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Shootout, embezzlement, stabbings, identity theft, armed robbery among Antioch Police calls for service highlights, July 14-21, 2016

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Antioch Police highlights as published in City Manager Steve Duran’s Weekly Report dated July 22, 2016 and provided by Chief of Police Allan Cantando.

Calls for Service & Arrest Data Summary:

Time Period: 07/14/16 00:00:00 – 07/20/16 23:59:59

Number of Calls for Service: 1,702

Number of Case Reports: 295

Number of Arrests: 63

Felony: 30

Misdemeanor: 33

Arrests with DUI charge: 1

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

  • ·On 7/14/16 at 10:46 am APD was called to Sports Authority for an embezzlement case. It was discovered that on four different occasions since 6/24/16 that the store manager, 38 year old Lisa Hoglen, would void out cash transactions and make it appear that the customer returned the merchandise. These transactions were caught on video and showed that Hoglen would void out the transaction without any merchandise being returned. The total loss to the store was $3,200. Hoglen was arrested and transported to county jail.
  • ·On 7/14/16 at 8 pm officers responded to a local hospital for a 6 year old child who was attacked by a pit-bull while walking with his grandmother near the Antioch Marina. It was learned that the child was walking ahead of his grandmother on the raised wooden walkway heading towards downtown when a white pit-bull charged him and began attacking him. The child suffered several wounds to his groin and upper legs. The owner of the dog arrived and fled with the dog towards the Marina. The Grandmother took the child home and then to the hospital once she saw the severity of the injuries. The child was transferred to a hospital in San Francisco for treatment due his age and need for surgery. As of this writing, the child had been treated and was admitted for observation. The injuries were not life threatening. An extensive search was done of the downtown, marina, and surrounding areas using several officers and CCSO Helicopter Star 3 with negative results. A witness was located and she provided a description of the responsible dog and owner who appeared to be homeless. Animal Control was advised of the incident and will be following up with officers in the morning. The search was complicated by the 150+ “Pokémon GO” players at the Marina and in the downtown area.
  • ·While officers were at the hospital with the dog bite victim, a 35 year old male came into the Emergency Room with a stab wound to his left arm and elbow. He refused to provide any information other than it happened two days ago somewhere on West 10th Street and the responsible was an adult male. He was treated and released. No possible related incidents could be located in an event search
  • ·On 7/15/16 at 4:45 am a 35 year old male called after seeing his ex-girlfriend, 38 year old Christina Denisoff, in front of his house on William Reed Drive. She recently stabbed him and fled after the incident. A warrant for that incident, along with warrants for several other incidents, were issued for her arrest. She was contacted attempting to hide along the side yard and taken into custody without incident. She was booked into county jail.
  • ·On 7/15/16, at 0739 hours, the 32 year old male came home to his apartment on Sycamore Drive, after being gone for a few days, and found his 2 roommates overdosing on bath salts. We responded and they were transported to the hospital. At about 8:48 a.m., the 32 year old called back and reported he found numerous Social Security Numbers, CDL’s, checks and mail in a bag in the living room of the apartment. Officers responded and found 6 CDL’s with 28 year old Garrett Schwab’s photo and six separate victims’ information. There were also numerous credit cards, stolen checks, stolen mail and over 50 victims’ personal information. A records check showed that Schwab had two warrants for identity theft and one warrant for possession of a controlled substance. Schwab was taken into custody at the hospital. Since 2014 Schwab has been arrested 10 times for identity theft and was currently out on bail for the same. Schwab was booked into county jail with a bail of $625,000.
  • ·On 7/15/16 at 10:44 am 29 year old Anthony Ramirez was contacted on H Street and found to have a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and booked into county jail.
  • ·On 7/15/16 at 3:58 pm officers responded to the report of several shots fired in the area of West 9th Street and H Street. Upon arrival, it was determined an unknown subject fired 10 rounds and then fled in a dark colored vehicle. No victims could be located.
  • ·On 7/15/16 at 8:15 pm an officer attempted to stop a white Honda after getting a computer hit for the car and it being reported as stolen. The driver, later identified as 24 year old Steven Cardoza, refused to stop and headed northbound on G Street. A pursuit was initiated for a few blocks and then terminated due to the driver’s excessive speed and reckless driving. After the pursuit, a call was received involving the stolen vehicle colliding with a truck in the Celia’s parking lot and two subjects running from the car. Any area check was made and after reviewing the video, both Steven Cardoza and his 25 year old brother Raymond Cardoza were identified as the occupants of the car. Another officer located them walking to the BonFare market on West 10th Street. Both were taken into custody and later booked into county jail.
  • ·On 7/16/16 at 3:01 am Neighbors of the La Petite Academy on Shaddick Drive called to report subjects tampering with the buses in the school parking lot. On arrival, officers confronted 22 year old Savannah Vetterli and 22 year old Richard Raymundo-Wilcox as they were trying to flee on foot. Both were detained without incident. A third subject managed to flee on foot and was not located, but his truck was found nearby. It was discovered that the three had been drilling the fuel tanks from parked buses and vans in the parking lot in order to get the fuel for their vehicle. Both were booked into county jail without incident.
  • ·On 7/16/16 at 12:00pm 59 year old James Woodmancy was contacted in the field near 39 E 6th Street. Woodmancy was found to have a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and booked into county jail.
  • ·On 7/16/16 at 4:51 pm an unknown male in a medical mask entered the Dollar General on 10th Street armed with a dark colored handgun. He ordered the clerk to stand back while he emptied the cash from the register. He fled out of the store to a waiting silver or gray Minivan on 9th Street and fled. An area check met with negative results and no one was injured.
  • ·On 7/16/16 at 9:01 pm 35 year old Jennifer Higgs was taken into custody by Wal-Mart Loss Prevention for shoplifting. She was found to have a No Cite warrant for theft and turned over to APD. She was booked into county jail.
