The station agent reported a fight near the booth between several subjects. Four of the subjects left the area in a vehicle. Officers located and stopped the vehicle nearby. During the investigation, two adult male subjects reported that they were robbed in two separate incidents (#1, wallet taken by force; #2, cap taken by force), while a cab driver reported that one of the suspects damaged his vehicle by kicking the door. Officers recovered a knife, a billy club, and brass knuckles in the suspect vehicle. The vehicle's adult male driver was arrested and booked for possession of deadly weapons; a second adult male suspect was arrested and booked for two counts of robbery; and, a third juvenile suspect was cited for battery.
A citizen reported seeing an adult male suspect who was possibly carrying a handgun concealed under his clothing. Officers responded and detained two suspects who matched the description given by the citizen. No weapons were located but one suspect was arrested for a felony no-bail warrant charging narcotics and probation violations.
A female patron fled into the Richmond station and reported to the station agent that an adult male suspect had just brandished a firearm during a traffic dispute in the parking lot at the station. The area was searched, but the suspect was not located at the station. A train that had departed from Richmond at the time the crime was initially reported was stopped at the El Cerrito Plaza station to search for the suspect. On arrival, an officer immediately located a suspect leaving the station who matched the description provided by the victim. The suspect fled and from the officer and pulled a gun from his pocket as he ran. A perimeter was established around the area where the suspect was last seen and the suspect was soon arrested as he emerged from the yard of a local house. The suspect had prior criminal history for murder and firing a gun into an inhabited dwelling. A gun was not located when the suspect was arrested, but officers are continuing to search the neighborhood for the weapon that the suspect apparently dropped during the chase. The suspect was booked into jail.
While on a Pittsburg/Bay Point bound train, an adult male suspect threatened several patrons with a sharp metal weapon and made verbal threats to kill anyone who called the police. Officers responded and arrested the suspect for brandishing a weapon and making terrorist threats. The suspect was booked into jail.
An adult female was robbed by an adult male suspect who simulated having a weapon in his pocket. The suspect took an iPod and cash from the victim and fled on a train. The train was searched in San Francisco, but the suspect was not located.
BPD officers assisted in the search of two armed robbery suspects who struck inside the Westfield Mall. One suspect was captured near the cable car turnaround with possibly one other remaining at large.
Revenue service at Bay Fair station was disrupted for an hour while officers responded to a residence on Wagner Ave. where train operators reported two men in the back yard were pointing rifles at passing trains. The residence is adjacent to the trackway just southwest of the station. The occupants of the residence were ordered out of the house and a subsequent search was conducted to clear the home of possible weapons or additional suspects. A BB rifle was recovered and two of the detainees claimed they were just shooting at cans in the back yard. One was taken into custody and booked on a DUI warrant. There was no evidence the trains were actually shot at. No other arrests were made.
An adult male subject was observed chasing customers around the free-area of the station. The subject was contacted by officers and was found to be in possession of a concealed dirk or dagger. The subject was arrested for same and booked for the felony.
Officers responded to the station in response to a report of SFPD chasing a man with a gun into the station and onto the trackway. Service was delayed for approximately 26 minutes during the search for the suspect, who was eventually apprehended on the trackway near Civic Center Station. Officers were unable to recover the alleged weapon.
Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at the station. It was later determined that the offense occurred in Richmond PD's jurisdiction. While assisting in the search for the suspect, a subject matching the description was detained by BPD but ruled out by the victim as the responsible. The subject detained, however, was found to have a no-bail felony juvenile warrant charging possession of a dangerous weapon for which he was arrested and booked.
A male teen was skateboarding along the pathway leading to the west parking lot when he was knocked off the skateboard by two males in their twenties. One of the assailants brandished a knife and demanded the victim's belongings. Both suspects left the scene on foot. Loss was a $22 BART ticket.
