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, Dec. 6

  • 1:28 p.m. -- Ronada Avenue. Someone stole the contents of a package located on the porch.

    Saturday, Dec. 7

  • 3:38 a.m. -- Grand Avenue. A resident reported hearing a car driving up into his yard and then the sound of doors opening and closing. Police discovered the vehicle had been stolen. The suspect was later located and arrested and the vehicle was returned to its owner.

  • 3 p.m. -- Mountain Avenue. A group of five skateboarders were seen traveling at high speed down the hill.

  • 6:09 p.m. -- Magnolia Avenue. A resident reported a possible home burglary. A man who said he was from a construction company in Silicon Valley had come to her door asking about her water lines and if he could come inside to check. Meanwhile, another man is suspected of entering the home. A jewelry box was found outside.

    Monday, Dec. 9

  • 3:36 p.m. -- Hampton Road. Identity theft was reported.

    Tuesday, Dec. 10

  • 3:34 p.m. -- Scenic Avenue. The driver of a Toyota 4Runner struck a parked vehicle.

  • 8:05 p.m. -- Lincoln Avenue. A motorist was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol after hitting a parked car.

    Wednesday, Dec. 11

  • 9:21 a.m. -- El Cerrito Avenue. Someone reported wire fraud.

    Thursday, Dec. 12

  • 3:03 p.m. -- Highland Avenue. The driver of a white van unloaded a group of skateboarders.

  • 10:45 p.m. -- Lower Grand Avenue. A 1997 Toyota 4Runner was reported stolen.

    OAKLAND

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

    Assaults (3)

  • Dec. 6 -- 400 59th Street (9:05 p.m.)

  • Dec. 7 -- (undisclosed block of) 35th Avenue (9:24 a.m.); 400 block of 59th Street (9:11 p.m.)

    Auto Burglaries (14)

  • Dec. 6 -- 10000 block of Skyline Boulevard (4:45 p.m.); 100 block of Tunnel Road (7:15 p.m.)

  • Dec. 7 -- 4100 block of Opal Street (10:05 p.m.)

  • Dec. 8 -- 4200 block of Shafter Avenue (5:55 a.m.); 3900 block of Park Boulevard (9:05 a.m.); 2000 block of Mountain Boulevard (3:30 p.m.)

  • Dec. 9 -- 4600 block of Shattuck Avenue (4:40 p.m.)

  • Dec. 10 -- 3900 block of Laurel Avenue (2:30 p.m.); 3700 block of Grand Avenue (4:15 p.m.); 4700 block of Shattuck Avenue (6:30 p.m.)

  • Dec. 12 -- 3700 block of Howe Street (12:40 a.m.); 3600 block of Virden Avenue (4:45 a.m.); 400 block of Canyon (6:30 p.m.); (undisclosed block of) Lake Park Avenue (9 p.m.)

    Carjacking (1)

  • Dec. 11 -- 500 block of 49th Street (12 a.m.)

    Home Burglaries (13)

  • Dec. 6 -- 4000 block of Fairway Avenue (7:45 a.m.); 5100 block of Pinecrest Drive (8 a.m.); 800 block of Paramount (4:35 p.m.)

  • Dec. 7 -- 4400 block of Albert Street (11:30 a.m.); 300 block of Hemphill Place (7 p.m.)

  • Dec. 8 -- 8100 block of Surrey Lane (10:59 a.m.); 1700 block of Excelsior Avenue (1:50 p.m.); 3800 block of Kansas Street (2:20 p.m.)

  • Dec. 9 -- 5500 block of Thomas (3:45 p.m.)

  • Dec. 10 -- 3700 block of Harrison Street (8 a.m.); 1800 block of Excelsior Avenue (9 a.m.)

  • Dec. 11 -- 3600 block of 35th Avenue (9 a.m.)

  • Dec. 12 -- 3500 block of Calafia Avenue (8 a.m.)

    Robberies (3)

  • Dec. 7 -- 3300 Fruitvale Avenue (6:35 p.m.)

  • Dec. 10 -- (undisclosed block of) 106th Avenue (4:30 p.m.)

  • Dec. 11 -- (undisclosed block of) 40th Street (8:50 a.m.)

    Stolen Cars (17)

  • Dec. 6 -- 3800 block of Coolidge Avenue (4 p.m.); 1300 block of El Centro (6:30 p.m.); 400 block of 42nd Street (10 p.m.)

  • Dec. 7 -- 6200 block of Antioch (3:20 p.m.); (undisclosed block of) Elston Avenue (undisclosed); 1000 block of Elsinore Avenue (4:30 p.m.); 3900 block of High Street (11 p.m.)

  • Dec. 9 -- 5400 block of College Avenue (1 a.m.); 5400 block of Locksley Avenue (8:30 p.m.)

  • Dec. 10 -- 400 block of Hudson Street (2:02 p.m.)

  • Dec. 11 -- 3500 block of Dimond Avenue (2:10 a.m.); 100 block of Moss Avenue (5:30 p.m.); 600 block of Longridge Road (6 p.m.); 300 block of Monte (7 p.m.); 3800 block of Hanly Road (9 p.m.)

  • Dec. 12 -- (undisclosed block of) Moraga Avenue (11:17 a.m.); 13800 block of Campus Drive (2 p.m.)

    Tally (DEC. 6-12)

  • Assaults: 3

  • Auto Burglaries: 14

  • Carjacking: 1

  • Home Burglaries: 13

  • Robberies: 3

  • Stolen Cars: 17

    FIRE SAFETY Info and TIPS of the WEEK

    Do not burn wood during winter Spare the Air alerts. It is illegal to burn wood, fire logs, pellets or other solid fuels in your fireplace, wood stove, outdoor fire pit or other wood burning device on those days.

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