One man shot, juvenile with gun, two-hour, multi-county vehicle pursuit among Antioch police calls for service for Sept 8-14, 2016

Antioch Police calls for service highlights as published in City Manager Steve Duran’s Weekly Report dated September 9, 2016 and provided by Chief of Police Allan Cantando.

Calls for Service and Arrest Data Summary:

Time Period: 09/08/16 00:00:00 – 09/14/16 23:59:59

Number of Calls for Service: 1,511

Number of Case Reports: 265

Number of Arrests: 67

Felony: 37

Misdemeanor: 30

Arrests with DUI charge: 3

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

  • ·On 9/14/16 at 10:14 pm an 18 year old male was driving home from work and pulled into his parking space at an apartment complex on Gentrytown Drive. As he exited his truck, a male subject approached and demanded his wallet and phone. According to neighbors, a male subject was heard yelling and then a single shot was heard seconds later. The victim made it to his apartment and his father drove him to a local hospital. He is in critical but stable condition after a bullet entered his upper chest and exited through his back. The suspect took his phone and wallet. Detectives were contacted and took over the investigation.
  • ·On 9/14/16 at 2:30 pm an anonymous person reported there were three juveniles behind an apartment at 2301 Sycamore Drive and that one of the juveniles had a gun. When officers arrived they determined that the apartment backed up to another set of apartments and there was a dirt alleyway between the two buildings. Officers saw a 13 year old male holding a gun in his hand. Two 13 year old juveniles and a 15 year old juvenile were contacted. When the 13 year old male saw the police he dropped the gun. He had a loaded magazine for the gun on his person. The gun was checked and found to be a Czechoslovakian made 7.62×25 pistol. The rounds for this pistol can penetrate up to level IIA ballistic vests. The 13 year old was arrested and transported to Juvenile Hall. The other two juveniles were identified and released to their parents
  • ·9/13/2016 at 8:43 pm, 32 year old Jamie Smith was contacted by officers in the 600 block of West 16th St. and found to be in possession of methamphetamine, heroin, and a glass pipe. He was arrested and booked at APD and later released on a citation.
  • ·9/13/2016 at 1:27 pm, a Walmart loss prevention officer observed 58 year old Donald McDaniels stealing items from the store. Mc Daniels was detained and found to have a warrant for his arrest for auto theft and burglary. Officers responded and took Mc Daniels into custody without incident and booked him into county jail.
  • ·9/12/2016 at 9:44 pm, an officer conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle driven by 24 year old Jesse Potteet in the area of Minaker Dr. and East 13th St. A records check revealed Potteet had two warrants in the system for burglary and providing a false name. Potteet was arrested without incident and booked at county jail.
  • ·9/12/2016 at 8:43 pm, 43 year old Thea Hendricks was contacted in the 1700 block of Sycamore Dr. It was discovered she had warrants for narcotics and theft related charges. She was issued a notice to appear and released.
  • ·9/12/2016 at 8:36 pm, we received a bulletin via the California Department of Corrections that 52 year old Ronald Rector had cut off his GPS ankle monitor and was wanted for violating his parole. An APD officer knew that Rector frequented the alley behind 1712 Sycamore Drive. During an area check there, the officer located Rector and arrested him without incident. Rector was booked into county jail.
  • ·9/12/2016 at 8:15 am, citizens called dispatch to report there was a white vehicle in front of Johnny’s Market located at 622 West 9th St. and it looked like a subject was stripping the car. We arrived and found 35 year old Nathaniel Brantley in the driver’s seat working on a stereo. We eventually got a hold of the owner who confirmed Brantley was ok to be in the car. Unfortunately for Brantley, he had two warrants for his arrest for burglary. He was booked into county jail.
  • ·9/11/2016 at 11:09 pm, 21 year old Francisco Ramirez was contacted at 2105 Lemontree Way and found to have a warrant for his arrest for theft related charges. Ramirez was arrested and taken to county jail.
  • ·9/11/2016 at 3:28 pm, the victim was driving west bound on Lone Tree Way when he was cut off by 31 year old Gary Grant driving in the same direction. The two exchanged words while stopped at traffic signal. During the argument, Grant got out of his car and struck the victim’s vehicle with a baseball bat. The victim threw a milk shake at Grant’s vehicle. Grant got back in his car and as they started driving again, Grant sideswiped the victim’s vehicle causing minor scratches. The sideswipe appeared to be accidental. The victim followed Grant to his residence, where Grant started striking the victim’s vehicle with the bat again. Grant ran back in the house and as the victim drove away, Grant came out with a shotgun. Grant did not point the gun at the victim and eventually put it away before police arrived. Grant was contacted at his home and arrested without incident. He was sent to county jail for vandalism and hit and run.
  • ·9/11/2016 at 1:32 pm, the unknown female responsible entered Fallas at Somersville Towne Centre and selected three pairs of jeans. She attempted to leave the store without paying when a loss prevention employee attempted to stop the responsible. The two had a brief struggle and the responsible was able to leave with the stolen goods. She fled in a newer maroon sedan. The loss prevention employee had minor injuries from the incident.
