Per San Francisco Police Officers, trains were held out of the station as they searched for a male suspect who was said to have been involved in an armed robbery on a city street. The suspect was reportedly on the #1 trackway and headed toward the Embarcadero Station. A combination of BART and San Francisco Police officers searched both trackways between the Montgomery and Embarcadero stations, but did not locate the suspect; two other involved suspects were detained, and a handgun recovered, by San Francisco Police Officers in their jurisdiction. Trains were delayed for approximately 45 minutes. TSOC notified (“Jeff”).
The male victim reported that while in the small north-east lot, adjacent to the parking structure, he was confronted by four (4) adult black males, one of whom punched him about the face while another displayed a black handgun. The suspects then took $15.00 cash and an unknown name brand flip-phone from the victim before fleeing east-bound on Fruitvale Ave. Officers responded but were unable to locate the suspects. The victim was not injured. Station video was requested.
A male victim reported that he was robbed at gunpoint while on a Fremont bound train at the Fruitvale Station. Two males approached him and asked if he had any marijuana. Suspect #1 (BM, 20-30, 6'3", black clothing) pulled out a silver and black semi-automatic handgun and demanded his property. The male took his Louis Vuitton bag, wallet and belt. The wallet contained his ID and keys. The suspects off boarded and ran out of the station. The victim waited about 45 minutes before reporting the crime. Train/station video will be requested.
Employees reported that two males had entered the station without paying, and then urinated on the platform. Both males, who were in possession of open containers of alcohol, then crossed the tracks from platform #1 to platform #2. Third rail power was dropped and trains were held out until the males were clear of the tracks. Officers responded and detained both men. An employee identified the men and made a citizen's arrest. A search incident to arrest revealed that one man had illegal prescription medication and the other was in possession of brass knuckles. The male with the medication was cited for possession of prescription medication without a prescription, possession of an open container and trespassing on railroad property. The other suspect was booked at the San Mateo County jail for possession of illegal weapons, possession of an open container, and trespassing on railroad property.
The station agent reported that a male suspect had just stabbed a female victim with a machete. SFPD and BART officers responded. The investigation determined that the assault took place in the hallway connecting the platform elevator to the concourse. The suspect stabbed or slashed two victims. One victim remained in the station, while the second victim and the suspect fled to the street. SFPD officers were were at the station exit immediately contacted the second victim and rendered aid the the victim in the station. The suspect was described as a black male, 30-40 years old, 5'10" tall, 200 pounds, wearing a green jacket and dark pants. The suspect was armed with a large machete-type blade. Because they were involved from the outset, SFPD took the lead in the investigation. The 7th & Market exit and platform elevator were closed to facilitate the crime scene investigation. There was no impact on train service.
A patron on board the Pittsburg bound train reported that she saw a male suspect, with what she believed to be the magazine of a handgun protruding from his shirt. The suspect, who boarded the train at Powell Street Station, was described as a black male in his 20's, 6 fee tall, with a dark complexion, wearing a light blue denim jacket, white shirt, and light colored jeans. The suspect was last seen walking toward the front of the train. Officers responded to West Oakland Station and searched the train. A male matching the suspect description was located on the third car from the lead and was detained without incident. The reporting party identified the man as the one she had seen at Powell Street. The man was searched, but no weapon or contraband was located. The train was released after about a 12 minute delay.
An off-duty security guard reported that he was sitting on a bench on the platform, watching videos on his cell phone, with his green & black backpack on the bench beside him. He saw the pack move, looked up and saw a male suspect carrying it away. The suspect was described as a black male, 6' tall, with a skinny build, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. The suspect fled from the station via the 14th Street exit. An area check for the suspect was unsuccessful. The victim reported that his .40 caliber Beretta pistol was inside the backpack when it was stolen. Oakland PD was advised of the theft.
Officers contacted a female who was sleeping in the station. Once awakened, the female brandished a broken golf club at the officers. They were able to take the golf club from her and attempted to take her into custody. She resisted the arrest and had to be physically restrained. Once in custody, she was found to be in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine and a pipe. She was not injured, but medically cleared by paramedics before being booked into the Santa Rita Jail for the listed charges.
