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.
Officers responding to a report of a fight on board a train found four adult males involved in a mutual battery. One subject was booked for fighting in public and for being in possession of a gravity knife while the others were cited and released. All four were treated by paramedics at the scene.
An adult male was booked for battery in addition to a no-bail warrant charging burglary out of SFPD's jurisdiction after he was reported to be swinging a belt at patrons as well as grabbing them while on the platform.
A sergeant in the vicinity of 13th and Madison Streets heard someone yelling and upon investigating determined that a citizen had been beaten and robbed. The sergeant spotted the suspect who resisted arrest but was eventually subdued. The Oakland Police were notifed and took over the investigation.
An adult male was followed off a train by two males in their twenties who then tried to rob him of his laptop computer in the area of 9th and Fallon Streets. The victim was able to ward off the suspects who then fled on foot. Responding officers conducted a search of the area with negative results.
An elderly man riding the train with his bicycle had fallen asleep, not realizing the bicycle had bumped another patron. That subject became angry and suddenly punched the man in the face/eye, then fled the train. Officers were unable to locate the suspect. The victim was taken to the hospital for medical treatment.
A woman was robbed of her purse and eventually her automobile in parking lot "A" of the station by a male in his 20's who was armed with a handgun. Oakland Police later spotted the vehicle and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The chase ended when the suspect crashed. The suspect was captured, taken to a local hospital for treatment, and later booked on charges of robbery, carjacking, and felony evasion. The handgun used in the offense was recovered by OPD.
A patron was assaulted and battered by three subjects who the former prevented from taking property off of a sleeping passenger on a train. The suspects, who fled Lake Merritt station, were apprehended near 14th and Broadway. The victim was unable to make a positive identification, but one of the suspects (all juvenile males), was arrested and booked into juvenile hall on a no-bail warrant charging auto theft.
A female patron reported that an adult male brandished a knife to her in a threatening manner at the corner of 8th and Oak Streets. The suspect was taken into custody and positively identified by the victim. The investigation determined that the suspect was in need of psychiatric care and was subsequently committed for same.
A BART employee witnessed a male and female engaged in an argument in the parking lot. The witness was able to see that the male had a handgun tucked in his waistband. Responding officers located the suspect a block from the station and took him into custody without incident. The handgun, which was loaded, was recovered. The suspect was booked for being in possession of a loaded firearm in addition to a $10,000 warrant out of Berkeley for battery.