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Moraga Crime Files: Booze Smuggler; DUI Recidivist

Photo: Juan Felipe Rubio

Teen Event Attracts Police Attention

On July 13, Moraga police were called on to assist citizens and business owners dealing with youngsters who were apparently under the influence and not at their best. Officers contacted an intoxicated 17-year-old girl soliciting people for a ride home in front of TJ Maxx at the Rheem Center at 9:30 p.m., turning her over to her parents and enrolling her in the PD’s Juvenile Diversion Program. An hour later officers were dispatched to the Rheem Theatre to deal with a 17-year-old boy who event staff suspected was trying to smuggle alcohol into a dance there. Officers also made contact with a 16-year-old boy who they said was under the influence. Both youths were turned over to their parents. A short time later officers were contacted by a young party-goer who said several people – including her – lost personal items they left in a “secure” area before entering the party. Nothing was seen or heard and police have no suspects or leads.

“So That’s What The Judge Meant…”

Moragans seem to have their drink on these days. Moraga police made a traffic stop for speed at Canyon Road and Country Club at 5:45 p.m. the night of July 14, and subsequently determined the driver had a prior DUI conviction, had had her license pulled, and was supposed to have one of those nifty ignition interlock devices installed in her car. The driver was cited for the violations and released at the scene on a signed promise to appear.

“I’ll Take That, Thank You Very Much…

On July 18, officers were called on to talk with a resident in the 600 block of Rheem Blvd., who reported that someone had stolen items from their unlocked pickup truck – left overnight in the driveway with one window partially down. No suspects, no witnesses.


  1. If the judge orders you to get an ignition blocker on your car after you f up and get caught driving loaded doesn’t someone actually make sure you have done it?

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