Vehicle Burglaries at BART Stations in Claycord

September 13, 2015 11:00 am · 34 comments

We’ve been getting a lot of reports about vehicle burglaries at our four BART stations in Claycord.

Some of the vehicles didn’t have anything valuable showing, and some did.

If you park at BART, if possible, park in a spot that’s near a camera, or near an elevator.

Although you can never be sure where burglars will strike, it is a good idea to park in a highly visible area if you have a chance.

Concord September 13, 2015 at 11:44 AM

Nothing to see here good citizens of claycord. Using the word “thug” is a race crime. Don’t panic your person and property is safe and sound. Besides if the poor underclass need a little helping hand you don’t mind giving up yours right.

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Edna September 13, 2015 at 11:54 AM

It’d be a cold day in Haydes before I’d leave my car anywhere near or in a BART parking lot. Or use BART. I pity those who must run the risk.

Section 8 Hater September 13, 2015 at 12:42 PM

The BART system is a glorified homeless encampment.

BART rider September 13, 2015 at 12:45 PM

If you park at Concord just pay for the private garage across the street. Much safer.

Knuckle Head September 13, 2015 at 12:49 PM

I thought that tower was suppose to cut down on thefts.

Silva September 13, 2015 at 12:54 PM

BART rider #4, What private garage across the street?

BART rider September 13, 2015 at 1:01 PM

Silva…you can pay a monthly fee of $25 to park in the former bank of america parking garage on Grant St across from the Concord station. They have cameras and security folks….I see them regularly.

Mary Fouts September 13, 2015 at 1:18 PM

My husband and I would never leave a car at BART; one of us drops off and picks up the other, or we take a taxi back and forth.

Hit and runs are and have always been a problem, too. The last time one of us parked at BART was the PH station maybe 5 years ago. Parked in a reserved space from 8 AM – 11:45 AM. Hit and run on my car, 2 separate impacts along driver’s side where a car had attempted to park next to me, only to drive into and along my driver’s side twice. $6K in damage. We were out of pocket $500 deductible plus rental car expense during the repair time.

I contacted BART police from home later in the day to file a report and got a total blow off. The officer’s responses were: “Don’t you have insurance?” and “No, it would not do any good to look at the security video footage of your reserved spot. The footage is so muddy you wouldn’t be able to see anything to help.”

Yes, muddy security video footage. Our tax dollars spent oh so well yet once again … not.

thx4youropinion September 13, 2015 at 1:29 PM

No different than me having to park at Home Depot IF I go to Walmart …

Silva September 13, 2015 at 1:46 PM

WOW! Thank you, BART rider. That’s good to know.

Cellophane September 13, 2015 at 1:52 PM

Section 8 housing felons, illegals, gangs, liberal laws, bleeding heart justice and coming soon, Muslum interlopers.

I certainly doubt crime will improve in any of our lifetimes. I feel badly for our heirs.

primo September 13, 2015 at 1:59 PM

do not re-elect BART directors
elect someone who rides BART and who does care about riders,schedules,parking,fare increases,crimes,etc.,etc,.
Primo is available next election !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and my goals/slogan will be :eliminate,abuse,graft,fraud,corruption waste ,crime
elect transparency and accoutability !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

anonanonagain September 13, 2015 at 2:21 PM

What about having a station where all cars coming and going, including foot traffic have to pass?? License numbers and makes of cars coming and going will help cut down thefts. Obviously thieves are not using Bart to get to and fro from their jobs and only using Bart and the garages as a means to be lowlife, skanky thieves……

Big Disappointment September 13, 2015 at 2:35 PM

Joel Keller former mayor of antioch has really taken care of East County.

anon September 13, 2015 at 2:38 PM

Volunteers needed for Concord Bart parking lot patrol.

Your Reward September 13, 2015 at 2:38 PM

Progressive liberal democrats that control this state have decided to go easy on crime. An you evidently agree with them because you keep electing them to political office.

So enjoy the product of the choices YOU made at the ballot box.

@BART rider September 13, 2015 at 2:42 PM

Thank You for that info.
More proof the private sector knows how to get things done while government run enterprises repeatedly prove their gross ineptness.

TRUMP BABY YEAH September 13, 2015 at 3:09 PM

I’ve had good luck at the Home Depot parking lot on Meridian Dr.. I’ve had to go there on numerous occasions to get something & I have to park way in the back of the parking lot with my truck full of tools. Never had any problems. Sometimes I’ll pull up & there will be a bunch of day laborers standing just feet from my truck waiting for work. I have always left my vehicle and went into the store with the though that they will watch out for my truck & protect it for me while I’m gone. So far, I have been right.

blindboyzz September 13, 2015 at 3:19 PM

People hang out there every day, came up the stairs and there were 3 people sitting there just hanging. Police there do not exist unless I forgot to hang my parking placard.

