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.
The BART communications specialist received a report of a fight occurring on platform #2 and a male on the ground. Dublin/Pleasanton train #509 was held at the platform when patrons reported that there was blood inside of it and that three men had sustained head injuries. San Francisco police detained four suspects on an adjacent street and a gun was recovered. It is believed that one or more of the suspects pistol whipped the victims. The victims were transported to San Francisco General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. BART police sergeants responded to the scene. The on-call detective is currently meeting with the San Francisco police personnel who handled the preliminary investigation. The BART Police Department will conduct the investigative follow-up. Train service was delayed for one hour. Investigative Update: At 0200 hrs., the detective advised that San Francisco police had one man and three women under arrest for assault with a deadly weapon in this case. The detective spoke to two of the suspects, neither of whom provided him with any useful information. The other two suspects invoked their right to silence and declined to speak to him. The detective spoke with the victims, who are not seriously injured, at the hospital. The detective is working with San Francisco police to prepare the case for charging by the district-attorney’s office.
A sergeant and officers responded to a report of a fight on a Pittsburg/Bay Point train. Passengers were reporting that one suspect was armed with a gun and another had a knife. Police personnel detained three men. The first man was intoxicated and in possession of a piece of rebar. The second man was intoxicated and had mentioned something about having a gun. The third man had given the first man the piece of rebar to use to defend himself against the second man, who was being belligerent. It was determined that the dispute had been verbal only. No weapons were used or located. The piece of rebar was taken as evidence. The first man and the second man were arrested for public intoxication and booked into Glenn Dyer Jail. The sergeant approved the arrests. The third man was identified and released. Train service was delayed for 12 minutes. TSOC was notified.
The station agent called to report hearing gun shots near the station. Shortly after the initial call, the agent called back to say there was a male with a gunshot wound at the station (bus zone area). Officers and medical attention arrived and the victim was transported to a local hospital by way of helicopter. The suspects were not located. Investigators and ID technicians responded and the investigation is on-going. The station was closed and trains were held out briefly. Trains were eventually allowed to run through until the station was reopened at 1330 hours. TSOC was notified.
Officers were dispatched to the station on a report of a person who was waving his arms in a jumping motion while on the northbound platform. At 1622 hours, a witness reported the same person had just jumped in front of a Daly City bound train that was coming into the station. Officers, medical personnel, and evidence technicians arrived at the scene. Detectives were notified. The station was closed and both tracks were temporarily shut down. At 1634 hours, the person was confirmed deceased. BART Central was able to set up a bus bridge with AC Transit to transport passengers to the South Hayward and Bay Fair stations. The Trauma Response Unit was notified and the coroner arrived at 1811 hours. At 1906 hours, the station was re-opened and service restored. TSOC notified.
The train operator of a Pittsburg bound train reported striking a person and that the person was under the train. Officers and medical responded and located a male with major injuries on the trackway. The male was declared deceased and the coroner was notified. Detectives and ID techs were called to the scene. The station was closed, but trains were allowed to run through on another trackway. The coroner arrived at the scene at 0959 hours. Once the scene was processed and the victim removed, the station was released for normal traffic at 1107 hours. The investigation is on-going.
Dispatch received a CHP transfer of a subject seen climbing over the fence and on to the trackway from West bound Highway 24. As officers arrived on scene they observed a male subject who walking on the tracks towards the platform of the station. The subject continued walking until he was safely back on the platform where he was met by the officer. The subject was cited for trespassing and released from the scene. Train service was disrupted for 6 minutes. TSOC and NCRIC were notified.
A male subject was seen walking on the trackway from the Powell Street Station in the direction of the Civic Center Station on track #2. A search of the trackway by the responding officers yielded the subject on the walkway of the tunnel. He was placed under arrest and the brought safely back on to the platform. A records checked revealed that he had an outstanding warrant out of SFPD for graffiti in the amount of $15, 000. While in custody he was determined to be a danger to himself, and also possibly under the influence of alcohol. He was transported to the hospital on a psychiatric detention and will be booked into the jail once he is cleared for the outstanding warrant and for interfering with railroad operations. TSOC and NCRIC were notified. There was an 8 minute delay to train service as a result.
An anonymous person called to report a male on board the train with a machete. When questioned by the dispatcher, the reporting party said the male was holding the machete above his head and threatening people on the train. No other calls were received, but the train was held at the 16th/Mission Street Station and SFPD was notified. SFPD officers arrived at the station and contacted a male on the train matching the description. The male was in possession of a large knife in a sheath, but was not creating a disturbance. SFPD Officers said that no one on the train was willing to make a complaint or said that he was creating a disturbance. BART officers took custody of the detained male and determined that he was intoxicated in public. The knife was taken for safekeeping and the male was booked into the San Francisco County Jail for public intoxication. Train car video has been requested. The original reporting party's phone number is answered by a fax machine, so he was unable to be reached. The train was held for approximately 13 minutes. TSOC was notified.
