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Posted on: April 26, 2021

04-26-2021 Danville man wanted in connection with shooting

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Danville Police are searching for Derrick Lamont Miller, 35, from Danville in connection with a shooting that happened on April 21.  

Officers responded the 300 block of Wendell Scott Drive to a call for shots fired around 1 p.m. They canvassed th...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

04/23/2021 Tractor Trailer Crash

At 6:18 AM public safety personnel responded to a crash on Route 29 near the Route 58 interchange. Officers found a tractor trailer truck lying on its side in the highway. The investigation showed that the vehicle was traveling west on Route 58, took the ...

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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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Posted on: April 22, 2021

04/22/2021 UPDATE: Danville Police Locate Missing Woman

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UPDATE: Following investigative leads, Danville Police Investigators located Angel Marie Ransom safe in the company of a known acquaintance.  

Danville Police is looking for a white female identified as Angel Marie Ransom age 36. Ransom w...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...

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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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