PIC: Two Vehicles Burglarized in Concord

July 11, 2014 8:00 am · 60 comments

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Two vehicles were burglarized in the area of Denkinger Ct. in Concord, and one of the victims wants to warn others about the crooks who are out there just waiting to pounce.

This morning I received a phone call from he Concord Police about my vehicle being burglarized. They received a call from a lady that lives on Denkinger Ct., about two vehicles burglarized. One was mine. My sports car had my passenger side window taken off completely and they ransacked through my vehicle. The car in front of mine also had it’s window broken. I was parked in front of Kings Valley Christian school. The night before I noticed that they tried to steal my old little Honda but they weren’t successful. Can you please share the news so people can keep an eye out? I live on Clayton Rd. but I have no parking at my apartment complex because they are under construction.

Thanks for the information. Sorry about your vehicle.

1 Counting July 11, 2014 at 8:14 AM

7 days and counting !

2 Anonymous July 11, 2014 at 8:48 AM

And burglaries aren’t one of the Chiefs top priorities!

3 anon July 11, 2014 at 8:56 AM

You took someones parking spot and the don’t like it. Better move.

4 CD July 11, 2014 at 9:29 AM

Thank you for the heads up!

5 just a concordian July 11, 2014 at 9:37 AM

Aside from the standard “don’t leave your crap in the car” I think anybody who buys a 30k+ car and lives in an apartment needs to have his/her head examined! But that’s just my opinion.

6 RANDOM TASK July 11, 2014 at 10:17 AM

SOUNDs like inside job ….neighbors know parking is moved and cars are not being watched ….a simple sting would suffice here ……but not in the budget of course …….so some simple cameras would work …..at apartments and in location of moved vehicles ….catch them in the act and counting the loot back in apartment area this is not random if they came back after trying before …..welcome to demifornia ….where you get to be the star of your own victimization

7 Warren July 11, 2014 at 10:17 AM

People need to hide your valuables. Or, not take the cart all. At least clean out your car once in awhile find out what is needed in the car all the time.

I also vote for more use where use of cameras around the city. Along time ago concord used to have free WiFi. It would be nice to reuse that WiFi network and put cameras up around the city to help capture crime in certain areas.

Several Bay Area cities have started using cameras in different ways and in areas of higher population or crime hotspots and some to also help monitor traffic flow. . . Also, shop owners now and not only have cameras inside the business but outside as well to help deter criminals from entering or stop crime happening ust in front of the business.
It takes a community to build a safe city and it takes a community to help stop crime from occurring often and in your area of the city. The police department usually leads the way and citizens can help by contacting the local PD suggestions how to stop crime in area. However simple things that we can all do is keep or surrounding clean and tidy, well lit where appropriate, use good locks, cameras where they can help stop crime, report and record (simple notes to cameras) what we see to the police.

8 Thank you July 11, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Thank you for the warning!!!! I hope your car didn’t have too much damage done to it. Thanks again.

9 Warren July 11, 2014 at 10:20 AM

People need to hide your valuables. Or, not take the car at all. At least clean out your car once in awhile find out what is needed in the car all the time.

I also vote for more use where use of cameras around the city. Along time ago concord used to have free WiFi. It would be nice to reuse that WiFi network and put cameras up around the city to help capture crime in certain areas.

Several Bay Area cities have started using cameras in different ways and in areas of higher population or crime hotspots and some to also help monitor traffic flow. . . Also, shop owners now not only have cameras inside the business but outside as well to help deter criminals from entering or stop crime happening ust in front of the business.
It takes a community to build a safe city and it takes a community to help stop crime from occurring often and in your area of the city. The police department usually leads the way and citizens can help by contacting the local PD suggestions how to stop crime in area. However simple things that we can all do is keep or surrounding clean and tidy, well lit where appropriate, use good locks, cameras where they can help stop crime, report and record (simple notes to cameras) what we see to the police.

10 @just a concordian July 11, 2014 at 10:26 AM

100% agree. My cars might not be as nice but I have a house.

