A female patron, who often reports being stranded at the end of revenue, called to report that a male suspect walked up behind her and fondled her genitals. Officers responded, but could not locate a suspect or any witnesses. The victim declined medical attention. The case will be forwarded to detectives for follow-up investigation.
A relative of a female juvenile reported that her niece had been reported as a missing runaway a couple of weeks ago from a group home and had since been kidnapped. The relative stated that she obtained information that the female juvenile was in a vehicle with her abductor and that they were en-route to the Coliseum BART Station. The female victim was confirmed as a listed runaway. Officers staged in the area as the victim communicated with her cousin via text updating of her location. An officer spotted the suspect vehicle at the station and stopped it without incident, taking the driver occupant into custody. The female juvenile victim was also located safe in the vehicle. The female victim was in the company of another female adult in the vehicle. A detective interviewed both females and they both admitted that the suspect intended on driving them to the BART station for purposes of prostitution. All parties were transported to the Lake Merritt Station where the victims and suspect were interviewed by a detective. The suspect was also found to be on parole for pimping. The suspect is to be booked into the Santa Rita Jail for pimping, sexual intercourse with a minor, parole violation, and human trafficking. The kidnapping allegation is unsubstantiated at this point. The juvenile female victim was taken to the hospital for a medical examination.
A male juvenile with Downs Syndrome reported being sexually assaulted in the station restroom by an adult male suspect who followed the victim inside. Officers responded and detained the suspect. The victim was transported to Kaiser Hospital in Vallejo for examination of possible sexual assault. The suspect was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility for committing lewd acts on a child/dependent person.
Passengers reported a sexual battery on the train. An officer intercepted the train and noticed that multiple passengers had the suspect detained. The officer contacted the victim, witnesses and the suspect and determined that the male suspect was seen rubbing his groin (clothed, but grinding) against the female victim. He was placed under citizen's arrest by the victim. He was issued a prohibition order and booked into the San Francisco County Jail for sexual battery. Train car video will be requested.
Patrons called in to report a male trying to choke a female on a bus at the park and ride. Antioch PD officers arrived and detained the male suspect. BART officers arrived and located two victims and multiple witnesses, who were all interviewed. One victim stated that she was on the bus when the suspect approached her from behind and tried to choke her with a shoelace. She was able to get her hands under the shoe lace, which prevented her from being choked. The second victim intervened and the suspect attempted to grab her phone and then grabbed her on the buttocks. Both victims are juveniles. The suspect then off-boarded the bus and threatened other passengers before he was detained by Antioch PD officers. The suspect, who was unwilling to give any information, was medically cleared before being issued a prohibition order and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for assault with a deadly weapon, attempted grand theft, sexual battery and child abuse.
A female victim reported a male suspect masturbating on the train. Officers intercepted the train and contacted both the victim and suspect. The victim placed the suspect under citizen's arrest. The suspect was found to be in possession of concentrated cannabis (wax). He was issued a prohibition order and booked into the San Francisco County Jail for indecent exposure and possession of concentrated cannabis.
Officers were dispatched to a report of a disturbance between a male and female. Officers learned that the male had grabbed the female victim's buttocks. The male was arrested for sexual battery. Record checks showed that he had a stay-away order from all BART stations. While being detained, the male suspect demonstrated that he was in need of emergency psychiatric evaluation. The man was cited for sexual battery and was transported by ambulance to County Hospital for evaluation and treatment.
The female station agent reported that a male suspect had groped her buttocks while on the way to the platform. Officers responded and detained the man. The agent made a positive identification and performed a citizen's arrest. The man was transported to the Martinez Detention Facility, where he was identified by fingerprints. Record checks showed that the suspect had an outstanding $1,500 arrest warrant for theft, held by Emeryville PD. The suspect was booked for sexual battery, public intoxication and his warrant. He was also issued a prohibition order.
A victim reported a male suspect masturbating while aboard a Millbrae-bound train. The victim further reported seeing the same suspect pickpocket a cell phone from a sleeping passenger aboard the same train. Upon the train’s arrival at the station, officers detained the suspect and located the victim of the cell phone theft. A short time later the initial victim positively identified the suspect as the responsible for both the sex crime and the cell phone theft. Officers then placed the suspect under arrest and found that he was still in possession of the stolen cell phone. A subsequent criminal history check of the suspect revealed his sex registrant status was out-of-compliance; a previous conviction for indent exposure, and an active stay away order prohibiting him from BART property. Sometime after his arrest, however, the suspect made suicidal statements and was transported to the county’s mental health facility where he was placed on a psychiatric hold, in addition to a police hold. Once cleared by facility staff, the suspect will be booked into the county jail for (felony) indecent exposure, grand theft, the sex registrant violation, and for violating the stay away order.
A female patron reported that an unknown suspect who was sitting next to the victim on a train between South Hayward and Lake Merritt Stations groped the victim's breast during the trip. The victim got off the train at Lake Merritt Station and reported the incident later by phone. The suspect was described as an Indian male, mid to late 30's, 6'5" tall with a skinny build, wearing a long sleeve blue flannel shirt and aviator style sunglasses.
After receiving reports of a male who was seen masturbating in the parking structure on multiple mornings last week, officers positioned themselves where they could observe surveillance cameras this morning. The suspect arrived at the station at around the same time, went to the same spot he had been seen last week and began masturbating in the stairwell of the parking structure. The officers were able to contact and arrest him. The male was issued a prohibition order and booked into the Redwood City Jail for the lewd act in public. Surveillance video from the previous incidents has been requested.
Officers responded to a report that an adult male was making lewd gestures toward a 13 year old victim while on the train. The suspect was detained and ultimately arrested for annoying/molesting a child. The suspect was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility.
A sergeant and a lieutenant detained a male suspect for reportedly exposing himself in an indecent manner while aboard a San Francisco-bound train. Shortly thereafter, a witness placed the suspect under citizen’s arrest for the violation. A subsequent wants/warrants check of the suspect revealed three (3) outstanding “no bail” narcotic warrants, held by the Sacramento County Sherriff’s Office, for his arrest; he was also on active (narcotics) probation. A search of the suspect also revealed he was in possession suspected narcotics and related paraphernalia. The suspect, who refused to provide a statement, was issued a prohibition order before being booked into the county jail for indecent exposure, narcotics possession, violation of probation and the warrants.
A group of juveniles battered patrons aboard a Fremont bound train and one juvenile sexually battered a female patron. The train was held at Lake Merritt and officers detained the juveniles. The female placed the juvenile under citizen's arrest and he was cited/released to his father. Two other juveniles had two "no bail" warrants and were booked at juvenile hall. The others were released on-scene.
Officers responded to a report of a battery between a male and female. Both parties reportedly off-boarded at the Macarthur Station. The female victim reported that she saw a gun on the male subject’s left hip. The suspect and victim reportedly met each other earlier in the day, and while on the train, the male suspect committed a sexual battery against the female victim, who is a juvenile. The officers were unable to locate the suspect question. During the investigation, the female victim admitted that she ran away from home. The female victim was with another female juvenile friend, who turned out to be reported missing from the Hayward Assessment Center. The investigation into the matter continues.
A station agent reported a male suspect exposing himself at the station. Officers contacted the male and the station agent. The station agent placed him under citizen's arrest for indecent exposure. The male was issued a prohibition order and then medically and psychologically cleared for booking at the Santa Rita Jail for indecent exposure and a probation violation.
A train operator reported a male masturbating in the lead car of her train. Officers contacted the male at the Del Norte Station and the train operator identified him as the responsible person. She placed him under citizen's arrest for indecent exposure. A records check revealed a $10,000 warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia. The male was issued a prohibition order and then booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for indecent exposure and the warrant.
A male victim reported that a male suspect threw a small glass bottle at him, which narrowly missed him, after he saw the suspect masturbating near the station’s bicycle racks. An officer responded and safely arrested the suspect, who was positively identified as the responsible. A sergeant also responded, and approved the arrest. The suspect, who was issued a prohibition order, was then booked into the county jail for indecent exposure and assault w/ a deadly weapon. The victim was not injured during this incident, and the officer requested station video.
The mother of a 5 year old child reported that an adult male suspect was exposing himself and openly masturbating in the bus zone area of the station. The suspect was described as a black male, 50-60 years old, wearing a gray jacket and brown pants. Responding officers were able to locate and detain the suspect. A records check revealed the suspect was a sex registrant and out of compliance with his required registration. The victim declined to place the suspect under citizen's arrest, so the suspect was placed under arrest for the registration violation. The suspect was eventually booked into the Glen Dyer Jail for being out of compliance as a sex offender.
A victim reported a male masturbating on the train approaching West Oakland Station. Officers intercepted the train at the station and contacted the suspect. The victim identified him as the responsible and placed him under citizen's arrest for indecent exposure. The male was issued a prohibition order and booked into the Glenn Dyer Jail for indecent exposure.
An officer was at the station, writing a citation, when a witness and female victim pointed to a male and said that the male had grabbed the victim's buttocks while on the platform. The suspect tried to run, but the officer was able to take him into custody with minimal force. The victim placed the male under citizen's arrest and he was issued a prohibition order before being booked into the Glenn Dyer Jail for sexual battery.
Officers recognized a male at the station who appeared to match a recent BOLO for a wanted sex offender. The officers confirmed that the man had ab outstanding no-bail arrest warrant for parole violation. The man was arrested for his warrant and was booked at Santa Rita Jail.
Officers and a Sergeant responded to the platform for a report of a battery that had occurred on board the San Francisco bound train. Upon arrival they met with the victim who stated that a female suspect grabbed her buttocks, pushed her to the ground and then proceeded to punch her in the face. The victim positively identified the suspect on the platform. Several witnesses also stood by and positively identified the suspect. The suspect was placed under citizen’s arrest for battery on a transportation passenger, and for sexual battery. Medical responded to the scene to check on the victim, but she declined and was given an ice pack. The Sergeant was already on scene for the in-custody approval. While in the holding cell awaiting to get processed for booking, the suspect had to be placed in the Wrap restraint. The suspect was subsequently booked into the Santa Rita Jail and issued a prohibition order.
Patrons on board the Pittsburg bound train reported that a male suspect was masturbating on board. The reporting party left the train at South San Francisco Station, but the suspect remained on board. Officers intercepted the train at Daly City Station and located the suspect on board. No other victims came forward. Record checks showed that the suspect had an outstanding $30,000 arrest warrant for larceny, held by SFPD. The man was booked at the SF County Jail for his warrant.
Officers responded to the report of a male suspect masturbating at the primary end of the station. On arriving, the officers saw the suspect engaged in lewd behavior and placed him under arrest. A warrants check of the suspect further revealed three burglary and theft related misdemeanor warrants, held by the San Francisco Police Department and totaling $150K in bail amount, for his arrest. The suspect was issued a BART prohibition order before being booked into the county jail for committing a lewd act in public and the outstanding arrest warrants.