UPDATE: Stabbing on Oak Grove Rd. in Concord

January 28, 2014 9:07 am · 58 comments

Concord Police are investigating the stabbing of a 16-year-old boy on Oak Grove Rd., just south of Monument Blvd. in Concord.

The crime occurred around 8:30am on Tuesday.

It is not known if the victim’s injuries are life-threatening.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 30’s with a shaved head, a black hoodie and blue jeans. He was last seen running southbound on Oak Grove Rd. towards Sierra Rd.

UPDATE: The teen is expected to survive, according to police. The suspect has not been captured.

SoConcordResident January 28, 2014 at 9:15 AM

So sad how ghetto this area has become. Seriously, people are pathetic.

NoMoreFreeRide January 28, 2014 at 9:16 AM

Not Hispanic they come here to work and pay taxes! This city continues to degrade into a pit. When are our politicians going to wake up and start cleaning up this mess?

The Mamba January 28, 2014 at 9:17 AM

Right off of Monument, what a revelation.

Smokey January 28, 2014 at 9:22 AM

That does it. I’m not going anywhere near the Monument corridor until the gang members eliminate each other. I’ll hit Costco in San Ramon on my drive home and I’ll go to OSH in Clayton. I’m not sure how I’ll replace the tortilla factory.

Doreen January 28, 2014 at 9:23 AM

What the heck is this city coming to? The crime seems to be getting worse

Anon January 28, 2014 at 9:34 AM


Lori January 28, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Hope the kid is going to be ok. Wish all this nonsense would just stop !!!

Lost and Happy January 28, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Why so much doom and gloom folks… Chances are the victim knows the perp (most violent crime is) and there is more to the story than a “random” stabbing

The 1% January 28, 2014 at 9:40 AM

Why wasn’t the kid in school?

@Smokey January 28, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Just think in a few short years the governments experiment that created the Monument corridor problem, is going to be repeated on a larger scale in North Concord. Will end up an antioch West. City councils over there, over the years, have catered to developers building small house on tiny lots. Has turned that city into an open sewer.

The4thBore January 28, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Place some cameras between Monument and Treat, as this is a main walking path for students to/from YV. A plate or picture could help find the scumbag.

Anyone complaining about the rising crime in the area can blame the lack of lighting mixed with the influx of gangs and a pre-dominant lower income mono culture. Low wattage LED’s and a police sub station can help this decline with city council action, grants, and community support… Make it happen!!

NoMoreFreeRide January 28, 2014 at 9:45 AM

Shaved head and hoodie, part of Our Gang I’m sure!

Really January 28, 2014 at 9:50 AM

I lived in the Apartments at 4 corners for 4 years and the police sub station that was in the shopping center did nothing.

Wow January 28, 2014 at 10:33 AM

This is just crazy. I hope the kid is ok.

squeeky clean right? January 28, 2014 at 10:39 AM

should have been able to catch him because his pants were most likely drooping down, had to run like a little sissy girl holding up his skirt!!

TruthMan January 28, 2014 at 10:45 AM

I see people wearing baggy blue jeans and black somethin or other all the time in this area. And I live off Sierra. It’s generally quiet, actually. We’ve already evicted the scum. The problem is they just consolidate somewhere else on Monument. Not really a good solution.

Anyone willing to learn about these kinds of problems on a national level needs to watch, “They Come to America”.

ANon January 28, 2014 at 10:52 AM

He had a hoodie on. He’s an angel. Call off the search.

TC January 28, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Sick of all the moaning and groaning about how Concord is becoming ghetto.Do something about it! Move somewhere eles then, o I forgot maybe you can’t afford to live in Walnut Creek or San Ramon. Then stop complaining!

Jose January 28, 2014 at 11:05 AM

@Lost and Happy #8,

I’m sure I’ll feel much better if I’m stabbed or shot by somebody I know, rather than a complete stranger.

The < than 1% January 28, 2014 at 11:06 AM

I think we just need more 7-11’s. That should solve it. . . .

Nancy January 28, 2014 at 11:24 AM

If the negative stories are getting to you, perhaps it’s best not to read them. Whatever you do, don’t listen to a police scanner!

BCuzItzClaycord January 28, 2014 at 11:24 AM

TC – you completely don’t get it. The city leaders have a RESPONSIBILITY to provide the tax paying citizens with a clean and safe living environement and currently are failing to do so. Anytime you have a large amount of high density housing (apartments) that cater to the low income population in a small area like the Monument corridor the result will be a rise in violent crime. One stabbing and/or shooting is one too many.
Bottom line is the tax paying citizens should not have to move, the city should enforce HUD rental regulation and step up police presence in the area. Make things very very uncomfotable to those involved in gang, drug sales etc

me January 28, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Ignacio Valley H.S. has become a complete hell hole. My daughter had to take a summer school class there a couple of years back and it looked like L.A. Nothing but thugs. Wasn’t that the (rich) school back in the day? We couldn’t wait for those few weeks to be over.

