A suspect was reported to be rubbing his crotch over his underwear while trying to engage a female victim in conversation on a train at the Lake Merritt Station. His pants were pulled down to his mid thigh. The suspect had originally grabbed the victims arm to get her attention and was masturbating his fully exposed penis. The victim placed the suspect under Citizens Arrest. The suspect was booked at the Alameda County Jail.
Two male witnesses called to report that a male juvenile had grabbed the breast of a sleeping female on the train. The witnesses told the victim what had happened as they confronted the suspect. The suspect provided his name to the witnesses, but he fled before officers arrived. The suspect matches the description of a juvenile suspect who committed a similar crime recently. The investigation is on-going at this time.
A warrant check on a subject contacted for smoking in the station by an officer revealed a sex offender who was out of compliance. The subject was cited for smoking and arrested for being out of compliance with his annual registration.
A patron reported to the station agent that a male suspect was masturbating near the bike racks. The patron left the scene, but the agent was able to see the suspect exposing himself. An officer arrived and contacted the suspect. The agent identified him and placed him under citizen's arrest. The suspect also had four warrants for his arrest, the largest being $10,000 for Public Nuisance violations. The suspect was interviewed and then booked into the Santa Rita Jail for Indecent Exposure and the warrants.
An Asian male, 60-70 yrs, wearing a blue shirt and black pants, boarded a SFO train at the Daily City Station. While aboard the train, the suspect exposed his penis and began masturbating in front of the victim. When the train arrived at the San Bruno Station, the victim ran from the train to report the incident. The suspect apparently off-boarded the train also. Officers responded and conducted an area check for the suspect with negative results. The victim stated she can identify the suspect. Video was requested by the investigating officer.
A victim reported that a Hispanic male adult committed a sexual battery by grouping her. The victim described the suspect as a Hispanic male, 48 years old, 509, 200lbs, brown eyes, gray short cropped hair. The incident occurred on 9/17/12 at 2355 hours. A female officer interviewed the victim and Detectives were called regarding the case. Station video was requested and Detectives will follow-up on this case.
The station agent called to report a male in the free area yelling and creating a disturbance. The station agent then reported that it appeared to her that the suspect had punched a male patron in the arm and pinched a young girl on the buttocks. The station agent reported that the male victim had left the area and the female victim was on the platform. The agent tried to get the female victim (approx 14 years old) to stay and wait for officers, but she refused and boarded a train. Officers arrived and contacted the suspect, who was determined to be a sex offender who is out of compliance with his registration requirements. An officer was able to intercept the train with the female victim and make contact with her. She told the officer that the suspect may have grabbed at her, but she was not touched in any way and she did not want to make a report. The officer identified her and will make contact with her parent to make them aware of the circumstances. Officers dealing with the suspect determined that he was a danger to others and unable to care for himself, so he was transported for a psychiatric evaluation. A police hold was placed on him and he will be booked for being a sex offender out of compliance once he has been evaluated/treated. The SAFE Task Force was notified of the case.
The victim was on a Richmond bound train between the Union City and South Hayward Stations, when the suspect, a BM, long dreads, wearing a blk t-sht and jeans, approached her. The suspect asked the victim if she was blind. The victim told the suspect that she was able to see. The suspect then asked the victim if she had any lotion and she told him no. As the train was approaching the South Hayward Station, the suspect got up, stood close to the victim and began masturbating his exposed, erect penis. The suspect was so close to the victim that she could feel his long dreads touching the top of her head. The victim yelled at the suspect and he off-boarded the train at the South Hayward Station. The victim notified the train operator who in turn notified police. The victim continued on the train to the 19th Street Station where officers made contact with her. The suspect was detained by officers at the South Hayward Station. The victim was transported by an officer to the South Hayward Station where she positively identified the suspect. The suspect, who is on probation for attempted robbery, was placed under arrest for indecent exposure and a probation violation. The Detective Sergeant attempted to interview the suspect, but he invoked his Miranda rights and refused to give a statement. Patrol officers also attempted to conduct a probation search of the suspect's home. The suspect was booked into the Santa Rita Jail on the above listed charges. Video is being requested.
A female patron reported that an adult male sat by her on a bench on the platform at the Powell Street Station. The male boarded the Fremont train with her and sat next to her. After the train left Montgomery, the male exposed himself and began to masturbate. When she got to West Oakland Station, she off boarded and waited to see if the suspect was following her. When she saw that he wasn't, she re-boarded the train and rode to the Lake Merritt Station, where she reported the crime to the station agent. She was unsure where the suspect off-boarded the train. She described the suspect as a BM in black clothing, 25 years old, wearing a black hat and carrying a black backpack. Train and station video will be requested.
A female victim reported that a male suspect ran his hand down her back and then squeezed her buttocks while in the bus zone. The victim positively identified the suspect and places him under citizen’s arrest for the battery. The suspect was booked at the Redwood City Jail.
An officer responded to the west parking lot on a report of a man banging his fists on vehicles. The officer contacted the subject and determined he was unable to care for his own safety due to intoxication. A search of suspect's person incident to arrest for public intoxication revealed a cell phone which contained pornographic photos of many small children. The Department's SAFE Task Force officer was notified and interviewed the suspect. After the interview, it was determined that a warrant would be sought to search the suspect's residence for pornographic material. The suspect was also placed under arrest for possession of pornographic material, and the investigation is on-going at this time.
