News Flash

Posted on: April 2, 2020

04-02-2020 Danville man wanted after shooting at his girlfriend

holmes

Danville man wanted after shooting at his girlfriend

Danville Police are searching for Marcus Teon Holmes, 39, of Danville on several outstanding firearms charges. Police responded to a 911 call for shots fired in the area of North Avenue and Claiborne Str...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2020

03-31-2020 Questions and Answers on Executive Order 55

Picture1

Danville Police answer frequently asked questions regarding “Stay at home Order”

In these uncertain times, we want our community to understand how we are working to keep you safe and answer some frequently asked questions regarding the ...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2020

03-30-2020 Wanted Person

davis lamark

Danville Police are searching for a man wanted in connection to a Sunday afternoon shooting

Police are looking for Lamark K. Davis, age 30, of Danville who is wanted for multiple firearms violations. Police responded to the 1200 block of N. Main Street at ...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2020

03-26-2020 WANTED SUBJECT

PATTERSONMAURICED

The Danville Police Department is searching for a man in connection with a shooting incident last week.

The Danville Police Department is currently searching for 32 year old Maurice D Patterson. He is currently wanted for Shooting from a Moving Vehicle in ...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2020

03-20-2020 Commercial robbery prevention tips

Picture1

As the investigation continues into the Wednesday night attempted robbery at a Food Lion store, we want our businesses to know that these robbers may have committed similar crimes in our region. Business owners and their employees can follow a few steps t...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

03-19-2020 Danville Police seek public help to identify robbery suspects

suspects food lion

Danville Police need your help to identify two individuals who attempted to rob a Food Lion store last night at 11:30 p.m.

Employees at the Food Lion at 607 W. Main St. had just closed up the store when two masked men wearing long coats forced them back in...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

03-19-2020 Danville Police modify response to some calls for service

Picture1

The response to COVID-19 is rapidly evolving and necessitates a fluid response and we are committed to doing our part to help keep our community healthy. 

We will be modifying some of our regular services to follow public health recommendations to...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

03-18-2020 Detention facilities restrict visitation

Picture1

The Danville Police Department has instructed its two detention facilities, Adult Detention Center and W.W. Moore, Jr. Juvenile Detention, to enact measures to limit the potential spread of COVID -19 in an effort to protect the health and well-being of th...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

03-18-2020 Danville Police community response to public health emergency order

Picture1

The Danville Police Department wishes to inform our community about yesterday’s order from the Governor and State Health Commissioner that restricts the number of patrons allowed in restaurants, fitness centers and theaters to 10 or less.

The Dep...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2020

03-16-2020 Danville Police cancel some community activities

Picture1

The Danville Police Department is canceling some community engagement activities.

The Danville Police Department will continue to provide full law enforcement services to our community. We have prepared response readiness plans and we continue to communica...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2020

03-05-2020 Homicide update

Picture1

Danville Police have arrested a person who was involved in the homicide of Melvin Smith. Police arrested this individual on unrelated charges and we will identify the person when we make charges related to the homicide. The investigation is still active a...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2020

03-04-2020 Homicide investigation underway

IMG_1597

Danville Police are investigating a homicide after responding to a call for shots fired this morning.

A 911 call for shots fired led to police to the 300 block of Summit Road this morning at 6:40 a.m. Officers located Melvin Wayne Smith, age 40, of Danvill...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2020

03-04-2020 Shooting Arrest

Pinchback and Jones

One man arrested and another is at large after an early afternoon shooting yesterday. 

Danville Police arrested Quentin Dewhan Pinchback, age 19, of Danville in connection to a shooting in the 300 block of Seeland Road yesterday about 1:30 p.m. Ka...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2020

02-25-2020 Awards ceremony

IMG_0024

The Danville Police Department held its annual awards ceremony Tuesday.

Chief Scott C. Booth recognized several women and men of the Danville Police Department for their exceptional service in 2019. Booth also honored three individuals from partner agencie...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2020

02-23-2020 SUV crashes into vacant house

Gay St

Danville Police are investigating an early morning hit and run after a driver crashed an SUV into a house.

A 911 call just before 12:30 a.m. led emergency personnel to the 400 block of Gay Street. There they located a gold Ford Escape in the living room of...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2020

01-24-2020 Stabbing arrest

lee,rahim

Police arrest a man who stabbed hotel employee

Danville Police arrested a man who stabbed a hotel employee this afternoon after a confrontation erupted between the two.

Officers were called to the 2900 block of W. Main Street after a passerby called 911 abo...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2020

01-23-2020 Police report crime continues to trend down in Danville

Picture1

The Danville Police Department reported at a Thursday news conference that crime continued to trend down in Danville in 2019.

Police Chief Scott Booth discussed preliminary 2019 crime statistics in major crime categories and outlined several of the departm...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2020

01-15-2020 Robbery Arrests

burton, saunders, murphy

Updated(4:30 p.m.) with Tyree Murphy’s mugshot pictured to the right with the green shirt.

Three Danville men have been arrested in connection to a string of robberies

Two men armed with handguns and wearing masks entered the Astoria Hotel office ...

Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2012

02-14-12 Burglary Arrest

At approximately 11:34 pm on 02-13-12, officers responded to Sacred Heart School, 540 Central Blvd., in reference to an alarm. Officers located 34 year old David Dwayne Dabbs of Danville in the area of the school.

After further investigation, Mr. Dabb...David Dwayne Dabbs

David Dwayne Dabbs Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: February 13, 2012

02-13-12 Charges Brought in Vehicle Crash

As a result of the investigation into the vehicle crash this afternoon on the Route 29 Expressway, the driver of the Nissan, John Joseph Beckelheimer, age 46 of Pittsylvania County was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Due to ongoing me...John Joseph Beckelheimer

John Joseph Beckelheimer Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: February 13, 2012

02-13-12 Vehicle Crash

At approximately 3:30 pm this afternoon Danville Police and EMS personnel responded to the Route 29 Expressway near Holland Road for a report of a vehicle crash.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 Nissan Pickup was being operated by a 4...Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2012

01-24-12 Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle Update

The Danville Police Department continues to investigate an accident where a pedestrian was struck last week.

At approximately 8:20 pm on 1-17-12 a 21-year-old male was crossing Kemper Road coming from the area of Danville Community College when he was...Read on...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases