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 20

* Misdemeanor driving under the influence (DUI) on Del Amigo Rd. and Diamond Dr. at 1:15 a.m.

* Battery on Serene Ct. at 1:40 a.m.

* Drunk in public on San Ramon Valley Blvd. and Railroad Ave. at 12:44 p.m.

* Grand theft from vehicle on Old Orchard Dr. at 2:35 p.m. and 3:54 p.m.

* Petty theft, bicycle, on Woodranch Circle at 4:56 p.m.

* Suspicious circumstances on Quinterra Lane at 8:11 p.m.

Monday, June 21

* Residential burglary on Old Orchard Dr. at 8:14 a.m.

* Auto burglary on Shelterwood Lane at 8:16 a.m. and 9:35 a.m.

* Vandalism on Tunbridge Rd. at 10:56 a.m.

* Petty theft on Brookside Dr. at 1:56 p.m.

* Grand theft on Railroad Ave. at 3:42 p.m.

* Music disturbance on Highland Dr. and Sky Terrace at 8:28 p.m.

* Music disturbance on Van Gordon Pl. at 8:37 p.m.

* Accident, property damage, on San Ramon Valley Blvd. and Sycamore Valley Rd. at 10:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 22

* Vandalism on 1400 block of Camino Tassajara at 12:11 a.m.

* Suspicious circumstances on Graham Ct. at 8:09 a.m.

* 911 abandoned, arrest, on Vista Dr. at 8:22 a.m.

* Suspicious circumstances on Weller Lane at 11:32 a.m.

* Vandalism on Camino Tassajara and Sycamore Valley Rd. at 4:53 p.m.

* Misdemeanor hit-and-run on Carlyle Ct. at 5:35 p.m.

* Petty theft on Jensen Ct. at 8:28 p.m.

* Residential burglary on Harlan Dr. at 8:40 p.m.

* Party disturbance on Ynez Cir. at 10:03 p.m.

Wednesday, June 23

* Party disturbance on Camino Encanto and Corte Nogal at 12:12 a.m.

* Warrant advised on Borel Lane at 7:13 a.m.

* Petty theft on Indian Home Rd. at 7:15 a.m.

* Accident, property damage, on Sycamore Valley Rd. and Tunbridge Rd. at 7:44 a.m.

* Petty theft on Sycamore Valley Rd. W. at 10:40 a.m.

* Terrorist threats on Diablo Rd. at 12:12 p.m.

* DUI on Crow Canyon Rd. at 1:34 p.m.

* Vandalism on La Gonda Way at 2:22 p.m.

* Auto burglary on Tunbridge Rd. at 2:35 p.m.

* Auto burglary on Indian Home Rd. at 3:14 p.m.

* Petty theft, shoplift, arrest, on Fostoria Way at 3:19 p.m.

* Grand theft on Camino Tassajara and Mansfield Dr. at 3:51 p.m.

* Misdemeanor hit-and-run on Glasgow Cir. at 11:07 p.m.

Thursday, June 24

* Auto burglary on Arends Dr. at 7:16 a.m.

* Credit card fraud on Myrtle Beach Lane at 8:21 a.m.

* Grand theft from vehicle on Windover Dr. at 10:15 a.m.

* Residential burglary, arrest, on Franciscan Dr. at 12:55 p.m.

* Reckless driving on Diablo Rd. and northbound I-680 off ramp at 2:17 p.m.

* DUI, arrest, on La Gonda Way at 4:45 p.m.

* Suspicious circumstances on Diablo Creek Pl. at 10:06 p.m.

Friday, June 25

* Music disturbance on Diablo Rd. and W. El Pintado Rd. at 9:03 a.m.

* Accident, property damage, on Railroad Ave. at 3:07 p.m.

* Battery on Gerbera St. at 3:38 p.m.

* Accident, property damage, on Hartz Ave. and Linda Mesa Ave. at 5:27 p.m.

* Fireworks disturbance on Franciscan Dr. and Joaquin Dr. at 10:27 p.m.

* Noise disturbance on E. Linda Mesa Ave. and Rose Ave. at 11:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 26

* Silent alarm, arrest, on 3100 block of Stone Valley Rd. at 1:25 a.m.

* Reckless driving on Hartz Way and San Ramon Valley Blvd. at 1:46 a.m.

* Battery, arrest, on La Gonda Way at 11:04 a.m.

* Auto burglary on Scotts Mill Ct. at 11:27 a.m.

* Accident, property damage, on Hartz Ave. and Railroad Ave. at 11:56 a.m.

* Petty theft on Rainbow Cir. at 5:14 p.m.

* Reckless driving on Sycamore Valley Rd. and Tunbridge Rd. at 9:46 p.m.

* Drunk in public on Diablo Rd. and Hartz Ave. at 9:46 p.m.

* Battery on Old Orchard Dr. and Sycamore Valley Rd. at 10:36 p.m.

* Promiscuous shooting on Sycamore Valley Rd. and Tunbridge Rd. at 11:26 p.m.

* Shooting, shots fired, arrest, on Old Orchard Dr. at 11:31 p.m.


Posted by Dan, a resident of Danville
on Jun 28, 2010 at 4:27 pm

* Promiscuous shooting on Sycamore Valley Rd. and Tunbridge Rd. at 11:26 p.m.

Promiscuous shooting?

