Officers responded to a reported of a male juvenile in possession of gun in front of the station. The juvenile did not appear to be nervous and was not threatening anyone with the weapon. Union City Police arrived at the scene, recovered a gun from the juvenile without incident, and then turned the case over to BART Police. The juvenile, who had no prior history of violence, was placed under arrest for possession of a firearm. A sergeant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest and interview the juvenile. TSOC notified.
An officer was at the station when the ISRC advised of a report of a subject who was brandishing a knife on the platform. The call came from a patron who was transferred from CHP to the ISRC. The officer located and attempted to detain the subject in question on the platform but the subject threatened to injure the officer and began to walk away from him with knife in hand. The suspect, at one point, took a swing at the officer with his knife as the suspect was walking away. The officer deployed and activated his TASER at the suspect and waited for cover units to arrive before taking the suspect into custody. BART officers along with Oakland police officers responded and assisted taking the suspect into custody. The suspect was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon against a peace officer. The responding officer was not injured. The suspect was transported to the Highland Hospital for medical clearance due to the TASER activation. While at the hospital, the attending physician placed a 5150 W&I hold on the suspect. A detective was notified to respond to the hospital to interview the suspect. The suspect is to be booked for assault with a deadly weapon against an officer once cleared from the medical facility. A sergeant responded to approve the arrest and conduct a use of force investigation. TSOC was notified.
The station agent called to report a female sitting just outside the station, using some sort of blade to cut her wrists. Officers and medical responded to the area and made contact with a juvenile female, who had fresh superficial cuts to her wrists. She was also found to be in possession of a box cutter. The female was transported by ambulance to be treated and placed on a psychiatric hold.
A male victim was stabbed in the arm while on board the Fremont bound train approaching Lake Merritt Station. The victim got off the train and collapsed on the platform, where patrons rendered first aid. The suspect remained on board the train. The suspect was described only as a short black male with a dark complexion, a short afro haircut and in possession of a silver bike. A bald Hispanic male may have been with the suspect. The train was intercepted and searched at San Leandro Station. Several possible suspects were detained, but witnesses could not identify any of the detainees as being involved in the crime, so they were released after being identified. The victim was transported to Highland Hospital for treatment of a significant, but not life threatening wound. The on-call detective was notified. The incident train was taken out of service. TSOC notified.
A female suspect on board the Millbrae bound train used pepper spray on a female victim and attempted to steal the victim's purse. The victim struggled with the suspect and managed to maintain possession of her purse. Both parties got off the train at Powell Street Station and officers detained the suspect. Medical attention was requested for the victim, who was later transported to a local hospital for treatment. The on-call detective responded to interview the suspect. The suspect was booked at the San Francisco County Jail for attempted robbery and assault with a chemical agent. She was issued a prohibition order prior to booking.
An off-duty station agent reported that a male suspect was walking through the Millbrae bound train, holding a large knife in his hand. The suspect was described as a white male in his mid-20's, with short hair, wearing a black jacket and blue jeans. The train was held at Pleasant Hill Station with doors open. BART officers, along with Contra Costa County Sheriff's deputies, responded to the call. Officers located a suspect matching the description provided by the reporting party and detained him at the rear of the train. The suspect claimed he was looking for someone who he believed had stolen some of his property. The reporting party confirmed that the suspect had brandished the knife at him while walking through the train, so the suspect was arrested for brandishing a weapon. The knife in the suspect's possession qualified as a dirk/dagger. The suspect was issued a prohibition order and was later booked at the Martinez Detention Facility for brandishing a weapon and possession of a dirk/dagger. TSOC was notified. The Millbrae train was held about 11 minutes as a result of this incident. There were no injuries.
