Posted on: December 8, 2016

12-08-16 Homicide

At approximately 2:13 am Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to a report of an unresponsive male in a motor vehicle in the median of Route 29 near the intersection of Realty Rd. in Pittsylvania County. Upon arrival Deputies di...

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

12-05-16 Robbery Arrest

NicholasSpence

The suspect in an early morning robbery has been arrested.

After a brief investigation by the Danville Police Department 33 year old Pittsylvania County resident Nicholas Wade Spence Sr. was charged and arrested for the early morning Fas- Mart robbery at 1...

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

12-05-16 Robbery

On 12/5/15 at approximately 2:40am Danville Police respondedto the area of the Fas-Mart, 1730 South Main St.  The clerk reported that a male dressed in a
Virginia Tech sweatshirt entered the store and demanded the money.  The suspec...

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

12-02-16 Wanted Juvenile

Melik Smith

Due to the nature of these charges the Danville Police Department is sending out the following juvenile wanted information. 

The Danville Police Department currently holds warrants for 17 year old Melik Zydarius Smith of Danville.

Smith is wanted by th...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

11-29-16 Implementation of Cruise Lights on Patrol Vehicles

City of Danville Police cruisers will
soon be visible with steady display blue lights (not flashing) on the outer cornersof the light bars. These lights called "cruise lights" will be used
when driving normally or parked in your neighborhood.  Wi...

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

11-23-16 Firearms Security

The Danville Police Department is reminding citizens to please secure your personal firearms. 

Over the past 3 months there have been 32 firearms reported stolen in the city of Danville. The majority of these weapons were stolen from vehicles or resid...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

11-22-16 Charges Brought in 2013 Homicide

Charges have been brought in the 2013 shooting death of Antwan Rucker.

Today a grand jury issued indictments against 29-year-old Pierre Antoine Dixon. He is charged with the following offenses:

1) Capital Murder (VA State Code 18.2-31)

2) Robbery (VA State C...

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Pierre Antoine Dixon
Posted on: November 22, 2016

11-22-16 Murder Indictments / Suspect Wanted

Two men have been charged in a May homicide. 

Today a grand jury issued indictments against two men in connection with the shooting death of Dontes Simpson. Kareem Kaleek Dove, age 34, and Karseem Mareese Wilson, age 39, are charged with the following...

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Dove / Wilson
Posted on: November 19, 2016

11-19-16 Police chief statement on violent crime

Statement from Police Chief Philip Broadfoot:

On Thursday and Friday night, the City of Danville experienced the 13th and 14th homicides of the year. This number of homicides has never been reached before since the Danville Police Department began kee...Read on...

Posted on: November 19, 2016

11-19-16 Robbery

At approximately 12:30 am this morning Danville Police responded to the 1500 block of N.Main St. for a reported robbery. A 35-year-old Danville resident reported that he was leaving a store when he was approached by three (3) young black males. The ma...Read on...

Posted on: November 19, 2016

11-19-16 Homicide

The Danville Police Department is investigating a shooting that injured two and left a third man dead yesterday evening.

At approximately 10:20 pm yesterday Danville Police responded to the 200 block of Kemper Rd. for a report of shots fired. Upon arri...Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2016

11-18-16 Homicide Victim Identified.

The homicide victim from last night has been identified as 15 year old Sean Antwan Clayborne of Danville.

See Danville Police Department media release dated 11-18-16:

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

11-18-16 Homicide

The Danville Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred yesterday evening.

At approximately 11:25 pm yesterday Danville Police responded to the 100 block of Piney Forest Rd. for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival they discovered a ...Read on...

Posted on: November 12, 2016

11-12-16 Burglary / Firearm Charges

Two juveniles are in detention charged with multiple counts of burglary and a firearm offense.

Yesterday, Investigators went to George Washington High School to follow-up on burglaries that had occurred the previous day. Two students were detained, an...Read on...

Posted on: October 27, 2016

10-27-16 Drug Related Indictments

Multiple drug related indictments were handed down Monday by a Danville grand jury.

As a result of an ongoing drug investigation spanning several months, a total of 18 individuals have been charged with 38 separate offenses. With assistance from other...Additional Info

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Posted on: October 13, 2016

10-13-16 9 Year old struck by vehicle.

At 7:32 am this morning, Danville Police, Fire, and EMS responded to a 9-year-old who had been struck by a vehicle in the 3500 block of Westover Drive. The investigation determined the child was a student crossing the street to board a Danville Public S...Read on...

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Posted on: October 8, 2016

10-08-16 Homicide

On 10-08-2016, at 10:55 AM, the Danville Police Department responded to a residence in the 200 block of College Park Dr. for a report of someone being shot. Upon arrival, they discovered a male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was pronounced no...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2016

10-06-16 Homicide

The man who was shot yesterday evening on Chatelaine Ave. has died.

Shortly before midnight the victim was pronounced deceased by medical personnel at Danville Regional Medical Center. He was identified as Jonathan McDonald Hamlett, age 41, of Danville...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2016

10-05-16 Shooting

On 10-05-2016, at 7:55 PM, the Danville Police Department responded to a reported gunshot victim in the 300 block of Chatelaine Avenue. Officers located a 41-year-old black male in the street on Chatelaine Avenue near the intersection with Albert Street...Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2016

09-30-16 Homicide

The Danville Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred this morning.

At approximately 10:00 am this morning Danville Police responded to a residence in the 1300 block of Aspen St. for a report of someone being shot. Upon arrival, the...Read on...

Posted on: September 26, 2016

09-26-16 Danville Police Department Responds to Citizen Concerns

The Danville Police Department today discontinued the practice of raising the hood on patrol vehicles because of concerns from citizens that raising the hoods prevented the in-car camera from recording a police/citizen interaction.

The practice of ra...Read on...

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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...