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“This is an official page of the Town of Danville Police Department. For more information about the Town of Danville please visit www.danville.ca.gov. This site is intended to serve as a mechanism for communication between the public and the department on the listed topics and as a forum to further the mission of the department. Any comment submitted to this page and its list of fans may be considered a public record which is subject to disclosure pursuant to the California Public Records Act. Public information requests must be directed to the Town Manager or designee.” Terms of Use: Users and visitors to the Town’s social media sites shall be notified that the intended purpose of the site is to serve as a means of communication between Town departments and members of the public. The Town’s social media site articles, posts and comments containing any of the following forms of content shall not be allowed and shall be removed as soon as possible: a. Profane language or content b. Content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation c. Sexual content or links to sexual content d. Solicitations of commerce e. Conduct or encouragement of illegal activity f. Information that may compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems g. Content that violates a legal ownership interest of any other party h. Comments in support of, or opposition to, political campaigns, candidates or ballot measures

UPDATE:  As of June 4, 2020 the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors has terminated the curfew established earlier t...
06/04/2020

UPDATE: As of June 4, 2020 the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors has terminated the curfew established earlier this week.

There is no longer a curfew in the Town of Danville.

INFORMATION ON CURFEW

Earlier in the week, based on concerns about potential looting and rioting, the Town of Danville declared a State of Emergency and established a curfew. That curfew expired this morning at 5am. However, that now leaves the Town still under the effect of the county-wide curfew enacted by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors. The parameters of the county curfew are the same, 8:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m. A copy of the curfew order is attached.

We have received questions regarding people who have to leave to/come home from work during those curfew hours. Below is the verbiage from the curfew order explaining the exceptions to the order:

This Order shall not apply to peace officers, firefighters, and National Guard deployed to the area, individuals traveling to and from work, people experiencing homelessness and without access to a viable shelter, and individuals seeking medical treatment.

We are in communication with the county and when we have information on the end date for the curfew we will provide an update.

06/04/2020
10-8 Episode 4

This week we provided a crime update and went straight to the public question section due to the overwhelming amount of questions regarding the George Floyd death.

EXTREME HEAT EXPECTEDThe National Weather Service is expecting triple digits today so we are encouraging everyone to tak...
06/03/2020

EXTREME HEAT EXPECTED

The National Weather Service is expecting triple digits today so we are encouraging everyone to take precautions and be safe. If you're going to be outside today:

Stay hydrated
Limit strenuous physical activity
Wear sunscreen
Listen to your body (be aware of the symptoms of heat exhaustion/stroke)

Pet owners be aware of the extreme heat and the effect it can have on our furry friends. If possible, don't walk your dogs on hot pavement as it can be very painful. Make sure any outdoor pets have plenty of water and shade.

For those without air conditioning, the Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services Dept has opened four of their facilities to use as cooling centers. All masking and social distancing requirements must be followed, and those who are actively exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or have recently been exposed are asked to refrain from going to these facilities.

EHSD Places to COOL OFF During Extreme Heat

To cool off on days of extreme heat, Employment & Human Services Department (EHSD) has the below locations open. Please note that during the COVID-19 shelter in place, EHSD’s regular programs and services are currently NOT available at these offices.

Open Wednesday, June 3rd, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Water and charging stations available.

EHSD District Office 4545 Delta Fair Blvd. Antioch
EHSD District Office 400 Ellinwood Way Pleasant Hill
EHSD District Office 151 Linus Pauling Hercules
EHSD District Office 1305 Macdonald Richmond

Social distancing and face covering requirements are in place at the above locations. Capacity may be limited in order to comply with County health orders.

Join us Wednesday night at 5:00 p.m. for another episode of 10-8.  Email your questions to mailbag@danville.ca.gov and h...
06/03/2020

Join us Wednesday night at 5:00 p.m. for another episode of 10-8. Email your questions to [email protected] and have them answered live on air.

MESSAGE FROM POLICE CHIEF ALLAN SHIELDSTo the Danville Community, We have received a few questions from residents regard...
06/03/2020

MESSAGE FROM POLICE CHIEF ALLAN SHIELDS

To the Danville Community,

We have received a few questions from residents regarding the presence of Danville Police downtown and additional police resources nearby. I want to take a moment to just give some information on what was happening.

