Officers responded to the station on a report of a disturbance in the lead car of the Fremont bound train. An adult male was reportedly creating a disturbance by attempting to instigate fights with passengers. Officers located the suspect on the train. The suspect was uncooperative and combative. Force was used to take the suspect into custody. Officers determined the suspect was in need of a psychiatric evaluation. Medical was called to the scene. The suspect was transported to a local area hospital for precautionary measures after feigning being unconscious. One officer complained of pain to his knee as a result of the struggle. The Zone sergeant responded to conduct the use of force investigation. The suspect will be taken to a psychiatric hospital upon being medically cleared. The train was delayed 14 minutes as a result of the incident.
A patron flagged down an officer to report an adult male drinking an alcoholic beverage in the parking lot. The officer made contact with the male and discovered that he is a registered sex offender who has not met the conditions of his registration (out of compliance). The male was booked into the Berkeley City Jail for being a sex offender out of compliance.
An officer responded to the North Berkeley Station for a report of a female creating a disturbance on a Richmond bound train. The officer contacted the female and a records check revealed she had a court order prohibiting her from being on BART property. The female resisted the officer as he attempted to place her under arrest for the court order. The officer was able to secure the female in handcuffs and the female began threatening to harm the officer. The female made spontaneous statements to the officer that led to her being placed on an emergency psychiatric hold. Once cleared, the female will be booked into Santa Rita Jail for violation of a court order and resisting arrest.
The station agent called about a female who was yelling obscenities in the station. Officers made contact and the female began to try and batter the officers. They were able to wrestle her to the ground, where she hit, scratched, bit and spat at the officers. They eventually were able to gain control of her and place her in handcuffs. It took numerous officers to get her onto a gurney to be transported by ambulance for psychiatric evaluation. Two officers received minor scratches as a result of the attack. The female was uninjured. She was placed on the psychiatric hold with a criminal hold for resisting arrest and battery on an officer. She will be transported for booking once she has been evaluated and released.
A patron reported that a male suspect was creating a disturbance inside the station. The suspect confronted members of a religious group handing out information and threw their literature to the ground. The suspect was described as a white male in his 20's, with a thin build and long blond hair, wearing a plaid shirt. This was the same description as an earlier disturbance call at North Berkeley Station. Patrons reported that the man exited the station to Shattuck Avenue and officers located a man matching the suspect description in the plaza above the station. An officer observed the man confront a male citizen on the street and back the man into a bus shelter. Officers detained the man, who became physically resistive. Officer were eventually able to secure the suspect in a WRAP restraint. The citizen on the street reported that the suspect threatened him with bodily harm and demanded money from him. The suspect was arrested for attempted robbery and resisting arrest and was booked at Glenn Dyer Jail.
The manager of Peet’s Coffee (inside the station) called to report that the store had been burglarized. The gate was damaged and $12 worth of cookies taken. A review of surveillance video showed that a male suspect (BM, 20-30s, 5’9”, med build, dark hoodie) forced the gate open with his hands at 1955 hours on 4/3. He then reached in and took the cookies. The scene was processed by the investigating officer and he was able to retrieve a copy of their surveillance video.
A record check on a person detained for public intoxication revealed and outstanding $2,500 arrest warrant out of Berkeley for theft. The subject was placed under arrest for the warrant and public intoxication.
An officer responded to a report of a battery that occurred in the station. It was reported that a female jumped on the back of a male subject and battered him. The attack was reportedly unprovoked. The officer, along with Berkeley Police officers, detained the subject (unidentified at this point) and had to use physical force to restrain her. The subject was transported to Alta Bates under a psychiatric detention and is to be booked for battery on a transit passenger once cleared. A sergeant responded to conduct a use of force investigation.
A victim reported that they locked their bicycle (a Transeo Hybrid Mountain/Road bicycle, 27 speed) to the bike racks on 3/6/15 at 0830 hours. The victim returned the next day at 0030 hours to find their bicycle gone. The estimated value of the bike is $350.
A patron reported today that their bike was stolen on 3/5/2015 between 0600-2200 hours . The loss was valued at $500.00 and is a men’s 15 speed 21 inch Trek brand bike maroon in color. U-Lock not cut, appears frame was cut.
An officer contacted an adult male for fare evasion and determined that he had a $20,000 warrant for threatening an officer. The male was warned for the fare evasion violation and booked into the Berkeley City Jail for the warrant.
A victim reported that they locked their bicycle (a white Cannondale 5, 8 speed road bike) to the bike racks at 0810 hours. The bicycle was secured with a cable lock. The victim returned at 1850 hours to find their bicycle gone. The estimated value of the bike is $500.00.
A traffic stop resulted in the recovery of a loaded firearm, money, and several packages of narcotics. The driver was placed under arrest for possession of narcotics for sales. The passenger was placed under arrest for possession of a loaded firearm. A sergeant approved the arrest.
While on patrol, a BART officer was flagged down by a citizen who reported that two male subjects had just stolen her phone from her back pants pocket. The officer spotted the two suspects who fled on bicycles. BART officers were eventually able to detain one of the suspects. The female victim positively identified the subject as the same suspect who took her phone early. Berkeley PD was advised and responded to take over the investigation.
A patron reported that their gray Raleigh Detour 21-speed road bike was stolen from the racks on the south side of the station, between 1100-2400 hours. The victim secured the bike with a U-lock and a chain. An officer located the bike near the station about two hours later. The U-lock was still in place, connecting the frame and wheel. It appeared the suspect cut the chain to remove the bike from the rack, but abandoned it when it could not be ridden. The bike was returned to the owner.
A victim reported the theft of their purple Mongoose brand men’s mountain bicycle, valued at $120.00, while it was U-locked at the station between 1315 and 1800 hours. An officer responded and completed a report.