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This week's police log

Original post made on Aug 2, 2011

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, service requests, noise complaints and domestic disturbances.

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Posted by Beth, a resident of Danville
on Aug 2, 2011 at 9:56 am

Just wondering what a typical welfare check and arrest is all about. It seems Danville has one (or more) in every report.

Posted by Jessica Lipsky, a resident of Danville
on Aug 2, 2011 at 11:52 am


While I'm currently waiting for a return call from the Danville PD, an arrest on a welfare check could mean a person was cited and released for an offense, and wasn't officially booked in jail.

Jessica Lipsky

Posted by Sarah, a resident of Alamo
on Aug 5, 2011 at 7:43 am

I don't see how domestic disturbances are "mundane" as listed on top. I think it would be good to list them to show that domestic violence is an issue that crosses all socio-economic groups.

Posted by guynextdoor, a resident of Danville
on Aug 5, 2011 at 10:00 am

Just wondering, how can "misdemeanor hit-and-run" be a misdemeanor? It seems pretty serious. Does this mean a citation was issued or just that the P.D. assisted at the scene and filed a report? Thanks.

Posted by Jessica Lipsky, a resident of Danville
on Aug 5, 2011 at 11:32 am


I spoke with Lt. Moule and he clarified what a welfare check means. Often a resident requests that the police check on a neighbor they're concerned about (who they might not have seen for a while or who has newspapers piling in their driveway). A welfare check with an arrest might have come from a similar call where a resident phoned police about a person who was acting suspiciously and, upon contact by the police, was arrested for another offense.

Sarah - domestic disturbances aren't always batteries or violence. It's often a loud argument and doesn't make for much news. I also hesitate to publish a story on any particular incident unless it was part of a trend.

Jessica Lipsky