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.

Monday, Feb. 25

  • 7:14 p.m. -- Somerset Avenue. A caller reported that a man was acting suspiciously in the neighborhood, knocking on a front door and ringing a bell repeatedly.

    Tuesday, Feb. 26

  • 9:51 a.m. -- Sunnyside Avenue. The theft of a white Honda Accord was reported. The theft occurred sometime Monday night or early Tuesday morning.

  • 3:42 p.m. -- Grand & Oakland avenues. A caller reported a motorist was driving recklessly and was possibly intoxicated.

  • 7:38 p.m. -- Harvard Road. Golf clubs and bicycles were reported stolen from a garage. The theft may have occurred Feb. 24, police said.

    Wednesday, Feb. 27

  • 9:47 a.m. -- Maxwelton Road. A woman told police that someone stole her bicycle from her garage. The theft may have occurred Feb. 26.

  • 12:01 p.m. -- Highland Avenue. The Alameda County Sheriff's Office contacted police, saying the agency recovered a stolen vehicle registered to a Piedmont resident.

    Thursday, Feb. 28


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  • 2:01 p.m. -- Winsor Avenue. Police confiscated fireworks after four callers reported hearing them going off in the neighborhood, including from some who thought the sound may have been gunshots.

    Friday, march 1

  • 6:20 p.m. -- Highland Avenue. A hit-and-run traffic accident was reported.

    Saturday, march 2

  • 9:45 a.m. -- La Salle Avenue. A man told police that someone stole three bicycles from his carport. The theft occurred sometime Friday night or early Saturday morning.

  • 10:14 a.m. -- Lower Grand Avenue. A woman reported that someone vandalized her car, breaking a rear taillight and denting the trunk.

    Oakland

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

    Assaults (1)

  • Feb. 25 -- undisclosed block of Loma Vista Avenue (time not available)

    Auto Burglaries (17)

  • Feb. 22 -- 200 block of Whitmore Street (2 a.m.); 100 block of Stonewall Road (5:45 p.m.); 4300 block of Piedmont Avenue (10:20 p.m.)

  • Feb. 23 -- 4600 block of Shattuck Avenue (4:30 p.m.); undisclosed block of Shafter Avenue (8:30 p.m.)

  • Feb. 24 -- 500 block of 47th Street (8:30 p.m.); 4100 block of Whittle Avenue (9 p.m.)

  • Feb. 25 -- 5300 block of College Avenue (6:10 p.m.); undisclosed block of Piedmont Avenue (6:25 p.m.); 300 block of 41st Street (time not available)

  • Feb. 26 -- undisclosed block of Chetwood Street (3:30 p.m.); 6200 block of Canning Street (7:32 p.m.)

  • Feb. 28 -- 5500 block of Carlton Street (12 a.m.); 6000 block of Canning Street (5:50 p.m.); 500 block of 49th Street (time not available); 5300 block of College Avenue (6:15 p.m.); undisclosed block of Claremont Avenue (7:20 p.m.)

    business burglaries (1)

  • Feb. 24 -- 3300 block of Grand Avenue (12:16 a.m.)

    home burglaries (17)

  • Feb. 22 -- 4800 block of Shetland Avenue (10:50 a.m.); 5100 block of Crockett Place (4 p.m.)

  • Feb. 23 -- 1400 block of East 36th Street (12 p.m.)

  • Feb. 24 -- 3400 block of Wilson Avenue (9:15 a.m.)

  • Feb. 25 -- 6700 block of Moore Drive (10:01 a.m.); 4600 block of Belfast Avenue (10 a.m.); undisclosed block of 51st Street (12:40 p.m.); 5400 block of Manila Avenue (7 p.m.)

  • Feb. 26 -- 14000 block of Skyline Boulevard (7:30 a.m.); 3900 block of Loma Vista Avenue (9:42 a.m.)

  • Feb. 27 -- 500 block of Martin Street (8:30 a.m.); 500 block of Mandana Boulevard (9 a.m.); 1100 block of Golf Links Road (1:30 p.m.); 1400 block of East 36th Street (2:45 p.m.)

  • Feb. 28 -- 5900 block of Ayala Avenue (3:30 p.m.); 5800 block of Snake Road (9:30 p.m.); 300 block of Clifton Street (10:34 a.m.)

    Robberies (10)

  • Feb. 22 -- 3300 block of Fruitvale Boulevard (12:57 p.m.); 400 block of 50th Street (6:40 p.m.); 10000 block of Foothill Boulevard (11:30 p.m.); undisclosed block of Fairbanks Avenue (1:27 a.m.)

  • Feb. 23 -- 300 block of 41st street (1:35 a.m.)

  • Feb. 24 -- 400 block of 62nd Street (12:35 a.m.); 400 block of 44th Street (10:25 p.m.)

  • Feb. 25 -- 3800 block of Lincoln Avenue (9 p.m.)

  • Feb. 28 -- 700 block of Walker Avenue (10:30 a.m.); undisclosed block of Jean Street (10 p.m.)

    Stolen Cars (21)

  • Feb. 22. 1900 block of Montana Street (3 a.m.); first block of Tunnel Road (7 a.m.); 1000 block of Glendora Avenue (9:40 a.m.); 4200 block of Keller Avenue (3:30 p.m.); 3300 block of Crane Way (5 p.m.); 1100 block of Excelsior Avenue (9:30 p.m.)

  • Feb. 23 -- 3400 block of Maple Avenue (8 a.m.); 4000 block of Lincoln Avenue (7 p.m.)

  • Feb. 24 -- 100 block of Bayo Vista Avenue (10 a.m.); 3900 block of Whittle Avenue (4 p.m.)

  • Feb. 25 -- 300 block of Rishell Drive (10 a.m.); 4800 block of Park Boulevard (10 p.m.); 100 block of John Street (11 p.m.)

  • Feb. 26 -- 3600 block of Loma Vista Avenue (6:50 a.m.); 600 block of Chetwood Street (1 p.m.); 6000 block of Colby Street (4 p.m.); 300 block of Somerset Road (6:40 p.m.); 3000 block of Dakota Street (7 p.m.)

  • Feb. 28 -- 6800 block of Saroni Drive (10:40 a.m.); 5700 block of Ayala Avenue (6:45 p.m.); 3800 block of Loma Vista Avenue (8 p.m.)

    Tally (Feb. 22 -- Feb. 28)

  • Assaults: 1

  • Auto Burglaries: 17

  • Business Burglaries: 1

  • Home Burglaries: 17

  • Robberies: 10

  • Stolen Cars: 21

    FIRE SAFETY Info and TIPS of the WEEK

    Keep a glass or metal screen in front of the fireplace to prevent embers or sparks from jumping out; unwanted materials from going in, and help prevent the possibility of burns to occupants. Review your structure's exposure to embers.

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