Police Blotter: Stolen SUV, Lost Dog, ID Theft, DUI Arrest

False alarms and plenty of traffic citations also kept Piedmont police busy last week.

Piedmont Police Department insignia on a patrol vehicle. Photo credit: Amy Jeffries.
Piedmont Police Department insignia on a patrol vehicle. Photo credit: Amy Jeffries.
Incidents highlighted in the blotter were recorded in the Piedmont Police Department log from noon on Dec. 9 through noon, Dec. 13. Not all incidents recorded in the log are included here. Information was supplied by the police and does not indicate any convictions.


Identity theft — A Piedmont resident reported that someone opened a charge account at Best Buy in her name.

Auto recovery — A stolen Nissan Pathfinder was located near the corner of Oakland and Olive avenues.


Lost dog — A small black-and-white female dog wearing a gray sweater was found running loose on Blair Avenue. The dog did not have a collar or microchip and was taken to the Berkeley Animal Shelter by an animal control officer.

DUI arrest — A driver was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after hitting a parked vehicle on Lincoln Avenue at 8:05 p.m. No one was injured in the accident.


Suspicious circumstances — An Arbor Drive resident reported hearing a knock on the front door and a man's voice just before 1 p.m. Police believe the man was probably a UPS driver, as a package and sticker were found outside the front door.

Noise complaint — A Bonita Avenue resident complained of excessively loud music nearby at 9:35 p.m.

Stolen vehicle — A Toyota 4Runner was reported stolen from Lower Grand Avenue at 10:45 p.m. Police found the vehicle on Pala Avenue at 5:59 the following morning and released it to the registered owner.

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