  • ·On 7/17/16 at 4:11 am 22 year old Wayneisha Bridges was contacted in Waldie Plaza and found to have a warrant for her arrest. She was booked into county jail.
  • ·On 7/16/16 at 6:08 am an officer conducted a traffic stop on a Honda. The vehicle came back as recently stolen out of Brentwood. The driver yielded and was taken into custody without incident. The vehicle was returned to the owner and 25 year old Mychal Plew was booked into county jail.
  • ·On 7/17/16 at 5:58 pm officers were dispatched to a residence on Helmuth Lane that has been red tagged by the City as uninhabitable. There have been approx 20 calls for service at this residence for trespassing complaints in the past few weeks. Today, officers were dispatched there once again and contacted 66 [year old] Kinder inside the home. Kinder has been arrested three times in the past few weeks for trespassing at the residence. Kinder was arrested and booked into county jail on a likely to continue.
  • ·On 7/17/16 at 9:15 pm a 20 year old male was in front of the 7-11 store on Contra Loma Blvd when another adult male approached him and asked to use his cell phone. When the victim refused, the male pistol whipped him in the face causing moderate injury. The male was able to grab the cell phone from the victim and then took $10 from his front pants pocket. He then fled the area on foot.
  • ·On 7/17/15 at 10:35 pm a 27 year old male was at the 7-11 on East 18th Street, paying for his items when a 17 year old male juvenile came into the store with his family and stabbed the victim 11 times for no apparent reason. The 17 year old took the victim’s cell phone after the victim fell to the ground and then fled the store. Some members of the 17 year olds family stayed with the victim and tried to help him, but they were not very forthcoming and provided false information. Officers were able to determine that the 17 year old lived on Pinenut Way. Officers went to the address and found him asleep in a vehicle parked at the residence. The 17 year old was arrested and sent to Juvenile Hall. The victim was stabbed once in the face, twice in the torso, and eight times to his right arm. He was transported to a hospital, had surgery, and is in stable condition. This appears to be a random attack.
  • ·On 7/18/16 at 3:15 pm the 62 year old victim was in the parking lot of Fallas Discount Store and preparing to get into her vehicle. She was approached by an adult male who ripped her purse from her grasp. She chased after the responsible to which he responded by brandishing a chrome handgun from his waistband. She stopped chasing him and watched as he got into the passenger seat of a white SUV. The vehicle fled west on Delta Fair Blvd toward Pittsburg. An area check for the vehicle was met with negative results. The victim was not injured and the loss was her purse.
  • ·On 7/18/16 at 4:09 pm officers responded to the Riverview Motel on East 18th Street for the report of a wanted person hiding out. Officers arrived and found 42 year old Christina Palominos who had a no bail warrant out of the US Marshall’s office for smuggling aliens. She was arrested and sent to county jail.
  • ·On 7/18/16 at 5:02 pm officers were dispatched to Sutter Delta Memorial Hospital for the report of a 1 day old baby who tested positive for cocaine. The 35 year old mother admitted to using cocaine during her pregnancy. The baby was placed on a hold and given to Children and Family Services.
  • ·On 7/18/16 at 6:40 pm a 14 year old juvenile was riding his bike near Prewett Ranch Drive playing Pokémon GO. While looking for Pokémons using his cell phone, two adult males approached him, brandished handguns, and demanded that he empty his pockets. When it was discovered that he had nothing in his pockets, they took his iPhone. The juvenile was not injured.
  • ·On 7/19/16 at 9:58 am officers were dispatched to the above listed parking lot for a complaint regarding subjects sleeping in a motor home. 44 year old David Bledsoe was contacted inside the motor home during a probation search. A name check revealed Bledsoe had a PAL warrant out of CDC. He was arrested without incident and sent to county jail.
  • ·On 7/19/16 at 10:11 am an officer was on Somersville Road and saw 33 year old Michael Woodruff in a parking lot. The officer knew Woodruff had an outstanding warrant from CDC parole and conducted a pedestrian stop. Woodruff was arrested without incident and transported to county jail.
  • ·On 7/20/16 at 9:39 am a 17 year old female was walking on Hillcrest Avenue near Laurel Road when a white vehicle pulled up next to her. Three black male juveniles exited the vehicle and demanded her money at knifepoint. The victim gave the suspects her Apple 6S+ cellular phone. The suspects fled in the white vehicle westbound on Hillcrest Avenue. The suspects were not located.
  • ·On 7/20/16 at 5:25 pm officers located a stolen Honda driving on Mahogany Way near Spanos St. The vehicle pulled to the curb and all occupants were detained without incident. 19 year old Karina Morrow was found to be the driver of the car. She was booked at APD and later sent to county jail. All other occupants were released from the scene.
  • ·On 7/21/16 at 2:21 am an officer attempted to stop a vehicle for CVC violations. When he provided the plate to dispatch, it was learned the vehicle had been reported stolen. The driver, 20 year old Elijah Reynante refused to stop and a pursuit was initiated. Reynante drove into Jade Court and lost control of the vehicle. He sideswiped a parked car and then drove onto the front side yard of a house before becoming stuck on a large rock. Reynante and the passenger were taken into custody without incident. Reynante was booked into county jail and the passenger was released.
  • ·On 7/21/16 at 2:37 am APD dispatch received a call of a subject being dropped off in the Ambulance Bay of a local hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. It was learned that the 20 year old male victim was near downtown Antioch when he was approached by an unknown person and shot with a shotgun. He was driven to the hospital for treatment and refused to provide any other details. He had been shot with birdshot and had no life threatening injuries. An extensive area check of the downtown area located the scene on G Street between West 3rd and 4th Streets. Just prior to this call, APD dispatch had received multiple calls of shots fired somewhere near West 10th Street and G Street. It appears there was some type of shoot out on G Street with multiple businesses struck. Various casings of differing calibers were located in the street. No witnesses could be located. Due to the number of rounds fired, area hospitals were notified.
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Train kills pedestrian, armed robbery, gunshots, stolen cars, identity theft, drunk driving among Antioch Police calls for service highlights, July 7-13, 2016

