While a sergeant and an officer handled a medical call in the south bus zone area of the station, they were contacted by a security officer who reported that two black male suspects had committed a robbery moments earlier at the nearby Safeway store, and were last seen fleeing on-foot towards the station. Shortly after receiving the report, assisting officers located and attempted to detain the suspects near the BART police substation, but both suspects ran away. A brief foot pursuit(s) ensued as the sergeant and officers managed to corner and, via physical force, detain the suspects. El Cerrito Police officers soon arrived on scene, along with the victim, and the suspects were positively identified as having committed the robbery. At this point, El Cerrito Police officers took custody of the suspects, and lieutenant responded to perform the use of force investigation. Three of the BART officers reported minor injuries, but did not require further medical attention. One of the suspects sustained a minor hand injury, which was discovered while in the custody of El Cerrito Police officers. The entire investigation was subsequently handled by El Cerrito Police.
A female victim reported that she had been battered by her boyfriend while in a car in the parking lot. The male suspect was detained and the investigation revealed that he was the primary aggressor. The female victim, who was six months pregnant, declined domestic violence resources, medial attention and a protective order. The male suspect was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility for domestic violence.
A female victim reported that her live-in boyfriend struck her breasts while they argued in the station’s bus zone area. An officer detained the boyfriend/suspect and eventually placed him under arrest for battery. The suspect was subsequently issued a prohibition order and booked into the county jail. The victim, who was not injured, refused domestic violence related information/services.
The following vehicles were burglarized while parked in the east lot, adjacent to the parking structure: #1 - Purple 2013 Honda CRV, stall 50, smashed driver’s door window; #2 - Black 2003 BMW X5, stall 45, smashed front passenger window. An officer responded, contacted the Honda’s owner who reported a garage door remote and an iPhone 6 charger were stolen from their vehicle. The officer processed the Honda for fingerprints. As of this writing, the BMW’s owner has not returned to their vehicle.
A passing train operator reported that two suspects were climbing over the fence at milepost 10.88 on the R1 track. Officers responded and detained both suspects. The train operator was unavailable to make a positive identification. Record checks showed that one suspect had an outstanding no-bail arrest warrant for possession of stolen property, held by Albany PD. That suspect was arrested and booked at the Martinez Detention Facility. The other suspect was released at the scene.
Officers located an ice chest (cooler) placed near the entrance to the police substation. No threats had been received. Because no explosive detection K-9s were on duty at the time, a request went out to our allied agencies. The UC Berkeley PD had a K-9 available, but because the cooler had been placed at the entrance to the police office, they determined that it should be checked out by their bomb squad. The item was x-rayed and determined to most likely not contain explosives. It was eventually examined by one of their specialists and found to contain water and miscellaneous items (including some wire). Trains were held briefly while the item was x-rayed and again later when it was opened. TSOC was notified of the incident (TSA-07-19380-16).
Officers were dispatched to a report of a male and a female involved in a verbal dispute. The officers contacted both parties and determined that the male is on probation with a condition to stay away from the female. Witnesses reported that they saw nothing physical between the male and female, so the male was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for being in violation the court order.
A female victim reported that a male suspect snatched her phone from her hand while on a train at the station. The male left the train car with the phone, but then returned a few minutes later and threw the phone on the floor of the train. He then fled out of the station. Responding officers located a male matching the description near the station, but the victim did not want to pursue prosecution, since she recovered her phone, so the male suspect was FI'd and released. The victim returned later, after discovering that her SIMS card was missing from the phone, and wanted to give a statement and pursue prosecution. Station/train video will be requested and the case will be forwarded to the Investigations Unit.
While on patrol,an officer observed and detained a subject for fare evasion. A wants check revealed that the subject had a misdemeanor no bail warrant for traffic related offenses issued from the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office. The subject was arrested and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for his warrant.
An officer was dispatched to conduct a welfare check on a male subject. The officer determined that the male was too intoxicated to care for himself, so he was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for public intoxication.
A sergeant contacted an adult male for smoking in the bus zone. A records check revealed a $50,000 warrant for vandalism. The male was issued a warning citation for smoking in violation of the city ordinance and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for the warrant.
While on patrol, a sergeant observed and detained a subject for a smoking violation. A wants check revealed that the subject had a $30k misdemeanor warrant charging driving on a suspended license issued from the ACSO. The subject was arrested and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for his warrant.
While on patrol, a sergeant observed and detained a subject for a smoking violation. A wants check revealed that the subject had a two misdemeanor warrants. The first was a $20k warrant charging FTA on a DUI offense. The second was a $7.5k warrant charging public intoxication from the ACSO. The subject was arrested and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for his warrant.
The victim reported the theft of miscellaneous clothing from the interior of their vehicle while it was parked on the first floor of the parking structure, stall #314, today, between the hours of 0525-1500. Entry was made via an open driver's door.
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.