A male attempted to commit suicide by climbing down onto the trackway at the Civic Center Station. A station agent talked the male off the tracks. Officers responded to the station and found the male waiting at the station agent's booth. The male said he was attempting to "get the voices out of his head". He was placed on an emergency psychiatric detention and was transported to San Francisco General Hospital for treatment.
The station agent called to report a female sitting just outside the station, using some sort of blade to cut her wrists. Officers and medical responded to the area and made contact with a juvenile female, who had fresh superficial cuts to her wrists. She was also found to be in possession of a box cutter. The female was transported by ambulance to be treated and placed on a psychiatric hold.
A male subject entered the station and told the station agent that he intended to grab the 3rd rail before going to the platform. Power was dropped and trains were held out of the station while officers responded. The man was seen on camera going down to track #1 and standing between the running rails. Officers were able to convince the subject to return to the platform and he was detained without incident. The man was transported to Alta Bates Hospital for emergency psychiatric evaluation. Trains were delayed about 10 minutes as a result of this incident.
Officers responded to a report of a person disturbing and challenging other patrons. Upon detention, the subject became belligerent and threw a radio at one officer. The subject was taken into custody after a brief struggle for battery to an officer and resisting arrest. One officer suffered a minor injury to the foot, and was treated and released at the scene. The subject was deemed a danger to others and was transported to John George Psychiatric Facility for an evaluation prior to being booked. A sergeant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest and conduct the use of force report. The subject was also issued a 30 day BART prohibition order.
While on patrol, officers contacted a subject at the station for panhandling. Upon detention, the subject began to run and was taken into custody for resisting arrest and battery on an officer after a brief physical struggle. The suspect was also placed under arrest for having a valid court order prohibiting him from BART property. The suspect was determined to be mentally ill, complained of chest pains, and was transported to San Francisco General Hospital prior to being booked. All three officer suffered minor injuries due to struggling with the suspect on the escalator, and one officer went to the hospital for an injured hand. A lieutenant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest and conduct the use of force investigation. The suspect was also issued a 30 day BART prohibition order.
Officers were detailed to the station on the report of a subject walking on the #2 track way, toward the 19th Street station. Eventually the subject was detained by officers at the 19th Street station and found to be in need of a psychological evaluation. Paramedics then transported the subject to the county’s psychological pavilion. Officers performed track way inspections of both the #1 and #2 track ways, between the 12th and 19th Street stations, and found nothing unusual.
A patron reported a subject intoxicated and harassing others while on a San Francisco bound train. A sergeant responded and intercepted the train at the Lake Merritt Station. The sergeant contacted the subject on the train. During the detention, the suspect attempted to walk off the train and away from the sergeant. The sergeant used force to stop the suspect and he was eventually handcuffed when cover units arrived. The subject later stated that he wanted to hurt himself and others so he was transported via ambulance to the John George Hospital. A lieutenant responded to conduct a use of force investigation.
A station agent notified two officers that there was a male on the platform who was yelling at patrons. The officers observed the male on the closed circuit video monitor and he appeared to be yelling and going up to patrons. As the officers made contact with the male, he continued to yell at patrons on the train. As the officers tried to conduct a pat search, the male resisted their attempts and eventually was able to push one of the officers off of him and attempted to leave the area. One of the officers was able to activate his Taser, but the suspect continued to resist. The suspect was eventually handcuffed and taken to John George Pavilion for psychiatric evaluation. Once released, he will be booked for resisting arrest and battery on an officer and will be issued a prohibition order. One of the officers had pain to his wrist after the incident, but did not immediately seek medical attention.
Officers responded to a report of a person acting suspicious on a train. The man reportedly was looking around and reaching into his waistband as if to possess a weapon. Upon arrival, the subject was located on the platform and began acting erratically. The subject was determined to be a danger to himself. While near the agent’s booth, the subject refused to be taken to a hospital, became belligerent toward the officers, and was taken into custody after a struggle which included the activation of a TASER. There were no injuries, no weapon was located, and Sergeant K. Smith arrived at the scene to approve the arrest and conduct the use of force investigation. The subject was transported by medical personnel to Kaiser Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.
An officer responded to a report of a person riding a skateboard on a Fremont bound train. Upon detention, the subject became belligerent and had to be taken into custody after a struggle in which several Hayward Police officers assisted in placing him in a body restraint. There were no injuries, although the subject bit a BART sergeant on the knee during the struggle. The suspect was placed under arrest for resisting arrest and battery on an officer, and was also issued a 30 day BART prohibition order. The suspect was taken to John George Facility by paramedics for a psychiatric evaluation prior to being booked. A lieutenant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest and conduct the use of force investigation.
