Two males were arguing on the platform over the elevator. The suspect struck the victim. The victim defended himself and ran downstairs to contact the station agent. The suspect fled from the station. Officers searched the surrounding area and located the suspect in the shopping center, across from the station. An in-field show-up was conducted and the victim positively identified the suspect. A sergeant approved the arrest. The suspect was issued a prohibition order and was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility.
A victim reported the theft of his silver 1998 Nissan Sentra (4BOS540)from the El Cerrito Plaza Station. The victim parked in stall #75 at 0611 hours and returned at 1600 hours to discover his car was missing. An officer completed an auto theft report.
A victim reported the theft of his grey Fuji men’s mountain bicycle - 21-speed - while it was U-locked at the station between 1900 hours on 7/20/14 and 1720 hours on 7/21/14. The victim valued the bicycle at $300.
An anonymous patron reported a male and female were in a struggle at the El Cerrito Station. Officers responded and contacted the male party. The male stated he was at the station to meet his ex-girlfriend and visit with his infant child. During the contact, the female struck the male in the face and the male reacted by biting her. The officers attempted to locate the female at the station but she was gone on arrival. The male was transported to the hospital for facial injuries. He refused an emergency protection order and did not want to press charges against the female. According to the male, the female lives in Suisun. No independent witnesses were located and station video was requested. The case will be followed up and will be sent to Detectives for prosecutuion.
A victim reported a catalytic converter was stolen from his 2006 gray Toyota Tundra while it was parked in stall #101 between 0830-1800 hours. The vehicle was processed for fingerprints with negative results.
Officers responded to a report of a fare evader who was on board a train. The officers intercepted the train, detained the subject in question, and learned that he had an active BART prohibition order. The subject was arrested and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for trespassing.
Officers responded to the station on the report of a male suspect having battered the on-duty station agent. Based upon the station agent’s description of the suspect an officer and a sergeant detained him in a nearby shopping center. A short time later, the station agent responded to the detention scene, positively identified the suspect and placed him under citizen’s arrest for battery. The sergeant then approved the arrest and debriefed the suspect. The station agent suffered a minor injury as a result of the battery, but declined medical attention. Subsequently, the suspect was issued a prohibition order and booked into the county jail for battery.
A patron reported that their yellow 1990 Ford Ranger pickup was burglarized while parked in stall #295, in the west lot, between 1630-1820 hours. An unknown suspect smashed the passenger window to gain entry and stole $70 in cash from the interior and the vehicle's battery.
A victim reported he was battered by a male at the 19th Street Station. The suspect fled the station aboard a Richmond Bound train. The victim described the suspect as a Black male, 6'0, wearing a blue sweater jacket and brown sweatpants. Officers intercepted the Richmond train at the El Cerrito Station and located a male that off-boarded from the train that matched the clothing description of the battery suspect. The male was detained pending an in-field identification by the victim. A records/warrant check showed the male had a $2000,000 warrant held by SFPD for battery and assault with a deadly weapon. The male was placed under arrest on the warrant. The victim could not respond to the station to identify the suspect but he wanted to press charges against the male for battery. A complaint for battery is pending. A sergeant approved the arrest and the male was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility.
A male victim reported meeting two suspects in the west parking lot in order to potentially sell them an iPhone, which the victim had earlier advertised on the internet. As the victim sat in his car, the suspects asked to hold the phone in order to obtain its identifying information. Upon being given the phone, however, the suspects suddenly ran away on westbound Fairmount Ave. The victim pursued the subjects, but lost sight of them shortly thereafter. Officers performed an area search for the subjects, but were unable to locate them. The victim was not injured during the theft. An officer investigated the case.
A male subject used the white courtesy phone on the platform to call the station agent and request the police, because he believed that people were following him. The man then jumped onto track #2. The man refused to leave the tracks and he sat down to smoke a cigarette. Power was dropped and trains were held out while officers responded. Officers were able to talk the man back onto the platform and he was taken into custody without incident and detained for emergency psychiatric evaluation. Trains were delayed about 14 minutes as a result of this incident. After the subject was sedated at the hospital, a small amount of suspected methamphetamine was found in the subject's mouth. Record checks also revealed that the subject had an outstanding no-bail arrest warrant for parole violation, held by Contra Costa County. Hospital staff concluded that the subject's behavior was the result of drug use, rather than a psychiatric condition. A criminal hold was placed with the hospital and once the subject is cleared, he will be booked at the Martinez Detention Facility for his warrant, possession of narcotics and trespassing on railroad property.
A female victim reported on 11/18/13, she was in the bus zone at 1930 hours and had her purse stolen containing her pay check. The female had set her purse down next to a bench in the bus zone and chased after her 5 year old child. When she returned to the bench, her purse was gone. No one was in the immediate area and she did not see anyone take her purse. Loss was reported as a Marc Jacobs purse ($500) and her paycheck ($360). An officer took the report and requested video from the station.
An officer was flagged down by the victim of a bike theft. The victim reported that their red and white Giant Iguana 15-speed bike was stolen from the racks between 1735-2150 hours. The victim secured the bike with a cable lock.
A warrant check on a man detained for reportedly urinating on the platform revealed an active stay away court order from the El Cerrito Plaza station. The subject was placed under arrest for violation of a court order. A sergeant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest and debrief the suspect.
A victim reported the theft of her purple/green Trek 920 men's mountain bike (unknown serial number and value). The bike was secured to the north bike racks at 2200 hours on 10/23/13. The victim returned at 1220 hours on 10/24/13 and discovered the bike was gone. An unknown suspect had cut the cable lock and had stolen the bike. An officer responded to take a report and to check for evidence but with negative results.
A victim reported two of her bicycles were stolen while cable locked at the bike racks between 0730-1600 hours. The bicycles were described as a $1,000 blue and green Novara Fusion 21 speed women’s bicycle, and a $600 gray and brown Novara Jaunt 21 speed women’s bicycle.
A victim reported the theft of their catalytic converter from their red 1994 Isuzu Rodeo while it was parked at the El Cerrito Plaza. The victim parked at 0720 hours in stall #48 (west lot) and returned at 1650 hours to discover their loss. Loss was estimated at $300.00. The converter was unbolted and removed from the vehicle. The bolts used to secure the converter were left on scene. The bolts and vehicle were checked for prints but with negative results. An officer completed a report.
A female patron reported that a male suspect punched her in the back of the head as she was walking down the stairs from the platform. She does not know the male and has no idea why he hit her. A witness also saw the battery. Once on the concourse level, the suspect squared off at her as if he were going to hit her again, but the station agent and another patron approached and the suspect fled the area. The suspect was located nearby by responding officers. Both the witness and the victim identified him as the responsible and placed him under citizen's arrest for battery on a transit passenger. The male suspect was issued a prohibition order before being booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for the battery charge. The victim, who suffered some soreness to the back of her head, refused medical attention at the scene, but said that she would seek her own treatment if needed.
A patron reported the theft of her pink 10-speed women’s mountain bike, valued at $400. The victim secured the bike to the exterior racks, near Central Avenue, with a cable lock at 0930 hours. When the victim returned, at 2331 hours, the bike was gone. The investigating officerrequested station video.