Posted on: March 27, 2017

Fire alarm / structure fire

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported fire alarm at 601 Bridge Street – Apartment 306 this afternoon at 2:05pm. Crews arrived at 2:06pm and found nothing showing from a 5 story apartment building. Upon entering the building they encountered...

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Posted on: March 14, 2017

House fire on North Main Street

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 903 North Main Street this evening at 9:15pm. Crews arrived at 9:17pm and found moderate fire coming from the rear porch of a small one story house.  All occupants were out o...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Fire at Heritage Towers Apartments

The Danville Fire Department was dispatched to an apartment fire at Heritage Towers on South Ridge Street at 7:00 pm tonight. The first arriving unit arrived in 3 minutes and reported nothing showing. Circling the building showed smoke coming from a secon...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

River Walk Trestle Fire

The Danville Fire Department was dispatched to a fire on the City's River Walk Trail on March 13th at 11:49 am. Apparatus arrived 3 minutes later and found heavy smoke showing from the River Walk Trestle over the Dan River. Personnel investigated...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Meeting set on biking, walking in River District

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A community meeting will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, at the Pepsi Building as part of a River District bicycle and pedestrian study. Learn about the study, review draft recommendations and share improvement ideas.

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

IdeaFest to give away $10,000 in prize money

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With over 100 applications received for the 4th Annual IdeaFest Business Pitch Competition, it has proven to be the toughest competition to date. Applications were received from as far away as California to West Bengal, India and ranged from sensor based ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

Council will continue budget review process

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City Council will meet twice this week, first on Tuesday in a joint session with the Danville School Board and then on Wednesday in a budget work session. Both meetings are open to the public.

The joint session on Tuesday with the School Board will be held...

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

City will briefly close trestle bridge for repairs

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(Posted Monday, March 27) Parks and Recreation will close the Riverwalk Trail trestle bridge at the Crossing at the Dan today at 3 p.m. to repair conduit and wiring damaged in the recent fire. Repairs should be completed Tuesday morning.

Posted on: March 24, 2017

Police warn about gun thefts from unlocked cars

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Danville Police on Friday said the theft of firearms from unlocked vehicles continues to be a serious crime problem. They urge gun owners to secure their weapon at all times.

Leaving it in a vehicle, especially if it is unlocked, is not a safe or secure pl...

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

Officials break ground at Berry Hill Industrial Park

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More than eight years of work by local leaders from Danville, Pittsylvania County and the City of Eden, N.C., culminated Thursday in a groundbreaking ceremony for the phase one development at Berry Hill Industrial Park.

The 3,500-acre park is located along...

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

Proposed budget addresses crime, schools, growth

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Danville City Manager Ken Larking tonight submitted a proposed budget that includes additional crime reduction initiatives, invests more money in public schools and continues projects designed to grow Danville.

Reducing crime, improving public schools and ...

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

What would you do if you were in a tornado?

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Virginia held its Statewide Tornado Drill this morning at 9:45 a.m. The annual drill is an opportunity to take a moment and think about what you would do during a real tornado — and actually practice those actions.

Do you know what you should do?

If you are...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

The Launch Place invests $250,000 in iScribes

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The Launch Place announced today that it is investing $250,000 in iScribes to further develop its operational capacity and technology for delivering virtual scribe services to healthcare providers across the United States. iScribes is a HIPAA-compliant mo...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

City reopens trestle bridge on Riverwalk Trail

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UPDATE: The Parks and Recreation Department today reopened the Riverwalk Trail trestle bridge over the Dan River at the Crossing at The Dan. Boards and other material damaged by a fire earlier this week were replaced or repaired.

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

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City Council will meet Tuesday, March 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 l...

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Posted on: March 14, 2017

Danville Utilities seeks to survey riverbank

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Danville Utilities is seeking permission from property owners along the Dan River upstream from the water treatment plant to carry out geophysical surveys. The surveys would be part of a study to determine if installation of a riverbank filtration system ...

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Posted on: March 14, 2017

City seeks vendors for home improvement expo

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The City of Danville is seeking qualified vendors and tradesmen to participate in a home maintenance and landscaping expo scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 6, at the Community Market.

This expo will kick off the fifth annual Make Danville Shin...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

City set to monitor overnight weather

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Public Works and Utilities departments are monitoring the track of an approaching winter storm that is expected to strengthen Monday night off the cost of the Carolinas. The storm will send a mix of precipitation types into Virginia overnight Monday night...

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Tickets on sale for concert featuring Old Dominion

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Tickets are on sale for Danville Harvest Jubilee’s first show in the Summer Concert Series, which will feature Old Dominion.

The band will perform live at the Carrington Pavilion on Saturday, June 3. Tickets are $40 for reserved seating, $35 for obst...

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

City sets up observation camera for osprey nest

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An observation camera was recently installed above an osprey nest platform, giving citizens a bird’s eye view of the bird of prey.

The camera project was a collaborative effort by Danville Parks and Recreation, Danville Utilities and the City of Danv...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

City Council views plans for riverfront park

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City Council met Tuesday evening in a special work session to view a presentation on a conceptual plan for a proposed riverfront park to be located adjacent the White Mill on four acres of the former Dan River Mills property.

