216 total incidents logged at Balboa Park

 Suspicious Person/Warrant Arrest

Balboa Park - 1208-3920

A patron reported to a station agent at 24th Street Station, that she saw the suspect with his hand on a patron's purse aboard a Daly City bound train.  The suspect, an AM, 30-40 yrs, blu sweatshirt, blu jeans, no socks and sneakers, made eye contact with the reporting party and started to pull out a hammer from his back pack.  The train was held at Balboa Park Station.  The suspect, who matched the description, was contacted by an officer at the agent's booth.  A records check of the suspect revealed a $75,000 warrant out of SFPD charging battery.  The suspect was placed under arrest for the warrant.   The suspect was debriefed by the sergeant and booked into SF Jail on the warrant.  No victim from the original call could be located. 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Warrant Arrest General 

 Bicycle Theft

Balboa Park - 1208-3696

A man reported that his silver-colored Specialized road bicycle had been stolen today between 1500-1755 hrs.  The cable lock with which the bicycle had been secured was also stolen, along with a bike helmet. 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Bicycle Theft 

 Bicycle Theft

Balboa Park - 1208-3249

A patron reported his $400.00 gray and black men’s 21 speed Rockhopper bicycle with red duct tape on the handle bars was stolen while it was parked and cable locked at the station between 0900-2359 hours.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Bicycle Theft 

 Fare Evasion / Warrant arrest

Balboa Park - 1208-2296

An officer detained a subject for fare evasion.  A records/warrant check of the subject revealed a 10,000 warrant for possession of burglary tools issued by SFPD.  Daly City PD held a 2,500 warrant for theft.  A sergeant debriefed the subject and gained information of BART related crimes.  Subject was cited on the fare evasion and booked into jail on the warrants. 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General 

 Petty Theft

Balboa Park - 1207-3614

A victim reported the theft of a black camera bag from the Balboa Park station.  The victim entered the station around 0800 hours and set the bag next to them as they waited for the train.  Victim was facing away from the bag and the bag was taken during the 15-20 minute wait for the train.  No suspect description available.  Officer investigating case.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General 

 Theft/Conspiracy

Balboa Park - 1207-2689

A suspect snatched an iPhone from the hand of a victim while on a Millbrae bound train at the Balboa Park Station platform.  Witnesses gave chase to the suspect and another male who was with the first suspect.  One witness was pepper sprayed by a suspect. Both suspects were taken into custody and identified by various witnesses and the victims. The pepper spray victim refused medical attention. A Detective was called out. Suspect #1 confessed to the crime.  Additional charges for the second suspect are being sought for the pepper spray.  Both suspects were booked into Juvenile Hall.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Grand Theft/Pickpocket 

 Robbery

Balboa Park - 1207-1258

A suspect rubbed an unknown substance in the eyes of a victim causing irritation and temporary blindness while on an Airport bound train.  The suspect along with five others took the victims Ipad and ran off the train.  The victim refused medical attention. 1207-1258, L13 A suspect rubbed an unknown substance in the eyes of a victim causing irritation and temporary blindness while on an Airport bound train.  The suspect along with five others took the victims Ipad and ran off the train.  The victim refused medical attention.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Robbery 

 Theft

Balboa Park - 1206-3292

A patron lent his phone, a Bra Apple 3G, to a male subject.  The male, BM, 20-30 yrs, 5'09"-5'11" , slim build, short cropped hair, wearing a blk leather coat and dark jeans, kept the victim's phone and ran off with it.  The victim said the suspect had a large lower lip.  The value of the phone was $150. 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Petty Theft 

 Bicycle Theft

Balboa Park - 1206-0711

A man reported that his Red Shogun, 10 - speed  men’s bicycle had been stolen from the bike racks between 0750 hrs. and 1000 hrs.  The bicycle had been secured to the bike rack with a u lock. 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Bicycle Theft 

Suspicious Package

Balboa Park - 1205-0510

The San Francisco Police Department Bomb Squad responded to investigate a suspicious package that was located in the area of Geneva and San Jose Streets near the Balboa Park Station. The station entrances nearest the scene were closed and BART police and transportation personnel directed patrons away from the area during the incident, but the station remained open for service. The item was cleared at 18:09 and the station entrances were reopened. TSOC notified.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Outside Assist Homeland Security 

