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Antioch adds two more officers, brings sworn force to 99

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Antioch Police Captain Tammany Brooks and new Police Officer Eric Rombough following his oath of office ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 14. photo courtesy of APD.

By Allen Payton

The Antioch Police Department recently swore in two new police officers during brief ceremonies at the Antioch Police Facility.

First to be sworn in on February 14, was Officer Eric Rombough, a lateral hire from the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.

He was born and raised in Hayward, California. Rombough graduated from Chabot College with an Associates in Earth Sciences. he earned his degree while he worked full time with his father building custom homes both in the bay area and other northern California cities. In 2012, Rombough was sworn in as a deputy sheriff for Alameda County. During his time with the Sheriff’s Office he worked in the jail and as a patrol officer.

A photo of Rombough and Captain Tammany Brooks was posted with the following comment on the APD Facebook page, the day he was sworn in:

“Please say hello to the newest member of the Antioch PD family. Officer Eric Rombough, pictured here with Captain Tammany Brooks, was sworn in today. He is a lateral officer from the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office who comes to us with 5 years’ experience. Congratulations Eric and welcome!

New Antioch Police Officer Brock Marcotte. photo courtesy of APD.

to be sworn in, this past Monday, March 6 was Officer Brock Marcotte. He was born in Danville, California. In 2010 he enlisted in the Marine Corps where he was assigned the military occupational specialty of Anti-Armor Missile-Man. Marcotte served two combat tours to Afghanistan and was meritoriously promoted to Corporal. His awards include the combat action ribbon and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

Upon honorable discharge from the Marine Corps in June of 2014 he moved back home to Danville, where he began his degree in Construction Management. Marcotte attended the 182nd Academy Class at the Contra Costa County Law Enforcement Training Center where he graduated last Friday.

According to Brooks, another new officer is expected to be sworn in later this month which will bring the Antioch Police force to 100 sworn officers. That will give the city a net 11 new officers from the Measure C half-cent sales tax approved by Antioch voters in 2013.

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Antioch Police Chief Cantando to retire in April

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Chief Allan Cantando

Antioch Police Chief Allan Cantando has announced his retirement after serving nearly 30 years with the Antioch Police Department, the last five-and-a-half its leader. Cantando said that while the decision to leave was difficult, he believed the time was right for him to move on to the next challenge in his professional career and has accepted a position as Vice President, Protective Services Regional Manager for Bank of America.

“Leaving this career after serving this great community is one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make,” Cantando said. “It’s bittersweet, but I am truly excited and looking forward to being part of the amazing Bank of America team.”

Chief Cantando said he will remain the city’s top cop until the first week of April. City Manager Steve Duran has tapped Captain Tammany Brooks to serve as the interim chief until a permanent hiring decision is made.

His retirement follows the announcement by Duran last November of his own retirement planned for August, this year. Messages have been sent to both Mayor Sean Wright and Mayor Pro Tem Lamar Thorpe seeking comment and asking if the council will wait to have the new city manager hire the new chief. Please check back later for updates to this story.

Allen Payton contributed to this report.

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Alameda Co. Deputy Sheriff, Antioch resident, who died last week to be eulogized at Concord Pavilion, Friday

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Deputy Michael Foley, photo courtesy of Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.

By Allen Payton

The funeral service for Michael Foley, an Alameda County Deputy Sheriff and Antioch resident, will be held this Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Concord Pavilion.

The 60-year-old was struck by a bus at the Santa Rita jail in Dublin on Wednesday, February 22 and died from his injuries, the next day. Foley worked for the Concord Police Department for 29 years, prior to his service with Alameda County.

A message was posted on the Sheriff’s Facebook page on Thursday: “It is with great sadness we report that Alameda County Deputy Sheriff Michael Foley has died from his injuries. Mike started his law enforcement career in 1978 as an Officer with the Concord Police Department. After a long and successful 29 year career there, he retired and was hired by ACSO in 2007. Michael was one of the hardest working Deputies on this agency. He used his experience and wisdom to mentor countless numbers of young officers throughout his career. He was an extremely kind man who loved his family, friends, co-workers and community. He believed in public service and making the world a better place. All of us who were touched by his life will never forget him. He is a role model and a great example for others to follow. Our hearts are broken today. Please keep Mike and his family in your thoughts and prayers.”

