Posted on: July 22, 2016

City arranges for cooling shelters to be available

Heat graphic with thermometer

The City of Danville has arranged for cooling shelters to be available this weekend due to expected hot and humid conditions. If you need shelter, call the non-emergency number of the city's Emergency Communications Center. The number is 434-799-5111.

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Posted on: July 21, 2016

Arnett Blvd. Apartment Fire

At 4:43 this afternoon the Danville Fire Department was dispatched to an apartment on fire at 642 Arnett Blvd. First arriving units reported smoke and fire showing from second story apartment 9B. The occupants were outside and advised no one was in the ap...Read on...

Posted on: July 13, 2016

Danville Fire Department responds to residential structure fire at 1325 Glenn St

The Danville Fire Department responded with three engines, one ladder truck a chief officer and one support unit to residential structure fire at 1327 Glenn St. Upon arrival units found a residential structure with moderate smoke coming from the basement....Read on...

Posted on: July 11, 2016

Danville Fire Department Donates Water

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Today the employees of the Danville Fire Department donated more than $600.00 worth of water to God'S Pit Crew of Danville . God’s Pit Crew goes beyond the call of duty to help families and communities throughout the nation in times of crisis; and the F...Read on...

Posted on: July 5, 2016

House fire on Benefield Street

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 129 Benefield Street this evening at 7:39pm. Crews arrived at 7:43pm and found light smoke coming from the rear of a small one story residential house. Crews pulled an attack line, a...Read on...

Posted on: July 5, 2016

Propane leak

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported propane leak outside at 325 Westover Drive this afternoon at 3:04 pm. Crews arrived at 3:08 pm and found a medium sized cloud of propane gas coming from a 500 gallon propane tank beside this address. Th...Read on...

Posted on: July 3, 2016

Roof Collapse and Natural Gas Leak at 265 Corning Dr

Sunday July 3, 2016, at 10:52am , the Danville Fire Department responded to a reported roof collapse and gas leak involving the building at 265 Corning Dr. On scene, Danville Fire Department personnel were informed by a building representative, he found t...Read on...

Posted on: July 2, 2016

Fire at Danville House - 600 Main St.

The Danville Fire Department was dispatched to a fire alarm at 600 Main Street (Danville House). While the initial units were responding, the call was upgraded to a structure fire on the eighth floor. Engine 1 arrived at the eighth floor and found apartme...Read on...


Posted on: July 26, 2016

Smith remains chairman of Utility Commission

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(Posted Tuesday, July 26) The Danville Utility Commission on Monday chose Philip Smith as its chairman and Bill Donohue as its vice chairman for a second consecutive one-year term. The commission serves as an advisory board to City Council on rates.

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Posted on: July 26, 2016

Danville Utilities issues fourth peak power alert

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Danville Utilities is requesting that its electric customers conserve power today, Wednesday and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. because of a peak alert issued by its wholesale power supplier. Peak alerts are issued when it is anticipated that the demand f...Read on...

Posted on: July 25, 2016

City reopens Riverside Drive following reconstruction

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The City of Danville today reopened the two eastbound lanes of Riverside Drive from the bridge over the Sandy River in front of the Danville Plaza shopping center to the bridge over Sandy Creek.

All major traffic movements to the shopping center have b...Read on...

Posted on: July 23, 2016

Free, outdoor movie series continues Friday

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Parks and Recreation’s Summer Movie Series will continue at 9 p.m. on Friday, July 29 at Carrington Pavilion with the 2013 American 3D computer animated, musical fantasy-comedy film “Frozen.”

The film features the voices of Kristen Bell as Anna and Idi...Read on...

Posted on: July 22, 2016

Danville Police launch ‘hot cars kill’ campaign

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Danville Police has launched a "hot cars kill" campaign to remind citizens not to leave loved ones in potentially deadly temperatures.

The campaign opens as the city experiences one of the hottest weeks this summer. Police say they hope if people see j...Read on...

Posted on: July 22, 2016

City arranges for cooling shelters to be available

Heat graphic with thermometer

The City of Danville has arranged for cooling shelters to be available this weekend due to expected hot and humid conditions. If you need shelter, call the non-emergency number of the city's Emergency Communications Center. The number is 434-799-5111.

...Read on...

Posted on: July 21, 2016

Danville Utilities issues third peak power alert

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Danville Utilities is requesting that its electric customers conserve power today, Friday and Monday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. because of a peak alert issued by its wholesale power supplier. Peak alerts are issued when it is anticipated that the demand for el...Read on...

Posted on: July 20, 2016

City Council authorizes $8.6M in bond financing

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City Council voted Tuesday night to authorize bond financing for nearly $3.8 million in school capital projects, $2.9 million in general city government projects, and $1.5 million in electric system projects.

The list of school projects includes $1.6 m...Read on...

