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Two arrested in Antioch, eight in Livermore, Thursday for “enormous” marijuana operation, other violations

Monday, August 15th, 2016
Two men are in handcuffs following their arrest on Thursday. An Antioch Police Officer looks on. photo courtesy of Mike Burkholder

Two men are in handcuffs following their arrest in Antioch on Thursday. photo courtesy of Mike Burkholder

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office began a long term investigation regarding an enormous outdoor illegal marijuana cultivation near mile marker 18.6 on Mines Road in rural Livermore. ACSO obtained a search warrant for the 200 acre property, as well as a residence of the primary suspect in Antioch.

On Thursday, August 11, 2016, the search warrant was conducted on Mines Road with the assistance of Hayward, Fremont and East Bay Regional Parks Police. CHP Air ops and our UAV team provided aerial support. The Antioch residence search warrant was done by the Alameda County Narcotics Task. A small, illegal marijuana grow, approximately two pounds of dried and processed marijuana and $10,000 cash were located in Antioch. Two suspects were arrested at that location on Barbano Court.

The Mines Road location consisted of three separate parcels which were spread out on the 200 acres of land. Over 4,600 Marijuana plants were eradicated. Some of these plants were over 9 feet tall and six feet wide. 100 lbs of processed marijuana, two firearms, and over $15,000 in cash were recovered. Eight people were detained and ultimately arrested for Cultivation and distribution of illegal marijuana at this location. A marijuana oil extraction lab was also located.

The land, gardens, and dozens of outbuildings were inspected by California Fish and Game, Zone 7 Water District, and Alameda County Code Enforcement. The Game Wardens located over 20 violations of environmental crimes. Some of the major violations were diverting natural water runoff, drilling illegal wells, and crimes of pollution which all severely impacted the environment in a negative way. Fish and Game reported there is likely over a million dollars’ worth of civil penalties for the damage caused by this marijuana grow. Cal Fire additionally evaluated the area and noted several violations regarding fire safety and endangerment to the environment.

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office will be moving forward with the prosecution of this case.

 

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Shootings, armed robberies, drugs, burglary among Antioch Police calls for service, August 4-11, 2016

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Following are the Antioch Police calls for service highlights as published in City Manager Steve Duran’s Weekly Report dated August 12, 2016 and provided by Chief of Police Allan Cantando.

Calls for Service & Arrest Data Summary:

