A victim reported that they locked their bicycle (a Raleigh 18 speed road bicycle) to the bike racks on 12/18/15 at 1030 hours. The bicycle was secured with a chain lock. The victim returned on 12/20/15at 0800 hours to find their bicycle gone. The estimated value of the bike is $600.
Patrons aboard a Richmond bound train reported a male was intoxicated and creating a disturbance. Officers intercepted the train and off boarded the male from the train. The male was too intoxicated to care for himself and was placed under arrest for public Intoxication. The male was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility.
A sergeant and officers responded to the bus zone are of the station regarding the report of an in-progress fight. The officers attempted to contact one of the involved parties, later identified as the suspect, who was uncooperative, agitated and in control of a stroller containing a small child; the suspect was later determined to be the child’s father. As one of the officers attempted to reason with the suspect, he placed the child between himself and the officer while also exhibiting pre-assaultive behaviors. Eventually, the suspect pushed the stroller (still containing the child) into the bus zone as another officer pointed a Taser at the suspect and ordered him to the ground. Although the suspect did not readily comply, he eventually did and was safely placed in handcuffs without (police) force being used. The other involved party, later identified as the victim and mother of the involved child, was located and explained that the suspect had earlier forcibly taken the child from her, battered her about the face and pulled her hair, while also snatching her cell phone from her grasp as he believed she was calling police. The officers then placed the suspect under arrest for domestic violence, child endangerment, kidnapping and preventing the use of a communication device to summon police assistance. As a result of being battered, the victim sustained a minor injury, but refused medical assistance; the child was not injured. Officers obtained an emergency protective order and issued the suspect a prohibition order before booking him into the county jail.
Richmond PD advised that they had an active shooter suspect from their City, armed with a weapon in his waistband, possibly en-route to the station. Several BART PD officers checked the Del Norte, Richmond and El Cerrito Plaza stations for the possible suspect, who was described as a Black male, 25 years, wearing a black jacket with grey sweatpants. A train that had gone through the Del Norte Station prior to the officer's arrival was searched at the El Cerrito Plaza Station with negative results. The various station searches for the suspect were negative. Richmond PD did not have any further details regarding the active shooter.
A victim reported their 2013 Ford Edge was broken into while parked in stall #1808 of the Del Norte Station,, between 0635-1808 hours. The suspect smashed the rear passenger window and removed a grey leather case that contained a bible. Loss was $50.00. The victim called in to make a phone report.
An AC Transit supervisor reported a male creating a disturbance in the bus zone. An officer contacted the male and determined that he was too intoxicated to care for himself. The male resisted arrest for public intoxication and tried to hit the officer. The officer was eventually able to take the male into custody and he was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for resisting arrest.
Officers responded to a report of a male subject who hit another male subject with a skateboard on platform 2. Trains were briefly held out as the officers searched for the suspect and victim. Upon arrival, the officers located a male subject with injuries to his head so medical was summoned to the scene. They also located and detained several subjects who may have been involved in the incident as well as some independent witnesses. There was insufficient evidence at the time to positively identify any suspects. The victim was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries to his head. Station video is to be requested.
Officers detained a female suspect for a traffic violation. During the detention, the officers determined the suspect was under the influence of a narcotic (Marijuana). She was then placed under arrest for driving while under the influence of a controlled substance. A lieutenant approved the arrest. The suspect was then booked into the county jail.
A solo female driver committed a traffic violation by driving through the bus zone of the Del Norte Station. Officers made a traffic stop on the vehicle and smelled the odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The officers conducted FST's on the driver and determined she was driving while under the influence. The female was placed under arrest and was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility.
An officer responded to the station regarding a domestic violence incident in which the female victim had reportedly sustained an injury to her lip. The victim told the officer that the suspect, whom she identified as the father of her unborn child, had punched her about the face as they argued. The suspect then took her older generation (unknown name brand) cell phone before fleeing. Assisting officers unsuccessfully searched for the suspect. Paramedics responded and provided the victim with first-aid, but she refused to be transported to a hospital. The victim further described the suspect as a: Black male; 33 years of age; 5’8” tall; 160 lbs.; wearing a gray sweater, jeans and black shoes. The investigating officer requested station video.
