old Charles Johnson from prior contacts. The officer made contact knowing there was a warrant for Johnson’s arrest for assault with a deadly weapon and probation violation. Johnson was taken into custody without incident and booked into county jail.
  • ·On 6/15/16 at 2:03 pm, APD dispatch received a call regarding a male lying face down in the dirt next to Quikstop on West Tregallas Road 37 year old Ryan Spencer was contacted and found to be extremely intoxicated. Spencer’s wife was contacted, but she refused to take care of him due to his belligerent behavior when he’s been drinking. Spencer was booked into county jail, where he was uncooperative with jail deputies.
  • ·On 6/15/16 at 10:02 am, a security guard for Wells Fargo Bank at 1715 A St. arrived at work and saw a brand new Dodge Charger in the parking lot occupied by an older male with long gray hair. The male saw him and moved to a different location in the lot. An armored car came to service the bank and the guard saw the male in the Charger pull up next to the armored car. The Wells Fargo guard called APD dispatch to report what he saw and continued to watch the Charger as it drove slowly through the Wells Fargo and Bank of America lots. 56 year old David Simon was contacted by officers getting out of the Charger and arrested for an outstanding warrant for DUI. Officers found bullets and alcohol in plain view inside the Charger. The Charger was searched and a loaded .357 revolver was found underneath the driver’s seat along with methamphetamine. A sawed off shotgun was found in the trunk with numerous live rounds. Simon is a convicted felon who denied being at the bank casing it or the armored car. He claimed he just drove from Arizona to Antioch to see his sister. He was arrested for weapons charges, drug charges and the warrant and booked into county jail.
  • ·On 6/14/16 at 12:43 am, an officer conducted a pedestrian contact in the 4700 block of Dallas Ranch Rd. and found 40 year old Raheem Coe to be under the influence of a controlled substance. Coe was arrested without incident and sent to county jail for the drug violation.
  • ·On 6/13/16 at 7:27 pm, officers responded to the Antioch Water Park for a report of an unresponsive female removed from the pool. CCC Fire, ambulance and officers arrived at the same time. They were immediately directed to the victim who was unresponsive on the deck of the pool. Lifeguards were performing CPR and were relieved by paramedics. The victim was eventually revived and rushed to the hospital in critical condition. The water park lifeguards did a tremendous job with their quick reaction and life saving measures until paramedics arrived.
  • ·On 6/13/16 at 2:09 pm, officers went to 85 S. Lake Dr. to look for a male known to frequent that location because he is suspected in an auto theft case. As officers made contact at the front door, two subjects fled out the back of the house. 35 year old Michael Kyle was seen working his way from yard to yard towards Hillcrest Ave. and was ultimately caught. He had a warrant for his arrest and was sent to county jail. The other male was found hiding in a yard but was clear warrants. He was released on scene.
  • ·On 6/13/16 at 11:11 am, an officer observed a black Honda Civic driving recklessly on Auto Center Dr. near Century Blvd. He attempted an enforcement stop of the car but it fled at a high rate of speed and was ultimately located unoccupied on HWY 4 near Somersville Rd. Officers checked the area for the occupants and located 23 year old Robert Stalker. We were unable to determine if Stalker was in the Honda but he was found to be a Norteño gang member with a concealed fixed blade knife and shaved keys. Stalker is from Pinole and the Honda was originally from Vallejo. Stalker was arrested and sent to county jail for the weapon charge.
  • ·On 6/12/16 at 10:14 pm, 50 year old Timothy Jones was contacted at the 2500 block of Sycamore Dr. near Western Dental and found to have a warrant for his arrest for narcotics related charges. Jones was issued a new court date and cite released.
  • ·On 6/12/16 at 4:52 pm, officers were dispatched to Wal-Mart for a known thief, 38 year old Russ Mendenhall, who was opening packages inside the store with a pocket knife. Mendenhall was contacted and found to have a warrant out of Alameda County for possession of stolen property. He was arrested and sent to county jail.
  • ·On 6/12/16 at 4:00 am, the victim is moving out and had her furniture and appliances in a trailer that was hitched to her vehicle on Ginger Court. While she was sleeping, an unknown subject set the trailer on fire, which damaged the trailer, her items, and her vehicle. No one was injured.
  • ·On 6/12/16 at 2:31 am, 57 year old Sheila Morgan is a prostitute in the Sycamore Drive area and the victim hires her on occasion. Tonight, Morgan became intoxicated and demanded payment for her services. Morgan became enraged due to the victim not paying her so Morgan grabbed a large knife and meat fork and attacked the victim. The victim sustained some minor cuts and Morgan also punched him in the eye. Morgan was arrested and sent to county jail.
