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Allons

San Francisco, CA

#1 Nov 5, 2007
Does the city of Antioch have a new police helicopter? For the past 2 weeks it has been flying around our neighborhood, anyone else notice it? Right now its Monday, 8:30 pm and I can hear it from inside my house. I'm located around the Deer Valley blue Rock area. Every night it circles several neighborhoods around my location and then moves on and then comes back to my area an hour later. The helicopter is doing what is called grid flaying. If you have not noticed it, take a minute to step outside and you will see it. I noticed it right away since I spent my military duty as an army aviator. Antioch is starting to sound like Compton or south central L.A.

I moved to Antioch 7 years ago because we thought it was somewhat a quite city, at least in the new side. But like most of you here, I have seen a very fast and dramatic change come to Antioch, especially the new bedroom community side like my neighborhood. Now with all the crime and shootings and section 8 problems, its getting so bad that I now carry my service issue .45 with me anytime I step out to go to Lone Tree shopping center, or anywhere else in Antioch. Ever tried getting gas at gas city or the Shell station on Hillcrest late at night? I don't anymore.

Speaking of section 8 housing, I have 2 homes in my neighborhood, there were 3 but I got one that one closed down. What a shame to see these beautiful and expensive home run down like they are.

Anyway...anyone else notice the helicopter? I'm going to call the police tomorrow and inquire about the helicopter.

“No really.. It was me. huhuhuh”

Since: Nov 07

bugzville

#2 Nov 6, 2007
Your IP says Redwood but u live in the Eagleridge community? Yeah I hear it as well. On and off for a few hours. Same thing would happen out in Pittsburg when I lived there. maybe they're looking for someone. I was out in Oakley and they would fly in the dark. But it wasn't a sheriff copter and dispatch had no idea what the hell it was. I thought this copter might be a coast guard copter. maybe someone is missing in the delta. Read the paper tomorrow. Perhaps they're bringing people into Sutter Delta.

“No really.. It was me. huhuhuh”

Since: Nov 07

bugzville

#3 Nov 6, 2007
BTW.. Dispatch doesn't like it when you act concern. the few times I've called in my life, it's out of fear someone might be on the run and it concerns me if My wife is out or the fear of someone prowling the neighborhood armed. When you call to enquirer, they treat you like you're a busy body. But the fact that Antioch seems to be falling apart day by day, I don't think they should treat us like this.
Allons

Oakland, CA

#4 Nov 7, 2007
Well here we go again Thursday 7:23 pm, police helicopter over my neighborhood Deer Valley Rd and blue Rock. Never got a reply from the city about police helicopter.
Allons

Oakland, CA

#5 Nov 7, 2007
I Shot John F Kennedy wrote:
Your IP says Redwood but u live in the Eagleridge community?
Yeah, I notice that too. Anyone know why my IP says Redwood City? I live in Antioch and my DSL ISP is from SBC/Yahoo on my home line
Wescott

United States

#6 Nov 8, 2007
Allons wrote:
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Yeah, I notice that too. Anyone know why my IP says Redwood City? I live in Antioch and my DSL ISP is from SBC/Yahoo on my home line
Now it says Alameda. Different city posted I think for privacy reasons.
Wescott

United States

#7 Nov 8, 2007
Allons wrote:
Well here we go again Thursday 7:23 pm, police helicopter over my neighborhood Deer Valley Rd and blue Rock. Never got a reply from the city about police helicopter.
Monday I believe they were searching for the 85 year old retired sheriff who was lost. He was found alive the next morning in a construction site. Didn't you get the police phone call? The way they were searching, I thought they must be after a serial killer!

Seems like helicopters are a nightly thing and sometimes a morning and day thing!

“CARPE DIEM”

Since: Oct 07

Antioch

#8 Nov 8, 2007
Allons wrote:
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Yeah, I notice that too. Anyone know why my IP says Redwood City? I live in Antioch and my DSL ISP is from SBC/Yahoo on my home line
Hi
My I.P. says I'm located in San Leandro. I emailed Topix and they explained that the IP address will be from wherever your provider is located...not where you're located? Doesn't make since but they said there is nothing they can do about it..hope this is helpful!
Allons

San Francisco, CA

#9 Nov 16, 2007
Nothing heavy on the scanners tonight, but the helos were out in force again today, low and slow over our neighborhood. Once at 5:30, 7:45 and current time of 11:50 pm.
big nig

San Leandro, CA

#10 Nov 17, 2007
what they are doing doing is keeping tabs on the drug dealer. They are playing games on them. they fly by with there helicopter, get you thinking of them only watching you with this. in reality they are watching up high in the air. My friends father is one who is in plane looking.

they are also keeping tabs on the people who are growing marijuana. Police have good idea who is growing indoors. They use infrared tech to look at houses looking for heat leaving the houses. They tend not to do anything but keep tabs cause they broke the law to find out if you were groing in the first place.

