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.
A male and female became involved in a dispute with the station agent because the female had attempted to throw a traffic cone onto the tracks. The agent asked the two to leave the station. When the agent returned to the concourse, the male suspect brandished a knife at the agent and threatened to stab the agent. The two left the station, but were located a short distance away by responding officers. The agent placed the male under citizen's arrest. The agent was not injured. The male suspect was issued a prohibition order and was booked at the San Francisco County Jail for brandishing a knife and making criminal threats. TSOC notified.
An officer responded to a report of a person carrying a dangerous weapon on a train. Upon contact, the officer retrieved a sickle-like object from the person, but the person refused to off-board the train after being ordered by the officer. The person eventually off boarded the train, and was taken into custody for possession of a dangerous weapon and resisting arrest. A search of the suspect incident to arrest resulted in the recovery of a butterfly switchblade for which he was also charged.
The station agent called to report a male and a female in a dispute over two cell phones. An officer contacted both parties and determined that they were formerly in a relationship and were currently engaged in an argument over two cell phones. Officers attempted to identify both parties, but the male provided false identifying information. During a search of the male, officers located a sai (knife) concealed in his sleeve. Officers were eventually able to confirm his identity and he was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for providing false identifying information to officers and for carrying a concealed weapon/knife. The phones were determined to belong to the female, so they were released to her.
A patron called in to report a male hitting a female with a chain. The reporting party also reported the male was brandishing a knife. SFPD officers arrived at the station and detained the male and female. After interviewing witnesses, officers determined that the male and female were involved in a verbal dispute only and when another male stepped in, the suspect brandished a knife at him. No one was injured as a result of the incident. The incident train was held for approximately 21 minutes. The male suspect was issued a prohibition order and booked into the San Francisco County Jail for brandishing a knife.
A cab driver reported he was robbed of $40.00 cash and an iPhone 5S near the Bay fair Station. BART Officers and ACSO deputies searched the area for the suspects but with negative results. A firearm was brandished by the suspects.
A male victim reported that he was robbed of his backpack while at the station on 2/28 between 2145-2215 hours. He said he was exiting the station on the Ocean Avenue side when three male suspects approached him (1 A/M, 30's, 5'5", dark clothing and 2 B/Ms, 18-25, unshaven). The Asian male produced a handgun and demanded the victim's backpack, which contained his wallet and prescription medication (Norco, Soma and Xanax). He did not immediately report the crime because he was in a hurry to get somewhere. The victim was not injured. Station video will be requested.
While in a vehicle in lot C, the (2) victims were approached by a Black male suspect who displayed a black handgun, with a brown handle, and demanded their property. The victims then handed over their wallet, purse and various other items to the suspect, and he fled north bound on 69th Ave. or 70th Ave. The investigating officer unsuccessfully searched for the suspect, who was further described as follows: 20-30 years of age; 5’9” tall; short twisty hair; thin build; wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans. The officer requested station/parking lot video. TSOC notified.
A traffic stop resulted in the recovery of a loaded firearm, money, and several packages of narcotics. The driver was placed under arrest for possession of narcotics for sales. The passenger was placed under arrest for possession of a loaded firearm. A sergeant approved the arrest.
The victim of an armed robbery came to the station to report the crime. The victim had been robbed at gunpoint near the Chipotle restaurant on Castro Valley Boulevard by an Asian male in his 30's, about 5'6" tall, wearing a black jacket and brown shorts. The victim had responded to a Craigslist posting and was robbed of his iPhone and wallet. The suspect fled in a green 1996 or 1997 two-door Acura in an unknown direction. A short time after the crime, someone attempted to withdraw money from an ATM in Dublin using the victim's credit cards. ACSO and Dublin PD were notified. Officers checked the area, but were unable to locate the suspects.
Orinda PD requested that trains be held out of Orinda Station while they searched for two armed robbery suspects who had just robbed the Shell gas station and fled toward the station. The two suspects, who were armed with handguns, were described as black males wearing black hooded jackets. BART officers responded to assist Orinda and Contra Costa County Sheriff's deputies. The Pittsburg bound train was held at the station with doors open, while other trains were run through without stopping. A CCSO K9 tracked the suspects from the gas station to the vicinity of the station and then searched the platform and train, but officers were ultimately unable to locate the suspects on board the Pittsburg train. The Pittsburg train was delayed about 37 minutes as a result of this incident. TSOC notified.