Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

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Posted on: June 18, 2015

Stove Fire at Danview Restaurant

The DFD was dispatched to a stove fire at Danview Restaurant today at 09:49 am. The first arriving engine reported smoke coming from the vent over the stove. All staff and customers exited the building as we arrived. Engine 2 reported a small fire on the ...Read on...

Posted on: June 16, 2015

Structure Fire at 786 Paxton St

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 786 Paxton Street at 8:23 pm. Upon arrival crews found smoke pushing from windows on the left side of the structure and fire visible inside the structure. Crews quickly verified that a...Read on...


Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

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Posted on: July 6, 2015

Danville United will meet July 16 to elect officers

Danville United logo

The next meeting of the Danville United Community Relations Coalition will be held Thursday, July 16, at Holbrook Street Presbyterian Church. The church is located at 353 Holbrook St.

The agenda includes the election of officers.

The meeting will be...Read on...

Posted on: July 6, 2015

City Council meets Tuesday in business, work sessions

City Council Chambers file photo

City Council will meet Tuesday night, July 7, with a business session beginning at 7 p.m., followed by a work session. The business session will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is located at 427 Patton ...Read on...

Agenda....
Posted on: July 6, 2015

Crews finish restoring power service after storms

Power and light graphic

UPDATE POSTED AT 4 P.M.: Line crews have restored service to all customers who lost power during the weekend storms. These storms produced heavy rain and high wind that downed trees and power lines, leaving hundreds of customers without power.

Service ...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2015

City closes River Street lane for trail project

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The City of Danville has closed the right, eastbound lane on Riverside Drive and River Street from Keen Street to Bryant Avenue to allow for construction of the pedestrian trail on Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge.

The lane will be closed through...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2015

Entertainment, fireworks set for Fourth Celebration

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Danville’s annual Fourth of July Celebration will feature the Patriot’s Challenge races, a pie baking contest, free entertainment, arts and crafts, amusement rides, food concessions and fireworks.

For early risers on Saturday, the Danville Regional Med...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2015

Mayor will not bring flag issue before City Council

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Danville Mayor Sherman Saunders announced Wednesday that he will not bring before City Council next week the issue of the Confederate flag flying on the grounds of the Sutherlin Mansion.

Saunders said he came to his decision following several discussio...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2015

Farmers' Market now open on Wednesday afternoons

Farmers' market logo

The Danville Farmers’ Market will open on Wednesday afternoons beginning this week, with locally grown fruits and vegetables, beef, pork, chicken, baked goods and handmade gifts available for purchase.

The afternoon hours are 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will...Read on...

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Posted on: June 30, 2015

City offices will close Friday to observe holiday

American flag

The Municipal Building and all other city of Danville administrative offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

The James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed on Friday. The public library w...Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2015

Danville Transit seeks input on proposed changes

Danville Transit buses

The City of Danville Transit System will hold public information meetings on Tuesday, June 30, at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the Ballou Park Senior Citizen Center.

The purpose of these meetings is to obtain public input on proposed afternoon service schedul...Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2015

UPDATE: Crews finish restoring power service

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Danville Utilities line crews have restored service to all customers who lost power during Thursday evening’s storms. These storms produced high winds that downed trees and lines, leaving 400 to 500 customers without power.

At 4 p.m., crews re-energize...Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2015

City, County to discuss resolution on permits

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Danville City Council and the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors will consider adopting a joint resolution in support of the Commonsense Permitting for Job Creation Act of 2013 when the two boards meet on Tuesday, June 30.

The two governing bodie...Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2015

Danville Utilities offers tips on conserving energy

Power and light graphic

With the arrival of the first official day of summer and temperatures in the mid to upper 90s, Danville Utilities encourages customers to take some simple steps to stay comfortable in their home and keep energy costs in check.

Small conservation effort...Read on...

Posted on: June 19, 2015

Central Boulevard bridge repairs underway

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Repairs to Central Boulevard bridge over Sandy Creek began Friday and will continue over the next three to four months. The repairs will require alternating lane closures for both northbound and southbound travel.

Today, the contractor closed the south...Read on...

Posted on: June 19, 2015

Danville named Playful City for eighth year

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For the eighth consecutive year, Danville has earned the designation of Playful City USA and is one of only two communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia to receive the distinction.

The KaBOOM! Playful City USA program, sponsored by the Humana Founda...Read on...

Posted on: June 17, 2015

City manager notifies City Council of plans to retire

Joe King talks with citizen

Mayor Sherman Saunders announced Wednesday morning that City Manager Joe King has notified the City Council of his intent to retire on Nov. 30.

King, who will turn age 65 in November, presented his retirement notification letter during a closed meeting...Read on...

Posted on: June 17, 2015

City Council adopts budget on unanimous vote

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Danville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to adopt a budget that maintains municipal services and programs at current levels, with no increases in real estate, meals and lodging taxes.

