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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

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Posted on: July 17, 2014

Propane Leak at 200 River St

The Danville Fire Department responded to a major propane leak at 200 River St. We responded with three engines a ladder truck and a command unit. Upon arrival units encountered a large vapor cloud of propane. River St was... Read on...

Posted on: July 10, 2014

Structure Fire at Virdia, 228 Slayton Ave.

At 12:37:44, Danville Fire Department units responded to a fire alarm at Virdia, located at 228 Slayton Ave. On arrival, firefighters found smoke in the building. The fire was held in check by the fire control sprinkler and... Read on...


Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

18 Stories
Posted on: July 21, 2014

Danville mayor, Pittsylvania chairman will deliver 'State of Region' address

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The Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce will host the "State of the Region Address" on Tuesday, July 29, with Danville Mayor Sherman M. Saunders and Jessie L. Barksdale, chairman of the Pittsylvania County... Read on...

Posted on: July 21, 2014

Free outdoor movie series features ‘Elf’ on Friday

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Danville Parks and Recreation’s Centra Summer Movies in the Park Series will continue at 9 p.m. on Friday, July 25, at Ballou Park, with the movie “Elf.”

Elf is a 2003 American Christmas comedy film starring Will Ferrell,... Read on...

Posted on: July 18, 2014

City Council members tour U.S. Green Energy facility

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City Council members tour U.S. Green Energy production facility and learn of production equipment upgrades, potential customer leads, and current contract discussions that include sale of solar light poles to Haiti, Pakistan and a country in Africa.

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Posted on: July 16, 2014

Library’s new website takes patrons beyond bricks, mortar and books

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The Danville Public Library has launched a redesigned website that better reflects the extension of a modern library far beyond bricks, mortar and books.

The site can be found at a new web address – www.readdanvilleva.org... Read on...

Posted on: July 16, 2014

Duke Energy, EPA brief City Council on river cleanup

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Duke Energy has completed the cleanup of a coal ash deposit and river sediment near the Schoolfield Dam, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will scale back its monitoring of the Dan River.

City Council received... Read on...

Posted on: July 18, 2014

Former Piedmont Hardware building undergoes redevelopment

Former Piedmont Hardware Building

The former Piedmont Hardware building on Craghead Street will gain new life as office space and add to a growing River District. Local businessman Rick Barker purchased the 21,000 square-foot building last year. Ground floor offices will open in November.

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Posted on: July 15, 2014

New technology helping Danville Police Department

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The Danville Police Department recently received a Smart Board for use in morning patrol briefings, department training and special operations. The large, interactive monitor connects to a computer and provides visual display of data and pictures.

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Posted on: July 11, 2014

Danville Utilities releases expanded water quality report

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The Danville Utilities Department has released an expanded water quality report that provides information on regulated compounds, the cleanup of coal ash and sediment from the Dan River, and the upcoming trihalomethane... Read on...

Posted on: July 17, 2014

Aiken Bridge repairs near completion, lane closures continue

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Lane closures on Central Boulevard continue as repairs to the Aiken Bridge near an end. Weather permitting, repairs are expected to be completed within the next two to three weeks.

Until then, the right northbound and... Read on...

Posted on: July 9, 2014

Industrial Development Authority chooses T. Neal Morris as new chairman

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The Industrial Development Authority has chosen T. Neal Morris as its chairman. He was nominated by Richard Turner, who has headed the authority for almost 10 years. The group facilitates redevelopment in industrial parks and River District properties.

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Posted on: July 8, 2014

Danville schedules activities for citizens to Get Out and Play

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City Council recently proclaimed July as Parks and Recreation Month in Danville in honor of National Parks and Recreation Month.

“This month, we want the citizens of Danville to get out and play,” said Bill Sgrinia. “We... Read on...

Posted on: July 8, 2014

Trail section at YMCA temporarily closed on weekdays

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The Riverwalk Trail section at the new Danville Family YMCA is now closed for periods of time on weekdays to allow construction crews to work on the building exterior facing the river.

