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Antioch: Sideshow Bust Nets 71 Arrests, 26 Towed Vehicles

by ECT

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

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Tow them all Sep 2, 2019 - 8:58 am

Great job officers!!! Thank you!!

Tammy Sep 2, 2019 - 10:06 pm

Fabulous job! The officers are on-the-ball …. I hope those towed vehicles are crushed to nothing right in front of these guys ….

Leslie Sep 3, 2019 - 12:02 am

I’d LOVE to watch that just to see the look on these punks’ faces!

JGL Sep 6, 2019 - 4:25 am

I’d PAY to see that and bring a bunch of friends with me.

Mathew Sep 2, 2019 - 10:13 pm

I haven’t heard of these sideshows hurting anyone who didn’t attend who are the police serving and protecting. Stick to our roots stop recless driver’s people speeding and such with others around.

Dan M Sep 6, 2019 - 4:32 am

A few years ago, a man was killed by someone spinning donuts on a residential streets. He did not attend but was just doing work around his house. His friends and relatives laid some strips across the street to prevent such displays and the city removed them while he was being buried. Didn’t you read about that? It was all over the news!

Jg Sep 3, 2019 - 10:24 am

Maybe send them out to altamont raceway and bystanders too. It would be a popular event and safer too

Matt Sep 3, 2019 - 7:46 pm

Great job and many thanks to all the Officers involved. The same people driving with reckless disregard @ these sideshows are the same people driving reckless on the roads and freeways. Glad this time some of them will have to face consequences. Finally some pro active policing in Antioch!

Paul Sep 3, 2019 - 8:09 pm

Good job officers. Young people think this is safe when in fact it can kill somebody. A car is a 2 ton weapon if you dont know how to use it. Drive the car how it is supposed to be driven. You don’t fly a plane into a spin for fun because you can die. Why the hell would you do donuts in or around people. SMH. Get these criminals of the streets. TAKE THEIR LICENSES AWAY!

Uptown Sep 6, 2019 - 4:37 am

Some of these jerks do this on the freeways! I wonder fast they would high-tailed it out of there if they saw 4 semi’s bearing down on them. How long does it take a semi, clocked at 70 mph to stop? Might be interesting to watch!

Tammy Sep 7, 2019 - 9:11 pm

I’ve watched semi’s go a lot faster than 80! They could cream every one of these scumbags to smitherines and no big loss.

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