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.
Officers responded to the Daly City Station for a report of a male brandishing a knife aboard a Pittsburg Bound train that was held at Daly City Station. Officers contacted a female victim reported the male was threatening people and pointed the knife towards her. The suspect fled from the train before officers arrived. The area was checked for the suspect but with negative results. The train was delayed for 17 minutes.
A victim reported a male stole his cell phone while he was sleeping on a Dublin bound train. The train held at the Glenn Park Station until the officers arrived. The victim told the officers that he was asleep on the train and other patrons told him the male took his phone but no witnesses came forward. The alleged suspect stated he did not have the victim's phone and allowed officers to search him, with negative results. The detained male was identified and released. The victim did not want to pursue the matter and the train was released after a 14 minute hold.
1506-1948 2230 A male threatened to commit suicide by grabbing the third rail. Trains were held out of the station and the agent was able to coax the male out of the trackway. Officers arrived and placed the male under an emergency psychiatric hold. The male was transported to a local hospital. Trains were delayed for 6-7 minutes.
A male entered the station and told the station agent that he intended to kill himself by jumping in front of a train. The man then went to platform #1. Trains were held out of the station while BART and Oakland PD officers responded. The man was detained without incident and ultimately transported by ambulance to John George Psychiatric Pavilion for evaluation and treatment. There was an 11 minute delay in service as a result of this incident.
A loud noise was heard coming from wayside between the Montgomery and Embarcadero station. BART Central advised it was an explosion from an electrical box in between the tunnels. Normal service was restored after a 20 minute delay in service. Incident train was taken to Montgomery for inspection and off-loaded. There was no fire and residual smoke was reported for a short time at Embarcadero. The ventilation system was activated. SF Fire was advised.
Two 11 year old female victims reported that while they were on the train a male suspect (BM, 50-60, 5'7", thin build, black jacket, black pants) sat near them and began grabbing his crotch. He then grabbed onto one of them but they were able to break free and move to another seat. They exited the train at the South San Francisco Station and reported the crime to the station agent. The agent saw the male in the paid area, but the male fled back to the platform. Trains were held at the station and officers responded to search the trains and the station, but they were not able to locate the male suspect. The victims left the area to go to school before officers arrived, but the school called later, so officers were able to respond to conduct interviews of the victims. Detectives were notified and station/train video is being requested.
Berkeley PD requested that trains be held out of the station while they responded to a reported robbery one block from the station. The four suspects were seen running toward the station from the scene. Responding officers saw three of the suspects in the neighborhood and gave chase, but eventually lost them on Alcatraz Avenue. The station and platform were checked for the fourth suspect, but he was not located. There was about a 20 minute delay in service as a result of this incident.
Officers responded to the AMTRAK station’s platform regarding the report of a Hispanic male suspect displaying a handgun. As the officers arrived at the station, police dispatchers saw a subject via security camera, who matched the description of the suspect, dispose of an object along the AMTRAK track way and then attempt to flee from officers; the object was later determined to be an airsoft gun. After a brief foot pursuit, officers arrested the suspect for resisting arrest. A wants/warrants check of the suspect further determined he was on active probation for assault with a deadly weapon. A sergeant responded to approve the arrest, debrief the suspect and perform the use of force investigation. The suspect was then booked into the county jail for resisting arrest, violation of probation, concealing evidence and trespassing on (AMTRAK) railroad property. It should be noted that as a precaution both BART and AMTRAK trains were held out of their respective platforms. BART trains were delayed for about 6 minutes, while AMTRAK train service was delayed by 50 minutes as officers handled the situation and rendered the area safe.
CHP officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop in the parking lot at the station. The driver, described as a black male wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, fled on foot toward the station. The suspect entered the station and was seen on the platform. Trains were held out and power was dropped. CHP and Lafayette PD officers searched the platform, but did not locate the suspect. CHP believed the suspect fled onto the tracks and went toward Orinda Station on foot. CHP officers searched the 24 freeway in both directions. BART and CHP officers boarded the SF Airport bound train and conducted a track inspection, while the train operator of the Pittsburg train checked the #1 track from Orinda to Lafayette. The suspect was not located during the search. Normal service was resumed at 2335 hours. TSOC notified (Reference #TSA-04-09182-15).
