A patron at the Lafayette Station heard a loud "snap" and then saw a male, BM, 20-30 yrs, 5'-10" to 6', slender, wearing an A's ball cap, blk overcoat, with a red undershirt and blu or blk pants, with blk and whi tennis shoes, and a blk backpack, removing a bike from the bike racks. The patron notified the station agent before leaving on a train. The male subject, returned to the Lafayette station about 20 minutes later without a bike. The agent saw the subject take a bike that was leaning against a rail at the station and then go up to the platform. The agent notified police believing the subject was stealing bikes. Trains were checked for the subject with negative results. The patrol watch commander checked the surveillance cameras in the ISRC and located the subject, who matched the description, on the Orinda platform with two bicycles in his possession. Trains were briefly held while officers made contact with the subject. The station agent went to the Orinda Station where he positively identified the subject. The male provided false ID to the officers upon contact and could not explain why he was in possession of two bikes. Officers were finally able to ID the male and found that he was on probation out of Contra Costa County for theft and assault with a deadly weapon with a full search clause. The officers searched the suspect and located cutting tools commonly used to cut cables and locks. The suspect was placed under arrest and a detective was called to interview the suspect. The suspect was booked into the Martinez Jail on the above listed charges. A probation search of the subject's residence was later conducted.
A patron reported the theft of their bike which was parked at the station between the hours of 0700-1515, today's date. The loss was a red BMX bike valued at $800. It is unknown what type of lock was used to secure the bike.
A BART Officer contacted a victim who reported his catalytic converter was missing from his 2004 Toyota Sequoia. The victim stated he parked his vehicle in the west lot approximately 0800 hours. He returned about 1830 hours and discovered the loss. No known leads at this time. 1205-3201 L21.
The victim called to report the theft of the catalytic converter from her 2001 Toyota Tacoma truck. The truck was parked in the main lot of the station on Friday 5/11/12 between 0830-2230 hours. The victim was unaware of the missing catalytic converter until she contacted the dealership who estimated the loss at $1,600.
A patron called to report that the driver's side window of her tan VW beetle, Lic. #BUG4RA, had been broken while parked in the handicapped lot. She said that she parked and locked the vehicle at 1000 hours and when she returned at 1230, the window was broken. The vehicle was still locked, nothing was missing and it appeared that entry to the vehicle had not been made. Because entry had not been made, the vehicle was not processed for prints.
An officertook a stolen vehicle report from a patron/victim who parked her vehicle in the west side parking lot of the station on Friday, 4/6/12 at 1530 hrs. When she returned on Monday, 4/9/12 at 0730 hrs, her vehicle was gone. Stolen vehicle: 1999 Dodge Durango, purple. There are no suspects or leads in the case at this time.
A BART Officer responded to a San Francisco bound train at Orinda Station concerning an adult male subject who was reported to be yelling and acting strange on the train. The Officer detained the subject after patrons pointed him out. The Officer determined the detainee was on probation, and one of the mandates was that he stay away from all BART facilities. The detainee was taken into custody. A search revealed a steak knife in his back pants pocket, and an open bottle of wine. The suspect was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility for violation of a court order and possession of a concealed weapon.
An officer responded to a report of a couple fighting on the platform. A station agent and system-service worker told the officer that they witnessed the female slapping her boyfriend in the face and pushing him against a stairwell wall. The woman admitted having done so. She was arrested for battery upon a person with whom she has a dating relationship. The victim did not sustain any physical injuries. The suspect was debriefed by a sergeant before being booked into the Martinez Detention Facility.
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.