VIN had been scratched off
Piedmont Police recovered a stolen vehicle on January 4 that had no license plates and had its Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) scratched off.
The vehicle, described as a Chevrolet in the police log, was seen driving on Glen Eden Avenue at 8:46 p.m. Piedmont police officers attempted to stop the vehicle due to a “non-operable” headlight. The occupants stopped the vehicle and fled on foot. One suspect was described in the police log as a Black male in his 40s. The other had no description.
The vehicle was later identified as stolen, according to Piedmont Police Department Captain Chris Monahan. It was towed.
Another stolen vehicle was recovered January 2, after a report of another stolen vehicle came in. A beige 2013 Hyundai Electra was reported stolen on Ramona Avenue around 7:40 a.m. Officers found a 2014 Kia Soul nearby with a punched ignition. The owner of the Kia Soul was located and came to the scene to pick up their car.
A resident reported on January 1 that someone had shot through a window. The incident happened on Sotelo Avenue and apparently took place on December 29 or 30. The resident and police believe it to be from a BB gun as the “hole (in the window is) very small,” according to Captain Monahan.
A reckless driver was reported to be driving 50-60 miles per hour on Sandringham Road shortly after 9 p.m. on January 2. An officer was able to locate the driver about an hour later and “was advised of his driving which was observed by another driver,” according to the police log.
Captain Monahan said, “because it did not occur in the officer’s presence, there is not much more the officer can do.”