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Man found dead of gunshot wound in Antioch, Thursday afternoon, police investigate as murder

Friday, January 29th, 2016

By Acting Lieutenant Tom Fuhrmann, Antioch Police Investigations Bureau

At 1:11 p.m., Thursday, January 28, 2016 officers were dispatched to the 1800 block of Periwinkle Way after a resident called 911 and stated she had just arrived home and found another resident of the house dead inside. Officers responded and located the victim, a 33 year old male, inside the residence and dead from a gunshot wound.

Antioch Police Detectives were called to the scene and are actively working the investigation as a homicide. This was Antioch’s first homicide for 2016.

No further information will be released at this time as we are in the early stages of the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Colley with the Antioch Police Department at (925) 779-6922.  You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

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Antioch Police Citizens Academy applications now available

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

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

The Antioch Police Department will be accepting applications for its second Citizen’s Academy. The Citizen’s Academy begins March 16thand applications will be accepted now until February 22nd.

You must be at least age 18 without any misdemeanor violations within one year of applying and no felony convictions. Space is limited to 20 students and you must commit to attending all academy sessions.

Applications can be located at the City of Antioch Police Department web site (www.ci.antioch.ca.us) or at the front counter of the Antioch Police Department (300 L Street). Please contact Lieutenant Desmond Bittner with any questions at (925-779-6999). Please see the informational flyer here: Citizens Academy Flyer 2016.

To learn more about the experiences of those in the last Antioch Police Citizens Academy, click here.

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Serious crimes in Antioch Police calls for service highlights, Jan. 14-20, 2016

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

As published in City Manager Steve Duran’s Weekly Report dated January 23, 2016 and provided by Chief of Police Allan Cantando. More serious or interesting crimes highlighted in bold.

Calls for Service & Arrest Summary:

