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, June 2

  • 12:44 p.m. -- Lower Grand Avenue. Identity theft was reported.

  • 3:42 p.m. -- Highland Avenue. Someone turned in a musical instrument that had been found at the Japanese Tea House.

    Tuesday, June 3

  • 1:28 p.m. -- Monticello Avenue. Police arrested a man for a probation violation after he was seen pushing a bike and stopping to get a drink of water from a lawn spigot.

    Wednesday, June 4

  • 12:23 p.m. -- Lower Grand Avenue. Someone reported seeking an unhealthy looking skunk with matted fur and that was walking slowly.

    Thursday, June 5

  • 12:56 a.m. -- Sunnyside Avenue. Someone stole a purse and cell phone from an unlocked vehicle.

  • 7 a.m. -- Kingston Avenue. Someone found backpacks -- one of which had been rifled through -- that were suspected to be stolen.

    OAKLAND

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

    Auto Burglaries (12)

  • May 30 -- 11100 Skyline Boulevard (7:30 a.m.); 700 Walker Avenue (3 p.m.); 3500 block of Maybelle Avenue (4:38 p.m.)

  • May 31 -- 6500 block of Broadway Terrace (2:30 p.m.); 4800 block of Shattuck Avenue (5:30 p.m.); 3200 block of Grand Avenue (8:15 p.m.)

  • June 3 -- 4200 block of West (unknown)

  • June 4 -- 100 block of 41st Street (3:08 p.m.); 100 block of Santa Ray (9:30 p.m.)

  • June 5 -- (undisclosed block of) Joaquin Miller (8:30 a.m.)

    business Burglaries (1)

  • May 30 -- 2200 block of Mountain Boulevard (12 p.m.)

    Home Burglaries (5)

  • May 31 -- 100 block of Stonewall (12:55 p.m.); 4100 block of Howe Street (5 p.m.)

  • June 3 -- 5100 block of Coronado Avenue (9 a.m.); 4200 block of Maple Avenue (12 p.m.); 4000 block of Elston Avenue (unknown)

    Robberies (4)

  • May 31 -- 4100 block of Redding (1:51 p.m.)

  • June 1 -- (undisclosed block of) Macarthur Boulevard (9 p.m.); (undisclosed block of) 35th Avenue (11:08 p.m.)

  • June 3 -- 3500 block of Midvale Avenue (10:01 a.m.)

    Stolen Cars (19)

  • May 30 -- 3700 block of 39th Avenue (4:17 a.m.); 4800 block of Grizzly Peak Boulevard (11:40 a.m.); 600 block of Caldwell Road (12:30 p.m.); 100 block of Rio Vista Avenue (1 p.m.); 600 block of Mariposa Avenue (6 p.m.); 4000 block of Lyman Road (8:30 p.m.); 3800 block of Bayo Street (10 p.m.)

  • May 31 -- 9100 block of Golf (6 a.m.); 2800 block of Delaware (8 p.m.)

  • June 1 -- 4700 block of Fair Avenue (2:28 p.m.); 500 block of Jean Street (5 p.m.)

  • June 3 -- 4700 block of Fair Avenue (5 p.m.); 10700 block of Golf (6 p.m.); 600 block of Vernon Street (10 p.m.); 200 block of Covington Street (11:45 p.m.)

  • June 4 -- 3100 block of Dimond (9:45 p.m.); 3200 block of Delaware (10 p.m.)

  • June 5 -- 100 block of Santa Ray (12 a.m., 10:30 p.m.)

    FIRE SAFETY Info and TIPS of the WEEK

    Check that the venture tubes -- where gas and air mix -- are not blocked. Never overfill a propane tank.

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