The mother of a 12 year old victim called to report that her son was robbed at gunpoint, about 20 minutes earlier. The suspect brandished a gun at the victim and forced him part-way down the stairs leading to the concourse, where he took the victim's wallet from his pocket. When the suspect demanded the victim's backpack, the victim refused and shoved the suspect, before running to the bus zone, where he boarded a waiting bus. It is not known where the suspect went after the offense. Responding officers checked the area for the suspect, but were unable to locate him. The suspect was described as a black male in his 20's, wearing all black clothing and white Jordan basketball shoes.
Officers were dispatched to a report of a female suspect who threw a large tree branch at two women (who are at the station on a regular basis, handing out religious materials). The victims were not struck or injured. Officers arrived and contacted the female suspect and recovered the large tree branch. The victims had left the area, but left their contact information. Officers were unable to get in touch with the victims, but they determined that the suspect was a danger to others and in need of psychiatric evaluation. The officers placed the suspect on a psychiatric hold with criminal charges pending and issued her a prohibition order. They will continue to attempt to get in touch with the victims.
Several patrons on board the Dublin bound train reported that a male suspect was stabbing seats on the train with a knife. The suspect got off the train at Bay Fair Station and began walking around the platform with the knife in his hand. Officers detained the man and recovered the knife. No complainants came forward regarding the vandalism, and no victims were located for any other crimes. Officers determined that the man was intoxicated in public and he was arrested. The suspect was booked at Santa Rita Jail.
Two victims were at the station to purchase an item advertised on Craigslist, but the victims were met by two suspects who robbed the victims at gun point before fleeing in a vehicle. The loss included the victims' phones and cash. Responding officers were able to locate the suspect vehicle nearby in Hayward and evidence was collected. The suspects were described as #1 Black Male 5'10", 180 pounds, wearing blue jeans and white shoes. #2 Black Male, 6'3", 180 pounds, wearing sunglasses and a blue hoodie.
Patrons complained to the station agent about a male in the station who appeared to be looking at females through binoculars. An officer contacted the adult male and determined that he is on probation. The officer conducted a probation search but the suspect resisted and struggled with the officer. During the struggle, the suspect dropped a firearm on the ground, which turned out to be a replica. With the assistance of two sergeants, the officer was able to handcuff the suspect. A search of his person revealed a small amount of suspected heroin and credit cards/identification not belonging to the suspect. Further investigation will be conducted regarding the credit cards and identification. The suspect was taken into custody, given a prohibition order and transported to Santa Rita Jail to be booked on the listed charges.
An officer contacted an adult male for fare evasion and discovered that he had a no bail warrant for assault with a deadly weapon. The male was taken into custody for the warrant and searched incident to arrest. He was also found to be in possession of a sock with a metal object inside that could be used as a weapon. He was issued a citation for fare evasion and booked into the Glenn Dyer Jail for the warrant and weapon charge.
While on patrol, an officer heard 7-8 gunshots coming from the nearby housing area at 70th Ave. and Lyon Way, Oakland. A short time later, the officer was flagged-down by witnesses who relayed that the (5) suspects, described as Black males wearing gray and red colored hoodies, were fleeing on 70th Ave. - towards International Blvd. A short time later, Oakland Police Officers safely detained two of the suspects. No shooting victims were reported, and it appears the suspects only fired into the air.
An anonymous patron reported a male suspect possibly engaged in a lewd act near the station on a pedestrian path. An officer located the male in a vehicle in the area. A female was also located nearby and determined to be with the male. During the contact, the female allowed the officer to retrieve her identification from the car. While getting her purse, the officer saw a handgun on the floor, near the driver. The driver was taken into custody for possession of the firearm and for having ammunition in close proximity to the handgun. The female was identified and released. The male was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for the weapons violations.
A community service officer (J. Rosete) saw four (4) Black male suspects, one of whom produced a black semi-automatic handgun, surround a male victim and take his iPhone, hover-board, backpack, wallet and $80.00 in cash. The suspects then fled with the victim’s property toward the nearby apartment housing complex. The suspects, all of whom were identified as 16-18 years of age, were individually identified as follows: Suspect #1 (with the handgun) – 5’-6” or 5’7” tall; dark complexion with scar on the left side of his face; wearing a black T-shirt and blue shorts; suspect #2 - wearing a black T-shirt and gray jacket; suspect #3 – wearing a black T-shirt; gray sweatshirt. The primary investigating officer was not able to track the victim’s cell phone. The victim was not injured. Station video was requested. TSOC notified (TSATSA 03-05725-16).
A female victim reported that she was pulled from her silver 2012 Mercedes ML 350 and forced to the ground at rifle point by two male suspects. The suspects took the woman's purse and fled in her vehicle in an unknown direction. The suspects were described only as two black males, 18-20 years old, wearing dark clothing. Responding officers were unable to locate the vehicle in the area. The crime information was shared with San Leandro PD and CHP.
Oakland PD requested that our officers check the station for a suspect in an attempted stabbing. Officers located a man matching the suspect description and detained him, locating a knife on his person. The victim came forward and identified the man as the person who tried to rob him at knife point on city streets. The suspect was turned over to OPD for further investigation.
Concord PD reported that a possible stabbing had occurred at the station. Officers responded and located a male with a small cut to his upper arm. The man was well known as a chronic offender at Concord Station. The apparent victim refused to cooperate with the investigation and was treated at John Muir hospital for a 2" cut to his arm. The incident apparently occurred in the Clayton Road parking lot, but no witnesses came forward and no suspect information was available. It is not known how the victim suffered his injury. The victim was treated and released.
Officers responded to reports of an adult male stabbing someone on the concourse level of the station, near the Bloomingdale Department store's entrance. On arrival, the officers located an adult female/victim suffering from several lacerations to her face. Through witness accounts, and the assistance of mall security, BART officers then arrested the male suspect nearby and recovered what is believed to be the weapon used in the attack. The suspect was also found to be in possession of several other weapons, including a loaded handgun. The victim, who was transported to SF General Hospital, sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Subsequently, the suspect was booked into the county jail for assault with a deadly weapon and carrying a concealed firearm. A sergeant, detective and a crime scene technician responded as well. TSOC notified.
An officer responded to the platform regarding a male suspect threatening a BART employee, brandishing a knife and pounding on a terminal zone window with his hands. The officer managed to safely detain the suspect as an assisting officer and sergeant responded as well. Further investigation determined that the suspect, who was upset after claiming to have left personal property aboard a train, threatened to batter a train operator while also brandishing a knife. During this time, a second BART employee approached the terminal zone office and the suspect threatened this employee as well, while also brandishing the knife and then battering the (second) employee with a backpack. The suspect was placed under arrest for criminal threats, brandishing a weapon, battery and issued a BART prohibition order. He was then booked into the county jail. The BART employees were not injured during this incident. Platform video was requested, and the sergeant performed a use of force investigation.
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.