Sexual assault suspect taken into custody


Sexual assault suspect taken into custody

UPDATE at 9:15pm

BART Police, in cooperation with the Clayton and Concord Police departments, took the suspect wanted in connection with a sexual assualt at Millbrae Station into custody at 8:45pm at a residence in Concord.


The BART Police Department is searching for a suspect who may have committed a sexual assault early Friday in an elevator at the Millbrae Station parking garage.  The alleged assault occurred sometime in the overnight hours when BART trains were not in service. A BART station agent located an adult woman early this morning via a closed-circuit television in the station before BART service opened and then notified BART police.  Upon contact by police the woman stated she had been assaulted. 

The suspect has been identified as 38-year-old Roberto Marenco who is a transient.  A recent booking photo of Marenco is below.  Marenco is 6’2”, weighs approximately 220 pounds, has brown eyes, black hair, and is Hispanic.  The suspect’s vehicle has been identified as a white Ford cargo van with a California license plate number of 7V40543.

BART Police are currently gathering evidence and reviewing surveillance video.  There was a working surveillance camera in the elevator where the incident is believed to have taken place.  Detectives are also working to determine whether the suspect and victim may have known each other previously.

Anyone who has information on the suspect should immediately contact BART Police at 510-464-7045.

Roberto Marenco