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Posted on: November 29, 2018

11-29-18 Community Walk

Danville Police Chief Scott Booth and officers of the Danville Police Department will hold a community engagement walk today, 11/29/18 in the Seminole Trail neighborhood.  This will be the tenth such walk in a planned series spanning the balance ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2018

11-19-18 Charges Brought in Homicide

On November 13, 2018 at approximately 4:19 pm, Danville Police were called to a residence in the 1600 block of South Street for a report of an unresponsive male.  Upon arrival they discovered a deceased male suffering from an apparent gunshot wou...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2018

11-13-18 Victim Identified

The man found deceased on South St. this afternoon has been identified as 69-year-old Benjamin Anthony Hairston. The investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Danville Crime Stoppers at (434) ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2018

11-13-18 Suspicious Death

The Danville Police Department is currently investigating a suspicious death. 

At approximately 4:19 pm this afternoon, Danville Police were called to a residence in the 1600 block of South St. for a report of an unresponsive male. Upon a...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2018

11-08-18 Charges Brought in Homicide

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Charges have been brought in a double homicide yesterday evening.

This morning, Danville Police charged 52-year-old Onis Donnell Moon with two counts of 1st Degree Murder in violation of VA State Code 18.2-32. He is currently being held in the Danville Cit...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2018

11-08-18 Homicide

The Danville Police Department is investigating a double homicide.

At approximately 9:56 pm yesterday evening, Danville Police responded to a residence in the 100 block of Lexington Ave. for a disturbance. Upon arrival, they found three individuals sufferi...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2018

11-01-18 Media Event

There will be a media event to announce the establishment of the G. Brooks Powell, Jr. Police Community Engagement Fund tomorrow, Friday, November 2, 2018 at 1:00 pm. The location will be Kickback Jack’s 140 Crown Drive, Danville, Virginia.

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2018

11-01-18 No Shave / Wacky Nails November

During the month of November you may notice some Danville Police Officers wearing a little more facial hair than normal. You may also notice some Danville Officers sporting unusual fingernail designs.

The Danville Police Department will be allowing officer...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2018

10-26-18 Beauty Shop with a Cop

Danville Police Chief Scott Booth and officers of the Danville Police Department will hold a community engagement event tomorrow, Friday, 10-26-18 at Vision Beauty Salon and Spa between the hours of 12:00pm and 1:00pm. Vision Beauty Salon and Spa is locat...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2018

10-25-18 Community Walk

Danville Police Chief Scott Booth and officers of the Danville Police Department will hold a community engagement walk today, 10/25/18 in the White Rock neighborhood. This will be the ninth such walk in a planned series spanning the balance of the year. T...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2018

10-23-18 Homicide Victim Identified

The victim in this evening's homicide has been identified as 22-year-old Dwight Montel Harris of Danville. He was found on Cabell St. suffering from apparent gunshot injuries. His body will be sent to the Medical Examiner's Office in Roanoke for an autops...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2018

Danville Police are on the scene of a possible homicide.

The Danville Police Department responded to a call of shots fired in the 600 block of Cabell St and found a male lying in the roadway. EMS was called to the scene but the male was nonviable.

 At this time the name of the man will be withheld pendi...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2018

Missing Endangered Adult located safely.

Missing Adult

The missing 64 year old woman has been located safely. A media release was sent out in an attempt to locate the endangered adult. She was seen on Memorial Drive by a citizen who notified the Danville Police Department. Officers responded and transported h...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2018

10-12-18 Second storm fatality victim identified

The second fatality victim from last nights storm has been identified as 60 year old Jennifer Bjarnesen Mitchell of Danville. Her body will be transported to Roanoke for autopsy.

See previous Danville Police media release from today:

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2018

10-12-18 Storm related fatalities

Danville Police and Rescue personnel responded to the scene of two storm related incidents that resulted in fatalities overnight. 

At approximately 5:00pm William Lynn Tanksley 53 of Danville was swept away from his vehicle by swift moving water d...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2018

10-12-18 Barbershop with a Cop cancelled

 The Barbershop with a Cop community engagement event scheduled for today between 10am and 11:00am at Lou's Barbershop located at 632 South Main Street has been postponed. The new date and time will be sent out when it is rescheduled.

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2018

10-11-18 Barbershop With a Cop

Danville Police Chief Scott Booth and officers of the Danville Police Department will hold a community engagement event tomorrow, Friday, 10-12-18 at Lou's Barbershop between the hours of 10:00am and 11:00am. Lou's is located at 632 South Main Street.&...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 10, 2018

10-10-18 Carjacking arrests

10-10-18 Carjacking suspects

Three suspects have been arrested for the September 26th robbery that occurred in the 600 block of Arnett Blvd. See Danville media release below:

On 09-26-18 at approximately 8:30 pm Danville Police responded to the 600 block of Arnett Blvd for a report of...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2018

10-09-18 Social Media Threat

Yesterday Danville Public Schools contacted the Danville Police Department about a social media communication in reference to a school shooting threat. 

The threat was investigated in partnership with the Danville Public Schools and the source has...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2018

09-27-2018 Search for wanted teen ends in arrest........

