Officers responded to a report that a woman was being harassed by a teenage male. The train was searched, but the suspect was not located. The train was delayed for 11 minutes.
The Contra Costa Co. Sheriff’s Office requested that BART police check the train for a female suspected of stealing mail. Per the reporting party, the suspect had boarded at Pleasant Hill station. The train was searched by an officer at Walnut Creek Station. The suspect was not located. The train was delayed for 5 minutes.
There was a planned protest that began at the Civic Center Station. There were about 150 protestors who primarily traversed from Civic Center Station, to Powell Street Station, and 16th Street Station. The BART police Tactical Team was deployed along with patrol Officers and the Critical Asset Patrol team for crowd control. A BART Police Sergeant was assigned to the San Francisco Police Command post. The protest resulted in periodic train delays/station closures at Civic Center, Powell, and 16th and Mission. Normal train service resumed at approximately 2000 hours. L22
A male patron apparently collapsed on the platform and then fell onto the BART track way. BART Central cut power to the track way and trains held out of the station. Police and medical personnel responded to the station. Witnesses assisted by jumping down onto the track way and lifting the man back onto the platform. According to the first officer on-scene, the man was breathing but unresponsive. Medical personnel arrived and determined the man likely had a seizure, which caused his fall to the track way. The man was moved from the platform to an ambulance, and medical personnel stated the man had a seizure during the move. The man was transported to Doctors Hospital in Richmond and then transported by Life Flight to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. Trains were delayed from entering the station for several minutes, and then single-tracked through the station for another 25 minutes as the man was transported from the platform by medical personnel.
A suicidal man reported to the station agent that he wanted to commit suicide on the tracks at the station. Trains were held out of the station until BART Police arrived and declared the station safe. An ambulance was summoned and transported the subject to Peninsula Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. There was an eleven minute train delay.
Officers responded to a report of a white male adult suspect disturbing patrons aboard the train. They off-boarded a suspect. He was reprimanded and released because no one wished to make a citizen’s arrest. The train was held for 5 minutes.
7/3/11 – 2133 Officers responded to the Civic Center Station regarding a white male, 30-50 years, tie-dyed shirt, fatigue pants, possibly intoxicated and wobbling on the platform. Officers arrived and were confronted by a white male suspect wielding a knife. The suspect was shot by one of the officers. The suspect was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2245 hours. BART Detectives and I.D. Technicians were called out and responded to the scene as were additional sergeants and officers. The San Francisco Police Department also responded and is conducting the criminal investigation which is their county protocol. BART Police is also conducting a parallel investigation with the San Francisco Police Department. Internal Affairs also responded to start the administrative investigation. TSOC was notified.
Patrons called to report a male brandishing a knife on a Pittsburg bound train approaching West Oakland Station. The train was held at the station until officers arrived and made contact with the victims. Four victims told officers that they were on the train when a white male, 50's, in a white cap, threatened them while brandishing a knife. The male suspect then off boarded the train and left the station. Officers conducted an area search, but were unable to locate the suspect. Other witnesses were located on the train. One of the victims took a photo of the suspect with his phone and gave it to investigating officers. The train was delayed for approximately 14 minutes for officers to respond and investigate.
A male called to report that he wanted to jump in front of a train. Dispatch was able to keep the subject on the phone and held trains out of the station until officers arrived. Officers made contact and determined that the male was in need of psychiatric evaluation. The male was then transported by ambulance to Summit Hospital.
The train operator of a Daly City bound train reported that there was a person under the train after the train pulled into the station and ran over the person, who had been laying on the trackway. BART Officers and the San Francisco Fire Department responded and determined that a female had been under the train, but she had climbed out from under it on her own and was on the platform when they arrived at the station. The female (in her 40's) received a very minor scrape to her wrist, but was otherwise uninjured. She admitted to officers that she intended to harm herself, but that the train had gone over her (3-4 cars) and did not strike her. Officers and SFFD inspected the trackway under the train to confirm that no one else was under the train before releasing the train back into service. The station was closed for approximately 55 minutes due to the incident. The female was transported by ambulance to San Francisco General Hospital on a psychiatric hold.
A train operator reported seeing a person on the trackway as the Richmond bound train pulled into the station. The operator was unable to stop the train before striking the person. Fire department personnel determined that the victim was deceased. The coroner responded to the scene. Investigation is on-going. Normal operations were resumed at 1505 hours.
A witness called San Francisco Police to report a male setting fires to trash cans on Mission Street, near 16th Street. The male suspect then ran down into the BART Station and boarded a train as SFPD officers were chasing him. A BART officer intercepted the train at the Balboa Park Station and located a male matching the description given. The male had suspected burns on his pants and a lighter in his hand. SFPD transported the original witness to the Balboa Station where the suspect was identified as the responsible. SFPD took custody of the suspect and is handling the investigation.
