A patron reported to the station agent that a Hispanic male, unknown age, slim, wearing a white jacket, and black or blue jeans, had possibly stolen a phone from a female victim on platform #2. As this was happening, a witness, who attempted to intervene and come to the aid of the victim, was challenged by the suspect who brandished a kitchen knife. The witness backed off and followed the suspect out of the station. The suspect returned to the station as the witness followed. The witness flagged down two officers who eventually detained the suspect inside the station. The original victim of the theft could not be located and officers were unable to determine if there had been a theft. However, the witness, positively identified the suspect as the one who had brandished a knife. The witness declined to press charges against the suspect for the brandishing. The suspect was placed under arrest for possession of a dirk or dagger, and transported to the Martinez jail where he was booked for the offense. TSOC was notified.
BART PD and SFPD officers responded to the station on a report of a person who was bleeding from the mouth and was brandishing a weapon. On arrival officers met with the station agent who reported that he had gone to check on the welfare of the suspect who was on the platform bleeding from the mouth, but the suspect became aggressive towards the agent and brandished a box cutter in a threatening manner. The suspect then stuck the agent with the suspect's elbow. The station agent was not injured. SFPD detained the suspect and BART officers arrested and booked the suspect for brandishing a weapon and battery on a transit employee. The suspect was issued a prohibition order. OCC notified.
Officers responded to investigate a report of a male brandishing a knife in the station bus zone. Shortly after they arrived, they were flagged down by the victim, who reported that the suspect, who also brandished a gun, had just gotten into a taxi and was leaving the station. Officers stopped the taxi, and detained the male passenger. A replica firearm and a knife were found on the man's person. Pittsburg PD also responded to assist. The victim made a positive identification of the suspect and performed a citizen's arrest. The suspect was ultimately booked at the Martinez Detention Facility for brandishing a knife and a replica firearm. The suspect was issued a prohibition order prior to booking. TSOC notified.
Officers responded to the station on a report of an armed man who had run to the platform. On arrival, officers determined that a security guard had chased an armed robbery suspect to the station from a nearby store and El Cerrito PD officers were already on scene. The suspect was located on the platform and a replica firearm was recovered along with a knife. The suspect was arrested by El Cerrito PD. Trains were delayed for several minutes during the search for the suspect. TSOC notified TSA-05-14684-16.
An adult female was involved in a verbal dispute with two juveniles who were obstructing the platform stairs at the station. During the dispute, one of the juveniles sprayed the victim with pepper spray and then both juveniles fled on foot from the station. The victim was not injured, but was transported to UCSF hospital for treatment for exposure to pepper spray.
A female patron was walking along the foot path on the Pleasanton side of the station when she was approached by a male suspect who brandished a handgun and demanded the victim's purse. The suspect fled with the loss towards Stoneridge Mall. An area search was conducted, but the suspect was not located. Local police agencies were notified as well as Stoneridge security. The suspect was described as a White Male, approximately 20 years old, wearing a black ball cap with red writing, a black hoodie and blue jeans.
Two officers contacted an adult male for fare evasion. The male tried to walk away and had to be physically restrained. He was found to be in possession of an unloaded 22 caliber pistol. The male was issued a prohibition order and a citation for fare evasion. He was booked into the Glenn Dyer Jail for being a felon in possession of a gun and resisting arrest. TSOC was notified of the firearm recovery (TSA-05-13234-16).
Officers responded to a report of a male subject who had a gun in his waistband. The suspect reportedly entered the station and then boarded a train. This was reported by the station agent. Officers responded and detained the suspect who was on board the train. A C02 pellet gun, which appeared to be a firearm, was recovered. The suspect turned out to be on probation for 211PC. The suspect was booked into the Santa Rita Jail for probation violation and possession of a replica firearm in public.
Two patrons reported that a male suspect tried to rob them of their cell phone and belongings while on the train. The suspect was described as a black male 35-40 years old, wearing a plaid shirt, camouflage jacket and carrying a stick. The suspect remained on the train to the SF Airport. Officers responded and located the victims at San Bruno Station. SFPD officers located a male matching the suspect description in Courtyard G and detained him. The victims reported that they had fallen asleep on the train and awoke to find the suspect going through their belongings. They challenged the suspect, who punched the male victim and then brandished a knife at the victims. The victims positively identified the suspect and he was arrested for attempted robbery. He was issued a prohibition order and was booked at the San Mateo County Jail.