Officers were contacted by a witness reporting a subject who was engaged in the fraudulent use of a credit card while at the station. Based upon the witness’ information and field identification, the officers attempted to detain the subject near the Hallidie Plaza exit. The subject, however, physically resisted the officers’ efforts. Finally, with the assistance of a sergeant, the subject was taken into custody for resisting arrest. A search of the subject, incident to arrest, turned up one bank card with a name different than the subject’s. Based upon the subject’s actions when first contacted by officers, it was determined he was a danger to himself and in need of a psychiatric evaluation. So, he was transported to a local hospital for the evaluation, in addition to being placed on a police hold for resisting arrest. The investigation in regards to the bank card is on-going. No injuries were sustained by police personnel or the subject.
Officers were detailed to the station regarding a subject underneath an East Bay bound train at the station. Police, fire and paramedics responded to the scene and located the female subject underneath one of the lead train - cars. The subject was responsive and was eventually extricated by rescue personnel. Paramedics transported the subject to a local hospital for further medical attention. Based upon witness statements, no foul play is suspected. Aside from receiving medical attention, the subject was placed on a psychiatric hold as well.
A maintenance crew reported seeing a person sitting on the 3rd rail at MP 1.6. Officers responded and located a female on the tracks just off the end of the station platform. She was taken into custody safely and returned to the platform at about 0211 hours. Officers determined that the female met the requirements for emergency psychiatric detention and she was transported to the hospital for evaluation and treatment. The system was closed, so there was no delay in service as a result of this incident.
Several witnesses reported a man yelling and vomiting inside a train car. The male continued to act irrational, causing the train operator to off board patrons. The man said he had just lost his son and was distraught. An officer arrived at the scene, and had to activate his TASER in order to subdue the person. A sergeant responded to the scene to approve the arrest and conduct the use of force investigation. The subject was taken by medical personnel to Highland Hospital prior to being transported to John George Psychiatric Hospital for an evaluation. The train was held for 37 minutes.
An officer responded to the station on a report of an adult male transient, described as a Black male in his 20s, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and jeans, who was possibly starting a fire in the bus zone. Upon arrival, the officer located the suspect in the bus zone as he was attempting to light a newspaper. The officer determined the suspect was in need of a psychiatric evaluation. The officer conducted a records check of the suspect which revealed two no bail warrants held by the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office. The first warrant was for auto theft and the second for possession of dangerous drugs. The suspect was transported to a local area hospital for treatment, and later booked into the Redwood City Jail on the warrants. 1401-1753 L17.
A male suspect forced his way into the train operator's cab of a Richmond bound train and refused to leave. The train operator was not injured. Power was dropped and BART and Union City officers responded. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. It appeared that the suspect was under the influence of controlled substances and was having some type of psychotic episode. There was no damage to the train and no injuries to anyone. The suspect was transported to the hospital for evaluation. When medically cleared, he will be booked for trespassing on railroad property and for parole violation. NCRIC and TSOC notified. There was an approximate 25 minute delay in service on the A2 line.
Officers were detailed to the station regarding a subject inside the station during non-business hours, creating a disturbance, and removing his clothes. San Francisco officers responded as well. Together, BART and San Francisco officers attempted to detain the subject, but he physically resisted and a struggle ensued. The officers were finally able to restrain the subject in handcuffs, but he continued to physically resist - so San Francisco officers used a hobble restraint on the subject’s ankles. Paramedics, who had earlier staged nearby, arrived and the subject was strapped to a gurney. Paramedics also sedated the subject as, based upon his behavior, it was believed he was under the influence of a stimulate drug. A sergeant responded to perform the use of force investigation, and the subject was subsequently transported to the hospital for medical attention and a psychiatric evaluation. No injuries were sustained by police personnel or the subject during the struggle.
A citizen reported seeing a subject near the taxi zone who appeared to have pointed a shotgun at a residence nearby. Officers and sergeants responded and located the subject in the parking lot. The officers took the suspect into custody without incident and located some type of automobile part that appeared to look like some type of firearm at a distance. The suspect had an extensive history with the BART police involving incidents where he would display toy guns. The suspect was deemed a danger to himself and was taken to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.
A female reported that she was hearing voices, was feeling suicidal, and wanted to jump in front of a train. Responding officers contacted the woman and determined that she met the requirements for a 5150 W&I detention. The woman was transported by ambulance to Mills Hospital in Burlingame. About two hours later, the hospital notified the department that the woman was reporting that she was raped sometime today at Daly City Station. Officers responded to the hospital and interviewed the woman. During the interview, the woman changed her story and stated that the rape actually took place in the city of Daly City. The investigation was turned over to Daly City PD. Daly City PD notified the department at about 2220 hours that the woman changed her story again and was adamantly insisting that the rape occurred at Daly City Station. A BART Police detective was notified to respond. The victim was transported to San Mateo County Hospital for a sexual assault examination. The investigation is ongoing.
