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Thieves target vehicles in Moraga

By lmclaughlin
Thursday, May 24th, 2007 at 12:59 pm in Crime, Lamorinda, Moraga.

Moraga police report:

Wednesday, May 16
CAR BURGLARY — A Los Arabis Drive resident reported someone broke into his car between 3 and 5 a.m., and took an Alpine subwoofer and IPOD valued at $800.

Thursday, May 17
CAR BURGLARY — An Old Jonas Hill Road resident reported someone broke the window of her locked car overnight and stole her purse. The missing items were valued at $1,270 and repairs were estimated at $300.

Friday, May 18
BATTERY — Two Stanley Middle School students reported that a man made comments to them at 7 p.m. on the Iron Horse Trail near the school, including a comment about sexual orientation. The man reportedly punched a student in the back of the head and jaw. The man was described as 6 feet 2 inches tall, 200 pounds with sideburns, a heavy build, shaved head, black shorts and white T-shirt.
n DUI — A 24-year-old Moraga resident was driving under the influence at 1:21 a.m. on Mt. Diablo Boulevard.
Saturday, May 19
n POSSESSION OF UNLAWFUL WEAPON — A Fremont resident and a Lafayette resident were found shooting potatoes from a potato launcher at 7:12 p.m. on Phillips Road. They sprayed hair spray into the launcher and lit it so the hair spray ignited and the launcher expeled the potato. Police officers responded after residents reported hearing shots fired.
n VANDALISM — A Lafayette resident reported someone scratched a swastika on his car on Murray Lane. Repairs were estimated at $500.
n STOLEN CAR — A Los Arabis Drive resident reported a 1988 Toyota stolen. He left it parked in front of the house with the keys in the ignition.
n DUI — A 53-year-old Concord man was arrested for driving under the influence at 9:44 p.m. at Olympic and Tice Valley boulevards.
Moraga police report:

Saturday, May 19
n GRAND THEFT — Officers made contact with a pair of victims (husband and wife) of theft from two vehicles on Kingsford Drive. The victims unlocked cars had been entered and property taken. A gym bag with three $200 tennis rackets were taken from one vehicle and a set of work keys taken from the other vehicle. The keys were recovered a short distance from the residence. The total loss was estimated at $600.

PETTY THEFT — Officers made contact with the victim of petty theft at her mother’s house on Donald Drive. The victim’s unlocked vehicle had been entered and property taken. Among items taken were two pairs of sunglasses, a cell phone charger, a “Maglite” flashlight, a garage door remote control and the owner’s manual for the vehicle containing the registration. The owner’s manual and garage door opener were recovered a short distance from the scene. The total loss was estimated at $115.

PETTY THEFT — Officers responded to Newberry Place on a report of a theft from a vehicle. It was determined that between 10 p.m. May 19 and 9:45 a.m. May 20, 2 full bottles of prescription medication were unlawfully removed by someone from a baby bag in the rear compartment in the vehicle. The medications were valued at approximately $5 each.

PETTY THEFT — Officers were advised to make contact with a Donald Drive resident regarding stolen property he recovered in front of his residence. He found his neighbor’s stolen owner’s manual containing her vehicle’s registration. He then realized his unlocked vehicle had been entered and property taken. Among items taken were a small change purse containing some $10-$15 in coins and the remote control to his garage door. He had last seen his vehicle at 6 p.m. May 19. He returned to his vehicle at 8 a.m. May 20. The total loss was approximately $45.

AUTO BURGLARY — Officers responded to Rheem Boulevard on a report of an auto burglary. They determined that between 9 p.m. May 19 and 10 a.m. May 20, someone removed a purse containing identification, credit cards and cash and a digital camera from the front passenger compartment of the vehicle. Entry was made through a smashed window.The total loss was about $500.

AUTO BURGLARY — Officers responded to Donald Drive on a report of an auto burglary. It was determined that between 11:59 p.m. May 19 and 1 p.m. May 20 someone removed a wallet containing identification, a debit card and cash from the front passenger compartment of the vehicle. Entry was made through a smashed front passenger window. The total loss was about $399.

AUTO BURGLARY — Officers responded to Chalda Way on a report of an auto burglary. It was determined that between 10 p.m. May 19 and 1 p.m. May 20, someone removed an empty purse from the front passenger compartment of the vehicle. They entered the car by smashing a window. The total loss was approximately $399.

PETTY THEFT — Officers were advised to make contact with a Birchwood Drive resident regarding property stolen from his vehicle. Investigation revealed the unlocked vehicle had been entered and property taken. Among the items taken were a black nylon brief case and calculator. The total loss was estimated at $179.

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One Response to “Thieves target vehicles in Moraga”

  1. Annie Says:

    Hello? UNLOCKED cars are broken into? Well, DUH!

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