A male (Michael SAWYER, 53, Castro Valley) tampered with the sprinkler head in the station restroom, causing the sprinkler to activate. Responding officers contacted Sawyer, who behaved erratically and resisted being detained. Sawyer was taken into custody after a struggle. One officer was injured. Sawyer was transported to Washington Hospital for psychological evaluation, with a criminal hold for tampering with fire equipment, vandalism, resisting arrest, failure to register as a sex offender, parole violation, and possession narcotics paraphernalia.
An adult male suspect approached an off-duty San Francisco police officer, and threatened to batter him several times, on the platform at the San Francisco Airport Station. The victim used pepper spray to subdue the suspect. It was determined the suspect was in need of a psychological evaluation. The suspect, who was issued a Prohibition Order, was transported to a local hospital. He was later booked the Redwood City Jail for assault on a peace officer, resisting arrest and criminal threats.
Officers, medical and fire personnel responded to the station regarding reports of a male underneath a train on the #2 trackway. Shortly after their arrival, firefighters were able to extract the male from the trackway and he was then transported to a local hospital. The scene/trackway was processed for evidence, video was requested and a canvass for witnesses was performed. At this point, based upon information gathered by police, the male appears to suffer from mental health issues and will be placed on a psychiatric hold once medically cleared. Train service was delayed about one hour and forty-five minutes as a result of this incident.
Officers safely detained a male subject who had jumped onto the track way at Powell Street and walked to the Civic Center Station. The officers determined the male was suffering from mental health issues and was a danger to himself, he was transported to a local hospital where he was placed on a 72-hour psychiatric hold. Train service was delayed for a minimal amount of time, and no one was injured.
Witnesses reported that a male suspect had struck a female passenger without provocation, on a Daly City bound train. Other passengers detained the man until officers arrived. The man was found to be on probation for battery. He was arrested for battery on a transit passenger and probation violation. He was issued a prohibition order and was transported to John George Pavilion for psychiatric evaluation, with a criminal hold. The victim was not injured.
The station agent reported that a male suspect was acting erratically in the station. When an officer contacted the man to check his welfare, he became combative and had to be subdued with a Taser. The man was found to have an outstanding $25,000 arrest warrant for resisting arrest, held by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office. The man was transported to the hospital for medical clearance, and then to John George Pavilion for psychiatric evaluation, with a criminal hold. There were no injuries.
A sergeant contacted an adult female for fare evasion. The female resisted the detention and fought with the sergeant. During the struggle, the suspect bit the sergeant. She was eventually taken into custody. She was found to have a valid stay away order to stay away from all BART stations. She was issued a prohibition order and placed on a psychiatric evaluation hold with a criminal hold for resisting arrest, battery on an officer and violation of the court order. She will be booked on those charges once she has been cleared for booking.
Patrons on board the Pittsburg train reported that a black male was cutting his legs with a box cutter. Officers responded and located the man, who was in possession of two knives. The man was detained for psychiatric evaluation after a brief struggle. The man was transported by ambulance to John George Pavilion for evaluation and treatment.
Witnesses reported that a male entered track #2 and walked toward 24th Street. Officers responded and located the man inside the tunnel on the track #1 side. The man was detained and ultimately transported to St. Luke's Hospital for psychiatric evaluation. Trains were delayed about 22 minutes as a result of this incident.
An adult male made suicidal statements before jumping onto the track way at the station. A sergeant and officers responded and train service was halted. The subject was eventually detained and transported to a local hospital for further psychiatric evaluation. Due to this incident, train service on the San Francisco line was interrupted for approximately fifteen (15) minutes.
A male suspect told the station agent that he intended to jump in front of a train. The man then went to the platform and jumped onto track #1. Power was dropped and trains halted while officers responded. The man walked into the tunnel toward Civic Center Station. Officers were able to locate the man in the tunnel, and got him to walk to the Civic Center platform. The man was detained for psychological evaluation and was transported to St. Francis Hospital.
The on-duty station agent called in to report a male subject who had jumped into trackway two. The male subject walked into the Richmond Yard and boarded an out-of-service train. The out-of-service train was brought back into the station platform where the subject off boarded. The subject eventually exited the station where he was contacted by an officer. The subject became confrontational and the officer used de-escalation techniques to keep the subject under control while other officers were responding to assist. The subject was found to meet the criteria for an emergency psychiatric evaluation. The subject was transported to the hospital for evaluation. TSOC notified.
Officers responded to the Walnut Creek Station for a report of a male threatening to jump from the second story platform. The station was closed and trains were held. BART PD and outside agency negotiators and mental health personnel responded assist. After a four hour delay, the male cooperated and climbed down off the platform. He was placed on an emergency psychiatric hold. The station was reopened and train service was restored.
