A BART track inspection “high railer” pick-up truck de-railed after running over a cross-over switch that was switched in the opposite direction. The incident happened sometime in the early morning hours during non-revenue service according to BART Central, who was notified at 0515 hrs of the incident. BART Police were notified at 0641 hrs of the incident. System Safety responded and released the entire scene 0528 hrs. There were no injuries or damage to the vehicle. The cross-over switch was damaged and needed repair. Train delays were in effect on the W-Line from 0600-0710 hrs.
A male suspect was seen by the on duty BART station agent at the San Francisco International Airport Station hitting the side of an in service train on the platform with a sign that had a metal pole attached to it. The suspect was breaking off the amber reflectors along side of the exterior of the train. Once the suspect was contacted by the responding officers they discovered that the suspect had also made entry into the train operator’s cab destroying the control panel, and breaking the cab’s interior cabinets. The suspect had also pulled out wires that were inside of the train cab. The train was subsequently taken out of service and sent to the yard for repair and appraisal of the damage. A search incident to arrest also revealed that he had a glass pipe in his possession that is commonly used to smoke narcotics. The suspect who only spoke Spanish was interviewed. An evidence technician who was on duty was sent out the airport and the Colma Yard to collect and to process the scenes for evidence and to take pictures of all the damage. The suspect was booked at the Redwood City jail. As of 0600 the investigation was still on going.
A male climbed down onto track way #2, stripped down to his underwear, sat on the inner rail, poured water on himself and touched the third rail. Power had been turned off. A BART Sergeant responded with SFPD officers. The Sergeant was able to negotiate the male to the platform. The male was committed for a psychiatric evaluation at San Francisco General. A CIT officer responded to the scene from Hayward. Trains were delayed for 16 minutes.
SFPD reported that a man with two bags on the MUNI platform threatened to blow up the MUNI platform. MUNI and BART evacuated their stations and stopped all trains from entering. SFPD and BART PD responded. The male was not located but the bags were. They contained food. The station was re-opened. Trains were delayed 15 minutes
Patrons on a Richmond bound train approaching Embarcadero Station reported a male suspect pushing and hitting patrons on the train. The train was held and responding officers detained an adult male suspect. Several victims came forward and made citizen's arrests of the male. The suspect was arrested and booked at San Francisco County Jail for battery on transit passengers. Trains were held approximately 13 minutes as a result of this incident.
A patron on board a Fremont bound train approaching Ashby Station reported five black males fighting on board the train. Officers responded but were unable to locate anyone fighting or any victims. Witnesses reported all parties fled the station prior to the officer's arrival. Fremont trains were delayed about 11 minutes.
A female called to report that a male had battered her on platform #2 of the 19th Street Station. She also reported that the male was in possession of a small, black handgun. She gave a detailed description of the suspect and said that she believed he may have followed her from a nearby parking lot. A San Francisco train was held for approximately 14 minutes to be searched at the 12th Street Station. The search met with negative results. The victim said that she would flag down an officer, but disconnected from dispatch and would not answer return calls. OPD was notified of the description and eventually a male matching the description was located in Frank Ogawa Plaza. The male did not have a weapon, but was found to be in possession of marijuana and crystal methamphetamine, a scale and packaging materials. The male said that the "victim" in this case was his wife, who was mad at him and made the false report about a battery and gun to get even. He was able to provide the name and phone number for the reporting party. He said that they had been in an argument and he exited her vehicle at 13th/Broadway Streets. He denied ever being near the 19th Street Station. The reporting party would not make contact with officers or answer her phone. The Narcotics Task Force was notified and a detective responded to interview the suspect prior to booking him at Glen Dyer Jail for possession of narcotics for sales and marijuana for sales.
