A 20-year-old male suspect robbed an 18-year-old male of his i-phone on the platform. The suspect claimed to have a gun. The victim saw something in the suspect's pocket that he believed to be a gun. The suspect was arrested on the station concourse by a sergeant. The suspect did not have a gun, but was in possession of the victim's i-phone. Trains were held for 11 minutes, due to a gun possibly being involved, until cover officers arrived to search for possible additional suspects, victims, and witnesses. The suspect was booked into the Glenn Dyer Jail for robbery.
The victims of a hot-prowl residential burglary in unincorporated Walnut Creek located some of their stolen property offered for sale on Craigslist. The victims used their computer skills to identify the suspect, based on his internet posting. They made arrangements to meet the suspect at Powell Street Station and purchase their property and they contacted our department to notify us of the crime. At the last minute, the suspect changed the location of the meeting to West Oakland Station. The victims met the suspect on the platform and detained the male juvenile until our officers could arrive. Trains were held to prevent the suspect's escape until officers arrived. The victims' property was located in the suspects' possession and he was placed under arrest for possession of stolen property. The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department, who took the initial burglary report, was unable to send their investigators, due to an officer-involved shooting in Bay Point earlier today. BART detectives took over the investigation and the suspect eventually admitted to burglarizing the occupied home, stealing computers and credit cards and using the stolen credit cards to purchase goods. The male was booked at Martinez Juvenile Hall for burglary and possession of stolen property. Detectives will share their information with the Contra Costa Sheriff and Walnut Creek police in the event the juvenile can be tied to other burglaries.
Three cars of a San Francisco bound train leaving Concord Station derailed just outside of the station. Approximately 65 passengers were evacuated from the train. Three passengers reported minor back/neck pain and were transported to local hospitals for treatment. The investigation is on-going, but no foul play is suspected at this time. Service from Pleasant Hill to the Pittsburg/Bay Point Station has not yet been restored.
Pleasanton police reported that a "grab-and-run" theft had occurred at a mall store and that a group of five teenage-male suspects were heading toward the West Dublin station. Per the station agent, the suspects had boarded a train headed for Castro Valley. One suspect had fare evaded. The train was held at Castro Valley for 13 minutes. BART police detained the teenagers and recovered the stolen property. Two of the suspects were turned over to Pleasanton PD officers, who took them into custody for theft and possession of stolen property.
A 33-year-old man went onto the trackway and sat down on the 3rd-rail cover board. The BART Operations Control Center dropped electrical power pending the arrival of police personnel. A station agent convinced the subject to get off of the trackway and accompany her to the agent's booth. The subject was taken to a local hospital, then transported to the John George Psychiatric Pavillion. Revenue service was disrupted for 17 minutes.
A victim reported his vehicle had just been broken into in Dublin's jurisdiction, and the suspect was walking into the station with his laptop. An officer was at the station and arrested a male subject on the train after he was positively identified by the victim. The case was turned over to Dublin PD. 1102-3099 L12.
According to passengers aboard a San Francisco Airport train, a 43-year-old man was spraying something into the air from an aerosol can, throwing things, and frightening people. The train was originally held at Orinda station. It was released when the man off-boarded. The train was then held at Rockridge station because the subject had re-boarded. The man was detained at Rockridge station. It was determined that no passengers had been injured. The subject was transported to the John George Psychiatric Pavillion for a psychological evaluation. The train was delayed for 6 minutes.
San Francisco police, via telephone to BART police dispatch, requested that a Pittsburg train be searched for a missing 88-year-old woman who was thought to be at risk due to her age and poor vision. The missing person's description was provided to C-line station agents. A train was held for 19 minutes at Rockridge station. As an officer completed the train search, the North Concord/Martinez station agent reported that she had located the elderly woman.
A 36-year-old man and a 19-year-old man fought with another man aboard a train. The first two men fled the train and station. They were later located on a nearby street. The third man was not located. Blood drops were found on the train car and a knife was recovered on a nearby escalator. The train was held for 15 minutes while victims and witnesses were sought, and it was determined that a stabbing had not occurred. According to two independent witnesses, there was a fist fight and the blood came from the older man's nose. Both men were transported to a local hospital -- one for a bump on the head, the other for a possible broken nose.
A truck lost a tire while traveling on west-bound Highway 24. A north-bound train was disabled after striking tire debris on the C-1 track. A sergeant and officer responded to the scene. A rescue train linked up with the disabled train and transported all passengers to Orinda station. According to a BART track crew, the C-1 tracks will be out of service, for repairs, until 0600 hrs.
A 39-year-old BART District employee fainted aboard a Fremont-bound train, cutting his head when he fell. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Train service was delayed for 17 minutes.
