Officers responded to the main entrance area of the Metropolitan Transit Commission building regarding a strong arm robbery which had just occurred. The victim, who suffered injuries to his face and arms, stated an adult Black male forcibly took his wrist watch and fled in a green, possibly Ford Windstar or Dodge Chrysler, van toward downtown. The victim was able to provide the suspect vehicle’s partial plate numbers of 162, and further described the suspect as follows: mid-20s; wearing black pants with multiple pockets and a red shirt. A search of the area for the suspect’s vehicle ended unsuccessfully, and Oakland Police officers arrived to take over the investigation. The victim was eventually transported to a local hospital.
While on patrol at the station, a BART officer assisted an Alameda County Sheriff’s deputy who was in the middle of a traffic stop at the station. During the detention the male driver/suspect suddenly attacked the deputy, and the BART officer attempted to subdue him by spraying him with pepper spray. This method, however, did not affect the suspect. Next, the officer discharged his Taser, but missed the suspect. Shortly thereafter, multiple deputies arrived on scene and assisted in taking the suspect into custody. A female passenger was also taken into custody for an outstanding $10K misdemeanor alcohol-related warrant. The suspect was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment of minor-moderate injuries, before being booked into the county jail. The female was transported to the county jail for the warrant. The primary deputy was transported to a local hospital for his injuries. The BART officer sustained minor injuries as a result of the incident, but did not need immediate medical attention. A BART Police sergeant responded to perform the use of force investigation.
A sergeant and officers responded to the station after receiving reports of a male subject suffering from a gunshot wound while on the platform. A station agent made contact with the involved subject, who showed the agent what appeared to be a minor scratch on his back. Arriving officers contacted the subject who described being shot at an unknown location in the city of Oakland. The subject, however, declined medical attention and then refused to cooperate further with officers. As a result of this incident, train service to the station was minimally impacted.
Two male victims were robbed of a wallet and cell phone on Center Street near 7th. The victims came to the station to report the crime. The victims spoke Korean and reported through a translator that two black males, one of whom was armed with a handgun, robbed them and fled northbound on Center Street. The suspects were described as being 6' and 5'9" tall, wearing black hooded sweatshirts and jeans. The taller suspect had the handgun. Officers responded, but could not locate the suspects in the area. The victims could not wait for Oakland PD to respond to take the report.
Multiple calls were received regarding a drive-by shooting that occurred near the station, close to the taxi stand on Grant Street. A male victim was shot in the leg by a suspect in a passing vehicle. The suspect vehicle was described as a gray or black 4-door sedan, which fled toward Clayton Road. The shooting occurred in Concord PD's jurisdiction and they are taking the lead in the investigation. BART officers responded to assist with the crime scene and search the area for the suspect vehicle. The victim in this incident was arrested by BART PD last night for probation violation, an outstanding warrant and resisting arrest. The victim's injuries are not believed to be life threatening. There was no impact on service.
A station agent reported that their personal vehicle was burglarized while it was parked at their residence in San Francisco, between 2100 hours on 12/13/14 and 1700 hours on 12/14/14. During the burglary, the employee’s BART-issued equipment was taken. The burglary was reported to the San Francisco Police Department. An officer responded and completed a report detailing the theft of the BART property.
BART employees reported a domestic violence incident in progress near the elevator to the Coliseum walkway. Officers responded and detained a male and female couple at 69th and Snell. The witness positively identified the couple as the persons involved in the domestic violence incident. The female victim was uncooperative, but admitted that the male pushed her to the ground and caused a small laceration over her eye. The couple lives together, so the male suspect was arrested for domestic violence. Officers determined that the crime occurred away from the station, but Oakland PD was unavailable to respond in a timely manner, so our officers took the case. Medical aid responded to treat the victim at the scene. The victim refused an EPO. The suspect was booked at Glenn Dyer Jail for domestic violence.
A victim reported that he was near the station when he robbed by two Hispanic male subjects. The suspects reportedly fled on foot towards the station. A BART officer spotted two possible suspects in the bus zone and detained them without incident. The incident apparently occurred in ACSO’s jurisdiction so they were called out to take over the incident. The victim later positively identified both subjects as the same suspects who robbed him. No medical was required for the victim.
Officers witnessed a man and woman in an argument near the station. It was discovered both parties, who were currently in relationship, had battered each other prior to the officers’ arrival. There were no visible injuries and no medical assistance was given. Both parties were arrested for domestic battery. A record check on the female revealed she had an outstanding no-bail arrest warrant out of the California Department of Corrections for forgery, for which she was also booked. A search of the male incident to arrest for domestic battery resulted in the recovery of a butterfly knife, for which he was also booked.
An officer responded to a report of a subject ramming shopping carts into vehicles. He arrived and detained a subject matching the description and determined he was intoxicated. Three victim vehicles were located and a witness positively identified the subject as the same person who they saw ramming the shopping carts into the vehicles, causing damage. The subject was arrested and is to be booked into the Santa Rita Jail for public intoxication and vandalism. Notes were left for the victim vehicles which were parked in parking stalls just outside of the station. The Hayward Police Department advised they were not able to respond.
While at the Safeway near the El Cerrito Del Nortel Station, a sergeant was advised by a Safeway employee that a patron reported to him that a White male subject had brandished a gun and threatened to shoot her. Officer Liu responded to assist. While talking to the employee, they saw the suspect approach the registers. The sergeant and officer took the suspect into custody without incident. An airsoft handgun was recovered. The suspect gave a full confession and was arrested and booked into the Martinez Detention for making criminal threats.
While on patrol, Officers detained a subject for fare evasion. The sergeant recognized the subject as a person wanted from the San Francisco Police Department for homicide and the officers took her into custody without incident. The San Francisco Police Department was notified of the arrest. San Francisco PD responded and took the female into custody.
