Concord: Burglar Breaks Into House While Homeowners Sleep

June 2, 2014 8:00 am · 39 comments

This message came from a Claycordian who lives off San Miguel Rd. in Concord.

Our house was burglarized overnight with us asleep in the house. We received a call from a maid at the Premier Inn saying our financial records were found in a garbage can, and subsequently police made contact with people in a specific room and found some of the stolen goods.

So sorry to hear about this.

Claycordians, please lock your doors & windows, and make sure there is no other way for a burglar to get inside your home during the night.

The name of the suspect(s) has not been released at this time.

The Mamba June 2, 2014 at 8:10 AM

Great job by the maid!

Anonymous June 2, 2014 at 8:43 AM

Good on the police,too

PO'd June 2, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Alarm, video surveillance, dog and shotgun would have to be considered standard operating equipment anymore, sorry to say.
Kudos to the maid @ Premier Inn!!

BrazenCrazies June 2, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Very glad they were caught by the cops thanks to the very aware maid. Nice job.

RickCendejas June 2, 2014 at 9:04 AM

Ditto what PO’d said.

Getting Worse June 2, 2014 at 9:05 AM

CA is a low risk state for misdemeanor criminals.
Democrats turned our courts and jails into revolving door jokes.
In 2011 they voted to change sentencing on over 500 crimes and prevents Felons convicted of those crimes from ever going to State Prison.

Under AB109, upon sentencing all sentences are CUT IN HALF and they serve their time in County Jail or increasingly in the comfort of their own home with electronic monitoring. Bummer get to play video games 24 – 7, bummer.

State Senator DeSaulnier and Assemblywoman Bonilla Voted For AB-109.

Similar experience June 2, 2014 at 9:07 AM

We had a similar experience about a year ago. Burglars broke into our vehicle, used the garage door opener to get into the garage while we were upstairs sleeping. They stole everything they could carry in one trip — mostly tools. They couldn’t get into the house, the door was locked. Filed a report with Concord PD. Never keep your garage door opener in your vehicle! Lesson learned!

That Guy June 2, 2014 at 9:10 AM

I am glad to hear that the maid stepped and called the cops. I can only imagine what they have to deal with everyday in that hotel. Hope they get recognized for their diligence.

T Mo June 2, 2014 at 9:13 AM

What about military boot camp for low risk offenders? Strenuous exercise, menial labor, mandatory education, and wages earned go to restitution.

gonzo June 2, 2014 at 9:26 AM

wow that is so scary. i always lock all my doors and windows since i woke up to my dog going crazy and ssomeone trying to open my window. needless to say i couldn’t sleep for weeks. i love concord but as soon as i can i am moving the f out of here.

M.O.A. June 2, 2014 at 9:27 AM

The vulnerability of your whole family during this invasion should make your skin crawl. Thank God you are safe and not today’s headline tragedy.

Premier Inn is a Sewer June 2, 2014 at 9:36 AM

They rent to anyone. Police are there on a nightly basis.

Antler June 2, 2014 at 9:37 AM

T Mo at #9 …… Oh, PLEASE NO! Let’s try to keep this human scum OUT of the military! Put them on roadside clean-up and road shoulder leveling detail the old-timey way.

@T Mo June 2, 2014 at 9:39 AM

Might work with Sheriff JOE but here in nannyfornia, not likely.
Criminals flock to CA for freebies and light criminal sentences.

ClayDen June 2, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Doors locked. check
Windows locked. check
Alarm set. check
Live in Clayton, the safest town in NorCal. check
I’m good.

K 9 alarm June 2, 2014 at 9:54 AM

Get a Dog, and don’t over socialize it.

Sere June 2, 2014 at 9:55 AM

I’m glad you guys are okay and your burglars where caught !!. Mine are still on the loose they broke into my house last week but left behind all paperwork and went for electronics .

CCW June 2, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Need some type of alarm system, i have a bird that screams bloody murder when awaken. 2 large dogs as well that bark when the floor creaks.

cruiser June 2, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Not so sure about that ClayDen. We were victimized too when we sleeping in the house AND the alarm was on. Broke through the window but the alarm went off. I suppose it was enough time for them to grab all the keys. Came back and broke into the garage couple of days back and stole our car. Now we have video surveillance, extended alarms and my sweet Smith and Wesson.
Glad no one was hurt and I know the hassle you have to go through since I’v had first hand experience.

Anon June 2, 2014 at 10:27 AM

Glad the scumbags were caught. Hope the alert maid gets some recognition for a job well done.

Shelly June 2, 2014 at 10:46 AM

@T Mo, That’s pretty progressive thinking for It won’t fly.

Shelly June 2, 2014 at 10:50 AM

It sure bites not to be able to have a little fresh air at night.

