An officer responded to a report that a man was setting fire to a phone book at an empty pay telephone station near the primary booth in the paid area. Upon arrival, the officer detained a person who was witnessed at the pay phone by a station agent while it was on fire. The subject was placed under arrest for arson. Upon further observation officers determined, based on his erratic behavior, the suspect was a danger to himself and others. The suspect was transported by paramedics to John George for psychiatric evaluation prior to being booked. A sergeant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest. Video hotline notified.
A sergeant and officers responded to a report of a woman who may have been cutting herself aboard a train. Pittsburg/Bay Point train #363 was held for 7 minutes while police located the woman and off-boarded her. The woman had a cut on her wrist and was determined to be in need of a psychiatric evaluation. The woman was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.
A patron reported that a subject was in possession of a firearm on the platform level of the Coliseum Station. The suspect was reportedly in a wheel chair. Officers and sergeants intercepted the train at the Lake Merritt Station and detained a subject who matched the suspect description. The officers located a replica firearm that was in the suspect’s possession. The reporting patron responded to the station and positively identified the suspect as the subject but declined to press any charges. The suspect in the wheelchair alleged that he got involved in a verbal altercation with the reporting party after the reporting party smelled marijuana he had in his possession and stated that he wanted it. A warrants check was conducted on the reporting party and he was found to have an outstanding no bail warrant for his arrest for domestic battery issued from the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. The reporting party was arrested and soon after stated that he was having an anxiety attack. The reporting party was transported to the Highland hospital for treatment and evaluation and will be booked for his warrant into the Santa Rita Jail once he is medically cleared. The subject with the replica firearm made statements that he wanted to hurt himself so he was placed under psychiatric detention and transported via ambulance to the John George Mental Health Facility. The subject additionally had marijuana and a marijuana card on his person. A sergeant debriefed the suspect and approved the arrest. Neither party wished to pursue any charges against each other. TSOC was notified.
A warrant check on a person detained for panhandling revealed an outstanding $500,000 arrest warrant out of Livermore for burglary. The suspect, identified as Ralph Rodrigues was reprimanded for panhandling and placed under arrest on the warrant. Prior to booking, the suspect felt suicidal and had to be taken by medical personnel to John George Psychiatric Facility for evaluation.
A male subject was seen walking on the trackway from the Powell Street Station in the direction of the Civic Center Station on track #2. A search of the trackway by the responding officers yielded the subject on the walkway of the tunnel. He was placed under arrest and the brought safely back on to the platform. A records checked revealed that he had an outstanding warrant out of SFPD for graffiti in the amount of $15, 000. While in custody he was determined to be a danger to himself, and also possibly under the influence of alcohol. He was transported to the hospital on a psychiatric detention and will be booked into the jail once he is cleared for the outstanding warrant and for interfering with railroad operations. TSOC and NCRIC were notified. There was an 8 minute delay to train service as a result.
Officers were dispatched to a report of a possible 5150W&I who had been leaning against a train at the Embarcadero Station, causing the train to be held for his safety. The male eventually walked away from the train and it was able to be released. The male then boarded a Fremont bound train. Officers intercepted the train at Lake Merritt Station and located a male matching the description. The male exhibited signs of being under the influence of narcotics and was paranoid and uncooperative. He was handcuffed, but continued to struggle with officers and had to be physically restrained until medical aid could respond. He was eventually transported for treatment on a psychiatric hold.
Officers responded to the platform to intercept a train for a report of a woman who was seen brandishing a handgun and making threats to patrons. Upon arrival, the woman was positively identified by victims and a replica firearm was recovered from her person. During detention, the woman began hyperventilating and told officers she wanted to kill herself. Medical personnel transported the woman to San Francisco General Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. The woman, who was placed under arrest for brandishing a weapon and making threats, will be transported to San Francisco Jail after her release from the hospital. The woman was issued a District prohibition order for brandishing a weapon and making threats. A sergeant responded to the scene to approve the arrest. Video hotline notified.
A train operator reported a male on the roof over the platform at MacArthur Station. Officers responded and tried to talk the male into getting off of the roof. The two trackways directly below him were closed to train traffic. The male, who was a danger to himself, eventually jumped off of the roof, onto a train, which was at the platform. Officers attempted to detain the male, but he was able to jump off of the train and climbed the fence onto the freeway. After a few minutes, the male climbed back over the fence, onto the trackway and eventually climbed onto another train near the station. Officers attempted to convince the male to come down from the train, but he refused. An officer was able to grab onto the male and held him as he slid off of the train. Officers on the ground were then able to physically detain him despite his efforts to resist. Trains were then released to normal operations at 0715 hours. The male was transported to a local hospital for evaluation and then will be transported to a psychiatric facility. Once cleared, he will be booked for an outstanding CDC warrant. The incident, which resulted in a major system wide delay, was reported to TSOC.
