News Flash

Posted on: October 13, 2019

Structure Fire at 3142 Westover Dr.

A subject came into the Danville Fire Departments Westover Drive station at 6:01 pm  and reported a structure fire at 3142 Westover Drive which is just down the street from the station. Crews immediately responded and arrived to find moderate smo...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2019

Brush Fire off Ida Street

The Danville Fire Department was dispatched to a possible structure fire on Ida Street at 2:50 pm. E5 arrived two minutes later and advised the smoke may be on American Legion Blvd. Other apparatus responded to American Legion Blvd. and Clarksville Rd. It...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2019

Fire Department orders ban on open burning

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Due to the dry weather conditions, the Danville Fire Department is instituting a ban on open burning without a permit in the city. The dry conditions are favorable for the rapid spread of fires.

The ban will remain in place until further notice.

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

News Flash

Posted on: October 15, 2019

City to offer free bus service on Election Day

City Council voted Tuesday night to allow Danville Transit to offer free bus service on Election Day for all fixed-route and reservation-based trips. Election Day is Nov. 5.

The free bus service is designed to encourage citizens to vote by removing the bar...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Project Imagine wins top award from VML

Robert David second from left, with Mayor Alonzo Jones, far right, City Manager Ken Larking, second

The Virginia Municipal League has named Project Imagine – a program designed to give gang-affiliated youth a future off the streets – as the winner of its President’s Award, which is the top award for innovative solutions by ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 15, 2019

City posts fact sheet on pari-mutuel referendum

FACT SHEET FOR DANVILLE VOTERS on the NOVEMBER 5th PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING REFERENDUM

The City of Danville and its leadership want citizens to know important details about the upcoming November 5th election on the issue of Historical Horse Racing. The City ha...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Overnight bridge washing activity begins Monday

Bridge washing operations will require lane restrictions over the next two weeks, beginning Monday evening, Oct. 14. The work will take place mostly overnight.

The locations affected are bridges along major thoroughfares, including Riverside Drive, Piedmon...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 11, 2019

Deadline nears for input on Riverside Drive study

Tuesday, Oct. 15, is the deadline for citizens to comment on safety improvements needed along Riverside Drive from North Main Street to Piedmont Drive. Details on the study and how citizens can provide input are available at this link.

The study will consi...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 9, 2019

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

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City Council will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 15, in a business session at 7 p.m., followed by a work session. Both sessions are open to the public.

The business session will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is...

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Agendas.... Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 9, 2019

City government offices closed on Columbus Day

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The Municipal Building and all other city administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 14, for Columbus Day. Also, the public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed.

However, Danville Transit will operate, and h...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 8, 2019

Police Dept. implements tip reporting application

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The Danville Police Department today announced the implementation of a web-based and mobile platform that allows citizens to anonymously submit crime tips, suspicious behavior, and bullying information from their personal computers or smartphone. ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 7, 2019

Active shooter drill set for Friday at Galileo High

Danville Public Schools (DPS) will conduct an active shooter drill on Friday, October 11, at Galileo High School beginning at 2 p.m. This day is a full professional development day for teachers so there will be no Galileo students on campus during the act...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Mayor, City Council honor outgoing fire chief

Chief Eagle speaks at City Council recognition ceremony held Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Mayor Alonzo Jones and City Council honored Fire Chief David Eagle earlier this week for 25 years of service as a firefighter and 12 years as fire chief for the City of Danville.

Eagle is retiring today. He will join the City of Williamsburg as fire chief....

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 2, 2019

Mayor proclaims October ‘Bullying Prevention Month’

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Mayor Alonzo Jones issued a proclamation Tuesday night proclaiming the month of October as “Bullying Prevention Month” in the city as part of an effort to call attention to the issue of bullying within the community.

Jones issued the pr...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 1, 2019

City collecting loose leaves from neighborhoods

Loose leaf collection crew in action

Public Works Department crews have started collecting loose leaves from residential neighborhoods. City residents can rake or blow leaves to the curb for pickup by the vacuum machines through Jan. 31.

Loose leaves are collected on the same day as scheduled...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 30, 2019

Trail section to be closed during workday hours

Traffic alert sign

Due to utility work adjacent to the Riverwalk Trail section between Danville Family YMCA and Union Street Overlook, portions of the trail will be closed during workday hours this week.

