Police Blotter: Burglaries at Marking Room, Traffic Ticket Blitz, Rude Gesture While Driving

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Incidents highlighted in the blotter were recorded in the Piedmont Police Department log from noon on Dec. 2 through noon, Dec. 6. Not all incidents recorded in the log are included here. Information was supplied by the police and does not indicate any convictions.


Arrest — One person was arrested after a pedestrian stop near the corner of Highland and Blair avenues at 9:42 p.m.


Commercial burglary — Thieves broke into the Marking Room at 799 Magnolia Ave. twice within the past two weeks, staff reported. The burglar cut a lock and removed door hinges to gain entry, then stole various items. The Marking Room is the donation site for the nonprofit Dress Best for Less resale shop on Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, whose proceeds benefit Piedmont public schools.

Suspicious circumstances — A young female victim reported that a man driving a black Mercedes followed her on Moraga Avenue and attempted to make contact with her on Monday. The victim went to a neighbor's house for safety.


Traffic citations — Police officers issued two warnings and a half dozen traffic tickets at various locations in Piedmont between 12:41 a.m. and 8:27 a.m. Another warning and nine more traffic citations followed later in the day

Warrant arrest — A man with an outstanding arrest warrant from Contra Costa County turned himself in at the Piedmont police station a little after 7 p.m. and was taken to the Glenn Dyer Detention Facility in Oakland.


Escort home — A female driver reported that man driving a station wagon followed her to the Piedmont police station after "flipped him off" on Grand Avenue. Police provided her with an escort to a Piedmont residence.

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