Two stolen cars were recovered in Piedmont on July 14 and both had multiple juveniles in them when they were pulled over.
The first happened at 6:46 a.m. when the city’s Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) system received a hit on a red 2019 Hyundai Elantra reported stolen out of Oakland. The vehicle was spotted near Wildwood and Grand avenues. Piedmont Police stopped the vehicle on Winsor Avenue and police found four people (three juveniles and one adult) in the car, according to Piedmont Police Captain Chris Monahan.
The juvenile driver lied about his identity, according to Captain Monahan, and had a warrant for a probation violation out of Juvenile Hall. That individual was taken to Juvenile Hall for booking on possession of a stolen vehicle and other charges, according to Captain Monahan. Two other juveniles were released to an adult. The adult in the car was identified and released at the scene.
At 6:47 p.m. that night, a silver 2022 Hyundai Sonata four door sedan was located at Grand and McArthur Blvd. in Oakland. Two juveniles were found occupying the vehicle, according to Captain Monahan. One was taken to the Alameda County Juvenile Detention Center and booked for possession a stolen car. The second juvenile was released to her mother.
A jogger reported a man in a car following her in an area around Wildwood on July 12. The police log described a black male wearing a ski mask in a silver BMW with no license plates. The jogger, described by Captain Monahan as an “alert young lady,” reported that the vehicle slowed down to pace with her. No contact was made by the driver.