At about 19:45, multiple witnesses reported that a suspect who was riding on a SFO Airport bound train approaching West Oakland Station used a handgun to shoot another passenger multiple times and then fled on foot from the train at West Oakland Station. Officers responded and assisted with providing first aid to the victim. West Oakland Station was closed while the investigation was conducted and the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. At this time, a suspect has not been arrested and the weapon has not been recovered. Detectives and evidence technicians responded to assist with the investigation. The suspect was described as a black male, late 20's to early 30's, 6'2" skinny build with broad shoulders, scruffy face, wearing a long green trench coat over dark hoodie with hood up, dark pants, dark backpack, armed with a black semi auto handgun.
Officers contacted a suspicious male suspect in a U-Haul truck on the first level of the station’s parking structure. During the contact, the officers learned that the suspect was on searchable probation. Sometime after learning this information, the suspect produced a handgun and shot one of the officers. The second officer then returned fire and struck the suspect several times; the suspect was then taken into custody. Both the injured officer and the suspect were transported to a local hospital. The officer suffered a non-life threatening injury and was later released from the hospital. The suspect, who remained in the hospital, was said to be in stable condition. Later, the body of an adult male was discovered in the U-Haul truck. Multiple assisting officers, including investigators, command staff and Hayward Police Officers responded to the scene. The investigation is on-going. TSOC notified (TSA #12-33533)
Officers responded to the station regarding the report of a male suspect having thrown a beer bottle at a male victim, which caused an injury to the victim’s face. BART and Berkeley Police Officers unsuccessfully searched for the suspect, while the victim was treated by paramedics for what was determined to be a minor lip injury; he also refused further medical attention. Approximately 40 minutes later, Berkeley Police Officers were called to the corner of Russell and Grand Streets regarding a male suspect experiencing mental health issues (i.e., hearing voices, wishing to be killed by police); and determined he matched the description of the station’s assault suspect. BART Officers then transported the victim and a witness to the suspect’s location for in-field identification(s), and determined he was the assault suspect. However, due to his mental health issues, he was transported to the county’s mental health pavilion where was placed on a psychiatric hold, along with a police hold. Once the suspect is cleared by mental health care professionals, he will be booked into the county jail for assault with a deadly weapon.
A victim reported that their white Honda Accord and wallet were taken at gunpoint in the area of 7th Street and Mandela Parkway. The victim walked to the station to make the report. Officers assisted with an area check, but could not locate the victim vehicle. The investigation was turned over to Oakland PD.
A bus driver reported a male suspect in the bus zone carrying a large knife, but not brandishing it at anyone. An officer arrived and ordered the suspect to drop the knife, which he did. The officer took the suspect into custody without incident. A records check revealed a $10,000 warrant for being a sex offender out of compliance. The male was booked into the Santa Rita Jail for possession of the knife and the warrant.
While at the station checking a Pittsburg bound train on an unrelated call for service, two officers were contacted by a reporting party who stated that a man had just gotten off that train who had a gun in his waistband. The suspect was described as a black male in his 50's, wearing a black beanie and a black jacket. The man was last seen walking toward the concourse. Officers searched the station and surrounding area, with negative results. There was no impact on service. TSOC notified.
While on patrol, an officer observed and contacted a subject who was sprawled out on a bench. A wants check revealed that the subject had 2 felony outstanding warrants. The first was a felony no bail warrant charging a narcotics offense issued from the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. The second was a felony $30k warrant charging fraud and burglary issued from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. Incident to arrest, the officer located a large concealed knife on the suspect’s person, as well as a suspected crack pipe. The subject was arrested and booked into the Santa Rita Jail for his warrants and felony probation violation.
A patron to the station agent at 16th St. Station reported that there was a male subject on board an SFO train threatening patrons with a meat cleaver. The incident train car held at the Glenn Park Station while BART and SFPD officers responded Code 3. The officers searched the incident train car and a witness flagged them down and pointed out the suspect. The officers took the suspect into custody without incident and located 2 kitchen knives (3” blade) on his person and on his backpack. Investigation into the matter revealed that the suspect did not brandish the knife at anyone, but that he was holding it as he was mumbling profanities to himself. The suspect was deemed a danger to others so he was transported to the SF General Hospital for psychiatric evaluation. A lieutenant responded to conduct a use of force investigation. TSOC was notified.
