News Flash

Posted on: April 18, 2021

Danville Fire Department Responds to structure fire at 105 Sedgefield Court

The Danville Fire Department Responded to a reported  structure fire at 105 Sedgefield Court. Upon arrival units found a two story, six unit apartment complex with heavy fire showing from the front. Firefighters were able to confirm that the occu...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Danville Fire Department Responds to structure fire at 105 Shannon Dr.

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 105 Shannon at 2:55 am this morning. Crews arrived on scene to find a single story residential structure with heavy fire showing from the rear and roof of the structure. All occupants ...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: April 13, 2021

Police Department welcomes six new officers

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Six new officers joined the ranks of the Danville Police Department. The department held a swearing-in ceremony outside at the Carrington Pavilion this morning.  

These officers complete their five months of academy training this week and graduate...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Union Street Bridge Road detours extended

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The detours in place for Union Street Bridge Road have been extended until Wednesday, April 14. The extension will allow crews to complete replacement of a water main.

 Detours were established earlier this week at Riverside Drive and Henry Road. ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Danville Transit to help seniors get vaccinations

Effective Thursday, April 8, the Danville Transit System will pre-register and schedule free door-to-door transportation service for seniors to get COVID-19 vaccinations at the Danville Mall.

Funding for this service is provided through a grant with the So...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Sovah Health announces emergency room project

News release from Sovah Health

Sovah Health’s Danville Emergency Room (ER) has been approved for more than $12 million in renovations, all of which are intended to enhance access for patients and improve emergency care for residents across Southe...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Health district moves to Phase 2 vaccinations

News release by the Virginia Department of Health

The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania/Danville Health District (PDHD) and Southside Health District (SSHD) will expand vaccination efforts to Phase 2. All individuals in the PDHD and SS...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Virginia to expand vaccine eligibility on April 18

News release from the Office of the Governor

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that all individuals in Virginia age 16 and older will be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine starting on Sunday, April 18, ahead of the May 1 nationwide goal set by Presi...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Union Street Bridge Road detour scheduled

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Union Street Bridge Road will be closed to through traffic beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, and continuing through 5 p.m. Friday, April 9, to allow for replacement of a water main.

Detours will be established at Riverside Drive and Henry Road, but acc...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 31, 2021

City posts agenda for next City Council meeting

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, April 6, in a business session at 7 p.m. followed by a work session. Both sessions will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is located at 427 Patton St.

The meeting is ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Offices will be closed on Easter Monday

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The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville government offices will be closed on Monday, April 5, in observance of the Easter holiday. The public library will be closed and there will be no Danville Transit service. 

However, the James F...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Danville Utilities receives national recognition

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Danville Utilities has earned a “Platinum” level designation as a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3®) from the American Public Power Association for providing customers with reliable and safe electric service.

The “P...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Walk-ins no longer allowed at vaccination center

News release from VDEM, VDH

(RICHMOND, VA) — Today, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced that only those individuals who receive an appointment or invitation to atte...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Governor eases limits for social gatherings

News release from the Office of the Governor

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that as COVID-19 vaccinations continue to rise in Virginia, certain sports and entertainment venues may begin to operate with additional capacity and indoor and ou...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Festival In The Park board cancels 2021 event

The Festival in the Park Board of Directors has announced this year’s event will be canceled.   

“We are saddened by the decision to once again cancel this long-standing Danville tradition,” said Board Presid...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Otterbots name Relaford as team’s manager

News release from Danville Baseball

Just seven days after the Danville Otterbots brand was announced to local, national, and worldwide fanfare, the team has announced 11-year MLB veteran Desi Relaford as the club’s manager for the inaugural seaso...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Mayor urges citizens to sign up now for vaccine

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Mayor Alonzo Jones is encouraging all citizens to sign up to get the COVID-19 vaccine, saying the Community Vaccination Center in the former JCPenney space at the Danville Mall offers a prime opportunity for those eligible now.

