October 2017

October 15, 2017

ROANOKE POLICE INVESTIGATE HOMICIDE IN 1600 BLOCK OF MERCER AVENUE NW

Roanoke, Va.- On October 15, 2017 at 12:34 a.m. Roanoke Police were dispatched to the 1600 block of Mercer Avenue NW to investigate a report of a man down with a gunshot wound.  Upon arrival officers found the victim, Terrance Devon Pannell, age 26, of Roanoke inside a residence with a least one gunshot wound.  Pannell was pronounced dead at the scene.  Officers collected potential physical evidence from inside the residence.  Officers also conducted interviews with several people familiar with the victim in an effort to establish a timeline of events before the incident.  No arrests have been made at this time and the investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information is encouraged to call our tip line at 540-344-8500.  Callers can choose to remain anonymous.

October 25, 2017

ROANOKE POLICE, COMMUNITY PARTNERS WIN PRESTIGOUS INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE COMMUNITY POLICING AWARD

Roanoke, Va.- We are extremely pleased to announce that we won the International Association of Chiefs of Police Cisco Leadership in Community Policing Award for agencies serving a population of between 50,001 and 100,000 last night in Philadelphia. This could not have been possible without the help of our community partners at Feeding America Southwest Virginia, the City of Roanoke, and our outstanding neighbors in NW. The award recognized how we're all working together to make a difference in NW by building the Community Solutions Center, which will open next year.