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Posted on: April 22, 2021

04/22/2021 Danville Police locates juvenile in an Amber alert issued by the Caswell County Sheriff’s

On 04-22-2021 an Amber Alert was issued by the Caswell County Sheriff’s Office about a parental abduction of 7-week-old Jupiter Aria Caudle, who was in the custody of her parents, Jody Allan Caudle, age 42 and Taylor Ann Crawford, age 24 at the time of th...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2021

04/22/2021 Danville Police searching for missing person

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Danville Police is looking for a white female identified as Angel Marie Ransom age 36. Ransom was last seen wearing dark gray sweat pants, gray sweat shirt and black shoes with white bottoms and a yellow bib in the area of SOVA Health-Danville Emergency R...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2021

04-19-2021 Program aims to teach citizens how to respond during an active attack situation

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services is offering free online training to citizens about how to respond during an active attack situation.  

The training “provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an ac...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2021

04-16-2021 Man charged for throwing knife at deputy

After investigation and consultation with the Danville Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, Danville Police charged 62-year-old Jay Weldon Miller, of Danville, with attempted malicious wounding of a law enforcement officer in connection with the inci...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2021

04-13-2021 Danville Police Department welcomes six new officers

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Six new officers joined the ranks of the Danville Police Department. The department held a swearing-in ceremony outside at the Carrington Pavilion this morning.  

These officers complete their five months of academy training this week and graduate...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2021

04-06-21 SUBJECT ARRESTED IN MORNING SHOOTING

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Officers were called to the 1400 Block of N. Main Street in reference to a shooting. Officers learned that a vehicle that was traveling in the 1200 Block of N. Main Street was struck by gun fire. A 42 year old Danville resident who was a passenger in the ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2021

03-25-2021 Citizen tips help identify robbery suspects *Updated*

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Updated April 2

Antonio Stanfield turned himself in to police. Officers served the outstanding robbery warrant and Stanfield remains in the Danville City Jail with no bond. 

Aaron Thomas was still hospitalized in critical condition in Ohio as of &a...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2021

03-19-2021 Police seek public’s help to identify robbery suspects

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Danville Police are investigating a robbery that happened in the early morning hours of March 14, 2021 in the 3500 block of West Main Street. 

The victim reported to police that he was at a hotel room having some drinks with two men that he did no...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2021

03-10-2021 Danville Police captain selected to serve on state mental health planning group

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Captain Steve Richardson was one of 40 people selected from over 300 nominations to serve as a member of the 40 person Marcus Alert State Stakeholder Planning Group. He was one of the handful of law-enforcement professionals invited to serve in the group....

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2021

03-10-2021 The Danville Police Department held is annual awards ceremony

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Chief Scott C. Booth recognized several women and men of the Danville Police Department and for their exceptional service in 2020. Chief Booth also honored individuals from partner agencies for their significant contribution to the Department’s ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2021

03-09-2021 Police looking for person of interest in shooting

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Investigators are looking for the man pictured in the surveillance photos in connection with a shooting that left one person injured. 

Two individuals were victims of an aggravated assault when someone shot into their vehicle in the early morning ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2021

03-05-2021 Danville man arrested in connection with February homicide

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Danville Police arrested Avion Burton Thursday afternoon in Danville on the outstanding warrant for second-degree murder in the death of Jaylan Fitzgerald. Investigators obtained the charge on Burton February 4 and he had remained at large since that time...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2021

03-02-2021 Operation Justice without Borders

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*Correction* There were a total of ten individuals charged. The original release read 12 were charged. 

Caswell County Sheriff’s Office and the Danville Police Department conducted a seven-month long drug trafficking investigation that l...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2021

02-23-2021 *Update*Family reports man missing since August 2020

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Update - Danville Police obtained reliable information that Harston was in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in September 2020. All indications are that Harston traveled there on his own and he was in good health. Danville Police are working with entities in that c...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2021

02-12-2021 Skeletal human remains identified as missing Pittsylvania county man

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The Medical Examiner’s Office of the Western District confirmed the remains located in Danville belonged to Robert Isaac Hurt.

Danville Police began a death investigation after a crew of workers clearing trees along a power line right of...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2021

02-04-2021 Man charged in homicide

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Danville Police charged a man in connection to the homicide on Cabell Street. 

Investigators charged 19-year-old Danville man, Avion Burton, with second-degree murder for killing Jaylan Fitzgerald. A citizen called 911 Wednesday at about 3:15 p.m....

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Pittsylvania County man wanted in connection to overnight shooting in Danville

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 *Update - Dawson was arrested without incident on 1-28-2021. Danville Police charged Deauntae T. Dawson, 33, in connection to an early morning shooting that left one man in critical condition. 

A 911 caller reported that a man had been s...

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

12-16-2020 Danville experiencing record low crime

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The City of Danville continues to experience a decrease in crime thanks to focused deterrence efforts and community partnerships. 

Chief Scott Booth came to Danville in 2018 with the mission to reduce crime, particularly violent crime, and build c...

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

Traffic Fatality

November 25, 2020

Motor vehicle crash results in a fatality

Danville Police are investigating a traffic crash that happened Tuesday around 5:16 p.m. in the area of West Main Street and Park Avenue.   

A gray 2016 Range Rover driven...

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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

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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

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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...

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