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Posted on: August 16, 2018

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

Photo of Council Chambers

City Council will meet Tuesday, Aug. 21, 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: August 14, 2018

Tickets available for Easton Corbin concert

Danville Harvest Jubilee logo

Tickets remain available for Danville Harvest Jubilee’s concert featuring Easton Corbin, with special guests Adam Doleac and Josh Mirenda. They will perform live on Friday, Aug. 17, at the Carrington Pavilion.

The concert is part of the Harvest J...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 11, 2018

Mayor dedicates Ruby B. Archie Public Library

Ruby B. Archie Public Library sign outside building entrance

Mayor Alonzo Jones today dedicated the public library building at 511 Patton St. as the Ruby B. Archie Public Library. The naming of the building, he said, was a fitting tribute to Archie, who was an “exceptional leader, an exceptional educator ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 9, 2018

Police officers welcome students back to school

Danville Police officers prepare to ride school buses

In support of the Danville Public School system's start of the new school year, Danville Police welcomed students back to school today. Officers rode buses and greeted students on school grounds.

The effort was part of the Police Department’s com...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 8, 2018

Neighborhoods participate in National Night Out

National Night Out 2018 logo

Mayor Alonzo Jones, City Council members and City staff participated in National Night Out activities at 13 neighborhood sites across the city Tuesday evening.

The Police Department coordinates the event to build new community connections and strengthen ex...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 7, 2018

Back to school: Safely share the streets

Back to school logo

With area schools starting back for fall classes, remember to safely share the streets with school buses, pedestrians and bicyclists and provide children with the necessary knowledge to stay safe at school.

The Danville Police Department shares tips on how...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 7, 2018

Art trail will showcase nine new sculptures

Jim Gallucci Koi Bench

The votes have been tallied and the winners of this year’s People’s Choice Vote for the next round of the Danville Art Trail are “Koi Bench” by Jim Gallucci and “Triad” by Scott Strader.

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 6, 2018

City sets library renaming ceremony for Saturday

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The City of Danville invites the community to the renaming dedication ceremony of the Danville Public Library main branch on Saturday, Aug. 11, beginning at 11 a.m. Danville City Council has decided, on the recommendation of the Alpha Phi Omega Chapter, A...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 7, 2018

Free concert will feature bluegrass band

Music on Main Logo

Danville Parks and Recreation’s Music on Main concert series will continue in the River District at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9, with the bluegrass band The New Habit.

The hard-driving, young bluegrass band consists of Josh Marlowe on guitar, Brandon Dick...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 3, 2018

Council meeting to be held on Thursday

Photo of Council Chambers

The next meeting of City Council will be held on Thursday, Aug. 9, instead of the first Tuesday of the month as normal. The change in dates is to allow City Council to attend National Night Out activities on Tuesday, Aug. 7.

Meeting agendas are posted.

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 3, 2018

Riverwalk Trail users asked to avoid flooded sections

PlayDanville logo

Due to the recent rain amounts, Parks and Recreation reminds Riverwalk Trail users to avoid flooded sections of the trail.

While the majority of the trail is clear of flood waters, low-lying sections could be under water or close to being underwater and po...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 30, 2018

Mainline Trolley service changes begin Friday

Mainline Trolley stop at the Danville Science Center

The Danville Transit System will initiate new route and schedule changes for the Mainline Trolley service on Friday, Aug. 3, that will expand transportation access and improve passenger convenience for the operation.

One of the major service changes includ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 27, 2018

Police officers continue community engagement

Cedar Terrace youth engagement photo

The Police Department today held its second community engagement day in as many days. Today, the officers were at Cedar Terrace Apartments. On Thursday, officers were at Danville Family Homes on Joanis Drive.

The events included games, music, food and info...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 26, 2018

Police Department holds sixth community walk

Police car with Community and Youth Engagement logo

Danville Police officers walked door-to-door Thursday evening in the neighborhood of the Woodside Village Apartments. The apartments are located at 1321 Piney Forest Road. They talked with residents about their needs and how the Police Department can make...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 23, 2018

Danville Utilities launches newly redesigned website

Danville Utilities website screenshot

Danville Utilities invites customers to explore its newly redesigned website — danvilleutilities.com. The mobile friendly website serves as a one-stop shop for all information regarding electric, natural gas and water services.

This information i...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 23, 2018

Free concert will feature Elvis tribute artist

Music on Main Logo

Danville Parks and Recreation’s Music on Main concert series will continue in the River District at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, with Elvis tribute artist Wayne Euliss.

