BART Police Dispatch recieved information that a person was under a train at the Balboa Park Station. An officer responded and determined a person was under the train. A sergeant, officers and crime scene technicions responded to the scene. Fire arrived, moved the train and declared the person deceased. The coroner arrived and took posession of the body. BART Police completed their investigation and the trackway was released. Service was restored to the East Bay. Platform #2 at Balboa Park was out of service for approximately 90 minutes.
An officer detained a male suspect for fare evasion. 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 arrested and booked at the San Francisco County Jail for his warrant. He was cited for fare evasion.
A victim reported the theft of her white Galaxy note 3 while aboard train car # 1680, at the Balboa Park Station. The suspect grabbed the victim's phone as the door opened to the train car and fled to a waiting train on the other side of the platform. The train left the station with the suspect on-board. The suspect was described as a White male, 20-25 years old, baseball cap, and khaki jeans. The victim estimated her loss at $769.00. An officer requested station video.
A station agent reported the theft of his 1998 Acura Integra (4AVA248) from Balboa Park. The station agent parked his vehicle on the access road at 1020 hours and returned at 1300 hours, to discover his vehicle was gone. No evidence was left at the scene and station video has been requested. Victim estimated his loss at $4,500. An officer completed a theft report.
A station agent reported that he witnessed a subject fare evaded to enter the paid area. The station agent went down to the platform level and told the suspect he needed to purchase a BART ticket. The suspect initially agreed and began to walk back to the booth with the station agent. At one point the suspect pushed the station agent with his shoulder and threatened him with bodily harm. The suspect exited the station and was last seen walking north bound on San Jose Ave. An officer responded but was unable to locate the suspect. The suspect was described as a Black male in his twenties, 5’10”, slim build, and wearing a black windbreaker. The OCC supervisor was notified and station video will be requested.
Officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious subject looking at bicycles at the station. The officers contacted the subject in question who had a misdemeanor $10k warrant charging a theft violation issued from the Walnut Creek Police Department. The subject was arrested and booked into the SF County Jail for his warrant.
A victim reported the theft of his white and copper Schwinn mountain bike from the bike racks. The bike was secured with a cable lock at 0755 hours and when the victim returned at 1250 hours, the bike and lock were gone.
A station agent reported that a subject approached him wanting a free BART ride. When the station agent refused, a verbal altercation between the two ensued. The station agent locked himself and at one point the subject (described as a White male, 30-35 years old, 6’01”, medium build) wearing a white shirt with blue trim, green hooded sweatshirt) had pulled out a pocket knife and displayed it in a threatening manner. The subject additionally told the station agent that he was bi-polar before heading down to the platform. Officers and sergeants responded to the station and searched the trains and platform but were unable to locate the suspect. Apparently the suspect left his identification at the scene so an officer and a sergeant went the suspects listed address and spoke to the suspect’s mother. The mother advised that the suspect was not home and allowed the officers to conduct a cursory search of her residence. The suspect was not there. The station agent was not injured during the incident. OCC was notified.
Officers were conducting a security check of the Balboa Park Station when they heard an alarm sounding inside the station. Officers went inside to investigate and found the platform emergency exit door was open and the alarm was sounding. Officers found that someone had entered the station and spray painted graffiti on the walls and pillars on the platform. Vandals used black, white and silver spray paint. Officers took photos of the damage and canvassed the area for witnesses and investigative leads. Station video was requested. The exact time of occurrence and estimated damage value is unknown at this time. The OCC, EOC, and TSOC were notified.
A patron reported that their Jamis 18-speed road bike was stolen from the racks in the station on 10/11/13, between 0830-2230 hours. The victim secured the bike with two locks: a U-lock through the front wheel and a cable lock through the frame and rear wheel. The suspect cut the cable lock and stole the frame and rear wheel, leaving the front wheel behind.
A victim reported that someone took his messenger bag while he was on the platform talking on his cellular phone waiting for a San Francisco Airport bound train. The victim said he was distracted by the noise of an outbound train, and then noticed that his bag was missing. No suspect was seen in the immediate area. The bag contained a $3,000 Apple MacBook Pro, approximately five miscellaneous credit cards, and personal items totaling approximately $300.00. Video requested.