11 Clayton Resident July 11, 2014 at 10:41 AM

@just a concordian; Your comment makes absolutely no sense and is actually really stupid. What does living in an apartment and having a “30k+ car” have to do with each other? So if you live in an apartment, that person isn’t allowed to have a decent car? Your opinion is worthless to be honest and you obviously have way too much time on your hands and I think its you that needs to have your head examined to see why you are so stupid.

12 green July 11, 2014 at 10:46 AM

#5 @just a concordian:

“anybody who buys a 30k+ car and lives in an apartment needs to have his/her head examined!”

That’s a very angry and resentful statement to make. I have a minivan that cost $30,000 new and I live in an apartment. Many people live in apartments in the Bay Area because housing is so high. And $30,000 is not much to spend on a car.

13 Mustang Sally July 11, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Wow, aren’t we snarky. Sorry that happened. Thanks for letting us know.

14 green July 11, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Why and how was the entire window removed? Why not just smash it? It’s quicker and presumably much easier.

15 The Grant July 11, 2014 at 10:50 AM

@ just a concordian,

Do you think your statement can be applied to people in SF or New York? I used to own an apt in SF and drove a Porsche.

I guess I should get my head examined per your advice…

16 Ian July 11, 2014 at 10:59 AM

They took the window out? Weird! Hope it’s still usable.

17 @ just a concordian July 11, 2014 at 11:03 AM

I was just about to write the same thing. Instead of buying an expensive car, get a small house with a garage and then buy the car.

But nowadays people don’t leave their cars in the garage. The garage is for their $200 worth of junk while their $30,000 car sits outside.

I know of several “head exam” places, but I don’t think they are free.

18 YouDontKnowShinola July 11, 2014 at 11:03 AM

#5, is this based on your vast life experiences. I’ve lived in apartments and like sports cars. I was in an apartment since I was consulting, jobs only lasting 4-12 months. I was making a ton of money and was able to buy and drive the sports cars I liked. I parked them near the apartment I rented. I had a permanent home somewhere else.

Similar to your life experiences? Maybe the head that needs to be examined is yours :).

19 @5 July 11, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Better owning a car you can afford than a house you can’t afford.

20 Mimi (original) July 11, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Oooo! Snarky Concordian!! Vehicles are expensive!! It’s irrelevant to where a person lives! But back to the situation at hand, it’s terrible to have your vehicle broken into and your belonging ransacked and/or stolen!! I’m so sorry this happened to you. There’s nothing quite like that sinking feeling when you realize you’ve been victimized.

21 Silva July 11, 2014 at 11:50 AM

With mortgage, insurance, normal maintaince, catastrophic repairs, taxes, and no management to call when things go south, home ownership isn’t for everyone.

22 anonanonagain July 11, 2014 at 12:16 PM

It’s awful being victimized by lowlife, thieving scum. Hopefully the police can beef up the surveillance by driving by that area more often. Or better yet, lie in wait…..;)

23 MadMom July 11, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Thanks for the info. I hope you know that the snarky comments come from small, angry people. They are to be pitied.

I hope you have an easy time getting through this. Mimi (original) was absolutely right. Terrible feeling.

Good luck!

24 MadMom July 11, 2014 at 12:19 PM

One more thing. Mini vans cost about $30,000. I bet no one would have barked about one of those being hit!

25 RANDOM TASK July 11, 2014 at 12:32 PM

how did this turn into how expensive my car is …..people little bit of decorum …this is a nation wide blog

26 Kirkwood July 11, 2014 at 12:33 PM

That looks like a neat car! I had hoped that a poster would casually identify it. As for the break in, I don’t think a cool car like that needs something visible, a crook might expect to find something nice hidden in that car. The owner is just a victim of circumstances.

27 Sounds like time for a Bait Car..... July 11, 2014 at 12:45 PM

filled with some of them nice Mt. Diablo Rattlers. Would be a Real Shame to come out and find some venom clogged thief flopping around like a stinking rat in a pool of his own death bile and feces…….HaHaHaHa…..

