A reported stolen car involving a couple that broke up led to a Piedmont Police officer making a delivery on October 15.
At about 8 p.m., the Piedmont Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) reported a stolen 2001 Toyota Echo driving eastbound on Oakland Avenue from Olive Avenue. Piedmont Police located the vehicle and stopped it at Highland Avenue and Piedmont Court.
According to Piedmont Police Captain Chris Monahan, the female driver of the car was on her way to deliver food to a Piedmont address. Officers determined that the driver was the ex-girlfriend of the registered owner of the vehicle, who said she didn’t have permission to drive the car and had reported it stolen.
After determining that it was a civil dispute, the driver was released. The vehicle was towed at the request of the owner.
However, that left the matter of the food. Officer Seumalo made the delivery to the Piedmont resident.
Some Halloween decorations in one neighborhood were taken down after complaints that they were reminiscent of lynchings. The decorations were ghosts hung in trees on Dracena Avenue. The ghosts have been hung in the trees for years.
“A person thought some of the decorations seemed offensive and those comments were shared with the residents who place them there each year,” Captain Monahan said. “Not wanting to offend anyone, the residents removed the decorations.”
On October 9, a group of juveniles were reported smoking and making noise on the high school fields around 9:35 p.m. The group of five was identified and they were released with a warning.
Around 11:05 a.m. on October 14, a Ford Escape made an unsafe turn from La Salle Avenue onto Crest Road and collided with a Volvo that was traveling northbound on La Salle, according to Captain Monahan. Gas spilled onto the ground due to the collision and the driver of the Volvo suffered “minor injuries. Both parties refused transportation from the Piedmont Fire Department.