A man was arrested for threatening patrons, trespassing onto the track way and throwing hard objects at vehicles while on the tracks. He will be booked after undergoing a psychiatric evaluation.
Thomas McCarthy (37, San Lorenzo) was detained on a psychiatric hold and will eventually be booked on charges of robbery and interfering with a railroad. He was also issued a prohibition order.
A male (Kenneth SPOONER, 47, Oakland) was arrested after resisting a detention. Narcotics paraphernalia was located incident to arrest. Spooner was booked at Glenn Dyer Jail.
A male suspect (Daniel CARTER, 40, Emeryville) brandished a knife at a victim on the train. Responding officers detained Carter and the victim made a citizen's arrest. Carter was arrested for brandishing a knife, and possession of a concealed dirk/dagger. He was issued a prohibition order and was booked at Santa Rita Jail. The victim was not injured.
Officers responded to a report of a man in possession of a gun while sitting inside the train. Officers arrested the subject (Ricardo Romero, 25, San Francisco) for possession of a concealed gun, which also turned out to be stolen. TSA-01-01026-18.
BART Dispatch Center was advised that a train window on a Pittsburg bound train sustained damage. The train was taken out of service and inspected while the incident area was checked. On further inspection, it was determined the window was struck with a solid object causing the window to break. No injuries were reported by passengers.
Witnesses reported that a male suspect had struck a female passenger without provocation, on a Daly City bound train. Other passengers detained the man until officers arrived. The man was found to be on probation for battery. He was arrested for battery on a transit passenger and probation violation. He was issued a prohibition order and was transported to John George Pavilion for psychiatric evaluation, with a criminal hold. The victim was not injured.
Witnesses reported that a male and female were involved in a physical fight on the Pittsburg bound train. The train was held at Walnut Creek while officers responded. Officers detained both parties on the concourse, and ultimately determined that the female was the primary aggressor. She was arrested for domestic violence and was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility. The train was delayed about 11 minutes.
Witnesses reported a group of suspects in a fight on the platform. CCTV cameras showed several female juveniles involved in a fight, surrounded by a group of onlookers. Trains were held out while officers responded. The suspects scattered as officers approached, but several were detained. There were no complainants. The two primary involved parties were identified and released to their parents.
Witnesses reported that a male entered track #2 and walked toward 24th Street. Officers responded and located the man inside the tunnel on the track #1 side. The man was detained and ultimately transported to St. Luke's Hospital for psychiatric evaluation. Trains were delayed about 22 minutes as a result of this incident.
An adult male made suicidal statements before jumping onto the track way at the station. A sergeant and officers responded and train service was halted. The subject was eventually detained and transported to a local hospital for further psychiatric evaluation. Due to this incident, train service on the San Francisco line was interrupted for approximately fifteen (15) minutes.
A male suspect told the station agent that he intended to jump in front of a train. The man then went to the platform and jumped onto track #1. Power was dropped and trains halted while officers responded. The man walked into the tunnel toward Civic Center Station. Officers were able to locate the man in the tunnel, and got him to walk to the Civic Center platform. The man was detained for psychological evaluation and was transported to St. Francis Hospital.
The on-duty station agent called in to report a male subject who had jumped into trackway two. The male subject walked into the Richmond Yard and boarded an out-of-service train. The out-of-service train was brought back into the station platform where the subject off boarded. The subject eventually exited the station where he was contacted by an officer. The subject became confrontational and the officer used de-escalation techniques to keep the subject under control while other officers were responding to assist. The subject was found to meet the criteria for an emergency psychiatric evaluation. The subject was transported to the hospital for evaluation. TSOC notified.
Witnesses reported 50-60 juveniles jumping the fare gates and going to the platform. The juveniles boarded a Dublin train and committed multiple strongarm robberies of bags and cell phones. At least two victims suffered face/head injuries and were treated by paramedics. The juveniles all fled into the surrounding neighborhood before responding officers could arrive. The Dublin train was held for about 15 minutes as a result of this incident.
Officers responded to the Walnut Creek Station for a report of a male threatening to jump from the second story platform. The station was closed and trains were held. BART PD and outside agency negotiators and mental health personnel responded assist. After a four hour delay, the male cooperated and climbed down off the platform. He was placed on an emergency psychiatric hold. The station was reopened and train service was restored.
A train operator reported a person under the train at the station. Officers responded and located a male under the train. The male was conscious and responsive. The train was uncoupled and fire personnel treated the male before removing him from the track way. The male was transported to the hospital for treatment of his injuries. ID techs responded to process the scene before releasing it back to Operations at 0205 hours. Statements were being taken from the injured person and the train operator.
A female was seen walking on the transfer tracks east of the platform. She exited to Hacienda Drive by using an emergency exit. She returned about an hour later, and was seen touching the electric third rail. An officer attempted to detain her, but she again fled to Hacienda Drive. The officer managed to detain the woman on the on-ramp leading to I-580. Officers determined that the woman was in need of psychiatric care and she was transported to John George Pavilion for treatment.
Patrons on board the Richmond bound train reported that 40-50 teenagers were fighting on board the train. Officers responded and restored order. One juvenile was found the be a missing person/runaway, out of Turlock PD. The runaway was medically treated for an injury he received in a fight with an unknown person and was then returned to his group home. The train was delayed about 5 minutes as a result of this incident.
Patrons reported that a male was acting erratically on a train, and that he got off at Powell Street Station. Officers responded and were told that the man had entered the #2 track, walking toward Montgomery Street. Trains were held out and power was dropped. Officers entered the tunnel and located the man on the #1 side. He was detained and moved to the platform. Trains were released after a ten minute delay in service. The man told officers he entered the tunnel because he was ill. The man did not meet the criteria for psychological evaluation. He was transported to SF General Hospital for treatment of an apparent allergic reaction to medication.
Patrons on board the Millbrae bound train reported that a black male in his 50's appeared to be foaming at the mouth and might not be breathing. Officers intercepted the train and located the man, who was unresponsive. Paramedics removed the man from the train and performed CPR on the platform for about 30 minutes before pronouncing the man deceased. The SF Medical Examiner responded, but was unable to identify the man. There were no indications of foul play, and it appears that the man suffered some sort of medical emergency. The incident train was delayed for about 27 minutes.
Officers and firefighters responded to the station regarding reports of a female underneath a train on the #1 trackway. Shortly after their arrival, firefighters were able to extract the female from the trackway; and she was then transported to a local hospital. Two sergeants and community service officers responded to the station. The scene/trackway was processed for evidence, video was requested and a canvass for witnesses was performed. At this point, based upon information gathered by police, the female appears to suffer from mental health issues and will be placed on a psychiatric hold once medically cleared. Train service was delayed by more than one hour as a result of this incident.
An officer located a small bag on the outside ledge of the platform. The placement was suspicious in nature and an explosive detection K-9 indicated that the bag may contain hazardous material, so the bomb squad was called out. The station was closed and trains were not allowed to run through the station. The bomb squad was able to safely remove the bag, x-ray it and determined that it did not contain explosive materials. The station was closed for almost three hours before the item was deemed safe, the station was re-opened and normal train traffic was resumed.