News Flash

Posted on: January 23, 2021

01-23-2021 Response to threat at Averett University

Averett University security contacted the Danville Police Department at about 11:15 a.m. after receiving a threatening email. The email made a general threat toward the university and out of an abundance of caution, the campus went into lockdown.

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2021

01-22-2021 IDDU Graduation

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The Danville Police Department is excited to recognize the second class of IDDU graduates.

Last Wednesday evening, the Department recognized seven graduates who recently completed the community program designed for people who have been released from jail w...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

01-11-2021 Police make arrest in overnight homicide

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Investigators arrested James Edward Fultz IV of Martinsville in connection with last night’s homicide. 

Investigators believe Fultz, age 47, got a ride in a cab and at some point during the fare, cut or stabbed the driver. The driver, 51-year-old ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2021

01-10-2021 Homicide Gay Street

Danville Police responded to a medical emergency in the 500 block of Gay Street this evening.

 

At approximately 8:56 pm this evening, Danville Police were called to the 500 block of Gay Street for a medical emergency.  Upon arrival, they ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2021

01-05-2021 Department restructure focuses on community policing

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The Danville Police Department restructured the Patrol Bureau as part of our continued focus on community policing. 

The department began planning six months ago to implement Neighborhood Oriented Policing beginning January 4, 2021. The strategy o...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

01-04-2021 Police seek help to identify person of interest in robbery

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Danville Police are asking for the public’s assistance to help identify a person of interest in a recent convenience store robbery.  

An individual robbed Carter’s Quick Shoppe at 3103 West Main Street on December 27 at about 8 a.m. A witness desc...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2020

12-29-2020 Danville man arrested for early morning shooting

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Danville Police arrested 18-year-old Javonte L. Harris in connection with a shooting that happened this morning. 

 Officers responded to a 911 call for shots fired in the 200 block of Greenwich Circle at about 2:00 a.m. They found that bu...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2020

12-29-2020 Department holds promotion ceremony

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The Danville Police Department is pleased to announce the promotion of 19 officers today that will be effective January 1, 2021.  

Chief Scott Booth promoted officers to the ranks of captain, lieutenant, sergeant and corporal in a ceremony held in...

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Posted on: December 29, 2020

12-29-2020 Danville Police seeking persons who vandalized neighborhood

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The Danville Police Department is asking for the community’s assistance to help identify vandals who sprayed graffiti on cars and buildings on and around Averett University.  

Around 1:00 a.m. on December 26, surveillance captured images...

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

12-21-2020 Traffic crash on South Boston Road

Danville Police are investigating a single-vehicle traffic crash that happened this afternoon on South Boston Road that left a Danville man dead. 

The crash happened about 12:35 p.m. on South Boston Road near the intersection of Gough St. The driv...

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

12-16-2020 Danville experiencing record low crime

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The City of Danville continues to experience a decrease in crime thanks to focused deterrence efforts and community partnerships. 

Chief Scott Booth came to Danville in 2018 with the mission to reduce crime, particularly violent crime, and build c...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2020

12-11-2020 Man wanted in connection to catalytic converter thefts

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Danville Police obtained several warrants on Daniel R. Solis of Danville with several charges in connection with a string of catalytic converter thefts.

Police charged Solis, age 39, with two counts of grand larceny, trespassing and unlawfully entering a v...

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

12-09-2020 Skeletal human remains discovered in Danville

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Danville Police are conducting a death investigation after a crew of workers clearing trees along a power line right-of-way found human skeletal remains late in the afternoon of December 8.  

Officers immediately secured the area and today police ...

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

12-08-2020 Robbery arrest

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Danville Police arrested David Hampton, age 20, for robbery and abduction in connection with a December 1 incident. 

On the evening of December 1, the victim reported to police he met a man that he did not know in order to buy drugs. They walked t...

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

12-08-2020 Drug investigation arrest

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Danville Police charged Joshua Allen in connection with an ongoing drug investigation involving a potentially fatal overdose. 

On November 27 a family member called 911 to report they found a family member unresponsive. EMS transported the victim,...

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

12-04-2020 Focused opioid intervention efforts continue

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The Danville Police Department would like to remind everyone of the continued focused efforts to combat opioid abuse in the City of Danville, provide information on recent likely deaths from opioid use, and offer assistance to individuals fighting opioid ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2020

12-03-2020 Catalytic converter theft awareness

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The Danville Police Department has recognized a citywide pattern of catalytic converter theft from vehicle exhaust systems. Toyota Priuses and Honda’s are the most common vehicle type being targeted, although several other makes and models have ...

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Posted on: December 3, 2020

12-03-2020 Danville man wanted in connection with November shooting

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Danville Police are looking for Kaos Green for outstanding felony warrants for his involvement in a November shooting.  

Police charged Green, age 25, with aggravated assault and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in connection to ...

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

Traffic Fatality

November 25, 2020

Motor vehicle crash results in a fatality

Danville Police are investigating a traffic crash that happened Tuesday around 5:16 p.m. in the area of West Main Street and Park Avenue.   

A gray 2016 Range Rover driven...

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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

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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

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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...

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