Crimes and other incidents handled by the men and women of the Moraga police department:
Power Tools Are Popular
Officers visited a home under construction in the 200 block of Rheem Boulevard July 11 after the theft of power tools was reported. The reporting party said someone removed some plywood covering an unfinished window and made off with power and hand tools valued at $2,000.
Officers were contacted July 12 and informed that someone had defrauded funds from St. Mary’s college. Police would only say that the suspect(s) used the Internet to make fraudulent transactions. An investigation into the incident is ongoing. Investigators would only say that the loss was in excess of $1,000.
Corte Amigos Fire
Officers responded to a reported fire on Corte Amigos July 14, arriving to find a home ablaze and ensuring that all family members had been evacuated.
Tased And Sprayed
Officers attempting to serve a no-bail arrest warrant at a residence in the 300 block of Rheem Blvd. were met with resistance by a man and a woman – one of whom was the object of the warrant – and ended up using their Tasers on the woman and pepper spray on the male subject. Both were taken into custody.
Car Port Burglary
On July 17, officers met with a car owner in Miramonte Gardens who reported that someone had entered and taken things from his unlocked vehicle early that morning. No damage. Loss put at $575.
Officers had something of an automotive mystery on their hands when a local resident called to report finding his Honda Pilot – running but with no keys in the ignition – on Ivy Drive across from Miramonte High the morning of July 18 while out walking his dog just before 8 a.m. The perplexed car owner said he’d parked his unlocked Pilot near the front door of his condo and that someone, he had no idea who, appeared to have taken the vehicle sometime between midnight and 7:50 a.m. All keys were accounted for so everyone was left to figure out how the car was started and driven away. It was returned to its owner at the scene.