Sheriff escort for Deputy Foley’s body on Sunday, Feb. 26.

On Sunday, Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs escorted Foley’s body from John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek to the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office Coroner’s Bureau, according to a post on the Alameda County Sheriff’s Facebook page.

He is survived by his wife Tammie, and children Michael, Jr. and Tonya. A GoFundMe account has been set up to benefit the Foley family and has been verified by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. http://www.gofundme.com/deputy-mike-foleys-family-fund. According to that site, Foley “chose to work as a deputy at the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office to put his son, Michael Jr., through college.”

In addition, the San Francisco Police Credit Union has established an account under the Deputy Sheriffs Association of Alameda County Charitable Foundation for the benefit of Deputy Sheriff Michael Foley. Contributions may take place in person at a local branch, mail or electronically utilizing account #1387350 S5 M Foley Memorial Fund.  Funds may be forwarded to SFPCU via mail or electronically as follows:

ACSO DSA Charitable Foundation for Michael Foley

2550 Irving St San Francisco, Ca 94122

Acct#1387350 S5

Routing#321076496

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Shooting leads to homicide on Highway 4 in Antioch, Saturday night

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Traffic backs up on Highway 4 in the eastbound lanes west of Hillcrest Avenue following a shooting at about 9:00 p.m. Saturday night. photo courtesy of KRON4.

By CHP Golden Gate Division

On Saturday, February 25, 2017 at approximately 9:03 PM, a freeway shooting occurred on eastbound Highway 4, just west of Hillcrest Avenue in Antioch.

A black male adult in a blue Toyota Solara was identified as the victim. A currently unknown suspect vehicle fled the scene.

CHP arrived on scene at the Hillcrest Avenue off ramp and determined that the victim had succumbed to his apparent gunshot injuries.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. If anyone saw this incident or the events leading up to it, please contact 1-800-TELL-CHP (1-800-835-5247).

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Suspect in 2016 shooting arrested with guns, ammo; serious DUI collision among Antioch Police calls for Feb. 9-16, 2017

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

The victim’s truck (foreground) and the driver’s truck following the collision caused by DUI on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017. photo by Allen Payton

Following are the Antioch Police calls for service highlights as published in Assistant City Manager Steve Duran’s Weekly Report dated February 17, 2017 and provided by Chief of Police Allan Cantando.

Calls for Service and Arrest Data Summary:

