Moraga police shooed the gremlins off their computer cables and forwarded their most recent case files after a brief hiatus and, we must say, it’s nice to see the hometown reports again! Thanks, Moraga PD Computer Squad:
Not Your Usual Graffiti
Officers were called out to inspect a spray painted message on a cement retaining wall behind a property in the 900 block of Moraga Road on Dec. 7, arriving to find that someone had scrawled: “Try Harder Next Time” in black paint. The property owner who discovered the messaging told officers he was baffled by its meaning. No witnesses, no leads.
Station House Paintball?
Also on Dec. 7, officers found a cardboard box containing a paint ball gun, paint balls, and other gear abandoned at their station. Everything was placed into evidence until officers could locate an owner.
Tumi Tuck Costs Its Owner
A man called police a little after 6 p.m. on Dec. 7 to report that someone had taken a Tumi backpack with $900 worth of items inside, from the front seat of his unlocked car at the Moraga Safeway. There were no witnesses.
On Dec. 9 officers responded to a report of a theft from a customer at the Homegoods store at 590 Moraga Rd. and met with the 78-year-old victim, who said someone had stolen her wallet from her purse while shopping. The victim told officers she called her husband to cancel her credit cards only to learn they had already been used in Walnut Creek. This case is under investigation.
Cracking The Pavement
Police and Public Works personnel responded to the 2000 block of Ascot Drive Tuesday after receiving information that a solid waste truck was stuck on the side of a parking area because the pavement had failed. Two heavy equipment tow trucks were summoned and nudged the garbage truck back onto the roadway. Police said damage to both the truck and property appeared moderate.