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This week's police log

Original post made on Oct 19, 2009

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.


Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, October 19, 2009, 3:38 PM

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Posted by Alex
a resident of Blackhawk
on Oct 19, 2009 at 10:38 pm

I think that's a fantastic idea! Congrats and thank you to the Police Dept.! More openness and transparency strengthens our community, ensures more public trust, collaboration and public participation. Kudos!

And thank you Danville Weekly too.


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Posted by Ophelia Payne
a resident of Danville
on Oct 20, 2009 at 2:50 pm

That's the problem with Danville PD. They are too darn suspicious. If they were in East Oakland, there would be no need to be suspicious. Just arrest everyone driving because you know they are all guilty of something (a crime, or just simply being to good looking) (Probably the latter in most cases). Holla!


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Posted by minimee
a resident of Danville
on Oct 21, 2009 at 9:55 am

They only have suspicious stops because they've got nothing better to do. Also, what in the world is "promiscuous shooting"? Assuming it's random, does that mean someone was actually shot, or does it mean someone randomly shot into the air or ?


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Posted by Doc
a resident of another community
on Oct 21, 2009 at 10:46 am

Minimee has a point. When you're a cop in a quiet community, what are you to do to while away the time? "Suspicious stops" are just the ticket. I, for one, was the target of one of these so-called suspicious stops, and although nothing came of it, I resent it. I used to patronize Danville businesses, in fact Danville was a great place to visit. My "suspicious stop" experience was enough to dissuade me from doing more business in Danville, however. I now go elsewhere.

If the Danville Police Department is being used for revenue enhancement, I hope that the city government realizes that this is a dangerous and short-term strategy at best. What good is revenue enhancement when businesses close due to a decline in patronage and there are no longer taxes to subsidize this nonsense?


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Posted by Steve
a resident of Danville
on Oct 21, 2009 at 3:08 pm

A "promiscuous shooting" or a prom shoot is when someone calls in saying they heard gunshots. Usually it's a single explosion/shot which could be anything from fireworks or dry ice bombs to a car back firing. Officers will drive around the area, usually see and hear nothing else, and clear the call.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Danville
on Oct 21, 2009 at 8:18 pm

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that an elderly man died and his wife has injuries and it is currently being investigated by the Danville Police, hopefully this family won't have to wait 9 months to hear the results of the investigation like the Fuch's family. Very sad.


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Posted by Adrian Nicholas
a resident of Danville
on Oct 21, 2009 at 11:38 pm

Times are tough, crime is on the rise, and criminals are mobile so I, for one, am happy that the police are out there being visible.

In case anyone is interested, here is a summary of the posted data:

Auto
Suspi burg
cious Arrest lary Drugs Fight theft Total
24 10 8 4 4 10 75
32% 13% 11% 5% 5% 13%


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Posted by Adrian Nicholas
a resident of Danville
on Oct 21, 2009 at 11:43 pm

Let's try that table again:

Incident type Count Percent
Suspicious….…. 24 32%
Arrest………...…. 10 13%
Auto burglary… 8 11%
Drugs…….....…… 4 5%
Fight…....………. 4 5%
Theft…....………. 10 13%
Other......... 15 20%
All……….....……. 75 100%


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Posted by Tom
a resident of John Baldwin Elementary School
on Oct 22, 2009 at 2:53 pm

We are so luckey to have the PD we have. Look at alamo theu have one sheriff on duty from Brentwood to Alamo on at nights. I have no problem being stopped I have nothing to hide. If you dont like get out of town


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Posted by Renee
a resident of Danville
on Oct 23, 2009 at 9:21 am

Quiet community???? I highly suggest you do a ride along with the Danville PD. I know you would be surprised how NOT quiet our town is Thursday - Sundays. I would LOVE to see one of the big talkers to be alone in a Police car...pull over a car (even in Danville) and not be sure who or what is in that car when you walk up to it...and guess what someone has a weapon...yes even in DANVILLE. No one EVER gives a thought about that in Danville!! We do need the Police to do their jobs...if you are an anti Police person...THEN DO NOT DO ANYTHING WRONG, and stay out of trouble!!


