Just before 8:30 pm Sunday, the family of a 13-year-old special needs female reported her missing after she was riding a pink bicycle. She was later found just before 10:00 pm in Oakley.

According to the family, they last saw her around 7:15 pm on her bicycle and when they could not locate her, they called police. Antioch Police responded and began doing an area check and provided a photo to get out to the public.

Around 9:15 pm, citizens who recognized the photograph of the girl from social media reported seeing her in the area of Big Break in Oakley. A second caller reported she was at Main Street and Big Break in Oakley.

Antioch police quickly organized a search with Oakley police checking shopping centers. A short time after, an Antioch Police officer located the pink bicycle outside Raley’s.

She was then located inside and her parents were called.

Editors Note:

What most people in East Contra Costa County or this Country will never know or see is the compassion and sensitivity police showed to this scared girl who thought she was being arrested–according to friends, the girl is non verbal special needs. She kept putting her hands behind her back and leaning on the police car waiting to get hand cuffed.

Police kept telling her “no, no, no… you are not being arrested” and kept trying to distract her prior to her parents arriving. They tried to get her water, soda and something to eat or show her the police vehicle. They also had her showing them her bicycle and seeing if there was anything she needed.

Police ultimately had to place her in the car because she kept wanting to wander away, go back into the store, and tripping over her bicycle.

This was model behavior that unfortunately, if we had filmed it, probably would never show up on TV outlets but would showcase a different side of law enforcement that should be praised.


At 9:00 pm Saturday, Antioch Police and Contra Costa County Fire Protection District responded to a report of a rollover accident on Prewett Ranch Dr. in Antioch.

Upon arrival, police located a vehicle on its roof with 1 male subject trapped inside the vehicle.  The crash occurred after the vehicle hit a parked van causing it to flip onto its roof.

CONFIRE arrived and began to work to free the man who was not in his seat-belt but inside the vehicle.  A medical helicopter was requested where AMR transported the patient to Deer Valley High School where the helicopter landed.


This is being treated as a suspected DUI crash after several cans/bottles were located both in and around the vehicle.

Between May 11-17, the Antioch Police Department had 1,512 calls for service. Last week, they had 1,527 calls for service which was down from two weeks ago where they had 1,652 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.


  • 5/11 – Crestview Dr & Aster Dr (243pc)
  • 5/11 – Fernbank Wy & Deerspring Ct (243pc)
  • 5/12 – Linden Wy & Magnolia Wy (245pc)
  • 5/12 – Jenifer Ct & Stapleton Dr (243pc)
  • 5/12 – Somersville Rd & Bradley Ln (243pc)
  • 5/12 – Mandarin Wy & Sycamore Dr (243pc)
  • 5/13 – Toyon Wy & Longhorn Wy (243pc)
  • 5/13 – Sand Creek Rd & Deer Valley Rd (245pc)
  • 5/13 – W 15th St & B St (243pc)
  • 5/14 – Sand Creek Rd & Deer Valley Rd (243pc)
  • 5/14 – G St & Longview Rd (243pc)
  • 5/14 – W 18th St & L St (243pc)
  • 5/14 – Sycamore Dr & Somersville Rd (245pc)
  • 5/14 – Mathewson Ct & Judsonville Dr (243pc)
  • 5/14 – Spur Wy & Kushner Wy (245pc)
  • 5/15 – W 4th St & O St (243pc)
  • 5/15 – Edward Ln & Auburn Ln (243pc)
  • 5/16 – Rio Grande Dr & Rio Grande Ct (243pc)
  • 5/16 – William Reed Dr & John Gildi Av (243pc)
  • 5/16 – Fairview Dr & Delta Fair Bl (243pc)
  • 5/17 – Lone Tree Wy & Mokelumne Dr (243pc)
  • 5/17 – Mark Twain Dr & Ebbetts Wy (243pc)
  • 5/17 – Centennial Dr & Contra Loma Bl (243pc)
  • 5/17 – Mt Silliman Wy & Tehachapi Wy (243pc)
  • 5/17 – Manzanita Wy & Sycamore Dr (243pc)
  • 5/17 – Sycamore Dr & Mandarin Wy (243pc)


