Officers responded to a report of a man on the Fremont platform brandishing a gun. The officers searched the station with the assistance of Oakland police personnel. No one with a gun was located. When ISRC/police dispatch tried to re-contact the reporting party, it was determined that the call-back number was not a valid number. Trains were delayed for approximately 12 minutes as a result of this incident.
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.
Train operators reported seeing a male walking on the tracks near mile post 16.2. The man was described as a Hispanic male, wearing a gray shirt and black shorts. Responding officers searched for the man, but were unable to locate him. At approximately 1514 hours, the man returned to the same area and again went onto the BART tracks. Responding officers were able to locate the man and requested that power be turned off, as the man was crossing over the electric 3rd rail. The man fled on foot and officers engaged in a lengthy foot pursuit until they apprehended the man in front of a business at Mission Boulevard and Sorenson. The man claimed he was attempting to elude people who were chasing him and didn't want to be arrested. Trains were delayed approximately 23 minutes during this incident. The man was arrested for trespassing on railroad property and resisting arrest. He was booked at Hayward Jail.
A train operator reported seeing a male subject lying on the “cat walk” of the M-2 track way/tunnel, just west of the platform. Trains were delayed for approximately two (2) minutes as officers detained the subject without incident. The subject, who is homeless, claimed he was merely looking for overnight shelter. A wants/warrants check of the subject revealed several infraction warrants, but he was clear otherwise. Subsequently, the subject was issued a citation for trespassing on transit property and referred to the City’s Homeless Outreach Team.
Officers were dispatched to a report of a 56 year old male who had fallen on the platform, striking his head. The male was breathing, but his breathing was labored. Medical aid responded and started CPR as the male was transported to a nearby hospital. At the hospital, the male was declared deceased. It appears that the death was a result of a medical issue, which caused him to fall, and not as a result of the fall itself. No witnesses remained at the station to be interviewed. Station video is being requested. Because the victim was so close to the edge of the platform, trains were held out while paramedics attended to him (approx 15 minute train delay).
A suspect was reported acting erratically on platform #2. The suspect, described as a black male adult, wearing no shirt and camouflage pants, was likely the same person reported acting strangely earlier in San Francisco. The suspect was seen on ISRC cameras jumping onto track #2 and power was dropped to that platform. The male returned to the platform and threw an orange cone onto the tracks. He then attacked a male patron standing on the platform and they exchanged blows. Responding officers were able to arrest the suspect after a brief struggle. The suspect was booked at Glenn Dyer Jail for public intoxication, battery on a transit patron and trespassing on railroad property. There was approximately a 9 minute delay in service on track #2 as a result of this incident.
The train operator of a Daly City bound train reported seeing a person walking on the catwalk inside the tunnel on the #1 track, between Powell and Civic Center Stations. Officers located a female suspect inside the tunnel and detained her. The female apparently wandered into the tunnel to get away from the crowded platform. The female was issued a citation and released.
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.
The station agent reported a male and female in a dispute over the custody of their 4 year old child. The couple went to the platform with the child. Trains ran through the station as a precaution. Berkeley and BART PD officers responded and detained both parents. The investigation determined that the father had legal custody of the child and that no domestic violence had occurred today. However, record checks showed that the father had an outstanding $10,000 arrest warrant, held by Alameda PD for domestic violence. The father was arrested on his warrant and booked at Glenn Dyer Jail. The child was turned over to the child's grandmother. The train delay was approximately 11 minutes.
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 adult male was shot by an unknown assailant while in the station bus zone. The victim died at the scene. A female also suffered a non-life threatening injury. She was treated at the hospital and later released. The suspects fled into the surrounding neighborhood. San Leandro PD and Alameda County SO units responded to assist our officers. One possible suspect was detained by ACSO units near the station. This juvenile suspect was positively identified by witnesses and was later booked at Alameda County Juvenile Hall. Two additional suspects are being sought. The investigation is ongoing.
An officer, who is a former member of the Alameda Co. Narcotics Task Force, was conducting a patrol check of a Dublin-Pleasanton train when he observed a male passenger cutting up suspected cocaine. The suspect attempted to destroy that evidence and discard other contraband that he had on his person. He refused to comply with the officer’s commands that he cease reaching into his pockets. Upon the arrival of a cover officer, the suspect was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, destroying evidence, and delaying/obstructing/resisting a peace officer. A sergeant approved the arrest and conducted a use-of-force investigation. The suspect was booked into Glenn Dyer Jail. Train service was delayed for 16 minutes due to the criminal and administrative investigations.
A sergeant and four officers responded to a report of a man with a gun aboard a Richmond train. The report had come from a passenger through the train operator. Prior to arrival, police personnel were given descriptions of two men who had been in some kind of altercation, one of whom might be armed. Both subjects were located in the station and found to be unarmed. Subsequently, it was determined that a third subject, who had already left the area, had acted like he had a gun. The reporting party had not actually seen a weapon. Train service was delayed for 16 minutes as a result of this investigation.
