BART PD officers assisted South San Francisco PD officers in searching trains for a 31-year-old male suspect wanted for assault with a deadly weapon, robbery, and attempted murder. The suspect, who was believed to be enroute to the East Bay, was not located. Five trains were held and searched during a 35-minute span.
At 1500 hours a peaceful protest regarding the recent OPD shooting started as planned at 58th Ave/Bancroft Ave. The protestors marched to the Fruitvale Station, arriving at the station at approximately 1700 hours. The station was closed for approximately one hour and ten minutes while the peaceful protest took place in the free area outside the fare gates. At about 1810 hours the protest concluded and the station was opened about 5 minutes later. There were no reported incidents related to the protest and no arrests made by our agency or OPD.
A female called crisis support from the station and was incoherent, but mentioned a psychiatric hospital. Trains were briefly held out of the station until officers arrived. Officers contacted the female and determined that she was unable to care for herself. The female was transported to John George Psychiatric Hospital for evaluation.
Two males on a Daly City bound train began fighting over the fact that one of the suspects had offered to assist the other suspect's girlfriend. During the fight one suspect hit the other and the other suspect hit the first suspect with an umbrella, causing an injury to the man's head that caused significant bleeding. All of the involved parties were detained either on the train or nearby on the city streets. Based on the investigation, the case will be presented to the District Attorney to determine if anyone will be charged in the case. No arrests were made at the scene. Trains were held for about 10 minutes while the scene was checked for witnesses and evidence and while the man with the head injury was removed from the train.
San Leandro Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at the corner of San Leandro Blvd and Marina Blvd, approximately 50 yards away from BART’s aerial track way. The driver of the vehicle was on active parole. The suspect was acting strangely and had a fake license plate attached to the vehicle. San Leandro Police conducted a search of the suspect’s vehicle and inside of the trunk located a suspicious shoebox that appeared to be wired with an alarm attached. San Leandro Officers immediately set up a perimeter around the vehicle. Train service was stopped in both directions and the San Leandro Station, which is only several blocks away, was closed until it could be searched. Alameda County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad arrived on scene and after a thorough investigation determined that BART service could be restored in both directions. A BART Police K9 and several BART Police Officers performed a sweep of the interior and exterior of San Leandro Station for anything suspicious and met with negative results. Service was restored at 1010 hours.
A patron in a wheelchair rolled off the edge of the platform and landed on the A-2 track way just as a train was approaching the platform. The train rolled over the patron and stopped with the patron laying under the train. Hayward Fire responded and rescued the patron who was transported to Eden Hospital in serious condition. Witnesses reported that the incident appeared to be an accident and no foul play is suspected.
A female on board a Millbrae bound train reportedly discharged a fire extinguisher at patrons on the train. Responding officers later determined that the female, who suffered from multiple personality disorder and had not taken her medication, discharged the extinguisher at the train ceiling, rather than at patrons. The female was transported to St. Francis Hospital for an emergency psychiatric detention. There were no reports of injury. The Millbrae train was held approximately 19 minutes.
Dublin police reported two suspected bank robbers may have fled to the BART station after being chased by their officers. Trains were held at the station to prevent the suspects' escape. A BART officer saw two possible suspects on board the train that was at the station. When sufficient Dublin units arrived, BART and Dublin officers searched the train and detained the two possible suspects. The trains were released for normal service. It was later determined that the two detainees were not involved in the robbery. Service was delayed by 30 minutes.
An adult male was standing on the platform when he passed out and fell to the trackway, striking his head. Patrons who witnessed the fall assisted him back onto the platform. Power was down for a short time and trains were held for approximately 7 minutes. Medical assistance responded and the male was transported via ambulance to receive medical treatment for his injuries.
A male entered the North Berkeley Station wearing a full-face gas mask, camouflage uniform and carrying a yellow metal box. He went to the platform and was seen waving the box in the air. Trains were held out of the station. BART and Berkeley PD officers responded and determined the male was traveling to San Francisco for a costume party and that the yellow box was a functioning geiger counter. The male was clear all files and was admonished and allowed to continue after his identification was confirmed. Trains were delayed ten minutes.
A male and female were reported fighting on a Richmond-bound train in the TransBay Tube. The train was held at West Oakland Station. Responding officers located the parties,who were both juveniles, as well as a witness. The investigation determined the male had instigated a physical fight with his girlfriend. The female sustained a minor injury and did not need medical attention. The male, who was on probation, was booked for battery on his girlfriend at San Francisco Juvenile Hall. The female was determined to be a ward of the court with a no-bail 300 W&I warrant. She was transported to Child Protective Services in San Francisco. There was a 13 minute train delay as a result of this incident.
