A train operator reported being battered by a patron while on the train. Upon being upset by the train operator awakening him on an out of service train, a male suspect struck the train operator on the face and hands with a cane. The train operator sustained a cut to his left hand and was later taken to South San Francisco Kaiser Hospital for treatment. An officer arrived at the scene and detained a suspect matching the description given on the platform. The suspect was positively identified by the train operator and placed under arrest for assault with a weapon. 1205-0305 L12.
An officer took a telephone report from a woman who said that her 1999 Toyota Camry had been burglarized. The vehicle was burglarized between 04/23/12, at 1400 hrs., and 04/25/12, at 1400 hrs., while parked on the second floor of the parking garage. According to the victim, the driver’s door window looked as if someone had tried to pry it open, although it was not broken. The car stereo was missing. The stereo subwoofer and a briefcase were missing from the trunk. The vehicle was not processed for evidence. The owner did not wish to drive to a BART station to have the vehicle examined. She also indicated that she had likely obliterated any latent prints while driving the vehicle over the last three days.
The catalytic converter was removed from a 1995 Toyota pick-up. The victim parked the vehicle in stall #1583 at 1135 hours. Upon his return at 1950 hours he started the vehicle and heard a loud exhaust noise. The vehicle was processed for evidence.
A patron/victim called Dispatch to report her 2001 Ford P/U truck was broken into while parked on the 4th level of the parking structure. An officer responded to the scene and completed a crime report. It appears an unknown suspect(s) entered the vehicle via the front passenger door using a door lock cheat and causing damage to the lock. The ignition switch was also damaged by an unknown tool, making the vehicle inoperable with the key. The victim stated it appeared only the vehicle registration was missing. The vehicle was tech’d for print evidence and any other evidentiary items, but none were located. The video unit was contacted regarding any video evidence.
A patron reported to the station agent that there was an injured male on trackway two. Power was taken down, officers and medical responded and located the male on the trackway. The male was initially unresponsive and was transported to San Francisco General Hospital where his condition improved and he was alert and talking. The officers were unable to locate any witnesses who saw how the male ended up on the trackway. Video has been requested. The victim told officers that he does not remember how he ended up on the trackway. He is being treated for minor injuries at SFGH and is in good condition. The investigation is on-going.
A BART employee at the station reported a male suspect jumped a fence near the east-side parking lot and into the BART track way just south of the platform. The suspect began to walk towards the platform then jumped back over the same fence into the parking lot. BART Central shut the track way power off in that area as a safety precaution for the suspect. An officer responded and detained the suspect near the primary station entrance without incident. The suspect was arrested and released on citation for trespassing and interfering with railroad operations, based on a citizen’s arrest by the BART employee who witnessed the violation. The suspect’s motive appears to be fare evasion.
While patrolling the station parking structure, an officer noticed white Ford utility truck which was occupied earlier by two subjects, and was now unoccupied. The officer conducted a records check on the vehicle and it came back “nonoperational” since 2008. The officer searched the structure and area, and 20 minutes later located two subjects on the 3rd level of the parking structure, on the same level of the truck in question. The subjects were identified as: S#1 and S#2. S#1 is listed as a suspicious person in a prior trespassing case. S#2 is on parole for narcotic(s) violation. The subjects stated the truck in question was not theirs and that they were not in it, and the officer could not identify either individual as being in the truck. Neither subject has been identified as a wanted suspect in any prior BART PD case at this time. The truck was inventoried and towed for having expired registration of more than six months. The subjects were released as they could not be linked to any criminal activity at this time. This case is being forwarded to Detectives for information and review.
Unknown suspect(s) cut and removed approximately 1000 feet of copper cable located between the tracks of Trackway #3, and just north of the Millbrae platform (#3). The cable is “negative return” and is not “hot.” The suspect(s) appear to be using proper tools for both cutting the two-inch thick cable and possibly for electrification testing. Cables on Trackway #2 in the same area were also cut and removed, but some cut cable was left behind. The suspects appeared to have gained entrance through a chain-linked fence opening along the right-of-way. Detectives are investigating this theft, along with other recent thefts of copper cable from the District. TSOC has been notified.
An officer responded to a hospital in Santa Clara on a report that a female sexual-assault victim from Millbrae station was being treated there. The officer met with a Millbrae police detective at the hospital. The detective had interviewed the victim and determined that the crime was not committed at the Millbrae station, but elsewhere in that city. The Millbrae police are handling the investigation.
A patron reported to Millbrae P.D. that a subject was upset and kicking the doors of a north bound train approaching the station. The subject reportedly was threatening to blow up the train as he was arguing with a patron for talking loudly on her cell phone. Trains were held for 10 minutes at the station as BART and Millbrae Officers responded to the scene and investigated the incident. Officers could not locate any complainants at the station and the subject denied threatening to blow up the train. The subject appears to have some mental issues but was able to care and warned for the disturbance.
A station agent reported that a subject fare evaded out and started cussing and yelling at her. The officers arrived and contacted the suspect (Joseph Wade W/M). A warrant check revealed Wade had a $20,000 felony warrant out for his arrest for drug possession. The subject was booked for the warrant via an out of county waiver at the San Francisco County Jail. The fare evasion could not be substantiated and no citizens’ arrest was made for disturbing others.
A CSO noticed a 59 year old male sitting unresponsive in the bus zone. Paramedics arrived, and pronounced the subject dead shortly thereafter. There were no signs of foul play. 1004-0699 L12.
Service to the Millbrae Station was disrupted for nearly three hours after a suspicious device was found on a bus at the Caltrain side of the station. The San Mateo County Sheriffs Dept. shut down Caltrain service and eventually their bomb squad used a water cannon to neutralize the item which turned out to be harmless.
An adult male suspect who was refusing to exit an out of service train physically attacked a female train operator who was attempting to remove him from the train. The suspect was booked for public intoxication and battery on a transportation employee.
Officers searched for a male, 30-40 years of age, who reportedly exposed himself on board a train as it approached Millbrae Station. The victim stated the suspect off-boarded at Millbrae and left on a Pittsburg train. Responding officers were unable to locate the suspect.
Officers responded to the station on a report of a fight between a male and a female. The female, who has a child with the male, had struck the male several times, causing bruises on the male's arm. The female was arrested and booked at the San Mateo jail for domestic violence. 0904- 2065 L12.
A female passenger was the victim of an indecent exposure while she was on a Millbrae-bound train near 12th St. The train was searched for the suspect without success. The suspect is described as an adult male, heavy build, 40-50 years old.
A C.S.O. observed a subject loitering suspiciously in the parking structure, possibly casing, and reported it to dispatch. The subject, an adult male in his 20's, discovered he was being watched and ran from the structure. Responding units eventually located the suspect and took him into custody. A backpack that he threw over a fence was also recovered and found to have items taken in a robbery that took place yesterday at Millbrae station. The subject was booked for possession of stolen property and is being investigated as a possible suspect in yesterday's robbery.
A 61 year old male victim was walking to his car in the structure, when he was attacked from behind and knocked to the ground. A young male adult suspect kicked the victim's head, removed the victim's wallet from his pants pocket, and fled prior to the arrival of responding officers.
Officers responded to the station to investigate a verbal altercation between a cab driver and a passenger who refused to pay. The passenger was arrested and booked after he was found to have an outstanding $25,000 warrant for grand theft.