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.
May 10, Graveyard Shift Antioch Police Department Dispatch Center received several reports of shots being fired in the 2300 Block of Spanos Street. Upon arrival, officers found a 21-year-old male subject suffering from multiple gunshots wounds. The victim was transported to John Muir Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition. Those with information regarding this incident are encouraged to call the Antioch Police Department at 925-778-2441.
May 11, Night Shift Antioch Police Dispatch Center received several reports of a stabbing at a residence in the 4500 Block of Deer Way. Upon arrival, officers were unable to locate a victim. After interviewing several subjects at the location, officers learned that the victim, 45-year-old Greg Lawrence, had been removed from the scene by family members in a private vehicle.
The victim eventually showed up at the Kaiser Emergency Room with several stab wounds to his upper torso.After the victim was stabilized, he was transferred to John Muir Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition. Officers were able to determine that the victim had gotten into a family argument that turned violent and was stabbed several times. As a result of their investigation, officers eventually arrested a 17-year-old subject, who was booked and taken to Juvenile Hall in Martinez.