Rayshawn Wa-heim Bennett

Danville Police have ended their search for 17 year old Rashawn Wa-heim Bennett who was wanted on charges for conspiracy to commit 1st degree murder, attempted 1st degree murder, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony . Just before noon on 09-...

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Additional Info... Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2018

Suspect arrested in August Homicide.

A teen has been arrested in the homicide of Charlie Junior Williams.

This morning, Danville Police charged 17-year-old Kurtyus Latrell Hairston in the shooting death of  Charlie Junior Williams. Hairston was charged on August, 18, 2018 in the shoo...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2018

9-26-18 Robbery

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On 09-26-18 at approximately 8:30 pm Danville Police responded to the 600 block of Arnett Blvd for a report of a robbery. A female victim reported to officers that she was approached by three male subjects, one of which pointed a handgun at her and demand...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Former Danville Police Officer Receives MADD Award for DUI Enforcement efforts in Danville

Kenyi MADD 2017 web

On Friday, September 07, 2018, Officer Andrew  M. Kenyi received the 2018 Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) award for his outstanding efforts in Drunk Driving Enforcement (DUI) as an officer with the Danville Police Department. Officer Kenyi l...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Two Danville Police Officers Receive 2018 VACP Awards for Valor

2018 VACP Valor Awards

The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police & Foundation (VACP) recently recognized two Danville Officers for their acts of bravery and valor during the performance of their duties. Officers Justin Nelson and John Stadler were recognized September 07...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2018

Danville Police continue their search for person charged in connection with a 2017 homicide.

Rayshawn Wa-heim Bennett

Danville Police continue their search for person charged in connection with a 2017 homicide. In the interest of public safety, the Danville Police Department is releasing the following juvenile charge information: Charges for conspiracy to commit 1st degr...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2018

07-25-18 Reward Offered.

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The Danville Virginia Police Department, in partnership
with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and the NationalShooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), have announced a joint reward, of up to
$7,000.00, for information leading t...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2018

Danville Police Major Graduates from FBI National Academy

Wiles FBINA graduation

Danville Police Major Chris Wiles recently attended and graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy.  The ten week academy held at Quantico, Virginia was the 272nd Session and hosted law enforcement leaders from 48 states...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2018

Meet the Chief

A local resident has invited his neighbors and Danville PD Chief Scott Booth to a Meet the Chief event. Local resident Hakim Abdullah has scheduled a Meet the Chief event for Saturday June 23, 2018 from 1 pm - 3 pm. Chief Booth and Mr. Abdullah met today ...

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Additional Info... Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Federal Charges to be announced at 1:30 pm Press Conference in Danville

DANVILLE, Va. – On Thursday, June 14 at 1:30 p.m., United States Attorney Thomas T.Cullen, Adam S. Lee Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond Division, along with officialsfrom the Danville Police Department, Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office, t...

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Additional Info... Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Community Engagement Walk

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Danville Police Chief Scott Booth and officers of the Danville Police Department will hold a community engagement walk Thursday afternoon May 17, 2018 in the neighborhood adjacent to North Main St and Moffett St. and in the vicinity of the Woodrow Wilson ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Criminal Identity Theft Incident

Brain Lamont Terry Jr

The Danville Police Department is currently investigating a criminal identity theft incident that occurred during the month of April. The Weekly Arrest Report and Arrest Photos Report posted May 01, 2018 have been republished due to an ongoing investigati...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Free Community Shred Event

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The Danville Police Department has partnered with URW Community Federal Credit Union and Commonwealth Document Management to bring area residents the opportunity to protect against ID Theft and rid their homes of excess paperwork. This FREE event is open ...

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Additional Info... Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2018

Prescription Drug Take Back event set for Saturday April 28 from 10 until 2

Don't Be the Dealer

Danville VA – On Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Danville Police Department, the Danville Sheriffs Office, and the Regional Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention will participate in the  Drug Enforcement Administration 1...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2018

04-17-2018 Community Engagement Walk

Danville Police Chief Scott Booth
and officers of the Danville Police Department will hold a community engagementwalk Wednesday afternoon April 18, 2018 in the Old West End neighborhood. This
will be the third such walk in a planned series spanning th...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Police seek assistance from the public in stolen vehicle incident

Photo Collage - Stolen Vehicle - Suspect Vehicle 2 unknown suspects

The Danville Police Department is currently investigating a motor vehicle theft incident that occurred on April 2, 2018 at an area gas station. The reporting party stepped inside the gas station to pay for a fuel purchase leaving the keys in the vehicle. ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2018

Danville Man wanted in connection with a shooting incident

Marcus Maurice Hunt

A Danville Man is currently wanted in connection with a recent shooting incident at a local restaurant on March 29, 2018. Marcus Maurice Hunt age 31 is wanted on charges of: Malicious Wounding in violation of VA State Code 18.2-51.2 and Use of a Firearm i...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2018

03-19-2018 Community Engagement Walk

Danville Police Chief Scott Booth and other police staff will hold a community engagement walk Thursday afternoon March 22, 2018 in the neighborhoods adjacent to GLH Johnson Elementary School.

The walk will begin at 2 p.m. at the picnic shelter located on ...

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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