Officers detained a suspect for using the station elevator to evade payment of his fare. A warrant check revealed that the suspect was wanted for a $20,000 burglary warrant out of San Mateo County. Further investigation revealed that the suspect was a felon in possession of a Taser weapon and was also in possession of property stolen during a robbery in Millbrae earlier in the morning. The suspect was cited for fare evasion and booked for the warrant, weapon and probation violations. The weapon and stolen property were turned over to the Millbrae Police Department to assist in their robbery investigation.
A male victim contacted San Leandro PD from a local business and reported that he had been robbed at Bay Fair Station about 30 minutes earlier. Officers responded and contacted the victim, who reported that two black male suspects, 25-30 years old, approached him in the west lot of the station. One of the suspects struck the victim in the face with a semi-automatic pistol and stole the victim's cell phone. The victim suffered cuts to his mouth and was taken to Eden Hospital for treatment.
The station agent reported that a male suspect had just stabbed a female victim with a machete. SFPD and BART officers responded. The investigation determined that the assault took place in the hallway connecting the platform elevator to the concourse. The suspect stabbed or slashed two victims. One victim remained in the station, while the second victim and the suspect fled to the street. SFPD officers were were at the station exit immediately contacted the second victim and rendered aid the the victim in the station. The suspect was described as a black male, 30-40 years old, 5'10" tall, 200 pounds, wearing a green jacket and dark pants. The suspect was armed with a large machete-type blade. Because they were involved from the outset, SFPD took the lead in the investigation. The 7th & Market exit and platform elevator were closed to facilitate the crime scene investigation. There was no impact on train service.
An off-duty security guard reported that he was sitting on a bench on the platform, watching videos on his cell phone, with his green & black backpack on the bench beside him. He saw the pack move, looked up and saw a male suspect carrying it away. The suspect was described as a black male, 6' tall, with a skinny build, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. The suspect fled from the station via the 14th Street exit. An area check for the suspect was unsuccessful. The victim reported that his .40 caliber Beretta pistol was inside the backpack when it was stolen. Oakland PD was advised of the theft.
Target store security reported that the suspect in a armed robbery had fled toward the station. Witnesses pointed out the suspect to two officers who were on patrol, and the officers detained the female suspect without incident. The suspect was turned over to San Leandro PD for further investigation.
Medical staff at Kaiser Richmond reported that a male juvenile had come to the ER with superficial stab wounds to his arm. The juvenile claimed the assault occurred in the Richmond Station bus zone, about 1525 hours. Officers went to the hospital to interview the victim, but he was not cooperative. There was no evidence at the station, but a witness corroborated that a male and female suspect had punched and kicked the victim. The victim was transported to San Bruno Station to meet his parents. The victim refused to speak to a detective at San Bruno Station. TSOC notified (TSA-12-35857-16).
Patrons on board the Dublin train reported that a male was creating a disturbance, and was armed with a knife. Officers responded and detained the man, who was found to have a folding knife, with the blade locked open, concealed in his pants pocket. No complainants came forward for any crimes on the train. Witnesses reported that the man did not brandish the knife at anyone. Officers determined that the man was intoxicated in public. He was arrested and booked for public intoxication and possession of a dirk/dagger, and was booked at Glenn Dyer Jail.
A sergeant attempted to detain a male suspect for fare evasion. The male resisted the detention, but was finally subdued by responding BART and SFPD officers. A search incident to arrest revealed that the man had an improvised dirk in his possession. The suspect was transported to SF General Hospital for psychiatric evaluation, with a criminal hold for resisting arrest, battery on an officer and possession of a dirk/dagger. One officer suffered facial injuries during the struggle, and was treated at the scene.
A BART officer responded to the station regarding a BART train operator’s report of two male suspects fighting one another on the station’s platform. On his arrival, the officer located the suspects and managed to separate them with the eventual assistance of several San Francisco Airport Police Officers. The officer then learned that the suspects were involved in a 3-4 year dating relationship, and had earlier argued over a relationship issue which escalated into a fight between the two; both on the platform and aboard a train. While on the train, one of the suspects (#1) stated he drew a knife as a form of self-defense, but the other suspect (#2) grabbed it and lacerated his own hand. Suspect #2, however, claimed the knife was intentionally used against him. Aside from the train operator who only witnessed the suspects fighting one another, officers were unable to locate any other witnesses. Officers located the involved knife in suspect 1’s possession, while the incident train was searched for potential evidence and video. Subsequently, it was determined the suspects were mutual combatants. It was also determined there was probable cause to believe that suspect #1 assaulted suspect #2 with the knife. Paramedics responded to attend to both suspects as each sustained minor lacerations to their hands; they were medically cleared at the scene. Subsequently, suspect #1 was booked into the county jail for domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon, while suspect #2 was booked into the county jail for domestic battery. Both suspects, who refused emergency protective orders, were issued BART Police prohibition orders.
An officer stopped a male for fare evasion at the Pittsburg Station. A records check revealed the male had a $20,000 arrest warrant out of Napa County. The male was placed under arrest and the officer discovered the male had a concealed loaded firearm on his person. The male was booked on the listed charges.
Officers in the lot heard what sounded like gunshots from the area of 69th & Snell. A gray Mercedes sedan fled from the area at a high rate of speed. Officers assisted with setting up a perimeter and searching for the vehicle. An officer located the vehicle at 69th & Lyon, but it was abandoned. No victims were located, and no suspects were found. The investigation was turned over to Oakland PD.
Patrons reported two males involved in a disturbance on a Fremont bound train. The suspect was described as a black male, 22-26 years old, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, with tattoos on the front of his neck. The suspect, who was armed with a knife, slashed at the victim, cutting his shirt. The victim escaped injury. The suspect fled and responding officers were unable to locate him in the area. TSOC notified.
