Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

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Posted on: July 29, 2015

House Fire

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 510 Plum Street at 2:47pm this afternoon. Crews arrived on scene at 2:50 pm and found light smoke coming from the windows of the basement of a one story residential house. Crews pulled...Read on...

Posted on: July 9, 2015

Commercial Structure Fire

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported commercial structure fire at 2909 Riverside Drive at 1245am this morning. Crews arrived on scene at 1249am and found heavy smoke coming from the roof of the Dairy Queen. Engine 2's crew pulled an...Read on...

Posted on: July 8, 2015

Industrial accident

The Danville Fire Department responded to an industrial accident today at 10:40am with reports of 2 people falling through a roof. The first arriving unit arrived on scene at 10:46am and reported 2 people had fallen approximately 40 feet through a roof a...Read on...


Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

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Posted on: July 22, 2015

Council OKs permit for gas sales at Nor Dan center

City Council meeting file photo

(Posted Wednesday, July 22) City Council on Tuesday night approved a special use permit to allow Wal-Mart to sell gasoline at Nor-Dan Shopping Center. Council also approved zoning changes to allow urban agriculture through a special use permit process.

Summary of council action
Posted on: July 22, 2015

Audit of Danville Utilities meters set to begin next week

Danville Utilities logo

Danville Utilities announced today that a system-wide audit and survey of electric, gas and water meters will be conducted over the next five months, beginning Monday, July 27.

The audit will require a contract team of meter readers to visit each prope...Read on...

Posted on: July 21, 2015

City awarded grant for Sandy Creek Park

RiverBank Fund recipients

(Posted Tuesday, July 21) The Parks and Recreation Department has been awarded a grant to assist us in plans to develop Sandy Creek Park, a 6.9 acre tract of land located on Riverside Drive adjacent to the current Dan River Church center.

Community Foundation news release....
Posted on: July 20, 2015

Danville launches interactive road closure map

Road closure map graphic

The City of Danville today announced the launch of an interactive road map that shows motorists scheduled road closures throughout the city.

The city’s Public Works Department will regularly update the map with street and lane closures due to road con...Read on...

Link to road closure map....
Posted on: July 17, 2015

Danville United will meet Aug. 13 to elect officers

Danville United logo

A special meeting of the Danville United Community Relations Coalition will be held Thursday, Aug. 13, at Holbrook Street Presbyterian Church to elect officers. The church is located at 353 Holbrook St.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and will be held...Read on...

Posted on: July 17, 2015

City of Danville launches new Instagram account

City of Danville Instagram page

The City of Danville today announced it has launched a new Instagram account (@cityofdanville) to share and highlight the city’s unique assets visually.

On Instagram, photographs and images will be shared to supplement the other methods of communicatio...Read on...

Posted on: July 17, 2015

Repairs complete at Main, Memorial intersection

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A Public Works crew on Friday afternoon reopened all lanes at the intersection of Main Street and Memorial Drive following completion of repairs to the brick pavers. Work remains incomplete, however, on a portion of Arnett Boulevard.

At Main and Memori...Read on...

Posted on: July 17, 2015

Music on Main outdoor concert draws hundreds

Music on Main logo

Danville Parks and Recreation’s Music on Main concert series drew hundreds on Thursday evening. Concert goers enjoyed both pleasant, sunny weather and the classic salsa and Latin jazz of West End Mambo.

Formed in 1999, West End Mambo is comprised of mu...Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2015

Team effort leads to saving historic River District building

Photo of 549 High St.

Winston-Salem, N.C.- based development firm, Rehab Development Inc., and Washington, D.C.- based firm, Level 2 Development, today announced plans to acquire 549 High St. for redevelopment.

Under the joint name, River District Lofts LLC, this group plan...Read on...

Posted on: July 14, 2015

City schedules storm drain repair on Arnett Boulevard

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The City of Danville today announced it will repair a storm drain Thursday and Friday, July 16-17, on Arnett Boulevard from Riverside Drive to Hampton Drive. The repair will require closure of the right northbound lane of Arnett Boulevard.

The lane wil...Read on...

