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Recycle those deadly weapons?

By lmclaughlin
Thursday, August 9th, 2007 at 5:02 pm in Crime, Lafayette, Lamorinda.

From the Lafayette police log

ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON — A 23-year-old Pleasant Hill man reportedly struck a 23-year-old Lafayette man in the head with a plastic water bottle, causing a concussion. The incident occurred at 1:45 a.m. July 31 on Carolyn Court.

GRAND THEFT — Springhill Elementary School officials reported someone dismantled 100 feet of copper piping from an air conditoning unit between July 25 and Aug. 2. The missing copper piping was valued at $5,000.

From the Orinda police log:

Tuesday, July 31
ATTEMPTED THEFT — A 70-year-old Orinda woman reported that she was walking her grandchildren to the library at 6 p.m. when a black Toyota Tacoma stopped and the driver asked for her purse. The woman didn’t understand because she doesn’t speak English, but her granddaughter got scared and told her to keep walking. They reached the library without incident.

Thursday, Aug. 2

THEFT — A La Espiral resident reported at 9 p.m. that someone stole six wooden sheep cutouts from her house. The sheep were purchased in Carmel 10 years ago, and were worth $900. They were white with black heads, except for one that was black.

MISSING JEWELRY — An El Toyonal resident reported at 2:38 p.m. that she was missing $9,500 in jewelry. She said she noticed the absence of the gold tennis bracelet and the ruby and diamond ring on April 25, but took this long to report it because she has been having trouble coping with the death of her husband.

COPPER THEFT — Glorietta Elementary School officials reported at 8:52 a.m. that someone stole copper wiring from an electrical conduit at the school. The wire was live before it was stolen, so police suspect the thief had electrical experience. The stolen copper wire was worth about $2,000.

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