The Clayton Police Weekly Activity Report:

The times shown indicate when the incident was reported to the PD.


  • None.


  • 5400 Clayton Rd.  Drive While License Suspended; Petty Theft.  A 27-year-old Concord male was arrested after being contacted by officers.  He was released on his signed promise to appear.  (07/26/15 – 2000 hrs.)
  • Eagle Peak Ave.  Warrant.  A 27-year-old Clayton male was arrested after being contacted by officers.  He was released on his signed promise to appear.  (07/27/15 – 1952 hrs.)


  • 5400 Clayton Rd.  Petty Theft.  (07/26/15 – 2000 hrs.)
  • Karken Pl.  Burglary – Vehicle.  (07/28/15 – 1033 hrs.)
  • Semillon Cr.  Grand Theft.  (07/28/15 – 1308 hrs.)
  • Cardinet dr.  Petty Theft.  (07/28/15 – 1648 hrs.)


  • Pine Ln.  (07/27/15 – 1217 hrs.)



One of Concord’s finest stepped up to the plate and hit a home run on Saturday afternoon on Concord Blvd.

Here’s the story from a Claycordian who witnessed the kind gesture.

Just thought I’d share a picture from Saturday that might make people smile. It’s of a Concord Police Officer that pulled over to buy some lemonade from some kids that set up a stand on Concord Blvd.

He stood there chatting with them for a while and I’m sure it made their day.

Great story, thanks for sharing, and big props to the Concord Police Officer.



Concord Police are asking for your assistance to capture a wanted man.

The following information is from the Concord Police Dept.:

James G. Beldin (03/17/1963), has been identified as a suspect in a robbery and assault with a deadly weapon that occurred in the downtown Concord area. Beldin is a parolee at large and a sex registrant (PC-290).

Beldin is described as a white male adult, 6 feet tall, 180 lbs, brown hair and hazel eyes. Beldin has been recently seen driving around in a gold 1991 Honda Accord with a California license plate of CA 6CGG337 (photo attached).

If you see Beldin, please call 911 and advise the police of his location. Do not attempt to apprehend Beldin as he may be dangerous.

If you have information regarding Beldin’s whereabouts, please contact Corporal Blakely at 925-250-9561 or email him at



Missing person – Lee Archer is a 74-year-old white male who was last seen at 5:10pm. He was wearing a white baseball cap, tan jacket and khaki pants.

Archer has dementia and is known to walk to Rudgear Park and the surrounding area.

Please be aware that WCPD has multiple officers, search and rescue and a helicopter looking for him.

If you see him please call 911.

UPDATE, 10:12pm: He has been located.


Did everybody see the “Blue Moon” last night?

Thanks to Cal for the photo on the left, and to Sean for the one on the right.

Click on each one for a much larger view.


Click on each photo above to view the Concord Police Arrest Report (four pages).

Names of those arrested are not included in the report

The last two numbers in each address have been deleted to respect the privacy of any possible victim(s).

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This is the Concord Police weekly burglary report. Please click on the image for a much larger view.

This week, Concord had 22 burglaries. The week before, Concord had 13, and before that, Concord had 11 burglaries.

The last number in some of the addresses have been deleted to respect the privacy of the victim(s).

According to the Concord Police, the report shown above only includes approved reports. Some burglary reports might not be written or completely approved, which is why they are not included in this post.



Click on the photo above to check out what’s happening this week in beautiful Downtown Martinez!

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Gov. Jerry Brown today declared a state of emergency in California to mobilize additional resources in the fight against a series of wildfires including the Wragg Fire in Napa and Solano counties.

The proclamation today noted that fires burning in more than a dozen counties across the state have damaged thousands of acres and strained state and local resources.

“California’s severe drought and extreme weather have turned much of the state into a tinderbox,” Brown said in a statement. “Our courageous firefighters are on the front line and we’ll do everything we can to help them.”

Brown previously declared a state of emergency in January due to the drought that the state has experienced for the past four years, which has increased the risk of wildfire.

Today’s proclamation calls on state agencies to assist in firefighting efforts and mobilizes the California National Guard to support disaster response and relief efforts. The National Guard today activated two air tankers to assist Cal Fire, and on Thursday mobilized nine helicopters.

The proclamation notes that the state has already requested federal Fire Management Assistance grants to assist with the Wragg Fire in Napa, Solano and Yolo counties and with the North Fire in San Bernardino County.

The Wragg Fire, first reported around 2:30 p.m. on July 22 in the area of state Highway 128 at Wragg Canyon Road, has burned just over 8,000 acres and is 92 percent contained, Cal Fire officials reported shortly before 6 p.m. on Friday.

Fire officials currently estimate it could be contained by Aug. 3.

The fire has destroyed two outbuildings and damaged three outbuildings and one home. It continues to threaten 136 other structures, fire officials said.

No injuries have been reported and all evacuations have been lifted.

Other nearby fires of note include the Rocky Fire, which has burned 18,000 acres in Lake County and multiple lightning fires in Mendocino County, which have burned around 50 acres.