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Antioch Police highlights as published in Assistant City Manager Ron Bernal’s Weekly Report dated July 15, 2016 and provided by Chief of Police Allan Cantando.

Calls for Service and Arrest Data Time Period Summary:

07/07/16 00:00:00 – 07/13/16 23:59:59

Number of Calls for Service: 1,678

Number of Case Reports: 273

Number of Arrests: 76

Felony: 28

Misdemeanor: 48

Arrests with DUI charge: 5

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

  • ·On 7/13/16 at 10:45 pm, security called APD dispatch regarding a large number of teens (100+) in and around the Antioch Marina. Upon arrival, it was learned they had gathered playing on the Pokeman Go APP. All of the kids remained calm and peaceful. They left a short time later.
  • ·On 7/13/16 at 7:13 pm, 29 year old Joseph Dalessio was contacted on E. 18th St. and Drive-In Way after an officer recognized him and knew he had a warrant. He was contacted and arrested without incident and booked into county jail.
  • ·On 7/13/16 at 5:21 p.m., APD received calls that 34 year old Anthony Raby was in the center of the 2500 block of Blacktail Ct. on the phone and waving a gun around in the air. Upon arrival, witnesses directed officers to Raby’s residence. Contact was made at the door and when asked to show his hands, he produced a loaded Glock pistol from behind his leg in his hand. He was ordered to drop the gun and he complied. He was taken into custody without further incident and found to be heavily intoxicated. He admitted to having his gun out and waving it around. Raby was booked into county jail.
  • ·On 7/13/16 at 3:27 pm, 38 year old Juan Martinez went into Lowes at 1951 Auto Center Dr. and put a hammer in his pocket as if he was going to steal it. While Martinez was in the store he removed the hammer and put it back. Loss prevention stopped Martinez as he was leaving and accused him of having the hammer. Martinez showed Salinas that he did not have a hammer on him and Martinez went to his car. Martinez then drove in front of the store several times and brandished what appeared to be a semi-automatic pistol. He made threats to use the gun on the loss prevention officer. An APD officer was able to determine where Martinez lived and contacted him at his residence. Martinez was taken into custody. During a search, a starter pistol was located inside of the vehicle Martinez was driving. A sawed off shotgun was located in another vehicle at the residence. Martinez admitted to owning the shotgun and has two prior felony convictions, therefore is prohibited from owning firearms. Martinez was arrested and later booked into county jail.
  • ·On 7/12/16 at 12:15 pm, the victim was driving in the area of Buchanan Rd. and Gentrytown Dr. when her vehicle was sideswiped by a vehicle driven by 46 year old Brian Scott. He fled the area with the victim following. Scott drove into the area of Stapleton Dr. where the victim stopped and waited for police to arrive. Officers located Scott driving back towards Buchanan Rd., but he made an abrupt stop and fled on foot. Scott was caught by an officer when he doubled back towards the suspect vehicle. The victim and a witness identified Scott. The victim was injured in the crash and transported to the hospital. Scott was arrested and sent to county jail.
  • ·On 7/12/16 at 7:36 am, an officer drove past 128 E. 7th St. and noticed 35 year old Alexander Rendon get out of a car parked in front of the location with no plates on it. The officer turned around and saw there was a second person in the car, 33 year old Paul Brennan. He contacted both of the males and found the car to be stolen. The males were arrested without incident and both found to be in possession of shaved keys. Rendon was booked into county jail on auto theft charges and Brennan was cited for burglary tools.
  • ·On 7/11/16 at 8:34 pm, a freight train was east bound on the tracks at approximately 40-45 MPH approaching the trestle near the A St extension. The victim was walking the tracks but did not hear the train or the blowing horn. The victim was struck by the train, which the force of the impact launched him approximately 150 ft. and he landed in the Delta just off the shore. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. BNSF railroad police were called and took over the investigation. According to witnesses, the victim was simply not paying attention. (EDITOR’S NOTE: A call has been made to BNSF for more details. Once received a separate article will be published about this incident).
  • ·On 7/11/16 at 5:40 pm, 22 year old Shaquille Thomas is a sex registrant and transient. He came to APD to register and was found to be 17 days out of compliance. Thomas was arrested for the violation and released with a citation after completing his registration.
  • ·On 7/11/16 at 1:29 pm, an officer was in the area of Delta Fair Blvd. and Somersville Rd. when he observed 54 year old Michael McKee in the median panhandling. Upon contact, McKee was uncooperative with officers, intoxicated, and on probation. This was the second time today we dealt with McKee. He was arrested and sent to county jail.
