Posted on: February 8, 2016

Registration opens for Statewide Tornado Drill

Statewide Tornado Drill poster

While we’re in the throes of winter, it’s hard to imagine a tornado showing up, but tornado season is year-round. Virginia averages 18 tornadoes annually, and it helps to know where to go and what to do when one is about to strike. Registration is now ope...Read on...


Posted on: February 11, 2016

Fire Department to provide carbon monoxide detectors

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The Danville Fire Department announced today that 90 carbon monoxide detectors have been delivered to the station’s headquarters and are now available at no cost to residents who qualify.

With the arrival of bitterly cold temperatures, Fire Marshal Sh...Read on...

Posted on: January 31, 2016

Structure Fire

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 135 Ruben Court Lot 30 this morning at 4:22 am. Crews arrived at 4:29 am and found heavy fire coming from a storage building in the woods behind the structure. Crews pulled an attack ...Read on...

Posted on: January 19, 2016

House Fire At 735 Grove Street

The Danville Fire Department was dispatched to 735 Grove Street for a house fire at 12:10 am on 1/19/16. Apparatus arrived four minutes later and found a small, one story house with heavy fire on the back side of the house. After establishing everyone was...Read on...


Posted on: February 11, 2016

City prepares for threat of early week storm

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City of Danville crews will begin pretreating main thoroughfares with brine on Friday due to the increasing potential for a winter storm on Monday and Tuesday. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook.

The decision to begin p...Read on...

Posted on: February 11, 2016

Fire station to provide carbon monoxide detectors

Fire Department logo

The Danville Fire Department announced today that 90 carbon monoxide detectors have been delivered to the station’s headquarters and are now available at no cost to residents who qualify.

With the arrival of bitterly cold temperatures, Fire Marshal Sh...Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2016

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

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City Council will meet Tuesday, Feb. 16, 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 i...Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2016

City asks power customers to conserve in peak hours

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With wind chill values expected in the single digits, the City of Danville asks its electric customers to conserve power during peak periods on Thursday, Friday and Monday.

The periods are from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Meagan Baker, key accounts manager f...Read on...

Posted on: February 9, 2016

City Council eyes progress of River District Tower

River District Tower outside view

Several City Council members on Tuesday toured the former Dan River Research Building on the corner of Patton and Bridge streets to see the progress in adapting the historic textile building into leasable medical and mixed retail space to be known as Rive...Read on...

Posted on: February 8, 2016

Music series resumes Friday with 80’s Night

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The Cabin Fever Music Series resumes on Friday, Feb. 12, with an 80’s Night theme and the band Little Johnny Trailer Trash performing songs live from that era. Era-appropriate outfits not required but welcomed.

Doors at the Community Market open at 7:3...Read on...

Posted on: February 8, 2016

Registration opens for Statewide Tornado Drill

Statewide Tornado Drill poster

While we’re in the throes of winter, it’s hard to imagine a tornado showing up, but tornado season is year-round. Virginia averages 18 tornadoes annually, and it helps to know where to go and what to do when one is about to strike. Registration is now ope...Read on...

Posted on: February 4, 2016

Riverwalk Trail sections under water today

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Due to the heavy rainfall received in the last 48 hours, sections of the Riverwalk Trail are under water today. Please use caution when using the trail. Flood waters are never safe and should be avoided at all times.

In addition, residents should use ...Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2016

Police chief outlines steps to reduce crime rates

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Danville’s violent crime rates are trending downward over the last 10 years, and on Tuesday night, Police Chief Philip Broadfoot outlined steps to address concerns by City Council that the rates remain too high.

Those steps include hiring an additional...Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2016

City reopens Newton Street block following work

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The City of Danville today reopened both lanes of Newton Street between Craghead and Lynn streets. The block had been closed since Monday to allow a contract crew to install electric distribution and communications conduits.

The installation of the con...Read on...

