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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

1 Story
Posted on: November 23, 2014

Smoke inside Danville Regional Medical Center

At 1012 Sunday morning the Danville Fire Department received a call for a fire alarm activation at 142 South Main St., Danville Regional Medical Center. There was already a fire unit on scene at South Main St., clearing from... Read on...


Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

19 Stories
Posted on: November 25, 2014

River City TV airing presentation on utility finances

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Danville Utilities customers will have the opportunity over the next 10 days to view a presentation on the financial health of the city’s five utilities. A consulting firm made the presentation Monday to the Danville Utility... Read on...

PowerPoint - Utilities Financial Overview
Posted on: November 24, 2014

Riverview Rotary Christmas Parade set for Dec. 13

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The Riverview Rotary Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is "Christmas Future." The grand marshals will be children of the Rotarians.

The parade route will begin at... Read on...

Posted on: November 24, 2014

City offices, library and courthouse closed for Thanksgiving holiday

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The Municipal Building and all other city of Danville administrative offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

In addition, the public library will be closed on both days.... Read on...

Posted on: November 22, 2014

City schedules street resurfacing on Clover Lane, Bermuda Road

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The city of Danville has scheduled street resurfacing on Clover Lane and Bermuda Road. As a result, alternating lanes will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 24, through Wednesday, Nov. 26.

Clover Lane will be... Read on...

Posted on: November 21, 2014

Storm drain replacement continues this week on Crestview Drive

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Crestview Drive from South Boston Road to Halifax Road will be closed again Monday, Nov. 24, through Wednesday, Nov. 26, to allow a contractor to complete replacement of a storm drain pipe, weather permitting.

Posted on: November 21, 2014

Danville United focuses on youth issues

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Nearly 50 citizens, including several Danville City Council members, gathered Thursday at a meeting of the Danville United Community Relations Coalition to discuss youth issues, including high school dropout, poverty and... Read on...

Posted on: November 20, 2014

Registration deadline extended for holiday light show

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Danville Parks and Recreation has extended the deadline for anyone interested in entering a display into the Community Holiday Light Show. Registration forms now must be submitted by Friday, Nov. 28, to secure a spot in the... Read on...

Posted on: November 19, 2014

City joins Science Center to put geography into action for students

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The City of Danville partnered with the Danville Science Center to put geography into action for students from Danville Public Schools. Students participated in activities such as a geography-based Jeopardy game and story... Read on...

Posted on: November 19, 2014

Council approves posting of ‘In God We Trust’

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Danville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to adopt a resolution supporting the display of the national motto “In God We Trust” over the door leading into the Council Chambers and at the area where the mayor’s... Read on...

Posted on: November 13, 2014

Duke Energy announces plans to begin removing coal ash from Eden site

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Duke Energy today announced plans to begin removing coal ash from the Dan River Steam Station in Eden, N.C., and three other sites. Ash from the Eden plant will be moved by rail to a lined landfill in Jetersville. The plans require regulatory approval.

Duke Energy news release
Posted on: November 11, 2014

Danville rededicates WWI memorial during Veterans Day ceremony

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A bell tolled Tuesday in memory of each of the 41 soldiers from Danville who died in service during World War I as the City of Danville rededicated the World War I memorial erected on Mount Vernon and Virginia avenues for... Read on...

Veterans Day ceremony photo album
Posted on: November 10, 2014

Danville celebrates New City Dance Space opening in historic building

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Danville city officials joined citizens Monday morning in celebrating the opening of New City Dance Space at the renovated historic building located at 616 North Main St. The building once was known as the Red Men Building... Read on...

Posted on: November 7, 2014

Registration deadline approaching for holiday light show

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Danville Parks and Recreation is asking anyone interested in entering a display into the Community Holiday Light Show to complete a registration form by Nov. 14 to secure a spot in the show.

“We really want this to be a... Read on...

Posted on: November 3, 2014

City goes into full gear to collect loose leaves from neighborhoods

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With the arrival of peak leaf fall, the Danville Public Works Department this week began using all available vacuums to collect loose leaves from neighborhoods. To operate the additional equipment, the department is... Read on...

