A suspect reportedly stole a license plate off of a silver 2013 Audi Q5 in Oakland, then drove through Piedmont, setting off the city’s Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) system.
The plate was stolen at 2:02 a.m. from an Audi on Crofton Avenue. About 90 minutes later, a vehicle with the stolen plate entered Piedmont, according to Piedmont Police Capt. Chris Monahan. Piedmont police tracked the vehicle until it left the city heading towards Interstate 580.
On Jan. 25, a Piedmont police officer observed a white 2007 GMC Sierra near Cavendish Lane occupied by two people at 10:34 p.m. The officer lit the lights on the patrol car to stop the vehicle but it took off at a high rate of speed the wrong way down Park Blvd toward Interstate 580. The officers did not pursue. The vehicle had been reported stolen from San Francisco.
On Jan. 23, a resident reported somebody had entered their house at Kingston Avenue. The call came in at 1:06 a.m. A neighbor located items from the house on the street, according to the police log. Police responded and nothing was apparently found or lost.
A stolen vehicle was recovered on Lake Park and Lakeshore avenues on Jan. 25. The white 2011 Hyundai Sonata had been reported stolen in Oakland. It was found unoccupied at 10:27 p.m., and was towed.