Auto Burglary

  • 5/12 – Oak Haven Wy & Mesa Ridge Dr
  • 5/13 – Clayburn Rd & Longview Rd
  • 5/14 – Palomino Wy & Shetland Ct


Auto Theft

  • 5/11 – Bluejay Dr & Barmouth Dr
  • 5/12 – Mahogany Wy & Somersville Rd
  • 5/12 – Mayflower Dr & Larkspur Dr
  • 5/12 – Zinfandel Ct & Mammoth Wy
  • 5/13 – Biglow Dr & Joseph Av
  • 5/13 – W 10th St & D St
  • 5/13 – Longview Ct & Longview Rd
  • 5/13 – Buchanan Rd & Gentrytown Dr
  • 5/13 – Serpentine Dr & Burwood Wy
  • 5/13 – L St & W 3rd St
  • 5/14 – L St & W 3rd St
  • 5/14 – L St & W 3rd St
  • 5/14 – Somersville Rd & Bradley Ln
  • 5/15 – Pleasant Pl & Beverly St
  • 5/15 – S Lake Dr & S Lake Pl
  • 5/15 – L St & W 3rd St
  • 5/16 – Auto Center Dr & Sycamore Dr
  • 5/16 – Fairview Dr & Hudson Ct
  • 5/16 – Heather Ct & Heather Dr
  • 5/16 – Swallow Wy & Pintail Dr
  • 5/17 – W 4th St & K St
  • 5/17 – Vista Grande Dr & Deerspring Wy
  • 5/17 – L St & W 3rd St


Burglary – Business/Commercial

  • 5/13 – O St & W 5th St
  • 5/15 – Lone Tree Wy & Dallas Ranch Rd


Burglary – Residential

  • 5/11 – Ridgeview Dr & Country Hills Dr
  • 5/11 – Cavallo Rd & E 18th St
  • 5/12 – Kean Av & Cavallo Rd
  • 5/13 – Mt Powell Ct & Crater Peak Wy
  • 5/13 – J St & W 7th St
  • 5/13 – Colosseum Wy & Mt Henry Ct
  • 5/13 – Countrywood Dr & E Tregallas Rd
  • 5/14 – Walter Wy & Cesa Ln
  • 5/14 – Mahogany Wy & Dogwood Wy
  • 5/15 – Johnson Dr & Carter Wy
  • 5/16 – Hargrove St & Sandy Wy
  • 5/16 – A St & Railroad Av



  • 5/15 – Lone Tree Wy & Hillcrest Av
  • 5/15 – Hillcrest Av & Terrace View Av



  • 5/13 – Lemontree Wy & Sycamore Dr
  • 5/14 – W 6th St & E St
  • 5/14 – W 10th St & Diamond St


Robbery & Attempts

  • 5/13 – Hillcrest Av & E Tregallas Rd
  • 5/15 – Lone Tree Wy & Golf Course Rd
  • 5/16 – Deer Valley Rd & Hillcrest Av



  • 5/11 – Sycamore Dr & Somersville Rd
  • 5/12 – Westbourne Dr & Brighton Ct
  • 5/12 – Lone Tree Wy & Muirwood Wy
  • 5/12 – Crater Peak Wy & Kettle Rock Ct
  • 5/13 – Sycamore Dr & Dogwood Wy
  • 5/13 – Deerfield Dr & Via Dora Dr
  • 5/13 – Noia Av & E 18th St
  • 5/14 – Magnolia Wy & Linden Wy
  • 5/14 – Bluerock Dr & Eagleridge Dr
  • 5/14 – Hummingbird Dr & Warbler Dr
  • 5/14 – Peridot Ct & Carpinteria Dr
  • 5/14 – McCormick Ct & Judsonville Dr
  • 5/14 – Garrow Dr & E Tregallas Rd
  • 5/15 – Wilbur Av & Orchard Ln
  • 5/15 – Wolverine Wy & Kangaroo Ct
  • 5/16 – Tioga Pass Wy & Mt Conness Wy
  • 5/16 – Bison W & Country Hills Dr
  • 5/17 – Hudson Ct & Fairview Dr
  • 5/17 – Sycamore Dr & Manzanita Wy



