Danville, VA Emergency Management Media Releases

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Posted on: March 26, 2015

Simulation brings together city departments, community partners

Fire headquarters-Station No. 1

(Posted on Thursday, March 26) Forty-eight representatives of 23 city departments and partner agencies and organizations met Thursday at the city’s fire headquarters/station No. 1 on Lynn Street for a simulated emergency response exercise.

The exercise...Read on...


Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

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Posted on: March 20, 2015

919 Halifax Road Fire Update

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 919 Halifax Road on March 18, 2015. On the arrival of the first arriving fire units, the fire officer reported heavy fire and smoke showing from the structure. A bystander reported th...Read on...

Posted on: March 19, 2015

Structure fire at 229 Central Street

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 229 Central Street this morning at 11:53am. Crews arrived at 11:57am and found heavy fire and smoke coming from the rear of a one story residential structure. An occupant of the struct...Read on...

Posted on: March 19, 2015

Structure Fire 919 Halifax Rd.

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 919 Halifax Rd. Upon arrival units found a one story frame residence with heavy fire and smoke showing from the right side of the structure. Bystanders had reported that there were chi...Read on...

Posted on: March 17, 2015

Structure Fire at 338 N.Ridge St

The Danville Department responded to a reported structure fire at 338 N Ridge St at 3:20 am. Units arrived to find a three story apartment building with fire showing on the front porch. Fire had extended from the third floor front porch into the roof of t...Read on...

Posted on: March 16, 2015

Structure Fire

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 130 Baugh St again this morning at 4:06 am. Crews arrived at 4:10 am and found heavy fire and smoke showing coming through the roof from a two story residential structure. Crews pulled...Read on...

Posted on: March 15, 2015

Structure Fire on Baugh St

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 130 Baugh St this morning at 4:41 am. Upon arrival crews found heavy fire and smoke showing from a two story residential structure. Crews searched the structure and confirmed that all ...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2015

Mattress Fire on Wood Avenue

The Danville Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire at 165 Wood Avenue this morning at 12:40 AM. Units arrived on scene at 12:46 AM to find a small one-story house with nothing showing. The fire was extinguished by an occupant of the ...Read on...

Posted on: February 16, 2015

Residence Fire at 508 Park Street

The Danville Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire this morning at 8:42 AM. Units arrived on scene at 8:45 AM to find a small two-story house with the front porch and adjoining wall on fire. The fire was quickly extinguished with water from one f...Read on...

Posted on: February 4, 2015

Danville announces ‘text to 911’ option for emergency help

The Danville Emergency Communications Center today announced the availability of “text to 911,” a new option for residents and visitors who need to reach the city’s emergency dispatchers for help when they are unable to make a voice call.

This service ...Read on...


Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

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Posted on: March 27, 2015

Danville to extend Riverwalk Trail with $100,000 grant from Duke Energy Foundation

Kayaking on Dan River

(Posted on Friday, March 27) The City of Danville received a $100,000 grant to enhance public access to the Dan River and expand outdoor recreation opportunities by extending the Riverwalk Trail. The grant is part of the Duke Energy Water Resources Fund.

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Posted on: March 26, 2015

Pace Building undergoes redevelopment in the River District

Pace on Main photo

Renovations are underway at the Pace Building (also known as the Wise Hundley building) located at 322-328 Main St.

Now branded as Pace on Main, River District Ventures LLC plans to convert this historic building into 14 one- and two-bedroom residenti...Read on...

Link to predevelopment photos....
Posted on: March 26, 2015

Simulation brings together city departments, community partners

Fire headquarters-Station No. 1

(Posted on Thursday, March 26) Forty-eight representatives of 23 city departments and partner agencies and organizations met Thursday at the city’s fire headquarters/station No. 1 on Lynn Street for a simulated emergency response exercise.

The exercise...Read on...

Posted on: March 26, 2015

State agency agrees to assist Danville in solving water problem

Water treatment plant

UPDATE POSTED THURSDAY, MARCH 26: The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has agreed to survey the Dan River to determine the source of the algae growth that caused the odd taste and odor in the city’s drinking water.

