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Posted on: January 24, 2020

01-24-2020 Stabbing arrest

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Police arrest a man who stabbed hotel employee

Danville Police arrested a man who stabbed a hotel employee this afternoon after a confrontation erupted between the two.

Officers were called to the 2900 block of W. Main Street after a passerby called 911 abo...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2020

01-23-2020 Police report crime continues to trend down in Danville

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The Danville Police Department reported at a Thursday news conference that crime continued to trend down in Danville in 2019.

Police Chief Scott Booth discussed preliminary 2019 crime statistics in major crime categories and outlined several of the departm...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2020

01-20-2020 Officer struck by vehicle while directing traffic

A Danville Police officer was struck by a vehicle while directing traffic for a funeral procession today.

Officer Andrew Eanes led a funeral procession northbound on N. Main St. to the Highland Burial Park entrance at about 1:15 p.m. He used his patrol veh...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2020

01-15-2020 Robbery Arrests

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Updated(4:30 p.m.) with Tyree Murphy’s mugshot pictured to the right with the green shirt.

Three Danville men have been arrested in connection to a string of robberies

Two men armed with handguns and wearing masks entered the Astoria Hotel office ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2020

01-12-2020 Robbery

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Danville Police are investigating a robbery that happened late Saturday night at a local convenience store.   

Charlie’s Stop N Shop #2 at 1354 Westover Dr. was robbed by two individuals at approximately 11:15 p.m. The clerk was...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2020

01-10-2020 Murder Indictment

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An indictment for murder has been issued in an August 2019 homicide.

This week a grand jury issued an indictment for 1st Degree Murder against 29-year-old Rakim La'Tae Knight for the 8-2-2019 homicide of Kymon Haley on Parker Rd. He continues to be held in...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2020

01-09-2020 Crash Victims Identified

The victims in yesterday evening's crash on South Main St. are identified as 74-year-old Teddie Lee Hendrix and 53-year-old Wendy Michelle Meadows. Both are from Providence, NC. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2020

01-09-2020 Suicidal Woman

Danville Police talked a suicidal woman off a bridge early this morning.

At approximately 7:21 am, a Danville Police Officer was crossing the Martin Luther King, Jr. Bridge and observed a woman displaying signs of mental distress. The 18-year-old female wa...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2020

01-08-2020 Traffic Fatality

Police, Fire, and Rescue units responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Updike Pl. and South Main St. at approximately 5:06 pm today.

The preliminary investigation revealed that at the time of collision, a 2000 Nissan Altima 4 dr pulled off ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2020

01-06-2020 Shooting arrest

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Danville Police arrested a woman in connection with a Christmas Day shooting.

Danville Police arrested Zacya S. Joyette, age 19, for the aggravated malicious wounding of a 22-year-old man on that occurred on Christmas Day in the 700 block of Grove Street.

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 2, 2020

01-02-2020 Aggravated Assault

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A Danville man is wanted in connection with a shooting early yesterday morning.

At approximately 12:35 am yesterday, Officers responded to Sovah Health Danville for a report of a woman arriving by private vehicle for treatment of a gunshot wound. She repor...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 2, 2020

01-02-2020 Animal Cruelty

The Danville Police Department is investigating an animal cruelty case involving a cat.

At approximately 10:50 am today, Officers responded to A.S. Pugh Roofing Company on North Main St. and spoke with an employee who captured an injured cat in the parking...

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Posted on: December 31, 2019

12-31-2019 Celebratory gunfire

The Danville Police Department would like to remind the public about the dangers of “celebratory gunfire” this New Year’s Eve. The discharging of a firearm in celebration of the New Year in the city of Danville is dangerous a...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2019

12-22-2019 Robbery Juniors Convenience Store

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Armed robbery investigation underway as police ask the public for information.

The robber entered Junior’s Convenience Store at 623 Worsham St. just before 8:30 p.m. Saturday and brandished a firearm then forced the clerk to the floor.

The robber ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: November 27, 2019

11-27-2019 Homicide Arrest

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Danville Police have charged Traquon L. Allen, age 18 of Danville, with 2nd Degree Murder and Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony related to the death of Xavier N. Carson. Traquon is currently in the custody of North Carolina authorities pending ex...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: November 26, 2019

11-26-2019 Homicide

Danville Police responded to a shots fired call in the 600 block of Edmonds Street this evening.

At approximately 5:44 PM this evening, Danville Police responded to the 600 block of Edmonds Street on a report of a shots fired call. Officers found a 19-year...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2019

11-14-2019 Target store burglary

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Danville Police seek the public’s help following the burglary of the Danville Target Store

Investigators would like to speak with two men who may have information about last night’s burglary at the Danville Target Store.

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

11-06-2019 Child Struck by Vehicle

A 12-year-old girl is being treated after being struck by a vehicle this afternoon.

At approximately 2:34 pm today, a City of Danville School Bus came to a stop from Haynesworth Dr. at the intersection of Elizabeth St. The school bus stopped for the purpos...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2019

10-30-2019 K-9 Tina receives body armor

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Danville Police Department’s K9 Tina has received donation of body armor

Danville Police Department’s K9 Tina has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2019

10-25-2019 Police arrest second man as overdose investigation continues

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Danville Police arrest a second man as the investigation into the series of recent overdoses continues.

Following what we believe to be an overdose death early Thursday morning, investigators executed search warrants at two locations and seized drugs from ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2019

10-24-2019 Bike patrol

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The Danville Police Department is excited to announce the first bike patrol officers have hit the street.

Residents will see officers on bikes throughout the city and at special events on a routine basis. The first of many officers completed their training...

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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.

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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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