MONDAY, APRIL 23
Vehicle break-in — A resident of the 100 block of Rose Avenue reported at 3:44 p.m. that someone had broken into his vehicle overnight, although nothing was taken. Police said there was damage to the driver's side door lock and to the ignition, so possibly someone was trying to steal the vehicle.
TUESDAY, APRIL 24
DUI arrest — Police arrested a driver on suspicion of driving under the influence just after midnight in the 1600 block of Lower Grand Avenue.
Warrant arrest — A 57-year-old Piedmont woman was arrested shortly after 8 a.m. on an old theft warrant from Santa Clara County and taken to jail. The warrant specified a theft charge in Palo Alto.
Injured bird — An animal control officer took an injured baby bird found on Highland Avenue for veterinary care shortly before 7 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25
Theft — A resident of the 200 block of Sunnyside Avenue reported at 1:55 p.m. that someone removed a catalytic converter from her vehicle Monday night.
Casing the neighborhood — At 2:14 p.m., a caller reported a man wearing a plaid shirt who appeared to be "casing" houses near the corner of Grand and Magnolia avenues. Five minutes later, an APD officer made what police called "consensual contact" with the man in the first block of Wildwood Avenue. The man initially gave the officer a false name, then gave his real name, police said. According to polcie, the man had several suspicious items in his possession: more than 30 keys; a prescription in someone else's name; a check made out to someone else; and two Wells Fargo debit cards in others' names. The man, William Bill Wade, 47, of Oakland, was arrested on suspicion of giving a false name to a police officer, possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.
THURSDAY, APRIL 26
Residential burglary — A resident of the 1600 block of Grand Avenue reported at 3:28 p.m. that she had just arrived home from work to find the glass in her front door broken.
FRIDAY, APRIL 27
Bike theft — A student's bicycle was taken from the patio at Piedmont Middle School about 2:30 p.m. Two other bicycles were stolen from Piedmont High School the same afternoon.
Turkey shoot — A Somerset Road resident reported at 5:48 p.m. that three men in their late teens were trying to shoot wild turkeys with BB guns on her property. They left when she asked them to.
SATURDAY, APRIL 28
Vandalism — Two Bouelvard Way residents reported vandalism, including smashed vehicle tail lights.
SUNDAY, APRIL 29
Warrant arrest — A man impeding traffic by skating in the middle of the street near the intersection of Grand and Oakland avenues turned out to have a half dozen outstanding arrest warrants from San Francisco for petty theft, tampering with a vehicle and other minor offenses. David Lightfoot, 24, was taken to Santa Rita Jail.
Missing juvenile — After a noninjury accident at La Salle Avenue and Hampton Road shortly before 10:30 p.m., one person involved was identified as a juvenile who had been reported missing in Oakland. Police contacted his father, who said he did not want his son returned. Police took the youth to an assessment center in Castro Valley which works to resolve family problems.
MONDAY, APRIL 30
Auto burglaries — Two La Salle Avenue residents reported break-ins to their vehicles overnight.