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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Danville Police welcome aboard two new chaplains

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The Danville Police Department would like to welcome Ernest Coppage and Scott Spalding to our Chaplain Unit. 

Coppage and Spalding were sworn in this morning and they join Senior Chaplain G.H. Vaughan. Danville Police Department Chaplains serve on...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2020

09-11-2020 One man arrested and another at large in 2019 killing of Danville man

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Last month, a Danville grand jury indicted Guren L. Clemons and Domonic D. Fitzgerald with first-degree murder, robbery and related firearms charges for shooting Caleb Morris on Lanier Avenue in 2019.

Clemons, age 25, is from Danville and was incarcerated ...

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

09-08-2020 Man charged in the shooting of Danville woman

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Danville Police charged Raheem Supreme Chambliss, Sr. with second-degree murder in the Sunday morning homicide of Lashanda Deshazo.

Chambliss, age 35, was arrested Sunday afternoon in Danville on an outstanding capias. Investigators obtained the warrant fo...

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

09-08-2020 Larceny from skilled gaming machines

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Danville Police are asking for the public’s assistance to help identify two individuals who stole cash from several electronic skilled gaming devices.

The thefts happened at two different convenience stores Sept. 6. The individuals manipulated th...

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

09-07-2020 Homicide Update

Danville Police have arrested a person of interest who was involved in the homicide of Lashanda Mecole Deshazo. Police arrested this person on unrelated charges, and we will identify them if we make charges related to the homicide or if releasing their id...

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

09-08-2020 Homcide

Danville Police responded to a reported shooting in the 800 block of Buford Street this morning.

At approximately 3:22 am this morning, Danville Police were called to a residence in the 800 block of Buford Street for a shooting.  Upon arrival, the...

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

08-31-2020 Homicide charge brought in connection with June stabbing

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Last week a Danville grand jury indicted Shannon Price with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of her boyfriend, Christopher France. Price is still being held in the Danville City Jail without bond.

Original release: 07-06-2020 

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2020

09-01-2020 Danville Police awarded grant for victim-centered domestic violence response strategy

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The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) awarded the Danville Police Department a $91,550 grant from the Community Policing Development Microgrants Program.

The COPS Office directed funds to agencies for the implementation of innova...

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

08-31-2020 Charges made in 2017 killing of Fenqwan Payne

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Correction: Wilson was arrested at his place of employment. Wilson was living in the Roanoke area at the time of his arrest.

Last week a Danville grand jury indicted Quadarius D. Wilson, 28, formerly from Danville, with first-degree murder and related fire...

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

08-24-2020 Father charged with homicide in death of three-month old

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Danville Police charged Danville resident Antoine Juwan Jefferson, 22, with felony homicide and felony child abuse in the death of his three-month-old son. Police arrested Jefferson Friday in Danville without incident.

This investigation began August 9, 20...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2020

08-21-2020 Father charged with homicide in death of 8-month old

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Danville Police charged Danville resident Kanyon Wade Guthrie, 22, with felony homicide and felony child abuse in the death of his 8-month old son. Police charged and arrested Guthrie Thursday in Danville without incident.

This investigation began on June ...

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

08-20-2020 Community services and police partner for substance abuse recovery

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This morning, the Danville Police Department collaborated with Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services for the first day of the newly implemented Community Opioid Response and Engagement (CORE) Program. This program is an addition to the partnerships gro...

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

08-19-2020 Danville Police make arrest in 2016 homicide

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Danville Police arrested a 17-year-old for first-degree murder and related firearms charges for the 2016 shooting death of 41-year-old Jonathan McDonald Hamlett.

Danville Police arrested the 17-year-old Danville resident without incident on Tuesday afterno...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2020

08-14-2020 Melba Tanksley

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The Danville Police Department was honored to celebrate the life of Melba Tanksley with her family today.

Melba Tanksley served the city of Danville as a school crossing guard for 65 years. She helped three generations of students arrive at school safely. ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2020

08-06-2020 Motor vehicle crash results in fatality

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Danville Police are investigating a traffic crash that happened Thursday around 7:35 a.m. in the 1000 block of Piney Forest Road.

A white 2001 Honda Civic driven by Danville resident Wilda S. Clear, 65, pulled into southbound lanes of Piney Forest Road fro...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2020

07-30-2020 DPCS presents check to Danville Police Department

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In support of our ongoing partnership with Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services to combat opioid abuse, Director of Prevention Services Amanda Oakes presented a check to Captain Steve Richardson with the Danville Police Department to purchase duty bel...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2020

06-29-2020 Additional charges brought in October overdose death

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A Danville grand jury indicted Chauncey L. Montague for involuntary manslaughter in connection with Oct. 24 death of Amanda Rose (30) of Danville.

The medical examiner ruled that Rose died of acute fentanyl toxicity and evidence supports the charge that Mo...

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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