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.
Patrons reported two males involved in a fight on the Millbrae bound train. Officers and SFPD officers responded and located both parties. The investigation determined that the suspect battered the victim on the train. The victim declined to make a complaint. Officers determined that the suspect qualified for an emergency psychiatric evaluation. He was detained and transported to San Francisco General Hospital for evaluation. He was issued a prohibition order prior to booking. The Millbrae train was delayed about 11 minutes as a result of this incident.
Train operators reported that a black female suspect was acting erratically and was banging on train windows. The woman was attempting to force open the doors of trains by pulling the doors apart as the trains left the station. An officer located the woman, who appeared to be passed out on an SFO bound train. The officer determined that the woman was intoxicated in public and he attempted to place her under arrest. The woman resisted being arrested and additional BART and Contra Costa County Sheriff's deputies responded to assist. The woman was taken into custody for public intoxication and resisting arrest. Paramedics at the scene believed she was under the influence of alcohol and methamphetamine. The woman was medically cleared at County Hospital and then booked at the Martinez Detention Facility. There was a 13 minute delay in service.
Officers responded to a report of a person under a Fremont bound train at the platform. The injured person was found conscious on the platform with major head injuries. A witness saw the person attempt to jump in front of the train, but hit the side of the train and fell onto the platform. Medical personnel arrived at the scene and transported the injured person to Eden Hospital in Castro Valley. The train was evacuated, the station was closed, and BART Central began single tracking trains. Crime Scene Technicians responded to the scene. The on-call detective, Trauma Response Team, and TSOC were notified. At 2149 hours, the investigation was completed and service was restored.
Officers deployed for a crowd event at the Oracle Arena reported hearing shots fired. A male gunshot victim ran into the station with an apparent bullet wound to the arm. Code 3 medical attention was requested, but the victim declined assistance and refused to cooperate. He left the station in a vehicle with several friends before medical aid could arrive. The suspect was only described as a black male, wearing a white hooded sweatshirt. The suspect reportedly fled on foot, possibly back toward the Arena. Trains were held briefly while officers checked the station and platform, but no one matching the suspect description was located. Evidence was located on the pedestrian walkway that connects the Coliseum complex with the BART station that indicated the shooting took place in Oakland PD's jurisdiction. OPD was unable to respond, so our officers collected the evidence as a courtesy.
Officers responded to a report of a man in possession of a gun on the Amtrak platform. Upon their arrival, the man threw the gun across the platform and onto the BART station platform. The suspect was taken into custody without incident and the weapon was located. The suspect was taken to Martinez County Hospital due a complaint of pain from a prior injury. The suspect will be booked for possession of a concealed weapon. A lieutenant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest and conduct the use of force investigation. Train service was delayed for 16 minutes. TSOC notified.
Officers responded to the platform on a report of a partially naked woman on a Richmond bound train. Upon contact, the subject was uncooperative and resisted the officers by hiding under the train seats. A record check revealed the woman had an outstanding $20,000 arrest warrant out of Berkeley for violation of probation. Medical personnel arrived and transported the female to Alta Bates Hospital for treatment prior to being booked for the warrant and resisting officers. Trains were delayed for 30 minutes. A sergeant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest and conduct the use of force investigation.
The on-duty station agent reported an unattended package was plugged into an outlet on the Amtrak station platform. BART and Amtrak Police responded and closed both the Amtrak and BART stations. K-9 officers searched the area for possible secondary devices with negative results. The Walnut Creek Bomb Unit arrived to inspect the package, which was destroyed with negative results. Bus service was set up with AC Transit to transport passengers near the Richmond Station from the El Cerrito Del Norte Station. The station was re-opened and service was restored at 2238 hours. TSOC notified.
Dispatch received a transfer from the CHP that an anonymous person said an explosive device was on board an AC Transit bus at the station. The bus was ultimately cleared of passengers and the station was closed while BART Police and Alameda County deputies searched the area. The county explosive ordinance detail unit arrived at the scene and determined there was no explosive device on the bus. K-9s searched the station and surrounding area with negative results. Revenue service was restored after approximately two hours. TSOC notified.
A female victim reported she was inappropriately touched as she was on board the train and that the suspect was still on board the train. The victim stated she would be able to identify the suspect. An officer checked the train and located and detained a subject matching the description in the rear train car. The trains continued to hold so that other arriving officers could check the rest of the train consist. A check of the rest of the consist yielded negative results. An officer transported the victim to the Coliseum Station where she was unable to identify the suspect who was being detained. The trains were held for approximately 13 minutes as a result of this incident.
Trains were held at the station for twenty-five minutes while officer searched the 16th and Civic Center stations for two individuals who were reportedly in possession of handguns. Officers searched the train with negative results, but detained two men at the Civic Center Station. The men were positively identified by the reporting party, but did not possess any weapons. The detainees were released at the scene.
A train operator reported seeing a man walking south off the platform and on the track way. Upon arrival, officers detained a person who was positively identified by the operator, but did not want to press charges. The subject was identified and released at the scene. Trains were held for six minutes. TSOC notified.
The ISRC initially received a report from Comm Spec of a subject on track way 2, in front of the train. It was later reported that the subject was under the train. BART officers and a sergeant responded as well as fire and medical. Upon arrival, officers received reports from several witnesses that the subject, who was earlier underneath the train, crossed over to the opposite track way, and then fled from the station. Officers and Fire department personnel checked to confirm that there was no one underneath the train before it was released. Video Recovery CSO Reed was also advised to recover the station video. During the investigation, it was learned that the subject in question (described as a Black male, 5’10”-6’00”, wearing a gray or white hooded sweatshirt) possibly left his back pack on the platform prior to jumping onto the track way. The incident train operator, along with multiple witnesses stated that it appeared the subject intentionally jumped into the track way. There was no evidence of foul-play. With information found in the back pack, the ISRC was able to identify who it possibly belonged to, along with a last known home address near the Fruitvale Station. Officers posted positions at the Hayward and Fruitvale stations in case the subject returned. Other officers from Zone 1 responded to the subject’s home address. Residents of this address stated that the subject recently moved out. A photo obtained by the ISRC was shown to the incident train operator but was unable to positively identify the subject as the same subject he saw jump in front of his train. There was a 25 minute delay in service as a result of this incident.