An officer on routine patrol was flagged down by a citizen who reported that a male suspect who was being sought by Oakland PD for a stabbing earlier today was in the station bus zone. The officer confirmed that OPD was looking for the suspect and coordinated a response by BART and OPD units. The suspect was reportedly bi-polar and armed with a knife, and was believed to have stabbed his father earlier today at a residence in Oakland. The male suspect was taken into custody on the station access road by OPD officers without incident.
A female victim reported that her former boyfriend had robbed her of her purse in the parking lot of the station. The suspect pointed a handgun at the victim and tried to force her to get into his car, but she resisted. In the struggle, the suspect choked the victim, who bit the suspect's arm and pulled free. Bystanders intervened and the suspect drove off. Responding officers were unable to locate the suspect or his vehicle in the area. The victim was transported to Highland Hospital for treatment. Possible addresses for the suspect were found in Hayward and Walnut Creek. Those agencies were notified and provided with the suspect's name and vehicle description. Investigation continues. TSOC notified.
CHP transferred a 911 call from a male victim who said that his girlfriend was battering him and vandalizing his vehicle at the station. The female suspect had vandalized the interior and exterior of the car using a knife which she had grabbed from the center console. During the altercation the female also made verbal threats to the boyfriend. Alameda County Sheriff Deputies responded and detained the female suspect on the platform. BART Officers arrived and arrested the female suspect for domestic violence, vandalism, possession of the switchblade, and for making threats. She was booked at the Santa Rita Jail. The Sergeant responded to the scene.
Patrons on board the Millbrae bound train reported that a male suspect was acting erratically and brandishing a knife, while making verbal threats. The suspect fled on foot, dropping the knife, when officers arrived. Officers captured the suspect on the street above the station. None of the witnesses wished to pursue a criminal complaint against the suspect. Officers determined the suspect was in need of emergency psychiatric detention. The suspect was transported to SF General Hospital for evaluation and treatment. The train was delayed about 5 minutes as a result of this incident. There were no injuries. TSOC notified.
The mother of a 12 year old victim called to report that her son was robbed at gunpoint, about 20 minutes earlier. The suspect brandished a gun at the victim and forced him part-way down the stairs leading to the concourse, where he took the victim's wallet from his pocket. When the suspect demanded the victim's backpack, the victim refused and shoved the suspect, before running to the bus zone, where he boarded a waiting bus. It is not known where the suspect went after the offense. Responding officers checked the area for the suspect, but were unable to locate him. The suspect was described as a black male in his 20's, wearing all black clothing and white Jordan basketball shoes.
A patron reported that a male suspect on the platform had lifted his shirt to display a pistol concealed in his waistband. Officers responded and briefly detained the suspect, but found no weapon. Officers later determined that the reporting party was in need of emergency psychiatric detention. The suspect was released, as there was no merit to the weapon call. The reporting party was transported by ambulance to John George Pavilion for evaluation and treatment.
Several patrons on board the Dublin bound train reported that a male suspect was stabbing seats on the train with a knife. The suspect got off the train at Bay Fair Station and began walking around the platform with the knife in his hand. Officers detained the man and recovered the knife. No complainants came forward regarding the vandalism, and no victims were located for any other crimes. Officers determined that the man was intoxicated in public and he was arrested. The suspect was booked at Santa Rita Jail.
Two victims were at the station to purchase an item advertised on Craigslist, but the victims were met by two suspects who robbed the victims at gun point before fleeing in a vehicle. The loss included the victims' phones and cash. Responding officers were able to locate the suspect vehicle nearby in Hayward and evidence was collected. The suspects were described as #1 Black Male 5'10", 180 pounds, wearing blue jeans and white shoes. #2 Black Male, 6'3", 180 pounds, wearing sunglasses and a blue hoodie.
