916 total incidents logged at Lake Merritt

 Auto Burglary

Lake Merritt - 1209-2266

A victim reported his black Chevrolet Avalanche was burglarized while it was parked and locked in Lot A between 1000-1230 hours. The front passenger side door lock was damaged and a $1200.00 Pioneer CD stereo system was taken from inside the vehicle. Per the owner’s request, the scene was not processed for evidence.

Arrest
Prohibition order
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General Auto Theft/Burglary 

 Grand Theft

Lake Merritt - 1209-2108

Three male suspects grabbed a purse from a female victim who was sitting next to the doors aboard a Daly City bound train after it arrived at Lake Merritt Station. The victim attempted to chase the suspects as they fled from the station, but the suspects were able to escape. The victim left on a train and made a phone report later. The victim told officers that she had been told by another passenger that the suspects had entered the BART system via the elevator at the Coliseum Station. The suspect who grabbed the purse was described as a black male, age 28-30, 6-00 tall, with an unknown color baseball cap, white t-shirt, light blue colored jeans, and old beat up air jordan red and white basketball shoes. The victim could not describe the other suspects.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Grand Theft/Pickpocket 

Bomb Threat

Lake Merritt - 1209-2075

The ISRC/BART police dispatch received two telephone calls from a caller who said that there was a bomb at "the station"/"the station where I am at" that would explode in 30 minutes.  The caller inferred that the station was in Oakland by asking the dispatcher supervisor, who took the call, where he was located.  However, the caller was no more specific about a location.  A sergeant and officers responded to search Lake Merritt station.  Nothing unusual was discovered.  The station was not closed and train service was not interrupted.  TSOC and NCRIC were notified.  

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Homeland Security 

 Narcotics Possession

Lake Merritt - 1209-0235

An officer detained a male suspect whom a train operator reported to have seen rolling a marijuana cigarette.  During a consent search of the suspect, the officer located three rocks of crack cocaine.  The suspect was also in possession of marijuana.  The suspect was cited for possession of marijuana, arrested for possession of cocaine, debriefed by a sergeant, and booked into Glenn Dyer Jail. 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Narcotics 

 Theft

Lake Merritt - 1208-4520

A patron reported, via phone, his purple Huffy mountain bicycle, valued at $120, was taken from the bicycle racks near 9th and Oak St. between 0600 and 1530 hours.  A cable lock was used to secure the bicycle.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Bicycle Theft 

 Theft

Lake Merritt - 1208-4517

A patron reported, via phone, his black Trak T-1 bicycle, valued at $900, was taken from the bicycle racks near 9th and Oak St. between 0628 and 1730 hours. A Kryptonite brand U-bolt lock was used to secure the bicycle.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Bicycle Theft 

 Theft

Lake Merritt - 1208-4104

A victim reported his silver Gary Fisher brand, Katai 21 speed mountain bicycle was stolen between 0800 and 2040 hours.  He valued the bicycle at $400. 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Bicycle Theft 

 Outside Assist/Warrant Service

Lake Merritt - 1208-2785

An officer was flagged down by a female located at the station.  The female advised the officer she needed an ambulance because she had been assaulted at an unknown location in Oakland.  The subject had minor bruising to her right eye.  Medical responded and treated her for her injury.  It was discovered through a records check, the subject had two felony warrants for her arrest out of SF County and SFPD, charging grand theft and burglary.   The warrants totaled $40,000.  The subject was transported to Highland Hospital to be medically cleared before being booked into jail on the warrants.  The subject was debriefed by the sergeant. 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Warrant Arrest Outside Assist 

Attempted Suicide

Lake Merritt - 1208-1573

A male subject jumped in front of a Dublin bound train.  Witnesses advised that subject jumped in front of the train and was not pushed.  Oakland Fire, BART Police and BART Transit employees responded to the station.  BART ID Techs and Detectives were called the scene.  The male was extricated from underneath the train and was transported to Highland Hospital.  The male was reported missing from Berkeley’s jurisdiction and was recently released from a psychiatric facility.  Train delay was a total of 57 minutes. The Trauma Response Team was notified.   T.S.O.C, was notified.   Request was made to recover video from the station. 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Train Delay 

 Stolen Vehicle

Lake Merritt - 1208-0979

A victim reported his black 1996 Honda Civic, 3TDR682 CA. stolen from stall #72 between 1930 and 0030 hours.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Auto Theft/Burglary 

 Auto Theft

Lake Merritt - 1208-0739

The victim called to report that his car was stolen while parked in lot A of the station at about 1319 hours.  The victim saw his vehicle, a 95' Acura Int, 2 dr, sil, being driven away by the suspect, described as a HM, unk age, blk bball cap and gry jacket.  The victim last saw the suspect driving his car on 8th St. towards China Town. 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Auto Theft/Burglary 

 Warrant Arrest

Lake Merritt - 1207-3546

A warrant check on person detained for fare evasion by an officer revealed an outstanding $5,000 arrest warrant out of BART for assault. The suspect was cited for fare evasion and placed under arrest on the warrant.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Warrant Arrest General 

 Robbery

Lake Merritt - 1207-3240

A woman reported that she had been robbed of her i-phone in the BART plaza above the station.  The victim was near the 9th and Madison Sts. entrance to the station when the suspects approached her.  They took hold of the  victim and kept her from moving her arms.  They told her to stay quiet and demanded her property.  The suspects escaped on foot, heading north on 9th St., with the victim’s Apple i-phone.  An unsuccessful area search was conducted for the suspects.    (suspects’ description: two B-Ms, 25-26, one heavy set wearing a red shirt, the other thinner wearing a white tank top) 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Robbery 

 Bicycle Theft

Lake Merritt - 1207-1980

A patron reported that his red and black 18 speed mountain bike was stolen while it was parked and locked at the bike racks between 0915 - 1300 hours. The bicycle was valued at $125, and it was secured to the rack using a black cable lock.  