The closure began Tuesday, July 8... Read on...

Posted on: July 8, 2014

International grocery market opens in downtown Danville

South Ridge Grocery International Market is now open on South Ridge Street. International items include beverage syrups, pickles, spices, chutneys, tea cracker cookies, rice and specialty flour varieties. The store sells fresh goat, lamb and beef.

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Posted on: July 2, 2014

City Council allows court fee for electronic summons system

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Danville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to allow Circuit and District courts in Danville to assess a $5 fee to pay for an electronic summons system that will make it easier for police to write traffic tickets... Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2014

City Council selects Saunders as mayor, Miller as vice mayor

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City Council voted Tuesday for Councilman Sherman Saunders to continue to serve as mayor of Danville, and it chose Councilman Dr. Gary Miller to continue as vice mayor.

Their terms as mayor and vice mayor will be for two... Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2014

Danville welcomes Moon River Thai Bistro

Wayne Alan, left, Dan Doby, center, listen as Mayor Sherman Saunders opens the ceremony Thursday.

Danville city officials joined other area leaders and citizens Thursday morning in welcoming Moon River Thai Bistro as the first addition since the creation of the tourism zone that includes the River District and designated... Read on...

Posted on: June 25, 2014

Danville creates online community crime mapping site

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The city of Danville has created a map detailing crime within the city, and this map is now accessible in seconds to anyone with an Internet connection.

The interactive map pinpoints the location of police-documented... Read on...

Go to community crime map...
Posted on: June 26, 2014

Hatcher Center Outlet Store moving to downtown Danville

The Arc of Southside plans to move its Hatcher Center Outlet Store in Blairs to downtown Danville by the Christmas holidays. Tonya Fowler, executive director of The Arc of Southside, said the organization bought the River District building at 411 Main St.

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Danville, VA Police Activity Report

5 Stories
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... Read on...

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Posted on: July 15, 2014

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: July 15, 2014

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... Read on...

Warrant list in PDF format
Posted on: July 15, 2014

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: July 15, 2014

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 Department Media Releases

40 Stories
Posted on: July 17, 2014

07-17-14 Gas Leak Investigation

The Danville Police Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding the gas leak at Abercrombie Oil earlier today.

Preliminary evidence suggests that the line that leaked gas was intentionally cut in an attempt... Read on...

Posted on: July 17, 2014

07-17-14 Gas Leak on River St.

Police and Fire personnel responded to Abercrombie Oil on River St. for a reported gas leak.

At approximately 6:00 a.m. this morning a citizen using the Riverwalk Trail reported smelling an odor of natural gas coming from... Read on...

Posted on: July 21, 2014

07-21-14 Wanted Man

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A Danville man wanted for stalking has been released on bond in West Virginia but is currently being sought in Virginia .

Berkley Allen Furgurson was arrested in Pocahontas County, WV on July 15, 2014. He was released by... Read on...

Posted on: July 16, 2014

07-14-14 Man Wanted on Stalking Charge

The Danville Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating a man wanted for stalking.
The Danville Police Department is currently holding an outstanding warrant and protective order for Berkley... Read on...

Posted on: July 10, 2014

07-10-14 Heavy Equipment Theft

The Danville Police Department is investigating the theft of over $80,000 in heavy equipment earlier this week.

During the early morning hours this past Monday, a tractor trailer was used to steal three pieces of heavy... Read on...

Posted on: July 7, 2014

07-07-14 Shooting

On 7-7-14 at 2:16 AM police units responded to a shooting in the 400 block of Montague St. Officers found the victim shot multiple times. It was determined that the shooting had occurred in the 200 block of Stuart St., and... Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2014

06-26-14 Robbery

On 6-26-14 at 12:43PM police units responded to the report of a robbery in the 200 block of First St. A 60-year-old Danville man stated he was walking on First St. when a male subject walked up and punched him in the face,... Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2014

Traffic Safety Awards Ceremony

A recent review of traffic crashes for 2013 revealed that several citizens and officers were in need of recognition. The reports showed that each driver was properly restrained with the vehicle’s safety belts and that this... Read on...