Euliss is a Guilford County, N.C., resident who has been bringing the late...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

News Flash

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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Additional Info... Danville, VA Police Activity Report
Posted on: August 14, 2018

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
Posted on: August 14, 2018

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: August 14, 2018

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: August 14, 2018

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

News Flash

Posted on: August 16, 2018

08-16-18 Homicide victim identified

The victim from this mornings homicide at 330 Henry Street has been identified as 46 year-old Charlie Junior Williams of Danville. See previous Danville Police media release:

This morning at approximately 7:35 a.m. Danville Police and emergency pe...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2018

08-16-18 Homicide

This morning at approximately 7:35 a.m. Danville Police and emergency personnel responded 330 Henry Street in reference to a vehicle with the drivers window shattered and an unresponsive male sitting inside. The caller also advised there was blood inside ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2018

08-15-18 Recovered stolen vehicle

The Norris Funeral Services flatbed truck that was reported stolen Monday from McDonalds on Piney Forest Road was recovered overnight in Greensboro NC.

 The Danville Police Department is still seeking help from the public about the identi...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2018

08-14-18 Stolen vehicle

Yesterday at approximately 10:08 a.m., officers were dispatched to 1435 Piney Forest Road (McDonalds) in reference to a stolen vehicle.

A male employee of Norris Funeral Home reported a 2008 white 3500 flatbed truck with Virginia tags TW20170 that he was o...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2018

08-09-18 Escape Custody

Miller, Raven J.

Today at approximately 10:59am Danville Police were in the process of transporting 28-year-old Danville resident, Raven Juowane Miller from Sovah Health to the Danville City Jail when he escaped police custody with force. Miller was wanted for Parole viol...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2018

Danville Police will have increased presence for start of the school year.

In support of the Danville Public School system's start of the new school year, police officers will be among those welcoming area students back to school tomorrow August 9th.

Some officers will be riding school buses with students. Others will be at the s...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2018

07-30-18 Carl Kennedy Extradition

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Carl Ray Kennedy was extradited back to Danville last Friday 07-27-18 to face local charges of domestic assault and abduction. He is currently being held in the Danville City Jail. Kennedy was scheduled for arraignment this morning at 8:30am in Danville J...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2018

07-25-18 Community Engagement Walk

Danville Police Chief Scott Booth and officers of the Danville Police Department will hold a community engagement walk tomorrow 7/26/18, in the Woodside Village neighborhood located at 1321 Piney Forest Road. This will be the sixth such walk in a planned ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2018

07-19-18 Robbery

 Last night, 07-18-18
at approximately 9:15p.m. Danville police responded to Carniceria 2 Toroslocated at 215 Westover Drive in reference to a robbery.

A female employee reported she was robbed after closing the
business. The victim advised a ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2018

07-25-18 Reward Offered.

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The Danville Virginia Police Department, in partnership
with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and the NationalShooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), have announced a joint reward, of up to
$7,000.00, for information leading t...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2018

07-17-18 Suspect indicted for murder.

Today a Danville grand jury indicted 24 year-old Danville resident Marshall Sylvan Silver Jr. on one count of first degree murder, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, in the July 5th homicide of 55 year-old Allan Wright. Silver re...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2018

07-13-18 Arrest in recent homicide.

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 On July 5, 2018 at
7:03AM, The Danville Police Department responded to the 200 block of ClementAvenue and discovered the body 55-year-old Allan Wright of Danville in the yard
of a residence. The investigation foundthat Mr. Wright died from...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 11, 2018

07-11-18 Danville Police Youth Academy Graduation

A graduation ceremony for the Danville Police Department Youth Police Academy is scheduled for this Thursday 07-12-18, at 1:00pm. The academy has been in session since June 25th and is the police departments first youth academy. The ceremony will take pla...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2018

07-09-18 Homicide update

The victim from the homicide on Thursday 07-05-18 in the 200 block of Clement Avenue, died as the result of a gunshot wound according to a preliminary report from the medical examiners office. The incident continues to be investigated as a homici...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 5, 2018

7-5-2018 Homicide victim identified.

The victim from today's early morning homicide has been identified as 55 year-year old Allan Wright of Danville,Va.  

This morning at approximately 7:03am Danville Police received an emergency call that a person was lying in the yard in the 200 bl...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2018

06-29-18 Wanted person

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The Danville Police Department is asking for help from the public in locating a wanted person.

Willie Henry Graves 31, is wanted on a probation violation stemming from a previous felony conviction. 

Graves is a documented gang member with numerous ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2018

06-28-18 Community Engagement Walk

Danville Police Chief Scott Booth and officers of the
Danville Police Department will hold a community engagement walk this afternoonin the Almagro neighborhood located in the Betts Street and Mabin Street areas.
This will be the fifth such walk in a ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2018

06-28-18 Robbery

On 6-28-18 at approximately 3:40AM a clerk at the Fas-Mart located at
1411 South Boston Rd reported a White Male entered the store and robbed him atgunpoint. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money and cigarettes from
the store and fled on foo...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2018

06-27-18 Improvised incendiary device arrest.

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On June 25th a Danville grand jury issued three indictments against 28 year- old Colby Stefan Deshazo of Danville. These indictments are as follows:

Feloniously manufacture/possess a bomb/explosive device in violation of Virginia state code 18.2-85.

