NOTE: After a seemingly endless (to us and apparently to some readers, too!) hiatus we are pleased to report that the Moraga police reports are making their way to us again. And, as usual, the latest roundup of incidents handled by the men and women of MPD didn’t disappoint.
Cyberspace Sales Deal Goes Awry – But The Gun Was Real
Moraga police were dispatched to a home on Walford Drive March 8 in response to a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred. Officers were informed that the resident had arranged to buy an iPhone 7plus through an online marketplace – agreeing to finalize the transaction at his residence. The victim said that while he and the seller discussed the merits of the phone a second suspect materialized, displayed a handgun, grabbed the money and the phone and ran off with the obviously bogus “seller.” No location, description of suspects provided by police.
On March 9, Moraga officers responded to Rancho Laguna Park in response to a report of a dog bite, with a German Shepherd “aggressively” jumping on a walker and biting him in the right hip area – leaving a visible injury. The victim declined medical attention and discussion ensued as to the type of wound inflicted when the dog’s owner was contacted – the owner maintaining the injury was more of a scratch than a bite. A report of the incident was forwarded to Animal Control Services.
Asleep At the Wheel
Officers were assisting their colleagues from Lafayette on a separate case March 10 when they located a car parked in the middle of the roadway at Acalanes Rd and Pigeon Ct.. Officers reported the driver appeared to be asleep behind the wheel and, when roused, exhibited signs of intoxication. The person in question was apparently unable to perform any of the suggested field sobriety tests and was taken into custody for DUI – and later booked into the Martinez Detention Facility.
St. Patty’s Day Party – Just A Wee Week Early
Neighbors called down the Blue Thunder on a St. Patty’s Day Pre-Party on Buckingham Drive at 11:07 a.m. on March 10, a celebration the officers reported could be heard from at least two homes away upon their arrival. Officers described the celebrants as cooperative and waited as about 150 partygoers were eventually dispersed. Cautions and admonitions given to the tenants.
Stop And Talk Ends With An Arrest
Follow up on calls of a suspicious person in the area of Moraga Road and Corliss Drive at 7:16 p.m. on March 13 ended with that person being arrested for violation of parole after officers stopped for a chat. Police said the person was not part of several door-to-door soliciting crews currently in the area.