Shooting suspect arrested
On March 22 at 8:56 a.m., a shooting occurred at an apartment complex at 2201 Sycamore Drive in Antioch. The victim, a 21-year-old male, was sleeping in his apartment when he awoke to a knock at his door. He answered the door and was shot four times. The victim identified the assailant as 21-year-old Demouria Harris, a co-worker at Markstein Beverage Distributing in Pittsburg. It was learned that Harris and the victim had been engaged in a prior altercation in Walnut Creek. Harris turned himself in at 5 p.m. on March 24, and was arrested on his warrant and sent to the Martinez Detention Facility. The victim underwent surgery for his injuries and is expected to survive.
Power pole downed by minivan
On March 22 at 10:39 a.m., the Antioch Police Department responded to the report of an accident with injury at the intersection of Delta Fair and Century boulevards. While officers were en route, police dispatch received information that three subjects were seen fleeing from the vehicle involved in the incident.
Upon arrival, officers found that a minivan had struck a PG&E pole, causing a power outage affecting approximately 10,000 PG&E customers in Pittsburg and Antioch for approximately 45 minutes. Investigators learned that the vehicle was on loan from a local dealership. The investigation is ongoing.
Assault with firearm
On March 22 at 9:27 p.m. in the 2300 block of Spanos Street in Antioch, a stray bullet struck a 35-year-old female in the arm she was while walking to her residence nearby. She was transported to John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek and is recovering from her injury. A vehicle was seen leaving the scene of the shooting at high speed. Nine expended shell casings were located, and one vehicle was damaged as a result. The incident is under investigation.
On March 30 at 12:50 p.m., an adult male and female were sitting in their vehicle in the parking lot of Williamson Ranch Park on Lone Tree Way. A male walked up to the vehicle, pointed a handgun at them and demanded property from inside the vehicle. He took the female's purse and fled on foot. The suspect's face was covered up with a sweatshirt, but he is described as a black male, approximately 5-feet 8-inches, with a thin build. The investigation is ongoing. Those with information regarding this robbery are encouraged to call the Antioch Police Department at 925-778-2441.
Assault with deadly weapon
On April 1 at 5:40 p.m., the Antioch Police Department received the report of a stabbing at 2112 Alpha Way. The initial investigation revealed that the victim, 39-year-old Edward Gramsky, and the assailant, 21-year-old Michael Vanwinkle, are neighbors who got into a heated argument, and that Vanwinkle stabbed Gramsky just below the left eye with a knife. Vanwinkle fled the scene in a vehicle, but was stopped just blocks away. The knife used in the stabbing, as well as a significant amount of marijuana, was located inside the vehicle. Vanwinkle was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and possession of marijuana for sale. Gramsky's injury required sutures, but was not life threatening.
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