Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

2 Stories
Posted on: April 15, 2015

House fire at 46 Baltimore Avenue

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 46 Baltimore Avenue at 4:45 pm this afternoon. Crews arrived on scene at 4:48 pm and found light smoke coming from the front door of a one story residential house. Crews circled the ho...Read on...

Posted on: April 11, 2015

House fire at 817 Noble avenue

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 817 Noble Ave at 5:39pm this evening. Crews arrived on scene at 5:44pm and found heavy fire and smoke coming from the windows of the first floor kitchen of a two story residential hous...Read on...


Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

24 Stories
Posted on: May 1, 2015

Danville unveils new brand for the River District: ‘Reimagine That’

River District brand logo on water tower

Danville’s River District, which today boasts a new look and vibe thanks to added amenities and a repurposing of buildings, introduced a new brand Friday to capture the spirit of the changes taking place and to send a clear message within and outside the ...Read on...

Posted on: May 1, 2015

Update: Danville continues treating water with activated carbon

water treatment plant 313x170.jpg

UPDATE POSTED FRIDAY, MAY 1: Water plant operators continue to use activated carbon to treat drinking water, and the process will be ongoing until all customers receive water free of bad taste and odor.

Jason Grey, interim director of utilities, said F...Read on...

Posted on: May 1, 2015

Youth Council holds photography showcase, discussion at YMCA

Youth Council photography show

In what could be called the River City Youth Summit, members of Danville City Youth Council met with Danville City Council on Wednesday, April 29 at Danville Family YMCA for an informal question and answer session.

While most of the panel discussion re...Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2015

Storm drain installation underway on Lynn Street

Cosntruction graphic

Lynn Street from Newton Street to Colquhoun Street will be closed periodically to thru traffic through Friday, May 8, to allow for installation of a storm pipe, weather permitting.

This installation will take place daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Motori...Read on...

Posted on: April 27, 2015

Dueling pianos will take center stage at River District unveiling celebration

Dueling Pianos International photo

Now for something really different.

The River District has long served as the most important gathering place for entertainment in Danville, and over the years, it has hosted a variety of musical acts.

But this Friday marks something unusual with d...Read on...

Learn more about our entertainers....
Posted on: April 24, 2015

Danville plans fireworks show as part of River District brand unveiling

River District event promo

The City of Danville is preparing to introduce its new brand platform for the River District on Friday, May 1, with a community event that includes live entertainment, food, children’s activities and a fireworks show. Admission is free.

The event will ...Read on...

Posted on: April 24, 2015

Youth Council will hold photography showcase, discussion at YMCA

Youth Council logo

The Danville City Youth Council will hold a photography showcase and community panel discussion on Wednesday, April 29, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Danville YMCA, which is located at 215 Riverside Drive. The event is open to the public.

The Yout...Read on...

Posted on: April 24, 2015

City will hold another public hearing on Mount Cross Road widening

Mount Cross Road hearing in January

The City of Danville will hold another public hearing on Wednesday, April 29, regarding the location and design of proposed widening improvements to Mount Cross Road between Lowes Drive and the city limits.

The hearing will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m...Read on...

Posted on: April 22, 2015

Mayor declares month of May as ‘Make Danville Shine Month’

Make Danville Shine logo

Mayor Sherman Saunders on Tuesday officially declared the month of May as “Make Danville Shine Month.” The goal of the “Make Danville Shine” campaign is to encourage every citizen to focus on maintenance, upkeep and beautification of their property and to...Read on...

Posted on: April 22, 2015

Bon Jovi tribute band opens new concert series May 2

Slippery When Wet band photo

Danville Harvest Jubilee recently announced the creation of Covers at the Crossing, an all-new concert series. Slippery When Wet; the Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute Band will headline the first show on May 2 at the Carrington Pavilion with special guest Dirt R...Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2015

Committee recommends steps to improve electric services, help industrial users

Power and light graphic

A steering committee that has studied for seven months how best to cost effectively serve Danville’s electric customers voted Monday to recommend seven steps to improve electric utility services and address the concerns of industrial users.

