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This week's police log

The Danville Police Department provides Danville Express with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling, omitting the more mundane, such as routine traffic stops.

The following information is provided by the Danville Police Department:

Sunday, June 13

* Unknown problem, arrest, on Crow Canyon Rd. at 2:26 a.m.

* Vandalism on Glen Arms Dr. at 7:49 a.m.

* Reckless driving on Diablo Rd. and southbound I-680 on ramp at 1:48 p.m.

* Misdemeanor hit-and-run on Buckeye Lane at 6:42 p.m.

* Accident, property damage, on Boone Ct. and San Ramon Valley Blvd. at 8:04 p.m.

* Vandalism on 3400 block of Camino Tassajara at 10:40 p.m.

* Party disturbance on Glasbow Cir. at 10:42 p.m.

* Vandalism on San Ramon Valley Blvd. at 11:07 p.m.

Monday, June 14

* Vandalism on La Gonda Way at 8:32 a.m.

* Robbery on 600 block of Hartz Ave. at 8:53 a.m.

* Accident, minor injuries, on Brookside Dr. and Greenbrook Dr. at 9:52 a.m.

* Misdemeanor hit-and-run on Crow Canyon Rd. at 10:58 a.m.

* Auto burglary on Danville Blvd. at 12:50 p.m.

* Auto burglary on La Gonda Way at 2:08 p.m.

* Felony throwing objects at vehicles on Belleterre Dr. and Old Blackhawk Rd. at 3:53 p.m.

* Suspicious circumstances, arrest, on Camino Ramon at 9:46 p.m.

Tuesday, June 15

* Accident, property damage, on Glasgow Cir. and Stirling Dr. at 9:23 a.m.

* Misdemeanor hit-and-run on Stirling Dr. at 10:42 a.m.

* Petty theft on Brightwood Cir. at 11:28 a.m.

* Vandalism on Phoenix St. at 12:09 p.m.

* Petty theft on Camino Tassajara and Mansfield Dr. at 12:24 p.m.

* Suspicious vehicle stop, arrest, on Morninghome Rd. at 3:50 p.m.

* Misdemeanor hit-and-run on San Ramon Valley Blvd. at 5:11 p.m.

* Fight disturbance on Camino Ramon and Sycamore Cir. at 10:41 p.m.

Wednesday, June 16

* Promiscuous shooting on Joaquin Dr. at 1:17 a.m.

* Fireworks disturbance on Serene Ct. at 1:18 a.m.

* Promiscuous shooting on Serene Ct. at 1:18 a.m.

* Residential burglary on Montecito Dr. at 7:32 a.m.

* Credit card fraud on Antelope Ridge Way at 10:36 a.m.

* Welfare check, arrest, on Alta Vista Way and Woodranch Dr. at 12:14 p.m.

* Petty theft on Kuss Rd. at 4:09 p.m.

* Misdemeanor driving under the influence (DUI), on Camino Tassajara and Sherburne Hills at 6:01 p.m.

* Auto burglary on E. Linda Mesa Ave. and Rose Ave. at 6:32 p.m.

* Party disturbance on Brookside Dr. at 11:56 p.m.

Thursday, June 17

* Vandalism on Woodranch Cir. at 1:24 a.m.

* Auto burglary on Fostoria Way at 9:06 a.m.

* Petty theft on Sky Ter. at 1:53 p.m.

* Vandalism on La Vista Way at 2:02 p.m.

* Vandalism on Railroad Ave. at 5:22 p.m.

* Battery, arrest, on Hartz Ave. and Linda Mesa Ave. at 5:40 p.m.

* Misdemeanor battery on 200 block of Hartz Ave. at 5:43 p.m.

* Vehicle traffic stop, arrest, on Diablo Rd. and northbound I-680 on ramp at 11:30 p.m.

Friday, June 18

* Suspicious vehicle stop, arrest, on Franciscan Dr. at 3:04 a.m.

* Promiscuous shooting on Montego Dr. and Ocho Rios Dr. at 6:01 a.m.

* Auto burglary on Fairway Dr. at 8:08 a.m.