A victim reported a suspect was masturbating on a Pittsburg Bound train. Officers intercepted the train and detained a possible suspect. The victim responded and positively identified the suspect who was booked into the local jail. The suspect was issued a prohibition order.
Target store security reported that the suspect in a armed robbery had fled toward the station. Witnesses pointed out the suspect to two officers who were on patrol, and the officers detained the female suspect without incident. The suspect was turned over to San Leandro PD for further investigation.
Medical staff at Kaiser Richmond reported that a male juvenile had come to the ER with superficial stab wounds to his arm. The juvenile claimed the assault occurred in the Richmond Station bus zone, about 1525 hours. Officers went to the hospital to interview the victim, but he was not cooperative. There was no evidence at the station, but a witness corroborated that a male and female suspect had punched and kicked the victim. The victim was transported to San Bruno Station to meet his parents. The victim refused to speak to a detective at San Bruno Station. TSOC notified (TSA-12-35857-16).
Patrons on board the Dublin train reported that a male was creating a disturbance, and was armed with a knife. Officers responded and detained the man, who was found to have a folding knife, with the blade locked open, concealed in his pants pocket. No complainants came forward for any crimes on the train. Witnesses reported that the man did not brandish the knife at anyone. Officers determined that the man was intoxicated in public. He was arrested and booked for public intoxication and possession of a dirk/dagger, and was booked at Glenn Dyer Jail.
A patron reported that as he stepped on the train, he saw a male with severe injuries to his wrists. He held the train doors open and stood by until officers arrived and contacted the victim. Medical aid arrived and the victim admitted that he had cut himself. A razor blade was recovered from the train. The scene was photographed and the train was released and taken out of service at 1304 hours. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment and placed on a psychiatric hold.
Reports were received of several males involved in a fight on the north end of the platform. One of the males was armed with a bottle. Trains were held out of the station while officers responded. One male was seen on CCTV on track #1 and power was dropped. One of the involved males fled before officers arrived. Officers detained a male on the platform. A second male fled by jumping onto the track, climbing over the 3rd rail and scaling a fence to the Oakland Avenue parking lot. That male was detained a short distance away. Officers ultimately determined that two suspects confronted a male victim because the victim was wearing clothing with the Pittsburgh Pirates' logo on it, and the suspects were Yankees fans. The suspects struck the victim with a bottle, knocking him to the ground. The suspect then began kicking the victim in the head. An unknown patron sprayed all the involved parties with pepper spray in an effort to stop the fight. The victim who was detained on the platform was determined to be the victim. The second male, who had been on the tracks, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and trespassing. Record checks showed that the man was on probation for possession of illegal weapons. He was issued a prohibition order and was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility. The suspect who fled was described as a white male, wearing a black baseball hat and a black hooded sweatshirt. Trains were delayed about 12 minutes as a result of this incident.
A male victim reported that between 2100 and 2130 hours, while walking in the station’s parking lot, he was confronted by four black male suspects. One of the suspects (#1) displayed what appeared to be the handle of a handgun along his front waistband before the victim was struck about the face with an unknown object. The blow caused him to fall to the ground, at which time the suspects took the victim’s black leather wallet and black LG brand cell phone before fleeing; the phone was not trackable. Approximately 20 minutes later, the victim reported the theft to police and an officer responded to investigate. The victim, who was treated for facial pain by paramedics and released, further described the suspects as follows: #1 – 6’4” tall; thin build; in his late 20s; wearing a dark blue windbreaker and carrying a dark bandana/handkerchief; #2 – 6’1” tall; in his 20s; wearing a gray hoodie; #3 - 5’9” tall; 19-20 years of age; wearing a black long sleeve t-shirt; #4 – 5’8” tall; 19-20 years of age; short hair; possibly wearing a gold colored jacket.
Officers in the lot heard what sounded like gunshots from the area of 69th & Snell. A gray Mercedes sedan fled from the area at a high rate of speed. Officers assisted with setting up a perimeter and searching for the vehicle. An officer located the vehicle at 69th & Lyon, but it was abandoned. No victims were located, and no suspects were found. The investigation was turned over to Oakland PD.
