The Antioch Police Department announced Tuesday morning that two suspects in connection with the shooting of a 7-Eleven Clerk during a robbery have been arrested.
According to Acting Antioch Police Lieutenant Thomas Fuhrmann, police are currently investigating the robbery of a 7 Eleven store located at 4901 Lone Tree Way in Antioch.
The robbery occurred at 11:50 pm on November 30 where during the robbery, one of the clerks in the store was shot. The clerk was transported to an area hospital where he underwent surgery and is expected to recover.
Shortly after the robbery, an Antioch Police Officer located a vehicle believed to have been involved in the robbery. The vehicle was stopped and two suspects were taken into custody without incident.
Fuhrmann said the information is preliminary as the investigation is ongoing at this hour and an update is expected later in the day.
The Celebrate Antioch Foundation announced “last call” for those who want to participate in Antioch’s Holiday DeLites Parade set for December 5 in downtown parade.
The event is being put on by Celebrate Antioch Foundation and begins at 3:30 pm in Downtown Antioch on Second Street. The deadline to submit an application to participate has been extended. Click here for a Parade Application
PARADE ROUTE: West 2nd Street and E Street to I Street, around City Hall to 3rd Street and return to the dirt lot at 3rd and D Street. Santa Claus will stop and stage in the City Hall parking lot.
Following the parade, there will be a lighted boat show on the river and an appearance by Santa and Mrs. Clause.
On Tuesday, the Antioch City Council unanimously adopted a motion to direct staff to develop a city Ordinance that would ban medical marijuana cultivation.
This is in response to the State of California adopting AB 266, the “Medical Cannabis Regulation and Control Act”, which comprehensively addresses several aspects of the medical use of marijuana, including its cultivation. The measure has been signed into law by Governor Brown.
The City of Antioch has until March 1, 2016 to adopt an ordinance. If they do not, then local prohibition/regulation will be precluded, and the State will have exclusive jurisdiction. However, the law does provide that the State will not issue a license for the cultivation of medical marijuana if a local agency has prohibited cultivation, or adopted regulations, prior to March 1, 2016.
Antioch City Manager Steve Duran stated the State of California gave cities very little time to craft and thoughtfully resolve or think about the issue.
“My perspective is that its easier to ban it now and brass it down from that then I would be to let it go and then try and have to tighten it after the State puts up the walls. They create these problems because they do not give the cities enough time to really give much input or give much time to think about these things,” said Duran.
According to the Staff report, Proposition 215 establishes guidelines for the number of plants for a user of medical marijuana which is six mature plants or 12 immature (without buds) plants.
City Staff and Legal explained the options the council could take from “doing nothing” to “regulating” to “prohibition”.
The council ultimately chose to prohibit it outright which will require those in need of medical marijuana to find it outside the city after hearing from Antioch Police Chief Allan Cantando.
“I would like to see a prohibition. I’ve talked to the city manager about this and we have seen where we have had cultivation, we have seen theft and in some cases resulted in homicides. I will tell you we have legally uses for other drugs such as methadone. Its creating a nuisance for those residents,” explained Cantando. “We ban it right now and lighten it later would be the best course of action at this time.”
Councilwoman Monica Wilson noted the issues at the methadone clinic, but asked about specific incidents at illegal grow houses.
Chief Cantando explained that the illegal grow houses are found through smell of marijuana or massive fire at the residence because they bypass PG&E. He highlighted these incidents are a burden not only to staff time because they are labor intensive, but they also have to store the evidence before it can legally be destroyed.
“Its labor intensive for police department and allowing it and regulating it we have many quality of life issues that have to be addressed. This is just one more burden that staff will have to be tasked with with even if the process is not burdensome for he public,” explained Cantando.
Chief Cantando also noted the police department was currently focused on violent crime reduction, reducing call times and that allowing this would impact the police department in negative ways.
Mayor Pro Tem Lori Ogorchuck asked how the police department could regulate someone growing the marijuana and then reselling it and if it would be an issue. Cantando replied that would be an issue.
