Officers responded to the station regarding the report of a robbery having just occurred in the station’s taxi zone in which a black male suspect threatened to shoot the victim while simulating a weapon. The suspect took the victim’s purse, which contained $400.00 in cash, before fleeing toward 35th Ave. Officers performed an unsuccessful search for the suspect, who was further described as: 25 years of age; wearing a black hoodie and black shirt with “Straight Outta Oakland” written on it. The victim was not injured.
Officers responded to investigate a report of a male brandishing a knife in the station bus zone. Shortly after they arrived, they were flagged down by the victim, who reported that the suspect, who also brandished a gun, had just gotten into a taxi and was leaving the station. Officers stopped the taxi, and detained the male passenger. A replica firearm and a knife were found on the man's person. Pittsburg PD also responded to assist. The victim made a positive identification of the suspect and performed a citizen's arrest. The suspect was ultimately booked at the Martinez Detention Facility for brandishing a knife and a replica firearm. The suspect was issued a prohibition order prior to booking. TSOC notified.
Patrons on board the Richmond bound train reported that a male transient was walking through the train, holding what appeared to be a knife. Officers responded and located a man on the platform, holding a long metal object in his hand. The man was detained without incident and the object was found to be a metal rod that the suspect was using to scratch himself. No complainants came forward and the man was released at the scene without charge.
A male suspect attempted to rob the All Aboard convenience store, located inside the station. The suspect approached the clerk and simulated a weapon inside a paper bag, while demanding cash from the register. The clerk refused and the male fled southbound on foot. The suspect was described as a black male, 26 years old, 5'8" tall with a thin build, wearing a red baseball hat, a black hooded sweatshirt and white cargo pants. The investigation is ongoing.
Officers detained three male suspects in the bus zone for investigation of drinking in public. Record checks showed that one of the males was on probation for narcotics violations. A search of the man's person revealed a BB gun concealed in his waistband. The man was arrested for probation violation and was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility. The other two males were released without charge.
A patron reported that his white 2007 Nissan Altima was stolen by three suspects, one of whom simulated a weapon and demanded the victim's keys. The victim was fearful and surrendered his keys. The suspects took the vehicle and fled northbound from the parking lot. The suspects were described as three black males, 15-18 years old. The suspect who simulated the weapon was wearing a maroon hooded sweatshirt and jeans. The second suspect was about 6' tall, with a heavy build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and jeans. The victim could not describe the third suspect. Officers responded and searched the surrounding area, but were unable to locate the victim vehicle. All Bay Area agencies were notified. The victim was not injured.
The victim of a robbery contacted an officer at Fruitvale Station and reported that three male suspects had simulated a weapon and stolen $1 from him. The suspects were described as black males, 18-20 years old. The suspect who stole the money was wearing a plaid shirt. One of the suspects wore a white tee shirt. There was no description of the third man. The suspects reportedly boarded a Fremont train. That train was intercepted at San Leandro Station and a male matching the suspect description was detained in the bus zone. The victim was taken to the station, but could not identify the man as one of the robbery suspects. The suspects were not located. However, the man detained in the bus zone was found to be on probation for drug violations out of BART PD and had a stay-away order from all BART stations. The man was arrested for violation of a court order and was booked at Santa Rita Jail.
A patron reported to the station agent at Orinda Station that a man on the SF Airport bound train was acting strangely and was in possession of a handgun. The train was intercepted at Rockridge Station. The suspect was described as a white male in his 40's, bald, wearing a pink long sleeved shirt. Officers responded and located a male matching the suspect description near the agent's booth. The man was detained and admitted to having a replica gun in his bag. A search of the man revealed the replica BB gun in his bag, as well as a syringe of suspected heroin. The man was arrested. The man told officers he had just bought the BB gun and had taken it out to look at it on the train. Officers determined that the name the man provided was false and they confirmed his true identity. Record checks showed that the man had an outstanding no-bail arrest warrant for burglary, held by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. The man was booked at Glenn Dyer Jail for possession of narcotics, possession of a replica firearm, providing false information to a peace officer and his outstanding warrant. There was about a ten minute delay in service as a result of this incident. TSOC notified.
