Antioch Police Department
Enticed with better benefits, police departments across the Bay Area are luring Oakland officers fed up with high crime and low morale.
A robbery suspect was killed and a customer shot at an Antioch jewelry store Friday afternoon, according to police.
Voters appear to have overwhelmingly approved a half-cent sales tax that is expected to bring in more than $4.3 million annually and help Antioch out of its current financial crisis, according to unofficial election results.
Police shot and killed a man in Antioch on Tuesday after he allegedly led them on a chase and pointed a handgun at officers, a police captain said Wednesday morning.
Two men and two women have been arrested in connection with the death of a 54-year-old man who was beaten and stabbed early Sunday in an argument over stolen tools, Antioch police said Tuesday.
The Bay Area News Group reports that employees of the local trash collector, Republic Services Inc., as well as U.S. Postal Service employees have been given tips on how to act as effective witnesses to crimes. The program, dubbed “We’re Looking Out For You” aims to add some experience eyeballs looking out for the city’s 105,000 residents.
Antioch police fatally shot a wanted parolee Thursday afternoon while attempting to detain him, a police captain said.
The shooting of an Antioch police dog in the summer of last year has brought about some changes. Now, the K9 unit is equipped with bullet proof vests just like their handlers.
Budget woes are hitting Antioch so hard that city officials are asking for donations for the city’s police department.
The department is already down to about 94 officers and most of the men and women in blue are already putting in extremely long hours.