The Antioch Police Activities League will be hosting the first “Legos and the Law” activity on Saturday, August 22, 2015. From 9-11 am, Antioch Police Chief Allan Cantando and other members of the police department will be on hand to help Antioch residents between the ages of 5-10 build some cool Lego creations.
This event is only for the first 25 children who RSVP. No walk-ins will be allowed to participate. Please see the attached flyer for more details, including how to register.
“Legos and the law will be a fun experience for our kids,” said Cantando. “This is typically a demographic we do not serve, so I am excited we are doing this. I am hopeful the kids will see the officers in a fun setting and have positive memories moving forward. These events serve as strategic planning sessions to hopefully entice our next generation of youth to become police officers.”
Who: Antioch residents ages 5 to 10 with a parent or guardian
When: Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
On June 17, at about 12:27 AM, Antioch Police Officers responded to the 1800 Block of Cavallo Road for a report of shots fired. Officers arrived and located three people suffering from gunshot wounds. Two of the subjects were declared deceased at the scene and the third person (44 year old female from Antioch) was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
During the investigation of this case it was learned that one of the deceased subjects (25 year old Clydedale Hoskin of Antioch) and two other suspects (Julian Johnson 26 out of San Pablo and Miguel Gutierrez 25 out of Antioch) approached a group of people in the 1800 Block of Cavallo Road and attempted to rob the group at gunpoint.
During the robbery Hoskin fired rounds at the person who suffered non-life threatening injuries. One of the victims of the robbery was armed with a firearm and shot at Hoskin to protect the other people being robbed, ultimately killing Hoskin.
Gutierrez then fired at the group and fatally wounded a female victim, Adrian Craig of Antioch (28 years old). During the investigation it was learned that Teresa O’Sullivan of Antioch (44 years old) aided the suspects in this case after the murder.
On July 28, The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office filed Murder, Attempted Murder, Robbery and Weapons charges against Gutierrez and Johnson. Gutierrez was taken into custody by Antioch Police Detectives on July 9 without incident and was being held on unrelated charges.
Johnson turned himself in to Antioch Police Detectives on July 24. Gutierrez and Johnson are in custody and being held without bail.
The District Attorney’s Office also filed Accessory to Murder After the Fact and Weapons charges against O’Sullivan. O’Sullivan was taken into custody by Antioch Police Detectives on July 28 without incident and is being held on $650,000 bail.
This is Antioch’s 2nd homicide in 2015.
On 6/17/15 at approximately 0027 hours, Antioch Police Officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 1800 block of Cavallo Road. When officers arrived they found an adult female and an adult male deceased from apparent gunshot wounds. A third victim was also located on scene. The third victim was also an adult female and had sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound and was transported to an area hospital to be treated. This case is being investigated by the Antioch Police Department Investigations Bureau. We are in the preliminary stages of the investigation and no further information will be released at this time.
Between July 16-22 the Antioch Police Department had 1,520 calls for service which netted 55 arrests according to Antioch City Manager Steve Duran.
Of those arrests, 26 were felony, 29 misdemeanors along with 1 DUI. Here is a recap of events provided in the City Manager, Steve Durans, weekly report.
APD & CHP Issued 74 Traffic Tickets During the morning hours of 7/21/2014, four California Highway Patrol motors officers worked with Antioch Traffic Motor Officer Solari enforcing various vehicle code violations in Antioch. In approximately four hours, these officers wrote 74 hazardous moving citations, towed one vehicle and gave five warnings.
The most egregious violation was a motorist traveling approximately 68 miles per hour in a 35 mile an hour zone.
Man Arrested After Traffic Collision
On 7/22/2015 at 11:59 pm, officers responded to the 2000 block of Mokelumne Dr. on the report of a traffic collision. Upon their arrivals, officers located a Chevy Silverado parked on the side yard of a home next to a tree. A male was sitting in the drivers’ seat of the truck and was the sole occupant. He was identified as 23 year old Daniel Estrada. Estrada was not injured but was exhibiting symptoms of being intoxicated. He was placed under arrest and transported to the county jail where he submitted to a blood draw. It was determined Estrada did not reside at the residence.
Man Arrested After Trespassing and Probation Violation
On 7/21/2015 at 10:26 am, officers responded to the Starbucks at 2504 Somersville Rd. regarding 53 year old Michael McKee, who is a habitual aggressive panhandler. He was recently given several trespass notices for this location and advised not to return. When warned today, he was belligerent with the employees and refused to leave. When officers arrived, McKee attempting to flee. He was arrested for trespass and a probation violation and booked at the county jail.
