Antioch Police Department calls for service highlights, Sept. 24 – Oct. 1, 2015

From Antioch City Manager Steve Duran’s Weekly Report, dated 10/2/15, as provided by Police Chief Allan Cantando:

– Due to the recent large scale fire, a Mutual Aid request was made by Lake County for assistance with police services. Several Antioch Police Officers were sent to assist on various shifts during the week. Their efforts were focused on providing high profile patrols in an effort to deter looting and provide security to residents who were being allowed to return to their homes.

– On 10/1/2015 at 4:57 a.m., officers responded to a report from a 911 caller of hearing sounds as if someone was attempting to cut metal on the property at 725 Fulton Shipyard Rd. Officers approached on foot and found 46 year old Mitchell Lockwood was on the property. Lockwood had blue paint all over his legs and when questioned, he claimed he was on his way fishing. A check of the property and the surrounding area resulted in officers locating pipe with a blue coating that Lockwood had stolen and tossed over a perimeter fence. He was arrested and later released on a promise to appear for the charges of trespassing and theft.

– On 9/30/2015 at 10:43 p.m., officers responded to Starbucks at 1896 “A” St. regarding a 911 caller reporting a male down on the sidewalk with his body partially in the street. Officers arrived and located 38 year old Ricky Earl. It was determined he was intoxicated. A records check revealed he was a registered sex offender out of the State of Nevada. Officers were able to establish Earl had been in California since 9/10/2015 and had not registered in this state. He was arrested for failing to register as a sex offender and being drunk in public. He was booked at the county jail.

– On 9/30/2015 at 1:20 p.m., 38 year old Taekwondo Maxwell arrived at the police department to update his sex offender registration. A routine records check revealed he had an outstanding arrest warrant with a $65,000 bail on the charge of burglary. He was taken into custody without incident and later booked at the county jail.

– On 9/30/2015 at 10:56 a.m., officers responded to several reports of a submerged vehicle at the marina boat ramp at 10 Marina Pl. The vehicle was completely submerged. Witnesses advised there was no one in the passenger compartment. A tow service responded and recovered the vehicle from the water. It was confirmed to be unoccupied. Registration checks indicated it was registered in Utah. Officers followed up with Utah authorities in an effort to determine if the vehicle was stolen or involved in other crimes. At approximately 6:20 p.m., a subject arrived at the police department and identified himself as the driver of the submerged vehicle. He explained to officers he was unfamiliar with the area and accidentally drove the vehicle down the ramp and into the river. He panicked and fled from the area.

– On 9/30/2015 at 5:14 a.m., officers responded to a suspicious circumstance at the Sinclair Fuel Mart at 3720 Lone Tree Way. When they arrived they contacted 29 year old Jeffrey Harrison. A records check revealed Harrison had warrants for robbery and petty theft. He was arrested without incident and later booked at the county jail.

– On 9/29/2015 at 12:37 p.m., officers responded to the Valero Gas station at 2310 “A” St. after employees reported a suspicious person yelling at people and jumping up and down on the roof of the neighboring store. Officers found Jarred McCoy, 35 years old, jumping up and down on the roof while making animal sounds. McCoy was convinced to climb down and he was determined to be under the influence of a controlled substance. He was arrested and booked at the county jail.

– On 9/30/2015 at 12:35 a.m., an officer saw a vehicle backed into a parking stall in the parking lot of Jack in the Box at 2505 “A” St. There was a male and a female in and about the vehicle. A check of the license plate revealed that the vehicle was reported stolen. The officer made contact with the subjects, 23 year old Jessica Mercado and her brother, 24 year old Arron Mercado. Both were arrested without incident. Jessica was also in possession of methamphetamine. Arron was later released pending further investigation. Jessica was booked at the county jail.

– On 9/29/2015 at 11:34 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Hillcrest Avenue and E. 18th St. on a report of a vehicle swerving on the road. An officer saw the vehicle and performed an enforcement stop. The driver, 56 year old Lindell Abercrombie, was determined to be under the influence of alcohol. Abercrombie blew into a PAS device which indicated a blood alcohol content of .126%. Abercrombie was arrested without incident and booked at the county jail.

– On 9/29/2015 at 7:58 a.m., officers were dispatched to Hillside Rd. and Roosevelt Ln. regarding a request for a welfare check of a man on the ground that appeared to be having difficulty standing up. The man was next to a running vehicle. Officers arrived and found 35 year old John Oliphant attempting to drive away from the area in his car. He was clearly under the influence of a controlled substance and is on felony probation for narcotics sales. He was contacted and found to be in possession of heroin in a syringe. Oliphant was arrested and booked at the county jail.

– On 9/27/2015 at 4:29 a.m., an officer stopped an older Honda with dealer plates at W. Madill and “G” Street. The officer observed the driver, 39 year old Areill Hernandez, remove a house key from the ignition. A records check revealed that on 9/17/2015 the Honda was reported stolen in Antioch. Hernandez and two occupants were arrested without incident. Hernandez and one of the passengers, 39 year old Benjamin Jimenez, were booked at the county jail on auto theft charges. The remaining passenger, a 33 year old male, was released pending further investigation.

– On 9/26/2015 at 6:02 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a pickup displaying Arizona license plates. He had observed the vehicle run the stop sign at W. 2nd Street and “I” Street. The vehicle yielded and the officer made contact with the driver, 47 year old Shawna Hudson-Strock. A records check revealed that the pickup was reported stolen. Later when interviewed, Hudson-Strock claimed she borrowed the vehicle and was unaware it was reported stolen. All of the vehicle decals had been removed. Hudson-Strock had prior convictions for auto theft. She was booked at the county jail.

