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Suspected Burglars Find Out It’s Hard To Outrun A Helicopter Wednesday


On February 1, 2023, at 3:08 pm, the Antioch Police Department’s Dispatch Center received a call from a resident on Durness Court reporting a burglary in-progress of an occupied residence. Information received at the time reported the occupant was possibly an elderly woman.

Officers responded to the scene, assisted by the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office Air Unit, which was overhead within minutes. The Air Unit advised the back door was shattered and there was a vehicle backed into the driveway. When officers arrived on scene, suspects Donley Thompson, 31, of Sacramento and Delancey Huff, 42, of El Cerrito fled in the vehicle, striking a police car. No officers were injured in the collision, according to police.

Police pursued the vehicle, the Air Unit overhead. Ultimately, the suspect vehicle got onto State Route 4 and collided with a guardrail near the Hillcrest Drive off-ramp. Huff and Thompson ran across westbound traffic on State Route 4, over the BART tracks in the middle of State Route 4, and through the eastbound lanes of traffic. Huff and Thompson were attempting to carjack people stopped on the eastbound State Route 4 off-ramp at Hillcrest Drive when officers approached and took them into custody on the offramp.

Officers found the victim’s stolen property in the suspect’s abandoned vehicle.Her property was later returned to her. She was not in the residence at the time of the burglary, according to police.

Huff and Thompson were arrested for felony burglary, conspiracy, and reckless evading of a police officer. Huff was on parole for residential burglary and was released from custody for that offense on December 22, 2022.


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