Two women were detained on Nov. 27 when their vehicle set off the city’s Automated License Plate Reader system at 5 a.m. The vehicle was found in the area of Linda and Kingston avenues. A searched turned up multiple Amazon packages, credit cards, IDs and mail, according to Piedmont Police Capt. Chris Monahan. Both women had priors for auto theft and mail theft. The driver was arrested and taken to Santa Rita Jail.
A driver was arrested on Nov. 24 for possession of suspected fentanyl and driving a stolen vehicle. The incident began at 12:21 a.m. on Grand Avenue.
Piedmont police reported a black Toyota Camry was driving with its lights off and no front license plate, according to Monahan. The vehicle was pulled over on Fairview Avenue. The rear license plate did not match the VIN but also had been reported stolen from a Toyota Camry in Richmond.
Police searched the vehicle and found 27 pills of suspected oxycodene as well as Narcan and a fentanyl test kit, according to Monahan.
The driver was arrested and taken to Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. A female passenger was given a ride, according to the police log. The vehicle was returned to its registered owner.
A hit and run accident was reported on Moraga Avenue on Nov. 22. A woman reported she was exiting her vehicle when a white sedan hit another car parked behind hers. The parked vehicle then hit her car, and she reported pain in her left leg, according to Monahan. She was examined by Piedmont Fire Department personnel and not taken to a hospital. The white sedan could not be located.
On Nov. 22, a pedestrian bridge at Dracena Park was reported to have been damaged by vandalism. The call came in at 7:56 a.m. Piedmont police responded and about eight strikes of a hammer or other tool were found on the bridge’s arm railing. Police could not initially determine how old the damage was, according to Monahan.
On Nov. 19, a white 2003 Ford Econoline E350 van was stolen on St. James Drive at about 12:45 p.m. The van was unlocked. The victim told police that about $12,000 worth of tools and a laptop were inside the van.
On Nov. 18, a man was arrested for DUI. A traffic stop was done on a red BMW at 2:28 a.m. on Grand Avenue. Police reported the vehicle had an expired registration and was observed swerving, according to Monahan. He added that the driver had bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol.
After field sobriety tests were administered, the driver refused a breath test, according to Monahan. The driver was taken to Santa Rita Jail where a chemical breath test returned a blood alcohol level of 0.18 and 0.19 percent. He was booked for DUI. A glass pipe was also found on his person, according to Monahan.