Juvenile suspect from Coliseum incident arrested by Oakland Police
One juvenile male suspect with an arrest warrant related to BART's Coliseum incident was taken into custody by Oakland Police on Friday, April 28 following another robbery in Oakland’s jurisdiction.
At approximately 4:50 p.m., a plain clothes, Oakland police officer, viewed a robbery in the area of the 6200 block of Camden Street. Responding uniformed officers were directed to the suspects' vehicle and immediately attempted a traffic stop. The suspect vehicle failed to stop, prompting the officers to initiate a vehicle pursuit. The pursuit came to an end when it was involved in a collision with an uninvolved vehicle in the area of Hegenberger Road and Interstate 880. The suspects, three juvenile males, fled from the vehicle and were soon taken into police custody. No injuries were reported relating to this incident.
Earlier that Friday, BART Police submitted an arrest warrant for one of those juveniles, as he had been identified using surveillance video of having participated in the robberies at the Coliseum station on Saturday, April 22.
The juvenile will now face separate charges for both incidents and remains in custody at Alameda County Juvenile Hall.
Both cases are ongoing investigations.
"The fact this juvenile was out committing a robbery in another jurisdiction with other minors just days following the BART incident is testament of the need for agencies to work together collaboratively to solve regional issues and share resources and intelligence data," said Acting Police Chief Jeff Jennings. "I’ve called for a Regional Taskforce to meet this week to develop a plan. I want to thank my detectives for their quick work identifying these suspects and working with the victims to get the warrants in the system. I also want to thank Oakland Police for their role in bringing this juvenile and others into custody."
BART Police will continue to work towards identifying the suspects involved in the Coliseum incident.