As everyone is aware, a protest over the death of George Floyd had been scheduled for today in downtown Danville. The Police Department received information from various social media sources that the peaceful protest may turn violent, so the organizers chose to cancel their event.

Since the time and date had already gotten online and garnered attention, and because of the looting and rioting occurring throughout the Bay Area, the Danville Police Department chose to exercise caution and stage police resources nearby in the event that a protest did still occur.

Danville officers monitored the location to watch for protesters, and additional resources from Danville PD and other agencies staged nearby if the planned peaceful event took a turn for the worse. Danville Police advised the peaceful protesters that the police protests were there to protect their freedom of speech and make sure the event was safe.

Such was not the case, as around 40 individuals turned out near the intersection of Railroad Avenue and San Ramon Valley Blvd. The protesters were respectful, did not block streets or crosswalks, and were masked and practicing social distancing. The additional resources were not deployed and were later released.

We are pleased that this event was able to occur without issue, and we are grateful to our law enforcement partners for their willingness to stand by and to those who came out to protest today for showing decorum, kindness and respect while getting their message across.

As there are still concerns about the groups who are going to cities and towns in the Bay Area with the intent of rioting and looting, the Danville Police Department will remain vigilant and continue to operate at a higher staffing level while this threat persists.

Stay safe,

Allan Shields
Police Chief
Town of Danville

DANVILLE CURFEW EXTENDED TO JUNE 4Due to the looting and violence occurring in the Bay Area and the potential for such a...
06/01/2020

DANVILLE CURFEW EXTENDED TO JUNE 4

Due to the looting and violence occurring in the Bay Area and the potential for such activity here, the Town of Danville has declared a State of Emergency due to Civil Unrest. Under that State of Emergency, Police have instituted a mandatory curfew from June 1, 2020 – June 4, 2020. Hours of the curfew will be 8:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m. Residents are asked to remain home during the hours of the curfew.

Additional police personnel have been activated and are maintaining patrols throughout Town.

We are aware of the threats that have been made on social media. We ask residents to only use 911 for reporting of emergencies.

MESSAGE FROM POLICE CHIEF ALLAN SHIELDSTo the Danville Community,Following the Sunday violence in Walnut Creek and other...
06/01/2020

MESSAGE FROM POLICE CHIEF ALLAN SHIELDS

To the Danville Community,

Following the Sunday violence in Walnut Creek and other Bay Area cities, we have taken action to better safeguard our Town. We have brought in additional officers to reinforce our patrols, as well as to monitor various social media platforms for information regarding any future looting actions.

While the organizers of the June 2 protest in downtown Danville have chosen to cancel their event, we will remain vigilant and ready as outside elements intent on violent action are a continuing cause for concern.

To prepare for this potential threat the Danville Police Department is taking several actions. We are in constant communication with our Town Council and Town Staff to make sure we have all available information and to provide them with the information we have. We are increasing staffing and patrols, monitoring social media and other intelligence sources, and coordinating with local law enforcement so that we can react rapidly to evolving threats. The most important thing to know is that we hold the safety our Danville community as our highest priority, and will take all precautions possible to maintain the safety of our residents and businesses.

What we ask of you, the community, is to stay alert, stay home and stay safe. If you see something that appears suspicious or threatening, contact us immediately. Do not engage. Report what you are seeing and let our officers do what they are trained for.

To our business community I would like to say that we are seeing social media posts calling for similar actions to what happened in Walnut Creek. There does not appear to be the same level of activity on these threads, but we are continuing to monitor them as a precaution. However, out of an abundance of caution, I would suggest that if you have the means to secure your property or your inventory that you may wish to do so in the short term.

We will be continuing to put out information when possible, and when doing so does not jeopardize the safety of the community or our officers. Information will be posted to Nixle, Nextdoor, and the Town of Danville website www.danville.ca.gov.

Be well and stay safe,

Allan Shields
Police Chief
Danville Police Department

STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED - 10PM CURFEW SETDue to the looting and violence that is occurring in Walnut Creek, the Town...
06/01/2020

STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED - 10PM CURFEW SET

Due to the looting and violence that is occurring in Walnut Creek, the Town of Danville has declared a State of Emergency due to Civil Unrest. Under that State of Emergency, police have instituted a mandatory curfew beginning at 10:00 pm. through 5:00 a.m. Residents are asked to stay at home during this time.

