News Flash

Posted on: January 14, 2020

Structure fire at 500 Keen Street

The Danville Fire Department was dispatched to 500 Keen Street for a kitchen on fire at 6:57 pm. The first apparatus arrived to find light smoke from the front door of a small, two-story house. As the first company walked around the house they could see f...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2020

Danville Fire Department Responds to structure fire at 150 Bernard Ct

The Danville Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire this morning just before 4:30 am. Upon arrival units found a detached storage building fully involved with fire. Units were able extinguish the fire in approximately 10 minutes. Ther...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 31, 2019

Danville Fire Department Responds to structure fire at 1101 Piney Forest Rd.

Danville Fire Department Responded to a reported  structure fire in a commercial building  at 1101 Piney Forest Rd at 12:32 this afternoon. Crews arrived to find smoke on both floors and coming from the roof of the structure. Crews began...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 31, 2019

Structure fire at the Astoria Hotel North

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 1030 Piney Forest Road – the Astoria Hotel North this morning at 6:58 am. Crews arrived at 7:04 am and found a large two story hotel with nothing showing. Engine 2’s crew (from Piney F...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 26, 2019

Structure fire on Plantation Road

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 235 Plantation Road this afternoon at 1:22 pm. Crews arrived at 1:29 pm and found a medium sized one story house with fire and smoke showing from the rear of the house. Engine 6&rs...

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

Danville Fire Department Responds to a structure fire at 729 Temple Ave.

Danville Fire Department Responded to a reported  structure fire at 729 Temple Avenue at 4 am this morning. Upon arrival crews found a two story  residential structure with fire showing from both floors and  all four sides. Crew...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

News Flash

Posted on: January 16, 2020

Police Department nears training milestone

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The Police Department will reach a major training milestone this week, as 100 percent of the sworn officers within the department will have received crisis intervention training.

The training is provided by Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services, which h...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 15, 2020

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

Photo of Council Chambers

City Council will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 21, in a business session and two work sessions. All three sessions are open to the public.

Council’s meeting will begin with a special work session at 5:30 p.m. In this session, City Council will be presen...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Offices will be closed on Martin Luther King Day

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The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

In addition, the public library will be closed.

Danville Transit will not operate.

The James F. Ingra...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Planning Commission elects new chairman

Harold Garrison presides as new chairman of Planning Commission.

The Danville Planning Commission on Monday elected Harold Garrison to serve as chairman for 2020. The vote was unanimous.

Garrison replaces Michael Scearce, whose term expired at the end of December and no longer serves on the board.

The board also unanimou...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 8, 2020

City seeks permission for sales tax referendum

City Council voted Tuesday night to adopt a resolution requesting permission from the General Assembly to conduct a local sales tax referendum. In the referendum, if allowed by the General Assembly, voters would decide whether to authorize the City to lev...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 7, 2020

The Launch Place invests again in Revibe

The Launch Place today announced it is making a second investment in Revibe Technologies to assist the company with its latest product – a smartwatch that uses machine learning to send vibration signals to remind the wearer to stay focused and a...

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

Cabin Fever music series continues Saturday

Cabin Fever Music Series logo

Danville Harvest Jubilee's Cabin Fever Music Series continues on Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Community Market with the Cat5 Band performing a wide range of music.

The band consists of a group of professional musicians that have come together with a common pu...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 6, 2020

City prepares for the threat of snow, sleet

National Wesather Service winter weather advisory map as of Monday morning, Jan. 6, 2020

UPDATED AT 6 P.M.: The National Weather Service has updated its forecast. For Danville, the current forecast is for more of a rain event Tuesday. Precipitation is expected to start later (9 a.m. Tuesday) than the previous forecast. Air temperatur...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 3, 2020

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

Photo of Council Chambers

City Council will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 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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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 2, 2020

Winter Farmers’ Market will open Saturday

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The Winter Farmers’ Market kicks off its fifth season on Saturday, Jan. 4, with local chef Dustin Haberer of Nana Karen’s Cruisin Kitchen preparing recipes made from fresh, local market foods.

Haberer will be on-site from 9 a.m. to 11 a...