Loose leaf collection flyer...
Posted on: November 3, 2014

Committee continues electric services study

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The second meeting of a steering committee that will make recommendations on how best to cost-effectively serve Danville’s electric customers was held Monday in the City Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal... Read on...

Agenda...
Posted on: October 29, 2014

The Launch Place partners with North Carolina-based technology incubator

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The Launch Place, a Danville-based nonprofit organization that provides consulting services and investment and subsidy opportunities for startups, is partnering with a Research Triangle Park-based technology incubator, First Flight Venture Center.

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Posted on: October 28, 2014

Be a part of the magic this holiday season!

Community holiday light show

Parks and Recreation is planning the first-ever drive through Community Holiday Light Show at Ballou Park. The show will take place from Dec. 15 - 27 and will feature displays built or purchased by you, your friends, your coworkers and your neighbors.

Additional Info...
Posted on: October 27, 2014

City Council changes meeting date due to General Election

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City Council's next meeting date has been changed. City Council regularly meets the first and third Tuesday of each month. However, its meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 4, has been canceled due to the General Election... Read on...

Posted on: October 8, 2014

City begins collecting loose leaves from neighborhoods

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City of Danville Public Works Department crews have begun collecting loose leaves from residential neighborhoods and will continue through Jan. 31.

There is no charge for this service, and no phone call is necessary. As... Read on...

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Danville, VA Police Activity Report

5 Stories
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: November 25, 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: November 25, 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: November 25, 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: November 25, 2014

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

34 Stories
Posted on: November 26, 2014

11-25-14 Robbery

On 11-25-14 at 7:02 pm police units responded to Loan Max located at 2626 Riverside Drive for a reported robbery. A 52-year-old female employee stated she was leaving the business when 2 male subjects approached her from the... Read on...

Posted on: November 24, 2014

11-24-14 Homicide

The Danville Police Department is investigating a child's death as a homicide.

Shortly after 9:00 pm last Thursday evening, Fire and EMS responded to a residence in the 100 block of West Woodlawn Dr. for a report of... Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2014

11-19-14 Grand Larceny Indictments

A Danville Grand Jury on Friday indicted three former City of Danville Utilities employees for grand larceny.

Benjamin Paul Hairfield, age 41, of Martinsville was arrested Monday for two counts of grand larceny. Marshall... Hairfield Wilkerson Booth

Hairfield Wilkerson Booth
Posted on: November 17, 2014

11-17-14 Memorial has been removed.

The makeshift memorial for homicide victim Paul Harper Jr., who was killed on 09-11-2014, has been removed. The memorial was constructed in the 100 block of Woodside Drive in a city right of way, near the location of the... Read on...

Posted on: November 16, 2014

11-16-14 Traffic Crash

At approximately 12:15 am on 11-16-14, officers and EMS responded to a vehicle crash just east of South Boston Rd. and Cain Creek Blvd. According to witnesses, a Jeep Grand Cherokee, operated by John Gordon of Danville, was... Read on...

Posted on: November 16, 2014

11-15-14 Malicious Wounding

On November 15, 2014 at approximately 6:30 pm, officers responded to the 1400 block of Abbott St. in reference to someone being shot. Officers located a 15-year-old male victim at the intersection of Abbott St. and Locust St... Read on...

Posted on: November 14, 2014

11-14-14 Murder Arrests

Charges have been brought against two people in connection with the Sept 11 shooting death of Paul Andrew Harper, Jr.

Today a grand jury issued indictments for Tevin Lavar Stokes, age 23, of Henderson, NC and Lashawntey... Stokes / Smith

Stokes / Smith
Posted on: November 13, 2014

11-12-14 Robbery

On November 12, 2014 at approximately 12:05 p.m., Danville Police responded to the 100 Block of Stonewall Court in reference to a robbery. The victim, a 62 year-old, female, Danville resident reported that an unknown race... Read on...

Posted on: November 2, 2014

11-02-14 Shooting

On 11-2-14 at 1:43 AM Police units responded to 2500 Riverside Drive, Highlanders Bar and Grill for a shots fired call. While units were on scene there was a report of a subject being brought to the Danville Regional Medical... Read on...

