Posted on: April 21, 2016

Large brush fire on Riverpark Dr.

The Danville Fire Department responded to a large brush fire on Riverpark Dr.Units arrived to find a brush fire about 4 acres in size. Three engines a ladder truck a brush truck and 2 command units responded. Crews placed a fire line around the fire using...Read on...


Posted on: May 2, 2016

Danville Farmers’ Market will open Saturday

Farmers' Market logo

The Danville Farmers’ Market will open for the season on Saturday, May 7, at 7:30 a.m. at the Danville Community Market, which is located at 629 Craghead St. The first 500 customers through the door will receive a free tomato plant.

A long standing tra...Read on...

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Posted on: May 2, 2016

Council meeting moves to Thursday this week

City Council chambers

The next meeting of City Council will be held on Thursday, May 5, instead of the first Tuesday of the month as normal. The change in dates is due to the Tuesday, May 3, elections for City Council, School Board and City Treasurer.

Council's meeting wil...Read on...

Agendas....
Posted on: May 2, 2016

Make Danville Shine Expo will be held Saturday

Make Danville Shine logo

The Make Danville Shine Expo is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Market on Craghead Street. The event is free and open to the public.

Learn about home repair and lawn care from experts who will be on site to talk wi...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: May 2, 2016

Welcome Center chosen for Monarch Waystation

Monarch butterflies

Danville Parks and Recreation will partner with Danville Master Gardeners and Bonner Middle School to install a Monarch Waystation at the Danville Welcome Center on May 9.

The project is a part of Monarch Joint Venture, a collaboration of over 30 feder...Read on...

Posted on: April 26, 2016

Tickets on sale for concert featuring Chris Janson

Chris Janson

Tickets are now on sale for Danville Harvest Jubilee’s first show in the Summer Concert Series featuring national recording artist Chris Janson.

Janson will perform live at the Carrington Pavilion on Saturday, June 11. Tickets cost $30 for reserved sea...Read on...

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Posted on: April 26, 2016

Police will take back prescription drugs Saturday

Bags of prescription drug collections

On Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Danville Police Department, in partnership with other local and state law enforcement agencies, will give citizens the opportunity to dispose of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescrip...Read on...

Event flyer....
Posted on: April 22, 2016

Mayor declares May as ‘Make Danville Shine Month’

Make Danville Shine logo

Mayor Sherman Saunders has officially declared the month of May as “Make Danville Shine Month.” The goal of the annual “Make Danville Shine” campaign is to encourage residents to spend time cleaning up and fixing up their homes and neighborhoods.

To as...Read on...

Posted on: April 21, 2016

City Council approves coal ash settlement

City Council meeting (file photo)

City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a $2.4 million settlement agreement with Duke Energy related to the coal ash accident in 2014. The agreement includes $1.3 million in unrestricted funds and $1.1 million for specific projects.

Cit...Read on...

Summary of actions
Posted on: April 19, 2016

Danville welcomes Cuisine to River District

Cuisine ribbon cutting ceremony

Mayor Sherman Saunders and other city officials and citizens gathered Tuesday morning to welcome Cuisine as the latest addition to the River District’s growing list of restaurant options.

The restaurant is located at 621 Main St. and offers seasonal me...Read on...

Link to Facebook page for Cuisine
Posted on: April 19, 2016

Music on Main, Summer Movie Series lineups set

Music on Main logo

Spring has sprung and summer is right around the corner and with that, two family-friendly entertainment series hosted by Danville Parks and Recreation make their return. Music on Main is set to begin this week and the Summer Movie Series hits the screen ...Read on...

Posted on: April 19, 2016

Danville dedicates propane autogas fueling station

Mayor Sherman Saunders speaks at ceremony

City of Danville leaders gathered Tuesday to dedicate a propane autogas fueling station that will service a growing fleet of propane-powered vehicles.