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

Mayor says basketball tournament a huge success

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Mayor Alonzo Jones today said that the Harry Johnson Holiday Classic, which marked the return of post-Christmas high school basketball tournament action in the city, was a huge success.

Jones congratulated the teams for playing hard for their schools, and ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 27, 2019

Light Show raises nearly $13,000 for community

Community holiday light show logo

The 2019 Community Holiday Light Show in Ballou Park concluded Dec. 25 and marked a record-breaking year of giving back to the community.

“This year, $12,935 will be given back to local community groups and area nonprofits,” said event organizer Lisa Fergu...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 27, 2019

Give your live, fresh cut Christmas tree a new life

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As Danville residents get ready to undeck the halls, the Public Works Department offers a way to give live, fresh-cut Christmas trees and wreaths a second life. Crews will collect trees placed curbside and take them to the City’s compost and mulch facilit...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 26, 2019

City offices will be closed on New Year’s Day

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The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville administrative offices will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 1, for the New Year’s Day holiday. The public library will be closed. Danville Transit will not operate.

The James F. Ingram Justice Center (cour...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 27, 2019

Trash overflow to be collected for one week

Holiday shopping - Santa holding gift bags

Through the end of next week, our sanitation crews will collect boxes and Christmas wrapping paper and tissue that cannot fit inside trash containers. These items should be placed beside the container. The boxes should be broken down, and the wrapping pap...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 27, 2019

City urges recycling of discarded gift boxes

Holiday shopping - Santa holding gift bags

With all the extra gift boxes associated with the holiday season, residents are encouraged to use the city’s recycling drop-off sites. Cardboard, plain wrapping paper, and tissue paper are among the mixed paper products that can be recycled.

Howe...

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

City honors third Project Imagine graduates

Project Imagine logo - color

A graduation ceremony was held today for the third Project Imagine class, with the four members receiving certificates for completing a nine-week work readiness program that gives gang-affiliated youth a future off the streets by providing them with a pai...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 19, 2019

City offices will be closed Dec. 24 and Dec. 25

Christmas Tree

The Municipal Building, all other City of Danville administrative offices, and the public library will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 24, and Wednesday, Dec. 25, for the Christmas holiday.

The James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed on Thurs...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 17, 2019

Construction begins on two more solar plants

Danville Utilities logo

The City of Danville, announced today the commencement of two 5-megawatt (MW) AC solar power plants, its third and fourth solar power purchase agreements to bring clean, cost-effective solar power to its customers and community.

In collaboration with Turni...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 17, 2019

High school holiday basketball action returning

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The lyrics to the holiday song classic “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” do not mention basketball. But this year, local fans of the high school game are once again being given a reason to feel that way.

The Harry Joh...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

News Flash

Posted on: January 14, 2020

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: January 14, 2020

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: January 14, 2020

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: January 14, 2020

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: January 15, 2020

01-15-2020 Robbery Arrests

burton, saunders, murphy

Updated(4:30 p.m.) with Tyree Murphy’s mugshot pictured to the right with the green shirt.

Three Danville men have been arrested in connection to a string of robberies

Two men armed with handguns and wearing masks entered the Astoria Hotel office ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2020

01-12-2020 Robbery

combined charlies robbery

Danville Police are investigating a robbery that happened late Saturday night at a local convenience store.   

Charlie’s Stop N Shop #2 at 1354 Westover Dr. was robbed by two individuals at approximately 11:15 p.m. The clerk was...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2020

01-10-2020 Murder Indictment

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An indictment for murder has been issued in an August 2019 homicide.

This week a grand jury issued an indictment for 1st Degree Murder against 29-year-old Rakim La'Tae Knight for the 8-2-2019 homicide of Kymon Haley on Parker Rd. He continues to be held in...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2020

01-09-2020 Crash Victims Identified

The victims in yesterday evening's crash on South Main St. are identified as 74-year-old Teddie Lee Hendrix and 53-year-old Wendy Michelle Meadows. Both are from Providence, NC. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2020

01-09-2020 Suicidal Woman

Danville Police talked a suicidal woman off a bridge early this morning.

