Antioch Police calls for service highlights, Dec. 17-29, 2015

As published in Acting City Manager Ron Bernal’s Weekly Report dated December 31, 2015 and provided by Chief of Police Allan Cantando.

Service Call & Arrest Data Summary:

Time Period: 12/17/15 00:00:00 – 12/23/15 23:59:59

Number of Calls for Service: 1,341

Number of Case Reports: 261

Number of Arrests: 69

Felony: 34

Misdemeanor: 34

Infraction: 1

Arrests with DUI charge: 3

The data is based upon unaudited CAD/RMS data at time of report generation.

More serious crimes highlighted in bold.

  • ·On 12/29/15 at 6:44 pm 24 year old Kevin Sanchez entered the Wal-Mart and cut the security cords from several electronic display items. He then attempted to fraudulently return them for cash but was denied. Sanchez then left the store with the merchandise and was stopped by the store’s loss prevention officer. Sanchez fought with loss prevention staff attempting to retain the property and escape. They were able to detain Sanchez who intentionally poked a loss prevention officer with a tack while they were trying to detain him. Sanchez was taken into custody and sent to county jail on the charge of robbery.
  • ·12/29/15 at 10:59 am detectives tracked one of four homicide suspects to a residence on Power Ave. in Pittsburg. They set up a perimeter until a search warrant was authorized and signed by a judge. Afterwards, the Investigations Unit deployed to the location and initiated a Surround and Call-Out. The 26 year old suspect, Travis Richards, was inside with his children and surrendered peacefully. He was taken into custody and transported to the APD Jail. Good job by all.
  • ·On 12/29/15 at 11:51 am officers responded to the area of “A” St and HWY 4 to contact several transients loitering in the area. They contacted 44 year old Charles Farmer who gave the officers his cousin’s name because he was on parole and thought he had a warrant. The information was not adding up and Farmer’s identity was ultimately discovered. He was arrested and transported to county jail.
  • ·On 12/28/15 at 7:30 pm staff from the Commons located at 4751 Dallas Ranch Rd. called to report a 77 year old female resident walked away from the facility and could not be located. Staff advised she suffered from dementia and did not have warm clothing when she left. Staff advised they had searched the complex and she was nowhere to be found. We spent significant time searching for the victim who was eventually located sleeping in a vacant unit at the complex while searching each room again.
  • ·On 12/28/15 at 3:04 pm 3 people just returned to a house on W. 7TH St. when a white Ford Explorer slowly drove by and opened fire. A car in the driveway was struck by gunfire, and the house was also hit. Afterwards, the white Ford Explorer fled and the victims got into a white IROC Camaro and gave chase. No persons were struck by gunfire that we knew of. While we were investigating this shooting Pittsburg PD advised of a white car chasing another vehicle in their city shooting at it. It was suspected that this may have been related, but that has not been confirmed. Video was collected from the victim’s residence, and we were not able to locate the Camaro or the initial shooters. Several .22 caliber casings were collected.
  • ·On 12/27/15 at 10:33 pm 19 year old Emerald Fisher was driving on Fredrickson Ln. with two 19 year old passengers and a 17 year old female passenger. Fisher stated that she was driving at approximately 90 mph when she lost control of the vehicle and struck a city owned wall. One passenger sustained a laceration to her head which was bleeding profusely. The other three occupants had complaints of pain, were transported to the hospital, and released. Fisher was arrested for DUI and sent to county jail.
  • ·On 12/27/15 at 1:03 pm the 41 year old Dava Seward and the 35 year old female victim are transients and got into a heated argument on the front patio of the A St. Jack in the Box. During the argument Seward brandished a mid-sized folding knife and stabbed the victim in the ribcage. Seward tried to stab her again but the victim blocked it. The employees called the police and an officer was just down the street. The officer pulled up and contacted Seward trying to walk away from the scene. Seward discarded the knife that was used and was armed with another one. Seward discarded that knife as well and was taken into custody. The victim was contacted and had a deep puncture to the ribcage. She was transported to an area where she was admitted. The injury was listed as non-life threatening.