Posted on: November 2, 2014

11-02-14 Robbery

On November 2, 2014 at approximately 1:00 am, Danville Police responded to the Budget Inn, 1228 Piney Forest Rd. in reference to an armed robbery. The victim, who had rented a room, reports that three black males wearing... Read on...

Posted on: October 29, 2014

10-29-14 Vehicle Crash

On October 29, 2014 Danville Police responded to the 300 block of Pendleton Rd. in reference to a vehicle crashing into a home.

Upon arrival, Officers found a silver Ford Focus had crashed into a home. The operator,... Read on...

Posted on: October 27, 2014

10-27-14 G.W. lunch disturbance determined to be firecrackers

At approximately 12:30pm students at George Washington High School reported loud noises in the courtyard area outside of the cafeteria. Danville Police School Resource Officers and security personnel responded. Multiple... Read on...

Posted on: October 20, 2014

10-20-14 Robbery

On October 19, 2014, at approximately 11:40 p.m. officers were dispatched to the Joy Food Store located at 507 Riverside Dr., in reference to an assault. Upon officers arrival, it was determined to have been a robbery.... Read on...

Posted on: October 18, 2014

10-17-14 Traffic Crash

On 10-17-14 at approximately 4:41 pm, officers responded to a motor vehicle crash in which a pedestrian was struck and injured. Two vehicles were reported to be racing in the 400 block of Wooding Ave. when the vehicles... Read on...

Posted on: October 17, 2014

10-17-14 Armed Robbery

At approximately 11:46 pm on 10-16-14, Officers responded to the Hilltop Exxon, 730 Piney Forest Road, in reference to an armed robbery. The clerk reports that a b/m, 30-36 years old, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, grey... Read on...

Posted on: October 13, 2014

10-13-14 Child Struck By Vehicle

A child died this afternoon after being struck by a city school bus.

At approximately 4:10 pm today Police, Fire, and EMS responded to the 100 block of Martin Ave. for a report of a child being struck by a city school bus... Read on...

Posted on: October 4, 2014

10-03-14 Armed Robbery

Danville Police responded to a call of a robbery at the Hunter's Run Complex located at 105 Crosland Avenue tonight.

At 5:46 pm Danville Police responded to a robbery at the Hunter's Run Complex Office. An employee... Read on...

Posted on: October 1, 2014

10-01-14 School Bus Crash

On 10-01-14 at 4:30 pm a Danville City School Bus driven by Latoya Fitzgerald coming from GLH Johnson Elementary School was stopped at the intersection of North Main St. and Clement Ave. unloading children when it was struck... Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2014

09-29-14 Shooting Into Occupied Dwelling Charge

A man has been charged with shooting into an occupied dwelling earlier this month.

Everett Dominique Beck, age 20, of High Point, NC is currently wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred on Sept. 19 on Searcy... Everett Dominique Beck

Everett Dominique Beck
Posted on: September 22, 2014

09-22-14 Shooting Into Occupied Dwelling

On 9-22-14 at approximately 12:00 AM The Danville Police Department responded to the 400 block of Bradley Road in reference to a shooting into an occupied dwelling. Upon arrival, officers discovered a side wall of a... Read on...

Posted on: September 20, 2014

09-19-14 Shooting Into Occupied Dwelling

On 9-19-14 at approximately 7:08 pm the Danville Police Department responded to the 300 block of Searcy St. in reference to shooting into an occupied dwelling. Upon arrival, officers discovered the front glass door of the... Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2014

09-18-14 Southern VA Escape Apprehended

On 9-18-14 The Danville Police Department apprehended Michael Antwan Henderson (age 27) in the 1700 block of South Main Street. Henderson was returned to the custody of Southern Virginia Mental Health Facility at 382 Taylor... 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

Henry Willis Bowen, III
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: 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

1 Story
Posted on: November 25, 2014

River City TV airing presentation on utility finances

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Danville Utilities customers will have the opportunity over the next 10 days to view a presentation on the financial health of the city’s five utilities. A consulting firm made the presentation Monday to the Danville Utility... Read on...

PowerPoint - Utilities Financial Overview


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