A sergeant and officers responded to the station and detained an adult male suspect who, on or about 8/18, had reportedly threatened to shoot the victim, who is his ex-girlfriend. The victim, who is also a protected party in a restraining order against the suspect, positively identified the suspect at the scene. A search incident to the arrest revealed the suspect was in possession of multiple BART tickets, many of which had a face value of zero and one of which was found to be altered. Upon being placed in the police substation’s holding cell, the suspect became uncooperative and had to be physically restrained by officers. The on scene sergeant approved the arrest, but was unable to debrief the suspect as he was very uncooperative. The suspect was then transported to the Contra Costa County Jail, Martinez, where he was booked for criminal threats, altering fare media, and violating a restraining order. He was also issued a prohibition order. A lieutenant responded to the substation in order to perform the use of force investigation. No injuries were sustained by police personnel, the suspect, or the victim.
Officers responded to the station on a report of a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, they contacted a man and a woman arguing in a vehicle. Upon exiting the vehicle, the officer saw a switchblade in the male’s possession and placed him under arrest for possession of a dangerous weapon. A search of the suspect incident to arrest resulted in the recovery of another switchblade and a butterfly knife. The female stated the couple had gotten into an argument while in the vehicle, and the male pushed her out of the car. While in the police vehicle, the male began acting erratically and stated he had not taken his medication for anxiety in a few days. The male was deemed by the officers as a danger to himself, and paramedics were called to the scene for transportation to a psychiatric facility. When the officers opened the police vehicle door, the male became aggressive toward the officers and physical force was used to keep him inside the vehicle. When the paramedics attempted to strap him onto a gurney, the suspect kicked and attempted to bite one of the paramedics. A sergeant responded to the scene to approve the arrest and debrief the suspect. The suspect also complained of pain to his shoulder due to recent surgery, and was taken to the county hospital for treatment. After clearance from the hospital, the suspect will be have a psychiatric evaluation prior to being booked for possession of dangerous weapons, domestic battery, and battery upon medical personnel. The suspect was also issued a 30 day BART prohibition order. Video hotline notified.
Officers responded to a disturbance between two taxi drivers in the taxi cab zone. One of the parties made repeated threats of inflicting bodily harm to the other party in front of the officers. Because of his continuous threats of inflicting violence on the other party, the subject was placed under arrest for threatening another person. A sergeant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest and debrief the suspect. A 30 day BART prohibition order was issued to the suspect.
Patrons at MacArthur Station reported that a female suspect was in possession of a stun gun and that she claimed to have a gun in her backpack. The suspect cursed at patrons and boarded a Millbrae bound train. The suspect was described as a black female, 40-50 years old, wearing a yellow shirt and a black jacket. The train was intercepted at 19th Street Station and a suspect matching the description was found. The suspect attempted to walk away from officers and had to be physically restrained. Officers located a stun gun wrapped in the woman's jacket. She actively resisted being detained, but was finally taken into custody. Based on her behavior and statements, officers determined that the woman was a danger to herself and others as the result of a mental illness. She was detained for psychological evaluation. One officer suffered minor injuries taking the suspect into custody. The woman was transported to the hospital and once she is medically cleared, she will be booked for battery on a peace officer and resisting arrest. No gun was found. A prohibition order was issued.
An officer responded to a report of a person who spit on a station agent. Officers detained a person, who was later identified and placed under citizen’s arrest by the agent for battery. The suspect was placed under custodial arrest for battery, and also on an outstanding no-bail felony arrest warrant out of San Francisco for failing to register as a sex offender. A sergeant was on scene to approve the arrest and debrief the suspect. In addition, the suspect was issued a 30 day BART prohibition order.
A female victim reported that she was on a Dublin bound train when a subject masturbated in front of her. The suspect then reportedly followed the victim onto the Coliseum platform when and grabbed her buttocks. An officer responded to the platform and detained a possible suspect. The female victim positively identified the suspect during an in-field line up. The detective sergeant responded to interview the suspect. At the time of this posting, the suspect is to be issued a prohibition order and booked into the North County Jail for felony indecent exposure (the suspect had a prior conviction) and sexual battery.
Officers responded to the station for a report of a subject spitting on patrons on board a Fremont bound train. The train was held at the Berkeley Station. The officers detained the subject and made contact with the victim. The victim placed the suspect under citizen’s arrest for battery. The suspect was issued a citation for the battery, issued a prohibition order, and released.
A patron reported that there was a subject on a Millbrae bound train that was yelling and screaming racial slurs at patrons. The train was held at the Walnut Creek Station. An officer responded and detained the suspect in question. Further investigation into the matter revealed that the suspect was identified (via photo line-up) as the same suspect who battered both a station agent and patron and had also threatened to kill the same station agent on 07/20/13 at the Powell St. Station. (Case number 1307-2552) Officer Washington arrested the suspect based on the probable cause that existed for the criminal threats and the battery that occurred the day before and also issued the suspect a prohibition order. The suspect was also issued a citation for fare evasion. A sergeant responded to debrief the suspect and approve the arrest. The suspect was transported to the Lake Merritt Station where she was interviewed by the on-call detective. The suspect was then transported to the SF County Jail where she was booked for criminal threats and battery on a passenger/station agent. There was no complainant standing by for today’s disturbing the peace incident.
