By Concord Police Department
On Saturday, June 1, one of our Concord residents got up early to volunteer at a sports competition that showcases Veterans and active duty service members with disabilities. Before driving off, he realized he left important items in the house. As he entered his house, he immediately heard his vehicle pulling out of his driveway (he realized he forgot to take the keys out). He ran out front and saw his car driving off towards Clayton Road.
Our good-hearted community member dialed 9-1-1 and Concord Police responded immediately to the call. Within 10 minutes of being broadcast an observant Officer saw the stolen vehicle driving on Willow Pass Rd. near Landana Dr. (almost four miles away from where it was taken). The car thief casually turned off on a side street, but then pulled over once he saw the officer was still following behind. The suspect was placed under arrest without incident and the registered owner was reunited with his car.
We are happy to report that because of CPD’s quick response, our community member was able to make it in time to volunteer for the Valor Games!