  • ·On 7/10/16 at 11:24 pm, 23 year old Joseph Bonacci was driving while extremely intoxicated and collided with two parked cars near the intersection of Evergreen Ave. and E 19th St. One of the cars was pushed from the street, over the sidewalk, and into a residential driveway where it collided with a third car. Bonacci’s vehicle sustained major damage and he fled on foot. Arriving officers located Bonacci nearby and he fled from them also. Bonacci was taken into custody and medically cleared prior to being booked into county jail.
  • ·On 7/10/16 at 7:14 pm, 36 year old Gabriel Jimenez and 20 year old Sydney Frachon arrived at the Antioch Nissan dealership in a brand new Ford SUV. Frachon waited while Jimenez attempted to purchase another vehicle by posing as someone else and using a fraudulent California ID card in the victim’s name. Antioch Nissan ran a credit report using the victim’s name and discovered it was flagged for fraud. Antioch Nissan contacted the victim by phone and learned he was the victim of identity theft. When Officers arrived they detained Frachon and Jimenez. Jimenez continued to claim to be the victim until the fingerprint reader revealed his true identity. Officers were able to determine that Jimenez had also obtained a loan and purchased the Ford SUV that he arrived in from Livermore Ford using the victim’s information. A search of the Ford SUV revealed numerous checks, tax returns, mail, and other items suspected to be stolen and/or used for identity theft. Jimenez was booked at county jail. Frachon had two warrants for her arrest and was also booked at county jail.
  • ·On 7/10/16 at 10:10 am, officers conducted a pedestrian stop of 47 year old Anthony Smith near Wells Fargo on Somersville Rd. He was found to have a warrant for his arrest out of Alameda County and was booked into county jail.
  • ·On 7/10/16 at 2:00 am, officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of Cordoba Way for an unknown male with long brown hair banging on the front door and yelling obscenities. Officers arrived and contacted 31 year old Vincent Ciccone who was obviously intoxicated and causing a disturbance in the neighborhood. He was determined to be drunk in public and arrested. He was transported to county jail.
  • ·On 7/9/16 at 10:06 pm, 33 year old Hernan Cuevas was contacted during a traffic stop at Hillcrest Ave. and E 18th St. due to his inability to stay in his lane. Cuevas displayed objective symptoms of being under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. He failed field sobriety tests and registered over the legal limit on a preliminary alcohol screening device. He was arrested for DUI and transported to county jail.
  • ·On 7/9/16 at 6:47 pm, officers responded to the call of a disturbance at the 1600 block of Sycamore Dr. 33 year old Jasmine Turner-Brooks was contacted in front of the apartment and found to have a warrant for petty theft for her arrest. She was arrested and booked at county jail.
  • ·On 7/8/16 at 5:47 pm, 34 year old Raymond Smith was driving a highly modified 1930′s Ford pickup with a Corvette engine west bound on E. Tregallas Rd. He was traveling at a high rate of speed and lost control of the vehicle. He crossed into the east bound lane, jumped the curb, and continued through a fence just missing two construction workers. The vehicle collided with a house near Patricia Ave. and ejected both Smith and his passenger. Both were taken to the hospital with moderate injuries. Smith was under the influence of alcohol and arrested, but released pending further investigation at the hospital.
  • ·On 7/8/16 at 12:12 am, officers were in the area of Taco Bell on A St. when they noticed a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot. Officers made contact with 47 year old Shane Agness and 35 year old Cherylynda Gordon next to a white Dodge Charger. A VIN check showed it to be a reported stolen vehicle out of Antioch. Both Agness and Gordon were found to have warrants for their arrests and they were taken into custody without incident. During a search of Gordon, she was found to be in possession of the keys to the stolen vehicle. Agness was cited and released with a promise to appear for his warrant. Gordon was later sent to county jail on her warrants and for possessing a stolen vehicle.
  • ·On 7/7/16 at 10:22 pm, at 615 W. 19th St. two unknown males wearing dark hooded clothing came to the front of a house in the 600 block of W. 19th St. asking for a male who lived there. When told he wasn’t home, one of the males fired approximately 2-4 shots into the home. The males fled on foot going east bound on 19th St. Officers located a bullet hole in the front window and one in the security screen door. Nobody inside the residence was struck by gunfire. The investigation is on-going.
  • ·On 7/7/16 at 7:41 am, 18 year old Jordan Boswell and a female passenger were sitting in her car at the dead end of Prewett Ranch Dr. loitering. They were contacted by police and Boswell was nervous and lied about his name. Officers determined who he was and he was found to have two warrants out of Alameda County. Alameda County Sheriff’s Office responded to pick him up.
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DA charges Antioch man with murder of his father

