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Pittsburg Man Charged with 5 Counts, Including Attempted Kidnap of Potential BART Patron

by ECT

Martinez, Calif. – Yesterday, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office filed five counts against Rashad Chavez Yarbrough (30-year-old Pittsburg resident), including a felony count for the attempted kidnapping on March 6 of a female.

The case was investigated by the BART Police Department and presented to the District Attorneys office for a filing decision on March 10.

On March 6, the victim called for an Uber ride to go to the Pittsburg Bay Point BART station. When she left her residence, she spoke with the defendant who offered her a ride to the station. She declined the offer, yet the defendant followed her Uber ride to the station. The victim did not know the defendant, nor had she seen him before.

Once the victim’s Uber ride dropped her off at the BART station, the defendant followed her down an access road. The defendant tried to entice the victim to enter his car, but she refused. Yarbrough eventually got out of his car and approached the victim. He grabbed at her arm and tried to get her into his vehicle. In doing so, her wallet fell out of her purse and he picked up her wallet.

The victim ended up fleeing the area to a nearby shopping center. After the police were called to the scene, the defendant fled the area in his vehicle. The following day, when police went to check in on the victim, the defendant arrived at her residence and he was arrested. A search of his vehicle revealed a firearm and methamphetamine.

The complete counts filed against Yarbrough are as follows:

  • Attempted Kidnapping, Felony
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Felony
  • Petty Theft, Misdemeanor
  • Possession of Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine, Misdemeanor
  • Possession of a Smoking Device, Misdemeanor

Case information: People v. Rashad Chavez Yarbrough, Docket Number 04-201433-0

Information provided by Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office

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Janice nice Mar 11, 2021 - 2:15 pm

How scary ? poor girl.

LoveableCurmudgeon Mar 12, 2021 - 4:31 am

Damn! This is definitely a poster situation for carrying a weapon. At least a stun gun. Zap the sucker

Brad Pittsburg Mar 12, 2021 - 8:17 am

Rashad Chavez Yarbrough wonder if he knows who his mother is?

Joscelin Reed Mar 12, 2021 - 1:29 pm

Doesn’t that Pittsburg/Baypoint BART station have cameras in the parking lot where people get dropped off? Maybe they should also have cameras to read car license plates so it doesn’t take the next day to find the culprit. What a scary situation. Maybe the UBER driver should have escorted the woman inside the BART station. The woman is lucky that the police showed up at her residence just when the culprit was there.

Ursula Raymundo Mar 13, 2021 - 12:46 am

If that guy found my address by stealing my wallet and appeared at my doorstep, the ME would be the next person to visit my house.

Ginger Grant Mar 13, 2021 - 3:07 am

If I was in that situation and my wallet fell out of my purse and the scumbag took it, he couldn’t find my residence because the address I list on my DL and other ID is the place where I get my mail. Lots of luck having him show up at that business. Criminals can be so stupid!

Oniwy Mar 13, 2021 - 10:42 am

This is one of the worst things I’ve ever read here. Every parent’s worst nightmare. What do this person’s prior convictions look like? So glad the police were there.

Madeleine Mar 15, 2021 - 11:12 pm

This is why I have a PO BOX and all my documents have that as an address. It’s a safety thing. Never have your actual physical address on anything you carry around or have that on the registration documents you keep in your car.

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