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Posted on: February 4, 2023

TRAFFIC ALERT: U.S. 29 South Ramp into North Carolina Has Reopened

Crash Scene

UPDATE 6:23 p.m. 2/4/23: The U.S. 29 South exit ramp into North Carolina has reopened. 

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ORIGINAL POST 5:10 p.m. 2/4/23: The Danville Police Department as of 4:55 p.m. has the U.S. 29 south exit ramp into North Carolina closed. Officers are set ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2023

Police Ask for Public's Assistance Identifying Suspect

Car Break In Suspect

The Danville Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance identifying a suspect from thefts from motor vehicles.

The thefts from motor vehicle occurred during the week of January 31.

Anyone who has information is asked to please contact the Danvi...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2023

UPDATE: Missing Person Found Safe

Marvin Pennick, 57

9:26 p.m. 1/30/23 UPDATE: Marvin Pennick has been safely located.

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ORIGINAL STORY: The Danville Police Department is searching for Marvin Pennick, 57, who was last seen around 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30 and has a known medical condition.

Pennick was last seen...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Inaugural Danville PD Times Published This Week

Danville PD Times Image

The Danville PD Times, a quarterly newsletter publication from the Danville Police Department, was unveiled earlier this week.

Each quarter, the PD Times will provide crime news and community engagement updates. Upcoming events, recruitment opportunities a...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Danville PD’s Project B.R.A.V.E. Sees Early Successes

BRAVE Logo with Partners

In light of the recent murder/suicide on Glen Oak Drive on Dec. 31, 2022, the Danville Police Department is highlighting Project B.R.A.V.E. and the work to reduce domestic violence incidents in the city. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2023

UPDATED 2023 Summer Youth Police Academy Full, Still Accepting Leadership Applications

Danville Police Youth Academy

1/18/23 10:50 a.m. UPDATE: The 5th annual Youth Police Academy is now full for participants. The Danville Police Department is still accepting leader applications, which are available here. For any questions, or special cases, contact Cpl. Sylvia Brooks a...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2023

1-11-23 Police Investigate Fatal Crash

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The Danville Police Department is investigating a fatal single vehicle crash on the U.S. 58 exit towards Martinsville, Va. off West Main Street.

Kevin Mark Spendley, 29, of Greer, S.C. was found in an overturned 2016 Hyundai Elantra Wednesday, Jan. 11, and...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2023

1-10-23 Crash Investigation Underway Involving School Bus, Pedestrian

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The Danville Police Department is investigating following a traffic crash involving a Danville Public Schools bus and a pedestrian.

At 2:53 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, the police department responded near the intersection of S. Main St. and Watson Street for a ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2023

1-6-23 Danville PD Releases Report After December Initiative with Virginia State Police

DPD VSP December 2022 Initiative

During the month of December, the Danville Police Department and Virginia State Police partnered as a part of Governor Glenn Youngkin's Operation Bold Blue Line initiative.

Launched in October 2022, the operation is a sustained effort to comprehen...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2023

01-04-22 DPD Receives Grant to Complete Real Time Crime Center, Ballistic Identification System

Real Time Crime Center

The Danville Police Department (DPD) recently received a Virginia Department of Criminal Justices Services Law Enforcement American Rescue Plan Equipment and Technology Grant for the completion of a Real Time Crime Center (RTCC) and a ballistic identifica...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 1, 2023

1-1-23 Police Investigate Overnight Murder-Suicide

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The Danville Police Department is investigating a murder-suicide that occurred Saturday, Dec. 31, after responding to Glen Oak Drive near the intersection of Lanier Ave. at 9:23 p.m. for an urgent well being check.

Police forced entry into the Glen Oak Dri...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 31, 2022

12-31-22 Safety Tips for Celebrating the New Year

The Danville Police Department wishes everyone a Happy New Year, and offers these tips on how to celebrate safely. If you have an emergency, dial 911. For all non-emergencies, call 799-5111 option 8.

Celebrations:

Hosting a New Year's party is a fun way to ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 28, 2022

12-28-22 Arrest in Sunrise Robbery

Graham, Isaac Jerome

Following an investigation and assistance from the public, the Danville Police Department has made an arrest after an early Wednesday morning robbery at Sunrise in the 2200 block of North Main Street. 

Isaac Jerome Graham, 41, has been charged wit...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 28, 2022

12-28-2022 Danville Police Investigating Morning Robbery of Convenience Store

Sunrise Robbery suspect

On 12-28-2022, at approximately 8:04AM, the Danville Police Department responded to an armed robbery at the Sunrise convenience store in the 2200 block of North Main Street. 

A black male entered the store, produced a firearm, retrieved an undiscl...

Sunrise Robbery Suspect

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2022

12-11-2022 Police Investigating Two Overdose Deaths, Remind of Deadly Risks of Illegal Drug Use

The Danville Police Department is investigating two likely unintentional overdose deaths today and are reminding the public of the deadly risks of illegal drug use while offering access to help for those fighting addiction. 

On December 11, 2022, ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2022

04-27-2022 Chief Scott Booth Awarded 2022 Innovation in Government Award

Group w Governor Wilder

On April 26, 2022, Danville Police Chief Scott C. Booth was presented the 2022 Excellence in Virginia Award for Innovation in Government by the Virginia Commonwealth University L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at the Richmond Marr...

Award Ceremony with Governor Wilder

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

John Joseph Beckelheimer Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
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