News Flash

Posted on: November 16, 2020

Structure Fire at 1105 Locket Dr.

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 1105 Locket Dr. at 6:47 am this morning. Upon arrival crews found two storage buildings involved in fire. Both structures received moderate damage. The cause of the fire is under inves...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Kitchen Fire at 15 Southern Street

The Danville Fire Department responded to a house fire at 15 Southern Street this afternoon at 2:50pm. Engine 4 arrived four minutes later with moderate smoke exiting the one-story house. The occupants advised everyone was out of the house. Engine 4&a...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Residence fire on Seminole Trail

The Danville Fire Department responded to a residence fire at 365 Seminole Trail today at 12:02pm. Engine 5 arrived 3 minutes later and advised of a 2-story townhouse with smoke showing from the front of the building. The occupant was outside and she advi...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2020

Danville Fire Department Responds to a structure 243 Epps St.

At 2:49 am The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 243 Epps St. Upon arrival units found a detached garage fully involved with a single story residential structure being threatened. Crews immediately evacuated occupants from...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2020

Structure Fire at 428 Gay St.

The Danville Fire Department Responded to a reported structure fire at 428 Gay St. at 12:25 this afternoon.  Upon arrival crews found a two story residential structure with heavy smoke coming from a rear basement door. The homeowner met crews out...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: November 30, 2020

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 1, in a business session at 7 p.m. followed by a work session. Both sessions will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is located at 427 Patton St.

The meeting is o...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Treasury staff to help citizens find missing money

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The City of Danville’s Treasurer’s Office and the Virginia Department of the Treasury will hold an unclaimed property virtual call event on Dec. 3-4 to help local citizens who might be owed funds they don’t know about.

Treasury workers came to Danville las...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 23, 2020

City seeks input on Main Street Plaza property

The Danville Office of Economic Development invites citizens to participate in a survey about the future use of the Main Street Plaza property being vacated by Lou’s Antiques Mall. 

The store is in the process of relocating to the Sherwo...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Offices, library to close for Thanksgiving holiday

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The Municipal Building and all other city government offices will close for the Thanksgiving holiday at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 25, and will remain closed until Monday, Nov. 30.

 The public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthous...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Council formally certifies casino gaming operator

The City Council on Tuesday night voted to formally certify Caesars Virginia, LLC as the City's preferred casino gaming operator and to authorize Mayor Alonzo Jones to execute the City's post-referendum letter of certification and submit...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Police chief receives Excellence in Policing Award

Police Chief Scott C. Booth on Monday was presented with the Excellence in Policing Award from the Radford University Center for Police Practice, Policy and Research. The annual award recognizes police leaders who champion innovative strategies that impro...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 16, 2020

DCC, City partner on ‘Project Rebuild’

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Danville Community College (DCC) in partnership with the City of Danville, launched Project Rebuild, a multi-faceted program that aims to provide workforce training to at-risk youth, ages 18-25, in our community on Monday, November 16, at a media event he...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 13, 2020

City Council will meet in business session

City Council will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 17, in a business session. No work session is scheduled. The business session will begin at 7 p.m. and will be aired by River City TV. Watch it live on cable (Comcast channel 10 and Gamewood channel 122) or...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 12, 2020

City prepares for river flooding

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The Public Works Department is prepositioning barricades and barriers along the sides of flood-prone streets because of flooding that is expected to occur along the Dan River from heavy rain locally and upstream.

Crews will be working 12-hours shifts to mo...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Danville receives first place in Digital Cities Survey

The City of Danville has won first place in its population category in the 2020 Digital Cities Survey, which recognizes the use of technology by cities to tackle social challenges, enhance services, and strengthen cybersecurity.

 

The Center for Di...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Region to showcase entrepreneurial activity

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is an international movement – powered by thousands of partner organizations dedicated to making it possible for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a company.

 

GEW 2020 will be celebrated from November...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 9, 2020

Danville board certifies local election results

The Danville Electoral Board today certified the results of the special City Council election and the casino gaming referendum. The final results produced no surprises.

 

In the race for City Council, Bryant Hood won the seat with 7,163 votes or 38...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 9, 2020

City government offices closed on Veterans Day

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The Municipal Building and all other city government offices will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day. Also, the public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed.

 

However, Danville Transit will opera...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 7, 2020

City Council OKs higher extra duty pay for police

The City Council on Thursday night voted to authorize an increase in the extra duty hourly rates for hiring off duty police officers. This increase in rates will bring the Police Department in line with agencies comparable in size and activity in this reg...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 5, 2020

The Launch Place invests in BioAesthetics

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News release by The Launch Place

The Launch Place, a venture development organization with offices in Danville, VA, and Research Triangle Park, NC, has invested $250,000 from their Seed Fund II in the transformative biomaterials startup BioAesthetics. Sinc...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 3, 2020

Caesars CEO thanks voters for their support

The chief executive of Caesars Entertainment issued a statement following Tuesday night’s referendum results thanking the voters of Danville for their support of the referendum that will bring Caesars Virginia to the city.

