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. 20

  • 7:11 a.m. -- Wildwood Avenue. A man was seen looking into vehicles.

  • 3:21 p.m. -- Littlewood Drive. Someone reported that a possibly injured large bird was on a deck.

    Saturday, Dec. 21

  • 2:23 a.m. -- Selborne Drive. It was reported that someone had smashed a driver's-side window.

    Sunday, Dec. 22

  • 1:12 p.m. -- Nova Drive. A man was asking if he could sweep leaves.

  • 3:48 p.m. -- Grand Avenue. A backpack with a laptop was stolen from a red Saab.

  • 10:38 p.m. -- Kingston Avenue. Unknown item or items were stolen from a parked vehicle.

    Monday, Dec. 23

  • 5:11 p.m. -- Olive Avenue. Someone broke a passenger window on a parked vehicle.

  • 10:54 p.m. -- Rose Avenue. A UPS package was reported stolen.

    Tuesday, Dec. 24

  • 8:15 a.m. -- Somerset Road. It was reported that someone set a fence on fire the night before.


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  • 11:34 a.m. -- Boulevard Way. Someone reported bank fraud. Approximately $1,800 was lost at the time of the report.

  • 6:28 p.m. -- Mountain Avenue. Someone burglarized a home.

  • 9:48 p.m. -- Grand Avenue. A driver of a black minivan was driving recklessly and the caller suspected the driver was intoxicated.

    Wednesday, Dec. 25

  • 4:17 a.m. -- Wildwood Avenue. The driver of an older model Toyota was suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

  • 11:14 a.m. -- Winsor Avenue. Someone broke into a truck and stole tools the night before.

  • 4:29 p.m. -- La Salle Avenue. A motorist struck a parked vehicle.

  • 9:47 p.m. -- Highland Avenue. Someone reported a reckless driver.

    Thursday, Dec. 26

  • 9:59 a.m. -- Oakland. Someone stole a stereo from a parked Honda CRV.

  • 2:09 p.m. -- Highland Avenue. Someone reported seeing a man unaccompanied by a child talking to kids at the tot lot.

  • 8:07 p.m. -- La Salle Avenue/Tyson Circle. A man was seen looking into vehicles.

    OAKLAND

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

    Auto Burglaries (16)

  • Dec. 20 -- 3200 block of Sylvan Avenue (12:05 a.m.); 400 block of 51st Street (7 p.m.); 5800 block of College Avenue (11:45 p.m.)

  • Dec. 21 -- 3500 block of Kempton Way (12 a.m.); 3200 block of Wisconsin (1:30 a.m.); 6100 block of Ocean View Drive (2 a.m.); 3200 block of Butters Drive (undisclosed); 4000 block of Shafter Avenue (11:15 a.m.); 700 block of Walker Avenue (1:45 p.m.); 400 block of 65th Street

  • Dec. 22 -- 4000 block of Bayo Street (6 p.m.); 500 block of 43rd Street

  • Dec. 24 -- 5500 block of Carlton Street (4 a.m.); 3200 block of Grand Avenue (7:50 p.m.)

  • Dec. 26 -- 4700 block of Shattuck Avenue (7 p.m.); 7200 block of Sayre Drive (11 p.m.)

    BUSINESS Burglaries (1)

  • Dec. 25 -- 3700 block of Piedmont Avenue (4 p.m.)

    Home Burglaries (11)

  • Dec. 20 -- 2400 block of Scenic Avenue (5:15 a.m.); 300 block of Alcatraz Avenue (7 a.m.); 2400 block of Rampart Street (10:30 a.m.); 400 block of Chetwood (4 p.m.)

  • Dec. 21 -- 3200 block of Wisconsin (undisclosed)

  • Dec. 22 -- 100 block of Linda Avenue (3 p.m.)

  • Dec. 23 -- 400 block of Chetwood Street (8 a.m.); 7000 block of Norfolk Road (4 p.m.); 6200 block of Girvin Drive (5 p.m.)

  • Dec. 24 -- 3700 block of Elston Avenue (10:50 a.m.)

  • Dec. 25 -- 4400 block of Oak Hill Road (12 p.m.)

    Robberies (2)

  • Dec. 21 -- 300 block of Rishell Drive (2:43 a.m.)

  • Dec. 23 -- 3500 block of 35th Avenue (7:30 p.m.)

    Stolen Cars (25)

  • Dec. 20 -- 200 block of Elysian fields Drive (undisclosed); 2100 block of Magellan Drive (6 p.m.); 2800 block of Carmel Street (undisclosed); 3500 block of Grand Avenue (10:20 p.m.)

  • Dec. 21 -- 6600 block of Colton Boulevard (undisclosed); 3900 block of Cerrito (1 p.m.); 4600 Stauffer Place (4 p.m.)

  • Dec. 22 -- 6800 block of Thornhill Drive (10 a.m.); 2900 block of Morgan (7:30 p.m.); 4100 block of Rettig Avenue (8 p.m.); 300 block of 45th Street (10 p.m.); 6000 block of Grizzly Peak Boulevard (undisclosed)

  • Dec. 23 -- 2800 block of Georgia Street (12 a.m.); 500 block of Oakland Avenue (1 a.m.); 3500 block of Joan Road (undisclosed); 6200 block of Leona Street (2:30 p.m.); (undisclosed block of) Tunnel Road (11:56 p.m.)

  • Dec. 24 -- 500 block of Hiller Drive (10 a.m.); 700 block of Kingston Avenue (11:59 a.m.); 3500 block of Kempton Way (11 p.m.)

  • Dec. 25 -- 3500 block of Richmond (10:35 a.m.); 600 block of Fairmount Avenue (3 p.m.); 2400 block of Scout Road (7 p.m.)

  • Dec. 26 -- 2400 block of Scout Road (8:35 a.m.); 100 block of Hawks Hill Court (undisclosed)

    FIRE SAFETY Info and TIPS of the WEEK

    The Oakland Fire Department Prevention Bureau and the Wildfire Prevention District wish you a happy and safe new year with:

  • a working smoke alarm on every level of your home;

  • if windows are used as emergency exits, practice using them in the event a fire should occur;

  • be sure that all windows open easily; home escape ladders are recommended.

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