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Danville, VA Emergency Management Media Releases

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Posted on: September 1, 2014

Governor declares September as National Preparedness Month in Virginia

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Governor Terry McAuliffe has recognized September as National Preparedness Month in Virginia, calling on families, business owners and communities to take specific steps to be ready for emergencies.

“Most Virginians know... Read on...

Posted on: August 23, 2014

State officials urge citizens to register for Great SouthEast ShakeOut drill

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Many Virginians remember where they were and how they reacted Aug. 23, 2011, when an historic 5.8 earthquake centered in Louisa County knocked homes and buildings from foundations, destroyed schools and heavily damaged the... Read on...


Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

5 Stories
Posted on: September 14, 2014

Single Wide Mobile Home Destroyed by Fire

The Danville Fire Department was dispatched to 180 Liberty Bell Court Lot 20 for a structure fire on September 14th. Engine Six arrived at 7:08 pm and found a single wide mobile home heavily involved in fire. Due to the... Read on...

Posted on: September 13, 2014

Structure Fire 1255 Paxton Avenue

At 7:23 this morning the Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire located at 1255 Paxton Street. Three engines, one aerial apparatus, one safety unit, and one command vehicle responded to the incident... Read on...

Posted on: August 31, 2014

House fire at 323 East Thomas Street

At 15:03 hours this evening the Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire located at 323 East Thomas Street. Three engines, one aerial apparatus, one safety unit, and one command vehicle responded to... Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2014

House Fire at 116 Oakwood Place

At 11:48 this morning the Danville Fire Department responded to a reported house fire located at 116 Oakwood Place. The first arriving engine found heavy smoke coming from a two story home. The owner / occupant was at home... Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2014

The following is a news release regarding a gas explosion earlier this morning at an apartment build

An apartment building at 677 Arnett Blvd. was damaged early Saturday morning in a natural gas explosion that was caused when a vehicle struck the building and severed gas lines at the meters, creating a leak that filled the... Read on...


Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

16 Stories
Posted on: September 11, 2014

City dedicates new fire headquarters, remembers the fallen

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The city of Danville on Thursday dedicated its new fire headquarters building and 9-1-1 emergency communications center at 600 Lynn Street as state and local officials, firefighters and hundreds of friends gathered to also... Read on...

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Posted on: September 10, 2014

You spot it, we fix it: City launches ‘Fix It Danville’

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Is there a damaged curb in your neighborhood or a pothole that needs fixing? Now you can help report non-emergency problems such as these to the City of Danville using a free mobile app available for iPhones and Android... Read on...

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Posted on: September 9, 2014

City markets former Schoolfield mill site as "Dan River Technology Park"

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The former Dan River Mills' Schoolfield site has a new name: "Dan River Technology Park." The City of Danville chose the name in its pursuit of high-tech companies for the property.

The site has infrastructure... Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2014

City will hold citizen meeting Sept. 23 on Mount Cross Road widening project

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The City of Danville will hold a citizen information meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 23, regarding proposed widening improvements to Mount Cross Road between Lowes Drive and the city limits.

The meeting will be held from 4 p.m.... Read on...

Posted on: September 3, 2014

City Council declares two former schools as surplus property

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Danville City Council voted Tuesday night to declare the former W. Townes Lee Elementary School and a portion of the former Glenwood Elementary School as surplus property. In addition, City Council authorized city staff to... Read on...

Posted on: September 2, 2014

Danville Utilities now offering free gas pilot lighting service

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In preparation for the winter heating season, Danville Utilities will ignite natural gas furnace pilot lights free of charge for customers who call on or before Sept. 19 to schedule pilot lighting services.

To request... Read on...

Posted on: August 29, 2014

Inspection finds no problems at Schoolfield Dam

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Danville Utilities and STS Hydro officials found no problems during their inspection of the Schoolfield Dam. The water level at the dam was lowered about 15 feet Thursday, allowing them to inspect the wood and metal normally submerged behind the dam.

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Posted on: September 1, 2014

Governor declares September as National Preparedness Month in Virginia

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Governor Terry McAuliffe has recognized September as National Preparedness Month in Virginia, calling on families, business owners and communities to take specific steps to be ready for emergencies.

“Most Virginians know... Read on...