Time Period: 02/09/17 00:00:00 – 02/15/17 23:59:59

Number of Calls for Service: 1,616

Number of Case Reports: 256

Number of Arrests: 66

Felony: 33

Misdemeanor: 33

Arrests with DUI charge: 5

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

  • 2/16/17 at 6:14 am, officers responded with ConFire after several calls came in reporting flames and smoke coming from the back of a residence on Sunwood Court. Upon arrival, officers were able to assist the residents out of the burning house and evacuate neighboring homes. ConFire arrived and were able to extinguish the fire. The cause is under investigation, but there were no immediate signs of arson. There were no reported injuries, but there was significant damage to the residence.
  • 2/16/17 at 3:24 am, the reporting party called to report she spotted suspicious subjects at the rear of her business in the 3700 block of Lone Tree Way. Officers responded and contacted 23 year old Luis Brambila. He was found to have a warrant for his arrest. Brambila was taken into custody without incident and booked into County Jail.
  • 2/16/17 at 1:03 am, officers responded to the report of a subject going through a black vehicle in the parking lot of Taco Bell on A St. Upon arrival, 36 year old John Pate was stopped as he was driving out of the lot in a dark colored Honda. Contact with the registered owner showed the car to be an unreported stolen vehicle. Pate was taken into custody without incident and later booked into County Jail for vehicle theft. The vehicle was returned to the registered owner.
  • 2/15/17 at 9:45 pm, an officer saw the suspect vehicle from a shooting that occurred at the Shell Gas Station on 2/8/17 driving eastbound on Sycamore Dr. A license plate check showed that the car was reported stolen to Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office. It was also listed as an Armed and Dangerous vehicle with 23 year-old Lamar Kelley listed as the suspect.  A traffic enforcement stop was conducted, and Lamar Kelley was contacted as the passenger.  A 24 year-old female who turned out to be the registered owner of the vehicle was the driver of the vehicle.  Stanislaus County was contacted and it was learned that the registered owner reported that Kelley stole her car after a domestic dispute. The officer recognized Kelley to be the shooting suspect from the Shell Gas Station video. A loaded pistol was located under the center console of the vehicle.  Next to the gun was a 10-round magazine, a 17-round magazine and a 30-round magazine. A distinctive sweatshirt was located in the trunk of the vehicle that Kelley was wearing at the time of the shooting.  Kelley was also found to have an outstanding arrest warrant for a previous Antioch shooting that occurred in 2016.  He was arrested without incident and sent to County Jail.
  • 2/15/17 10:29 am, an employee at Weinerschnitzel on E. 18th St. called to report a subject giving another subject a firearm in a vehicle in the parking lot. Officers located the vehicle in the parking lot and detained the driver and passenger. The driver was 31 year old Jesse Martinez and the passenger was 30 year old Brandon Henderson. During a search of the vehicle, officers located live ammunition but no firearm. Martinez was a convicted felon and arrested for felon in possession of ammunition. He was booked in the County Jail. The passenger, Henderson, was found to have a felony warrant for his arrest. He was also booked into County Jail.
  • 2/14/17 at 10:38 pm, an officer conducted a check of a suspicious vehicle in the Staples parking lot on Lone Tree Way and contacted the occupant of the vehicle, 19 year old Cody Buffum. Dispatch advised that Buffum had a warrant. Buffum was issued a Promise to Appear with a new court date and released at the scene.
  • 2/14/17 at 5:24 pm, an officer on routine patrol recognized 49 year old Zolton Scott walking on the sidewalk on E. 18th St. near Cavallo Road. The officer knew Scott had an outstanding felony warrant. Scott was placed under arrest without incident and sent to County Jail.
  • 2/14/17 at 5:20 pm, officers were dispatched to a subject that was trespassing at a the Quikstop on Sycamore Dr. The store clerk told officers that 59 year old Charles Abercrombie was on the trespass log and continually harassing customers on the property. He had been asked to leave several times but refused.  He was placed under arrest and issued a citation before being released at the scene.
  • 2/14/17 at 4:10 pm, 44 year old Marisca Smith concealed a beer at the Quikstop on Sycamore Dr. She left the store but then returned and was confronted by the clerk, who located the beer in her purse. She denied stealing the beer and demanded it back.  When officers reviewed the video, it showed Smith stealing the beer.  She was placed under arrest and issued a citation before being released at the scene.
  • 2/14/17 at 1:15 pm, an employee from Fallas located on Somersville Road called to report subjects had just stolen clothing items from the store. One of the suspects pointed a firearm at the employee who attempted to detain them in the parking lot. The suspects all fled the scene in a Honda Prelude.  At 3:17 pm, an officer located the Honda Prelude on Auto Center Dr. near Costco Way.  The vehicle was occupied by 21 year old Cody Wilson, 22 year old Vanessa Martinez, 22 year old Savannah Vetterli and 20 year old Phillip Morris.  All subjects were detained without incident.  The victim from Fallas responded to the scene and positively identified all four subjects as the suspects from the robbery.  The stolen merchandise was recovered from the vehicle; however, no firearm was found.  All four subjects were later transported to County Jail for robbery.
