While off-duty and driving on west bound Highway 4, a BART officer witnessed the occupant of a vehicle traveling in the same direction fire a handgun at another vehicle. The suspect vehicle then exited the highway at the Port Chicago Highway exit and collided with another vehicle at the end of the off-ramp. A short time later, the officer arrived at the collision scene, identified himself as a police officer, and held one of the occupants of the suspect vehicle at gunpoint until Concord Police and California Patrol officers arrived. The occupants of the suspect vehicle were then taken into custody. A BART sergeant responded to perform the use of force investigation. The Highway patrol handled the shooting investigation, but no shooting victims were readily located.
While at the corner of E. 12th St. and 33rd Ave., adjacent to the station, officers were flagged-down by the victim of a strong-arm robbery which had just occurred. The officers chased after, and eventually detained, one of the two suspects at the corner of International Blvd. and 33rd Ave. The victim, who was not injured, described how she was confronted by the suspects and then punched in the chest shortly before the suspects took her cell phone and fled. Oakland Police officers took custody of the suspect and completed the robbery investigation. A BART Police sergeant responded to perform a use of force investigation.
Officers detained a male suspect who was reportedly removing security sensors from new articles of clothing while aboard a Daly City bound train. During the detention, and after further investigation, officers discovered the clothing had been recently stolen from a San Leandro sporting goods store. The suspect was also found to be on active court probation, which included a stay away order from all BART properties. The officers then placed the suspect under arrest for violating the stay away order, probation violation, burglary and possession of stolen property. Prior to being booked into the county jail, however, the suspect made suicidal statements and was transported to the county’s mental health pavilion for further evaluation. Once cleared from the pavilion, he will be booked.
A retired BART Police Officer reported losing their retiree police badge and identification card while a passenger aboard an Uber vehicle from the San Jose Airport to the Westin Hotel, Millbrae, between 0030 and 0115 hours. An officer contacted the retiree and completed a report. The badge and identification card were entered into the Automated Property System, police agencies were notified via teletype, and TSOC was notified as well.
Officers were flagged down by the victim of a battery, which had just occurred. The victim reported that while near the mid-way point of the pedestrian bridge that connects the station to the sports complex, he approached the suspect, with whom he is familiar, and asked for repayment of a debt. The suspect, however, punched the victim about the head - partially causing him to fall down a nearby stairway. The officers detained the suspect nearby, and then placed him under arrest for battery as the victim wanted to pursue a complaint against him. As a result of being battered, and partially falling down the stairway, the victim sustained minor injuries to his hands and head so paramedics treated and released him at the scene. A sergeant responded and approved the arrest before the suspect was booked into the county jail for battery.
BART employees reported that BART vehicle 1444 was burglarized while it was parked in front of 1211 Embarcadero Ave, Oakland. The time frame for the burglary was 0915-1015 hours and it was via driver’s side window smashed. The reported loss included personal items along with work bags, a BART FOB key, and a TWIC card. The vehicle was processed for fingerprints and the proper notifications (Oakland Vent/TSOC) were made by the Security Manager Lieutenant.
Officers detained a male suspect for fare evasion. During the detention officers learned of two outstanding battery/theft related arrest warrants for the suspect, and placed him under arrest. A short time later, an officer assigned to the dispatch center noted that the suspect appeared to match the description of an earlier reported armed robbery suspect from San Francisco Police jurisdiction who was last seen fleeing toward the downtown area. San Francisco Police officers then responded to the station and took custody of the suspect, who was positively identified as the robbery suspect. 1512-4131 (SFPD incident #50905) L10
Richmond PD advised that they had an active shooter suspect from their City, armed with a weapon in his waistband, possibly en-route to the station. Several BART PD officers checked the Del Norte, Richmond and El Cerrito Plaza stations for the possible suspect, who was described as a Black male, 25 years, wearing a black jacket with grey sweatpants. A train that had gone through the Del Norte Station prior to the officer's arrival was searched at the El Cerrito Plaza Station with negative results. The various station searches for the suspect were negative. Richmond PD did not have any further details regarding the active shooter.
A victim reported that their white Honda Accord and wallet were taken at gunpoint in the area of 7th Street and Mandela Parkway. The victim walked to the station to make the report. Officers assisted with an area check, but could not locate the victim vehicle. The investigation was turned over to Oakland PD.
Officers responded to the station’s platform level regarding the report of mall security chasing a female suspect who had earlier stolen property from a store and who then brandished a knife at security officers as they attempted to detain her. The BART officers managed to safely detain the suspect until San Francisco Police officers arrived to handle the entire case.
Officers responded to the station regarding a victim’s report of a male suspect having brandished a knife while in the Fruitvale Village area, and then fleeing to the station’s Richmond platform. The officers safely detained the suspect, who was found to be in possession of a “box cutter" knife, and turned him over to the custody of Oakland Police officers as the incident occurred in their jurisdiction. As a result of the incident, train service was delayed by approximately 11 minutes.