Time Period: 08/4/2016 00:00:00 – 08/10/16 23:59:59

Number of Calls for Service: 1,679

Number of Case Reports: 330

Number of Arrests: 81

Felony: 32

Misdemeanor: 49

Arrests with DUI charge: 4

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

  • ·On 8/4/16 at 8:15 am a 56 year old female on West 20th Street called dispatch to report she was being threatened by her daughter’s ex-boyfriend, 25 year old Siosaia Vake, and that she had a restraining order against Vake. Officers arrived on scene and it was learned that Vake came to the residence and demanded that he be able to stay at the apartment. The victim has a peaceful contact order against Vake because he has been violent towards her in the past. She told Vake he could not stay and he threatened to kill her and insinuated he had a gun. Vake also threatened to kill her because she was a witness in a case where he was arrested. The victim stated that Vake was currently in her garage and she wanted him removed and arrested for threatening her. Vake was contacted in the garage and was told to sit on the ground. A large amount of suspected methamphetamine was found in his pant pocket.The methamphetamine was packaged in numerous small baggies for the purpose of sales. When Vake saw that an officer found the methamphetamine he stood up in an attempt to flee. Vake was arrested transported to county jail.
  • ·On 8/4/16 at 11:48 am an officer conducted a pedestrian stop on Lone Tree Way at Sunset Lane and contacted 32 year old Christopher Smith. Smith was found to have a felony warrant for arson. He was arrested and sent to county jail.
  • ·On 8/4/16 at 9:37pm 25 year old Monica Sahagun was contacted on a vehicle stop on Peppertree way and found to have a warrant for her arrest. She was cite released on her warrant at the scene.
  • ·On 8/5/16 at 12:24 pm a concerned citizen called dispatch stating that they witnessed 29 year old Felipe Gonzalez beating up a female near Super Wine and Liquor on Delta Fair Boulevard. Gonzalez and the female were contacted and she had fresh bruising and swelling to her face. It was determined that Gonzalez had struck the victim in the face. During a search Gonzalez was found to have a glass smoking pipe in his possession. Gonzalez was found to be on three counts of probation, all for auto theft. Gonzalez was arrested and transported to county jail.
  • ·On 8/5/16 at 5:30 pm officers were dispatched to the Somersville Town Center on reports of shots being fired near Macy’s. While en-route, numerous callers reported various vehicles fleeing and numerous subjects running. An extensive area check for any witnesses and/or victims met with negative results. Mall security advised of a possible verbal argument or potential robbery in the area of where the shooting took place. During a canvass of the parking lot, officers located two spent .45 caliber casings in a parking stall near the main entrance. Sears called to report two males had run through their store and into the apartments across the street. Sears believed the two males to be involved in the shooting.
  • ·On 8/5/16 at 9:40 pm officers were dispatched to Camby Road on a report of a residential burglary in progress. Upon arrival, officers located a stolen SUV in the driveway. The resident of the home was deceased as of two weeks ago and nobody lived in the home. We were able to contact the owner’s son, who provided us with the code to the lock box. Officer Harger and his K-9 took a perimeter position in the rear yard, while Officer White and his K-9 searched the interior of the residence. While in the rear yard, K-9 Donna alerted to a person in the neighboring yard. Officers removed some fence boards to gain access and they contacted 27 year old Jessica Hulsey who was arrested without incident. Hulsey admitted to taking items from the garage and to knowing the SUV was stolen. Hulsey stated her boyfriend drove them to the home in the stolen vehicle and that he fled the scene upon the officer’s arrival. Hulsey was booked into county jail.
  • ·On 8/5/16 at 10:15 pm a 29 year old male reported that he was walking westbound on Delta Fair Boulevard near Kaiser when an unknown male approached him. The male swung a backpack at him and struck him in the head and face. The male grabbed unscratched Lotto tickets from the victim’s hands and fled on foot. The victim suffered a minor scratch and an area check for the responsible met with negative results.
  • ·On 8/6/16 at 3:21 am, 25 year old Nicholas Steacker was heading home when he veered to the right and struck several parked cars on Burwood Way. Steacker was found to be extremely intoxicated. The collision severe injuries to Steacker which resulted in him being transported to a hospital. A blood sample was obtained and he was released.
  • ·On 8/6/16 at 8:28 am Shell Gas Employees on Auto Center Drive called to report a transient subject loitering around the property. Officers contacted 25 year old Cameron Alexander in the area and he was found to have a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and booked in county jail.
  • ·On 8/6/16 at 11:21 am APD dispatched received numerous calls of shots being fired at the entrance to the Mall. Upon our arrival, we located 2 different calibers of shell casing in front of the main doors indicating this was a possible exchange of gun fire. The front glass doors had a few holes along with a vehicle owned by a customer. We learned two pairs of males were in the mall and had a dispute over a new shoe that was released at one of the stores. The males started fighting in the middle of the mall. Security was unable to break up the fight because one of the males in the fight had a gun and a second male standing by the fight also brandished a gun in his waistband. The fight eventually spilled outside where the gunshots were exchanged. One of the males took cover behind an unoccupied vehicle as the male shot back towards the front of the mall. The 4 suspects all fled the area and no victims have come forward. The investigation is ongoing.
  • ·On 8/6/16 at 10:45 pm 37 year old Stacey Lairson was detained for shoplifting at Wal-Mart and found to have a felony warrant out of Trinity County. Lairson was arrested and booked at county jail.