A male citizen reported via cell phone that he was at the station and that his family was in danger. The man claimed to have a 9mm handgun in the door pocket of his silver Audi and said he did not want any police vehicles near his. The man appeared to be mentally ill and he became irate and uncooperative when dispatchers asked him questions about his identity. BART police officers, along with several Millbrae PD and San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department officers, responded to the area. The officers cleared the station, but did not locate the caller. Information was received that the man had driven to the Bank of America on Broadway, a short distance from the station. The subject entered the bank on foot with his weapon. Millbrae officers, with the assistance of two BART police officers, established a perimeter around the bank and the employees left the business. The man was talked into coming out of the bank and was taken into custody by Millbrae officers without incident. The subject was placed on a 5150 W&I hold by Millbrae PD.
Train service was interrupted for 17 minutes because a man had entered the trackway at the north end of the station. BART police officers responded to search for the suspect. San Francisco police located the suspect and transported him from the scene for a psychiatric evaluation. TSOC was notified.
A sergeant and officers responded to a report of a woman beneath Pittsburg/Bay Point train #381 at the station. San Francisco Fire Dept. (SFFD) Rescue #2 arrived at 2158 hrs. The first BART police officer arrived on scene at 2205 hrs. The sergeant and the other officers arrived at 2209 hrs. The 52-year-old female was removed from the track way by SFFD at 2209 hrs. It was determined that she had been lying between the running rails and the train had passed over her. She did not appear to be physically injured. The woman told the sergeant and an officer that she had jumped in front of the train. The train operator was interviewed and said that the woman had jumped in front of her train. Police personnel placed the woman under a 72-hour hold for a psychiatric evaluation. The woman was transported to San Francisco General Hospital to be examined for any possible physical injury, and for the psychiatric evaluation. At 2234 hrs., train service was restored and the station was re-opened. The TSOC was notified. 1304- 3326 L23
A patron reported, via a transferred 911 telephone call, that a man had walked off the north end of the 16th & Mission platform into the tunnel leading to Civic Center station. The suspect was last seen on the catwalk adjacent to the M1 tracks. A sergeant and four officers responded. Power to the tracks was dropped. Officers proceeded to search the tunnel on foot because one officer was advised that the suspect appeared to have been trying to touch the electrified-third rail. Officers located the subject lying down in the tunnel next to a cross-passage door, adjacent to the M1 track. The area was searched and nothing suspicious was found. The man was taken aboard a train and transported to Civic Center station. The subject could not carry on a coherent conversation, or explain why he was in the tunnel. He was determined to be in need of a psychological evaluation and was transported to San Francisco General Hospital. Train service was delayed for 36 minutes. The TSOC was notified.
Officers observed an adult male subject in the plaza area of the station cleaning a crack pipe. The officers arrested the subject and a search incident to arrest revealed him to be in possession of suspected narcotics. Subsequent to his arrest the subject complained of shortness of breath and was transported to the hospital for evaluation. While at the hospital, the evaluating doctor determined the subject met the criteria for a 72 hour psychiatric detention. The subject will be booked when released.
A female patron that was on the platform reported to the station agent that she saw a male subject jump down on to the trackway of the station. An initial search of the trackway by the officers yielded negative results for the male. The ISRC then received a CHP transfer from a passing motorist who saw a male on the trackway walking towards the Rockridge Station. The train operator of a San Francisco bound train that was leaving the Rockridge Station spotted the subject walking on the tracks. The train operator was able to convince the subject to board the train. The subject boarded the train which stopped at the MacArthur Station where officers were waiting. The officers determined the subject was a danger to himself. The subject told officers that people were chasing him. He was transported to John George on a psychiatric detention. TSOC and NCRIC were notified. There was a 15 minute delay to train service as a result.
An adult female was reported to be causing a disturbance at the agent's booth of the Walnut Creek BART station. She was reported to be yelling and threw a can at the agent's booth. Subject was contacted by officers who determined she met the criteria for a psychological hold per section 515o W&I. Subject was combative with officers and had to be physically restrained. Subject was turned over to paramedics for transport.