Posted on: July 19, 2016

Free concert Thursday will feature salsa, Latin jazz

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Danville Parks and Recreation’s Music on Main concert series will continue in the River District at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, with the classic salsa and Latin jazz of West End Mambo.

Formed in 1999, West End Mambo is comprised of musicians from N...Read on...

Posted on: July 18, 2016

City schedules inspection of Schoolfield Dam

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A diving crew will be on the Dan River Tuesday and Wednesday, July 19-20, to conduct a routine inspection of the Schoolfield Dam. This inspection will not affect boating and recreational activities.

Danville Utilities has contracted with Marine Solutio...Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2016

Danville receives Virginia Main Street Merit award

(left to right) Jeff Sadler, Ernecia Coles and Bill Shelton with award

On behalf of the City of Danville, the River District Association was presented this week with a Virginia Main Street Merit Award for Best Downtown Public Improvement Project at the Virginia Main Street Downtown Intersections Conference in Staunton.

Th...Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2016

Middle Border Forward opens in new space

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Danville city leaders joined other area leaders and citizens Thursday afternoon in celebrating the grand opening of Middle Border Forward’s new office in the Pace on Main building at 326 Main St.

Middle Border Forward began three years ago by the Danvi...Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2016

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

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City Council will meet Tuesday, July 19, 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 i...Read on...

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Posted on: July 15, 2016

Free, outdoor movie series continues Saturday

Summer Movie Series

Parks and Recreation’s Summer Movie Series will continue at 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 16 at Legion Field, home of the Danville Braves, with the 1989 American fantasy-drama film “Field of Dreams.”

The film stars Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jon...Read on...

Posted on: July 14, 2016

Jam on the Dan will feature tribute bands

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Music lovers can rock on the river Saturday, July 16, when Danville Harvest Jubilee’s Jam on the Dan returns to the Carrington Pavilion.

This year’s tribute show will feature Head Games, A Tribute to Foreigner; Hysteria, a Greatest Hits Tribute to Def ...Read on...

Posted on: July 12, 2016

City asks power customers to conserve this week

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Danville Utilities is requesting that its electric customers conserve power Wednesday and Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. because of a peak alert issued by its wholesale power supplier. Peak alerts are issued when it is anticipated that the demand for ele...Read on...

Posted on: July 12, 2016

British company chooses Danville for operation

Overfinch vehicle

Overfinch North America, British-owned enhancer of luxury 4x4 Range Rover vehicles, announced plans today to locate its engineering and production facility to 500 Stinson Drive in Danville.

This 15,600 square-foot facility, located in the Cyber Park, w...Read on...

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Posted on: July 11, 2016

Fire Department donates water to God's Pit Crew

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Employees of the Danville Fire Department on Monday donated more than $600 worth of water to God's Pit Crew of Danville .

"God’s Pit Crew goes beyond the call of duty to help families and communities throughout the nation in times of crisis; and the Fi...Read on...

Photo - Firefighters donate deliver donated water
Posted on: July 10, 2016

City seeks input for Schoolfield redevelopment

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The City of Danville invites residents in the Schoolfield Village community to attend a cookout that will serve as a kickoff event for redevelopment efforts in the community.

The cookout will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, at Hy...Read on...

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Posted on: July 8, 2016

City marks completion of trail extension over bridge

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Danville officials on Thursday officially marked the opening of the Riverwalk Trail extension over the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge. The extension was built to connect the north and south banks of the Riverwalk Trail.

To mark the opening, a c...Read on...

Posted on: July 6, 2016

City asks power customers to conserve this week

Danville Utilities sign

Danville Utilities is requesting that its electric customers conserve power today, Thursday and Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. because of a peak alert issued by its wholesale power supplier. Peak alerts are issued when it is anticipated that the system-wide...Read on...


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: July 26, 2016

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: July 26, 2016

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: July 26, 2016

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: July 26, 2016

Arrest Photos

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

Arrest Photos in PDF format

Posted on: July 25, 2016

07-25-16 Shooting

A Danville man is in stable condition following a shooting that occurred late yesterday.

Shortly after 11:00 pm yesterday evening, Danville Police responded to the 500 block of Henry St. for a report of a man being shot. Upon arrival they located a 23...Read on...

Posted on: July 21, 2016

07-21-16 Robbery

On 7-20-16 at approximately 10:52pm Danville Police responded to the 1400 Block of North Main Street in reference to a robbery.

A 19 year old Danville City resident advised two black males approached him
on foot and robbed him. Suspect one was wearin...Read on...

Posted on: July 20, 2016

07-20-16 Homicide Arrests

Two men have been arrested in connection to a homicide that occurred this past weekend.

Today warrants were obtained and served on Jahiza Shamori Jones, age 23, and Marteno Manuel Holmes, age 24. Both are Danville residents. They are charged with one ...Read on...

Posted on: July 16, 2016

07-16-16 Homicide

The Danville Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred this morning.