Then there is other. When they get a chance to chase someone. It really bothers to know they are wasting all this money fuel. They never catch anyone anyway.

“No really.. It was me. huhuhuh”

Since: Nov 07

bugzville

#11 Jan 29, 2008
So I guess it was an old guy that got lost?
hmmm

Brentwood, CA

#12 Jan 30, 2008
Start a petition to ban the helicopters from flying over your homes unless they are locating a VIOLENT criminal. It worked for us.
fed up with it

Oakland, CA

#13 May 12, 2008
I am getting very tired of this bullshit. They have been flying low for months now over the neighborhood here in Antioch (buchanan), it has subsided a bit lately, but usually I hear them at midnight flying nearby, a few times it was so loud the neighbors all went out wondering what the hell is going on. This is ridiculous, after a while you start to feel like you are in some sort of prison, keeping all the cattle in constant fear. We need city ordinances passed to ban this shit.
DENISE

Antioch, CA

#14 Aug 19, 2008
hmmm wrote:
Start a petition to ban the helicopters from flying over your homes unless they are locating a VIOLENT criminal. It worked for us.
How do we go abput doing this petition?
Ann

Oakley, CA

#15 Feb 22, 2009
I live in the Eagleridge area and I have helicopters over my house weekly. Sometimes nightly. It sound like a military helicopter, not a regular one. They seem so sit right on top of my home. We wake up often, last night about 3am. We don't see any lights shining down, it doesn't seem like there are searching because they hover in one location. Anyone else lately?
Alfred

Sunnyvale, CA

#16 Feb 22, 2009
When they hover there isn't a problem.
It's when they circle in evasive tactics that there's any danger.
When it hovers they are eating donuts with the Hob's meter running.
Not likely that Antioch has one but you never can tell.
They don't cost much but the maintenance will kill ya.
Why does it matter, you can't change this?
The government takes more than the criminals can ever carry off...
Bureaucrats don't care what you think.
They plan to bring even more crime to Antioch and suck up whatever
money they can from the feds.
Welcome to 'Hoverville.'
Ann

Oakley, CA

#17 Feb 22, 2009
I'd like to sleep through the night without my windows ratteling and my dogs barking. My husband timed them hovering for 12 minutes the other night, I guess they were hungry.
Alfred

Sunnyvale, CA

#18 Feb 22, 2009
12 minutes?
Thats a few thousand in tax money.
I'm sure we got our money's worth.
Might have been a training mission.
Why don't you call them and ask.
They're likely sheriffs.
U freakin trolls

Sunnyvale, CA

#19 Feb 22, 2009
I almost fell for it...
Then you had to stick in that section 8 crap...
There is but one big fat troll here who changes towns and names to make it seem like a forum.
It's really a troll sight.
There is no chopper, this is a PR job to take away private control of rentals (section 8) and give it to the commies who would get the low income housing projects that would swamp Antioch. You may have seen these guys they are the ones in the news pretending racist to build a case against the city. Then they sue the city for more ghetto projects to be built. These people who want us to be commies so they get rich and move to Orinda.
This is the "OMG there is a n%#&%r on my street," but they are paid to make a problem where there isn't.
I was at a meeting and saw blacks bussing in whites in to make a case for a 'racist town.
What a set up.
Hello Gary Gilbert!!!!
Using the whirely bird to stir the pot, are we...
Is that how they do it in Texas, Mr Slick?
The real Ann

Sunnyvale, CA

#20 Feb 22, 2009
You are so right.
It was once described to me as starting the fire and then showing up to put it out. There was no need for all those houses to be built. Now they pretend someone can select who goes in them by building a slum using landlords as a whipping boy.
The hate seniors the most. They robbed their 401 K's after convincing them to invest in stock.
They couldn't steal the houses from those who owned rentals so now they regulate the hell out of them so they can't rent and build high rise ghetto projects. These people are slime.
They show up at their so called public meeting with evidence against sucksion bait rentals that they fabricate on this sight from themselves.
There isn't anyone really in here.

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