Posted on: January 15, 2017

Fatal Structure Fire In Danville

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 348 Juless St. The call was dispatched at 00:50 hrs this morning. Units responding included three engines, one ladder truck, a safety officer and a chief officer. First arriving units ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Update on Worsham Street Gasoline Leak

The Danville Fire Department maintained personnel at 642 Worsham Street monitoring the gasoline situation throughout the night. The contractor, W.E.L. Incorporated, started their clean-up operation just after midnight. They cleaned up the stay dry that wa...

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

Gas spill on Worsham Street

The Danville Fire Department and the Danville Regional Hazardous Materials Response Team have contained a gas spill that occurred Thursday evening at a service station located at 642 Worsham St.

The fire department and the hazardous materials team responde...

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Posted on: January 1, 2017

Vehicle Crash on Mt. Cross Rd.

The Danville Fire Department and the Danville Life Saving Crew were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash Sunday night on Mt. Cross Rd. at Womack Dr. The first arriving apparatus found two vehicles approximately 150' apart with significant damage t...

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Posted on: December 30, 2016

Seven firefighters graduate from city’s fire academy

Nearly 75 family members and friends celebrated the graduation of the Danville Fire Department’s seven newest professional firefighters on Friday. Each firefighter received their individual badge, which was then pinned to their uniform.

The new firef...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

City offices will close for Monday for holiday

Exterior photo of Municipal Building

The Municipal Building and all other city of Danville administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

In addition, the public library will be closed.

Danville Transit will not operate, but Senior Transp...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Contractor cleans up areas affected by fuel spill

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(UPDATE POSTED 1:30 P.M. FRIDAY) The Danville Fire Department reported today that it maintained personnel at the service station at 642 Worsham St. monitoring the gasoline situation throughout the night Thursday night and Friday morning. The contractor, W...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Commission votes to let 'Home' sign stay on site

'Home' sign at North Union Street

The popular historic “Home” sign at 121 N. Union St. will remain at least a year longer. Another sign giving a brief history of the “Home” sign will be installed next to it.

The River District Design Commission approved both proposa...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Holiday Light Show raises $8,500 for community

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This year’s Community Holiday Light Show not only garnered record attendance, but it will give back a record $8,500 to the community. The total was an increase $2,500 from the previous event.

Volunteer groups working the gate and directing traffic at the s...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

Photo of City Council Chambers

City Council will meet Tuesday, Jan. 17, in a business session at 7 p.m., followed by a work session. Both sessions are open to the public.

The business session will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is lo...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Winter Farmers’ Market will open Saturday

Farmers' Market logo

After a postponement due to inclement weather, the Winter Farmers’ Market will open Saturday, Jan. 14, and continue through Saturday, March 18. All dates are weather permitting.

The market hours will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., featuring jams, jellies,...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

City plans brief power outage in Whitmell area

Danville Utilities sign

Danville Utilities has scheduled a planned power outage for the Whitmell electric substation at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, to allow for preventative maintenance of a transformer. The outage is expected to be brief.

About 4,000 customers in the Whitmell ar...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

City releases schedule for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Exterior photo of Municipal Building

The Municipal Building and all other city of Danville administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

In addition, the public library will be closed.

Danville Transit will not operate, but Senior Transp...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

Danville sets record low of minus-1 degree

Winter storm update graphic

Danville this morning set a record low temperature for Jan. 9 when the temperature reach minus-1 degree, according to the National Weather Service. The previous record was 6 degrees set on Jan. 9, 1970.

In addition, the temperature of minus-1 degree from t...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Winter Farmers’ Market opening postponed

Farmers' Market logo

(UPDATED POSTED FRIDAY, JAN. 6) The Danville Farmers’ Market scheduled reopening for the winter has been postponed. The market will reopen instead on Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Community Market building at 629 Craghead St. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Cabin Fever Music Series event postponed

Cabin Fever Music Series poster

(UPDATED POSTED FRIDAY, JAN. 6) The Cabin Fever Music Series concert scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 7, has been postponed due to winter storm forecast. The event will be rescheduled for a later date to be announced.

