In Orinda, police were busy with numerous theft cases:
Wednesday, April 4
BURGLARIES — There was a rash of burglaries, including:
* An attempted burglary that set off an alarm reported at 2:41 p.m. on Woodland Road.
* An attempted burglary that set of an alarm reported at 2:29 p.m. on Oak Road.
* Someone stole a handgun and magazine rounds from an Underhill Road residence, reported at 4:44 p.m.
* Someone stole $4,400 worth of electronics and games, reported at 4:45 p.m. at Brookwood Road.
* Someone stole $1,750 of jewelry, change, a camera and documents after forcing the front door and ransacking the house, reported at 5:53 p.m. on Oak Road.
* Someone stole $38,400 of valuables, including a TV and jewelry, after entering through an unlocked front kitchen window, reported at 7:16 p.m. on Southwaite Court.
BREAK IN — Security at a Martha Road elementary school reported at 9:40 p.m. that someone broke into a classroom, leaving behind a Taco Bell cup and a black knit cap.
SHOPLIFT — Security at the Safeway on Camino Sobrante detained a suspected shoplifter around 6:41 p.m. When police took him in custudy, he experienced a medical problem and had to be hospitalized.
Friday, April 6
THEFT — A Claremont Avenue resident reported at 1:01 p.m. that someone stole $830 worth of tools from his unlocked garage.
Monday, April 9
THEFT — A Lombardy Lane resident reported at 4:42 p.m. that someone stole a riding lawnmower from the house.
Wednesday, April 11
PURSUIT — Police attempted to stop a speeding vehicle around 12:41 a.m. at Camino Pablo and North Lane, but the driver refused to pull over. A high-speed pursuit ensued, with the car on Highway 24 toward Oakland at speeds greater than 110 mph. The car finally stopped at a middle school in Oakland, and four people fled on foot. Two Richmond men, including the driver, were arrested. The driver was found to be under the influence of alcohol., police said.