Antioch police reported a 16-year-old boy, originally the subject of a statewide Amber Alert, was arrested this afternoon in connection with a Monday barber shop robbery.
Police say the boy has admitted his involvement in the robbery, as well as the feigning of his kidnapping.
The robbery occurred at Al's Barber Shop, 11 W. 18th St., at about 3:40 p.m. Monday, police said. Read More
An Amber Alert issued for an allegedly kidnapped 16-year-old boy was canceled early Tuesday morning, Antioch police said.
The alert was canceled by 12:30 a.m. when police learned through an ongoing investigation that the allegedly abducted teen, Hassan Ameer Ford, had been released by his alleged captor, a 25-year-old man, and was no longer under duress. Read More
A man who was arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a 26-year-old man inside his house in Antioch on Monday night has been identified as 30-year-old Kevin Gunning, police Sgt. Steve Bias said Tuesday.Gunning’s ex-girlfriend, who lived with the victim and the victim’s stepfather in the 2200 block of Pinenut Way, called police at about 9:35 p.m. Read More
Starting in May, Pacific Gas & Electric plans to begin pressure-testing 150 miles of natural gas pipelines that have similar characteristics to the line that exploded in San Bruno last year.The company will conduct water pressure, or "hydrostatic," testing to determine the reliability of numerous pipeline segments throughout its service area, mostly those beneath densely populated or "high consequence areas," PG&E spokesman Joe Molica said. Read More
A 2-month-old Antioch boy who was severely beaten Tuesday evening has been declared brain dead and was taken off life-support Wednesday night, Antioch police Sgt. Diane Aguinaga said Thursday.Police received a call from Sutter Delta Medical Center shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday reporting that an infant was suffering from major injuries believed to be the result of child abuse, Aguinaga said. Read More
An SFPD inspector terminated in 2009 in part because of an incident involving Antioch police has settled a lawsuit against that city for $750,000. Marvetia Richardson claimed in a federal civil rights suit that she was unnecessarily shocked with a Taser by Antioch police. The incident happened during a dispute with a tenant at her home in which police got involved. Read More
A February trial date in San Francisco Superior Court was set Thursday for an Antioch man who caused an early morning Veteran’s Day traffic nightmare on the Bay Bridge by pulling over and calling in a bomb threat. Read More
A 2-year-old boy who was fatally shot at an Antioch apartment late Thursday morning has been identified as Jyonn Carr, a Contra Costa County deputy coroner said Friday.Jyonn, whose second birthday was Thursday, was fatally shot around 11:30 a.m. in an apartment on Lemontree Court, Deputy Coroner Steve Cusas said.He was in a bedroom with his 4-year-old brother when a gun recently purchased by his mother somehow went off, Antioch police Lt. Leonard Orman said. Read More
Two women and a child were injured in Antioch Thursday morning when they fell from a second-floor balcony after a railing gave way, a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District battalion chief said.
The fall was reported at 7:30 a.m. at the Twin Creek Apartments at 1111 James Donlan Blvd.
Battalion Chief Alan Hartford said the victims are two women and a young girl about 8 or 9 years old. Read More