Victim reported his white men’s Schwinn 21 speed mountain bike, valued at $300, stolen between 0830 and 1815 hours. His $10 cable lock was also missing. The bicycle was locked to the bike locks located at the south end of the station.
A victim was walking through the west lot when he was attacked by two, 17 to 25 years old, suspects. They demanded his phone and lap top bag. The victim refused and the suspects attacked, kicking and punching him. They stole a HTC Thunderbolt phone and a laptop bag containing clothing and a book. The victim received minor cuts to his hand and knee. He refused medical attention. An area search with El Cerrito PD was unsuccessful. Total loss was valued at $450.
The victim exited the restroom located inside the paid area of the station. The victim had her white iPhone 4g in her left hand when S#1, (BM, 21 yrs, 6'04"-05", thin, with dreads in a pony tail, wearing a blk bb cap backwards and a white tank top with blu jeans) walked up from behind her and snatched the phone from her hand. S#1 ran out of the south end of the station and into a red Honda Civic or Accord which was parked in the West lot. The victim gave chase but was unable to catch up to the suspect and get a license plate. A second suspect, (S#2, described as a BM, 19, 5'-06", dreads, wearing a blk shirt and blu jeans), may have acted as a lookout. The victim was not injured. Officers attempted to track the victim's phone, but it was turned off by the suspect. Video surveillance was requested.
An employee from the AT&T store located in the shopping mall near the station, flagged down an officer advising that a suspect, BM, 6-02, wearing a short hat with a gry brim and a blk hoodie, had just stolen a phone from inside the store. The officer observed a subject running towards the station who matched the description . The officer and a Sergeant were able to detain the suspect on the platform without incident. ECPD responded to the station with a store employee who positively identified the suspect. The case was turned over to ECPD.
A patron reported that he parked his bicycle on 7/27/12, at 0655 hours at the El Cerrito Station. The patron reported that he used a cable lock to secure his bicycle to the bicycle rack. He returned to his bicycle at 1330 hours and discovered his bicycle was stolen. Stolen was a Peugeot road bike that was put together using spare parts and had no serial number on the frame. An Officer is investigating this case.
A patron reported the theft of his Gary Fisher 21-speed bicycle. The bike was locked to the bike racks at 1020 hours with a U-type lock. When the victim returned at 1245 hours, the bike was gone. The lock remained and it appeared that the suspect was able to somehow defeat the lock (which was still operational).
A patron reported the theft of his $1500, red and black "K2" 24-speed mens mountain bike. He locked the bike to the bike racks with a cable lock on 6/15 at 2100 hours and when he returned on 6/16 at 0200 hours, the bike and lock were gone.
An adult female patron reported to a BART Officer that her black 1996 Honda Civic (3TAA843) was broken into while it was parked at the El Cerrito Plaza Station parking lot. There was no detected sign of forced entry. Miscellaneous items were taken. The victim said she parked her vehicle about 0815 hours and returned about 2300 hours.
A victim reported her blue 1995 Saturn SL 4 door, no plates on the vehicle, stolen from stall #510 between 0800 and 1800 hours. Assigned plates are 6EOH273. 1206-1766, L13 A victim reported her blue 1995 Saturn SL 4 door, no plates on the vehicle, stolen from stall #510 between 0800 and 1800 hours. Assigned plates are 6EOH273.
A BART patron reported a vehicle with a window smash in stall #199 in the West parking lot. The officer discovered an additional five vehicles with window smashes in the same lot. The vehicles were of various makes and models and were parked throughout the lot. The officer believes the burglary/vehicle tampering occurred between 1100 hours and the time the call was received at 1304 hours. The officer had conducted directed patrols within the lots of the station before leaving around 1100 hours. At the time of this entry, only one of the vehicles had been entered. That victim reported no loss from their vehicle. It is unknown how many of the vehicles were actually burglarized. Video surveillance was requested and vehicles processed for evidence.
A victim reported that her 2011 white Subaru, 6PVK4554 CA, had been broken into while parked in stall #597 between 0800 and 1900 hours. A GPS device was taken from the vehicle. She requested the vehicle not be processed for evidence. Entry was made via a front drivers door window smash.
A victim reported that his 2008 white Chevrolet, 931JHL FL, had been broken into while parked in stall #26 between 0800 and 1745 hours. Items taken included an iPod and GPS device. The victim requested that the vehicle not be processed for evidence. Entry was made via a front drivers window smash.
Officers responded to the El Cerrito Plaza station on a report of a cell phone snatch that had just occurred. The victims, who are blind, were approached by the suspect in the free area at the south end of the station. The suspect stated that he was in "crisis" and asked to use their phone. The victims handed the suspect their phone which he used. The suspect then walked off with the phone. A bus driver and a BART employee witnessed what had happened and notified the station agent who in turn notified the police. Upon their arrival, officers observed the suspect running from the station. The suspect surrendered to the officers without incident and was detained in handcuffs. The ensuing investigation revealed that no force or fear was used by the suspect to obtain the victim's phone. After using the phone, the suspect walked off with it, but was confronted by witnesses who made the suspect give back the phone. The suspect ran off as officers approached. A records check revealed that the suspect was on active Parole for Burglary and was considered mentally unstable. The suspect's Parole Agent was contacted and a parole hold was placed on the suspect. A witness positively identified the suspect during an in-field show up. The victim's declined to press charges for the theft. The suspect was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on the parole hold.
Dispatch was notified that CHP recovered our carjacked vehicle (1205-0177) from 5/2/12. The vehicle was located by CHP officers in Oakland near E12th Street/14th Avenue. Two female suspects were taken into custody and are being interviewed by BART PD Detectives. The vehicle was towed to a yard and processed for evidence before being released to the owner. The suspects who were in the vehicle were arrested for driving a stolen vehicle and booked into jail. Detectives are following up on fresh leads as to the identity of the suspect who committed the carjacking.
A female patron called to report that a male suspect had taken her car and driven out of the area with it. She described the male as a Black male, 20-22 years old, 5'5", thin build, wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt. She said that he approached her as she was getting out of her car and displayed a silver handgun. The suspect demanded her belongings and she gave him her purse and keys. The suspect then drove out of the area. Responding officers were unable to locate the suspect or victim's vehicle. Allied agencies were notified of the case. Station video has been requested.
A victim reported his Schwinn High Timber men’s mountain bike, valued at $189 was taken while locked in the south end bike racks. It was secured with a Key & Go bicycle lock which is valued at $9.99. The victim did not know the serial number to the bicycle. The bicycle was left at 0815 hours and missing upon the victims return at 1325 hours.
A patron witnessed a man cut the lock off a mountain bicycle at the station and ride off with it toward Central Avenue. Officers arrived at the station to search for the suspect with negative results. The victim arrived at the station at 1728 hours, and stated he had parked and locked his $95.00 Walk Mart mountain bike at the station on 4/25/12 at 1000 hours. 1204-3628 L12.
A patron reported via a telephone the catalytic converter from her 1998 Toyota 4Runner had been taken while it was parked and locked in the parking lot on 4/25/12 between 0830-1900 hours. 1204-3643 L12.
A suspect was contacted for fare evasion, emergency gate to exit. He had an outstanding $20,000 warrant for driving under the influence. He was cited for the fare evasion and booked at the Contra Costa County Jail.