Officers responded to a report of a subject who was creating a disturbance on the train at Coliseum. The subject was placed on a psychiatric hold and is to be booked for arson and resisting arrest after she is cleared.
Contra Costa County Fire Department reported a vehicle on fire on the basement floor of the parking structure. Officers responded and located a Ford Mustang on fire. CoCo FD determined the fire was suspicious. The investigation is ongoing.
Officers saw a male (Elisha KING, 24, Rodeo) in the station bus zone, suspected of setting an arson fire in a vehicle in the Richmond parking structure earlier today. King was arrested for arson and was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility.
Richmond Fire Department reported a vehicle on fire on the first floor of the parking structure. Officers responded and located a silver 2014 Toyota 4 Runner on fire. RFD determined that the fire had been deliberately set. CCTV captured the suspect setting the fire and officers recognized him as a chronic offender in the area. The investigation is ongoing and officers will attempt to locate the suspect.
A patron reported that there was a subject who lit a train car seat on fire. The incident train car was held at the Castro Valley Station. A witness apparently took a photo of the suspect and provided it to Sergeant Enriquez, who was the first officer on scene. A check was conducted of the surrounding area and adjacent station with negative results. The incident train was taken out of service, and there were no reported injuries. Detectives were notified and evidence technicians went to the Daly City Yard to process the train car for evidence. The damage to the train car was minor. The suspect is described as a BM or OM in their late 20’s, 6’02, thin build, short black hair, wearing a black puffy jacket, black pants, and black Jordan shoes. The surrounding area and station was canvassed for video evidence. TSOC was notified.
A witness reported a male suspect parked a vehicle at the station and attempted to light the car on fire. The suspect fled from the station before officers arrived. The car was on fire less than a minute and sustained minor interior damage.
Multiple callers reported that a suspect was deliberately setting trash cans on fire at the station. The suspect then went to platform #1 and began throwing burning bundles of newspapers from the platform to the concourse level. An officer contacted the man, who resisted being detained, but was taken into custody after a brief struggle. Record checks showed that the man had an outstanding $20,000 arrest warrant for theft, held by San Francisco PD. A Contra Costa Fire arson investigator responded and assisted with the investigation. The man was issued a prohibition order and was then booked at the Martinez Detention Facility for arson of property, resisting arrest, and his warrant.
A male suspect contacted officers and reported that he had set his house on fire in the city of Richmond. Richmond FD confirmed that they were fighting a house fire at the address the suspect provided. Fire department investigators responded to interview the suspect and he was ultimately turned over to the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office to be booked for arson.
Employees working inside the station reported that a male suspect was tampering with bikes locked to the racks outside the station entrance. The suspect was described as a white male in his 20's, wearing a green head scarf, a long blue shirt and jeans. The suspect was observed using a lighter to ignite the plastic covering on a bike lock. Officers responded and detained the man. The man was ultimately arrested for arson and possession of an incendiary device with the intent to start fires and attempted theft. The suspect was booked at Santa Rita Jail.
An officer responded to a report of a vehicle on fire in the parking lot. The fire department responded and extinguished the fire. A county arson investigator responded to conduct the investigation. The vehicle was towed as evidence and attempts were being made to contact the owner. Investigation on-going.
An officer was detailed to the station regarding six white male juveniles setting trash cans on fire along the west bus zone area. On the officer’s arrival he was unable to locate the juveniles, nor the reporting party. Firefighters responded as well and extinguished the fires, which were contained within two trash cans. The officer requested station video.
An officer responded to a report that a man was setting fire to a phone book at an empty pay telephone station near the primary booth in the paid area. Upon arrival, the officer detained a person who was witnessed at the pay phone by a station agent while it was on fire. The subject was placed under arrest for arson. Upon further observation officers determined, based on his erratic behavior, the suspect was a danger to himself and others. The suspect was transported by paramedics to John George for psychiatric evaluation prior to being booked. A sergeant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest. Video hotline notified.