A civilian police employee was on a Richmond train at 12th Street Station. He asked a male who was attempting to force open the train doors from the platform to stop and wait for the next train. The male spit on the employee. The employee off-boarded and the male suspect began an argument. A female with the suspect tried to get him to calm down, but the suspect turned his anger on her. The employee became concerned that the male would physically attack the female so he attempted to intercede. The suspect responded by punching the employee in the face. Officers who were at the station responded immediately, but the suspects fled. Both suspects were apprehended, with the assistance of Federal Air Marshals who were operating with the department's Critical Asset Patrol Team as part of the VIPR Program. The employee and two independent witnesses positively identified the suspect as the person who punched the employee. The male was arrested for felony battery and later booked at Glenn Dyer Jail. The employee was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of facial lacerations.
Approximately 70 protesters gathered above 12th Street Station for their weekly march. The protesters marched through Oakland, periodically blocking street traffic. The group stopped at Fruitvale Station and briefly protested in front of the fare gates, before moving on. There were no arrests and no interruption of BART service.
An officer contacted a male suspect for fare evasion. Upon a records check, it was discovered the suspect had an outstanding no-bail arrest warrant for sale of narcotics out of San Francisco. The suspect was arrested and booked on the warrant. 1202-2856, L21.
A female victim reported that a male suspect grabbed her cell phone from her hand while the Richmond-bound train was stopped at the 12th Street station. The victim reported the crime from the 19th Street station. Loss was a Samsung Vibrant phone. The suspect description: HM, 20’s. knit hat, tan and green clothing. Responding officers did an area search for the suspect, but were unable to locate him. Video captured the suspect running from the train to concourse level, and then apparently out of the station at the 14th and Broadway east exit.
An officer contacted a male suspect for fare evasion (emergency gate to exit). The suspect was determined to have an outstanding $3,000 Alameda Co. theft warrant. The suspect was arrested on the warrant, cited for fare evasion, debriefed by a sergeant, and booked into Glenn Dyer Jail.
The Occupy Oakland protests, which began earlier in the day, continued into the evening. Oakland PD requested mutual aid from regional law enforcement agencies. Approximately 100 persons were arrested for failing to disperse near the 19th Street Station. FTP protesters entered Oakland City Hall above 12th Street Station and vandalized the interior of the building. A second contingent marched on Glenn Dyer Jail and then rallied in the intersection of 14th & Broadway. When Oakland police gave a dispersal order, the Frank Ogawa Plaza and 14th Street entrances of 12th Street Station were closed as a precaution. Approximately 300 persons were arrested during the course of the day's protest activities. BART service was not impacted. L18
A female patron called from Berkeley Station to report that a male had taken her iPhone from her lap while she was on Richmond a train near the 12th Street Station. The suspect ran off of the train and the victim remained on the train until she got to Berkeley. The victim was able to provide a description of the suspect and when the officer made contact with her, they were able to use the "Find my iPhone" function to determine that the phone was at the corner of 76th Avenue and Rudsdale Street in Oakland. The officer was able to direct other officers to 76th Avenue, just east of Rudsdale Street on the south sidewalk or possibly in a car parked near the curb-line. Officers responding to that area located an occupied vehicle in the location and contacted the occupant. The occupant immediately asked if they were there about the phone and said that he had just bought it from another male. Officers determined that the iPhone was the victim's. The victim was transported from the Berkeley Station to identify the iPhone and do an in-field ID of the suspect. She identified the iPhone as being hers, but said that the detained party was not the same person who took her phone. Officers arrested the male for possession of stolen property and transported him to Lake Merritt to be interviewed by detectives before booking him into the Glen Dyer Jail for possession of stolen property. The iPhone was returned to the victim.
A female called to report that a male had battered her on platform #2 of the 19th Street Station. She also reported that the male was in possession of a small, black handgun. She gave a detailed description of the suspect and said that she believed he may have followed her from a nearby parking lot. A San Francisco train was held for approximately 14 minutes to be searched at the 12th Street Station. The search met with negative results. The victim said that she would flag down an officer, but disconnected from dispatch and would not answer return calls. OPD was notified of the description and eventually a male matching the description was located in Frank Ogawa Plaza. The male did not have a weapon, but was found to be in possession of marijuana and crystal methamphetamine, a scale and packaging materials. The male said that the "victim" in this case was his wife, who was mad at him and made the false report about a battery and gun to get even. He was able to provide the name and phone number for the reporting party. He said that they had been in an argument and he exited her vehicle at 13th/Broadway Streets. He denied ever being near the 19th Street Station. The reporting party would not make contact with officers or answer her phone. The Narcotics Task Force was notified and a detective responded to interview the suspect prior to booking him at Glen Dyer Jail for possession of narcotics for sales and marijuana for sales.
A male victim had his iPhone snatched from his hands while on platform 1/3. The suspect was described as a black male, about 16 years old, wearing a blue, black and white jacket. The victim chased the suspect and caught him on platform 2. The victim was able to get his phone back and the suspect fled toward the Frank Ogawa Plaza exit. An area check for the suspect was negative. The victim refused to make a report and left the area.
