At 1500 hours a peaceful protest regarding the recent OPD shooting started as planned at 58th Ave/Bancroft Ave. The protestors marched to the Fruitvale Station, arriving at the station at approximately 1700 hours. The station was closed for approximately one hour and ten minutes while the peaceful protest took place in the free area outside the fare gates. At about 1810 hours the protest concluded and the station was opened about 5 minutes later. There were no reported incidents related to the protest and no arrests made by our agency or OPD.
Officers were dispatched to a group home in Oakland to investigate the report of a sexual battery that occurred the prior day on a BART train between Fruitvale and Fremont. All of the involved parties were residents at the group home. The incident is under investigation.
A male victim was standing near the parking structure when an adult male suspect grabbed a gold chain from around his neck. The suspect also got a gold charm and wedding ring that were hanging from the chain. The suspect was able to flee the area on foot. Responding officers were not able to locate the suspect, who was described as a hispanic male in his early 20s, 5'9", 250 lbs, wearing a white t-shirt and black jeans.
A citizen witnessed two adult males breaking into a car parked in the BART parking lot and phoned the Oakland Police department to report the crime. Oakland PD detained the suspects and turned them over to BART PD. The suspects were arrested and booked for burglary.
An officer on train patrol observed an adult male suspect spitting on the train floor and creating a mess. The suspect was detained for the violation and the officer discovered that the suspect was also wanted on a no-bail warrant out of Berkeley PD. The suspect was arrested and booked.
A female suspect fired multiple shots at a 20-year-old male who was standing in the bus lanes. The victim was not injured. An uninvolved man at the bus stop, who may have been nicked by a fragment from a ricochet bullet, declined medical attention. The suspect fled in a vehicle from 34th Ave. and San Leandro St. in an unknown direction. (suspect: B-F, 17-20 yrs., 5-4, 155-160, short hair, blk hooded jkt, blu jeans; vehicle: red Grand Am)
Officers on patrol stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the bus zone and discovered that the car had been reported stolen out of Alameda on 8/23/10. Officers detained the four occupants without incident and arrested the driver for possession of stolen property and driving a stolen vehicle. The passengers were clear of wants and warrants and were released pending further investigation on the circumstances of the theft. Officers brought the victim to the scene and released the vehicle back to his family. The information on the occupants of the vehicle will be given to the Alameda Police Department to assist with their investigation on the original theft of the vehicle.
An adult male reported that he was robbed by three men in the parking lot at the Fruitvale station on 8/15/10, one week prior to the report. The victim reported that he had been standing near the taco truck which is parked on the edge of the parking lot at E12th Street and Fruitvale Avenue when a car drove up to him and three suspects demanded money. One suspect was reported to be armed with a firearm. The victim could only describe the suspects as Hispanic males and the victim could not identify the vehicle. The loss was a wallet containing cash.
A patron had her cell phone snatched from her possession by a black male juvenile in his mid-teens who was in the company of two other black male juveniles also in their mid-teens. The offense occurred in the bus zone where the victim was waiting for a bus. The suspects fled on foot towards 35th Ave. Responding officers were unable to locate the suspects after a search of the area.
A crowd of approximately 100 people gathered at the Fruitvale station to hold a spontaneous memorial. The crowd was peaceful but left several items on the platform that had to be cleaned up. The crowd left the area on bicycles.
Officers detained an adult male who was tampering with the lock on a bicycle. Officers were unable to establish whether the man was authorized to remove the bicycle, so he was identified and released pending further investigation.
Officers responded to the station on a report of multiple people fighting in the bus zone at the station. Officers detained six people who witnesses reported as being involved in the incident. All parties were released after it was determined that the disturbance was mutual and no parties wanted to press charges.
Officers on patrol of Fruitvale station observed an adult male acting erratically, possibly under the influence of drugs. Upon contacting the subject to ascertain his condition, it was determined that he had two warrants for his arrest including a no-bail theft warrant and a $100K theft-with-a-prior conviction warrant. The subject, who was also in possession of narcotics paraphernalia, was arrested and booked on all aforementioned violations.
An eighteen year old male was arrested and booked for robbery after he took an iTouch, money, and BART tickets from two victims at the station. The suspect told the victims he had a gun and would shoot them, although no weapon was recovered.
Officers responded to a report of a man on the trackway with trains being held out. The station agent and a patron attempted to talk the subject back onto the platform prior to the arrival of officers who eventually took him into custody without incident. The subject was transported to a local hospital for psychiatric evaluation.
Officers contacted an adult male on the platform who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and unable to care for his own or others safety. The suspect became uncooperative and combative yelling racial epithets and slurs and spitting at the officers. The suspect was arrested and booked for public intoxication, assault and resisting arrest.
BART Officers responded to an attempted robbery in the transit village at the Fruitvale BART Station. While responding a second attempted robbery occurred in the bus zone next to the parking structure. The suspects fled on an AC Transit bus. The bus was stopped several miles away and no suspects were located.
An adult female reported being abducted at gunpoint into a light blue mini-van by a Black male in his 20s wearing dreadlocks while sitting on a bench in the free area of the station. The victim was sexually assaulted while in the van, which was occupied by 3 males and a female. After driving around for a few hours, the victim was released in downtown Oakland where she then called for the police. The victim sustained minor external injuries, and was released from the hospital early the next morning. The investigation is on going. 1003-0767 L12.
A 25-year-old female was the victim of a strongarm robbery in the bus zone. The suspects were four males, 18-21 years old, who escaped on foot. The victim sustained bruises to her face, but declined medical treatment. An officer recovered the victim's purse while searching for the suspects. The loss is a camera, MP3 player, and cell phone.
An adult male was apprehended while in the process of attempting to saw a lock off of a secured bicycle. The subject, who is on active probation and was contacted for a similar offense with this agency in the past, was booked accordingly.
Multiple witnesses flagged down a Community Service Officer to report suspects stealing bicycles at the bike racks. Three suspects fled the area upon seeing the CSO. Responding officers detained one juvenile and one adult male suspect attempting to flee the scene. One stolen bike was recovered. The juvenile was issued a citation and released to a parent. The adult suspect was found to be in possession of a dangerous weapon and was booked at Glen Dyer Jail for the weapon and theft charges.