Sep 17 2019

Piedmont Police Department Car Show:

Piedmont 2nd Annual Car Show. Come out and support our community and meet your local officers.

Saturday, Sept 21, 2019

711 Highland Avenue, Piedmont Community Center parking lot.

from 10 am to 3 pm.

Any questions or if you would like to bring a vehicle contact Officer Petit tpetit@piedmont.ca.gov

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Sep 17 2019

Join the fun!   Tasting, art work, scarecrows, free goodies, food for purchase, music…….

Piedmont Harvest Festival – in its 21th year!

The event takes place at the Community Hall and Piedmont Park  from 11 am – 3 pm.

Carnival Games • Jazz Festival

Scarecrow Art Show & Auction • Fine Arts & Crafts Show

Farmer’s Market • Locally Grown Edibles Awards

Gourmet Food Trucks

Food • Fresh Local Lemonade

Alcohol-free Event • Free Admission

Sunday, September 22, 2019

11:00AM – 3:00PM

Piedmont Park & Community Hall

Enter your produce and tasty items:

Harvest Festival Flyer 2019

 

Sep 1 2019

The Piedmont City Council met on Tuesday, September 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 120 Vista Avenue. The meeting was broadcast live on the City website and Cable Channel 27.  Recordings of the meeting are available on the City website.

Regular Agenda

  1. Approval of Council Meeting Minutes for 08/05/19

    PCA Council minutes2019-08-05

  2. Receipt of the 2nd Quarter Police Department Report from the Chief of Police 

    See crime statistics, maps, and programs in link below. 

    http://www.ci.piedmont.ca.us/html/govern/staffreports/2019-09-03/crimereport2nd.pdf

  3. Consideration of Authorization to Solicit Bids for Traffic Calming Measures at the Intersections of Greenbank & Oakland Avenues as well as Fairview & Grand Avenues

    APPROVED BY THE COUNCIL

    http://www.ci.piedmont.ca.us/html/govern/staffreports/2019-09-03/trafficcalming.pdf

  4. Introduction of the City’s New Website

    http://www.ci.piedmont.ca.us/html/govern/staffreports/2019-09-03/newwebsite.pdf

 

Sep 1 2019

Piedmont Police Department advises keeping pet cats indoors:

As it is still peak season for wildlife, many coyotes have recently been spotted in both the upper and lower areas of Piedmont. Coyotes, while typically aloof, can display aggressive tendencies if their young are nearby. They are also carnivorous predators and tend to hunt smaller mammals which can include cats.

The Piedmont Police Department would like to remind everyone to always be aware of your surroundings. And to protect your feline pets, it is highly recommended to make your them indoor only pets, or bring your cats inside from dusk to dawn.

 Piedmont Animal Control Officers are available to answer any questions at 510-420-3006. 

Aug 27 2019

No Windows or Doors Were Forcefully Damaged to Remove the 180 pound Battery –

Prius owners are advised to avoid street parking overnight.

Battery thefts from Toyota Prius have been rising since 2015.  On Thursday night, August 22 or early Friday, August 23 morning the 180 pound mid-mounted central battery pack was stolen from a 2017 Prius parked on Webster Street in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights.  The owner discovered the theft on Friday, when leaving her apartment.  The repair typically costs between $5,000 and $10,ooo according to a Toyota mechanic who is currently re-installing the battery pack in four other Prius models that suffered the same theft.

See photos and Read more here.

Aug 8 2019
A series of catalytic converter thefts have targeted Toyota Prius vehicles throughout the Bay Area.  During an investigation by the Berkeley Police Department (BPD), detectives identified a suspect vehicle and placed an alert for other law enforcement agencies to stop and detain the vehicle if found.

On the afternoon of August 7th,  the Piedmont Police Department spotted  the vehicle  – a white Nissan Pathfinder – having been alerted by the ALPR camera on Windsor Avenue.   Piedmont PD officers detained the vehicle and its occupants on Highland Avenue, alerting detectives from the Berkeley PD, who came to Piedmont taking custody of the suspects.

After further investigation, detectives arrested two men on suspicion of grand theft, conspiracy and possession of burglary tools.

Arrested:

  • Briana Nicole Crisp, Female, 37 years old, address unknown
  • Mauricio Romeo Navarrete, Male, 47 years old, Oakland, CA

A reciprocating saw, a tool police believe was used to remove catalytic converters, was found in the suspects’ car.

The investigation into the theft of catalytic converters remains active.  No catalytic converters were recovered, said Officer Byron White, a BPD spokesman.

There may be more suspects involved in these thefts.  If anyone has any information about the investigation, please contact Berkeley PD’s Property Crimes Unit at 510/981-5737 or the Piedmont Police Department at 510/420-3000.

