UPDATE: Several Tires Slashed in Concord’s State Streets Neighborhood

February 4, 2014 9:57 am · 70 comments

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We’re getting reports that several tires were slashed on Oregon Dr. in Concord late last night.

No suspects have been captured, and the actual number of vandalized vehicles is unknown at this time, but we’re hearing it’s more than three.

No matter where you live, always report any suspicious behavior, it could end up saving somebody a lot of money.

UPDATE: Since we posted the story, we’ve received reports from people on Oregon Dr., Oregon Ct., Louisiana Dr., Michigan Blvd. and New York Dr. There are at least 30 tires popped in the area, with some cars having more than one flat tire.

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1 old concord February 4, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Cowardly thing to do .

2 Clasping Forehead February 4, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Since we do not seem to have the slightest clue as to how to prevent this ongoing problem, then please go clean out your garages and put your cars in where they belong!

3 Chevrolet girl February 4, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Wow really! You are such a low life loser you have nothing better to do with your time than to cost people money and time! Hope you get caught and get the crap beat out of you!

4 anonanonagain February 4, 2014 at 10:35 AM

What is wrong with people? It seems that there are so many people out there who are just plain angry and hateful. Probably because they loathe themselves. Do something about that self hatred other than destroy other people’s property and get a life……

5 . February 4, 2014 at 10:43 AM

South end of Oregon is at Roundtree is also two blocks West of Maine Dr., both have made news on Claycord.

6 NutCreek Frontier February 4, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Karma’s a bear…hope you kids realize that you just took $500-$1,000 out of some hardworking family’s budget, $$$ could have gone for food or clothes for their children. Why, just because you were bored.

7 The "woodshed" method works February 4, 2014 at 10:44 AM

if started early enough. Like parenting, it’s a full time job. Many parents never parent, their children slash tires in the dark of night.

Only children randomly slash tires, it does not matter how old the culprits are.

Should by some slim chance they are caught, they would probably get probation and move onto more serious crimes.

Shows the value of leniency.

8 Cb February 4, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Tires were slashed on New York as well. Tow Truck driver told me there were about 12 cars in the area. All 4 of my tires were slashed and it will cost me 500.00 for my deductible. Not funny at all. Money is so tight right now!

PS To the person/people that vandalized my car did I mention my neighbors have security cameras that cover my driveway. Hope you smiled pretty!

9 Mr. Pink February 4, 2014 at 10:51 AM

I’ve never understood the need to vandalize other’s property. Where’s the gain?

10 anonymous February 4, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Agree with #2. Feel bad for all the people that this happened to. But, Is it that hard to clean out garages and put your cars in them?!

11 Really? February 4, 2014 at 10:58 AM

Let’s just live in fear and hide all of our belongings so others can be prevented from behaving in unacceptable ways?
No! Raise your kids right! Know where they are. Hold them accountable.
I am sickened and amazed that anyone would respond to this with
“clean out your garage and park your cars in them”
Wake up, stand up and let them know we are not going to hide away for their need to misbehave. PERIOD!

12 anon February 4, 2014 at 11:07 AM

Those of you! who keep insisting everyone has the opportunity to keep their cars in a garage aren’t being realistic. Not everyone has a garage. Most homes have more than one car. With more young adults moving back home some garages must be used for storage. If one car IS in the garage what do you suggest people do with the others they must leave out in front where they should be able to park without someone slashing their tires or side swiping them. Hello?

13 @ # 12 February 4, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Exactly! Pretty ridiculous responses. I couldn’t agree more.

14 Dorothy February 4, 2014 at 11:14 AM

These are kids just hav’n good clean fun, don’t ya know… These had fun with their nice sharp knives instead of their guns. They could have been hav’n fun shooting out windows instead.

Since, for the most part, they are not “adults,” if they are ever caught they will get a slap on the wrist – at best. Perhaps the parent might be made to pay for some of the damage but not likely either.

15 NRA #1 fan and member February 4, 2014 at 11:15 AM

I’m heading out to patrol in that area now, is this off of Ygnacio Roads?

I will confront any looking suspicious people.

16 Mr. Pink February 4, 2014 at 11:15 AM

All vandals should be shot on sight and then counseled as to the errors of their ways.

