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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Coronerâ€™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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.