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.
A record check on a subject detained for public intoxication revealed a prohibition order from BART active until 1/28/15. The subject was placed under arrest for trespassing. A search of the suspect’s person incident to arrest resulted in the recovery of narcotics and a concealed knife from his backpack. A sergeant arrived at the scene approve the arrest for violation of a prohibition order, possession of narcotics, and possession of a concealed knife.
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.
A male pushed and kicked another male while on the platform in an attempt to cause the victim to fall off the platform and into an approaching train. The involved parties did not know each other. After the first attempt was unsuccessful, the suspect attempted again to push the male off the platform with negative results. Several witnesses were present, and the suspect was detained by Officer N. Pianta. A search of the suspect incident to arrest resulted in the recovery of a loaded .38 caliber handgun. The suspect was placed under arrest for attempt homicide and possession of a concealed weapon. A sergeant arrived on the scene to approve the arrest and a detective was called out for follow up. The suspect suffered a laceration to his head as a result of the altercation with the victim and was taken to Martinez County Hospital prior to booking. The victim declined medical attention. Video was requested and the suspect was issued a 30 day prohibition order. TSOC notified (incident # TSA-01-00782-15).
Patrons reported two females involved in a verbal altercation at the station. The females, who are known to each other, began pushing one another. Officers contacted them and learned that they had been in a physical altercation earlier in San Francisco and it continued over to the West Oakland Station. Both parties had minor scratches, but both declined medical attention. They each wanted to place the other under citizen's arrest for battery, so officers issued each one a misdemeanor battery citation on the citizen's arrest(s). One of the parties was found to be a felon in possession of a stun gun and also had a $10,000 warrant for prostitution. She was booked into the Santa Rita Jail for being a felon in possession of a stun gun and the warrant.
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.
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.
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.
Officers responded to the station regarding a male subject reportedly in possession of a handgun, concealed in a backpack, aboard a train being held on the platform. Shortly after arriving, officers located and detained a subject who matched the suspect’s description. The subject was safely detained, and was not in possession of a handgun. A sergeant responded to perform a use of force investigation, and the subject was released shortly thereafter. Train service into the station was affected by 10-15 minutes.
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 female victim, bleeding from the hand, contacted the station agent and reported that she had been in a fight with a male suspect who cut her with a knife. Medical aid was requested and an officer responded and contacted the victim. The officer established that the crime took place in the area in front of the fare gates. The male suspect was described as a white male in his 40’s with a thin build, 6’2” tall, wearing a beige/blue hooded sweatshirt with “LRG” printed on the front, and carrying two bags. The male cut the victim’s left tricep and left hand with a folding knife. The victim was transported to Highland Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The officer processed the crime scene for evidence and went with the victim to the hospital to obtain more a more detailed statement. The victim told the officer that she was waiting in the free area for the station to open when the suspect approached her and accused the victim of following him. A verbal argument ensued and the suspect punched the victim in the face. He then pulled out a folding knife and cut her on the upper arm and left hand. The victim did not know the suspect. Station video was requested. TSOC was notified.
An anonymous reporting party reported a male on the rear of a Tri-Delta Transit Bus was in possession of a firearm. The reporting party heard the male cocking a gun although a gun was not seen. Suspect was described as a young Black Male, 19-20 years old, wearing a jean jacket, beanie and white tennis shoes. A BART Officer and officers from Pittsburg PD responded and located the male on the bus. The male willingly exited the bus, was searched and was found to be in possession of a loaded 9mm Taurus, reported stolen out of Ukiah. Officers located narcotics (Zanax) on the suspect also. The arresting BART officer interviewed the male and he confessed to the possession of the loaded stolen firearm and possession of narcotics. A sergeant responded to approve the arrest. The male was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility. The male was issued a prohibition order.
A female and male victim reported that while in the reserved parking lot of the station, they were approached by three Black females and one Black male. One of the Black females, with whom the female victim had earlier exchanged words while in the station, punched the female victim in the nose as the Black male drew what appeared to be a .40 or .45 caliber (black) semi-automatic handgun. The male suspect threatened the male victim, demanded his property and cycled the handgun’s action 2-3 times. Seeing that no bullets were extracted from the gun, the victim declined to hand over his property. The two suspects and their female companions then fled west bound from the station. An area search for the suspects was performed by BART and Pittsburg Police, as well the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office, but no suspects were found. The female victim sustained a bloody nose, but declined medical attention at the scene. The victims further described the suspects as follows: Female - in her 20’s and wearing a black tube top; Male - in his 20’s, standing 5’6” tall, slim build, wearing a black shirt, black windbreaker and blue jeans.
Update: Victim later notified BART Police that she was tracking her cell phone, via tracking software. Tracking software showed the phone at 35th and San Leandro. Officers responded to the area and followed the phone. A male riding a bicycle was seen riding near 27th and International Blvd, where tracking showed the victim's phone was located. The male was detained and was found to be in possession of a bb gun and the victim’s cell phone. Dispatch sent an alert to the victim’s cell phone and confirmed the male was in possession of the victim’s cell phone. An On-call Detective was notified and responded to Lake Merritt to assist with the case. The male was issued a prohibition order.
A person detained for fare evasion provided her sister’s name to the officer in an effort to evade identification. The subject, who was eventually identified, was placed under arrest for unauthorized use of providing identifying information. A search of the suspect’s person incident to arrest resulted in the recovery of a switchblade. The suspect was also arrested for possessing a concealed weapon in addition to being cited for fare evasion.
Officers responded to the station on the report of female subject cutting herself with a knife while on the platform. On their arrival the officers detained the female, determined she was in possession of two dirk/daggers and placed her under arrest. A sergeant responded to approve the arrest and perform the post-arrest debrief. Although she had no visible injuries and was determined not to be in need of a psychiatric detention, paramedics responded to provide her with medical attention. Subsequently, the subject was booked into the county jail for possessing the dangerous weapons.
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.
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.