  • ·On 12/26/15 at 10:41 am On Christmas Day BART PD contacted 27 year old Charles Goetting at a BART station in Hayward. Goetting opened fire on two (2) officers striking one of them in the arm. The officers returned fire and wounded Goetting. The injured officer will be all right. Goetting was struck several times and transported to a local hospital where he is in stable condition. When BART PD searched the U-Haul Goetting was associated with they located a murdered body of Goetting’s 40 year old male roommate. It appeared that Anderson was not murdered in the U-Haul, and they suspected he may have been killed at his residence. Anderson and Goetting were roommates and both had ties to Antioch. Goetting was on felony probation on Jennifer Ct. and Anderson had been recently arrested by us on Alcala St. BART PD Investigators requested our assistance with this part of their investigation in locating a possible homicide scene in Antioch. The Antioch PD Investigations Unit activated our on-call detectives and deployed to assist BART PD. In a joint effort the investigators ultimately determined both locations in Antioch were no longer good, and a crime scene was not located or determined to be in Antioch at this time. APD Detectives responded very quickly and had the investigation wrapped up fast. BART PD was extremely appreciative of the support and assistance in their investigation.
  • · On 12/26/15 at 1:46 am officers responded to a 911 call of shots fired in the 1900 block of Cavallo Rd. On arrival they located a Nissan and Mercedes Benz that had been struck. Both vehicles belonged to the same 61 year old victim. Officers also located 56 year old female inside of a home with a non life threatening gunshot wound to the lower right leg. She refused medical. Officers located seven .45 cal spent casings; one .45 cal bullet in the Mercedes Benz roof. There were many people in the area but nobody saw anything. There are no suspects at this time.
  • ·On 12/25/15 at 6:48 pm a neighbor called to report 6 – 7 gunshots being fired from the rear yard of a home on South Lake Ct. While officers were on scene, 24 year old Wesley Smetzer-Van Pelt came from a side yard gate into the front yard. Officers contacted him and he was extremely intoxicated and uncooperative. He had to be taken to the ground and was detained in handcuffs. Officers entered the rear yard and located five spent shell casings from a .40 cal handgun. The rear sliding door was unlocked and a security sweep of the house was conducted to make sure no one was injured inside. During the sweep, three guns were located in plain view in Smetzer-Van Pelt’s bedroom to include a shotgun, .44 magnum revolver, and a .40 cal semi auto. Smetzer-Van Pelt was booked at county jail for two felony weapons charges and the guns were taken as evidence.
  • ·On 12/25/15 at 5:28 pm dispatch received calls of shots fired with a subject down at 901 “J” St. Arriving officers located 26 year old male victim inside the courtyard who was suffering from a gunshot wound to his ankle and to his groin area. The victim was transported to an area hospital and later determined to have a broken pelvic bone and ankle. His injuries were not life threatening but would require surgery. Four 9mm spent casings were located at the scene. The victim stated a black male from Stockton known to him as “Murk” was the one who shot him and he was in a newer model silver Jeep. The responsible was not located but the investigation is on-going.
  • ·On 12/25/15 at 5:10 pm officers were dispatched to an alarm at Goodwill, which has been burglarized several times recently. A 36 year old employee arrived on scene prior to officers and advised he could hear voices from inside the fenced yard. Officers arrived on scene and set up a perimeter. Two subjects attempted to flee from the yard but were contained inside by the perimeter units. A K-9 officer made several announcements into the yard but got no response. The K-9 subsequently searched the yard and apprehended 40 year old Bryan Thompson who was trying to hide in a storage container. The second subject was able to evade capture. Thompson was medically cleared for the dog bite to his arm and then booked at county jail for burglary and violation of probation.
  • ·On 12/25/15 at 1:23 pm 42 year old Robert Bryant was causing a disturbance in front of Quick Stop on W. Tregallas Rd. He was found to be in possession of methamphetamine. Bryant was cited from the scene.
  • ·On 12/24/15 at 8:59 42 year old victim had just closed her restaurant (DaNang) and was waiting in front for her ride home. A gold Toyota pulled up and two male suspects approached the victim and robbed her of her cell phone at gunpoint. The suspects ran back to the car where they had an awaiting driver (27 year old Lavonne Mixon) and fled. An officer heard this call being dispatched and advised that he had run the license plate of a similar suspicious vehicle in the same parking lot a short time before the robbery call. The plate officer ran was registered on “G” St. As officers were still getting information, they learned that a brother of the victim was chasing the suspect vehicle and provided a partial plate that was consistent with plate the officer previously ran. Officers searching the area located the suspect vehicle in front of Joe’s Liquor on D St. with Mixon in the driver seat. An unknown male suspect started running from the vehicle, but was not located. A “high risk” stop was conducted on the vehicle and Mixon did not follow the commands he was given. Mixon had to be taken to the ground and a brief struggle ensued as officers attempted to handcuff Mixon. The firearm used in the robbery was not recovered on Mixon or in the vehicle. As officers were finishing up at that scene, the registered owner of the vehicle called into dispatch to report his car stolen from his apartment on “G” St. Officers responded to the apartment but got no answer, although two people were seen inside. Mixon was booked at county jail for felony charges and warrants out of Stockton for weapons offenses.
