A male suspect contacted officers and reported that he had set his house on fire in the city of Richmond. Richmond FD confirmed that they were fighting a house fire at the address the suspect provided. Fire department investigators responded to interview the suspect and he was ultimately turned over to the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office to be booked for arson.
SFPD reported that there was a theft suspect armed with a hammer who entered the BART station from the street level. Officers searched the station and located the possible suspect as he was holding the hammer. The officers confronted the suspect and he complied without incident. The suspect was turned over to SFPD officers for their investigation. A sergeant responded to conduct a use of force investigation.
Officers responded to the station regarding a suspect who was chased to the station by Safeway employees after having stolen an iPad at the store. The officers then detained the subject at the station without incident. Pittsburg Police Officers arrived a shortly after the suspect’s detention and took over the incident as it originated in their jurisdiction.
Officers performed an area search for a female subject who was reportedly suicidal and whose stated intent was to jump in front of a BART train. Trains entering/leaving the station were alerted and used caution while traveling through the station. The officers were finally able to locate the subject at the corner of 71st Ave. and Hawley St., and detained her in handcuffs as she attempted to walk away from the detention scene. Oakland Police Officers responded as well as the incident originated in their jurisdiction. At the request of the Oakland officers, BART officers attempted to place the subject in a patrol car, but she physically resisted the effort by bracing her feet against the top portion of the passenger door frame. The officers then used a reasonable amount of force to place her in the patrol car. A sergeant responded to the scene and performed the use of force investigation. The subject was then transported to the psychiatric pavilion for further evaluation. One of the BART officers sustained a minor injury during the use of force, but did not require immediate medical attention.
BART Police Officers assisted the Piedmont Police Department at a DUI check point in the city of Piedmont. The operation is part of the Alameda County “Avoid the 21" DUI enforcement campaign. During the operation, BART Police Officers arrested one subject for driving while under the influence.
Officers on routine patrol heard multiple gunshots coming from the neighborhood adjacent to the parking lot. They responded and located the scene of an apparent drive-by shooting at 71st and Hawley Streets. Officers checked the station for suspects and victims, but found none. They assisted Oakland PD with establishing a crime scene and traffic control until sufficient OPD units were on scene. The investigation was turned over to OPD. There was no impact on BART service.
An officer was flagged down by witnesses who saw occupants shooting from a moving vehicle at 71st and Snell Avenue. The officer located the suspected vehicle, a short pursuit ensued, and approximately three suspects exited from the vehicle near 46th and Coliseum Way. Another officer detained one of the suspects a short time later, and a perimeter was set up with Oakland Police and Alameda County Sheriff to locate the outstanding suspects. Oakland Police confirmed there was a fatality as a result of the shooting. The search was called off at 2010 hours with negative results and the case was turned over to Oakland Police. Video retrieval was requested and train service was not affected.
Berkeley PD requested that trains be held out of the station while they responded to a reported robbery one block from the station. The four suspects were seen running toward the station from the scene. Responding officers saw three of the suspects in the neighborhood and gave chase, but eventually lost them on Alcatraz Avenue. The station and platform were checked for the fourth suspect, but he was not located. There was about a 20 minute delay in service as a result of this incident.
Officers were advised of a report of a security guard struggling with someone on the street level of the station. The security guard contacted the officers and advised he was being chased by a subject with a knife. The officers were able to locate the subject in question (Roberson, Kevin, 7/1/63) who had a closed folding knife in his hand. The officers were able to take him into custody without incident. The case was turned over to the Oakland Police Department since it occurred in their jurisdiction.
BART officers responded to the main UC San Francisco campus regarding an adult male, detained by a UC officer for trespassing, found to have an outstanding $25K misdemeanor warrant, held by BART Police, for his arrest. The BART officers took custody of the subject and then booked him into the county jail for the warrant.
CHP officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop in the parking lot at the station. The driver, described as a black male wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, fled on foot toward the station. The suspect entered the station and was seen on the platform. Trains were held out and power was dropped. CHP and Lafayette PD officers searched the platform, but did not locate the suspect. CHP believed the suspect fled onto the tracks and went toward Orinda Station on foot. CHP officers searched the 24 freeway in both directions. BART and CHP officers boarded the SF Airport bound train and conducted a track inspection, while the train operator of the Pittsburg train checked the #1 track from Orinda to Lafayette. The suspect was not located during the search. Normal service was resumed at 2335 hours. TSOC notified (Reference #TSA-04-09182-15).
A train operator reported a homeless encampment on BART property, south of the Hayward Station. An officer responded and contacted two males at the reported cite. One of the two was found to have a $5,000 no cite warrant for possession of methamphetamine. He was booked into the Santa Rita Jail for the warrant. The encampment was determined to be off of BART property.
BART Central reported a suspicious female who may have been being chased by another female at the station. An officer arrived and located a victim who said that the female suspect had bumped into her and took an envelope containing her tax forms. As the officer was getting the information from the victim, San Leandro Police Officers, who had also been dispatched to the area for a report of a female who had broken a window in their city and fled into the station, detained the female suspect on the platform. The suspect was found to be in possession of the victim's envelope, as well as a bag belonging to a male who was reporting his bag being stolen from a train earlier. The earlier victim had fallen asleep on the train and didn't see who took his bag from the floor of the train. The female suspect was interviewed by a detective before being booked into the Santa Rita Jail for grand theft from a person and possession of stolen property. San Leandro PD decided to seek a separate criminal complaint for the broken window in their jurisdiction.