Officers responded to the street level plaza for a report of a female passed out possibly requiring medical attention. Upon their arrival the female was in the back of the ambulance receiving medical attention from the paramedics that were already on the scene. As the officers were at the ambulance trying to talk to the victim they were contacted by a female who told them that the female in the ambulance had been sexually assaulted by a male that was currently sitting in the plaza. As they were talking to the first female a second female approached them and told them that she had pepper sprayed the possible male suspect in the face. The female victim was subsequently transported to the hospital. The male was detained pending further investigation. A Sergeant, evidence technician, and Detective responded to the hospital. The investigation is still on-going.
A woman witnessed a man masturbating while sitting next to her on a Millbrae bound train approaching the station. Upon arrival, officers detained a person matching the description given by the woman. The suspect was positively identified by the victim and placed under arrest for indecent exposure. 1206-2229 L12.
Officers responded to the #2 platform to investigate a report of a male exposing himself. They contacted a victim who pointed out a suspect . She stated the suspect had removed his penis from his pants and urinated on the seats and floor. The suspect then left his penis exposed for several minutes waving it around. The victim placed the suspect under Citizens Arrest for Indecent Exposure and Urinating on a Public Transit Vehicle. The suspect, who has many BART Police contacts, had no prior Indecent Exposure arrests. He is currently on probation for Battery and Public Intoxication. He was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility.
BART PD officers responded to the Fremont station on a report from an anonymous patron that a male subject, described as a BM, wearing a blue cap, blue shirt and blue jeans was masturbating on a Fremont train approaching the Fremont station. Officers conducted a check of the train with negative results.
An officer responded to the station for a report of a man exposing himself near the parking structure. A subject was detained by the officer, and was placed under citizen’s arrest by a witness who positively identified him as the person who exposed himself. The subject was arrested for indecent exposure.
An officer noticed a known suspect showing another person an item that appeared to be narcotics. Upon making contact, the officer recovered a small amount of narcotics. The officer was also aware that the suspect had a warrant for his arrest. A records check confirmed a $10,000 warrant out of San Francisco along with information indicating that the suspect had not properly registered as a sex offender. The suspect was booked for the warrant, failure to register and for possession of narcotics paraphernalia. The recovered narcotics was not enough to be chargeable in San Francisco County.
A female patron called to report that while she was walking on the access road, a male ran up behind her, grabbed her buttocks and ran off of the station property. She did not get a good enough look at the suspect to be able to identify his face, but described him as a Hispanic male in his 20's, tall and thin, wearing all black with a black backpack. She was not injured during the battery. Officers responded and canvased the area with negative results. Outside agencies were also given the suspect description.
The station agent called to report that a male suspect, who is known to her, had exposed his penis to her and began masturbating as he descended the escalator to the platform. The male boarded a train, which was intercepted by officers at the Powell Street Station. The male, who is also known to officers, was off boarded and detained. The agent responded to the Powell Station and identified the detainee as being the one she saw masturbating. The suspect was placed under citizen's arrest and booked into the San Francisco County Jail for Indecent Exposure.
A female patron called to report a suspicious male on the train who was reaching into his pants and masturbating while staring at a female patron. Officers intercepted the train and made contact with the male suspect. The witness identified the suspect and placed him under citizen's arrest for committing a lewd act in public. The suspect has prior criminal history for similar offenses. The suspect told officers that he wished to harm himself, so he was placed on a psychiatric evaluation/hold. Once cleared/treated, he will be picked up for booking on the lewd act charge.
A BART police officer from the Alameda County SAFE task force located a suspect who is a registered sex offender and was wanted on a warrant from the BART Police Department for indecent exposure. The suspect was interviewed by the officer and booked for the warrant.
On 3/20/12, the BART Police Officer assigned to the Alameda County SAFE Task Force (responsible for tracking criminals who commit sex crimes in the county) issued a bulletin for BART Police Officers to be on the lookout for a suspect who had recently been paroled for a sex crime and was now wanted for a violation of his parole. Today, an officer on train patrol spotted the suspect on a train and detained him. The task force officer responded to the station and worked with a parole agent to revoke the suspect's parole. The suspect was interviewed and then arrested for the parole violation.
The ISRC/police dispatch received a call from a local hospital at approximately 1631 hrs. today regarding a 24-year-old female sexual-assault victim who was at the hospital. The victim stated that a male suspect had entered the public restroom that she was using at the Fruitvale BART station late last night or early this morning. The suspect forced the victim to orally copulate him. The detective sergeant and a detective responded to investigate this case. (Suspect description: W-M or H-M, unknown age, “spikey” hair, wearing a green windbreaker-type jacket and blue jeans.) The A-plt. watch commander made the critical-incident notifications.
A female patron/victim reported a male suspect exposed himself and then put his hand on the victim’s head while they were on a south bound train approaching the station. The victim moved away from the suspect and off-boarded at the El Cerrito Plaza station. The suspect remained on the train. Suspect description: HM, 20-25 yrs, 5-08, thin, sht blk hair, blk polo shrt, blu jeans, hat. Officers intercepted the train at the Ashby station, and detained a possible suspect. Another officer met the victim and transported her to the Ashby station for an in-field identification, which yield negative results. The suspect is still outstanding.
The train operator called to report an adult male masturbating in the lead car of her train. Officers intercepted the train at the station and made contact with the suspect. The train operator placed the suspect under citizen's arrest for indecent exposure. The suspect was transported to headquarters to be interviewed by a detective. The suspect was then booked into the Glenn Dyer Jail for indecent exposure. Video from the train car was requested.