Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013
Why you can never really relax behind the wheel: police responded to a report of an accident on Moraga Way and the driver admitted he was high. Narcotics and a syringe were found in the car, lending further credence to his claim. The driver was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek for evaluation, where he was released. The case will be referred to the District Attorney for prosecution.
Police responded to a report of “several people talking” near the entrance to a complex on Ascot Dr. Police arrived to find no one at the entrance. A few minutes later, the same complaint came in, and again police showed up and found no one. Did they learn about nights like this at the police academy?
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013
Someone reported that they heard the sound of running and someone shouting “give me the money” on Campolindo Dr. It was a cab driver who was trying to chase down a passenger who ran off without paying the fare. Police looked around but found no one.
A home on David Dr. was apparently left unlocked while the residents were on vacation for two weeks. A burglar or two showed up and got off with about $5,000 worth of goods. That is on the list of the “top five worst ways to come home from vacation.”
Friday, Aug. 30, 2013
It was on Rheem Blvd. that officers discovered a cow in the creek. It had wandered off the roadway and police turned into cowboys as they corralled the cow back to the hillside. Again, was this covered in the academy?
Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013
Police had to be glad that an anonymous call regarding a teenager washing himself with water from a water bottle in front of Safeway turned out to be without merit. At least they couldn’t find anyone else who saw the guy.
Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013
About 50 college students were partying at a house on Camino Peral, which did not delight the neighbors, who then phoned police. On arrival, the residents of the home were advised about the town’s noise ordinance, and the party was officially declared over.
Monday, Sept. 2, 2013
Another loud party, this one on Ascot Dr., was dismantled by police via the noise ordinance.
Officers found a man going through a dumpster behind TJ Maxx and questioned him. He volunteered information about some property which turned out to have been stolen in an unreported burglary a month before. The owner of the property is presently out of the country, but will be notified when she returns that her stuff is safe. Yeah, we didn't really understand this one, either.
Two offices on School St. were broken into and an unknown number of items were taken.
A dispute between neighbors on Ascot Dr. turned scary when police were told that one of the men had a gun in his waistband. That part turned out to be true, though the gun was unloaded, and officers disarmed him. It was determined he needed a mental evaluation and was taken to county hospital. Police confiscated 10 guns from the home.