219 total incidents logged at Balboa Park

 Strong Arm Robbery

Balboa Park - 1307-1658

A female victim reported that she was inside the station listening to music on her headphones when a subject came from behind her, reached into her jacket pocket, and removed her Iphone 5 (unknown serial number).  The suspect also tried to take the victim’s wallet, but the victim was able to struggle to keep it in her possession. The suspect fled on foot out of the station towards Ocean Ave.  Officers  responded to the area but were unable to locate the suspect.  There was a language barrier between the victim (Cantonese) and the officer so a CSO assisted with the translation.  Officers tried to track the cell phone but discovered that it had already been turned off.  (Suspect description:  Black male, 20-25 years old, wearing a gray hoodie).  

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Robbery 

 Attempt Theft from Person

Balboa Park - 1307-1403

A female victim reported that a suspect tried (but failed) to snatch her cell phone from her hands as she waited for someone outside of the fare gates in the free area of the station.  The suspect was described as a Black male, late teens, and wearing all black clothing.  The suspect fled on foot out of the station on the walkway towards Geneva Ave.  Officers searched the area with negative results.  The victim was not injured.  

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Grand Theft/Pickpocket 

 Warrant Arrest/Prohibition Order Issued

Balboa Park - 1307-0943

A station agent reported a man who had assaulted him two weeks earlier was in the station. An officer responded and detained a suspect who was positively identified by the station agent. No injuries had occurred from the battery. A warrant check on the subject revealed two outstanding arrest warrants out of Los Angeles totaling $60,000 for resisting arrest. The suspect was cited for battery on the previous case, issued a 30 day BART prohibition order, and placed under arrest on the warrants. A sergeant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest and debrief the suspect.

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

 Petty Theft

Balboa Park - 1307-0843

A victim reported her $300.00 black iPhone 5 was stolen while on a Pittsburg/Baypoint bound train the station. The victim reported the crime when she arrived at the Rockridge Station in Oakland.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Petty Theft 

 Robbery (Cold Report)

Balboa Park - 1307-0629

A female victim reported that at around 1230 hours she was at the ticket machines when a suspect grabbed her Iphone 5 (estimated value $200, unknown serial number at this time) from behind and whispered to the her that he had a knife.  The suspect fled on foot with the victim’s Iphone towards Muni.  (Suspect description: Black male, 19-23 years old, short hair, wearing a white sweater and baggy blue jeans.)  The victim was not injured.  The investigating officer will be requesting station video.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Robbery 

 Robbery

Balboa Park - 1306-2383

A female patron reported that she was standing on the platform when a juvenile suspect (BF, 13-17 years, 5'2", 110 lbs, short hair, wearing a black sweatshirt) took her iPhone from her jacket pocket.  When the victim tried to hang onto the phone, a struggle ensued and a second suspect (BM, 13-17 years, 5'4", 110 lbs, wearing a black sweatshirt and black jeans) punched the victim in the nose.  The suspects were able to take possession of the phone and fled out of the station.  The victim stayed on the platform and called to make the report.  She had some redness to her nose, but declined medical attention.   The victim did not have tracking on her phone.  Officers were unable to locate the suspects, but the investigating officer will be requesting station video. 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Robbery 

 Bicycle Theft

Balboa Park - 1306-1626

A victim reported her $120.00 balck Magna Fixie 26 inch bicycle was stolen while it was cable locked at the station between 0750-1900 hours.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Bicycle Theft 

Domestic Violence

Balboa Park - 1306-1270

A female reported her boyfriend punched, her, pulled her hair, took her money, and physically threw her off a train while they were at the station. No medical attention was needed. The suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Assault/Battery Domestic Violence 

 Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Balboa Park - 1306-1111

Officers responded to a report of a man bleeding from the head.  According to a witness, the victim had gotten into a fight with two men who had objected to the way that the victim was treating his girlfriend.  The suspects hit the victim on the head with skateboards before fleeing from the station via the Geneva Ave. exit.  An unsuccessful area search was conducted for the suspects.  An ambulance was summoned and medical personnel treated the victim at the scene.  However, the victim declined to be transported to the hospital.  He left the station in a taxi cab, accompanied by his girlfriend.  (suspects’ descriptions: two W-Ms or O-Ms, 20’s, 5-8/5-10, long hair, wearing beanies, carrying skateboards) 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Assault/Battery 

Battery on a Station Agent

Balboa Park - 1306-0674

The station agent called to report that a male suspect (WM, beard, riding a bicycle which was towing a cart of strawberries) grabbed him and spat on him before fleeing the area.  The agent followed the suspect to San Francisco City College, but lost sight of him.  City College Police were notified and given the suspect description.  Officers searched for the suspect with negative results.  The agent was not injured. 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Crimes Against BART Employees Assault/Battery 

 Grand Theft/Person

Balboa Park - 1306-0231

While on board a SF Airport bound train, a female patron had her Lumina brand cell phone stolen from her pocket by a male suspect who then fled from the station via the Geneva Avenue exit.  The victim saw the male take the phone and followed him into the station.  The suspect was described as a black male, about 26 years old, wearing a multi-colored hat, a dark letterman-style jacket and blue jeans.  Responding officers were unable to locate the suspect in the area.  SFPD was provided with the description.  Station video was requested. 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Grand Theft/Pickpocket 

 Fare Evasion/ Warrant Arrest

Balboa Park

An officer contacted an adult male for fare evasion.  A records check revealed a Felony warrant for auto theft.  The male was debriefed by the zone sergeant regarding BART related crimes before being cited for fare evasion and booked into the San Francisco County Jail.  1305- 3037 L14