  • ·9/11/2016 at 9:52 am, an officer was in the area of Shaddick Dr. and Garrow Dr. when he saw a Honda traveling at a high rate of speed. He caught up to the vehicle after several blocks when the driver, 22 year old Richard Raymundo-Wilcox parked the Honda and walked away. Wilcox was contacted and eventually detained. The registered owner of the vehicle responded to the scene and reported that the vehicle was stolen sometime during the night. Raymundo-Wilcox was arrested without incident and booked into county jail for auto theft.
  • ·9/10/2016 at 10:33 pm, officers responded to the report of shots fired at the Ramada Inn on Mahogany Way involving a large party in two of the rooms. On arrival, an adult male was found on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds and was bleeding heavily. Several subjects were detained in and around the rooms. It was learned that this was a birthday party for the victim and subjects showed up wanting to fight with a female at the party. They were told to leave and an argument ensued. A 21 year old suspect produced a pistol and began shooting at the rooms. The victim was the only one struck. The subjects who were fighting fled in a white vehicle. The victim was transported to the hospital and went into surgery. He was later listed in stable condition. It took most of both patrol teams to complete the numerous interviews and process the scene. The majority of the party goers were found to be 16-18 years old. All parents were contacted and collected their children. As of this writing, the suspect had not been located and probable cause for his arrest was put out. This case is still under investigation.
  • ·9/10/2016 at 9:08 pm, APD received several calls regarding 28 year old Andrew Lucero’s driving. He was seen swerving in his lane and appeared to be impaired. Officers located him in the area of Contra Loma Blvd. and Centennial Way just getting out of his vehicle after he drove over the curb and struck a city sign. Lucero was found to be intoxicated and submitted to a blood test. He was later booked into county jail.
  • ·9/10/2016 at 7:09 pm, 49 year old Melinda Vanosten was driving west bound on Barn Hallow Way from Metcalf Dr. and collided into two separate parked vehicles on Barn Hollow Way. Vanosten attempted to flee in her vehicle after the second collision; however, the neighbors were able to take the keys away from her. Officers made contact with Vanosten and performed field sobriety tests, which she was unable to perform successfully. Vanosten later admitted to being under the influence of narcotics. She was booked at APD and later sent to county jail for felony DUI.
  • ·9/10/2016 at 3:52 pm, an officer observed 35 year old Michael Kyle walking on Lemontree Way and knew he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for burglary and evading arrest. The officer was able to make contact and arrest Kyle without incident. He was booked on the warrant and sent to county jail.
  • ·9/10/2016 at 2:18 pm, officers were dispatched to the 5400 block of San Martin Way after a resident called 9-1-1 to report his Ford delivery van stolen. The victim was making a delivery at the location and left the van running in the street. During a canvas of the area, an officer located the van traveling westbound on Mokelumne Dr. A vehicle pursuit ensued and continued eastbound on Lone Tree Way. During the pursuit, the driver, 20 year old Travon Jackson, drove into an officer’s vehicle head-on causing damage to both vehicles. Jackson then fled on foot from the van on Lone Tree Way in front of Denny’s. Both officers gave chase and apprehended Jackson on Wagon Wheel Way when he surrendered to commands. He was taken into custody without incident. Jackson was booked into county jail.
  • ·9/10/2016 at 12:08 pm, 30 year old Mark Mora was arrested after he spray painted graffiti on the exterior wall of Walmart. When contacted he explained that he was “creating artwork.” The damage was estimated in excess of $1,500 and Walmart management requested prosecution. He was taken into custody without incident and booked at county jail.
  • ·9/10/2016 at 8:03 am, an officer recognized 46 year old Daniel Semelsberger walking in the intersection of A St. and W. 17th St. and knew he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. A records check confirmed he had two outstanding no-bail warrants for his arrest that were narcotics related. Semelsberger was taken into custody without incident and booked at county jail.
  • ·9/10/2016 at 12:29 am, 24 year old Roger Joseph was contacted near 617 West 19th St. attempting to access a truck. He was trying to use a key to open the passenger door. A records check showed the truck was stolen. Joseph was taken into custody without incident. Joseph stated he bought the truck two weeks ago, but could not provide any information or from who. Joseph was booked into county jail for grand theft auto.
  • ·9/9/2016 at 10:19 pm, 48 year old Jason Elliot was contacted at Lowes on Auto Center Dr. and was found to have a warrant for his arrest for DUI. He was taken into custody without incident. Elliot was booked into county jail.
  • ·9/9/2016 at 11:54 pm, Elk Grove PD responded to an audible alarm and observed a silver van fleeing at a high rate of speed in their city. CHP took over the pursuit which led through four different counties and lasted almost two hours. Apparently the suspects were calling family members during the entire chase. In turn family members began following the pursuit to make sure there was no inappropriate behavior by the police. Two CHP air units, a K-9 unit and numerous ground units were involved. The driver of the getaway car’s mother lives in Antioch so the entire event ended at the front door of APD. As the suspects approached 4th and L St., a female family member jumped in front of the suspect’s car causing them to come to a stop. A high risk stop was conducted and both suspects were taken into custody by CHP.