17 The Mamba February 4, 2014 at 11:16 AM

CB, I really hope the cameras have footage that is valuable. I’d love to see these people made an example of and pay restitution to the hard working people they did this to.

18 WOW February 4, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Horrible

19 Cowellian February 4, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Get a Club!

20 Just Seems Right February 4, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Some how broken kneecaps comes to mind.

21 anonymom February 4, 2014 at 11:52 AM

This is terrible. I hope they find the people who did this and they’re on camera nice and clear. They should have to pay for all the tires ruined and wash these cars for the rest of their lives. So sorry to everyone who has to replace tires…some people don’t understand how much their poor decisions affect others.

22 Antler February 4, 2014 at 11:54 AM

#12…. These homeowners most likely share your attitude, but it is not a good DEFENSE against thugs being raised by thugs. I’ll add to Clasping Forehead’s opinion that your entire neighborhood will look a whole lot better if cars are parked in the garage….plus then there will be plenty of room for guests to park curbside.

23 Antler February 4, 2014 at 11:57 AM

#13 ~ ~ ~ The fact is that all homes in Clayton Valley Highlands (“the state streets”) DO have double garages. Our first home in Concord was in that housing tract.

24 Kalyn February 4, 2014 at 12:02 PM

My sympathies go out to those whose tires were slashed. I was the victim of same last year around the same time. Over 100 cars were involved in that incident. Sadly, never did find the individual(s) responsible.

25 Lay off the meth February 4, 2014 at 12:05 PM

If anyone catches these thugs in the act feel free to beat the s*** out of them. The Concord PD will look the other way…

26 Odd Behavior February 4, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Am I the only one that finds this odd? This is an annual occurrence in Concord. Last year one of our cars was a target and all four tires were popped and our neighbors had just gone through it the year before. The number of cars hit was around the same amount. You have to be on a serious mission as an “angry teen” to be out doing this for fun and target this many cars. Plus each time this is happening it seems like they know exactly where to strike in the tires so that we must replace the full tire and can’t patch it. That was the case for us last year anyhow. All stabbed in the sidewalls. I’ve never popped tires but seems like a lot of work for fun!

27 Duffer February 4, 2014 at 12:09 PM

In days gone by, if somebody stole or damaged your horse thereby preventing you from earning your daily bread or working your land, he was hanged.
Now wouldn’t that be a pretty good deterrent for this crime too? I could even go for removing the offending hand, like the Arabs. Maybe even caning in the public square. I like that one best, for first timers anyway.

28 anon February 4, 2014 at 12:31 PM

are you kidding put your car in the garage cmon be real .You shouldn’t be so sure it,s a kid some on has been doing this periodically in neighborhoods here in the clayton road area for years I think they ride a bike they cover a lot of ground quickly keep eyes open

29 The Grant February 4, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Damn, if all 4 of my tires were slashed the bill would be $2,000+ (run-flats).

Hope there is some decent footage available and then it can be ‘advertised” on the net.

30 Jose February 4, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Antler #23,
Your theory is flawed. I park all my cars in my garage, which gives my neighbors across the street more room to park all their pieces of crap in front of my house. At least my cars would look nice, but I’m “rewarded” for parking inside by having to look out my window at someone else’s junkers.

Also, is there a tire store nearby that might be trying to boost business?

31 Cb February 4, 2014 at 1:21 PM

I have a two car garage and 4 people driving that live in our home. Can’t fit 4 cars in a two car garage no matter how clean it is!

32 Highland Owner February 4, 2014 at 1:44 PM

I understand that there is some security camera footage that’s was taken. Hope the police can use it to find the vandals.

33 JET February 4, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Obviously a gang from CVCHS. Duh.

34 furian February 4, 2014 at 1:54 PM

Ridiculous people can’t leave other people’s stuff alone.

I hope they caught, either by LE or someone with a heavy hand.

35 Chevrolet girl February 4, 2014 at 2:30 PM

@#2 & #11

Are you serious! I have three drivers, soon to be four at my house, sorry all the cars don’t fit in my two car garage! Even if they did why should I have to hide my property from some lame a@@ person who has nothing better to do! Raise your kids right…with values, morals and respect and this won’t happen…love it when people blame the victims!

