Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases

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Posted on: May 21, 2015

Help Wanted – Employment scams

The Danville Police Department in conjunction with the Office of Economic Development and the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce are warning citizens in the Dan River Region to be aware of a recent increase in Help Wanted – Employment scams....Read on...

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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: May 1, 2015

05-01-15 Purse Snatching

At 10:58 am today Danville Police responded to a report of a purse snatching near the intersection of Richmond Blvd. and Girard St.

A 58 year old female Danville resident reported to police that she was walking south on Richmond Blvd. near Girard St. ...Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2015

04-29-15 Grand Larceny Arrest

Sean Kenneth Carlsen

A City of Danville Utilities employee was indicted Monday for grand larceny.

Sean Kenneth Carlsen, age 44 , of Chatham was arrested yesterday and served with two counts of grand larceny.

These charges stem from improper overtime submissions that ...Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2015

04-29-15 Murder Arrest


A second person has been indicted and arrested in connection with the 09-30-13 Homicide of Gilmore Cowan.

On 04-28-15 Brandon Ellis Milam, age 28, of Danville was arrested on indictments issued by a Danville Grand Jury for the 09-30-13 homicide of Cowa...Read on...

Posted on: April 28, 2015

04-28-15 Robbery and Sexual Battery Arrest

Jeremy Cadarrell Saunders

A Danville Man has been arrested for the reported robbery and sexual battery which occurred at the Salvation Army on February 25th 2015.

See Danville Police media release posted 02-25-15.

Jeremy Cadarrell Saunders, a 27 year old Danville resident, ...Read on...

Posted on: April 23, 2015

04-22-15 Robbery

CVS Robbery Suspect

At 8:46 PM, Danville Police responded to a reported robbery at CVS 1425 South Boston Road. An employee advised a white male, approximately 5’11” weighing 225 pounds wearing khaki pants and a blue and white flannel shirt entered the store and demanded merc...Read on...

Posted on: April 10, 2015

04-10-15 Juvenile Arrested for Aggravated Malicious Wounding

An arrest has been made for the 04-07-15 shooting of a 15 year old in the 100 block of Martha St. in the city of Danville. A 15 year old Danville resident has been charged and arrested for the following in connection with the shooting incident:

Aggrava...Read on...

Posted on: April 10, 2015

04-10-15 Homicide Suspect Arrested.

Travis Deshae Tarpley

A Danville man has been arrested in connection with the 03-13-15 homicide of 49 year old Lyndon Lee Johnson, which occurred on Myrtle Ave.

28 year old Travis Deshae Tarpley was arrested on 3-30-15 on Danville Indictments and warrants charging him with...Read on...

Posted on: April 8, 2015

04-08-15 Malicious Damage to Vehicles.

The Danville Police Department is currently investigating numerous incidents of malicious damage to vehicles which occurred during the the overnight hours on 04-07-15 and the early morning hours of 04-08-15. There have been in excess of 25 reports made to...Read on...

Posted on: March 17, 2015

03-17-15 Homicide/Arson victim now identified.

Christy Michelle Beskin

The victim from Sunday’s homicide and arson at 107 Wood Ave. has been identified as 50 year old Donna Gail Hiatt- Lanier of the residence. A joint investigation led by the Danville Police Department with assistance from the Danville Fire Department identi...Read on...

Posted on: March 13, 2015

03-13-15 Homicide

Travis DeShae Tarpley

At approximately 10:34 am Danville Police responded to a residence in the 1400 block of Myrtle Ave. for a report of a man who had been shot. Upon arrival they found a man suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. He was transported to Danville R...Read on...

Posted on: March 14, 2015

03-11-15 Burglary Arrest

Larry Wayne Burke

On March 10, 2015 at approximately 11:08 PM a Danville resident reported he was asleep when he was awakened by someone inside his residence. At that time a struggle ensued between the victim and another Danville resident. During the struggle the victim st...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2015

03-03-15 Murder Indictment

Michael James Gill Jr

A man was indicted yesterday in connection with the death of a child last November.

Yesterday, a grand jury issued indictments against Michael James Gill, Jr., age 28, of Danville. Gill was indicted for Felony Child Neglect and Felony Murder in connec...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...