A BART Officer observed a subject fare evade into the Berkeley BART Station and board a train. The Officer boarded the train and off-boarded the subject at the Ashby Station. A warrant check revealed the subject had a court order to stay away from all BART Stations until 2014. The subject was cited for fare evasion and transported and booked at the Jail for violating the court order.
A Station Agent contacted a BART Officer concerning a subject who fare evaded into the station and proceeded to the platform. The Station Agent identified the subject on the platform and the Officer contacted the subject. The subject threatened the officer stating, “You are going to need more backup if you want to deal with me!” The subject was standing over the Officer in a very aggressive manner. The officer notified BART Communications and a cover officer was en-route. The subject taunted and threatened the officer a few more times and proceeded up the escalator where he was detained by arriving officers. The subject was taken into custody without incident. The subject identified himself as “John Doe”, and he possessed no form of identification. The subject was transported to Santa Rita Jail for fare evasion and Threatening an Officer in the Performance of their duties.
BART Police received a call of an aggressive adult female panhandler at the station. The suspect was getting close to people’s faces and shouting at them for money. Guess would stand in the way of patrons and not allow them to walk by without being bothered. The officer arrived and contacted the suspect. The agent was unwilling to sign a citizen’s arrest and the suspect agreed to leave the station. The suspect kept returning and repeating her previous actions and BART police were again called. The suspect ran from officers this time. The suspect began coming back to the station after officers left the station and continued to accost patrons. Officers finally caught up with the suspect about 0015 hours at the station. The agent reported that once again the suspect was disturbing patrons. When the officers made contact with the suspect she was uncooperative and was handcuffed for safety. Once handcuffed, the suspect struggled with officers. There were no injuries to the suspect or the officers. The suspect was arrested for Obstructing/Intimidating Public Agency Customers and Resisting Officers, and booked at the Santa Rita Jail.
A male reported being robbed in the free area of the station. The male said another male punched him several times in the face and ultimately took his cell phone. The suspect ran from the station in an unknown direction. The victim suffered serious injuries to his face, and was transported to Alta Bates for treatment. The victim said he could positively identify the suspect if he saw him again. 1109-786 L12
Officers responded to a report of three males attempting to take a bicycle from the bike racks at the station. The suspects were able to cut the lock and take a bicycle, but one suspect was detained by officers at the scene. The suspect, who confessed to having participated in stealing the bike, was cited and released for petty theft and vandalism. Detective's division notified. 1108-3011 L12.
An officer on patrol at the Ashby station was approached by a victim who stated they had just been robbed of their iPhone and the suspect had a gun. The robbery occurred on Adeline Street in the City of Berkeley with the suspect fleeing southbound. Berkeley PD was notified. Officer Betters conducted an area search for the suspect but was unable to located any. The suspect is described as a BM, mid-20’s, wearing all black: black hoodie, black pants. The case was turned over to responding Berkeley PD officers.
A patron/victim reported to the station agent that a male suspect on the platform had brandishing a screwdriver and was arguing with another patron. Officers responded to the station. The suspect was detained without incident and a screwdriver located on his person. Upon further investigation, the officers concluded the victim and suspect were in a verbal dispute when the screwdriver fell out of the suspect’s pocket. No one wanted to pursue a complaint against one another. Trains were held and delayed for 5-10 minutes.
A Sergeant and Officers responded to the station on a report of a possible robbery that occurred at the station. A witness reported hearing a commotion between the victim and the suspect at the flea market. The witness turned in their direction and saw the victim fall to the ground and the suspect running away. The witness chased the suspect who turned towards the witness and brandished a knife. The witness then stopped chasing the suspect. An area check was conducted with negative results. The victim was treated by paramedics and transported to Highland hospital with a lump and laceration to his forehead. An Officer spoke with the victim at the hospital. The victim was very intoxicated and did not remember anything other than waking up to paramedics tending to him. Video was requested.
An 18-year-old man was contacted by oficers after the station agent reported that he may have been spitting on patrons. The man was determined to have a juvenile warrant for assault and for being habitually disobedient. The suspect was booked into Berkeley Jail on the warrant.
A train operator reported seeing a person on the trackway as the Richmond bound train pulled into the station. The operator was unable to stop the train before striking the person. Fire department personnel determined that the victim was deceased. The coroner responded to the scene. Investigation is on-going. Normal operations were resumed at 1505 hours.
A BART Officer was dispatched to a report of a battery at the station. Berkeley Police was with the female victim and advised the report was about 30 minutes cold. The incident occurred in the parking lot near Ashby and Martin Luther King Way. The victim was involved in an altercation with an unknown male subject who punched the female 8 times and fled. The female subject followed the suspect and flagged down a Berkeley police officer. The suspect was described as a black male in his 60’s, 5’6” tall, White shirt, black jean shorts. The BART Officer conducted an area check for the suspect and witnesses with negative results. The victim refused medical.
