Berkeley police requested that a Fremont train be held because two Berkeley male robbery suspects, at least one of whom was armed with a gun, were believed to be aboard. The train was held at MacArthur station. A BART police sergeant and three officers responded to the scene. BART police personnel accompanied Berkeley police to the platform and assisted in the train search. Oakland police secured the concourse level of the station. Berkeley police detained four people initially, then released one of them. Berkeley police recovered an air-soft pistol and two backpacks, at least one of which contained marijuana. Once Berkeley police recovered the evidence and photographed the area in which the items were found, the train was released. The train was held for 30 minutes. TSOC was notified.
A bus driver flagged down BART officers to report that she had seen a possible robbery just outside of the station and she was able to point out the suspect. Officers attempted to make contact, but the suspect fled. An officer caught up to the suspect and determined that he was hiding in some bushes and the officer could see a knife in his hand. The suspect was ordered at gunpoint to drop the knife, which he did. The robbery victim then arrived and said he had been robbed of $5. The victim identified the suspect as the same person who had shown him a knife and demanded his money. Because the crime occurred in Richmond PD's jurisdiction, the case was turned over to them. Custody of the suspect was turned over to RPD.
A BART police officer assisted Oakland police in arresting a man wanted on a robbery warrant. The officer tackled the fleeing suspect, who had gotten away from the Oakland officers who had detained him. The suspect was subsequently found to be in possession of a .22 caliber pistol. A BART police sergeant responded to the scene to conduct the use-of-force investigation.
San Francisco Police received a report that a stabbing had just occurred at a restaurant near the 16th Street station. San Francisco Police chased a suspect into the station and confronted him on the platform. After pepper spray was unsuccessful in subduing the suspect, a bean bag round was fired and the suspect was taken into custody. Trains were delayed for approximately 15 minutes while officers attempted to locate the weapon and witnesses. No one was injured, although a San Francisco officer had his eyes washed out due to the blow back from the pepper spray being used. A BART police sergeant and several of our officers arrived at the scene to assist SFPD. Video recovery notified.
A female used a call box in the parking lot to report that she had been raped in an apartment complex near the station. She stated she was approached by three black males as she exited the BART station and offered a drink. She accepted and went with the males to the apartment building. She believed the males put something in her drink, as she blacked out and could not remember anything. She returned to the station about 30 minutes later and reported the assault. Responding officers met the victim and stayed with her until Concord PD and medical aid arrived. The case was turned over to Concord PD for further investigation.
Officers were flagged down regarding a battery in progress on the street level of the Powell St. station. Officers were able to take the suspect into custody without incident. A victim was located who signed a citizen's arrest against the suspect. The suspect was also found to have three infraction warrants. The suspect was booked for battery and the warrants at the San Francisco County Jail.
While in the employee parking lot at 6th and Madison Streets, an officer heard multiple gunshots coming from the downtown area. Oakland Police were notified and the BART officer drove towards downtown. As he approached the Jackson Street on-ramp to highway 880, the officer came upon what appeared to be the victim of a traffic collision lying on the roadway. The officer soon discovered the (male) victim was connected to the earlier reported gunshots. In addition, the officer discovered a second male victim suffering from a gunshot wound while seated in a nearby vehicle. Oakland and Highway patrol officers responded to the scene, as did medical personnel. Oakland officers eventually took control of the investigation, which was determined to be a double homicide. No suspect(s) information was available.
A male citizen reported via cell phone that he was at the station and that his family was in danger. The man claimed to have a 9mm handgun in the door pocket of his silver Audi and said he did not want any police vehicles near his. The man appeared to be mentally ill and he became irate and uncooperative when dispatchers asked him questions about his identity. BART police officers, along with several Millbrae PD and San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department officers, responded to the area. The officers cleared the station, but did not locate the caller. Information was received that the man had driven to the Bank of America on Broadway, a short distance from the station. The subject entered the bank on foot with his weapon. Millbrae officers, with the assistance of two BART police officers, established a perimeter around the bank and the employees left the business. The man was talked into coming out of the bank and was taken into custody by Millbrae officers without incident. The subject was placed on a 5150 W&I hold by Millbrae PD.
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.
