A BART train operator at the 19th St. Station reported seeing a WM, wearing a blue windbreaker and red shorts, enter the trackway from the platform and possibly walk into the bore. Train operators conducted a track inspection with negative results. The subject was seen boarding a SF bound train which was checked at Powell Street. The subject was not located. The beat officer took a report and is requesting possible video. There was a five minute train delay. TSOC and NCRIC notified.
A male patron reported that two adult males (W-M, 20’s, wearing a white shirt; O-M, 20’s, wearing a blue shirt) may have broken into a vehicle parked in the north lot. The reporting party subsequently advised that the subjects appeared to be heading towards the station building. Trains ran through the station without stopping for 5 minutes (from 1903-1908 hrs.) until the station agent was reached and confirmed that no one matching the subjects’ description had entered the station. The reporting party then advised that he had not seen entry being made to the vehicle, and that the vehicle may have belonged to one of the subjects. Officers located the vehicle. It did not appear to have been forcibly entered or damaged. The subjects were not located.
Patrons reported to the train operator via the intercom that a female was being battered by three male suspects and that they had dragged her off of the train. The suspects fled off of the train and out of the station prior to officers arriving. Other patrons chased the suspects, but lost them. After speaking to the victim, officers determined that the males were attempting to take her purse and knocked her to the train floor. While trying to take the purse, they dragged her off of the train. The victim claimed a back injury and was treated and released at the scene by paramedics. An area check for the suspects met with negative results. The suspects were described as two Black male juveniles and one white male juvenile, all 13-17 years old. Station/train video will be requested. Trains were held out of the station for approximately 20 minutes while officers responded and searched the station.
A Dublin-Pleasanton train was held at the station due to patron reports of four men and one woman, with open containers of alcohol, “acting rowdy” aboard the train. Five people were reprimanded and released. There was an 11-minute train delay.
A male suspectapparently jumped down onto the southbound track way and was waiting for an on-coming train to enter the station. A train did, but was able to stop before reaching the suspect who was mid-platform. Power to the electric third rail was cut-off by BART Central. Radio communication was down in the area, making it difficult to communicate with BART personnel on-scene. The suspect could be seen on closed-circuit video, pacing back and forth on the track way and directly in front of the train. SFPD was contacted and they also received numerous 911 calls regarding the situation, and sent a group of officers to the scene. Several SFPD officers jump down onto the track way and physically moved the subject to the platform. It was determined the suspect may have mental issues and was a danger to himself, and he was subsequently detained for psychiatric evaluation. BART PD records show two prior contacts for the same type of action by the suspect earlier this year (Case #1202-0881 and #1202-1348), with the subject being detained for psychiatric evaluation in both cases. Trains were delayed for 22 minutes.
Trains were held outside the station for nine minutes while officers responded to the station on a report of two males walking on the catwalk approximately 30 feet inside the right-of-way tunnel between Powell Street and Civic Center Stations. Upon arrival, the officers escorted the subjects back onto the platform without incident. The of the men complained of pain to his chest and leg, possibly due to falling onto the trackway, and was taken via ambulance to San Francisco General Hospital. The other male was arrested for public intoxication and trespassing. TSOC notified.
Union City PD called to report a male suspect attempted to rob the nearby Rite-Aid using a pocket knife and then fled toward the Union City BART station. Trains were held. Closed-circuit video captured a suspect running to the south end of the platform (#2) and then jumping down onto the track way and out of sight into the bushes. Track power was cut at that time. UCPD was updated and a BART K9 was in the area and arrived on-scene at the same time as UCPD. The suspect was apprehended by UCPD as he attempted to jump a BART fence, but got caught in the barbed wire atop the fence. UCPD took custody of the suspect and the case, as the crime occurred in their jurisdiction. Due to the police action, there was a train delay of 20 minutes.
The station agent reported that 50-100 juveniles were running through the station. Oakland PD advised that several shots had been fired near 14th St. and Broadway. The shooting suspect was described as a B-M, wearing a white T-shirt and black pants. Trains ran through 12th St. station without stopping until a lieutenant, sergeant and officers had swept the concourse and platforms of the station for the possible suspect. No one matching the suspect description was found. Train service to the station was disrupted for 24 minutes. The TSOC was notified.
A train operator reported seeing a damaged perimeter fence near MP 2.0 on the A1 side. The chain link portion of the fence had apparently been pushed down, so that the trackway could be accessed. An officer responded and located vandalism/spray painting on the aerial trackway nearby. Trains were forced to go road manual through the area until a crew responded to repair the fence and remove the graffiti. TSOC was notified of the breach.
An officer contacted a man for drinking alcohol aboard the train. The suspect dropped a loaded, semi-automatic pistol as he was about to be offboarded. The suspect and a male companion were detained by the officer. The second subject was later released. The suspect was arrested for carrying a concealed and loaded firearm in public, interviewed by a detective, and booked into Glenn Dyer Jail. The gun was recovered and processed for evidence. The train was delayed for 16 minutes. The TSOC and NCRIC were notified.
The station agent called to report that she and another station agent had been spat upon by a male suspect. The agent said that the male had fare evaded into the system and when she used the public address system to call him back to use a ticket, he approached the booth and spat at the agent. Some of the spittle struck one agent in the face and the other agent on the hand. The suspect left the area, but returned to fare evade back into the system. After a few minutes, he again exited the station and was followed by a supervisor and CSO. Responding officers detained the suspect nearby and the agents were able to identify the suspect and place him under citizen's arrest. The suspect was booked into the Santa Rita Jail for two counts of Battery on a Transit Employee.
