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Moraga Police Log: Taco Bell DUI, Hit-and-Run Hider, Interrupted Burglary

Some of the incidents that kept Moraga police officers busy this past week

Moraga police log
Moraga police log
Some of the items on the Moraga Police Department log from Jan. 7 to Jan. 11.

Tuesday, Jan. 7

Attempted theft: Employees at the CVS Pharmacy on Moraga Road reported two men and a woman had tried to shoplift medications from the store. The employees said one of the men had filled a hand basket with headache medications while the woman loaded an 18-gallon container with heartburn and cold medicines. The suspects left without the merchandise after being confronted by employees.

Man berates mother: Officers went to the Nation's hamburger restaurant in the Rheem shopping center at 6:30 p.m. to investigate a report of a man in his 20s who yelled at a mother for leaving her 3-year-old child unattended while she used the bathroom. The man left the restaurant before police arrived.

Wednesday, Jan. 8

Loud party: Police were dispatched at 12:25 a.m. to a home on Lucia Lane for a report of a loud party. Officer located a party with about 60 people. The gathering was dispersed and the residents given a warning about the city's loud noise ordinances.

Taco Bell DUI: An older woman was arrested at 3:59 p.m. for driving under the influence after Taco Bell employees said her car had struck the drive-through sign at the restaurant in the Rheem shopping center. A field sobriety test revealed the woman had a blood alcohol level of .09 percent.

Thursday, Jan. 9

Hit-and-run arrest: At 6:24 p.m., officers were asked by Orinda police to help find a driver involved in a multiple hit-and-run accident. Moraga officers 
saw the car and followed into the Safeway parking lot on Moraga Way. The driver jumped from the vehicle and ran into the store. Officers found him hiding in the back of the supermarket. He was arrested.

Friday, Jan. 10

Attempted home burglary: Police were called at 1:20 p.m. by a woman who said she saw two men running from her home on Greenfield Drive when she drove up to her residence. The men jumped into a silver mini-van driven by another man. Officers determined the men had broken into the home but had not taken anything when their burglary attempt was interrupted.

Another loud party: Police were dispatched at 10:57 p.m. to investigate a report of a loud party on Ascot Drive. Officers discovered a gathering of 50 people at an apartment. The party was dispersed and the residents were given a warning about the city's noise ordinances.

Saturday, Jan. 11

Upset student arrested: A St. Mary's College student was arrested at 2:01 a.m. for battery on a police officer and resisting arrest. Officers had gone to the college to investigate a report of an agitated student who was hitting other students. Officers said the young man refused to obey their commands when they arrived and then tried to grab an officer's Taser gun while resisting arrest.

Gas range stolen: Officers were notified at 4 p.m. that a Wolf gas range valued at $10,000 had been stolen from an unoccupied home for sale on Rheem Boulevard. 

Another loud party: Police were dispatched at 11:49 p.m. to Miramonte Drive for a report of a loud party. Officers found a gathering at home with about 75 party-goers. The party was dispersed and the residents given a warning about the city's noise ordinances.

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