“Dude, What’s That Noise?”
Moraga police were dispatched to Moraga Auto Care and Service on Moraga Way March 16 after employees there reported that a small brown, two-door car with three high school age boys aboard had just driven away – with the nozzle and hose from the gas pump dangling from the tank. Workers said they tried to stop the car but that it was last seen heading towards Orinda at high speed.
Officers were dispatched to a store at the Rheem Valley Shopping center at 2:55 p.m. on March 16 in response to a report of a shoplifter at the business. Officers discovered that an employee of the store had allegedly been caught taking $500 worth of merchandise and issued the appropriate citation.
Skull And Bones
A hiker walked into Moraga police headquarters at 3:53 p.m. on March 16 and informed police that he had just discovered the remains of a person in a remote section of the Lafayette-Moraga border. Officers made their way to the area and subsequently located the skeletal remains of an adult human. Forensics teams were summoned, the remains were recovered and an effort to identify them is underway.
Ascot Party Buzzkill
Moraga officers were called out to Ascot Drive at 10:47 p.m. on March 18 after receiving reports of a “loud noise” in the area. The noise was determined to be a party underway at an apartment complex in the area and officers noted that alcohol had been made available to the roughly 50 college-age guests in attendance. Appropriate warnings and admonitions were administered to two party hosts.
Corliss Drive Burglary
At 9:43 a.m. on March 21 officers responding to the 200 block of Corliss Drive on a report of an alarm sounding in the area found that an unoccupied home had been forcibly entered. The homeowner, who was away at the time her home was burglarized, told officers the thieves made off with various electronic items and jewelry. The crime is currently under investigation.