Suspect in 2016 shooting arrested with guns, ammo; serious DUI collision among Antioch Police calls for Feb. 9-16, 2017

The victim’s truck (foreground) and the driver’s truck following the collision caused by DUI on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017. photo by Allen Payton

Following are the Antioch Police calls for service highlights as published in Assistant City Manager Steve Duran’s Weekly Report dated February 17, 2017 and provided by Chief of Police Allan Cantando.

Calls for Service and Arrest Data Summary:

Time Period: 02/09/17 00:00:00 – 02/15/17 23:59:59

Number of Calls for Service: 1,616

Number of Case Reports: 256

Number of Arrests: 66

Felony: 33

Misdemeanor: 33

Arrests with DUI charge: 5

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

  • 2/16/17 at 6:14 am, officers responded with ConFire after several calls came in reporting flames and smoke coming from the back of a residence on Sunwood Court. Upon arrival, officers were able to assist the residents out of the burning house and evacuate neighboring homes. ConFire arrived and were able to extinguish the fire. The cause is under investigation, but there were no immediate signs of arson. There were no reported injuries, but there was significant damage to the residence.
  • 2/16/17 at 3:24 am, the reporting party called to report she spotted suspicious subjects at the rear of her business in the 3700 block of Lone Tree Way. Officers responded and contacted 23 year old Luis Brambila. He was found to have a warrant for his arrest. Brambila was taken into custody without incident and booked into County Jail.
  • 2/16/17 at 1:03 am, officers responded to the report of a subject going through a black vehicle in the parking lot of Taco Bell on A St. Upon arrival, 36 year old John Pate was stopped as he was driving out of the lot in a dark colored Honda. Contact with the registered owner showed the car to be an unreported stolen vehicle. Pate was taken into custody without incident and later booked into County Jail for vehicle theft. The vehicle was returned to the registered owner.
  • 2/15/17 at 9:45 pm, an officer saw the suspect vehicle from a shooting that occurred at the Shell Gas Station on 2/8/17 driving eastbound on Sycamore Dr. A license plate check showed that the car was reported stolen to Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office. It was also listed as an Armed and Dangerous vehicle with 23 year-old Lamar Kelley listed as the suspect.  A traffic enforcement stop was conducted, and Lamar Kelley was contacted as the passenger.  A 24 year-old female who turned out to be the registered owner of the vehicle was the driver of the vehicle.  Stanislaus County was contacted and it was learned that the registered owner reported that Kelley stole her car after a domestic dispute. The officer recognized Kelley to be the shooting suspect from the Shell Gas Station video. A loaded pistol was located under the center console of the vehicle.  Next to the gun was a 10-round magazine, a 17-round magazine and a 30-round magazine. A distinctive sweatshirt was located in the trunk of the vehicle that Kelley was wearing at the time of the shooting.  Kelley was also found to have an outstanding arrest warrant for a previous Antioch shooting that occurred in 2016.  He was arrested without incident and sent to County Jail.
  • 2/15/17 10:29 am, an employee at Weinerschnitzel on E. 18th St. called to report a subject giving another subject a firearm in a vehicle in the parking lot. Officers located the vehicle in the parking lot and detained the driver and passenger. The driver was 31 year old Jesse Martinez and the passenger was 30 year old Brandon Henderson. During a search of the vehicle, officers located live ammunition but no firearm. Martinez was a convicted felon and arrested for felon in possession of ammunition. He was booked in the County Jail. The passenger, Henderson, was found to have a felony warrant for his arrest. He was also booked into County Jail.
  • 2/14/17 at 10:38 pm, an officer conducted a check of a suspicious vehicle in the Staples parking lot on Lone Tree Way and contacted the occupant of the vehicle, 19 year old Cody Buffum. Dispatch advised that Buffum had a warrant. Buffum was issued a Promise to Appear with a new court date and released at the scene.
  • 2/14/17 at 5:24 pm, an officer on routine patrol recognized 49 year old Zolton Scott walking on the sidewalk on E. 18th St. near Cavallo Road. The officer knew Scott had an outstanding felony warrant. Scott was placed under arrest without incident and sent to County Jail.
  • 2/14/17 at 5:20 pm, officers were dispatched to a subject that was trespassing at a the Quikstop on Sycamore Dr. The store clerk told officers that 59 year old Charles Abercrombie was on the trespass log and continually harassing customers on the property. He had been asked to leave several times but refused.  He was placed under arrest and issued a citation before being released at the scene.
  • 2/14/17 at 4:10 pm, 44 year old Marisca Smith concealed a beer at the Quikstop on Sycamore Dr. She left the store but then returned and was confronted by the clerk, who located the beer in her purse. She denied stealing the beer and demanded it back.  When officers reviewed the video, it showed Smith stealing the beer.  She was placed under arrest and issued a citation before being released at the scene.