 Welfare Check / Warrant Arrest / Misappropriation Property

Balboa Park - 1204-1986

Officers responded to the station on a report of a male suspect who appeared intoxicated and was leaning against the ticket vendors.  After contacting the suspect, he told the officers he was off his medication and a little bit out of it.  Upon a records check, the suspect had an outstanding arrest warrant ($10K) for forgery and identity theft out of South San Francisco PD.  The suspect was arrested on the warrant and searched incident to arrest.  The suspect was in possession of credit cards which were not in his name and methamphetamine.  The suspect was arrested and booked on the warrant, as well as possession of the credit cards and narcotic possession.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Warrant Arrest Quality of Life Grand Theft/Pickpocket Narcotics 

 Selling Without a Permit/Warrant Arrest

Balboa Park - 1203-4079

A BART Officer contacted a suspect at Balboa Park Station after the station reported the suspect was selling BART tickets.  The Officer the adult woman suspect.  A routine check revealed a no-bail warrant for narcotics possession.  The suspect was taken into custody for the warrant and booked at San Francisco Hall of Justice.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Warrant Arrest 

Battery Arrest

Balboa Park - 1203-1378

Patrons reported a fight between two females on a southbound train leaving the 24th Street station.  Officers intercepted the train at the Balboa Park station and off-boarded the two involved suspects.  No witnesses came forwarded.  The suspects apparently got into a verbal altercation over one suspect allegedly “coughing” on the other.  The verbal altercation turned physical with both suspects battering one another.  The suspects were both issued battery citations based on mutual citizen’s arrests, and released.  Both parties refused any medical.   

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Assault/Battery 

Mental Illness

Balboa Park

An officer responded to the station for a report of a man who had cut his wrist with a razor blade and was putting the blade in and out of his mouth while on the platform. The man then walked out of the station and toward Geneva Avenue. The officer made contact with the man on Geneva Avenue.  The subject as very intoxicated with minor cuts to his wrists, and was transported to San Francisco General Hospital for psychiatric evaluation. 1203-0832 L12.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Auto Theft/Burglary 

 Robbery / Battery

Balboa Park - 1202-4113

BART Officers responded to Balboa Park Station concerning a victim of a theft on a Daly City bound train who was following the suspect (BMA, 6'4"  185  31yo).  San Francisco Police Officers detained the suspect on nearby Ocean Avenue.  The suspect resisted and battered two SFPD Officers.  The adult male victim reported that he was on the above train when he saw the suspect in a verbal altercation with another patron.  He said the suspect then unexpectedly walked up to the victim, yelled at him, and forcibly snatched an electronic book – Kindle from the victim’s hands.  The victim said he was too scared to follow the suspect on the train.  The suspect later walked back to the victim and threw the Kindle at the victim’s head.  The victim followed the suspect off the train when it stopped at Balboa Park.  A BART Police Detective responded and took a statement from the suspect who was subsequently booked at the San Francisco Jail for robbery, and battery on a patron and on peace officers.  A stay-away order will be sought for the suspect. 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Resisting Arrest Robbery Assault/Battery 

Domestic Battery / Psychiatric Detention

Balboa Park - 1202-3557

Officers responded to the station on a report an altercation between a male and female whom appeared to be together.  The couple also had their baby with them and the male was attempting to take possession of the baby.  The station System Service worker witnessed the male push the female on two occasions.  The couple left the station together and the officer’s contacted them near SF City College.  The station System Service responded and identified the male suspect and female victim.  The male suspect was arrested for domestic violence.  The male suspect claimed to have a week-old bullet wound to his stomach and was also feeling suicidal, as he stated he was off his medication.  Medical was summoned and they transported the suspect to SF General with an officer escort.  After being checked out medically for the wound, the suspect will be transported to the adjacent ward for psychiatric evaluation.  After being cleared on the psychiatric detention, the suspect is to be arrested and booked for domestic violence, and child endangerment. 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Psychiatric Evaluation Domestic Violence 