  • ·9/9/2016 at 9:01 pm, officers observed a reported stolen vehicle driving westbound on South Lake Dr. The vehicle stopped on its own at 70 South Lake Dr. Officers conducted a high risk stop on the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, 29 year old Adam Renfroe, was taken into custody without incident. The passenger was released without charges at this time. Renfroe was arrested and found to be on parole. He was sent to county jail for auto theft and violation of probation. The vehicle was drivable and returned to its owner.
  • ·9/9/2016 at 7:56 pm, numerous 911 calls came in regarding a house fire in the 4400 block of Parkview Ct. The fire started near a shed in the rear yard of 4877 Parkview. The fire quickly spread to 4855 and both residences were evacuated. Contra Costa County Fire arrived and put out both fires. Neither of the residences was still habitable and there were no signs of arson.
  • ·9/9/2016 at 3:51 pm, dispatch received a call stating that 25 year old Richard Cendejas was at 2735 G Street and that he had a warrant. A records check showed that Cendejas had a felony warrant out of Alameda County for three counts of felony assault on a peace officer. Cendejas was also a listed responsible in an 8/22/16, APD pursuit where officers were victims of a felony assault with a vehicle. Several Officers and two K9 units went to the residence. Cendejas fled out the back of the residence but gave up when he realized he was surrounded. Cendejas was booked into county jail.
  • ·9/9/2016 at 11:26 am, on 9/4/16, three males entered the Quickstop on Sycamore Dr. and one of the males jumped the counter and stole a box with cash. The clerk attempted to stop the male and was thrown to the ground by all three males. The cash fell on the ground and all three subjects picked up the cash and fled on foot. Today, 9/9/2016, the Quikstop owner called dispatch and stated that two of the suspects were in the parking lot and were associated with a silver Toyota Camry. Officers arrived on scene as the vehicle was leaving the parking lot. A traffic stop was conducted and 18 year old Lamar Crawford was found to have a loaded 9mm pistol in his waistband. Crawford also had a warrant for his arrest. 25 year old Jeremiah White was found to have individually wrapped baggies of suspected cocaine in his pocket. Both Crawford and White were identified during an infield show up as being responsible for the robbery. The driver of the vehicle was released from the scene. Crawford and White were booked into county jail.
  • ·9/9/2016 at 10:33 am, officers responded to the Chevron at 2413 A St. for an armed robbery that just occurred. A male entered the store and told the clerk he had a gun. The male took cash from the register and two packs of cigarettes and fled towards Bryan Ave. The clerk ran outside and saw the suspect running away with a heavy set female. The two were last seen running on McGinley Ave. An extensive area check was done, but the suspects were not located.
  • ·9/8/2016 at 9:51 pm, a motorcyclist was westbound on San Carlos Dr. and lost control of his motorcycle and fell to the ground. He was not wearing a helmet and struck the pavement with his head. He suffered a large laceration to his head. The rider was transported to the hospital for treatment. Due to the head injury, he was kept in the hospital overnight for observation purposes only.
  • ·9/8/2016 at 9:49 pm, residents called to report a male slumped over at the wheel of a Nissan in the 2400 block of Whitetail Dr. in the roadway. Officers located the vehicle and 24 year old Gabrielle Cassell. Contra Costa County Fire forced entry into the vehicle to get to the male. Once pulled from the vehicle he came to life and we discovered he had just injected heroin. We located numerous needles some with heroin still inside. He was taken to the hospital and blood was drawn. He was released pending further investigation due to his medical requirements. There were no reported accidents or injuries. His vehicle was towed for 30 days for driving on a suspended license. This case will be presented to the District Attorney’s Office for charges at a later date.
  • ·9/8/2016 at 9:44 pm, a vehicle was southbound on Hillcrest Ave. when the driver lost control just north of Sterling Hills Dr. The vehicle slid onto the adjacent sidewalk and struck a fire hydrant before coming to a stop in the middle of the intersection. The driver was uninjured and claimed a black Nissan Maxima had cut him off. The Maxima was never located. Public Works responded and shut off the hydrant.
  • ·9/8/2016 at 10:55 am, Uber Exchange called dispatch and stated that an Uber vehicle had been stolen in Sacramento on 9/2/2016 and they had a GPS location on the vehicle driving in Antioch. Officers were directed to where the vehicle was driving and attempted a traffic enforcement stop on the vehicle. The vehicle fled at a high rate of speed and officers chased the vehicle for about three blocks before terminating due excessive speeds. The vehicle was abandoned and witnesses stated three males fled from the vehicle on foot. An extensive area check was done with negative results. The vehicle was returned to its owner.
  • ·9/8/2016 at 7:30 am, dayshift patrol conducted a probation search at 85 South Lake Dr. 26 year old Corey Whittington was contacted inside of the residence and found to have warrants for his arrest for burglary and grant theft. He was arrested and booked into county jail.

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