Posted on: September 17, 2017

Large Brush Fire

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported brush fire this morning (9-17-17) on Barringer Drive. Fire units found a very large brush pile burning unattended. The size of the pile and the remote location made any efforts to extinguish the fire im...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2017

House fire on Third Avenue

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 541 Third Avenue this afternoon at 1:34 pm. Crews arrived at 1:36 pm and found light smoke and fire coming out of the side window of a small one story house. Engine 5’s crew pulled a 1...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2017

Structure fire at 465 Southland Dr

The Danville Fire Department responded to a structure at 465 Southland Dr just after 3 am this morning. Upon arrival units found heavy fire showing from the attic of a residential structure. It was confirmed that all occupants were out of the structure an...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

Posted on: September 18, 2017

University unveils state historical marker

Main Hall historical marker unveiled in ceremony at Averett University

Averett University unveiled its new state historical marker issued by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. At a ceremony in front of the university’s Main Hall, a large crowd gathered to hear remarks from college and city leaders.

“Today marks a ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 14, 2017

Recreation coordinators earn certification

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Danville Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce that Community Program Coordinator Morgan Kerns and Sports and Athletic Program Coordinator Justin Price have each earned the distinction of Certified Parks and Recreation Professional through the Natio...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 14, 2017

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

Photo of exterior of Municipal Building

City Councilwill meet Tuesday, Sept. 19, 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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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 7, 2017

Governor announces expansion at Intertape

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Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Intertape Polymer Group (IPG), a packaging products and systems company that supplies to retailers and manufacturers, will invest $7 million to add significant manufacturing and distribution capacity at its fa...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 7, 2017

Governor marks start of precision machining lab

Governor joins students in ribbon cutting for precision machine lab.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe joined state and local leaders today in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Danville Public Schools’ new precision machining program. The lab is located at George Washington High School on Broad Street in Danville.

McAuliffe ca...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 7, 2017

UK-based company will bring jobs to region

Governor Terry McAuliffe presents flag to Unison representatives

Unison Ltd, a United Kingdom-based tube bending specialist, announced today it has chosen the Cane Creek Centre Industrial Park in Pittsylvania County as the site for its first U.S. manufacturing operation. The company will create 35 new jobs in the first...

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Governor's news release Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: September 6, 2017

WGL Energy new owner of Kentuck solar project

Danville Utilities sign on building

Today, Kentuck Solar Project stakeholders announced that WGL Energy Systems (WGL Energy), a WGL company, has taken ownership of the project, which is a six-megawatt alternating current system sited at 2048 Kentuck Church Road in Ringgold.

The previous owne...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 31, 2017

Police chief announces retirement plans

Photo of Police Chief Philip Broadfoot

Police Chief Philip Broadfoot announced today that he will retire on Jan. 1, ending a 44-year career in law enforcement that included 13 years as chief of police in Waynesboro and 14 years as chief of police in Danville.

In Danville, Broadfoot leads a depa...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 30, 2017

Police Department releases new crime map to public

Crime map screenshot

The Danville Police Department announced today that it has partnered with LexisNexis Risk Solutions to provide a new crime map that will allow the public to stay informed about crime in their neighborhood.

To find the map, go to www.communitycrimemap.com a...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 30, 2017

City government offices will be closed Labor Day

Photo of exterior of Municipal Building

The Municipal Building and all other city of Danville administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 4, in observance of Labor Day.

In addition, the public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed.

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 30, 2017

Mainline Trolley service enters second month

Mainline Trolley stop at the Danville Science Center

Danville Transit’sMainline Trolley enters its second month of service on Friday, Sept. 1. Take a trolley bus to enjoy the sights and sounds of Danville’s beautiful historic districts. A trolley bus departs every 45 minutes and travels along a route path u...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 28, 2017

Farmers’ Market to hold final Wednesday sale

Farmers Market logo

The Danville Farmers’ Market this week will hold its final Wednesday afternoon sales for the season. The hours will be 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Farmers’ Market, which takes place at the Community Market building at 629 Craghead St., will re...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 23, 2017

River District Association names executive director

Diana Schwartz speaks at a ribbon cutting ceremony for River District Printing.

An economic development business retention specialist who directed the Main Street revitalization program in Ocala, Fla., has joined the River District Association as its new executive director.