Time Period: 01/14/16 00:00:00–01/20/16 23:59:59

Number of Calls for Service: 1,635

Number of Case Reports: 265

Number of Arrests: 90

Felony: 33

Misdemeanor: 55

Infraction: 2

Arrests with DUI charge: 3

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

  • ·On 1/20/16 at 7:28 pm, the victim arrived home and found her apartment on Lawton Street burglarized. She spoke with neighbors and based on their statements and seeing a transient around the complex, she provided a description of a possible suspect. An officer completed an area check and located 25 year old Nathan Watson, who matched the description, to the rear of the closed “Dutch Pride” on West Madill / A St. During the contact, the victim’s stolen property was found in Watson’s possession. The rest of her property was located near a dumpster next to Watson. The victim responded and identified Watson as the subject she had seen in her complex earlier and all of her missing property was recovered. Watson was booked into county jail.
  • ·On 1/20/16 at 11:42 am, officers saw Deon Slaughter age 39 in the area of 2121 L St and knew he had a warrant for his arrest. Slaughter was detained trying to walk away and lied about his name. His identity was confirmed and he was transported to the county jail.
  • ·On 1/20/16 at 5:08 am, officers responded to numerous calls of shots fired in the area Roosevelt Lane and Worrell Dr. Officers arrived and located 5 spent 9mm shell casing in the middle of the intersection. No witnesses, damage or victims were located. There is no suspect information at this time.
  • ·1/19/16 10:08 pm, an officer noticed Richard McDonald age 27 lurking around the Dollar General store’s front door at 20 W 10th St as if he was about to burglarize the business. The officer contacted McDonald and learned he had a no bail warrant for his arrest. McDonald was arrested without incident and booked into county jail.
  • ·On 1/19/16 at 6:54 pm, officers were dispatched to the 4000 block of Banbury Way for subjects screaming and loud noises being heard. Arriving officers contacted Loc Ly age 41 at the front door. Ly didn’t appear to understand English and therefore provided no information. Officers entered the residence for a welfare check and located a marijuana grow consisting of approximately 500 plants in various stages of growth. Officers located forced entry to a rear door of the residence and interior doors that were forced. The house was a mess and it appeared as though there was some sort of struggle and someone had removed or attempted to remove several marijuana plants. Officers on scene could still not obtain any information from Ly. APD Investigations responded for the marijuana grow. Ly was arrested and transported to APD. Ly was interviewed by detectives who determined that he did in fact speak some English. He told investigators that 4 adult males armed with handguns broke into his residence and robbed him of marijuana plants and other items.
  • ·On 1/19/16 at 1:23 pm, officers were dispatched to Auto Center Dr and Century Blvd on reports of a man with a gun. Officers located Anthony Barela age 32 on Sycamore Dr. He matched the description of the suspect given by the reporting party. Barela did not have a firearm; however he was arrested on his outstanding parole violation warrant. Barela’s identification was confirmed using the mobile fingerprint reader. He was sent to county jail without incident.
  • ·On 1/19/16 at 11:03 am, while checking the area for the stolen green Honda from the next entry, an officer observed a different suspicious vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on C Street. The vehicle pulled over before officer could make a traffic stop. The officer contacted the two occupants of the car anyway. Upon further investigation, the officer found the ignition was damaged and the vehicle had false registration tabs. During a search of the car, officers located metal knuckles. The driver, Carlos Morales age 34 was arrested and the vehicle was towed. The passenger was released on scene. An officer attempted to contact the registered owner to see if the car was stolen but could not reach her. Morales was transported to APD for booking. A short time later, the victim called dispatch to report the vehicle as stolen. The vehicle theft report was taken and the charges were added to Morales’ booking paperwork. He was transported to county jail.
  • ·On 1/19/16 at 10:54 am, officers observed a green Honda in the parking lot of Quik Stop on Sycamore Dr. They noticed the vehicle did not have license plates and matched the description of a green Honda that was stolen earlier in the day. They conducted an enforcement stop but the vehicle fled. The Honda fled on eastbound Hwy 4 from L Street. The officers terminated the short pursuit due to the suspect’s erratic driving. The Honda was last seen taking the A Street off-ramp. Officers circulated the area with negative results.
  • ·On 1/18/16 at 6:40 pm, citizens called to report a DUI driver in a blue Toyota Camry missing the front driver’s side tire. The vehicle was located in front of 5123 Brookcrest Ct. in the middle of the street on fire. The vehicle appeared to have been in a collision and was registered to Loreyna Ruiz, age 24. She was contacted by officers exhibited signs of being under the influence. She tried to go into her house despite orders not to do so. When officers stopped her from leaving she became combative and had to be handcuffed as she was kicking officers. Ruiz was then placed in a patrol car and she began kicking the door and window. She was identified as the driver by two witnesses. Ruiz was sent to a local hospital for medical clearance. Ruiz was released pending further investigation after a blood draw.
  • ·On 1/18/16 at 5:53 pm, a citizen called to report Esther Rowlett age 57 was going through the trash cans at Jack’s Car Wash on Fitzuren Road and making a mess. Officers arrived and contacted Rowlett who had an outstanding warrant for her arrest. She was taken into custody without incident and sent to county jail.
  • ·On 1/18/16 at 2:57 pm, officers observed Adrian Morales age 21 driving a vehicle with no license plates and a defective windshield. Officers conducted an enforcement stop. Officers found Morales was on searchable probation and was driving without a license. During a search of the car, officers located .4 grams of tar heroin and a glass pipe. Morales was arrested without incident and sent to county jail on drug charges and a probation violation.
  • ·On 1/17/16 at 10:48 am, officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Delta Breeze Laundromat at 1092 Sycamore Dr on the report of subjects in front of the business smoking and selling narcotics. Upon arrival, Adam Carpenter age 25 was contacted while seated in his vehicle. In plain sight, officers located marijuana packaged for sales. A search was conducted and more evidence of marijuana sales was located. Carpenter made some admissions to selling narcotics and was sent to county jail.
  • ·On 1/17/16 at 9:27 am, Damien Mendez age 22 and Jose Gonzalez-Soto age 19 were seen by mall security and an independent witness breaking into a parked vehicle at Somersville Town Center. Gonzalez-Soto used a hammer to break the vehicle’s window. A license plate was obtained and the vehicle came back to an address in Pittsburg. APD Officers drove to the address and located the responsible vehicle leaving the neighborhood. A traffic stop was conducted and Mendez and Gonzalez-Soto were detained. They were both positively identified as being involved. Stolen property was recovered from inside the vehicle. A third unknown female was with them during the burglary but was not in the vehicle at the time of the stop. A search was conducted at Mendez’ house and more stolen property was located that was taken from a Concord burglary. Both were booked into county jail.
  • ·On 1/17/16 at 4:55 am, officers responded to an alarm to the rear yard of Goodwill at 2701 W 10th St. with the security company advising of a subject walking around. An officer spotted a vehicle leaving the area blacked out. A vehicle stop was made and Brian Sarmento age 30 was contacted. He was found to be in possession of property from Goodwill and matched the description given by the security company of the subject they had seen. He was also driving a car reported stolen out of Stockton. Sarmento admitted to stealing the car and taking items from the Goodwill lot. He was arrested without incident and booked into county jail. While this was occurring, a silver Dodge truck pulled into the business complex adjacent to Goodwill blacked out with the occupants covering their faces with hoods. When they saw one of the officers, they quickly fled the area in the truck. It is not known if they are associated with Sarmento. The truck was located turning into the Days Inn on Auto Center Drive. When officers arrived, Niela Wiley age 35 was entering the motel lobby and was detained without incident. Hotel staff was contacted and provided information that the truck occupants had gone into room 218. As officers were walking to the room to make contact, Danielle Gobert age 34 was at the door knocking trying to get in. She consented to a search of the room. Two large plastic totes full of merchandise believed to belong to Goodwill were located in the room on the floor near the door. Both Wiley and Gobert denied any knowledge of the property and totes. All property was logged into evidence, including a small locked safe from the bed of the truck. Both Gobert and Wiley were released pending further investigation.
  • ·On 1/16/16 at 10:00 am, Makineti Sanft age 24 was detained at K Mart on E 18th St for shoplifting over $1000.00 in goods. The officer who responded recalled that Sanft was a suspect in a recent robbery at Lucky’s on E 18th St. In that case, Sanft drove a stolen vehicle to Lucky’s, committed a strong armed robbery of liquor, and tried to flee in the vehicle. The vehicle wouldn’t start so she fled on foot. Coincidentally…today… Sanft did the same thing, arriving in a stolen vehicle that she stole 3 days ago in Pittsburg. Sanft admitted to today’s theft and to stealing the vehicle she was in. Afterwards, the officer drove her to Lucky’s and she was positively identified there by the employee/victim. Sanft again admitted to everything involving this incident. She was arrested on both cases and sent to the county jail.
  • ·On 1/16/16 at 8:03 am, Julius Edwards age 26 stole a bag of coffee from the Starbucks on A St. Officers detained Edwards just down the street and identified him. Starbucks did not wish to press charges so we gave him a trespass notice, and arrested him for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Edwards was transported to the county jail.
  • ·On 1/16/16 at 3:07 am, officers responded to the area of Badger Pass Way and Mount Hamilton after we received several calls regarding shots being fired in the area. A witness was contacted and pointed out the garage door of 1903 Badger Pass Way which had been driven through. They also provided the description of a Toyota Minivan. An officer recalled seeing a van matching the description in the area of Mount Conness Ct and began an area check. He located the van and conducted a traffic stop. The two occupants Jianhong Li age 37 and Chun Mu Li age 34 spoke only Chinese and the driver had a minor head injury from being struck by an unknown object. Neither provided any information and their identification could not be confirmed. Approximately 10lbs of freshly cut marijuana was in the minivan. The van was also found to have several bullet holes in it. Officers returned to Badger Pass Way and found the house fortified and the roll-up garage door driven through. Shell casings were found in the driveway. A security sweep was made of the residence and a large working marijuana grow was discovered. The meter had been bypassed and no one else was found in the residence. PG&E responded and disconnected the power. APD Investigations responded and took over the cultivation investigation. Both subjects were arrested and booked into county jail for possession for sale of marijuana.
  • ·On 1/15/16 at 9:51 pm, Kenneth Goodman age 38 was stopped for traffic violations on E 18th St and Cavallo Rd. During the stop, the Honda was found to have incorrect plates and the VIN was altered. An alternate VIN was located and the vehicle was found to be stolen out of Pittsburg. Goodman was arrested without incident and later transported to county jail.
  • ·On 1/15/16 at 8:00 pm, officers were dispatched to 2201 San Jose Dr on a report of subjects inside a vacant apartment. Upon arrival, Officers made contact with Jamal McClinton age 33 and Marlin Pitre age 43 in front of the vacant apartment. Officers knew Pitre had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. When the officers called to Pitre, he fled into the vacant apartment and locked the door. Officers kicked the front door open and took Pitre into custody without incident. McClinton was found to be in possession of a glass pipe for smoking methamphetamine. McClinton was cited and released from the scene. Pitre was later transported to county jail. Property maintenance responded to the scene and secured the residence.
  • ·On 1/15/15 at 3:48 pm, an officer located a stolen Honda Civic on E. Tregallas Rd at Harbour Drive. The vehicle being driven by an unknown adult male. The officer followed the vehicle while waiting for cover units to arrive. Once the Honda reached Davison Dr, it took off at a high rate of speed. The officer pursued the vehicle to Sunset Dr, where the pursuit was terminated. The Honda was not located.
  • ·On 1/15/16 at 5:47 am, an adult female entered Quickstop in the 2700 block of W Tregallas Rd and brandished a large caliber semi-auto handgun while demanding money and cigarettes. The female fled in a waiting newer white 4 door vehicle southbound on Lone Tree Way. The exact amount of the loss was unknown at this time. An area check was done with negative results.
  • ·On 1/14/16 at 6:40 pm, dispatch received a call of a found 18 month old at the gate to Riverstone Apartments in the 2200 block of Sycamore Dr. The reporting party held the child until we arrived. While en route, dispatch received a second call from the grandmother of the child stating someone had taken her granddaughter from her home. Upon arrival we discovered the grandmother had come home from a two hour drive with her granddaughter who was asleep. She was placed on the couch while her grandmother quickly used the restroom. When she returned the child had slipped out of the house. It appears the door was slightly ajar. There was no evidence of abuse or neglect.
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Antioch Police promote two more officers during ceremony, Thursday

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016
New Corporal, James Stenger, left and new Sergeant John Fortner, right, with Antioch Police Chief Allan Cantando, following the promotion ceremony, Thursday, January 21, 2016. photo courtesy APD

New Corporal, James Stenger, left and new Sergeant John Fortner, right, with Antioch Police Chief Allan Cantando, following the promotion ceremony, Thursday, January 21, 2016. photo courtesy APD

At a brief ceremony at the Antioch Police Facility on Thursday afternoon, January 21st, Antioch Police Officers James Stenger and John Fortner were promoted to the new positions of Corporal and Sergeant respectively.

The following information was provided by Chief Cantando about each of the two officers who were promoted on Thursday.

Sergeant John Fortner

Sergeant Fortner has been a police officer with the City of Antioch since August 20th of 2001.  Prior to working at APD he was employed with the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department for approximately (2) years, where he was assigned to the Martinez Detention Facility.  While working with CCCSO, he was also a Reserve Police Officer with the City of Antioch starting in January of 2000.

