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Posted on: October 5, 2022

10-05-2022 Cars and Community

Cars and Community

The Danville Police Department is hosting our 2nd annual Cars and Community event on October 8, 2022, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Dan River Church Parking lot located at 2805 Riverside Drive, Danville, VA 24540. This free community event offers fun for...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2022

10-05-2022 National Night Out 2022

National Night Out Flyer 2022

The Danville Police Department is hosting their annual National Night Out on October 11, 2022, from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2022

09-28-2022 Motor Vehicle Fatality

On September 23, 2022, at approximately, 7:00 am, the Danville Police Department responded to a call regarding a motor vehicle accident in the 2100 block of West Main Street. Mr. Alvin Richardson, 52-year-old Danville male operating a moped traveling east...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2022

09-27-2022 Hidden Camera Discovered in Walmart Family Restroom

Update 9/27/2022 11:21 AM - Preliminary analysis of the camera showed only one recording. This recording did not capture any footage of a personal or private nature. The individual in the recording could not be identified. This investiga...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2022

09-20-2022 Multiple Arrests Made in Connection with Motor Vehicle Thefts

The Danville Police Department patrol unit began special focused investigations to address a pattern of thefts from unlocked vehicles which led to two thefts of motor vehicles over the weekend. The pattern included personal items of value and firearms lef...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2022

09-15-2022 Missing Female Located with K 9 Assistance

Jeff and K9 Cynder

Missing Adult Naomi Willis was located at approximately 2:45PM after an extensive search including members of the Danville Police Department, Danville Life Saving Crew, Danville Fire Department, Blairs Volunteer Rescue Squad, Ringgold Volunteer Fire Depar...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2022

09-13-2022 Danville Crime Stoppers Hosts Annual Dinner Fundraiser

On October 14, 2022 at 6:00 pm, the Danville Crime Stoppers will host their annual dinner fundraiser at Stratford Conference Center at 149 Piney Forest Road, Danville, VA. Tickets for the fundraiser cost $50 each and includes dinner, entertainment, and do...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2022

09-12-2022 Community Engagement Walk in Remembrance of Norma Brower

On Monday, September 12, 2022, at 5 pm on the corner of Sycamore and Spruce, the Danville Police Department will host our monthly community engagement walk. The focus of our community engagement walks is to build public trust and develop positive relation...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2022

09-02-2022 Chief Scott Booth Highlighted in the International Police Chief Magazine

Chief Scott Booth

Chief Scott Booth was highlighted in the publication of the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s (IACP) Police Chief Magazine. The IACP is the world’s largest and most influential professional association for police leaders and is committed to ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2022

08-30-2022 All Danville Police Department Services are Located at New Headquarters

Public Entrance 8.30.22

Effective immediately, August 30, 2022, all Danville Police Department operations will be at our new location. This includes services rendered to the public. The temporary address is 2291 Memorial Drive. After turning into to the new police department hea...

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Click to See Directions to New Location Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 29, 2022

08-29-2022 Danville Police Department Presents Catwalk In Costume

On Friday, October 14, 2022, at 6 pm, the Danville Police Department is hosting Catwalk in Costumes with Police. The location will be in the Multipurpose room at the new DPD Headquarters on 1 Community Way, Danville, VA 24541. This event will take the pla...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2022

08-26-2022 Suspect Charged with First Degree Murder

On August 25, 2022, the 14-year-old Danville teen resident previously charged with robbery and use of firearm in the commission of a felony is now being charged with first degree murder. 

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In the early hours on August 18, 2022, thr...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2022

08-25-2022 Pass the Perspective Event Hosted

On Thursday, August 25, 2022, at 5:30 pm, the Danville Police Department will host a Pass the Perspective event. The location will be in the Multiple Interactive Learning Objectives (MILO) room at the new DPD Headquarters on 1 Community Way, Danville, VA ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2022

08-24-2022 C.L.I.P. Academy Graduation

CLIP Logo - Averett

On Friday, August 26, 2022, from 11 am to 1 pm in the President’s Suite at Frank R. Campbell Stadium on North Campus at Averett University (707 Mount Cross Road, Danville, VA 24540), the fourth session of the Danville Police Department&rsquo...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2022

08-23-2022 Student Tip Leads to Arrest and Gun Seizure at GW High School

At approximately 3:06 PM, a physical altercation occurred between students inside George Washington High School. After the altercation, security officers were notified that one of the students involved, a 15-year-old male, was in possession of a handgun. ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2022

08-23-2022 Suspect Charged in Homicide

Richard Lee Wilson Jr.

