At about 19:45, multiple witnesses reported that a suspect who was riding on a SFO Airport bound train approaching West Oakland Station used a handgun to shoot another passenger multiple times and then fled on foot from the train at West Oakland Station. Officers responded and assisted with providing first aid to the victim. West Oakland Station was closed while the investigation was conducted and the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. At this time, a suspect has not been arrested and the weapon has not been recovered. Detectives and evidence technicians responded to assist with the investigation. The suspect was described as a black male, late 20's to early 30's, 6'2" skinny build with broad shoulders, scruffy face, wearing a long green trench coat over dark hoodie with hood up, dark pants, dark backpack, armed with a black semi auto handgun.
A male subject reported that another male subject brandished a knife at him while on board a train. A station agent at Macarthur reported seeing the suspect come down from the Richmond platform then proceed to the SF platform. Trains were held as officers responded. Upon arrival, and while waiting for cover, an officer saw the suspect and confronted him. The suspect was taken into custody with the assistance of arriving cover officers without incident. A knife was recovered from the suspect. Officers attempted to contact the victim but he refused to cooperate or give a statement. The suspect was determined mentally ill and transported for psychiatric evaluation.
BART and Berkeley officers responded to the Ashby Station for a report of a male and a female in a physical struggle. The physical struggle escalated and the female brandished a pair of scissors. The male brandished a knife and stabbed the female in the head, causing a scalp laceration. A review of captured video footage showed the male appeared to have acted in self-defense. Both parties were identified and the case will be submitted to the Alameda County District Attorney's Office. An ID tech and on-call detective responded for the case.
An anonymous reporting party stated he heard saw a couple fighting in the parking lot and heard gun shots at the Pittsburg Station. Officers arrived on scene and checked the area but with negative results. John Muir Hospital in Concord called BART Police and reported they were treating a victim of an attempted carjacking that occurred at the Pittsburg Station. An officer responded to interview the victim. An ID Tech was called out to collect evidence and the On-Call Detective was notified. All notifications were made. Officers searched the area for evidence where the incident occurred.
A victim reported that their white Honda Accord and wallet were taken at gunpoint in the area of 7th Street and Mandela Parkway. The victim walked to the station to make the report. Officers assisted with an area check, but could not locate the victim vehicle. The investigation was turned over to Oakland PD.
A victim reported that a male suspect (BM, striped hoodie) approached him with a knife and demanded his laptop computer and cell phone as the train pulled into the Embarcadero Station. The male suspect took the items and fled out of the train and into the station. The victim stayed on the train and reported the crime at the Montgomery Station. The victim was not able to access the tracking feature of the devices. Train and station video will be requested.
While at the station checking a Pittsburg bound train on an unrelated call for service, two officers were contacted by a reporting party who stated that a man had just gotten off that train who had a gun in his waistband. The suspect was described as a black male in his 50's, wearing a black beanie and a black jacket. The man was last seen walking toward the concourse. Officers searched the station and surrounding area, with negative results. There was no impact on service. TSOC notified.
Officers responded to a report of a male subject who hit another male subject with a skateboard on platform 2. Trains were briefly held out as the officers searched for the suspect and victim. Upon arrival, the officers located a male subject with injuries to his head so medical was summoned to the scene. They also located and detained several subjects who may have been involved in the incident as well as some independent witnesses. There was insufficient evidence at the time to positively identify any suspects. The victim was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries to his head. Station video is to be requested.
Officers responded to the station’s platform level regarding the report of mall security chasing a female suspect who had earlier stolen property from a store and who then brandished a knife at security officers as they attempted to detain her. The BART officers managed to safely detain the suspect until San Francisco Police officers arrived to handle the entire case.
A patron, who off-boarded at San Leandro Station, reported that two males were involved in a dispute on the Fremont bound train. The suspect, described as a black male wearing a black baseball cap, was reportedly holding a knife to the neck of the victim, who was described as a Hispanic male, wearing a red shirt. BART and San Leandro officers detained both parties at Bay Fair Station and recovered the knife from the black male. The two men claimed to be friends, who were just playing. The suspect was arrested for resisting/obstructing an officer and for probation violation. The other man was released at the scene. The original reporting party left the area before contacting an officer and no complainants came forward for the brandishing violation. TSOC notified.
A victim reported that a suspect brandished a handgun at him after a dispute at the station. The victim is a gypsy cab driver and the suspect was the driver of a Yellow Cab. The victim and suspect exchanged words over the victim picking up fares at the station. The suspect made verbal threats to kill the victim, drove off for a few minutes and then returned. The suspect then brandished a black handgun while seated in his cab. The suspect was described as an East Indian male, about 45 years old, short, about 200 pounds, wearing dark clothing. The suspect was last seen driving westbound from the station. The victim did not report the crime for about 10 minutes and officers were unable to locate the suspect in the area. OPD and CHP were notified. The investigation is continuing in an attempt to identify the suspect. TSOC notified.
SF MUNI advised BART Operations Control that they had received reports of shots fired on the MUNI platform at Montgomery Street Station. SFPD confirmed that they had received a report of shots fired on the MUNI platform, with patrons running from the area. This information could not be confirmed via the CCTV system. Trains were run through the station as a precaution while BART and SFPD officers responded to investigate. Officers were unable to establish that any crime occurred and there appeared to be no merit to the report. Station stops were delayed about 11 minutes as a result of this incident. TSOC notified.
Oakland PD requested all available units from surrounding agencies respond to assist them with a sideshow involving approximately 400 vehicles, in the area of 55th and International. Suspects reportedly fired shots at responding officers and a police helicopter. BART officers responded, along with CHP and Alameda County Sheriff's deputies. BART officers held a perimeter while OPD dispersed the sideshow and conducted their investigation.
An off-duty BART employee reported two male suspects exchanging a rifle near the first level of the parking structure. Officers responded and detained one of the two suspects, with duty weapons drawn. A search of the suspect revealed he was in possession of an unloaded replica rifle, which was concealed in his pant leg; officers unsuccessfully searched for the second suspect. A sergeant responded to approve the arrest and perform the use of force investigation. Based upon a citizen’s arrest, the suspect was issued a citation for displaying a replica firearm.
A male accidentally shot himself in the leg with a gun he recently purchased, while he was standing near the taxi stand on the Pleasanton side of the station. The male claimed he passed the firearm off to a friend of his, who left the station with the weapon. No evidence was located at the scene and the firearm was not recovered. The male was transported to Eden Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The case will be referred to the District Attorney for charging. TSOC notified.
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.