The following are highlights from the Piedmont police blotter. For more information, including about other cases, visit the police department at 403 Highland Ave.
Friday, Feb. 14 9:47 a.m. -- Oakland Avenue. Someone stole a FedEx package from a porch. 10:03 a.m. -- Grand Avenue. Police arrested a motorist for possession of stolen vehicle. 4:56 p.m. -- Sunnyside Avenue. Someone stole registration tabs from a parked vehicle.
Saturday, Feb. 15 11 a.m. -- York Drive. Someone attempted to break into a parked vehicle. 2:36 p.m. -- Someone keyed a vehicle.
Monday, Feb. 17 1:49 p.m. -- Highland Avenue. Someone reported a case of identity theft.
Tuesday, Feb. 18 7:02 a.m. -- Estates Drive. A man was seen pushing his bike up a road, looking into driveways and then digging through trash. He was detained, questioned and released. 2:59 p.m. -- Highland Avenue. A woman came up to the service window and handed the dispatcher two suspicious looking envelopes after asking what county she was in, and then walked out of the lobby. 5:13 p.m. -- Sandringham Road. An older model red car was seen going slowly back and forth 10 times while the driver was looking at houses. The vehicle has a possible connection to recent staged home burglaries.
Wednesday, Feb. 19 10:03 a.m. -- Grand Avenue. Someone stole a license plate. 12:56 p.m. -- Lexford Road. Someone threw a bottle over the fence, breaking a table.
Thursday, Feb. 20 12:12 p.m. -- Lake Avenue. Identity theft was reported. 2:23 p.m. -- Moraga Avenue. Someone called a resident pretending to be her nephew and asked that she send $5,000. The caller realized it was a scam after she mailed the money but was able to put a stop on it.
The police reports were unavailable this week from the Police Department. It will return next week.
FIRE SAFETY Info and TIPS of the WEEK
If synthetic logs are used, follow the directions on the package. Never break a synthetic log apart to quicken the fire or use more than one log at a time. They often burn unevenly, releasing higher levels of carbon monoxide.
Source: Oakland Fire Department Prevention Bureau and the Wildfire Prevention Assessment District