The park would include both we...

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Music series continues with Dirty Grass Soul

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The Cabin Fever Music Series resumes on Saturday, March 11, with music by Dirty Grass Soul.

Doors at the Community Market open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 and will be available at the door.

Dirty Grass Soul is a Shelby, N.C.-based band that plays a mix of s...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

State Board of Elections issues primary notices

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The Virginia State Board of Elections has issued an official notice that primary elections will be held on June 13 in Danville to nominate a candidate for the Democratic and Republican parties for offices, including the governor, lieutenant governor and a...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

City Council will meet on Tuesday; agendas posted

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City Council will meet Tuesday, March 7, in a business session and two work sessions. All three sessions are open to the public.

Council's meeting will begin with a special work session at 5:30 p.m. to hear a presentation on a conceptual plan for ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Police promote officers, present commendations

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The Danville Police Department today promoted seven officers and presented two awards and three letters of commendation to officers in a ceremony attended by family, friends and colleagues.

Sgt. Steve Richardson and Sgt. Keith Thompson were promoted to the...

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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 prio...

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Posted on: March 28, 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
Posted on: March 28, 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
Posted on: March 28, 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
Posted on: March 28, 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

Posted on: March 24, 2017

Police warn about gun thefts from unlocked cars

Chief Philip Broadfoot

Danville Police on Friday said the theft of firearms from unlocked vehicles continues to be a serious crime problem. They urge gun owners to secure their weapon at all times.

Leaving it in a vehicle, especially if it is unlocked, is not a safe or secure pl...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

03-22-17 Arrest Made in Groping Incidents

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A North Carolina man has been charged in connection with a series of groping incidents. 

Jerome O'Neal Courts Jr., age 22, of Ruffin, NC has been charged with two (2) counts of assault and battery in connection with a groping incident on 1-13-17 and a...

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Jerome O'Neal Courts Jr.
Posted on: March 9, 2017

03-09-17 Groping Incidents

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The Danville Police Department is investigating a series of groping incidents that have occurred at local businesses.

Incidents currently reported to the police and believed to have been committed by the same suspect are as follows:

  • 1-13-17 (Wal Mart) 515 M...
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Posted on: March 3, 2017

03-03-17 Wanted Juvenile Arrested

A 17 year old  juvenile wanted by the Danville Police Department has been arrested.

On 02-21-17 in the afternoon hours Melik Zydarious Smith was arrested in the 200 block of White Street by members of the Danville Police Department in cooperation with...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

03-02-17 Charges Brought in Homicide

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A Danville man has been charged in a 2016 homicide. 

Yesterday, a grand jury issued indictments against Aaron Pierre Thomas, age 29. He was charged with the following offenses:

1) Discharge a firearm in a public place resulting in injury - VA State Cod...

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Aaron Pierre Thomas
Posted on: February 24, 2017

02-24-17 Stolen weapons recovered, multiple arrests made.

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Yesterday evening members of the Danville Police Departments' Special Investigations Division and Virginia State Police Task Force agents observed suspicious activity involving multiple persons.  The group was in the 200 block of West James St. o...

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Seized Guns
Posted on: February 17, 2017

02-17-17 Wanted Person Arrested

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A man wanted by the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office and Danville Police Department has been arrested. 

Justin Lee Stallings was arrested shortly before 2:00 am this morning in the Java area of Pittsylvania County. He is currently being in th...

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Justin Lee Stallings
Posted on: February 16, 2017

02-16-17 Stolen Vehicle / Wanted Person Addition

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The owner of the vehicle reported stolen this morning provided the following photo. The wheel covers and front grill were painted black sometime after this photo was taken. 

Justin Stallings is believed to be in possession of this vehicle. 

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Stolen Auto
Posted on: February 16, 2017

02-16-17 Wanted Person

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The Danville Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating a wanted person.

The Danville Police Department is currently holding an unauthorized use warrant in connection with a vehicle that was reported stolen from Gloucester Ave. o...

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

02-09-17 Gang Threat

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The Danville Police Department has received and is investigating credible information about criminal street gangs making threats to harm or kill officers of the Danville Police Department.  

Specific information has been received concerning threats to...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Gang Enforcement Activities by Danville Police

Since November 4, 2016, the Danville Police Department has obtained and served 16 separate criminal street gang participation search warrants. We will continue these enforcement efforts on gangs and gang members in the coming months as information is deve...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

02-01-17 Robbery Arrest

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A Danville man has been charged with a robbery that occurred last month. 

Saheem Roger Waddell, age 19, of Danville was arrested yesterday without incident. This charge is in connection to a robbery that occurred on 1-17-17. He is currently being held...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

01-25-17 Robbery Arrests

Two men are in jail charged with a robbery that occurred last week.

Jevon Zackeal Williams, age 21, was arrested yesterday evening and Joshua Malik Coleman, age 20, was arrested today in connection with a robbery that occurred last week. Both are currently...

