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.
Several patrons on board the Daly City bound train reported being exposed to pepper spray. Witnesses reported that two females, who had been involved in a dispute earlier in the day, encountered each other at Powell Street Station on board the train. The two females resumed their argument and one sprayed the other with pepper spray. Several patrons in the vicinity were also exposed to the spray. The suspect was described as a white female, 30-40 years old, 6' tall with a thin build, and shoulder length blond hair. The suspect fled to the street and departed in an unknown direction. Several patrons were treated at the scene, but none required transport. A search of the area by SFPD and BART officers failed to locate the suspect. Because pepper spray had been used on the train, OCC elected to take the train out of service and take it to the yard for cleaning.
A train operator reported seeing a male suspect wayside near the interlocking between Embarcadero and Montgomery Stations. Service was delayed slightly as incoming trains approached in road manual mode. The suspect returned to the platform and the station agent followed him until responding officers detained him. Record checks showed that the suspect had a stay-away order from all BART stations. The man was arrested for trespassing on railroad property and for violation of a court order and was booked at the San Francisco County Jail.
SFPD advised that a parental abduction had occurred near the 24th Street Station. It was reported that the father had abducted the child and had fled towards the station. At 1734 hours, a station agent reported that SFPD units were inside the station and were searching a train that was on the platform for the suspect. Additional SFPD units responded to the 16th Street Station and started searching trains at that station. BART officers and a sergeant responded to the stations to assist. SFPD requested additional trains to be searched at Civic Center and Powell Street. At 1756 hours, all trains were released after a 22 minute delay. Train service was restored and the suspect was not located inside the BART system.
The train operator on a northbound train reported possibly striking a person on the A2 track, south of South Hayward Station. Responding officers located a victim under the train and paramedics determined that the victim was deceased. A rescue train evacuated the patrons on board the incident train without incident. No injuries were reported by the patrons on the incident train. Service was suspended between South Hayward and Union City Stations for the remainder of revenue service. There is no indication of foul play. The investigation is ongoing.
BART Central reported a Millbrae bound train derailed near the station due to a track switching problem. There were no injuries and customers were evacuated from the train. Power to the trackway was shut down, the station was closed, and a bus bridge was set up to facilitate the passengers traveling between the Pleasant Hill and Pittsburg/Baypoint stations. BART Police assisted in crowd and traffic control. Restoration of service is scheduled for the next day.
Patrons on board a Pittsburg bound train reported a couple involved in a verbal and physical altercation while the train was between South San Francisco and Colma Stations. The female party was identified by witnesses as the primary aggressor. Officers intercepted the train at Glen Park and detained both parties. Their investigation determined that the couple had a child together. The male victim was not injured. The female was arrested for misdemeanor domestic violence and was booked at the San Mateo County Jail. The Pittsburg train was delayed about 15 minutes as a result of this incident. The male victim was uncooperative and refused all domestic violence resources.
A male patron exiting a train accidentally bumped into a male suspect. The suspect pulled a handgun from his waistband and brandished it at the patron in a threatening manner to express his displeasure at being bumped. The suspect was reported to be in the company of a nondescript black female. Trains were held out of the station. Responding officers located the male suspect on the platform and took him into custody without incident. No firearm was located. The victim positively identified the male suspect as the person who brandished the firearm. Officers continued their search and located a female suspect at the other end of the platform who was acting suspiciously. The female suspect resisted being detained for investigation. Officers located a loaded .38 caliber revolver concealed inside a shopping bag in the female's possession. The victim identified the female as the woman who was with the male suspect during the incident. Record checks showed that the male suspect was on juvenile probation for assault with a deadly weapon with great bodily injury, out of Contra Costa County. The male was arrested and ultimately booked at Santa Rita Jail for brandishing a firearm, possession of a loaded, concealed firearm, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and probation violation. The female was arrested and booked at Santa Rita Jail for possession of a loaded, concealed firearm. Both suspects were issued prohibition orders prior to booking. Trains were delayed about 18 mintues as a result of this incident. TSOC notified.
An officer responded to a report of a man who was drunk and harassing patrons on a Millbrae bound train. Upon detention, the suspect because resistive and a TASER had to be used to take him into custody. A warrant check on the suspect revealed an outstanding no-bail arrest warrant out of the California Department of Corrections for parole violation. The train was held for 18 minutes. A sergeant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest and conduct the use of force investigation. The suspect was taken to Peninsula Hospital for clearance prior to being booked for resisting arrest, the warrant, and public intoxication.
