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.
A victim reported the burglary of their blue 2009 Honda Fit while the vehicle was parked in the west parking lot, stall #111, between 1730 and 2240 hours. The vehicle’s right rear passenger door was smashed to gain entry and a $20 black shoulder bag, containing miscellaneous papers, was taken. The investigating officer processed the vehicle for fingerprints and completed a report.
A witness reported a 2003 VW Passat was being broken into by a Black male while parked at the North Berkeley Station. Officers arrived, confirmed the car was broken into and searched the area for the suspect, with negative results. The victim returned at 1713 hours and confirmed their car stereo was removed from the VW.
A patron reported that their blue 1992 Chevy Silverado was burglarized while parked in stall #12, between 1500-0050 hours. An unknown suspect gained entry by unknown means. The vehicle's ignition was tampered with and several items of personal property were taken from the interior.
The victim reported the theft of her 16 speed Bianchi Strada brand bike between the hours of 1630 on 8/11/16, and 1442, today's date. The victim secured her bike with a U-lock which was apparently cut by the suspect.
A victim called to report the theft of their black Trek 1100 bicycle from the bike racks. The bike was secured with a u-lock on 8/10 at 0800 hours and when the victim returned on 8/10 at 2200 hours, the bike and lock were gone.
A victim reported that their gray 2009 Toyota Matrix was burglarized while parked in stall 213 between 0820 and 1850 hours. The vehicle’s driver’s door window was smashed to gain entry, and its $200.00 Pioneer brand stereo was taken. An officer processed the vehicle for fingerprints and completed a report.
A victim reported the theft of their brown Giant Escape 24-speed men’s hybrid bicycle, valued at $500.00, while it was cable locked at the station’s north bike racks between 0730 and 1700 hours. An officer responded and completed a report.
A victim reported that he got into a verbal argument with another subject who then showed him a gun in his waistband. The suspect was last seen at the bus stop at the station. Berkeley PD Officers arrived and spotted the possible suspect in the bus zone in front of the station. Per the request of Berkeley PD, the station was temporarily shut down and trains held out. BART PD officers arrived and the suspect was taken into custody without incident. No gun was recovered, and the suspect was eventually released. A use of force investigation was conducted.
The staff at the coffee vendor in the station reported that at about 07:30 an unknown suspect stole approximately $30 in tips from the tip jar and fled out of the station. The suspect was described as a black male, 50 years old, 6', medium build with a shave bald head.
A station agent reported that a male suspect, after fare evading, threatened to shoot the agent. An officer responded and detained the suspect. The station agent, who feared for this safety as result of the threat, expressed a willingness to pursue a criminal complaint so the suspect was placed under arrest for criminal threats. As the officer prepared to transport him to jail, however, the suspect physically resisted and refused to be placed in a patrol car. The officer, joined by an assisting officer, used physical force/control holds to restrain the suspect, who also made verbal threats to harm himself. Paramedics responded and eventually transported the suspect to a local hospital, along with a police hold, for a psychiatric evaluation; he was also issued a prohibition order. There were no injuries sustained by the involved parties. A sergeant responded to investigate the use of force.
UPDATE: During the booking process (at Santa Rita) the suspect kicked a female OPD Officer who was assisting in searching her. A charge of assaulting an Officer was added. The suspect was also transported for a psychological exam.
A victim reported the theft of their brown Lemond 12-speed road bike from the bike racks. The bike was secured with a cable lock on 6/30 at 1830 hours and when the victim returned at 0900 hours on 7/1, the bike and lock were gone.
A victim reported that they locked their bicycle (a Cannondale hybrid) to the bike racks on X at 1000 hours. The bicycle was secured with Kryptonite U-Lock. The victim returned at 1945 hours to find their bicycle gone. The estimated value of the bike is $430.