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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Crime reporting goes high tech

In an effort to maintain services amid widespread county cutbacks and as a means of keeping up with today's cyber lifestyle,...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2009
Last comment by armand, on Feb 4, 2009 at 6:04 pm | 1 comment | 1972 Views

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Rest in peace

Last week someone expressed his opinion of 17-year-old Rylan Fuchs, who was shot in his front yard in Danville on Jan. 20...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2009
Last comment by Katy, on Mar 6, 2009 at 2:49 pm | 2 comments | 2072 Views

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Rain doesn't dampen Alamo election

Rain continues to pour down in Alamo but is detering neither electioneers nor voters. Signs line Alamo Plaza as well as streets...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by Hal Bailey, on Mar 3, 2009 at 4:48 pm | 1 comment | 1922 Views

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Couple arrested for mortgage fraud

A pair of San Ramon residents were among four people named in a mortgage fraud indictment handed down last week by a federal...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2009
Last comment by don, on Mar 8, 2009 at 10:31 am | 1 comment | 2311 Views

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Official says elder abuse cases are being investigated

The head of Aging and Adult Services takes issue with a report made last week by a Contra Costa County Civil Grand Jury that...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2009
Last comment by Bob, on Mar 25, 2009 at 8:11 am | 3 comments | 2339 Views

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Danville man among slain Oakland officers

Ervin Romans of Danville was one of the three Oakland police officers shot and killed yesterday by a man on parole. Romans,...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2009
Last comment by Judith B., on Mar 27, 2009 at 11:43 am | 32 comments | 2991 Views

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Now it's Police Chief Capt. Wenzel

Danville Police Chief Chris Wenzel was promoted to captain recently, an unusual promotion for a deputy with the Sheriff's...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2009
Last comment by Halamo, on Mar 27, 2009 at 9:13 am | 2 comments | 1942 Views

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Road rage leads to arrest

An incident of road rage ended with a Danville man in custody after he waved a knife at another driver and challenged him...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2009
Last comment by Make Danville Safe, on May 1, 2009 at 12:27 pm | 11 comments | 2303 Views

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Building a bridge to somewhere - the new Y!

Workers from R.M. Harris of Martinez direct concrete out through a long tube to fill in the forms on the bridge connecting...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2009
Last comment by Hal Bailey, on Apr 26, 2009 at 8:59 pm | 1 comment | 1751 Views

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Two swings stolen from Hap Magee

Two swing sets were discovered missing Wednesday morning from Hap Ranch Ranch Park. The swings had apparently been dismantled...

Original post made on May. 1, 2009
Last comment by Community courtesy, on May 5, 2009 at 7:17 am | 5 comments | 1958 Views

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High speed pursuit ends in stolen vehicle arrest

A sharp curve proved to be the undoing of a Bay Point car thief being pursued at speeds up to 90 mph by Danville police officers...

Original post made on May. 6, 2009
Last comment by Aaron, on May 13, 2009 at 8:57 pm | 8 comments | 2230 Views

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Like mother, like daughter

To celebrate Mother's Day this year, we held our second annual Mother-Daughter Look-Alike Contest. Our staff narrowed down...

Original post made on May. 13, 2009
Last comment by Tatum, on May 13, 2009 at 5:39 pm | 1 comment | 1754 Views

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Burglar nabbed after call from neighbors

A phone call from neighbors of a house under construction on Matadera Circle and an alert Danville police officer led to...

Original post made on May. 15, 2009
Last comment by Rick, on May 16, 2009 at 2:40 pm | 6 comments | 1915 Views

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Safeway purse snatcher nabbed by cops

Two men are being held in connection with the theft of a purse from an elderly woman shopping at the Safeway store on Camino...

Original post made on May. 18, 2009
Last comment by Jonathan, on Jul 12, 2009 at 3:02 pm | 10 comments | 2427 Views

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Scherer's public defender indicates he'll plead not guilty

A public defender for accused murderer Ernest Scherer III indicated to an Alameda County Superior Court judge Tuesday that...

Original post made on May. 28, 2009
Last comment by Mary Beth, on Jul 13, 2009 at 8:36 am | 2 comments | 1849 Views

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Planners OK private 'Field of Dreams'

The two-year long battle over a sports practice field built on a ridgeline ended Tuesday with little fanfare. No impassioned...

Original post made on May. 29, 2009
Last comment by Citizen Paine, on Jul 16, 2009 at 2:42 pm | 3 comments | 1935 Views

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Man hospitalized after Danville bar fight

An altercation ended with one man in the hospital and another in police custody, after two men began fighting in a Danville...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2009
Last comment by Bob, on Jun 18, 2009 at 5:55 pm | 11 comments | 2418 Views

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Smoking materials blamed for small fire at Alamo Plaza

Alamo residents out enjoying a quiet cup of coffee Wednesday afternoon at the Yellow Wood Café got a bit of excitement with...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2009
Last comment by Shelley, on Jul 20, 2009 at 11:00 am | 1 comment | 1787 Views

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Police services study nearing completion

A study of police services in Danville has passed the halfway point and is expected to reach completion by the end of next...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2009
Last comment by Rick Pshaw, on Jul 27, 2009 at 11:02 am | 2 comments | 1993 Views

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FBI arrests Blackhawk father and daughter in securities scheme

Two members of a Danville family are facing federal charges in connection with a securities fraud that netted nearly $3 million....

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2009
Last comment by Janet, on Jul 30, 2009 at 9:18 am | 1 comment | 2112 Views
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