FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—March 11, 2021
Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638
Pittsburg Man Charged with 5 Counts, Including Attempted Kidnap of Potential BART Patron
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 our 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