A slew of stolen vehicles were recovered in Piedmont over the course of five days.
On September 26, an unoccupied silver 1996 Honda Accord model was found in a parking lot on Lake Park Avenue at 6:43 a.m. A records checked showed it reported stolen out of San Leandro on September 21. The vehicle had a damaged lock/ignition, cracked windshield and was missing a catalytic converter and various interior items, according to Piedmont Police Department Captain Chris Monahan. The registered owner was notified by phone and the vehicle was set to be towed.
Also on September 26, a white 2022 Genesis GV70 SUV reported stolen out of Las Vegas was in the area of Moraga and Ramona avenues. Piedmont police were advised to be on the lookout for it at 10:13 a.m. The vehicle was found but a suspect, described as a white male approximately 35 years old in a blue shirt and khaki pants, was not found. Some neighbors in the area reported capturing the suspect on video. The vehicle was set to be towed.
At 11:03 a.m. on September 26, a teal 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander was reported near Grand and Wildwood avenues. One person was detained after the vehicle stopped at Grand and Sunnyslope Avenues. The person was unlicensed, according to Captain Monahan. The vehicle was reported stolen out of Napa. The driver was taken to Santa Rita Jail in Dublin and the vehicle was set for tow.
A yellow 1987 Toyota Tundra pickup stolen out of Oakland was found in the ACE Hardware parking lot on Grand on September 27 at 9:50 a.m. The vehicle was returned to its owner, according to Captain Monahan.
On September 28 at 6:51 p.m., the city’s Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) system recorded a hit on a stolen 1998 Toyota 4-Runner traveling north on Linda Avenue at Kingston Avenue. An officer stopped the vehicle after finding it turning on 41st Street onto Broadway, per Captain Monahan. The driver was detailed and arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle and taken to Santa Rita Jail. The vehicle was towed.
On September 29, another ALPR hit came in at 4:30 a.m. A white 2005 Toyota Corolla was traveling south on Linda at Kingston. A Piedmont Police officer found the vehicle parked on Linda with two suspects fleeing on foot. A search of the vehicle found a Baretta 9mm pistol with a 10-round magazine, according to Captain Monahan. The suspects have not been found.
A blue 1999 Ford F-150 was stolen on Winsor Avenue. The victim reported they parked the vehicle at 8:30 p.m. on September 26, and that it was missing at 8:30 a.m. on September 27.
A man found sleeping on school property on Magnolia Avenue the morning of September 30 was found to have two warrants. The man was reported at 6:31 a.m. He had warrants for vandalism and narcotic paraphernalia, according to Captain Monahan. He was taken to Santa Rita Jail and his property was stored, according to the Captain.