A detective driving an unmarked police vehicle eastbound on Highway 4 in the city of Antioch saw a white Toyota Tundra drive up the shoulder of the road and sideswipe a green Nissan Armada. The Toyota failed to stop and exited at Hillcrest Avenue. The detective, believing the driver may be inebriated, followed. The Toyota drive northbound in the southbound lanes of Hillcrest, and then entered Highway 4 westbound. Believing the driver to be a threat to the motoring public, the detective tried to conduct a traffic enforcement stop, but the driver of the Toyota failed to yield. The detective followed the Toyota, while broadcasting its location so that CHP units could stop the vehicle. As the Toyota passed the Pittsburg BART station, a BART officer in a marked police vehicle intercepted the Toyota and conducted a traffic stop near the Willow Pass off-ramp. The female driver was detained and admitted that she had consumed a large amount of alcohol. The driver claimed she was diabetic, although paramedics could not find anything wrong with her. The driver of the Nissan contacted CHP independently to report the hit & run collision. CHP officers responded and took over the investigation of the felony hit & run and DUI violations. The driver of the Toyota will be booked by CHP once she is medically cleared.
An officer made contact with the victim who reported being stunned with a taser, while aboard an A/C Transit bus, by a (Black) female-juvenile suspect after the two argued. Alameda County Sheriff’s deputies responded and took over the incident/investigation, which occurred in their jurisdiction. Paramedics responded, but the victim declined medical attention. The suspect, who was not readily located, is further described as: 16-17 years of age; 5’ tall; 130 lbs.; wearing brown colored clothing.
While on patrol, an officer heard 7-8 gunshots coming from the nearby housing area at 70th Ave. and Lyon Way, Oakland. A short time later, the officer was flagged-down by witnesses who relayed that the (5) suspects, described as Black males wearing gray and red colored hoodies, were fleeing on 70th Ave. - towards International Blvd. A short time later, Oakland Police Officers safely detained two of the suspects. No shooting victims were reported, and it appears the suspects only fired into the air.
An anonymous patron reported a male suspect possibly engaged in a lewd act near the station on a pedestrian path. An officer located the male in a vehicle in the area. A female was also located nearby and determined to be with the male. During the contact, the female allowed the officer to retrieve her identification from the car. While getting her purse, the officer saw a handgun on the floor, near the driver. The driver was taken into custody for possession of the firearm and for having ammunition in close proximity to the handgun. The female was identified and released. The male was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for the weapons violations.
AC Transit requested assistance with a suspect who refused to off-board from one of their coaches. Officers responded and located the man on board the bus. Record checks revealed that the suspect had an outstanding $10,000 arrest warrant for battery, held by Oakland PD. The man was arrested and booked at the Martinez Detention Facility.
San Bruno FD requested that our station be closed due to a possible natural gas leak coming from the shopping mall next door to the station. Trains were run through without stopping and the station was closed for about 15 minutes while SBFD and PG&E officials investigated. The station was reopened after about 15 minutes.
An officer responded to the station regarding Alameda County Sheriff’s deputies pursuing a male suspect wanted for two outstanding domestic violence warrants. The suspect managed to momentarily elude capture and fled toward a nearby housing complex. The BART officer assisted in the search for the suspect, and eventually located him. The officer drew his duty weapon, ordered the suspect to surrender and assisted in placing him in handcuffs. Alameda County Sherriff’s deputies then took custody of the suspect. A sergeant performed the use of force investigation.
The station agent reported that a female with no shirt on was in the station acting erratically. The woman pulled the fire alarm and then apparently returned to street level while officers responded to the call. Before the officers arrived, the agent reported that SFPD officers had chased the woman back into the station and that the woman had jumped from the concourse to the platform level of the station, suffering significant injuries. The woman was transported by ambulance to SF General Hospital, where she was later pronounced deceased. Officer learned that the woman had been creating a disturbance on city streets and had vandalized a nearby business, which led to SFPD officers searching the area for her. Trains were run through the station while the woman was treated and the officers conducted their investigation. The station was not reopened for revenue service. The deceased had no identification and the coroner is still attempting to identify her. Due to the officer involved fatality, SFPD is conducting their own investigation of the incident. There is no indication of foul play. TSOC notified.
Oakland PD requested that our officers check the station for a suspect in an attempted stabbing. Officers located a man matching the suspect description and detained him, locating a knife on his person. The victim came forward and identified the man as the person who tried to rob him at knife point on city streets. The suspect was turned over to OPD for further investigation.
Officers detained two males entering the station in connection with a battery that occurred on Powell Street several blocks from the station. It was determined that the two were married and that a domestic battery had occurred. SFPD was unable to respond due to Super Bowl events in the City. The aggressor was arrested for domestic battery and was booked at SF County Jail. The victim was uncooperative and refused domestic violence resources and an EPO.
While off-duty and driving on west bound Highway 4, a BART officer witnessed the occupant of a vehicle traveling in the same direction fire a handgun at another vehicle. The suspect vehicle then exited the highway at the Port Chicago Highway exit and collided with another vehicle at the end of the off-ramp. A short time later, the officer arrived at the collision scene, identified himself as a police officer, and held one of the occupants of the suspect vehicle at gunpoint until Concord Police and California Patrol officers arrived. The occupants of the suspect vehicle were then taken into custody. A BART sergeant responded to perform the use of force investigation. The Highway patrol handled the shooting investigation, but no shooting victims were readily located.
