It’s all in a week’s work at Moraga PD.
Our iPhones are melting and email inboxes filling up with tips and queries and “what was that?”-s from readers who are seeing some pretty nutty things out there. And if you think what you’re seeing is a little on the crazy side, imagine what the police are seeing.
Here’s a breakdown of incidents reported in little Moraga this week, many of which were previously reported on our Facebook Page – where many of these things first land before they blossom into full-fledged stories. Buckle up, it’s going to be a twisty ride this week:
On May 12 police were called to Campolindo High School after school officials discovered someone entered a closed building and made off with some “restricted” information. No word on what the pilfered data may have been… yet. Police are investigating.
The previous day officers were in the 1300 block of Camino Peral after a resident there told officers someone used a ladder, possibly left behind by landscapers, to access his second story balcony and make off with a $1,500 Santa Cruz mountain bike.
This one first landed on our Facebook page. Turns out a young man, possibly a would-be lothario, jumped the fence to an enclosed patio at an apartment in the 2100 block of Donald Drive the evening of May 15, apparently after being rejected at the front door of the domicile. Officers found the suspect still in the back patio and detained him, arresting him after they found he had allegedly stashed a pill bottle containing a white, powdery substance there and allegedly had methamphetamine and suspected cocaine and a single, generic Viagra pill in his possession. The unidentified fence jumper was arrested and booked and given a notice to appear.
Another Facebook candidate, this one coming to our attention also on May 15 when passersby contacted us about a black Porsche which they said appeared to have rammed a light police in front of the Moraga Library, 1500 St. Mary’s Road. Police arrived on the scene at 7 p.m. and reportedly found a woman screaming on the hillside behind the library. Officers identified her as the driver of the Porsche and took the 38-year-old Orinda motorist into custody for DUI.
There Go The Textbooks
Also on the 15th a young man contacted police to report that someone had smashed the passenger side window of his car, locked and parked at St. Mary’s and Moraga roads, and stolen his college materials and some electronics valued at $1,000. No witnesses, no suspects.
… And Another One
Ditto the previous event, this one on Ross Dr. Personal papers and a laptop taken.
… And Another Pricey Bike
A St. Mary’s student told officers someone made off with his bicycle, parked on the stairway outside his residence hall, sometime between 11 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. on May 17. The student set his loss at $1,600. No witnesses, no leads.
A resident in the 1400 block of Camino Peral told officers someone entered their garage area and made off with purses and a box of computers valued at $8,700 on May 18. No leads.
… And Yet Another Bike
A man called police from the 900 block of Country Club Drive on May 18 to tell them someone had made off with his bicycle, valued at $400. The victim told officers he had seen a man in the area at around 9 p.m. the previous evening. He described the man as a white male, approximately 30 years old with a medium build, short dark hair and a goatee.
Have you guys picked up anything on the little wanabes running up and down Ascot at night in hoods and masks?
Hi Mike and yes we have… But so far they haven’t actually committed a crime beyond making the neighbors uneasy.
I’ll bet you guys get a LOT of calls!!
That would be a good, safe bet Tim.
Do police really have the resources to investigate crimes?