Thomas McCarthy (37, San Lorenzo) was detained on a psychiatric hold and will eventually be booked on charges of robbery and interfering with a railroad. He was also issued a prohibition order.
Lee Artis Johnson (64 years, Antioch) was arrested for the listed charges, issued a prohibition order and booked into the county jail; the victim declined medical attention. 1805-0841 L10/L17
The (female) victim reported that while aboard a Pittsburg/Bay Point train, at the station, a male juvenile shoved her and took her iPhone. The juvenile then fled from the train shortly before the train left the station. The victim remained on the train until arriving in downtown Oakland where the robbery was reported to an officer.
Officers responded to the Fruitvale Station to intercept a train that two robbery suspects were aboard. The suspects fled from the scene as the officers arrived but were taken into custody after a foot pursuit. A suspect cut the victim's hand with an edged weapon when the victim fought back to keep his property. The suspects were determined to be juveniles and were booked into juvenile hall.
A female victim reported that her laptop was forcibly taken from her as she walked through the station parking lot. The suspect, described as a Black male, 20 to 30 years old, wearing a black hoodie, fled in a waiting vehicle (unknown make, black SUV bearing yellow paper plates with red printing on it) driven by a second unseen person. The suspect vehicle was last seen heading south on Madison St. from 8th St.
The victim reported a female (juvenile) suspect grabbed a cell phone from her grasp while aboard a train, and then fled out of the station. The victim attempted to chase after the suspect, but a second female (juvenile) suspect interfered by using force against the victim. Shortly thereafter, responding officers arrested both suspects without incident, and the victim’s phone was recovered. Subsequently, the suspects were issued prohibition orders before being booked into the Alameda County Juvenile Hall.
Paul Romero (33, Daly City) was arrested for robbery (cell phone) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Romero was issued a prohibition order and booked into Santa Rita Jail.
An officer at the Bay Fair Station heard a commotion coming from the platform. The officer learned that several juveniles were involved in a robbery of a patron's Apple MacBook laptop. Officers responded and assisted in detaining the juveniles. The victim positively identified 3 of the juveniles as being involved in the robbery. The 3 juveniles were booked into Juvenile Hall for robbery, providing false information to police, resisting arrest, possession of stolen property and conspiracy. The laptop was retrieved and returned to the owner. There was also a second laptop retrieved, owner unknown.
A patron reported that he was punched by a group of 4 teenage suspects, who took his cell phone. The phone was located abandoned near the station. Responding officers were unable to locate the suspects in the area.
A victim reported that a black male suspect forcibly stole his cell phone while in the bus zone at the station. The victim was not injured. The suspect fled on foot and was not located by responding officers. The phone could not be tracked.
Two suspects robbed a female victim of her cell phone in the 21000 block of Wilbeam Ave. in Castro Valley. The suspects fled the scene northbound on Wilbeam Avenue. An area search was conducted with negative results.
A female suspect was arrested for attempted robbery and an active $10,000 warrant. It was determined that the suspect was in need of a psychiatric evaluation. She was transported to a local hospital for treatment and issued a prohibition order. The suspect will be booked at the San Francisco County Jail upon her release from the hospital.