Prior to his career in law enforcement John was enlisted in the United States Air Force from 1990 to 1998 where he received an Honorable Discharge.

Sergeant Fortner was assigned to the Patrol Division from 2001 -2013.  While on patrol he was appointed to the APD’s Honor Guard Team, and became a certified Dispatcher to assist them during low staffing levels.

In 2004, he was assigned to the APD’s Special Weapons and Tactics team, and became a Team Leader.

In 2006, he was appointed as a Field Training Officer, and was assigned to APD’s Special Response Unit.

In 2013, he was assigned to the Investigations Bureau Violent Crimes Unit and was appointed as a Firearms Instructor.

In November 2013, John was promoted to Corporal.  As a Corporal he was appointed to supervise the Reserve Officer Program, the SWAT Team and SWAT Team Proactive Patrol Details, the Explorer Post, Special Events, and the Northern California Special Olympics Torch Run and charitable Tip-a-Cop events.   In addition to those programs

John is a Department Firearms Instructor and SWAT Team Instructor.

Awards

-          Medal of Valor

-          Meritorious Service Award

Corporal Fortner lives in Brentwood and has been married to his wife, Stephany since 1995.  They have twin daughters, Sophia and Jacqueline, who are 12-years-old.

Corporal James Stenger

Corporal James Stenger was sworn into the Antioch Police Department as a Police Officer in September 2002. Prior to becoming a Police Officer he worked as a Part-time CSO while attending the San Joaquin Delta College Police Academy. Before Corporal Stenger started working at APD he served as a US Army Calvary Scout from 1989 – 1992.

Corporal Stenger worked Patrol from 2002 – 2007. In 2005 he was appointed as a Field Training Officer and was appointed as a First Aid/CPR Instructor in 2006. In 2008 he was appointed as an APD Gang Investigator and was appointed to the PACT Team (Police and Community Together Team). Corporal Stenger moved up to Investigations in February 2010 and was assigned as Investigation’s VCU Detective until 2014. In 2015 he served as Acting Sergeant of Investigations.

During his career here at APD, Corporal Stenger has testified over 30 times as an expert witness regarding Criminal Street Gangs, assisted with the investigation of almost 60 homicides, and assisted in the investigation of 15 critical incidents.

Awards

-          1991 Army Commendation Medal with “V” Device for valor from actions during combat

-          2002 Top Academic Award 96.3% and True Grit Award from San Joaquin Delta College Police Academy

-          2010 Meritorious Service Award

-          2011 Officer of the Year

-          2012 Medal of Valor

James and his wife Kimberly have a five children, 22-year-old daughter Alexx, 19-year-old sons Stephen and Jake, 16-year-old son Dominic, and 14-year-old daughter Kyra (sounds like Kierra).

Congratulations to the new leaders within the department.

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Antioch Police calls for service highlights, Dec. 30, 2015 – Jan. 6, 2016

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

As published in City Manager Steve Duran’s Weekly Report dated January 8, 2016 and provided by Chief of Police Allan Cantando. More serious or interesting crimes highlighted in bold.

EDITOR’S NOTE: There was an oversight and this list of Calls for Service was not posted on our website, until tonight. Thanks to reader Joe C. for catching the mistake.

Service Call & Arrest Data Summary:

