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Moraga Police Log – Summer Is Upon Us


Some of the more interesting calls answered by the men and women of the Moraga police department this past week:

Legacy Location, Bad Memories
A Moraga officer stopped a 16-year-old driver behind the wheel of a Mazda after the teen was allegedly observed speeding in the 500 block of Rheem Blvd. the evening of June 6, the officer pulling him over at Rheem and Fernwood for a talk. The youth’s parent was notified and he was subsequently enrolled in the Juvenile Diversion Program – but we couldn’t help but wonder if the officer pointed out the still-evident damage from a horrific, fatal crash involving another teen at that very location years ago. It may have made an impression, maybe not.

“Wait, My Car’s In The Driveway… Why, No, It’s Not…”
A resident living in the 1400 block of Moraga Way was contacted by police June 7 and informed his car had been involved in a traffic incident on the freeway – which came as a surprise as he believed it to be still in its place outside his home. A Moraga officer was dispatched to take the stolen vehicle report and the resident stated he was unaware the car had been taken.

Nozzle Ripper
This happens more than we thought, apparently, on June 9 the owner of the Arco gas station on Moraga Road reporting that a motorist had just driven off with the pump nozzle still attached and dangling from the motorist’s car. Police arrived on scene and the driver subsequently stopped to provide insurance information – but had a little trouble coming up with a driver’s license. The merchant requested documentation for insurance purposes.

It Wasn’t Us
Longtime readers may catch the titular reference (and if you don’t at first, you should hang around here more) but on June 11 Moraga officers were called to a home in the 4000 block of Campolindo Drive where it was determined that two leaf blowers had been taken from the resident’s garage. Nothing else appeared to have been disturbed. Loss was put at $200 and there are no suspects or leads as this is written.

Power Tripping
On June 12 officers were called to the Orchard Supply Hardware store in answer to the reported theft of power tools. A review of loss prevention tapes revealed that an undescribed suspect had made off with four power tools – fleeing out the store’s emergency exit. Loss was put at $500 and the case is under investigation.

Summer Crime
Police visited the Moraga Ranch Swim Club at 8 El Camino Flores on June 12, noting the details of a theft of a wooden game board the reporting party said was taken between 10 a.m. on June 11 and 10 a.m. on June 12. The cost of the game set was put at $200. No leads.Lamorinda, Walnut Creek, Moraga crime beat.


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