Several patrons aboard a San Francisco bound train reported the train was filling up with smoke while the train was inside the Berkeley Hills Tunnel. BART Police, CHP, Oakland Fire, Orinda Fire, and ambulances were dispatched to the scene. The train was forced to stop inside the tunnel because of a mechanical problem and a rescue train was sent to remove patrons from the disabled train. All patrons were evacuated to the Rockridge Station. 10 patrons were treated for stress related and respiratory problems. Train service was delayed and resumed normal service at 1021 hours. Zone 1 and Zone 2 officers responded to assist with the incident.
Central reported that there was a subject seen on the track way at the station picking up cigarette butts and that they had powered down. Officers responded and located the subject as he was walking on the track way towards the train storage yard. The subject was determined to mentally unstable and a danger to himself and was later transported via ambulance to the John George Mental Health Facility for psychiatric evaluation. Trains were delayed for approximately 18 minutes. TSOC and NCRIC was notified.
A patron on the Fremont train reported two suspects on the train apparently selling narcotics. The train was held at MacArthur Station and a sergeant and officer who were already at the station responded to investigate. The reporting party contacted a third officer and pointed out the two suspects on the train. The officers boarded the train to contact the two suspects and saw a quantity of suspected marijuana in plain view in one of the suspects' hands. The officers attempted to take the suspect with the marijuana into custody and he immediately resisted. The resistive suspect was taken into custody after a struggle and a concealed, loaded handgun was discovered in his waistband. The second suspect was detained without incident by the third officer and a concealed, loaded handgun was discovered in his waistband as well. The suspect who resisted was a juvenile. Record checks showed that the juvenile had an outstanding, no-bail arrest warrant for probation violation held by Alameda County. The juvenile was also determined to be a validated gang member. Record checks showed that the gun in the juvenile's possession was reported stolen out of Hayward PD. The second suspect was an adult. A search of his person incident to arrest revealed that he had a quantity of codeine tablets on his person, without a prescription. One of the officers suffered an injury to his hand while taking the juvenile into custody. Detectives responded to interview both suspects. Both suspects were issued prohibition orders prior to booking. The adult was booked at Glenn Dyer Jail for possession of a loaded, concealed firearm and possession of codeine. The juvenile was booked at Alameda County Juvenile Hall for his outstanding warrant, and for being a gang member in possession of a loaded, concealed firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of ammunition, possession of a high-capacity magazine and resisting arrest. TSOC was notified. The Fremont and San Francisco trains were delayed about 15 minutes as a result of this incident.
A patron on a Pittsburg train reported that she saw a man with what she believed was a gun in the small of his back. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, wearing a red knit cap, a long black shirt and dark pants. Both the suspect and reporting party off-boarded at North Concord. The reporting party did not stand by. The suspect was seen on camera inside the paid area, making a phone call. Trains were held out of the station while officers responded. Responding officers detained the man and determined that he did not have any weapons. The man did have a bottle that the reporting party may have mistaken for a weapon. Trains were delayed about three minutes as a result of this incident. TSOC was notified.
Officers responded to a report by witnesses of a suspicious person who off-boarded a Millbrae bound train at the MacArthur Station in possession of two handguns and left behind a silver briefcase on the train. Trains were delayed for approximately 20 minutes while the train was evacuated and searched. A bomb detection canine assisted in clearing both the train and the suitcase, which proved negative as an explosive device. Officers were unable to locate the possible suspect. TSOC notified.
A train operator reported a person under the train on trackway #2. Officers arrived and confirmed that there was a person under the train. The fire department was able to get to the person and determined that the person was deceased. The station was closed. Detectives and an ID technician were called to the scene, along with the coroner. The body was removed and service was resumed at 0806 hours. The investigation is on-going.