The recomme...Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2015

Danville Utilities will hold Earth Day celebration Wednesday at Lowe’s

Homesave logo

Representatives from Danville Utilities’ Home$ave energy efficiency rebate program will be on location at Lowe’s Home Improvement, located at 280 Lowe’s Drive in Danville, on Wednesday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate Earth Day with energy e...Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2015

Sign installation will restrict travel Tuesday at Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge

Map of sign installation

On Tuesday, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the left southbound lane on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge will be restricted at the intersection of Riverside Drive to allow for installation of a gateway sign, weather permitting.

Motorists are urged to ...Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2015

Artists install their work on the new Danville Art Trail

Sharing A Story by artist Marie-Pierre Philippe-Lohezic

Installation of art pieces along the Danville Art Trail took place on Friday, with the day ending with a reception for the artists who created the pieces.

The seven pieces that make up the trail will be on display for 18 months. The pieces, artists and...Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2015

Storm drain installation begins Monday on Lynn Street

Under construction graphic

Beginning Monday, April 20, Lynn Street from Newton Street to Colquhoun Street will be closed to allow for installation of a storm drain, weather permitting.

This section of the street will be closed daily from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday, April...Read on...

Posted on: April 14, 2015

State agency test results remain inconclusive; no pesticides detected

Danville water treatment plant

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality said Tuesday that it has completed its analysis of raw water samples collected from the Dan River and tributaries, but the results remain inconclusive in determining the source of the odd taste and odor in ...Read on...

Posted on: April 14, 2015

Danville Art Trail installation scheduled for Friday

Ker-Plunk, a Danville Art Trail piece

Installation of the Danville Art Trail will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, with the first pieces being placed at 500 Main St. and the Crossing at the Dan.

The seven pieces that will make up the trail will be on display for 18 months. Locations include the Ma...Read on...

Posted on: April 13, 2015

River City TV airing meeting of electric utility study committee

River City TV logo

(Posted on Monday, April 13) River City TV will air Monday's meeting of the Electric Services Assessment Steering Committee. Air times are 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. River City TV is available on Comcast and Gamewood cable and rivercitytv...Read on...

Posted on: April 13, 2015

Committee discusses steps to improve electric services, help industrial users

Power and light photo

The steering committee that will make recommendations on how best to cost effectively serve Danville’s electric customers discussed on Monday a range of steps to improve electric utility services and address the concerns of industrial users.

The commit...Read on...

Posted on: April 10, 2015

Danville enhances online community crime mapping site

Crime map screenshot

The City of Danville has added new features to its online map detailing crime within the city, and for those using mobile devices, this map now offers a separate site dedicated for smart phones and tablets.

The interactive map pinpoints the location of...Read on...

Posted on: April 9, 2015

State agency reports initial test results inconclusive

Water treatment plant

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality said Thursday that initial test results of raw water samples collected from the Dan River and tributaries are inconclusive in determining the source of the odd taste and odor in the city’s drinking water.
...Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2015

Proposed budget maintains city services with no tax increases

City Council meeting photo

Municipal services and programs would remain at current levels with no increases in real estate, meals and lodging taxes as calculated in a proposed budget officially introduced Tuesday night by Danville City Council and City Manager Joe King.

The prop...Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2015

Music on Main concert series returns April 16

Music on Main logo

Danville Parks and Recreation’s Music on Main Concert Series, presented by Danville Regional Medical Center, will return to the River District at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 16 with Jus’ Cauz Bluegrass Band.

Jus’ Cauz, a Danville-based quintet, was n...Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2015

Wendell Scott Drive milling, paving begins Thursday

Under construction graphic

Beginning on Thursday, April 2, lane shifts will be in effect on Wendell Scott Drive from Arnett Boulevard to Piney Forest Road to allow for milling and paving of the street.

Milling will take place on Thursday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Pavin...Read on...


Danville, VA Police Activity Report

5 Stories
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...

Additional Info...
Posted on: April 28, 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: April 28, 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: April 28, 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: April 28, 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

17 Stories
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

BrandonEllisMilam.jpg

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: April 10, 2015

04-10-15 Juvenile Arrested for Aggravated Malicious Wounding

An arrest has been made for the 04-07-15 shooting of a 15 year old in the 100 block of Martha St. in the city of Danville. A 15 year old Danville resident has been charged and arrested for the following in connection with the shooting incident:

Aggrava...Read on...