A male subject was reportedly breaking fire extinguishers and using fire hoses within the parking structure at the Richmond station parking structure. The subject was also reportedly throwing metal objects at vehicles. The subject was observed via CCTV spraying a fire hose and smashing a lighting fixture in the parking structure. Officers contacted the subject who was determined to meet the criteria for an emergency psychiatric hold pursuant to 5150 W&I. Three victim vehicles were located with windows smashed out and several damaged fire extinguishers. As the value of the damage was over $400, a criminal hold was placed on the subject and he will be booked once he is cleared from the hospital as he also sustained some lacerations on his arms.
Officers intercepted a train at the Del Norte Station for a report of a male creating a disturbance on the train. Officers attempted to detain the male but he struggled with them. Force was used to place the suspect into handcuffs and leg restraints was also used. The male was placed on an emergency psychiatric detention and a lieutenant responded for the use of force investigation.
Patrons reported that a male suspect was walking around on the platform and acting erratically. Officers contacted the man near the fare gates to check on his welfare. The man was uncooperative and combative. Officers were able to detain the man after a prolonged struggle. They determined that the man was in need of psychiatric care and he was transported to John George Hospital for treatment.
A female was seen walking on the transfer tracks east of the platform. She exited to Hacienda Drive by using an emergency exit. She returned about an hour later, and was seen touching the electric third rail. An officer attempted to detain her, but she again fled to Hacienda Drive. The officer managed to detain the woman on the on-ramp leading to I-580. Officers determined that the woman was in need of psychiatric care and she was transported to John George Pavilion for treatment.
Patrons on board the Oakland Airport Connector reported that a male suspect in a wheelchair was causing a disturbance on the train. Officers intercepted the train at Coliseum Station and contacted the man. The suspect refused to cooperate and had to be forcibly detained. Officers determined that the man required psychiatric evaluation and he was transported to John George Pavilion by ambulance.
A train operator reported that a male suspect pushed him and threatened to kill him while at the Fremont Station. The suspect boarded a train, but was located at the South Hayward Station. The victim, who was not injured, responded to that location and identified him before placing him under citizen's arrest. The suspect was medically cleared, but deemed to be in need of psychiatric evaluation, so he was transported to John George Pavilion for a psychiatric evaluation with a criminal hold for the listed charges. He was also issued a prohibition order.
Officers and firefighters responded to the station regarding reports of a female underneath a train on the #1 trackway. Shortly after their arrival, firefighters were able to extract the female from the trackway; and she was then transported to a local hospital. Two sergeants and community service officers responded to the station. The scene/trackway was processed for evidence, video was requested and a canvass for witnesses was performed. At this point, based upon information gathered by police, the female appears to suffer from mental health issues and will be placed on a psychiatric hold once medically cleared. Train service was delayed by more than one hour as a result of this incident.
A station agent called to report a male entering the trackway on the platform #2 side at the north end of the station. The central supervisor also reported receiving an alarm notification of a person entering the trackway and saw a shirtless male entering the trackway on the #2 side. The station agent also reported that the male was in possession of a hammer. Trains were held out and officers responded to the platform. They spotted the male after he had crossed over to the #1 trackway and were able to convince him to drop the hammer and come back onto the platform. Once on the platform, the male resisted being detained and was "tased" and physically restrained. Medical aid arrived and he was placed on a psychiatric evaluation hold after it was determined that he was a danger to himself. A lieutenant responded to conduct the use of force investigation. Three officers reported receiving minor injuries as a result of the struggle. TSOC was notified (Case #TSA-02-03181-17).
The station agent reported that a female was acting erratically and yelling at other patrons. She then took off all of her clothing and continued screaming at people. Officers arrived and were able to detain the woman without incident. She was ultimately transported to John George Pavilion for evaluation and treatment.
An officer attempted to detain an uncooperative female subject who, at the time, was believed to be an escapee from a psychiatric facility. The subject resisted the officer’s efforts, and the officer used physical force to restrain her in handcuffs. The subject was then placed on a renewed psychiatric hold. A sergeant responded to perform the use of force investigation. No injuries were sustained by the officer or the subject.
Officers responded to the 19th Street station in regards to a dispatched call from an anonymous patron stating a male was being threatened by a female holding and waving a knife. Responding officers located the victim, and suspect on platform 1/3. The parties were engaged in an argument and the suspect was holding a 3.5 inch knife in her hand in the open position with the blade exposed. Officers took the suspect into custody at gunpoint and recovered the knife. Subsequently The suspect was issued a citation for 417(a)(1)P.C., given a prohibition order and taken to John George for psychiatric treatment. An officer took the report and a sergeant responded to conduct a use of force investigation.
A female reported that she had been the victim of a sexual assault inside the station restroom. A possible suspect was detained a short distance away from the station. The on-call detective responded to coordinate the investigation. The investigation ultimately determined that the report of a sexual assault was in error. The victim was uncooperative and was ultimately determined to be in need of psychological evaluation/treatment. The male was released without charge, and the female was transported to John George Pavilion for psychiatric treatment.