News Flash

Posted on: December 14, 2018

Structure Fire on Reuben Court

The Danville Fire Department was dispatched to a residence on fire at 135 Reuben Court, Lot 19, today at 2:53pm. The first arriving engine reported heavy smoke conditions at a single-wide trailer. The occupant was outside and advised Engine 6 no one was i...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

News Flash

Posted on: December 14, 2018

VDOT closes northbound section of U.S. 29 Bypass

Traffic alert sign

The Virginia Department of Transportation today closed the northbound section of the Danville Expressway/U.S. 29 Bypass over Barkers Branch near the Danville Welcome Center. The closure is due to a pipe failure.

Through traffic is being detoured at the sta...

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Map of detour.... Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 14, 2018

City honors first Project Imagine graduates

Project Imagine logo - color

A graduation ceremony was held today for the first Project Imagine class, with the five members receiving certificates for completing a nine-week work readiness program that gives gang-affiliated youth a future off the streets by providing them with a pai...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 12, 2018

Fifth annual Holiday Light Show resumes

Community holiday light show logo

The fifth annual Community Holiday Light Show resumes tonight, with shows each night at Ballou Park through Christmas Day, except for Christmas Eve. The show begins at 6 p.m. and closes at 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturd...

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

City Council to consider opioid crisis lawsuit

Photo of Council Chambers

City Council next week will consider adopting a resolution declaring the opioid crisis a public nuisance that must be abated. If adopted, the City of Danville will join other government agencies across the nation in suing drug manufacturers and wholesale ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 10, 2018

City snowfall highest one-day total in 22 years

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Danville on Sunday received its highest one-day snowfall in 22 years, according to official records from the National Weather Service.

A total of 12.5 inches of snow was measured at Danville Regional Airport on Sunday. Snow began falling around 3 a.m. on S...

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

Snowplow crews to move into residential streets

Snowplow photo

STORY POSTED 6 P.M. SUNDAY: Here is the latest situation report. It includes weather forecast updates and things citizens need to know regarding our storm response.

  • Danville is under a winter storm warning until 11 a.m. Monday. Snow began falling in Danvil...
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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 9, 2018

Winter storm leads to closings, cancellations

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The winter storm will affect a number of City of Danville services and programs for Monday. Here is a list of service and program cancellations and building closings:

  • Danville Transit will not operate on Monday. The decision includes all transportation ser...
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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 8, 2018

Highway section dedicated to honor Wendell Scott Sr.

Wendell O. Scott Sr. Memorial Highway sign

State and local leaders gathered today to dedicate a section of the Danville Expressway in memory of Danville native son and NASCAR legend and Hall of Fame driver Wendell O. Scott Sr.

Signs are in place marking the 8.5-mile section from U.S. 29 Business at...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 5, 2018

Mayor proclaims Saturday as Wendell Scott Sr. Day

Exterior photo of Municipal Building

Mayor Alonzo Jones on Tuesday night proclaimed Saturday, Dec. 8, as Wendell O. Scott Sr. Day in Danville. On that day, two events will be held in memory of the Danville native son and NASCAR legend and Hall of Fame driver.

At 2 p.m. on Saturday, state and ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 4, 2018

Police Department shares holiday safety tips

Holiday shopping - Santa holding gift bags

The Danville Police Department would like you to have a safe holiday season! Follow these tips and remember to report any suspicious activity:

  • After dark, shop with a friend if possible.
  • Bring only cash and the credit cards you will need while shop...
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Additional Info... Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 3, 2018

Library begins ‘Donation December’ campaign

Statue outside main branch of Danville Public Library system

Pay it forward this holiday season and clear your library fines by participating in Danville Public Library's “Donation December” program. For every donation of an unopened travel or full size toiletry item, the library will w...

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

Police Department holds 10th community walk

Police car with Community and Youth Engagement logo

Danville Police officers walked door-to-door Thursday evening in the Seminole Trail neighborhood. More than 30 members of the department — along with members of the Sheriff's Office — went door to door talking with neighbors.

They talke...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Streetlight conversion project hits milestone

Danville Utilities logo

Danville Utilities’ streetlight conversion project has reached a milestone, with more than one quarter of the 4,000 standard sodium vapor lamps scheduled for conversion having been replaced with light-emitting diodes, or LEDs.

The project, which ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 28, 2018

New story map digs into Danville’s roots

Screenshot of Danville Roots story map

The City of Danville’s Information Technology Department has created an online story map called “Danville Roots,” showcasing story points that capture the 225 years of the city’s history.

Each story point includes an...

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

Holiday Market, Trail Walk to kick off festivities

Christmas parade - Santa in sleigh

Parks and Recreation once again will offer a full lineup of holiday events in December, beginning this weekend with the 10th annual Holiday Market, the Luminaria Trail Walk and the Riverview Rotary Christmas Parade.

Here is the December schedule:

10th Annua...

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

SBA loan center enters final week in city

Storm cleanup image

The Small Business Administration’s Disaster Loan Outreach Center today entered its final week in Danville to assist businesses and residents affected by Tropical Storm Michael from Oct. 10 to Oct. 15.

The center is located at 515 Main St. The ho...

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SBA fact sheet - Disaster loans... Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: November 21, 2018

Mount Cross Road widening set to begin

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The Public Works Department has issued a notice for the contractor to proceed with the Mount Cross Road improvement project, which would widen the roadway from Lowe’s Drive to Dimon Drive to five lanes with a center turn lane.

Weather permitting,...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

News Flash

Posted on: December 11, 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: December 11, 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: December 11, 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: December 11, 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: December 12, 2018

12-12-18 Shooting arrests

Hairston-Gladden

Danville Police have charged two people in connection with last night's shooting involving a Virginia State Police special agent. 

