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Danville, VA Fire Department Media Releases

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Posted on: January 5, 2015

Apartment Fire at Woodside Apartment Complex

The Danville Fire Department was dispatched at 6:00 pm for an apartment fire located at 1321 Piney Forest Road. The first arriving units found heavy smoke and fire coming from a window at apartment Y158. The apartment was... Read on...

Posted on: January 3, 2015

Structure fire at 464 Henry Street

The Danville Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire at 464 Henry Street this afternoon at 4:01 pm. The first arriving units found a small, 1-story house with heavy smoke showing from all sides of the house. Fire was... Read on...


Danville, VA Local Government News and Announcements

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Posted on: January 30, 2015

Scott to be enshrined tonight in NASCAR Hall of Fame

Wendell Scott

One of Danville’s native sons is set to be enshrined alongside other legends of NASCAR tonight in Charlotte. Wendell Scott will join Bill Elliott, Fred Lorenzen, Rex White and Joe Weatherly in the Class of 2015 inductees into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

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Posted on: January 29, 2015

Pickleball sweeps Danville

Pickleball, the fastest growing baby boomer sport in the nation, has taken the Danville region by storm. Danville has five new outdoor pickleball courts, and for winter play, the city now has 15 indoor courts available at different times of the week.

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Posted on: January 27, 2015

Committee discuses electric service strengths, weaknesses

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The steering committee that will make recommendations on how best to cost-effectively serve Danville’s electric customers discussed on Tuesday the strengths and weaknesses of the current electric operations.

Among the... Read on...

Posted on: January 27, 2015

Cabin Fever Music Series kicks off Friday at Community Market

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The new Cabin Fever Music Series will kick off at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Community Market. The first show in the Americana, blues and eclectic acoustic music series will feature The Harwell Grice Band. Roy Norton and Jay... Read on...

Posted on: January 27, 2015

Inside lanes closed as Riverside Drive turning lane project continues

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UPDATE POSTED TUESDAY, JAN. 27: The Riverside Drive turning lane project continues this week. The contract crew currently is working in the median near Cambridge Drive. The inside travel lanes – both eastbound and westbound... Read on...

Posted on: January 21, 2015

Duke Energy awaiting excavation plan approval

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Duke Energy is still awaiting approval of excavation plans the company submitted in November for ash stored at the Dan River Steam Station in Eden, N.C., and at three other sites deemed a high priority.

If approved, the... Read on...

Posted on: January 20, 2015

Council approves four rezoning cases

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Danville City Council gave its unanimous approval Tuesday night to four rezoning cases, including one that would allow the addition of a wholesale trade operation at Leggett Town & Country on Mount Cross Road.

Leggett... Read on...

Posted on: January 16, 2015

Noblis steps up to handle big data in big way

Noblis signate

Noblis has been busy the last three years growing what the company calls strawberries. These strawberries, or funded projects use four supercomputers, more than eight data sets and four algorithms and data pipelines at the Bridge Street office.

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Posted on: January 16, 2015

City among Community Foundation grant recipients

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The City of Danville was among the recipients of two grants from the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region.

The Division of Social Services was awarded $24,000 to provide critical and emergency financial assistance... Read on...

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Posted on: January 15, 2015

Office of Economic Development selects Teague as assistant director

Corrie Teague

Corrie Teague has been selected as the assistant director for the Danville Office of Economic Development.

As assistant director, she will oversee capital projects and assist in developing industrial park properties and... Read on...

Posted on: January 15, 2015

Inside lanes closed as Riverside Drive turning lane project begins

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UPDATE POSTED THURSDAY, JAN. 15: The Riverside Drive turn lane project is under way. The inside lanes – both eastbound and westbound – between Vandola Road and Avalon Drive are closed, and will remain closed until further... Read on...

Posted on: January 9, 2015

Mount Cross Road project gets thumbs-up from residents, business owners

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Mount Cross Road residents and business owners said they are pleased with the road widening project now that their suggestions have been incorporated into the draft plan. The project will widen the road to four lanes from Lowes Drive to the city limits.

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Posted on: January 9, 2015

Using photo source, artist makes unique creations

Lee Farley with works on display at North Theatre

The paintings of Danville city employee and artist Lee Farley will be on display for the foreseeable future at the Historic North Theatre’s newly re-opened Carrington Gallery. His works on display are landscapes created by a scratchboard technique.

