A woman was arrested in Piedmont for driving a stolen vehicle on Oct. 13. She was found to have a warrant in Alameda County for possession of a stolen vehicle.
The incident began at 1:33 p.m. when the city’s Automated License Plate Reader system reported a stolen vehicle entering the city at Grand and Rose avenues. Another hit came at Grand and Wildwood avenues a minute later.
Officers found the vehicle, a stolen gold Chrysler Town and County, at a nearby Shell station on Wildwood Avenue. The driver was detained and identified. The vehicle had been stolen in San Leandro, according to Piedmont Police Capt. Chris Monahan. In addition to the stolen vehicle warrant, the driver also had a bench warrant in Contra Costa County for probation violations and possession of stolen property.
The driver was taken to Santa Rita Jail in Dublin where she was booked for possession of the stolen vehicle, possession of narcotics, probation violations, and her two warrants.
On Oct. 15, a traffic stop resulted in the recovery of another stolen vehicle. At 12:33 p.m., Piedmont police stopped a black Kia Soul on Howe Street in Oakland for having no attached license plates, according to Monahan. The vehicle had been reported stolen in Pleasant Hill.
Glass pipes were found in the vehicle. The woman driving was taken to Santa Rita Jail and booked for possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of narcotic paraphernalia, and probation violations.
Also on Oct. 15, a resident reported that someone was attempting to break into their house on Oak Road. The call came in at 6:34 a.m. Officers responded and found a man in the basement who had entered by breaking a window, according to Monahan.
The man was taken to Santa Rita Jail and booked for burglary. No property was taken.
On Oct. 19, a woman was arrested for suspected DUI after a vehicle had collided with two parked cars on Mountain Avenue. Officers found a gray 2014 Mercedes in the middle of the road with “moderate” front end damage, according to Monahan. Officers reported the driver had blood shot eyes and that she slurred her speech when she exited the vehicle.
According to Monahan, the driver admitted to officers that she had drank three glasses of wine before driving. She eventually provided a blood sample and was booked for suspicion of DUI.
On Oct. 18, officers observed a vehicle run a red light on Grand Avenue at 3:41 a.m., according to Monahan. The driver was pulled over, and exhibited signs of being under the influence, according to Monahan. The driver failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for suspicion of DUI.