The Claycord BART Crime Report – Bike Theft, Robbery, Auto Theft

January 14, 2014 8:00 am · 30 comments

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Bicycle Theft (Phone Report) – Pleasant Hill Station

1/7/14 11:18pm

A victim reported his $500.00 gray Trek 4 Series 10 speed mens mountain bicycle was stolen while it was cable locked at the bike racks between 1600-2000 hours.

Bicycle Theft – Walnut Creek Station

1/9/14 7:52pm

A victim reported his black 21 speed bicycle (brand and model unknown) was stolen while it was cable locked at the bike rack near the parking garage.

Auto Theft – North Concord Station

1/9/14 9:17pm

A victim reported his 1998 red Chevrolet Camaro Z28 2 door was stolen while it was parked at the station between 0630-2115 hours.

Strong-Arm Robbery – Concord Station

1/10/14, 1:15pm

A strong-arm robbery occurred at the Concord BART station. The victim lost a cell phone during the robbery, but was uninjured. The suspects were last seen running towards CVS on Clayton Rd. They are described as three black male juveniles. Two of the suspects had light colored hoodies one was wearing a light green t-shirt, according to BART PD.

Bike Theft – Walnut Creek Station

1/12/14, 4:38pm

A patron reported that two bikes were stolen from the racks adjacent to the bus zone, between 1115-1635 hours. The bikes were a tan & maroon Kent La Jolla beach cruiser and a red Roadmaster Granite Peak 18-speed mountain bike. The victim secured both bikes with cable locks.

Bicycle Theft (Phone Report) – Pleasant Hill Station

01/13/14 10:17am

A victim reported that he locked his bicycle (a pink 3 speed bicycle, unknown model, brand, or serial number) to the bike racks on 1/12/14, at 1800 hours. The bicycle was secured with a chain lock. The victim returned today, at 0030 hours to find his bicycle gone. The estimated value of the bike is $400.

{ 30 comments }

1 Hate Bike Thieves January 14, 2014 at 8:09 AM

Please replace your cable locks with U-locks. They can’t be cut with cable cutters.

2 Ralph January 14, 2014 at 8:18 AM

If you need a car or a bike, this is the place to shop, no crowds and a large selection, no security.

3 Common sense January 14, 2014 at 8:41 AM

Don’t ride your bike to BART, don’t drive your car, don’t use your phone, don’t walk alone, get a club, get a u-lock, and always require a signature on packages.

Did I miss anything?

4 frenchdog January 14, 2014 at 8:55 AM

Please tell me why the concord and w.c. police dept.,s do not keep a full time undercover cop at both stations everyday …yes everyday the criminals go there and steal cars and bike,s would it not take long to round up these thieves if you got say 2 everyday yes 2 everyday lets see maybe 50 crooks off the streets in a month no forget it makes no sense at all just clog up the courts

5 @frenchdog January 14, 2014 at 9:02 AM

No, it makes more sense to blame the victims for what they “should” have done to prevent the crime.

You must be new here.

6 dick January 14, 2014 at 9:12 AM

WOW!!!! I can’t believe claycord is becoming Oakland I’m I right??

7 Soothsayer January 14, 2014 at 9:17 AM

Concord will become Oakland in the next 20 years. (No, not really!)

8 WC Boy January 14, 2014 at 9:29 AM

just use the bike lockers and forget about it!

9 @ frenchdog January 14, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Because the BART stations fall under the jurisdiction of the BART District police. Do the BART police patrol Monument Bl for CPD or work the bars on a Friday night for Walnut Creek PD? No they do not nor does CPD or WCPD work BART stations.

10 @Soothsayer January 14, 2014 at 10:04 AM

I’ll bet that 20 years ago, people didn’t think Antioch would turn into Oakland, either.

11 Mary Fouts January 14, 2014 at 10:18 AM

As a bicycle only rider, I would never, ever leave one of my bicycles at any BART station. Thieves will cut or otherwise open both cable locks and U-locks. If this is not successful, they will steal or try to steal items off your bike: lights, handlebars, bells, baskets, etc. Sadly, it is not worth the risk. If I need to use BART, I walk to the nearest station (1.25 miles away) or have someone or a taxi drop me off and pick me up.

