A victim reported that a male suspect (BM, 6'1", blue sweatshirt, goatee) grabbed his cell phone from his hand and then threatened him with physical violence. The victim off boarded the train to make the report. The train was searched at the West Oakland Station, resulting in a 20 minute delay. The suspect was not located. The victim was not injured during the incident. The phone was not able to be tracked. Station and train video will be requested.
Central reported that there was a subject seen walking into the Transbay-Tube from the Embarcadero Station. This was confirmed by surveillance video that showed the suspect walking back and forth between trackways via the gallery doors. A sergeant and Officers from Zone 1 set up a Transbay Tube search of the trackways and gallery while a second sergeant and Zone 4 officers staged at Embarcadero. At one point, the suspect walked back to the Embarcadero Station and he was taken into custody without incident. As a precaution, inspections were performed of both trackways as well as the gallery. The suspect was arrested on a citation for trespassing and providing a false name. TSOC was notified.
Dispatch received calls regarding the same individual who was on the track way at different times. Officers were finally able to locate the subject near the BART platform stairway that leads to the airport connector. The subject claimed to have a knife and stated that he wanted to commit suicide. A sergeant arrived and the officers attempted to verbally gain compliance from the suspect. Trains were held out as a precaution and a second sergeant responded with a LIMS. The subject, who produced a knife and held it at his own throat, ran from the officers and out of the station towards the Hegenberger overpass. Multiple responding officers gave chase to the suspect as the suspect continued to wield a knife. The officers attempted to TASE the suspect multiple times but were initially unsuccessful as the suspect tore them off his body. The officers were finally able to take the suspect into custody after he was TASE’d a fifth time while on the overpass. The subject was deemed to be a danger to himself and was taken to the hospital for psychiatric evaluation. None of the officers were injured as result of this incident. A use of force investigation is being conducted.
A victim reported that he got into a verbal argument with another subject who then showed him a gun in his waistband. The suspect was last seen at the bus stop at the station. Berkeley PD Officers arrived and spotted the possible suspect in the bus zone in front of the station. Per the request of Berkeley PD, the station was temporarily shut down and trains held out. BART PD officers arrived and the suspect was taken into custody without incident. No gun was recovered, and the suspect was eventually released. A use of force investigation was conducted.
A patron reported that a male subject had fallen onto track #2 while running for a train. Officers responded and trains were held out. Before officers could arrive, the station agent escorted the man off the tracks, and train service was restored. Officers determined that the man had been drinking, but that he did not intend to enter the right of way. The man suffered minor injuries in his fall and he was transported to John Muir Hospital for treatment. Trains were delayed about 7 minutes as a result of this incident.
A sergeant and officers responded to the track way area at 5th and Clay Streets regarding the report by a San Francisco bound train operator of a 2006 Toyota truck colliding into the #1 track way there; the train operator managed to safely stop the train short of the collision scene. Arriving officers located the male driver of the truck who, while not visibly injured, displayed the objective symptoms of alcohol intoxication. Train service was halted between the West Oakland and 19th Street Stations while the truck was removed from the track way, via tow truck, and as track inspections were performed of the affected track(s). The driver of the involved truck was subsequently placed under arrest on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. As a precaution, officers transported the driver to the hospital for medical clearance before booking him into the county jail. No injuries were reported. As a result of this incident, train service was delayed by approximately 1.5 hours.
A male subject entered the station and told the agent that he wanted to die, before walking to the platform. Trains were held out, but the man left the station shortly thereafter. At about 1948 hours, the man returned and went to the platform again. Trains were held out, and when the man jumped onto the tracks, power was dropped. The man walked southbound on the tracks and officers responded to try and intercept him. The man turned around and walked back toward the station, balancing on the third rail cover boards. The man returned to the platform and then jumped over the wall and fled through the parking lot toward Dixon Street, where officers detained him. The man was found to be in need of emergency psychiatric care and he was transported to John George Hospital for evaluation/treatment. Trains were delayed about 16 minutes as a result of this incident.