A female victim reported that about 30 minutes prior, while aboard an East Bay bound train between the Embarcadero and West Oakland stations, she was approached by three (3) black male suspects; one of whom displayed a black handgun. As the suspects stood near the victim, one of them demanded her property, which included an iPad Mini and a backpack containing clothes. The victim complied with the suspect(s)’ demand, and when the train arrived at the West Oakland station the suspects fled. The victim remained on the train and eventually reported the robbery, via telephone, from home; she was not injured. The suspects were all described as 25-35 years of age; 6’ tall; wearing dark hoodies and dark pants. The investigating officer requested station video. TSOC notified.
Patrons reported two males involved in a disturbance on a Fremont bound train. The suspect was described as a black male, 22-26 years old, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, with tattoos on the front of his neck. The suspect, who was armed with a knife, slashed at the victim, cutting his shirt. The victim escaped injury. The suspect fled and responding officers were unable to locate him in the area. TSOC notified.
Officers contacted an adult male for smoking in the station. A records check revealed that the male is on parole. A parole search of his person revealed a small, concealed dirk/dagger. The male was issued a citation for smoking and booked into the Glenn Dyer Jail for possession of the weapon. His parole officer was contacted and a parole hold was also placed on him.
A citizen flagged an officer down on city streets and reported that white male was walking around the parking lot of a nearby Safeway store with a large knife in his hand. Officers checked the area and located a man matching the description walking toward the BART station bus zone. Officers detained the man and found that he had a large steak knife concealed in his waistband. Record checks also showed that he was on probation for burglary, out of Contra Costa County. Concord PD had no reports of any other crimes associated with the male suspect. Officers arrested the man for possession of a dirk/dagger. He was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility for possession of a dirk and probation violation.
Kaiser Hospital staff called to report that a male in their hospital was being treated for a contusion to his head, which he said he received at the Richmond Station when a male suspect hit him with a bottle. An officer interviewed the victim, who said that his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend struck him in the head with a bottle (unprovoked). After being struck, the victim left the station and went to the hospital for treatment. He said that he did not lose consciousness. He believes the suspect boarded a train and left the area with the ex- girlfriend, who witnessed the attack. Station video will be requested. The victim was not able to provide any of the suspect's identifying information.
Officers responded to a report of an attempted robbery at the Ashby Station and one of the suspects displayed a black semi-automatic firearm. Berkeley PD responded to assist and located a possible suspect who was a juvenile. The male was cited and released to his father.
A witness reported that a male patron was making threats to the station agent, after becoming enraged that there were no more northbound trains for the night. The suspect was described as a white male 20-30 years old, wearing a camouflage fishing hat. A witness reported that the suspect was holding a knife, out of the agent's view, when making the threats. Officers located the man at a gas station across the street and the agent made a positive identification. The man was arrested for making criminal threats, but officers determined that he was in need of psychiatric care. He was transported by ambulance to San Leandro Hospital for evaluation, with a criminal hold.
Patrons on board the Millbrae bound train reported that a male suspect was on board acting erratically, holding a large knife. The suspect was described as a white male in his 40's, with a buzz haircut, wearing a gray jacket with silver stripes on the sleeves. The suspect off-boarded at Orinda Station. Officers, along with Orinda PD responded and detained the man on the platform. No complainants came forward, but officers determined that the man was intoxicated in public. A kitchen knife was found on top of a fire cabinet near the suspect. The man was arrested for public intoxication and was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility.
Pittsburg PD reported that they had a suspect in custody for a robbery that occurred at the Bliss Avenue Park & Ride, about 1630 hours. Officers responded and learned that a male victim had been working on his car in the lot, when a suspect approached him and demanded his flashlight, while brandishing a large metal fence post as a weapon. The victim gave the suspect his flashlight, but the suspect picked up the victim's screwdriver and attempted to stab the victim. The victim evaded the blow and fled, eventually gaining safety in his car. The victim drove off, with the suspect chasing him on foot. Pittsburg PD detained the suspect at a nearby fast food restaurant and notified BART PD. The victim was not injured. The suspect was arrested for robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. He was issued a prohibition order and was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility. TSOC notified.