  • 2/14/17 at 4:51 am, an officer conducted a traffic enforcement stop on Mahogany Way at Spanos St. Dispatch advised that one of the passengers in the vehicle, 23 year old Angelina Dieteman, had a warrant for her arrest. A check of the Vehicle Identification Number revealed that the car was stolen.  40 year old Adrian Arroyo was the driver of the vehicle.  Both Arroyo and Dieteman were arrested without incident and sent to County Jail.
  • 2/14/17 at 3:02 am, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of W. Madill St. for a report of a male subject sitting on the curb armed with a handgun. Upon arrival, officers located 38 year old Andrew Guillory. Guillory was too intoxicated to care for himself.  Guillory was arrested without incident, and he was sent to County Jail.  No firearm was located.
  • 2/13/17 at 8:02 pm, officers were dispatched to Joe’s Liquor on D St. for a report of an intoxicated female causing a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers contacted 52 year old Kari Foster and determined that she was too intoxicated in public to care for herself. Foster was arrested without incident and sent to County Jail.
  • 2/13/17 at 6:39 pm, an officer saw 30 year old Ryan Rike in front of the Bonfare Market on W. 10th Street. The officer knew Rike had an outstanding warrant for failing to appear for his work alternative program. Rike was placed under arrest without incident and sent to County Jail.
  • 2/13/17 at 4:48 pm, 33 year old Damien Johnson was contacted during a routine traffic stop on Auto Center Dr. He was found to have an outstanding warrant and placed under arrest without incident. He was issued a Promise to Appear with a new court date and released at the scene.
  • 2/13/17 at 4:06 pm, officers were dispatched to a female slumped over in her vehicle in a parking lot on Lone Tree Way and Tregallas Rd. Officers arrived and contacted 47 year old Mary Bailey attempting to drive away. She was determined to be driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.  She was also found to be in possession of prescription medication not prescribed to her.  She was placed under arrest and sent to County Jail for DUI.
  • 2/13/17 at 10:21 am, an officer located a stolen Nissan Sentra being driven by 28 year old Courtney Amos on Sycamore Dr. Amos stopped in front on Mandarin Way, where she attempted to abandon the vehicle and walk away. Amos was detained by the officer without incident. The officer located a shaved key in the vehicle’s ignition and discovered Amos was on current felony probation for auto theft.  Amos was booked into County Jail for auto theft and violation of probation.
  • 2/12/17 at 9:58 pm, an officer responded to Costco on Verne Roberts Circle for a report of a subject on the property acting odd. Upon arrival, officers learned that 28 year old Moises Sanchez had been causing disturbances on the property for the last few days. Sanchez was searched, and officers located methamphetamine and a glass pipe in his possession. Sanchez was issued a citation for the narcotics and paraphernalia possession and admonished for trespassing on Costco property.  Moises later returned to the property and was arrested for trespassing.  He was then sent to County Jail.
  • 2/12/17 at 9:57 pm, officers were in the Diablo Vista Mobile Park off of Somersville Rd. on an unrelated call. Officers observed a red pickup pull up in front of a mobile home on Paulette Way at a high rate of speed. The driver fled from the truck and ran into the mobile home.  The truck’s license plate was checked and determined to be stolen.  The suspect refused to come out, and officers had to force entry into the home.  The suspect, 21 year old James Coker, surrendered and was sent to County Jail for the stolen vehicle.
  • 2/12/17 at 11:18 am, officers were dispatched to Bond Ct. on a reported disturbance at a home. Upon the officers’ arrival, they contacted 24 year old Ronald Avilla inside the home. Avilla showed to have a warrant related to a petty theft charge.  Avilla was taken into custody without incident and transported to County Jail.
  • 2/12/17 at 10:13 am, a resident in the 3400 block of Gentrytown Dr. reported his Toyota pickup truck stolen. The officer arrived and discovered the victim had video surveillance in front of his home. Upon review of the video, the officer observed 24 year old Robert Stalker enter the truck and drive away at approximately 6:30 am. The officer then drove to the Bank of the West on Somersville Rd., which was where the officer arrested Stalker earlier in the shift.  The officer located the victim’s stolen vehicle in the parking lot.  The officer then responded to County Jail, where Stalker was interviewed.  Stalker admitted to taking the truck, and the officer located a shaved Toyota key in his prisoner property.  Stalker was booked into County Jail with the additional charge of auto theft.
  • 2/12/17 at 9:03 am, an officer saw 24 year old Robert Stalker walking through the parking lot to the Bank of the West on Somersville Rd. The officer recognized Stalker from previous contacts. A name check revealed Stalker had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for failing to appear related to an auto theft charge.  Stalker was taken into custody without incident and transported to County Jail.