  • ·On 6/11/16 at 9:12 pm, officers responded to the area of Folsom Drive and Spaulding St. for the report of a solo vehicle collision. Officers found the driver, 41 year old Lewis Shuckahosee, to be DUI. Shuckahosee was arrested and later cite released. There were no injuries.
  • ·On 6/11/16 at 4:31 pm, 49 year old Sandra Smith was contacted by Wal-Mart loss prevention after being detained for stealing. She was found to have misdemeanor warrants for her arrest related to fraud and burglary. She was arrested without incident and transported to county jail.
  • ·On 6/11/16 at 9:15 am, officers responded to the area of 221 Wilbur Ave. when 50 year old Douglas Oshea walking down the road. Douglas had probable cause for his arrest from an incident that occurred on 6/6/16. He was arrested without incident and sent to county jail.
  • ·On 6/10/16 at 1:20 pm, APD dispatch received a 911 call from a cellular phone and could hear a female making grunting noises. The phone was associated with a home in the 1700 block of Springwood Way. Officers arrived on scene and contacted the victim who stated she woke up and found two males in her residence. One of the males struck the victim in the face. She was able to hide in the bathroom until the males fled. Nothing was missing from the residence. An area check for the suspects met with negative results.
  • ·On 6/10/16 at 12:33 pm, 52 year old Christopher Valenta was at the Riverview Lodge harassing customers as they went into the business. Valenta is upset because of the restaurant employees feeding feral cats and he has been harassing 23 customers for the past few days. A citizen’s arrest for trespassing was signed and Valenta was issued a citation. He agreed to leave the property and was admonished that he could only be on the property if he was acting peacefully and not interfering with customers.
  • ·On 6/10/16 at 12:21 am, officers responded to the report of shots fired in the area of Lawton St. and D St. It was learned that a black 4 door vehicle drove through the area and the passenger was seen shooting a gun in the air. No one was injured and no actual shooting scene was located.
  • ·On 6/9/16 at 8:40 pm, the victim was sitting in his car smoking marijuana in the 2200 block of Lemontree Way. He was approached by a male suspect who asked if he had more marijuana and he stated he did not. The suspect then produced a gun and demanded everything the victim had. The victim and the suspect struggled over the gun, but eventually the suspect was able to get away. In doing so, the suspect dropped his own cell phone which was recovered by the victim and provided to APD. The victim suffered minor scratches but refused medical.
  • ·On 6/9/16 at 7:00 pm, an officer made contact with three subjects who were in a parked vehicle, loitering in front of Romi’s Liquor store on E 18th St. He noticed the subjects were at the business for approximately 30 minutes and made consensual contact with them. He spoke with 22 year old Danny Walton who provided a false name of his brother, who was on probation. During a search of the vehicle the officer located suspected crystal methamphetamine, marijuana, numerous small plastic baggies and a digital scale. All the occupants were arrested and 21 year old Adam Strunk was found to have a pellet pistol in his waistband. The subjects were booked and sent to county jail but not before 20 year old Franki Tovar had a panic attack in the jail and was taken by ambulance to the hospital to be cleared for incarceration.
  • ·On 6/9/16 at 3:09 pm, a fire started at an old home/structure at the back of the property at 2137 Alpha Way. This structure is set so far back (to the east) that it is practically on the bend at Crestwood Dr and Minner Ave. The structure, yard and fence quickly caught on fire and became completely engulfed. The fire spread east bound to 310 and 312 Minner Ave. The homes that were affected were quickly evacuated by police as the fire spread. This resulted in a full call out for CCC Fire and used all of their East Bay resources. The remaining homes going east were protected as the fire spread to some of the backyards and the field south to the railroad tracks. The field fire was stopped just short of Cavallo Rd. and it did not spread south to East Madill St. After the initial response, officers pulled back and maintained traffic and crowd control and facilitated CCC Fire’s massive response to the scene. In all, (3) homes were affected and a large part of the open area south of the homes. The cause of the fire is unknown, but believed to be accidental. There were no reported injuries.
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One killed, four injured in car accident in Antioch, early Saturday morning

