Plainclothes BART officers noticed a male breaking a second story window of a building from the inside of the building at 21st/Webster Street. Citizens reported that the male was a burglary suspect who was trying to escape the building. OPD arrived and created a perimeter around the building. Hours later, they requested a BART K-9 and one responded. During a search of the building with the K-9, a suspect was located and taken into custody.
Pleasanton PD requested the assistance of a K9 to conduct an explosive sweep of the Home Depot store in Pleasanton. A male suspect had made a verbal threat to a store employee. The store and surrounding businesses were evacuated. A BART K9 conducted a sweep of the business, with negative results and the business was re-opened.
An officer was flagged down by a witness who reported a man in possession of a gun was near the station at the corner of Chester Street with two other men. Officers detained two of the men at the corner of 5th Street and Mandela Parkway, but the third fled into a nearby parking garage. A perimeter with Oakland Police was set up to locate the suspect with negative results. A gun was located in the parking garage, and a K-9 search resulted in the location of a 2nd gun near an apartment complex. Both of the detained subjects had no weapons in their possession and were released at the scene. 1
The on-duty station agent reported an unattended package was plugged into an outlet on the Amtrak station platform. BART and Amtrak Police responded and closed both the Amtrak and BART stations. K-9 officers searched the area for possible secondary devices with negative results. The Walnut Creek Bomb Unit arrived to inspect the package, which was destroyed with negative results. Bus service was set up with AC Transit to transport passengers near the Richmond Station from the El Cerrito Del Norte Station. The station was re-opened and service was restored at 2238 hours. TSOC notified.
Officers responded to a report by witnesses of a suspicious person who off-boarded a Millbrae bound train at the MacArthur Station in possession of two handguns and left behind a silver briefcase on the train. Trains were delayed for approximately 20 minutes while the train was evacuated and searched. A bomb detection canine assisted in clearing both the train and the suitcase, which proved negative as an explosive device. Officers were unable to locate the possible suspect. TSOC notified.
Concord PD requested BART PD K-9s for a search of Mt. Diablo High School after they received a bomb threat. The school was evacuated before two BART Police K-9s conducted an extensive search of the school. The officers announced that the school was clear at 1450 hours.
A victim reported a person grabbed a cell phone from his hand while on the train, and fled out of the station toward the parking structure on the Dublin side of the station. With the assistance of Dublin Police and a K-9 officer, a search was conducted for the suspect with negative results. There were no injuries and the cell phone was never recovered.
At the request of Contra Costa Co SO, a BART canine officer responded to the North Campus Continuation High School in San Pablo on a reported bomb threat. The officer and his canine conducted a 30-minute secondary search of the campus and lockers for anything suspicious, but did not locate anything.
The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office requested the use of one of our canine’s to assist them in the search of a male prisoner who escaped earlier in the afternoon. ACSO believed the suspect might still be in the immediate area. A BART officer and his search canine responded to Santa Rita jail and proceeded to search for the suspect using his clothing. No further information on the search at this time (1800 hrs).
The San Leandro Police Department requested assistance from BART Police and use of BPD canine to search a residence for a possible burglary suspect. A BART police canine was approved to conduct the search. The basement and exterior yard were searched with negative results.
Officers responded to the station on a report of two male suspects who took a backpack containing a laptop from a victim while at the station. One suspect was wearing a light colored cap, grey and light colored horizontal stripped shirt and Khaki shorts. The second suspect was wearing an Abercrombie and Fitch cream colored hoodie and unknown colored jeans. Upon the officers’ arrival, the suspects fled from the station towards Davis Street and San Leandro Boulevard. Several BART and San Leandro officers contained the suspects in a creek near Preda Street and Alder Creek Circle. A BART K-9 unit arrived at the scene to search the area, but the results proved negative and the search ended at 1907 hours. 1110-1128 L12.