28 Silva July 11, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Oh, forgot to mention huge utility bills and yadrwork! Just not everyone’s cup of tea.

29 Melanie July 11, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Make that three break-ins in Concord. I noticed lots of broken car window glass when I walked by the Lime Ridge Open Space parking lot at 8 am this morning.

30 Anonymous July 11, 2014 at 1:23 PM

@Sylvia,
THANK YOU!!!!!! I am single and have no desire to spend my free time doing yard work. And my PG&E is $25 a month. I would rather spend my money traveling.

31 MrDioji July 11, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Nissan 350Z

32 jay money July 11, 2014 at 1:42 PM

Just a concordian you are dumb. What if the guy is single and doesn’t want a big house. Whats the purpose of your statement. You sound like a naive stay at home mom.

33 Off Pine Hollow July 11, 2014 at 1:54 PM

Wow. So many small minded, judgmental, and jealous posters on Claycord. What business is it of yours what kind of car people drive? The point is that there are crooks burglarizing people’s property.

The funny thing is, $30 k isn’t even that expensive of a car!

34 Flores July 11, 2014 at 2:08 PM

Just got my car stolen today outside my house in concord ppl really have nothing to do

35 allycat July 11, 2014 at 2:09 PM

I cant believe how much this is going on lately. My car got broken into a few months ago and they took my whole radio. I couldnt believe it. Now i have an alarm because I have a 95 honda and thats a popular car to steal. Several of my neighbors in the blocks around me have had car thefts/ break ins a lot the past yr ive lived here, some cars got it more than once. and gas stolen from the cars. I live in Landana area. And mail gets stolen a lot!

36 Justin July 11, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Wow, this comments section is a cesspool – who cares what kind of car it is or if he owns a house or lives in an apartment?

The point is some scumbag is breaking in to peoples’ cars. That’s where the blame should be. That’s what we should be lambasting.

Some of you need to ditch your high horses. I suspect you’re all only critical online, getting to hide behind usernames.

37 Cat Lover July 11, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Wow! I’m having a hard time trying to figure out why a victim of a crime, who is trying to get the word out as to what happened to them and for everyone to be aware and keep their own property safe, gets slammed for what they live in and what kind of car they own. What does any of that have to do with what this person just went through? We should be thanking them for the info and feeling bad for their experience. Also, no where in their warning did they mention if they had valubles visible in the car. Some of you keep eluding to that kind of senario.
I am so sorry for the violation this person has experienced and hope “just a concordian” will think before posting on this blog again. If anything, you have made yourself look like an idiot by your post.

38 The yellow ranger July 11, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Agree with many here; no one should apologize for how they want to spend their hard-earned money. Likewise, no one should have to worry about scum taking their stuff; I’m kind of tired of the hens here always blaming victims for getting robbed. IMO thieves are not that far removed from killers and rapists and should be punished cruely.

39 Reagan July 11, 2014 at 3:48 PM

@ just a concordian you’re just an ignorant ass

40 Shelly July 11, 2014 at 4:03 PM

And what’s with the passive aggressive sexism, folks? “Naive stay at home moms” and “hens”? Oh, Brother!

41 Katie July 11, 2014 at 4:28 PM

My vehicle was burglarized last Monday on Clayton as well – at the InShape parking lot near Kirker Pass. No valuables in sight, but I was told it was probably broken into because it’s a nicer car (an Audi). Ridiculous and very sad. I am tired of the crime in this area. I called the police and was told to ‘hang up and file a police report.’ I did that, but it didn’t even show in the police report for the week. These thieves need to be found and punished. Would anyone else like local law enforcement to be more proactive in finding these individuals?

42 iluvfriedchicken July 11, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Don’t leave your valuables in your car and don’t park your valuable car on the street. It’s your own fault!