Time Period: 12/31/15 00:00:00 – 01/06/16 23:59:59

Number of Calls for Service: 1,373

Number of Case Reports: 264

Number of Arrests: 60

Felony: 24

Misdemeanor: 36

Arrests with DUI charge: 1

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

  • ·On 1/6/16 at 7:07 pm, officers were called to the 3200 block of G St for a report of an injury accident. According to the reporting party, subjects were holding one male down, 32 year old John Foster, who attempted to flee from the scene. Upon arrival officers were advised that Foster was driving a white Honda at a high rate of speed on G Street and collided with the 45 year old victim as he was pulling out of his driveway. The Honda turned out to be a recently stolen vehicle out of Stockton and video of the incident showed Foster traveling approximately 60+ mph just prior to the accident. After colliding with the victim’s vehicle, Foster slammed into two more parked cars. Residents from 3221 G Street observed Foster trying to flee and detained him until officers arrived. Both Foster and the victim suffered numerous injuries as a result of the crash and were transported to a local hospital for treatment. Foster was released pending further investigation due to the extent of his injuries. The victim was expected to be released with minor injuries.
  • ·On 1/6/16 at 8:43 am, administration from Tobin World located at 2330 Country Hills Dr, called to report that two of their staff members assaulted a student yesterday (1/5/16) and had already been fired. The staff members were identified as 22 year old Chad Corbin and 26 year old Kamaljot Kaur who are both teachers’ aides. Officers responded to the school and interviewed several staff members, student witnesses, the victim, and reviewed video of the incident. They learned that Kaur called for assistance in her classroom because 9 year old male student was acting out of control. Corbin responded and assisted by wrapping his arms around the child to control him. Several other students became involved and one grabbed the victim by his feet to help control him. Kaur then struck the victim in the face (as seen on the video) after he was being restrained. Corbin eventually let go of the victim and Kaur approached him, pushed him to the ground, and assaulted the victim again. Kaur was contacted at her residence and admitted to losing her temper and assaulting the victim. She was arrested without incident and booked at county jail for felony child abuse. Corbin was contacted at his residence and provided a statement that he was trying to help control the victim when the assault occurred and he had no idea Kaur was going to assault the victim. He was not arrested at this time, but the investigation is continuing.
  • ·On 1/6/16 at 2:35 am, the mother of 24 year old Stephanie Sorano and 21 year old Nadine Sorano called stating the two sisters were intoxicated and in a physical fight with each other. When officers arrived, the sisters were on the ground with handfuls of each other’s hair. The officers had to pry them apart to separate them. Nadine struck an officer twice in the face before he could gain control of her. Stephanie was cited and released at the scene. Nadine was sent to county jail where she continued to be uncooperative. The officer who was struck sustained a swollen lip but did not need medical attention. The only injuries to the sisters were from each other.
  • ·On 1/6/16 at 12:53 am, the 21 year old male victim and his 20 year old girlfriend arrived at their home in the 1800 block of Modoc Ct home to find the male victim’s cousin, 19 year old Francisco Lopez-Martinez, in front of the house asking to use the phone. Lopez-Martinez used the telephone then 23 year old Carlos Ventura and 21 year old Alex Rangel came into the residence. Ventura was armed with a handgun and they robbed the victims. The male victim was pistol whipped and received lacerations to his face. Ventura, Rangel, and Lopez-Martinez fled with cell phones, cash, and keys. The male victim went to a local hospital for treatment. The investigation is on-going.
  • ·On 1/5/16 at 8:19 pm, an employee of Burger King located in the 4600 block of E 18th St was working the front counter when a male in his mid 30’s entered the store armed with a black revolver and demanded the cash drawer. The suspect threatened to shoot the employee and other customers in the business. The employee gave the suspect the cash drawer which he took and fled the scene. Oakley PD responded because they just had an attempted robbery of one of their business on the Antioch/Oakley border with a matching suspect description. The suspect was not located.
  • ·On 1/5/16 at 10:05 am, while the 58 year old property owner was checking on his vacant rental property in the 4400 block of Elk Dr, he heard someone inside. He called the police and we ultimately detained 26 year old Eddie Ford squatting inside. Ford was arrested for felony vandalism due to the extensive damage in the room he was squatting in. Ford was transported to the county jail.
  • ·On 1/5/16 at 9:39 am, 38 year old Richard Kearnes was extremely intoxicated (again) and passed out next to the Food Maxx on Lone Tree Way. Kearnes was not able to stand on his own and an ambulance was called for him. He was arrested and cited so that he could be transported to a local hospital for treatment of extreme intoxication.
  • ·On 1/4/16 at 10:50 pm, an officer was on routine patrol when he heard the alarm sounding at 1409 Auto Center Dr (Blue Star Heating and Air) and noticed the glass door had been broken out. At about this same time dispatch was receiving the burglary alarm call. Several units arrived and set up on the business. A police K9 was used to search the business and alerted on one particular locked door. We attempted to locate and get a subscriber to respond but were unsuccessful. Based on the short time frame of the incident and the K9′s alert on only this particular door it was forced open but no one was found inside.
  • ·On 1/4/16 at 9:01 pm, an officer on routine patrol saw 28 year old Brandon Hill enter Burger King on Mahogany Dr. The officer was aware Hill had an outstanding felony warrant for robbery. He contacted Hill and took him into custody without incident. He was sent to county jail.
  • ·On 1/4/16 at 4:36 pm, an officer was conducting follow up on a robbery report he took yesterday. He contacted the responsible, 22 year old Lontrice Ray at the 2400 block of Sequoia Dr and was able to take her into custody without incident. Ray was booked and sent to county jail. None of the property taken during the robbery was recovered.
  • ·On 1/4/16 at 1:25 pm, the 37 year old male victim was near the east side of the Lone Tree Way Community Center when an unknown male suspect approached him and brandished a pistol. The suspect took his wallet at gunpoint and then fled on foot towards the back of the community center. The victim was not injured during this incident. An extensive area check was conducted, but the suspect was not located.
  • ·On 1/4/16 at 12:10 pm, the 32 year old male victim was driving in the above area when he noticed a newer black Chrysler 300 following him. The victim made several turns to evade them, but he wound up running into them again because he was not familiar with the area. The Chrysler fell in behind his vehicle again and an unknown male passenger with leaned out of the window with a black semi-auto pistol and shot at his car approximately 10 times. The victim fled the area at a high rate of speed and ran several stop lights to get away. The victim stopped at Chichibu Park and we contacted him. The victim did not recognize the shooter or the car, and he claimed that he did not know why anyone would be shooting at him. The victim and his vehicle were not struck by bullets. We located the crime scene and recovered several 9mm casings in the intersection of Oak Haven Way and Mesa Ridge Dr. We searched the area and completed a neighborhood canvass. No other witnesses were located, and there is no other known damage.
  • ·On 1/3/16 at 6:00 pm, APD received a call from Sutter Delta hospital that an 18 year old male victim was in the ER being treated for a gunshot wound to his calf. Upon making contact, the victim advised he was shot about an hour earlier while walking on W. 6th Street near A Street. The victim had a through and through wound to his leg. He was very vague on details, could not provide any real suspect information, and had some conflicts in his statements. When confronted with the change in his story he blamed it on the pain medication. There were no shots fired called in the area he described being shot at. Officers checked the area for any evidence and were not able to locate any that would indicate a shooting actually took place. Although his injuries were not life threatening, the victim was transferred to another hospital. The victim’s father later called dispatch and advised dispatch his son was shot by “Marlon.” The victim’s father was in Mexico and we were unable to make contact with him to verify this information.
  • ·On 1/3/16 at 4:21 pm, Officers were dispatched to the apartment complex located at 2301 Sycamore Dr on the report of a verbal argument with shots fired. Responding Officers located a vehicle fleeing the area at high speed, stopped the vehicle, and detained the occupants. 19 year old Ronvell Scheneck and a 17 year old male were in the car and found to be in possession of firearms. They were arrested as well as 22 year old Dominic Pedrelli and 25 year old Darrell Crane. The victim was not injured and advised he was shot at by subjects and returned fire with a shotgun after an argument with the boyfriend of the female in unit #164. Several spent shell casings were located and collected at the scene. The suspects continued to fire at the victim as they fled through the complex. The gunfire struck three occupied apartment units. A second 19 year old victim was in an unrelated apartment sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound to her abdomen that did not penetrate her abdominal wall. A third victim, age 29, was in her bedroom when her apartment was shot at several times, she was unharmed. Scheneck was booked into county jail and the 17 year old male suspect was sent to Juvenile Hall. The other two suspects were later released pending further investigation. There is still one outstanding suspect.
  • ·On 1/3/16 at 1:33 pm, an officer observed 29 year old Eric Butson loitering in the parking lot of the Executive Inn at 515 E 18th St. Upon seeing the police Butson fled into a room with several boxes of new Dewalt power tools. During the investigation it was learned the room was rented to a female who used a stolen identification. She was contacted and lied about her name using the stolen identification. She was identified as 34 year old Catalina Hernandez and found to be on probation for theft. Butson was contacted hiding in the room and also lied about his name. He was found to be on parole. As the investigation continued the officer uncovered a moderate identity theft operation with stolen ID’s, personal information, and new unaccounted for merchandise. Both were sent to the county jail.