At approximately 7:21 am, a Danville Police Officer was crossing the Martin Luther King, Jr. Bridge and observed a woman displaying signs of mental distress. The 18-year-old female wa...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2020

01-08-2020 Traffic Fatality

Police, Fire, and Rescue units responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Updike Pl. and South Main St. at approximately 5:06 pm today.

The preliminary investigation revealed that at the time of collision, a 2000 Nissan Altima 4 dr pulled off ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2020

01-06-2020 Shooting arrest

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Danville Police arrested a woman in connection with a Christmas Day shooting.

Danville Police arrested Zacya S. Joyette, age 19, for the aggravated malicious wounding of a 22-year-old man on that occurred on Christmas Day in the 700 block of Grove Street.

T...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 2, 2020

01-02-2020 Aggravated Assault

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A Danville man is wanted in connection with a shooting early yesterday morning.

At approximately 12:35 am yesterday, Officers responded to Sovah Health Danville for a report of a woman arriving by private vehicle for treatment of a gunshot wound. She repor...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 2, 2020

01-02-2020 Animal Cruelty

The Danville Police Department is investigating an animal cruelty case involving a cat.

At approximately 10:50 am today, Officers responded to A.S. Pugh Roofing Company on North Main St. and spoke with an employee who captured an injured cat in the parking...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 31, 2019

12-31-2019 Celebratory gunfire

The Danville Police Department would like to remind the public about the dangers of “celebratory gunfire” this New Year’s Eve. The discharging of a firearm in celebration of the New Year in the city of Danville is dangerous a...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2019

12-22-2019 Robbery Juniors Convenience Store

juniors robbery

Armed robbery investigation underway as police ask the public for information.

The robber entered Junior’s Convenience Store at 623 Worsham St. just before 8:30 p.m. Saturday and brandished a firearm then forced the clerk to the floor.

The robber ...

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

11-27-2019 Homicide Arrest

allen,traquon

Danville Police have charged Traquon L. Allen, age 18 of Danville, with 2nd Degree Murder and Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony related to the death of Xavier N. Carson. Traquon is currently in the custody of North Carolina authorities pending ex...

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

11-26-2019 Homicide

Danville Police responded to a shots fired call in the 600 block of Edmonds Street this evening.

At approximately 5:44 PM this evening, Danville Police responded to the 600 block of Edmonds Street on a report of a shots fired call. Officers found a 19-year...

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

11-19-2019 The Danville Police Department statement on the death of Officer Eric Goff.

The Danville Police Department statement on the death of Officer Eric Goff.

The Danville Police Department learned that Officer Eric Goff died unexpectedly at his residence in Patrick County yesterday evening. The members of the Danville Police Department ...

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

11-14-2019 Target store burglary

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Danville Police seek the public’s help following the burglary of the Danville Target Store

Investigators would like to speak with two men who may have information about last night’s burglary at the Danville Target Store.

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

11-06-2019 Child Struck by Vehicle

A 12-year-old girl is being treated after being struck by a vehicle this afternoon.

At approximately 2:34 pm today, a City of Danville School Bus came to a stop from Haynesworth Dr. at the intersection of Elizabeth St. The school bus stopped for the purpos...

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

10-30-2019 K-9 Tina receives body armor

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Danville Police Department’s K9 Tina has received donation of body armor

Danville Police Department’s K9 Tina has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in...

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

10-25-2019 Police arrest second man as overdose investigation continues

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Danville Police arrest a second man as the investigation into the series of recent overdoses continues.

Following what we believe to be an overdose death early Thursday morning, investigators executed search warrants at two locations and seized drugs from ...

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

10-24-2019 Bike patrol

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The Danville Police Department is excited to announce the first bike patrol officers have hit the street.

Residents will see officers on bikes throughout the city and at special events on a routine basis. The first of many officers completed their training...

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

10-23-2019 Police investigate potentially deadly batch of heroin

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The Danville Police Department wishes to inform the public about a potentially deadly batch of heroin laced with illegally sourced fentanyl or similar substance.

Several individuals required medical treatment within the last week after they took what they ...

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

10-20-2019 Update to the lockdown at Averett University last night

Averett University and the Danville Police Department are issuing a joint statement regarding the lockdown on Averett’s campus late Saturday evening:

Events like these can cause confusion and concern for students, parents, employees and neighbors...

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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