The Orinda Police Department requested that trains be held at the station while they searched for a robbery suspect who had fled towards the station. The suspect was not located and trains were released after a short delay.
A parent reported that their juvenile daughter was running away from home and was at the station suffering from mental health issues. Officers contacted the juvenile and determined that the juvenile was under the influence of alcohol and in need of medical assistance. The juvenile was transported to hospital by ambulance along with her parents.
Officers received a report of a subject looking into cars. Officers attempted to contact the subject who fled. After a brief chase the subject got into a vehicle and attempted to flee. The subject was subsequently taken into custody. A computer check showed the subject's vehicle was stolen and the subject was on parole. The subject was booked for vehicle theft and parole violation.
Officers responded to a possible man-with-a-gun call. The report came from a witness on a San Francisco bound train. The suspect was detained but no weapon was found. A warrant check revealed an outstanding felony warrant out of the Calif. Dept. of Corrections for larceny. The subject was arrested and booked accordingly.
A patron reported an adult male suspect looking into vehicles in the parking lot. Before officers arrived, the suspect entered a vehicle, started the engine and was able to back it out of the parking stall before realizing that he could not drive it with the "club" locked onto the steering wheel. The suspect abandoned the still running vehicle and tried to flee, but was arrested by responding officers. The suspect was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility for auto theft, burglary, possession of burglary tools and possession of stolen property.
An adult male suspect approached an adult male victim on the platform and pushed him without provocation. The victim pointed out the suspect to responding officers and placed the suspect under citizen's arrest for battery. The suspect, who was also under the influence of alcohol, was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility.
In a late reported case (occurred Mon., 11/2/09) a patron reported her wallet stolen out of her purse as she rode a train to San Francisco. No suspect information. The theft wasn't discovered until she reached work and began receiving phone calls from credit card companies citing unusual activity.
Officers responded to a report of an adult male in his fifties exposing himself to passengers on an SF train as it approached Orinda Station. A search of the train was conducted at Rockridge with no sucess in locating the suspect.
A BPD K9 unit was used to assist Orinda Police in the search for an armed robbery suspect thought to be hiding behind a gas station near the station. The search failed to yield the suspect.
An adult male with a history of suicidal tendencies once again threatened to harm himself "By any means" at the Orinda station. The subject was taken into custody without incident and held for psychiatric evaluation.
Officers responded to a report of suspects casing in the parking lot. The officers arrested two 30-year-old men who had burglarizing two vehicles. The suspects were booked at the Martinez Detention Facility.
An officer contacted a drunk male adult in the bus zone. The suspect is a registered sex offender, and when the officer checked his registration status, the suspect fled on foot. After a brief foot chase, the officer had to use pepper spray to subdue the suspect. He was arrested for being drunk in public and resisting arrest. The officer was not injured. The suspect received medical treatment at the scene and was booked in county jail.
An officer on patrol contacted an adult male who had been loitering on the station platform for about an hour. During the contact the officer discovered that the suspect did not have a valid BART ticket and was in possession of suspected methamphetamine. The suspect was booked for possession of narcotics.
An officer observed an adult male in the parking lot behaving suspiciously and unloading items from a van. The suspect was untruthful about his identity and was in possession of methamphetamine, syringes, and a pipe commonly used for smoking drugs. The suspect was arrested and booked.
A patron was pickpocketed while on board at Pittsburg bound train as it approached Orinda Station. Loss was a cellular phone. The suspect, an adult male, is believed to have committed the crime while the victim was engaged in conversation with a friend. The suspect, who was seated next to the victim on the train, was observed by the victim hurriedly off-boarding at Orinda.
Two female suspects, ages 17 and 23, were arrested for assault with a deadly weapon for beating a man over the head with a spike-healed shoe. The victim, in his 20's, declined to be taken to the hospital, but will likely require stitches to close a wound to the back of his head. The juvenile suspect was taken to juvenile hall and the adult was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility.
Two K9 teams were sent to assist Orinda PD after an anonymous caller stated that a bomb would detonate at the 1st Republic Bank construction site at Brookwood and Camino Pablo Blvd. No explosive device was found.
A patron at Rockridge station reported that he saw a man with a handgun tucked in his pants. The suspect was located on board a train at Orinda station. The handgun was determined to be an air pistol. A search of the subject's property during the investigation found him to be in possession of a stolen automobile stereo for which he was arrested and booked.
A subject was upset about his girlfriend leaving him and created a verbal disturbance at the station. He was found to have a felony drug warrant and a no-bail misdemeanor drug warrant, for which he was arrested and booked.
Witnesses reported observing a black truck strike two vehicles in the lot. A check of the plate revealed it was stolen out of Concord PD's jurisdiction. The truck was recovered. The suspect was not located.