ORIGINAL STORY POSTED TUESDAY, JAN. 3

The C...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

City Council amends city budget for bond proceeds

Municipal Building exterior photo

City Council voted Tuesday night to amend the city budget to utilize $5.4 million in bond proceeds for various projects, including nearly $2.2 million for Danville Public Schools capital projects.

The list of school projects does not include as originally ...

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Posted on: December 30, 2016

Seven firefighters graduate from city’s fire academy

Fire Department logo

Nearly 75 family members and friends celebrated the graduation of the Danville Fire Department’s seven newest professional firefighters on Friday. Each firefighter received their individual badge, which was then pinned to their uniform.

The new firef...

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Posted on: December 29, 2016

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

Photo of City Council Chambers

City Council will meet Tuesday, Jan. 3, in a business session at 7 p.m., followed by a work session. Both sessions are open to the public.

The business session will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is loc...

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Posted on: December 29, 2016

Offices will close Monday for New Year’s holiday

Municipal Building exterior photo

With New Year’s Day falling on Sunday, the Municipal Building, all other City of Danville administrative offices and the public library will close in observance of the holiday on Monday, Jan. 2.

The James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) also wi...

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

Holiday Light Show draws record numbers

Community Holiday Light Show graphic

It was a record-breaking year for Danville Parks and Recreation’s Community Holiday Light Show; 2,550 cars and 31 buses carrying an estimated 9,600 people visited Ballou Park during the 15-night event while more than 2,000 photos of Santa were taken...

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Posted on: December 27, 2016

City collecting discarded natural Christmas trees

Photo of Christmas tree

The city of Danville’s Public Works Department wants to remind residents that natural Christmas trees are easily recyclable with the city composting program. Discarded Christmas trees will be collected when placed curbside with the yard waste collec...

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Posted on: December 22, 2016

City urges recycling of discarded gift boxes

Holiday shopping photo

With all the extra gift boxes associated with the holiday season, residents are encouraged to use the city’s recycling drop-off sites. Cardboard, wrapping paper and tissue paper are among the mixed paper products that can be recycled.

However, citize...

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Posted on: December 21, 2016

City Council OKs new police body-worn cameras

Photo of City Council Chambers

City Council voted Tuesday night to amend the city budget to include a grant that will be used to purchase 26 body-worn cameras for police officers. The new cameras will replace out-of-date units.

All police officers and investigators wear them daily mount...

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Posted on: December 21, 2016

Danville Transit adjusts schedule for holidays

Danville Transit buses

Danville Transit will operate on Friday, Dec. 23; however, it will not on Saturday, Dec. 24, and Monday, Dec. 26. Senior Transportation Services will transport dialysis patients to and from the dialysis clinic on Saturday, Dec. 24, and Monday, Dec. 26.

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Posted on: December 21, 2016

City offices will close for holidays

Municipal Building exterior photo

With Christmas Eve and Christmas Day falling on a weekend, the Municipal Building, all other City of Danville administrative offices and the public library will close in observance of the holidays on Friday, Dec. 23, and remain closed through Monday, Dec....

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Posted on: December 21, 2016

‘HOME’ ornament adorns Executive Mansion tree

'HOME' sign as seen on Executive Mansion tree

The City of Danville was among the cities and counties that participated in this year’s ornament collection for the holiday tree at the Executive Mansion in Richmond. The ornament representing Danville featured the “HOME” sig...

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Posted on: December 19, 2016

Six nights remain for Holiday Light Show

Community Holiday Light Show logo

The third annual Community Holiday Light Show enters its final week, with shows each night at Ballou Park through Friday, and then again Sunday night, which is Christmas Day. The show will not be open on Saturday night.

The show begins at 6 p.m. and closes...