  • ·On 8/7/16 at 3:30 pm APD dispatched received a call of two males in the area of Spanos and Linden with one of the males being armed with a gun. Dispatch obtained a good description of the males as officers responded. Officers arrived in the area and found the males near Mahogany and Banyan. A 23 year old male stopped immediately but a 17 year old male ran from officers. Officers chased after him as he started jumping fences. We established a quick perimeter and he came walking out of the block trying to play off that he was coming from a house. He had discarded his jacket to change his looks. He was detained and identified and we located his loaded gun with 30 round magazine in the back of a dump truck in the yard he initially ran through. He was arrested and later booked in Juvenile Hall.
  • ·On 8/7/16 at 5:09 pm an anonymous witness called to report seeing a male in front of Quikstop on Sycamore Drive who kept pulling out a gun and taking pictures of himself with it. 25 year old Andrey Bryant was located in the parking lot and matched the description. Bryant was found to have a loaded gun in his waistband. The gun came back stolen out of a residential burglary in Vacaville. Bryant was booked at county jail.
  • ·On 8/8/16 at 7:55 am code enforcement officers went to a homeless camp near the foot bridge by the Antioch Marina. They came in contact with 31 year old Ashley Roja who was found to have a warrant. Officers responded and she was arrested without incident. She was booked in county jail.
  • ·On 8/8/16 at 10:41 am the victim was driving eastbound on Lone Tree Way when she came to a stop near Eagleridge Dr. While stopped, her vehicle was hit from behind by 26 year old Terrance Hawkins. Hawkins got out of his car, told the victim that he was not going to jail and did not have insurance. He fled the scene on foot. The victim had complaint of pain and was transported to a local hospital. Her 14 year old son had a small laceration from the collision and was transported to a hospital by a family member. Officers located Hawkins approximately a half mile away walking towards his residence. He was out of breath and sweating. He was arrested without incident and positively identified by both victims. Hawkins was booked at county jail.
  • ·On 8/8/16 at 1:50 pm officers were working a proactive detail and went to Lawton St. for a warrant service. Upon arrival, they located several subjects in the open garage. 24 year old Daniel Bell was arrested for two misdemeanor warrants and booked in county jail. Officers located approximately 1 ounce of heroin packaged for sales, scales and $460 in cash on 27 year old Durell Anderson. He also had a warrant for his arrest and was booked into county jail.
  • ·On 8/8/16 at 7:19 pm officers contacted the occupants of an RV parked at Auto Zone. All three subjects, 49 year old Leonard Burleigh and 41 year old Sandra Cox were found to be on searchable probation. Over an ounce of methamphetamine was found in Burleigh’s property and just less than 10 grams of methamphetamine was found in Cox’s purse. Burleigh provided consent to search his cell phone, which revealed texts indicative of narcotic sales. Both subjects were arrested and booked at county jail.
  • ·On 8/8/16 at 9:54 pm 38 year old Shadia Richards was contacted on a pedestrian stop on West 10th Street. Richards had a warrant for her arrest. She was arrested without incident and sent to county jail.
  • ·On 8/9/16 at 4:25 am 45 year old Anthony Wood was contacted at the Antioch Marina. Wood had a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested without incident and sent to county jail.
  • ·On 8/9/16 at 2:48 pm officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of Mahogany Way and Dogwood Way. They contacted 20 year old Travonte Moore who was found to have a felony warrant for his arrest. He was later booked at county jail.
  • ·On 8/9/16 at 5 pm 54 year old John Anderson was contacted during a loitering complaint at 7-11 on Buchanan Road. He was found to have a no-cite warrant for DUI. Anderson was arrested and booked at county jail.
  • ·On 8/10/16 at 5:11 am officers responded to an alarm at Ace Hardware and located 24 year old Antoineisha Robinson in the fenced yard. Robinson was cited and released for trespassing.
  • ·On 8/10/16 at 12:42 pm officers responded to E and W 7th Streets for a male subject kicking and punching a female inside of a vehicle. It was learned that 19 year old Dennis Carter attempted to carjack a 31 year old female and struck her numerous times with his fists and feet. A witness followed Carter and watched him go into an apartment on 4th Street. The apartment was surrounded and Carter was called out of the residence. Carter was arrested for attempted carjacking and felony battery and transported to county jail.
  • ·On 8/10/16 at 4:15 pm an officer located a stolen Honda being driven by an unknown male. The officer continued to follow the vehicle until cover units could arrive. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle once the Honda turned onto the E/B on ramp to Highway 4 from ‘A’ Street. The Honda failed to yield and a short pursuit ensued. The pursuit was quickly terminated for public safety. The Honda was last seen going toward the City of Brentwood.
  • ·On 8/10/16 at 11:10 pm officers were on routine patrol in the area of G St and W. 15th Street, when they observed 25 year old Charles Costa walking on foot. The officers recognized Costa and knew he had an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest. Officers contacted Costa and arrested him without incident.
  • ·On 8/10/16 at 11:51 pm officers were dispatched to the 7-11 on Sunset Lane for the report of a silent holdup alarm. Upon arrival, they contacted the clerk on duty. The clerk stated an unknown male entered the store with his head covered with a black jacket. The male pointed a silver handgun at the clerk and went behind the counter. The suspect demanded the money from the registers, and stole several cigars and Newport cigarettes. The suspect then fled the store on foot in an unknown direction. The clerk advised he was unable to review the camera system and was afraid to work the rest of his shift so he closed the store for the evening, locked up and left for the night.
  • ·On 8/11/16 at 4:41 am an adult male, armed with a handgun, robbed a 20 year old female in the parking lot of Jack in the Box on A Street of her purse and cell phone. The responsible fled on foot and was not located.
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Two shootings at Antioch mall in August, one started over new shoes dispute

