The Claycord BART Crime Report – Auto Theft, Recovered Stolen Car, Possession of Burg Tools + Much More

June 8, 2014 · 29 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.

Bike Theft – Concord Station

6/4/14, 1845 hours

A patron reported that their blue Klein mountain bike was stolen from the racks on the north side of the station between 0700-1730 hours. The victim secured the bike with a cable lock.

Auto Theft – North Concord Station

6/4/14 1047 hours

A victim reported the theft of his green 1999 Isuzu Rodeo from the North Concord Station. The victim parked in the lower lot at 0515 hours on May 30, 2014 and returned at 1600 hours on June 2, 2014, to discover his car was stolen. Concord PD recovered the car. An officer completed the auto theft report.

Recovered Stolen Car (Arrest) – North Concord Station

6/3/14 1324 hours

An officer was on patrol and observed a White male driving a purple Honda Civic with a black hood, through the North Concord Station. Earlier the officer was contacted by a civilian who reported his purple 1994 Honda with a black hood was stolen in Concord. The officer ran the plate on the Honda and Dispatch confirmed the Honda was reported stolen out of Concord. The officer followed the Honda out of the lot and Dispatch requested additional BART, Concord and CHP units to respond. The officer followed the Honda onto the freeway and the male accelerated at a high rate of speed in an attempt to lose the officer. The male exited at San Marcos where another BART officer was waiting and he made felony traffic stop on the Honda. The male was taken into custody and the stolen Honda was recovered. A sergeant responded to approve the arrest. A Detective responded to interview the male and obtained a confession from him. The male was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility.

Attempted Bike Theft/Possession of Burglary Tools – Walnut Creek Station

6/2/14, 2334 hours

A safety monitor observed a male suspect trying to cut a lock off a bike at the racks using a hacksaw. The man left the area on foot, but was detained by Walnut Creek PD a short distance away. The safety monitor positively identified the man as the person he saw trying to cut the lock. The man had a hacksaw in his backpack. The man admitted trying to steal the bike, but denied knowing anything about other bike thefts. The man was ultimately booked at the Martinez Detention Facility for misdemeanor attempted theft and possession of burglary tools.

Auto Theft (Recovered) – North Concord Station

6/2/14, 1646 hours

A victim reported parking his silver 1997 Acura Integra in the lower lot of the station, in an unmarked stall, at 0600 hours. Upon returning to the lot, at 1632 hours, the victim found the vehicle parked in a different stall and several items missing from its trunk. An officer took the report.

Attempt Auto Theft – North Concord Station

6/2/14, 1547 hours

A victim reported that an unknown suspect attempted to steal her white 1997 Chevrolet Silverado while it was parked in the lower parking lot, between 0630-1600 hours. The vehicle’s ignition switch was damaged and a metal piece was left in the ignition. The vehicle was most likely entered with a shaved key as there was no other damage. The victim reported no loss of property and refused to have the vehicle processed for prints by the investigating officer.

1 Elwood June 8, 2014 at 2:38 PM

“A sergeant responded to approve the arrest.”

Now I ask you, is the BART pretend police force a bad joke, or what?

2 annon June 8, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Has a sergeant ever failed to approve an arrest?

3 down and out June 8, 2014 at 4:08 PM

why are there always bike thefts and car thefts at bart?? seems like their two biggest crimes.

4 KJ June 8, 2014 at 4:09 PM

I was glad to see that BART moved a lot of the bike racks into the gated area at Concord BART.

5 Julio June 8, 2014 at 4:09 PM

I really think these reports show how little Bart police do. I would like to see the timed calls like regular police do. Time of report, time officer responds to scene, who they interviewed etc for each and every call they get just like any other 911 reports. Time it takes to get to scene. This is truly bogus folks.

They want us to think they actually go to these stations etc. Ha. Shots fired maybe. I have never heard of a police department that truly exists in the shadows in day light. They drink a lot of coffee in Antioch and we don’t have a station.

Mr Mayor, can you get us any real police reports?

6 That Guy June 8, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Elwood,

Why don’t you ask the two guys who got arrested if they got booked into a real jail and have to answer to a real judge. The only bad joke is your ignorance. Go educate yourself and stop being a jaded old man.

7 Anon June 8, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Posting these will not change the fact that BART cops are worthless.

