Published January 28th, 2015
Moraga Police Blotter
Barely battery, 1/18/15 Four patrons watching a movie at the Rheem Theatre were causing a disturbance. Management and other patrons asked the vocal group to be quiet. They kept up the ruckus, but one suspect changed seats and sat next to the "victim." The suspect patted the victim's leg, which was apparently unwanted physical contact, so the victim requested an assault investigation. Police contacted the involved parties at the scene. The district attorney is now reviewing the matter.

Smashed windshield, 1/17/15 While parked on Ascot Drive, a car had its front window shattered during the night while parked on the street in front of its owner's condominium. No suspects or leads at this time.

DUI 1/18/15 Although there were no ticketed DUIs over the New Year's holiday, three occurred this week in Moraga. At 1:30 a.m. a black Honda Accord was traveling southbound on Moraga Road with a flat right front tire. When police contacted the 18-year-old driver, they noticed the distinct smell of alcohol. The driver had a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit, that is, if he was of drinking age. The teenager also was cited for having two fake California driver's licenses. His car was towed away.

DUI 1/17/15 The tipoff was blowing through a stop sign on Camino Pablo at Hodges Drive at 35 mph after midnight. An 18-year-old Pleasant Hill resident was driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.10 percent, just over the limit of 0.08 percent. The subject was released to a friend on his signed Promise to Appear; two male passengers and the driver's dog were released at the scene without incident. Seems like walking would have been the better option for all involved from the get go.

DUI 1/15/15 Officer #173 was hard at work on the night shift again, this time on Moraga Road at Buckingham Drive, when a black Lexus was found to be speeding at 59 mph in a 35 mph zone. The middle aged resident was arrested for DUI and was just over the legal blood alcohol limit. The subject was released to his girlfriend on his signed Promise to Appear.

Stolen car, 1/14/15 A red Honda Civic was stolen during the night from a Courter Lane driveway.

Identity theft, two incidents - 12/31/14 (on Donald Drive) and 1/05/15 (on Baltusrol) The Donald Drive New Year's Eve incident involved an unknown suspect attempting to open 10 credit/charge cards. The reporting person said she was notified of the applications and immediately reported the fraud. Only one Visa card was obtained from US Bank for the victim on Baltusrol. The bank canceled the card before it could be used.

The following incidents also occurred between Jan. 6-18:

Non-Functional Firearms to be Destroyed - Rheem Boulevard
Driving on a Restricted License - Rheem Boulevard
Violation of Court Order - Ascot
Traffic Incident - Moraga Road
False Alarm - Moraga Valley Lane, San Pablo Court
Small Dumpster Fire - Camino Peral
Package Swiped - Draeger Drive
Stolen Bicycle - Donald Drive
Annoying Phone Calls - North Sandringham
Magazine Sales - Campolindo Drive
Tree Down - Corliss Road

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