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

By Sergeant Rick Smith, Antioch Police Community Policing Bureau

On Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 12:47 a.m., Antioch Police received the report of a solo vehicle collision on Hillcrest Avenue south near Wildflower Drive.

Upon arrival, a solo vehicle was found in the roadway after colliding with a tree in the center median. The driver suffered major injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Four other passengers were severely injured in the collision and were transported to area hospitals for treatment. All were later found to have non-life threatening injuries and are listed in stable condition.

It is unknown if alcohol or drugs played a role in this collision. The cause is still under investigation at this time. All names are being withheld at this time pending notification of next of kin. No further information will be released at this time.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Antioch Police Traffic Investigator Eric Johnsen at (925) 779-6900 x84265. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

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Man with $8 million warrant for murder, explosives arrested by Antioch Police, among calls for service highlights, week of June 2-8, 2016

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Hiding out at his girlfriend’s house

Antioch Police highlights as published in City Manager Steve Duran’s Weekly Report dated June 10, 2016 and provided by Chief of Police Allan Cantando.

Calls for Service and Arrest Data Summary:

Time Period: 06/02/16 00:00:00 – 06/08/16 23:59:59

Number of Calls for Service: 1,799

Number of Case Reports: 267

Number of Arrests: 82

Felony: 31

Misdemeanor: 51

Infraction: 0

Arrests with DUI charge: 4

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

  • ·On 6/8/16 at 9:00 pm, officers responded to 54 Belshaw St. for a reported vehicle fire. Upon arrival, the vehicle was found to be overheating with steam coming from the radiator and not on fire. The resident was contacted and 50 year old Charles King was found to have a no bail warrant. He was arrested without incident and booked into county jail.
  • ·On 6/8/16 at 8:23 pm, officers were dispatched to Lucky’s on E. 18th St. for a report of an assault. Upon arrival, officers contacted 35 year old Dawanna Hall who had outstanding warrants for her arrest. She was arrested and released on a citation to appear. The original assault was determined to be unfounded.
  • ·On 6/8/16 at 8:11 pm, officers were dispatched to the area of Fellowship Church at 4873 Lone Tree Way on a report of a male talking to vehicles in the parking lot. Upon arrival, officers located 29 year old Michael Welch who matched the description provided by the callers. Officers observed Welch was under the influence of a controlled substance and was taken into custody. Welch was booked into county jail.
  • ·On 6/8/16 at 7:54 pm, 20 year old Deandre Burns was contacted at Auto Center Dr. and Sycamore Dr. and found to have two warrants for his arrest. He was taken into custody without incident and sent to county jail.
  • ·On 6/8/16 at 5:17 pm, 32 year old Gary Kennedy was contacted walking down the street near L St. and W. 18th St. and arrested on an outstanding warrant for auto theft and probation violation. He was booked into county jail.
  • ·On 6/8/16 at 9:22 am, after investigating another call in the area, officers contacted 26 year old Estuate Faiva sleeping in a suspicious vehicle near Russell Dr. and Lawrence Ave. The Honda Faiva was in had a shaved key in the ignition and he did not have a good excuse as to how he got it. Faiva was detained and searched. He had more than 8 grams of methamphetamine on his person, and he had credit card readers/skimming equipment in a backpack. The registered owner of the vehicle out of Pittsburg could not be reached immediately. Faiva was sent to county jail for several felony charges.
  • ·On 6/8/16 at 1:28 am, 45 year old Justin Wojkowski was found at the Somersville Car Wash, located at 3103 Delta Fair Blvd. and had a warrant for his arrest for drug charges. Wojkowski was arrested without incident and sent to county jail.
  • ·On 6/7/16 at 11:21 am, officers responded to a report of the front door open at 2912 Delta Fair Blvd. This is the now vacant location for the relocated Rent-A-Center and new popular spot for transients. 34 year old Sarah Jaramillo was contacted inside and arrested on a no-cite warrant. Property Management was notified of the unsecured door and had an unknown response time to secure it. Jaramillo was booked into county jail.
