Officers and a sergeant responded to a report of an armed robbery that just occurred on a Pittsburg Bound train holding at the station. Upon arrival there was conflicting reports that the suspects may still be on the train so it was searched prior to it being released with negative results. The officers were able to locate two victims, a male and a female. Through their interviews of the victims and independent witnesses, the following was determined: The male victim was seated in the train car when he was approached by a Black male who was in the company of one, possibly two Black males. The Black male who approached the victim demanded his laptop, and when he refused, the suspect produced a handgun, pointed at the victim and took the laptop (silver Apple Air Laptop). The suspect then turned to a female patron who was seated directly across from the male victim and demanded her belongings as well. The suspect then pistol whipped the female victim about her face causing minor injuries when she refused. The suspect, along with those he was in company with, then fled on foot, exiting the train and going to the street level. During the commission of the crime, other patrons tried to get off the train, which caused a separate patron to fall to the ground and hurt her knee. The female victim declined to be transported to the hospital and was treated and released on the scene. The train was held for approximately 11 minutes as a result of the search. The reporting officer will be requesting for train and station video and also will canvass the surrounding area on the street level for additional video. The suspects were described as follows: 1) Black male early20’s , short hair, gray sweatshirt 2) Black male late teens early 20’s, black sweatshirt, short hair .
BART Police received initial reports that a male had battered a passenger with a firearm, aboard a Fremont bound train. Officers responded to the station to search for the suspect. As a safety precaution because a firearm was involved, the station was closed and trains were held out. The suspect was located on the Fremont train and was taken into custody. The report of a battery was not substantiated; however the female witness positively identified the male and reported he was carrying a firearm. A systematic search of the train, station and trackway was conducted but a firearm was not located. A records check revealed the male has a “no bail” warrant held by ACSO for a traffic offense and he was booked at Glenn Dyer jail. The station was opened and normal train service resumed after a 36 minute delay. Station and train video was requested. TSOC Notified.
A victim reported that he had parked and exited his car when he noticed a suspect (BM, 5'10", 20-30 years, black knit cap, dark clothing) approaching him from between two cars. The male pointed a black handgun at him and told him to give up his money. The victim gave the suspect his wallet, a Kindle and his iPhone. The suspect removed the cash ($30) from the wallet and returned the wallet (and credit cards) and iPhone to the victim. The suspect then fled into the nearby neighborhood. Officers were not able to locate him. The victim was not injured as a result of the incident.
A male victim reported that he was walking to his truck in the far west lot when a suspect (BM, 20's, 5'7"-5'8", 160 lbs, off-white long sleeve shirt, blue jeans) came up behind him and demanded his money. The victim turned around and could see that the suspect was holding a small black handgun (possibly .380). The victim gave him $25 cash and credit cards and the suspect fled towards Bailey Road. Despite an extensive search of the area, responding officers could not locate the suspect. The victim was not injured.
While on patrol, an officer heard several shots fired in the 3800 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard, in the vicinity of several Oakland PD vehicles. It was determined that an Oakland PD officer had been involved in a shooting in front of a residence. BART officers, along with Emeryville PD and Alameda County Sheriff's Office personnel, assisted Oakland PD by providing traffic control while Oakland PD secured the crime scene and cleared several residences.
A victim reported they were robbed in the north parking lot of the North Berkeley Station. The victim reported two Black males wearing all black clothing approached him on foot, pointed a handgun at him and demanded his wallet, cell phone and prescription glasses. The suspects fled westbound from the station. The victim's phone has tracking capability but he cannot identify the suspects.
A BART system service worker was in the process of cleaning the public restroom when a female approached and brandished a knife in a threatening manner at him. The employee retreated and called for police. The suspect went up to the platform and boarded train, but the train was held until officers could arrive. Officers located the female and detained her without incident. She was found to be in possession of a large kitchen knife and a small folding knife. The BART employee identified her and placed her under citizen's arrest for brandishing the knife. She was issued a prohibition order and booked into the Glenn Dyer Jail for brandishing a weapon.
