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With help of K9 officer, Antioch police arrest man for multiple weapons violations Thursday morning

Saturday, April 20th, 2019

Antioch K9 Officer Purcy with the gun found Thursday morning, April 18, 2019. Photos by APD.

Suspect arrested by Antioch Police on April 18, 2019.

Thursday morning, April 18, 2019 around 3 a.m., Antioch Police officers were dispatched to a suspicious circumstance involving a man with a gun in the area of Aster Drive. Officers located the man walking away into a nearby apartment complex and were able to quickly catch up and detain him.

During a search of the area K9 Purcy located a .40 caliber Glock handgun with an extended magazine in a nearby bush.

The man was arrested for multiple weapons violations and K9 Purcy was rewarded with his favorite toy.

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Antioch adds another officer to the police force

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

New Antioch Police Officer Ashley Crandell with Chief Tammany Brooks following her oath of office ceremony on Monday, April 16, 2019. Photo by APD.

By Antioch Police Department

On Monday, we welcomed Officer Ashley Crandell. Ashley was raised in Roseville and graduated from Wood Creek High School. After graduating High School, Ashley moved to the Bay Area and attended Contra Costa Community College. While in college, Ashley worked for the Contra Costa Community College District Police Department as a Police Aide. Ashley earned her Associates degree in Administration of Justice and graduated with honors.

Ashley attended Alameda County’s Police Academy and was a Deputy Sheriff for Alameda County for two years prior to joining the Antioch Police Department.

In her free time, Ashley enjoys hiking and backpacking, reading, and spending quality time with her family.

A fun fact about Ashley is that she has no fear of heights and is fascinated by bears. While backpacking, in Yosemite she got to see a mother bear and two cubs up close.

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Brentwood Police arrest two Antioch juveniles for stolen car, other crimes

Saturday, April 13th, 2019

Stolen car from Antioch recovered, replica gun and metal knuckles seized from the suspects. Photos by Brentwood PD

By Brentwood Police Department

Posted on Facebook April 9, 2019

Recently an alert citizen notified dispatch of a suspicious vehicle driving around in their neighborhood. Officers responded to the area, located the vehicle and while contacting the occupants of the vehicle, officers observed a suspected firearm inside the vehicle. The occupants were removed from the vehicle and the suspected firearm was found to be a replica. Metal knuckles were located on the driver.

During the investigation, the vehicle was found to be stolen out of Antioch and was later reunited with the owner. Two of the occupants were arrested without incident and charged with various crimes. The third occupant was released. All three individuals were juveniles from Antioch.

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Antioch Police arrest drug dealers with help of K9 officer

Saturday, April 13th, 2019

Antioch Police K9 Officer Kona and drugs she helped discover. Photos by APD

A gun, money and more drugs K9 Officer Kona helped discover.

By Antioch Police Department

Tuesday (April 9, 2019) was a very good day for the Antioch Police Department, while not being a very good day for a couple of suspected drug dealers. Early in the afternoon, Officer Smith and his K9 partner, Kona, responded to assist on a traffic stop. Kona was utilized for her ability to locate narcotics and alerted on the vehicle stopped. She was then able to pinpoint an area of the vehicle and approximately 2 lbs. of suspected methamphetamine was located, hidden in the vehicle.

Then, late Tuesday night, graveyard officers responded to a disturbance in the 5000 block of Rockwall Way. As it turned out, this appears to have been a narcotics transaction gone awry. A male subject involved was found to be in possession of an ounce of suspected cocaine, an ounce of suspected methamphetamine, over a half pound of marijuana, a loaded firearm, and a large amount of cash.

Both suspects from both incidents were sent to the main detention facility in Martinez for several different felony charges.

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Antioch Police force adds lateral officer from Stockton

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Chief Tammany Brooks with new Antioch Police Officer Brandon Bushby. Photo by APD

By Antioch Police Department

On Monday, we welcomed lateral officer Brandon Bushby. Brandon grew up in Albany and graduated from Albany High School. While in high school, he played both football and baseball.

In 2009, Brandon joined the El Cerrito Police Department as a Police Explorer before being hired as a police cadet in 2012.

In 2013, Brandon put himself through the Napa Valley College Police Academy while working for El Cerrito PD. After graduating the academy in 2014, Brandon was hired as a police officer for the City of Stockton. For the last four years, he has worked patrol and was a field training officer.

In his free time, Brandon enjoys working out, hiking, shooting, and spending time with family and friends. Brandon is very eager to serve the City of Antioch and is honored to join the Antioch Police family.

A fun fact about Brandon is that he collects police patches and has nearly a thousand of them.

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CHP investigates another Highway 4 shooting, in Martinez Saturday night, no injuries

Monday, April 1st, 2019

Descriptions of shooter and driver provided by victims

By Brandon Correia, Public Information Officer, CHP-Contra Costa

Late last night on Saturday, March 30 just before midnight at 11:57pm, CHP was advised of a possible freeway shooting that occurred on HWY-4 W/B between Franklin Canyon and McEwen Road, just outside of Martinez.