San Francisco police dispatch reported receiving a cell phone call from an anonymous male claiming to be a BART patron. The caller said that prior to off-boarding a Dublin train at Civic Center station, he overheard two men talking about detonating a bomb at the A’s game. The caller said that the men had a briefcase with them that he believed might contain explosives. That train had already passed Coliseum station by the time the ISRC/BART PD dispatch received the information. A BART police dispatcher confirmed with Coliseum security and Oakland police that they were aware of this report. At the request of Oakland police, a BART police officer responded to the Coliseum to do a bomb sweep of the area around gate D. Nothing unusual was located.
A patron reported seeing a subject looking around on the platform and intentionally drops a blue backpack behind a column near the east escalator. The patron described the subject as a white male, 20’s, 5-10, brown and white striped knit cap, and wearing blue jeans. The patron stated the subject then went up the steps to concourse level. Officers responded to the scene and agreed the packaged seemed somewhat suspicious and was partially concealed by an orange traffic cone. An officer and police canine responded to the station to inspect the suspicious backpack. Upon inspection by the canine, there was no indication the backpack was suspicious. The backpack contained a towel and miscellaneous personal items. TSOC notified.
An outside law enforcement agency requested the use of one of our canine to search an impounded rental truck. The truck was one of several reported stolen recently and was now at a Concord tow yard. The use of the BART PD canine was approved and a search of the truck was conducted.
Officers and a K-9 handler assisted Hayward PD in locating a male suspected of robbing and shooting a male victim near the station on Tennyson Road. The search for the suspect proved negative, and the victim is in critical condition. 1106-1899 L12.
A 22-year-old male fare evader fled from officers because he had an outstanding $20,000 Alameda Co. misdemeanor-battery warrant. An unsuccessful search for the suspect was conducted at a nearby apartment complex with patrol officers and a BART PD K-9. (suspect description: B-M, dark complexion, 6-1, 205, faded-style haircut, black hat, red long-sleeve sweater, black pants, black backpack, ear rings in both ears, tattoos on chest and left forearm)
Alameda police requested the assistance of a BART police K-9 to search for a gun that may have been discarded by a juvenile suspect detained for shooting into an inhabited dwelling. An officer and his K-9 conducted a search between 1611-1738 hrs. They did not locate a weapon.
Hayward PD called to request the use of our police K-9 to search for three residential burglary suspects who had also rammed a police vehicle with their vehicle (which was later determined to be stolen). HPD had a perimeter set and wanted to use the K-9 to search the area. During the search, the BART Police K-9 located one of the suspects and he was taken into custody.
A K-9 officer on patrol contacted an adult male for lodging in the station and discovered that the male had $40,000 worth of warrants for his arrest for burglary. The male was booked at San Francisco County Jail for the warrants.
San Leandro Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at the corner of San Leandro Blvd and Marina Blvd, approximately 50 yards away from BART’s aerial track way. The driver of the vehicle was on active parole. The suspect was acting strangely and had a fake license plate attached to the vehicle. San Leandro Police conducted a search of the suspect’s vehicle and inside of the trunk located a suspicious shoebox that appeared to be wired with an alarm attached. San Leandro Officers immediately set up a perimeter around the vehicle. Train service was stopped in both directions and the San Leandro Station, which is only several blocks away, was closed until it could be searched. Alameda County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad arrived on scene and after a thorough investigation determined that BART service could be restored in both directions. A BART Police K9 and several BART Police Officers performed a sweep of the interior and exterior of San Leandro Station for anything suspicious and met with negative results. Service was restored at 1010 hours.
The Alameda County Sheriff's Office called our agency to request assistance with a search for two residential burglary suspects. The resident of the home interrupted the crime and the suspects fled, but were believed to be in the area. A BART Police K-9 responded and was about to begin the search when the suspects decided to surrender and were taken into custody.
Officials at the Martinez VA hospital requested BART police assistance after receiving two bomb threats. Two BART police K-9s responded, along with a Travis Air Force Base K-9, and searched the hospital. No explosive material was located.
A BPD K9 was used to search a residential area for a grand theft/burglary suspect. The request for a K9 search came via San Leandro P.D. A search was conducted for the adult male suspect with negative results.