Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases

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Posted on: April 10, 2015

04-10-15 Juvenile Arrested for Aggravated Malicious Wounding

An arrest has been made for the 04-07-15 shooting of a 15 year old in the 100 block of Martha St. in the city of Danville. A 15 year old Danville resident has been charged and arrested for the following in connection with the shooting incident:

Aggrava...Read on...

Posted on: April 10, 2015

04-10-15 Homicide Suspect Arrested.

Travis Deshae Tarpley

A Danville man has been arrested in connection with the 03-13-15 homicide of 49 year old Lyndon Lee Johnson, which occurred on Myrtle Ave.

28 year old Travis Deshae Tarpley was arrested on 3-30-15 on Danville Indictments and warrants charging him with...Read on...

Posted on: April 8, 2015

04-08-15 Malicious Damage to Vehicles.

The Danville Police Department is currently investigating numerous incidents of malicious damage to vehicles which occurred during the the overnight hours on 04-07-15 and the early morning hours of 04-08-15. There have been in excess of 25 reports made to...Read on...

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: 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...