However, David K. Paylor,...Read on...

Posted on: March 20, 2015

Riverside Drive turning lane project will continue Monday

Under construction graphic

The Riverside Drive turning lane project will continue on Monday, March 23, weather permitting. The contract crew will work in the median between Spring Avenue and James Road. The inside travel lanes – both eastbound and westbound – will be closed.

The...Read on...

Posted on: March 20, 2015

City installs four-way stop at Lynn and Newton streets

Stop sign at Lynn and Newton streets

A four-way stop is now in place at the intersection of Lynn and Newton streets. The change is a transitional step. In two weeks, the stop signs on Lynn Street will be removed, allowing Lynn Street traffic to flow uninterrupted through the intersection.
...Read on...

Posted on: March 18, 2015

Mayor calls High Street Baptist Church a model of service

High Street Baptist Church historical marker unveiled

Calling High Street Baptist Church a model for service to God and community, Mayor Sherman Saunders joined more than 125 citizens Wednesday in dedicating a state historical marker in honor of the church.

The Danville church was founded 150 years ago by...Read on...

Video of full ceremony
Posted on: March 17, 2015

City Council approves Stewart Street development

City Council meeting

Danville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a developer’s proposal to build a mix of multi-family residential units, townhouses and single-family houses on Stewart Street, which connects to West Main Street near the Central Boulevard ...Read on...

Agenda...
Posted on: March 17, 2015

City redesigns website, makes more data available online

New website screenshot

The City of Danville has launched a redesign of its website – danvilleva.gov – that vividly showcases images of the city and provides access to many types of data in a way never before available.

City Manager Joe King said the city is excited about the...Read on...

Posted on: March 7, 2015

Parks and Recreation will host open house on March 28

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With spring creeping in, Danville Parks and Recreation will host Spring Rec-Tacular Open House on Saturday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Squire Recreation Center.

The event will feature games, activities, demonstrations, healthy snacks, program...Read on...

Posted on: March 6, 2015

City Council begins budget review Tuesday

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City Council will meet Tuesday, March 10, at 6 p.m. as it begins a department-by-department review of the working draft of a budget submitted by City Manager Joe King. The meeting is open to the public and will be held in the fourth floor conference room ...Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2015

Budget draft maintains city services with no tax increases

Danville city seal

Municipal services and programs will remain at current levels with no increases in real estate, meals and lodging taxes as calculated in a working draft of a budget that City Manager Joe King submitted to Danville City Council on Tuesday night.

The bud...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2015

Council appropriates state money to extend Riverwalk Trail

Danville city seal

Danville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to appropriate a grant of $204,828 from Virginia Department of Transportation to extend the Riverwalk Trail from the north end of Robertson Bridge to Advance Street.

The trail would be constructed b...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2015

Analysis confirms algae in river as cause of odd taste, odor

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The City of Danville has received confirmation that the taste and odor issues in the city’s drinking water are due to the presence of algal blooms in the Dan River, the source of the city’s drinking water.

These blooms now have passed. City water treat...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2015

Racin’ and Tastin’ tickets go on sale

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Tickets are on sale for the 14th annual Racin’ and Tastin’ at the Danville Community Market. This year’s event will be held on Friday, April 17, from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Call Danville Welcome Center at 434-793-4636.

The cost of the annual fundraise...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2015

Danville Utilities warns of bill payment scam

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Danville Utilities is warning its customers about a scam involving a demand for immediate payment of their utility bill. A commercial business was the target.

In this scam, the business received a phone call requesting the purchase of a pre-paid card f...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...

Additional Info...
Posted on: March 24, 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: March 24, 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: March 24, 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: March 24, 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: 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 25, 2015

02-25-15 Solicitation of Minor Arrest

Christopher Isler

A Danville man is in jail for soliciting a juvenile via text message.

Monday morning the Danville Police Department was contacted regarding improper texts being sent to a minor. The investigation revealed that the suspect used a messaging application t...Read on...

