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Antioch teen shot and killed Wednesday night

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

By Acting Lieutenant Morefield, Antioch Police Investigations Bureau

On Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at approximately 8:39 PM, Antioch Police Officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 4900 block of Country Hills Drive. The officers arrived to find a juvenile male incapacitated from multiple, apparent gunshot wounds. Life saving measures were taken by the arriving officers and medical personnel, but the victim was ultimately pronounced deceased at the scene.

This case is currently being investigated as a homicide by the Antioch Police Department Investigations Bureau. We are in the preliminary stages of this investigation, and no further information will be released at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Meads with the Antioch Police Department at (925)779-6884. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

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Antioch police bust marijuana cultivation early Friday morning

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

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By Sergeant Morefield, Antioch Police Investigations Bureau

On Friday, April 11, 2014 at approximately 12:21 AM, Antioch Police Department Patrol Officers responded to a residence on Hawthorn Court on a report of an audible alarm. They arrived at the home to find the alarm sounding along with an unsecured front door. During a security sweep of the residence, evidence of a large scale marijuana cultivation operation was discovered. Investigators were called in and ultimately seized approximately 500 marijuana plants from the home along with marijuana cultivation equipment. The case is still being investigated by the Antioch Police Department’s Special Operations Unit.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Koch with the Antioch Police Department at (925) 779-6895. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

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One thief dead, one customer shot in armed robbery of Antioch jewelry store, Friday

Saturday, April 12th, 2014
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Police cordoned off the area around the Hardy Nix Jewelers store in Antioch after a robbery on Friday. One thief was shot and died in front of the store. By Allen Payton

By Acting Captain Robin Kelley, Antioch Police Investigations Bureau

On Friday, April 11, 2014 at 4:27 PM, the Antioch Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery with shots fired at the Hardy Nix Jewelers store, at 3600 Delta Fair Blvd. As officers were arriving they learned a customer inside the jewelry store had been shot and one of the responsibles in the robbery had been shot by the owner and was down on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound. This subject was later pronounced dead at the scene.

It was also learned a second responsible in the robbery fled on foot east bound towards Kaiser. An extensive search was conducted for this subject with negative results. The victim inside the business was transported to an area hospital with what is believed to be a non-life threatening wound. This information is preliminary as the investigation is ongoing.

According to witnesses, the store owner is who shot the robber and was later taken away by police for questioning.

Antioch Police Investigators are currently following up on leads. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Eric McManus @ (925) 779-6940. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

Allen Payton contributed to this report.

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Man dies from gunshot wounds in Antioch, Tuesday afternoon

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

By Lieutenant Robin Kelley, Antioch Police Investigations Bureau

On Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 4:32 P.M., the Antioch Police Department responded to a report of shots fired and a victim down on the ground near Joe’s Liquor store at 1911 D Street. When officers arrived they found a male suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. This information is preliminary as the investigation is ongoing.

Antioch Police Investigators are currently following up on leads. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective James Stenger at (925) 779-6894. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

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Teen arrested in armed robbery of Antioch gas station, Friday evening

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

By Sergeant T. Schnitzius, Antioch Police Field Services Bureau

On Friday, April 4, 2014 at approximately 5:26 P.M. the Antioch Police Department received a call from the clerk at a gas station at 3270 Lone Tree Way advising he was robbed at gunpoint. The victim, Darshan Singh, reported seeing the suspect running southbound Lone Tree Way near James Donlon Boulevard.

Upon arrival officers began searching the area for the suspect and located him on a section of old Lone Tree Way behind the CVS store. The suspect was sitting down counting money and fled upon seeing officers. A foot pursuit ensued and the suspect was caught by pursuing officers without incident. The suspect was positively identified, admitted to the crime, and was sent to Juvenile Hall. The stolen money was recovered and the clerk was not injured in the incident

This preliminary information is made available by the Field Services Bureau. Any further information or additional press releases will be provided by the Investigation Bureau at (925) 779-6926.

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Man shot in head in Antioch Thursday night, expected to survive

Friday, April 4th, 2014

By Corporal William Dee, Antioch Police Patrol Division

At Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 11:00 P.M., the Antioch Police Department received 911 calls regarding a male subject shot at 112 E. 6th Street. Officers arrived to find the victim with a single gunshot wound to the head and being attended to by area residents. The victim was transported to a local area hospital for treatment and is expected to survive his injuries. Several leads are being followed up on as to the identity of the suspect who is believed to be known to the victim. The case is under investigation and anyone with information is urged to contact the Antioch Police Department.

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

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Teen found shot on Sycamore Drive, Saturday night

Monday, March 31st, 2014

By Sergeant D. Bittner #3252, Antioch Police Field Services Bureau

On Saturday, March 29th, 2014 at approximately 11:40 P.M., the Antioch Police Department responded to the report of a shooting occurring at 2301 Sycamore Drive. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, a 15-year-old male, in the parking lot. The victim was suffering from a gunshot wound to his abdomen and a gunshot wound to his upper arm. The victim was transported to a local hospital via helicopter and is currently in stable condition.

If anyone has any information related to this incident, they are encouraged to call the Antioch Police Department non-emergency line at (925) 778-2441. They may also text an anonymous tip to 274637(CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH in the body of the text.

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Antioch teen shot in crossfire on Monday, expected to recover

Monday, March 24th, 2014

By Sergeant Santiago Castillo, Antioch Police Field Services Bureau

At approximately 3:12 PM on Monday, March 24, 2014, Antioch Police were called to the 1400 block of Sycamore Drive for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found a 14-year-old juvenile suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. The juvenile was not involved in any type of dispute and appears to have been caught in the crossfire. He was taken to a local hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

Several vehicles in the area were also struck by stray bullets. No other gunshot victims have come forward. The motive for this shooting is unknown and officers are following up on potential leads.

No further information is being released due to the on-going investigation.

If anyone has any information related to this incident, they are encouraged to call the Antioch Police Department non-emergency line at (925) 778-2441. They may also text an anonymous tip to 274637(CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH in the body of the text.

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