The Claycord BART Crime Report – Death, Theft, Resisting Arrest, Fare Evasion + Much More

December 17, 2013 9:00 am · 30 comments

This is the Claycord BART crime report.

The information in this report is provided by the BART Police Department (BPD), and it will be posted on when it’s made available by BPD.

Auto Theft – Concord Station

12/16/13, 5:33pm

A patron reported that their green 1996 Honda Accord was stolen from the parking structure, between 0740-1730 hours.

Bike Theft – Walnut Creek Station

12/16/13, 4:51pm

A patron reported that their gray Schwinn Razor mountain bike was stolen from the racks near the bus zone, between 0635-1640 hours. The victim secured the bike with a cable lock.

Unattended Death – North Concord Station

12/14/13 11:44pm

Officers responded to the station for a report of a man who was passed out and had urinated on himself while on a Pittsburg bound train. Upon arrival, the man was unresponsive with no pulse and CPR was given. Medical personnel arrived and pronounced the man dead at the scene. Sergeants arrived on scene, and the on call detective and coroner were notified. The coroner identified the deceased, and foul play was ruled out. Video requested.

Public Intoxication/Possession of Narcotics – Concord Station

12/14/13, 7:01pm

Officers arrested a male suspect for public intoxication. A search of the man incident to arrest revealed suspected cocaine on the man’s person. The material tested positive for cocaine in the field and the man was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility for public intoxication and for possession of narcotics.

Fare Evasion/Resisting Arrest – Concord Station

12/14/13 2:08pm

While on patrol, an officer attempted to detain a subject for fare evasion. The suspect fled on foot leading the officer and a BART PD sergeant (who was near the station at the time) in a chase that lasted for approximately 10 minutes. At one point, a witness reported that they saw the suspect reach into his waistband as he was fleeing. The sergeant, with the assistance of Concord PD officers, was able to detain the suspect near the Concord Police Station. The suspect was arrested and is to be booked into the Martinez County Jail for resisting arrest.

Auto Burglary/Attempted Auto Theft – North Concord Station

12/14/13 1:36pm

A victim reported that they parked and locked their vehicle (a 1996 Honda Accord) in the upper parking today, at 0745 hours. The owner returned at 1330 hours to find that someone forced their driver’s door lock open and attempted to manipulate the ignition. There was no reported loss. The investigating officer was able to lift several latent fingerprints when he processed the vehicle for evidence.

Bicycle Theft – Concord Station

12/13/13 5:55pm

A victim reported his $500.00 blue and black Schwinn 21 speed hybrid bicycle was stolen while it was cable locked at the bike racks between 0710-1745 hours. Video requested.

Auto Theft – North Concord Station

12/12/13 8:01pm

A victim reported his 1991 white Toyota Camry 4 door was stolen while it was parked in the lower lot between 0620-1900 hours.

Auto Theft – Concord Station

12/11/13 7:38pm

A victim reported his 2000 black Honda Accord was stolen while it was parked in stall #2191 between 0738-1915 hours.

Auto Burglary (Phone Report) – Pleasant Hill Station

12/11/13 3:44pm

A victim reported his 1992 red Honda Accord 4 door was burglarized while it was parked and locked on the 3rd level of the parking structure between 0600-2100 hours on 12/10/13. Entry into the vehicle was unknown, and a $150.00 black Pioneer AM/FM CD stereo was taken from inside the vehicle.


1 Frank L. December 17, 2013 at 9:27 AM

Two more Honda Accord’s stolen at the BART station.


2 I puzzled ... December 17, 2013 at 9:29 AM

I don’t understand why there has not been an
uproar and a class action law suit against
Honda over the ridiculous ease of stealing

3 Ms. Kitty December 17, 2013 at 9:29 AM

More stolen Hondas and Toyotas? I can understand those Toyotas, they’re easy. Bikes again at the BART station; U-locks work folks–damn near impossible to cut.

4 J. December 17, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Looks like cable locks on bikes are ineffective.

5 Miss Chatty December 17, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Thank you for the reminder of why I never go anywhere near BART! I have not rode a BART train in at least 10 years!

6 Lisa December 17, 2013 at 9:46 AM

The club is easy to defeat, but hopefully can serve as a deterrent. Unfortunately Hondas from those years only have about 14 different keys and they are incredibly easy to steal. We found this out the hard way.

7 JET December 17, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Sad about the man who died on BART and was found unresponsive.

That is the LAST place I would like to experience my final moments of life….. poor guy. Hopefully he went peacefully.

8 Victim Blamer December 17, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Why are people still stupid enough to drive Honda Accords?

They just don’t GET IT!

9 Julie December 17, 2013 at 10:19 AM

The club is a great deterrent. Ask law enforcement.

I use one daily, and I think less cars would be stolen if everyone used a club, especially Honda and Toyota owners. Older Honda’s and Toyota’s are so easy to steal, and that’s why we keep reading about them.

10 Noj December 17, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Where. Are. The. BART. Police. During. Daylight. Hours?

11 @Julie December 17, 2013 at 10:37 AM

If it makes you feel better to use a club, then by all means do it.