On Monday, August 22, 2022, a Danville grand jury indicted 30-year-old Danville male, Mr. Richard Lee Wilson, Jr. The charges include first-degree murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and use of firearm by a convicted felon in regard to t...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2022

08-22-2022 4th Annual Youth Engagement Talent Show

4nd Annual Youth Engagement Talent Show Flyer

On November 18, 2022, at 5:30 PM, the Danville Police Department (DPD) will host their 4th Annual Youth Engagement Talent Show. It will be at the new police department headquarters, 1 Community Way, Danville VA, 24541 in the Multipurpose Room.

Stu...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2022

08-18-2022 Police Apprehend Suspect in Homicide

Marte Wil-shownn Oliver

In the early hours on August 18, 2022 through the diligent work of our investigators, Danville Police Department (DPD) apprehended the 14-year-old Danville teen who was being sought for robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony regarding ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2022

08-17-2022 Police Seeking the Public’s Assistance Locating Suspects in Homicide

Marte Wil-shownn Oliver

Yesterday at approximately 4:19 PM, the Danville Police Department responded to the 300 block of Halifax Street for calls of shots fired. Officers located a male victim suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound(s) to his upper body. The victim ha...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2022

08-17-2022 North Avenue Shooting Update

XZAVION ISSAIH SMITH

The initial named suspect in Monday’s shooting incidents, 18-year-old male Xzavion Issaih Smith, was located on Tuesday evening by investigators. Mr. Smith was arrested for attempted malicious wounding, shooting at an occupied vehicle, and use o...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2022

08-17-2022 H.E.A.R.T. Walk on Halifax Street

The Danville Police Department (DPD) will conduct a H.E.A.R.T. (Heal and Engage After Recent Trauma) Walk in response to the homicide yesterday in the 300 block of Halifax Street at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. The goal of these walks is to ex...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2022

08-16-2022 Homicide Investigation on Halifax Street

At approximately 4:19 PM, the Danville Police Department responded to the 300 block of Halifax Street for calls of shots fired. Officers located a male victim suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound(s) to his upper body. The victim was pronounc...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2022

08-16-2022 Police Seeking Public’s Assistance in Identification of Suspect and Vehicle

Gold SUV

The Danville Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a suspect vehicle, identifying suspects, and locating one known individual that has been charged in a Monday evening shooting incident.

On August 15, 2022, at approximately, ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2022

08-09-2022 Danville Police Arrest Shooting Suspect Terry West Jr.

TerryWestJr

The Danville Police Department was able to locate wanted suspect Terry NMN West Jr. this afternoon and take him into custody.  West fled a residence in the 1600 block of Piney Forest Rd and was apprehended after a short foot pursuit.  He...

Terry NMN West Jr.

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2022

08-09-2022 Danville Police Seeking Suspect in Monday Night Shooting

TerryWestJr

On 08-08-2022, at approximately 8:41 PM, the Danville Police Department responded to 1321 Piney Forest Rd, in the area of the D building, for reports of someone being shot. Officers located a 24-year-old male from Danville suffering from a gunshot wound. ...

Terry NMN West Jr.

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2022

07-30-2022 Danville Police Investigating Early Morning Homicide

At approximately 3:48AM, the Danville Police Department responded to an address in the 700 block of Stokes for calls of a person being shot.  Officers located 19-year-old Danville native Ja'Quise De'Juan Beard on the sidewalk su...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2022

07-28-2022 Danville Police Investigating Homicide

On July 27, 2022, at approximately 10:50PM, the Danville Police Department responded to calls of shots being fired at the apartment complex located at 1321 Piney Forest Rd. Responding officers found 23-year-old Darick Lamont Richardson II, a Danville resi...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2022

07-19-2022 Arrest Made in Sunday Shooting Incident on Memorial Drive

JahsunTownes

This morning, the Danville Police Department  arrested 19-year-old Jahsun Le'Andre Townes of Danville for charges of aggravated malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, discharging a firearm in a publi...

Jahsun Le'Andre Townes

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2022

07-17-2022 Danville Police Investigating a Shooting Incident

On 07-17-2022, at approximately 6:50 PM, Danville Police were dispatched to the area of Memorial Drive between North Ridge Street and Poplar Street for a report of shots fired. 

