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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

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 | 2255 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 | 2701 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 | 2310 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 | 2387 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 | 2682 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 | 2105 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 | 2479 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 | 3004 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 | 2404 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 | 2361 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 | 2832 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 | 2226 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 | 2497 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 | 2677 Views

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Car totaled at El Cerro under freeway

San Ramon Valley Firefighters responded to a vehicle accident on Tuesday, Aug. 11, on El Cerro Blvd at I-680. Crews transported...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2009
Last comment by jo, on Aug 17, 2009 at 10:51 am | 1 comment | 1992 Views

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Sheriff's deputies continue probe in Fuchs killing

Investigators with the Contra Costa Sheriff's Department continue to work on making arrests in the January murder of Danville...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2009
Last comment by Citizen Paine, on Sep 19, 2009 at 11:30 am | 33 comments | 4076 Views

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Scherer to stand trial for parents' deaths

Ernest Scherer III, 31, sat emotionless in an Oakland courtroom Friday as Judge Jeffrey Horner ordered the defendant to stand...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2009
Last comment by Sad, on Aug 25, 2009 at 7:51 pm | 3 comments | 2157 Views

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Released murder suspect back in custody

An Alameda County teenager arrested in connection with the January slaying of 17-year-old Rylan Fuchs is back in custody...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2009
Last comment by Student, on Sep 10, 2009 at 11:40 pm | 41 comments | 3624 Views

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Burglar bagged by sharp-eyed neighbor

An early morning burglar was stymied last week through the actions of a vigilant neighbor. Danville Police Department Lt....

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2009
Last comment by Barbara, on Sep 1, 2009 at 9:48 pm | 6 comments | 2417 Views

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Police suspect hate crime after two men beat taxi driver

Two suspects, from Danville and Alamo, were arrested Thursday for allegedly beating a taxi driver in Pleasanton in what appears...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2009
Last comment by Bob, on Jun 13, 2010 at 9:28 pm | 23 comments | 3691 Views
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