  • ·On 12/24/15 at 4:23 pm 22 year old Andre Morgan entered the ABC Rendezvous bar and was already intoxicated. He attempted to order more alcohol and was refused by the bartender. Morgan was asked to leave, but refused. Several other bar patrons brought Morgan outside. Morgan stood in front of the door and refused to leave. The bartender contacted Morgan in front of the bar and again told him to leave. Morgan subsequently punched bartender in the face with a closed fist. Officers arrived and contacted Morgan, who was extremely intoxicated. He was arrested and transported to county jail for a sobering period. The bartender declined to pursue charges for the assault.
  • ·On 12/23/15 at 11:55 pm an officer was patrolling on A St. at Texas St. when he ran the plate of a Honda Civic in front of him. The Civic was a stolen vehicle out of Bay Point and it was occupied by three subjects. The Officer followed the Civic as other Officers responded to his location. Several units arrived at the above location where a high risk traffic stop was initiated and three subjects were arrested without incident. 24 year old Ross Funcannon was the driver and he was on parole. 33 year old William Hollibaugh was the front passenger and he was on felony probation. Funcannon and Hollibaugh were sent to county jail.
  • ·On 12/23/15 at 9:27 pm 24 year old James Henning drove his BMW 528i onto the median at Wilbur Ave. and Almond St. causing damage to several plants and shrubs. The vehicle became high centered and was unable to be moved. As Officers arrived on scene, Henning ran from the crash and called 911 to report the BMW stolen. The only problem was a witness saw him run from the scene, to his residence four houses away. An in-field was done and the witness identified him. When confronted with the information, Henning admitted he lied about his vehicle being stolen. He was arrested and sent to county jail.
  • ·On 12/23/15 at 11:20 pm officers were dispatched to an intoxicated driver that just left Mac’s Old House Restaurant. The reporting party was Oakley PD and identified the driver as 46 year old Michelle Hamot. Hamot was allegedly driving a black, two door Mini Cooper and was possibly enroute to her home in Oakley. While in the area, an officer observed a vehicle matching the description turn onto E. 18th from the K Mart parking lot. The officer observed the vehicle driving in and out of lanes and almost colliding with the median. Upon stopping the car, Hamot was contacted and showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol. Hamot admitted to drinking two glasses of wine at Mac’s Old House. A records check showed she is currently on court probation in Contra Costa County. Hamot was arrested and transported to county jail after consenting to a blood draw.
  • ·On 12/23/15 at 10:50 pm officers responded to Holy Rosary Church for a report of a man screaming and yelling. Upon arrival officers found 29 year old Christopher Wilson hiding within a gated stairwell. Wilson identified himself as his twin brother Brian Wilson, to confuse officers. Officers knew from previous contacts, the male was not Brian Wilson. When confronted, Christopher admitted he had lied. A records check revealed Wilson was on active felony probation. During a search, officers found a cigarette box containing methamphetamine. He was arrested and sent to county jail.
  • ·On 12/23/15 at 12:15 pm 21 year old Fabian Perez and 19 year old Jamal Santmyer were driving in the area of Mission Dr. and Rio Grande Dr. acting suspicious. They passed an officer and noticed the officer make a U-turn. When Perez noticed the officer make the U-turn he took off at a high rate of speed in his Mustang and drove into the front yard of a residence after taking a turn too fast. Fabian Perez and Santmyer remained on scene and were not injured. A pound of marijuana was located in the trunk of Perez’ vehicle along with $1,000 in cash. Perez was arrested and sent to county jail for marijuana sales.
  • ·On 12/23/15 at 2:11 pm the 9 year old victim was riding a hoverboard in front of her home on Crocker Way. An unknown male juvenile suspect approached the victim and pushed her off the hoverboard then fled the area on foot. The victim was not injured. There was limited suspect information.
  • ·On 12/22/15 at 9:16 pm 53 year old Desiree Tourville entered Macy’s with wire cutters, selected $538 worth of merchandise, entered the fitting room, cut the tags off of the items, and then left the store without paying for the items. Tourville was detained by loss prevention. Tourville was arrested without incident and sent to county jail.
  • ·On 12/22/15 at 9:02 pm an officer conducted a traffic stop on a Honda Civic with no plates on L Street at Highway 4. Officers contacted the driver, 33 year old Jessica Raymond. The vehicle was stolen out of CHP Placerville office. Raymond was taken into custody without incident and transported to county jail.