Monday, August 15th, 2016

According to Antioch Chief of Police Allan Cantando’s police calls for service summary in City Manager Steve Duran’s latest weekly report, there were two incidents of shootings at the Somersville Towne Center in Antioch in early August.

First, on Friday, August 5, 2016 at 5:30 pm officers were dispatched to the Somersville Towne Center on reports of shots being fired near Macy’s. While en-route, numerous callers reported various vehicles fleeing and numerous subjects running. An extensive area check for any witnesses and/or victims met with negative results.

Mall security advised of a possible verbal argument or potential robbery in the area of where the shooting took place. During a canvass of the parking lot, officers located two spent .45 caliber casings in a parking stall near the main entrance. Sears called to report two males had run through their store and into the apartments across the street. Sears believed the two males to be involved in the shooting.

Then, on Saturday, August 6, at 11:21 am APD dispatch received numerous calls of shots being fired at the entrance to the mall. Upon our arrival, we located two different calibers of shell casing in front of the main doors indicating this was a possible exchange of gun fire. The front glass doors had a few holes along with a vehicle owned by a customer. We learned two pairs of males were in the mall and had a dispute over a new shoe that was released at one of the stores.

The males started fighting in the middle of the mall. Security was unable to break up the fight because one of the males in the fight had a gun and a second male standing by the fight also brandished a gun in his waistband. The fight eventually spilled outside where the gunshots were exchanged. One of the males took cover behind an unoccupied vehicle as the male shot back towards the front of the mall. The four suspects all fled the area and no victims have come forward. The investigation is ongoing.

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Contra Costa Sheriff warns of scam – suspect impersonating police officer

Monday, August 15th, 2016

The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff would like to call your attention to a scam. Although it is not anything new, it pops up every now and then and usually targets the elderly. Fortunately, the victim in the most recent case last week did not suffer any loss.

The suspect impersonates a Deputy Sheriff and tells people that they have missed jury duty and there is a warrant for their arrest.

The suspect goes on to say the warrant could be cleared by making a “green dot” payment at various local drug stores. There were two phone numbers associated with this scam and they have set up an automated voice message claiming to be the Sheriff’s Office. In another variation of this scam, the suspect tells people they have unpaid parking tickets that can be cleared by purchasing prepaid debit cards at stores.

These are scams. The Office of the Sheriff does not have people pay fines or fees by through reloadable prepaid cards. Furthermore, the public is never contacted in this way.

Anyone receiving such a call should refuse to provide any personal information to the caller or simply hang up. Please contact your local law enforcement agency and notify them of the incident.

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Oakland man arrested for attempted murder, following Antioch car chase, crash with ex-girlfriend and son, Thursday morning

Thursday, August 11th, 2016
The victims' car following the chase and collision with her ex-boyfriend and father of their son, Thursday morning.

The victims’ car following the chase and collision with her ex-boyfriend and father of their son, Thursday morning. photo provided by Antioch Police

Joshua Dillard

Joshua Dillard

On Thursday, August 11, 2016 at approximately 11:47 AM, Antioch Police Department dispatch received a call from a female victim, who stated her ex-boyfriend and father of her child was chasing the victims’ car. During the call the female victim stated that the male suspect was ramming her vehicle. APD dispatch started receiving multiple phone calls from citizens regarding the incident reporting a major traffic collision on Hillcrest Avenue at Via Dora Drive and that the male suspect had forced the victims into his car.

Officers arrived on the scene and found the victims’ vehicle which had sustained major damage and the victims were not at the scene. A short time later a local hospital called and stated the two victims, a 23-year-old Antioch woman and their three-year-old son, were dropped off and being treated.

The male suspect, identified as Joshua Dillard, age 23 of Oakland, left the hospital but returned a short time later and was taken into custody. Dillard was arrested for attempted murder, child endangerment and domestic violence and later transported to the Martinez Detention Facility with a bail of $1,195,000.

There will be no further information released regarding this case at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call the Antioch Police Department non-emergency line at (925) 778-2441. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the key word ANTIOCH.

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Fact Check: Crime statistics, police staffing during Harper’s term as Mayor support, undermine his claims

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

By Allen Payton, Publisher & Editor

There’s an old saying that goes “figures don’t lie but liars do figure”. That can be said of some elected officials and candidates for public office. Unfortunately, Americans have come to expect our public officials to lie to us – and some do. More often is the case that candidates make exaggerations during their campaigns. It’s the media’s job to verify the truth and accuracy of their claims.

So, much like the major media does with the presidential candidates and their claims during speeches and press conferences (when they hold them), I thought I’d do a Fact Check of my own on the claims made by Antioch Mayor Wade Harper in his recent re-election campaign announcement. (Please read the article containing it, here).  In it, he stated “Under my leadership as mayor of the city of Antioch we have become a safer and more prosperous city.”

