233 total incidents logged at Balboa Park

Brandishing Knife

Balboa Park - 1409-4810

A patron on the Richmond bound train reported via Elerts that there was a suspect on the train who was brandishing a switchblade knife. The reporting party did not respond to requests for further information. Responding BART and San Francisco PD officers searched the train and located the reporting party and suspect. The investigation determined that the suspect had a small pocket knife in his possession, rather than a switchblade, and that no crime had been committed. The suspect was identified and released. The Richmond train was delayed about 13 minutes as a result of this incident.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Quality of Life Weapon Weapon Involved Train Delay 

 Fare Evasion/Warrant Arrest

Balboa Park - 1409-3306

An officer at the station observed a male fare evade by pushing through the emergency gate. The male was detained and a records/warrant check revealed the male had a $5K warrant for domestic battery held by Merced County. The male was cited for the fare evasion and was placed under arrest on the warrant. The male was booked at the San Francisco County Jail.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Warrant Arrest 

 Grand Theft/Conspiracy/Battery on Officer/Resisting Arrest (Prohibition Order)

Balboa Park - 1407-4536

A female victim reported that her iPhone 4 was snatched from her hand by a male suspect while she was on the platform. The suspect was described as a black male in his teens, wearing a red baseball cap with the tag hanging off of it. The suspect was with a mixed race teen wearing sneakers with green on the backs. Both suspects fled toward Ocean Avenue. Officers responded to search the area and an officer located two possible suspects at Mission & Geneva Avenues. Both suspects were detained and the officer saw one of the suspects discard a phone in a nearby trash can. The victim and a witness positively identified both suspects as the persons who stole her phone. Both suspects were arrested and the victim's phone was recovered from the trash can. The on-call detective responded to Powell Street Station to interview the suspects. While being transported to Powell Street, one of the suspects became resistive and spat on a sergeant. The suspect was subdued after a brief struggle. Both suspects were booked at the San Francisco County Jail for grand theft, conspiracy, possession of stolen property, resisting arrest and battery on an officer.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Grand Theft/Pickpocket Prohibition Order Issued Resisting Arrest Crimes Against BART Employees Assault/Battery Theft From Person 

 Fare Evasion/ Warrant Arrest

Balboa Park - 1406-2202

An officer detained a subject for fare evasion. A subsequent warrant check revealed two outstanding Felony no bail warrants out of the Oakland Police Department for violating his post release community supervision program. The subject was arrested for the warrants and issued a citation for fare evasion. The sergeant responded to approve the arrest and debrief the subject. The subject was booked into the county jail for the warrants.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Warrant Arrest 

 Bicycle Theft

Balboa Park - 1406-1803

A victim reported his $200.00 gray 26 inch 21 speed men’s bicycle (unknown make and model) was stolen while it was cable locked at the bike racks between 1210-1300 hours.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Bicycle Theft 

 Sexual Battery (Prohibition Order Issued)

Balboa Park - 1406-1717

Officers responded to a report of a man who was groping the buttocks of a female while on a train. Upon arrival, a man matching the description was detained and positively identified by a victim as the person who had grabbed her buttocks while they were sitting on the train. The male was placed under arrest for sexual battery and was issued a 30 day BART prohibition order. A sergeant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Prohibition Order Issued Assault/Battery Sex Crime 

 Sexual Battery (Prohibition Order)

Balboa Park - 1406-1523

A female victim reported that she was the victim of a sexual battery while on the Daly City train approaching Balboa Park Station. A male suspect sat next to the victim on the train and touched her thigh, arm and chest inappropriately while making sexual comments. The victim and suspect both got off the train and the victim reported the incident to the station agent. The suspect description was provided to San Francisco PD and they were able to detain the suspect at the station before BART officers could arrive. BART officers took over the investigation and the victim made a positive identification of the detainee as the person who battered her. She made a citizen's arrest of the man and he was arrested for sexual battery. The man was issued a prohibition order before being booked at the San Francisco County Jail.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Prohibition Order Issued Assault/Battery Sex Crime 