8 Justin June 8, 2014 at 5:23 PM

BART cops still manage to shoot and kill people. So there’s that…

9 Dorothy June 8, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Curious: Why would someone not want their car dusted for fingerprints just because the car was white? Even though the car was still there and nothing was missing, someone did try to steal it. A few smudges that can be wiped off might mean the prints could identify someone – provided there were prints to be found.

10 ".....The victim refused to have the vehicle processed for prints by the investigating officer......" June 8, 2014 at 5:28 PM

6/2/14, 1547 hours

Then, the “victim” should be arrested and charged with Obstruction of Justice.

11 Marianne June 8, 2014 at 5:29 PM

There are not any plans to have a Bart station running through Antioch, but there is the Busline from the Pittsburg Bart to Antioch.

12 Tom June 8, 2014 at 5:42 PM

I have a lot of respect for law enforcement, but a stronger presence at BART would be nice. I only see it in Oakland and SF.

13 Silva June 8, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Dorothy, once you’ve seen something that’s been “dusted” for prints, you’ll know why. I get your point though.

14 Why dust for fingerprints? June 8, 2014 at 7:53 PM

Even if, by some stroke of luck, the prints lead to an arrest, the POS will be out in a matter of hours, if he goes to jail at all. No point in investigating crimes if nothing’s going to happen to the criminal.

15 Just another Concord resident June 8, 2014 at 7:55 PM

No thought went into what a magnet for crime and hobos this system would become during the planning stages in the 1960’s. Now that we have such a magnet, would somebody please plan for eradicating the vermin this system attracts? You can’t get on a BART train or go near a BART station without running into the lowest level of human filth imaginable. It is time for BART management to make the system safe. No more words and false promises.

16 Julio June 8, 2014 at 8:02 PM

“Marianne” The Antioch Bart station opens in 2017. Construction is well on the way. It is called e-bart. Junk.

They don’t do much at the Park and Ride either if that is what you are referring to.

17 Killjoy June 8, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Seriously? A Klein? Who the hell would leave a Klein unattended at a BART station?
That’s asking to get it stolen.
Why don’t you put a flashing light on it to draw a little more attention to it?

Yeah yeah, I’m not trying to blame the victim.

18 @Killjoy June 8, 2014 at 9:22 PM

Have you ever wondered how many of the Kleins and Treks stolen from BART stations were actually Magnas and Huffys?

Maybe someone should put up a sign at the bike racks, “If you use a cable lock, your bike WILL get stolen!”

19 tweaky June 8, 2014 at 9:28 PM

@Killjoy
and never returned-at least not in working condition.

20 Elwood June 8, 2014 at 9:30 PM

@ That Guy #6

You must be a BART cop. Gee, I’m sorry if I hurt your feelings.

I just find it laughable that every BART bust, no matter how righteous, must be approved by a sergeant.

Are the line officers idiots? Wait, maybe you’d prefer not to answer that question.

21 tweaky June 8, 2014 at 9:40 PM

they do it to themselves…

22 Mirriam June 8, 2014 at 9:50 PM

This is a very sad state. :-(

23 RunDogRun June 8, 2014 at 10:43 PM

This whole area was a lot better off
without BART. It just brought an
undesirable elements from
Oakland and Berkeley right to our
doorstep. I think the best thing
this area could do would be to
tear it down and go back to
carpooling.

24 Tom June 8, 2014 at 10:56 PM

I think it’s ridiculous that sergeants have to approve an arrest at BART too. If you can’t even make an arrest on your own.

If this policy change happened after Oscar Grant, I can see why.

25 Silva June 9, 2014 at 6:21 AM

Tom, according to a commenter here in the past I read, that’s exactly why. If it’s true, it does make sense.

26 Cowellian June 9, 2014 at 7:25 AM

Yeah, we may have heard you mention your disapproval of the BART police before, Elwood. But whether or not that’s a good policy, it is their policy.

27 can I get a yes sir June 9, 2014 at 7:32 AM

can I get a yes sir

28 Michelle June 9, 2014 at 9:26 AM

RDR elite, things are as they need to be for the moment. Too many incidences involving BART police have been documented in the sad state that it’s in. Oscar Grant was the final straw. Is the subway system on the east coast any better? No, it’s a thousand times worse. It is what it is for now, it is amazing how you just noticed what was already there.

29 Elwood June 9, 2014 at 1:17 PM

“whether or not that’s a good policy, it is their policy.”

That statement can be used to justify all sorts of stupid behavior.

It’s like “There’s no reason for it, it’s just our policy.”

If a sergeant had been present would Mehserle not have mistaken his sidearm for his Taser?

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