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Lunchtime fracas

By lmclaughlin
Thursday, March 15th, 2007 at 3:32 pm in Crime, Lafayette, Lamorinda.

As will be reported in Friday’s Lamorinda Sun, Lafayette police had a few interesting calls last week, including the one at 1:15 p.m. March 10. A 73-year-old woman punched a 93-year-old man in the face at Lafayette Convalescent Hospital while the pair were watching television in the dining room. The hospital staff separated the two.

Other police calls included:

Monday, March 5
FORGERY — A Lafayette resident reported that between Feb. 28 and March 1, someone used the routing numbers on his checks to create fraudulent checks with the name and signature “Malik Brown.” The checks were used to buy $3,916 worth of items from Wal-Mart in Pleasanton, Live Oak and Tracy, and Sears in Tracy and Pleasanton.
THREATENING NOTE A senior at Bentley Upper School on Upper Happy Valley Road reported finding a threatening note in her student mailbox. She stated she did not feel threatened, but wanted the incident documented.

Tuesday, March 6
STOLEN CAR — A Las Trampas resident reported his 1991 Acura stolen between 10 p.m. March 5 and 8:30 a.m. March 6.

Wednesday, March 7
MALICIOUS MISCHIEF — A Sweetbrier Circle resident reported that between March 6 and 7, someone used an object to scratch his car while it was parked in the driveway. The cost of repairs was estimated at $2,500.

Thursday, March 8
STOLEN CAR — A Brooke Street resident reported her 1989 Toyota Celica was stolen between 4 and 4:51 p.m. The car was locked.

Saturday, March 10
VANDALISM — A Moraga Road resident reported that between 5 and 5:45 p.m., someone broke her car window. The repair cost was estimated at $300.
BATTERY A 73-year-old woman punched a 93-year-old man in the face at 1:15 p.m. at Lafayette Convalescent Hospital while the pair were watching television in the dining room. The hospital staff separated the two.
MALICIOUS MISCHIEF A Lafayette resident reported someone broke her car window between 7:30 p.m. March 10 and 11 a.m. March 11 on Mount Diablo Boulevard. The repair cost was estimated at $600.
GRAND THEFT At 1:35 p.m., a 22-year-old Felton resident walked into Safeway and took a 69-year-old woman’s purse from her shopping cart. An off-duty Reno police officer tackled the Felton woman, who was taken into custody on suspicion of grand theft, commercial burglary and elder abuse.
CAR BURGLARY A Lafayette teenager reported that between 12:45 and 7:40 p.m. on Mount Diablo Boulevard, someone broke his car window and removed a speaker box and amplifiers worth $200. Repair costs were estimated at $600.

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