A citizen was robbed of two cell phones and a wallet when a male in his 20's approached him and asked him if he wanted to buy narcotics. The victim declined at which time the suspect asked to use his cell phone. At that point the suspect claimed he was armed with a handgun and demanded the victim's other cell phone and wallet. The suspect was last seen fleeing on foot.
A female victim was seated on a bus bench when she was approached by an adult female suspect who began to touch the victim's hair. The victim protested the touching and the suspect hit her on top of the head, produced a knife and threatened the victim with bodily harm. The victim fled to the agent's booth to report the crime while the suspect fled the area. Officers located the suspect nearby and the victim identified her as the responsible party. The victim refused to make a citizen's arrest and officers determined that the suspect was mentally unstable. The suspect was committed for psychiatric evaluation and transported to John George Pavilion by ambulance.
A patron on a Richmond bound train was approached by a male in his early twenties who brandished a knife and demanded money. The victim told the suspect that he had no money in his possession and off-boarded at San Leandro Station, with the suspect and two other male accomplices remaining on board. The train was searched at Coliseum Station with negative results. There was no loss.
A citizen was robbed of his cell phone while he was waiting for a ride on the east side of the station adjacent to the parking lot. According to the victim, he was approached by a male, described as being tall and thin, who snatched a cell phone from his person and ran. The victim gave chase, catching the suspect at 71st and Hawley Streets. At that point the suspect pulled a handgun and was able to get the victim to back off. The incident took place at 1145 hrs. but was reported late. The suspect was last seen fleeing on foot.
The station and platfom at Lafayette were searched for a male in his 40s-50s who allegedly robbed a bank just blocks from the station. No weapons were seen and the searched yielded negative results.
A cursory search of an adult male detained for fare evasion resulted in the recovery of an altered handgun from the subject's waistband. The subject was clear of outstanding warrants, and cited and released for possession of an altered gun.
Officers responded to a report of an adult male in his early 20's attempting to rob a passenger on a Fremont bound train holding at Lake Merritt Station. The victim reported that the suspect claimed to be armed although no weapon was seen. The attempt was unsuccessful and the suspect was believed to still be on board the train. While officers searched, a second victim reported that the same suspect took a cell phone from him and left the station. An area search proved negative.
A male juvenile contacted for fare evasion was found to be in possession of marijuana and a replica firearm. A records check also revealed a no bail warrant for his arrest. The juvenile was booked at juvenile hall for the warrant and possession of a replica weapon.
A 16 year old juvenile reported that he was robbed on the platform of his iPod. The victim stated that the offense occurred at approximately 1600 hrs. and that the suspect, a male approximately 18 years old, claimed to be armed with a handgun although none was seen.
A citizen was robbed of a small amount of cash and an iPod by a male, 18-20 years of age, 6' in height and approximately 220 pounds, also wearing dreadlocks. The suspect claimed he was armed with handguns although none were seen.
A K9 officer on patrol of the station was exiting the parking lot when he observed suspicious behavior by two subjects, one in a van, the other standing just outside of it. They quickly sped away upon realizing the officer's presence. The officer determined the van to be stolen out of Oakland. A short pursuit resulted with the van crashing into a fence. The suspects, an adult male and a juvenile male, were apprehended after a search of the yards. A loaded handgun was recovered in the vehicle. Both subjects were booked.
An officer assisted Highway Patrol officers in the search of a subject armed with a firearm. The incident began as an attempted car stop which turned into a vehicle pursuit. The suspect fled from his vehicle at the Hegenberger St. overcrossing into the bushes. The suspect was found and the weapon recovered.
Two adult male suspects approached an adult female in the parking lot and took the victim's purse against her will. One of the suspects brandished a shotgun during the robbery. The suspects fled on foot with the loss and were not located.
A 13 year old juvenile was robbed of his MP3 player by a male approximately 18-20 years of age. The suspect was armed with a handgun which he displayed during the commission of the crime. Responding officers were unable to locate the suspect who fled on foot. The offense occurred in the bus stop area.