An adult female victim contacted Union City police at a motel in Newark to report she had been forced into a van at the Union City BART station earlier in the day and then held inside a motel room against her will. Two suspects were detained by responding UCPD officers. BART officers responded, along with detectives and it was determined the crime began at the BART station, so our department took over the investigation. Detectives determined the two suspects lured the victim, who worked as a professional escort, to the BART station and then forced her into their van. The suspects, an adult female who was the victim's escort manager, along with a male accomplice, were unsatisfied with the victim's work performance and decided to kidnap the victim in order to teach her a lesson. The victim managed to escape from the hotel room and sought help from the hotel manager, who called police. The victim was not injured. The suspects' van was impounded at the hotel and the room was searched after the male suspect gave consent. Both suspects were ultimately booked at Santa Rita Jail for kidnapping and conspiracy. The victim was referred to victim's assistance at a nearby shelter.
A welfare check on a person at the bus zone by an officer revealed a no-bail arrest warrant for battery and a $10,000 arrest warrant for public intoxication. Both warrants were out of Fremont. The subject was arrested on both warrants.
The station agent called to report that a male was yelling at a female and had punched her in the abdomen. Trains were held out of the station until an officer arrived. An officer arrived and located both the male and female on the platform. The female was not cooperative and refused medical attention. According to both the suspect and victim, they are in a dating relationship. The station agent and another witness were willing to give a detailed statement. The male suspect, who is on probation, was booked into Santa Rita Jail for Domestic Violence and a probation violation charge.
Officer responded to the station for a report of a person talking to themselves and saying they had nothing to live for. Agent said subject seemed distraught. Agent reported subject went to trackway #1 and power was dropped per Central Train Control. Officers arrived on scene and detained the subject who, who was transported via paramedics to the John George Psychiatric Facility for evaluation. Incident caused a 10 minute delay in service.
A patron reported their Astral 21-speed hybrid bike was stolen from the south racks between 0600-1845 hours. The victim used two U-locks to secure the frame and wheels to the rack and it is not known how the suspect defeated the locks. When the patron returned, both the bike and locks were missing. The bike was entered into APS.
A patron reported both wheels were taken from her bike while it was locked to the south racks between 1355-1600 hours. The victim locked her frame to the rack using a U-lock, but did not secure the wheels.
A male patron reported he lost his wallet while on board a Richmond bound train between 0600-0650 hours. Later, when he realized he had lost his wallet, he contacted his bank and found that his credit and debit cards had been used by an unkown suspect to purchase goods at at gas station in Hayward.
A patron reported their blue Dahon 7-speed folding bike was taken from the north bike racks between 0715-1830 hours. The victim locked the rear wheel of the bike to the rack using a U-lock. When the victim returned, the rear wheel and lock were still attached to the rack, but the rest of the bike was missing.
A bus driver reported that two male juveniles had attempted to take money and a cell phone from another male juvenile while they were on a bus at the station. The victim was able to hold on to all of his possession. The suspects off boarded the bus and fled from the station. No weapon was seen and there were no injuries. 1206-1579 L12.
A victim reported that his red Specialized Expedition 21 speed mountain bike, valued at $600, was taken from the south bike rack between 0930 and 1730 hours. A combination lock and chain were used to secure the bike. The serial numbers were entered into APS.
Union City PD called to report a male suspect attempted to rob the nearby Rite-Aid using a pocket knife and then fled toward the Union City BART station. Trains were held. Closed-circuit video captured a suspect running to the south end of the platform (#2) and then jumping down onto the track way and out of sight into the bushes. Track power was cut at that time. UCPD was updated and a BART K9 was in the area and arrived on-scene at the same time as UCPD. The suspect was apprehended by UCPD as he attempted to jump a BART fence, but got caught in the barbed wire atop the fence. UCPD took custody of the suspect and the case, as the crime occurred in their jurisdiction. Due to the police action, there was a train delay of 20 minutes.
A patron became the victim of a theft when a woman who was helping her buy a ticket grabbed the victim’s $10.00 bill after she forget to retrieved from the ticket machine when the transaction was canceled. The suspect ran from the station toward a nearby shopping center.
BART Officers responded to Union City Station concerning a battery in progress in front of the station. As the officers entered the station, they saw an adult female (BF, 19yo) striking an adult male (BM, 25yo). The officers detained the man and woman and determined the female had battered her boyfriend repeatedly when he was late picking her up. The victim had some cuts on his hand and refused medical or an emergency protective order. The suspect was booked at Santa Rita Jail for battery on a co-habitant. 1202-4158 L21.
An officer on patrol noticed a 2005 Toyota Rav4 parked in the north west corner of the lot, stall #151, with the passenger window smashed out. It appeared that the interior was ransacked, but unknown if any items were missing. The officer processed the vehicle for prints, took photos and left a note for the owner to contact dispatch when he/she returns.
A patron reported her 2002 gold Chevy Tahoe truck had been burglarized while it was parked and locked in parking lot stall #925 on 2/16/12 between 0710-1800 hours. The victim stated her stereo and clothes were taken from inside the vehicle. Nothing else was taken and there was no damage to the vehicle. The scene was processed for evidence with negative results. 1202-2255 L12.
A patron reported seeing a male and a female involved in a physical altercation with each other in the parking lot. The male and female then entered the station and went up to the platform. Trains were held while officers responded to conduct the investigation. Officers were able to contact both the male and female, who denied any battery occurred. The witness had left the area. Both parties were identified and neither displayed any injury. They agreed to board separate trains. Trains were held for 16 minutes as a result of the response/investigation.
A woman reported that a male suspect snatched her purse (containing a cell phone and $90) in the parking lot. The suspect fled southbound towards Union Square. The victim was not injured. An officer responded. He located the victim’s property, except for the cash. (suspect description: B-M, 20-30, 5-3, black-hooded jacket, black pants or blue jeans)
Union City police officers responded to the station to look for two suspects who committed an armed robbery at the Rite-Aid store in Union City and ran toward the station. Trains were held for 21 minutes as officers searched for the suspects with negative results. 1112-1778 L12.
A warrant check on a person detained for fare evasion revealed outstanding arrest warrants for vandalism, DUI, and violation of court orders totaling $20,000. The subject was arrested on the warrants and booked at Hayward Jail. 1111-0654 L12.
An officer contacted a man for fare evasion. The suspect resisted being detained, fought with the officer, and was pepper sprayed. The suspect was determined to have an outstanding $3,000 Fremont misdemeanor warrant for threatening public officers and employees. The suspect was debriefed by a sergeant, cited for fare evasion, and booked into Santa Rita Jail for battery on a peace officer, resisting/obstructing/delaying a peace officer, and on the warrant.