Posted on: August 29, 2014

New firm opens in River District

Solex Architecture formally opened its new office on Craghead Street on Thursday. Licensed in Virginia and North Carolina, Solex offers design services for all aspects of building. Solex is short for “solution exploration.”

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Posted on: August 28, 2014

Foundation provides grant to help students learn while serving community

The Danville Regional Foundation has provided a grant to Averett University to create a center that will match university and community college students with local businesses and nonprofit organizations through internships and service-learning programs.

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Posted on: August 26, 2014

Foundation announces creation of RiverBank Fund

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The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region (CFDRR) has announced that it has established the RiverBank Fund to gather substantial donations throughout Virginia and North Carolina earmarked for the protection and... Read on...

Posted on: August 23, 2014

State officials urge citizens to register for Great SouthEast ShakeOut drill

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Many Virginians remember where they were and how they reacted Aug. 23, 2011, when an historic 5.8 earthquake centered in Louisa County knocked homes and buildings from foundations, destroyed schools and heavily damaged the... Read on...

Posted on: August 20, 2014

The Launch Place announces pre-seed investment program

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To help innovative entrepreneurs expedite the early stages of their start-up development process, The Launch Place announced today a new investment initiative called the Pre-Seed Investment Program to further these... Read on...

Posted on: August 20, 2014

City Council accepts transfer of property for a park

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Danville City Council voted Tuesday night to accept a 105.6 acre-gift of property offered by a local family for future recreational use.

Ormond Keister Evans Jr., Judith C. Evans and Bob N. Evans Sr. are gifting to the... Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2014

Facelift begins for children's area at library

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The children’s area at the main branch of the Danville Public Library is getting a facelift. Crews and library staff have cleared out the children's area on the top floor, packing up the books in hundreds of boxes.

The... Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2014

Police investigating irregularities in Utilities Department

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The Danville Police Department is investigating the possible abuse of overtime pay and illegal use of company credit cards among certain work groups in the Danville Utilities Department. In addition, police are investigating... 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... Read on...

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Posted on: September 16, 2014

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: September 16, 2014

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... Read on...

Warrant list in PDF format
Posted on: September 16, 2014

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: September 16, 2014

Arrest Photos

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

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases

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Posted on: September 15, 2014

09-15-14 Shooting

The Danville Police Department is currently investigating a report of a shooting in the 600 block of Claiborne St.

On 09-14-14 at approximately 9:50pm police responded to the 600 block of Claiborne St. in reference to... Read on...

Posted on: September 12, 2014

09-12-14 Homicide

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

At approximately 11:23 pm yesterday, police responded to a shots fired call in the 100 block of Woodside Dr. Upon arrival they... Read on...

Posted on: September 8, 2014

09-08-14 Robbery

On 9/6/14 at approximately 6:28 PM police units responded to the 600 block of Hughes Street in regards to a reported robbery. A 15 year old male Danville resident reported that he was walking in the 600 block of Hughes... Read on...

Posted on: September 4, 2014

09-04-14 Vehicle Crash

Danville Police are investigating a traffic accident that occurred this morning in the 2000 block of Riverside Drive.

At approximately 11:45 AM Police, Fire, and Rescue personnel responded to the 2000 block of Riverside... Read on...

Posted on: September 3, 2014

09-02-14 Burglary / Shots Fired

Danville Police are investigating a breaking and entering along with a shots fired call that occurred yesterday in the 400 block of Parkland Drive.

At approximately 6:47 PM, on September 2, 2014, Danville Police responded... Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2014

09-01-14 Vehicle Crash

Danville Police are investigating a traffic accident that occurred yesterday in the 300 block of Terry Avenue.

At approximately 12:30 PM Police, Fire, and Rescue personnel responded to the 300 block of Terry Avenue for... Read on...

Posted on: August 28, 2014

08-28-14 Robbery

The Danville Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred this morning at Subway on Holt Garrison Parkway.

At approximately 7:39 am shortly after opening for the day, an employee at Subway reported that two... Read on...

