Antioch Police arrest 70, 26 for felonies during week of May 26 – June 2, 2016

Antioch Police highlights as published in City Manager Steve Duran’s Weekly Report dated June 3, 2016 and provided by Chief of Police Allan Cantando.

Calls for Service and Arrest Data Summary:

Time Period: 05/26/16 00:00:00 – 06/01/16 23:59:59

Number of Calls for Service: 1,774

Number of Case Reports: 290

Number of Arrests: 70

Felony: 26

Misdemeanor: 44

Arrests with DUI charge: 5

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

  • ·On 6/2/16 at 12:51 am, the reporting party called APD to report he was approached by 32 year old Vincent Kendall while working a detail at the fairgrounds. Kendall asked the reporting party if he knew where he could purchase some crack. The reporting party told Kendall “no” and proceeded to walk home. Kendall was contacted in front of Higgins on A St. and was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and a hypodermic needle. Kendall was issued a citation for the listed charges and was released from the scene.
  • ·On 6/1/16 at 11:49 pm, 33 year old Luis Cerda was contacted during a traffic stop at W 18th St. and A St. and found to have two warrants for his arrest for traffic violations. Cerda was taken into custody without incident and booked into county jail.
  • ·On 6/1/16 at 1:15 am, the victim was at his apartment in the 2500 block of Georgetown Ln. when he observed his car being stolen and driven out of the complex by an unknown responsible. A short time later, an officer located the vehicle as it was pulling into the Ramada Inn parking lot on Mahogany Way. The driver and sole occupant, 25 year old Ross Funcannon, was arrested without incident. He was in possession of various shaved keys and found to be on parole for burglary. He was booked at county jail.
  • ·On 5/31/16 at 8:39 pm, 24 year old Sean Combs was driving east bound on Shaddick Dr. when he lost control of his vehicle and collided with two parked cars. When Officers contacted Combs he displayed objective symptoms of intoxication and failed subsequent sobriety tests. A preliminary alcohol screening device showed his blood alcohol content over the legal limit. Combs was arrested and transported to APD, where he consented to a blood draw. He was later transferred to county jail.
  • ·On 5/31/16 at 5:26 pm, 27 year old James Tillmon was under the influence of a controlled substance and walking through the Slatten Ranch shopping center. The victim was working inside European Wax when Tillmon suddenly threw a knife against the business window. She continued to watch Tillmon as he picked up the object and then threw it into the windshield of her vehicle, causing the windshield to shatter. Tillmon then walked off towards Lone Tree Way. Tillmon was located near Les Schwab. He was slow to follow commands, but was eventually placed in handcuffs and a knife was found in his possession. After Tillmon was placed in handcuffs he became belligerent and combative and had to be placed in a restraint device. While officers were trying to place Tillmon in the restraint device, he slammed his head into the ground several times casing a n abrasion to his forehead. Tillmon was transported directly to county jail and booked on charges of being under the influence of a controlled substance, resisting arrest and vandalism.
  • ·On 5/31/16 at 10:46 am, the victim had just arrived in his driveway in the 2600 block of Bugle Way and was taking his granddaughter out of his truck, when a male suspect approached from behind. The suspect put an unknown object (believed to be a gun) to the victim’s back and told him to empty his pockets. The victim put his granddaughter down and told her to go inside. He gave the suspect his phone, wallet and keys. A second suspect fled on foot, while the main suspect took the victim’s gold 2008 GMC Sierra 4 door pickup. The victim attempted to follow the suspect in a different vehicle but lost sight after a few blocks. The vehicle was entered into the stolen vehicle computer system.
  • ·On 5/30/16 at 9:41 am, an officer was in the area of Wilbur Ave. and A St. when the patrol car he was driving alerted to a stolen vehicle that had passed him. The officer caught up to the car at W 9th St. and B St. where the driver made a sudden stop. The driver, 29 year old Chelsea Johnson, was arrested and gave a statement that she knew the owner of the car and had borrowed it. During the course of the interviews, the case became a civil matter but the victim was not available to provide further detail. Both Johnson and the her passenger were released pending further investigation at the scene. The car was towed.
