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, MAY 13

  • 4:23 p.m. -- Wildwood Gardens. Someone reported being the victim of identity theft.

  • 5:55 p.m. -- Olive Avenue. An abandoned auto was reported.

  • 10:36 p.m. -- Grand Avenue. Suspected intoxicated juveniles were seen hanging out near the Rose Garden.

    TUESDAY, MAY 14

  • 2:30 a.m. -- Rose and Greenbank avenues. A stolen vehicle was recovered.

  • 8:10 a.m. -- Somerset Road. A man knocked on the door of a home, claimed to be a PG&E employee and asked about the location of the gas meter. The resident refused to open the door.

  • 9:02 p.m. -- Hampton Road. Someone stole a bicycle from an unlocked garage.

    Wednesday, May 15

  • 7:01 a.m. -- Estates Drive. Someone broke into a vehicle and stole a bicycle.

  • 8:28 a.m. -- Wyngaard Avenue. A bicycle was stolen from a residence.

  • 10:51 p.m. -- Lafayette Avenue. Someone reported finding a bird in the house.

    Thursday, May 16

  • 9:20 a.m. -- Arbor Drive. Someone reported seeing a skunk on the deck


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  • 9:41 a.m. -- Arbor Drive. A resident reported being the victim of identity theft.

  • 12:03 p.m. -- Magnolia Avenue. Someone stole a cell phone from the cafeteria.

    Friday, May 17

  • 6:54 a.m. -- Byron Avenue. A search warrant was issued for a suspected case of embezzlement.

  • 2:55 p.m. -- Grand Avenue. Someone reported seeing several vehicles speeding in the area.

  • 3:03 p.m. -- Grand Avenue. A man and woman were seen driving slowly and throwing their trash out the window of a burgundy Chrysler.

    Saturday, May 18

  • 1:35 a.m. -- Mesa Avenue. Two people smashed a car window and stole a battery.

  • 4:38 p.m. -- Pala Avenue. Someone reported that some unknown motorist had struck his vehicle within the past couple of days.

    Sunday, May 19

  • 12:42 a.m. -- Hampton Road. It was reported that kids were running down the street and had tried to tip over someone's portable potty.

  • 10:39 a.m. -- Scenic Avenue. Someone stole a girl's bicycle.

  • 6:20 a.m. -- Powell Street. An injured opossum was found on a sidewalk.

  • 1:21 p.m. -- Huntleigh Road. Someone reported seeing an injured baby squirrel.

  • 1:52 p.m. -- Greenbank Avenue/Manor Drive. It was reported that a man was sleeping inside a Sonoma Meat truck and a woman was staring at him from outside the vehicle.

  • 2:55 p.m. -- Ricardo Avenue. Someone called police to report that that his vehicle had been hit and the responsible party had left the scene.

  • 8:40 p.m. -- York Drive. Someone forced open the front door of a home. Nothing was reported missing.

    OAKLAND

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

    ASSAULTS (1)

  • May 16 -- 3700 block of Maybelle Avenue (9:40 p.m.)

    Auto Burglaries (5)

  • May 14 -- 3800 block of Cerrito Avenue (4 p.m.); 400 block of Hiller Drive (9 p.m.)

  • May 15 -- 400 block of Alcatraz Avenue (10 a.m.)

  • May 16 -- 1900 block of East 38th Street (12 a.m.); (undisclosed block of) Lake Park Avenue (2 p.m.)

    Home Burglaries (11)

  • May 10 -- 300 block of Crestmont Drive (10:30 a.m.); 1400 block of East 38th Street (12:55 p.m.)

  • May 11 -- 10900 block of Golf Links Road (10 a.m.); 900 block of Warfield Avenue (3 p.m.)

  • May 12 -- 12100 block of Skyline Boulevard (11 a.m.)

  • May 13 -- 400 block of Avon Street (8:30 a.m.); 3500 block of Fruitvale Avenue (7:30 p.m.); 100 block of Starview Drive (9:17 p.m.)

  • May 14 -- 4500 block of Tulip Avenue (6 p.m.); 100 block of Cathy Lane (8:47 p.m.)

  • May 15 -- 3600 block of Lily Street (3:35 a.m.)

    Robberies (5)

  • May 10 -- 5100 block of Manila Avenue (12:01 a.m.); (undisclosed block of) Claremont Avenue (10:40 p.m.)

  • May 11 -- 400 block of 40th Street (9:17 p.m.)

  • May 16 -- 5800 block of College Avenue (8:20 a.m.); 3700 block of Maybelle Avenue (9:40 p.m.)

    Stolen Cars (28)

  • May 10 -- 100 block of Maiden Lane (1 p.m.); 3200 block of Sylvan Avenue (3 p.m.); 4800 block of Park Boulevard (9 p.m.)

  • May 11 -- 900 block of Warfield Avenue (12:10 a.m.); 11800 block of Foothill Boulevard (1:20 a.m.); 6800 block of Oakwood Drive (12:35 p.m.)

  • May 12 -- 3200 block of Dakota Street (6 a.m.); 100 block of Moss Avenue (9 p.m.); 3700 block of High Street (undisclosed)

  • May 13 -- 100 block of Moss Avenue (9 a.m.); 500 block of Chetwood Street (6 p.m.); 3400 block of 39th Avenue (7:13 p.m.); 400 block of Mcauley Street (8:30 p.m.); 2900 block of 106th Avenue (10:30 p.m.)

  • May 14 -- 8500 block of Skyline Boulevard (10 a.m.); 4000 block of Forest Hill Avenue (undisclosed); 4700 block of Fair Avenue (12 p.m.); 2500 block of Damuth Street (7 p.m.)

  • May 15 -- 4000 block of Rhoda Avenue (7:30 a.m.); 400 block of 43rd Street (4 p.m.); 6200 block of Canning Street (4:11 p.m.); 3700 block of Piedmont Avenue (7 p.m.); 5900 block of Thornhill Drive (8 p.m.)

  • May 16 -- 3400 block of Laguna Avenue (5 a.m.); 5300 block of Lawton Avenue (5:20 a.m.); 700 block of Arimo Avenue (12:39 p.m.); 3600 block of Laurel Avenue (5:45 p.m.); 5100 block of Mountain Boulevard (6 p.m.)

    TALLY (may 10-may 16)

  • Assaults: 1

  • Auto Burglaries: 5

  • Home Burglaries: 11

  • Robberies: 5

  • Stolen Cars: 28

    FIRE SAFETY Info and TIPS of the WEEK

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