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Posted on: November 28, 2022

11-28-2022 Motor Vehicle Fatality on Rte. 29 Danville Expressway

On November 28, 2022, at approximately, 12:54pm, the Danville Police Department responded to a call regarding a single vehicle crash on the Rte. 29 Danville Expressway, south of the Holland Road overpass in the northbound lanes. Ms. Miriam Gonzalez Pachec...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: November 21, 2022

11-21-2022 DPD Arrests Suspect in Relation to Threat of Westover Christian Academy

Mr. Douglas Scholz, 51, was arrested late afternoon on November 18, 2022, in connection with the threat to Westover Christian Academy on November 17, 2022. He was charged with 18.2-60 (threats of death or bodily injury to a person or member of his family;...

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

11-17-2022 DPD Responds to Verbal Threat to Westover Christian Academy

The Danville Police Department was notified of a verbal threat made by a parent of a Westover Christian Academy student. The father of the student was at Juvenile & Domestic Relations (J&DR) court for a custody matter earlier today and stated an i...

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

11-17-2022 DPD Arrest Suspect in Shooting Incident

Danville Police Department detectives arrested Mr. DeShawn Delane Richardson (pictured below), 20, of Danville in relation to the shooting incident early this morning. Mr. Richardson is charged with aggravated malicious wounding (18.2-51), possession of a...

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

11-17-2022 DPD Hosts Thanksgiving Food Giveaway

The Danville Police Department is hosting our annual Thanksgiving Food Giveaway on November 21st from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at our new headquarters located at 1 Community Way (2291 Memorial Drive). We ask all those who would like to participate in the gi...

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

11-16-2022 DPD Investigate Shooting Incident

The Danville Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that occurred in the 100 block of Piney Forest Road. Officers responded to reports of a shooting at approximately 8:30 p.m. An adult male victim was located at the scene with a non-life-t...

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

11-16-2022 DPD Arrests Larceny Suspect and Urges Public to Lock Vehicle Doors and Remove Valuables

Danville Police Department arrested Mr. Orlanda E. Adkins, 20, of Danville and he is facing felony and misdemeanor charges of 18.2-108-1 (receiving stolen goods), 18.2-137-7 (destruction of property), 18.2-96-10 (petit larceny), 18.2-192-17 (credit card t...

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

11-15-2022 DPD Hosts 4th Annual Youth Engagement Talent Show

On Friday, November 18, 2022, at 5:30 PM, the Danville Police Department (DPD) will host our 4th  Annual Youth Engagement Talent Show. It will be located at the new police department headquarters, 1 Community Way (2291 Memorial Drive), D...

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

11-07-2022 DPD Partners with Averett to Provide Children Comfy Cougar During Crisis

Averett University’s Sociology/Criminal Justice Department, the Center for Community Engagement and Career Competiveness (CCECC) at Averett, and the Danville Police Department shook hands on Thursday, Oct. 27, on a new deal to bring a moment’s comfort and...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2022

11-03-2022 DPD Conducts Monthly Community Engagement Walk

The Danville Police Department will conduct our monthly community engagement walk on November 3, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. DPD will gather in the cul-de-sac of Fox Hollow Drive. The mission of the DPD is to provide quality service to the community through a proc...

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

11-01-2022 DPD Arrest Suspect in Danville Mall Shooting

Law enforcement agencies arrested Mr. Pinckney (pictured below) in Burlington, NC without incident. He will be held in Alamance County (NC) jail awaiting extradition back to the Commonwealth of Virginia to stand trial for the charges brought against him.&...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2022

10-31-2022 DPD Investigate Shooting Incident on Greenwich Circle

Danville Police Department detectives are investigating a shooting incident. DPD received reports of shots fired. Investigators discovered a silver vehicle approached a residence in the 400 block of Greenwich Circle and stated firing shots towards the res...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2022

10-29-2022 Suspect Identified in Mall Shooting

UPDATE 11:39 PM: The suspect has been identified as 18-year-old Christian Isiah Pinckney. Mr. Pinckney has been charged with SC 18.2-32 / 2nd Degree Murder, SC 18.2-279 / Maliciously Discharge a Firearm within a public building, SC 18.2-53.1 / Use of a Fi...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2022

10-29-2022 Additional Photo Released - DPD Searching for Suspect in Homicide at Danville Mall

UPDATE 8:54 PM: The victim was pronounced deceased shortly after arrival at the hospital. An additional photo of the suspect is attached.

The Danville Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a black male suspect in rel...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2022

10-29-2022 DPD Searching for Suspect in Shooting at Danville Mall

The Danville Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a black male suspect in relation to a shooting incident in the Danville Mall at Hibbett Sports. Our preliminary investigation shows the suspect pulled a gun and sho...

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

10-19-2022 Student Tip Leads to Arrest

The Danville Police Department was made aware from a student tip of threatening graffiti messages in (2) bathroom walls at GW High School. There is no current threat to the school, students, or the public. The 15-year-old male student has been arrested an...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2022

10-14-2022 DPD Releases Photos of Larceny Suspects

Danville Police Department detectives are searching for two men involved in a larceny at a local convenience store. DPD is asking for community members to help identify these males. 

This incident occurred on October 14th at approximately 7:07 am ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2022

10-14-2022 Charges in Vandalism Case at Anglers Park

Karissa Dix

Charges have been filed against 22-year-old Karissa Dix of Danville, VA in relation to the vandalism at Anglers Park. Her charges include trespassing, reckless driving on private property, and felony malicious damage. 

Video footage was recovered ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2022

10-11-2022 P.E.A.C.E. Center Fall Kickoff

Fall Kickoff

The Danville Police Department’s P.E.A.C.E. Center Fall Kickoff will be held this Thursday, October 13th, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 827 Green Street, Danville, VA 24541. The P.E.A.C.E. Center will be giving away FREE Halloween cost...

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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: 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.  

     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 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