  • ·On 1/3/16 at 10:29 am, an unwanted guest was loitering at the play structure of Carl’s Jr’s at 4194 Lone Tree Way making everyone feel uncomfortable. Upon contact it was learned that 32 year old Chris Fraulino had a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested transported to county jail.
  • ·On 1/3/16 at 4:30 am, officers were dispatched to a vehicle fire at 234 Crest St. Upon arrival, they located a fully engulfed Buick that was parked on the street. The vehicle was unoccupied, clear in the system, and registered to 35 year old Patrice Glaude of Pittsburg. Pittsburg Police Department did an outside assist and advised that no one was home at Glaude’s residence. Officers were unable to contact Glaude as of this writing.
  • ·On 1/2/16 at 11:08 pm, an officer located an occupied stolen vehicle traveling east bound on Lone Tree Way. An enforcement stop was conducted and the driver, 24 year old Ashley Buggs, was detained without incident. Buggs was booked into county jail for auto theft.
  • ·On 1/2/16 at 9:38 pm, a 55 year old male flagged down an officer to report being the victim of an armed robbery in the Sycamore Dr and Lemontree Way area. The victim described doing a “business transaction” in the Lemontree alleyway with a male who arrived in a vehicle. The two began fighting and more subjects exited the car including one with a shotgun according to the victim. They took his wallet containing $300 dollars cash and left the scene. He was not injured and provided little information which would help with identification of the suspects.
  • ·On 1/2/16 at 9:30 pm, 31 year old Chino Jones was observed by officers riding his bicycle on the wrong side of the roadway with no lighting equipment. A traffic enforcement stop was conducted and Jones provided a false name to officers. He consented to a search and a BB gun was located which had been modified to hold live ammunition in the barrel. Officers continued their search and located more ammunition and a glass pipe. Jones continued to lie about his name and eventually we discovered his true identity through fingerprinting. Jones had two outstanding warrants and was also on felony probation. He was sent to county jail. This was not the first time Jones had been arrested with a similar gun converted to hold actual ammunition.
  • ·On 1/2/16 at 7:30 pm, 33 year old Douglas Kennedy was being seen at Sutter Delta Hospital for a laceration to his hand. He was heavily intoxicated and decided he no longer wished to receive care. He began running around the hospital and police were called. Prior to our arrival he fled the hospital running north on Lone Tree Way. Officers located him in the intersection of A St and E Tregallas Rd walking in traffic. He was detained and submitted to a preliminary alcohol screening device which came back as a .207% blood alcohol. His injury to his hand was minor and Sutter did not wish to have him returned to the hospital. He was transported to county jail for a sobering period.
  • ·On 1/2/16 at 12:23 pm, we received calls of a male running near the park naked. 36 year old John Pavlin was contacted and found to have a warrant for his arrest. Pavlin was arrested and sent to Martinez Detention Facility.
  • ·On 1/2/16 at 7:44 am, a homemade explosive device was found in the parking lot of Delta Beauty College located at 320 H St. The device had exploded sometime during the night and caused minor damage to the building. An arson investigator responded and took over the investigation. No suspect info at this time.
  • ·On 1/1/16 at 7:05 pm, for the second night in a row, we received a call from an anonymous subject stating there was a fight at the address located in the 1500 block of Barkley Ct. We also had information that 36 year old Atilua Siona had an outstanding felony warrant and was at the residence. Upon arrival we surrounded the house and residents were refusing to answer the door. As we were on the perimeter, an officer observed Siona looking out of an upstairs window. After a long failed negotiation attempt, we eventually forced entry and took Siona into custody without further incident. Siona was booked into county jail.
  • ·On 1/1/16 at 3:03 pm, Officers were dispatched to Victory Tune located at 301 W 6th St on the report of a male slumped over the wheel of a vehicle. 23 year old Mario Fregoso was contacted in the vehicle and was found to be in possession of cocaine and heroin. Fregoso was arrested and later cite released.
  • ·On 1/1/16 at 6:48 am, 37 year old Joseph Simpson lives at a residence in the 3700 block of Almondwood Dr. alone. His 26 year old girlfriend and another couple, ages 19 and 21 years old came over to Simpson’s house for New Years. Simpson’s girlfriend started fighting with the 19 year old female and Simpson started fighting with the 21 year old male. During the two fights, Simpson obtained his AR-15 from his bedroom and struck 21 year old male in the face with the barrel of the rifle while ordering him and the 19 year old female to leave his residence. They left, but called APD reporting the incident. Officers contacted the victims in front of the residence upon arrival. Both were covered in blood. Simpson and his girlfriend were eventually called out of the residence and detained. During a protective sweep of the residence the illegal AR-15 was located loaded in the front room. A large scale marijuana grow and hash oil lab were also located inside the home. Simpson admitted to running the hash oil operation. Narcotic detectives were called to the scene and obtained a search warrant for the residence. Simpson was arrested for manufacturing a controlled substance, illegal possession of an assault rifle and violation of probation. Simpson was booked into county jail. The other three did not desire prosecution against each other for the mutual assaults.
  • ·On 1/1/16 at 3:13 am, Officers were dispatched to a vehicle that had stopped in the middle of the road and turned its lights off near the intersection of Hillcrest Ave and Via Dora Dr. Officers found the vehicle at the above location. 42 year old Kapri Diaz was in the driver seat and refused to unlock her door or roll down her window. 49 year old Fernando Llamas was sitting on a fence on the side of the road next to the vehicle. Llamas approached officers and began challenging them to fight while calling them names and stating the police had shot his nephew. Officers pointed their Tasers at Llamas at which time his demeanor changed and he was placed into handcuffs. Llamas was intoxicated and arrested for being drunk in public. Diaz eventually opened her car door and was also uncooperative. She was intoxicated and belligerent. She refused field sobriety tests and was subsequently arrested for DUI and transported to county jail. A search warrant had to be obtained for a blood draw.
  • ·On 1/1/16 at 2:30 am, a 17 year old male victim rode in a car with his 18 year old friends to a house party at an unknown address near Raley’s. The party had approximately 50 people. While at the party, the victim became separated from his friends and walked to the front yard to look for them. He was hit in the head from behind and lost consciousness. The victim’s friends found him unconscious in the front yard and woke him up. The victim discovered his cell phone and $50 in cash was missing from his pockets. The friends drove the victim to a local hospital for treatment and left the scene. They had not been located for interviews as of this writing.
  • ·On 12/31/15 at 11:23 am, 37 year old Richard Kearns was in front of Chevron at 4700 Lone Tree Way intoxicated. Kearns was unable to care for his safety and was placed under arrest. Kearns was released after a sobering period at APD.
  • ·On 12/31/15 at 1232 am, a security officer for 2400 Horizon Lane observed 33 year old Sarah Jaramillo wondering around the complex looking into cars and talking to herself. The security officer approached her to find out what she was doing and she became belligerent with him. At one point she reached into the small of her back and stated he needed to back off or he would get hurt. The security officer drew his weapon and Jaramillo eventually backed down. She fled behind a building when officers arrived but was quickly detained. Jaramillo was intoxicated and had no business on the property so she was placed under citizen’s arrest for trespassing and being under the influence. She was sent to county jail.
  • ·On 12/31/15 at 8:19 pm, 23 year old Tommy Walker was kicked out of the holiday shelter the church at the 3700 block of E 18th St was providing after he was found to be intoxicated. Walker continued drinking and began harassing staff and causing a disturbance. Officers responded and took him into custody. While in the patrol car he began kicking the rear passenger window. He was extracted from the vehicle, placed into a restraint device, and sent to county jail.
  • ·On 12/30/15 at 10:30 pm, 37 year old Kentrell Hall showed up at the 2300 block of Manzanita Way and began banging on the door and demanding to be let in. Hall did not live there and the occupants did not know him. Hall was contacted by officers and found to be extremely intoxicated to the point that he could barely stand. He was arrested and transported to county jail for a sobering period.
  • ·On 12/30/2015 at 9:13 pm, officers contacted the 57 year old male in the lobby of the police department. The victim lives in the 3200 block of Ashley Way and has been renting a room to 53 year old Daniel Hard for the past few months. The night before at approximately 3:00 am, the victim confronted Hard about having several unknown people in the house. Hard punched the victim in the face causing several fractures, swelling, and bruising. The victim drove himself to an area hospital for treatment and then came to APD. Hard is on parole out of Lake County and had an active warrant for violating the terms of his release. We responded to the residence and located a brand new Chevy Tahoe in the driveway. The vehicle was found to be stolen/ embezzled out of LA. During a search of the residence, Hard and 30 year old Lisa Stubbs were both found hiding inside and taken into custody. Stubbs had a probation violation warrant for auto theft out of Sonoma County. Keys to the Tahoe were found inside Hard’s bedroom. A search of the Tahoe yielded a large amount of processed marijuana and a loaded revolver. Additional ammunition, marijuana, packaging and scales were located in Hard’s bedroom. Both subjects were booked at county jail.
  • ·On 12/30/15 at 2:57 pm, officers were dispatched to the 800 block of D St for a report of a missing 82 year old male who had driven off in a vehicle. The man’s wife stated he did not have a license and suffered from dementia. He was supposed to walk to the liquor store but instead took their pick-up truck. Officers conducted an area check and put out a county wide bulletin for the 82 year old male. Approximately 2 1/2 hours later we received a call from a 15 year old male on Peachtree Circle who stated someone was at the door speaking Spanish. The male was yelling that the occupants of the house had his tools. Officers overheard the call come out and based on the description of the male, responded to the address. Upon arrival they located the 82 year old and his truck and returned him to his own home.

