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Antioch Search Warrants Reveal Mayor and City Clerk Engaged in Possible Criminal Conduct

by ECT

According to court documents released Tuesday, the Antioch Police Department found evidence that implicates Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpe and City Clerk Ellie Householder who potential engaged criminal conduct and Brown Act Violations.

The Share Order (sharing of information pursuant to CAl. ECPA Search Warrant), filed August 9, stated that the Contra Costa County Court Superior Judge Patricia M Scanlon, found probable cause to believe the information obtained by Detective Bledsoe is also relevant to both the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Political Corruption Unit and/or the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Political Corruption Unit.

This stems from the Antioch Police Department issuing a series of Search Warrants of Shagoofa Khan relating to an arson investigation on January 9, 2021 where Khan was identified as the person responsible for setting fire to a “Blue Lives Matter” sign outside the police department—she was charged with felony arson after the case was presented to the District Attorney’s Office.

The search warrants are filed as:

  • P21-312
  • P21-313
  • P21-314
  • P-21-315

On January 15, Khan was taken into custody in the City of Lafayette where at the time her cell phone was seized as evidence—a search warrant of the phone was granted by a judge.

According to the Share Order:

“While reviewing the records and contents of Shagoofas device related to the arson, I discovered multiple instances of potentially criminal conduct between Antioch elected officials and Shagoofa Khan. The elected officials include the Mayor of Antioch and City Clerk.  These instances included text message communications, which included attachments, between the individuals and Shagoofa Khan during City Council meetings and involved the release of information not yet available to the public. Many of these communications are arguably violation of the Brown Act and further investigation is warranted.”

The Share Order did not provide any examples of the communications or screen shots, but stated the data range was between Dec. 1, 2020 through January 15, 2021 which included all communications, social media, images, videos locations, web history from Shagoofa Khans phone.

In the investigation Summary, it stated that Officer Lenderman was the officer who identified Khan. Khan was identified as a local resident who routinely instigates protest in front of Antioch Police and City Hall. From the footage, it shows Shagoofa ripping down a Blue Lives Matter sign that was affixed to a tree outside the employee entrances gate. The sign was province given to APD by the mother of a fallen Pittsburg Police Officer.

Note – Lenderman is now subject to an online petition by members of the public, which was supported by members of the Antioch City Council, to resign him to another assignment within the department.

The summary continued.

“Numerous members of APD knew the fallen Pittsburg officer personally as well as were present during the investigation of his murder on 4-24-2005. The actual sign itself was made of whiteboard, ribbon and small blue line flags. The sign was routinely maintained by members of the public for several years, APD officers see it as they return to the station through the employee gate.

The footage further depicts Shagoofa carry the sign away from the tree, place it on the ground before stomping on it and setting it on fire. There were multiple other protesters in the area and a few of them appeared to assist Shagoofa with setting the fire, with one unknown male subject appears to put liquid (presumably flammable) on the sign just before it was lit on fire.

As it burns, she appeared to film and/or photograph the sign burning. The fire was directly blocking the rear entrance/exit gate to the complex so that a patrol car or an emergency vehicle would have to drive over the flames to get into or out of the parking lot. This caused a potential for unnecessary delays to emergency services to the community and directly impacted police personnel from coming and going as the fire burned

Shagoofa is known to push the limits of the protests in effort to prompt a police reaction. APD has largely avoided any reaction or intervention to the protests organized by Shagoofa, including the incident on 1/9/21. In the most recent incident, Shagoofa was captured on camera wearing body armor over black clothing. Body armor such as that worn by Shagoofa, is designed to minimize the effectiveness of less lethal devices and can be shown as a visual defiance towards law enforcement. This was particularly concerning as with each protest, Shagoofa seemed to step-up her attempts to entice a police reaction. Under the current climate of civil unrest and violent protests, Shafooga’s attire combined with her actions suggested she was elevating her efforts.”

According to Scott Alonso, Contra Costa District Attorney’s Spokesman, he said he would look into whether or not a case has been presented to them regarding the Antioch Mayor and City Clerk being involved in alleged political corruption and was unaware of the recent share order filed Monday.

For Khan, she is due back in court regarding the arson arrest in September, while she is also facing charges of assault/battery from an August 2020 incident involving Antioch School Board Trustee Mary Rocha.

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Gr8scot Aug 10, 2021 - 1:40 pm

Oh man………………..HA HA HA…………..That is just so beautiful to read. Time to drain the swamp in Antioch!