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Posted on: January 8, 2015

Money available for business development in targeted areas

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The Danville Office of Economic Development held a workshop this week to teach business owners and investors how to qualify for a state program that provides grants for creating jobs in designated areas, known as enterprise zones. Danville has two zones.

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Posted on: January 8, 2015

Danville Utilities thanks customers for conserving during peak periods

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Danville Utilities thanks customers for their efforts to conserve energy during two peak power periods this week. Customer usage peaked at 214 megawatts at 8 a.m. Thursday, down 15 megawatts from a record 229.7 megawatts in... Read on...

Posted on: January 7, 2015

Council hears presentation on police-community relations

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Danville Police Chief Philip Broadfoot gave City Council an exhaustive rundown on departmental policies and procedures in use to create a mutually respectful relationship between police officers and the community during a presentation Tuesday night.

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Posted on: January 7, 2015

Space heater or kerosene heater? Danville Fire Marshal weighs in

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With bitter cold weather, you might want a space heater or a kerosene heater -- but which is safer? Danville Fire Marshal says both are safe if used properly. Firefighters respond on average to four fire calls a year related to space or kerosene heaters.

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Posted on: January 7, 2015

City will hold public hearing Thursday on Mount Cross Road widening

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The City of Danville will hold a public hearing on Thursday, Jan. 8, regarding the location and design of proposed widening improvements to Mount Cross Road between Lowes Drive and the city limits.

The hearing will be... Read on...

Posted on: January 2, 2015

Committee continues electric services study

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The fifth meeting of a steering committee that will make recommendations on how best to cost-effectively serve Danville’s electric customers was held on Monday. The meeting was taped and is airing daily on River City TV,... Read on...

Posted on: January 2, 2015

Danville water system nationally recognized for second straight year

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The Office of Drinking Water announces that the city of Danville water system has received a Water Fluoridation Quality Award from the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The award recognizes community... Read on...

Posted on: January 2, 2015

Danville will hold enterprise zone program workshop on Jan. 7

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Danville’s Office of Economic Development will hold a workshop on Jan. 7 for business owners and property owners interested in taking advantage of incentives offered under the enterprise zone program. To register, contact the economic development office.

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Posted on: October 8, 2014

City begins collecting loose leaves from neighborhoods

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City of Danville Public Works Department crews have begun collecting loose leaves from residential neighborhoods and will continue through Jan. 31.

There is no charge for this service, and no phone call is necessary. As... Read on...

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Danville, VA Police Activity Report

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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: January 27, 2015

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: January 27, 2015

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: January 27, 2015

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: January 27, 2015

Arrest Photos

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

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Danville, VA Police Department Media Releases

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Posted on: January 26, 2015

01-26-15 Firearm possession by juveniles.

Danville Police School Resource Officers charged 2 juveniles today with possession of a firearm at Westwood Middle School. Today at approximately 7:10am a School Resource Officer observed several male juveniles in the school... Read on...

Posted on: January 25, 2015

01-25-15 Shooting

On 01-24-15 at approximately 10:58 pm officers responded to the 300 block of Walker Street in reference to a shooting. Responding officers discovered a Danville resident suffering from a gunshot wound to the right side of... Read on...

Posted on: January 23, 2015

01-22-15 Robbery

On 01-22-15 at approximately 8:18 pm officers responded to the 400 block of Wooding Avenue in reference to a robbery. A Danville resident stated he was exiting his vehicle when he was physically assaulted and robbed by two... Read on...

Posted on: January 22, 2015

01-22-15 Robbery

On 01-21-15 at approximately 10:26 pm, the victim reports that he was in the 100 block of Pleasant View Ave. when a black male known to him only as "Quentin" pulled his back pack off and punched him with his fist on... Read on...

Posted on: January 22, 2015

01-22-15 Attempted Robbery

On 01-21-15 at approximately 10:10 pm, the clerk at the Sunrise Store at 760 Westover Drive reported that two males entered the store brandishing handguns. A customer told the suspects to "put them guns up" and they... Read on...

Posted on: January 20, 2015

01-20-15 Shooting

At approximately 1:00pm today, Danville Police officers and Rescue personnel responded to a report of shots being fired on Garland Street. Officers located a male victim on Garland Street suffering from a single gunshot... Read on...

Posted on: January 19, 2015

01-19-15 Felony Assault / Grand Larceny

On 01-18-2015 at approximately 3:57 pm, police and EMS responded to a home in the 500 block of Henry Street in reference to a felonious assault and grand larceny. The victim was transported to the Danville Regional Medical... Read on...

Posted on: January 19, 2015

01-18-15 Unattended Death

On 01-18-2015 at approximately 3:40 pm, police and EMS responded to the 100 block of Oakwood Circle in reference to a deceased male lying on the front porch of the residence. A neighbor returning home from work noticed the... Read on...

Posted on: January 14, 2015

01-14-15 Shoot Into Occupied Dwelling

On 01-13-15 at approximately 11:50 PM the Danville Police Department responded to the 400 block of Harrison St. in reference to a complaint of gunshots in the area. When police arrived they discovered that a house in the 400... Read on...

Posted on: January 13, 2015

01-13-15 Bank Surveillance Photos.

Please help the Danville Police Department identity the suspects from the American National Bank robbery yesterday. The suspect images were captured from the bank surveillance video.

Anyone with information about this... Bank Surveillance Video Pictures

Bank Surveillance Video Pictures
Posted on: January 12, 2015

01-12-15 Bank Robbery

Today at approximately 12:57pm Danville Police officers responded to an alarm at American National Bank on South Boston Road. As officers were responding Dispatch received confirmation that the bank had been robbed. The... Read on...

Posted on: January 11, 2015

01-10-15 Malicious Wounding

On 1-10-15 at approximately 7:00 PM police units responded to the 100 block of Walker Street in reference to a reported assault. Upon arrival, officers received information that someone had been stabbed. While police units... Jasmine Lashell Cardwell

Jasmine Lashell Cardwell
Posted on: January 9, 2015

01-09-15 Traffic flow has returned to normal.

The traffic flow at West bound South Boston Road and South bound route 29 bypass has returned to normal.

Posted on: January 9, 2015

01-9-15 Vehicle Crash

Crews are working to clear a roadway following the overturn of a tractor trailer early this morning.

At approximately 4:45 am Police and Fire personnel responded to the the exit ramp from westbound South Boston Rd. going... Read on...

Posted on: January 8, 2015

01-08-15 Accidental Shooting

On 01-08-15 at approximately 12:01 am Danville Police responded to the 100 block of Swanson Street in reference to a shooting. Responding officers discovered a juvenile male Danville resident suffering from a gunshot wound... Read on...

Posted on: January 6, 2015

01-06-15 Shooting

Danville Police are investigating a shooting that sent a 17-year-old to the hospital this afternoon.

At approximately 2:57 pm today Police and EMS personnel responded to a residence in the 1400 block of North Main St. for... Read on...

Posted on: December 29, 2014

12-29-14 Robbery

On 12-28-14 at 10:15PM a delivery driver from a Danville restaurant reported that he was delivering food to the 100 block of Gray St. when he was approached by four individuals. One of the subjects produced a handgun and... Read on...

Posted on: December 25, 2014

12-24-14 Shooting

Danville Police responded to a shots fired call in the 1100 block of Washington St. this afternoon.

At approximately 3:28 P.M. Danville Police responded to the 1100 block of Washington St. in regards to a shots fired call... Read on...

Posted on: December 25, 2014

12-24-14 Vehicle Crash

At approximately 11:55 AM Police, Fire, and Rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Poplar St. and North Ridge St. for a report of a motor vehicle crash.

The investigation revealed a 2000 Nissan Altima 4 door... Read on...

Posted on: December 23, 2014

12-22-14 Robbery

On December 22, 2014 at approximately 7:12 PM officers responded to a robbery call at the BB and T Bank after hour deposit located at 125 Collins Drive. An employee from another business was making a night deposit when one... Read on...

Posted on: December 22, 2014

12-21-14 Shooting

On December 21, 2014 at approximately 7:49 PM, officers responded to the 1400 Block of South Boston Road in reference to someone being shot. The 29-year-old male victim who was a Danville resident was driven to Danville... Read on...

Posted on: December 20, 2014

12-19-14 Shooting

On December 19, 2014 at approximately 11:23 PM, officers responded to the 100 Block of Cumberland Drive in reference to someone being shot. Officers located a 19-year-old male victim lying on the side of the street suffering... Read on...

Posted on: December 6, 2014

12-06-14 Homicide

A Danville man is in jail facing murder charges following the death of a man earlier today.

At approximately 11:38 am this morning, Police and EMS personnel responded to a residence in the 200 block of Ash St. for a... Johnathon Blake Landrum

Johnathon Blake Landrum
Posted on: November 27, 2014

11-26-14 Robbery

On 11-26-14 at approximately 11:45 pm Danville Police responded to a reported robbery at the Citgo 2434 N. Main St. The 23 year old clerk stated as she was closing the store a male subject came into the store wielding a... Read on...

