The Blotter | Woman found in stolen vehicle

A woman had to be physically removed from a stolen vehicle after she failed to comply with police instructions early in the morning of Dec. 22.

At 2:32 a.m., Piedmont Police Department officers were looking for a stolen vehicle. They found a different vehicle in the area of Grand and Rose avenues that had been reported stolen. A female was inside the vehicle.

According to a post on the Piedmont Police Department Facebook page, officers attempted to make contact and she “failed to comply with repeated instructions to get out of the car.” Officers eventually broke the rear window to unlock the vehicle and physically removed her.

The woman was found to have a “lengthy” record and was taken to Santa Rita Jail in Dublin where she was booked for possession of a stolen vehicle and drug paraphernalia.

On Dec. 21, the city’s Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) system recorded a hit at 7:06 p.m. on a stolen white 2012 Kia Optima out of Oakland. The vehicle was traveling near Estates Drive and Park Blvd. The vehicle was found unoccupied on Selborne Avenue at 7:12 p.m.. The unknown suspect or suspects had apparently abandoned that vehicle and taken another vehicle that was parked nearby, according to Piedmont Police Captain Chris Monahan. That vehicle was reportedly headed to Highway 13. The recovered vehicle was released to its owner. There are no details on the suspect or suspects.

At 12:34 in the morning of Dec. 21, a report came in of vandalism on Sea View Avenue. The reporting person said someone had egged and then later put feces on their vehicle. The person said there were at least two people in a vehicle and they were returning “every 10 minutes.”

There is no information on suspects nor motive available.

A woman was arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) on Dec. 19 after hitting a parked car. The report came at 9:13 a.m. regarding the accident at Moraga and Highland avenues. A green 2010 Toyota Highlander appeared to have hit a gray 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan. Officers contacted the driver and administered a Field Sobriety Test, according to Captain Monahan. She was taken to Santa Rita Jail where she refused a blood test, so a Blood Draw Warrant was issued.

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