An officer responded to a report of a man holding a woman in a headlock and pulling her hair aboard a Pittsburg/Bay Point train. A sergeant and officer arrived and assisted the primary officer in detaining the suspect and locating witnesses aboard the train. The suspect was arrested for domestic violence and providing false identification to a peace officer. The sergeant approved the arrest and debriefed the suspect. The suspect was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility. There was a 20 minute train delay as a result of this incident.
A patron reported that three males had approached him in the parking lot and demanded his property. The victim, who did not give up his property, ran into the station and reported the crime to the station agent. Two of the suspects fled the area and were not located, but one suspect entered the station and went up to the platform. Trains were held out of the station until officers arrived and detained a male matching the description given (approx. 10 minute train hold). Meanwhile, another male victim called to report that a short time prior, a male suspect had approached him on a San Francisco bound train and displayed a gun while demanding his property. That victim gave the suspect his wallet and cell phone and the suspect off boarded the train at West Oakland Station. That victim stayed on the train and reported the crime when he got to San Francisco. The victim from the parking lot identified the detained suspect as one of the three who had tried to rob him. The victim from the train responded back to West Oakland, and although he was unable to positively identify the detainee as the suspect who robbed him, the suspect was found to be in possession of that victim's wallet and cell phone. The suspect was also found to be in possession of a pellet gun. The suspect was interviewed by detectives before being booked into the Glenn Dyer Jail for robbery and attempted robbery. Station and train video have been requested. TSOC was notified of the case.
A train operator reported a male on the roof over the platform at MacArthur Station. Officers responded and tried to talk the male into getting off of the roof. The two trackways directly below him were closed to train traffic. The male, who was a danger to himself, eventually jumped off of the roof, onto a train, which was at the platform. Officers attempted to detain the male, but he was able to jump off of the train and climbed the fence onto the freeway. After a few minutes, the male climbed back over the fence, onto the trackway and eventually climbed onto another train near the station. Officers attempted to convince the male to come down from the train, but he refused. An officer was able to grab onto the male and held him as he slid off of the train. Officers on the ground were then able to physically detain him despite his efforts to resist. Trains were then released to normal operations at 0715 hours. The male was transported to a local hospital for evaluation and then will be transported to a psychiatric facility. Once cleared, he will be booked for an outstanding CDC warrant. The incident, which resulted in a major system wide delay, was reported to TSOC.
Train service was interrupted for 17 minutes because a man had entered the trackway at the north end of the station. BART police officers responded to search for the suspect. San Francisco police located the suspect and transported him from the scene for a psychiatric evaluation. TSOC was notified.
A male caller reported that there was a man with a gun on the Richmond train. The man was only described as wearing a blue jacket. The call disconnected when the caller was asked for further information. Dispatchers were able to call the man back and he stated that the suspect was near him and he could not answer questions. The call disconnected again and further attempts to contact the reporting party went to voicemail. The train was held at Bay Fair and all other trains were held out of the station. Officers conducted a hazardous search of the train, but did not locate anyone matching the suspect description. The reporting party did not come forward. Trains were delayed about 9 minutes as a result of this incident. TSOC was notified.
A male caller reported that there was a man with a gun on platform #2. The suspect was described as a white male, about 6'7" tall, wearing all white clothing. The caller disconnected when he was asked for more information and his call-back number was not captured by the dispatch computer system. Trains were held out of the station and the station agents kept additional patrons from entering the station. Platform camera showed no one matching the suspect description in view. Officers conducted a search of the station, but found no one matching the suspect description in the station. Trains were delayed about 11 minutes as a result of this incident. TSOC was notified.
A patron reported, via a transferred 911 telephone call, that a man had walked off the north end of the 16th & Mission platform into the tunnel leading to Civic Center station. The suspect was last seen on the catwalk adjacent to the M1 tracks. A sergeant and four officers responded. Power to the tracks was dropped. Officers proceeded to search the tunnel on foot because one officer was advised that the suspect appeared to have been trying to touch the electrified-third rail. Officers located the subject lying down in the tunnel next to a cross-passage door, adjacent to the M1 track. The area was searched and nothing suspicious was found. The man was taken aboard a train and transported to Civic Center station. The subject could not carry on a coherent conversation, or explain why he was in the tunnel. He was determined to be in need of a psychological evaluation and was transported to San Francisco General Hospital. Train service was delayed for 36 minutes. The TSOC was notified.
