A woman reported that a suspect pulled her Apple laptop off of her lap aboard a train and escaped with it through El Cerrito Plaza station. An unsuccessful area search was conducted for the suspect. (suspect description: B-M, 30’s, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt with the hood up covering his head)
A male called requesting to be taken to a mental institution. When officers arrived, they determined that the man did not qualify for emergency psychiatric evaluation, but that he did have a probation condition requiring that he stay away from all BART property. The man was arrested for violation of a court order and booked at Martinez Jail.
A patron reported by phone that their green 1999 Honda Civic was burglarized between 0700-1500 hours, while parked in stall #556. An unknown suspect apparently used a shaved key to gain entry and then removed the in-dash stereo and an iPod from the interior.
Officers responded to the station on a report of a person in possession of altered BART tickets and carrying a knife. After a positive identification was made by the reporting party, a search of the person upon detention resulted in the recovery of suspected rock cocaine. The person, identified as Johnnie Caldwell (B/M 12/24/68), was placed under arrest for possession of narcotics. No altered tickets were found in the suspect’s possession. A sergeant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest and interview the suspect.
A patron reported their teal 1999 Honda Civic was burglarized while parked in stall #96, between 0700-1720 hours. An unknown suspect broke the right rear wing window to gain entry and attempted to remove the car stereo.
Two victims were robbed at gunpoint as they were walking in the north parking lot. After taking a victim’s wallet, the suspects fled from the station via the Ohlone pathway. One suspect had a semi-automatic handgun and the other had a black revolver. Although the victims were not injured, a shooting took place a short time thereafter on the Ohlone pathway in El Cerrito’s jurisdiction. Detectives were called out, and the Video Hotline was notified.
A patron reported that he parked and locked his vehicle in the lot at 0650 hours and when he returned at 1310 hours, he discovered that the passenger window had been smashed. The interior was ransacked, but nothing appeared missing. The vehicle was not processed for prints due to rain.
Victim reported her 1997 Honda Accord, 6FAF052 CA. broken into, ransacked, the ignition damaged and $2.00 in cash taken. This occurred while the vehicle was parked in stall #664 between 0730 and 1710 hours. Photos were taken but the victim refused to have the vehicle fingerprinted.
Victim reported that her black KHS Urban Express bicycle was stolen sometime between 1840 hours on 10/19 and 0820 hours on 10/20. The bicycle had been secured with a cable lock which was found on the ground near where the bicycle was parked.
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.