Officers from BART, Fremont and Hayward responded to the South Hayward station to search for a person of interest in the investigation of the attempted murder of a Fremont police officer. Trains were held for about 30 minutes while officers responded and searched for the person. One person was detain by Fremont PD as part of their investigation.
A male was reported to be acting strangely on the platform. The male was standing on the yellow safety strip very near the platform edge. The male later left the platform, entered the right-of-way and walked along the tracks for a short distance before returning to the platform. There was a short train delay while the male was on the right-of-way. Officers contacted the male and determined he was unable to care for his own safety due to his mental condition. The male was transported to county hospital for an emergency psychiatric evaluation.
At Lake Merritt Station a dog, described as a black poodle, ran onto the San Francisco/Richmond track way. The dog ran towards Oakland West Station and eventually passed Maintenance Way Five. Officers responded to both Oakland West Station and Maintenance Way Five in an attempt to apprehend the dog. A train which was following behind the dog lost sight of it and after trains passing in the opposite direction couldn't locate the dog service was fully restored.
Trains were held and searched as officers assisted the Hayward Police in searching for two suspects wanted in an armed robbery (guns). The suspects, who were last reported to be running towards the station, were described as black males in their twenties, wearing dark clothing. Both were allegedly armed with handguns. Loss was a cell phone and keys.
Trains were held and power dropped while officers responded to a call of an adult male acting erratically, claiming he overdosed on hallucenogic drugs. The subject was detained without incident and transported to a local medical facility for psychiatric evaluation.
Trains were delayed for a report of two subjects in the bore, just south of the station. A train operator reported seeing one of them spraying a fire extinguisher. Responding officers were able to locate one of the subjects, who claimed to be a victim of an attempted theft, which was reportedly committed by the other subject, who was not located. The contacted subject claimed that he tried to retrieve his property by chasing the other individual into the bore and the suspect then sprayed him with the extinguisher. There was no damage or injuries as a result of their actions. The contacted party was reluctant to cooperate with the theft investigation, which is on-going. The incident caused an approximately 20 minute delay in service.
A 52-year-old man was arrested and booked for willfully injuring a child aboard a Pittsburg-Baypoint train. Patrons reported that the suspect had repeatedly struck a young girl in a stroller. The child was checked by medical personnel, then released to her mother. The suspect was booked into Santa Rita Jail.
A 51-year-old man reported that a 55-year-old man was armed and had threatened to shoot him aboard a San Francisco-bound train. The older man was detained and no gun was located. The reporting party then said that the suspect had been talking on a cell phone and the alleged threats were not actually directed toward the reporting party. The reporting party was found to have a $5,000, no-cite, domestic-violence warrant. He was booked into Glenn Dyer Jail on that warrant.
A disabled male patron lost control of his scooter while on the platform, and fell onto the trackway. Officers were already on scene, and immediately retrieved the male from the trackway. The male suffered head and leg injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment. Train service was delayed for approximately 20 minutes. 1007-3707 L12.
A sergeant and officers responded to a report of a suspicious package beneath a seat aboard an East Bay-bound train. The package was determined to be a backpack containing food. Revenue service was delayed for approximately 15 minutes.
Daly City Police Department chased a suspect onto our trackway. Trains were held and power was shut down between the Daly City and Colma BART Stations. Daly City Police located and arrested the suspect. Power and train service was restored after about 10 minutes of interruption.
Officers responded to the Ashby BART station on the report of a male subject on the trackway. Trains were held out until officers arrived on scene. Subject was contacted and had a stay-away court order from the Ashby BART station. Subject was arrested and booked for contempt of court. A second subject acquaintence was determined to be intoxicated and was arrested and booked for being unable to care himself.
Train service was delayed for approximately two hours due to a forklift that knocked a power pole onto the right-of-way at 92nd and San Leandro Blvd. in Oakland. No one was injured, although a train window was smashed. 1004-2411 L12.
A male called police dispatch and said that he was "John Gotti," had a bomb, and was going to blow up the station. A second call was received, likely from the first caller, claiming that a man with a gun had left the parking lot and was entering the station. The station was searched with negative results. Revenue service was disrupted for approximately 13 minutes.