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
Scott Eastman

Scott Eastman

By Sergeant Tom Furhman, Antioch Police Investigations Bureau

Antioch Police Investigators presented the case of Scott Eastman, to the Office of the District Attorney on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. The Office of the District Attorney has filed murder charges as well as an enhancement for the use of a firearm against Scott Eastman in the June 25th shooting death of his father, Relis Eastman. Scott is being held on $2,000,000 bail.

No further information will be released at this time.

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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Four new Antioch Police Officers take oath of office, Monday

Monday, July 11th, 2016
From left: Officers Matthew Davis, Wilson Delacruz, Salvador Montanez and Quamaine Murphy with Chief Allan Cantando, center.

From left: Officers Matthew Davis, Wilson Delacruz, Salvador Montanez and Quamaine Murphy with Chief Allan Cantando, center. photo courtesy of Antioch Police Department

Four more sworn officers were added to the Antioch Police force on Monday, July 11 during a ceremony at the Antioch Police Facility.

“Please help welcome these officers to our community,” said Chief Allan Cantando.

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Armed robberies, stolen cars, shoplifting, drugs among Antioch Police calls for service June 30-July 6, 2016

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Antioch Police highlights as published in City Manager Steve Duran’s Weekly Report dated July 8, 2016 and provided by Chief of Police Allan Cantando.

Calls for Service and Arrest Data Summary:

