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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VMT 8752
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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Surveillance Photos
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. 

Discharging a ...

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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: December 8, 2016

12-08-16 Homicide

At approximately 2:13 am Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to a report of an unresponsive male in a motor vehicle in the median of Route 29 near the intersection of Realty Rd. in Pittsylvania County. Upon arrival Deputies di...

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

12-05-16 Robbery Arrest

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The suspect in an early morning robbery has been arrested.

After a brief investigation by the Danville Police Department 33 year old Pittsylvania County resident Nicholas Wade Spence Sr. was charged and arrested for the early morning Fas- Mart robbery at 1...

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

12-05-16 Robbery

On 12/5/15 at approximately 2:40am Danville Police respondedto the area of the Fas-Mart, 1730 South Main St.  The clerk reported that a male dressed in a
Virginia Tech sweatshirt entered the store and demanded the money.  The suspec...

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

12-02-16 Wanted Juvenile

Melik Smith

Due to the nature of these charges the Danville Police Department is sending out the following juvenile wanted information. 

The Danville Police Department currently holds warrants for 17 year old Melik Zydarius Smith of Danville.

Smith is wanted by th...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

11-29-16 Implementation of Cruise Lights on Patrol Vehicles

City of Danville Police cruisers will
soon be visible with steady display blue lights (not flashing) on the outer cornersof the light bars. These lights called "cruise lights" will be used
when driving normally or parked in your neighborhood.  Wi...

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

11-23-16 Firearms Security

The Danville Police Department is reminding citizens to please secure your personal firearms. 

Over the past 3 months there have been 32 firearms reported stolen in the city of Danville. The majority of these weapons were stolen from vehicles or resid...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

11-22-16 Charges Brought in 2013 Homicide

Charges have been brought in the 2013 shooting death of Antwan Rucker.

Today a grand jury issued indictments against 29-year-old Pierre Antoine Dixon. He is charged with the following offenses:

1) Capital Murder (VA State Code 18.2-31)

2) Robbery (VA State C...

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Pierre Antoine Dixon
Posted on: November 22, 2016

11-22-16 Murder Indictments / Suspect Wanted

Two men have been charged in a May homicide. 

Today a grand jury issued indictments against two men in connection with the shooting death of Dontes Simpson. Kareem Kaleek Dove, age 34, and Karseem Mareese Wilson, age 39, are charged with the following...

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Dove / Wilson
Posted on: November 19, 2016

11-19-16 Robbery

At approximately 12:30 am this morning Danville Police responded to the 1500 block of N.Main St. for a reported robbery. A 35-year-old Danville resident reported that he was leaving a store when he was approached by three (3) young black males. The ma...Read on...

Posted on: November 19, 2016

11-19-16 Homicide

The Danville Police Department is investigating a shooting that injured two and left a third man dead yesterday evening.

At approximately 10:20 pm yesterday Danville Police responded to the 200 block of Kemper Rd. for a report of shots fired. Upon arri...Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2016

11-18-16 Homicide Victim Identified.

The homicide victim from last night has been identified as 15 year old Sean Antwan Clayborne of Danville.

See Danville Police Department media release dated 11-18-16:

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

11-18-16 Homicide

The Danville Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred yesterday evening.

At approximately 11:25 pm yesterday Danville Police responded to the 100 block of Piney Forest Rd. for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival they discovered a ...Read on...

Posted on: November 12, 2016

11-12-16 Burglary / Firearm Charges

Two juveniles are in detention charged with multiple counts of burglary and a firearm offense.

Yesterday, Investigators went to George Washington High School to follow-up on burglaries that had occurred the previous day. Two students were detained, an...Read on...

Posted on: October 27, 2016

10-27-16 Drug Related Indictments

Multiple drug related indictments were handed down Monday by a Danville grand jury.

As a result of an ongoing drug investigation spanning several months, a total of 18 individuals have been charged with 38 separate offenses. With assistance from other...Additional Info

Booking Photos
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...