A suspect who allegedly had burglarized a local Antioch business several times over the past week was arrested on Friday in the City of Antioch.
Antioch Police Department records show Jesse Potteet, 30, was arrested for burglary and in possession of burglary tools on on W 19th Street and C Street at 4:00 am.
Antioch Police Department spokesperson Darryl Saffold confirmed the arrest and stated he has previous convictions for burglaries but did not say how many. Saffold also said due to COVID protocols, he was already released from the Martinez Detention Facility.
According to the business who was targeted by Potteet, they captured him on video and had filed multiple reports over the past week. The business estimates its loss was more than $20,000 in tools and damages to work trucks.
Antioch Chamber CEO Sean Wright says many businesses in the city are frustrated with thefts and property damages.
“Businesses are frustrated with property crime and its impact on our local business. Its harming our businesses within the city and we are happy to see someone arrested. We hope they get prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” said Wright.
In September of 2021, the Antioch Chamber of Commerce launched its Chamber Cares program which provides funding to businesses who are impacted by crime and blight–such as broken window, stealing of vital tools, or causes unforeseen mayhem that pushes their entrepreneurial dreams to the edge of closing.
To date, multiple checks have been presented to businesses as a way to help them out including Opportunity Junction who was hit with a vandalism. The chamber also provided funding to Cocina Medina and Grocery Outlet who were also hit with vandalism. Most recently, Delta Bowl was provided $1,000 after multiple windows had been broken from windows being shot out by a BB Gun.
Note: when the city of Antioch was providing “City Manager Reports” with police logs, records show that on 9/12/2016 at 9:44 pm, an officer conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle driven by 24 year old Jesse Potteet in the area of Minaker Dr. and East 13th St. A records check revealed Potteet had two warrants in the system for burglary and providing a false name. Potteet was arrested without incident and booked at county jail.