Time Period: 06/30/16 00:00:00 – 07/06/16 23:59:59

Number of Calls for Service: 1,969

Number of Case Reports: 283

Number of Arrests: 69

Felony: 32

Misdemeanor: 37

Arrests with DUI charge: 2

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

  • ·On 7/7/16 at 4:09 am, officers were in the area of 85 S. Lake Dr. when they observed 27 year old James Ramey driving without a license plate attached to his vehicle. Officers made a vehicle enforcement stop and contacted Ramey. Upon making contact, officers observed a glass pipe and a bag containing suspected methamphetamine in plain view. Ramey showed to be on several counts of parole and probation. Ramey was taken into custody without incident and later transported to county jail.
  • ·On 7/7/16 at 12:11 am, the 7-11 night clerk at 4355 Hillcrest Ave. was busy cleaning when a male subject walked in the store. The male approached him and put a handgun in his back. He demanded all the money and the clerk provided him what was in the till. The subject fled on foot towards Wildhorse Dr. and out of sight.
  • ·On 7/6/16 at 10:10 pm, the victim was in the parking lot on Madrid Lane and was in the process of getting her infant out of the car when she was approached by an unknown male. The male pointed a firearm at her and demanded her purse. She gave the male her purse and the male then got into the passenger seat of an older model green Toyota sedan. The Toyota was occupied with two other unknown males. The vehicle fled the area northbound on Gentrytown Drive. A short while later, the victim advised the officers her credit card had been used at the Shell gas station in Bay Point. Officers responded to the Shell in attempt to locate any video footage, which met with negative results.
  • ·On 7/6/16 at 8:32 pm, the victim was walking home on Country Hills Dr. near Wolf Way when he was approached by an unknown male. The male lifted his shirt exposing the pistol grip to a black semi automatic handgun. The male told the victim to hand over all his property. The victim gave the male his backpack and IPad in fear and went home to call the police.
  • ·On 7/6/16 at 5:20 pm, officers were working a proactive detail when they observed a white Nissan pass them with no license plates. They made a u-turn but the vehicle fled west on Sunset Lane at a high rate of speed before they could turn around to initiate a traffic stop. The officers drove in the last known direction and found the Nissan had collided with another vehicle on the curve near Bryan Ave. As they approached, the driver, 33 year old Vitorrio Mercurio was attempting to flee but was quickly detained. The driver of the other vehicle had complaint of pain but no serious injuries. Mercurio complained of having a broken leg from the accident and both were sent to the hospital for treatment. Mercurio was released pending further investigation due to his injuries.
  • ·On 7/6/16 at 11:51 am, 24 year old Mario Fregoso was driving recklessly in his neighborhood and collided into the victim’s vehicle near the intersection of F St. and W 13th St. The collision left both vehicles with major damage. Afterwards, Fregoso and his passenger fled on foot. Several people witnessed the incident that knew who he was and told police. Fregoso was contacted at his residence and identified as the driver. The victim was transported to the hospital with moderate injuries. During this investigation, Oakley PD contacted us and stated the registered owner was reporting their car stolen. Fregoso was cleared at the hospital and then transported to the county jail for auto theft and hit and run charges.
  • ·On 7/6/16 at 10:20 am, the victim was on vacation out of the area and returned to find his car gone. He reported it stolen and an officer observed 30 year old Arthur Castro driving it. Arthur had time to run into 2701 Carob St. A probation search was conducted and Arthur came out from hiding after K-9 announcements. He was arrested without incident however, his brother, 25 year old Raymond Cardoza chose to hide in the garage underneath some clothing. Raymond refused to come out and a police K-9 located him and took him into custody. Raymond was cleared medically at a local hospital and they were both booked into county jail.
  • ·On 7/5/16 at 9:08 pm, officers were dispatched to Prewett Ranch Dr. and Cedar Ridge Way for a report of a male lying in the street yelling. When officers arrived, they contacted 23 year old David Bridges staggering in the area. Bridges displayed symptoms of being under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. He suddenly began to cry asking to be taken to jail because he wanted water to drink. His demeanor shifted and he became erratic making incoherent statements. Due to his intoxicated state, he was arrested for drunk in public and transported to county jail.
  • ·On 7/5/16 at 4:51 pm, officers contacted 44 year old Anthony Davison as he was leaning into the driver’s seat of a parked vehicle at A St. and W. Madill St. The vehicle was determined to be stolen. Davison was arrested without incident and was found to be on parole for murder. Davison was transported and booked into county jail.
  • ·On 7/5/16 at 11:08 am, an officer conducted a traffic stop at 18th St. and A St. The driver was not able to provide identification and appeared to be lying about his name. The officer requested another unit and the cogent finger print device was used to learn the driver’s real name. 24 year old Adolfo Babino was found to have two warrants for his arrest. He was booked into county jail without further incident. His vehicle was towed with a 30 day hold.
  • ·On 7/5/16 at 12:20 am, a clerk at the 711 located 2301 Buchanan Rd. called APD after an adult male entered the store and approached the counter with items to purchase. As the clerk was adding the cost of the items, the BMA produced a small handgun and demanded the money from the register. The clerk complied and gave the male cash from the till. The suspect was described as wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and khaki pants and fled on foot east on Buchanan Rd.
  • ·On 7/4/16 at 6:39 pm, an officer was driving past the entrance to Lone Tree Golf Course and noticed a vehicle was trying to drive through the chain link fencing next to the iron gates. The officer stopped and noticed the chain linked fencing was wrapped around the rear tires of the vehicle making the vehicle disabled. The officer contacted the driver, 21 year old Juan Estrada, who stated he was inside the golf course area fishing in the lake and because he was locked in and could not leave, he decided to drive through the fencing to exit the property so that he could go home. Approx. 30′ of fencing was damaged. Estrada was cited and released from the scene.
  • ·On 7/4/16 at 5:05 pm, 50 year old Bennett Gaxiola had entered the Starbucks 1896 A St. and was disturbing other customers. He was asked by the manager to leave but he refused. The manager called APD to have Gaxiola removed from the premises. Officers arrived and asked him to leave. Gaxiola would not respond or move at the request of the officers. As officers attempted to escort him out of the business Gaxiola resisted and a struggle ensued. He was placed in a restraint device and was transported to county jail.
  • ·On 7/4/16 at 7:40 am, officers were flagged down by an employee at Starbucks located at 2504 Somersville Rd. who advised there was a transient subject inside the business. The male was asleep and refused to leave. Officers contacted 28 year old Christopher Black who refused to leave and yelled obscenities at the officers. When officers attempted to escort Black from the property, he resisted but was handcuffed without incident. Black was arrested for trespassing and brought to APD where he was released on a citation.