“The Federal Government is saying the cultivation and possession of marijuana is illegal. That is where the state and Federal Government conflict. I’ve always been of the mindset that we should all be on the same page and not conflict with the Federal Law,” said Cantando.
Antioch resident Gil Murillo encouraged the council to place a prohibition.
“This is a bedroom community and we want to be nice to our neighbors, not be snitches. We respect each other, but at the same idea of the whole idea is there are different mentalities to obtain marijuana. There are dispensaries outside the area,” said Murillo. “But I think its most important we do not have the governance in place to really maintain this. From the state perspective, it’s a violation of HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) right there. You can’t really tell who has it in the city or who owns those cards. That is protected information. I am hoping that we can prohibit this in our city. We need our neighbors to be more friendly to one another.”
Joe Salazar, an 18-year-Antioch resident and San Francisco Police officer for 20 years and currently an assigned to gangs and narcotics supervising an undercover team within the city, encouraged all cities to have a prohibition in place until the state acts.
“Regarding AB 266, I encourage you all including the city attorney to actually read it a little more thoroughly and understand it. In 2016, in January the state will enact it this and it will become a law. What is going to happen is the state will allow people to have licenses. There is not going to be any permits, you are going to have a license to be able to grow, cultivate, manufacture, transport medical marijuana in the state of California,” said Salazar. “If we do not have an don’t have some sort of ordinance or act quick the state will issue these licenses and if Antioch does not have anything in place, you might find a dispensary, a lab or manufacturing place in our city. I think everyone should at least have a prohibition in place and can ratchet it down later.”
Salazar further highlighted that given his experience, it is not the outside grows to be worried about, but rather the grows inside homes.
“Cultivation inside our homes has led to tremendous amount of fires, explosions. When manufacturing becomes legal in in the State of Californian in January, we are talking about honey oil labs, we are talking about things that will cause a tremendous amount of health hazards, and not only environmental due to the chemicals used to manufacture honey oil so if the city does the do nothing approach and allows the state and go by state law the city has no control of what happens. Licenses will be issued and nobody here will know how or why, but that is going to happen. It’s state law,” said Salazar.
Salazar then directed comments to Councilman Tony Tiscareno who earlier asked if the council had all the facts and data who provided him with some.
“These medical marijuana cards, probably in your 90% they are not even real cards. The state has a card program set up, but it’s only voluntary so probably your older generation who has cancer or cataracts is going to get one from the state,” said Salazar. “I would like to help you guys with this ordinance.”
Mayor Wade Harper noted that this topic came up in the past with dispensaries.
“I didn’t support that and I don’t support this. I extensively read the material and this is not good for Antioch, our youth, and so I am for the prohibition at this time,” said Harper.
Prior to voting, Councilman Tony Tiscareno clarified his position stated he didn’t condone marijuana.
Motion was approved to move forward to direct staff to direct staff to draft a Prohibition Ordinance. Approved 5-0.
Councilwoman Vanessa Perry stated that she was in favor of some kind of ordinance, just not the one previously presented by staff.
Oakley will be proposing a regulation that would restrict outdoor cultivation to six mature plants and 12-immature plants which is the minimum number set by state law. The goal is to eliminate large scale cultivation from entering the City of Oakley.
On November 25 at approximately 4:43 pm, Antioch Police were dispatched to the 500 block of W. 9th Street for a custody dispute involving a 9-month-old female. Officers arrived on scene and contacted the child’s mother, a 19 year old Antioch resident.
The child’s mother reported that during an argument, her estranged husband, a 20 year old resident of Waterford, took their 9-month-old child and fled in a vehicle that did not have a car seat, while also driving recklessly. She reported that she continued to argue with the father via cell phone at which point he made threats to kill himself and the child.
The child and her father were eventually located at an apartment in Waterford. The child was not harmed and was returned to her mother. The child’s father was arrested for criminal threats and an unrelated felony warrant from Sacrament County.
No further information was provided and the information provided by the Police Department was considered preliminary.