Posted on: November 26, 2014

11-25-14 Robbery

On 11-25-14 at 7:02 pm police units responded to Loan Max located at 2626 Riverside Drive for a reported robbery. A 52-year-old female employee stated she was leaving the business when 2 male subjects approached her from the... Read on...

Posted on: November 24, 2014

11-24-14 Homicide

The Danville Police Department is investigating a child's death as a homicide.

Shortly after 9:00 pm last Thursday evening, Fire and EMS responded to a residence in the 100 block of West Woodlawn Dr. for a report of... Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2014

11-19-14 Grand Larceny Indictments

A Danville Grand Jury on Friday indicted three former City of Danville Utilities employees for grand larceny.

Benjamin Paul Hairfield, age 41, of Martinsville was arrested Monday for two counts of grand larceny. Marshall... Hairfield Wilkerson Booth

Hairfield Wilkerson Booth
Posted on: November 16, 2014

11-16-14 Traffic Crash

At approximately 12:15 am on 11-16-14, officers and EMS responded to a vehicle crash just east of South Boston Rd. and Cain Creek Blvd. According to witnesses, a Jeep Grand Cherokee, operated by John Gordon of Danville, was... Read on...

Posted on: November 16, 2014

11-15-14 Malicious Wounding

On November 15, 2014 at approximately 6:30 pm, officers responded to the 1400 block of Abbott St. in reference to someone being shot. Officers located a 15-year-old male victim at the intersection of Abbott St. and Locust St... Read on...

Posted on: November 14, 2014

11-14-14 Murder Arrests

Charges have been brought against two people in connection with the Sept 11 shooting death of Paul Andrew Harper, Jr.

Today a grand jury issued indictments for Tevin Lavar Stokes, age 23, of Henderson, NC and Lashawntey... Stokes / Smith

Stokes / Smith
Posted on: November 13, 2014

11-12-14 Robbery

On November 12, 2014 at approximately 12:05 p.m., Danville Police responded to the 100 Block of Stonewall Court in reference to a robbery. The victim, a 62 year-old, female, Danville resident reported that an unknown race... Read on...

Posted on: November 2, 2014

11-02-14 Shooting

On 11-2-14 at 1:43 AM Police units responded to 2500 Riverside Drive, Highlanders Bar and Grill for a shots fired call. While units were on scene there was a report of a subject being brought to the Danville Regional Medical... Read on...

Posted on: November 2, 2014

11-02-14 Robbery

On November 2, 2014 at approximately 1:00 am, Danville Police responded to the Budget Inn, 1228 Piney Forest Rd. in reference to an armed robbery. The victim, who had rented a room, reports that three black males wearing... Read on...

Posted on: October 29, 2014

10-29-14 Vehicle Crash

On October 29, 2014 Danville Police responded to the 300 block of Pendleton Rd. in reference to a vehicle crashing into a home.

Upon arrival, Officers found a silver Ford Focus had crashed into a home. The operator,... Read on...

Posted on: October 20, 2014

10-20-14 Robbery

On October 19, 2014, at approximately 11:40 p.m. officers were dispatched to the Joy Food Store located at 507 Riverside Dr., in reference to an assault. Upon officers arrival, it was determined to have been a robbery.... Read on...

Posted on: October 18, 2014

10-17-14 Traffic Crash

On 10-17-14 at approximately 4:41 pm, officers responded to a motor vehicle crash in which a pedestrian was struck and injured. Two vehicles were reported to be racing in the 400 block of Wooding Ave. when the vehicles... Read on...

Posted on: October 17, 2014

10-17-14 Armed Robbery

At approximately 11:46 pm on 10-16-14, Officers responded to the Hilltop Exxon, 730 Piney Forest Road, in reference to an armed robbery. The clerk reports that a b/m, 30-36 years old, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, grey... Read on...

Posted on: October 13, 2014

10-13-14 Child Struck By Vehicle

A child died this afternoon after being struck by a city school bus.

At approximately 4:10 pm today Police, Fire, and EMS responded to the 100 block of Martin Ave. for a report of a child being struck by a city school bus... 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

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Posted on: January 2, 2015

Danville water system nationally recognized for second straight year

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The Office of Drinking Water announces that the city of Danville water system has received a Water Fluoridation Quality Award from the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The award recognizes community... Read on...



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