Case #1: A victim reported his 2010 Mercedes R350 was burglarized while parked at the Ashby Station (stall #476) between 0800-1740 hours. Case #2: A victim reported his 1992 Toyota Corolla was burglarized while parked at the Ashby Station (stall #442) between 0815-1800 hours.
A female victim reported that 20 minutes earlier, while walking through the north west portion of the station near Adeline and Ashby Avenue, a 17-20 year old Black male suspect approached her from behind and grabbed her gold-colored iPhone. The victim momentarily struggled with the suspect, but he managed to fully gain control of the phone before fleeing. The victim chased after the suspect for approximately 2-3 blocks, but lost sight of him and then walked to her friend’s nearby residence to report the robbery to police. The investigating officer was unable to track the phone. The victim, who was not injured during the robbery, further described the suspect as approximately 6’ tall, medium build and wearing a purple shirt.
Officers responded to conduct a welfare check on an adult male and discovered that he had two no bail warrants for robbery and possession of drug paraphernalia, A $10,000 warrant for battery and he is a sex offender out of compliance with his registration requirements. The male was booked into the Berkeley City Jail for the warrants and compliance violation.
Officers responded to the Ashby Station for a report of a female creating a disturbance at the station. When interviewing the victim, it was determined no crime had been committed. After the female was released, she approached the victim and made threats of great bodily injury. The officers returned to the station and located the suspect a 2nd time. The victim placed the suspect under citizen's arrest for criminal threats. The suspect was booked into the Santa Rita Jail and was issued a prohibition order. A sergeant responded to approve the arrest.
A victim reported their black 2004 Toyota Tacoma 4 door was broken into and someone attempted to steal while parked in stall #504 of the Ashby Station, between 0820-1800 hours. The suspect used a tool to remove the driver's door lock and broke a tool off in the ignition, attempting to start the vehicle. An officer processed the vehicle for prints but did not locate any useable prints.
BART and Berkeley officers responded to the Ashby Station for a report of a male and a female in a physical struggle. The physical struggle escalated and the female brandished a pair of scissors. The male brandished a knife and stabbed the female in the head, causing a scalp laceration. A review of captured video footage showed the male appeared to have acted in self-defense. Both parties were identified and the case will be submitted to the Alameda County District Attorney's Office. An ID tech and on-call detective responded for the case.
Officers responded to the station regarding the report of a male suspect having thrown a beer bottle at a male victim, which caused an injury to the victim’s face. BART and Berkeley Police Officers unsuccessfully searched for the suspect, while the victim was treated by paramedics for what was determined to be a minor lip injury; he also refused further medical attention. Approximately 40 minutes later, Berkeley Police Officers were called to the corner of Russell and Grand Streets regarding a male suspect experiencing mental health issues (i.e., hearing voices, wishing to be killed by police); and determined he matched the description of the station’s assault suspect. BART Officers then transported the victim and a witness to the suspect’s location for in-field identification(s), and determined he was the assault suspect. However, due to his mental health issues, he was transported to the county’s mental health pavilion where was placed on a psychiatric hold, along with a police hold. Once the suspect is cleared by mental health care professionals, he will be booked into the county jail for assault with a deadly weapon.
Officers detained the suspect for a blocking free movement violation. A records check revealed that the suspect was on searchable probation. The officers conducted a probation search of the suspect and located suspected methamphetamine in his possession. Officers also located burglary tools in the suspect's backpack. The suspect was placed under arrest. The Department's narcotics task force officer was advised of the arrest and interviewed the suspect. The suspect was booked into the Santa Rita Jail for possession of a controlled substance, possession of burglary tools and a probation violation.
A victim reported the theft of their light blue/black Felt Breed single speed cycle cross bike from the Ashby Station. The victim locked the bike to the bike rack inside the paid area at 0730 hours, using a U-Lock. The victim returned at 1930 hours and discovered his bike and the lock was missing. Loss is estimated at $500. An officer completed a crime report.
A victim reported the theft of their Trek 21-speed bike from the bike racks. The bike was secured with a U-lock on 10/29 at 0500 hours and when the victim returned at 1800 hours on 10/30, the bike was gone, but the cut lock remained.
