Antioch Police highlights as published in City Manager Steve Duran’s Weekly Report dated May 27, 2016 and provided by Chief of Police Allan Cantando.
Calls for Service and Arrest Data Summary:
Time Period: 05/19/2016 00:00:00 – 05/25/16 23:59:59
Number of Calls for Service: 1,755
Number of Case Reports: 320
Number of Arrests: 79
Arrests with DUI charge: 2
The data is based upon unaudited CAD/RMS data at time of report generation.
•On 5/26/16 at 5:09 am, an officer was patrolling the rear west alley of Lemontree Way when he spotted a subject sleeping in a truck that he had information was stolen. A stop was made and it was in fact the stolen truck. The driver was passed out in the driver’s seat. 18 year old Billy Clark was taken into custody without incident. A loaded rifle was found behind the driver seat. Clark originally gave a false name, but was identified through fingerprints and found to have a Robbery and Burglary warrant out of Florida. Clark was booked into county jail for the auto theft and weapon charges as well as the out of state warrant.
•On 5/26/16 at 2:05 am, CCC Fire responded to a fire in the 1400 block of St. Francis Dr. The resident’s garbage can was set on fire and a red gas can was left behind. The garbage can was destroyed, but no residences were damaged. CCC Arson Investigator responded and took over the investigation. It was learned that there is an ongoing neighborhood feud between several neighbors. A subject was seen on CCTV setting the fire but the video was not good enough to identify the responsible.
•On 5/25/16 at 3:00 pm, officers were called to a residence in the 2200 block of Lopez Dr. for a report of finding additional bullet casings from a shooting that occurred the night before. Both .45 and .40 caliber casings were located nearby. The only damage noted were bullet holes to a wooden fence at 2225 Lopez Dr. There were no additional witnesses and no reports of injuries.
•On 5/25/15 at 12:25 am, 27 year old John Appling was contacted during a suspicious vehicle stop at Gary Ave. and Cavallo Rd. A name check revealed he had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for his arrest for narcotics and vehicle code violations. He was arrested without incident and booked into county jail.
•On 5/24/16 at 10:57 pm, 26 year old Ramon Rocha was contacted during a suspicious vehicle check in the parking lot of the Executive Inn located at 515 E. 18th St. A name check revealed he had an out of county felony warrant for narcotics sales. He was arrested without incident and transported to county jail.
•On 5/24/16 at 9:46 pm, A male adult in his mid 20′s wearing a grey hoodie and dark pants entered the business located at 2843 Lone Tree Way armed with a black handgun. He pointed the pistol at the clerk and demanded money from the register. The male suspect lunged over the counter and punched the clerk on the side of his head causing him to become dazed. The male suspect opened the cash register and took cash. The male suspect fled on foot west on Worrell Rd. The clerk was treated at the scene by ambulance for complaint of pain and the area check for the male suspect was unsuccessful.
•On 5/23/16/at 2:39 a.m., officers conducted a pedestrian stop on a subject at Nash Ave. and Marie Ave. while working a proactive detail. The male subject, 33 year old William Hollibaugh was found to have an out of county warrant. He was arrested and booked into county jail.
•On 5/23/16 at 3:36 am, officers were dispatched to the 2400 block of Pecan St. for a house fire with the resident trapped on the roof having difficulty breathing. An APD officer quickly arrived and located the resident sitting on the roof above the garage with the fire quickly spreading throughout the house, leaving her trapped on the roof. Two of residents were already out of the house and standing on the sidewalk. The officer maneuvered some garbage cans and guided the trapped resident off the roof to safety while standing on a car in the driveway. Occupants of a neighboring residence needed to be evacuated due to the close proximity of the homes. Numerous CCC FIRE engines responded and contained the fire to the one residence which was a complete loss. It was determined the fire originated from a grease fire caused by the resident cooking in the kitchen. No one was injured and the resident declined Red Cross assistance. The evacuated neighbors were contacted and allowed to return home.
•On 5/22/16 at 8:35 pm, an officer conducted a vehicle stop in the area of E. 18th St. and Marie Ave. 45 year old Conrad Abenoja was the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle. Abenoja consented to a search and the officer located methamphetamine and a glass pipe on Abenoja. Abenoja was issued a citation and released from the scene.
•On 5/22/16 at 6:32 pm, an officer was patrolling in the area of Horizon Ln. and Mahogany Way when the license plate reading patrol vehicle alerted him to an occupied stolen vehicle. The vehicle pulled into Horizon Ln and as the officer turned on his emergency lighting, the driver fled from the vehicle on foot. The officer detained two females who were passengers in the vehicle. The male driver was not located. The vehicle turned out to be an unreturned rental vehicle out of Alameda County. One of the passengers 30 year old Ashley Jones had a warrant from Alameda County for misdemeanor offenses. During a search of the vehicle, officers located a loaded revolver and several stolen ID cards, as well as Social Security numbers, names and bank account information for other possible victims. Jones and 23 year old Malia Hoopai were booked at county jail.
•On 5/22/16 at 3:40 a.m., officers were dispatched to Lone Tree Way and Deer Valley Rd. on a report of a hit and run collision. Callers advised a BMW crashed into a light pole knocking it down. While enroute, officers were advised the responsible vehicle parked nearby at Burger King and 4 males exited the vehicle and fled the scene. Upon arrival, officers located a light pole knocked down blocking the south bound lanes of Deer Valley Rd. south of Lone Tree Way. An area check was conducted for the persons who fled the BMW but they were not located. The registered owner had an Antioch address and Officers responded getting no answer at the door. PG&E responded for exposed wires and the City’s Corp Yard responded for the downed pole. Officers are still conducting follow up.
