The Claycord BART Crime Report – Rape, Robbery, Indecent Exposure, Theft + MORE

August 19, 2014 · 20 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.

Indecent Exposure/Possession of Narcotics (Prohibition Order) – Walnut Creek Station

8/16/14, 2125 hours

Two female victims reported that a male suspect seated in the bus zone followed them toward the station and attempted to speak with them while masturbating. The victims contacted an officer who was on patrol in the station and pointed out the suspect. The victims made a citizen’s arrest and the man was taken into custody. Incident to arrest, a quantity of prescription narcotics was found on the man’s person. The suspect was issued a prohibition order and was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility for indecent exposure and possession of narcotics.

Warrant Arrest – Concord Station

8/14/14 1749 hours

An agent reported a male was inside the station that had a court order prohibiting him from being inside the station unless on lawful business. Dispatch ran the males information to confirm the court order but the check revealed the male had a “no bail” warrant issued by Contra Costa County for failure to complete a court mandated work assignment. The male was placed under arrest and a narcotics violation was detected. Officers determined the male did not violate his court order. A sergeant responded to approve the arrest. The male was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility.

Bicycle Theft (Phone Report) – Walnut Creek Station

8/13/14, 1810 hours

A victim reported his yellow 21 speed bicycle (unknown make and model) was stolen while it was cable locked at the bike racks between 0900-1800 hours.

Suspicious Circumstance/Sexual Battery – North Concord Station

8/12/14 1526 hours

Officers responded to John Muir Hospital in Concord for a report of a rape. An officer interviewed the victim and she reported that she was sexually battered at the North Concord Station on the evening of 8/11/14. The victim stated she was asleep on a bench when an unknown suspect groped her. The officer took her statement and completed a report. Detectives were advised of the case.

Disturbing the Peace/Resisting Arrest – Walnut Creek Station

8/11/14, 1758 hours

Patrons on board the Pittsburg train reported that a male suspect was threatening them. An officer intercepted the train at Walnut Creek Station and located the suspect. Two victims made citizen’s arrest of the man for disturbing the peace. The suspect resisted being taken into custody and attempted to walk away. The suspect was arrested after a brief struggle. He was ultimately booked at the Martinez Detention Facility for disturbing the peace and resisting arrest. He was also cited for fare evasion.

Bike Theft – Pleasant Hill Station

8/10/14, 1737 hours

A patron reported by phone that their white unknown make/model 6-speed mountain bike was stolen from the racks between 8/9/14 at 0700 hours to today at 1730 hours. The victim secured the bike with a cable lock.

Auto Burglary – North Concord Station

8/9/14, 1603 hours

A patron reported that their tan 1990 Honda Accord was burglarized while parked in stall #992, between 7/31/14 at 1530 hours to today’s date at 1600 hours. An unknown suspect used a shaved key to gain entry and stole a laptop computer and a set of headphones.

Strong-Arm Robbery (Arrests/Prohibition Orders Issued) – Concord Station

8/9/14 1035 hours

A sergeant and an officer responded to the station regarding two subjects having fare evaded. As the sergeant arrived in the main bus zone he saw a male suspect strike another male, and then run north bound through the bus zone. The sergeant chased after the suspect and, with the assistance of the officer, managed to take the suspect into custody after a brief struggle. Shortly after the arrest, the victim of the battery arrived and reported being robbed of his wallet and iPhone by the suspect and a second male suspect. The second suspect was taken into custody shortly thereafter, at the scene. A detective responded and interviewed both suspects, and a lieutenant responded to perform the use of force investigation. Subsequently, the suspects were issued prohibition orders and fare evasion citations before being booked into the county jail for robbery and conspiracy. The primary suspect was additionally booked for resisting arrest and probation violation. The victim, who complained of pain as a result of the battery, declined medical attention at the scene. Lastly, the victim managed to regain his wallet, but officers were unable to locate and/or track his iPhone.

Bicycle Theft (Phone Report) – Walnut Creek Station

8/8/14 2350 hours

A victim reported his $500 white and red Giant Avalanche 3.0 26 inch mountain bike was stolen while it was cable locked at the bike racks between 1200-2200 hours.

Bicycle Theft – Walnut Creek Station

8/814 1937 hours

A victim reported her $400 gray women’s 3 speed bicycle (unknown make and model) was stolen while it was cable locked at the bike racks between 1330-1930 hours.