A victim called to report a male brandishing a box cutter on the platform. The suspect reportedly boarded a Richmond train, which was intercepted by officers at the 19th Street Station. The train operator reported seeing the suspect in the lead car and that the suspect had dropped an object on the ground near the train operator's cab. Officers detained the suspect, who matched the original description given by the victim. The object was recovered and determined to be a box cutter. The victim responded to the 19th Street Station and identified the suspect as the responsible party. The victim said that the suspect had lunged at him with an object in his hand, while they were on the platform at the 12th Street Station. The victim then noticed that the object in the suspect's hand was a box cutter. The victim was not injured. The suspect was issued a prohibition order, transported back to Lake Merritt Headquarters where he was interviewed by detectives before being booked into the Glenn Dyer Jail for assault with a deadly weapon and brandishing a dangerous weapon. TSOC was notified.
Daly City PD requested that we respond to a residence in their city to take over a domestic violence case. Officers responded and located the victim of a domestic violence incident in the residence. The investigation determined that a married couple rode a train to Daly City earlier in the evening. While on the train, the husband threatened the victim with a box cutter. Once at the station, the victim attempted to walk away from the husband and he pulled her hair and bit her on the hand. The couple took a taxi to the home of the victim's uncle and she jumped out and ran inside to call the police. Daly City PD detained the husband outside the residence. Based on the investigation, the husband was arrested for domestic violence and criminal threats. The suspect was booked at the San Mateo County Jail. An EPO was obtained for the victim and she was provided with domestic violence resources. THe victim did not require medical attention.
A male victim reported that he was robbed at gunpoint while he was seated in his car in the lower parking lot. Two Hispanic males, aged 18-19 years, drove up behind the victim in a dark green, late 90's model Toyota or Nissan 4-door sedan. The suspect driver walked up to the victim and demanded money and the victim's cell phone. The victim surrendered some cash, but the suspect grabbed the victim's wallet and a struggle ensued. The suspect then brandished a black semi-automatic handgun and took the victim's wallet and cell phone. A second suspect opened the victim's passenger door and stole a briefcase containing cash and other personal items. Both suspects then fled in the vehicle. The armed suspect was described as being 5'6" tall, with a light complexion and a ponytail, wearing a long black tee shirt. Responding officers were unable to locate the suspects or their vehicle in the area. Attempts to track the victim's cell phone proved unsuccessful. The victim suffered bruises to his face. All suspect information was shared with neighboring agencies.
An off-duty San Francisco Police officer reported an adult male suspect in possession of a handgun while aboard a San Francisco bound train held at the station. BART officers responded and detained the suspect as he was pointed out by the off-duty officer. A loaded .45 Caliber handgun was located in the suspect’s waistband by the officers, who then placed him under arrest for possessing the loaded handgun. A search of the suspect, incident to the arrest, revealed he was also in possession of narcotics and items consistent with the sales of narcotics. A sergeant responded to approve the arrest, debrief the suspect and perform a use of force investigation. Detectives were called upon to assist the investigative portion of the arrest. Subsequently, the suspect was booked into the county jail for the following charges: Possessing a loaded and concealed firearm, possessing a firearm with obliterated serial numbers, possession of Marijuana and Heroin for sales, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession of narcotics for sale with a previous narcotics possession conviction, and (narcotics) probation violation.
While aboard a Richmond bound train A female reported to an officer that another female threatened her and her eight year old daughter with a Weapon. The train was held at the Montgomery station and the suspect was located on car #1675. The victim reported that the suspect was taking up three seats and she asked the female to move so she and her daughter could sit down. The suspect drew a weapon (screwdriver), waived it in the direction of the victim and pointed the screwdriver at the victim. The victim feared for her life and the life of her child. A records/warrant check revealed the suspect had 6 infraction warrants issued by SFPD totaling 3,000. The suspect was placed under arrest for the warrants and for brandishing a weapon. The victim desired prosecution in this case. A sergeant responded to approve the arrest.
Officers responded to a report that a victim was struck by an umbrella by a woman near the station off Hegenberger Road. The suspect was placed under arrest for assault with a deadly weapon after she was positively identified by the victim. No medical was needed. BART Police took custody of the arrest, which was approved by a sergeant.
