Posted on: August 7, 2016

Vehicle Crashes Involving Store Fronts

At 1:31 pm this afternoon the Danville Fire Department arrived at Hilltop Exxon on Piney Forest Road and found that a SUV had struck the front of the building. The vehicle had backed away from the building approximately 10'. The driver and occupants of th...Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2016

Trash fire inside a house

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 440 Avondale Drive this evening at 5:15pm. Crews arrived at 5:18pm and found light smoke coming from a medium sized two story house. Upon entering the structure, they encountered a s...Read on...

Posted on: July 30, 2016

Structure at 374 Chatelaine Ave.

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 374 Chatelaine Avenue at 8 pm tonight. Upon arrival units found a duplex heavily involved in fire at the rear of the structure. Units made an aggressive interior attack and and the f...Read on...


Posted on: August 24, 2016

City to lower water level Tuesday to inspect dam

Schoolfield Dam

Danville Utilities and STS Hydro will be lowering the water level behind the Schoolfield Dam on Tuesday, Aug. 30, to allow for inspection of the dam structure below the normal water level.

A visual inspection is conducted periodically to make sure ther...Read on...

Posted on: August 23, 2016

Governor set to come to Danville next month

Governor speaking Sept. 9, 2015, at ag conference

Gov. Terry McAuliffe will be in Danville on Thursday, Sept. 8, to make an economic development announcement. The governor will speak at 1 p.m. at the Charles Hawkins Building, which is located at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research.

The e...Read on...

Posted on: August 23, 2016

Free, outdoor movie series concludes Saturday

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Parks and Recreation’s Summer Movie Series will conclude at 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26, with the fantasy action film “Pokemon: The First Movie.” The movie is free and will play outside on a 20-foot screen that will be set up in the public parking lot on Ma...Read on...

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Posted on: August 23, 2016

Southern Power targets Berry Hill industrial site

Berry Hill Industrial Park map

Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power is in the preliminary phase of developing land for a natural gas generating facility in Pittsylvania County, located in southern Virginia.

As part of Southern Power's strategic plan to secure potential generat...Read on...

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Posted on: August 19, 2016

City Council hears first report on GW stadium

Municipal Building

City Council on Tuesday received a preliminary report that outlined three plans for renovating the 45-year-old J.T. Christopher Stadium. Consultants are recommending an option that would include a new track and an artificial turf.

In addition to a new ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

The Launch Place makes 10th startup investment

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The Launch Place announced Wednesday that it is investing $50,000 in CAARMO, to further validate market demand. Upon validation, CAARMO will have the opportunity to receive additional investment of $200,000 once milestones are achieved.

CAARMO offers...Read on...

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

Free, outdoor movie series continues Saturday

Summer Movie Series logo

Parks and Recreation’s Summer Movie Series will continue at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the outdoor stage in Ballou Park with the 2015 Disney Pixar animated comedy-adventure film “Inside Out.”

The film is set in the mind of a young girl named Riley...Read on...

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Posted on: August 17, 2016

Music series concludes with back-to-school bash

Music on Main logo

Danville Parks and Recreation’s music series Music on Main will wrap up on Thursday, Aug. 18, with a back to school bash including a band, a jump rope record holder, face painting and a 30-foot-tall waterslide.

The free event will be held at the Main S...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2016

City sets up ‘Safe Exchange Zone’ for citizens

Safe Exchange Zone sign

The City of Danville has created a “Safe Exchange Zone” for use by citizens who are meeting to complete an online or phone transaction, or even for couples who are involved in custody agreements and want a public place to pick up their children.

The zo...Read on...

River City TV story on "Safe Exchange Zone".
Posted on: August 10, 2016

Danville Utilities issues peak power alert

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Danville Utilities is requesting that its electric customers conserve power today, Thursday and Friday from 1 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 ...Read on...

Posted on: August 9, 2016

City sets up barricades on Riverwalk Trail section

Photo of shoulder collapse on Riverwalk Trail

Riverwalk Trail users, be advised that a section of the Riverwalk has been closed and barricade due to a collapse of the shoulder adjacent to the pavement.

The section is located behind the Public Works facility, downstream from the restrooms. Users c...Read on...

Posted on: August 9, 2016

Music series concludes with back-to-school bash

Music on Main logo

Danville Parks and Recreation’s music series Music on Main will wrap up on Thursday, Aug. 18, with a back to school bash including a band, a jump rope record holder, face painting and a 30-foot-tall waterslide.

The free event will be held at the Main S...Read on...

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Posted on: August 5, 2016

City Council OKs permit for coffee, wine bar

City Council chambers

City Council voted Thursday night to grant a special use permit for two Danville entrepreneurs to operate a restaurant in the former automobile repair and gas station at 1009 Main St., which is adjacent the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History.

Ric...Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2016

Major agency upgrades Danville’s bond rating

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Moody’s Investor Services announced this week that it has upgraded the City of Danville’s bond rating. With the higher score, the City now has higher tier ratings from all three major credit rating agencies.

Moody’s raised the City’s score from “A1” to...Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2016

Farmers’ market will hold cooking demo Saturday

Farmers' Market logo

The Danville Farmers’ Market will feature a cooking demonstration by Alani Adkins ofVirginia Cooperative Extension on Saturday, Aug. 6. The demonstration kicks off National Farmers’ Week.

