Locals may have noticed another high-speed pursuit from Moraga out Moraga Way through Orinda Monday afternoon, Moraga PD on the tail of individuals in a car spotted at the Moraga Service Center.
The incident, reported at approximately 1:22 p.m., kicked off when officers spotted a black Ford Taurus with a mismatched license plate. The car pulled into the Valero with two men reportedly getting out and walking into the station’s office while officers watched.
One man exited, got into the Taurus and sped away with officers in pursuit as the fleeing car reached speeds estimated at upwards of 70mph out Moraga Way, apparently headed for Orinda and Highway 24. Witnesses reported the driver of the Taurus took evasive action in an attempt to throw off his pursuers. Reports that at least one other car was struck could not be immediately confirmed.
The fleeing car eventually made it to Highway 24 and through the Caldecott Tunnel. It was not believed to have been stopped on the Oakland/Berkeley side though Moraga police doubled back to search for a possible second individual observed near Valero before the pursuit got underway.
That man was initially described as Hispanic, about 6 feet tall, 185 pounds. He was not believed to have been located as this is written.