The Blotter | Piedmont police respond to shots fired

A Piedmont Police Department officer responded to the sound of gunshots while on patrol on the night of Nov. 8.

The officer heard the shots on the 3800 block of Grand Avenue. While driving towards the gunfire, he saw the involved vehicle in front of Grand Piedmont Liquors, according to a post on the Department’s Facebook page. The officer briefly pursued the vehicle before it got away.

Shell casing were located in the area. A subject told officers he had a verbal argument with an individual in the vehicle and it turned violent. The person in the vehicle fired several shots at the other person, missing him.

The investigation has been turned over to the Oakland Police Department, as the incident happened in Oakland. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Oakland Police Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.

On Oct. 31 at 4:47 a.m., a residential burglary was reported on Olive Avenue. Officers arrived to find the garage door open. A suspect was reported to have fled on a bicycle. While canvasing the Rose Garden, officers saw a bicycle leaving the garden on Jean Avenue.

According to Piedmont Police Department Captain Chris Monahan, an officer located the suspect and chased him down on foot. Ryan Robertson (1977, San Lorenzo) was identified by witnesses and matched the person in a video provided by a witness, according to Captain Monahan. Robertson was seached and found to have burglary tools. The property stolen from the house on Olive was located and returned. Robertson was transported to Santa Rita Jail and booked for burglary, resisting arrest, possession of burglary tools and stolen property.

At 3:26 a.m. on Oct. 30, the Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) recorded a hit of a stolen vehicle near Crocker and Ashmont avenues. The vehicle, a four-door, gray 2021 Honda Accord, was located at Mandana and Lakeshore avenues. Officers stopped the vehicle and arrested two suspects without incident, according to Captain Monahan.

One suspect had a warrant out of Berkeley. A search of the vehicle produced a firearm. Suspects Trayana Danielle Shuipman (born 1992 in Fresno) and Garland Yul Albert II (1983, Berkeley) were transported to Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.

A toddler was also in the vehicle and was taken to social services.

Later on Oct. 30, a pedestrian swung a flannel shirt at an officer sitting in his vehicle at traffic light on Lakeshore. The incident happened at 11:40 p.m.

According to Captain Monahan, the individual walked in front of the vehicle at the light, then turned and moved to the driver’s side window, which was open, and swung the flannel shirt at the officer, hitting him in the shoulder.

The individual was found at the intersection of Lakeland and Beacon Street. He allegedly stopped in the middle of the street and refused to obey commands to clear the middle of the street. Nebeyu Feleke (1980, Oakland) was eventually detained and taken to Santa Rita Jail on charges of assault and resisting arrest.

On Nov. 1, an officer on patrol located a stolen vehicle on Jerome Avenue at 11:33 a.m. The officer’s in-vehicle ALPR hit on a four-door, white 2019 Toyota Camry that had been reported stolen out of Oakland. The vehicle was occupied and the occupants were detained. The driver, Josselyn Figueroa (2002, unknown) was taken into custody and transported to Santa Rita Jail. The owner of the vehicle was contacted and her vehicle was returned.

Another vehicle was recovered later on Nov. 1. The ALPR hit on a gray Hyundai Elantra that was stolen out of Oakland at 3:43 p.m. on Winsor Avenue. The vehicle was stopped on Wildwood Avenue. Robin Clutchlow (1973, San Leandro) was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle and found to be on probation for the same offense, according to Captain Monahan. Clutchlow was taken to Santa Rita Jail.

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