Pair found in van on Grand Avenue
Two people were arrested after a black Econoline van set off the city’s Automated License Plate Reader system on April 6. The vehicle was detected at 8:11 a.m. at Grand and Wildwood Avenues. The van was located on Grand Avenue and police detained the driver, according to Piedmont Police Capt. Chris Monahan. He added that the passenger “spontaneously” admitted to possession of another stolen vehicle (described as a moped in the police log) in the same parking lot.
Both suspects were taken to Santa Rita Jail in Dublin and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle.
At 7:03 p.m. on April 4, the ALPR system recorded a hit on a stolen vehicle on Annerley Road. Multiple hits followed at various ALPR cameras around town. Police pursued the vehicle near the Rose Garden. Another hit from the system located the vehicle at Crofton Avenue. The vehicle was observed by police going the wrong way on Interstate Highway 580. The driver was described in the police log as a Black male in his 20s wearing a black hoodie and black ski mask.
A resident reported two vehicles being burgled overnight on April 3-4 on Pala Avenue. Items stolen were reported valued at approximately $195.
On April 5, a resident reported a neighbor was using cones and trash cans to “save” parking spots on Cambridge Way. Monahan said the public roadway is for the public and saving spaces is not allowed. Two citations were given for other violations.