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Pleasant Hill Police Arrest Two Murder Suspects


The Pleasant Hill Police Department is pleased to announce the arrest of both suspects in the April 3, 2023 shooting death of Oscar Laredo-Arellano.

The following is from the Pleasant Hill Police Department:

On April 3, 2023 at about 1:12AM, the Pleasant Hill Police Department received 911 calls of a shooting with a victim down in the parking lot of Farrington’s Bar. Upon police arrival, a single victim was found deceased in the parking lot. The suspect fled in a vehicle prior to police arrival. The investigation determined the shooting occurred after a dispute started between two groups of people. The victim was identified as 37 year-old, Oscar Laredo-Arellano of Concord.


Since the beginning of the investigation, Pleasant Hill Police Detectives have worked closely with law enforcement partners throughout the county and state.

Andre BAROCIO Jr (age 34 of Hercules) was identified as the main suspect and a warrant for his arrest was issued by a Superior Court Magistrate. Evidence in the investigation indicated that Mr. Barocio had fled the state and likely relocated to Mexico following the murder. Angelo DELACRUZ (age 31 of Antioch) was identified as a suspect as well.

Mr. Delacruz was located and arrested in Douglas County (Nevada) in late April 2023. He was extradited from Nevada and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for 245(a)(2) PC- Assault with a Firearm.

Pleasant Hill Police Detectives continued working to determine Mr. Barocio’s whereabouts. With the assistance of Federal Law Enforcement and State Police in Mexicali (Mexico), Mr. Barocio was arrested on May 22nd, 2023 and returned to United States law enforcement authorities at the Calexico Border Crossing in Imperial County, CA. On May 25th, 2023, Mr. Barocio was transported to the Martinez Detention Facility and booked for PC 187- Murder, PC 29800(a)(1)- Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, and the enhancement of PC 12022.53(d)- Use of a Firearm Causing Great Bodily Injury.


No additional suspects in the homicide are at-large.

The Pleasant Hill Police Department expresses our deepest condolences to the victim’s family and we thank all members of the community that assisted in this homicide investigation.


Michael A Cordero May 26, 2023 - 8:29 AM - 8:29 AM

Hunt them down to the corners of the Earth. One taken life is worthy of the efforts and justice. Thank you law enforcements.

Schmee May 26, 2023 - 8:47 AM - 8:47 AM

Why in the world would guys that big needs guns. Makes zero sense to me. When I was younger the guy who sold weed and coke in concord was a 400 pound Samoan guy named Big John. That guy never needed a weapon.

Saynogo May 26, 2023 - 11:20 AM - 11:20 AM

And Big John, didn’t cut his coke into oblivion!

Lamorinda Larry May 26, 2023 - 11:57 PM - 11:57 PM

Coke today is hella weak! I miss the days of Big John, too. Someone should make America great again . . .

Dr. Jellyfinger May 26, 2023 - 2:09 PM - 2:09 PM

Somebody said he came from New Orleans
Where he got in a fight over a Cajun Queen
And a crashin’ blow from a huge right hand
Sent a Louisiana fellow to the Promised Land,
Big John, Big Johnnn….. Big Bad John.

The Fearless Spectator May 27, 2023 - 5:37 PM - 5:37 PM

He wore pink pedal pushers and nylon hose
And purple wedgies with open toes
Somebody said he came out in L.A.
Where he got in some trouble and had to run away
A smashing’ blow from his mighty purse
Put a California feller in the back of a hearse
Big John, Big John….Big Sweet John

Actual 1970 recording by Sheb Wooley. Used to hear this on Dr. Demento.

Dr. Jellyfinger May 27, 2023 - 7:55 PM - 7:55 PM

Wow Fearless, I never heard that one before… LOL!
Youtube had it:

Janus May 27, 2023 - 9:39 AM - 9:39 AM

Was Big John bullet proof?

“God created men, Col. Colt made them equal,” just because you never saw a gun doesn’t mean there wasn’t a gun.

Ricardoh May 26, 2023 - 9:39 AM - 9:39 AM

Good job Police.

WC---Creeker May 26, 2023 - 9:40 AM - 9:40 AM

Possession of a Firearm by a Felon? Dame we need more gun laws, a felon should not have a gun!

Original G May 26, 2023 - 11:15 AM - 11:15 AM

“Possession of a Firearm by a Felon” . . . . normal in CA
BUT, But, but we have Laws . . . . . . . .

BOB May 26, 2023 - 12:41 PM - 12:41 PM

Are they out yet and has the DA apologized for the inconvenience?

domo May 26, 2023 - 12:41 PM - 12:41 PM

Good job LE! …now Becton – do yours and stop the revolving door & keep them locked up!

Dr. Jellyfinger May 26, 2023 - 4:36 PM - 4:36 PM

Angelo looks like Tyrus (on FOX News).

Steve May 27, 2023 - 3:10 PM - 3:10 PM

Not a good idea to commit a crime in Pleasant Hill.
They will come for you.


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