My daughters car was broken into and she had parked near the camera.

Bird Lover September 13, 2015 at 4:11 PM

A sad story indeed. It might even pay off to take a taxi if you do not have anyone to drop you off. If I commuted I would be really mad because it costs a lot of money to park there and to have your car messed up is just awful.

Lynne Inman-Hoffert September 13, 2015 at 7:36 PM

Sunday, 13th, about 5: saw two males in Concord BART garage 1st floor. Both were peering in car windows. As we walked closer, one male in black shirt, pants and hat stood at the back of a car, plastic Safeway grocery bag in hand. The other, white hat, bare-chested,white t-shirt over shoulder was crouched behind. I said, “Are you boys OK?” The one who appeared to be on the look-out said he was OK. The other, the croucher, stood up and said he was “just shaving” and showed me a disposable razor. I walked away. I saw them look in other car windows. I believe they saw me on the phone to the police. The “watcher” walked out of the garage toward the station. The “croucher” looked in some other windows then rode away on a bike. 9-11 transferred me to BART police dispatcher. She received several calls at the same time and put me on hold.a couple of times. I saw a BART policewoman and gave her the info. The dispatcher called the officer while I was making the report. Maybe one kid was really using car windows to shave and the other was just chatting with him. But maybe …

Lynne Inman-Hoffert September 13, 2015 at 7:44 PM

Re: thugs-The thuggee or tuggee were a fraternity in India who bloodlessly killed their victims for their goddess Kali until they were brought to justice during the time of British India.The Thugs travelled in groups across India for six hundred years, befriending travelers from the front while someone strangled from the rear

Yay Goats! September 13, 2015 at 8:11 PM

Time to clean house at BARTmanagement. Joel Keller wrecked Antioch and should not be on BART Board.

Love My City September 13, 2015 at 8:18 PM

And how many cars were not broken into during this time period? Geez, talk about blowing things out of proportion. Over the last thirty years, my husband and I have parked various cars at several different BART Stations probably thousands of times and nope, never a break-in. We don’t know anyone in our wide acquaintance of BART riders who has ever experienced a car burglary at BART. This is just more media hype to denigrate a system that while not perfect does fulfill the job of getting people around the Bay. I don’t have the facts but I am guessing that there are a fair number of car break-ins at upscale malls in Pleasanton, Walnut Creek and the not so upscale Sun Valley Mall. Get a life, people! There are more important issues to whine about.

Nokeem September 13, 2015 at 11:57 PM

Be serious! No way would I use any of the Concord stations. It’s not safe. It’s just like Pittsburg or Antioch now. If I use Bart anymore,and I don’t, I go to Lafayette. I want to move there too. Crime in concord, it’s out of control, just like my property taxes! The irony isn’t lost on me.

joe public September 14, 2015 at 3:53 AM

the worst station is Dublin,cause the thieves see it as a gold mine,I
heard of one complainer saying he had his rims stolen there 4 times,but he still parks there.

.. September 14, 2015 at 7:58 AM

But Concord is a “world-class city.”

At least, the politicians told us that……

Shelly September 14, 2015 at 8:27 AM

Lynne Inman-Hoffert #22, Thank you!!!

Shelly September 14, 2015 at 8:30 AM

And for a very long time, “thug” has been used to describe a mindset and/or a behavior, and NOT a racial group.

BartFart September 14, 2015 at 10:22 AM

It’s too bad that so many bad things are occurring at the BART stations. It must be because vandals know they can get away with it. WIth all the cash BART gets, you would think they’d upgrade their security systems so that the pictures are clear and that they would train their personnel to review footage properly. It if gets too dangerous to park at their stations, they may lose alot of riders. Come on BART get with the program!

Thunderdome September 14, 2015 at 10:45 AM

Back in May when I walked toward my car and saw the glitter of broken window glass on the ground beside an empty space 4 cars away from mine, I decided to sign up for the $25 per month B of A garage. A long overdue decision. It is well lit, clean, convenient and is monitored by private security. Parking there is a “no brainer”.

Trent September 14, 2015 at 12:42 PM

$25/mo is even cheaper than Bart parking, no? Definitely a no brainier although maybe you have a longer walk to the garage at night

Freddy Black September 14, 2015 at 2:04 PM

All of these comments and only a few relevant posts about where else you can park for increased security or what has been witnessed.

It wasn’t until I read the political rants, opions of the current BART or Concord administration (p.s. they’re not reading your comment) or whether or not someone uses BART did my day feel complete. Without this useless information I was lost.

AnonReformed September 14, 2015 at 7:23 PM

Don’t believe any of the advice here, there is nothing you can do. Nor will the worthless bart cops do anything, mine said “this ain’t no csi man”. Don’t keep anything in your car you can’t live without. Other than that, nothing but a police force that actually cares will change a GD thing. FY BART!

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