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Bicycle Theft 

 Suspicious Person/Possession of Narcotics

Lake Merritt - 1207-0672

A male attempted to evade fare payment by claiming to be an employee.  Responding officers determined this claim was false.  Record checks revealed the man was a sex/arson registrant and on probation, with a full search clause.  Officers located methamphetamine on the man's person and also determined the man had failed to register his address as required by law.  He was arrested and booked for possession of narcotics and failure to register per sex/arson registration laws. 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Quality of Life 

 Theft

Lake Merritt - 1207-0208

An officer was contacted by a victim who stated his Schwinn Tour de France bicycle, valued at $400, and his $30 lock were taken while locked in the bicycle racks at 8th Street and Oak Street.   This occurred between 1500 and 1545 hours.  

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General 

 Grand Theft

Lake Merritt - 1206-3518

The victim placed her blk backpack down on a bench inside the station just before she approached the window to the customer service booth.  Moments later, she turned to get her backpack and discovered it was gone.  The backpack contained the victim's blk iPhone 4, a whi Mac book computer and other miscellaneous items.  There is no suspect description.  The estimated loss is $1,450.   The victim's phone did not have tracking capability.  Station video was requested. 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Grand Theft/Pickpocket 

 Robbery/Assault with a Deadly Weapon/Conspiracy

Lake Merritt - 1206-2358

A patron was asleep aboard a Dublin bound train approaching the Lake Merritt Station, when he awoke to four BMs asking him if he wanted to purchase narcotics.  One of the suspects then pulled out a knife and held it to the victim's neck while the other suspects took the victim's necklace, cell phone and charger.  The suspect's ran from the train when it stopped at the station.  The victim advised the train operator that he had just been stabbed.  Several officers responded and were able to detain all four suspects about four blocks from the station.  The victim positively identified all four suspects as well as the knife that was used on him.  The victim sustained a small cut to the side of his neck and was treated at the scene by paramedics.  After a search incident to arrest, officers located the victim's property in the suspect's possession.   A detective was called in and interviewed all four suspects.  Two juvenile suspects were booked into the Alameda County Juvenile Hall  and the two adult suspects were booked into the Glen Dyer Jail, all for the above listed charges.    Video was requested.   

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Robbery Weapon Involved 

Vandalism

Lake Merritt - 1206-1272

Officers discovered three marked patrol units and two unmarked detective vehicles that had been vandalized while parked on the street level of the station between the hours of 0100 and 0500, this date.  The vehicles all had flat or slow leaking tires believed to have been caused by an unknown suspect(s) puncturing the tires with a small sharp object.  A total of fourteen tires were damaged on five separate police vehicles.  A BART maintenance van was later discovered to have two punctured tires as well.  This van was parked in the vicinity of the police vehicles.   The video hot line was notified.  OCC Central supervisor was also advised. 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Vandalism 

 Bicycle Theft

Lake Merritt - 1206-0329

A woman reported that her Nishiki Cresta 21-speed men’s bicycle had been stolen from the bike racks between 1200 hrs. yesterday and 1100 hrs. today.  The bicycle had been secured with a cable lock, which was also stolen. 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Bicycle Theft 

Possession of Controlled Substance/Battery on Officer/Resisting Arrest

Lake Merritt - 1205-3376

An officer on routine train patrol observed a man holding what appeared to be controlled substances in his hand.  The officer off-boarded the man for further investigation.  The man refused to cooperate and attempted to flee.  The suspect punched the officer and was eventually subdued after a struggle with several officers.  The man was arrested for possession of prescription medication without a prescription, battery on a peace officer, resisting arrest and probation violation.  The initial contacting officer suffered an injury to his hand.  The male was booked at Santa Rita Jail. 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Narcotics Resisting Arrest Assault/Battery 

 Auto Burglary

Lake Merritt - 1205-3115

An employee reported that a BART van parked in the 7th Street lot had been burglarized.  The employee was unable to give a time frame or determine any loss, but the passenger window had been smashed to gain entry.  The responding officer processed the vehicle for prints. 

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Auto Theft/Burglary 

 Bicycle Theft

Lake Merritt - 1205-3029

A patron reported her $200.00 red Schwinn Beachcruiser bicycle was stolen while it was parked and locked at the station between 0900-1445 hours. A cable lock was used to secure the bike.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
General Bicycle Theft 

 Disturbing the Peace / Fare Evasion / Warrant Arrest

Lake Merritt - 1204-2888

A male suspect who fare evaded and was verbally abusive to the station agent at the Bay Fair station was stopped, and detained on a train by officers at the Lake Merritt station.  Upon a records check, the suspect had an outstanding arrest warrant for burglary ($10K) out of SFPD.   The suspect was arrested and booked on the warrant, and cited for fare evasion.  The station agent declined to pursue a disturbing the peace violation. 

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

 Warrant Arrest

Lake Merritt -

A warrant check on a subject detained by an officer for suspicious activity revealed two outstanding no-bail arrest warrants. The subject was arrested for both warrants (out of Newark for possession of narcotics and out of Fremont for disturbing the peace). 1204-2327 L12.

Arrest
Prohibition order
Warrant related
Warrant Arrest General