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.
Dispatch received a transfer from the CHP that an anonymous person said an explosive device was on board an AC Transit bus at the station. The bus was ultimately cleared of passengers and the station was closed while BART Police and Alameda County deputies searched the area. The county explosive ordinance detail unit arrived at the scene and determined there was no explosive device on the bus. K-9s searched the station and surrounding area with negative results. Revenue service was restored after approximately two hours. TSOC notified.
While in transit, a sergeant observed a subject sitting on the ledge of the bridge. It appeared the subject intended to jump. A California Highway patrol officer arrived shortly after. The sergeant (who is CIT trained) stayed with the CHP officer and assisted when the subject was pulled away from the ledge. The subject did not resist the officers. The subject was ultimately taken for psychiatric evaluation at the San Francisco General Hospital.
A male stole bags of coffee from Starbucks inside the Westfield Mall. BART officers located and detained the male in handcuffs. Starbucks did not want to press charges. A records/warrant check showed the male had a “no bail” CDC warrant. The male was booked at the San Francisco County Jail on the warrant. A sergeant approved the arrest.
While on patrol, a BART officer observed two SFPD officers contacting a subject for blocking free movement in the station. At one point, the SFPD officers attempted to handcuff the subject, but the subject resisted. The BART officer assisted the SFPD officers who were attempting to take the resistive subject into custody. The subject was handcuffed and arrested by the SFPD officers for blocking free movement and resisting arrest. A BART sergeant responded to conduct a use of force investigation on behalf of the BART officer who was involved in the incident. An ambulance responded to the scene for a complaint of pain on behalf of the suspect.
While on patrol in the parking lot, an officer was advised by a citizen of a subject with a gun near the station. The officer spotted a subject with what appeared to be a rifle standing on the front patio of the apartment complex adjacent to the Coliseum Station parking lot. The ISRC located the individual in question via camera and determined that the subject was in possession of what appeared to be an airsoft rifle. Although the subject never aimed the airsoft rifle towards the track way, Central was advised to use caution. Oakland police officers responded and, with the BART officer, took the subject into custody at gun point and detained the occupants of the apartment. A sergeant responded to conduct a use of force investigation on behalf of the BART officer. The Oakland Police Department took over the investigation.
BART officers responded to assist the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office who were in pursuit of a subject wanted for burglary. It was reported that the subject was at one point possibly on the track way between Castro Valley and Dublin. It was later reported that the subject was now on the shoulder of the freeway next to the track way. Central was advised and the subject (who was wanted for burglary) was taken into custody by the ACSO without incident. ACSO confirmed that the suspect was briefly on the track way as he crossed over to the other side of 580. There was no service delay and TSOC and NCRIC were notified.
CHP advised a male had fled from their officers during a stop in Hayward. The male was identified and had a "no bail" warrant for assault with a deadly weapon. The male was described as having tattoos on his face and a handcuff on one hand. CHP advised the male was dropped off at a BART Station by a passerby. The male was reported to live in Daly City. An officer was on patrol of the Daly City Station when he located the male, based on the CHP description. The male was detained and CHP responded to take custody.
BART officers and a sergeant responded to a report of a subject laying face-down with blood around him in the west plaza area. San Francisco PD and EMS also received similar reports. EMS and SFPD officers arrived first and determined that the subject (determined to be a female) suffered from stab wounds. Further investigation into the matter revealed that blood was additionally found in a nearby alley and that SFPD had a male subject detained in that same alley. SFPD investigators arrived and took over the investigation. BART PD officers assisted by maintaining initial crime scene security in the plaza area and by canvassing for potential witnesses. The wounds that the victim suffered were later determined to appear non-life threatening.
While on patrol at the station, an officer was flagged down by the victim an auto burglary, which had occurred moments earlier on a city street near the Fruitvale BART station. The victim essentially told the officer that a male suspect, who was currently walking through the station, had taken $42.00 in cash from his 1997 Toyota Corolla after smashing its passenger window. The officer and a sergeant then arrested the suspect without incident and recovered the victim’s $42.00 during a search incident to the arrest. While being interviewed / debriefed, the suspect admitted burglarizing the victim’s vehicle, but denied any involvement in BART-related burglaries. As a courtesy to the Oakland Police Department, BART officers handled the entire case and booked the suspect into the county jail for auto burglary.
Officers responded to a report of a person threatening workers at a construction site next to the station. Upon arrival, a person was detained and was positively identified as the person who had threatened to shoot and subsequently push the victim. There were no injuries and no weapon was found. The subject was placed under arrest for battery and making threats. The suspect also was arrested for an outstanding $10,000 warrant out of San Francisco for burglary. A sergeant approved the arrest.
An officer was flagged down at the corner of Mission Blvd. and Valle Vista, near the station, by a victim of an auto burglary which had occurred just minutes earlier. Shortly after obtaining the suspect’s description, the officer located him in the station’s parking lot. Together with Hayward officers, the officer detained the suspect without incident. A victim and a witness then positively identified the suspect and he was taken into custody for burglary by Alameda County Sheriffs deputies as the crime occurred in their jurisdiction.
While walking on Oak Street, between 7th and 8th Streets, a male victim heard two gunshots, but was unsure from which direction they originated. Shortly after hearing the gunshots, the victim saw a male suspect jogging toward him from the area of 8th and Oak Streets. The suspect then confronted the victim and demanded his cell phone and wallet, while holding a black semi-automatic handgun alongside his right leg. The victim gave the suspect the items and the suspect fled eastbound on Oak St., toward 7th St. Responding officers searched for the suspect, but were unable to locate him. In addition to the wallet and cell phone, the victim reported the suspect took nearly $20 in cash and a credit card. The victim was not injured during the robbery. The suspect is further described as: 25-30 years of age; 5’8 to 5’9 tall; thin build; wearing black clothing and long braided hair. An officer investigated the case.
While at the station, BART officers were contacted by San Francisco Police officers who were searching for four subjects. One of the subjects was said to be armed with a handgun which he had reportedly brandished at another subject on city streets. The San Francisco officers then detained a subject on platform level and discovered he was in possession of an air-soft pistol. San Francisco officers took custody of the subject and handled the entire investigation. A sergeant responded to the station, but there was no use of force by BART officers.
A CSO observed a male in between two cars on the 3rd level of the parking structure, who appeared to be burglarizing one of the parked cars. The suspect, who was described as a white male with long hair, wearing glasses, a white tee shirt and blue jeans, and carrying a red backpack, fled on foot from the station. He was observed on camera from the ISRC climbing a fence and entering the back yard of a residence on 33rd Avenue about two blocks from the station. Responding officers established a perimeter and searched the yard and an outbuilding the suspect was seen entering. The suspect was not located during the search. However, when officers searched the outbuilding, they located an apparent marijuana grow-house, containing about 60 plants under cultivation. That portion of the investigation was turned over to Oakland PD. A survey of the parking structure at the station revealed that the suspect attempted to enter a parked vehicle, as well as two vehicles in adjacent parking stalls that were reported stolen from locations in Oakland over the past two days. All three vehicles were processed for evidence and the two stolen cars were returned to their owners.
While on patrol, a BART officer assisted Hayward Police on a traffic stop at Mission and Harder Streets in the K-Mart parking lot. During the detention, the suspect became combative and a taser was activated by Hayward Police. The suspect continued to resist as several officers struggled with the suspect. The suspect then went into cardiac arrest, and was transported to St. Rose Hospital where was pronounced dead at 2350 hours. Investigation is on-going at this time.