News Flash

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:

Danville Polic...

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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: October 3, 2018

10-03-18 Unlawful Wounding arrest

Wilson

Danville Police have charged 45 year- old Danville resident Bruce Dexter Wilson with felony unlawful wounding in connection with yesterday's assault with a knife that occurred at the Danville Goodyear plant. Wilson was arrested at the Danville Police Depa...

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

10-02-18 Aggravated Assault

Today at approximately 11:51am Danville Police and emergency personnel responded to the Goodyear-Danville Plant on Goodyear Boulevard in reference to a possible stabbing.

Upon arrival, Danville Police spoke with a male employee of Goodyear that had sustain...

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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 24, 2018

Wanted Robbery Suspect identified.

Bobby Lee Keith III

A suspect has been identified in the Joy Food Store robbery on September 14, 2018. The suspect Bobby Lee Keith III  age 29 of Danville  displayed a handgun during the robbery and should be considered armed.

Anyone with information about t...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2018

09-20-18 Home Invasion and rape

Last night, 09-19-18 at approximately 10:58pm, Danville Police responded to the 500 block of Ingram Street about a report of a home invasion and rape. Once on the scene officers spoke with an adult female victim. The victim told police two black males kic...

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

09-20-18 Community Walk

Community Engagement Walk 2

Danville Police Chief Scott Booth and officers of the
Danville Police Department will hold a community engagement walk today,09/20/18 in the Henry Street neighborhood. This will be the eighth such walk in
a planned series spanning the balance of the y...

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

09-18-18 Robbery

On 09-14-18 at approximately 9:48 am Danville Police responded to the Joy Food Store located at 2180 West Main Street about a robbery. Once on the scene police spoke to a male employee victim. The victim told police he was stocking items in the store when...

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Additional Info... 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 7, 2018

09-07-18 Robbery

Today at approximately 9:20am Danville Police responded to Aarons Auto at 1110 South Boston Road. about a reported robbery. Once on the scene officers spoke to a male victim employee of the business. The victim told police he was inside when two male susp...

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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: September 5, 2018

09-05-18 Captain TW Jones promoted to Major.

Major TW Jones

On 09-04-18, Danville Police Captain Timothy W. Jones was promoted to the rank of Major.

Major Jones was selected during a promotion process that
took place during the month of August in which eight applicants, three DanvillePolice Captains and five Lie...

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

08-28-18 Search Warrants

08-28-18 Search Warrant 2

On 08-23-18 two Danville officers on routine patrol observed activity they believed to be consistent with the sale of illegal narcotics at 3500 West Main Street (Travel Inn Motel).

The information was passed on to the Special Investigative Unit. After inve...

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Additional Info... Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2018

08-23-18 Community Engagement Walk

Danville Police Chief Scott Booth and officers of the Danville Police Department will hold a community engagement walk today, 08/23/18 in the Cedarbrook neighborhood. This will be the seventh such walk in a planned series spanning the balance of the year....

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

08-18-18 Charges Brought in Homicide

A teen has been arrested in the homicide of Patrick Andreaus Gunn.

This morning, Danville Police charged a 17-year-old male in the shooting death of Patrick Andreaus Gunn. He is charged with the following offenses:

1) 1st Degree Murder in violation of VA St...

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

08-18-18 Homicide Victim Identified

The victim in the homicide yesterday evening has been identified as 21-year-old Patrick Andreaus Gunn of Danville.

The investigation is active and ongoing. 

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call 911, Danville Crime Stoppers...

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

08-17-18 Homicide

This evening at approximately 7:45 p.m. Danville Police were dispatched to the 700 block of Paxton Street in reference to a person being shot. When officers arrived on the scene they discovered a deceased black male in the drivers seat of a vehic...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2018

08-16-18 Homicide victim identified

The victim from this mornings homicide at 330 Henry Street has been identified as 46 year-old Charlie Junior Williams of Danville. See previous Danville Police media release:

This morning at approximately 7:35 a.m. Danville Police and emergency pe...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2018

08-16-18 Homicide

This morning at approximately 7:35 a.m. Danville Police and emergency personnel responded 330 Henry Street in reference to a vehicle with the drivers window shattered and an unresponsive male sitting inside. The caller also advised there was blood inside ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2018

08-15-18 Recovered stolen vehicle

The Norris Funeral Services flatbed truck that was reported stolen Monday from McDonalds on Piney Forest Road was recovered overnight in Greensboro NC.

 The Danville Police Department is still seeking help from the public about the identi...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2018

08-14-18 Stolen vehicle

Yesterday at approximately 10:08 a.m., officers were dispatched to 1435 Piney Forest Road (McDonalds) in reference to a stolen vehicle.

A male employee of Norris Funeral Home reported a 2008 white 3500 flatbed truck with Virginia tags TW20170 that he was o...

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

08-09-18 Escape Custody

Miller, Raven J.

Today at approximately 10:59am Danville Police were in the process of transporting 28-year-old Danville resident, Raven Juowane Miller from Sovah Health to the Danville City Jail when he escaped police custody with force. Miller was wanted for Parole viol...

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

Danville Police will have increased presence for start of the school year.

In support of the Danville Public School system's start of the new school year, police officers will be among those welcoming area students back to school tomorrow August 9th.

Some officers will be riding school buses with students. Others will be at the s...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2018

07-30-18 Carl Kennedy Extradition

CarlRayKennedy

Carl Ray Kennedy was extradited back to Danville last Friday 07-27-18 to face local charges of domestic assault and abduction. He is currently being held in the Danville City Jail. Kennedy was scheduled for arraignment this morning at 8:30am in Danville J...

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

07-25-18 Community Engagement Walk

Danville Police Chief Scott Booth and officers of the Danville Police Department will hold a community engagement walk tomorrow 7/26/18, in the Woodside Village neighborhood located at 1321 Piney Forest Road. This will be the sixth such walk in a planned ...

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

07-25-18 Reward Offered.

Valero suspect 2 (2)

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

Comm Walk

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