A witness flagged down officers and reported that a suspect in the area had just burglarized a business at 69th & San Leandro Street. The suspect was described as a black male in his late 20's, 6'6" tall, wearing an orange shirt and jeans, with a bicycle. Officers located a matching suspect in front of the station and detained him. A witness positively identified the man and he was turned over to responding Oakland PD units.
A patron reported that a male suspect was creating a disturbance inside the station. The suspect confronted members of a religious group handing out information and threw their literature to the ground. The suspect was described as a white male in his 20's, with a thin build and long blond hair, wearing a plaid shirt. This was the same description as an earlier disturbance call at North Berkeley Station. Patrons reported that the man exited the station to Shattuck Avenue and officers located a man matching the suspect description in the plaza above the station. An officer observed the man confront a male citizen on the street and back the man into a bus shelter. Officers detained the man, who became physically resistive. Officer were eventually able to secure the suspect in a WRAP restraint. The citizen on the street reported that the suspect threatened him with bodily harm and demanded money from him. The suspect was arrested for attempted robbery and resisting arrest and was booked at Glenn Dyer Jail.
An officer on a Daly City bound train noticed a male on the train who was wanted by SFPD on probable cause to arrest for two counts of attempted homicide. The officer asked for cover at the next station (Lake Merritt Station), where other officers assisted him in detaining the suspect without incident. The suspect will be turned over to SFPD to be interviewed.
An officer detained an adult male at the corner of Treat Blvd. and Clayton, Concord, for reportedly driving while under the influence of alcohol. Concord Police arrived shortly thereafter and took custody of the subject.
The station agent called in a verbal dispute between a male and a female. Officers arrived and contacted both parties on the street level. The original dispute took place in the McDonald's at 16th/Mission. The female said that the male (her boyfriend) had choked her while in the restaurant. A worker at the McDonald's confirmed that he saw the male push the female. The female did not have visible injuries and did not want medical attention. A records check revealed that the male had a $2,500 warrant for public intoxication. The male was booked into the San Francisco County Jail for the warrant and domestic violence.
BART officers responded to a vehicle accident at the Coliseum Station. A female was driving while intoxicated, struck a parked vehicle on Snell Street and fled the accident scene. The suspect continued to drive east on Snell, careened off the roadway and struck the wall of the pedestrian tunnel. The female attempted to walk away from the accident scene and was detained by BART officers. OPD arrived on scene and began investigating the auto accident. Paramedics responded to transport the female and she began fighting with them. A BART officer used force to restrain the female while she was strapped down onto a gurney after she attempted to kick the officer but missed. The Oakland Police Department took custody of the female. A BART sergeant conducted a use of force investigation and a charges will be sought against the female for battery on an officer.
While at the station, an officer witnessed people running from a nearby liquor store at the corner of 7th and Center Streets. The officer then heard shots being fired near the store by a suspect carrying an assault rifle. The suspect fled the scene, and a perimeter was set up with assistance of Oakland PD. There were no injuries. A suspect was detained, but the officer was unable to make a positive identification. Oakland Police retrieved video footage from the store in an effort to positively identify the detainee with negative results. Oakland Police called off the search at 1520 hours.
Officers responded to investigate a report from the UC Berkeley Police Department that a bicycle had just been stolen from their jurisdiction and was now on a BART train. The train was held at the 19th Street Station and a suspect was located with the stolen bicycle. The suspect was identified and it was determined that he was also wanted for a felony arrest warrant. The suspect and bicycle were turned over to UC Berkeley PD.
The victim of an armed robbery came to the station to report the crime. The victim had been robbed at gunpoint near the Chipotle restaurant on Castro Valley Boulevard by an Asian male in his 30's, about 5'6" tall, wearing a black jacket and brown shorts. The victim had responded to a Craigslist posting and was robbed of his iPhone and wallet. The suspect fled in a green 1996 or 1997 two-door Acura in an unknown direction. A short time after the crime, someone attempted to withdraw money from an ATM in Dublin using the victim's credit cards. ACSO and Dublin PD were notified. Officers checked the area, but were unable to locate the suspects.
UPDATE (1502-2602) : When San Leandro Police Department arrived at the hospital, the female subject recanted her allegation that she was sexually assaulted. She is to be booked into the Santa Rita Jail for her warrant and for the domestic violence after cleared from John George.
Orinda PD requested that trains be held out of Orinda Station while they searched for two armed robbery suspects who had just robbed the Shell gas station and fled toward the station. The two suspects, who were armed with handguns, were described as black males wearing black hooded jackets. BART officers responded to assist Orinda and Contra Costa County Sheriff's deputies. The Pittsburg bound train was held at the station with doors open, while other trains were run through without stopping. A CCSO K9 tracked the suspects from the gas station to the vicinity of the station and then searched the platform and train, but officers were ultimately unable to locate the suspects on board the Pittsburg train. The Pittsburg train was delayed about 37 minutes as a result of this incident. TSOC notified.