  • ·On 5/30/16 at 8:35 am, the victim walked out of her home in the 200 block of W 10th St. to her car when she was approached from behind by a male suspect. She was swinging her purse around while walking to her car. The male demanded her purse and when she refused, the suspect tried to physically take it from her. They struggled over the purse until a passerby yelled at the suspect, causing him to flee towards Bonfare. The victim was not injured. An area check for the suspect came up negative.
  • ·On 5/30/16 at 1:03 am, an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at the intersection of G St. and W 11th St. There were four occupants inside the vehicle. Each one consented to a search of their person. The last person searched was the driver, 22 year old Demetric Diaz. During a search of his person, the officer felt a gun in Diaz’ waistband. Diaz then fled on foot. The officer gave chase and caught up to Diaz at the intersection of E St. and W. 13th St. Diaz was taken into custody without further incident. The gun was reported stolen from a recent residential burglary in Fairfield. Diaz was booked into county jail.
  • ·On 5/30/16 at 12:01 am, an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at the above location and contacted the driver, 30 year old Anthony Rice, who is on active parole for burglary. The officer noticed the vehicle’s steering column was destroyed and suspected the vehicle was stolen. The officer conducted a search of the vehicle and located a loaded 12 gauge shotgun behind the driver’s seat. Rice was arrested and booked into county jail.
  • ·On 5/29/16 at 6:40 pm, a clerk at the Grocery Outlet advised 27 year old Shane Stange was using a fixed bladed knife to hit the store windows. When an employee asked him to leave, Stange entered the store, brandished the knife in a threatening manner and verbally challenged the employee. Stange left the store and was contacted a short distance away by police. Stange was positively identified, arrested and sent to county jail.
  • ·On 5/29/16 at 6:25 pm, several citizens called 9-1-1 to report shots in the area of Foster Mountain Ct. Officers arrived and located sixteen (16) .45 caliber casings in the street. Witnesses advised an unknown subject fired the rounds in the air from a light gray Ford F150. There are no other suspect or vehicle descriptions. No additional witnesses or victims were located.
  • ·On 5/29/16 at 11:51 am, officers responded to the area of 2201 San Jose Dr. for a vehicle collision. Officers contacted both parties and determined 44 year old Anthony Davison had run into the back of the victim’s vehicle. Davison showed obvious signs of being under the influence of drugs but he was injured in the crash so he was transported to the hospital for treatment. He provided officers with a blood sample and was cited for the DUI charges.
  • ·On 5/29/16 at 9:47 am, officers were dispatched to the area of Viera Ave. and Wilbur Ave. on reports of a subject firing a gun from a silver Pontiac 2 door car. An officer was in the area and located the Pontiac Firebird near Vine Ln. and Viera Ave. The vehicle made a u-turn in front of two officers and fled on E. 18th St. Both officers were able to get a good look at the driver, 31 year old Terry Furguson. Officers pursued Furguson to the area of Laurel Ave. and Hwy 4 where they lost sight of him. A county wide bulletin was sent out for officer safety. Officers went back to the scene of the shooting but did not locate any victims, damaged property or casings. Furguson is on active probation for a prior pursuit and weapons charges.
  • ·On 5/29/16 at 4:29 am, an officer was driving a patrol vehicle equipped with an automatic license plate reader in the area of E 18th St. and Evergreen Ave. when he was alerted to a stolen vehicle traveling west on E 18th St. The officer followed the vehicle onto westbound HWY 4 until cover units arrived. An enforcement stop was initiated and the vehicle yielded on HWY 4 prior to Loveridge Rd. 24 year old Roger Joseph was arrested without incident. During a search incident to arrest, approximately 2.6 grams of methamphetamine was located. He was transported to county jail.
