Several patrons reported to the station agent that a male suspect was brandishing a knife on the platform and concourse. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male with a mole under his eye, wearing a green jacket and sweat pants, and carrying a skateboard. Trains were held out of the station as a precaution. Officers responded and detained a male matching the suspect description in the plaza. A small folding knife was located inside the suspect's backpack, but it was not in a position to be a stabbing instrument, or readily accessible to the suspect. No victims or witnesses came forward to make a complaint about the brandishing. Officers determined that the suspect was intoxicated in public and he was arrested. The suspect was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility for public intoxication. Trains were delayed about 16 minutes as a result of this incident. TSOC notified.
An adult male victim was entering the station via the plaza stairs when he was struck on the head with a skateboard by an unknown suspect. The victim sustained a laceration to his head and was transported to SF General Hospital. The victim's injuries appear to be non-life threatening. A search of the area for the suspect was negative. The on-call Detective was notified.
A female patron was robbed of her Coach purse while in the parking lot, near Tennyson and Dixon Streets. Two male suspects took the purse from the woman, who struggled to retain her property and fell to the ground. The suspects were described as a Hispanic male in his 20's, 5'6" tall, medium build, wearing dark clothing and carrying a black handgun. The second suspect was described as a black male, 5'6" tall, wearing an orange hooded sweatshirt. Both suspects fled westbound on Tennyson and responding officers were unable to locate them in the area. The victim suffered minor knee injuries and was treated at the scene by paramedics.
A patron reported that a male and female were involved in a heated argument as they entered the station. The female was crying, had a black eye and appeared to be trying to get away from the male. The male had what appeared to be a knife inside his waistband. The couple appeared to be heading for the platform, so the SF Airport train was held. Officers responded and detained both parties. Officers determined that the couple was dating and were involved in a heated verbal argument, but there was no evidence of a physical altercation. A search of the male revealed a syringe containing a quantity of suspected heroin, as well as a knife in the man's waistband. The man was arrested, cited and released for possession of narcotics and a concealed weapon. The female was identified and released. The train was delayed about 14 minutes as a result of this incident.
Two male victims were robbed of a wallet and cell phone on Center Street near 7th. The victims came to the station to report the crime. The victims spoke Korean and reported through a translator that two black males, one of whom was armed with a handgun, robbed them and fled northbound on Center Street. The suspects were described as being 6' and 5'9" tall, wearing black hooded sweatshirts and jeans. The taller suspect had the handgun. Officers responded, but could not locate the suspects in the area. The victims could not wait for Oakland PD to respond to take the report.
Dispatch received multiple reports of shots fired at West Oakland Station. Officers responded and trains were held out of the station. Witnesses reported multiple shots fired in the parking lot near 5th & Chester Streets. A suspect on foot apparently confronted a suspect in a vehicle and fired at him. The vehicle circled the lot and returned to fire shots at the suspect on foot. The suspect on foot was described as a black male, 20-30 years old, 5'10" tall, wearing a blue sweatshirt and armed with a silver handgun. The first vehicle was described as a silver sedan, possibly a Buick. The suspect on foot got into a blue or gray sedan, possibly a Camry. The suspect vehicles fled westbound on 7th Street. Officers were unable to locate any injured persons at the stations. Local hospitals were notified. Trains were released after about a 15 minute delay. TSOC notified. Suspect information was provided to Oakland PD.
Multiple calls were received regarding a drive-by shooting that occurred near the station, close to the taxi stand on Grant Street. A male victim was shot in the leg by a suspect in a passing vehicle. The suspect vehicle was described as a gray or black 4-door sedan, which fled toward Clayton Road. The shooting occurred in Concord PD's jurisdiction and they are taking the lead in the investigation. BART officers responded to assist with the crime scene and search the area for the suspect vehicle. The victim in this incident was arrested by BART PD last night for probation violation, an outstanding warrant and resisting arrest. The victim's injuries are not believed to be life threatening. There was no impact on service.
A male victim reported that a suspect attempted to rob him while on the Oakland Avenue side of the station. The suspect approached the victim and threatened him with a large knife, but the victim refused to surrender his property. The suspect was described as a white male in his early 20's, 6' tall, 190 pounds, with long dark hair in a ponytail, wearing a hat, a gray sweatshirt and jean shorts. The suspect fled on foot westbound from the station. Responding BART and Concord PD officers were unable to locate the suspect in the area.
