Police in Lamorinda have been unusually busy in recent weeks, seeing some aspects of the job not usually expected working a beat in “the burbs” – but that goes with the territory and police are generally trained to expect the unexpected.
We’ve been asked several times of late by people who recognize us out and about and think us blessed by unusual local insight: “how are things going out there, crime-wise?”
We would say, again, that we’re seeing a side of things we don’t normally see here in the 24/680 and for a number of reasons we’ve discussed. Let’s just say that a number of people who voted in favor of Prop. 47 are reconsidering their position in light of recent events.
And, yes, police we talk with from time to time try to refrain from saying: “told you so,” and soldier on in the face of a prolific criminal element. A couple of Lafayette residents expressed appreciation for the work done by their department (hey, we report what we hear from the readership and we don’t carry a badge, so our position remains objective) and we liked how they phrased it – pointing out that Lafayette has been “en fuego” (on fire) in their pursuit of criminals lately.
We’ll say that all the departments are working hard to protect the citizenry and often take sizable risks in doing so. They’re quick to say that’s there job, and they’re right – but people care and want to know what they’re facing.
Here’s a breakdown of calls handled recently by the men and women of the Lafayette Police Department:
- Oct. 18 – 2:17 a.m., during a traffic stop at Pleasant Hill Rd. and Old Tunnel Road (circumstances and cause for arrest not given).
- Oct. 23 – 3:33 a.m., during a traffic stop at Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Moraga Rd. (circumstances and cause for arrest not given).
- Oct. 20 – 4:57 p.m., 1200 block of Upper Happy Valley Rd.
- Oct. 23 – 2:46 p.m., 3400 block of Golden Gate Way
- Oct. 21 – 11:09 a.m., 600 block of Glorietta Blvd.
- Oct. 18 – 2:50 p.m., 900 block of Dewing Ave.
- Oct. 22 – 3:55 p.m., 3600 block of Walnut St.
- Oct. 20 – 11:37 a.m., 1000 block of Windsor Dr.
NOTE: If you see something happening in your neighborhood, hit us up via our Tip Line – you’ll be surprised how quickly we respond.