  • 2/14/17 at 1:15 pm, an employee from Fallas located on Somersville Road called to report subjects had just stolen clothing items from the store. One of the suspects pointed a firearm at the employee who attempted to detain them in the parking lot. The suspects all fled the scene in a Honda Prelude.  At 3:17 pm, an officer located the Honda Prelude on Auto Center Dr. near Costco Way.  The vehicle was occupied by 21 year old Cody Wilson, 22 year old Vanessa Martinez, 22 year old Savannah Vetterli and 20 year old Phillip Morris.  All subjects were detained without incident.  The victim from Fallas responded to the scene and positively identified all four subjects as the suspects from the robbery.  The stolen merchandise was recovered from the vehicle; however, no firearm was found.  All four subjects were later transported to County Jail for robbery.
  • 2/14/17 at 4:51 am, an officer conducted a traffic enforcement stop on Mahogany Way at Spanos St. Dispatch advised that one of the passengers in the vehicle, 23 year old Angelina Dieteman, had a warrant for her arrest. A check of the Vehicle Identification Number revealed that the car was stolen.  40 year old Adrian Arroyo was the driver of the vehicle.  Both Arroyo and Dieteman were arrested without incident and sent to County Jail.
  • 2/14/17 at 3:02 am, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of W. Madill St. for a report of a male subject sitting on the curb armed with a handgun. Upon arrival, officers located 38 year old Andrew Guillory. Guillory was too intoxicated to care for himself.  Guillory was arrested without incident, and he was sent to County Jail.  No firearm was located.
  • 2/13/17 at 8:02 pm, officers were dispatched to Joe’s Liquor on D St. for a report of an intoxicated female causing a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers contacted 52 year old Kari Foster and determined that she was too intoxicated in public to care for herself. Foster was arrested without incident and sent to County Jail.
  • 2/13/17 at 6:39 pm, an officer saw 30 year old Ryan Rike in front of the Bonfare Market on W. 10th Street. The officer knew Rike had an outstanding warrant for failing to appear for his work alternative program. Rike was placed under arrest without incident and sent to County Jail.
  • 2/13/17 at 4:48 pm, 33 year old Damien Johnson was contacted during a routine traffic stop on Auto Center Dr. He was found to have an outstanding warrant and placed under arrest without incident. He was issued a Promise to Appear with a new court date and released at the scene.
  • 2/13/17 at 4:06 pm, officers were dispatched to a female slumped over in her vehicle in a parking lot on Lone Tree Way and Tregallas Rd. Officers arrived and contacted 47 year old Mary Bailey attempting to drive away. She was determined to be driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.  She was also found to be in possession of prescription medication not prescribed to her.  She was placed under arrest and sent to County Jail for DUI.
  • 2/13/17 at 10:21 am, an officer located a stolen Nissan Sentra being driven by 28 year old Courtney Amos on Sycamore Dr. Amos stopped in front on Mandarin Way, where she attempted to abandon the vehicle and walk away. Amos was detained by the officer without incident. The officer located a shaved key in the vehicle’s ignition and discovered Amos was on current felony probation for auto theft.  Amos was booked into County Jail for auto theft and violation of probation.
  • 2/12/17 at 9:58 pm, an officer responded to Costco on Verne Roberts Circle for a report of a subject on the property acting odd. Upon arrival, officers learned that 28 year old Moises Sanchez had been causing disturbances on the property for the last few days. Sanchez was searched, and officers located methamphetamine and a glass pipe in his possession. Sanchez was issued a citation for the narcotics and paraphernalia possession and admonished for trespassing on Costco property.  Moises later returned to the property and was arrested for trespassing.  He was then sent to County Jail.
  • 2/12/17 at 9:57 pm, officers were in the Diablo Vista Mobile Park off of Somersville Rd. on an unrelated call. Officers observed a red pickup pull up in front of a mobile home on Paulette Way at a high rate of speed. The driver fled from the truck and ran into the mobile home.  The truck’s license plate was checked and determined to be stolen.  The suspect refused to come out, and officers had to force entry into the home.  The suspect, 21 year old James Coker, surrendered and was sent to County Jail for the stolen vehicle.
  • 2/12/17 at 11:18 am, officers were dispatched to Bond Ct. on a reported disturbance at a home. Upon the officers’ arrival, they contacted 24 year old Ronald Avilla inside the home. Avilla showed to have a warrant related to a petty theft charge.  Avilla was taken into custody without incident and transported to County Jail.
  • 2/12/17 at 10:13 am, a resident in the 3400 block of Gentrytown Dr. reported his Toyota pickup truck stolen. The officer arrived and discovered the victim had video surveillance in front of his home. Upon review of the video, the officer observed 24 year old Robert Stalker enter the truck and drive away at approximately 6:30 am. The officer then drove to the Bank of the West on Somersville Rd., which was where the officer arrested Stalker earlier in the shift.  The officer located the victim’s stolen vehicle in the parking lot.  The officer then responded to County Jail, where Stalker was interviewed.  Stalker admitted to taking the truck, and the officer located a shaved Toyota key in his prisoner property.  Stalker was booked into County Jail with the additional charge of auto theft.
