April 19, Day Shift A white pickup truck was traveling westbound in the 4500 block of Delta Fair Boulevard when the driver lost control, drove off the road and struck a fire hydrant. The vehicle immediately fled the scene; however, a witness wrote down its license plate number.
The force of the collision knocked the fire hydrant off its mount and the fire department and corp yard had to be called out to shut off the water and remount the hydrant. Officers are still investigating the collison and following up on leads
April 21, Day Shift Two unidentified male suspects committed a robbery at a residence in the 800 block of West Sixth Street. The two adult male victims had been drinking when they were confronted by the suspects.
One of the victims fled on foot, jumped a fence and broke his ankle. The other victim was robbed of his wallet. No weapons were displayed during the robbery and the circumstances were suspicious. Some narcotic paraphernalia was present in the residence and the victims' statements were inconsistent.
April 22, Day Shift On April 13, an adult male at Sam's Jewelry in the Somersville Towne Center grabbed two expensive chains and fled. A description of the suspect's tattoo led to a search of the ARIES database, which identified a subject with a matching tattoo.
A photo lineup was shown to the jewelry store employee and the suspect was positively identified as 28-year-old Pittsburg resident Julius Johnson. Officers later learned that the suspect had a court appearance on April 22 in Walnut Creek and sought assistance from the sheriff's department. Deputies at the court confirmed the suspect's presence and arrested him. He was booked into the county jail on robbery charges.
April 23, Day Shift Detectives from the Antioch Police Department's Narcotics/Vice Unit were made aware of a prostitute a 17-year-old runaway from the city of Pittsburg working out of an Antioch motel. The suspect was advertising her sexual services through ads posted on Craigslist.com. It was discovered that the suspect had been living at the motel for over a month with a man identified as 29-year-old Glen Banks, a convicted sex offender from the Sacramento area on probation.
Banks was arrested and sent to the Martinez County Detention Facility for his crime of violating his probation and the terms of his sexual offender status. The juvenile was held at the Antioch Police Department for a short time while detectives contacted her social worker. While waiting for the social worker to respond, the juvenile vandalized the waiting room, smashing a TV set to pieces. The juvenile was returned to the custody of her social worker.
May 2, Day Shift Detectives from the Antioch Police Department's Narcotics/Vice Unit arrested a suspect for the solicitation of prostitution. The detectives contacted a woman who was advertising sexual services on the Craigslist.com Internet site.
The detectives negotiated a deal with the woman to trade money for sex. They met with the woman, who was identified as Jenifer Cervantes, at her home in the 2100 block of Sycamore Drive. Cervantes was arrested without incident and booked for prostitution.
Detectives of the Antioch Police Department arrested a suspect in connection with a robbery that occurred on June 11, 2007. On that date, a man reported being kidnapped and robbed of his wallet and clothing. The victim knew the suspect and identified him as Ishma Jackson, on parole for robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.
The robbery occurred when the victim was shopping at a grocery store in Antioch. Jackson was reported to have approached the victim in the parking lot of the store, pointed a gun at him and ordered him to drive him to another location. Jackson directed the victim to an open field in town near the victim's home.
Two other unknown men joined Jackson in the field and they forced the victim to strip down to his underwear. The three men robbed the victim of his wallet and clothing. Jackson attempted to escort the victim back to his car, but the victim ran away in an attempt to protect himself.
On May 2, detectives located Jackson driving to his house on Null Drive and arrested him for his involvement in the robbery and for violating parole.