Officers arrested Tanita Thomas (31 years, San Francisco) for the listed crimes after she was initially detained for battering a male victim onboard a train; the victim declined to seek a criminal complaint against the suspect. Thomas was subsequently booked into the county jail.
A male subject, Alfonso ELIAS (23 years old, Hayward), was taken into custody for domestic violence and for child abuse. In addition, ELIAS also has a served domestic violence restraining order against him with the protected party being the person he had battered at the station. ELIAS was booked into Alameda County jail for his violations and was issued a prohibition order. 1809-0954 L15.
An adult male (Raymond Benson, 19 years, Richmond) was arrested for striking a five-year-old child after the child inadvertently bumped into him while on the train. The child was transported to the hospital for evaluation/treatment.
A patron reported to the agent that an adult female (McMillion, Cherrelle 28, Oakland) with two small children appeared to be intoxicated and abusing the children, ages 9 and 22 months. The patron reported that the suspect had backhanded the 9 year old and pushed the 22 month old. Officers arrived and arrested the suspect on the platform. The 9 year old had redness to her head and neck as a result of being punched and slapped by the suspect. Medical was called to the scene to examine both children. Family members of the children were contacted who responded to take custody of the children. Child Protective Services was also notified and have initiated their investigation. The suspect was booked into the Santa Rita Jail on the above listed charges.
An officer contacted a truant juvenile male at the station. The mother responded to take custody of the juvenile, but instead hit him in the face in front of the officer, causing his nose to bleed. The officer took the mother into custody for willful injury to a child. The juvenile was treated at the scene and eventually released to another family member. The mother was transported via ambulance to the hospital to be cleared for a prior medical condition. Once cleared, she will be issued a prohibition order and booked into the Santa Rita Jail for the child abuse charge. CPS was notified of the case.
A sergeant and officers responded to the bus zone are of the station regarding the report of an in-progress fight. The officers attempted to contact one of the involved parties, later identified as the suspect, who was uncooperative, agitated and in control of a stroller containing a small child; the suspect was later determined to be the child’s father. As one of the officers attempted to reason with the suspect, he placed the child between himself and the officer while also exhibiting pre-assaultive behaviors. Eventually, the suspect pushed the stroller (still containing the child) into the bus zone as another officer pointed a Taser at the suspect and ordered him to the ground. Although the suspect did not readily comply, he eventually did and was safely placed in handcuffs without (police) force being used. The other involved party, later identified as the victim and mother of the involved child, was located and explained that the suspect had earlier forcibly taken the child from her, battered her about the face and pulled her hair, while also snatching her cell phone from her grasp as he believed she was calling police. The officers then placed the suspect under arrest for domestic violence, child endangerment, kidnapping and preventing the use of a communication device to summon police assistance. As a result of being battered, the victim sustained a minor injury, but refused medical assistance; the child was not injured. Officers obtained an emergency protective order and issued the suspect a prohibition order before booking him into the county jail.
Patrons reported an intoxicated male with a child on the platform. Officers contacted the male and determined that he was too intoxicated to care for himself. The male was accompanied by his 11 year old son. The male was booked into the Santa Rita Jail for public intoxication and child endangerment. The boy was turned over to his mother.
Officers responded to a report of a child who was stuck with a needle. Further investigation revealed a 3 year old female found a needle near the station agent’s booth, and then stuck her 5 year old brother in his finger with it. Witnesses stated the mother became angry about the incident, and then kicked her daughter in the head and stomach. The children were transported to Kaiser Hospital in Hayward with very minor injuries and were released a short time later. The mother, who had no prior criminal history of child abuse, denied kicking the child but admitted to spanking her. The mother was placed under arrest for child abuse and was issued a 30 day BART prohibition order. The children were released to their father. Child Protective Services were contacted and video was requested.