The Blotter | Contractor found with cocaine, taken to Santa Rita Jail

A man was arrested at a job site on Ronada Avenue on Feb. 23 after he was found to have cocaine. He was one of two contractors who reported to a job site but didn’t have the gate code. A neighbor reported at 10:28 a.m. that they had broken into the site but the men were found to be authorized to enter the property, according to Piedmont Police Capt. Chris Monahan.

“It was determined that they were supposed to be on site to do some work,” Monahan said.

However, one of the contractors was found to possess the cocaine and was taken to Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.

On Feb. 22, a suspicious vehicle was reported on Winsor Avenue at 10:13 p.m.  Police made contact with two people. After they left, the reporting person called back and alleged the two stole a package from his neighbor’s porch, according to Monahan. He said the two men were detained and no package was found. One of the suspects resisted arrest, according to Monahan.

That suspected was arrested and charged with narcotics, resisting arrest, and possession of burglary tools. The other suspect was arrested for conspiracy to commit a crime and petty theft. They were taken to Santa Rita Jail.

On Feb. 21, a silver 2018 Hyundai Sonata was found in the intersection of Mandana and Warfield avenues in Oakland at 1:17 a.m. The front doors were ajar. Investigation showed it had been reported stolen in Oakland.

The ignition had been punched and the vehicle was out of gas, according to Monahan, and it was towed. The registered owner was contacted.

On Feb. 18, a resident reported that a vehicle was just “dumped” in front of their residence. Police arrived and found a black Nissan Sentra parked and unoccupied, according to Monahan. The vehicle was confirmed stolen in Oakland. The rear passenger side window was smashed. The vehicle was towed and the registered owner was notified, per Monahan.

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