A male suspect approached a taxi that was 5th in line at the station and demanded a ride. The driver directed the suspect to the first cab in line and the suspect became irate. He motioned as if he had a weapon concealed under his jacket and made threats to kill the driver. The suspect then started chasing a citizen who was walking by, threatening to kill him as well. Officers saw the suspect chasing the citizen and detained the suspect. A search of the suspect revealed no weapons on his person. The suspect was ultimately booked at Glenn Dyer Jail for criminal threats and public intoxication. He was issued a prohibition order prior to booking.
An adult female went to the Alameda County Sheriff's Eden Township Station to report that she was the victim of a robbery at the Bay Fair Station about one hour earlier. Responding officers contacted the female and she told them that she was robbed of cash and property in the parking lot of the station by two black males who simulated a handgun: 1) 22-28 years, 5'11" tall, 240 pounds, wearing sunglasses, a black sweater, black beanie cap and dark jeans; 2) 18-25 years old, 6' tall, 180 pounds, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, with a scarf covering his face. The victim was not injured and had no ready explanation for her delay in reporting the crime or for why she did not go into the station to seek assistance. The victim seemed primarily interested in obtaining a ride to Stockton. The investigating officer believed that the victim's report was likely fabricated, in whole or in part.
Officers responded to the platform to intercept a train for a report of a woman who was seen brandishing a handgun and making threats to patrons. Upon arrival, the woman was positively identified by victims and a replica firearm was recovered from her person. During detention, the woman began hyperventilating and told officers she wanted to kill herself. Medical personnel transported the woman to San Francisco General Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. The woman, who was placed under arrest for brandishing a weapon and making threats, will be transported to San Francisco Jail after her release from the hospital. The woman was issued a District prohibition order for brandishing a weapon and making threats. A sergeant responded to the scene to approve the arrest. Video hotline notified.
The on-duty station agent became involved in a dispute with a suspect who became belligerent. The suspect, described as a black male in his 60's, 5'7" tall, wearing a multi-colored sweater and a light colored jacket, pointed his fingers at the agent to simulate a handgun and then told the agent he was going to go home to get his gun and come back and shoot the agent. Responding officers detained a man matching the description near the station. The agent made a positive identification of the man. Based on the agent's statements, the man was arrested for making criminal threats. He was booked at Berkeley Jail. OCC was notified.
A patron reported seeing a black male juvenile walking near the station with a handgun. The suspect was described as having a dark complexion, a short afro hairstyle and wearing a gray shirt. He was in the company of a second black male juvenile, wearing a black and white track jacket. The suspects were last seen at 40th and MLK. Officers located two juveniles matching the suspect descriptions at a bus stop at 40th and West Streets. The two turned out to be a male and female, rather than two males. Officers located a replica, Air Soft-type handgun on the person of the male juvenile. Responding Oakland PD officers believed that the two detainees might be the persons who committed a robbery in their city earlier. Witnesses to the robbery were unable to identify the detainees, but the robbery victim's cell phone was found on the female's person. Oakland officers arrested the female for possession of stolen property. The male with the replica handgun was arrested for an Oakland Municipal Code section prohibiting the carrying of a projectile weapon by a juvenile. The male was issued a citation for the violation and released to his mother.
SFPD reported a suspicious device on a bus bench at Cyril Magnin/Market Streets. SFPD requested the closure of Powell Street Station. The station was closed and trains were held out of the station while the device was examined and determined by the bomb squad to be safe. Service was restored at 0751 hours. TSOC was notified of the incident.
South San Francisco Police received a report of a juvenile in possession of a gun on the platform at the station. The suspect was described as a black male wearing a maroon jacket and black pants. Trains were delayed for 12 minutes while officers searched a train and detained a person matching the description given as well as recovering an Air soft handgun under the seat of the same train car the suspect was detained. After a thorough investigation, there were no victims and no witnesses came forward to identify the subject. The juvenile subject was reprimanded for possession of a replica handgun and released to a relative. TSOC notified.
A male adult victim was robbed of his iPod while standing on the platform at the station. The suspect was described as a black male in his 20's, tall and thin, wearing a hat, a baggy blue shirt under a black zipped jacket. The suspect threatened to shoot the victim, although no weapon was displayed. The suspect fled from the station on foot. SFPD and responding BART officers were unable to locate the suspect in the area. The victim was not injured.