Officers located an ice chest (cooler) placed near the entrance to the police substation. No threats had been received. Because no explosive detection K-9s were on duty at the time, a request went out to our allied agencies. The UC Berkeley PD had a K-9 available, but because the cooler had been placed at the entrance to the police office, they determined that it should be checked out by their bomb squad. The item was x-rayed and determined to most likely not contain explosives. It was eventually examined by one of their specialists and found to contain water and miscellaneous items (including some wire). Trains were held briefly while the item was x-rayed and again later when it was opened. TSOC was notified of the incident (TSA-07-19380-16).
Officers responded to the station regarding the report of a White male suspect who threw a wooden pallet onto the number 1 track way. The train operator of a Daly City bound train entering the station shortly after the pallet was thrown managed to stop the train, but not before its lead car struck the pallet. The train’s passengers, who did not report any injuries, were escorted from the train and transferred to a replacement train. The incident train, which did not appear to have sustained any damage, proceeded to a nearby maintenance yard for further inspection. The suspect (described as 40 years of age; wearing blue jeans and a blue shirt) was not located. Officers requested station video. The incident caused a train delay of approximately 30 minutes. TSOC notified.
A patron reported that a black male, 30-40 years old, holding a half empty bottle of liquor, was apparently passed out and unresponsive on platform #2. Officers responded to check on the man's welfare and found that he was in possession of an open container of alcohol. Officers attempted to determine whether the man was able to care for himself, but the man became combative. A lengthy struggle ensued on the platform and trains were held out for safety. The suspect continued to struggle with four officers, and was ultimately placed in the WRAP device to control him. The man was arrested for public intoxication and resisting arrest, and he was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility. Trains were delayed about 13 minutes as a result of this incident.
A patron reported that their iPhone 6 was stolen from their hand while on a Pittsburg bound train approaching Civic Center Station. The suspects were described as 5-6 males and females, aged 18-20 years. The primary suspect was described as a Hispanic of Pacific Islander female, with a black pony tail, wearing a red sweatshirt. The train was held with doors closed, but the suspects used the emergency release to exit the train. The suspects were seen exiting the station to UN Plaza. The victim's phone was tracked to the area of 5th & Market Streets, and a witness reported that the group entered a Subway restaurant. However, officers checked the restaurant and found it to be empty. It appeared that the suspects re-entered BART at Powell Street Station and boarded a Pittsburg train there. Officers intercepted the train at MacArthur Station. The suspects were not located on the train, but the victim's phone was found on the traling car. The victim declined to make a complaint.
A small private plane crashed at the Hayward Yard. This resulted in one fatality (pilot) but no other injuries. Service was restored at 1351 hours. TSOC notified. FAA and NTSB responded to conduct their investigation.
Officers responded to a report of a person inside the tunnel near Powell Station. The suspect was escorted back to the station platform and arrested for interfering with the operation of a railroad.
The ISRC received a report from BART Central of a person beneath the train on the M-2 track way. Police and fire personnel responded to the station and located a male victim beneath the Pittsburg bound train. The victim was conscious and talking with first responders. Third rail power was shut down while fire personnel rescued the victim from beneath the train. The victim was eventually transported to an area hospital for what is believed to be non-life-threatening injuries. An ID technician also responded to process the scene. At this time, it is believed that the incident is not the result of a criminal act. The station was closed for approximately one and a half hours before normal service was restored. The Trauma Response Team and TSOC were notified. TSOC report #TSA-05-14231-16.
A train operator reported striking a person with the train between Hayward and South Hayward Station. Officers and medical aid responded and located a female under the train. The female was conscious and breathing, but not responsive. She was transported for treatment and was in surgery at the time of this entry. She is in critical condition (possibly life threatening injuries). ID technicians responded to process the scene. The trauma response team was notified.