An adult female victim was robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot by three (3) suspects, described as Black males in their late teens to early 20's. Suspect (S-1), described only as "chubby", ran up to the victim while she was standing at the open, right front passenger door of her vehicle, which was parked in stall #605. S-1 said "hey big girl" to the victim as he ran towards her. S-1 used his body to wedge the victim into the front passenger seat. S-1 then reached into the vehicle and took the victim's purse from the front passenger seat. During the struggle with S-1, the victim saw suspect #2 (S-2), described only as having a slim build, standing in close proximity, just watching. The victim also saw suspect #3 (S-3), described as having short black hair "pointed upwards", wearing a dark colored top, and holding either a black shotgun or a rifle against his chest, which was pointed "upward." The suspects fled from the station in what the victim described as a "pearly" white colored, newer model Mercedes SUV, with a possible third row. The victim's purse, a Petunia Pickel Bottom brand purse, contained a black Petunia Pickel Bottom wallet with six credit cards, a white unknown model Apple iPhone in a pink and white otter box, a white iPod touch, a Bank of America check book and miscellaneous makeup. The victim's cell phone was unable to be tracked. The victim was not injured and said that she would not be able to identify the suspects. Several allied agencies were notified of the incident along with the suspect vehicle and suspect descriptions. Video of the parking lot is being requested by the investigating officer.
An AC Transit bus driver reported an illegally parked vehicle in the bus zone at the station. Officers responded and located the vehicle which was occupied by two individuals. The driver exited the vehicle and informed officers that his vehicle had broken down. A records check was conducted on the driver and passenger. The driver was found to be on probation out of San Mateo County and consented to a search of his person and vehicle. Officers located on the driver, a concealed dagger, along with suspected methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The driver was placed under arrest. The passenger was clear of any warrants and was identified and released. The driver's vehicle was towed from the scene. The driver was booked into the Glen Dyer Jail on the above listed charges. The Narcotics Task Force Officer was notified of the arrest.
A female victim reported that she was pulled from her silver 2012 Mercedes ML 350 and forced to the ground at rifle point by two male suspects. The suspects took the woman's purse and fled in her vehicle in an unknown direction. The suspects were described only as two black males, 18-20 years old, wearing dark clothing. Responding officers were unable to locate the vehicle in the area. The crime information was shared with San Leandro PD and CHP.
Officers detained a male suspect for reportedly disturbing a BART employee; the same suspect was detained earlier in the day for disturbing patrons and released shortly after being admonished for interfering with business at the station. A criminal history check of the suspect revealed he was on searchable probation, and a subsequent search of his property revealed he was in possession of an improvised weapon (billy club / slingshot). The suspect was placed under arrest for possessing the weapon, violating the terms of his probation and for trespassing by obstructing/interfering with transit business. The BART employee positively identified the suspect, but refused to pursue a disturbance complaint. As the suspect was non-compliant after being arrested, officers placed him in the Wrap restraint but no force was used. A sergeant responded to approve the arrest and the suspect was booked into the county jail a short time later.
Oakland PD requested that our officers check the station for a suspect in an attempted stabbing. Officers located a man matching the suspect description and detained him, locating a knife on his person. The victim came forward and identified the man as the person who tried to rob him at knife point on city streets. The suspect was turned over to OPD for further investigation.
Concord PD reported that a possible stabbing had occurred at the station. Officers responded and located a male with a small cut to his upper arm. The man was well known as a chronic offender at Concord Station. The apparent victim refused to cooperate with the investigation and was treated at John Muir hospital for a 2" cut to his arm. The incident apparently occurred in the Clayton Road parking lot, but no witnesses came forward and no suspect information was available. It is not known how the victim suffered his injury. The victim was treated and released.
An officer detained a male suspect on suspicion of tampering with a bicycle at the station. During the detention, the suspect provided an alias identity/name which police dispatchers were then able to match with an outstanding felony auto theft warrant for his arrest. Shortly after the warrant was discovered, however, the suspect suddenly ran from the officer who then chased after him on foot. While running, the suspect tossed a firearm into an empty lot on Chester St., between 7th and 8th Streets, and then ran into a nearby restaurant’s restroom. Assisting BART and Oakland Police officers soon arrived and the restaurant’s employees and customers were evacuated. Subsequently, officers were able to convince the suspect to surrender peacefully; and he was placed in handcuffs. The suspect’s (loaded) handgun was also recovered from the empty field. Further, a criminal history check of the suspect revealed a previous felony conviction as well as active court probation for auto theft. A sergeant, who responded to the scene, performed the use of force investigation. The suspect, who was not injured, refused to be interviewed by the sergeant and was then booked into the county jail for resisting arrest, firearm violations and for violating the terms of his probation. The primary officer was treated at a local hospital for a minor injury and then released.