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. 27

  • 10:36 p.m. -- Crest Road. A rear door to a residence had been left open.

    Saturday, Dec. 28

  • 5:39 p.m. -- Oakland. Someone reported seeing a confused puppy heading down El Cerrito toward Magnolia.

    Sunday, Dec. 29

  • 3:20 a.m. -- Howard Avenue. A man was walking around looking into vehicles.

    Monday, Dec. 30

  • 12:10 a.m. -- Moraga Avenue. Someone rang a doorbell and drove off in a silver Infiniti.

  • 9:48 a.m. -- York Drive. Someone stole several items from a parked vehicle.

  • 4:05 p.m. -- La Salle Avenue. Someone reported a hit and run incident had just occurred.

  • 5:47 p.m. -- Boulevard Way. Two juveniles were seen smoking suspected marijuana.

    Tuesday, Dec. 31

  • 3:53 p.m. -- Calvert Court. A motorist was doing doughnuts.

  • 5:11 p.m. -- Hillside Avenue. Someone reported receiving an unknown passport and keys in the mail.

    Wednesday, Jan. 1

  • 6:47 p.m. -- Wildwood Avenue. Someone was seen reportedly begging for money.


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    Thursday, Jan. 2

  • 8:48 a.m. -- Cambridge Way. Someone stole two bicycles and a pair of skis from a garage.

  • 9:06 a.m. -- Red Rock Road. Someone was reportedly setting traps.

    OAKLAND

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

    Auto Burglaries (17)

  • Dec. 27 -- 300 block of 40th Street (11:40 a.m.); 700 block of Walker Avenue (6 p.m.); 3200 block of Grand Avenue (6:30 p.m.); 400 block of Lake Park (7:45 p.m.); 300 block of Elysian (9 p.m.)

  • Dec. 28 -- 100 block of Aitken Drive (7:15 p.m.)

  • Dec. 29 -- 3300 block of Grand Avenue (11:55 a.m.); 4600 and 4700 blocks of Shattuck Avenue (9:15 p.m.)

  • Dec. 30 -- 100 block of 40th Street (6:10 p.m.); 500 47th Street (8 p.m.)

  • Dec. 31 -- 100 block of Rishell Drive (1 a.m.); 500 block of Lake Park (2:30 p.m.)

  • Jan. 1 -- 5900 block of Buena Vista Avenue (1:10 a.m.); 4000 block of Whittle Avenue (12 p.m.); 3900 block of Whittle Avenue (6:30 p.m.)

  • Jan. 2 -- 3200 block of Grand Avenue (9:30 a.m.)

    Business Burglaries (2)

  • Jan. 1 -- 3700 block of Harrison Street (6 p.m.)

  • Jan. 2 -- 5800 block of Acacia Avenue (8 a.m.)

    Home Burglaries (10)

  • Dec. 27 -- 4000 block of Weber Street (12:40 a.m.); 6800 block of Charing Cross Road (8:30 a.m.); 4000 block of La Cresta (10 a.m.); 5700 block of Moraga Avenue (4:30 p.m.); 2500 block of Potomac Street (6:20 p.m.)

  • Dec. 30 -- 900 block of Longridge Road (6 a.m.); 4800 block of Trinidad Avenue (9:40 a.m.); 1900 block of Wrenn Street (10:08 a.m.)

  • Dec. 31 -- 200 block of Samaria Lane (1:13 p.m.)

  • Jan. 1 -- 6900 block of Norfolk Road (11:39 a.m.)

    Robberies (1)

  • Jan. 2 -- 4300 block of Harbord Drive (7:55 p.m.)

    Stolen Cars (23)

  • Dec. 27 -- Graham Place (3:06 a.m.); 4300 block of Howe Street (2:14 p.m.); 6300 block of Colby Street (5 p.m.);

  • Dec. 29 -- 3000 block of Madeline Street (12 p.m.); 2800 block of Carmel Street (3 p.m.); 5700 block of Florence Terrace (5 p.m.); 2000 block of Asilomar Drive (7 p.m.)

  • Dec. 30 -- 6000 block of Snake Road (10:30 a.m.); 1400 block of Allman Street (12:20 p.m.); 900 block of Hillcroft Circle (1:30 p.m.); 600 block of Vernon Street (9 p.m.)

  • Dec. 31 -- 100 block of 41st Street (10:30 a.m.); 3400 block of Boston Avenue (9 p.m.)

  • Jan. 1 -- 3600 block of 38th Avenue (12:30 a.m.); 500 block of Jean Street (1 a.m.); 3100 block of Arizona (8:30 p.m.)

  • Jan. 2 -- 6000 block of Skyline Boulevard (8:20 a.m.); 700 block of Kingston Avenue (9 a.m.); 1400 block of East 38th Street (4 p.m.); 400 block of Hiller Drive (4:41 p.m.); 3500 block of Lincoln Avenue (5 p.m.); 1300 block of El Centro (9:30 p.m.); 2500 block of Potomac Street (10 p.m.)

    FIRE SAFETY Info and TIPS of the WEEK

  • Have the chimney inspected annually and cleaned if necessary, especially if it has not been used for some time.

  • Spark arrestors are required for all chimneys in Oakland.

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