•On 5/21/16 at 10:23 pm, officers responded to the 200 block of W. Madill St. to conduct a probation search and serve an arrest warrant for 36 year old Carlos Montez. While conducting a knock and announcement, Montez opened the front door and was arrested without incident. A probation search was conducted and a half ounce of methamphetamine was located along with packaging, scales, cell phone, and cash. Montez admitted to selling the methamphetamine during his interview. Montez was transported to county jail on felony drug charges.
•On 5/21/16 at 11:33 am, 42 year old Christina Palminos was caught by Costco loss prevention stealing several items from the store. Palminos did not have identification so officers were dispatched to make contact. During the investigation, it was learned that Palminos had 13 prior convictions for theft. She was arrested and sent to county jail.
•On 5/21/16 at 7:34 am, 42 year old Eric Perez was riding a motorcycle at a high rate of speed westbound on Delta Fair Blvd. Perez struck a vehicle that was pulling out of the apartment complex at 2201 San Jose Dr. Officers located 303 grams of methamphetamine on Perez when they arrived on scene. He was admitted into the hospital with an unknown discharge date. Detectives were contacted who decided to release Perez pending further investigation until such time as a discharge date has been determined.
•On 5/21/16 at 7:12 am, a major fire started at the apartments located at 3126 Lone Tree Way. Officers arrived on scene and assisted with evacuating the apartment complex and traffic control. A CCC Fire Inspector arrived on scene and took over the investigation. The front half of the apartment complex was destroyed and the gas lines in the back of the complex caught fire and exploded prior to the gas being shut off. 27 adults, 7 children and 13 animals were displaced due to the fire. We worked with Red Cross and arranged to have the water park used as a temporary shelter.
•On 5/20/16 at 10:23 pm, a resident called to report his neighbor, 44 year old Luis Flores, had just hit his car parked in front of his house. Flores then left and parked in his own driveway down the street. The damage was minimal, but when Flores was contacted, he was found to be extremely intoxicated. He stated he had just arrived home, but had no recollection of hitting anything. Flores was arrested and booked into county jail after consenting to a blood draw.
•On 5/20/16 at 5:21 pm, officers were dispatched to the area of AMTRAK for a report of a train vs. pedestrian. Officers contacted the engineer who advised a male had just crossed in front of the train. He was unsure if the train struck the person or not. He saw a metal object hit the front skirt of the train and suspected the train hit the person’s bicycle. Officers identified the person who crossed the tracks; however, he fled the area prior to police arrival. APD, CCC Fire, BNSF employees and the CCCSO helicopter checked the area for any victims, which met with negative results. BNSF police responded to the scene. No evidence of an accident was located. A report was taken for informational purposes only.
•On 5/20/16 at 10:04 am, dispatch received two calls from the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office reporting that there were shots fired outside of the Social Services Building at 4545 Delta
Fair Blvd. A victim called dispatch a short time later and reported he was the intended target of the shooting and that his vehicle had been struck by at least one bullet. The victim is a known Norteno gang member who went to his probation appointment at 4549 Delta Fair Blvd. After his appointment, he pulled out of the parking lot onto eastbound Delta Fair Blvd. A male in his 20′s approached the victim’s vehicle and fired four rounds. The suspect fled eastbound on Delta Fair Blvd. and discarded his .22 caliber revolver into a sewer drain. The victim believed he was targeted because of his gang status. The .22 caliber revolver was recovered and was found to have four empty shell casings and five live rounds. The suspect was not located.
•On 5/19/16 at 10:17 pm, officers attempted to catch up to a dark colored Toyota or Honda in the area of West 6th St. and J St. The vehicle fled and could not be located before a stop could be attempted. During an area check, 36 year old Patrick Brown was seen parking a similar vehicle near the listed address and fleeing into the complex when he saw officers approaching. He was located inside an apartment with several other subjects. The car was found to be recently reported stolen. All subjects in the apartment were on either parole or probation. Brown was taken into custody without incident and found to have warrants and a set of shaved keys. 38 year old Francisco Gonzalez was contacted inside and found to have warrants for his arrest as well. Both were taken into custody without incident, the vehicle was returned to the owner, and the apartment was cleared out being no one actually lived there. Both subjects were booked into county jail.
•On 5/19/16 at 8:31 pm, and APD detective obtained a Ramey Warrant for 21 year old Michael Moore’s arrest regarding a residential burglary. Having spotted him recently in the area of West 9th St. and J St., officers checked the area for him. He was located in front of the listed address and arrested without incident. He was transported to APD and interviewed by the detective. Moore gave a full confession to the burglary. He was later booked into county jail.
•On 5/19/16 at 3:21 pm, County Hazmat was called to the Kaiser clinic at 3400 Delta Fair Blvd. for a report of a suspicious envelope which had an unknown white powder inside. A Kaiser employee opened the letter along with several others as part of her duties. When she did the white powder spilled out of the envelope and she informed her supervisor. The envelope itself had various scribbling and gibberish on all sides. Hazmat determined the powder not to be dangerous but was not able to tell the exact compound until it was tested further. They provided
officers with photos of the envelope for further investigation. The return address was an address out of Pittsburg. There were no specific names associated with the envelope or direct threats. The case is still under investigation. There were no reports of injuries as a result and at this point appears to be a hoax.
•On 5/19/16 at 8:53 am, a citizen walking the trail by the canal in the area of James Donlon Blvd. and Blythe Dr. called in a body floating in the water. We responded and confirmed the report. CCC Fire, CCC Water District, and East Bay Regional Parks PD responded to assist. The area was shut down and cordoned off while the body removed from the canal. The victim was identified by the Coroner’s Office as a recently reported missing adult.