November 7, 2017 > BART Police Log
BART Police Log
Submitted By Les Mensinger
Friday, Oct. 27
At 7:49 a.m. a woman reported that a man approached her as she was walking away from her vehicle at the South Hayward station. The male, who was holding a large wrench, grabbed the womanÕs arm and demanded her property. When she handed over her purse and keys, the man immediately used the keys to enter the vehicle and drove away. The victim was not injured; and the suspect was not located by responding officers. The suspect was described as a black man between 25 and 35-years-old, about 6-feet-tall with a medium build and wearing a black sweat suit.
At 8:20 p.m. BART and Hayward Police officers got into a physical altercation with a male suspect who had reportedly battered his girlfriend while in the bus zone at the Hayward station. The suspect was taken into custody after being hit with a taser gun by police. The suspect, identified by police as Michael Simpkins, 22, of Hayward, was taken to St. Rose Hospital in Hayward prior to being booked at Santa Rita Jail on suspicion of battery on officer and domestic battery. 1710-2052 L12
Saturday, Oct. 28
At 1:25 a.m. a patron at the South Hayward station who was on a Warm Springs bound train reported that a man punched him and stole his backpack, containing a laptop computer. The suspect later threw the bag back on the train and the victim recovered his property. The suspect fled in an unknown direction and was not located by responding officers.
At 8 a.m. a man identified by police as James Rainey, 47, of Oakland, threatened to harm to the station agent at the Union City station. Rainey was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats, issued a prohibition order and booked at the Santa Rita Jail.
Sunday, Oct. 29
At 10:18 a.m. a man identified by police as Osvaldo Gil, 42, of Berkeley, was detained on suspicion of fare evasion at the Bay Fair station in San Leandro. Gil was cited for fare evasion and arrested for a $15,000 misdemeanor warrant and booked at the Santa Rita Jail.
Monday, Oct. 30
At 12:24 a.m. A woman identified by police as Sondra Butler, 23, of Newark, was arrested on suspicion of punching and slapping her girlfriend while at the Bay Fair Station in San Leandro.
At 12:11 p.m. officers responded to the Fremont station to check the welfare of a man identified by police as Joshua Fortenberry, 22, of Oakland. A records check showed that Fortenberry had an outstanding $10,000 arrest warrant. Fortenberry was cited on suspicion of fare evasion and arrested for the warrant and booked into the Santa Rita Jail.
At 6:40 a.m. officers were dispatched to contact a man who was reportedly exposing himself at the Bay Fair station in San Leandro. No one wished to make a complaint, but the man, identified by police as Antonio Mandigma, 46, of San Francisco, was booked into the Santa Rita Jail on an outstanding $7,500 theft warrant.
At 7:11 p.m. a man, identified by police as J. Ginther, 42, of San Francisco, was placed under arrest on suspicion of battery and resisting arrest at the Fremont Station.