An officer responded to the Richmond Amtrak platform, adjacent to the Richmond BART station, in order to perform a welfare check upon an adult female. On contact, the officer determined the female was unable to care for her own safety due to her level of public (alcohol) intoxication and placed her under arrest. A search of the suspect’s property incident to the arrest revealed more than one (1) ounce of Marijuana. A sergeant responded to the scene, approved the arrest and debriefed the suspect. The suspect was then booked at the Contra Costa County jail, Martinez, for public intoxication and for possessing more than one ounce of Marijuana.
As a pair of officers refueled their patrol vehicle at a service station near the corner of Sierra Lane and Doherty Road, they observed the occupants of a private vehicle acting suspicious. A short time later the vehicle’s passenger approached the officers and stated the vehicle’s driver was armed with a handgun. The suspect vehicle then drove away before officers could make contact with the driver. The vehicle, however, returned a short time later and the officers detained the driver; no weapon was located on the suspect’s person or his vehicle. Dublin police officers responded to the scene and took control of the suspect, who was believed to be under the influence of a controlled substance. As the Dublin officers prepared to transfer the suspect from the BART Police vehicle to their patrol vehicle, the suspect became physically resistive. A BART officer assisted the Dublin officers in restraining the suspect. A BART sergeant responded to she scene and performed a use of force investigation. No injuries were sustained by officers, but the suspect sustained a minor injury. He was transported to a local hospital, via ambulance, and will be booked by Dublin officers when medically cleared.
An AC Transit Bus driver reported that a juvenile (BM, red/blue sweatshirt, red baseball cap, black backpack) was leaving the bus zone with a handgun in his backpack. The suspect was last seen walking toward B Street/Grand Street. Officers responded to the station and Hayward PD was given the description. Hayward officers encountered a possible suspect on a nearby city street and an officer involved shooting occurred. The suspect fled into the neighborhood yards and, as of the time of this entry, had not been located. BART Officers assisted by holding a perimeter while the search was conducted. Station video and AC Transit Bus video is being requested and will be made available to Hayward PD investigators.
At the request of Oakland Police, the 12th Street Station was closed due to a shooting that occurred just outside the station 5-10 minutes earlier. Streets were closed northbound at Broadway and 12th Street, and southbound at Broadway and 14th Street. A sweep of the station was conducted for the suspect(s) with negative results. There was no delay in service, but trains did not stop at the station for approximately 46 minutes.
Two juveniles ran into the station and boarded an East Bay bound train after snatching an iPhone from a victim on the streets of San Francisco. Officers intercepted the train at the Powell Street Station, and detained two juveniles matching the description given and positively identified by witnesses to the theft. Officers were unable to locate the victim and the case was turned over to San Francisco Police. Trains were delayed for 14 minutes.
A patron called to report that he saw two males on the train, one of whom had an injured/bleeding elbow. He asked what had caused the injury and one of them told him that they had crashed a stolen car. The patron off boarded at Castro Valley Station and reported the information (along with a detailed description of the suspects) to the station agent. Earlier in the day there was a Modesto carjacking case in which the suspects had been pursued by the CHP into the city of San Francisco, where they crashed the vehicle and fled apprehension. These suspects matched the description given in that case. Officers intercepted the train and detained the two suspects. One was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun. Modesto PD, SFPD and CHP were notified. Modesto PD could not get in touch with their victims and asked that we identify the two suspects. Neither SFPD nor CHP had anyone who could identify them as the earlier suspects. The suspect with the handgun was identified, treated for his injury and will be booked into the Santa Rita Jail for the firearm charge. The other suspect was identified and released. Both suspects were clear of warrants/probation or parole wants. Their information will be forwarded to Modesto PD.
Dispatch received a call from Contra Costa County Juvenile Probation advising that a juvenile they were looking for (for a probation violation) may have been on a bus to the Pittsburg Station. The juvenile was reportedly being tracked by his ankle monitor. An officer checked the station and located the juvenile. He was taken into custody and turned over to juvenile probation (who responded to the station to take custody of him).
