Posted on: March 24, 2017

Police warn about gun thefts from unlocked cars

Chief Philip Broadfoot

Danville Police on Friday said the theft of firearms from unlocked vehicles continues to be a serious crime problem. They urge gun owners to secure their weapon at all times.

Leaving it in a vehicle, especially if it is unlocked, is not a safe or secure pl...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

03-22-17 Arrest Made in Groping Incidents

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A North Carolina man has been charged in connection with a series of groping incidents. 

Jerome O'Neal Courts Jr., age 22, of Ruffin, NC has been charged with two (2) counts of assault and battery in connection with a groping incident on 1-13-17 and a...

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Jerome O'Neal Courts Jr.
Posted on: March 9, 2017

03-09-17 Groping Incidents

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The Danville Police Department is investigating a series of groping incidents that have occurred at local businesses.

Incidents currently reported to the police and believed to have been committed by the same suspect are as follows:

  • 1-13-17 (Wal Mart) 515 M...
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Posted on: March 3, 2017

03-03-17 Wanted Juvenile Arrested

A 17 year old  juvenile wanted by the Danville Police Department has been arrested.

On 02-21-17 in the afternoon hours Melik Zydarious Smith was arrested in the 200 block of White Street by members of the Danville Police Department in cooperation with...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

03-02-17 Charges Brought in Homicide

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A Danville man has been charged in a 2016 homicide. 

Yesterday, a grand jury issued indictments against Aaron Pierre Thomas, age 29. He was charged with the following offenses:

1) Discharge a firearm in a public place resulting in injury - VA State Cod...

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Aaron Pierre Thomas
Posted on: February 24, 2017

02-24-17 Stolen weapons recovered, multiple arrests made.

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Yesterday evening members of the Danville Police Departments' Special Investigations Division and Virginia State Police Task Force agents observed suspicious activity involving multiple persons.  The group was in the 200 block of West James St. o...

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Seized Guns
Posted on: February 17, 2017

02-17-17 Wanted Person Arrested

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A man wanted by the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office and Danville Police Department has been arrested. 

Justin Lee Stallings was arrested shortly before 2:00 am this morning in the Java area of Pittsylvania County. He is currently being in th...

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Justin Lee Stallings
Posted on: February 16, 2017

02-16-17 Stolen Vehicle / Wanted Person Addition

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The owner of the vehicle reported stolen this morning provided the following photo. The wheel covers and front grill were painted black sometime after this photo was taken. 

Justin Stallings is believed to be in possession of this vehicle. 

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Stolen Auto
Posted on: February 16, 2017

02-16-17 Wanted Person

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The Danville Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating a wanted person.

The Danville Police Department is currently holding an unauthorized use warrant in connection with a vehicle that was reported stolen from Gloucester Ave. o...

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

02-09-17 Gang Threat

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The Danville Police Department has received and is investigating credible information about criminal street gangs making threats to harm or kill officers of the Danville Police Department.  

Specific information has been received concerning threats to...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Gang Enforcement Activities by Danville Police

Since November 4, 2016, the Danville Police Department has obtained and served 16 separate criminal street gang participation search warrants. We will continue these enforcement efforts on gangs and gang members in the coming months as information is deve...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

02-01-17 Robbery Arrest

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A Danville man has been charged with a robbery that occurred last month. 

Saheem Roger Waddell, age 19, of Danville was arrested yesterday without incident. This charge is in connection to a robbery that occurred on 1-17-17. He is currently being held...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

01-25-17 Robbery Arrests

Two men are in jail charged with a robbery that occurred last week.

Jevon Zackeal Williams, age 21, was arrested yesterday evening and Joshua Malik Coleman, age 20, was arrested today in connection with a robbery that occurred last week. Both are currently...

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Posted on: January 24, 2017

01-24-17 Retirement of Danville Police Lieutenant Tom White

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After nearly 5 decades of continuous service, Lt. Tom White has announced his retirement from the Danville Virginia Police Department.

Lt. White has served as a police officer in the City of Danville and this community for 47 years.

Lt. White began his care...