 

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Violent and property crimes down in Antioch in 2015, arrests up

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

Chief Cantando to give annual report at Council meeting, Tuesday night

By Allen Payton

The Antioch Police Department announced this week “that 2015 was a safer year for its citizens” with Part 1 violent crime down 9.2%, Party 1 property crimes down 6.6%, Priority 1 response time down by 30 seconds, and total arrests up 15.2%.

“What this translates to is that crime is down, arrest are up, and we are responding to priority 1 calls for service 30 seconds faster than in 2014,” stated Captain Diane Aguinaga, Antioch Police Field Services. “The men and women of the Antioch Police department have been working very hard to increase the staffing levels in order to serve the community better. We continue to foster support from the community and maintain strong partnerships with groups like the Crime Prevention Commission and Neighborhood Watch.”

“With the combination of declining crime and increased enforcement, the Antioch Police Department enjoyed one of its most productive years in the last decade,” she continued. “Chief Cantando will be expanding on all of the 2015 accomplishments at the January 26, 2016 City council meeting.”

“We would also like to extend our deepest gratitude to the businesses, community groups, and citizens of Antioch for their ardent support as we continue to proudly serve this city,” Aguinaga added. “Thank you.”

According to the City of Antioch 2015 Crime Statistics on the city’s website, there were seven homicides in 2015 versus nine in 2014; 53 rapes instead of 54 the year before; 280 robberies over 320; and 431 aggravated assaults over 466. Arson was also down with 36 in 2015 versus 43 in 2014. The largest drop in Part 1 crimes was burglaries with 862 in 2015 versus 1,317 in 2014, a 34.5% decrease.

But, theft was up with 2,026 in 2015 over 1,850 the prior year, a 9.5% increase. Motor vehicle thefts were almost the same with one more at 1,024 in 2015 versus 1,023 in 2014.

While violent and property crimes were down, with the total number of arrests up over 2014, overall crime appears to be up. There were 737 more Adult Arrests in 2015 over 2014, but 82 fewer Juvenile Arrests for a net increase of 655.

When asked how the APD can claim crime is down when arrests are up, Cantando replied, “We’re comparing our crime to 2014. We’re being more proactive with more time where we were able to go out and make more arrests.”

“For example if we had 10 burglaries last year and arrested five people for those burglaries and this year we had 10 burglaries and arrested eight people for them, arrests are up, but crime was the same,” he explained.

The APD doesn’t keep statistics on non-Part 1 crimes, which are the ones they have to report to the FBI, “which is what every city across the country has to report,” Cantando stated.

“We’re comparing apples to apples with all other departments who report to the FBI,” he continued. “We may go out and arrest people for a drug crime. But, that’s not a Part 1 crime.”

Calls for service, which aren’t necessarily crimes, such as auto accidents, are also up because “more people are calling us and reporting crime, so we’re getting to those crimes and making those arrests,” he added.

According to an FBI report on the 461 cities and 1 unincorporated community, out of a total of 482 cities, in California that report crimes, Antioch was ranked the 428th safest city in the state in 2014. Neighboring cities ranked higher on the list. Pittsburg was ranked 224th, Brentwood was 156th and Oakley was 88th safest. The safest cities in the county were Orinda at 7th, followed by San Ramon at 11th and Danville at 19th. For similar size cities to Antioch, Concord was 304th and Richmond was ranked one higher at 427th. Oakland was ranked the least safe city in the Bay Area at 460th and Stockton was close at 458th. The final rankings for 2015 are not yet available. For more information on the FBI 2015 crime statistics click here.

To hear Cantando’s report to the Antioch City Council, you can either attend the meeting in the Council Chambers at City Hall at West 3rd and H Streets in downtown or watch it live on Comcast Local Cable Access Channel 24 or on the city’s website via live streaming at http://ci.antioch.ca.us/CityGov/citycouncilmeetings.htm. The Council meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.

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Antioch Police calls for service highlights, Jan. 7 – 14, 2016

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

As published in City Manager Steve Duran’s Weekly Report dated January 15, 2016 and provided by Chief of Police Allan Cantando. More serious or interesting crimes highlighted in bold.

Calls for Service & Arrest Data Summary:

