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Drugs, handcuffs, arrests: Danville proves to be anything but quiet

Original post made on Aug 1, 2011

When I was told that I would be riding along in a patrol car of the Danville Police Department, I expected to watch traffic stops and cell phone violations, which would have been satisfying enough. Instead, I was lucky to experience what Danville officers consider a busy day.


Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, July 31, 2011, 4:46 PM

Comments (9)

Posted by john tanner, a resident of Danville
on Aug 1, 2011 at 7:45 am

Time to give up on the drug war. Better to be honest and educate then to create silly action heroes arresting boys and girls with drugs up their cracks.


Posted by Lili, a resident of Alamo
on Aug 1, 2011 at 7:53 am

"Danville kids think they're gangsters and then they come [to jail] and meet real ones," Maldonado said.

Best line of the story. How many times do you see these dumb punks in nice cars with music blasting & their hats worn backward, and wish they'd get a flat tire in West Oakland and see how tough they act there?


Posted by Sally, a resident of San Ramon Valley High School
on Aug 1, 2011 at 11:24 am

John - that is a crazy thing to say. Who are you going to "educate?" The kids buying the drugs or the ones looking to make big money by selling it? And "silly action heroes?" You should be ashamed. These are police officers that risk their lives every day for us. Yes, the San Ramon Valley is quiet, but things happen. Better to say thank you and show our appreciation for the work they are doing at keeping our valley safe and uneventful!


Posted by collins, a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Aug 1, 2011 at 11:36 am

Interesting article. There is an error I would like to point out. Oxycontin is a prescription pain killer. It is NOT a form of Heroin. When people abuse the drug, it can be as addicting as Heroin. Heroin is not legal in any form in the US.


Posted by j, a resident of Danville
on Aug 1, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Kudos to the police officers that risk their lives out there daily...even in Danville.


Posted by Derek, a resident of Danville
on Aug 1, 2011 at 2:01 pm

I smell a reality TV show here (and God knows we can never have too many of them....).
We can call it "Danville punk meets the Homies".
I'm betting it will score better ratings than these idiotic musical shows.
Thanks for the fun read Amelia.


Posted by Shiela, a resident of Danville
on Aug 1, 2011 at 3:06 pm

I'm extremely happy that our more seasoned officers, Officer Maldonado have examples of great work accomplished in the Town of Danville. But all too often, the officers working are young and inexperienced and make stupid gaffes pissing of the locals of Mayberry! Danville is not a training ground for new recruits to issue stupid tickets, i.e camping out in front of the SRV at 5 am Sunday morning accusing someone of drinking and issuing a speeding ticket for 42 mph in a zone changing from 35 to 25 mph. Cheap shot.

And Officer Maldonado, and I'm not aware of ANY ticket being $35, maybe a parking ticket. This may explain why folks are so pissed when they get a simple ticket that you think is $35 and is closer to $250, plus traffic school and possible a point with increased car insurance.

I support fighting crime but not potentially generating revenue by issuing unreasonable tickets. Kudos for putting your life on the line to protect us public, bummer for pissing of the good community you support with stupid tickets when there are so many great opportunies to issue legit ones. I want to support our local crime fighter's but I'm so pissed right now, I've got no luv for the PoPo!


Posted by Penny, a resident of Danville
on Aug 2, 2011 at 10:05 am

Shiela, if it's illegal, you're accountable for it, even if it's speeding. I, for one, am glad that our officers have time to ticket in school zones because that means my kids are that much safer from reckless, speeding drivers on their cell phones.


Posted by Local and Happy, a resident of Alamo
on Aug 3, 2011 at 8:50 am

hahah - try not to let the door hit you on the way out! Maybe in Texas you can learn to spell...


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