San Francisco Man Arrested for Turnstile Jumping in Colma BART Station Faces Warrants, Drug Charges

San Francisco Man Arrested for Turnstile Jumping in Colma BART Station Faces Warrants, Drug ChargesSource: Google Street View
Leticia Ruiz
Published on February 05, 2024

Aggressively sidestepping the cost of a commute, one man's evasion at a Colma BART station quickly spiraled into a full-blown arrest after law enforcement observed him leaping over the turnstiles last Thursday evening, according to a recent report by the Colma Police Department.

At around 8:40 pm on February 1st, while positioned at the transit hub on the 300 block of D Street, Colma officers witnessed the individual's fare-dodging antics. The situation rapidly escalated when officers conducted a routine check, only to uncover that the man had an out-of-county misdemeanor warrant, alongside a more concerning out-of-county felony warrant against him. "Officers contacted the male and a records check conducted by our dispatchers revealed he had one, out of county misdemeanor warrant and one, out of county felony warrant for his arrest," the department stated.

Following his arrest based on the warrants, a subsequent search added more charges to the suspect’s docket. Authorities discovered drug paraphernalia, a suspect-controlled substance, and a series of credit cards not registered in his name, the Colma Police Department disclosed.

The San Francisco resident, 33 years of age, consequently found himself facing multiple charges, including possession of a controlled substance, misappropriation of found property, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was swiftly booked into the San Mateo County Jail to answer for both the fresh charges and the pre-existing warrants. His attempt to bypass a mere transit ticket has effectively trapped him in a far more serious tangle of legal consequences.