El Cerrito PD reported that a strong-arm robbery had just occurred at the El Cerrito Plaza Shopping Center. The suspect, who was described as a black male in his 20's, carrying a backpack and wearing a gray sweater and blue jeans, fled on foot toward El Cerrito Plaza Station. ECPD officers checked the station but could not locate the suspect. A Fremont bound train had just left the station and the suspect was thought to have boarded the train before it left. The train was held at North Berkeley Station and officers intercepted the train to search for the suspect. A male who matched the suspect description was located on the train and he was detained for further investigation. The robbery victim was brought to the station, but could not identify the detainee as the robbery suspect. Record checks showed that the detainee had an active BART Prohibition Order, valid through December 2013. The man was arrested for trespassing in violation of his prohibition order and was booked at Glenn Dyer Jail for the violation. The Fremont train was held about 16 minutes as a result of this incident.
A male subject was seen walking on the trackway from the 24th Street Station in the direction of the Glen Park Station on track #1 by the train operator of an approaching train. The train operator was able to get the subject into the lead train car of the train. He was placed under arrest by the responding officer after the train arrived on to the platform of the Glen Park Station. The subject was booked into the county jail and issued a prohibition order. TSOC and NCRIC were notified. There was a 14 minute delay to train service.
A Pittsburg bound train stopped at the station due to a report of smoke and flames underneath the train. Customers were off-boarded and the station was closed due to the smoke. BART mainline technicians, police and emergency personnel arrived to contain the scene and control traffic. Trains were single tracked in both directions, and a bus bridge was set up with County Connection to transport customers from Orinda to the Lafayette Station. Foul play was ruled out by fire investigators, who determined the fire initiated from an auxiliary power supply box located underneath train car #372. There were no injuries and full service restoration efforts are still on-going at this time.
An adult male entered the station, approached the station agent and said that he was going to harm himself. The male then went down to the platform level. Trains were held out of the station and power was taken down. The male was then seen on camera getting down onto the trackway. Officers arrived and were able to get the male off of the trackway. The trackway was inspected and trains were released to normal traffic. The male was transported for psychological evaluation. Trains were held on the incident trackway for 27 minutes.
As a train was pulling into the station, a male was walking on the yellow strip and leaning into the path of the train. An officer on the platform saw this activity and (believing that the male was timing his jump in front of the train) grabbed him and pulled him away from the edge of the platform. The train operator also saw the male and attempted to stop the train short of the normal stop location. The male was eventually transported to the hospital for psychiatric evaluation.
Multiple reporting parties contacted dispatch to report that a male was bothering a female patron on the Richmond bound train. The suspect was described as a black male in his 30's, 5'10" tall, with a slim build, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and jeans. The train was held at San Leandro Station when callers reported that the male was physically attacking the female victim. The suspect fled from the station and responding officers were unable to locate him in the area. The victim suffered a cut to her lip and was treated at the scene by paramedics, but she declined further medical treatment. The victim was familiar with the suspect and identified him by name. Officers went to the suspect's last known address in San Leandro, but the suspect was not there. The victim and witnesses reported that the suspect was attempting to take the victim's backpack, but that he was unsuccessful. The case will be forwarded to detectives for follow-up investigation. The incident train was held about 15 minutes as a result of this incident.
The on duty Station Agent saw (via camera) a suspect walk into the track 2 bore toward Civic Center Station. Two BART Officers responded to the scene and apprehended the suspect between MP 9.32 and MP 9.34. The suspect was subsequently arrested for public intoxication and trespassing. The area was searched for any suspicious items, none were located. Trains were delayed for 41 minutes. A Sgt approved the arrest. The suspect was booked at the San Francisco County Jail. TSOC was notified.
A Dublin bound train reported striking a tree at milepost 13.0 on the M2 track, near Maintenance Way 2, between Glen Park and Balboa Park Stations. Officers assisted in evacuating patrons to the rear of the train and that portion of the train was moved to Balboa Park Station. None of the passengers reported any injuries. Officers examined the scene and determined that the wind broke a large branch off of a tree near the maintenance way and the branch fell on the tracks. There did not appear to be any foul play involved. Officers assisted with crowd control at Balboa Park and Daly City Stations while normal service was resumed.
