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The Clayton Police Weekly Activity Report:

The times shown indicate when the incident was reported to the PD.

ACCIDENTS:

  • None reported

ARRESTS:

  • Park Highlands Blvd./Ygnacio Valley Rd.  Possess Narcotic Controlled Substance; Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance.  A 30-year-old Concord male was arrested after being stopped for Vehicle Code violations.  He was transported to Concord jail for booking.  (07/20/14 – 2205 hrs.)
  • Kirker Pass Rd./Myrtle Dr.  Possess Narcotic Controlled Substance; Possess Controlled Substance; Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance; Possess Controlled Substance Paraphernalia.  A 29-year-old Pittsburg male was arrested after being stopped for Vehicle Code violations.  He was transported to Concord jail for booking.  (07/22/14 – 0116 hrs.)

BURGLARIES/THEFTS:

  • Mt. Dell Dr.  Burglary – Residential.  (07/18/14 – 1052 hrs.)
  • Hummingbird Wy.  Burglary – Residential.  (07/18/14 – 0700 hrs.)
  • Yolanda Cir.  Burglary – Vehicle.  (07/19/14 – 1230 hrs.)
  • Mt. Wilson Way.  Petty Theft.  (07/21/14 – 1235 hrs.)
  • Eagle Peak Ave.  Burglary – Residential.  (07/22/14 – 1332 hrs.)
  • El Camino Dr.  Petty Theft.  (07/23/14 – 1209 hrs.)
  • Pebble Beach Dr.  Petty Theft.  (07/24/14 – 2002 hrs.)

VANDALISMS:

  • None reported.

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Click on the photo above to read the weekly update from the City of Pleasant Hill.

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Thanks to all the Claycordians listed above for sending the beautiful pictures of the crazy weather this morning, which included a double-rainbow.

It rained in some parts of Claycord, but not enough to even make a puddle.

Hope you all have a nice Sunday.

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Unfortunately, we’re seeing this almost everyday, and it’s really unacceptable.

Here’s the latest story from an anonymous Claycordian….

I saw this dog on Saturday around 5:30 pm. I spoke with employees at Costco & they were no help. I was told by one of the employees that this was the second dog in a car on Saturday. I called the Concord Police & they came out within 10 minutes. The officer saw the door was unlocked & he opened the door & left it open. The officer was kind enough to stay & wait to see the owner. I asked if the owner would get a ticket. The officer said it depends how long he/she is gone. I told the officer it’s already been 20 minutes & counting.

Can you please remind everyone not to leave animals in the car.

Reminded, again.

Thanks for what you did to save the dog. At this time, it is unknown if the man/woman was ticketed for leaving the dog in the vehicle.

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Northern Claycordians, keep an eye out for a suspicious individual who might be casing the neighborhood around Esperanza Dr. in Concord.

I’d like to report a strange man approaching a home on Esperanza Drive at approximately 11pm on Saturday between Salvio St. and Bonifacio St. in Concord.

The stranger had noticed lights on in the home and front door wide open (but steel security screen door was closed and locked). Only when the front porch’s motion-detector light came on it did it bring attention to persons in the home. The individual was immediately confronted (with a machete in his face!) at which time he asked for a “Tyler.”

This was a complete BS request because there has never been a Tyler at this address. After a few words were exchanged the man left the scene. Concord PD was contacted and within a few minutes it became known that this same individual had just been 2 doors down looking inside a neighbors vehicle. When the neighbor asked he was doing the strange man asked for a flashlight.

Please let your readers know to stay vigilant, keep doors and windows locked, take preventative measures, etc. in order to stay safe. It was very helpful in this case to have the motion-detector porch light which brought the attention to the residents. Also, you can’t go wrong with the security-type, steel screen doors.

Description of stranger: Appeared to be Caucasian, in his 20′s, approx. 5′ 6″, light brown wavy hair in a ponytail.

The tipster says police were called.

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A one acre vegetation fire off Ygnacio Valley Rd. in Walnut Creek was extinguished by ConFire just before midnight on Saturday night.

The blaze was near the Boundry Oak golf course, and took a few minutes to get under control.

No injuries were reported, and the blaze didn’t damage any structures.

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Thanks to GoGo Gomez and Craig Cannon for these beautiful pictures from tonight’s sunset in Claycord.

Appreciate you guys sharing the photos with all of us!

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collision

No major injuries were reported during a multi-vehicle collision on Cowell Rd. at San Miguel in Concord on Saturday night around 7-o’clock.