  • 5/11 – James Donlon Bl & Nightingale Dr
  • 5/11 – Spanos St & Sycamore Dr
  • 5/11 – Somersville Rd & Delta Fair Bl
  • 5/11 – Deodar Av & Belshaw St
  • 5/12 – Shaddick Dr & E Tregallas Rd
  • 5/12 – E St & W 4th St
  • 5/12 – Garrow Dr & Burbank Rd
  • 5/13 – E 18th St & Amber Dr
  • 5/13 – Lone Tree Wy & Slatten Ranch Rd
  • 5/13 – W 10th St & L St
  • 5/13 – Mahogany Wy & Somersville Rd
  • 5/14 – Crestwood Dr & E 18th St
  • 5/14 – A St & Bryan Av
  • 5/15 – Somersville Rd & Bradley Ln
  • 5/16 – Sycamore Dr & Mandarin Wy
  • 5/16 – Delta Fair Bl & San Jose Dr
  • 5/16 – Delta Fair Bl & San Jose Dr
  • 5/16 – L St & W 3rd St
  • 5/16 – L St & W 3rd St
  • 5/16 – Hillcrest Av & Larkspur Dr
  • 5/17 – L St & W 3rd St
  • 5/17 – L St & W 3rd St
  • 5/17 – L St & W 3rd St
  • 5/17 – Alpha Wy & E 18th St
  • 5/17 – Delta Fair Bl & Fairview Dr

Information provided by Ashley Castaldi


Shortly before 1:30 pm Friday, a bicyclist was struck by a vehicle on A Street and 6th which shut down the roadway for about an hour.

The bicyclist was located in the street suffering from serious injuries. The driver of a blue vehicle stopped and was cooperative with police on scene.

According to Antioch Police, the bicyclist was traveling eastbound on 6th Street when he ran a stop sign and a vehicle traveling southbound struck him. He sustained moderate to major injuries and remained in serious condition at the hospital but is expected to survive.

As of Saturday morning, no details have been provided by Antioch Police.


The Antioch Police Department is currently searching for a missing person believed to be in the area of Deer Valley Road and Lone Tree Way in Antioch.

The individual is Hazel Holmes, a black female, 91years old , five feet three inches tall and weighing approximately ninety pounds. She has grey hair and brown eyes and is wearing a blue and red sweater and a dark skirt.

She was last seen near Asilomar Drive at 1 o’clock P M. Ms. Holmes suffers from dementia and may not know where she is.

If you believe you have seen this person or have any information regarding this person, please call the Antioch Police Department at 925-778-2441.


At 4:44 pm, Antioch Police confirmed that they had located the missing female on Asilomar Drive and that no medical was not needed.

Note – we have removed the females photo.



Firefighters from Contra Costa County Fire Protection District were in Antioch this week training and holding a series of controlled burns in the area between Highway 4 and Canada Valley.

The burns, which should be finished by Friday, have created smoke that impacts Antioch, Brentwood and Oakley. They also have been training with the use of a helicopter dumping water.

The training sessions serve as a duel purpose to first help train firefighters, but also clear vegetation to prevent larger fires later in the summer as every summer they are called out to fires in the vacant field.

“We are conducting a class, ignition operation, teaching them how to fight fire with fire,” said Richard Sonsteng. “We are teaching them out to put fire on the ground and do it safely. how to coordinate with joining forces and save a lot of time and effort later. We are fighting fire with controlled lines. It’s great training for the firefighters.