Police have charged 19-year-old Daviez Daquan Hairston of Danville with the following:

One count of attempted malicio...

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

12-12-18 Shooting

Five individuals are in custody this morning after firing shots at a Virginia State Police vehicle Tuesday night. The State Police special agent driving the unmarked police vehicle was not injured, despite his vehicle being shot with multiple bullets.&...

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

11-29-18 Community Walk

Danville Police Chief Scott Booth and officers of the Danville Police Department will hold a community engagement walk today, 11/29/18 in the Seminole Trail neighborhood.  This will be the tenth such walk in a planned series spanning the balance ...

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

11-19-18 Charges Brought in Homicide

On November 13, 2018 at approximately 4:19 pm, Danville Police were called to a residence in the 1600 block of South Street for a report of an unresponsive male.  Upon arrival they discovered a deceased male suffering from an apparent gunshot wou...

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

11-13-18 Victim Identified

The man found deceased on South St. this afternoon has been identified as 69-year-old Benjamin Anthony Hairston. The investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Danville Crime Stoppers at (434) ...

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

11-13-18 Suspicious Death

The Danville Police Department is currently investigating a suspicious death. 

At approximately 4:19 pm this afternoon, Danville Police were called to a residence in the 1600 block of South St. for a report of an unresponsive male. Upon a...

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

11-08-18 Charges Brought in Homicide

OnisDonnellMoon

Charges have been brought in a double homicide yesterday evening.

This morning, Danville Police charged 52-year-old Onis Donnell Moon with two counts of 1st Degree Murder in violation of VA State Code 18.2-32. He is currently being held in the Danville Cit...

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

11-08-18 Homicide

The Danville Police Department is investigating a double homicide.

At approximately 9:56 pm yesterday evening, Danville Police responded to a residence in the 100 block of Lexington Ave. for a disturbance. Upon arrival, they found three individuals sufferi...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2018

11-01-18 Media Event

There will be a media event to announce the establishment of the G. Brooks Powell, Jr. Police Community Engagement Fund tomorrow, Friday, November 2, 2018 at 1:00 pm. The location will be Kickback Jack’s 140 Crown Drive, Danville, Virginia.

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2018

11-01-18 No Shave / Wacky Nails November

During the month of November you may notice some Danville Police Officers wearing a little more facial hair than normal. You may also notice some Danville Officers sporting unusual fingernail designs.

The Danville Police Department will be allowing officer...

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

10-26-18 Beauty Shop with a Cop

Danville Police Chief Scott Booth and officers of the Danville Police Department will hold a community engagement event tomorrow, Friday, 10-26-18 at Vision Beauty Salon and Spa between the hours of 12:00pm and 1:00pm. Vision Beauty Salon and Spa is locat...

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

10-25-18 Community Walk

Danville Police Chief Scott Booth and officers of the Danville Police Department will hold a community engagement walk today, 10/25/18 in the White Rock neighborhood. This will be the ninth such walk in a planned series spanning the balance of the year. T...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2018

10-23-18 Homicide Victim Identified

The victim in this evening's homicide has been identified as 22-year-old Dwight Montel Harris of Danville. He was found on Cabell St. suffering from apparent gunshot injuries. His body will be sent to the Medical Examiner's Office in Roanoke for an autops...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2018

Danville Police are on the scene of a possible homicide.

The Danville Police Department responded to a call of shots fired in the 600 block of Cabell St and found a male lying in the roadway. EMS was called to the scene but the male was nonviable.

 At this time the name of the man will be withheld pendi...

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

Missing Endangered Adult located safely.

Missing Adult

The missing 64 year old woman has been located safely. A media release was sent out in an attempt to locate the endangered adult. She was seen on Memorial Drive by a citizen who notified the Danville Police Department. Officers responded and transported h...

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

09-27-2018 Search for wanted teen ends in arrest........

Rayshawn Wa-heim Bennett

Danville Police have ended their search for 17 year old Rashawn Wa-heim Bennett who was wanted on charges for conspiracy to commit 1st degree murder, attempted 1st degree murder, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony . Just before noon on 09-...

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Additional Info... Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2018

Suspect arrested in August Homicide.

A teen has been arrested in the homicide of Charlie Junior Williams.

This morning, Danville Police charged 17-year-old Kurtyus Latrell Hairston in the shooting death of  Charlie Junior Williams. Hairston was charged on August, 18, 2018 in the shoo...

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

9-26-18 Robbery

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On 09-26-18 at approximately 8:30 pm Danville Police responded to the 600 block of Arnett Blvd for a report of a robbery. A female victim reported to officers that she was approached by three male subjects, one of which pointed a handgun at her and demand...

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

Former Danville Police Officer Receives MADD Award for DUI Enforcement efforts in Danville

Kenyi MADD 2017 web

On Friday, September 07, 2018, Officer Andrew  M. Kenyi received the 2018 Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) award for his outstanding efforts in Drunk Driving Enforcement (DUI) as an officer with the Danville Police Department. Officer Kenyi l...

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

Two Danville Police Officers Receive 2018 VACP Awards for Valor

2018 VACP Valor Awards

The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police & Foundation (VACP) recently recognized two Danville Officers for their acts of bravery and valor during the performance of their duties. Officers Justin Nelson and John Stadler were recognized September 07...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2018

Danville Police continue their search for person charged in connection with a 2017 homicide.

Rayshawn Wa-heim Bennett

Danville Police continue their search for person charged in connection with a 2017 homicide. In the interest of public safety, the Danville Police Department is releasing the following juvenile charge information: Charges for conspiracy to commit 1st degr...

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

07-25-18 Reward Offered.

Valero suspect 2 (2)

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: 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 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: 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 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