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Posted by Beth
a resident of Blackhawk
on Oct 23, 2009 at 7:33 pm

Quiet community my ass! There is more crime in Danville than you realize. Sure it's not the hood, but where do you think the trouble goes to steal? Our town, our streets, and our homes,and it's on the rise. We pay high taxes, and high prices for these homes. Protect our town, and keep it safe. I think our police are too easy. I know they have limits. However, do a crime in Danville, and Danville police should come down hard to send a message. Don't give them an inch, and maybe they will think twice about coming here to steal. Thank God for our police, add in more, and pull me over all you want. I welcome it.


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Posted by Al
a resident of Danville
on Oct 23, 2009 at 8:44 pm

Thank God for America and freedom of speech. Especially thank God for those who can do so without being profane and vulgar.

And, DPD, please pull Beth over all you want. She welcomes it.


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Posted by JK
a resident of Danville
on Oct 23, 2009 at 10:40 pm

Hey Danville PD, please keep up the good work. Most people living here have no idea how hard you folks work to keep the filth out of our town. Without your efforts, we would have a lot more knuckle heads causing havoc and pillaging our town. Thank you all very much for your hard work and dedication. As deputies of the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department, there are many other places you folks could have picked to work but chose to work in Danville instead. Thank you.

And for those whining about getting tickets from the DPD, how about using a handsfree kit, using your turn signal when you turn and change lanes, obey the speed limits, stop at stop signs and red lights, and don't drive or act like as ass!


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Posted by Just so you know
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Oct 23, 2009 at 11:12 pm

Just so you know is a registered user.

Thank heavens these people can no longer waste the paper it would take to print this police log. It's a waste of time. It's the most pitiful journalism I've ever seen. The information is not informative, interesting or useful.


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Posted by Just so you know
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Oct 23, 2009 at 11:12 pm

Just so you know is a registered user.

Thank heavens these people can no longer waste the paper it would take to print this police log. It's a waste of time. It's the most pitiful journalism I've ever seen. The information is not informative, interesting or useful.


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Posted by minimee
a resident of Danville
on Oct 24, 2009 at 7:59 am

so Steve, a PROM is when: Officers will drive around the area, usually see and hear nothing else, and clear the call.
That's what they do all day anyways. all 400 of them (or seems like).


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Posted by Doc
a resident of another community
on Oct 25, 2009 at 1:55 am

Yes, Minimee. And the real heros are the ones working in Richmond, Pittsburg, the Tenderloin in SF, etc. And those guys are compensated at roughly 65% of what the cops in Danville are being paid. Life is not fair, I guess.


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Posted by Lee
a resident of Danville
on Oct 25, 2009 at 2:12 pm

Danville cops have a very easy job. They just have to sure they don't overcrowd the local donut or starbucks.


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Posted by Danville Parent
a resident of Danville
on Oct 26, 2009 at 6:59 am

As a parent of two school age children, I appreciate DPD's responsiveness. We live in a small town that needs their protection.

I must say,though, this forum gets out of hand too often and has become the repository for people to "air their greivances". Let's keep it appropriate folks. Take your "dirty laundry" and anger elsewhere.


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Posted by Barney Fife
a resident of Danville
on Oct 26, 2009 at 8:35 am

Remember, this forum is only for DPD boosters and cheerleaders. Everyone else, keep your ideas and opinions to yourselves.


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Posted by Dawn
a resident of Alamo
on Oct 26, 2009 at 9:33 am

I encourage everyone interested in supporting our police and firefighters to join The 100 Club of Contra Costa County: Web Link

This is an outstanding organization.


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Posted by Louise
a resident of Danville
on Oct 26, 2009 at 10:21 am

As a Danville resident, I love to see the Police Log weekly. Contrary to "just so you know"-(a walnut creek resident!) I find it very informative. It's a reminder of what type of crimes are out there, and it's handy to be able to look up police activity later to find out if it was a robbery or not.
Thanks!


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