Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

1 Story
Posted on: August 7, 2015

House fire at 736 Stokes Street

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 736 Stokes Street at 5:13 pm this evening. Crews arrived on scene at 5:16pm and found moderate smoke coming from the front window of a one story residential house. Engine 1's cr...Read on...


Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

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Posted on: August 27, 2015

Danville Transit will launch automated notification system

Danvilel Transit buses file photo

The Danville Transit System will begin using an automated interactive phone system on Monday, Aug. 31, to inform passengers who have reserved service of their scheduled boarding time.

The phone system is intended to improve customer service by alleviat...Read on...

Posted on: August 26, 2015

City will seek proposals for outsourcing water plant operations

Water treatment plant file photo

The City of Danville will seek proposals from commercial water plant operators in order to determine whether operation of the city’s water treatment plant and storage facilities could be cost-effectively privatized.

The proposals would solicit statemen...Read on...

Posted on: August 25, 2015

Danville Utilities warns of bill payment scam

Danville Utilities signage

Danville Utilities is warning its customers about a payment scam involving a threat to disconnect service if payment of their utility bill is not made immediately. Commercial businesses are the target.

In this scam, the businesses received a phone call...Read on...

Posted on: August 25, 2015

Danville welcomes Brewed Awakening to River District

Brewed Awakening ribbon cutting

Danville city officials joined other area leaders and citizens Tuesday morning in welcoming Brewed Awakening as the latest addition to the River District’s growing list of restaurant options.

The restaurant is located at 610 Craghead St. and serves gou...Read on...

Posted on: August 21, 2015

City Council, IDA view parking deck presentation

Parking deck rendering

Danville City Council and the Industrial Development Authority this week reviewed preliminary designs for a six-floor parking deck that would stretch from Main Street to Spring along North Union Street.

The parking deck would provide 618 parking spaces...Read on...

Posted on: August 21, 2015

Tickets available for Jam on the Dan

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Tickets remain available for Jam on the Dan on Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Carrington Pavilion. The concert features three Americana and country music bands: Yarn with Josh Shilling, L Shape Lot and The Band Concord.

Tickets are $20 for general admission...Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2015

Council affirms decision on historic district house

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City Council affirmed Tuesday night a decision made earlier this year by the Commission of Architectural Review to allow a rear porch of a house in the Old West Neighborhood to be enclosed with vinyl double doors and vinyl siding.

The CAR also allowed ...Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2015

Free outdoor movie will bring ‘Annie’ to big screen

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Danville Parks and Recreation’s Movies in the Park summer series will conclude on Friday, Aug. 21, at Ballou Park, with the film “Annie.” The movie will begin at 9 p.m.

In case of rain, the movie will be relocated to Coates Recreation Center on Westove...Read on...

Posted on: August 14, 2015

Firehouse magazine features Lynn Street fire station

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Firehouse, a news and information magazine for the fire service, has featured Lynn Street fire station in its latest edition. In addition to an active station, it houses a museum and memorials.

The articles calls the memorials a tangible appreciation t...Read on...

Magazine story....
Posted on: August 14, 2015

Danville United officers remain unchanged

Danville United logo

The Rev. Ron Johnson agreed Thursday night to continue to serve as chairman of the Danville United Community Relations Coalition. The Rev. John Carroll also agreed to continue as vice chairman.

Johnson is pastor at Holbrook Presbyterian Church in Danvi...Read on...

Posted on: August 11, 2015

Mayor: Region stronger, must continue to adapt

Mayor delivers State of the Region address

Mayor Sherman Saunders told area business leaders on Tuesday that the region is growing stronger because the spirit of reinvention is at work. Going forward, the region must continue to adapt to changes and challenges, he said.

Saunders’ comments came ...Read on...

Full text of mayor's speech
Posted on: August 10, 2015

Tickets on sale for Jam on the Dan

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Tickets are now on sale for Jam on the Dan on Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Carrington Pavilion. The concert features three Americana and country music bands: Yarn with Josh Shilling, L Shape Lot and The Band Concord.

Tickets are $20 for general admission ...Read on...

Posted on: August 6, 2015

Danville removes Confederate flag from grounds of Sutherlin Mansion

City Council meeting file photo

Danville Police on Thursday night removed the Third National flag of the Confederate States of America from the grounds of the Sutherlin Mansion following City Council’s adoption of a flag ordinance.

Police Chief Philip Broadfoot said his department wa...Read on...

Posted on: August 6, 2015

Paticipants needed for Community Light Show

Community light show graphic

Danville Parks and Recreation is looking for groups to participate in the 2016 Community Holiday Light Show. This year’s event will be held Dec. 12 -27 in Ballou Park. Groups can range from school or organizational specific to family and friends.

Last...Read on...

Posted on: August 6, 2015

Fantastic Shakers will perform in concert Friday

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Danville Harvest Jubilee will hold its final Fridays at the Crossing concert of the year on Friday, Aug. 7, with The Fantastic Shakers playing a variety of up-tempo dance and rock music. The concert will be held at the Carrington Pavilion. Gates open at 6...Read on...