Diana Schwartz began her duties in Danville earlier this mont...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: August 21, 2017

City prepares to host Market Monster Mash

Market Monster Mash Logo

This Halloween, Danville Parks and Recreation will host the Market Monster Mash at the Community Market beginning at 5 p.m.

The free event includes a pets-and-kids costume parade, trunk-or-treating, scarecrow stuffing, broom rides, a spooky slime station, ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

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: September 19, 2017

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: September 19, 2017

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: September 19, 2017

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: September 19, 2017

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

Posted on: September 15, 2017

09-15-17 Shooting

Today at approximately 1:11pm the Danville Police Department responded to the 500 block of N. Main Street in reference to a person being shot. 

After a brief search of the area officers located a 24 year old male victim in a back yard of an apartm...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2017

09-14-17 Motor Vehicle Crash with Fatality

At approximately 4:45pm on 09-13-17 Danville Police and rescue personnel responded to a 2 car motor vehicle crash that resulted in a fatality at 991 Mount Cross Road. 

Kelly Michelle Ferguson 46 of Pittsylvania County, was pronounced non-viable at...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2017

09-14-17 Aggravated Assault

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On 09/13/17 at
approximately 8:54PM Danville Police responded to the 100 block of Lynndale Dr.in ref to shots being fired. When officers arrived on the scene the...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2017

09-12-17 Homicide

Today at approximately 9:59am the Danville Police Department responded to the Joy Food Mart at 507 Riverside Drive in reference to someone in medical distress. Responding officers discovered a male victim behind the counter with an injury consistent with ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2017

09-10-17 Suicide

On Saturday 09-09-17 at approximately 2:04pm Danville police and emergency personnel responded to 158 Waterford Court in reference to a possible cardiac arrest. Once on the scene police discovered a male victim in the residence with an injury consistent w...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2017

9-7-2017 Informations leads to Search Warrant

9000 Martinsville Hwy

The Danville Police Department Special Investigations Unit and Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office executed a search warrant for illegal firearms in the 9000 block of Martinsville Highway yesterday.

The warrant service led to the seizure of six firearms an...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2017

08-30-2017 Information leads to Search Warrant, Drug and Weapons seizure.

Pleasant view

In response to a citizen complaint Special Investigators of the Danville Police Department executed a search warrant for controlled substances in the 100 block of Pleasant View. The search warrant resulted in the seizure of multiple  controlled s...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2017

09-02-2017 Information leads to Search Warrant

Courtney Marable Cedar Place.

On Saturday, September 2 Officers of the Danville Police Department Special Investigations , Criminal Investigations, Patrol and Street Crimes units executed a search warrant in the 100 block of Cedar Place. Investigators seized cocaine, a stolen firearm ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2017

09-01-17 Breaking and Entering Arrest.

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An arrest has been made for the 08-28-17 breaking and entering of Belk Department Store. Christopher Thomas Perkins 20, of Danville was arrested without incident at a residence in Danville yesterday. Due to the swiftness of the investigation and arrest, p...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2017

08-30-17 Breaking and Entering

On 08-28-17 at approximately 4:40 am Danville Police responded to the Belk Department Store located at 325 Piedmont Drive in reference to a breaking and entering of the business. Entry appeared to have been made by breaking out both exterior and interior ...

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Additional Info... Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2017

08-16-17 Shooting Arrest

A man has been arrested in connection to a shooting last weekend.

This afternoon Danville Police arrested 32-year-old Franklin Deron Myers Jr. He is charged with malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of malicious wounding. Myers was arr...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2017

08-14-17 Shooting

A Pittsylvania County man is in critical condition following a shooting that occurred yesterday evening.

At approximately 6:00 pm yesterday Danville Police responded to the area of Pumpkin Creek and Lockett Dr. for a report of shots fired. Officers located...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2017

08-06-17 Homicide

A 16-year-old female is dead following a shooting early this morning.