Statewide, Cal Fire officials said lightning storms and gusty winds in Northern California have sparked new fires today, and as of this evening more than 8,000 firefighters are fighting 23 large fires.

A Red Flag Warning advisory for high fire danger has been issuedfor the northern part of the state by the National Weather Service due to dry thunderstorms and winds.



Happy Friday to all the wonderful citizens in the City of Claycord.

This is a post with no subject, you can talk about whatever you want. If breaking news happens (such as an earthquake), or you hear about something newsworthy, feel free to post it here.



This post is “Talk About Politics”.

Please use this post to talk about politics, and keep politics out of the “whatever” thread.

Thank you, and be kind to each other!



This special post is “Talk About LOCAL Politics”.

Please use this post to talk about LOCAL politics, and keep state and national politics out of this thread.

Thank you, and be kind to each other!



A vehicle fire has been extinguished on northbound highway 242 near Grant St. in Concord.

The blaze completely destroyed the vehicle, and caused a minor vegetation fire.

No injuries were reported, and the vehicle is about to be towed from the scene.

Use caution if you’re in the area.

Thanks to the Claycordian for sending the video, and thanks to Luis for the photo.



A woman was assaulted after she discovered a person inside of her vehicle in the parking lot of the Sunvalley Mall on Thursday, according to the Concord Police Department.

Police say the crime occurred around 7:40pm when the victim was walking to her vehicle and observed an unknown suspect inside, who was believed to be in the process of burglarizing the vehicle, police said.

The victim shouted and the suspect pushed the victim out of the way and fled from the victim’s vehicle. Although the victim gave chase, the suspect was able to elude her.

The victim did not sustain any major injuries.

The suspect was described as a black female adult, 20-30 years, thin build, with dark hair in braids, wearing a white t-shirt, and dark shorts, police said.

This case is currently under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case may contact the Concord Police Department Investigative Division at (925)-671-3030, or the Concord Police Department confidential “tip line” at (925)-603-5836


An Antioch man is being held on suspicion of kidnapping after he allegedly stole a vehicle from a Concord car dealership during a test drive on Monday with the salesman still inside.

Wesley Dewitt Grayson, 34, is being held on suspicion of felony kidnapping and obstructing or resisting a police officer with bail set at $120,000, Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Jimmy Lee said.

Grayson allegedly entered a Concord car dealership on Monday and took a test drive of a vehicle with an employee accompanying him, according to police.

While on the test drive, the suspect then informed the employee that he was stealing the car and kidnapping the employee, according to police.

Police were alerted after the victim escaped the car during a stop in Pittsburg and called for help.

Antioch police later apprehended him, according to police.


The “Water Cooler” is a feature on where we ask you a question or provide a topic, and you talk about it.

The “Water Cooler” will be up Monday-Friday at noon.

Today’s question:

Do you think the United States media is focusing too much on the death of “Cecil”, the lion who was hunted by an American dentist?

If so, what are the more important issues you think the media should be focusing on?

Talk about it, and talk about the issues you feel are more important.


BART is encouraging travelers to plan ahead and to find alternate means of transportation across the Bay during two upcoming closures of transbay train service.

BART will close the West Oakland Station and will not run trains between West Oakland and Embarcadero stations the first weekend in August and during Labor Day weekend while we repair a critical section of track near the Transbay Tube.

BART will offer lifeline bus service between 19th Street in Oakland and the Temporary Transbay Terminal in San Francisco, but the buses are intended only for those who have no other options. The buses will carry customers from 19th Street Station in Oakland to the Temporary Transbay Terminal in San Francisco (a 2 block walk to the Embarcadero Station) or from there back to the East Bay. There will be no additional charge for the bus. The bus bridge will cause 1 to 2 hour delays for some customers.

Accommodations will be available for people with disabilities.

There will be some shuttle buses from West Oakland Station, which will be closed, to the 19th Street Station for West Oakland area residents only.

During the shutdowns, customers are encouraged to use other public transit transbay options such as ferries and AC Transit service. Check out for trip planning. Riders are encouraged to lock their bikes at our stations rather than bringing them on crowded buses.

“We understand the interruption in service will be a significant inconvenience for tens of thousands of people but we simply can’t avoid making these repairs,” said BART Assistant General Manager for Operations Paul Oversier. “We need to completely rebuild one of the hardest working sections of track in the entire BART system. Once the work is finished, riders can expect a faster, smoother ride between West Oakland and Embarcadero.”

During the shutdowns, train service within the East Bay and within the West Bay and the Peninsula will be more frequent than during a typical weekend.

The dates and times of the track closures are as follows:

  • August 1-2 From end of service Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday
  • September 5-7 From end of service Friday and all day Saturday, Sunday and Monday



“Mom in the Sky” sent us this photo, which is high above Evora Rd. in Concord, and shows the areas that were burned by the three recent vegetation fires.

These fires were close to several buildings, including a school and church.

Please be extra careful, and don’t do anything that might cause a wildfire, because our local firefighting resources are already spread too thin.

Thanks to “Mom in the Sky” for the great photo.


Beautiful, just beautiful.

Thanks to all the Claycordians listed above for sharing your photos of Thursday’s gorgeous sunset.