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The Moraga Beat: Unsportsmanlike Conduct; Skid Marks, And A Dangerous Liaison

Lamorinda, Walnut Creek, Moraga crime beat.

Moraga police were busy last week, handling the usual calls for assistance and worse. Here are a few stories from the Moraga police blotter:

Very Personal Foul

At 7:22 p.m. on Sept. 11 (a bad day to be making terrorist threats) Moraga police were called out to Campolindo High School after a parent watching his son play for the Deer Valley High School football squad allegedly made the comment he was going to “roll up and shoot” a Junior Varsity coach for Deer Valley. School officials from the visiting squad took a dim view of the threat and asked police to counsel the dad, which they did. He was asked to leave, which he did, and he was also advised to contact his home school in advance before re-visiting there, too. It used to be such a simple game. Campo won, for those keeping score.

Braking Bad

Dead on the Witching Hour on Sept. 14, residents living in Miramonte Drive pinged us and Moraga police after hearing the telltale squeal of tires and an impact in their neighborhood. Police determined that a 23-year-old driver lost control of his Toyota while driving east on Moraga Way east of Miramonte drive, leaving a trail of rubber on the street before running out of road and hitting the curb. Residents told us they heard a car drive away “trailing something” and that must have helped officers out there that night because they found the car, arrested the driver for DUI and Hit and Run and gave him a ride to Martinez for a visit to the county jail.

Sexual Battery

Also on the 14th, police responded to Saint Mary’s College at 10:54 p.m. to speak with an 18-year-old woman who told officers she had been battered by an 18-year-old male friend during consensual sex earlier in the evening. The case was investigated by Moraga police and forwarded to the District Attorney’s office for review.


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