The Blotter | Man found with suspected methamphetamine

Driving slowly, driver was allegedly shining flashlight into another vehicle

A man was arrested on March 12 after being found with suspected methamphetamine as well as burglary tools, according to the Piedmont Police Department.

The driver of a silver 2006 Honda Odyssey was observed in the area of Warfield and Winsor avenues at 4:28 a.m. The officer pulled the vehicle over for “multiple” vehicle code violations, according to Piedmont Police Capt. Chris Monahan. The officer on patrol said the driver was seen driving 15 miles per hour on Wildwood while shining a flashlight into a vehicle on Warfield.

The officer conducted a traffic stop and saw a jar with a “crystalline substance” inside, and the driver told the officer that it was crystal meth, according to Monahan.

The driver was found to be on probation. A search of his person and the vehicle turned up more suspected methamphetamine and burglary tools, according to Monahan. The driver was arrested and taken to Santa Rita Jail in Dublin for possession of methamphetamine, paraphernalia, burglary tools, and a probation violation.

Theft victim attempts to follow suspect

On March 12, a package was taken from a residence on Sandringham Road at about 3 p.m. The victim viewed the theft in progress on video and decided to try to follow the suspect vehicle, a Hyundai Tuscon SUV. Shortly thereafter, the suspect vehicle stopped and the victim collided in his own vehicle, according to Monahan. The suspect vehicle then fled. The package contained items valued at $100.

DUI-related collision

On March 15, a vehicle hit a parked car at Ramona and Moraga avenues at 9:04 p.m. An officer responding to the scene found a black 2014 Mercedes Benz C250 had hit a parked 2010 Acura MDX. The driver showed signs of intoxication, according to Monahan, and blew an 0.245 Blood Alcohol Level on a preliminary alcohol screening test. She was taken to Santa Rita Jail on suspicion of DUI. The vehicles had suffered moderate damage, according to Monahan.

On March 11, a report came in of a suspicious vehicle parked blocking a driveway on Grand Avenue. The call came in at 9:27 p.m.

Officers arriving on the scene found an unoccupied silver 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix. While awaiting a tow truck, a male showed up on the scene and said the vehicle belonged to him, according to Monahan. A records check turned up two warrants, one for petty theft and the other for resisting an officer, according to Monahan. He was arrested on the scene and taken to Santa Rita Jail. The vehicle was towed.

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