  • ·On 12/22/15 at 8:35 pm two 15 year olds, Vargas and Balderas, were walking on Sycamore Dr. when they were approached by the suspect who pointed a pistol at them and told them if they screamed or ran away he would shoot and kill them. The suspect demanded their purses, jewelry and cell phones, which they gave up. The suspect then fled on foot. There were no witnesses or additional suspect information.
  • ·On 12/22/15 at 5:20 pm a marijuana dispensary delivery driver drove to Washington Way to make a delivery. The suspects arrived in a tan or gold suburban and pointed possibly a Mac 10 with an extended magazine at the driver forcing him to exit his car and get on the ground. The suspects stole the driver’s vehicle along with 3 ounces of marijuana and approx. $750 in cash. The vehicle and suspects were not located. The investigation is still ongoing.
  • ·56 year old Robert Stout was terminated from city employment and blames the victim and other city Corp yard workers for it. On 12/22/15 at 11:52 am Stout saw the victim and other city workers in Antioch working at a job site and stopped to confront them. Stout was loud and belligerent as he approached them. Stout made several threats. He made a hand gesture simulating a gun and he threatened to kill the victim and other Corp yard workers. Stout lives locally and it was learned that he had a rifle and a shotgun. Officers contacted Stout at his residence, but he was intoxicated and refused to come out. Stout challenged officers to kick his door down and refused to exit. A perimeter was established and phone contact was made. After about two (2) hours of stand-off family members convinced Stout to come out peacefully. Stout was taken into custody and two (2) firearms were collected. Stout was extremely intoxicated. He was transported to county jail.
  • ·On 12/22/15 at 8:29 am an officer received a LoJack hit on Buchanan at Mission. The vehicle was reported stolen out of Oakland, which stemmed from a domestic in their city and they had suspect info. The officer tracked the hit to Pear St. where we located the vehicle parked in a garage. Officers made contact with an elderly lady at the door who knew nothing about the stolen vehicle. Officers were allowed inside and they conducted a protective sweep. The suspect was located hiding in the bathroom and 32 year old Shadeed Turner was taken into custody without incident. The home the officers were in was the suspect’s “other girlfriend’s house,” which is where he was hiding out. He apparently did not know the victim’s BMW had LoJack.
  • ·On 12/22/15 at 6:30 am two transients were crossing Lone Tree Way headed toward the Raley’s shopping center. They were either jaywalking or crossing against the signal. A 58 year old male was south bound on Lone Tree Way and as he drove through the intersection he struck the transients. They were both transported to an area hospital. One of them sustained leg injuries and is expected to survive and the other is in critical condition and not expected to survive. The  driver was cooperative and provided a blood sample.
  • ·On 12/21/15 at 3:56 pm an officer was travelling on L St. near Sycamore Dr., when he observed 43 year old Marco Glasper exit a vehicle and throw a brick at another vehicle which caused the rear window to shatter. As the officer turned around to contact Glasper, he got into a vehicle and fled. The vehicle stopped at the Highway 4 onramp at L St. Glasper stated he threw a brick at the car because the owner of the vehicle had brandished a handgun at him a few minutes prior. There were no injuries and the investigation on going.
  • ·On 12/21/15 at 9:35 am an adult male parked a new red Jeep Wrangler in front of the Wal-Mart, left it running and approached the customer service area. The male told the cashiers to give him all the money and gestured as if he had a gun. The male was given cash from two (2) registers and he then fled in the Jeep towards Lone Tree Way. No one was injured, a pistol was not seen and the suspect was not located. The incident is still being investigated.
  • ·On 12/21/15 at 7:24 am an officer located a stolen U-Haul truck on Lemontree Way and contacted 45 year old Regina Stokes in the driver’s seat. Stokes was arrested and later released after her interview.
  • ·On 12/20/15 officers responded to the Bonfare Market on a report of a transient female lying on the sidewalk, bothering customers and refusing to leave. Officers arrived and contacted 34 year old Timara Rutland who was found lying across the walkway leading up to the market. Rutland refused to leave after several requests made by the officers. When officers poured out the contents from her open vodka bottle, she became upset and approached the officers in an aggressive manner. Rutland was arrested without further incident. Rutland was transported to county jail.
  • ·On 12/20/15 at 9:54 am a 51 year old male was walking on Prewett Ranch Drive when he was approached by two (2) men who brandished a firearm. The suspects stole the victim’s camera equipment and pistol whipped him. Afterwards, the suspects fled on foot towards Sagebrush Rd., and possibly onto the trail. The suspects were not located, and the victim sustained a moderate laceration to the head.
