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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases

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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... Read on...

Posted on: January 23, 2015

01-22-15 Robbery

On 01-22-15 at approximately 8:18 pm officers responded to the 400 block of Wooding Avenue in reference to a robbery. A Danville resident stated he was exiting his vehicle when he was physically assaulted and robbed by two... 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... 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... Read on...

Posted on: January 20, 2015

01-20-15 Shooting

At approximately 1:00pm today, Danville Police officers and Rescue personnel responded to a report of shots being fired on Garland Street. Officers located a male victim on Garland Street suffering from a single gunshot... 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... 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... Read on...

Posted on: January 14, 2015

01-14-15 Shoot Into Occupied Dwelling

On 01-13-15 at approximately 11:50 PM the Danville Police Department responded to the 400 block of Harrison St. in reference to a complaint of gunshots in the area. When police arrived they discovered that a house in the 400... Read on...

Posted on: January 13, 2015

01-13-15 Bank Surveillance Photos.

Please help the Danville Police Department identity the suspects from the American National Bank robbery yesterday. The suspect images were captured from the bank surveillance video.

Anyone with information about this... Bank Surveillance Video Pictures

Bank Surveillance Video Pictures
Posted on: January 12, 2015

01-12-15 Bank Robbery

Today at approximately 12:57pm Danville Police officers responded to an alarm at American National Bank on South Boston Road. As officers were responding Dispatch received confirmation that the bank had been robbed. The... Read on...

Posted on: January 11, 2015

01-10-15 Malicious Wounding

On 1-10-15 at approximately 7:00 PM police units responded to the 100 block of Walker Street in reference to a reported assault. Upon arrival, officers received information that someone had been stabbed. While police units... Jasmine Lashell Cardwell

Jasmine Lashell Cardwell
Posted on: January 9, 2015

01-09-15 Traffic flow has returned to normal.

The traffic flow at West bound South Boston Road and South bound route 29 bypass has returned to normal.

Posted on: January 9, 2015

01-9-15 Vehicle Crash

Crews are working to clear a roadway following the overturn of a tractor trailer early this morning.

At approximately 4:45 am Police and Fire personnel responded to the the exit ramp from westbound South Boston Rd. going... Read on...

Posted on: January 8, 2015

01-08-15 Accidental Shooting

On 01-08-15 at approximately 12:01 am Danville Police responded to the 100 block of Swanson Street in reference to a shooting. Responding officers discovered a juvenile male Danville resident suffering from a gunshot wound... Read on...

Posted on: January 6, 2015

01-06-15 Shooting

Danville Police are investigating a shooting that sent a 17-year-old to the hospital this afternoon.

At approximately 2:57 pm today Police and EMS personnel responded to a residence in the 1400 block of North Main St. for... Read on...

Posted on: December 29, 2014

12-29-14 Robbery

On 12-28-14 at 10:15PM a delivery driver from a Danville restaurant reported that he was delivering food to the 100 block of Gray St. when he was approached by four individuals. One of the subjects produced a handgun and... Read on...

Posted on: December 25, 2014

12-24-14 Shooting

Danville Police responded to a shots fired call in the 1100 block of Washington St. this afternoon.

At approximately 3:28 P.M. Danville Police responded to the 1100 block of Washington St. in regards to a shots fired call... Read on...

Posted on: December 25, 2014

12-24-14 Vehicle Crash

At approximately 11:55 AM Police, Fire, and Rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Poplar St. and North Ridge St. for a report of a motor vehicle crash.

The investigation revealed a 2000 Nissan Altima 4 door... Read on...

Posted on: December 23, 2014

12-22-14 Robbery

On December 22, 2014 at approximately 7:12 PM officers responded to a robbery call at the BB and T Bank after hour deposit located at 125 Collins Drive. An employee from another business was making a night deposit when one... Read on...

Posted on: December 22, 2014

12-21-14 Shooting

On December 21, 2014 at approximately 7:49 PM, officers responded to the 1400 Block of South Boston Road in reference to someone being shot. The 29-year-old male victim who was a Danville resident was driven to Danville... Read on...

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 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 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: 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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