  • ·On 7/4/16 at 12:54 pm, 22 year old Justin Banuelos was driving his motorcycle and was observed by an officer run a red light at Lone Tree Way and Country Hills Dr. When the officer fell in behind Banuelos, he quickly accelerated at a high rate of speed and blacked out his lights. The officer did not pursue but observed Banuelos run another red light and disappear into the city streets off Black Diamond Dr. During an area check, the officer located the motorcycle lying on its side in the driveway on Medicine Mountain Ct. with Banuelos hiding near the side gate holding his motorcycle helmet. He was detained without incident and admitted to running from the police because he did not want to get a ticket for running the red light. Banuelos’ driving record indicated a history of bad driving and his motorcycle was impounded for 30 days. He was transported to county jail.
  • ·On 7/3/16 at 9:32 pm, officers responded to the Wal-Mart store on a report of an armed robbery having just occurred in the parking lot. Officers contacted the victim who advised she was loading her vehicle with groceries when a small white SUV drove past her, stopped, backed up and stopped next to her. The passenger got out, approached the victim, brandished a handgun and demanded her purse. The victim refused so he grabbed her purse, pulling her to the ground and was ultimately able to get the purse away from her. The suspect got back into the vehicle and fled. The victim had a complaint of pain only.
  • ·On 7/3/16 at 3:39 pm, the manager of the Safeway on Deer Valley Rd. called APD to report 27 year old Shane Stange was trespassing inside the store and had just stolen a bottle of alcohol from the business. An area check was conducted and Stange was located near the Dollar Store in the same shopping complex. The manager identified Stange as the responsible and signed a citizen’s arrest form. Stange is also on two counts of probation. Stange was arrested without incident and booked into county jail.
  • ·On 7/2/16 at 11:50 am, officer contacted 18 year old Jashuan Brown driving recklessly in the area of Silverado Dr. and James Donlon Blvd. Brown lied about his name and the thumb reader was deployed. His true identity was learned and he had a warrant for his arrest as well as a suspended driver’s license. The vehicle was towed and Brown was transported to the county jail.
  • ·On 7/2/16 at 8:09 am, during the investigation of a suspicious vehicle at Gentrytown Park located at 2800 Carmona Way, 42 year old Brian Castillo was contacted and found to be a parolee-at-large. He was arrested and transported to the county jail.
  • ·On 7/2/16 at 5:22 am, officers responded to Quik Stop on West Tregallas Rd. after the clerk called to report a subject had entered the business with a gun demanding cash. The suspect fled on foot when the clerk was unable to open the cash drawer. An area check met with negative results. A short time later, the clerk called back and stated a subject she believed was the responsible had just left the store after buying beer. She got a license plate and units responded to the registered owner’s house. The registered owner of the vehicle agreed to respond to Quik Stop for a lineup. The clerk could not make a positive identification. The registered owner stated he had just arrived home from work and had not gone to Quik Stop. The investigation is on-going.
  • ·On 7/1/16 at 4:56 pm, officers were dispatched to the Lakeshore apartments at 600 Wilbur Ave. for a report of a vehicle collision. The driver, 42 year old David Frew, was traveling south on Cavallo Rd. when he left the roadway and collided with an iron fence. He continued through the fence and came to rest on top of a fire hydrant and tree. He had two dogs in the car as well. When officers arrived, Frew displayed signs of being under the influence of narcotics and had to be physically restrained. He was taken to a local hospital and eventually cleared for incarceration. There were no injuries as a result of the accident and the dogs were taken into custody by Animal Services.
  • ·On 7/1/16 at 12:32 pm, APD Dispatch received two calls regarding 54 year old Michael McKee aggressively panhandling near Somersville Rd. and Hwy 4. McKee was contacted and found to be intoxicated. McKee is on probation for public intoxication and a term of his probation is that he cannot drink alcohol. McKee was arrested and transported to county jail for a probation violation.
  • ·On 7/1/16 at 12:26 pm, security from Somersville Towne Center called APD regarding 27 year old Tyree West trespassing at the Mall. Over the past two weeks, mall security has created five calls for service for West trespassing. West has been warned several times not to be on the property. West was arrested for trespassing and sent to county jail.
  • ·On 6/30/16 at 10:52 pm, the victim was in his driveway in the 3400 block of Gentrytown Dr. when two unknown males approached him. One of the males was armed with a firearm. The responsibles demanded the victim’s property so he gave the responsibles his phone and wallet that contained his ID and credit cards. The responsibles fled on foot in an unknown direction.
  • ·On 6/30/16 at 8:20 pm, a loss prevention employee for Macys observed two males in the perfume section looking at perfumes. The two males were carrying duffle bags with them and began to conceal the perfumes. Loss prevention ran after the two males in an attempt to get the merchandise back. One of the males struck the loss prevention employee in the face several times with a box of perfume that he had in his hand. The two males then fled the store with the merchandise. The loss prevention employee suffered a minor cut to her cheek and declined medical attention. The responsibles were not located.
  • ·On 6/30/16 at 9:20 am, a witness called APD because 28 year old Christopher Kliment was seen hitting his pit bull and picking up a smaller dog by the neck. Office rs contacted Kliment who denied the claims. The witness wished to make a citizen’s arrest so Antioch Animal Services were called out to contact Kliment. Kliment was issued a misdemeanor citation and Animal Services will be following up.
  • ·On 6/25/16, at 2215 hours Antioch Police Officers were dispatched to the 1900 block of Biglow Drive on the report of residents returning home and finding their relative, 43 year old Relis Eastman, on the floor inside the home and suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported by ambulance to an area hospital, where he was treated, but died on 7/5/16. After a detailed investigation by Antioch Police Detectives, and after multiple interviews with Relis’ 22 year old son Scott Eastman of Antioch, Antioch Police Detectives developed the probable cause necessary to obtain an arrest warrant for Scott Eastman for the murder of his father, Relis. On 7/7/16 at approximately 9:00 PM a team of Antioch Police Detectives responded to the Eastman residence in the 1900 block of Biglow Drive, where Scott resides with his family. Detectives took Eastman into custody without incident. Eastman was booked into the Contra Costa County Main Detention Facility on Murder charges and is being held with no bail. Detectives plan on filing this case with the Contra Costa County Office of the District Attorney early next week.
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Contra Costa Sheriff Detectives seize guns, drugs, cash at Antioch home, arrest two men Thursday

