Berkeley Fire Department responded to the west lot of the station on a report of a sick man who had passed out. Officers also responded and located a transient man and his wife at the north end of the lot, adjacent to Ashby Avenue. The wife reported that her husband suffered from a number of medical issues, including heart problems, respiratory problems and low blood sugar. The couple were resting on the ground. The man sat up and told his wife that he felt light headed, before passing out and falling on top of her. The man was transported by ambulance to Alta Bates Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. There are no signs of foul play in this incident and the man's death appears to be attributable to his pre-existing medical conditions.
A victim reported he was robbed at gunpoint while at the taxi stand. The victim was attempting to buy a laptop from two men for $600.00 when they demanded and took his money at gunpoint. There were no injuries. The suspects fled the station toward Adeline and Ashby Roads. Video requested.
While at station, an officer heard an argument between two people and responded to the scene. Upon arrival, a record check on one of the detainees revealed two valid restraining orders for him to keep 150 feet away from the other party. The subject was placed under arrest for violation of both restraining orders. A minor amount of physical force was used by the officer to place the suspect into custody. A sergeant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest and conduct the use of force investigation.
An officer responding to the station regarding an in-progress theft of a bicycle part detained a subject in the west parking lot; a sergeant responded to the scene as well. A subsequent investigation revealed the subject was in possession of burglary tools, and he admitted to the theft. A criminal history check of the subject did not reveal any previous convictions for similar crimes, or outstanding wants/warrants. Additionally, upon being debriefed by the sergeant, the subject did not produce any information indicating he was connected to or aware of any bicycle thefts. Eventually, the subject was issued a citation for possessing burglary tools and released. Further follow-up investigation will be performed by the officer in order to establish the theft of the bicycle part.
A record check on a person detained for possible bicycle theft revealed a $30,000 arrest warrant out of Richmond for assault with a deadly weapon and a no-bail arrest warrant out of Richmond for burglary. The suspect was also positively identified by a witness as the person who was attempting to cut the lock off a bicycle. The suspect was placed under arrest on the warrants, attempt theft, possession of burglary tools, and possession of paraphernalia. A sergeant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest and interview the suspect.
A female was involved in a disturbance at the Ashby Station. Officers arrived on scene, contacted the female and learned she had a prohibition order ordering her to stay away from all BART Stations. The female was placed under arrest for violation of a prohibition order and was booked at the Berkeley Jail. A sergeant approved the arrest.
A female victim called to report that another female was swinging a metal fence pole at her. An officer arrived and made contact with both parties. The victim and suspect, who are both homeless and known to each other, were involved in a dispute over the portable restrooms, which are located in the parking lot. The suspect claimed that the victim had urinated on her and she became irate. The suspect found a metal pole in the area and swung it at the victim. The suspect was unable to hit the victim and neither party was injured. The suspect, the victim and witnesses were interviewed by responding officers. The suspect was issued a prohibition order and booked at the Berkeley City Jail for attempted assault with a deadly weapon.
The Station Agent reported that a patron appeared intoxicated. A BART Officer detained the suspect and determined that he was intoxicated in public. A Sgt approved the arrest and debriefed the suspect. The suspect was booked into the Berkeley City Jail.
A suspect fare evaded out of the station. A BART Officer detained the suspect and subsequently arrested her for public intoxication. A Sgt approved the arrest and debriefed the suspect. The suspect was booked into the Berkeley City Jail.
A vendor in the area of the station reported two females involved in a dispute. It was initially reported that one of the females brandished a knife. Responding officers located both parties separately and detained them. Neither party had a knife or reported seeing the other party with a knife. The two were known to each other and neither wished to pursue charges. One of the females was found to have a $10,000 "no cite" warrant for making annoying phone calls. She was booked into the Berkeley City Jail for the warrant.
Officers detained a male suspect for panhandling in the free area of the station. Record checks showed that the man had an outstanding $15,000 arrest warrant for driving on a suspended license, held by Palo Alto PD. The man was arrested for his outstanding warrant and was booked at Glenn Dyer Jail.
Officers responded to a report of two males burglarizing vehicles in the parking lot. A check of the lot revealed five vehicles had been burglarized (1997 Honda, 2000 Mercury SW, 1999 Lexus, 1999 Honda, and a 2006 Nissan). Berkeley Police detained two males near the station who were positively identified by a witness to the burglaries. One of the suspects had several items of property and broken glass on his person. The other suspect, a juvenile, had brass knuckles in his possession. A stereo faceplate found on one of the suspects matched a stereo from one of the victim vehicles. An evidence technician arrived at the scene to process the vehicles. The adult male was placed under arrest for burglary and possession of a replica firearm, and the juvenile male was placed under arrest for burglary and possession of a dangerous weapon. A sergeant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest and a detective interviewed the two suspects.
An officer detained an adult male suspect for skateboarding on the platform. Record checks showed that the man had an outstanding, no-bail arrest warrant for parole violation, held by the Department of Corrections. The man was cited for skateboarding and booked at the Berkeley City Jail for his warrant.
A victim reported the theft of his men's Univega Carbonlite 12 speed bicycle (unknown serial number). The victim parked and secured his bike to the bike rack using a Kryptonite U-lock on 4/16/14, at 0815 hours. He returned on 4/17/14, at 1845 hours and his bike was gone. Loss is $520.00. An officer completed a theft report.
A patron reported that their black and silver Jamis Commuter 15-speed bike was stolen from the racks between 0815-1830 hours. The victim secured the bike with a U-lock. When the victim returned, both the bike and the lock were missing.