36 Chevrolet girl February 4, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Add # 23 to my other post also!

37 @# 31 Jose February 4, 2014 at 3:05 PM

You took the words right out of my mouth. Antler’s theory IS flawed as is Banged-up Forehead’s.

38 Really? February 4, 2014 at 3:24 PM

@Antler:
Yes I so want a neighborhood with no cars outside?
NO people need to behave in appropriate ways and be swiftly and thoroughly held accountable when they do not.
So when they bust our windows or steal our lawn ornaments? Should we stop having things to decorate our yards and board up our windows?

39 Concord neighbor February 4, 2014 at 4:03 PM

One half of our two car garage is filled with a treadmill, free weights, 4 bicycles, two sets of golf clubs, a lawn mower, hobby supplies, kids sports equipment, skis, painting supplies, gardening tools, a tool cabinet, a cabinet filled with big serving dishes we mainly use during the holidays and large kitchen appliances that we don’t have room for in the house such as the crockpot and countertop rotisserie oven, and our Costco purchases such as paper towels and a jumbo bag of dog food, to name just a few items. We own three cars. One fits in the garage. The other two sit in the driveway.

Concord houses were built with very little storage space. Where do the rest of you store stuff if you can fit two cars in a garage?

40 Justice needs to be served.... February 4, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Go out and invest in a camera system. Pretty soon when EVERY home has one, criminals will go some place else. They don’t want their mugs to be shown around town! COWARDS!

41 Wouldn't it be nice if we could inflate our tires with Sarin Gas......... February 4, 2014 at 4:30 PM

come out in the morning and find some Worthless Peuking Maggot writhing in Convulsions in a Putrid Pool of his own Death Bile and Feces….

42 Antler February 4, 2014 at 4:34 PM

#40 ~ ~ ~ In a public storage rental place!

43 Bruce February 4, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Parking my cars in the garage would be nice, but there is only room for one. I have a handicap van, a regular van and a 4×4 that doesn’t fit. Sometimes when people post that type of remark, I think maybe they put their own kids up to doing it, if having parked cars on the street bothers them that much. That type of remark is unhelpful, because it doesn’t help the situation. What we need is to find the culprits and punish them, not hide our stuff in fear. That is completely un-American. What would be helpful is to post the pictures from people who have the security camera photos. That way we can find out if it is one individual or a group. If it is a group, we can figure out from their peers who the culprits are. I don’t care if they are minors or not. They need to be punished and their lousy parents need to pay for the damage they have done.

44 Bruce February 4, 2014 at 5:51 PM

I would suggest investigating people and their families who are so bothered by people parking their cars on the street. Those are the kind of people who usually cause these types of incidents to occur. Blame the victim, not the culprit. That is a total loser attitude.

45 Seafood February 4, 2014 at 6:05 PM

dog print neck tat

46 Gus February 4, 2014 at 7:01 PM

Park all the cars in the garage, and they will just say “oh poo” and go home?

They will just vandalize some other part of your property. Their intention is to vandalize, tires are just an easy option.

47 Nutcreek Frontier February 4, 2014 at 7:16 PM

I look forward to seeing the home video of potential suspects…it would be nice to catch the dirt bag vandals. Wasn’t there a round of tire-slashing in the same neighborhood last year?

48 tree01 February 4, 2014 at 7:50 PM

our car’s one tire was slashed last night also. Live at Roundtree.
To the people who suggesting parking cars in the garage what should I do is I do not have a garage? Please do not blame the victims of those crimes…

49 mwo1859 February 4, 2014 at 8:43 PM

#40 sounds like you need to clean house. Can I suggest a yard sale.

50 Antler February 4, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Yes-yes-yes, all of us KNOW about the “should’s” and the “THEY ought to do’s”, and yes the police of course will be investigating (and I hope using unmarked car stake-outs). But in the MEANTIME, that neighborhood is known to be having a great many vandalism problems, so since security cameras are NOT stopping the thuggery, then man up and at least TRY to take some additional measures to protect yourselves and your property! Parking vehicles inside your garages is at least a logical beginning and is also the only LEGAL way I can think of that you might be able to stymie the vandals from slashing tires.

