A victim made a phone report regarding the theft of his catalytic converter from his silver 2002 Toyota Sequoia (4NKK204). The Toyota was parked in the upper lot (unknown stall) of the Lafayette Station on 1/9/13 at 0730 hours. When the victim returned at 1930 hours, he discovered the theft. The loss is estimated at $950.00 and the vehicle is in the repair shop so it was not processed for evidence. The victim reported the catalytic converter was unbolted from the Toyota.
A patron reported a suspicious male in the parking lot. The station agent went to the lot and could see the male (WM, 30's, heavyset, beard, white knit cap, dark coat) looking into vehicles. The suspect was able to enter a Honda Accord and drive away before officers arrived. The agent was able to obtain the license plate. Officers could not locate the vehicle in the area, but were able to contact the owner and confirm that it had been taken without the owner's consent.
On 10/26/12, at 0957 hours, an adult female victim made a phone report regarding the theft of her catalytic converter that occurred on 10/24/12. The victim parked her beige 1997 Toyota 4-runner (Cal lic. 4HIM654) at the Lafayette BART Station at 0740 hours, but she could not remember the stall number. When she returned at 1810 hours, she started her vehicle and discovered that someone had removed her catalytic converter. The victim had her vehicle inspected by a mechanic and was informed that her catalytic converter had been cut off and the repair would cost $2,000. The vehicle is not available for inspection or processing for evidence. An Officer was assigned to the case.
A BART Officer contacted an adult male victim who reported the theft of his bicycle from the Lafayette Station. The victim locked his black and gold Merida mountain-bike with a cable at the racks about 0840 hours. When he returned about 1930 hours, the bike was missing.
A victim reported a lock punched on his 2000 Ford F-150 truck 6E26146 CA. and the ignition damaged in an attempt to steal the vehicle between 0750 and 1900 hours. Total damaged listed at $1200. No property loss reported. The vehicle was parked in the north/east lot, stall #1260. The report did not document the vehicle being processed for evidence.
An adult male victim contacted a BART officer to report the theft of the catalytic converter from his 1998 Toyota 4-Runner. The victim parked his vehicle in stall #662 in the mid-lot approximately 0620 hours. Upon returning about 1810 hours he discovered the part missing. There are no known suspect(s) at this time.
A System Service worker saw a suspect using a credit card with a woman’s name on it to buy a BART ticket. He was also holding a woman’s ID card. When she questioned the man about the woman’s name he became upset and left. She reported this to the police department. An officer responded to investigate. The suspect was located on the platform and identified by the System Service worker as the man using the credit card. He was on parole with a full search clause and had an outstanding warrant. During the detention a woman’s wallet was found in a trash can whose name matched the name on the credit card. The woman who owned the wallet came to the station and identified the suspect as the man who stole her purse from her work earlier in the evening. Walnut Creek PD had taken that report. The suspect was arrested for being in Possession of Stolen Property, Theft, the parole violation and two warrants. He was interviewed by a Sergeant. He was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility.
A patron reported the catalytic converter was stolen from her white 1996 Toyota 4Runner while it was parked and locked at the station between 0545-1630 hours. The officer was unable to process the vehicle for evidence.
A victim reported his men’s 24 speed Giant brand mountain bicycle missing. The bicycle was locked at 1330 hours. Upon his return at 2033 hours the bicycle and an unknown type of lock were missing from the bike rack in front of the station. He valued that bicycle at $800.
A patron reported her wallet was taken from her while she was on train on 6/24/12 between 1815-1900 hours. Due to the heavily crowded train, the victim could not identify anyone who could have taken her wallet. The victim's identification, $500.00, and miscellaneous cards were in the wallet.
A victim reported the theft of her maroon 1994 Honda Accord, 2dr which she parked in stall #663 located in the middle lot of the station between 0624 and 1600 hours today. There was no evidence of forced entry at the scene.
The victim's son parked and locked their 1997 Toyota Tacoma, gry, in stall #1066 in the upper lot of the station at 0700 hrs. When the victim came to pick up the truck at 0800 hrs., it was missing. An area search for the victim's truck was conducted with negative results. The officer did not locate any signs of a forced entry in stall #1066.
A man reported that the catalytic converter had been stolen off of his 2001 Toyota Sequoia while the SUV was parked in the upper lot (stall #1397) today between 0800-1820 hrs. The catalytic converter had been cut off of the vehicle.
A male patron at Walnut Creek Station reported a possible man with a gun on board the San Francisco train approaching Lafayette Station. The reporting party stated the man on the train said he had a gun, but no weapon was seen. An officer, with the assistance of Lafayette PD officers, located a man on the train matching the description provided by the reporting party. The man did not have a weapon and it was determined there was no merit to the original report. The train was delayed approximately 11 minutes.
A victim reported, via a phone call, that his catalytic converter had been removed from his 2000 Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck while parked in stall #1175. He stated he parked the truck on April 25, 2012 between 0745 and 2000 hours. Upon his return that same date the part was missing. Due to the time lapse between the actual crime and the date of reporting it the officer was unable to locate any parts in the area.