So far, the fleet includes eight light-duty service trucks, one sport utility vehicle and one mass tr...Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2016

Danville Utilities will hold Earth Day event Friday

Earth Day poster

Representatives from Danville Utilities will be on location at Lowe’s Home Improvement, located at 280 Lowe’s Drive in Danville, on Friday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to celebrate Earth Day by sharing energy efficiency information and offering prize...Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2016

Dedication ceremony set for new fueling station

Reimagine That logo

The City of Danville will hold a dedication ceremony next week for its propane autogas fueling station. The station will serve the City’s vehicles that are being converted to propane autogas. Propane conversions have been installed on 10 City vehicles. Ad...Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2016

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

City Council chambers (file photo)

UPDATE: City Council has scheduled a special work session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, for legal consultation with the city attorney. This session will be closed to the public. State law allows governing bodies to meet in closed sessions to discuss leg...Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2016

City will close Craghead Street block on Monday

Map of Craghead Street closure

On Monday, April 18, the City of Danville will close one block of Craghead Street from Wilson Street to Newton Street to allow for installation of temporary streetlights. The work is scheduled for one day only.

The lane closures will be in place from 8...Read on...

Posted on: April 8, 2016

Drive-thru lane work at Harris center set to start

Charles Harris Financial Service Center

The High Street entrance to the Charles Harris Financial Service Center at 311 Memorial Drive will be closed beginning Monday, April 11, to allow construction that will improve traffic flow at the center by expanding the existing lanes for drop box and dr...Read on...

Schematic drawing of lane expansion...
Posted on: April 6, 2016

City Council approves indoor gun range

City Council meeting (file photo)

City Council voted Tuesday night to allow the operation of an indoor shooting facility at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Camelot Court.

The applicant, Phil Strader, plans to construct an advanced indoor shooting range, sporting goods retail es...Read on...

Summary of actions....
Posted on: April 6, 2016

City will restore marker for Frederick Delius

Frederick Delius marker

The City of Danville will restore the “Frederick Delius” state historical marker that was erected on North Main Street at Keen Street to commemorate the time that the internationally acclaimed composer spent living and teaching music in Danville. The rest...Read on...

Story map tour of historic markers in Danville....
Posted on: April 5, 2016

Council names Ken Larking as city manager

Ken Larking sworn in as city manager

Danville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to name Ken Larking as city manager. Larking, 43, joined the City of Danville three years ago as deputy city manager and has served as interim city manager since Dec. 1.

He was selected through a national...Read on...

Ken Larking photo
Posted on: April 5, 2016

Owen, Janson highlight Summer Concert Series

Jake Owen

National recording artists Jake Owen and Chris Janson will highlight Danville Harvest Jubilee’s Concert Series this summer with the first show set for June.

Janson, best known for his single “Buy Me a Boat,” will perform June 11 at the Carrington Pavil...Read on...

Posted on: April 5, 2016

The Launch Place invests $250,000 in Netarus

The Launch Place logo

The Launch Place announced Monday that it is investing $250,000 in Netarus LLC to facilitate the company’s rapid expansion of its visual safety and analytic platforms in the construction, industrial, marine and transportation markets.

The company’s in...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: April 26, 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: April 26, 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: April 26, 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: April 26, 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: April 28, 2016

04-29-16 Homicide Arrest

SeanBallard.jpg

A man is in custody in connection with a homicide earlier this month.

Wednesday, a grand jury issued indictments against Sean James Ballard, age 21, of Danville. These charges are in relation to the shooting of Jomalcom Ali Daniels on 4-11-16. Daniels ...Read on...

Posted on: April 26, 2016

04-26-16 Homicide Charges

Three men and a woman have been charged in connection to a homicide in February.

Yesterday a grand jury issued indictments against the following individuals in connection with the shooting death of Devontaye Jermaine Johnson.

Andreus Dewayne Royal, ...Royal Hairston McGuire Merricks

Royal Hairston McGuire Merricks
Posted on: April 26, 2016

04-26-16 Shooting

A newspaper delivery man was injured in a shooting early this morning.

At approximately 2:41 am this morning units responded to the area of Berryman Ave. for a report of shots fired. While checking the area, they located a 67-year-old man from Dry For...Read on...