  • 2/11/17 at 9:16 pm, an officer conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle on L St. at W. 18th St. 54 year-old Gary Shelby was contacted and found to have a warrant for DUI. Shelby was arrested and booked into County Jail.
  • 2/11/17 at 9:13 pm, officers responded to a traffic collision at the intersection of Slatten Ranch Road and Wicklow Way 57 year old Greg Tuell was driving his 54 year old wife, 36 year old daughter, and his 10 year old grand-daughter home from dinner and shopping. They were northbound on Slatten Ranch Road and continued through the intersection towards the closed section of roadway. Another driver pulled from the stop sign for eastbound Wicklow Way at about the same time. The other driver was broadsided by Tuell, and both trucks came to rest north of the intersection. The other driver was transported to an area hospital with a complaint of pain. The 10 year old grand-daughter was also transported to an area hospital with a complaint of pain. As reported on the Antioch Herald Facebook page the night of the collision “The male driver (Tuell) of the white 2016 Ford F-150 claimed the driver of the Chevrolet Avalanche ‘blew through the stop sign’ and ‘totaled’ his ‘brand new truck.’ But a witness driving a truck behind the Chevy on Wicklow Way said the Chevy came to a stop then proceeded into the intersection where it was struck by the Ford whichwas continuing to head north on Slatten Ranch Road past the intersection about 35 MPH toward a dead end. The driver of the Ford (Tuell) smelled of alcohol and when asked if he’d been drinking said he’d only had one beer.” Tuell was found to be intoxicated and refused field sobriety tests at the scene. He was ultimately transported to an area hospital for complaints of pain but was later released and transported to County Jail for felony DUI. (See photo above and additional photos on the Herald Facebook page).
  • 2/11/17 at 3:23 pm, an officer conducted a pedestrian stop on subjects loitering at a vacant building on W. 19th St. During the contact, it was discovered that a 32 year old Giovan Espinoza and 38 year old Hector Pozo had multiple warrants for their arrest. Both males were taken into custody without incident and transported to County Jail.
  • 2/11/17 at 2:07 am, officers responded to the area of Minaker Dr. and Jacobsen St. for the report of a collision heard in the area. On arrival, 33 year old Carl Simmons was contacted on Minaker Dr. as he was exiting his damaged vehicle. He was not injured, but found to be extremely intoxicated. Simmons collided with two of his neighbors’ vehicles on his way home. Simmons was found to be on probation for prior DUI convictions and booked into County Jail.
  • 2/11/17 at 2:06 am, 34 year old Tiffany Hill was contacted during a vehicle stop. She was found to have a warrant for her arrest and taken into custody without incident. She was released at the scene on a signed Promise to Appear with a new court date.
  • 2/11/17 at 12:01 am, an officer located an occupied stolen vehicle in the parking lot of the Ramada Inn on Mahogany Wy. 32 year-old Noel Santillan was contacted inside of the vehicle and arrested for being in possession of the stolen vehicle. Santillan was found to have a probation violation warrant from a prior stolen vehicle case. Santillan was booked into County Jail.
  • 2/10/17 at 11:34 pm, officers attempted to stop a vehicle for vehicle code violations on A St. at Hwy 4. The driver, later identified as 18 year old David Ruiz, initially slowed but then entered westbound Hwy 4 and refused to stop while he and the other occupants began throwing objects out the vehicle’s windows. Ruiz exited at the next exit onto L St. and attempted to go northbound. Ruiz damaged his vehicle’s left front tire when he struck the center median. The pursuit ended when Ruiz was unable to negotiate a bend in the road on William Reed Rd. and struck a parked vehicle. Ruiz and his passengers, a 16 year old male and a 17 year old female, were all taken into custody without incident. Ruiz was intoxicated and booked into County Jail for DUI and evading police. Both of the juveniles were released at the scene to their parents per PC 849(b). The items that were discarded were found to be alcohol containers.
  • 2/10/17 at 8:55 am, officers were dispatched to Shell Gas Station on Auto Center Dr. for an assault that occurred. Officers arrived shortly after the call was dispatched and contacted an employee who had extremely hot water thrown on her face by two males that were not allowed at the store. Officers checked the area for the suspects and located 26 year old Darrin Hughes and 27 year old Lewis Butler at Valero on Somersville Road. Both Hughes and Butler fled on foot but were apprehended after short foot pursuits. The victim identified Butler as the responsible who threw the hot water on her face. Butler was arrested for felony assault and resisting arrest. He was booked in the County Jail. Hughes was given a citation at the scene for resisting arrest.
  • 2/9/17 at 4:41 pm, officers were dispatched to the area of Johnny’s Market on W. 9th St. for a medical call. Officers learned of a possible battery that occurred at the location. Officers contacted 30 year old Juan Montes in the area, and he was found to have a felony warrant for his arrest. Montes was arrested without incident and booked into County Jail.
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Young Antioch man shot Monday morning, police seek shooters

