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Posted on: June 3, 2020

06-03-2020 Social Media posts

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We understand just how fast information can flow through social media in normal situations and it only accelerates in times of uncertainty. The Danville Police Department is committed to providing our community with timely and relevant information in orde...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2020

05-22-2020 Drug arrests

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Danville Police arrested two men on drug-related charges after they ran from police this afternoon.

Danville Police attempted to stop a black Dodge Charger on Franklin Turnpike near the city limits at 3:45 p.m. The Charger did not stop and turned onto Orph...

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

05-11-2020 Lindsey Antonio Wilson arrested

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Danville Police arrested Lindsey Antonio Wilson on an outstanding warrant for malicious wounding. He was arrested during the course of a routine traffic stop in Danville on May 10. The charge is related to the July 4, 2019, felonious assault on Melvin Smi...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2020

04-30-2020 Danville Police offer online incident reporting

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The response to COVID-19 is rapidly evolving and necessitates a fluid response and we are committed to doing our part to help keep our community healthy.

As part of this strategy, we have implemented an online incident-reporting feature for citizens to fil...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2020

04-30-2020 Three charged with vandalism of the Salvation Army

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Police identified and charged three Danville residents for spray painting graffiti on the Salvation Army building that happened April 21.

Investigators charged 18-year-old Antonio M. Doroteo and Sierra J. Austin, 19, with vandalism, the prohibited wearing ...

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

05-07-2020 *Arrested* Man wanted on firearms charges for shooting into girlfriend’s house

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Keith O’Brien Hairston turned himself in on May 4 for outstanding warrants related to shooting into a dwelling. He was being held in the Danville City Jail without bond.

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Investigators charged Keith O’Brien Hairston, Jr., 20, for shoo...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2020

04-28-2020 Charges made in connection to fatal motorcycle crash

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Danville Police charged the two people in connection with the fatal motorcycle crash Saturday on North Main Street in Danville.

Police charged the driver of the Chevrolet Camaro, 21-year-old Marco N. Escobal Rocha, with causing the death of another while e...

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

04-25-2020 Danville man dies in motorcycle crash

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Bobby J. Collins, 30, of Danville, died Friday evening after the motorcycle he was driving crashed.

Witnesses told police that they saw a motorcycle and a Chevrolet Camaro traveling north on Piney Forest Road at a high rate of speed. The crash occurred at ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2020

04-24-2020 Motor vehicle crash claims the life of a Danville man

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Danville Police are investigating a traffic crash that happened Thursday around 4 p.m. in the 400 block of Arnett Boulevard.

A Chevrolet Impala driven by Travis McKenzie, 39, was traveling southbound on Arnett Boulevard when it drifted into the northbound ...

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

04-23-2020 *Updated photos* Danville Police investigating vandalism at Salvation Army

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Danville Police are seeking the public’s help to identify the vandals responsible for spray painting graffiti on the Salvation Army at 123 Henry Street April 21.

Surveillance stills show three vandals coming from the direction of Keene Street abo...

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

04-9-2020 The Danville Police Department has joined the Neighbors App by Ring

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The Danville Police Department has joined the Neighbors App by Ring to provide Danville residents with neighborhood crime and safety information. The Neighbors network is becoming well established in Danville and it is an instrumental tool to help keep ou...

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

04-08-2020 Charges made in March 4 homicide

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Danville Police, in collaboration with the Danville Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, charged Ladarius Tomas Jeffries for the March 4 murder of Melvin Smith. The 29-year-old Danville man is being held with no bond in the Danville City Jail on one ...

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

04-06-2020 COVID-19 and economic impact payment scams

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Danville Police warn citizens about possible frauds related to COVID-19 economic impact payments

The Danville Police Department is encouraging consumers to use caution and approach offers related to COVID-19 and economic impact payments with a high degree ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2020

03-26-2020 WANTED SUBJECT

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The Danville Police Department is searching for a man in connection with a shooting incident last week.

The Danville Police Department is currently searching for 32 year old Maurice D Patterson. He is currently wanted for Shooting from a Moving Vehicle in ...

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

03-20-2020 Commercial robbery prevention tips

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As the investigation continues into the Wednesday night attempted robbery at a Food Lion store, we want our businesses to know that these robbers may have committed similar crimes in our region. Business owners and their employees can follow a few steps t...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

03-19-2020 Danville Police seek public help to identify robbery suspects

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Danville Police need your help to identify two individuals who attempted to rob a Food Lion store last night at 11:30 p.m.

Employees at the Food Lion at 607 W. Main St. had just closed up the store when two masked men wearing long coats forced them back in...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

03-19-2020 Danville Police modify response to some calls for service

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The response to COVID-19 is rapidly evolving and necessitates a fluid response and we are committed to doing our part to help keep our community healthy. 

We will be modifying some of our regular services to follow public health recommendations to...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

03-18-2020 Detention facilities restrict visitation

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The Danville Police Department has instructed its two detention facilities, Adult Detention Center and W.W. Moore, Jr. Juvenile Detention, to enact measures to limit the potential spread of COVID -19 in an effort to protect the health and well-being of th...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

03-18-2020 Danville Police community response to public health emergency order

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The Danville Police Department wishes to inform our community about yesterday’s order from the Governor and State Health Commissioner that restricts the number of patrons allowed in restaurants, fitness centers and theaters to 10 or less.

The Dep...

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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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