  • ·On 6/6/16 at 10:20 pm, two homeless men left a bicycle near a homeless camp in the Fulton Shipyard Rd. and Wilbur Ave. area. When they attempted to retrieve the bike, another homeless male, 50 year old Douglas Oshea struck one of them in the face with a metal pipe. The victim received a laceration to his lip and several broken teeth, but refused medical treatment. Oshea fled into a field to the east and possibly into the Antioch Dunes. Oshea was not located and probable cause was issued for his arrest.
  • ·On 6/6/16 at 4:33 am, we had three garbage can fires on ‘A’ St. between 17th St. and 20th St. Witnesses described the responsibles as an adult male and an adult female in a Mitsubishi Galant. The responsibles were not located.
  • ·On 6/6/16 at 12:22 am, officers responded to an alarm at Goodwill on W 10th St. 23 year old Pedro Fuentes was contacted climbing over one of the gates to the business. Fuentes was arrested and released on a citation for trespassing.
  • ·On 6/5/16 at 11:31 pm, an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by 25 year old Avery Gibbs for vehicle code violations. Gibbs was found to be on parole for robbery and also had a $350,000 warrant out of Oakland for pimping and human traffic king of minors. Gibbs was arrested without incident and booked at county jail. Oakland PD was notified.
  • ·On 6/5/16 at 10:02 pm, 56 year old Antonio Ramos entered Wal-Mart and was seen concealing various items. Ramos exited the store without paying for the items and was detained by a loss prevention employee. Ramos also had a no-cite warrant from a prior theft case. Ramos was booked at county jail.
  • ·On 6/5/16 at 8:20 pm, two officers noticed 18 year old KC Holland walking near W. 9th St. and A St. and were aware that she had a warrant for her arrest. Holland was arrested without incident. During a search incident to her arrest, Holland was found to be in possession of heroin, baking powder, and associated paraphernalia. Holland was transported to county jail.
  • ·On 6/5/16 at 3:48 pm, an officer observed 27 year old David Bickham walking near Linden Pl. and Linden Way and was aware that Bickham had warrants for his arrest. Bickham was arrested without incident and booked at county jail.
  • ·On 6/5/16 at 2:37 pm, an officer was on patrol in the Sycamore Dr. area when he observed 20 year old Francisco Ramirez standing in front of 2105 Lemontree Way. The officer had probable cause to arrest Ramirez from a robbery case he took on 4/30/16 from Smart and Final (2638 Somersville Rd). Ramirez was arrested without incident and booked at county jail.
  • ·On 6/5/16 at 7:47 am, an officer conducted a pedestrian stop on 47 year old Derek Jones at Grocery Outlet, 1818 A St. Jones initially lied about his name, but was found to have a felony warrant once his true identity was confirmed. Jones was arrested and booked at county jail.
  • ·On 6/5/16 at 4:57 am, APD dispatch received a call, from an off-duty city corp yard worker on his way home, of a collision involving a black Dodge truck knocking down a light pole at the intersection of E 18th St. and Vineyard Dr. and attempting to drive away. Due to all units being tied up on other priority calls, there was a delay in the response. As units became available, they responded. Officers spotted 22 year old Marco Talevera driving his crashed truck on a flat tire and broken rim west on East 18th St. near Alhambra Dr. with family members following behind. A traffic stop was made and Talavera was found to be intoxicated. Family members stated he called asking for help and he admitted to the collision. He was booked into county jail after submitting to a blood draw. Corp yard personnel responded and cleared the downed light pole.
  • ·On 6/5/16 at 4:18 am, officers observed 37 year old Susan Ornellas walking from W. 18th St. onto Tulip Dr. and knew she had multiple warrants for her arrest. She was contacted and arrested without incident. She was transported to county jail.
  • ·On 6/5/16 at 4:33 am, 27 year old Hilary Prickett was traveling south on Hillcrest Ave when she went off the roadway and crashed into a city light pole. Prickett was contacted on scene and displayed signs of being under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. Prickett was placed under arrest for DUI and transported to the hospital for injuries sustained during the collision. She consented to a blood draw and was later released at the hospital pending further. The light pole had moderate damage and a note was left for the Corp Yard to respond during normal business hours to repair the light.
  • ·On 6/4/16 at 10:05 pm, 41 year old Tony Gawad was spotted on his front porch in the 800 block of W 11th St. He was contacted and taken into custody without incident for an outstanding arrest warrant. He was booked into county jail.