The Antioch Police are looking into an assault Tuesday that left a 61-year-old female hospitalized after she was attacked by 3-black males just after 10:00 am.
The assault occurred in the parking lot at the Commons at Dallas Ranch at the Assisted Living Facility on Dallas Ranch Road.
Police stated Tuesday night that they did not believe this was a robbery attempt because they did not take any possessions from the female such as her wallet, car keys or other items. Police said the female suffered a scratch to her head and bruises to the arms. They were not aware of any other injuries.
According to a close friend of the victim, she says the injures included a fractured pelvic bone which has multiple fractures. She is looking at 8-weeks in a nursing home for her recovery. The victim also sustained multiple bruises to her face and body. She also suffered multiple hematoma’s to the head, arms, and legs.
The friend also explained the incident as told to her which the victim was headed to see her mother when she was approached by a black male who asked for directions. While talking, another guy walked up behind her and hit her in the head. The three proceeded to assault her in the parking lot before leaving.
Oakland, CA — In the early morning hours of Tuesday, November 24, 2015, the Oakland Police Department Ceasefire Team and 14 Bay Area law enforcement agencies served 20 search warrants.
Fourteen warrants were served in Oakland. Other warrants were served in Antioch, Dublin, Sacramento, San Lorenzo, Stockton, and Tracy. The warrants were issued for crimes such as double homicide (September 2015), shooting, robbery, and weapons violations.
This morning’s arrests culminate an operation that started in early October.
• To date, 30 arrests have been made (18 this morning)
• To date, 25 guns have been recovered (7 this morning)
Hundreds of officers from neighboring law enforcement agencies participated in the warrant sweep. Police departments involved included Alameda, Antioch (Rockrose Ct.), Berkeley, Concord, Fremont, San Ramon, Stockton, and Union City/Newark. The Sacramento Sheriff’s offices and the East County Tactical Operations Team (Pleasanton and Livermore) also participated. Other participating agencies included the U.S. Marshals, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, and Oakland Housing Authority.
The Oakland Police Department continues to work in collaboration with our community partners and allied law enforcement agencies to reduce violent crime and make our communities safer.
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The Antioch Police Department announced the arrest of a 43-year-old woman in connection with an assault of a 69-year-old man in the 2300 block of Peppertree Way.
The incident occurred on November 19 at 4:47pm where police say this incident was brought to the attention of the Antioch Police Department after receiving a 911 call from 43 year old Lisa Parker of Antioch.
She advised she had just assaulted the 69 year old victim and left him on the floor of the residence as she walked to a relative’s house some distance away and called the police from there. Parker was immediately contacted at her location while officers went to the Peppertree Way address and found the victim unconscious.
Police say Parker and the victim have known each other for some time.
Parker was taken into custody and booked into the Contra Costa County Jail where she is being held on $2.235 million bail on charges which include:
PC 12022(b)(1) Use of a Weapon During a Felony
PC 12022.7 GBI Causing Coma or Paralysis
PC 205 Aggravated Mayhem
PC 273.5 Spousal Abuse
PC 368 Elder Abuse
PC 664/187 Attempted Murder
The victim remains in critical condition at an area hospital.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Vanderpool with the Antioch Police Department at (925)779-6988. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH
On Monday, the Antioch Police Department identified 18-year-old Marcos Villazon of Pittsburg as the victim in the city’s sixth homicide of 2015.
The shooting occurred at 9:00 pm Saturday in the 1400 block of Sycamore Drive in Antioch. A 18-year-old male out of Antioch and a 24-year-old male out of Pittbsurg were also wounded in the shooting, but their injuries were not considered life threatening. Neither victim was identified by police.
Police said Saturday that the 3 victims all knew each other and were outside of an apartment smoking when they were approached by subjects unknown to them. As the unknown subjects approached the victims they began shooting at them, striking all 3 victims. The suspects fled the area after the shooting and are outstanding.
Antioch Police stated the investigation is still ongoing and no further information will be released at this time.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Colley with the Antioch Police Department at (925) 779-6922. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH
According to City Manager Steve Duran, the Antioch Police Department had 1,604 calls for service netting 80 arrests between November 12-18.
