A Richmond train was held for 5 minutes to search it for a 30-year-old man who was wanted by Hayward PD for a spousal battery that had occurred minutes earlier, and for a no-bail burglary warrant. Hayward and BART PD officers searched the train unsuccessfully for the suspect.
A 37-year-old man was standing in the middle of the north-bound trackway. He was not moving or talking. A nurse on scene advised that she believed he was schizophrenic. Officers calmly talked to the man from the platform. Another officer got down onto the trackway, slowly approached the subject, and spoke to him quietly. Together, the officers succeeded in removing the man from the trackway. The man was determined to be in need of a psychological evaluation. He was transported by ambulance to the John George Psychiatric Pavillion. Train service was delayed for 10 minutes.
A 62-year-old man reported that several young men were disturbing passengers, smoking marijuana and playing loud music aboard the train. An officer contacted a 21-year-old man. The suspect was cited on a citizen’s arrest for willfully disturbing others. He was also cited on two BART fare evasion warrants with a total bail of $3,546. The train was delayed for 6 minutes.
A 27-year-old man reported that there had been a confrontation aboard the train and another man had urinated upon the victim’s right leg and foot. The victim desired to have the suspect prosecuted for battery. Trains were held for 7 minutes at Daly City station during an unsuccessful search for the suspect. (suspect description: B-M, 40-55, thin, short gray hair, black hooded jacket, black jeans)
An officer and sergeant responded to a report of five people, men and women, wearing Giants jackets, disturbing train passengers and throwing food. The suspects could not be located. The train was delayed for six minutes.
A 62-year-old man was off-boarded following multiple complaints of an intoxicated man harassing patrons. The subject had been drinking, but was not intoxicated. He was released and left the station when no victims came forward. The train was held for six minutes.
A female patron in an electric wheelchair went over the edge of the platform and fell onto the trackway. Witnesses said that it appeared to be accidental and the injured patron confirmed that her wheelchair malfunctioned and rolled over the edge. The patron suffered injuries to her arm, leg and head, but was conscious and breathing. The San Francisco Fire Department responded and removed her from the trackway. She was transported to San Francisco General Hospital for treatment. The incident resulted in major delays and trains resumed normal traffic at 0652 hours.
A woman reported that a man had bumped her, thrown her bags on the floor, then sat next to her. Officers off-boarded both parties. They determined that there was no merit to the complaint. The train was very crowded and the man asked for the empty seat. When he got no response, he sat down. The train was held for six minutes.
A 32-year-old male jumped or fell onto the trackway, then returned to the platform. The man had been drinking. Officers determined that the subject should be detained for a psychological evaluation. He was transported to a local hospital by ambulance. Trains were held from 1629-1636 hrs. (due to initial reports that the man was suicidal and that patrons were holding him down.)
A sergeant and officers responded, from Powell St. station, to a report of a 44-year-old female suspect having threatened to cut another woman with a throwing star (which reportedly had three, very sharp, bladed edges). The suspect was detained on the platform. No weapon was located. The victim declined to press charges. The suspect was released. Trains were delayed for 12 minutes.
Officers at 12th St. station responded to a report of a loud verbal altercation involving a group of women. Patrons aboard the train (#385) pointed out the group. The officers reprimanded the women, who were transferring to a Richmond train. There was an 8-minute train delay.
Richmond PD reported that a group of five male juveniles, headed towards the station, were in possession of a handgun that one of them had brandished. Richmond PD officers contacted the group in the station. One boy from the group had entered the public restroom before Richmond PD arrived. Upon Richmond PD’s departure, that juvenile, having changed clothes, emerged from the restroom. The station agent then locked the door. Upon their arrival, BART police officers searched the restroom and found a loaded .45 caliber pistol. An unsuccessful search was conducted for the suspect who had discarded the gun. Trains were delayed for 5 minutes. (suspect description: B-M, approx. 13 years old, heavy-set, black sweater that he took off, black and white oxford shirt, blue jeans)
A patron at the Castro Valley station booth reported that a suspect (W-M, approx. 30 years old, full beard, white button-down shirt, tan pants) was masturbating aboard a train. An officer detained and off-boarded a 27-year-old suspect. The suspect, who matched the provided description, was found sleeping with his hand down the inside of his pants. The reporting party could not be located/re-contacted. The suspect, who did not have a BART ticket, was cited for fare evasion and released. The train was held for 6 minutes.
