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Moraga PD: Thief Threw Box Cutter At Employee

Also, would-be burglars reported in the Moraga police blotter from Feb. 4 to Feb. 7.

Feb. 4
Doorbell ringer. A resident of Camelford Court reported to Moraga PD a suspicious man ringing her doorbell the day before. (She decided to report it after hearing of other residential burglaries in the area.) She took a long time to answer the door because of an illness. Before reaching the door, she heard the knob jiggling. Then she heard a bang on the door as if someone were hitting it. She shouted and looked through the peephole. She saw a black man wearing blue jeans and a dark, oversized vest (possibly performance fleece material). The man walked quickly away from her door, saying something like, "I'll come back later."

Feb. 5
Leaf blower dispute. At 11:00 a.m., officers mediated a dispute between a landscaper and a resident of Rimer Drive who objected to the noise of his leaf blower.

Man threw box cutter. At 7:44 p.m., officers responded to CVS at 580 Moraga Road. A 29-year-old man from Pleasant Hill had returned to the store to recover a cellphone he had left in the store the day before. At that time, he was confronted about suspicious behavior and had thrown a box cutter — with no injury resulting— at the store manager and fled on foot. Officers checked the suspect for warrants and he was clear. The suspect said he had been trying to steal a flashlight the day before, hoping to sell it because he had no money. Store management declined to press charges, and officers transported the man to the Lafayette BART station.

Feb. 6
Gas line vandalism. At 5:34 p.m., officers responded to a report of vandalism to a gas line running to an apartment dryer in the 1900 block of Ascot Drive. The gas was shut off, and officers are investigating.

Feb. 7
Female burglar? At 11:00 a.m., officers responded to the 1000 block of Sanders Drive for a report of a woman peeking in a window and then attempting to open a front door while the resident was sitting in her living room. The description was a white woman in her twenties, with shoulder-length brown hair. She reportedly got into a newer model, silver or white Land Rover being driven by a man with a baseball hat. The SUV was last seen driving south on Canyon Road. Officers checked the area with no results.

Jose February 13, 2013 at 05:46 PM
These door-knock burglaries are more frequent, more brazen, and more dangerous than anything I can remember. Thanks for the info. I will be watching more carefully.
Moraga Mom February 14, 2013 at 12:59 AM
Can't these losers go get a real job! I wish we could catch them all.
Joe Noonan April 07, 2013 at 09:41 PM
Yes they will just go to the job store where they are handing out jobs.

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