Saturday, July 9th, 2016
photo courtesy Office of Contra Costa County Sheriff.

Guns, drugs and cash seized from Antioch home on Thursday. photo courtesy Office of Contra Costa County Sheriff.

On Thursday morning, July 7, 2016 at about 11:00 a.m., Detectives from the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff Special Investigation Unit, assisted by the Contra Costa County Anti-Violence Support Effort (CASE) team, served a search warrant at a home on the 4500 block of Elkhorn Way in Antioch.

During the search, detectives seized approximately one pound of heroin, methamphetamine, MDMA (ecstasy), and marijuana in sales quantities. The value of the drugs is estimated to be about $30,000.

There were also seven firearms seized, to include one shotgun, two assault rifles with hi-capacity magazines and four handguns, two of which were stolen. Detectives also recovered a stolen motorcycle. In all, over $76,000 in cash was seized.

Two people were arrested at the scene: 40-year-old Michael Green and 30-year-old Joseph Lowery. Both lived at the residence. They were both booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on various charges that include possession of a narcotic controlled substance for sales, maintaining a place for the purpose of selling drugs, possession of drugs while armed with a loaded firearm, possession of stolen property, and child endangerment.

Green is being held in lieu of $430,000 bail; Lowery’s bail is set at $340,000.

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Antioch man shot during fight, shoots at police during high speed car chase, arrested Friday evening

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

By Sgt. William Dee, Antioch Police Patrol Bureau

On Friday, July 8, 2016 at approximately 6:16 p.m., Antioch Police Officers were dispatched to 33 E. 7th St. regarding a fight. While en route, at least one subject began firing shots. Upon arrival, Officer’s observed a vehicle fleeing the scene at a high rate of speed. APD Officers pursued the vehicle into Pittsburg where the vehicle and solo occupant eventually yielded to the Officers. A high risk stop was conducted and driver was detained. When officers contacted the male, they discovered he had been shot.

A search of the vehicle revealed a stolen firearm. Due to his injuries the male was rushed to John Muir Medical Center for treatment. The male’s injuries were determined to be non-life threatening and he was eventually booked into Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez. Officers responded to the scene and located evidence of a shooting with multiple guns as well as blood at the scene.

Two vehicles and one apartment were stuck by gunfire but there were no other reported injuries. Any further information or additional press releases 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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Antioch man arrested Thursday for murder of his father on June 25

Friday, July 8th, 2016
Scott Eastman

Scott Eastman

By Sergeant Tom Fuhrmann, Antioch Police Investigations Bureau

A painstaking and detailed investigation into the murder of 44-year-old Relis Eastman on Saturday, June 25, 2016, has led to an arrest. After multiple interviews with Relis’ 22-year-old son Scott Eastman of Antioch, Antioch Police Detectives developed the probable cause necessary to obtain an arrest warrant for Scott for the murder of his father, Relis.

On Thursday, July 7, 2016 at approximately 9:00 PM a team of Antioch Police Detectives responded to the Eastman residence in the 1900 block of Biglow Drive, where Scott resides with his family. Detectives took Scott into custody without incident.

Scott was booked into the Contra Costa County Main Detention Facility on murder charges and is being held with no bail. Detectives plan on filing this case with the Contra Costa County Office of the District Attorney early next week.

The investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released at this time. 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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