Danville Police Department

  • Agency: Danville Police Department
  • Address: 510 La Gonda Way, Danville, 94526 CA
  • Chief: (Chief of Police)

Danville Police Department is located at 510 La Gonda Way, Danville, 94526 CA. The Danville Police Department phone number is 925-314-3700.

Danville Police Department News

Press Briefing with Danville PD Chief Allan Shields on this morning’s Officer involved shooting. CONTRA COSTA SHERIFF-OFFICIAL PAGE

UPDATE: 3:30 PM November 4, 2018 Updated press release from the Contra Costa Sheriff's Office on Officer Involved Shooting Update on Officer Involved Shooting in Danville The investigation into yesterday's officer involved shooting in Danville continues. Per the county officer-involved protocol, this incident is being jointly investigated by the Danville Police Department, Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff, and D.A.'s Office. The findings of the investigation will ultimately be presented at a Coroner's inquest, a public hearing where a jury determines the manner of death. On Saturday, November 3, 2018, at 11:03 AM, Danville Police Officers responded to a call from a citizen of a suspicious person near Cottage Lane and Laurel Drive in Danville. The citizen reported seeing a person exit his vehicle, walk toward several homes with bags in his hands, go back to his car and circle the neighborhood. Officers arrived on scene. The suspect ignored commands to stop and led officers on a pursuit. Twice during the pursuit, the suspect pulled over as if he was going to give up. As officers exited their cars, the suspect fled in his vehicle continuing to lead the officers in a pursuit. At the intersection of Front Street and Diablo Road, the suspect steered his vehicle toward an officer and accelerated his vehicle. The officer was in immediate fear that he was going to be run over by the suspect's vehicle and fired his weapon at the driver of the vehicle. The suspect was shot and transported to the San Ramon Regional Medical Center, where he was later pronounced deceased. The suspect is identified as 33-year-old Laudemer Arboleda of Newark. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday. The officer who discharged his weapon in the officer involved shooting is Deputy Sheriff Andrew Hall. He has been with the Office of the Sheriff for 5 years. He is currently assigned to the contract city of Danville. Anyone with any information on this case is asked to contact the Investigation Division at (925) 313-2600. For any tips, please email: tips@so.cccounty.us or call 866-846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message. UPDATE: 2:30 pm Press Release from CONTRA COSTA SHERIFF-OFFICIAL PAGE This morning at about 11:03, Danville Police Officers responded to a report from a citizen of a suspicious person near Cottage Lane and Laurel Drive in Danville. As officers arrived, the suspect fled, leading officers on a pursuit. At the intersection of Front Street and Diablo Road, the suspect attempted to run over an officer, who fired his weapon at the vehicle. The suspect was shot and transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. The suspect is not being identified at this time. The officer sustained a minor injury. The county officer-involved protocol has been invoked. This incident is being jointly investigated by the Danville Police Department, Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff, and D.A.'s Office. More details are pending ALERT: Danville Police are investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred late Saturday morning. The incident occurred at approximately 11:03 am on Diablo Rd at Front St. . No further information is currently available. We will update as the information becomes available. Due to the police investigation, Diablo Road is closed at Front St. Motorists are asked to avoid the area.

Chief Shields always enjoys getting out and visiting our schools. This week he had the chance to visit John Baldwin Elementary School. The Chief spoke at McKenzie Swanson’s star of the week presentation in Mrs. Kolokethis’s 2nd grade class. A great visit. 👮‍♂️👍

What a nice surprise we received recently. Several thank you notes from students at San Ramon Valley High School, letting us know how much they appreciated our help in their annual Homecoming Parade. What a nice gesture, thanks SRVHS!

James came down to the PD trick or treating. 🎃 👻 👿 After being mistaken for Chief Shields, he received a DPD patch from Officer Montanez. Thanks for coming down James! Looking good. 👍

Happy Halloween from the Danville PD! As you get ready for your evening of fun, here are a few suggestions on how to make it a #safeholiday. #communitystrong Halloween Safety- Tips for a safe night of Trick Or Treating Costumes should be the right size. Excess material around the legs or a costume that is too big could be a tripping hazard Avoid using masks and use face paint where possible as masks can restrict a child’s visibility Make sure all costume pieces are made of fire retardant material Use reflective tape or stickers on bags or costumes Carry a flash light or glow stick for lighting Stay in a large group when traveling through the neighborhood. This helps increase visibility Remain in well-lit areas and always use sidewalks where possible Avoid cutting across yards or alleyways Only cross the street in designated crosswalks and in groups Do not assume right-of-way. Motorists may not see you so be sure to make eye contact with a driver before crossing the street An adult should always accompany young children. If older children will be trick-or-treating alone, be sure to review the route with them beforehand and plan on scheduling check-in times Be sure Trick-Or-Treaters are only visiting homes where porch lights are on and never enter a home or a car for a treat Notify law enforcement immediately if you notice any suspicious or unlawful activity. Make sure you check that your front yard and porch are well lit. Replace any burnt out bulbs and keep lights on to show that you are trick-or-treater friendly Buy individually wrapped candy. No one feels comfortable letting their kids eat free floating jelly beans or candy corn Be sure to move or pick up any obstacles that may create a tripping hazard such as hoses, bikes, or bulky decorations If you are out and about in your vehicle, SLOW DOWN and reduce speed and distractions.