Man Arrested After Jewelry Store Burglaries
On 7/21/2015 at 8:12 am, an officer was patrolling W.20th St. and saw 31 year old Deandre Brewer in a parked vehicle. The officer was aware Brewer had a warrant issued as a result of a Brentwood PD investigation regarding (4) jewelry store burglaries. As officers converged on the area, Brewer fled at a high rate of speed in the vehicle and officers gave chase. Brewer’s female passenger attempted to exit the car prior to the pursuit, but he pulled her into the car and held onto her. She told Brewer to stop and to let her out several times, but he refused. When she attempted to exit the car, he continued pulling her back. Brewer ran a stop sign at Drake and “G” Street and was struck by a passing vehicle. The collision disabled Brewer’s car and he fled on-foot. Officers gave chase and Brewer was quickly taken into custody. There were no injuries as a result of the collision. Brewer was medically cleared at SDMH and later transported to the MDF. A large amount of jewelry was recovered in the car, and it was determined to be loot from an Antioch jewelry store burglary earlier that morning. Antioch and Brentwood Police Detectives are working together on this investigation. Brewer was booked at the county jail.
Man Arrested On Outstanding Warrant
On 7/21/2015 at 1:34 am, an officer observed 31 year old Christopher Martin walking in an alley in the 2300 block of Peppertree Way. He made contact with Martin and a records check revealed he had an outstanding arrest warrant for possession of a controlled substance as well as being a felon in possession of a firearm. Martin was arrested for the warrant and booked at the county jail.
Man Arrested on Outstanding Warrant
On 7/20/2015 at 11:32 pm, an officer was patrolling the area of the 2500 block of Somersville Rd. and observed 34 year old Melvin Russell walking in the area. The officer was aware Russell had an outstanding arrest warrant for petty theft. Russell was contacted, arrested, and later released with a new court date.
Man Asleep in Stolen Vehicle Arrested
On 7/20/2015 at 8:40 pm, officers responded to a suspicious vehicle call in the area of Oakley Road and Viera Avenue. Upon their arrival, they located the vehicle and ran the license plate. The vehicle license plate returned stolen out of Antioch. Officers located 41 year old Juan Fernandez asleep inside the vehicle. Fernandez was taken into custody without incident and later booked at the county jail.
Female Arrested on Outstanding Warrant
On 7/20/2015 at 4:59 pm, an officer observed 26 year old Jessica Tourville walking near W.10th and “L” streets. The officer knew her from prior contacts and ran her for warrants. She had an outstanding arrest warrant for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Tourville was taken into custody and booked at the county jail.
Man With Blood Alcohol Level of .23 Arrested after 5 car accident On 7/19/2015 at 8:45 PM, officers responded to a report of a five car collision at Deer Valley Rd. and Bluerock Dr. When officers arrived they determined George Loftus, 46 years old, was traveling on Bluerock Dr. and attempted to make a right turn on to Deer Valley Rd. Loftus failed to properly negotiate the turn which resulted in his vehicle traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of traffic. He collided with several vehicles. One person was transported to the hospital and another was treated at the scene and released. Loftus exhibited symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol and was arrested for drunk driving with injuries. Loftus completed a breath test and had a .23 BAC. He was booked at the county jail.
Man Tased, Arrested After Resisting Arrest
On 7/19/2015 at 1:45 am, an officer saw a suspicious vehicle parked in the church lot at E.18th St. and Evergreen Ave. The vehicles passenger door was open. The officer approached the car and found 48 year old Tyree Conerly occupying the passenger seat. A cover officer arrived and a warrant check revealed Conerly had an outstanding arrest warrant for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia with a bail of $7500. When told he had a warrant, Conerly replied that he did not have a warrant and was not going to return to jail. Conerly refused to exit the car and resisted when the Officers tried to remove him. Conerly grabbed on to one officer and the second officer tased him. Conerly was taken into custody without further incident and was booked at the county jail.
Trio Smoking Marijuana Leads to Arrest, Later Cite Released
On 7/18/2015 at 6:06 pm, officers responded to the 4200 block of Reimche Dr. regarding a suspicious vehicle occupied by at least two males who were possibly smoking marijuana. When officers arrived, they located the vehicle with three occupants inside who had been smoking marijuana. One of the occupants was identified as 23 year old Luis Augustine-Munoz. A records check revealed he was on probation for weapons charges. A search of his person revealed both cocaine and methamphetamine. He was arrested and later cite released on his charges. The other occupants were released at the scene.