Sonsteng said its a nice joint effort as the property owner gets the benefit of the weed abatement while firefighters get the training they need.



At 10:51 pm Wednesday, the Antioch Police Department and Contra Costa County Fire responded to a report of a vehicle accident on E. 18th and Viera.

Upon arrival, Engine 81 of CONFIRE located a vehicle up on the curb which hit and compromised a large PG&E electrical box. The incident shut down E.18th for about an hour as crews worked the incident.

The driver of the van was arrested on a suspected DUI.


Shortly after 1:00 pm Tuesday, the Antioch Police and School Security responded to an aggressive student who was later arrested at Black Diamond Middle School in Antioch.

According to radio traffic, the student reportedly tackled the assistant principal and was breaking items inside the schools office building while trying to break windows. Strategic Threat Management, the schools security company, arrived on scene to assist school staff with Antioch police arriving shortly after.

“There was a disturbance on campus and there was a disruption in the office,” said Dr. Mike Santos of the Antioch Unified School District. “During an investigation, the student was uncooperative and trying to break items and windows in the office so because of the outburst, we called the Antioch Police Department.”

Santos said that the assistant principal was not really tackled, but that they were trying to get control of the student.

According to radio traffic, police later called for an ambulance because of “drugs in the body” but Santos stated he could not confirm if it was an aspirin, prescription drug or illegal drug. It’s believed that he hid drugs of some type prior to police arrival.

Santos did say that staff trying to council the student, but he took a different type of action and staff tried to control the student without anyone getting hurt. The incident was confined to an area away from other students and teachers. During the outburst, only administration was involved.

Antioch Police stated the student was arrested and taken to juvenile hall.


Per Antioch Police Lt. Vanderklugt, he said that a student was being disruptive and trying to escape from school staff knocking them to the ground but he unsuccessfully got away. He also said it was believed he was in passion of a controlled substance but offer no further details.


The Antioch Chamber of Commerce will present the Antioch State of the City Luncheon on Friday, May 29th, from 12:00 – 2 PM at the Antioch Community Center, located at 4703 Lone Tree Way.

Antioch Mayor Wade Harper is the featured speaker, joined by Antioch Police Chief Allan Cantando and City Manager Steve Duran. All will share an informative presentation highlighting the exciting projects reaching fruition in our City.

This year, we expect Mayor Harper to share his vision regarding the many issues facing Antioch, potential solutions and the economic forecast for the rapidly changing face of Antioch’s local economy and economic development.

There is a lot of great exciting progress happening in the great city of Antioch and Mayor Wade Harper, Police Chief Allan Cantando and City Manager Steve Duran will come together to share the good news with you. Join us for food, conversation and information as our leaders share the progress made in Antioch and discuss the direction of our City.

Seating is limited and reservations are required. Food will be provided for all attendees. The price is $25 to RSVP. This event sells out quickly so RSVP early to guarantee your seat. Sponsorship opportunities are available, please contact the chamber to express your interest. You may register and purchase your ticket on line at: or call (925) 757-1800 for more information.


On May 18 at 11:39pm, Antioch Police responded to the 1300 block of Sycamore Dr. on a report of a vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. Officers arrived on scene and contacted both involved parties.

The pedestrian, a 42 year old female Antioch resident, sustained major injuries and was transported to John Muir Hospital. The driver, a 57 year old male Antioch resident, was on scene and cooperated with the investigation.

The preliminary investigation suggests that the female pedestrian was actually riding a scooter in the opposing lanes of traffic when she was struck by the vehicle. Alcohol or drugs does not appear to be involved in this incident.

No status of the female pedestrian is available at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Antioch Police at (925) 778-2441 or Corporal R. Martin at 925-779-6900 ext.83343. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH

Photo by Jennifer Bryant