232 total incidents logged at El Cerrito Plaza

 Stolen Vehicle

El Cerrito Plaza - 1206-1766

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.

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Auto Theft/Burglary 

 Auto Burglary/Vehicle Tampering

El Cerrito Plaza - 1205-2847

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. 

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General Auto Theft/Burglary Vandalism 

 Auto Burglary

El Cerrito Plaza

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.

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Auto Theft/Burglary 

 Auto Burglary

El Cerrito Plaza

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.

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General Auto Theft/Burglary 

 Theft/Parole Violation Arrest

El Cerrito Plaza - 1205-0672

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.  

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General Petty Theft 

 Investigative Update Carjacking

El Cerrito Plaza - 1205-0177

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.

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Auto Theft/Burglary Robbery Weapon Involved Investigation Update 

 Carjacking

El Cerrito Plaza - 1205-0177

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. 

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Auto Theft/Burglary Robbery Weapon Involved 

 Theft

El Cerrito Plaza

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.

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Bicycle Theft 

 Bicycle Theft

El Cerrito Plaza

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.

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General Bicycle Theft 

 Theft

El Cerrito Plaza

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.

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General Auto Theft/Burglary Petty Theft 

 Fare Evasion/ Warrant Arrest

El Cerrito Plaza

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.

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Warrant Arrest 

 Stolen/Recovered Vehicle

El Cerrito Plaza - 1204-1515

A patron reported the theft of his green 2006 Toyota Highlander, 6CCS756.  He said that he parked and locked the vehicle in the lot on 4/11 at 1530 hours and when he returned on 4/12 at 0712 hours, the vehicle was gone.  A short time after taking the report, the officer was called back to the station as the victim had found the vehicle parked in a different stall in the lot.  According to the victim, the driver's door was unlocked and the seat had been moved.  The victim was sure that the vehicle had been moved from where he parked it, and believes that the suspect noticed that the "low fuel" light was on and decided not to take it.  The victim declined to have the vehicle processed for prints as he had already moved it. 

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Auto Theft/Burglary 

 Bicycle Theft

El Cerrito Plaza - 1204-1342

An unknown suspect removed a bike that was secured in a back rack at the station sometime between 17:30 and 22:30. The bike had been secured with a cable lock.

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Bicycle Theft 

 Theft of Bike Parts

El Cerrito Plaza - 1202-3980

A patron reported that he parked and locked his bicycle in a bike rack under the tracks at the South-side of the station at 09:50. When he returned at 17:14 he discovered that some unknown suspect had removed the rear wheel and a light from the bicycle.

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General 

 Bicycle Theft

El Cerrito Plaza - 1202-3973

A victim reported that they parked and locked their bicycle at a bike rack under the tracks on the South side of the station at 13:50. When the victim returned at 15:30, he discovered that some unknown suspect had cut the lock and removed the bike without his permission. The bicycle was described as a 7-speed mountain bike.

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General 

Battery

El Cerrito Plaza - 1202-3813

A male patron/victim reported two male suspects physically hit him while on a S/B train.  The suspects off-boarded the train at the El Cerrito Plaza station and the victim stayed on the train until the next stop, North Berkeley station and reported the crime to the station agent.  The victim sustained a small cut on his left eye brow and a cut to his nose.  Medical was requested.  An officer met the victim at the North Berkeley station and a sergeant conducted an area search for the suspects at the El Cerrito Plaza station. The victim stated the suspects were bothering an unknown female on the train and he told them to stop; and that’s when the suspect’s hit him in the face with their fists.  Suspect descriptions: #1 BM, 20’s, 5-11, thin, blu shrt, blu jeans; #2 BM, 6-01, thin, gry jeans, unk, shrt.  An area search for the suspects yielded negative results. 

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Assault/Battery 

 Indecent Exposure / Sexual Battery

El Cerrito Plaza - 1202-3579

A female patron/victim reported a male suspect exposed himself and then put his hand on the victim’s head while they were on a south bound train approaching the station.  The victim moved away from the suspect and off-boarded at the El Cerrito Plaza station.  The suspect remained on the train.  Suspect description: HM, 20-25 yrs, 5-08, thin, sht blk hair, blk polo shrt, blu jeans, hat.  Officers intercepted the train at the Ashby station, and detained a possible suspect.  Another officer met the victim and transported her to the Ashby station for an in-field identification, which yield negative results.  The suspect is still outstanding. 