Wastewater rates will increase by 3.5 percent, with th...Read on...

Posted on: June 16, 2015

City closes bridge lane for pedestrian trail project

Photo of new traffic signs at MLK Memorial Bridge

The City of Danville today closed the right northbound lane of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge to allow for the start of construction on the bridge pedestrian trail that will span the river.

Converting the bridge lane to a pedestrian trail w...Read on...

Posted on: June 16, 2015

Danville boosts carbon dose in water treatment

Water treatment plant file photo

Water plant operators today began feeding a higher dosage of activated carbon in the treatment process after detecting a slight elevation in odor at the city’s raw water intake.

Jason Grey, interim director of utilities, said Tuesday that the higher do...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2015

Free concert Thursday will feature blues music

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Danville Parks and Recreation’s Music on Main concert series, presented by Danville Regional Medical Center, will continue in the River District at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, with cool jams by Lawyers, Guns and Money.

This band from Greensboro, N....Read on...

Posted on: June 9, 2015

Coffee shop wins contest for Craghead Street space

John Hale, co-owner of Brewed Awakening

The development team of Danville River District Lofts and the Danville Office of Economic Development today announced the winners of the contest at 610 Craghead St. This contest was established to fill the commercial area of The Continental – a 40 two-bed...Read on...

Posted on: June 9, 2015

Planning board Oks plans for Wal-Mart gas station

Nor-Dan Shopping Center site plan

(Posted Tuesday, June 9) The Planning Commission has recommended that Wal-Mart be allowed to operate a gas station at Nor-Dan Shopping Center. If approved next month by City Council, Wal-Mart will proceed with its grocery store project at the center.

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Posted on: June 8, 2015

Free outdoor movie series will kick off with ‘Frozen’

Big outdoor movie screen

Danville Parks and Recreation’s Movies in the Park Series will get under way at 9 p.m. on Friday, June 12, at Ballou Park, with the Disney animated film “Frozen.”

In case of rain, the movie will be relocated to Coates Recreation Center on Westover Driv...Read on...


Danville, VA Police Activity Report

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Posted on: January 22, 2013

(IBR) Incident Based Reporting

What is Incident Based Reporting? The NIBRS is an incident-based reporting system in which agencies collect data on each single crime occurrence.The information supplied is compiled from the incidents reported to the Danville Police Department in the pri...Read on...

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Posted on: June 30, 2015

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
Posted on: June 30, 2015

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 l...Read on...

Warrant list in PDF format
Posted on: June 30, 2015

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
Posted on: June 30, 2015

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 Department Media Releases

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Posted on: June 30, 2015

Counterfeit Currency

Twenty Dollar Bill

The Danville Police Department is currently investigating reports of counterfeit currency being passed within the City of Danville. The bills are being passed to numerous stores by unknown persons. Currently a variety of counterfeit bills have been passe...Read on...

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Posted on: June 23, 2015

Traffic Safety Awards Ceremony

On Wednesday June 24, 2015, Danville Police Chief Philip Broadfoot will present Saved By The Belt Awards to area motorist who were properly belted during motor vehicle crashes which occurred in the City of Danville. The details of the crashes and recipien...Read on...

Posted on: June 13, 2015

06-13-15 Homicide

The Danville Police Department is investigating an early morning shooting that left one man dead and two others injured.

At approximately 2:58 am this morning Police responded to the 400 block of Van Buren St. for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival ...Read on...

Posted on: June 10, 2015

6-10-2015 Two Injured in Industrial Accident

Shortly after 9 am this morning Police,Fire and Rescue units responded to a possible electrocution at a work site in the 200 block of Kentuck Rd. A boom lift operator and his coworker accidentally came into contact with live electrical power lines. Both ...Read on...

Posted on: June 9, 2015

06-10-15 Murder Arrest

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A man has been charged in the connection with the shooting death of Bennie Wesley Sigmon last week.

Yesterday evening, Danville Police arrested Evin Javahn Shaw, age 18, of Danville. He is charged with 1st Degree Murder. He was taken into custody with...Read on...

Posted on: June 4, 2015

06-04-15 Shooting Victim Identified.

The victim from this mornings shooting has been identified.

The reported shooting victim at a home in the 2000 block of Rocklawn Place this morning was pronounced dead at 6:53am at the Danville Regional Medical Center. The victim has been identified as...Read on...

Posted on: June 4, 2015

06-04-15 Shooting

On 6-4-15 at 420AM police units responded to Rocklawn Place in reference to a subject being shot.

Upon arrival units found a 48 year old Danville man shot in the driveway of his residence. It was reported to police that the man went outside to confron...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2015

06-01-15 Missing Adult Update

Missing adult has been located. Missing adult Lydia Bowers has been located in Lynchburg Virginia by family members.

Posted on: June 1, 2015

06-01-15 Missing Adult

Lydia Bowers

The Danville Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating a woman who has been missing since 4pm on 05-31-15.

