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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 27, 2022

07-27-2022 Gel Blaster Electric “SPLAT R BALL” Guns

The Danville Police Department has responded to numerous calls for reports of people shooting a Gel Blaster Electric “SPLAT R BALL” Gun. These electric guns contain water filled pellets, known as “Orbeez”.  The Orbeez are ejected at a high rate o...

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

07-25-2022 Police Investigating Robbery

Suspects

At approximately 5:00 PM this afternoon, two males robbed the American National Bank & Trust located at 1407 South Boston Road of an undisclosed amount of cash.  No weapon was displayed and no one was injured during the incident, where one cu...

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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: May 6, 2022

05-6-2022 Police Seek Help Identifying Suspect in Thefts from Motor Vehicles

Vehicle Thefts release suspect

Danville Police Seeking Help Identifying Suspect in Theft from Motor Vehicles, Asking Citizens to Lock Valuable and Firearms

The Danville Police Department has received multiple calls for items being stolen from vehicles within the City of Danville over th...

Suspect Photo

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

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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.  

     At appr...

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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