Incidents highlighted in the blotter were recorded in the Piedmont Police Department log Sept. 10-17. Information was supplied by the police and does not indicate any convictions.
Police do not have any leads to the identities of two men who robbed a Beach Elementary School teacher at gunpoint on Sept. 11, according to Piedmont Police Department Detective George Phifer.
The teacher had worked late and walked to her car, parked in the 100 block of Lake Avenue, shortly before 8 p.m., Phifer said. When her car wouldn't start, she started walking toward Greenbank Avenue and was confronted by two men — one who was holding a revolver and another who grabbed her purse, Phifer said.
The robbers fled wth the purse down Grand Avenue toward Pleasant Valley Road in a silver-colored vehicle, according to the police report. They are described as black males, one adult and one possibly 17 to 18 years old, both wearing dark clothing.
The victim, who was not injured, ran to a house on Greenbank and then reported the robbery to police, Philfer said.
Neighborhood Dispute, Weapons Surrendered
A local resident surrendered a shotgun, an antique pistol and a loaded Daisy BB-type gun to the Piedmont Police Department after a confrontation with teenagers on Ricardo Avenue on Sept. 15, Detective Phifer said.
The man reportedly yelled "get off my property or I will blow your head off" at a group of nine Piedmont High School students during the early afternoon, Phifer said. Most of the teens ran, while two of them tried to duck out of sight near the man's home, Phifer said.
According to those two teens, the man leaned out a window and appeared to be pointing an object out the window, Phifer said.
The incident was reported by a neighbor who is also a parent of one of the teens, a 14-year-old, Phifer said. Police officers contacted the man, who voluntarily handed over several weapons for destruction by police, he said.
Phifer said neither the parent nor the two teens are seeking prosecution in connection with the incident, but the case remains under investigation.
MONDAY, SEPT. 10
Identity theft — A Lexford Road resident discovered that he was the victim of identity theft when his tax preparer asked if he had received a copy of a letter from the IRS thanking him for filing a return. The tax return, claiming a $7,000 refund, used the Piedmont resident's name and Social Security number but a Los Angeles address. The IRS is investigating, police said.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 13
Stolen bike — Someone cut a chain lock and stole a bicycle from an open garage in the 400 block of Scenic Avenue. The victim did not wish to file a formal report.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 15
Another stolen bike — A bicycle was stolen from an open garage in the 800 block of Oakland Avenue.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 16
Auto burglaries — Thieves broke into vehicles parked in the 300 block of Howard Avenue and the 100 block of Greenbank Avenue.
MONDAY, SEPT. 17
And yet another stolen bicycle — A mountain bike was stolen from a garage in the 100 block of Scenic Avenue, but the thief left a second bicycle behind.
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