Man Arrested for Bicycle Theft, Possession of a Burglary Tools and Probation Violation at Concord BART Station

February 26, 2015 10:30 am · 32 comments


BART Police arrested a man for Bicycle Theft, Possession of a Burglary Tools and Probation Violation late last week at the downtown Concord BART station.

The following information is from BART Police:

An officer arrested a male subject for stealing a men’s Trek brand bike from the concourse area racks after seeing him cut its cable lock; a sergeant approved the arrest. Initially, the subject claimed ownership of the bike, but when interviewed by a detective he claimed to have purchased the bike two weeks prior while knowing it was stolen.

The bike’s legitimate owner eventually arrived at the station and filed a formal police report. A wants/warrants check of the subject revealed he was on four (4) separate and active narcotics related probations, through Contra Costa County, which included a clause allowing for the search of his residence.

Based upon the circumstances of the case and the subject’s probationary search clause, officers attempted to search the subject’s residence in the city of Walnut Creek.

This attempt, however, ended with negative results.

The subject was booked into the county jail for petty theft, possessing a burglary tool and for violating the terms of his probation.

CLAYCORD NOTE: The man’s identity was not released by BART Police.

Fixit Man February 26, 2015 at 10:36 AM

Probation violation????? It’s hard for human garbage to comprehend what the rules are.

The Mamba February 26, 2015 at 10:39 AM

I hope his residence looks like a hurricane hit it. Dirt bag.

annon February 26, 2015 at 10:47 AM

It seems the Bart police are really cleaning up crime, and making it safe for all of us.

Reality Slap February 26, 2015 at 11:07 AM

We need work crews. Take these morons who are on probation and require that they have a 40 hour a week job. Make them responsible for the cost of their original incarceration. If they can’t find a job put them on a work crew picking up garbage for 40 hours a week. If they can only find part-time work, say 20 hours a week, then they are required to make up the difference of the 20 hours (or however many hours to total 40) with a work crew. Keep their pathetic butts working and most won’t have time for crime.

Mr DC Bradley February 26, 2015 at 11:14 AM

Half way there. They knocked off that silly Sgt approval stuff. BARTs position seems to be you have to ask for the name or we don’t give it out. It’s a couple clicks to email the Directors and let them know what you think about hiding names from the public in press releases.

Wonder why they do that and who they are protecting?
Are they being sensitive to a particular group?

Concord Guy February 26, 2015 at 11:17 AM

The Concord BART station seems to be a vortex of human scum. I don’t know if BART PD are making an effort to clean up the station or if their activities are now being publicized. Whatever the case, glad to see that one more has been caught.

Upstanding Citizens February 26, 2015 at 11:21 AM

“but when interviewed by a detective he claimed to have purchased the bike two weeks prior while knowing it was stolen.”

So what about the twerp that knowingly bought the stolen bike?

thx4youropinion February 26, 2015 at 11:22 AM

“officers attempted to search the subject’s residence in the city of Walnut Creek.”

Hopefully anyone arrested at a BART station for theft also has it checked to determine if they have access to a BART locker.

Poop Scoop February 26, 2015 at 11:48 AM

Wow, I totally misread that article for having two criminals in it – I’m surprised he didn’t say he was holding the bike for his friend.

He’ll be back out in a day or two, sadly.

Voodoo February 26, 2015 at 11:49 AM

Was he on probation as a “non-violent” offender and released by Proposition 47?

The Mamba February 26, 2015 at 12:01 PM

So for those of you that are keeping score at home, this guy lives in WC and probably took BART to Concord, and then tried to steal a bike at the station. Why would he commute to Concord to steal a bike?

73 MONTE CARLO February 26, 2015 at 12:11 PM

At least he was arrested. Too much crime at BART.

b February 26, 2015 at 12:23 PM

nice job cpd!!!!

Silva February 26, 2015 at 12:23 PM

As I dropped off someone at the Concord station this am, saw a really big red faced unhealthy looking dude sleeping it off on the bench in front of the parking garage, then as my passenger got out 2 people jumped the turnstyle coming out of the station. Of course no BART personnel in sight. Typical.

