(OAKLAND/Cristina Rendon) - Oakland police are searching for the driver of a car that was found abandoned off Grizzly Peak Blvd. near Fish Ranch Road on Wednesday morning.
Officer Marco Marquez with OPD said the car was reported stolen out of Richmond. No one was found inside or near the car. It was reported to police around 11:00 a.m.
It is the second time a car has been found abandoned in the past month. On Dec. 7, a car was spotted on the hillside in the exact same area after it hit a guardrail and went off Grizzly Peak Blvd. at the same curve.
Tow Manager Donnie Robinson with Auto Plus Towing and Auto Body said he was not surprised to get the call about the car on Wednesday.
“Anytime we get a call up here, Fish Ranch Road and Grizzly Peak, we already know what we’re going to do,” Robinson said. “They need a guardrail all the way down.”
Police said it is unclear if the driver accidentally lost control or if the car was intentionally pushed over the hill.
“In this area it’s not necessarily uncommon to find abandoned vehicles and how they end up in the potions that they are in, on the embankment, off the roadway, we’re going to take a look at that in the investigation,” Marquez said.
Anyone with information on the stolen car is asked to contact the Oakland Police Department.