43 Atticus Thraxx July 11, 2014 at 4:58 PM

“I also vote for more use where use of cameras around the city.”
Well there Warren, YOU might not mind cameras all over the place but this American didn’t sign up for all this Gordon Freeman crap. It’s a lazy approach and I question the effectiveness. But that’s not the point. We are devolving to some kind of sick dystopia where no communication is safe from prying eyes, the police have become militant and use the people they are sworn and paid to protect as revenue streams and target practice, and any reasonable expectation of privacy is now a privilege? Sounds more like East Germany than the land of freedom I swore to protect and defend. I resist it. I will continue to resist it. Bad enough we are leaving our kids with debt that is truly staggering, but I’m not gonna give the government permission crawl all up their asses every time an ill wind blows. No pun intended. Come on people!

44 Blueyediva July 11, 2014 at 5:09 PM

@5 seems you need YOUR head examined. Who the HELL cares if this person lives in an apartment, condo, villa, townhouse, single family residence, duplex, triplex, quadruplex or a mansion?!?! You obviously are a VERY shallow and judgeMENTAL person. The type of dwelling someone lives in or the car they drive does not define them. You need to get a grip and keep your horribly offensive, shallow and plain out stupid comments to yourself or think about what you’re writing before you write it…because you seem very ignorant and uneducated in your very ridiculous and rude comment.

45 Walnut Creek Resident July 11, 2014 at 5:16 PM

I’m sick of these crooks!

46 Mason July 11, 2014 at 6:05 PM

They’re probably coming from Pittsburg, Antioch and Oakley right?

47 concord July 11, 2014 at 6:28 PM

watch out for your old Honda. they are being stolen in droves from BART and everywhere else because of those keys that work on ALL of the old models.

48 concord July 11, 2014 at 6:29 PM

any decent car these costs 30K, where does concordian live? Pluto?

49 Bellarium July 11, 2014 at 6:56 PM

I live near that neighborhood for 10 plus years. I highly recommend having full insurance coverage with a low deductible on comprehensive. We have 4 to 6 incidents a year. Most are minor but annoying. They have yet to succeed with stealing our cars due to needing a smart key to start them.
Last year I parked my car in front of my house and in less than an hour I returned to my car to find that someone tried to steal it in broad day light. Two months ago a neighbor spotted 3 teens or young adults checking out my exhaust on my car. I guess the copper on them is worth a lot of money. I wish people would just get a job instead of stealing what we work so hard for.

50 City Girl July 11, 2014 at 7:46 PM

People do not break into cars solely for the purpose of stealing valuables that are in plain sight.

I live near Bailey and Wilson in Concord. About a month ago someone broken into my car, and on the same night broke into my neighbor’s car. Nothing was stolen from my car except papers; only the glove box was rummaged through. It’s seemed like someone may have been looking for a garage door opener. The trunk was not even popped. The next day all my stolen papers were found strewn about on the path along the fence on Bailey Rd. The thief was clearly either on a bike or on foot. I do often see someone riding a bike on my street around 9 or 10 at night.

My neighbor’s backpack was stolen from his car. The thief put the stolen bowling shoes that were in the backpack on the sidewalk a few doors down…..on his/her way to Bailey Rd., I suppose. He/she kept the backpack.

51 Mr. Moses July 11, 2014 at 8:23 PM

@just a concordian

Holy Smokes! Some days you can’t win. Talk about getting a beat down. I mostly agree with your statement. Especially for this area, in general, buying a 30K+ car is a poor financial decision.

Of course, there are exceptions that prove the rule. Sure in big expensive cities where renting is the norm and everyone is making 6 figures with their own underground parking spot that comment doesn’t make sense. Or your work makes you move from time to time or you are a retiree just splurging before you meet your maker or you are a transient in general. But if you are 20-30 something neither making 6 figures nor owning a home then you really shouldn’t be wasting money on a car, especially on one that loses up to half its value in a few years. It is just statement of bling to impress your friends. Buy a Nissan Versa instead! Insecure about your penis? Ok, then buy a Focus.(Ladies Cosmopolitan hint: if you see a guy that generally looks OK, has a solid job but drives a Versa then he definitely has a HUMONGOUS wang; you have to be secure in your manhood to represent like that!)

