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, March 7

  • 7:54 a.m. -- Magnolia Avenue. Someone broke into a business the night before. There was no reported loss.

  • 10:32 a.m. -- Highland Avenue. Someone brought an injured hummingbird to the police station.

    Saturday, March 8

  • 5:59 a.m. -- Olive Avenue. A male pedestrian reportedly tried to enter a parked vehicle and then walked off.

  • 11:04 a.m. -- Requa Road. A resident reported unauthorized use of a credit card.

  • 1:43 p.m. -- Vista Avenue. Someone stole a brown Coach brand purse from a parked Mercedes-Benz.

  • 2:24 p.m. -- Hillside Avenue. The driver of a blue Lexus with a mounted camera was seen driving back and forth for the past 20 minutes; possible filming in the area.

  • 3:08 p.m. -- Red Rock Road. Someone broke into a parked vehicle. The loss was undetermined.

    Sunday, March 9

  • 4:11 p.m. -- Magnolia Avenue. A skunk was temporarily stuck in a cyclone fence.

  • 4:15 p.m. -- Grand Avenue. A stolen vehicle was recovered.

    Monday, March 10

  • 8:52 a.m. -- Harvard Road. A stolen vehicle was recovered.

  • 2:27 p.m. -- Moraga Avenue. Someone smashed a vehicle window.

    Tuesday, March 11

  • 9:33 a.m. -- Sandringham Road. A stolen vehicle was recovered.

    Wednesday, March 12

  • 8:06 a.m. -- Oakland. A man came to a resident's door and claimed to be from PG&E; however he did not have identification. The man started to discuss tree trimming. The resident already had his trees trimmed.

    Thursday, March 13

  • 1:34 p.m. -- Valant Place. A resident reported hearing someone try to open her door and then got into a red van.

  • 3:39 p.m. -- San Carlos Avenue. Identity theft was reported.

    OAKLAND

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

    Assaults (1)

  • March 13 -- 3900 High Street (4:45 p.m.)

    Auto Burglaries (24)

  • March 7 -- 100 block of Coolidge Avenue (2:25 a.m.); 700 block of Oakland Avenue (6 a.m.); 3600 block of High Street (4 p.m.); 3600 block of Midvale Avenue (4:30 p.m.); 4000 block of Piedmont Avenue (7 p.m.); (undisclosed block of) 44th Street (10 p.m.)

  • March 8 -- 4900 block of Shattuck Avenue (12:30 a.m.); 700 block of Oakland Avenue (1 a.m.); 500 block of 44th Street (10 a.m.); 3300 block of Grand Avenue (1 p.m.); 400 block of 61st Street (6 p.m.); 300 block of 40th Street (10:30 p.m.)

  • March 9 -- 4400 block of Anderson (9:25 a.m.); 100 block of Sonia Street (9:40 a.m.); 6400 block of Moraga Avenue (1:10 p.m.); 3900 block of Magee Avenue (3 p.m.); 300 block of 40th Street (11 p.m.)

  • March 10 -- 100 block of Whittle Court (2:15 p.m.); 500 block of 47th Street (8:15 p.m.); 4100 block of Piedmont Avenue (8:30 p.m.); 100 block of 41st Street (9 p.m.)

  • March 11 -- 3900 block of Coolidge Avenue (6:30 a.m.)

  • March 12 -- 5600 block of Miles Avenue (7 a.m.); 4000 block of Shafter Avenue (7:45 p.m.)

    Home Burglaries (3)

  • March 7 -- 3600 block of 39th Avenue (6:30 a.m.)

  • March 8 -- 5500 Kales Avenue (2:30 a.m.); 5200 block of Golden (4:30 p.m.)

    Robberies (2)

  • March 7 -- (undisclosed block of) 40th Street (6:30 p.m.)

  • March 12 -- 4900 block of Shattuck Avenue (11:15 p.m.)

    Stolen Cars (18)

  • March 7 -- 3400 block of Macarthur Boulevard (1 a.m.); 2500 block of Delmer Street (12:30 p.m.); 400 block of Boulevard (8 p.m.)

  • March 8 -- 1000 Trestle Glen Road (12 a.m.); 1300 block of Chatham (12:30 a.m.)

  • March 9 -- 5200 block of Manila Avenue (8 p.m.); 3500 block of Coolidge (10 p.m.)

  • March 10 -- 3400 block of Boston Avenue (3:30 a.m.); 6900 block of Snake Road (7 p.m.); 5000 block of Manila Avenue (10 p.m.)

  • March 11 -- (undisclosed block of) Hiller Drive (1:05 a.m.); 5600 block of Miles Avenue (5 a.m.); 2400 block of Montana (7:15 a.m.); 3500 block of Bruce (10:45 p.m.)

  • March 12 -- 3300 block of Fruitvale Avenue (2:45 p.m.)

  • March 13 -- 200 block of 41st Street (6 p.m.); 700 block of Warfield Avenue (7 p.m.); 5700 block of Miles Avenue (10 p.m.)

    FIRE SAFETY Info and TIPS of the WEEK

    Keep flammable materials away from your fireplace mantle. A spark from the fireplace could easily ignite them.

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