SF CityGirl January 28, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Just let the evil sort them selves out.

sue January 28, 2014 at 11:50 AM

sometimes I think the Concord Police Department is afraid of them. and then let him get away the stuff. Concord is on its way to being another Antioch! I moved out of state to Oregon, in 2002. I came back in 2006. I cannot believe how much it’s changed. putting up cheaper lights with less light, is not OK. my son is 21 years old, one time he was not in school, and the Concords police called me and asked why he wasn’t in school. they never stop them and ask them why they’re not in school today!

The < than 1% January 28, 2014 at 11:51 AM

We just need more 7-11’s. That should solve it. . . . .

Debbiedo January 28, 2014 at 11:52 AM

maybe instead of sending our armed force’s elsewhere let them take care of our homeland start cleaning up our streets!!

sue January 28, 2014 at 11:53 AM

this is to tc,
if it was that easy to change things, I would. if I could afford get up and move out here I would. its not that were complaining, we’re just telling you how Concord is!

Wow January 28, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Mr. Mayor do you have an update on this kid?

SoConcordResident January 28, 2014 at 12:00 PM

@TC…Learn grammar and spelling, get a clue, and keep quiet. You are part of the problem with this city.

SoConcordResident January 28, 2014 at 12:03 PM

I am sorry as I hate to pick battles on this great site site but that was just nonsense TC.

Aaron January 28, 2014 at 12:03 PM

I have a solution. But no ones going to like it. Increase the police presence. Buy more cops. Pure and simple. That’s how you have a crime free city. I’d be willing to pay a safety tax for more cops and firefighters. I want Concord to be THE safest city in Califirnia. And you have to spend money to do that

? January 28, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Just wondering if in a decade or so this might happen here.

Vigilantes Take Control in Chilpancingo, Mexico.

bowler January 28, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Call in the troops! Hey deb…. lost your # With my phone.

Mrs. T January 28, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Sue#26 what are you talking about?? Were you drinking when you posted that?
Prayers for the kid and the family!!

Waldo January 28, 2014 at 1:12 PM

If they want to act like animals then they should be treated like animals. Tag these hoods with RFID chips so they can be monitored. Like I’ve said in so many comments before: Concord is the new LA, thanks to our government. We the people need to fire them all and start fresh.

The4thBore January 28, 2014 at 1:31 PM

For night issues the solution is simple… Voice your opinions.. Tell Mrs.Valerie Barone – your City Manager to make the hard decision to swap out the failed cheap lightpole experiment her predecessor implemented to pinch pennies.. No one liikes driving, walking around, or living in dark cities. LED’s replacements will help CPD/citizens spot and haul away creeps and make the streets more visible for all. We pay so much for law enforcement here and don’t have the forsight to help those folks out.

Ms. Barone, please take a ride along with CPD around Monument at night.. Please tell me you would walk around and feel perfectly safe and visible crossing intersections and in neighborhood areas.

Make a stand Concord!

Your favorite 4thBore…

old concord January 28, 2014 at 1:39 PM

We as a society must change how we think and live with each other . There are things we can do to change society . Myself I would like to see us training many more health care professions and treat drugs as a health care issue not a crime . $80 billion dollars a year to hold marijuana users . How many hospitals , firehouses and schools could use some of this money . No law enforcements powerful lobby insists the war rage on . Fix the problem and change your mind . We the people are better than this , way better .

Lost and Happy January 28, 2014 at 1:51 PM

@Jose… because chances are if you are stabbed by someine you onow you most likely decided to enter into a lifestyle that attracts these kinds of people. Not saying this kid deserved to be stabbed, but most violent attacks are not random events…..

NoMoreFreeRide January 28, 2014 at 3:07 PM

#23 said it well!

Teacher Wannabe January 28, 2014 at 3:40 PM

@me. Summer school is not just that school’s students (in this case Ygnacio Valley, check your spelling if you’re going to be a critic). Students come from all over. Anyway, YVHS has a great group of students & staff. All 3 of my kids graduated from there (2 in the top 10%) and my wife worked there for almost 10 years.

Theresa January 28, 2014 at 3:48 PM

We don’t live in the Monument area (WC), but there’s a lot of police presence over there. We go to Costco , and it’s wall to wall cops! I see more police in the Monument area than I do while at work, and I work in downtown Oakland!

