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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Officers were dispatched to the station after the station agent called to report a stabbing near the fare gates. The victim was with the agent and the suspect had fled the station on foot. Officers arrived and began the investigation. The victim, an adult male, was transported to a local hospital for treatment of a stab wound to his neck. Detectives and an ID Tech responded to the scene. Officers were able to locate witnesses at the scene who were able to provide a detailed description of the suspect. The description was shared with the San Francisco Police Department. At 0751 hours, an SFPD officer detained a possible suspect in the area of San Jose Ave/Mission Street. The witnesses positively identified the suspect as the responsible party. The suspect was then transported to the hospital, where the victim also identified him as the attacker. The suspect was then transported to the Powell Street substation, where he was interviewed by detectives. The suspect confessed to the crime and was found to have two knives on his person. He was subsequently booked at the San Francisco County Jail for attempted murder. The victim is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. The attack appears to be unprovoked.
A patron attempted to enter the station with an invalid ticket. The station agent told the patron the ticket was no good. The patron bought another ticket and entered the station. The patron then asked for his original ticket back from the agent, but the agent would not give it back to him. The patron eventually spit on the agent and entered the system, riding the train to the next station: Glen Park. An officer conducted an area such for the suspect, but was unable to locate him. The suspect is described as follows: WM, scraggly blonde beard, 5-07, 160, hat and brown fatigues.
A sergeant responded to the station on a report of a male subject on the platform with his pants down and genitals exposed. The suspect entered a train and proceeded to walk thought the consist, purposely wiggling his genitalia. The sergeant contacted the subject on the train and detained him. The victim/witness placed the suspect under arrest for indecent exposure. The suspect was booked at SF city jail.
Officers responded to the report of a domestic dispute in the passenger pick-up zone of the station between a male and a female. Apparently, the male was trying to exit the female’s vehicle with his belongings, but she refused to let him take them. While attempting to remove his property from the vehicle, the female kicked the male in the head several times. The male refused medical attention. The female was arrested for domestic violence and is to be booked at SF City jail.
8/10/11 - 0722 Hours A train operator reported a subject in the lead car “nodding off” with a needle sticking out of his leg. An officer checked the train and off-boarded the subject. A warrant check on the subject revealed $60,000.00 in warrants for burglary and theft out of San Francisco County. The warrants were confirmed and the subject was transported to a Medical Center to remove the needle and be cleared for booking. The subject was transported to San Mateo County Jail for the warrants and possession of drug paraphernalia.
6/24/11 - 2207 The Station agent at Balboa Park Station reported that there was a 35 year old Asian Male harassing a 27 year old Asian female at the station. The female had a one year old baby with her and asked the station agent to call the police. A BART Officer was at the station and heard the subjects yelling at each other. The female was trying to get away from the male and the male was refusing to comply with the officer who was attempting to detain him. The male suspect turned quickly and aggressively toward the officer and the officer held him at Taser point until the suspect complied. A subsequent check revealed that the male suspect had a Domestic Violence Stay Away Order and the protected person was the female that he was harassing at the station. He was arrested for violation of that order. Once detained in the police office the suspect became agitated once again and started banging his own head into the wall and had to be physically controlled by officers at the scene to prevent him from hurting himself. A medical unit was summoned to the scene to check on the suspect and he was cleared for booking. A BART Sergeant tried to interview the subject but the suspect refused. The video hotline was notified.
A warrant confirmation check on a female subject at the station revealed three outstanding felony narcotic-related arrest warrants out of San Francisco. The female was arrested for the warrants and booked at the San Francisco Jail. 1106-2022 L12.
A female victim reported to Police Dispatch that their iPod Touch device was stolen two-hours earlier while at the station. An offficer was finally able to make contact with the victim in the late afternoon and learned the theft occurred in the bus zone area on the south side of Geneva Ave. The victim state two black male juveniles approached her and one of them snatched her iPod. The suspects ran to San Jose Ave, then south on San Jose Ave. The suspect who grabbed the iPod was wearing a dark BB cap, and red & white jacket. The other suspect was wearing a dark BB cap and a dark jacket. The victim stated she cannot identify the suspects.