While attempting to detain a resistant female suspect for reportedly battering patrons aboard a train, officers used physical force to place her in handcuffs. The officers soon determined the suspect was in need of psychiatric help, and she was subsequently placed on a psychiatric hold at a local hospital. A sergeant responded to perform the use of force investigation. No patrons came forward wishing to pursue a complaint(s) against the suspect, and no one was injured during the incident.
A male suspect detained by officers for reportedly causing a disturbance at the station agent’s booth was found to be a danger to himself and others due to a mental health issue. However, as the officers prepared to transport the suspect to a psychiatric facility, he physically resisted. The officers then used physical force to control the suspect. A sergeant responded to perform the use of force investigation before the suspect was transported to the psychiatric facility for further evaluation. The officers and the suspect were not injured.
A female juvenile called from the platform to report that she and her three juvenile companions intended to jump in front of a train. Trains were held out while officers responded. The juveniles all made statements that they intended to harm themselves. All four were listed as runaways, or missing persons. All four juveniles were transported by ambulance to different hospitals for evaluation/treatment.
Patrons reported that a male suspect had gone onto track #2 and walked toward Civic Center Station. Trains were held out as a precaution while officers searched the tracks. Officers located the man in the tunnel and detained him. The man claimed that he had been with another man, so a further search was conducted, but no one else was located. Officers determined that the man required psychological evaluation and he was transported to SF General Hospital. Trains were delayed about 29 minutes as a result of this incident.
The station agent reported that a male had barricaded himself inside the station restroom, and was refusing to exit. The man, who was a chronic transient known to the agent to carry knives, claimed that people were trying to kill him. Officers arrived and attempted to get the man to exit of his own free will, but he refused. Officers attempted to unlock the door from the outside, but the man forced the lock closed. Ultimately, Berkeley Fire Department personnel were able to remove the ventilation screen from the bottom of the door, and the man surrendered without further incident. The man was transported to Alta Bates Hospital for psychological evaluation/treatment.
An officer heard a female yelling for help on the platform. Officers responded and learned that a male suspect had deliberately struck two females with bags he was carrying. The suspect was located on the train that was holding, and the victims placed him under citizen's arrest. Record checks showed that the man had two outstanding arrest warrants for narcotics offenses, totaling $40,000 bail, held by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. The man was arrested for battery and for his warrants. However, the man made statements that required he be psychologically evaluated. He was transported by ambulance to John George Pavilion for evaluation and treatment, and will be booked when medically cleared.
A patron reported that as he stepped on the train, he saw a male with severe injuries to his wrists. He held the train doors open and stood by until officers arrived and contacted the victim. Medical aid arrived and the victim admitted that he had cut himself. A razor blade was recovered from the train. The scene was photographed and the train was released and taken out of service at 1304 hours. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment and placed on a psychiatric hold.
A male told the station agent that he felt suicidal. Officers responded and determined that the man did not meet the requirements for psychological detention. However, record checks showed that the man had a no-bail arrest warrant for grand theft, held by Richmond PD and a $10,000 arrest warrant for probation violation, held by the Napa County Sheriff's Office. The man was arrested on his warrants and was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility.
An officer saw a male who had climbed on top of the roof of the bus shelter above the main entrance to the station. The man was armed with a 6' metal pole that he was waving around and banging on the roof. He also threw several bottles into the bus zone. The man refused to come down. Medical attention was staged and fire personnel placed a ladder against the bus shelter, while officers tried to engage the man in conversation. After almost two hours, a sergeant was able to convince the man to voluntarily climb down to the ground, and the man was detained for psychological evaluation. He was transported to County Hospital for treatment. There were no injuries and no impact on service, as the station was closed fur Sunday service.
Multiple witnesses reported that a male attempted to climb the exterior of the station from the bus zone, and that the man had fallen from near platform level. Paramedics and officers responded. The man told officers he simply wanted to see if he could scale the building. He suffered a shattered left ankle in the fall. The man was transported to Eden Medical Center for treatment. Based on his behavior, he was detained for psychiatric evaluation at the hospital.
A sergeant attempted to detain a male suspect for fare evasion. The male resisted the detention, but was finally subdued by responding BART and SFPD officers. A search incident to arrest revealed that the man had an improvised dirk in his possession. The suspect was transported to SF General Hospital for psychiatric evaluation, with a criminal hold for resisting arrest, battery on an officer and possession of a dirk/dagger. One officer suffered facial injuries during the struggle, and was treated at the scene.
Officers were at the station when they observed a female in the station causing a disturbance. The female at, without warning, flailed her hands and struck the officer. The officers took the female subject into custody, and she was deemed to be a danger to herself and others and was taken to be evaluated psychologically. Sergeant Rafanan responded to conduct a use of force investigation.
A female passenger reported that she was passing a male on the stairs when the male slapped her in the neck. The suspect fled the station, but was taken detained nearby by responding officers. The victim identified him as the responsible and placed him under citizen's arrest. She also asked for medical attention for a complaint of pain. The suspect was determined to be in need of psychiatric evaluation, so he was issued a prohibition order before being transported to the hospital for evaluation (with a criminal hold for battery on a transit passenger). Once he has been evaluated, he will be booked for the battery charge.
