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Antioch man struck by car while riding bicycle, taken to hospital, Wednesday night

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

By Corporal Powell Meads, Antioch Police Field Services Bureau

On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 at approximately 7:43 p.m., Antioch Police Officers were dispatched to a vehicle collision at the intersection of Cavallo Road and East 18th Street. Upon arrival, officers located a bicyclist down on the ground with a head injury. Con-Fire and AMR responded to the scene and the victim, a 48-year-old Antioch man, was transported to a local area hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life threatening. The driver of the vehicle that collided with the bicyclist remained on scene and cooperated with the investigating officers.

Our preliminary investigation indicates that the bicyclist was riding E/B across the northbound and southbound lanes of Cavallo Rd. The vehicle, traveling northbound on Cavallo Rd., collided with the bicyclist who was thrown from the bicycle. Drugs or alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the collision.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is encouraged to contact the Antioch Police Department at (925) 778-2441.

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Two arrested in Antioch shooting, Wednesday morning

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
Anwar Hughes Two arrested in Antioch shooting, Wednesday morning

Anwar Hughes

By Corporal Rick Smith, Antioch Police Community Policing Bureau

On Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 9:59 a.m., Antioch Police responded to the reports of gunshots in the area of West 10th Street and G Street. While en route, Antioch Code Enforcement Officers and witnesses in the area provided detailed descriptions of the involved parties. This information led to the location of a vehicle leaving the area.

Stephanie Lopez Two arrested in Antioch shooting, Wednesday morning

Stephanie Lopez

Initially, this vehicle was stopped and all subjects were detained. It was later learned that these were in fact victims fleeing the area after being shot at following a physical altercation on West 10th Street over a parking dispute.

Eventually, another party of the incident arrived at an area hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. This subject was identified as Antioch resident Anwar Hughes 33 and taken into custody. Hughes was with his girlfriend, Stephanie Lopez 25, who was also later taken into custody for her involvement in this incident. A firearm was later recovered and found to be the involved weapon.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Antioch Police at (925) 778-2441. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

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Sounds of explosion in Antioch turn out to be fireworks that injured boy, Wednesday morning

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

By Sergeant K. Ouimet #2031, Antioch Police Field Services Division

On Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 7:59 AM Antioch Police received calls of an explosion heard in the apartment complex located at 2200 Sycamore Drive. Similar callers reported hearing the explosion and that a child had been injured. The child’s mother called 911 and reported that her nine-year-old son was playing with fireworks inside their apartment and injured his hand.

Antioch Police along with Contra Costa Fire and AMR responded and located the child inside his apartment. The child had severe trauma and burn injuries to his right hand and finger tips. Contra Costa Fire requested an air-ambulance to transport the child to an area hospital.

No one else was injured during this incident and the investigation is continuing into how the child obtained the fireworks.

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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Police arrest attempted kidnapper of two teenage girls in Antioch, Monday morning

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

By Acting Lieutenant T. Schnitzius #2840, Antioch Police Field Services Bureau

On Monday, March 23, 2015 at 9:34 AM the Antioch Police received a call of an attempted kidnapping that occurred on Sagebrush Drive. A 16-year-old student reported to school staff that while walking to school a male in a white four door Mazda with no plates pulled alongside her and tried to convince her to get in his car. The victim refused and continued walking. The suspect followed in his car and after a short distance pulled over, got out of his vehicle, and grabbed the victim by her arm, again trying to convince her to get in his car. The victim broke free and the suspect fled the area. Upon arrival at school the victim reported the incident to school staff who in turn sent out a district notification.

A second victim came forward after hearing the announcement and reported a similar incident with the same suspect and vehicle description which occurred a month ago and was not reported to police. The second victim was able to provide officers with information regarding where she had seen the suspect vehicle on prior occasions. Officers responded to the area of Mt. Conness Way and located the vehicle occupied by the suspect. The victims were brought to the scene and both positively identified the suspect, 21-year-old Javonn Allen, who was arrested.

If you witnessed this accident and/or have information please contact the Antioch Police Department. You may also submit an anonymous tip by texting 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

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Two shot during shoot out in Antioch, two arrested, Wednesday afternoon

Friday, March 20th, 2015
Antioch Police on the scene of the shoot out at 9th and J Streets Two shot during shoot out in Antioch, two arrested, Wednesday afternoon

Antioch Police on the scene of the shoot-out at 9th and J Streets on Wednesday afternoon. By Allen Payton

By Acting Lieutenant Tom Fuhrmann, Antioch Police Investigations Bureau

On Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at approximately 5:11 p.m., Antioch Police Officers were dispatched to the J and W. 9th Streets for a report of shots fired and at least one subject struck by gunfire. Upon arrival, officers located Timothy Crabtree, a 22-year-old male from Antioch, in a nearby apartment suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The male was conscious and taken to a nearby trauma center for treatment. We located two locations where it appeared shots were exchanged between the two gunmen.

