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Archive for July 11th, 2007

Neighborhood Alert: Youth held in burglary, kidnapping

Posted by piedmont on July 11, 2007

This article may not have been noticed as many folks were out of town for the 4th of July. Be aware of unknown people, especially late evenings, after dark.

From the Oakland Tribune

Youth held in burglary, kidnapping
Oakland police seek two other suspects
Article Launched: 07/02/2007 02:41:40 AM PDT

PIEDMONT — Authorities booked a juvenile suspect on suspicion of burglary and kidnapping after a police dog found him hiding in a home, police said. Piedmont Police received a 9-1-1 call at about 3:55 a.m. Sunday from a woman saying she was robbed at gunpoint by several intruders in a home on the 10 block of Monticello. She was able to escape to a neighbor’s house, police said, while the suspects were still in the residence, along with the homeowner and her children, police said.

As police approached the home, an officer confronted one of three suspects as he was trying to break into the homeowner’s vehicle, police said.

The suspect then ran to the back of the home, police said, and police determined there were possibly two more individuals participating in the burglary. They believed that at least one was armed.

Police safely evacuated both the homeowner and the children, leaving one suspect holed up alone in the home.

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Hampton Field Renovation

Posted by piedmont on July 11, 2007

Tonight, 11 July 2007 at 5:30, the Piedmont Park and Piedmont Rec commissions are holding a joint meeting to discuss the Hampton Field renovation project.

Good news: basketball courts stay, tennis courts remain in the sun, drainage and seating are improved.

Bad news: an artificial turf baseball infield? This is a bad thing.

Written comments should be directed to the Park Commission in care of Mark Feldkamp at mfeldkamp@ci.piedmont.ca.us and/or to the Recreation Commission in care of Mark Delventhal at mdelventhal@ci.piedmont.ca.us.

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