A spokesperson for the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Department have confirmed that a dozen people were booked into the Martinez Jail after a recent warrant sweep.
The sheriff’s department, along with members of the Antioch Police Department said the sweep was in response to a rash of increased criminal activity along Sycamore Drive. The effort was part of a larger proactive crime suppression detail, they said, and more of these types of operations will be scheduled in the future.
Antioch PD Chief Allan Cantanado said he couldn’t be more proud of the effort. Together, he said, law enforcement is making a difference.
During the sweep, he said four dozen pedestrians were stopped, more than 105 traffic stops took place and 13 suspicious vehicles were pulled over.
Once all was said and done, 12 people were arrested and taken to the Contra Costa County Jail pending bail bonds for a variety of offenses, including resisting arrest, drug possession, outstanding warrants and possession of a firearm.
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