The catalytic converter is a part of a vehicle’s exhaust pipe that’s responsible for reducing emissions. It can be removed from under some cars in a matter of seconds.

Drivers of vulnerable Prius vehicles have been advised to park their vehicle in a garage or well-lit area whenever possible.

Aug 6 2019

Armed Robbery in Piedmont – UPDATE 8-6-2019

Two subjects believed to be responsible for two Piedmont August 4th robberies were taken into custody August 5, 2019.

On August 4, 2019, two armed robberies occurred in the City of Piedmont.

The first event occurred at approximately 9:10 p.m. when three juveniles, 14 years of age, were in the area of Bonita Avenue, near the tennis complex. The juveniles were approached from behind by three suspects. One of the suspects was armed with black handguns. The suspects demanded valuables including smartphones, cash and backpacks. After taking the items of value, the suspects fled in a vehicle described as a white sedan on Vista Avenue towards Highland Avenue. The suspects were all wearing hooded sweatshirts which were pulled down in an attempt to conceal their faces however the victims did describe the suspects as black males wearing dark clothing. The victims were not able to describe the driver of the vehicle.

The second event occurred about ten minutes after the first event, at 9:20pm, in the area of Seaview Avenue. The 15 year old victim was walking in the area when three suspects ran up to him and one of the suspects, grabbed and removed his backpack. The suspects then ran off and got into a waiting white car and fled on Sea View Avenue towards Mountain Avenue. The victim described one of the suspects who took his backpack as a black male wearing all black clothing and the other suspects as unknown race males also wearing dark clothing.

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A vehicle matching the description of the involved car was stopped last night (8/5/19) by Oakland Police Department officers. Piedmont Detectives responded to the scene and were able to identify stolen items from both of the Piedmont robberies in the vehicle. Two subjects were taken into custody and booked at Santa Rita Jail for robbery and possession of stolen property. The subjects are believed to be responsible for two robberies that also occurred in Oakland that night.

S1-Angelo Garrett, age 20 from Hayward

S2-Parnell Walker, age 20 from Oakland

Piedmont Police Department thanks their partners at Oakland Police Department (OPD).

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Anyone with information and/or inquiries related to this case are asked to please contact Detective John Lagios at (510) 420-3015.

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

Jul 31 2019

Piedmont Police Department encourages all Neighborhoods to Participate in the National Night Out from 5-8pm Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

Join in a neighborhood event near you!

Meet your neighbors and learn more.

• Heighten crime awareness
• Generate community support and participation in local anti crime efforts
• Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships
• Send a message to criminals letting them know our neighborhoods are organized
and fighting back.

For more information contact Sergeant Bolden at nbolden@piedmont.ca.gov

Interested participants can contact the non-emergency number of the Piedmont Police Department at 510/420-3000.

Jul 31 2019

On Saturday, August 3, starting at 8:00 am and continuing throughout the day, the Piedmont Unified School District will conduct a test of all Magnolia Campus fire alarms. This testing is required because of changes made this summer to the integrated fire alarm system for Piedmont High School, Millennium High School, Piedmont Middle School, and Witter Field.

Testing will include “horn strobes,” which have both an audible alarm and a flashing light designed for the hearing impaired. The school buildings will be closed but Witter Field will remain open for public use. The testing will be apparent at the Field and the immediate area around the Magnolia Campus.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Director of Facilities and Construction Manager Pete Palmer at ppalmer@piedmont.k12.ca.us

Jul 22 2019

Public Safety Committee Agenda Thursday, July 25, 2019 5:30 p.m. City Council Chambers, 120 Vista Avenue, Piedmont, CA

The meeting will not be broadcast, however the meeting is open to the public.  Minutes are kept of the meeting.

AGENDA:  7-25-19 PSC Agenda

Public Forum This is an opportunity for members of the audience to speak on an item not on the agenda. The 10 minute period will be divided evenly between those wishing to address the Committee.

1. Election of Chair Pro Tempore for July 25, 2019 Public Safety Committee Meeting

2. Approval of Public Safety Committee Meeting Minutes for 3/5/19, 3/28/19, & 5/30/19Public Safety 2019-03-05 DRAFT    Public Safety 2019-03-28 DRAFT  Public Safety 2019-05-30 DRAFT

3. Update on ALPR & Public Safety Cameras

4. Update on PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)PG&E Public-Safety-Power-Shutoff-Fact-Sheet

5. Update on Police Department Social Media

6. Update on National Night OutTuesday, August 6  – For more information contact Sergeant Bolden at nbolden@piedmont.ca.gov

7. Update on Get Ready, Piedmont Guide http://www.ci.piedmont.ca.us/fire/docs/get-ready-piedmont.pdf

8. Update on Map Your Neighborhood Announcements, old business and consideration of future agenda items