At approximately 9:15 am today Danville Police responded to the area of White St. and Swanson St. for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, they discovered a male ...Read on...

Posted on: June 28, 2016

06-28-16 Homicide Arrest

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A Danville man has been arrested for the 12-11-15 Homicide of 26 year old Terquise Lamont Smith.

See Danville Police Department media release dated 12-11-15:

This morning at approximately 3:03 am the Danville Police Department responded to the 600 b...Read on...

Posted on: June 16, 2016

06-16-16 Unattended Death

Early Sunday morning the Danville Police Department responded to Schoolfield Dr. for a report of what appeared to be infant remains in a duffel bag. The Danville Police Department investigates every unattended death as a homicide until facts and circumsta...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2016

06-15-16 Home Invasion

On 6-11-16 at approximately 12:07am officers and rescue personnel were dispatched to the 200 block of Shamrock Drive in reference to a home invasion and assault.
Officers found a male inside of the residence suffering from lacerations to his head. The...Pitts Bennett

Pitts Bennett
Posted on: June 9, 2016

06-09-16 Shooting victim identified.

The shooting victim from a Danville Police Department media release dated 06-03-16 has died.

Danville resident, Alex Day 49 years of age was the subject reported shot in the 300 block of Chatelaine Avenue on 6-3-16.

See Danville Police Department ...Read on...

Posted on: June 9, 2016

06-03-16 Shooting

On 06-03-16 at approximately 9:50 pm, Danville Police Department responded to the 300 block of Chatelaine Avenue in reference to someone being shot. Upon arrival, officers found a 49 year old Danville male suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was t...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2016

06-01-16 Attempted Robbery Arrests

Two men have been arrested for an attempted robbery reported earlier this morning.

This morning at approximately 1:50am Danville Police responded to the Hill Top Exxon located at 730 Piney Forest Road for a reported attempted robbery. See Danville Pol...Martin Anderson

Martin Anderson
Posted on: June 1, 2016

06-01-16 Attempted Robbery

On 06-01-16 at approximately 1:47 am, the clerk at the Hill Top Exxon, 730 Piney Forest Road, had locked the door to the business while he took the trash to the dumpster behind the business.

As he rounded the corner of the store, he was approached by ...Read on...

Posted on: May 31, 2016

05-31-16 Breaking and Entering Arrest

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On 05-30-16 at approximately 3:10am, officers noticed a door ajar at the construction site of the Walmart Neighborhood Market, 211 Nor Dan Drive.

A U-Haul truck containing cut copper pipe was located in the area and inside the building, cut copper p...Read on...

Posted on: May 9, 2016

05-09-16 Juvenile Curfew Reminder

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The Danville Police Department would like to remind citizens about the juvenile curfew ordinance.

With summer approaching and the end of the school year nearing, the Danville Police Department is reminding citizens about curfew for juvenil...Read on...

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Posted on: May 8, 2016

05-08-16 Homicide

The Danville Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred yesterday evening.

At approximately 8:13 pm yesterday, Danville Police responded to the area of Chatham Ave. for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, they discovered a male suff...Read on...

Posted on: May 4, 2016

05-04-16 Homicide

The Danville Police Department is investigating a shooting incident yesterday evening as a double homicide.

At approximately 9:09 pm yesterday, Danville Police responded to the 300 block of Hughes St. for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival they disc...Read on...

Posted on: April 28, 2016

04-29-16 Homicide Arrest

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A man is in custody in connection with a homicide earlier this month.

Wednesday, a grand jury issued indictments against Sean James Ballard, age 21, of Danville. These charges are in relation to the shooting of Jomalcom Ali Daniels on 4-11-16. Daniels ...Read on...

Posted on: April 26, 2016

04-26-16 Homicide Charges

Three men and a woman have been charged in connection to a homicide in February.

Yesterday a grand jury issued indictments against the following individuals in connection with the shooting death of Devontaye Jermaine Johnson.

Andreus Dewayne Royal, ...Royal Hairston McGuire Merricks

Royal Hairston McGuire Merricks
Posted on: April 26, 2016

04-26-16 Shooting

A newspaper delivery man was injured in a shooting early this morning.

At approximately 2:41 am this morning units responded to the area of Berryman Ave. for a report of shots fired. While checking the area, they located a 67-year-old man from Dry For...Read on...

Posted on: April 26, 2016

04-25-16 Shooting

Danville Police responded to a call of a person being shot in the 200 block of
College Park Drive this evening.

At approximately 7:43 P.M. Danville Police responded to the 200 block ofCollege Park Drive in regards to a call of a person being shot. R...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...


Posted on: July 26, 2016

Danville Utilities issues fourth peak power alert

Danville Utilities logo

Danville Utilities is requesting that its electric customers conserve power today, Wednesday and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. because of a peak alert issued by its wholesale power supplier. Peak alerts are issued when it is anticipated that the demand f...Read on...