The Pittsylvania-Danville He...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 18, 2021

City completes stretching stations project on trail

Danville Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce, that in partnership with the Danville Running Club, the Danville Riverwalk Trailhead Stretching Stations Project is officially complete. The project was funded through a Make More Happen Grant by the D...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 17, 2021

Health district moves to Phase 1c vaccinations

News release by the Virginia Department of Health

The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania/Danville Health District and Southside Health District will now begin to vaccinate those in Phase 1c, while continuing to vaccinate in Phase 1a and...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 17, 2021

City manager submits budget draft

City Manager Ken Larking on Tuesday night submitted to City Council a proposed budget that maintains basic government services and invests in eight key areas, including education, economic development and public safety.

No tax rate or fee increases are pro...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 16, 2021

Otterbots unveiled as team’s new identity

News release from Danville Baseball

For the first time in almost three decades, baseball in Danville has its own unique identity: an identity formed by ideas from fans and community members, and one that represents Danville and the Southside to the fullest...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 16, 2021

Airport releases new promotional video

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The Danville Regional Airport today released a new promotional video highlighting the role the airport plays in tourism and economic development and the educational opportunities it provides.

The Danville Regional Airport Commission initiated the project a...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Community vaccination center to open Monday

A regional, state-managed COVID-19 community vaccination center that will administer up to 3,000 doses a day will open Monday, March 15, in the former JCPenney store space at the Danville Mall. The center will be open six days per week from 8:30 a.m. to 5...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Health district expands Phase 1b vaccinations

News release by Virginia Department of Health

Starting today, more Phase 1b individuals in the Pittsylvania-Danville and Southside health districts are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Anyone eligible in Phase 1b, to include additional frontline esse...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Riverside Drive water main replacement begins

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Construction on Riverside Drive from Audubon Drive to Arnett Boulevard is underway to replace an aging underground water main. Installation of the pipe will require excavation in the street and the public right of way. Lane closures may be necessary.

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

First vaccination clinic held at JCPenney site

More than 1,200 people today received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the former JCPenney store in the Danville Mall. The vaccination clinic was held for those eligible in the highest priority groups who had pre-registered and received appoint...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 2, 2021

Local election officials receive primary notices

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Local election officials have received notice to prepare to hold the following political party primaries on Tuesday, June 8: Republican Party — 14th District House of Delegates; Democratic Party — governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, and 14th ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: March 2, 2021

River District to hold Distrx scavenger hunt

News release by the River District Association

River District Association (RDA) is pleased to announce the launch of the River District Downtown App, Distrx, with a with a scavenger hunt “apptivity” for the community, “You Ott...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Danville Baseball sets date for new team identity

News release from Danville Baseball

After receiving hundreds upon hundreds of team name submissions from community members and fans, Danville Baseball Club has set a date to announce the new team identity. The new era of baseball and entertainment for Danv...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Danville Transit expands same-day service hours

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Effective Monday, March 1, the Danville Transit System will offer expanded same day service hours for all reservation-based operations via online reservations. 

Reservation-based operations include the Reserve A Ride service, Handivan operation, a...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Health district holds another large-scale clinic

The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania/Danville Health District, with the support of local COVID-19 response partners, today held another large-scale vaccination clinic. This event was held at the Danville Community Market.

This closed ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Governor relaxes some COVID-19 restrictions

News release from the Office of the Governor

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that as COVID-19 hospitalizations and infection rates continue to decline and vaccinations rise in Virginia, certain outdoor sports and entertainment venues may begin to op...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 24, 2021

City posts agenda for next City Council meeting

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 2, in a business session at 7 p.m. followed by a work session. Both sessions will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is located at 427 Patton St.

The meeting is o...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

News Flash

Posted on: April 13, 2021

Arrest Photos

The information supplied are the Photos of individuals arrested (and the charge) in the previous seven days.

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

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: April 13, 2021

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: April 13, 2021

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

News Flash

Posted on: April 16, 2021

04-16-2021 Man charged for throwing knife at deputy

After investigation and consultation with the Danville Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, Danville Police charged 62-year-old Jay Weldon Miller, of Danville, with attempted malicious wounding of a law enforcement officer in connection with the inci...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2021

04-13-2021 Danville Police Department welcomes six new officers

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Six new officers joined the ranks of the Danville Police Department. The department held a swearing-in ceremony outside at the Carrington Pavilion this morning.  

