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.
Patrons reported that a Hispanic male in his 60's entered the #1 track and walked toward the 16th Street Station. Power was dropped and officers responded. SFPD officers also responded and arrived within two minutes. They contacted the man, who refused to exit the tracks. SFPD officers had to escort the man off the tracks and he was turned over to responding BART officers. Officers determined that the man was in need of emergency psychiatric care and he was transported to SF General Hospital for evaluation/treatment. There was about a ten minute delay in service as a result of this incident.
A BART system service worker was in the process of cleaning the public restroom when a female approached and brandished a knife in a threatening manner at him. The employee retreated and called for police. The suspect went up to the platform and boarded train, but the train was held until officers could arrive. Officers located the female and detained her without incident. She was found to be in possession of a large kitchen knife and a small folding knife. The BART employee identified her and placed her under citizen's arrest for brandishing the knife. She was issued a prohibition order and booked into the Glenn Dyer Jail for brandishing a weapon.
A person apparently fell onto track way two at the North Concord Station, and was lying between the lip of the platform and the left running rail. Further investigation revealed the person was not struck by an incoming train. Officers, emergency personnel, and an ID Technician responded to the scene. The victim, who was conscious and sustained no visible injuries, was taken to John Muir Hospital. There was no evidence of criminal conduct. Service was delayed for fifty minutes. Trauma Response Team notified.
A patron reported via BART Watch that a man on the San Francisco bound train had a black handgun in a bag. Officers from BART, Alameda County SO and Dublin PD responded and searched the train. They located the man on board and detained him. A plastic toy gun was found in a shopping bag in the man's possession. Officers determined that no crime had been committed and the man was released after being identified. The toy was confiscated. There was a 20 minute delay in service as a result of this incident. TSOC notified.
Officers on the platform saw a white male in his 20's on track #1. Power was dropped and trains were held out of the station. Medical aid was requested. The man had no visible injuries, but appeared to be under the influence of narcotics. The man was assisted off the tracks and was transported to St. Francis hospital for treatment. Witnesses reported that the man jumped onto the tracks and there was no foul play. There was an 8 minute delay in service as a result of this incident.
An officer was dispatched to a male who was refusing to off board an out of service train at the station, which resulted in the train being held for over 30 minutes. An officer contacted the male, who was determined to have a $5,000 warrant for fare evasion. The male was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for interfering with a rail operation and the warrant.
A train operator reported striking a person on trackway #1 at the station. Fire and medical responded along with BART Transportation workers and BART officers. The station was closed, but trains were allowed to run through on the #2 trackway. The Fire Department determined that there was a person, who was later declared deceased, under the train. Detectives and ID Technicians were notified. Witnesses were interviewed and the scene was processed by ID Technicians before being released. The coroner responded to investigate and recover the body. Station reopened at 1048 hours.