Witnesses reported that a female suspect was battering a male victim in the free area. The female was slapping and hitting the victim with a metal sign holder. BART and Broadmoor officers responded and detained both parties. Officers determined that the suspect and victim were friends, but that the female got angry after an argument and began hitting the victim. The victim had no visible injuries and declined medical attention. The female was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and battery on transit property and was booked at the San Mateo County Jail. She was issued a prohibition order prior to booking.
A patron, who off-boarded at San Leandro Station, reported that two males were involved in a dispute on the Fremont bound train. The suspect, described as a black male wearing a black baseball cap, was reportedly holding a knife to the neck of the victim, who was described as a Hispanic male, wearing a red shirt. BART and San Leandro officers detained both parties at Bay Fair Station and recovered the knife from the black male. The two men claimed to be friends, who were just playing. The suspect was arrested for resisting/obstructing an officer and for probation violation. The other man was released at the scene. The original reporting party left the area before contacting an officer and no complainants came forward for the brandishing violation. TSOC notified.
A victim reported that a suspect brandished a handgun at him after a dispute at the station. The victim is a gypsy cab driver and the suspect was the driver of a Yellow Cab. The victim and suspect exchanged words over the victim picking up fares at the station. The suspect made verbal threats to kill the victim, drove off for a few minutes and then returned. The suspect then brandished a black handgun while seated in his cab. The suspect was described as an East Indian male, about 45 years old, short, about 200 pounds, wearing dark clothing. The suspect was last seen driving westbound from the station. The victim did not report the crime for about 10 minutes and officers were unable to locate the suspect in the area. OPD and CHP were notified. The investigation is continuing in an attempt to identify the suspect. TSOC notified.
An officer detained a male and a female in order to investigate the report of a possible domestic violence incident. During the detention, the male told the officer he was in possession of a handgun which he claimed he was permitted to carry. The officer safely placed the male in handcuffs and, upon the arrival of assisting officers, recovered a loaded and concealed .38 caliber handgun from the male. The handgun was registered to the male, but he did not have a concealed weapons permit; and was placed under arrest for the concealed weapon violation. A sergeant responded and approved the arrest. The male was then booked into the county jail for the weapon violation. The domestic violence portion of the incident was not substantiated. 1511-3337. TSOC notified. L10
Oakland PD requested all available units from surrounding agencies respond to assist them with a sideshow involving approximately 400 vehicles, in the area of 55th and International. Suspects reportedly fired shots at responding officers and a police helicopter. BART officers responded, along with CHP and Alameda County Sheriff's deputies. BART officers held a perimeter while OPD dispersed the sideshow and conducted their investigation.
A patron called both SFPD and BART PD claiming that there was a subject on the platform who was armed with a gun. The patron additionally told this to the station agent. Officers responded and located the possible suspect and took him into custody without incident. The original reporting patron later recanted his story claiming that he never reported that the suspect in question was armed. The reporting patron was placed under arrest for filing a false police report and was booked into the SF County Jail. The suspect who was detained at gunpoint was released. A sergeant responded to conduct the use of force investigation and oversaw the arrest.
Dispatch received reports of a subject who was yelling and banging things with an object that may have been a firearm. Officers and a sergeant and Richmond PD officers responded and located the subject in question and took him into custody without incident. The weapon turned out to be what appeared to be a construction tool. One of the victims who had since left the scene, agreed to return to the station to identify the suspect, which she did. No other victims stood by. The victim alleged that the suspect rudely brandished the weapon at the victim, told her to stop looking at him, and made a generalized statement that he would shoot if anyone left the platform. The suspect then reportedly walked over and took a seat on the bench, taking no further action. The suspect was Mirandized and gave a statement. The suspect was arrested and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for brandishing a weapon, criminal threats, false imprisonment, and probation violation. The suspect was additionally issued a prohibition order. A lieutenant responded to conduct a use of force investigation. Trains were held out for about 13 minutes as a result of this incident. TSOC was notified.
Officers responded to a report of a male threatening people with a stick in the bus zone. Officers contacted the male, but did not locate a victim. A search of the suspect revealed a concealed dagger and a methamphetamine pipe. The male was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for the listed charges.