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Posted on: December 19, 2016

City Council will meet in business, work sessions

City Council Chambers photo

City Council will meet Tuesday, Dec. 20, in a business session at 7 p.m., followed by a work session. Both sessions are open to the public.

The business session will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is lo...

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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 prio...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

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: January 10, 2017

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
Posted on: January 10, 2017

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: January 10, 2017

Arrest Photos

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

Arrest Photos in PDF format

Posted on: January 11, 2017

01-11-17 Missing Person Located.

Amanda Willhite has been located safe in North Carolina.

On 01-10-17 Danville detectives following up on an investigative lead, located Amanda Willhite in North Carolina. Willhite was in possession of the white Dodge van bearing Virginia tags VMT-8752. She...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

01-09-17 Homicide Information Update

The Danville Police Department is releasing updated vehicle formation on a van possibly being operated by Amanda Willhite, whose whereabouts are still unknown. 

The vehicle is described as a white Dodge van, VA registration VMT-8752. The attached imag...

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VMT 8752
Posted on: January 9, 2017

01-09-17 Robbery

At approximately 9:55 pm last night the Danville Police Department responded to the Dollar General at 1500 Westover Dr. in reference to a robbery. 

An employee of the business reports a black male suspect wearing dark pants, a dark hooded sweatshirt, ...

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Posted on: January 8, 2017

01-08-17 Homicide

The Danville Police Department is investigating a double homicide. 

At approximately 12:33 pm today Danville Police responded to a residence in the 300 block of Wrenn Dr. and discovered two unresponsive females. They were both pronounced dead at the s...

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Amanda Lynn Willhite
Posted on: January 6, 2017

01-06-17 Arrests for Purse Snatching

Jackson  Waddell

A joint investigation by the Danville Police Department and Caswell County Sheriffs Office into recent purse snatchings has resulted in three arrests.

Jawantez Kagion Waddell, 18 year old male from Danville, has been charged with one count of robbery (Va. ...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

01-05-17 Purse Snatching

The Danville Police Department and the Caswell County Sheriff's Office are investigating purse snatchings that occurred yesterday evening.

On 1-4-17 at approximately 6:40pm officers responded to the 200 Block of Courtland St. in reference to a purse snatch...

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Surveillance Photos
Posted on: December 30, 2016

12-30-16 Celebratory Gunfire

The Danville Police Department would like to remind the public about the dangers of “celebratory gunfire” this New Year’s Eve.

The discharging of a firearm in celebration of the New Year in the City of Danville is dangerous and illegal. 

Discharging a ...

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Posted on: December 18, 2016

12-18-16 Shooting Arrest

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Arrests have been made in the Friday evening shooting at Newton's Landing.

Trenton Elias Lovelace, age 19, of Pittsylvania County was arrested yesterday evening and charged with malicious wounding, use of firearm in the commission of a felony, and wea...

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Posted on: December 17, 2016

12-17-16 Shooting

A Pittsylvania County man was shot in the area of Newton's Landing yesterday evening. 

At approximately 10:47 pm yesterday an 18-year-old male reported that he was with several individuals at Newton's Landing when he was shot. The victim...

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Posted on: December 17, 2016

12-17-16 Armed Burglary Arrest

A man wanted for an armed burglary incident yesterday evening has been arrested. 

Gary Robinson, age 34, of Danville was arrested this morning without incident. He is currently being held in the Danville City Jail under no bond. 

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Posted on: December 17, 2016

12-16-16 Armed Burglary

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A Danville resident Gary Robinson is wanted for his part in a burglary while armed incident that happened in the 1300 block of Kemper Rd. at approximately 5:35 pm on 12-16-16. There are warrants on file for Robinson for burglary while armed and possession...

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

12-08-16 Homicide

At approximately 2:13 am Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to a report of an unresponsive male in a motor vehicle in the median of Route 29 near the intersection of Realty Rd. in Pittsylvania County. Upon arrival Deputies di...

