Police reports for Lafayette, Alamo, Danville and San Ramon have been temporarily interrupted during an information technology transfer from a 12-year-old system to Contra Costa County's new $1.4 million Tiburon Law Records and Law Command CAD (Computer Aided Design).
"We found out that our old system is about to be dropped," Dave Spinelli, Contra Costa County's information systems project manager, said. "We had wanted to do it (replace the CAD 2000 system) for about six years, but funding fell through."
This time funding came through and the brand new system has many more tools and maps, said Spinelli. The new Tiburon system also is expected to meet the latest federal justice data systems security requirements.
Data transfer started Sept. 9 when existing system information was put into "inquiry-only mode" and data was transferred to another server. During that time there is no data entry added to the estimated .5 terabytes in the system, Spinelli remarked.
Spinelli commented, "It is a very dynamic system. It could be another week or two before we are stable."
Reach Dana Guzzetti at firstname.lastname@example.org. Below are the week's police reports that were available, from Moraga:
The following excerpts were taken from the Moraga police log:
Wednesday, Sept. 18 Truancy: Officers responded to the 140 block of Walford Drive for the report of a 13-year-old male who refused to get out of bed and go to school. Officers spoke to the juvenile and convinced him to get up and go.
Thursday, Sept. 19 Outside assist: Officers were called to the intersection of St. Marys Road and Rheem Boulevard for the report of a cow near the roadway creating a traffic hazard. The owner was contacted and took possession of the cow. Suspicious Circumstances: Officers responded to an apartment complex on Ascot Drive for the report of an unknown person walking inside the complex with an object in his hand. Officers identified the subject as a resident with a cell phone in hand.
Friday, Sept. 20 Accident: A rollover accident occurred on Buckingham Drive and Moraga Road when a vehicle struck a small trailer causing the vehicle to roll over on its roof. Driver sustained a minor injury.
Saturday, Sept. 21 Theft: Officers responded to a residence on Ascot Drive for a report of a three stolen bicycles. One hour later an officers observed a female riding a bike that matched the description of a stolen bike. Subject for arrested for suspected possession of stolen property.
Sunday, Sept. 22 Shots Fired: Two separate reports of shots fired were reported in the area of Camino Pablo. Upon arrival officer heard nothing suspicious and unusual. No further incidents were reported.
Monday, Sept. 23 Civil Dispute: A resident on Thorndale Place contacted the police regarding a property line dispute claiming a neighbor planted a tree over the line. Upon arrival officers were unable to make contact with the neighbor. Vandalism: Officers responded to the report of a male juvenile spray painting an electrical box in the area of St. Marys Road and Moraga Boulevard. No suspects were located.