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, feb. 4 5:14 p.m. -- Dudley Court. A resident reported identity theft.
tuesday, Feb. 5 6:22 a.m. -- Crocker Avenue & Hampton Road. A woman told police that a cyclist was riding recklessly in the neighborhood.
wednesday, feb. 6 6:26 p.m.-- Pala Avenue. A burglary was reported. 11:05 p.m. -- Lake Avenue. A caller told police that a man was walking through the neighborhood, checking vehicle doors. The man was also carrying what looked like a folding hand truck, police said. Officers searched the area but did not locate anyone matching the man's description.
thursday, feb. 7 1:01 p.m. -- Ronada Avenue. A man told police that someone stole light bulbs and a light casing fixture from outside his residence. The theft occurred sometime Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. 1:06 p.m. -- Magnolia Avenue. A woman reported someone opened a credit card in her name and that the card was delivered to a Richmond address. 6:21 p.m. -- Highland Avenue. Oakland police reported they recovered a vehicle stolen from a Piedmont resident.
friday, feb. 8 8:36 a.m. -- Ramona Avenue. A resident reported identity theft. Identity theft was also reported at 1:27 p.m. on Rose Avenue, police said.
saturday, feb. 9 11:43 a.m. -- Ramona Avenue. A woman told police that someone rifled through her unlocked vehicle sometime Friday night or early Sunday morning. No items were stolen. A resident of Holly Place also reported that her unlocked vehicle was rifled through during about the same time frame and that someone stole her vehicle registration. A neighbor found the paperwork and returned it, however. The woman also told police that someone tampered with her backyard gate. 11:09 p.m. -- Manor Drive. A woman reported hearing what sound like a prowler in her backyard. Officers did not locate anyone or anything suspicious and said raccoons may have been responsible for the sounds.
sunday, feb. 10 6:38 p.m. -- Oakland & Grand avenues. Police arrested a motorist on suspicion of drunken driving.
The police blotter for the Montclair neighborhood and nearby neighborhoods was not available this week due to computer problems at the Oakland Police Department.
FIRE SAFETY Info and TIPS of the WEEK
Do not use flammable liquids to start or accelerate any fire. Never burn charcoal indoors, it can give off lethal amounts of carbon monoxide.
Source: Oakland Fire Department Prevention Bureau & The Wildfire Prevention District