Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases

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Posted on: March 17, 2015

03-17-15 Homicide/Arson victim now identified.

Christy Michelle Beskin

The victim from Sunday’s homicide and arson at 107 Wood Ave. has been identified as 50 year old Donna Gail Hiatt- Lanier of the residence. A joint investigation led by the Danville Police Department with assistance from the Danville Fire Department identi...Read on...

Posted on: March 13, 2015

03-13-15 Homicide

Travis DeShae Tarpley

At approximately 10:34 am Danville Police responded to a residence in the 1400 block of Myrtle Ave. for a report of a man who had been shot. Upon arrival they found a man suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. He was transported to Danville R...Read on...

Posted on: March 14, 2015

03-11-15 Burglary Arrest

Larry Wayne Burke

On March 10, 2015 at approximately 11:08 PM a Danville resident reported he was asleep when he was awakened by someone inside his residence. At that time a struggle ensued between the victim and another Danville resident. During the struggle the victim st...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2015

03-03-15 Murder Indictment

Michael James Gill Jr

A man was indicted yesterday in connection with the death of a child last November.

Yesterday, a grand jury issued indictments against Michael James Gill, Jr., age 28, of Danville. Gill was indicted for Felony Child Neglect and Felony Murder in connec...Read on...

Posted on: February 25, 2015

02-25-15 Solicitation of Minor Arrest

Christopher Isler

A Danville man is in jail for soliciting a juvenile via text message.

Monday morning the Danville Police Department was contacted regarding improper texts being sent to a minor. The investigation revealed that the suspect used a messaging application t...Read on...

Posted on: February 25, 2015

02-25-15 Sexual Assault

The Danville Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating a suspect in a sexual assault that occurred this morning.

Shortly after 10:00 am this morning, a 51-year-old Danville resident reported that she was smoking in front ...Read on...

Posted on: February 23, 2015

Please disregard the previous media release sent out today February 23, 2015

Please disregard the previous media release sent out today February 23, 2015 that was titled
January 22, 2015 Attempted Robbery. This is a previous release that was forwarded inadvertently during a test of new program.

Posted on: February 13, 2015

02-13-15 Driver in Crash Charged

James Randy Kennon

A Pelham North Carolina man has been charged with driving under the influence in connection with a traffic crash that occurred at approximately 1:40am on 02-13-15 at the intersection of Piedmont Drive and Riverside Drive. Officers responded to the scene a...Read on...

James Randy Kennon
Posted on: February 13, 2015

02-13-15 Road Closure

On 2-13-15 at 12:40 AM, Danville Police Department officers were dispatched to the overpass on Riverside Drive at Piedmont Drive in reference to a single vehicle crash. The single vehicle crash resulted in heavy damage to the concrete overpass railing on ...Read on...

Posted on: February 9, 2015

02-09-15 Runaway Juvenile Located

On 02-08-15 reported 15 year old Danville runaway Aniya Randleman was located safe and unharmed in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Danville Police were notified by a Randleman family member on 02-08-15 that Aniya was at the residence of a relative in Gree...Read on...

Posted on: January 26, 2015

01-26-15 Firearm possession by juveniles.

Danville Police School Resource Officers charged 2 juveniles today with possession of a firearm at Westwood Middle School. Today at approximately 7:10am a School Resource Officer observed several male juveniles in the school cafeteria acting suspiciously....Read on...

Posted on: January 25, 2015

01-25-15 Shooting

On 01-24-15 at approximately 10:58 pm officers responded to the 300 block of Walker Street in reference to a shooting. Responding officers discovered a Danville resident suffering from a gunshot wound to the right side of his body. The victim was transpor...Read on...

Posted on: January 22, 2015

01-22-15 Robbery

On 01-21-15 at approximately 10:26 pm, the victim reports that he was in the 100 block of Pleasant View Ave. when a black male known to him only as "Quentin" pulled his back pack off and punched him with his fist on his left cheek. The suspect f...Read on...

Posted on: January 22, 2015

01-22-15 Attempted Robbery

On 01-21-15 at approximately 10:10 pm, the clerk at the Sunrise Store at 760 Westover Drive reported that two males entered the store brandishing handguns. A customer told the suspects to "put them guns up" and they both fled the store. One susp...Read on...