The ISRC/police dispatch received a report that a woman was screaming on the platform and that a man was backing her into a corner. Then the male kicked the female. An officer arrived at 2136 hrs. Train 373 was held for 8 minutes, from 2135-2143 hrs., while the officer talked to the 24-year-old victim and looked for the suspect aboard the train. The suspect was not located. The victim declined to make a formal complaint. She was subsequently cited on a $812 BART fare-evasion warrant.
A 23 year old female subject was reported by patrons on the platform at the Civic Center Station as lying down with her head extended over the edge of the platform. Patrons pulled the subject away from the track-way and reported the incident to BART Police. Officers were already at the station and responded quickly. The officers found the subject standing on the platform and one of the assisting patrons was standing by with her. Officers placed the subject on a psychiatric hold and transported her to St. Francis Hospital. There was a brief two minute train hold as a result of this incident.
Officers responded to a report of a man brandishing a knife or a glass bottle at patrons on the lower-platform. Trains were held for a few minutes when the suspect momentarily entered the wayside tunnel toward the 19th Street station. The suspect was detained by responding officers, and no weapons were found. The suspect was arrested and booked at the Glenn Dyer jail for trespassing, intoxicated in public and aggressive panhandling.
SFPD transferred a 911 caller reporting that he was a San Francisco Sheriff's Deputy and had been the victim of someone brandishing a knife at him inside of the station. It turned out to be a false report by a suspect determined not to be a S.F. Deputy, but called the police on a person with whom he had a prior dispute. The reporting party was later booked at S.F. County Jail for Falsely Reporting an Emergency and a $5,000 warrant for trespassing. There was an 8 minute train delay as a result of the initial report.
An older, intoxicated man aboard a train had reportedly claimed to have a gun, although none was seen. The reporting party left the scene. BART police responded from Hayward. Fremont police arrived at 1710 hrs. and searched the train. The suspect was not located and the train was released at 1716 hrs. Revenue service was delayed for 15 minutes.
An anonymous patron reported to the train operator that a subject ran across the track way and boarded a southbound train. Train was held at the Hayward Station and a subject was detained. The train operator was unable to identify the suspect. Suspect was cited for fare evasion and released. The train was held for 7 minutes.
Officers responded to assist Oakland PD on a reported robbery. OPD advised they were pursuing a suspect into the station and wanted trains held. OPD then advised they had suspects in custody. Trains were held for 6 minutes. #
A distraught female attempted to jump onto the tracks, but was held back by patrons on the platform. Trains were held outside the station. Responding officers determined the woman was a danger to herself and she was transported to San Francisco General Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. Train service was delayed approximately 8 minutes.
A male suspect was seen walking on the BART right-of way just north of the Richmond platform. A short time later, the male was seen crossing the electric third rail and walking on the BART tracks. Trains were held and power was turned off in the area. The male walked across the BART tracks and climbed a fence onto the Amtrak right of way, where he entered some brush. Amtrak trains were also held. Responding officers detained the male on the Amtrak right-of way. The man claimed he was simply searching for a shortcut across the tracks. He was arrested and escorted to the Amtrak platform, where he was issued a citation for trespassing on railroad property and ejected from the station. BART trains were delayed about 8 minutes. Amtrak service was delayed approximately 15 minutes.
A man, who appeared to be in his 40's, was struck by a Pittsburg train as it entered the station. The train operator saw the man lying between the platform edge and the tracks as she approached the station. The victim was unconscious when taken to the hospital. The investigation is in progress.
A station agent reported a fare evader to an officer. The officer contacted the 51-year-old male suspect on the platform. The suspect walked away from the officer and boarded a train. The suspect then physically resisted the officer's efforts to remove him from the train and arrest him. With the assistance of Berkeley PD officers, the suspect was taken into custody. A 21-year-old woman who had been interfering with the Berkeley officers was detained. She was subsequently arrested on a $5,000 Alameda Co. assault-with-a-deadly-weapon warrant and a $10,000 Santa Clara Co. warrant for loitering for the purpose of prostitution, and booked into Berkeley Jail. The male suspect was transported to the John George Psychiatric Pavilion. Charges of resisting arrest and battery on a peace officer will be sought against the male suspect when his psychiatric evaluation is completed. There was a 12-minute train delay.