Posted on: June 19, 2014

06-19-14 Death Investigation

At approximately 1:30 pm this afternoon Danville Police responded to Highland Burial Park for a report of a man lying unresponsive in the cemetery.

The man was identified as a City of Danville Utilities Department... Read on...

Posted on: June 10, 2014

06-10-14 Check Fraud

The Danville Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a woman suspected of check fraud.

This check fraud occurred as follows. On May 19 of this year two separate theft incidents occurred in... Fraud Suspect

Fraud Suspect
Posted on: June 6, 2014

06-06-14 Robbery

Danville Police responded to the Danville Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department 142 South Main Street reference a robbery in the 300 block of Chatelaine Avenue this morning.

At 4:00 AM, Danville Police responded... Read on...

Posted on: June 6, 2014

06-06-14 Shooting

Danville Police responded to a shots fired call in the 200 block of Setliff Street this morning.

At approximately 1:45 AM, Danville Police responded to the 200 block of Setliff Street in regards to a shots fired call.... Read on...

Posted on: June 6, 2014

06-06-14 Robbery

Danville Police responded to a call of a robbery in the 300 block of Edmonds Street this morning.

At 12:10 AM, Danville Police responded to a reported robbery in the 300 block of Edmonds Street. A 34 year old... Read on...

Posted on: June 3, 2014

06-03-14 Burglary Suspect

The Danville Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a burglary suspect.

At approximately 10:20 pm yesterday evening police responded to an alarm at Family Dollar located on South Main... Burglary Suspect

Burglary Suspect
Posted on: June 3, 2014

06-03-14 Malicious Wounding Arrest

An arrest was made following a shooting on Parker Rd. early yesterday afternoon.

Corderrica Cord Jones, age 27 of Danville was charged with malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

He... Corderrica Cord Jones

Corderrica Cord Jones
Posted on: June 2, 2014

06-02-14 Malicious Wounding

On 06-02-14 at approximately 12:50 pm, police responded to the 200 block of Parker Road in reference to a shooting. Officers located a victim, suffering from a gunshot wound to the foot. The victim was transported to the... Read on...

Posted on: May 27, 2014

05-27-14 Burglary

On 5-26-14 at approximately 8:15 pm, police were called to the 200 block of Boswell St. in reference to a breaking and entering and grand larceny. The homeowner had returned home to discover that someone had kicked in the... Read on...

Posted on: May 24, 2014

05-24-14 Malicious Wounding

On 5-24-14 at approximately 3:22 am, police were called to the 400 block of Girard Street in reference to a concerned citizen hearing shots fired. At approximately 3:28 am, another citizen called to report that someone had... Read on...

Posted on: May 22, 2014

05-22-14 School Bus Crash

A vehicle crash involving a Danville City School Bus occurred this afternoon.

At approximately 3:05 p.m. Danville Police responded to the 300 block of Mall Dr. for a vehicle crash involving a school bus. The... Read on...

Posted on: May 21, 2014

05-21-14 Home Invasion

Danville Police responded to a call of a home invasion in the 400 block of Cedarbrook Drive on May 20, 2014.

Last night at approximately 9:30 P.M. Danville Police responded to a report of a home invasion on Cedarbrook... Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2014

05-18-14 Shooting

On 5-18-14 at 5:04PM Danville Police units responded to the 100 block of Crosland Avenue for a report of a shooting. When units arrived on scene, they found a 26 year old Danville man suffering from a gunshot wound. Rescue... Wade Carney

Wade Carney
Posted on: May 18, 2014

05-18-14 Robbery

On 5-17-14 at approximately 10:05 PM police units responded to a reported robbery. A 58-year-old Danville man reported he was delivering pizza in the 1200 block of Stokes St when he was approached by 4 male subjects. One... Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2014

05-16-14 Trailer Stuck In Underpass

Danville Police investigated a traffic accident that occurred last night at approximately 11:55PM in the 600 block of Craighead St. A Tractor Trailer was headed south on Craighead St. when the Trailer became separated from... Read on...