Crews are expected to re-open the trail daily after 5 p.m. Please obey ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 24, 2019

Fire Department orders ban on open burning

Fire Department logo

Due to the dry weather conditions, the Danville Fire Department is instituting a ban on open burning without a permit in the city. The dry conditions are favorable for the rapid spread of fires.

The ban will remain in place until further notice.

Violation o...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 24, 2019

Housing Authority gets grant for new center

Mayor Alonzo Jones, left, at Community Learning Center ceremony on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019.

The Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (DRHA), along with Opportunity Neighborhoods, an initiative of Danville Regional Foundation (DRF), announces that a grant of up to $550,000 has been awarded by DRF to construct a 6,000-square-foot Community...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

News Flash

Posted on: October 15, 2019

Arrest Photos

The information supplied are the Photos of individuals arrested (and the charge) in the previous seven days.

Arrest Photos in PDF format Danville, VA Police Activity Report
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Arrest Information

The information supplied are the names of all individuals arrested (and the charge) in the previous seven days.

Arrest Information in PDF format Danville, VA Police Activity Report
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Warrants

Warrant information, including race and sex of the accused offender, is based on information supplied by the complainant. All information is subject to verification prior to warrant service. If you know the location of any of the individuals on this list,...

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Warrant list in PDF format Danville, VA Police Activity Report
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Reported Incidents

The information supplied is compiled from the incidents reported to the Danville Police Department in the prior seven day period.

Reported Incidents in PDF format Danville, VA Police Activity Report

News Flash

Posted on: October 15, 2019

10-15-2019 HEART walk today

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

10-15-2019

The Danville Police Department and its partners will conduct a HEART walk in the neighborhood impacted by Friday’s homicide.

The walk will begin at 4 p.m. at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Paxton Street

HEA...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2019

10-12-2019 Robbery

Danville Police responded to a call of a robbery at Domino's Pizza 1405 South Boston Road last night.

On 10-11-10 at 9:05 P.M., Danville Police responded to a reported robbery at Domino's Pizza 1405 South Boston Road. An employee advised a black male with ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2019

10-12-2019 Homicide

Danville Police responded to a shots fired call in the 700 block of Paxton Street last night.

On 10-11-19 at approximately 8:50 P.M., Danville Police responded to the 700 block of Paxton Street on a shots fired call. Officers found a 17-year-old male, a Da...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2019

10-11-2019 Robbery Arrest

Luis Eurricue Torres

On Wednesday 10-09-19, at approximately 9:15 pm, the Danville Police Department responded to 2980 West Main Street, Juniors Convenience Market, in reference to a reported robbery.

After further investigation, on 10-10-19, Danville Police charged Luis Eurri...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 10, 2019

10-10-2019 Armed robbery at convenience store

Robbery surveillance video

On Wednesday 10-09-19 at approximately 9:15 pm, the Danville Police Department responded to 2980 West Main Street, Juniors Convenience Market, in reference to a reported robbery. 

After speaking with the victim and witnesses the investigation reve...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2019

10-07-2019 Home Invasion

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A 47-year-old Danville man was injured in a home invasion yesterday morning.

Shortly before 9:00 am yesterday, Danville Police responded to a residence in the 700 block of Green St. for a reported home invasion. The victim reported that he heard a knock at...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2019

10-06-2019 Shooting Arrest

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Shortly before midnight, Danville Police responded to the 200 block of Parker Road for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, they spoke with a 26-year-old man who reported he had an argument with his sister's boyfriend. The verbal dispute was escalating ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2019

10-04-2019 Shooting Arrest

George Lee Hairston III

Danville Police arrested a man following a late night shooting.

Shortly before midnight Danville Police responded to the 200 block of Northmont Blvd. for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, they spoke with a 32-year-old man and his 31-year-old sister wh...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2019

09-30-2019 Shooting Arrest

An arrest has been made in the weekend shooting on Hughes St.

Today charges were brought against 18-year-old Rayshawn Wa-Heim Bennett. He was charged with use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and shooting into an occupied building. He was arreste...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2019

09-30-2019 Weekend Shooting Update

The 21-year-old female victim who was transferred to Carilion in Roanoke yesterday remains in stable condition. The other two victims were treated and released yesterday morning. 

