Train service was interrupted for 17 minutes because a man had entered the trackway at the north end of the station. BART police officers responded to search for the suspect. San Francisco police located the suspect and transported him from the scene for a psychiatric evaluation. TSOC was notified.
A male caller reported that there was a man with a gun on the Richmond train. The man was only described as wearing a blue jacket. The call disconnected when the caller was asked for further information. Dispatchers were able to call the man back and he stated that the suspect was near him and he could not answer questions. The call disconnected again and further attempts to contact the reporting party went to voicemail. The train was held at Bay Fair and all other trains were held out of the station. Officers conducted a hazardous search of the train, but did not locate anyone matching the suspect description. The reporting party did not come forward. Trains were delayed about 9 minutes as a result of this incident. TSOC was notified.
A male caller reported that there was a man with a gun on platform #2. The suspect was described as a white male, about 6'7" tall, wearing all white clothing. The caller disconnected when he was asked for more information and his call-back number was not captured by the dispatch computer system. Trains were held out of the station and the station agents kept additional patrons from entering the station. Platform camera showed no one matching the suspect description in view. Officers conducted a search of the station, but found no one matching the suspect description in the station. Trains were delayed about 11 minutes as a result of this incident. TSOC was notified.
A patron reported, via a transferred 911 telephone call, that a man had walked off the north end of the 16th & Mission platform into the tunnel leading to Civic Center station. The suspect was last seen on the catwalk adjacent to the M1 tracks. A sergeant and four officers responded. Power to the tracks was dropped. Officers proceeded to search the tunnel on foot because one officer was advised that the suspect appeared to have been trying to touch the electrified-third rail. Officers located the subject lying down in the tunnel next to a cross-passage door, adjacent to the M1 track. The area was searched and nothing suspicious was found. The man was taken aboard a train and transported to Civic Center station. The subject could not carry on a coherent conversation, or explain why he was in the tunnel. He was determined to be in need of a psychological evaluation and was transported to San Francisco General Hospital. Train service was delayed for 36 minutes. The TSOC was notified.
A caller reported that a male subject walked to the north end of the platform, looked around and then deliberately set a backpack down and left the station on foot. Trains were held out and the station was closed as a precaution. The male subject was described as a short Hispanic male in his early 20's, with dark hair, wearing all black clothing. While the station agent was clearing the platform, the male returned and claimed his backpack. Responding officers detained the male and examined his backpack, but found nothing hazardous inside. The male was identified and was clear in all databases. He told officers he had forgotten an item in his car and had run down to get it, leaving his backpack behind. The man was admonished and allowed to continue on his way. He elected to not take BART and left the station. Trains were delayed about 7 minutes as a result of this incident. TSOC notified.
A sergeant and four officers responded to a report of a fight aboard a Dublin/Pleasanton train at the station. While police personnel were en route, the station agent advised that a passenger said that a man on the train had a gun. A man, who fit the description of one of the involved parties, was detained on the concourse. He had apparently been pepper sprayed by the female companion of a male with whom he had been fighting. No gun was located on the suspect, on the train, or in the station. No one came forward claiming to have actually seen a suspect with a gun. The man declined medical treatment and said that he did not wish to have anyone prosecuted for pepper spraying him. The subject was released because the other involved parties could not be located. Train service was delayed for 20 minutes.
O4/14/13 1948 hrs. A woman reported that a man had briefly entered a restricted area, the catwalk adjacent to track #1 at the north end of the platform. Officers located the suspect, who had boarded a train. They discovered that the suspect had a no-cite, $2,500 San Mateo Co. misdemeanor trespassing warrant. The reporting party declined to place the suspect under citizen’s arrest for trespassing into the restricted area. The suspect was arrested on the warrant, debriefed by a sergeant, and booked into the San Francisco Jail. Train service was delayed for approximately 5 minutes. TSOC was notified.
Patrons reported a male holding another male in a headlock on the train. Officers responded and contacted the suspect, victim and witnesses. The suspect and victim were in a dispute over a seat on the train when the suspect attempted to punch the victim and then put him into a headlock. Other patrons tried to intervene, and were able to separate the two. During the investigation, it was reported that a patron had used a stun gun to stun the suspect during the struggle, but that person did not make themselves known to the officers on-scene initially. The suspect was placed under citizen's arrest for battery by the victim. Once medically cleared, the suspect was transported to the Martinez Detention Facility for booking. The victim was not injured. Train/station video has been requested. The person with the stun gun called later to provide their identity and a statement. The train was delayed for approximately 13 minutes.
A sergeant and three officers responded to a report of a man holding a knife, mumbling to himself, and harassing a woman aboard the train. When the officers arrived, the reporting party advised that the suspect had not threatened anyone with the knife, and had only been holding it. The suspect was subsequently arrested for being intoxicated in public. The sergeant approved the arrest. The suspect was booked into Glenn Dyer Jail. Train service was delayed for 13 minutes.
Several reports were received that there had been a battery on board the Richmond train approaching West Oakland Station. A group of three female suspects was creating a disturbance on the train. One of the suspects, described as a black female about 18 years old, wearing a black jacket, white shirt and black pants, had reportedly punched a female patron in the face and then pushed an elderly female patron to the floor. The train was held at West Oakland Station and officers responded to the call. The suspects got off the train and fled on foot from the station. When officers arrived, they were unable to locate the suspects in the area and the victims declined to make a police report or pursue a complaint. There was a 12 minute train delay as a result of this incident. Neither of the victims was injured.
Two patrons reported to the agent at 12th Street Station that there was a disturbance on the Millbrae bound train that just left the station. A black male about 19 years old, 5'8" tall, wearing a blue shirt and jeans was reported to be chasing a black female about 16 years old, wearing a blue shirt and black jacket, through the train. One of the reporting parties said he had seen a revolver in the male's waistband when the male suspect lifted his shirt. The train was held at West Oakland and Oakland PD was notified. The station was closed briefly to prevent additional patrons from entering the scene. BART and Oakland officers coordinated a hazardous train search and determined that the train was clear. None of the parties were located. The reporting party who claimed he had seen the gun on the male suspect's person was re-contacted, but he became uncooperative and would not meet officers to provide a statement or speak on the phone. Trains were delayed approximately 14 minutes as a result of this incident.
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.