BART and Berkeley officers responded to the Berkeley Station to search for robbery suspects. Trains were held out while the platform was searched. Two males were detained on the platform and one resisted arrest resulting in a use of force by a BART officer. A sergeant responded to conduct a use of force investigation. The male continued to resist and was placed in a WRAP. Berkeley PD is handling the case. Trains were delayed 13 minutes.
Offices responded to a report of an unconscious subject on board a train. The officers arrived, located the subject, and determined he was intoxicated. The subject was arrested and booked into the Berkeley City Jail for public intoxication.
An officer responded to the station after a citizen reported seeing what appeared to be a live grenade in the Franklin Street satellite parking lot. The officer checked the device and determined it appeared to be a live explosive. With the assistance of Berkeley Police, local residents were evacuated from the immediate neighborhood and a safety perimeter was established. The station was closed as a precaution, and the U.C. Berkeley Police Bomb Squad responded as well. Members of the bomb squad then inspected the device and determined it was not an explosive – it was a toy. Shortly thereafter the station was reopened and residents were allowed to return to their residences. A lieutenant, two sergeants and assisting BART officers responded as well. Train service was minimally impacted as a result of this incident. TSOC notified (TSA #1508-3822).
A victim reported the theft of their black Trek 7-speed hybrid bike from the racks. The bike was secured with a chain and lock on 8/15 at 1600 hours and when the victim returned today at 1010 hours, the bike and lock were gone.
A patron reported that their green 1999 Toyota Tacoma pickup was burglarized while parked in stall #560 in the north lot. An unknown suspect smashed the rear window to gain entry and stole the in-dash stereo unit.
A victim reported the theft of their black/gold Specialized Crossroads men’s 24-speed bike, valued at $800.00, while it was secured to the south free area bike racks with a Kryptonite lock between 1100 hours on 8/5/15 and 0030 hours on 8/6/15. An officer responded and completed a report.
A victim reported her 2006 green Honda Pilot was burglarized while it was parked and locked in stall #102 between 0740-1750 hours. The front passenger window was smashed and a stereo was taken from inside the vehicle.
A victim reported they were robbed in the north parking lot of the North Berkeley Station. The victim reported two Black males wearing all black clothing approached him on foot, pointed a handgun at him and demanded his wallet, cell phone and prescription glasses. The suspects fled westbound from the station. The victim's phone has tracking capability but he cannot identify the suspects.
A female victim reported a man took her $200 white iPhone 6 after hitting her on the head while at the payphones near the entrance to the station. The suspect fled from the station in an unknown direction. The victim sustained a minor injury to her head and received medical attention. The victim could not identify the suspect and the phone was turned off.
A victim reported the theft of their unknown brand black mountain bike from the bike racks. The bike was secured with a U-lock on 7/15 at 1000 hours. When the victim returned at 2100 hours, the bike was gone, but the front wheel of the bike was still secured to the rack with the U-lock attached.
A victim reported the theft of their grey 21-speed Specialized bicycle from the bike racks. The bike was secured with a U-lock on 7/13 at 0900 hours and when the victim returned at 1615 hours on the same day, the bike and lock were gone.
A record check on a person detained for public intoxication revealed a $50,000 arrest warrant out of Oakland for vandalism. The subject was placed under arrest for public intoxication and the warrant.
A victim reported that their tan 1998 Toyota Corolla was burglarized while parked in the west parking lot, near Virginia St., between 1815 hours on 7/3/15 and 0015 hours on 7/4/15. The victim reported the vehicle’s rear driver’s side wing window was shattered and the passenger compartment ransacked, but no items were taken. An officer, who made telephone contact with the victim, completed a report.
A station agent reported a man threatened to return to the station with a gun because the agent intervened in a verbal altercation between the man and a woman. Further investigation revealed there was no threat and no complaint was sought. The suspect was issued a citation for unruly behavior after being placed under citizen's arrest by the agent.
A victim reported the theft of their bike (unknown brand or model) from the bike racks. The bike was taken sometime between 1815 hours on 6/22 and 0845 hours on 6/23. The bike was secured with a U-lock. Both the bike and lock were taken.
A victim reported that they locked their bicycle (a EVO Vantage Bicycle) to the bike racks on 9/19/15 at 1000 hours. The bicycle was secured with a cable. The victim returned today at 0800 hours to find their bicycle gone. The estimated value of the bike is $440.
A victim reported that she was on the concourse level of the station when she was approached by 3-4Black male juveniles. One of the subjects (Black male in his teens, 5’07-5’10, slim to medium build, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt) snatched her IPhone 6 while she was texting and then fled downstairs to the platform level. Officers searched the area with negative results. The victim’s phone had tracking ability but it had apparently been turned off. The victim was not injured and stated she would be able to identify the suspect.
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.