The investigation revealed that multiple shots were fired outside o...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2019

09-30-2019 Traffic Fatality Update

The victim in this morning's motorcycle crash has been identified as 42-year-old Terence Vernandez Keene of Danville. 

The investigation is continuing. 

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2019

09-30-2019 Traffic Fatality

A Danville man died in a single vehicle crash this morning.

At approximately 1:08 am, Danville Police and EMS personnel responded to the 1100 block of Halifax Rd. for a motorcycle crash. Upon arrival they located a 2001 Suzuki that was traveling westbound ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2019

09-29-2019 Shooting

Three people were injured in a shooting early this morning.

At approximately 2:11 am Danville Police responded to a call of multiple shots fired in the area of South Main St. and Hughes St. An 18-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman arrived at SOVAH Health...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2019

09-29-2019 Robbery Arrest

Carl Avery Wilson

A Danville man has been arrested for a robbery that occurred yesterday evening.

At approximately 9:57 pm Danville Police responded to a robbery at the Dollar General on West Main St. The clerk reported that while she was completing a customer transaction, ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2019

09-26-2019 Danville Police Department is investigating a fatal traffic crash

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A Pittsylvania County woman has died as a result of injuries she suffered in a traffic crash earlier this week.

At midnight on Sept. 22, police and EMS responded to a 911 call for a single-vehicle crash in the 1100 block of Piney Forest Road. The driver an...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2019

09-18-2019 Danville Police Department’s K9 Rooster to get donation of body armor

K-9 Rooster

Danville Police Department’s K9 Rooster will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Rooster’s vest is sponsored by a fundraiser hosted by J...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2019

09-17-2019 Danville Police Officers Receive Lifesaving Award

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The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police (VACP) awarded six Danville Police officers the Award for Lifesaving for their self-less actions during Tropical Storm Michael on Oct.11, 2018.

Chief Scott Booth recognized Major Timothy Jones, Lt. David Whitley...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2019

09-14-2019 Danville Police Major Graduates from FBI National Academy

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Danville Police Major Timothy W. Jones recently attended and graduated from the 277th Session of the FBI National Academy.

Jones completed the ten-week academy that was held at Quantico, Va. and hosted law enforcement leaders from 50 states and the Distric...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2019

09-14-2019 Traffic fatality on Kentuck Road

Danville Police are investigating a traffic fatality that happened today at 8:10 a.m. involving a sedan and a tractor-trailer. 

A 1997 Honda Accord driven by Mary Elizabeth McDonald, age 24 of Danville, was traveling south in the 500 block of Kent...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2019

08-27-2019 Homicide Charges

Antonio Terry

Additional charges have been brought against Antonio T-Quan Terry for the July 26th murder of Keenan Cunningham. A Danville Grand Jury issued indictments Monday against Terry for the following charges:

VA State Code 18.2-32 – First Degree Murder

V...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2019

08-26-2019 K9 to get ballistic vest

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Danville Police Department’s K9 Tina will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Tina’s vest is sponsored by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. t...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2019

08-23-2019 Swearing in of new officers

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The Danville Police Department is pleased to welcome aboard six new officers who were sworn in today.  As recruits, they completed their training at Piedmont Regional Criminal Justice Training Academy.  The officers will soon begin their...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2019

08-19-2019 Press Conference

The Danville Police Department and Virginia State Police will hold a press conference to discuss the results of Operation Safe Streets Southside.  The press conference will begin at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at the Municipal Building ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2019

08-08-2019 Knight Arrest

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Danville Police patrol officers developed information last night on a possible location for Rakim Knight. They were able to take Knight into custody at a residence in Danville without incident. Knight is being held in the Danville City Jail without bond o...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2019

08-06-2019 Response to Recent Mass Shootings

In light of the incidents in El Paso and Dayton, the Danville Police Department wants our citizens to know that we stand ready to respond to any critical incident. Additionally, we would like to encourage our community to partner with us to reduce violent...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2019

07-27-2019 Homicide Update

Danville Police have made an arrest in connection to the homicide of Keenan Cunningham.  Investigators charged Antonio T-Quan Terry, age 29, of Danville, with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  Terry was arrested yesterday ev...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2019

07-26-2019 Homicide

Danville Police responded to a call for shots fired in the 300 block of Hughes St. this morning at approximately 3:30 AM.  Officers found a vehicle in 100 block of Hughes St. occupied by a male who was suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He w...

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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