A female victim reported that at 0555 hours she was walking through the parking lot when a vehicle (newer tan Toyota Corolla) approached and a male (unk race male, 20's, 6', black hoodie) got out of the passenger's side. The male pointed a handgun at her and tried to take her purse from her shoulder. She told the male that she was heading to a funeral and held on to her purse and a piece of luggage she was carrying. The driver of the vehicle yelled out to the other suspect to leave her alone, so the armed suspect got back into the car and they drove out of the lot. The victim, who managed to hang onto all of her property and was not injured, reported the crime when she got to the San Francisco Airport Station. Detectives were notified of the case and station video is being requested.
Officers responded to a report of a man in possession of a gun on board a train. Upon contact, the suspect fled but was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit. The loaded 9mm hand gun was recovered from the suspect’s person along with a large amount of packaged narcotics and approximately $1,300 in cash. One officer was slightly injured but refused medical attention. The suspect, who was currently on parole, was booked for resisting arrest, possession of a loaded weapon and possession of narcotics for sales. The suspect was also issued a 30 day BART prohibition order. TSA-07-171-76-15.
A female juvenile reported while at the station sometime between 0030-0200 hours on 7/6/15, a man walked to her at knife point and threatened her. The suspect drove the victim to a motel in San Jose where she was sexually assaulted. The victim reported the crime the next day. The victim was taken to Highland Hospital in Oakland for an examination. PoliceVideo has also been contacted to retrieve video of the station. The investigation is on-going at this time.
A patron reported via BART Watch that a man on the San Francisco bound train had a black handgun in a bag. Officers from BART, Alameda County SO and Dublin PD responded and searched the train. They located the man on board and detained him. A plastic toy gun was found in a shopping bag in the man's possession. Officers determined that no crime had been committed and the man was released after being identified. The toy was confiscated. There was a 20 minute delay in service as a result of this incident. TSOC notified.
A victim reported a man threatened him by displaying a knife that was in his waistband. The suspect then fled from the station where he was detained by officers. The suspect was positively identified by the victim and placed under citizen’s arrest. The knife was never taken out of the waistband. The suspect was booked for brandishing a weapon and was issued a 30 day BART prohibition order.
Officers responded to a report of a robbery with a gun that just occurred at the station. It was reported by a female victim that the suspect robbed her of her IPhone 6 and fled to the San Francisco platform. The victim furthermore reported that the suspect put his gun in his pocket before fleeing. The victim left the station prior to the officers’ arrival. Officers searched the platform and located the suspect. The officers confronted the suspect at gun point and he was taken into custody without incident. The officers searched the suspect and located a loaded firearm which had its serial number etched off. A wants check revealed that the suspect had a felony no bail warrant for probation violation issued by the SFPD. The officers contacted the victim who initially stated she would be willing to come to the station to identify the suspect, but later refused to do so. The suspect was arrested and booked into the North County Jail for robbery, possession of a loaded firearm, possession of a firearm with its serial number destroyed, felon in possession of firearm, possession of concealed firearm, probation violation, and his warrant. The suspect was also issued a prohibition order. A sergeant responded to approve the arrest and conduct a use of force investigation. Trains were held out of the station for approximately 15 minutes as a result of the incident. TSOC and Detectives were notified. (TSOC Ref # TSA 06-15585-15)
An Uber driver reported that he was carjacked at gunpoint in the parking lot. The suspect, who was armed with a handgun, took the victim's black 2013 Toyota Camry and fled toward Walnut Avenue. Responding BART and Fremont officers searched the area, but did not locate the victim's vehicle. The victim was not injured. TSOC notified.
A male suspect contacted Concord PD from a location near the station and reported that he had been stabbed about five minutes earlier in the bus zone at the station. BART and Concord officers responded. Evidence was found in the bus zone that corroborated the victim’s story. The victim suffered non-life threatening stab wounds and was transported to John Muir Medical Center for treatment. The victim described the suspect as a Hispanic or White male, wearing a hoodie, and on a scooter. The victim stated that the stabbing occurred from a verbal altercation that occurred between him and the suspect. The reporting officer will be requesting for pertinent video. The investigation is ongoing.
Officer detained a male suspect for fare evasion. Record checks showed that the man had an outstanding no-bail arrest warrant for a juvenile offense. The man was arrested for his warrant. A search of the man's person revealed a loaded revolver concealed on his person. The man was booked at the San Francisco County Jail for his warrant and for possession of a loaded, concealed firearm. TSOC notified (Reference #TSA-05-13172-15).
