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.
In a late-reported case (occurred 12/31/07 2315 hrs.) a woman's purse was snatched as she walked to her car in the parking lot of Millbrae station. The woman could only see that the suspect was a tall male with a slender build. The loss included cash and jewelry.
Officers contacted an adult male suspect for fare evasion. The suspect shoved the officer and attempted to hit him with the receiver from a pay phone. The officer pepper sprayed the suspect and was able to subdue him with the assistance of other officers. The suspect was booked for battery against a police officer and resisting arrest.
A Millbrae PD officer pursued a vehicle carrying three suspects onto southbound 101, where it crashed at Broadway Avenue. One suspect pointed a gun at the officer, and all three suspects fled. A BART PD officer assisted in searching for the suspects, and with traffic control. One suspect was captured.