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.
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.
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.
6/29/11 – 06:30-20:00 There were three catalytic converter thefts throughout the day. All three vehicles were parked in the west lot. The first vehicle (Toyota 4runner) was parked in stall 454. The second vehicle (Toyota 4runner) was parked in stall 387. The third vehicle (Toyota Tacoma) was parked in stall 185. An Officer processed the crime scenes and recovered a screwdriver, 2 wrenches, and 2 saw blades. 1106-3971/3971a/3971b L22
6/26/11 – 2143 An El Cerrito Police Officer spoke with a BART Officer near the station and informed him that they had a recent robbery with three black male juvenile suspects with knives at 2110 hours. One of the suspects was reported to have a navy blue jacket. The BART Officer went to the station agents’ booth to check the cameras for possible suspects on the platforms. He observed three black males on the Richmond platform and they were acting nervous and standing by a garbage can. A BART Sergeant and El Cerrito P.D. arrived to determine if the people on the platform were the suspects. Officers then contacted the subjects and they submitted to a voluntary pat-down for weapons. An El Cerrito Officer then discovered a replica handgun (BB pistol) in the garbage can that the juveniles were standing near. There was not enough information for El Cerrito to arrest the juveniles but they are requesting video from the platform. The subjects were identified and released. The video hotline was notified. El Cerrito P.D. Case #11-203.
A female motorist drove into the station bus zone traveling the wrong way, jumped the curb and struck a light pole. The vehicle's air bags deployed. Responding officers determined the female was driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision. There was no significant damage to District property. The female was medically cleared and then booked at Martinez Jail for DUI.
A 33-year-old man was detained for fare evasion. A parole search revealed that he was in possession of cocaine. The suspect was arrested and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for possession of cocaine and on a parole hold.
An 84 year-old man fell from the platform and landed on the trackway. Officers responded and assisted the fire department with rescuing the man from the tracks. The man was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Trains were delayed approximately 7 minutes.
An officer on train patrol observed an adult male who was drinking an alcoholic beverage in violation of the law. The suspect was detained and the officer discovered that the suspect was also wanted on a warrant for driving under the influence of alcohol. The suspect was arrested and booked for the warrant.
A 13-year-old boy was robbed in the bus zone by two males. One suspect stepped on the victim's foot, demanded that the victim empty his pockets, then forced the victim to give up his Apple I-Touch. The second suspect made a fist and appeared ready to strike the victim if he did not comply with suspect #1's demands. The suspects fled in a black-colored vehicle. (suspect #1: Hispanic, 16-21 years old, 5-8, heavy-set, "round head", buzz-hair cut, white shirt, blue jeans; suspect #2: Hispanic, 16-21 years old, thin, shorter than 5-8, long straight hair, black shirt, blue jeans)
A male in an electric wheelchair fell from the platform onto the trackway. The male said he had taken medication which made him drowsy and accidentally drove is chair too close to the platform edge before falling onto the trackway. The male, who suffered a laceration to his head and other minor injuries, was transported to Alta Bates Hospital for treatment. Train service was briefly delayed while the man and chair were recovered.
An adult male telephoned via 911 and stated that he was depressed over the approaching holidays and wanted to kill himself as a result. The subject waited by a payphone until responding officers arrived and had him transported to a local hospital for observation.
A sergeant conducting a patrol check of a train observed an adult male possibly involved in narcotics activity. A search of the subject revealed a .40 cal. handgun for which the subject was arrested and booked. The gun was determined to have been stolen out of Kansas.
Officers responded to the station on a report of a couple fighting in the parking lot. On arrival, the officers witnessed an adult female battering an adult male. The involved parties had a dating relationship and the female was subsequently booked for domestic violence.
Three teenaged male suspects punched and kicked a teenaged male victim, and in the process, took the victim's iPod. The suspects reportedly left on an unknown bus. The victim was transported to the hospital with a bloody lip and nose.
BPD officers assisted the El Cerrito police in a search for four armed robbery suspects, all males in their mid to late teens. The loss included the victim's cell phone and music player. All suspects fled prior to the arrival of responding officers.
An adult female was arrested and booked for commiting a battery against her girlfriend. The offense was witnessed by the station agent who attempted to intervene before she notified authorities. The victim suffered no injuries.
An officer on routine patrol located an adult male suspect tampering with a car door in the parking lot, and later discovered the lock pried off. The officer then found the suspect was carrying an approximate 10" knife in his waistband and hidden beneath a long tee-shirt. The suspect was arrested and booked for possession of a concealed dangerous weapon and burglary tools.
Moments after El Cerrito Police put out a bulletin asking that allied agencies be on the lookout for two strongarm robbery suspects, a BPD unit spotted the suspects on foot on San Pablo near Cutting Blvd. The officer lost sight of the suspects as they continued to flee on foot. Responding units from El Cerrito PD and BPD were unable to locate the suspects after searching the area.
A male patron on the platform suddenly jumped in front of an arriving Richmond-bound train and suffered fatal injuries. The station was closed during the investigation, limited to single-track run-throughs, and re-opened for full service at 1230 hrs.
An officer contacted a fare evasion suspect whom the station agent wished to place under citizen's arrest. The suspect was large, violent and uncooperative. It took two officers and a sergeant to wrestle the suspect into custody, and the suspect was booked.