On November 14 at approximately 7:40 PM, Antioch Police Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Texas Street for a report of an armed carjacking that had just occurred within the City of Antioch.
A 45-year-old male reported that three juveniles (16, 16, & 15) took his vehicle after one of the juveniles produced a firearm during an interrupted vehicle burglary.
Antioch officers began circulating the area and located the vehicle near Sycamore Drive and Auto Center Drive, approximately one hour later. The California Highway Patrol’s Air Operations Unit was notified and was overhead within minutes. With the assistance of the Air Operations Unit, officers were able to safely follow and monitor the vehicle as it went onto westbound Highway 4, where they conducted a traffic enforcement stop. The driver yielded and the three occupants were taken into custody without incident.
After a search of the vehicle, a rifle and a replica pistol were recovered. All three juveniles were transported to Juvenile Hall for their crimes.
Antioch Police said they were grateful for their partnership with the California Highway Patrol for the exceptional service they provide communities like Antioch with their Air Operations Unit.