An officer contacted an adult male for fare evasion. The male tried to ride his bike away and had to be physically restrained. The officer eventually had to deploy the Taser to gain compliance and get him handcuffed. A search of his person revealed suspected cocaine and a concealed dagger. He also had two no bail warrants for vandalism and possession of drug paraphernalia and a $5,000 warrant for resisting arrest. Once medically cleared, he will be booked at the Santa Rita Jail for the listed charges and warrants.
An officer contacted an adult male for fare evasion and discovered that he had a valid stay away order to stay away from BART. The male was also found to be in possession of a dirk/dagger. The officer also determined that he was in need of a psychiatric evaluation, so he was transported to John George Pavilion with a criminal hold. Once he is evaluated and treated, he will be booked into the Glenn Dyer Jail for fare evasion, violation of a court order and possession of a dirk/dagger.
A male accidentally shot himself in the leg with a gun he recently purchased, while he was standing near the taxi stand on the Pleasanton side of the station. The male claimed he passed the firearm off to a friend of his, who left the station with the weapon. No evidence was located at the scene and the firearm was not recovered. The male was transported to Eden Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The case will be referred to the District Attorney for charging. TSOC notified.
An officer noticed an adult male looking into vehicles in the parking structure and contacted him. A search of his person revealed a concealed folding knife (which was locked open) in his waistband. The officer was unable to locate any signs of damage to any vehicles, so the male was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for the weapon violation.
Officers detained an adult male suspect for an infraction violation while on the station’s aerial (#2) platform. During the detention, the suspect attempted to flee from the officers by climbing onto a nearby ledge. The officers used physical force to partially restrain the suspect, but his physical resistance continued as he simultaneously reached for his waist band area and discharged a concealed handgun; causing a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his lower torso. Nearly simultaneous to the suspect’s gun discharging, one of the officers discharged their Taser and struck the suspect. Medical personnel responded to the station and transported the suspect to the hospital for further medical attention. Multiple officers, sergeants and a lieutenant responded to the scene. Crime Scene Technicians, Trauma Response Team Members, and a Video Recovery Officer responded as well. As of this writing, the suspect’s condition is critical but stable. As a result of this incident, the station was closed for approximately 2.5 hours. TSOC notified (TSA 09-22646-15).
Officers responded to a report of a suspicious person on board a train sweating profusely and carrying a knife. There was no report that the suspect was threatening anyone. The officers arrived and off-boarded the suspect in question and a wants check revealed that the subject had a misdemeanor $5k warrant charging theft. Further investigation revealed that the suspect was also intoxicated. The suspect was on parole and a condition of the parole was that he was not to possess any knife with a blade over 2 inches. The suspect was arrested and booked into the Santa Rita Jail for his warrant, parole violation, false identification to a peace officer, and public intoxication.
While on patrol, an officer heard several shots fired in the 3800 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard, in the vicinity of several Oakland PD vehicles. It was determined that an Oakland PD officer had been involved in a shooting in front of a residence. BART officers, along with Emeryville PD and Alameda County Sheriff's Office personnel, assisted Oakland PD by providing traffic control while Oakland PD secured the crime scene and cleared several residences.
Patrons reported that a black male suspect on the Millbrae bound train was acting erratically and may have brandished a knife. The suspect was described as a heavyset black male, wearing a blue jacket and pushing a baby carriage or cart. The suspect got off the train at Civic Center and fled in an unknown direction. Officers responded but were unable to locate the suspect in the station. A short time later, the station agent reported that a male matching the suspect description had entered the station and gone to the platform. Officers detained the male on the platform, but no victim came forward to identify the suspect as being the same person as the suspect on the train. A knife was found in the suspect's belongings, but it was not inherently illegal. Record checks however, showed that the man had an outstanding no-bail arrest warrant for parole violation, held by the Department of Corrections. The man was arrested and booked at the San Francisco County Jail on his warrant.
An officer saw a subject who appeared to be selling marijuana in the bus zone. Officers contacted and detained the subject and learned he was on searchable probation. The officers searched the suspect and found marijuana packaged for sale, cash, and a firearm along with a loaded magazine (not loaded in the firearm). The suspect was arrested and booked into the Santa Rita Jail for possession of narcotics for sales, sales of narcotics, possession of a stolen firearm, felon in possession of a firearm, and probation violation. The suspect was also issued a Prohibition Order. Narcotics Task Force was contacted and briefed of the arrest. TSOC was notified.