Of those arrests, 35 were felony and 45 were misdemeanor. They also had 2 DUI arrest.
On 11/18/2015 at 11:10 pm, 32 year old Ahmadi Allochuku of Pittsburg entered Denny’s at 2006 Somersville Rd. He seated himself and then began accusing staff of helping other patrons out of order. Allochuku then used his cell phone to record several staff members while accusing them of being racist and refusing to serve him. One of the waitresses held a menu up in front of Allochuku’s cell phone to stop him from recording her. This made Allochuku upset and he punched the waitress several times in the face with a closed fist, causing her to lose consciousness and sustain a possible broken nose. Police arrived and placed Allochuku without incident for felony assault. He was booked at the county jail. The victim was transported via ambulance to a local hospital for treatment.
On 11/18/2015 at 4:28 am, officers contacted 46 year old Jason Simmons of San Jose at the Shell Gas Station at 2701 Hillcrest Avenue. A records check revealed he had an outstanding arrest warrant for being a parolee at large. He also had an additional outstanding arrest warrant issued by Santa Clara County Superior Court for transportation/sales of a controlled substance, being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
On 11/17/2015 at 11:16 pm, officers responded to an alarm at the Ace Hardware Store at 501 Sunset Lane. When they arrived a police canine was used to conduct a security check of the fenced and secured yard. After an announcement was given that a police canine was going to be used to do so, the dog was deployed into the yard. Jesse Brant, 25 years old, was located concealed behind stacked merchandise. Brant refused to come out of his hiding place and began punching the canine. Brant fought with officers and was eventually taken into custody for burglary. Brant received treatment at SDMH for dog bites and was later booked at the county jail.
On 11/17/15 at 3:09 pm, officers conducted a traffic stop at W.19th and “C” streets on a Lincoln Navigator. The driver, 42 year old Samuel Cox had a suspended drivers’ license. A search of the vehicle yielded a loaded .40 caliber Desert Eagle pistol. Cox has a felony conviction for voluntary manslaughter. He was arrested without incident and later booked at the county jail.
On 11/17/2015 at 11:36 am, officers responded to the report of loiterers at J&S Auto Glass at 1530 W 10th St. Officers contacted several subjects, including 49 year old Pamela Washington. A records check revealed she had an outstanding arrest warrant charging forgery, possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance. She was taken into custody and booked at the county jail.
On 11/17 2015 at 1:08 am, officers responded to the Goodwill Store at 2701 W.10th St. regarding an alarm. When officers arrived, they detained 29 year old Blain Oksanen, who was leaving the location. After an announcement it was going to occur, a police canine was deployed in order to accomplish a security check of the locked and secured yard. Officers and the canine located 32 year old Miranda Mirati and 31 year old Melissa Leyendecker, within the yard. A stolen vehicle was parked nearby. The car contained items tying those arrested to the vehicle. Mirati was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment regarding a dog bite. Oksanen, Leyendecker, and Mirati were booked at the county jail.
On 11/162015 at 11:00 pm, an officer located a vehicle at “C” and W.19th streets with a stolen license plate affixed to it. The officer detained, 26 year old Jacob Flynn, who was seated in the in the drivers’ seat of the Honda Civic. A records check of the vehicle identification number revealed it was too was reported stolen. Flynn was taken into custody without incident for auto theft and an outstanding felony arrest warrant charging auto theft. He was booked at the county jail.
On 11/16/2016 at 12:06 pm, officers responded to 201 W.6th St. regarding a realtor discovering a trespasser in a vacant home. When officers arrived, they detained 34 year old Michael Kyle as he exited the house. Kyle was arrested without incident and later released on a signed promise to appear.
On 11/16/2015 at 0956 am, officers contacted 29 year old Ryan Freedle who was with a group of loiterers behind the Target store at 5769 Lonetree Way. A records check indicated he had an outstanding arrest warrant for vandalism and failing to appear in court. Freedle was arrested and later booked at the county jail.
