Antioch Police Department calls for service highlights, Oct. 21-28, 2015

From Antioch City Manager Steve Duran’s Weekly Report, dated 10/30/15, as provided by Police Chief Allan Cantando:

– On 10/28/2015 at 10:51 am, officers were dispatched to Super Wine and Liquor at 2958 Delta Fair Blvd. regarding a suspicious circumstance. While investigating this call, officers made contact with 35 year old Joseph Ford. A records check revealed Ford had an outstanding arrest warrant for resisting arrest and assault likely to cause great bodily injury. Ford was placed under arrest and later booked at the county jail.

– On 10/28/2015 at 7:09 pm, officers responded to the JC Penney at 4951 Slatten Ranch Rd. regarding theft suspects being detained by store security. Officers arrived and upon conducting an investigation determined that 33 year old Lawrence Wiley and 34 year old Dawanna Hall entered JC Penney and both selected and concealed merchandise on their persons. Wiley exited the store and waited outside for Hall. Hall went to the registers and attempted to pay for some merchandise, excluding that concealed on her person, with a fraudulent $100 bill. When staff tried to detain Hall for the fraudulent bill and concealed merchandise, Wiley came back inside to assist her. Ultimately, they were both detained by security without incident. Officers arrested Hall and she was released from the scene with a promise to appear. A records check revealed Wiley had a no-bail arrest warrant for theft and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked at the county jail.

– On 10/28/2015 at 6:00 pm, officers were dispatched to 2200 Spanos St. for a disturbance. Charles Johnson, 25 years old, was contacted at the apartment and it was determined via a records check that he had an outstanding no bail arrest warrant for assault with a firearm. He was arrested and later booked at the county jail.

– On 10/28/2015 at 4:39 am, officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of “D” St. regarding a subject walking through the neighborhood hitting parked cars. When officers arrived, they found a 37 year old neighborhood resident physically detaining a 25 year old male for attempting to break into his car. The 25 year old male sustained some minor injuries during the detention. He told officers he was trying to break into the car to save the people inside. This did not make any sense since there was no one in the car. The 25 year old male was released pending further investigation and sent to county hospital on a W&I 5150 hold.

– On 10/28/2015 at 4:18 pm, officers contacted 44 year old Stacy Barnes parked in a vehicle at 207 E. 18th St. She was found to have an outstanding arrest warrant for identity theft. She was issued a new court date on a promise to appear and released from the scene.

– On 10/28/2015 at 4:17 am, officers were dispatched to AT&T at 2701 Vern Roberts Circle as the security company monitoring the premises could see a male in the secured yard. Officers located 36 year old Robert Lowther and placed him under arrest without incident for trespassing and an outstanding warrant for possession of a controlled substance. Lowther was later released on a promise to appear.

– On 10/27/2015 at 11:33 pm, officers responded to the 4500 block of Hidden Glen Drive regarding a vehicle collision. When they arrived it was determined a vehicle had struck two parked vehicles. The investigation determined 29 year old Jesus Garcia was the driver of the responsible vehicle and was under the influence of alcohol. Garcia was arrested without incident for DUI and booked at the county jail.

– On 10/27/2015 at 11:08 pm, officers responded to Gas City at 4198 Lone Tree Way regarding the report of a drug deal occurring between occupants of two vehicles. When officers arrived, they contacted 23 year old Patric West. Officers observed marijuana and a scale on the floor board of his vehicle. West was detained and a search of the vehicle ultimately yielded approximately 200 grams of marijuana, 70 grams of Ecstasy, Xanax, Adderall, scales, baggies, and US currency. West was taken into custody without incident. It was determined West was out on bail for a prior drug sales case. West was booked at the county jail for possession for sale of controlled substances and committing a felony while out on bail.

– On 10/27/2015 at 10:03 pm, an officer made a traffic stop at Auto Center Dr. and Mahogany Way on a vehicle. The officer contacted the driver, 49 year old John Moore. A records check determined Moore had an outstanding felony arrest warrant charging auto theft. He was also determined to be on probation. Moore was arrested for the warrant and his person and vehicle were searched. The search of his vehicle yielded .4 grams of heroin and 1.5 grams of methamphetamine. Moore was booked at the county jail and the vehicle was towed and stored.

Please see below for a shooting on this date, which was not included in the City Manager’s Weekly Report.

– On 10/27/15 at 2:00 am, officers conducted a license plate check on a vehicle traveling on William Reed Way. Dispatch advised the vehicle was reported stolen out of Pittsburg PD. Officers followed the vehicle to the area of Texas St. and Gem Ln. where the vehicle pulled to the side of the road prior to the officers activating their emergency equipment. Officers arrested 33 year old Brandy Parker and 36 year old Jonathan Standifer without incident. A computer check revealed Parker also had an outstanding warrant for her arrest. Parker was booked into County Jail and Standifer (the passenger) was released.

