Police Log: A Scourge of Unpermitted Solicitors Descends On Moraga

The following information was taken from the Moraga Police Log and rewritten by Lamorinda Patch.

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013

12:29pm – Officers responded to many reports of two women, both with red hair, who were going door to door soliciting. The women did not have permits, and were advised that the city had an ordinance requiring permits for solicitation.

1:41pm – A man and woman were reported going door to door, soliciting on Natalie Dr. One of the women had an outstanding warrant from San Louis Obisbo. She was taken to the police department for booking, and released on her promise to appear in court.

2:05pm – An officer was contacted by a resident of Camino Peral who said a strange woman claiming to be her neighbor came to the door and wanted to talk about softball. The woman tried to enter the home. The officer found the woman and discovered she was part of a group of people soliciting magazines in the area. She was advised to tell her supervisor about the city’s solicitation ordinance.

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013

10:00pm – A 1996 Honda Accord was reported stolen from a home on Ascot Dr.

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013

3:00pm – A man reported that someone broke into his car at Miramonte High School and stole an $8,000 piece of surveying equipment.




Moraga Mom February 27, 2013 at 08:30 PM
Now help me understand- Why the lady who tried to enter the house was let go and was only advised to tell her supervisor about the city’s solicitation ordinance. Are you kidding me with all the break-ins!
Moraga Mom February 27, 2013 at 08:34 PM
Oh another good one is, the other lady with an outstanding warrant from San Luis Obispo. I'm sure she'll get right on that. Ridiculous!
DC / Lafayette February 27, 2013 at 08:38 PM
Ug...the solicitors are back. I had one this weekend...could NOT get rid of him until I asked him for his solicitors permit and mentioned the police. Yes, I told him no and closed the door. He showed up an another door!
DC / Lafayette February 27, 2013 at 08:42 PM
And...their schtick (sp) is painful (and at times passive aggressive). Said he would "beat it like Michael Jackson when he was done saying what he had to say"...Whaaat?
Eastofthehills February 27, 2013 at 09:24 PM
lol did you tell him the teachers at the local middle schools already beat him to it....?


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