The Claycord BART Crime Report – Urinating on the Train, Catalytic Converter Theft + MUCH MORE

July 23, 2014 10:00 am · 24 comments


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 when it’s made available by BPD.

Bicycle Theft – North Concord Station

7/22/14 0610 hours

A victim reported that they locked their Giant 10 speed bicycle (no serial numbers) to the bike racks in the paid area of the North Concord Station on 7/21/14 at 0620 hours. The bicycle was secured with a cable lock. The victim returned at 2120 hours to find their bicycle gone. The estimated value of the bike is $500. Officer Quill took the report.

Petty Theft (Bicycle) – Walnut Creek Station

7/20/14, 1440 hours (late day shift)

A victim reported the theft of their blue Gant brand men’s 24-speed bicycle while it was cable locked at the station, between 1200-1450 hours. The victim valued the bicycle at $800. An officer completed a report.

Petty Theft/Possession of Burglary Tools/Warrant – Pleasant Hill Station

7/18/14 1158 hours

An officer observed a male removing a bicycle seat from a bicycle at the Pleasant Hill Station. The male was detained and a records/warrant check showed the male had a 10K warrant for theft issued by ACSO. The male was placed under arrest for petty theft and the warrant. The male’s backpack was searched, prior to booking, and the male had wire cutters, a hex key set and rubber gloves in his possession. The male was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility. A sergeant approved the arrest.

Bike Theft – Pleasant Hill Station

7/16/14, 1859 hours

A patron reported that their red Diamondback 24-speed bike was stolen from the racks under the tracks, between 0855-1855 hours. The victim secured the bike with both a cable and a U-lock.

Auto Theft – Concord Station

7/16/14 1715 hours

A victim reported the theft of their green 1994 Honda Civic 4 door from the Concord Station. The victim parked at 0645 hours in stall #759 (Oakland Lot) and returned at 1715 hours to discover their Honda was missing. An officer completed an auto theft report.

Catalytic Converter Theft (Phone Report) – North Concord Station

7/16/14 0829 hours

A victim reported that they parked their vehicle (2005 Toyota Sequoia) in the lower lot on 7/15/14, at 0905 hours. They returned the same day at 1830 and found their catalytic converter had been removed.

Bike Theft – Walnut Creek Station

7/15/14, 2139 hours

A patron reported that their British Blue Boy bicycle was stolen from the racks near the bus zone, between 0625-2135 hours. The victim secured the bike with a cable lock.

Catalytic Converter Theft – North Concord Station

7/15/14, 1906 hours

A patron reported that the catalytic converter was stolen from their black 2005 Toyota Sequoia while it was parked in stall #1700 in the lower lot, between 0730-1905 hours.

Auto Theft – Concord Station

7/12/14 1036 hours

A victim reported that they parked their vehicle (a 2000 Honda Civic) on 7/11/14 at 1900 hours. The victim returned today at 1035 hours and found their vehicle gone.

Auto Theft – Walnut Creek Station

7/10/14 2221 hours

A victim reported his 1996 silver Toyota Tacoma was stolen while it was parked in the lot near the freeway between 1800-2220 hours.

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Anon777 July 23, 2014 at 10:12 AM

BART needs better security! I can’t believe anyone even parks there anymore. That was my friends catalytic converter (both of them) that got stolen. Cost them almost $5k to repair the car because of the way these bastards cut them off their vehicle. I wish those losers a lifetime of car trouble and flat tires, not to mention a good beat-down in the near future!

Noj July 23, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Time for a “bait bike.”

How dumb July 23, 2014 at 10:40 AM

They pay these BART police officers a fortune via us the taxpayers, yet where are they? How many bikes stolen every week, catalytic converters especially off Toyota’s. Barney Fife could do a better job than these clowns.

Anonymous July 23, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Have we thought about video cameras at BART bike racks? Big ones with aimable guns on them? We could sell time to people who could monitor the cameras and shoot the bad guys remotely.

Dwight Schrute July 23, 2014 at 11:02 AM

If you ever go to pleasant hill BART, you can pick out the thieves without too much hassle. Last time I was there I asked one if he thought he could outrun a police officer, he asked why, and I said because I saw you casing the bikes and have already called them and provided them with a photo of him…he was a fast runner and would have prob outrun the cops.

