The Blotter | Residence on Caperton burgled

Thieves removed two safes with $10,000 of jewelry.

Burglers broke into a residence on Caperton Ave. on March 7, removing two safes with an estimated $10,000 worth of jewelry inside.

The alleged crime took place between 11 a.m.-7:03 p.m., according to Piedmont Police Captain Chris Monahan. Three unknown suspects entered the house through a glass french door on the ground floor. They went to the master bedroom and conducted a “messy search,” according to Captain Monahan.

The thieves took the two safes and left through a glass french door in the master bedroom. There is currently no information on how the suspects fled. An investigation is ongoing, according to Captain Monahan.

A stolen vehicle was recovered in Piedmont on March 7. A grey 2012 Honda Civic reported stolen through UC Berkeley police was detected by the city’s Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) system at 10:42 a.m. in the area of Moraga Avenue and Maxwelton Road. About two minutes later, officers located the vehicle at Moraga and Ramona avenues, according to Captain Monahan.

A driver was detained. No warrants were found but a glass pipe and 0.85 grams of what is suspected to be methamphetamine were found on his person, according to Captain Monahan.

The driver was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of methamphetamine and taken to Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.

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