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Two teens one man shot another man arrested in Antioch early Monday morning

Monday, May 25th, 2020

By Corporal Brian Rose #4309, Antioch Police Field Services

On Monday morning, May 25, 2020, at approximately 12:58 AM, officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 2900 block Cashew Street. Upon arrival, officers located two males, 16 and 22 years old, suffering from gunshot wounds. Officers rendered first-aid until relieved by medical personnel. Both victims were transported to local hospitals for treatment and are in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries.

While at the scene, officers learned of a third shooting victim who arrived at a local hospital. The third victim is 16 years old and his injuries were also considered non-life threatening.

A 26-year-old male was arrested near the scene in connection with the shooting. Additionally, officers located the firearm that was suspected to have been used as well as clothing discarded by the suspect when he fled the scene on foot immediately after the incident.

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

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Antioch teen on probation arrested for loaded AR-15, prescription pills Sunday afternoon

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Photos by APD.

By Antioch Police Department

On Sunday afternoon, May 24, 2020 one of our officers attempted to make contact with a subject in the area of Buchanan Road and Gentrytown Drive. For unknown reasons, this person decided they didn’t want to talk to us and fled on foot. When our officer caught up to them, they quickly found out that the 60+ prescription pills the person had in their possession may have been the reason they didn’t want to stick around, as well as the fact they were on juvenile probation.

We then paid a house call to conduct a probation search to make sure there wasn’t anything else going on that he shouldn’t be doing. To our surprise, we not only found metal knuckles in his bedroom, but also found a loaded AR-15 rifle. We were fortunate to find this firearm in the fashion in which we did and while it was unfortunate it was in the hands of a juvenile, we are happy to have taken it off the streets before it could be used in any sort of violent crime!

For his troubles, he was eventually given a ride to juvenile hall by our jailer for multiple weapons charges and probation violations.

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Antioch teen with outstanding warrants arrested Friday for illegal gun possession, stolen property

Sunday, May 24th, 2020

Photos by APD.

By Antioch Police Department

Good morning Antioch and fans of APD!!! We wanted to let you know about another proactive gun arrest:

Friday, May 22, 2020 at about 2 pm, an #APDDayShift officer patrolling Sycamore Drive and Spanos Street spotted a 17-year-old juvenile he knew had two active warrants. The juvenile was placed under arrest and found to have a loaded semi-automatic pistol in his waistband, with 14 rounds in the magazine. Things didn’t end there, because a gold necklace the juvenile was wearing was traced back to a previously reported theft. He was brought to Juvenile Hall for his warrants, along with the firearm and stolen property possession charges.

APD remains committed to reducing violent crime in our neighborhoods through proactive patrols, instead of sitting back and waiting for bad things to happen. This gun will NEVER be used to harm anyone and we hope this young offender will learn that crime doesn’t pay!

#AntiochPD #AntiochStrong #ProactivePolicing

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Another car impounded for driver doing donuts during “test drive” in Antioch Thursday

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Police stop “donut” car driver in Antioch Thursday evening, May 21, 2020. Photos by APD.

By Antioch Police Department

#TestDriveFail

Yesterday, at about 7 pm, a diligent #APDSwingShift officer was in the area of West 8th and K Streets in response to numerous complaints of vehicles doing burnouts. He spotted the driver of this Infinity doing his best to appeal to a cop’s love of donuts. Problem was, it was the wrong kind of donut, and the officer wasn’t amused, so he stopped the car and found out the driver was just doing a little “test drive.”

What happened to the car? You already know what happened – it was brought to #CarJail for 30 days and the driver received a future appointment with a judge to answer for his reckless driving. We appreciate all of your posts on this topic and will continue to address the problem with your help. Thanks for helping us keep Antioch safe!

#AntiochPD   #AntiochStrong #CVC23103 #CVC23109

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One thief arrested, two others sought in attempted $50,000 jewelry heist at Antioch J.C. Penney early Friday

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Jewelry recovered and thief arrested on Friday, May 22, 2020. Photos by APD

By Antioch Police Department

Friday morning, May 22, 2020, at about 6:05 am, we received a call of a silent alarm at J.C. Penney in Slatten Ranch Shopping Center. While officers were responding, our Dispatch Center received reports of several more activations, with the alarm company advising the surveillance cameras were being taken offline from inside the building.

The first arriving officer located an open door, and upon checking it, a suspect quickly pulled it shut from inside. A containment perimeter was established on the building, and a search team was formed to include Canine Officer Smith and his partner Kona. After an hours long search, a suspect was found hiding behind a small wall above the ceiling tiles. He was arrested and found to be in possession of several articles of jewelry from inside the store.

