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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.

Piedmont Police called the Oakland Police Department for help, and Oakland Police responded with a Special Response Unit team and a police dog. The dog went in and found a 17-year-old male in the bathroom of the home. The youth was detained and turned over to Piedmont Police. Authorities did not release his name.
The only person injured in the incident was the 17-year-old suspect, who, according to Oakland police Capt. Frank Lowe, was bitten by the dog. His injury was not considered serious.

Police recovered a realistic replica handgun from the home. The other two intruders remained at large Sunday afternoon. Descriptions of them were not released

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