HAYWARD (CBS SF) – A Richmond man was arrested Saturday morning at the Hayward BART station on suspicion of failing to pay for a BART ride and other offenses, police said.

Mark Stewart, 49, was detained at about 10:10 a.m. for fare evasion and then gave police a false name, resisted arrest and battered a police officer.

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Police said Stewart was issued an order that prohibits him for riding BART for a while and was taken to the county jail.

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BART officials have been trying to reduce fare evasion as it has resulted in tens of millions of dollars in lost revenue annually for the agency.

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