  • ·On 12/19/15 at 9:56 am 27 year old Reggie Bailey was observed by a witness burglarizing a vehicle parked in the Somersville Towne Center parking lot. Officers located Bailey in the area and he was in possession of several items that were stolen during the auto burglary. Bailey was also in possession of stolen property from SEARS and had an outstanding warrant for burglary. Bailey was sent to county jail for burglary and the warrant.
  • ·On 12/19/15 at 8 am 24 year old Kevin Huff and 23 year old William Millard were contacted during a traffic stop on E.18th Street. During the stop both subjects were searched and were found to be in possession of equipment used to manufacture fraudulent credit cards. Huff also possessed a controlled substance. Both admitted to manufacturing fraudulent gift cards with the equipment using stolen credit card numbers. Both were sent to county jail on numerous credit card fraud violations.
  • ·On 12/19/15 at 1:31 am an officer was patrolling in the area of Via Dora Dr and San Gregorio Dr when he ran the plate of a Honda Civic that drove by him. The vehicle was occupied w/three and it returned as stolen out of Walnut Creek. The officer made a u-turn and the vehicle fled north bound on Hillcrest Ave. The vehicle was located in the field at Hillcrest and Wildflower with two inside, the driver fleeing on foot. A perimeter was quickly set and 29 year old Felipe Gonzales was caught. Gonzales was sent to county jail.
  • ·On 12/18/15 at 9:50 pm 28 year old Ricky Monteer pulled out of the lot of a hotel on E. 18th St. and collided into a vehicle then fled the scene. The victim called 911 to report the incident and officers responded to her location. Monteer was stopped within 3 minutes by another officer for a traffic violation at W. 9th St. and B St., but his involvement in the collision was not yet known. The victim gave a vague description of the responsible vehicle and it was broadcast over the radio. The officer noticed Monteer’s vehicle somewhat matched the description and it had frontend damage. Monteer was asked about the damage to his vehicle and he gave a confession as to being the person who hit the victim. An in-field line-up was conducted and the witness identified Monteer’s vehicle. Monteer was cited for hit and run.
  • ·On 12/18/15 at 9:46 pm officers responded to the 911 calls of a vehicle on fire on Mandarin Way. On arrival Engine #83 was already on scene extinguishing the fire and it was unoccupied. A records check revealed the vehicle had been stolen out of Richmond. The vehicle had moderate interior & exterior damage due to the fire. There were no witnesses located or suspects known. The Fire Investigator was notified but did not respond. The vehicle was towed from the scene.
  • ·On 12/18/15 at 5:56 pm officers were dispatched to a rollover accident on W. 6th near O Street where a subject was observed fleeing the scene. Upon arrival we found 25 year old Todd Allen’s truck overturned behind the City Corp yard exit gate. It appeared Allen made the turn from O Street onto W. 6th and lost control. He struck a “No Parking” sign, which caused the truck to roll onto its side. We later located Allen at his parent’s residence. He admitted to the accident and also had an outstanding warrant. He was taken into custody and transported to county jail. The Corp yard was advised of the damage to the sign and sidewalk.
  • ·On 12/18/15 at 11:07 am an unknown male attempted to burglarize a residence on Prewett Ranch Drive. The subject was captured on live surveillance cameras and as officers were enroute the subject was attempting to gain entry. The subject fled just prior to our arrival and was not located. There was no loss.
  • ·On 12/17/15 at 3:39 pm a 12 year old was riding his new “hoverboard” on Shaddick Drive. An unknown male driving a silver Ford Focus with paper plates stopped near the victim. The male exited his car, shoved the victim from the hover board, and stole it from him. The male fled the area in his vehicle and was not located.
  • ·On 12/17/15 at 3:23 pm 21 year old Marissa Walls was caught shoplifting by Target Loss Prevention and escorted to their office. Walls provided a false name to Loss Prevention, but they still contacted APD because she had no ID. Officers arrived on scene and confirmed Walls’ true identity and discovered a felony warrant for her arrest (probation violation for auto theft) out of Fairfield. Walls was booked at county jail.
  • ·On 12/17/15 at 9:12 am an officer observed known car thief, 22 year old Martin Revuelta walking away from a stolen vehicle that was parked in front of his house on E Madill Street. When the officer attempted contact, Revuelta fled on foot inside his residence then out the back and over the backyard fence. An officer and his K9 arrived on scene and located Revuelta hiding in a neighbor’s backyard. Revuelta was taken into custody by K9 Donna and sustained several bite wounds. Revuelta was medically cleared then sent to county jail.


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