Posted by JP, a resident of Danville
on Jun 28, 2010 at 8:29 pm

Check out the window on the front of the clubhouse. Unless you're confused about "promiscuous" which I guess means sort of haphazard and indiscriminate? Seems like an odd choice of words.

Posted by Barney, a resident of Danville
on Jun 29, 2010 at 1:48 am

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Posted by Ron, a resident of Danville
on Jun 29, 2010 at 8:30 am

Anybody drive by that club house Sat. night? Looked like I was on 67th Ave and Martin Luther King in Oakland. A local kid was beat up and items stolen by kids attending that party. This kid was just riding his bike home and was in the wrong place at the wrong time. The association should have to pay for all police time and damages so next time they will not rent to thugs.

Posted by Caroline, a resident of Danville
on Jun 29, 2010 at 7:45 pm

Come on guys...promiscuous is an accurate word for the type of shooting that took place: indiscriminate and haphazard.

Posted by Sarah, a resident of Danville
on Jun 30, 2010 at 9:14 am

It's only a matter of time before it spreads to the burbs.

Posted by member, a resident of Danville
on Jun 30, 2010 at 10:10 am

The police in this town are a joke

Posted by Derek, a resident of Danville
on Jun 30, 2010 at 10:30 am

One would have to assume the clubhouse would only be rented to someone in the neighborhood HOA area, or the demon spawn thereof. I agree completely with Ron, and the bill should be sent to the parents.
"Promiscuous shooting" is a term I always shake my head at, and it appears far too often in the Danville crime reports. Any discharge of a gun within any city limits is by definition reckless, so used this way the word promiscuous seems redundant. But God bless the NRA for continuing to ensure that the nation's idiots have unfettered access to firearms. Look what just happened in Chicago, no doubt with copious nudging from some NRA lobbyist scumbag.
One happy note this week at the end of the crime report: five minutes after the first shooting was reported, an arrest was made a block or two away - no question the same criminal. Perhaps a clubhouse party attendee? Or maybe someone who was not invited, and they became upset at the slight?
In several years of looking at these police logs, this is the first time I noticed an arrest for "promiscuous shooting". Here's hoping it is not the last time, and a double wish that the arrestee has all future gun privileges revoked.

Posted by Bob K, a resident of Danville
on Jun 30, 2010 at 4:09 pm

It was four teenagers from outside of Danville according to this:

Web Link

DANVILLE — Police continue to investigate what fueled a shooting at a weekend teen party that caused no injuries but nevertheless shook up the usually quiet town.
Police were called to the Sycamore Homes community clubhouse, 635 Old Orchard Lane, about 11:30 p.m. Saturday after getting reports that someone fired at the building and was shooting into the air, said Sgt. Allan Shields.
Witnesses told police the shooter fled in a car, and a short time later Danville police and the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office pulled over a matching vehicle on Interstate 680 near Stone Valley Road. They detained its four occupants, described by police only as teenage boys from outside Danville.
The driver was arrested on suspicion of possessing a concealed loaded firearm, possessing marijuana for sale, and possessing stolen property. Two other occupants were arrested on suspicion of shooting into an inhabited dwelling. The clubhouse exterior, including a window, showed bullet damage.
A fourth occupant was released to his mother.
Shields said investigators are still determining what motivated the shooting, including whether the suspects were targeting anyone at the party.
Anyone with information about the shooting may contact Detective Ben Alldritt at 925-314-3700.

Posted by Resident, a resident of Danville
on Jun 30, 2010 at 11:24 pm

The police were notified (I called) at 8:30pm Sat that evening that there was "unusual" activity at the club house (e.g., smoking in the parking lot, loud people, loud music, and no adult supervision). Don't know if this could have been stopped a lot sooner. Just glad nobody was seriously hurt; though it sounds like a boy on a bike was a victim. Very, very unacceptable.

Posted by DT, a resident of Danville
on Jul 1, 2010 at 8:55 am

"Police are a joke"
The "resident" that wrote this is the real joke.
Thanks to the Danville PD/CC sheriffs for the quick police response which resulted in a car stop and the arrest of the alleged

Posted by Sue Hart, a resident of Danville
on Jul 1, 2010 at 10:34 am

I don't believe any shooting is 'promiscouous'. Lucky no one was seriously injured or killed. Not only should the shooter be seriously charged, so should the parents. Moms and Dads... where are YOUR children and what are they doing? As a parent, it is MY responsibility to know where my child is and what he is doing.

The Danville Police are wonderful. They are on top of everything, as the immediate arrest in this case demonstrated. The fact that it happend in the first place leads back to my first comment - where are the parents?!

Posted by Danville resident, a resident of Danville
on Jul 1, 2010 at 1:29 pm

Promiscuous is not a value judgment on the part of the police, but a standard descriptive term they are required to use to describe the nature of the incident.

Posted by Vlado, a resident of San Ramon
on Jul 6, 2010 at 7:41 am

A carcass of a large deer struck by some motorist on Camino Ramon between Town limit and Ridgeland drive has been decomposing there since July 1. The authorities (animal control, sheriff, police, etc) are too lazy to remove this nuisance. I suppose we have to wait until the vultures clean it up....

Posted by Euell, a resident of Danville
on Jul 6, 2010 at 10:52 am

Sounds like a promiscuous car/deer collision. When will all this promiscuity end?!?

Posted by Windsor rose, a resident of Danville
on Jul 7, 2010 at 1:14 am

Troublemakers were most likely out of towners with A parent. Breeders and parents? Guess which these came from???

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