Transient man arrested for Antioch burglary, Monday, when woman and her children were home

By Acting Lieutenant Tom Fuhrmann, Antioch Police Investigations

On Monday, May 11, 2015 at 7:44 PM, Antioch Police Officers responded to the 4900 block of Ridgeview Drive on the report of a burglary in progress. The homeowner advised she was in the home holding her baby when she saw an intruder enter her home through an unlocked door.

She fled out of the front of the house with her baby. Upon fleeing she had left her four-year-old daughter behind in the house. Officers arrived, conducted an interior check of the residence and located the four-year-old at the top of the stairs. The child was directed to go outside to her mother as officers continued to check inside. The four-year-old daughter told her mother, who then alerted the officers that the intruder was hiding in the little girl’s bedroom closet. Upon checking the little girls bedroom, they located 21-year-old Antioch transient male, Demaria Lopez hiding in the closet.

Lopez would not comply with commands. A brief struggle ensued and Lopez was taken into custody without further incident. Lopez was transported and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on charges of burglary and resisting arrest. There were no injuries to any involved.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Det. McManus with the Antioch Police Department at (925)779-6940. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

2 Comments to “Transient man arrested for Antioch burglary, Monday, when woman and her children were home”

  1. Eric A says:

    Our Police Department works fine, when the community works with it. A four year old gets the idea, why can’t more adults?

    That four year old wasn’t crying about the lack of 16 officers. She took a proactive role in her community.

  2. […] as the child had said. Following a short struggle, 21-year-old Demaria Lopez was arrested, the Antioch Herald reports. He faces charges of attempted burglary and resisting […]

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