Danny Newville – An updated timeline

In my last post, I mentioned I would be sharing some new theories, but before I do that, I’d like to update Danny’s timeline a bit. I’ve been trying to piece together his last day, but also, what was happening in Danny’s life just prior to that.

Kandiiyohi County Jail. Photo credit: West Central Tribune.

On July 31, 2002, Danny had just been released from the Kandiyohi County Jail. His dad, Russ, told me he’d been serving a 45 day sentence for a probation violation, but I was unsure what that violation was, or why he had been on probation in the first place.

In talking to one of Danny’s friends, I learned he had stolen a van sometime during 2001 and had spent some time at the juvenile detention center in Willmar for that offense. I assumed this is why Danny had been on probation at the time he was picked up in 2002, but I wasn’t sure. I checked with Detective Kent Bauman, the lead investigator on Danny’s case, but he was unable to share that information with me since Danny had been a juvenile at the time. For the same reason, he couldn’t share the exact reason for Danny’s probation violation either.

Dead end.

However, then I asked Detective Bauman if I could get a copy of Danny’s booking report from the Kandiyohi County Jail. Because Danny was a legal adult at the time he was transferred from juvenile detention to the adult jail, I figured this report would be public record. Turns out, it was.

So then, why was Danny in jail in the first place? According to the report, it appears he had been serving time for the following offenses at the time he was transferred to the adult jail:

  1. POSSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY
  2. RECKLESS DRIVING
  3. TAMPERING WITH A MOTOR VEHICLE

These all seem to jibe with the story I was told about Danny stealing a van and going joyriding in it with his friend. Maybe the charges stemmed from separate incidents, but whatever the case, Danny was serving out his sentence for these crimes he had previously committed.

I noticed one other small thing on the booking report… a reference to a tattoo Danny had on his right wrist… a single dot. I wondered what that meant. Does a single dot on your right wrist signify something? I have no idea… just curious.

Now then, back to the timeline. Here’s what I’ve managed to piece together so far. Keep in mind, none of this information has been verified by law enforcement. It is simply a running account of what I’ve gathered after talking to several of Danny’s friends and acquaintances.

Read next… Danny Newville – A few theories

 

Danny Newville Timeline

DATETIME ACTIVITY
6/24/2002Danny is transferred from the juvenile detention center to the Kandiyohi County Jail.
7/31/2002~1:00 PMDanny is released from the Kandiyohi County Jail.
Danny calls his friend B.K. to pick him up from jail. She is unable to pick him up because her car is broken down.
Danny calls his friend A.K. to pick up him up from jail. She drives into Willmar to pick him up and brings him back to the "party house"
Danny calls his friend R.H. from the party house. R.H. says Danny doesn't sound stressed or scared, but he does seem to "have a lot of energy."
Danny leaves the party house to walk over to his friend A.M.'s house in the Peaceful Hills trailer park.
Danny hangs out with A.M. and they chat in the front yard for a while. According to A.M., Danny doesn't seem stressed or afraid, and not long after, two girls show up in a car and Danny leaves with them.
Danny returns home to his grandfather’s house in Spicer. He showers and changes clothes. He calls his dad and asks him to leave his fishing pole out so he can swing by and pick it up later.
Danny returns to the party house.
8:40 PMSunset
After darkJ.N. spots Danny walking after dropping her kids off at their father's house near downtown New London. She offers him a ride and drops him back off at A.M.'s house again, in Peaceful Hills.
Danny returns to the party house.
8/1/2002~5:30 AMDanny calls A.M. and asks for a ride back to his house. A.M. doesn't have access to a car, so Danny tells him he's going to walk.
~5:30 AMG.P. stops by the party house after fishing and sees Danny there. They chat for a bit. G.P. has never met Danny before.
~5:30 AMDanny leaves the party house to walk back to his friend A.M.'s house.
5:58 AMSunrise

 

If you have a tip about Danny Newville’s disappearance, please contact:

Detective Kent Bauman
Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office
Phone: 320-214-6700, x3315
Email: 3315@co.kandiyohi.mn.us
Facebook Messenger:
https://www.facebook.com/Kandiyohi-County-Sheriffs-Office-471311649587923

You may also mail anonymous tips to:
Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office
2201 NE 23rd St, Suite 101
Willmar, MN 56201

6 Comments

  1. There is so very much that does not jive, here. The tattoo may have been a gang in jail or something. I am over 65, so there is much I don’t understand about kids. From what I’ve learned some young men joining gangs are given tattoos. It’s my guess, based on the offenses you listed that they are all the “joy riding” incedent. IF he had an accomplice, and was told when paroled to have no contact with “John Doe” any contact would have been a violation. There are many things that could have been conditions of parole or probations. I pray you find someone who knows more. Every small piece adds up. Thank you, Joy, for what you do.

  2. One dot tattoo is not shown with other tattoos and their meanings via Google.
    I have, however, seen it on FB. Can’t remember meaning. I have the feeling the tattoo can be secretly shown to a stranger signifying he/she is in need of help. Maybe one of your readers will know.

  3. From what i have read, a single dot might signify “an end”. As in… when you are transitioning to a better life, to becoming a better… you. Or leaving a bad habit behind. I hope there are answers to Danny’s case. Thank you Joy.

  4. Justin Gilbertson |

    In the 1990s it was popular for kids to give themselves “stoner dots” . Basically if you see a dot on someone’s wrist it means they smoke pot. Which then translates to “criminal” to anybody over 45.

  5. Similar to Justin’s response…I also remember back in the 90’s, a single dot/ink/tattoo on a hand or wrist being referred to as a “party dot.” Wasn’t out of the ordinary…seemed to be a fad at the time.

  6. If Danny was released on July 31, 2002 after serving 45 day sentence for a probation violation then his first day of serving that sentence would have been June 16, 2002.
    I think pictures of significant places (such as the jail) in this story are also helpful in understanding the timeline and events.

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