The Blotter | Food delivery driver arrested in Piedmont

A delivery driver was arrested while preparing to deliver food to a Piedmont residence on June 3. The man had outstanding warrants for being a convicted felon with a gun, possession of methamphetamine, conspiracy, and a probation violation according to Piedmont Police Capt. Chris Monahan.

Police received a report of a car driving slowly along Pacific Avenue at 10:57 p.m. Officers located the vehicle, an older black Ford Crown Victoria with no license plates, and found the driver had the outstanding warrants in Alameda and Napa counties, according to Monahan. The driver was arrested and taken to Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. Officers delivered the food to the residence after the arrest.

On May 29, a burglary was reported on Sharon Avenue.

The crime occurred between 10 p.m. on May 28 and 7 a.m. on May 29. An unknown suspect or suspects entered through an unlocked garage door, according to Monahan. Asian-made vases, a teapot, and a silver coffee urn and other valuables with an approximate value of $8,500 were taken. The individual or suspects left through the front door.

ALPR hits result in stolen vehicle recoveries

The city’s Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) activated on a 2002 white Ford F-250 pickup truck at 4:12 p.m. on June 1 on Moraga Avenue. Officers found the vehicle on Park Way, but it drove away. A second suspect on foot in the area then began jumping fences, according to Monahan. Police officers did not find the pickup or the suspect on foot. Later, police learned that a 2008 Ford E-250 work van was stolen during the incident. The van was recovered, and the case remains under investigation.

Also on June 1, the ALPR reported a stolen 2010 white Dodge Challenger at 12:34 p.m. on Grand Avenue. Officers found the vehicle and arrested the driver, who was taken to Santa Rita Jail. The vehicle had been reported stolen from Vallejo.

On June 4, the ALPR hit on a stolen Chevrolet Bolt on Moraga Avenue at 1:53 a.m. After a traffic stop, it was determined that the driver was unaware the car had stolen license plates on it. The plates were removed and the driver was free to go, according to Monahan.

The ALPR system identified a stolen 2020 Hyundai Kona at 6:43 a.m. on June 5 in the area of Ranleigh Way and Harvard Road. Officers stopped the vehicle on Harvard, according to Monahan. The driver was arrested and taken to Santa Rita Jail for possession of a stolen vehicle.

Also on June 5, a driver fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a telephone pole on Red Rock Road. The accident was reported at 5:45 a.m. No charges were filed.

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