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Posted on: June 29, 2022

06-29-2022 Fourth annual youth police academy graduation on 6-30-22

The Danville Police Department wishes to congratulate twenty-eight youth cadets who will graduate June 30, 2022, from the fourth annual youth police academy.  The ceremony is scheduled to start at 10:00 am.  The event will take place in ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2022

06-14-2022 Shooting Investigation Leads to Charges and Arrest in North Carolina

Joshua Singletary

      On June 12, 2022, at approximately 5:30AM, the Danville Police Department responded to a shooting incident at the W building of the apartments located at 1321 Piney Forest Rd.  A 23-year-old Danville man was found...

Joshua Singletary

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2022

06-08-2022 Police Investigating Homicide

Shortly after 9:00AM this morning, the Danville Police Department responded to a 911 call to the residence located at 10 Lands End.  The 911 caller requested officers to conduct a well being check on the resident.  Responding officers fo...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2022

06-01-2022 Danville Police Respond to Threat to Shoot at a School and Make Arrest

Over this past weekend, the Virginia Fusion Center notified the Danville Police Department of a social media post that contained a non-location-specific threat to shoot at a school that originated from the city of Danville area.  In partnership w...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2022

05-20-2022 Homicide Suspect Andrew Jovanni Menjivar Has Been Arrested

Andrew Menjivar photo

This afternoon, our law enforcement partners with the Winston Salem Police Department located and arrested 24-year-old Andrew Jovanni Menjivar for the charge of second degree murder from Tuesdays homicide of 29-year-old Brandon Alexander Gore. He will now...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2022

05-18-2022 *Update* Danville Police Still Searching for Homicide Suspect

Andrew Menjivar photo

The Danville Police Department is asking citizens to help locate 24-year-old Andrew Jovanni Menjivar who has officially been charged with second degree murder in the killing of Brandon Alexander Gore yesterday at the apartment complex located at 1575 Rich...

Andrew Jovanni Menjivar

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2022

05-17-2022 Danville Police Actively Searching for Suspect in Deadly Morning Shooting

Andrew Menjivar photo

At 9:31 AM, the Danville Police Department responded to the apartment complex at 1575 Richmond Blvd for a call of a man being shot outside of an apartment.  Officers located a 29-year-old Danville resident, Brandon Alexander Gore, suffering from ...

Andrew Manjivar

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2022

05-6-2022 Police Seek Help Identifying Suspect in Thefts from Motor Vehicles

Vehicle Thefts release suspect

Danville Police Seeking Help Identifying Suspect in Theft from Motor Vehicles, Asking Citizens to Lock Valuable and Firearms

The Danville Police Department has received multiple calls for items being stolen from vehicles within the City of Danville over th...

Suspect Photo

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2022

04-27-2022 Chief Scott Booth Awarded 2022 Innovation in Government Award

Group w Governor Wilder

On April 26, 2022, Danville Police Chief Scott C. Booth was presented the 2022 Excellence in Virginia Award for Innovation in Government by the Virginia Commonwealth University L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at the Richmond Marr...

Award Ceremony with Governor Wilder

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2022

04-20-2022 Arrest Made in the Fatal Hit and Run Death of Tyler Brent Herndon

MarcoBanksJrarrestphoto

This afternoon, April 20, 2022, investigators with the Danville Police Department charged 19-year-old Danville resident Marco Dunzell Banks Jr. with Felony Hit and Run, in violation of Virginia code 46.2-894 in relation to the April 2, 2022, hit and run a...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2022

04-16-2022 Danville Police Investigating Deadly Shooting

At 1:24PM this afternoon, the Danville 911 center received a call of a male being shot at Cardinal Village Apartments.  Responding officers located 20-year-old Shafi Yassin Rasheed of Danville, suffering from gunshot wounds in the 600 block of Ed...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2022

04-15-2022 Danville Police De-escalate an Armed Barricaded Suspect After Shots Were Fired

The Danville Police Department is pleased to announce a positive outcome to a critical incident with a barricaded armed individual at 1321 Piney Forest Rd overnight, which resulted in a 7-hour negotiation.  

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2022

04-08-2022 Update to Franklin Turnpike Fatal Motorcycle Accident Investigation

Franklin Turnpike crash possible suspect

       With the support of the community, the Danville Police Department has located the black four door vehicle involved in last Saturday's hit-and-run accident on Franklin Turnpike involving a motorcycle, whi...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2022

04-07-2022 Police Arrest New Jersey Homicide Suspect in Danville

DarneillThomas

     At approximately 11:00AM this morning, the Danville Police Department arrested 22-year-old Darneill James Thomas of West Orange, New Jersey on an outstanding warrant for Homicide from Essex County, New Jersey.  

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Darneill Thomas

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2022

04-05-2022 Danville Police Department Awarded CALEA Accreditation

CALEA Award Photo 4-2-22 Orlando Florida

The Danville Police Department was awarded with accreditation from The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc (CALEA) on Saturday night April 2, 2022, in Orlando, Florida.  

The process of review for accreditation through CA...

CALEA Award Presentation Orlando, FL

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2022

04-05-2022 Police Investigating Fatal Accident

     The Danville Police Department is investigating a fatal single-vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 9:55PM last night in the 600 block of Henry Street.  A 17-year-old female from Danville was driving a b...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2022

04-05-2022 Police Seek Publics Help Identifying Vehicle from Motorcycle Crash

Franklin Turnpike crash possible suspect

       The Danville Police Department responded to a crash involving a motorcycle at app. 3:44 PM Saturday afternoon on Franklin Turnpike near the city limits at Orphanage Road.  A 26-year-old Danville resident...

Vehicle of Interest

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2022

02-24-2022 Danville Police Awards Ceremony 2022

2021 Partnership Awards Recipients

Today, the Danville Police Department recognized 55 agency personnel, 7 community or law enforcement partners, and two agency K 9's with awards for outstanding actions and performance in 2021 at the annual awards ceremony held at the River Oak Church of G...
2021 Partnership Award Recipients

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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

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