Posted on: August 26, 2014

08-27-14 Grand Larceny Indictments

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

Henry Willis Bowen, III, age 48, of Danville was arrested yesterday and served with three counts of grand larceny. These charges stem... Henry Willis Bowen, III

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Posted on: August 21, 2014

Danville Police Department Officers equipped with Body Worn Cameras

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The Danville Police Department has received 96 additional Body Worn Cameras paid for by the Office of the Attorney General Asset Forfeiture Transfer funds. This brings the total number in use by the agency to 116 units.
... Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2014

08-16-14 Arrest Reference Gas Explosion

Danville Police are investigating a traffic crash that occurred this morning at 677 Arnett Boulevard, the Royal Terrace Apartments.

At 1:16 AM Police, Fire, and Rescue personnel responded to 677 Arnett Boulevard for a... James T. Barksdale

James T. Barksdale
Posted on: August 13, 2014

08-13-14 Malicious Wounding

At approximately 11:00 pm on 08-12-14, officers responded to the Danville Regional Medical Center in reference to someone being shot. Once on scene, officers located a 39 year old male victim who had been transported to the... Read on...

Posted on: August 1, 2014

08-01-2014 Credit Card Fraud Incidents

The Danville Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying suspects and vehicles involved in credit card fraud.

Credit cards were reported stolen and subsequently used at local businesses... Credit Card Fraud Suspects

Credit Card Fraud Suspects
Posted on: July 27, 2014

07-27-14 Wanted Man Arrested

A Danville man wanted for stalking has been arrested for a second time.

Berkley Allen Furgurson was arrested in Pocahontas County, WV today. Provided he remains in custody and / or follows court orders pertaining to the... Read on...

Posted on: July 27, 2014

07-27-14 Malicious Wounding

At approximately 11:26 pm on 07-26-14, officers responded to the 100 block of Macon St. in reference to someone being shot. Once on scene, officers located a 38 year old male victim inside a vehicle suffering from multiple... Read on...

Posted on: July 27, 2014

07-23-14 Pellet Gun Incidents

The Danville Police Department is currently investigating multiple reports of incidents involving bb or pellet guns. These incidents have occurred within the past several days. The reports generally describe damage to... Read on...

Posted on: July 21, 2014

07-21-14 Wanted Man

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A Danville man wanted for stalking has been released on bond in West Virginia but is currently being sought in Virginia .

Berkley Allen Furgurson was arrested in Pocahontas County, WV on July 15, 2014. He was released by... Read on...

Posted on: July 17, 2014

07-17-14 Gas Leak Investigation

The Danville Police Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding the gas leak at Abercrombie Oil earlier today.

Preliminary evidence suggests that the line that leaked gas was intentionally cut in an attempt... Read on...

Posted on: July 27, 2014

07-16-14 Wanted Man Arrested

A Danville man wanted for stalking has been arrested.

Berkley Allen Furgurson was arrested in Pocahontas County, WV yesterday evening. He will be extradited back to VA to stand trial at a later date.

Posted on: July 16, 2014

07-14-14 Man Wanted on Stalking Charge

The Danville Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating a man wanted for stalking.

The Danville Police Department is currently holding an outstanding warrant and protective order for Berkley... Read on...

Posted on: July 10, 2014

07-10-14 Heavy Equipment Theft

The Danville Police Department is investigating the theft of over $80,000 in heavy equipment earlier this week.

During the early morning hours this past Monday, a tractor trailer was used to steal three pieces of heavy... Read on...

Posted on: July 7, 2014

07-07-14 Shooting

On 7-7-14 at 2:16 AM police units responded to a shooting in the 400 block of Montague St. Officers found the victim shot multiple times. It was determined that the shooting had occurred in the 200 block of Stuart St., and... Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2014

06-26-14 Robbery

On 6-26-14 at 12:43PM police units responded to the report of a robbery in the 200 block of First St. A 60-year-old Danville man stated he was walking on First St. when a male subject walked up and punched him in the face,... Read on...

Posted on: June 19, 2014

06-19-14 Death Investigation

At approximately 1:30 pm this afternoon Danville Police responded to Highland Burial Park for a report of a man lying unresponsive in the cemetery.

The man was identified as a City of Danville Utilities Department... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read on...


Utilities

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Posted on: September 2, 2014

Danville Utilities now offering free gas pilot lighting service

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In preparation for the winter heating season, Danville Utilities will ignite natural gas furnace pilot lights free of charge for customers who call on or before Sept. 19 to schedule pilot lighting services.

To request... Read on...



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