The Claycord BART Crime Report – Urinating on the Train, Fare Evasion, Battery + MORE

May 4, 2014 10:00 am · 16 comments

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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 Claycord.com when it’s made available by BPD.

Bicycle Theft – Concord Station

5/3/14 1417 hours

A victim reported that they locked their bicycle (a black and gray Specialized 21 spd, unknown serial number) to the bike racks on today’s date at 0615 hours. The bicycle was secured with cable lock. The victim returned at 1420 hours to find their bicycle gone. The estimated value of the bike is $750.

Auto Burglary – Walnut Creek Station

5/3/14 0123 hours

A victim reported his 2007 tan GMC Sierra was burglarized while it was parked and locked on the 3rd level of the parking structure between 0500 hours on 5/2/14 to 0100 hours on 5/3/14. The driver side door was punched and the interior of the vehicle was ransacked. The vehicle was processed for prints but none were attainable.

Warrant Arrest – Walnut Creek Station

5/2/14 2302 hours

A records check on a person detained for fare evasion revealed an outstanding no-bail felony arrest warrant out of California Department of Corrections. The suspect was cited for fare evasion and placed under arrest for the warrant. A sergeant arrived at the scene to approve the arrest.

Bicycle Theft – Concord Station

4/29/14 1645 hours

A victim reported her $50.00 purple and white Magna 18 speed bicycle was stolen while it was cable locked at the bike racks between 0930-1640 hours.

Bicycle Theft Arrest – Pleasant Hill Station

4/29/14 1606 hours

BART officers, as well as a Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Deputy and SFPD officers were involved on a surveillance operation at the station when they saw a subject ride up on a stolen bicycle, dump the bike, cut the lock off another bicycle, and then ride off. The officers followed the suspect to Len Hester Park in Concord using GPS where he was apprehended. A search incident to arrest resulted in the recovery of bolt cutters and a replica gun. A detective arrived at the scene to interview the suspect. The suspect was booked at Martinez Jail for theft, possession of stolen property, theft with priors, and possession of burglary tools.

Grand Theft (Arrest) – Pleasant Hill Station

4/29/14 0818 hours

BART officers, along with SFPD officers and Contra Costa County Sheriff’s deputies were involved on a surveillance operation at the station when they saw a subject take a bicycle and board a BART train towards Oakland. The officers followed the suspect and the train was ultimately held at the Rockridge Station. The officers placed the suspect under arrest and recovered the bicycle. The suspect is to be interviewed by Detective Woffinden and will be booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for grand theft.

Urinating-Defecating in the System / Warrant Arrest – Walnut Creek Station

4/26/14 0020 hours

Officers responded to a report of a male urinating/defecating on a Pittsburg bound train. Officers contacted a male and off-boarded him from the train. A records/warrant check revealed the man had a $1,000.00 driving while intoxicated warrant issued by San Mateo County. The male was cited for urinating/defecating and was booked on the warrant at the Martinez Detention Center. A sergeant approved the arrest.

Battery (Prohibition Order Issued) – Concord Station

4/25/14 1558 hours

Officer responded to a report of a battery on a train. A victim reported he was punched by a female after admonishing the female and her two friends about their unruly behavior. Three were detained after off boarding the train, were positively identified by the victim. The suspect who battered the victim was placed under citizen’s arrest, booked for battery, and was issued a 30 day BART prohibition order. The other two suspects were cited and released for unruly behavior. There were no injuries. A sergeant responded to the scene to approve the arrest.

Fare Evasion/Warrant Arrest – Pleasant Hill Station

4/25/2014 0907 Hours

An officer contacted an adult male for fare evasion and discovered that he had a $35,000 warrant for receiving stolen property and burglary. The male was cited for the fare evasion and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for the warrant.

Warrant Arrest – Walnut Creek Station

4/25/14 0117 hours

A warrant check on a person detained for fare evasion revealed an outstanding no-bail arrest warrant out of Walnut Creek for theft. The suspect was cited for fare evasion and placed under arrest for the warrant.

Auto Theft – North Concord Station

4/23/14, 1856 hours

A victim reported his 1997 red Nissan truck was stolen while it was parked at the station between 0440-1850 hours.

Auto Burglary (Phone Report) – North Concord Station

4/23/14, 1855 hours

A victim reported his 1994 red Nissan Pathfinder was burglarized while it was parked and locked in the lower lot between 1130-1530 hours. A shaved key was possibly used as a means of entry and miscellaneous items were taken from inside the vehicle.

Grand Theft – North Concord Station

4/23/14, 1642 hours

A victim reported a catalytic converter was stolen from his 1995 red Toyota T100 truck while it was parked in the southeast lower lot between 1000-1600 hours.

Auto Theft – North Concord Station

4/23/14, 1642 hours

A patron reported his gray 1994 Nissan Pathfinder was stolen, between 0730-1615 hours, while parked in the lower lot of the station. An officer responded to complete the report.

Grand Theft (Catalytic Converter) –North Concord Station

4/23/14, 1624 hours

A victim reported both catalytic converters were stolen from his gold 2007 Toyota Sequoia while it was parked in the lower lot, between 0600-1630 hours. An officer responded to complete the report.

