Posted on: August 14, 2017

08-14-17 Shooting

A Pittsylvania County man is in critical condition following a shooting that occurred yesterday evening.

At approximately 6:00 pm yesterday Danville Police responded to the area of Pumpkin Creek and Lockett Dr. for a report of shots fired. Officers located...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2017

08-06-17 Homicide

A 16-year-old female is dead following a shooting early this morning.

Shortly before 3:00 am this morning officers responded to calls of shots fired in the area of Paxton St. Within minutes a 16-year-old female arrived at Danville Regional Medical Center b...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2017

Information leads to search warrant

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Information was received that led to Danville Police Department Investigators and Officers serving a search warrant at a residence in the 200 block of Audubon Drive. During the search officers seized a hand gun, scales, cellular devices and US Currency as...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2017

07-27-17 Officer Identified

Deadly force incidents are traumatic for everyone involved. While the emotional impact can be overwhelming for a police officer who is forced to fire his weapon to protect him or others from violence, that use of force demands transparency. To balance the...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2017

07-26-17 Homicide

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Today at approximately 11:30 am a man called 911 to report he had shot someone while in the 500 block of Cabell Street. Officers arriving on the scene discovered a male victim located in a residence in the 500 block of Cabell Street suffering from an appa...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2017

Counterfeit "movie money"

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Danville Police have received multiple counterfeit $100.00 bills received by several different complainants.

The counterfeit currency has "FOR MOTION PICTURE USE ONLY" immediately beside the altered portrait of Benjamin Franklin. In the banner un...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2017

07-24-2017 Officer Involved Shooting

At 5:35 p.m. yesterday afternoon, Danville Police Department officers were dispatched to a residence located in the 100 block of Lawson Street on a 911 call from a female who reported that she was talking to her husband on the phone and he was armed and t...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2017

Police chief statement on Dana Keith arrest

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Here is a link to the full statement read by Police Chief Philip Broadfoot during a news conference held earlier today to provide the public with an update on the investigation into the double homicide of Breia Edmunds and Damarcus Whitehead>

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Police chief statement.... Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2017

Information needed on Stolen Go-Cart

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On Sunday 9 July, 2017 a report of a stolen Go-Cart was taken in the 900 block of Wyllie Ave. The Go-Cart is red in color with a white front spoiler. The number 23 appears on both sides of the Go-Cart in black and white. A recent photograph has been attac...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2017

First-degree murder charges filed in double homicide

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The Danville Police Department this morning served Dana Miguel Keith, 29, with two warrants, charging him with first-degree murder in the deaths of Breia Martonia Edmunds, 21, and Damarcus Daron Whitehead, 20. Edmunds and Whitehead were found unresponsive...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2017

07-14-17 Reward offered in recent burglary

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The Danville Police Department is currently investigating a recent early morning burglary of a local business that resulted in the theft of firearms. Additionally, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) the Danville Police Department...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Warrants lead to seizure of firearms and drugs

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On July 7, 2017 the Danville Police Department executed search warrants in the 100 block of Haley Street and the 1100 block of Washington Street resulting in the following seizures:

1) Over 32 grams of crack cocaine.

2) Over one half ounce of a synthetic na...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2017

07-07-17 Reward Offered in Homicide

A reward of $3,000.00 has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the homicide of Fenqwon Tayshon Payne on 5-31-17. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Danville Crime Sto...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2017

06-30-17 Armed Robbery Arrest

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A Danville man is in jail facing robbery charges in two separate incidents this month.

Shortly before midnight last night, the clerk at the Pit Stop Mart on Piney Forest Rd. reported that she was robbed at gunpoint. The suspect took an undisclosed amount o...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2017

Marijuana investigation leads to weapons seizure.

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On Monday, June 26 officers of the Danville Police Department and Virginia State Police were working in the 1000 block of Washington St. While speaking with a group of people gathered outside, officers smelled the odor marijuana coming from a nearby resid...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2017

06-26-17 Robbery

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Yesterday at approximately 11:15pm officers responded to the Valero Convenience Store located at 602 Arnett Boulevard, in reference to a reported robbery. Responding officers spoke to the victim, a female clerk. She told officers the suspect entered the s...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2017

06-22-17 Drug and Firearm Related Indictments

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Multiple drug and firearms related indictments were handed down yesterday by a Danville grand jury.

As a result of an ongoing investigation spanning several months, several individuals have been charged with various offenses. The Danville Police Department...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2017

06-22-17 Reward Offered

A reward of $1500.00 has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individuals(s) responsible for the burglary that occurred on River Park Drive at Associated Services during the evening of 6-14-17 or early morning of 6-15-1...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2017

06-16-17 Burglary

More than $12,000 in coins was reported stolen in a burglary yesterday morning. 

Sometime during the evening of 6-14-17 or morning of 6-15-17 someone forced entry into Associated Services located on River Park Dr. The suspect(s) took more than $12...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Concerned Citizen's tips leads to seizure of Methamphetamine

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On June 12, 2017, Danville Police Department Special Investigations, Regional Narcotics Task Force, Virginia State Police (VSP) Tactical Team,  VSP Narcotics and Gang Agents executed a gang recruiting search warrant in the 200 block of Plantation...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2017

06-14-17 Robbery

Danville Police responded to a call of an armed robbery at the Pit Stop Mart located at 1371 Piney Forest Road on 6-13-17. 

At 11:35 PM on 6-13-17, Danville Police responded to a reported armed robbery at the Pit Sop Mart located on Piney Forest R...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2017

06-02-17 Homicide Victims Identified

The victims found deceased in a vehicle at Arnett Blvd. and Glendale Ave. have been identified as 21-year-old Breia Martonia Edmunds and 20-year-old Damarcus Daran Whitehead. The investigation is active and ongoing. 

Anyone with information about ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2017

06-02-17 Homicide

The Danville Police Department is investigating a double homicide. 

At approximately 11:47 pm yesterday evening Danville Police responded to the intersection of Arnett Blvd. and Glendale Ave. for a report of a vehicle crash. Upon arrival they foun...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2017

05-31-17 Homicide Victim Identified

The man found deceased on Bradley Rd. has been identified as 23-year-old Fenqwon Tayshon Payne. The investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Danville Crime Stoppers at (434) 799-6508, or via ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2017

05-31-17 Homicide

The Danville Police Department is currently investigating an apparent homicide in the 700 block of Bradley Rd. 

At approximately 6:45 pm EMS and Police responded to a residence in the 700 block of Bradley Rd. for a report of an unresponsive male s...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2017

Information leads to seizure of weapons and drugs.

May 20-17

Acting on information received from the public,on Saturday members of the Danville Police Department and the Regional Narcotics Task Force  executed search warrants at four locations seizing:

 5 handguns, one of which was reported as stol...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2017

05-15-17 Homicide Victim Identified

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The homicide victim shot early Saturday morning on Shelton St. has been identified as Haywood Maurice Carter, age 68, of the residence. He was known by family and friends as "Biscuit." The second victim is recovering from her injuries. ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2017

05-13-17 Homicide

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

On 5-13-17 at approximately 2:11 am today Danville Police responded to a residence in the 600 block of Shelton Street in reference to a home invasion. Officers dis...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
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 Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
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

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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...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
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...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases