Posted on: June 28, 2017

Outside Fire at AMA Recycling

On Wednesday 6-28-17 at 12:37 PM, the Danville Fire Department responded to an outside fire at 1692 Halifax Road, AMA Recycling. On arrival there was heavy smoke and fire showing from the rear of the Recycling yard. The fire was contained in the large scr...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

Posted on: July 25, 2017

Firefighters plan to ‘Fill the Fire Truck’ again

Fill the fire truck poster

The Danville Fire Department is teaming up with Danville Public Schools to collect school supplies for local area students in need. Donations to “Fill the Fire Truck” will be accepted from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 29, at Kmart.

A “Fill the Fire Tru...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 25, 2017

Free concert will feature beach, boogie and blues

Music on Main logo 2017

Danville Parks and Recreation’s Music on Main concert series will continue in the River District at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, with the beach, boogie and blues band Cruize Control.

Cruize Control is a Greensboro, N.C., band that performs a hi...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 25, 2017

Police to hold document shredding event

Document shredding

The Police Department will hold a free document shredding event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, at the URW Community Federal Credit Union on Lowes Drive. The event will give citizens an opportunity to rid their homes of personal paperwork and ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 19, 2017

City Council pushes back first meeting in August

Photo of exterior of Municipal Building

City Council on Tuesday night voted to move its first regular meeting date in August to Thursday, Aug. 3. The change in dates will allow Council members and City staff to attend local National Night Out events being planned for Tuesday, Aug. 1.

City Counci...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 17, 2017

Tenants announced for Craghead Street block

Reimagine That Danville logo

Rick Barker Properties, LLC, a Danville‐based real estate development company, today announced three tenants that will locate to the 500 block of Craghead Street.

As renovations to the Charles E. Hughes (530, c1909) and William C. Venable buildings (534‐54...

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

Danville Rides bike share program opens today

Photo of City Council members posing on bikes at ribbon cutting ceremony.

Danville Parks and Recreation hosted a ribbon cutting Friday, marking the opening of the Danville Rides Bike Share Program.

“The Danville Rides Program is a way to provide transportation and recreation to the citizens of Danville,” said Bill Sgrinia, Danvi...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 13, 2017

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

Photo of City Council chambers

City Council will meet Tuesday, July 18, 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: July 13, 2017

Harvest Jubilee presents Jam on the Dan concert

Jam on the Dan 2017 poster

Danville Harvest Jubilee will present Jam on the Dan, a rock music concert, on Saturday, July 15, at the Carrington Pavilion. The show will feature Wrocksnake, a Whitesnake tribute band out of Atlanta.

Jeff Mullins is lead vocalist for Wrocksnake. He will ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 13, 2017

Main library will be closed Saturday for renovation

Exterior photo of Danville Public Library's main branch at 511 Patton St.

(Posted Thursday, July 13) The Danville Public Library's main branch on Patton Street will be closed Saturday, July 15, for a small renovation project. The library will reopen at its regularly scheduled hours at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 17.

Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 12, 2017

City will demonstrate new street concept

Reimagine That Danville logo

The City of Danville is joining with several community organizations on Friday, July 14, to demonstrate the potential of city streets to be inclusive spaces for bicyclists and pedestrians as well as motorists. The demonstration, called &ldquo...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 11, 2017

Take precautions due to heat, humidity

Beat the heat graphic

As the first major heat wave of the year settles in, the Fire Department urges citizens to take precautions, such as staying hydrated and wearing loose-fitting clothing.

Assistant chief Steve Dishman also says it's important to be able to recognize the sig...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 11, 2017

Two utility workers injured in explosion

Danville Utilities sign on building

UPDATE POSTED AT 10:30 A.M. TUESDAY: David Ward, the second City of Danville utilities workers injured Monday outside the Intertape Polymer Group plant in Pittsylvania County, is in stable condition this morning at UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill.

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 5, 2017

Farmers' Market open Wednesday afternoons

Farmers Market logo

The Danville Farmers’ Market will open on Wednesday afternoons beginning today, 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 wil...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: July 3, 2017

City urges community to get out and play

PlayfulCityUSA logo

Danville Parks and Recreation is challenging the community to get out and play this July as a part of National Parks and Recreation Association’s Parks and Recreation Month.

“Play is a vital part of every community,” said Recr...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 29, 2017

State awards grant for SCALE UP program

Reimagine That Danville logo

Danville has been awarded a $339,600 state grant to launch a new program to boost community training and employment efforts that will move low-income individuals out of poverty.

The name of the program is “SCALE UP,” which stands for &a...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: June 27, 2017

Ceremony marks return of ‘Future I-785´signs

Future I-785 Corridor map

State and local officials gathered Tuesday to reveal the “Future I-785 Corridor” signs that have been reinstalled along the roadside of the U.S. 29 bypass from the Virginia-North Carolina line to its intersection at U.S. 58.

The ceremon...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

Posted on: July 25, 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: July 25, 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: July 25, 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: July 25, 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: May 8, 2017

Information leads to drug seizure and arrests.

5-7-17

Yesterday evening, May 7, 2017, Investigators  received information drugs were being sold at a local motel on Riverside Drive. Subsequent to an investigation , Benjamin  Florence was taken into custody on outstanding warrants. A search w...