Following is a chart of annual Part I crime statistics in Antioch, as provided on the City’s website which generally supports that claim. Click here to view the details of each year’s crime statistics.

Antioch_Part_I_Crime_and_Arrest_Statistics_2012-JuMostly True

As you can see, between 2012, the year Harper was elected Mayor, and 2015, Part I crimes were down in six of the eight categories which are reported to the FBI. However, during the same time period theft increased 5.5%, rapes increased 82.8%, and Adult Arrests were up 35.5%, and 37.7% compared to 2013. Juvenile arrests, on the other hand decreased by 31.7% between 2012 and 2015. For the latest statistics, comparing crimes during the same time periods, murder, robbery and arson have all increased in 2016 over 2015.

While most of the serious crime categories have experienced decreases, total arrests have increased during the period, leading one to assume that overall crime has increased in Antioch. One argument for that has been because of the additional officers on the Antioch Police force who are available to make more arrests. However, the City had only a net two additional officers by June, 2016 with 91 sworn over August, 2013 when the City had 89.

Therefore, what Harper claimed in his re-election campaign announcement regarding the reduction in crime is mostly true. For Part I crimes through 2015, I give it at best, a rating of 75% true, since six of the eight categories saw a reduction. That’s a grade of C on any test in school, which is a passing grade. But, for 2016 over 2015, I have to give Harper’s claim a rating of 62.5%, which is equivalent of a D, because the decrease has occurred in only five of the eight categories. If you add the increase in adult and total arrests, those ratings have to be decreased, since other, non-Part I crimes must have increased.

Zero Tolerance for Crime?

Comparing the annual and total crime statistics during his term as Mayor to his 2012 campaign slogan “Zero Tolerance for Crime” – while a great goal, was surprising for any candidate to ever offer, since it requires a 100% reduction in crime – Harper’s claim is woefully lacking. The 35 murders, 155 rapes, 1,117 robberies,  1,653 aggravated assaults, 3,897 robberies, 6,631 cases of theft and 3,770 car thefts that have occurred in Antioch during his term as Mayor, clearly undermine his claim of a zero tolerance for crime. While we unfortunately expect candidates for public office to make exaggerations, this is a clear case of over-promising and under-delivering.

4 of 22 Promised Police Officers

More importantly, comparing what he promised in 2013, when he signed the ballot argument in favor of the half-cent sales tax initiative, known as Measure C (view it here), to what has actually occurred, Harper falls seriously short. He and the rest of the City Council, at that time, which included Mary Rocha and Monica Wilson, who are also up for re-election, this year, promised 22 more officers in addition to the 89 the City had at the time, if voters passed Measure C.

Here’s what the ballot argument stated:

A Yes on Measure C will allow us to immediately hire 22 new police officers, decreasing the time it takes to respond to 911 calls. It will also provide funds to reduce the number of gang-related homicides, assaults and robberies. Our police force has dwindled from 126 officers four years ago to only 89 today.

To date, the City has 93 sworn police officers giving us just four of the 22 additional officers they promised. That means Harper, Rocha and Wilson, as well as Tiscareno (who isn’t up for re-election, this year) have fallen 81.8% short of fulfillment. It’s another clear case of over-promising and under-delivering.

In his campaign announcement, Harper also stated “We’ve had the most aggressive hiring practice, recruiting about 40 police officers since passage of Measure C.  That’s a promise kept. That’s effective leadership.” What he failed to mention is the fact that the City lost 36 officers during the same time period, due to retirement, and others who quit or were terminated, leaving a net four additional officers. Thus his claim of a “promise kept” is false and is actually a promise broken.

As for Harper’s claim of “effective leadership” that is a subjective statement which I’ll leave up to the voters to decide.

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Gang member arrests, home invasion, gunshots, stolen cars, drugs among Antioch Police calls for service, July 28 through August 3, 2016

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Following are the Antioch Police calls for service highlights as published in City Manager Steve Duran’s Weekly Report dated August 5, 2016 and provided by Chief of Police Allan Cantando.