While walking to his vehicle, a victim was approached by two men who asked to use his cell phone. When the victim denied their requests, one of the men threatened the victim with bodily harm and kicked the victim’s vehicle several times as the victim tried to drive away. Officers detained the two suspects upon their arrival, one after a brief foot pursuit. The suspects were positively identified by the victim. One of the suspects was placed under arrest for challenging the victim to a fight and for vandalism, and was also given a 30 day BART prohibition order. The other suspect, a juvenile, was taken to the hospital for over intoxication. Upon release from the hospital, he will be cited and released to his parents for resisting arrest and for being in possession of alcohol. A sergeant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest.
A station agent reported a man who had assaulted him two weeks earlier was in the station. An officer responded and detained a suspect who was positively identified by the station agent. No injuries had occurred from the battery. A warrant check on the subject revealed two outstanding arrest warrants out of Los Angeles totaling $60,000 for resisting arrest. The suspect was cited for battery on the previous case, issued a 30 day BART prohibition order, and placed under arrest on the warrants. A sergeant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest and debrief the suspect.
A female victim reported that the father of her child had choked her and stolen her cell phone while in the station parking lot. The victim had obtained an Emergency Protective Order (EPO) against the suspect yesterday, but the order had not been served. The suspect fled on foot, but dispatchers were able to track the victim's cell phone electronically to the area of 11th and Castro Streets. Responding officers located the suspect there and the suspect fled 0n foot. Officers captured the suspect after a brief struggle at 14th and Brush Streets. Officers served the suspect with the EPO and he was booked at Santa Rita Jail for robbery, domestic battery and resisting arrest. The victim suffered only minor injuries. A prohibition order was also issued to the suspect.
A juvenile female suspect snatched an iPhone 4 from an adult female victim while in the station bus zone. The suspect threatened the victim with bodily harm when she demanded the phone back. The victim's father intervened and demanded the phone back. A juvenile female associate of the suspect then threatened the father with bodily injury, but the father retrieved the phone from the suspect. Responding officers detained both suspects a short distance away and the victim and her father identified the suspects. There were no injuries. The 14 year old suspect who threatened the father was ultimately issued a citation for disturbing the peace, as well as a prohibition order. The 13 year old robbery suspect was interviewed by the on-call detective and confessed to the robbery. She was booked at Alameda County Juvenile Hall for robbery and issued a prohibition order.
Officers were dispatched to a fight in progress between two females on board the Emery Go Around bus that was parked in front of the station. Officers were able to detain both of the involved parties at the scene. The investigation along with witness statements determined that the suspect attacked the victim unprovoked while they were on the bus resulting in the victim sustaining non - life threatening injuries. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. The victim signed a citizen’s arrest against the suspect for battery. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment. The suspect was booked at the Glenn Dyer Jail.
A verbal confrontation ensued between a man and male juvenile while on the platform. The man then threatened to shoot the juvenile, and reached into his backpack for an object that was in a holster. The object turned out to be a can of mace, but the suspect did not brandish it. The juvenile positively identified the man who was placed under arrest for making threats to a patron. The suspect was also issued a 30 day BART prohibition order. A warrant check on the juvenile revealed an outstanding no-bail arrest warrant out of Alameda County for escaping from a juvenile detention facility. The juvenile was placed under arrest for the warrant. A sergeant was on scene to approve the arrests and debrief the suspects.
The station agent called to report that an adult male had punched him in the chest as he grabbed at the BART ticket which the agent was holding in his hand. Officers arrived and located the male suspect on the street level. The agent identified him as the responsible person and placed him under citizen’s arrest. The male was booked into the Glenn Dyer Jail for battery on a transit employee. OCC was notified.
A patron called to report that she had seen a male suspect expose himself and masturbate on a train. She and the suspect off-boarded the train at the 12th Street Station and the suspect went to platform #2. Officers detained a male matching the description given. The victim positively identified the suspect as the same man she had seen exposing himself on the train. A records check revealed that the suspect had an indecent exposure CDC warrant for his arrest. The suspect was interviewed before being booked for the warrant and for felony indecent exposure. The male was also issued a prohibition order. Train and station video will be requested.
While at the ticket machines in the free area, a male suspect was unsuccessful in trying to grab money out of a patron’s hand. The suspect later was successful in taking money from another female at the ticket machines after a brief struggle. The description of the suspect matched a person who was familiar to the officers. Approximately an hour later, a station agent reported a person matching the description was at the ticket machines. Officers detained the person, and a warrant check revealed an outstanding $500.00 arrest warrant out of San Francisco for trespassing. The subject was placed under arrest on the warrant. A search of the suspect’s person incident to arrest resulted in the recovery of a crack pipe. While in custody, a witness and victim of the robbery were contacted, returned to the station, and positively identified the suspected as the person who committed the crime earlier in the day. The suspect was also placed under arrest for attempt theft (based on probable cause), robbery, and possession of a crack pipe. A sergeant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest and interview the suspect, who invoked his Miranda Rights. A 30 day BART prohibition order was issued to the suspect.
An Officer saw a female that he knew had a prohibition order excluding her from using BART. The female was also in the transit system without a ticket. The female was clear of warrants and Dispatch confirmed the prohibition order was valid. The female was issued a citation for fare evasion and for violation of the prohibition order. She signed both citations and was released.