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Moraga Police Beat: Pit Bulls, Hitchhiking Spider, Wine Whine And More


Some interesting tales coming off the Moraga police blotter this past week – testament perhaps to the nature of the job as well as the nature of life in the suburban microclimate that is Moraga.

Here we go:

Nick O’ Time

Our entries may be a little lighthearted this week. This one isn’t. On June 10 Moraga police were called to an apartment in the 2000 block of Ascot Drive when neighbors reported water leaking from an upstairs apartment into theirs at 3:46 a.m. Officers entered the apartment and found the elderly tenant unconscious but breathing and performed CPR until MOFD firefighters arrived and transported her to the hospital. We’re checking on her condition. UPDATE: Neighbors confirm that the woman in this case died at the hospital.

Wine Thieves – Moraga-Style

Also on June 10 police were called to a residence on Via Barcelona where the owner informed officers that someone had raided his car – parked outside overnight – and made off with more than $2,000 in rather good wine. It was unknown how the thieves entered the car or if it was locked at the time.

Arachnophobic Driver

Police were called to Moraga Road at Alta Mesa on June 12 after drivers called with reports of “rocks in the roadway.” Officers arrived on the scene and found that a 28-year-old Alameda woman had run off the road after her attention was diverted by a spider crawling on her arm. The woman was not injured but her car ended up being towed. No word on if the spider made it.

Rams And Pit Bulls

On June 14 police were called to Miramonte Drive and Moraga Way in response to a report of individuals attempting to gain access to the complex’s club house. Officers stopped a black Dodge Ram they said was attempting to leave the area and made contact with the occupants. After further discussion the 41-year-old Vallejo man behind the wheel of the truck was arrested for being in possession of a fake driver’s license. He was transported to county jail in Martinez. His companion, and her pit bull, were given a courtesy ride to Orinda BART.

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