The Walnut Creek Police Officers requested, and were provided with, the assistance of BART Police canines as a high school in their city received a written bomb threat from an unknown source. BART canines searched the school over the course of nearly 1.5 hours, but did not locate any suspicious devices. Walnut Creek Police then continued with their criminal investigation related to the threat.
BART and Berkeley officers responded to the Berkeley Station to search for robbery suspects. Trains were held out while the platform was searched. Two males were detained on the platform and one resisted arrest resulting in a use of force by a BART officer. A sergeant responded to conduct a use of force investigation. The male continued to resist and was placed in a WRAP. Berkeley PD is handling the case. Trains were delayed 13 minutes.
A male who was creating a disturbance inside the Westfield Mall entered the station and was encountered by officers on patrol The man was combative and had to be placed in a WRAP device to prevent him from injuring himself. The man was placed on an emergency psychiatric detention and was transported to San Francisco General Hospital for evaluation and treatment.
An officer was flagged down on a shooting that had just occurred on the N/B 880 freeway, just south of the 5th Avenue off-ramp. A male victim had been fired at by a suspect in another vehicle which fled the scene. The officer rendered aid to the victim until medical aid arrived. The case was turned over to the CHP for further investigation.
Officers detained a male suspect for reportedly slapping his former girlfriend while the two were in a vehicle at the corner of 69th Avenue and San Leandro Street, Oakland. Oakland Police officers eventually arrived at the station and took custody of the suspect.
A citizen reported several people fighting in the parking lot off 35th Avenue. Officers responded and detained two females. Officers determined that the two were involved in a dating relationship. Oakland PD was unable to respond in a timely manner, so the primary aggressor was arrested for domestic violence and was booked at Santa Rita Jail. The victim refused an EPO and domestic violence resources.
Two callers reported an altercation taking place in the parking lot near Cutting and San Pablo. Officers responded and detained two females. Officers determined that the two were involved in a dating relationship and that domestic battery had occurred while the couple were driving their car on the 580 freeway. CHP officers responded to take over the investigation and ultimately arrested the primary aggressor for domestic violence.
Officers were called to an intoxicated female who had fallen in the bus zone. The female was transported by ambulance to the hospital for treatment. While at the hospital, the female reported that she had been sexually assaulted the night before, but did not remember where the assault had occurred. She was sure the crime was not committed on BART property, but she could not say in which jurisdiction it occurred. Officers responded to the hospital and began the preliminary investigation. The Investigations Unit will conduct the follow up investigation.
The driver of a black 1990’s Jeep Grand Cherokee experienced a medical emergency while traveling on westbound Interstate 580, which in turn caused the vehicle to collide with the center median above the station. After striking the median, the vehicle fell through an opening between the east and west bound lanes of the interstate and landed in the station’s bus zone. No pedestrians and/or patrons were injured, but the vehicle’s driver and a passenger were seriously injured. BART Police and Highway Patrol officers responded, as did medical personnel. Paramedics eventually transported the injured to a nearby hospital, and Highway patrol officers took over the investigation as the collision originated in their jurisdiction. With the exception of interstate fencing and related debris landing in the bus zone, there was no damage to BART property and train service was not interrupted.
A victim contacted BART officers advising that a male suspect just tried to rob her of her purse. The officers searched the area and located and detained a possible suspect in the plaza area. The Oakland Police Department responded and took over the investigation.
While on patrol, an officer heard several shots fired in the 3800 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard, in the vicinity of several Oakland PD vehicles. It was determined that an Oakland PD officer had been involved in a shooting in front of a residence. BART officers, along with Emeryville PD and Alameda County Sheriff's Office personnel, assisted Oakland PD by providing traffic control while Oakland PD secured the crime scene and cleared several residences.
A patron reported that their blue 1996 Nissan Altima had been stolen from the station between 1700-1730 hours. An officer responded and determined that the vehicle had actually been parked on city streets. The officer took the report as a courtesy.
Fremont PD reported that they were looking for a suspect who stole a vehicle, was placed under psychiatric detention, and then escaped. An initial check of the station yielded negative results. While on patrol, a BART officer saw a subject in the free area of the station who matched the description provided by Fremont PD and detained him. Fremont PD arrived, confirmed it was the suspect they were looking for, and assumed custody.
An officer was at the station when he responded to a call of a female screaming for help in the passenger pick up zone. The officer located a female subject covered in blood. Hayward PD was advised and they responded as well. Hayward PD arrived and the BART officer assisted in placing the female subject in handcuffs. BART PD received information that the female subject may have been involved in a homicide that occurred in the city of Hayward. The case was turned over to Hayward PD. A BART sergeant was on scene to supervise and the video recovery team was also notified. BART Officers also assisted with securing the scene at the station.
