Officers detained a male (Sean Pettit, 29 years, Richmond) for fare evasion at the Union City Station. A records check showed he had a 35K warrant for vandalism issued by SF Superior Court. Pettit was placed under arrest on the warrant and will be booked into Santa Rita Jail once he is medically cleared.
Hayward Police received a call from an unknown reporting party advising of a bomb aboard an A/C Transit bus arriving at the BART station’s bus zone area; the bus and immediate area were cleared of passengers and pedestrians shortly after the initial call. BART canine officers responded, along with several Union City Police officers. The incident bus was swept by the canine teams, but no suspicious or explosive devices were located. Meanwhile, Hayward Police performed a check of the public telephone from which the initial report originated, but did not locate anyone or anything suspicious. Train service was minimally impacted and TSOC was notified.
A patron on board a Fremont bound train reported that a male suspect attempted to rob him on the train. The suspect was described as a black male, 35 years old, wearing a blue hat, a black jacket, white pants and red shoes. The suspect demanded money from the victim and then simulated a weapon, although none was seen. When the victim refused to comply, the suspect punched him several times in the chest. The victim moved to another car and the suspect got off the train at Union City. The victim reported the crime at Fremont Station. The suspect was not located. The victim was not injured.
A male victim with special needs reported that he was the victim of a robbery at about 1900 hours, in the station bus zone. The victim reported that a male suspect approached him and demanded his wallet. When the victim refused, the suspect took the wallet from the victim's backpack and then kicked the victim several times in the legs. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, about 26 years old, 6' tall, with a thin build, wearing dark clothing. The suspect fled on foot and the victim followed him for some distance before eventually returning to the station to report the theft. The victim was transported to Kaiser Hospital in Fremont for a complaint of pain to his knees.
11-19-16, 1627 hours The on duty Station Agent reported that it appeared a suspect stole a scooter from the station. BART Officers responded. The subsequent investigation resulted in the suspect being arrested for theft, and a 20K stay away warrant out of Union City.
A victim reported that their black 2004 Chevrolet Suburban was burglarized, and its ignition damaged, while parked in lot “A” at the station between 0710 and 1650 hours. The vehicle was entered by unknown means, and miscellaneous items were taken. The vehicle’s ignition was also damaged in an attempt to steal it. A officer responded, processed the vehicle for fingerprints and completed a report.
A victim reported the theft of their black bicycle (unknown make or model) from the bike racks. The bike was secured to the racks with a chain lock on 9/8 at 1800 hours and when the victim returned two hours later, the bike and lock were gone.
While cleaning the station’s parking lot in their vacuum truck, two employees of a contract company were randomly approached by a male suspect who, while holding a knife in one hand, suddenly punched and shattered one of the truck’s windows. The two employees then managed to take the knife away from the suspect and called for police assistance. Officers responded and managed to safely handcuff the suspect, who was determined to be too intoxicated to care for himself. Paramedics also responded in order to treat minor hand injuries the suspect sustained after shattering the truck’s window. Once paramedics arrived, however, the suspect refused their assistance. In addition to being too intoxicated to care for himself, the suspect was placed under citizen’s arrest for vandalizing the truck’s window. The suspect was then booked into the county jail. Neither of the two cleaning employees was injured during the incident.
A BART employee reported that a vehicle being leased by BART was burglarized while parked at the station between 8/9 at 2100 hours and 8/17 at 0815 hours. The driver's window was smashed to gain entry, but nothing was taken. The vehicle was not processed, as it had already been sent for repair.
A female victim reported she was followed to her car by a female suspect who took her purse and fled. Officers responded to the station and the victim's purse was recovered from a parking lot near the station. Loss was a cell phone, two wallets and $150.00 in cash. Station video was requested. The victim was not injured during the incident.
An officer located a BART-owned 2013 Ford Focus in the south west lot, stall #464, with its driver’s door window smashed and its interior ransacked. The officer processed the vehicle for fingerprints and completed report.
A victim reported their 2006 Mercedes Benz 350ML was burglarized while parked in stall #57, between 1515 and 2130 hours. An officer contacted the victim, who reported the vehicle had been ransacked after its driver’s door window had been smashed. The victim was unsure whether they had sustained any loss as a result of the burglary. The officer processed the vehicle for fingerprints and completed a report.
A victim reported their silver colored 2012 Honda Civic was burglarized while parked in stall #305, between 0700 and 2125 hours. An officer contacted the victim, who reported the vehicle had been ransacked after its driver’s door window had been smashed. The victim was unsure whether they had sustained any loss as a result of the burglary.
Officers contacted an adult male for fare evasion and discovered that he had a stay away order to stay away from all BART stations. The male was FI'd for the fare evasion violation and booked into the Fremont City Jail for violation of the court order.