Posted on: February 2, 2016

Company withdraws plans for convenience store

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City Council on Tuesday night voted to allow a company seeking to operate a convenience and deli store at 541 North Main St. to withdraw its request.

KFG Properties LLC had requested a special use permit to convert the building at 541 North Main St. in...Read on...

Posted on: February 2, 2016

City concluding probe into employee misconduct

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Today, Danville city officials announced that they are wrapping up their work in response to misconduct by a small group of employees in one city division. The process began in 2013, when Danville police uncovered evidence of the misconduct and conducted ...Read on...

Posted on: February 1, 2016

Library hosts exhibit for Black History Month

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(Posted Monday, Feb. 1) The Danville Public Library is hosting a special exhibit as part of its celebration of Black History Month. The exhibit, located near the reference desk, includes hand painted figures, baseball cards and other memorabilia.

Posted on: February 1, 2016

City Council will meet on Tuesday; agendas posted

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City Council will meet Tuesday, Feb. 2, in a business session 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 St.

The work se...Read on...

Posted on: January 29, 2016

Jonas leads City to extend loose-leaf collection

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The City of Danville’s Public Works Department is extending its loose-leaf collection because of Winter Storm Jonas, which produced 7.8 inches of snow and sleet in Danville on Jan. 22-23.

City crews will continue to vacuum leaves for an additional thre...Read on...

Posted on: January 29, 2016

City will close Newton Street block for work

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Beginning Monday, Feb. 1, the City of Danville will close both lanes of Newton Street between Craghead and Lynn streets to allow a contract crew to install electric distribution and communications conduits.

The lane closures will be in place from 7 a.m...Read on...

Posted on: January 29, 2016

Winter Farmers’ Market resumes on Saturday

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The Danville Farmers’ Market, one of the River District’s long-standing traditions, resumes its winter operation on Saturday, Jan. 30. Located in the Community Market building at 629 Craghead St., the farmers’ market will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
...Read on...

Posted on: January 26, 2016

All Danville Transit buses now in regular service

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UPDATE AT 4:30 P.M TUESDAY: All Danville Transit buses are now in regular service. Overnight temperatures are expected to remain well above freezing, so on Wednesday, all buses are expected to start the day in regular service.

STORY POSTED AT NOON TU...Read on...

Posted on: January 26, 2016

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

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City Council will meet Tuesday, Feb. 2, in a business session 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 St.

The work se...Read on...

Agenda...
Posted on: January 24, 2016

City crews will apply sand to icy areas tonight, Tuesday

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UPDATE AT 6:30 P.M. MONDAY: Danville Police report that main thoroughfares and collector streets remain clear. Secondary streets are improving. Large mounds of pushed snow became more of a problem today as traffic levels increased.

Public Works will ha...Read on...

Posted on: January 25, 2016

Mayor thanks employees, citizens for storm response

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Mayor Sherman Saunders on Monday issued a statement on behalf of Danville City Council, to say “thank you” to City employees for exemplary work in responding to Winter Storm Jonas.

“No one can control ‘acts of nature,’ but you were prepared for this si...Read on...

Posted on: January 21, 2016

City arranges for shelters and warming centers

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The City of Danville has arranged for various agencies to provide shelters and warming centers to be available due to the winter storm. If you need shelter, call the non-emergency number of the city's Emergency Communications Center. The number is 434-799...Read on...

Posted on: January 20, 2016

City cancels this week’s Farmers’ Market, concert

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Due to the winter storm expected this weekend, the Danville Farmers’ Market will not be held as scheduled on Saturday.

In addition, the Harvest Jubilee’s Cabin Fever concert scheduled for Friday has been postponed.

The Farmers’ Market will continue ...Read on...


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: February 9, 2016

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: February 9, 2016

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: February 9, 2016

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: February 9, 2016

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: February 10, 2016

02-10-16 Falsely Summons Police.

Jov Hall

Danville man charged with filing a false report to police.