Upon CHP arrival, the victim vehicle, a silver Nissan Maxima, was parked on the right shoulder with two apparent bullet holes in the windshield. The two victims in the Nissan, an adult male driver and an adult female passenger, we’re thankfully not injured and awaiting CHP‘s arrival and were cooperative throughout the entire investigation. The suspect vehicle fled the area.
We have learned through the victims the following; They were traveling on HWY-4 W/B when possibly a newer model white Toyota Corolla (or a similar style vehicle) quickly approached the back of the Nissan, began tailgating them, and then moved to pass on the left side, as the Nissan began to slow.

The victim driver related the passenger of the suspect Toyota began yelling and screaming at them. The male victim then slowed and parked the Nissan on the right shoulder in an attempt to allow the suspect to pass but the suspect vehicle also stopped on the right shoulder & parked in front of the Nissan. Then the male victim related bullets were fired at them from the passenger side window of the suspect Toyota, striking the Nissan windshield. Luckily the male and female victim both ducked below the dash and we’re not injured. Then the suspect vehicle fled the area.
The suspect passenger is described as a white male adult between 35-40 years old, bald, w/ tattoos on his face and right arm. The driver is described as possibly a mixed ethnicity adult male between 30-35 years old, with short black hair.

This incident is still under investigation and we do not have any further details or information to release.
We cannot predict when criminals are going to commit these crimes but what we can do, is a thorough investigation in which you can possibly assist us. We’d like to advise the public of these TIPS if you witness or have information regarding any freeway shooting;
1 – Know which freeway you’re on with your direction of travel, and nearest offramp
2 – Try to get a make, model and color of the suspect vehicle, and a full license plate if possible
3 – Try to get a description of the suspect or suspects, male or female, approximate age, ethnicity, clothing description, identifying marks or tattoos, etc.

If you have any information regarding this incident on HWY-4 from last night, please contact Contra Costa CHP at 925-646-4980. Or you can also call our 24-hr Tip Line at 707-917-4491.

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Following police chase from Pittsburg to Richmond, man arrested for attempted murder after shooting at driver in Antioch and Pittsburg

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

By Corporal Steve McElroy #2500, Antioch Police Field Services Burea

On Wednesday, March 27 at approximately 3:45 p.m., Antioch Police officers responded to the 4500 block of Delta Fair Blvd. regarding a 35-year-old male who had reportedly been shot or shot at. The victim then reported the incident himself to the police and indicated that he was following the responsible party in his vehicle into the City of Pittsburg.

While the victim was still on the phone with Antioch Police Dispatch, he reported the responsible party was shooting at him again in the City of Pittsburg. Pittsburg police officers arrived in the area and were flagged down by the victim, who pointed out the responsible vehicle to them. While trying to stop this subject, the driver fled and ultimately led Pittsburg police on a vehicle pursuit into the City of Richmond, where he eventually pulled over and was arrested without incident.

The victim was found to be suffering from non-life-threatening injuries and was treated and released from an area hospital. Evidence of a shooting and a firearm were discovered at the Pittsburg shooting scene. The responsible party, a 39-year-old male, was transported back to the City of Pittsburg where Antioch police officers took custody of him. He was later booked into the county jail in Martinez on multiple felony charges.

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Antioch Police Department non-emergency line at (925) 778-2441 or text-a-tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the key word ANTIOCH.

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Antioch man arrested Thursday for armed robberies in Rio Vista, El Cerrito

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

By Rio Vista Police Department

At around 1:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon RVPD officers responded to a report of an armed robbery that occurred in the parking lot of the Family Dollar store on Highway 12.  The victims had agreed to meet the suspect to sell him a cellular phone. The suspect used a handgun to rob the victims of an Apple iPhone.

Earlier in the morning the suspect, Vandrick Jones, age 22, from Antioch, a parolee with a lengthy history of robbery and gun charges forced a female he met online to drive him around the Bay Area at gunpoint where we know he committed at least one other armed robbery in El Cerrito.

As the suspect and his victim attempted to flee Rio Vista, they were spotted on Highway 12 by Chief Dailey.  A pursuit ensued through downtown with Jones forcing the female to keep driving until they hit a dead end in the school bus corporation yard.  The female was rescued unharmed and evaluated by Rio Vista Fire and Medic Ambulance.  Jones jumped fences and hid in a back yard on Tahoe Drive.  RVPD worked with the Rio Vista High School and a lockdown was implemented to insure the safety of the students due to the proximity to the school.  The Alert system work very well.

Solano County Sheriff’s K9 and patrol deputies showed up in force along with a CHP helicopter to assist RVPD and a perimeter was secured, keeping the suspect confined until the Sheriff’s K9 team found him hiding under a children’s swimming pool.  Jones was taken into custody and booked for kidnapping, armed robbery, felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition and a parole hold.  The FBI Violent Crimes Task Force in Solano County will be joining our investigation.

RVPD wishes to give our thanks to Solano County for their assistance today!  The teamwork between both agencies was outstanding.

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