774 total incidents logged at Lake Merritt

Psychological Evaluation

Lake Merritt - 0809-2627

An adult male was held for psychiatric evaluation after he reportedly caused a disturbance and physically assaulted passengers on a train holding at the station. No injuries were sustained by any of the passengers involved.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Assault/Battery Psychiatric Evaluation 

Psychological Evaluation

Lake Merritt - 0809-2289

An adult male was taken off a Daly City train after the subject reportedly made comments about being suicidal. The subject was held for psychiatric evaluation at a local hospital.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Psychiatric Evaluation 

Purse Snatch

Lake Merritt - 0809-0758

A group of approximately five male juvenile suspects grabbed a purse from an adult female at the Lake Merritt Station and fled on foot with the loss. One juvenile was detained nearby, but the victim was unable to determine if the juvenile had been involved in the theft. The purse was not recovered.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Grand Theft/Pickpocket 

Purse Snatch

Lake Merritt - 0809-0739

Two female adults were the victims of purse snatches committed by the same adult male. The suspect fled on foot towards Laney College and was not located. The loss was two purses which were recovered nearby.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Grand Theft/Pickpocket 

 Public Intoxication

Lake Merritt - 0808-3696

Officers responded to a report of an intoxicated suspect at the Lake Merritt Station. An adult female was detained and it was later determined that the suspect was wanted for a Battery in Oakland PD's jurisdiction. Oakland PD responded and took custody of the suspect.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Quality of Life 

 Warrant Arrest

Lake Merritt - 0808-1746

An adult male contacted for reportedly being drunk in public was arrested on a $25,000 failure to appear warrant charging interfering with the operation of a railroad out of San Bernadino County.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Warrant Arrest General 

 Outside Agency Assist

Lake Merritt - 0808-1559

Officers searched the area of Lake Merritt station for an adult male in his late 50's who reportedly robbed a woman of her purse in the area of Jackson Park, one block from the station. A witness reported the crime to the station agent. Responding officers were unable to locate the suspect. No weapons involved.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Robbery Outside Assist 

 Battery / Warrant Arrest

Lake Merritt - 0808-0921

Officers responded to the Lake Merritt Station to investigate a report of an adult male who had just battered an adult female on board a train at the station. Officers located the suspect and discovered that he was also wanted on a $100,000 felony warrant. The suspect was arrested for the warrant and the battery and booked into jail.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Assault/Battery 

Injured Patron

Lake Merritt - 0806-2769

A patron operating a wheelchair on the platform had a malfunction that resulted in the patron and the wheelchair falling into the track way. Emergency crews responded and extracted the patron from the track way. The patron was transported to the hospital for treatment.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Medical Assistance 

 Attempted Theft/Possession of Burglar Tools/Probation Violation

Lake Merritt - 0806-0491

A citizen/witness reported an adult male attempting to use bolt cutters to steal a bicycle at the station's bike racks at the intersection of 8th and Oak Streets. After a brief foot chase the suspect was taken into custody, arrested, and booked on the above charges.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General 

 Robbery

Lake Merritt - 0805-3330

Two male juveniles were in a stairwell leading from the concourse level to the street when they were confronted by a group of four males in their late teens. One of the subjects threatened the victims with bodily harm while he rifled through their pockets. Taken were a wallet containing $150,an iPOD, and a cell phone. The suspects then fled on a Fremont-bound train that was intercepted at Fruitvale Station. All suspects were apprehended and the wallet and cell phone recovered on the train, which was held for 29 minutes due to an extensive search for the stolen property. One suspect was identified as the sole perpetrator while the others looked on. The $150 and the iPOD were recovered in the shoes of the primary suspect as he was being booked into county jail.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Robbery 

Battery

Lake Merritt - 0805-1028

An argument between two homeless adult males led to one striking the other in lot "A" of the station near the elevator. The assailant was arrested and booked without incident.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Assault/Battery 

Resist Arrest

Lake Merritt - 0803-0959

A sergeant was aboard a Richmond bound train, when he heard loud music emanating from a males' cell phone. At the sergeant's request, the male turned down the volume, but moments later turned the volume back up. The suspect slowly complied with the sergeant's request to step off the train, but appeared to intentionally bump his shoulder into an officer. The violently resistive suspect had to be wrestled to the ground, taken into custody, and booked.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Resisting Arrest 

