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.
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.
An officer was involved in a case/contact when he noticed an adult male using the ticket vendors to add value to multiple tickets, which is consistent behavior with altering fare media. The male suspect left the station toward the parking lot and when the officer was clear of the previous contact, he located the suspect in the parking lot. While making contact, the officer noticed a knife blade sticking out of the pocket of the suspect. The suspect was taken into custody for the weapon violation and a search incident to arrest revealed materials consistent with altering fare media. The male was interviewed by the sergeant before being booked into the Glenn Dyer Jail for the weapon violation and altering fare media.
An officer was flagged down by a witness who reported a man in possession of a gun was near the station at the corner of Chester Street with two other men. Officers detained two of the men at the corner of 5th Street and Mandela Parkway, but the third fled into a nearby parking garage. A perimeter with Oakland Police was set up to locate the suspect with negative results. A gun was located in the parking garage, and a K-9 search resulted in the location of a 2nd gun near an apartment complex. Both of the detained subjects had no weapons in their possession and were released at the scene. 1
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.
Officers responded to a report of an argument between two people inside the station. One of the detainees refused to cooperate with the officers and began to walk away. The subject was handcuffed and taken into custody without incident for resisting arrest. A search of the suspect’s person incident to arrest resulted in the recovery in a switchblade knife. The suspect was booked at the San Francisco Jail for resisting arrest, possession of a switchblade knife, and two minor infraction warrants out of San Francisco for failure to appear in court. A sergeant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest. TSOC notified.
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.
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.