 

“We...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 3, 2020

Danville voters approve casino gaming

Danville voters have approved casino gaming by a margin of more than two-to-one, with 13,022 ballots cast in favor of a gaming establishment and 5,941 ballots cast against it, according to unofficial results Tuesday night. 

In the special election...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 2, 2020

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

The City Council will meet on Thursday, Nov. 5, in a business session followed by a work session. Both sessions will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is located at 427 Patton St.

 

The meeting is ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 26, 2020

City receives award for financial reporting excellence

The City of Danville’s Finance Department has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the fiscal year ended Jun...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 21, 2020

City to offer free bus service on Election Day

The City Council on Tuesday night voted to authorize Danville Transit to offer free bus service in the city on Election Day. The free service is to encourage interested persons to vote by removing transportation as a barrier.

 

The service will be ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: October 21, 2020

Treasurer’s office receives state accreditation

The City of Danville Treasurer’s office received its accreditation from the Treasurer’s Association of Virginia (TAV) on May 19, 2020.

 

The Office Accreditation program is a voluntary professional certificate program overseen b...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

News Flash

Posted on: December 1, 2020

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 Activity Report
Posted on: December 1, 2020

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 Danville, VA Police Activity Report
Posted on: December 1, 2020

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 list,...

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Warrant list in PDF format Danville, VA Police Activity Report
Posted on: December 1, 2020

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 Danville, VA Police Activity Report

News Flash

Posted on: November 25, 2020

Traffic Fatality

November 25, 2020

Motor vehicle crash results in a fatality

Danville Police are investigating a traffic crash that happened Tuesday around 5:16 p.m. in the area of West Main Street and Park Avenue.   

A gray 2016 Range Rover driven...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2020

11-12-2020 IDDU Graduation

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The Danville Police Department is excited to recognize the first class of IDDU graduates.

The acronym IDDU stands for Incarceration Doesn’t Define Us.  Community Relations Liaison Ashtyn Foddrell created the program to focus on a restorative commu...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2020

11-09-2020 Man wanted on multiple assault and firearm charges

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Danville Police are searching for Joseph Lee Loftis, 29, who is wanted on multiple warrants stemming from a domestic incident. 

Over the weekend, Loftis assaulted his girlfriend and held her against her will. The victim was eventually able to get ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2020

11-06-2020 Police investigate overnight shooting

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Danville Police are investigating an overnight shooting that left one man seriously injured.

Shortly after midnight, police responded to a 911 call that someone had been shot in the 1600 block of North Main Street. Officers found a 36-year-old man outside ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2020

10-23-2020 Community response helps capture robber

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Danville Police arrested a 17-year-old for an armed robbery that happened Thursday morning. 

The victim was outside of his home in the 200 block of Wheatley Road about 11:15 a.m. when a male approached, displayed a handgun and demanded the victim&...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2020

10-12-20 Man Arrested on Multiple Firearm Charges

Travalle Deshon McCadden

Danville Police went to the 300 Block of Bell Drive searching for a man who was wanted on multiple outstanding warrants. Travalle Deshon McCadden, age 19 of Danville VA was arrested with out incident. After the arrest, a search warrant was obtained and se...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 10, 2020

10-09-20 Traffic Fatality

On October 9, 2020 at 8:40PM, emergency personnel responded to the 500 block of Kentuck Road for reports of a traffic crash. Once on scene personnel found a Chevrolet SUV overturned on the side of the highway. The driver was the only occupant of the vehic...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Danville Police welcome aboard two new chaplains

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The Danville Police Department would like to welcome Ernest Coppage and Scott Spalding to our Chaplain Unit. 

Coppage and Spalding were sworn in this morning and they join Senior Chaplain G.H. Vaughan. Danville Police Department Chaplains serve on...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2020

09-11-2020 One man arrested and another at large in 2019 killing of Danville man

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Last month, a Danville grand jury indicted Guren L. Clemons and Domonic D. Fitzgerald with first-degree murder, robbery and related firearms charges for shooting Caleb Morris on Lanier Avenue in 2019.

Clemons, age 25, is from Danville and was incarcerated ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

09-08-2020 Man charged in the shooting of Danville woman

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Danville Police charged Raheem Supreme Chambliss, Sr. with second-degree murder in the Sunday morning homicide of Lashanda Deshazo.

Chambliss, age 35, was arrested Sunday afternoon in Danville on an outstanding capias. Investigators obtained the warrant fo...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

09-08-2020 Larceny from skilled gaming machines

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Danville Police are asking for the public’s assistance to help identify two individuals who stole cash from several electronic skilled gaming devices.

The thefts happened at two different convenience stores Sept. 6. The individuals manipulated th...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

09-07-2020 Homicide Update

Danville Police have arrested a person of interest who was involved in the homicide of Lashanda Mecole Deshazo. Police arrested this person on unrelated charges, and we will identify them if we make charges related to the homicide or if releasing their id...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
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 Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
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 Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
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...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
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...

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases