The BART communications specialist received a report of a fight occurring on platform #2 and a male on the ground. Dublin/Pleasanton train #509 was held at the platform when patrons reported that there was blood inside of it and that three men had sustained head injuries. San Francisco police detained four suspects on an adjacent street and a gun was recovered. It is believed that one or more of the suspects pistol whipped the victims. The victims were transported to San Francisco General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. BART police sergeants responded to the scene. The on-call detective is currently meeting with the San Francisco police personnel who handled the preliminary investigation. The BART Police Department will conduct the investigative follow-up. Train service was delayed for one hour. Investigative Update: At 0200 hrs., the detective advised that San Francisco police had one man and three women under arrest for assault with a deadly weapon in this case. The detective spoke to two of the suspects, neither of whom provided him with any useful information. The other two suspects invoked their right to silence and declined to speak to him. The detective spoke with the victims, who are not seriously injured, at the hospital. The detective is working with San Francisco police to prepare the case for charging by the district-attorney’s office.
An officer contacted a suspect who had been reportedly selling BART tickets. The suspect was found to have a $631 misdemeanor BART warrant for selling goods on BART property without a permit. The suspect had several altered BART tickets in his hand. The suspect was cited on the warrant and for possession of altered tickets. A sergeant debriefed the suspect, who claimed to have purchased the tickets from someone on the street.
A train operator reported being spat upon by a Black male while operating a Dublin-bound train at the Embarcadero station. According to the train operator, as the train arrived at the station he suddenly felt a mist of saliva strike him about the face while standing along the opening of the lead train operator’s cab. The train operator then saw the suspect standing on the platform and in the area where the saliva most likely originated. The suspect then boarded the train, which continued toward the Eastbay. Upon the train’s arrival at the Lake Merritt station, an officer detained the suspect, who claimed he accidentally spat upon the train operator while spitting on the track way. The train operator, on the other hand, could not identify a reason(s) for being spat upon as there was no confrontation whatsoever between he and the suspect prior to or after the incident which would indicate a motive for the battery. Nevertheless, the train operator placed the suspect under citizen’s arrest for battery. Based upon the information gathered on scene, the officer issued the suspect a citation for battery based on the citizen’s arrest, and the train operator continued with his duties. The officer requested station and train video.
While on routine patrol, a sergeant observed a suspect on the platform who was known to have a stay-away order from all BART stations. The sergeant detained the male and confirmed the order. The suspect was arrested and booked at San Francisco County Jail for violation of a court order.
A warrant check on a person detained for fare evasion revealed an active stay away order from all BART stations. The person was cited for fare evasion, and was placed under arrest for violation of the court order and also for outstanding arrest warrants out of San Francisco for failure to appear in court totaling $5,000.00.A sergeant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest and debrief the suspect.
Officers detained a subject who was reported to be aggressively panhandling at the Embarcadero Station. The subject would not submit to the detention and attempted to walk away from the officers who were able to take him into custody for resisting arrest without incident. The subject was issued a citation for disorderly contact/begging and then transported to San Francisco county jail to be booked for resisting arrest. At the jail the subject complained of a medical condition. The subject was transported to San Francisco General hospital where he was examined and deemed fit for incarceration by medical staff. The subject was then booked without further incident.
An officer conducted a warrant check on a person that was contacted for a welfare check. The warrant check revealed two outstanding arrest warrants. One was out of the San Francisco Police for battery in the amount of $40,000. The second warrant was out of the Oakland Police for domestic battery in the amount of $50,000. The Sergeant approved the arrest. The subject was booked into the San Francisco County Jail for the warrants.
Officers noticed an adult male known to have a stay away order in the station. The officers contacted the male and confirmed the order. The male was booked into the San Francisco County Jail for the violation and two small warrants.
An officer working a fixed post detail noticed an adult male who the officer thought had a valid stay away order to stay away from all BART stations. The officer attempted to detain the male to confirm the order. The male tried to walk away and eventually had to be restrained. A search of his person revealed a crack pipe. A records check revealed that the male has a stay away order, but not from the Embarcadero Station. The suspect was booked into the San Francisco County Jail for resisting/delaying an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia.
While on patrol, officers on-viewed a person known to possess altered tickets in possession of altered BART tickets. The subject was placed under arrest for possession of altered tickets. A search of the suspect’s backpack incident to arrest resulted in the recovery of scissors, glue, and magnetic strips from BART tickets. The suspect was also placed under arrest for altering BART tickets. A sergeant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest and interview the suspect. The suspect gave a written statement admitting to possessing BART tickets.