12 Mary Fouts January 14, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Oh, and bike lockers – in stations where available – also get broken into.

13 Denise January 14, 2014 at 10:50 AM

I would never leave an expensive bike at BART. As annoying as bikes are on BART, I understand why people bring them with them. They don’t want to get ripped off!

If you leave your car there, club, kill switch, lo jack, etc!!!

14 Bike Everywhere! January 14, 2014 at 10:50 AM

@Mary Fouts

I hear what you said, but I don’t see that on any police reports.

15 Frank L. January 14, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Leave your bikes at home. They will get stolen.

Anti-theft devices on all vehicles. They will get stolen as well.

No security at BART. Wake up people!

16 Mary Fouts January 14, 2014 at 12:45 PM

@ Bike Everywhere! – Read the summary of incidents above, which mention bikes were secured with locks. Also, have you ever tried to get BART Police to take a police report? It can be a mind numbing, give up experience. Much theft, particularly the smaller items like lights and such, is not reported to the police. Ask other bicyclists or bicycle shop staff, such as those at Mikes Bikes in WC. I know many people over the years who tried commuting to BART via bicycle and gave up due to bicycle and bicycle accessory thefts.

17 WC Boy January 14, 2014 at 12:52 PM

@Mary Fouts
Please provide backup before stating false information

18 Bike Everywhere January 14, 2014 at 1:05 PM

@Mary Fouts The summary does not mention Bike Lockers.

Per your comment….#12 “Oh, and bike lockers – in stations where available – also get broken into”

19 Mary Fouts January 14, 2014 at 1:11 PM

@ WC Boy: False information? What backup? Nothing at all is false in any of my posting. Good By.

20 Ranger January 14, 2014 at 1:14 PM

If the BART police aren’t patrolling the
parking lots and bike racks, and it doesn’t
appear they are from these crime reports,
why aren’t they? Are they just looking
the other way? Are they in on it? Honestly,
it really looks bad for them.

21 WC Boy January 14, 2014 at 3:46 PM

@Mary Fouts

Please show me a report of where a bike locker at a Bart station was broken into. I have not seen one, just cable locks being cut. If you have such info, and are not just making things up, please do let me know.

22 John January 14, 2014 at 4:19 PM

So, what does BART police have to say for itself regarding these thefts? Maybe a reporter could ask them what their solve-rate is for crimes at BART stations.

23 N.C. Biker January 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM

I do not understand why a Bart officer is
not on duty at these stations during business
hours.

24 I can't bring my bike to work with me. January 14, 2014 at 5:02 PM

I guess the best option is to quit my job and sponge off the taxpayers. My deepest apologies to Frank and Denise for trying to support myself AND be environmentally conscious at the same time.

25 Shelley January 14, 2014 at 5:45 PM

@ I can’t bring my bike—-24

You can buy a car like the rest of us. If you can’t afford a car, take the bus or walk to the BART station. Or have someone give you a ride.

Or ride your bike and take a chance of having it stolen.

I’m with Frank and Denise. Common sense!

26 it'smE!! January 14, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Why are u guys fighting over something that makes no sense, this is so ridiculous, if u guys want to keep on going than get each others phone number meet some where an beat each other up!! Yeez people.. I’m whit Shelley,frank and Denise

27 Craig January 14, 2014 at 6:50 PM

@ It’s Me!!-26

This is a public blog. It’s what people do.

I’m also with Frank, Denise and Shelley. People that don’t “get it” will continue to get ripped off. I’m beginning to wonder if they even care.

28 BART Security? January 14, 2014 at 7:23 PM

General consensus seems that BART cops are a bunch of worthless, overpaid A-holes. I’m sure we would all like to see them share their solve-rate for crimes at BART as a previous poster noted.

29 . January 14, 2014 at 9:10 PM

@common sense #3…

Yeah, don’t burn on STA days….so says the BAAQMD ….

30 Teacher Wannabe January 14, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Bike lockers rarely, if at all, get broken into. I use them all the time. And why drive to bart when I can go green on my bike.

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