By Sergeant Mortimer, Antioch Police Investigations Bureau
On Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at approximately 4:40 PM, Antioch Police Department patrol officers responded to a residence in the 3000 block of G Street on a report of a residential fire. Patrol officers and Contra Costa Fire arrived and located a fire inside the garage of the home. Contra Costa Fire Department was able to extinguish the fire and in the process of securing the home, located a large scale marijuana cultivation inside. Investigators arrived on scene and ultimately served a search warrant seizing approximately 635 marijuana plants from the home.
Investigators developed information leading to Shubaio Deng, a 45-year old Antioch resident, as a suspect in the cultivation. Deng was later contacted and arrested without incident for the marijuana cultivation and arson. The case is still being investigated by the Antioch Police Department’s Special Operations Unit.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Koch with the Antioch Police Department at (925) 779-6895. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.