A patron on a train reported via cell phone that there was a male suspect with an open vodka bottle who was creating a disturbance. Patrons forced the suspect off the train at Embarcadero Station and alerted officers who were on routine platform patrol of the problem. The officers' investigation determined that the suspect had touched a female victim on the buttocks. The victim retaliated by spitting on the suspect and moving to another train car. The suspect followed her and battered her. The officers also determined the suspect was under the influence of alcohol. The suspect was arrested and booked at San Francisco County Jail for sexual battery, battery on a transit passenger and public intoxication.
A warrant check on a person detained for fare evasion by an officer revealed an outstanding no-bail arrest warrant out of San Francisco for narcotics possession. The person also had two arrest warrants out of Chico totaling $10,000 for violation of court orders. The subject was cited for fare evasion and placed under arrest for the warrants. A sergeant arrived at scene to approve the arrest and debrief the subject.
A station agent reported a person with a BART stay away order was in the station. A records check revealed the person had an active stay away order from the station, and several outstanding arrest warrants out of San Francisco totaling $7,000. The person was placed under arrest for violating the court order and the outstanding warrants. A sergeant approved the arrest.
Officers responded to the platform for a report of a battery on the train. Upon investigation, independent witnesses stated a man was grabbing, pulling, and physically restraining a woman while on the train. There were no injuries. The involved parties were in a dating relationship and the male, being deemed the aggressor, was placed under arrest for domestic battery. A sergeant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest and interview the suspect. Both the victim and the suspect gave statements denying any violence had occurred.
Officers responded to the station for a disturbance on a San Francisco bound train. Upon further investigation, it was determined the disturbance was caused by a man attempting to physically take a woman’s bicycle from her while they were on the train. When the train arrived at the station, the woman was able to wrestle the bicycle away from the suspect, off-board the train, and leave the scene. A witness assisted police with positively identifying the suspect and providing a written statement. A warrant check on the suspect revealed an outstanding $1500.00 arrest warrant out of BART for failure to appear in court. The suspect was placed under arrest for attempted robbery and the warrant. A sergeant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest. The suspect was given his Miranda rights, but refused to give a statement. Video hotline notified.
A male caller used the platform courtesy phone to call the station agent. The caller stated that he had a bomb and then hung up. The agent, as well as responding police officers and a TSA K9 checked the platform and station and found no suspicious or hazardous items. There was no disruption in service. TSOC notified.
Officers detained an adult male for fare evasion. They were unable to confirm the man's identity and discovered the man presented a counterfeit driver's license. The man was arrested and booked at San Francisco County Jail for providing false information to a peace officer, possession of a counterfeit license and fare evasion.
An on-duty employee in the BART Operations Center observing the station cameras saw a male acting erratically on the platform. The man was talking to himself and was standing on the yellow platform safety strip, with his back to the tracks, and his heels hanging over the edge of the platform. Trains were held out of the station as a precaution and officers detained the man without incident. The man had prior contacts for similar activities and the officers determined that his activity was likely to continue even after being issued a citation, so he was taken into custody and eventually booked at San Francisco County Jail for trespassing/interfering with railroad operations.
A warrant check on a person for unruly conduct by officers revealed an outstanding no-bail arrest warrant out of San Francisco for burglary, and another no-bail arrest warrant out of Fremont for narcotics. The subject was placed under arrest for the warrants. A sergeant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest and debrief the suspect.
A warrant check on a person detained for fare evasion by an officer revealed an outstanding no-bail felony arrest warrant out of Alameda County for threats, and another no-bail felony arrest warrant out of the California Department of Corrections for parole violation. The person was cited for fare evasion and placed under arrest for the warrants. A sergeant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest.
BART customers on a train reported that a man was threatening to "cut" other passengers. No weapons were seen. Officers responded and discovered that the suspect had off-boarded the train at Oakland West BART Station. Officers searched West Oakland BART Station and the surrounding area but did not locate the suspect.
An adult male victim had his iPhone 5 snatched from his hand by two juvenile suspects while on the Pittsburg train. The suspects fled to the street, with the victim in pursuit. The victim flagged down SFPD officers on Market Street, who detained the two suspects. The victim recovered his phone and refused to pursue a complaint. Responding officers detained the juvenile suspects, identified them and eventually released them to an adult relative.
A victim reported his black briefcase containing his $1,000 Think Pad laptop was stolen while he was on-board a San Francisco bound train. The victim said the briefcase was under his seat, and noticed it was missing when he off-boarded at the Embarcadero Station. There is no suspect information. Video hotline notified.
The on-duty station agent reported that the suspect was inside the station in violation of a stay away order. The stay away order prohibited the suspect from being inside the station and near the station agent. Officers contacted the suspect and confirmed the stay away order. The order was confirmed and the suspect was placed under arrest. The suspect was debriefed by the on-duty sergeant before being booked into the San Francisco Jail on the above listed charge.