The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department called to give us the description of a suicidal subject who may have already cut himself. They said that his cellphone was pinged in the area of our Pittsburg Station. Officers checked the station with negative results. A short time later, they called back to say that his phone appeared to be on a train approaching Walnut Creek Station. A sergeant and officers were dispatched to check the train. A sergeant located the subject (with bandages on his arms) and he refused to off-board the train. Walnut Creek PD officers arrived to assist in taking the subject into custody, but the subject resisted the detention. The subject was eventually detained and transported by ambulance for psychiatric evaluation. The train was held for approximately 18 minutes as a result.
A patron called to report a scuffle between two adult males on a train approaching Fremont Station. Both parties off boarded the train at the station. The victim went to the agent's booth to report that he had fallen asleep and awoke with the suspect leaning over him, pushing him. The victim was not injured. The suspect exited the station and was contacted by Fremont PD officers in the area. The victim identified the suspect as the person who had been pushing him and wanted to place him under citizen's arrest for battery. Officers determined that the suspect was a danger to others and in need of psychiatric evaluation. The suspect was placed on a 5150 W&I hold and transported to John George Pavilion for evaluation. He will be booked for the battery after being treated.
A male called requesting to be taken to a mental institution. When officers arrived, they determined that the man did not qualify for emergency psychiatric evaluation, but that he did have a probation condition requiring that he stay away from all BART property. The man was arrested for violation of a court order and booked at Martinez Jail.
BART Central received a distress call from the station agent who felt unsafe in his booth as an adult male, acting erratically, had entered the booth and closed its door. Police dispatchers, via security cameras, were able to observe the male and the station agent in the booth as officers responded to the station. Immediately upon seeing the first arriving officer, the male stepped out of the booth and momentarily entered the women’s restroom. Upon stepping out of the restroom, the male was detained by the officers, who determined he was a danger to himself and others due to a mental illness. Paramedics then transported the male to the local psychiatric hospital for further evaluation. The station agent was not battered, injured, nor threatened by the subject during the incident.
An officer on routine patrol of the platform observed a female fall onto the tracks in the path of an incoming Pittsburg train. The train stopped before striking the female. Witnesses on the platform reported the woman jumped in front of the train. Power was dropped and the woman was removed from the tracks by Oakland FD and paramedics. The woman was transported to Highland Hospital with pain to her head from the fall. Based on witness statements, an emergency psychiatric detention was placed on the woman. Trains were delayed approximately 16 minutes on platform #3 as a result of this incident.
Train operators reported seeing a male walking along the trackway, just south of MacArthur Station. Trains were held and power taken down while officers tried to gain access and contact the male. The male was eventually contacted and escorted out of the wayside area. The incident took about 45 minutes and resulted in a delay of 15-20 minutes for 9 trains. The male was determined to be in need of psychological evaluation and was transported for treatment. TSOC was notified.
A man was observed trying to start fights on the platform via video camera by BART Central. The man then jumped onto the track way and attempted to grab the third rail. Patrons jumped onto the platform and pulled the man back onto the platform. Trains were held for approximately five minutes until officers arrived at the scene and detained the man. The person was taken to John George Mental Facility for a psychiatric evaluation. TSOC notified.
An officer located an adult male who had apparently jumped from the third level of the parking structure. The male made statements to the officer and medics regarding his intent to harm himself. He was transported via ambulance to San Francisco General Hospital for treatment. A detective responded to conduct the investigation. At this time, the extent of injuries is unknown.
The train operator of a Fremont bound train spotted the subject walking along the walkway in the bore heading towards the Powell Street Station. The train operator was able to convince the subject to board the train. The subject boarded the train which stopped at the Powell Street Station where officers were waiting. The officers determined the subject was a danger to himself. The subject told officers he walked into the bore from the platform at the Civic Center Station. He was transported to SF General on a psychiatric detention. TSOC and NCRIC notified.
A male was located on an out of service train by a BART officer. Subject was off boarded and the officer determined that he was within the BART system without a ticket. A records/ warrant check showed the male had a $20,000 warrant for violation of a court order issued by Alameda County Sheriff's Department. The male was placed under arrest on the warrant and cited for the fare evasion. While in custody, the male told the officer that he was going to kill himself. An emergency psychiatric detention was placed on the male and when released, he will be booked at the Martinez Jail on the warrant. A sergeant responded and approved the arrest and psychiatric detention.