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Warrant Arrest 

 Grand Theft from a Person

Balboa Park - 1304-3889

A female witness reported that she saw a suspect (Asian male, 20's, hair in ponytail, blue shirt) remove an object from another woman's purse while they were on the platform.  She initially thought the suspect and victim knew each other, so she didn't say anything to the victim until she and the victim boarded a train together.  The suspect stayed on the platform.  Once on the train, the victim realized that her iPhone was missing from her purse.  They then off-boarded at another station and made the report.  Officers checked the Balboa Park Station, but the suspect was gone.  The phone had tracking, but was only showing "offline."  The investigating officer will request station video. 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Grand Theft/Pickpocket 

 Bike Theft

Balboa Park - 1304-2978

A patron rep0rted that their white Giant Cypress 27-speed bike was stolen from the station between 0700 hours on 4/15/13 and 2330 hours on 4/19/13.  The victim secured the bike to the racks with a cable lock.  When they returned, the bike was gone.  The victim valued the bike at $100. 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Bicycle Theft 

 Grand Theft/ Person

Balboa Park - 1304-1419

A patron reported their cell phone was snatched from their hand as they entered the south entrance of the Balboa Park station. The victim described the suspect as a Black male adult, 20-25 years old. An area check for the suspect by responding officers was negative. The phone did not have tracking capability. The loss was an iPhone 4 valued at $300.00.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Grand Theft/Pickpocket 

 Bike Theft

Balboa Park - 1304-1258

A patron reported by phone that their bike was stolen between 0830-1630 hours.  The patron locked her dark gray Citizen folding bicycle to the racks inside the station using a U-lock through her helmet and bike frame.  When she returned, the lock and helmet were still attached to the rack, but the bike was gone.  The victim was unsure how the thief managed to remove the bike without disturbing the other items. 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Bicycle Theft 

 Petty Theft (Bicycle)

Balboa Park - 1303-4254

A patron reported the theft of his unknown brand, single speed bicycle.  The bike was secured to the bike racks with a cable lock at 0830 hours and when the victim returned at 1320, the bike and lock were gone.  Station video will be requested by the investigating officer. 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Bicycle Theft 

 Theft From Person

Balboa Park - 1303-2242

A victim reported a man snatched a cell phone out of her hand while they were near the fare gates, and fled from the station. There were no injuries, and a search for the suspect proved negative.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Grand Theft/Pickpocket 

 Theft from Person

Balboa Park - 1303-0640

A woman reported that she was on a Millbrae train when a male suspect snatched her iPhone out of her hand and fled with it through the station.   (suspect description: W-M, 20’s, black hooded jacket, shorts) 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Grand Theft/Pickpocket 

 Strongarm Robbery

Balboa Park - 1302-2140

A female patron reported that an adult male suspect (BM, 20's, tall, thin, green windbreaker jacket) pushed her head as he grabbed her iPhone from her hand and fled the area on foot.  The suspect was not located by responding officers.  The victim was not injured.  The phone was not able to be tracked.  The investigating officer will request station video. 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Robbery 

 Robbery

Balboa Park - 1301-3529

A victim said she was robbed of $20.00 while on a train at the station. The victim said the suspect stood in front of her, took $20.00 from her wallet, and off boarded the train. There were no injuries. The victim did not report the crime until she arrived home after off boarding at the North Berkeley Station. Video hotline notified.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Robbery 

 Bike Theft

Balboa Park - 1301-1785

The victim reported the theft of his men's Novaro Express road bike, black and gray in color, with red stripes from the bike racks.  The victim secured his bike with a U-lock and cable today between the hours of 1300-1600.   The victim could not provide the serial number and valued the bike at $250. 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Auto Theft/Burglary 

 Warrant Arrest

Balboa Park - 1301-0981

While enroute to work, an off-duty officer observed a man drinking beer aboard a train.  Subsequently, after going on duty, the officer located the suspect on the train when it returned from the airport station.  The suspect admitted having been drinking and was found to be without a valid BART ticket.  The officer could not locate the beer that the suspect had been drinking.  The officer reprimanded the suspect for drinking in public, cited him for fare evasion, and arrested him on a $10,000 San Francisco misdemeanor warrant for petty theft with a prior conviction (and for several other misdemeanor and infraction warrants).  A sergeant approved the arrest.  The suspect was booked into San Francisco Jail. 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Warrant Arrest 

 Trespass/Warrant Arrest

Balboa Park - 1212-3867

A train operator reported a female had walked across the track way in front of his train to get to the other platform. Upon arrival, an officer detained the subject who was positively identified by the train operator. A warrant check revealed the suspect had an outstanding $10,000 arrest warrant out of Sonoma County for contempt of court. The train operator refused to place the suspect under citizen’s arrest for trespassing, and the suspect was placed under arrest for the warrant. TSOC notified. Trains were delayed for a few minutes.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Warrant Arrest General Train Delay Homeland Security 

 Theft

Balboa Park - 1212-1846

Victim reported that a male snatched her iPhone 3 from her hand and ran from the station while they were on a Millbrea bound train at the Balboa Park Station.  She chased the suspect who fled up stairs. Victim does not believe she can identify the suspect.  A search or the area was negative. The value of the phone was not reported.  1212-1846, L13 Victim reported that a male snatched her iPhone 3 from her hand and ran from the station while they were on a Millbrea bound train at the Balboa Park Station.  She chased the suspect who fled up stairs. Victim does not believe she can identify the suspect.  A search or the area was negative. The value of the phone was not reported. 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Petty Theft