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

01-18-17 Homicide Information Update

The Medical Examiner's Office has determined that Kelly Fears Wrenn and Ashley Lauren Joy Jones died from stab wounds. Wrenn and Jones were found deceased on 1-8-17. On 1-11-17 Amanda Lynn Willhite was located in Jacksonville, NC by Detectives from the Da...

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

01-17-17 Robberies

On 01-17-17 between 3:20 pm and 9:00 pm the Danville Police Department investigated 3 robberies and 1 attempted robbery.

On 1-17-17 at aproximately 3:20 PM a 40 year Danville man reported he was in Riverside Shopping Center 3212 Riverside Dr when he was ap...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

01-17-17 Shooting Arrest

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An arrest has been made in yesterday's shooting in the 800 block of Washington Street. See Danville Police Department media release dated 1-16-17:

On 1-16-17 Danville Police Units responded to shots being fired in the 800 block of Washington Street.

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

01-17-17 Shooting

On 1-16-17 Danville Police Units responded to shots being fired in the 800 block of Washington Street.

Officers located a 47 year old Florida man who had been shot. The victim described the attacker as a black male wearing a red hoodie and having dreadlock...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

01-11-17 Missing Person Located.

Amanda Willhite has been located safe in North Carolina.

On 01-10-17 Danville detectives following up on an investigative lead, located Amanda Willhite in North Carolina. Willhite was in possession of the white Dodge van bearing Virginia tags VMT-8752. She...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

01-09-17 Homicide Information Update

The Danville Police Department is releasing updated vehicle formation on a van possibly being operated by Amanda Willhite, whose whereabouts are still unknown. 

The vehicle is described as a white Dodge van, VA registration VMT-8752. The attached imag...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

01-09-17 Robbery

At approximately 9:55 pm last night the Danville Police Department responded to the Dollar General at 1500 Westover Dr. in reference to a robbery. 

An employee of the business reports a black male suspect wearing dark pants, a dark hooded sweatshirt, ...

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Posted on: January 8, 2017

01-08-17 Homicide

The Danville Police Department is investigating a double homicide. 

At approximately 12:33 pm today Danville Police responded to a residence in the 300 block of Wrenn Dr. and discovered two unresponsive females. They were both pronounced dead at the s...

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Amanda Lynn Willhite
Posted on: January 6, 2017

01-06-17 Arrests for Purse Snatching

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A joint investigation by the Danville Police Department and Caswell County Sheriffs Office into recent purse snatchings has resulted in three arrests.

Jawantez Kagion Waddell, 18 year old male from Danville, has been charged with one count of robbery (Va. ...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

01-05-17 Purse Snatching

The Danville Police Department and the Caswell County Sheriff's Office are investigating purse snatchings that occurred yesterday evening.

On 1-4-17 at approximately 6:40pm officers responded to the 200 Block of Courtland St. in reference to a purse snatch...

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Posted on: December 30, 2016

12-30-16 Celebratory Gunfire

The Danville Police Department would like to remind the public about the dangers of “celebratory gunfire” this New Year’s Eve.

The discharging of a firearm in celebration of the New Year in the City of Danville is dangerous and illegal. 

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Posted on: December 18, 2016

12-18-16 Shooting Arrest

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Arrests have been made in the Friday evening shooting at Newton's Landing.

Trenton Elias Lovelace, age 19, of Pittsylvania County was arrested yesterday evening and charged with malicious wounding, use of firearm in the commission of a felony, and wea...

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Posted on: December 17, 2016

12-17-16 Shooting

A Pittsylvania County man was shot in the area of Newton's Landing yesterday evening. 

At approximately 10:47 pm yesterday an 18-year-old male reported that he was with several individuals at Newton's Landing when he was shot. The victim...

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Posted on: December 17, 2016

12-17-16 Armed Burglary Arrest

A man wanted for an armed burglary incident yesterday evening has been arrested. 

Gary Robinson, age 34, of Danville was arrested this morning without incident. He is currently being held in the Danville City Jail under no bond. 

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Posted on: December 17, 2016

12-16-16 Armed Burglary

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A Danville resident Gary Robinson is wanted for his part in a burglary while armed incident that happened in the 1300 block of Kemper Rd. at approximately 5:35 pm on 12-16-16. There are warrants on file for Robinson for burglary while armed and possession...

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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...