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Police arrest three Antioch men for probation violations

Monday, March 24th, 2014

By Sergeant Morefield, Antioch Police Investigations Bureau

On Wednesday, March 19, 2014, Detectives of the Antioch Police Department, in partnership with members of the Richmond, Concord and Pittsburg Police Departments, California Department of Corrections, California Department of Justice, as well as members of the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department, Probation Department and District Attorney’s Office conducted a series of probation searches of residences in the City of Antioch. This operation was targeted at AB-109 probationers living in the city.

The operation lasted the better part of the day as seven searches were conducted throughout the City of Antioch. A total of three suspects were arrested during this operation, including a 22-year-old, male, Antioch resident for Felon in Possession of Ammo, a 23-year-old, male, Antioch resident for a Parolee at Large Warrant and a 46-year-old, male, Antioch resident for Possession of Narcotics for Sale, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammo. Over an ounce of suspected narcotics were seized along with two loaded firearms and additional ammo during this operation. This operation was conducted to monitor and maintain the compliance of AB-109 probationers living in the City of Antioch.

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

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

NOTE: AB-109 was the Assembly Bill that was signed into law signed by Governor Jerry Brown in 2011 to reduce prison overcrowding and designed to reduce recidivism (repeat offenders) in California.

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Man shot in Antioch, Wednesday morning

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

By Acting Lieutenant Don La Due, Antioch Police Field Services Division

On Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at approximately 11:42 AM, Antioch police received numerous calls of shots fired in the area of West 5th and J Streets Officers arrived and an area check was completed. There were no victims or suspects located at that time, however, shell casings were located in the 900 block of W. 5th St. A few minutes later, officers were dispatched to a possible fight on W. 2nd Street. Officers located the victim there with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Leads to the identity of the shooter are being investigated. This incident may have been narcotics related.

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 police arrest man for DUI following car accident early Friday

Friday, March 14th, 2014

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

On Friday, March 14, 2014 at approximately 2:26 AM, Antioch police responded to a call of a vehicle accident involving a single vehicle on Cavallo Road near Minner Avenue. Upon arrival, officers discovered that the driver of the vehicle had been ejected from the vehicle during the accident and had major injuries. The driver was the only occupant of the vehicle and was transported to a local hospital.

The driver of the vehicle was suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and was placed under arrest for DUI. The incident is still under investigation at this time.

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Antioch man victim of hit and run on Monday night

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

By Sergeant Mike Hulsey, Antioch Police Field Services Bureau

On Monda, March 3, 2014 at approximately 6:47 PMAntioch police officers responded to the 900 block of West 10th Street on a report of an auto vs. pedestrian collision. The victim, a 48-year-old Antioch man, had just walked away from a store and was crossing the street in the crosswalk when he was struck by a vehicle. The driver of the responsible vehicle fled the scene and was not located. The suspect vehicle is described as a silver mini-van (with front end damage) that was last seen east bound on West 10th Street. No suspect information is available at this time. The victim was transported to a local hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this accident is urged to contact the Antioch Police Department at (925) 778-2441.

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Teenagers crash car in to pool in Antioch, early Saturday morning, driver arrested

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

By Corporal J. McMurry, Antioch Police Field Services Bureau

On Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 12:32 AM, Antioch policeofficers responded to the 911 call of a vehicle that had crashed through a fence at a residence in the 4500 block of Elkhorn Way and had landed in a swimming pool and submerged with three occupants trapped inside.

Officers arrived and learned all three occupants had exited the vehicle and climbed out of the pool. One 17-year-old male was contacted at the scene but the other two occupants had fled the scene on foot. The 17-year-old had minor injuries that were treated at the scene by paramedics.

Approximately 25-minutes later, officers located two males, 18-year-old David Martinez and a 16-year-old, walking on Lone Tree Way near the Antioch Community Center. Both males were soaking wet from head to toe. Evidence located at the crash site assisted officers in determining that the two males were the two other occupants that had fled the scene after the crash.

Martinez was determined to be the driver of the vehicle and he was later booked into county jail. Speed and alcohol are suspected as being factors and the case is still under investigation. None of the occupants of the damaged home including the 39-year-old owner, or surrounding neighbors, were injured during the incident.

Anyone with information related to this case is asked to call the Antioch Police Department non-emergency line at (925) 778-2441. You may also text an anonymous tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the key word Antioch in the body of the text.

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Man arrested for felony assault with a knife in Antioch, Wednesday evening

Friday, February 28th, 2014

By Sergeant Santiago Castillo, Antioch Police Field Services Bureau

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at approximately 5:00 p.m., APD was called to an apartment in the Lake Shore Apartment Complex at 600 Wilbur Avenue, for a report of an intoxicated male fighting with a female and her elderly father. The caller indicated that the male was armed with a knife and had cut the female during the fight.

Upon arrival, Officers confronted the male who was later identified as 32-year-old, David Thomason standing on a second-story balcony banging on the front door to an apartment. When officers confronted him, Thomason produced a knife which he held to his neck. After a short standoff, Thomason was taken into custody after being subdued with the use of a taser.

Thomason was taken to a local hospital before being taken to the county jail on felony charges. The female victim and her father were treated by AMR at the scene. No further information is being released at this time due to the ongoing 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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Two teens arrested for Antioch home burglary, Wednesday

Friday, February 28th, 2014

By Corporal Rick Smith, Antioch Police Community Policing Bureau

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 1:30 PM, Antioch police officers were summoned to the 2800 block of Vista Way. A witness, knowing the residents were not home at this time, called and reported seeing two subjects enter into the side yard. Both subjects were seen at the front door just prior to this.

When officers arrived on scene, they found the residence forced open. During a check of the interior, an adult male and juvenile male were located. They were in the process of ransacking the interior and placing items from the residence into bags. Both attempted to flee, but were quickly apprehended. Both had several items belonging to the victims on their person at the time of arrest.

The juvenile, a 17-year-old male was later booked into Juvenile Hall and the adult, an 18-year-old male was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility. This apprehension was thanks to the alertness and cooperation of neighborhood residents.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Antioch Police Department at (925) 778-2441. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word “ANTIOCH”.

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Man accidentally shoots himself at Antioch Walmart, last Friday

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

By Sgt. Tom Fuhrmann, Antioch Police Investigations Bureau

On Friday, February 21, 2014 at 10:10 PM, Antioch police officers were dispatched to Walmart for a man who had been shot in the leg. The 27-year-old victim told officers he was walking with a relative when he heard a shot and felt pain in his leg. The victim stated at that time he had no idea who shot him. Evidence at the scene did not support the victim’s statement to police. The victim was treated at an area hospital and he was later released.

A follow-up interview with the victim revealed the victim was in possession of a gun when it accidentally went off and he shot himself in the leg. The case is being sent to the District Attorney’s Office for review.

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

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