Plus, if you live in the burbs especially one like Concord which is nice, but no upper class redoubt, most apartments are lower middle class, working class. Almost by definition the burbs are for people who couldn’t afford to buy a house in the city and who wanted to get away from the grime. If you then rent in the burbs the bell curve is shifted another standard deviation towards the left (poorer). Ergo, it is better to buy a Honda fit at half the price and pocket the rest into a 401K, Roth IRA, or into savings to buy a home.

Don’t waste money on your Ego! (and if you do at least make sure you buy American)

52 Mr. Moses July 11, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Oh, I forgot.

I feel bad for the theft. I’m not justifying it in any way and appreciate the guy for alerting the community. I hope he/she receives justice.

53 What about the complex July 11, 2014 at 9:44 PM

I have relatives who live in *that* apartment complex. Parking there (Clayton Gardens) is a joke and a mess. They’ve been “BUILDING” for well over a year- maybe a year and a half. How about you file a claim against the owner and get them to FINISH their parking structure ASAP. Sure, it’s not a guarantee but they should be provding a parking space along with your rent.

Sorry about the car. I think that sucks even if you have a $30K car in your apartment. Doesn’t mean you lose the right to your property.

54 @atticus July 11, 2014 at 10:46 PM

no one walking down public street has a reasonable expectation of privacy.

your doubt of the effectiveness of cameras has no bearing on the actual effectiveness of cameras.

55 snowman July 12, 2014 at 8:52 AM

Same thing happened to me I live in same apartments as you and I’ve parked over there … i bought a 2 way alarm that wakes me out of a dead sleep ..so when my alarm goes off ……blat

56 Mars July 12, 2014 at 9:27 AM

It is unfortunate when people have to take pot shots at each other rather than address the real issue of vehicle burglaries. It is a sad statement on society when people have to kick at others when unfortunate things happen to them. Who cares what kind of car or where they live…Let’s be good neighbors and catch the dirt bags committing the crime. 90% of the crimes committed in which the criminals are caught are due to good citizens keeping an eye out and promptly reporting it to the police…Let’s follow the Golden Rule.

57 @ Atticus Thraxx July 12, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Gordon Freeman… you’re using a video game character in your argument? That’s the best you got? You’ve gone down a rabbit hole (not a video game reference) by confusing being in a public place with absolutely no expectation of privacy with the NSA eavesdropping in private communications with full expectation of privacy. Second the revenue stream you refer to goes to the Courts which have to be self-funding, not the police. You’re becoming a chip off Tinfolder’s block.

58 Psycho Cat July 12, 2014 at 10:17 PM

Old Hondas need a CLUB steering wheel lock. Yes, I too agree about the use of cameras in public places all over Concord. If you have nothing to hide, then their presence shouldn’t matter to you.

I would like to know if it is illegal to black out your address on your car’s registration. Any officer would get your home address off your license plate, and your driver’s license. When thieves break in, the often find the garage remote, and then get your address from your registration. If your car is at the mall, or Lime Ridge, chances are no one’s home. The remote often gives them entrance to your home.

Anyone reporting here that their car was also broken in to, or stolen, please say where it was parked. And thank you to those who did. I am so sorry for everyone who has suffered a loss.

59 Mestiiza July 13, 2014 at 10:56 AM

I wasn’t even going to comment, but seriously….. Who cares what kind of car someone drives if they live in an apartment? What does that have to do with anything? There could be 100 reasons why someone chose to live in an apartment aside from not being able to afford a house. I lived in an apartment for a few months after selling my house and waiting to close on another. Smh. So stupid. This is about cars getting burglarized. Doesn’t even mean anything valuable was in view. So lame.

60 jrconcord July 13, 2014 at 11:19 AM

@Concordian
well played sir, well played. You should play lotto today. Maybe just go fishing.
You sir, are expert in your craft. You should give lessons, charge a fee. Earn a living. Setup your own website. Master troll. Com

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