Willfully Disturbing Others

Balboa Park - 1202-1942

A man arrived at Balboa Park Station with a Clipper card that would not work to exit the station. The man became involved in a verbal altercation with the station agent over the situation and made a comment that the agent felt was threatening. The suspect was detained and all of the parties were interviewed by the officer and a lieutenant who responded to the call. The suspect was cited for a misdemeanor charge of willfully disturbing others and released.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Quality of Life Crimes Against BART Employees 

 Suspicious Person / Psychiatric Detention

Balboa Park - 1201-2197

Officers responded to a report from patrons on a train of a male subject acting like he was on the “verge of violence.”  Officers intercepted the train at the Balboa Park station and contact the male subject.  The subject told the officers he was going to jump in front of the train.  BART Central was contacted and all trains were held from moving at the station.  The officers were able to detain the subject without incident and move him the concourse level of the station.  The subject was detained for psychiatric evaluation and transported to SF General Hospital.  Train delay(s) were minimal as a result of this incident. 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Quality of Life Train Delay Psychiatric Evaluation 

Battery on a Transit Employee

Balboa Park - 1201-1506

The station agent called to report that a patron was threatening him.  The suspect had fare evaded into the station when the agent called for him to return to the booth.  The suspect became irate and threatened the agent with physical harm.  The suspect then chest bumped the agent and got into his face while yelling at him.  While the suspect was yelling, some spit struck the agent in the face.  The suspect then fled and boarded a Fremont bound train.  Officers intercepted the train at the Civic Center Station, but were unable to locate the suspect.  The suspect was described as a black male in his 20s, 6'2", heavyset, wearing a checkered shirt and blue jeans.  The agent was not injured during the incident.  A request to retrieve video was made. 

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

 Copper Cable Theft

Balboa Park

A BART employee reported that two strands of 80 feet of copper cable had been stolen from milepost 13.9, which is located at Modoc and Cayuga Streets near the Balboa Park Station.  This was the site of a previous report of a hole in the fence approximately one month earlier and the theft may have occurred at that time.  The employee commented the last inspection of the area may have been up to six months ago, and officers noted the copper incisions and bolts were rusty and weathered. There was no damage or signs of entry into the area. 1112-3796 L12.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Auto Theft/Burglary Crimes Against BART Employees 

 Grand Theft

Balboa Park - 1112-3692

A passing train operator reported a hole in the fence near milepost 14.7 on the M-1 track.  A District electrician investigated and reported approximately 240 feet of copper cable had been stolen from the area.  Detectives were notified and the investigation is ongoing. 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Grand Theft/Pickpocket 

Train Delay

Balboa Park

Trains were held for 15 minutes as officers searched for a person who ran into the station after taking an iPod from a person while on a Muni bus. The search for the suspect proved negative. 1111-0903 L12.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Outside Assist Train Delay 

Battery

Balboa Park - 1110-3143

A BART Officer and SFPD Officers responded to the station regarding a fight involving multiple subjects.  Further investigation revealed the battery occurred between two subjects who know each other with the primary aggressor having left the station.  The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 25 years old, all black clothing, 5’10”, 195 lbs.  The victim refused to pursue a criminal complaint.  He suffered a bloody nose, was treated at the scene by Fire/paramedics and released.  As a result of SFPD’s area search outside the station, they arrested a suspect for resisting arrest/drunk in public and took the case. 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General 

Psychiatric Evaluation

Balboa Park - 1110-1443

An adult male was transported for a psychiatric evaluation after he was seen leaving his bags on the platform at the station and boarding a train.  The male had approached an off duty officer and was talking about religion before he left his bags on the platform and left the area on a south bound train.  The officer recontacted the individual at the San Bruno Station and waited for on duty personnel to arrive.  The bags were retrieved by the station agent and found to contain nothing suspicious.  Officers determined that the male was unable to care for himself and placed him on a psychiatric hold.  Trains on the line were checked for any other materials he may have left and some of his papers and ID were recovered on one of those trains.  The train searches resulted in a 5-7 minute delay.  TSOC was notified. 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Psychiatric Evaluation 

Battery on a Station Agent

Balboa Park - 1109-1949

A subject was observed exiting the paid area (emergency gate) of the station by the station agent.  The station agent  contacted the subject who hit him in the jaw with a closed fist.  The suspect fled the station on Geneva Ave., toward City College of San Francisco.  BART officers identified the suspect ,but the agent refused to make a complaint. 

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