A train operator reported a person under the Richmond bound train. Medical responded and declared the person deceased. Investigators and ID technicians responded to conduct the investigation and process the scene. The coroner responded, began their investigation and removed the person from the trackway. The station was closed during the investigation, but trains were able to single track through the station on the other trackway. Service was restored at 1235 hours.
A victim reported they were robbed at gun point as they entered the Lake Merritt Station by a male suspect accompanied by two blond females. The victim reported the suspect boarded a San Francisco train that was held by officers at West Oakland. Officers conducted a high risk train search and located two blond females but did not locate a male suspect. The victim was requested to respond to the station for an In-field identification on the females but he failed to respond. The females were identified and released. The train was delayed for 18 minutes.
Witnesses reported hearing a sound and then seeing a male victim unconscious on the ground in the bus zone. A male suspect (unk race, 20's, tall/slim, black hair, multi colored knit cap) was also seen running from the area after taking a phone from the victim's hand. Responding officers contacted the victim, who was conscious upon their arrival, but they were not able to locate the suspect. Medical was called for the victim, who had some swelling to his face and a small cut on his head, but he refused to be transported for medical treatment. The victim was unsure of what had happened, but knew that his phone was missing. Officers were not able to track the phone. Station video was requested. Trains were held briefly because it was initially unknown if the suspect had entered the station after the crime.
Train Central received a report of a possible person under the train at Civic Center Station. Officers arrived and located a female that was under the train. The female stated she was on the tracks but was able to avoid being struck by the train as it passed by her. The female was not injured and was issued a citation for interfering with BART. Trains were delayed.
A patron called in to report a male hitting a female with a chain. The reporting party also reported the male was brandishing a knife. SFPD officers arrived at the station and detained the male and female. After interviewing witnesses, officers determined that the male and female were involved in a verbal dispute only and when another male stepped in, the suspect brandished a knife at him. No one was injured as a result of the incident. The incident train was held for approximately 21 minutes. The male suspect was issued a prohibition order and booked into the San Francisco County Jail for brandishing a knife.
Officers responded to the BART yard regarding a male subject, who had arrived there on an out-of-service train, reportedly attempting to scale a nearby fence and then running across the yard’s train tracks. Officers eventually arrived and arrested the subject without incident as he was determined to be too intoxicated to care for himself. Further investigation into the incident determined the subject’s actions caused a nine (9) minute train service delay. Also, wants/warrants check of the subject revealed he was on active parole for battery. Subsequently, the subject was booked into the county jail for public intoxication, trespassing on transit property and parole violation; the arrest was approved by a sergeant.
Officers responded to a report of several subjects who were on the track way south of the station. The subjects then reportedly walked onto the platform. The train operator was the reporting party. The trains were held until officers could arrive at the station. The officers were able to locate and detain the two subjects in question. The train operator placed both parties under citizen’s arrest for interfering with railroad operations. A wants check revealed that one of the subjects had a misdemeanor $5k warrant charging weapons violation issued from the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. This subject was arrested and booked into the Hayward City Jail for his warrant and for interfering with railroad operations. The other party was issued a citation for interfering with railroad operations and released. TSOC was notified.
Orinda PD requested that trains be held out of Orinda Station while they searched for two armed robbery suspects who had just robbed the Shell gas station and fled toward the station. The two suspects, who were armed with handguns, were described as black males wearing black hooded jackets. BART officers responded to assist Orinda and Contra Costa County Sheriff's deputies. The Pittsburg bound train was held at the station with doors open, while other trains were run through without stopping. A CCSO K9 tracked the suspects from the gas station to the vicinity of the station and then searched the platform and train, but officers were ultimately unable to locate the suspects on board the Pittsburg train. The Pittsburg train was delayed about 37 minutes as a result of this incident. TSOC notified.
A Fremont bound train was stopped on the track way just outside of the station behind another train experiencing mechanical problems. An adult male suspect aboard the train, "self-evacuated" and jumped down onto the track way. The suspect walked way side along the track way for approximately 8 minutes, before re-boarding the lead car of the train . The train eventually pulled into the station, where officers were waiting. Officers detained the suspect and conducted a records check. The train operator placed the suspect under citizen's arrest for interfering with railroad operations. A sergeant responded to approve the arrest. The suspect was booked into the Santa Rita Jail on the above charge. There was an approximate 8 minute train delay due to the suspect's actions. TSOC was notified (TSA-02-02731-15)