  • ·On 6/4/16 at 9:27 pm, officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of Putnam St. for a hit and run accident. While en route, it was learned the occupants from the responsible vehicle fled on foot running west on Putnam St. Officers located 19 year old Max Prado and another subject in the church parking lot located at 3015 Rio Grande Dr. Both were bleeding badly from different cuts on their body. Officers responded to the Putnam address and learned Prado was traveling east on Putnam Street at a very high rate of speed and lost control of his vehicle. Prado hit a curb, a light pole, then drove across the front yard of 1203 Putnam Street and ultimately crashed into a parked vehicle in the driveway of this home. Prado was identified as the driver of the vehicle during an infield line up. Prado displayed symptoms of being under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and narcotic and was arrested for DUI. An ambulance responded and transported both subjects to the hospital. Prado consented to a blood sample and was later released at the hospital per pending further investigation. The other subject was treated for his injuries and released. PG&E responded for exposed wires and the Corp Yard staff responded for the downed light pole.
  • ·On 6/4/16 at 8:30 pm, officers were dispatched to 72 Russell Dr. for a hit and run that just occurred. Upon arrival, officers located a Ford Escape crashed into a city tree that was along the sidewalk in front of the listed location. The tree was knocked over blocking the north sidewalk and the driver fled on foot toward Lawton Street. The corp yard responded to remove the tree from blocking the sidewalk. Officers later responded to the registered owner’s address in the 2300 Block of D St. but received no answer at the door.
  • ·On 6/4/16 at 8:24 pm, officers were dispatched to the 4500 block of Bonraven Way for a report of a man with a gun. Upon arrival, officers located 40 year old Stephen Bonovich leaving the scene in his vehicle. A traffic stop was conducted and Bonovich advised officers he had a firearm. Bonovich was arrested without incident and the firearm was recovered. It was also learned there was probable cause to arrest Bonovich from a prior domestic case. Bonovich was arrested for both cases and sent to county jail.
  • ·On 6/3/16 at 5:50 am, 33 year old Adrian Caulboy was observed driving recklessly on Buchanan Rd. driving through two red lights and travelling at a high speed on W. Tregallas Rd. A traffic stop was attempted on him while entering east bound Highway 4 from A Steet. Caulboy accelerated away from Officers and failed to yield. Officers pursued Caulboy from Antioch to Oakley and ultimately ended when he foot bailed from the vehicle in a residential neighborhood. A perimeter was set up and after an extensive search, Caulboy was not located. Officers were able to identify the driver from prior booking photos as Adrian Caulboy and we cleared the scene. A short time later we received information of a male matching Caulboy’s description was seen walking from Freedom High School on Brown Road. Officers responded and located Caulboy in a nearby neighborhood. He was placed under arrest without incident. Caulboy was transported to county jail on several felony charges.
  • ·On 6/2/16 at 1:15 pm, while driving in the Wells Fargo lot at 18th St. at A St., 49 year old Marcelle Johnson got mad at another driver and a road-rage incident ensued. Johnson exited his vehicle and vandalized the victim’s car with a CLUB (theft device), and then reached into the window and hit the victim in the head with it. Afterwards, Johnson fled in his vehicle driving over a curb and flattening two of his tires. Johnson was located in the area and attempted to walk away from his car. He was detained and found to be on parole. He was arrested for the assault and sent to the county jail. The victim sustained mostly minor injuries and he did not wish to go to the hospital.
  • ·On 6/2/16 at 10:44 am, an Antioch traffic officer conducted a traffic stop on 32 year old Paris Robinson at Somersville Rd. and Delta Fair Blvd. and found out that she was driving a stolen vehicle. She was compliant and taken into custody without incident. The vehicle was recovered and she was booked into the county jail.
  • ·On 6/2/16 at 8:43 am, 37 year old Temu Curry was contacted on a routine traffic stop in the area of Lone Tree Way and E. Tregallas Rd. and found to have an 8 million dollar warrant out of SF for murder and explosives. He was compliant and taken into custody. He had been hiding out in Antioch at his girlfriend’s residence. SFPD Inspectors were contacted by APD and notified of Curry’s arrest. Curry was booked into county jail.
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