Police Blotter: Several Stolen Bikes, One Stolen Car

The Piedmont police log for Feb. 25 - March 3 includes three burglaries involving bikes stolen from a garage or carport, one stolen car, a vehicle collision, noisy frogs and a possible raccoon squatter.

Incidents highlighted in the blotter were recorded in the Piedmont Police Department log Feb. 25 - March 3. Information was supplied by the police and does not indicate any convictions.


Suspicious circumstances – A caller at 5:12 p.m. reported a man and a woman with backpacks on the front porch of a home in the 1800 block of Grand Ave. tampering the the doornob. The couple turned out to be residents of the home.


Crossing guard complaint – A citizen who reported that a crossing guard at Oakland and Bonita avenues "just stands and does not do anything to assist the children" was advised to file a complaint with the guard's supervisor.

Stolen car – A man in the 100 block of Sunnyside Avenue reported that a white Honda Accord was stolen sometime during the previous night.

Home garage burglary – A resident in the 1000 block of Harvard Road reported bicycles and golf clubs stolen from the garage, possibly on Sunday.


Home garage burglary – A woman in the first block of Maxwelton Road reported that her bike was taken from her garage, possibly on this date.


Collision – A collision involving a vehicle into a parked car in the 200 block of Sheridan Ave. was reported at 1:42 p.m. A tow truck was requested, and the owners exchanged information.

Fireworks – Four callers around 1:53 p.m. reported gunshots or fireworks. A responding officer located individuals with fireworks on Winsor Avenue and confiscated the fireworks. 


Raccoon residing in basement – A resident in the 300 block of St. James Drive reported that she thinks a raccoon is living in her basement.

Noisy frogs – A resident in the 200 block of St. James Drive complained about ongoing noise from frogs in a neighbor's pond. A responding officer informed the resident that the pond is not new and that the frogs are native to area, not placed in the pond by the neighbor.


Home carport burglary – A resident in the first block of La Salle Avenue reported that three bikes were taken from his carport the previous evening.

Vandalism – A resident reported that someone broke her rear tail light and put a dent in her trunk in the 1600 block of Lower Grand Avenue.


Drunk driver arrest – Police arrested a drunk-driving suspect shortly after 1 a.m. at Mandana and Portsmouth and transported the driver to the North County Jail in Oakland, also known as the Glenn E. Dyer Jail.

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