Greg Aug 13, 2021 - 9:27 am

How can we remove the Mayor and start taking back our local offices. We need the corruption to stop. We need elected officials to do their job and stand up for WE THE PEOPLE. We are supposed to be self governed. Our rights are being trampled on, and this mayor and City Clerk should be investigated thoroughly and possibly resign.

Clean up Antioch Aug 16, 2021 - 12:34 pm

The only way to get out mayor or any city official out of our city counsel is one of two ways: start a recall petition like what is being done on gov. newsom or wait until the new election and try to get him out voted. Unfortunately I don’t thing he can be fired unless he breaks the law and the person to follow him wouldn’t be any better.

Mrs. Clarkson Aug 17, 2021 - 12:17 am

Any one would be better than this useless “mayor” and his cohorts! But we may be for a nice surprise with his possible violation of the Brown Act, which is a very serious offense. Can’t wait to watch his butt kicked out of City Hall.

Michele Aug 10, 2021 - 1:43 pm

Wow, Wow, WOW!!! Thoroe snd Householder need to resign IMMEDIATELY!

Alec Reynolds Aug 14, 2021 - 10:47 pm

Yes! They should resign but they also have to “face the music.” I think they are finished!

Samantha Eggar Aug 10, 2021 - 2:20 pm

Shagoofa is back in the news? Nothing heard from her for over a year. Maybe she took arson lessons for Tamisha! Ya think? Now, that Shagoofa’s been nailed, all sorts of things are coming out about our sorry “mayor” and that useless city clerk chick!

Michael Mills Aug 10, 2021 - 2:41 pm

From what I remember, wasn’t this Shagoofa Khan the mayor’s “unofficial” advisor? It seems the more shit is unearthed about Thorpe, the more he tends to step in it.

How’s that RECALL going? The people who set it up only needed a few more signatures.

Roxanne Fox Aug 10, 2021 - 3:08 pm

Mayor Thorpe in trouble? Again? Shagoofa back in the picture with problems of her own making? Isn’t there a saying, “give someone enough rope ……..”

Frank Aug 10, 2021 - 3:32 pm

The Rooster’s are coming home to roost. Can’t say I’m surprised.

Sister of St. Svinith Aug 17, 2021 - 1:59 am

FRANK– The saying refers to the chickens (HENS), not the roosters. I’m waiting with anticipation, to see how all this evolves.

Bill Moon Aug 10, 2021 - 3:54 pm

This is scary. Hope Antioch recalls these two. This is all we know from a cell phone off a search warrant. What else do we not know about? Perhaps its time for all of Lamar Thorpes and Ellie Householder cell phones and communications be reviewed. This has to just be the beginning.

Oscar Aragon Aug 10, 2021 - 4:33 pm

The plot thickens! I wondered what happened to Shagoofa as nothing was heard from her for some time. Now, the cops nailed her ass and that’s good. Let her marinate in jail for a while for her arson activities, then run her out-of-town for good. She committed arson in front of witnesses? Her name belongs under the “stupid criminals” heading. Glad they caught her! Time to go after Thorpe and the Householder woman!

35 year resident Aug 10, 2021 - 4:36 pm

OK trolls dolls, DO YOUR STUFF! I’ve got every bit of all this recent Antioch shenanigans on my card. Press conferences, blogging in underwear, arson, Ride Outs, YouTube rants against the police and even John Burris. If that riverboat would just come back I’d scream BINGO to the heavens. SMH

Arne Simonsen, MMC Aug 10, 2021 - 5:32 pm

Tis article MADE MY DAY !!!

J. Angel Aug 13, 2021 - 2:12 am

ARNE – No surprises when a city is run by hoodrats!

Marta Rivera Aug 10, 2021 - 6:02 pm

See what happens when you associate with that Shagoofa creature? It backfires on you! I just had a feeling that Lamar will screw the living daylights out of himself sooner or later. Well, now it’s sooner. Time for him to bid the city “Adios!” He should take the illegally “elected” arsonist with him.

Coastrider711 Aug 11, 2021 - 7:10 am

This rag….

Jaimoe Aug 10, 2021 - 6:41 pm

Hopefully they’ll cross all the t’s and dot all the I’s, as far as the warrants and evidence/ chain of custody. They’ll be reaching for a technicality.

Jenn Nelson Aug 10, 2021 - 6:50 pm

One would have to be totally stupid to tear down and set fire to anything close to where police enter the facility. I hope they identify the shitbag who poured flammable liquid on it and ream his butt! I think Shagoofa Khan’s claim-to-fame has run it’s 15 minute course! She’s done! Thorpe is next!