  • 2/12/17 at 9:03 am, an officer saw 24 year old Robert Stalker walking through the parking lot to the Bank of the West on Somersville Rd. The officer recognized Stalker from previous contacts. A name check revealed Stalker had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for failing to appear related to an auto theft charge.  Stalker was taken into custody without incident and transported to County Jail.
  • 2/11/17 at 9:16 pm, an officer conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle on L St. at W. 18th St. 54 year-old Gary Shelby was contacted and found to have a warrant for DUI. Shelby was arrested and booked into County Jail.
  • 2/11/17 at 9:13 pm, officers responded to a traffic collision at the intersection of Slatten Ranch Road and Wicklow Way 57 year old Greg Tuell was driving his 54 year old wife, 36 year old daughter, and his 10 year old grand-daughter home from dinner and shopping. They were northbound on Slatten Ranch Road and continued through the intersection towards the closed section of roadway. Another driver pulled from the stop sign for eastbound Wicklow Way at about the same time. The other driver was broadsided by Tuell, and both trucks came to rest north of the intersection. The other driver was transported to an area hospital with a complaint of pain. The 10 year old grand-daughter was also transported to an area hospital with a complaint of pain. As reported on the Antioch Herald Facebook page the night of the collision “The male driver (Tuell) of the white 2016 Ford F-150 claimed the driver of the Chevrolet Avalanche ‘blew through the stop sign’ and ‘totaled’ his ‘brand new truck.’ But a witness driving a truck behind the Chevy on Wicklow Way said the Chevy came to a stop then proceeded into the intersection where it was struck by the Ford whichwas continuing to head north on Slatten Ranch Road past the intersection about 35 MPH toward a dead end. The driver of the Ford (Tuell) smelled of alcohol and when asked if he’d been drinking said he’d only had one beer.” Tuell was found to be intoxicated and refused field sobriety tests at the scene. He was ultimately transported to an area hospital for complaints of pain but was later released and transported to County Jail for felony DUI. (See photo above and additional photos on the Herald Facebook page).
  • 2/11/17 at 3:23 pm, an officer conducted a pedestrian stop on subjects loitering at a vacant building on W. 19th St. During the contact, it was discovered that a 32 year old Giovan Espinoza and 38 year old Hector Pozo had multiple warrants for their arrest. Both males were taken into custody without incident and transported to County Jail.
  • 2/11/17 at 2:07 am, officers responded to the area of Minaker Dr. and Jacobsen St. for the report of a collision heard in the area. On arrival, 33 year old Carl Simmons was contacted on Minaker Dr. as he was exiting his damaged vehicle. He was not injured, but found to be extremely intoxicated. Simmons collided with two of his neighbors’ vehicles on his way home. Simmons was found to be on probation for prior DUI convictions and booked into County Jail.
  • 2/11/17 at 2:06 am, 34 year old Tiffany Hill was contacted during a vehicle stop. She was found to have a warrant for her arrest and taken into custody without incident. She was released at the scene on a signed Promise to Appear with a new court date.
  • 2/11/17 at 12:01 am, an officer located an occupied stolen vehicle in the parking lot of the Ramada Inn on Mahogany Wy. 32 year-old Noel Santillan was contacted inside of the vehicle and arrested for being in possession of the stolen vehicle. Santillan was found to have a probation violation warrant from a prior stolen vehicle case. Santillan was booked into County Jail.
  • 2/10/17 at 11:34 pm, officers attempted to stop a vehicle for vehicle code violations on A St. at Hwy 4. The driver, later identified as 18 year old David Ruiz, initially slowed but then entered westbound Hwy 4 and refused to stop while he and the other occupants began throwing objects out the vehicle’s windows. Ruiz exited at the next exit onto L St. and attempted to go northbound. Ruiz damaged his vehicle’s left front tire when he struck the center median. The pursuit ended when Ruiz was unable to negotiate a bend in the road on William Reed Rd. and struck a parked vehicle. Ruiz and his passengers, a 16 year old male and a 17 year old female, were all taken into custody without incident. Ruiz was intoxicated and booked into County Jail for DUI and evading police. Both of the juveniles were released at the scene to their parents per PC 849(b). The items that were discarded were found to be alcohol containers.
  • 2/10/17 at 8:55 am, officers were dispatched to Shell Gas Station on Auto Center Dr. for an assault that occurred. Officers arrived shortly after the call was dispatched and contacted an employee who had extremely hot water thrown on her face by two males that were not allowed at the store. Officers checked the area for the suspects and located 26 year old Darrin Hughes and 27 year old Lewis Butler at Valero on Somersville Road. Both Hughes and Butler fled on foot but were apprehended after short foot pursuits. The victim identified Butler as the responsible who threw the hot water on her face. Butler was arrested for felony assault and resisting arrest. He was booked in the County Jail. Hughes was given a citation at the scene for resisting arrest.
  • 2/9/17 at 4:41 pm, officers were dispatched to the area of Johnny’s Market on W. 9th St. for a medical call. Officers learned of a possible battery that occurred at the location. Officers contacted 30 year old Juan Montes in the area, and he was found to have a felony warrant for his arrest. Montes was arrested without incident and booked into County Jail.
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