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.
A victim reported that they locked their bicycle (a Trek Hybrid bicycle) to the bike racks today at 0745 hours. The bicycle was secured with kryptonite lock. The victim returned at 1800 hours to find their bicycle gone. The estimated value of the bike is $500.
An officer was dispatched to conduct a welfare check on an adult male. The male was discovered to have a $30,000 warrant for battery and a $7,500 warrant for vandalism. The male was booked into the Berkeley City Jail for the warrants.
The victim reported the theft of her blue and white Sutra bike from the station between the hours of 0800-1840. The victim locked her bike with a cable and lock. The victim was able to provide the serial number which was entered into APS.
A victim reported that a male suspect grabbed his phone from his hand and punched him in the face as he took the phone. A male bystander grabbed the phone from the suspect, as the suspect was punching the victim, and returned the phone to the victim. The suspect fled on a train, which was intercepted by an officer at the Ashby Station. The officer located a person matching the description of the suspect and detained him. The victim was transported to the Ashby Station, where he identified the suspect as the responsible person. The victim declined medical attention. The suspect was interviewed and then issued a prohibition order before being booked into the Glenn Dyer Jail for attempted robbery.