Incidents highlighted in the blotter were recorded in the Piedmont Police Department log Oct. 1-8. Information was supplied by the police and does not indicate any convictions.
An alarm company alerted officials the afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 6, that a window was open at the Piedmont Unified School District offices, 760 Magnolia Ave. Investigators found that a laptop computer and a computer screen had been stolen from Asst. Superintendent Randall Booker's office.
A pedestrian was struck and injured by a vehicle in a traffic accident in the first block of Echo Lane shortly after 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. Police said the driver had stopped in the street, then apparently mixed up forward and reverse gears and hit the pedestrian. The pedestrian, a 44-year-old Oakland man, was hospitalized with injuries to both legs, police said. The driver was not cited.
MONDAY, OCT. 1
Foot chase and arrest — When a Piedmont police officer attempted to talk with a man who appeared inebriated near the corner of Piedmont Avenue and 40th Street soon after 2 a.m., the man began to run, police said. The officer was able to take him into custody after a block-long chase. Calvin Bradley, 35, a transient, was arrested on suspicion of giving a false identity and possession of burglary tools.
TUESDAY, OCT. 2
Possum's morning pick-me-up — Over in Emeryville, an animal control officer (shared with Piedmont) removed an opossum that had wandered into Peet's Coffee & Tea shortly before noon.
Found phone — A Piedmont resident found a cell phone in a local park and turned it in at the Piedmont Police Department during the noon hour. Police were able to trace the owner through the service provider; the owner picked up the phone.
Hit & run — A Piedmont man reported that a gray pickup truck hit a parked vehicle near the corner of Harvard and Prospect roads about 1:40 p.m. but did not stop. Police were unable to locate the truck.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3
What's that noise? — A Hillside Avenue resident reported hearing a "pumping sound" from a neighbor's home at 12:41 a.m. The noise had been going on for more than an hour, he said. It turned out to be a large fan in use on one of last week's hot nights.
More opossum news — A Moraga Avenue resident reported "a possum stuck in a bowl" about 3:40 p.m. An animal control officer responded.
THURSDAY, OCT. 4
Suspicious dog walker — A Nace Avenue resident reported seeing a man carrying a shopping bag and walking a dog who appeared to be "looking down driveways at houses" about 7:40 a.m. Police were unable to locate the dog walker.
FRIDAY, OCT. 5
Residential burglary — A burglar used a rock to break a window and enter a detached office at a home in the 400 block of Moraga Avenue during the afternoon. A laptop computer, computer monitor, cell phone and phone charger were taken.
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