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.
Officers responded to a report of a man in possession of a gun on the Amtrak platform. Upon their arrival, the man threw the gun across the platform and onto the BART station platform. The suspect was taken into custody without incident and the weapon was located. The suspect was taken to Martinez County Hospital due a complaint of pain from a prior injury. The suspect will be booked for possession of a concealed weapon. A lieutenant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest and conduct the use of force investigation. Train service was delayed for 16 minutes. TSOC notified.
A patron reported being robbed at gunpoint by a suspect while standing on the stairs leading to 7th/Market Streets. The suspect was described as a black male, about 30 years old, 6'tall, wearing a black hat and black clothing. The suspect took the victim's iPad and fled east on Market Street. The iPad could not be tracked. Officers responded, but could not locate the suspect in the area. SFPD was advised.
San Leandro PD reported locating a stabbing victim at the Bay Fair Shopping Mall. The victim told officers that he had been stabbed while at the BART station 5-10 minutes earlier. The suspect was described as a black male, 18-20 years old, wearing a black & gray jacket, dark pants and carrying a black & gray backpack. The suspect was reported to be in the company of two female associates. BART officers checked the area, but were unable to locate the suspect. The victim was transported to Eden Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Officers located the apparent crime scene, near the ticket vending machines at the station. The victim stated that he was approached by the suspect and the two females, who offered to sell him narcotics. The victim refused and made disparaging remarks about the two females, which apparently precipitated the stabbing. The suspect and his female companions left the area on foot. The victim, who had been drinking, elected to walk to the mall, rather than seek assistance. TSOC notified. The investigation is ongoing.
A victim reported he was robbed at gunpoint while at the taxi stand. The victim was attempting to buy a laptop from two men for $600.00 when they demanded and took his money at gunpoint. There were no injuries. The suspects fled the station toward Adeline and Ashby Roads. Video requested.
A victim initially reported that she was in her vehicle parked in the lot nearest 5th Street when two male subjects approached her vehicle with a gun and a rifle, pulled her out, and took her vehicle (a white 4 door 2010 Pontiac G6). The victim said she was with her boyfriend and another friend at the time the crime was committed. Officers and sergeants responded and conducted a check of the area with negative results. The victim stated that her cell phone was inside her vehicle when it was taken. A request was made with the victim’s cellular cell phone carrier to “ping” the victim’s cell phone. The victim’s cell phone was determined to be in a different city just before the crime was reported. At one point, the suspect called the victim and her boyfriend stating they would return to the station with her vehicle. The victim’s boyfriend stated he was acquainted with the suspect. The victim provided the suspect’s phone number, which the ISRC also tried to “ping.” The cellular service company were unable to provide a location for the suspects phone. The suspects never returned to the station. The Video Recovery CSO was contacted and recovered station video. The surrounding area of the station was also checked for video. Detectives were notified of this incident and are assisting with this investigation as it continues.
A patron reported via text message that a male suspect was on the Fremont train in possession of a large knife and narcotics. The reporting party provided no further information. Officers responded and the reporting party came forward and pointed out a male who had just gotten off the train. Officers contacted the man and located a large kitchen knife tucked in the man's waistband. The man was arrested for possession of a dirk/dagger. Incident to arrest, a baggie of white powder was found on the man's person. Field tests indicated that this powder was not a narcotic. The man admitted he uses the knife for self-defense. He was ultimately cited and released, due to a medical condition that precluded him being booked at Santa Rita Jail. TSOC notified.
While in the bus zone, the victim’s girlfriend attempted to intercede between the suspect and his girlfriend - who were arguing. The suspect then turned his (verbal) aggression toward the victim’s girlfriend and the victim stepped forward to protect her. At this point, the suspect used his bicycle to strike the victim about the forehead, which caused a minor injury; the victim later declined medical attention at the scene. The suspect continued his attack by swinging a chain at the victim, who managed to avoid being struck a second time. San Bruno Police Officers responded to the scene and detained the suspect until BART Officers arrived and took control of the incident. Based upon the officers’ investigation, the suspect was placed under arrest for assault with a deadly weapon. A sergeant responded to approve the arrest and debrief the suspect. A detective also responded to interview the suspect. Subsequently, the suspect was issued a prohibition order before being booked into the county jail for the listed crime.
A male victim reported being robbed of his cell phone and backpack by a group of about 8 suspects. The group confronted the victim and demanded his money. When the victim refused, one of the males in the group displayed a handgun tucked in his waistband. The group took the victim's property and fled in two separate directions. Officers responded and detained five possible suspects in the bus zone. The victim stated that the five detainees were in the area at the time of the crime, but that none of them actually robbed him. Officers were able to identify two possible suspects, based on the victim's information and the case is ongoing.
A male victim reported that he was robbed at gun point while in the handicapped parking lot off "B" Street, last night between 2130-2200 hours. The victim said he and a companion were confronted by a group of 5-6 black male suspects, who demanded money from them. When the victims refused, one of the suspects brandished a handgun. The suspects fled with the victim's cell phones. The victims did not report the crime until today.
A person detained for fare evasion provided the officer with several false names and was subsequently placed under for providing false identification. A search of the subject’s person incident to arrest resulted in the recovery of brass knuckles. The subject was cited for fare evasion and booked for providing false identification and possession of metal knuckles. A sergeant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest.