A black male suspect dressed in all dark clothing reached into the sweatshirt pocket of V-1 and grabbed her iPhone. V-1 and the suspect struggled over the phone until the suspect was able to gain control of it. V-1's husband, V-2, chased the suspect in the station until the suspect turned and challenged V-2, simulating he had a gun. The suspect then punched V-2 in the face and fled the station on foot. The suspect dropped V-1's phone and V-2 recovered it. Officers inside the station observed V-2 chasing the suspect. V-2 advised the officers what had just occurred and the officers chased after the suspect. SFPD was notified and assisted in the foot pursuit. The suspect ran into a business located at 1105 Market Street where he was taken into custody after a struggle with SFPD officers. V-2 positively identified the suspect. The suspect was taken to SF General Hospital after he was observed self-inflicting injuries to his own face. V-2 sustained minor injuries to his eye and declined medical attention. V-1 was not injured. Video from inside the business was viewed and is in the process of being recovered. The on-call detective was notified and responded to the hospital to interview the suspect. The suspect will be booked into the SF County jail on the above listed charges when medically cleared.
An anonymous person called to report a possible auto burglary in progress in the parking lot. Dispatchers were able to locate the suspects on surveillance cameras as they left the area. Officers located the suspects in a nearby store and detained them. One of the suspects was found to be in possession of a BB gun. Officers searched the parking lot and located a possible victim vehicle. Both juveniles were identified and transported to the El Cerrito Del Norte substation to be interviewed by a detective (who had responded to the scene). Both were cited for truancy violations, one for possession of an airsoft weapon and both were released to parents. The burglary investigation is on-going.
An officer contacted a 15 year old male victim along with his brother at the Powell St. BART Station. The victim stated that he had just arrived via train from Civic Center Station where he was robbed of his I-Phone. He stated a medium build suspect (BM), 20-25 years old, 5’9 to 6’00 approached him on the platform at Civic Center Station and threatened to shoot him unless he handed over his I-Phone. The victim complied and the suspect told the victim and his brother to get on a train that was at the station. No weapon was seen. The suspect stayed on the platform and fled the station. An area check was negative. (1201-2342) L21.
An unknown witness called to report a Robbery in progress at the station. The witness described two black male suspects, one robbing a Hispanic male victim at gunpoint and possibly boarding a San Francisco bound train. BART Officers checked the train at Powell Street Station and asked two subjects that matched the suspects’ description to off-board the train. When the suspects off-boarded they each went in different directions. One officer detained one of the suspects and the other officer chased after the other suspect. The suspect tossed a black handgun before he was apprehended on the platform. Both suspects were determined to have warrants from the Dept. of Corrections, one for robbery and one for burglary. The original R/P for this report was not located and the victim never reported the crime. The officers were unable to substantiate a robbery charge but one of the suspects had suspected cocaine in his possession, as well as what turned out to be a replica handgun. Both suspects were arrested for their warrants and one of the suspects was further charged for drugs and a replica handgun. Detectives were called out to interview the suspects. Both of the suspects were booked at the San Francisco County Jail.
While at the station, an officer received a report that a male subject was reaching into his pocket and pretending that he had a gun. After a short pursuit, the officer detained the subject, and determined that he was a danger to others. The subject, who has a history of mental illness contacts with law enforcement, was transported to John George for psychiatric evaluation. 1110-1135 L12.
Trains were held for 4 minutes at the station while Alameda County deputies searched the station unsuccessfully for an armed robbery suspect who may have ran into the station. The suspect was possibly armed with a handgun, and reportedly robbed an unknown person of an iPhone near the station on Colby and Dermety Streets. TSOC notified. 1110-0131 L12.
An officer was flagged down at the station on a report of a man possibly in possession of a gun. Officers detained a male subject who reportedly had the weapon, but did not have one on his person. Two victims told officers the man threatened them while on the train by telling them he had a gun in his possession. A warrant check on the subject revealed a felony no-bail arrest warrant for robbery out of San Mateo County. The subject was placed under arrest and booked at Glen Dyer jail for threats to persons and the warrant. TSOC notified. 1109-3320 L12.
A male reported to the station agent that he was robbed while on a Daly City bound train approaching the Powell Street Station. The victim stated that a man boarded the train at the Fruitvale Station and sat next to him. The victim said he and the suspect, who said he had just been released from jail, were engaged in a conversation for several minutes. As the train approached the Powell Street Station, the suspect told the victim he had a gun in his pocket, and took the victim’s iPhone. The victim did not see the gun or any other weapon on the suspect. The victim off boarded at Powell Street and the suspect stayed on the train. Trains were held for 11 minutes and searched by officers for the suspect at the Balboa Park station with negative results. Video hotline notified.