News Flash

Posted on: February 2, 2023

Update: Victim Identified - House Fire with fatality at 512 Lewis Street

UPDATE: 

The victim has been identified in the fatal fire that occurred at 512 Lewis Street on Jan. 30, 2023. The victim was 70 year old Annette Marie Howard. She lived at the residence. Next of kin has been notified. No other press releases will ...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2023

House Fire at 226 Central St.

On January 24th, at 11:41pm, the Danville Fire Department responded to 226 Central St. for the report of a possible house fire. E-5, E-1, L-1, E-2, Hazmat-2, and Battalion-1 responded. Upon arrival E-5 discovered moderate smoke conditions at the front doo...

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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: February 2, 2023

Robert David recognized among top influencers

Robert David portrait photo

Robert David, youth services and gang violence prevention coordinator for the City of Danville, was recently named among the “Top 100 Influencers in Local Government” in 2022 by the nonprofit Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL).

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: February 1, 2023

Governor announces local company to expand

News release from the governor’s office

Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced that Engineered BioPharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical engineering and manufacturing company dedicated to advancing cost-effective, state-of-the-art medicine, wil...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 30, 2023

Streetscape phase to begin on Wilson Street

The next phase of streetscape improvements in the River District will begin this week, with improvements being made on Wilson Street between Bridge and Craghead streets. This block is closed in preparation for the following activity:

  • Expansion of the storm...
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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 30, 2023

Improvement project begins on Audubon Drive

The Audubon Drive improvement project, which will expand the storm drainage system and add a sidewalk from Riverside Drive to Apollo Avenue, is underway. The project also includes the addition of a crosswalk with pedestrian lights on Riverside Drive.

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Project Imagine honors latest class of graduates

Project Imagine group photo

Five teenagers were honored on Thursday for completing life skills training and goal-setting exercises through Project Imagine, a community violence intervention collaborative that steers gang-prone kids off the streets and toward pursuing something great...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Caesars Virginia to hold supplier outreach event

News release by Caesars Virginia

Caesars Entertainment is pleased to announce a Supplier Outreach Event to be held on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at the Institute for Advanced Learning & Research Facility, located at 150 Slayton Avenue, Danville, VA. The event w...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Health District schedules free flu vaccine clinic

News release from the Virginia Department of Health

The Pittsylvania-Danville Health District will offer free seasonal flu vaccine at a special clinic on Friday, February 3, from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Ballou Park Recreation Center located at 760 West...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Lane closures slated for Audubon Drive

Audubon Drive from Riverside Drive to Apollo Drive will be closed to through traffic today through Thursday, Jan. 24-26, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to allow for connection of new water and gas mains.

Also, a water outage for Audubon Drive between Riversid...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Report: Violent crime continues to drop

Police Chief Scott Booth told the City Council earlier this week that the city saw fewer reported robberies, rapes, and aggravated assaults in 2022 than during the previous year.

A total of 128 total violent crimes were reported last year. That number is a...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Project B.R.A.V.E. sees early successes

BRAVE Logo with Partners

In light of the recent murder/suicide on Glen Oak Drive on Dec. 31, 2022, the Danville Police Department is highlighting Project B.R.A.V.E. and the work to reduce domestic violence incidents in the city. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 20, 2023

City receives award for financial reporting excellence

For the 36th consecutive year, the City of Danville’s Finance Department has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

The C...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Cabin Fever Music Series continues Saturday

The second concert in Danville Harvest Jubilee’s annual Cabin Fever Music Series continues Saturday, Jan. 18, inside the Community Market with Matt Boswell and the Hillbilly Blues Band performing.

Boswell and the band will be performing for their...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 13, 2023

Youth Police Academy slots fill quickly

Danville Police Youth Academy

UPDATE: All available slots for the fifth annual Youth Police Academy have been filled. The Police Department is still accepting leader applications, which are available here. For any questions, or special cases, contact Cpl. Sylvia Broo...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 12, 2023

Light show raises over $17,700 for community

The Community Holiday Light Show, which was held Dec. 8-23 at Ballou Park, marked another big year for giving back to the community, with $17,710 raised for gate workers and best-in-show display winners.

