Piedmont

The following are highlights from the Piedmont police blotter. For more information, including about other cases, visit the police department at 403 Highland Ave.

Saturday, Feb. 16

  • 8:37 a.m. -- Selborne Drive. Mail theft was reported, police said.

  • 4:53 p.m. -- Linda Avenue. The theft of a green Subaru sometime during the previous two hours was reported.

    Sunday, Feb. 17

  • 4:24 p.m. -- Ricardo Avenue. A residential burglary was reported. The thief entered through a rear glass door sometime after Feb. 15. A burglary was also reported at 4:40 p.m. on Park Way. It happened sometime after Saturday, police said.

    Monday, feb 18

  • 12:26 p.m. -- Lorita Avenue. Identity theft was reported.

    Tuesday, Feb. 19

  • 8:51 a.m. -- Kingston Avenue. Police recovered a red Honda that was reported stolen to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office.

    Wednesday, Feb. 20

  • 6:05 p.m. -- Sea View Avenue. A caller reported witnessing a man knocking on the door of a house where no one appeared home and then looking around to check if anybody was watching him, police said. While the man was gone when officers arrived, the homeowner told police that he would check back if anything suspicious occurred.


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    Thursday, Feb. 21

  • 7:21 p.m. -- Grand Avenue. A residential burglary sometime between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. was reported.

    Friday, Feb. 22

  • 8:23 p.m. -- Estates Drive & Park Boulevard Way. A noninjury traffic accident was reported.

    Saturday, Feb. 23

  • 4:20 a.m. -- Trestle Glen Road. A vehicle break-in was reported. A vehicle break-in was also reported at 8:08 a.m. on Indian Road, police said.

  • 12:50 p.m. -- Crocker Avenue. A caller reported that a cabdriver who was dropping him off struck his neighbor's car.

    Sunday, Feb. 24

  • 12:13 p.m. -- Lower Grand Avenue. A woman told police that someone vandalized her vehicle with spraypaint. Other residents of the street also reported vandalism, police said. A woman told police at 2:25 p.m. that someone vandalized a front wall of her home with graffiti; a woman reported at 3:14 p.m. that graffiti was on the sidewalk outside her home; and a woman told police at 3:31 p.m. that graffiti was on her vehicle.

    MONDAY, Feb. 25

  • 8:31 a.m. -- Cambridge Way. A woman reported that someone vandalized her vehicle with graffiti.

    Oakland

    The following crimes were recently reported in the Oakland hills or nearby neighborhoods, according to Oakland police:

    Assaults (1)

  • Jan. 15 -- (undisclosed block of) West MacArthur Boulevard (12:30 p.m.)

    Auto Burglaries (8)

  • Feb. 15 -- (undisclosed block of) Thornhill Drive (9 a.m.)

  • Feb. 16 -- 2800 block of Mountain Boulevard (6 p.m.); 700 block of Walker Avenue (10:30 p.m.)

  • Feb. 17 -- 500 block of Lake Park (12 p.m.); 2700 block of Chelsea Drive (10 p.m.)

  • Feb. 18 -- 3200 block of Grand Avenue (6:30 p.m.)

  • Feb. 19 -- 3400 block of Dimond Avenue (9:37 p.m.); 3400 block of Fruitvale Avenue (4:25 p.m.)

  • Feb. 21 -- 11000 block of Campus Drive (8:25 a.m.)

    home burglaries (9)

  • Feb. 15. -- 3100 block of Monterey Boulevard (1:19 p.m.)

  • Feb. 16 -- 500 block of Valle Vista Avenue (10 a.m.); 5700 block of Colton Boulevard (12:13 p.m.); 3500 block of Harrison Street (7:30 p.m.)

  • Feb. 17 -- 3400 block of Revere Avenue (8 a.m.)

  • Feb. 18 -- 800 block of Paloma Avenue (undisclosed time)

  • Feb. 20 -- 3900 block of Harrison Street (3:55 a.m.); 4400 block of Mountain Boulevard (8::30 a.m.)

  • Feb. 21 -- 300 block of Covington Drive (8:15 p.m.)

    Robberies (3)

  • Feb. 18 -- (undisclosed block of) 40th Street (7 p.m.); 4100 block of Webster Street (9:10 p.m.); 700 block of Rand Avenue (9:20 p.m.)

    Stolen Cars (18)

  • Feb. 15 -- 3700 block of Loma Vista Avenue (12:01 p.m.); 100 block of Monte Vista Avenue (5:30 p.m.); 2400 block of Scenic Avenue (1:12 p.m.)

  • Feb. 17 -- 3000 block of Florida Street (2 p.m.); 1100 block of Norwood Avenue (5 p.m.); (undisclosed block of) Kempton Way (6:25 p.m.)

  • Feb. 18 -- 5300 block of Locksley Avenue (12 a.m.)

  • Feb. 19 -- 8100 block of Hansom Drive (1:30 p.m.); 600 block of Jean Street (6:30 p.m.); 4200 block of Reinhardt Drive (11:45 p.m.)

  • Feb. 20 -- 3400 block of Adell Court (11:12 a.m.); 6200 block of Mountain Boulevard (3 p.m.); 3900 block of High Street (4:45 p.m.); 2600 block of Monterey Boulevard (undisclosed time)

  • Feb. 21 -- 4200 block of Detroit Avenue (10:42 a.m.); 6300 block of Mountain Valley Street (6 p.m.); 3900 block of 39th Avenue (6:45 p.m.); 3500 block of Quigley Street (7 p.m.)

    Tally (Feb. 15 -- Feb. 21)

  • Assaults: 1

  • Auto Burglaries: 8

  • Home Burglaries: 9

  • Robberies: 3

  • Stolen Cars: 18

    FIRE SAFETY Info and TIPS of the WEEK

    Don't use excessive amounts of paper to build roaring fires in fireplaces. It is possible to ignite creosote in the chimney by overbuilding the fire.

    Source: Oakland Fire Department Prevention Bureau & The Wildfire Prevention District