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)
A subject was reported to be on the trackway at the West Oakland Station. The male crossed from Platform #2, trespassed onto the trackway and climbed onto Platform #1. Power was dropped on the tracks and trains were held out. Train service was delayed for 8 minutes. Officers contacted the male and determined he was under the influence of alcohol. The male was placed under arrest for interfering with rail road operations and public Intoxication. A sergeant approved the arrest and the male was booked at the Santa Rita Jail.
Officers working the protest took a suspect into custody as she intentionally held the train doors open on an in-service train, causing a delay in service. A Sergeant approved the arrest and the suspect was booked into the SF County Jail on the above listed charge. TSOC notified
Officers working the protest took a suspect into custody as he attempted to break a window on an in-service train. The suspect's actions created a delay in service. A sergeant was on scene to approve the arrest. The suspect was booked into the SF County Jail on the above listed charge. TSOC notified.
A sergeant and an officer detained two adult males for reportedly delaying the departure of a Pittsburg-bound train by repeatedly stepping on and off the train. A BART train control employee placed the subjects under citizen’s arrest for interfering with train operations, which caused thirteen (13) minute train delays on the Concord line. The subjects were issued citations and released.
Officers responded to the station regarding the report by BART Central of a subject under a train on the San Francisco/Fremont track way. Power to both of the station’s track ways was shut down, and firefighters and paramedics responded as well. Eventually, the subject was located – apparently asleep – under the train. He finally awoke and made his way onto the platform; he was not injured. Shortly thereafter, the subject was transported to the county hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. As a result of the incident, train service into the station was interrupted for approximately 20 minutes. TSOC notified.
While at the corner of 14th and Webster Streets, BART officers were flagged down by a citizen who pointed to a subject armed with a handgun. The officers then saw the subject walking nearby and waving the gun. Shortly thereafter, Oakland Police officers arrived and took lead of the incident. As officers followed from a relatively safe distance, the subject refused to obey commands to stop and relinquish the weapon. He eventually made his way into the nearby BART station where he was cornered at the north end of the Fremont/San Francisco platform by Oakland officers. There, the subject continuously refused to obey police commands and was eventually subdued by Oakland officers with less-lethal munitions. BART officers located the subject’s weapon, which was determined to be a pellet gun, in a station garbage can. The subject was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment, prior to receiving psychiatric treatment, and will be eventually booked by Oakland Police for brandishing a replica firearm and resisting arrest. Train service into the station was halted for approximately 10 minutes during the incident and train run-throughs on the incident platform continued for about 50 minutes as Oakland Police recovered evidence and performed their use of force investigation; BART officers were not directly involved in the use-of-force. TSOC notified
BART Central requested Police assistance with the evacuation of a stranded train, crowd control, and security duties as, due to high winds, several trees fell on mainline track ways and interfered with train service on 3 separate lines for three hours. No injuries were reported, but minor to moderate (District) property damage was sustained.
A patron reported that a male and female were involved in a heated argument as they entered the station. The female was crying, had a black eye and appeared to be trying to get away from the male. The male had what appeared to be a knife inside his waistband. The couple appeared to be heading for the platform, so the SF Airport train was held. Officers responded and detained both parties. Officers determined that the couple was dating and were involved in a heated verbal argument, but there was no evidence of a physical altercation. A search of the male revealed a syringe containing a quantity of suspected heroin, as well as a knife in the man's waistband. The man was arrested, cited and released for possession of narcotics and a concealed weapon. The female was identified and released. The train was delayed about 14 minutes as a result of this incident.
A male suspect contacted the station agent and reported that he was robbed at some point last night in the City of Oakland and that people were following him. The man appeared mentally unstable and an officer responded to conduct a welfare check. The man went to platform #2 and trains were held out of the station as a precaution. The man refused to cooperate with the officer and eventually pushed the officer. He was taken into custody after a brief struggle and a quantity of suspected methamphetamine was located on his person. The man was arrested for resisting arrest and possession of narcotics. While being transported to jail, the man made statements that qualified him for an emergency psychiatric evaluation. The transporting officers requested medical aid meet them at Fruitvale Station. The man was cited for his violations and transported by ambulance to Highland Hospital for further evaluation and treatment. Trains were delayed about 20 minutes on the #2 track as a result of this incident.
Patrons reported a male walking on the trackway at the station. Trains were held out and power dropped as he was seen on camera walking over the third rails to go from one track to the other. The station agent tried to get him off of the tracks, but the male sat in front of a holding train (just outside the station). Union City PD arrived and went down onto the trackway to contact him, but he rolled himself down a hill just north of the platform. Union City Police Officers went down the hill and took him into custody. BART officers arrived and took custody of the male. The male stated he was depressed and was trying to get hit by the train, so he was sent for psychiatric evaluation. The train was held outside the station for a total of 32 minutes. TSOC was notified of the delay (TSA29216-14).
Dispatch received multiple reports of shots fired at West Oakland Station. Officers responded and trains were held out of the station. Witnesses reported multiple shots fired in the parking lot near 5th & Chester Streets. A suspect on foot apparently confronted a suspect in a vehicle and fired at him. The vehicle circled the lot and returned to fire shots at the suspect on foot. The suspect on foot was described as a black male, 20-30 years old, 5'10" tall, wearing a blue sweatshirt and armed with a silver handgun. The first vehicle was described as a silver sedan, possibly a Buick. The suspect on foot got into a blue or gray sedan, possibly a Camry. The suspect vehicles fled westbound on 7th Street. Officers were unable to locate any injured persons at the stations. Local hospitals were notified. Trains were released after about a 15 minute delay. TSOC notified. Suspect information was provided to Oakland PD.
The train operator of the Pittsburg bound train reported that a patron had discharged some type of chemical inside the lead car of the train. A patron activated the emergency door release, stopping the train about 150 yards short of the platform. Nine patrons then self-evacuated to the right of way and stood on the tracks to get fresh air. The train operator got the patrons to re-board the train and the train moved to the platform, where officers intercepted the train. Officers determined that a female patron on the train had accidentally triggered a canister of pepper spray that was inside her purse while looking for another item. Patrons on the crush load train panicked and activated the door release. The release of pepper spray was determined to be accidental and no one reported any injuries. The lead car of the train was taken out of service, but the train re-boarded and continued normal service. There was about a 10 minute delay in service. TSOC notified.
A large group of about 200 protesters engaged in a protest march through downtown Oakland during the evening. The group pelted Oakland PD officers with rocks and bottles on several occasions and entered the 880 freeway from Market Street, stopping traffic in both directions for about 30 minutes. The group then approached West Oakland Station. Officers assigned to protest duty closed the gates to prevent the crowd from entering, and trains were directed to discharge passengers only. The crowd made their way to the station entrance and forced both roll-up gates partially open. Several protesters slipped under the gates and briefly entered the station, but were ejected by officers. Members of the crowd vandalized the station exterior with spray paint and one protester sprayed two officers with OC spray. The battery suspect could not be identified or arrested. All service was stopped to prevent protesters from further damaging the system. The crowd began to move away at about 2203 hours and returned to the downtown area. The officers who were sprayed performed their own first aid at the scene and were not seriously injured. Maintenance personnel were able to free the jammed gates and service was restored at about 2233 hours. TSOC notified (reference # TSA-12-27769-14).