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.
A victim reported he was in a verbal altercation with another male at the station, when the male brandished a knife and threatened to harm him. The suspect was reported to be accompanied by another male who was also armed with a knife. The two suspects attempted to flee the station, via train. Trains were held out until officers arrived. Once sufficient officers arrived at the station, officers searched the platform and located the primary suspect. The male was detained and positively identified by the victim. The knife was not located and the second alleged suspect was determined not to be involved. Train service was delayed. The male was placed under arrest for brandishing a weapon, delaying a transit system and was issued a prohibition order. The male was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility.
Dispatch received a call from Hayward PD regarding reports of shots fired near the Hayward BART Station. At the time of the report, three BART officers were in the bus zone and they did not hear any shots, but they did see two juveniles run into the station. Trains were held out while they contacted the two on the platform. The officers did not locate a weapon on the juveniles, but a .22 caliber revolver was located in a bag on the platform. Since a crime/shooting was never substantiated and the juveniles were not seen in possession of the gun, they were identified and released to their parents. The gun was kept for safe keeping/evidence and station video will be requested. TSOC was notified of the firearm recovery TSA-08-024921-16.
Multiple reports were received from patrons on board the Fremont bound train approaching Fremont Station, of a fight and possible stabbing on board. The suspect was described as a black male, about 50 years old, balding, wearing a black tank top. The suspect was reportedly armed with a knife or screwdriver. When the train arrived at the station, the altercation continued. Two male patrons attempted to restrain the suspect, but were unsuccessful. The suspect fled to the street level and robbed a patron of his bicycle at knife point. The suspect rode away southbound, but was detained by Fremont PD officers who responded to assist. The suspect discarded his weapon, but it was located by other Fremont officers. Two male patrons suffered stab wounds to the head and were transported to the hospital for treatment. The investigation determined that the suspect robbed the two men on the train, after stabbing them with a screwdriver. The victims' property was recovered from the suspect. The suspect was ultimately arrested, and after being medically cleared, was booked on two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and three counts of robbery. The incident train was held at the station for about one hour for crime scene processing. TSOC notified.
Officers responded to the station regarding the report of a stabbing victim on the platform. On their arrival, officers found the male victim suffering from several apparent stab wounds. Paramedics arrived a short time later and transported the victim to a hospital where, as of this writing, his condition is described as critical, but stable. At this point, it appears three (unknown) Hispanic male suspects were involved in the stabbing. A detective, video recovery officer and crime scene techs responded to assist. Two sergeants responded as well in order to supervise the initial investigation. As a result of this incident, train service was affected for nearly two hours. TSOC notified. L10/L22
An officer on-viewed a verbal disturbance between the suspect and the victim in the free area of the station. The officer intervened and the victim advised the officer that the suspect had just brandished a knife. The officer detained the suspect in handcuffs with the assistance of a citizen. The suspect was searched and a knife was located in the suspect's front waistband. The suspect was also determined to be intoxicated. The victim stated that his wife had advised him that the suspect had made rude comments to her as she waited in the passenger pick up area of the station. The victim asked the suspect why he was harassing his wife and the suspect became verbally hostile and pulled a knife on the victim. The suspect was placed under arrest pursuant to a citizen's arrest. A records check revealed that the suspect was on probation for auto theft and had an outstanding warrant for driving on a suspended license held by ACSO. The suspect was eventually transported the Martinez jail on the above listed charges. The suspect was also issued a prohibition order.
Officers responded to the station on the report of a black male firing a handgun possibly at another male. Officers unsuccessfully searched the surrounding area for both subjects, who were last seen on-foot and fleeing west bound from the station. A search of the surrounding neighborhood for structures and/or vehicles potentially damaged by gunfire also ended with negative results. A witness indicated the suspect fired the handgun while standing in the east access road, near the primary concourse area of the station; and where officers subsequently located a single bullet casing. The suspect was further described as 20-30 years of age; wearing a gray top and blue jeans. There was no further description for the second male. El Cerrito Police Officers were notified of the shooting. Officers requested station video, and TSOC was notified.
A sergeant and officers responded to the station regarding a stabbing near the station agent’s booth, which the male victim reported to San Bruno Police officers who subsequently arrested the male suspect. The victim, who sustained a non-life-threatening laceration to his arm, was transported to a hospital for further medical attention while BART officers took custody of the suspect. An independent witness reported seeing the victim and the suspect involved in a verbal dispute before the stabbing occurred. A detective responded to interview the suspect, and an evidence technician arrived to process the scene; the knife apparently used in the attack was recovered as well. The suspect was eventually booked into the San Mateo County jail for assault with a deadly weapon and issued a prohibition order. Station video was requested, and TSOC was notified.
An employee located an abandoned case under one of the platform benches. The case was found to contain a Winchester .22 caliber rifle. The weapon is not known to be associated with a crime. An officer took custody of the rifle and booked it into evidence. TSOC notified.
Officers responded to the station on a report of a suspect armed with a knife. The suspect was described as a black male, 20's, short dreads, wearing a blue hoodie and blue jeans. Updated information was received that the suspect was being held down by citizens prior to the officers' arrival. When officer's arrived, the suspect had already fled the area, however, citizens recovered the suspect's knife. The victim, who is hearing impaired, told officers that as he was exiting the station via the walkway, the suspect jumped in front of him, displayed the knife, and made stabbing motions towards him. The victim was able to throw the suspect to the ground. The suspect eventually fled the scene and left the knife behind. The victim was not injured and said that he can identify the suspect. The victim said that he has seen the suspect at the station on several previous occasions. Station video will be requested.
A sergeant encountered a male suspect chasing another male while swinging a knife at the victim. The sergeant drew his firearm and ordered the suspect to drop the knife and get on the ground. The suspect complied and was taken into custody without incident. The victim did not wish police assistance and left the area. The suspect was issued a prohibition order and booked into the San Francisco County Jail for brandishing a weapon, possession of a dirk/dagger and for multiple infraction warrants.
A victim reported that she was seated next to a female (BF, 50s, short hair, dressed in all yellow) on a San Francisco bound train. She heard the female suspect mutter something like "give me your phone," but she ignored the suspect. A few minutes later, she noticed that the suspect was holding a folding pocket knife close to her, but the suspect did not say anything or motion towards the victim. The victim believed that the suspect was trying to get her to give up her phone, but she kept her phone and went to another car to report the crime. Officers checked the train at the Embarcadero Station, but the suspect was not located. The victim was not injured. Train/Station video will be requested.
The station agent reported that a male suspect was acting strangely, dancing and waving a knife around. Officers responded and detained the man, who initially refused to cooperate. The man was taken into custody and was found to be intoxicated in public. Although the knife was recovered, there were no victims willing to press charges. The man was booked at Santa Rita Jail for public intoxication and resisting arrest.
Officers responded to the station on a report from the station agent of hearing possible gunshots or fireworks. Additional information also came in of subjects possibly shooting from, or at, a vehicle. An officer located one expended shell casing in the taxi zone of the station. According to witnesses, a black male, described as 5'11", fit, 200 lbs., wearing a dark gray hoodie and blue jeans, exited a silver 4dr car and fired one round from a black handgun into the ground. The suspect ran from the station on foot and the vehicle drove off. It appears that the suspect may have negligently discharged his firearm into the ground as he was exiting the car. There were no victims located and area hospitals were notified in the event a shooting victim surfaced. TSOC was notified.