Patrons reported six male teens acting boisterously on the platform. The teens threw at least two large traffic cones onto track #1, preventing trains from entering. The group then boarded the train on platform #2. Trains were held in the station while SFPD and BART officers responded. SFPD detained six juveniles who may have been involved. BART officers took over the investigation and found that there were no witnesses or complainants at the station. All six juveniles were identified and their guardians were contacted. They were released at the scene. There was a train delay of about 20 minutes as a result of this incident.
The station agent reported that a female with no shirt on was in the station acting erratically. The woman pulled the fire alarm and then apparently returned to street level while officers responded to the call. Before the officers arrived, the agent reported that SFPD officers had chased the woman back into the station and that the woman had jumped from the concourse to the platform level of the station, suffering significant injuries. The woman was transported by ambulance to SF General Hospital, where she was later pronounced deceased. Officer learned that the woman had been creating a disturbance on city streets and had vandalized a nearby business, which led to SFPD officers searching the area for her. Trains were run through the station while the woman was treated and the officers conducted their investigation. The station was not reopened for revenue service. The deceased had no identification and the coroner is still attempting to identify her. Due to the officer involved fatality, SFPD is conducting their own investigation of the incident. There is no indication of foul play. TSOC notified.
Officers responded to the Bayfair Station for a report of a fight involving 10 people, aboard a Dublin bound train. Officers arrived and detained the involved parties. A train window was cracked during the incident.
Officers responded to the station regarding a male suspect walking on the (#2) track way toward the Civic Center Station. One of the officers boarded a train, traveling at road-manual speed, and located the suspect lying on the third rail - midway between the Powell and Civic Center stations. Track way power was turned off at this point as the two remaining officers walked to the suspect’s location, safely detained him and returned him to the Powell station. The suspect was determined to be a danger to himself due to a mental health illness, and transported to San Francisco General Hospital’s Psychiatric wing where he was placed on a 72-hour psychiatric hold. As a result of this incident, train service was delayed for approximately 30 minutes. TSOC notified (TSOC incident log #19713).
A BART employee contacted an adult male who was on an out of service train, just outside of the station. The male pulled the emergency door handle and jumped out of the train. He then walked down the right of way, back to the station platform. An officer contacted him as he was exiting the station. The employee returned to identify the male and place him under citizen's arrest. The male provided identifying information that could not be confirmed, so he was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on the listed charges. The incident resulted in an 18 minute train delay.
A person reported to the station agent that a male, who may have just boarded a Millbrae bound train, was in possession of an assault rifle. Trains were held out of the station and the incident train was held at the station until El Cerrito PD and BART officers arrived to search the station/trains. Officers detained a male suspect who matched the description given, but he was not in possession of any weapons. Both the reporting party and the detained individual were identified and ultimately released. The incident train was delayed 24 minutes as a result of the incident and numerous secondary trains were delayed.
A train operator reported a male suspect walking along the “cat walk” of the number 1 track way, between the 12th Street and West Oakland stations. Officers responded to various locations (e.g., MW 5, West Bay bound train, etc.) in order to locate the suspect before the train operator of a San Francisco bound train managed to coax him onto the train. The train then proceeded to the West Oakland station where an officer detained the suspect and determined he was too intoxicated to care for himself; the suspect was also placed under citizen’s arrest by a train operator for trespassing on the track way. Subsequently, the suspect was booked into the county jail for the violations. An officer and train operators performed track inspections, but found nothing unusual. As a result of this incident, train service was delayed by 10-15 minutes. TSOC notified (TSA #12-33204-15).
A female entered track #2 and sat down between the rails, telling patrons that she wanted to die. Power was dropped and officers responded and eventually got the woman back to the platform. The woman was transported by ambulance to County Hospital for emergency psychiatric evaluation. Service was interrupted for about 17 minutes on track #2, as a result of this incident.
The station agent received a report that a male was kicking a female on the platform, and that he had chased her onto the Richmond bound train. The train was held and officers responded to investigate. The male suspect was detained and the female victim was located on the train. The train was released after an 11 minute delay. Independent witnesses advised the officers that the altercation between the two parties was a verbal argument and that the battery report was unfounded. The male was released at the scene after being identified.