Criminal Threats/Interfering with Operation of a Railroad/Violation of a Prohibition Order – Walnut Creek Station

4/21/14 1737 hours

A male threatened to physically harm a female aboard a Pittsburg bound train. Officers intercepted the train at the Walnut Creek Station and removed the male from the train. Trains were delayed for 5 minutes. The male was not in possession of a BART Ticket and was cited for fare evasion. The female placed the male under citizen’s arrest for criminal threats. A records/warrant check showed the male had a BART Prohibition Order in effect and was in violation of that order. The male was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility. The male was given a second prohibition order. A Sgt. approved the arrest.

{ 16 comments }

1 Always Right May 4, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Not a regular BART rider any more, but I do use it occasionally to get to SFO airport for flights out. Took a mid-day train from SFO earlier this week, and noticed two intoxicated vagrants sleeping in the front car at the end of the line airport stop. Why does BART allow this? Certainly the train operator could at least walk through the train and wake up these people and ask them to leave the train.

BART is not supposed to be a traveling motel for people who can’t figure out how to stay sober.

And another thing I noticed. In my car, there were people with bikes taking up tons of passenger space. Even at mid-day, it is too crowded for bikes to move safely in and out.

Could it be the new rules allowing bikes on board is encouraging bike theft (thieves go shopping at multiple stations until they find a bike they like and then take it home with them)?

Could it also be that people are starting to take their expensive bikes with them on BART now rather than leaving it at a bike rack to be stolen? What a MESS !

When will the people of the Bay Area stop electing silly, incompetent people to the BART board? To the Sacramento Legislature? To Congress and the White House?

2 Dorothy May 4, 2014 at 11:41 AM

BART sergeants had a busy time.

3 anin May 4, 2014 at 12:16 PM

“Certainly the train operator could at least walk through the train and wake up these people and ask them to leave the train.”

************The can;t leave the front car

“When will the people of the Bay Area stop electing silly, incompetent people to the BART board?”

*********NEVER–he unions have control forever & laugh at you every day

there were people with bikes taking up tons of passenger space.

*********** they do not give a S..T about you

4 Horse n around May 4, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Wow, I’m glad I don’t have to use BART as a mode of transportation to and from work everyday. Just reading this makes BART sound so disgusting and filthy. And you can’t even park your car the parking lot without it being burglarized.

5 Dutch May 4, 2014 at 1:35 PM

I’ll be darned. ALWAYS RIGHT is right again. To add my two cents in, maybe there should be more Bart Police in and around the stations rather than riding around town in squad cars.

6 Killjoy May 4, 2014 at 1:43 PM

” The male was given a second prohibition order. ”
The first one obviously worked so well, they thought they’d just give him another one. Pffft.
The system is broken folks.

7 Anonymous May 4, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Got the old train pooper.

8 That Guy May 4, 2014 at 2:37 PM

Public Transit serves a great purpose for the weekday nine to fivers, but lets be honest. The times in between the commutes it serves as the only mode of transportation for some folks who have fallen out of the reality that most of us operate in.

The fact is a lot of these people causing problems on BART are mentally ill, addicts, and criminals. It is the duty of all of us to insure for our on safety and security and to report the problems we see and encounter ourselves. If we continue to be complacent and expect other people to address issues we will continue to live as victims.

I personally am looking forward to BART PD’s release of ELERTS, which will allow us riders to report crimes using a smart phone application in which we can take photos and send emails to the police dispatchers to relay problems directly to them, rather than going through the Train Operator or Station Agent.

I am pleased to know that at least the Police are making arrests and issuing prohibition orders. I think we just have to do a better part in being good riders and reporting the little stuff to them so that it is addressed. Most people here seem to complain about what they have seen, but never do anything about it, hoping someone else will take care of that for them. The fact is if you continue to be a non participant you will soon fine yourself the victim.

Trust your instinct’s and report the crime or suspicious activity, not only on BART, but in your neighborhoods. The more you just let it got the more it is likely to continue to get worse. We dictate how we want to live not the police or the bad guys.

You all should have the following non emergency lines listed in your cell phones for that purpose;

CONCORD PD 925-671-3220
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY SHERIFF 925-646-2441
BART POLICE 510-464-7000

9 poop a doop May 4, 2014 at 2:51 PM

can hardly blame the guy for taking a cr#p on the train. most of the time the bathrooms are closed or occupied by a bum. kudos for taking a stand… next time smear it on the station agent’s window.

10 MrDuckyWucky May 4, 2014 at 3:22 PM

dont understand why the sergeant needs to approve an arrest.

11 Anon May 4, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Bart cops are worthless

12 Another "anon" May 4, 2014 at 6:35 PM

pearl of wisdumb. Eat a bug!

13 Old Guy May 4, 2014 at 8:40 PM

THERE OUGHT T BE A BART COP STATIONED ON EVERT TRAIN!

14 Anon May 5, 2014 at 1:39 AM

@Old Guy #13

Why? They’d still need approval to do anything.

15 jtkatec May 5, 2014 at 9:03 AM

North Concord – all took place on Wed, April 23,

16 George Randolf May 10, 2014 at 1:02 PM

@jtkatec That’s because B.A.R.T. police were actually at the North Concord Station. Instead of driving around Concord in their “B.A.R.T. Police Cruisers”, which they shouldn’t even have. – waste of money honestly those cars.

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