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 16 12:20 p.m. -- Bonita Avenue. The theft of a statue from a front porch was reported, police said.
tuesday, june 17 6:49 a.m. -- Ranleigh Way. A vehicle break-in was reported. No items were stolen. 8:50 a.m. -- Olive Avenue. The theft of a bicycle from a vehicle was reported, police said. 10:55 p.m. -- Piedmont Avenue (Oakland). Police received a report that a gun was found in Mountain View Cemetery.
wednesday, june 18 3:54 p.m. -- El Cerrito Avenue. Police received a report that someone slashed a tire on a vehicle. 8:09 p.m. -- Oakland Avenue. A resident reported possible wire fraud, police said. 11:28 p.m. -- Grand Avenue. A cyclist detained during a traffic stop was arrested on suspicion of a narcotics violation, police said. The cyclist, who a background check revealed was on probation and could be searched, was booked at the North County Jail.
thursday, june 19 12:32 p.m. -- Shafter Street (Oakland). Police recovered a vehicle reported stolen in San Leandro. 1:42 p.m. -- Mountain Avenue (Oakland). A patrol car's license plate reader system registered a hit on a vehicle allegedly linked to a robbery in Berkeley, police said. One individual was arrested and booked at the North County Jail as a result of the investigation. 6:57 p.m. -- Sunnyside Boulevard. A resident reported that someone rifled through their vehicle sometime during the night of June 10. While no items were stolen, the individual responsible left behind a flashlight in the vehicle, police said.
friday, june 20 5:50 a.m. -- Blair Avenue. Credit cards found in the roadway were stolen earlier from a vehicle, police said after they contacted the victim. 8:35 a.m. -- Wildwood Avenue. A vehicle window was reported broken in what may have been an auto burglary. The break-in, however, occurred in Oakland.
saturday, june 21 2:14 p.m. -- Grand Avenue. A motorist wanted on an outstanding warrant from the Alameda County Sheriff's Office was arrested following a traffic stop, police said.
7:17 p.m. -- Kingston Avenue. An attempted burglary of a residence was reported
The following crimes were recently reported in the Oakland hills or nearby neighborhoods, according to Oakland police:
assaults (1) June 14 -- 4400 block of Tulip Avenue (12:23 a.m.); 400 block of Chetwood Street (12 a.m.)
Auto Burglaries (5) June 13 -- 500 block of 45th Street (12:05 a.m.) June 14 -- undisclosed block of Elwood Avenue (10:30 a.m.) June 15 -- undisclosed block of 47th Street (7:45 p.m.); 6000 block of Contra Costa Street (10 p.m.) June 17 -- 4100 block of Broadway (7:45 a.m.)
Home Burglaries (10) June 13 -- 5900 block of Ocean Street (1 a.m.); 400 block of Chetwood Street (12 a.m.) June 14 -- 200 block of Mather Street (12 a.m.); 3400 block of Revere Avenue (11:05 a.m.); 9600 block of Thermal Street (7:05 p.m.) June 15 -- 3700 block of Elston Avenue (2 p.m.); 300 block of 51st Street (8 p.m.) June 16 -- 100 block of 41st Street (12 p.m.) June 17 -- 4100 block of Wilshire Boulevard (2:30 p.m.) June 18 -- 600 block of Oakland Avenue (4:15 p.m.)
Robberies (4) June 15 -- 3400 block of Lagu- na Avenue (1:30 p.m.); undisclos- ed block of 62nd St. (1:20 a.m.) June 16 -- 4800 block of Shattuck Avenue (6:47 p.m.) June 19 -- 3900 block of Laurel Avenue (8:45 p.m.)
Stolen Cars (9) June 13 -- 3400 block of Piedmont Avenue (4:15 a.m.) June 14 -- 6400 block of Benvenue Avenue (4 p.m.); 4700 block of Mamila Avenue (5:30 p.m.); undisclosed block of Eischer Drive (9:40 p.m.) June 15 -- 400 block of 49th Street (3 p.m.); 500 block of Canyon Oaks Drive (9 p.m.) June 16 -- 3800 block of Lincoln Avenue (5:30 a.m.) June 17 -- 300 block of 41st Street (1:58 p.m.) June 18 -- 4700 block of Daisy Street (1 a.m.); 500 block of Chetwood Street (7 p.m.)
FIRE SAFETY Info and TIPS of the WEEK
With 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 911.
Source: Oakland Fire Department Prevention Bureau and the Wildfire Prevention Assessment District