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.
A CSO noticed an adult male in a vehicle with a broken window in the lot. The suspect exited the victim vehicle and entered his vehicle before driving out of the lot. An officer was arriving and followed the suspect vehicle, but it sped away and was not pursued. The officer returned and located the victim vehicle with a smashed window. A witness also reported that he had seen the same suspect entering vehicles on the access road outside the lot. The officer located three other vehicles that may have been damaged by the same suspect. All of the vehicles were processed for evidence by the officer.
While on patrol, a BART officer was flagged down by a citizen who reported that two male subjects had just stolen her phone from her back pants pocket. The officer spotted the two suspects who fled on bicycles. BART officers were eventually able to detain one of the suspects. The female victim positively identified the subject as the same suspect who took her phone early. Berkeley PD was advised and responded to take over the investigation.
A victim reported to the Oakland Police that they were robbed by a male subject who was in the company of another male subject. The loss was a pin number to a credit card and cash. The victim reported that the suspects headed towards the Fruitvale Station and boarded an unknown train. A Richmond bound train was searched by an officer and a lieutenant with negative results. During the call, a patron reported a separate incident involving juveniles smoking marijuana on the train (1501-4475). This patron did not wish to press charges against the juveniles. The Richmond train was held for approximately 17 minutes.
While at the corner of 14th and Webster Streets, BART officers were flagged down by a citizen who pointed to a subject armed with a handgun. The officers then saw the subject walking nearby and waving the gun. Shortly thereafter, Oakland Police officers arrived and took lead of the incident. As officers followed from a relatively safe distance, the subject refused to obey commands to stop and relinquish the weapon. He eventually made his way into the nearby BART station where he was cornered at the north end of the Fremont/San Francisco platform by Oakland officers. There, the subject continuously refused to obey police commands and was eventually subdued by Oakland officers with less-lethal munitions. BART officers located the subject’s weapon, which was determined to be a pellet gun, in a station garbage can. The subject was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment, prior to receiving psychiatric treatment, and will be eventually booked by Oakland Police for brandishing a replica firearm and resisting arrest. Train service into the station was halted for approximately 10 minutes during the incident and train run-throughs on the incident platform continued for about 50 minutes as Oakland Police recovered evidence and performed their use of force investigation; BART officers were not directly involved in the use-of-force. TSOC notified
Officers responded to a report of mall security advising of a female who stated she had a knife and was going to stab the security guard. The officers spotted the female who was holding a knife and gave foot chase as she fled to the street level. The officers were able to catch up to the subject (who no longer had the knife) and placed her into custody. SFPD responded and took over the incident. There were no reported injuries.
While off-duty, a sergeant was advised of a disturbance occurring in the parking lot of a church. the sergeant checked on the disturbance and observed multiple males and females in both verbal and physical altercation. At one point, he observed one of the subjects punch a church security guard who was trying to break up the fight. The sergeant used physical force in an attempt to restrain this subject, but the subject resisted and made verbal threats. Oakland police officers arrived and were able to detain the involved parties. It turned out that the altercation was domestic in nature and the subjects were turned over to the Oakland Police for further investigation. The sergeant received minor injuries as a result of the incident. A lieutenant responded to conduct a use of force investigation.
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.