While at the corner of E. 12th St. and 33rd Ave., adjacent to the station, officers were flagged-down by the victim of a strong-arm robbery which had just occurred. The officers chased after, and eventually detained, one of the two suspects at the corner of International Blvd. and 33rd Ave. The victim, who was not injured, described how she was confronted by the suspects and then punched in the chest shortly before the suspects took her cell phone and fled. Oakland Police officers took custody of the suspect and completed the robbery investigation. A BART Police sergeant responded to perform a use of force investigation.
Officers detained a male suspect who was reportedly removing security sensors from new articles of clothing while aboard a Daly City bound train. During the detention, and after further investigation, officers discovered the clothing had been recently stolen from a San Leandro sporting goods store. The suspect was also found to be on active court probation, which included a stay away order from all BART properties. The officers then placed the suspect under arrest for violating the stay away order, probation violation, burglary and possession of stolen property. Prior to being booked into the county jail, however, the suspect made suicidal statements and was transported to the county’s mental health pavilion for further evaluation. Once cleared from the pavilion, he will be booked.
A retired BART Police Officer reported losing their retiree police badge and identification card while a passenger aboard an Uber vehicle from the San Jose Airport to the Westin Hotel, Millbrae, between 0030 and 0115 hours. An officer contacted the retiree and completed a report. The badge and identification card were entered into the Automated Property System, police agencies were notified via teletype, and TSOC was notified as well.
Officers were flagged down by the victim of a battery, which had just occurred. The victim reported that while near the mid-way point of the pedestrian bridge that connects the station to the sports complex, he approached the suspect, with whom he is familiar, and asked for repayment of a debt. The suspect, however, punched the victim about the head - partially causing him to fall down a nearby stairway. The officers detained the suspect nearby, and then placed him under arrest for battery as the victim wanted to pursue a complaint against him. As a result of being battered, and partially falling down the stairway, the victim sustained minor injuries to his hands and head so paramedics treated and released him at the scene. A sergeant responded and approved the arrest before the suspect was booked into the county jail for battery.
BART employees reported that BART vehicle 1444 was burglarized while it was parked in front of 1211 Embarcadero Ave, Oakland. The time frame for the burglary was 0915-1015 hours and it was via driver’s side window smashed. The reported loss included personal items along with work bags, a BART FOB key, and a TWIC card. The vehicle was processed for fingerprints and the proper notifications (Oakland Vent/TSOC) were made by the Security Manager Lieutenant.
Officers detained a male suspect for fare evasion. During the detention officers learned of two outstanding battery/theft related arrest warrants for the suspect, and placed him under arrest. A short time later, an officer assigned to the dispatch center noted that the suspect appeared to match the description of an earlier reported armed robbery suspect from San Francisco Police jurisdiction who was last seen fleeing toward the downtown area. San Francisco Police officers then responded to the station and took custody of the suspect, who was positively identified as the robbery suspect. 1512-4131 (SFPD incident #50905) L10
Richmond PD advised that they had an active shooter suspect from their City, armed with a weapon in his waistband, possibly en-route to the station. Several BART PD officers checked the Del Norte, Richmond and El Cerrito Plaza stations for the possible suspect, who was described as a Black male, 25 years, wearing a black jacket with grey sweatpants. A train that had gone through the Del Norte Station prior to the officer's arrival was searched at the El Cerrito Plaza Station with negative results. The various station searches for the suspect were negative. Richmond PD did not have any further details regarding the active shooter.
A victim reported that their white Honda Accord and wallet were taken at gunpoint in the area of 7th Street and Mandela Parkway. The victim walked to the station to make the report. Officers assisted with an area check, but could not locate the victim vehicle. The investigation was turned over to Oakland PD.
Officers responded to the station’s platform level regarding the report of mall security chasing a female suspect who had earlier stolen property from a store and who then brandished a knife at security officers as they attempted to detain her. The BART officers managed to safely detain the suspect until San Francisco Police officers arrived to handle the entire case.
Officers responded to the station regarding a victim’s report of a male suspect having brandished a knife while in the Fruitvale Village area, and then fleeing to the station’s Richmond platform. The officers safely detained the suspect, who was found to be in possession of a “box cutter" knife, and turned him over to the custody of Oakland Police officers as the incident occurred in their jurisdiction. As a result of the incident, train service was delayed by approximately 11 minutes.
San Mateo PD detectives requested assistance in locating a murder suspect believed to be attempting to escape by using BART. San Mateo detectives tracked the suspect's cell phone and BART officers swept trains looking for the suspect at Rockridge and El Cerrito Plaza Stations, with negative results. Sometime later, the phone was located again at Walnut Creek Station. Officers again responded and searched the station and parking structure, with negative results. The phone pinged in the area south of the station. Walnut Creek PD and other agencies, with the assistance of aircraft, continued to search the city for the suspect.
San Mateo PD called the ISRC and requested for trains to be searched for a murder suspect they were looking for. San Mateo PD further advised that one of their officers was pinging the suspects cell phone and that it indicated that the ping was coming from the Colma Station. An earlier ping showed that the suspect may have been at the SFO Station. A simultaneous search was conducted of multiple trains holding at the Daly City and Colma Stations by BART and allied agencies. The officers were unable to locate the suspect in question. Trains were held so that the officers could await cover and search them.
An officer on routine patrol of the Oakland Airport Connector saw a vehicle-pedestrian accident on San Leandro Street across from the station. Code 3 medical attention was requested and officers tended to the victim, secured the scene and provided traffic control until Oakland PD units could arrive to take over the investigation. The juvenile victim was transported by ambulance to Children's Hospital for treatment of potentially life-threatening head injuries.