Additional police personnel have been activated and are maintaining patrols throughout Town.

We are aware of the threats that have been made on social media. We ask residents to only use 911 for reporting of emergencies.

ORGANIZER CANCELS JUNE 2 PROTESTWe received this information earlier this evening from one of the organizers of the Tues...
06/01/2020

ORGANIZER CANCELS JUNE 2 PROTEST

We received this information earlier this evening from one of the organizers of the Tuesday June 2 Protest. Due to the threats of violence that have become attached to the event, they have chosen to cancel it in favor of another date.

ADDITIONAL POLICE ON PATROL THIS EVENINGMESSAGE FROM CHIEF ALLAN SHIELDS:To the Danville Community, We are following wha...
06/01/2020

ADDITIONAL POLICE ON PATROL THIS EVENING

MESSAGE FROM CHIEF ALLAN SHIELDS:

To the Danville Community,

We are following what is happening in Walnut Creek, and want you to know that we have brought in extra personnel to patrol the Town, provide support in Walnut Creek this evening and to watch for any spread of the activity from Walnut Creek.

I ask that you remain calm at this time, but be alert to your surroundings. If you see something that looks suspicious or dangerous, please do not engage. Call 911 immediately, and leave the area.

We will be on alert and watching for any trouble coming from looters etc leaving Walnut Creek. If the need arises to provide further updates, we will have them here on Nextdoor, as well as via the Nixle app.

Anyone with information to share is asked to send the information via 911 (in an emergency) and (925) 820-2144 (non-emergency) rather than social media messages.

I know that this is a very frightening and stressful time, but we must all work together to get through this.

Be well and stay safe,

Allan Shields
Danville Police Chief

05/29/2020

MESSAGE FROM POLICE CHIEF ALLAN SHIELDS:

Hello All,

I am happy to see people in our community come up with creative solutions to enjoy life as the Health Department eases the restrictions of the Shelter in Place. Over the past few weeks, we have seen several vehicle-based activities informally put on by community members. I am very appreciative of the sense of community brought on by these events. However, I would like to ask everyone to please help make sure we are safe in doing so and following the rules of the road while driving on the public roadways.

In some instances, we have seen people riding in the backs of trucks and hanging out of sunroofs. I can appreciate the sentiment of trying to make special events for those in our community, but travelling in a vehicle on an open public road without a seatbelt is hazardous on its own, but doing so while hanging out of the sunroof or while standing in the back of a truck is both hazardous and illegal.

Some residents have likened the informal vehicle-based activities to formal parades in Town like the 4th of July Parade that has taken place for decades in Town. Formal events sponsored by the Town require Town Council approval, take place on roads closed to the public, require insurance, and are only held after months of extensive planning for the safety of the event.

While I am happy to see our community making the most of a trying time, I fear seeing a disastrous event arising from failing to take general safety precautions while driving on our public roadways. I am asking everyone who participates in a vehicle-based activity to please demonstrate proper safety habits, follow the rules of the road, and stay safe this summer season.

Thank you

Danville Police Chief Allan Shields

05/27/2020
10-8 Episode 3

A weekly show that provides crime updates, safety tips, and answers viewers' questions live.

Come join us tonight on Facebook Live as we go "10-8." You will receive updates on crime, crime prevention, and emergenc...
05/27/2020

Come join us tonight on Facebook Live as we go "10-8." You will receive updates on crime, crime prevention, and emergency preparedness.

Email any questions you have for the Police Department to [email protected] and have your questions answered live on air. you can also ask questions live during the show by using the live chat.

Come join us at our page: https://www.facebook.com/DanvilleCAPolice/

On this Memorial Day, we extend our deepest gratitude to all those veterans who paid the ultimate price in serving our c...
05/25/2020

On this Memorial Day, we extend our deepest gratitude to all those veterans who paid the ultimate price in serving our country and protecting our freedoms. Our thoughts are with the friends, families, and fellow servicemen and women left behind.

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day.

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNINGThe National Weather Service is issuing an excessive heat warning for the weekend, with temps clim...
05/22/2020

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING

The National Weather Service is issuing an excessive heat warning for the weekend, with temps climbing as we head into the new week.

If you will be outdoors this weekend, remember to wear sunscreen and stay hydrated. If you will be hitting the hiking trails, remember to bring your water with you as the drinking fountains at area parks remain closed.

