Dec 13 2017

Police Department Thanks Residents for Vigilance


Office of the Chief of Police

The Piedmont Police Department would like to thank one of our residents who recently called the police department to report an unknown subject who had walked onto his property. The subject looked into the kitchen window and when contacted by the resident asked for a person by name who didn’t live there.

When the resident took a picture of the subject, the subject fled. The resident noticed the vehicle the subject entered and the other passenger in the car. The resident was able to provide a detailed description of the vehicle and the direction of travel. He also posted this activity on Nextdoor. An initial area check for the vehicle was conducted, but they were not located.

Later in the afternoon, another resident reported seeing a suspicious vehicle driving on Blair Avenue. This vehicle matched the description posted on Nextdoor. She notified the Piedmont Police Department. Piedmont Police responded to the Blair Avenue area and found the suspicious vehicle.

A vehicle stop was made and officers made contact with the occupants. Officers located narcotic paraphernalia, checks, mail, credit cards and a driver’s license not belonging to the subjects. A further search of the vehicle revealed .22 caliber ammunition. The subjects were on active probation for other crimes. Both parties were processed and arrested.

Piedmont detectives discovered that the vehicle in question was related to a series of burglaries in and around Oakland over the past two months.

We want to remind residents to never place themselves in harm’s way, but when possible to notify police immediately of suspicious activity. When possible, collect as much information as possible about the suspicious persons or vehicles and provide that information to police.

Our CORE 4 principles to maintaining a safe community highlight some important reminders about knowing your neighbors, not opening your doors to strangers and reporting all suspicious activity.

For additional information, please contact Captain Chris Monahan at (510) 420-3012.

Police Department: 403 Highland Avenue ▪ Piedmont, CA 94611 ▪ Phone (510) 420-3000 ▪ Fax (510) 420-1121



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