6/26/11 – 2227 Officers responded to Concord on a report from a 16 year old female juvenile that she was struck in the head by an 18 year old Hispanic male on board a Pittsburg bound train near Concord. Concord P.D. was also called because BART units were not close and the train was going to be held at Concord. The Concord station agent then reported that a male and female were now fighting at the top of the stairs at Concord. Concord P.D. arrived and eventually stabilized the scene. The trains were released after an 8 minute hold. BART officers and a sergeant arrived and took over the case. It was learned that there was a second 20 year old Hispanic male suspect that battered the female as well. The 20 year old suspect was the females’ boyfriend and all three involved cohabitate in the same house. The female victim was injured and had a lump on the back of her head. An ambulance was summoned and transported her to John Muir Hospital in Concord and her mother was notified. Both of the male suspects were booked for domestic violence and served with emergency protective orders. The victim was given a copy of the paperwork.
An 18 year old victim was approached from behind by a 49 year old black male at the plaza area of the station. The suspect used both hands to spin the victim around and started going through his pockets and located his iPod. The victim fought back for his iPod and the suspect pulled a gun on the victim and pointed it at his head. BART Police received the call from the station agent who was witnessing the incident. The suspect separated from the victim and went to the Richmond platform. BART Police responded and detained the suspect on the platform and another person who was seen with the suspect. The suspect was seen on camera throwing something in the trash can on the platform. The gun was later found in the trash can on the platform and it was determined to be a replica. The suspect was unsuccessful on keeping any property from the victim. Detectives were called out to interview the suspect and the victim was only moderately cooperative and did not wish to pursue prosecution. The suspect was booked at Glen Dyer Jail for Robbery, Brandishing a Replica Firearm, and Possessing a Replica Firearm in a Public Transit Facility. This call resulted in an 11 minute train delay. The video hotline was notified.
The Fremont train was held at the station on a report of 4-5 subjects fighting. A Sergeant and four Officers responded to the scene. They were unable to locate any battery that occurred. There was an 18 minute train delay.
Trains were held at the station to search for a suspect who just robbed a Citibank located at 37 Orinda Way. The suspect was described as a black male in his late 30’s, navy blue hoodie, black baseball cap, black pants. The take was about $6,000 cash. A BART Officer and two Orinda police officers conducted the search with negative results. There was an 11 minute train delay.
A train was held for 7 minutes while officers unsuccessfully searched for an intoxicated man who was reportedly picking fights with passengers. (suspect description: W-M, 40s, no further description)
A train operator reported that a 43 year old female woke up on an out of service train. The subject appeared panicked and was breathing hard. The train operator thought the subject was possibly on drugs. BART Police were requested to check the welfare of the patron. A BART officer contacted the patron and it was discovered that the subject had a $20,000.00 warrant for Petty Theft w/ a Prior, & Possession of Stolen Property. The subject was determined to be fit for booking and was arrested and booked at the Martinez Detention Facility. There was a train delay of about seven minutes on the out of service train.
A patron reported to the station agent of a male subject dressed in military gear that threw a dark grey object the size of a book onto the stations northbound trackway. The patron told the agent the subject was “rocking back and forth,” and appeared mentally ill. BART Central was advised and trains were held out of the station. The subject boarded a Fremont bound train and was contacted by an officer when the train reached the MacArthur station. A second office responded to the North Berkeley station to locate the thrown object, but did not find anything. The subject was released, as no crime was apparently committed. A six minute train delay was incurred due to the train hold at North Berkeley.
There was a two-hour train delay/stoppage between the Pleasant Hill and Concord stations due to a tree that was hanging over the track way, and interfering with mainline traffic. One train struck and bushed against the tree, and there were no reports of injured patrons or train damage. A bus bridge was set up to move passengers between the two stations. Police assisted with crowd control. Normal train service resumed around 1030 hrs.
Trains were held for 5 minutes in response to a report of two women fighting on the platform, with one brandishing a knife. It was determined that the women were arguing over their personal relationship and some property. A box cutter had fallen out of one woman’s bag onto the platform. Both women denied that it had been brandished and neither wanted to pursue a criminal complaint. The parties were released and went their separate ways.
A train was held for 10 minutes to investigate a report of a man and women fighting. The female party knows the male suspect and declined to make a complaint. The male is believed to have off-boarded at 19th St. station.
A train was held for 8 minutes while officers searched for a male suspect who was reportedly harassing women by kissing and attempting to fondle them. The suspect was not located. (suspect description: M-B, 29 years, 6-1, hair in a bun, scar on right side of back of neck, multi-colored & striped polo shirt)