Lydia Ellen Bowers, age 22, was reported as missing from the residence in the 200 block of Nelson Ave. by family me...Read on...

Posted on: May 29, 2015

05-29-15 Larceny from Vehicles

The Danville Police Department is currently investigating numerous incidents of larcenies from vehicles which occurred during the overnight hours on 05-28-15 and the early morning hours of 05-29-15. The majority of the thefts occurred in the Kemper Road a...Read on...

Posted on: May 18, 2015

05-18-15 Runaway Juvenile

Rodneeka Valentine

On 05-16-15 the Danville Police Department took a report of a juvenile who ran away from the residence of a relative in the 400 block of Stephens St.

Rodneeka Taviona Valentine 11 years of age was reported as a runaway from a family members residence...Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2015

05-13-15 Breaking and Entering Arrest.

Coleman Jimmy Phelps Jr.

On 05-12-15 at approximately 1:19 am, officers responded to the 100 block of Riverview Ave. in reference to a B&E, assault and abduction.

The victim reported that he and his female friend were inside when the suspect kicked in the back door of the ...Read on...

Posted on: May 8, 2015

05-08-15 Runaway Juvenile Returned.

Runaway juvenile Ti'ron Sayid Chaney has been located and returned to his mother.

Ti'ron was located today near the 100 block of Melrose Dr. uninjured and wearing the same clothing he was reported to be wearing when he ran away yesterday...Read on...

Posted on: May 8, 2015

05-08-15 Runaway Juvenile.

Ti'ron Sayid Chaney

At approximately 7:08pm on 05-07-15 the Danville Police Department responded to the 200 Block of Timberlake Rd. in reference to a runaway juvenile.

Ti’ron Sayid Chaney 10 years of age was reported as a runaway from his residence in the 200 block of Ti...Read on...

Posted on: May 4, 2015

05-02-15 Escapee from Southern Virginia Mental Health

Tyler Lee Ingram

Danville Police responded to 142 S. Main Street at 1:45 a.m. in regard to an
escaped Southern Virginia Mental Health Patient who had been brought in fortreatment.

Tyler Lee Ingram, white male, 5’10”, brown Hair, blue eyes, was brought into
the DRMC...Read on...

Posted on: May 1, 2015

05-01-15 Purse Snatching

At 10:58 am today Danville Police responded to a report of a purse snatching near the intersection of Richmond Blvd. and Girard St.

A 58 year old female Danville resident reported to police that she was walking south on Richmond Blvd. near Girard St. ...Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2015

04-29-15 Grand Larceny Arrest

Sean Kenneth Carlsen

A City of Danville Utilities employee was indicted Monday for grand larceny.

Sean Kenneth Carlsen, age 44 , of Chatham was arrested yesterday and served with two counts of grand larceny.

These charges stem from improper overtime submissions that ...Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2015

04-29-15 Murder Arrest

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A second person has been indicted and arrested in connection with the 09-30-13 Homicide of Gilmore Cowan.

On 04-28-15 Brandon Ellis Milam, age 28, of Danville was arrested on indictments issued by a Danville Grand Jury for the 09-30-13 homicide of Cowa...Read on...

Posted on: April 28, 2015

04-28-15 Robbery and Sexual Battery Arrest

Jeremy Cadarrell Saunders

A Danville Man has been arrested for the reported robbery and sexual battery which occurred at the Salvation Army on February 25th 2015.

See Danville Police media release posted 02-25-15.

Jeremy Cadarrell Saunders, a 27 year old Danville resident, ...Read on...

Posted on: April 23, 2015

04-22-15 Robbery

CVS Robbery Suspect

At 8:46 PM, Danville Police responded to a reported robbery at CVS 1425 South Boston Road. An employee advised a white male, approximately 5’11” weighing 225 pounds wearing khaki pants and a blue and white flannel shirt entered the store and demanded merc...Read on...

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
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
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...

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...


Utilities

3 Stories
Posted on: July 6, 2015

Crews finish restoring power service after storms

Power and light graphic

UPDATE POSTED AT 4 P.M.: Line crews have restored service to all customers who lost power during the weekend storms. These storms produced heavy rain and high wind that downed trees and power lines, leaving hundreds of customers without power.

Service ...Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2015

Danville Utilities offers tips on conserving energy

Power and light graphic

With the arrival of the first official day of summer and temperatures in the mid to upper 90s, Danville Utilities encourages customers to take some simple steps to stay comfortable in their home and keep energy costs in check.

Small conservation effort...Read on...

Posted on: June 16, 2015

Danville boosts carbon dose in water treatment

Water treatment plant file photo

Water plant operators today began feeding a higher dosage of activated carbon in the treatment process after detecting a slight elevation in odor at the city’s raw water intake.

Jason Grey, interim director of utilities, said Tuesday that the higher do...Read on...