Editor's note: We've added a new category this week: 911 hang-ups and misdials. While these are usually accidental, and occasionally the result of children playing with a phone, the Piedmont Police Department always attempts to contact the caller.
The figures here were compiled by Piedmont Patch from the Piedmont Police Department's weekly log (Monday afternoon through the following Monday morning). They are not official PPD statistics and Piedmont Patch is responsible for their accuracy.
Numbers are based on how calls and incidents were initially recorded in the PPD log. Some incidents may be assigned to a different category later, or may not result in a formal report of a crime. As a result, these numbers may not reflect the official "Uniform Crime Report" statistics that the department voluntarily reports to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
WEEK OF JULY 23-31, 2012
CRIMES* Total 0 Robbery Assault/
battery 0 Domestic
violence 0 Other 0 BURGLARY Total 1 Home 0 Garage 1 Vehicle 0 Other 0 VEHICLE
THEFTS Total 0
PROPERTY CRIMES **
VANDALISM Total 1 ARRESTS Total 3 Warrants 1 Other 2
ACCIDENTS Total 2 Injury 0 Non-injury 2
*** Total 14 Dead/injured
animals 5 Other 9
TRAFFIC STOPS Total 48 Arrests 2 Citations 13 Warnings 17 No action 16 SUSPICIOUS
Total 17 Reported
by public 14 Gone on
arrival 6 Legitimate
purpose 1 Police
action 0 CITIZEN
COMPLAINTS Total 21 Noise 6 Parking
violations 11 Other 4
ALERTS Total 16 Police response 14 Canceled
PPD arrival 2 False alarms 16
911 HANG UPS/MISDIALS Total 8 OTHER***** TOTAL 41
* Other violent crimes may include homicide, rape, kidnapping.
** Property crimes may include petty theft, fraud, counterfeting.
*** Piedmont shares its animal control officers with the City of Emeryville. Only Piedmont responses are listed here.
**** Suspicious circumstances noticed by police officers or reported by members of the public. Gone on arrival: police were unable to locate the persons or situation reported. Legitimate purpose: the persons reported as suspicious had a legitimate reason for their presence, a valid permit for soliciting, etc. Police action: may include arrest, citation, field interview.
***** Other: Anything that does not fit neatly into one of the other categories. Piedmont Police Department personnel respond to a variety of situations, including alerting the city's Public Works Department to problems such as fallen tree limbs or flooding; advising and assisting residents; assisting the Piedmont Fire Department with medical or fire responses; and many others.