A patron reported via telephone the theft of a catalytic converter from his green Nissan Quest that was parked and locked in stall #556 of the west parking lot on 2/28/12 between 0730-1745 hours. 1203-1268 L12.
A patron called to report that on 3/8/12 between 0730-1730 his catalytic converter was stolen while his 1996 Toyota Tacoma was parked in stall #18 at the Orinda Station. He did not immediately notice the theft until he returned home on 3/8 and decided to make a phone report today.
A female patron was robbed at gunpoint on the platform at the Orinda station. The suspect, described as a black male in his 40's, 5'06", medium build with no facial hair and wearing a dark green hoodie, flashed a silver handgun before taking the victim's briefcase and purse. The suspect fled on foot from the station and drove away in a 4 door silver sedan. Direction of travel was possibly Westbound on Hwy 24. The victim was not injured and can identify the suspect. Video from the station was requested by the investigating officer. This robbery may possibly be related to the robbery which occurred on 3-7-12 at the Pittsburg/Baypoint station (case # 1203-0930).
Officers responded to a call-box activation at the station near the passenger drop-off area. Officers conducted an area search and did not find anyone in distress. Officers noticed a male subject going through the trunk of vehicle (Audi) and contacted him to see if he saw anything suspicious. The male appeared nervous and the officers noticed the vehicle doors were unlocked and the glove box ransacked. The officers suspected the vehicle may not belong to the male, which it did not and he was detained. Upon a records check, the suspect was on probation for vehicle burglary with a full search clause. The suspect was searched and a vehicle registration card in another party’s name was found on his person. The vehicle registration was for a different vehicle (Infiniti) which was parked nearby in the lot. The suspect was arrested and booked for possession of stolen property.
An officer took a report from a man who said that he was robbed, in the small parking lot, of his wallet, $40 cash, and his car keys. The suspects were two men, one of whom was armed with a silver-colored handgun. The suspects fled towards the freeway in an orange or red, newer-looking 4-door sedan, and were not located. (suspects’ descriptions: B-M, light complexion, clean shaven, 20’s, 6-2, thin; B-M, dark complexion, scruffy beard, “average” build, carrying a silver-colored handgun)
A victim reported that he parked his 2002 Toyota Sequoia at the station at 0800 hours. When he returned to his vehicle at 2045 hours, he heard the loud noise and discovered his catalytic converter had been stolen. The victim drove home and made the police report. He told the officer that this was the second time he had his catalytic converter stolen and it cost him $4,000 the last time. 1110-3415 L20 A victim reported that he parked his 2002 Toyota Sequoia at the station at 0800 hours. When he returned to his vehicle at 2045 hours, he heard the loud noise and discovered his catalytic converter had been stolen. The victim drove home and made the police report. He told the officer that this was the second time he had his catalytic converter stolen and it cost him $4,000 the last time.
While patrolling the station parking lot this morning, a sergeant located several autos with side window smashes; with a total of five victim vehicles being reported burglarized. The victim vehicles appeared to be ransacked. Two of the victims returned to their vehicles and stated nothing appeared to be missing. One of the victims stated he parked his vehicle at 0545 hrs this morning and the other a few days earlier. There are no suspects at this time.
7/5/11 – 1509 A victim reported he parked his 1994 Toyota SR5 was parked at the station from 1030 until he returned at 1509 hours and discovered that his catalytic converter was stolen. There are no known suspects.
A patron called to report suspicious persons driving in the lot. As officers were arriving, the station agent reported that one suspect fled on foot, but officers were able to detain the other in the suspect vehicle. Officers from the CHP, Orinda PD and the Contra Costa Sheriff's Department arrived to assist in the search for the fleeing suspect. The second suspect was eventually located in a nearby CVS store and detained. A burglarized vehicle was located in the lot, near the suspects' initial location. The suspect who fled was determined to be on parole. After he was interviewed, his parole officer asked that he be booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on a parole hold. The suspect detained in the suspect vehicle was interviewed and eventually released. Officers were unable to locate a witness who saw either suspect at the victim vehicle or in possession of any stolen property, so neither suspect was booked for burglary. The investigation is on-going.
