A subject evaded fare and was found to have a $10K felony narcotics' warrant. He fled from officers and was taken into custody after resisting arrest and being subdued with the use of pepper spray. Arrested and booked.
A citizen entering the station from the 20th St. stairway was beaten by 3-4 male suspects in their late teens. The motive for the attack is unknown as the victim indicated that there was no attempted robbery and no words were exchanged between the suspects and him prior to the assault. Trains were held out and the station searched with negative results.
An adult male was the victim of a battery at the corner of 8th and Oak Streets, topside of Lake Merritt Station. The victim was struck on the head by an adult male suspect who claimed the former owed him money. Victim claims not to know suspect who in turn fled the scene.
A teenaged male took a purse/tote bag from an adult female victim, while on the escalator from the platform to the concourse level. The suspect fled the area, however, the property was found completely intact.
5-26-06 0423 A female patron's purse was forcefully taken off her shoulder as she was entering the 19th Street station via the escalator near 19th and Broadway. No weapon was involved. The patron was not injured, and the suspect fled in an unknown direction. A search for the suspect proved negative.
In a late-reported case (occurred 0730 hrs.) a patron reported being the victim of a strong-arm robbery at the 20th St. end of the station. The suspect was described as an adult male in his 30's, wearing a black leather jacket and blue jeans. Loss was cash and a BART ticket.
A 43-year-old man called from a payphone saying that he was feeling unsafe, "thinking about the third rail," and believed that people were chasing him. He was transported to the John George Psychiatric Pavilion for evaluation.