Incidents highlighted in the blotter were recorded in the Piedmont Police Department log from noon on Sept. 16 through noon, Sept. 20. Not all incidents recorded in the log are included here. Information was supplied by the police and does not indicate any convictions.
MONDAY, SEPT. 16
Suspicious circumstances — A Bonita Avenue resident reported that a man wearing a green-and-white striped shirt was checking door handles of parked cars shortly before 11 p.m. Police were unable to locate the man.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 17
Would-be thief — A citizen flagged down a police officer at 7:30 a.m. to report that it looked like someone had been rifling through parked cars on Pala Avenue. The officer found that that two vehcles had been rifled, but apparently nothing was stolen.
ID theft — In separate incidents, a Howard Avenue resident and a Rose Avenue resident reported being victims of identity theft.
Vandalism — Someone put graffiti on the side of a building at Piedmont High School.
Suspicious circumstances — A Greenbank Avenue resident reported that someone rang the doorbell a few minutes before 8 p.m. Police determined that mail delivery was still going on in the area and a postal carrier had left a package at the front door of the home.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 18
Traffic hazard — A caller reported that a moving van was blocking traffic near the corner of Sylvan Way and Wildwood Avenue between 3:30 and 4:15 p.m. and a UPS truck had to back down the hill as a result. The van was moved a few minutes later.
THURSDAY, SEPT 19
Vehicle collision — A non-injury accident involving a sedan and an SUV was reported near the corner of Oakland and Hillside avenues at 10:11 a.m. Although no one was hurt, the accident left broken glass on the road. Public Works employees were notified to do a clean-up.
Sidewalk blocked — A caller who uses a walker reported about 7 p.m. that a car parked on the sidewalk on Moraga Avenue was making it difficult for him to get by. The vehicle was moved by its registered owner.
Car fire — Piedmont police assisted the Oakland Police Department when a car fire was reported at MacArthur Boulevard and Lakeshore Avenue at 11:13 p.m.
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