I guess you could be defeatist and think “oh, they would just do something else”, but be realistic…. they are looking for a fast hit without setting foot on your actual property where they might be seen and perhaps recognized and where they risk your retaliation before they can get back to their own vehicles or can run off home. Tire slashers are lazy, cowardly amateurs!!! I’m another Claycordian who is thinking this probably is a younger teen-aged loner (or maybe one buddy along “in case of trouble”) and they are looking for the quick opportunity……. then just sauntering down the sidewalk again.

Questions: Have you and the police pooled your information so that you know whether most of these slashings are happening farther away from street lights? Do you already have motion-detector lights on the outside of your garages adjusted so that lights come on whenever anyone is using the sidewalk in front of your home?

No one at all is “blaming” you as being the guilty ones because your cars were vandalized …..nor has anyone been saying that you “deserve” to have tires slashed! Now, if you do not have a garage, then of course my suggestions do not apply. In Roundtree without a garage, I would start saving money so as to move away from there.

In 1965, my husband and I (and our three very young children) moved out of Clayton Valley Highlands (the “state streets”) because first the back fence neighbor shot and injured his wife, and then our across-the-street neighbor shot at but missed HIS wife!!! We were “bracketed”. We refused to stay with the dangerous status quo situation and to settle for muttering “they shouldn’t be doing that”. We did what needed to be done LEGALLY to protect ourselves.

51 A Man February 4, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Dear Concord PD… CATCH THESE F*#KERS!!!!! U BETTER CATCH EM THIS IS A MAJOR MAJOR CRIME!!!! AT LEAST 15 THOUSAND IN DAMAGES PROB MORE…

52 Bruce February 4, 2014 at 11:30 PM

You shouldn’t have to park your car in the garage. Don’t let some idiots tell you that this is the solution. If you park your car in the garage, they will most likely shoot your windows with a BB gun. It’s a neighborhood cancer. Bad kids with bad parents, or stupid adults. You can’t get rid of cancer by ignoring it, and hiding from it. The solution is to find those vandals and arrest them, and fine them and / or their parents. If they are renters, report them to their landlord and tell him that he will be fiscally responsible for his tenents actions if they don’t pay, since he was dumb enough to rent to them. If they are homeowners put a lien on their home by raising their property tax to cover out losses.

53 Admit it, Antler February 4, 2014 at 11:37 PM

You’re wrong. No need to go on and on and on when you’re basically telling people “Don’t want your car damaged? Then it’s up to you not park in front of your own homes.” THAT’S ridiculous.

54 Bruce February 4, 2014 at 11:49 PM

Running away doesn’t solve the problem. If you love your neighborhood you need to stay and fight for it, rather than abandon it. Parking your car in as garage doesn’t protect you from any other kind of vandalism. You want hit and run vandalism? Next thing those kids will be using are BB guns, slingshots, cans of spray paint, etc. You aren’t getting rid of the problem. I was born and raised in Stockton, I know what crime is. To deal with it you have to be proactive. I got my tire punctured in my driveway with a motion sensor light. No one is going to be up at 2 or 3 am in the morning staring out their windows. We pay police to drive around and keep an eye out for troublemakers. I don’t have a problem with profiling people at time of night. It sounds like some people here wants you to leave, do you know why? They want to buy your house because real estate is going up and flip it. Don’t let anyone tell you the wrong thing to do. You should know better. I know most of the people living on my street. I talk with them. We watch out for each other. Lots of retirees around during the day, but at night everyone sleeps. That’s when we depend on police presence – those night hours. If you got vandalized file a police report. You can do it online. That is very important because it gives the police statistics where the problems are. How’s do I know? My friends and relatives work for Stockton PD and they do data analysis.

55 jjjj February 5, 2014 at 12:06 AM

We had four tires slashed on three vehicles. Many drivers in the house.
I used one vehicle at 3pm and my son found the flats at about 7:45pm. I don’t know if all the neighborhood damage was done at the same time but it makes the likely culprits of our damage school kids coming home from school.