Posted on: February 25, 2015

02-25-15 Sexual Assault

The Danville Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating a suspect in a sexual assault that occurred this morning.

Shortly after 10:00 am this morning, a 51-year-old Danville resident reported that she was smoking in front ...Read on...

Posted on: February 23, 2015

Please disregard the previous media release sent out today February 23, 2015

Please disregard the previous media release sent out today February 23, 2015 that was titled
January 22, 2015 Attempted Robbery. This is a previous release that was forwarded inadvertently during a test of new program.

Posted on: February 13, 2015

02-13-15 Driver in Crash Charged

James Randy Kennon

A Pelham North Carolina man has been charged with driving under the influence in connection with a traffic crash that occurred at approximately 1:40am on 02-13-15 at the intersection of Piedmont Drive and Riverside Drive. Officers responded to the scene a...Read on...

James Randy Kennon
Posted on: February 13, 2015

02-13-15 Road Closure

On 2-13-15 at 12:40 AM, Danville Police Department officers were dispatched to the overpass on Riverside Drive at Piedmont Drive in reference to a single vehicle crash. The single vehicle crash resulted in heavy damage to the concrete overpass railing on ...Read on...

Posted on: February 9, 2015

02-09-15 Runaway Juvenile Located

On 02-08-15 reported 15 year old Danville runaway Aniya Randleman was located safe and unharmed in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Danville Police were notified by a Randleman family member on 02-08-15 that Aniya was at the residence of a relative in Gree...Read on...

Posted on: January 26, 2015

01-26-15 Firearm possession by juveniles.

Danville Police School Resource Officers charged 2 juveniles today with possession of a firearm at Westwood Middle School. Today at approximately 7:10am a School Resource Officer observed several male juveniles in the school cafeteria acting suspiciously....Read on...

Posted on: January 25, 2015

01-25-15 Shooting

On 01-24-15 at approximately 10:58 pm officers responded to the 300 block of Walker Street in reference to a shooting. Responding officers discovered a Danville resident suffering from a gunshot wound to the right side of his body. The victim was transpor...Read on...

Posted on: January 22, 2015

01-22-15 Robbery

On 01-21-15 at approximately 10:26 pm, the victim reports that he was in the 100 block of Pleasant View Ave. when a black male known to him only as "Quentin" pulled his back pack off and punched him with his fist on his left cheek. The suspect f...Read on...

Posted on: January 22, 2015

01-22-15 Attempted Robbery

On 01-21-15 at approximately 10:10 pm, the clerk at the Sunrise Store at 760 Westover Drive reported that two males entered the store brandishing handguns. A customer told the suspects to "put them guns up" and they both fled the store. One susp...Read on...

Posted on: January 19, 2015

01-19-15 Felony Assault / Grand Larceny

On 01-18-2015 at approximately 3:57 pm, police and EMS responded to a home in the 500 block of Henry Street in reference to a felonious assault and grand larceny. The victim was transported to the Danville Regional Medical Center suffering from injuries t...Read on...

Posted on: January 19, 2015

01-18-15 Unattended Death

On 01-18-2015 at approximately 3:40 pm, police and EMS responded to the 100 block of Oakwood Circle in reference to a deceased male lying on the front porch of the residence. A neighbor returning home from work noticed the body on the porch and called 911...Read on...

Posted on: January 14, 2015

01-14-15 Shoot Into Occupied Dwelling

On 01-13-15 at approximately 11:50 PM the Danville Police Department responded to the 400 block of Harrison St. in reference to a complaint of gunshots in the area. When police arrived they discovered that a house in the 400 block of Harrison Street had b...Read on...

Posted on: January 13, 2015

01-13-15 Bank Surveillance Photos.

Please help the Danville Police Department identity the suspects from the American National Bank robbery yesterday. The suspect images were captured from the bank surveillance video.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact...Bank Surveillance Video Pictures

Bank Surveillance Video Pictures
Posted on: January 12, 2015

01-12-15 Bank Robbery

Today at approximately 12:57pm Danville Police officers responded to an alarm at American National Bank on South Boston Road. As officers were responding Dispatch received confirmation that the bank had been robbed. The suspects are described as 4 black m...Read on...