Time Period: 01/07/16 00:00:00 – 01/13/16 23:59:59

Number of Calls for Service: 1,511

Number of Case Reports: 260

Number of Arrests: 87

Felony: 37

Misdemeanor: 50

Arrests with DUI charge: 1

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

  • ·On 1/14/16 at 3:25 am, an officer observed a stolen Honda driving on E. 18th St and attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle. The vehicle immediately fled on 18th Street and south onto L St. The vehicle entered the wrong side of the roadway on L Street and the pursuit was immediately terminated.
  • ·On 1/14/16 at 2:32 am, an officer conducted a traffic stop on a Ford Ranger for failing to stop at a stop sign. The driver initially was slow to pull over but came to an almost complete stop on Carpenteria Dr just as the street transitioned from Garrow Dr to Carpenteria Dr. The driver looked back at the officer, and then accelerated away. The driver almost immediately turned onto the Delta de Anza Regional trail to flee and we terminated the pursuit. Officers responded to the registered owner’s home and contacted the 71 year old owner of the Ford who advised his truck should have been parked in front of his home. The vehicle was entered into as stolen. Officers took photos of the damage that was caused to the gate on the trail and a memo is forthcoming
  • ·On 1/13/16 at 9:34 pm, officers contacted 34 year old Dangelo Boone on a pedestrian stop. He provided the officers with a false name of “Bertram Johnson” but advised them he was on probation and also told them he had some “Crystal” in his pocket. Boone was searched and arrested for possession of methamphetamine and probation violation. He was transported to county jail where his identity was confirmed through fingerprints as Boone. Boone is on parole.
  • ·On 1/13/16 at 5:00 pm, officers were providing extra patrol in the area of the Amtrak station on First St. Officers observed 55 year old Mark Fox standing near the train station and they knew he had an outstanding warrant. Fox was taken into custody on the warrant without incident and transported to county jail.
  • ·On 1/13/16 at 10:20 pm, officers were in the area of Cavallo Rd and E.18th Street when they observed a Honda motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed. Officers lost visual of the motorcycle and circulated the area. It was located on Woodland Dr occupied by 35 year old John Sanborn who is on parole. During a search, Sanborn was found to be in possession of several shaved keys. The motorcycle also had a shaved key in the ignition. Officers were unable to locate the owner of the motorcycle to determine if the vehicle was stolen or not. The motorcycle was towed and stored. Sanborn was cited and released from the scene.
  • ·On 1/13/16 at 8:18 am, a citizen was driving in the area of W 8th St and G St and saw 23 year old William Landers beating and punching a puppy repeatedly. The puppy was in a red target shopping cart that Landers was pushing. Officers in the area located Landers and the puppy. The puppy appeared lifeless and could not move. Landers stated the puppy fell out of the cart and he was trying to administer CPR. Animal Control responded and took the puppy to be treated. The vet stated the puppy had body contusions consistent with being severely beaten, and its body temperature had dropped below being measurable. Based on the statements of the witness and vet it was determined that Landers had clearly beaten the dog. He was arrested and transported to county jail for felony animal cruelty.
  • ·On 1/13/12 at 12:10 am, an officer conducted a pedestrian stop on 23 year old Jason Lee at D St and Rossi St. Lee was found to be on felony probation in our county for weapons violations. During a probation search, 2.8 grams of heroin was found on Lee. Lee was arrested without incident and booked at county jail.
  • ·On 1/12/16 at 8:43 pm, officers responded to the 2100 block of Lopez Dr on a report of a burglary in progress. Upon arrival, officers located a shattered back window with blood on it and a blood trail leading to the back fence. A few minutes later a neighbor reported seeing suspicious people on Lucena Dr. Officers responded to the area and contacted 18 year old Gregory Smith, 19 year old Taylor Reed and 19 year old Delshon Dixon. Dixon was found to have fresh cuts and blood on his hands. Officers were able to link the three to the burglary on Lopez Dr. A computer check revealed Dixon had a no bail warrant for his arrest and is on probation for burglary. All three were arrested and booked into county jail.
  • ·On 1/12/16 at 7:38 pm, Chief Cantando was at the City Council meeting this evening when he heard the sound of tires squealing. He walked outside to see 21 year old Zachary Hubler spinning donuts in his Ford Mustang in the Palms Lot located at 638 W 2nd St. Chief Cantando got in his vehicle and was able to make an enforcement stop on Hubler. Hubler was subsequently cited for reckless driving and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
  • ·On 1/12/16 at 1:16 pm, an 18 year old male victim was brought to the Sutter Delta Hospital ER with a single gunshot wound to the abdomen. The victim was subsequently transported to a trauma center and underwent emergency surgery. He is listed in critical but stable condition. The investigation led us to a residence in the 4700 block of Shannondale Dr where it was discovered the shooting happened in front of a house. We were provided a possible name for the shooter, but we were unable to locate anyone with that name after a records search. The suspect came to the house and confronted the victim over a girl who the victim is dating. During the argument, the suspect pulled out a handgun and shot the victim one time before fleeing in a gold colored Hyundai. A .45 cal casing was located at the scene.
  • ·On 1/12/16 at 12:45 pm, a retired sheriff’s deputy who now works as a real estate agent was contacted by another agent who advised him there were squatters in a vacant house he is listing in the 3100 block of view Dr. The real estate agent went to the house to check on it. When he went inside he contacted Gary Duarte, age 43, who was running through and hiding in the house. The real estate agent has a concealed weapons permit and held Duarte at gunpoint until APD arrived. A citizen’s arrest for trespassing was made. Duarte was brought to APD where he was booked and released on a citation.
  • ·On 1/12/16 at 2:07 am, an officer contacted 21 year old Jamie Lassman at the intersection of Hillcrest Av and Plymouth Ln. The Lassman initially provided a false name, but ultimately provided her true name. A computer check revealed she had a no bail warrant out of Santa Clara County. Lassman’s identity was confirmed and she was later booked into county jail.
  • ·On 1/11/16 at 9:40 pm, an officer responded to the 2700 block of Minta Ln to recover a stolen vehicle. During his neighborhood canvass, he learned 29 year old Michael Maloney has had possession of and has been driving the stolen vehicle. Maloney was staying in an in-law unit to the rear of a Minta Ln address. Maloney was contacted and he admitted to driving and having possession of the vehicle. Maloney was arrested and booked into county jail.
  • ·On 1/11/16 at 8:58 pm, Officer’s responded to the area of Citibank at 47 E 18th St for a report of males assaulting a female. Upon arrival, Officers saw a male subject run away from the area and believed it to be Raymond Cardoza, age 24. The 54 year old female was located and uncooperative. Officers knew Cardoza had a no bail warrant for his arrest and continued to circulate. Approximately 90 minutes later, an officer saw Carrillo driving a Honda with Richard Carrillo, age 47, in the passenger seat in the area of the Citibank. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but the vehicle fled. Officers followed the vehicle where it pulled over at the intersection of Ross St and Woodland Dr. Both Carrillo and Cardoza were taken into custody without incident. Both had outstanding warrants for their arrest. They were booked into county jail.
  • ·On 1/11/16 at 5:28 pm, the victim reported he was driving on Golf Course Rd when he began to make a turn onto Lone Tree Way. 22 year old Ezzard Lamison was crossing against the light. When victim honked at Lamison he produced what was later determined to be a pellet gun at him. The victim called APD and officers quickly responded and detained Lamison in the area. Lamison was positively identified as the person who brandished the weapon at him and was arrested. He was later cite-released.
  • ·On 1/11/16 at 9:07 pm, the manager was in the kitchen of Celia’s located at 523 W 10th St when he heard noises coming from the area of the cash register. When he went to the front of the business, he noticed an unknown adult male armed with a gun at the register. The suspect pointed the gun at the manager while he was attempting to get money out of the register but ultimately fled from the business without any money or property. The manager had already taken the money from the register for the evening.
  • ·On 1/11/16 at 12:13 pm, we received a call that 28 year old Sunny Pal was at a house in the 3600 block of Brookdale Dr and was wanted by Pittsburg PD for a felony assault that occurred the night before. Pal had punched his mother numerous times and fractured her face. Pal left the residence before officer arrived, but he was being followed by a witness. Pal was located driving in the area of Lemontree Way and Peppertree Way. He fled when officers tried to stop him. Officers pursued Pal through town and ultimately onto the Antioch Bridge. Pal jumped out of his moving vehicle and then jumped off the bridge from the top. He survived the fall and was brought to shore by two fishermen who saw him jump. Pal’s vehicle continued down the bridge without a driver heading for the toll plaza where there were several people and vehicles stopped. An officer was able to drive his patrol vehicle past and in front of Pal’s vehicle to stop it just before Pal’s vehicle reached the bottom of the bridge. The patrol vehicle suffered minor damage. Pal was transported to an area hospital and admitted. Pittsburg PD took custody of Pal for their investigation. APD Investigations were notified and are working on numerous additional felony charges against Pal.
  • ·On 1/11/16 at 7:34 am, the 21 year old victim was at home on 9th Street when he saw a subject in his backyard trying to get into his house through a window. The victim called APD and thought he had scared the suspect away. As we were enroute to the call, the subject broke a rear bedroom window with a brick and entered the house. As Officers arrived on scene, 23 year old Clarence Sims exited the house into the waiting arms of several officers. Sims attempted to run but was caught by an officer who tackled him in the middle of the street. At that point, Sims began to actively resist and fight with officers. It took a total of 4 officers to get Sims into handcuffs. Sims was taken directly to county jail. Two officers suffered minor cuts and scrapes to their hands and knees that did not require medical attention.
  • ·On 1/11/16 at 5:54 am, an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for failing to stop at a stop sign at W. Madill St and G St. Up on contacting the driver, Mychael Plew age 25, dispatch advised the vehicle was reported stolen. Plew and the passenger, Marjorie Sloan age 34, were arrested without incident. Plew is also on parole. Plew was booked into county jail. Sloan was released at the scene pending further investigation.
  • ·On 1/11/16 at 1:50 am, officers had taken a stolen vehicle report approximately one hour prior. They located the vehicle in the Jack in the Box drive thru at 2505 A St. As they pulled in behind the vehicle, Brooke Baughman, age 39, exited the passenger seat and began walking away. 29 year old Anthony Ramirez (the driver) got his food, and then exited out of the lot and drove east on Bryan Av. A high risk stop was conducted on McGinley St and E. Madill St. Ramirez was taken into custody without incident. Baughman was contacted and found to have a warrant for her arrest. Both were booked into county jail.
  • ·On 1/10/16 at 6:31 pm, a 47 year old employee was working as a clerk at the Shell Gas Station located at 2701 Hillcrest Av when an unknown male entered the business armed with a handgun. The suspect robbed the business at gunpoint and then fled in an older model Honda Civic. The responsible was not located.
  • ·On 1/10/16 at 1:35 pm, 35 year old Sandra Ginnochio was upset she was being discharged from the hospital and decided to break windows on numerous cars in the parking lot. We located Sandra and subsequently sent her to county jail as she stated that if we didn’t take her to jail she would keep breaking windows. (update) When the Sheriff’s Office released her from county jail, Ginnochio began breaking windows on several vehicles in the parking lot. She was re-arrested by deputies after a brief struggle and booked back into county jail.
  • ·On 1/10/16 at 12:55 pm, an officer observed a stolen Honda Accord driving on E 18th St. He followed it until other officers could arrive to assist. Once they arrived a high risk stop was conducted and 29 year old Arthur Castro was found to be the driver. 47 year old Derek Jones was the front passenger and was released from the scene pending further investigation. Castro denied knowing the car was stolen and refused to provide a statement. Castro was sent to county jail and the vehicle was towed.
  • ·On 1/10/16 at 10:30 am, Starbucks located at 3201 Delta Fair Blvd called APD advising of a 34 year old male, Jonathan McFarland, drinking the from the creamers and refusing to leave. While we were enroute, dispatch received a call from Chevron advising of a male fitting the same description as McFarland had just stole wine and assaulted a clerk on his way out of the business. McFarland was seen running across the street into the Firestone parking lot. Once he was there he was detained by several officers. McFarland was positively identified as the responsible in the theft and the stolen wine was recovered and returned to the gas station. McFarland was booked into county jail.
  • ·On 1/9/16 at 1:45 pm, Officers were called to 1236 Giovanni St for the report of squatters inside. Upon arrival, officers contacted Frankie Marie Garcia age 34 sitting in the driver seat of a reported stolen vehicle. She was taken into custody without incident and admitted to possessing and driving the stolen car. She was booked into county jail. On 1/9/16 at 8:18 am, an unknown vehicle collided with a city owned fire hydrant at E 6th and A St sheering it off at the base. The vehicle fled the scene and was not located. There were no witnesses to the actual collision.
  • ·On 1/8/16 at 1:08 am, officers responded to Jack-in-the-Box at 2705 Hillcrest Ave for a subject passed out in his vehicle in the drive-thru. When officers arrived, Aldo Ramos age 33 had just left. During an area check, an officer saw Ramos driving westbound on Larkspur Dr in front of Jack-in-the-Box. Before the officer could pull out to attempt a vehicle stop, Ramos drove over the center median in front of the Shell gas station on Larkspur Dr and rolled his vehicle onto its roof. Ramos crawled out from the vehicle and was contacted. He was uninjured, but found to be heavily intoxicated. He was transported to the hospital and later cite released for DUI after a consented blood draw.
  • ·On 1/8/16 at 9:47 pm, a 17 year old female called dispatch stating she was at 4200 Eagleridge Dr (Eagleridge Park) and had been involved in two armed bank robberies. One robbery was at Citibank in Stockton and the other in Vallejo. Officers located the female in the park who explained that she took part in a robbery of Citibank in Stockton the day before with two other individuals. We called Stockton PD who confirmed the information. A lengthy non-custodial statement was recorded regarding her and others involvement. Stockton PD requested we provide her a ride to Discovery Bay where they took custody of her for further questioning.
  • ·On 1/8/16 at 12:44 pm, 19 year old Matthew McCarthy came to APD for a vehicle release and was found to have a warrant for his arrest. McCarthy was arrested without incident and booked into county jail.
  • ·On 1/8/16 at 8:24 am, a 32 year old male showed up at Sutter Delta with a single non-life threatening gunshot wound to his right thigh. The male told officers that he met with a subject he only knew at “T” near Starlight Dr. to illegally purchase a rifle. The male said he reached into his car while “T” was showing him the rifle. “T” possibly thought he was reaching for another gun, so “T” shot him with the rifle. “T” then fled in an older model Toyota Camry. The male called his cousin who drove him to the hospital.
  • ·On 1/8/16 at 12:31 am, officers were in the area of Belshaw St and Evergreen St for an area check related to a shot fired call. While in the area, officers observed a stolen BMW. The vehicle fled the area and officers began an area check for it. The vehicle was seen again on Evergreen St. Officers followed it to East 18th St where a traffic stop was attempted. The driver, later identified as 33 year old Ricky Barnette, fled and led officers on a short pursuit. The pursuit was terminated when Barnette entered eastbound Highway 4 heading westbound. Barnette was seen colliding with an eastbound vehicle head-on just east of the Cavallo Road overcrossing. Officers entered Highway 4 and found the 26 year old victim in his vehicle with severe injuries. He was initially unresponsive. The occupants of the stolen BMW were initially not located, but witnesses advised they were seen fleeing on foot with a puppy along the westbound shoulder. A responding officer saw them climbing through an opening in the sound wall and coming down the embankment under the Cavallo Rd overcrossing. Barnette did not obey commands but was eventually handcuffed. The other 2 were taken into custody without incident. All 3 were uninjured. A search of the car located 6.2 ounces of suspected methamphetamine and a loaded stolen gun in the center console. The victim was transported to the hospital and was taken into surgery to repair several fractures. Barnette was cleared and booked into county jail. CHP responded and handled the collision.
  • ·On 1/7/16 at 6:52 pm, the victim, 65 year old female, was driving west on 19th St and having difficulty finding a place to park. She circled around and a male subject behind a tree began shooting at her vehicle. Her vehicle was struck 5 times and we located 5 casings near where he was standing. She was unable to identify the male who fled the scene prior to our arrival. The victim was not injured as a result and has no idea why someone would shoot at her.
  • ·On 1/7/16 at 6:18 pm, a 39 year old male was walking home from Safeway on Deer Valley Rd. While walking south on Burwood Way he noticed a male walking towards him. The male was wearing a hood covering his face. As soon as the male got close to him, the male punched the victim once in the face causing him to fall to the ground possibly losing consciousness for a short time. When he woke up, the victim noticed the male walking away from him towards Deer Valley Rd. He checked his pockets and noticed his wallet missing. He gathered himself and walked to his residence. Upon arriving home, his father drove him to a local area hospital. The victim was treated for minor injuries and was later released.
  • ·On 1/7/16 at 2:30 pm, an anonymous citizen reported to Contra Loma Estates Management that there had been a shooting on Peppertree Way earlier in the morning. There were no reports of this incident to APD dispatch. Contra Loma Security reviewed their surveillance video and was able to locate the shooting at 9:52 am. The video showed two males exit a white SUV type vehicle in the 2100 block of Peppertree Way and open fire on a subject standing in front. The shooters then fled in the vehicle. Security called dispatch after finding the video and officers responded to the scene. Officers located three 9mm shell casing and four .32 caliber casings in the street. They located two apartments and one vehicle that were struck by gunfire. It does not appear that anyone was injured.
  • ·On 1/7/16 at 1:16 pm, the 15 year old victim was riding his hover board in the area of Lone Tree Way and Indian Hill Dr. An unknown male adult approached the victim from behind and pushed him from the hover board onto the ground. The suspect took the hover board and fled on foot. The victim was not injured and the responsible was not located.
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Sound of gun shots leads Antioch Police to van with bullet holes, house with large pot operation, Saturday morning; two arrested

