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Trained eye leads to arrest of car thief

Original post made on Apr 8, 2008

Danville police Lt. Mark Williams, fresh off his shift at 5:30 p.m., stopped into the 7-Eleven in Alamo to get a drink last Thursday. On his way out, he noticed something fishy. Photo by Ed Boersma.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, April 8, 2008, 10:26 AM

Comments (13)

Posted by Oxymo Ron, a resident of another community
on Apr 8, 2008 at 4:02 pm

Hark! neighbors,

The Danville Police have pulled another border raid in Alamo! I guess they don't sell Slurpies in Danville.

With drawn weapons, just how frightening is that?

OX

One HAL of a Pal


Posted by Michelle, a resident of another community
on Apr 9, 2008 at 10:57 am

Its nice to know that even when an officer is off duty they are still protecting our communities and are concerned for our safety. I would be frightening to drive up on, but even more frightening that people like that are out there on our streets and remember that Lt. Williams was off duty therefore not wearing a protective vest, I am sure his wife and kids would rather he come home each night.


Posted by Michelle, a resident of another community
on Apr 9, 2008 at 10:57 am

Its nice to know that even when an officer is off duty they are still protecting our communities and are concerned for our safety. I would be frightening to drive up on, but even more frightening that people like that are out there on our streets and remember that Lt. Williams was off duty therefore not wearing a protective vest, I am sure his wife and kids would rather he come home each night.


Posted by Oxymo Ron, a resident of another community
on Apr 9, 2008 at 6:37 pm

Dear neighbors,

The risk of a Danville Police Officer conducting operations in Alamo is simply the matter of care for neighbors in the line of fire. The risk of Danville Police in Alamo has been repeated many times as they conduct politically motivated intimidation of our neighbors. Now with guns drawn, Danville Police are unwelcome among our neighborhoods.

Michele can understand that Lt. Williams is more than welcome to go home by a route outside of Alamo.

OX

One HAl of a Pal


Posted by member, a resident of Alamo
on Apr 12, 2008 at 8:37 am

folks - keep those cars clean! "Williams walked by the car and saw it was ransacked, which raised his suspicions even more. A trashed car is a sign that it might be stolen, since people are prone to taking good care of cars they've purchased themselves."
Otherwise you run the risk of being pulled out at gunpoint (by no less than eight officers 'of the law'), spread eagled on the ground, cavity searched, and a ride in matching bracelets to Martinez.

Sheesh, now the cops are psychologists too.


Posted by Lucy, a resident of Danville
on Apr 14, 2008 at 4:56 pm

I think it's really ridiculous that you wrote any of that, Oxymoron.


Posted by Sue, a resident of Danville
on Apr 16, 2008 at 2:40 pm

I am proud to be a citizen of Danville and I totally appreciate the quick response of our police officers.

Being a police officer is a thankless job. Most police officers do a good job and protect without an attitude. There are some, as in any profession that are out of control. I have lived in Danville 22 years and feel VERY safe due to the fact our officers care about the residents and our safety and our neighboring cities.

I am happy that Lt. Williams went over and above his call of duty and caught this slimebag that shouldn't be on the streets anyway, and his lovely girlfriend.

Obviously OxyMORON must be either a criminal or on the criminal's side OR has nothing better to do than to knock our officers.

Go get a life, or a hobby, Moron!


Posted by Oxymo Ron, a resident of another community
on Apr 17, 2008 at 7:45 am

Dear neighbors,

Clearly, the oxymoron illustrated is highlighted in the anger caused by ignorance of Danville Police "border raids" in Alamo. Danville should be proud of actions by Danville Police in Danville. Danville should not be proud of any residents' anger that is expressed as insults and lacking content.

A complex oxymoron should bring a smile even to Chief Chris Wenzel, +1.925.314.3701 for Diablo Vista (Alamo) neighbors taking note.

OX

One HAL of a Pal


Posted by Kathy Bell, a resident of another community
on Apr 17, 2008 at 8:27 am

Posted by request of the Iron Horse neighbors

Dear Danville neighbors,

Anger expressed in this forum by very few Danville residents toward Diablo Vista (Alamo) neighbors who do not want armed and dangerous actions by Danville Police in our neighborhoods appears part of an arrogant belief that the Town of Danville is somehow important to us. Our neighborhoods have little reason to visit Danville retail and commercial areas because Walnut Creek's exceptional shopping, commercial services and hospitality is easily available to us and our own Alamo business district provides most daily shopping and professional needs.

Our region has its own substation and sheriff services and we should not expect or approve Danville Police actions in our neighborhoods.

Kathy Bell
Iron Horse neighbors
Diablo Vista region

Posted from Iron Horse neighbors e-exchanges


Posted by Giselle, a resident of Danville
on Apr 17, 2008 at 9:15 am

So when you call 911- do your country police services respond right away?! I'm sure they don't because you are in an incorporated area.

Although I'm sure when there's a catastrophe, you'll be whining when no one cares about Alamo.


Posted by Hal Bailey, a resident of another community
on Apr 17, 2008 at 12:17 pm

Dear neighbors,

In the scope of this discussion, we should recognize Elmer Glasser, Alamo's P2-B District Officer and his fellow Sheriff officers serving our district. Our sub-station officers, supported by Highway Patrol officers, have been rapid responders and community-oriented service providers. Their friendly, courteous relationships with neighbors has always resulted in a wave and a smile as they drive through our neighborhoods in effective patrol.

Even when my ASIAN business requires a 3AM conference, I can often see Sheriff and Highway Patrol officers passing through our neighborhood.

Special thanks to our P-2B police services providers,

Hal Bailey



Posted by Monte, in Alamo, a resident of Alamo
on Apr 17, 2008 at 12:33 pm

Posted with the permision of the author

Amen, Hal,

Well said thanks to our local officers that serve us so very well. I recently tripped entering the Alamo Post Office and an officer came out of the substation to make sure I was all right or needed some emergency services. The officer walked into the post office with me just to make sure I was really on my feet.

Let me double your thanks, Hal,

Monte, in Alamo

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Posted by Vince Kreigher, a resident of another community
on Apr 23, 2008 at 2:51 pm

Posted with a smile for the author

Does anyone remember the Richmond "Cowboy" police, circa 1980's, that believed the first three warning shots should be in the leg? Do you remember when the West County governments would make you pick your own pocket and give them the proceeds?

I'm sure that Danville does not have that brand of Cowboys and I am sure that Mayor Andersen does run an earnest government. BUT, with that said, I am planning on letting the Mayor Andersen know when I am in town so that Deputy Barney Fife keeps his gun in its holster.

Smile, Danville, we love you,

Vince Kreigher
Away in Morro Bay

Posted from All things Alamo & Pop(u)lar e-chains


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