A male subject used the white courtesy phone on the platform to call the station agent and request the police, because he believed that people were following him. The man then jumped onto track #2. The man refused to leave the tracks and he sat down to smoke a cigarette. Power was dropped and trains were held out while officers responded. Officers were able to talk the man back onto the platform and he was taken into custody without incident and detained for emergency psychiatric evaluation. Trains were delayed about 14 minutes as a result of this incident. After the subject was sedated at the hospital, a small amount of suspected methamphetamine was found in the subject's mouth. Record checks also revealed that the subject had an outstanding no-bail arrest warrant for parole violation, held by Contra Costa County. Hospital staff concluded that the subject's behavior was the result of drug use, rather than a psychiatric condition. A criminal hold was placed with the hospital and once the subject is cleared, he will be booked at the Martinez Detention Facility for his warrant, possession of narcotics and trespassing on railroad property.
Officers were detailed to the station on the report of a female subject attempting to sell BART tickets and tampering with the ticket machines. On their arrival, the officers detained the subject and performed a warrants check. The check revealed the subject was wanted on an outstanding misdemeanor $20K theft warrant issued by the San Francisco Police Department. The subject was placed under arrest for the warrant, but soon thereafter was determined to be suicidal. Officers transported the subject to the hospital in order for her to receive psychiatric treatment – with a police hold for the warrant. Upon her release from the hospital, the subject will be booked for the warrant. A sergeant responded to the initial arrest scene. There was no evidence to substantiate the initial crime(s) / call for service.
An officer was detailed to the station in order to search for, and perform a welfare check upon, a female who was earlier reported as crying aboard a Dublin bound train while also stating she had been raped. During the search of the station, the officer located a female passed - out in the (paid) concourse area. The female was awakened, stood upright, but then staggered toward the station agent’s booth. Based upon the objective symptoms of alcohol intoxication the subject exhibited, the officer determined the subject was unable to care for her own safety and proceeded to place her under arrest. The subject, however, physically resisted the officer and a struggle ensued. Subsequently, the officer was able to take the subject into custody by using force and a sergeant responded to the scene. While in custody, the subject claimed to have been raped by an unknown person, but when asked by officers to provide further information regarding the claim she refused. She did state, however, that she was pregnant. Based upon her level of intoxication, coupled with her pregnancy claim, the subject was transported to Highland Hospital for medical treatment. While there, the subject made suicidal statements and was placed on a psychiatric hold as well. Hospital staff advised that a trained rape advocate would attempt to obtain further information from the subject once she is psychologically cleared. In the meantime, provided no further information regarding the rape claim is obtained, a police hold has been placed on the subject for public intoxication and resisting arrest. The officer and the subject were not injured during the struggle, and the sergeant performed the use of force investigation.
Officers were detailed to the station in order to perform a welfare check on a male subject who was described as urinating and lodging in a stairway. On their arrival, the officers made contact with the subject and determined that, due to potential narcotics use and a psychiatric issue, he was gravely disabled. However, as the officers attempted to escort the subject to the concourse level and await the arrival of paramedics, the subject suddenly punched one of the officers and a struggle ensued. During the struggle, the officers were unable to control the resistive subject, and he was Tasered. The subject, however, continued to physically resist and was Tasered a second time. Shortly thereafter, the officers managed to take him into custody. A sergeant responded in order to approve the arrest, debrief the suspect and perform the use of force investigation. The battered officer sustained a minor injury, but did not require medical attention. The subject, on the other hand, was transported to Highland Hospital for medical clearance due to being Tasered. Upon being medically cleared, the subject will be transported to John George Psychiatric Pavilion to receive psychiatric treatment while on a police hold. After receiving psychiatric clearance, he will be booked for battery on a peace officer; he was also issued a prohibition order.
Officers were clearing the station at the end of revenue when they encountered a subject who refused to leave the station. Upon contacting the subject, the officers determined he was a danger to himself and in need of a psychiatric evaluation. As the officers were talking to him he became severely agitated and verbally abusive towards the officers while taking a fighting posture. The subject had to be physically restrained by the officers, and a short struggle ensued before he was safely restrained in handcuffs. A sergeant responded to perform the use of force investigation. An ambulance then transported the subject to the county hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. No injuries were sustained by police personnel or the subject.
A train operator reported to BART Central that there was a male walking on the trackway between 12th Street Station and West Oakland Station. Trains were held out of the area and power was taken down. Responding officers located the male on the trackway and tried to make contact with him. The male ran onto the elevated trackway and headed toward the West Oakland Station. The male reached the station, but rather than entering the platform, he positioned himself on the edge of the trackway and threatened to jump to the ground below. Officers engaged him in conversation and after almost one hour, they were able to coax him away from the edge, where they grabbed onto him and were able to take him into custody without injury to either the male or the officers. The male was transported by ambulance for psychiatric evaluation. The incident caused a delay of approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. TSOC was notified.