Posted on: August 3, 2015

City Council meets Thursday in business session

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City Council will meet Thursday night, Aug. 6, with a business session beginning at 7 p.m. The business session will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is located at 427 Patton Street.

No work session i...Read on...

Agenda....
Posted on: August 3, 2015

Neighborhoods prepare for National Night Out events

National Night Out logo

The annual National Night Out on Tuesday will feature activities at nine neighborhood sites across Danville. Opening ceremonies will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Trinity United Methodist Church, which is located at 409 Arnett Blvd.

City C...Read on...

Posted on: July 30, 2015

Library hosts traveling exhibit, speaker series

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Danville Public Library will host the “Strong Men and Women in Virginia History” traveling exhibit until Saturday, Aug. 22. The exhibit honors eight African Americans for their contributions to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

To complement the display, t...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: August 25, 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: August 25, 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: August 25, 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: August 25, 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

33 Stories
Posted on: August 16, 2015

08-16-15 Robbery Arrests

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Arrests have been made in the robbery that occurred early yesterday morning on Wyllie Ave.

Three individuals have been charged with the following offenses:

18.2-22/18.2-58 - Conspiracy to Commit Robbery
18.2-58 - Robbery18.2-58.1 - Carjacking
1...Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2015

08-16-15 Shooting

On 8-16-15 at approximately 3:30 am, a 20 year old male reported to police that he was walking in the 400 block of Wooding Ave. when a dark colored vehicle with four black males inside pulled up. He was shot in the left knee before the suspects fled the ...Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2015

08-15-15 Robbery

On 8-15-15 at approximately 4:30 am a 37 year old male reported to police that he was walking in the 100 block of Wyllie Ave. after parking his vehicle when he was assaulted by 2 black males with a hammer and robbed. The victim's van was taken but ...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2015

08-12-15 Robbery Follow-up

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A possible suspect vehicle involved in recent robberies was located this morning.

Shortly before 10:30 am this morning a Danville Patrol Officer discovered a Dodge pickup bearing Tennessee tags in the area of First St. and Abbott St. This vehicle match...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2015

08-12-15 Robbery

Danville Police responded to a call of a robbery in the 1400 block of Halifax Road last night.

At 10:55 PM, Danville Police responded to a reported robbery in the 1400 block of Halifax Road. A Danville City resident advised a skinny black male 20s wear...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2015

08-12-15 Robbery

Danville Police responded to a call of a robbery in the 1900 block of Halifax Road last night.

At 10:50 PM, Danville Police responded to a reported robbery in the 1900 block of Halifax Road. A Danville City resident advised a black male 6’0” skinny wea...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2015

08-12-15 Robbery

Danville Police responded to a call of a robbery in the 100 block of Northwest Boulevard last night.

At 10:45 PM, Danville Police responded to a reported robbery in the 100 block of Northwest Boulevard. A Pittsylvania County resident advised a black ma...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2015

08-11-15 Robbery

At 8:45 PM, Danville Police responded to a reported robbery in the 700 block of Lanier Avenue.

A Danville City resident advised a black male in his 20s, slim build, with a medium afro wearing a green t-shirt and blue jeans approached him. The suspect p...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2015

08-11-15 Robbery

Danville Police responded to a call of a robbery in the 1300 block of Washington Street last night.

At 9:30 PM, on August 10, 2015 Danville Police responded to a reported robbery in the 1300 block of Washington Street. A Danville City resident advised ...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2015

08-11-15 Robbery

At 9:00 PM, on August 10, 2015 Danville Police responded to a reported robbery in the 1400 block of Blair Loop Road. A Danville City resident advised a black male wearing a dark colored t-shirt, jeans and a bandanna covering his face approached her. The s...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2015

08-08-15 Robbery

On 08-08-15 at 1221AM a 53 year old Danville man reported to police he was sitting in his parked car on Chambers St when he was approached by 4 male subjects. One of the male suspects produced a handgun and demanded victim’s money.

The suspects took an...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2015

08-10-15 Robbery

On 8-10-15 at 328AM Danville Police responded to a reported robbery of The Pilot Gas Station located 110 Riverpoint Rd.

Witnesses say that a masked male suspect entered the store and approached a clerk. The suspect produced what appeared to be a handgu...Read on...

Posted on: August 10, 2015

08-11-15 Additional Homicide Arrests Made

Additional homicide charges have been brought in the shooting death of Bennie Wesley Sigmon in June of this year.

Pursuant to Virginia State Code 16.1-301, the following juvenile arrest information is being released for this particular incident due to ...Williams Ferrell

Williams Ferrell
Posted on: August 11, 2015

08-11-15 Robbery

A female Danville resident reports she was robbed today. The 60 year old victim told police she was getting into her car in the parking lot in the 200 block of Nor Dan Dr. when a burgundy 4 door pickup truck being operated by a b/m in his 20's or 3...Read on...

Posted on: July 30, 2015

07-30-15 Hit and Run Arrest.