Several witnesses reported a man yelling and vomiting inside a train car. The male continued to act irrational, causing the train operator to off board patrons. The man said he had just lost his son and was distraught. An officer arrived at the scene, and had to activate his TASER in order to subdue the person. A sergeant responded to the scene to approve the arrest and conduct the use of force investigation. The subject was taken by medical personnel to Highland Hospital prior to being transported to John George Psychiatric Hospital for an evaluation. The train was held for 37 minutes.
A patron on the Milbrae train reported that a Hispanic couple was involved in a heated verbal argument. The couple off-boarded at 24th Street Station and witnesses reported that the fight had become physical. The couple could be seen on camera pushing each other and swinging their fists at each other. Trains were held while officers responded. Both parties were taken into custody without incident. The investigation revealed that the couple was involved in a dating relationship and that the physical fight was mutual. Neither party was injured. Both parties were arrested. An Emergency Protective Order was obtained for the female. The male declined. Both suspects were issued prohibition orders before being booked at the San Francisco County Jail for misdemeanor domestic violence.
The train operator of a Fremont bound train reported that a subject was under the train. Within minutes, the first responding officer arrived on scene and located the victim under the train. The victim, a White male reportedly in his 70's, was conscious and breathing. The victim was able to crawl out from under the train. The victim did not have any obvious injuries, but complained of pain to his head. Medical personnel transported him to a local area hospital. The station was closed for 26 minutes as a result of the incident. It is unknown at this time if the victim intentionally jumped in front of the train, or fell from the platform. On-call Trauma Response Team members were notified.
A male suspect forced his way into the train operator's cab of a Richmond bound train and refused to leave. The train operator was not injured. Power was dropped and BART and Union City officers responded. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. It appeared that the suspect was under the influence of controlled substances and was having some type of psychotic episode. There was no damage to the train and no injuries to anyone. The suspect was transported to the hospital for evaluation. When medically cleared, he will be booked for trespassing on railroad property and for parole violation. NCRIC and TSOC notified. There was an approximate 25 minute delay in service on the A2 line.
A male subject used the white courtesy phone on the platform to call the station agent and request the police, because he believed that people were following him. The man then jumped onto track #2. The man refused to leave the tracks and he sat down to smoke a cigarette. Power was dropped and trains were held out while officers responded. Officers were able to talk the man back onto the platform and he was taken into custody without incident and detained for emergency psychiatric evaluation. Trains were delayed about 14 minutes as a result of this incident. After the subject was sedated at the hospital, a small amount of suspected methamphetamine was found in the subject's mouth. Record checks also revealed that the subject had an outstanding no-bail arrest warrant for parole violation, held by Contra Costa County. Hospital staff concluded that the subject's behavior was the result of drug use, rather than a psychiatric condition. A criminal hold was placed with the hospital and once the subject is cleared, he will be booked at the Martinez Detention Facility for his warrant, possession of narcotics and trespassing on railroad property.
A train operator reported to BART Central that there was a male walking on the trackway between 12th Street Station and West Oakland Station. Trains were held out of the area and power was taken down. Responding officers located the male on the trackway and tried to make contact with him. The male ran onto the elevated trackway and headed toward the West Oakland Station. The male reached the station, but rather than entering the platform, he positioned himself on the edge of the trackway and threatened to jump to the ground below. Officers engaged him in conversation and after almost one hour, they were able to coax him away from the edge, where they grabbed onto him and were able to take him into custody without injury to either the male or the officers. The male was transported by ambulance for psychiatric evaluation. The incident caused a delay of approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. TSOC was notified.
A male victim reported that he was beaten and robbed of cash on platform #2. Trains were held out of the station and responding officers searched the station, but were unable to locate the suspects. The suspects were only described as two black males, one wearing a black shirt and the other a gray shirt. The victim declined medical attention.
A patron on board the Fremont train reported that her cell phone had been snatched by a male suspect. The suspect was described as a black male in his early 20's, wearing a camouflage hooded sweatshirt, with the hood up. The victim reported that the suspect got off the train and then re-boarded another car. While officers were responding, the station agent reported that the suspect may have fled from the station on foot. Responding officers were unable to locate the suspect in the area. Once the victim was located, officers discovered that the theft of the phone actually occurred in the city of Oakland and the victim saw a person who may have been the person who stole her phone. The Fremont train was delayed about 12 minutes as a result of this call.
A victim reported that a male brandished a weapon and attempted to stab him on the train platform of the Civic Center Station. The victim and his friends chased after the suspect as he fled from the station. Trains were held out, causing a three minute delay in service. Officers arrived and searched the area for the suspect but with negative results. Suspect was described as a Hispanic male, wearing a black hoodie, black pants and was had a mustache. The station was checked and the trains went back into service. Station video was requested. TSOC notified.
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.