– On 10/26 at 7:15 pm, an officer located a vehicle abandoned on the roadway at E 18th Street near Hargrove. The vehicle was stolen out of Pittsburg. While waiting for the victim to respond the officer contacted 32 year old Jon Ayala who was standing nearby watching. Ayala was interviewed and admitted to driving the vehicle and that he had run out of gas, leaving the car on the roadway. Ayala said he knew the vehicle was stolen but he was not the person who stole it. He was taken into custody and sent to County Jail.

– On 10/26/15 at 7:30 pm, a resident on Harding Way returned home to find 35 year old Jamal Bolanos inside his vehicle attempting to steal it. The resident confronted Bolanos and attempted to detain him until police arrived. Bolanos fled the area and the victim followed providing location updates to dispatch. Bolanos was detained by officers and eventually arrested for attempted car theft. He was booked at the county jail.

– On 10/26/15 at 4:30 pm, a 28 year old male brokered a deal on Craigslist and met the “sellers” in the mall parking lot on Somersville Road to buy a PS4 console. The suspects arrived in a grey Dodge Intrepid and an adult male exited to contact the victim. The male held the victim and gunpoint, demanding his money, taking $400.00. The suspect got back into the car with another male and fled the area. The victim was not able to get a license plate number. A BOLO was completed with the information we had, and the investigation is ongoing. No injuries were incurred by the victim.

– On 10/26/15 at 4:00 am, officers responded to Mark Twain Drive for the report of a solo vehicle collision. While enroute, dispatch advised the vehicle was reported as a carjacked vehicle out of Pittsburg PD. A caller provided a brief description of one of the subjects seen leaving the vehicle. An officer and his K-9 partner conducted a track from the vehicle, which led to 18 year old Rex Ronquillo who was located two blocks away and matched the description provided. Ronquillo had minor injuries due to the crash and was taken into custody without incident. Pittsburg PD advised that Ronquillo was already wanted by their agency for unrelated charges. Ronquillo was taken to a local hospital for medical clearance and later booked into County Jail.

– On 10/26/15 at 2:15 am, an officer was travelling on Lone Tree Way approaching the entrance to the water park when he noticed a Ford Mustang spinning uncontrollably in the middle of the intersection. The officer conducted a traffic stop and contacted the driver and passenger of the vehicle. The passenger, 36 year old Roland Salvador, had a no cite warrant for his arrest. The driver, 29 year old Brian Morales, did not have a license and was cite-released from the scene. The vehicle was towed and impounded for 30 days. Salvador was booked into County Jail.

– On 10/25/15 at 11:40 pm the victim and her mother went to recover a stolen bike from a house on W. 4th Street. As they were trying to leave with the bike, 54 year old Jerry Bennett charged at them with a hammer and swung at the victim striking her in the face. The victim’s mother has a restraining order against Bennett. They fled the area for their safety and Bennett also fled the scene. The victim had complaint of pain but refused treatment at the scene and had no visible injury.

– On 10/25/15 at 11:15 am, 23 year old August Hook was contacted in a car on August Way and found to have a warrant for auto theft issued out of Alameda Co. He was transported to the County Jail.

– On 10/25/15 at 2:20 am, officers responded to the report of a red car abandoned in the middle of the street on Dimaggio Way. On arrival, a red Mazda was located in the street with 25 year old Christopher Murrell in the driver’s seat very intoxicated. Murrell was arrested for DUI and sent to County Jail.

– On 10/25/15 at 12:45 am, officers responded to a 911 call of an injury accident at Lone Tree Way and Slatten Ranch Road. On the officers’ arrival, a Dodge Ram truck was located stopped with the front driver’s wheel resting against the raised curb line of the Slatten Ranch Road center median. There was no collision. A Hispanic male was contacted in the driver’s seat asleep behind the wheel and identified as 62 year old George Florez. Florez was awakened and began clapping and mumbling incoherently. He was arrested for DUI and sent to County Jail.

– On 10/24/15 at 8:15 pm, officers were dispatched to a suspicious circumstance on Kepner Court where a male was knocking on various doors asking for help and saying he was being chased. They contacted 30 year old Stanley Combs and discovered he had an outstanding Antioch bench warrant. It was determined he was not being chased. He was taken into custody without incident and sent to County Jail.

– On 10/24/15 at 6: 30 pm, a 61 year old victim was working as a clerk at the Valero gas station on Lone Tree Way, when a male subject entered the business and pulled out a handgun. The suspect demanded money and the victim stated there was none. The suspect then pistol whipped the victim causing a small laceration to his head. The victim became enraged and grabbed a metal pipe and chased the subject out of the store. There was no theft and an extensive search was conducted with negative results.