Posted on: May 7, 2014

05-07-14 Man Charged With Selling Counterfeit Goods

A man was arrested yesterday following search warrants for counterfeit goods.

A representative of North Face recently contacted the Danville Police Department seeking assistance with an investigation of counterfeit goods... Same Kontae

Same Kontae
Posted on: May 7, 2014

05-07-14 Dog Catchpole Death

The Danville Police Department is reporting the unfortunate death of a dog taken into its custody on Monday, May 5, 2014.

On that day, a resident of King St. called 911 to report a dog running at large and that it lived... Read on...

Posted on: May 5, 2014

05-05-14 Death Investigation

At approximately 7:02 am Danville Police officers responded to the 100 block of Manchester Ave. in reference to a death investigation. When officers arrived on the scene they discovered a male juvenile inside the residence... Read on...

Posted on: May 5, 2014

05-03-14 Unattended Death

On 5-3-14 at approximately 1:08PM, police were called to 510 Spring St. Apt. B in reference to a body. A body was found inside the apartment. The body may be that of a person known in the area only as “Richard”, who has... Read on...

Posted on: May 2, 2014

05-02-14 Robbery Arrest

An arrest has been made in the robbery of an 89-year-old woman Wednesday evening.

William Daniel Crumpton, age 28, of Dry Fork, VA was arrested this afternoon in the 3700 block of US Hwy 29 by Danville Police... William Daniel Crumpton

William Daniel Crumpton
Posted on: May 2, 2014

05-01-14 Robbery

On 5-1-14 at approximately 4:00PM a 60-year-old Danville man was sitting on the front porch of his residence located in the 400 block of First Street. He said a male subject came out from behind his house holding a handgun... Read on...

Posted on: May 1, 2014

05-01-14 Family Offers $10,000 For Homicide Information

The parents of a homicide victim are seeking the public's assistance in finding their son's killer.

Tony and Carolyn Price are offering $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the... Read on...

Posted on: May 1, 2014

05-01-14 Robbery

On 05-01-14 at 1:00am, a citizen reported that she was walking south near 1503 N. Main St.. The citizen reported that two black males wearing camouflage approached her, and took her pocketbook from her person. The suspects... Read on...

Posted on: May 1, 2014

05-01-14 Robbery

On 04-30-14 at 8:22 pm, officers responded to the 100 block of Oakhaven Drive in reference to a robbery. A citizen reported that she was at her vehicle when an unknown white male, 5’8” 150-160 lbs. pulled up on a two tone... Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2014

04-29-14 Vehicle Crash

At approximately 2:30 PM today Police, Fire, and Rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Audubon Dr. and Riverside Dr. for a report of a vehicle crash.

The investigation revealed a 2005 Dodge Pickup Truck was... Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2014

04-29-14 Utilities Department Employee Charged

A City of Danville Utilities Department employee has been charged following an investigation of disrupted electrical services.

Benjamin Paul Hairfield, age 40, of Martinsville, VA was charged with two (2) counts of... Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2014

04-20-14 Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle

Danville Police responded to a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle and the vehicle leaving the scene in the 400 block of Arnett Boulevard last night.

At 9:20 PM, Danville Police responded to a reported pedestrian being... Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2014

04-18-14 Vehicle Crash

Danville Police are investigating a traffic accident that occurred last night in the 300 block of Aiken Street.

At approximately 9:00 PM Police, Fire, and Rescue personnel responded to the 300 block of Aiken Street for... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read on...


Utilities

1 Story
Posted on: July 11, 2014

Danville Utilities releases expanded water quality report

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The Danville Utilities Department has released an expanded water quality report that provides information on regulated compounds, the cleanup of coal ash and sediment from the Dan River, and the upcoming trihalomethane... Read on...



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