A victim reported to BART Police three males pushed him against a wall, shoved a gun in his face, and robbed him of an iPhone 4 and keys near the station. During a search, one of the suspects was placed under arrest after being positively identified by the victim and the phone was recovered. No weapon was recovered and there were no injuries. Although the incident occurred in Hayward’s jurisdiction, BART officers took over the case. A sergeant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest and conduct the use of force investigation.
A male patron exiting a train accidentally bumped into a male suspect. The suspect pulled a handgun from his waistband and brandished it at the patron in a threatening manner to express his displeasure at being bumped. The suspect was reported to be in the company of a nondescript black female. Trains were held out of the station. Responding officers located the male suspect on the platform and took him into custody without incident. No firearm was located. The victim positively identified the male suspect as the person who brandished the firearm. Officers continued their search and located a female suspect at the other end of the platform who was acting suspiciously. The female suspect resisted being detained for investigation. Officers located a loaded .38 caliber revolver concealed inside a shopping bag in the female's possession. The victim identified the female as the woman who was with the male suspect during the incident. Record checks showed that the male suspect was on juvenile probation for assault with a deadly weapon with great bodily injury, out of Contra Costa County. The male was arrested and ultimately booked at Santa Rita Jail for brandishing a firearm, possession of a loaded, concealed firearm, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and probation violation. The female was arrested and booked at Santa Rita Jail for possession of a loaded, concealed firearm. Both suspects were issued prohibition orders prior to booking. Trains were delayed about 18 mintues as a result of this incident. TSOC notified.
An officer on-viewed an adult male swinging what appeared to be a wooden stick (later determined to be a horse whip) at a female, who was yelling for help. The officer immediately responded and, at Taser point, ordered the suspect to surrender. The suspect complied and was taken into custody for assault with a deadly weapon. Shortly thereafter, the female victim refused to cooperate with the officer and left the scene; the victim did not have any visible injuries. A search of the suspect incident to arrest revealed he was also in possession of a “butterfly” knife. A sergeant responded to approve the arrest and debrief the suspect. The suspect was then booked into the county jail for assault with a deadly weapon and possessing the butterfly knife, in addition to being issued a prohibition order.
A person detained for fare evasion became belligerent and was taken into custody after a physical struggle. During the struggle, an Airsoft pistol was recovered from the suspect’s person. The suspect was cited for fare evasion, and booked for resisting arrest, modifying a replica firearm and probation revocation. The suspect, who re-injured a shoulder that was previously dislocated and had diabetes, was treated at Valley Medical Hospital prior to being booked. A sergeant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest and conduct the use of force investigation. TSOC notified.
An off-duty BART officer witnessed two males in a heated argument and one of the males pulled a knife aboard a Daly City Train. The train was pulling into the Coliseum Station as the officer attempted to detain the suspect. The doors opened on the train and the suspect fled from the officer. The officer contacted the train operator and requested police assistance. The officer followed the suspect and attempted to detain him but the suspect fled from the station. Responding officers arrived on scene and searched the area for the suspect but with negative results. The suspect was described as a White male, 30-35 years old, 508-509, medium build, wearing a black shirt over a white shirt and blue jeans. The officer saw the suspect had a tattoo on his chest in black ink that said "Oakland". The victim was contacted and identified but did not want to make a complaint/report. Train video and station video was requested.
Officers responded to the 19th Street Station for a possible robbery and stabbing with a victim lying on the platform. Upon investigation, the victim stated several males (no description) approached him at the Fruitvale Station platform and demanded money. After taking $20.00, one of the suspects stabbed the victim on the shoulder possibly with a knife and fled from the station. The victim boarded a Richmond train and then off boarded at the 19th Street Station. An officer/ID Technician checked the Fruitvale Station for suspects and evidence with negative results. The station agent at Fruitvale did not see or hear anything unusual at the station thirty minutes prior to the report. The car number of the train the victim was in (#1885) was not a video car, but the car was checked for evidence at the Richmond Yard. The victim’s wound was not life threatening, and he was taken to Summit Hospital for treatment and later released. Detectives and TSOC were notified. Video requested.