BART Central reported a subject entered the M1 side tunnel and was walking toward the transbay tube. The subject then reversed direction and walked back to the station platform, where he was met by a station agent; and then by officers who arrived on-scene. The suspect was arrested for trespassing and delaying train service, and moved to the Powell Street police facility. Detectives responded there and interviewed the suspect. The suspect stated he was curious and gave no other reason for entering the track way. The suspect was ultimately released on citation for trespassing. TSOC notified.
An intoxicated 41-year-old man told a 26-year-old man, whom he does not know, to stop singing/rapping and to lend him a cell phone. The older man, who was holding a closed folding knife, then got very close to the younger man, talked to him further, and pushed him. The younger man maintained that he was afraid he would be pushed down the stairs, so he pushed back in an effort to fend off the older man. The older man staggered/stumbled away, then fell into the trackway. Several male patrons helped the older man back up onto the platform. A sergeant and officers responded to investigate this case. An officer recovered a closed folding knife from the trackway. The older man was transported by paramedics to a local hospital with a bloody nose and a possible back injury. The younger man was identified, interviewed and released. Train service was delayed for 19 minutes.
Officers responded to the station for a report of a man who was creating a disturbance on a Daly City bound train by swinging a stick at patrons. Upon their arrival, the officers off boarded the two involved parties. Witnesses reported that the suspect had waved a stick at a patron in a threatening manner. The suspect then pulled out a concealed dagger from his person, but did not display it in a threatening manner. The suspect was placed under citizen’s arrest for exhibiting a deadly weapon, and was also placed under physical arrest for public intoxication and possessing a concealed dagger. The train was held for 11 minutes. TSOC notified.
A patron called to report the theft of his backpack, which he had set down near him. The victim's mother, who was with him at the time of the theft, was able to provide a description of the suspect. The station agent advised that the suspect may have boarded a train. A north bound train was held at Rockridge Station for officers to check. Responding officers located a suspect matching the description given. The suspect was also in possession of a backpack, which matched the description of the loss. The suspect was detained and found to have two no bail warrants for his arrest. A search incident to arrest revealed a loaded handgun on his person. The victim was transported to the suspect's location and positively identified the backpack as his. The victim's mother identified the suspect as the responsible. Detectives interviewed the suspect prior to him being booked into the Glenn Dyer Jail for the theft, the warrants and possession of a firearm. The train was held for approximately 20 minutes as a result of the case.
An officer responded to the station on a report of a fight aboard a Pittsburg-Bay Point train. The officer detained a woman who matched the description of one of the participants in the disturbance. It was determined that the woman, who had been drinking, had slapped a male passenger. The victim declined to press charges. The suspect was released to her father, who transported her home. The train was delayed for 12 minutes.
Officers responded to the 19th St. station on a report of a man threatening to jump in front of a train. Trains were held out of the station while medical personnel staged above the station until the arrival of officers. Officers detained the subject near the station agent's booth and trains were released. The subject was transported by ambulance to Alta Bates hospital on a 72 hour psychiatric detention. Trains were held for approximately 7 minutes.
Officers responded to the station on a report by Oakland Police of a cell phone robbery that had occurred on 20th and Broadway Streets, and the suspects ran into the station. Trains were held for 14 minutes while officers searched the station for the suspects with negative results. 1203-0255 L12.
An adult male who was suffering delusions walked approximately 20 yards off the platform at Embarcadero Station into the #1 bore toward Oakland. Central reported the occurrence to the ISRC. Trains went into road manual mode. A train operator on a SFO bound train stopped the train and spoke to the man from the T/O cab. Subject (BM, 09/11/64) then walked back to the platform, sat down on the floor and was contacted by BART Officers. The subject said people were following him and that he was hearing voices and wanted to commit suicide. He was placed on a 5150 W&I psychiatric hold and transported to San Francisco General Hospital. OCC reported the incident caused a ten minute delay in service. (1203-0177) L21.
A motorist driving on I-580 called to report a male standing on the platform pointing a rifle at the freeway. The caller provided a description of the male suspect and said that the rifle appeared to have a scope. Alameda County Deputies and BART Officers conducted a hazardous train search of the train that was held on the platform and located a suspect matching the description. The suspect had only an umbrella in his possession. He was identified and released. The trains were held for 12 minutes for the response/search.
A train operator reported seeing a male standing on the platform, wearing a firearm in the back of his waistband. Officers responded and made contact with a male matching the description given. The male was determined to be an off-duty law enforcement officer who inadvertently exposed his concealed firearm. Trains were held out of the station until officers were able to respond and make contact with the man, resulting in a 23 minute train delay.
A train operator reported a male subject jumping in front of a Richmond bound train as it entered the MacArthur Station. The platform and incident train were evacuated. Multiple BART officers arrived to secure the scene, assist with life safety issues, and crowd control. Oakland Fire Department personnel arrived at 1859 hours and the Incident Commander ordered that both track 1 and 3 be powered down. The incident train was uncoupled in order to attempt a rescue of the subject who was under the train. Patrons were escorted to platforms 2 and 4. At 1930 hours, fire personnel determined the subject was deceased. The Coroner’s Office was summoned. An ID Tech Officer and Detective responded to the scene. An investigation is on-going at this time. 1202-3855 L21.
A patron reported to the station agent that there was an injured male on trackway two. Power was taken down, officers and medical responded and located the male on the trackway. The male was initially unresponsive and was transported to San Francisco General Hospital where his condition improved and he was alert and talking. The officers were unable to locate any witnesses who saw how the male ended up on the trackway. Video has been requested. The victim told officers that he does not remember how he ended up on the trackway. He is being treated for minor injuries at SFGH and is in good condition. The investigation is on-going.
BART Central reported seeing a female on the track way at the station via CCTV. An officer contacted the female and determined she was unable to care for her own safety. The female was detained for psychiatric evaluation and transported to the county hospital by responding medical personnel.