The hot dog vendor reported that a male suspect stole several food items from his cart. Responding officers located the suspect in the bus zone and detained him. The victim identified the suspect and placed him under citizen's arrest for theft. The suspect resisted being taken into custody and at one point attempted to remove an officer's firearm from its holster. The suspect was taken into custody. While being moved to a patrol car, the suspect spat on an officer. The suspect was booked at Santa Rita Jail for theft, resisting arrest, attempting to remove a firearm, and battery on an officer. Prior to booking he was issued a prohibition order.
A male victim entered the station with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Witnesses reported hearing several gunshots in the area. Officers responded but did not locate any suspects in the area. The victim was transported to Eden Medical Center for treatment. The victim's wounds did not appear to be life threatening. The victim was not cooperative with investigating officers and witnesses provided conflicting descriptions of possible suspects. Officers located the crime scene in the station bus zone. The on-call detective responded to coordinate the investigation. Hayward PD and ACSO assisted with area searches and collection of video evidence. TSOC notified. The station was closed for about 70 minutes as a result of this incident. Trains ran through, but did not pick up or discharge passengers. The investigation is ongoing.
A detective, conducting surveillance in response to two recent armed robberies at the station (one completed robbery on 6/18 - 1406-2893 and one attempted robbery on 6/25 - 1406-4148), noticed a male suspect loitering near the parking lot who matched the description of the suspect. Responding officers made contact with the male nearby. While tracing his steps, officers located a replica handgun nearby. The victim of the completed robbery responded to the scene and identified the male as the same person who had robbed him at gunpoint on 6/18. The juvenile suspect was transported by detectives and interviewed. He confessed to committing both of the reported robberies and was booked into juvenile hall for one count of armed robbery and one count of attempted armed robbery. He was also issued a prohibition order.
A male reported that a suspect (BM, 30's, 5'11", thin build, black clothing) approached him and produced what appeared to be a .45 caliber handgun. The suspect demanded property from the victim, but the victim pushed the suspect away and ran from the area. Responding officers were not able to locate the suspect. The victim was not injured and did not suffer any property loss.
At approximately 1337 hours, Dispatch was notified by an officer that a female victim was was carjacked at gunpoint by three males at the Fremont BART Station. The officer obtained her vehicle information (Toyota Rav-4) and quickly put out a crime broadcast to BART PD. Dispatch immediately notified Fremont PD of the carjacking. Fremont PD located the car and attempted to make a traffic stop on the Toyota but the driver fled. A pursuit was initiated by Fremont PD and the suspects fled into Hayward's jurisdiction. The suspects stopped on Richards Street in Hayward and fled from the car. BART, Fremont, and Hayward officers quickly set-up a perimeter and a BART K-9 was called to respond to the scene. As the officers were securing the perimeter, they located three possible suspects who were detained and matched the description given by the victim. One of the suspects had the victim's keys in his pants pocket. BART ID Techs and Detectives were notified and responded to the scene. The suspects were positively identified by the victim and two witnesses. A witness reported the suspects had discarded two firearms that were recovered by officers. The victim's cell phone was also recovered. The juvenile suspects were booked into the Alameda County Juvenile Hall.
Two groups of juveniles became involved in a dispute in the bus zone. Members of both groups exchanged gunfire from the bus zone and an adjacent city street. There were no apparent injuries as a result of the gunfire and there was no impact on service. The bus zone was closed while the crime scene was investigated and evidence was recovered. Video evidence was recovered from station cameras and AC Transit bus video. The investigation is ongoing with the assistance of Hayward PD and the Alameda County Sheriff. TSOC notified.
The station agent reported that two males were involved in a dispute near the fare gates. One of the males pulled a knife and brandished it at the other man, who retreated into the bus zone. The man with the knife entered the station and went to platform #2. Responding officers located the suspect on the platform. The suspect was initially compliant, but suddenly lunged toward his waistband and he was taken into custody by means of a Taser activation. A knife was recovered from the area where the suspect was reaching. The victim placed the suspect under citizen's arrest for brandishing a knife. After being medically cleared, the suspect was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility for brandishing a knife and resisting arrest.
An officer on patrol discovered a juvenile male in the bus zone with a gunshot wound to his foot. The victim claimed that he was shot on the pedestrian bridge connecting the station with Bay Fair Mall. Officers located evidence on the bridge where it connects with the station parking lot. The victim was transported to Kaiser Hospital in Hayward for treatment of a non-life threatening wound. The victim ultimately admitted that he shot himself in the foot. he claimed that another male attempted to sell him a handgun and that while he was examining the gun, he accidentally shot himself. The other male took the gun and fled away from the station. The victim claimed he did not know the other male. The on-call detective responded and the victim was ultimately issued a juvenile citation for being a minor in possession of a handgun and for being a probationer in possession of a handgun. TSOC was notified. There were no other injuries and no impact on service.
An argument between two males resulted in one of the men threatening the other with a knife. The victim defended himself by holding up a milk crate until the arrival of officers. There were no injuries. The suspect was placed under arrest for brandishing a weapon. The suspect was also booked for having an active stay away order from all BART stations and an outstanding no-bail arrest warrant out of Contra Costa County for violation of post release community supervision. A sergeant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest, and the suspect was issued a 30 day BART prohibition order.