Area police investigate a string of burglaries after Feb. 2 incident Crimes & Incidents, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Feb 9, 2011 at 8:31 am
Police are investigating a string of thefts after a home burglary produced important leads. On the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 2, the resident of a home on Indian Home Road reported unknown subjects entering their garage, Lt. Jeff Moule said.
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Posted by Karl, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Feb 9, 2011 at 8:31 am
Put the video online so we can take a look at it. Neighborhood experienced several auto burglaries a few months ago. Young people might be able identify culprits; thefts were mostly "tech stuff" left in cars (laptops, GPS, CDs, etc.).
Posted by homeowner, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Feb 11, 2011 at 5:38 am
we're the homeowners who were robbed in this case.
posting the video (if it was relevant) is no different than any other case where the police go public with information seeking assistance in the identification of suspects in a case.. eg posting photos in newspapers, or car descriptions with license plate numbers on the electronic highway signs. Seeking assistance doesn't promote vigilante justice, it promotes a community that cares.
An involved and informed community is the best way to cut down on crime and resolve cases. It was a neighbor who found and returned some of the missing property to us. We appreciate the fact that we have neighbors who care.
Posted by Jane, a resident of the Alamo neighborhood, on Feb 11, 2011 at 8:35 am
This doesn't surprise me. Our car was badly damaged one night near the Danville Grange Hall and the perpetrator was videotaped by a neighboring homeowner who had experienced damage from parties held there in the past. The police were never able to identify the person and the video was never posted. I don't think catching juveniles is a very high priority for the Danville police department.
Posted by Police Chief Steve Simpkins, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Feb 11, 2011 at 5:12 pm Police Chief Steve Simpkins is a member (registered user) of Danville Express
I have been following this thread today, and wanted to take a moment to clarify a few things.
The video referenced in this article is not connected to the string of thefts in the Indian Home Rd area. The video Lt. Moule talked about was taken in December 2010 two miles away from Indian Home Rd. We are not the owners of the surveillance video; however, we have made contact with the homeowner and he has agreed to release the video.
The video depicts no loss of property and there were no victims. However, this is a good opportunity to bring to light just how crucial it is to keep your doors locked and valuables safe.
I apologize for any confusion and miscommunication related to this incident. We have put the video online and it can be found at: