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.
What began as a welfare check of a possible lodger resulted in the arrest of an adult male for an outstanding narcotics violation warrant in addition to being in possession of 24 rocks of cocaine.
A patron on board a Daly City bound train was robbed of cash by an adult male who snatched the money from his possession as he was counting it. The suspect, who displayed a menacing and threatening demeanor when confronted by the victim, was apprehended on the platform and booked for robbery.
An adult female victim reported at Lake Merritt station that while riding on a Richmond train a male suspect sat next to her and touched her private areas. Responding officers located the adult male suspect near the station. The victim positively identified her assailant. The suspect was booked at Glenn Dyer Jail in Oakland. 0609-0534 L21.
Two adult males were detained after it was reported that they were involved in a physical altercation on board a southbound train holding at Lake Merritt station. The altercation was determined mutual and both subjects, who received medical attention at the scene for injuries, were released.
A patron traveling on a train between Dublin-Pleasanton and Lake Merritt stations reported that a subject robbed him of cash. The suspect simulated a handgun in his pocket and threatened the victim. He escaped by off-boarding at Lake Merritt station and was not located. A weapon was not observed, and the victim was not injured.
A female patron who rebuffed verbal advances by a male patron on the train off-boarded at Lake Merritt station. As she walked up the stairs to the concourse level, the suspect followed her, then reached under her skirt and grabbed her crotch. Responding officers arrested the suspect and booked him for the crime. 0605-1633 CL L12
A Telephone Center employee, on a break in the street-level plaza, was pushed in the back into a wall. The suspect was arrested and booked for battery. The employee was not injured.