Posted on: April 10, 2015

04-10-15 Homicide Suspect Arrested.

Travis Deshae Tarpley

A Danville man has been arrested in connection with the 03-13-15 homicide of 49 year old Lyndon Lee Johnson, which occurred on Myrtle Ave.

28 year old Travis Deshae Tarpley was arrested on 3-30-15 on Danville Indictments and warrants charging him with...Read on...

Posted on: April 8, 2015

04-08-15 Malicious Damage to Vehicles.

The Danville Police Department is currently investigating numerous incidents of malicious damage to vehicles which occurred during the the overnight hours on 04-07-15 and the early morning hours of 04-08-15. There have been in excess of 25 reports made to...Read on...

Posted on: March 17, 2015

03-17-15 Homicide/Arson victim now identified.

Christy Michelle Beskin

The victim from Sunday’s homicide and arson at 107 Wood Ave. has been identified as 50 year old Donna Gail Hiatt- Lanier of the residence. A joint investigation led by the Danville Police Department with assistance from the Danville Fire Department identi...Read on...

Posted on: March 13, 2015

03-13-15 Homicide

Travis DeShae Tarpley

At approximately 10:34 am Danville Police responded to a residence in the 1400 block of Myrtle Ave. for a report of a man who had been shot. Upon arrival they found a man suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. He was transported to Danville R...Read on...

Posted on: March 14, 2015

03-11-15 Burglary Arrest

Larry Wayne Burke

On March 10, 2015 at approximately 11:08 PM a Danville resident reported he was asleep when he was awakened by someone inside his residence. At that time a struggle ensued between the victim and another Danville resident. During the struggle the victim st...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2015

03-03-15 Murder Indictment

Michael James Gill Jr

A man was indicted yesterday in connection with the death of a child last November.

Yesterday, a grand jury issued indictments against Michael James Gill, Jr., age 28, of Danville. Gill was indicted for Felony Child Neglect and Felony Murder in connec...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

7 Stories
Posted on: May 1, 2015

Update: Danville continues treating water with activated carbon

water treatment plant 313x170.jpg

UPDATE POSTED FRIDAY, MAY 1: Water plant operators continue to use activated carbon to treat drinking water, and the process will be ongoing until all customers receive water free of bad taste and odor.

Jason Grey, interim director of utilities, said F...Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2015

Committee recommends steps to improve electric services, help industrial users

Power and light graphic

A steering committee that has studied for seven months how best to cost effectively serve Danville’s electric customers voted Monday to recommend seven steps to improve electric utility services and address the concerns of industrial users.

The recomme...Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2015

Danville Utilities will hold Earth Day celebration Wednesday at Lowe’s

Danville Utilities logo

Representatives from Danville Utilities’ Home$ave energy efficiency rebate program will be on location at Lowe’s Home Improvement, located at 280 Lowe’s Drive in Danville, on Wednesday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate Earth Day with energy e...Read on...

Posted on: April 14, 2015

State agency test results remain inconclusive; no pesticides detected

Danville water treatment plant

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality said Tuesday that it has completed its analysis of raw water samples collected from the Dan River and tributaries, but the results remain inconclusive in determining the source of the odd taste and odor in ...Read on...

Posted on: April 13, 2015

River City TV airing meeting of electric utility study committee

River City TV logo

(Posted on Monday, April 13) River City TV will air Monday's meeting of the Electric Services Assessment Steering Committee. Air times are 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. River City TV is available on Comcast and Gamewood cable and rivercitytv...Read on...

Posted on: April 13, 2015

Committee discusses steps to improve electric services, help industrial users

Danville Utilities logo

The steering committee that will make recommendations on how best to cost effectively serve Danville’s electric customers discussed on Monday a range of steps to improve electric utility services and address the concerns of industrial users.

The commit...Read on...

Posted on: April 9, 2015

State agency reports initial test results inconclusive

Water treatment plant

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality said Thursday that initial test results of raw water samples collected from the Dan River and tributaries are inconclusive in determining the source of the odd taste and odor in the city’s drinking water.
...Read on...