– On 9/26/2015 at 8:06 a.m., an Antioch Animal Control Officer observed 24 year old Nathan Freeman in the 800 block of W. 2nd St. harassing wild turkeys. The officer asked him to stop and Freeman told her that he would “blast” her and reached near his waistband as if he had a firearm. Police officers responded and attempted to detain Freeman. He was uncooperative and refused to comply with officers orders. Freeman was forced to the ground and placed under arrest. Freeman was also found to be on probation. Freeman was booked at the county jail for making threats against an animal control officer and violation of probation.

– On 9/25/2015 at 11:52 p.m., officers responded to a call of a man with a gun in the 200 block of Wilbur Ave. A male was seen placing a gun on the hood of the SUV and was in the company of another person. When officers arrived, they saw the SUV leaving the apartment complex. Officers attempted to stop the SUV but the driver, later identified as 28 year old Andrew Yeager, failed to yield. Officers pursued the SUV until it collided with a vehicle at the intersection of SR HWY 4 and “A” Street. Yeager fled from the vehicle while a passenger, 40 year old Kavita Johnopolous, remained inside. Yeager was apprehended a short distance away and found to have numerous outstanding arrest warrants issued in Alameda County for burglary and weapons violations. An extensive search was conducted but no gun was located in the car. The driver of the vehicle struck by the SUV was transported to the hospital and later treated and released for minor injuries. Johnopolous was found to be in possession of a firearm, which was a .22 cal. pistol. He was also transported to the hospital for treatment. Yeager was booked at the county jail on his warrants, violation of probation and failing to yield for a police vehicle.

– On 9/25/2015 at 11:07 p.m., officers responded to 1214 Sycamore Dr. regarding several calls of a vehicle striking the building. When officers arrived, they located a vehicle that had struck a PG&E box but did not actually strike the building. The vehicle was unoccupied and the collision caused a power outage in the area. Due to an exposed transformer, the area was cordoned off. Within a few minutes the transformer exploded. PG&E responded and police impounded the vehicle. The hit and run investigation identified a suspect who is still outstanding.

– On 9/25/2015 at 11:00 p.m., 43 year old Monica Esquivel was contacted at the Valero Gas Station at 2310 “A” St. A records check revealed she had an outstanding arrest warrant with a bail of $80,000 for failing to appear on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. She was booked at the county jail.

– On 9/25/2015 at 3:04 p.m., officers contacted 31 year old Floyd Andrews during a traffic stop as he left a house on Bryan Ave. Andrews had an outstanding arrest warrant for a robbery he committed in Antioch in 2013. Andrews was arrested without incident and later booked at the county jail.

– On 9/25/2015 at 1:02 p.m., officers responded to Deer Valley High School at 4700 Lone Tree Way to investigate the report of a student in possession of a high capacity pistol magazine. The investigation determined a 15 year old student brought the unloaded Glock pistol magazine to school. No firearm was located during the investigation. The student was issued a citation and released to his parents.

– On 9/25/2015 at 3:46 a.m., officers responded to a solo vehicle accident at Deer Valley Road and Asilomar Drive. The investigation revealed 19 year old Jonathan Sokoya was driving southbound on Deer Valley Road when he lost control of his vehicle and collided with a tree in the center median. The tree was knocked down and public works personnel had to respond. Sokoya’s car sustained major damage, but he was uninjured. He was determined to be driving under the influence of alcohol. Sokoya was arrested for DUI. He was later issued a promise to appear and released.

– On 9/24/2015 at 6:13 p.m., an officer observed 49 year old Timothy Jones behind the Chevron gas station at 3201 Delta Fair Blvd. The officer could see him holding a spoon and placing a brown object onto it. When Jones saw the officer, he threw the substance in a nearby planter box. Jones was detained and the substance was recovered and determined to be heroin. Jones was also exhibiting symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and booked at the county jail for possession of heroin and being drunk in public.

– On 9/24/2015 at 3:13 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Valero Gas Station at “A” Street and Rossi Ave. on the report of a male passed out in a vehicle. Upon their arrival, officers located 33 year old Paul Brennan still sitting in a car. He was in fact asleep and found to have an outstanding arrest warrant for DUI. He was booked at the county jail.

– On 9/24/2015 at 8:10 a.m., a concerned citizen called dispatch to report a male searching through the garbage cans on Jarosite Ct. A suspect description was provided by the caller and when officers arrived they located 28 year old Jared Jeffrey searching in cans on the street. A warrant check was conducted and Jeffrey was found to have a $5,000.00 dollar arrest warrant for failure to comply with the terms of his probation. Jeffrey was arrested and booked at the county jail.

– During the 9/24/2015 dayshift, a special detail was conducted in order to focus on traffic related issues in the city. The team issued a total of 118 traffic citations; made 6 attempts to serve DUI arrest warrants; issued 4 loitering/panhandler citations; made 1 felony DUI arrest; investigated 1 injury collision and impounded a vehicle for 30 days due to the driver having a suspended drivers’ license.

Service Calls and Arrest Data:                                      Time Period: 09/24/2015 00:00:00 – 09/30/15 23:59:59
Number of Calls for Service: 1,639
Number of Case Reports: 288
Number of Arrests: 66
Felony: 22
Misdemeanor: 44
Infraction: 0
Arrests with DUI charge: 3
The data is based upon unaudited CAD/RMS data at time of report generation.


One Comment to “Antioch Police Department calls for service highlights, Sept. 24 – Oct. 1, 2015”

  1. Loretta Sweatt says:

    I think Antioch Police do a superior job. I am very proud and grateful for their service. I don’t know them personally, I should take the time to meet them, but I have seen them out in the field in some very dicey situation. They are exceptional and honor their uniform. We’re lucky to have them. Well Done APD!

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