Elizabeth E. Parker Aug 10, 2021 - 6:53 pm

This news really MADE MY DAY!

Mrs P. Aug 10, 2021 - 7:09 pm

You cant make this stuff up!

Robert C. Aug 11, 2021 - 4:43 am

Ain’t it the truth? Hollywood script writers would have a hard time coming up with this stuff.

Dmitri Aug 10, 2021 - 7:13 pm

Thorpe with his Bachelor’s AND Masters degree in women’s studies sure gets bossed around by all these women. Damn shame.

Rex Beauregard Aug 10, 2021 - 8:06 pm

Tried to find out about the assault/battery involving Shagoofa and Mary Rocha. Found nothing. Does anyone recall the details on that one?

Something tells me that Shagoofa’s goose has been cooked.

STARMAN Aug 12, 2021 - 4:39 pm

Shagoofa strikes again? “Local” resident? I thought she lives in Richmond!

Lola Saavedra Aug 13, 2021 - 1:19 pm

Rex! I have been trying to find out about this encounter between Shagoofa and Mary Rocha. Nothing came up in my search engines … and I use several. Maybe someone could shed some light on this. This definitely will compound the problems this area faces.

Steven Jackson Aug 10, 2021 - 8:08 pm

Why should anyone be surprised

Street-Sweeper Aug 10, 2021 - 8:21 pm

No wonder Antioch is a shithole!

Frank's Mom Aug 10, 2021 - 9:52 pm

Why did Frank put an apostrophe in “Rooster’s”? It’s “roosters”, and not capitalized. Come on, Frank, do better. Be cool, stay in school, learn to spell.

Lucy Brown Aug 10, 2021 - 10:27 pm

Why should Officer Linderman be reassigned to some other duty? Because he caught the POS in the act of coming arson? THAT’S HIS JOB!!!! I can’t bloody believe this!

Jaimoe Aug 11, 2021 - 8:39 am

Somebody had to fecetiously defend the criminal government. Just like NKoreans , with their ” Great Leader”.

Michael Ray Kitterman Aug 11, 2021 - 3:54 pm

Hey Moe, I mean: Jaimoe,

I am America’s foremost expert and author on North Korean political ideologies. Your comparison helps to confirm my assertion that the misconceptions of the DPRK by most Americans is due to American generated propaganda and widespread American ignorance. I just wanted to throw a little appreciation your way. Thank you.

Wes Lee Aug 11, 2021 - 10:40 am

You guys sure post comments a lot on here but where were all of you last night at the council meeting when we needed to voice our opinions put up or shut up. The council set a precedent last night with the playing of recordings so it’s fair game we start playing recordings. 3 mins each with 23 comments is over an hour of the council listening to the residents, or a complete podcast from WTF. Don’t post a tough comment here if you guys aren’t willing to join us and make comments at the meetings.

Charles Ivey Aug 11, 2021 - 1:16 pm

I cannot be physically present at those council “meetings” because seeing that idiot mayor and his two underlings MAKES ME WANT TO BARF! The idiot mayor and his “snicker” is nauseating.

Martin NMN Aug 11, 2021 - 2:57 pm

WES LEE – I wouldn’t be caught dead at their crappy meetings! It’s much more effective to hit them on social media and apps like this. They know very well how we feel about them. I’d much rather confront them IN PERSON when I see them around town. I’ve watched other people just tear them apart! Three minutes to be heard? NO FREAKIN’ WAY! City council “meetings” are A JOKE!

Joe Schmoe Aug 12, 2021 - 2:53 am

So this is what being “woke” means…

Bartender Aug 12, 2021 - 12:15 pm

I guess the mayor likes hanging out at the ABC bar in antioch. My friend saw him there Saturday night. She asked aren’t you the mayor of antioch? He denied it. Said he wasn’t. The best part was when his sister walked up to him and introduced her friend to him. Meet my brother .hes the mayor of antioch. My friend said” what a liar you are. What else do you lie about. He got up and left.

ECT Aug 12, 2021 - 12:52 pm

video or it didn’t happen!

Sandra Hawkins Aug 12, 2021 - 3:30 pm

Although I’m not religious in the least, I did pray for a miracle — and it happened! Let’s see how those two individuals work their way out of this mess.

KEEN OBSERVER Aug 13, 2021 - 1:13 pm

See what happens when you engage in something with Shagoofa? Nothing good comes from it. You get in major legal trouble and people find out. Let that serve as a lesson to others.

