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.
A BART CSO on-viewed a male suspect attempting to cut a cable lock and take a bike from the Walnut Creek Station. A station agent confronted the male and he ran from the station. The CSO followed the suspect (from a safe distance) and provided updates on his location until he disappeared into the bushed at Riviera Dr. and Pringle Ave. BART and Walnut Creek Officers arrived on scene and set up a perimeter to contain the suspect. A K-9 officer spotted a male that emerged from the bushes and he was detained. The CSO and the station agent responded to the officer's location. The station agent positively identified the male as the person that attempted to cut a cable lock off a bike. A K-9 officer conducted a search of the area where the male was last seen and discovered bags that contained merchandise from the two stores in Walnut Creek. From the suspect's description, Walnut Creek advised the male possibly just committed two commercial burglaries in their jurisdiction. Employees from both stores responded to the scene and identified the male as the person that took merchandise from their store and the identified merchandise that was found by the K-9 officer. The male was placed under arrest by Walnut Creek PD for commercial burglary and possession of stolen property. BART PD Detectives responded to question the male regarding the crimes committed on BART. The males' identity will be confirmed at the jail. BART PD will seek a warrant for pending charges of attempted theft and possession of burglary tools. Detectives will follow-up with this case.
San Francisco Police reported having received a telephone call from an unknown male caller who relayed information regarding a bomb along the Bay-to-Breakers foot race route. The caller also mentioned BART properties. BART officers performed searches of all downtown stations and other related properties. Canine officers responded with their respective partners as well, and performed searches. No suspicious items or persons were located.
A female victim reported that she was robbed of her purse while on the street at West Juana and Carpentier Streets. The suspect approached the victim from behind and snatched her purse and jacket. The victim struggled to retain possession of her property and was knocked to the ground. The suspect took the purse and fled on foot toward East 14th Street. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male with a medium build, wearing all black clothing. Responding officers were unable to locate the suspect in the area. The victim's phone was tracked to the area of 105th Avenue and Breed Street in Oakland before it was shut off. The victim suffered scratches when she fell to the ground, but declined medical attention. The case was turned over to San Leandro PD.
An officer watched as a male fare evaded through the emergency gate to exit, without processing a ticket at the Fruitvale Station. The male was detained and a records/warrant check showed the male had a "no bail" warrant out of Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department for burglary. The male was placed under arrest on the warrant. The males backpack was searched, prior to booking, and inside were 65 items that were possibly stolen from CVS in Castro Valley. The items were possibly stolen from CVS and an officer is following-up to determine if the male was in possession of stolen property from CVS. The male was cited for fare evasion and will be booked on the warrant. Additional charges are pending. A sergeant responded to approve the arrest.
The victim in a stolen auto case that occurred yesterday in the city of Concord reported that he believed some persons who may have been involved in the theft of his car were at the BART station. Officers responded and located several persons matching the description of the suspects in a store near the station. Concord PD responded and interviewed the detainees, but was unable to establish a connection between them and the vehicle theft. One of the detainees was listed as a missing person out of Santa Rosa PD. The same detainee also had an outstanding no-bail juvenile arrest warrant, held by the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department. The juvenile was arrested on her warrant and booked at the Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall.
An officer on routine patrol was flagged down by the victim of a cell phone robbery that occurred near the station. The victim reported that three suspects stole his cell phone. The officer was able to detain one of the suspects, who threw a cell phone in the garbage as he was being detained. The other two suspects fled westbound on International Boulevard. The victim positively identified the detainee as the suspect who stole his phone, and the phone was recovered from the garbage. Responding Oakland and BART units were unable to locate the other two suspects in the area. The detainee was turned over to OPD for further investigation.
BART workers reported that their work van was broken into (via window smash) while it was parked in the area of where they were working. The right rear window was smashed to gain entry and approximately $10,000 worth of custom BART tools were taken. The vehicle was processed for evidence. The report was taken by this agency as a courtesy to OPD.
An officer and a sergeant responded to a report of a female subject who was possibly hit in the head by a male subject throwing rocks into her vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the female may have been grazed by a bullet in San Leandro’s jurisdiction. San Leandro PD responded, confirmed that the incident occurred in their jurisdiction, and took over the investigation. The victim’s vehicle was held at the station so that the San Leandro PD could process and recover it. The female victim’s condition is unknown at this point.
Trains were held for approximately twenty minutes while Berkeley officers searched the Richmond bound train for four robbery suspects that may have entered the station. A few minutes later, BART officers assisted in the search, and four possible suspects were taken off the train before it was released. No one was injured.
An officer responded to the station on the report of a female subject having stolen a wallet at street level and then fleeing into the station. Trains were held at the station for a minimal amount of time as the officer arrived alongside a Berkeley officer, and together they placed the subject under arrest. The victim and a witness were also on scene at the time. The Berkeley officer then took control of the entire incident as it occurred on city property.