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Posted on: January 24, 2017

01-24-17 Retirement of Danville Police Lieutenant Tom White

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After nearly 5 decades of continuous service, Lt. Tom White has announced his retirement from the Danville Virginia Police Department.

Lt. White has served as a police officer in the City of Danville and this community for 47 years.

Lt. White began his care...

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

01-18-17 Homicide Information Update

The Medical Examiner's Office has determined that Kelly Fears Wrenn and Ashley Lauren Joy Jones died from stab wounds. Wrenn and Jones were found deceased on 1-8-17. On 1-11-17 Amanda Lynn Willhite was located in Jacksonville, NC by Detectives from the Da...

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

01-17-17 Robberies

On 01-17-17 between 3:20 pm and 9:00 pm the Danville Police Department investigated 3 robberies and 1 attempted robbery.

On 1-17-17 at aproximately 3:20 PM a 40 year Danville man reported he was in Riverside Shopping Center 3212 Riverside Dr when he was ap...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

01-17-17 Shooting Arrest

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An arrest has been made in yesterday's shooting in the 800 block of Washington Street. See Danville Police Department media release dated 1-16-17:

On 1-16-17 Danville Police Units responded to shots being fired in the 800 block of Washington Street.

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

01-17-17 Shooting

On 1-16-17 Danville Police Units responded to shots being fired in the 800 block of Washington Street.

Officers located a 47 year old Florida man who had been shot. The victim described the attacker as a black male wearing a red hoodie and having dreadlock...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

01-11-17 Missing Person Located.

Amanda Willhite has been located safe in North Carolina.

On 01-10-17 Danville detectives following up on an investigative lead, located Amanda Willhite in North Carolina. Willhite was in possession of the white Dodge van bearing Virginia tags VMT-8752. She...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

01-09-17 Homicide Information Update

The Danville Police Department is releasing updated vehicle formation on a van possibly being operated by Amanda Willhite, whose whereabouts are still unknown. 

The vehicle is described as a white Dodge van, VA registration VMT-8752. The attached imag...

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VMT 8752
Posted on: January 9, 2017

01-09-17 Robbery

At approximately 9:55 pm last night the Danville Police Department responded to the Dollar General at 1500 Westover Dr. in reference to a robbery. 

An employee of the business reports a black male suspect wearing dark pants, a dark hooded sweatshirt, ...

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Posted on: January 8, 2017

01-08-17 Homicide

The Danville Police Department is investigating a double homicide. 

At approximately 12:33 pm today Danville Police responded to a residence in the 300 block of Wrenn Dr. and discovered two unresponsive females. They were both pronounced dead at the s...

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Amanda Lynn Willhite
Posted on: January 6, 2017

01-06-17 Arrests for Purse Snatching

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A joint investigation by the Danville Police Department and Caswell County Sheriffs Office into recent purse snatchings has resulted in three arrests.

Jawantez Kagion Waddell, 18 year old male from Danville, has been charged with one count of robbery (Va. ...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

01-05-17 Purse Snatching

The Danville Police Department and the Caswell County Sheriff's Office are investigating purse snatchings that occurred yesterday evening.

On 1-4-17 at approximately 6:40pm officers responded to the 200 Block of Courtland St. in reference to a purse snatch...

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Posted on: December 30, 2016

12-30-16 Celebratory Gunfire

The Danville Police Department would like to remind the public about the dangers of “celebratory gunfire” this New Year’s Eve.

The discharging of a firearm in celebration of the New Year in the City of Danville is dangerous and illegal. 

Discharging a ...

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Posted on: December 18, 2016

12-18-16 Shooting Arrest

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Arrests have been made in the Friday evening shooting at Newton's Landing.

Trenton Elias Lovelace, age 19, of Pittsylvania County was arrested yesterday evening and charged with malicious wounding, use of firearm in the commission of a felony, and wea...

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Posted on: December 17, 2016

12-17-16 Shooting

A Pittsylvania County man was shot in the area of Newton's Landing yesterday evening. 

At approximately 10:47 pm yesterday an 18-year-old male reported that he was with several individuals at Newton's Landing when he was shot. The victim...

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Posted on: December 17, 2016

12-17-16 Armed Burglary Arrest

A man wanted for an armed burglary incident yesterday evening has been arrested. 

Gary Robinson, age 34, of Danville was arrested this morning without incident. He is currently being held in the Danville City Jail under no bond. 

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Posted on: December 17, 2016

12-16-16 Armed Burglary

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A Danville resident Gary Robinson is wanted for his part in a burglary while armed incident that happened in the 1300 block of Kemper Rd. at approximately 5:35 pm on 12-16-16. There are warrants on file for Robinson for burglary while armed and possession...

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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: March 14, 2017

Danville Utilities seeks to survey riverbank

Danville Utilities is seeking permission from property owners along the Dan River upstream from the water treatment plant to carry out geophysical surveys. The surveys would be part of a study to determine if installation of a riverbank filtration system ...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

App available to report non-emergency problems

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Is there a streetlight out, a damaged utility pole, or a pothole that needs fixing? Citizens can help report non-emergency problems such as these to the City of Danville using a free mobile app available for iPhones and Android phones.

The app uses GPS tec...

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