The light show has been an annual event since 2014.&...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 12, 2023

City posts agendas for next City Council meeting

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 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...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 12, 2023

New identity unveiled for iconic White Mill

The City of Danville and The Alexander Company held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday to celebrate the commencement of construction that will transform the long vacant White Mill in Danville’s River District from its original role as part of...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 11, 2023

Holiday schedule for city offices, services

martin-luther-king day

The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville government offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Also, the public library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed.

Danville T...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 10, 2023

Public invited to attend White Mill ceremony

The City of Danville and The Alexander Company invite the community to celebrate White Mill’s exciting progress in a groundbreaking ceremony taking place on Thursday, January 12th, at the project site of 424 Memorial Drive.

 In a public-...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 9, 2023

Police offering juvenile justice training course

Reimagining Juvenile Justice Flyer with Sign Up QR Code

The Danville Police Department is pleased to offer Reimagining Juvenile Justice training during a six-week course each Wednesday from 1-5 p.m. beginning Feb. 1 through March 8.

Participants will engage in hands-on learning experiences during the no-cost tr...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 6, 2023

Lane closures slated for Piney Forest Road

Detour - Piney Forest Road street view map

Lane closures on Piney Forest Road at Franklin Turnpike are scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 10, and Wednesday, Jan. 11, to allow for emergency sewer repairs to the sewer tap for McDonald's at 1435 Piney Forest Road.

Both southbound lanes will be close...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 4, 2023

Police receive grant for Real Time Crime Center

Real Time Crime Center

The Danville Police Department (DPD) recently received a Virginia Department of Criminal Justices Services Law Enforcement American Rescue Plan Equipment and Technology Grant for the completion of a Real Time Crime Center (RTCC) and a ballistic identifica...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 4, 2023

Cabin Fever Music Series opens Saturday

Cabin Fever logo

Danville Harvest Jubilee’s annual Cabin Fever Music Series opens on Saturday, Jan. 7, inside the Community Market with the band Mended Fences performing.

The Rocky Mount-based band plays a variety of country, rock, pop, R&B and Top 40 hits.

Do...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 4, 2023

Winter Farmers’ Market to open Saturday

Flyer for opening of the Winter Market

The eighth season of the Winter Market at the Danville Farmers' Market will get underway on Saturday, Jan. 7, with vendors offering seasonal produce, baked goods, meats, eggs, jams and jellies, honey, soaps, and crafts.

Located in the Community Ro...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 4, 2023

DCC launches 16-week cybersecurity training

News release by Danville Community College

On January 23, 2023, Danville Community College (DCC) will launch a brand new, 16-week cybersecurity training to provide students with foundational skills to begin their careers. Offered via a hybrid format (50% o...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: January 3, 2023

Jones to continue as the city’s mayor

Mayor Jones presides following today's vote

Councilman Alonzo Jones will continue as the mayor and Councilman Dr. Gary Miller will continue as the vice mayor following votes by the City Council today. They will perform the duties of the mayor and vice mayor for the next two years.

Jones has been a C...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 30, 2022

Give your live, fresh cut Christmas tree a new life

As Danville residents get ready to undeck the halls, the Public Works Department offers a way to give live, fresh cut Christmas trees and wreaths a second life. Crews will collect trees placed curbside and take them to the City’s compost and mulc...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 30, 2022

Tunstall, Orange County take tournament titles

The Harry Johnson Holiday Classic provided three days of exciting basketball action, with the Tunstall High School boys’ team and the Orange County girls’ teams winning tournament championships on Thursday evening.

Tunstall defeated George Washington High ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 29, 2022

City Council’s inaugural meeting set for Jan. 3

City Council will hold its inaugural meeting at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 3. The organizational meeting is held every two years for the public swearing-in of winners of the most recent City Council election, selection of a mayor and vice mayor, and issuance o...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 29, 2022

Holiday schedule for city offices, services

Happy New Year's 2023 celebration image

In observance of the New Year’s Day holiday, the Municipal Building and all other City of Danville government offices, the library, and the James F. Ingram Justice Center (courthouse) will be closed on Monday, Jan. 2.