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Jianhong-LI&Chun-LiBy Sergeant Wisecarver, Antioch Police Special Operations Unit

On Saturday, January 21, 2016 at 3:10 a.m., Antioch Police Dispatch received multiple reports of the sound of gun shots in the 900 block of Badger Pass Way. One caller advised of a van driving away from a house at a high rate of speed. Officers located the van driving away from the location and a traffic stop was conducted.

The officers noticed numerous bullet holes in the van and the passenger was bleeding from an apparent injury to his head. Paramedics were called to the location of the traffic stop and it was determined that this injury was not a gunshot wound.

Officers located approximately 10 pounds of fresh marijuana in the van along with some indoor

marijuana grow equipment. Officers went back to the original location that they had been dispatched to and noticed that the roll up garage door had been forced open from the inside out as if a vehicle drove through the metal door. There were additional bullet holes going through the

walls into the living area of the house. The officers determined that this house had been converted into an indoor marijuana cultivation. It was also determined that the van was the same

vehicle that had driven through the garage door.

The Antioch Police Department Special Operations Detectives were called out to the location. The detectives served a search warrant on the house. The detectives found a sophisticated marijuana cultivation operation to include over 300 mature marijuana plants. The evidence was collected and the house was boarded up.

The passenger was transported to an area hospital to be treated. He was treated for his injuries, which were determined to be non life threatening.

Both the driver, Chun Li (34 years old) and the passenger, Jianhong Li (37 years old) were arrested and booked into the county jail for marijuana cultivation.

This incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to contact Detective Hoffman at (925) 779-6931.

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