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).
Numerous suspects staged a protest on both platforms at the station. They locked themselves to a train car of a train at each platform. They used devices to link their arms together, so the trains could not be moved. Officers from BART Police and Oakland Police responded, as well as the Oakland Fire Department. The trains were evacuated of all patrons and the station was closed. An unlawful assembly order was given and eventually 14 people were taken into custody for interfering with a rail operation. Service was stopped for over one hour before trains began running through the station. The station remained closed until protesters on the street level left the area at 1252 hours. The 14 protesters were booked into Santa Rita and Glenn Dyer Jails. TSOC was notified.
BART and Walnut Creek Police officers responded to a report of a White male and Black male subject involved in an altercation with each other on board a SFO bound train. It was reported that both parties were armed with knives. This call came in from two separate callers. The officers arrived and conducted a hazardous train search with Walnut Creek police officers. The two parties in question were located, detained, and off-boarded, along with one of the reporting parties. Investigation into the matter revealed that neither party had a knife and that it was only a verbal altercation between the two. No one was one injured during this incident. The trains were delayed for approximately 21 minutes as a result. Neither party wished to pursue a complaint and both were subsequently released without further action. TSOC was notified.
BART’s Central supervisor saw an adult male subject, via security camera, standing on the edge of the San Francisco platform. Due to the subject’s unsafe position on the platform, three ‘public address’ announcements were made requesting that he move away from the edge. The subject, however, did not comply with the request so train service into the station was halted/delayed for 4-5 minutes as a sergeant and an officer responded. On their arrival, the sergeant and the officer contacted the subject as he continued to stand on the edge of the platform, facing the trackway and leaning forward. A records check of the subject revealed he had five (5) previous contacts/arrests for interfering with the safe operation of BART trains. The Central supervisor placed the subject under citizen’s arrest for interfering with train operations and the sergeant approved the arrest. The subject was then booked into the county jail for the (misdemeanor) crime as it was deemed likely to continue. TSOC notified.
Train control reported to the ISRC of a man underneath a Fremont bound train at the station. A sergeant and multiple officers responded as well as fire crews. The station was temporarily shut down and trains held out while officers and firefighters searched for the possible victim. Several witnesses reported seeing the subject purposefully laying down on the track way as the train arrived. While inspecting the track way, officers could hear the subject yelling from under the train. The train was uncoupled and the subject was rescued. The subject, who was coherent, was then transported to the Highland hospital for moderate injuries. Train run throughs were cleared to occur at approximately 1728 hours and the station was re-opened at 1801 hours. There was no evidence of foul play and the subject was placed under a 5150 W&I detention. Station video will be requested. TSOC was notified.
An off-duty Oakland Police officer reported to the ISRC that he possibly saw a subject wanted for murder on board a train. The subject was reportedly armed and dangerous. The train was held at the Macarthur Station. Officers conducted a high-risk train search but were unable to locate the subject. The train was subsequently released. The trains were held for approximately 17 minutes while the officers staged, cleared the station, and searched the incident train.
Officers responded to a report of a male in the trackway and walking towards the Bay Fair Station. Officers responded to the area and located the male at Elgin and Videll St. Officers removed the male from the trackway and determined the male was a danger to himself and others. The male was placed under an emergency psychiatric hold. The delay in service was less than 3 minutes. A track inspector responded to inspect the trackway for possible tampering or sabotage but the tracks were clear. The male was transported to a local hospital.
Officers responded to the 16th Station for a report of a male on the walkway between the 16th and 24th Street BART Stations. Trains were slowed to road manual operations and the subject was located by a train operator. The operator was able to board the male onto the train and transport him to 16th Street. The male off boarded and fled from the station before officers arrived. Train service was delayed for 6 minutes. Officer Turner completed an incident report.
Officers responded to a report of a person underneath an East Bay bound train at the station. Upon arrival, officers contacted a person who had reportedly fell onto the trackway prior to the train’s arrival, and made it safely up to the platform. According to witnesses, the person tripped on his pants and fell onto the platform. The person suffered a minor bruise to his elbow and was treated and released at the scene by paramedics. The officers determined the subject was not a danger to himself or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Firefighters arrived at the scene and made a precautionary search underneath the train with negative results. The station was temporarily closed and service was delayed for 37 minutes.
The ISRC received a phone call from the Alameda County Fire Department that there was a homeless encampment fire under the track way. The fire department further advised both the ISRC and Central that their fire crews were on the track way actively engaged with fighting the fire and requested that trains be held. A sergeant and several officers responded to the location and were able to determine that the fire department was not on our track way and that they were fighting the fire from a location nearby. The trains were released after about a 20 minute hold and the fire was eventually extinguished. There was no one found within the encampment area.
A patron on the Richmond bound train reported via Elerts that there was a suspect on the train who was brandishing a switchblade knife. The reporting party did not respond to requests for further information. Responding BART and San Francisco PD officers searched the train and located the reporting party and suspect. The investigation determined that the suspect had a small pocket knife in his possession, rather than a switchblade, and that no crime had been committed. The suspect was identified and released. The Richmond train was delayed about 13 minutes as a result of this incident.
A train operator reported seeing a person under the lip of the platform as the train arrived. Arriving officers stated the person was unconscious but did not appear to have been struck by the train. The subject regained consciousness and was able to speak to the officers. Medical personnel arrived and stated the subject had no visible injuries. It was determined the subject had been sleeping under the platform overhang and showed signs of intoxication. The subject was transported to Martinez County Hospital for psychiatric evaluation and charges will be sought for trespassing. Service was restored at 0042 hours. The Trauma Response Team, TSOC and PoliceVideo were notified.
Patrons aboard a Dublin/Pleasanton train reported a male was threatening to shoot patrons aboard the train, no weapon was brandished. The suspect was described a Black male, all black clothing and carrying a white bag. Trains were held on the platform with doors open. Prior to the arrival of the officers, the suspect exited the train that was holding on platform #1 and disappeared off video camera. Officers arrived and searched both trains for the suspect, with negative results. Trains were released and trains were directed to conduct run troughs until the station was searched. Once the station was cleared, train service resumed. Train service was delayed for approximately 20 minutes.