Felonio...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2018

Danville Police Major Graduates from FBI National Academy

Wiles FBINA graduation

Danville Police Major Chris Wiles recently attended and graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy.  The ten week academy held at Quantico, Virginia was the 272nd Session and hosted law enforcement leaders from 48 states...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2018

Meet the Chief

A local resident has invited his neighbors and Danville PD Chief Scott Booth to a Meet the Chief event. Local resident Hakim Abdullah has scheduled a Meet the Chief event for Saturday June 23, 2018 from 1 pm - 3 pm. Chief Booth and Mr. Abdullah met today ...

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Additional Info... Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2018

06-18-18 Charges Brought In Weekend Shooting

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Eric Tashawn Coleman Jr. age 26 , of Danville has been charged in connection with the shooting on Withers Rd. Sunday, June 17, 2018. 

Coleman has been charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. During the incident Coleman was wound...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Federal Charges to be announced at 1:30 pm Press Conference in Danville

DANVILLE, Va. – On Thursday, June 14 at 1:30 p.m., United States Attorney Thomas T.Cullen, Adam S. Lee Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond Division, along with officialsfrom the Danville Police Department, Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office, t...

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Additional Info... Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2018

06-07-18 Wanted Person

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The Danville Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating 18-year-old Donte Bruce Hawkins. 

Hawkins is currently wanted in the 5-17-18 robbery of Tobacco and More and 5-19-18 robbery in the Walgreens parking lot. Hawkins is cha...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2018

05-18-18 Robbery Arrests

Grill Robbery Suspects

Arrests have been made in an armed robbery that occurred earlier this week.

Shortly after the robbery call came in Wednesday afternoon regarding The Grill restaurant on Watson Street, Patrol Officers quickly located a vehicle in the 800 block of Stokes Str...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2018

05-18-18 Robbery

Tobacco and More Suspect 1

At approximately 6:02 pm yesterday afternoon, Danville Police responded to Tobacco and More located on Franklin Turnpike for a report of a robbery. 

The victim reported that two males dressed in black and wearing hoodies entered the store. One was...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Community Engagement Walk

Comm Walk

Danville Police Chief Scott Booth and officers of the Danville Police Department will hold a community engagement walk Thursday afternoon May 17, 2018 in the neighborhood adjacent to North Main St and Moffett St. and in the vicinity of the Woodrow Wilson ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2018

05-16-18 Robbery

Today at approximately 1:49pm Danville Police responded to "The Grill" at 116 Watson Street in reference to a reported robbery. 

Once on the scene officers spoke to a store employee who stated 3 black males wearing masks had entered the ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Criminal Identity Theft Incident

Brain Lamont Terry Jr

The Danville Police Department is currently investigating a criminal identity theft incident that occurred during the month of April. The Weekly Arrest Report and Arrest Photos Report posted May 01, 2018 have been republished due to an ongoing investigati...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Free Community Shred Event

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The Danville Police Department has partnered with URW Community Federal Credit Union and Commonwealth Document Management to bring area residents the opportunity to protect against ID Theft and rid their homes of excess paperwork. This FREE event is open ...

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Additional Info... Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2018

Prescription Drug Take Back event set for Saturday April 28 from 10 until 2

Don't Be the Dealer

Danville VA – On Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Danville Police Department, the Danville Sheriffs Office, and the Regional Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention will participate in the  Drug Enforcement Administration 1...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2018

04-17-2018 Community Engagement Walk

Danville Police Chief Scott Booth
and officers of the Danville Police Department will hold a community engagementwalk Wednesday afternoon April 18, 2018 in the Old West End neighborhood. This
will be the third such walk in a planned series spanning th...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Police seek assistance from the public in stolen vehicle incident

Photo Collage - Stolen Vehicle - Suspect Vehicle 2 unknown suspects

The Danville Police Department is currently investigating a motor vehicle theft incident that occurred on April 2, 2018 at an area gas station. The reporting party stepped inside the gas station to pay for a fuel purchase leaving the keys in the vehicle. ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2018

Danville Man wanted in connection with a shooting incident

Marcus Maurice Hunt

A Danville Man is currently wanted in connection with a recent shooting incident at a local restaurant on March 29, 2018. Marcus Maurice Hunt age 31 is wanted on charges of: Malicious Wounding in violation of VA State Code 18.2-51.2 and Use of a Firearm i...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2018

03-19-2018 Community Engagement Walk

Danville Police Chief Scott Booth and other police staff will hold a community engagement walk Thursday afternoon March 22, 2018 in the neighborhoods adjacent to GLH Johnson Elementary School.

The walk will begin at 2 p.m. at the picnic shelter located on ...

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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

News Flash

Posted on: July 23, 2018

Danville Utilities launches newly redesigned website

Danville Utilities website screenshot

Danville Utilities invites customers to explore its newly redesigned website — danvilleutilities.com. The mobile friendly website serves as a one-stop shop for all information regarding electric, natural gas and water services.

This information includes ra...

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