News Flash

Posted on: August 14, 2019

Structure fire on Roberts Street

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 920 Roberts Street today (August 14, 2019) at 2:15 am. Crews arrived at 2:21 am and found a small two story house with nothing showing from the street. Engine 3’s crew (from ...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

News Flash

Posted on: August 23, 2019

City waives restrictions on storm debris cleanup

The Public Works Department is waiving restrictions for collection of tree limbs and cuttings, brush and other storm debris to help city residents affected by Thursday’s storm. The waiver will be in effect for three weeks.

The waiver is for resid...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 21, 2019

City Council tables vote on airport services

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City Council voted Tuesday night to table a decision on a proposed lease agreement with a North Carolina-based fixed-base operator to provide fuel sales and other aviation services at Danville Regional Airport.

The move came after a public hearing during w...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 20, 2019

Safe Streets initiative nets over 200 arrests

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Operation Safe Streets Southside, a joint local and state law enforcement public safety initiative, led to 97 arrests on felony charges, 76 arrests on misdemeanor charges, and 35 arrests of fugitives over a 10-week period, Danville Police reported Tuesday...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 20, 2019

Free concert will feature classic rock band

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Danville Parks and Recreation’s Music on Main concert series will conclude for this year at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, with the classic rock and variety party sounds of the Rivermist band. This final concert will be a two-hour performance.

Th...

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

Mayor urges community effort to end bullying

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Mayor Alonzo Jones is asking the community to come together to end bullying in the city and to ensure that Danville is a place of belonging, acceptance, and respect for all people.

Jones first talked publicly about the initiative at City Council’...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 13, 2019

Story map shows city’s iconic spots in time

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The City of Danville’s Information Technology Department has added to its collection of online story maps, with the latest one showing many of Danville’s iconic spots “the way they were.”

Called “Danville P...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 12, 2019

Manufacturer to open first U.S. facility here

It was announced today that Gefertec, LLC will open their first U.S. manufacturing facility. The project is expected to create 8 new jobs and includes $1.9 million in capital investment. The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission is assisting this proje...

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

City Council OKs permit for boutique hotel project

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Danville City Council voted Thursday night to approve a request by a Roanoke real estate developer to convert two medical office buildings into a hotel at 990 Main St. and 108 Holbrook St.

As proposed, the property will be converted into a boutique hotel t...

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

Police officers welcome students back to school

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In support of the Danville Public School system's start of the new school year on Thursday, Danville Police welcomed students back to school. Officers rode buses a part of their second annual “Badges on Buses” program.

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

Kemper Road block to be closed to through traffic

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One block of Kemper Road – between Lanier Avenue and Wooding Avenue – is scheduled to be closed to through traffic next week to allow for the replacement of a water service line.

The block will be closed daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. begi...

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Posted on: August 6, 2019

Council meeting to be held on Thursday

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The next meeting of City Council will be held on Thursday, Aug. 8, instead of the first Tuesday of the month as normal. The change in dates is to allow City Council to attend National Night Out activities on Tuesday, Aug. 6.

City Council will meet in a bus...

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

Neighborhoods prepare for National Night Out

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The annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6, will feature activities at neighborhood sites across Danville. Opening ceremonies will be held at 5 p.m. at the Police Department’s Third Avenue Precinct.

The precinct is located at 128 Third Ave....

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 31, 2019

Book details spiritual battle for gang-affiliated youth

Book cover for “Gangs vs. Kingdom: Battle for the Next Generation"

The City of Danville’s coordinator for youth services and gang violence prevention has written a book that provides churches and faith-based organizations with an understanding of the motives and origins of gangs from a Christian perspective.

In ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 29, 2019

City to begin receiving disaster recovery funds

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The City of Danville will receive more than $2 million in the first disbursement of federal disaster recovery funds from Tropical Storm Michael and Hurricane Florence last fall.

Of the total, $1.87 million is reimbursement for eligible damages and disaster...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

News Flash

Posted on: August 20, 2019

Arrest Photos

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

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Posted on: August 20, 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: August 20, 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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Posted on: August 20, 2019

Reported Incidents

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

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News Flash

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: August 5, 2019

08-05-2019 HEART Walk

Today at 4:00 PM in the 200 block of Parker Rd., the Danville Police Department and its partners will conduct a HEART walk in the neighborhood impacted by Friday’s homicide.

HEART – Heal and Engage After Recent Trauma:

Heal and Engage Af...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2019

08-03-2019 Homicide

Danville Police were dispatched to a call for a person who had been shot in the 200 blk. of Parker Rd. on 8-2-2019, at 11:20 PM.  Officers located a male victim with apparent gunshot wounds lying on the ground outside.  He was taken to t...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2019

08-01-2019 Imposter scams

Imposters! They call and pose as your grandchild, your neighbor, your pastor, or even a government entity all in an effort to convince you to send them “emergency funds.” Scammers have become very adept at obtaining your personal infor...

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

07-29-2019 HEART Walk

Today at 4:00 PM at the intersection of Hughes Street and Reid Street, the Danville Police Department and its partners will conduct a HEART walk in the neighborhood impacted by Friday’s homicide.

HEART – Heal and Engage After Recent Tra...

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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: July 25, 2019

07-25-2019 Community Walk

Danville Police Chief Scott Booth and officers of the Danville Police Department will hold a community engagement walk today, in the Riverview St./Lee St. area. This will be the seventh community walk of 2019.  The walk will begin at 6:00 PM. Thi...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2019

07-18-2019 Malicious Wounding-Update

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Update 07-18-2019

The victim, 72-year-old Melvin Smith, died yesterday at Duke University Hospital.  He was never released from medical care after being admitted following the initial assault.  This case is now being investigated as a hom...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2019

06-25-2019 Arrests made in infant death investigation

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Arrests have been made in the death of an infant that took place on November 24, 2018. 

Officers were on patrol on Maple Grove Ave., when they responded to a call for help.  Officers encountered Eugene Chandler, who was holding an unrespo...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 20, 2019

06-20-2019 Animal Cruelty

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Danville Police responded to the 300 blk. of Edmonds St. last night for a report of animal cruelty.  Officers located a dog that was obviously dead inside of a fenced lot. During the investigation, officers determined the identity of the owners w...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2019

05-24-2019 Homicide

The Danville Police Department responded to a call for a person who had been shot to the 1000 Blk. of Lanier Ave. at 12:50 PM this afternoon.  When officers arrived on scene they found a victim inside a house suffering from an apparent gunshot wo...

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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