Here are some small town stories with real happy endings -- evidence that while we're still a small town at heart and that people who live here still go out of their way to do the right thing.
Case No. 1 was logged on June 26 when a gentleman walked into the Moraga police station to turn in a camera he found on Canyon Road near the Valle Vista Staging Area. An officer on duty at the time was unable to find any identifying marks or clues to the camera's owner and it -- and the black camera case it was found with -- was placed in storage to give the owner a chance to recover it.
A couple of days later, on June 29, police contacted a resident who called to report her husband left his wallet on the roof of his car while getting gas in the area of St. Mary's Road and Moraga Road -- and drove off. After leaving the station the driver's wallet apparently spilled onto the roadway -- where a passing motorist found it and returned it to the owner.
The woman was worried about some still-missing credit cards, but a check of the area turned up all but two. Nice job, Honest Passing Motorist Person.
And then, on July 1, police received a call of a small cache of clothes, laptop computer and computer case that had apparently been abandoned on the sidewalk in the 2100 block of Ascot Drive. Officers checked out the gear, determined it had not been stolen, and added it to the property room where the Valle Vista camera awaits a reunion with its rightful owner.
We don't think we need to point out the life expectancy of a computer and other belongings apparently abandoned on the sidewalk might not have been as long elsewhere.