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

12-05-16 Robbery Arrest

NicholasSpence

The suspect in an early morning robbery has been arrested.

After a brief investigation by the Danville Police Department 33 year old Pittsylvania County resident Nicholas Wade Spence Sr. was charged and arrested for the early morning Fas- Mart robbery at 1...

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

12-05-16 Robbery

On 12/5/15 at approximately 2:40am Danville Police respondedto the area of the Fas-Mart, 1730 South Main St.  The clerk reported that a male dressed in a
Virginia Tech sweatshirt entered the store and demanded the money.  The suspec...

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

12-02-16 Wanted Juvenile

Melik Smith

Due to the nature of these charges the Danville Police Department is sending out the following juvenile wanted information. 

The Danville Police Department currently holds warrants for 17 year old Melik Zydarius Smith of Danville.

Smith is wanted by th...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

11-29-16 Implementation of Cruise Lights on Patrol Vehicles

City of Danville Police cruisers will
soon be visible with steady display blue lights (not flashing) on the outer cornersof the light bars. These lights called "cruise lights" will be used
when driving normally or parked in your neighborhood.  Wi...

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

11-23-16 Firearms Security

The Danville Police Department is reminding citizens to please secure your personal firearms. 

Over the past 3 months there have been 32 firearms reported stolen in the city of Danville. The majority of these weapons were stolen from vehicles or resid...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

11-22-16 Charges Brought in 2013 Homicide

Charges have been brought in the 2013 shooting death of Antwan Rucker.

Today a grand jury issued indictments against 29-year-old Pierre Antoine Dixon. He is charged with the following offenses:

1) Capital Murder (VA State Code 18.2-31)

2) Robbery (VA State C...

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Pierre Antoine Dixon
Posted on: November 22, 2016

11-22-16 Murder Indictments / Suspect Wanted

Two men have been charged in a May homicide. 

Today a grand jury issued indictments against two men in connection with the shooting death of Dontes Simpson. Kareem Kaleek Dove, age 34, and Karseem Mareese Wilson, age 39, are charged with the following...

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Dove / Wilson
Posted on: November 19, 2016

11-19-16 Robbery

At approximately 12:30 am this morning Danville Police responded to the 1500 block of N.Main St. for a reported robbery. A 35-year-old Danville resident reported that he was leaving a store when he was approached by three (3) young black males. The ma...Read on...

Posted on: November 19, 2016

11-19-16 Homicide

The Danville Police Department is investigating a shooting that injured two and left a third man dead yesterday evening.

At approximately 10:20 pm yesterday Danville Police responded to the 200 block of Kemper Rd. for a report of shots fired. Upon arri...Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2016

11-18-16 Homicide Victim Identified.

The homicide victim from last night has been identified as 15 year old Sean Antwan Clayborne of Danville.

See Danville Police Department media release dated 11-18-16:

The Danville Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred yesterda...Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2016

11-18-16 Homicide

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

At approximately 11:25 pm yesterday Danville Police responded to the 100 block of Piney Forest Rd. for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival they discovered a ...Read on...

Posted on: November 12, 2016

11-12-16 Burglary / Firearm Charges

Two juveniles are in detention charged with multiple counts of burglary and a firearm offense.

Yesterday, Investigators went to George Washington High School to follow-up on burglaries that had occurred the previous day. Two students were detained, an...Read on...

Posted on: October 27, 2016

10-27-16 Drug Related Indictments

Multiple drug related indictments were handed down Monday by a Danville grand jury.

As a result of an ongoing drug investigation spanning several months, a total of 18 individuals have been charged with 38 separate offenses. With assistance from other...Additional Info

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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: January 10, 2017

City plans brief power outage in Whitmell area

Danville Utilities sign

Danville Utilities has scheduled a planned power outage for the Whitmell electric substation at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, to allow for preventative maintenance of a transformer. The outage is expected to be brief.

About 4,000 customers in the Whitmell ar...

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