San Mateo PD called the ISRC and requested for trains to be searched for a murder suspect they were looking for. San Mateo PD further advised that one of their officers was pinging the suspects cell phone and that it indicated that the ping was coming from the Colma Station. An earlier ping showed that the suspect may have been at the SFO Station. A simultaneous search was conducted of multiple trains holding at the Daly City and Colma Stations by BART and allied agencies. The officers were unable to locate the suspect in question. Trains were held so that the officers could await cover and search them.
A train operator advised that there was a subject who entered the bore at the south end of the 12th Station. Officers coordinated a search for the suspect via train and eventually saw that the train operator of a Daly City bound train was able to get him to board his train while still on the track way. The Daly City bound train was requested to hold at the Oakland West Station with doors closed. Upon the officers’ arrival, the train operator reported that the suspect walked to the last train car. The officers located the subject in question in the last train car. The officers who saw the suspect in the track way were unable to identify the suspect in question but the train operator was. The train operator placed the suspect under citizen’s arrest for interfering with railroad operations. A wants check revealed that the suspect had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for his arrest for trespassing issued from the San Mateo County Sheriff’s office. The suspect was deemed a danger to himself and so was transported to for psychiatric evaluation. The suspect additionally had numerous previous contacts with this agency for 5150W&I and trespassing on railroad property. The suspect is to be booked for his warrant and for trespassing on railroad property once he is cleared. Trains were delayed for about 23 minutes as a result of this incident. TSOC was notified.
Officers were dispatched to a report of a male creating a disturbance on the train and scaring patrons by yelling that he needed money and was only going to ask once. The train was held at the station until officers could arrive and contact him. A records check revealed a no bail warrant for assault with a deadly weapon and burglary. No one wished to make a complaint regarding the original disturbance, so he was booked into the Glenn Dyer Jail for the warrant. The case resulted in a 15 minute train delay.
Officers responded to the station regarding a suicidal adult male who eventually jumped onto the number 3 track way and walked into the tunnel toward the Wye; track way power was shut down at this point. Officers eventually detained the subject without incident and escorted him to an awaiting ambulance. The suspect was then transported to the county’s psychiatric pavilion as he was deemed a danger to himself. As a result of this incident track way power was shut down for approximately 15 minutes.
Patrons on the platform reported that a group of people entered the #1 track and walked into the tunnel toward San Bruno Station. The next northbound train conducted a track inspection of the #2 track, but found no one. Officers boarded the next southbound train and conducted a track inspection of the #1 track, but found no one. Once both tracks were cleared, trains were released for normal service.
A male reportedly entered the trackway at the Embarcadero Station before boarding a train to West Oakland, where he entered the trackway again and then got back on the platform. He was contacted by responding officers, who determined that he was too intoxicated to care for himself. He told officers that he had entered the trackway at both stations to urinate. No one was available to place him under citizen's arrest for entering the trackway, but he was booked into the Glenn Dyer Jail for public intoxication.
A male victim was seated on the train car when an adult male suspect began punching him (unprovoked). The suspect pulled the victim to the floor of the train car and began kicking him in the head. The suspect was contacted by an officer at the station and refused to comply with the officer's orders. When the suspect began to head in the direction of the injured victim, the officer tased him and was able to take him into custody. Medical aid was requested for the victim and suspect. The victim was transported for treatment for his serious, but non-life threatening head injuries. The suspect, who was also under the influence of alcohol and making suicidal statements, was to be medically cleared at the hospital before being placed on a psychiatric hold with a criminal hold for the above charges. He was also issued a prohibition order. Detectives were notified of the case. The train, which had to be taken out of service for blood exposure, was delayed for approximately 17 minutes as a result of the incident.
A train operator reported seeing an adult male on the elevated track way, just north of the San Leandro Station. Trains were held out of the area while officers responded. Central allowed a nearby train to conduct a track inspection and the train operator was able to convince the male to board the train. The train was brought to the San Leandro Station where officers contacted the male and determined that he was in need of psychiatric evaluation. No one was injured, but trains were delayed approximately 17 minutes as a result of the incident. TSOC was notified.