A female victim reported being robbed of her iPhone at gunpoint while on board a Pittsburg bound train approaching Powell Street Station. The suspects were described as two black males. The first suspect was dressed in all black clothing and was wearing black eyeglasses. The second suspect was dressed in all white clothing. One of the suspects was reported to be armed with a chrome colored handgun. Officers at the station checked the station and surrounding area, but were unable to locate the suspects. The victim's phone was not equipped with tracking. The victim was not injured. There was a 9 minute delay in service as a result of this incident. TSOC notified.
The OCC Supervisor witnessed a male suspect walking off the end of the platform into the TransBay Tube. The male was seen on the tunnel camera walking on the catwalk toward Oakland. BART Officers boarded a Pittsburg train which was run on the #1 track in road manual to search for the suspect. Multiple patrons who had been on the platform stated they saw the suspect enter the tunnel, but not return to the platform. Trains were held out on the #2 track. Additional Officers responded to Embarcadero Station to provide security at the bores. A Sgt responded to the San Francisco Transition Structure. Additional Officers responded to the Oakland Transition Structure. Officers located the male inside the tunnel on the M1 side at about MP 6.2 and took him into custody without incident. They transported him by train to West Oakland Station. Normal service was resumed after an approximately 21 minute delay. The suspect was identified. Officers determined that the suspect was a danger to himself. The suspect was issued a citation for violation of 369i PC and was transported by ambulance to John George Psychiatric Pavilion for 5150 W&I. TSOC notified.
Albany Police reported that they were getting reports of something falling off the BART aerial track way near Solano and Masonic Ave. in Albany. Officers and a sergeant responded to the area and discovered that passing trains were causing collector shoes and cover boards to fall off from the track way and onto the ground below. Service was shut down on the affected R1 track way and the area below was cordoned off by BART officers and a sergeant. There were no reports of property damage or injuries as a result of this incident. One of the residents additionally reported that he saw three individuals on this particular track way around 0100 hours. The OCC supervisor was advised of this, and she confirmed that they had a crew assigned to work in this area around that time. An officer conducted a visual inspection of the track way area and found nothing suspicious. BART workers responded to the area and made repairs. BART officers and the sergeant cleared from the area after the repairs were made. Train run throughs along the R1 track way were shut down from approximately 1112 hours to 1228 hours.
Patrons at MacArthur Station reported that a female suspect was in possession of a stun gun and that she claimed to have a gun in her backpack. The suspect cursed at patrons and boarded a Millbrae bound train. The suspect was described as a black female, 40-50 years old, wearing a yellow shirt and a black jacket. The train was intercepted at 19th Street Station and a suspect matching the description was found. The suspect attempted to walk away from officers and had to be physically restrained. Officers located a stun gun wrapped in the woman's jacket. She actively resisted being detained, but was finally taken into custody. Based on her behavior and statements, officers determined that the woman was a danger to herself and others as the result of a mental illness. She was detained for psychological evaluation. One officer suffered minor injuries taking the suspect into custody. The woman was transported to the hospital and once she is medically cleared, she will be booked for battery on a peace officer and resisting arrest. No gun was found. A prohibition order was issued.
A patron reported to the station agent that there was a man on platform #2 with a gun in his hand. The suspect was described as a black male with dreadlocks and baggy pants, sitting in a wheelchair. Trains were held out of the station while officers responded. The suspect used the elevator to descend to the concourse and an officer contacted him there. A search of the man's person and belongings revealed no weapons. The reporting party did not remain at the scene to provide further information and it appeared that the report of a weapon had no merit. Trains were released after an 8 minute delay. The suspect was released at the scene.
