The Blotter | Stolen vehicle involved in accident

Crash happened after police attempted stop

A driver in a stolen vehicle was arrested after being involved in an accident in Piedmont. The incident began at 4:13 a.m. on Sept. 11. The city’s Automatic License Plate Reader system recorded a hit on a vehicle at Warfield Avenue and Boulevard Way. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle but it fled down Grand Avenue “at a high rate of speed,” according to Piedmont Police Capt. Chris Monahan.

A Piedmont officer heard a loud crashing sound and then found the vehicle near Grand Avenue and Harrison Street. It had been involved in an accident with another vehicle, according to Monahan. The driver was arrested at the scene and taken to Highland Hospital and then to Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. He was charged with theft and unlawful taking or driving of a vehicle, evading an officer, possession of stolen property and driving with knowledge that driving privilege is suspended or revoked.

On Sept. 16, the ALPR recorded a hit on a 2010 Toyota Prius traveling south on Grand Avenue at Rose Avenue. Police located the vehicle on a trailer pulled by a 2001 GMC Sierra pickup truck at Grand Avenue and Wildwood Avenue. Two individuals were in the truck. Police conducted a stop and found the Prius had been reported stolen from Vacaville, according to Monahan. Later, police determined the Sierra had also been reported stolen in Fremont.

A search of the truck turned up shaved keys for several models in the glove compartment. The two people were arrested and taken to Santa Rita Jail. They were booked for stolen vehicle, conspiracy, receiving stolen property and possession of stolen property.

On Sept. 10, a man was reported to be throwing garbage on Wildwood. The call came in at 7:07 p.m. Piedmont officers contacted the white male suspect. The individual did not provide his name but one of the officers on scene recognized him and a record check showed the suspect had a warrant for brandishing a weapon and threatening an officer. The man was taken to Santa Rita Jail.

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