A train operator reported seeing a male climb the fence to enter the trackway. Trains were held out of the area briefly. A train operator convinced the male to board a train and officers were able to contact him at the station. It was determined that he was trying to fare evade into the system and that he had a no bail parole violation warrant. No one was willing to place him under citizen's arrest for interfering, so he was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for the warrant. TSOC was notified of the case.
A suicidal males sister called and reported she received a text photo of the male lying on the trackway of a BART Station. According to the sister, the male is depressed, has attempted suicide in the past and has not taken his medication. The male resides in Pittsburg. All stations were immediately searched and trains were ordered to stop and proceed into the stations at road manual. All stations were searched in an attempt to locate the male but with negative results. T Mobile "pinged" the male's cell phone and the last cell tower used was in North Richmond, away from BART. The search of the BART system resulted in a system wide delay of 20-30 minutes.
BART and Berkeley officers responded to the Berkeley Station to search for robbery suspects. Trains were held out while the platform was searched. Two males were detained on the platform and one resisted arrest resulting in a use of force by a BART officer. A sergeant responded to conduct a use of force investigation. The male continued to resist and was placed in a WRAP. Berkeley PD is handling the case. Trains were delayed 13 minutes.
Dispatch received a report of a subject who jumped in front of a Dublin bound train and now under the train on track way 2. A sergeant as well as other officers responded along with fire and medical who located the subject and confirmed he was deceased. BART PD evidence technicians also responded to the scene. Statements from several witnesses revealed that the subject intentionally jumped in front of the train. Trains were delayed for from the 1326 to 1516 hours as a result of this incident. There was no evidence of foul play and detectives were notified of the incident. TSOC was also notified.
Dispatch received a report of a fight between a Hispanic male and an African American male on board the Fremont bound train. It was then reported by arriving units that the Hispanic male jumped onto the track way and then started fleeing south through the tunnel bore on track way 1. Additional units responded and it was soon learned that the Hispanic male had just robbed the male victim of his cell phone. The male victim’s cell phone did not have tracking ability. Officers staged at the south end of the bore opening near the Oakland Shops to conduct a search of the track way while other officers stayed on the platform at the Lake Merritt Station. Power was requested to be shut off as the officers at the bore conducted a search of both tunnels. The officers were eventually able to locate the suspect on track way 2 and take him into custody without incident. Trains were delayed for approximately one hour as a result of the incident. The victim was able to positively identify the suspect and he was initially taken to the Highland Hospital for minor injuries. Detectives were notified of the incident and later interviewed the suspect. A sergeant conducted the use of force investigation. The suspect was transported and booked into the Santa Rita Jail for robbery and trespassing onto railroad property. He was also issued a Prohibition Order. TSOC was also notified. (TSA # 0821885-15)
A patron reported that a male had climbed over the wall at the south end of platform #2 and gone to the tracks. Power was dropped on the #2 side. The man returned to platform level, but remained wayside on the emergency stairs. Officers responded and detained the man without incident. Officers determined that the man qualified for emergency psychiatric detention. He was transported to County Hospital for evaluation/treatment. There was about a 10 minute delay on the #2 track as a result of this incident.
Officers on board a train arriving at Powell Street Station heard the train operator announce that a subject had jumped onto the track way in front of the train. The train stopped short of the subject and the subject climbed back onto the platform. The officers contacted the subject who appeared to be intoxicated. The subject stated that he accidentally tripped and fell onto the track way and the he did not want to hurt himself. The train operator told the officers that it appeared as though the subject intentionally jumped onto the track way in front of the train. Trains were released after a 10 minute delay. Officers detained the subject on a psychiatric hold for evaluation.
Officers responded to a report of a man becoming hostile with patrons. Upon arrival of the officers the man stepped onto the trackway, causing a minor delay in service. Officers removed the man from the trackway without incident, and the man was deemed a danger to himself. The man was cited for trespassing and transported by medical personnel to John George Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.