  • ·On 5/28/16 at 8:00 pm, the manager at Wendy’s wanted 25 year old Nathan Watson, arrested for trespassing. He’s been warned several times at the business not to trespass including earlier in the same day. Officers contacted Watson who was uncooperative. While placing him in the patrol car after handcuffing him, he placed his feet on the patrol car door and attempted to push his head backwards towards one officer’s face. He was placed on the ground and due to his struggling he suffered a small laceration to his right eyebrow. Watson was secured in a restraint device, cleared medically, and sent to county jail.
  • ·On 5/28/16 at 7:30 pm, dispatch received numerous calls regarding a truck on fire in a field in the 4200 block of Lone Tree Way. Both CC Fire and APD responded. Witnesses stated a male fled from the truck and was hiding in nearby bushes. The fire had begun to spread as a grass fire but was extinguished. Another witness stated the suspect got into a white SUV and left the area. The truck came back registered out of Moraga. We contacted the registered owner of the vehicle who stated they sold the car to an unknown person. Approx. 4 acres were burned however no structures were ever in danger.
  • ·On 5/28/16 at 12:28 pm, the victim went to the Skate Park on Lone Tree Way to meet with a male he met online. The male suspect robbed the victim at gun point of his wallet, ID, and I-Pod. The suspect fled on foot. The victim gave a description of the suspect and the investigation is still pending.
  • ·On 5/28/17 at 4:05 am, officers responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Manzanita Way and Sycamore Dr. An area check was made with negative results. A short time later, more calls came in reporting a second round of shots in the area. This time, a male victim was found in the street in the 2100 block of Manzanita Way suffering from multiple gunshot and stab wounds. Officers began rendering first aid and CPR until medical personnel arrived. He was pronounced deceased a short time later. The scene was secured and Investigations responded. On 5/27/16 at 7:49 pm, APD dispatch received numerous calls regarding shots fired at the intersection of Crestview Dr. and Aster Dr. Upon arrival, witnesses reported seeing two males driving by the park in a brown Lexus. The passenger leaned out of the window and fired two .45 cal rounds into the air and the vehicle fled northbound on Crestview Dr. No one was injured. Suspect is still outstanding.
  • ·On 5/27/16 at 7:08 pm, an officer responded to Sutter hospital for a victim being treated for a gunshot wound. The victim stated he was walking in the area of Cavallo Rd. and Sunset Dr. when he heard gunshots. He ducked down near a car and stood up after the shooting when he heard cars speed away. He noticed he had blood coming from a small head wound and took the bus to the hospital for treatment. He did not see who was shooting but felt there was some type of shoot out down the street on Cavallo Rd. He does not feel he was targeted. The victim was uncooperative and provided no other information. He was treated and released with a non-life threatening injury.
  • ·On 5/27/16 at 3:30 pm, a subject attempted to purchase alcohol with a fraudulent credit card at Quikstop 2760 W. Tregallas Rd. The clerk refused the sale and kept the suspect’s card. The male then proceeded to walk behind the counter and assaulted the clerk causing minor injuries. The male left with the card, cigarettes and alcohol. He fled the scene in a maroon Mitsubishi Mirage. Suspect is still outstanding and the case is under investigation.
  • ·On 5/27/16 at 2:15 pm, an officer ran the plate of a suspicious Honda passing him and learned it was stolen. 33 year old Andrew Acevedo was driving the vehicle and fled the area before the officer could negotiate traffic and turn around. A description and direction was given and another officer picked it up on Rossi Ave. at A St. Acevedo fled from the vehicle on foot northbound through yards to W. Madill St. Officers chased him down and Acevedo fought with officers. With the use of a K9, the suspect quickly gave up and he was taken into custody. Acevedo was found to be a parolee at large. He was medically cleared at the hospital and transported to county jail.
  • ·On 5/27/16 at 8:10 am, a train collided with a PG&E truck partially blocking the tracks near the river on the BNSF/ Amtrak line. The PG&E employee was out of the truck and it was unoccupied. We located the area of impact west of our Amtrak station and in Pittsburg’s jurisdiction. Once we ensured there were no injuries the incident was referred to BNSF and Pittsburg PD.
