Police briefs, April 1

Published 6:54 pm Monday, April 1, 2019

Man charged for threatening with gardening tool


A disturbance involving a man armed with a bladed gardening tool was arrested early Sunday morning by Danville Police.

At about 3:50 a.m. Sunday, police responded to a disturbance on Michelle Court involving Robert Hawkins, 38, of Danville. Police discovered that Hawkins had caused a disturbance with other family members who were leaving the residence in a vehicle. Hawkins had thrown a large rock at the vehicle causing extensive damage. When confronted by one of the occupants inside the vehicle, Hawkins armed himself with a bladed gardening tool and approached the victim in a threatening manner.

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Hawkins was taken into custody and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment; first-degree criminal mischief and menacing.

Man arrested on multiple charges after seen in backyards


A Danville man was arrested Saturday on charges involving a minor and fleeing police.

Jacobie Harris, 23, of Danville, who was known to have an active warrant, was seen by Danville Police walking through backyards on Maple Avenue at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

When officers approached him, Harris fled on foot and was chased by officers. A Boyle County Sheriff’s Deputy in the area came to help in the pursuit and deployed a taser to apprehend the suspect.

Harris was served a warrant on charges stemming from a DPD investigation: third-degree rape; use of a minor under age 16 in a sex performance; first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor; and illegal sex act with victim under age 16. Harris was also charged with second-degree fleeing or evading police; second-degree disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Man steals car, drives past owner’s house and was followed

Hunter Overstreet, 26, of Danville was taken into custody Sunday morning by Danville Police without incident and was charged with receiving stolen property less than $10,000 after he was found with a stolen vehicle.

At 11 a.m. Sunday, Danville officers began investigating the theft of a Chevrolet Malibu that was stolen from the victim’s residence on Highland Court. The victim later saw her vehicle drive by her home and another person was able to follow the vehicle until police could be notified. Thanks to the vigilant victim and the citizen police located the vehicle on Onstott Drive.

Woman drives home as police attempt to pull over for DUI

A woman was arrested after driving to her own home while police were trying to pull her over on suspicion of driving under the influence.

On Saturday at 8:56 p.m. Danville Police Officer Steven Debord attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the Danville Bypass near War Admiral. After seeing the driver of the vehicle go onto the shoulder of the road, Debord activated his emergency lights and siren but the driver failed to yield and continued driving at slow speeds. The operator drove into the residential area on Man-O-War area, pulled into her own residence and waited for the garage door to open then pulled the vehicle inside before exiting.

Margaret Farthing, 71, of Danville was then taken into custody. Farthing was determined to be under the influence and was charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police and DUI.