A vehicle collided with a power pole adjacent to the BART tracks at Carlson & Broadway. Fire personnel responded and requested train service be stopped to ensure there were no power lines or debris on the tracks. BART officers assisted the Richmond Fire Department and coordinated with BART Operations. A track inspection by BART electricians and PG&E revealed no debris or power lines on the tracks and no damage was reported to any trains that passed through the area. Service between El Cerrito Del Norte and Richmond Stations was disrupted while the inspection took place. Normal service was resumed about 2305 hours.
A verbal argument between two adult males in the free area resulted in one of the men pulling up his shirt and brandishing a handgun. The male in possession of the gun proceeded to the platform where he was arrested by officers. The suspect, who was positively identified by the victim, was booked at the San Francisco Jail for brandishing a weapon. 1102-0329 L12.
BART officers were detailed to intercept a San Francisco Airport-bound train on a report of a man brandishing a knife aboard a San Francisco Airport-bound train. The incident train was held and searched at the 19th Street station whereupon officers located a man with a knife attached to his waistband. Further investigation revealed the detainee may have been the victim of a disturbance, but no witnesses or victims were located to substantiate the disturbance or the initial brandishing incident. The detainee was released at the conclusion of the police investigation; the incident train was held for nearly 15 minutes.
A male suspect reportedly brandished a firearm at a male victim while on a bus at Fremont Station. The suspect then entered the station and went to the platform. One revenue train was on the platform at the time of the incident and was held until it could be searched for the suspect. BART and Fremont PD officers conducted a hazardous train search for the suspect, but were unable to locate him on the train or on the platform. The train was delayed 38 minutes as a result of this incident.
A 24-year-old man was observed by the BART Operations Control Center, via CCTV, to be wayside, near the R2 tracks, north of the platform. A sergeant and officers responded to search for the suspect, eventually locating him in bushes within the right-of-way. Train service was disrupted for 17 minutes. The suspect was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for trespassing on rail-transit property.
Trains were held due to a report of a fire on the C3X track (crossover between C1 and C3 tracks) between 12th and 19th Street Stations. Officers provided crowd control and assisted Oakland Fire while they investigated. No fire was located, but fire crews found minor damage to a coverboard, possibly due to an electrical short. Train service was impacted for about 34 minutes. Power crews were able to restore power and normal service. There were no injuries and no reports of significant property damage.
Train service was delayed for approximately 23 minutes for a search for suspects, thought to be armed, sought by Hayward PD for shooting a dog. One suspect was arrested aboard a Fremont train and the other was apprehended in the north parking lot. A gun, dropped by one of the suspects, was recovered in the parking lot.
Citizens reported a disturbance aboard a train at Montgomery Station. Several parties were arguing about a possible theft of a cell phone on the train. While officers were responding to the call, reports were received that there might be weapons involved. When officers arrived on scene, they discovered that up to sixteen people were involved in the dispute on one train car. After conducting their investigation, officers learned that there was no merit to the report of weapons. All property was returned to the rightful owners and all parties declined to press charges. The train was held approximately 17 minutes while the case was investigated.
BART Police and Oakland Fire personnel responded to an electrical fire on the M-2 trackway at the Oakland Vent. The scene was stabilized some time after safety personnel arrived, but as a result of the fire there were initial train delays of 30 minutes as trains were single-tracked to and from the West Bay. There were no injuries reported and repair crews anticipated full-service restoration by the morning commute.
An adult male who was walking inside a train car slipped and fell causing minor injuries. Officers responded to the scene along with the Fire Department and an ambulance. The man was taken to hospital for treatment of his injuries. The train was delayed for 27 minutes for the medical personnel to stabilize the victim so that he could be safely removed from the train car.
Officers responded to the station on a report of a woman who was on the tracks. The woman had jumped onto the tracks platform #2, causing an approaching train to perform an emergency stop to avoid striking the woman. Bystanders assisted the woman back onto the platform at which time she continued to act in a manner that indicated that she was unable to care for her own safety. The woman was taken to the hospital for medical evaluation on a psychiatric hold. Trains were delayed approximately 9 minutes due to the incident.
San Francisco PD reported that a distraught female had told them she felt suicidal and was somewhere on the trackway near the Balboa Park Station. Train service was delayed for 21 minutes while BART and San Francisco officers searched the Glen Park, Balboa Park, and Daly City stations with negative results. 1012-0274 L12.
An 84 year-old man fell from the platform and landed on the trackway. Officers responded and assisted the fire department with rescuing the man from the tracks. The man was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Trains were delayed approximately 7 minutes.
An adult female, suffering from a medical issue, reportedly passed out and fell from the platform onto the trackway. Patrons jumped onto the trackway and assisted her back to the platform. During the rescue, they were able to draw the attention of the train operator of an approaching train by waving. The train operator was able to stop the train before it entered the station. The female was transported to the hospital for treatment of her non life-threatening injuries. The incident train was delayed four minutes.