Danville residents arrested after stealing thousands from CVS

Police search for suspects in additional burglary

Two Danville residents were arrested on Friday, Aug. 19 after allegedly stealing $8,000 worth of goods from various CVS Pharmacies, according to reports.

Danville Police Sgt. Allan Shields said Mark Dantche, 42, and Colleen Mccollum, 58,

were found with more than 35 plastic tote bags belonging to the retailer. Fifteen of the bags contained over 2,000 pieces of property totaling approximately $8,000.

The two were first encountered at a home on the 1200 block of Robyn Drive after an anonymous tipster called the Danville Police to report people squatting in the same location, Shields said. Officers responded to the "suspicious circumstance" report, conducted a probation search on the couple and subsequently found the stolen goods.

Both suspects were booked at the Martinez Detention Facility; the man is still in custody but the woman has since been released on $20,000 bail. The district attorney has charged each with one count of possession of stolen property.

Shields said Dantche and Mccollum stole the property from several CVS locations, as indicated by tracking codes on several items. Danville Police are working with CVS loss prevention to determine how the suspects operated.

Last week, four unknown persons entered a cell phone retailer on Camino Tassajara and stole over $5,000 worth of goods.

Two white men and two black men entered the store on Monday, Aug. 15 through the front door. Sgt. Shields said video surveillance shows that the suspects seemed to use a key to unlock the door and there are no signs of forcible entry.

The Danville Police Department does not have any leads in the ongoing investigation and encourages anyone with information on the case to call 314-3700.


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Posted by Treetopper
a resident of Danville
on Aug 25, 2011 at 10:30 am

Try as we might, Danville is no longer Grandpa's quiet, little town. So sad in so many ways and there is nothing we can do about it except remain vigil and alert.

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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Danville
on Aug 25, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Treetopper, how right you are and how refreshing to see your post, clearly stated and free from typos.

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