Calls for Service & Arrest Data Summary:

Time Period: 07/28/16 00:00:00 – 08/03/16 23:59:59

Number of Calls for Service: 1,697

Number of Case Reports: 292

Number of Arrests: 74

Felony: 37

Misdemeanor: 37

Arrests with DUI charge: 3

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

  • ·On 8/4/16 at 4:16 am, a resident in the 2500 block of Desrys Blvd. was awakened by a loud noise and found three unknown males inside her house. She screamed and they fled out the back door and over the fence into Turner Elementary. The loss is unknown, but it appears they entered through an open back door. An extensive search and police K-9 track brought negative results.
  • ·On 8/3/16 at 9:32 pm, an officer was driving through the 7-11 lot at 2700 Hillcrest Ave. when he was flagged down regarding a theft that just occurred. The clerk pointed out 46 year old Leontuan Ward, who was sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot, and stated he had just entered the store and placed several items into his pants pockets. Ward was contacted and found to be on probation for theft and had a warrant for his arrest. During a search of his person, several stolen items were recovered from his pants pockets. Officers attempted to contact the owner of the vehicle Ward was driving, who lives in Vallejo. Vallejo PD was contacted and coincidentally, VPD was at the vehicle’s owner’s residence taking a missing persons report. Vallejo PD was notified that Antioch PD would be arresting Ward and that Ward could not provide any information as to the whereabouts of the vehicle’s owner other than downtown Antioch. The vehicle was towed and stored and all information was passed onto Vallejo PD. Ward was booked into county jail.
  • ·On 8/3/16 at 5:00 am, the Antioch Police Department SWAT team and Gang Unit assisted the Safe Streets Task Force in serving two search warrants in the City of Antioch. One was in the 2000 block of Sugar Pine St. and the other was in the 1400 block of Viera Ave. The Safe Streets Task Force served search warrants at 20 different locations in the county regarding an investigation of the Norteño criminal street gang. Over 20 known gang members were taken into custody.
  • ·On 8/3/16 at 12:37 am, officers pulled behind a gold Mazda with no license plates. They conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of E St. and W. 6th St. As the officers were making the stop, another officer advised over the radio that a similar vehicle had been stolen earlier in the day. A records check on the VIN confirmed the vehicle was indeed reported stolen out of Antioch this same day. Officers contacted the driver of the Mazda, 20 year old Marianna Eagle, who stated she just bought the car today. However, she could not provide any information as to whom she had bought it from, where she bought it, or any contact information on the seller. The vehicle’s owner was contacted and stated he did not know Eagle. Eagle was arrested and booked into county jail for auto theft.
  • ·On 8/3/16 at 12:12 am, an adult male called dispatch stating he was being followed by someone that was armed with a stick. Dispatch could hear the caller yelling for someone to stop and then choking sounds. Officers found the caller down on the sidewalk in the area of Country Hills Dr. and Whitetail Dr. The caller appeared to be having a seizure. While officers were waiting for an ambulance to arrive, the caller had a second seizure. Due to the seizures, he was unable to give a statement regarding what happened to him. Officers circulated the area and no other persons were located. The caller was transported to the hospital and was found to have no physical injuries and no recollection of what occurred. An informational report was taken.
  • ·On 8/2/16 at 11:52 pm, a vehicle occupied by four adult males was stopped for expired registration in the area of Wilbur Ave. and Marie Ave. Officers noticed a short barrel rifle in plain view in the rear seat. All four subjects were Norteño gang members and arrested without incident.
  • ·On 8/2/16 at 9:31 pm, officers contacted the occupant of a suspicious vehicle at East Madill St. and A St. The occupant, 41 year old Johnny Ramirez and was found to have a parole violation warrant. Ramirez was arrested and booked into county jail.
  • ·On 8/2/16 at 1:34 pm, officers were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle call in the area of Mahogany Way and Spanos St. They contacted 54 year old Michael Jiles who was found to have a warrant for his arrest for various theft and drug charges. During a search of Jiles, the officer located approximately 1/2 ounce of methamphetamine in his armband. He was booked into county jail.
  • ·On 8/2/16 at 7:26 am, an officer was in the area of W 19th and D St. when he located an occupied stolen F350 pickup. He followed the vehicle to westbound Hwy 4 where another officer joined him at Contra Loma Blvd. The driver failed to yield and fled westbound. The pursuit was terminated near Bailey Rd. due to speeds and traffic conditions.
  • ·On 8/1/16 at 10:11 pm, two vehicles were possibly racing each other south bound on Hillcrest Ave. at Golden Bear Drive when they both lost control of their respective vehicles and crashed causing damage to city owned trees. Two occupants of one vehicle were transported by ambulance to the hospital for non life threatening injuries.
