A victim reported a male attempted to take his Apple iPhone aboard a Richmond bound train that arrived at North Berkeley. The victim slapped the suspect's hand away and retained his phone. The suspect off boarded the train.
BART Officers responded to investigate a report of a male who slapped a female on the platform. The suspects physically resisted the lawful detention. A taser had to be used on one of the suspects. One Officer was injured and one was spat on. Both Officers were treated medically. The male suspect was transported to the Berkeley City Jail and the female suspect was transported to Juvenile Hall.
A male victim reported that while walking in the station’s west parking lot (corner of Acton and Delaware Streets) he was attacked from behind by a Hispanic male suspect who, while claiming to have a gun, demanded the victim’s wallet. The victim turned over his wallet, but a second Hispanic male suspect then searched the victim’s pockets. The suspects then fled in a (unknown make/model) vehicle west-bound on Delaware towards San Pablo Ave. Officers responded, but were unable to locate the suspects. The victim was not injured. Station video was requested.
An adult female patron was robbed of her wallet and cell phone by two men as she was walking through the parking lot on her way to the station. The first suspect was described as a Black or Hispanic male, early 20’s, 5’04”, wearing a gray hoodie and blue jeans. The second suspect was described as being possibly a white male, 20’s, about 5’06”, wearing a red hoodie, black jeans and sneakers. After taking the victim’s property, the two suspects fled on foot for about one block before getting into a dark colored vehicle, possibly a Toyota. The victim returned to her friend’s house and called Berkeley PD, who in turn gave the information to BART PD. Approximately 30 min later, Berkeley PD advised they had been in pursuit of the possible suspect vehicle, as they were chasing the suspects regarding a separate robbery in their jurisdiction. Berkeley PD further advised they had a female suspect in custody, but two adult males had fled from the suspect vehicle. Berkeley PD set a perimeter, but could not locate the male suspects. The victim was brought to the termination point of the pursuit to identify possible evidence belonging to her. The victim positively identified her purse, which contained her cell phone and wallet taken in the robbery. A Berkeley PD evidence tech processed the victim’s property before it was returned to her. The victim was not injured.
A BART supervisor called to ask for a welfare check on an adult male. The officer determined that the male had a $5,000 "no cite" warrant for vandalism, so the male was booked into the Berkeley City Jail for the warrant.
An officer detained a male suspect for fare evasion. Record checks showed that the man had an outstanding $8,000 arrest warrant for battery and providing false information, held by BART PD. The man was arrested and booked at the Berkeley City Jail.
A patron reported that a male suspect snatched their iPhone 7 while on a train. The suspect was described as a black male in his early 20's, with dreadlocks, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt. The suspect fled toward Shattuck & Center Streets and was not located by responding officers. The phone could not be tracked.
A patron reported that she had left her bicycle locked and secure with a U-lock in a bike rack at the station on 12/2/16 at 08:00. When the patron returned on 12/5/16 at 08:00, she discovered that some unknown suspect had removed the lock from the bike, moved the bike to another rack and locked it with a new lock. Officers removed the unknown lock from the bicycle and held the bicycle for safekeeping until the owner could return with proof of ownership.
A BART worker reported to an officer of a possible strong arm robbery that occurred on the concourse level of the station. It was reported that a White male in his 50’s, wearing no shoes, stole a tip jar from the café in the station and at one point grabbed the station agent by the neck. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. Neither the station agent nor the café worker initially wanted to make a report. The station agent was not injured and later clarified that the suspect pushed his neck. About 3 hours later, it was reported that the suspect was seen entering the station and boarding a train. The suspect was later reported to have off-boarded at the Ashby Station where he was detained by officers. The station agent (who now wished to press charges) intially responded to the Ashby Station for an in field line up. While en-route, it was reported that the station agent changed his mind and declined to pursue further action. OCC was notified.
A patron reported that a male suspect was trying to cut the lock on a bike on the concourse level of the station, using a pair of bolt cutters. A male matching the description was located on CCTV cameras, and officers detained the man without incident. The man was ultimately arrested for petty theft, possession of burglary tools and possession of narcotics paraphernalia. He was booked at Berkeley Jail.
An officer contacted an adult male for blocking free movement and determined that he had a $50,000 narcotics warrant. The male was given a warning citation for the blocking violation and booked into the Berkeley City Jail for the warrant.
A victim reported the theft of their KHS 21-speed men’s bicycle, valued at $800.00, while it was U-locked at the station between 2200 and 2300 hours on 10/17/16. An officer contacted the victim and took the report.
The station agent reported a male suspect took a tire from one bicycle and replaced it with another tire before fare evading into the paid area and boarding a Fremont train. Officers intercepted the train at the Lake Merritt Station and detained the suspect. While awaiting the arrival of the station agent/witness, the suspect was found was to have an outstanding $5K vandalism warrant, held by Hayward Police, for his arrest. The station agent then arrived and positively identified the suspect as the fare evasion, and potential theft suspect. The suspect was subsequently placed under arrest for the warrant and issued a citation, per the station agent’s citizen’s arrest, and booked into the county jail. Officers interviewed the suspect, and will seek a criminal complaint for burglary.
While performing a welfare check upon an adult female/suspect, officers learned she was on probation for battery, which included a condition that she stay-away from BART property. In addition, the officers learned there were two outstanding misdemeanor battery/disturbance related warrants, held by BART Police, for the suspect’s arrest. The officers then placed the suspect under arrest for the warrants, and shortly thereafter discovered she was in possession of a controlled substance. Officers attempted to book the suspect at the Berkeley City jail and the Alameda County jail, at Santa Rita, but she was declined due to a pre-existing medical condition. The suspect was eventually medically cleared at a hospital, and booked at the county hospital.
Witnesses reported that a male suspect was smoking on a train approaching the station. The man was detained and record checks showed that he had an outstanding $10,000 arrest warrant for battery and fare evasion, held by BART PD. The man was arrested on his warrant and was booked at Santa Rita Jail.