Shortly before 3:00 am this morning officers responded to calls of shots fired in the area of Paxton St. Within minutes a 16-year-old female arrived at Danville Regional Medical Center b...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2017

Information leads to search warrant

Audubon

Information was received that led to Danville Police Department Investigators and Officers serving a search warrant at a residence in the 200 block of Audubon Drive. During the search officers seized a hand gun, scales, cellular devices and US Currency as...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2017

07-27-17 Officer Identified

Deadly force incidents are traumatic for everyone involved. While the emotional impact can be overwhelming for a police officer who is forced to fire his weapon to protect him or others from violence, that use of force demands transparency. To balance the...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2017

07-26-17 Homicide

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Today at approximately 11:30 am a man called 911 to report he had shot someone while in the 500 block of Cabell Street. Officers arriving on the scene discovered a male victim located in a residence in the 500 block of Cabell Street suffering from an appa...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2017

Counterfeit "movie money"

Counterfeit

Danville Police have received multiple counterfeit $100.00 bills received by several different complainants.

The counterfeit currency has "FOR MOTION PICTURE USE ONLY" immediately beside the altered portrait of Benjamin Franklin. In the banner un...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2017

07-24-2017 Officer Involved Shooting

At 5:35 p.m. yesterday afternoon, Danville Police Department officers were dispatched to a residence located in the 100 block of Lawson Street on a 911 call from a female who reported that she was talking to her husband on the phone and he was armed and t...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2017

Information needed on Stolen Go-Cart

Stolen Go Kart pic

On Sunday 9 July, 2017 a report of a stolen Go-Cart was taken in the 900 block of Wyllie Ave. The Go-Cart is red in color with a white front spoiler. The number 23 appears on both sides of the Go-Cart in black and white. A recent photograph has been attac...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2017

07-14-17 Reward offered in recent burglary

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The Danville Police Department is currently investigating a recent early morning burglary of a local business that resulted in the theft of firearms. Additionally, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) the Danville Police Department...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2017

Warrants lead to seizure of firearms and drugs

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On July 7, 2017 the Danville Police Department executed search warrants in the 100 block of Haley Street and the 1100 block of Washington Street resulting in the following seizures:

1) Over 32 grams of crack cocaine.

2) Over one half ounce of a synthetic na...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2017

07-07-17 Reward Offered in Homicide

A reward of $3,000.00 has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the homicide of Fenqwon Tayshon Payne on 5-31-17. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Danville Crime Sto...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2017

06-30-17 Armed Robbery Arrest

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A Danville man is in jail facing robbery charges in two separate incidents this month.

Shortly before midnight last night, the clerk at the Pit Stop Mart on Piney Forest Rd. reported that she was robbed at gunpoint. The suspect took an undisclosed amount o...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2017

Marijuana investigation leads to weapons seizure.

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On Monday, June 26 officers of the Danville Police Department and Virginia State Police were working in the 1000 block of Washington St. While speaking with a group of people gathered outside, officers smelled the odor marijuana coming from a nearby resid...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2017

06-26-17 Robbery

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Yesterday at approximately 11:15pm officers responded to the Valero Convenience Store located at 602 Arnett Boulevard, in reference to a reported robbery. Responding officers spoke to the victim, a female clerk. She told officers the suspect entered the s...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2017

06-22-17 Drug and Firearm Related Indictments

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Multiple drug and firearms related indictments were handed down yesterday by a Danville grand jury.

As a result of an ongoing investigation spanning several months, several individuals have been charged with various offenses. The Danville Police Department...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2017

06-22-17 Reward Offered

A reward of $1500.00 has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individuals(s) responsible for the burglary that occurred on River Park Drive at Associated Services during the evening of 6-14-17 or early morning of 6-15-1...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2017

06-16-17 Burglary

More than $12,000 in coins was reported stolen in a burglary yesterday morning. 

Sometime during the evening of 6-14-17 or morning of 6-15-17 someone forced entry into Associated Services located on River Park Dr. The suspect(s) took more than $12...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Concerned Citizen's tips leads to seizure of Methamphetamine

Plantation Rd.

On June 12, 2017, Danville Police Department Special Investigations, Regional Narcotics Task Force, Virginia State Police (VSP) Tactical Team,  VSP Narcotics and Gang Agents executed a gang recruiting search warrant in the 200 block of Plantation...

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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

Posted on: September 6, 2017

WGL Energy new owner of Kentuck solar project

Danville Utilities sign on building

Today, Kentuck Solar Project stakeholders announced that WGL Energy Systems (WGL Energy), a WGL company, has taken ownership of the project, which is a six-megawatt alternating current system sited at 2048 Kentuck Church Road in Ringgold.

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