July 9, 4 p.m. Antioch Police Sexual Assault detectives had been seeking the arrest of 51-year-old Ismael Monasterio Parazo, who is alleged to have molested two of his three daughters. The oldest daughter came forward and disclosed to authorities how she has been molested and raped by her father in the family home for approximately 15 years. She alleged that some of the molestation and rape was videotaped by her father while the youngest daughter lay on his bed next to them. The information was confirmed after videotapes were seized from the father's bedroom during the service of a search warrant by the Antioch Police Dept Sexual Assault Unit. An arrest warrant was issued for Parazo in the amount of $1,250,000. On July 12 at 1:30 a.m., the department received information that Parazo was en route to the Delta Bowl on Delta Fair Boulevard to see one of his children. Officers on the scene arrested Parazo, who was carrying a large amount of cash. He was taken to the Martinez Detention Facility, where he was booked on his warrant.
July 10, 8:31 p.m. The Antioch Police Department and Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office hosted a S.P.A.C.E. detail in the city of Antioch. The SPACE Team is a multi-agency attempt to ensure that sexual predators and offenders throughout the county are held accountable for their actions. A dozen county agencies participated in contacting more than 172 convicted sex offenders in Antioch. One such offender, 50-year-old Kevin Mueller, was arrested as a result of a probation search at his house during the detail. During an initial search of his computer, more than 200 images of child pornography were found. Mueller was arrested for possession of child pornography with the intent to distribute, and a probation violation. The investigation is ongoing and a further search of his computers will be occurring this week.
July 14, 2:42 a.m. The Antioch Police Department received a call from the clerk at the 7-Eleven store at 2707 Contra Loma Blvd., advising that two men one armed with a handgun had just entered the store and robbed him. An extensive perimeter was set up, and an officer in the area of Claudia Court saw the subjects, who fled on foot toward Highway 4. An officer and his K9 located the subjects hiding in the shrubbery along the highway at the G Street off-ramp. The subjects were identified as those responsible in the robbery and were booked at the Antioch Police Department. Pittsburg resident Melvin Bryant, 21, was sent to the Martinez Detention Facility, and a 16-year-old Antioch male was sent to Juvenile Hall.
July 15, 3:24 a.m. The Antioch Police Department received a call stating that a man had interrupted a vehicle burglary, and when he confronted the burglars, he was shot once in the leg. The subjects fled the scene in a vehicle and were not located. Upon arrival, officers found the victim, a 22-year-old Antioch resident, in the intersection of Coffee Tree Way and Almond Ridge Drive suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
For information on law enforcement in Antioch, visit www.ci.antioch.ca.us/citygov/police.