News Flash

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: October 23, 2019

10-23-2019 Police investigate potentially deadly batch of heroin

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The Danville Police Department wishes to inform the public about a potentially deadly batch of heroin laced with illegally sourced fentanyl or similar substance.

Several individuals required medical treatment within the last week after they took what they ...

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

10-22-2019 Thefts from vending machines

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Danville Police are seeking information regarding the identity of the individuals in the attached pictures who may be responsible for damage and theft from several vending machines.

Danville Police are investigating a pattern of thefts from coin-operated v...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2019

10-20-2019 Update to the lockdown at Averett University last night

Averett University and the Danville Police Department are issuing a joint statement regarding the lockdown on Averett’s campus late Saturday evening:

Events like these can cause confusion and concern for students, parents, employees and neighbors...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2019

10-15-2019 HEART walk today

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

10-15-2019

The Danville Police Department and its partners will conduct a HEART walk in the neighborhood impacted by Friday’s homicide.

The walk will begin at 4 p.m. at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Paxton Street

HEA...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2019

10-12-2019 Robbery

Danville Police responded to a call of a robbery at Domino's Pizza 1405 South Boston Road last night.

On 10-11-10 at 9:05 P.M., Danville Police responded to a reported robbery at Domino's Pizza 1405 South Boston Road. An employee advised a black male with ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2019

10-12-2019 Homicide

Danville Police responded to a shots fired call in the 700 block of Paxton Street last night.

On 10-11-19 at approximately 8:50 P.M., Danville Police responded to the 700 block of Paxton Street on a shots fired call. Officers found a 17-year-old male, a Da...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2019

10-11-2019 Robbery Arrest

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On Wednesday 10-09-19, at approximately 9:15 pm, the Danville Police Department responded to 2980 West Main Street, Juniors Convenience Market, in reference to a reported robbery.

After further investigation, on 10-10-19, Danville Police charged Luis Eurri...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 10, 2019

10-10-2019 Armed robbery at convenience store

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On Wednesday 10-09-19 at approximately 9:15 pm, the Danville Police Department responded to 2980 West Main Street, Juniors Convenience Market, in reference to a reported robbery. 

After speaking with the victim and witnesses the investigation reve...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2019

10-07-2019 Home Invasion

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A 47-year-old Danville man was injured in a home invasion yesterday morning.

Shortly before 9:00 am yesterday, Danville Police responded to a residence in the 700 block of Green St. for a reported home invasion. The victim reported that he heard a knock at...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2019

10-06-2019 Shooting Arrest

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Shortly before midnight, Danville Police responded to the 200 block of Parker Road for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, they spoke with a 26-year-old man who reported he had an argument with his sister's boyfriend. The verbal dispute was escalating ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2019

10-04-2019 Shooting Arrest

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Danville Police arrested a man following a late night shooting.

Shortly before midnight Danville Police responded to the 200 block of Northmont Blvd. for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, they spoke with a 32-year-old man and his 31-year-old sister wh...

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

09-30-2019 Shooting Arrest

An arrest has been made in the weekend shooting on Hughes St.

Today charges were brought against 18-year-old Rayshawn Wa-Heim Bennett. He was charged with use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and shooting into an occupied building. He was arreste...

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

09-30-2019 Weekend Shooting Update

The 21-year-old female victim who was transferred to Carilion in Roanoke yesterday remains in stable condition. The other two victims were treated and released yesterday morning. 

The investigation revealed that multiple shots were fired outside o...

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

09-30-2019 Traffic Fatality Update

The victim in this morning's motorcycle crash has been identified as 42-year-old Terence Vernandez Keene of Danville. 

The investigation is continuing. 

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

09-30-2019 Traffic Fatality

A Danville man died in a single vehicle crash this morning.

At approximately 1:08 am, Danville Police and EMS personnel responded to the 1100 block of Halifax Rd. for a motorcycle crash. Upon arrival they located a 2001 Suzuki that was traveling westbound ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2019

09-29-2019 Shooting

Three people were injured in a shooting early this morning.

At approximately 2:11 am Danville Police responded to a call of multiple shots fired in the area of South Main St. and Hughes St. An 18-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman arrived at SOVAH Health...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2019

09-29-2019 Robbery Arrest

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A Danville man has been arrested for a robbery that occurred yesterday evening.

At approximately 9:57 pm Danville Police responded to a robbery at the Dollar General on West Main St. The clerk reported that while she was completing a customer transaction, ...

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

09-26-2019 Danville Police Department is investigating a fatal traffic crash

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A Pittsylvania County woman has died as a result of injuries she suffered in a traffic crash earlier this week.

At midnight on Sept. 22, police and EMS responded to a 911 call for a single-vehicle crash in the 1100 block of Piney Forest Road. The driver an...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2019

09-18-2019 Danville Police Department’s K9 Rooster to get donation of body armor

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Danville Police Department’s K9 Rooster will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Rooster’s vest is sponsored by a fundraiser hosted by J...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2019

09-17-2019 Danville Police Officers Receive Lifesaving Award

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The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police (VACP) awarded six Danville Police officers the Award for Lifesaving for their self-less actions during Tropical Storm Michael on Oct.11, 2018.

Chief Scott Booth recognized Major Timothy Jones, Lt. David Whitley...

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

09-14-2019 Danville Police Major Graduates from FBI National Academy

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Danville Police Major Timothy W. Jones recently attended and graduated from the 277th Session of the FBI National Academy.

Jones completed the ten-week academy that was held at Quantico, Va. and hosted law enforcement leaders from 50 states and the Distric...

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

09-14-2019 Traffic fatality on Kentuck Road

Danville Police are investigating a traffic fatality that happened today at 8:10 a.m. involving a sedan and a tractor-trailer. 

A 1997 Honda Accord driven by Mary Elizabeth McDonald, age 24 of Danville, was traveling south in the 500 block of Kent...

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

08-27-2019 Homicide Charges

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Additional charges have been brought against Antonio T-Quan Terry for the July 26th murder of Keenan Cunningham. A Danville Grand Jury issued indictments Monday against Terry for the following charges:

VA State Code 18.2-32 – First Degree Murder

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

08-26-2019 K9 to get ballistic vest

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Danville Police Department’s K9 Tina will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Tina’s vest is sponsored by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. t...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2019

08-19-2019 Press Conference

The Danville Police Department and Virginia State Police will hold a press conference to discuss the results of Operation Safe Streets Southside.  The press conference will begin at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at the Municipal Building ...

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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

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