On Thursday, the Antioch Police Department, in partnership with the Oakland Police Department announced the results of operation Windstar in a press conference in the City of Antioch.
The operation began on Jan 12, 2020 in the City of Oakland and continued through April 1,2021 with Oakland Police Chief LaRonne Armstrong at one point during the press conference apologizing for the gang activity going into Antioch.
Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton spoke at the press conference highlighting they will prosecute.
Antioch Police Chief Tammany Brooks announced the arrests of:
- Charles Bolden Sr. – 42 (murder/conspiracy, gang enhancements)
- Charles Bolden Jr. – 19 (murder/conspiracy, gang enhancements
- D’Marco Lindsay – 19 (murder/conspiracy, gang enhancements
- Terryonn Push – 20 (attempted murder w/GBI conspiracy, gang enhancements)
- Trent Allen – 20 (attempted murder w/GBI conspiracy, gang enhancements
- Eric Windom – 21 (attempted murder w/GBI conspiracy, gang enhancements
- Keyshawn McGee – 22 (attempted murder w/GBI conspiracy, gang enhancements)
In total, there were 50 contacts/arrests which included 14 juveniles.
According to Chief Brooks, the multi-agency investigation resulted in 1 solved homicide, 4 attempted homicides in Antioch along with 1 homicide and 6 attempted homicides in Oakland. Combined, there were a total of 9 shooting incidents and the investigation resulted in the recovery of 40 firearms including 15 “ghost guns” /non-serialized guns.
“I must say, I owe this city an apology that the group and gang violence that started in Oakland has now fund itself in the city of Antioch,” said Armstrong. “We continue to be focused to try and eradicate both the CASE gang and the ENT gang. They have been the focus for violence in the city of Oakland for far too many years.
He further continued by stating that by looking at the table, it was ironic to see weapons that should be used in a war but these are being used in the community against people and human beings.
“Its my hope as we look at this investigation and shootings and violence related to this investigation, that we understand everybody deserves to live in a safe community and their safety has been compromised as a result of these groups and gangs,” said Armstrong who hoped they could hold these people accountable.
Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton thanked both police departments for the work done.
“With this investigation and arrests here are holding these gang members responsible and accountable for the violence they have caused in our communities,” said Becton. “We are no stranger to gang violence, unfortunately, over the years we have seen a growing trend of gang members operating in and around our county. This is one of the reasons why we are so determined to get violent gang members off the street but also to get the illegal guns off the streets.”
Becton continued saying her office was committed to prioritizing the arrests and prosecuting of these violent and dangerous individuals and hoped this would deter gang violence.
Also in attendance were Antioch Councilmembers Mike Barbanica and Lori Ogorchock.