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.
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.