An 18 year old Danville man named Jov Mahlon Hall was charged today with filing a false report to police. Hall contacted Danville police yesterday at approximately 12:30pm and reported he had b...Read on...

Posted on: February 5, 2016

02-05-16 Reward Increased for Shooting Information

Through anonymous donors, the reward has increased to $30,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the shootings Monday evening on Mt. Vernon Ave. and Virginia Ave. Anyone with information is encouraged...Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2016

02-03-16 Reward Increased for Shooting Information

Through an anonymous donor, the reward has increased to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the shootings Monday evening on Mt. Vernon Ave. and Virginia Ave. Anyone with information is encourag...Read on...

Posted on: February 2, 2016

02-02-16 Reward Increased for Shooting Information

A reward of $10,000 has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the shootings yesterday evening on Mt. Vernon Ave. and Virginia Ave. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Danville C...Read on...

Posted on: February 1, 2016

02-01-16 Shooting

Two men were shot this evening as the result of an attempted robbery.

At approximately 7:08 pm this evening Danville Police and EMS responded to the 200 block of Mt. Vernon Ave. for a report of someone being shot. Upon arrival they discovered 49 year o...Read on...

Posted on: January 28, 2016

01-28-16 Motor Vehicle Crash

Danville Police are investigating a traffic crash that occurred this morning in the 3000 block of Riverside Drive.

At approximately 6:15 AM Police, Fire, and Rescue personnel responded to the 3000 block of Riverside Drive for a report of a motor vehi...Read on...

Posted on: January 4, 2016

01-05-16 Child Pornography Charges

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A Danville man is in jail facing 100 counts of possession of child pornography.

Yesterday a grand jury issued 100 indictments for possession of child pornography against Michael Nelson Edwards, age 58, of Danville. Edwards was arrested without inciden...Michael Nelson Edwards

Posted on: January 2, 2016

01-02-16 Motor Vehicle Crash Fatality.

On 01/02/2016 at approximately 2:02 pm, a motor vehicle crash involving a Honda Odyssey Van, Chevrolet Silverado Truck and a GMC Yukon occurred on Piney Forest Rd. near the intersection of Beavers Mill Rd. Four individuals were transported to Danville Reg...Read on...

Posted on: December 16, 2015

12-16-15 Second Shooting Suspect Arrested

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Quashaun Lamont Mayo was arrested yesterday afternoon without incident and is currently being held in the Danville City Jail under no bond.

Anyone with information about this incident or any other incidents is asked to contact Danville Crimestoppers a...Quashaun Lamont Mayo

Posted on: December 14, 2015

12-14-15 Charges Brought in Shooting Incident

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One man is in jail, and another remains at large after a teen was shot at last Wednesday.

On Dec. 9 at approximately 3:30 pm a 16-year-old male reported that he was walking on Broadnax St. when a tan colored SUV type vehicle drove past him. The vehicle...Quenshaun Lamar Mayo

Posted on: December 11, 2015

12-11-15 Shooting Incidents

Between 11-28-15 and 12-11-15 the Danville Police Department has investigated 12 reported shootings.

Of the 12 shootings, 8 have similar elements and are being investigated as related incidents.

The 4 remaining shootings, including the reported hom...Read on...

Posted on: December 11, 2015

12-11-15 Homicide

This morning at approximately 3:03 am the Danville Police Department responded to the 600 block of Cardinal Place in reference to a shooting. Once on the scene officers located 3 individuals who were victims of gunshot wounds.

Victim #1, 26 year old m...Read on...

Posted on: December 10, 2015

12-10-15 Charges Brought In Shooting Incident

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Charges have been brought in a shooting that occurred last weekend.

Today warrants were obtained on Ekong Ben Eshiet, age 19, for the following offenses:

1) Aggravated Malicious Wounding (18.2-51.2)
2) Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony...Ekong Ben Eshiet

Posted on: December 8, 2015

12-08-15 Brandish Firearm

On 11-30-15 the Danville Police Department responded to Danville Community College in reference to a report of a dispute.

