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BART and Oakland Police Provide Escorts at West Oakland BART Station

BART and Oakland police officers provided holiday escorts to patrons at the West Oakland station Thursday evening, also nabbing a suspect for alleged fare evasion – but a bicycle thief got away, transit officials said.

The holiday escort service ran from 4 to 7 p.m., a collaboration between the BART and Oakland police departments, according to transit officials.

Shortly after the escorts began, around 4:11 p.m., BART police nabbed an Oakland man on suspicion of fare evasion at the station.

A records check also revealed that Dwight Simmons, 25, allegedly had a no-bail warrant for arrest and he was booked into jail, transit officials said.

Shortly before the escorts ended, around 6:43 p.m., the victim of the theft of a light blue Scattante 12-speed bicycle reported the theft to police, transit officials said.

The bicycle had been secured with a U-lock which was cut in half and left at the scene, according to transit officials

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