An anonymous person reported overhearing two males talking about robbing someone in the parking lot of the station. As officers responded to investigate further, approximately eight minutes after the initial call, police dispatch received a call of a robbery having just occurred at the station. The female victim was reportedly attacked by two male suspects, who beat the victim and took her purse before fleeing in a vehicle. Shortly after fleeing the scene, the suspects were stopped by a Union City Police Officer for speeding, and were soon determined to match the descriptions of the robbery suspects. A BART Officer transported the victim to the scene of the traffic stop, and she positively identified the suspects as the individuals responsible for her robbery. The victim’s property was also recovered from the suspects’ vehicle. The victim sustained injuries as a result of the beating during the robbery, but declined medical attention at the scene. A sergeant responded to scene and approved the arrests. A detective was called-in and interviewed the suspects. Both suspects were booked at Santa Rita Jail for robbery and battery with serious injuries.
Two suspects attempted to take a female victim's bag and phone in the taxi zone. The suspects, described as two black females about 18 years old, grabbed the victim from behind and attempted to take her property by force. The victim retained possession of her property and the suspects fled toward the rear lot. Responding officers were unable to locate the suspects. The victim was not injured. Union City PD was notified.
The victim was on a Fremont bound train approaching the station. When the train came to a stop, the suspect grabbed the victims black iPhone 5 and her clipper card which was sitting on top of her purse and ran off of the train. The victim's purse was sitting on the floor of the train. The only suspect description was possibly a Hispanic male wearing a red hat. The victim's phone was unable to be tracked. Train car video is being requested.
A victim reported her teal 1993 Honda Civic 2 door was burglarized while it was parked and locked in stall #436 between 1800-2245 hours. The driver side window was smashed and an iPod Shuffle player was taken from inside the vehicle. The scene was processed for evidence.
A woman reported that a man snatched her iPhone out of her hand and escaped with it through the parking lot. An unsuccessful area search was conducted for the suspect. (suspect description: B-M, 20’s, 5-2, thin, black jacket, blue jeans)
A man reported that he had lent his Samsung Galaxy cell phone to a man whom he does not know on a Richmond train. The suspect ran off with the cell phone. The suspect escaped through Union City station, but had left the phone on the train when initially pursued by the victim. The phone was turned in at South Hayward station. An unsuccessful area search was conducted for the suspect. (suspect description: B-M, scruffy beard, 6-4, 210, black leather jacket, white shirt, blue jeans)
An AC Transit bus driver, who was parked at the station, reported that a patron on his bus had threatened to shoot him as he reached into his backpack, as if to get a weapon. The bus driver hit the suspect to defend himself and the suspect fled into the station. Union City Police Officers detained the suspect, but did not locate a weapon. The bus driver and suspect were interviewed and bus video will be requested. The suspect was booked into Santa Rita Jail for making criminal threats.
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.