Officers responded to the South Hayward BART Station on a report by BART Central of a person who was possibly hit by a Richmond bound train as it arrived on track #2 at the station. Officers who arrived at the scene saw a man who was lying on the platform. Officers stated the subject possibly had a broken leg and complained of pain to his neck. The subject was conscious, coherent and told officers at the scene he wanted to commit suicide but became scared as the train arrived and tried to climb back onto the platform. An independent witness reported seeing the subject on the track way, seemingly waiting for a train to hit him. As the train approached, the subject tried to climb back on to the platform and was in the leg by the train before he made it to the platform. The subject was later removed from the platform by paramedics with no life threatening injuries and was transported to St. Rose Hospital in Hayward. Revenue service at the station was delayed for 38 minutes. 1201-3378 L12.
An intoxicated male on board a Dublin train challenged patrons to fight and then began physically fighting with several male patrons. The intoxicated male sustained injuries from the fight. A male patron on the train attempted to intervene and break up the fight to keep the intoxicated male from being seriously injured. The intoxicated male turned on the good samaritan and began punching him. The other males involved in the fight fled the scene when the train arrived at West Oakland Station. Responding officers detained the original aggressor and the good samaritan made a citizen's arrest of him for battery. The suspect was too intoxicated to book into jail, so he was issued a citation for battery on a transit passenger and public intoxication. Both the suspect and the good samaritan were transported to the hospital for treatment of their injuries (cuts, bruises).
A patron reported seeing a male and a female involved in a physical altercation with each other in the parking lot. The male and female then entered the station and went up to the platform. Trains were held while officers responded to conduct the investigation. Officers were able to contact both the male and female, who denied any battery occurred. The witness had left the area. Both parties were identified and neither displayed any injury. They agreed to board separate trains. Trains were held for 16 minutes as a result of the response/investigation.
A female reported that while boarding a train a female suspect accused her of bumping into the suspect's nephew. The victim tried to ignore the suspect, but the suspect proceeded to punch the victim to the ground and continued to punch her. The victim was able to go down to the station agent's booth to ask for help. Trains were held for approximately 20 minutes while officers responded to search for the suspect. The suspect was not located. The suspect was described as a black female in her teens, 5'4", wearing a short "bob" haircut, a yellow shirt and jeans. Video of the area will be requested. The victim, who suffered a swollen right eye, was transported via ambulance to Highland Hospital for treatment.
Officers responded to a report from patrons on a train of a male subject acting like he was on the “verge of violence.” Officers intercepted the train at the Balboa Park station and contact the male subject. The subject told the officers he was going to jump in front of the train. BART Central was contacted and all trains were held from moving at the station. The officers were able to detain the subject without incident and move him the concourse level of the station. The subject was detained for psychiatric evaluation and transported to SF General Hospital. Train delay(s) were minimal as a result of this incident.
A male subject called 911 and stated he wanted to kill himself by grabbing onto the electrified third rail. The phone came from the concourse area of the station. The station agent was contacted and told Dispatch the subject went to the platform. An officer was at the station and proceeded to the platform. Trains were held and power to the third rail was turned off. The officer located the subject and detained him without incident. The subject was detained for psychiatric evaluation and transported to the hospital by responding medical personnel. Train power was only off for a minute or two and there was no significant delay in train service.
A BART employee at the station reported a male suspect jumped a fence near the east-side parking lot and into the BART track way just south of the platform. The suspect began to walk towards the platform then jumped back over the same fence into the parking lot. BART Central shut the track way power off in that area as a safety precaution for the suspect. An officer responded and detained the suspect near the primary station entrance without incident. The suspect was arrested and released on citation for trespassing and interfering with railroad operations, based on a citizen’s arrest by the BART employee who witnessed the violation. The suspect’s motive appears to be fare evasion.
A patron on a train approaching Ashby Station reported an adult male suspect walking up and down the train aisle carrying a large knife in his hand. The reporting party pointed out the suspect to responding BART and Berkeley PD officers. A search of the suspect revealed a 5" steak knife concealed on the suspect's person. The suspect admitted he carried the knife for protection. Record checks indicated the suspect was on parole for failing to obey a peace officer. The male was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon and parole violation. He was booked at Santa Rita Jail. Trains were delayed approximately 14 minutes as a result of this incident.
