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Danville: Would-be burglar kicks in door, flees after finding resident inside


A brazen home burglary attempt occurred in a Danville neighborhood with the resident still inside the home on Thursday morning, according to town officials.

At approximately 8:27 a.m. on Thursday, an unidentified male suspect kicked in the front door of a home in the 100 block of Santa Clara Drive, according to Danville public information officer Geoff Gillette.

The culprit fled the home after discovering that the resident was still there, according to Gillette. The would-be burglar has not yet been identified.

Residents with any information related to this attempted burglary can contact the Danville Police Department at 314-3700.

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Posted by Nick
a resident of San Ramon
on Jan 19, 2020 at 8:09 am

A description of the suspect? Who are we supposed to be looking for?

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Posted by Random Resident
a resident of Danville
on Jan 22, 2020 at 9:31 pm

"A description of the suspect?"
Good question, obviously, but so obvious that I'll assume the information is not available, which isn't really that strange and might be a good thing. For example, maybe the resident was on the loo and shouted or flushed, to reveal their presence before laying eyes on the intruder. And this may have been a good thing as the intruder now has no reason to harm or threaten the resident against testifying.
"Who are we supposed to be looking for"
Presumably strangers, unfamiliar vehicle or people out of place...not much else you can do!

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Posted by bb
a resident of Danville
on Jan 23, 2020 at 8:13 am

There was a similar incident in San Ramon. We had several of these types of break ins in Greenbrook a couple of years ago. It is unsettling.

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Posted by dogfather
a resident of Alamo
on Jan 24, 2020 at 6:52 am

At least 40% of local homes have dogs, if the pet food manufacturers' population stats are right. Canines are a pretty good deterrent.

Even a small dog alert-barking from behind a door is impressive to the imagination, and Rover's ruckus raises the possibility that the intruder will be discovered. We leave a few dog toys/leashes on the front porch, which would probably be a good idea even if you don't have a pup in your family.

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Posted by Kenny
a resident of San Ramon
on Jan 27, 2020 at 1:12 pm

Does San Ramon enforce city codes when cars leak oil on the public street? We have a couple of people that purposely park their cars on the street away from their house and it leaks oil. Is it worth contacting the city of San Ramon? Doesn't seem like they care to enforce. If someone has the number on who to exactly call that would be helpful.

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Posted by Random
a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 1, 2020 at 3:33 pm

People should start arming themselves. Too many burglaries in the suburbs lately and it will only get worse

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Posted by American
a resident of Danville
on Feb 7, 2020 at 4:13 pm

I agree with "Dogfather" on the importance of having a dog to discourage criminals from attempting to break into your home. I would also suggest that instead of going to a puppymill/breeder, please look into adopting a dog from the local animal shelter or dog rescue organization. You will be surprised at how many great, loving, loyal, healthy, dogs are just waiting for you at the shelter or rescue group, and you are gaining not just a loving new family member, but also a real deterrent to criminals who may be scoping out your house or neighborhood.

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