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.

Friday, March 14

  • 10:26 p.m. -- Mesa Avenue. A woman was reportedly yelling "why, why, why" on and off over the span of three hours.

    Saturday, March 15

  • 11:56 a.m. -- Boulevard Way. A vehicle struck another vehicle.

  • 8:42 p.m. -- Greenbank Avenue. A motorist was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

    Monday, March 17

  • 8:35 a.m. -- Hazel Lane. A man clad in a fisherman hat with a backpack and ear buds was seen checking out houses.

  • 4:33 p.m. -- Grand and Greenbank avenues. A male juvenile motorist was in custody after he was driving recklessly in an older model red Toyota without license plates, and then his car broke down.

  • 11:59 p.m. -- Crocker Avenue. A man was reportedly trying to break into a vehicle.

    Tuesday, March 18

  • 6:40 p.m. -- Winsor Avenue. Computer fraud was reported.

    Wednesday, March 19

  • 10:16 a.m. -- Oakland Avenue. Someone stole an Acura from a residential driveway.

  • 10:56 a.m. -- Oakland Avenue. It was reported that someone had vandalized a residence.

    Thursday, March 20

  • 8:43 a.m. -- Manor Drive. A resident found unfamiliar clothing on the front porch.

  • 10:51 p.m. -- York Drive. A sedan struck several vehicles.

    OAKLAND

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

    Assaults (2)

  • March 15 -- 5100 block of Broadway Terrace (8:25 p.m.); 3300 block of Delaware Street (9 p.m.)

    Auto Burglaries (24)

  • March 14 -- 3200 block of Grand Avenue (10 p.m.)

  • March 15 -- 4800 block of Shattuck Avenue (9:30 p.m.)

  • March 16 -- 300 block of 41st Street (3:30 p.m.); 2900 block of Madeline Street (7:50 p.m.); two in the 4900 block of Shattuck Avenue (about 8:45 p.m.)

  • March 17 -- 3700 block of Buell Street (12 a.m.); (undisclosed block of) Grand Avenue (9:15 p.m.); 100 block of Westall Avenue (11:15 p.m.)

  • March 18 -- 5300 block of Estates Drive (3 a.m.); 500 block of Monte (9:15 a.m.); 3400 block of Joaquin Miller (5:30 p.m.); 3300 block of Grand Avenue (7 p.m.); 100 block of 41st Street (7:45 p.m.); 3300 block of Grand Avenue (9 p.m.); (undisclosed block of Walker Avenue (unknown)

  • March 19 -- 5800 block of Skyline Boulevard (12 a.m.); 100 block of 41st Street (6:20 p.m.); 400 block of 48th Street (7 p.m.)

  • March 20 -- 1800 block of Pleasant (10 a.m.); 4200 block of La Cresta (3:45 p.m.); 5400 block of Bryant Avenue (9:30 p.m.); 500 block of 47th Street (9:45 p.m.); 4400 block of Piedmont Avenue (11 p.m.)

    BUSINESS Burglaries (1)

  • March 17 -- 4100 block of Broadway Terrace (8:30 p.m.)

    Home Burglaries (1)

  • March 14 -- 3700 block of Loma (8 a.m.)

    Robberies (4)

  • March 14 -- 3400 block of Coolidge Avenue (3:43 p.m.)

  • March 15 -- 2000 block of Mountain Boulevard (unknown); (undisclosed block of 41st Street (4:55 p.m.); 5100 block of Broadway Terrace (5:20 p.m.)

    Stolen Cars (12)

  • March 14 -- 4700 block of Shattuck Avenue (2 a.m.); 1300 block of Holman Road (11 a.m.); 5900 block of Ayala Avenue (11:40 a.m.); 4000 block of Forest (6 p.m.)

  • March 15 -- 400 block of Santa Ray Avenue (8:15 a.m.); 100 block of Southwood Court (7 p.m.)

  • March 16 -- 600 block of Gravatt Drive (9:28 p.m.)

  • March 17 -- 100 block of Marlow Drive (2 p.m.); 1900 block of Leimert Boulevard (10:30 p.m.); (undisclosed block of) 35th Avenue (10:55 p.m.); 300 block of Capricorn Avenue (11 p.m.)

  • March 19 -- 5600 block of Broadway Terrace (10 p.m.)

    FIRE SAFETY Info and TIPS of the WEEK

    For propane grills, check the cylinder hose for leaks. A light soap and water solution applied to the hose will reveal escaping propane by releasing bubbles. If there's a leak, turn it off. Get the grill serviced by a professional before using it. If the leak does not stop, call the fire department at 9-1-1.

    Source: Oakland Fire Department Prevention Bureau and the Wildfire Prevention Assessment District