An unknown suspect or suspects allegedly burgled a house under construction on Oak Road between Dec. 23 and Dec. 26.
The report came in at 9:53 a.m. on Dec. 26. The suspect or suspects entered the home by unknown means, according to Piedmont Police Capt. Chris Monahan. Electronics and tools worth approximately $8,000 were taken. There was also minor damage to the garage side door but, according to Captain Monahan, that did not appear to be the point of entry. That damage was estimated to be $500.
A man was stopped on Dec. 28 and was taken to Santa Rita Jail in Dublin for multiple probation violations. Piedmont police stopped the man and then searched his vehicle, a 2018 Ford F-150. According to Monahan, police found 32 credit cards with 25 names, glass pipes, mail addressed to residences on Kingston Avenue, and a California license plate that had been reported stolen in Santa Clara.
A vehicle suspected of being involved in a carjacking was pulled over on Christmas Day but it turned out the registered owner was driving the vehicle. Police “displayed force” during the stop, according to Monahan, but did not use force. The vehicle was stopped at El Cerrito and Oakland avenues at 6:49 p.m. Per Monahan, “It was quickly determined that the vehicle had been recovered by law enforcement following a multi-agency pursuit and had been released to the (registered owner),” but had not been removed from the stolen vehicle database.
On Jan. 1, police stopped a 1995 Lincoln Continental near Grand and Wildwood avenues at 1:30 p.m. According to a post on Facebook, officers found a bottle of alcohol inside the vehicle and the driver showed signs of intoxication. The post said the driver refused to take a field sobriety test and was taken into custody.
A search of the suspect turned up a loaded Glock .40 caliber handgun. The driver was taken to Santa Rita Jail for reckless driving, driving without a license, being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, and resisting arrest.