Police Blotter: 2 A.M. Doorbell Ringing, Suspicious Box, Rental Van vs. Tree, Kids' Clubhouse

The weekend police log.

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 Nov. 29 through noon, Dec. 2. Not all incidents recorded in the log are included here. Information was supplied by the police and does not indicate any convictions.


Possible gunshot — A Winsor Avenue resident reported hearing a possible gunshot south of her home shortly after 11 p.m. Police found the area quiet when they arrived.


Suspicious circumstances — Police discovered two people hiding behind a vehicle on Ricardo Avenue shortly after a nearby resident reported that someone rang her doorbell at 1:38 a.m. The two were questioned and sent on their way.

Security alarm — Police who responded to a burglar alarm on El Cerrito Avenue at 9:05 a.m. found the front door of the home unlocked and a dog inside but no humans in sight. Officers checked the house (tripping the alarm again) and asked Piedmont firefighters to deal with a "sparking" stove. Attempts to reach the residents were not immediately successful.

Suspicious box — A Wildwood Avenue resident reported finding a sealed cardboard box on their property. Police checked the box and found it contained a battery.


Non-injury accident — A large rental van hit and damaged a tree on private property about 10:30 a.m.

Wrong spot for clubhouse — A complaint of furniture being dumped near Dracena Park about  3 p.m. led police to a group of juveniles who said they were trying to set up a clubhouse. The juveniles were sent on their way and took thier clubhouse couch with them.

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