A man was arrested at gunpoint after the vehicle he was in alerted the city’s Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) system on April 12.
The vehicle, a 2000 Honda Civic four-door with tinted windows, set off the system at multiple points in the city starting at 2:07 p.m. Police located the vehicle on Olive Avenue, occupied by one person, according to Piedmont police Capt. Chris Monahan. Two other individuals were standing near the vehicle and “casually walked away” as police initiated a traffic stop. The officer drew his gun during the stop, per the police log.
The person in the vehicle was taken into custody. He was found to have a Ramey Warrant from Emeryville for identity theft. A Ramey Warrant is when police go directly to a judge without a prosecutor filing charges. The suspect was taken to Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.
Burglary tools and stolen license plates were found in the vehicle. The suspect was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of burglary tools.
On April 14, a person was reported to be sleeping on a mattress left out for bulk pickup on Grand Avenue. The report came in at 7:58 a.m.
The woman provided her name, and a check revealed warrants for vandalism, identity theft, and providing a false name. She was taken to Santa Rita Jail.