The Blotter | Woman arrested after refusing to get out of car

On September 17 a woman was arrested and charged with DUI and resisting arrest after refusing to exit her vehicle for over five minutes. Piedmont’s Automatic License Plate Reader (ALPR) system reported a hit on a blue 2002 Jeep Liberty SUV at Ronada Avenue and Parkside Drive. The driver was described as an Asian female in a black shirt. A Piedmont Police Department officer attempted a traffic stop.

According to the police log, the officer was giving commands at 9:22 p.m. It wasn’t until 9:28 that the driver was detained after the officer displayed a “less than lethal” weapon. The suspect was taken to Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.

On September 16, another driver was arrested for DUI after hitting a parked car. The report came in at 10:27 p.m. of the accident on Greenbank Avenue. The reporting person said they thought the driver might be intoxicated, according to the crime log. An officer responded, finding the car’s airbag had deployed. The driver was taken to Santa Rita Jail.

At 3:13 a.m. on September 17. a resident reported hearing a car crash on Olive Avenue. The resident reported seeing somebody hiding in the bushes. Police responded and found the individual. He was likely a passenger in the vehicle, according to Piedmont Police Captain Chris Monahan. He was taken to Santa Rita Jail and charged with being drunk in public and delaying police.

A stolen vehicle was found on Grand Avenue on September 19. A blue 1995 Honda Odyssey with no plates was parked in a parking lot. Officers could see the ignition had been “punched.” The car had been reported stolen out of Moraga. The car was towed.

Finally, a report came in at 9:49 a.m. on September 18 that a gas station on Wildwood Avenue was unattended and that by law the pumps should not be on. The caller said she would go turn the pumps off herself. Police advised her she should not do that. An officer checked the station and reported that the pumps were not in fact on.

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