Updated: Antioch Police Arrest Vehicle Theft Suspect


On Monday March 18, just before 9:00 am the Antioch Police Department responded to a report of a stolen vehicle in the area of E 18th & Cavallo Road in the City of Antioch where two suspects were located.

One suspect was immediately taken into custody while a second fled. Police established a perimeter around E 18th Street where they searched neighboring businesses and a home before locating the suspect on top of a roof of a business.

The suspect ultimately surrendered and was taken into custody peacefully.

Update per Antioch Police:

On 3/18/19, an Antioch Officer located an occupied reported stolen vehicle parked in an apartment complex near Cavallo Road and East 18th Street. As the officer was approaching the vehicle, the driver fled on foot through the back of the complex and into an adjacent field.

The subject was last seen entering a nearby business, but never seen exiting. It was determined he was hiding on the roof of the business. Officers in the area were quick to setup up a perimeter.

According to Sgt. Rick Smith of Antioch Police, a loaded handgun was recovered from the vehicle the subject had fled from.

Officers were able to identify the subject as 34-year-old Dupree Straughter. Straughter is known to Antioch PD for prior weapons arrests and had an active Felony Warrant for his arrest. A witness in the business believed he had seen Straughter holding a possible weapon in his hand.

Smith explained that due to this, officers evacuated and secured the business. Officers were able to get a visual of Straughter on the roof and after a short time, he surrendered peacefully.

Straughter climbed down and was taken into custody without incident. A search of the roof and the suspect did not locate any additional weapons. Straughter was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on his warrant and other Felony Charges. No one was injured during this incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Antioch Police Department non-emergency line at (925)778-2441. You may also text-a-tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the key word ANTIOCH.


  1. Cops should have used a LASSO to get the scum off that roof! Cops need to get tougher! The dog sure wanted go get a chunk out of this creep but then who knows what kind of disease would be passed on to the nice doggie!

  2. Good work, APD! These type of arrests should be publicized so that other punks know we mean business!

  3. That dog was ITCHING to get at the POS! I bet he would have climbed that letter to get to him!

    • OMG….. I can’t believe I did not PROOFREAD my posting……. it’s LADDER, not letter …… So sorry!

  4. Typical stupid Antioch thugs…. glad everyone is okay and the SUSPECTS did not do something to FORCE the officers to use lethal force. Can’t stand another g*d Da*n protest because the officers did their jobs after more thugs forced the issue! Great job APD!

    • Lethal force would petty much put an end to future crimes this idiot and his pal would commit.

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