Danville Police Department activity: Feb. 28 – March 2

Published 5:55 pm Monday, March 2, 2020


News release

Here is a glimpse of some activity Feb. 28 – March 2 from the Danville Police Department.

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“The men and women of the department stay extremely busy with high call volume but remain dedicated to safeguarding the community and providing prompt, professional service,” said Glenn Doan, assistant police chief.


February 28


  • 10:19 a.m. — Officers responded to a domestic situation on Saddle Ridge Circle regarding a disturbance. Upon arrival officers encountered 34-year-old Joshua Boblitt and determined that Boblitt had pushed his grandfather during a verbal argument. When officers attempted to take Boblitt into custody he became combative and struck one of the officers with a closed fist.  Boblitt was eventually subdued after a taser was deployed and arrested without further incident. Boblitt was charged with assault fourth-degree domestic violence, menacing, assault third-degree (police officer), resisting arrest and terroristic threatening third-degree. Neither the officer nor the suspect were injured.


March 1


  • 3:01 a.m. — Danville Police responded to Five Star in reference to a male subject inside the store appearing to be under the influence. Upon arrival, contact was made with James Mariani, 44, of Danville. During the investigation Mariani was determined to be under the influence and admitted to using methamphetamine. Mariani was taken into custody and charged with public intoxication.
  • 6:36 p.m. — Officers  responded to a welfare check on Perkins Avenue. They attempted to check on 29-year-old Mitzi Bledsoe of Danville when they encountered her in the rear yard of the residence hiding in the bushes. Bledsoe became uncooperative, causing a disturbance and threw a stick at one of the officers. Bledsoe attempted to flee from officers jumping several fences before being taken into custody. Bledsoe continued to resist, kicking one officer and biting an officer causing minor injury. Bledsoe was arrested and charged with assault third-degree (police officer), fleeing or evading police (on foot), disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and criminal mischief. The officer and suspect were both treated and released from Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Bledsoe was lodged in the Boyle County Detention Center. 
  • 9:34 p.m. — While officers were at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center on an unrelated matter, Christopher Herring, 40, of Junction City began to cause a disturbance inside the emergency room. Herring had already been warned by officers about causing a disturbance earlier in the evening. His behavior progressed and he became verbally abusive, causing alarm to other people who were present. Upon determining Herring needed no further medical treatment, he was taken into custody for disorderly conduct and alcohol intoxication in public.


March 2


  • 2:13 a.m. — Officers responded to a domestic disturbance at Long Run Community Apartments. Upon attempting to make contact, officers observed an active domestic situation in progress and a male subject directed the female victim to the upstairs of the apartment. Officers had to force entry into the residence and were able to safely get the victim out of a locked upstairs bathroom. The male subject identified as Enrique Guzman-Gonzalez, 32, of Harrodsburg, was then taken into custody without incident. It was determined that during a domestic argument with his estranged wife (victim), Guzman-Gonzalez forced his way into the apartment and assaulted the victim, not allowing her to leave or open the door for police.  Guzman-Gonzalez was arrested and charged with: alcohol intoxication, burglary second-degree, unlawful imprisonment, assault fourth-degree (domestic violence), and criminal mischief third-degree.