Monday, February 20th, 2017

By Corporal Matthew Koch, Antioch Police Field Services Bureau

On Monday, February 20, 2017 at 11:01 am, Antioch Police officers were dispatched to the 5000 block of Lone Tree Way on a report of several gunshots heard in the area. Upon arrival, it was discovered the victim(s) and responsible(s) fled the area prior to police arrival.

A short time later a 21-year-old male Antioch resident arrived at an area hospital with a single gunshot wound. The victim underwent surgery; however, the wound did not appear to be life threatening.

This preliminary information is made available by the Field Services Bureau. There will be no further information released regarding this case at this time.

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

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Pizza delivery man robbed, assaulted; shots fired, stolen vehicles, drugs among Antioch Police calls for Feb. 2-9, 2017

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

Chief Cantando stops fragrance thieves

Following are the Antioch Police Department calls for service highlights as published in City Manager Steve Duran’s Weekly Report dated February 10, 2017 and provided by Chief of Police Allan Cantando.

Calls for Service and Arrest Data Summary:

Time Period: 02/02/17 00:00:00 – 02/08/17 23:59:59

Number of Calls for Service: 1,654

Number of Case Reports: 323

Number of Arrests: 90

Felony: 38

Misdemeanor: 51

Infraction: 1

Arrests with DUI charge: 2

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

  • 2/9/17 at 4:35 am, San Ramon PD SWAT served a search warrant on Crestpark Cir. They requested an Antioch PD marked unit for traffic control during the warrant service. Antioch PD officers stood by while the warrant was served. Antioch PD had no further involvement in the case.
  • 2/9/17 at 1:30 am, officers were dispatched to a home in the 100 block of W. 7th St. for a report of several shots fired. Officers arrived and made contact with the residents, 26 year old Vicente Ortiz and 23 year old Carmela Guarneri. It was ultimately learned that Ortiz fired several shots from a pistol in the backyard of the residence, and the gun was still in the house. Officers found the revolver that was fired along with another handgun inside the home. The revolver was discovered to be stolen from a 2009 Antioch residential burglary. Ortiz was arrested for the weapons violations and possession of stolen property and sent to County Jail.
  • 2/8/17 at 11:42 pm, officers were dispatched to W. 7th St. for a report of shots fired. Upon officers’ arrival, no suspects or victims were located; however, one of the reporting parties described hearing an argument and fight at Lou’s Bar in the parking lot where a shot may have been fired. Officers located a small black pouch with a cell phone and a small amount of marijuana inside. Officers notified area hospitals but no victims were reported.
  • 2/8/17 at 11:10 pm, an officer was driving eastbound on E. 18th St. when he saw a motorcycle with no license plate being towed by vehicle. The motorcycle rider was holding onto the passenger side mirror of the vehicle. A traffic stop was conducted, and a records check was done on the driver, 22 year old Danny Walton. Walton had a warrant for his arrest. When the officer checked the vehicle identification number of the motorcycle, it returned as a stolen vehicle out of Walnut Creek. Walton was arrested without incident and sent to County Jail for his warrant and the stolen motorcycle.
  • 2/8/17 at 1:06 pm, officers were dispatched to the area of Sycamore Dr. for a reported stolen vehicle. They located the vehicle turning northbound onto Auto Center Dr. A high risk traffic stop was conducted in the parking lot of the Days Inn Hotel. The driver, 27 year old Shawn Ham, was taken into custody without incident. Ham was later booked into County Jail for the stolen vehicle.