The cause of the collision hasn’t been released, but everybody was out of the involved vehicles when police arrived.

Thanks to Jean for the pictures!

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CERT_logo

Registration is under way for the Fall 2014 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. Classes will be held seven consecutive Mondays, Sept. 8 through Oct. 20, with a final drill the morning of Oct. 25.

CERTs are sworn in as volunteer Disaster Service Workers for the City of Walnut Creek, and trained to work together to safely respond to the immediate needs of their neighborhoods in the event of emergency. CERTs serve as the “eyes and ears” for first responders during the critical hours following a disaster, and are an invaluable resource to the City’s overall Emergency Management efforts.

To learn more, visit the CERT webpage, or click here to register online.  

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No major injuries were reported during a solo-vehicle collision on the on-ramp to highway-242 in Concord this afternoon.

The collision occurred just before 1pm, and will be blocking the roadway until at least 2pm.

Please use caution if you’re in the area.

Thanks to Jay for the picture!

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Click on each photo above to view the Concord Police Arrest Report (four pages).

Names of those arrested are not included in the report

The last two numbers in each address have been deleted to respect the privacy of any possible victim(s).

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On Friday, July 25, 2014, eight CHP canines joined the ranks of the California Highway Patrol. Their graduation marked the end of an intensive 11-week training course, and three of these canines and their handlers have been assigned to serve the Golden Gate Division, which covers the nine Bay Area counties.

The CHP Canine Academy pairs a canine with an experienced officer, and puts them through 440 hours of intensive training in criminal apprehension and narcotics detection. The training program meets all guidelines specified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. After graduation, the canine and handler are paired for the entirety of the canine’s career. The teams continue training even after graduation, and are required to train together at least eight hours per week.

“Our CHP Canine teams are essential to our efforts of providing the Bay Area with the highest level of Safety, Service and Security,” said Chief Avery Browne. “I am honored to be the commander of such dedicated officers and loyal canines.”

The CHP Canine training program is funded entirely through monies seized from criminal operations, under Federal and State asset forfeiture laws. Currently, the CHP has over 40 canine teams deployed throughout California, with six assigned to Golden Gate Division. These canine teams are trained not only for criminal apprehension and narcotics detection, but also for the detection of explosives.

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CONCORD: Concord residents are invited to participate in the City’s 2014 National Night Out celebration on Tuesday evening, Aug. 5, in Todos Santos Plaza from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

National Night Out, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, is an opportunity for the Concord community to join forces with thousands of other communities across the country in promoting cooperative, police/community crime prevention efforts. The evening will include K9 demonstrations by Concord Police officers.

Music for the event, starting at 6:30 p.m., will be provided by LUMBERYARD and Garageland Rodeo on the Todos Santos main stage. LUMBERYARD plays music from the ‘60s and ‘70s; Garageland Rodeo is a rock and blues band.

At 8 p.m., in the spirit of the National Night Out’s Take Back the Streets campaign, bands will perform at the following locations; Steve Sage’s Rock, Rhythm & Blues Revue in the courtyard by Skipolini’s Pizza, Salvio Street at Concord Ave.; David Correa and Cascada (Latin guitar-based world music) in the Salvio Pacheco courtyard; Timmer 2 Karaoke, corner of Mt. Diablo and Salvio.

Participants can stroll from band to band, symbolically ‘taking back the streets.’ The music will continue until 9:30 p.m.

Todos Santos Plaza is located in downtown Concord at Willow Pass Road and Grant Street. Free parking is available in two municipal parking garages with entrances on Salvio.

For more information, call the Downtown Events Hotline, 925-671-3464.

WALNUT CREEK: On Tuesday, August 5, 2014, neighborhoods throughout Walnut Creek are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “31st Annual National Night Out” crime/drug prevention event. National Night Out (NNO) is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by the Walnut Creek Police Department and your Neighborhood Watch Groups.

National Night Out involves over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. Territories, and Canada. In all, over 34 million people are expected to participate in “America’s Night Out Against Crime” on August 5th.

NNO is designed to: 1) Heighten crime and drug awareness; 2) Generate support for, and participation in, our Neighborhood Watch Programs and other anti-crime efforts; 3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and Police-Community relations and 4) Send a message to criminals letting them know our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime!

