Police Blotter: Officer Subdues Suspect with Flashlight and Taser

Incidents highlighted in the blotter were recorded in the Piedmont Police Department log June 11-18. Information was supplied by the police and does not indicate any convictions

A Piedmont police officer used a flashlight and Taser to subdue a man who assaulted the officer after a foot chase in the 3300 block of Grand Avenue shortly after midnight on Sunday, June 17, a police spokesman said.

Detective George Phifer said the officer saw the man peering into car windows. When the officer approached, the man took off running and the officer followed in a patrol car, he said.

Approached a second time, the man charged at the officer, then turned and ran, then fell in the street, suffering a laceration near one eye, Phifer said. The man continued to attack after his fall, and the officer struck him in the torso with a flashlight, then used a Taser gun, he said.

A group of Oakland police officers who happened to drive by helped take the man into custody, Phifer said.

Kiec Lu, 30, of Oakland was taken to a hospital for medical treatment, then released after being cited on suspicion of assault and being under the influence of a controlled substance.


Stolen bikes — A resident of the 100 block of Arbor Drive reported that two bicycles were stolen from her garage sometime during the past month. Police did not find any signs of forced entry.


Home burglary — Burglars entered a home in the 100 block of Maxwelton Road by using a ladder to reach a screened, but open, second-story window sometime between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Surveillance video from the home's security system might have been useful, but the thieves took the system's recording device, along with numerous other items.

Warrant arrest — A Piedmont police officer took Domenic Jarvis, 29, into custody on a domestic violence warrant after a traffic stop about 11:20 p.m. near the intersection of Santa Clara and Fairmount avenues, Oakland.


Check fraud — The Pleasant Hill Police Department notified Piedmont police at 8:54 p.m. that they had a person in custody on suspicion of check fraud and that the victim was a Piedmont resident.


Cockatoo of the walk — A concerned citizen delivered a lost cockatoo to the Piedmont police station at 6:21 p.m. The bird was found walking in the street on Blair Avenue. An animal control officer took the bird to a veterinary hospital.


Warrant arrest — Scott Wilson, 45, of Berkeley was cited and released after an officer saw him walking in the street "close to the driver's side doors" of vehicles parked near the intersection of Lake and Howard avenues, police reports said. He had an outstanding arrest warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia, police said. The incident occurred about 1:40 a.m.

Warrant arrest — Police questioned an apparently homeless man sitting on a bench with bags of belongings near the intersection of Hampton Road and King Avenue about 10 a.m. They returned to take him into custody after a records check showed an outstanding arrest warrant from the Alameda County Sheriff's Office for disturbing the peace. Djuan Muldrew, 27, of Oakland was transported to jail; his possessions were delivered to a family member on Lakeshore Avenue.

Public intoxication — Police responded to a 7:57 p.m. report of a man "in distress" near the corner of Highland and Oakland avenues. The 36-year-old man from West Harrow, England, showed signs of intoxication and was arrested and jailed, according to the police report. The results of a blood test later showed that his blood alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit for driving, the report said. The man was on foot, however, so no Vehicle Code violations were involved.

Warrant arrest — William Lewis, 58, of Oakland was arrested in the 4100 block of Park Boulevard at 10:56 p.m. on a warrant for possession of an open container of alcohol in public. A Piedmont police officer recognized Lewis from a previous arrest and knew of the outstanding warrant, police said.

Jim Faison June 20, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Let's get to his apartment/home!! Like bikes stolen on BART, the camera they stole out of my car might by there. An Olympus model 550 silver finish with 2Gig Chip of my grandson from age 0-10 months. He took it out of a car that he has a 'release' chip to use, or tries auto doors until he finds one open, Piedmont and Crocker Highlands!!


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