Antioch Police surround the building, investigate inside with K-9 Kona.

Further investigation revealed at least two additional suspects entered, smashed the jewelry cases, and attempted to steal approximately $50,000 worth of jewelry. APD officers were able to find all of the stolen jewelry concealed in duffel bag inside the store. The two additional suspects were able to escape, but officers are continuing to investigate, and have good leads on their identities.

We would like to thank our friends at the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, who assisted us with thermal imaging cameras while we performed our exhaustive search of the interior. We would also like to thank our residents for equipping us with several pieces of technology we were able to use to search the building, including our UAV (“drones”) and pole cameras. This technology makes our jobs easier and much safer.

#AntiochPD #ConFire #AntiochPDK9 #CanineKona #AntiochStrong

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CHP stops stolen car from San Bruno with switched plates in Antioch Thursday night

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Stolen car suspect seated in handcuffs on the side of Auto Center Drive Thursday, May 21, 2020. Photo by APD.

By Antioch Police Department

Our friends at CHP – Contra Costa called over and said they had a Mercedes with switched plates (belonging to a Honda) pulled over on southbound Auto Center Drive near Highway 4 Thursday night, May 21, 2020. A check of the dashboard vehicle identification number (VIN) revealed the Mercedes was stolen from San Bruno, so APD Night Shift showed up like a sea of blue to help-out.

The driver is on his way to the county jail, and one more car is being returned to the rightful owner. Our partnership to keep East County safe is multiplied when we work together with our friends at the CHP. Nice bust fellas – call us anytime!

#AntiochPD   #CHPContraCosta   #EastCountyStrong   #CVC10851

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Suspect in Monday morning shooting of roommate charged with murder Wednesday

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

By Sergeant James Stenger, Investigations Bureau, Antioch Police Department

Suspect Marc Siegel. Photo by APD.

On May 18, 2020, at approximately 8:30 AM, Antioch police officers were called to a residence in the 1900 block of Iron Peak Court for a male subject who had been shot. It was determined there was an argument between roommates. (See related article)

During the argument one of the roommates, 43-year-old Marc Siegel, shot the other roommate, a 43-year-old male, who was declared deceased at the scene.

On Wednesday, May 20, 2020, this case was presented the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office. Marc Alexander Siegel was charged with one count of murder -Penal Code 187(a) – along with a firearm enhancement –Penal Code 12022.53(d)-. Siegel is being held at the County Jail in Martinez with bail set at $2,000,000.

Antioch Police Department’s Crime Scene Investigators and Detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit responded to the scene and took over the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Antioch Police Department non-emergency line at (925) 778-2441, or Detective Smith at (925) 779-6876. You may also text-a-tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the key word ANTIOCH.

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Car impounded for 30 days after driver caught spinning in Antioch street Saturday evening

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Posted by Antioch Police Department on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

By Antioch Police Department

Did you see this video? We did, and we weren’t amused! (And we have a pretty good sense of humor!)

Last Saturday evening, this driver of this red Cadi thought the busy intersection of Lone Tree Way and Empire Avenue would be a good place to spin donuts for all to see. We launched an investigation and found the car on Monday morning. The Cadi was brought to car jail for 30 days while the owner reconsiders this behavior.

What can you do if you see reckless driving? Your safety is first – never put yourself in danger and give us a call at (925) 778-2441, or 9-1-1 if you think it’s an emergency. The dispatcher will ask you for a license plate and vehicle description, but don’t worry if you can’t get it. Video evidence helps us track these people down, but again, we don’t want you to compromise your safety doing so.

Car used in donut spinning Saturday evening found by police, impounded and towed away for 30 days on Monday May 18, 2020. Photo by APD.

Here’s the law folks:

California Vehicle Code § 23109.2

(a) (1) Whenever a peace officer determines that a person was engaged in any of the activities set forth in paragraph (2), the peace officer may immediately arrest and take into custody that person and may cause the removal and seizure of the motor vehicle used in that offense in accordance with Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 22650). A motor vehicle so seized may be impounded for not more than 30 days.

(2) (A) A motor vehicle speed contest, as described in subdivision (a) of Section 23109.

(B) Reckless driving on a highway, as described in subdivision (a) of Section 23103.

(C) Reckless driving in an offstreet parking facility, as described in subdivision (b) of Section 23103.

(D) Exhibition of speed on a highway, as described in subdivision (c) of Section 23109.

#AntiochPD   #AntiochStrong   #ZeroTolerance

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