While conducting a patrol check of the station, an officer observed a subject creating a disturbance. The officer contacted the subject and determined he was unable to care for his own safety. The subject's speech was slurred, and he had an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. The subject was transported and booked at Berkeley City Jail for Public Intoxication. 1106-2170 L-24
A Community Service Officer observed a white male attempt to enter a parked vehicle (tan van) using a screwdriver on the front passenger door. The subject then walked to the rear of the van and attempted to use the screwdriver on the rear door. A BART officer arrived on the scene and observed the same behavior. The officer contacted the subject and advised him to show (him) his hands. The subject refused to comply with the commands of the officer. The officer placed the subject in a control hold for his safety and detained the subject. The officer identified the subject who is the registered owner of the vehicle. The subject was released at the scene. 1106-2100 L-24
A cold auto burglary was discovered in the Ashby parking lot and reported to BART Police. BART Police discovered five additional auto burglaries in the lot with similar broken windows, stereos taken, and vehicles ransacked. The unknown burglar(s) targeted 4 Toyotas, 1 Honda, and 1 Subaru. The Honda was made the master case.
A woman reported that a man snatched her Droid telephone out of her hand on the sidewalk on the west side of the station. The suspect, who was in the company of another man, escaped with the phone in a “beat up” black Honda Accord, or Toyota Corolla, towards Oakland on Adeline St. (suspect descriptions: #1- B-M, 17-23, 5-10, heavy-set, braids in hair, white shirt, blue jeans; #2 – B-M, 17-23, unknown height, heavy-set, possibly wearing a black hooded jacket)
Five vehicles (Volkswagon van, Honda Civic, Toyota Solara, Volvo, Chevrolet Blazer) were burglarized in the main lot. The means of entry was a pry tool and/or window smash. Stereos were stolen from two of the vehicles. Pry marks and damage indicate that attempts had been made to remove the stereos from the three other vehicles.
An officer observed two men looking into cars in the parking lot. When they left the scene in a vehicle, the officer ran the license plate, determined that the registration was expired, and made a traffic stop. The driver was cited for driving with a suspended license. The 19-year-old passenger’s identification was obtained to determine if he had a valid license and could take charge of, and drive, the vehicle. The passenger was found to have two outstanding Berkeley warrants for his arrest, with a total bail of $20,000. One warrant was for felony-drug possession and the other was for misdemeanor theft. The warrant suspect declined to be interviewed prior to being booked into the Berkeley Jail. He was later transported by Berkeley PD to Alta Bates/Herrick Hospital for psychiatric evaluation.
A station agent reported a fare evader to an officer. The officer contacted the 51-year-old male suspect on the platform. The suspect walked away from the officer and boarded a train. The suspect then physically resisted the officer's efforts to remove him from the train and arrest him. With the assistance of Berkeley PD officers, the suspect was taken into custody. A 21-year-old woman who had been interfering with the Berkeley officers was detained. She was subsequently arrested on a $5,000 Alameda Co. assault-with-a-deadly-weapon warrant and a $10,000 Santa Clara Co. warrant for loitering for the purpose of prostitution, and booked into Berkeley Jail. The male suspect was transported to the John George Psychiatric Pavilion. Charges of resisting arrest and battery on a peace officer will be sought against the male suspect when his psychiatric evaluation is completed. There was a 12-minute train delay.
BART officers responded to the station regarding an adult male suspect who attempted to kidnap a 3 year old child. Berkeley Police officers responded as well, and eventually detained the suspect at the station. Witnesses and the child’s grandmother told officers that while in the station’s flea market, the suspect grabbed and attempted to walk away with the child before being confronted by a security guard. The suspect then released the child, who was unharmed. BART officers arrested the suspect for attempting to kidnap the child, and a sergeant responded to approve the arrest. A detective responded as well. Subsequently, the suspect was booked into the county jail for attempt kidnapping.
A male talking on his iPhone 4 while walking through the parking lot was the victim of a grand theft. The male suspect approached the victim from behind and snatched the phone from his hand before fleeing on foot. The victim chased the suspect a short distance before losing sight of him. The suspect was a black male, about 15 years old, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and jeans.
Officers responded to a report of a 22-year-old man in a physical confrontation with a 23-year-old woman in the parking lot. The male was determined to have an outstanding $20,000 Emeryville warrant for terrorist threats, and to be in violation of a restraining order. The suspect was booked at the Glenn Dyer Jail for the warrant, the restraining-order violation, and for false imprisonment.
A 15-year-old girl reported having been robbed of her Metro touch-screen phone in the station. The suspects are two girls from the victim's school who "jumped" her. The suspects may have escaped by train. The victim, who was not seriously injured, went home with her mother after declining medical attention.
A chronic panhandler was identified by the station agent. Although cooperative when the officer initially contacted him, the suspect became uncooperative and attempted to snatch his identification from the officer. The officer attempted to place the suspect in a control hold, but the suspect violently resisted. The suspect attempted to remove the officer's baton from his equipment belt. The suspect was eventually subdued with the help of a citizen ride-along who was with the officer. The suspect was booked at Santa Rita Jail for panhandling, resisting arrest and attempted removal of a weapon.
A male snatched an iPhone from a woman as she was talking on the phone at the station, and fled in an unknown direction. Berkeley officers responded and detained a subject matching the description a few blocks from the station. The victim positively identified the suspect, who was in possession of the phone. The case was turned over to BART Police, who arrested and booked the suspect at the Berkeley Jail for grand theft. 1011-0522 L12.