 Warrant Arrest

Lake Merritt - 0803-0133

An officer detained an adult male fare evasion suspect, then arrested and booked the suspect for a 'no bail' California Department of Corrections warrant.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Warrant Arrest General 

Psychiatric Evaluation

Lake Merritt - 0802-2954

Patrons reported a "homeless" type subject setting up camp and ranting and raving on the platform level of the station. The subject turned violent when contacted by responding officers and had to be physically subdued. Officers determined that the subject was in need of a psychiatric evaluation after he was unable to control his temperment, continually yelling threats and obscenities.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Psychiatric Evaluation 

 Armed Robbery

Lake Merritt - 0801-2871

A 14-year-old boy reported that he was robbed yesterday morning, at approximately 0900 hrs., in the 8th & Oak Sts.-west stairwell. The suspect was a 17-year-old boy, armed with a pistol, who took the victim's cell phone and i-pod.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Robbery Weapon 

 Tresspass / Public Intoxication

Lake Merritt

A Police Lieutenant found two men loitering between parked vehicles in a parking lot on 7th Street in Oakland used for the storage of BART District vehicles. Both men were uncooperative and one had to be subdued with pepper spray. There was no evidence of damage to District property and both men were arrested for public intoxication. 0801-0236. L11.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Quality of Life 

Unattended Death

Lake Merritt

A citizen reported an unresponsive male subject lying on a bench in the plaza of the Lake Merritt BART Station. He was described as being approximately 50-60 years old. Oakland Fire and American Medical Response (AMR) responded and determined that the subject was deceased. Alameda County Coroner’s Office arrived and removed the body. There was no evidence to suggest that the incident was anything other than an unattended death. 0712-1578. C7

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Unattended Death 

 Arrest of Grand Theft Suspect

Lake Merritt - 0712-2197

An alert officer on train patrol spotted a subject matching a photo on a wanted bulletin released earlier this week of a suspect who was caught on film stealing a hand-held video game from a passenger on board a train. The subject was arrested without incident after detectives confirmed he was a match.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Grand Theft/Pickpocket 

 Robbery

Lake Merritt - 0712-1139

An adult male suspect accosted a male juvenile on the station platform, punched the victim's face and took the victim's cell phone. The suspect ran from the station while being chased by the victim's friends. The suspect escaped, but dropped the phone which was returned to the victim. Officers were unable to find the suspect.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Robbery 

Interfere with Railroad Operation

Lake Merritt - 0711-2852

Revenue service was interrupted for approximately twenty minutes as officers searched for a man who reportedly went into the tunnel on the Fremont track side. Searching officers were unable to locate the subject. There were no further reports or sightings.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General 

Psychiatric Detention

Lake Merritt - 0709-3142

As many as five adult males were reportedly involved in a physical altercation in parking lot "A". Responding officers found two at the scene, one of whom was under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, highly belligerent, and quite verbal. An attempt to control the subject was met with physical resistance. After threatening to kill himself, the subject was held for psychiatric evaluation.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Psychiatric Evaluation 

 Robbery

Lake Merritt - 0709-3014

An adult male was counting his money while seated next to the street level stairwell/elevator entrance at 8th and Oak St. when a subject, described as a male in his 30's to 40's, 6'2" in height, weighing 210 lbs., and wearing a black "Raiders" hat, came along and shoved the victim into the bushes. The suspect snatched the money and rode away on a red bicycle. Loss was $200.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Robbery 

Attempted Suicide

Lake Merritt - 0709-1791

A 56-year-old woman attempted suicide by getting on the trackway and hugging what she mistakenly believed was the third rail. She was transported to the John George Psychiatric Pavilion for evaluation.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Psychiatric Evaluation 

 Auto Tampering/Resisting Arrest

Lake Merritt - 0709-1354

An adult male reportedly tampering with automobile door handles in the parking lot resisted arrest upon contact. After he was physically subdued, the suspect was booked for resisting arrest.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Resisting Arrest