The Blotter | Single-vehicle crash leads to DUI arrest

A single-vehicle collision early on the morning of Dec. 22 resulted in an arrest of the driver for suspected DUI.

A report came in to the Piedmont Police Department at 3:10 a.m., according to Capt. Chris Monahan. The accident happened at Grand and Cambridge avenues. Responding officers found no vehicle but a piece of a white bumper and damage to a city street sign.

Approximately two blocks away, officers found a white, four-door 2016 Accura TLX pulled over to the side of the road. The front bumper was damaged and missing a piece that matched the piece found at the scene of the accident, according to Monahan.

The driver was seated in the driver’s seat, apparently dazed from the airbag deployment. The driver was administered a preliminary alcohol screening and taken into custody on suspicion of DUI. The individual complained of chest pain and was taken to Summit Medical Center for treatment.

“He refused a blood or breath test and a warrant was issued for a blood draw,” Monahan said..

The driver was cited and released at the hospital.

On Dec. 23, a “known subject” was arguing with a 17-year old at a residence on Moraga Avenue. The report came in at 1:44 p.m.

Per the Piedmont crime log, the subject said the juvenile was her stepson.

“The subject demanded that the juvenile let her in the residence,” Monahan said. “The subject was not on the lease and was denied entry by the juvenile.”

The woman attempted to open a window and caused the glass to break. The juvenile suffered cuts to his hand. The woman was arrested on the scene for vandalism and transported to Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.

At 4:43 p.m. on Dec. 21, a hit for a stolen license plate on a blue 2019 Toyota Camry from the city’s Automatic License Plate Reader let to officers being dispatched to Oakland and Olive avenues. 

Officers found the vehicle on Olive Avenue with one person inside, according to Monahan. Police found heroin in the car, according to police. They also found multiple burglary tools, two “freshly cut” catalytic converters, drug paraphernalia, and stolen property. The vehicle was towed, and the suspect was transported to Santa Rita Jail and charged with theft and unlawful taking or driving of vehicle, grand theft, possession of burglary tools and possession of narcotic controlled substance.

Also on Dec. 21, a disturbance was reported on Blair Avenue at 8:07 p.m. The alleged victim went to the house for a scheduled notary mortgage appointment. According to the report, the subject did not sign the documents and then stole the documents from the victim’s vehicle. The victim does not want to press charges, according to police.

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