Danville Transit buses will not operat...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 27, 2022

City awarded $5 million grant for White Mill

The City of Danville will receive a state grant of $5 million for assistance in restoration and rehabilitation of the former White Mill building at 424 Memorial Drive.

The grant was one of 20 Industrial Revitalization Fund (IRF) grants, announced today by ...

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Governor's news release... Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 21, 2022

City will study pay organization-wide

City Manager Ken Larking told the City Council Tuesday night that an organization-wide pay study will be undertaken to address disparities that have developed because of volatile movements in market averages over the last three years.

Employees have receiv...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 21, 2022

Holiday basketball action set for next week

Brackets - Harry Johnson Holiday Classic

The Harry Johnson Holiday Classic will feature six high school basketball boys’ teams, four high school girls’ teams, and three middle school boys’ teams competing over three days — Tuesday, Dec. 27, Wednesday, Dec....

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 20, 2022

Resurfacing of Westover Drive section completed

Resurfacing of Westover Drive from Riverside Drive to Capri Court has been completed. A temporary double yellow line will be placed in the center of the roadway when the work can be scheduled.

However, the permanent striping work, including the bike lanes,...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 19, 2022

Holiday schedule for city offices, services

The Municipal Building and all other City of Danville government offices will close for the Christmas holiday beginning Friday, Dec. 23, and will remain closed until Tuesday, Dec. 27.

The Ruby B. Archie Public Library and the James F. Ingram Justice Center...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 19, 2022

Holiday Light Show wraps up this week

The ninth annual Community Holiday Light Show wraps up this  week, with shows daily from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Ballou Park through Friday, Dec. 23. Ride through the park and enjoy a visit with Santa at the Children's Village.

The drive-thro...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 16, 2022

City presents Children & Youth Master Plan

A cross sector of local agencies and organizations gathered Friday for a public presentation of Danville’s Children & Youth Master Plan that has been more than one year in the making.

The master plan will serve as a road map for how city gove...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 16, 2022

Lane closures slated for Audubon Drive

Audubon Drive map

Audubon Drive from Riverside Drive to Apollo Drive will be closed to through traffic on Monday, Dec. 19, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. allow for installation of new water and gas mains.

Southbound traffic will be detoured onto Apollo Drive. Northbound traffic from...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 16, 2022

Danville Welcomes River District Golf & Social

Danville City officials joined other area leaders and citizens Friday afternoon in welcoming River District Golf & Social to the growing list of new businesses to the River District. 

River District Golf & Social features five climate-cont...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 14, 2022

City posts agenda for next City Council meeting

The City Council will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 20, in a business session. No work session is scheduled. The business session will begin at 7 p.m. and will be held in the Council Chambers on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building, which is located at 427 ...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements
Posted on: December 11, 2022

Police remind citizens of risks of illegal drug use

The Danville Police Department is investigating two likely unintentional overdose deaths today and are reminding the public of the deadly risks of illegal drug use while offering access to help for those fighting addiction.

On December 11, 2022, the Danvi...

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Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

News Flash

Posted on: January 31, 2023

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: January 31, 2023

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: January 31, 2023

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: January 31, 2023

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: February 2, 2023

Police Ask for Public's Assistance Identifying Suspect

Car Break In Suspect

The Danville Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance identifying a suspect from thefts from motor vehicles.

The thefts from motor vehicle occurred during the week of January 31.

Anyone who has information is asked to please contact the Danvi...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2023

UPDATE: Missing Person Found Safe

Marvin Pennick, 57

9:26 p.m. 1/30/23 UPDATE: Marvin Pennick has been safely located.

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ORIGINAL STORY: The Danville Police Department is searching for Marvin Pennick, 57, who was last seen around 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30 and has a known medical condition.

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Inaugural Danville PD Times Published This Week

Danville PD Times Image

The Danville PD Times, a quarterly newsletter publication from the Danville Police Department, was unveiled earlier this week.

