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.
An officer responded to the station regarding a stabbing victim near the front of the station. Shortly after arriving, the officer located the (male) victim, who was suffering from a stab wound to his upper torso. The officer administered first aid, summoned medical personnel and learned that the stabbing had occurred on northbound highway 680. California Highway Patrol Officers responded to the station and took control of the investigation as the incident occurred in their jurisdiction. The victim was eventually transported to a local hospital for further medical attention.
The Walnut Creek Police Officers requested, and were provided with, the assistance of BART Police canines as a high school in their city received a written bomb threat from an unknown source. BART canines searched the school over the course of nearly 1.5 hours, but did not locate any suspicious devices. Walnut Creek Police then continued with their criminal investigation related to the threat.
BART and Berkeley officers responded to the Berkeley Station to search for robbery suspects. Trains were held out while the platform was searched. Two males were detained on the platform and one resisted arrest resulting in a use of force by a BART officer. A sergeant responded to conduct a use of force investigation. The male continued to resist and was placed in a WRAP. Berkeley PD is handling the case. Trains were delayed 13 minutes.
A male who was creating a disturbance inside the Westfield Mall entered the station and was encountered by officers on patrol The man was combative and had to be placed in a WRAP device to prevent him from injuring himself. The man was placed on an emergency psychiatric detention and was transported to San Francisco General Hospital for evaluation and treatment.
An officer was flagged down on a shooting that had just occurred on the N/B 880 freeway, just south of the 5th Avenue off-ramp. A male victim had been fired at by a suspect in another vehicle which fled the scene. The officer rendered aid to the victim until medical aid arrived. The case was turned over to the CHP for further investigation.
Officers detained a male suspect for reportedly slapping his former girlfriend while the two were in a vehicle at the corner of 69th Avenue and San Leandro Street, Oakland. Oakland Police officers eventually arrived at the station and took custody of the suspect.
A citizen reported several people fighting in the parking lot off 35th Avenue. Officers responded and detained two females. Officers determined that the two were involved in a dating relationship. Oakland PD was unable to respond in a timely manner, so the primary aggressor was arrested for domestic violence and was booked at Santa Rita Jail. The victim refused an EPO and domestic violence resources.
Two callers reported an altercation taking place in the parking lot near Cutting and San Pablo. Officers responded and detained two females. Officers determined that the two were involved in a dating relationship and that domestic battery had occurred while the couple were driving their car on the 580 freeway. CHP officers responded to take over the investigation and ultimately arrested the primary aggressor for domestic violence.
Officers were called to an intoxicated female who had fallen in the bus zone. The female was transported by ambulance to the hospital for treatment. While at the hospital, the female reported that she had been sexually assaulted the night before, but did not remember where the assault had occurred. She was sure the crime was not committed on BART property, but she could not say in which jurisdiction it occurred. Officers responded to the hospital and began the preliminary investigation. The Investigations Unit will conduct the follow up investigation.
The driver of a black 1990’s Jeep Grand Cherokee experienced a medical emergency while traveling on westbound Interstate 580, which in turn caused the vehicle to collide with the center median above the station. After striking the median, the vehicle fell through an opening between the east and west bound lanes of the interstate and landed in the station’s bus zone. No pedestrians and/or patrons were injured, but the vehicle’s driver and a passenger were seriously injured. BART Police and Highway Patrol officers responded, as did medical personnel. Paramedics eventually transported the injured to a nearby hospital, and Highway patrol officers took over the investigation as the collision originated in their jurisdiction. With the exception of interstate fencing and related debris landing in the bus zone, there was no damage to BART property and train service was not interrupted.
A victim contacted BART officers advising that a male suspect just tried to rob her of her purse. The officers searched the area and located and detained a possible suspect in the plaza area. The Oakland Police Department responded and took over the investigation.
While on patrol, an officer heard several shots fired in the 3800 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard, in the vicinity of several Oakland PD vehicles. It was determined that an Oakland PD officer had been involved in a shooting in front of a residence. BART officers, along with Emeryville PD and Alameda County Sheriff's Office personnel, assisted Oakland PD by providing traffic control while Oakland PD secured the crime scene and cleared several residences.
A patron reported that their blue 1996 Nissan Altima had been stolen from the station between 1700-1730 hours. An officer responded and determined that the vehicle had actually been parked on city streets. The officer took the report as a courtesy.
Fremont PD reported that they were looking for a suspect who stole a vehicle, was placed under psychiatric detention, and then escaped. An initial check of the station yielded negative results. While on patrol, a BART officer saw a subject in the free area of the station who matched the description provided by Fremont PD and detained him. Fremont PD arrived, confirmed it was the suspect they were looking for, and assumed custody.
An officer was at the station when he responded to a call of a female screaming for help in the passenger pick up zone. The officer located a female subject covered in blood. Hayward PD was advised and they responded as well. Hayward PD arrived and the BART officer assisted in placing the female subject in handcuffs. BART PD received information that the female subject may have been involved in a homicide that occurred in the city of Hayward. The case was turned over to Hayward PD. A BART sergeant was on scene to supervise and the video recovery team was also notified. BART Officers also assisted with securing the scene at the station.
A female victim reported that as she and her boyfriend/suspect were seated in a vehicle and arguing, he suddenly punched her in the stomach. The suspect then took a set of keys and the victim’s cell, both of which were resting on the vehicle’s dashboard, as the victim fled from the vehicle and made her way to the BART station. A sergeant and officers responded. While the victim was being interviewed, the suspect was located and detained near the station by one of the officers. The victim positively identified the suspect as the responsible and he was placed under arrest for domestic violence and petty theft. As the crimes were determined to have occurred in Richmond Police jurisdiction, they were notified of the arrest but were unable to provide an estimated response/arrival time. So, the sergeant approved the arrest and the entire case was handled by BART Police as a courtesy to Richmond Police. The suspect was then booked into the county jail for domestic violence and petty theft. The victim was not injured.
San Francisco Police Officers contacted BART Officers and advised they had tracked a murder suspect from their city to BART. Subsequently, trains were held at four different stations in Oakland and San Leandro. Finally, at about 2214 hours, San Francisco Officers arrested the suspect at the corner of Davis St., near station’s north parking lot without incident. BART Police officers were not directly involved in the arrest, but assisted the San Francisco officers with a uniform presence after the arrest. As a result of this incident, train holds totaled approximately 30-40 minutes in train delays.
Officers and a sergeant responded to a report of a fire just outside of the yard, in a known homeless encampment area. The Fire department responded and had to cut a portion of the BART fence to reach the fire. Medical was summoned for a subject who was asleep in the area and affected by the smoke. Amtrak was advised as the fire was affecting their track way. It is unknown how the fire started but there appears to be no evidence of foul play. Information regarding the incident will be forwarded to Richmond PD and Amtrak.
Concord PD reported that they were investigating a burglary that occurred just across from the station. It was reported that the suspect was now at the station. An officer was at the station, located the suspect, and took him in custody. A wants check revealed that the suspect had a no bail warrant issued from Antioch PD for attempted murder. The suspect was transferred to the custody of Concord PD.