Police seek suspect in vandalism

Incident involved graffiti, racial epithet

Danville Police are seeking assistance from the public in identifying a suspect involved with a recent vandalism, and who may also be responsible for several similar incidents.

Police Chief Steve Simpkins said the most recent incident occurred near midnight on Friday, Nov. 4 on Sycamore Circle. An unknown individual used spray paint to write racial epithets and other graffiti on a property in the neighborhood.

Because this has been a recurring crime, police set up a surveillance camera and have obtained video of the suspect walking up to the wall and spray painting it. The video is available on the town Police are releasing the video to the media as well as posting it on the town website as well as in this story.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Allan Shields at 314-3703 or


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Posted by Theresa
a resident of Danville
on Nov 8, 2011 at 8:39 am

It is terrible to see what is happening in our area with the vandalism. We had the same thing happen in our neighborhood, back in the summer. The graffitti was sprayed along the sidewalks and on cars and down the bike path off Camino Tassajara. When the bike path was built off the Camino Tassajara (between the Safeway and Lawrence Road) after the terrible fatal accident of the two children, we hoped it would bring some safety but it has also brought in other problems such as vandalism, teens drinking, smoking pot and lots of trash. As a parent I would be concerned about having children walking down the path as there have been a lot of inappropriate items left laying around such as drug paraphanelias, condoms, bottles of alcoholic drinks and broken glass. As a concerned parent I would like to see the city of Danville do something about it. Danville is definitely not what everybody protrays it to be! Danville has a lot of issues with teens who think they are entitled to everything!

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Posted by Bob K
a resident of Danville
on Nov 8, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Still a hell of a lot better than most places.

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