Each quarter, the PD Times will provide crime news and community engagement updates. Upcoming events, recruitment opportunities a...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Danville PD’s Project B.R.A.V.E. Sees Early Successes

BRAVE Logo with Partners

In light of the recent murder/suicide on Glen Oak Drive on Dec. 31, 2022, the Danville Police Department is highlighting Project B.R.A.V.E. and the work to reduce domestic violence incidents in the city. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2023

UPDATED 2023 Summer Youth Police Academy Full, Still Accepting Leadership Applications

Danville Police Youth Academy

1/18/23 10:50 a.m. UPDATE: The 5th annual Youth Police Academy is now full for participants. The Danville Police Department is still accepting leader applications, which are available here. For any questions, or special cases, contact Cpl. Sylvia Brooks a...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2023

1-11-23 Police Investigate Fatal Crash

Danville Police Department Patch and Badge

The Danville Police Department is investigating a fatal single vehicle crash on the U.S. 58 exit towards Martinsville, Va. off West Main Street.

Kevin Mark Spendley, 29, of Greer, S.C. was found in an overturned 2016 Hyundai Elantra Wednesday, Jan. 11, and...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2023

1-10-23 Crash Investigation Underway Involving School Bus, Pedestrian

Danville Police Department Patch and Badge

The Danville Police Department is investigating following a traffic crash involving a Danville Public Schools bus and a pedestrian.

At 2:53 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, the police department responded near the intersection of S. Main St. and Watson Street for a ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2023

1-6-23 Danville PD Releases Report After December Initiative with Virginia State Police

DPD VSP December 2022 Initiative

During the month of December, the Danville Police Department and Virginia State Police partnered as a part of Governor Glenn Youngkin's Operation Bold Blue Line initiative.

Launched in October 2022, the operation is a sustained effort to comprehen...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2023

01-04-22 DPD Receives Grant to Complete Real Time Crime Center, Ballistic Identification System

Real Time Crime Center

The Danville Police Department (DPD) recently received a Virginia Department of Criminal Justices Services Law Enforcement American Rescue Plan Equipment and Technology Grant for the completion of a Real Time Crime Center (RTCC) and a ballistic identifica...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: January 1, 2023

1-1-23 Police Investigate Overnight Murder-Suicide

Danville Police Department Patch and Badge

The Danville Police Department is investigating a murder-suicide that occurred Saturday, Dec. 31, after responding to Glen Oak Drive near the intersection of Lanier Ave. at 9:23 p.m. for an urgent well being check.

Police forced entry into the Glen Oak Dri...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 31, 2022

12-31-22 Safety Tips for Celebrating the New Year

The Danville Police Department wishes everyone a Happy New Year, and offers these tips on how to celebrate safely. If you have an emergency, dial 911. For all non-emergencies, call 799-5111 option 8.

Celebrations:

Hosting a New Year's party is a fun way to ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 28, 2022

12-28-22 Arrest in Sunrise Robbery

Graham, Isaac Jerome

Following an investigation and assistance from the public, the Danville Police Department has made an arrest after an early Wednesday morning robbery at Sunrise in the 2200 block of North Main Street. 

Isaac Jerome Graham, 41, has been charged wit...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 28, 2022

12-28-2022 Danville Police Investigating Morning Robbery of Convenience Store

Sunrise Robbery suspect

On 12-28-2022, at approximately 8:04AM, the Danville Police Department responded to an armed robbery at the Sunrise convenience store in the 2200 block of North Main Street. 

A black male entered the store, produced a firearm, retrieved an undiscl...

Sunrise Robbery Suspect

Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2022

12-11-2022 Police Investigating Two Overdose Deaths, Remind of Deadly Risks of Illegal Drug Use

The Danville Police Department is investigating two likely unintentional overdose deaths today and are reminding the public of the deadly risks of illegal drug use while offering access to help for those fighting addiction. 

On December 11, 2022, ...

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2022

04-27-2022 Chief Scott Booth Awarded 2022 Innovation in Government Award

Group w Governor Wilder

On April 26, 2022, Danville Police Chief Scott C. Booth was presented the 2022 Excellence in Virginia Award for Innovation in Government by the Virginia Commonwealth University L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at the Richmond Marr...

Award Ceremony with Governor Wilder

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