I work for a local PD and all of our officers agree that they’re useless. Concord PD gave a bunch of them away because they were donated for that purpose, not as an endorsement of their effectiveness.

One thing for sure about the club, it works great for smashing windows.

12 Confucius say... December 17, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Club your car, prevent a car theft.
Club a car thief, prevent many car thefts.

13 Julie December 17, 2013 at 10:56 AM


My husband has been in law enforcement for over 30 years, and LE DOES

Either you’re lying, or you’re stupid! Law enforcement has always endorsed the Club as a deterrent to car theft. For amateurs anyway. Pros will get your car either way.

14 Teacher Wannabe December 17, 2013 at 11:04 AM

Even better than U-locks on bikes is the BikeLink card. Cheap insurance. Never fails.

15 @Julie December 17, 2013 at 11:22 AM

Um, cool your jets. I didn’t claim to speak for your husband, just like he can’t speak for everybody in law enforcement. The officers WHERE I WORK think they’re useless. Stop reading more into things than what’s written.

16 anon December 17, 2013 at 11:53 AM

I bet the first sentence of most of Julie’s conversations is, “My husband is a cop, and…”

17 JET December 17, 2013 at 12:46 PM

“and a $150.00 black Pioneer AM/FM CD stereo was taken from inside the vehicle”

$150.00 – YA RIGHT! I’m shocked that anyone even has a CD player these days….. and even so, that thing is worth no more than $25 (look on ebay if you don’t believe me). What a joke!

18 Sheila December 17, 2013 at 12:54 PM

@Julie #15, anon #16

You’re both pretty stupid.

Every comment anon makes is negative.

19 The Grant December 17, 2013 at 1:08 PM

You dont mention my vehicle @ Pleasant Hill BART and i emailed you.

2006 Silver BMW 330i

Auto Burglary – smashed driver side window on 7th floor of parking structure.

Stolen: $5 in change, broken sunglasses from glovebox, iphone 5 car charger. (total ~ $49)

Damage per Progressive / BMW collision center – $1,969

20 Cowellian December 17, 2013 at 1:18 PM

Using the club on the thieves makes more sense.

21 anon December 17, 2013 at 2:09 PM

No, it’s not.

22 Jessie December 17, 2013 at 3:17 PM

The feed that he posted is from here..

23 @Sheila December 17, 2013 at 3:45 PM

It’s pretty obvious that you’re incapable of participating in intelligent discourse, since you always go right to the name calling. Are you an adult? Your comments make you seem like a third grader.

24 Random Task December 17, 2013 at 4:12 PM

wow at least the council can claim a number 1 …… the worst bart station ever beating out fruitvale ……GREAT JOB COUNCIL have dragged us down to the bottom o the barrel …….many thanks for setting concord up as the bandwagon for crime and bummage …… out done yourselves ……kudos to the fake mayor who had absolutely no power in any way just took orders to keep concord a trash heap ….funny how pits and Antioch have been ousted as the worst place to live now you have to go to salida to even think of shedding the garbage …………keep up the destruction of this once fine city …….we need it …since that has been your goal from the on set

25 Anonymous December 17, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Id like to get in this cat fight, but Im not sure on which side.

26 Sscc December 17, 2013 at 6:06 PM

So where is that “rider safety” that BART Employees talked about during the strike? I definitely don’t feel safer, do you?

27 Mr. Moses December 17, 2013 at 6:15 PM

These are my favorite reports. All the losses totaled probably not much more than a grand. That’s right no more than a $1000 at fair market value. Soon they’ll be calls for stakeouts by overpaid cops, with the stakeouts costing much more than the losses. It is always the same demographic- (fancy) bicyclists and people who have cars from like the 550′s BC, 230′s BC,1492 AD, 1776 AD…essentially worthless vehicles. Don’t give me any of that sentimentality crap!! And no, I don’t condone crime.

Is there a car recycling money making scam out there? I guess if you drop off a crappy car at a junk, recycle yard, no questions asked, they must give you a few hundred?? That’s the only explanation I can think of for why week after week worthless cars get stolen.

My favorites are the bike thefts. Hopefully if anyone is hiking it to bart with their bike it is their old hand me down, yard sale one. I have no sympathy for anyone who rides a bike to bart that was purchased for more than $200.
This guy is just insane: “victim reported his $500.00 blue and black Schwinn 21 speed hybrid bicycle ” I recommend he seek professional help. Expect to have your bike stolen once a year in any urban environment- Rule of thumb from the School of Hard Knocks.

On another note, feel sorry for the guy that died. There isn’t much of a description but it sounds like a guy had a heart attack on the way to work or something. Sad way to go and close so close to the holidays. Sympathies to the family.

28 @26 December 17, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Why do you think they want an additional 5 week “family sickness leave”? Useless b*stards.

29 Anon December 17, 2013 at 9:55 PM

FY BART police! When my GD car was broken into in NC, the loser BART cop who showed joked, “this ain’t CSI man, we don’t take finger prints”.

30 anon December 18, 2013 at 5:45 PM

mayor, thanks for posting. very informative.

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