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, July 15 6:17 p.m. -- Glen Alpine. A deer was freed after being stuck in a fence.
Friday, April 25 4:23 a.m. -- Kingston Avenue. Someone reported seeing a man tampering with a vehicle, which activated the car alarm, and then ran off. 9:30 a.m. -- Moraga Avenue. An injured owl was reported. 10:56 p.m. -- Mackinnon Place. A resident reported that the driver of a white GMC truck was observed taking photos of his neighbor's house. When he was asked what he was doing, the driver said "it's a free country," cursed and drove off. 1:35 p.m. -- Bellevue Avenue. Identity theft was reported.
Saturday, April 26 11 a.m. -- St. James Drive. Two baby skunks were spotted without their mother.
Sunday, April 27 1:49 p.m. -- Sea View Avenue. A resident reported that a pet bird was in front of the home and he had no means to contain it. The bird was gone upon an officer's arrival.
Monday, APRIL 28 12:23 p.m. -- Sheridan Way. Someone reported a swarming of bees. Barricades and a beekeeper were requested. 4:42 p.m. -- El Cerrito Avenue. Someone reportedly stole an iPhone.
Tuesday, April 29 9:41 a.m. -- Lorita Avenue. A resident reported receiving a fraudulent alarm bill.
Wednesday, April 30 10:08 a.m. -- Highland Avenue/Mountain Boulevard. Vandalism was reported.
Thursday, May 1 7:44 p.m. -- Park. A resident reported coming home from work to find three tangerines and an eaten watermelon on the back porch. Animals are suspected.
The police reports in the Oakland hills were not available this week. They will return next week.
FIRE SAFETY Info and TIPS of the WEEK
Propane and charcoal barbecue grills must only be used outdoors. Enclosed spaces such as garages and tents, pose a fire hazard and the risk of exposure to toxic gases and possible asphyxiation.
Source: Oakland Fire Department Prevention Bureau and the Wildfire Prevention Assessment District