I think CPD are doing an excellent job. Once drugs, violence and gangs are present, there’s only so much anyone can do. Why do you think there are so many churches in the inner city and the barrios?

RANDOM TASK January 28, 2014 at 4:23 PM

@33 yeeep concord wants to invite the scum instead of taking care of the city …….they pour money into the todos dineros park area and section 8 housing why …for votes ….hey guys we got you free housing and money and health care now vote for us or you lose all your gains ……as the rest of us who actually care about where we live get left to the scum. CPD is doing such a good job that the problem is being over looked. Until this place goes down and becomes Antioch and Pittsburgh and Oakland combined the city will continue to bait and switch as needed to keep the fleecing going as long as possible. Relish in your accomplishment of destroying a perfectly good thriving city and driving it into the ground. Can not believe you think it is just getting bad now …..wow so what is your threshold the bums and drugs were not enough now the crime is starting at sunup and now you cry. Take responsibility and revel in what you have voted for for the last 40 years …….dem control and partisan politics have led us here no crying now

mutts January 28, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Gee, over in little Mexico, go figure. And liberals insist only decent people immigrate illegally which is an oxymoron. Besides sucking us dry getting freebies, they’re doing it with the most of their crimes.

Frito Bandito January 28, 2014 at 4:42 PM

@The 1% #9 :Yesterday was a “Teacher Training Day ” at the MDUSD…no school for the Inmates.

Educator January 28, 2014 at 4:46 PM

The story says the stabbing was today. There was no school yesterday

ronthabot January 28, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Some students have modified schedules, while others arrive late to school. Just two possibilities. Could have had a dr. appointment. Why all the negativity towards a 16 year old kid who was stabbed by a 30 year old man?

mika January 28, 2014 at 5:36 PM

@24 Me–leave YV high school out of this. Oh, and the summer school you complained about, your kid was in there with the rest of the kids who screwed up and had to do-over their classes so they can graduate. They came from all the high schools in the district. You would have seen the same kids if summer school was held at North gate or College Park. So back off. . . Show me another high school who has had three Gate’s scholarship winners, not Northgate, Clayton or College Park but YV!

who? January 28, 2014 at 6:49 PM


Tango Delta January 28, 2014 at 7:15 PM

As Concord becomes Oakland, Walnut
Creek will become San Leandro or, worse
yet, Berkeley. So, there’s no escape in
moving. The problem has to be dealt
with here.

WOW January 28, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Easy suspect to find around those parts…..bald Mexican

Elena January 28, 2014 at 11:01 PM

At 1%… He wasnt in school because it happened at 8:30 pm… Duh!

@ Elena January 29, 2014 at 4:58 AM

Above news story indicates 8:30 a.m., this is school time for students trying to get an education

JRConcord January 29, 2014 at 8:11 AM

I blame MR Rogers and his policy of inclusivity… 😉

Concord resident January 29, 2014 at 8:49 AM

Sadly folks, this is nothing new. I have lived in Concord for most of my life. YVHS had gone down the drain around by the time I started in 2003. When I was walking home from school one day, a rival gang came to stab a kid from YV (right in front of Wells Fargo) it was pretty bad, but he lived. It’s not the kids who need to be fixed, it is their elders who are teaching them this way of life. A lot of people on here are talking a lot of nonsense, but truth is that kid may have been trying to get OUT of a gang that he was brought into when he was young and naive. Everyone says “think for yourselves”, but remember when you were young. Peer pressure is a b*tch, especially when your friends and brothers all tell you it’s ok & it’s so common you think it’s normal. I am not condoning these actions at all. It’s horrible and sad that kids aren’t just kids anymore. But that’s where the problem lies… If you haven’t noticed there are already patrols on Monument generally 24/7. We need to fix up our schools, teach these kids to quit messin around with their own lives.

Lori January 29, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Debbiedo GREAT IDEA !!!

Idiocracy January 29, 2014 at 10:56 AM

I went to YV for summer school in the late 90’s and even back then you could tell it was a dump! Those classrooms are so old and out of date its like time traveling to the 60’s. The parking lot always had broken booze glass and was poorly maintained. Lots of Mexicans from monument attended YV even back then, not that I cared cause I always liked Latin woman. This news is nothing, im more concerned about the shooting 1 block from the police station

Really January 29, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Omg just stop, if you all think concord is ghetto, then you should have enough money to move to lafayette, orinda, san ramon etc. Admit it, everything is getting worst everywhere and its not just latinos, theres also black and white people thats affecting.

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