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend.

UPDATE:  Further information on this morning's search.  Danville Police responded to a suspicious vehicle complaint. The...
05/21/2020

UPDATE: Further information on this morning's search. Danville Police responded to a suspicious vehicle complaint. The vehicle was located at the Extra Mile gas station on Hartz Avenue. Two suspects fled from the Extra Mile when they saw the officers. Following the search, one of the suspects was arrested. The other remains at large.

Arrested was Michael Nevis, 29, Concord. Nevis was arrested for possession of stolen property (regarding a Livermore case involving a stolen vehicle). Livermore Police responded and took Nevis into custody. He was booked in the Santa Rita Detention Center.

Any person with information on the second suspect (pictured) is asked to contact the Danville PD at (925) 820-2144.

ALERT: Police are seeking a theft suspect in downtown Danville. Officers currently in the area of Prospect & Railroad Avenues. Anyone who has seen the suspect is asked to call (925) 820-2144 immediately.

05/20/2020
10-8 Episode 2

A weekly show that provides crime updates, safety tips, and answers viewers' questions. This week featuring special guest, Jill Bergman, the Town's Economic Development Manager.

Danville Police Department's cover photo
05/20/2020

Danville Police Department's cover photo

Help solve crime in Town.  Come join us tonight at 5:00 p.m. as we go "10-8" with our special guest, Jill Bergman, the E...
05/20/2020

Help solve crime in Town.

Come join us tonight at 5:00 p.m. as we go "10-8" with our special guest, Jill Bergman, the Economic Development Manager for the Town of Danville. Join us to find out what the Town is doing to help our local businesses.

You will receive updates on crime, crime prevention, and emergency preparedness.

Email any questions you have for Jill Bergman or the Police Department to [email protected] and have your questions answered live on air. you can also ask questions live during the show by using the live chat.

05/16/2020

Come join us this Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. on Facebook Live as we go "10-8" with our special guest, Jill Bergman, the Economic Development Manager for the Town of Danville. Join us to find out what the Town is doing to help our local businesses.

You will receive updates on crime, crime prevention, and emergency preparedness.

Email any questions you have for Jill Bergman or the Police Department to [email protected] and have your questions answered live on air. you can also ask questions live during the show by using the live chat.

UPDATE: As of 2pm the majority of power has been restored.  Around 400 customers still remain without power at this time...
05/15/2020

UPDATE: As of 2pm the majority of power has been restored. Around 400 customers still remain without power at this time.

POWER OUTAGE: Approximately 4500 customers are currently without power due to an equipment malfunction. PG&E crews are assessing the damage to determine ETA for restoration.

05/13/2020
05/13/2020
PROTECT YOUR PARCELSWith so many people sheltering in place, there is a lot of folks who are ordering products on line. ...
05/13/2020

PROTECT YOUR PARCELS

With so many people sheltering in place, there is a lot of folks who are ordering products on line. However, that is also providing an opportunity for porch pirates. The Danville PD reminds the community that if you are expecting a parcel to check often, use your tracking number, and when it's delivered to bring it in right away. #protectyourparcel #staysafe

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05/12/2020

Danville Police Department's cover photo

We are gearing up for Wednesday night's first ever Danville Police Department Facebook Live community program, "10-8." J...
05/12/2020

We are gearing up for Wednesday night's first ever Danville Police Department Facebook Live community program, "10-8." Join Chief Allan Shields and Lt. Jason Ingrassia 5pm, May 13 on Facebook Live. There will be department updates, crime tips, disaster prep, and answering questions from the viewer mailbag. Mail your questions in to: [email protected]. Be sure to tune in!

05/08/2020

GO "10-8" WITH DANVILLE PD

Please join the Danville PD as they go "10-8" on Facebook Live every Wednesday night at 5:00 p.m. The show will include current events from the Police Department, crime prevention and safety tips, and live chat and mailbag sections.

What does "10-8" mean?

"10-8" is the radio code every officer says at the start of their shift and every time they finish helping someone and are ready to help someone else. "10-8" is the radio code an officer uses to say they are "in-service." We felt it was a great title for the weekly program to reinforce to all of our residents and businesses that the officers in Danville are here in service to the community.

Come join us every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. on Facebook Live. Comment below and let us know what you would like to see in a weekly program designed to keep you informed about current events and prepared to take steps to keep our community safe.

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