The Blotter | Stolen car recovered in Piedmont

Piedmont Police arrested two people after the city’s Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) recorded a hit on a blue 2006 Ford EC3 van.

The ALPR hit came on May 7 at 3:37 p.m. The car had been reported stolen to the Oakland Police Department. The vehicle was stopped on Ronada Avenue and two people were detained. Orlando Williams (born 1987, listed as “transient” by Piedmont Police) was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of burglary tools, possession of stolen property, misappropriation of lost property, and narcotic and probation violations. He was booked into Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.

Also in the vehicle was Janelle Shaunta Williams (born 1980, Oakland), who had two stolen vehicle warrants out of the Alameda County Sheriff’s office.

Williams was also taken to Santa Rita Jail but was rejected by the jail nurse after it was determined she was pregnant. She was taken to Highland Hospital for medical assistance, according to Piedmont Police Captain Chris Monahan.

The vehicle was towed and the owner was notified.

On May 4, Piedmont Police arrested two suspects from a burglary on Estates Drive on April 24. At the time, it was reported the residents weren’t home as multiple thieves broke in and stole money, jewelry, and electronics.

The vehicle wanted in connection to that burglary set off the ALPR system the morning of May 4. Police located the vehicle and arrested the two suspects inside. They were taken to Santa Rita Jail.

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