A male suspect reportedly stole a female patron's wallet and punched her several times. The victim was able to recover her wallet. Patrons on the train tried to prevent the suspect from leaving the Fremont train, but the suspect eventually got off the train. The victim boarded the Millbrae train without contacting the police. The suspect was described as a black male, about 25 years old, wearing a black leather jacket, with a bike. Cameras in the ISRC located a man matching the suspect description standing near the agent's booth and responding officers detained him without incident. After the officers contacted the suspect, a witness confirmed that the man who was detained was the person who stole the victim's wallet and punched her. Officers intercepted the Millbrae train at Powell Street Station to try and locate the victim, but she did not come forward. Because there was no victim located in this case, station and train video will be requested to determine if there is sufficient evidence to charge the suspect with a crime. The Fremont train was delayed approximately 16 minutes as a result of this incident.
A male suspect was seen stealing a bike (Salsa Fargo 27-speed mountain bike) valued at approximately $5,000 from the Bay Fair Station. The suspect boarded a Fremont bound train with the bike. A witness to the theft also boarded the train and reported that the suspect was attempting to sell the bike to patrons on the train. The train was held at Hayward Station with the doors closed. Officers responded from South Hayward and Bay Fair Stations to try to detain the suspect. When officers arrived at Hayward Station, the witness to the theft pointed out the suspect and officers detained him without incident. The victim, who was also on the train, identified the bike in the suspect's possession as the victim's property. Several witnesses also came forward to assist with the investigation. The train was released after an approximately 24 minute delay in service. The on-call detective was notified and responded to take over the investigation. The suspect was arrested for felony grand theft and transported to Castro Valley Station. The suspect refused to speak with the detective, although he made incriminating statements to witnesses on the train. The suspect was booked at Santa Rita Jail for grand theft.
Patrons reported via 911 that a man was on the platform acting erratically. The man, who was described as a black male, about 25 years old, bald and wearing a green sweater, was yelling and throwing a baseball at the tracks. The man then jumped down to the tracks, causing OCC to briefly drop power. The man returned to the platform and trains were placed in road manual. The man boarded a Pittsburg train and further reports were received from patrons that the man was acting strangely on the train. The Pittsburg train was held while officers responded via MUNI. Officers contacted the man and determined that he had an outstanding $5,000 arrest warrant for failing to register as a sex/arson registrant, held by the Alameda County Sheriff's Department. There were no complainants for disturbing the peace, but the Communications Specialist who saw the man enter the tracks via camera, made a citizens arrest for trespassing on railroad property. The man was booked at San Francisco County Jail for his warrant and for trespassing on railroad property. There was an 11 minute delay in service as a result of this incident.
Berkeley police requested that a Fremont train be held because two Berkeley male robbery suspects, at least one of whom was armed with a gun, were believed to be aboard. The train was held at MacArthur station. A BART police sergeant and three officers responded to the scene. BART police personnel accompanied Berkeley police to the platform and assisted in the train search. Oakland police secured the concourse level of the station. Berkeley police detained four people initially, then released one of them. Berkeley police recovered an air-soft pistol and two backpacks, at least one of which contained marijuana. Once Berkeley police recovered the evidence and photographed the area in which the items were found, the train was released. The train was held for 30 minutes. TSOC was notified.
Officers responded to a report of a man having fallen to the floor and lost consciousness aboard Pittsburg/Bay Point train #363. The officers arrived at 2341 hrs. They located the subject, who was passed out and had a knot on his head. At 2345 hrs., they requested a code 3 ambulance for the man. The subject, who appeared to be intoxicated, was taken to a local hospital by ambulance. The train was released at 2357 hrs.
A sergeant and officers responded to a report of a woman who may have been cutting herself aboard a train. Pittsburg/Bay Point train #363 was held for 7 minutes while police located the woman and off-boarded her. The woman had a cut on her wrist and was determined to be in need of a psychiatric evaluation. The woman was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.