 Petty Theft (Bicycle)

Balboa Park - 1406-1158

A victim reported the theft of their $250 unknown name brand 18-speed green mountain bike while it was cable locked to the bike racks, between 1000-1730 hours. An officer took the report.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Bicycle Theft 

 Bicycle Theft

Balboa Park - 1405-3288

A victim reported his $300 yellow and black GMC 21 speed road bicycle was stolen while it was cable locked at the bike racks between 1400 hours on 5/18/14 to 1930 hours on 5/19/14.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Bicycle Theft 

 Petty Theft (Bicycle)

Balboa Park - 1405-2240

A victim reported the theft of his black and white Diamondback 10-speed bicycle from the bike racks. The bike was secured with a chain lock at 0750 hours on 5/10 and when the victim returned at 0700 hours on 5/14, the bike and lock were gone.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Bicycle Theft 

 Petty Theft (Bicycle)

Balboa Park - 1405-1905

A victim reported the theft of their black, unknown brand 26-speed bike from the bike racks. The bike was secured with a cable lock a 0820 hours and when the victim returned at 1051 hours, the bike and lock were gone.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Bicycle Theft 

 Fare Evasion/Warrant Arrest

Balboa Park - 1404-1698

An officer watched a female as she fare evaded thru the fare gates without processing a ticket to exit the Balboa Park Station. A records/warrant revealed the female had a $10K warrant for driving on a suspended license issued by San Mateo County SO. The female was cited for the fare evasion and was booked on the warrant at the San Francisco county jail. A sergeant approved the arrest.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Warrant Arrest 

Disturbance/Resisting Arrest

Balboa Park - 1403-4193

An officer attempted to contact a subject who was reportedly causing a disturbance while aboard a train. The subject, however, refused to comply with the officer’s orders and walked away from the officer. As the officer continued in his attempt to detain him, the subject took a fighting stance against the officer. The officer then subdued the subject by using a take-down technique and placed him under arrest for resisting arrest. A sergeant responded to approve the arrest, debrief the subject and perform the use of force. Subsequently, the subject was the booked into the county jail for resisting arrest.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Resisting Arrest 

 Battery (Prohibition Orders Issued)

Balboa Park - 1403-2066

An officer responded to a report of three females fighting on a train. Upon detention and investigation, it was discovered that two of the females battered the third after a verbal altercation. The victim positively identified the two females and placed them under citizen’s arrest for battery. There were no injuries and medical assistance was not required. A sergeant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest, and the suspects were issued 30 day BART prohibition orders. San Francisco Juvenile refused to admit the suspects on the misdemeanor charges, and the suspects were cited and released to their parents.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Prohibition Order Issued Assault/Battery 

Coroners Case/Train Delay

Balboa Park - 1403-1682

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.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General 

 Fare Evasion/Warrant Arrest

Balboa Park - 1403-1224

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.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Warrant Arrest General Quality of Life 

 Grand Theft (Cell phone)

Balboa Park - 1402-1845

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.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Grand Theft/Pickpocket 

 Auto Theft

Balboa Park - 1401-1309

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.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Auto Theft/Burglary 

Criminal Threats/Battery on a Station Agent

Balboa Park - 1401-0555

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.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General 

 Warrant service

Balboa Park - 1501-0493

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.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Warrant Arrest General 

 Petty Theft (Bicycle)

Balboa Park - 1311-3229

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. 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Bicycle Theft 

 Brandishing a Weapon (Knife)

Balboa Park - 1310-3995

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.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Weapon Involved 

Vandalism/Graffiti

Balboa Park - 1310-3226

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. 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Vandalism 

 Bike Theft

Balboa Park - 1310-1959

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. 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Bicycle Theft 

 Theft

Balboa Park - 1310-0642

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.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Grand Theft/Pickpocket