Suspect Arrested on Multiple Warrant Charges
On 7/17/2015 at 1:41 pm, an officer contacted 24 year old David Ralph-Thomason in the Romi’s parking lot at 418 East 18th St. The officer was aware Ralph-Thomason had an outstanding arrest warrant with No Bail for Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Resisting Arrest and Failure to Comply with Probation. Ralph-Thomason was taken into custody without incident and booked into the county jail.
Suspect Arrested After Short Pursuit Through Yards
On 7/17/15 at 10:00 am, 34 year old Michael Kyle was spotted exiting a stolen car near W.5th and “D” streets. When the officer attempted to contact him, he fled through the rear yards of several residences. A perimeter was quickly established. Kyle was taken into custody a couple blocks away without incident by a perimeter unit who was partnered with a canine. He was booked at the county jail on vehicle theft charges and resisting arrest. He was also determined to have an outstanding arrest warrant for failing to appear in court.
Firearms Located, 3 Arrested on Lemontree
On 7/16/2015 at 8:30 pm, officers responded to 2109 Lemontree Way on the report of a subject possessing a handgun. Officers arrived at the location and made contact with 30 year old Andre Young, 25 year old Jarrik McKinney and 20 year old Clinton Wilson. Officers located two loaded handguns in the bushes where the trio was standing. One of the guns was reported stolen during an armed robbery in San Leandro. All three males were arrested and booked at the county jail.
Man Arrested on Outstanding Warrant
On 7/16/2015 at 8:54 am, an officer observed 32 year old Joshua Jacobson in the 7-11 store located at 2700 Hillcrest Avenue. The officer was aware Jacobson had an outstanding No Bail warrant for violating the conditions of his release. Jacobson ran outside as he saw officers approaching and was detained in the parking lot. A short struggle ensured and he was taken into custody. He was later booked at the county jail.
On July 27, Concord Police officers were dispatched at 3:06 pm to the city of Pittsburg to conduct a stolen vehicle/kidnapping investigation involving a vehicle from a dealership in Concord.
The victim, an employee of the dealership, had managed to escape from the suspect to call police.
The preliminary investigation indicates that a suspect entered the dealership and went for a test drive with a vehicle and employee from that dealership. While on the test drive, the suspect informed the victim that he was stealing the car and that he, the victim, was being kidnapped.
The suspect was in the city of Pittsburg where the victim was able to escape from the suspect by getting out of the car while it was stopped. The victim then called the police.
The suspect fled the area and was later apprehended by Antioch Police after a vehicle accident on Lone Tree Way just before 3:50 pm. The suspect fled the scene and later located on Mahua Way & Eucalyptus Way.
The suspect was arrested and later transported to County jail for Kidnapping, resisting arrest, and for stealing a car. The suspect’s identity has not been confirmed at this time and we are unable to release any identifying information.
According to Concord Police, this is still an on-going, investigation and no additional information will be released to the public at this time.
Anyone with additional information on this case is asked to call the Investigations division at 671-3030. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call the Concord Police Department Tip- line at (925) 603-5836.
On July 21 at 8:12 am, an officer was patrolling W.20th St. and saw 31 year old Deandre Brewer in a parked vehicle. The officer was aware Brewer had a warrant issued as a result of a Brentwood PD investigation regarding (4) jewelry store burglaries.
As officers converged on the area, Brewer fled at a high rate of speed in the vehicle and officers gave chase.
Brewer’s female passenger attempted to exit the car prior to the pursuit, but he pulled her into the car and held onto her. She told Brewer to stop and to let her out several times, but he refused. When she attempted to exit the car, he continued pulling her back.
Brewer ran a stop sign at Drake and “G” Street and was struck by a passing vehicle.
The collision disabled Brewer’s car and he fled on-foot. Officers gave chase and Brewer was quickly taken into custody by 8:35 am according to radio traffic.
There were no injuries as a result of the collision. Brewer was medically cleared at SDMH and later transported to the MDF.
A large amount of jewelry was recovered in the car, and it was determined to be loot from an Antioch jewelry store burglary earlier that morning.
Antioch and Brentwood Police Detectives are working together on this investigation. Brewer was booked at the county jail.
Antioch Police Chief Allan Cantando reported over the weekend that the Police Department participated in a special operation specifically targeting juveniles out and about in violation of the night time curfew law, which prohibits those 17 and younger from being in a public place between 11pm-5am.
During this curfew sweep, 14 juveniles were contacted, issued citations, and subsequently released to their parent/guardian.
Juvenile curfew laws are established to promote the safety of those under the age of 18, whose inexperience renders them particularly vulnerable to becoming participants in unlawful activity, or being victimized by others who commit crimes.
The Antioch Police Department cares about our young citizens and encourages parents/guardians to have thoughtful discussions with their children to help keep them off the streets at night.