  • ·On 5/26/16 at 11:47 pm, an officer made a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle in the area of Marie Ave. and E 13th St. that appeared to be stolen. There was no visible registration and the ignition was punched. During the contact, 35 year old John Sandborn was found to be on parole out of Los Angeles for auto theft. He was in possession of shaved keys. The registered owner of the vehicle could not be located for contact. Sandborn was arrested and booked into county jail. The vehicle was towed and stored pending further investigation.
  • ·On 5/26/16 at 11:23 pm, officers responded to the report of a stolen Honda parked at the apartment complex located at 3421 Hudson Ct. When the first officer arrived, he saw 33 year old Joseph Gonzalez walking away from the Honda and going to an apartment door nearby. Gonzalez was contacted and questioned about the Honda he had walked away from. He denied ever being at the Honda and identified a Nissan parked a stall over as the car he was driving. He handed the officer a set of shaved keys to the Nissan, which turned out to be an unreported stolen that was taken within the last hour. Gonzalez was taken into custody without incident and the resident at the apartment he was knocking at denied knowing Gonzalez. The resident provided a statement that Gonzalez had arrived in the stolen Honda and parked it in the lot earlier in the day. Gonzalez was booked into county jail and during booking, he was found to have narcotics on his person.
  • ·On 5/26/16 at 11:00 pm, an officer responded to a call for a suspicious female pacing in front of the new City Sports Club on Lone Tree Way talking to herself. When 32 year old Jennifer Shaffer was contacted, she was barefoot and wearing minimal clothing with a hospital bracelet on her wrist. She stated she was extremely cold and asked to sit in the back of the patrol car. She was allowed to sit down during the contact. Once she was identified and told she would have to leave the business, she refused to exit the patrol car. It was learned CCSO had just cite released Shaffer from a call in their jurisdiction and she was brought to Sutter hospital by ambulance due to being under the influence. She had been treated and released just prior to this call. Shaffer was transported to county jail this time.
  • ·On 5/26/16 at 9:27 pm, an officer observed 38 year old Gary Taylor loitering in front of the 7-11 at 2707 Contra Loma Blvd. and attempted to contact him knowing he was an active Norteño Gang member and on parole. Taylor saw the officer and immediately began to walk away at a fast pace before being contacted. As the officer got closer, Taylor took off running. The officer followed Taylor onto St. Francis Dr. where he saw Taylor approach a fence and throw an object. Taylor immediately laid down without any direction and stated he gave up. Taylor was detained and a large baggy of methamphetamine was located next to Taylor. It did not make it over the fence when he threw it. Taylor was arrested and booked into county jail.
  • ·On 5/26/16 at 9:04 pm, the victim was loitering to the rear of the old CVS on Somersville Rd. when he was approached by three males. The males told him he was going to be robbed. The victim had some property on the ground that included a Play Station, Bluetooth speaker and Google phone. The victim saw that one of the males was holding a pistol and he fled the scene. The victim ran to the Valero Gas Station and called 911. The victim knows one of the males from the area but could not provide much more info about him to officers. The case is still under investigation and the victim was not injured during the robbery.
  • ·On 5/26/16 at 11:08 am, officers responded to a residential burglary at 2801 Bellflower Dr. where a neighbor was able to obtain a license plate from the suspect vehicle. Yesterday’s homicide happened within 15 minutes of officers arriving at the burglary and follow-up on the suspect vehicle could not be completed until today. An officer was able to contact the owner of the vehicle who stated that the vehicle was being driven by her granddaughter. The granddaughter lives with her boyfriend, 21 year old Raymond Green, on Baywood Cir. in Antioch. A records check showed that Green was on probation and had a probation violation warrant for a previous Antioch robbery. Green was contacted at the Baywood Cir. address and taken into custody. A purse from the Bellflower Dr. burglary was located during a probation search of the residence. Green was sent to county jail.

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