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.
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.