From 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM, on August 5th, residents in neighborhoods throughout Walnut Creek are asked to lock your doors, turn on outside lights, and spend the evening outdoors on porches, lawns, and front steps, with neighbors, and police officers. All of our Neighborhood Watch groups are encouraged to plan special events, such as pot-lucks, block parties, ice cream socials, and the like. Walnut Creek Police Department representatives will be visiting neighborhoods during that time, helping you light up the city.

Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 5, 5:30PM. If you plan to have something special in your neighborhood, please let us know no later than Thursday, August 1, 2014, so we can be sure to stop by. If you have any questions regarding this event please contact Lt. Bryan Hill, Crime at 925-256-3592 or bhill@walnutcreekpd.com.

For additional information, visit the official National Night Out web site at www.natw.org.

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Click on the photo above to check out what’s happening this week in beautiful Downtown Martinez!

We’ll post this every Saturday on Claycord.com.

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The dog pictured in a hot vehicle was spotted by a Claycordian today, but instead of just calling the police (which she also did), she went inside Guadalajara Grill on Ygnacio Valley Rd. in Concord, and found the owner.

Here’s what happened next, according to the dog saver….

I walked in, found the guy, and said it’s hot as hell and he left his crying dog in the baking car in the sun and told him I called the cops. He came outside and got his dog out and I told him next time he should just take the dog with him. He flipped me off.

Lovely.

Thanks for saving the dog’s life since it was probably well over 120-degrees inside the vehicle.

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Happy Friday to all the wonderful citizens in the City of Claycord.

This is a post with no subject, you can talk about whatever you want. If breaking news happens (such as an earthquake), or you hear about something newsworthy, feel free to post it here.

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This post is “Talk About Politics”.

Please use this post to talk about politics, and keep politics out of the “whatever” thread.

Thank you, and be kind to each other!

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burglary

This is the Concord Police weekly burglary report. Please click on the image for a much larger view.

This week, Concord had 14 burglaries. The week before, Concord had 18, and before that, Concord had 15 burglaries.

The last two numbers in each address have been deleted to respect the privacy of the victim(s).

According to the Concord Police, the report shown above might not include burglaries that are still under investigation.

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The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District confirmed today that four more groups of mosquitoes, five more dead birds, and two more chickens tested positive for West Nile virus.

The following information is from the City of Concord:

The infected mosquitoes were trapped in Discovery Bay last week and again this week. The birds were found in Antioch (2), Brentwood, Concord and Danville. The chickens are from Holland Tract and Oakley. All 2014 West Nile virus activity and locations can be found on the District’s website.

District inspectors fogged for adult mosquitoes in Discovery Bay and Martinez on Monday. No further fogging is planned at this time.

“Wearing mosquito repellent is essential to help reduce the risk of getting the virus through the bite of an infected mosquito,” said the District’s Public Affairs Manager Deborah Bass.

Birds are the reservoir for West Nile virus. The two species of mosquitoes in Contra Costa County capable of transmitting the virus prefer to feed on birds; however, people can become infected when a mosquito bites an infected bird and then a person. West Nile virus symptoms of the mild form include fever, headache, tiredness, body aches, and swollen lymph glands. While the illness can last only a few days, even healthy people have reported being sick for several weeks. West Nile virus of the severe form can be fatal.

Residents are urged to help reduce their risk of contracting mosquito-borne diseases by following these guidelines:

  • Dump or drain standing water. Mosquitoes can’t begin their lives without water.
  • Defend yourself against mosquitoes by using repellents containing DEET, Picaridin, or Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus.
  • Avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are present, typically dawn and dusk.
  • Report neglected swimming pools by calling 925-771-6195 or visiting www.ContraCostaMosquito.com Anonymous calls accepted. Just one neglected pool can produce more than 1 million mosquitoes and affect people up to five miles away.
  • Report dead birds to the state hotline: 1-877-968-2473. All reports are crucial, even if the bird does not meet criteria for testing.

Since 2005, 47 people in Contra Costa County have been diagnosed with West Nile virus. In 2006, two people died from the disease. Recent studies have shown that the majority of cases are not diagnosed and are grossly underreported. For 2014, a total of seven groups of mosquitoes, six chickens and 19 dead birds have tested positive for the virus.

Visit the District’s website or click on these links for current West Nile virus activity or to receive automatic emails for when the District fogs for adult mosquitoes.

Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District, an independent special district and public health agency, is located at 155 Mason Circle in Concord. Call the District to report mosquito problems at (925) 771-6195 or visit their office between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to get FREE mosquito-fish for ornamental ponds, horse troughs or neglected swimming pools.

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