The Blotter | Stolen truck recovered in Piedmont

A suspect was arrested in Piedmont on December 28 when he was found with a stolen vehicle. The city’s Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) noted a 2006 white Chevrolet Silverado truck.traveling eastbound on Blair Avenue at Harbor Drive at 9:12 p.m.

Piedmont Police Department officer J. Singh located the vehicle and found a white male adult standing near the driver’s side door of the truck, according to PPD Captain Chris Monahan.

Officer Singh activated his emergency lights and the suspect got in the vehicle and attempted to start it. The truck did not start and suspect started to flee but then turned back toward the truck. The officer apprehended the suspect. The suspect was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle and resisting arrest.

On December 26, a resident on Hillside Court reported that they were the victim of harassing and annoying phone calls. The resident also reported that two people dressed as Santa Claus had come to her house and left a sign and black charcoal in her driveway. The calls allegedly were pressuring her to negotiate on “a civil matter.”

A suspicious person entered the front yard of home on La Salle Avenue on December 26 around 2:35 p.m. The front door was ajar, according to Captain Monahan. The resident confronted an unknown white male adult and the suspect fled in a waiting vehicle. The suspect was described as 6-foot-3 or 6-4, slender, wearing a blue camouflage COVID mask, a white sweatshirt and dark pants.

The car is described as a white sedan traveling south on La Salle towards Hampton Road. The BOSS 4 system (which works with ALPR) described a possible suspect vehicle – a 2008 Chevrolet Impala, which entered Piedmont on December 26 at 2:18 p.m.

Finally, on December 27, police were called after a dispute in an adult soccer game at led to a physical altercation at Witter Field. The victim said he was punched by the other player three times, suffering a minor cut on his lip that did not need medical attention. The alleged victim could not provide witness contact information and did not want to press charges.

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