  • ·On 8/1/16 at 9:50 pm, during a pedestrian contact at Joe’s Liquors, 1911 D St., officers located methamphetamine in the possession of 48 year old Edward Ferogiaro. He was issued a citation for the possession and released at the scene.
  • ·On 8/1/16 at 2:06 pm, officers were dispatched to a complaint of transients setting up camp near the 2800 block of Valencia Lane 33 year old Jamal McClinton was contacted at the camp and found to have three no-cite warrants. McClinton was arrested and booked into county jail.
  • ·On 8/1/16 at 1:47 pm, officers responded to the area of E 18th St. and Cavallo Rd. for a report of shots fired. Nothing was immediately located in the area, but a victim was eventually contact in the 2700 block of Patricia Ave. The victim stated he’s had an on-going dispute with a male who is known to him. Today, the male shot at the victim as he drove home on Cavallo Rd. The victim’s vehicle was struck several times, but there were no injuries. While searching the area for the suspect’s vehicle, officers contacted 32 year old Deandre Brewer in the area of 13th St. and D St. It was determined that Brewer was not involved with the shooting, but had a warrant for his arrest. Brewer was booked into county jail. The shooting investigation is on-going.
  • ·On 7/31/16 at 10:00 pm, an officer contacted 35 year old John Sanborn at the Executive Inn located at 515 E. 18th St. Sanborn is on probation for narcotics convictions consented to a search of his person. During the search, the officer located suspected methamphetamine along with shaved keys. Sanborn was arrested without incident and later booked into county jail.
  • ·On 7/31/16 at 9:00 pm, an officer observed a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed through the intersection of W18th St. and A St. The officer conducted a traffic stop and contacted the driver, 26 year old Mario Farias, who displayed signs and symptoms of intoxication. As the officer attempted to have Farias exit the vehicle, he tried to start the engine. A brief struggle ensued and Farias was taken into custody. During a search of the vehicle a loaded .45 caliber revolver was found underneath the driver’s seat. Farias was arrested without further incident and booked into county jail for DUI, resisting arrest, and the loaded firearm.
  • ·On 7/31/16 at 7:03 pm, officers responded to the 2100 block of Aspen Way on a report of a male riding a dirt bike who lost control while doing a wheelie, and crashed into the residence. As officers arrived, the male fled on foot. A perimeter was quickly established and the suspect, 22 year old Michael Salt, was found hiding in the bushes in the In-Shape gym parking lot. Salt was extremely intoxicated and had moderate visible injuries. A computer check revealed Salt had a warrant for his arrest, however due to injuries sustained during the collision, he was transported and later admitted into the hospital. Salt was arrested and released pending further investigation due to his injuries at this time.
  • ·On 7/31/16 at 9:48 am, two neighbors in the 2900 block of Almondridge Dr. began arguing over a disputed debt. One neighbor pulled a knife and attempted to open it while the other neighbor tackled him and knocked the knife from his hand. The two fell to the ground where they began fighting. When officers arrived, the neighbor who started the fight was arrested without incident and booked in county jail on a felony and two misdemeanors. The knife was recovered near the location of the fight.
  • ·On 7/30/16 at 11:28 PM, Officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of Jefferson Way on a report of shots fired with approximately 50 vehicles leaving the area. Upon arrival, officers discovered a nearby residence was having a large party. The resident advised a group of unwanted guests arrived. When told to leave, he heard approximately 4-5 shots from down the street. Officers drove to the end of Jefferson Way and located five 9mm casings in the roadway.No victims or witnesses were located in the area.
  • ·On 7/30/16 at 9:06 pm, 50 year old Tonya Jace was contacted in the Jack’s Carwash on Fitzuren Rd. She was arrested on an outstanding felony warrant and booked into county jail.
  • ·On 7/30/16 at 8:21 pm, 45 year old Justin Wojkowski was contacted during a security check of the shopping center at the old Food 4 Less on Delta Faire Blvd. He was cite released on an outstanding warrant for narcotics violation and admonished about camping or loitering on the property.
  • ·On 7/30/16 at 2:23 pm, mall security from Somersville Towne Center called to report that 26 year old Tyree West was trespassing at the mall again. This was the 30th call for service and 10th case file drawn regarding West trespassing at the mall this month. West was arrested and transported to county jail. Mall staff was advised to seek a restraining order against West because of the high level of calls for service.
  • ·On 7/30/16 at 2:14 pm, the victim was in the parking lot in front of Jerry’s Hot Dog in the 3000 block of Delta Fair Blvd. when an unknown male grabbed the victim’s cell phone from her hand. She resisted the male and fell to the ground. The responsible was able to take the victim’s phone and flee the scene in a burgundy colored Toyota Scion. The victim declined medical attention.
  • ·On 7/30/16 at 9:24 am, an officer saw 35 year old Michael Kyle walking near the Wells Fargo Bank on A St. and knew he had a felony warrant for his arrest. Kyle saw the officer and attempted to cut through the inside of the bank to avoid being captured. Kyle exited the bank and the officer caught up with him in the parking lot. Kyle stopped running and was taken into custody and sent to county jail.
