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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases

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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... Read on...

Posted on: December 6, 2014

12-06-14 Homicide

A Danville man is in jail facing murder charges following the death of a man earlier today.

At approximately 11:38 am this morning, Police and EMS personnel responded to a residence in the 200 block of Ash St. for a... Johnathon Blake Landrum

Johnathon Blake Landrum
Posted on: November 27, 2014

11-26-14 Robbery

On 11-26-14 at approximately 11:45 pm Danville Police responded to a reported robbery at the Citgo 2434 N. Main St. The 23 year old clerk stated as she was closing the store a male subject came into the store wielding a... Read on...

Posted on: November 26, 2014

11-25-14 Robbery

On 11-25-14 at 7:02 pm police units responded to Loan Max located at 2626 Riverside Drive for a reported robbery. A 52-year-old female employee stated she was leaving the business when 2 male subjects approached her from the... Read on...

Posted on: November 24, 2014

11-24-14 Homicide

The Danville Police Department is investigating a child's death as a homicide.

Shortly after 9:00 pm last Thursday evening, Fire and EMS responded to a residence in the 100 block of West Woodlawn Dr. for a report of... Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2014

11-19-14 Grand Larceny Indictments

A Danville Grand Jury on Friday indicted three former City of Danville Utilities employees for grand larceny.

Benjamin Paul Hairfield, age 41, of Martinsville was arrested Monday for two counts of grand larceny. Marshall... Hairfield Wilkerson Booth

Hairfield Wilkerson Booth
Posted on: November 17, 2014

11-17-14 Memorial has been removed.

The makeshift memorial for homicide victim Paul Harper Jr., who was killed on 09-11-2014, has been removed. The memorial was constructed in the 100 block of Woodside Drive in a city right of way, near the location of the... Read on...

Posted on: November 16, 2014

11-16-14 Traffic Crash

At approximately 12:15 am on 11-16-14, officers and EMS responded to a vehicle crash just east of South Boston Rd. and Cain Creek Blvd. According to witnesses, a Jeep Grand Cherokee, operated by John Gordon of Danville, was... Read on...

Posted on: November 16, 2014

11-15-14 Malicious Wounding

On November 15, 2014 at approximately 6:30 pm, officers responded to the 1400 block of Abbott St. in reference to someone being shot. Officers located a 15-year-old male victim at the intersection of Abbott St. and Locust St... Read on...

Posted on: November 14, 2014

11-14-14 Murder Arrests

Charges have been brought against two people in connection with the Sept 11 shooting death of Paul Andrew Harper, Jr.

Today a grand jury issued indictments for Tevin Lavar Stokes, age 23, of Henderson, NC and Lashawntey... Stokes / Smith

Stokes / Smith
Posted on: November 13, 2014

11-12-14 Robbery

On November 12, 2014 at approximately 12:05 p.m., Danville Police responded to the 100 Block of Stonewall Court in reference to a robbery. The victim, a 62 year-old, female, Danville resident reported that an unknown race... Read on...

Posted on: November 2, 2014

11-02-14 Shooting

On 11-2-14 at 1:43 AM Police units responded to 2500 Riverside Drive, Highlanders Bar and Grill for a shots fired call. While units were on scene there was a report of a subject being brought to the Danville Regional Medical... Read on...

Posted on: November 2, 2014

11-02-14 Robbery

On November 2, 2014 at approximately 1:00 am, Danville Police responded to the Budget Inn, 1228 Piney Forest Rd. in reference to an armed robbery. The victim, who had rented a room, reports that three black males wearing... Read on...

Posted on: October 29, 2014

10-29-14 Vehicle Crash

On October 29, 2014 Danville Police responded to the 300 block of Pendleton Rd. in reference to a vehicle crashing into a home.

Upon arrival, Officers found a silver Ford Focus had crashed into a home. The operator,... Read on...

Posted on: October 27, 2014

10-27-14 G.W. lunch disturbance determined to be firecrackers

At approximately 12:30pm students at George Washington High School reported loud noises in the courtyard area outside of the cafeteria. Danville Police School Resource Officers and security personnel responded. Multiple... Read on...

Posted on: October 20, 2014

10-20-14 Robbery

On October 19, 2014, at approximately 11:40 p.m. officers were dispatched to the Joy Food Store located at 507 Riverside Dr., in reference to an assault. Upon officers arrival, it was determined to have been a robbery.... Read on...

Posted on: October 18, 2014

10-17-14 Traffic Crash

On 10-17-14 at approximately 4:41 pm, officers responded to a motor vehicle crash in which a pedestrian was struck and injured. Two vehicles were reported to be racing in the 400 block of Wooding Ave. when the vehicles... Read on...

Posted on: October 17, 2014

10-17-14 Armed Robbery

At approximately 11:46 pm on 10-16-14, Officers responded to the Hilltop Exxon, 730 Piney Forest Road, in reference to an armed robbery. The clerk reports that a b/m, 30-36 years old, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, grey... Read on...

Posted on: October 13, 2014

10-13-14 Child Struck By Vehicle

A child died this afternoon after being struck by a city school bus.

At approximately 4:10 pm today Police, Fire, and EMS responded to the 100 block of Martin Ave. for a report of a child being struck by a city school bus... Read on...

Posted on: October 4, 2014

10-03-14 Armed Robbery

Danville Police responded to a call of a robbery at the Hunter's Run Complex located at 105 Crosland Avenue tonight.

At 5:46 pm Danville Police responded to a robbery at the Hunter's Run Complex Office. An employee... Read on...

Posted on: October 1, 2014

10-01-14 School Bus Crash

On 10-01-14 at 4:30 pm a Danville City School Bus driven by Latoya Fitzgerald coming from GLH Johnson Elementary School was stopped at the intersection of North Main St. and Clement Ave. unloading children when it was struck... Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2014

09-29-14 Shooting Into Occupied Dwelling Charge

A man has been charged with shooting into an occupied dwelling earlier this month.

Everett Dominique Beck, age 20, of High Point, NC is currently wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred on Sept. 19 on Searcy... Everett Dominique Beck

Everett Dominique Beck
Posted on: September 22, 2014

09-22-14 Shooting Into Occupied Dwelling

On 9-22-14 at approximately 12:00 AM The Danville Police Department responded to the 400 block of Bradley Road in reference to a shooting into an occupied dwelling. Upon arrival, officers discovered a side wall of a... Read on...

Posted on: September 20, 2014

09-19-14 Shooting Into Occupied Dwelling

On 9-19-14 at approximately 7:08 pm the Danville Police Department responded to the 300 block of Searcy St. in reference to shooting into an occupied dwelling. Upon arrival, officers discovered the front glass door of the... Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2014

09-18-14 Southern VA Escape Apprehended

On 9-18-14 The Danville Police Department apprehended Michael Antwan Henderson (age 27) in the 1700 block of South Main Street. Henderson was returned to the custody of Southern Virginia Mental Health Facility at 382 Taylor... Read on...

Posted on: September 12, 2014

09-12-14 Homicide

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

At approximately 11:23 pm yesterday, police responded to a shots fired call in the 100 block of Woodside Dr. Upon arrival they... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read on...



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