The Blotter | Driver arrested for possession of stolen vehicle

ALPR system recorded hit early morning Jan. 9

A driver was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle after they entered Piedmont at 4:36 a.m. on the morning of January 9 and activated the city’s Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) system.

The vehicle was pulled over at Highland and Pala avenues. The vehicle was determined to be stolen and was towed according to the police log. The driver was taken to Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.

Two stolen vehicles were recovered in Piedmont on January 10. A black 2014 Mercedes Benz 350 was detected by the ALPR at 4:03 p.m. The driver was  described as a Black male wearing a beanie, according to the police log. Piedmont police officers observed the vehicle but did not pursue. Twenty-four minutes later, it was found abandoned at Lake Park and Lakeshore avenues. The vehicle was towed.

At 11:36 p.m., a Toyota with one lost or stolen plate was seen entering Piedmont. Shortly thereafter, the vehicle was found on the roadway on Winsor Avenue, abandoned, according to Piedmont Police Captain Chris Monahan. A message was left for the registered owner and the vehicle was towed.

A driver was arrested for Driving Under the Influence on January 7 near Grand and Mandana avenues. According to Captain Monahan, the person was driving with their lights off at 2:29 a.m. The driver blew a .12 percent Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC).

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