Police officer places evidence cones where bullet casings were located 225x300 Two shot during shoot out in Antioch, two arrested, Wednesday afternoon

A police officer places evidence cones where bullet casings were located on J Street between West 9th and 10th Streets. A total of 19 evidence cones were placed at the scene. By Allen Payton

Witnesses in the area provided detailed information regarding the shooting. Within a short period of time, we learned the victim may have been involved in the shooting and actually returned fire before being struck. One handgun was recovered from the scene as well as numerous casings. Eventually a second victim, Michael Johnson, a 24-year-old male from Antioch, showed up at a local hospital and was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg.

After the shooting, witnesses reported seeing some people involved in the shooting run into another nearby apartment. At this location Officers found Alvin Crane, a 29-year-old male from San Pablo, hiding in a bathroom. Crane was found to be in possession of a firearm, 21 baggies of cocaine, along with marijuana and evidence of sales.

Crane was arrested and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for drug possession and sales and several charges relating to being a felon in possession of a firearm. He is being held on $275,000 bail.

Crabtree was treated and released from the hospital and was subsequently arrested and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for Felon in Possession of a Firearm and probation violation.

Johnson was treated and released from the hospital and was subsequently arrested and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on an outstanding warrant.

This case is still under investigation. No further information will be released at this time. Anybody having information related to this incident is encouraged to contact Det. Rose at (925) 779-6930. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

See more photos on the Antioch Herald Facebook page at www.facebook.com/antiochheraldca.

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Antioch Police stop residential burglary, resident catches it on video

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

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By Allen Payton

A video posted on YouTube by Antioch resident Marcus Carnero, on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, showed a residential burglary in progress, on West Madill Street and the Antioch Police stopping it.

Watch it, by clicking here.

 

 

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Antioch Police Officers share thoughts on police staffing, crime in letter to the community

Monday, March 16th, 2015

The Antioch Police Officer’s Association would like to take a moment and address concerns regarding crime and the hiring of additional police officers. We are extremely pleased to see the citizens have raised their voices regarding these issues. We appreciate the support we as police officers have received from both the community and our city council. It is grass root efforts that will make this city come together and reduce the crime in our community.

The APOA has had recent meetings with Mayor Harper and other council members in an effort to establish goals and continue to bring more officers to the fight. In the last year, we have made great strides in both hiring of new officers and lowering crime with directed patrol efforts and we are seeing a difference. We believe Mayor Harper and the council are dedicated to giving the Antioch Police Department the resources it needs to reduce crime.

The Antioch Police Department Administration along with the Human Resources Department have been working diligently to conduct interviews and hire the most qualified applicants for the available positions. It is imperative to understand that this is a very long tedious process but crucial to find the best officers. We the APOA want everyone to understand, the crime problem within our community, did not occur over night. The economic downturn, prison release programs, and poorly written propositions are all part of the equation. There is no one person to blame for the crime in our community and this includes Mayor Harper.

The APOA would like to ask the community to come together and use this grass roots momentum to reduce crime. There are several steps you can take which will greatly affect our efforts.

If you see suspicious activity or a crime in progress please call. You can remain anonymous but please remember you are our best witness. Become part of your neighborhood watch program, this will have a direct effect right in your own backyard. Volunteer within the community for events such as neighborhood clean up or become one of our many volunteers in Police Services.

In closing, the APOA feels that we do have the support of the Mayor and council as well as our community. We can see a light at the end of the tunnel and with your help can make great strides in solving this problem.

Thank you,

President
William Dee

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U.S. Marshalls, Antioch Police catch suspect in August murder, Thursday

Friday, March 13th, 2015
Carlos Ventura U.S. Marshalls, Antioch Police catch suspect in August murder, Thursday

Carlos Ventura

By Acting Lieutenant Tom Fuhrmann, Antioch Police Investigations Bureau

On August 24, 214 at approximately 12:23 AM, Antioch Police Officers responded to a report of a shooting at a home in the 200 block of Lawton St. The officers arrived to find an adult male victim incapacitated from multiple, apparent gunshot wounds. Life saving measures were taken by the arriving officers and medical personnel, and the victim was transported to a local area hospital. He was ultimately pronounced deceased at the hospital. 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.

UPDATE: After this homicide occurred, the Antioch Police Department requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshalls Office in locating and arresting Carlos Ventura (22 years old, out of Antioch). Carlos was wanted on a warrant for the 8/24/14 murder of Deon Anderson (30 years old, out of San Francisco).

On Thursday, March 12, 2015 at approximately 11:55 AM the U.S. Marshalls requested the assistance of the Antioch Police Department as Ventura had fled from a vehicle they had stopped in the 1000 block of Claudia Court. APD officers arrived and quickly set up a perimeter. It was learned that Ventura had entered an apartment of an acquaintance. Ventura surrendered shortly thereafter without incident.

19 year old Viktoria Martin out of Antioch was the driver of the vehicle that Ventura had been in. She was arrested and brought to APD for questioning and subsequently sent to the Contra Costa County Main Detention facility in Martinez.

Ventura will be booked into the Contra Costa Main Detention Facility in Martinez on the charges of Murder, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felon in Possession of Ammunition as well as a parole hold. Ventura’s bail for the charges is $1,100,000 with no bail allowed for the parole hold.

Viktoria Martin was booked on accessory and obstruction charges with a bail of $500,000. No photo of Martin available at the time of this writing.

No further information will be released at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Vanderpool with the Antioch Police Department at (925) 779-6988. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

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