Missing a bicycle? Check out the list on our Nextdoor page and see if we have it? Owners have until Nov 5, 2018 to pick them up! If you're having trouble with the Nextdoor link, here is the list of bikes: Boys Haro 18” (18-957) Men’s Diamond Back 6 speed (18-6506) Men’s Trek 3500 – frame only (18-10835) Boy’s Mongoose, 21 speed (18-8441) Men’s Schwinn, 1 speed (18-7680) Boys Trek 21 speed (18-1513) Girls Norara 24 speed (18-1633) Men’s Trek 21 speed (18-1677) Boy’s Columbia, 21 speed (18-8448) Pro BCA Girls bike, 1 speed (18-1677) Boys Trek 8000 (18-8418) Girls Giant Taffy 1 speed (18-56) GT Brand Men’s 21 speed (17-14751) Jamis mens, 18 speed (18-3522)

RED FLAG WARNING: The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning covering the North Bay Hills, East Bay Hills, and Diablo Range. For the East Bay Hills, the warning begins at 2:00 a.m. Tuesday October 30, 2018 and goes until 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018. Low humidity coupled with gusty north to northeast winds (gusts up to 50 mph in the East Bay) have led to an extreme fire danger. Areas at risk include Mt Diablo and those areas above 1,000 ft. Residents are asked to avoid any outdoor burning, maintain careful use of any gas-powered equipment (such as lawn mowers), and exercise caution if doing any outdoor cooking.

Get rid of those unwanted/unused/expired pharmaceuticals this Saturday at our Drug Takeback from 10am-2pm.

UPDATE: As of 5:40pm the search for the suspect was terminated. Anyone with information on the suspect, described as a male hispanic with black hair, wearing a brown shirt and black pants, please call 911 immediately. Danville Police are searching for a suspect in connection with a stolen vehicle. Suspect is described as a male Hispanic with black hair, wearing a brown shirt and black pants. Anyone with information should call 911 immediately.

#ICYMI we had a great time at the Danville Library meeting with residents big and small at #CoffeewiththeCops.

Do you have unwanted prescription medications? Bring them down to the Danville Police Department this Saturday for our Drug Takeback Day. We will see to it that they are properly disposed of. 10am - 2pm.

Come to the Danville Library tonight from 4:45pm - 6:00pm for some Coffee & Cocoa with the Cops! Come meet our officers, chat a bit and get to know us.

UPDATE: The puppy (named Vino) has been reclaimed by his owner. All's well that end's well! Vino is on his way home, and the Danville PD is a much sadder place. 😪🐕 Anyone missing a pup? This little guy was found wandering near the PD at 3:30 today. Come to the Danville PD at 510 La Gonda Way. If you've never been here before, the Police Department is at the back of the building.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: W. Linda Mesa is closed between Verona and Entrada Mesa due to a tree limb down on power lines. Utility crews are on scene. Road should reopen around 5:45pm. Use caution through the area.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians need to be aware that there will be very heavy truck traffic on Front Street all day Friday as part of the Village Theatre Parking Lot Project. On Friday October 19, 2018 from 7:00 a.m - 5:00 pm, there will be a steady flow of trucks going back and forth on Front Street hauling dirt from the work site. The trucks will be moving from Diablo Rd to the worksite near the Village Theatre & Art Gallery (233 Front Street). Traffic control crews will be on site to assist with the flow of traffic into and out of the site. This will be going on all day, so (when possible) motorists should avoid the area. If coming into the Front Street area, motorists should expect delays. While this work is expected to be completed by 5:00 p.m. Friday, there is a chance that it may have to be finished on Saturday. We will post an update to our social media if that is the case. Please remember to watch your speed and keep an eye out for the work crews in the project area.

Motorists should be aware that downtown streets will be closed this weekend for the annual Fallfest event. TRAFFIC ADVISORY: The following streets will be closed from 2:00 a.m. Saturday, October 20, 2018, to 11:00 p.m. Sunday, October 21, 2018 for the annual Fallfest: 1. Hartz Avenue between Diablo Road and Hartz Way; 2. Prospect Avenue between the Clock Tower Municipal Parking Lot entrance and Front Street; 3. Church Street between Railroad Avenue and Hartz Avenue; 4. School Street between Hartz Avenue and Railroad Avenue. For those unfamiliar, fun activities abound in Danville at the annual Fallfest. The Danville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold the annual event on October 20 & 21, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fallfest honors the season by offering a wonderful weekend of arts and crafts, live music, a children’s costume parade (Saturday) and a classic car show (Sunday). Also, enjoy local cuisine at a nearby restaurant and discover treasures at local independent businesses. For more information, go to www.danvilleareachamber.com or contact Community Events Program Coordinator, Lianna Adauto at (925) 314-3309 or ladauto@danville.ca.gov.

Some tips for helping every #staysafe

Sharing this for our friends in San Ramon. If you know anything, please give them a call.

We always enjoy getting out in the community and meeting our youngsters. On Friday, Lt Muse, Officer Muller and Deputy Mazza stopped by to chat with the kids at Montesori Preschool. Thanks for hanging out with us, kids!

National Weather Service is warning of high winds this weekend. Let's all be careful with any outdoor cooking, etc. #staysafe

This is why we love our community ❤️. Sgt Mark Johnson was on neighborhood traffic patrol when this young lady, Lily, brought him a bottle of water. Thanks for the support Lily! #communitystrong

We are very proud of this ranking, and we appreciate the outstanding partnership we share with our community that lets us have such an effective law enforcement presence. #communitystrong #safeneighborhoods

As you can see from our profile picture, we are supporting breast cancer awareness and research this month. To do so, we're selling these very cool pink Danville PD patches. Come to the Danville PD, 510 La Gonda Way and buy a patch. Cost of the patch is $10. Please have exact change or a check. We are unable to take credit cards, sorry. The funds raised will be donated to City of Hope, www.cityofhope.org for breast cancer research and treatment.