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Police Blotter: Home Burglary, Stolen Wallet

And yes, you will get a ticket if you don't move your car on street sweeping day.

Incidents highlighted in the blotter were recorded in the Piedmont Police Department log Sept. 24-Oct. 1. Information was supplied by the police and does not indicate any convictions.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 25

Auto burglary — someone broke into an Acura parked in the first block of Estates Drive shortly before 8 a.m.

Campaign sign stolen — A La Salle Avenue resident reported that a Mitt Romney campaign sign was stolen from her yard, the second sign taken within two days.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26

Limo hazard? — Someone reported that a limousine was blocking the intersection at Grand and Oakland avenues about 7:45 a.m. The police officer who responded found that the limo was backed into a driveway and not affecting traffic.

Credit card fraud — A Grand Avenue resident reported that someone made fraudulent use of his charge account. Later that day, a Prospect Road resident reported an instance of identity theft.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 27

Don't forget street sweeping day — Two vehicles parked in the 700 block of Kingston Avenue received citations for failing to mve for street sweeping.

Difference of musical opinion — A caller reported a young woman screaming at passersby near a bus stop at the corner of Grand and Wildwood avenues. The PPD officer who responded found that (1) the bus stop is in Oakland, not Piedmont; (2) the woman was waiting for the bus; and (3) she was singing a rap song. 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 28

Bike theft — Four bicycles were reported stolen from a garage in the first block of Bonita Avenue during the night.

Early Easter bunny? — A Boulevard Way resident reported seeing a domestic rabbit in his neighbor's yard. An animal control officer was unable to locate the bunny.

Suspicious circumstances — A caller reported that someone rifled through an unlocked vehicle parked in the 200 block of Linda Avenue during the night, but nothing appeared to have been taken.

Home burglary — A residential burglary was reported in the 100 block of Manor Drive.

Check fraud — Someone deposited fraudulent checks into an account at the Citibank branch on Highland Avenue.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 30

Petty theft — A Tyson Circle resident reported a wallet stolen from her vehicle.

Vehicle fire — The Piedmont Fire Department responded to a report of a burning vehicle near the intersection of Boulevard Way and Crofton Avenue at 3:41 p.m.

Stolen vehicle — A Camry was stolen from the 1200 block of Grand Avenue during the night.

MONDAY, OCT. 1

Theft — A FasTrak card was reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the 1200 block of Grand Avenue.

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Tim Rood October 04, 2012 at 09:38 PM
How could visitors and vendors possibly know about the street sweeping parking prohibition, since there aren't any signs posted and the schedule is irregular? I've always understood that Piedmont didn't ticket for street sweeping since they didn't provide any notice beyond posting the schedule on the City website.
Anne October 12, 2012 at 05:27 AM
If the city of Piedmont has a regular street sweeping schedule, then I'm sure a majority of residents would move their cars,, and tell their contractors too. Who doesn't want a clean street? But when the street sweeper comes is a mystery. Do tell. The street sweeper deposits more rocks and dirt in front of my house than were there in driving around the cars, so I'd prefer we either know or it cease sweeping our street if the cars are not cleared. We have no street tree leaves anyway, the Chinese Pistache problem.
Tim Rood October 12, 2012 at 05:52 AM
I just went through the exercise of downloading the sweeping schedule, putting reminders in my calendar, and moving two cars twice this week. And I'm not even sure my street really got swept on schedule. Most people understandably don't bother with any of this this, so it seems like we're spending money to send around sweeper trucks that can't do much because of all the parked cars.
Tim Rood October 12, 2012 at 05:54 AM
By the way, the schedule is here: http://www.ci.piedmont.ca.us/publicworks/street_sweeping.pdf

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