A patron reported to the station agent at Orinda Station that a man on the SF Airport bound train was acting strangely and was in possession of a handgun. The train was intercepted at Rockridge Station. The suspect was described as a white male in his 40's, bald, wearing a pink long sleeved shirt. Officers responded and located a male matching the suspect description near the agent's booth. The man was detained and admitted to having a replica gun in his bag. A search of the man revealed the replica BB gun in his bag, as well as a syringe of suspected heroin. The man was arrested. The man told officers he had just bought the BB gun and had taken it out to look at it on the train. Officers determined that the name the man provided was false and they confirmed his true identity. Record checks showed that the man had an outstanding no-bail arrest warrant for burglary, held by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. The man was booked at Glenn Dyer Jail for possession of narcotics, possession of a replica firearm, providing false information to a peace officer and his outstanding warrant. There was about a ten minute delay in service as a result of this incident. TSOC notified.
A male entered the station and told the station agent that he wanted to jump in front of a train. He then went to the platform. Power was dropped and trains were held out of the station while officers responded. The man sat on the platform edge and then went onto the tracks, before returning to the platform. The station agent was able to convince the man to return to the concourse, where arriving officers detained him. The man was transported to the county hospital for emergency psychiatric detention. Trains were delayed for about ten minutes as a result of this incident.
A male victim entered the station with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Witnesses reported hearing several gunshots in the area. Officers responded but did not locate any suspects in the area. The victim was transported to Eden Medical Center for treatment. The victim's wounds did not appear to be life threatening. The victim was not cooperative with investigating officers and witnesses provided conflicting descriptions of possible suspects. Officers located the crime scene in the station bus zone. The on-call detective responded to coordinate the investigation. Hayward PD and ACSO assisted with area searches and collection of video evidence. TSOC notified. The station was closed for about 70 minutes as a result of this incident. Trains ran through, but did not pick up or discharge passengers. The investigation is ongoing.
Officers responded to a report of a person walking on the trackway southbound from the station. Power was shut down for twenty-nine minutes while officers searched for the individual to the Hayward Station with negative results. The person possibly exited the trackway via an emergency door at the end of Elgin Street. TSOC notified.
A male subject entered the station and told the station agent that he intended to grab the 3rd rail before going to the platform. Power was dropped and trains were held out of the station while officers responded. The man was seen on camera going down to track #1 and standing between the running rails. Officers were able to convince the subject to return to the platform and he was detained without incident. The man was transported to Alta Bates Hospital for emergency psychiatric evaluation. Trains were delayed about 10 minutes as a result of this incident.
A male victim was stabbed in the arm while on board the Fremont bound train approaching Lake Merritt Station. The victim got off the train and collapsed on the platform, where patrons rendered first aid. The suspect remained on board the train. The suspect was described only as a short black male with a dark complexion, a short afro haircut and in possession of a silver bike. A bald Hispanic male may have been with the suspect. The train was intercepted and searched at San Leandro Station. Several possible suspects were detained, but witnesses could not identify any of the detainees as being involved in the crime, so they were released after being identified. The victim was transported to Highland Hospital for treatment of a significant, but not life threatening wound. The on-call detective was notified. The incident train was taken out of service. TSOC notified.
Trains were held for approximately twenty minutes while Berkeley officers searched the Richmond bound train for four robbery suspects that may have entered the station. A few minutes later, BART officers assisted in the search, and four possible suspects were taken off the train before it was released. No one was injured.
A male threatened to physically harm a female aboard a Pittsburg bound train. Officers intercepted the train at the Walnut Creek Station and removed the male from the train. Trains were delayed for 5 minutes. The male was not in possession of a BART Ticket and was cited for fare evasion. The female placed the male under citizen's arrest for criminal threats. A records/warrant check showed the male had a BART Prohibition Order in effect and was in violation of that order. The male was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility. The male was given a second prohibition order. A Sgt. approved the arrest.
An off-duty station agent reported that a male suspect was walking through the Millbrae bound train, holding a large knife in his hand. The suspect was described as a white male in his mid-20's, with short hair, wearing a black jacket and blue jeans. The train was held at Pleasant Hill Station with doors open. BART officers, along with Contra Costa County Sheriff's deputies, responded to the call. Officers located a suspect matching the description provided by the reporting party and detained him at the rear of the train. The suspect claimed he was looking for someone who he believed had stolen some of his property. The reporting party confirmed that the suspect had brandished the knife at him while walking through the train, so the suspect was arrested for brandishing a weapon. The knife in the suspect's possession qualified as a dirk/dagger. The suspect was issued a prohibition order and was later booked at the Martinez Detention Facility for brandishing a weapon and possession of a dirk/dagger. TSOC was notified. The Millbrae train was held about 11 minutes as a result of this incident. There were no injuries.
At 1652 hours, BART PD Dispatch was advised that an individual was under a train at the Montgomery Station. BART PD, BART Transportation, and SF Fire responded to the station. The individual was removed from under the train and was sent to the hospital for a head injury, unknown if life threatening. The case is under investigation. Train service was restored at 1745 hours. All notifications were made.