Elwood February 26, 2015 at 12:35 PM

@ 5 mr. d c bradley

“after seeing him cut its cable lock; a sergeant approved the arrest”

@ Mary February 26, 2015 at 12:46 PM

Your idea makes way too much sense . Never happen here. Our politicians watched Cool Hand Luke and can’t stand the idea of making a criminal actually work.

“Shaking the bush boss”

RANDOM TASK February 26, 2015 at 12:55 PM

people you voted for dems and they have released any and all bums and phych patients and since they approved the revolving door policy the problem will be rampant for many years to come as the lemmings will keep the same as usual mentality when voting ……..enjoy …it will only get worse .. I do believe this is how Oakland got its reputation ….well done council you wanted to be known …now your the ones who destroyed the claycord area that and the bart extention into pitts/Antioch but they paid their taxes for it ….should have given them back the money…..oh well enjoy the subterfuge you voted for it …might as well enjoy it ……….bums and thugs alike

culo February 26, 2015 at 1:23 PM

Another idiot quite capable of having kids and reproducing we all are screwed

Mark February 26, 2015 at 1:44 PM

I want to know who they are and I want their picture like the police departments provide. Who do I complain to?

Beetle Bailey February 26, 2015 at 2:15 PM

I’m glad the sergeant is back approving arrests, he was absent the last couple of times and I missed him.

Cautiously Informed February 26, 2015 at 2:23 PM

Reality Slap/#4,
I agree with you 100%. Put them to work and make them REALLY pay for their crimes.

But, unfortunately, here in California criminals have more rights than honest citizens. We can thank POS politicians and groups like the anti-American Civil Liberties Union, who are consistently the criminals best friends.

Yo Beetle February 26, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Where is a Sgt mentioned?

Lime Ridge February 26, 2015 at 3:20 PM

I am so sick and tired of all of these Walnut Creek criminals coming into Concord to commit their crimes!!!

Beetle Bailey February 26, 2015 at 4:46 PM

@ Yo Beetle #23, Read the article again, 2nd paragraph, line two.

@Lime Ridge February 26, 2015 at 4:48 PM

It’s almost as bad as Concord criminals coming into Walnut Creek to commit their crimes.

Frank F February 26, 2015 at 4:49 PM

One of the cool things about Claycord is the Mayor (All praise his name) does not care about political correctness. The Contra Costs Times bends over not to identify minority criminals. If the crooks picture is available , the Mayor prints it.

Comes now BART. Their position usually is that want to know who was arrested ,you have to request the information or you can go to BART PD and inspect the records.

Of course the public would be well served to see who is being arrested at BART as many of these people are creatures of habit. I think I know why they are petrified of posting pictures but maybe I’m wrong. I suspect if s
A few people asked their elected Directors to release photos and names on press releases people might be a bit safer.

We elect the Directors to represent us not special interest groups.

thx4youropinion February 26, 2015 at 5:41 PM

# 18 — Who did you vote for? Do you remember a name on a past ballot? ANY name?

Elwood February 26, 2015 at 5:41 PM

@ yo beetle #23

Try reading the mayor’s post or see my post #16.

Sick Of It February 26, 2015 at 7:24 PM

A product of the democratic process.

RANDOM TASK February 26, 2015 at 7:53 PM

we all voted for the dems that is why they have indemnified us to servitude…..enjoy you won …..rally behind high taxes ..bad roads trash on streets and crime through the roof …..we get to vote again soon ….don’t see why its always the same thing for 50 years ….this state is the laughing stock of the country ….best weather -beaches-tech and they turn it into a CULO … must be what the people want……right

Bazooka Joe February 26, 2015 at 10:53 PM

@ Silva #30, It’s the same in Italian too.

Lake February 27, 2015 at 6:55 PM

I know times change but growing up when young people were in trouble with the law, Judges were able to give the offender a choice, Army or Jail. A lot kids were straightened out by the army and turned into good citizens when they got out of the service. Given the discipline that seems to be missing with many of these young people there should be a better plan than sending them to jail to learn to be better criminals…

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