Disgusted June 2, 2014 at 11:27 AM

The Premier Inn should be forced to close it’s doors. CPD is there in great numbers on a regular basis. The rest of you wonder why L.E. isn’t available for other concerns?

@T Mo (#9) June 2, 2014 at 11:31 AM

A damn good idea. LONG overdue.

@CCW June 2, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Lmao at your bird yelling “bloody Murder!
Also, GREAT job to the maid at premier! That’s was very very kind of her. Most people wouldn’t have had a second thought about it.

go for it June 2, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Getting worse. So is voting info, public info now. How and where did you find out h I was each person voted.

waverunner June 2, 2014 at 12:11 PM

I took the advice of a friend of mine a long time ago and keep my purse and keys in my bedroom in case I had to get out quickly or if someone broke in and was in another part of the house. You could at least shut and lock your bedroom door and use the phone. Men should keep their wallets in the bedroom also instead of in the front part of the house. How many times do we just drop keys, purse, wallet on the first available spot when we walk in the house?

Rods or a piece of dowling works great in windows and doors so that you can at least crack open the window a bit. There are also locks that can be attached to the area where the window slides so that it can’t be opened any farther than you want it to be. These are at least deterrents.

Anon June 2, 2014 at 12:15 PM

If they were caught with stolen property, legally they maybe suspects but in truth they are clearly guilty.

Underwood June 2, 2014 at 12:38 PM

I haven’t been burgled yet in Concord but I certainly do not invite it. Door and windows stay locked and since our (house-hold members) schedules vary pretty strongly there is always one of us awake and alert in the house at all hours; It is like having 24hr guard service. We all go to the gun-range as much as we can to practice with our home-defense and I collect bladed weapons as a hobby/for training. The dog with the claxon in his throat helps too, haha.

Congratulations to the maid, that was some quick thinking and saved a family a lot of hassle. I sure hope they are grateful!

Antler June 2, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Was just thinking back years ago to when we lived in a house with a garage. Golly Pete, when that garage door went up and secured itself…that ker-THUNK would have wakened the dead!

May we consider the Premier Inn to be the CPD’s unofficial gateway annex?

formeremployee June 2, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Similar to number 7, we were burglarized a couple of years ago off san miguel. They broke into the car, cleaned it out, used the remote to open the garage door. Got a few things, plain daylight on a weekend, before one of us opened the entry door and scared them off. Never caught, and nothing was ever recovered. Neighbors have had a similar experience over the years. Great neighborhood, but very highly burglarized.

Tom June 2, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Crime of opportunity.

Sidney June 2, 2014 at 3:40 PM

My son’s red Nike baseball bag was stolen out of my vehicle in front of my house this same evening, he found his batting helmet & a shirt he had in there while walking his dog Sunday afternoon, around the other side of our block and ran back home devastated, because he has his last two championship games today and Wednesday and is without his glove and his LUCKY bat! Seriously pathetic to steal from a 10 year old!!

sherry h June 2, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Clayden is still living in fantasy world

sue June 2, 2014 at 8:40 PM

we have alarm system even in the day if i’m home alone i have it set. also a 357 handy at ALL times. It’s the way it is now days. too bad. was robed once years ago.

same ol same ol June 2, 2014 at 11:16 PM

#33, 🙁 How awful. Sorry.

Underwood June 3, 2014 at 3:00 AM

No matter if you feel like the area you live in is safe or not, if some tugg feels like you are an easy target he/she will at the very least try to take advantage. Lights on, doors and windows secured and a weapon or three is always better than nothing. At the very least have a “back door” which may include windows. Hell, have pepper spray near by or on your person. A hand-full of salt or slil to the face can buy you precious seconds, (mitsubishi, SP).

NRA Supporter June 3, 2014 at 9:18 AM

Underwood is correct. I know most of you can’t think like a thug, but sometimes you have to if you want to protect yourself or your property. The 3 most important things you can have for your home to reduce the chances of any criminal activity are:

1) Alarm System
2) Suvellence Cameras
3) Dogs

Criminals hate just 1 of these as it gets in their way, so now you got 3 of these in place. Don’t get me wrong there has been known cases of them still trying anyways. Remember they are always looking for an easy target and entry point. Secure your home. Last but not least if you own a gun, make sure it’s at the ready at night. You have every right to shot an intruder in Calif weather they are armed or unarmed, if you are in fear of your life. I’m not letting no low life take my life, a family member, or any of my hard earned property.

Tom June 3, 2014 at 9:55 AM

You have to think like a cop and a burglar. Unfortunately. burglary will never be a priority because it’s a property crime, and I believe law enforcement believes that most auto burglaries and home burglaries are a result of poor judgment.

I agree with law enforcement, on auto burglary anyway. (Leaving valuables in plain sight). Not sure about home burglaries.

The best deterrent is a DOG! Even if you don’t own a dog, put up a beware of dog sign. Or fake dogs barking when you ring the bell.

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