A female victim reported that a female suspect attempted to take her cell phone, but the victim fought back and was able to retain the phone. The suspect jumped down onto the track way and went to another platform, but later crossed back over the tracks to return to an awaiting train. Trains were held out of the station and power was taken down until officers detained her and located the victim and a witness. The victim was not injured as a result of the incident. The suspect was interviewed with the assistance of detectives, issued a prohibition order and then booked into the Santa Rita Jail for attempted robbery and interfering with a rail operation.
A train operator reported having to stop short to avoid a male who was on the track way at the station. The male boarded a north bound train and was contacted by officers at the South Hayward station. The train operator identified him as the same person who was on the tracks and placed him under citizen's arrest. Officers were unable to confirm the male's identity, so he was booked into the Santa Rita Jail for the violation and to be identified.
BART Central reported a male on the trackway just south of the station. Officers responded and located the male on the tracks. Eventually a train operator was able to coax the male onto the train and returned him to the station, where officers took him into custody. The male was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for interfering with a rail operation. The case resulted in a 20 minute train hold. TSOC was notified of the case (TSA-04-11081-16). A second male was also seen on the tracks, just north of the station, but he walked back onto the platform and exited the station prior to officers locating him.
Patrons reported a male striking a female on a train holding at the station. Officers responded and contacted the male suspect, the female victim (girlfriend of the suspect) and witnesses. The victim did not want to cooperate with the investigation and had no visible injuries, but witnesses identified the male suspect and gave statements to the officers that the male had battered the female. The victim refused medical aid and/or an emergency protective order. She was offered domestic violence reference material. The suspect was issued a prohibition order before being booked into the Redwood City Jail for domestic violence. The incident resulted in a 25 minute train delay.
Reports were received of a male suspect acting erratically and throwing a bike onto the tracks. The suspect went to the SF/Fremont platform and officers attempted to detain him. The suspect fled through the SF train and violently resisted officers. The suspect was finally taken into custody and placed in a WRAP device. There were no complainants for any criminal violations. The suspect was transported to John George Pavilion for psychiatric evaluation and treatment. The Millbrae train was delayed for about 8 minutes. There were no injuries as a result of this incident.
Patrons on board the Millbrae bound train reported that a male suspect was acting erratically and brandishing a knife, while making verbal threats. The suspect fled on foot, dropping the knife, when officers arrived. Officers captured the suspect on the street above the station. None of the witnesses wished to pursue a criminal complaint against the suspect. Officers determined the suspect was in need of emergency psychiatric detention. The suspect was transported to SF General Hospital for evaluation and treatment. The train was delayed about 5 minutes as a result of this incident. There were no injuries. TSOC notified.
A train operator reported seeing a male suspect on the trackway just outside the station. Trains were held out of the station. A station agent then saw the male on the trackway and watched him walk back onto the platform. Officers were able to contact the male on the platform. Trains were then released to normal operations. The male was placed under citizen's arrest for interfering with a rail operation and booked into the San Francisco County Jail for the charge. TSOC was notified of the incident.
Patrons reported that two males were involved in a fight on the Fremont bound train, which was held at Hayward Station. Officers detained one suspect, but the second managed to flee before officers arrived. Witnesses reported that the two men were involved in a mutual fight. The detained suspect had some minor scratches on his face as a result of the fight. He was ultimately transported to St. Rose Hospital for treatment. He was released without charge, as there were no complainants willing to make a citizen's arrest. The train was delayed about five minutes as a result of this incident.
An officer was dispatched to check on a report of a female battering a male. The officer located the two parties and witnessed the female kicking the male. He was able to take the female into custody for the battery. The female was issued a prohibition order before being booked into the Glenn Dyer Jail for domestic violence. The male victim, who had no visible injuries, refused an emergency protective order and/or medical attention.
Initial report of a person being struck by a train. A person was located on the tracks several hundred feet from the station at about 44th Street. The person stated that his boyfriend was underneath the train. A search by Fire and Police personnel resulted in the initial report having no merit. In order to control the person a use of force occurred. A Sgt conducted the use of force investigation. The person was placed on a psychiatric hold.