A patron reported via cell phone that two black male suspects were threatening patrons on board the Pittsburg train with guns. Trains were held at Concord Station. Concord PD and BART units responded and detained two persons. Both trains were searched for suspects and victims. It was determined that the two suspects were involved in a verbal argument and that the reporting party was mistaken. There were no weapons involved. Both parties were released when it was determined there was no crime. Trains were delayed approximately 18 minutes.
The ISRC received multiple reports of a possible shooting in the parking lot. Responding officers located an adult male in the lot suffering from gunshot wounds. Witnesses fled into the station and were eventually located on the San Francisco train. No suspects were located in the station or on the train. The San Francisco train was held for approximately 40 minutes. Witnesses reported that suspects inside another vehicle opened fire on the victim vehicle, which was occupied by several people. The driver of the victim vehicle was struck by the gunfire. The suspect(s) fled in a dark colored Nissan Maxima-type vehicle and were not located. The victim was transported to a local trauma center with life-threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing and there is no known motive for the shooting.
A train operator reported a female had walked across the track way in front of his train to get to the other platform. Upon arrival, an officer detained the subject who was positively identified by the train operator. A warrant check revealed the suspect had an outstanding $10,000 arrest warrant out of Sonoma County for contempt of court. The train operator refused to place the suspect under citizen’s arrest for trespassing, and the suspect was placed under arrest for the warrant. TSOC notified. Trains were delayed for a few minutes.
A man dropped, or threw, his property onto the trackway, then climbed onto the tracks to retrieve it. The man was back on the platform when officers arrived and detained him. The man was determined to be intoxicated and unable to care for his safety. A search incident to arrest revealed that he was in possession of suspected heroin and drug paraphernalia. The suspect was arrested for public intoxication, interfering with the operations of a railroad, and possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. A sergeant debriefed the suspect, who was then booked into Santa Rita Jail. Train service was delayed for 8 minutes.
A train operator reported seeing a man in the tunnel, north of Ashby station, adjacent to the R-1 tracks. Officers boarded a Richmond train which stopped in the tunnel and picked up the subject. The man was determined to be in need of a psychological evaluation. He was transported to the John George Psychiatric Pavilion. Train service was delayed for 22 minutes. The TSOC was notified.
Patrons reported a male subject had run from the platfrom onto the northbound tracks. Power was dropped for about two minutes while responding officers contacted the male and directed him to return to the platform. The ensuing investigation determined that the male had started a fight with his adult girlfriend on the platform and then run onto the tracks to escape. The female was not injured. She declined an Emergency Protective Order. The male was arrested for misdemeanor domestic violence, trespassing on railroad property and for a $900 open container arrest warrant held by Berkeley PD. He was booked at Glenn Dyer Jail.
A train operator reported a male on the floor of his train, who was having trouble breathing and was unresponsive. Medical assistance arrived and began life saving measures. The male was pronounced deceased at the scene. Detectives and an ID Technician responded to the scene. At this time it appears that there was no sign of foul play and was a medical issue/condition.
An officer was on the platform when he saw a male suspect, who appeared to have been in a fight (bloody face), running on the aerial trackway toward the station. The officer asked for trains to be held out and power taken down as he tried to contact the suspect. After a few moments, the officer was able to convince the suspect to come back onto the platform, but the suspect quickly turned and ran back onto the trackway. The suspect was eventually detained by the officer as ACSO deputies began arriving on scene. The deputies had been looking for the suspect after getting a call of a fight near the station. The deputies could not substantiate a crime in their jurisdiction, so the suspect was transported to the hospital for treatment and will be booked into the Santa Rita Jail for Interfering with Rail Operations and Resisting Arrest after he is treated for his injuries.
The ISRC received a report of a male subject who may have attempted to jump in front of the SF bound train. Officers arrived and began obtaining witness statements. The investigation revealed that the patron was sitting on a platform bench drinking from a bottle of vodka as the train approached. The patron, who was heavily intoxicated, stood up and walked towards the train which had stopped on the platform. The patron stumbled forward, hit his head on the side of the train and fell to the ground. The patron suffered a facial laceration. Witnesses confirmed the patron did not attempt to jump in front of the train. Paramedics transported him to a local hospital for further treatment and for over intoxication. Station video was requested. The train was delayed for approximately 17 minutes.
A man was seen by an officer walking wayside via the catwalk toward the Montgomery Street Station. Trains were delayed for 11 minutes while the subject was taken into custody. The subject was placed under arrest for trespassing. TSOC notified.
BART Central located at person walking through the TransBay Tube via their video cameras from the Embarcadero Station toward the West Oakland Station. Officers responded to the Embarcadero Station, San Francisco Vent Structure, Oakland Vent Structure, and the West Oakland Station to conduct a search for the suspect. The TransBay Tube was closed for service as officers and BART Central coordinated their resources to begin their search. The suspect was located and taken in custody for trespassing. Service was restored at 2021 hours. TSOC was notified.