Stolen Mail, Suspicious Activity Reported in the Dana Estates Neighborhood

February 5, 2014 14:25 pm · 24 comments


If you live in or around the Dana Estates neighborhood in Concord, be careful, we’ve received several reports of stolen mail.

This picture of a mailbox that somebody tried to open came from a Claycordian in the Roundtree complex off Mulberry.

Be sure to report any suspicious activity to the police.

Bruce February 5, 2014 at 2:38 PM

The more you report to the police, vandalism and crime, the police will concentrate more surveillance in your area. If you don’t report anything, why would they waste their time monitoring your area? They need to know what is going on, before it gets worse.

To report a crime via a web browser to the Concord Police:

I don’t know if Clayton PD has an online report. Best to call them.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, non emergency phone # (925) 673-7350

Incognito February 5, 2014 at 3:01 PM

As Bruce pointed out, the squeaky wheel gets the grease!

Roger February 5, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Filed a Police report on this situation online (per Concord PD instructions) on 01/31 no one has contacted me about it yet, not sure if they are supposed to contact me or we just submit report and they will monitor area more.

jtkatec February 5, 2014 at 3:18 PM

Is tar and feathering outlawed?

Incognito February 5, 2014 at 3:44 PM

If locking mailboxes are not even “safe” then what is?

Huh? February 5, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Locking mail boxes are a “deterrent”, but nothing is fool proof.

Twila February 5, 2014 at 4:22 PM

I understand from my mail carrier that 7 mailbox kiosks were vandalized in the Newhall Village complex on Melody, in addition to the Roundtree complex.

JDB February 5, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Mailboxes at Kirkwood Village condos off Concord Blvd. were also vandalized and mail stolen on the early morning of February 5 — same time the tires were getting slashed over in the state streets. I’m so sick of this…..

Dee February 5, 2014 at 4:30 PM

If they got to my folks mailbox over there all they would get is all the crap that they get on a daily basis telling them they have won all this money. I get so tired of spending time running all that crap thru the shredder!

Just Sayin February 5, 2014 at 4:56 PM

maybe they are intent on paying the bills they find…..

Meth Monster February 5, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Any of you guys stop to think these dirt bags go on claycord just for stuff like this? Hummmmmmmm
Okay state streets are HOT on to the next neighborhood!!!!!
But please REPORT then POST…. We all appreciate!!!!! Buhahahahaha

Atticus Thraxx February 5, 2014 at 5:12 PM

You should keep your mailbox in the garage.

Free Connie Dobbs

On Our Own February 5, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Democrat State Legislature basically gave a get out of jail free card to misdemeanor property criminals when they made State Prison overcrowding a local problem with passage of AB-109. Convicted Felons with multi year sentences are now doing their time in County jails taking up bed space that once belonged to misdemeanor criminals, who now do little of any sentence given. Any sentence for a crime listed under AB-109 is automatically cut in half.
Candidate for US Congress and state senator DeSaulnier voted for AB-109 on 03/17/2011.

LOCK UP!! February 5, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Thieves are looking for unlocked cars in Dana Estates, as early as 8:00 pm, on bicycles. Sometimes we forget accidentally to lock our cars. Don’t forget even once!! Elkwood Drive in Dana Estates has been hit at least twice that we know of since December. Be on the lookout and report suspicious activity to police.

Bruce February 5, 2014 at 5:37 PM

Here is a theory, maybe it’s the same miscreants who punctured all the tires.

There’s an easy fix to AB-109. Just give them longer sentences, so if they get them cut in half, they are still in there for a long time. That is why you have to file police reports. The more crime they commit the longer the punishment since it is done on a per incident level.

What the city needs to do is to pass laws that make parents and landlords fiscally responsible for their kids and tenants criminal activities. Those types of laws will help keep the troublemakers out of our neighborhoods.

For example, all those tires and mailboxes that were damaged. Who ever did it should go to juvenile hall or jail, and if it were kids, the parents should pay for the damages. Charge their credit cards. If they don’t have the money, obviously they must be paying rent to live around here, so get the money from their landlord. That would make the landlord much more responsible on who he is renting his property to. If they are home owners the bank should pull money out of their equity. There’s many ways to do it.

Elwood February 5, 2014 at 5:38 PM

DeSaulnier for Congress!

He loves public employee unions and other criminals.

VikingPrincess February 5, 2014 at 6:26 PM

Bruce is right!

Keep reporting

anon February 5, 2014 at 7:35 PM

lol atticus

anon February 5, 2014 at 7:37 PM

oh and i might add… it’s their fault for having mailboxes in the first place. all those mail recipients are just asking for it.

anon February 5, 2014 at 7:39 PM

i’m working up a new anagram for these tweakers that get around. maybe tobs- tweakers on bikes. i’m sure there is someone more creative. c.d. would come up with something good.

Huh? February 5, 2014 at 9:03 PM

I think some people are confusing “good judgment” and “blaming the victim.” I don’t recommend keeping your mailbox in the garage. We did have a “mail slot” in our front door years ago, and once we got past “what the heck was that” when the mail came flying in, it was kind of nice.

JRConcord February 6, 2014 at 7:13 AM

I think everyone should put everything they own in the garage. Then sleep on the driveway and see if someone picks your lock and steals you.

jb February 6, 2014 at 8:59 AM

Stealing mail and packages from our front doors…whats next…yes call the police…making sure they patrol more in your area does help….

I use to have a mail problem…but now have a PO box…at least I get my mail and packages safely now…

willoepasslady February 6, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Keep Antioch people from here and we will have no problem

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