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Lafayette Rez Walk Proves Costly: Car Stolen, Orinda Home Burgled

An Aspinwall Court home was burglarized Thursday after the owner left her car at the Lafayette Reservoir to take a morning walk.

Police in Orinda and Lafayette are investigating a curious case which started with an Orinda woman's brisk walk around the Lafayette Reservoir Thursday.

Apparently a thief or thieves made off with the homeowner's car while she walked around the reservoir with her child and returned to her home in her vehicle, entering the vacant residence and making off with "thousands" in valuables.

Neither Orinda or Lafayette police were immediately available to comment on the burglary, which took place on quiet Aspinwall Court, but neighbors said officers surrounded the home at around 10:45 a.m. Thursday and searched it. It is not believed the thief or thieves was found.

The burglar or burglars left the woman's car in her driveway.

Chris Nicholson December 03, 2011 at 09:35 PM
MBlog: You first boldly said the perps "[were] *likely* third generation local young ones" (emphasis mine). This has no basis in reality. You subsequently limply said "...some [of] the children of these affluent communities are *not immune* from becoming criminals..." (again, emphasis mine) which is easy to agree with. I try to harangue everyone here who confidently makes improbable claims without foundation in fact or logic. There's not enough critical thinking in the world, and I just try to do my part to promote it. @Brad: there is no reason to believe that it is more likely that the perps here came from high-crime areas to the West versus to the East--- all criminals are xmas shopping this season.
Fritz 'Congodog' Stoop December 03, 2011 at 10:41 PM
So saith 5&dime, "I try to harangue everyone here who confidently makes improbable claims without foundation in fact or logic. There's not enough critical thinking in the world, and I just try to do my part to promote it." I think I finally get it! This is a double-back, triple irony, with a dash of tongue-in-cheek with an indian-giver back. I saw this once in a Shakespeare class I took on a whim back in my UC Berkeley undergrad days. I laughed so hard, I cried. Or maybe it was the tear gas sneaking in through the open windows of the auditorium. I can see why you're on the job. Wouldn't want any less-than-probable, illogical nega-factoids being promulgated in this here high temple of seriousness and up-there awareness. Now if I were to mention that these fictitious lower/uber class felons were never actually accounted for in the tally of 'real' criminals because their daddies used some of the money they had left to influence the criminal justice system in such a way that the record of criminal activity just kinda went away, you'd probably think I was pulling your leg, right? I still think the old woman had a point. At least in her experience. Over and, blessedly, out. MB
Shannon W. December 03, 2011 at 10:45 PM
Great idea! I just did that (programmed the police as our home address in our GPS). Also, will not be leaving the registration in the car from now on when I park the car in certain circumstances.
Bill Paxton December 04, 2011 at 08:20 PM
Shocking!!! More anit-police statements.
Sara December 05, 2011 at 08:06 PM
Subsequent information has put the questions posed in this post to rest, thank goodness. JD, did they ever catch the other two people involved in the car theft and chase that started in Moraga and ended in Orinda with one of the thieves crashing? It is pretty apparent that people are coming here to steal and it's for a reason: they think we're soft.

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