Teacher Wannabe July 23, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Damn people! BikeLink card, problem solved.

FartyBart July 23, 2014 at 11:30 AM

It would be nice if BART would install security cameras right by the bike racks. It seems like there are numerous bike thefts each week reported here. There are probably more that aren’t reported. Wish they’d do something to prevent this from happening and get these thieves put away. I do wonder what the BART mini-cops are doing…don’t they patrol or check things out? Odd.

Don P - N. Concord July 23, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Why do people care if someone urinates on the train? Everyone has that moment when they just can’t hold it anymore. Cut them some slack.

RANDOM TASK July 23, 2014 at 11:43 AM

wow same every time bike,car, theft catalytic theft….nice to see the fruit of the dems is doing their part to further degrade the state …50 years and by no means has any repub had their hands on this state …Arnold really you ousted him when he told you this state was hacked up….this is the dems work …… with your choice relish in the vandalism and crime like your dems want you to………enjoy

Anon July 23, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Come on Bart put some Drones in the air around the stations. Your Bart police would love to play with those.

Smart,Goodlooking&Debonaire July 23, 2014 at 11:51 AM

More importantly, were the rights of any of these criminals violated? the local lefties demand to know!!

Russ July 23, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Might I suggest castration for bike thieves?

I'm The Urban Spaceman July 23, 2014 at 11:58 AM

It appears to be unsafe to leave your bicycles at a BART station.
What does BART PD & Station agents do to deter theft?

The Mamba July 23, 2014 at 1:17 PM

Same crime, same station a day later. BART is unbelievable. Also, how have all the liberal progressives we constantly elect not figured out how to get secure bike parking at BART as part of their green agenda? It makes no sense.

Elwood July 23, 2014 at 1:36 PM

@ Don P – N. Concord #8

You are a loony. Perhaps you’re the kind of perv who enjoys the smell of urine.

Most of us are not.

Dwight Schrute July 23, 2014 at 2:00 PM

@I’m The Urban Spaceman, the SA & BART PD continue looking for answers in cases of doughnuts and pitchers of Soda…unfortunately they have yet to find answers, stay tuned.

Don P - n concord July 23, 2014 at 2:50 PM


What would you do if you were on bart and you couldn’t hold it? Pee your pants or hose down the seats?

Silva July 23, 2014 at 3:16 PM

Well now we all know what the “P” in Don P – n Concord stands for!

Marianne July 23, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Don p, leave Elwood alone; he ca say what he pleases.

Mustang Sally July 23, 2014 at 6:20 PM

Hey Don P – n Concord, You ust have the bladder of a 5 year old.

PhilthyPHRESH July 23, 2014 at 7:14 PM

@ smartdebonaire people like you voted for these rights to begin with.

Anon July 23, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Don’t forget, special enforcement action!! Sleepers will be persecuted.

Smitty July 23, 2014 at 9:29 PM

To prevent Bicycle Theft at BART stations, Use the BikeLink Lockers. For pennies per hour your Bicycle will be safe. If you Come to the Bike Tent on Thursdays at Todos Santos Plaza, I have information on the lockers. The Bike Tent is sponsored by Bike East Bay/Bike Concord. We perform complimentary (minor) bicycle bicycle repairs. We have a lot of information on Bicycling in the East Bay. This is a Volunteer nonprofit operation.

Concord July 24, 2014 at 2:36 AM

Management had to give themselves a 3.7% raise at someone’s expense! BART SO SUCKS THESE DAYS! Riding home Monday squished in five-car train at midnight, man who can’t speak English has seizure; his friend can’t speak English either to communicate with medical personnel which took forever to get there. BART can’t even be humane enough to run more than five-car trains after 11:30 p.m. or be on time! The stations and trains are filfthy and disgusting. You can’t depend on your car being in the same shape you left it in. how good of a deal is BART; oh yeah, that whopping $130.00 tax deduction when I spend $300.00 plus a month to ride this friggin shame train to Work. BART is miserable and horribly managed. ELECT A NEW BART BOARD OF DIRECCTORS; TIME FOR A CHANGE!!!!!! SCREW E-BART AND JOEL KELLER.

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