May 17 2018

Postal Carrier Alerts Police to Burglary Suspects


On May 15, 2018, at approximately 2:24 p.m., two suspects were spotted, by an alert postal carrier, removing items from the front of a residence located on the 1500 block of Grand Avenue in Piedmont. The witness provided valuable identifying information to the police dispatcher who in turn provided that same information, including a license plate, to Piedmont Police and additional surrounding police agencies.

Piedmont officers immediately responded to the scene and confirmed a burglary had occurred. An alert Oakland Police Officer, who heard the crime broadcast, located the suspect vehicle parked on 45th Street in Oakland. The Officer then noticed the described suspects exiting the vehicle and walking toward a residence.

The Officer made contact with the two suspects and requested additional help. Piedmont and Oakland officers responded to assist and secure the scene. The burglary suspects were arrested and one additional resident of the house was arrested for delaying the investigation.

A search warrant was obtained for the vehicle and residence and all of the stolen items were found. Numerous other suspicious items were located in the residence and a follow-up investigation is being conducted by the Oakland Police Department to determine if additional criminal activity has been occurring at that location.

The suspects are being charged by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office. Both suspects had prior arrests for burglary throughout Alameda County.

Anyone with information and/or inquiries related to this case is asked to please contact Captain Chris Monahan at (510) 420-3012.


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