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.
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.