Bicycle Theft (Phone Report) – Concord Station

8/7/14 2027 hours

A victim reported his gray Marin 26 inch mountain bicycle was stolen while it was cable locked at the bike racks between 0900-2105 hours.

Suspicious Person/Violation of a Court Order – Concord Station

8/7/14, 1656 hours

Officers detained a male subject for reportedly indecently exposing himself at the station, and discovered he had an active court-issued stay away order prohibiting him from all BART properties. The officers placed the subject under arrest for violating the order, but could not substantiate the indecent exposure report. A sergeant responded to approve the arrest and debrief the subject. The subject was then booked into the county jail for violating the court order.

1 Anon August 19, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Rape? The amount of bike thefts is utterly ridiculous

2 Mr. J August 19, 2014 at 10:37 AM

The obvious lesson is not to use a cable lock while parking a bike at BART. BART should also consider installing more bike lockers and video monitoring. They may also want to consider assigning some plainclothes officers to Concord BART since fare evasion at that station is all too frequent.

3 Mr. Pink August 19, 2014 at 10:40 AM

In short, avoid BART after 7 PM

4 Just a Concordian August 19, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Sorry Mayor but groping isn’t rape. It is unwanted and certainly something that needs to be dealt with but it isn’t rape.

And to the victim of laptop theft in the Honda, WTF!!!!

5 Ohnoitsmom August 19, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Rape? I read through the article and did not see any incident that included “rape”. This headline is misleading and inaccurate. While crime is an unfortunate fact of life, this type of reporting only heightens anxiety. I hope your staff will pay closure attention to more accurate wording in their posts.

Thank you.

6 Frambley1 August 19, 2014 at 11:14 AM

I am the one who’s bike was stolen from Concord. Gray Marin MT Bike.

Learn my lesson with me, cable locks are useless at the bike racks inside the station (if I wasn’t in a hurry I might have noticed the sign). The Station agent pointed out to me that they have no line of site with the racks due to the escalator.

Since it was stolen at BART, it can be ANYWHERE in the whole bay area now. But I am keeping an eye open for it at the flea market. I suggest anyone who has goods stolen from them goes out there to search for them.

My bike was 25 years old but still worked well and got me to and from. Now I have to go buy a new one, and a comparable one to mine will be in the $500 range.

7 Tom August 19, 2014 at 11:17 AM

If she ended up in John Muir, and the story says rape, maybe it was more than groping.

It’s her business what really happened, and blaming the victim and Claycord isn’t helping the situation.

Try keeping an open mind, and erring on the side of her privacy.

8 Anonymous August 19, 2014 at 11:57 AM

How come no names of arrested people?

9 PhilthyPHRESH August 19, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Isn’t it a felony to excersize citizen’s arrest unless the arresting citizen witnesses a felony?

10 Anon August 19, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Perhaps she told the nurse she was raped and that is why it was reported as such.

11 Teacher Wannabe August 19, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Come on people! Avoid bike thefts, get a BikeLink card. Cheap and secure. End of problem.

12 Big B August 19, 2014 at 12:58 PM

I ride my bike to Bart. I’ve had my crappie seat stolen once. I realize that the agents can’t be responsible for my bike. I also think some common sense could go along way to deter some of the crime. The station agent’s kiosk windows are littered with paper flyers. I’m sure the criminals can lurk in certain places that would be in the agent’s view if this wasn’t the case. Take the crap off the windows.

13 @filthy August 19, 2014 at 1:56 PM

No

14 Vince August 19, 2014 at 3:01 PM

I agree that BART PD should not be hiding the names of people they arrest.

15 Elwood August 19, 2014 at 3:09 PM

The BART pretend police force needs some majors, lt. colonels, colonels and generals to supervise all the other supervisors required to make an arrest.

Like the rest of BART, their police force is a bad joke.

16 Anon August 19, 2014 at 6:44 PM

Help, help, I need a supervisor to do what is right… LOL

17 Walnut Creek Resident August 19, 2014 at 10:30 PM

People that lock their bikes with cable locks should know better by now!

18 anon August 19, 2014 at 11:55 PM

ladies, where is your pepper spray/personal alarms, anything?

19 anon August 19, 2014 at 11:58 PM

maybe bart could have a more secure setup, like locking stalls for bikes. i dunno at least they can try a little to help this situation.

20 Psycho Cat August 28, 2014 at 11:41 PM

Oh, so now it’s the ladies faults for not carrying alarms and pepper spray?

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