A system service worker reported that she was cleaning the floor when a female suspect (WF, 30's, 5'4", skinny, short dyed red hair, pink/purple shirt, black pants) approached her acting unstable. The system service worker helped the female gather her belongings and the female suspect grabbed a piece of broken mirror and held it to the hip of the victim. The suspect did not say anything and after a few seconds, she left the area. The victim was not injured and did not report the crime for about 1 1/2 hours. The responding officers requested station video.
Two officers contacted an adult male for fare evasion and discovered that he is on probation with search clause. While the officers were conducting a search of his person, the male resisted and tried to flee. The officers were able to take him to the ground and handcuff him. A 9mm handgun was recovered from his waistband. A records check of the gun showed that it had been reported as stolen. The male suspect was booked into the Glenn Dyer Jail for the listed charges. TSOC notified.
A sergeant and a pair of officers responded to the station’s Oakland Ave. parking lot regarding a citizen’s report of two male subjects firing an air-soft gun at a lock attached to a fence. As police personnel continued their response, the citizen reported that five juveniles had joined the two main subjects. The sergeant and the officers eventually arrived in the parking lot and, with their weapons drawn, detained the entire group without incident. During the detention, officers located an air-soft pistol on the ground near the group, which appeared to be a realistic firearm. The reporting party/citizen then came forward, positively identified the (2) main subjects as having displayed the air-soft gun and placed them under citizen’s arrest for the violation; they were eventually issued citations and released. A lieutenant responded to perform the use of force investigation.
A citizen reported seeing a man with a gun. Pleasanton PD Officers arrived on scene and detained a male. A replica firearm (airsoft BB gun) was located on the suspect along with a BART Operations portable radio. BART officers arrived on scene and took over the case. The male was booked into the Santa Rita Jail for displaying a replica firearm and misappropriation of lost property. The investigation as to how the suspect ended up with the radio is on-going.
Officers on routine patrol heard multiple gunshots coming from the neighborhood adjacent to the parking lot. They responded and located the scene of an apparent drive-by shooting at 71st and Hawley Streets. Officers checked the station for suspects and victims, but found none. They assisted Oakland PD with establishing a crime scene and traffic control until sufficient OPD units were on scene. The investigation was turned over to OPD. There was no impact on BART service.
A citizen reported that he was carjacked at gunpoint in lot A at the station. The victim said he was at the lot to show his car to a potential Craigslist buyer when two black males approached him and ordered him from the car at gunpoint. The suspects were described as 20-25 years old, 5'7" tall, one wearing a black sweatshirt and black pants and the other a gray sweatshirt and jeans. The victim's vehicle was a silver 2002 Mercedes 500C. The suspects were last seen driving eastbound on 10th Street from Fallon. Surrounding agencies were notified. The victim was not injured.
The victim was walking out of the station when he was approached from behind in lot B by a Hispanic male adult, described as being in his 20's, 5'01" to 5'04", wearing a baggy gray hooded sweatshirt covering his head, a light red t-shirt and pants. They suspect demanded the victim's property, but the victim refused. The victim then looked down and saw the suspect holding a gun in his right hand. The victim also heard a clicking sound as if the suspect was cocking the hammer of the gun. The suspect rifled through the victim's pockets and removed his wallet and cell phone. The suspect ran off, but was challenged by a good Samaritan, who was able to get the victim's phone back. The victim was not injured and can identify the suspect.
The victim reported being robbed in the parking lot at gunpoint by an adult white male, 25-30 years of age, wearing all black clothing, with a black mask partially covering his face. The suspect pointed a small black handgun at the victim and demanded her black iPhone 5S. The suspect initially got the victim's attention by speaking a basic East Indian phrase. The victim recognized the phrase as a "crude greeting" for a mother or father. The suspect fled on foot and was not located after an extensive search of the area by responding officers. The victim was not injured and can identify the suspect. Officers were unable to track the victim's phone.
Officers responded to a report of a male hitting a female at the station. Both parties were detained, and an independent witness placed the male under citizen’s arrest for battering the female. It was determined the parties were in a dating relationship, and the male was placed under arrest for domestic battery. A search of the male incident to arrest resulted in the recovery of brass knuckles, for which he was also booked. The weapon was not used and there were no injuries. The suspect was issued a 30 day BART prohibition order.