The Blotter | Homeowner interrupts burglary on Wildwood Avenue

A homeowner interrupted a burglary in Piedmont on the evening of September 24. A suspect or suspects entered the home on Wildwood Avenue around 4:30 p.m. The resident returned home 30 minutes later to find a two-door silver Infiniti G35 parked in the driveway.

The suspect or suspects inside fled through a bedroom window into the backyard.

There is no reported loss at this time, according to Piedmont Police Department Captain Chris Monahan. Video footage was obtained from a neighbor.

The crime log for the week of September 18-24 also reported a stolen truck. A 2001 gold Chevy Silverado truck was stolen from St. James Drive sometime on the night of September 22-23. The victim went outside at approximately 12:40 p.m. to discover the truck was gone. There is no further information.

There were several disturbances reported on the night of September 18. On Carmel Avenue, a live band comprised of young people was practicing in a backyard around 4:15 p.m. Officers arrived and the practice stopped.

A group of roughly five people was reported to be in the dog park on Artuna Avenue at 6:17 p.m. while sitting on furniture they brought to the park. No alcohol was found and the residents cooperated.

Later, a call came in at 8:17 for the same area. This time, a group was reported to be in the lower park near the back wall sitting around candles. The group was contacted and asked to leave.

On St. James Drive, a loud party was reported at 11:49 that same night. The reporting party complained of loud music and yelling. Police arrived and the residents were cooperative.

About 10 minutes later on Sunnyside Avenue, another loud party was reported, this time involving juveniles. Police report the youth were being loud, but there was no alcohol. Parents were contacted.

On September 22, apparent burglary tools were found in the bushes at a residence on Wildwood. They did not belong to the resident and any connection to crimes is being investigated.

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