Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases

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Posted on: August 16, 2015

08-16-15 Robbery Arrests

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Arrests have been made in the robbery that occurred early yesterday morning on Wyllie Ave.

Three individuals have been charged with the following offenses:

18.2-22/18.2-58 - Conspiracy to Commit Robbery
18.2-58 - Robbery18.2-58.1 - Carjacking
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Posted on: August 16, 2015

08-16-15 Shooting

On 8-16-15 at approximately 3:30 am, a 20 year old male reported to police that he was walking in the 400 block of Wooding Ave. when a dark colored vehicle with four black males inside pulled up. He was shot in the left knee before the suspects fled the ...Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2015

08-15-15 Robbery

On 8-15-15 at approximately 4:30 am a 37 year old male reported to police that he was walking in the 100 block of Wyllie Ave. after parking his vehicle when he was assaulted by 2 black males with a hammer and robbed. The victim's van was taken but ...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2015

08-12-15 Robbery Follow-up

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A possible suspect vehicle involved in recent robberies was located this morning.

Shortly before 10:30 am this morning a Danville Patrol Officer discovered a Dodge pickup bearing Tennessee tags in the area of First St. and Abbott St. This vehicle match...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2015

08-12-15 Robbery

Danville Police responded to a call of a robbery in the 1400 block of Halifax Road last night.

At 10:55 PM, Danville Police responded to a reported robbery in the 1400 block of Halifax Road. A Danville City resident advised a skinny black male 20s wear...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2015

08-12-15 Robbery

Danville Police responded to a call of a robbery in the 1900 block of Halifax Road last night.

At 10:50 PM, Danville Police responded to a reported robbery in the 1900 block of Halifax Road. A Danville City resident advised a black male 6’0” skinny wea...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2015

08-12-15 Robbery

Danville Police responded to a call of a robbery in the 100 block of Northwest Boulevard last night.

At 10:45 PM, Danville Police responded to a reported robbery in the 100 block of Northwest Boulevard. A Pittsylvania County resident advised a black ma...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2015

08-11-15 Robbery

At 8:45 PM, Danville Police responded to a reported robbery in the 700 block of Lanier Avenue.

A Danville City resident advised a black male in his 20s, slim build, with a medium afro wearing a green t-shirt and blue jeans approached him. The suspect p...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2015

08-11-15 Robbery

Danville Police responded to a call of a robbery in the 1300 block of Washington Street last night.

At 9:30 PM, on August 10, 2015 Danville Police responded to a reported robbery in the 1300 block of Washington Street. A Danville City resident advised ...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2015

08-11-15 Robbery

At 9:00 PM, on August 10, 2015 Danville Police responded to a reported robbery in the 1400 block of Blair Loop Road. A Danville City resident advised a black male wearing a dark colored t-shirt, jeans and a bandanna covering his face approached her. The s...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2015

08-08-15 Robbery

On 08-08-15 at 1221AM a 53 year old Danville man reported to police he was sitting in his parked car on Chambers St when he was approached by 4 male subjects. One of the male suspects produced a handgun and demanded victim’s money.

The suspects took an...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2015

08-10-15 Robbery

On 8-10-15 at 328AM Danville Police responded to a reported robbery of The Pilot Gas Station located 110 Riverpoint Rd.

Witnesses say that a masked male suspect entered the store and approached a clerk. The suspect produced what appeared to be a handgu...Read on...

Posted on: August 10, 2015

08-11-15 Additional Homicide Arrests Made

Additional homicide charges have been brought in the shooting death of Bennie Wesley Sigmon in June of this year.

Pursuant to Virginia State Code 16.1-301, the following juvenile arrest information is being released for this particular incident due to ...Williams Ferrell

Williams Ferrell
Posted on: August 11, 2015

08-11-15 Robbery

A female Danville resident reports she was robbed today. The 60 year old victim told police she was getting into her car in the parking lot in the 200 block of Nor Dan Dr. when a burgundy 4 door pickup truck being operated by a b/m in his 20's or 3...Read on...

Posted on: July 30, 2015

07-30-15 Hit and Run Arrest.

Demetrius Staten

The hit and run suspect from yesterdays crash in the 100 block of Piney Forest Road has been located and arrested. Demetrius Allen Staten turn himself in today at the Danville Magistrates office. Staten is a 24 year old Danville resident. Staten was devel...Read on...

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 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

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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: 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...