A patron reported to the station agent that a Hispanic male, unknown age, slim, wearing a white jacket, and black or blue jeans, had possibly stolen a phone from a female victim on platform #2. As this was happening, a witness, who attempted to intervene and come to the aid of the victim, was challenged by the suspect who brandished a kitchen knife. The witness backed off and followed the suspect out of the station. The suspect returned to the station as the witness followed. The witness flagged down two officers who eventually detained the suspect inside the station. The original victim of the theft could not be located and officers were unable to determine if there had been a theft. However, the witness, positively identified the suspect as the one who had brandished a knife. The witness declined to press charges against the suspect for the brandishing. The suspect was placed under arrest for possession of a dirk or dagger, and transported to the Martinez jail where he was booked for the offense. TSOC was notified.
Patrons reported a suspect who was at the station brandishing a screwdriver in a threatening manner. Officers responded and determined that the suspect was a danger to himself and others and needed to be placed on a 72-hour hold for a psychiatric evaluation. The suspect was transported to Contra Costa Regional Medical Center by ambulance.
A patron reported a male in need of a welfare check in the parking structure. An officer contacted the sleeping male and determined that he had a $15.000 warrant for narcotics possession. The male was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for the warrant.
A male suspect detained for traffic and littering violations by a sergeant refused to identify himself. When directed to step out of his vehicle, the suspect refused to do so while being verbally uncooperative as well. BART and El Cerrito Police officers responded to assist the sergeant, and the suspect voluntarily stepped out of the vehicle a short time later. He was then placed under arrest for resisting arrest/delaying police and for possessing more than one ounce of suspected Marijuana; his driving privilege was also found to be suspended/revoked. The suspect was then booked into the county jail for resisting/delaying police and narcotics possession. No use of force occurred.
A victim reported that they parked their vehicle (a 2003 Honda Element) in stall # 1287 today at 0800 hours. The victim returned at 2130 hours and found their catalytic converter gone.
A train operator reported a male masturbating in the lead car of her train. Officers contacted the male at the Del Norte Station and the train operator identified him as the responsible person. She placed him under citizen's arrest for indecent exposure. A records check revealed a $10,000 warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia. The male was issued a prohibition order and then booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for indecent exposure and the warrant.
A victim reported the theft of their white 1990 Acura Integra while it was parked in the 1st level of the structure, stall 16, between 1500 hours on 5/10/16 and 0026 on 5/11/16. An officer responded and completed a report.
A victim reported the theft of their catalytic converter from their 2003 Honda Element. The converter was taken between 0730-1945 hours on 5/04. The vehicle was parked in the northwest lot.
A female victim reported that a male suspect pushed her. Officers arrived and contacted the male. The victim said that she was not injured and did not wish to pursue charges. The male suspect was determined to be too intoxicated to care for himself, so he was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for public intoxication.
A victim reported the theft of their red Giant Talon brand men’s mountain bike, valued at $450.00, while it was cable/padlocked at the station between 1530 hours and 2030 hours. An officer contacted the victim and completed a report.
A victim reported via telephone that their 2008 Honda Element’s catalytic converter was stolen while the vehicle was parked in the station’s main lot, stall 666, on today's date. An officer contacted the victim and completed a report.
A victim reported the theft of their unknown brand blue beach cruiser bike. It was secured to the bike rack with a rope lock at 0655 hours and when the victim returned at 1745 hours, the bike and lock were gone.
The mother of a 12 year old victim called to report that her son was robbed at gunpoint, about 20 minutes earlier. The suspect brandished a gun at the victim and forced him part-way down the stairs leading to the concourse, where he took the victim's wallet from his pocket. When the suspect demanded the victim's backpack, the victim refused and shoved the suspect, before running to the bus zone, where he boarded a waiting bus. It is not known where the suspect went after the offense. Responding officers checked the area for the suspect, but were unable to locate him. The suspect was described as a black male in his 20's, wearing all black clothing and white Jordan basketball shoes.
Officers were dispatched to check on a male who was reportedly cutting himself on a train. Officers contacted the male on the train and determined that he had a $7,000 "no cite" narcotics warrant for his arrest. It was determined that he was scraping at his leg, but not cutting himself, so he was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for the warrant.
A female victim reported that at about 1400 hours today, she was the victim of a domestic battery. She told officers that she had obtained a Temporary Restraining Order against her boyfriend, but that the order had not been served. She chose to meet with her boyfriend in the city of El Cerrito in order to attempt a reconciliation. The couple got into an argument as they walked toward BART. The boyfriend grabbed her arm and pulled her onto a train, which the couple rode to MacArthur Station. They got off the train there and continued their argument. The suspect pushed the victim twice. A relative of the victim arrived at the station and the victim left with the relative. The suspect left without further incident. The victim was not injured. The case will be forwarded to detectives for follow-up.
Officers were dispatched to conduct a welfare check on an adult male at the station. Upon contact, the officers noticed that he was too intoxicated to care for himself. A male victim approached the officers and said that the male suspect had punched him in the head. The victim was not injured and declined medical attention, but placed the suspect under citizen's arrest for battery. The suspect was issued a prohibition order before being booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for public intoxication, battery and for an outstanding $30,000 warrant for battery.
A victim reported that he was the victim of a hit and run. The victim stated he suffered minor injuries (complaint of pain) and declined medical attention. An officer located a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle description and was able to pull it over a few blocks away from the station. At one point, the one of the passengers appeared to be attempting to swallow something. The officer used force to prevent this, and it was discovered the suspect was trying to swallow his own driver’s license. The witness was not able to identify the driver of the vehicle, and there was conflicting evidence as to whom the real driver was. The parties were ultimately released and the case is being deferred to Detectives for review. A sergeant responded to conduct a use of force investigation.
An anonymous patron reported a male suspect possibly engaged in a lewd act near the station on a pedestrian path. An officer located the male in a vehicle in the area. A female was also located nearby and determined to be with the male. During the contact, the female allowed the officer to retrieve her identification from the car. While getting her purse, the officer saw a handgun on the floor, near the driver. The driver was taken into custody for possession of the firearm and for having ammunition in close proximity to the handgun. The female was identified and released. The male was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for the weapons violations.
While patrolling the station’s bus zone, an officer observed a male suspect tossing multiple BART pamphlets on the ground and then running into the station. The officer eventually detained the suspect for littering, but he initially refused to identify himself. The officer finally managed to identify the suspect and prepared a littering/infraction-citation for his signature. The suspect, however, refused to sign the citation. At this point, the suspect was placed under arrest for refusing to sign the citation and booked into the county jail.
A male victim reported that while at the station a male (juvenile) suspect suddenly snatched the victim’s ZTE brand cell phone from his hands and fled. The victim briefly chased after the suspect, but fell to the ground and sustained a minor arm injury; he later declined medical attention. Officers were unable to locate the suspect – described as: 15-16 years of age; under 5’ tall; 165 lbs.; wearing a black sweater and black pants. Officers were unable to track the cell phone. Station video was requested.