A 42-year-old male Danville resident arrived at SOVAH Danville emerge...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2022

06-01-2022 Danville Police Respond to Threat to Shoot at a School and Make Arrest

Over this past weekend, the Virginia Fusion Center notified the Danville Police Department of a social media post that contained a non-location-specific threat to shoot at a school that originated from the city of Danville area.  In partnership w...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2022

05-20-2022 Homicide Suspect Andrew Jovanni Menjivar Has Been Arrested

Andrew Menjivar photo

This afternoon, our law enforcement partners with the Winston Salem Police Department located and arrested 24-year-old Andrew Jovanni Menjivar for the charge of second degree murder from Tuesdays homicide of 29-year-old Brandon Alexander Gore. He will now...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2022

05-18-2022 *Update* Danville Police Still Searching for Homicide Suspect

Andrew Menjivar photo

The Danville Police Department is asking citizens to help locate 24-year-old Andrew Jovanni Menjivar who has officially been charged with second degree murder in the killing of Brandon Alexander Gore yesterday at the apartment complex located at 1575 Rich...

Andrew Jovanni Menjivar

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2022

05-17-2022 Danville Police Actively Searching for Suspect in Deadly Morning Shooting

Andrew Menjivar photo

At 9:31 AM, the Danville Police Department responded to the apartment complex at 1575 Richmond Blvd for a call of a man being shot outside of an apartment.  Officers located a 29-year-old Danville resident, Brandon Alexander Gore, suffering from ...

Andrew Manjivar

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2022

04-27-2022 Chief Scott Booth Awarded 2022 Innovation in Government Award

Group w Governor Wilder

On April 26, 2022, Danville Police Chief Scott C. Booth was presented the 2022 Excellence in Virginia Award for Innovation in Government by the Virginia Commonwealth University L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at the Richmond Marr...

Award Ceremony with Governor Wilder

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2022

04-20-2022 Arrest Made in the Fatal Hit and Run Death of Tyler Brent Herndon

MarcoBanksJrarrestphoto

This afternoon, April 20, 2022, investigators with the Danville Police Department charged 19-year-old Danville resident Marco Dunzell Banks Jr. with Felony Hit and Run, in violation of Virginia code 46.2-894 in relation to the April 2, 2022, hit and run a...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2022

04-16-2022 Danville Police Investigating Deadly Shooting

At 1:24PM this afternoon, the Danville 911 center received a call of a male being shot at Cardinal Village Apartments.  Responding officers located 20-year-old Shafi Yassin Rasheed of Danville, suffering from gunshot wounds in the 600 block of Ed...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2022

04-15-2022 Danville Police De-escalate an Armed Barricaded Suspect After Shots Were Fired

The Danville Police Department is pleased to announce a positive outcome to a critical incident with a barricaded armed individual at 1321 Piney Forest Rd overnight, which resulted in a 7-hour negotiation.  

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2022

04-08-2022 Update to Franklin Turnpike Fatal Motorcycle Accident Investigation

Franklin Turnpike crash possible suspect

       With the support of the community, the Danville Police Department has located the black four door vehicle involved in last Saturday's hit-and-run accident on Franklin Turnpike involving a motorcycle, whi...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2022

04-07-2022 Police Arrest New Jersey Homicide Suspect in Danville

DarneillThomas

     At approximately 11:00AM this morning, the Danville Police Department arrested 22-year-old Darneill James Thomas of West Orange, New Jersey on an outstanding warrant for Homicide from Essex County, New Jersey.  

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Darneill Thomas

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2022

04-05-2022 Danville Police Department Awarded CALEA Accreditation

CALEA Award Photo 4-2-22 Orlando Florida

The Danville Police Department was awarded with accreditation from The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc (CALEA) on Saturday night April 2, 2022, in Orlando, Florida.  

The process of review for accreditation through CA...

CALEA Award Presentation Orlando, FL

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2022

02-24-2022 Danville Police Awards Ceremony 2022

2021 Partnership Awards Recipients

Today, the Danville Police Department recognized 55 agency personnel, 7 community or law enforcement partners, and two agency K 9's with awards for outstanding actions and performance in 2021 at the annual awards ceremony held at the River Oak Church of G...
2021 Partnership Award Recipients

Photos on DPD Facebook Page 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