A stolen silver Honda CRV was recovered in Piedmont after setting off the city’s Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) system on March 18.
The system alerted the Piedmont Police Department to the vehicle at 1:42 p.m. Police found the car at LaSalle Avenue and Hampton Road a few minutes later and arrested the female driver. A search of the vehicle turned up stolen identification, medical and credit cards, according to Piedmont Police Department Captain Chris Monahan.
According to Monahan, it was later discovered that the victim’s residence in San Leandro had been burglarized around 3:30 that morning. The victim said he and his wife were sleeping when someone entered their unlocked residence and stole the car keys and two wallets.
The driver was booked for possession of the stolen vehicle, probation violations, and possession of stolen property. The investigation is ongoing.
Another stolen vehicle set off the ALPR on March 23 at 4:17 p.m. A 2001 GMC Yukon was followed by an officer until it was abandoned on Wildwood Avenue. Two Hispanic males were reported leaving the vehicle. The SUV was towed from the scene.