BART PD officers assisted Richmond PD by completing a traffic accident report for a suspect vehicle that crashed at the station. There was minor property damage to fencing and traffic signage as a result of the crash. Richmond PD took a suspect into custody.
David Scheller (02/24/1961, Brentwood) was contacted for driving under the influence and fleeing from an accident. Scheller was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for the listed charges.
Benjamin Cohn (05/04/90, San Francisco) was contacted after being involved in a vehicle collision at the station. Cohn appeared to be under the influence and in possession of nitrous oxide chargers. Cohn was arrested and booked at Santa Rita Jail on the the above listed charges.
A red Dodge Dakota truck pursued by officers from the Vallejo Police Department and the California Highway Patrol smashed through the north and south gates of the Hayward yard’s access road adjacent to the storage tracks. The truck traveled along the access road and onto the nearby roadway where the pursuit continued. The suspect eventually fled on foot from the truck near Mission Blvd. and was not apprehended. Officers responded to the yard and assessed the damage. There were no injuries to BART personnel and only the fencing was damaged. BART maintenance crews are currently repairing the fence. An officer will be investigating the “hit and run” portion of the incident.
A witness reported that a vehicle struck a pole and several unattended parked motorcycles in the parking lot before the driver of the responsible vehicle fled the scene on foot without exchanging information with the property owners. Officers responded and located the vehicles and an investigation in ongoing regarding the identity of the driver.
A sergeant and officers responded to the track way area at 5th and Clay Streets regarding the report by a San Francisco bound train operator of a 2006 Toyota truck colliding into the #1 track way there; the train operator managed to safely stop the train short of the collision scene. Arriving officers located the male driver of the truck who, while not visibly injured, displayed the objective symptoms of alcohol intoxication. Train service was halted between the West Oakland and 19th Street Stations while the truck was removed from the track way, via tow truck, and as track inspections were performed of the affected track(s). The driver of the involved truck was subsequently placed under arrest on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. As a precaution, officers transported the driver to the hospital for medical clearance before booking him into the county jail. No injuries were reported. As a result of this incident, train service was delayed by approximately 1.5 hours.
A citizen reported that they had seen a suspicious vehicle enter the parking area, drive through a gate and stop in a closed portion of the lot. Officers responded and found a gray BMW 328 with a male driver inside the construction area. The vehicle had driven through the temporary fence around the site. The driver was found to be intoxicated and he was arrested for DUI and booked at the Martinez Detention Facility.
A detective driving an unmarked police vehicle eastbound on Highway 4 in the city of Antioch saw a white Toyota Tundra drive up the shoulder of the road and sideswipe a green Nissan Armada. The Toyota failed to stop and exited at Hillcrest Avenue. The detective, believing the driver may be inebriated, followed. The Toyota drive northbound in the southbound lanes of Hillcrest, and then entered Highway 4 westbound. Believing the driver to be a threat to the motoring public, the detective tried to conduct a traffic enforcement stop, but the driver of the Toyota failed to yield. The detective followed the Toyota, while broadcasting its location so that CHP units could stop the vehicle. As the Toyota passed the Pittsburg BART station, a BART officer in a marked police vehicle intercepted the Toyota and conducted a traffic stop near the Willow Pass off-ramp. The female driver was detained and admitted that she had consumed a large amount of alcohol. The driver claimed she was diabetic, although paramedics could not find anything wrong with her. The driver of the Nissan contacted CHP independently to report the hit & run collision. CHP officers responded and took over the investigation of the felony hit & run and DUI violations. The driver of the Toyota will be booked by CHP once she is medically cleared.
A construction worker reported that he was bumped by a moving vehicle and pushed into a pole while opening a temporary construction gate. The driver, who did not appear to intend to hit the male victim, stopped, but then drove away from the scene. The worker had no visible injuries, but complained of pain to his chest, so he was transported via ambulance for medical evaluation. Other workers were able to provide a vehicle description and a license plate, so officers are following up on the leads, but the victim declined to pursue a criminal complaint.
An officer on routine patrol of the Oakland Airport Connector saw a vehicle-pedestrian accident on San Leandro Street across from the station. Code 3 medical attention was requested and officers tended to the victim, secured the scene and provided traffic control until Oakland PD units could arrive to take over the investigation. The juvenile victim was transported by ambulance to Children's Hospital for treatment of potentially life-threatening head injuries.
An officer discovered a solo vehicle accident in the lower parking lot of the North Concord Station. The officer contacted the driver and discovered he was under the influence of alcohol. The male failed a field sobriety test and PAS test. The male was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated and was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility. In addition, an auto collision report was completed. A sergeant responded to approve the arrest.
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 BART Police car was involved in a collision with another vehicle in the intersection of Concord Blvd and East Street in the City of Concord. There were no injuries as a result of the crash. Both vehicles received moderate damage and were both towed from the scene. The Concord Police Department took the report.
Alameda County Sheriff’s deputies requested a BART officer respond to a business in the city of Dublin in order to investigate a hit-and-run collision, involving a pedestrian, which had occurred earlier at the station. The officer eventually made contact with the adult female victim at Valley Care Hospital where she was receiving medical attention for non-life threatening injuries (i.e., complaint of pain). The victim told the officer that at about 0915 hours, while walking on an access road in the east parking lot, a late model van struck and knocked her to the ground. The van, driven by a female, then fled from the area. The victim was assisted by patrons at the scene and managed to board a Dublin/Pleasanton train while en route to work in the city of Dublin. However, on arriving at work she called for medical assistance. The victim further described the responsible driver as wearing a yellow scarf around her neck, and the van as white with scuff marks. An area search for the van ended unsuccessfully. The officer requested station video.
