The Blotter | PPD seeking to hire officers

The Piedmont Police Department is looking for candidates. Postings have been made in anticipation of future openings.

“Our department is looking for professionals who seek to serve the community as a police officer,” Piedmont police Capt. Chris Monahan said. “This exciting and rewarding career offers opportunities to learn and explore the law enforcement profession. Entry level applicants are welcome to apply. The city of Piedmont offers a competitive salary and benefit package and prides itself on the level of service provided.”

Applicants can go to HERE to apply. More information is available HERE.

A Piedmont officer is currently working with the Alameda County Regional Auto Theft Task Force. On March 17, the task force conducted a search warrant in Oakland along with the Oakland Police Department. The warrant yielded a stolen van with a Vehicle Identification Number switched as well as a stolen Charger Hellcat. In addition, five stolen motorcycles were found.

“We placed an officer on the task force for a month,” Monahan said. “He is making great relationships and learning a ton of new stuff.”

Suspicious vehicle

A suspicious vehicle was reported in Piedmont on Fairview Avenue on March 12. A resident reported a black BMW parked in front of her driveway at 4 a.m. The driver allegedly pulled into the driveway and broke one of the resident’s vases. Two occupants allegedly left the vehicle on foot towards Grand Avenue.

The witness didn’t want to make a statement. The vehicle was towed after the registered owner didn’t answer the door when Oakland police went to the house. According to the police log, the interior door panels were missing, the ignition was tampered with, and women’s belongings were found inside. An area check for the subjects turned up nothing.

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