Once on the scene officers spoke with a 29 year old male Pittsylvania County resident and a 19 year old female Pittsylvania County...Read on...

Posted on: December 2, 2015

12-02-15 Robbery

Rickey Carter Jr.

On 12-01-15 officers from the Danville Police Department responded to a robbery in the 600 block of Worsham Street.

A 31 year old male Danville resident reported to police that he was robbed at gunpoint of his wallet and cash. The suspect left the scen...Read on...

Posted on: December 1, 2015

12-01-15 Death Investigation

On 11-23-15 Danville Police responded to Danville Regional Medical Center's Emergency Department regarding a patient with an apparent gunshot wound to his leg. Investigators responded and interviewed the man, who identified himself as Deron Lanard Evans, ...Read on...

Posted on: November 24, 2015

11-24-15 Sexual Assault

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On 11-18-15 a 33 year old female Danville resident reported to Danville Police that on 11-16-15 she was the victim of sexual assault while at Danville Regional Medical Center. The victim identified a Danville Regional Medical Center employee as the person...Read on...

Posted on: November 20, 2015

11-20-15 Shooting

Today at approximately 2:55pm the Danville Police Department responded to the 400 block of Paul St. in reference to a person being shot.

At the scene officers located a 39 year old male Danville resident on the porch of a residence with a gunshot woun...Read on...

Posted on: November 20, 2015

11-20-15 Shooting

At approximately 10:45 pm on 11-19-15 Danville Police responded to a report of a single vehicle crash near the intersection of South Main St. and Gray St.

After arriving on the scene officers discovered a 65 year old male resident of Halifax County Vir...Read on...

Posted on: November 16, 2015

11-15-15 Robbery

On 11/14/15 at approximately 4:15PM a 63 year old Danville man reported that he was walking in the 500 block of Madison St when he was approached by several B/m's.

The males assaulted him and took his cell phone and an undisclosed amount of money. Th...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: February 10, 2016

City asks power customers to conserve in peak hours

Danville Utilities sign (file photo)

With wind chill values expected in the single digits, the City of Danville asks its electric customers to conserve power during peak periods on Thursday, Friday and Monday.

The periods are from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Meagan Baker, key accounts manager f...Read on...

Posted on: January 24, 2016

Overnight temperatures will leave icy glaze on streets

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UPDATE AT 7:30 P.M.: The National Weather Service reports today’s bright sunshine and above-freezing temperatures caused significant melting. Tonight, temperatures are expected to fall into the teens, and this will cause any street and walkway wet with me...Read on...

Posted on: January 24, 2016

Crews working today in residential neighborhoods

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UPDATE AT 10:30 A.M. SUNDAY: Primary and collector streets are clear to the pavement. Public Works crews continue working in residential streets with plows and sand trucks. They expect to reach every neighborhood tonight by 9 p.m.

However, they are una...Read on...

Posted on: January 21, 2016

City crews prepared for round-the-clock operation

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UPDATE AT 6 P.M. THURSDAY: Danville Public Works crews are prepared for a round-the-clock snow removal operation. Residents and visitors are reminded that snow removal is accomplished on a priority basis.

Utility crews also are ready for round-the-cloc...Read on...

Posted on: January 21, 2016

City names Jason Grey as director of utilities

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The City of Danville announced today that Jason Grey has been selected as director of utilities. He has served as interim director of utilities since April 2014.

Grey’s promotion is effective immediately.

“Jason has done a great job leading the Util...Read on...

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Posted on: January 18, 2016

Danville Utilities receives peak power alert

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With the arrival of the coldest air of the winter season, Danville Utilities has received a peak power alert from American Electric Power. The alert covers a two-hour period from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Power and light customers are urged...Read on...