Officers contacted a male suspect who was behaving erratically in the station. They determined that the man needed psychiatric treatment. Once paramedics were at the station, they attempted to detain the man, but he resisted and ultimately had to be subdued by means of a Taser activation. The man was transported to County Hospital for psychological evaluation and treatment.
An officer located an adult male acting erratic along the east access road of the station, adjacent to the police office. A short time later, the male jumped onto the front hood of a patrol car before being safely restrained by the officer; there was no use of force. Paramedics eventually arrived and transported the male to the county hospital where he was placed on a psychiatric hold as he was deemed unable to care for himself due to a mental health condition. The officer and the male were not injured during the incident, but the patrol car sustained minor damage to its front hood.
A train operator reported seeing a male on the ground adjacent to the track way, just south of the station. Officers arrived, boarded the train, which was a few cars outside of the station, and located the male in the tunnel. The male was inaccessible to the officers as he was off of the walkway in a small alcove. The officers tried to convince him to board the train, but he claimed to have a broken leg. Officers and medical personnel tried for an extended period of time to both negotiate with him and then to try and use physical force to remove him, but because of his positioning, he was able to brace himself under some railing. Once enough personnel was present, a back board and straps were used to get him off of the track way and on to the train, where he had to be physically restrained. He was transported to the hospital for psychiatric evaluation. The suspect complained of scrapes and bruises, but no one else was injured as a result of the incident. The entire incident resulted in train delays of over one hour. Trains were allowed to single track through the station on the opposite track way during the incident. TSOC was notified of the event (Case #TSA-10-29964-16).
Officers responded to the station for a report of two males involved in a fight. Upon arrival, the officers contacted one of the involved in front of the station agent's booth. The subject became combative resulting in the officers having to use physical force to handcuff the male. The subject was subsequently identified as a known regular in the system. He was evaluated and found to be a danger to himself and others. He was transported to the hospital on a psychiatric hold. The other involved male left the area prior to the officers arrival. The sergeant responded to conduct the use of force investigation.
A witness reported that a male patron was making threats to the station agent, after becoming enraged that there were no more northbound trains for the night. The suspect was described as a white male 20-30 years old, wearing a camouflage fishing hat. A witness reported that the suspect was holding a knife, out of the agent's view, when making the threats. Officers located the man at a gas station across the street and the agent made a positive identification. The man was arrested for making criminal threats, but officers determined that he was in need of psychiatric care. He was transported by ambulance to San Leandro Hospital for evaluation, with a criminal hold.
Patrons reported that a black male was jumping on and off track #2. Power was dropped on the track as a precaution. The suspect was described as a black male, 25 years old, wearing a black shirt, black pants and carrying a black backpack. The suspect boarded a northbound train that was holding at the station. Officers contacted the man and detained him without incident. Witnesses reported that the man appeared to be trying to jump in front of the arriving northbound train. No witnesses came forward for the trespassing violation. The man, who refused to identify himself, was transported by ambulance to John George Pavilion for psychiatric evaluation and treatment.
A female patron saw a cell phone unattended and being charged in the station. She picked it up, intending to turn it in to the station agent. A male then approached her and slapped her, while yelling that she should keep her hands off other people's property. Officers responded and arrested the man for battery. The man made suicidal threats at Glenn Dyer Jail. He was cited for battery and was transported by ambulance to John George Hospital for psychological evaluation. He was issued a prohibition order.
An officer on patrol observed a suspect who was in the station and yelling that he was going to kill other people. The officer detained the suspect and determined that he was in need of psychiatric treatment. The suspect was also wanted on a $10,000 warrant for making threats to police officers and resisting arrest. The suspect was transported to hospital for clearance prior to booking.
The station agent reported that a male was in the station acting erratically, after the last train had passed through. The man climbed on top of the agent's break room and appeared to be trying to harm himself. The agent sought refuge on the platform until officers arrived. Power was dropped as a precaution. Officers were able to coax the man down and determined that he was in need of psychiatric care. The man was transported to County Hospital for evaluation and treatment. There were no injuries and no delay in service.
Officers safely detained a male subject who minutes earlier had jumped onto the #2 track way. The officers determined the male was suffering from mental health issues and a danger to himself, so 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.
A sergeant and officers responded to the station regarding a male experiencing a mental health crisis. San Leandro Police officers responded as well, and reported seeing the male on the (aerial) trackway above Williams Street. Through the use of a San Leandro Fire Firefighters’ ladder, officers were able to safely detain the male on the trackway. Paramedics then transported the male to the county’s mental health facility as he was deemed unable to care for himself due to mental health issues. Train service was not affected as the last revenue train had traveled through the area prior to the incident.
Officers responded to the station regarding a combative female who, according to the reporting party, was in need of medical/psychiatric attention. On their arrival, officers determined the female was experiencing mental health issues - and a danger to herself – so paramedics responded in order to transport her to a psychiatric/medical facility. The female, however, physically resisted paramedic and officers’ efforts to place her in the ambulance unit. Officers then used force to control and secure the female in the unit, and she was transported by paramedics to the county’s psychiatric facility for further evaluation. None of the involved parties were injured. A sergeant responded to perform the use of force investigation.