– On 10/24/15 at 1:00 pm, 22 year old Ryan Pack was contacted during an extra patrol of the Big Lots shopping center on Somersville Road. Pack was found to have three warrants for his arrest. Pack was arrested without incident and was sent to County Jail.

– On 10/23/15 at 1:00 pm, an officer was patrolling the area of Buchanan Rd and Mission Dr. He saw a vehicle engaged in a “side show”. An enforcement stop was conducted and 24 year old Anthony Munoz was contacted in his 2015 Ford Mustang. Munoz was arrested and cited at the scene and his red convertible was towed and impounded.

– On 10/23/15, a 49 year old female left her car parked in front of her residence on Cavallo Road with a hide-a-key under her front bumper. At some point today an unknown subject found the hide-a-key and stole the car. The suspect crashed into 3 parked cars a short distance away around 8 pm. The suspect then fled from the scene on foot. An area check was conducted and there were no witnesses to the crime. The vehicle was able to be driven and returned to the victim.

– On 10/23/15 at 8:40 am, officers were dispatched to a traffic collision at Manzanita and Mahogany Way involving a Jeep and a City of Antioch fire hydrant. Officers located 34 year old Dawanna Hall and 33 year old Laurence Wiley in the area. Both were found to be occupants of the Jeep at the time of the collision. A check revealed that the Jeep was stolen. Hall and Wiley were both placed under arrest and were sent to County Jail. The corporation yard responded to the scene to repair the fire hydrant.

– On 10/22/15 at 11:15 pm, a 13 and 14 year old male both entered Safeway and went to the alcohol aisle. They both selected, and then each concealed a separate 750ml bottle of alcohol under their shirts (Vodka & Moonshine). Store employees witnesses the theft and detained both males then called the police. Both juveniles were cited at the scene and released to relatives. The alcohol was returned.

– On 10/22/15 at 6pm, two adult males were driving southbound on Hillcrest Ave. approaching Davison Dr. While waiting for the light to change a vehicle pulled alongside of them and the driver yelled “CAL Gang” and fired numerous rounds at their car. Four bullets struck a 24 year old male who fled the scene and went to a local hospital. The victim stated he had no idea why they were shot at, however, both subjects were wearing blue and the victim had numerous gang type tattoos.

– On 10/22/15, officers conducted a proactive detail focusing on traffic and panhandler enforcement. 81 citations were issued, 1 vehicle was towed, and 4 arrests were made.

– On 10/22/15 at 3:10 pm, officers attempted to contact an occupied vehicle in the Lemontree alleyway. Upon approach, the vehicle took off and fled towards Sycamore Dr. Officers gave chase and followed the vehicle to 2117 Manzanita Way where the unknown driver abandoned the vehicle and fled to the rear of the residence. Officers did not give chase and stayed with the vehicle. Officers located a large amount of marijuana and hash oil packaged for sale inside the vehicle. The vehicle was towed and impounded. There were no injuries to citizen’s or officers.

– On 10/22/15 at 11:00 am, officers responded to the 2300 block of Sycamore Drive on the report of a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers contacted 26 year old Emmanuel Easter. A computer check revealed Easter is on parole for narcotics out of Alameda County and had a no bail warrant for his arrest. Easter was arrested without incident and booked into County Jail.

– On 10/21/15 at 10:20 pm, a man on Ashburton Drive called 911 to report a female banging on his front door demanding to be let in. Officers arrived and contacted 20 year old Taylor Serrano at the front door intoxicated. The caller did not know Serrano and he had no idea how she ended up at his home. Serrano was arrested for drunk in public and she was transported to County Jail.

Editor’s addition: – According to a report by the Contra Costa Times, “On Oct. 27 around 7:40 p.m., police received a report that a man was lying in a driveway claiming to have been shot. When officers responded, they found a 46-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound in his hip, police said. The man was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening wounds and is expected to make a full recovery. When police questioned him about the incident, he told them a bizarre story, police said. The man said he was shot while walking down the driveway of an apartment complex on the 1800 block of Cavallo Road. He said he was ‘searching for a tire for his friend,’ according to police, without further explanation. He said he did not see who shot him, or even what direction the bullet came from, and that he had no idea who might wish him harm, police said. Police have no suspects in the case.”

Service Call and Arrest Data: Time Period: 10/22/15 00:00:00 – 10/28/15 23:59:59
Number of Calls for Service: 1,740
Number of Case Reports: 262
Number of Arrests: 74
Felony: 30
Misdemeanor: 44
Arrests with DUI charge: 3
The data is based upon unaudited CAD/RMS data at time of report generation.

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