A patron reported that someone took a wallet from her backpack while it was on her back on as she was riding on a Fremont bound train at the 12th Street Station. The loss was a black wallet containing the victim’s identification, a credit card, $180 in cash and a personal check for $20,000. No one was injured, and the victim did not report the crime until off-boarding at the Bay Fair Station at approximately 1400 hours. 1201-0250 L12.
An adult male suspect entered the station demanding a free ride from a female station agent. The agent informed the suspect that she did not give free rides on the system. The suspect became angry and began using racial slurs toward the agent and telling her he ought to “kick her ass” and walked into the emergency gate and stood in front of the open agent’s booth door. The agent was fearful of the suspect and closed the door and called BART Police. Officers arrived and also spoke with a witness to the incident that heard the suspect threaten to kill the agent. The witness provided a statement. The suspect only wanted to state that the agent called him a racial slur to start the incident and then refused to speak further. The suspect was arrested for criminal threats and booked at the North County Jail.
A warrant check on a man detained by an officer for unruly conduct revealed a $5,000 no-cite arrest warrant out of Alameda County. The subject, who was reportedly yelling at the station agent and patrons, was placed under arrest for the warrant and booked at the Glen Dyer Jail. 1112-2557 L12.
A man reported to an officer that a male suspect had grabbed the victim’s i-phone out of his hand and run away with it. The victim, who had been drinking, said that the theft occurred on a San Francisco train at 12th St. station. A witness maintained that the crime was committed on a Fremont train at 19th St. station. An area search for the suspect was unsuccessful. (suspect description: W-M, 20’s, facial hair, gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans)
A Sergeant and Officers responded to a report of two subjects fighting on the platform. Trains were held out for safety purposes. The Officers detained two subjects who were determined to be cousins. They got into an argument while on the platform and started wrestling each other. Neither party wanted to press charges and was released. There was no train delay as a result of this incident.
Officers responded to a theft of a suitcase report, with the suspect apparently at the 12th Street BART station. The theft occurred at the Greyhound Bus Terminal at 20th Street and San Pablo Ave. in Oakland. Officers detained a suspect on the platform and the victim positively identified him as the person who walked away with her suitcase. The crime occurred in Oakland Police jurisdiction, but they were too busy to respond and BART PD to the report as a courtesy. The suspect was arrested for theft based on a citizen’s arrest. Upon a records check, the suspect did not have any wants or warrants. The suspect was released on a citation.
At approx. 1658 hrs., Oakland PD and other sources reported that someone might have been shot at street level near the 12th St. BART station. Shortly thereafter, OPD confirmed that someone had been shot in or near the OccupyOakland encampment. Two trains were held at 12th St. station, at 1700 hrs., due to reports that suspects may have run into the station. OPD and BART PD personnel were checking the station and area when OPD advised that they had suspects detained at street level and that trains could be released. While those two trains were held, other trains did run-throughs of the station. The two trains that had been held were released at 1722 hrs. At OPD's request, the gates at the 14th & Broadway end of 12th St. station were closed while OPD conducted its investigation.
A 12-year-old boy reported that he was robbed of his wallet and $30 near the primary-end fare gates. Three male juveniles surrounded the victim and another 12-year-old boy, demanded their valuables, and went through their pockets. The victim tried to hide his wallet and dropped it. One of the suspects picked up the wallet and refused to give it back. The victim and his friend feared that they would be harmed if they resisted. The suspects fled towards Walgreen’s prior to the arrival of the investigating officer and could not be located. (suspects’ descriptions: B-M, light complexion, 12 years old, 5-1, thin, “dome-shaped” head, white shirt, khaki pants; B-M, dark complexion, 12 years old, 5-3, thin, black hooded jacket, black backpack; B-M, medium complexion, 12 years old, 5-1, thin, red shirt, dark pants)
BART officers responded to the intersection of 11th and Broadway Streets in Oakland for a vehicle accident. A vehicle that was driving east on 11th Street struck two pedestrians who were participants in the Occupy Oakland General Strike event. The pedestrians struck by the vehicle sustained injuries which needed medical attention. Paramedics arrived at the scene and transported both pedestrians to Highland Hospital for further treatment. The driver was released at the scene and the case was turned over to Oakland Police. 1111-0271 L12.
A female victim reported that she was battered by a male subject on the street above the station and then she and the suspect went into the station. Officers were on the scene detained the suspect and determined the victim had a minor facial injury from the battery. OPD was called but was behind on numerous calls. The officers on the scene took the case and determined that the couple had a child together which made the battery a felony. The suspect was arrested at the station and booked for domestic violence at the North County Jail.
There was civil unrest in downtown Oakland resulting from the eviction of the “Occupy” protestors. The Station was shut down (with only run-throughs) as a result of OPD deploying gas to disperse the crowd.
A woman reported that a male suspect approached her on the platform and made nonsensical comments to her, which she ignored. The suspect then grabbed her right shoulder and squeezed it. The victim, who was not injured, wished to place the suspect under citizen’s arrest. Officers held and searched the Pittsburg/Bay Point train because the victim said that the suspect had boarded it. The suspect was not located. There was a 12-minute train delay. (suspect description: W-M, 30 years old, with sunglasses, wearing a grey T-shirt, and carrying a red backpack)