An officer on patrol near Bay Fair Station saw a vehicle driving erratically on city streets. The vehicle had fresh collision damage and it appeared the driver was under the influence of an intoxicant. The officer attempted to stop the driver for investigation of DUI, but the driver failed to stop. The suspect drove to his nearby residence at about 10 mph and officers detained him in front of his home. The vehicle's airbags had deployed and there were open containers of alcohol inside. Record checks showed that the driver was on probation for DUI out of Alameda County and that his license was suspended. San Leandro PD responded, but ultimately declined to take over the investigation. The driver was arrested for DUI and was booked at Santa Rita Jail after being medically cleared. The location of the collision could not be established.
Officers responded to a report of a possible hit and run that occurred in the parking lot. Upon arrival, the officers discovered a person seemingly unconscious in a vehicle and medical personnel was summoned. Medical personnel arrived and transported the subject to Summit Hospital, where he later died. Upon further investigation, it was determined from witnesses the injured driver had suffered a possible seizure while in control of the vehicle and drove into a parked vehicle. The unattended parked vehicle suffered minor damage. Medical personnel stated the driver may have suffered a stroke or heart attack, and ruled out any indications of foul play.
An officer attempted to detain a male suspect for fare evasion. The suspect fled on foot and the officer gave chase. The officer deployed his Taser and the suspect finally complied to the extent that he stopped running and lay down. The officer elected to wait for a cover officer before attempting to take the suspect into custody. While responding to the call for assistance, another officer was involved in a traffic collision with minor injuries on I-680 at Highway 242. Pittsburg PD was able to dispatch a cover unit and the suspect at Pittsburg Station was taken into custody. A small amount of suspected marijuana was found on the suspect's person incident to arrest. Record checks showed that the suspect had an outstanding $5,000 arrest warrant for theft, held by the South San Francisco PD. However, SSFPD was unable to confirm the warrant. The suspect at Pittsburg was cited for fare evasion and possession of marijuana and booked at the Martinez Detention Facility for resisting arrest.
A cab driver reported that a man had backed his black Chrysler sedan into a pole in the taxi zone. The investigating officer arrested the suspect for driving under the influence and booked him into Santa Rita Jail
An adult female driver crashed her vehicle into a bus on the access road of the station. She then put her car in reverse and backed into a BART patrol car, which was being driven by an officer on the access road behind her. No one was injured as a result of the crashes, but the driver was determined to be too intoxicated for field sobriety tests. During the investigation, she passed out and medical had to be called. She was eventually transported via ambulance to the hospital, where she is being treated for intoxication and other medical issues. The officer is conducting a DUI investigation and will most likely be requesting a 5170 W&I evaluation and seeking charges through the District Attorney's Office. The sergeant is conducting the collision investigation.
Dispatch received reports of an auto vs. pedestrian accident at the San Leandro Station, with major injuries. It is reported that a driver ran over 2-3 people and one person may have sustained life threatening injuries. The accident began in the south BART lot and extended into San Leandro's jurisdiction. BART Officers, CHP, and San Leandro units responded to the accident scene. ID techs, Detectives, and the departments PIO also responded to the scene. Driver of the vehicle was transported to Hayward Kaiser, and the victim was transported to Eden Hospital. Case is under investigation at this time. 1207-0296 L12.
A patron reported being struck by a vehicle (possibly a yellow cab) while crossing the street between the parking structure and station agent’s booth. The vehicle did not stop and fled the scene. The subject did not complain of pain, but was transported to Kaiser Hospital in Richmond as a precaution. Detectives were notified and the investigation is on-going at this time.
An officer was contacted regarding a minor, non-injury traffic collision which occurred at the station. The apparent responsible party hit a parked vehicle with his vehicle. A record check was conducted on the responsible party and he had an outstanding arrest warrant for DUI ($18K) out of ACSO; and was subsequently arrested and booked on the arrest warrant.
A person reported a vehicle had collided with a tree on the Elgin Street bus zone access road and was on fire. The fire department arrived and extinguished the overturned vehicle. Cab drivers reported seeing two young males inside the vehicle going in the bus zone at approximately 45 mph, and then exit the vehicle toward the mall after the collision. The vehicle was a white 4 door 1998 Mitsubishi Galant with no license plates. The vehicle was traced via VIN to a salvaged vehicle with no owner information. Officers were unable to locate the outstanding suspects. 1202-3421 L12.
There was a two vehicle crash in the rear parking lot at the station and both drivers began arguing. Officers responded and were told that as vehicle #2 was driving down the roadway in the lot it was struck by vehicle #1 which was cutting across parking spaces. The driver of vehicle #2 had a 3 year old child in the car that was evaluated at the scene by paramedics and determined not to be injured. The driver of vehicle #2 said that he was having trouble breathing and was transported to San Leandro Hospital for evaluation. The driver and passenger in vehicle #1 were not injured.
A BART Detective Sergeant was called in to interview in-custody suspects at Powell St. Station. While he was driving to work he was rear ended by a suspected intoxicated driver. Traffic had slowed in the area of the exit when the Sergeant’s vehicle was struck from behind. The suspect vehicle glanced off a vehicle before striking a BART District vehicle and then the suspect vehicle hit three additional vehicles. The BART District vehicle was damaged to the point it could not be driven and was towed to the Oakland Shops. The Detective Sgt. detained the suspect driver at the scene and CHP took over the investigation. Preliminary tests indicated the suspect was intoxicated over the legal limit.