Wayne Jones Aug 13, 2021 - 8:15 pm

I was reading some of the comments about this on the NEXTDOOR site and some woman posted that everything on ECT is fake! Other posters pointed out to her that all this is documented and got on her ass! She then said that the editor of ECT is facing legal action! Legal action OVER WHAT? Exercising his First Amendment rights? Amazing! What are these people using for brains! This makes my head spin in disbelief!

NGA404JC Aug 14, 2021 - 12:43 am

So? Does Shagoofa Khan make it a practice to go from-city-to-city to cause problems? Looks like both Torres-Walker and Khan hate law enforcement because they have these women’s number.

Manny Star Aug 14, 2021 - 12:52 pm

I too read the postings on Nextdoor and everybody shot down that woman and praised the ECT site greatly for bringing important city issues to light with the proper documentation!

Shane Reed Aug 14, 2021 - 3:38 pm

Just saw those postings, Wayne! That “Gretchen” woman got her butt kicked by the posters! If she wants to attack ECT, she better be ready to deal with the criticism. The ECT people report what has already been revealed. This scandal involving Thorpe, Householder and others is finally being dealt with. About time!

Donna Jenkins Aug 14, 2021 - 4:35 pm

Arne, I just knew this would happen and it was a matter of time. Did not vote for Thorpe for city council and sure as hell did not vote for him for mayor. The guy has nothing to recommend him. He’s just an obstacle to get this city moving. Business will not come here because of this city is now run.

Bill Roberts Aug 14, 2021 - 7:17 pm

Because of how these cities are run by people who have no business being mayors or members of the city councils, a large number of my relatives and friends have left California for places like Overland Park, KANSAS and McCall, IDAHO, where there are no hoodrats at all and, therefore, no crime! Just check the demographics in both places. People are enjoying life and the areas are gorgeous.

Charles Aug 15, 2021 - 8:09 pm

That clown Thrope needs to go now….. he’s been nothing but a disgrace as the mayor of the city he has done absolutely nothing. He needs to go to jail

SAVE ANTIOCH Aug 16, 2021 - 12:49 am

Between the mayor (Thorpe), the illegal councilwoman(Walker), the “unofficial” advisor (Khan) — something must be done to save Antioch from total destruction as a city. Once a vibrant city, with all sorts of potential, now it’s losing businesses and residents and tax support. It’s extremely disturbing to watch it slide into oblivion, day-by-day.

OBSERVANT RESIDENT Aug 16, 2021 - 3:16 am

Went by Antioch City Hall Friday, and people working there were tiptoeing quietly about. They knew something was brewing. Heard some loud voices coming from the direction of the mayor’s office.

Eagle Eye Aug 16, 2021 - 1:30 pm

Let’s see the principals in this drama try to work themselves out of it. They can’t. Violating the BROWN ACT is a serious matter; a criminal matter. What were they thinking? This is a prime example of what happens when people who have no clue about how to run a city get elected by people who also have no clue about how to do research. You don’t just vote for some clown just because he’s running! Ever hear of “vetting?”

"Ginger" Wells Aug 16, 2021 - 1:46 pm

Electing Thorpe and reelecting Wilson was the worst thing to happen to this city. Torres-Walker doesn’t count. Another big mistake was Householder! Now, we are paying the price. But, with this new situation, we have some hope of a reversal. Miracle do happen and some occur as a result of a screw up.

Aquarella Aug 16, 2021 - 3:02 pm

I’m just standing by waiting for the other shoe to drop! Just knew they would all screw up sooner or later. Good thing that all this is being revealed. Maybe there will be pressure on Shagoofa to sing and sing some more! Kind of reminds me of Humpty Dumpty.

Diamond Girl Aug 16, 2021 - 5:07 pm

I remember when a whole bunch of the cop-haters announced that they are holding a “hunger strike” in front of the Antioch police station. Problem was that they would send someone for hamburgers, get in their cars and eat those. They didn’t think anyone saw them! Hahahahaha! Gotcha! The three musketeers (Thorpe, Wilson, Walker) were encouraging such actions. Shagoofa and another woman joined them. They didn’t think that people were watching. Now, we find out more shenanigans took place, this time ones which are criminal in nature/1 Good luck!

Frank Verdi Aug 17, 2021 - 2:09 am

The woman who was badmouthing ACT and Burk on the NextDoor site, is still getting her ass kicked. We sent her a link to this story. Maybe she finally read it instead of mouthing off.

Lori Fleming Aug 17, 2021 - 2:17 pm

Maybe the Gretchen woman finally got the message. She has not posted anything for several days. Probably afraid he ass will be hurting even more from the kicking!

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