On 11/15/2015 at 11:44 pm, an officer was patrolling the Cavallo Rd. area and saw 33 year Thomas Salazar walking in the parking lot of the Executive Inn. The officer was aware Salazar had an outstanding no bail arrest warrant charging burglary. Salazar fled on foot when he saw the officer. The officer gave chase on foot and Salazar eventually gave up at Joseph Avenue and Dennis Drive. Salazar was arrested without further incident and later booked at the county jail.
On 11/15/2015 at 9:00 am, officers responded to an alarm at Clear Comm at 2520 Sycamore Dr. When officers arrived, 24 year old James Yingling was detained in front of the business. A records check revealed Yingling had two outstanding arrest warrants charging failure to appear, resisting arrest and possession of burglary tools. Officers determined the business was broken into via the back door. Officers reviewed surveillance video and determined Yingling was not one of the burglars. Yingling was booked at the county jail. Officers continue to investigate the burglary.
On 11/15/2015 at 1:39 am, officers responded to the 1600 block of Poppy way regarding a suspicious vehicle. They made contact with the occupant of the vehicle, 41 year old Richard Willis of Pittsburg. A records check determined Willis was a sex registrant who was out of compliance. Willis was arrested without incident and booked at the county jail.
On 11/14/2015 at 5:00 pm, officers were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle call at Skipolini’s Pizza at 901 Fitzuren Road. The vehicle was reportedly running and had a window broken out. Officers made contact with occupant of the vehicle, 30 year old Kyle Chilcote. He was exhibiting symptoms of being under the influence of a controlled substance. He was arrested for DUI and later booked at the county jail.
On 11/14/2015 at 6:59 am, officers responded to the report of a stolen vehicle parked at the Double Dragon restaurant at 2621 Somersville Rd. When officers arrived, they met with the vehicle’s owner who reported her vehicle was missing from in front of her home when she awoke that morning. She drove around the area searching for her car and found it parked at the restaurant. The vehicle was running and occupied by two sleeping subjects. Officers arrested 29 year old Felipe Gonzalez and detained the other subject. After conducting a further investigation, Gonzalez was booked for auto theft at the county jail and the second subject was released.
On 11/14/2015 at 12:46 pm, officers contacted 18 year old Jalil Johnson at the Sycamore Square shopping center located at 1092 Sycamore Dr. He was found to be in possession of marijuana and paraphernalia used in the sale of marijuana. Johnson was arrested for possession for sale of marijuana and later booked at the county jail.
On 11/14/2015 at 1:03 am, an officer was patrolling the area of Verne Roberts Cir. The officer observed a Chrysler 300 pull into the Goodwill store lot with no lights on. The Chrysler parked next to the business, which was closed. Shortly thereafter, the car drove out of the parking lot. The officer was able to see the car had no license plates and conducted a traffic stop. A records check revealed the driver, 29 year old Justin Cozakas, had a suspended license. The vehicle was towed and an inventory search was conducted. The officer located a 40 ca. Glock pistol, a holster and 36 rounds of ammunition. Additionally, a small amount of methamphetamine and a scale was located in the car. Cozakas was arrested for possession of a firearm and ammunition while in possession of a controlled substance. He was booked at the county jail.
On 11/13/2015 at 10:17 am, an officer contacted 38 year old Matthew Sims who was walking in the 1300 block of W.13th St. A records check revealed Sims had an outstanding arrest warrant for assault with a firearm. He was arrested without incident and later booked at the county jail.
On 11/13/2015 at 1:56 pm, officers responded to the JC Penney store at 4951 Slatten Ranch Road regarding an uncooperative shoplifter. The subsequent investigation revealed 26 year old Justin Fulcher had stolen multiple items. He was contacted by security as he exited the store and set off a sensor alarm. Fulcher was uncooperative with security and began to resist during the detention. A struggle ensued and he was arrested by security. Fulcher was found to be in possession of methamphetamine. He is on felony probation for theft and was booked at the county jail for violation of probation, theft and possession of a controlled substance.