These officers complete their five months of academy training this week and graduate...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2021

04-06-21 SUBJECT ARRESTED IN MORNING SHOOTING

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Officers were called to the 1400 Block of N. Main Street in reference to a shooting. Officers learned that a vehicle that was traveling in the 1200 Block of N. Main Street was struck by gun fire. A 42 year old Danville resident who was a passenger in the ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2021

03-25-2021 Citizen tips help identify robbery suspects *Updated*

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Updated April 2

Antonio Stanfield turned himself in to police. Officers served the outstanding robbery warrant and Stanfield remains in the Danville City Jail with no bond. 

Aaron Thomas was still hospitalized in critical condition in Ohio as of &a...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2021

03-19-2021 Police seek public’s help to identify robbery suspects

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Danville Police are investigating a robbery that happened in the early morning hours of March 14, 2021 in the 3500 block of West Main Street. 

The victim reported to police that he was at a hotel room having some drinks with two men that he did no...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2021

03-10-2021 Danville Police captain selected to serve on state mental health planning group

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Captain Steve Richardson was one of 40 people selected from over 300 nominations to serve as a member of the 40 person Marcus Alert State Stakeholder Planning Group. He was one of the handful of law-enforcement professionals invited to serve in the group....

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2021

03-10-2021 The Danville Police Department held is annual awards ceremony

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Chief Scott C. Booth recognized several women and men of the Danville Police Department and for their exceptional service in 2020. Chief Booth also honored individuals from partner agencies for their significant contribution to the Department’s ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2021

03-09-2021 Police looking for person of interest in shooting

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Investigators are looking for the man pictured in the surveillance photos in connection with a shooting that left one person injured. 

Two individuals were victims of an aggravated assault when someone shot into their vehicle in the early morning ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2021

03-05-2021 Danville man arrested in connection with February homicide

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Danville Police arrested Avion Burton Thursday afternoon in Danville on the outstanding warrant for second-degree murder in the death of Jaylan Fitzgerald. Investigators obtained the charge on Burton February 4 and he had remained at large since that time...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2021

03-02-2021 Operation Justice without Borders

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*Correction* There were a total of ten individuals charged. The original release read 12 were charged. 

Caswell County Sheriff’s Office and the Danville Police Department conducted a seven-month long drug trafficking investigation that l...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2021

02-23-2021 *Update*Family reports man missing since August 2020

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Update - Danville Police obtained reliable information that Harston was in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in September 2020. All indications are that Harston traveled there on his own and he was in good health. Danville Police are working with entities in that c...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2021

02-12-2021 Skeletal human remains identified as missing Pittsylvania county man

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The Medical Examiner’s Office of the Western District confirmed the remains located in Danville belonged to Robert Isaac Hurt.

Danville Police began a death investigation after a crew of workers clearing trees along a power line right of...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2021

02-04-2021 Man charged in homicide

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Danville Police charged a man in connection to the homicide on Cabell Street. 

Investigators charged 19-year-old Danville man, Avion Burton, with second-degree murder for killing Jaylan Fitzgerald. A citizen called 911 Wednesday at about 3:15 p.m....

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Pittsylvania County man wanted in connection to overnight shooting in Danville

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 *Update - Dawson was arrested without incident on 1-28-2021. Danville Police charged Deauntae T. Dawson, 33, in connection to an early morning shooting that left one man in critical condition. 

A 911 caller reported that a man had been s...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2021

01-22-2021 IDDU Graduation

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The Danville Police Department is excited to recognize the second class of IDDU graduates.

Last Wednesday evening, the Department recognized seven graduates who recently completed the community program designed for people who have been released from jail w...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2020

12-16-2020 Danville experiencing record low crime

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The City of Danville continues to experience a decrease in crime thanks to focused deterrence efforts and community partnerships. 

Chief Scott Booth came to Danville in 2018 with the mission to reduce crime, particularly violent crime, and build c...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: November 25, 2020

Traffic Fatality

November 25, 2020

Motor vehicle crash results in a fatality

Danville Police are investigating a traffic crash that happened Tuesday around 5:16 p.m. in the area of West Main Street and Park Avenue.   

A gray 2016 Range Rover driven...

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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