Posted on: July 13, 2015

Repairs begin at Memorial Drive, Main Street intersection

Construction at Memorial Drive, Main Street intersection

Lane closures are in place at the intersection of Memorial Drive and Main Street to allow for repair of brick pavers. Also, lane closures continue on Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge and on Central Boulevard at Sandy Creek.

Repairs to the brick p...Read on...

Posted on: July 13, 2015

Tickets available for concert featuring Blackberry Smoke

Danville Harvest Jubilee logo

Tickets remain available for the Danville Harvest Jubilee concert featuring grass-roots phenomenon Blackberry Smoke, which will bring its southern rock and roll styling to the Carrington Pavilion on Saturday, July 18.

The show will also feature special...Read on...

Posted on: July 13, 2015

Danville United will meet Thursday to elect officers

Danville United logo

The next meeting of the Danville United Community Relations Coalition will be held Thursday, July 16, at Holbrook Street Presbyterian Church. The church is located at 353 Holbrook St.

The agenda includes the election of officers.

The meeting will be...Read on...

Posted on: July 8, 2015

Agencies upgrade Danville’s bond rating, outlook

Municipal Building file photo

Standard and Poor’s Rating Services has raised the City of Danville’s bond rating, citing “very strong” management and strong financial policies and practices that are “well-embedded and likely sustainable.”

In addition, a second agency – Moody’s Inves...Read on...

Posted on: July 7, 2015

Foundation creates fund to redevelop River District

Pace on Main file photo

Danville Regional Foundation (DRF) announced today a 10-year, $10 million redevelopment fund that will acquire and invest in the redevelopment of underutilized real estate in the River District. DRF has partnered with Watershed Ventures, a real estate red...Read on...

Posted on: July 6, 2015

City Council meets Tuesday in business, work sessions

City Council Chambers file photo

City Council will meet Tuesday night, July 7, with a business session beginning at 7 p.m., followed by a work session. The business session will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is located at 427 Patton ...Read on...

Agenda....
Posted on: July 6, 2015

Crews finish restoring power service after storms

Power and light graphic

UPDATE POSTED AT 4 P.M.: Line crews have restored service to all customers who lost power during the weekend storms. These storms produced heavy rain and high wind that downed trees and power lines, leaving hundreds of customers without power.

Service ...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2015

City closes River Street lane for trail project

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The City of Danville has closed the right, eastbound lane on Riverside Drive and River Street from Keen Street to Bryant Avenue to allow for construction of the pedestrian trail on Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge.

The lane will be closed through...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2015

Entertainment, fireworks set for Fourth Celebration

Fireworks file photo

Danville’s annual Fourth of July Celebration will feature the Patriot’s Challenge races, a pie baking contest, free entertainment, arts and crafts, amusement rides, food concessions and fireworks.

For early risers on Saturday, the Danville Regional Med...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2015

Mayor will not bring flag issue before City Council

City Council file photo

Danville Mayor Sherman Saunders announced Wednesday that he will not bring before City Council next week the issue of the Confederate flag flying on the grounds of the Sutherlin Mansion.

Saunders said he came to his decision following several discussio...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2015

Farmers' Market now open on Wednesday afternoons

Farmers' market logo

The Danville Farmers’ Market will open on Wednesday afternoons beginning this week, with locally grown fruits and vegetables, beef, pork, chicken, baked goods and handmade gifts available for purchase.

The afternoon hours are 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will...Read on...

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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: July 28, 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: July 28, 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: July 28, 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: July 28, 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

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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: July 22, 2015

Audit of Danville Utilities meters set to begin next week

Danville Utilities logo

Danville Utilities announced today that a system-wide audit and survey of electric, gas and water meters will be conducted over the next five months, beginning Monday, July 27.

The audit will require a contract team of meter readers to visit each prope...Read on...

Posted on: July 6, 2015

Crews finish restoring power service after storms

Power and light graphic

UPDATE POSTED AT 4 P.M.: Line crews have restored service to all customers who lost power during the weekend storms. These storms produced heavy rain and high wind that downed trees and power lines, leaving hundreds of customers without power.

Service ...Read on...