A caller reported that a male subject walked to the north end of the platform, looked around and then deliberately set a backpack down and left the station on foot. Trains were held out and the station was closed as a precaution. The male subject was described as a short Hispanic male in his early 20's, with dark hair, wearing all black clothing. While the station agent was clearing the platform, the male returned and claimed his backpack. Responding officers detained the male and examined his backpack, but found nothing hazardous inside. The male was identified and was clear in all databases. He told officers he had forgotten an item in his car and had run down to get it, leaving his backpack behind. The man was admonished and allowed to continue on his way. He elected to not take BART and left the station. Trains were delayed about 7 minutes as a result of this incident. TSOC notified.
A sergeant and four officers responded to a report of a fight aboard a Dublin/Pleasanton train at the station. While police personnel were en route, the station agent advised that a passenger said that a man on the train had a gun. A man, who fit the description of one of the involved parties, was detained on the concourse. He had apparently been pepper sprayed by the female companion of a male with whom he had been fighting. No gun was located on the suspect, on the train, or in the station. No one came forward claiming to have actually seen a suspect with a gun. The man declined medical treatment and said that he did not wish to have anyone prosecuted for pepper spraying him. The subject was released because the other involved parties could not be located. Train service was delayed for 20 minutes.
O4/14/13 1948 hrs. A woman reported that a man had briefly entered a restricted area, the catwalk adjacent to track #1 at the north end of the platform. Officers located the suspect, who had boarded a train. They discovered that the suspect had a no-cite, $2,500 San Mateo Co. misdemeanor trespassing warrant. The reporting party declined to place the suspect under citizen’s arrest for trespassing into the restricted area. The suspect was arrested on the warrant, debriefed by a sergeant, and booked into the San Francisco Jail. Train service was delayed for approximately 5 minutes. TSOC was notified.
Patrons reported a male holding another male in a headlock on the train. Officers responded and contacted the suspect, victim and witnesses. The suspect and victim were in a dispute over a seat on the train when the suspect attempted to punch the victim and then put him into a headlock. Other patrons tried to intervene, and were able to separate the two. During the investigation, it was reported that a patron had used a stun gun to stun the suspect during the struggle, but that person did not make themselves known to the officers on-scene initially. The suspect was placed under citizen's arrest for battery by the victim. Once medically cleared, the suspect was transported to the Martinez Detention Facility for booking. The victim was not injured. Train/station video has been requested. The person with the stun gun called later to provide their identity and a statement. The train was delayed for approximately 13 minutes.
A sergeant and three officers responded to a report of a man holding a knife, mumbling to himself, and harassing a woman aboard the train. When the officers arrived, the reporting party advised that the suspect had not threatened anyone with the knife, and had only been holding it. The suspect was subsequently arrested for being intoxicated in public. The sergeant approved the arrest. The suspect was booked into Glenn Dyer Jail. Train service was delayed for 13 minutes.
Several reports were received that there had been a battery on board the Richmond train approaching West Oakland Station. A group of three female suspects was creating a disturbance on the train. One of the suspects, described as a black female about 18 years old, wearing a black jacket, white shirt and black pants, had reportedly punched a female patron in the face and then pushed an elderly female patron to the floor. The train was held at West Oakland Station and officers responded to the call. The suspects got off the train and fled on foot from the station. When officers arrived, they were unable to locate the suspects in the area and the victims declined to make a police report or pursue a complaint. There was a 12 minute train delay as a result of this incident. Neither of the victims was injured.
Two patrons reported to the agent at 12th Street Station that there was a disturbance on the Millbrae bound train that just left the station. A black male about 19 years old, 5'8" tall, wearing a blue shirt and jeans was reported to be chasing a black female about 16 years old, wearing a blue shirt and black jacket, through the train. One of the reporting parties said he had seen a revolver in the male's waistband when the male suspect lifted his shirt. The train was held at West Oakland and Oakland PD was notified. The station was closed briefly to prevent additional patrons from entering the scene. BART and Oakland officers coordinated a hazardous train search and determined that the train was clear. None of the parties were located. The reporting party who claimed he had seen the gun on the male suspect's person was re-contacted, but he became uncooperative and would not meet officers to provide a statement or speak on the phone. Trains were delayed approximately 14 minutes as a result of this incident.
Officers responded to a report of a man on the Fremont platform brandishing a gun. The officers searched the station with the assistance of Oakland police personnel. No one with a gun was located. When ISRC/police dispatch tried to re-contact the reporting party, it was determined that the call-back number was not a valid number. Trains were delayed for approximately 12 minutes as a result of this incident.
The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department called to give us the description of a suicidal subject who may have already cut himself. They said that his cellphone was pinged in the area of our Pittsburg Station. Officers checked the station with negative results. A short time later, they called back to say that his phone appeared to be on a train approaching Walnut Creek Station. A sergeant and officers were dispatched to check the train. A sergeant located the subject (with bandages on his arms) and he refused to off-board the train. Walnut Creek PD officers arrived to assist in taking the subject into custody, but the subject resisted the detention. The subject was eventually detained and transported by ambulance for psychiatric evaluation. The train was held for approximately 18 minutes as a result.