A victim reported the theft of their gray 1996 Toyota 4Runner's catalytic converter while the vehicle was parked in the northern most lot, stall 1946, between 0700 to 1630 hours. An officer responded and completed a report.
A patron reported that their gray 2006 Volvo S60 was burglarized while parked in stall #1135, on the 4th level of the parking structure, between 1500-2000 hours. An unknown suspect smashed the left rear window to gain entry and stole a purse and tablet computer.
A sergeant was flagged down by a victim of an auto burglary at the station. The victim said that his vehicle was entered via door lock cheat while it was parked at the station on 11/17 between 1500-1800 hours. The interior was ransacked and two watches and paperwork were taken.
While on patrol, an officer saw two male suspects fleeing from the 2nd level of the parking structure. The officer initially saw the suspects fleeing from the area of a parked vehicle that appeared to have its driver’s side door tampered with. The suspects were seen jumping fences in a residential area and a perimeter was set up. Dispatch attempted to locate the registered owner of the vehicle where the suspects were but was initially unsuccessful. At around the same time, El Cerrito PD advised that they were searching for a couple of suspects who may have committed a vandalism at a nearby Safeway who had fled at around the same time Officer Pianta initially observed the suspects. The officers cleared the perimeter but conducted a consensual residential security check in the backyard of where the two suspects were last seen. Officers Pianta, Dexheimer, and an El Ceritto PD officer located two juveniles in the back yard. Both suspects were detained and admitted they were preparing to roll marijuana joints when the officer saw them. The suspects stated that they discarded their marijuana as they fled. The marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia were found nearby and both suspects admitted it was theirs. The vehicle that the suspects fled from ended up to belong to one of the suspects. Both suspects were ultimately released to their parents with citations for possession of marijuana. A sergeant responded to oversee the incident and conduct a use of force investigation.
An adult male detained by an officer for fare evasion was found to have an outstanding $10K warrant for reckless driving, held by the Alameda County Sherriff’s Office, for his arrest. The officer placed the subject under arrest for the warrant without incident and issued him a citation for fare evasion. A sergeant responded and approved the arrest. The suspect was then booked into the county jail for the warrant.
A male suspect detained for fare evasion by an officer was found to have an outstanding $60K DUI warrant, held by Wiley Manuel Superior Court, for his arrest. The officer placed the suspect under arrest for the warrant and issued him a citation for fare evasion; the arrest was approved by a sergeant. The suspect was then booked into the county jail for the warrant.
An off-duty BART employee reported two male suspects exchanging a rifle near the first level of the parking structure. Officers responded and detained one of the two suspects, with duty weapons drawn. A search of the suspect revealed he was in possession of an unloaded replica rifle, which was concealed in his pant leg; officers unsuccessfully searched for the second suspect. A sergeant responded to approve the arrest and perform the use of force investigation. Based upon a citizen’s arrest, the suspect was issued a citation for displaying a replica firearm.
A victim reported the theft of their catalytic converter from their red 2002 Honda Civic 4 door. The victim parked in the North lot of the Del Norte Station, between 0725-1725 hours. Loss was estimated at $1,000,00.
Berkeley PD notified our department that one of their bait bikes had been stolen from an address on Allston Way and was currently on the Richmond bound train approaching El Cerrito del Norte. An officer responded and located a male in possession of a bike that matched the description provided by Berkeley PD. The man was detained and the serial number confirmed that it was the bait bike. Record checks showed that the man had numerous probation entries for theft and narcotics and that he had a $10,000 arrest warrant for possession of stolen property, held by Berkeley PD. Berkeley PD responded and took custody of the man and recovered their bait bike.