A patron reported that a male suspect attempted to assault him and made credible threats to harm him while brandishing an umbrella. Officers responded and detained the male suspect. The victim positively identified the suspect and placed him under citizen's arrest for criminal threats. The suspect was issued a citation and a prohibition order and was released at the scene.
Patrons on board the Dublin train reported that a white male was in possession of a knife and appeared threatening. The suspect was described as a white male wearing all black clothing. He was reported to be carrying a bottle of vodka in one hand and a knife in the other. Officers detained the man and recovered the knife. Witnesses stated that although the suspect did not brandish the knife, he was manipulating it while staring at patrons and making them feel uncomfortable. Officers determined that the man was intoxicated in public. He was arrested for public intoxication and for possession of a dirk/dagger. He was booked at Santa Rita Jail.
A large group of about 200 protesters engaged in a protest march through downtown Oakland during the evening. The group pelted Oakland PD officers with rocks and bottles on several occasions and entered the 880 freeway from Market Street, stopping traffic in both directions for about 30 minutes. The group then approached West Oakland Station. Officers assigned to protest duty closed the gates to prevent the crowd from entering, and trains were directed to discharge passengers only. The crowd made their way to the station entrance and forced both roll-up gates partially open. Several protesters slipped under the gates and briefly entered the station, but were ejected by officers. Members of the crowd vandalized the station exterior with spray paint and one protester sprayed two officers with OC spray. The battery suspect could not be identified or arrested. All service was stopped to prevent protesters from further damaging the system. The crowd began to move away at about 2203 hours and returned to the downtown area. The officers who were sprayed performed their own first aid at the scene and were not seriously injured. Maintenance personnel were able to free the jammed gates and service was restored at about 2233 hours. TSOC notified (reference # TSA-12-27769-14).
A victim reported that he was attacked with a knife at the Balboa Park Station. The victim stated he was attempting to charging his cell phone at the top of the stairs, but two males were already using the outlets. An argument started over the use of the outlets. The juvenile suspect produced a knife and cut the victim’s hand and stabbed him in the chest. As the juvenile stabbed the victim, the adult suspect took a small suitcase from the victim. SFPD officers were in the area and detained the suspects. The victim was able to identify the juvenile by sight and identified the adult by his clothing. The adult suspect also had blood on his shirt. The victim was transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening wounds. A detective and a evidence tech were called to the scene. Officers are searching the area to locate the knife that was used. Case is under investigation and all notifications were made. Both suspects were issued prohibition orders. The juvenile was booked at the SF Youth Guidance Center and the adult was booked at the San Francisco County Jail.
Officers responded to the Civic Center Station for a report of a male brandishing a knife at the Civic Center Station. Witnesses reported two Black males were fighting with a White male on the platform and a Black male brandished a knife. Trains were held, arriving officers searched the platform and witnesses pointed out the two Black males who were detained. Officers used force (weapon draw) to detain the Black males. The White male managed to escape. Witnesses advised the White male attacked the Black males with a skateboard and the Black male defended himself with the knife. The males were identified and released. The station and trains were searched in an attempt to locate the White male but with negative results. No reported injuries in this case. A sergeant responded to conduct a use of force report.
A witness reported hearing several gunshots, and then saw a man jump into a vehicle and leave the parking lot in a black Acura. There was no one else in the area and no one injured. Upon arrival, officers located two vehicles with bullet holes in them and shell casings nearby. There was no evidence or signs of foul play in the immediate area. Millbrae Police and nearby hospitals were contacted for reports of gunshot injuries with negative results. The city of Millbrae did not have access to video of the station. A CSO arrived for crime scene collection and video retrieval. The witness left the scene prior to the officers’ arrival, but did leave her information. Detectives notified.
Officers were dispatched to a fight at the San Bruno Station. San Bruno PD was also dispatched and arrived on scene first. All parties were detained at the station. It was reported that the victim was stabbed with a knife and was kicked while on the ground. The victim was transported to the hospital. The on-call detective and ID Techs were called in to process the scene. Investigation is ongoing but it appears injuries are non-life threatening. A knife was recovered on scene. Officers canvassed the areas for witnesses and requested station video. The suspect was booked at the Redwood City Jail and a prohibition order was issued.
A victim reported that their vehicle was carjacked at knifepoint in the station parking lot, between 1745-1800 hours. The victim stated that 3-4 mixed race females approached the driver's side of the victim's silver 2001 Nissan XTerra, while a male suspect with a knife approached the passenger side. The male suspect threatened the passenger with the knife and demanded that the victim get out of the car. The victim and her boyfriend complied and all four suspects got in the Nissan and left the area. The victim waited to report the crime for about 45 minutes and left the area. Attempts to reach the victim by phone were unsuccessful until about 1955 hours. The victim contacted the department and made arrangements to complete the report at Pleasant Hill Station.