A female victim reported that as she and her boyfriend/suspect were seated in a vehicle and arguing, he suddenly punched her in the stomach. The suspect then took a set of keys and the victim’s cell, both of which were resting on the vehicle’s dashboard, as the victim fled from the vehicle and made her way to the BART station. A sergeant and officers responded. While the victim was being interviewed, the suspect was located and detained near the station by one of the officers. The victim positively identified the suspect as the responsible and he was placed under arrest for domestic violence and petty theft. As the crimes were determined to have occurred in Richmond Police jurisdiction, they were notified of the arrest but were unable to provide an estimated response/arrival time. So, the sergeant approved the arrest and the entire case was handled by BART Police as a courtesy to Richmond Police. The suspect was then booked into the county jail for domestic violence and petty theft. The victim was not injured.
San Francisco Police Officers contacted BART Officers and advised they had tracked a murder suspect from their city to BART. Subsequently, trains were held at four different stations in Oakland and San Leandro. Finally, at about 2214 hours, San Francisco Officers arrested the suspect at the corner of Davis St., near station’s north parking lot without incident. BART Police officers were not directly involved in the arrest, but assisted the San Francisco officers with a uniform presence after the arrest. As a result of this incident, train holds totaled approximately 30-40 minutes in train delays.
Officers and a sergeant responded to a report of a fire just outside of the yard, in a known homeless encampment area. The Fire department responded and had to cut a portion of the BART fence to reach the fire. Medical was summoned for a subject who was asleep in the area and affected by the smoke. Amtrak was advised as the fire was affecting their track way. It is unknown how the fire started but there appears to be no evidence of foul play. Information regarding the incident will be forwarded to Richmond PD and Amtrak.
Concord PD reported that they were investigating a burglary that occurred just across from the station. It was reported that the suspect was now at the station. An officer was at the station, located the suspect, and took him in custody. A wants check revealed that the suspect had a no bail warrant issued from Antioch PD for attempted murder. The suspect was transferred to the custody of Concord PD.
A male suspect contacted officers and reported that he had set his house on fire in the city of Richmond. Richmond FD confirmed that they were fighting a house fire at the address the suspect provided. Fire department investigators responded to interview the suspect and he was ultimately turned over to the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office to be booked for arson.
SFPD reported that there was a theft suspect armed with a hammer who entered the BART station from the street level. Officers searched the station and located the possible suspect as he was holding the hammer. The officers confronted the suspect and he complied without incident. The suspect was turned over to SFPD officers for their investigation. A sergeant responded to conduct a use of force investigation.
Officers responded to the station regarding a suspect who was chased to the station by Safeway employees after having stolen an iPad at the store. The officers then detained the subject at the station without incident. Pittsburg Police Officers arrived a shortly after the suspect’s detention and took over the incident as it originated in their jurisdiction.
Officers performed an area search for a female subject who was reportedly suicidal and whose stated intent was to jump in front of a BART train. Trains entering/leaving the station were alerted and used caution while traveling through the station. The officers were finally able to locate the subject at the corner of 71st Ave. and Hawley St., and detained her in handcuffs as she attempted to walk away from the detention scene. Oakland Police Officers responded as well as the incident originated in their jurisdiction. At the request of the Oakland officers, BART officers attempted to place the subject in a patrol car, but she physically resisted the effort by bracing her feet against the top portion of the passenger door frame. The officers then used a reasonable amount of force to place her in the patrol car. A sergeant responded to the scene and performed the use of force investigation. The subject was then transported to the psychiatric pavilion for further evaluation. One of the BART officers sustained a minor injury during the use of force, but did not require immediate medical attention.
BART Police Officers assisted the Piedmont Police Department at a DUI check point in the city of Piedmont. The operation is part of the Alameda County “Avoid the 21" DUI enforcement campaign. During the operation, BART Police Officers arrested one subject for driving while under the influence.
Officers on routine patrol heard multiple gunshots coming from the neighborhood adjacent to the parking lot. They responded and located the scene of an apparent drive-by shooting at 71st and Hawley Streets. Officers checked the station for suspects and victims, but found none. They assisted Oakland PD with establishing a crime scene and traffic control until sufficient OPD units were on scene. The investigation was turned over to OPD. There was no impact on BART service.
An officer was flagged down by witnesses who saw occupants shooting from a moving vehicle at 71st and Snell Avenue. The officer located the suspected vehicle, a short pursuit ensued, and approximately three suspects exited from the vehicle near 46th and Coliseum Way. Another officer detained one of the suspects a short time later, and a perimeter was set up with Oakland Police and Alameda County Sheriff to locate the outstanding suspects. Oakland Police confirmed there was a fatality as a result of the shooting. The search was called off at 2010 hours with negative results and the case was turned over to Oakland Police. Video retrieval was requested and train service was not affected.