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.
A male stabbing victim came into the station and contacted the station agent for assistance. The victim had a minor laceration to his ribs. Officers responded to investigate and determined that the crime took place at street level, in the east plaza of the station. The victim was uncooperative, but witnesses stated that three suspects confronted the victim and one suspect slashed at him with a small pocket knife. The suspects fled eastbound on 15th Street and were not located. The suspect with the knife was described as a Hispanic male in his 20's, 5'11" tall, with a thin build, wearing a dark beanie, a black hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans. The other two suspects were only described as Hispanic males, 5'7" tall, wearing dark clothing. The victim was transported to San Francisco General Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. TSOC notified.
A male victim approached a security guard and told him that he had almost been stabbed by a male suspect in the bus zone at the station. The suspect was described as a white or Hispanic male, 18 years old, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and white shirt. The security guard contacted Fremont PD, who responded to search for the suspect. Fremont officers detained the suspect in front of the station. BART officers responded to take over the investigation. The victim made a positive identification of the suspect. The victim told officers that the suspect swung a knife at him at one point. The suspect was transported to Hayward Station for processing. The juvenile suspect had been drinking, so he was transported to the hospital for medical clearance and was ultimately booked at the Alameda County Juvenile Hall for assault with a deadly weapon. The suspect was additionally issued a Prohibition Order. TSOC notified (Reference #TSA-01-02051-15).
Patrons reported to the station agent that a male suspect was waving a knife around near the station entrance. The suspect was described as a black male in his 50's, wearing a brown jacket, a blue hooded sweatshirt and black pants, and carrying several bags. Officers responded and detained the suspect on the pedestrian bridge connecting the parking lot and the station. The male was taken into custody without incident. A search of his person revealed a large hunting knife in one of the man's backpacks. No complainants came forward regarding the brandishing incident. Officers determined that the man was in need of emergency psychiatric detention. He was transported to County Hospital in Martinez. Charges will be sought through the District Attorney's office for possession of a concealed weapon. TSOC notified (Reference #TSA-01-02043-15).
A male victim reported that a male suspect had brandished a knife at him in the concourse hallway leading from the primary to the secondary end of the station. The victim claimed that as he was walking toward the secondary end, the suspect stood up and advanced on the victim while holding a knife in his hand. The victim retreated and contacted the station agent to report the incident. The suspect was described as a black male in his 30's, with dreadlocks, wearing a dark heavy jacket. Officers responded and detained the suspect. The victim positively identified the detainee and placed him under citizen's arrest. Officers searched the suspect and found a 3" folding knife on the suspect's person. The suspect admitted having the knife out, but denied brandishing it at the victim. The suspect was issued a prohibition order and was booked at the San Francisco County Jail for brandishing a weapon. TSOC notified.
Officers responded to a report of a female brandishing a knife. A female was detained with two knives in her possession. Upon further investigation, it was discovered the female had gotten into an argument with a male while at the station. Witnesses stated the female then tried to stab the male with a knife. The victim left the area with no injuries. The suspect was placed under arrest for assault with a deadly weapon and possession of concealed weapons. A sergeant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest. The suspect was issued a 30 day BART prohibition order.
Witnesses reported hearing 3-4 gunshots in the west lot. Upon arrival, officers discovered a male victim lying in the west parking lot with a gunshot wound to his upper chest. The victim was transported to Eden Hospital where he is listed in critical but stable condition and will be going into surgery. Two possible suspects were seen driving south on Wagner from the lot in a white 4 door BMW or Lexus after the shots were fired. A detective was called out and San Leandro Police provided crime scene technicians to assist with the case. Police Video was notified and officers canvassed the area for local businesses that may have video of the incident. The investigation is on-going at this time.