Officers responded to the station on a report of an adult male subject who was bleeding from a possible knife wound to the hand. Four juveniles were reported as possibly being involved. Upon arrival, officers located the male victim who had a small cut to his hand. The victim was very uncooperative with officers, and refused medical treatment from fire personnel who were on scene. The four juveniles had boarded a train prior to the arrival of officers, but were detained by additional officers at the El Cerrito Del Norte Station. Two of the four juveniles were determined to be adults. The investigation revealed that the victim had accused the group of 4 of stealing his phone at the Richmond Station while it was plugged into an outlet charging. The group denied stealing the victim's phone, but the victim continued to harass the group and followed them on to the train. At one point, the victim became extremely agitated and followed the group as if he were going to attack them. It was then that the adult subject drew a folding knife in self-defense. The victim made a sudden movement towards the male with the knife, and the male jumped out of the way and unintentionally cut the hand of the victim. The victim off-boarded the train before it departed the station. The knife used by the male to defend himself was seized and held as potential evidence. The victim's phone was never located, and he refused to cooperate in the investigation. The case will be forwarded to the District Attorney. Station video will be requested, and TSOC was notified (TSA-1030709-16).
A citizen flagged an officer down on city streets and reported that white male was walking around the parking lot of a nearby Safeway store with a large knife in his hand. Officers checked the area and located a man matching the description walking toward the BART station bus zone. Officers detained the man and found that he had a large steak knife concealed in his waistband. Record checks also showed that he was on probation for burglary, out of Contra Costa County. Concord PD had no reports of any other crimes associated with the male suspect. Officers arrested the man for possession of a dirk/dagger. He was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility for possession of a dirk and probation violation.
A patron reported that three suspects robbed him of his backpack, which contained $700 in cash and a passport. The suspects got out of an older silver 4-door sedan and approached the victim in the bus zone, claiming they had a knife. The suspects were described as black males in their early teens, one wearing a white shirt, one a red shirt, and one a black sweatshirt. There was no description of the driver of the sedan, which left the area. The suspects fled on foot. The victim was not injured. Officers were unable to locate the suspects in the area.
A witness reported that a male patron was making threats to the station agent, after becoming enraged that there were no more northbound trains for the night. The suspect was described as a white male 20-30 years old, wearing a camouflage fishing hat. A witness reported that the suspect was holding a knife, out of the agent's view, when making the threats. Officers located the man at a gas station across the street and the agent made a positive identification. The man was arrested for making criminal threats, but officers determined that he was in need of psychiatric care. He was transported by ambulance to San Leandro Hospital for evaluation, with a criminal hold.
Pittsburg PD reported that they had a suspect in custody for a robbery that occurred at the Bliss Avenue Park & Ride, about 1630 hours. Officers responded and learned that a male victim had been working on his car in the lot, when a suspect approached him and demanded his flashlight, while brandishing a large metal fence post as a weapon. The victim gave the suspect his flashlight, but the suspect picked up the victim's screwdriver and attempted to stab the victim. The victim evaded the blow and fled, eventually gaining safety in his car. The victim drove off, with the suspect chasing him on foot. Pittsburg PD detained the suspect at a nearby fast food restaurant and notified BART PD. The victim was not injured. The suspect was arrested for robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. He was issued a prohibition order and was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility. TSOC notified.
Multiple reports were received from patrons on board the Fremont bound train approaching Fremont Station, of a fight and possible stabbing on board. The suspect was described as a black male, about 50 years old, balding, wearing a black tank top. The suspect was reportedly armed with a knife or screwdriver. When the train arrived at the station, the altercation continued. Two male patrons attempted to restrain the suspect, but were unsuccessful. The suspect fled to the street level and robbed a patron of his bicycle at knife point. The suspect rode away southbound, but was detained by Fremont PD officers who responded to assist. The suspect discarded his weapon, but it was located by other Fremont officers. Two male patrons suffered stab wounds to the head and were transported to the hospital for treatment. The investigation determined that the suspect robbed the two men on the train, after stabbing them with a screwdriver. The victims' property was recovered from the suspect. The suspect was ultimately arrested, and after being medically cleared, was booked on two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and three counts of robbery. The incident train was held at the station for about one hour for crime scene processing. TSOC notified.
An employee located an abandoned case under one of the platform benches. The case was found to contain a Winchester .22 caliber rifle. The weapon is not known to be associated with a crime. An officer took custody of the rifle and booked it into evidence. TSOC notified.
A victim reported that he got into a verbal argument with another subject who then showed him a gun in his waistband. The suspect was last seen at the bus stop at the station. Berkeley PD Officers arrived and spotted the possible suspect in the bus zone in front of the station. Per the request of Berkeley PD, the station was temporarily shut down and trains held out. BART PD officers arrived and the suspect was taken into custody without incident. No gun was recovered, and the suspect was eventually released. A use of force investigation was conducted.
Officers responded to the Fruitvale Station for a report of a man with a gun aboard a Fremont bound train that was held at the Fruitvale Station. Officers located the male, detained him and determined he was in possession of a handgun. The male was also in possession of narcotics. The male was placed under arrest but made suicidal statements. He was transported to a mental health facility with a police hold.
An officer contacted and detained a juvenile for fare evasion. During the contact, the officer discovered that the suspect was armed with a loaded and concealed handgun. The suspect was taken into custody. A sergeant responded to conduct a use of force investigation. The suspect was also listed as a runaway. The subject is tentatively to be booked into Juvenile Hall. TSA-06-18233-16 1606- 1814 L21