* Vandalism on Greenbrook Dr. at 8:15 a.m.

* Auto burglary on Smokewood Ct. at 2:24 p.m.

* DUI on Diablo Rd. at 4:40 p.m.

* Vandalism on Alamo Springs Dr. at 9:49 p.m.

* Vehicle traffic stop, arrest, on Camino Tassajara and El Rincon Rd. at 11:42 p.m.

Saturday, June 19

* Vehicle traffic stop, arrest, on Diablo Rd. at 12:27 p.m.

* Vehicle traffic stop, arrest, on southbound I-680 off ramp and Sycamore Valley Rd. at 1:08 a.m.

* Promiscuous shooting on Hill Meadow Pl. at 1:15 a.m.

* Alcohol intoxicated subject on Matteson Ct. at 2:02 a.m.

* Vehicle motorist assist, arrest, on Brookside Dr. and Sycamore Valley Rd. at 2:50 a.m.

* Suspicious subject, arrest, on Green Valley Rd. and Verde Mesa Dr. at 9:22 a.m.

* Vandalism on Windover Dr. at 12:39 p.m.

* Accident, property damage, at Railroad Ave. at 1:29 p.m.

* Accident, property damage, on Camino Tassajara and Liverpool St. at 4:18 p.m.

* Battery on Sycamore Cir. at 6:27 p.m.

* Misdemeanor battery on Garden Creek Pl. at 8:31 p.m.

* Party disturbance on Greenbrook Dr. at 10:06 p.m.

Comments

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Posted by Concerned Parent
a resident of Alamo
on Jun 22, 2010 at 8:09 am

What do you think should be done to stop kids from partying in the Oak Hill Park parking lot, smoking pot on top of the park's hill, and "parking" on nearby Glenwood Court, leaving alcohol containers and condoms in their wake? Endless calls to the police to drive by this area have not stopped the kids from using it as their preferred party zone. Suggestions?


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Posted by Derek
a resident of Danville
on Jun 22, 2010 at 8:47 am

I doubt the city has the funds, but some high wattage lights (perhaps motion sensor activated?) might dissuade them. Sounds like all the cops are doing is indeed "driving by". If they were making open container arrests and taking the little reprobates back to their parents you would be seeing less of it than you are.


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Posted by spcwt
a resident of Danville
on Jun 22, 2010 at 10:24 am

If it's really bugging you, you can go on Craigslist or whatever and hire a security services firm. For a few hundred bucks, several burly guys in security uniforms will show up the next time there's a party and clear the rug rats out. Or if you're up to it, you and some buddies could do it yourselves. Could be fun.


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Posted by Gary
a resident of Danville
on Jun 23, 2010 at 8:24 am

Starting a community Neighborhood Watch program (make sure it has teeth -- which means neighbors have to actually get involved!)might work. The Danville PD can help you set it up. Arm the watch patrols with flashlights and put up signs that indicate a watch is in effect. Make up a schedule of intermittent "walk-bys" for everyone to share the load in. A few "untimely" flashlights in a car window done frequently will do wonders to stop the mess.


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Posted by Sandy
a resident of Danville
on Jun 23, 2010 at 9:16 am

Talk to the kids, tell them to "take it away" from your neighborhood. It worked for us, we were the party scene until we banded together and every time the kids would start hanging out - one of the four of us would go out and talk to them, telling them their behavior was not acceptable in our neighborhood. We all have kids we don't want influenced, or injured, as a result of their bad behavior.

Never mean, never confrontational, but always saying if they don't leave immediately - we were calling the police. They always left and two years later have not come back.


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Posted by qwerty
a resident of Blackhawk
on Jun 23, 2010 at 3:40 pm

where the kids come from? no parents? wow!


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Posted by Concerned Parent
a resident of Alamo
on Jun 23, 2010 at 8:50 pm

We call the police nightly, and there have been arrests made/parents called, but I think bright lights may be the only other answer. We're on a small court and I don't want retaliation, nor do I want to shine a flashlight if a drug deal is going down. If they would just drive by nightly and see what is going on, maybe they'd decide to install some bright lights or "No Parking from Dusk until Dawn" signs...


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