Burglar bagged by sharp-eyed neighbor
Original post made on Aug 28, 2009
Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, August 27, 2009, 5:31 PM
on Aug 28, 2009 at 9:17 am
Thank you Danville neighbor!
on Aug 28, 2009 at 9:28 am
Great resolution. Kudos to the neighbor (who was up and looking outside at 4-something in the morning!). It underscores a point I've discussed other times on this forum, though. The reporting party called Danville PD at 4:24 on a Monday morning, ostensibly a quiet time for police in Danville, and the suspect was still able to do what he wanted and leave the immediate scene before police responded. Fortunately, this was a relatively minor property crime, but what if the man had other intentions? Please don't think the police are your first line of protection. They want to be, but their role is largely reactive. Hope is a lousy defense.
on Aug 28, 2009 at 9:52 am
What vigilance and - more importantly - action. Thank you "neighbor" for thinking enough of your community to make that call.