Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases

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Posted on: July 14, 2015

07-14-15 Robbery

On 07-13-15 at approximately 10:22 pm, officers responded to Arby's, 1325 Piney Forest Road, in reference to a robbery. An employee of the business stated she had entered her personal vehicle in the parking lot and placed a cash deposit on the fr...Read on...

Posted on: June 30, 2015

Counterfeit Currency

Twenty Dollar Bill

The Danville Police Department is currently investigating reports of counterfeit currency being passed within the City of Danville. The bills are being passed to numerous stores by unknown persons. Currently a variety of counterfeit bills have been passe...Read on...

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Posted on: June 13, 2015

06-13-15 Homicide

The Danville Police Department is investigating an early morning shooting that left one man dead and two others injured.

At approximately 2:58 am this morning Police responded to the 400 block of Van Buren St. for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival ...Read on...

Posted on: June 10, 2015

6-10-2015 Two Injured in Industrial Accident

Shortly after 9 am this morning Police,Fire and Rescue units responded to a possible electrocution at a work site in the 200 block of Kentuck Rd. A boom lift operator and his coworker accidentally came into contact with live electrical power lines. Both ...Read on...

Posted on: June 9, 2015

06-10-15 Murder Arrest


A man has been charged in the connection with the shooting death of Bennie Wesley Sigmon last week.

Yesterday evening, Danville Police arrested Evin Javahn Shaw, age 18, of Danville. He is charged with 1st Degree Murder. He was taken into custody with...Read on...

Posted on: June 4, 2015

06-04-15 Shooting Victim Identified.

The victim from this mornings shooting has been identified.

The reported shooting victim at a home in the 2000 block of Rocklawn Place this morning was pronounced dead at 6:53am at the Danville Regional Medical Center. The victim has been identified as...Read on...

Posted on: June 4, 2015

06-04-15 Shooting

On 6-4-15 at 420AM police units responded to Rocklawn Place in reference to a subject being shot.

Upon arrival units found a 48 year old Danville man shot in the driveway of his residence. It was reported to police that the man went outside to confron...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2015

06-01-15 Missing Adult Update

Missing adult has been located. Missing adult Lydia Bowers has been located in Lynchburg Virginia by family members.

Posted on: June 1, 2015

06-01-15 Missing Adult

Lydia Bowers

The Danville Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating a woman who has been missing since 4pm on 05-31-15.

Lydia Ellen Bowers, age 22, was reported as missing from the residence in the 200 block of Nelson Ave. by family me...Read on...

Posted on: May 29, 2015

05-29-15 Larceny from Vehicles

The Danville Police Department is currently investigating numerous incidents of larcenies from vehicles which occurred during the overnight hours on 05-28-15 and the early morning hours of 05-29-15. The majority of the thefts occurred in the Kemper Road a...Read on...

Posted on: May 18, 2015

05-18-15 Runaway Juvenile

Rodneeka Valentine

On 05-16-15 the Danville Police Department took a report of a juvenile who ran away from the residence of a relative in the 400 block of Stephens St.

Rodneeka Taviona Valentine 11 years of age was reported as a runaway from a family members residence...Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2015

05-13-15 Breaking and Entering Arrest.

Coleman Jimmy Phelps Jr.

On 05-12-15 at approximately 1:19 am, officers responded to the 100 block of Riverview Ave. in reference to a B&E, assault and abduction.

The victim reported that he and his female friend were inside when the suspect kicked in the back door of the ...Read on...

Posted on: May 8, 2015

05-08-15 Runaway Juvenile Returned.

Runaway juvenile Ti'ron Sayid Chaney has been located and returned to his mother.

Ti'ron was located today near the 100 block of Melrose Dr. uninjured and wearing the same clothing he was reported to be wearing when he ran away yesterday...Read on...

Posted on: May 8, 2015

05-08-15 Runaway Juvenile.

Ti'ron Sayid Chaney

At approximately 7:08pm on 05-07-15 the Danville Police Department responded to the 200 Block of Timberlake Rd. in reference to a runaway juvenile.

Ti’ron Sayid Chaney 10 years of age was reported as a runaway from his residence in the 200 block of Ti...Read on...

Posted on: May 4, 2015

05-02-15 Escapee from Southern Virginia Mental Health

Tyler Lee Ingram

Danville Police responded to 142 S. Main Street at 1:45 a.m. in regard to an
escaped Southern Virginia Mental Health Patient who had been brought in fortreatment.

Tyler Lee Ingram, white male, 5’10”, brown Hair, blue eyes, was brought into
the DRMC...Read on...

Posted on: May 1, 2015

05-01-15 Purse Snatching

At 10:58 am today Danville Police responded to a report of a purse snatching near the intersection of Richmond Blvd. and Girard St.

A 58 year old female Danville resident reported to police that she was walking south on Richmond Blvd. near Girard St. ...Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2015

04-29-15 Grand Larceny Arrest

Sean Kenneth Carlsen

A City of Danville Utilities employee was indicted Monday for grand larceny.

Sean Kenneth Carlsen, age 44 , of Chatham was arrested yesterday and served with two counts of grand larceny.

These charges stem from improper overtime submissions that ...Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2015

04-29-15 Murder Arrest


A second person has been indicted and arrested in connection with the 09-30-13 Homicide of Gilmore Cowan.

On 04-28-15 Brandon Ellis Milam, age 28, of Danville was arrested on indictments issued by a Danville Grand Jury for the 09-30-13 homicide of Cowa...Read on...

Posted on: April 28, 2015

04-28-15 Robbery and Sexual Battery Arrest

Jeremy Cadarrell Saunders

A Danville Man has been arrested for the reported robbery and sexual battery which occurred at the Salvation Army on February 25th 2015.

See Danville Police media release posted 02-25-15.

Jeremy Cadarrell Saunders, a 27 year old Danville resident, ...Read on...

Posted on: April 23, 2015

04-22-15 Robbery

CVS Robbery Suspect

At 8:46 PM, Danville Police responded to a reported robbery at CVS 1425 South Boston Road. An employee advised a white male, approximately 5’11” weighing 225 pounds wearing khaki pants and a blue and white flannel shirt entered the store and demanded merc...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...