Posted on: April 26, 2016

04-25-16 Shooting

Danville Police responded to a call of a person being shot in the 200 block of
College Park Drive this evening.

At approximately 7:43 P.M. Danville Police responded to the 200 block ofCollege Park Drive in regards to a call of a person being shot. R...Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2016

04-20-16 Name Correction - Motor Vehicle Crash Involving a City School Bus

Today at approximately 3:19 pm. Danville Police officers and rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Southampton Avenue and Hughes Street in reference to a motor vehicle crash.

The investigation revealed a 2010 Danville city school bus was tr...Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2016

04-20-16 Motor Vehicle Crash Involving a City School Bus

Today at approximately 3:19 pm. Danville Police officers and rescue personnel responded to the intersection of South Hampton Avenue and Hughes Street in reference to a motor vehicle crash.

The investigation revealed a 2010 Danville city school bus was ...Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2016

04-18-16 Motor Vehicle Crash Involving a Danville City School Bus.

Today at approximately 7:17am the Danville Police Department and rescue personnel responded to the 1500 block of Richmond Blvd. near the intersection of Joanis Dr. in reference to a motor vehicle crash involving a city school bus.

Upon investigation o...Read on...

Posted on: April 12, 2016

04-13-16 Homicide

The man found shot Monday afternoon on North Union St. has died.

After receiving initial treatment at Danville Regional Medical Center, the patient was transferred to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for further treatment. He was pronounced dead by ...Read on...

Posted on: April 11, 2016

04-11-16 Shooting

The Danville Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred this afternoon.

At approximately 1:48 pm Officers responded to the 200 block of North Union St. for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival Officers discovered a male in the street...Read on...

Posted on: March 24, 2016

03-24-16 Fatality

Today at approximately 10:19 am Danville Police and Emergency personnel responded to the 2800 block of North Main Street in reference to a vehicle crash and a pedestrian struck by an auto.

Once on the scene the investigation revealed a gold 2001 Mercu...Read on...

Posted on: March 15, 2016

03-15-16 Shooting Suspect in Custody

Yesterday evening, Jaylen Davon Hamlett turned himself in at the Police Department and was served with the following charges in connection with a shooting that occurred on Guerrant St. last week.

Aggravated Malicious Wounding - VA State Code 18.2-51.2 ...Read on...

Posted on: March 7, 2016

03-07-16 Shooting Charges Brought / Subject Wanted

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A 15-year-old male is wanted in connection to a shooting on Guerrant St. that sent a man to the hospital earlier today.

Due to the seriousness of the charges, the following juvenile suspect information is being released.

As a result of the investi...Jaylen Davon Hamlett

Jaylen Davon Hamlett
Posted on: March 7, 2016

03-07-16 Shooting

Today at approximately 11:00 am the Danville Police Department and rescue personnel responded to the 1000 block of Guerrant Street for a reported shooting.

Once on the scene officers discovered a 30 year old Danville resident lying on the ground outsi...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2016

03-04-16 Robbery Charges

Three men face robbery charges in connection to a homicide on Halifax St. last week.

On 2-24-16 at approximately 12:19 am Officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of Halifax St. for a report of someone being shot. Upon arrival, they discovere...Hairston McGuire Royal

Hairston McGuire Royal
Posted on: February 26, 2016

02-26-16 Homicide Victim Identified

The victim has been positively identified in the homicide early Wednesday morning.

The victim has been identified as Devontaye Jermaine Johnson, age 23, of Danville. The investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incide...Read on...

Posted on: February 24, 2016

02-24-16 Homicide

The Danville Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred early this morning.

At approximately 12:19 am Officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of Halifax St. for a report of someone being shot. Upon arrival, they discovered a...Read on...

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 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...


Posted on: April 18, 2016

Danville Utilities will hold Earth Day event Friday

Earth Day poster

Representatives from Danville Utilities will be on location at Lowe’s Home Improvement, located at 280 Lowe’s Drive in Danville, on Friday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to celebrate Earth Day by sharing energy efficiency information and offering prize...Read on...