Window Smashed On KPIX Van In Concord

March 8, 2019 21:07 pm · 20 comments

A KPIX news van had its window smashed, and equipment possibly stolen in Concord on Friday evening.

The possible smash & grab occurred in the Clayton Valley Highlands neighborhood around 7:30 p.m.

The van was parked near the home of a KPIX employee when the crime occurred, according to a neighbor.

Witnesses say they believe the van’s alarm scared off the suspect. It’s currently unknown if any equipment was stolen.

Less than two weeks ago, a KPIX news crew was robbed of a camera and tripod and their security guard was shot while covering the Oakland teachers’ strike.

photo credit: Adam

TPC March 8, 2019 at 9:20 PM

Welcome to Concord, KPIX. Where smash and grabs come first.

George March 8, 2019 at 10:03 PM

The incident in Oakland two weeks ago, the security guard was actually a retired police officer who was shot in the leg and then this officer returned fire hitting one of the suspects. This suspect eventually found his way to the hospital that evening and was arrested.

Bob Foo March 8, 2019 at 10:06 PM

But… The real estate agents tell me this is a very upscale area… You’re telling me that I have to have a six figure income just to live somewhere that there are daily burglaries?!

whatever March 8, 2019 at 10:09 PM

tell me the KPIX employee had cameras on his house…

girl w/ dogs March 8, 2019 at 10:33 PM

Seriously what is up with the crime in that neighborhood? Seems out of proportion with the surrounding homes of same age..

Concord Mike March 9, 2019 at 7:11 AM

Good point. Crime has been higher in that area for a long time. I believe the reason is the higher proportion of renters to owners in that area.

Higher home ownership rates brings more community spirit and involvement, investment, and lower crime rates. Higher rental rates usually has the opposite effect.

Dave March 9, 2019 at 9:14 AM

That is absurb Mike. Classist drivel like this doesn’t belong in Concord. Move to Orinda or Walnut Creek, please.

PO'd March 9, 2019 at 1:34 PM

Why does it matter where the theft takes place? If someone wants to hit a well marked vehicle, they’ll go anywhere they think that they can pull off the heist. This is different than the average theft.
I’m curious as where they would fence the goods, as the average consumer isn’t looking for and probably cannot operate pro video gear.

Me too March 8, 2019 at 11:03 PM

I had my window smashed at a Walnut Creek parking garage. The police know this is an ongoing issue that happens frequently but don’t really care.

anon March 9, 2019 at 3:17 AM

Prop 47 – the liberals screwed this state – 1000 felonies now misdomenors (too early to spell check)
The cops care- but the law/courts do not
we are a joke nationwide

Jeff March 10, 2019 at 5:07 PM

WCPD does care, it’s your liberal politicians and judges who don’t care, particularly the new county DA…………108RS

Bob March 9, 2019 at 12:41 AM

Just another day in Thieves’ Paradise

Ilovepopcorn March 9, 2019 at 2:47 AM

Sick of the people doing this. One time I recall in downtown Walnut Creek, I actually saw a man smash and grab and the cops caught the little s___t. It was better than anything seeing that. It was in the middle of the day too.

Ven Xeter March 9, 2019 at 8:22 AM

I’m surprised the fake news hasn’t yet chalked this up to Trump supporters attacking the media! I’ll have to forward the story to CNN.

Fixmycity March 9, 2019 at 1:05 PM

Break ins are on an all time high and rising in bay area especially in Concord. We need a Conservative Management Team to run our cities and state. Liberals are not capable of fixing ANYTHING but filling up their own pockets and own agendas with our tax money!

Giddyup March 9, 2019 at 2:24 PM

Honestly, I would think that they’d be better of (safer) not advertising that it is a television station with possibly very expensive video and electronic equipment onboard. Like maybe an unmarked vehicle?

Sign from Above March 11, 2019 at 9:18 AM

Pretty hard to hide the boom antennae mast on top. Kind of a give away that its a television van, regardless of what station owns it!

Itsme March 9, 2019 at 2:58 PM

This wasn’t the only vehicle that had a window smash in the CVH area last night, and it’s becoming more frequent.

Crusader March 9, 2019 at 8:59 PM

i agree, liberals ruined the state with their “compassion for others”. it’s us tax paying responsible types that suffer while the lazy freeloaders get their handouts. i dare someone to challenge this statement.

Sign from Above March 11, 2019 at 9:24 AM

Right with you Crusader! Government’s #1 responsibility is the protection of its citizens. I would say our state government has sorely failed to meet that bar! Their priorities are everywhere BUT!

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