Moraga Police Log: Mysterious Shots, Drunk Driving Daughter, Home Alone Party

Some of the incidents that kept Moraga police officers busy last week

Moraga police log
Moraga police log
Some of the items on the Moraga Police Department logs from Dec. 5 to Dec 8.

Thursday, Dec. 5

Who's making that noise?: Police went to the St. Mary's College soccer field parking lot at 4:56 p.m. to investigate a complaint of loud music coming from a parked car. Officers found three unoccupied vehicles and none of them had loud noises coming from them.

Walking teen: Officers were notified at 7:05 p.m. that a parent on Brookfield Drive had received a text message requesting a ride from the 16-year-old son earlier in the day. The teen had not arrived home yet. Officers searched the area and found the boy a few blocks from his house. They gave him a ride the rest of the way home.

Friday, Dec. 6

Missing man at SMC: Officers went to St. Mary's College at 9:17 a.m. for a report of a suspicious man near the campus' loading dock. They found a disheveled man who said he was "passing through." A check revealed the man had been reported as missing from another community. He had a misdemeanor arrest warrant as well as less than an ounce of marijuana on him. The man was arrested and taken to County Jail in Martinez.

Hair salon disturbance: Police were dispatched at 5:13 p.m. to a hair salon on Rheem Boulevard on a report of a disturbance. They were told a 70-year-old customer who suffers from Alzheimer's had become agitated and grabbed a pair of scissors. The woman's husband came and picked her up. He was advised the woman was no longer welcome at the salon.

Saturday, Dec. 7

Gunshots heard: Officers were sent to the area of Moraga Road and Donald Drive at 2:13 a.m. after several residents reported hearing multiple gunshots in the nearby open space area. Police checked the area but didn't find any suspects or weapons.

Drunk daughter: Police discovered an abandoned vehicle at Corliss Drive and Wakefield Drive at 2:41 a.m. The owner, who lives nearby, told officers her daughter had taken the car without permission. It was determined the vehicle had run out of fuel. The 17-year-old girl showed up with a one-gallon container of gasoline. Officers gave her a sobriety test, which showed a blood-alcohol level of .15 percent. The girl was released to the custody of her mother with the promise of entering a diversion program.

Home Alone party: Officers were sent to a home on Brandt Drive for a report of a party with under-age drinkers. Police determined the 15-year-old male occupant had organized a party while he was parents were away for the weekend. The teen admitted the party "got out of control." Parents were called to pick up the four juveniles who remained. The boy was picked up by friends of the family, who promised to watch him until his parents returned home.

Sunday, Dec. 8

Loud party: Officers went to an apartment on Ascot Drive at 12:26 a.m. on a report of a loud party. Police found a party with college-age students and loud music playing. The female occupant of the airport was told to keep the noise down. She was given a city Loud Party Noise Ordinance.


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