An officer searching the station on a report of a person smoking a cigarette on the platform saw a man jump down on to the trackway in violation of the law. Trains were held out of the station and power was shut-off to the third rail while the suspect was removed from the trackway. The investigation revealed that the suspect was on parole for theft and had a history of narcotics violations, the suspect claimed to be retrieving his cell-phone from the tracks. A parole search was conducted, but no contraband was located. The suspect was cited and released for trespassing on railroad property. Trains were delayed for five minutes as a result of this incident.
A sergeant and officers responded to a report of a man battering a woman aboard a San Francisco-bound train. San Francisco police arrived first. While the incident train was being held, north-bound train traffic was also interrupted. When BART police arrived, they confirmed that neither the suspect, or San Francisco police, were on the trackway, or in the bores. There was a 20-minute delay in service. It was determined that a woman had hit a male acquaintance, with whom she has a dispute. The man did not strike back. The victim did not wish to press charges. 112-3874 L23
Multiple stations were checked by officers and station agents in an attempt to locate a missing 80 year old male with dementia. After a system-wide page was made, a patron reported seeing the male on a train approaching West Oakland Station. The station agent located a man matching the missing person's description, but he shook his head "no" when asked if he was the missing person. Because the missing man spoke little English and suffered from dementia, an officer was also dispatched to look for the man. Resonding officers were unable to locate the man on the train being held. Trains were delayed approximately 18 minutes. A sergeant located the missing man at Concord Station at approximately 1420 hours.
A patron reported a male carrying a concealed handgun on a train. The male off-boarded at MacArthur Station and went to platform 1/3. Although the reporting party left the area, the station agent saw a male matching the suspect description on the platform camera. Trains were held out of the station as a precaution. Responding officers detained a male who matched the suspect description on the platform. No other persons were found who matched the description. The investigation revealed the male had a large cell phone on his waistband under his sweatshirt that could easily be mistaken for a pistol in a holster. The male was released. Trains were delayed approximately ten minutes.
A woman reported by telephone to the ISRC that a man that she knew had brandished a knife and taken $100 from her. Trains were initially held, then run through the station without stopping, while officers responded and a search was conducted of the platform. The suspect was not located. It was determined that although the suspect had been on the platform, the brandishing and the theft had occurred off of BART property. Train service was affected for 17 minutes.
A male suspect attempted to sell a "Street Sheet" newspaper to a female patron on board a train at El Cerrito del Norte Station. When the woman refused, the male became enraged and followed the woman around the train screaming insults, racial slurs and threats at her. A male patron attempted to intervene and was also threatened. Both victims were fearful for their safety because of the suspect's behavior. The train was held at Plaza Station and responding officers were able to detain the male a short distance away from the station. The male resisted being detained for investigation. The victim and witness positively identified the suspect and he was arrested for criminal threats and resisting arrest. He was booked at Martinez Jail. Trains were delayed about ten minutes as a result of this incident.
There was a report from a patron at South Hayward Station that there was a male and female arguing and fighting on the Fremont train #225 that just left the station. The male was described as white, 20’s, red/white jersey, and the female was described as white, 20’s, purple or black shirt, with long blonde hair. The male reportedly hit the female at one point. The train was held at the Union City station for 12 minutes while officers responded to the scene and checked the train for the involved parties. The officers were told the couple had off boarded the train and left the station. Officers were unable to locate the subjects.
Officers responded to a Pittsburg train holding on the platform for a report of a 20 year old female having seizures. The patron was off boarded and transported to a local hospital by paramedics. There was an eighteen minute train delay.
A BART foreworker and an officer responded to check on a reported sick person aboard a Dublin/Pleasanton train. They located an apparently intoxicated man, unconscious, breathing, and possibly suffering seizures. The officer could not awaken the subject. Oakland Fire Dept. and Paramedics Plus personnel arrived, removed the man from the train, and transported him to a hospital for treatment. The man has not yet been identified. The train was delayed for 16 minutes.
Union City police officers responded to the station to look for two suspects who committed an armed robbery at the Rite-Aid store in Union City and ran toward the station. Trains were held for 21 minutes as officers searched for the suspects with negative results. 1112-1778 L12.