The event begins at 8 a.m. It is free and open to the public.
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Posted on: August 1, 2016

Tickets available for Jake Owen concert Saturday

Jake Owen photo

Tickets remain available for Danville Harvest Jubilee’s concert featuring RCA Nashville recording artist Jake Owen. He will perform live at the Carrington Pavilion on Saturday, Aug. 6.

The concert is part the Summer Concert Series. Gates open at 6 p.m....Read on...

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Posted on: August 1, 2016

Outdoor summer concert series continues Friday

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Danville Harvest Jubilee will continue its River District Fridays music series on Friday, July 1, with the band Funky Bone playing funk rock music.

The series, formerly known as Fridays at the Crossing, will take place in the Community Market parking l...Read on...

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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: August 23, 2016

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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Posted on: August 23, 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...

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Posted on: August 23, 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: August 23, 2016

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 24, 2016

08-24-16 Robbery Suspect Arrested

A man wanted in connection with a robbery has been arrested in North Carolina.

Dwayne Reed Brooks was arrested yesterday in Alamance County, NC. He is currently being held in the Alamance County Detention Center under a $500,000 secured bond.

From ...Read on...

Posted on: August 21, 2016

08-21-16 Homicide

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

At approximately 10:27 pm yesterday Danville Police responded to the area of North Hills Ct. for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, they discovered a male ...Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2016

08-19-16 Robbery Arrest

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A man was arrested in connection with a robbery that occurred late Wednesday evening.

Charges have been brought against Mustafa Abdurrahman Manigo, age 20, of Danville in connection with the robbery that occurred at the E-Z Stop Market #2 on Memorial ...Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2016

08-19-16 Robbery Suspect Wanted

Charges have been brought in a robbery that occurred last weekend.

Warrants are on file for Dwayne Reed Brooks, age 50, in connection with the robbery that occurred at Hardee's on West Main St. last Saturday. Brooks is charged with the following offen...Dwayne Reed Brooks

Dwayne Reed Brooks
Posted on: August 18, 2016

08-18-16 Robbery

On 08-17-2016 at approximately 11:28PM, the clerk at the E-Z Stop Market #2, 545 Memorial Drive, reported that a black male with a cloth covering his face, wearing large reading glasses, black pants, no shirt, black or navy blue hat and gloves, produced ...Read on...

Posted on: August 17, 2016

08-17-16 Police Standoff Ends In Suicide

Today at approximately 2:24pm while at the intersection of Church St. and Keen St. a Danville Police officer observed a person he knew had an outstanding warrant for domestic assault and battery. The officer approached the person identified as 40 year old...Read on...

Posted on: August 15, 2016

08-15-16 Shooting Death Update

The investigation into the shooting death of a juvenile on Saturday is continuing.

The victim, a 3 year old Danville resident, was taken the Office of the Medical Examiner for further investigation.

Initial indications are that the child died from...Read on...

Posted on: August 15, 2016

08-13-16 Shooting

On 08-13-2016 at approx. 4:30 pm, Danville Police Department responded to the 800 block of Edmonds Street reference to someone being shot.

Upon arrival, officers found a male juvenile suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the upper bod...Read on...

Posted on: August 15, 2016

08-07-16 Motor Vehicle Crash

At approximately 4:30 PM Police, Fire, and Rescue personnel responded to 1510
North Main Street, George’s Market for a report of a single vehicle crash anddiscovered a vehicle had crashed into the store.

The investigation revealed a black 2001 BMW w...Read on...

Posted on: August 15, 2016

08-07-16 Motor Vehicle Crash

At approximately 1:45 PM Police, Fire, and Rescue personnel responded to 730
Piney Forest Road, the Hilltop Exxon for a report of a single vehicle crash anddiscovered a vehicle had crashed into the business.

The investigation revealed a 1996 Chevrol...Read on...

Posted on: August 15, 2016

08-07-16 Vandalism

At approximately 7:45AM Danville Police responded to the 100 block of
River Oak Boulevard in reference to a vandalism call. Someone spray paintedobscene language on the building and the gymnasium. At this time there
are no suspects and the Danville Po...Read on...

Posted on: August 15, 2016

08-07-16 Shooting

On 08-07-2016 at approx. 3:27 am, Danville Police Department responded to the 300 block of College Park reference to someone being shot.

Upon arrival, officers found a 22 year old Danville male suffering
from gunshot wounds. The victim was transporte...Read on...

Posted on: August 15, 2016

08-06-16 Vandalism

On 8-6-2016 at approximately 6:50AM Danville Police responded to the 1100 block of Franklin Tpke in reference to vandalism. Someone spray painted obscene language on the front of the building and several adjacent houses. Several windows were also broke...Read on...

Posted on: August 2, 2016

Danville Homicide Suspect killed in South Carolina, Homicide Victim identified.

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On Sunday evening officers responded to 23 Elizabeth St and found Melvin Eugene Powell age 80, of Danville, deceased with visible signs of violent injury. The suspect, Richard Lance London age 22 had already fled in a vehicle taken from the the scene. H...Read more »

Posted on: August 1, 2016

08-01-16 Homicide

On 07-31-16 at approximately 5:14 pm, police responded to 23 Elizabeth St. in reference to a shooting. Once on scene, officers located a deceased white male inside the home. Next of kin have not been notified so the victim's name will not be released at...Read on...

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 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: 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: August 10, 2016

Danville Utilities issues peak power alert

Danville Utilities sign

Danville Utilities is requesting that its electric customers conserve power today, Thursday and Friday from 1 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 ...Read on...