An officer was flagged down by a station agent who reported a “purse snatch” suspect being restrained by a witness to the crime. The officer soon located the male suspect, placed him in handcuffs without incident, and learned the female victim had managed to retain her property (purse) after briefly struggling with the suspect while aboard a Richmond train. An assisting officer located the victim who then positively identified the suspect as the responsible. The suspect, who was uncooperative during an interview attempt, was issued a prohibition order before being booked into the county jail for attempt robbery; a lieutenant approved the arrest. The victim was not injured during the incident. The investigating officer requested train and station video.
A victim reported that a male attempted to take her cell phone from her hand while they were on platform #2. The victim was able to retain the phone and the suspect swung his jacket at her before exiting the station. The victim followed him and was able to provide a direction of flight. Officers contacted the suspect nearby. The victim identified him as the responsible person. The victim, who injured her hand during the struggle, was treated by medics at the scene. The suspect was issued a prohibition order and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for attempted robbery.
A patron reported a female was assaulting another female aboard a Richmond bound train. An officer responded to the station and located the suspect in the station. The female suspect attempted to walk away from the officer and resisted when the officer attempted to place her in handcuffs. The officer deployed OC spray and the female stop resisting and was placed into handcuffs. A sergeant responded for the use of force and to approve the booking. The battery victim declined to press charges. The female was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility.
While driving on southbound on San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, an officer saw a 2007 BMW 328i traveling in the same direction and being driven in an erratic/unsafe manner. The officer performed a traffic enforcement stop of the vehicle and contacted its adult female driver/suspect whom the officer reasonably believed to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. The officer performed field sobriety tests upon the suspect, which she failed, and then placed her under arrest for driving while under the influence of alcohol (DUI). A sergeant approved the arrest, and the suspect was booked into the county jail for DUI.
Officers responded to a report of an attempted robbery that occurred at the station. A victim reported that a male suspect tried to take his backpack and punched him in the face in the process. Officer Wilder checked the platform and saw the suspect on the track way. The officer made contact with the suspect and with the help of a responding unit, took him into custody. An in-field show up was conducted and the victim was able to positively identify the suspect. The suspect admitted to committing the alleged crime and was arrested and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for attempted robbery and trespassing. The suspect was additionally issued a Prohibition Order. The victim did not request for medical attention.
A victim reported the theft of their blue Mongoose brand bike, valued at $400.00, while it was cable locked at the station between 900 hours on 8/13/15 and 1700 hours on 8/15/15. An officer responded and completed a report.
The station agent reported that a male subject was acting erratic at the station by crawling on the ground, harassing a bus driver and tampering with bicycles. A sergeant and an officer contacted the suspect and determined he was in need of a psychiatric detention. The suspect, however, physically resisted their efforts to detain him. The sergeant and the officer then used physical force to control the suspect, and he was then transported by ambulance to the county hospital. A lieutenant responded to perform the use of force investigation. No injuries were sustained by police personnel or the subject.
A victim reported the theft of their white Diamondback 21-speed bike. The bike was secured to the rack with a cable lock on 7/6 at 0815 hours. When the victim returned the same day at 1815 hours, the bike and lock were gone.
A victim reported the theft of their black (unknown name brand) women’s road bike while it was cable locked at the south racks between 0800 hours on 7/4/15 and 0859 hours on 7/6/15. An officer completed a report.
A victim reported her 2000 tan Ford Ranger was burglarized while it was parked and locked in stall #602 in the north lot between 0820-1625 hours. The driver door was punched open, the ignition was damaged, and a $50 Alpine stereo was taken from inside the vehicle.
A victim reported the theft of their green Kona brand mountain bike, valued at $1200.00, while it was cable locked at the north end racks between 1600 and 2130 hours. An officer responded and completed a report.
A victim reported that his vehicle was burglarized while parked in the lot between 0945-1805 hours. The vehicle was entered via door lock cheat to the driver's door lock. The in-dash stereo was taken and the steering column/ignition switch was damaged.
An officer responded to the station regarding a disturbance between the food vendor and a male subject. On arrival, the officer learned the subject had committed a petty theft and detained him. During the detention the officer attempted to place the subject in handcuffs but he physically resisted by grabbing the officer’s shirt - and a struggle ensued. At one point during the struggle, the subject managed to break free from the officer’s grasp but continued to exhibit aggressive behavior(s) toward the officer. The officer then deployed his Taser, ordered the subject to surrender, and he complied without further incident. The subject was arrested for battering the officer and resisting arrest; and a sergeant responded to approve the arrest and perform the use of force investigation. A wants/warrants check of the subject revealed he was on active probation for narcotics and auto theft violations, but was “clear” otherwise. The subject was issued a prohibition order before being booked into the county jail for battery on a peace officer, resisting arrest and probation violation; the vendor did not wish to pursue a criminal complaint against the subject. The officer suffered a minor injury, but did not require medical attention at the scene. The subject was not injured.
A victim reported the theft of their black Se Lagger single speed bike from the bike racks. The bike was secured with a U-lock on 4/2 at 1430 hours. When the victim returned at 1830 hours, the bike was gone and the cut U-lock remained at the racks.
A train operator reported a person under the Richmond bound train. Medical responded and declared the person deceased. Investigators and ID technicians responded to conduct the investigation and process the scene. The coroner responded, began their investigation and removed the person from the trackway. The station was closed during the investigation, but trains were able to single track through the station on the other trackway. Service was restored at 1235 hours.
An anonymous patron reported seeing a subject place a gun inside his backpack and enter the station. Officers responded and entry into the station was temporarily suspended and trains were held out. The officers searched the platform level of the station and detained a subject who matched the description (Holmes, Aubrey, 4/30/78). The subject was taken into custody without incident and found to have a toy gun laying nearby on the platform. The subject was released after it was determined he committed no crime.
Officers responded to the station regarding the report by BART Central of a subject under a train on the San Francisco/Fremont track way. Power to both of the station’s track ways was shut down, and firefighters and paramedics responded as well. Eventually, the subject was located – apparently asleep – under the train. He finally awoke and made his way onto the platform; he was not injured. Shortly thereafter, the subject was transported to the county hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. As a result of the incident, train service into the station was interrupted for approximately 20 minutes. TSOC notified.