While on street level, near 14th Street and Broadway, officers saw two male suspects beating a third male. The officers, who believed the beating was an in-progress robbery, arrested the suspects at gun-point. Subsequently, one of the suspects was found to be in possession of a loaded firearm, and the other suspect was found to have an outstanding juvenile warrant. The victim explained that the incident was in fact a battery, but declined to pursue a criminal complaint against the suspects. The suspects, however, were placed under arrest for their individual crime and outstanding warrant, respectively. The victim refused medical attention for minor injuries at the scene. A sergeant responded to the scene in order to approve the arrests, perform the use of force investigation, and debrief the suspects. The suspects, both of whom are juveniles, were booked at the Alameda County Juvenile detention center, San Leandro.
The station agent reported hearing several gun shots from the vicinity of the parking structure. Responding officers quickly determined that an Alameda County Sheriff's Office deputy had been involved in a shooting at 33rd and San Leandro, adjacent to the station. BART officers assisted Oakland police and ACSO units by providing traffic control until they were relieved. The station bus zone was closed because the exit from the bus zone interfered with the crime scene on San Leandro Street.
A patron reported seeing a black male juvenile walking near the station with a handgun. The suspect was described as having a dark complexion, a short afro hairstyle and wearing a gray shirt. He was in the company of a second black male juvenile, wearing a black and white track jacket. The suspects were last seen at 40th and MLK. Officers located two juveniles matching the suspect descriptions at a bus stop at 40th and West Streets. The two turned out to be a male and female, rather than two males. Officers located a replica, Air Soft-type handgun on the person of the male juvenile. Responding Oakland PD officers believed that the two detainees might be the persons who committed a robbery in their city earlier. Witnesses to the robbery were unable to identify the detainees, but the robbery victim's cell phone was found on the female's person. Oakland officers arrested the female for possession of stolen property. The male with the replica handgun was arrested for an Oakland Municipal Code section prohibiting the carrying of a projectile weapon by a juvenile. The male was issued a citation for the violation and released to his mother.
The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department called to give us the description of a suicidal subject who may have already cut himself. They said that his cellphone was pinged in the area of our Pittsburg Station. Officers checked the station with negative results. A short time later, they called back to say that his phone appeared to be on a train approaching Walnut Creek Station. A sergeant and officers were dispatched to check the train. A sergeant located the subject (with bandages on his arms) and he refused to off-board the train. Walnut Creek PD officers arrived to assist in taking the subject into custody, but the subject resisted the detention. The subject was eventually detained and transported by ambulance for psychiatric evaluation. The train was held for approximately 18 minutes as a result.
An officer was flagged down by a security officer that reported a male had broken the windows to a store inside the Fruitvale Plaza. The officer detained the male and requested OPD to respond. OPD advised they had an extended time of arrival so the officer took over the case and booked the male for vandalism. A sergeant responded to approve the arrest and debrief the male. The male was booked into the Glenn Dyer Jail for vandalism.
Officers assisted Oakland Police in arresting two men involved in a robbery that occurred in the Fruitvale Village a few minutes earlier. Upon robbing the store owner of several items with a TASER, the two men boarded a train at the Fruitvale Station and off-boarded at the Coliseum Station. After obtaining their descriptions, the aforementioned officers spotted the men coming out of a store and placed the two suspects (Anthony Sims, B/M, 7/15/74 and Sohail Rahimi, I/M 5/18/89) into custody after a brief pursuit. A sergeant responded to the scene to approve the arrest, and conduct the use of force investigation. There were no injuries, and the case was turned over to Oakland Police.
SFPD reported a suspicious device on a bus bench at Cyril Magnin/Market Streets. SFPD requested the closure of Powell Street Station. The station was closed and trains were held out of the station while the device was examined and determined by the bomb squad to be safe. Service was restored at 0751 hours. TSOC was notified of the incident.
A security guard reported that a vandalism suspect who had broken a Broadway storefront window had entered the station. Officers detained the suspect on the platform. The suspect was positively identified by a witness to the crime. BART police handled the case as an outside assist due to Oakland police having an extended response time. The suspect was arrested for felony vandalism and public intoxication. The suspect was debriefed by a sergeant. The suspect was booked into Santa Rita Jail.
Officers in Oakland responded to a report of the possible parental abduction of a 4 year old where the male suspect and child were last seen on a train headed toward the Coliseum station. BART and Alameda County officers later spotted the suspect and child crossing the street at 5th and Broadway in Oakland, and took them into custody without incident. The case was turned over to Alameda County Sheriff’s Department.