Officers responded to the station on a report of a verbal altercation where one of the suspects threatened to shoot the other with a gun. Upon arrival, the officer contacted both parties and determined that no weapons were involved. A subsequent records check of both suspects revealed that one suspect was on probation out of BART PD, and as a condition of his probation, to stay away from all BART stations. The suspect was placed under arrest for the probation violation and eventually booked into the Berkeley Jail. The other suspect was identified and released.
The station agent reported that a male had barricaded himself inside the station restroom, and was refusing to exit. The man, who was a chronic transient known to the agent to carry knives, claimed that people were trying to kill him. Officers arrived and attempted to get the man to exit of his own free will, but he refused. Officers attempted to unlock the door from the outside, but the man forced the lock closed. Ultimately, Berkeley Fire Department personnel were able to remove the ventilation screen from the bottom of the door, and the man surrendered without further incident. The man was transported to Alta Bates Hospital for psychological evaluation/treatment.
Patrons on board the Fremont bound train reported that a male was acting erratically, and had to be restrained by other patrons. Officers responded and detained the man. No complainants came forward about any crimes on board the train. Record checks showed that the man was on probation and had a stay-away order from all BART stations. He was arrested and booked at the Berkeley City Jail.
A patron reported by phone that their green 1998 Toyota Camry was burglarized while parked in stall #542, between 0730-1530 hours. An unknown suspect smashed the right front window to gain entry and stole the in-dash stereo.
The female victim reported that while aboard a Fremont train at the station a black male wearing a black hoodie suddenly took her iPhone 6 from her grasp and fled from the train. The suspect was not located by police, and the investigating officer was unable to track the phone. The victim was not injured during the theft.
The female victim reported that while aboard a Richmond train a suspect suddenly took her iPhone 6 from her grasp and fled from the train. The victim, who was not injured, was only able to describe the suspect as a black male who wore a beige colored jacket. The investigating officer contacted the victim and completed a report; the officer was unable to track the phone. BART central was unable to determine the incident train’s run number.
The victim reported that their 99' GMC Safari was burglarized between the hours of 0715-1615 while parked in lot D, stall #549. Entry was via a rear side passenger window smash. Loss was reportedly a new pair of white and gray Nike shoes. The vehicle was processed for latent prints with negative results.
The victim made a phone report regarding the theft of a green kayak (unknown make/model) and a Cannondale 21 sp bike, teal, from the exterior of their 95" Ford Tiago RV, which was parked in the West parking lot on 11/6 between the hours of 1200-1620. The kayak was valued at $1,400 and the bike $2,200.
A BART Officer responded to investigate a report of a female acting erratic. The subsequent investigation resulted in the suspect being arrested for a 10K warrant (contempt) out of Walnut Creek PD. The suspect was booked at the Berkeley Jail.
An unidentified patron reported that he saw a male suspect smash the driver's window of a white 2008 Acura TSX, which was parked in stall #496. The caller could not describe the suspect and did not stand by for contact. The suspect reached into the car and stole a broken cell phone from the interior. Responding officers did not locate the suspect in the area.
An officer contacted an adult male for fare evasion. The male tried to walk away and had to be physically restrained. He was ultimately issued a citation for fare evasion and booked into the Berkeley City Jail for resisting arrest.
An officer contacted a male suspect for fare evasion. He male tried to walk away from the officer and then took a swing at the officer. The officer was able to grab onto him and place him in handcuffs with the help of arriving Berkeley PD officers. The suspect was found to have a no bail warrant for possession of stolen property. He was issued a prohibition order, cited for fare evasion and booked into the Glenn Dyer Jail for resisting arrest, assault on an officer, the warrant and a probation violation.
A victim reported that their blue 2014 Toyota Prius was burglarized while parked at the station, between 0810 and 2200 hours. The vehicle’s front driver’s side wing window was smashed to gain entry and a plastic cell phone mount was taken. An officer responded, processed the vehicle for fingerprints and completed a report.
A victim reported that their yellow 2007 Ford Focus was burglarized while parked at the station, between 0800 and 2020 hours. The vehicle’s front passenger window was smashed to gain entry and a CD player and Magellan brand GPS were taken. An officer responded, processed the vehicle for fingerprints and completed a report.
Officers responded to the station for a report of two males involved in a fight. Upon arrival, the officers contacted one of the involved in front of the station agent's booth. The subject became combative resulting in the officers having to use physical force to handcuff the male. The subject was subsequently identified as a known regular in the system. He was evaluated and found to be a danger to himself and others. He was transported to the hospital on a psychiatric hold. The other involved male left the area prior to the officers arrival. The sergeant responded to conduct the use of force investigation.
Officers responded to a report of an attempted robbery at the Ashby Station and one of the suspects displayed a black semi-automatic firearm. Berkeley PD responded to assist and located a possible suspect who was a juvenile. The male was cited and released to his father.
A female victim reported that she was robbed of her iPhone 6 and a bag containing $600 in cash, while on a Richmond bound train. The suspects were described as a black male in his 20's, with dreadlocks, wearing all black clothing, a black female wearing a pink top, and a third nondescript black male. The victim's cell phone had a dead battery, so it could not be tracked. The suspects fled on foot, southbound from the station and were not located by responding officers.
An officer responded to a report of the station agent and a male in a heated argument over fare at the Ashby Station. The officer attempted to separate the two but the male attempted to go around the officer and batter the station agent. The officer placed the male in a control hold and the male attempted to pull away. The officer pushed the male to the floor of the station, held him down as he handcuffed the male. A sergeant responded for a Use of Force and to approve the arrest. The male was booked at the Glenn Dyer Jail.
A victim reported the theft of their silver colored Schwinn men’s vintage bicycle, valued at $200.00, while it was chain/rope locked to the station’s bicycle racks between 0700 hours on 8/16/16 and 0700 hours on 8/19/16. An officer responded and completed a theft report.