Between July 13-19, the Antioch Police Department had 1,502 calls for service down from last weeks 1,573 calls for service. Due to the high number of calls, we have broken down the stats to a sampling of some of the higher-priority calls.
Wasting little time grabbing the lead, Richard Papenhausen won the 20 lap DIRTcar Late Model Main Event Saturday night at Antioch Speedway. Papenhausen grabbed the lead from Anthony Restad with a Turn 4 pass on lap four and set sail for his sixth feature win of the season. He won by over a straightaway, leaving the battle for second.
Restad had his hands full with previous winner Troy Foulger making several attempts to get by him. However, Restad ran a good race and held off Foulger’s every advances for his second runner up finish of the season. Foulger settled for third with point leader Jeff Decker right behind him in fourth.
Anthony Giuliani won his second 20 lap Sport Mod Main Event of the season. Giuliani grabbed the lead from Ron Brown with a Turn 2 pass on lap seven. Fifth row starter Fred Ryland worked his way into second and briefly grabbed the lead on lap 16 before drifting up in Turn 3 and falling back to fourth. Guiliani led the rest of the way for a well earned victory ahead of Patti Ryland and Paul Mulder.
Jeff Lee returned for the first time since the season opener and won the 20 lap Wingless Spec Sprint Main Event. Lee led all 20 laps for the victory. During the final 10 laps, Lee had point leader Kyle Bakkie and Jimmy Perry III right behind him. Perry tried several times to slip by Bakkie on the inside, but it was Bakkie grabbing the runner up finish. Perry settled for third.
David Teves picked up his fourth 20 lap Main Event win of the season to increase his Dwarf Car point lead. Teves rapidly worked his way up to the front from tenth starting and grabbed the lead from Pat Urdahl on a lap nine restart. Urdahl had led from the start and settled for a season best second place finish ahead of Adam Teves. The race had just one caution flag, and the lead five cars ran in close formation at the end as Josh Miller and Kevin Miraglio rounded out the Top 5.
Kimo Oreta grabbed his sixth 20 lap Hobby Stock feature win of the season. The current point leader Oreta started on the front row and led the entire distance for the victory. After Michael Cooper and then Danny Jones had mechanical issues while running second, Jordan Swank held off Calvin Louis Jr. and Chris Long in a close battle for a career best second place finish.
Racing resumes next Saturday night at Antioch Speedway with a five division show that will include IMCA Modifieds, MCA Sport Modifieds, Wingless Spec Sprints, Dwarf Cars and Hobby Stocks.
July 25 Race Results
DIRTcar Late Models
Heat Winners (6 Laps)-Richard Papenhausen, Troy Foulger. Main Event (20 laps)-Papenhausen, Anthony Restad, Foulger, Jeff Decker, John Soares Jr.
IMCA Sport Modifieds
Heat Winners (6 Laps)-Ron Brown, Trevor Clymens. Main Event (20 Laps)-Anthony Giuliani, Patti Ryland, Paul Mulder, Al Sotomayor, K.C. Keller.
Wingless Spec Sprints
Heat Winners (6 Laps)-Marcus Smith, Kyle Bakkie. Main Event (20 Laps)-Jeff Lee, Bakkie, Jimmy Perry III, Alan Miranda, Pete Carlotto.
Heat Winners (6 Laps)-Josh Miller, Jerry Doty, David Teves. Main Event (20 Laps)-D. Teves, Pat Urdahl, Adam Teves, Miller, Kevin Miraglio.
Heat Winners (6 Laps)- Joey Ridgeway, Cameron Swank. Main Event (20 Laps)-Oreta, Jordan Swank, Calvin Louis Jr., Chris Long, Ridgeway.
The Antioch Police Department and California Highway Patrol teamed up Tuesday to enforce traffic laws within Antioch city limits. The efforts paid off as they netted 74-traffic citations.
In a 4-hour period, to go along with the citations, police gave 5-warnings, towed 1-vehicle, and the highest recorded speed was a 68-mph in a 35-mph zone on Lone Tree Way.
“We are going to continue to use allied agencies to assist our crime reduction and traffic enforcement,” said Antioch Police Chief Allan Cantando.
This is now the second time in a month where CHP have assisted Antioch Police to provide assistance for the traffic unit. Back in late June, CHP and Antioch worked together to net 70-citations focusing on Lone Tree Way, Hillcrest and Gentrytown areas.
Combined, the two efforts have resulted in 144 traffic tickets.
According to Chief Cantando, the traffic unit is currently a single man patrol and the officer is writing anywhere from 15-25 tickets per shift. As revenue becomes available, Cantando says there are plans to expand the traffic unit.