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.
An 18 year old male who was arrested last week for two counts of robbery (Outside assist, Powell St. Hallidie Plaza) was arrested and booked for robbery and resisting arrest after he assaulted a 14 year old boy, taking his iPOD and cellphone. The suspect, who led officers on a foot chase for several blocks before he was captured, claimed to be armed with a handgun during the robbery.
A domestic dispute between a woman and her ex-boyfriend led to the latter committing a battery and subsequent robbery upon the former. After the suspect punched and choked the victim, he then took her cellular phone by force, off-boarding at El Cerrito Plaza station and fleeing on foot.
A male subject was yelling and frightening patrons while aboard a Richmond bound train. Officers off-boarded the combative subject, then had to wrestle him to the ground to place him in custody. The subject had psychiatric problems, was off his prescribed medications, and was committed for evaluation.
A citizen in the bus zone was robbed of his wallet, credit cards and cash by a 17 year old male who punched and kicked the victim in the face. The suspect fled on a Fremont train which was intercepted at Ashby station. The suspect, who was located on the train, was positively identified by the victim. The victim's property was in the suspect's possession at the time of arrest and the latter was booked at juvenile hall.
A male suspect said something to a woman as she walked through the station parking lot. When the woman turned to face him, he was exposing himself, and she ran away. This incident occurred last night, but due to a language barrier, the victim did not make the report until today.
A young adult male victim was walking through the station parking lot when he was confronted by a young adult male suspect. The suspect told the victim he wanted his cell phone, then began battering the victim. A witness intervened and the suspect fled. The crime occurred at 1245 hours. This report was taken by phone from Kaiser Hospital, where the victim was treated for minor injuries.
Patrons on board a Richmond-bound train reported that an adult male pulled his pants down in their presence and exposed himself to them. The suspect was able to off-board and flee prior to the train's arrival at El Cerrito Station.
A patron was robbed as he was exiting the south end of the station by a suspect, possibly in his late teens, who brandished a knife. Loss was a small amount of cash. The suspect fled on foot towards Central Ave.