  • ·On 7/29/16 at 7:08 am, the victim called dispatch to report a male, 25 year old Theodore Johansen, just stole his Ford F250 truck from in front of his residence. At 7:36 am, dispatch received a call regarding Johansen burglarizing a vehicle on the corner of Putnam St. and Gentrytown Dr. At 7:39 am hours dispatch received a call regarding Johansen burglarizing a vehicle in the 3300 block of Meadowbrook Rd. Responding officers located the stolen truck driving on G St. near Putnam St. As officers were attempting to catch up to the stolen truck, Johansen ran a stop sign at G St. and Putnam St. and struck a vehicle travelling through the intersection, causing minor damage to the other vehicle. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the stolen truck and Johansen refused to stop. The officers pursued the vehicle onto Hwy 4 and into the City of Pittsburg. The vehicle pursuit continued on surface streets in the City of Pittsburg until the Johansen drove onto Piedmont Way which was a dead end street. There, Johansen struck a stop sign, knocking it over and then attempted to drive through a fence into a field. The stolen truck got stuck in some loose gravel and became inoperable. An Antioch officer deployed his police K-9 when Johansen refused to follow commands to exit the vehicle and attempted to free the vehicle by accelerating the engine. Johansen was transported to the hospital and was medically cleared. He was later booked into the county jail for numerous felonies with a bail totaling $169,000.
  • ·On 7/28/16 at 8:10 pm, the victim was on the corner of West 10th St. and L St. when 26 year old Charlton Waters approached him asking for a cigarette. When the victim told Waters he did not have any, Waters began assaulting him. During the assault, Waters took the victim’s cell phone and fled. The phone was recovered by an unknown third party and returned to the victim. Waters was located near Antioch High School and detained. He was identified and taken into custody without incident. Waters was booked into county jail.
  • ·On 7/28/16 at 6:20 pm, officers conducted a traffic stop on a gold Honda Civic for having no front license plate in the area of Sunset Dr. and Devpar Ct. A records check showed the Honda Civic was reported stolen out of Antioch on 7/16/16. They verified the VIN on the vehicle and confirmed it was in fact the stolen vehicle. 25 year old Austin Hagmann was the driver of the vehicle and advised he obtained the vehicle from a friend. The vehicle was operated by using a house key. The registered owner of the vehicle responded and advised she did not know who  Austin Hagmann was and he had no permission to drive or possess her car. Austin was arrested and sent to county jail for auto theft. 29 year old Michael Welch, the passenger, was released pending further investigation.
  • ·On 7/28/16 at 1:15 pm, APD received calls regarding a shooting in the 2100 block of Dogwood Way. Officers learned that a white vehicle pulled over on Sycamore Dr. and three males got out. The males shot multiple rounds at a home on Dogwood Way striking the residence and a car parked in the driveway. The victims were contacted at the residence and were less than cooperative, stating they did not know who or why the house was shot at. Gang members are known to frequent the residence. Multiple shell casings from three different guns were located at the scene. The area hospitals were notified and at the time of this writing it appears no one was hit by the gunfire.
  • ·On 7/28/16 at 8:43 am, an unknown person struck a fire hydrant on Somersville Road at James Donlon Boulevard knocking it over. City Public Works responded and repaired the hydrant. There are no suspects or leads at this time.
  • ·On 7/28/16 at 7:46 am, officers responded to 2299 Renwick Lane for suspicious subjects near the pool area of the complex. 32 year old Amy Fiasconaro and 29 year old Adam Renfroe were contacted. Fiasconaro was found to have a warrant for burglary. She was arrested and sent to county jail. Renfro was not charged with a crime and was released at the scene.
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Antioch police search for three males in early Thursday home burglary

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

By Lieutenant Don LaDue, Antioch Police Field Services Bureau

On Thursday, August 4, 2016 at approximately 4:19 am, the Antioch Police Department responded to a home in the 2500 block of Desrys Blvd. for a report of a female resident who was awakened by three unknown males in her home. The resident woke after hearing her dog barking so she got up and that’s when she saw the subjects in her house. The resident screamed and the males ran out a back door and went over the fence onto the Turner Elementary School property.

Officers conducted an extensive area search for the subjects that included the use of a police K9, but the males were not located. The resident had never seen the males before. They gained entry through an unlocked rear door. It does not appear anything was taken and there were no injuries.

This incident is still under investigation and anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to contact the Antioch Police Dept. at (925)778-2441. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

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