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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

6 Stories
Posted on: December 17, 2014

Correction of Fire Victim's Name

The correct full name of the fire victim is Jeffery Carl Cumbo, Sr.

Posted on: December 16, 2014

Fire Victim Identified

The Medical Examiner’s office has identified the victim in Friday night’s fire as 56 year old Jeffery Dean Cumbo, Sr. The Examiner determined that Cumbo died as a result of smoke inhalation.

The Fire Marshal's Office... Read on...

Posted on: December 16, 2014

Structure Fire

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 646 Cardinal Place on Tuesday December 16, 2014 at 957am. Upon arrival at 1002 am, units found a two story residential apartment structure with light... Read on...

Posted on: December 13, 2014

Structure Fire On Carlson Ave

The Danville Fire Department to a reported structure fire at 70 Carlson Ave. with three engines one ladder truck a command unit and a safety officer. Upon arrival units found a one story residential structure with heavy... Read on...

Posted on: December 12, 2014

House Fire at 38 Carlson Avenue

On 12/12/14 at 12:40 AM the Danville Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire on Carlson Avenue off West Main Street. The first arriving engine reported smoke coming from 38 Carlson Avenue. Crews entered the... Read on...

Posted on: December 5, 2014

Fire on Eastwood Drive

The Danville Fire Department was dispatched to a building fire this morning at 0145 hours. The location was 260 Eastwood Drive, Lot 24.The first unit on scene reported a 16x24 storage building fully involved in fire. Due to... Read on...


Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

17 Stories
Posted on: December 18, 2014

City Council calls for more study on Stewart Street development

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City Council wants further study of 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... Read on...

Posted on: December 17, 2014

City Council hears analysis on Danville's housing market

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A housing market expert hired by the City of Danville says Danville is typical of soft market cities throughout the country where the defining characteristic is that demand exceeds supply and the housing stock does not match... Read on...

Posted on: December 17, 2014

Opera House Alley renovation now complete

Project engineer Karen Black at Main Street entrance to Opera House Alley

Renovation of Opera House Alley, a public alley adjacent the Ferrell Historic Lofts on Main Street, joins a growing list of completed River District projects.

The renovation included replacing roof drains with underground... Read on...

Posted on: December 16, 2014

Volunteers make Community Holiday Light Show a success

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The inaugural Community Holiday Light Show opened Monday in Ballou Park. Despite a great opening night, the event was successful before the first car ever entered the park.

“This show was built by the community, for the... Read on...

Posted on: December 15, 2014

Televista renews lease in Danville, plans to add jobs

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Telvista has renewed its lease and plans to add 300 new jobs, bringing the company's total employment in Danville to 580. Mayor Sherman Saunders called the new jobs a "Christmas present to our city that truly represents the spirit of the season."

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Posted on: December 15, 2014

River City TV airing Christmas parade nightly

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River City TV will air a taped broadcast of the Riverview Rotary Christmas Parade nightly through the Christmas holiday. The parade will air at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., except for Tuesday, Dec. 16, at which time the parade will... Read on...

Posted on: December 14, 2014

Cardboard Challenge garners statewide award for Danville

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Danville Parks and Recreation’s Cardboard Challenge was recently named Best New Program during Virginia Recreation and Park Society’s 60th Annual Conference held at The Homestead.

Highlighting each year’s conference is... Read on...

Posted on: December 10, 2014

City begins developing signage system for River District

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The City of Danville took steps this week toward developing a signage system for the River District that will welcome visitors to the district, direct motorists to public parking and attractions, and help pedestrians explore... Read on...

Posted on: December 5, 2014

River District Artisans opens on Main Street

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Danville city officials joined officials from several organizations, including the Danville Regional Foundation and Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce, on Friday afternoon in celebrating the grand opening of... Read on...

Grand opening, ribbon cutting photos
Posted on: December 3, 2014

City Council allocates bond proceeds for 10 projects

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City Council voted Tuesday night to allocate $3 million in bond proceeds for 10 projects, including renovations and improvements to streets in the River District, a Circuit Court courtroom and American Legion Stadium.

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Posted on: December 2, 2014

Committee continues electric services study

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The steering committee that will make recommendations on how best to cost-effectively serve Danville’s electric customers received a briefing Monday from an outside company that will conduct an assessment of every aspect of how the utility does business.

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Posted on: December 1, 2014

Holiday schedule for Public Works collections

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Citizens are reminded that the Public Works Department's collection of refuse, yard waste, loose leaves and curbside recycling will change for Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Collections on those two days are rescheduled for the following Saturday.

Holiday schedule....
Posted on: December 1, 2014

River City TV airing presentation on utility finances

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Danville Utilities customers will have the opportunity this week to view a presentation on the financial health of the city’s five utilities. A consulting firm made the presentation last week to the Danville Utility... Read on...

PowerPoint - Utilities Financial Overview
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 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: 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: December 16, 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: December 16, 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: December 16, 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: December 16, 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

29 Stories
Posted on: December 6, 2014

12-06-14 Homicide

A Danville man is in jail facing murder charges following the death of a man earlier today.

At approximately 11:38 am this morning, Police and EMS personnel responded to a residence in the 200 block of Ash St. for a... Johnathon Blake Landrum

Johnathon Blake Landrum
Posted on: November 27, 2014

11-26-14 Robbery

On 11-26-14 at approximately 11:45 pm Danville Police responded to a reported robbery at the Citgo 2434 N. Main St. The 23 year old clerk stated as she was closing the store a male subject came into the store wielding a... Read on...

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: 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

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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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