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Posted on: March 26, 2020

03-26-2020 WANTED SUBJECT

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The Danville Police Department is searching for a man in connection with a shooting incident last week.

The Danville Police Department is currently searching for 32 year old Maurice D Patterson. He is currently wanted for Shooting from a Moving Vehicle in ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2020

03-20-2020 Commercial robbery prevention tips

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As the investigation continues into the Wednesday night attempted robbery at a Food Lion store, we want our businesses to know that these robbers may have committed similar crimes in our region. Business owners and their employees can follow a few steps t...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

03-19-2020 Danville Police seek public help to identify robbery suspects

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Danville Police need your help to identify two individuals who attempted to rob a Food Lion store last night at 11:30 p.m.

Employees at the Food Lion at 607 W. Main St. had just closed up the store when two masked men wearing long coats forced them back in...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

03-19-2020 Danville Police modify response to some calls for service

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The response to COVID-19 is rapidly evolving and necessitates a fluid response and we are committed to doing our part to help keep our community healthy. 

We will be modifying some of our regular services to follow public health recommendations to...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

03-18-2020 Detention facilities restrict visitation

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The Danville Police Department has instructed its two detention facilities, Adult Detention Center and W.W. Moore, Jr. Juvenile Detention, to enact measures to limit the potential spread of COVID -19 in an effort to protect the health and well-being of th...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

03-18-2020 Danville Police community response to public health emergency order

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The Danville Police Department wishes to inform our community about yesterday’s order from the Governor and State Health Commissioner that restricts the number of patrons allowed in restaurants, fitness centers and theaters to 10 or less.

The Dep...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2020

03-16-2020 Danville Police cancel some community activities

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The Danville Police Department is canceling some community engagement activities.

The Danville Police Department will continue to provide full law enforcement services to our community. We have prepared response readiness plans and we continue to communica...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2020

03-05-2020 Homicide update

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Danville Police have arrested a person who was involved in the homicide of Melvin Smith. Police arrested this individual on unrelated charges and we will identify the person when we make charges related to the homicide. The investigation is still active a...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2020

03-04-2020 Homicide investigation underway

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Danville Police are investigating a homicide after responding to a call for shots fired this morning.

A 911 call for shots fired led to police to the 300 block of Summit Road this morning at 6:40 a.m. Officers located Melvin Wayne Smith, age 40, of Danvill...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2020

03-04-2020 Shooting Arrest

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One man arrested and another is at large after an early afternoon shooting yesterday. 

Danville Police arrested Quentin Dewhan Pinchback, age 19, of Danville in connection to a shooting in the 300 block of Seeland Road yesterday about 1:30 p.m. Ka...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2020

03-03-2020 Citizen Police Academy

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The Danville Police Department is accepting applications for Citizen Police Academy

The Danville Police Department is currently offering the Citizen Police Academy to the residents of the City of Danville. Participation in the Citizen Police Academy is fre...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2020

02-25-2020 Awards ceremony

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The Danville Police Department held its annual awards ceremony Tuesday.

Chief Scott C. Booth recognized several women and men of the Danville Police Department for their exceptional service in 2019. Booth also honored three individuals from partner agencie...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2020

02-23-2020 SUV crashes into vacant house

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Danville Police are investigating an early morning hit and run after a driver crashed an SUV into a house.

A 911 call just before 12:30 a.m. led emergency personnel to the 400 block of Gay Street. There they located a gold Ford Escape in the living room of...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2020

02-04-2020 Arrest made in early morning shooting

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Danville Police responded to a shooting in the 400 block of Old Mount Cross Road that left a 28year-old Danville man injured this morning.  

After further investigation, Danville Police charged Omar Deonte Barbour, age 27 of Danville, Virginia, wi...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2020

01-31-2020 Milo Range Sytem

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The Danville Police Department has incorporated a training simulator that utilizes computer technology to enhance officer’s decision-making capabilities in the field.

The Danville Police Department recently purchased a Milo Range simulator throug...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2020

01-24-2020 Stabbing arrest

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Police arrest a man who stabbed hotel employee

Danville Police arrested a man who stabbed a hotel employee this afternoon after a confrontation erupted between the two.

Officers were called to the 2900 block of W. Main Street after a passerby called 911 abo...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2020

01-23-2020 Police report crime continues to trend down in Danville

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The Danville Police Department reported at a Thursday news conference that crime continued to trend down in Danville in 2019.

Police Chief Scott Booth discussed preliminary 2019 crime statistics in major crime categories and outlined several of the departm...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2020

01-15-2020 Robbery Arrests

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Updated(4:30 p.m.) with Tyree Murphy’s mugshot pictured to the right with the green shirt.

Three Danville men have been arrested in connection to a string of robberies

Two men armed with handguns and wearing masks entered the Astoria Hotel office ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2020

01-10-2020 Murder Indictment

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An indictment for murder has been issued in an August 2019 homicide.

This week a grand jury issued an indictment for 1st Degree Murder against 29-year-old Rakim La'Tae Knight for the 8-2-2019 homicide of Kymon Haley on Parker Rd. He continues to be held in...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2020

01-09-2020 Crash Victims Identified

The victims in yesterday evening's crash on South Main St. are identified as 74-year-old Teddie Lee Hendrix and 53-year-old Wendy Michelle Meadows. Both are from Providence, NC. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2020

01-09-2020 Suicidal Woman

Danville Police talked a suicidal woman off a bridge early this morning.

At approximately 7:21 am, a Danville Police Officer was crossing the Martin Luther King, Jr. Bridge and observed a woman displaying signs of mental distress. The 18-year-old female wa...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2020

01-08-2020 Traffic Fatality

Police, Fire, and Rescue units responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Updike Pl. and South Main St. at approximately 5:06 pm today.

The preliminary investigation revealed that at the time of collision, a 2000 Nissan Altima 4 dr pulled off ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 2, 2020

01-02-2020 Aggravated Assault

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A Danville man is wanted in connection with a shooting early yesterday morning.

At approximately 12:35 am yesterday, Officers responded to Sovah Health Danville for a report of a woman arriving by private vehicle for treatment of a gunshot wound. She repor...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 2, 2020

01-02-2020 Animal Cruelty

The Danville Police Department is investigating an animal cruelty case involving a cat.

At approximately 10:50 am today, Officers responded to A.S. Pugh Roofing Company on North Main St. and spoke with an employee who captured an injured cat in the parking...

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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