A patron reported that two suspects attempted to steal her purse at gunpoint, while in the parking lot near the pedestrian bridge that leads to Bay Fair Mall. The first suspect was described as a black male in his early 20's, 5'5" tall with a thin build, wearing a black sweatshirt and tan pants, and armed with a black handgun. The second suspect was described as an unknown race male with a dark complexion, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and jeans. The victim was able to retrieve her purse from the suspects, who then ran toward the mall. Responding officers were unable to locate the suspects in the area. The victim was not injured.
Officers responded to a report of a man who was chasing people around the parking lot with a knife. Upon further investigation, it was determined that a person approached four people and threatened them with a knife. Witnesses stated the suspect began chasing the victims with the knife until he was detained by Union City Police. No one was injured, and the suspect was placed under arrest for brandishing a weapon in a threatening manner and for making threats. A sergeant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest and interview the suspect, who denied threatening anyone. The suspect was also issued a 30 day BART prohibition order. TSOC notified.
An officer detained a male subject for fare evasion. During the detention, the subject was found to be on probation for robbery, with a full search clause. The officer placed the subject in handcuffs and performed a search of the subject’s person and property. During the search, the officer located a loaded and concealed 9mm handgun in the subject’s shoulder bag, as well as 1 ounce of suspected Marijuana. The subject was then placed under arrest for the violations. Further investigation by the officer revealed the handgun had been stolen during a 2011 residential burglary in San Francisco. A sergeant responded to approve the arrest and debrief the subject. Subsequently, the subject was booked at the Contra Costa County jail for possessing the loaded firearm and narcotics, and for violating the terms of his probation.
An officer was flagged down by the victim of an armed robbery that occurred near the station. The victim reported that he was robbed of his wallet and cell phone at gunpoint. The suspect was described as a 14 year old black male, dressed in black and armed with a 9mm handgun. The suspect was in the company of four other black male juveniles. All five fled eastbound on Livingston from 16th Street. Responding officers were unable to locate the suspects. The case was turned over to Richmond PD for further investigation.
An officer responded to a report of two men involved in a verbal altercation near the fare gates. A witness reported one of the parties, who was in a wheelchair, pulled out scissors and pointed it toward the other male in a threatening manner. The suspect was placed under citizen’s arrest for brandishing a weapon. A sergeant arrived at the scene, and medical attention was requested for the suspect. Due to medical reasons, the suspect was eventually cited for brandishing a weapon and was issued a 30 day BART prohibition order.
An officer at the station was flagged down by a witness who reported that a female suspect had attempted to run over a male victim in the parking lot. The investigation revealed that the male and female picked up their child at an address in Hayward. While driving through the city, the two adults became involved in an argument. The female driver ordered the male passenger out of the car on Tennyson Road, near the BART station. The male climbed an embankment and entered the lot, heading toward the station. The female drove around the corner, entered the lot and then attempted to run over the male, who was able to dodge out of the way. The female then fled in her vehicle. Witnesses at the station corroborated the male victim's account of the incident. The female had a listed address in Sunnyvale, so Sunnyvale PD was requested to check her address. Sunnyvale officers located and detained the female and found her vehicle. BART officers went to Sunnyvale and arrested the female suspect for assault with a deadly weapon and transported her to Castro Vally Station for further investigation. The on-call detective responded to conduct the suspect interview. The suspect was ultimately booked at Santa Rita Jail for assault with a deadly weapon.
San Francisco PD reported that a shooting occurred at 6th & Market Stteets. The suspect was described as a black male, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and carrying a red backpack. The station agent at Powell Street Station reported seeing a male matching this description jump the fare gates to enter the station shortly after the shooting. Officers responded to the platform and located the male reported by the station agent. The officers detained the suspect for fare evasion. SFPD officers brought witnesses to the station and they positively identified the detainee as the person who had committed the shooting. SFPD arrested the male, who was a juvenile, and transported him to Tenderloin Station for further investigation.