While on patrol, a BART officer saw Fremont police officers conducting a felony vehicle stop. The officer assisted with the Fremont officers who eventually took the suspect, who was suspected of kidnapping, into custody. A sergeant responded to conduct a use of force investigation.
A male juvenile victim reported that while near a bicycle shop in the Fruitvale Village he was approached by a Black male suspect who asked to use the victim’s cell phone. The victim, who felt intimidated by the suspect’s approach, gave the suspect the phone. Shortly after receiving the phone, the suspect threatened to shoot the victim, though no gun was seen. Frightened, the victim managed to safely walk away and was eventually met by his adult uncle. BART officers responded and performed an area search for the suspect, but were unable to locate him. Attempts to track the victim’s iPhone were also unsuccessful. The victim further described the suspect as appearing to be in his late teens – early twenties; wearing a black jacket, white T-shirt with a stain on its front and blue jeans. Although the incident occurred in Oakland Police jurisdiction, BART Police handled the entire case as a courtesy.
Pittsburg Police advised BART Police of a subject they were pursuing near the station and who was wanted on an outstanding domestic violence warrant. A short time after receiving the information, BART Police dispatchers saw the subject approaching the station, via video cameras. Through a coordinated effort, BART and Pittsburg officers arrested the subject on the concourse level of the station without incident; a BART sergeant responded as well. Pittsburg officers then took complete custody of the subject/incident. Train service was minimally affected by the incident.
Richmond Police requested the assistance of BART Police canines in order to search a large facility in their city in response to a bomb threat. Canine officers responded and, after a lengthy search, were unable to locate any explosive devices.
While at the corner of Center St. and Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, an officer saw two adult males engaged in an argument. Suddenly, one of the males brandished a knife at the other and the officer intervened by ordering, at gunpoint, him into the prone position. The male complied and the officer placed him in handcuffs without further incident. Shortly thereafter, Berkeley Police Officers arrived and took custody of the responsible. A BART sergeant responded and performed the use of force investigation. None of the involved parties were injured.
An officer responded to the station regarding the report of a suicidal female there. On his arrival, the officer contacted the female and determined she was in need of a psychological evaluation. Paramedics were summoned to the station at this point and, while awaiting their arrival, the female told the officer she had previously met a male adult at the station and together they had traveled aboard a bus to the city of Stockton. While aboard the bus and at a location in that city, the female stated she was sexually assaulted by the male. Paramedics then arrived at the station and the female was transported to a local hospital where she received medical treatment for the assault, as well as a psychological evaluation. A BART Police Detective responded to the hospital and interviewed the female. Stockton Police were notified of the assault and will handle the investigation.
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
Officers deployed for a crowd event at the Oracle Arena reported hearing shots fired. A male gunshot victim ran into the station with an apparent bullet wound to the arm. Code 3 medical attention was requested, but the victim declined assistance and refused to cooperate. He left the station in a vehicle with several friends before medical aid could arrive. The suspect was only described as a black male, wearing a white hooded sweatshirt. The suspect reportedly fled on foot, possibly back toward the Arena. Trains were held briefly while officers checked the station and platform, but no one matching the suspect description was located. Evidence was located on the pedestrian walkway that connects the Coliseum complex with the BART station that indicated the shooting took place in Oakland PD's jurisdiction. OPD was unable to respond, so our officers collected the evidence as a courtesy.
The victim of a stabbing that occurred at a check cashing store on E. 12th St., walked to the Fruitvale Station. A BART officer was at the station and assisted the victim by requesting medical and obtaining a suspect description. Oakland PD was advised. The victim suffered an apparent stab wound to his left thigh. The suspects, described only as 4 Hispanic males, fled the area in a vehicle. Oakland PD took over the investigation.
A record check on a person detained for fare evasion revealed an outstanding $10,000 arrest warrant out of San Francisco for burglary. The person was cited for fare evasion and placed under arrest for the warrant. A search of the subject incident arrest resulted in the recovery of property belonging to a nearby store. The owner of the store was notified, confirmed there was a burglary of her store approximately fifteen minutes prior the suspect’s contact with BART Police, and positively identified her stolen property. El Cerrito Police arrived to speak with the suspect, and will follow up with additional charges at a later time. The arrest was approved by Sergeant R. Martinez.
An officer on patrol near Bay Fair Station saw a vehicle driving erratically on city streets. The vehicle had fresh collision damage and it appeared the driver was under the influence of an intoxicant. The officer attempted to stop the driver for investigation of DUI, but the driver failed to stop. The suspect drove to his nearby residence at about 10 mph and officers detained him in front of his home. The vehicle's airbags had deployed and there were open containers of alcohol inside. Record checks showed that the driver was on probation for DUI out of Alameda County and that his license was suspended. San Leandro PD responded, but ultimately declined to take over the investigation. The driver was arrested for DUI and was booked at Santa Rita Jail after being medically cleared. The location of the collision could not be established.
Officers responded to John Muir Hospital in Concord for a report of a rape. An officer interviewed the victim and she reported that she was sexually battered at the North Concord Station on the evening of 8/12/14. The victim stated she was asleep on a bench when an unknown suspect groped her. The officer took her statement and completed a report. It was determined the incident took place in the City of Concord, so the case was turned over to Concord PD for follow-up.
A sergeant and officers responded to the station in order to search for a male suspect who reportedly fled to the station after battering the mother of his child at a nearby housing complex. On her arrival at the station, the sergeant located the suspect aboard a train and detained him without incident. Oakland Housing Authority Police Officers then responded and took control of the entire incident as it originated in their jurisdiction. As a result of this incident, there was 13 minute train-delay.