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
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.