The Blotter | Man gives false names during traffic stop

A man gave two false names after being pulled over on a traffic stop in Piedmont on Dec. 12. The vehicle was pulled over for multiple violations of the California Vehicle Code, according to Piedmont Police Department Captain Chris Monahan.

A 1999 Mazda Protege was pulled over on Grand Avenue at 6:55 a.m. The driver gave a name and a DOJ query showed him currently booked into Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. The driver gave a second name, which was found to be an alias for a third name. The third name was found to be on probation in Alameda County for robbery, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation parole and was a parolee at large with a no bail warrant, according to Captain Monahan.

Police found two glass pipes during a search of the vehicle. The driver was taken to Alta Bates Summit Hospital and after being medically cleared, he was taken to Santa Rita Jail.

A hit-and-run accident on Dec. 15 led to the arrest of a driver for Driving Under the Influence. At 8:24 p.m., a Piedmont police officer was flagged down in the area of Bayo Vista and Oakland avenues. Witnesses told the officer that a Silver Infiniti G37 had crashed into a parked car and then left the scene. The officer followed a set of skid marks to the area of Glen Avenue and Panama Court where he found a Silver Infiniti G37 with major front end damage. A female was observed asleep in the driver’s seat. The officer made contact with the driver.

According to the arresting officer, “She admitted to driving the vehicle and that she hit a vehicle. She had slurred speech, did not know where she was, sweating continually and watery eyes.”

A search of the vehicle found an empty bottle of Fireball whiskey. The woman refused to take a field sobriety test. A warrant was secured for a blood draw and the driver refused that as well. She was taken to Santa Rita Jail and was booked for DUI, disobeying a court order and delaying officers.

On Dec. 11, a caller reported that she stopped somebody from breaking into her car on El Cerrito Avenue. The report came in at 4:36 a.m. The caller said a gray SUV or van was in her neighborhood. She said an individual shined a light into her window, she yelled at a male suspect and he got into the SUV or van and left the scene along with a second suspect.

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