A patron reported a purple 1995 Nissan truck (5F13627) was burglarized while parked in stall #1175 (east lot) of the Orinda Station. The driver's window was smashed and property was found on the ground next to the truck. The truck was dusted for prints but no prints were located. A note was left with the vehicle. Loss is unknown at this time.
An officer responded to a report of a subject who was creating a disturbance at the station. The subject was reportedly yelling profanities and racial slurs. The officer detained the subject in question and discovered he had an active BART prohibition order. The subject was arrested and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for trespassing. Sergeant D. Salas approved the arrest.
A victim reported his 1994 silver Toyota Camry 4 door was burglarized while it was parked and locked in stall #1095 in the upper lot between 0745-1845 hours. The method of entry was unknown, and a Pioneer stereo was taken from inside the vehicle. The vehicle was processed for latent prints with negative results.
A victim reported his 2000 white GMC Yukon was burglarized while it was parked and locked in stall #1072 in the upper lot between 0745-1845 hours. The point of entry was unknown and the interior of the vehicle was ransacked. The vehicle was processed for latent prints with negative results.
A victim reported his 2003 blue Toyota Tundra was burglarized while it was parked and locked in stall #1067 in the upper lot between 0730-1830 hours. The rear passenger window was smashed, and a stereo system was taken from inside the vehicle. Latent prints were taken from the vehicle.
A victim reported his 2000 black Dodge Ram truck was burglarized while it was parked and locked in the east lot between 0750-1830 hours. The rear shell window was smashed and a $200.00 DVD player taken from inside the vehicle. Latent prints were processed and lifted from the vehicle.
A victim reported his 2002 beige Toyota Corolla 4 door was burglarized while it was parked and locked in stall #1020 in the east lot between 0705-1715 hours. The point of entry is unknown, and a Pioneer stereo was taken from inside the vehicle. The vehicle was processed for fingerprints but none were found.
A train operator saw a male fall into the trackway as the train was pulling into the Orinda station. The train operator was able to stop the train before the train hit the male. A patron jumped down onto the trackway and pulled the male to a safe location under the lip of the platform. Fire, and paramedics arrived on scene and began treating the males injuries. Officers began an investigation to determine if a criminal act or a medical condition caused the male to fall into the trackway. Witnesses on the train platform and the train operator confirmed the male was not pushed off the platform but fell into the trackway. The male sustained head/facial injuries, abrasions to his knees and was transport to John Muir Hospital. It appears at this time, a medical condition caused the male to fall off the platform. The incident train was delayed approximately 15 minutes. Trains were diverted to the opposite trackway and service was restored at 0733 hours.
An officer responded to a report of theft of a cell phone on a Pittsburg bound train. Upon arrival and further investigation, it was determined the suspect tried to take a cell phone from a patron but the victim struggled and maintained possession of her property. The victim had off boarded at a prior station, but a witness positively identified the suspect as the person who attempted to steal the victim’s phone. The suspect was placed under arrest for attempt robbery. There were no reported injuries. A warrant check on the suspect revealed an outstanding $15,000.00 arrest warrant out of San Francisco for narcotics. A sergeant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest and interview the suspect, but the suspect refused to provide a statement. The suspect was arrested for attempt robbery and the warrant, and was also issued a 30 day BART prohibition order.
A station agent reported that a male subject appeared to be intoxicated and mentally challenged. The male asked a cab driver if he wanted "an experience." The male was last seen walking around the parking lot. Officers arrived on scene and determined the male was under the influence of alcohol and was too intoxicated to care for himself. The male was placed under arrest for public intoxication and a sergeant responded to approve the arrest. The male was booked into the Martinez Detention Center.
A victim said he entered the station and returned his wallet to his rear pants pocket as he went up to the platform. After he was on the crowded platform for a few minutes, the victim noticed that his wallet was gone. He retraced his steps and checked with the agent, but did not locate the wallet. Although he didn't feel anyone bump into him, the victim believes that someone removed the wallet from his pocket. Station video will be requested.
The on duty station agent reported an adult male, described as a WM, 6'0, brown hair, scraggly beard, was attempting to break the pad lock to a closed construction site at the station. Before officers arrived, the suspect entered the construction site and removed tools. The agent observed the suspect wrap the tools in a shirt and place them in a suitcase he was in possession of. Orinda PD officers responded and detained the suspect. BART PD officers arrived a short time later and determined that the suspect had forced entry into the locked construction site. The suspect was in possession of two large wrenches wrapped in a shirt. The suspect was clear on a records check and listed as a transient. The investigating officer attempted to interview the suspect but was unable to because the suspect was possibly under the influence of an unknown substance. The suspect was issued a prohibition order before being booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on the above listed charge.
A Pittsburg bound train stopped at the station due to a report of smoke and flames underneath the train. Customers were off-boarded and the station was closed due to the smoke. BART mainline technicians, police and emergency personnel arrived to contain the scene and control traffic. Trains were single tracked in both directions, and a bus bridge was set up with County Connection to transport customers from Orinda to the Lafayette Station. Foul play was ruled out by fire investigators, who determined the fire initiated from an auxiliary power supply box located underneath train car #372. There were no injuries and full service restoration efforts are still on-going at this time.
A patron reported the theft of his black and silver Gary Fischer Tarpon mountain bike from the bike racks. The bike was secured with a cable lock on 10/9 at 0855 hours and when the victim returned at 1750 hours, the bike and lock were gone.
A Pittsburg bound train was held for 31 minutes for a report of a female in possession of a Taser while engaged in an argument with another patron. Officers arrived and off-boarded the two parties after a detailed search for the suspect. The investigation revealed a mutual verbal confrontation occurred between the two parties and no one wanted to file a complaint. A Taser was located on the suspect’s person, but it is unclear whether she had brandished it in a threatening manner toward the complainant.
A newspaper vendor reported a BART employee was harassing a local council member near the agent’s booth. During Officer R. Barrera’s investigation, it was discovered the employee claimed the politician had stepped on his foot and also struck him with a cellular phone. The employee took the phone from the politician because he did not want his photo taken, but later gave it back. The politician told police he had to go around the employee because the employee was blocking his movement while he was distributing fliers relating to the possible impending BART strike. The employee’s supervisor was summoned to the station. There were no injuries; however, the employee was transported by medical personnel to John Muir Hospital for anxiety issues. The investigation is on-going at this time.