An officer detained a male suspect for creating a disturbance. Record checks showed that the man had an active prohibition order. The man was arrested for trespassing and after being medically cleared, was booked at Santa Rita Jail.
A male victim reported that while aboard a Richmond train, at the station, he accidentally dropped his silver colored Samsung Galaxy S6 cell phone on the floor. As he reached to retrieve it, however, a Black male suspect slapped the victim’s hand away, grabbed the phone and fled from the station. Officers responded and unsuccessfully searched for the suspect; they were also unable to track the phone. The victim sustained a minor abrasion to his left hand during the robbery, but declined medical attention. The suspect is further identified as follows: early 20’s; 5’7” tall; medium build & lite complexion; wearing a black hoodie and black pants. The primary officer requested train and station video.
An officer responded to the Ashby Station for a report of two fare evaders that exited the station. The officer contacted the two fare evaders outside the station. The male suspect stopped but the female attempted to walk away. An officer attempted to detain her but she struggled and force was used to place her into handcuffs. The agent placed both under citizen's arrest for fare evasion. A records check showed the female was on probation and had a court order prohibiting her from being on BART. The female was placed under arrest for fare evasion, violation of a court order and her probation was violated. A sergeant responded for the use of force investigation.
A victim reported the theft of their white Brooklyn brand men’s cruiser bike, valued at $530.00, while it was secured with a metal chain on the east side of the station; the theft took place on 10/7/15, between 0730 to 1800 hours. An officer made telephone contact with the victim and completed a report.
The station agent reported that a white male suspect made verbal threats to shoot her, but no weapon was seen. The male left the station but was located and detained by responding officers at Adeline & Ashby Avenues. The suspect was unarmed, but officers determined he was in need of emergency psychiatric care. The man was transported by ambulance to John George Pavilion.
A victim reported their white 1999 Toyota Corolla was broken into while parked in the northwest lot of the Ashby Station, between 0810-1830 hours. The rear passenger window was smashed and the stereo ($250) was removed. While officers were on scene, a second victim reported their gold 2004 Honda civic was broken into while parked at the station, between 0800-1830 hours. The passenger window was smashed but no loss was reported. Both victims declined to have their vehicles processed for fingerprints.
Officers responded to a report of a subject under the train at the Ashby Station. Medical and Fire personnel arrived and eventually located the subject; whom they later declared deceased. The Coroner’s Office was requested to respond and run throughs were being allowed on the opposite track way. BPD released the scene back to transportation at 1441 hours. The trains and station was fully released and opened at 1446 hours. The officers were able to locate at least two independent witnesses who stated that the subject intentionally jumped in front of the train as it entered the station. Initial investigation reveals that there is no evidence of foul play. Detectives and TSOC was notified.
A victim reported that they parked and locked their 2006 Toyota Solara in the parking lot today at 1200 hours. They returned 1430 hours to find their front passenger window smashed and bag with car keys and credit cards taken.
Multiple reports were received of a female suspect starting fights in the Ashby Flea Market. Officers responded and located the woman, who resisted being detained and ultimately had to be placed in a WRAP device, with the assistance of Berkeley PD officers. The woman assaulted officers and later hospital staff at Alta Bates Hospital. She was issued a prohibition order and was booked at Santa Rita Jail for battery on officers, resisting arrest and violation of probation.
A victim reported the theft of their tan 21-speed Schwinn Trailway hybrid bike from the bike racks. The bike was secured to the rack with two U-locks on 9/14 at 1815 hours and when the victim returned on 9/15 at 0750 hours, the bike and locks were gone.
While on patrol, an officer found a green 2015 Toyota Camry which had been burglarized, by way of a front passenger window smash, while parked in stall 423. The officer determined the vehicle’s interior had been ransacked, but was unable to determine if the victim had sustained any loss as a result of the burglary. The officer processed the vehicle for fingerprints. The officer was unable to locate a listed telephone number for the victim, but left his business card in the vehicle.
An officer discovered a vehicle in the lot with a smashed rear passenger window. It appeared as though the stereo had been removed. The officer tried to contact the owner and processed the vehicle for evidence before leaving a note asking the owner to contact us upon their return.