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Posted on: July 14, 2021

07-04-2021 Police arrest suspect following shooting in department store

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Danville Police arrested 32-year-old Jaivon Alonzo Scott following a shooting at 3316 Riverside Drive. 

Police responded to a 911 call for a shooting at 2:25 p.m. inside American Freight, Furniture, Mattress and Appliance.  

The officers r...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2021

06-28-2021 Promotions

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The Danville Police Department is pleased to announce the promotion of 3 officers today that will be effective July 1, 2021.  

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

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2021

06-24-2021 Third annual youth police academy graduation

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The Danville Police Department wishes to congratulate thirty-seven youth cadets who graduated today from the third annual youth police academy.  

These young people participated in character development, physical fitness and scenario-based trainin...

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

06-22-2021 Operation nets arrests and firearms, drug seizures

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Danville Police Department conducted a three-month operation focused on arresting wanted violent offenders connected to firearms-related offenses. 

Danville experienced an increase of firearms-related offenses in early 2021 compared to previous mo...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2021

06-21-2021 Danville man wanted after dispute ends in stabbing

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Danville Police are looking for Gary Lee Henry, Jr., 30, who is wanted on charges of aggravated malicious wounding, eluding police and hit and run. 

A 31-year-old male called 911 after he was stabbed in the 400 block of Dula Street on June 21 abou...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2021

06-17-2021 Two men arrested in connection with mid-afternoon shooting

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Police arrested Kelby Williams, age 38, and Donald Thompson, age 35, on charges related to a shooting that happened on June 16.  

The shooting happened just before 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Sunrise Store at 937 South Main Street. A few minu...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2021

*Updated* 06-10-2021 Danville Police searching for robbery suspect

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Updated 6-10-2021

Investigators charged Donzell Coles with robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in connection with the string of incidents from June 9. A member of the Danville City Sheriff’s Office was on his way to work We...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2021

UPDATE 06-09-2021 Danville Police searching burglary suspects

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6-9-2021  Update

Danville Police arrested Ceraphin and the 17-year-old juvenile without incident. 

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Danville Police are searching for one adult and two juveniles in connection with a weekend burglary. 

Investigators obtained an ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2021

UPDATE: 05-20-2021 Danville man killed in shooting

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May 20, 2021 Update:

Investigators charged 19-year-old Majusty Miles, of Danville, with second-degree murder in connection to the shooting death of Jontavious Logan.  

Police arrested Miles in Danville without incident and he was held without bond....

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2021

04-26-2021 Danville man wanted in connection with shooting

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Danville Police are searching for Derrick Lamont Miller, 35, from Danville in connection with a shooting that happened on April 21.  

Officers responded the 300 block of Wendell Scott Drive to a call for shots fired around 1 p.m. They canvassed th...

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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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