An Officer responded to the station on a report of a catalytic converter theft. The victim parked his Toyota Truck in the main lot located on the east side of the station, stall 1096. Upon his return, he discovered that the catalytic converter was stolen from his vehicle. The time element was 0745-1829 hours. Nothing of evidentiary value was recovered from the scene.
An Officer was patrolling the west lot when he was flagged down by a patron. The patron advised the catalytic converter was taken from his 1991 Toyota Forerunner (Idaho plate of 1T30111) parked in stall 669 from 1030-1808 hours.
A patron was walking through the west lot when he saw a suspect steal a catalytic converter from a 1994 Red Toyota Tacoma (3U08093) parked in stall 615. The suspect then entered a red Nissan Sentra (partial plate of 3V) and drove out the lot, in an unknown direction. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, dirty brown shirt, and blue pants. An area search was conducted with negative results. An Officer subsequently contacted the owner of the vehicle who advised the vehicle was parked in the lot from 1015 – 1324 hours.
Trains were held at the station to search for a suspect who just robbed a Citibank located at 37 Orinda Way. The suspect was described as a black male in his late 30’s, navy blue hoodie, black baseball cap, black pants. The take was about $6,000 cash. A BART Officer and two Orinda police officers conducted the search with negative results. There was an 11 minute train delay.
An Officer on patrol was flagged down by an anonymous patron regarding a suspect acting erratically on the platform. The suspect was described as a white male adult wearing shorts and black socks. The Drug Abuse Recognition trained Officer saw a suspect matching the description and determined he was under the influence of a controlled narcotic substance. The suspect was arrested and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility.
A BART Officer was advised by BART Communications of a male subject exposing himself on a Millbrae bound train. Upon the officer's arrival he contacted the subject who was asleep. Retired female BART employee identified the subject as the person who had his penis exposed. The subject was taken into custody and a warrant check revealed he had $450.000 dollars in outstanding warrants. The subject was transported to the Martinez Detention Facility for booking.
An anonymous patron reported a vehicle in the parking lot with all 4 wheels missing. It was determined that a Honda was burglarized and its battery was disconnected. 4 rims and tires were also removed from the Honda. The vehicle was parked in the West parking lot, Stall 431. Time element: 0700-1739 hours.
An officer detained a male suspect for smoking on the platform. Record checks revealed the man had an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the Department of Corrections. The man was taken into custody and searched incident to arrest. During the search, stolen credit cards were discovered. The Department of Corrections later advised the warrant entry was in error - the male had been arrested last month and the warrant should have been cleared. The male was booked at Martinez Jail for possesion of stolen property and parole violation.
A witness, who had just heard glass breaking, reported seeing two male adults running away from a vehicle with a broken window in the parking lot. Officers responded and detained two subjects on the platform with property from the vehicle in their possession. After being positively identified by the witness, the two subjects were arrested and booked at the Martinez Jail for auto burglary.
A 21-year-old male was robbed by two men and a woman in the parking lot. The victim was tasered and sustained minor injuries. The loss was two i-phones worth approximately $1500. The suspects escaped in a car on eastbound highway 24. (suspect descriptions: #1-W-F, 18-25, 5-8/5-9, 100-125, blu & bld, gry jkt, white tank top, blu jeans; #2- W-M, 18-25, 5-10/6-0, 150/175, bld, blu baseball cap, blk jkt, blu jeans; #3-B-M, 18-25, 5-10, 180, blu baseball cap, dark-blu hooded sweatshirt; vehicle-gold Toyota Corolla)
An adult male became irate over receiving change from a BART ticket machine. The suspect began yelling at the station agent and then battered the agent. Officers responded and located the suspect at the station. The suspect was arrested and booked for battery on a transit employee and public intoxication. The station agent was taken to a hospital for medical clearance.