236 total incidents logged at El Cerrito Plaza

 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.  

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
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. 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
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.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
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.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Narcotics Outside Assist 

 Grand Theft (Catalytic Converter)

El Cerrito Plaza

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

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Auto Theft/Burglary 

 Outside Assist

El Cerrito Plaza - 1106-3613

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.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Robbery Outside Assist 

Traffic Collision/DUI Arrest

El Cerrito Plaza - 1103-1747

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.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Traffic Collision 

 Narcotics Possession

El Cerrito Plaza - 1102-1191

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.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Narcotics 

 Injured Person

El Cerrito Plaza - 1011-3460

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.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Train Delay 

 Grand Theft

El Cerrito Plaza - 1009-3534

A patron returned to his vehicle and discovered that an unknown suspect had removed the catalytic converter. The vehicle was parked at the station between 07:45 and 18:30.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Auto Theft/Burglary 

 Drinking in Public / Warrant Arrest

El Cerrito Plaza - 1008-0851

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.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Warrant Arrest Quality of Life 

 Robbery

El Cerrito Plaza - 1002-0933

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)

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Robbery 

Injured Patron

El Cerrito Plaza - 1001-0072

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.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Train Delay 

Psychiatric Evaluation

El Cerrito Plaza - 0911-2776

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.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General 

Possession of Firearm

El Cerrito Plaza - 0909-2682

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.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Weapon Weapon Involved 

Domestic Violence

El Cerrito Plaza - 0909-1415

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.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Assault/Battery 

Unattended Death

El Cerrito Plaza - 0906-0818

BART Police investigators are looking into circumstances surrounding the unattended death of a four month old infant at the station.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Unattended Death 

 Outside Agency Assist

El Cerrito Plaza - 0905-1506

An officer spotted a juvenile male fleeing the station area and eventually assisted El Cerrito P.D. in taking three juvenile male suspects into custody for attempted robbery.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Robbery Outside Assist 

 Robbery

El Cerrito Plaza - 0902-2412

An adult-male patron reported being robbed of his Apple i-phone near the station entrance. The teenage-male suspect pointed a gun at the victim's leg before escaping aboard a bus.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Robbery Weapon Involved 

 Robbery

El Cerrito Plaza - 0902-0142

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.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Robbery 

 Outside Agency Assist

El Cerrito Plaza - 0901-0407

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.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Robbery Outside Assist Weapon Involved 

Battery; Domestic Violence

El Cerrito Plaza - 0809-2769

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.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Assault/Battery 

 Possession of dangerous weapon/burglary tools

El Cerrito Plaza - 0808-0523

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.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General 

 Outside Agency Assist

El Cerrito Plaza - 0804-1119

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.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Robbery Outside Assist 

Unattended Death

El Cerrito Plaza - 0802-0260

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.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Coroner's case Unattended Death