San Mateo PD detectives requested assistance in locating a murder suspect believed to be attempting to escape by using BART. San Mateo detectives tracked the suspect's cell phone and BART officers swept trains looking for the suspect at Rockridge and El Cerrito Plaza Stations, with negative results. Sometime later, the phone was located again at Walnut Creek Station. Officers again responded and searched the station and parking structure, with negative results. The phone pinged in the area south of the station. Walnut Creek PD and other agencies, with the assistance of aircraft, continued to search the city for the suspect.
San Mateo PD called the ISRC and requested for trains to be searched for a murder suspect they were looking for. San Mateo PD further advised that one of their officers was pinging the suspects cell phone and that it indicated that the ping was coming from the Colma Station. An earlier ping showed that the suspect may have been at the SFO Station. A simultaneous search was conducted of multiple trains holding at the Daly City and Colma Stations by BART and allied agencies. The officers were unable to locate the suspect in question. Trains were held so that the officers could await cover and search them.
An officer on routine patrol of the Oakland Airport Connector saw a vehicle-pedestrian accident on San Leandro Street across from the station. Code 3 medical attention was requested and officers tended to the victim, secured the scene and provided traffic control until Oakland PD units could arrive to take over the investigation. The juvenile victim was transported by ambulance to Children's Hospital for treatment of potentially life-threatening head injuries.
SF MUNI advised BART Operations Control that they had received reports of shots fired on the MUNI platform at Montgomery Street Station. SFPD confirmed that they had received a report of shots fired on the MUNI platform, with patrons running from the area. This information could not be confirmed via the CCTV system. Trains were run through the station as a precaution while BART and SFPD officers responded to investigate. Officers were unable to establish that any crime occurred and there appeared to be no merit to the report. Station stops were delayed about 11 minutes as a result of this incident. TSOC notified.
Oakland PD requested all available units from surrounding agencies respond to assist them with a sideshow involving approximately 400 vehicles, in the area of 55th and International. Suspects reportedly fired shots at responding officers and a police helicopter. BART officers responded, along with CHP and Alameda County Sheriff's deputies. BART officers held a perimeter while OPD dispersed the sideshow and conducted their investigation.
A sergeant observed a vehicle driving erratically on I-80 and conducted a traffic stop to investigate possible DUI. The driver was ultimately arrested for DUI. Record checks showed that the driver was unlicensed and was on probation for reckless driving. The driver was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility for DUI, driving without a license, possession of open containers of alcohol and marijuana in a vehicle and probation violation.
A victim reported that two male suspects snatched his phone from his hand. The suspects were only described as two black males, one wearing a red mask and the other a yellow mask. Officers determined that the crime actually occurred in on a nearby city street and the case was turned over to SFPD for investigation.
While on patrol, an officer was flagged down by taxi cab driver who claimed he was battered by another individual on the street. The officer located and detained a subject a few blocks away. A wants check revealed that the subject had a misdemeanor no bail juvenile warrant issued from the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office. The subject was arrested and booked into the Martinez Detention facility for his warrant. The taxi cab driver did not wish to place the subject under citizen’s arrest for the battery.
Berkeley PD notified our department that one of their bait bikes had been stolen from an address on Allston Way and was currently on the Richmond bound train approaching El Cerrito del Norte. An officer responded and located a male in possession of a bike that matched the description provided by Berkeley PD. The man was detained and the serial number confirmed that it was the bait bike. Record checks showed that the man had numerous probation entries for theft and narcotics and that he had a $10,000 arrest warrant for possession of stolen property, held by Berkeley PD. Berkeley PD responded and took custody of the man and recovered their bait bike.
An officer responded to the station regarding a female juvenile runaway, from the state of Washington, who was reportedly speaking with her parents from a station pay phone. The officer located the juvenile, who then told the officer that she had been drugged and sexually assaulted while in San Francisco Police jurisdiction. At this point, the officer transported the juvenile to San Francisco General Hospital where they were met by San Francisco Police investigators, who ultimately took custody of the juvenile and handled the sexual assault investigation.
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.
A business owner flagged down passing officers to report a disturbance at the business. Officers detained a male and female and determined that no crime had been committed. However, record checks showed that the male had an outstanding no-bail arrest warrant for domestic violence, held by the Shasta County Sheriff's Office. The man was arrested and booked at Santa Rita Jail for his warrant. The female was release at the scene.
An anonymous patron reported a male had two backpacks full of clothing and the store security tags were still attached to the items. The male was going through each bag and examining the clothing aboard a Daly City bound train. Officers intercepted the train and contacted the male. The male was in possession of clothing and items that were later determined to have been stolen from CVS Pharmacy and Marshalls in Fremont. A records check revealed the male was on probation for theft. A clerk (witness) from Marshalls identified the male as the person she saw steal clothing from the store. In addition, the clerk identified items that were stolen from Marshalls. Clothing was placed into evidence and the male was placed under arrest for possession of stolen property and a probation violation. The male was booked at Glenn Dyer Jail.