  • 2/7/17 at 10:37 am, Chief Cantando observed several subjects run out of Macy’s with what appeared to be fragrances and get into a Nissan Altima and flee the scene. Chief Cantando followed the suspects away and made an enforcement stop. Chief Cantando and assisting officers contacted 30 year old Keith Tucker, 23 year old Lavaughna Manuel, 23 year old Dellvina Richard, 18 year old Ryan Arnold and a 16 year old female juvenile in the vehicle. Officers located approximately $3,800 in stolen fragrances within the vehicle. Officers made contact with Macy’s loss prevention agents, who confirmed they just had a “grab and run” grand theft. The four adults were booked at Antioch PD and later transported to County Jail on charges of grand theft and conspiracy. The female juvenile was booked at Antioch PD and later released to her parent with a citation.
  • 2/7/17 at 3:00 am, officers responded to an alarm at Buchanan Dental located on Buchanan Rd. Upon arrival, officers found an unlocked sliding door. 35 year old Michael Kyle fled on foot from the interior of the business and was taken into custody after a foot pursuit. Kyle also had a warrant for burglary and for evading the police during a vehicle pursuit. Kyle was sent to County Jail on his warrants as well as the burglary of the dental office.
  • 2/6/17 at 9:24 pm, officers were dispatched to a residence on Morning Vale Ct. A 20 year old Mountain Mike’s Pizza delivery driver was robbed by five suspects while delivering pizzas to the residence. The suspects physically assaulted and threatened to shoot him. The suspects ran off with two pizza warmer bags containing five pizzas. The suspects were seen running into a residence on Sandrose Ct. The residents were contacted and five juveniles were detained. All five suspects were positively identified and physical evidence was located at the scene. A Domino’s Pizza delivery driver was also robbed the night before. The Domino’s driver responded and positively identified three of the five suspects for that robbery. All five juvenile suspects were arrested and sent to Juvenile Hall for robbery.
  • 2/5/17 at 12:47 am, an officer conducted a pedestrian contact with 46 year old Rhonda Wilkins at D St. at Lawton St. Dispatch confirmed a warrant for Wilkins’ arrest for DUI. Wilkins was arrested without incident, and she was sent to County Jail.
  • 2/4/17 at 10:07 pm, an officer on patrol saw 34 year old Ronald Phelps removing his dog from the bed of a Toyota pick-up in the 7-11 parking lot on E. 18th St. The officer made contact with Phelps, and the truck turned out to be stolen. Phelps was searched and was found to be in possession of a flare gun that had been painted black, as well as shaved keys that operated the ignition in the truck. Other personal items belonging to Phelps were located inside the cab of the stolen vehicle, as well. Phelps was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm, auto theft, possession of stolen property and possession of burglary tools. Phelps was sent to County Jail.
  • 2/4/17 at 7:52 pm, officers were dispatched to W. 4th St. on the report of a male and female fighting in the street. Upon arrival, officers located 26 year old Clarence Couisan and confirmed he was the male. Couisan resisted officers and was arrested. Officers were unable to locate the female in the fight as she had left prior to officers’ arrival. Couisan remained combative and was transported to County Jail for resisting officers and violating his probation.
  • 2/4/17 at 1:15 pm, an officer was on routine patrol in the area of A St. and E. 18th St. when he observed a white Nissan Versa matching the suspect vehicle description to a strong armed robbery that occurred on 1/31/17 in the parking lot of Juarez Mexican Restaurant. The officer was able to obtain suspect information and had the vehicle towed/stored. A witness was able to positively identify a 15 year old female juvenile as the responsible. The responsible was already in custody at Juvenile Hall for another strong armed robbery in Antioch. Additional robbery charges will be filed on the juvenile.
  • 2/3/17 at 1:24 pm, the 38 year old victim came to the police department lobby to report an armed robbery. Officers learned the victim arrived home in the 400 block of Grangnelli Ave. the night before at approximately 8:30 pm. He was approached from behind by the suspect who pointed a handgun at him. The suspect demanded the victim’s wallet. The victim turned over his wallet containing cash. The suspect fled the area on foot.