An officer responded to the station in order to meet with the female victim of a battery, which had reportedly occurred earlier in the day, at about 0945 hours. The victim reported that at the time she was aboard a San Francisco Airport - bound train when she saw the Black male suspect board the same train at the 16th Street Station and sit next to a teenage female. Suddenly, according to the victim, the suspect grabbed a book from the teenager’s hands, twice, and returned it each time. Concerned for the teenager’s safety, the victim told the teen to sit next to her. The suspect then became confrontational with the victim and attempted to reach for the teenager. The victim protected the teen, but the suspect pushed the victim. In self-defense, the victim pepper sprayed the suspect, but he escalated his attack by attempting to punch her. The victim, however, managed to block the suspect’s punch and pepper-sprayed him a second time. At this point, the suspect turned his aggression on a third passenger and they exchanged punches. Finally, the train arrived at the Balboa station where the victim, teenager and suspect off-boarded. The suspect did not display further aggression at this point. The victim further described the suspect as: appearing to be in his late 20’s – early 30’s; thin/muscular build; possible facial hair and a receding hair line; wearing saggy pants and no underwear; and appearing mentally unstable. The victim complained of soreness to her forearms, but refused medical attention. The investigating officer identified a potential incident train-car and requested video.
A female victim was setting on a bench, waiting for a train at the Balboa Station. She set her pink backpack next to her containing two laptops. She was distracted by a cell phone call and when she hung up, she discovered her backpack was gone. Laptop #1 was a Samsung "chrome book" laptop (no serial numbers) worth $250.00. Laptop #2 was a Sony "Vio" laptop (no serial numbers) worth $500.00. No evidence was left on scene. An officer responded to take the report and requested station video.
A victim reported someone took a $300.00 purple 17“ Asus laptop computer from her bag while she was sitting on the platform waiting for a Dublin bound train. The victim did not see anyone take the merchandise. Video requested.
A victim reported her $150.00 blue and orange Cannondale M400 men’s mountain bicycle was stolen while it was cable locked at the bike racks in the paid area of the station between 0015 hours on 9/15/13 to 0930 hours on 9/24/13.
A BART Elevator/Escalator Repair Technicion reported that he left his tool bag behind an escalator maintenance barrier on 8/30/13 at 1000 hours. He returned at on 8/30/13 at 1415 hours to discover that the bag and tools had been stolen. The bag contained two Dewalt drills, 5 Dewalt batteries, and miscellaneous tools. The value of the loss is about $1,200.00. Station surveillance video was requested by the reporting officer. There are no known suspects at this time.
A female patron was aboard a Daly City bound train arriving at the station when she was suddenly confronted by a Black male suspect, who was wearing a black colored scarf wrapped around the lower part of his face. The suspect, without saying a word, pointed a black colored semi-automatic handgun at the victim and grabbed the victim’s (black colored) iPhone from her hands. He then stepped off the train, while the victim remained on the train. The train then continued onto Daly City station, where the victim reported the robbery to police. An area search for the suspect was performed, but the suspect was not located. An officer investigated the case and requested train and station video. The victim was not injured. The suspect is described as: tall, wearing a blue jean shirt, dark colored pants, and a dark baseball style cap; this description was also relayed to San Francisco Police.
A victim made a telephone report that someone took his $750.00 14 inch, Dell 142 Inspiron laptop while he was asleep on a Daly City bound train between the Richmond and Balboa Park stations. The victim stated the laptop was lying next to him when he fell asleep, and was missing when he woke up. There is no suspect information.
Patrons reported a female creating a disturbance on the platform. The female suspect then began punching a female who was waiting for a train. Officers from SFPD and BART arrived and had to use minimal force to take the suspect into custody. The victim, who was apparently known to the suspect, suffered a scratch to her neck, an abrasion to her knee and a bite mark on her finger as a result of the attack. The victim placed the suspect under citizen's arrest for battery. The suspect had already been issued a prohibition order from a previous case, so she was cited for violation of that order and issued a new one. She was then booked into the San Francisco County Jail for battery and resisting arrest.
A station agent reported that there was a subject inside the station harassing patrons. An officer detained the subject and found he had an active court order prohibiting him from all stations. The subject was arrested and booked into the San Francisco County Jail for violating the court order.
A female victim reported that while walking on the concourse level of the station, two minor suspects suddenly walked alongside of her and began physically leaning into her from opposite sides. Believing the minors were preparing to take her cell phone, which she was carrying in her right hand, she hid the phone in her clothing. A brief moment later the male suspect slapped her right hand and the victim yelled for help. The suspects then fled from the station and, as they did so, joined two adult male subjects who appeared to be waiting nearby; the victim could not provide descriptions of the adults. The victim described the suspects as Black and 9-10 years of age. She further described each suspect as follows: Suspect #1 – male, wearing a black jacket and jeans; Suspect #2 – female, wearing a yellow jacket and jeans. The victim complained of soreness to her right hand, but refused medical care at the scene. Responding officers performed an area search for the suspects, but were unable to locate them. The investigating officer requested video of the station.
A female patron reported that a male suspect (BM, 20-21 years, 5'8", thin build, wearing a grey striped hoodie and faded blue jeans) grabbed her iPhone from her hand as the train pulled into the station. The suspect fled from the train, but the victim stayed on the train. The victim was not injured. The phone had tracking, but showed offline. Video will be requested.