A patron reported seeing a man with a gun aboard the train. A sergeant and officers searched the train, located the 20-year-old suspect, and recovered a stolen 9mm semi-automatic pistol. The suspect was booked at Dyer Jail for brandishing the firearm and for possession of a loaded, concealed and stolen firearm.
The Oakland Police Department requested the use of a BART PD K-9 to assist in the search for two outstanding home invasion suspects. The suspects were reportedly armed with handguns. A BART PD K-9 officer and a BART PD sergeant responded to the 600 block of 25th St and began an area search. One suspect was taken into custody in a nearby garbage dumpster the other is still outstanding.
A patron was approached by a male, 18-19 years of age, who offered to sell him drugs. When the patron declined, the subject, claiming to have a gun, attempted to rob him. The victim pulled out a box cutter in self-defense, chasing the suspect away. There was no loss.
The station agent reported that a male suspect spat on a patron. An officer arrived and arrested and booked the drunken suspect. The victim left the station prior to the arrival of the officer.
While walking down the stairs into the station, a female was struck from behind on the head with a brick and knocked to the ground. The suspect threatened to hit the victim again before fleeing with the victim's purse. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
A female patron had an iPOD snatched from her possession while inside the station. The suspects, three male juveniles, fled up the 20th St. end of the station and disappeared into the surrounding streets. Responding officers were unable to locate them.
A system service worker reported a subject covered in blood at the station agent's booth. It was determined that the subject had been assaulted and battered by a gang of males in their late teens to early twenties. The victim suffered a possible broken nose. The suspects fled prior to the arrival of responding officers.
A man called claiming that others were out to kill him. He then began threatening to kill others. The subject, who made his threats in a phone call to dispatch, was taken into custody without incident and held for psychological evaluation.
A man and woman entering the 19th St. station, via the 17th St. entrance, were confronted by a male suspect with a gun. The suspect hit the male victim with the gun and robbed him of $21. The victim followed the robber for several blocks before losing sight of him in a parking garage.
Officers responded to a report of two males fighting on the platform. One of the subjects fled prior to the arrival of responding officers. The second subject, who was uncooperative and refused medical, wound up at a local hospital on his own. Hospital officials notified BPD but the subject left before officers arrived.
As a male juvenile victim stepped off a train at 19th Street Station, an adult male suspect grabbed the victim's ipod. The suspect told the juvenile that if he caused any trouble, he would pull out a pistol. The suspect was last seen running to the street, and was GOA/UTL.
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.