  • 2/3/17 at 9:42 am, the 43 year old female victim called Antioch PD to report she was just involved in an accident, and the responsible party had fled the scene but also struck her in the process. Officers met with the victim at a nearby school where she reported the suspect intentionally backed into her car on Texas St. When victim attempted to get the suspect’s personal information, the female suspect pushed her in an attempt to block her from taking photographs. The victim then tried to get a photograph of the responsible vehicle license plate. The suspect put her car in drive and intentionally hit the victim causing her to land on the hood of the vehicle. The suspect fled the scene and was not located. The victim had a complaint of pain to her legs and was transported by to an area hospital.
  • 2/3/17 at 9:41 am, officers were dispatched to Starbucks in the Blue Rock Center for a subject who stole the tip jar and was fighting with people who were attempting to make a detention. Officers arrived and located the 15 year old female suspect. She was then detained by officers. It was learned the juvenile attempted to steal approximately $20 in tip money from the store. A Starbucks employee attempted to stop the juvenile who in turn punched the employee. Witnesses assisted the employee in detaining the juvenile until officers arrived. The juvenile was arrested and booked into Juvenile Hall.
  • 2/2/17 at 9:30 pm, 43 year old Carl Day was contacted at Sutter Delta Hospital after receiving treatment. Day was found to have a warrant for vehicle theft. He was arrested and later booked into County Jail. During the investigation into Day’s injury, 33 year-old Destinie Schumacker was contacted on W 15th St. and found to have a warrant for burglary. She was also arrested and later booked into County Jail.
  • 2/2/17 at 3:31 pm, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 900 block of C St. for a homeowner detaining a subject he had caught burglarizing his shed. Officers arrived and contacted the victim along with 23 year old Jared Coombs. The victim reported he caught Coombs inside his shed. Coombs was arrested without incident and booked into County Jail for burglary.
  • 2/2/17 at 7:57 am, officers were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle in the Vista Diablo Mobile Home Park on Somersville Rd. While checking the area of the vehicle, officers located 31 year old Salvador Quintero. When Quintero saw officers, he threw suspected drugs on the ground. Quintero was a suspect from a stalking and burglary case on 2/1/17. He was arrested without incident for the previous case as well as an additional restraining order violation and drug possession charges. Quintero was booked into County Jail.
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Antioch Police Chief stops department store thieves with $3,800 of fragrances

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

On Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 10:37 am, Antioch Police Chief Allan Cantando observed several subjects run out of Macy’s with what appeared to be fragrances and get into a Nissan Altima and flee the scene. Chief Cantando followed the suspects away and made an enforcement stop.

Cantando and assisting officers contacted 30-year-old Keith Tucker, 23-year-old Lavaughna Manuel, 23-year-old Dellvina Richard, 18-year-old Ryan Arnold and a 16-year-old female juvenile in the vehicle. Officers located approximately $3,800 in stolen fragrances within the vehicle.

Officers made contact with Macy’s loss prevention agents, who confirmed they just had a “grab and run” grand theft.

The four adults were booked at Antioch PD and later transported to County Jail on charges of grand theft and conspiracy. The female juvenile was booked at Antioch PD and later released to her parent with a citation.

There’s no word on what Cantando was shopping for at Macy’s, although it was assumed to be a Valentine’s Day gift for his wife.

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