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.
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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.