Another Vehicle Burglary at the Concord BART Station

July 30, 2015 8:00 am · 20 comments


Another vehicle burglary has occurred at the Concord BART station, according to BART Police.

On Monday afternoon around 2pm, an Officer discovered a white 1998 Toyota Camry parked in the garage with both windows smashed out on the driver side.

The victim parked the vehicle in the garage just after 6am.

Dwight Schrute July 30, 2015 at 8:24 AM

No Way!(heavy with sarcasm)…people break into other people’s cars at BART with all of that friendly service and helpful police presence?

Sick Of It July 30, 2015 at 8:34 AM

Let me get this into some sort of perspective. Some puke wanders around looking inside vehicles until he sees something he wants and then breaks two windows, not one but two.

No one sees him casing.
No one hears anything.
No one sees him during the actual window smashing item grabbing nor sees anyone walking, running, riding a bicycle away from the scene.

Live and let alive and well in Concord.

ConcordMike July 30, 2015 at 8:38 AM

I’m trying to figure out why this is news. Now if there were a shooting everyday in Concord, sure, but auto burglaries. They happen all the time, and sometimes they don’t even get reported. I would rather hear about something else besides stupid people leaving items in their cars.
Thank you for your time though. I think we’ve expressed enough times for people not to leave valuables in their cars.
On to other news…

Justin July 30, 2015 at 8:51 AM

Got off BART around 11 PM last night.

Bottom of the escalator (inside the fare gate) 3 tweakers with a stolen Target shopping cart full of crap are charging their phone from the wall, scraping stuff on the wall and looking generally creepy.

No glass-box dweller. No BART police officer.

What do we pay these people for? Who’s in charge of any of this? Are they morons? Are they incompetent? Do they not care?

It seems like it would be really easy to clean up the system if people were doing their jobs instead of wandering off to the taco truck and not sitting in their squad cars off property…

ME July 30, 2015 at 8:52 AM

@3 I think the point of specifically reporting on burglaries at Concord BART is to bring light to the fact there is a major problem in that particular location. Maybe if its brought up enough 1) BART PD might eventually one day do something about it and 2) people will know to stop parking there and use another BART station. ….which is turn will be another way to let BART know something needs to be done. Think, there can be more to a post than just letting you as an individual know something you don’t care about.

@3 July 30, 2015 at 8:53 AM

Apathy finally set in for you .

The Mamba July 30, 2015 at 9:18 AM

Are you paying attention BART? Wake the f up!

Cindy Loo July 30, 2015 at 9:28 AM

Not just one window but two windows busted!? Why both? Tweaker doesnt care. Anything taken? Or busted up just for fun?

anon July 30, 2015 at 9:31 AM

I agree with ConcordMike. This is not news. It happens at all the Bart stations and is not specific to Concord. Obviously Bart officials are not concerned and I don’t expect them to do anything to resolve the issue. Bart ridership is high and the parking lots are full to capacity early every morning.

diddler d July 30, 2015 at 9:37 AM

On the rare occasion I have to take bart I make sure to never leave my car there. BART cops are about as useful as t**s on a bull

Old Guy July 30, 2015 at 10:04 AM

I see BART cops driving on the roads of the Bay Area all the time. Unless they are Sargent’s traveling from potential arrest to another potential arrest, this travel is a waste of time! BART should assign all its officers for duty at all their stations and parking lots … these officers should report for work there each and every day and stay there all day … not drive from station to station all day long. Every train should have officers stationed on it. Every station should have many officers assigned to it, some in the stations, some in the parking areas and some with dogs. Like the rest of this system, BART wastes a lot of taxpayer money on stupidity.

no handle July 30, 2015 at 10:34 AM

BART cops should be issues bikes and the old fashioned security guard punch clock. Ride the trains , ride around the parking lots\structures , punch in at the checkpoints and prove where you were at what times.
Not just rolling from station to station in an air conditioned vehicle and never getting out. How about a bit of old fashioned stakeouts in the hotspots ?

J. July 30, 2015 at 10:49 AM

To deter crime BART Police Chief Kenton Rainey rides the BART in full uniform on his commute from home to the BART HQ at the Lake Merrit station.

joaniec July 30, 2015 at 11:31 AM

Don’t they have frigging cameras?

Amy July 30, 2015 at 11:37 AM

Why do I see more and more homeless wandering around near the BART station? Can’t we put them on BART and send them back to San Francisco?

Anderson July 30, 2015 at 11:47 AM

The real problem is not enough cops. One BART police officer is responsible for several stations, when what is really needed is on-duty police in every station at all times, as well as police riding every train. Seriously, folks, the scumbags are getting more and more common, and are getting bolder. Thank goodness I only rarely have to put up with the scummy BART trains and riders.

PO'd July 30, 2015 at 1:25 PM

Easy pickins that Concord BART.

Bad Roads July 30, 2015 at 4:19 PM

Agree, BART needs on duty police at every station, especially those in San Francisco and it just sucks BART won’t run late direct to Richmond Service on Giants Games nights. I’m sick and tired of being crammed in there like cattle going to slaughter. The trains are always late too which means too many people on their outdated platforms. Highway 4 is already 4 lanes to short on each side for the amount of growth that is planned for East County and BART has not ordered enough cars. I will not vote for any more money for BART and am disgusted with the entire e-BART Highway 4 widening because it was underplanned when you look at how much development they are doing and want to do in Concord, Pittsburg, Antioch, Oakley, Brentwood and beyond.

Nose Picker July 30, 2015 at 5:05 PM

Bart’s page on wikipedia shows

206 sworn officers (chief, brass, supervisors, and patrol)
45 stations with more planned
6 lines running
There’s a train running every 15 minutes on these lines on weekdays, 20 on weekends.

Take on the job injuries, leave, etc off that number of officers and 206 is much lower.

Stick one officer on each train for each shift plus a pair to patrol each station for each shift and the number of officers you’ll need to patrol as you want will exceed the present staff.

Hmmm….so why does Bart not have the ability to police every square foot of their property every second of everyday? Becuase you don’t have the money to fund it so they don’t have the staff. Do you understand now?

Police Presence July 30, 2015 at 6:22 PM

Set up tables in the garage at Concord BART and hand out coffee and donuts.

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