The Antioch Police Department reported Sunday that on August 31 that there would be multiple “sideshow activities held in East Contra Costa County.
According to police, a Multi-Agency Team consisting over 20 Officers and Deputies gathered to brief and prepare for the event. A zero tolerance approach was to be taken and several target locations were identified. In addition to Antioch PD, officers and deputies from the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office, CHP, Brentwood PD, Pittsburg PD, and Oakley PD all participated. Air support was provided by the Sheriff’s Office, CHP, and the new UAV’s that have been recently put into action by the Antioch Police Department.
In the evening, approximately 75-100 vehicles with almost twice that in attendees and spectators began to assemble in the parking lot of the Somersville Town Center in Antioch. It was expected through information gathered that almost twice that number was still expected to arrive. In addition to numerous vehicles that left the area, a second location off of Wilbur Ave. was also located and dealt with by the same team of officers.
In total, 14 citations were issued, 71 arrests were made, and 26 vehicles were towed from violations ranging from trespassing, to reckless driving, to exhibition of speed.
Information provided by Antioch Police