BART incidents: Sleeping passenger's phone stolen, woman spat on

OAKLAND (BCN)-- Two people were arrested over the weekend in three separate cases reported at the West Oakland BART station, police said.

A 28-year-old Oakland woman was at the West Oakland station at about 2:40 p.m. Friday when a passenger took a photo of her.

Police identified her as Jasmine Turner and described her as an aggressive panhandler.

Police said after the passenger took the photo, Turner allegedly tried to grab the passenger's phone and failed. Then Turner allegedly spat on the passenger and threatened to harm her physically.

Officers found Turner and arrested her for battery and criminal threats. Turner was taken to the county jail. She was issued an order that prevents her from using the BART system for a period of time. 

At about 6:10 p.m. Friday, a passenger told police that someone took her iPhone from her hand in the passenger pickup zone of the West Oakland station.

Officers looked for the suspect in the area but did not find him. He was last seen wearing a red sweatshirt and jeans. Police discovered they could not track the phone.

On Sunday at about 8 p.m. a man allegedly took a cellphone from a sleeping passenger on a train at the West Oakland station.

An off-duty East Bay Regional Park District police officer saw the alleged theft and detained the man, identified as 65-year-old Jimmy Clark, until BART police arrived.

Police said Clark had a $5,000 warrant out for his arrest for fraud out of Alameda County and a $1,000 warrant out for his arrest on larceny out of Marin County. 

Clark was arrested on suspicion of stealing the cellphone and his warrants and was taken to the Glenn Dyer jail in Oakland.