Demetrius Staten

The hit and run suspect from yesterdays crash in the 100 block of Piney Forest Road has been located and arrested. Demetrius Allen Staten turn himself in today at the Danville Magistrates office. Staten is a 24 year old Danville resident. Staten was devel...Read on...

Posted on: July 14, 2015

07-14-15 Robbery

On 07-13-15 at approximately 10:22 pm, officers responded to Arby's, 1325 Piney Forest Road, in reference to a robbery. An employee of the business stated she had entered her personal vehicle in the parking lot and placed a cash deposit on the fr...Read on...

Posted on: June 13, 2015

06-13-15 Homicide

The Danville Police Department is investigating an early morning shooting that left one man dead and two others injured.

At approximately 2:58 am this morning Police responded to the 400 block of Van Buren St. for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival ...Read on...

Posted on: June 10, 2015

6-10-2015 Two Injured in Industrial Accident

Shortly after 9 am this morning Police,Fire and Rescue units responded to a possible electrocution at a work site in the 200 block of Kentuck Rd. A boom lift operator and his coworker accidentally came into contact with live electrical power lines. Both ...Read on...

Posted on: June 9, 2015

06-10-15 Murder Arrest

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A man has been charged in the connection with the shooting death of Bennie Wesley Sigmon last week.

Yesterday evening, Danville Police arrested Evin Javahn Shaw, age 18, of Danville. He is charged with 1st Degree Murder. He was taken into custody with...Read on...

Posted on: June 4, 2015

06-04-15 Shooting Victim Identified.

The victim from this mornings shooting has been identified.

The reported shooting victim at a home in the 2000 block of Rocklawn Place this morning was pronounced dead at 6:53am at the Danville Regional Medical Center. The victim has been identified as...Read on...

Posted on: June 4, 2015

06-04-15 Shooting

On 6-4-15 at 420AM police units responded to Rocklawn Place in reference to a subject being shot.

Upon arrival units found a 48 year old Danville man shot in the driveway of his residence. It was reported to police that the man went outside to confron...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2015

06-01-15 Missing Adult Update

Missing adult has been located. Missing adult Lydia Bowers has been located in Lynchburg Virginia by family members.

Posted on: June 1, 2015

06-01-15 Missing Adult

Lydia Bowers

The Danville Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating a woman who has been missing since 4pm on 05-31-15.

Lydia Ellen Bowers, age 22, was reported as missing from the residence in the 200 block of Nelson Ave. by family me...Read on...

Posted on: May 29, 2015

05-29-15 Larceny from Vehicles

The Danville Police Department is currently investigating numerous incidents of larcenies from vehicles which occurred during the overnight hours on 05-28-15 and the early morning hours of 05-29-15. The majority of the thefts occurred in the Kemper Road a...Read on...

Posted on: May 18, 2015

05-18-15 Runaway Juvenile

Rodneeka Valentine

On 05-16-15 the Danville Police Department took a report of a juvenile who ran away from the residence of a relative in the 400 block of Stephens St.

Rodneeka Taviona Valentine 11 years of age was reported as a runaway from a family members residence...Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2015

05-13-15 Breaking and Entering Arrest.

Coleman Jimmy Phelps Jr.

On 05-12-15 at approximately 1:19 am, officers responded to the 100 block of Riverview Ave. in reference to a B&E, assault and abduction.

The victim reported that he and his female friend were inside when the suspect kicked in the back door of the ...Read on...

Posted on: May 8, 2015

05-08-15 Runaway Juvenile Returned.

Runaway juvenile Ti'ron Sayid Chaney has been located and returned to his mother.

Ti'ron was located today near the 100 block of Melrose Dr. uninjured and wearing the same clothing he was reported to be wearing when he ran away yesterday...Read on...

Posted on: May 8, 2015

05-08-15 Runaway Juvenile.

Ti'ron Sayid Chaney

At approximately 7:08pm on 05-07-15 the Danville Police Department responded to the 200 Block of Timberlake Rd. in reference to a runaway juvenile.

Ti’ron Sayid Chaney 10 years of age was reported as a runaway from his residence in the 200 block of Ti...Read on...

Posted on: May 4, 2015

05-02-15 Escapee from Southern Virginia Mental Health

Tyler Lee Ingram

Danville Police responded to 142 S. Main Street at 1:45 a.m. in regard to an
escaped Southern Virginia Mental Health Patient who had been brought in fortreatment.

Tyler Lee Ingram, white male, 5’10”, brown Hair, blue eyes, was brought into
the DRMC...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: August 26, 2015

City will seek proposals for outsourcing water plant operations

Water treatment plant file photo

The City of Danville will seek proposals from commercial water plant operators in order to determine whether operation of the city’s water treatment plant and storage facilities could be cost-effectively privatized.

The proposals would solicit statemen...Read on...

Posted on: August 25, 2015

Danville Utilities warns of bill payment scam

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Danville Utilities is warning its customers about a payment scam involving a threat to disconnect service if payment of their utility bill is not made immediately. Commercial businesses are the target.

In this scam, the businesses received a phone call...Read on...