56 anon February 5, 2014 at 12:35 AM

i hope Figo gets involved since some seem to think using sharp objects are/is? a fun past time.

there is a bit of trash in roundtree. i feel sorry for the older people that live there. there’s a few wannabe thugs that hang out in that area. that shopping ctr is becoming a ghetto thanks to ross. a teen was my first guess as well, then i thought possible a young angry male w/ mental issues.

@#1 nra ; nice idea but dont become like zimmerman.
w/ everyone keeping their eyes and ears open and a few cameras they will be caught soon. the cops probably have a good idea who it is.

57 anon February 5, 2014 at 12:38 AM

about what time of day is this happening?

58 anon February 5, 2014 at 12:42 AM

just thought, guessing theres major disfunction in the family and the person is very angry about something. this money could have been better spent sending the kid to military school for a bit. maybe the parents too, too bad the jails arent run more like a military school.

59 JKB February 5, 2014 at 4:50 AM

Thanks for the advice folks. My parents have lived in the CV highlands for over 40 years as have several of their neighbors. They never owned two cars that would both fit in their clean garage. Any way, I don’t know about all the cars with slashed tires but at least one was in the driveway which is under a street light. Reportedly at least one car’s tires were discovered slashed before 9:30 pm Monday night.

60 anon February 5, 2014 at 7:28 AM

idunno about this being tweakers. there usually busy stealing.

61 The Mamba February 5, 2014 at 10:56 AM

I’m really hoping that the video will be submitted to the Mayor for all of our review. And then we grab the pitchforks and torches.

62 Bruce February 5, 2014 at 2:53 PM

I don’t support vigilantism or lynch mobs, but I do support the idea of letting the victims know who committed the crime and where they live. I want them to refund me for my tire bill which came out to $236.37. If they can’t afford it, I want to put a lien on their house. If they are renters I want to have the landlord to be responsible because the landlord is an idiot to rent to irresponsible, criminal people. Ultimately, if there is NO resolution, I am going to blame the PD for their lack of responsibility for patrolling the area. Yes we know you are busy. The daytime is fine in my area. Lots of retirees stay at home and work their yards, and I know who all my neighbors are. It’s the night time we are concerned with. This is NOT the time for the police to be making some kind of political stance with the city government at the expense of peoples safety and piece of mind. If it is, you are just as rotten as those punks who cut the tires.

63 Bruce February 5, 2014 at 2:58 PM

For some reason, those who say, “Park your cars in your garages” may be involved or their kids are involved. I say investigate them first and compare them to the security videos.

64 Huh? February 5, 2014 at 3:42 PM

They don’t call it a 2/3 CAR garage “for nothing.”

65 Jose February 5, 2014 at 4:25 PM

@Huh?

I drive a truck.

66 Not Everyone February 5, 2014 at 4:30 PM

has a garage. Some people have carports.

67 Huh? February 5, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Jose, trucks fit in the garage too, but only if you “make room.” Actually, you can park your VEHICLES anywhere you want. Parking in the garage keeps our VEHICLES from being vandalized, and it also keeps the vehicles in better condition. Where do we keep “our stuff?” In a shed (lawn tools, etc). I understand everyone is different. If you don’t have a garage, it’s a “non-issue.”

68 it's mE!! (original) February 5, 2014 at 10:37 PM

Ok I am sooo mad I had to pay a bill of $1,198.33 for all my tires 10 tires of mine where slashed that money worked great for some food and some for my kids college account those tires where almost Brand new and i had to get new tires because these DORKS are bored this is so unfair my security cameras didint get theme dou otherwise i sould of sent the video to claycord…

If you ever catch these wierdos dont be afraid to call 911 and tell em i need a complete refund of $1,198.33
thanks!!

69 Dear Jose February 5, 2014 at 10:52 PM

It’s NOBODY else’s business to tell you where to park YOUR vehicles.

70 Antler February 6, 2014 at 6:12 AM

Bruce @#63 and #64…… I agree that ALL vandalism should be reported to the CPD. But your comment about those of us posting interim (until the vandals are caught) suggestions about putting vehicles inside the garages is insulting and stupid. What if one of us had suggested that most of the people who had tires slashed are doing the slashing themselves to collect insurance on their worn-out tires? Or what if someone had snarked that the reason people in Clayton Valley Highlands don’t have room in their garages is that’s where they keep their pot farms? How would that have made you feel?

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