Posted on: January 19, 2015

01-19-15 Felony Assault / Grand Larceny

On 01-18-2015 at approximately 3:57 pm, police and EMS responded to a home in the 500 block of Henry Street in reference to a felonious assault and grand larceny. The victim was transported to the Danville Regional Medical Center suffering from injuries t...Read on...

Posted on: January 19, 2015

01-18-15 Unattended Death

On 01-18-2015 at approximately 3:40 pm, police and EMS responded to the 100 block of Oakwood Circle in reference to a deceased male lying on the front porch of the residence. A neighbor returning home from work noticed the body on the porch and called 911...Read on...

Posted on: January 14, 2015

01-14-15 Shoot Into Occupied Dwelling

On 01-13-15 at approximately 11:50 PM the Danville Police Department responded to the 400 block of Harrison St. in reference to a complaint of gunshots in the area. When police arrived they discovered that a house in the 400 block of Harrison Street had b...Read on...

Posted on: January 13, 2015

01-13-15 Bank Surveillance Photos.

Please help the Danville Police Department identity the suspects from the American National Bank robbery yesterday. The suspect images were captured from the bank surveillance video.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact...Bank Surveillance Video Pictures

Bank Surveillance Video Pictures
Posted on: January 12, 2015

01-12-15 Bank Robbery

Today at approximately 12:57pm Danville Police officers responded to an alarm at American National Bank on South Boston Road. As officers were responding Dispatch received confirmation that the bank had been robbed. The suspects are described as 4 black m...Read on...

Posted on: January 11, 2015

01-10-15 Malicious Wounding

On 1-10-15 at approximately 7:00 PM police units responded to the 100 block of Walker Street in reference to a reported assault. Upon arrival, officers received information that someone had been stabbed. While police units were on scene two individuals ar...Jasmine Lashell Cardwell

Jasmine Lashell Cardwell
Posted on: January 9, 2015

01-9-15 Vehicle Crash

Crews are working to clear a roadway following the overturn of a tractor trailer early this morning.

At approximately 4:45 am Police and Fire personnel responded to the the exit ramp from westbound South Boston Rd. going to the 29 Bypass to head south...Read on...

Posted on: January 8, 2015

01-08-15 Accidental Shooting

On 01-08-15 at approximately 12:01 am Danville Police responded to the 100 block of Swanson Street in reference to a shooting. Responding officers discovered a juvenile male Danville resident suffering from a gunshot wound to the right side of his body. W...Read on...

Posted on: January 6, 2015

01-06-15 Shooting

Danville Police are investigating a shooting that sent a 17-year-old to the hospital this afternoon.

At approximately 2:57 pm today Police and EMS personnel responded to a residence in the 1400 block of North Main St. for a report of a shooting. Upon a...Read on...

Posted on: December 29, 2014

12-29-14 Robbery

On 12-28-14 at 10:15PM a delivery driver from a Danville restaurant reported that he was delivering food to the 100 block of Gray St. when he was approached by four individuals. One of the subjects produced a handgun and demanded the money the driver had ...Read on...

Posted on: December 25, 2014

12-24-14 Shooting

Danville Police responded to a shots fired call in the 1100 block of Washington St. this afternoon.

At approximately 3:28 P.M. Danville Police responded to the 1100 block of Washington St. in regards to a shots fired call. Responding officers discovere...Read on...

Posted on: December 25, 2014

12-24-14 Vehicle Crash

At approximately 11:55 AM Police, Fire, and Rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Poplar St. and North Ridge St. for a report of a motor vehicle crash.

The investigation revealed a 2000 Nissan Altima 4 door was traveling north on North Ridg...Read on...

Posted on: December 23, 2014

12-22-14 Robbery

On December 22, 2014 at approximately 7:12 PM officers responded to a robbery call at the BB and T Bank after hour deposit located at 125 Collins Drive. An employee from another business was making a night deposit when one suspect approached on foot and p...Read on...

Posted on: December 22, 2014

12-21-14 Shooting

On December 21, 2014 at approximately 7:49 PM, officers responded to the 1400 Block of South Boston Road in reference to someone being shot. The 29-year-old male victim who was a Danville resident was driven to Danville Regional Medical Center by unknown ...Read on...

Posted on: December 20, 2014

12-19-14 Shooting

On December 19, 2014 at approximately 11:23 PM, officers responded to the 100 Block of Cumberland Drive in reference to someone being shot. Officers located a 19-year-old male victim lying on the side of the street suffering from a non-life threatening gu...Read on...

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
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
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...

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...