The Blotter | Residential burglaries, stolen vehicles, DUI

A house on La Salle Avenue was reported to have been burglarized. The report said the incident happened in the last month when it was reported on Feb. 23.

The back window and back door were both found open, according to the police log. The reporting person had last been home on Jan. 28.

Piedmont Police Capt. Chris Monahan said the suspects broke in through a glass window. The reported property loss was jewelry, cash and miscellaneous property. No value was available.

A suspicious person was reported on Feb. 24 at 4:50 a.m. on Kingston Avenue. The suspect was described as a 20-25 year old Hispanic male exiting a silver Honda CRV wearing a long, tan jacket and a COVID-19 face mask. The reporting person said he was looking into cars.

The person was found by police hiding behind a mailbox, according to Monahan. He fled on foot and officers chased him, eventually catching him in a backyard on Kingston Avenue.

According to Monahan, the suspect propped up a ladder and escaped over the fence.

The CRV had been reported stolen in Albany. Burglary tools were found in the vehicle.

On Feb. 26, an auto burglary was reported on Selborne Drive at 10:36 a.m. The vehicle was a silver GMC Sierra pickup. Video surveillance showed a suspect vehicle described as a Mercedes involved in a previous incident, according to Monahan. He said “male unknowns” had occupied the Sierra and the reported loss was $1,000. The driver of the Mercedes was reported to possibly have a gun.

On Feb. 28, a residential burglary was reported on Sandringham Road. Residents had left the property from 5:30 to 9 p.m and returned to find the property ransacked. Jewelry, a debit card, and checks were reported taken but a full inventory of the property loss is pending, according to Monahan.

A man was arrested for driving a stolen van on March 1. The incident started with a hit from the city’s Automated License Plate Reader system at 9:58 a.m. at Winsor Avenue. The 2017 GMC Savana was reported stolen in Oakland. The vehicle was stopped on Highland Avenue. The driver was arrested and taken to Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.

An elderly missing person was found on Feb. 28. The 89-year-old was reported missing at 2:30 p.m. from Scenic Avenue. She was reported found at 6:38 p.m.

A stolen vehicle was found on Lakeshore Avenue on Feb. 27. The 2018 Jeep SUV alerted the ALPR system at 7:25 a.m. It had been stolen in Vallejo. It was found unoccupied at 7:34 a.m.

A black replica 1911 firearm was found under the seat, according to Monahan. The vehicle was towed and there is no suspect information.

On Feb. 24, a man was arrested for DUI after he was pulled over on Magnolia Avenue. The incident happened at 3:46 a.m. The traffic stop was for failing to stop at a light and unsafe speed, according to Monahan. He said the driver showed signs of intoxication and was unable to conduct a field sobriety test. He was taken to Santa Rita Jail and a sample was taken. A sober driver took possession of the vehicle, according to Monahan.

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