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Assault/Battery Sex Crime 

Battery on BART Property

El Cerrito Plaza - 1112-3407

BART Police received a call of a fight in progress on platform #1 of the station with four subjects involved.  The subjects were described as one Hispanic female and three males.  When the cameras were brought up in communication center it appeared the female patron was aggressively trying to move toward the two White males while a Hispanic male was holding her back. The two White males left the platform and were shortly followed by the Hispanic male and female out to the parking lot.  The fight apparently continued in the parking lot.  When BART Officers arrived they contacted all of the parties and were informed by those involved the no one wanted to pursue charges against anyone.  One of the white males had a bite mark and scratches, and the Hispanic male had a swollen and reddened area near his left eye, but all of the subjects declined medical treatment.

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Assault/Battery 

Criminal Threats/Resisting Arrest

El Cerrito Plaza - 1112-2865

A male suspect attempted to sell a "Street Sheet" newspaper to a female patron on board a train at El Cerrito del Norte Station.  When the woman refused, the male became enraged and followed the woman around the train screaming insults, racial slurs and threats at her.  A male patron attempted to intervene and was also threatened.  Both victims were fearful for their safety because of the suspect's behavior.  The train was held at Plaza Station and responding officers were able to detain the male a short distance away from the station.  The male resisted being detained for investigation.  The victim and witness positively identified the suspect and he was arrested for criminal threats and resisting arrest.  He was booked at Martinez Jail.  Trains were delayed about ten minutes as a result of this incident. 

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General Quality of Life Resisting Arrest Train Delay 

Deceased Patron

El Cerrito Plaza - 1112-0683

A 68 year old female patron contacted the station agent, complaining of shortness of breath.  Medical aid was summoned for the woman.  She was transported to Kaiser Hospital in Richmond, where she passed away of apparent cardiac arrest.  There does not appear to be any criminal involvement or injury in this case and it appears her death was due to natural causes. 

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General Medical Assistance 

 Sick Person (Station Agent)

El Cerrito Plaza - 1110-0213

The station agent called Police dispatch and stated he believed he was having a heart attack.  Code 3 medical was requested and an officer responded to the station.  The Central supervisor was notified of the situation.  Medical and police arrived at the same time, and medical tended to the station agent.  The agent was conscious and breathing, and able to converse with the medical personnel.  The agent was transported to Kaiser Hospital in Richmond for further evaluation.  

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General 

 Suspicious Circumstance / Restraining Order Violation Arrest

El Cerrito Plaza - 1109-2772

Officers responded to the station on a report of a female yelling for “police.”  The station agent reported a male was chasing a female toward the nearby shopping center.  Officers located both parties.  Upon a records check, the male had a stay-away order from the female.  The male was also on parole for assault with a deadly weapon.  The male was arrested for violation of the restraining order and booked at the Martinez Detention facility.  

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Domestic Violence 

 Outside Assist/Attempt Robbery

El Cerrito Plaza - 1108-0834

A Detective Sergeant and Officer were conducting follow-up in the area of Cutting Boulevard and San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito.  The Detective Sergeant was flagged down by a victim of an attempted robbery involving a knife that occurred in the city of El Cerrito.  The Sergeant was able to flag down an El Cerrito Officer which led to the arrest of the suspect.  El Cerrito PD handled the case. 

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Outside Assist 

 Medical Assistance / Train Delay

El Cerrito Plaza - 1107-1288

A male patron apparently collapsed on the platform and then fell onto the BART track way. BART Central cut power to the track way and trains held out of the station. Police and medical personnel responded to the station. Witnesses assisted by jumping down onto the track way and lifting the man back onto the platform. According to the first officer on-scene, the man was breathing but unresponsive. Medical personnel arrived and determined the man likely had a seizure, which caused his fall to the track way. The man was moved from the platform to an ambulance, and medical personnel stated the man had a seizure during the move. The man was transported to Doctors Hospital in Richmond and then transported by Life Flight to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. Trains were delayed from entering the station for several minutes, and then single-tracked through the station for another 25 minutes as the man was transported from the platform by medical personnel.

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Train Delay Medical Assistance 

 Possession of Narcotics

El Cerrito Plaza - 1107-0967

After making an outside traffic stop on a driver for traveling in the opposite direction of traffic, an officer attempted to conduct field sobriety tests on the driver. As the driver exited his vehicle, the officer saw cocaine and a crack pipe in plain view on the driver seat. The driver was arrested for possession of narcotics and paraphernalia, and transported to Martinez Jail for booking. Narcotics Task Force officer was notified.

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General Narcotics Outside Assist