Incidents highlighted in the blotter were recorded in the Piedmont Police Department log Oct. 22-29. Information was supplied by the police and does not indicate any convictions.
An Oakland man is being charged with felony possession of stolen property after an auto burglary and a foot pursuit by Piedmont police near Grand and Greenbank avenues on Nov. 6, according to Detective George Phifer of the Piedmont Police Department.
The incident began at 4:39 a.m. on Nov. 6, when a resident of the 1500 block of Grand Avenue heard the sound of breaking glass, looked outside and discovered that a window of his Toyota 4Runner had been shattered. Officer Willie Wright responded, and as he was talking to the victim, spotted a man nearby, Phifer said. Wright asked the man to come over, but he took off running instead, Phifer said.
Sgt. Catherine Carr, who was parked nearby, saw a man running moments later. She pursued the man on foot, and when she caught up, searched him, finding burglary tools and items that were later linked to another auto burglary nearby, Phifer said.
The man, 23-year-old David Smith of Oakland, is being charged with felony possession of stolen property, Phifer said.
A burglar entered a home in the 1100 block of Harvard Road through an open bedroom window sometime between 8:05 a.m. and 12:3 p.m. on Nov. 5, Phifer said. One of the victims noticed drawers open in the bedroom when she returned home and called police. A laptop computer, desktop computer and DVR were stolen, Phifer said.
In a similar incident during daylight hours the same day, a burglar entered a home in the 1400 block of Grand Avenue through an unlocked window, rifled hrough items in a bedroom and stole jewelry, Phifer said.
On Nov. 9, a burglar forced open French doors of a home in the 100 block of Ronada Avenue sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and stole coins and costume jewelry. A witness reported seeing a woman run down the stairs in front of the home, then jump into a vehicle which had just pulled up, Phifer said.
In the 1000 block of Oakland Avenue, a thief cut a cable lock and stole two bicycles from the side of a house sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 7, Phifer said.