A victim reported that he was robbed at gunpoint while in the passenger pick up zone on the west side of the station. The victim had responded to a Craigslist ad to buy an iPhone 6. The victim met the suspect at the station to make the transaction. However, the suspect pointed a gun at the victim and demanded cash. The suspect threatened to shoot the victim and the victim surrendered $200 in cash. The suspect fled the area in a newer dark blue Ford Explorer. Surrounding agencies were notified. The victim was not injured. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, about 21 years old, with short hair and a beard, wearing a white tee shirt and navy blue nylon sweat pants. The suspect wore a black glove on his right hand, which held a black semi-automatic handgun. TSOC notified.
A patron reported that a male suspect on the Richmond bound train was brandishing a handgun. The suspect was described as a black male, 30-35 years old, wearing a Raiders shirt and jeans. The reporting party off-boarded at El Cerrito del Norte Station. Responding officers detained a male matching the suspect description near the street elevator. No weapons were located on the man's person. The platform and train were also searched with negative results. It appeared that the report was made in error and the suspect was released after being identified.
Officers responded to a report of a man causing a disturbance on a Fremont bound train. Upon arrival, a patron reported the man was in possession of a knife but had not brandished it toward anyone. A search of the man resulted in the recovery of a concealed dagger. The suspect was placed under arrest for possession of a concealed weapon. A sergeant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest.
Officers responded to a report of a man brandishing a knife at security guards near the mall. Upon arrival, a person detained was positively identified by security guards as the man who had brandished a knife at them after chasing him through the mall for unruly conduct. The suspect had brandished the weapon but the blade was not exposed. There were no injuries. The suspect was placed under arrest for brandishing a weapon per citizen's arrest, but was later cited and released due to medical reasons. The suspect was also issued a 30 day BART prohibition order.
Officers responded to a report of two men fighting at the bus zone near the station, and detained the two parties inside the station. Upon further investigation, it was determined the suspect struck the victim with a cane while they were at the bus stop and the victim chased the suspect into the station. The suspect was placed under arrest for assault with a deadly weapon. The victim sustained a minor head wound and was transported to San Francisco General Hospital by medical personnel. A sergeant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest.
BART Police officers and a sergeant responded to the street-level plaza area of the station regarding the report of a stabbing victim. San Francisco Police officers and investigators responded as well, and arrived on scene first. The San Francisco officers located the victim, who was suffering from a non-life threatening laceration to his face, and arrested the responsible. According to San Francisco officers, the assault occurred after an argument between the victim and the suspect in the plaza. San Francisco officers handled the entire investigation and booking. The victim was transported to a hospital and the suspect was booked into the San Francisco County jail. BART officers requested station video.
A patron on the Richmond bound train reported via Elerts that there was a suspect on the train who was brandishing a switchblade knife. The reporting party did not respond to requests for further information. Responding BART and San Francisco PD officers searched the train and located the reporting party and suspect. The investigation determined that the suspect had a small pocket knife in his possession, rather than a switchblade, and that no crime had been committed. The suspect was identified and released. The Richmond train was delayed about 13 minutes as a result of this incident.
A victim flagged officers down to report he had been robbed at knife-point near the police substation. The suspects were described as two black males, 6' tall, wearing black or dark clothing. The suspects took the victim's wallet and cell phone and fled on foot toward Safeway. The victim was not injured. Responding officers checked the area, but were unable to locate the suspects. El Cerrito PD was notified and they detained two possible suspects a short distance away. The victim was transported to perform an in-field identification, but was unable to positively identify the detainees.
Officers deployed for a crowd event at the Oracle Arena reported hearing shots fired. A male gunshot victim ran into the station with an apparent bullet wound to the arm. Code 3 medical attention was requested, but the victim declined assistance and refused to cooperate. He left the station in a vehicle with several friends before medical aid could arrive. The suspect was only described as a black male, wearing a white hooded sweatshirt. The suspect reportedly fled on foot, possibly back toward the Arena. Trains were held briefly while officers checked the station and platform, but no one matching the suspect description was located. Evidence was located on the pedestrian walkway that connects the Coliseum complex with the BART station that indicated the shooting took place in Oakland PD's jurisdiction. OPD was unable to respond, so our officers collected the evidence as a courtesy.