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Danville, VA Police Activity Report
Posted on: May 3, 2017

Citizen Information leads to arrests and seizure

215 Withers Rd

Based on information from concerned citizens Danville Police Officers conducted an investigation that led to the issuance of a search warrant for 215 Withers Rd. The search warrant was served with the assistance of the Va. State Police Tactical Team, Aeri...

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Danville, VA Police Activity Report
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: 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

First-degree murder charges filed in double homicide

Dana Keith

The Danville Police Department this morning served Dana Miguel Keith, 29, with two warrants, charging him with first-degree murder in the deaths of Breia Martonia Edmunds, 21, and Damarcus Daron Whitehead, 20. Edmunds and Whitehead were found unresponsive...

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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 14, 2017

Police chief statement on Dana Keith arrest

Dana Keith

Here is a link to the full statement read by Police Chief Philip Broadfoot during a news conference held earlier today to provide the public with an update on the investigation into the double homicide of Breia Edmunds and Damarcus Whitehead>

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Police chief statement.... 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

MalikKeithHogan

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.

June 26 17

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

Wimbush Logan Thompson

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

06-14-17 Robbery

Danville Police responded to a call of an armed robbery at the Pit Stop Mart located at 1371 Piney Forest Road on 6-13-17. 

At 11:35 PM on 6-13-17, Danville Police responded to a reported armed robbery at the Pit Sop Mart located on Piney Forest R...

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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: June 2, 2017

Shots Fired in Direction of an Officer.

On Thursday morning at approximately 2:00 a.m. a Danville Police Officer was conducting a traffic stop near Bradley Road and North Main Street. The officer was operating a marked police vehicle with its emergency lights and equipment activated. As the off...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2017

06-02-17 Homicide

The Danville Police Department is investigating a double homicide. 

At approximately 11:47 pm yesterday evening Danville Police responded to the intersection of Arnett Blvd. and Glendale Ave. for a report of a vehicle crash. Upon arrival they foun...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2017

06-02-17 Homicide Victims Identified

The victims found deceased in a vehicle at Arnett Blvd. and Glendale Ave. have been identified as 21-year-old Breia Martonia Edmunds and 20-year-old Damarcus Daran Whitehead. The investigation is active and ongoing. 

Anyone with information about ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2017

05-31-17 Homicide

The Danville Police Department is currently investigating an apparent homicide in the 700 block of Bradley Rd. 

At approximately 6:45 pm EMS and Police responded to a residence in the 700 block of Bradley Rd. for a report of an unresponsive male s...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2017

05-31-17 Homicide Victim Identified

The man found deceased on Bradley Rd. has been identified as 23-year-old Fenqwon Tayshon Payne. The investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Danville Crime Stoppers at (434) 799-6508, or via ...

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

Information leads to seizure of weapons and drugs.

May 20-17

Acting on information received from the public,on Saturday members of the Danville Police Department and the Regional Narcotics Task Force  executed search warrants at four locations seizing:

 5 handguns, one of which was reported as stol...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2017

05-13-17 Homicide

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

On 5-13-17 at approximately 2:11 am today Danville Police responded to a residence in the 600 block of Shelton Street in reference to a home invasion. Officers dis...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2017

05-15-17 Homicide Victim Identified

Haywood Maurice Carter

The homicide victim shot early Saturday morning on Shelton St. has been identified as Haywood Maurice Carter, age 68, of the residence. He was known by family and friends as "Biscuit." The second victim is recovering from her injuries. ...

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

05-10-17 Wanted Person Arrested

Jonathan Good, subject of the press release sent out on 5-9-17, turned himself in today at the Danville Police Department. He is currently being held in the Danville City Jail under no bond. Thank you for your assistance. 

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2017

05-09-17 Teacher Charged With Indecent Liberties

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A former teacher has been charged with taking indecent liberties with a student. 

Last month Westover Christian Academy contacted the Danville Police Department about inappropriate texts being exchanged between a teacher and a 16-year-old female s...

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

04-22-17 Wanted Person Arrested

Roy Womack, subject of the press release sent out on 04-21-17, has been arrested by the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Department and is being held at this time in the Pittsylvania County Jail.  Thank you for your assistance.  

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2017

04-21-17 Wanted Person

RoyWomack

The Danville Police Department is searching for a man for threatening to burn a church and kill its members.

Today charges were brought against Roy NMN Womack, age 51, for communicating threats to burn a a structure. Womack is accused of using social media...

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Roy Womack Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
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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Additional Info... 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

Utilities

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Posted on: July 18, 2017

Danville Utilities issues peak power alert

Danville Utilities sign on building

Danville Utilities is requesting that its electric customers conserve power Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. because of a peak alert issued by its wholesale power supplier. A peak alert is not a shortage of electricity; it simply means...

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Utilities
Posted on: July 10, 2017

Two utility workers injured in explosion

Danville Utilities sign on building

UPDATE POSTED AT 6 P.M. MONDAY: Charles Sutton, who was one of two City of Danville utilities workers injured earlier today, has been treated and released from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

No information is available at this time on the condition of...

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Utilities