Posted on: January 11, 2015

01-10-15 Malicious Wounding

On 1-10-15 at approximately 7:00 PM police units responded to the 100 block of Walker Street in reference to a reported assault. Upon arrival, officers received information that someone had been stabbed. While police units were on scene two individuals ar...Jasmine Lashell Cardwell

Jasmine Lashell Cardwell
Posted on: January 9, 2015

01-9-15 Vehicle Crash

Crews are working to clear a roadway following the overturn of a tractor trailer early this morning.

At approximately 4:45 am Police and Fire personnel responded to the the exit ramp from westbound South Boston Rd. going to the 29 Bypass to head south...Read on...

Posted on: January 8, 2015

01-08-15 Accidental Shooting

On 01-08-15 at approximately 12:01 am Danville Police responded to the 100 block of Swanson Street in reference to a shooting. Responding officers discovered a juvenile male Danville resident suffering from a gunshot wound to the right side of his body. W...Read on...

Posted on: January 6, 2015

01-06-15 Shooting

Danville Police are investigating a shooting that sent a 17-year-old to the hospital this afternoon.

At approximately 2:57 pm today Police and EMS personnel responded to a residence in the 1400 block of North Main St. for a report of a shooting. Upon a...Read on...

Posted on: December 29, 2014

12-29-14 Robbery

On 12-28-14 at 10:15PM a delivery driver from a Danville restaurant reported that he was delivering food to the 100 block of Gray St. when he was approached by four individuals. One of the subjects produced a handgun and demanded the money the driver had ...Read on...

Posted on: December 25, 2014

12-24-14 Shooting

Danville Police responded to a shots fired call in the 1100 block of Washington St. this afternoon.

At approximately 3:28 P.M. Danville Police responded to the 1100 block of Washington St. in regards to a shots fired call. Responding officers discovere...Read on...

Posted on: December 25, 2014

12-24-14 Vehicle Crash

At approximately 11:55 AM Police, Fire, and Rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Poplar St. and North Ridge St. for a report of a motor vehicle crash.

The investigation revealed a 2000 Nissan Altima 4 door was traveling north on North Ridg...Read on...

Posted on: December 23, 2014

12-22-14 Robbery

On December 22, 2014 at approximately 7:12 PM officers responded to a robbery call at the BB and T Bank after hour deposit located at 125 Collins Drive. An employee from another business was making a night deposit when one suspect approached on foot and p...Read on...

Posted on: December 22, 2014

12-21-14 Shooting

On December 21, 2014 at approximately 7:49 PM, officers responded to the 1400 Block of South Boston Road in reference to someone being shot. The 29-year-old male victim who was a Danville resident was driven to Danville Regional Medical Center by unknown ...Read on...

Posted on: December 20, 2014

12-19-14 Shooting

On December 19, 2014 at approximately 11:23 PM, officers responded to the 100 Block of Cumberland Drive in reference to someone being shot. Officers located a 19-year-old male victim lying on the side of the street suffering from a non-life threatening gu...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

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Posted on: March 26, 2015

State agency agrees to assist Danville in solving water problem

Water treatment plant

UPDATE POSTED THURSDAY, MARCH 26: The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has agreed to survey the Dan River to determine the source of the algae growth that caused the odd taste and odor in the city’s drinking water.

However, David K. Paylor,...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2015

Analysis confirms algae in river as cause of odd taste, odor in drinking water

Danville Utilities - high res.jpg

The City of Danville has received confirmation that the taste and odor issues in the city’s drinking water are due to the presence of algal blooms in the Dan River, the source of the city’s drinking water.

These blooms now have passed. City water treat...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2015

Danville Utilities warns of bill payment scam

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Danville Utilities is warning its customers about a scam involving a demand for immediate payment of their utility bill. A commercial business was the target.

In this scam, the business received a phone call requesting the purchase of a pre-paid card f...Read on...